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Foes of oil deregulation almost block plan
VASHINGTON (AP) - Foes of decontrol led by Rep. Toby Moffett (D- raise U.S. Oil prices to world levels. Energy Committee, Sen Henry
isident Carter's decision to lift con- Conn.). Both Carter forces and decontrol foes Jackson, (D-Wash.), and Sen. Edward
is on oil prices showed unexpected MOFFETT'S attempt to attach an oil had predicted before the vote that the Kennedy (D-.
ength yesterday, coming within a decontrol prohibition onto a bill stop-decontrol move would fail by a While nearly all the committee's
gle vote of winning a key committee authorizing various Energy Depar- wider margin. Before the meeting, - Republican members sided with Carter
tile to block the plan. tment programs for fiscal 1980 failed on Moffett said he could count only 17 on the decontrol issue, both liberals and
n the most serious attack to date on a 21-21 tie vote in committee. votes for his proposal. many moderate Democrats on the
plan, key Democrats on the House Meanwhile, the Senate voted 89-3 to Moffett later told reporters the vote panel threw their support behind Mof-
mmerce Committee, including its give Carter authority to order ther- was a big moral victory for decontrol fett - including Staggers, a past ad-
irman, Rep. Harley Staggers (D-W. mostats in public buildings set to no opponents and he vowed to step up his ministration loyalist ornenergy issues
.), openly broke ranks with the morethan 65 degrees in winter or less campaign. He said another committee but also a staunch defender of oil price,
sident and joined a move against than 80 degrees in the summer. vote would be engineered and that he lids.
Administration officials have in- also intends to try to get the full MOFFETT ALSO claimed House
dicated the president will invoke this Democratic House membersihip to go Speaker Thomas O'Neill would not try
,OVPrnWm f 't authority once congressional action is on record against decontrol at its next to stop their attempt to scuttle the
completed. The House is expected to caucus. president's action. "He told us he wuld
act on the measure within the next few "WE THINK the momentum is going not stand in our way," Moffett said.
U S Oil days. to come from the American people," O'Neill was not immediately available
. THE CLOSENESS of the House Moffett said. for comment.
committee's vote clearly surprised Similar efforts were.being made in Carter's plan would begin lifting oil
,nna w nlps of i tind d seled notential trouble the Senate by the chairmen of the price controls on June 1

(Continued from Page 1)
Department of Energy regulations con-
cerning prices obtained for domestic
crude oil and that as a result any pur-
chaser was overcharged."
BLOOM SAID some 67 enforcement
actions had previously been taken,
alleging a total of some $2.3 billion in
overcharges for crude oil.
Since about $500 million of the $1.7
billion in yesterday's proposed orders
was included in the earlier actions, the
total of alleged overcharges now has
climbed to about $3.5 billion, Bloom
The allegations have stemmed from
audits of the major refiners to check
their compliance with federal price
regulations from August 1973 through
March 1979.

bot sines anl ,pC u pvc iu16v&-
for the president's recent initiative to
State reaction to hospital plan awaited

(Continued from Page 1)
Dr. Jeptha Dalston, University
Hospital director, said "We haven't
made any changes in our plan, but we
are trying to identify areas which could
be discussed" with the MDPH. Dalston
said he expected the MDPH to pay
more attention than regional planners
to the University's contention that the
hospital plans should be exempt from
regional planning. The University
maintains the hospital serves the entire
state as a center for specialized care
and medical education.
Major changes in the plan would have
to be completed before the early June
target date for approval of the project
by the MDPH. University planners
could be faced with. an agonizing
decision of whether to ask for a delay if

the MDPH proposed making major
changes in the project.
THE MDPII cannot force the Univer-
sity to delay the application for a cer-
tificate of need, it can only indicate
what changes it would like to see made
before it will approve the plan.
Richard Kennedy, University Vice
President for State Relations, said the
University had postponed presenting
the hospital plans to members of the
Joint Capital Outlay Committee
(JCOC) of the state legislature. The
JCOC will review the hospital plans
before sending them to the full
legislature for funding approval.
Kennedy said it would be pointless to
make such a presentation without
knowing whether chang0 would first

have to be made in the planning stage.
The MDPH must approve the plans
before the state legislature can vote on
a state bond issue to pay for the
BUllDING A NEW hospital would be
the largest capital expenditure the
University has ever undertaken, and
the largest single hospital expenditure
in state history. Regional health plan-
ners estimate that paying for the new
hospital would drive up the cost of
health care in the hospital at a rate ten
times greater than the rate of increase
in the consumer price index.
MDPH Director Reizen wa quoted
Sunday in the Ann Arbor News as
saying it is likely the cost of the hospital
would have to be cut before the MDPH
approved the project.

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New music school dean
to assume post in July
(ContinuedfromPage1) school's primary challenge as one of
departments has a very distinguished maintaining academic excellence in
national image and a strength we light of radically changing influences.
should continue to build on," he said. Boylan said that this is "true of vir-
Shapiro agreed with Boylan, saying tually all fields. They change, evolve.
"our objective is to be the best school of The responsibility to the administration
music, and I think under his leadership is to be responsive to changes, so when
that's possible. We looked at an awful students go into the academic world
lot of candidates, and he was the best they will be ready." He admitted there
one." would be change, but sod "music is
In the future, Britton envisions the basically an expanding field."
Edison-safety check slows
opening of Fermi 2 plant
(ContinuedfromPage i would not require pushing back the
scheduled opening dates for the
"IT MIGHT bes long as a year. But acilities, he said.
because of the situation the way it is Edison serves 1.7 million customers
right now, it's uncertain," Jens said, in southern Michigan.
Detailed design work on the Green-
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Mile Island investigations, Jens said. is edited and managed by students at
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might want to delay," he said. mail outside Ann Arbor. Summer ses-
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