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WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 1, Number 4
August, 1964
ELMWOOD PETITION SENT TO BOARD OF EDUCATION
New Buildings Aid West Side Improvement
Construction of several new buildings on the West Side is producing a new look for the area.
On Sunday, August 16, a new non-profit home for senior citizens was dedicated at 330 Acoma Street. St. John's Lutheran Church sponsored the building, which has 123 apartments. The new Lutheran Apartments provide six floors of apartments, plus a sky deck, and activity rooms and an auditorium are in the basement-
The addition to St. Joseph's High School at Sixth Avenue and Fox Street, is nearing completion, and will be ready for use when the school re-opens in September. An assembly room and science laboratories are. included in. the new building.
Other new buildings are planned within- the next year, and in 1966. the. new Denver <5$nerqT Hospital. -will, be start-. | ,ed>, ..impmvements;;. era
welcome additions'-:in the 'rebuilding of : the West Side.'
More than 800 signatures were gathered on a petition submitted to the Board of Education by the New Elmwood Committee of the WestSide Improvement Association, urging the. .construction of a new Elmwood School. Palmer Burch, President of the Board of Education, indicated that the Board will probably comment on the receipt of. the petition at their August 19 meeting..
The petition, drawn up and circulated by the New Elmwood Committee in the Elmwood area, pointed out that the present structure and facilities are old and inadequate. Elmwood School's newest section was constructed in 1895- It is the oldest school in use in the city that has not had an addition in this century, and one of the few schools (and the largest) lacking all four of these facilities: library, gymnasium, auditorium and lunchroom. Pupil registration during the past year was about 525, with a building capacity of 495.
BYERS BRANCH LIBRARY
PrimaryElection September 8
Primary elections are scheduled throughout Colorado on Tuesday, September 8. In the primary election; voters registered with either political party have the opportunity to select the candidates < of their party to be placed on the ballot in the general election in November.
For some offices, no contest is scheduled, as only one candidate appears on the ballot for each party; occasionally no candidate has been designated by one of the parties.
Candidates will be nominated by both the Democratic and Republican parties for the following -offices "(with the number of candidates which can 'e selected by each party indicated):
To Be Curtailed
Byers Library, one of the older neighborhood sejSjyaces on the West Side, is gradually undergoing changes which wilt
REMODELING OF FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH UNDERWAY
Remodeling of the First Men-nonite Church, at 9th Avenue and Delaware Street has begun. The work is expected to take about two months to complete, at a; cost of approximately $30,00d.; Entrances will be remodeled and v rooms changed to make the space more usable and more efficient. .....
While dhe church' building-is being renovated, the 9:00 a. m- Sunday, worship service and 10:00 a. m^'Suflday School programs which "haVe been conducted in the church will be held .vat.the Inner City. Protestant -Pg^ish, 9th Avenue and Galaago Street, Sunday School glasses, and other activities which met in .. the 1 am youth center will continue in their same locations.
: The .following letter was received by the- New Elmwood Committee from..Dr. Kenneth-. E. pberHoltzej;, Superintendent of .Schools^4k^v...'r:-Lcfdi&sv and Gentlemen:
,. l-acknowledge/ on behalf of the Board f of Education the pe-d.tipn ; to the Board urging that--ra new Elmwood ; School be constructedcat .the earliest possible time. As you probably know, the matter of a' new Elmwood School has received previous consideration by the administrative, staff and the Board of Education, and it continues -to, be among the schools where possible new construction or change might be effected.
I suggest that some representative of your committee make arrangements to. appear .at one of the regular- meetings" of the Board of .Education, held at 2 p.. m. on the third Wednesday of pach mouth*- The next.me.^ ing will;? be .-.on Wednesday August 19, in the Board, of .Ed UcatiOn Room, .at.. 414p 14th Streef. You will bei afforded, an opportunity1 to' present your views and to be heard on this important matter."
reduce the. services available. Because of a continued drop in the number of books borrowed from the Library, in January, 1963, Byers was changed from a Branch Library to a Neighborhood Library. When this new classification is fully implemented, several changes will be in effect:
1. The staff will not include a trained professional librarian, but a library -assistant will be in charge.
2. Fewer, if any, reference books will be kept at the Library- Most of the present reference materials will be transferred to another library.
3. No card catalogue will be kept in the Library, to assist patrons in locating books. No books are being bought for Byers Library now, but any new books are loaned from the Main Library.
Sincerely yours, Kenneth E- Oberholtzer
Alley Improvement In District 3
Newly paved alleys are the Tesult of requests by residents of District Three of the West Side Improvement Associa-iion. The alley between Inca Street and Santa Fe Drive, Eighth Avenue to Tenth Avenue, have been given a com-plete covering of asphalt by
Representative in Congress1 District Attorney1 Superior Court Judge1 Probate Court Judge-1.
