Daily Globe, September 12, 1981

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September 12, 1981

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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - September 12, 1981, Ironwood, Michigan Ironwood Tops Hurley (Page 10) Prisoner Candidate For Governor (Page 7) Inside Business Almanac.......9 Comics................14 Editorials'___. A Family Living........ 8 Obituaries..............5 IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE 62nd YEAR, NUMBER IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER FOURTEEN PAGES ONE SECTION SINGLE COPY, 25 CENTS O'Connor Victor In Showdown Biker and the Beak Terry Butler of Jackson, to nose on a busy'street. (AP Laserpholo) .vith his pet macaw, .Napolean, as he waits tor traffic Reagan in No Hurry To Accept Begin Offer An AP New s An alys ib By LAWRENCE L.KNUTSON Associated Press Wriler WASHINGTON The Reagan administration, striving to maintairij'gpod relations with Arab oil nations, is in no hurry, to accept Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin's offer of the use of his country's air and nayal bases. U.S. military planners do not believe the Israeli bases offer the most attractive available launching p.ads for rapidly moving in American forces to protect the oil lifelines of the Persian Gulf should theneedarise. Officials note thai negotiations are well advanced with a number of other Oman and Kenya, on making their, military facilities available if needed in an'emergency. While insisting that the 33-year-old U.S. commitment to Israel is un- shaken, they fear that too close., security ties with Jewish stale might needlessly complicate matters with theArabs. V Begin told reporters at .a' Blair House luncheon Friday tha t his offer N'hiclriricludes storing U.S. tanks in Israel and flying Mediterranean air cover for American transport planes is being discussed by Defense Secretary Caspar Wein- berger and Israeli Defense Minister 'Ariel Sharon, He said such arrangements could become .part of a new era of "strategic cooperation" behveen the two countries in the face of a per- ceived threat to the Middle East by the Sovie t Union and its proxies. At a news conference Thursday, Secretary: of State Alexander: M... .Haig Jr.'made it clear''that-any "strategic partnership" with, Israel i will be limited .by political and practical constraints and .cannot be put together overnight, "The obvious political constraint is our relationship with the said one U.S. official who asked not. to be identified. "It would just be very complicated politically to get involved in something like, (the-use of Israeli bases) 'when we are actively discussing the use of facilities with some of these Arab the official said. "Although they do share a number of our views the threat of Soviet expansionism to the security of the Middle East) (hey have an entirely different attitude toward said. Haig on Thursday said talks were beginning on closer security ties' with Israel. But he said the Israeli side has a more ambitious list of possibile areas of strategic collaboration than does the United States. The more limited U.S. list does include the possibility of joint naval exercises between U.S. and Israeli' forces and preposition! ng U.S. medical supplies in Israel, Haig said. Begin repeated to reporters that Israel will not call on U.S. troops to defend Israeli territory. And, he said he is riot asking for a defense treaty wilhtheUniledStates. By KEVIN COSTELLOE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court nominee Sandra Day O'Connor is emerging from three days of Senate confirmation hearings the apparent victor in a showdown with anti-abortionists opposed to her. On the final day of the hearings before the Senate Judiciary Com- mittee, Mrs. O'Connor received bipartisan pledges to resist anti- abortion pressures in confirmation votes expected next week. "I find something un-American abouisaying anyone could be judged on one issue Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, DOhip, said Friday. "It (abortion) will not be deter- minative for the Met- zenbaum told two prominent anti- abortion witnesses who claim that in the past Mrs. O'Connor has favored. abortion. Mrs. O'Connor says she abhors abortion but that her per- sonal views would not affect her court decisions. Sen. Robert Dole, told the same two anti-abortion witnesses he did not think a nominee should have to "repudiate" the Supreme Court's 1973 decision, which legalized "I can't subscribe to the Kansas Republican told Dr. Carolyn F. Gerster and Dr. John C. Willkeof the National Right to Life Com- mittee. Dole has said he will vote for Mrs. O'Connor'. --r-The committee'sxchairman.