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The Michigan Daily

VIl v kN CD C

Ann Arbor, Michigan-

-Tuesday, August 12, 1980

Ten Cents

Sixteen Pages

arter's
nomnation
Kssuedas
Kennedy

Touche! A
Two knights demonstrate medieval jousting techniques Sunday on the lawn
of the School of Music on north campus as part of the Medieval Festival. The
combatants are wearing protective helmets and padding and are using
swords made of a lightweight wood.
" Striking bus workers
to return to jobs; will
continue negotiations

drops
NEW YORK (AP) - President Car-
ter was guaranteed renomination last
night in a quick and dramatic finish to
Sen. Edward Kennedy's challenge. The
Democratic National Convention
foretold Carter's victory by sealing his
delegate majority, and Kennedy prom-
ptly withdrew asa candidate.
The story of the Democratic ticket
was written within hours of the opening
gavel at Madison Square Garden - fir-'
st a vote to require that delegates abide
by the promises they made to the can-
didates, then Kennedy's concession
that his nine-month campaign was
over.
"PRESIDENT CARTER'S forces
have won an impressive victory," Ken-
nedy told reporters. "I have just called
President Carter. My name will not be
placed in nomination."
He added: "My efforts for
Democratic principles must continue."
While the delegates clinched Carter's
victory, Kennedy watched from his
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel headquarters as
his last, longshot chance of cracking the
president's majority was undone.
Then he conceded, saying that he was
a "realist," and saw no reason to con-
tinue the challenge.
HE DID NOT say whether he will
campaign for the president against
Republican presidential nominee
Ronald Reagan. Even before Kennedy
withdrew, Carter and his strategists
already had embarked on a con-
ciliatory campaign to gain the
challenger'smendorsement for the
ticket.
Kennedy said he would address the
convention as scheduled when it takes
up the party platform today. "The ef-
fort on the nomination is over," he said.
"But the efforts over Democratic prin-
ciples must and will continue. I con-
tinue to care deeply about the ideals of
the Democratic Party."
Carter won with 270 votes to spare in
the pivotal, opening night test that
closed the only comeback route left to
Kennedy and assured that the president
will again lead the Democratic ticket.
IN THE convention's keynote ad

out
dress last night, Arizona Rep. Morris
Udall, who had supported Kennedy's
'failed challenge to President Carter,
called on divided Democrats to bury
their differences, "be gentle with each
other" and unite around Carter to
defeat Ronald Reagan in November.
"I don't pretend this will be an easy
year," Udall said. His remarks
followed Kennedy's formal withdrawal
from the race.
"If we handle ourselves right in these
next 72 hours, we can come out of here
with a fighting chance to win," Udall
said, mixing his appeal for reunifying
the party with pokes at Republicans
and anecdotes about past Democratic
reconciliations.
WITH THE adoption of the rule that
cemented his hold on a delegate
majority, Carter clearly had the
nomination won.
In effect;,it was winner-take-all in the
rules contest that began the business -
and ended the suspense - at the
Democrats' four-day stand at Madison
Square Garden.
The Democratic rule binds delegates
to first-ballot votes for the nomination
of the candidates they were elected to
See CARTER'S, Page 11
MORE CONVENTION
COVERAGE INSIDE
* The Carter campaign repor-
tedly attempted a lockout of open
convention advocates - Page 3
* Women, minorities threaten
to withdraw-support of Democratic -
Party - Page 3
* Alternate conventions staged
- Page 3

By JOYCE FRIEDEN
After three hours of discussion,
members of the striking Transportation
Employees Union voted last night to
reject the latest contract offer made by
the Ann Arbor Transportation
Authority and return to work at 11 a.m.
today under the terms of the proposed
July 25th contract offer.
TEU membership voted 69-53 to
reject the latest contract offer, which
included better benefits and a guaran-
tee of no reprisals against 11 union
members who had previously ,been
threatened with disciplinary action by
the Transportation Authority because

of their outspokenness during the
strike.
TEU PRESIDENT Harry Kevorkian
said union members held out on this
weekend's contract offer because they
weren't satisfied with the conditions.
"We think if we wait, we can still get
more concessions through," he said.
The strikers will return to work
"pending the results of fact-finding or
negotiations," Kevorkian continued. He
said the Michigan Employment
Relations Commission will decide
whether or not fact-finding is to be used
See STRIKING, Page 14

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