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A Thursday, See-l IV '71 DFTROIT RFF rRFSS The 'Other9 Candidates Reflect on Their Defeats wmT v. I sSx ri' a 0 o- ss5t hi ailing hikei. The 9V Harley frore up comma, off a freewav ramp and hn I9M Triumph was down, waiting for parta. "During ihe campaign the only place I went was the bike shop." he Mid. I.ANFI I.

RUFFINGTON, who anchored the mayor'a rare with 220 votea, Mid arte approved of the fiml place finish of Police CommiMtorer John Nichols, "Anybody with any sense knows that people are fed up with lawlessness," she Mid Wednesday. Put for all that, waa pretty dissatisfied with election result. "I wm not out for winning purpose," ahe Mid. waa out to show the concept of politics. I wanted to make people aware of how the process goea." Rut Mr.

Ruffmgton Mid ahe felt he'd fallen short of the mark. 'They're mill unaware," ahe Mid. Finishing poorly la not new hi her. I ait year the finished 41 out of 4ft In special council election. But this race may he her last.

"I'm going pursue my field that li beat suited for the said, "and that la being good samarltan." Finishing last In the council rare was Theodore I or-mella, who Mid he was glad for the opportunity of meeting so many good people. He estimated he talked to between 20,000 and .10,000 people during hi campaign, of whom it least quarter promised support. Formella received 078 votes. "I don't think people liked it because I was going for unity between the colored and white people," he said. Ha Mid that before he made any further political plans he wanted to check how he did In various parts of the city.

But he was heartened bv how the mayor's rare turned out with Nlchols-Coleman Young runoff. "I'm glad the people havs choice to vote either way," he said BY JAMFJ HAMPER fm "I'm ttttl numb todsv. shock," Dolores Huber Mid Wednesday. believe I losi. I run believe the count i tw Th 11v who will he remembered a Ihe randtdate with iha 22-pound rat hd finished Mth mil of 1 14 council rsndidstes In Tuesday's primary.

Total votes: J.9S7 -1 will run again for public off." sha Mid. The reason? "Money." THERF WAS a lot of numbness nod shock In lh wake of Tuesday's vote: A lot of losers wera scattered across the countryside. Some othe names lhat will not crop up in thi wear's headlines: James Rernard Spann, who finished eighth out of 19 mayoral candidates while dung a five-year stretch In federal prison in Illinois. Pierre Willit Conroy. who finished In the rare (with 49 votes) after spending 10 week of the campaign as a patient In Detroit Pvrhitrtr Institute.

Former Harlem Globetrotter John Kline, who finished I7th In Ihe council race wllh 7,914 votes; Joseph Raymond, So-year-old retired sign palnier, 108th In Ihe council rara; Andrew i. Humphries, pnH" aergeant, 18th In Ihc rart for mayor, and an nn loin obscurity. Not all of the people were clear losers. Said council ran-didaie Thilip J. Mrljughlin.

also known a McGoo, on learning thai he ran 92nd nut of 114, with 2.M7 volet: "Thin one guy owe me a malt, anyway. He Mid he had been in the rare largely for the I2.nno annual salary of a councilman, hut there was also a sense of mission, He'd wanted to comhat laws which oppressed motorcyclist. Mrfioo Mid hi campaign was hampered considerably by FrM PrM eiMy IS SOKSS Uiitli'smnjnl lij ilrfrat, IMiilip Mrlanlilin rrlaxrn at home nilh a brrr Tuesday he did a little better, Snd on Wednesday he delivered a polished loser's speech: "I appreciate the help and support of all my friend He ran I Vh out of 19. "It wasn't last," he asid, "but it wasn't as great as I should have nVwe." GFORGF. NUIASII, an acrountani in the city assessor's office, started out the campaign for city clerk just wanting not to finish poorly.

In 1949 he ran for county auditor and finished 1.1th out of 14. And In subsequent races for city clerk and ssate representative he'd finished last three times. TWO HAD DIFFERENT C.AREHRS ISo Choice In Race Ravilz Polished Bell No Match for Warrior Young and Me black members "that appears obviously to have gone to Coleman." Cockrel said that "Coleman's been out here, he's touched bases in the black community, he's been accessible," hut added thai Ihe UAW's endorsement of Ravitz "helped him tremendously." BFI.I. ATTEMPTF.D to rapifalire on that disenchantment among black UAW workers early on, bul his efforts, it seems, were fruitless. "The black community." he charged at one point, "is tired of the and the UAW engaging in plantation politics wirh Ihe black community." It was a statement fraught with racial overtones, but one that was perhaps loo diametric in its judgments.

