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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 9, 1980-Page 3
Train crushes Chicago man
while bystanders laugh and jeer
CHICAGO (AP)-Some of the dozens
of bystanders laughed and jeered as the
man with one arm in a sling frantically
tried to climb out of the way of a sub-
way train roaring into the station,
But no one went to the aid of Stanley
Simmons, 32, of Evanston, an unem-
ployed cement mason and father of two
children. He was crushed between the
boarding platform and the third car of a
four-car train in an undergound State
Street station in downtown Chicago on
WHILE SUBWAY traffic was tied up
for 25 minutes, firemen freed Simmons
with a hydraulic jack that tilted the
train away from the platform where he
Simmons died three hours later
during surgery at Northwestern
Fire Lt. John Victor was told at the
scene that the crowd was "laughing and
jeering" as Simmons tried to climb
back to the platform, but was hindered
by an injured arm he had in a sling.
"PEOPLE DON'T like to get in-
volved with people who seem down and
out," Victor said. He added that some
of the bystanders apparently thought
they would be electrocuted if they
touched the man while he was on the
But Victor said the electrified third
rail is the farthest from the platfrom
and people "can't possibly be elec-
trocuted helping someone onto a plat-
arm was in a sling. Everybody saw
him. They didn't help. He didn't ask for
any. But they should have anyway, r
guess. I was a little scared of him
'About 60 or 70 people watched him grab;
bing for the platform without helping.'
-Connie Ray, college student
'U' Hospital nurses'
talks show progress
Officer Ray Sloma said Simmons,
who was divorced, apparently was in-
toxicated and that he was carrying a
CONNIE RAY, 22, a college student,
was among the bystanders.
"About 60 or 70people" watched him
grabbing for the platform without
helping, he said.
"When he heard the train, he tried to
get up, but he couldn't," Ray said. "His
myself. I don't know what he was doing
down there on the tracks."
Witnesses gave several versions
Some said Simmons fell onto the tracks
just as the train was coming. Others
said the man was wandering on the
The train's motorman and several
other witnesses said Simmons was run-
ning across the tracks attempting to
climb back on the platform when he
Soviet Communist Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev greets Syrian President Hafez
Assad at the Moscow Airport yesterday. The two are expected to sign a friend-
ship treaty which includes military agreements.
AAFC-Three Strange Loves, 7, 9 p.m., Angell Aud. A.
A-V Services-I'll Find a Way, People You'd Like to Know: Dee and
Diane,.12:10 p.m., SPH II Aud.
Cinema Guild-Black Orpheus, 7,9:05 p.m., Lorch Hall Aud.
Mediatrics-Phantom of Paradise, 7 p.m., The Birds, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
CanterburyLoft-"Kennedy's Children," 8p.m., 332 S. State.
Guild House-Poetry Reading with Steve Cohen and Allen Perlman, 7:30
p.m., 802 Monroe.
School of Music-String Dept. Recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Studio Arena Theater-"Mother Love," 4:10 p.m., Frieze Building.
University Musical Society-Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, 8 p.m., Power
Anthropology-Susan Gregg on "Lakeside Adaptation in S. German
Mesolithic: Does Jochim's Model Fit?," noon, 2009 Museums.
Biology-Lilly Bourguignon, "Transmembrane Interaction in Lym-
phocytes Membranes," noon, 1139 Nat. Sci.
Chemistry-G.D.J. Philles, "Viscosity and Solute Interaction Effects in
Diffusion," 4 p.m., 1200 Chem.
CJS-Margaret Lock, "East Asian Medicine in Contemporary Japan,"
noon, Lane Hall Commons.
CNENAS-Franz Rosenthal, "The Study of Muslim Intellectual and Social
History: Approaches and Methods," 3 p.m., Union Kuenzel Room.
CREES-Gur Ofer, "Who is More Equal? Sex and Income Distribution in
USSR," 4 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
Inst. of Gerontology-John McLeish, "The Continuum of Creativity," 8
p.m., Rackham Aud.
