The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 28, 1986 · Page 17
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 17

Baytown, Texas
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Monday, April 28, 1986
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Hance under fire for commercial .THE BAYTOWN SUN Monday. April M, 19tt ft-B ; HOUSTON (AP) - Campaign officials for GOP gubernatorial hopeful Kent Hance say they have no intention of pulling a commercial about illegal aliens which shows Hispanic schoolchildren in the background, despite protests from Mexican-Americans. "Kent Hance is fighting something that is illegal. We are trying to protect jobs in the United States," a prepared statement by Hance's campaign said Sunday. "Studies show that illegal aliens take more jobs from minorities than from any other group. The statement, issued in response to a protest rally Sun- day in Houston, also noted that Hance opposes amnesty for illegal aliens. Meanwhile, other candidates for governor spent the day resting or campaigning with the primary election just six days away. In Dallas, Gov. Mark White, a Democrat, campaigned at black churches, while Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Loeffler campaigned in McAllen where he claimed White "hasn't expanded economic opportunity in our state." Hance and the other Republican in the race, former Gov. Bill Clements, spent Sunday resting. White has mounted a counterattack to the criticism he has received from teachers over his support of teacher competency testing and other education reform measures. The governor has sent almost 200,000 teachers a special mailing defending his education reforms, signed into law two years ago. Meanwhile, in Houston Sunday, Hance faced criticism of his own, though he was not there in person. About 150 people held a protest rally with some carrying signs saying, "Deport Kent Hance" and chanting, "Give us a chance, deport Kent Hance." "We are here to specifically respond to the racist ads gubernatorial candidate Kent Hance has been spouting on TV," said Carlos Spector-Calderon, spokesman for the League of United Latin-American Citizens. "He specifically has some ads equating Mexican-Americans as illegal aliens by having pictures of Mexican-American children -and saying that the problem in this state is the presence of illegal aliens," Calderon said. Calderon said the ads inflame" a prejudice that already exists in the state and targets the Hispanic community as the scapegoat for the state's pro-- blems. flrea Rehabilitation Center 711 West Texas Ave" Bay town Welfare abuse common along Texas border RIO GRANDE CITY (AP) — Despite tough rules, officials of South Texas welfare offices say many Mexican resident aliens are collecting food stamps, surplus food and health care — all courtesy of American taxpayers. "What we see happening here in Rio Grande City and around the county is that these people come over here, and then they just become wards of the state," Erasmo Garcia, a distribution center worker, told the McAllen Monitor Sunday. "Most of them are on food stamps, and they get the free food here — a lot of them live in federally subsidized housing," he said. "They are taken care of by the American taxpayer, and that's you and me." Rio Grande City's federally subsidized housing project is jokingly called "little Camargo" by longtime residents because they say most of the people living there are from the Cuidad Camargo in nearby Mexico. "In South Texas these federal programs are not helping the people they were designed to help," center worker Cruz Trevino said. "People from Mexico are coming over here to be taken care of, to get a free ride, and it doesn't seem like anyone is willing to do anything about it." Garcia said free-food recipients must first show proof of residence such as an electric bill from January 1986; a birth certificate, if an American citizen; a Social Security card; a monthly income statement; a"green card" and a rent payment receipt. Trevino said false papers are often presented, and sometimes different people bring in the same electric bill. "We see hundreds of legitimate cards and papers here, so it becomes rather easy to spot the fake ones," he said. LaVerne Nielson, chief of U.S. immigration and port director at the Hidalgo International Bridge, said Mexican citizens can't get resident alien status unless they have an immediate relative in the United States. But loopholes exist and once people have resident alien status, they can petition to bring other relatives into this country, she said. "The relatives may be a spouse or any unmarried son or daughter. Often, the unmarried daughter will have children of her own," Ms. Nielson said. "And I've seen up to 10 children come in with the unmarried daughter." In an investigation to determine whether Mexicans are taking advantage of a surplus food distribution program, the Deaths and funerals ADAMS HIGHLANDS — Services for Russell Adurns, 30, of Jui'iruo Cilv urn .scheduled for ] I Tuesday u! L'uriliinun Funeral Home chapel in Hiiihluml.s, wilh ihe Rev. Junies Cross o//K'iulifiK. Aduins died Sulurduy in lituu- IHOMI. Hi.' is survived by his wife, \UIKV M'ulker; ci daughter, Jenni/er U'ulker; twn slc'fisciiis. Sum unit Andrew Gillis; and two stepdaughters, Christine Alcuyde antl (.isu Cjuynes. all o/ Jucinlo City; Ills /ulher, Jume.s Kic/iurd Adams of Lubbock; his mother and step/other, Durlene anil Raymond Mercer o/ Onulusku; Urundpurenls. Dewcy and Surah Sampson o/ Buytuwn; two brothers, Glenn Adams o/ Highlands and Randy Adums of Huyiown; <i sister, Tern Congoi o/ Hii^hlund.s; and u cousin, Harlon U'. Daily o/Jucinlo City. