Independent from Long Beach, California on February 27, 1969 · Page 23
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A.24-IK'DEPEK!DENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) IMS »?«. C«HI.. Thurj . Ftb V. 1«« YOUNC PKOPI.K They Have Minds of Their Own By NANCY GILBERT The Youth Sen-ice 'limes change and so, Tiaiurally. do teen-ager?. Rut at no time has tlie rh.inge been so evident as in t h e past year. The big difference seems to be t h a i today's young people think for themselves. Looking over surveys in years past. I get t h e pen- em! impression that the hoys and girls tended to agroe with the ideas and beliefs of the older generation. True, even then they complained ahnm t h e generation gap--hut by accepting without question the values of their parents, they gave support, unconscious as it might have been, to the old adage that parents know best. + * * * TODAY'S young people, as indicaied hy last year's surveys, may agree with their parents on some issues, but only after careful evaluation. Surprisingly, despite all the talk ahoul our permissive society, t h e one area where there is the least evidence of a generation gap is on the boy-girl moral front. Three quarters of boys and girls still feel that a wise teener doesn't throw a party unless an adult, is present to assure order and SO per cent still believe that marriage is necessary despite the trend to new freedoms. In other areas, most specifically t h o s e o n t h e light side, 1B6S teens d i f - fered little from those of 10 years before. * * * * THEY still listen to rock 'n' roll, buy records hy the scorn, think candy is dandy, want larger allowances because they feel the pinch of the rising cost of living, fight with their parents to choose their own clothes and violently put down t h r delinquent m i n o r i t y who seem to give a bad name to all members of the younger generation. And, in the days of unisex, young people still f i n d the opposite sex most altractive; 90 per cent say that coed classes are groovier than separate education and nearly 100 per cent enjoy a party. Abandoned Rahy Found in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD (CNS) -A baby girl was found abandoned Wednesday in the elevator of a Hollj wood apartment house. The brown-haired, blue eyed child, about one month old, wore a nightgown with embroidered yellow horses and yellow booties. She was wrapped in two blankets -- one green and one pink -- and a purple coverlet. Diapers and a milk bottle were inside the blankets. There was no note. TEEN ink Help flctionjine ·' Where the answer is! dial 432-3451 TEE.V ACTION L/.N'K is your wince, solving your problems, getting your answers, culling red tape and standing up for your rights. To get nclion, write TEEN .ACT/ON LINK. Box 230, Long Bench. Calif.. 90801. or dial 432-3451 between fl a.m. and I p.m. or 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions to he answered are selected /or their general interest and holn/wlness. Uncle Jaybird O. My friends and 1 have started l i s t e n i n g to t h e .lay l.awrciu-p Show on KFI. Can you mil us a H i t l p about him? Where can we get a picture? L. H., Long Reach. A. A picture of the guitar-playing disc jockey Is on its way to you with the compliments of KFI Radio Broadcasting Station. Before he came to KFI to do his music- personality show, Lawrence worked for radio stations In Cleveland and New York City. Early in his disc jockey career, Lawrence created the irreverent Uncle Jaybird's fables and developed such characters as Jeremy Pugh, alias "Super Steward--the working man's friend." Born in Chicago, Lawrence got his education at Columbia College. His hobbies include jumping horses, golfing, swimming, fishing, scuba diving and showing his champion great Dane in dog shows. Ax Me ~No Question Q. Did George Washington really chop down the cherry tree? D. I)., Long Beach. A. The story is doubted by many modern historians. The cherry tree legend is recorded in an 1808 biography of "G. Washington, Esq." by Parson Mason Weems. According to the parson, after George cut down the cherry tree he bravely cried out, "I can't tell a lie, Pa; you know I can't tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet." His father replied, "Run to my arms; glad am I, George, that you killed my tree, for you have paid me for it a thousandfold. Such an act of heroism in my son is worth more than a thousand trees, though Newest 1969 30-GALLOK CAS WATER HEATER OLASSLINEO Mode By REPUBLIC $ 36 50 Full 5-Yeor Guarantee on wattrtonk. Samt-doy Installation Available at Extra Cost. DOOLEY'S HARDWARE MART SOJt LONG BUCK BLVD. NORTH LONG BEACH Q. 1 am Mexican-American and am having difficulty finding a job. I have heard there is some Mexican- American agency which helps. How can I find it? M. N., Paramount. A. It you are 18 or older, contact (he Mexican- American Opportunity Foundation. The foundation works mainly with high school dropouts and hard-core unemployable people. It provides vocational testing and counseling as well as on-the job and apprenticeship training. A trainee receives the going rate of pay for the type nf job for which he is being trained. The foundation also has a new careers program for young people wanting to go into semi-professional work. They work in a social service agency part-time and go to college. They are paid S2 an hour for a 40 hour week. For more information, write the Foundation at 2834 E. Whittier Blvd., l.os Angeles, Calif. 90023, or call 268-1941. If you are under 18 and are not going to school, contact the Youth Training and Employment Project, 4530 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera, 692-0971. Cat Talcs Q. We have a cat ihat was ^0 years old in November. What is the oldest that any rat has ever lived? I.. P.. Lake wood. Q. !s it t r u e that a rat can see better in the niphi t h a n the day'. 1 N. V., Long Beach. A. It's debatable whether cats have nine lives, but many have lived to be more than 20 years old. According to the "Guinness Book of World Records" a female tabby named Ma is the oldest cat on record. Ma was 35 years old, when she was put to sleep on November 5, 1957. Dr. Robert 1.. Stansbury, a Pasadena veterinarian who specializes in cats, told TEEN ACTION LINE that many cats do not live past their f i f t h year because of diseases and car injuries. He added that cats enter middle age between 10 and 12 years. "However, I have known many cats that have lived to be more than 20 years old, and one of my fellow veterinarians has a 23- year -old cat still in good health. I think the life expectancy for cats is increasing, because they are getting better food and better care," he said. On the question of cats set-ing better at night, Dr. Stansbury said that cats are naturally nocturnal animals and see best in a dim light. A cat's pupils contract by day and expand at night. 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