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    Tuesday, September 10, 1985/The Battalion/Page 13
by Jeff MacNelly
Household Advice-. Tb get
rid of -those pesky odors
in pur kitchen...
place a tax
of baking soda
in •the refrigerator.
However, more drastic action
should be taken in extrma
Scientists held quiet sen/ice
at site of Titanic discovery
Associated Press
WOODS HOLK, Mass. — Scien
tists who found the Titanic returned
to port Monday to the cheers of a ju
bilant crowd and revealed that as
soon as they made the emotional dis
covery they held a memorial service
for the 1,513 people who died in die
The Navy-owned research ship
Knorr, whose crew found die I i-
tanic about 5(i() miles off Newfound
land on Sept. 1, gave two horn blasts
and did a 360-degree turn in the
harbor as a salute to the 300 people
who gathered to greet it.
About 20 small pleasure boats es
corted the Knorr in the harbor as
people waved from the docks and
the rooftops of the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution.
Tm glad it's over,” said Ballard,
chief scientist on the T.S.-French ex
pedition that found the Titanic 2Vj
miles below the surface while testing
a remote-control robot vessel for the
Navy, said.
When the Titanic was spotted,
Ballard said, he had just stepped out
of the control room. 1 lie chief
French scientist. Jean-Louis Michel,
was the first to see the ship.
MILWAUKEE — Investiga
tors said Monday diev would re
move from a muddy forest pre
serve the jet engine that failed
just before a DC-9 airplane
crashed, as relatives of the 31
people killed in the accident
made plans for their f unerals.
“We will attempt to remove at
least one, if not both, of the en
gines from the crash site, said Ra
chel Halterman, press director
for the National Transportation
Safety Board.
Removal of the heavily dam
aged, 5,000-pound engine was
made difficult because it was
mired in mud left by thunder
storms Sunday, she said. It was to
be taken to a nearby hangar for
further inspection.
“We have several investigative
groups active here, and that’s the
activity of one of them." said Jack
Drake, who is heading the investi
gation of the Midwest Express
Airlines crash for the N I SB.
The pilot reported an emer
gency Friday just after taking of f
from Gen. Billy Mitchell Field,
and the plane crashed about a
half-mile south of the run wav.
Woods Hole officials have
said they have no plans to
try to raise the 882 l A>-foot-
long Titanic, which ex
perts have estimated
would cost several billion
“They said you’d better go and get
Bob and no one wanted to leave,”
Ballard said. “So, finally, they got
the cook to go and find me. I ran
into the control center. It was clear.
The boiler is so distinct and unique,
and Jean-Louis and I had mem-
ori/ed, I think, every part of the
ship. We were very excited.
“Then it hit us. Someone looked
at the clock and said, 'You know, it’s
two o'clock and the Titanic sank at
2:40. With that we quieted and went
out on the fantail and had a private
Ballard heads the Woods Hole lab
that designed Argo, the little subma
rine-like vessel that videotaped gap
ing holes in the Titanic’s hull and
luggage strewn about the wreck.
"Removal of the heavily
damaged, 5,000-pound
engine was made difficult
because it was mired in
mud. . . — Rachel Hal
terman, press director for
the National Transporta
tion Safety Board.
NTSB Chairman James Bur
nett said Sunday that investiga
tors had determined that the jet’s
right engine was not producing
power at the time of the crash,
out he said the plane should have
been able to fly on one engine.
Metal detector sweeps of the
runway turned up 20 compressor
blade pieces and 13 other parts
from an engine like the DC-9’s,
Burnett said.
While it was not certain that all
the pieces came from the plane,
he said, “there is damage to the
right engine where the compres
sor blades would have come
from” and no reports that any
other aircraft had a similar prob-
Families'went aboard with bottles
of champagne for the discoverers,
who had been at sea for six weeks.
Marshall Drew of Westerly, R.I., a
Titanic survivor who was holding a
small banner that said R.M.S. Ti
tanic, made only a brief appearance
and left before the ship arrived. He
said his aunt purchased the banner
aboard ship and that it was like those
its sailors had on their caps.
Drew, 81, was returning home
from a winter in Cornwall, England,
when the Titanic went down with his
uncle on board. Drew and his aunt
The Titanic was touted as unsin-
kable, but an iceberg slashed a 300-
foot hole in its steel-armored hull on
April 14, 1912, while the luxury
liner was on its maiden voyage.
About 700 passengers were rescued
from lifeboats before it sank 2'/a
hours later in the world’s worst
peacetime tragedy on the high seas.
Woods Hole officials have said
they have no plans to try to raise the
882'/a-foot-long Titanic, which ex
perts have estimated would cost sev
eral billion dollars.
lem at the site.
By Monday, 22 victims had
been positively identified, two
had been tentatively identified
and seven remained unidentified.
