Unanswered questions in car bombing posed
Joseph Romero is not satisfied with the investigation of the Boulder car bombings and has sent a letter labeling the inquiry as amateur, mediocre, senseless and irresponsible. He has reason to~ be concerned, his daughter Neva was one of the seven victims of the May bombings.
In an emotionally charged letter which has appeared in several area newspapers, Romero charges his daughter and her beloved friends, Una Jaakola and Reyes Martinez, were victims of a very well organized crime syndicate whose primary objective is to, eliminate any kind of reform that is consistent with aspirations of Freedom, and pursuit of happiness for all people;
The other victims of the bombings were Florencio Granado,
Heribierto Teran, and Francisco Dougherty, all of whom were killed instantly. Antonio Alcan-tar, the one survivor has lost a leg and partial use of his left arm.
Romeros letter is highly critical of the Boulder County Coroners Office, the Boulder City Police and the University Police. He states these public officials have lost all ethics that go with the judicial process in this country.
They have no qualms about disseminating information that is biased and resembles what is called a Police State. They are much less concerned about the intimate feelings of the immediate families and friends, he said.
The letter also raises many questions based on Romeros own investigation;
Capt. Kelly Gaskill of the Boulder Police said he had no knowledge of the man or the VW. He also said to his knowledge no calls were received from a lady of fering information. He also said he knew nothing about a girl with a black dog who was keeping surveillance tor the man, also mentioned in Romeros letter.
Romero asked why the lady
who permitted Lt. Evans of the University Police to enter Nevas apartment without a warrant, had not been called to answer questions. Gaskill said Lt. Evans had a warrant signed by a local' judge. Lt. Evans was unavailable for comment.
"Members of the Boulder Police, the University Police and the Coroners office are not above reproach, Romero said. "Why havent they been subpoenaed to answer questions of police brutality, of making biased statements, and ignoring the pleadings of poor helpless people in distress?
Gaskill said Romero had suffered a terrible loss, but he said he hopes he is not speaking out of bitterness. He said the grand jury was a secretative process and he
was as curiods as anyone else about what they know. Since five agencies participated in the investigation, Gaskill said the grand jury probably has any information he might have.
He confirmed that his departments investigation is closed, but was sure the investigation would be opened up immediately should new information become available.
The grand jurys investigation is continuing and Chicano activist Ray Otero has been subpeonaed to testify this month. (See related story).
Investigators for the Federal Agency of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division have been on campus visiting various Chicano organizations as recently as mid-September it was reported.
Albert Vigil resumed the duties of CEPA Student Director, October 2. 'Albert, elected by the UMAS student body, will serve as student director until Spring.
New Chairman of UMAS Board of Directors,< Gene Escalera, was elected October 2, at the Board of Directors meeting, when Albert took over as Student Director. Pat Sutton was elected Vice Chairperson.
Junior High Clash Cools
A potentially dangerous situation with serious racial overtones has hopefully been resolved between parents and students of Anglo and Chicano children at a Boulder junior high school.
Monday afternoon, school officials of Burbank Junior High School at 290 Manhattan Drive were confronted by about 30 Chicanos including parents, students and University students.
Spokeswoman for the group of parents Delia Valdez told the schools Principal, Don Reichert, the parents were Concerned because the 10 Chicano children attending the-school of 600 had been continually hassled by Anglo students and were not attending school out of fear.
Boy Shot by pellet The harrassment reached a peak September 26 when Mrs. Valdez son Roy was shot with a pellet gun as he rode his bicycle near his home. The youth suffered a grazed arm and three broken
ribs, the result of falling from his bike.
It was reported Wednesday morning that a resolution had been reached between the Anglo and Chicano youths and that all of the Chicano youths except one were back in school. Pat Gutierrez was the only youth removed from school; his mother took him back, to Greeley.
Mrs. Valdez, said she and the other parents had agreed to give the peace pact a week before pursuing further action. Her husband, Roy Valdez told El Diario the two groups of youths were brought together-Tuesday afternoon and talked it out.
The trouble has been raging for two weeks. According to Mrs. Valdez, six Chicano youths, including her 13-year-old girl, Linda, were confronted by a large group of Anglo students. Reichert, saw the incident and broke it off. He estimated the crowd at 150, but added he didnt know how
Pete Garcia tries to implement a real program, not the less-than-adequate token Bilingual program at a recent Boulder School Board Meeting. He was not supported by the Board.
Sandoval May Sue City
A former- Boulder Police Officer was charged with third-degree assault in the aftermath of an incident last week involving a Chicano University student.
The officer, Russell Hyder, was fired from the Boulder Police Department Sept. 21 after a meeting between City Personnel Director Mike Patton and other city officials.
The Chicano student, Roy Sandoval, 28, told the District Attorney's office that he had been beaten by Hyder while he was handcuffed at the police station
on 30th St. Sandoval' had been taken to the police department after being involved in an altercation at a local restaurant.
While being booked Sandoval reportedly became abusive and allegedly kicked a chair. Hyder then allegedly hit Sandoval repeatedly. Hyder was fired after Patton determined that he had used excessive force in subduing Sandoval.
Sandoval was unavailable for comment, but informed sources say that he may pursue legal action against the city government.
many youths were actually involved. No police were called to the scene.
The young Chicanos at the-school have complained of constant verbal abuse from Anglo students and one woman said her son had come home bloody from fighting at least three times.
In the first meeting with school administrators and parents, the question of bi-lingual education was explored. When Reichert was asked how he felt about the issue, he reacted as if he had never considered the question of bilingual education and would have to think about it.
Mr. Valdez said he felt bilingual education could help avoid racial situations in Boulder schools. "The kids would understand- each other better and be aware of their cultural differences.
School Board ref usual At the school board meet-" ing that same night, board member Pete Garcia attempted to introduce motions dealing with bilingual education, but he could not even get a second. He said after the meeting that he wanted to
implement a real program, not the less-than-adequate token-bilingual program the board claims to meet the need.
A year ago, the School Board refused to approve a federal funded bilingual program although it would have cost the district, the taxpayers and the schools nothing.
Garcia was asking for a .25 mil levy increase in the 4.9 mil levy increase being proposed by the board. He said this small increase would provide approximately 70,000 badly needed dollars for bilingual education. This proposal was not even considered by the board.
He questions the Boards' priorities represented in their proposed $31,646,000 budget. This represents an increase of $ 1,898,000 over last year he said, but excludes cultural education.
