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Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Newspaper) - December 5, 1977, Brainerd, Minnesota The Brainerd daily dispatch Quot Central Minnesota s daily newspaper Quot in the heart of the Lake Region Brainerd. Minnesota 56401. Monday december 5, 1977__ 20 cents vol. 99e no. 103 arabs freeze egyptian relations by Edward Ody Tri Pou Libya a five Arab opponents of egyptian peace overtures to Israel formed a confrontation front against president Anwar Sadat Toda it and announced diplomatic and Token economic sanctions against him Iraq walked out of the Tripoli Summit meeting undermining the United front Sadat s foes hoped to achieve and demonstrating once again the chronic dissension in the Arab world Sadat said the Arab Campaign against him caused him no concern he also told two interviewers in Cairo sundae that the soviet Union was behind the a rubbish at the Tripoli meeting the leaders of Syria Rubya Algeria. South Yemen and the palestinian guerrilla movement agreed in a final communique to freeze Quot diplomatic relations with Egypt thee also called for a Boycott of egyptian companies trading with Israel of which there Are none demanded that the Headquarters of the 21-member Arab league be removed from Cairo and appealed for support for Syria. The chief remaining military threat to Israel the meeting also resulted in a reconciliation among palestinian guerrilla groups and a hardening of palestinian opposition to peace negotiations with Israel Iraq delegates left the libyan Peoples Palace sunday after four Days of wrangling behind closed doors the walkout underlined a Long standing rift Between Iraq and Syria ruled by rival w mrs of the baath socialist party that Are split Over tactics toward Israel syrians intervention in Lebanon and its diversion of the Waters of the euphrates River the iraqis have sent out invitations to an anti Sadat meeting of their own in Baghdad next week and it was believed they refused to join the Tripoli front because it is Likely to be led by syrian president Hafez Assad a the iraqis came to make sabotage a said a spokesman for the Saida palestinian guerrillas. Who Are controlled by Syria he accused the iraqis of being pro Sadat a a a palestinian official said Iraq first demanded that the meeting reject u n Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, the basis of most Arab israeli peace efforts since the 1967 War syrian opposition blocked this the iraqis then demanded that the group declare its intention of creating an anti Sadat front but leave the actual formation to the proposed Baghdad meeting. In what palestinian officials said was a slap at Iraq the Palestine liberation organization issued a statement pro claiming its a total condemnation of any party to the Tripoli Summit that rejects formation of the a a weather Minnesota variable cloudiness tonight and tuesday with occasional periods of Light Snow in the Northeast and a few Snow flurries elsewhere. Much colder tonight and tuesday. Lows tonight 15 to 25 below North and to below to 16 below South. Highs tuesday to below Northwest to eight above Southeast. Us Al weather High sunday. 14 Tiow. 13 8a in. Today 13 noon 12 Sunrise tuesday. 7 40 Sunset .4 32 snowfall 4 in. Year ago today High .16 a w -15 extended Outlook Minnesota cold wednesday through Friday with a Chance of Snow thursday and Friday. High 5 below to 5 above North 5-15 above South near 20 extreme South f riday. Lows 5-20 below North wednesday 5-10 below North thursday and Friday. Lows i below to 5 above South. A a 9 government plans to dump 1,100 Osha rules by Harry f Rosenthal Washington a the a Bor department made Good today on its Promise to rid employers and workers of nitpicking. Outdated and just Plain silly Job safety rules by proposing to dump More than 1,100 regulations. No longer must toilet seats in businesses be of the open front Type no More must fire extinguishers be no higher off the floor than 34 feet in some cases. 5 feet in others. Labor Secretary Ray Marshall noted that thousands of injuries and illnesses Are suffered by workers each year but a to the Best of our knowledge none has been caused by the shape of a toilet seat or because a fire extinguisher was two inches too the proposed new rules were made Public with no Little Pride by the departments occupational safety and health administration. A much maligned Agency in the past. A today a announcement Marks one of the few times in history a government regulatory Agency has decreased its rules rather than adding More Quot said Eula Bingham head of Osha. Or Bingham had vowed last May to Cut a the Mickey mouse out of Osha s much criticized rules. Her office estimates that 62 million workers and 5 million employers Are covered by the regulations the new version will eliminate a prohibition against putting ice in drinking water a a Rule that goes Back to 1930, when ice often came from Ponds with a notable water. It will also do away with specifying the gauge of Sheet Metal in duct work required for ventilation purposes. Many of the rules being eliminated Are duplicated by those of other agencies. Others Are obsolete through technological change and others simply insult intelligence. A a tanks May be of any shape or Type consistent with sound engineering says one provision that will be out one requirement