VOL. I NO. 1 *'r ;' .. f _____MAY, 1964
W.S.I.A. ACCEPTS CITY INSPECTION
West Side Improvement Committee meets with the Mayor to explain neighborhood Clean-up plans. Mayor Currigan promised city support of citizen efforts. Left to right, Mrs. Reuben Gomez, John Archuleta, Harry Johns, Mrs. Drew Hewlings, and the Mayor.
West Side Boy Represented In Boys' Club In Washington, D. C.
Glen Close, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Close, of 533 Kdlamath Street, was nominated by Boys' Clubs of Denver and chosen by the Committee in Washington, D- C. to represent Colorado Ot the National Conference oh Smoking and Youth April 30, to May 2. Glen's report oh this conference will be carried in the June issue of. the Recorder.
The Boys' Clubs of Denver named Ronnie Moynes as BOY OF THE MONTH for April. Ronnie received a $5.00 Savings Account from the First National Bank of Denver and appeared on Channel 4, to discuss the Boys' Qub.
The Boys' Club office hours are 9^5:30. Club' hours for members are 3-5:30, 6:45-9:00, Saturday 10:00-3:30.
Mrs. Maxie New Director At Aurario
Mrs. Barbara J- Maxie was appointed as Executive Director of Auraria Community Center at a meeting of the Board of Directors on April 20. Mrs. Maxie has been a member of Auraria staff since 1960, Ond during the past year has been Program Director of the Center. The agency, located at 1173 Mariposa Street, is a member of the Mile High United Fund, and offers a variety of programs for all ages.
Mrs. Maxie has previously served as Director of the YWCA branch, and received a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 1960. The Center had been without a full time Director since the death of Mjtsq Barbara. Van Etten in September. 1963s
1879 HOUSE STILL USED AS RESIDENCE
: the- oldest
house still in f uÂ£b" ds % residence we learned that the home at 525 West 7th Avenue was built in 1879:80.
Charles W. Cowell, a stone mason by trade built the house himself. At that time this residence was considered way out in the. country.
Don Cowell, the late and well known realtor, was born there in 1883, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cowell.
F. Wesley Cowell, an attorney and realtor carrying on the faipily business under the name of C. W. Cowell and Sons, was also bom here, the son of Don Cowell.
The house was built to last and has been kept in excellent condition and is one of the more attractive older houses on the West Side.
This may not be the oldest house with continuous residence- The Recorder is interested in bringing neighborhood history to our readers. We would like to know the person or family who has had the longest continuous residence in the same house.
G. I. FORUM QUEEN CONTEST
A Queen Contest for, high school girls will be sponsored by the.vM[ile. High Chapter gf the Aihericdn G,; h-'Foruih on Saturday, June 6.,... At least ten
es to be given by the Chapter, ingltiding a cpJlecje scholarship, g trophy, and other gifts.; The Queen Contest will take place- at the Denver Labor Center, 360 Acoma Street, from 7:00 .to 9:00 p. m., with a dance following until 1:00 a. nix The contest and dance are open to the public with tickets priced at $3.00 a couple. Tickets are available from Art Valdez, 1219 Kalamath Street, Chairman of the senior group.
Contestants for the Queen title will be judged on talent, beauty, poise and personality, and scholastic records. The girls are being coached by professional models; hair styling will be provided by Mr. Ricardo.
The June 6 event is the first such contest to be sponsored .by the Mile High Chapter, as a part of the ^organization's program of recognizing and encouraging achievement by ypung people in the Denver community Mrs Sarah Barela is Chairman of the Auxiliary, which is making arrangements for the program. )
FAIRMONT SCHOOL CHILDREN CONTRIBUTE TO CLEAN-UP
Saturday, May 9, was the beginning of a Clean Up Campaign for students at Fairmont School under their ''Light a Candle Qub." A check list was sent home with each child, including an indication if assistance was needed to pick up trash.
Iren Duran and Rebecca Vigil head the club. : With tHeir sponsor, Mr. Richard Hatcher,
teacher, assisted by Mr. Kirkpatrick, teacher, the children did a bang up job. Using a truck and plenty of muscle, trash was loaded from as many yards as they could take care of in one day and hauled to the city dump.
Members of "Tight a Candle Qub" are enthusiastic dqenidn tHeir contribution to the community cte^an up. ...... .
At a meeting of the West Side Improvement Association on April 16th, residents of the area voted to request the Housing Section of thefDenver Department of Health and
Hospitals to inspect the outside of premises. Approximately 140 people attended the meeting at the Wesley Methodist Church, 465 Galapago'.,
The meeting w;as conducted by Julian Kreoger, 535 Gala-pago. Chairman of District 11. Representatives from city agencies included.- Councilman' L. Paul Weadick; John Stone, from the Building Department, John Burnett and Douglas Weigel from the Housing Section cf the Department of Health and Hospitals, Harold Patton from Sanitary Services-
John Burnett described the program of outside inspection saying that it would provide these advantages: the appearance of the area would be improved, health and safety would be improved, property values would be raised and people would be making a decision which would have an affect on what happens in the area.