-Sen. Strom Thurmond; R'-S.C., also 1 cautioned .at one point Friday, "We're hot'having a hearing on abortion. We're having a hearing on the filness of this lady." After President Reagan an- nounced last July 7 his intention to nominate the 51-year-old Arizona Pet Food Standards Requested By CYNTHIA KYLE j' Associated Press Writer' LANSING, Mich. (AP) should determine' what level of fluoride is harmful to animals and establish. safe standards for. its use in pet a chemical specialist says'. In the meantime, the state should continue checking pet foods for'the looth decay-fighting chemical, says'Larry. Hoicomb of the Toxic.Substance Control Commission. i Holcomb'sV recommendations came Friday as he released results of( commission tests for fluoride in 110. samplesofdogandcatfoods. "i Only a few of the tested products showed! potentially "alarming levels" of Ihe chemical, Hoicomb reported. The testing was prompted after authorities suspected ma t fluoride m ighl be causi ng mysterious bony growlhs in dogs at three private fennels in Allega'n County. Most of Ihe wet and dry pet food contained less lhan 50 parts per million of fluoride, while only, a few were, near lOOppm.Holcombsaid. However, Hoicomb, a cat owner, said he would not, likely feed an animal Chunhmie Medium Dog Biscuits.: The biscuits; produced by Scott Lad Foods, Inc., con- tained 360 ppm of fluoride, the highest amount on the' commission's list He also said he would "have to.think about" feeding a.' pet Dundee Dog Focid, put out by Dundee Feeds. It con- tained 100 parts per million of the chemical, Hoicomb said. Elephant's Tastes Weird appeals court judge, conservatives and anii-abortion groups vehemently promised to block the nomination because of her allegedly pro-abortion votes in the Arizona state senate. Several representatives of those groups spoke against Mrs, O'Con- nor's nomination after her testimony ended. They presented the only noticeable resistance to her nomination to become the first woman on the nation's highest court. Wilkie, who said Mrs. O'Connor's testimony had persuaded him that she supports legalized abortion, declared that a person who does not recognize the "fundamental" rights of an unborn child ''should be disqualified for the federal bench." After the hearings ended, Thur- mond said, lll think she will be confirmed without difficulty. I don't look for many if any Senate votes against her." Powell Moore, the Reagan ad- ministration lobbyist who has SANDRA O'CONNOR guided Mrs. O'Connor's nomination since it was first announced, also confidently predicted her con- firmation. A majority of the Judiciary Committee's 18 members already have said publicly they plan lo vote for her. The committee is expected to vote on her nomination on Tuesday, and the full Senate could take the matter up the next day, If confirmed, Mrs. O'Connor would succeed Justice Polter Stewart, who resigned July 3. Tentative plans have already been made for her swearing-in later this month. Throughout the three days of hearings, Mrs. O'Connor assured the Senate Judiciary Committee of her personal opposition to abortion. "It is simply offensive to me. It's something that's repugnant to me and something in which I would not engage, "she said. However, she gave no hint of how she would vote on abortion as a Supreme Court justice. Her final session before the committee Friday included a lengthy quizzing by Sen. Jeremiah Denton, R-Ala., a key opponent of abortion. She told him she believes teen-age girls should consult with their parents before seeking abortions, but she refused to endorse mandatory parental consent. Mrs. O'Connor also showed her conservative bent during the hearings on a 'number of issues, including opposition lo mandatory school busing, favoring the death penalty forsome crimes and judicial restraint. When asked how she thought she had done at the hearings, Mrs. O'Connor smiled and said, "I hope OK." Deadlock Forces Election Daily Globe Staff RAMSAY The deadlock over appointing a supervisor to the Bessemer Township board will force aspecialeleclion. The vacancy is the seat originally held by Joseph JUrakovich, who died April 30. His post was filed when the board appointed Raymond Ludack to the board. Ludack resigned July 30. The board had 45 days to fill the position and could not reach an agreement, therefore a special election is necessary. At its meeting Friday, the board 'instructed Bessemer Township CJerk Mary Fastelin to notify Gogebic County Clerk Melvin Peterson that an election would be necessary. Fastelin said the county clerk will notify the governor of the situation and the governor's office will set a date for the election. The board also agreed lo ask for specifications on new construclion in the township. The board asked that specifications be drawn up and submitted for a new town hall and a new fire equipment garage. The board also set Sept. 28 at fi p.m. for a public hearing on the amended budget. The public hearing will be held prior to the regular board meeting. In other action at Ifte Friday meeting, the board: the bid from Stem- pihar Brothers for number two fuel oil for the pump house. -Adopted an ordinance dealing with lampering with water shut- down. the Family Practice Center project plan as submitted by the Gogebic County Economic Development Corpora lion. the clerk to check on the legality of seperate water rates. the showers in the township hall would be reopened the week of Sept. 28. The new hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The showers will be open for ladies on Wednesdays and on Thursdays for men. the low end of the list were and SlarKist pralu cts con laining 2 