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Delphos Tri County Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Delphos, OhioM Jefferson graduation set at stadium Park in Christine Martin weather Chance of showers tonight Low near 55. Showers Likely saturday. Details Page 2. Jeannine Brown Jefferson senior High school will graduate 92 seniors 8 . May 29 at stadium Park. In the event of R.I. the ceremony will be held in Jefferson Middle school auditorium. Commencement speaker will be e. Larry moles of e. Larry moles and associates of Lima. The invocation and Benediction will be Given by the Rev. Gary fish pastor of first Christian Union Church. Diplomas will be presented by William Gunter president of Delphos Board of education. Music will be provided by the commencement band and mrs. Terri Sroufe Christensen class of 1978. Graduating with top academic honors Are Karen Guthrie Christine Martin Jeannine Brown and Angela Cano. Continued on Page 7 Angela Cano Karen Guthrie a Mun thiriet 11 Guelph o s Talv Herald vol. 113 no. 287 phone 692-5050 Friday May 20, 1983 newsstand 25 per copy Home delivery s1 per week state investigators probe a Glaize River fish kill the department of natural resources division of wildlife and the Ohio environmental Protection Agency Are investigating a fish kill on the a Glaize River. The fish kill occurred a year after another kill on the same River that claimed More than 50,000 fish. Jerry Ladd District Law enforcement supervisor with the division of wildlife in Findlay said his office was informed of the fish kill May 14. A your officers conducted an in approved Senate budget plan has tax hikes defense limits Washington up a Republican moderates joined with democrats to Wear Down the Senate and win approval by one vote of a 1984 budget plan containing tax hikes and a limit on defense spending increases that president Reagan has threatened to veto. In the end it appeared Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker engineered the close but successful vote for the moderate gop plan late thursday night to ensure the Senate approved some kind of budget Resolution even if it was one opposed by himself and the president. A total of five budget plans including the one eventually passed All had been Defeated earlier in the Day the 10th Day of debate. Baker and budget committee chairman Pete Domenici r-n.m., pleaded with their colleagues throughout the lengthy session to agree on a 1984 budget plan. The $848.7 billion budget proposal would raise $8.9 billion in Revenue perhaps by putting a $500 Cap on the 10 percent july 1 tax Cut Reagan so vigorously has sought to preserve hold the increase in military spending to 6 percent less than Reagan had wanted and Lead to a 1984 deficit of $184.4 billion. The first key vote on the proposal authored by sen. Slade Gorton r-wash., and supported by the so called a gang of five Republican moderates came in the form of an amendment that was approved 53-47. Gorton and the five a Sens. Mark Hatfield r-ore., Lowell Weicker r-conn., John Chafee r-r.i., Charles Mathias r-md., and Robert Stafford a it. A got the support of 15 other republicans and 33 democrats. Continued on Page 4 House asks Congress to pass new equal rights amendment Columbus up a the equal rights amendment for women which cleared the Ohio general Assembly 10 years ago has started Down the tortuous Trail again in the Buckeye state dusting off old arguments pro and con. Rekindling memories of a decade ago the state House of representatives asked Congress thursday to pass the amendment to the . Constitution again and Send it to the state Legislatures for ratification. Passed 69-21, and sent to the state Senate was a Resolution sponsored by rep. Michael p. Stinziano a Columbus and 55 others. Stinziano was the sponsor of the 1973 Resolution which made Ohio the 33rd state to ratify the Era. Only 35 of the required 38 states ratified it and the seven year time period ran out. A new Effort has begun in Washington and various states. A the need for the equal rights amendment is the same today As it was when it was first considered 60 years ago a said Stinziano in reopening the debate on the controversial Issue. He said 52 percent of american women now work outside the Home but 80 percent of them have Low skill jobs and their median income is Only 59 percent of the amount men earn. A equal rights for women is too important an Issue to be put on the Back Burner a said Stinziano. A Public opinion polls continue to show that americans favor the Era by More than 2-1. Nothing Short of a constitutional amendment is necessary to set this As a National vesti gation and for All practical purposes the investigation is continuing a said Ladd. Ladd said he was not at Liberty to release the name of the pollutant or the suspected polluter because a it could jeopardize any civil action we might the division of wildlife did take civil action against an area business for the fish kill that occurred May 8 or 9, 1982. In Early april the division filed a claim for $51,929 against farm service Center of Spencerville for last years fish kill. Rusty Pisle president and owner of farm service Center denied his firm was responsible for the kill. Dick Francis a spokesman for the division of wildlife in continued on Page 12 California court approves Sale of Leipsic Plant Leipsic Ohio up a a California bankruptcy court has approved the Sale of the Leipsic processing company to a los Angeles area business ending nearly a year of speculation about the Fate of the Tomato processing Plant. Judge Robert e. Woodward of the Eastern District of California bankruptcy court in Sacramento this week approved the Sale of the Plant to Kern foods of Industry Calif. The Sale is effective june 1. The Deal is part of a voluntary petition for reorganization under chapter 11 of the Federal bankruptcy code filed in july 1982 by . Richards the previous owner of the Plant. The Sale Price is estimated at Between $6.5 million to $7 million. The Leipsic processing company is the largest employer in the Northwest Ohio town which has an off season workforce of 100 and a seasonal workforce of about 900. The company in anticipation of the sales approval already has signed contracts for this year with Tomato growers in Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan. Richards