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Page 2-Thursday, September 20, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Kennedy bills

repressive, NCARL

head says

By TOM MIRGA
Sen. Edward Kennedy has teamed
up with the most reactionary and racist
members in' Congress in attempting to
enact the most repressive legislation
this nation has seen in the last decade,
including a born-again version of
St-a controversial Senate bill to revise
the criminal justice system-according
to political activist Frank Wilkinson.
"Ted Kennedy is not only the primary
sponsor of this new bill called S-1722,"
said Wilkinson, executive chairman of
the National Committee' Against
Repressive Legislation, "but the sole
pusher of the revitalized bill."

WILKINSON WAS keynote speaker
at a forum; sponsored by a number of
local organizaions, titled "Senator
Kennedy-Liberal Architect of
Repressive Legislation."
Wilkinson directed his attack on Ken-
nedy's policies in four areas of
legislation-the death penalty,
wiretaps, a revision of the crimial
justice codes and a new charter for the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
"Looking at the features of these
bills," he said, "the first question most
people ask is 'But are they con-
stitutional?'In fact, many of the acts
Kennedy proposes are variations of
laws already on the books that came

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New

Celebrate the
International.
Year of the Child
with
HAROLD SH A PIRO, Vice-president for Academic
Affairs joined by
School Children from the Ann Arbor
Public Schools
and featuring
Dr. Estefania Alcdaba-Lim
ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS, AND
CHAIRPERSON OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD
SEPTEMBER 20, 1979
8:00 p.m.-RACKHAM AUDITORIUM
The University of Michigan

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during the Johnson administration or
earlier."
TO UNDERLINE his point, Wilkin-
son made note of a little-known bill in-
troduced in the Senate in 1950 by Hubert
Humphrey that Wilkinson says would
have placed all communists in the
nation into concentration camps
without due process.
"Don't think that these four bills of
Kennedy's are the start of repressive
legislation," Wilkinson said. "We've
had it for a long time in my political life
and I expect that we always will."
Wiretaps, which became a legal
police tool in 1968, were justified as
necessary for fighting organized crime,
Wilkinson said. "But in the last eleven
years,'' he continued, "282,412 in-
dividuals were wiretapped, and there
are only an estimated 10,000 people in-
volved in organized crime in the United
States."
OF ALL THOSE people wiretapped,
he said, approximately one per cent
were convicted. "Ninety per cent of the
taps made were for gambling cases,"
Wilkinson asserted, "and anotherseven
per cent involved the student use of
pot."
Senate Bill 1566, which Wilkinson said
was authored solely by Kennedy, would
broaden current wiretapping practices
to allow the unquestioned surveillance
of "non-U.S." persons, the speaker
said.

"Under the provision," he said,
"there will be no need to show probably
cause of crime, (before tapping the
phones of) undocumented migrant
workers, foreign students or foreign
educators."
WILKINSON REBUKED Kennedy
for letting bill S-114, a death penalty
bill, out of his Senate Judiciary Com-
mittee onto the Senate floor. According
to Wilkinson, Kennedy could have kept
the bill in committee, as his
predecessor James Eastland did with
civil rights legislation.
Instead, Wilkinson said, Kennedy
made deals with supporters of his
criminal justice bill, which stipulated
that he bring the death penalty bill out
onto the Senate floor.
In discussing S-1722, which Wilkinson
called "the grandchild of Spi," he gave
examples of how nuclear demon-
strators could be prosecuted under the
law. According to Wilkinson's inter-
pretation of the bill, a person could be
finedeand imprisoned for giving a friend
a ride to a demonstration site under an
expanded provision for aiding and
abeting a criminal.
Wilkinson remarked that Kennedy's
legislative record lately has improved.
"Granted, he's made some improvem-
nts," he said, "but there hasn't been'
one (improvement) that we haven't
forced on him."

Doily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
FRANK WILKINSON, executive director of the National Committee Against
Repressive Legislation, spoke last night about Senate bills recently spon-
sored by Sen. Edward Kennedy which Wilkinson called "repressive."

