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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 20
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 26, 1975
.S. official slams local dope law
" }Claims city drug abuse provoked bust
A Detroit cabbie startled four British visitors to
the Motor City by shooting out two tires on a
rival's cab because he felt he should have gotten
the fare. The trigger-happy hack worked for
Checker Cab Company. He was fired immediately
after he fired. The fare involved was $14 plus tip
for carrying four British newspaper executives
from downtown Detroit to a printing plant in Ster-
ling'Heights - some 20 miles away. Hmmm.
Detroit Edison, your friendly power company,
should lower its rates by $52 million, according to a
study done by a Washington public utility consult-
ant. The Michigan Public Service Commission has
proposed a $105 million rate increase for the com-
pany, after it requested an -unprecedented $178
million hike. Whether the MPSC will follow the
consultant's recommendation is unclear. But we
can always hope.
Happenings .. .
. . . lead off with the day-long Michigan Con-
ference on Persons with Handicaps in Lansing. It
gets underway at 9 a.m. . . . at 2:30 p.m. in the
League's Henderson Rm. Aggrey Nyongo will
speakon public health issues in Afrca . . . from
7 p.m.-10 p.m. in Waterman Gym the International
Center will sponsor an activity night for interna-
tional students and their guests . . . "Economic
Depression and the Class Struggle" a forum spon-
sored by the Spartacus Youth League will begin
at 7:30 p.m. . . . at 8 p.m. the Ann Arbor Libertar-
ian League hosts a speech by Gerry Wolke on
"Egalitarianism: A Social Disease" at 1015 E.
University St. . . . As part of Africa Week there
will be a presentation of African music at 9 p.m.
in the Residential College Aud., E, Quad.
Hold the pickle?
Australia yesterday claimed the world's record
for the biggest hamburger in captivity with an
1,100-pound mother that led the parade at the 1975
Perth Royal Show. The burger measured 28 feet
around - double the size of the previous record
holder which was made in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The Aussie creation contained 748 pounds of beef
and flour from a ton and a half of wheat. One
wag pointed out that a cheeseburger would have
been even more appetizing.
Only in D.C.
Some 240 Washington taxpayers claimed $2,65
million in farm losses in 1973 even though the Dis-
trict of Columbia, a city filled with monuments
and malls, has no land designated or assessed as
tillable, the Internal Revenue Service reported yes-
terday. This rather curious set of circumstances
prompted Congressman Charles Vanik (D-Ohio) to
wonder whether there are a number of unsuccess-
ful truck farms atop the Watergate penthouses or
perhaps money-losing agricultural conglomerates
based in the windowboxes of the high rise apart-
ments along Connecticut Avenue. Actually, the
answer is that there are 240 absentee owners of
farmland elsewhere in the country living in Wash-
Earl and Lucille Hansen of Glen Gardner, N.J.
have been rebuffed in their efforts to sponsor two
more Vietnamese refugees because they run a
nudist colony. They applied to help two South Viet-
namese citizens and were allowed to sponsor them
last July. "It worked out so well, Earl and I de-
cided to sponsor two more. But when the place-
ment agency found out we ran a nudist colony it
refused," Lucille said. "I really don't understand
it. I didn't feel we had anything to hide."
Former President Richard Nixon has some
friends in Salt Lake City who care about his pri-
vacy. They stole an Fight-foot poster of Nixon from
a display case at a theater promoting the satirical
film "The Faking of the President, 1974." The
thieves left this note in the case: "You put it up,
we take it down. Leave the poor guy alone. Let
him rest in misery."
On the inside .. .
. Steve Stojic writes about "Keeping up with
the Politburo" on the editorial page . . . Arts
Page features the Cinema Weekend, with all the
dope on flicks in town . . . Ed Lange takes a look
at the upcoming Baylor-Michigan game.
By JIM TOBIN
A federal narcotics officer provoked a
controversy among community leaders yes-
terday by blaming a "permissive atti-
tude" for wide-scale abuse of hard drugs
in the city.
