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GOP leaders take
Anderson issue to
Mich. Supreme Court
LANSING (UPI)-The state Repub-
lican party appealed to the Michigan
Supreme Court yesterday to bump in-
dependent John Anderson off the
primary ballot, claiming a lower court
had ducked the issue.
The eight-page brief reiterated the
party's claim that Anderson's presence
on the ballot will confuse voters and
could even lead to his disqualification
from the November election.
THE MICHIGAN COURT of Appeals
dismissed the suit Wednesday, saying
that granting the GOP request at this
late date would seriously strain the
Attorney General Frank Kelley had
warned it might be impossible to ac-
tually - remove the - Illinois
congressman's name at this point even
if the courts ordered it.
State Republican Chairman Mel Lar-
sen said he had been directed by the
state GOP committee to pursue all
legal avenues and intended to do so.
"I'll have peace of mind if nothing
else," Larsen said.
BACKERS OF George Bush are par-
ticularly anxious to get Anderson off
the ballot, fearing he will draw votes
away from their underdog campaign.
The Anderson campaign has agreed
their candidate should be off the ballot
but den;ies he faces possible
disqualification in the fall.
Earlier this year, before his bid for
the GOP nomination sputtered, Ander-.
son filed to appear in the May 20
AFTER LAUNCHING his indepen-
dent presidential quest he tried to get
off the ballot but had missed the March
21 withdrawal deadline.
When Kelley ruled he must remain on
the ballot, the GOP filed suit.
"The action taken by the court of ap-
peals in this matter amounts to nothing
more than a refusal to decide the issue
presented by this case," the party said
in its appeal brief.
THE PARTY SAID it filed suit as
quickly as possible and insisted there
still- is plenty of time for election of-
ficials to remove Anderson's name by
covering it with tape.
It said the withdrawal deadline in the
law is not mandatory and allows too lit-
tle time for candidates to pullout. It also
noted other provisions allow for ballot
"corrections" at a later date.
"It is the party's position that there is
a very good reason for allowing these
sorts of corrections to be made and that
this case is a perfect example of that
reason," the brief said.
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Nixon in the news
So you thought former President Richard Nixon and former Vice-
President Spiro Agnew were the best of friends? The two aren't even former
best friends, according to Agnew, who now claims he was forced out of office
seven years ago by what he interpreted as White House-inspired death
threats. "We never had a close relationship. I was never on the inside of
what you might call the inner circle of the Nixon administration," Agnew
explained in an ABC-News interview with Barbara Walters last night.
Agnew complained that he never got to say very much in private with Nixon
because Nixon's style was to "launch into a monologue which would
consume all the time." Don't feel sbrry for Agnew, however. When Nixon
called Agnew after avoiding him for more than a year after they both
resigned in disgrace, Agnew refused to take the call. That's showing him,
Nixon in more news
Remember those gaudy white jackets with black leather caps that were
worn by Nixon's White House guards for a week before they were laughed
into mothballs? Well, the pitifully out-of-place, European-looking uniforms
that embarassed the poor guards who were forced to wear them (and
presumably the commander-in-chief who chose them) will be showing up in
Des Moines, Iowa-on the backs of high school band musicians. U.S. General
Services was looking to dump the togs (sans brass buttons-they had a
special White House insignia and were retained by the feds), and a sharp
Iowa federal surplus buyer snatched some up for small high schools that
couldn't afford to buy exoensive uniforms. Maybe Spiro would like one. P
On the outside
Nixon has nothing to do with today's weathe, which will be partly
cloudy and warmer, with a high around 70' p
Druids-Three Days of the Condor, 7, 9:15 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild-West Side Story, 7,9:45 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
AAFC-Five Easy Pieces, 7, 10:20 p.m., Drive, He Said, 8:40 p.m.,
Student Blood Drive-sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity,
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Red Cross Headquarters, 2729Packard.
Palestine Day-sponsored by organization of Arab Students; Diag
gathering, noon-1 p.m.; exhibitions and speakers, 5-8 p.m., Union Kuenzel
Room; dinner, 8 p.m., International Center.
School of Metaphysics-rap session, "Believing and Knowing-the
Magic Twins," 7:30 p.m., 219 N. Main.
Drug Help Now Volunteer Training Program-applicants must sign-up
for full program and must contact the organization by May 21, 608 N.
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Friday, May 16, 1980
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