Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 8, 1971 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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Requests accepted for student loans next term at SIU Alton Evening Telegraph Friday, January 8, 1971 A-7 EDWARDSVILLE — The Student Work and Financial Assistance office at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville is now accepting applications for student loans for spring quarter, according to Walter Mehl, director. The deadline for applications for most spring quarter financial aid is Jan. 15. Most of the loan funds available for this academic year have been awarded to students now enrolled. However, a limited number of federal and independent loans will be made for spring quarter. Students who wish to apply for a national defense student loan, a federal nursing loan, or a Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) loan for the spring quarter are urged to make application and send their ACT family financial statement by Jan. 15. Mehl said 480 students have been granted national defense student loans for this year totaling $257,996. In addition, 144 students have received educational opportunity grants totalling $56,474 ( Almost 1,200 students oili campus are receiving Illinoiii state scholarships and grantis and another 900 have tuitioii waivers. In two of the newel- programs, 18 students havl; been granted federal nursing loans and scholarships valued at $3,368, and eight student^ have been granted La\V Enforcement Educatioji Program loans anil scholarships totalling $4,500. A total of 530 students have received Illinois guaranteed loans totalling $572,803 through banks and loah companies. Applications for these loans may be made by full-time students at the Student Work and Financial Assistance office in the General Office BuildimJ, Room 0214. Trumpeter dies MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) -i- Fred "Fuzzy" Farrar, 77, who had played trumpet with the Dorsey brothers and RuSs Morgan, died Wednesday. Army spying just bumbling By Ray Cromlcy National picture Rural carrier retires Rain is forecast Friday for the Gulf coast and South and Northwest. Snow flurries are expected in the Rockies and Middle Atlantic states. Warmer weather is expected in the Midwest. (AP Wirephoto) CARLINVILLE — John Hoelting has retired from his position as rural carrier at the Carlinville post office after 26 years and 2 months of service. He started his career in the postal service Oct. 10, 1944, as postmaster. He served as postmaster until Oct. 10, 1951, when he transferred to rural carrier, filling the vacancy created when the late Adam J. Shaefer retired. Author dies NEW YORK (AP) - Eric Hodgins, 71, former publisher of Fortune magazine and vice president of Time Inc., died Thursday. Alton and vicinity — Partly cloudy today. Highs 35 to 40. Winds southerly 8 to 15 m . p . h . Continued partly cloudy tonight and Saturday Lows tonight in the 20s. Winds southerly 15 to 20 m.p.h. Highs Saturday in the mid 40s. WASHINGTON — How the Army got into the business of collecting "intelligence" information on some American civilians (however briefly and sloppily) is an interesting story in bureaucratic bumbling. It will be recalled that sometime back, with the flareup of big-city riots, the Department of Defense was ordered to prepare itself to step in quickly to aid local civilian authorities when these local civilians certified the situation in their city was out of hand or about to get out of hand. (Troops were to be sent only on 4he call of a state governor and on the order of the President of the United States.) Handling big-city rioting was basically a new problem for the Army. The major experience it has had in such operations in recent history has been in \varlimr military o c c u p a t i o ri s of captured areas. Army officers in charge of this new operation therefore did not r'ghtly know what to do to prepare themselves. But they had orders to be ready. In situations like this, the Army organization responsible tells its intelligence units to 'get to work. Intelligence did. It began by collecting all the physical data that might be useful — the street plans of all major cities, the location of stragetic points (the city hall, the water works, police headquarters, radio stations and on and on and on). Because the Army did not know what it wanted exactly or what kind of riots it would be dealing with, it collected information with a great deal of vigor but not much selectivity. Now obviously a riot involves people. And standard order of battle intelligence procedure calls for a complete list, of what are called "personalities" — the leaders among those you are likely to be up against in any military operation. Therefore the intelligence men began collecting information on people so that the Army would know whom it was facing in case it was called in on a riot. But the Army had very little data on what kind of people it would be dealing with in these future possible riots. For this reason, there was pretty sloppy collecting. At times, the operation was like a giant vacuum cleaner, picking up anything which might be remotely useful. It had been noted that some riots were led by men who said they were protesting the Vietnam war. Some of the intelligence men, therefore, began collecting information on some of these protesters (not because they objected to the war, but because — based on recent experience, it seemed to some Army men that these protesters might likely be involved in future riots which Army troops might be called on to police). When a vacumu cleaner- type operation of Ihfe nature gets started, it is difficult to know what will happen. Perhaps the Army should have collected no information at all on people. But it is hard to tell a military unit ft must police a riot but that it is forbidden to know whom it is policing. 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