No seconds for Garcia At that same meeting, Garcia requested that $50,000 of the $100,000 reserve left from last years monies be earmarked for bilingual education III again no second. In a desparate attempt to get the board to consider any proposal he asked that $30,000 be added to the $187,000 proposed for to meet inflation US again no second.
Despite the recent brush with racial troubles in the schools, the school board appears to have taken an unshakable stand against bilingual education. Yet in the schools library where the trouble took place, there are only two books dealing with the Chicano experience. Neither has even been checked out
One of the books, dealing with migrant children, paints a picture of poor, desparate people, whose household heads drink too much, hitjheir wives and children and who are satisfied slaves.
You can still apply!
Search for the Chicano Education Program de Aztlan (CPA), formally UMAS-EOP, administrative director has been extended into the first week of January, 1975. Acceptance of applications has also been extended from October 1, to October 31.
Only 17 of the numerous applications sent out have been received by the Search Committee for Director at this time. Lack of response came about because We're hiring at the wrong time of the year, so the deadline has been extended, said Bernadette Maes, a member of the committee.
El Diario de la Gente, Octubre 3,1974
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El Oiario de la Gente, Octubre 3,1974
Roberto Che Luera Arturo Bones Rodriguez
Raza Unida Candidates
Former University student Roberto Che Luera is el Partido Raza Unidas candidate for the University of Colorado Board of Regents. He is running in the 1 st congressional district which makes up most of Denver.
He is presently a Spanish Instructor and Director of El Teatro Chicano de Aztlan at Escuela'y Colegio Tlatelolco. He has been affiliated wtih La Raza Unida since 1972, but says he has been active in the movement all of his life. .
He attended CU from 1968 to 1972 and majored in Philosophy. While at the University he was vice president of UMAS under the late Florencio Granado. Since leaving Boulder, he has received his BA degree from Colegio Tlatelolco where he now teaches. He is presently a MA candidate through Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The 26-year-old activist-candidate is originally from El Paso, Texas where he was chairman of the Brown Berets. He is married to Audrey and they have one child named Che, 10 months old.
Luera is an accomplished poet and is the author of "Poesias de Cambio y Otras" soon to be available.
In the next issue, El Diario will have a special election section dealing with Chicano candidates.
Arturo Bones Rodriguez, an instructor with the Chicano Studies Program at the University and a former student is a candidate for the University of Colorado Board of Regents under el Partido Raza Unida.
The Denver native is running at large which means he is a state-wide candidate.
Rodriguez was one of the first Chicano students brought into the University under the Student Tutorial Program (STP) in 1968. He was one of those who founded the present UMAS organizations. In 1970 he left the University to attend Escuela y Colegio Tlatelolco in Denver from where he received his BA Degree in 1971. He was one of the struggling colleges first two graduates.
He is currently enrolled in a MA of Education program at Juarez Lincoln alternative college under acredidation from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
At Colegio Tlatelalco, Rodriguez has been the administrator for the past two years. He has also taught history, and political education and is a member of the schools board of directors. He was hired at CU to teach a Chicano Studies class vacated by Sal Rameriz.
Five Partido La Raza Unida candidates in the Greeley area have announced their candidacy in the up-coming elections.
They are: Silver Gurule for Weld County commissioner, Juan Erebia for state representative in district 51, Bob Romero for state senator in district 28, Robert Padilla, for state representative for district 50 and Brian Sanchez for U.S. representative from the 4th congressional district. Only Gurule will be on the ballot, the others are write-in candidates.
At a press conference last week, the candidates said they are .concentrating their campaign in several areas including immigration, prison reform, bilingual-bicultural education and corporate monopolies.,They are organizing on the local level.
More information will be available in the next issue of El Diario in a special election section.
Attack continues on Rodino bill
Brown people once again are target of the United States government's malignant mind. This time in the form of two proposed amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act.
The Rodino Bill (H.R. 982) and the Kennedy bill (S. 3827) supposedly are designed to deal with the problem of so-called illegal aliens" in the Southwest. They are based on the premise that legislation is needed to eliminate unfair competition for US workers from foreign workers, usually Mexican nationals.
In reality, they are nothing new. Rather, they are merely legacy. In the past, the US government has found it convenient to admit or deny Mexicanos entrance to this country depending on the situation of the times.
When cheap, reliable labor was (is) needed to build railroads, stock factories during wars, and harvest crops, borders were opened for our brothers, these aliens. But when times changed and big business .cbuldn't maximize their profits with these laborers, the borders were closed, and widespread deportations, and harassment of Brown people became the rule.
Today, the latter is in effect. Legislators are trying to convince people that unfair competition for US workers, namely Mexican nationals, are the cause of the economic chaos, stagnation and
inflation that is ripping this country at its seams.
The Rodino Bill, which has already passed the Congress, basically attempts to punish employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. However, the employer can protect himself by having his employees sign a form stating that they are legally present in the United States.
Furthermore, the sanctions against employers are minimal. There is no punishment for the first offense, a small civil penalty for the second offense, and the possibility of a misdemeanor charge for a third offense.
In addition, employees of HEW would be required to turn in suspected illegal aliens to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
This means further harassment of all Raza on the basis of surname, appearance,, and language. Anyone without "proper credentials could forcibly be deported to some randomly selected place across the "border."
This type of restrictive legislation is clearly a violation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the 1848 pact which legitimized the US' seizure of much Mexican land. Free access across the so-called border" between the United States and Mexico is provided for in this treaty.
This law also would invite racist employers to refuse to hire any Chicano or Latino people on
the pretext of a fear of running afoul of the Act. This would mean that all Raza would have to carry birth certificates and extensive documentation in order to be protected from summary deportation.
This coulcThave drastic impact on Raza elders, gente who have systematically been denied access to any type of accountability.
This is simply another attempt to destroy and control our people. These bills would lead to the further deliberate breakup of Raza familias, in direct contradiction to the original purpose of the Immigration and Naturalization Act, developed to unite familias.
In essence, this legislation is an attempt to divide the Chicano community and to set up the so-called illegal alien" as a scapegoat for the massive unemployment among Chicanos in this area and to blame them for the economic problems of the country in general.
No where does this legislation seek out the real roots of the economic problems, those who own and control the land, money and factories.
Solidarity with our Raza brothers who have been forced to go north to provide for their families because of the enormous problems they also tace in their homeland because bf US economic intervention is the only answer.
