West side recorder, September, 1964

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Volume 1, Number 5
School Selt&
Children gather outside Elmwood School for registration day, September 9.
First ^graders; j?t_ St, Joseph Grade.. Scbool enter the school building for their first day of classes. Sister Mary Ellen, First Grade teacher, welcomes them. :
,_________________________________September, 1964
The new Min wood Coirirtiit-
.Elmwood School was built in 1887, when the streets west of Broadway were still designated by their old names. Its location at the comer of Gala-pago Street and West 7th Avenue was then known as South Water Street and 7th Avenue and so It remained until the renaming in 1903.
The original, eight room building cost the. taxpayers of Denver $35,837, that is $4,500 for lots, and $31,337 for the building. Eight years later attendance at Elmwood so far exceeded the capacity that a ten room addition was added at a cost of $21,029.
The members of the School Board of District 2 xrbthat time were C. W_ Cowell, President; J. J. Dunagan, C- G. Harkison, John L.. Dailey, and Frank Wheeler.
The first. Principal was A. D. Bailey, followed by I. C- Greenlee in 189 f, then N. P. Collins for a short time. Mr!- Homer Zirkle took up the reins about 1892 and held them until retirement in 1915. It is interesting to note that Elmwood had one of the first P; T. A.'s in the city of Denver..
A. C. Hunt was appointed fourth territorial governor of Colorado in May, 1867. At the
time A. C- Hunt was governor, the family lived ori(a 160 acre site south of tow$J a part of which is now Lincoln Park in West Denver. Originally a small red brick house, it was added to from time to time until the result was a comfortable, rambling, stpry and a half Victorian hotysje of fifteen rooms. It was trimmed in white peaked gipgerbtead work,, and French doors opened off the parlor onto a stone terrace. The approach to the house was from the north by a long winding avenue frorn the stagecoach road (Santa Fe) into town. The spacious lawn was landscaped with evergreens from the mountains and many ornamental trees and shrubs.
...Governor Hunt was an amateur experimental fdrmer. His experimentation in growing alfalfa and clover attracted widespread attention' and caused the homestead to be known as. ."Cloverside." In 1885, the homestead was sold to the city of Denver for Lincoln Park for $40,000. The residents of West Denver are still enjoying the trees planted by Governor j Hunt so many years ago-
This information was given to the RECORDER by Mrs. Velma Houghton, Historian, West Denver Auraria Historical Society.
Harry Over With Rio Grande 54 Years
For 54 years, boilermaker Harry Over worked. dssiduqus,-Iy for -the Rio Grande Railroad and for his wife arid family. On his-final day at-the Bum-ham Shop on July'31, fellow employees honored the long career, and members of his family also joined the celebration. Mrs. Over, their children John L., Harry Jr., William, Joe, and Mrs. Annie Marie Brehm of Commerce City, attended the event. Their other son George was unable to attend.- Eugene and Harry work for Public Service Co-, James, Joe, John and George work for Denver Public Schools, and William is an employee of the Denver Public Library. Numerous shop employees stopped to extend best wishes to the couple for a most enjoyable retirement life. Over joined the railroad on September 30, 191!, as rivet helper. He became a boilermaker apprentice in 1913 and a boilermaker in 1917, the job he held till his retirement. The Overs have lived on the West Side all their lives.
Work To Start Soon On Senior Citizens Homes
The Denver Housing Authority will start immediately wi%: demolition of buildings in the block north of Daley Park. Mr. James Fresques, Executive, Director of the Housing Authority, reports that the block bounded by Cherokee Street, West Irvington Place, Elati Street, and West Ellsworth Aynue will be cleared in order to build a 250-unit apartment house for senior citizens. The preliminary architectural plans are now being studied* and approval of the plans is expected soon.
Mr. Fresquez also indicated that the Housing Authority has applied for $483,000 under a recent housing bill to provide needed capital improvements which were omitted from existing buildings- This money will make it possible to put floor tile in 2000 units which now have only cement floors, and will also provide for added maintenance facilities and other necessary improvements.
Schools have just opened and for some of the little ones the first time to go on their own crossing busy streets. The younger children and even some of the older children in all the excitement of the first few weeks of school may not use the necessary Caution and forgef the adVipe of parents. It is up to the motorists to be more : alert around schools to help protect the children. During the summer with flashing lights off, motorists drove at regular speed through school areas. Watch all the signs, speed limit, school zone, and obey them. School, safetyi patrols will be in effect within a few days and the children must be taught to obey them. Fourteen percent of all pedestrian traffic casualties are school age children.