Harold Patton urged people in the inspection area to be patient about removal of trash which will be accumulated in the cleanup campaign. His staff will be unable to haul every-' thing away from the inspection area immediately but the^ will do so as rapidly as they can. He requested people not fai.use:55L-gdtk>n drinhs asihese-cohtoiners are too large to be handled by the work crews.
In questions from the audience, one person asked about certain hazardous conditions and how could one get these brought to the attention of the department and was advised of the correct place to make complaints People who complain must give their name and address but their identity will NOT be given to the people against whose property the complaint is made, according to Mr. Stone of the Building Department.
Another question related to how the city did not seem to enforce the ordinances requiring incinerators- The answer was that enforcement became bogged down because of the lack of staff in the Building
Departmeht .to do the 'job; however, incinerators are among the items to be covered in the outside inspection.
Inspection began May 11 in an area bounded on the north by West 8th Avenue, on the east by Acoma, on the south by West 1st Avenue and on the west by Santa Fe Drive. The inspection will be limited to the- outside of houses and other outside buildings and yards.
Information from the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals, Environmental Health Service, Housing1 Section regarding NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
As a result of inspections in your neighborhood, you may be asked to perform any of the following fix-up chores:
Qean your yard of rubbish and trash
Store building materials in an acceptable manner
Remove abandoned vehicles
Remove animctls creating unsanitary conditions
Provide fly-tight and rodents' proof trash and garbage containers
Si JYovide eferiive door and window screens
- Repair exterior walis;~ foundations, roofs, porches, etc., if needed
If needed, repair or provide rain gutters and downspouts
Repair or demolish outbuildings
Repair or remove delapidat-ed fences
Make exterior electrical repairs
Repair outside stairs and sidewalks, if unsafe
Provide protective paint where needed
Provide an acceptable incinerator
Cut and remove weeds
Please note that this list is not all inclusive. Other conditions may exist which would be called to your attention.
FAIRMONT STUDENT TAKES PART IN CAMPAIGN
Robert Imuran, 233 Cherokee, beside the truck, with sorz3 ofir the trash the Fairmont students gathered in the decoujv campaign.
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Sponsored by West Side Improvement Association
Office: 768 Santa Fe Drive Editor: Mary E. Larkin Staff: Rose Gomez, iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard
Services were held recently at the First Bethany Lutneran Church/ 5th and Bannock, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Dean Peterson/ missionaries to Nigeria West Atnca. Both. are longtime members of the church, and will be returning to their mission in Africa, May 23rd/ for their second term.
The Petersons were honored with a farewell dinner served in the church parlors immediately following services.
Mr. Peterson spoke at the service and Mrs. Peterson showed colored slides on their mission work after the dinner.
A purse was presented the Petersons from the parishioners and societies of the church.
Margot Serumgard7 s dream of forty years will become a reality on June 2, when she' leaves for her childhood home in Switzerland.
Margot is flying by jet to visit her two sisters in Basle and Zurzach. Mrs. Serumgard expects to see many changes in her native town and will visit several other cities before she returns to 1247 Lipan street, where she has made her home for over forty years.
Mr. and Mrs. James Rasmussen of Harrisburg, Nebraska, will be home the. weekend of May 9th. Mrs. Rasmussen is the former Donna Lager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf La-i-;geri 361 Galapago. She is now f teaching in Harrisburg. They will motor to Greeley to look for an apartment. Mrs. Ras-. mussen will teach in Greeley1 next fall .
ST. JOSEPH'S HIGH SCHOOL BUILDS NEW ADDITION
Ground was broken this week for an addition to St. Joseph High School/ with completion set for October.
The entire structure will be built on "stilt" columns to provide parking space beneath. Stone slab, one of the more modem building materials, will be used for outside facing with tile used on the inside walls.
A special feature of the building is that it will be window-less, employing the latest design for interior lighting of classrooms.
The ..new building ties| into, the existing school/, built t in 1907/ at '1 second^; story .levbl. One entire side ? of the new wing is devoted v to laboratofy facilities for biology,* chemistry and physics, with a special section for plant and animal study and a dark room for photographic processing. The other side of the corridor with ifS recessed lockers will be one large assembly room able to accommodate over a hundred students. ; Through the use of dividers/ this room can be converted into two classrooms.
Notable features are two counseling rooms, essential to;
the general development of students. A faculty lounge nurses room, rest rooms and storage take up the remaining space.
