The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 99
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 99

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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(kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkl HJ-Palm Beach Post-Times, Snnday, Nov. 3, 19G8 ; neiicwci w Itlld TUU DCUCVK La Raza Seeks Betterment In Politics "c- r'.nn nc if nil thft answers are in wasn- ... . ington. Return to the cities a larger, fairer share of the wealth they produce so the cities can bet- r mut their nwfi needs." ) - grants "returned" to Itnlll Thnimi John finriifr m rtninwin - "-'rf- J m Pd. roL Adv. By r.a. tuun n iAun-Aur.w lkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkt language, history and racial pride, passionate adherents of baseball, fiestas and the United States of America, traditionally allied with the Democratic Party and the Roman Catholic Church. They are warm people, outgoing and gifted with laughter. And they are awakenlnc for Is reluctant to apply for social security. Alfred Hernandez is a judge In Houston, Tex. Rangel is the kind of man Hernandez calls "a proud person who does' not beg." Both are among the five million Mexican-Americans of the Southwest, a people linked by Bv PETER HERRERA ALBUQUERQUE, .N.M. (UPI) Jose Rangel of Edln-burs, Tex., Is an old man who has done back-breaking farm labor all Ms life. " He and his family live In what most Americans would call poverty but he has never accepted a welfare check and Km ma mm m ffla? YOU BET HE DID! ment spread to other towns. Mathls, Tex., for one, remains under Mexican-American control. Mexican-Americans are expected to back the Democratic presidential candidate. Judge Hernandez, who is past national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), says: "They are going to support Hubert Humphrey. I have gotten calls from all over the country from people wanting Humphrey stickers and posters." There are traditional Mexican-American politicians and there also Is a new style on the scene. In Texas, the most prominent Mexican-Americans in government are Secretary of State Roy Barrera and U.S. Reps. Henry Gonzales of San Antonio and Eligio (Klka) de la Garza of Mission. In New Mexico this year. Democrat Fabian Chavez Is trying to unseat incumbent Gov. David F. Cargo, a Republican Anglo who upset voting trends two years ago by capturing the normally Democratic Spanish-American vote. Cargo Is married to a Spanish-American. This year Spanish-American voters are expected to back Chavez, who, if elected, would be the first of their number to be elected chief executive since 1917, five years after .New Mexico entered the union. The state also possesses a different type of Mexican-American politician, militant Reies Lopez Tljerina. In rural northern New Mexico, signs read, "If Tljerina Is Not Elec-ted War." A Mexican-American who claims thousands of followers in the Southwest, he recently was denied a place on the general election ballot as third party candidate for governor by the attorney general. Tijerlna and several followers have been charged with leading a raid on the courthouse at Tlerra Amaril-la, N.M., June 5, 1967, following weeks of tension over his attempt to get vast land the first time from a political siesta of centuries and stirring toward a new militancy. There are 2.3 million Mexican-Americans In the Southwestern states of New Mexico, Texas and Colorado and another 2 million in California. The heaviest concentration is In the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where "La Raza" (the Race) makes up 70. per cent of the population. In the Rio Grande Valley many of the Mexican-Americans are migrants from Mexico, whose lives still consist of following the summer crops and living in off-season homes in villages called "colonias." For these people life has been an unending cycle, generation after generation, of campesino "stoop" labor. In Southern California cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego,, there also are definite Mexican communities. They are not as confined as the Negro ghettos, but the population Is made lip mainly of Spanish speaking people with theii own culture. In New Mexico and Colorado, the picture changes; sometimes drastically. The people with Spanish-sounding names trace their ancestry tc the Spanish conqulstadores rather than Mexican migrants and they are physicians, dentists, lawyers, ranchers, teachers and politicians. Mexican-American politicians traditionally are Democrats, as are the people. The Mexican-American's association with the Democratic Party began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. In addition to Roosevelt, Latino political heroes Include the late President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. John F. Kennedy was the most beloved and his Influence still Is felt. The "Viva Kennedy Clubs" of the 1960 election campaign evolved into PASO (Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations), now the strongest Mexican-American group In Texas. In 1963, PASO and the Teamsters Union helped the Mexican-American majority 1 Senotw Jerry Thomas voted AGAINST the 4 Sales Tax because it contained inequities which adversely affects Florida's growth. IN 3 YEARS AS YOUR STATE ATTORNEY, TOM JOHNSON HAS A PERFECT RECORD WHILE SERVING YOU AS STATE ATTORNEY IN PALM BEACH COUNTY. EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT, TOM JOHNSON KNOWS HOW TO "GET TOUGH" WITH THOSE THAT BREAK THE LAW. RETURN TOM JOHNSON AS YOUR STATE ATTORNEY I Pd. Pol. Adv. by Campaign Treat. Senator Jerry Thomas helped to DEFEAT the Gov. .ernor's 5 Sales Tax Bill. Q Senator Jerry Thomas helped to DEFEAT the Sales ,Tax on groceries. Ifelfe ill l Mm1 RE-ELECT JERRY no STATE SENATOR PD POL AD Democrat district 35 , in Crystal City in South Texas take city government away from the Anglo majority that had controlled it for a century. The takeover was called "La Revoluclon," and although Anglos regained con. trol two years later, the move- mm fColect n afuir months dividends from NOV. 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Northlake Blvd. Office at Prosperity Farms Rd. Lake Park Open 'til 6:30 P.M. Fridty Ev.i. 9814 HIGHWAY A1A PALM BEACH GARDENS Phone 842-1546 512 BELVEDERE ROAD WEST PALM BEACH Phone 655-3526 522 SOUTHEAST 15th AVE. BOYNTON BEACH Phone 732-4415 1908 LAKE WORTH ROAD LAKE WORTH Phone 582-6607 3510 BROADWAY (U.S. ) RIVIERA BEACH Phone 842-1588 9814 HIGHWAY A1A PALM BEACH GARDENS Phone 842-1546 512 BELVEDERE ROAD WEST PALM BEACH Phone 655-3526 CEORGE I. PRESTON, President

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