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Biloxi Sun Herald (Newspaper) - December 7, 1974, Biloxi, Mississippi shoplifting 'til JAN STAFF holiday spirits surge this Christmas so does criminal activity and Biloxi police are warning Coast residents to be Police Chief Lester Thompson said Friday inflation and unemployment contribute to increasing the seasonal crime rate during the Christmas layoffs we're having this year on the Coast and nationwide will be a factor in increasing Thompson Biloxi police chief explained that the pace of many crimes customarily increases between Dec. 15 and Jan. 1 and coupled with soaring inflation and growing could make Christmas a for local shoppers and law enforcement Thompson said much of the holiday crime could be stopped if would follow a few simple best advice to shoppers during the Christmas season and any season is to make sure that all valuables left in cars are kept out of he police complaints for Christmas seasons past indicate careless shoppers have lost hundreds of dollars worth of gifts by leaving packages in full view in unlocked give criminals an Lock your car while you're shopping and if you put presents in the car lock them in the Thompson police chief said burglaries of homes and businesses can also be avoided during you're going to be away from home for the get together with neighbors or relatives and make a few arrangements for securing your he suggested leaving lights on inside vacated homes and having neighbors pick up mail and newspapers to make it appear someone is at valuable items should not be left easily visible from the Thompson of great value away from windows so someone Just passing by can't see Thompson protect against purse snatching which increases during the season of gift the police chief advises women to carry small bags strapped over the shoulder and purses with handles are helpful in avoiding purse but I would say small purses which are easily concealed are the Biloxi police chief offered a final word of advice for all Coast you see someone who looks out of place or if you see anything take down their tag get a physical description and call the nuclear arms lid may up defense ON U.S. ARMS ACCORD Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger tells a Pentagon news Friday the new nuclear arms limitation agreement is a major step - Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger said Friday the new nuclear arms limitation agreement is major step but he indicated it will lead to significant changes in America's missile and bomber his first news conference since the new agreement was Schlesinger acknowledged that the pact not achieve all that could be But he said it does fulfill the objective of equality of nuclear forces between the United States and agreement does not leave the United States at a Schlesinger the same 91, No. 65 December 7, 1974 defense secretary said the composition of U.S. nuclear striking forces will be adjusted to compensate for the way the Russian missile force is composed in the years Soviet Union is expected to start deploying a new family of large intercontinental ballistic missiles early next but defense officials are uncertain how many of each and In what will have to adjust our over-all force Schlesinger secretary indicated If the Russians choose to arm many of their heavy land-based missiles with multiple warheads then the United States would begin shifting more of its nuclear striking power to submarines and would add These would be less vulnerable to A knockout in a surprise nuclear attack than missiles in underground Schlesinger said he expects the Russians to place some of their MIRVs on which experts say would not seriously threaten a knockout blow to U.S. ICBMs because warheads would likely not be accurate or big enough for COUNCIL AGREE ON WORKERS TO VOTE ON BUDDY STAFF Miss. A tentative settlement on a new 38-month contract which could send thousands of striking shipyard workers back to their jobs early next week was reached late Friday night between Shipbuilding and the Metal Trades knowledge denied by William once the lawyer for Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt denied he had known the burglars were paid to keep quiet and had lied about wrapping up the 10th week of the cover-up charged Bittman was still trying to and said his testimony was an attempt to their as a court witness over defense and prosecution Bittman insisted the he received as Hunt's lawyer was for legal fees and nothing had no information to believe that any money paid to Mr. Hunt was for his he shouted at one pounding the witness box with his Hunt never indicated to me in any manner whatsoever that he was doing was a quid pro that silence in exchange for In everything was to the a withering 90 minutes of Assistant Special Prosecutor Jill Wine Volner insisted Bittman knew the cash was hush knew Hunt was lying about it and hid the truth from coal miners may stall W. Va. Picketing by dissident coal miners opposed to rotating shifts and striking United Mine Workers union construction workers Friday threatened to delay a return to work in the nation's coal posted pickets at the Badger Coal Co. mine near to protest rotating work The owned by Pittston and employing 300 deep was shut mine construction workers closed most operations in southern Illinois and there were indications coal miners might be barred from returning to work in other UMW The 120,000 4|}iners, who a new three-year contract were not expected to cross picket knew Hunt was not telling what he that he was keeping Mrs. Volner is not