The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 14, 1968 · Page 9
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 9

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, November 14, 1968
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Palm Beach Post.Thurs., November 14, A9 Republican, Demo Legislators' Backgrounds Similar TALLAHASSEE (UPI) You can't tell a Republican legislator from a Democratic legislator in Florida without a program. At least, House Chief Clerk Allen Morris said this Is what he discovered while browsing through biographies of cus on the night before he took the oath as a member. Later, he became governor. However, of the speakers elected starting in 1941, five had served four previous terms, five were in their fourth term, three in their third term and one in his ninth term. working to get pledges years In advance. But It was not always thus, said Morris. For instance, the late Cary A. Hardee of Madison was selected speaker In 1915 without serving a single day as a member of the House. Morris said he was elected at a cau Democrat and Republican is married, has an average of 2 1-5 children. A majority of Republicans and Democrats have a college degree while from nine to 17 per cent attended college but did not graduate. A majority of Republicans and Democrats in the House were Protestants. The big difference, Morris said, is in place of birth. He said 82.5 per cent of the Republican members were born outside Florida, while 58 per cent of the Democrats were native sons. Other interesting facts on the Legislature: Of the 19 governors In this century, from William Sherman Jennings to Claude Kirk, 15 had served In the Legislature. Four of the present six members of the State Cabinet once served in the Legislature. Of Florida's 14-member congressional delegation, one senator and eight representatives cut their political eye-teeth in the Legislature. Only one of the present seven members of the Supreme Court has a legislative background. Traditionally, the presiding officers of the Legislature are selected after long terms and "Those comparisons rather surprised me," Morris told the opening session of a two-day school for legislators meeting at Florida State University. His topic was legislative traditions. The average age of Republicans In the House was 41, of Democrats, 43. The typical SHOP MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 10 'TIL 9:30 7 ,r" V.r A-"'" SALE! if I youtherait girdles 1 I MTMm with high waistband V I f ( regularly 11.00 W t ''(' N'f Clever undershaping to l5sul 7 J " I slenderize waistlines, vl j " achieve a sleek silhouette ' "'X-iSii''''.,, iS" under belted fashions- l f7t S Girdle or long-leg pantie fK J7br girdle with two-inch 1 p: 7 waistband. White, sizes W- f-pJ Y yl small, medium, large. & V t jV JM C0RSETRY VJ SECOND FLOOR SALE! nylon slips deeply banded in luee 5.99 W regularly 0.00 Smooth-fitting styles of fine nylon tricot, lavishly trimmed with lace at bodice and hem. Ideal for early gift shopping. White, sizes 32 to 36 short; 32 to 40 average length JM LINGERIE, SECOND FLOOR PALM BEACH MALL I v 'i'il JH SPECIAL! I i color Sul corduroy I M ' I mandarin duster 1 t ! , !s ' Lustrous, fine-wale 1 7 J ; cotton corduroy in I ) glowing colors of cherry I red, jade green, royal I 1 ; blue, with gold-tone buttons. II II Completely washable ... I 1 lightweight but warm, I sizes 10 to 18. I JM LOUNGEWEAR, SECOND FLOOR J I I SALE! imported pins with Slashing rhineslones regularly 5.00 to 10.00 Dress up with dazzle. JM's own imports, just arrived for the glamour season. Choose from a scintillating array of whimsical styles for yourself, for gifts. JM FASHION JEWELRY, FIRST FLOOR Sorry, no mail or phone orders.

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