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Student loans suspended

LANSING (UPI)-Financially
pressed state officials announced
yesterday they will stop accepting new
student direct loan applications tem-
porarily and make new cuts in state
competitive scholarships.
The Michigan Direct Student Loan
Agency said it will stop accepting new
requests for about 90 days on Feb. 1 due
to a press of applications and the tight
money market.
IT ALSO WAS announced that the
Michigan Competitive Scholarship

program is reducing 1980-81 awards by
an additional four percent because of a
cut in state appropriations.
Officials earlier cut awards by $250
because of the large number of ap-
John Hoekje, supervisor of the loan
agency, said he expects to have all of
the $42 million available for this school
year committed in February and has
been unable to arrange new financing
at this time.
HE SAID officials are exploring some

pioneering alternative financing
schemes due to the difficulty in
marketing bonds normally used to fund
the loans. ,
The deepening recession has
triggered a tripling in applications to,
the agency, which handles about 30
percent of the guaranteed student loans
made in Michigan.'
The other 70 percent are made
through private institutions under the
Michigan Guaranteed student Loan

In the 1979-80 fiscal year, Hoekje said,
20,000 student loans totaling nearly $35
million were made. This year, he said,
the full $42 million allotment has been
exhausted in the period between Oc-
tober 1980 and February.
Hoekje said his agency has had
trouble selling bonds on the current in-
flated money market because of
statutory ceilings that limit interest
charges to seven percent on renewal of
old loans and nine percent on new ones.

GM study reports


think imported cars are better

FLINT (UPI)-A General Motors Corp. report
shows the public views the quality of U.S.-built cars
as less than that of imports and customer sastisfac-
tion in GM cars has dropped recently, the Flint Jour-
nal reported yesterday.
In a copyrighted story, the newspaper said the con-
fidential report also included GM internal quality
audits that confirmed buyer perceptions.
WHILE BOTH European and Japanese-built cars
rated better than domestic cars, the Journal said the
report showed Japan led in quality.
"It's obvious when we match our GM's performan-
ce in the specific assembly factors with low and high
price foreign cars, why their owners overall satisfac-
tion is so much higher," the report said. "In not one
inistance do we achieve the levels of customer ap-

proval attained by our overseas competitors."
Overall, the report said, GM products "appear no
better or worse than Ford, Chrysler, or American
"HOWEVER, WHEN we match our products and
those of our domestic competitors with foreign built
cars, the picture changes dramatically.
"Needless to say, these manufacturers and their
buyers have set a high standard for us to challenge."
In the area of interior workmanship, the report
said, "there is no comparison. The Japanese do the
better job."
GM REFUSED comment on the report which com-
bined quality audits by GM inspectors and question-
naires filled out by purchasers.
The report showed qualit of workmanship on GM

cars dropped seven points between 1979 and 1980 with
key problems in the areas of squeaks and rattles, ex-
terior finish, wind noise and fit of doors and exterior
"While the majority of new car buyers of domestic
products have been quite satisfied with the condition
of their cars at or shortly after delivery, ap-
proximately one quarter found enough fault to
register dissatisfaction," the report said.
In the first quarter of last year, the report said, the
quality level of GM's X-body cars was well below the
corporate norm of 67 percent good customer votes
and a 121 rating in the quality audit.
"In no instance over the entire period have we
matched low-price foreign products or even come
close to the quality perceived by high-priced foreign
buyers," the report said.

