Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 16, 1972 · Page 7
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 7

Pampa, Texas
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Friday, June 16, 1972
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Survey ShWt Most Parents Against Drinking By Children LUBBOCK-Mo»t parents object to the drinking and •rooking habits of their children •nd, when it comes to daughters, their objections are particularly strong, according to a survey taken by the Institute for Mass Communications Research at Texas Tech University. Although in the great minority, a few parents had no objection to their children's drug habits, the institute reported, and this included the use of heroin. Representatives of four categories were interviewed: black, Chicano, white, and affluent white. There were more objections to daughters than to sons smoking cigarets and drinking beer or hard liquor, Sons, however, received no preferential treatment in regard to smoking marijuana or using heroin. Parents who had no objection to their children's drug habits qualified their position by adding, "if that's what they want." Beer drinking was tolerated by almost one third of the parents for both sons and daughters. Drinking hard liquor encountered opposition for Chrysler Announces daughters from «5.t per cent of the parents; for sons, 45,3 per cent of the parents disapproved. More than M per cent of the parents objected to daughters smoking while only 50 per cent objected to sons smoking cigarets. About 88.7 per cent were opposed to daughters smoking marijuana, but the opposition dropped to 62.9 per cent for sons. No difference in attitudes toward daughters and sons were found concerning the use of heroin, for which 3.8 per cent indicated approval. Parents appeared to have more well defined attitudes for daughters than for sons. Only a very small percentage marked no opinion or gave no answer for daughters, while a sizable percentage had no opinion or gave no answer for sons. Of the four groups being studied, the Chicano, while being decisive with daughters, could give no answer or flatly declared they had no opinion for sons' drinking or smoking habits. Blacks, compared with other ethnic groups, objected most vigorously to any smoking or drinking habits of their children, at the same time indicating the difference in attitude toward sons and daughters that other ethnic groups showed. Dr. Hower Hsia is director of the Institute. 4 Masters Of Ceremony For Folklife Fete Named Four entertainment personalities, humorist Bob Murphy of Nacogdoches; Cactus Pryor of KTBC-TV, Austin; Henry Guerra of KSAT-TV, San Antonio; and James T. "Happy" Shahan, President, Alamo Village, Brackettville and Discover Texas Association, were named this week to serve as masters of ceremony during the Texas Folklife Festival, Sept. 7-10 in San Antonio. 0. T. Baker, festival manager, announced that Dr. Lawrence Franks, assistant dean of students, University of Texas, Austin, has been named program coordinator for the four-day celebration of the traditional ways Texans have had fun. The first annual-state-wide festival is being sponsored and produced by the U. T. Institute of Texan Cultures on their grounds at HemisFair Plaza in San Antonio, Sept. 7-10. A state-wide organization of prominent volunteers, to be known as Ambassadors for the festival, will be selected shortly to be the direct contact between their community and the festival and they will receive all information on tickets, participation and activities. "This will be a happy, colorful celebration as we hope to have participation from many of the area festivals and samplers from some of the regional dramas. We are trying to obtain some type of activity from each of the 2t major ethnic groups that have together set the pattern for Texas culture," summed up festival manager O.T. Baker. Local Recruiter Joins '250 Club' A Pampa Army recruiter recently joined the elite ranks of the "Commander's250Club." The club consists of recruiters in the U.S. Army Fourth Recruiting District who have enlisted more than 250 men and women. Sergeant First Class Kenneth W. Baker, with 279 recruits, was presented membership certificate signed by Col. Charles F. Greer, commander of the 14-state district with headquarters located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Included in this achievement were enlistments in the areas of non-prior service, prior service, Women's Army Corps and Officer Candidate School. SFC Baker has been in the Army since July, 1957. He has been assigned to the Pampa Recruiting Station since October, 1968. Price Hike 25 Car Accidents DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Corp. has announced its second price increase in as many months with a shift of former options to standard equipment. The automaker said Wednesday that the latest increases range from $14 to $120 on II of its 1172 V8 engine passenger cars to cover two changes in equipment items from options to standards. The increase affects 81 of the company's 99 models and applies only to cars shipped to dealers on or after next Monday. Chrysler said the increase coincides with installation of an electronic ignition system on all Vis and the use of larger engines in all standard-size station wagons. On May 22, the company raised the prices on some models from $17 to $113 when it made power front disc brakes, electric clocks, deluxe wheel covers and an automatic wagon tailgate lock standard on a number of its top-of-the-line models. Occurred In May In Gray County The Texas Highway Patrol investigated 26 accidents on rural highways in Gray County during the month of May, according to Sergeant J.L. Dalrymple, Highway Patrol supervisor of this area. These crashes resulted in two persons killed and 14 persons injured. The rural traffic accident summary for this county during the first five months of 1972 shows a total of 92 accidents resulting in four persons killed and 41 persons injured. The rural traffic accident summary for the 60 counties of the Lubbock Department of Public