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Clovis News-Journal (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Clovis, New Mexico Bicentennial balloon journeys toward Europe it a Ammom of flown from new York to the air toward a of n j a fickle winds and a faulty radio hampered Karl Thomas As floated toward Europe on sat but ground support workers said the problems did not jeopardize the flight of the White and helium filled balloon after 21 hours Thomas was about 600 Miles East of the Lakehurst naval air station where he took according to friends Manning a communication Center in a new York City Thomas was saw to be about 200 mites South of Cape Nova Scotia for about five hours Satur Day the southwesterly 33knot winds that had quickly pushed Thomas Over the Ocean unexpectedly slowed to about in knots and shifted to the South according to a spokesman for the Federal aviation administrations office in new York but As night began to fall on the Thomas relayed a message to his anxious sup porters which moving estimated 35 indicating that a Westerly Breeze was powering him closer to his at about the same time the winds another problem developed with the High fre Quency radio aboard his spirit of 76 instead of direct communication with new Thom As began relaying messages via passing airliners 1 its not a big explained flight director Paul Johnsoh in Lakehurst its a system we had planned on to make it convenient to Call him when we wanted to it does not jeopardize the flight we just have to go through two other parties most of Thomas time was taken tip working with his tech Nical Chew in Lakehurst trying to Correct the believed to be in the Antenna a manual for the equipment flown from new York to the air base Here Johnson was enthusiastic about the chances for the Pilot from Mich who is attempting to make the first trans Atlantic balloon voyage Hes got super weather and Hes flipping along real Nice there Are no balloon pro Johnson said Thomas course appears to he shifting northward As planned and he is moving toward spokesman in new York said with the in the winds Are inking its the same route that Lind Herp the spokesman said the ride is looking Beautiful Charles Lindbergh flew his single engine spirit of st Miles from Roosevelt Long to Paris in v minutes and no seconds on 1927 of unfavourable weather Thorn As caught Strong Westerly shortly after p m Friday Lake off and quickly headed out Over the Mantic with southwesterly Wii ids estimated at in knots or by Terr along his planned route thanni As Hopes it will Lake four Days to reach plus or minus a thousand Miles Thomas helium tilled balloon is As High a nine Story building Anil m feel in diameter the history of the Telephone Industry is one of declining costs and increased efficiency in Many says a Justice department Why then is the department seeking to break up Bacon your Freedom i newspaper Ait real serving Eastern new Mexico and West Texas traffic toll by the Tress state traffic toll in last veins toll in Dale 2ko volume 48 number 75 a leased wires new Mexico june 1976 daily Oil sunday 20c Lebanon sees its worst Battle county wheat crop Way below Normal by Jill Buzzard staff writer the Lack of adequate moisture Hurt the dryland Farmers in the Curry county area and the which Are coming in from the current wheat Harvest prove estimates show that this years dry land wheat crop will Only equal about 20 per cent of last the irrigated Farmers Story int much figures taken from local Grain elevators say they will match Only half of the total yield for in answer to the question of whether Many dryland wheat Farmers were bringing their Grain Ray manager of Worley Mills Grain elevator at pleasant Hill dry what Little Ive has been very one fellow North of Here brought in bushels per a Farmer who suffers a Complete crop failure or has a yield so Low that it wont pay off the costs of har vesting May be eligible for a disaster although the figures Are not several Hundred dryland Farmers across the Eastern Plains area Are expected to file an application for disaster from the Federal because of the Lack of moisture since Ford were not going to have the crop we had last but were doing irrigated being brought into the pleasant Hill elevator is running 60 bushels per acre on the Ford the moisture Content is real around and the average pounds per Bushel is he the Quality of the irrigated wheat is a worker at the Farmers cooperative elevator in Clovis said its too Early to really Tell but the dry land what Little there is running seven or eight bushels per irrigated wheat is averaging about 50 bushels per see wheat on Pate 2 news at a glance bomb explodes in Portugal Portugal a Lisbon reelection Calm was shaken late saturday by a bomb that exploded outside the Headquarters of the portuguese soviet Friendship association near embassy israeli defense cuts expected Tel Israel a cuts in a special Aid package to Israel would Force further reductions in israeli defense finance minister Yehoshua Rabinowitz said Hopes expressed for conference san a president Ford