ppm or less of fluoride. Hoicomb stressed that little is known about fluoride's effecls on animals, and that researchers don't know if the chemical orharmful inpetfood. Cphflicting studies show that unusually high levels of fluoride can cause bone deformities in dogs, but that puppies can tolerate as much as 100 ppm, he said. Scientists advise that cattle be fed no more than 20 ppm of the chemical in their food, sheep no more lhan 140 ppm and chicken no more than 300 ppm of fluoride. between 50 and 200 (ppm) is probably a safe Hoicomb said. Fluoride, adde'd to some water supplies lo prevent tooth decay, is not normally part of a pet's diet, Hoicomb ex- plained. II is a natural ingredient of calcium, however, and may he mixed into pet food'with bone meal and calcium phosphates to build strong bones and teeth, he said. Pet owners worried about fluoride can contact animal food manufacturers or have'their brand tested for the ch'emical, Holconibsaid. TheWashinglqn-based Pet Food Institute reacted to the test results, saying they snowed "there'is no basis for the concern over fluoride levels in pet food." The lobby group represent 58 of the nation's largest pet food manufacturers. All sell products in Michigan. "They're (the pet foods) not dangerous. They're not evenclose to said spokesman Robert Wilbur. Packwood Refuses Reagan WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Robert Packwood is refusing President Reagan's request to delay enlisting more senators as co- sponsors of a veto resolution op- posing the sale of AWACS radar planes to Saudi Arabia. "I told him I would not be deterred in my the Oregon Republican said Friday after meeting with Reagan at the While House. Packwood, the leader of Senate opposition to the sale, said 46 senators so far have signed the veto resolution and five others have said they will oppose the sale. That total ef 51 would be enough to pass the veto resolution since a simple majority is all that is required! The sale will go through unless both the House and the Sena te velo.it before Oct. 30. A House veto resolution already has 253 co- sponsors, 35 more than the 213 majority needed fora veto. The billion deal includes selling Saudi Arabia five Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, planes plus gear to in- crease the range and firepower of 62 Saudi F-15 jet fighters. Israel has objected to the sale, saying that AWACS in Ihe hands of the Saudis would endanger its national security. Packwood said Reagan sum- moned him to Ihe White House to ask lha I he be give given "a s fair time as possible to make his case" for the. sale; But the senator said he would .press on in his effort lo obtain more signatures for the veto resolution. however, declined to predict victory. "The president has1 been very persuasive in (he past Far be it from me lo say if these votes we have couldn't be turned he said. "I've always known arithmetic can be said Richard V. Allen, Reagan's national security advviser. Packwood said told reporters he would oppose the AWACS sale until he sees "a visible sign from Saudi Arabia that ihey are interested in the peace process" in the Middle East. He accused the Saudis of doing "everything they can to wreck Ihe peace process." The senator said Reagan argued that blocking the proposed sale would make such foreign policy efforts in Ihe future more difficult. Reagan urged members of Congress in; July not to commit themselves on the sale before his administration could complete tho deal and present its case to them. The administration has formed three (earns to privately brief senators and House members on the sale. I i TULSA, bkla. (AP) What can you feed a elephant lha I enters your place of business'! A compressor and jack bits, among other things, says EdMonnel of R.G.Dalious Construction Co. 'The construction company had been expanding Ihe elephant facilities at Ihe Tulsa Zoo when Ihe elephant visited. t Sneezy, a 10-year-old somehow squeezed: through a, 32-inch hole, in a steel fence, knocked .a pound compressor but unpalatable jackhammer bits and ate 100 feet of rubber hose. A security guard heard a commotion during the night and raced to the elephant area. "We didn't think any of them'could squeeze through a 32-inch gap, but the guard yelled and Sneezy just sucked in his giil and went said Larry Nunley, supervisor of large mammals at the zoo. were told to expect strange Monnel said. "They said elephants arc friendly and agile and might lake things away from us, but there is no way we an- ticipated this." Sncezy showed evidence of his romp and displayed someguiHFriday. "He's got grease and oil all over himself and he's acting sheepish Monnet said. "He knows he did somcthingwrong. taking precautions today. We brought him some old tiresfordessert." V Weather Temperatures (MoreWeatheronPagelZ) For the 24 hour period ending at 10 a.m. today in downtown Iron- wood: high 75, low 47. Previous24 hour period: high 83, low 58. Year ago: high 71, low 53. Rain to date: 19.61 inches. Rain year ago: 20.57 inches. Precipitation to dale: inches. Barometer, 10a.m.: 30.11. Clear to partly cloudy and mild this weekend, Lows tonight In the mid to upper 40s. Highs Sunday in ;