correct at Bittman his face flushed and fists knew the facts that Hunt knew and you knew he was keeping quiet about those Mrs. Volner is not Bittman tentative which came after a long day of hard bargaining between union and management was announced by federal mediator Leland was also announced that the Trades Council will recommend to its striking membership that the proposed contract be approved in voting scheduled close to the lengthy negotiations said the 38-month proposal contains a preservation similar to a cost of living escalator sought by the trades was also disclosed that the package offers wages increased from previous offers during the first year to an estimated 13,000 workers associated with the Trades spokesman for the unions said business agents of locals will explain the proposal on Monday morning and the vote will begin immediately previous company which did not receive Trades Council were soundly defeated in voting last and trades sign of new story Page KANSAS Mo. Cheering hailing newfound Friday opened their mid-term political convention without a sign of discord and with promises congressional leaders would enact economic programs to beat inflation and the 2,035 gathered in the warmth and friendliness of Kansas City's huge Municipal were sternly warned that if the party cannot economic ills and halt rising Democrats would forfeit the presidency to the Republicans for a third straight the three-day convention was called to adopt a party it quickly turned into early assessment of presidential both announced and campaigned on a nearly round-the-clock Most energetic were Henry Jackson and Lloyd and Morris the lone announced fears the convention once again would expose the old feuds that tore apart the party in 1968 and 1972 faded in the euphoria bf Reformers won preliminary battles on the drive to open the to and the party's old guard pledged loyalty to the new Gov. George C. who bolted the party in the said he was at the convention seeking Buoyed by a warm Wallace extended his stay to meet Chicago Mayor Richard ostracized from the 1972 declared We are trying to get the labor wing controlled by AFL-CIO President George beaten again by the reformers on the structure of the party declined to disrupt the pervasive harmony which party leaders hoped will lead them back to the White House for the first time since 1969. Chairman Robert S. major architect of party told the 2,035 delegates the wounds of 1968 and 1972 have been healed and the of the Democratic party a speech in the Strauss said Democrats have come along the back from political defeat and party are almost Strauss said on the opening night of the unique we fire going home the Gulf Continued cloudy and mild with chance for rain throughout the on Page declined to detail the new said he was satisfied with the contract proposal and gave notice that the Trades Council had endorsed it. The federal mediator from Mobile has been in on contract negotiations from the marked the 20th day of a crippling work stoppage at the sprawling state's largest private which has plunged thousands of workers into the ranks of the temporarily company spokesman said an estimated million in wages have been lost by about 13,000 striking workers along with the loss of about 1.8 million working company spokesman added that each employe has lost about in wages which includes two paid The strike has also threatened to significantly delay large defense is estimated that million in retail sales and about in sales taxes have been lost during the work massive shipyard work stoppage bagan early Nov. 17 when the old contract expired without firm settlement on A group of machinists which bargains separately from the Trades Council first set up picket lines which were honored by other union business agent for Machinists Local 1133, said negotiations between the portion of the machinists independent from the Trades Council and Ingalls would resume at 1 p.m. Saturday in hopes of working out a Trades Council has said consistently that increased some protection from spiraling inflation and a contract expiration date away from the holiday period were necessary in any new all a spokesman those requirements have been dealt with in the proposal which undergoes membership scrutiny bargaining talks began in the Dean with separate members of the negotiating teams appearing at the Longfellow House where the session was time was consumed with negotiators talking privately among then coming together periodically the overall situation with the other team and federal sources session was the first since Tuesday when talks recessed so that Ingalls could the situation before sitting back down at the bargaining spokesman said that other Ingalls including office and professional employes and have not yet come to formal terms with the The Federal Reserve taking a major step at easing its previous restrictions on the money announced Friday it has approved a decrease in the rate of interest it charges banks for borrowings in two federal reserve lowered to 7.75 percent the discount rate for member banks in the New York and Philadelphia The discount rate had been 8 per nationwide since last when the board began clamping down on the money supply in an effort to stem Today's Living Stock Market Business World Entertainment Local News Sports FSn Page Classified Page Page Page Page Page Page Page OF A FEATHER FREEZE TOGETHER flock of sea gulls weather freeing rain In Pascagoula as they huddled in the wind on the end of a pier In the Mississippi photo by George
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