The statement, made at a press con-
ference with city P o li c e Chief Walter
Krasny at City Hall, came in the wake of
Wednesday's series of narcotics raids in
which 36 people were arrested and more
than $4 million worth of heroin, cocaine,
hashish, and other drugs were confiscated.
OFFICIALS called the city-based opera-
'tion "a drug supply center for seven states,
with sources in Mexico, Jamaica, and
Canada." The massive bust climaxed a
summer-long investigation by federal, state,
and local officials.
One University student and two University
employes were arrested in connection with
Theodore Vernier, regional director of the
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), a branch
of the U.S. Department of Justice, called,
"the streets, cafes, and student housing
facilities (of the city) a virtual supermarket
for heroin, cocaine, hashish, marijuana,"
and other drugs.
MAYOR Albert Wheeler called that state-
ment "an affront to the city of Ann Arbor,"
and termed the press release "propaganda
and a maligning of this community. I re-
sent it being made by someone who doesn't
live in this city and I resent the fact that
it carries the co-signature of our own
Chief of Police."
Wheeler complained that he had no
prior knowledege whatsoever of the in-
Vernier told reporters, "In my view, it
(the raid) demonstrates what can happen
to a community when they become tolerant
of drug abuse."
THE PRESS release signed by Vernier
and Krasny connected hard drug abuse in
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WAS H IN G T ON (A1
-- The FBI conducted hun-
dreds of illegal break-ins
against "domestic subver-
sive targets" over a 26-
year period ending in 1968,
the chairman of the Sen-
ate Intelligence Committee
supplied to the committee
by the FBI, Sen. Frank
Church, (D-Idaho), said
there were 238 break-ins
conducted against 14 "do-
mestic subversive targets"
from 1942 to 1968 and
''numerous entries" against
three other similar targets
from 1952 to 1966.
CHARLES Brennan, former
head of the FBI's Domestic In-
telligence Division, testified
thatathe FBI's use of break-ins
.<} as an intelligence - gathering
tool began to die out in the
Brennan said it was his opin-
ion that the practice was cur-
tailed as a result of increased
emphasis on organized crime
and civil rights, and of the late
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoov-
er's fear of creating an em-
barrassing incident which
could give critics a chance to
demand his resignation as he
neared the mandatory retire-
However, Brennan also said
under oath that during the late
1960's, White House pressure
forced the FBI into resuming
the admittedly illegal break-ins
in an effort to determine if a
foreign communist influence
was behind domestic unrest.
THE FBI was "continually
being pressured by both the
Johnson and Nixon administra-
tions . . . as to whether there
might be finances f r o m
abroad," Brennan testified. He
added that the bureau was un-
able to uncover evidence of any
financial link between Ameri-
can protest groups and com-
minist groups abroad.
"I think that's exactly the
point," Sen. Walter Mondale
(D-Minn.), said. "What do we
do in the future to make sure
presidents don't use these sec-
ret agencies to carry out their
Neither Brennan nor, Church
gave any specific instances of
break-ins nor was it entirely
clear what the phrase "domes-
tic subversive targets" meant.
H O W E V E R, at one point
Brennan said the break-ins he'
was aware of were conducted
against "organizations taking
directions from foreign pow-
FBI Director Clarence Kel-
lev has previously acknowl-
edged the existence of such
break - ins, including some
which happened after 1966 when
the practice was officially ter-
However, the figures released
by Church provided the first in-
dication of the scope of
these so - called "black bag"
A COPY of a July 1966 inter-
nql FBI memo introduced as
evidence stated that "we db not
obtain authorization for 'black
bag' jobs from outside the bu-
reau." The memo also ack-
nowledged that "such a tech-
nique involved trespass and is
Meanwhile, the Senate panel
is planning to hold public hear-
ings next month on the Central
Intelligence Agency's mail-
opening program as a result
of the disclosure Wednesday
that the agency opened the
mail of some prominent Ameri-
cans, including a letter to Ri-
chard Nixon before he became
The CIA's mail - surveillance
program, which operated 'from
1952 to 1973, also intercepted
letters to or from Een. Edward
Kennedy (D-Mass.), Sen., Hu-
bert Humphrey, (D-Minn.), and
Students claim sports
By GLEN ALLERHAND
Assistant University Athletic
Director Donald Lund has vio-
lated regulations by running
a baseball school on the ath-
letic grounds this past summer,
two students have charged in a
letter to President Robben Flem-
In their correspondence to
Fleming, SGC Executive Vice
President David Mitchell and
former Director of Student Or-
ganizations Calvin Luker claim-
ed that "there have been abuses
of the Regents' Facilities Use
Guidelines." They contend that
certain rental procedures by
Lund might constitute a viola-
tion of the rules.
