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14A-~Au*uM 20,1972 Sunder MATES Both Sons of Maryland, Candidates Shaped by Two Different Worlds By Haynes Johnson 1 Â© The Washington Star UNION MILLS, Md.-0ne of the intriguing aspects of this presidential campaign is the contrast between Spiro Agnew and Sargent Shriver. They are, as everyone knows, native sons of Maryland But the soil from which they sprang is about their only similarity. In nearly every other respect -- birth, background, opportunity, outlook--the two vice presidential candidates represent different Americas. Their brief biographical data Is familiar. For Agnew, the immigrant's son, the way was always hard; he perservered. For Shriver, the scion of the gentry, it was one smooth, seemingly effortless, move from success to ly, which had house adjoining success; he was always favored. N o t h i n g , however, says more about the forces that shaped these potential prdsi- dents than the way they grew up. Here in the rolling Maryland countryside not far from the Pennsylvania line on the road to Gettysburg, is where the Shriver roots go deepest. For six generations the family lived here along Pipe Creek looking out on the Maryland hills and the old grist mill, saw mill and tannery that first gave the family comfort Shrivers were divided on the conflict. Sargent Shriver's fami- built another the old homestead, were Catholics and Confederates. The other branch was Union and Protestant. Politics apparently always permeated the family. The Shrivers were ardent Jeffer- sonians. For their political labors on his behalf, Jefferson rewarded one of the brothers by appointing him postmaster of Union Mills. Jefferson was so admired figure that the Shrivers copied the front balcony a even from the one at Monticello. There, over the years, the Shrivers made political speeches before torchlight processions of Marylanders. Since the 1950s the old homestead, now owned by a foundation, has been operated as a museum. But the other house remains in the family hands. Shriver's mother lived there, and Sargent Shriver spent many boyhood days on the grounds. From such a background, the Democratic vice presidential SPIRO AGNEW From Humble Background SARGENT SHRIVER Mark of Wealth, Position sign, It is. candidate naturally had the most favored advantages: private schools--then Yale college law, successful busi- and Yale nessman, official and diplomat. lawyer, government The door leading to the stair- 1 hair and strands of hippie beads ,,,, Â»Â«A fw ,Â«..f -- fc. Â»,,,,, ^ way and the apartments has a "Keep this door locked." After Agnew achieved prominence, Jules Witcover of the Los Angeles Times visited the Agnew apartment and found it occupied by a Kim Davenport, then a Maryland Institute of Art student "with long straight red The apartment was decorated with antiwar posters. One poster read: "Please give the grass a chance." In the bedroom, supposedly the same that once housed young Spiro, an American flag was displayed upside down. It was a sign, the girl ufcL that "UÂ» county k to- dirtrtm." ft WM alw nodMT flfa Out Mtw UrrttoryBM MB jtorad- bgr Uw peaet MweftMOt in- jt* w it hM by the porno movement outside. Â· * Â· THAT IS no more ironic than the political positions taken by both Shriver and Agnew. Shriver, the man of wealth and position, long has been one of America's most ardent spokesmen for the poor and powerless. Agnew, the man of humble bacfcgrour j, has been equally outspoken about those who presumably will not work. In those imprecise political terms, Shriver is the liberal, Agnew the conservative. And while the outcome of this presidential campaign is uncertain, one thing is sure. These two sons of Maryland who are vying for the same office will be engaged in direct and heated political combat. The battle between them already has begun. Two years ago, in a speech during the 1970 campaign, Shriver said Agnew was behaving "like a drunk in a bar-room brawl" in some of his remarks about his political opponents. Since his nomination, Shriver has continued the attack. Last week, in a television interview, Agnew responded- in kind. "I think we have to remember that Mr. Shriver is a very inexperienced candidate," he said. "We have to be aware that it's normal for people who are playing catch-up ball to make reckless statements." When a reporter said it sounded as though Agnew is being "charitable" to Shriver, the Vice President instantly replied: "Well, he's a Marylander." DROP IN AND HAVE A TALK WITH US We II share an our diamond savyy with you and show you some of the inside secrets of diamond buying. You'll learn the attributes of a fine diamond, the importance of color, clarity and cut. So drop in and be diamond enlightened