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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - November 28, 1986, Galveston, Texas                                10B Friday Morning November 28 1986 Israeli government facing criticism By RUTH SINAI Associated Press Writer TEL AVIV Israel AP Israels govern ment on Thursday faced a growing chorus of criticism over its handling of the secret weapons deal with Iran Some legislators said the deal could damage Middle East peace ef forts Critics also said that the political leadership should have consulted with all Cabinet members before making the deal and that those who carried it out acted in an unprofessional manner Foreign Minister Shimon Peres has said Israel shipped weapons to Iran on behalf of the United States in an effort to free American hostages in Lebanon He denied Israel handled the payments for the arms and said Israel did not know that Iranian funds were channeled to Nicaraguan Contra rebels Some analysts say that in dealing with Iran Israel has alienated Jordan and Egypt the only two countries in the Middle East with which Israel has links Egypt and Jordan support Iraq in its 6yearold war against Iran a nonArab country ruled by Shiite Moslem fundamen talists The fundamentalist Shiite Moslem world presents a danger for the other world with which we can reach Ezer Weiz man a minister without portfolio said in a na tionally televised interview The arms deals with Iran do not sit well with Egyptian President Hosni Mubaraks efforts to persuade his people and his neighbors that peace with Israel is Haaretz newspaper said Other legislators noted that Israel shipped weapons to the same government that backs Shiite guerrillas attacking Israeli soldiers in south Lebanon Weizman a former defense minister and an architect of Israels 1979 peace treaty with Egypt also criticized the government for mak ing the deal without consulting all Cabinet members y Peres has said the decision was made only by himself Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin This effects our future its too important a decision to be made by only three people Weizman said Trade and Industry Minister Ariel Sharon said the arms deal was conducted by amateurs the newspaper Al Hamishmar said It said the thrust of Sharons criticism was directed against Amiram Nir who was Peres adviser on counterterrorism when Peres was prime minister Sharon a former defense minister made his remarks at a closeddoor meeting of the governments 10member defense committee Israeli sources have told The Associated Press that Nir headed the arms project along with his American counterpart Lt Col Oliver L North of the National Security Council North was fired Tuesday and his superior Vice Adm John Poindexter resigned According to Israeli news reports Israel began selling arms to Iran soon after the begin ning of the IranIraq war but Israel has denied it was seeking to tip the balance in favor of Iran Israel traditionally has viewed Iraq as a cons tant threat while some analysts see a chance of closer ties to Iran after Ayatollah Khomeini Contra leaders meet in Miami MIAMI AP Contra leaders met Thursday to develop strategy to combat a potentially major setback on the Washington politi cal front which they see as crucial to their efforts against Nicaraguas Sandinista govern ment The three directors of the Unit ed Nicaraguan Opposition who deny they received money from the Iran arms deal but acknowl edge receiving services for which they did not pay met at head quarters here and planned more sessions throughout the weekend said spokeswoman Marta Sacasa UNO which means one in Spanish was formed last year as an umbrella organization for various antiSandinista groups and represents most of the Contra forces UNO director Alfonso Robelo flew here from Costa Rica on Wednesday to join Adolfo Calero and Arturo Cruz who live in the Miami area in dealing with the Reagan administrations crisis and its possible effects on aid to their group A joint statement Wednesday night denied any UNO knowledge of the million to million in profits from the Iran arms sales that Attorney General Edwin Meese III said was diverted to the Contras They three UNO direc tors also said they knew nothing of Swiss bank accounts from which the Contras reportedly drew the money The arms deal controversy comes a month after the Contras won a victory for their effort when Congress approved million in aid Several congressional leaders have said this week they will op pose any new Contra aid because of the apparent bypassing of the ban on military aid that was in ef fect during the Iran arms deal The UNO leaders called the controversy an internal prob lem of the government and said they had broken no laws They urged that support continue for their struggle against the Sandinista They suggested