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Biloxi Sun Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, Biloxi, Mississippi Sunday edition free Art events abound. Details on c-10. Served by a amp up the a Therald serving Biloxi Gulfport and the Mississippi coast since 1884 volume 90 number 178 Mississippi coast sunday morning March 31, 1974 11 sections 156 pages vane Cloudy warm. Details on pm. B-8 single copy 25 chatting at ceremony. Sen. James o. Eastland a miss left chats with mayor Jerry o Keefe right at dedication ceremonies for the Biloxi inner Harbor and Park saturday staff photo by Sonny pippin afternoon. Next to the mayor is state sen. Sandy Steckler who was master of ceremonies for the program. Eastland airs proposal at Harbor dedication by Marie Langlois Heald staff writer sen. James o. Eastland a miss saturday outlined a sweeping program designed to promote America s commercial and sport fishing industries As he dedicated Biloxi s Small Craft Harbor and Parks in Ideal Spring weather. From the speaking stand High atop the Harbor restaurant the nation s fourth ranking officer had a panoramic View of the Harbor Maria Watson daily Herald Bay Bureau chief Charles h. Johnson a Waveland general contractor has claimed a Victory in the first Ward Alder Manio special election held saturday defeating Robert l. Warner 112 votes to 77. Returns Are Complete but unofficial. Johnson 40, will assume the Post vacated by John Longo or. When Longo was elected mayor feb. 9 in a special election to fill the unexpired term of the late mayor Garfield Ladner. Johnson a Waveland native is a member of the Board of directors of pass Christian Isles Golf club is a member of the St. Stanislaus sideline club the Waveland civic association and Diamondhead yacht Anco country club. He is a member of St. Clare s Catholic Church. He is married to the former Gerald Mae Samrow of new Orleans and they have two children Charles h. Johnson or. Of Metairie la., and Cathy Ann a Junior at Mississippi state University. Johnson will serve in the Post until the general municipal election in november. The ceremony depleted with the color guard and drum and Bugle corps of Keesler air Force base was a part of the 275th anniversary Celebration of Biloxi Bay Colony. After congratulating those responsible for the facility and making a warm personal comment to Ron Pierotich newly elected Biloxi port commission president who introduced him senator Eastland outlined his three Point program which he said will Quot be responsible for saving our fishing commercial and Quot we want to write into the Law the first National program Ever enacted to afford meaningful assistance to the commercial and sport fishing interests Quot said senator Eastland. Senator Eastland spoke at the dedication of Biloxi s new $1.6 million Small Craft Harbor and Park facility and the opening of the Biloxi Bay Colony s 275th anniversary Celebration. Declining production outmoded fleets undefined fishing boundaries and inadequate funding for research Are Only a few of the difficulties confronting the fishing industries according to senator Eastland. Quot we must get our information on rebuilding the Industry from fishermen gear manufacturers Marina operators boat builders canners processors and distributors a indeed a from representatives of every segment of the Industry. Quot our program should not be based on ideas from Washington. The basis of our legislative package should be hard facts from people involved in fishing Quot said Eastland. Senator Eastland said that commissions representing the Gulf Pacific and Atlantic fishing interests have agreed to be the fac finding agents in the program. Officials from these groups would hold hearings around the country in order to learn what the people involved in the fishing industries want done to promote the industries. Quot when these on the spot meetings Are finished a and one would certainly be held Here in Biloxi a i would suggest the selection of a steering committee. These leaders would represent the views and needs of All engaged in a or affected by a any aspect of fishing operations in every Region of the country Quot said senator Eastland. Quot then this group would meet with top level Federal officials. I am confident that this group could Hammer out our National program for presentation to the Eastland said that the enactment of this legislative package would be the final step in this Effort. Quot the end result would be a program which i believe will assist every person involved in american fishing activities from Maine to Hawaii a from Alaska to Florida. It would be a program written by men and women like you. And for my Money a legislation from the people is the Best Law for the senator Eastland praised local state and Federal officials for their performance in the construction of the new Harbor. Quot the Harbor offers 142 berths