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Ham Helps
Intercontinental Visit
Includes Weather Talk
YPSILANTI - A belated anniversary present came to Mrs. Rayburn Price of 109 N. Summit St. at 2 a.m. today. She was able to talk for 15 minutes with her husband at Hallett Station, Antarctica, for 15 minutes.
C. C. Jenks, 1220 Congress St., a local ham radio operator, had been trying far into the night daily since Saturday, the Price's sixth wedding anniversary, to make contact with the base at the bottom of the world for Mrs. Price.
Despite eight-below-zero weather here, the line was "very clear" so there could have been no mistake when she heard her husband, an electronics technician engaged in research for the U. S. Weather Bureau say the temperature on the great white continent was 29 degrees ABOVE zero.
What did the Prices talk about in their precious 15 minutes? A Hawaiian vacation together in October when Price is scheduled to return from Antarctica.