District Court Judge (2 year | 'termsh-rjjfi
District, Court Judg uvenile Court Judge2 State Senator1 State RepresentativeI With the new districting oi Denver for the State Legislature,., not1 all Senate districts //ill elect a Senator'; this year-The West Side Improvement Association area is divided nto two Senate and two House hstricts. The dividing line is along 5th Avenue from the D & R G W Railroad to Inca >treet, north on Inca Street to. 6th Avenue and east on 6th Avenue to Broadway. North of :his line is Senate District 4 (no Senator to be elected this /ear) and House District 7 (one to Be elected)-. .South of- the vth' Avenue-6th Avenue line is Senate District 6 (one to be j elected!, .and House District 3 (tone: to fee, elected). J. *. v
.', primary' elections are imp'oft-crni because this is the oppor tunity to make some choices ,/pr the candidates who will rep* .resent theif parties in the. ^November election. If yc>u- are ^registered either as a Repubii-f rn or a Democrat, be sure to nform yourself about the candidates and express your hoices on, September 8. Polls in ..each precinct will ..be open 7 a. m- to 7 p. m.
, 4.. No magazines, either current or back issues, will be available at Byers-
: 5. No special programs for adults will be available, such, as ..the discussion programs/ planned .at the. Main. Library brr at fifahcfies. Children's programs will not be scheduled as a regular activity.
' Byers Library was opened Sj June, 1918, and. has-served .he community continuously since then- There, have been previous discussions of curtailing services or closing the Library; on at least one occasion the West Denver Auraria Historical Society mobilized community support in order to keep the'Library in operation. Now there is-again a plan to
limit the Library program, due to decreasing use of Byers Library, and the pressures from, residents of other areas of the city for increased services in their neighborhoods. Unless residents of the West Side make more use of their library, and express their interest in better services, the proposed. changes will be completed soon.
The library building, at West 7 th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive, has had no major improvements since it was con-, structed in 1918. In the library budget submitted to the City. Council last year, $8,000 was requested for refurbishment and modernization- This .was not granted. It is now proposed Jhat money be appropriated for building repairs and reconstruction in 1966.
Byers Library is a valuable asset in the neighborhood, and tjie loss of reference materials and magaines. will limit its usefulness for students of the marly schools in the area. If there is no card catalogue, books can be located only by searching through the. library, 6?^dip^er?airig' on the "RiRrariari for finding the proper books. Funds are always limited, but V/est Siders will need to show their interest in definite ways.
: IF WE .DON'T USE IT, WE MAY LOSE.. IT. .. .Use- Byers-Librarythere are books for children and adults. Miss Heacock, the librarian, is anxious to help locate books on any subject, and will order books from the main library if they are- not available at Byers.
merit' Other alleys in the District are also in the process of being paved. Appreciation is due not only to the city for their work in alley improvement, but also to the residents of District Three who called attention to the need for repair
the city Public Works Depart-the broken pavement.
P-T A School of Instruction The P-T A School of Instruction is scheduled for September 3 at East High School, beginning at 9:30 a.m. All officers and committee chairmen are expected to attend, to prepare for P-T A programs for the new school year.
Miss Ellen Heacqck, librarian at Byers Library, looks oyer the. Vacation. Reading Program tallies on the bulletin board, indicating the. number of children-, who have completed eight or more books. With Miss Heacock are Theresa and Elizabeth Romero of 1005 Mariposa Street-
Historical Society Schedules Meetings
The West Denver Auraria Historical Society will hold their first meeting of the fall on Thursday, September 3, at 1:30 p. m. Meetings are held at Byers Library- Anyone who is interested in attending the meetings is welcome.
The September 3 program will include a short description of the West Side Improvement Association and current neighborhood improvement activities. Earl McCov, Coordinator of WSIA, will speak.


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THE RECORDER
August, 1964
WEST SIDE RECORDER
Sponsored by West Side Improvement Association
Office.; 768 Santa Fe Drive Phone' £44-330.1
Editor: Mary E. Larkin Staff:
Rose Gomez. Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard.
People
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schad of Schad's Grocery at West 11th and Santa Fe Drive recently returned from a five weeks' vacation in Douglas County, Oregon, at Elkton on the Umpqua River near Roseburg. The Schads camped out most of the, time and Mr. Schad gained twenty pounds. They took many color photographs of the region, most of which turned put very well in spite- of having been; taken in cloudy .weather.
