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For those readers who missed it, here are
some highlights from President Jimmy
Carter's press conference Tuesday at the
White House, compiled by the Associated
The president announced the signing of an
executive order giving the nation's governors
authority to regulate gasoline sales in their
states. The authority permits governors to
decide which gasoline stations remain open
on weekends, establish minimum purchase
requirements and set up odd-even sales
N.C. Gov. James Hunt was empowered by
the state legislature in 1977 to regulate N.C.
gas sales in emergencies.
Carter appealed for support ofhis plan to
lift controls on domestic oil prices beginning
June 1 and to levy a windfall profits tax on
oil companies, saying, "I'm convinced that
the government control of oil prices has not
The United States will not put forward
any proposals in the Mideast peace talks
until after Israel and Egypt have begun
negotiations, the president said. "For us to
pre-empt the negotiations by putting
forward a proposal to begjn with would only
The president declared that "Bert Lance is
still my friend," but declined to comment on
Lance's indictment on criminal charges
because "I don't see any benefit to be derived
from my commenting on the legal actions."
Tax Cut .
Carter said he does not foresee a tax cut in
1980 because it would conflict with the need
to balance the budget and fight inflation.
The president said labor contracts
negotiated since he established voluntary
wage guidelines have met the guidelines 85
percent of the time, despite highly visible
exceptions such as the just-negotiated
United Airlines machinist union pact.
Carter said a deliberate recession is
unacceptable as an anti-inflation tool. The
president said his anti-inflation program "is
going to take some time to be effective. But I
intend to stick with it."
Carter believes Congress ultimately will be
responsible and pass implementing
legislation to accompany the Panama Canal
treaties. He said if Congress doesn't pass
such legislation, "we have no effective means
to adequately defend the canal."
Carter said he will decide within two
weeks after the new bi-racial government
takes office in Rhodesia whether the United
States will lift its trade embargo against that
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"There have been some delays" in the
release of the families of Soviet prisoners
recently set free by that country, Carter said,
but he believes the families will be reunited.
Carter said he is not surprised he does not
have unanimous support among
congressional Democrats, but if he were to
modify his positions to gain support, "then I
don't deserve to be president."
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The president said his weekend fishing
trips are "not only good for me but for the
country. I wish I could do it more."
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DC-1 0 travelers
(AP) The Federal Aviation
Administration's grounding of all DC-10
wide-bodied jets for inspections of their
engine assemblies robbed the airlines of'
40,000 seats, but most travelers got rides on
other airplanes Wednesday.
The FA A said some of the big jets were
back in the air Wednesday and all the
inspections were due to be completed
Sir Freddie Laker's Skytrain was back on
the track following inspection of the six DC
10s it uses for cheap flights between England
and the United States. Evelyn Hayward, a
spokesman for Laker, said inspection had
been completed on all the jets which were at
Gatwick Airport near London.
The grounding of the jets was ordered
during an investigation of last Friday's crash
of an American Airlines DC-10 in Chicago
which killed at least 273 persons, the nation's
worst air disaster.
Thousands of passengers scrambled for
new flights or cooled their heels in airport
lounges and hotels Tuesday when the
government handed down the order.
. But airline spokesman at several airports
this morning reported only minor
disruptions of service.
Walt Robshaw, a spokesman for National
Airlines in Miami, which has 16 DC-10s, said
the inspections were expected to be
completed by noon Wednesday but few of
the big jets were in the air that morning.
Many passengers were still grumbling.
- I understand how they feel about safety,
but they could at least notify the people,"
said Carmela Soffrea of Fair Lawn, N.J., as
she waited at Miami International Airport
for a National Flight home.
"You try to get to the counter and all they
say is, 'Step away.' " Kirk Kirkpatrick,
supervisor of reservations for Western
Airlines in Los Angeles, said some flights
were delayed today and one was canceled,
stranding, about 170 passengers.
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