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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, August 7, 1985
Mourners remember Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (UPI) -Some Yasuhiro Nakasone and Hiroshima At one end of the park - near
55,000 people, among them survivors Mayor Takeshi Araki, a survivor of "ground zero" of the blast zone - sat
of the atomic bomb attack that opened the bombing, reflected on the day's the skeletal "Atom Bomb Dome," the
the nuclear age insa whit-hot flash 40 theme: "No more Hiroshimas." city's former.Chamber of Commerce
years ago, mourned the dead yester- "I STRONGLY desire, as prime and Industry Building, which has
day and prayed there will be "No minister of the world's only nation been left unrepaired asa grim remin-
MoreHiroshimas." which suffered from the catastrophe der of the holocaust.
Mourners from all over the world of nuclear weapons, the ultimate
jammed the riverside Peace destruction of nuclear weapons and Outside the park, several hundred
Memorial Park for an emotional for eternal peace for the world," pacifist protesters, many wearing
mrigte4tanie-Nakasone said, white robes, lay down in the streeta in
ceremony marking the 40th annver- Nakasone later visited hospitalized a mock "die-in" at the moment of the
sary of the Hiroshima blast. "hibakusha," or bomb victims still blast to dramatize their anti-nuclear
AT 8:15 A.M., the minute on Aug. 6, 'ufrn rm aito-ndcdmsae
1945 when the first atomic device used suffering from radiation-induced message.
in war was dropped from the bomb ailments, at the city's Atomic Bomb
bay of the U.S. B-29 bomber Enola Hospital, where he renewed his As a band played requiems, sur-
Gay, the huge throng stood in silence pledge to workfor peace. vivors, mourners and foreign visitors
as temple bells tolled and air raid Seven "hibakusha" appealed for placed yellow and white chrysan-
sirena wailed through the tree-lined free medical care for both the sur- themum wreaths at the foot of a sad-
streetsa of the rebuilt city. vivors and their families, many of dle-shaped tomb where bound
A flock of 1,500 white doves, sym- whom suffer from radiation-induced volumes of names of victims are kept.
bolizing peace, was released into the hereditry illnesses. Araki added three volumes with the
overc sumer srsky. Men and Police said 30,000 people jammed names of 25,410 bomb victim: whodied
overcast smen wept r openly as hundreds o the park and another 25,000 thronged or were identified during the past
peoplenspontanoulyangndrescethe surrounding streets for the year. The list of known dead now
people spontaneously sang a peace memorial service, including almost totals 138,690.
song composed for the oreinister 13,000 "hibakush."

From United Press International

Shuttle comes home
Calif. - The shuttle Challenger
landed safely yesterday from a
successful science mission that
almost ended eight days ago in
Spain, demonstrating NASA's
ability to bounce back from adver-
In contrast to its limp into orbit
with an engine out, the shuttle flew
an on-target re-entry into the at-
mosphere, swept across Southern
California beaches and glided to a
smooth, but dusty touchdown in the
Mojave Desert.
Commander Gordon Fullerton,
co-pilot Roy Bridges, flight
engineer Story Musgrave and
scientists Karl Henize, Anthony
England, Loren Acton and John-
David Bartoe had traveled 3.3
million miles around Earth in the
name of science.
Sexual harassment
case reopens
LANSING - The Michigan
Court of Appeals yesterday
revived a lawsuit charging a
waitress was subjected to sexual
harassment because of the scanty
uniform her employer required her
to wear.
Donna May Slayton's lawyer
said the decision may have far-
reaching effects, but the West
Bloomfield woman did not live to
see her vindication. She died of
cancer last year at age 49.
Slayton said she suffered sexual
discrimination and harassment
and claimed her employer
harassed her into quitting her job
in retaliation for her filing a com-
plaint with the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission in
federal court.
A Wayne County jury found in
favor of Slayton's employer,
Michigan Host Inc., and one of her
supervisors. A judge ruled in favor
of another supervisor.
Slayton worked in a Detroit
Metropolitan Airport restaurant
operated by Host.

Cosmonauts repair
Soviet space station
MOSCOW - Two cosmonauts
repaired a critical fault in the
power supply of the orbiting
Salyut-7 space station that could
have left it a useless hunk of space
junk and forced the spacemen to
return to Earth, Tass said yester-
In an unusually frank report, the
official Soviet news agency said
that because two solar batteries on
the outside of the station were not
aligned correctly, the supply
system failed and the instruments,
food and water inside the capsule
were frozen.
Crash sparks lawsuit
GRAPEVINE, Texas - In-
vestigators yesterday moved part
of the wreckage of Delta Flight 191
to a hanger used as a makeshift
morgue following the crash that
killed 133 people, and lawyers in
Miami filed the first lawsuits
stemming from the disaster.
"The tail section has been moved
over to the hanger,". Matt
Guilfoyle, a Delta spokesman, said
yesterday. "We got the authority
(from the National Transportation
Safety Board) to move that por-
'Boat ride for peace'
begins in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -
Members of an American religious
group said they would begin
yesterday a "boat ride for peace"
through battle-torn territory and
would hold President Reagan
responsible if they are attacked by
anti-government rebels.
The trip by 31 Americans, 19 of
them from the New York area, is
sponsored by Witness for Peace -
an ecumenical Christian
organization founded two years
ago to protest Reagan ad-
ministration support for the Con-
tras. They planned to leave yester-
day for a two-day trip along the
San Juan River.

Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
A passerby approaches some facsimiles of human shadows on Maynard Street painted on the sidewalk outside
of Dooley's bar. The shadows were painted on sidewalks around the city in commemoration of the 40th an-
niversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Locals commemorate atomic blasts
(ContinuedfromPagel) University Prof. Donald Rucknagel, spit on them and call them com-
When he continued his voice was president of Physicians for Social munists."
trembling: "I saw this destruction Responsibility, spoke about the T
and was scared. I'm still scared. I'm 200,000 deaths that resulted from the "THERE HAS been enormous press
horrified that people can run around two atomic bombs. coverage and the message has been
and shout, 'Kill the "ussians! Kill the THE 40TH anniversary seems to that warfare must be prevented," he
Americans!'" " , leave us on a threshold and it's not en- said.
"Before we do that maybe our tirely clear where we are going to go "Another cause for hope is many of
leaders should go to Hiroshima and Rucknagelsaid. the people involved in warfare are
maybe they'll change their minds" President Reagan seems intense on clearly jumping ship" he said, as
Macklei ysaid. ' 'Star Wars.' "Congress voted to give scientists and retired military men
$2.5 billion for research on the renounce defense policies.
MACKLEM visited Hicone, Japan, Beforeithenceremosyart~Gallhp
Ann Arbor's sister city, with nine program. Before the ceremony at Gallup
other junior high school students to Some people think it's already too Park, people stenciled "death
commemorate the bombings of the late, that we're already beyond con- shadows" on Ann Arbor's sidewalks
two Japanese cities at the end of trol,"he said, to represent the victims of the bom-
World War II. "All of these are a cause for bings who were burned onto the
Macklem's was the first of three pessimism, but there are reasons to pavement.
speeches at last night's ceremony, co- be optimistic," Rucknagel said. "In
sponsored by the Interfaith Council the '40s on Hiroshima Day when Beside some of the figures was in
for Peace and Physicians for Social someone stood with pickets saying inscription that said, "Hiroshima
Responsibility. 'Never again,' people would come and 1945, Ann Arbor 19??"

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