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THE MICH16AN DAILY

Tuesday, January 14, 1975

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Students seek more f
(Continued from Page 1) is probably a very small group work study loan might do to her
iarder to come by, so su se- of students." chances for food stamp receipt,
uently more students have ap- Oettle says there have been surmises that she "could con-
lied for low income food no prosecutions for Food sta-np ceivably lie on the application,
tamps." fraud in Washtenaw County to but if they called the financial
Officials estimate that student date, but adds, "Our inspector aid office, my goose would be
ood stamp users number nearly general is currently investigat- cooked. That's why I don't
000 out of the county's approxi- ing some referrals for-prosecu- think I'll get the food stamps.
nate total-over 4000. Recipi- tion." I don't want to risk cheating,
nts may get a monthly stamp "What looks like fraud," says and with my work study loan,
ilotment worth up to $46-de- Oettle, "is usually just a mis- I'll probably be disqualified.
ending on their income. understanding. And if a real "What they don't realize, of
Oettle sees four economic case of fraud is discovered, the course," she says, "is that I
roups within the student com- f e d e r a I government usually owe $400 to the University on a
nunity-young people with afflu- prefers to have the person at loan, and another $440 to var-
nt parents and no need for any guilt pay back the money re- ious other people. There's no
tate aid; borderline students ceived in food stamps, rather place on the application for me
hose families may not list than prosecute." to list these debts. Given the
heir children for income tax ALTHOUGH 0 e t t 1 e finds present state of the economy,
eductions in order to get food Washtenaw C o u n t y virtually they'll probably do everything
tamps; financially independent fraud-free, a crackdown initi- they can to keep me from get-
tudents who need the stamps ated by Prosecutor Robert Ken- ting the stamps. That's too bad,
or lack of income; and a fourth nett in Isabella County led to because I sure could use them."
roup that may attempt welfare criminal indictment in early ANOTHER student, who was
'raud. December against three Central battling long lines and :rowded
The third group, Oettle be- Michigan University students waiting rooms at the Soial
eves, is probably the largest. for their allegedly fraudulent Services office on Catherine St.
receipt of food stamps. Officials last week in hopes of leaving
"THE FOURTH group," says in Isabella County believe pub- the office as a food stamp re-
)ettle, "holds those students licity on the crackdown may cipient, admitted he really diin't
who have defrauded the depart- have discouraged many students need the stamps, but "it sure
nent by supplying erroneous in- planning to hoodwink food stamp would be nice."
ormation on their food stamp authorities. The Eastern Michigan Uni-
pplications. However, I don't One University graduate stu- versity junior explained tnat he
eel fraud has been a serious dent applying for food stamps, F was filing a joint application
roblem in Washtenaw, and this concerned about what a $00 for himself and his four room-
-~mates, but feared rejection be-
cause "we all come from nice
A i tIt I e Birmingham h o m e s.
A R E YOU COLOR BLND? Dave's (one of his roommates)
mother receives over a $100 a
WE NEED YOU FOR month in Social Security bene-
fits for him, so that might hurt
COLOR VISION EXPERIMENTS us, too. And if they start check-
ing our parents' income and
Call Vision Research Lab 764-0574 find out about the Boca Paton
condominiium, and the . . ch,
Kresge Il-Rm. 5080 God. Maybe I shouldn't even
armyv."
WE PA Y/HOWEVER, that fear prob-
ably won't materiaiize for a
while, according to 0 e t t 1 e.

)od aid
"Congress ordered a food stamp
restriction in an appropriation
bill . . . which was supposed
to go into effect January 10, but
I'm sure it won't affet stu-
dents certified this term.
"The law says that students
listed as deductions on their
parents tax returns don't qual--
ify for food stamps, if their
parents don't. But the federal
government hasn't yet supplied
us with the means to enferce
this."
The U.S. Agriculture Depart-
ment, which handles the pro-
gram, doesn't even categorize
recipients yet, making it some-
what difficult to even idennify
student applicants. But some
counties have reportedly begun
identifying student applicants as
a result of pressure from tax-
payers who think students cheat
more often and perhaps aren't
as needy.
Dailv Official Bulletin
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Tuesday, January 14
Day Calendar
Art Lecture: S. Sillman, "Color
Theory, "Color Theory; The Silk
Screen Process," Aud. Art & Arch.
Bldg.,nN. Campus, 10 am.
WUOM Lecture Hour: P. Handler,
Head Nat'l Acad. Sdi., R. Peterson,
Chairman'Fed. Council on Environ.
Quality & Deputy Hd. of Delega-
tion to World Population Conf. in
Bucharest, testifying at the spe-
cial Ad Hoc Hearing on the World
Food Crisis, Dec. 18th. 91.7 (FM), 10
am.
Med. Ctr. Comm. for Women:
C3086 Outpatient, Noon.
Hopwood Underclassmen Awards:
Academy of American Poets, Bain-
Swiggett, Michael R. Gutterman
Poetry Awards; Joseph Heller read-
ing from Catch-22 & Something
Happened, Rackham Lect. Hal, 4
pm.
Physics: K. Marko, "C-Invari-
ance in Positronium & Related Ex-
eriments," 1041 Randall Lab, 4 pm.
Physics: M. Machacek, "Nonlep-
tonic Weak Decay & the Melosh
Transformation," 2038 Randall Lab,
4 pm.
American Culture: "The Develop-
ment of a Passenger Rail System
for Michigan," E. Lec. Rm., Rack-
ham. 7:30 pm.
Astronomical Film Festival: "The
Race for Space (1959;" "Manned
Space Flight 1965-Preparing the
Way;" "ASTP Status Report, Aug.,
1974," Aud. 3, MLB, 8 pm.
Art & Architecture Bldg. Dedica-
tion Concert: Ralph Herbert, bari-
tone, Deanna Boylan, accompanist,
Lec. Hall, Art-Arch. Bldg., 8 pm.
Music School: P. Mason, clarinet
degree recital, SM Recital Hall, 8
pm.
Career Planning and Placement
3200 SAB; 764-7460
Graduating . . . looking for a job
. thinking about graduate or
professional school? . . . Career
Planning and Placement Is hold-
ing registration meetings on
wednesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday,
Jan. 16 in the Michigan League,
Conference Rooms 4 and 5. Sessions
will be held at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00,
and 4:00 p.m. on both days.

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