The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 5, 1980-Page 11-A
Anderson deemed eligible for
millions in federal election funds
WASHINGTON (UPI)-John Anderson was ruled eligible
dsterday for millions of dollars in past-election federal fun-
'&-and immediately prepared to borrow against that money
to finance badly needed television commercials.
The Federal Election Commission ruled that Anderson
could collect the money-the exact amount will be deter-
mined by his share of the popular vote-as long as he gets at
least 5 per cent of the nationwide total Nov. 4.
THE DECISION IS one of two developments observers
believe Anderson needs to give his campaign the credibility
required to mount a serious White House drive. The other is
inclusion in the presidentjal debates, if they are held.
*Anderson, told of the FEC decision minutes after
delivering a blistering attack on President Carter's Middle
East policies, called the verdict "a very, very important step
"It is still further evidence of the viability of my cam-
paign," he told reporters. "I'm sufficiently optimistic to
think it does herald a phase of the campaign." But he said he
did not know how much he would borrow or from whom.
REAGAN AND CARTER each get $29.4 million from the
government by virtue of winning their party's nominations,
Anderson is forced to raise all his money through public con-
tributions. So far he has raised about $6 million of the $15
million he has set as a goal.
He has not been able to afford the television advertising
that his campaign director, David Garth, thinks is the key to
making him a serious contender. The money he now will
borrow will go toward television ads.
Under the FEC decision, if Anderson gets 5 per cent of the
vote, he will collect about $3.1 million in federal funds. A 15
per cent showing-about what he has had in recent
polls-would bring him about $10.5 million. He could even get
the full $29.4 million given Carter and Reagan if he gets
The law provides that formula of payments to third party
candidates, but it took a special ruling to include Anderson's
Anderson's status, meanwhile, has clouded the future of
presidential debates. Carter is refusing to take. part in a
three-way debate unless he first gets a head-to-head meeting
with Reagan, and Reagan says he will not debate unless An-
derson is included.
By United Press International
The Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan has informed Ronald Reagan he
still has the group's support, whether
he wants it or not.
Meanwhile, rumors circulated
yesterday that Reagan had suffered a
heart attack. The rumor was im-
mediately denied as the Republican
presidential nominee's campaign of-
ficials said they had verified he was not
DON BLACK, GRAND wizard of the
Knights of the KKK, which is based in
Tuscumbia, Ala., said Wednesday the
Klan will still support Reagan as "the
lesser of two evils."
Meanwhile, several Reagan advisers
said they hope the brouhaha over the
KKK will disappear. "After deviating
of the last several days, I would hope
that hereafter the Reagan campaign
can keep its eye on the political ball-a
critical examination of Carter's
record," a Reagan aide said.
Reagan, campaigning Monday in
Detroit, chided President Carter for
still has endorsement
launching his campaign in Tuscumbia, sent telegrams to Reaga
calling it "the city that gave birth to, acknowledging the group's continue
and is the parent body of, the Ku Klux support and to Carter demanding a
Klan." apology for remarks critical of the Kla
THE KLAN WAS actually started in he made in his Labor Day speech i
Pulaski, Tenn., and Reagan's "off-the- Tuscumbia.
cuff" remark immediately brought "We were shocked by your inac
demands for an apology from Southern curate comments disparaging th
governors, who said the statement was Klan," the telegram to Carter said. "A
not only erroneous but demeaning to a Southerner, you are undoubtedl
the South. aware of the role of the Klan durin
Reagan quickly apologized to the Reconstruction in restoring cor
South and telephoned Alabama Gov. stitutional majority rule to theSouth."
Fob James and Tuscumbia Mayor Black said the telegram to Reaga
James H. "Shubie" Sparks to voice his read: "We regret your commer
regrets. disparaging the Klan and the city C
Yet in Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, Tuscumbia. We realize, however, thes
Reagan's daughter, Maureen, said for were made in an attempt to appeal t
Carter "to open his campaign for re- black voters though we believe you wi
election in the national home of the Ku meet with little success in this area a
Klux Klan is disgraceful." long as you propose to limit gover
"I don't care who doesn't like it or nment spending and welfare programs
who feels it's an aspersion upon them," "We suggest in the future you orier
she said. "If that's how they feel, then your campaign towards your natura
they must belong to the KKK too." constituency-the white majority."
BLACK SAID Wednesday the Klan
... denies heart attack
Fix-up on Shapiro's football box done
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year the heating and electrical systems
in the 140-year-old building are obsolete
and inadequate and. that plans to
renovate them had been under con-
sideration for 10 years.
THE VICE PRESIDENT did not have
to inform the Regents of the renovation
work last year, however, as University.
rules only require Regental approval of
expenditures over $100,000.
The Regents were not informed of the
improvements made to the football box,
Engineering Services Manager
Jagdish Janveja said Wednesday work
on the house was contracted outside of
the University, principally because the
University's mechanical and electrical
departments are currently shorthan-
ded. Janveja acknowledged that such
outside contracting involves higher
costs than work done by University
employees, adding "We like to stay in-
house whenever possible."
MSU President Mackey, embroiled in.
a feud with the MSU alumni association
in recent months, came under heavy
fire this summer for spending nearly
$90,000 to remodel his official residen-
It was announced two weeks ago that
MSU would spend up to $17,500 to prov-
de more "milling around" space in
Mackey's box in the Spartan football
An MSU spokesman defended the
football box improvements, saying
"Why don't they go down to look at The
University of Michigan? It's peanuts
here compared with other places."
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