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San Fran.
arrested at least 100 anti-war demon-
strators in the heart of the financial
district yesterday while up to 50,000
peace advocated prepared to rally out-
side the underground hall where the
Democratic National Convention was
under way.
Many of the demonstrators arrested
for blocking traffic in the downtown
business district were punk rockers af-
filiated with a group called "the War
Chest Tours," a police spokesman said.
SCORES of riot-clad officers moved
in for the arrests when the demon-
strators refused to disperse and sat
down on California Street, route of one
of the city's cable car lines.
Police said at least 100 people were
arrested for conspiracy to commit a
misdemeanor and blocking a sidewalk,
and were taken to the Hall of Justice
across town.
A spokeperson for the demonstrators
said the group had intended to conduct
a tour of financial district companies
they claimed had connections with the
Democratic party.
among several in the city yesterday.
Later in the day, some 50,000 peace
advocates made their bid to get the at-
tention of the Democratic Party by
matching the hoopla inside Moscone
Center with a giant rally outside the
underground hall.
Some 500 organizations wer expected
to take part in the "Vote Peace in '84"
gathering. Randall Forsberg, chair-
man of the group Nuclear Freeze, said
pre-convention lobbying was successful
and the proposed Democratic platform
contains nine of 10 points sought hy
peace groups.
The peace rally followed Sunday's
parades by labor union members and
homosexual rights advocates, who
jammed downtown streets in a pair of
rallies that attracted 300,000 people.
Despite some minor scuffles and
heckling during the gay parade, only
one arrest was made and police said it
was not directly connected with the

Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale and running mate Geraldine Ferraro greet supporters during a
rally in Moscone Center yesterday. Standing behind them, from left, are: Gloria Steinem; Rep. Lindy Boggs of
Louisiana, Bella Absuz, Dorothy Heights of Washington, D.C., and Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman of New York.

Mondale to meet with
(ContinuedfromPage 1)
relented to the request for a joint opening of the Democratic National
session because, "They said this is Convention to press a campaign for
what they wanted. I really had no deep party unity - an essential element in
objections, so I went ahead and that's the formula for forcing Ronald Reagan
what it'll be." out of the White House.
Mondale's running mate, Geraldine Both Hart and Jackson, Mondale's
Ferraro, also arranged to attend the last two challengers for the presidential
meeting, an aide said. banner, came to the convention city
Mondale, with the New York without conceding that the Minnesotan
congresswoman at his side, swept into has the nomination sewn up.
the city by the bay to a rousing welcome Mondale greeted with good humor -
and he promised a chanting crowd of but apparently some skepticism - a
feminists that a Mondale-Ferraro ad- question about a report that Hart inten-
ministration would make the American ded to have his name placed in
dream a reality "for everyone." nomination, but to bow out before the
BUT MONDALE quickly turned his final vote is ratified so Mondale could
attention from the hubbub of the be nominated by acclamation.

"I HAVEN'T heard that," Mondale
said, "but I'd be willing to hear it."
Earlier yesterday, Jackson met with
Bert Lance, the newly annointed Mon-
dale campaign chief, and Democratic
Party Chairman Charles Manatt to
work out differences on platform
planks, and Manatt said Jackson would
play a "leadership role" in the party
this fall.
Hart tenaciously has refused to give
up his quest for the nomination and said
yesterday that if he becomes the
presidential nominee he, too, would
name Rep. Ferraro as his running

Youth issues raised at convention

(Continued from Page 3)
In the past two years, Brown has
masterminded a massive state-wide
voter registration program including
an effort on college campuses which
added more than 50,000 student voters
to the rolls.
In addition to registration and voting,
Brown stressed the importance of
students becoming involved in party
politics and running for local offices.
Brown himself successfully ran for the

Ohio state legislature at age 21, becom-
ing the youiigest member ever.
At least 300 college students and other
young activists participated in
workshops designed for the training
and education of young people for effec-
tive participation in the election this
fall, said organizer Bill Morton who
recently graduated from Georgetown
University in Washington and was
chairman of the NAACP youth and

'U' delegation plans a 'coup 'for Hart
(Continuedfrom Page 1) meeting of the Hart delegates from political caucus organizing a team of
Mondale's firing and subsequent Michigan yesterday and a series of per- whips on the convention floor who
rehiring of Party Chairman Charles sonal appearances by Hart, the Univer- represent a coalition of women's
Manatt may cost Mondale enough votes sity's students who are pledged to the groups.
to force the convention into a second Colorado senator began to have second Also pledged to Hart are delegates
ballot. thoughts. Jessica Wasserman, a third-year law
"OUR PREMISE has always been "I was real down before I got here," student, and LSA studnet Colleen
that if Mondale can't win on the first said LSA student Steve Winkelman, an McGrath, an alternate.
ballot he can't win ever," Blumenthal alternate pledge to Hart, "but now I Another University student is here by
said. think he might be able to pull something way of Washington. Last winter, LSA
Dann will be the walkie-talkie off. I'm really reinspired." student Ellen Golin was one of a group
carrying aid to one of Hart's super- MAURA BRUEGER, an LSA senior of students trying to organize students
whips, the nine well-known politicans who is a Hart delegate, said Hart's for Ohio Sen. John Glenn's presidential
who will tour the convention floor confident attitude and the optimism of campaign. After Glenn withdrew from
working with Hart delegates. Almost the Hart staff has renewed her hope the race, Golin said some friends
everyone came to San Francisco con- that he might win. In addition to her helped her find a summer internship
vinced that Mondale would walk away duties as a delegate, Brueger is with the Democratic Naitonal
with the nomination, but after a caucus working with the National Women's Committee's press office.

college division.
The training program - the Hubert
H. Humphrey Institute for students and
the Democratic National Training
Academy for Candidates and Cam-
paigners - dealt with topics such as
fighting the "new right on campus",
youth labor organizing, and
establishing party groups on campus,
Morton said.
For informotion,
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An ror, MI

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