Total cost is $170,000 Through the generosity and urging of Archbishop Urban J. Vehr, the cost has been prorated among 27 pastors who send their, students to St. Joseph's. The parish has been apportioned at a cost estimate of $35/000/
Architect Robert Linstedt of Denver designed the artistic and functioned building? Gruber /and Sons are the contractors.
According to the Pastor .of: Sf. : Joseph's, Father^ Bernard Mulligan, the building adds a new look to the neighborhood/
their belief in the area has given rise to such a monument of faith, education, progress and the, future of the West Side. When completed, Father Mulligan extends an invitation to everyone interested in seeing one of the most modernistic and beautiful additions to this part of the city.
Cadette Troop No. 726 entertained a group of fifteen preschool children as a part of their social reliability challenge. The children were taught some nevy games and were served refreshments.
Day camp fpr Pioneer District will be held at Boy Scout Genessee: Camp, July 8^ 9/ 10, 13, 14, and 15. Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior Scouts will, be served. at> this camp. The training dates for those interested in being Unit Leaders was May i2 at 2444 Washington. Boy Scout Genessee May 26th. The director is Mrs. Loretta Rhym and assistant director is Mrs. Marcella Ochs.
.. Junior Troop No. 458 took; a train excursion, along with other troops from Little tori, Z. to Colorado Springs, May 2nd. The girls visited' the zoo and had a picnic lunch at noon.
a tribute to the people'thcfPbT]10 HHg| group is . , .. Â§S Mrs. Loretta Rhym.
A "get-acquainted" cook out was held for the sixth grade scouts of Dora Moore Neighborhood. Troop No. 726 acted as hostesses for the group. They helped Juniors cross the bridge into Cadette Girl Scouting. The cookout was held at Washington Park May 9th.
There are 204 Girl Scouts in Dora Moore neighborhood.
Jessie May and Eugene Lin-denthaler are the proud parents of a baby girl bom May 1, 1964/ at the Denver General. She weighed in at six pounds nine ounces and .has been named Dawnette Lee.
Pvt. Victor Vigil, son of Mrs. Margaret Vigil of 435 Galapago was home on a recent weekend. He is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Victor is a graduate of West High.
Mrs. M. J. Pitt and a friend left Thursday on a tour of many points of interest including Washington, D. C.i Chicago,'Baltimore, New York and the World's Fair.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Dwyer 25 So. Kalamath, have had some out Of town visitors. Mr. Dwyer's sister, Mrs. Hazel Ar-neson and her children from Bronson, Iowa, have-. been their guests.
Miss Joann Goche left- Wednesday to return to her.vhome in Perry, Iowa, after visiting her aunt, Mr and Mrs. Leo Kramer for a, month.
Architect's drawing of the new addition at St. Joseph's High School.
, View looks northwest from Fox Street. Photo courtesy Denver Cathode Register
THE ALCOHOLISM DIVISION AT FORT LOGAN
The establishment of the Alcoholism: Division at Ft. Logan Mental Health- Center in 1961 has already served thousands of problem drinkers in the Denver area..,, This, voluntary and "open, door" program has proved to be of great assistance to individuals who have found that alcoholic beverages are disrupting their life- and the lives of those around them. In, stating that the program is voluntary, and "open door," we mean/thai persons seeking help ert Ft. Logan.due to a drinking problem make arrangements themselves for treatment and continue Os long as they desire. In other words patients are not Held against their will, but may leave when they wish. Of course. to benefit from the program it is advisable to stay the recommended period of timeF '
The program at Ff Logan is dryided into phases 1, TIA, and JIB,: vJ?eÂ£be admitted to phase f- 'i^grtgeme^ts must be made pre^d^Iy gnd the prospective patient must not drink 72 hours prior to., admission. On Monday and Wednesday of each week' new patients are admitted. Phase I is primarily con- '
cemed with furthering the patient's understanding of alcoholism and determining the nature of his or her illness. Alcoholism is an illness and alcoholics need professional help in arresting it.
Phase I lasts, one week and patients live in the Alcoholism Division at Ft. Logan (located a-few .miles, south and a bit west of. Denver) during this time. After phase d patients are asked to continue for another week in phase II-A. If the individual s'in volvedare unable to attend phase II-A they may move directly to phase IIB or drop out of the program. At this point it is well to remember that according to satisfies at Ft Logan the longer a patient stays in treatment the better are his chances for staying sober.
During phase H-A patients, come to Ft. Logan throughout the day and return home for the evening and night. If this! arrangement is impossible or inadvisable there- are quarters available a't the Alcoholism Division halfway house on the Ft. -Logan grounds. The second week, of treatment. centers,
around group therapy Which is designed to assist .the patient in living without the'/use of alcoholic beverages.