While the unions may be the focus of black workers' wrath from time to time, they are not the, enemies fhat plantation master were. They are perhaps more like friends who have once been kind and now have gone Bell was like a neighbor dabbling in a family quarrel. So. Tuesday when the hills came due, Young was there to collect and Brll had si! too few. BY MARCO TRROVIf'M trmt emt tiN Wrrtr Fd Rell started firt and finished last among the major candidates in Detroit's mayoral rare.

He is a proud man who hates to lose, and it hurt. Rell was defeated ultimately by Coleman Young, who In the past five decades has risen from a home in "Rlark the lower F.astside to the hope of moving into the Manoogian mansion. Rell was gracious in defeat. He leased Ihe fsithful at his election night headquarters they laughing reluctantly; he fore-hearing the hurt with grins and gave them his affection, his encouragement. "I want you to know that don't regret one iota, one second of it," he said.

THFRF. WAS a sense of resolution about Rell mat supplanted an earlier uneasiness when it seemed about two weeks before the election he was aware that the hope of victory was waning. He sat in his office at the Guardian Ruilding then, brooding, almost pctulently, as Dennis Archer, his campaign manager, insisted that he would get at best 40 percent of the black vote, rsther than the 50 percent Roll was predicting. Rell did not come near those optimistic projections. He was beaten badly by Young in the heavily black precincts, losing in most of them by more than 2 to 1.

Why he lost this badly is perhaps exolsined best bv why Coleman Young won. The two have had very different rnrftrr. If the history of Detroit's black community Is anything, it Is a chronicle of struggle. How a candidate Is perceived In terms of that struggle hy black voters determines to a large estent. many black observers believe, how well he can pull votes In the black community, Coleman Young, perhaps as murb as any black public figure in Detroit, is a recogni.ed veteran of those struggles.

He was a child of the (TO, soldier of the bloody I'AW orgamring struggle of the 40. He took hi basic training tn politics when the industrial working class was being forged as the bedrock strength of the Democratic Party, and suffered the Red-baiting campaigns of rhe 60s. He was seasoned warrior by Ihe lime blacks rallied for the civil rights fight in tte 60s, and he Joined in the fray. Along the way alliances were made, and in the unspoken camaraderie of struggle, friendships were sealed and favors done for which payment in kind would someday come due. RM.l.

WAS A different man. His successes for the mwt part were bis own. and beyond Ihe universal indignation suffered by blacks, his view cost him little. "F.d chose a different form of contribution to the hlsc community," explained Archer. Thai contribution, was largely in Ihe name of equality for black lawyers.

Rut no msrter how valid these pursuits were, lawyers are still of the middle class, and Detroit's voters in overwhelming numbers are working class people, black and white. "F.d was seen by (black) people as an individual who did not have a history of what could even begin to approximate struggle in this city." said Kenneth V. Cockrel, a piianinent black attorney and a Young supporter. "Coleman does. He is a guy from 'Rla Bottom' who rame up the way the guys in the (auto) shops are coming up.

and thev could relate to that. "Folks didn't trust F.d Rell. They looked at him as too slick, too polished." Roth Cockrel and Archer agreed, despite other differences-about why Rell failed. haf roe UAW's endorsement of Mel Ravitz backfired in Young's favor among blarks. Tbe UAW denying Young an endorsement.

Archer said, coupled with the work stoppages by mostly black workers in the city's Chrysler plants, triggered a revolt on the part of the rank BELL, who leatej ihj faithful and ha g'm. Millage OK Gives Schools a Breather BY PF.TF.R BF.NJAMIVSON Petrott Common Council President Mel Raviu said Wednesday that he would not support either Police Commissioner John Nichols or State Sen, Coleman Young the two men who defeated him Tuesday when they oppose each other in November's general election. a i 1 1 insisted that his whole campaign for mayor was based on uniting Detroit's black snd while communities and that to support either Nichols or Young would tend to divide those communities. Nichols is white and apparently was supported mainly by white votes in Tuesday's voting. Young is black and was elected by black voters.