tee' of the West Side Improvement Association sent the petition which was- circulated i% the Elmwood area urging that a new Elmwood School be constructed at the earliest possible time to the Board of Education. The receipt of the peition was. acknowledged by Dr. Kenneth Qberholtzer, Superintendent of Schools. In his letter, Dr. Oberholtzer stated,
Castor Bean is Poisonous
Denver gardeners may very well be asking tor trouble it triey plant a familiar ornamental plant- It's the Castor bean! The large leafed annual grows from 3 to 10 feet high and is a striking specimen, but ever/ glossy star shaped .leaf or seed contains a strong poison known as Ricin. A single castor bean, if chewed, has caused death. The leaves are also toxic. The Director of the Poison Control Center in the Denver General Hospital, Dr. John Connell, reports the first case of. the. fall season has already occurred; A two-year-old boy chewed on a seed, and was given emergency treatment at Denver General Hospital. "As of this report he is improving," says Dr._ Connell, "but even a partially chewed bean can-cause severe illness, or even death, Jif not detected gnd treated immediately."
Dr. Connell says the poison symptoms take from one to three days to develop and include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, abdominal pains, drowsiness and dis-orientation.
The Castor bean is about 1-3 of an inch long and is usually covered with a glossy black coat, occasionally spotted with gray or brown. It is fatal to dogs as well as humans, should they chew it or the leaves. Oddly enough, even though the Castor bean is the source of Castor Oil, the processing removes the Ricin and castor oil is one of man's oldest medicines. The Poison Control Center is on a 24-hour emergency call basis. The phone is 244-6969.
vThe mditer of a new Elmwood School has received previous consideration by the ddmiriistrative staff and the Board of Education, and it continues to be among the schools where possible construction or change might be affected." He also suggested that some representatives of the New Elmwood Committee appear at a meeting of the Board of Education, and that the committee would be afforded an oooortun-ity to present their views on this important matter. Acting on this suggestion, Salvador Delgado, Earl McCoy and Iris Hewiings attended the first Board of Education meeting of the 1964-65 school year- During the meeting the petition was read to the members of the Board and Iris Hewiings as spokeswoman for the New Elmwood Committee was invited to present the views of the committee. After her statement, Dr. Oberholtzer said the school budget for' this year has already been spent on the new school in Bear Valley and that there are 16 old schools in Denver in the same category as Elmwood, but the petition would receive their consideration.
Parents of Elmwood students are urged to support, the New Elmwood Committee by attending and participating in school, functions.
Raise Money For Kennedy Library
Terri and Debbie Lopez, ages 7 and 8, both students at Fairmont Elementary School, held a popsickle sale recently. The purpose was to raise money for the Kennedy Library Foundation. Terri and Debbie became interesed in the project after their mother, Mrs. Rose Lopez of 355 Elati Street, read-them an article about the Foundation. The girls made and sold their popsicles, mostly to children their own age, but both children and adults aided in the project.
The sale lasted two weeks and netted $7.00 for the Kennedy Library Foundation.
The love of reading enables a man to exchange the wearisome hours of life which come to everyone for hours of delight-
The Board of Directors of the West Side Improvement Association, at their last meeting on August 20, authorized the establishment of a Library Committee to work for improved services at Byers Library. PTA's in th&:neighborhood have been asked to send representatives. Othc-Mnterested residents are invited to join the committee to : help with plah-nmg and working for a better library.

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September, 1964'
Sponsored by West Side Improvement Association
Office:1 768 Santa Fe Drive Phone 244-3301
Editor: Marv E. Larkin Staff:
Rose Gomez. Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard.

Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gar-| oia, 458 Inca Street and their family spent two weeks in August visiting; and sightseeing in California and Mexico-They met their son Robert Rodriguez at his base in San Diego. Robert accompanied them to Ensenada and retufned to his station where he. left aboard the U. S. S. Richard 'B Anderson, August 5th. He is a radar man with the U. S. Navy. At present he is serving in Viet Nam. Another son Ruben Rodriguez has recently returned to his homep after serving overseas for 22 months, having been stationed in Ha--waii and a tour of duty as far as Hongkong. Ruben was a machinist mate third class and was awarded the A-Ward Certificate by his Commanding Officer! Both boys have been in the Navy since their graduation from West High in 1962.
One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to Disneyland. The Garcias have a lasting reminder'of their trip and all the 'places they visited with nine rolls of .colored film, which they -A^a^e -shown tb neighbors and friends,
David .Ayila/V 6Q6 Mariposa, Tom Cruz, %lt)7 'Wtf6th Avenue, and
Place, Took part;ih-Meariing, up another block in^District 4 on Saturday,--September.; 12.. Haiv old'-s Shamrock Service Station,, W. 5th Aventie -. and. Kalarnath, supplied,;.a: truck cmdr U-lrfau! SGppliedrthe trailer,- -§ r. S Sm
Sunday, Au ! Mrs. Esther Risack and daugb ter Gloria of 132 Galapago street, had a wonderful vacation. They visited Mrs. Ri-sack's parents and family in Old Mexico, Mr., and Mrs. Avarit Garcia of 51 Raphael, Olevia Mexico. They also visited Mrs. Risack's sister Mrs. Antonio Blata Heroes de Batear-na Pacubaya, Mexico City. Mr. Risack had to; stay home and keep the home fires burning, while the family was in Mexico. He has a barber shop at |76 Elati street and is. an active West Sider.