The last phase, II-B, continues indefinitely and the patient is asked to utilize this as long as it is helpful to him. This is a continuation of group therapy in small groups that generally meet twice a week. Most of these groups meet at Ft. Logan, but for those near the center of Denver there is a meeting at the YWCA. These groups generally meet in the evenings, but to meet the needs of all patients some meet at other times during the day. These small, informed groups are under the guidance of a counselor and are the backbone of the Alcoholism Division.
In addition to the treatment for alcoholics at Ft. Logan there are .also family groups to educate and assist the families of patients. It is generally .understood that alcoholism; is a family illness and that iftem-bers of an alcoholic's family are also in need of support.
Marriage counseling and groups for children of alcoholics are also provided.
Byers Library Summer Reading
"Join the Mile-Hi Readers" is the theme for the 1964 Denver Public Library Vacation Reading Program. The program is for all boys and girls who will be in grades 1 through 9 in September.
To join the Summer Reading Program, boys and girls must come to the Byers Library, 7th and Santa Fe, (or any Denver Public Library branch) and pick: up a tally. T.o participate in the program, each child must read 8 or. more books during the summer and write the fifties in. the tally.
Summer Reading starts June' 1 ;and ends September 21, 1964. The tallies must be filled^ in and at Byers Branch Library' by September 21. This year boys and girls have an extra week to read their 8 books.
All boys and girls who read. 8 or more books during the-summer will receive a certificate during Children's Book Week in November. The certificates are given out by the Byers librarian. Some of the-schools have very special programs for the boys and girls: who earn their certificate.
The Denver Public Library is 75 years old this year. The* Vacation Reading Program theme is built around the anniversary celebration. On the; tally, a child from the first: year the library was organized is sitting next to a child from. the year 1964.
The Vacation Reading Program is not as old as the ji-0 brary itself. The Reading Pro- gram started 43 years ago iri: 1921. Each year more certificates were,, awarded.,
Boys and girls who come to Byers library this summer will: | have several special treats-Many new. books have been, added to the : library in the last few months. There are/ books on every subject possi-;. ble. Another treat will be special story hour during the* Rummer. These will be announced, later at the Byers. Library.-Children should keep coming to the library so that they Will, know when the programs are-to take place.
Last year over 500 boys and girls received thear certificates through Byers Library. We hope this year even more certificates will be awarded.
West Side Recorder
We hope you are pleased to-see and read the first: copy of the West Side Recorder.
The West Side Improvement Association for some'time has felt that our community needs and wants a community paper..
Our aim is to bring you news of the area, special events, youth and school activity, personal items, some history of the West Side, club news and whatever events or information pertains to the neighborhood. The staff is volunteer, the printing costs sponsored by the-Association.
If you have news of interest to your community please call the Editor's desk,. 244-330L or leave ..the info-rmqtion cf-t the office-,1. 768-Santa. Fe (upstairs). We are indebted-/to /.the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other. -, individuals who will deliver* this paper to your door. Approximately 4500 copies are delivered. This paper will be published once a month.
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School : Youth Activity : Recreation
St. Joseph Grade School
MAN'S HOME IS HIS CASTLE
By Jim Kramer 7th Grade
What can we do to make our castles a compliment to the neighborhood? We can keep our yards and homes in neat and clean condition. Also to add to the. beauty of this section of the city we should mow and water our lawns and remove all hazards, such as old abandoned sheds and garages. We should have ^enough pride to keep our yards and homes looking nice. Possibly if we remember that, our homes, arid yards reflect, what kind of a person we are, we will do all we can to make our side, the West Side of Denver, a tribute to our community.
BULLPUPS By Benny Martinez 7th Grade
This year St. Joseph's ball team is scoring a little below average with one win and three losses. Bob Cordova, our coach, thinks we will do better as the season goes along.
Jim Matson, a left-handed pitcher on our team, is doing exceptionally well; He fanned eighteen in the game against All Souls. We have two games yet to -play. If Jim Matson pitches like he did against All-Souls, we should score two easy wins.
CLEANING UP THE COMMUNITY By Gail Boler 6th Grade
There is a problem we people should try to1 correct. We: ought to prevent people from throwing trash; on the ground. Trash cans should be put on corners. We should urge others to keep the community clean. Let's keep Denver beautiful.
JUNIOR COURSE OF FIRST AID By James Clark 8th Grade
Here at St. Joseph's ^Grade School we hav; a First Aid course taught by Mrs. Edythe Clark. This woman is always active in most school activities, but it seems that every Friday afternoon she' finds time to teach thirty-six eighth grade students. She. is also an assistant to the school nurse.
From this course, I feel all students will benefit greatly. It illustrates the proper knowledge junior first-aiders should have if they were to go to the aid of a sick or dying person. It teaches how to apply bandages, how to put on a sling on a broken arm, how to'take^ care of snake and tick bites, how to apply a tourniquet, and above all, how to perform artificial mouth to mouth resusici-tation. This course will be completed, by the handing in of a notebook and first aid kit, by a final examination, and the receiving of a junior first aid certificate, which gives the bearer the right to perform first aid on any person, at any time, until the aid of a doctor or physician can be obtained.