Kuo receives Chicano Studies plan
Chicano students at the University have been voting the last few days on a new proposal for a Chicano Studies Academic Program.
The new proposal, according to Patrica Sutton, a member of the student committee that drew up the plan, is a reaction to the fact that the ECMAS (Educational Committee for Mexican American Studies) has not had student representation in their plans for Chicano studies.
The Chicano studies Proposal Committee was created at the first UMAS organization meeting for the fall semester. Ten Chicanos participated in the committee, Sutton said.
As planned, the Chicano Studies Major would include several important components:
|||f|Â§ Students would design their own course of study, subject to the approval of their advisers and the Chicano Studies Council;
Students will normally take at least 15 hours of their major in approved and continuous off-campus living/learning experiences in their junior and/or senior year (provided that the project is completed and
evaluated prior of their commencement semester);
All students would choose a second major in the University of Colorados other programs.
Approximately 30 courses would be offered under the new Chicano studies department, with new additions being made as faculty and other supportive staff are hired.
The controversy over an undergraduate major in Chicano studies has been raging for years. Several proposals have been submitted to various University officials for a Chicano Studies Department, an undergraduate degree in Chicano Studies, and even for more professors to teach Chicano Studies. The response has usually been the same: We havent got the money for these proposals, University administrators and faculty have told us.
In addition, problems have been encountered in the area of what Studies should center on. Will Chicano studies be an examination of culture, heritage and Chicano contributions to America, or will our program be relevant to Chicanos now?
The proposal addresses this
topic, saying since education should open up options in life for the student (rather than prepare one for life), our program concentrates on contemporary and future issues in such areas as communications, economics, etc. ... as they relate to self-determination."
Among the courses to be offered under the new proposal are: Institutional racism; Alternative Political Systems; U.S. Involvement in Latin America; History of Chicano Student Organizations.
The proposal was given the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Alexander Kuo, who has since told UMAS students of several changes which may be made. According to Pat Sutton, Kuo wants to group Chicano Studies under the broad heading of Ethnic Studies, a proposal that would probably dilute the strength of a Chicano Studies department.
The proposal is still subject to revision, Sutton said, and were counting on students to supply the input for the changes.
Grand jury reconvened
This week the Federal Grand Jury is convening in Colorado to attempt to harass and intimidate trabajadores del Moviniiento.
Many feel the Grand Jurys convening to investigate the Boulder bombing incidents in May, is a farce and an excuse to give them the right to kick down the doors of movement workers and annoy Chicanos.
The Grand Jury has subpoenaed movement worker Ray Otero: On Friday September 27,
Raza attorneys Ken Padilla and Fredrico Pena presented five motions in Denvers Federal Court to Chief Justice Arraj in an attempt to stop the Grand Jury and expose their racist attitude.
The first motion presented by Padilla and Pena was to have a court reporter present while Otero was questioned. This motion was granted.
The second motion to have attorney Ken Padilla present during questioning was denied.
The third and fourth motions were to have the subpoena for Otero quashed on grounds there was not enough evidence to have him subpoenaed and to see the grand jury records. In response to these motions Arraj said that Padilla and Pena were too premature in attacking the grand
The fifth motion was to have the U.S. attorney disclose any and all information regarding wiretapping, electronic surveillance and
use of informants. The U.S. attorney stated that there has been no surveillance. The U.S. attorney stated Otero is not a suspect at this time. This suggests the grand jury is being used to harass and intimidate. If Otero is not a suspect, why then has he been subpoenaed?
Otero must appear in Denver Federal Court before the Grand Jury Monday October 7, at 8:30 am. Everyone, especially Raza, is urged to show up in support of Grand Jury.
Gene Escalera, Jose Franco, Lloyd Garcia, Felipe Roybal, and Patricia Sutton are the newly elected UMAS Board of Directors at large. They were elected during two days of polling on Thursday and Friday of last week.
All but Mrs. Sutton have served on the board before. Ray Montez was the only unsuccessful candidate for the positions, but he was only defeated by one vote.
El Diario de la Gente, Octubre 3,1974
16 de Septiembre
Dia de Protesta
As individuals, students, Chicanos, and a minority we must come to realize that the printed media has a great creation-destruction effect. The printed word has power. Any and all types of media including the printed media has the potential to manipulate, create, destroy, use, abuse any information as news. All and any forms of media, such as newspapers, magazines, books, as well as electronical and technical; have an indirect and direct impact on the behavior of people.
This direct and indirect effect is and can be applicable to Chicanos. As a matter of fact the Chicanos have become subjects of misrepresentation, extreme bias, and unadulterated news reporting, particularly in newspapers not to mention history books. '
In general most information concerning facts, situations, events, and persons of the Chicano people are falsified, fabricated, degenerated, and basically misreported. True, it is humanly impossible to report any news item in full account or totality, but prejudice and misjudg ment and lies should not come to be accepted as truth. From my knowledge and experience most articles concerning Chicanos is based on inadequate data, external viewpoint, premeditation, and usually far from actuality. If this discredited and discriminative type of media reporting is allowed to continue, particularly in newspapers, it may result in eventual genocide of the Chicano people.
Most reporters work from a particular frame of reference and experience, as well as knowledge; however, the question of competence and ability to provide representative clear cut information of a news event cannot be dismissed.
An example of incompetence and inability to report a chicano event may be found in the September 17, 1974 issue of the Rocky Mountain News regarding the September 16 day of protest by the Chicano movement. The article which probably didnt involve or include any real or thorough investigation of the event; was i characterized by poor insight, partial unrelated facts, minimum selective interviewing, and not mention inadequate coverage^
One paragraph read "School children barely old enough to know what their words meant cried, "revolution arid "liberation. Still another section continued like this, "I am a revolutionary woman said 13 year old Mary Tafoya as she readjusted the toy rjfle slung from her shoulders. Asked what she meant she said, "I dont know but it helps the movement. This to me indicates an intentional misrepresentation on the part of the reporter.
By journalistic standards this article scarcely represented completeness, accuracy, scope, and nature of persons, places, and situations. This is only a part of the story, there are many articles that are comparable and many more newspapers that allow this type of reporting to be printed and made available to the general public.
