ITALY: Twin Disasters

Sorrow and indignation were the reactions of most U. S. citizens, last week, to two submarine disasters which are best described in parallel columns. (See cols. 2 and 3.)

Though U. S. naval officers dared not comment officially on the raising of the F-14 within 34 hours, one gallant U.S. Rear-Admiral described the feat privily at Washington as "a miracle of efficiency and speed." Citizens of the U. S. were touched to learn that Captain Weil of the F-14 entered in his diary just before asphyxiation overcame him these words: "We are waiting....

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