Kokomo Morning Times (Newspaper) - February 10, 1965, Kokomo, Indiana
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Wednesday, Feb. IO, 1965
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Phone GI 7-9161RECORD TURNOUT FOR USW ELECTION
Divers to search Atlantic bottom for plane fuselage
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NEW YORK (UPI) — Navy (livers using underwater television equipment will search the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean near here Wednesday for the fuselage of the Eastern Air Lines plane which carried 84 persons to a fiery death Monday night.
Coast Guardsmen, equipped with grappling hooks, dragged the bottom Tuesday without coming up with the hulk of the airliner. As darkness fell, all search craft abandoned the hunt until dawn with the exception of one Coast Guard boat, which continued dragging.
But at dawn the Navy divers will go into action and they vill be joined in the afternoon bv th* Navy tug Allegheny carrying the television equipment, described as “side-scanning sonar gear.”
A 200-square mile area of ocean has been barred to unofficial airplane flights, shipping has been diverted, and patrols have been set up along the shoreline.
Tbie nation’s top aviation disaster detectives admittedly were baffled bv the crash.
Whatever caused the four-engine DC-7B plane to go into a screaming power dive Monday night happened so quickly the pilot had no chance to flash word back to Kennedy International Airport where the plane had taken off just seven minutes earlier.
The passing* rs may have experienced panic, investigators said. But there was no pain. They were killed too quickly.
The first of nine bodies recovered from the frigid waters off the Pong Island coast was tentativf Iv identified latt- Tuesday from tattoos as Navy enlisted man J. Schumacher, believed en route to his parents* home in Charleston, S.C.
One of the bodies was that of an 18-month-old boy. It was found floating in the water by a Coast Guard helicopter crew and taken aboard.
The search centered 12 miles south of Jones Inlet where a Navy h* Ik opt* I spotted debris floating to the surface in an oil slick. The helicopter pilot said the oil seemed to be com
ing from the area. The water ranges from 65 to IOO feet deep
in this vicinity.
Federal Administrator Na-jeeb E. Halaby flew to the scene to lend what help he could. It was the first time the Federal Aviation Agency (FA A) chief has personally visited a crash site since 1962 when an American Airlines plane fell into Jamaica Bay here killing all 95 aboard.
Veteran investigators said the most probable cause of the third worst single plane crash in commercial air history was control malfunction. There was no way to tell for sure, they stressed, until the plane’s wreckage is recovered and can be pieced together.
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Russians want to 'improve relations'
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MOSCOW, Wednesday (UPI) — The Soviet Union today said it was in favor of improving relations with the United States and called on Washington to “put an end to dangerous provocations’’ in Communist North Viet Nam.
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*FIRE CHIEF’ JOHN BERGMAN looks on as ex-fire chief (for a day) Charles
Craig exolams to him the operation of the department’s pumping engine. Sixty-five of Kokomo's highest ranking scouts filled top city and business positions Tuesday during the community day program. Scouts and their hosts related the day s events at a banquet last evening in the Frances Hotel. Pictures of common ity day ac ti-v ties are on page five. 'Morning Times photo by Tom HarrellI
McDonald takes slight lead in early returns
PITTSBURGH Wednesday (UPI) - Incumbent David J. McDonald and challenger I.W. Abel waged a see-saw battle early today in the election for president of the giant United Steelworkers of America (USW).
With 1,383 of the USVV’s 3,203 locals in the United States and Canada reporting, unofficial figures compiled by UPI showed McDonald with 80,644 votes to 79,855 for Abel.
McDonald, 63, a suave, silver-haired ex-drama student, has guided the union since 1952. Abel, 57, a craggy-faced Welshman and McDonald’s fallen-out friend and ally, has been secretary - treasurer of the union the past 12 years.
McDonald’s early strength was centered in the Gulf states, where Ids margin was 10-1. In Maryland, he surged to a 3-1 lead.
Abel was strong in northern Ohio and in Montreal where he was registering a 2-1 margin.
A spokesman for the union’s international headquarters here said the extremely heavy voting was “certain” to exceed the record 627,688 ballots cast in the 1957 election. The spokesman predicted a “near IOO per cent” turnout by union members.
Reports from steel centers in Pennsylvania, where nearly one-fourth of the 976,000 USW' members work, said the voting turnout was far greater than anticipated. The same was true in the big Chieago-Gary, Ind., steel center, in the Gulf states, in Ontario and Quebec in Canada, in Maryland, California, Ohio, Michigan and elsewhere.
The winner may be known by Wednesday. He will be the one to lead the nation's third largest union in its fight for new wage contract gains this spring in negotiations with the steel, can and aluminum industries.