Safety Region for May, 1972. shows a total of 517 accidents resulting in 25 persons killed and 329 persons injured as compared to May, 1971, with 543 accidents resulting in 23 persons killed and 354 persons injured. PITTSBURGH PAINTS AT DISCOUNT PRICES PITTSBURGH SUNSET INTERIOR EXTERIOR LATEX *3 97 PITTSBURGH ONE COAT 1-45 OIL BASE $ 8.23 PITTSBURGH OIL OR LATEX OUTSIDE PAINT »7.80 PITTSBURGH WALL HIDE WASHABLE WALL PAINT R«z. REDWOOD STAIN Reg. '6.00 $ 4 95 Rez. ANTIQUING KIT 10 color* *3 95 LANGLEY & GRAY CABINET SHOP 323 S. STARKWEATHER 669-297] The best things in life are not free They cost money Serious money Like owning a home of your own Yes, the best things come easier when you have money set safely aside, ready when you need it. This is serious money — for emergencies, necessities, and especially peuce of mind. Be ready. Save today at Security Federal. Earn high interest on all accounts, compounded daily, paid quarterly. Savings in by the tenth of the month earn daily interest from the first. Save by mail free; park free at both offices; and save at the drive up window in Amarillo. The place for your serious money SECURITY FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION MIMIU; IIDI1U JMIMCl I 1OAN INWUNCI COUOUIHH MOUAl HOMf tOAH IAHK milM WEST FRANCIS AND GRAY STREETS PAMPA, TEXAS Monument Attracts Tourists Nearly 450 people have toured the Alibates Quarries since the monument was opened temporarily for tours June 3, James M. Thomson, Superintendent of Alibates National Monument, said. Among the visitors were several people from out of state. Visitors from 12 other states have made the tour thus far, including such distant states as California, Michigan and Florida. Most of the people from out of state have been visiting relatives in the Panhandle, but a few spotted the monument on a state map and came looking for it, saw the signs and found their way into the quarries, Thomson said. The monument is open for tours from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rest of the time it is closed, and, as in the past, people are not to enter. The three miles of dirt road from the pavement to the quarries is narrow, rough and winding and requires extra caution on the part of drivers. The hike into the quarries has been shortened to about % mile roundtrip, but none of the hill climb was eliminated. Thomson said most people seem interested in the alibates flint and the 12,000 years of history represented. PAMPA DAHY NIWS I'A&WA, TEXAS ' efilh YfiAR Friday, June l«, Study Shows Interracial Marriage Is Still Facing Strong Opposition LUBBOCK-Although progress has been made toward integration in the United States, resistance still is strong against interracial marriage, as shown by a recent study conducted by the Institute for Mass Communications Research at Texas Tech University. The study was designed to examine parental attitudes toward their own son or daughter marrying a member of another race. Four racial groups were studied: Chlcano, black, white and affluent white. Two tentative comments may be drawn from the results of the study, according to an Institute report. First, the data suggests that racial discrimination is reciprocal. For example, the white was less discriminatory against the Chicano who, in turn, was less discriminatory against the white. The black was most discriminated against by the Chicano and the while, and both these groups were most discriminated against the black. Second, parents tend to offer less objecttioh to a son marrying outside the race than to a daughter marrying outside the race. Perhaps, the Institute report said, the reason for this is that a daughter married out of a family, while a daughter-in-law marries into a family. While the black objected to a son marrying either the white or the Chicano, the attitude toward a daughter marrying either the white or the Chicano varied radically. About 65 per cent of the blacks would have no objection to a daughter marrying a Chicano, and 43.5 per cent objected to a son marrying a Chicano. The objections did not change significanly if the mate for a child was white. Blacks cited racial difference and an incompatible lifestyle as reasons for their objections. In the only case of interracial marriage in which the "no objection" was significanly higher than the "objection," the Chicano seemed to favor a daughter marrying a white (59.9 per cent—no objection; 21.6 per cent—objection). If the bridegroom was to be black, however, "objection" rose to 56.8 per cent and "no objection" fell to 18.9 per cent. Of the Chicano responses, 67.7 per cent objected to a son marrying a black girl, but the objection dropped to 40.5 per cent if the girl was white. Chicanos gave racial difference, an incompatible lifestyle and cultural dissimilarity as major reason* for objection. Resistance of the white against his son or daughter marrying a black also was. strong. However, the white indicated much less objection to his offstpring marrying a Chicano. About 37 per cent of the white objected to a daughter marrying a Chicano, while opposition rose to 79.4 percent if the daughter's intended spouse was black. In general, opposition was slightly less if a son was marrying either a black or a Chicano. Even more resistant than the white was the affluent white. Among these respondents, 66.7 per cent would object to a daughter marrying a Chicano, but if she chose to marry a black the objection rose to 70.8 per cent. Opposition was just as great to a son marrying into other races. Dr. Hower Hsia is director of the Institute. Largest City Library Largest city public library in the United States, in terms of its number of volumes and number of branch libraries, is the New York Public Library. This handsome modern Rock-A-Lounger Is finished In a combination of fine fabric and vinyl. $129 95 The gleaming base and bold tufting ire the keys to contemporary beauty In this Hi-Leg Recllner. $269 95 Collection is truly exciting . . . because it offers you such a marvelous selection of styles and colors. 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