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[[caption]] Mr. James O. Plinton, Jr., Vice President - Market Development, Eastern Airlines, speaking to 1200 Black Tie guests at the North American Soccer League's Annual Awards Banquet. [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] Jim Plinton, Eastern Vice President and long-time military and commercial pilot, gets over some technical  points as he discusses the newest airliner, the A-300, with another airline official. [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] Plinton presents champions' trophy to Most Valuable Player in the International Soccer Tournament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which included the world-famous New York Cosmos (the team of superstar Pele) and the Miami Toros. [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] At Boston's Black Achievers Awards Dinner, Plinton, is flanked by the principal Eastern Airlines staff persons participating in this annual event. [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] Dedicating the first series of Florida Historical Markers sponsored by Easter Airlines, City Commissioner (Bishop) Theodore Gibson and Eastern Vice President Jim Plinton are flanked by Community Relations Director Maria Torano and Secretary Shirley Paremore on the site of the first Black community in Fla. [[/caption]]

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[[caption]] The North American Soccer League Champions, the New York Cosmos, surround superstar Pele and host Jim Plinton in Eastern's posh Ionosphere Lounge. The pride of New York's athletic pro teams, the Cosmos are the winningest club the Big Apple can boast. [[/caption]]

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