RAVITZ SAID that "I will devote my attention to seeing that division and rancor are kept at a minimum" in the campaign and that "whoever wins, he must have a city to govern." Although Raviu did not concede defeat im the primary election until about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, arrived on time for the 9:45 a.m. council meeting Wednesday. His council term, which he said he will complete, expires In December. The city charter would have prevented him from running for re-election to the council while campaigning for mayor.

But the councilman hinted Wednesday this his political ambitions are still strong. When asked if he might take a teaching post abroad next summer, Ravitz replied that might be involved in politics again by next summer. I don't want to leave the impression that Mel Ravitz is finished in politics forever." The 49-year-old Ph.D. in sociology indicated he would return to full-time teaching at Wayne State University. Results of Detroit Election TOTAL VOTERS TABULATED Mavnard Russey I.KfiS J.P.Allen 1,851 Roy I- Malnne 1,809 Peter Kolb 1,682 Joseph Raymond 1,543 John F.

Mukalla 1,333 James Ray Wardford 1,236 Gerald W. Adkins Sr. 1,188 Colbert House 1,066 Perry James Ruckes 1,026 Theodore J. Formella 976 Total Votes 1,888,936 SCHOOL MILLAGE Yes .132,057 No 81,016 Total Voles tax that expires at the end of the school, yp8r- Tuesday's millage victory rould mean that. Detroit voters will be asked again next fall to" choose between a property tax for schools and a school income tax.

A special millage election will be held in the spring to seek renewal of the 7.5-mill tax. If the renewal fails, the Board of Education will be forced to impose the one percent school income tax again next July 1. That would set up another millage election next fall similar to Tuesday's. Voters would be given the choice between renewing the property tax or keeping the income tax. For the present, however, school officials can look at the prospect of the firsf balanced budget for the city school system since 1968.

And 82 percent of the city's residents can expect to save on taxes. The average homeowner will save about $33 and the average renter about $49 because the property tax shifts much of the school tax burden to business and commercial property owners. That savings won't come instantly, however. The new property tax goes into effect in December and tax bills will be mailed out then. The income tax will continue in effect until December.

AH of the money collected from the income tax will be refunded, however. Detroit- ers will claim their refund as part of filing their Detroit City income tax return early next year. BY WILLIAM GRANT era ertlt tducitlM Wrllr school officials breathed a sigh of. relief Wednesday at the first passage of a school millage issue in the city sinreJ9B6. Complete but unofficial returns showed the new seven-mill property tax approved by 62 percent of the voters.

The unofficial total is: Yes 132.057 No 81.010 The tax does not do the school system any immediate good. It merely replaces the one percent school income tax imposed last July I with the new property tax. Roth raise the same amount of money. The millage victory does make the financial future for the city's schools a little brighter, however. Next June 30 a 7.5-mill tax voted in 1963 will expire.

Failure of the city's voters to renew that, tax, coupled with a failure of Tuesday's millage issue, would have meant serious financial trouble for the school system next year. The state Legislature gave the city board of education the power to levy up to a one percent income tax. Had Tuesday's' seven-mill tax been defeated the' school board would have been, forced to continue the income tax throughout this year in order to keep the school budget balanced. THAT WOULD HAVE LEFT the board without a backup tax to replace the 7.5-mill Marvin Davis 3,976 Sol Plafkin 3,908 Wm. R.

Cunningham 3.894 Siegfried Staszak 3,836 Edgar W. Brazellnn 3.810 Edward Q. Miller 3.579 John Waddell 3.445 Frank Soby 3,377 Edward Pieniak 3,315 Nicholas Ivan 3,304 William E. Smith 3,226 Levi Saunders 3,113 Suzanne Ketcham 3,096 George R. Atkins 2,982 Emil A.

Rirdsnng 2,878 William N. Williams 2,868 Philip J. McLaughlin 2,857 Connie K. McCnnnohie 2,785 Kelly Williams 2,657 Clyde M. Sanders 2,646 Walter J.

Rinsn 2,640 Marie Johns 2,557 Patricia N. Conlnn 2,383 Michael Jarvis 2,281 Ervin Bassett 2,173 Chester R. Calks 2,132 Joseph F. Dawson John D. Line 1,979 Women 143,207 Men 129,990 Absentees Total Votes 290,573 MAYOR (Two Nominated) John F.

Nichols 96,655 Coleman A. Young 68,075 Mel Ravitz 52,527 John E. Mogk 35,458 Edward F. Bell 25.753 Richard B. Cronin 2,190 Paul B.

