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Page 2-Tuesday, February 28, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Carter plan may hike 'U' student aid $5.5 million

By RON DeKETT
The University could have its student
financial aid funds increased by more
than half the present $9.97 million
amount if President Carter's proposed
$1.2 billion student financial aid subsidy
' meets U.S. House and Senate approval,
' according to Harvey Grotrian,
associate director of student financial
aid.
The Carter proposal could possibly
give the University an additional $5.52
million in financial aid monies,
x Grotrian said.
THIS MEANS between 5,000 and 8,000
students currently not receiving any
form of financial assistance because
their family income is too high would be
eligible for some form of fiscal aid.
"We have made some rough analysis
of the data we have available and we
are estimating for the three campuses
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that the legislature Carter has proposed
means an additional 9,200 individual
awards," Grotrian said.
Eligible students often receive more
than one award.
THE NEW AWARDS would come in
the form of Basic Educational Oppor-
tunity Grants (BEOG), Guaranteed
Student Loans and the Work-Study
Program.
Almost $1 billion of the proposed fun-
SNOW TIRE
SAFETY
WASHINGTON (AP) - To ensure
that snow tires provide the maximum
margin of safety, the Tire Retread In-
formation Bureau (TRIB) has recom-
mended some tips for winter tire care:
Snow tires should carry the same in-
flation pressure as conventional tires.
For every 10-degree drop in tem-
perature, a tire may lose a pound of air
pressure. Underinflated tires can cause
erratic steering, excessive wear and
make an engine use more gas, advises
TRIB.
Don't mix radials with snow tires of
bias-belt or bias-ply construction. Front
radial tires should have rear radial
snow tires.
The best tires should go on the rear
for better traction and braking, TRIB
adds.

ds would be earmarked for BEOG. The
figure is high because Carter's proposal
raises the family income ceiling from
$16,000 to $25,000 and entitles the
student whose parents earn less than
the $25,000 ceiling to an automatic grant
of $250.
According to Grotrian, the automatic
grant is unique in the philosophy of
financial aid because, "It is the first
departure from the sole-need concept."
UNDER THE sole-need concept, the
student must demonstrate financial
need before a grant is awarded.
In addition, the grant portion would
make substantially more money avail-
able to low-income families. In a press
release issued last week, Grotrian said,
"Parents with an annual income of

$12,000 and two children, one in college,
would be eligible this year for $716 un-
der the Basic Educational Opportunity
Grants program. If the President's plan
is passed, they would be eligible for
$1,030."
Between $70 and $90 million in finan-
cial aid monies would be channelled
through Guaranteed Student Loans.
The family income ceiling would be
raised from $25,000 to $40,000, making
96 per cent of the families in the U.S.
eligible for government subsidized
education loans.
GROTRIAN ALSO said there is an ef-
fort to eliminate the ceiling limit from
Carter's proposal in the case of guaran-
teed loans. The elimination of the
ceiling would make only four per cent

more families in the U.S. eligible for the
loans, and as paper work to determine
need would be reduced, the time bet-
ween application and receipt of a loan
would most likely be shortened.
Under the plan the Work-Study
Program would receive approximately
$150 million and create jobs for 280,000
more students throughout the nation.
Reaction to the proposal has been
mixed. The Michigan Student Financial
Aid Association (MSFAS), made up of
financial aid officers.from the state's
universities and colleges, which held its
winter session in Southfield last week,
could not reach a consensus over Car-
ter's proposal.
"SOME MEMBERS of the financial
aid community strongly endorse the

proposal, others take a more conser-
vative view," Grotrian said. Grotrian is
the president of MSFAS.
MSFAS will conduct hearings in East
Lansing beginning March 9th before it
determines its position.
However, the National Association of
Student Financial Aid Administrators
has gone on record supporting the
proposal.
In the press release following the
MSFAS meeting, Grotrian said, "What
we find most encouraging is that-the
President's proposal represents an in-
crease over the $3.8 billion already
recommended, with the new money
going largely to students who, because
of the current income restrictions, have
been almost entirely out of the grant,
loans and work-study programs."