dealing with areas containing hazardous chemicals forced employers to keep a daily roster of employees entering regulated areas and to hold on to the lists for 20 years the Rule wont be in the new version. A special edition of the Federal Register will completely reprint All 250 pages of closely spaced Small Type that detail Oshay a general Industry standards provisions to be revoked will be in Black brackets. Or. Bingham said that because of the High interest expected. The usual 30-Day period for Public comment will be expanded to 90 Days. Meanwhile Oshay a 1,400 inspectors have been told to Wink at most but not All violations of the rules that Are slated to be discarded the government term for this is a de Minimise enforcement a a revocation is a lengthy process said or Bingham a we Are concerned with taking action now to implement our common sense getting the rinks ready a City employ Bob comp Boll hoses Down the Gregory pork ice skating rink today in preparation for a proposed dec. 17 opening. The City has nine rinks four for hockey and five for free skating with warming houses available at four locations. The City plans to flood the rinks every Day until the opening. Daily dispatch photo by Steve Kohls Columbus had four ships scholar claims investigators probing crash of hijacked let Johore Baku Malaysia apr investigators Are trying to determine whether the hijackers of a malaysian Airliner caused the crash in which All too persons aboard died and whether the hijackers were japanese terrorists one w fitness to the crash sunday night said the twin Jet Boeing 737 wobbled unsteadily Rose slightly then started Dowie and exploded. Wreckage dismembered bodies clothing and debris were scattered Over a Square mile of swamp North of the Johore Strait and Singapore. The malay mail newspaper said the eyewitness reports a indicated some kind of tussle Between the hijackers and the a the explosion May have been caused by explosives carried on Board by the hijackers considering the wide area Over which the wreckage was strewn Quot the paper said among the dead were the cuban ambassador to Malaysia Mario Garcia and his wife two world Bank officials from Washington. Of Hoerr and . No Aime and malaysians agriculture minister All Haji Ahmad. Deaths continued on Page 2 Nome Bam destroyed in rash of weekend fires by Edward Magri Rome api a an italian ambassador s letter written in 1493 indicates that Christopher Columbus made his first voyage to America with four ships rather than three As history records. Prof. Marinella Bon vim Mazzanti of Urbino University says. Mrs. Bonvini Mazzanti says the letter was written from Barcelona on March 9, 1493. By Annibale de Gennaro the ambassador of the King of Naples it went to de Gennaros brother. The ambassador to the duchy of Milan and the scholar said she found it in the archives of the Este family which ruled in Modena then according to history Columbus first expedition in search of a Westward water route to the ear East consisted of three caramels the Nina the Pinta and the Santa Maria. But mrs. Bong to Mazzanti says de Gennaro. In telling his brother about the explorer s departure from spam wrote. A for the entreaties of one called Columba it pleased the King that he should Rig four caramels because he said he wanted to go across the gland sea and sail straight Westward Long enough As to reach the Orient since the world being round he could but make a turn and find the Eastern a Columbus returned aboard the Nina followed by the said mrs. Bonvini Maz Zanti. A 36-Vear-old history professor. In a Telephone interview from her Home in sem Gaglia near Urbino. The Santa Maria was wrecked on Christmas Day of 1492 when Columbus left 40 men in a fort called Navidad on the Island of Hispaniola the fourth ship remained behind with those in the fort a she said there Are references to this fourth ship being left be Hind in Columbus diary although the diary is never precise about the number of ships and in the report he sent to King Ferdinand s treasurer from us on on March 14. 1493, to Days after he docked there on his return journey but she said they were never interpreted As meaning he had departed w Ith a fourth ship a when Columbus returned to the fort on the next journey he reported the men had been killed and everything had been destroyed obviously the caravel also had been destroyed by the infuriated natives Quot the professor said she said the ambassador s letter was based on Columbus report from Lisbon to the Spanish Monarch and Queen Isabella and the envoy told his brother four times he had read it. Coal strike looms at Midnight a Home and barn were destroyed by fire this morning and saturday in two of five weekend fires reported by the Brainerd fire department. The most recent fire occurred at 6 40 . Today at the Ken Zelinske residence located in the Woodrow area on county Road 25 Zelinske lost 48 pigs a cow and a cultivator when fire destroyed his Bam. The family was asleep when the fire broke out. The barn was listed As a total loss. Fire officials said they were delayed from three to four minutes on the Way to the fire due to a train at the sixth and eighth Street Crossings at Washington Street fire gutted a Crow Wing ii Ike Home saturday firemen said. The Home is owned by Bruce Edberg jr., and is located on the South Side and across the Road from Crow Wing