Mr. Schad has roots in the near West Side, having graduated from West High School with the class in 1920. He also has. roots in, Douglas County. Hi's great-grandfather owned 18 acres on the Umpqua river in 1838. During his recent vacation he purchased some property in Scottsburg, also along the river, and he hopes some day to move there-
Mr. and Mrs. Frank DabitaW" ski, daugher Melody, and Frances Ann Weiss, daughter of Mrs. Ricci Rogoff of the Santa Fe Economy store, took a train trip back East. Frances will spend a couple, weeks with an uncle in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, while the Dabrowskis go on to. Camden, New Jersey. Mr. Dcbrowski has not seen his brother and sisters, who live there, for 22 years.
i^r. and tars- Adolph Pache-'c of 1253 Upon Street have lad 'cxs houseguests Mr. and vfrs... Manuel. Fazio and two :hildreni from Albuquerque, 4ew Mexico.
Reyerend and Mrs. Russell Williams adopted. a three-month old boy on July 30. Duncan Bennett Williams weighs 1 % pounds and is 23 long; The proud papa d-; scribes j Duncan as "cheerful 'and responsive."
Sharon Joe, daughter of Mrs. Florence Joe of 905 Mariposa Street, left August 8 with her aunt for a two weeks visit to California. Plans include a stop at Disneyland.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Go-mez were sponsors for the christening of Michael Anthony Pacheco, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat'Pacheco of ll 2$c West 41th Avenue. A party, was held afterwards at the Gomez'residence given by the Pachecos.
Mr. and .Mrs. Reuben Gomez and family spent three days in Glenwood Springs recently. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin and family went along too. Everyone' had f a wonderful \ime- hi
Back-to-school picnics will be held during August at each of the Denver Housing Authority projects, sponsored by the Ten ant Councils and maintenance personnel and coordinated by the Tenant Relations Depart; ment. Families in the Housing Projects with school age cnil dren are invited. The picnic for. Lincoln Park Homes .and South Lincoln Park Homes will be held on August 26 in Lincoln Park.
In September, counselors of the Tenant Relations Department will check with young people to help and encourage students to go back to school-These staff members will offer assistance and counseling around any problems which are keeping students put of school.
Mr. Gerald Noel, a student of the Presbyterian Church Ministry in Louisville, Kentucky, is working this summer at the First Avenue Presbyterian Church as a mission worker. He has just completed two years seminary training in EpuiSville, Kentucky, and plans to return for his last year of training this fall.
His duties at the church include Community visitation, organizing young people's activities, work with youth groups and participation in a summer camp program. Mr. Noel and his wife; Pat, who has. also been I active in church work, i will return to Louisville, in September,
Mr. and Mrs. Drew Hewlings. and .family, of 837 Santa Fe Drive, recently took a short tour through Yellowstone Park, Salt Lake City, and Dinosaur National Monument.'
A bridal shower for Miss Carmelrta Moya was given at 978 Lipdn street by Mrs. Virginia Gomez and Mary Cor d< va. Miss Moya received lfrany beautiful gifts.
Belated birthday greetings to Mrs.. Ruth; Lager of 361 Gala-pago Street who celebrated, her birthday on August 1st-
Mr. ;and Mrs- Raymond Chavez of i706; West 4th, Avenue have returned. after vacationing in New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs* Donald Field and daughter Debbie* spent a V/bek's vacation in the southern part of Colorado.
Mrs. Mary E- Ortiz, mother oi Mrs. Alice Apodaca of 1244 Lipan Street, left by plane for a visit With her daughter, Mrs. Don Espinosa of San Mateo, California. Mrs. Ortiz will return in: a couple of weeks.
Dolores, apd Moses; Jaramillo were married recently at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church. Dolores is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Maestas, Moses is son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernardo Jaramillo.
Mr and Mrs-. Amadeo Gomez saw their daughter Car;-melite married to Mr. Lupe Salinas in a Ceremony at Saint Leo's Catholic Church recently. Mr. Salinas is son of Mr. aryl Mrs. Jose Salinas.
Louise and Clarence Stahr took their wedding vows at Notre Dame Catholic Church recently. Louise is the daughter of Mr. arid Mrs. Fred Williams. A reception was held at 343 Galapago Street fol lowing the ceremony.
, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mattice of Helena, Montana, attended the Eagles convention and they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Serumgard of 1247 Lipan Street during their .stay in Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. Max Genny and family of Monroe, Nebraska, came to visit their aunt, Mrs. Arthur Serumgard of 1247 Lipan Street. While in Colorado, they did quite a bit df: fishing and hiking.
Mrs- Henry Shoenberger of 1248 Lipan Street recently had as. houseguests hfr two cousins,- Mr. Harold Fleever of Larkspur, California, and Dick Meddaugh of Los Angeles.
Mr. Arthur Serumgard of 1247 Lipan Street spent some time recently in Helena, Montana visiting with his daughters,
Mrs. Rosemary Gravely and Mrs. Dorothy taattice. He had a very pleasant time with his children-
Mrs. Pratt of 1107 West 13th Avenue had her nephew and his family visit with her for a few hours recently. Mrs. Pratt's, nephew is from Pittsburgh.