FIFTH GRADE NEWS
By Patricia Kelley
The Fifth Grade are visiting South America in Geography. So far the trip through the northern countries has been interesting. We found the cli-
mate much warmer than ours. We visited a coffee plantation in Colombia. Our next trip takes us into the northern Andean countries.
May is the month of Mary. The Fifth Grade have a May Altar in their room. We try to honor Mary by being good.
The plants of the Science Unit are ready to take home. Take good care of them in your own garden.
History and science posters were made this week in art. We find them a good review in both subjects.
We found decimals interesting and easier than measurements.
Baker Junior High
A STUDENT SPEAKS
By John Alegria 8th Grade
On April the 22nd, School Community Day, students, parents and teachers got together to have a conference about the student's work at Baker Junior. High School. We are very sad to say that not as many people came in the day as in the night. As a student in Baker Junior High, I feel we should have had a busy day showing parents around and should have had a packed auditorium with as many parents as pupils enrolled in Baker.
We are also ashamed of the ;Â£>oor attendance record J of many pupils at Baker. Too many of the pupils miss too many days of school for poor reasons. These students are cheating themselves. 1 agree with Mr. Shannon that poor attendance is the fault of both pupil and parent.
MOTHER^UGHTEfl TEA If The annual Mother^Daughter Program was held >May 8 at 2:15 p.m. at Baker Junior High.
The girls did the entire program: fashion show, songs, favors, and goodies. There was an excellent' attendance of mothers who enjoyed a very special day with their daughters.
SUMMER SCHOOL Summer School enrollmentsj must be in Mr. Shannon's or Mrs. Cadwell's office by May 22nd. These cards must be signed by 'a parent. Pupils wi be scheduled into the class which is their first choice, if possible. However, those who turn cards in early have a better chance to get the classes they want.
Summer school begins Monday, June 8, at'7:30 a. m. with a pre-session meeting which will last about one hour. Those who have registered early will receive their programs at this meeting and report to their classes.
Summer school ends Friday, July 31, making eight weeks of school. There will be three periods of one hour and forty minutes each.
Pupils from Baker Junior High will go to the East High Summer School.
Grades will be given each week beginning June 22.. A pupil will be dropped from summer school if he or she has: 3 failing marks or 6 absences (two tardies equal one absence).
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT Do you know there is a total of 6,036 children attending eight schools within the boundaries of the- West Side Improvement Association.
LIGHT A CANDLE CLUB
Over five hundred students at the Fairmont School are expected to belong to the Light a Candle Qub. Jn order to be an active member of this club the student will turn in to the club sponsor, Mr. Richard Hatcher, a list of ways he has! helped in a city clean-up project. He will tell whajt he has., done in painting, getting rid of i trash, or in making the inside! of his home or the yard of his home a more attractive place.
Awards will be given to the students whose work sheets show great progress in cleanup paint-up projects.
At the top of the work sheet is the club's motto, It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness".
With these five hundred workers doing their best, you should see how much more attractive the neighborhood will be this spring. .
ALL CITY MUSICIAN
Edith Alkove sixth grade student at Fairmont, played the [violin in the All City Orchestra. She also played a solo for a West Area Concert at Greenlee School April' 30th.
Mr. John Roberts, director of music of the Denver Public Schools, attended the area concert to hear Edith and the other musicians on April 30th.
BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES
Fairmont School has provided opportunities for parents in the community to- come to school on Tuesday and Thursday ^ nijgfttsRqvq. ,i?elp.v.in language, mathematics or other basic subjects. Children are kept in draft classes while the parents go to school. ..
If there are any others in the community who would like this chance to learn more please call 266-1957 for more information on this. -y
Many classes at ; Fairmont School Ore traveling around to learn about the city. The second grade visited Stapleton Airport oh May 7th. Kindergarten and first; graders, ryrill visit the zoo soon. * * \ v
West High School
Seventy West High students were inducted into honor societies for their scholastic and leadership ability.
National Honor Society induction was held Thursday, April 30. New members are Marilyn Bennett, Bill Bohl, Kar-ilee Downer, Pat Evans, Gary Feltner, Cynthia Hoffman, Erika Jeike, Joan Logsdon, Phyllis Sa-bec, Dick Sanders, Dave Sha-han, Shuny Sugiura, John Sum-merton, Janis Thompson, Sherry Thompson, Ruth Unzicker, Sandra Vaughn, Sharon Wid-I man, and Sharol Ziek.