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Services are under direction o/ (iurihrnun Funeral Home in Highlands. GRAVES Services for Union Graves, 57, of Buytown are .scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Southern C«ni;rt'KUlionul Meihodi.sf Church in Muyiown with the Rev. Everett \1cDun\el of- /iciuting. Graves died Sunday at hi.s home. He is survived by his wi/e, Jeunette Graves of Raytown; two softs, Boe Ciraves of Pasadena and Michael VV. Graves of Bayioivn; two daughters, Renee McLendon o/ Kene/ick and Cundice Estrada of Huytown; three brothers, Jack Graves of V'iduliu, La., Pollard Lee of New Iberia, Lu. and Coy Pace of Vldulia, La.; two sisters, Euie V. Knupp o/ Wuier- proo/. La. and Louise Lee of Ferri- duy, Lu. Burial will " be at Cedarcrest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Knupp, Muck Knapp, Albert Estrudu, Bear Estrada, Steve Mussiu and Leon Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Knapp, Waller Hill and Little Boy Terrell. Services ure under direction o/ Earlhman Funeral Home. MAYS Services for Berthu Louise Mays, 58. of Buyiown will be held at I p.m. Wednesday ut the Aniioch Baptist Church with (he Rev. Sherman Gruv and two sisters, Sylvia Kularik o/ Houston and Agnes Doskocil of Crosby. Fi/teen grandchildren and 17 greut- grundchildren also survive. Burial will be at Crosby Catholic Cemetery. Services are under direction of Ea r t hrnan Funeral Home in Highlands. Mrs. Mays died Sunday in a Buy town hospital. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Mays Sr.; eight children, Berthu J. Gray, Doris Johnson and Deborah Jack of Houston, Helen Thomas, Karen Mays, Arlene Mays and Willie Mays o/ Baytown and Herbert Mays Jr. of Sweeny; two sisters, Gladys M. Hcrndon of Prairie View and Ruby J. Lane of Hempstead, and two brothers, Luther Rogston o/ Summerville and Charles H, Rogsion of Davenport, Iowa. Nine grandchildren and u hosi of relatives and /riends also survive. A wuke will be held /rotn 7 to 9 p.m. ut Johnson and Fru-ier Funeral Home. Burial will be at White Ccmeierv. Services ure under the direction of Johnson and FrutJer Funeral Home. KOSTKA HIGHLANDS — Services /or Edward Paul Koslfca, 82, of Channelview are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday ut Earlhman Funeral- Home chapel in Highlands. Kostka died Sunday at a Channelview hospital. He was retired from Armco Steel. He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Thacker of Dallas and Esther Chuvers o/ Channelview; a son, Robert Kostka of Channelview;' u brother, Joe Kostku of Dir-kinson; Stock quotes H (Courtesy of Paine, Webber, Jackson and Curtis > (As of 9:15 a.m.) AT&T 25 Amoco 60 Armco 10% Ashland 51% Atlantic Rich 53% Beth. Steel 20 C.G.fcE 24% Celanese 208% Chesebrough-Ponds 49% Chevron 39% Diamond Sham. 12% Dow Chem 55Viz Dresser Indus 18V« Dupont 79% Ethyl Corp 39V« Exxon 57% Ford 79% General Elect 79% General Motors 81% GTE..... 50% Gordon's 1»% G.R 40% Greyhound 36% GSU 12% Halliburton 23% HCA 41% Houston Industry 31% Humana 30Vt InterFh-st 7 IBM 159% Klmberly Clarke 85% Kmart 46% Kroger 52% Mobil 30% Monsanto 63 National Distiller 42 Occidental Petr • 25 Phillips Petr 10% Royal Dutch 78% Schlumberger 30V« Sears .45 Southern Co 23% Sun Oil 46Vi Tenneco 36% Texaco 33 Texas Eastern 31% Upjohn 160% U.S. Steel »% Walgreen* 3<% Wal-Mart 42% Woolwortn 79 Xerox ; 5»% Dow. Ind. Avg 1833.70 Dow Change (down) l.M Silver $5.11 Gotd $944.90' 'is --{-•-1 newspaper found that at a surplus food distribution building in Rio Grande City, 37 people applied for free food in 45 minutes. Of those, only one was an American citizen, the rest were resident aliens, the newspaper reported. One man who lives in Diaz Ordaz, Mexico, said he collects $378 every two weeks in unemployment benefits from an oil company, but also takes advantage of food stamps, surplus food, and health care. By law, ^his resident alien status requires him to reside in~ the United States. do you/is ? Store hours: Doily 9-6, Sot. 9-4, Closed Sunday 427-8060 711 WEST TEXAS AVE • BAYTOWN ELECT VIRGINIA "6INNY" KNOWLES County Commissioner - Precinct 4 - Chambers County HONEST CAPABLE Against Higher Taxes Against An Inflated Budget 14 1 2 Years Management Exp. "Serving all o/ the people all o/ the time" YOUR VOTE AND CONFIDENCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. «, Tr««»<»r«r, Vh ghiii Kxawkt tfmfwbn, 9602 M. Bwrtw, Mytown, Tx. 77S20 —j... ' "««,„« „. /e/r,/,, T Mineral itness World A I >.*•* Call today! BAYTOWNJ- 428-2080 Walmart Shopping Ctr. \ 4834 GARTH RD. --

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