MINORITY STUDE:TS
i HOUSING HASSLES?
WHY NOTO CO-OP FALL 1978?
Member Owned, Member Controlled, Low Cost In-
ter Cooperative Council Affirmative Action Commit-
tee sponsors a short informal presentation on co-op
living with slides and refreshments at:
TROTTER HOUSE
Washtenaw by South University
TONIGHT-Tuesday, Feb.28
7:30-8:30
All are welcome-Check it out.
For more information contact Bill Beasley at 761-1058
riIEY !GR APUA F/NO SENIOR...
I -Are you worried/anxious about your future?
-Does it bother you that your parents' expectations for
your future differ from your own?
-Would you like to put your University experience (both
academic and social) into perspective?
Take part in an informal group experience in
which graduating seniors will share their
personal/professional concerns associated
with leaving school.
The group will meet four or five times
after spring break for two hours per
session, and will be facilitated by two
r Peer Counselors who are also graduat-
ing seniors.
Stop by COUNSELING SERVICES, 3d floor of the Union,
between 8 AM and 5 PM (764-8312) to pick up registration
materials. Registration is quite limited and interested
persons should act quickly.

Clericals campaign
By MITCH CANTOR five policies in an attempt to satisfy ard for eve
union members: " The un
A group of University clericals, the * The union will engage in a "militant mation to
Organizing Committee for Clericals fight for increased wages," according action con
(OCC), has instigated an all-out cam- to Bartlett. This will mean insisting on the union w
paign for the formation of a new union the hourly raise instead of asking for it. One issu(
by spring. * Democratic bylaws will play a criti- ter of stud
The OCC, which claims the support of cal role in the distribution of power. The origin
over 600 clericals, must collect another Policies such as paying union officers manent em
500 signatures from University cleri- at clerical wages would be part of an at- wants all c
cals before it can file to the Michigan tempt to avoid tyrants among the lead- new union.
Employment Relations Commission ers of the union. , "The Ur
(MERC) for the right to have an elec- * The union will urge greater partici- amount of
tion'which would establish a union. pation on the part of the rank and file, and it inc
THE 3,300 University clericals had "also an attempt to distribute the power said.
previously formed a union which was among the various levels of the union. "ANYB
affiliated with the United Auto Workers " A more effective steward structure versity sh(
(UAW). However, its members decided will provide an accessable outlet for member o
to decertify their union approximately union members. The OCC proposes a sity) try an
a year and a half ago. proportion of approximately one stew- t workers)

ry 50 clericals.
ion will supply more infor-
members about University
cerning clericals and what
ill be doing to react.
t still up in the air is the mat-
ents and part-time clericals.
al union only included per-
nployees, but the Committee
lericals to be included in the
riversity has an enormous
students and temporaries,
reases every day," Bartlett
)DY WHO works for the Uni-
ould have the right to be a
f a union. They (the Univer-
nd slip it (the group of studen-
into the student structure in-

for new union

stead of the worker structure."
PART OF THE effort to counter
this is the solicitation of signatures
from students and temporaries. Bart-
lett admits, however, that MER C
.hasn't decided whether they will accept
these along with the signatures of the
permanent clericals.
(Bartlett claims the new union will be
a much stronger voice for the workers
than their original union. "We intend to
seize an independent voice," he said.
Also emphasized by the committee
member is the balance of power among
the members of the union.
"We see it necessary to oust the
bureaucracy and build a democratic
union. We would really like people to be
aware that the management is screw-
ing the shit out of us," he said.

"Most clericals felt that the union
was ineffectual," said Tom Bartlett, a
member of the publicity committee of
the OCC. "We felt that efforts to have a
democratic union were being hand-
strung by the UAW."
Though University clericals have not
decided on whether their new union
would be affiliated with any interna-
tional union, Bartlett said consideration
will not be discussed until the union if
formed.
ASIDE FROM the question of UAW
affiliation, the new -union will institute
Birth defects
are forever.,
unless you help.
TO PROTECT THE UNBORN
AND THE NEWBORN
March of Dimes
membership
Meeting
ANGELL HALL
AUD. B
8:00 P.M.
Feb. 28