that the millions in question could have funded supply drops by air such as the one involving Eugene Hasenfus the lone survivor of an Oct 5 cargo mission shot down in Nicaragua We have received services especially that we did not con tract that we did not pay for that we did not know how much did cost and that benefited us How ever I dont know where the money came from to pay for this I refer especially to the air said Calero who besides being a UNO director is a leader of the Nicaraguan Democratic Force the main Contra fighting Staff pholo by Jim Cruz Mario Martinez a leadman with the Galveston to torch a from piece of Wharves tufi aibo sam mey Knew nothing of force kneels to torch a bolt from a piece of railroad track The and33rdst was conducted between Takeover plays surge up rumor mill heats up NEW YORK AP After the takwwpr crwnlafnr TJC s JL NEW YORK AP After the Ivan Boesky insider trading scan dal erupted market watchers said the case wouldnt slow merger ac tivity but they predicted a cooling of the frenzied speculation that often precedes takeover bids At first the predictions ap peared accurate But in short order Wall Streets rumor mill began stirring again Boesky was Wall Streets top takeover speculator His settle ment of insidertrading charges and the governments widening investigation on Wall Street were expected to dry up the wave of takeover rumors that had swelled in the weeks before Boeskys downfall The lull was brief Takeover ac tivity surged this week with multibilliondollar bids for Carter Hawley Hale Stores ChesebroughPonds Inc and BorgWarner Corp Yet before each of those offers was announced there was a noticeable absence of the widespread rumors that usually signal that deals are imminent and reveal which players are in volved To be sure the three companies that received proposals had been known as potential takeover targets For example Minneapolis financier Invin Jacobs who bid at least billion for BorgWarner had said he owned percent of the company and might seek con trol But Jacobs actual proposal together with American Brands billion offer for Chesebrough and the joint billion bid by Limited Inc and Edward J DeBartolo Corp for Carter Hawley apparently were not preceded by massive public speculation The price of Chesebroughs stock rose only a share to Tuesday and after the market closed American Brands announced a offer Earlier in the day there was talk that Chesebroughs price jump reflected rumors that RevJon Group Inc might make a bid But there did not appear to be widespread rumors of American Brands making its of fer The Carter Hawley case also suggested that while there might have been recent speculation that the retailer was a target any rumors about who might make a bid and at what price were rela tively minimal r I lid I Fifth anniversary of Natalie Woods death passes LOS ANGELES AP Just lives pnHprf LOS ANGELES AP Just beyond the reach of the spreading limbs of a laurel tree is the 5 yearold grave of actress Natalie Wood where a steady procession of fans drops by daily to leave flowers and notes and to remember Two Hollywood actresses whose lives ended abruptly Marilyn Monroe and Miss Wood lure more than 100 visitors each day to Westwood Memorial Park a tiny CetTlAforu ciirrnnnrlorl Vnph TMGP J 1IOC buildings Actor Robert Wagner is often seen staring at the garde niacovered grave of his late wife the darkeyed beauty of 60 movies who drowned five years ago Saturday in the chilly ocean water off Santa Ca talina Island He will just drive iri arid stand there He walks around then leaves The girls come said cemetery spokesman Bill Pierce Tourists and fans come in every day both to Marilyns crypt and Natalies Pierce said The celebrity final resting spots are also on a Japanese tourist agency iimousineshuuie route Its as close as were ever go ing to get Im not a big fan of cemeteries but I do want to pay my said Adrianne Drugs helped King George die By BEN7 DOBBIN Associated Press Writer LONDON AP A histori an said Thursday the late doc tor for the royal family Lord Dawson of Penn had no qualms about injecting the mortally ill King George V with morphine and cocaine to speed his death There was no comment from the royal family about the revelations concerning the death in 1936 of the grandfa ther of Queen Elizabeth II But a biographer of George V called the doctors actions nothing short of and a expert on the British peerage said the kings never would have condoned euthanasia In an article in the magazine History Today British histori an Francis Watson said the 70yearold kings doctor ad ministered separate injections of morphine and cocaine about 40 minutes before George V died Jan I am certain Dawson was convinced he was acting cor rectly and I have no doubt had had no qualms about it at Watson told reporters Thurs day He maintained