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Phillipine martial law
ends after eight years
MANILA, Philipines-President Ferdinand Marcos announced yesterday
he will end eight years of martial law today but will retain wide powers while
the Philippines moves toward full democracy by 1984.
"We meet for the last time as an emergency crisis government," Marcos
told more than 20 members of his ruling New Society Movement at the
presidential palace. He said he will formally lift martial law with a
proclamation to be issued today.
Groups opposed to Marcos announced plans to mount anti-government
demonstrations as a test of Marcos' sincerity in ending martial law. Marcos
said he would tolerate demonstrations as long as "they have the necessary
permits from the mayors, they don't block traffic and don't violate the law."
IRA supporter shot in home
BELFAST, Northern Ireland-Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Ulster
firebrand for Roman Catholic rights, was reported in "critical" condition in
an intensive care ward yesterday after she and her husband were gunned
down by masked terrorists.
Three gunmen burst into the McAliskey home just after breakfast and
opened fire in front of the couple's three young children.
Three suspects, identified by police sources as Protestant extremists,
were captured by British troops on patrol near the rural cottage at
Derrylaughen on the shores of Lake Neagh, County Tyrone, 48 miles west of
Belfast in this British province.
Unconfirmed reports said McAliskey had received threats on her life
because of her strong stand on behalf of Irish Republican Army guerrillas
demanding political status in Ulster's jails.
Their children, aged 9, 5 and 2, were not injured.
Polish transit workers
stage warning strike+
WARSAW, Poland-Transit workers in this capital city and workers and
drivers in other Polish towns including Krakaw staged quiet "warning
strikes" yesterday over the communist regine's refusal to grant an im-
mediate five-day, 40-hour work week.
Buses and trams ground to a halt at 8 a.m. in Warsaw and remained idle
for four hours, virtually paralyzing this city of 1.6 million that depens
heavily on public transportation. A similar protest idled public transit in.
Krakow in southern Poland for one hour.
The union is protesting possible government reprisals against workers
who stayed home last Saturday to press demands-for an immediate end to
the current six-day, 46-hour work week.
The government agreed to a 40-hour week in last summer's strike-ending
agreements, but set no timetable for its realization, promising instead to
phase in a shortened week over the next five years. Top officials have said
Poland's staggering economy cannot afford an immediate 40-hour work
Judge receives death threats
for girls in desegregation case
ALENANDRIA, La.-A state judge received two telephone calls
threatening three white girls With death if they follow the wishes of a federal
judge and attend an integrated school, an attorney for the girls said yester-
Attorney J. Nimos Simon said Judge Richard Lee received two telephone
calls Thursday night "which said if the young ladies enroll at Jones Street
School, they wouldn't live through the (first) day."
U.S. District Judge Nauman Scott had ruled Thursday the girls could
receive credit for this semester's work at Buckeye High-chool if they enroll
at the Jones school next term. He also dropped contempt charges against all
concerned after Lee agreed to stop personally enforcing his ruling to allow
the girls to attend Buckeye.
Senate committee gives
Smith OK for attorney general
WASHINGTON-William French Smith, President-elect Ronald Reagan's
friend and former personal attorney, yesterday won unanimous approval
from the Senate Judiciary Committee to be attorney general.
The committee sent its recommendation to the full Senate, which is expec-
ted to begin work on confirmation of the Reagan Cabinet shortly after the
inauguration Tuesday.
Smith was not present for the vote.
Committee Chairman Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) said Smith, 63, will make
a "great attorney general."
Salvadoran troops 'crush'
week-long guerilla offensive
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador-Salvadoran troops said yesterday they
smashed a week-long leftist guerilla offensive and gained control of the en-
tire country, but reports said government aircraft bombed a rebel strong-

hold on the slopes of a volcano.
Defense Ministry spokespersons said government troops had "totally
crushed" the assaults launched since last Saturday by the Farabundo Marti
Liberation Front, an umbrella group of five Marxist-led guerilla

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120 S. State St.
:(Corner of State and Huron)
. Worship Schedule:
8:30 a.m.-Holy Communion in the
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.-Morning Wor-
:.ship in the Sanctuary.
: Sermon for Jan. 18 "Divine
Initiative" by Fred B. Maitland.
Church School for all ages-9:30 a.m.
-and 11 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal-Thursday at 7:15
Dr. Donald B. Strobe
Rev. Fred B. Maitland
Dr. Gerald R. Parker
Education Directors: Rose McLean
and Carol Bennington
602 E. Huron at State
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
A fellowship study and social issues
ministry for the university community.
ANN WILKINSON, Office Manager
This week's program:
Sat. Jan. 17-Adoption and Foster-
care Conference
9:00 a.m.-3:00 No Charge
Thursday-Peacemakers 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 5:30 Worship
6: 00 Shared Meal followed by Fellow-

Serving the Campus for LC-MS
Robert Kavasch, Pastor
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m. and 10:30
a .m.
Bible Class-9:15 a.m.
Wednesday Worship-9:00 p.m.
* * *
(The Campus Ministry of the ALC-
Gordon Ward, Pastor
801 S. Forest at Hill St.
Sunday Worship Service at 10:30
L.O.L. Talent Night Sunday 5:30 p.m.
with spaghetti dinner.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
* * *
Huron Valley Mission
301 North Ingalls
(two blocks north of Rackham
, Graduate School)
Sunday Service-2:30 p.m.
Rev. Marian K. Kuhns
* * *
502 East Huron
Pastor, Jitsu Morikawa
10:00 a.m.-Morning Worship "In-
siders and Outsiders."
11:00 a.m.-Sunday School (for all
"American Baptist Campus
All students and faculty are invited to
attend worship service at 10 a.m. in the
sanctuary and Sunday School Classes
at 11 a.m. in the Guild House.
Theology Discussion Group every
Thursday at6 p.m.
(Complimentary brunch on second
Sunday of each month.)