Rev. Sepulveda Named Protestant Chaplain At Hospital
Dr. and Mrs.. Tom Murray, on furlough from Meelical Missionary work for the United Presbyterian Church in Iran, spoke. at the First Avenue Presbyterian Church, First Avenue and Acoma/ at the 11:00 a- m. Worship Service, Sunday, August 2. Dr. Murray, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Murray, former pastor of the First Avenue Presbyterian Church, and Mrs. Nancy Murray, daughter of Mrs. Louns-bery, are natives of Denver with their four children; Patty, Chuck, Shatron and Scotty. The Murrays will be spending their furlough time in and around Denver.
Mrs.., Adolph Pajcheco ofj 1253 Lipan Street has just returned from a visit with her sisters in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. They had a family reunion and had a wonderful time. She was. tl^iere two weeks.
Mrs. Paul Martinez, of 13i9 Lipan Street, who is Chairwoman of the Colorado GI Forum Auxiliary, was elected National Vice-Chairwoman at the national convention in San Antonio, Texas, in July, Mrs. Martinez and her husband, have been active leaders in the Mile Hi Chapter of the Forum.
Mr. Jacob Ortiz of 1244 Lipan Street passed ,qway July 27& at thb (Ik*sg-Del Nifrsiqg Home. Mr. Qrtiz was born m Payuqque, New* MeMco, in December, 1872. Hp worked ipr the Tfamway Company f6r B7-years and was retired fdr 26 years. Mr. Ortiz and his wife were members of Saint Caje-tan's Church*
' The people of Upon Street will. remember him with his old model T Ford as he and Mrs. Ortiz went every morning to mass. Mr. Ortiz was a well beloved man in the. neighborhood. He is survived by his widow, Mrs., May E- Ortiz, two daughters and two jsetis! 11 grandchildren and 16 *gfeat grandchildren.
The Reverend Thomas Sepulveda, pastor of the First Spanish Methodist Church, 935
ling, Kansas; Baylor University, Waco, Texas; and the Latin American Seminary of
West 11th Avenue, has been San* Antonio, Texas- He has given an additional assignment | been pastor of Methodist with the Inner City Protestant churches in Texas, New Mexi-
Parish at 9th and Galapago.
In his added duties, Rev- Sepulveda will assist the staff of
the Inner 0ty Parish, as -Pro-j Mesias Methodist Church.
co, Kansas, ^and Colorado, coming to Denver from Pueblo-where he organized the EL
testant Chaplain at the Denver General Hospital. He will also visit and counsel with the members of the parish, and assist with Other activities.
The Rev. Mr. Sepulveda was born in Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, where he received his early education. In the .United States, he attended the Lydia Paterson Institute, El Paso, Texas; Sterling College, Ster-.
The Rev. Mr. Sepulveda and his wife, who is a graduate of Baylor University and is a teacher at. Greenlee School, live at 471 South Otis. They have' two children, Thomas Jr., a senior at Colorado State College, and Mrs- Arthur Weeks. They also have two grand-children.
NEW BOOKS FOR ADULTS AT BYERS BRANCH LIBRARY
Mr. Dick Gumma, son of Mr- and Mrs. Frank Gumma of 438 Inca Street, is attending Greeley Colorado College for the summer session, furthering his studies which will aid his teaching Pueblo, Colorado.
Exciting summer reading for adults can be found iri many of the new books at Byers LL brary. Ellery Queen's- newest mystery adventure, AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY, takes place in April, 1944. Ellery has been doing work for the war effort in Hollywood. He is neqr exhaustion as he leaves Hollywood to go home to the eastern coast. At the edge of the desert', his car breaks down. This is the beginning of eight-very unusual days for Ellery. Exciting as well as unusual.
ACROSS^ FIVE APRILS by Irene Hunt won the 1964 Charles W. Follett Award. This Civil War story involves a southern Illinois family that is torn beftveen the two sides. Jethro Creighton assumes the responsibilities of a man when he is ten as the men go Qff to.
war. Myron Brerrton gives cl startling look into the investigative;: industry in THE PRIVACY INVADERS. Brenton maintains that individual privacy is systematically being destroyed. Th many ways that this is being done is startling: Telephone tapping, application, forms of employment, credit investigatorsall are a part of the invasion which is taking place. This is an eye-opener. c How would you like to be-in a space capsule orbiting the earth when retrorocketsfail? With onbr 43 hours of oxygen, left, what would you do?'This-is the setting for the tense; drama of MAROONED by Martin Caidin. A rescue team is sent to the capsule, but can they reach the marooned astronaut in time? This rioveF is a real spine-tirigler.
Is There Another Fire Bun On The West Side?
On; August 6th about 10:06 p.rn., a fire broke out in an old store and flat building situated on 13th Avenue. It burned for som time qnd caused ediisid-erable damage. We of the West Side are fearful of fire. Many of the homes and buildings are old and very close together. The rear of the buildings are filled with inflammable material. In other words it is, in fact, a fire trap-
We cannot stress enough the danger to-the entire West Side. A; careless match, an un-
abandoned building could infact, bum this entire section to the ground.