Hudson 2,047 Mary Rogers 1,770 James B. Spann 1,335 Donald J. Lobsinger 1,221 Thomas D. Regan 826 Pierre Wm. Conroy 489 Alexander Pollock 470 William F.

Mackin 448 Ray Shoulders 438 William A. Johns 418 Katherine Wilson 352 Andrew J. Humphries 332 LaNell Buffington 220 Total Votes 286,024 CENTRAL SCHOOL ROARD (Two nominated) Cornelius L. Golightly 77,267 Edward R. Stanko 45,552 Elizabeth L.

Tindle 39,264 FrelGoree 27,173 Burton Artz 6,127 Total Votes 195,385 Ex-Banker Is Temple's Nov. 6 Foe INCUMBKJMTS- TOP FIELD. Four Women Make Council Ballot Ernest C. Browne Jr. 111,368 William G.

Rogetl 79,293 David Eberhard 70,956 Katherine Grihhs 62,526 Jack Kelley 58.353 Clyde Cleveland 57,444 Maryann Mahaffey 54,567 Ed Cary 48,804 George Van Antwerp 44,184 Stanley Novak 43,965 Michael W. Kerwln 43,490 Frank V. Wlerzbickl 42,636 Ted M. Siknra 33.136 Barbara-Rose Collins 29,852 Harold R. Varner 29,579 Joseph F.

Young 28,123 Philip G. Tannian 26,085 Lawrence A. Nevels 25,108 William M. Bell 24,294 Josephine Hunsinger 23,318 Jerome A. Szymanski 19,656 Patrick O'Hara 19,237 George Edwards 18,815 Alvln Brooks 18,433 Watler Czarnecki 18,315 Dennis M.

Hertel 18,191 Virginia Brown 16,468 Howard Fauntroy Jr. 14,690 Joseph L. Posch, Jr. 14,473 Nelis J. Saunders 14,391 Vincent D.

Brennan 14,133 Norhert Wierszewski 13,608 E. Ray Rickman 12,913 James N. Garrett Jr. 12,888 Robert M. Ogonowski 12,498 Clemens E.

Rykowski 12,426 Nathan Bridges 12,317 Cass Wojcik 11,886 Anthony Oberdzinski 11,793 George R. Tarnowski 11,679 Robert G. Dalton 10,183 Frank J. Nichols 8,986 James S. Banks 8,397 John L.

Kline 7,944 Ronald A. Zdrojewski 7,679 Walter J. McKeown 7,675 Michael Hathaway 7,569 Terrence A. O'Brien 7,473 Willis C. Tabor 7,448 Louis G.

Basso 6,831 Clifford Gary 6,602 Anthony J. Woldanski 6,119 James Gene Sohczak 6,050 Edward T. Turner Jr. 5,853 Jack Hagopian 5,376 Slxto Rodriguez 5,206 Douglas W. Gardner 5,038 Edward J.

Zajac 5,000 Ralph Stanek 4,924 Doris Bates 4,593 Walter R. Greene III 4,580 Mack L. Rivers 4,514 Kenneth C. Gallagher 4,495 Donald Patrick Hicks 4,493 Loukas Loukopoulos 4,439 Norville L. Hendrieth 4,331 Jerry L.

Johnson 4,284 Craig Neal Andrews 4,270 Thomas Werden 4,142 James E. Donahue 4,092 Dolores Huber 3,987 Anthony Romeo 3,980 CITY CLERK (Two Nominated) James Jackson, Jr. 75,850 James H. Bradley 52,921 Edward A. Carey 22,124 Edward K.

Michalskl 17,822 Ronald D. Edwards 10,411 Nicholas J. Lubinski 8,779 J. Edwin Hood 8,667 Margaret O'Brien 8,465 Anthony M. Jaworski 6,907 Philip E.

Murphy 5,143 Craig L. Lambert 4,782 Nathaniel Lee 4,654 Russell H. Cavanaugh 4,392 Michel Jackson 4,199 George Nehasil 3,731 Walter R. Warren 3,427 John J. Sonleskie 3,297 Robert E.

Penn 1,800 Jean Romeo 1,697 Total Votes 249,068 retirement four years ago by a heart attack, came back tn place 11th in the primary Tuesday, and he did it with the backing of only one major labor union the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council. THE TWO other winners, George B. VanAntwerp, 12th place, and State Rep. Frank V. Wierzbicki, 15th, carry venerable Detroit political names.