ISR-Delmar Landen, "Transforming Organizations: Principles and
Strategies," 3 p.m., Rackham Amph.
Med. Ctr. Bible Study-Meeting, 12:30 p.m., F2230 Mott Hospital.
MHRI-Jim Roberts on "Regulations of the ACTH Endorphin, Gene
Products," 3:45 p.m., L057 MHRI.
Mich. Econ Society-general business meeting, 5:15 p.m.,. Lansing
Lounge, Econ. Building.I
PIRGIM-Sen. John Hertel, Jerry Strickland, "Toxic Waste in Michigan,"
7:30 p.m., Union Conference Rooms, 4, 5, and 6.
Spartacus Youth League-"The Vanguard Party and the Russian
Revolution," 7:30 p.m., Union Welker Room.
Viewpoint Lectures-Ken Woolmer, "Parliamentary vs. Democratic
Governmental Procedures," 8 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Vision/Hearing-Jochen Schacpt, "Biochemical Studies in the Peripheral
Auditory System," 12:15 p.m., 2055 MHRI.
Alcoholics Anonymous-Open meeting, 8:30 p.m., N2815 U. Hospital.
Ann Arbor Advocates for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth-meeting with
Dr. Cecil Mackey, 7:30 p.m., 602 East Huron.
Campus Weight Watchers-meeting, 5:30 p.m., League Project Room.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship-Meeting, 7 p.m., League and Union.
Int. Ctr.-lunch meeting, "Traineeships Abroad," noon, Int. Ctr. Rec.
PIRGIM-tenants' task force meeting, 6 p.m., 4th floor Union.
Sailing Club-meeting, 7:45 p.m., 311 W. Engin.
Computing Center-Chalk Talk, 12:10 p.m., NUBS Room 111, Introduction
to MTS,.7 p.m., Room 2235 Angell Hall.
CRLT-Workshop, Darl Zinn and Carl Berger, "An Intro. to Using Per-
sonal Computers in Teaching," 3:15 p.m., 109 E. Madison.
Eckankar-Course, "Key to Secret Worlds," 7:30 p.m., 302 E. Liberty.
HRD-Workshop, "Understanding Payroll Procedures," and "Doing
Business with the Cashier's office," 9:30 a.m.
PIRGIM-Killing Ground and workshop, 7:30 p.m., Union Conf. Rooms, 4,
5, and 6.
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By JULIE SELBST
After the close last night of the tenth
negotiating session between University
Hospital registered nurses and ad-
ministrators, a spokeswoman for the
Professional Nurses' Council said that
a tentative agreement has been
reached on approximately 20 out of 70
articles of the nurses' contract curren-
o tly being negotiated.
Margot Barron, head of the six-
person negotiating team for the nurses
declined to comment either on the nur-
ses' demands or on the negotiations
themselves, sying that to do so could
sabotage the progress that has been
OVER 1,000 registered nurses at
University Hospital are represented by
the bargaining unit. That figure in-
cludes all nurses except head nurses,
assistant head nurses, and the acting
director of nursing. Conflict of interest
would force these nurses to negotiate in
a separate bargaining unit, since they
are also University adminsitrators. At
present, no such negotiations are under
Barron also declined to comment on
the prospect of a walkout, adding that
she does not know how much longer
negotiations will continue. She did say,
however, that she expects talks to con-
tinue late into the evening for at least
several more days.
"Where we are in this stage of
bargaining, you're working ard to
come to some sort of agreement," she
said, indicating that she did not wish to
discuss the matter further because the
goals of the union membership in
general might not coincide exactly with
the bargaining unit's progress so far,
which would postpone a contract set-
If the nurses were to decide to walk
out, the hospital would not be left
without nurses. There is a contingency
plan, although University Assistalnt
Personnel Director John Forsyth would
not speculate on the necessity of calling
that plan to action.
The nurses have been working
without a contract since September 30.
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