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Page 2- The Perkins 1993 Street Sellers are concentrated on intersections of Capitalism is alive and well on major thoroughfares. The majority the streets of" Mexico. In fact of these salesmen are young men, sometimes it is right in you face and even boys. Selling gum, newspapers very persistent, or produce they approach as numy I live in a large metropolitan area cars as possible which are waiting and there are plenty of small-time at the stoplight. There are vendors operators out to make some money, selling roses who can be pretty These are vendors who are simply aggressive especially if you've got out on file street selling products, a female in the car, in which Independently operating salesmen case they're not above trying anywhere can bc very aggressive, since their income depends directly upon their les. qbrreon is a modem city with wide streets and vendors A GRINGO IN MEXICO by Allan Wall windshield while you're waiting at the stoplight. Then you pay them a small fee. The problem is, they don't always ask your permission. Sometimes they just come fight up to the car and start washing, hoping you'll feel guilty to refuse payment. Sometimes they do it even if you tell them no. Then there are the entertainers, clowns, jugglers and dancers who to embarrass you into making a do a quick performance at a purchase. ' stoplight in hopes for a little money. But the most aggressive of Some dancers dress up in native all are the windshield wipers. American, presumably Aztec garb. These are boys who wash your I saw one such with a large headdress on who was playing a flute and drum simultaneously while his pregnant wife went down the line of stopped cars asking for money. Various charities avail themselves of the stoplights captive audi- ence to ask for donations. And I shouldn't neglect to mention the fire-breathers. These guys put kerosene in their mouths and light them, thus blowing out a long flame, entertaining everyone at the stoplight in hopes of receiving money. Its an impressive sight to see at night, though not I think very [Hardware & Appliance Xll S. Main, Perk/ns 547-2477 $15.99 L 'DRIgMOST 100 MOTION/MUSIC LIGHT SET Computized iigi play 18 Christmas songs with new harmo- nized sound. Watch the lights dance magically to every note. (F/L 9254) CI.EO 150 SQ, FT. PAPER ROLLS 5 rolls Far package. (F/L 9390). iWh _.J' ::-  $4.99 DECORATED BULB pack of 4 %e.ql' a O;,t go 2-5/8" decorated glass ornaments in the best 1 " ,o'd "" o Y%' I ttaditiclal colors. Decorated with two of the most proven Christmas designs-Snowcap and Stripes assorted in case. (F/L 9340). UNION WADDING ICICLES 1000 IN PACKAGE I Aghlweight silver melalized plastic icicles. Flame retardanL (F/L 9340). 2/$1.00 CLEO WRAP JUMBO WRAP PAPER. Assoaed traditional Christmas designs. Heavyweight paper. Each roll is 30" wide by 528" long. (F/L 9390): $4.39  SANTA'S BEST 40 FF. AL TREE STAND "4 legged stand of stamped stel. Wide flange GARLAND Velvet garland with frame pack. 4 ply, 2 114" x 40'. Quantity. (F/L 9341). .' rigid ring equalizes streas. Ring made of " plate Bteei with 4 eyebolts. Pan, legs finished in high gloss baked 1. Welded in prong. (F/L 9320). | $5.99 w. ,= TRIUMPH T HIGHLAND FIR TREE d 'o, wws,. mirrors and Metal stand. Stla'dy storage carton. Flame retardant. 10 decorations. (F/L 9342) year manufactm's wmmty. (F/L 9300). "I A#" $64.99 "*' healthy. And bear in mind that all these enterprises mentioned thus far take place at a stoplight. Some young men in Torreon wash cars for money. Alongside a certain park in Torreon is found the largest congreg___ati0n of these operators. CEMENT GUARAN TE=='-'' We dll replace any 0a,ssa tit0 s01d at HIBOGN TIRE O ISTRIBUT0 RS t0 the I oue to oelor, ul ,; '". * guaranteedlfa, rated as a enta00 0f the The last hall wtll be r0 P no r0n0, no taxes. " tica .... "-'-: ....................................................................................... =:: :: -----'' YOU" ooma Got The J[tre To Fill Your lqeeda...SLop By or Give Us A Call Today. They're somewhat aggressive and will holler at you and even follow along to persuade you to stop and get your car washed. I have to respect them, and all the vendors, since they're trying to nmke some money by providing a service in return. Whether or not a particular transaction is worth it or not is of course another question, which is at the discretion of the buyer. A salesman can be persuasive and convince you to buy something you don't really need. Remember the expression about the salesman who could sell refrig- erators to an Eskimo? Sometimes in Torreon you can encounter Tarahumarans, a native American group from the neighbor- ing state of Chichuahua. They were a distinctive costume with headband and sell handcrafts. 