Regardless of the balloting, McDonald will remain president until at leas* Jtine I, when his third term expires. Contract negotiations with the basic steel industry, which were recessed because of the bitter election campaign, are expect
ed to resume sometime this month.
Labor experts said the future of newly developed “no-crisis” negotiations and joint labor-management bargaining studies in the steel industry may be at stake in the election.
The new techniques in bargaining that followed the historic 116-day steel strike in 1959 have been generally approved by McDonald. The techniques resulted in two new contract agreements without the usual strike talk in an industry often beset by walkouts since 1945.
The same pattern was followed in other major negotiations, arid many labor-manage-ment observers said there was a new era of cooperation on the industrial scene.
In his campaign for McDonald’s job, however, Abel came out against this general approach and maintained that the union should not become involved in such traditional management tasks as cost-saving plans, even if they help save workers’ jobs.
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An attempt by Romanians to get out from under Russian influence was an observation made by Herbert C. Miller, a member of the faculty of Indiana University’s Kokomo Regional Campus, who just returned from a three-month stay in Romania.
Miller, who was accompanied by his wife, Lillian, served as a guide for the U.S. Information Agency’s traveling exhibit on graphic ads in the U.S.A. Selected in part because he speaks Romanian, Miller was one of IO guides chosen for the project.
Romania has ceased to import Russian cams, Miller explained, and now confides the importation of foreign cars to the Italian F iat. Since the Romanians only make trucks, buses and tractors, the only passenger cars now seen rn Romania are the Fiat and the Russian cars which were imported before the ban went into effect.
“Very few people have cars in Romania,” Miller said. “To own a car is a long, distant dream for most of the people.”
Miller also pointed out that the Russian language has ceased to be a required language in Romania, and that there is a big surge in the study of English. “All foreign languages are studied on a voluntary basis,” he said.
While the Romanian economy is still very closely tied to Russia, efforts are being ma ie to relinquish these ties, according to Miller. He cited the fact that two American firms contracted last month to build plants in Romania.
The disposing of Khruschev seemed to have very little effect on die Romanian people, Miller felt.
President Theorghiu - Dej of Romania is very well liked throughout the country, Miller noted. “He is raising the living standards and producing more consumer goods,” the I.U. educator said.
“To make ends meet in Romania is a problem, as prices are high and wages low. The price system acts as a ration system.”
Since the government is in control of everything, there is no unemployment in Romania, Miller explained.
He cited the tremendous emphasis being
placed on education. Typical of all Communist countries, the top students, in theory, are paid to go to college.
The I.U. faculty member was impressed by the eagerness of Romanians to learn more about the United States, and by their friendliness and hospitality. Personal questions were most often asked, Miller said, such as: “What is your income?” “What can you buy with it?” “How do people live in die U.S.?”
Miller feels the interest is partly due to the increased contact with tourists, and to the fact that for the past year Romanians have been permitted to listen to Voice of America broadcasts.
Because of his ability to speak Romanian, Miller was able to mingle with the people and to visit in homes of average families.
While living standards tile re are low compared to western standards, they are much better than in Russia, Miller said.
“The Romanian people also are more friendly than the Russians. They don’t have an ax to grind like the Russians, who are
in competition with us.”
Comparisons could tie made by Miller, as he visited Russia for the second time during the summer of 1963 at which time he was an exchange teacher attending Moscow
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University. On an earlier occasion, Miller served as a guide for an American exhibit in Russia, and before that he served with the Air Force Intelligence in Germany, Vienna and Austria.
Wages in Romania average between $70 and $90 a month. A dress costs around $80, and womeh’s stockings $4 a pair.
Miller feels that much of the pressure is off religious worship in Romania.
The U.S. graphic arts exhibit was displayed in three Romanian cities -- Constanta, Ploesti and Bucharest. It showed how the U.S. makes use of art in every day life, and was designed by an architectural firm in New York City. Before leaving for Romania, Miller spent two weeks in Washington and one in New York familiarizing himself with the exhibit.
At the Kokomo Campus, Miller teaches both German and Russian. He was graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in 1948, and received a degree in Spanish with high distinction from Butler in 1952. After service with die Air Force Intelligence division, during which time he took up the study of Romanian and Russian, Miller entered the I.U. Graduate School. He received the A.M. degree in Russian in 1958, and is now completing his Ph.D. dissertation.
While at I.U., he was a teaching associate and, in addition to teaching on the Bloomington campus, was on the part-time faculty of the University’s Downtown Campus in Indianapolis. He joined the full-time faculty of the Kokomo Campus in 1960 as resident lecturer in Slavic languages and literatures.