Atchison Daily Globe (Newspaper) - August 4, 1977, Atchison, Kansas
Time Of Reckoning For Student Deadbeats
The bill collectors are out looking for thousands of young Americans who in recent years have skipped out on repayment of federally backed student loans.
The Office of Education (OE) after years of delay is making a drive to collect some of the more than $750 million overdue from student borrowers
A new federal law is being invoked in an attempt to curb the increasingly frequent use of bankruptcy as a privileged sanctuary to avoid debt repayment.
Targets of the drive are delinquent borrowers in the two major types of student loans with federal support.
One is the guaranteed-student-loan category operated through banks and other private lenders and fully backed by federal money Defaults in this 10-year-old program stand at about $600 million, out of $9 5 billion in total loans
In the direct-student-loan program, the Government puts up 90 per cent of a revolving fund operated by schools in making loans to students The fund stands at $3 6 billion currently.
Delinquencies in direct loans amount to $151 million When the fund is liquidated, the taxpayers will have to foot the bill for the remaining deficit.
But it looks like the time of reckoning for student deadbeats has arrived -- and politicians in Washington have let taxpayers get stung again.
No matter what else you do to him, don’t try to make a congressman pav to park his car on Capitol Hill
That seems to be the lesson learned the other day by Sen Gary Hart (D.-Colo ).
Hart, forgetting that rank has its privileges, proposed that henceforth all House members, senators, staff assistants and newsmen who share 8,563 free parking spaces near the Capitol should pay a fee ranging from $10 to $50 a month
As expected, the Senate promptly tabled the motion by a vote of 66 to 28, which means it may be reconsidered in the 21st century or when hell freezes over, which ever comes first.
Hart’s idea made sense, of course. Why should congressional aides and newsmen park free? Why don’t they use buses or the subways like anybody else? Or pay a parking fee like other folks?
Maybe the answer is -- not if you can charge it to the taxpayers and get away with it.
The meekest woman in the world, one who speaks of her husband as “he” and who almost crawls when he is around, becomes a roaring lion when the doctor tells her to give him a dose of medicine.
If there is whipped cream on almost any old thing on the table, the average girl is apt to think that all the requirements for a so-called “dainty” luncheon have been met.
W'hen people with dimples smile a good deal, it does not mean they are good natured or amused.
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By JACK ANDERSON and LKS WHITTEN Washington -- Confidential documents smuggled to us from inside the maximum security penitentiary at Atlanta prove that, despite the high walls and the celibate life behind them, love can still conquer all.
The love story from Atlanta is not written in the language of a Shakespearean sonnet It is related, rather, in turgid Justice Department prose Yet it has its Romeo and Juliet overtones The story is told in a confidential “incident report,” which begins dryly: ‘‘On
Monday, June 27, 1977, it was brought to (the authorities’) attention that information had recently been received which indicated that inmate Farrell Kirk No 96321-131 married one Marcella Brocket! in the institution visiting room on or about January 24,1977 ”
'This was strictly against the rules; inmates simply aren’t married or given in marriage in federal prisons. Or to put it in Justice Department language, the reported mairiage was “in violation of institution policy statement A-7300.70.”
Aroused over such an irregularity, the authorities began an investigation which, according to the official account, “involved contact with the probate court in Bingo, Georgia. Officials of this court verified the existence of a marriage certificate, .bearing the names of Farrell Kirk and Marcella Brockets with the Rev. James Callahan officiating.”
'This succinct if unromantic account of the wedding of Marcella and Farrell omits the spicy details. Not mentioned is the story of how the intrepid couple arranged the ceremony and kept it secret, all behind prison bars Nor does the official version describe what vicisitudes they face in the future.
So tranquil was the nuptial ceremony that prison officials didn’t discover it had happened for six months The officiating reverend, it turns out, was also an inmate and, therefore, handy for the occasion Marcella ingenioasly had the marriage document legalized in court; then she sneaked it into the visiting room And there, right under the noses of the prison guards, the couple was made one.
Almost. The disapproving federal government is now claiming the marriage is null and void The probate court judge, on the other hand, assured our reporter Tom Rosenstiel that the marriage certificate is quite legal.
The true test of legality will have to wait until Marcella and Farrell apply for legal benefits as married persons Hut this isn’t their only problem. 'Hie ■ prison has no intention of allowing conjugal visits, so the honeymoon will have to be postponed until September, 1980, when Farrell finishes his sentence for violating parole on a burglary rap.