155/80R 13 165/80R 13 175/80R13 1 esZg0R13 iiiiii! 7,i]i4 ::::i205R1::1 .... 195)"75R15 205/75R15 215/75R15 225/75R 15 235/75111 S ! MII419JN XH-4. o,ooo o,ooo 1 5o,ooo i 3s,ooo 6o.ooo MILES MILES [ MI _. MI i MILF 52.74 61.54 66.42 ........... 6:9J4 .......... ii iiiiiiii45!:i i:i:i i ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 88.1}i 91.81 96.79 101.99 -- t 50.17 55.88 [.53.64 58.44 [.54.34 61,31 i 51.48 Z003 71.8;  67.2i 75.54 1 69.67 79.24 t 73.87 41.72 131.91 44.61 34.14 45.21 34.58 47.80 36.58 55.92 i 42.78 57.94 44.34 61.42 '46.99 64.03 48.99 :ENTER ;-2416 CUSHI! Once I started to talk to I Tarahumaran boy in a park we had a trouble communicating. I realized he had something in common, Spanish was the native languagc of neither of us. There are still Indians in Mexico that don't speak Spanish, though less than before. Many others speak it as second language. In addition to street vendors, there are beggars, people asking for money. It's difficult deal with these people. You to help people, however, I some are lazy panhandlers who going to waste it. Some people themselves to blame for their poverty. An effective begging tactic have seen is a woman child and brandishing a bill. However, this country has socialized medicine. A lot of tl beggars are professional beggars, they beg everyday. Many havi the same place each day. of the beggars axe In Mexico City I saw a with a horribly repulsive foot resembling elephantiasis. doesn't that guy go to the hospital, get it cleaned and it I asked myself. Well, I answered myself, then it wouldn't look so disgusting and evoke so sympathy. Cynical, yes. Only can judge a beggars heart and think there's a special place in for those who take advantage of ti good will of others. For a beggar, looking is the key. The dirty 3-year old who thrusts her palm upward likl pro. And the hard times story. once in a small village Victor I were accosted by a poor fellow needing a break. dead, something was wrong with mother, and he had many and sisters. Would we be so kind to give him some money for Well, we decided to do him better. We offered to go tO the and buy him some bread. he became very excitedl No, just wouldn't do! None of the in town sold bread! Well just purchased bread five earlier, we know that wasn't Suddenly, his request changed. 121 W. Thomas 547-5378 , SUN TOTAL 5 12 19 26 MON 13 TUE 20 27 Perkins Whistle Stops Community Calendar 7 14 21 DECEMBEjI00.993 28 WEP THU 8 9: 15 16 22 23 29 FRI 3 10 17 24 31 Published every Thursday The Perkins Journal, 133 South Main P.O. Box 695 Perkins,'OK 74059. Telephone [405] 547-2411" Dec. 2 Chamber Luncheon Lions Den Noon SAT 4 11 18 25 Dec. 2 Community Christmas Service First Christian 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 Lions Club Meeting Lions Den 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 P-T Board Meeting Board Room 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 Town Council Meeting City Hall 7:30 p.m. The Perkins Journal. Bob Williams ............ Managing Editor Donna French ............ Advertising Manager 10 HOMES to train factory SIDING and WINDOW INSTALLERS  Under supervision--lully guaranleed. Complete Insulation Indudedl SAVE BIGI NO GIMMICKS! t Better Homes Remodelers P.O. Box 701923, Tulsa, OK 74170 * Tulsa area 488-911 ! Robert SIMS APPLIANCE REPAIR & Sl Office Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Whirlpool-Roper appliances 1214 E. 6th Stillwater, Ok 74074 'The Perkins Journal USPS 42 8040 'Secdnd class postage paid at Perkins, OK 74059. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to P.O. Box 695 Oklahoma 74059-0695 Subscription Rates: In Payne, - $15.00 per year. 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