Such discriminative, degenerative^misrepresentative, incomplete journalism of Chicanos truly contribute to the deterioration and elimination of a minority of people who are continually and seriously striving and struggling for freedom liberation, and equality. The printed media is only a minute but effective contributor of the creation-destructioli effect. Only part of the power, only part of the threat. If the realization does not become the source of correction we as individuals, students, Chicanos, and a minority will continue to be engulfed and victimized by the media.
Que Viva La Verdad!
El Diario de la Gente, Octubre 3,1974
Why we publish 'El Diario'
El Diario de la Gente enters its third school year of publication with this issue. Disregarding the time element, since countless other Chicano publications have come before it, and innumberable others will relegate it to the past someday, El Diario itself should not be.
Because the general media does not adequately inform Boulders and outlying areas Chicano community, El Diario was created. Informing Raza on Chicano concerns and other relevant news, generating awareness on certain problems and issues confronting Raza locally, nationally, and internationally, and advocating certain approaches and positions has been the role El Diario has assumed.
It welcomes the chance to inform gente with the belief that with information comes motivation, from which determination, and from which emerges action: action to design, develop, and implement change. Change that means life to live and control ones own destiny, or death fighting the oppression that confronts our reality.
El Diario in many ways is a challenge. Its a challenge to its volunteer staff to produce enough copy by keeping abreast of the latest events and developments and their implications in order to produce enough acceptable copy for each issue, to solicit enough funds to pay for the materials and physical production procedures inherent in such a publication, and to devote enough time to carry out the order of business.
But just as important, its a challenge to you, our reader, also in many ways. Its a challenge for you to pick up El Diario, read it, digest the information, and pass it on to someone else. But theres more.
El Diario can and will only be as informative, meaningful, and accurate as you will allow. We realize our information at times could be improved, but because of our limited resources, many times concessions are made. This will happen only as long as you will allow.
We are struggling together. Let us work together on El Diario as well. We welcome you comments and suggestions.
LULAC Ends Support Of Boycott on Coors
Joe Benites, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, announced at a press conference at the Empire Club yesterday that LULAC will end its support of a boycott on the Coors Brewing Co. of Golden, Colorado.
The boycott began in 1969 because of alleged discriminatory practices by Coors against Mexican-Americans. Benites stated that a complete investigative study had been made of the Coors plants and that there was a marked change in the tactics and practices of Coors which led the' LULAC National Supreme Council to call an end
to the boycott.
Also announced was the possibility of LULAC obtaining a Coors distributorship with the Coors Co. being very receptive to the idea. Plans are still tentative but it was noted that the plant may be built in Dallas with 100 per cent Mexican-American management and operation.
Benites emphasized that LULAC is in the process of moving into the organizing of Puerto Rico citizens as LULAC members. The possibility of LULAC-.becoming an international organization is. evident with estimates for membership to reach the two million mark by 1976, he said.
This news article appeared in the El Paso Herald Post on August 30, 1974. It gives the impression the Coors Boycott has ended. This is not the case, boycott all Coors products. See related story this page.
LULAC ends support of Coors boycott
More movement thoughts
new song heard the other day sung to tune of de colores: de cabrones,
de cabrones se viste la causa en tiempos chingones; de cabrones,
de cabrones es el movimiento cuando es movida, de cabrones,
de cabrones es el patronismo que vemos lucir, y por eso las malas movidas de puros cabrones me ahuitan a-mi... (se repite)
Anaya says thanks to Chicano students
The League of United Latin American Citizens may have withdrawn its support of the National Boycott of Coors product?, but the boycott is still on, Paul Gonzales, national boycott chairman for the American G.I. Forum told El Diario this week.
LULAC, in its usual conservative, compromising and opportunistic way, has seen fit to call off the Coors boycott in returnfor a distributorship in the Dallas area. The announcement was made by LULAC President Joe Benites in El Paso at an August meeting of the National Supreme Council.
Gonzales said the LULAC support of the Coors Boycott will not be missed because they have not been instrumental in any way, shape or form in the implementation of the boycott.
He also said G.I. Forum National Chairman Antonio G. Morales has announced he is in the process of filing class action suits against the Coors Brewery
based on information which has come out of the boycott.
The UMAS student organization has actively supported the Coors Boycott since it began in 1969. The major reason for the support stems from Joseph Coors' opposition to funding of the Education Opportunity Programs for minorities when he was a member of the University Board of Regents.
Coors has also undermined other Raza efforts by its union-busting tactics both at the Golden, Colorado Plant as well as in California. Last summer, Coors' refrigerated trucks were hauling beer to California and bringing scab grapes being boycotted by Cesar Chavez United Farm Workers of America back to Colorado.
Coors has been tied up in litigation over the under-hiring and firing of minority employees for several years and their racism is well documented.
Boycott Coors! Y que viva la Raza!
One does not suppose that' Chicano activists are anything but gods if Antonio Bonsell's word is held as valid. He states in a carta en El Diario, 25 de Julio, pagina 9, that, Chicano activists who are struggling for the liberation of their people will decide the direction of the movement, not any gauchupin opportunist," and he wants the summer students to recognize "those Chicano professional vendidos who will and have sold out their people for jobs, money, and power."' He says, I strongly encourage the Chicano students to look at their teachers and the staff and if they do fit the (his) above descriptions, get them out of their positions in UMAS-EOP and out of the Chicano Movement!
If we are to understand that the movimiento exists to end "oppression, exploitation, and the discrimination against our people in Aztlan," as Bonsell would have us believe, can he (Bonsell) use power, the power of the press to usurp the rights of any Chicano teacher or Chicano staff member?
I submit that such power held above anyone's head presupposes, in support of the all-powerful/omnipotent Chicano activist, the right of judgment that he wrestles from God, himself, for his own end. And that is, namely, a very specific and inhibiting staff/teacher members alike. The trait of sameness, or the valuing by many people of exactly the same thing has always been characteristic of the exact gauchupin opportunist" Bonsell seems to fear.
1 disagree with his viewpoint and espouse the view that the individual Chicano has only to be true to himself to be true to 'his raza. I hear in Antonio's voice a much valued commitment to the people, which is, the literal causa of an activist, while manipulation, through the power of the press, which is synonomous to exploitation and oppression, amounts to exactly the opposite of that cause. Consequently, my goal with this, aspires to clarity for the individual without the pretense of heralding one's own contribution, but merely expressing the thought of a Chicana individualist (sic). Individualism has always been strength in the Chicanos heritage. This strength that has maintained raza pride has also avoided the clutches of that famed gauchupin opportunist: acculturation.
