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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, May 29, 1982-Page 5

Pope makes
historic visit
to Britain

LONDON (AP) - The first pope to
step on British shores paid a historic
visit yesterday to Queen Elizabeth II,
defender of the faith that broke away
from Rome more than four centuries
sgo.
Pope John Paul II and the queen
talked for a half hour in the 1844 room
on the ground floor of the palace. It was
a less formal setting than the upstairs
chambers whereieads of state usually
are greeted.
NEITHER palace nor Vatican
spokesmen revealed the nature of their
conversation, which ran 10 minutes
longer than scheduled, but stresses it
was "entirely private," meaning there
was no one else in the room.
Scuffling broke out during the pope's
arrival at Victoria Station when spec-
tators tried to grab anti-pope placards
from the hands of Protestant demon-
strators. Police said 17 people were
arrested.
Authorities said 13 of those arrested
at the central London train station were
from Northern Ireland - including a
AP Photo half dozen clergymen followers of the
Rev. Ian Paisley, a militant leader of
POPE JOHN PAUL II is greeted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace the war-torn province's Protestants.
yesterday at the start of his six-day visit to Brtain. Paisley identified the six as ministers
of his Free Presbyterian Church.

PROTESTANT extremists have
vowed to demonstrate against the pope
in the nine cities on his itinerary.
John Paul arrived at Victoria on
British Rail's royal train from Gatwick
Airport, 30 miles south of London.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
took the train on the first leg of their
honeymoon last year.
The pontiff embarked on his historic
six-day tour of this Protestant nation
with a plea for Christian unity, and
prayers for peace in the Falkland
Islands.
HIS VISIT is a long-planned step
towards reunification of the Roman and
English churches after 450 years.
As the 62-year-old pope left Victoria
Station, a group of demonstrators
waved placards reading, "jesus Saves,
Rome Enslaves," "Pope John Paul,
Anti-Christ," and "Calvary not
Papery."
There were howls of disapproval,
boos and jeers from spectators in the
crowd. After the bullet-proof
"popemobile" had passed, several
spectators tried to grab the placards,
sparking a bried scuffle.
London bobbies broke it up and led
several men away down the center of
the road.

'Financial aid blues' hit students

From United Press International
Greenery exploded as the long winter
vanished over tumbling Midwest farm
country, and University of Iowa studen-.
ts in the thick of their annual cramfor
exams battled bouts of illness. But this
year, spring fever was only part of the
malady.
A university psychologist put his
thumb on the pulse of the student body
and diagnosed the ailment as "financial
aid blues."
THE NUMBER OF students seeking
help at the university's counseling ser-
vice rose 35 percent over the previous
year, and an informal survey showed
money-related problems played a
major part in the increase, said
psychologist Ron May.
"It used to be that most students were
worried about making it academically.
Now they are worried about financial
considerations," he said. "There used
to be lots of places to get money.
"The problem was deciding what you
wanted to do and how to do it. That's all
changed now."
TO THAT, an estimated 6 million
college students currently on federal
financial aid would sadly say amen.
Tuition, room and board costs are about
to take their annual hike from ranges

'It used. to be that most students were worried
about making it academically. Now they are,
worried about financial considerations. '
-Ron May, psychologist

upwards to $4,000 at state universities
to $11,000 at some private schools.
In addition, the Reagan ad-
ministration has proposed that student
aid be cut to $7.7 billion by 1984 from the
$14.3 billion federal aid package this
year. The up-front borrowing fee for
receiving low interest student loans
would double, and criteria would stiffen
for families allowed them.
An estimated 1 million students
would be dropped from the Guaranteed
Student Loan program alone if the ad-
ministration gets its way, a House
Budget Committee said.
ALL OF THIS translates to an
equation of hard choices and belt-
tightening for Midwest high school
seniors and their families, students
already in the thick of their higher
education plunge, and institutions
struggling to survive the recession and
to cope with changes in student atten-
dance patterns.

Students seem to be staying closer to
home; more are working part-time jobs
to help finance their education and a
dearth of summer jobs is a nagging
worry. Some state universities are
being hit with an influx of students as
the nation's unemployment rate soared
in April to a post World War II high of
9.4 percent.
Among the small colleges feeling the
pinch of the Reagan administration is
tiny Eureka College in central Illinois,
whose most prominent alumnus is the
president himself. The administration's
cuts-and proposals for more-have
taken a psychological toll on the school.
Only 439 students enrolled last Septem-
ber, down from the usual 450. By mid-
term, 40 had packed their bags and left.
ENROLLMENT IS projected at 420
for next September.
"A greater number do not return
because of fears of what is coming
down the road," said George Hearne,

dean of college relations. "They think,
'If I won't have the money later, maybe
I should be making plans now.' "
Eureka students will pay $6,450 next
year for tuition, room and
board-nearly $2,000 more than the cost
for students opting to attend their state
university. But even at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, where tuition
will increase nearly $40 to $561 a
semester for in-state students next fall,
administrators say students and their
families will feel the squeeze.
"WE PERPETUATE the myth that
someone can work their way through
school by working part time," said Paul
Ginsberg, dean of students. "It's no
longer possible. If you sit down with
pencil and paper and figure even if a
student earns $4 an hour, works 10 to 25
hours a week for 15 to 16 weeks, it
doesn't come up to tuition, room and
board."
Adrienne Onofori, a freshman
student in journalism at Northwestern
University, where tuition and living
costs will soar to $11,302 next fall, is
scrambling for an elusive summer job
near her hometown of Blauvelt, N.Y.
The prospects at this point do not look
bright for Onofri, whose father is a
See FINANCIAL, Page 10

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