The Michigan Daily
Vol. XC, No. 48-S
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, July 29, 1980
Renegade Dems meet
to lead our ticket," Mondale declared.
FromAPandUPI 'I- 5e7z"I intend to do everything I can to in-
WASHINGTON - A group of disen- n open COflPli1Ol sure his renomination and re-election."
anted congressional Democrats
launched. a lobbying campaign yester-
day aimed at throwing open- the
Democratic National Convention and
denying President Carter
Seven liberal House Democrats, in-
cluding one who supports Carter, held a
news conference to announce formation
of a Committee for an Open Convention,
financed by $200,000 raised by long-time
Hollywood money man Arnold Picker.
PICKER PREVIOUSLY has been
associated with campaigns of Sen.
Henry Jackson (D-Wash.), and
Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, a
third possible compromise candidate.
Rep. Morris Udall (D-Ariz.), the con-
vention keynote speaker, and Vice
President Walter Mondale have also
Mondale told Rep. James Oberstar,
(D-Minn.), in a letter that "I am not a
candidate for the Democratic presiden-
tial nomination this year, and I have no
intention of becoming one. '
"President Carter has won a
majority of the delegates fair and
square, and thereby has won the right
JACKSON MET yesterday with Car-
ter's lone declared challenger, Sen.
Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts.
"We discussed," said Jackson, "what
he sees asa shift in his direction."
But as for his own prospects as either
a presidential or vice presidential
nominee, Jackson said that "I have no
desire to get involved at this time on
any kind of ticket."
One anti-Carter organizer, Rep.
Fortney Stark (D-Calif.), contended as
many as 100 of Carter's 1,981 delegates
have already decided to support the
proposal that would require the release
of delegates pledged to both Carter and
Kennedy. Stark is a Kennedy delegate,
and as such, disassociated himself with
the efforts of the other congressional
"THE NAME of the game is to see
how many votes we can pick up bet-
ween now and the convention," opening
Aug. 11 in New York, he said.
The effort, while supported primarily
by Kennedy delegates, would have the
effect of allowing the convention to
choose someone other than either Car-
ter or Kennedy.
The latest Associated Press survey
shows Carter with 315 delegate votes
more than the 1,666 required for his
party's nomination. A convention rule
backed by Carter forces would require
delegates to vote on the first ballot for
the candidate to whom they were com-
mitted in party primaries or caucuses.
This rule, if upheld, would guarantee
THE DELEGATE-BINDING rule,
opposed by Kennedy's camp, was adop-
ted by the party's rules committee
earlier this month and requires a vote
of the full convention.
House Democrataic leader James
Wright of Texas said while many
Democrats in Congress are uneasy
about Carter's chances in November
against Republican nominee Ronald
Reagan, he was sure the dump-Carter
effort would blow over and that the
president would be renominated.
Stark said his claim that 100 Carter
delegates were now ready to join' the
approximately 1,250 Kennedy delegates
in voting to open the convention was a
"shot in the dark" estimate and not
based on a firm count. The A tally
gives Kennedy 1,234 delegate votes.
. Rep. Michael Barnes (D-Md.) said
since he became a spokesman last
Friday for the original group seeking an
open convention, political leaders and
citizens have been calling him asking
where they can send money.
Rep. Thomas Downey (D-N.Y.) told a
reporter he thinks Carter would emerge
from the convention "a much stronger
candidate" and in much better shape to
battle Reagan if he submits his name to
an open convention and is still able to.
win the nomination.
FORMER PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON is greeted upon his arrival at Cairo Airport yesterday by Egyptian Minister
of Transportation and Communications Suleiman Metwally. Nixon travelled to Egypt for the funeral of the deposed
Shah of Iran.
Nixon to attend funeral of
deposed Shah in alro
From APand UPI
CAIRO, Egypt-Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the king who
became a homeless outcast, will be buried in foreign soil
today in a funeral attended by just a handful of world
figures-an American president driven from office, a
dethroned monarch and an Egyptian leader who befriended
him when others would not.
The U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Alfred Atherton Jr., was
designated by Washington to attend the funeral. Former
President Richard Nixon flew to Cairo yesterday to join in
the final rites for the deposed Shah of Iran.
HE TOLD REPORTERS at Cairo airport that the Carter
administration's treatment of Pahlavi was "one of the black
pages of American foreign policy."
"I come to Egypt this time to pay my last respects to a
friend for 30 years, a loyal friend and an ally of the U.S.,"
Nixon said. He was accompanied by his son-in-law Edward
The State Department in Washington said Atherton's
designation was withheld until funeral arrangements were
complete. The cautious announcement did not say Atherton
would represent the United States.
BUT AN OFFICIAL who asked not to be identified noted
that as ambassador Atherton represents President Carter
in Egypt and said "in that sense" he would be Carter's
representative at the funeral.
Atherton delivered President Carter's condolences to
Pahlavi's widow, the former Empress Farah Diba, on
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