1432 Washtenaw Ave.-662-4466
(between S. University and Hill)
Campus Ministry Program
Campus Minister-Carl Badger
Activities: Sunday morning coffee
hour in between Services in the Social
Bible Study on Tuesday evenings at
7:30 p.m. in the Founders room.
College Student's breakfast on Thurs-
day mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the
French room.
Worship Services-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m.
* * *
409 South Division
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Rev. Steve Bringardner, 761-5941
Christian Education-9:45 a.m.
Service of Vyorship-11 :00 a.m.
"Time of Meeting"-6:00 p.m.
* * *
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
A Campus Ministry of the Christian
Reformed Church
Rev. Don Postema, Pastor
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship Sermon:
"Come and See."
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service of Holy Communion
Wednesday: 10:00 p.m. Evening
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Weekly Masses: f+
Sat.-7:00 p.m.
Sun.-7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.
(after 10:30 upstairs and downstairs)
12:00 noon, 5:00 p.m. (upstairs and
North Campus Mass at 9:30 a.m. in
Bursley Hall (Fall and Winter terms).
Rite of Reconciliation-4 p.m.-5 p.m.
on Friday only; any other time by ap-

rape cases''
LANSING (UPI)-6v" William
Milliken yesterday signed a bill sought
by feminist groups shielding rape vic-
tims from being forced to undergo
polygraph tests to prove their stories.
Under the lie detector law, police of-
ficials are forbidden to require women
who report they were raped to submit to
the tests or to even mention them.
MEN ACCUSED in rape cases,
however, must be given the option of
taking the test and the victim must be
informed of its results.
Feminist groups complained un-
dergoing a polygraph test is an added
ordeal for rape victims.
Victims should not be treated like
criminals, backers of the bill argued,
since no other crime victims are
routinely required to prove their stories
through such tests.
But critics of the measure, including
a former state police officer now ser-
ving in the state House, said the use of
lie detector tests deters the filing of
false and spiteful charges.
MILLIKEN ALSO signed a measure
to help older cities develop sites needed
to attract new industrial developments
such as the new General Motors Corp.
plant planned for Detroit.
Under the development bill, cities
can finance site development efforts
through tax anticipation notes based on
the revenue they expect to get from the
These efforts include rehabilitation of
streets, facilities, and utilities as well
as clearing land.
Detroit is expected to sell $25 million
in tax anticipation notes under the
measure for the new GM plant in the
city's Poletown area.
"This legislation is important to the
revitalization and self-determination of
our older Michigan cities, allowing
them to influence the reinvestment of
private dollars into areas of greatest
need," Milliken said.
Milliken also signed bills that will:
" Permit the state assessors board to
grant conditional certification for six
months to newly elected assessors.
" Require the drafting of a regulatory
impact statement on the potential cost
and paperwork that could be generated
by new rules submitted for the approval
of the legislature's Joint Ad-
ministrative Rules Committee.




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Psalms 2:1 and Acts 4:25

In the next to the last verse in the Bible, God's
revelation of Himself to man, Jesus Christ says: "SURELY
I COME QUICKLY, AMEN." The Apostle John answers:
"He that endureth to the end shall be saved ... Be thou
faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." If I
don't "endure to the end" I will be an offense in that day,
"for he that putteth his hand to the plow and looketh back
is not fit - offensive - for the kingdom of God." If there
is not given to me a "crown of life," then surely I wear a
crown of death, eternal death! All profane folks will be
found to offend, whether it is from cursing or taking the
name of God in vain by insincerity of worship and
profession. Sabbath desecrators offend; using the day
God sanctified for His own honor and to be a blessing to
man in giving him one day in seven to "seek the Lord

it," it :s not pleasant to think of Christ's angels gathering
all such for the furnace of fire. Instead of praying Him to
"Come quickly," one might be inclined to do as the
gardener did when the lord of the vineyard told him to cut
down the barren fig tree: Lord, don't cut it down yet, leave
it a while longer, stir up your people to dig about it, dung
it, with the hopes it will bring forth fruit, and not have to
be cut down!
Why is it that we do not pay more attention, why do we
not continually drum such solemn, even terrible truth, into
our hearts and minds! Why is it that in our teaching and
preaching we don't stress the fact that when Christ
"cometh to make up His jewels" there will be a discerning
"between the righteous and the wicked, between him that
serveth God and him that serveth him not." - Malachi
3:16, etc. In our time it appears that much of the teachings


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