Boffoon search requested NEW.YORKr API-Hail*™ u™.., . . ' • ilK PiXS. RK(AP) - BaB »«'1st Karl Thomas' ground crew asked the U.S. Coast Guard to•a 1 ' \**? klollin « for him. 'here has been no contact with him since Sunday night, and the crew said it was worried. Thomas took off Friday night on his attempt to become the mst person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon. Several others have died in similar efforts. "We think he is still aWt " crewman Wallace Clayton said today. ''But we haiwi \^~.A from him for Before his SMoot-Ull red ^ and Hue helmm-emed Emitted off, ThoniM confided to few O f his fiends ^ may not make it, but I'm'not going to die." He might sight Eurc row. He might be tecalmed "but were sure he's out there somewhere," said NJ C J, *i a spokesman for the Women experience military life at Air Force Academy Bv The A&sofialpri Precc ™.—:-~,j ... . has been holed up in an East Side Manhattan apartment. "We're waiting," Grande said. "There are five telephones here. If one rings we jump." Thomas, a 27-year-old pilot from Michigan, was estimated on Tuesday to be more than 1,. 200 miles east of New York City and approaching the hallway mark of his 3,00tknile flight. "Everybody is concerned, but we're not worried," said Grande. "We're banking on two things. First, if he were down, someone would pick up his emergency location trans- By The Associated Press The sign leading into the Air Force Acaifemy read "Bring Olympic gold medal ice skater. The Coast Guard Academy, and his good sense. "If we haven't heard from him, then we know he's still up there." . Thomas, according to Grande, is carrying enough warm clothing to withstand bitter high-altitude temperatures. He has food and water, and if downed, his gondola would become a boat Campbell man Fergus Falls (Hi.) Journal plans to run for House As the first-year cadets, or doolies, enrolled Monday in the shadow of the Colorado Rock- ies, 38 women were also processing in at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn. Women were expected to join freshman classes later this summer at the Army and Navy academies. The first to walk, beneath the Ai r Force Academy banner was Joan Olsen, an 18-year-old from Elk Grove, Calif., who came early because, she explained simply, "I wanted to be the first," The banner brought giggles from olher arriving young women as they piled out of family station wagons, taxis and buses into the bright sunlight. Laden with suitcases and bags, the women got few offers of help from stern-looking up- perctesmen, who just pointed to Ihe baggage collection area and let (he girls struggle. The incoming Air Force cadets went through Ihe usual long lines o! processing, physical exams and the routine military haircul. The girls had a choice of four short hairstyles, including the familiar "Dorothy Hamill" clip made popular by the American diction. The Merchant Marine Acade- be within ™ch of Ughtnir bolls, and for "* ""^ P 311 " P uts h ™ '<*> dose to 0* sea to make radio troversy whej> aomancadet reS ^nd?r nJ bdreaceSod e/s ^ma^ade? Meetings The City Council employee relations committee will meet at 7:30a.m. Friday, July 2, City Hall lunchroom, to review interview format for city administrator and city engineer applicants. late Sunday. A commercial jet reported picking up Thomas's call letters on its radio. The signal was faint, but a spokesman for the Alitalia jetliner said the voice, believed to be Thomas', did not sound distressed. Shortly after Thomas lifted off Friday from Lakehurst, K.I., Naval Air Station, his main communications system was knocked out by a faulty aerial. This too killed his primary tool of navigation, and he was forced to use the stars. Then, according to his com- niunicatiops crew, he encountered thunderstorms that may have numbed his reserve batteries. This, they say with hope, is why he has not been broadcast' ag. Thomas' bride of eight weeks, Michele, 24, has been with the communications crew in N'ew York, according to Grande, and keeping in touch with flight director Paul Johnson, who is waiting at Lakehurst. Carter visits with mayors MILWAUKEE (AP) - They gathered here to celebrate North and South, black and white. It was Ken Gibson's and Jimmy Carter's day