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Five Dems compete in State Rep contest

By DAN BIDDLE
Near a table at the Ann Arbor
Street Fair last week, a long-
haired fellow in a tie-dyed shirt
was handing out campaign leaf-
lets with an added handwritten
message: "F r e e Dope - Free
Love-Free Lunch-A Chicken in
Every Pot-Vote for Bullard."
While those statements don't
appear on any of the candidates'
actual platforms, they may in-
dicate the shape of the upcom-
ing Democratic Primary race
for State. Representative from
the 53rd District (Ann Arbor).
The Aug. 8 contest involves
five competitors including Perry
Bullard, an attorney, Marvin

Carlson, a city planner, Peter
Eckstein an economist, Helen
Forsyth, a law student, and
Leonard 01o ma n, secondary
school teacher.
Although not promising "a
chicken in every pot," the five
candidates s h a r e left-of-center
positions on many issues.
All support decriminalization
of marijuana use and sale, a
speedy end to the U.S. war ef-
fort in Indochina, a steeply
graduated income tax, and legis-
lative action to insure racial
and sexual equality.
The entire group also vocally
supports Sen. George McGov-
ern's presidential candidacy, and
all contend that they will
"fight to make state govern-
ment respond to the people's
needs" if elected.

However each candidate says
he or she would take a some-
what different direction in
achieving that goal.
Perry Bullard says he has no
major disagreements with the
other candidates, but claims,
"I've acted on what they've only
talked about."
He points to a "substantial
record of activism." He lists a
series of organizations, includ-
ing the Tenants' Union (TU).
and the recent Michigan Mari-
juana Initiative (MMI).
Several TU members said
Bullard broke with them when
TU refused to support Robert
H a r r i s' mayoralty campaign.
Bullard called the claim "com-
pletely untrue."
A spokesperson for MMI claim-
ed Bullard "never went along

with collective decision-making."
Bullard denied the claim.
Forsyth claimed Bullard had
"dishonestly" challenged her pe-
tition drive to get on the Aug. 8
ballot.
Bullard said he had no knowl-
edge of the challenge until it
occurred, but said it had been
made by a member of his staff
and was "certainly a mistake."
His main goal, he says, will
be to "prevent government from
regulating and controlling peo-
ple's lives, especially as regards
such victimless crimes as drug
use, gambling, homosexuality."
He adds, "We can start out
by repealing those laws."
Political science doctoral can-
didate Marvin Carlson contends
that his experience and interest
in urban planning make him the

best candidate.
Carlson proposes the creation
of a state-wide "land bank" that
would limit urban/suburban ex-
pansion and "reserve in perpetu-
ity all our farmland and open
spaces, so that we insure our
children will live in something
better than endless concrete."
A member of the city Planning
Commission, Carlson also calls
for a guaranteed annual income
that would vary with the cost
of living. He advocates a state-
wide public health insurance
plan.
Peter Eckstein, an economist
at Western Michigan University,
was a member of the Demo-
cratic party's State Policy Com-
mittee in 1970 and took part, in
Michigan's "D u m p Johnson"
See DEMS, Page 7

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Vol. LXXXII, No.-51-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 28, 1972

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

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S. Viet marines
relieve fleeing
units at Citadel
By The Associated Press
South Vietnamese marines relieved badly mauled gov-
ernment paratroopers in the battle for Quang Tri yesterday
after an airborne retreat left the provincial capital's inner
Citadel in Communist hands.
Disclosure of the retreat on the northern front by
officers in the field capped four days of conflicting official
announcements that had parts of the Citadel "recaptured"
and communist resistance "weakening."
The 19th century fortress is the last stronghold of
North Vietnamese resistance -

South Vietnamese forces have suffered heavy casualties during the fighting in Quang Tri. A Viet-
namese paratrooper wraps the body of a comrade in a poncho for evacuation (left). A wounded
trooper is carried by a fellow soldier from the center of the city (right),
TWO DEAD:
Jritain orders more troops,
economic aid to N. Ireland

BELFAST (RP) - Britain order-
ed 4,000 more troops to Northern
Ireland yesterday as bombs rock-
ed this embattled capital city.
Britain also granted $73% mil-
lion to aid the province's that-
tered economy.
It was the largest single troop
reinforcement sent to the ;r'sub-
led province, swelling the Brit-
ish army force to a record 21,-
000 men.
Announcing the move in Lon-
don, a Defense Ministry spokes-
person said, "Following Bloody
Friday, the secretary of state for
Northern Ireland, William White-
law said nobody could be :n
any doubt that very resolute and
determined action must be tak-
en against those responsible. Tie
extra units are required to en-
able this policy to be carried
out.'
! f yf WOther
IMPROVING?
Temperatures will range from
a high in toe mid-70's to'a low
in the mid-50's. It will be fair
and cool with increasing cloudi-
ness. There is a 30 per cent
chance of showers during the
day.