Dawson wanted to ease the suffering of the king who had recurrent bronchial and heart problems But Kenneth Rose biogra pher of George V said Dawsons actions nothing short of murder in the eyes of the law There is no such thing as mercy killing Therefore Dawson committed Watson said the doctors notes now in the archives at Windsor Castle stressed the importance of the kings death being announced in the prestigious morning papers including The Times rather than in the evening papers George V was succeeded by his eldest son King Edward VIII who abdicated 11 months later to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson King Edward VIII was succeeded by his brother King George VI father of the reigning queen The doctors notes indicate George Vs wife Queen Mary and his oldest son told Dawson they did not want the kings life prolonged if his illness was mortal Watson said But Rose maintained the doctor did not consult with the queen and the thenPrince of Wales about the injections The royal family did not want Dawson to strive to keep the king alive if he was ob viously dying and in Rose said But they did not intend intentional Euthanasia causing death as a means of ending suf fering is illegalin Britain Harold BrooksBaker publishing director of Burkes Peerage said Queen Mary was intensely religious and would not have sanctioned euthanasia Religion and duty ruled her life Ordinary pleasures played no part in her life as she did not believe in the eas ing of life even in he said Watson 79 said from his north London home that Dawson a former president of the Royal College of Physi cians had planned to disclose the injections in an autobiography but he died in 1945 before it was written Dawson felt he had abso lutely nothing to hide and he never once regretted his ac said In the History Today article Watson quoted Dawson as writing that he decided to determine the end because hours of waiting just for the mechanical end when all that is really life is departed only exhausts the onlookers and keeps them so strained that they cannot avail themselves of the solace of thought com munion or Andersen 32 a fan of the fate ac tress who stood over her grave Saturday This is very personal for me though I cant be here with a lot of said Miss Andersen who recently moved to West Hollywood from Washington Actress Donna Reed is buried 10 feet from Miss Wood Dairy F Zanuck is 40 feet to the west actor Peter Lawford is 30 feet away in a crypt and Miss Monroe is 150 feet to the north Miss Wood was 43 when she ac cidentally slipped from Wagners 60foot yacht Splendour and drowned on Nov Her sudden death stunned Hollywood where she had grown from Natasha Gurdin 4yearold star of Happy to a dramatic adult actress and three time Oscar nominee for perfor mances in Rebel Without a Splendor in the Grass and Love with a Proper Strang She is probably best known for her role as Maria in the movie version of West Side That was my favorite picture with said Pam Mizell 26 of Washington who visited Miss Woods grave a week before the anniversary of her death I was very devastated when I heard she died She was so Again this Christmas season millions of television viewers will see a 9yearold Natalie Wood test the credibility of Santa Claus in the classic Miracle on 34th Its so mysterious to see her on film after shes said Miss Andersen Life is so brief Its still very The loss is still very traumatic for Wagner who declined to comment on the uphappy anni versary through his publicist George Kirvey There were no plans for a public memoria I Wagner cares for Natasha Gregson 16 Miss Woods daugh ter from her marriage to English producer Richard Gregson and Courtney Brooke 12 whom she had with Wagner after they mar ried a second time in 1972 Their first fiveyear marriage ended in 1965 Wagners daughter Katherine 22 who was born when he was married to dancer Marian Mar shall is working for her fathers production company RJ Produc tions Kirvey said All the kids are at home exact ly like Natalie wanted them to Kirvey said Miss Wood left the bulk of an estate estimated in the millions of dollars to Wagner and her daugh ters After her death Wagner gave the yacht Splendour lo he Sea Scouts and he sold their rambling Beverly Hills home and moved to a Sunset Boulevard estate with the girls Kirvey said re i i 11 vviiO SujlICU 111 ItlC 010 Hart to Hart television series and is now working on two TV movies The Samantha Smith Story and an untitled film with Audrey Hepburn has been linked romantically to actress Jill St John They dont live together but they dont see other people Kirveysaid Wagner and the three girls are expected to attend ceremonies on Feb l when the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Miss Wood with a star in the Walk of Fame   

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