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PREDICTS BA T TLE IN SENA TE
Carter appeals for windfall tax
WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Carter appealed yesterday to the
American people for help in winning
passage of his windfall profits tax on
the oil industry and said that if the
proposal is defeated "we cannot reach
our energy goals."
At a news conference broadcast
nationally in prime time, Carter
forecast "a massive struggle to gut the
windfall profits tax bill" in the Senate.
The measure already has passed the
YESTERDAY Carter also named
monetary expert Paul Volcker to be
chairman of the Federal Reserve
Board in what was widely praised as a
perfect appointment to one of the most
important jobs in government.
The immediate reaction in the finan-
cial community and in Congress was
that Volcker's appointment will be good
for the dollar abroad and for success in
the fight against inflation at home.
Volcker, 51, will succeed G. William
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
(UPI) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson
yesterday accused Ford Motor Co. and
General Motors Corp. of violating the
United Nations arms embargo on South
Africa by manufacturing military and
police vehicles in their South African
"This practice will cause great con-
cern in the United States and I will per-
sonally appeal to President Carter to
investigate the situation," the
American black activist said.
SPEAKING TO reporters during a
walking tour of Soweto, the black ghetto
10 miles,west of Johannesburg, Jackson
said he was appalled to find that the
giant automakers openly supplied the
South African army and police with
He said Ford and GM were being
"held hostage" by the South African
"The corporations sell about 12 per
cent of their output to the government'
here. If they stopped dealing with the
Miller, who Carter named last week to
succeed W. Michael Blumenthal as
secretary of the treasury. Carter had
promised to name someone who would
be quickly recognized as a good choice,
and he made clear he felt he had found
"MR. VOLCKER has broad
economic and financial experience and
enjoys an outstanding international
reputation," Carter said. "He shares
my determination to pursue the battle
against inflation at home and ensure
the strength and stability of the dollar
Carter also defended the rapid-fire
changes in his Cabinet. "I have no
apologies to make," he said.
-The president said he felt the need to
"create a new team to work with me"
and "I had the choice of dragging it out
or getting it over, in effect, in 48 hours."
AS FOR CRITICISM of his decision to
name Hamilton Jordan, a close aide
since his days as governor of Georgia,
government, it would certainly hurt the
profitability of their South African
operations," Jackson said.
"MOST AMERICAN businesses that
operate here are caught between
President Carter's human rights policy
and the policy of apartheid. The
American firms must get involved in
power sharing and social change and
not just provide social services to black
Jackson also spoke to more than 1,000
students at Soweto's Orlando High
School, where he was greeted with
clenched-fist black power salutes.
Dressed in a white and blue jogging
suit, Jackson led the lively gathering in
freedom charts and exchanged snappy
dialogue with several students.
Foreign-student enrollments in
American universities increased by
one-third, from 135,000 to 179,000, bet-
ween 1969 and 1975. But they tripled
during the same period in France, from
35,000 to 120,000, and rose from 20,000 to
100,000 in Canada.
to be White House chief of staff, Carter
denied Jordan's authority would extend
beyond the presidential staff. I
"He will not be chief of the Cabinet, I
will be chief of the Cabinet," said Car-
ter. "He will not be the chief of the
Congress. The Congress is an indepen-
dent body ... He will be chief of the
White House staff."
Carter's appeal for public support for
the windfall profits tax came within
hours of another defeat in the House of
Representatives for part of his energy
THE HOUSE abruptly halted debate
on legislation giving Carter standby
authority to ration gasoline after unex-
pected adoption of an amendment
sharply limiting his flexibility.
Carter said the House action
"illustrates the timidity of the Congress
in dealing with a sensitive political
ASKED ABOUT the rapid-fire
changes in his Cabinet, Carter said, "I
felt and still feel I had to make some
changes in our Cabinet to create a new
team to work with me . . . I have no
apology to make."
Carter also was asked about Sen.
Henry Jackson's (D-Wash.), prediction
that Carter probably would not be able
to win the Democratic presidential
nomination in 1980.
"Three or four years ago, I was run-
ning for president against Sen.
Jackson," said Carter. "And at that
time he predicted he would be the next
president. His judgment wasn't very
Carter should resign, papersays
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The the News-Gazette said.
Champaign-Urbana News Gazette said "Despite a brief rallying of support
in an editorial published yesterday that for the president after his emotional
President Carter has been unable to lift speech on television, all was lost in a
the nation from the current state of cruel cabinet shuffle which took some
pessimism and should resign. of the most able people out of his gover-
"Throughout his term of office, Car- nment, left the incompetents, and tur-
ter has done nothing but smile, make ned direction of the Executive Office
promises, and do nothing," the over to the Georgia Mafia, which in-
newspaper said. cludes his wife, Rosalyno," the
"INSTEAD OF beginning a cam- editorial said.
paign for re-election in 1980, we believe The paper said 18 months with Vice-
sincerely that Jimmy Carter should President Walter Mondale as president
consider resigning the presidency for would be better than continuing with
the good of this nation and its people," the present administration.
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