purchased the Leipsic facility in March 1981 from the Libby Mcneill Libby company. Glenn assets top $3 million Washington up a sen. John Glenn with investments in everything from Holiday inns to Walt Disney productions has More than $3 million in assets according to records released thursday. Ohio a other senator Democrat Howard Metzenbaum reported at least $280,000 in holdings but aides to the senator said that did not include Metzenbaum a Blind Trust fund which was Worth $6 million in 1977. Bicycle Rodeo saturday Delphos Jaycees will hold their annual bicycle Rodeo 10 . May 21 at Franklin school playground. Co sponsors of the Rodeo will be members of Delphos police department who will assure that children learn bicycle safety. First and second place trophies will be Given for boys and girls participating. Boys and girls Ages nine through 14 Are eligible to participate. Glenn and Metzenbaum listed their assets liabilities and 1982 income in their annual financial disclosure statements which Are required under Law. In addition to his assets Glenn reported earning at least $1.17 million in 1982, including $733,506 alone from Friendship management and interstate resort corp., two Florida companies that each own a Holiday inn in Florida. Glenn a assets included a minimum $250,000 interest in Friendship management and at least $250,000 in Lyanda inc., a company which holds Glenn a interests in the operation of the inns. Metzenbaum reported earning at least $368,083 in 1982, of which $206,000 was from capital gains dividends and interest on savings and $153,750 was in salary from investment Plaza co. Continued on Page 5 president foresees Summit with Andropov feels pressure to reveal election plans Washington up a president Reagan sees a Likely Summit next year with soviet Leader Yuri Andropov and indicates he is feeling the pressure to make an announcement on whether he will run again. In an exclusive interview thursday with United press International the president 72, said he has never Felt better in his life and his age and health would not be factors in his re election decision. A i know there a a time coming soon when i must in All fairness make a decision a he said. Aides have been saying for months Reagan would put off an announcement until about labor Day but his 1980 Campaign cohorts have been urging an earlier decision and seeking to Lay the groundwork for him to run again. In the 30-minute interview in the Oval office Reagan said a a Summit is Likely with Andropov next year and despite Strong anti american language from the Kremlin contacts Are continuing a at every he replied a no. No. No. when asked if there had been any confrontations with Moscow that threatened to escalate to a nuclear Exchange. Reagan revealed that Early in his presidency attempts were made to negotiate with cubans Fidel Castro he has repeatedly accused of fomenting revolution in Central America. A we actually tried to make contacts and it a amounted to nothing a Reagan said. On the Middle East Reagan said he expects to notify Congress today or saturday he is lifting the ban on Sale of 75 f-16 warplanes to Israel in View of the israeli lebanese withdrawal agreement. The Sale was blocked last june when Israel invaded Lebanon. Reagan said he Hopes Syria which rejected the pact a will not want to become isolated from its Arab neighbors who support the Accord. Syria has refused to allow presidential envoy Philip Habib to return to Damascus charging he is a a hostile to arabs. But Reagan said Syria has indicated it would be receptive to another visit by Secretary of state George Shultz and he would a Send him in a minutes if he could persuade Syria to pull its troops out of Lebanon. On the possibility of a soviet Summit Reagan called a Summit a Likely. I can to give you a time a he said. He said he would a not be optimistic about this year. Possible a More possibility of next area businessmen testify to Powell a reputation two Ohio businessmen testified on behalf of Lima resident Lowell d. Powell thursday in Bridgeport Conn Superior court describing him As a reputable member of his Spencerville schools to remove Asbestos ceilings during summer by Jean Henze bids from four companies totalling $82,924 were accepted at thursday nights Spencerville Board of education meeting. The consulting engineering firm of Herbert w. Rettig amp associates had estimated the Cost of the projects at $130,200. The Asbestos ceilings will be removed in the Middle school and the bus garage by the american insulated structures of Cincinnati at a Low bid of $31,890. This is to meet requirements of the environmental Protection Agency and the occupational safety and health administration. In order not to contaminate the rest of the school building the removal of the Asbestos ceilings has to take place in plastic capsules and the workers will Wear special suits with air tanks Herbert Rettig informed the Board. Continued on Page 5 Community to the jury in the sponge rubber products arson trial. Warren Copelind an electrical contractor from Lima said Powell is Well respected in the Community and Active in Church affairs. John e. Stedke a general contractor from Cridersville testified to the Good reputation of the Powell family in the Community. Powell rested his defense thursday and Moellers defense will begin monday. No court session is scheduled today. Meanwhile a new Haven conn., psychologist or. Ernest Prelinger testified that he diagnosed the Rev. David n. Bubar As a a paranoid and a an anti social personality several years ago and he still considers that diagnosis valid today. Continued on Page 5 bomb threat investigated Delphos police and firefighters on thursday investigated a second bomb threat in less than a week. Police and firefighters searched the wheel inn restaurant 202 West fifth St., for about one half hour but no explosive device was found. Police chief Dennis Kimmet said a male caller phoned in the threat at about 12 28 . Customers in the restaurant were then asked to leave. About 10 police officers and firefighters were involved in the search. On sunday a bomb threat was made against St. Johns Catholic Church by a male caller. A one hour search of the Church did not turn up any explosive device

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