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Tuesday, June 15, 1976


Page Three

Joyce Reibert vs. the system:
'Just trying to feed my kids.'

Soft afternoon sunlight p o u r s into Joyce
Reibert's living room, thick as syrup. And the
sound of children is everywhere. There are
children in the basement, children laughing
in the kitchen, children drifting in and out of
the living room with looks of curiousity on
their faces. Every once in a while, an old
dog gets up to bark at them.
She has put bedspreads over the furniture
to make the place look a little nicer, and a
small forest of potted plants surrounds the
corner chair where she sits and talks. The
room is small, but meticulously clean.
JOYCE REIBERT has four sons living with
her, for whom she receives Aid to Dependent
Children (ADC) payments; and a foster child
named Joey, for wham she gets no money at
all. To feed this family she has been allowed
$236 worth of food stamps per month. For the
time being, she must pay $106 to get them.
Bu under new guidelines proposed by the
Ford Administration she will have to begin
paying $147 for those same stamps, so Joyce
Reibert has joined poor families all over the
country in a lawsuit to stop the new regula-
Their action has had some initial success; a
court-ordered injunction was issued against the

government two weeks ago, forbidding imple-
mentation of the guidelines. The injunction is
scheduled to expire today, however, and no
one knows what will happen next.
"FOOD STAMPS at least allow a person
to know her family's being fed," says Joyce,
leaning forward in her chair. "These new
regulations are going to force a lot of people
to do desperate things-and, as usual, it's the
children who are going to suffer."
There will be other victims, too, she warns.
"Many people-senior citizens especially-are
simply not going to want to go on living. I
know an old lady; I took her shopping when
she first got her food stamps-she was so ex-
cited. Just to be buying oranges. And she'll
be getting cut out of the program when these
regulations go into effect, and I know what
she'll be eating when that happens; she'll be
eating when what she used to eat. Cornflakes
and milk. And day-old bread. No fruit. What
kind of thing is that to do to a person?"
Joyce suffers from Addison's disease, osteo-
porosis of the spine, and several other illness-
es; she is scheduled for surgery later this
month. Yet she has just finished her Master's
program in gerontology at the University and
is looking for a job.
See REIBERT, Page 5

The Reibert family

Supreme Court refuses to
review Boston busing case

. WASHINGTON (P) - Court-
ordered busing to racially inte-
grate the Boston school system
survived a challenge in the Su-
preme Court yesterday.
The court announced it will
not review a controversial order
of U.S. District Judge Arthur
Garrity under which 21,001 pu-
pils are bused between neighbor-
"THE DECISION is against is
and there's nothing we can do
about it," said Thayer Fremont-
Smith, attorney for the Boston
Home and School Adminisra-
tion, which had sought the high
court review.
"The people of Boston will
have to learn to live with the
decision and make the schools
as good as possible."
"This decision marks the end
of challenges to desegregation
in the city of Boston," said
ThomasbAtkins, president of the
Boston branch of the National
Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People
(NAACP). "We hope it also
marks the beginning of a will-
ingness on the part of the peo-
ple who brought the challenges
to work together."
IN 1974, U.S. District Court
Judge Garrity ruled on a suit
by black parents that the
schools had been segregated by
actions of public officials.
That decision, upheld earlier
by the Supreme Court, was fol-
lowed by detailed orders to de-
segregate the city's 162 schools.

The plans required busing 17,000
students in 1974-75 and 21,000
in 1975-76. Public school enroll-
ment in Boston this year was
about 86,500.
The Supreme Court's decision
yesterday upheld Garrity's plans
and rejected alternatives.
BUT SOME anti-busing lead-
ers were defiant and others ex-
pressed fears the school busing
fight would continue in the
"The finality of the Supreme
Court decision spells doom for

the city of Boston, said James
Kelly, head of the South Bosto-
Information Center, an anti-
busing group.
"Fear, apprehension and ha-
tred will continue as long as
there is forced busing in this
city," Kelly said. "Violence
and racial confrontations are
SCHOOL C'omnmitteewotan El-
vira Palladino, elected last year
on an antibusing platform, call-
ed the decision "a miscarrige
See COURT, Page 9

Cerical pres. race
close; run-off slated
A run-off has been declared following the June , 9 and t1.
University clericals' UAW local 2001 elections as all but te
crucial presidential race has been decided.
'The unofficial results of the presidential election reads ai
follows: Unity Caucus candidate Debbie Moorehead received 401
votes; Clericals for a Democratic Union (CDU) candidate Carolyn
Weeks received 360 votes; independent James Evans garnered 61
votes. No candidate received a majority of the votes cast, thereby
necessitating the run-off.
The Moorehead-Weeks run-off will be held June 15, 16 and 17,
wih polling locations and procedures remaining the same.
In other important races, the unofficial results were as
. CSU's Marianne Jensen defeated Unity candidate Judy
Dumoff by the narrowest margin in any race, 413 to .387, to win
the First Vice-President position.
See RUN-OFF, Page 10

FOLK GUITARIST John Prine soothed the ears of his fans at
The Ark this weekend with some mellow tunes. The concert
was an all day affair that included folk stars Jack Elliott and
Leon Redhone.

Go home!
While every other town in the country
will be celebrating the bicentennial next
month, the Rocky Mountain resort of
Telluride will be shut tight. A chamber

of commerce spokesperson said people
will be discouraged from coming to town
because that was the only way to keep
out "unruly drunk and unmanageable
hoardes." The spokesperson added
"Even a substantial economic sacrifice
would be preferable to another migra-
tion of rowdy, carefless, and drunken
crowds. The town of Telluride will col-
lectively say no to another debacle."
Ups and downs-

set a worlds record. Two employees of
the Grand Strand Amusement Park in
South Carolina, Jim Bruse and Wayne
Harrisot, now hold the record for con-
tinuous rides on a roller coaster. They
set a new record at noon yesterday of 72
hours, surpassing the old mark of 58
hours. The two were allowed five min-
ute breaks every hour. During the day
they had the company of the park cus=
tomers, but at night they made each
minute-and-a-half circuit alone.

. . . all occur at the same time today.
At 7:30 you can see the new document-
ary film "Rape Culture" at East Quad
rm. 124 . . , and there is a GEO mem-
bership meeting in the Rackham amphi-
Weather or not
Don't expect any change in the wea-
ther. Once again it will be hot and hu-
mid with a high near 90 and a 40 per
cent chance of rain. Winds will be south-
southwest at 10-20 mph.

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