High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives May 5 1974, Page 7

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 5, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Vote set High Point Enterprise sunday May 5, 1974 7a on . Self Rule by Tom Raum associated press writer Washington a after nearly a Century of Federal Rule residents of the nations capital will decide 1 tuesday whether to partially i govern their City. If voters approve the Home Rule referendum management of the Federal City will pass next Jan. I from the Congress to a new City government headed by an elected mayor and 13-member City Council. But the charter put on the ballot through an act passed by Congress last december after years of debate would give the District of Columbia less Power to run its own affairs than any other . City. Congress for example would retain control of the i City a budget and have the j right to rescind any action of the Council. Yet charter supporters claim the document represents a giant step for . Citizens returning what Many americans probably take for granted the right to elect their own officials. Washington a City of 750.-000 inhabitants three fourths of them Black lost the right to self government soon after the civil War. Apparently alarmed at the Large number of freed slaves flocking into the City Congress in 1878 passed a Bill under which the City would be governed by a three Man congressionally appointed commission. . Committees were established in the House and Senate to assist the commission. This form of government remained in Force until 1967, j when the City was Given a presidential appointed mayor and a nine member appointed Council. Yet Vir j tally All control Over the City remained with Congress j meanwhile in 1961 . I residents were Given the right to vote for president and vice president and to elect a Delegate to the House of representatives. To the peaks of Otter Lodge in the clean fresh world of Virginia s Blue Ridge Parkway escape to a peaceful Mountain hideaway. Comfort luxury and delicious food in a magnificent setting. Eat drink hike fish and renew the spirit. Intersection of route 43 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. F Otter Lodge Rob Wagoner i Bedford a 24523 703 5buqs1 s6.4 your productive years Are the toughest. That when the pressures of your work demand the mos from you. Unfortunately that s also when things at Home deserve the most attention. So satisfying everyone can get pretty complicated. And leave you very Little time or Energy for yourself. That s Why at first Union National Bank wed like to offer you two things. A word of advice. And a Promise. The advice hang in there. The complications usually work themselves out. The Promise Well do everything we can to make banking simple for you. Vve la put the same extra time and Effort into your business As you do your own work. And while that might not get you Home any earlier it will help to uncomplicated at Leasi one part of your life. First Union National Bank its for people like you that Delegate Walter e. Fauntroy has been a leading advocate of the Home Rule charter along with . Mayor Walter Washington and a number of other prominent local officials. A this charter Means that no longer will the Basic decisions affecting local affairs be made by congressmen elected in faraway places As Florence j s.c.,�?� Fauntroy said in an in j ter View a they will be made by people who owe their election to the people who live in the however some opposition to the charter has come from those who feel it does no to go far enough. Julius Hobson jr., a member of the . School Board says the charter is a hollow gesture because a we will still have to go to Congress for our Hobson is a Leader in a movement for a constitutional amendment to Grant the District statehood. A movement he claims will be blunted if the charter passes. A the charter is just another Crumb Congress is throwing at us a he said. Phony lace because a 1662 prohibition on foreign lace was enacted in England Brussels lace was smuggled into England and sold fraudulently As a Point in time Angl Eteri a became the term used by the French for All belgian lace. For All of you who get heme too late too often. Or a

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