Supreme Court e nies appeal

for feder
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme
Court, denying an appeal from Ken-
tucky, said in effect yesterday that the
federal government does not have to
help pay the costs of court-ordered
busing to achieve racially desegregated
schools.
The justices rejected without com-
ment an appeal by Kentucky Gov.
Julian Carroll seeking permission to
ask for federal help in paying for busing
in the Louisville area, one of hundreds
of school districts across the nation
carrying out court-ordered busing.
THE COURT'S action bars, at least
for now, any hope other state and local
school districts may have had to get
such federal help.
A racial desegregation plan in effect
since 1975 for schools in Louisville and
surrounding Jefferson County, Ky., has
made necessary the daily busing of
some 23,000 students.
"The drain on state and local funds . .

ilfunding of busing
. is quite real and devastating," In other matters the court:
Carroll's appeal said.

THE GOVERNOR had challenged
the constitutionality of three federal
laws prohibiting federal funding of
busing for desegregation. A federal
judge in Louisville and a federal ap-
peals court already had upheld the
laws.
In urging the court to turn down Ken-
tucky's argument, the Carter ad-
ministration argued that the federal
government is under no obligation to
help defray desegregation costs.
"Indeed, states may well be less
likely to violate a citizen's rights today
if it means paying the costs of making
good those rights in the future," the
Justice Department told the court.
"THE UNITED States did not violate
the constitutional rights of the children
in Jefferson County; the county and the
state did," government lawyers said.

the snn arbor film cooperative Presents at AUD. A, ANGELL HALL
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
THUNDERCRACKI (Curt McDowell, 1975)
7 &9:15s-AUD A
The long-awaited Ann Arbor Premiere of an X-rated feature by two favorites of the 16mm
Festival-Curt McDowell and George Kuchar, who wrote the script. "Erotica at its most
hilarious . . . an outrageous parody of the old dark house plot . . . sex is great fun in
this film, which is absolutely, definitely not for prudes."-Kevin Thomas, L.A. Times,
"Genuinely touching, frightening, and sexy ... a dark and stormy night, an assorted
group of strangers (four men, three women and a gorilla) stranded in a remote
Victorian mansion, and a crazed hostess with her husband pickled in a jar."-John R.
Taylor, SIGHT & SOUND.
Plus Short: A FILM ABOUT SHARON (Barry Spinello).
An insightful look at an attractive young performer in erotic films. Articulate and
engaging, Sharon reveals a personality and understanding that brings remarkable warmth and
humanity to her chosen vocation. Explicit sexual sequences. Rated X.
Wednesday: John Ford Festival:
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE-7 p.m.only
THE SEARCH ERS-9 p.m. only

* Let stand a ruling that federal
courts may force the government to
speed up settlements of disputed Social
Security benefit claims. Health,
Education and Welfare Secretary
Joseph Califano had asked the court to
overturn the ruling, contending that it
"threatens significantly" to disrupt his
ability to administer Social Security
benefits nationwide "in an even-handed
and orderly manner."
" Left intact two lower court
decisions orderng construction to
begin on a long- elayed and eontrover-
sial housing project for)ow-incone
minority families in a residential sec-
tion of south Philadelphia. The court's
action appeared to clear the way for
start of construction on the Whitman
Townhouse Project.
" Refused to interfere with price
ceilings imposed by the federal gover-
nment for natural gas sold across state
lines.
Train
wreck
clean-up
polstponed
(Continued from Page 1)
NTSB BOARD member James King
said from his Washington office that in-
vestigators in Waverly speculated that
when the Louisville & Nashville train
derailed there on Wednesday, a broken
wheel on the propane tanker scored the
tank.
On Friday, the, pressurized liquid ex-
panded while lying still in the afternoon
sun, pushed through the weak spot in
the tanker's hull caused by the
derailment, and the "tank let go," King
said. Twelve persons were killed.
Sixty miles west of Waverly, near
Cades, Tenn., about 100 persons asked
to leave their homes on Sunday after an
Illinois Central Gulf train derailed were
living in a temporary, shelter yester-
day.
Officials said about 50 gallons of
sodium hydroxide had leaked from one
of the 24 cars in the 140-car train
derailed. Also, there was a fear that
fumes in two empty propane tankers,
could explode.

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