Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Jun 28 1973, Page 59

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 28, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaJuke rapid i transit for la t ii lips Angelus api two weeks after Black City coun Cilman Thomas Bradley upset 12-year incumbent mayor Sam Yorty the new mayor elect left the City. The sight of a departing May or has become familiar to los Angeles residents orly had Long been the Hull of jokes be cause of his frequent absences. This time however there were no complaints. Bradley was flying to Sacra mento to fight for Bills which would Jive Angeles a rapid a n s i t system something needed for years to reduce tray Fie congestion and smog. Dur ing his Campaign Bradley had said a rapid transit system would be his n o. 1 goal As May Bradley was Back within the j week laying the groundwork j for the administration that will take office july 1. He had an i amicable meeting with Yorty. J and the two bitter political rivals agreed to work together in assuring a smooth transition. Bradley has set a furious Pace since the May 29 election and those who know him Well say he will not slow Down. He has launched a House sweeping drive asking that All members of the City s 2s com missions and boards resign. Some will be reappoint cd. He said but on Merit Only not on length of service. Then he set up a to Mem her committee to find and screen candidates for the commissions and boards and to develop guidelines for commissioners to disclose their finances. Supporters believe the quiet mannered Bradley will be a Strong mayor. He himself says he is More forceful than Nijst people Realise contending that his color led Many people Lei underestimate his ability. Ivi it Many people know that before he became a City coun Cilman he was a police Lieuten ant the highest ranking Black on the los Angeles Force and before thai a Star Quarter Miler at Hie University of California at los Angeles. Yet he believes his race constantly thwarted his Progress. Been turned Down for m my he said in an in in View. You can t do this you can t go Here you can t stay that s All changed now that Bradley is mayor of America s third largest City. The National chairman of the parly Lio Bort s. Strauss recently said the 55 year old Bradley could be thought of in discussions about the possible i97g vice presiden tial candidates. Flattering to have people say Nice things about b of idly said. But i have no Phi its beyond serving the City As Ufi the reception office of Bradley s City Council Cham Bers six secretaries work . Thinning Bulky piles answering Telephone Calls and keeping Tibbs of visitors wailing to see the Orris aides. V. his office. Bradley sits behind a desk piled with papers Iii Bouks. Sitting Down he appears worn Small. But standing his Gigot i. Its Pound Frame fills Thyl room and his warm smile brightens the faces of a continuous line of visitors with whom hcs Hakes hands. Insists his Campaign Pic Mise of n rail rapid transit system for the City is realistic am he asserts that pressure the mayor s office can make it reality despite what has been called Iris Angeles i Ticong Council weak mayor form of government. I m going to show the people there is Power in this he said but the manner is so relaxed and confident it has no ring of arrogance. The maintains that me Power of is office lies i department Heads the budget and Public hearings. I Brg Ley promises o use hear Ings and the Power of the sub Pejsha to focus Public attention Ariff pressure on problems if necessary. Iyih addition o transit Bradley segs reduced crime and con no place like Home ays our Sloew de inventory begins next week counting All the Stock throughout our showroom is expensive and time consuming. We d rather Cut the prices on every item it to you at drastically reduced prices and Clear it out before begins save on items for every Home Reed on Haverty s convenient monthly i Sale items june 30 priced save 30 to 50% and More living rooms reduced keys Mode by for locksmiths inc. Church St a v chair War Vyvis t k is at 9 to p r a Haverty s 220 South Nashua drive. Shop thur. Fri. 10 . Til 9

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