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Joe Contreras Juan Espinosa Patricia Garcia Kathy Kanda Jose Lucero Leonard Maestas David Martinez Evelyn Martinez Jose Medina Paul Mora Gloria Rubio
Guillermo DeHerrera Gene Escalera
United Mexican American Students
Estimados hermanos y hermanas,
I want to thank you again for inviting me to Boulder to speak to your summer students. I enjoyed meeting all of you, and I wish you continued success in UMAS and in the EOP program.
I especially would like to take this opportunity to clarify the misinterpretation that appeared in the article on me in the Colorado Daily. While 1 encourage living out of a positive concept, 1 am not complacent nor blind to the problems facing our people, and I do not advocate turning away from them. On the contrary, that is our task, to make the society just for everyone. In the area of education I pointed out to the reporter that we have constantly spelled out the needs of our students to school boards and to boards of regents. I suggested that the Mexican American Educational Studies just completed by the United States Civil Rights Commission have vividly illustrated and documented what we all know: that American education, has a long way to go if it is to provide an equitable education for our Chicano students.
We all recognize the need for more Chicano professors who will be sensitive to the needs and aspirations of our students; we need more Chicano counselors to help guide our students into the universities and through the first difficult years; we need a com-
mittment from financial aid to overcome the economic crunch that hurts so /many of our students, and we need and demand that our cultural heritage (history, literature, music, and art) be incorporated into and form an intregal part of the university curriculum. These things we know and demand; this is a part of the movimiento ,in education. I tried to point out to the reporter that these are not just our problems, but that they are in fact problems thrust upon us and they are areas of concern which any university must seriously and speedily rectify. Apparently I did not convey my ideas, or as the case may be, sometimes we take our preconceptions to the exchange of our ideas and these conceptions we have of other people jumble up the communication. No harm done, but 1 did feel that in that small area of our conversation I was misinterpreted and it bothered me.
We have faced adversity in our struggle and we have proven that we will not only survive but that our struggle for justice will lend a humanizing effect to the society. It seems to me that this awareness of justice and vitality for life is what characterizes our movement. It is because we love and care that we are not apathetic. I urge you to keep this spirit alive and to keep the struggle for justice alive. 1 wish you well in the future which we are creating.
Atentamente Rudolfo A. Anaya
El Diario de la Gente, Octubre 3,1974
Teran: Derramador de Fronteras
those moments when madness embroiled your poetic vision, gritabas fuertemente un gigantic grito demando libertad, y dentro el grito existia un carinoso amor que sentias por la raza. unos sobreviven, otros gozan mientras chupan del elusivo plistico, otros oprimen al mundo mientras son tanibidn oprimidos por el lugo y consumidos por envidia,
y otros como tu viven compartiendo vitalidad, pan, vino, y humanismo, dejando
huellas carinosas estampadas
en mentealmas que abrazaron en el espaciotiempo del existir.
in that tragic texas valley
when you spoke
with earnest words of change,
Tera'ft, derramador de fronteras, the barriers crumbled in mindsouls
getting a moments respite from fear.
the idea you lived creatively continues churning on and on, each time
your poems enter mindsouls, each time
your corrido enlarges the moment, each time
the need for revolution sparks feelings, each time
a fibre of carnalismo re-awake ns
recollection of you is re-kindled, and re-dedication t o movimiento rears its head again...
Heriberto Teran, las noticias came dribbling in that a bomb had claimed the fragility of lifes blood from you;
an old bato, luis diaz de leon, later cried
in his san francisco home and recounted having known you long before
en el caloroso desmadre de laredo;
sang of you in boulder, denver,
and tigre raged in Ohio,
while lalo felt the sadness
in the wake of your departure,
and we understood
that for a number of years
you had broken frontiers
and cemented brotherhood
with your nimble poets nuances
down by the coliseum, your voice still haunts with the ritmossentimientos of your canto to Falcon; that cavernous place where raza unida became hundida, where tears of love and rage commingled in your eyes and your voice chokingly sang un corrido que llovia penas y duelos that unleashed la llorona y la guerra to cast cards/shells/turbulencia/escalofrios into the complacency of minds preoccupied with politics, your fury sang and cried and called up images of life ...
que fue tu vida? was it all life,
even when hunger assailed and death was knocking its boneyness unto the furrows of your thinking?
cuando mirabas cobardias
enmielando al movimiento, tu furia se estrechaba y dabas manotazos, aun llorando las perdidas
enchufando nuestra raza...
Teran, you broke down human frontiers with the way you expressed life, and in sharing you became un chicano liberado who lived/loved a praxis toward freedom;
you had no grandiose studied ideologies
to offer to humble people,
you did not pretend to be the holder
of truth and wisdom,
you did not elitistly behave
to put down brothers and sisters,
no, eras solamente un bato fronterizo
who could not accept barriers
amongst our people,
and the words of revolution
which expressed the way you lived
were words that integrity had given you ...
you led by example and not by mandate, never seeking glorification, ever asking of la raza to share warmth and brotherhood.
hiciste lo que pudiste, and you became unseekingly un carnal
engraved en mentealmas of all who came to know you.
we loved you then, Teran,
and feel el ahuite
of your death,
con pasibn and awareness
that only our involvement
to change this world
can make up
for your loss...
only liberation, carnal,
our minds and souls...
to live is to be willing to defend the sacredness of our humanity, to bow or cringe is to deny the human-ness of our lives, to fear our pressing need for revolution is to pervert the meaning of our lives, to teach our young
to revere life and freedom is to help them free themselves, and as you strove to live, so must we, for you regarded your right to be Chicano and valientemente died todo humano_____
El Diario de la Gente, Octubre 3,1974
AztUtn te siento en mi corazon te veo por los ojos rnios ahora nomas son sueinos.
Pero A Z TLA N eon cada dia que pasa el dolor en mi corazon crece, just to see you exist in front of me no longer a vision, but a reality.
All of the fables, cities of gold, fountains of youth;
AZTLAN a city of fountains not of youth' but of beauty, of pure water. A city of gold not in ore but of the purity of love, the love of one brown man for another.
AZTLAN a city of bronze people, golden brovyn a shade of skin that everyone in our turmoiled world is trying to acquire, no you cant sun it and if you did I know your heart is not of my bronze love.
