The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, August 6, 1985- Page 3
Death shadows' mark Hiroshima event
From United Press International
Tolling church bells at the exact
time an atomic bomb destroyed
Hiroshima 40 years ago highlighted
events planned yesterday to remind
the world of the horrors of nuclear
As observances continued nation-
wide to mark today's anniversary of
the U.S. atomic bombing of
Hiroshima - the first use of nuclear
weapons in war - thousands of others
geared up for a night-long task of
sketching symbolic "death shadows"
on city streets worldwide.
LATE LAST night and into the mor-
ning, bands of "streetpainters"
equipped with shadow stencils and
chalk and water, traced their outlines
on streets and sidewalks to symbolize
the shadows left on the ground in
Hiroshima when people were
vaporized by the nuclear blast.
Andy Robbins, a spokesman for the
Performers and Artists for Nuclear
Disarmament in Portland, Ore., that
coordinated the International Shadow
Project, said the group has confirmed
322 "shadow projects" in 20 different
countries and 43 states.
"The most common practice will be
for people to go out at night in small
teams, use non-permament
whitewash, have somebody trace
their own outline and use that," he
said in a telephone interview.
THE SKETCHES, of children,
frier-Is and pets will center on "poten-
tial Ground Zeroes," he said. "We will Some face possible arrest for their
flood those areas with streetpainters actions.
for the people that got burned into the Bells tolled in New Hampshire,
pavement." Hawaii and Washington D.C. at 8:15
He said communities around the awaii and WastD t 8:15
world, "from Iceland to Argentina a.m., exactly 40 years after the bomb
from Perth, Australia, to Des Moines, was dropped on Hiroshima Aug. 6,
Iowa," will by sunrise today have 1945.
painted more than 100,000 shadows on In Honolulu, an observance was
streets and sidewalks around the scheduled to coincide with
world. Hiroshima's own memorial
ceremony, including a 12-minute
telephone hook-up in which the tolling
of the Peace Bell from Hiroshima's
Peace Park would be heard in the
At an informal news center con-
ference in the Oval Office, however,
President Reagan said: "We dropped
the bomb to end what was the greatest
war in man'shistory."
Moscow condemns U.S. for Hiroshima
MOSCOW (UPI) - Soviet leader Mikhail Gor- bombs. followed suit.
bachev called the U.S. atomic bombings of Gorbachev's letter, carried by the official Tass He contended that the West's refusal to com-
Hiroshima and Nagasaki "barbarous" yesterday news agency, was to mark the 40th anniversary of pletely eliminate nuclear weapons had forced
and told Japan that he hopes to prevent the the U.S. bombings, an event that is being given Moscow to seek "possible intermediate solutions"
tragedy "from ever being repeated anywhere in wide coverage in the Soviet press with a focus on at the Geneva, Switzerland, arms talks.
the world." the horrors and damage caused by the United "We encounter on the part of the West an absen-
"I deeply sympathize with the grief and terrible States. ce of readiness to achieve a complete prohibition
sufferings that fell to the lot of the victims of the Last week he said the Soviet Union would and liquidation of nuclear arms," Gorbachev said.
barbarous American atomic bombings of refrain from nuclear testing for five months to Washington has dismissed Gorbachev's
Hiroshima and Nagasaki," Gorbachev wrote in a mark the anniversary and would prolong the moratorium proposal as a propaganda ploy to
reply to a letter from Japanese victims of the moratorium indefinitely if the United States capture world attention.
Conflict can add to relationships
By JENNIFER TAYLOR
People have many reasons for get-
ting involved in a romantic relation- 'I think too many people today hand their
ship - for security, for example- problems over somebody to
but essentially, people want to love
and be loved," said Tom Morson, a resolve.
senior counselor at University Coun- -Zena Zumeta
One thing people don't usually look Local mediator
for is conflict, but according to social
work Prof. Helen Weingarten, conflict
is unavoidable in nearly all relation- sity as well as unlikelihood of solution. bring them into conflict, and/or don't
ships, and is not a bad thing. But in my view, that's not an ac- have the skills to handle them," she
WEINGARTEN said conflict is curatre way of looking at many con- added.
essential to the growth of the relation- flicts where there clearly are dif- One way to deal with a conflict is to
ship. "People are often attracted to ferences, but they're unsolvable," try to look at the problem from the
someone who complements them- Weingarten said. other person's perspective, according
selves, who is different from them- "I THINK the real problem is that to Zena Zumeta of the Ann Arbor
selves in ways that they might like to people fail to confront the problem Mediation Center. "The way I ap-
be different," she said. and confront the other person, rather proach conflict is that the only -way to,
She cautioned that exteme differen- than thinking creatively about a resolve it is to meet each other's
ces can often drive a couple apart. whole range of strategies that they needs," she said.
This doesn't mean that two people might use to solve the problem: The best thing for people to do is
with different values and backgroun- collaboration, compromise, work out differences together, she ad-
ds cannot get along; only that they whatever," she said. ded.
have to make more concessions, And when a conflict is left Zumeta said she finds it interesting
Weingarten said. unresolved, it can lead to an all-out when people come into her office for
- The problem begins, she said, when war, Weingarten said. help with personal problems. "I think
a conflict is left unresolved. "I think "You know the relationship is in too many people today hand their
people tend to avoid conflict because trouble when people can't problems over to somebody else to
in their minds conflict means inten- acknowledge the differences that resolve," she said.
Couni3 rejects new towing ordinance
By SUSAN GRANT involved in private arguments, according to City Attorney
4 The Ann Arbor City Council last night unanimously Bruce Laidlaw.
rejected an ordinance that would have allowed illegally The ordinance was rejected partly because a landlord
parked cars to be towed without involving the police. might tow a tenant's car for personal reasons, not for
- Currently, if someone wants a car that is parked on his violating parking codes, for example, increasing the
property to be towed, he must call the police to prevent number of illegally towed cars.
fights and make sure the car isn't damaged while being The cost of towing cars was another reason the ordinan-
towed. The current law applies to University property. ce was drafted. The city pays up to $50,000 a year for
BUT MANY councilmembers said eliminating police towing, according to Director of Transportation John
supervision of towing could lead to serious conflicts over Robbins.
whether a car should be towed. And even though parking code violators pay for the
"If a problem develops out-of-hand, then by having the towing and storage costs of their cars, the city pays for a
police there, it may settle things down," said Coun- policeman to supervise the towing.
Associated Press cilmember James Blow (R-Second Ward). "It's better to Last year, there were 1,100 towings in the city, which
have the police there to begin with than possibly calling Robbins said forced the city to hire one extra full-time
them at a later point." worker to handle the load.
In addition, it's easier to determine if the car is towed Councilman Lowell Peterson (D-First Ward) requested
carefully if a police officer is at the scene. "Having a information on exactly how much it costs the city to tow
u t policeman at the scene means there is an impartial obser- cars.
seat a mountainvistaa he sails ver to see the car is handled properly," Blow said. Laidlaw agreed to conduct a formal study of the cost
rondacksin the distance yesterday. THE ORDINANCE was drafted partly because some and draw up a new ordinance when the study is com-
councilmembers felt the city, by towing cars, was getting pleted.
This sailboarder has a front row
across Lake Camplain with the Adii