The announcement left no
doubt of Britain's intent to in-
tensify its crackdown on the
Irish Republican Army (IRA) in
the wake of last Friday's )omb
blitz that killed nine persons and
wounded 130 here.
In addition to the Britsh
troops, the security forces oper-
ating in Ulster include 580
men in the Ulster Defense Reg-
iment, a national guard usit,
and 7,000 police and police re-
The new economic aid was an-
nounced by David Howell, parlia-
mentary undersecretary in Nor-
thern Ireland.
He said new and higher grants
would be made to farmers, in-
dustry and business persons. The
aid also will provide for con-
struction of new community and
sports centers, expansion of in-
dustrial training programs and
relief grants for merchants in
the city center.
"The effect is that industrial-
ists undertaking investment in
Northern Ireland will continue
to receive more generous assist-
ance than in any other part of
the United Kingdom," he said.
"The IRA Irish Republican Army
campaign has been waged at a
considerable cost to the commun-
ity, principally in terms of ap-

paling physical and mental suf-
fering.
But for all commercial and in-
dustrial life in the province,,
there have undoubtedly bhen
some added costs which are di-
rectly attributable to the situa-
tion," Howell added.
Meanwhile, British troops kept
up pressure on the IRA with
more raids on suspected guer-
rilla hideouts and arsenals. In
a housing estate in Armagh, the
army said, troops found more
than 1,800 rounds of ammunition,
two guns, uniforms and other
equipment.
Shortly before the reinforce-
ments were announced, two
bombs exploded in the city and
a third wrecked a garage a n d
warehouse on the south side of
the capital.
No casualties were reported in
the incidents. Early yesterday
the bodies of two men w e r e
found in a burning auto in a
Protestant section of the city.
Both men were reported s h o t
through the head, suggesting
they may have been victims of
assassination squads.
The slayings brought to 475
the death toll in three years of
Catholic-Protestant violence in
Northern Ireland.

in this battered capital of
South Vietnam's northern-
most province, which fell to
the communists May 1.
Hanoi claimed all along its
forces had repulsed all
South Vietnamese assaults
on the Citadel.
Field reports indicated the
well-entrenched North Viet-
namese are still strong and have
been receiving supplies and re-
inforcements through the west
wall of the 50-acre fortress.
"The paratroopers were tak-
ing 150 casualties a day and it
just wasn't worth hanging in
there," said one U.S. adviser.
He gave no breakdown of dead
and wounded suffered by the
airborne since their initial as-
sault on the walled compound
earlier this week.
The airborne commander, Lt.
Gen. Du Quoc Dong, had an-
nounced Wednesday the South
Vietnamese flag was flying over
the Citadel and it was "vir-
tually cleared" of communists.
He received an American medal
from Gen. Frederick Weyasd,
commander of U.S. forces in
Vietnam, who claimed the fight-
ing was "going very well."
Meanwhile, in Paris, the Com-
munist side yesterday rejected
an American appeal for a Viet-
nam cease-fire.
North Vietnam and the Viet
See N. VIETS, Page 7

HRP backs
reinstating
of principal
By MARILYN RILEY
The Human Rights Party
has announced its support of
the teachers, students and com-
munity members who are call-
ing for the reinstatement of
Fred Leonard as principal of
Forsythe Junior High School.
In a controversial move,
Leonard was recently trans-
ferred involuntarily by the city
school board to another admin-
istrative position.
An HRP statement criticized
the board for allegedly ignoring
the wishes of the community by
making the transfer decision
without consulting the Forsythe
Principal Selection Committee.
The committee, which approv-
ed Leonard as principal, is
composed of Forsythe students,
teachers and parents.
The statement called for "full
community review" of t h e
board's action. Planned HRP
actions to mobilize community
-support for Leonard include a
mass meeting August 3 and a
petition drive.

Ideas for
weekend f urn ,.,
(See Page 3)

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