The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 98, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 9, 1974 Page: 4 of 6
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Tuesday. April 9,1974
Speaker Traces History
Of Chicano Movements
By VICTOR CORTINAS
The “genesis of the Chicano experi-
ence in Texas” began during the forma-
tion of the Republic of Texas in 1836
when many individuals lost their land
by signing land titles written in English,
according to Denton graduate student
Galindo, speaking before last week’s
meeting of the Philosophy Club, traced
the Chicano movement from its begin-
ning in 1836 through the formation of
the La Raza Unida part in 1970.
“THE CHICANO movement was
different from the Black movement,”
he said. “In one respect the people were
geographically and militarily con-
Team Studies Value
Of Students’ Sleep
Photo by TIM BULLARD
The gambling was fast and furious Friday night when At the end of the night $1,600 in prizes dcmated
the Dorm Presidents Council sponsored its second by Denton merchants were auctioned off. The
annual Monte Carlo night in the Coliseum. Each per 2 O'Clock Lab Band, the Sam Riney Quartet and
son was given $20,000 in play money for gambling. Dirftwood provided entertainment.
Lecturer Predicts 'Elderly Lib'
Sociologist Examines Future of Older People
By STEVE MOORE
Another minority group appears to be
emerging from the sociological main-
stream. But it is not an ethnic group, it
is an age group those over 60.
Dr. Leonard Cain, professor of soci-
ology at Portland State University and
visiting lecturer under the auspices of
the Federation of North Texas Universi-
ties, says that older people are beginning
Students considering a European
vacation this summer might be well
advised to check their bank accounts
against ticket prices before getting too
excited about the idea.
“Student youth fares will be a thing
of the past as of June I,” according to
Esther Gibson of Denton World Travel
Service. “Overseas youth fares are al-
ready canceled and domestic youth
fares will be on June I," she added.
Charter flights are pretty much out of
the question too, according to Mrs.
Gibson. “Unless a student wants to buy
the whole package land arrangements,
tours, things like that—charter flights
are not too attractive," she said.
Billie Johnson of the Bismark Travel
Agency said that the least expensive
round-trip air fare a student could expect
is $350. "That's from New York,” she
explained, “and after June I it goes up
Mrs. Johnson emphasized that these
rates are good only on excursion fares.
"If they want to stay three weeks or less
the costs increase considerably," she
to resist discrimination.
"PEOPLE ARE beginning to won-
der what the old people will he like ten
years from now and how they will adjust
to their social placement," Dr. Cain
Dr. Cain is conducting a study on
gerontology (the study of aging) and is
directing his efforts to improving the
future of the old.
“The historic roles of the elderly
within the family and religious institu-
tions are diminishing and older people
are no longer considered the source of
widom," he notd.
Society’s view of the elderly is that
after they reach a certain age they are
no longer productive. There is a shilting
away of social functions, Dr. Cain said.
"ELDERS IN the church nowadays
are likely to be young, and this leaves
the older people without a meaninglul
role to play,” he said
A gerontological movement by pro-
fessional people is being initiated to
construct a better life for the elderly.
Instead of relying on others, older people
are now taking up for themselves, he
"People in general are associated with
social institution.! and identified with
other age groups instead of a conscious
awareness of being set apart," Dr. Cain
DR. CAIN attributes this resistance
to the “World War II —G.l. Bill syn-
drome" that has given the first genera-
tion of educated old people.
There has been a theoretical move to
prove that older people are a minority
and should receive the governmental
rights that minorities have, he noted.
"The number of elderly is I0 per
cent of the population and growing,"
Dr. Cain said.
Another problem the old people are
faced with is forced retirement at an
earlier age than the governmental retire-
ment age of 65. “These people are still
healthy and vigorous and being pushed
out in the street before their time," he
said, “and that is something that they
are not going to take lying down."
RESOURCES AVAILABLE to the
elderly are more extensive than they
were 20 years ago, he said.
“The elderly have a reservoir of emo-
tion to play upon, which they've always
had and now they will be advocating in
legislatures the cutting back of college
development and increasing the tuition."
Also the old have heavy political
power in that the I0 per cent can quickly
become 20 per cent when you consider
that all of them are going to vote, he
Dr. Cain sees the grandparent and the
grandchild developing a common coali-
tion with the parent but not with each
DALLAS (AP) If you're a college
woman, a freshman and/or a social
science major you're likely to be sleeping
enough but enjoying it less than others.
This conclusion was reported last
week by a Clemson University research
team to the American College Health
CONVERSELY, THE report said,
those in college who get the most refresh-
ment from whatever amount of sleep
they get are college males, upperclass-
men and "hard science" majors.
The researchers said rest habits
among college people should focus on
the quality of sleep rather than on the
amount of sleep.
They said this was confirmed by the
improved performance of college people
who had followed the advice of a booklet
distributed to a test group of students.
COEDS, THE booklet said, tend to
require more sleep, but not "better
sleep, as their menstrual period nears.
Social science majors or those in other
liberal arts programs tend to be creative,
introspective and more likely to be rest-
less in their sleep.
The report would tend to suggest that
freshmen women taking social science
courses are less likely to benefit from
sleep than anyone else on campus.
CONVERSELY, A male senior en-
gineering or “hard science” major would
be likely to rest better.
from Mexico & Central America
La Planta Truck
will be at Help House
1302 W. Oak
Tues. and Wed. April 9 & 10
used furniture from Help House also will be sold
Free plant with this ad
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1314 W. Hickory, Across from NTSU
ft's time to choose your rings
Keepsake assures perfect
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The booklet said trying to offset rest-
less sleep by sleeping more is not the
answer. As a matter of fact, the hooklet
says, it just makes things worse.
“When the effects of too much sleep
crop up, fuzzy concentration, apathy,
a paradoxical worn-out feeling, these
may seem to signal a need for more
sleep when just the opposite remedy is
called for," the hooklet advised.
The injustices committed against
these individuals led to the feeling by the
Chicano that he was not a part of the
country, Galindo sai.
Galindo cited various organizations
that the Chicano formed that made no
effort to organize.
“The Confederation of Mexican
Workers Union organized for better
wages at the start of the 20th century,
he said. “They made no effort to inte-
grate politically and socially.”
IN 1934 the League of United Latin
American Citizens tried to drop all ties
with Mexico and assimilate into the
Anglo world, according to Galindo.
They stressed “good behavior" as
their citizens tried to not only equal the
white population in good citizenship,
but to surpass them, he added.
Galindo dicussed the evolution of the
vote for the Chicanos. He explained that
the vote was first stressed by the Ameri-
can GI Forum and was furthered by the
Viva Kennedy Club during the Kennedy
“The Chicano ideology stresses that
Chicano problems have Chicano solu-
tions,” he said.
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