A race deprived of socities riches, wealth and fortune. A race scourned, tormented, ridiculed, enslaved and robbed for nearly two centuries.
A conquered race we are told, bat yet hot lost. And better still we know we are not yet defeated. A proud, race never losing faith neOer losing color. AZTLAN te espero!!!!
EN MEMORIA DE Ml CARNAL HERIBERTO TERAN
May the 29th of seventy four wasThe date that dynamite explosives was to be his fate,
On Wednesday at the hour of eleven twenty P.M. the newspapers say his life came to an end.
He had left Denver en route to Boulder but his journey turned out so much colder,
Who was to know he would breathe his last but lifes destiny, who bade that senseless blast,
To those who knew him he was a Macho among men who dedicated his life to the Carnal in the Pen,
He worked with the Pintos, the jailed, the freed And taught them the concept that were the New Breed,
His memory and spirit will forever live on for La Raza that he loved, although he is gone,
Chicanos everywhere and throughout the country of Aztlan Are mourning the death of our Carnal, Heriberto Teran.
El Jimmy L Gonzales No. 10885 Wyoming State Penitentiary
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Court dates set for Chicano soldados
Many movement leaders and activists will once again be going to. court over the next few weeks as a result of constant political efforts to repress, harass, and destroy the Chicano movement.
Gary Garrison, Jose Calderon, and Brian Sanchez, three of the movements better known activists, will be going before courts this month.
Gary Garrison will be coming up for a re-trial date Oct. S, in Ft Morgan, on charges stemming from a so-called bombing attempt of Bones Paint Store.
Garrison's original trial of Sept 16th., was declared a miss-trial because of the pre-trial publicity handed out by the Denver news media.
Garrison is charged with attempted murder, first degree arson, second degree assault, and criminal mischief. He is being framed for the alleged crime of Jan. 13, in which three sticks of dynamite were supposedly thrown through the window of Bones Paint Store. The bomb did not explode because, just as in all the other similar supposed bombing attempts the "police arrived just in time to disarm what they called sophisticated devices.
Garrison was arrested Jan. 16, only a few hours after a press conference announcing a $10 million suit against the Rocky Mountain News was held by the Crusade for Justice, (where Garrison is a teacher and former manager of Colonia Luis Junior Martihez terraces, an apartment building next to the Crusade).
The suit attacked a Jan. id news article that referred to
Kiko Martinez as a fanatics and a save the world zealot It also claimed he was armed and dangerous.
Garrison's bond was set at $100,000. He was released two days later on a personal recognizance bond. On Jan. 24, he was summoned to appear before a Denver Grand Jury. When he appeared he was rearrested with bond set at $50,000.
While in jail, the D.A. bargained with Garrison ottering him a deal. If he would plead guilty to the criminal mischief charge, all the other charges would be dropped and he would be assured probation. Knowing that the D.A. had no basis for his case, Garrison refused the offer.
Jose Calderon was arrested last August, when Chicanos prevented US Rep. Henry B. Gonzales (D-Texas) from giving a speech at CU in Boulder.
Three others, Jess Vigil, Chuck Koehler, and Frank Luevano were arrested and charged along with Calderon with disruption of a lawful assembly and interference with an educational institution. Calderon is the last to be tried on these charges. (Charges were dropped against Vigil while Koehler and Luevano were found guilty.)
Calderon's original trial on June 20, was postponed when Calderon's attorney, Ken Padilla, motioned that because of the two recent explosions which killed five of six movement activists, there exists a near mass hysteria regarding Chicanos who are associated with the UMAS organization of CU or otherwise associated with
any Chicano group or organization that seeks to secure the civil rights and or economic or political power for Chicanos."
The motion went on-to state, The recent events in Boulder have caused many Chicanos who are CU students to leave the country and there are others who are on regular summer vacations, making them unavailable to testify. Judge Dana postponed the trial until 9xa.m. October 30, in Boulder.
Brian Sanchez will go to court in Ft Collins, Oct. 31, to determine the legality of evidence against him. He is charged with assaulting a CSU campus police officer and resisting arrest last February.
Brian was to perform in a teatro then on the CSU campus. Seeking directions to the student center's east ballroom, Brian entered the center's kitchen. While in the kitchen he picked up what he thought were empty boxes to carry some props in.
An employee in the kitchen told Brian to stop stealing the paper cups, which apparently were in the boxes. Brian replied that he wasn't trying to steal anything and left the boxes behind. While preparing for the teatro performance, a pig approached Sanchez and told him to go to the kitchen to talk. Sanchez refused, but told the officer they could talk right there and subsequently offered him a chair, which the pig then threw at Brian.
A scuffle took place when the officer tried to force Brian into the kitchen. Unsuccessful, the officer called for additional help. Other pigs arrived, taking Brian into the kitchen and locking the door. Refusing to be handcuffed, for fear he would not be able to defend himself, Brian struggled with officers until his wife entered the kitchen through another door. Upon her arrival, the confrontation stopped.
CSU campus police supposedly have pictures of the officers with black eyes and bruises. However, there is conflicting reports as to the exact dates of the pictures.
In other cases, 14 UNC UMAS students will be going to Weld County Court in Greeley for their
part in taking over a campus building. Their trials will be held Oct. 22-26.
Randy Esquibel and Judy Sandoval will go oil trial Jan. 16 in Boulder for allegedly^painting movement slogans on university walls.
A general farm worker strike has swept California with an estimated 5000 workers now participating. According to Jerry Ryan of the Denver United Farm Workers of America, the strike is affecting a wide range of crops from grapes to mushrooms, strawberries to lettuce.
In all areas involved, Ryan said, strikes have been almost 90 per cent effectivb.
But police violence is also high this year. Union members are again being beat up and one 17-year-old farm worker was killed by the police last week, Ryan said. He pointed out that the death was termed unrelated to the strikes, but that many union members have been beaten in towns after picketing.
Ryan said he feels police attacks on the UFWA strikers are as frequent and violent as last years but have received less media coverage because theres no priests and nuns being beaten up this year.
UFWA funds are low and union members are soliciting money from local AFL-CIO chapters and individual workers, Ryan said. It's really interesting because the money is coming out of the workers pockets.
Another difference between this year and the past is that many Teamster farm workers have joined the strikers. Ryan said, for example, 220 Teamsters walked out of a Gallo field Sept. 13.