COUPONS, COUPONS In case the United States is hit by another fuel crisis, President (’arter would rather impose gas rationing upon the public, say insiders, than let motorists fight for gas in chaotic pump lines.
He has even inherited 4.2 billion rationing coupons, which the Federal Energy Office printed three years ago. Hut this enormous stack of coupons, which are stored at a secret military installation out West, may not In* useable Distraught officials have discovered that the coupons, with only slight modification, will give change for a dollar in money vending machines. Hundreds of thousands of these money changing contraptions are located across the country in laundromats, airports, amusement arcades and other establishments.
Thus the embarrassed officials apparently have a lot of colorful but worthless coupons on their hands This is, it turns out, a multi-billion-dollar embarrassment. It cost the taxpayers about $11 million to print all those coupons. Nor is it cheap to store 4.2 billion ration tickets, although the precise figures are unavailable for storing and guarding them They were rushed off the printing press during the worst days of the Arab oil embargo, as the government prepared to resort to emergency rationing. Hut the crisis ended before the coupons were ready.
Ex President Gerald Ford’s energy advisers studied rationing last year but weren’t satisfied with the findings. Congress had ordered his administration to submit a report on rationing. The report, however, was never presented.
The White House blamed bureaucratic delays Hut our
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
Your birthday today:
'The fresh starts you make this year do not involve any return to earlier points. They require full understanding of exactly where you now are, st) you can begin anew, work up from resources that ure currently adrift. Creative powers arise where none were apparent before. Relationships progress swiftly. Today’s natives are impulsive, mystical, take calculated risks, have their own way of figuring probabilities. Those born this year will In* a bit lazy, need prodding.
Aries |March 21-April 19): Find neat, precise cut-off points for dwindling activities. Invest a bit in equipment to make work easier. “Bad news’’ turns into a slowly realized blessing.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): Be stubborn as you like as long as you sustain a pattern that has proven successful. By bravely facing up to your problems, you escape to a freer existence.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): Life has an added flip, touch of humor. Just don’t try for UM) much, rush Uh) furiously. Evening produces noncommercial rewards, esthetic satisfactions.
Cancer |June 21-July 22): This is the last lull prior to a virtual storm. Secure good financial conditions. End negotiations, though told to hold out for better offers. Party tonight.
Leo |July 23-Aug. 22): In self-promotion, don’t overstate your case or make promises you can’t redeem if
circumstances change. They soon may. But work in shape to stand inspection.
Virgo | Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What seemed finished is anything hut. Avoid cutting corners. Rebuild inner health. Bt* tolerant of those who are different or hold contrary opinions.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Control any urge to parlay existing positive results into a major coup. Bull out or sell, consolidate or confirm what you have while ahead. Hang onto it.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stress your inherent qualities, creativity. Make up a few samples, show them around where it counts. Beware loss of an artistic or literary property.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-I)ec. 21): Its a fine art to judge how much to ask, where to stop. 'Tomorrow is too late, a new dispensation. Set goals just for today, future options left open.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can see people’s reasoning, adjust yours to take advantage. Long-hidden items crop up: some you reclaim, some new to you are of mixed quality, value.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Work hard! Today’s results will he with you always, involve entities higher than material gain. A windfall, winnings in ready cash are also possible.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 201: Concentrate on here and now, not distant future situations. You cannot avoid the personal touch, so make it positive. Break an old, annoying habit.
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4 ATCHISON GLOBE
Thursday August 4, 1977
40 YEARS AGO
The Globe, August 1937
Kansas was the subject of an article in the August Geographic magazine In the article, K W Howe of Atchison was quoted as saying: “It takes more than ‘hoppers, drought and cyclones to kill a Kansan I’ve watched this state develop for 60 years We moved west in a covered wagon from Indiana My father was a preacher so we always camped along the road over Sunday. Often we d stop in a stream to soak our tires-that was pioneer tire trouble You ask if Kansas is improving Our machines are, our roads, communications and so forth, but I don’t see much change in the behavior of the people.”
Frankie and Jimmie Heili were visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs August Haegelin, sr., and other relatives here, while their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Heili. Peoria, 111., were getting used to a new daughter, born July 30
John H. Brown, one of Atchison’s oldest and best known residents, said the pony which the parishioners of St Patrick’s church gave in 1862 to Father Augustine, their founder, was later in the Brown family for more than 20 years after Father Augustine got too heavy for the pony.
