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Page Fourteen


Wednesday, June 30, 1976

Carter pledges consolidated programs U.S. supports Israel

Carter said yesterday that if
elected president he would dam
the flood of federal paperwork
that suffocates city officials by
consolidating as many federal
programs as possible.
In a speech before more than
300 members of the U.S. Con-
ference of Mayors, Carter said
categorical funding - money
earmarked for specific problems
- should be combined in block
grants wherever possible. He
said certain conditions would
assure the money is properly
CARTER made no specific
recommendations but said he
intends to create an advisory
panel this year to "determine
in what instances consolidation
of categorical grants would be
President Ford has proposed
a controversial program of block
grants under which nearly all
would be distributed with mini-
mum direction as to how they
federal social welfare funds
would be spent.
"We can no longer afford the
price of red tape," said Carter.
The Democratic candidate
said his urban program also

would offer greater federal aid
for low-cost housing, fewer re-
strictions on the use of federal
funds for urban transit, and en-
dorsement of anti-recession
measures to bring down the rate
of unemployment among adults
and teen-agers. He noted the
jobless rate of black teen-age
males is above 40 per cent and
said "it is unacceptable."
MANY Democrats who said
they liked Carter's programs
and could think of no major
criticisms said as an after-
thought that they didn't know
how he was going to pay for it.
Carter didn't say either,
though he implied that consoli-
dating the categorical grants
would free considerable money
for problem-solving.
Carter's speech predictably
drew high marks, and enthusias-
tic applause, from the mostly
Democratic mayors. Republi-
cans were restrained in their
criticism, with Ralph Perk of
Cleveland saying, "He's promis-
ing to do what President Ford
has already accomplished."
PERK NOTED Carter's sup-
port for general revenue sharing
and his call for a federal pro-
hibition of redlining, a practice

where banks channel mortgage
money into some neighborhoods
and not others.
If Republicans were partisan
and wary, Democrats were par-
tisan and ecstatic.
"That's our next president;
think of what he can do for the
cities," said Harvey Sloane of
Louisville, who handed his four-
week-old infant to Carter for a
ritual baby-kissing episode.
RICHARD Hatcher, the mayor
of Gary, Ind., said Carter's
speech was good as far as it
went but he was troubled by
several things left unspoken.
"I want to ask him what he
means when he says he'll de-
mand more efficiency from us in
running local governments. That
sounds like the old Nixon line.
Our biggest problem isn't waste,
it's lack of money." But Hatch-
er said he was being patient,
and emphasized that most black
mayors feel getting Carter
elected is the first priority,
while winning his commitment
on key urban issues can wait.

The United States yesterday
vetoed a Security Council resolu-
tion endorsing a report that asks
Israel to withdraw from all oc-
coupied Arab territories by June
1, 1977.
U.S. delegate Albert Sherer
Jr. declared the resolution was
"totally devoid of balance,"
stressing the rights and interests
of one party to the Middle East
dispute and ignoring those of
other parties.
THE VOTE in the 15-nation
council was 10-1 with Britain,
France, Italy and Sweden ab-
It was the 16th veto in the
council and the second in less
than a week. Last Wednesday,
the United States vetoed An-
gola's applicaiton for United Na-
tions membership.
UNDER THE vetoed resolu-
tion, sponsored by Guyana,
Pakistan, Panama and Tan-
zania, the council would have
taken note of a report by a 20-
nation Palestine Rights Com-

mittee that was dominated b3
Third World countries.
The council also would have
"affirmed the inalienable right
of the Palestinian people to
self-determination, including the
right of return and the right to
national independence and sov-
ereignty in Palestine . . ."
Israel boycotted the council
debate on the committee report
saying the document was a "cal-
culated formula for the destruc-
tion of Israel."
THE COMMITTEE report said
Israel should withdraw from the
West Bank of the Jordan River
and the Gaza Strip and they
would be placed under U.N. ad-
ministration an d eventualy
turned over to the Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO)
It also envisaged a two-stage
repatriation of Palestinian refu-
gees. Those displaced by the
1967 Mideast war would return
first, followed by those who fled
after 1967. Persons not wishing
to return would be given "just
and equitable" compensation.

Economic indicators rise

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The gov-
ernment index which foresha-
dows future developments in the
economy climbed by the biggest
margin in 10 months during
May, signaling steady expansion
of economic activity in the
months ahead.
The Commerce Department
said Tuesday the composite in-
dex of leading indicators rose
1.4 per cent in May, compared
to a seven-tenths of 1 per cent
rise in April. It was the biggest
increase since July's 2.8 per
THE INDEX is composed of
a dozen individual statistics
selected for their ability to move
in advance of general economic
Steady expansion of the econ-
omy means more job opportuni-
ties, increased revenues for
business and more money avail-
able for paychecks. But the sig-

nal from the leading indicators
was somewhat at odds with ex-
pectations for a slower growth
rate in the current quarter for
the Gross National Product.
Gross National Product, a
broader guage of economic
health, represents the total out-
put of goods and services in the
economy. A 1 a n Greenspan,
chairman of the President's
Council of Economic Advisers,
warned last week that the
growth rate could slip to s per
cent or less in the current three-
month period.
THE LEADING indicators of-
fered some support, however, to
Greenspan's thesis that statis-
tical problems in the Gross Na-
tional Product report due out
next month will make economic
activity appear lower than it
really is.
The latest increase left the
composite index 13 per cent


ahead of where it was a year
ago. It has increased without
pause since March, 1975.
The Commerce Department
said the biggest upward influ-
ence on the index was the 5.2
per cent increase in the volume
of new orders received by
manufacturers of consumer pro-
ducts and their suppliers.
OTHER UPWARD influences
were a longer average work
week, a faster increase in as-
sets of business and consumers,
higher prices for key wholesale
materials, faster formation of
new businesses and issuance of
a higher volume of new building
(Continued from age 3)
A THIRD controversy cen-
tered around the city's at-
tempt to sponsor a Jewish or-
ganization's bid for federal
money to renovate Chabad
House at 715 Hill St. The Coun-
cil originally decided at their
May 27th meeting to apply for
a grant from the Department
of Housing and Urban Develop-
ment (HUD) to renovate the
house. -
Opposition first surfaced at
last week's meeting, and Mon-
day night it was even strong-
or. Led by Wilbur Cohen, dean
of the University School of
Education and former Secre-
tary of Health, Education, and
Welfare, opponents of the Coun-
cil action contended that it was
in violation of the principle of
separation of church and state.
Cohen said he represented a
hundred persons who signed a
petition denouncing the Cosn-
cil's move.
In other action, Mayor Pro
Tem Robert Henry (R-3rd
Ward) has announced his retire-
ment from his honorary post.
Though he will remain on as a
Council member, the Republi-
can leader said his duties as
Mayor Pro Tem had beconte
too weighty for his schedule.

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