The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 18, 1979-Page 7-
IN WAKE OF CARTER'S ENERGY SPEECH
House panel OKs standby gas rationing
WASHINGTON (AP)-The House tion on any of the measures outlined by subject to congressional veto. W.Va.), committee chairman
Commerce Committee moved yester- Carter in his new plan for dealing with Under this section, he could set state- thinks the rationing bill h
day to give President Carter the stan- national energy scarcities. by-state energy conservation targets. mistake.
dby gasoline rationing authority he Long gas lines and climbing fuel Then, in the event of a 10 per cent
requested anew in presenting his latest prices-along with the president's new shortage over a three-month period, he "I've always been
energy proposals to the nation. appeal for national energy unity-are could require states to come up with rationing," Staggers said. "It
Final committee approval of the generally credited with building sup- plans to meet the specified targets. to corruption and is basically ui
legislation seemed assured as the port for the measure. They would have 45 days to do so. Staggers also said the pr
committee rejected an amendment that The bill would allow the president to In states that failed to comply, the program falls far short of
would have had the effect of striking the invoke rationing if the nation experien- president could put into force a so- needed to curb America's app
rationing section from the bill. ced a 20 per cent decrease in supplies called "sticker" plan requiring imported oil, notwithstandingi
Other attempts to make major from the previous year-or even if such motorists to leave their cars home one billion price tag.
changes in the bill were also rejected. a shortafe appeared likely to the day a week. He could also set minimum "He'll never spend tha
The measure would reverse a House president. purchases of gasoline to discourage because he'll never get that
vote in May denying Carter rationing Congress would then have 15 days to "topping off." Staggers said.
authority. review the plan, during which either The 1973-74 Arab oil embargo led to Even though Carter appeale
House leaders hope to bring the bill to chamber could vote to veto it. about a 15 per cent shortage and last day to- congressional leadersf
the floor next week. The bill also authorizes some lesser winter's Iran production halt brought tment of his windfall profits to
The committee's approval of the bill steps which the president could use to abouta 5 per cent drop in supplies. Aug. 4 start of Congress' Augus
would mark the first congressional ac- deal with milder shortages-steps not Meanwhile, Rep. Harley Staggers (D- it's doubtful he'll et that h
, said he
s a big
x by the
House panel links JFK
I,0UUtU I11gU lm eite
WASHINGTON (AP) - John Ken-
nedy was the victim of a probable mur-
der conspiracy that possibly can be
traced to an individual organizedcrime
figure or a small underworld group, the
House assassinations committee con-
cluded in its final report yesterday.
It is "possible . .. that an individual
organized crime leader or a small com-
bination of leaders might have par-
ticipated in a . . . conspiracy" in the
Kennedy assassination in Dallas on
Nov. 22,' 1963, the now-defunct 12-
member panel concluded.
The committee's final report,
culminating more than two years of
study and a host of hearings, also con-
cluded that a conspiracy may have
been behind the 1968 assassination of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
THE COMMITTEE went out of
business on Dec. 31, 1978, after spen-
ding nearly $6 million investigating the
two assassinations. A skeleton staff
headed by chief counsel G. Robert
Blakey finished the panel's final report.
The report also said there is "sub-
stantial evidence to establish the
existence of a St. Louis-based con-
spiracy to finance the assassination" of
King, the famed civil rights leader.
But it also said that while in-
vestigators raised the possibility of
conspiracies in both the Kennedy and
death to possible plot
King cases, they were unable to developing the conspiracy theories.
positively identify the conspirators. THE REPORT released yesterday,
THREE MEMBERS of the commit- months after the committee passed out
tee dissented from its finding of of existence, cited Carlos Marcello and
probable conspiracy in the Kennedy Santos Trafficante as "the most likely
case. Rep. Harold Sawyer (R-Mich.), family bosses of organized crime to
one of the dissenters, said the con- have participated in such a unilateral
clusions reached in both the Kennedy assassination plan" in the Kennedy
and King cases were based on "sup- case.
position upon supposition." But it conceded the committee could
The House panel had concluded ten- find no evidence that Marcello or Traf-
tatively in December that Kennedy's ficante had, in fact, conspired to
slaying was a "probable" conspiracy assassinate the president.
and that King's was the result of a Marcello and Trafficante, operating
"possible" conspiracy. out of New Orleans and Miami respec-
The final report conformed to the tively, have steadfastly denied they
preliminary finding, but went further in were involved.
Admirals testify on SALT
before Senate committee
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two former.
chiefs of naval operations testified
yesterday that the negotiators of the
SALT II treaty "flubbed" their job and
handed the Soviet Union war-winning
But two other retired four-star ad-
mirals and a former chief of the
Strategic Air Command said a good
bargain was achieved for both nations
and that the treaty makes nuclear war
Adm. Noel Gayler, a former head of
the National Security Agency said
rejection of the pact would "ruin the
arms-control process" and that
because SALT II does put a ceiling on
nuclear arms, "in its modest way it is a
"THERE SEEMS to be a preoc-
cupation with whether we or they got a
better bargain," Gayler said. "The fact
is that we both got a good bargain.
When we cuta bargain to the advantage
of both adversaries and the world, we
should stick with it."
Retired Adm. Isaac Kidd and Retired
Air Force Gen. Russell Dougherty also
endorsed the treaty in thetsixth daytof
testimony about the pact before the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
But Adm. Elmo Zumwalt said he
believes the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the
NATO allies endorsed SALT II only
because the Carter administration used
"the awesome, raw, naked power of the
presidency to bring people into line."
And Adm. Thomas Moorer said rejec-
ting the treaty would be better than
ratifying it as is. Zumwalt said he
believes that would result in "six or
seven months of Soviet bellicosity, after
which the Soviets would come back and
negotiate in good faith."
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