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Page 10-Saturday, August 16, 1980-The Michigan Daily
PRESIDENT'S APPEARANCE UNCERTAIN
Billy Carter to testify next week

WASHINGTON (UPI)-Billy Carter
will testify in public Senate hearings
next Thursday and Friday about his
Libyan dealings but it has not been
decided whether his brother the
president must appear, the chief in-
vestigator said yesterday.
Philip Tone, a former federal ap-
pellate judge hired to lead a Senate
subcommittee investigation of Billy's
trips to Libya and a $220,000 payment
from the Libyan government, said the
nine-member panel will consider its
schedule of future hearings Monday.
IF PRESIDENT CARTER is called,
he told a news conference, it probably
will not be before September. The
president has offered to become the
third president in U.S. history to appear
before a congressional committee.
Tone said the question of possible
White House involvement in Billy's
Libyan affairs, if any, will have "high

Tone said he has not decided whether
to call for testimony by Attorney
General Benjamin Civiletti and
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the president's
national security adviser whom Billy
Carter contacted about his Libyan
dealings.
BILLY RETURNED TO Plains, Ga.,
from Washington Thursday night after
an eight-hour session with Tone and his
investigating team, during which he
gave lengthy depositions under oath on
his Libyan dealings and financial af-
fairs.
The Senate panel's public hearings
will open Tuesday with testimony of
Henry "Randy" Coleman, a Plains,
Ga., businessman who accompanied
Billy on trips to Libya in 1978 and 1979 at
Libya's expense, Tone told a news con-
ference.
Other witnesses will be Jack
McGregor, former consultant to the
Charter Oil Co., which reportedly made
a deal with Billy to seek more oil from
Libya, and Charter President Lewis
Nasife, Tone said.
TONE SAID HE plans to investigate
every phase of Billy Carter's Libyan
dealings, including the $220,000
payment from Libya, which Billy

described as a "loan," and may delve
into possible other Libyan attempts to
influence U.S. policy.
The Senate has set Oct. 4, when
Congress recesses for the election
campaign, as the deadline for at least a
preliminary report.
"The whole question of Billy Carter's
relations with the Libyans, I guess, is

the subject of focus," Tone said.
"The $220,000 is part of that," he said.
"But what he did on behalf of the
Libyans, why he did it, and what
possible effect that had on relations
between the United States and Libya
are subjects of ..."
The rest of his reply was lost in a
clamor of reporters' questions.

Stakeouts curta l ----
butdon't to-arsonf
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A series of houses in a residential neighborhood in
137 arson fires - some including booby the west side Wednesday night while
traps to injure firemen - has been "most of the stakeout officers were on
sharply curtailed by special stakeout the east side."
squads ordered to shoot arsonists if BATTLE, WHO issued the shoot-if-
necessary. But an anonymous caller necessary directive, regards the
told police "You haven't caught us yet" program as successful. The lone fire
after the first arson fire since the since the directive was issued Monday
stakeout began. followed 35 arson fires in the last month
Joseph Battle, mayor of this decaying and 137 this year, most in vacant
industrial city of 40,000 south of houses.
Philadelphia, said yesterday that the "We were getting up to a statistical
call came after a fire in two vacant rate of about two a day. I say the
program is successful because we only
:..::.::::...had one in the last five days," Battle
W E "GI-E said in a telephone interview.
The mayor said booby traps have
been found in some of the vacant houses
where fires have been started.
DAL 434-013 "FIREMEN COME in'the windows
" and find false floors. We had a case of a
fireman falling two stories into the
f,, 4 AM ecellar," Battle said.
OPEN 1P.M. SHOW AT DUSK' "We've received phone calls that
they will set fires until they kill a
fireman," Battle added. No fatalities
have been reported, but 25 firemen
have suffered injuries or heat
exhaustion fighting fires over the last
month, the mayor said.
Police Chief John Owens, who thinks
youths are responsible for many of the
:45 arsons, agreed that the stakeout
program has been effective so far. "It's
rageworking very good," Owens said. "We
iave*s lock a couple of these guys up, and the
others will back off."
THEY CAN'T WAIT THREE SUSPECTS have been
NEXT Aarrested in the last month, including a
man on parole for arson, the police
chief said.
Battle said whites, blacks and
Hispanics have been involved in the ar-
sons, according to police intelligence
and community sources. "They sound
like young adults," he said of the
anonymous calls.

I

The Ann Arbor Film Coopertive
presents at MLB: $1.50
SATURDAY. AUGUST 16
THE KING OF HEARTS
(Phillip* de Broc1 967)
7 & 9:15-MLB 3
Our most popular film. A Scottish soldier during
WWI is sent to a French town evacuated except for
left a tme bomb. heasylum nmtes scpe, tak
comedy an po erful n nti-wr film. ALAN BATES.
GENEVIEVE BUJOLD. "Delightfully subtle satire-
Penetrating comedy encased in a most beautiful
film."--Judith Crist. In French, with subtitles.
Cinemoscope.
Next Tuesday: Jean-Luc Godard's
MASCULINE-FEMININE and A
WOMAN IS A WOMAN at Ofd A & D

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