Biloxi Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi
27 Jun 1976

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27 Jun 1976

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Biloxi Sun Herald (Newspaper) - June 27, 1976, Biloxi, Mississippi Page a-4ford addresses puerto Rico session the Suaz a �1 1 Biloxi Gulfport Pascagoula miss., sunday june 27, 1976 san Juan . A president Ford said saturday he Hopes the seven nation economic Summit conference opening Here sunday Quot will give a new impetus to the growth of our worldwide Economy and improve International Ford also warned against outside intervention in the affairs of puerto Rico following a Promise of demonstrations by pro Independence groups. Aides said he was clearly referring to Cuba although he did not name it. Ford said interference in the Quot freely determined Pete Umbdenstock Oscar Bond William Shepard coast rotary clubs install the second annual joint installation of the coast rotary clubs was held june 23 at the Biloxi Sheraton. Biloxi Gulfport and pass Christian were represented. Biloxi club officers installed were William she Pard president Kenneth Sadler vice president Mike Matingly treasurer and Kenneth Hood Secretary. Pass Christian officers installed were Oscar Bond president Jack Sutter vice president Roland t. Martin treasurer and Dayton Robinson Secretary. Gulfport officers installed were Pete Umbdenstock president Durant Dabbs vice president Ron Carroll treasurer and Tom Clower Secretary. Incoming directors for the Biloxi club Are pour Man Hodge William Crane and Kosta Vlahos pass Christian directors arc Oscar Bond Dayton Robinson ton Mcdonald . Taylor Abner North rup and m. Mcdonald Morse. Gulfport directors arc George Thatcher Jim Williams and Mike Matthews. Out going presidents for the clubs Are Bob Gaines Biloxi Joe Davis pass Christian and Amos Pollard Gulfport. Or. . Hargis pastor of the Central Christian Church of Hattiesburg was the guest speaker addressing the group on Quot a changing confusion and challenging relations Quot Between the United states and puerto Rico Quot will be an unfriendly act which will be resisted by appropriate Ford read his statement after being welcomed by an Honor guard a 21-gun Salute and the playing of anthems at san Juan International Airport. He was the first Summit participant to arrive. The leaders of Britain Japan Italy and West Germany were scheduled to arrive later saturday. Prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada had planned to come saturday but delayed his trip until sunday to Deal with the air traffic control dispute that has closed most Canadian airports for a week. President Valery gis card d Estwing of France also is to arrive sunday shortly before the two Day conference opens at the Plush Dorado Beach hotel Complex 17 Miles West of san Juan. A after the Island s few in a a dependence groups prom ised demonstrations White House officials de $ cited to transport report cars from san Juan to the in meeting site by helicopter rather than bus As earlier $ planned. Ford also flew to Dorado Beach by helicopter As had been planned. $ White House press Secretary Ron Nessen said Quot nothing is anticipated be g Vond peaceful Demontra. Ii tons. A Semski defends family court continued from a-1 been fruitless. In Semski s two Page answer to the charges he said Quot the incredible and erroneous of great concern to me and the dedicated staff of the family he said county schools were not taking advantage of a Law allowing them to sue parents of offenders for full restitution in vandalism and that no repayment policy was in effect in 1971 when the training Center had been vandalized. The judge also said he had never been contacted or asked to meet with the Board contrary to the Board s claims. The criticism of Semski primarily by Board member Chester Collins and Board president Oren Miller came at the weekly meeting of the school trustees after the Board was informed by correspondence of four vandalism incidents at two schools within the past two weeks. The Board unanimously authorized a letter of complaint to be written to Semski by supt. Bobby Ladner and requested that Board members meet personally with the judge As a follow up action and that the criticism be made a matter of Public record in the meeting minutes. The school Board meets again monday night. The following is the text of judge Semski s response the incredible and erroneous claim of the Harrison county school Board that the family court is responsible for vandalism in the Public schools and Quot turns All those kids Loose Quot and is not interested in the restitution is of great concern to me and to the dedicated staff of the family court. Vandalism is a problem which alarms All of us. After All they Are our tax dollars which support the school system and it is the communities codes of conduct and Laws which Are being flaunted by those who vandalize. We Are concerned about Why children As Well As adults often feel that they must attack institutions which should represent to them a warm Safe place in which to experience the pleasure of learning. I have been requested by the press and other communications Media to comment on the article appearing in the daily Herald reporting last monday night s school Board meeting regarding a letter of complaint supposedly addressed to me by the Harrison county school Board. As of this Date june 26, 1976, i have received no such letter. In Justice to the Public and to the dedicated members of my staff and As previously reported in the daily Herald i shall now comment on the article As i did not receive the letter by this