New federal law boosts middle-income aid

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All events open to children and adults without charge
Problems and Prospects for Children of the world in the 1980's Friday,
September 21 3:30 P.M. PANEL DISCUSSION Auditorium C Angell Hall.
John Hagen, Introductions; Rosemary Sarri, moderator. Participants: Dr. Alda-
ba-lim, Ms. Beatrice Bonnevaus, Community Psychology, Dr. Tsuneka Yoshida,
visiting scholar trom Japan, Dr. Teshome Wagaw, Professor, School of Educa-
tion and Center for Afroamericon and African Studies.
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ceiling. "Many parents were reluctant
to reveal income figures," she said.
"Now they don't have to."
RAPHAEL SAID she felt the new
legislation was good for students. "It
opens it (the GSL program) up to
anyone who wants assistance,
especially to the middle income group
whigh was eliminated from (loan) con-
sideration previously."
GSLs come from three sources,
Raphael explained; commercial len-
ders (banks and credit unions), the
state of Michigan, or the University.
Daily Official Bulletin
, THlU RSDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 1979
D~aily Calendar:
Computing Center: Hands-on demonstration of LA
36 Model 2 DECwriter, 405UGLI, 8 p.m.
Medieval & Renaissance: Brown bag lunch,
Charles Witke, "Why Study the Past?", Green
Lounge, E. Quad.. noon.
Highway Safety Research Institute: Armin
Meyburg, Cornell-U., "Goods Movement-An Over-
view," W. Conf. Rm., Rackham, 3:30 p.m.
Physics/Astronomy: J. Donoghue, MIT. "Can the
1 equals 1.2 Mule Be Understood Now?", 2038 Randall
Lab., 4 p.m.
Aerospace: James Chrzan, Bendix CorD., "F-18
Engine Development," 107 Aerospace, 4:15 p.m.
Chemistry: Robert Hanzlik, U-Kansas. "Chemical
and Enzymatic Hydration of Epoxides," 1300 Chem.,
8 p.m.
General Notice:
Adult men and women who are thinking about at-
tending the University of Michigan are invited to
spend a day on the Ann Arbor campus. "You and the
University: Options and Opportunities for Adults" is
planned by the U-M Center for Continuing Education
of Women. It will be in the Assembly Hall, Rackham
Center for Graduate Studies, East Washington and
Thayer Streets, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. There
will also be a campus bus tour until 3:45 p.m.
Free parking is available in the University parking
lot near Crisler Arena off Stadium Boulevard. Free
commuter buses run every 15 minutes to a con-
venient stop on central campus.
All interested people are welcome. Advance
registration by September 24 is appreciated. Contact
763-1353 or visiting at 328-330 Thompson St.

Many students, however, have a hard
time getting commercial credit, and
turn to the state if they are residents
and to the University if they come from
out-of-state. Non-Michigan residents
are ineligible for state aid.
Ann Arbor Bank and Trust is one
commercial lender that participates in
the program. Loan officer Wayne
Wagner said that his bank lends to
students who are offspring of its long-
established customers. "We consider it
a service for parents of long standing,"
he said.
WAGNER REPORTED a "substan-
tial increase (in applications) over the
same period last year." The bank limits
loans to $1,000 for freshpersons and
sophomores and $1,500 for upper-
classpersons. Graduate students are
ineligible to receive loans through the
bank.
Jack Pelton of the National Bank and
Trust Co. of Ann Arbor expressed sur-,
prise at 'this year's volume of loan
business. "We didn't plan on it
doubling," he said. He said all the
bank's GSL money will be used up, and
the large number of applicants will
result in the money being spread out so
that not everyone will get the amount
he or she asked for, Pelton added.
National Bank and Trust's only
prerequisite is that the applicant have

at least a two-year deposit account
relationship with the bank. Loans may
go as high as $2,5000, but the majority
are $2,000 or less, according to Pelton.
THE GSL PROGRAM began in 1965,
and since then the seven per cent in-
terest rate has not changed.
Repayment begins after ten months af-
ter the student's status is reduced to
less than half-time (six credit hours for

Cummings said that this hurts an in-
dividual's credit record. Any other
loans may be hard to get with a GSL
default, he warned.
The other federal loan program,
National Direct Student Loans, carries
a three per cent interest rate. These are
reserved for needy students, and family
income must be reported on the ap-
plication.

'The Middle Income Assistance Act open it (the
GSL program) up to anyone who wants assistance, es-
pecially to the middle income group.
-Carol Raphael,
Senior Financial Aid officer

undergrads, four for graduates), and
must be completed in 10 years.
The federal government pays the in-
terest on the loan while the student is
still in school and during the nine-
month grace period.
A student can receive up to $2,500 for
an academic year with a maximum
loan of $7,500. Graduate students may
borrow $5,000 each class year. Any
student can receive no more than
$15,000. Defaults are common, but

The Michigan Higher Education
Assistance Authority (MHEAA) in-
sures the GSLs. Money for the program:
at the state level comes from state bond
sales. Banks and credit unions use their
own private funds, and the University
uses receipts from previous loans and:
donations which have been set aside for:
loans. Last year's University loans for
the Ann Arbor campus totalled
$12,549,504.

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urging the board to appeal the decision
by Judge Joiner. The superintendent
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said that the District Court findings
were insufficient, and that an appeal
would likely result in a reversal of the
decision, but there was no certainty.
"I recommend that the board vote to
appeal, but we (the board) should go
ahead and implement and evaluate the
program," Howard said.
FOLLOWING Howard's briefing was
a two-hour public commentary
segment.
Rachel Schreiber, principal of the
King School, staunchly spoke in support
of the appeal. ,
"In service dates are set, and we're
ready to go, the board should appeal the
decision," she said.
IN ADDITION, Wendy Raeder,
another in favor of appealing the
decision, said, "To single out eleven on
the basis of race is contrary to the
thrust of the findiings of the
desegregation committee, which deals

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with changing student enrollment. But+
this issue has yet to be discussed by the
board."]
Raeder said, "This case has national
and local impact. The judge's finding
was erroneous, and it should be
challenged. If it was reviewed, it would
be overturned."
However, one of the attorneys for the
children, Gabe Kaimowitz, emphasized
that there would be no continuous
monitoring of the schools, and that no
one intends to harass the Ann Arbor;
school district or board.
In the midst of the debate, Board
President Kathleen -Dannemiller
suggested the possibility that the board,
together with attorneys representing
the children, file a motion not to im-
plement the proposed evaluation
program that is aimed at evaluating the
effects of Joiner's order.

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