and a full Range of services. This gives us the Ideal combination a a facility for the present and the future. A facility that is a credit to this area and our state a and it benefits a Region extending from the Bottom of Texas to the tip of Florida Quot he said. The Celebration of the 275th anniversary of the Biloxi Bay Colony reflects a Rich heritage according to Eastland. Quot the Colony established in the 17th Century did not merely endure it prevailed Over difficulties. As the 21st Century a continued on a-13 bitter fight erupts. Nixon seek sin welfare key Biscayne Fla. A reporting Progress in Quot solving the welfare mess Quot president Nikon asked Congress saturday to trim Federal welfare spending immediately by $800 million. He said he was acting because of Quot the first major drop in the nation s welfare Rolls in a number of years Quot a a decline of 225,000 people last year in the program to Aid families with dependent children. The Cut in welfare spending can be made without reducing benefits to any eligible recipients Nixon said in a statement issued As he spent a quiet weekend at his Bay Side Home Here. Quot in recent years Quot the president said Quot americans have had to live with a continuing upward spiral in both the size of the welfare Rolls and the Cost of the welfare programs. Quot the tale has been a tragic one and because the welfare system is marred with inequities it has also been an outrageous one to both recipients and now however the Ardc Rolls have dipped to 10.8 million Nixon said calling this Quot encouraging evidence that we Are beginning to make some Progress in solving the welfare he said Caspar w. Weinberger Secretary of health education and welfare reported at a Cabinet meeting thursday that Quot we Are starting at last to turn Back the Ever increasing welfare Rolls which had become a tragic Way of life for far too Many Weinberger had used those precise words in los Angeles Friday when he jumped the gun on the president s statement and disclosed the decline in Ardc Rolls. Both Nixon and Weinberger cited tighter hew management As a reason for the drop. The Secretary said states showing the largest decline in their Rolls were West Virginia 14.8 per cent Idaho 13.6 per cent Nevada 10.9 per cent and Oklahoma 10.4 per cent. Declines also were reported by the two states with the largest Ardc programs a California 8 per cent and new York 7.2 per cent special anniversary Section events legends personalities and places which have left their stamp on the Gulf coast in past centuries Are recaptured in today s special Section commemorating the 275th anniversary of the Biloxi Bay Colony s founding. Treasure Hunt and guess who clues appear on Page a-7. Ford blisters Chicago up vice president Gerald r. Ford saturday delivered a blistering attack on president Nixon s 1972 re election committee As an Quot arrogant elite guard of political adolescents Quot who ran roughshod Over the regular Republican party Structure and ended in ruin. He told newsmen later his assault on the committee to re elect the president which he called by the acronym Quot creep Quot did not imply criticism of the president Quot in any Ford told a cheering regional k o l Kissinger marries Washington apr Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger who cultivated a Quot swinger Quot reputation by dating pretty actresses was married saturday in an Arlington va., civil ceremony to Nancy Maginnes a tall blonde foreign policy researcher and his most constant female companion. The couple left immediately in a private air plane for a 10-Day honeymoon in a rented House in Aca Pulco Mexico. The couple met about eight years ago when they were both working for former gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller of new York. The wedding was a closely held secret. Nixon broadcast planned key Biscayne Fla. Apr president Nixon will deliver a live nationwide radio broadcast on veterans affairs sunday at 2 07 . Cd the Florida White House announced saturday. Ehrlichman changes lawyers Washington up a former presidential aide John d. Ehrlichman has decided to hire a new lawyer for his watergate conspiracy trial to avoid any possible conflict with the position of his close Friend . Haldeman it was Learned saturday. Since before they both left the White House last april 30 Haldeman and Ehrlichman have been represented by the same lawyer 72-year-�ld John j. Wilson of Washington a crack criminal attorney with 50 years experience. Inside daily cd c-13 sports Page by classified ads. Page d-6 conference of More than 1,000 Midwest republicans Quot the political lesson of watergate is this never again must America allow an arrogant elite guard of political adolescents like creep to bypass the regular party organization and dictate terms of a National the committe he said set its own rules Quot and thereby made its own Quot it violated the