Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 26 1983, Page 13

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 26, 1983, Tokyo, JapanThursday May 26,1983 Pacific stars and stripes = viewpoint 13 a shift in immigration patterns is coming in a series hispanics in America published in the Dallas news two years ago Leobardo Estrada Ucol demographer said it s too Early to Tell for sure but suspect that we Are on the Edge of a shift in immigration South americans have found the pipeline they Are developing the infrastructure and with the deteriorating economic conditions and growing political in stability in latin America we May be at the Edge of a the subsequent two years the storm has indeed burst upon immigration from Mexico the Chic is the Suphemy undocumented workers has now reached proportions that Congress can no longer ignore. How Well strengthened Bor Der defences will work and whether penalties levied against those who employ Fence jumpers will be effective is not yet known. But the matter is of particular importance to America s Black Jenkin Lloyd Jones population. In most of the nation minority has been a code word for but it has also include indians hispanics and orientals. As the number of hispanics and Orien tals grows they will provide new Competition. So far the official pres sure on employers to hire members of minorities has put them altogether. But if in bowing to this pressure employers begin to favo certain minorities Over others Well be in a fight Over for hispanics you must get into the puzzling business of calculating degrees of minority Ness. The United states from East Texas to norther California was old Mexico and multitudes of Spanish surname citizen sin the Southwest Are descended from people who were on the ground lon before other americans arrived. To them it is the Smiths Browns an Joneses who Are interlopers. To Lump together under the Nam hispanic All persons whose names Are of Spanish origin is As pointless As classifying people named Reagan As ethnic Irish. Mayor Henry Cisneros of san Antonio talks Spanish. But he also went to Harvard and Speaks like a professor. You can t throw the same Blanket Over him that you Doover the penniless mexican who waded the River last night. In 1960, according to professor Estrada there were 9.7 million for eign born in America and the mex ican born were in seventh place with 5.7 percent of them. In 1979, there were 11.7 million foreign born and the mexican born were in first place with 17.8 percent of the whole. Los Angeles Long Beach now has More than 2 million loosely classified latinos and new York new Jersey about 1.5 million. They now exceed half a million each in Miami an Chicago. It is not remarkable therefore that Spanish language newspapers radio and television have proliferated. This does not mean that hundreds of thousands of so called latinos do no learn to handle English each year or that among the Long term resident there is not a steady movement from Spanish culture. But these trends could be overwhelmed by masses of rising demands for bilingual Public education would be reasonable if this remained merely a device to Speed the learning of English. But fits net effect is to perpetuate Spanish culture and to make life without English More comfortable for Span ish speakers in Large latin communities we could get a Balkans nation of ethnic diversity has added vigor to America our strength As nation is rooted in our common . Times Syndicate tit Senor you Yankees keep Teh my us to practice Fop ution control. Marlboro Man is a welfare bump unison Colo. Here just West of the Continental Divide at Monarch pass is where the West begins the conjunction of my hand reality that still grips the american imagination More than any other there been no american West it would have been necessary to invent one for Here it was tha America s destiny became Manifest to push across the great Plains and through the Rockies to the shores of the Pacific beyond filling up the empty spaces in were of course Many wests that of the Indian in symbolic relationship with the great herds of Buffalo that of the trapper and the Miner the Conquistador and the Parade the cowboys and the homesteader the horse Soldier and the Gandy dancer the gunslinger and the in each of them the theme the leitmotif was the same personal Freedom space self Reliance and individual accountability in the face of a hostile wilderness that permits no second and crazy horse Billy the kid Tom mix and the Marlboro Man All play out their assigned roles against a backdrop of Snow covered mountains and Sun seared Plains a place of astonishing distances. It was As if Only when he had crossed the wide Missouri and surrendered to the pull of the Rockies and the lure of the Ocean beyond that the american finally and forever was Able to shake the dust of decadent Europe from his feet becoming something new and different under the Sun. Yet in a curious Way the myth of the american West found its strength in classical roots. The fatalism of the gunslinger was Homeric in the sense that when one s Luck ran out one left the stage with a shrug with one s individual Worth intact. There was at least in the legend no whining. Indeed one truth of the West is not it Independence but its dependency. As Bill Hornby editor of the Denver Post Points Federal government owns and manages about a third each of new Mexico half of Wyomi Gand almost two thirds of Utah and Idaho. When you add land owned by the state and local Smith Hempstone government that held in Trust for the indians and that held in Large amounts by business corporations the amount of the West available for ownership by rugged individualists is in Short the Marlboro Man is in at least a limited sense a welfare bum who is far More Likely to end his Days in a state Home for the elderly rather than dying in the Saddle. This is the anomaly of the so called Sagebrush rebellion about which so much was heard just a few years ago ranchers who have been leasing Federal lands at Cut rate prices for generations Are no More interested in the privatization of those lands unless they can acquire them under grand father clauses at Giveaway sales than certain Eastern corporations Are in deregulation a proc Ess that might for the first time Force them into real Competition with each other. The real problem of the West remains what it has always been water or the Lack of it. Much of the West is As dry As the Middle East los Angeles gets no More rain than the Gaza strip Las vegas is As dry As port said. It is this shortage of water that both re creates the myth of the emptiness of the West and creates its countervailing reality of the urbanization of the rhinestone Cowboy. The West today despite the Cowboy hats and High heeled boots is largely an Urban society. Nevertheless the myth remains and retains its importance. To americans of every Stripe and of every state the West remains in some deeply sensed primordial Way the promised land the place where Freedom dwells the endless horizon where tomorrows Are crafted out of unspoken dreams rather than folded out of a contemplation of yesterday. Yet one feels a certain sense of Shock when two cowpokes swagger into a tavern on the Road to grand Junction. And order spinach quiches and White wine for lunch. An authorized unofficial publication of the . 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Copyright restrictions preclude acceptance of subscriptions for delivery to individual addresses within the Continental United states. Pacific stars and stripes col. Joseph e. Burlas Usa commander editor in chief it. Col. Denis m. Mehigan Usa Deputy commander business maj. John w. Higginbotham Usan Deputy commander marketing operations or. Timothy r. Hutchens executive editor 229-3310,3140 Don Mccaffrey Pacific editor Tokyo 229-3152 Dwight trimmer Usan Washington Bureau chief Pentagon 227-6695 Steve Davis Usa Korea Bureau chief Yon san 7650, 7050, 7447 Helen Webb Usa Japan Bureau chief Tokyo 229-3374, 3153 Dave Ornauer Usan Pacific sports writer Tokyo 229-3153 Danny Loyne usic Okinawa Bureau chief Mak Minato 637-1680 Pete Maher us Philippines Bureau chief Clark 31-55358, Subic 88-46381 Laura Neitz Guam Bureau chief Navy regional medical Center 671 342-2190 circulation Telephone numbers Japan military 225-4505, 4506, 4507 or commercial 404-9449, Singapore 2931422 Kuala Bumpur 237237 Hong Kong 3-025251 ext 20, Korea Yon san 7650 Okinawa Butler 635-2010 Philippines area manager Clark 25202, Clark distribution 43296, 25284, Subic Bay distribution 4-8123, Manila embassy 59-80-11 ext 2752 Guam Andersen 366-2187

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