An early day Atchison settler, John Bruns, 82, retired farmer of the Farmington community, died in a Topeka hospital where he had been a patient for 30 years Born in a German colony on the Volga river in Russia, he had emigrated to Atchison county in 1876
own sources insist that the Ford administration simply couldn’t decide what to do about rationing.
The Carter crowd, meanwhile, favors rationing but doesn’t know what to do with the questionable coupons. No final decision has been reached, an energy official told us, whether to keep them or dispose of them.
He suggested hopefully that the coupons would be more valuable for purchasing gas than changing into money But theoretically at least, $11 million worth of coupons could be transformed in money-vending machines into $4.2 billion.
Confessed one insider: “I
don’t see how we can use those coupons.”
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Visiting their grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Francis Heili, 1340 North Second street, this week are Paige Heili, Huntington Beach, Calif, and Andrew and Timothy Heili, Kansas City, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bidding, Cincinnati, were recent visitors of his mother, Mrs. Katherine Bidding, and brother, Ralph Bidding, route I. They also visited his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bidding, 1302 Kearney street, and his sister, Mrs. Ruth Watson, 617 North Second street.
The 20th annual Antique Steam Engine Show and Threshing Bee will begin tomorrow at McLouth and continue through Sunday. McLouth Kiwanians will serve meals daily, and a parade will begin at 2 p.m. each day. Indian dancers will perform tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p m. and church services will be held Sunday, IO a rn. Other activities include a square dance group Saturday evening, a pony pull at 3 p m Saturday, and a tractor pull at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be pony rides, airplane rides, antique autos, flea market and many other features, according to Kiwanians.
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Athletes And Asthma
By Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D.
DEAR DR. LAMB - Our son is 6 years old and is starting school this year I don't want to be a worried mother but he has asthma and I'm afraid that he will be too active and cause an attack His father wants him to be active and hopes he will be a good athlete and is always trying to encourage him to get interested in sports That would be fine if he didn’t have asthma but the fact is he does and he can’t be an athlete and have that kind of problem We have had several arguments about this He claims David will outgrow it and I claim that if and when he does will be the right time for sports and not until then What do you suggest in this situation9 Can he play with the other children? Will he be able to run and exercise7 I want him to grow up as a normal boy but I don't want to do anything that will hurt him either.
DEAR READER - This question often comes up when an asthmatic child starts to school It is true that exercise can help set off an asthmatic attack. It is also true that some of the outstanding personalities in sports have been asthmatics In the 1972 Olympics. five medalwinners were asthmatics.
You may remember that Rick DeMont won a gold medal for swimming but was disqualified because he had taken medicine to prevent an asthmatic attack before the race. Many asthmatics participate in sports There are two approaches in preventing an asthma attack, the use of medicines that prevent it or limiting the physical activity to short bursts of exertion It usually takes more than two or three minutes of vigorous exercise to induce the attack. This means that baseball is an ideal sport. Why? Because the duration of peak physical activity is limited Even hitting a home run represents a short time to run the bases. By resting between exercise peaks the exercise won t be harmful.
Games of skill that involve short periods of exercise are fine Your son could probably do calisthenics as long as he does them only for a short time and then rests before going on to the next set of exercises That is a better way to exercise anyway. In this way he can do the exercises that he needs to develop a healthy body as he grows up.
Long distance running or any sport that requires prolonged physical exertion is not a good choice for the asthmatic.
I am sending you The Health Letter 8-6, Asthma to give you more details about this, including newer medicines that are being used to prevent asthmatic attacks, which can be taken before exertion. Others who want this
information can send 50 cents with a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope for it.
You should be sure that the teacher — particularly when your boy starts taking physical education classes — his doctor and both you and your husband understand the situation You will need to function together as a team Your boy deserves an oppor tunity to develop himself just as much as the boy who has no problem
And I hope that he will outgrow it. About half of the children with asthma do not have it as adults Only five to IO per cent have severe asthma as adults and these are usually the ones who also have eczema as a child.
(Dr. Lamb will answer representative letters of general interest in his column )
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Rev. and Mrs. Bob Hazelwood, Nortonville, will be having as guests this weekend their daughters and families, Mr and Mrs Wayne Waits and Chad Alan, Miami, Okla , and Mr and Mrs. Jerry Schenck, and Misty Ann, Independence, Has.
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