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Page 8-Wednesday, August 13, 1980-The Michigan Daily




Hello Guinness
The Guinness Book of World Records can chock up another contribution for County Park to stack up 43 picnic tables pyramid-style, to beat the old record
next year's edition. Pranksters took advantage of Muskegon's Twin Lake of 36. Their feat was acknowledged in an apologetic letter to park officials.
U.S. group to print suicide guide
LOS ANGELES (A?) - A new months before the book was finished guide. hasn't been applied," said Humphry,
ganization dedicated to the right of and said plans for its distribution are There was no immediate comment on who was questioned by British police in
terminally ill to "self-deliverance" incomplete. the proposed book from the California connection with' his 42-year-old wife's
id yesterday it intends to publish a In London on Monday, Exit said it attorney general's office. death by drug overdose but was never
ide to suicide. The announcement would not publish its booklet because Scott suggested the law may be out- prosecuted.
mes' a day after a British group attorneys had advised group officials moded.
andoned plans for a similar they could be prosecuted under a law. "THERE IS NO shortage of infor- HUMPHRY, SCOTT and Hemlock
making it a crime to aid or abet a mation in this culture on how to commit president Gerald Larue, a religion
blication. suicide, suicide," he said. "You can't watch TV professor at the University of Southern
Members, of the Santa Monica-based AN 1873 SECTION of the California for three hours without seeing several California, stressed repeatedly that the
mlock society told a news conference Penal Code contains a similar examples." group does not advocate suicide as a
eir book will consist of euthanasia provision, but Dr. Richard Scott - an He said the means of death in the solution for emotional problems or even
se histories, including methods of attorney, licensed physician and mem- Hemlock book would be "less ap- as the best way to deal with a painful
ath, and will be less overtly clinical ber of Hemlock's advisory board - said palling ... than already depicted on terminal illness.
an the controversial 30-page, "Guide "we would certainly contest any soap operas." "We're not advising people to die,"
dthdelvr ne bok l tb annBu prosecution" challenging the Hemlock "The law is there in America, but it Humphry said.


group Exit.
BUT HEMLOCK director Derek
Humphry, a Britishauthor who
detailed his cancer-stricken wife's
suicide in a 1978 book entitled "Jean's
Way," said the Hemlock volume, being
written by him and his new wife, Ann
Wickett, "does help people to under-
stand waysg9f self-deliverance."
Humphry said it might be several
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Democrats ratify 1980 platform

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Reagan's current position on major
issues with more conservative stands
he took as governor of California.
"The same Republicans who are
talking about the crisis of unem-
ployment have nominated a man who
once said - 'Unemployment insurance
is a prepaid vacation plan for
freeloaders.' That nominee is no friend
of labor."
Democratic National, Convention
assured, President Carter spent most of
yesterday fishing and working on the
speech he will deliver Thursday night
accepting his party's presedential
While aides said he was working on
the speech, two photographers spotted
the president fishing in a stream
several miles from Camp David, the
presidential retreat. He spent about an
hour fly fishing, standing ankle-deep in
the mountain stream.
But work on the speech was apparen-
tly the theme of his five-day visit to the
retreat in the Catoctin Mountains of
Maryland. He consulted Monday with
Hendrik Hertzberg, his chief speech-
writer, who was summoned to Camp
David on Sunday evening. z
THE PRESIDENT is flying to New
York City early Wednesday morning by
way of Newark IntrotiQnal Airport.A

Marine helicopter will carry him ac- Jimmy Carter."
cross the Hudson River to the conven- Mayor Coleman Young of Detroit, a
tion city, for his 50-hour visit. tireless Carter partisan, said he expec-
While there was discord at the con- ted Kennedy's support for the Carter
vention, a good many of the losers were ticket, telling an interviewer: "There's
signing on with the ticket. Mark Hogan, no place to go except Ronald Reagan."
the Colorado state chairman and a "Togetherness 1980" buttons
Kennedy man, said he was ready to put sprouted on the lapels of Kennedy sup-
on a Carter button. "I truly do not want porters from California, and party
bitter,. hateful divisions now," he said. leaders urged unity behind Carter as
"And with 'Ronald Reagan' as a sort of the convention took up the platform at
rallying cry, we will be able to re-elect its second session Tuesday.
Still no eontraet for TEU


(Continuedfrom Page2)
our belief that AATA management
cooperated in putting out this letter in
hopes of dividing Union members."
Ettinger said that comparing han-
dwriting makes TEU leaders think the'
letter was written by one of the three
"scabs" that AATA hired during the
strike. She said the letter's dark spots
made it appear to have been duplicated
on the copier of AATA's Downtown In-
formation Center, and added that
"Many TEU members have new home
addresses (to which the letters were
sent) that they did not write dawn on
their original applications. The only
people with access to these addresses
are AATA management personnel."
"We waited a long time to make:this

public," Ettinger explained, "But since
Simonetta is now trying to fire some of
our members for swearing on the picket
line, we think we should let the public
know what dirty business is being done
by AATA people."
Simonetta denied that AATA
management had anything to do with
the letter. "I certainly don't have
anything to substantiate what she
said," he said when contacted at home
last night. "If; as I believe, only Union
people were involved in putting out that
letter, I don't think TEU should drag
AATA into their own problems." He
added that he would cooperate fully
should TEU decide to further in-
vesxigate thenatter.;, ,z{

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