We were lulled for sometime because there were no fires. However, last Thursday's fire brought the menace to our minds. Parents are responsi-career in ble to se that their children do not play .with matches.
The playing in marry of these-boarded- Up old buildings is also something for them to-watch.
It is our duty and not the duty of those that have to put; the fires, or ..take some child out, the fires, or take some child to the hospital badly" burned.
It is also the duty, we feel, that those that have charge of these fire traps be forced to repair, or make them less a menace. However, it is the
watched o^ild playing in arf- ^^Y of everyone to see that
this senseless burning-be stopped.
Let us all work together with the city officials, our West Side Improvement Association and the folks in each block-Let us build a better West Side cmd be proud we live here.
From a Reader


August, 1964
THE RECORDER
Page Three
School
Youth Activity
Recreation
Neighborhood House Offers Day Care for Children
Exchange Social Worker j Great Exhibition At the NEWS OF Assists At Church Camp Denver Art Museum GIRL SCO UTS
Children eating noon lunch at Neighborhood House.
Enjoying The Old Swimmin' Pool
Roy L. Cyr, Direbtor of Neighborhood House, and a group of children in Lincoln^jggjrk. ^wimn9i-n%-/'pooL -
Each week day morning 65 children, age 2Vz to 9 years arrive at Neighborhood House 1265 Mariposa Street. From 7:00 a. m., to 6:Q0 p. m., Mon day through Friday, the agen cy is open to provide day care for children whose moth erst are working, or for children who need day care for personal and social adjustment reasons. During the school, year, boys and girls of school age are cared for at Neighborhood House before and after school hours, and also return to the agency for the' hot lunch at nofen- Tn ime summer, a full schedule of activities for the whole day is planned and supervised by the trained staff of teachers, 'indud ing swimming in the Lincoln Park pool, and indoor and out door play programs. Limited medical and dental care" arranged.
For, three weeks during July the Inner City Protestant Parish had a program worker from Kenya. He, Eutychus Muriuki, and "Chip" Cowles have been working with a group of boys in the area, teaching them soccer and volley ball. They plan ;to return on week-ends to continue this activity in the fall. During August Eutychus will be teaching crafts at a church camp-
/Eutychus will be a senior at Littleton High School this fall. He. came: to this county through the effort of the Kenya Educational Fund and is staying with the/family of the. Rev; Dr. S. Macon, Cowles/: jh;: "Chip's" father,
Mr- Muriuki .comes, from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. He is' a member of the Kikuyu tribe.,. He attended a Presbyterian : school beginning at the ago,; of 8. He is no# 21, cmd after completing high school in Littleton, he hopes, to attend Denver University for four years, y majoringy in Biology. Then he f| plans to: return to Kenya to teach-
Eutychus .was asked his /re action tothe United States. His answer mirrors a thought shared, by many of us this past month; "Too hot," he said.
Denver- is jbne- 6f only eight, ,T. * T . ^
cities in the United States !Jmety scheduled for She showing of I dette' B Senlor II Scouts
one of the most important exhibitions ever brought to the Unitea diates. "7,000 Years of Iranian | *rc,". scheduled at the Denver Art Museum, West 14th Ay. nue atAcomd Sheet August 9. through-/September 20, is dn opulent display of great- treasures from ancient Persia 'dating from pre-historic times to the early 19th century. Assembled bv the Smifh-soriion Institute with the gerier ous cooperation cf /the Gov-emmerit/bf Iran, the American public may now enjoy Seeing 750' magnificent wo.ks of art of great rarity, ermon a t /em fridrif. examples of gel .1 and-silver, which according to Time Magazine,, "glint and '' dazzle from every "angle.-" ,JThe scope of the, show embraces a#-rm-ics,' metal work /# all' kinds, glass, textiles-' and paintings;
Admission charge, for this great Exhibition' ~ is/ 11 for adults/, students and children under 16; 25c;.groups of 15 or more /persons (with resgrva^ tions),' 50c each. :
Clean-Up Campaign Still In Progress
District Four Continued their voluntary ^clean-up program of trash removal on Saturday, July 29, with another crew of men from the Mile Hi Qub volunteering the labor- The Mile Hi Club, at 2206 Larimer Street (534-1907), attempts to place men in jobs of all types. The Rio Grande Company provided d 'truck and driver for a half day A meal fot the crew was pchd for by Mr. F. Wesley Cowell and Mr. Ernest DeMpulin: At this' point,i half of District Four has been covered by the trash pick-up program- ,
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UNITED FUND DRIVE
Volunteers are needed to help_ with the United Way Campaign, the annual fund drive for the Mile High United Fund which begins the last part of September. Among the agencies in the West Side which are supported by the United Fund are Auraria Community Center, Ave Maria Clinic and Neighborhood House Nursery. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts* and more than 100 other organizations also benefit from the funds.
