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Biloxi Sun Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Biloxi, Mississippi The Sui a Herald served by a volume 92 a number 268 Mississippi coast sunday morning june 27, 1976 11 sections 118 pages single copy Syba Loon race a july 4. Giant balloons like this one will be floating Over lha it coast july 4 in the great Gulf of Mexico balloon race. The race will begin on ship Island with the balloonist from several states racing to the niacin Sfax photo by Vertran Matthews land. Other events scheduled for the coast during the july 4 weekend include a miss Bikini contest and a Sand sculpture contest. Family court criticism incredible erroneous Larry Jones Herald staff writer amidst charges of not carrying out his duties As a Harrison county family court Justice. Judge Lawrence Semski saturday termed county school Board criticism of his policies Quot incredible Quot and the school Board monday night charged that Semski was negligent in his duties of making Young people aware of the consequences of their acts by releasing juvenile offenders without making parents pay restitution to the schools. The Board had further charged the judge with being inaccurate in a statement about repayment for school vandalism at the county training Center and said attempts to reach Semski in the past had see Semski a-4 consultant engineering fees Cost Gulfport $500,000 Susan Irby Herald staff writer the City of Gulfport has paid More than a half million dollars in consultant engineers fees on various projects since february 1975, while maintaining its own engineering department with an annual payroll of Over $60,000, according to City records. The Gulfport Community development commission within the weather Cloudy and warm through monday with Chance of rain. Highs in 80s. Low in 70s. Details on Page b-10. Index chess master a. Classified crossword a daily . A Golden years a 5 Horoscope Lively arts. Sports. A a a a a a a a a a a a a d 9 c 1 b 1 same period has paid another $88,684.14 in consultant engineers fees and reimbursed the City 1,-118.30 for the services of City Engineer James j. Chiniche. The biggest portion of the 1555,697.79 in consultant fees Are charged to services with the City s $14.5 million water and sewer improvements program scheduled for completion in 1977. City officials agree that the consultant services Are costly. But be cause the water and sewer construction will not be an ongoing project after 1977, they contend it would not be feasible to hire another full time Engineer. Most of the fees $421,567.63, have gone to Brown and Russell inc., of Gulfport hired in november 1970 under the Phillip Shaw administration to Engineer the water and sewer program. City records show the largest single payment to the firm $198,-757.01, was for engineering services performed from november 1974 to May 1975 when the payment was made. The engineering contract for the $14.5 million project financed by the Sale of $9.5 million in Bonds ism it engineering Page a i Ford moves Over 1,000 the associated press Ronald Reagan campaigned on saturday in Montana and Idaho for More Republican convention delegates while president Ford moved Over the 1,000-Delegate Mark with support from Minnesota republicans. Reagan picked up All four Idaho delegates chosen saturday and was expected to do Well in Montana and new Mexico where a total of 41 delegates were being selected this weekend. Ford has a total of 1,001 delegates according to the associated press tally. That s 129 Short of the number needed to win the gop presidential nomination with Only 139 delegates yet to be chosen. Reagan has 933 delegates and there Are 184 uncommitted delegates. Ford had passed the 1,000 Mark a week ago but his total dropped below the 1,000 when some delegates previously numbered among his supporters declared themselves uncommitted. In Montana where bitter disputes have developed Between Ford and Reagan factions Over How they would Divide the delegation 20 delegates were at stake. And 21 delegates were being chosen in new Mexico with Reagan expected to get most or All of them. Reagan won All four at Large delegates chose i saturday in Idaho giving him 17 of that state s 21 delegates. The other four support Ford. Ford won All but one of the 18 at Large delegates chosen Early saturday at Minnesota s state gop convention. Reagan addressed the Montana convention at Helena on saturday and then flew to Moscow Idaho. Ford flew from Washington to puerto Rico on saturday for a six nation conference on global economic problems. First lady Betty Ford stood in for him at the Minnesota convention and Interior Secre tary Thomas Kleppe was to represent him in Montana. Reagan held a series of private meetings Friday night at the Montana convention As he campaigned in Hopes of winning the state s entire delegation. Quot that s the name of the game Quot Reagan said on his arrival at the Helena Airport when asked if he wanted All 20 delegates. Told that Montana gop chairman Florence Haegen wanted the state s delegation split at 13 for Reagan and 7 for Ford Reagan replied Quot i Don t think there is any need for any the split proposed by mrs. Hae Gen and Ford backers was inline with the results of Montana s Lane 1 nonbinding presidential prefer Quot enee primary which went 65, per cent for Reagan and 33 per Cen for Ford. Cross burning damages Church photo on e-10 Larry Jones Herald staff writer Federal investigators continued their probe sunday into a rash of Jackson county Cross burnings the latest which left a Black Ocean Springs Church partially destroyed by fire Early saturday. Moss Point police also reported that Early saturday morning a House and automobile owned by Isidore Hyde sr., head of a local Black voters league were heavily damaged by fire. Authorities said that Sunrise Baptist Church on fort Bayou Road North of Ocean Springs was about 40 per cent destroyed by a fire set by a blazing Cross inside the Church shortly after Midnight Friday. The fort Bayou Volunteer fire department extinguished the Blaze five minutes after the arrival of three fire units at the scene. Chief Floyd Brune said saturday. The fire department received the Call at 1 30 . Saturday. Although Brune said the cause of fire was arson officials of the Federal Bureau of investigation and the Jackson county sheriff s office had not yet determined the cause of the fire saying the matter was still under investigation. The Church Cross burning is the latest of several Cross burning incidents in Jackson county in the past week. Ocean Springs. Gau tier. Moss Point and Pascagoula have Al reported similar Kun flux klan style burnings an official of the Ocean Springs police department said. Asst. Police chief a. R. Bakker said that before the Church fire a Cross burning occurred thursday night at a private residence in Ocean Springs and Quot bound crosses and a tank of did i a fuel were confiscated from area on Hamstead Road. The Ocean Springs fire department extinguished a fire at a Home on Connors drive about mini to thursday officials said. A burning Cross set up against the Home s Wall set fire to some shingles and caused Only minor damage to to dwelling. Officials would not releaser the address of the Home nor the Honie owner s name. The crosses and can of did i were found Al put a week ago Bakker said an it an investigation it is. Continuing into the matter. The Jackson county Croas Burt Ings follow a flare up of sir a or burnings in Mobile county a a. The Fri and other agencies Are still investigating those blk Iez. The Church burning saturday leaves the Rev. J. P. Gaines pats Tor without a meeting place for. Church services sunday but Rev. school held in one of the s Homes. Vlf Hile not yet contacted by the of i the pastor said Fie Felt the. Choss was set afire by some Pav ends who were retaliating against the Church for having to pay. For the vandalism of their Ehy old few it the Sanctuary. A Quot i Don t actually Quot know it Quot Rev. Gaines said. Quot but we to a a Runin with some Chi Kien i he of parents awhile Back and the ends had to pay for broken windows and doors. Quot i believe someone did this to make it look like the Kun flux a lab did it. I really Don this Kun flux klan had a hand in this Lilii Iliili a Sand sculpture. College teams from across the Southeast will compete for a Caribbean cruise and Mississippi coast vacations in a Sand sculpture contest scheduled Lor the july 4 weekend on the Mississippi Gulf coast. Shown practising on miss Mississippi world Wanda Gatlyn of Moss Point Are form left Charles Patrick of Mississippi Gulf coast a Luis for College. Jaye Gilich miss Baton Rouge of Iana state University Mike Patrick of i Ikse state University now with the new England patriots and Mike younger of the of min Sis Sippl

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