One of those workers showed the union his check stub which was only $1.10 for 27 hours of work. The worker told the UFWA he had originally been paid $75, but after Teamster dues, housing and labor contractor fees were taken out, he had $1.10 left.
Ryan explained that last summer, 90 per cent of Gallos work force walked out in sympathy with the UFWA. They were immediately replaced with Teamsters. But when the Teamsters
Also in Boulder, John and Danny Salazar, charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, stemming from an August party, at 817 Pearl St., in which 24 policemen harassed the occupants, will appear at a pretrial hearing Dec. 19.
came back this year, they found that their union had little to offer.
Ryan pointed out that under* Teamster contracts, workers have no seniority rights for the first 30 days of employment and can be fired without reason with no chance to appeal.
So far only one contract has been won through the strikes a strawberry contract in Ventura, Calif. The boycotts of Gallo, grapes and lettuce remain imperative for UFWA victories in the fields, Ryan said.
Though the lettuce boycott has been continuously in effect longer than the grape and Gallo boycotts, he said, the lettuce growers are still waiting for the outcome in the grape and wine strikes.
Gallo is the big one, and Ryan said he feels there are indications that boycotts have hurt the company. In the past, Gallo sales have risen 10 per cent annually. But this year, they are down 15 per cent, which actually means about a 30 per cent overall decline, Ryan said.
He also said that Gallo has 12 new wines ready for marketing that will not bear the Gallo name anywhere on the bottle. However, the labels will state the wines were bottled in Modesto, Calif, and should be boycotted, he said.
Two of those wines are Madria Madria Sangria and Joe Stuben. Gallo has also launched a, $13 million advertising campaign for these wines that implies the wines are foreign rather than domestic, Ryan said, citing the irony of the Joe Stuben bottle which is modeled after Holland wines.
Children in China are being prepared to take Russian prisoners. They are being taught to say Hands up in Russian. China now regards the Soviet Union as enemy No. 1, and the United States as a paper tiger.
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El Diario de la Gente, Octubre 3,1974
Adams County Coroner and Mortician Jack St. Germain says he doesnt remember ever abusing a living soul," including the foursome who removed a body from his Brighton mortuary on April 18.
St. Germain told El Diario he is the one being abused and blames the news media and the Mexican consulate for blowing the whole thing out of proportion.
St. Germain was referring to an episode that occurred on the evening of April 18. According to an April 26 Rocky Mountain News article, Robert Perez of Commerce City, his wife, his sister and a chancellor from the Mexican consulate in Denver were advised in the course of a heated dispute that they would have only 30 minutes to remove the body of Perez cousin from St. Germain's Mortuary.
Unassisted, they removed the body using a litter borrowed from the Brighton Community Hospital, while two of St. Germain's assistants reportedly stood looking on laughing."
picked-up body Its true, they picked-up the body, put it in their station wagon and drove off, said St. Germain. He denies allowing the Perez family only 30 minuted to remove the body. He said he tried to per-
Never abused a living soul
suade the Perez family to do things his way.
This isn't the way its done in the United States, he told them. However, they insisted on taking the body and refused to wait on the matter.
Perez's cousin, a Mexican citizen who was working in the Brighton area, was the victim of a car accident. The body was taken to St. Germains mortuary, while' the family made arrangement through the Mexican consulate in Denver.
Asked what the dispute was over, St. Germain said Miss Rocio Marin, chancellor at the consulate, gave him three options release the body to Trevinos Mortuary and except a standard $75 fee for embalming; keep the body and ship it to Mexico at Trevino's quoted price of $500, or be prepared to answer a summons to court.
cant do it
St. Germain said he couldn't agree with the first option because someone at Trevinos had said they didn't want anything to do with the body after he had explained the situation.
Concerning the second option, St. Germain said he had offered to ship the body to Mexico for $725, but couldn't do it at Trevinos $500 price.
I just couldnt xdo it. Its the
Veterans still waiting
Many are profiting from the corruption of the American system, all the way from ex-President Nixon to the people who dont have their wh&t-ever-it-takes to have pride in the ground upon which they walk, live and farm. These profilers do not include the Vietnam-era veteran, however.
Last summer, H.R. 12628, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974_j was introduced into the U.S. Congress containing the following provisions:
$ 1000 low interest program
Extension from 8 years to 10 years for eligibility for G.I. assistance ( This is now law)
Monthly increase of 23% percent in VA checks
Monthly entitlement ex-ten tion provision
Provision for partial tuition assistance allowance up to$720 a year.
In the days that followed, the passing of the bill was placed into the competent hands of Senators and Congressman as veterans eagerly waited. But President Ford hinted at a VFW convention he would veto the bill should it make it to his desk.
Since that time the country and the President have been in weary anticipation as inflation has soared to all-time highs.
The Veterans bill has recently come out of committee where it underwent some major surgery:
The house of representatives eliminated the 9 month entitlement extension.
The low interest loan program is also gone.
The proposed increase in monthly payments have been-reduced from 23 percent to 18 percent ip some cases.
The 8 to 10 year extention for use of VA benefits is still law.
Provisions for partial tuition assistance was eliminated by the House-Senate Formal Conference Committee.
So now, the young men who risked their lives and in numerous cases lost limbs, have been wisked under the rug of America's shame for Vietnam. President Ford, in much the manner in which he offered conditional amnesty to the deserters and the draft-dodgers, is offering only conditional benefits for those who served.
Incidently, according to the latest release of names of armed forces deserters contain no Chicano or Spanish-surnamed persons.
worst breach of ethics you could have, St. Germain said. He compared the'mortuary business with the watermelon business saying, If I sell watermelons at 50 cents a piece and you come along wanting to buy one at 30 cents, 1 couldn't do it just because I feel sorry for you.
After an investigation into the incident, the Colorado Board of Mortuary Sciences placed St. Germain on probation for one year.
He is appealing that decision.
Bunch of Savages Brighton Chicanos are not satisfied with the boards decision and sv Sr. Germain's license should have been revoked. As a result, Chicanos have organized demonstrations an
They march like a bunch of savages," St. Germain said. He
feels the only way to accomplish things is to negotiate. He added that the Mexican people were afraid to do business with him because of the militant element.
Mrs. St. Germain summed it up by saying, On our day of independence, the Fourth Of July, I never heard of Anglos going out to other peoples homes to march and shout obscenities."
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Reply to Prka
Dear Mr. Prka:
I am writing this humble letter in regards and in answer to your most educated one on your views of the Memorial March Honoring our dead Chicanos on Independence Day.
