By MARK GINDIN
Daily staff writer
Most major universities with a vested int(
the activities of the federal government ha
time offices in Washington. The Univer
Michigan has Thomas Butts.
As a former director of the Office of Financ
Butts carried much expertise in the area of
aid to Washington, where Congress and the Pr
are re-examining and adjusting almost ever:
aid program. But his job does not stop ther
also working with key officials and testifying
Congress in the areas of research contracts
sciences, and other University related interest
BUTTS RECENTLY returned to the Univer
ter serving as U.S. deputy assistant secre
education for student financial assistance, a
responsible for grant, loan, and work-study pr
for higher education students.
University President Harold Shapiro forme
formal group to discuss budgetary matte
federal government involvement, and it wast
to send a person to Washington. Thomas Bu
deemed the logical choice and left for the
earlier this summer. He now spends most of t
there, often returning to Ann Arbor to b
weekly committee meetings.
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There are ways to cut the fat from a patient, as the
Reagan administration is trying to do, while keeping
erest in the patient alive, or one can'cut in such a way that the
ve full- patient doesn't live, Butts said. Butts said he was
sity of helping to guide the federal knife to keep the
"patient"-in this case higher education-alive.
ial Aid, BUTTS SAID THE Reagan administration has
student made special changes in the federal guaranteed stud-
esident ent loan program, making the loans available to
y federal fewer students, because in the past several years the
e. He is GSL program has had steadily escalating costs.
before If the goal of the government is to help those in
health need, Butts said, and if government plans to cutback
s services, the needy must be cared for while programs
rsity af- are being cut back. The financial needs test for GSL
tary of applicants with family income above $30,000 arose
Lnd was from that dilemma, he said.
-ograms Another Reagan proposal was to eliminate the
government subsidies of .student loan interest rate,
d an in- Butts said, but objections arose about the burden that
'rs and the change would have imposed on the student. A five
decided percent origination fee, deducted automatically by
Itts was the lender from the loan amount, was the com-
capital promise agreed upon, in this way the cost to the
his time government will be reduced without a substantial
rief the burden to the student. The fee will take effect 10 days
See OFFICIAL, Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP)-Selective Ser-
vice announced yesterday that the
names of young men who have
registered for the draft will be posted in
their communities in the next few days.
Selective Service Deputy Director
Brayton Harris said that the posting is
required by law.
THE LISTS of registrants born in 1962
and the first three months of 1963, who
have registered as of June 1, have been
sent to state selective service directors,
He said the lists will be posted in
county court houses, city halls, or other
public places, with the decision up to
the state director.
The lists of registrants born in 1960
and 1961 are not yet complete and will
be posted later, he said.
Harris noted that interested people
can contact state selective service
directors to determine the location of
these lists, which are divided by local
draft boads, generally one to a county.
Flash flood Daly rnoto by PAUL ENGSTROM
A man looks on as pedestrians stroll through an unexpected torrent at Fourth and Liberty Streets after the Federal
Building's sprinkler system overflowed onto the sidewalk and into the street.
Four killed, 27 injured
in commuter train crash
BEVERLY, Mass. (AP)-A com- spokeswoman for the Boston & Maine
muter train filled with homeward- Railroad.
bound sunbathers collided head-on "COMMUTER TRAINS always get
yesterday with a freight train, killing priority." she said. "This one freight
four people and injuring at least 27. train was on the tracks at the wrong -
"We have four dead and possibly time. The reason why is under in-
three more trapped in the wreckage," vestigation."
said State Police Sgt. Gerald Tully. One passenger car was lifted 60 feet
"We don't know if they are dead or atop the locomotive. The car, its front
alive." end ripped open, took the full brunt of
HEAVY CRANES were brought in to the crash. The commuter train was
separate the twisted wreckage as being pushed by a locomotive.
rescuers searched for other victims in Four injured were admitted at
the wooded seacoast district about 17 Beverly Hospital for treatment of
miles northeastof Boston. "multiple injuries" and 18 others were
The four-car commuter train, headed being treated for minor injuries, said a FEA TU
south from Gloucester to Boston with 70 hospital spokeswoman who would not
passengers, emitted a long warning identify herself.
whistle and then collided with "I was in the middle of a lovely CO (
a locomotive towing four cars north- reverie," said passenger Linda Wood-
ward from Salem, witnesses said. ford, 36, of Boston. "But when they
The trains were sharing the same stood on the whistle and then let go and
track because of construction work, ac- locked on the brakes,, ktiy.we were
cording to Gloria Stone, a going to hit something."