Any persons who can help in the fund drive are asked to. call the West Side Improvement Association office, 244-3301, or Mrs. Spar-land at the United Fund 623-2221.
Roy L.. Cyr is Director of Neighborhood House, which is a member of the Mile High United Fund- Families using the service pay fees which are adjusted on the basis of family size and income. The number of children 'SErved >is limited, but a few additional places may be available by the time schools re-open in September. Any families wishing to arrange for day care for their children should call Neighborhood House, phone 623-0840,. as soon as possfbje.
BOYS' CLUB BOYS ATTEND OUTWARD BOUND CAMP
Ray Garcia, one of our members, ranked 13th omt of 89 in. his camping period and has been invited back as an assist ant counselor next year Ronnie Maynes' picture appears m the Outward Bound story in life Magazine this month.. The, other bays attending were Glenn Close, Joe Salaz and Dan Yates, with their patrols ranking one and iwo. Congratulations to all of them for making -such a fine showing.
C. U. Extension Announces Courts
, Catalogs for the fail semester at the University, of Colorado Denver Center are now available, school officials announced August 12.
More than 300 courses, and 500 class sections are listed in the bulletin, which also includes information about registration/ tuition, and general requirements.
Placement tests and academic advising for new students are scheduled the week of August 31 September 4. Registration dates are September 8, 9 and 10, and classes begin the week o* September 14.
Prospective students may btdin ;the fall catalog at the center, 1100 14th Street.
id) Training Program
Free job training is available for unemployed men and women through the Colorado. State Employment Service. Any unemployed man or woman, over/die age LINCOLN SWIMMING POOL j TO CLOSE AUGUST 28
The last day for swimming in Lincoln Park will be Friday, August 28- After this datE all city owned pools will be closed.
Fairmont Recreation Center is closed the last part of August, and will resume activities early in September.
CARD PARTY
/ The Clubs for Social Security are scheduling a Card Party on August 25 at the V-F.W. Hpll, 1545 South Broadway. Fpr further information phone 733-7942 or 722-4394. On September 17- and 18 a midwest-em conference is planned at the Auditorium Hotel by the Clubs for Social Security and the National Council of Senior Citizens.
from Pioneer District recently enjoyed six days, including two overnights, of Day Camp at Boy Scout Genessee Camp* The camp consisted of five units, each being staffed by two unit leaders from Dora Moore, Tomodachi, Teller, Gove, and Harmony Heights neighborhoods. The unit leaders were: Mrs. Delores Mena, Mrs. Eva Pannebaker, Mrs-Wilma Dabrowski, Mrs Hazel Davis, Mrs. Betty Mitchell, Mrs. Celia Mathews, Mrs- Julia Reid,/ Mrs. Charran Blaisdell, Mrs.' Lucille Johnson, Mrs. Eleanor Lewis, with Mrs. Mary Peterson, Mrs- Peg' Had and. Mrs. Gloria Fietz substituting one day each and Mrs. Jcral-deen Sullenberger helping on fh^javemights. The camp was staffed by Director, Mrs. Loretta Rhym, Assistant Director, Mrs- MarcElla Ochs; Health Consultant, Mrs. Elsie Crumpler, and Business Managers, Mrs. Helen McCoy and. Mrs., Valora Kenney. We were very fortunate to have as assistants to each. Unit five senior scouts from Englewood. They were:- Miss Linda (Buzz) Besaiit, Miss Sue (Hershey) Hoffman, Miss Margaret (Ryck) Kilpatrick, Miss Judy (Willi) -Jack.01, and Miss Betty (Jab). Roth. Miss Cheri (Jinx) Rhym from Dora Moore Neighborhood" assisted^ for one day. Senior girls should be commended for the fine work they did during the entire camp, teaching songs, games, skills, skits, etc. The campers seemed to have had a very pleasant and satisfying camp experience in the ideal day camp surroundings of Camp Genessee, learning to use the seven basic skills in the out of doors, and proved their knowledge in the all camp program the last day of camp. The highlight of the program was a song composed and sung by the senior scouts around our' campfire ceremony and for the-all camp program entitled-"Mountaineer Day Camp." Buses were used for transporting the girls, which added, interest to the- experience. We* sincerely hope more girls will1, be able to take advantage oft day., camp next year.. j§|
vm n,
35 YEARS IN .BUSINESS ON THE WEST SIDE
Francis Curtain Cleaners, 1259 Kalamath Street, was established in 1929 by Mrs. Tola Francis. The business is still in operation, under the direction of Mrs. Francis' daughter. Charline.
They can do all lands of cu^qfns, bed-
spreads, blankets and doilies.
