The Michigan Daily-Thursday, Februry 14, 1980-Page 9
Dole backs Baker
in Puerto Rico race
expected in NH
WASHINGTON - Sen. Bob Dole
(R-Kan.), announced yesterday he
is supporting Sen.. Howard Baker, a
rival candidate for the Republican
presidential nomination, in Puerto
Rico's presidential primary election
Rico voters to support Howard
Baker," he said. "I have no quarrel
with the other candidates, but feel
Sen. Baker is the best qualified to
address Puerto Rico's problems."
That appeared to be an effort to
slow the campaign of former United
Nations Ambassador George Bush,
who won the first GOP contest in
Iowa on Jan. 21 and could gain new
headway in Puerto Rico's first
DOLE, CAMPAIGNING. in Con-
cord, N.H., yesterday, was asked
about the endorsement.
"Well, I think in Puerto Rico, it's a
question of resources," he said.
"We'd have to spend, I think we
figured $50,000 to $75,000, to really
get anywhere," he said.
Asked if the move would hurt his
chances in New Hampshire's
primary, Dole replied, "No, I don't
think so. I think you have to husband
BAKER, ALSO campaigning in
New Hampshire, issued a statement
saying, "Bob Dole's statement of
support for my candidacy in Puerto
Rico is gracious, and I thank him
Dole decided Tuesday against en-
tering the presidential primary in
Kansas, his home state.
Dole, who was Gerald Ford's vice
presidential running mate in 1976,
has fallen from a high of about seven
per cent to around two. per cent in
most GOP presidential polls.
He said in a statement: "My
Senate duties continue to be my first
priority. I am confident that the
people of Kansas and the rest of the
nation will support a candidate who
places his job above politics."
CONCORD, N.H. (UPI)-Campaign
leaders for both President Carter and
Sen. Edward Kennedy said yesterday
that Kennedy's better than expected
showing in Maine will not cause them to
change strategy for the Feb.126 New
Both camps agreed Kennedy's
campaign has gained momentum as a
result of his close second-place finish in
the Maine caucuses. Carter's New
England spokesman Ellis Woodward
said, "We see New Hampshire as a
very close race today."
Both sides predicted California Gov.
Edmund Brown won't do as well in New
Hampshire as he did in Maine, where
he won almost 13 per cent of the
BROWN IS NOT concentrating as
much effort on New Hampshire. The
turnout in a primary is much higher
than for caucuses, and a greater effort
is needed to win votes than in a caucus
With less than two weeks to go, the
Kennedy and Carter camps are putting
on the most intense campaigns ever
organized in New Hampshire. The goal
of both camps-and it appears they will
,meet them-is to contact every one of
the state's 146,000 registered
Democrats either in person or by
"The voters are beginning to say
they're getting tired of being called,"
Woodward said. The Carter campaign
has 33 telephones being used night and
day to contat between 80,000 and 100,000
voters by primary day.
KENNEDY IS bringing volunteers by
the busloads from his home state of
Massachusetts for door-to-door
canvassing, said Jeff Petrich, his New
Hampshire spokesman. Some 20
Kennedy relatives-mostly nephews
and nieces of the senator-also are
taking part in the effort.
-Kennedy will spend 12 of the last 14
days of the campaign in New
Hampshire. The senator stresses that
he is campaigning in the state, meeting
the voters, while Carter is "hiding" in
the White House.
"They want to see the candidate,"
Petrich said. "The Rose Garden
strategy is wearing very thin in New
A random poll taken Tuesday by
Concord radio station WKXL showed a
majority of voters responding felt the
president should campaign in New
Hampshire, even while the hostages
are held in Iran.
Reagan said U.N. should investigate Shah
..gains Dole's endorsement
The upusual endorsement came a
day after Dole decided against en-
tering the April 1 primary in his
It was another signal that Dole's
campaign is faltering and may not
last long. He already is under
pressure from supporters at home to
drop the presidential bid and run for
the Senate again..
DOLE SAID that while his name is
on the Puerto Rico ballot, he has not
campaigned actively there.
"In my absence, I urge all Puerto
DETROIT (UPI)-Ronald Reagan
said yesterday a U.N. investigation of.
the deposed shah of Iran is not "too high
a price to pay" for release of the 50
American hostages, but said he hoped
the United States would not play a role
in such a review.
The GOP presidential hopeful spoke at
a news conference at the Radisson
Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, site of the 1980
GOP Republican convention, at the
start of a week of campaigning that
includes three days of stumping in
primary-important New Hampshire.
His evening's events included a GOP
fundraising dinner with liberal Gov.
William G. Milliken, who has made no
secret of the fact he and Reagan are far
MILLIKEN HAS remained neutral on
the question of endorsing a Republican
presidential . contender and has said in
the past he expected to name his choice
in April or May.
He told reporters later yesterday he
now plans to reveal his choice
Reagan said he would not want to see
an investigation that "smacked of
finding someone guilty before the
trial," but did not obect to a U.N.
tribunal looking into Iranian
complaints against the shah.
"IF THE UNITED Nations wants to
investigate him, they certainly can, and,
I wouldn't think that would be too high a
price to pay,"'Reagan said.
However, he said, "as far as I'm
concerned, I would prefer it if the
.United States did not play a part" tin
such an investigation.
"I think the shah deserved better
than he's got so far from the United
States," Reagan said.
REAGAN HAS BEEN a long-time
defender of the shah, who is living in
Panama. Reagan has said he would
have allowed the shah to enter the U.S.
for medical reasons because of his ties
to the U.S. as a strong ally for many
In response to atquestion, he said he,
would speak in the shah's defense
during such an investigation if asked,
but said it was unlikely he would be
On another subject, Reagan said his
decision to debate fellow Republican
George Bush in a head-to-head
confrontation in Nashua, N.H., before
the Feb. 26 primary was not an
indication he had narrowed the GOP
contest down to himself and Bush.
REAGAN SAID the final two con-
testants'would not be decided at least
"until we've had several primaries."
But when asked if Bush, who defeate
Reagan in the Iowa caucuses, was t
New Hampshire frontrunner, Reaga
replied that Bush is "perceived as
"George is accepted as being theri
He's a hometown boy."
FBsreveals meeting plans
of organzied crime chiefs
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crime chiefs. from across the nation
were planning a summit meeting,
possibly to divide up territory, before
recent public disclosures about FBI
undercover operations, sources said
Leaders of the mob, which the FBI
calls La Cosa Nostra, were preparing
as recently as last week for the meeting
scheduled for "the near future," the
They presumably canceled it after
learning that the FBI had penetrated
crime circleswith undercover agents
and wiretaps, the sources said. But
federal law enforcement officials said
they are not sure whether a new
summit meeting might still be in the
One FBI undercover investigation,
called Brilab for "Bribery-Labor," has
implicated reputed Louisiana mob
chieftain Carlos Marcello, who was
among those involved in planning the
syndicate meeting, the sources said.
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