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Friday, September 26, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wage Three

Friday, September 26, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

Official calls drug
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the city with "the easing of the
penalty on marijuana (use) in
Ann Arbor (which) followed the
election, in 1972, of the first
student representatives in the
City Council. A year earlier,
18-year-olds and University stu-
dent residents won the right to
vote in a special referendum
which followed several years of
campus demonstrations."
Vernier blamed lack of com-
munity support for police, 'lack
of police funding, soft drug
laws, and a slow, lax judicial
system for the city's drug prob-
lems.
"There'5 no question that the
city of Ann Arbor has a dedi-
cated police force (but) they
lack the tools," he declared.
"Chief Krasny needs the sup-
port of the community and when
he gets that-he already has the
expertise. . .
"WHEN there is a swift, sure
go-to-jail policy there is deter-
rent value (to drug-related
crimes)," he added.
Krasny assailed the city's five-
dollar-fine marijuana law, which
he called "obivously contrary
to state law and federal law,
but it's the mandate of the peo-
ple . . . I live and die by it.
"There was the attitude of
some people that they could
blow pot in a police officer's
face," Krasny went on. "A lot
of people are under the assumrn-
tion that anything goes in Ann
Arbor. It's sort of a challenge
to some people."
KRASNY claimed that liberal
marijuana laws and a large drug
market in the student ponla-
tion draw dealers to Ann Arbor.
"We in the field knew there
was a good possibility in Ann
Arbor (of drug abuse rising to
current levels)," he said. "What
we're concerned a b o u t, of
course, is the hard drugs. What
really bothered us is a dealer
can come in and set up busi-
ness."
Krasny said the University
students "are very easy victims
of drug trafficking because may-
be society said this was the
proper thing to do. Unfortun-
ately it got into hard drug traf-
ficking."
WHEELER and City Council-
woman C a r ol Jones (D-2nd
Ward) bitterly attacked Ver-
nier's and Krasny's statements.
"There is a great controversy
whether the use of marijuana.
leads to the use of hard drugs,"
Wheeler declared.. "That's just
part of the propaganda of peg.
ple who didn't want the mari-
juana law passed here.

"I'm very appreciative and
grateful about it (the raid)," he
added. "I want that clearly un-
derstood. I'm opposed to hard
drugs."
BUT Wheeler voiced strong
objections to suggestions that
city police need further funds.
"What the hell does this offi-
cial know about the budget?"
he asked. "The police depart-
ment gets the largest chunk -. -
in the budget. It's none of his
damn business.-
Asked whether he thought City
Council would consider further
police allocations, Wheeler said,
"Hell, no. At least not on that
basis (of indignation caused by
the raid.) I don't intend to be
caught in some emotional, poli-
tical thing for or against thruf
budget."
CITY Councilman Robert Hen-
ry (R-Third Ward) supported
Vernier and Krasny.
"I absolutely agree with what
was said in that press confer-
ence," he said. "It (large-scale
hard drug abuse) was predicted
two years ago when the bloody
thing (the marijuana fine law)
was passed. They (the police)
took 36 people off the streets
who should have been taken off
the streets and put $4,000,000
worth of poison out of circula-
tion that should have been put
out of circulation."I
Councilwoman Jones said theI
city police "are trying to find
an excuse for their own incom-
petence and unwillingness to en-
force state and local laws" by
criticizing the liberal law and
calling for more funds.
SHE SAID Krasny "by per-
mitting his name to be put on
this document (the press re-
lease) is attacking the right of
the citizens to establish the pol-
icies of their own police depart-
ment."
University president Robben
Fleming said yesterday, "I am
assured by our security and stu-
dent services personnel that
there has never been and is not
now a significant hard drug
problemamong students at the
University."~
Police officials yesterday re-
leased the names of three per-
sons connected with the Univer-
sity who were arrested.
ONE student, Beverly Dear-
ing, 23, of 2025 Huron Parkway,
was arrested in Ypsilanti when
she refused to allow police into
a home where drug suspects
were sought.
Two University employes,
Dale Katapol, 26, a custodian,
and James McNeill, 28, an em-
ploye at the television center,
were arrested in unknown cir-
cumstances.
Also arrested was James
Moscara, 25, a deputy dog-
catcher for the Washtenaw
County Sheriff's Department.

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WASHINGTON (P-House In-
telligence Committee Chairman
Otis Pike said yesterday he
would seek a full House "vote
of confidence" to press the
panel's demands for access to
secret documents.
Pike made his proposal after
the State Department refused to
turn over classified documents
relating to Turkey's invasibn of
Cyprus and disclosed that a gag
order had been imposed on mid-
dle-level State employes.
"IT IS my feeling that the
executive branch is today in
contempt of Congress," The New
York Democrat told his commit-
tee.
Pike postponed committee ac-
tion on his request after ranking
Republican Rep. Robert McClory
of Illinois said President Ford
might offer a compromise today.
Pike said that if the full House
voted confidence in the com-
mittee's demands for secret
information and the Ford ad-
ministration still refused to turn
it over, he would ask for con-
tempt citations.

ASKED IF he might try to
cite President Ford for con-
tempt, Pike replied, "We've got
lots of candidates."
The most likely targst was
C e n t r a l Intelligence Director
William Colby who, ander Ford's
direction, has defied a commit-
tee subpoena for documents on
the 1968 Vietnam Tet offensive.
Ford cut off all secret infor-
mation to the committee nearly
two weeks ago because of its
public disclosure of four words
showing U.S. intelligence eaves-
dropped on Egyptian communi-
cations before the 1973 Mideast
war.
BUT PIKE accused the admin-
istration of seizing o-i the dis-
closure to halt the committee's
hearings on major intelligence
failures.
Committee hearings have dis-
closed U.S. intelligence failed to
predict the 1973 Mideast war,
and have produced an allegation
that the Vietnam Tet offensive
caught U.S. forces by surprise
because of deliberately fals fied
enemy strength figures.

Adding more fuel to the con-
frontation was the gag order by
Secretary of State Henry Kis-
singer. It prohibits State officials
from disclosing options consid-
ered in major policy decisions.
UNDERSECRETARY of State
Lawrence Eagleburger said that
order would stand regardless of
how Ford's cutoff of secrets to
the committee is resolved.
Kissinger's order was harshly
denounced by two committee
members.

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