ii Ike. The fire was reported at 5 30 . The Blaze apparently started in the Kitchen of the one Story two bedroom Home. The Kitchen was gutted and smoke damage was done to the bedrooms firemen said. The Edburgs were at the neighbors when the fire broke out they said. A Brainerd water and Light department pole was destroyed at 11 45 . Saturday at the Boom Lake pump House grounds. A Power line had become wrapped around the pole touching against a line used to ground the pole. The ground wire became hot and started the pole on fire fire officials said. Firemen were called to the Inland Andrew Home 34 Miles East of town off Highway 210 at 5 . Sunday when a Chimney fire erupted. Firemen cleaned the Chimney. A fire occurred at a motor Home near the Thrifty Scot Motel at 9 15 . Sunday firemen said. An electric Heater had tipped Over at the j. J. Thomas Home burning a Small Hole in the carpet special election White Bear , mum a i a Republican Delores Knaak won a special election to fill a vacancy in the Minneola Senate saturday defeating her de opponent by a 3-2 margin. With votes totalled in All but three of the 32 precincts in District 49, mrs Knaak had 3,222 to 2,114 for state rep. Howard Neisen of Mounds View. By David Espo w Ashington it a. The United mine workers Union is ready to Call its 10th strike in 40 years at Midnight even As negotiators continued meeting into the final hours of the current contract. Representatives of the Union and bituminous Coal operators association met across the table for several hours sunday before recessing the talks until morning. There appeared no Hope a strike could be averted. At mines in Ohio and West Virginia More than 2,200 miners were reported off the Job late last week. More absenteeism was Likely today the final work Day of the expiring contract. A a we be got some hard problems. We re working on them. That a the nature of this process Quot said chief Federal mediator Wayne l Horvitz at the end of sunday is bargaining. Union president Arnold Miller who returned to the talks sunday after a two Day absence said a if wed reached any agreement today i would have told operators president Joseph p. Brennan asked whether there had been an agreement on any substantial issues said a you done to reach agreement on substantial issues until you tie la All up Quot any strike by the us we a 130,000 miners could be expected to last at least to Days because the unions ratification process takes that Long. A i said last week that if we went out it looked like it might be a Long one Quot Miller said sunday. The last Union strike in 1974. Lasted 42 Days. The longest in 1946, ran 59 Days. Since 1937 there have been nine strikes in the 19 contract negotiations involving the ump a Union with a tradition of a no contract no work a a sources say the Coal companies Are prepared to accept a work stoppage of at least one month coals Best customers have Laid in stockpiles they say could last up to 90 Days. Ump miners working mostly in Appalachia produce about half the nations Coal Down from 70 percent in 1974. All sides said bar gainers began serious discussions Over the weekend on a substantial these include the Union s demand for a right to strike at individual mines and for refinancing of the depleted health and pension funds Coal com opposition to Hospital guidelines grows minnea Pous i a vocal opposition has developed in South Central and southwestern Minnesota to proposed Federal guidelines designed to Spur the closing of surplus Hospital Beds. Under the proposal Many Rural hospitals could be vulnerable. However the metropolitan health Board already has begun a study in the min Neapolis St. Paul area that also could close several hospitals. Critics of the proposals see them As a rationing of medical care. Joseph Califano Secretary of health education and welfare said last week he is easing the proposed guidelines. But How much they would be eased Wasny to Clear. The original goal was to encourage the closing of an average of one out of every to Hospital Beds in the nation As a Way of curbing health costs. A your objective is to improve Access to needed High Quality health care for those living in Rural and other under served areas Quot Califano wrote in a conciliatory letter sent members of Congress. The final version of the guidelines first proposed in september Are due in january. A the department is still very much concerned about eliminating surplus Beds Quot Duke Sybor of the departments health resources administration said in a Telephone interview. A the problem is How do you translate that on a Community basis Quot in recent years Hospital occupancy in Minnesota and nationally has averaged about 75 per cent. Health planners say cutting Back by closing Many unneeded hospitals and reducing the size of others could save $5 billion a year or More. Some experts have suggested that regional medical centers in Rural areas where two or More doctors can work As a team to serve More than one Community offer the Best Way to get doctors to practice in Small towns As Well As improve the Quality of health care Califano a letter focused on three key areas a guidelines As originally proposed said any Hospital More than 45 minutes travel tune from another could be exempted from the general guidelines calling for four Beds per 1,000 residents in any health planning area. Without offering