The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 8, 1968 · Page 19
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 19

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Friday, November 8, 1968
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Palm Beach Post, Friday, Nov. 8, 196819 USB Alichigan City Elects Negro aali THE BUCCANEER HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) Robert B. Blackwell, r ( II Alt 110 Kr4- till insiov w -v i 9nn At. Alan Ladd in CAPTAIN CAREY, U.S.A. uu WD 'inn BETVOUj uu 45, elected mayor of Highland Park Tuesday, is the first Michigan Negro to gain such an office by direct popular vote. Other cities In the state Flint, Saginaw and Ypsilanti have had Negro mayors, but all were first elected council-men, then appointed from that position. A Republican in a predominantly Democratic community and a three-lime loser in races for Congress, Blackwell polled 5,712 votes Tuesday to defeat Harold L. McCoy, white, who received 3,924 votes from the community of 38,063 which is surrounded by Detroit. "They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the Negro community my picture wasn't worth 200 votes," said Blackwell, referring to his light complexion and Caucasian features. An attorney and graduate of Howard University, Blackwell was executive secretary of the Michigan Labor Mediation Board, a post he now must relinquish. As the first fulltime mayor of Highland Park under a revised city charter, Blackwell would receive a salary of $17,500 annually. However, a court suit has challenged the charter-revision proposal. Previous part-time mayors receive $3,500 annually Most Negro mayors serve in cities which have city managers to handle administrative mat-lers. "I don't think my politics had any more effect on this city contest than my race," Blackwell said. He attributed his election to voter acceptance and belief that I can best deal with our city's problems." Blackwell said he received only about 30 per cent of his plurality from Negroes. VI L ItltVNMIt EETVOUj V 7 o on DIALING FOR DOLLARS 4 P.M. TODAY 7 IVI ( 01 Olt lOMCIII VISIT OUR TOY WONDERLAND! LAY-AWAY YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE! Have it paid for by Christmas! 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