Quill and Scroll, honorary1 journalism society, also initiated new members Thursday. | Inducted were Linda Andrew,! Jan Antoniadis, Pat Blair, Bill Bohl, Dianne Duckett, Roger Dudley, Dave Durant, Gary Eppard, Pat Evans, and Janie Green.
Sheila Hays, Erika Jeike, Gloria Kagawa, Jack Myers, Sherri Nickols, Marilyn Philps, Dave Shahan, Steve Trujillo, and Charol Zick.
Spur, West's local honor so-
ciety/ gained 30 new members as the following people were inducted Friday, May 1: Jan Antoniadis, Susan Bateman, Linda Blan, Monty Christo, Betty Compton, Martha DeBruyne, Bonnie Dickson, Gary Eppard, Linda Fenton, Felix Garcia, Sam Gallegos, Cynthia Hoffman, Pat Jennings, Gloria Kagawa, Kathleen Kennedy, Jeanne. Majors, Raellen McChes-ney, Mike McGinty, Jerrolyn Meers Rosemary Mavratil, Sherri Nichols, Scott Phipps, Laura Ruschetta, Linda Stock-dale, Lee Swanson Pat Tate, Barbara Warembourg, Judith Wencharig arid Charol Ziek.
HEAD BOY AND GIRL RODEO STAFF
Head Boy..................Joe Huang
Head Girl .... Linda Cook
All School Secretary
1.964-65 RODEO STAFF
David Shahan ...... Editor
Erika Jeike .Associate. Editor Charol Ziek ;. Feature Editor Bill Bohl ..... Sports Editor
GREENLEE AND SCHMITT
SCHOOLS EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
The Greenlee Chorus will present a program of rinisic at Schmitt School on Thursday, May 14, With. Schmitt returning the compliment on Friday, May 15. This will be the first of such exchange programs between the two schools. It is hoped that they will continue.
Greenlee pupils who made' the trip to Schmitt were Mary Rivera, Nancy Carter, .Aundra Levns7 Vivian Mares, Michaela. Palomo/ Irene Santisteva, Jerry Sailas, Danny prud'Homme, Ben Romero, Richard Duran, Victor DeLeon, Yemiko Full-wood, Elizabeth Romero, Robin Kelly, Michael Espinoza, Melody Dabrowski, Tomacifa Rivera, Bonita Beritley, Wendy. Garrison, Patricia Vasquez, Linda Espinoza, Sandra Madrid, Carroll Williams, Linda. Duran, Judy Tate, Delores Duran, Gloria DeLeon, Lincoln Stevens, Jerry Winterholder, Terri Robinson.
They were accompanied by Mrs. Joyfce Davis, music teacher., 'io
sixth Traders to visit
BAKER JUNIOR HGH
Greenlee's sixth grade pupils were invited to visit Baker Junior High School on the morning of May 18. The purpose of the visitation was to orient Greenlee pupils to Baker and to help break the ice for their entry into secondary school work. For many of the boys and girls, it was their first occasion to be "inside Baker.
Greenlee girls and their mothers will get together on Wednesday, May 20, at 3:00 p. mr, for their ahnual Mother and Daughter. Tea. Three hundred | fifty girls dnd mothers are expected to attend.
The committees in charge of arrangements have provided an interesting auditorium program to be followed by) refreshments in the lunchroom, and in room 106.
Ore of the most highly anticipated events of this time of the year is the annual Field Day, which this year will oc-
cur on Friday, May 22,. undesr the direction of the physicals education teachers,. Miss; PenK nie LaCassev Mr. Larry White,, and Mr. Bennie Nuanes.,
Events will include rurmiag*. high jumping, broad jumping, the three-legged race, the sack-race, and the shoe kick, amqac& others.
. Grades 1, 2, and 3 will pc ticipate in the morning. Grades^ .4, 5, and 6 will have their portion of Field Day in tbe-aftemoon. Parents and friends are cordially invited to look Iil.
FAIRMONT RECREATION: CENTER
Fairmont Recreation Center located in Fairmont School 3rd Avenue and. Fox. Street. operating a full program of rec* reation activities five days ct week, after school and in the evening. Some programs are carried out with the cooperations of the faculty of the school*, such as the basic educations: classes for adults. A schedule of all activitiesv is available-from the Recreation Center or* request.
Chi Wednesday* May- 67 m. boxing smoker" .was held at* Fairmont, with a group of .boxs-etb from; Rude Center meetings a' .team from Fgirmont: Center^
A modeling class fdr'..teenage girls is meeting on .Friday? nights, from 6:3p to 9:000p.\-mv This class is. open to. aÂ£b interested girls age 13 and oven More girls are welcome.; too ct1t tend.
