Participants clutch candles in the chilly pre-dawn hours Saturday during the annual World Peace Celebration at the University of Utah's Kingsbury Hall. The celebration is observed with gatherings worldwide, each beginning its observance at noon Greenwich Mean Time (4:30 a.m. in Salt Lake City) to call for peace in the coming year. Global attendance was projected at over 1 billion. This year the event _ which draws people from all walks of life to enjoy music, spoken wishes for peace and a candlelight service _ included members of the Soviet inspection team, in Utah to monitor INF treaty agreements. University of Utah law professor Edwin Firmage told those gathered that he would continue to invite the Soviets to his home each month until the Pentagon lifts its ruling banning such visits. He said the government should aid, not forbid, efforts to extend "the hand of loving fellowship to our brothers, who have left their families to make our fragile peace more secure."