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Page 8-Tuesday, June 13, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Gay rights protesters
blast Anita Bryant

ATLANTA (AP)-Outside, some
2,000 gay rights demonstrators chan-
ted, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Anita Bryant's
got to go." But inside 21,000 Southern
Baptists welcomed the outspoken
singer with a standing ovation.
Bryant has said she has been ap-
proached about being a candidate for
the vice-presidency of the 13 million-
member Southern Baptist Convention,
whose delegates began their conference
' today.
Speaking to the Baptist Pastors
Conference at the Georgia World
Congress Center Sunday, Bryant said
the Lord has enough grace "even for
And, holding a Bible in one hand, the
entertainer told the Baptists it is im-
portant "to love someone outside of the
Christian family enough to tell them the
.f truth."
Flint police
FLINT (UPI)-Police officers fearing
for their own safety and that of nearby
residents shot a pack of German
shepherd dogs to death yesterday in a
filth-caked east side house apparently
abandoned by the woman who owned it.
Attempts to roust the estimated 32
dogs from the house resulted ina dozen
being taken to a pound.
AP Photo But policy fatally shot one dog when it
A MAN IN THE CROWD of gay rights supporters that marched from Atlanta's attacked an animal control officer late
Central City Park to the Georgia World Congress Center waves this sign outside Sunday in the initial effort to remove
the Center. Outspoken singer Anita Bryant spoke to a Baptist Pastors Convention the dogs. Authorities then decided fur-
at the Center Sunday. ther removal would be too hazardous
Abzug arouses stif opposition
WASHINGTON (AP) - President a senior White House official who asked Abzug has beome a controversial
Carter is expected to name Bella Abzug not to be identified said: "Some people figure among those who favor the
co-director of a new federal advisory say the Equal Rights Amendment proposed amendment. Many see her as
committee on women, despite objec- wouldn't be near ratification without having little influence after losing three
tions from his wife and daughter-in- Bella, but on the other hand, others say straight political contests in New York,
law. because of Bella they can't get it two for Congress and one for mayor.
Judy Carter, wife of the President's ratified. . . She's alienated from the Abzug said she finds it hard to
son Jack, said her objection was based regular housewife." believe that either Rosalynn or Judy
partly on a belief that Abzug would be a ABZUG SAID she expects her appoin- Carter opposed her nomination to the
hindrance in the South, a major bat- tment to be announced soon and that advisory committee because "both
tleground over ratification of the Equal she presumes it is being held up by FBI have been very complimentary to me."
Rights Amendment. background checks on the 40 committee Carmen Votaw, head of a federation,
President Carter, his wife and members who will be named at the of Puerto Rican women, is expected to
sa-in-i.navesrongiy,.u.p- ame time be named co-director.

Bryant last year led a successful
campaign to repeal a homosexual
rights ordinance in Dade County, Fla.
The demonstrators, who marched
about a quarter mile from Atlanta's
Central City Park to the convention
center, "shouldn't be protesting Anita
Bryant, but should be protesting the
nation's ministers for telling it like it
is," she said.
Singing "Jesus Loves Me," the
homosexual rights marchers were-
hereded into a roped-off area surroun-
ded by city and state police officers.
Joyce Haddox of Atlanta, who was at-
tending the Baptist convention, yelled
"Amen" to the marchers.
"Jesus loves them, but I'm not par-
ticularly fond of them myself. I thnink
it's unfair to God, but not Anita Bryant.
She can handle herself," she said.
shoot dogs
and waited until yesterday afternoon to
finish the task.
control officer, said authorities tried to
capture alive as many dogs as possible.
But Police Lt. William Conoco said
conditons in the house made that goal
nearly impossible.
"The larger dogs were just vicious,"
he said. "And you've got to appreciate
the floor in there was greasy and wet."
At first .22 caliber rifles were used
against the dogs, but the guns lacked
sufficient power for quick kills. Five or
six shots were needed in some cases to
destroy each of the yelping, barking
Police later switched to shotguns and
other more powerful weapons that ac-
complished the task rapidly.
The tiny principality of Andorra con-
sists of valleys and mountains-set high
in the Pyrenees on the border of France
and Spain. Although it has two co-
princes, the president of France and the
Spanish Catholic bishop of Urgel, it has
had practical sovereignty since 1278.


daughter-in-law have strongly suppor- li 411.
ted passage of the ERA. Carter created
the National Advisory Committee for
Women in April to report to him onG
initiatives needed "to promote full
equality for women." NEW YORK (AP) - Motorists
"I AGREE with Bella on about every throughout the United States will find
single issue," Judy Carter said. "But I plenty of gasoline during this year's
think Bella knows the ERA is my ab- busy summer driving months, and the
solutely No. 1 priority." She contended d s y s ke
that "establishment politicians and abundant supply appears to be keeping
feminists have not understood what the a lid on prices, industry officials said
problem is in getting Southern states to yesterday.
ratify the ERA." "The gasoline inventories are high,
Shesid that is why she opposed Ab- there's plenty of crude oil available and
zug or any other East Coast feminist. aren't even running at
A source close to Rosalynn Carter capacity," said one industry spoker-
said the President's wife probably sperson, who asked not to be identified.
would not actively support the new "And this is all after the busy Memorial
committee, the National Advisory Day weekend."
Committee on Women, because of Ab- AT THE SAME time, newly released
zug's selection. statistics show that the average price
HAMILTON JORDAN, the for regular, leaded gasoline is actually
President's top political adviser, also lower than it was at this time last year
opposed Abzug's selection, according to and that unleaded gasoline has shown
another source l c only a minimal increase in price.
The former Democratic According to Dan Lundberg, a Los
Thnges m fom DNeYorkat Angeles-based gasoline-marketing ex-
congresswoman rom New orkiwas pert, the national average price for
chairwoman of the federal commission regular gasoline last month was 60.3
that put on the National Women's Con- cents per gallon, down from 60.4 cents
S epaining thoe enstobzug, , ni1 ------------------

)ply up, prices down

The national average price of
unleaded gasoline was 64.4 cents last
month, up only one-half cent from May
1977, according to Lundberg, who
publishes the Lundberg Letter, a
gasoline marketing newsletter.
OIL COMPANIES and service
stations generally increase the price of
gasoline as the busy summer driving
months approach. Last year, the price
of unleaded gasoline increased by three
cents per gallon between January and
And gasoline prices and supplies
have been of special concern since the
Arab oil embargo of 1973-74 created
long lines at gasoline pumps and an
almost immediate 50 percent boost in
price. There have been steady price in-
creases since the embargo, and oc-
casional spot-shortages of fuel.
Unleaded gasoline increased in price
by only one-half cent per gallonbet -

ween January 1978 and last month.
this year's full supply picture to a
variety of factors-a recent glut of
crude oil, high inventories of gasoline
resulting from aggressive oil refining
during the cold winter months, and the
increased fuel efficiency of new
Better fuel efficiency, a slack
economy and the already high cost of
gasoline have combined to reduce the
rate at which demand for the fuel is
growing, experts said.
"There is a definite, definite falling
off of demand growth," Lundberg said.
"It looks like the increase for this June
will be less than one percent over last
By comparison, U.S. gasoline
demand in June 1977 was 3.8 percent
over that of June 1976, and demand in
June 1976 was 3.1 percent above that of
June 1975.-_

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