AURARIA COMMUNITY CENTER
, Auraria .Community Center* is now working with the Metropolitan Council for Community Services to try ; to arrange for camperships for children from the area. The efforts will be to get children into-established camps for at least two weejks. The Center is working with" the Child Welfare-Division of the Denver Department of Welfare and with school social workers to make some of these camperships available' to children served by Child Welfare Division and by school social Â£ 'worker.'
Mothers active in Auraria ~
! Community Center programs | who would like their children;.
' to have a camp experience-i should ask at the Center now?.
; about camperships.
Auraria Community Center- -has recently completed. two Â§ cooking classes for children bG- -tween the ages of 8 and II. One was for .girls and the oth-. er for boys. Both were under-the direction of Miss Mary -Kohli, of the county agricultural | extension agent's office. Another cooking class began April: 21 for junior high school boysL This class will end May 26.
The classes have emphasized; practical kinds of meals, such; as teaching children how to-prepare breakfast. One boy in cooking class found this especially helpful because he must generally : do just thgt ; each morning.
The special education chib at* Auraria Community Center will end this month with a tea for parents and children. The Twinklers, an Auraria group of 10 and 11 year old girls, will., put on a puppet show for the-chib members and their parents.
Remember your neighborhood'' is only as good as you make it.
WEST SIDE RECORDS
NATIONAL BRANDS STORE
Genial Charles J. Scarafiotti, -known to his many customers cis Charlie, has owned and op-. 'rated the National Brands grocery store at 727 Santa Fe JDrive for fifteen years.
Mr. Scarafiotti has continuously remodeled and improved ills store to meet the demands of a growing trade. Charlie |s proud of his guarantee of -everything sold and believes this is one reason for his large
'Consumer increase plus the huge stock of gorceries, meats,
frozen foods and thousands of other items carried.
Mr. Scarafiotti said, "I have d good personal relationship with my customers, some of
them who have moved as far
-ds Westminister and Lakewood return here to do their buying. Charlie also said, "The
"West Siders have been loyal to one and I have great confidence '.in the future for business and
general development of the ; West Side." He and his wife
Vicki, daughter Jamie, 17, and ^on Michael, 12, live in Wheat-xidge. Jamie is an accomplished accordionist and has imany trophies and certificates to show for her talent. She
*enters the Rocky Mountain Ac-' "cordion Contest in June, which }l>rings entries from as far away
"os California. Michael, not to | ybe outdone by big sister, plays $he electric guitar and will enter the Rocky Mountain contest for guitarists.
National Brands has eleven employees, all of them by long experience capable and, efficient in the grocery business crnd all of them courteous in .-dealing with their customers.
: ;M6lntyre Furniture store was
' Sounded in September, 1932,
1 r 3by R. J. McIntyre who lived at 3363 Santa Fe. In 1937, the present location, 852 Santa. Fe, *was remodeled to provide more sspace for a growing business. Many West Siders will re-member this building ds the ;^ld Ivy theater.
W. K. McIntyre, who assisted j^is father in the store as a lyoung man, took over the business and carries- on the same j policy of fairness and friendliness ds his late father. Many people.who bought their first -furniture from McIntyre's are accompanying their children c?nd some customers are bring- a. ig their grandchildren to Mc-jfntyres. There is a wide range j f customers from all over the pity to choose from a complete stock of furniture and apli-
The name McIntyre will go ^.own to the third generation the furniture business thru aW-. jfc? McIntyre's two sons: Bob She eldest, at present on active duty with the Navy, and Bill, ^swho graduates in June from "'South High where he was an fenor student and member of f: the South High Scholastic So-U ciety. Bill will start college in fall.
vW. JC. remarked that a business -established over thirty-two -years must show faith in die community with a realization of good business plus an ^outlook for future growth*
DENVER LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING SERVICES
Service, Quality, Dependabilitynot just words, but a reality and in large part responsible for the phenomenal growth of the Denver Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company in the last fourteen years. Thru serving Metropolitan Denver for over fifty years, the real success1 stages began in 1951 with the purchase of the Denver Sanitary Laundry by its present owner Frank E. Corrick.
Nothing forecasts success as accurately as experience, and Frank Corrick started his new venture with twenty-six years of experience in the laundry and cleaning industry, beginning as a routeman for the Globe Laundry in Lincoln, Nebraska, and advancing to President of the Speier's Laundry Company in Lincoln, the largest laundry and dry cleaning operation in the midwest.
Mr. Bruce L. Corrick, a graduate of the University of Nebraska, joined his father in 1951, coming from Cherokee, Iowa, where he managed a laundry & dry cleaning plant. In 1949 Bruce Corrick completed a full term course at the American Institute of Laundering, specializing in laundry administration, production and sales.
Miss Bess Bailey, Controller and Treasurer of the Denver Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company, also came to Denver in 1951. Her lengthly experience in this industry in-, eludes, special courses in administration at : the American Institute of Laundering..