weekend. I gather from Larry Jones article the school Board is angry because the Orange Grove Middle school and Bel Aire elementary school were vandalized in four separate instances which Are being investigated by the Harrison county s sheriff s department. When and if the persons responsible Are caught and if any of them Are juveniles and if they Are turned Over to the family court for action i expect every member of the Harrison county school Board to be present throughout the proceedings As Quot interested parties Quot so that the members May obtain firsthand information As to the Workings of the court. In fact i now invite the Board to be present at the disposition Al hearing in the Case now before the family court involving the vandalism of a North Biloxi school. I have examined the file of the exceptional school Case referred to in the article. This vandalism took place in february 1971, just shortly after i took office on january 15, 1971. At that time there was no general policy of restitution in the family court. Such a policy is now in effect and has been for several years As part of the plan of rehabilitation for each child. Restitution is considered specifically in every Case not just vandalism cases by each youth Counselor in his social summary or report to the court for use in the disposition Al hearing sentencing. The school Board has one of the finest lawyers in the state of Mississippi representing the Board. Certainly he has advised them of a Mississippi Law especially enacted for the recovery of monetary damages for the vandals nation of school property by pupils. This Law permits the Board to file suit against the parents of the guilty pupils for the recovery of such damages. I know of no instance where the school Board has Ever taken advantage of this statutory right by filing suit in the proper court not the family court. I think the school Board has an obligation to take this action if for no other reason than to conserve our tax dollars. The essential Point i wish to make is that the personnel of this court Are concerned we have always been concerned and we will always remain concerned about the problems of children in this Community. My staff and i shall continue to perform our duties without engaging in controversies with the members of the school Board or anyone else. Although i have never been requested to do so i will be glad to meet with any member of the Board the school superintendent or the entire Board. H ewes Bros celebrates now with a Man charged in baby girl s death Pascagoula police saturday said they charged a 26-year-old White Man with capital murder in connection with the Kidnap Mur Der of a 3-year-old girl. Jimmy Lee Gray was charged with the murder of dress Jean Scales according to the police department. Officers said the arrest was based upon evidence gathered through investigation. The child s body was mrs. Gerald gets med award mrs. Carolyn Gerald of Gulfport was awarded a $1,000 scholarship tuesday by the Gulf coast chapter of the american association of medical assistants. She will begin studies at the University of Mississippi medical school at Jackson in september. She has been a registered nurse since 1964, after receiving her training at Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf coast Junior College. She took her premedical courses at the University of Southern Mississippi and received a is degree in biology in May 1975. She is now working on an is degree in biochemistry at us. Mrs. Lynn Iseley chapter president said the scholarship is awarded annually to a person entering the medical profession. At a meeting in Gulfport where the award was made or. George Calvert of Bay St. Louis spoke on the methods of drug addicts in attempting to exploit physicians to obtain drugs for financial Benefit or personal use. The chapter will sponsor two children in the Harrison county association for retarded citizens at summer Camp in july and will donate to the Maxine Williams scholarship fund established in Honor of the first National president of the medical assistants organization. Mrs. Iseley was elected to attend the National convention at Chicago in september. She said a dinner honouring or. Bedford Floyd and or. . Mcdonnel both retiring will be held june 30 at memorial Hospital at Gulfport. Mrs. Carolyn Gerald awarded scholarship found at Cody Road and Black Creek Bridge in Northeast Jackson county according to Coroner Benny Bryant who said sheriff s deputies and the beat five Constable were at the scene when he arrived at 5 . Saturday. The child lived with her parents or. And mrs. Richard a. Scales jr., 3010 Bartlett Street Pascagoula. Police would not release the address of Gray nor would they give any details of the incident. Rescue i of the Jackson county sheriff s office transported the victim to the singing River Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival at 5 36 ., Bryant said. Evidence indicates that the Young girl was kidnapped from her Home at approximately 5 . Friday according to a Jackson county official. Autopsy reports were incomplete As of saturday afternoon. Investigation is being continued. It Spring amp summer Missy Junior and half sizes dresses Pant suits w a </3 off res. $28 to $110 a Beautiful collection of smartly styled dresses and pantsuits to make your summer a very fashionable one shop Early amp save now men s Spring amp summer suit regular or vested Reg. $110-$ 125each i s famous men s Short sleeved dress a sport Shi a a a sizes 141 to 20 \ Reg. $7 to $12men s Leisure suits famous brands. Ref. $50 to $70each from. 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