Neither, however, gathered more than a handfuj of endorsements. Two other candidates, who were expected on the basis of Free Press indicators to finish In final election results Wednesday, retired banker John 3, Korney won the task of trying to unseat incumbent i Detroit city Treasurer Robert J. Temple in the Nov. 6 general election. But the results indicated the job will be one of the toughest imat the 65-year-old Korney 'i has undertaken.

Temple, treasurer since 1908 and a city employe for 42 years received 128,853 votes more than three times as many as Korney. Although Temple spent only $275 on campaigning, he over- whelmed his five opponents in Tuesday's primary, receiving 57 percent of the 225,389 total votes. Korney, a retired Bank of the Commonwealth vice-presi-i dent, won the second spot on the ballot with 39,083 votes. He once served on the old Wayne County Board of Supervisors. Temple was rated "pre ferred and well qualified" by Civic Searchlight, but received few major endorse rents.

Korney had been endorsed by a number of labor and Democratic Party organizations. Temple, 84, 'vas deputy treasurer until he was ap- pointed treasurer in 1968. He won a four-year term in 1969. Wayne State University employe' who is a member of the Region One school board, made herself known in the campaign by carrying roses at all appearances and imprinting her literature with a e. She was exuberant Wednesday.

"I had no endorsements," she said. "Nobody can deny the fact that the people of the community can determine their leaders. Endorsements mean nothing anymore. I am a representative of the community. I'm the girl who lives down the street." Varner, 37, a architect, who beat labor-supported Wayne F.

YOung for the 18th place by 9,4000 votes, also attributed his victory to the support of the ordinary voter. "I think it (the win) was very significant, despite the that I had no major endorsements a very, little funds. I'm very much encouraged," he said. RY JULIE MORRIS Frt ercst Staff Wrlttr Four women and six candidates who had almost no organizational backing finished among the winners in Tuesday's Detroit Common Council primary election. Six incumbent council members topped the field of 18 winners among 114 council candidates, with Katherine Gribbs, the wife of Mayor Gribbs, placing seventh 8,400 votes behind David Eberhard, the lowest ranking of the incumbent winners.

Mrs. Gribbs, one of four women winners the largest number of women council contenders in recent years attributed her victory to her own public image but said it "partially reflects" confidence in the Gribbs administration. She said the Gribbs name "certainly didn't do any harm, It certainly helped. We're very proud of that name." THE TOP FOUR winners -incumbents Nicholas Enna Henderson, Carl Levin and E-ne-t Browne Jr. finished with more voles each than any of the five major mayoral candidates.

i Incumbent Wiljiam G. Ro-gell was fifth. Hood, who topped the entire list with 130,330 votes, said Wednesday: "I was quite pleased. It was an humbling experience." Hood's winning margin votes ahead of Mrs. Hendersoncould indicate a front-runner for the counicl presidency in the Nov.

6 general election. But he was cautious Wednesday, saying he was not ready to predict, that race. Five labor-backed a I-dates, Jack Kelley, Clyde Cleveland, Maryann State Sen. Stanley Novak and Michael W. Kerwin, also finished In the top 18.

But there were six candidates like Mrs. Gribbs who had no broad organizational support. The surprises at the bottom of the winners' list in-" eluded Detroit Police Inspector Ted Sikora, Barbara-Rose Collins and Harold R. Varner, the former city hous- CITY TREASURER (Two nominated) wen, enaea iar down on the usi. mere were Dennis 128,853 39,083 M.

Hertel 29th place and Ray KicKman 36th. Robert J. Temple John J. Korney Julius A. Dudzinsld Lewis Hubbard Leonard Marshall Frazier H.

Kimpson Total Votes 22.074 15,122 10,834 9,423 225,389 MRS. GRIBBS, who said her name "certainly didn't do any harm." ing chief. They finished 16th, 17th and 18th respectively. Sikora, 52, the 15th precinct inspector, is a 26-year veteran of the force and the only po-1 i to survive the MRS. COLLINS, 34, a The 18 winners will campaign against each other in the Nov.

6 election, when the nine highest vote-getters will win seats on the new council which takes office for four years on Jan. I. In recent Detroit elections, council candidates who finished below 13th place in a primary have not won one of the nine seats. CITY COUNCIL (18 nominated) Nicholas Hood Erma Henderson Carl Levin 130,330 .123,841 112,948 the former forced into Ed Carey; 68, council president i i pur-Lin ii i..

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