Since 1951 the Denver Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company has invested a sum over s$250,000 in a modernization program, which allows each employee the latest and safest working conditions and guarantees each customer the most modern equipment available for gentle processing of all fabrics. ;/y
The Denver. Laundry processes on the average of one million five hundred pieces of laundry each week and recently added to their excellent service pf laundry and dry cleaning a complete: line of rental linens and garments.
Employing over one hundred people With an annual payroll in excess of $300,000 the- Denver continues its plans for growth.
District 11 Offers Prizes
District 11,. from 8th to 5th Avenue, east side of Santa Fe to west side of Elati street, is offering a prize to the family having best improved their home, outside and premise only, in conjunction with clean up, fix. up. There will be an impartial panel of three judges j from outside the area. Julian Kreoger is District Chairman.
It doesn't cost much to keep your yard clean, a little determination and effort. Breathe the good fresh air, also good for the waistline*
8th Ave. Pep Service Station
A visit to the 8th Avenue Pep Service Station brought us in contact with Elton Young, owner and operator and his capable assistant Doyle Duggor.
Elton has been in the filling station business for over 18 years, the past nine years at the same location, 8th Avenue and Elati Street, with a complete line of tires, batteries, oil and accessories. He also does light mechanical work.
Mr. Young has two sons and a daughter who is married and resides in Denver. Dick is a senior in East High School. Ted, a graduate of Colorado University is now studying at California Technological College. Ted is well known among boat racing fans having twice won the Kayak races on the Arkansas River and will be long remembered for his 125 mile trip down the Colorado River to Lake Mead. He is a member of the Colorado White Water Chiefs.
Mrs. Young occupies herself in operating the Ny-Le's Craft & Millinery Store in Englewood.
EL MOLINO FOODS, INC.
One outstanding recent business expansion on the West Side, is the El Molino Foods, Inc., food processing plant at 11th Avenue and Santa Fe. The addition to their building adds 17,000 square feet for preparation of Mexican specialty food items. lit is the largest and most modern Mexican food processing plant in the seven-stat Rocky Mountain area.
El Moling Foods was started by Thomas C. Luke and Mrs. Clare B. Luke in 1939 at 2536 Champa street. Their business grew and in 1954, the plant was moved to the small building at 1078 Santa Fe Drive.
Jn 1958, an addition was built, and this year their new I building was completed at ai cost of $160,000. Before deciding to build at this location, Mr. Luke indicated consideration was given to moving to other possible areas. It was decided to expand on the West Side because of Mr. Luke's interest in the community and his faith in the development of the neighborhood. Among Mr. Luke's community activities is membership on the Baker Junior High School advisory committee.
Colorado And The Peace Corps
William A. Delano, special assistant to Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Director, was in Denver in April on a recruiting trip and spoke at Colorado University in Boulder. It was learned that Colorado is second in tiie country in Peace Corps volunteers based on per capita figures. 123 volunteers from Colorado makes 7 per one hundred thousand population. Colorado University ranks as the number two school in the country for volunteers in the three years of existence of the Peace Corps with a total of 98 students in 32 of the 46 countries in which the Peace Corps works.
Presently there is a special need for nurses and those by training or experience in the agriculture fields. Also needed are carpenters, masons, electricians, and other skilled workmen.
Minimum age for applicants to the Peace Corps is 18 and they must have no dependents under age 18.
Husband and wife should they qualify and be accepted, are always assigned to the same location. Those in the Peace Corps receive living expenses and an allowance of $75.00 per month minus taxes is deposited, to thefr account in the U. S.
WHAT IS W.S.I.A.?
The West Side Improvement Association is an organization of citizens working together for a better neighborhood. The purpose Of the Association is "to promote a better community, with better family living standards, in such areas as the neighborhood improvement,! health standards, schools* recreation and safety." It is a non-political, non-sectarian Association.
The Improvement Association was begun in the fall of 1961; several meetings had been held in the community to discuss the future of the West Side, zoning, and clean-up. At one of these meetings, a suggestion was made that an organization was needed. A committee of residents made recommendations for the name, area to be included, and some methods of procedure. These recommendations were accepted at a later community meeting, including the plan for (dividing the larger area into districts. At the present time, eleven districts are designated with many of the districts holding regular meetings. An elected Director from each district is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Improvement Association. _
In March, 1963, funds were made available to establish an office for the Association at 768 Santa Fe Drive upstairs), and staff members work with district organizations and committees to help the Association develop. The main purpose is to make it possible for everyone in the neighborhood to be able to Jhelp make this a better community in which to five, to rear families, and to wade.
W* Colfax Ave
If you wish your name on the mailing list of the West Side Improvement Association, for announcements of meetings and other events (mailing list used only for this purpose) fill in the following box and mail or leave at the office, 768 Santa Fe Drive.
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