said saturday he Hopes the seven nation economic Summit conference opening Here sunday will give a new impetus to the growth of our worldwide Economy and improve International britons lose their Cool London a accustomed to fog and lost their Cool saturday As the temperature in Central London soared to a record 95 degrees and tempers hit the breaking former Federal judge arrested a former Federal judge Harold whose supreme court nomination was rejected by the Senate in was arrested on a Battery charge by vice squad officers after he met an officer in a mens a state attorney said Lebanon a righting Christian militias and palestinian guerrillas fought savagely Over the South Eastern fringe of Beirut on sat the fifth Day of the Gest Battle of the civil an overnight missile Duel set dozens of apartment buildings afire elsewhere in the a rightist radio report said casualties Are High and the palestinian refugee Camps of Tal Zlatar and Eib Asha were under a thick pall of Black smoke from raging a leftist radio report said at least 50 Christian fighters were killed and 135 wounded in a morning attack on the Camps where about palestinians live surrounded by Christian controlled trails of fire across the sky from the shelling contrasted with Beirut near total Black the City has been without telephones or Telegraph communications for three radio monitored in told of an acute shortage of bread in and reported urgent appeals from both sides for out Side Arab intervention to end the the tragedy stems from the fact there is no Force capable of enforcing a declared Pierre Gemayel of the rightist phalanges which Fields the largest Christian the commander of the breakaway moslem lebanese Arab army called on the new Arab peace Force to Stop the see Lebanon on Page 2 her 23rd Johnson above inspects a handful of Gram trom one of the trucks she drives during wheat Harvest every one truck has eight gears and the other has 10 but they dont pose a problem for Johnson has been driving Grain trucks during wheat Harvest for 23 like Many farm she pitches in each year to help her and Bob Johnson own land about 15 Miles North of according to Johnson their crops Are yielding from 30 to 70 bushels per the lower yield is due to a breakdown in irrigation she new journal photo probation plan in Mill by Bill Southard managing editor beginning next people in Curry and Roosevelt counties who commit non violent crimes even though the crimes might be felonies May go directly into a probation program without first appearing in the new similar to approaches already in use in inside today editorial Erm Bombeck farm news glad you asked 5 Hospital Public ringing the Bell sports 1317 to Myca Las Cruces and is called the pre prosecution probation program and its principal objective is to save the time of the courts by reducing the number of cases that actually go to according to Lloyd who will become director of the innovative currently supervisor of the adult probation and parole office in Clovis for the state department of Drager will leave that Post and assume his new duties thur As head of the pre prosecution probation Drager will be under the direct supervision of the District attorneys office in the ninth judicial District and will conduct the work in both Curry and Roosevelt the so probation on put 2 Reagan wins first round n m i api former California Honnold Reagan appeared on his Way late saturday to winning All 21 of new Mexico delegates to the Republican National in the first round of voting Reagan supporters maintained a United front As delegates pledged to him swept eight at Large seats to the the state delegates voted for Reagan supporters Over three backers of pc ident Ford Pete what Lar by the associated press East Central and Southeast Plains slight Chance for after noon and evening thundershowers sunday and mostly fair weather through Mon Day with Little change in winds 15 Miles per hour or less except for Brief gusts near Clovis High sunday near lows sunday night Low Portales near 90 and Low Roswell mid 90s and mid Artesia mid 90s and mid Carlsbad mid 90s and mid Hobbs Low 90s and Low Pioneer educator dead Doc a Pioneer educator in the Clovis died saturday morning at his Home in funeral services for Gattis will be conducted at 2 monday from the first Baptist Church with the Walter of assisted by burial will be in Lawn Haven memorial gardens under the direction of Steed Odd funeral a Grotto born in Moore Gattis came to Curry county in 1919 and taught his first year in the Grady school system before moving to Clovis to take a position at la Casita he served la Casita As principal for 39 believed the longest tenure at a single school of any principal in the state of new and throughout the years after his retirement maintained an interest in the school and the children who attended he was an Active supporter of athletics in the Clovis school system and served on the Clovis school Board for six a past president of the East Central District of the new Mexico educational Gattis was selected for inclusion in the new Mexico teachers Hall of