BOYS' CLUBS
EXPAND PROGRAM ^ /
In early 1965 the Boys' Qub will offer the boys in the West-wood area a Boys" Qub program /similar to the one we* axe ngw operating at 910 West Eighth Avenue. The Boys* Club of Westwood will.be the1 second'Boys' Qub in Denver. Any boy belonging to the Boys" Clubs of Denver will be allowed to use the facilities of either club building. The Boys* Club is very pleased to be dbfo .to continue their present operation 'and extend, cm opportunity to boys in another area.


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August, 1964
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Post Office Employees Receive Cosh Awards For Suggestions
Five Po6t Office employees at the Santa Fe Station were honored recently as a part of the Suggestion Awards Program of the Post Office Department. Four carriers and one clerk {received cash awards or certificates for suggestions which they had submitted for improvement of service at the Station. Shown with Denver Postmaster George Cavender, are left to eight, Angelo Bondy, Clark Fassett, Postmaster Cavender, John Killam, James McCloskey, and George Martinez.
HISTORY OF DENVER GENERAL HOSPITAL
Denver | General Hospital/ formerly the County Hospital, is the oldest institution in Denver and Colorado, having had its birth as a semi-public hospital in 1860. It was started
in a log house at the southwest corner of what is now Lawrence and either 7th or Sth Street, by Dr. A. R. Sterbfer-ger. Shortly after, another building was \secured beyond the town'limits, at What is now' Larimer arid 19th Streets, to be used'for smallpox'cases.
In 1862, a one and one-half story frame building was used as poor, house for city and county patients. This wa§ located on 11th Street between Wazee and Market Streets in West Denver.
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Sometime in 1867-68, the poor house vwas moved to what is:'now 9th and Champa Sir&ets, in a two-story frame building,., six rooms of which were being used for hospital purposes'.* ? '
The present hospital grounds were bought early .in.the.year ot lB73.,-.for $1,250.; During
hese times, the hospital had its period of steady, deterioration and then its stage of greater efficiency- By 1888, the hospital had a' capacity of 35 beds; in 1889 the capacity had risen to 91 beds.
In 1927, Denver General Hospital was considered the models ; of county hospitalization for the United States. The present nurses-' and interns' residence, morgue, and medical building were all completed during this period. How-, ever, the depression era of the thirties and the war years of the forties added to the deficit in material and man power, causing the facilities at Denver General to remain without change or improvement, although many advances in services were made and new -programs instituted during the peri: iod of 1950 to 1958. The re-j suits of the recent 1-964 -Bond Issue election mean that a new .DenverGeneral Hospital: will be build' tav replace >the present antiquated structure.
Re:ore!er Helps Membership Drive
Immunization Procram Needed As Safeguard
During April;. 1964, a study of immunization for polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and smallpox among the residents of Denver was car ried out bv the Denver Health Department with the help of the Colorado Health Department and the U. S. Public Health Service. The study showed that immunizations for these diseases are not as high as needed to protect Denver citizens.
POLIO: For instance; immunization against polio, though better than for some diseases, is- not good enough. At least 67,000 persons in Denver have not been immunized! Though cases of polio have been .greatly reduced due- to the wide' use of Salk and Sabin vaccines; there have been serious epidemicis in the United States causing paralysis or death among those affected. In almost every case, polio struck people who had not been vaccinated.
SMALLPOX: Far too many children under 5 .years of age have never been vaccinated for smallpox- In one group studied, 48% have not been vaccinated. One out of every three people over 5' years 'of qge' rHave not been fe-vaccin- died;1 a necessity to keep children and adults protected/This /means that a large percentage of Denver people are susceptible, in some degree, to small-
I/jt-s. <. Marian Garcia,. 1234 Kalamath, Street, Chairman of fhe West Side Mothers Club, stated that as a result of' the dr'tijle :in*: the last issue of the JWLLT SIDE | RECORDER, sev-
ercl new. members joined the
group for. the swimming les-: sons .at .the YWCA, 1525 Tre-; rr;ortt IFlace-
,JThe group has been meeting ot .730, Thursdays, at the Inner City Parish Church, 9th c5$l Galapago, where free ftSmsporiation is arranged to Each session costs only one dime.
'While the final session of the current course will be August 13, many of the moth-
ers have told Mrs. Madeline Baker, 654 Elatr street, that' the evening afforded good .exercise plus'/ an opportunity. '. tp be away from household^-, responsibilities /for a' few hours each week-.
Because so many were thrilled to learn how to swim, the YWCA is again extending its pool and its facilities when it re-opens this fall: Also' 'under consideration is- instruction in Sewing and Homemaking.
Mothers interested in learning details such as time and place, may. contact Mrs.- Garcia, 825-6669, or Mrs. Baker, 244-5091.
pox. .