These idiots, as you prefer to call us, came to the city and asked for permission. We don't really have to do this in a state that really belongs to us. But we did, because these idiots have culture and manners and show respect which is more than we am say for you, Mr. Prka. You have no respect for your fellow beings, your family, Tu Madre. or yourself, much less for the dead.
You really sound like a real little mean ass-kicker and you sure have the audacity of blabbering your big fat mouth and talking big in a country that doesn't really belong to you; "...they can all pack their bags and get their asses back to Mexico, you say. Boy! How ignorant and dumb am you really get? You have probably heard, oF-somebody read to you about Columbus discovering America; the Pilgrims crossing the big ocean and getting here in boats; about finding Indians, natives, and Mexicans; about Independence Day, where it was really gringo against gringo fighting each other for a land that
Cbeech and Chong -will be performing Oct. 27 in the C.U. Field House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Forum ticket window in the U.M.C. They are $5 each,,and only two per student ID.
The West Ridge Child Care Center 'will' have its ground breaking ceremony on Sat. Oct. 5 atlOa.m., W.
13th Ave. and King St
The Crusade will be having a fund raising dance Oct. 19, for the senior class of Tlateloco.
A Halloween masquerade dance will be held at the Crusade with prizes going to the most original, weird and spookiest costumes. Music will be provided by the brown sound'of San-
dia. All proceeds will go to Escuela Tlateloco.
Fishermen meetings are held every Wed. 8 p.m. at the Crusade for Justice
never really belonged to them (like dog against dog fighting over a bone); about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. So who really belongs where?
If we must get back to Mexico then we dont really need our bags cause we will only need to walk a couple of blocks in any direction in any state whether it be in Arizona Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, or Colorado! to be in Mexico. You see. Sir. we are in Mexico (Aztlan) and so are you. So I guess the one laiving should be you, and you do have a long way to walk or swim from wherever part of the world you came from, and 1 doubt very much that you know.who you really are; what you are; where you are going; or wherfe you really came from; which proves only one thing; You Mr. Prka, have no culture at all!
If you don't really know anything, 1 suggest you go to a real Chicano Cultural School and get educated and stop going around with a "Pcndcjo" sign on your forehead and back showing everybody just how smart you are.
It seems to me that the only sane and perfect person around here is you. So Mr. Prka,, next time I go to church I will light You a candle and say a prayer to You.
and are open to ail Raza Community. Lunchqg held every Wed. from 11:30-12:30. Large groups must reserve a section. For more information call 222-0825.
La Secunda, a Vista Project, needs useable clothes, furniture and other articles. Donations can be brought to, Visfajs helping hand, 3640 Morrison Rd. from 9:30-4 p.m/ Monday thru Friday. For more information contact Mary Muniz 935-1250.
Los Apostles de Justicia are sponsoring a~fund-raising Dance Saturday, October 12th from 8 pm to 1 am at St. Peters Church at 915 12 th Street in Greeley. Admission is $2 a person. Andres Garcia and his band will provide the music. In addition, they will be giving away a 30:06 rifle with scope. For more information contact El Diario at 492-8836 or inquire at UMC 186.
A Mindless Mexican, But with all the culture,
P.S. Really Mr. Prka, you are only showing everybody what an ignorant and stupid gringo you really are!
Estimada Raza^^^ am enclosing a clipping from the Friday, August 30th, 1974, issue of the El Paso Herald Post dealing with the alleged ending of the coors boycott... we in el paso do not really believe that it has ended. If the enclosed article is false and merely another ruse by LULAC to poverty pimp and distort the movimiento, please inform us send any news, data, etc., to MECHA/UNIV OF TEX, El Paso, and to CHIBAS ...
Son raza a todo dar, ustedes en Colorado, y les agradezco muchisimo la bien llegada que me mostraron les tengo mucho aprecio y les destiendo un saludo Chicano con mucho sentimiento y bastantes ajuas.., v am enclosing a poem to Teran .
. if you wish to publish it or mimeograph it, please do so for Teran fue un carnal quien tuve el privilegio de conocer, y su asesinato, igual como el asesinato de los demas y. las heridas casi fatales del carnal Alcantar... esta visto que tenemos que ien-frentarnos en batalla y apoyo comun contra esta horrorosa sociedad we are one people with a common. goal: L1BERACION!!* let us expose the gusanos who have opportunistically striven to destroy the morality of the movement ... let us battle esos cabrones and get them out of the way that we might then be able to hit at their masters, those pinche gavas who have vampire-like gorged on our very blood.
con solidaridad y hacia la liberacion popular, su carnal Ricardo Sanchez
Westside Action Center held an open house for the public to view emergency housing situation in
Denver area, Thursday, Sept. 26.
Betty Koehler who coordinates the emergency housing unit has been involved in tennants rights for the past three years. The facility is one of a few in Denver that assists families with no money for food or rent.
Located at 1100 Santa Fe, the unit has seven rooms and a small play-ground. Cooking facilities are limited to hot plates and electric skillets.
Terry Haynes a tennant in the unit arrived from California, divorced; with no money; and six children. She was referred there by the Denver Housing Administration and feels she has benefited frqm the experience..
Armando Ayala arrived in Denver, from Texas with his wife and five children. Knowing very little Englishhe had a problem employment. He was also a victim of a burglary where in his first apartment everything was stolen. He is now attending English classes and is being aided by welfare. These are the problems that people are faced with everyday, Betty said. Still many more families must be turned down; with only seven rooms its impossible to meet the ever-increasing need for housing.
Needed are linens, hot plates, refrigerators and toys. Anyone can assist by donating such items to the Westside Action Center 1100 Santa Fe.
Residential electric bills will be increasing about $1.29 while gas bills will be going up by about .67 per month as a result of the Public Utilities Commission's apprd.vaT of a gas and electric rate increases. The increases, totaling $29.7 million, are expected to take effect Oct. 24.
Repeal of the year-round daylight savings time has just passed the Senate and is on the way to the White House for signature. If signed, standard time will resume from Oct/27 to !Feb. 23/
Supermarket shoppers can expect food prices to rise another 8 to 10 percent by the end of this year. This hike in addition to the 12 percent food price hike already registered this year, results from a grain shortage because of spring rains and a summer drought.
Denver police will be receiving 11.4 percent more pay on approval by the Denver City Council.
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