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Ford scores platform wins

heaven's name is there to ne-
gotiate abott?"
The Panama Cattal vote oc:-
cnrred while Sears was telling
reporters "as far as we're con-
cerned . we continue to be
very satisfied with what's in
there (the platform).'
A Reagan committee spokes-
man said later Sears did not
learn of the canal vote until af-
ter the news conference. How-
ever, the spokesman said Sears'
statement would "include what
happened on Panama."
THE SPOKESMAN said the
plank on Panama is much
stronger than the original state-
ment which he described as
"toothless."
The canal plank which was
approved says that negotiators
with Panama "should in no way
cede, dilute, forfeit, negotiate or
transfer any rights, power,
authority, jurisdiction, territory
or property that are necessary
for the protectionaand security
of the United States and the en-
tire western hemisphere."
The amendment dealing with
African policy said the U.S.
should avoid policies "which un-
dercut the stability of African
nations through unrealistic or
impractical demands." Retained
was a plank supporting "all
forces which promote negotiated
settlements and racial peace."
THE Sol.henitsyn plank would
have invited the exiled author to
address a joint session of Con-
gress. It was opposed by Sen.
Roman Hruska who said that
if "we open the door to one
author when are we going to
stop?"
Earlier, Ford scored another
platform victory when the com-
mittee voted Strto 47 to include
an endorsement of the Equal
Rights Amendment (ERA) in
the document that will be sub-

nitted next week to the con- lot unless they received assur-
vention for ratification. Ford ances the President would not
sspports the amendment; Rea- choose John Connally as his
gan opposes it. running mate.
Sears said the Reagan forces
have "no present plans" to try BAKER SAID Linnell acknowl-
to reverse the ERA vote on the edged he had said that, but still
-onvention floor. assured him that Ford would
have 15 votes on the first ballot.
SEARS ALSO said the Reagan The Ford camp also faced po-
forces would push on the con- tential problems within the Mis-
vention floor for adoption of a sissippi delegation. Clarke Reed,
rules change that would require chairman of the 30-vote dele-
presidential candidates to desig- aion now listed as uncom-
nate, in advance of the balloting mitted sidMisidsiReu-
for president, their choices for sae Mistprbedto Rfe
the vice presidential nomination. ticaes oerei libe tlsfn
"Were uit sue avas mao- the names of several lieral on
"We're qutite sure a vast major- Ford's list of vice presidential
ity of the delegates are very possibilities.
anxious to support the change
we have in mind," he said. Later, Reed said a White
Ford's staff is fighting the House official told him that the
proposal. "It's a campaign gim- eventual choice won't alienate
mick and we're not going to go conservatives. "But they always
along with it," said Dean Burch, say that," Reed declared.
a Ford adviser.
"I don't think the delegates to MANY observers interpreted
this convention would support the Maine and Mississippi un-
that rules change," Baker said. rest as preconvention attempts
to influence Ford's choice of a
BUT BAKER acknowledged vice president.
there is growing pressure on Reagan already has said he
Ford to name his choice for the would designate Sen. Richard
vice presidency. And while the Schweiker of Pennsylvania as
White House intends to fight his running mate. Schweiker, a
any attempt to require presiden- liberal Republican, is opposed
tial candidates to name their by many of Reagan's conserva-
running mates, Baker added that tive backers.
"I didn't say the President
wasn't going to say anything." Asked the effect of Reagan's
Baker discounted reports that choice on the delegate totals,
Ford might lose votes from dele- Baker said it had come out
gates unhappy over some of the about even. He said Schweiker
names on his list of possible brought Reagan five delegates
running mates. from Pennsylvania, but "the
He said John Linnell, chair- post-Schweiker figures would in-
man of the Maine delegation, dicate it's been roughly a wash
assured him Ford would have in terms of committed dele-
"15 solid votes on the first gates."
ballot" from Maine. As for the possible presidential
However, Linnell told report- candidacy of Sen. James Buck-
ers that eight of the 15 Ford ley of New York, Baker said
supporters on the Maine dele- that when he first heard Buck-
gation were seriously consider- ley might enter the race he felt
ing abstaining on the first bal- that "at the most, it would cost

us five or six delegates."
SINCE THEN, Baker said he's
had a chance to make a more
careful check and "quite frank-
ly, I may have been high. We
haven't found any delegates who
have said they would leave
President Ford."
Buckley was in New York
campaigning for re-election to
the Senate and coming under
heavy pressure from Republican
party officials to renounce any
moves to enter him in the presi-
dential race. Ie insisted that if

he did get into the contest it
would be as a serious candidate.
"If I allow my name to be
put in, it would be a candidacy,
pure and simple," Buckley said
in an interview on the NBC "To-
day" show.
The conservative Republican
senator said he would not enter
the race as a symbol of con-
servative dissatisfaction with
Ford and Reagan and neither
would he be part of a move to
try to block Ford from a first-
ballot victory by draining off
New York delegation votes.

Hays withdraws
(continued from Page I) does not affect the civil division
ment. A spokeswoman for the review.
congressman said he had plan- IT WAS NOT immediately
ned to leave on a vacation yes- clear whether a House Ethics
terday with his wife, Pat. Committee investigation of
Hays would continue since that
M E A N W H I L E, the probe would be aimed at disci-
Justice Department's civil divi- plining him as a member of
sion must decide by Aug. 21 Congress.
whether to intervene in a pri- Under state law, the local
vate citizen's lawsuit to recover Democratic party can now se-
money from Hays under the lect another candidate to take
False Claims Act. Havs' place on the ballot.
"Our investigation is pro- One of the most likely can-
ceeding," said a Justice De- didates to replace him is state
partment source familiar with Sen. Douglas Applegate of
the criminal case. "We are not Steubenville, who said Hays
looking for any kind of plea telephoned him yesterday
bargain." morning to tell him of the de-
The decision probably won't cision to withdraw.
be made until next week be- "T didn't think he would with-
cause a key official involved in draw," Applegate said. "I
the case is on vacation until thought he would hang in there
Monday ,a spokesman said. He because he wanted an exonera-
added that Hays' withdrawal tion from the people."
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