Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 26, 1974 · Page 106
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 106

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 26, 1974
Page 106
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Jemfw Rennie Davis, 33-year-old former anti-war guru, has traveled the campus lecture circuit this year preaching a new cause--the inner peace of Maharaj Ji, the 16- year-old leader of the Divine Light Mission. Students who once heeded Davis' call to "turn the sons and daughters of the ruling class into the Viet Cong" are no longer listening to such revolutionary cant. Some weeks ago, Davis, shorthaired and neatly groomed, spoke at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Midway through his description of the music he hears and the'visions he experiences in his new sense of consciousness, one student got up and said: "Man, I saw you in D.C. and Maryland. I thought you were bent out of shape then, especially when you said you'd shut down the city... but man, you're really bent out of shape now." Such reactions have been typical to Rennie Davis' latest exercise in proselytizing. in the last 10 yean about 7500 college graduates have declared bankruptcy, wiping dean the student, loans that permitted them to go through college in the first place. Last year a physician graduated from Stanford University, filed for bankruptcy, feting as liabilities some$10,000in educational debts. The univenity contended that the one-time student had never intended to repay the bans when he first applied for them, that bankruptcy was his original, long-term intention. The court ruled hi the student's favor. The rising student bankruptcy rate is revealed in the following statistics: From 1968 to 19711120 student bankruptcies were filed, for 1972 the same round figures held true. In 1973 around 2000 students de- With Touth by P*mela Swift dared bankruptcy, and thus far this year the number is above 1300. With large educational debts and no assets, college students find it relatively easy to file for bankruptcy. They fill out a form, listing liabilities and assets. They appear before a judge, and unless a creditor showsjip to argue against the bankruptcy, the judge generally grants H. Although the number of students currently filing for bankruptcy is less than one percent of those who have borrowed from the federally guaranteed loan programs which got underway in- 1965, many college administrators are fearful that if the bankruptcy trend continues, it might well en- danger the entire student loan program. They are, therefore, retaliating in various ways-fay withholding transcripts and other pertinent information and by denying enrollment to bankrupts unfesslhey sign new notes agreeing to compensate forpastdebfs. According to Jay Evans, president of the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, more than 90 percent of today's coNege graduates could petition for bankruptcy if they so desired, largely because their liabilities exceed their assets. The fact that only a small fraction have petitioned for bankruptcy is indkative of their bask honesty and integrity. rtTW IOGDANOVICH AND CYMLL SHBTHBtD Cybill Shepherd, the 26-year- old model turned-actress, has been making movies--Daisy Miller, The Last Picture Show--with director-boyfriend Peter Bogdanovich, 35. Now they're making music together--literally. She has recorded an album of Cole Porter songs, with the racy, unexpurgated lyrics, called "Cybill Does It... To Cole Porter." Uke her movies, it was produced and directed by Bogdanovich. Daisy Miller, Bogdanovich's just-released film starring Miss Shepherd, is based on Henry James* novel about an American girl in Rome in the 19th century. It also stars Barry Brown, Mildred Natwick, Cloris Leachman and Eileen Brennan. The gross for Bogdanovich's recent films, Paper Moon, What's Up Doc? and The Last Picture Show, is approaching $60 million, .- -according to industry figures. *m^ y^m : ^f^^M^^^ 9 With bikini season just around the corner, flow's the time to start shaping up and slimming down. And vigorous daily exercise is probably just what you need. What about all that exercise during your period? No problem at all. In fact, exercise can be a good thing to help relieve menstrual cramps. And Tampax tampons can be a good way to take your mind off your period altogether. Tampax tampons are worn internal^ so they won't interfere with movement You can exercise all you want, be as active as ever. And internal protection means you can go swimming. So before summer arrives, be sure to shape up and stock up on Tampax tampons. You can depend on them in the days ahead. »QW UHTP Wf Mltt-IOitC OF I MADE ONLY BT TAMPAX INCORPORATED, PALMER, MASS.

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