“We’re kind of in limbo right
now,” said Shirley Schmuhl of
Marietta, Ga., whose son Ray F.
Schmuhl, 22, a General Electric
employee, was on the fatal flight.
“The airline has Rick’s dental
records, but so far they have not
positively identified his body,”
she said. “We have set up the fu
neral services, but I cannot re
ceive his body until it’s been iden
Six of the victims were Kim
berly-Clark Corp. employees
from the Atlanta area, said com
pany spokesman William Wicks.
Kimberly-Clark is the parent
company of Midwest Express Air
lines and of Neenah Paper Co.,
which has headquarters at Ros
well, Ga., and operations at Whit
ing, Wis.
Neenah President John O. Ska-
gen was among the victims. A me
morial service was scheduled
Tuesday in Roswell for Skagen,
57, with burial Friday in Manawa,
Wis. • -
McCall’s picks
10 sexiest men
who are over 60
Associated Press
NEW YORK — From Paul New
man, at 60 the youngest, to Cary
Grant and Isaac Bashevis Singer,
both 81, McCall’s magazine has of
fered its picks for the 10 sexiest
American men who are 60 or older.
Ronald Reagan, 74, made the list,
as did 69-year-old Frank Sinatra, 70-
year-old joe DiMaggio, 79-year-old
John Huston, 62-year-old Norman
Mailer, 67-year-old John Forsythe,
and 61-year-old Lee lacocca.
All 10 share “what we might call
personal firepower," McCall’s wrote
in its October issue. "There's enough
accumulated explosive force radiat
ing from Grant, Newman, Singer, et
al., to send a rocket to the moon . . .
and farther.”
The magazine went on to cele
brate “the intimacy of Ronald Rea
gan’s whisper . . . the earthy, folksy
forthrightness of lacocca’s self
salesmanship; Paul Newman’s inso
lent, enigmatic drawl; John Huston’s
gravelly sophistication; John For
sythe’s old-smoothie polish; Sinatra’s
Jersey bounce; and, most unlikely of
all, the dry, bemused brilliance of
Isaac Bashevis Singer’s richly Polish-
accented wit.”
(continued from page 1)
as Gen. Yod Tthephadsadin, a for
mer deputy army commander, and
Gen. Serm Nanakorn, a former
armed forces commander who an
nounced the takeover over Radio
Serm, 65, most recently an adviser
to the Supreme Command, was ac
quitted in the 1981 coup attempt on
grounds that he had been forced to
join it.
Tienchai said alleged coup plot
ters Kriangsak, Yod and Serm were
placed under house arrest. Military
sources said Manoon Rubkachorn
and two other soldiers were granted
asylum in Singapore. Manat Rubka
chorn had disappeared and was be
lieved to have tied to Burma, the
sources said.
Bangkok’s streets were filled with
people later Monday, and many
Thais said they were unaware any
coup attempt had taken place. The
international airport remained
open, but schools and government
offices were closed.
NBC’s general manager for Asia
and the Pacific, Bruce MaicDonelf,
said Latch, 35, was hospitalized with
leg wounds, but the network later
said he had died.
Davis and Latch “were obviously
caught somewhere in the middle of
everything,” said Mac Donell. “A
tank just slipped an artillery shell
into them.”
Davis, 52, was the last correspon
dent for a U.S. network to leave
Vietnam after the 1975 Communist
The fate of the arrested rebels will
decided by the courts, officials said.
Soldiers who participated in past
coup attempts were usually par
doned by the government.
Prem, who first came to power in
1980, has provided Thailand’s 46
million people with unprecedented
political stability after decades of
military coups and changes of gov
ernment. He was re-elected with a
four-party coalition government in
April 1983.
Military officers recently had
stepped up their criticism of Prem
after the country suffered a record
trade deficit of nearly $4 billion in
Federal safety investigators attempt
to retrieve engines from DC-9 crash
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An Alternative to Fraternities; Christian Fellowship
through social and service events.
Selection PartiesI
Sunday, Sept. 8: Picnic, 2 p.m.
Bee Creek Park
Tuesday, Sept. 10: Party 8 p.m.
- Oakwood Apt. Party Room
Thursday, Sept. 12: Party 8 p.m.
Treehouse Village Party Room
For more information call
John Laubaucher 260-4560
or Trey Bounds 776-8739
perms $48 and up includes cut ^ g 7 ■L_BL_OP ■
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| Auditions for Ballet, Tap, Technique, Jazz,
Point, and Aerobic dance teachers will be:
Tuesday, Sept. 10
| at 6 p.m. in East Kyle
For information call: Karen 693-3490
Cindy 260-3563
General Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 10
at 7 p.m.
in Rudder Room 510
Come see what’s happening!
Announces its Fall Rush of 1985:
Tues. Sept. 10 & 13 @ 8:00 p.m.
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