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THE MICOHIGAN DAII Y

Tridpy, Morch 31,, 197.2

Pane Si~ THE MICHIGAN DAILY Frid~y, MercI~ 31 ,~ 1q72

First Ward candidates explain views on local issues

(Continued from Page 1) tion of large numbers of low-in-
Republican Robert Foster but also come units.
from Human Rights Party (HRP) Kirscht defends the Democratic
candidate Jerry DeGrieck. record on housing, and says that
Furthermore, 3,000 new voters the ki-ds of changes the Human
have registered in the ward since Rights Party favors are economic-
last year, many of whom are stu- ally unrealistic.
dents living in the Hill Dormitor- "To advocate the building of
ies and on North Campus. 5,000 low-income housing units is
DeGrieck, a University student simply irresponsible, says Kirscht'
made an unsuccessful race for "because there is no way that lo-
council in the Second Ward last cal government can possibly fi-
year, while Foster, a local attor- nance such large-scale projects."
ney, is making his first entry into The whole question of city fi-
city politics. nances is another area in which a
Foster is in the race largely be- sharp disagreement exists between
cause of his discontent with the I the candidates..
liberal fiscal policies of the Dem- p
ocratic administration. DeGrieck Republican Foster says the city
on heoter an, s dspeaedmust learn to live within its
on the other hand, is displeased means, and as a result, opposes
with what he describes as Kirscht's tax increases at the present time.
lack of active leadership on be- To cut expenditures, Foster rec-
half of his constituents. ommends eliminating the city's
"Kirscht vptes the liberal line bus system and urges adoption of1
on all the issues," DeGrieck says, a curb side system of garbage col-
but he has not initiated programs lection.
for the ward on any major issues."
Because of the large number of { Such a system would require a
tenants who live in rental housing major layoff of city employes.
in the ward, the issue of housing Kirscht supported the recently
is particularly significant to First defeated income tax package as
Ward residents. the best means of alleviating the
Derieck claims that the cur- city's financial problems. He ad-
rent Democratic administration mits that a graduated tax would
has favored landlords at the ex- be preferable but sees little chance
pense of tenants in housing mat-

for the passage of graduated tax less police prosecution of victim-
legislation on the state level. less crimes, and supports the le-
DeGrieck opposed the income galization of marijuana. HoweverI
tax package because he says it he takes exception with the Hu-
would force poor people to pay a man Rights Party's plan for corn-i
larger percentage of their income munity control of police, as he4
than rich people. He says he feels that the council presentlya
would like to see the city lobby has sufficient controls over the
in Lansing for the power to levy department.
steeply graduated taxes. "The entire HRP concept of!
Like all HRP candidatc;,, De- community control is naive," coin-
Grieck strongly criticizes the city's ments Kirscht, "because it as-
present police system. sumes that distinct communities:
DeGrieck suggests a shift away exist in the city. To speak about
from prosecution of victimless one unified black community and:
crimes, particularly those related one unified student community, is
to drugs that are not narcotic, and to deny the realities of the situa-
favors the establishment, of com- tion."{
munity boards to control police Foster also opposes the com-
policies. munity control plan, and is gen-t
The HRP candidate envisions a erally pleased with the perform-
system in which city . residents ance of the police. He does notj
would be able to influence police favor the legalization of mari-
actions in their own neighbor- juana, although ' he advocates a
hoods. reduction in the penalties connect-
Kirscht. also would like to see ed with possession of the drug

Another major issue in the ward
race is the First-Ashley (Packard-
Beakes) bypass, which critics
charge will route thousands of
cars through the Model Cities area
of the ward if enacted. The pro-
posal. which will be on the ballot
as a referendum in Monday's elec-

'Dig-in' set
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for April 1
Saturday, April 1 is the date for
the Second Annual Community
Organic Garden "Dig-In", spon-
sored by the Ecology Center.
Garden manager John ReMs-

SHIRLEY CHISHOLM
and JANE HART
KILL AUDITORIUM
APRIL 1OTH-8:3O P.M.
TICKETS $1.50 AT
* SHIRLEY CHISHOLM FOR PRESI DENT
206 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor
(If by mail, enclose stamped, self-dddressed envelope)
*MICHIGAN UNION

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tion, provides for a street realgin- berg says the garden is off to an
ment to facilitate the movement early start this year, with many
of traffic to downtown Ahn Arbor. plants already begun in seed flats.
Foster is the only candidate of People are needed Saturday to3
the three who supports the plan, prepare seed beds using rototillers;
citing the benefits it would bring Workers are requested to bring
to the downtown business com- their own bowls and spoons. Hot
munity. soup will be furnished free.
Kirscht and DeGrieck base their Work will begin at 9 a.m. and
objections. to the bypass on the continue until 3.
grounds that it will split the black T d
community of the ward. They are The organic garden is at the
also opposed to the whole con- corner of Beal Ave. and Glacier
cept of bringing more cars into Way on North Campus, across
the, heart of the city. from the Computer Center.

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SALE
" Jeans
* Bells
" Flares
X5.00
reg. to $24.00
CHECKMATE
state Street at liberty

Democrats on City Council have started real city programs for all of
these concerns. Some small, some not so small. But with real money and
real plans. Your help is needed to continue.
VOTE FOR REALITY ON APRIL 3
RESEET JACK KIRSCHT

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Because recent attempts to term rTom Burnham a "big landlord"
are completely inaccurate, we feel compelled to let the public know
the truth. Tom Burnham is no more than a student manager of our
building-Park Plaza. He, like many of us, is just trying to work his
way through school . . . Since we have lived in Park Plaza, we want
you to know that Tom is a great manager. He has a sincere interest
in his tenants' needs. We think tenants in this town need a council-
man who has an inside knowledge of tenant problems and has work-
ed to solve them. That's why we are ...
Tenants fOr Burnham

AN OPEN LETTER TO
READERS OF BIKE SHOP ADS
Look, this elf comes up to me ano
says: "Write me an ad for our bike
shop." So I ask hint what it's cal-
d, and hie says it's the TurincBi-
cycle Co op, but it's not in Italy,
it's in chicago and also in Evan-
ston a$ of now. IFine, ? say-what
does it sell? And he tells me it
sells Adidas and Tiger running
shoes, and there's a girl named
Frinnie who will custonwi-ake you
a hat-and, of course, you can buy
a V'cycle, or rent one, too, And
would I put in sometilng that will
keep their Turin-trained expert
mechanics busy? And co tld he
have a cookie?
Please go see what's happening
at either of the three Turin i-
cycle Co-op shops. Get ihis elf off
my back. Running shoes? With
little pointy toes and bells? How
does he keep them in his toeclips?
TURIN

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