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Page en THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friddy, June 10, 1977
House committees reject gas tax

(Oatinued from Page 1)
liam Brodhead (D-Mich.), who
tried to junk the whole concept.
ON A 24-13 VOTE, Carter's
tax was rejected. A second 24-13
vote approved the substitute
drawn up overnight by commit-
tee technicians and sponsored
by Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-
I1.) with the blessing of Rep.
Al Ullman, the committee chair-
man.
Under the plan proposed by
Carter. buyers of fuel-efficient
cars- those getting more than 18
miles per gallton in 1978, for ex-
ample--would have received a
payment from the federal goy-

ernment of up to $500. Buyers of
less-efficient cars would have
had to pay a tax of up to $2,500.
The tax agreed to by the com-
mittee is slightly higher than
the one proposed by Cirter --
about five per cent higher in
1981 - but applies to far fewer
car I,.
THE CARTER plan would
have added the tax to the price
of all 1985 cars getting less than
27.5 mpg. but the committee
would apply it only to those get-
ting less than 24.5 m.p.g.
Under the committee plan, the
stiffest tax would be $3,856 in.
1985 on cars that get less than
12.5 m.p.g.

With virtually no dissent, the
committee agreed to f o r g e t
about applying the gas-guzzling
tax to 1978 models, many of
which already have rolled off
the assembly lines.
THE CARTER administration
had estimated that its combina-
tion of automobile tax and re-
bate would have saved the na-
tion about 300,000 barrels of oil
per day. The Ways and Means
Committee action would cut
that figure to about 200,000 bar-
rels, a spokesperson said.
In voting 12 to 10 to deregu-
late natural gas prices, the
Iouse energy and power sub-

committee in effect rejected
President Carter's plan to con-
tinue price controls, though at
a higher level.
Administration s p o k e sman
said that if Congress sustains the
panel's decision, the average
annual bill for the 40 million
American households using nat-
ural gas would increase by about
$100 by 1985.
THE OIL AND gas industry
urged reregulation on grounds
that it would encourage explora-
tion for new reserves.
Backers of an end to price
ceilings, such as Rep. Bob Krue-
ger (D-Tex.) said the deregu-

lated price would probably set-
tle at approximately $2.59 per
thousand cubic feet. Under pres-
ent federal controls, the price is
$1.45.
Carter wotild have set a ceil
ing at $1.75 and his energy ad-
viser, James Schlesinger, sai5
that price would guarantee ga.
producers ample profits andi
centive to drill new wells.
Opponents of deregulatain .
the subcommittee vote was ir-
relevant and that the real test
would come when the fultllowse
commerce committee takes ftp
the issue in approximatet, ta
weeks.

OPEN THURSDAY AN riN)FRIDAY cvEN5INGSN; 0 T

AFCErace: Anderson nips Block

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(Continued from Page 1)
building during the recent
AFSCME strike, feels that the
suspension did play a part in
the election results.
"There's no question it had
a bad effect on my chances,"
he stated, "As to how much ef-
feet -- there's really a com-
mination of factors."
Block has made a motion to
quash a special search warrant
handed down to him by Ann
Arbor police in their investi-
gation of the bomb threat. He
has refused to comply with the
order and is4 awaiting Judge
S. J. Elden's decision in the
ORCANIZATION O
ARAB STUDNTS
Is Sponsoring A -
PROGRAM FRIDAY
June 10-7:30 p.m.
at the
INTERNATIONAL
CENTER
fOmaiSolidarity Night
Progrom includes
two speakers
Abdallah Sayadi
from OAS
Nihal Saed
from ISA
FILM:
THE HOUR OF
LIBERATION HAS
SOUNDED

case.
"I PLAN to keep fighting the
suspension and getting myself
cleared through the courts. I'm
going to stick it out," Block as-
serted.
He also said that he plans to
remain active in the union in
some capacity.
Newman captured 492 votes
for the union presidency beat-
ing out Richard VanValkenburg
who won °333.
YESTERDAY, N E W M A N
attributed his success in the
run-off to his independent can-
didacy. "I received endorse-
ments from both Joel Block and
Art Anderson and I think that
showed the members that I'd
be more qualified," he stated.
"I feel I'll work for every-
body, not just one group or
caucus," Newman said.
He too is concerned with edu-
cation among the membership
and said he will, "Start classes
for stewards and members so
they will understand the con-
tract better."
IN OTHER RESULTS of the
PUT YOUR BUM
ONA
Coming June 1

election Betty Foster took 4t
of the votes cast for vice-presi-
dent, defeating Doug Hidetatt
who received 360.
Floyd Hiliard was victoritus
in his bid for the Exective
Board seat from the Central
Campus area.
Elected in contested chief
steward races were: Minnie
Rice (aides and attendantst,
Willy Witherspoon (dietetics),
John Bogi (maintenance), John
Bridges (services and cleaning)
and Ken Hargrove (grounds)
Interesting facts
Prince Albert of Saxe-Cobttr
Gotha was the first cousin of
Queen Victoria of England.
They were married when both
were 20, and they had 9 chil-
dren.
In 12 years of coaching bas-
ketball at the University of
South Carolina, Frank McGuire
has a 222-95 record. lie began
at St. John's University in
Brooklyn in 1948 with a 12-11
mark.
The Bahamas, West indian
islands just forty miles off the
coast of Florida, contain 3,
islands, but only 25 of thetn are
inhabited.
right-handed rookie on the ro-
ter of the New York Mets, fea-
tures a fine fast ball. He uas
12-11 at Lynchburg in 1976.
The wart hog is a \ild pig
found in eastern and ssuthcr
Africa. -It gets its name ts
three great warts on each side
of its long, flat face.

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