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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 56-S
i chiagan Daiy -y, August 1,1979
Twelve Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents
House vote aids
Carter gas plan

voted yesterday to make it easier for
the president to develop a standby
gasoline rationing plan, then turned
around and voted to repeal part of the
month-old law setting mandatory tem-
perature controls for commercial
The House voted 267-152 to exempt
from the president's 78-degree rule
buildings which use alternate ways of
saving an equivalent amount of energy.
The action came on the heels of a 234-
189 House vote giving the president a
free hand to develop a standby
rationing plan.
FOLLOWING the give-and-take
session, the house recessed until today
- when final action on the energy bill is
The vote on rationing was the first
^ energy victory handed Carter by
Congress since he unveiled his new
energy program in early July.
The vote, overturning one taken last
r« Wednesday, appeared to break the
legislative logjam that has delayed ac-
tion on this part of Carter's energy
Takinga the plun aAP Photo plan. It also opened the way to expected
final House passage of the rationing
Ideal water conditions and oppressive heat make plunging into the river measure today.
irresistible. These children in New London, Conn., find the Thames River CONGRESSIONAL leaders said they
an inviting escape on a summer afternoon, still hoped to get the bill to President
New academics V.P. expected

Carter by late tomorrow when they
begin their month-long August recess -
but conceded this goal is now clouded
by the adoption of the amendment
rolling back part of the thermostat law.
Senate leaders have said they will
move quickly on the bill once it passes
the House in an effort to meet the
deadline of getting it to Carter by Thur-
sday night.
Rep. John Dingell, (D-Mich.), said
that rolling back the thermostat rule -
the only one of the president's previous
batch of energy-conservation bills that
Congress had passed - added "new
controversy" to the overall rationing
bill and made its passage by the end of
the week much more in doubt.
REP. CHALMERS Wylie (R-Ohio),
sponsor of the thermostat amendment,
cited the unpopularity of the man-
datory temperature law - which he
said has left office workers, shoppers,
and others in commercial buildings
around the country uncomfortable in
the summer heat.
"If there is a different way to conser-
ve energy, then I think we should adopt
it," Wylie said.
Backers said steps, like turning off
lights at night or turning off other elec-
trical devices in a building were exam-
ples of a way that a building could save
the same amount of energy as dialing
up thermostats to 78 degrees.
"I BELIEVE this is an issue on which
this House should speak. People are up-
set throughout the nation by the 78-
degree thermostat setting," Wylie said.
The proposal would also allow
buildings to be exempt from setting
thermostats at 65 degrees in the winter
if - as in the summer - an equivalent
energy saving from other methods
could be documented.
One way of documenting the saving
See HOUSE, Page 2

to be nan
Before Harold Shapiro assumes the
University presidency in January, a
successor to the current University
vice-president for academic affairs
most likely will be in office.
Members of the University Board of
Regents and other administrative of-
ficials have agreed to start the search
as quickly as possible in order to have a
new vice-president when Shapiro
becomes president.
IF A SEARCH similar to the one im-
plemented when Shapiro replaced for-
mer Vice-President for Academic Af-
fairs Frank Rhodes is used, the Senate
Assembly Committee on University Af-
fairs (SACUA) will review candidates,
but receive some input from students
and minority groups.
According to criteria set for the job in
1977 when Rhodes resigned to take the
presidency at Cornell University, "the
candidate should possess an earned
doctorate (and) qualify for a
professorial appointment." The ap-
plicant should also have "demonstrated
administrative leadership" and ex-
perience with budgeting, the
qualifications said.
A "knowledge of and familiarity with
the University of Michigan academic
program" was also listed as a desirable
trait, although candidates from outside
the University also were considered in

red before January
VICE-PRESIDENT for State largerole in the search.
Relations and Secretary of the Univer- Regent Paul Brown (D-Petoslkey)
sity Richard Kennedy said he believes a said the process would emphasize the
process for the selection will be faculty's role, but include some student
discussed by the Regents' September input. He said he expects the Board
meeting. won't make any decisions on can-
SACUA again is expected to play a didates, except the final appointment.

Ann Arbor might be included in

Detroit's 1985 census

Counting the people in the United
States is a monumental task, and
beginning next year, the federal
Bureau of Census will do it every five
According to Fred Bohl, of the Ann
Arbor Planning Commission, infor-
mation and statistics gathered by the
bureau "become out-of-date too rapidly
in 10 years. The information is not ac-
curate enough in 10-year spans."
formation "out the age, sex, ethnic
origins, marital status, type of housing,
occupation, and education of more than
215 million Americans. The 1980 census
questionnaire will emphasize ethnic
origins, energy use, and travel-to-work
patterns, according to a census bureau
fact sheet.

Ann Arbor residents will not be coun-
ted in 1980 as part of the burgeoning
Detroit area, said Tim Jones of the cen-
sus bureau's Detroit office. Commuting
patterns between and Washtenaw and
Wayne counties, currently under study,
may lead the bureau to consider Ann
Arbor part of metropolitan Detroit for
the 1985 census.
"There are enough commuters going
in and out of Wayne County from
Washtenaw County," Jones said.
"Nothing is firm until after the census.
1982 is the likely date for the change."
BOHL SAID THE 1970 census under-
counted University students because
"many just left town and most had
more important things on their minds"
such as -passing final exams. A local
committee comprised of University
Tepr entatives, the Ana Arbor plod-

ning department, and residents of both
Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor will use com-
puters and mailing lists to ensure a
more accurate student count next year.
The census bureau estimated after
the 1970 tabulation that 2.5 per cent, or
5.3 million Americans had not been
counted. The bureau is seeking to cut
the undercount rate in 190, Bohl said.
To improve the count of minorities, the
bureau is establishing a task force to
explain to minority groups the function
of the census. Blacks were undercoun-
ted by 7.7 per cent in 1978, according to
the bureau, the largest miscount of any
minority group.
The Bureau of Census hires a tem-
porary work force of 280,080 natio-
wide in 409 census district offices, ac-
cording to the fact sheet. Completed
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