The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 21, 1968 · Page 70
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 70

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Downtow n Section, Tburs., Nov. 21, 1968 S A Wonderful Tim AgnewHelpedDadHawkVegetables ANNAPOLIS. Md. (AP) Splro Theodore Agnew, vice president-elect of the United States, is the son of a Greek immigrant who shortened the family name from Anagnos-topoulos and a Virginia-born mother who, as the Maryland governor likes to recall, "never let us forget her heritage." The Baltimore city native, who rose from helping his father hawk vegetables on the city streets to become the fifth Republican governor in the history of Maryland, saw affluence, depression and mediocrity before he launched his meteoric political career. Agnew, who celebrates his 49th birthday just four days after his election, was born Into prosperity. His father was a successful restaurateur and leader In the Greek community who lived in a fashionable suburb of Baltimore. Save now . . . pay next year in three equal payments with no extra carrying charges! DOWNTOWN PRE-HOLIDAY During Agnew's early years, the family was never wanting and his only complaint was his sensitivity about his Greek heritage when neighborhood children referred to him "as that Greek up the street." As he grew older, however, his sensitivity changed to pride in his Greek extraction, and he likes to recall that he refused to permit his campaign managers to drop his surname of "Spiro" and bill him under his nickname of 'Ted" when he ran for executive of Baltimore county in 12. But despite his ethnic background, he was raised in the Episcopal Church and cannot speak a word of Greek. With the depression came financial ruin for the Agnew family. The senior Agnew lost his restaurant, sold the family home for more meager quarters and the future vice president was pressed into service after school to help his father sell vegetables. 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It was during his last two years in law school, while he was helping out in a Baltimore law office in his free time, that he changed his registration from Democrat to Republican. 'There were two law partners," Agnew says, "one was a Democrat and one was a Republican. "I worked with the one who was a Republican and because I admired him so much, I changed my registration," he says. Alter his graduation from law school, Agnew found that lawyers were not In great demand. So after a brief struggle, he took a job as personnel director for a supermarket chain at $100 a week. Later, after another year in the service during the Korean war, he resumed law practice, moved to Baltimore County and became interested in civic affairs. He was appointed minority member of the county's board of zoning appeals in 1957 and later became its chairman. It was his ouster by the Democratic-controlled county council in 1961 that prompted him to run for county executive a year later, and he won handily. Four years later, in 1966, he ran for governor and won bv a margin of nearly 82,000 votes despite Maryland's 3-1 Democratic registration. Ironically, his election as county executive and governor were made possible by a coalition of Republicans, liberal Democrats and Negro voters. Yet his campaign for the vice presidency has been beset with continuing criticism from liberals and Negroes, who now consider him an archconser-vatlve. As county executive, Agnew pushed through a broad, local public accommodations statuteone of the first in the nation to be adopted on a county level. As governor, he sponsored and had adopted an open-housing bill, the first below the Mason-Dixon line; was the first chief executive In Maryland's history to appoint a Negro to his personal staff, and was responsible for repeal of the state's centuries-old anti-miscegenatlon law, ; Agnew contends that he hasn't changed that he has stood still while others have moved more to the left. 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Ironically, both had attended Forest Park High School and lived In the same neighborhood, but their paths did not cross until after both had graduated. A December wedding was planned, but Pearl Harbor came first and Agnew, with millions of other Americans, was plunged Into World War II. The couple finally wed on May 27, 1942, just three days after Agnew's graduation from Army officers candidate school. Following an abbreviated honeymoon, the future vice president was shipped to Europe, where he served as company commander with the 10th Armored Division. From our Second Floor BETTER DRESSES Famous label cottons, linens and dacrons drastically reduced for complete clearance! Regularly $25.00 to $36.00 Regularly $40.00 to $55.00 & 12 "1(6 DOWNTOWN STORK ONLY Contemporary styled Westinghouse Space Saver Quality General Electric Clock Radio has automatic-wake-to-music. Clock Radio. BETTER KNITS Excellent group of one, two and three piece styles also dresses with full length coats! 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