The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 1 t, 1979-Page 5
NEW CRACKS FOUND ON THREE JETS
FAA orders DC-10s to remain grounded
SHINGTON (AP)-The Federal critical area of the pylon, the assembly cracks were found yesterday, one in The appeals court threw ou
on Administration (FAA) said that attaches the engine to the wing. ech of two Trans International DC-10s, District Court requirement
day it will keep U.S.-registered Farrar said investigators were trying in Oakland, Calif. The United plane was FAA give 24 hours' notice bef
s grounded while it investigates to determine whether the cracks are flown to San Francisco early Monday ning the DC-10s to the air.
racks found on three of the jets. symptoms of more serious problems for further checks. Fowler ruled in favor of th
agency also issued a report with the plane. Bond ordered all "THE CRACKS we're talking about manufacturer, McDonnell
its investigation of the DC-10 ut domestic DC-10s grounded indefinitely now do not involve the safety of the and said both the company an
ed numerous instances of "inef- after an American Airlines DC-10 DC:10s," Frank Costello, attorney for agreed that the problems tha
e and improper maintenance and crashed May 25 in Chicago with a loss of World Airlines, told a court hearing. the original grounding ha
tion practices" by the airlines. 273 lives. "They can be repaired." corrected.
riers using the DC-10 often sub- Among other developments: Those deficiencies involved
ed maintenance procedures "SO FAR ONLY 30 of the 139 U.S.- * Administrative Law Judge William design and the slat system. Slz
ut informing the plane's manufac- registered DC-10s have been subject to Fowler Jr. of the National Transpor- front edge of the wings prov
or government regulators. inspections that turned up these tation Safety Board dismissed the lift for a plane on takeoffs.
% SPOKESMAN Fred Farrar said cracks," Farrar said. FAA's June 6 grounding order, which JONATHAN HOWE, attorne
aintenance report would have no He would not speculate how long it was carried out by withdrawing the FAA, said that no matter what
diate effect on returning DC- l0s would take to inspect the remaining planes' type certificate or certificate to in court, the FAA could keep tI
air, but he indicated the metal aircraft. But he said it would be today fly. grounded on the basis of a Jun
s problem might delay lifting the at the earliest before the FAA would lift * The U.S. Court of Appeals here forbidding DC-10s from la
ding ordered June 6 by FAA Ad- its order. overturned a lower court order that taking off in the United States
rator Langhorne Bond. One crack was discovered in a United would have allowed a federal judge to der was intended to keep foreii
rar said the cracks are in a non- DC-10 at Newark, N.J., and two other decide whether the DC-10s should fly. DC-10s away from the United S
ut a U.S.
d the FAA
ats on the
ey for the
ne 7 order
s. The or-
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Elec-
toral College method of electing
presidents, alternately denounced as a
"great game of chance" and defended
as a "proven, revered system," was
upheld by the Senate yesterday.
A proposed constitutional amen-
dment to abolish the office of elector
and have presidents chosen by direct,
popular vote fell short of the required
The vote was 51-48 in favor of the
amendment, 15 votes shy of the
necessary two-thirds. One of the 100
upholds Electoral College proeedures
senators was absent and did not vote. government" like the Electoral College necessary majority.
SEN. EDWARD Kennedy (D-Mass.), should not be "casually discarded" in News of the amendment's demise
supported the proposal, saying it favor of the untried direct election plan. was greeted with despair by the League
"would ensure that each and every THE FIGHT for the amendment was of Women Voters.
voter in the nation would have an equal led by Sen. Birch Bayh (D-Ind.), who
chance to affect the outcome of the first introduced such a proposal in 1966, The electoral system, adopted at the
election." but had never previously obtained a Constitutional Convention in 1787, was
"No voter could be ignored or taken Senate vote on it. first used to elect George Washington
for granted as is the case in the great Before the vote, Senate Republican as president two years later.
game of chance known as the Electoral Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee, a THE SYSTEM has been modified
College," Kennedy told the Senate. co-sponsor of the proposal and unan-
On the other hand, Sen. Daniel nounced candidate for president, had slightly over the years, but has sur-
told reporters the measure would vived attempts to abolish it or make
Moyniham (D-N.Y.), argued that "a to eporte"s the substantial changes.
tested, proven, revered system of "have a tough time" getting the
Hurricane Bob forces
From the Associated Press
Tropical storm Bob became a hurri-
cane yesterday and took aim on the
Louisiana coast, prompting the
evacuation of about 8,000 offshore oil
workers in the Gulf of Mexico and
residents of the resort town of Grand
The NationalHirricane Center at
Miami also said another tropical
depression had formed about 150 miles
southeast of Charleston, S.C., and was
moving -northeast at about 10 mph
packing winds of 35 mph. No significant
change in strength was expected.
Air Force reconnaissance -planes in-
dicated Bob strengthened slightly
yesterday afternon, prompting it to be
upgraded to a minimal hurricane-the
first of the 1979 Atlantic season.
BOI--THE FIRST Atlantic storm to
carry a man's name-had 75 mph winds
and was moving north at 10 mph to 15
mph. t was located 320 miles south-
southwest of New Orleans at 6 p.m., ac-
cording to forecaster Gil Clark.
Hurricane warnings were hoisted
from Louisiana's Vermilion Bay to
Biloxi, Miss. Small craft from Port Ar-
thur, Texas to Pensacola, Fla. were
warned to stay in port.
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Council, EDC discuss guidelines
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the guidelines were tightened up now.
Council member Sheldon said
yesterday both Council and the EDC
had agreed that certain projects are
obvious candidates for EDC funding,
such as the proposed renovation of
Arborland, an aging shopping cen-
ter. But others, he said, were
surrounded by questions that
remained unresolved, even after
ACCORDING TO Sheldon and
other council and EDC members,
issues still up in the air include:
e Should the EDC fund projects
that might receive funding
elsewhere? Councilman Bell, for
example, said he thought of the EDC
as an inducement for new business,
not as an alternative source of fun-
ding for business.
- The EDC should consider
looking at a group of projects and
then picking the best of the group for
funding instead of considering each
project individually, Councilman
Kenneth Latta (D-First Ward) said.
- The EDC and City Council
should not work at cross purposes,
with the city rezoning land for types
of businesses not eligible for EDC
funding, while the EDC tries to-at-
tract another type of venture, ac-
cording to Susan Greenberg (D-
- EDC board member Frenza said
the EDC should consider
cooperating with other EDC's in
outlying townships, so the com-
munities do not compete to attract
the same businesses in the future.