specifics Califano said the revised guidelines would clarify and broaden exceptions applicable to Rural and Community facilities. A the original guidelines called for a metropolitan Hospital to deliver at least 2,000 babies annually to justify keeping its obstetrical unit open and for a no metropolitan Hospital to have at least 500 deliveries. Again without elaborating Califano said those standards May be a too a each health planning area of which Minnesota has seven must work under state and Federal guidelines. Califano did no to commit himself on How far a state or planning area May go in recognizing local circumstances. The current state guidelines for Minnesota developed by a Council under the state planning Agene a generally followed the original Federal proposals. The state guidelines would allow exceptions for proved a unique health care needs and demands Quot and use 30 minutes travel time to a Hospital As the basis for an exemption. A task Force of the metropolitan health Board already has recommended cutting out about 1,000 of the 10,300 Hospital Beds now in operation in the twin cities area. Panics hit in recent years by Wildcat strikes Are proposing penalties for miners who join in illegal walkouts and incentives for increased production. Miller also has said the Union is seeking an increase in the miners wages of More than $60 a Day. But pay has not surfaced As a Public Issue in the talks. Christmas pageant scheduled dec. 22 Brainerd s fifth annual Community Christmas pageant has been scheduled for thursday evening dec. 22 again to be held on Trinity lutheran Church grounds the pageant will commence at 7 . Originated and coordinated by Brainerd s Community action group the event is free to the Public. Mike Hinson. Community actions coordinator states that this years pageant will incorporate within its program participation by several area Church choirs the Crow Wing county ministerial association voiced its support for this special participation at its last regular meeting. Unique in its presentation As an outdoor Observance the pageant displays its realism through live animal characterization. A cast of local persons portray the biblical Christmas Story accompanied by audience participation in its music. I ast year s pageant attracted a crowd of Over 2.000 people. The event is All denominational with refreshments served free to those in attendance. Blowing schedule released by City Snow lowing operations will begin at 3 . Tuesday with blowing of North South streets in the Central business District according to the City engineers office. The streets involved Are Between fourth and ninth streets inclusive and Oak to Washington streets inclusive. Blowing of East West streets will Start wednesday. Vehicles parked on North South and East West streets will be ticketed and vehicles parked in the Central business District will be ticketed and towed away. Decision due soon on Ohio school closings Cincinnati i apr As unpaid Cleveland teachers Boycott classes and Toledo schools face another dosing and possible teacher walkout a lawsuit that could shul Public schools throughout Ohio to nearing an end final arguments were scheduled today in the year Long trial on the constitutionality of Ohio s method of school financing. Which the Cincinnati school Board says discriminates against Urban districts. If the judge Grants an injunction sought by the 60,400-student Cincinnati District to Stop the states current school financing system most school districts in Ohio could face closings As the legislature considered alternate financing methods lawyers said meanwhile attorneys for the Toledo school Board planned to ask the Ohio supreme court today if the districts nov. 8 ballot on a property tax increase proposal contained legally faulty wording. Toledo schools were dosed seven Days this fall for Lack of Money before voters approved a 6.1-Mill tax increase that provided emergency funds to reopen the 55.000-Pupil District if there was legally incorrect wording schools could close again in Cleveland us District judge Frank j Battisti scheduled a hearing wednesday on a Legal tangle that has forced Cleveland schools to keep operating although there is no Money to pay teachers. The unpaid teachers continued a classroom Boycott that has thrown the 113,000-Pupil system into turmoil. The Toledo Board also had similar problems because of a common pleas court restraining order that prohibits 1977 tax revenues from being spent on daily operations until $9 million in outstanding Bank notes Are paid. Four Toledo Banks obtained the order Friday. With the order threatening to delay their paychecks Toledo teachers were considering today whether to Boycott their classrooms. The Cincinnati lawsuit contends the states year old school financing system discriminates against Urban districts and results in wide differences in the amount of Money schools can spend per Pupil. The formula makes state funds contingent upon the ability of local districts to pass tax levies. The Cincinnati Board argues there is a Gross disparity in per Pupil funding among systems because of varying local tax bases and the willingness of property owners to approve tax levies. Visiting judge Paul Riley of Clinton county indicated he May decide later this month on the injunction request

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