"I RENT Fisher Stadium and
charge $30 per week or $50 for
two weeks," said Lund. He
adds that the baseball school
has operated the past several
resident to curtail
WASHINGTON 0P) -- President Ford is heeding widespread
suggestions that he curtail his public appearances and will be
traveling less than had been expected in October.
However, it is not yet known whether Ford will cancel his
scheduled appearance at the Michigan-Michigan State football
game in Lansing on Oct. 11.
PRESIDENTIAL Press Secretary Ron Nessen said yesterday:
"Some of the trips that have been rumored or speculated about
or tentative or reported to be under consideration are not on
the President's schedule."
Asked if security considerations were a factor, Nessen said
he did not know all the reasons involved.
The cutback has been urged by many after two attempts on
the President's life in less than a month.
THE PRE ST)ENT'S scheduled trips, confirmed by Nessen,
now inclide Chicago next Tuesday, Omaha on Wednesday and
Knoxville, Tenn., on Oct. 7.
At vesterd v's White House briefing for reporters, Nessen
first said his office no longer would announce presidential trips
v.ntil nll detvils had been arranged.
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summers for the benefit of local
boys "between eight and 16 or
17" years of age.
Any question of impropriety
hinges on whatever profits Lund
may have made while running
his sports school. The issue of
profits is dealt with in one of
the University regulations cited
by Luker and Mitchell.
The rule states that "charges
. . . in excess of the actual
costs incidental to producing and
conducting events" must go to
charitable organizations, to the
benefit of the University faculty,
students, or staff, or to "Uni-
versity-related purposed of the
sponsoring organization itself."
"THERE'S some profit, of
course," admits Lund.
The guidelines were first draft-
ed last summer by the Execu-
tive Officers to regulate the per-
sonal earnings of student organi-
zations, most notably, several
In defense of Lund, Athletic
Director Donald Canham com-
mented, "You've got the same
thing when a University pro-
fessor tutors a student after
hours for pay."
"THE PROFITS I don't worry
about," Canham added. "Be-
sides, I don't think he made any
profits. And if he did, it's nune
of my business."
Secretary to thesUniversity
Richard Kennedy, asked if the
rules apply to the Athletic De-
nnrtment as well as to rest of
the campus, renlied, "I guess it
would be my feeling that they
would aoply." Kennedv added,
John and his dog Lady strike similar poses as they soak up some of the last rays of sparse
autumn sunshine on the Diag. What better way ,to spend an idle afternoon on campus?
By DAVID WEINBERG
Mayor Albert Wheeler drew sharp criticism
yesterday from Human Rights Party (HRP) and
and GOP leaders, with his veto of their coalition
Community Development Revenue Sharing
But Republicans say that their threatened re-
call drive of the mayor will be "held in abey-
ance" for the time being, although they do plan
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now we have to totally overhaul the whole thing
right from base zero."
City Council Republicans expressed "regret"
and "a genuine sense of outrage" at the veto.
IN A PRINTED statement, Councilman Rob-
ert Henry (R-Third Ward) referred to the
"countless hours" put in by the Citizens Commit-
tee in formulating the CDRS program, and said,
"With one stroke of a pen, Mr. Wheeler has laid