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The Michigan Doily-Wednesday July 30, 1980-Page 7
CAMPAIGN EFFORTS STEPPED UP
Michigan vital to Anderson

DETROIT (UPI) - John Anderson's
national campaign chief said yesterday
backers of the independent presidential
hopeful are "not taking anything for
granted" in efforts to nail down a slot
on Michigan's fall ballot.
To assure the breakaway Republican
a line on the ballot, his campaign must
meet the second requirement of
Michigan's strict ballot access law -
receiving an estimated 4,000 to 5,000
votes innext week's state primary.
CAMPAIGN MANAGER Michael
MacLeod said supporters of the Illinois
congressman were optimistic about
gaining the needed votes but will con-
tinue to press their efforts right up until
the Aug. 5 election.

"We're still running scared," said
MacLeod, in Detroit to help oversee a
last-minute "get out the vote" effort by
Anderson's grass roots organization.
"We're not taking anything for gran-
ted."
Michigan is "very important" to the
Anderson campaign, MacLeod said.
"In fact, it's vital to what we're doing."
ANDERSON technically is seeking a
spot on Michigan's November ballot as
the nominee of a minor party, since
state law makes no allowance for in-
dependent candidacies.
Anderson backers already have met
the first condition of the 1976 ballot ac-
cess law - considered among the
nation's most restrictive - by filing

well more than the required 18,000
nominating petition signatures.
Instead of a media blitz, the Anderson
camp has been concentrating on those
who signed the petitions in an effort to
make sure they will vote-for Anderson
next Tuesday.
FOR THE ballot to be valid, state law
prohibits anyone who votes for a minor
party in the primary from voting in any
other race.
MacLeod declined to speculate on
campaign strategy should Anderson
backers fail in their Aug. 5 ballot access
bid but said "we would never write
Michigan off.
"It's too important a state for us," he
said. "We have to get on the ballot. We

Carrier Midway collides
with Panamanian vessel
WASHINGTON (AP)-The 64,000-ton U.S. aircraft carrier sing the notification of relatives, officials said.
Midway and the Panamanian-registered merchant ship Cac- The 1,000-foot-long Midway, with a crew of about 4,500 of-
tus collided yesterday in Far Eastern waters. Two U.S. sailors ficers and enlisted personnel, is the only U.S. aircraft carrier
were killed and three injured, the Navy said. now operating in the western Pacific region.
Officials at the Pentagon reported the collision, saying Its home port is Yokosuka, Japan.
that the Midway sustained some damage. ASKED WHETHER THE Navy will move another carrier
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION indicated there were no into the area to replace the Midway in the wake of the
casualties aboard the Cactus, and the extent of damage to the collision, the Navy said in a statement: "It is unknown pt this
merchant ship was not immediately known, the Navy said. time how this incident will affect future deployment of
The collision occurred in a passage between Palawan Pacific Fleet carriers."
Island in the Philippines and North Borneo, about 450 The Navy's carrier resources are strained by the
nautical miles southwest of the U.S. naval base at Subic Bay necessity to keep two such ships in the Indian Ocean-Arabian
in the Philippines. Sea area at all times.
The Navy said an investigation will be made of the cir- The Midway, oldest carrier in the fleet, was on its way to
cumstances surrounding the accident, and it avoided any Singapore for a port visit, accompanied by a guided missile
implication of responsibility by either the carrier or the mer- cruiser, two frigates and a tanker when the accident oc-
chant ship. curred.
THERE WAS NO immediate identification of the Navy THE NAVY DECLINED to discuss the sequence of events
personnel killed or injured. The names were withheld pen- preceding the collision, or any maneuvering by either ship.

absolutely have to get on the ballot
here."
MACLEOD SAID Anderson backers
have met the ballot access requiremen-
ts so far in 20 states with a total of 234
electoral college votes. In coming
weeks, the campaign will file petitions
in an additional 18 states.
Because of an assortment of legal
challenges, it could be "well into Sep-
tember or early October"._before the
Anderson camp knows how many state
ballots it will be running on in Novem-
ber, MacLeod said.
"We're going all out to get on every
state ballot," he said.
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