Thursday, June 30, 1977
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, June 30, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five
MICHIGAN HOUSE sergeants restrain Rep. Rosetta Ferguson momepts after she punched Ann Arbor Rep. Perry Bullard. Ferguson strongly opposed Bullard's prs-
posed marijauna bill.
Dope bill fails second vote in House
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for the public or private posses-
sn of one ounce or less of
YESTERDAY, however, after
an emotional speech by Rep.
Matthew McNeely (D-Detroit)
recounting his late son's experi-
ence with marijuana, the House
voted 53-49 to reject the mea-
McNeely's son died of an over-
dose of heroin over a year ago.
His speech seemed to link the
use 4 marijuana with harder
"Somewhere, he went wrong.
He went wrong because many of
us said marijuana was not ad-
dictive," McNeely said of his
late son Carl.
DURING THE speech Fergu-
son began sobbing uncontrollab-
ly, and had to be helped from
It was after the vote was
taken that Ferguson attacked
"I'm not sure just what did
happen," said Ferguson. "He
called me a liar and I just saw
red, white, and blue, and then
I don't know what happened."
DURING THE debate on the
reconsideration of the proposal
Ferguson, who had been very
close to McNeely's son-who she
claims "died because of mari-
juana"-said that she had talked
to Wayne County Sheriff William
Lucas 'on the telephone Tuesday
night after the House had ap-
proved the bill liberalizing pos-
"He said to me, 'What the H
are you people doing up there',"
recounted Ferguson. " 'How are
we going to do about drivers
who are drunk on marijuana?' "
Bullard contested Ferguslon's
"I asked her why she had lied
about talking to the sheriff,"
explained Bullagd. "She claimed
in the debate that Lucas had
called her. I know the sheriff
has not talked to her in two
LUCAS WAS unavailable for
comment. However, his personal
secretary said she doubted the
sheriff had said anything against
the proposed legislation.
"I know that nothing has been
said by this office on either side
of the issue," said the secretary.
"But what the sheriff does after
he leaves this office is his own
"It's really all so boring by
this time," Bullard said last
night in a telephone interview.
"I am afraid what we're dealing
with here is a pretty illiterate
bunch . .. (who have) a lot of
ignorant fears of anything that
produces a euphoric effect."
Carter to tell B-1bomber
decision at news conference
BULLARD accused his collea- society. She's quite an ignorant
gues of trying to deal with guilt- person and she has very strong
ridden emotions on the floor of emotional f e e 1 i n g s, but she
the House. doesn't know how to deal with
"A lot of them have been bad them, except to strike out phy-
parents, at least that is what's sically."
apparent by the discussion," Bullard said that the House's
said Bullard. "But that doesn't action will delay until at least
stop them from drinking a lot September any liberalization of
of liquor." marijuana laws. At that time he
Bullard said that Ferguson plans to re-introduce the legisla-
was "a victim -of our capitalist tion.
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(Continued from Page 1) gram as wasteful.
During his campaign last year, Sen. Jennings Randolph (D-
Carter opposed the bomber pro- W.Va.) said after the meeting
Attempted rape thwarted
By M. EILEEN DALEY mask who had broken into the
A breaking and entering The man cautioned her to
which turned into an unsuc- keep quiet, and said he would
cessful attempted rape occur- not hurt her.
red early Monday morning in He then attempted to rape the
the 800 block of Miller St. woman, but when she began to
Police said a woman alone in scream, he fled through the
the house was awakened by a back door of the home.
noise in her bedroom. The wo- Police believe the man enter-
man thought the noise was ed the home through an open
made by her roommate, how- window.
ever she discovered that the No suspects in the case have'
sound was a man wearing a ski been apprehended.
that he expects Carter's decision
tio stop short of the full Air
Force request but that he anti-
cipates "much more than has
R A N D 0 L P B acknowelged,
however, that Carter gave 'no
hint of his decision at the break-
Carter's decision comes after
the House expressed fresh sup-
port for the controversial bomb-
er, designed to replace the ag-
ing HB52, the mainstay of the na-
tbn's manned bomber fleet.
The House on Tuesday reject-
ed an effort to chop $1.4 billion
in B1 production money from
the $110.6 billion defense appro-
priations bill. The $1.4 billion
would put five Bs in the air.