THE ADMINISTRATION: Carter's First Big Test

Reality is closing in fast on the Carter Administration. For nearly three months the President has effectively built up political capital by assiduously courting public support. Now comes the time when he must start spending that capital and risk losing a great deal of it.

This week, on his 91st day in office, Jimmy Carter will unveil his controversial energy conservation program—the most comprehensive ever proposed by a President. The energy package reaches from automobiles to attics and from vacuum cleaners to wellheads in an effort to...

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