. DIPHTHERIA -; WHOOPING COUGH TETANUS: At least. 25/000 in our population under 15 years of dgehave not .been immunized' against diphtheria, whooping cough or tetanus. Every year between 50 and 75 children in the United States die needlessly from diphtheria' because they had not been immunized- Diphtheria- is a dangerous disease,-which, if not resulting in death, i-may lead to serious aftereffects.
Whooping cough, though not usually fatal in older children, may cause death in babies-. It causes more deaths among
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Church
Directory
CHURCH OF GOD 5th and Fox Street Rev. Leroy Vance ServiceSunday Service, 11, 7:30. Sunday School, 10.
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST 910 Kalamath Street Rev. Salvador Cano ServiceSunday Service, 11. 6:30.
Sunday School. 10.
ST. CAJETAN 9th and Lawrence Phone 825-8059 Rev. J. Ordinas, Pastor ServicesSunday Mass: 6:30, 8:30, 10:30 and 12:15.
Holy Days6:30, 8:30, 10:30, 7:00.
Apostolic Church of Jesus 1039 W. 13th Avenue Rev. Toby Rampa Rev. Lee Velasquez Service Sunday Service, 10:30, 12:00.
Sunday School, 9:30.
ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN 33 West 3rd Avenue Phone 733-2777 Rev. Paul Hansen Service ip- Sunday Services, 8:30, lb .7.
Sunday School 9:45.' '
APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH 1000 Kalamath Street Phone 222-2489 Rev. W. Rv Nibhols ;ServiceSunday: 11, 7:30; Sunday School^9y30;.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH 885 Delaware Street Rev. Marcus Bishop Rev. John Ventura Sunday Service9:00, Spanish Service; 10, Evening Service. Sunday School 10.
young children than any other contagious disease.- These iives -could be saved if- every child,- starting ..within. the first few- months of life,. were immunized against the, disease. 'Tetanus. is contracted by 30Q to 400 persons in the United' States ; every yean and over half of -, these persons^ die. Protection from-diphtheria, .whoop-.ing cough ^and. tetanus [ results from a ; complete series' of DPT vacci ne" beginning in infancy.
In summary, all; of1 the diseases studied in this survey are. preventable by' safe andi proven. immunization methods. The-- extent of these diseases in the future will depend upon the community level of immunity against each disease. This is a matter in which all adults can help by making sure that theiT children and themselves have received the necessary "shots."
First Avenue Presbyterian 120 West 1st Avenue Phone 777-5325 Rev. Al; J. Blomquist Service-Sunday Service 11, 6:30.
Sunday School 9:45.
ST. LEO THE GREAT West Colfax and Stout Street Phone 623-1803 Rev. Robert A. Banigan ServicesSunday Mass: 8:30, 11:30;
Week Days:. 7:00 p. m.
Holy Days: 8:30 a. m.4|7:00 p. m.
ST. JOSEPH
W. 6th Ave. and Galapago St.
Phone 534-4408 Rev. James Nugent, C Ss. R. Pastor
ServicesSunday Mass: 6,
7, 8:30, 10, 11:30.
Holy Days 6, 7, 8, 9, i2:15, 5:30.
ST. ELIZABETH 11th and Curtis Streets Phone '255-9556
Rev. Berard Giblin, OFM Pastor ServicesSunday Mass: 6,
8, 9:15, 11, 12:15.
Holy Days: 6, 7, 8, 9, 12:15.
FIRST SPANISH METHODIST 935 W. 11th Avenue Rev. Thomas Sepulveda ServiceSunday: 9:45, 11.
WESLEYAN COVENANT
525 West First Ave.
Rev. O. L. Crager Sunday Service, 7:00 p. m. Sunday School, 10:30 a. m.
Iglesia Bethel De Las Assem-bleas De Dios
West 2nd Ave. and Fox St. Rev. Vincente Rivera, Pastor Rev. Abel Rodriguez .ServiceSunday; 10:00.
FIRST BETHANY LUTHERAN 215 West 5h, Avfenue Phone 422-1298'
ReV: Fred A. Bloch | ServiceSunday .Service 'll. Sunday School 9:30.
DELIVERANCE TEMPLE I 738 Santa Fe Drive Phone 6213-4044 Rev." 3. Li Thompson Service Sunday: lfM 1-7:30
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ir670-/ IncxTsySireet y.-r.c : : William-': K- Linton,-^Pastor. SexvicerT^Sunday:/8:30, -9:40, 7:30. - : >
: | Sunday Schools! 0:50.
WESLEY METHODIST 465 Galdpfogo Street ReV; James Smith Service Sunday Service, 11. Sunday School 9:4o.
ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL 12Q West 2nd Avenue Phone 722"8781 Rev. David Minton ServiceSunday Service, II. Sunday School, 9:30.
Denver Inner City Protestant 910 Galapago Street Rev. Russell S- Williams Rev. O. K. Schlesselman Phone 266-9065 j