he was a member of the first Baptist the Clovis masonic Lodge 40 and the last survivors Are his of the Home two Bill of and Mike of Clovis one Jesse Allen of Tucumcari one Stella of de so Gattis on Pap 2 treasurer a Rancier Neff Siul Manuel they Are the Stales top lie publican office holders Dominici and Lujan Are Fords co chairmen in new Lujan delivered the keynote address at the convention ear Lier saturday and told delegates he liked Ford and Reagan but said he leaned toward Ford because they had been through so much another delegates re tnainer1 to be chosen in three other and the three Ford backers were expected to appear on those other Ford backers withdrew from the race before the first and the Ford Camp put out a shed advising the presi dents supporters to Vole for Lujan and mrs the voting proceeded a i a snails Pace As it took three hours to tabulate results of the first the first vote was taken after Reagan supporters beat Back a proposal offered by Ford Back ers to select the states delegation on a proportionate Ford backers comprise about 40 per cent of the the party Ford dominated Central committee voted 1u754 earlier saturday to approve the proportionate which would have Given the president about seven of the 21 the measure was essentially a special rules change that would apply Only to saturdays Anderson Carter of Loving National Field director of Field operations for the Reagan Campaign called the Resolution a study in profit guarantee possible Santa fear the state Public service commission and Gas of new Mexico con firmed the Utility May seek the right to raise its customers Bills to guarantee a per cent quarterly profit on com Pany Stock after the called is now being used by the Public service of new the reorganization of Gas of new Mexico in May As a division of Southern Union Gas with separate assets would make the indexing provision less complicated than when Gas was part of a fou state officials european Art warehouse has Security of fortress a Cionario an int i i bin Laneh with discount on Paris a quitting time at Europe biggest Art store House Means crawling through a flooding it and leaving any would be thief to the mercy of choking the Art works Are stored in a 240foot Concrete Tower sur rounded by a Moat and hidden discreetly behind the Walls of a Blo Klong triangular building on Trocadero just across the River Seine from the Eiffel its like a Dungeon inside a director general of the store told a actual we picked you up on our to monitors several minutes be fore you pushed the Buzzer and informed the intercom who you even if you wanted you get out of Here unless you had a special key and More buttons were he was the storehouse is designed to be impregnable to thieves who Are doing their Best to strip churches and private collections Bare of their in for gunmen overpowered three guards at an exhibition Hall in Avignon and stole 127 paintings by the late Pablo the called the Trocadero has about 30 All specially picked and in business for Over half a it recently added another service guard ing microfilmed secrets for corporations and governments Lantheaume would not say which nor would he give the total value of the towers a sizeable was All he would his Blue eyes the Tower was built in 1914 by society one of Frances biggest to store its clients stocks and the Bank moved the securities in 1972 to 215 Miles Southeast of the Banks watch dog took Over and be Gan running the Tower As an Art storehouse for some of the worlds wealthiest people and Lantheaume refused per Mission for a tour of the citing Security but he quickly flipped open an album of seen from the Eiffel the storehouse looks like an 180footdiameter topped by a 600ton con Crete it bears a vague re semblance to a except instead of prisoners the cells contain it also is air conditioned to keep the paintings in a controlled Cli Lantheaume with the help of his photo that when the guards leave at night they lock the Tower doors from the inside and crawl through a which is later in the morning the water is pumped out so the men can return to their he said if thieves somehow managed to penetrate the Tow ers massive Security network during the the doors would shut automatically and firefighting Gas would Asphy Riate them without hurting the the Tower also provides Small but richly appointed viewing rooms in the surround ing building so clients can see their valuables whenever they it will also insure and inventory clients storage prices Range from to a month for a seven by seven foot depending on which of several plans is the More expensive plans provide two viewing salons and a 15 per cent discount on in the clients get Security designed to prevent thefts such As the robbery last year in Milan of 36 impressionistic paintings valued at More than million from the cites museum of modern it was the second time the same Gau Cezanne and Van Gogh had been stolen from the same thieves stole three priceless paintings considered among the 10 most famous Ren Naissance works in Italy

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