High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives May 29 1974, Page 80

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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 20a High Point Enterprise wednesday May 29 history holds spot for men impeached by Bill Rawlins associated press writer Nashville Tenn two of Tennessee most famous leaders could sympathize today with presi Dent Nixon impeachment assured both tennesseans a place in american history neither Andrew Johnson the Only president to be impeached nor William Blount one of the states first us senators and the first Man to be impeached by Congress was convicted by the Senate but history and reference books put heavy emphasis on their impeachment by the us House of representatives almost every Schoolboy learns that president Andrew Johnson was the Only us president Ever impeached few remember him As president when Alaska was purchased from Russia when the us Bureau of education was Stab when Napoleon withdrew his French troops from Mexico under threat of us intervention tennesseans remember Blount As a territorial Gover nor a Pioneer in gaining ten lessees admission to the Union in 1796 and a Leader in the Early political affairs of the territory and state Short articles in widely used reference books however play up the impeachment charges against him just As Nixon supporters now contend talk of impeaching the president is politically motivated politics played a part in the impeachment of both Blount and Johnson Johnson who fought with Secretary of War Edwin m Stanton As Well As Congress was charged with 11 High crimes including the Dis Missal of Stanton from his Cabinet in violation of a Law pushed through Over John sons veto this was the tenure of of fice act which required the Senate to approve both the appointment and removal of those persons whose appoint ment it must confirm this was the most serious of the Johnson was upheld on it by one vote there was Little doubt however that Johnsons open opposition to the Northern congressmen reconstruction policies which Stanton backed was at the Root of his dispute with Congress he also opposed the fourteenth amendment partly because it forbade former rebels from holding office until 1870 Johnsons Case was not helped by his appearance with president Lincoln on March 4 1865 when he was inaugurated As lincolns vice president Johnson had just recovered from a severe bout with typhoid fever and took a few swigs of whisky for medicinal purposes before he mounted the platform in his weakened condition the whisky made him Tipsy and his inauguration speech didst quite come off the Way he planned his enemies seized on the incident to claim without any proof that Johnson was a drunk Carmichael Fly ramp flan too bed downtown and Westchester Mali Short sleeve casual knit shirts usually choose from a Large selection of polyester and Cotton blends White body with Collar and front placket in Matching double knit fabric of the coordinating sleeves and shorts one group knit shirts usually 488 fancy walk shorts usually 100 polyester knit walk shorts checks and plaids plus seersucker stripes in an Host of great summer colors 29 knit Slacks usually to big selection of our own Sandhurst Label pants 100 a polyester double knits and Woven text sized polyesters choose solids plaids checks and seersucker stripes Many match our Sandhurst knit shirts also on Sale great up to the minute styling wide Belt loops and flare Bottoms 2942 Waist Sandhurst sport Coats 47 usually Archdale action shoes for men boys 488 usually basketball oxfords for men and boys Black and White mens boys 116 mens Canvas boat shoes thick soles sizes 61613 save Woven text sized polyester in a wide Choice of High spirited fancies plaids great Choice of wardrobe stretching solid colors too slightly in dented Waist today wide notch lapels precise stitched detail regulars Longs one group spor Coats usually 3388 i5294 shop now for fathers Day june 16

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