at the mayors' conference. Gibson, the Newark, N.J., mayor honored as the first black president of the 44-year- old U.S. Conference of Mayors, stood Tuesday night with Tom Bradley from Los Angeles, Detroit's Coleman Voung, and Maynard Jackson of Atlanta. The four officials represent the nucleus of a growing group of elected black officials who are gaining influence in Democratic party politics. In 1975, the number of black mayors in the United States was 135, up from 108 in 1974 and 83 in 1973. Together with longtime urban politicians such as New York's Mayor Abraham Beame and Chicago's Richard Daley, they look to Carter as the man who they believe will make the White House more responsive to big city problems. Ken Gibson and Jimmy Carter. North and South. Black and white. II is Carter's self-proclaimed new coalition. "He'll provide the leadership we need," Daley said of the former Georgia governor. . Six hours earlier, Carter offered 300 mayors, mostly Democrats, the promise of a White House ally who would help put American cities back on the road to Athenian greatness. 20" PORTABLE FAN Iff 4 1 GALLON THERMOS JUG DIAL • A - RAIN SPRINKLER BLUE ICE DRIPLESS COLO STORAGE SWIM MASK SWIM FINS SIZES 2 - 7 MASK& SNORKEL HARDWARE "Home Owned and Horn* Opeuttd" "No. 1 Hitdwire Store in Otter Tail Empire" UOW. 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Raymond Korinek, rural Campbell, said he planned begin circulating petitions next week to put his name on the general election ballot from the S.O.S. party he is founding, Korinek said the party was based on six commandments: "Save Our Soul, Save Our Soil, Save Our Small Farms, Save Our Small Towns, Save Our Small Businesses, Save Oar Small Constitutional and County Governments." He said he had been a dairy farmer, had run a small business ar4 had worked for the Minnesota Game and Fish Department. District 9B includes Wilkin and Otter Tail counties and a part of Clay County. Bond issue is okayed EDEN VALLEY,.Minn. (AP) — A J1.25 million bond issue for a new elementary at Eden Valley was approved by voters in the Eden Valley-Watkins School District Tuesday, despite heavy opposition by voters in the W'atkins area. The total vote was 973-931 approving construction of a 16- classroom school for 500 students in grades one through six. Three previous bond issue proposals had been defeated in the past year. In the Watkins area, the vote was 19 in favor and 561 against the bond issue. Wed., June 30,1976 9 New fire truck is too tall for door BURSSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A shiny, new fire truck purchased by this Minneapolis suburb won't fit into a nice new public safety building. Now most everyone is busy Naming everybody else. Burnsville ordered the fire rig almost two years ago from a firm in Battle Creek, Mich. The specifications said it would be « feet long and II feet 6 inches high. The architects cf the building designed doors of 12 feet tall. But it turns out that the fire truck is 12 feel 1 inch tall. Public Safety Director Michael DuMoulin was asked several times to check out rumors lhat the truck wouldn't fit. "We did everything but fly to Battle Creek to measure the engine and then fly back (o measure the openings. It's not the city's fault," he said. The city is asking the manufacturer, American Fire Apparatus Co., and the architect to pay for reconstructing the doors of the budding, a cost estimated at $3,800. I DANCE atm« EAGLES CLUB Saturday, July 3 Music by Les and His Trio Look who's come to town. The biggest little card in the world. master charge THE INTERBANK CARD A MASTER CHARGE CARD means shopping convenience — all over Minnesota, all over the country, ali over Ihe world. MASTER CHARGE has more stores than Minnesota has lakes. Shop. Dine Dance. Travel.. . and just say. "Charge it on my MASTER CHARGE." Ihe Bankers, Ihe Believers, Ihe Helpers Slop in today, tomorrow, this week and ask how you can be the proud owner of the biggest Mule card in the world — MASTER CHARGE, a welcome sighl at over 1,000,000 stores all over Ihe globe. FIRST NATIONAL BANK FERGUS FALLS. MINNESOTA FIRST OF FERQU8 Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
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