by us. Â· DOWNTOWN (Next to ThÂ»,Diamond) Â· KANAWHACITT (37l6MocCorkleAvt..S.E.) JEWELERS Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 vjiu auatcumivc. It was a life of luxury, for th Shrivers, if not American aristo crats, were country gentlemer and ladies. The kind of live: they led can still be seen in the old homestead that stand: amidst a magnificant grove o shade trees. The original house was built to 1797 by two Shriver brothers David and Andrew. Their father, the original American immigrant, had come from Germany (the name o r i g i n a l l y was Schreiber) in 1720. He was wel known in Maryland's politica history, having served for 30 years in the state legislature and also as a member of the Revolutionary War's Committee of Safety and the Maryland Con- sittutional Convention. Â·The sons located here for a practical reason: They knew the road from Baltimore to Gettysburg and on to Pittsburgh and the west was going to go through the land they had purchased. It did, and they pros- MAf a/1 pereu. Inside the lovely old house, Dow weathered and covered ' with wisteria, you can find evidence not only of what the Shrivers were like but a sweep of American history from the administration of George Washington to the 20th century. The furniture is a mixture of early 18th century to late Victorian, along with a collection of records from the '20's In one of the numerous rooms there is a Steinway, purchased in 1863. It stands next to a German barrel organ that dates from 1780. In the huge kitchen are a series of bells that were used to summon the slaves and identured servants. ON THE WALLS are mementoes of the past, many of more than mere family interest: a handbill, printed in 1809 by David Storiver, offering fee handsome sum of $30 for a runaway slave; a letter from Thomas Jefferson thanking "Mr. Shriver for the pamphlet and map be has been so kind to send;" an old picture from the 1890s showing the Shrivers enjoying a v game of tennis. Upstairs is the room where Washington Irving once spent the night. James Audubon also stayed here, and studied the Baltimore Orioles in the countryside. The grounds themselves are steeped in history. Down a lane an ancient sycamore still stands. It was there that Sargent Shriver's grandfather, as a boy of 16, led Jeb Stuart and his Confederate cavalrymen toward a road that hopefully would enable them to bypass Union troops gathering for the Battle of Gettysburg. Like so many American 'fami- * Â· Â» ' SPIRO AGNEW'S story ami " not be more different. Agnev the son of a restaurant owne [who came to America froi ' Greece in 1897 and changed hi name from Anagnostopoulos t Agnew, grew up in the heart c downtown Baltimore in a mot est row-house apartment upstÂ« irs over the flower shop. As a boy, Agnew worked afte school delivering groceries. La er, in college, after failing sev eral courses, he dropped ou Eventually, he earned a la\ degree in night school from th University of Baltimore, hardl one of the nation's more prest gious institutions. Until he became governor o Maryland in 1967, Agnew ha held no post higher than counb executive for Baltimore County a political subdivision that doe. not include the city of Balti more. Whatever the Agnew neigh borhood was like in his youth, i obviously has fallen on ba times today. The home, with tin familiar Baltimore white stoo out front, still stands at tto intersection of West Madiso and Howard streets. A few blocks away are row upon row of slums, the bouses boardeo and shuttered. Across the street, next to the Howard Bar, is a porno shop ("we sell and trade the latest magazines and novels") tha boasts of stgying open every night until 7 o'clock in thÂ« morning. The porno place i next to "Madam Anna's" palm r e a d i n g establishment. The madam, a sign declares, "ha helped many people in everj W9U ** way. On another corner, slumpet against a wall in the noonda; sun, is a man sipping from ; pint of cheap whisky. Nearby an old book store-- legitimate, no porno-- is a reminder that thi. once was a better place. In the window, along with other volumes gathering dust, is a copy of "I Remember Distinctly," a photo album covering "The Years of Peace, 1918 to Pearl Harbor." On the cover is a picture of the Babe and Lou Gehrig, heroes of the more innocent past, and a flapper from the '20s kicking up her heels doing the Charleston. The Agnew home, at 228 West Madison, also bears the signs of the past. In the hallway, the plaster is cracked and peeling. The mailboxes for the upstairs apartments are also in sad repair. Someone--the mailman, the owner? --has written in above them "No names, no mail." Three of the sis boxes bear no sanies. The others are K. 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