High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 15 1974, Page 9

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 15, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Dame of Sark Dies on Channel Island Sark Channel islands apr Michael Beaumont the new Seigneur of Sark pledged today to try to keep his tiny Channel Island a trouble free 19th Century Paradise following the death of the Dame of Sark. A the last thing i want to do is drag the Island into the 20th Century a he declared. Beaumont 47, became the ruler of Britain a smallest and oldest dependency on the death sunday of his grandmother the legendary Dame Sybil Hathaway. She was the 2ist in the line of Seigneurs though being a woman her title was la Dame. Dame Sybil 90, ruled the tiny Island off the Normandy coast for 47 years shunning nazi occupation forces automobiles labor unions divorce and income cigarette and liquor taxes. She insisted on keeping it a a place of peace and quiet for the 600-person population and the 50,000 tourists the Isle attracts annually. Beaumont said he will quit his s14.400-a-year Job As a design Engineer with the British aircraft corp., and move his family from Bristol England to the 12-bedroom Seigneurie on the Island. Sark is 3� Miles Long and Lvi Miles wide. Queen Elizabeth i granted it to Heber de Carteret the first Seigneur in 1563 with instructions to populate it. There is a 52-member local legislature called the chief pleas. But the Seigneur is the final local authority and is answerable Only to Queen Elizabeth ii and her privy Council. There is hardly any crime. Divorces Are not granted and the Only motorized vehicles Are the tractors on some farms and the electric wheelchair the Dame permitted herself in recent years because of arthritis. But there Are telephones and electricity. Only the Dame could keep a Bitch so that the Island would not be overrun by dogs. Only she could Mill Cor n. She could also Call on every male islander Over 16 to work two Days a year on the few Miles of roads. A if in a a dictator in a certainly a benevolent one a she once said. A i prefer to regard myself As head of one big Happy family with the Queen As my she was married twice a to Dudley Beaumont who red in 1918, and in 1929 to Robert Hathaway an american. When the germans occupied the Channel islands during world War ii they imprisoned Hathaway in Germany for More than 2vk years but the Dame refused to collaborate. Hathaway died in 1954. High Point Enterprise monday july 15, 1974 a Dame Sybil now Many Wear false Teeth with Lehtla worry do Toto tooth a a Boersm you by Cornin Loose when you it. Touch or talk a denture adhesive can help. Fas Teeth fives dentures a longer firmer steadier hold. Makes stint More enjoyable. For More Security and Comfort use fas Teeth denture adhesive powder. Dentures that fit Are essential to health. Sos your dentist regularly.,h4 policeman shot during Rock show Charlotte. . A some 25 Young persons held a Vigil sunday in front of a Hospital where a Young policeman wounded during a Rock concert was fighting for his life. Sgt. Barry Worley 27, a Park patrolman was shot three times saturday while directing Security at a City stadium where the concert was held. He was listed in unsatisfactory condition Sun Day night. The youths carried a sign Reading a Barry we love a a he a like a big brother to us a said one youth. A a he a helped us All out and kept us qui it Rourk Flowers for All occasions High Point leading Florin Grace Flower shop Nuvill i in sign it a a mho Al la it j life seem a a hopeless a a give us a Call. A a phone us s 882-8121 a leave Greensboro High Point arrive Winston Salem Chicago 8 36a 9 10a nonstop 11 51a l 24p of thru 5 16p 5 50p nonstop returning arrive Greensboro leave High Point Chicago Winston Salem 9 05a 11 31a nonstop l 33p 4 56p of thru 5 45p 8 1 up nonstop of one Stop. One Way Day tourist fare $57. 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