WASHINGTON (AP)- President
Reagan, declaring ill-conceived gover-
nment intrusion a chief cause of the
country's energy problems, yesterday
sent Congress a bill to dismantle the
Department of Energy.
In seeking to abolish the Cabinet
agency created four years ago, Reagan
proposed transferring most of its
programs to the Commerce Depar-
tment. The departments of Interior,
Justice, and Agriculture would get
smaller slices of the current agency.
"CONSTANT overregulation of
energy producers and industries in the
past by the Department of Energy
shackled our drive to increase domestic
production," Reagan declared at a
White House ceremony to unveil the
new reorganization plan.
The Energy Department was created
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account for inflation, but still do not tal
assets into consideration.
In addition, the 1982-83 tables will cut off
But families with incomes above that,
example, might have four children in col
apply for other forms of aid by undergoin
DURING THE summer months, the offit
needs about three weeks to process a
plication, but by the fall it can take up to eig
It takes roughly four weeks from the time
returns loan applications to lenders until th
tee agency, which operates within the
Department of Education and is responsib
proving all loans distributed by Michigan
gives the loan final approval.
The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, May 25, 1982-Page 11
SENDS BILL TO CONGRESS
seeks end of energy dept.
n C a compromise plan that would be ac-
at the request of then-President Carter ceptable to key Senate Republican
to provide a single focus for gover- committee chairmen who oversee the
nment efforts to make America in- current agency.
dependent of foreign oil supplies. While the key players in that drama
Reagan said he was not abandoning were present at the White House
that goal, but he accused government of ceremony to show their support for the
being the problem rather than the legislation, administration officials
solution. conceded that chances for passage,
"ILL-CONCEIVED regulations have especially in the Democrat-controlled
impeded development of new energy House, were far from certain.
sources, discouraged conservation and Critics of the plan charge that it
distorted distribution," Reagan said, would save taxpayers little money and
adding that his reorganization would would leave the country defenseless
change government's role from "con- when the next oil shortage strikes.
trolling the activities of energy in- "The administration's proposal is
dustries to complementing them.. short-sighted and will lead once again
While Reagan had announced his in- to chaos and anarchy in the gover-
tention last December to do away with nment's ability to deal effectively with
the department, the administration has one of the most important issues facing Reagan
been mired in five months of behind- the' nation," said Edwin Rothschild c
the-scenes maneuvering to hammer out director of Energy Action.... cites overregulation
ies GSL application processing
ke family The office also gives students the option of delaying fice are through commercial lenders, 26 percent are
the processing of their GSL application, if they have through the SDSL Program and only three percent
at $75,000. applied for other forms of aid. from USAF, according to Nowak.
who, for IF A STUDENT has received a GSL, Nowak said, The office has been accepting GSL applications
lege, can the office must take that into account when assessing since late April, but was able to do no more than
g a needs a student's eligibility for additional aid. initial processing until the Education Department's
If a student is unable to secure a loan from a com- recommendation was approved by Congress.
ce usually mercial lender and is a Michigan resident, he may As of last week, Nowak said, the office had received
GSL ap- then apply through the State Direct Student Loan 663 GSL applications.
ht weeks, (SDSL) Program. Currently, it is not clear how much "Students should get their applications in im-
money will be available through the SDSL program mediately," Nowak urged. Although there is no of-
the office because of Michigan's troubled economy. ficial deadline by which an application must be tur-
e guaran- If an out-of-state student is refused a loan from a ned in, the office does establish processing priority
Michigan commercial lender, that student may apply for a loan deadlines.
le for ap- from United Student Aid Funds (USAF), Inc., a Students have a "good chance" of receiving their
n lenders, University-affiliated lending group. loan if they have turned in their application by the
SOME 71 percent of the loans processed by the of- Oct. 30 deadline, Nowak said.
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"wasted on conventional and nuclear
SOVIET MEDIA regularly report
western opinion polls showing sen-
timent against nuclear weapons. But
the Kremlin does not release similar in-
formation on the Soviet Union.
A book issued this spring, "The
Danger of Nuclear War," gave detailed
medical data on the U.S. atomic bom-
bings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the
close of World War II.
The book and its principal author,
heart specialist Yevgeny Chazov, have
been widely quoted by Soviet media.
Neither the book nor the Soviet press,
however, speculated on the possible
destruction of Moscow, Leningrad or
other major cities in a nuclear
Brezhnev's personal doctor, is
emerging as a key figure in the "Soviet
peace movement," due largely to his
role as founder of "International
Physicians for the Prevention of
The group includes prominent doc-
tors from a number of western coun-
Chazov's book, subtitled "A
Physician's Viewpoint," referred
repeatedly to "western militarist cir-
cles" who, it said, "readily resort to
nuclear blackmail to achieve their
political ends and gain unilateral ad-
The closest Chazov's book came to
admitting the destructive potential of
the Soviet nuclear arsenal was the ob-
servation that "experts estimate that
the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. have enough
on arms role
weapons, taken together, to kill all
living things on earth many times
President Reagan has asserted,
however, that the Kremlin has 'a
nuclear edge over the United States,
andtcouldhuse it to gain first striketad-
vantage. Other Americans claim that
the Soviet Union has plans that would
enable it to survive a nuclear exchange.
Elementary civil defense posters are
displayed in some public buildings, and
sold in military book stores, instructing
people to hide under desks in the event
Little is said, though, of reported
Soviet plans to evacuate people and in-
dustry from cities. Government of-
ficials refuse to discuss their civil
defense plans with foreign correspon-
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