historic concept of the two party system in America. And it ran literally roughshod Over the seasoned political judgment and seasoned political experience of the regular Republican party organization in All our 50 states. Quot if there Are any More cliques of ambitious amateurs who want to run political campaigns i say let the democrats have them next release expected Hermosillo Mexico apr mexican authorities expect the return of kidnapped . Vice Consul John Patterson sometime this weekend a Federal spokesman said saturday. A spokesman for the . Consulate said Quot we have no information on that and there is no comment on but he said the consulate would Issue an announcement on Quot further developments Quot in the Case later in the Day. A spokesman for the Federal investigations Board who visited . Consul Elmer e. Yelton s House told newsmen the return of Patterson was expected either late saturday or Early sunday. Quot i can t Tell you much More than that Quot he said. Quot but i can say that this whole Deal will be . He indicated suspects in the Case May have been arrested. Patterson 31, of Philadelphia was last seen March 22 when he left his office with a still unidentified Man. Several hours later a Ransom note reportedly asking for $500,000 was found under a consular office door. A search began and Patterson s car was soon found abandoned with no signs of violence. Senate passes loan Compromise Charles h. Johnson by James Saggus associated press writer Jackson miss. Apr the Mississippi legislature overcame spirited opposition saturday to approve a Complex Bill overhauling Small loan and other credit Laws. The House gave 69-21 approval to the Compromise proposal and the Senate which waited to see whether it would win in the other chamber later endorsed it 34-10. The Senate got into a bitter fight Over procedures used to bring the measure to the floor. Sen. Con Maloney of Jackson vice chairman of the Banks committee called up the Compromise which normally would have been handled by the committee chairman sen. Ben Stone of Gulfport. Stone challenged the right of Maloney to Call up the measure and he lodged complaints that it contained numerous technical errors but it. Gov. William Winter disallowed the protests. The Compromise was reported with the signatures of All three House conferees and the other two Senate negotiators Maloney and sen. John Corley of Pascagoula. Major revisions under the Compromise would a lower maximum interest rates on Small Loans from the present 42 per cent to 36 per cent. Ill Llly la Lilly a i ill Llly Hilll Liillie Ali Llly Tell Ollil senator Stone protests Jackson miss. Apr sen. Ben Stone of Gulfport said saturday that it. Gov. William Winter had Quot run Over Quot him in handling of a Bill to revise Small loan and credit Laws. Normally the presiding officer names House Senate conference committee members requested by the chairman of a committee handling the Bill. Stone whose committee handled the credit Bill complained that Winter did not go along with that tradition this time. Stone also complained about Winter s recognition of sen. Con Maloney of Jackson the committee s vice chairman to handle the Bill after Stone delayed in bringing it up. Quot the president of this Senate has broken every tradition and Rule that this body would have Quot Stone said angrily in a Senate speech after the credit Bill passed. la iii it iii it Llull Lilloll a Fraise the maximum general interest rate from the present 8 per cent to 10 per cent. A fix credit card interest at a maximum of iy2 per cent per month or 18 per cent per year Clearing up questions about that the present Law now permits. A revise the present sliding scale on motor vehicle interest rates which now vary according to the age of the vehicle. A outlaw the practice of flipping or Multi playing interest rates when Loans Are refinanced before they Are paid up. A deleted the right to impose a 5 per cent late charge that the Senate had endorsed. A and make optional the present Lender broker system under which a Borrower has to go through a middleman or broker to secure a loan. During the final debate Stone opposed the measure As Quot one of the worst put together conference reports i have Ever seen. Quot the Banks of the state and Large retailers who have suits pending against them on credit card rates have written into the report a provision that protects them. Quot this entire conference report. Was drafted hastily with Only one thing in mind so you can get that one 10 per cent Bank he said the Bill would be the defeat of Many legislators in the next election and labelled it Quot the retirement Bill of 1974.&Quot Corlew disagreed Hoever and said that if was mainly a Small loan Bill and would keep Bank investment Money in the state rather than encourage it to go outside where it could earn More interest. A

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