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ge Eight

1-HE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, October 8, 1975

ge Eight [HE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, October 8, 1973

City drug raids

(Continued from Page 1)
Washington must have been us-
ing inappropriate information to
make the lower estimate.
"I FRANKLY can't account
for the discrepancy because I
don't know what data they had
to compute (with)," Vernier
said.
The Washington official said
his office has the most up-to-
date data in the country with

which to work, and that it pro-
vides the best possible estimate
of the retail value of drugs on
the street.
City Republicans, outraged
over the recently-touted hard
drug abuse in the city, reacted
by calling for the repeal of Ann
Arbor's controversial $5 mari-
juana ordinance.
THE ORDINANCE, passed by
city voters in April, 1974, low-

spark political d
enalty for possession According to councilwoman DEA's motives for the raid,I
n two ounces of the Carol Jones (D-Second Ward), Krasny said, "The drug situa-
$5 fine. the strong political reaction and tion in Ann Arbor was not a
o opposed passage of extensive publicity prompted by spur-of-the-moment detail. There
ice likened the fine to the bust was precisely what the were too many factors loading
rking ticket predict- DEA had hoped for. to Ann Arbor for me to believe4
nn Arbor would be- The DEA is "fighting for its that they (the DEA) zeroed in
'dope capital of the life," said Jones, referring to on this city for their own no-{
as a result of the lib- the agencies recent internal toriety."
problems, a n d Congressional Con Dougherty, the DEA pub-
called a special ses- support for its disbandment be- lie relations official who flbiw to
city council a week cause of ineffectiveness and cor- Ann Arbor from Washington to
rrests, with hopes of ruption. write the controversial press re-

ispute
to the scene and write a re-
lease, but that he himself had
come in at the last minute be-
cause of the sudden death of the
DEA's Midwest public relations'
director.
When asked about Vernier's
comments regarding "pe mis-
siveness" in Ann Arbor and the
adverse affects of student rep-
resentatives in city government,
Dougherty said, "Our regional-
directors have to be responsive
to situations as they detect
them. (They) have autanomy as
far as their opinions go."
mI

The GOP
sion of the
after the a

1Rile announces
bid for Senate seat

placing the city's charter
amendment regarding mari-
juana penalties back on the bal-
lot in April, but lack of Demo-
cratic and Human Rights Party
support killed their efforts.

JONES BELIEVES the DEAJ
used Ann Arbor as a "pawn" to
prove its own effectiveness as
a drug-prevention agency.
"What they (the DEA) did

(Continued from Page 1)
"MUCH of my campaign will
center on steps we must take to
end unemployment and infla-
tion," he told reporters yester-
day.
"We have not been able to'
turn and reflect our attention
on developing a sound longer-
run strategy for our country.
And this has taken a terrible
toll on our national spirit,"
Riegle added.
Riegle declared his candi-
dacy - which has been rumor-
ed for months - at press con-
ferences in Flint, Southfield,
Lansing, and Grand Rapids.
He will probably face pri-
mary election opposition next
A u g u s t. Attorney General
Frank Kelley, Secretary of
State Richard Austin, and Con-
gressman James O'Hara have
expressed interest in running.
PRIOR TO Riegle's an-
nouncement, the only Democrat
officially vying for the office
was state Senator John Otter-
bacher of Grand Rapids.
The leading Republican can-
didate for the Senate seat is
Congressman Marvin Esch of
Ann Arbor who is expected to
formally announce his inten-
tions early next year.
University Regent Deane
Baker (R-Ann Arbor) has al-
ready said he wants the Repub-
lican Party nomination but is
given little chance of actually
getting it.
"IT IS CLEAR to me that we
face a long, tough up-hill fight,"
Riegle said, although he de-
clined to discuss his prospects
against any particular oppon-
ent.
"And while I start out be-
hind in this race - if what we
stand for makes sense and is
fair - then I am confident the
people will help us close the
gap," he added.
Key problems for Riegle may
be lack of state-wide voter re-
cognition and his former ties
to the Republican Party.
BY STARTING his campaign
early, Riegle said he hoped to
reach people across the state,
thus making them aware .of his
views and his name.
He claimed that he has ''a
solid, progressive, Democratic-
type record" and therefore
should encounter few problems
because of his Republican back-
ground. Some political observ-
ers, however, strongly disagree
and believe he may face a
tough primary battle as a rela-
tive party newcomer.
First elected to the House in
1966, Riegle has enjoyed con-

siderable labor support in his'
predominately blue collar, Dem-
ocratic Party oriented district.
HE HAS been returned to of-
fice by overwhelming margins
since then.
Riegle graduated from the
University in 1960. He received
-a master's degree at Michigan
State University and is current-
ly a doctoral candidate at the
Harvard business school. Be-
fore going to Congress, Riegle
worked for IBM for three years.
During yesterday's press con-
ference, Riegle also said:
* He opposes "massive bus-
ing" for purposes of school in-
tegration. He claimed redraw-
ing school district boundaries
and enforcing open housing laws
would more effectively accom-
plish the same end;
" He favored a domestic en-
ergy policy that would hold the
line on fuel prices, and that the
government should try to break
the oil cartel, while pursuing
conservation with "war - time
seriousness;"
* Senior citizens need an in-
come maintenance program in
addition to Social Security. Such
a plan should be enacted as "a
top priority;"
" He has "no favorites"
among the announced candi-
dates seeking the Democratic
Party presidential nomination
but could not support Alabama
Governor George Wallace; and
" Although he favors a tax
cut of some kind, he finds Pres-
ident Ford's recent $28 billion
proposal unacceptable because
it includes an equivalent reduc-
tion in federal spending.
Riegle emphasized that he is
trying to build a grass roots
campaign that depends on small
financial contributions from
many people.
HIS organization has already
raised $50,000 - one tenth the
money needed for the primary
election drive alone, he said.
As a gimick, Riegle added he
would "pass the hat" at each
campaign stop. Two aides, each
carrying a battered Fedora, cir-
culated through the modest
crowd attyesterday's speech.
The total contribution was of-
ficially reported at $61.75.
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was entirely out of o
DEMOCRATS chided the Re- Wheeler yesterday. "
publicans for their actions, say- were using Ann Arbo
ing, "We believe that an over- thing, but I don't kn
whelming majority of Ann Ar- was."
borites can see through these
thinly-veiled political maneuvers "They're (the DE
and threats for immediate ac- side group coming in
tion on these non-emergency to influence our pol
resolutions and will not become tion with their slick
ploys in the political exploita-
tion of what may be a serious -some of which
problem of hard drug traffic in claimed Jones.
Ann Arbor and surrounding
communities." W H E N ASKED

order," said
I think .they
r for some-
now what it
A) an out-
and trying
itical situa-l
P.R. moves

lease, when asked about the
accusations that the DEA had
its own axe to grind in the af-
fair, said, "I don't think that's
right on target."
Dougherty was a focus of
Councilwoman Jones' objection
to the publicity the bust ze-
ceived. Dougherty said that
normal DEA practice in such
matters is to have a regional
public relations official come
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