Richard F.- Patterson, 358 Inca, returned home after being hospitalized for a couple of weeks and is now able to receive visitors. Mr. Patterson; always an active, up-and-do-ing man, doeslTt care for this take-it-easy recommendation.
Mr. and Mrs. Luby Apodaca and family have moved from 1251 'Lipan Street to their hew; home at 4236 Raritan. Jimmy will continue to. attend. Mullen High and Jeanette has reurndd j to St. Elizabeth's.' Mrs. Apodaca arid her mother, Mrs. Pacheco; were instrumuental in getting the petition sighed for the street light in the 1200 block on Lipan Sreet.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Over, 268 Inca, are great-grandparents for the first time. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roberts, welcomed their first child,' a boy. Mrs. Roberts is the granddaughter of the Overs.
Reuben Gomez, Jr., 720 West 4th Avenue, has been accept-ted as a sophomore by Colorado State College. Reuben at present, is looking for a roommate to share an apartment while he is attending school at Greeley.
To those of us' who have for many' months urged clean up and who try to lower the fire hazards in this district, we can -report that one of the worst -fire hazards in the neighborhood is being demolished. It is an old store in the 1100 block on 13th Avenue. This building has had a series of fires in. the past three years, each fire leaving the building in a more inflamable condition. No matter how the building was boarded up children have gotten inside and it has been indeed, a great menace to the neighborhood. We are happy to report that, the building is being demolished, and we hope that this will help in the clean up and spruce up of the West Side.
Lila Ulbrich, a long-time resident of the West Side,-is re-' ported steadily improving after- a lengthy illness. /
.' 'Mrs., Felibertp Rodriguez, 364 in.cai is a patient at Presbyter-. ian\HospitaL Kirs', RoffigSez wcjuld enjoy cards and'VisL jors, A vr' T
; ;{cTha'South Denver Civic -Association held a Tuneheori on September 9 at- the Park Lane Hotel. Daniel Hoffman, Manager of Safety, was the speaker. The Association held a dinner meeting on September 16 at the Wellshire Inn, with Byron Lopp as guest speaker. His topic was "Raising Your Sights for the Space Age,"
Mrs. Schoenberg of 1248 Lipan Street entertained as house guests her nephew from Atwater, California, and some friends from Pueblo.
Help Needed For Your Community
Would the. younger members of this community,. preferably from the 5th. to 8th grade, like to deliver this paper in your own 'block or even two. blocks, with permission.. of your parents.
We are having a bit of troublewith distribution. The paper- is: published only once a month and would be brought to your home.. Sorry there is no money in the budget to pay but is a ,fine community contribution and a. gesture-of' good citizenship. It- +akes- not more than fifteen minutes for one block. How about, it?.. Call 244-3301. If there is mpre than one volunteer for a block, all the .better. Four hands are faster, than two, or you can change -off. 'Tf in school you get points on citizenship, surely this should boost your score. Each house or business within the West Side Improvement Association gets a copy.
Let us know, will you please?
Auraria Community Center is buzzing again with plans 'forMhe fall activities. One of our exciting new programs will be a prescnool program for three and four year olds. Trie preschool will be held in the Auraria Hall each' Tuesday and Thursday morning between 9:00 and T1: 15.- The group will ube ; limited to 15 children, so that each child will be- assured of a good time. An experienced preschool teacher is to join our staff f6r this program- We're all looking forward to good times with the kids'this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Churchill of 1209 Lipan street had as recent dinner .guests her daughter and family, Mr. and MrsJ Stark of Fort Collins,
Mary Louise Quintana of 1223 Lipan Street is back from Elephant Rock# Palmer Lake, Colorado. She had a wonderful vacation.
Rev. Hector Franco, 1204 Mariposa Street, has completed his teaching, assignment at Denver University and has returned to Sterling, Colorado, where he teaches modem languages at the Sterling Public Schools. and: at Northeastern Junior College, .7 Their daughter and her husband Will remain at their home at 1204 Mariposa.
Appear on Radio
During the month of August, several members of the New Elmwood Committee of the West Side I Improvement Association took the Elmwood story to, the general public by means oF radio.' Appearing an station KFSC!were I Mrs. Drew.Hew-li&gs, 837' Santa FA'Driy/ Mrs.-F^H''''CHdcori,;-666 Fg$c Street,; Mir- Salvador-.Delgado, 4£l:F,ox Street, and Mr! Greg:-:Garcid,. a. resident, of The.area now living in-Louviers.- j All told,-thirteen--broadcasts were made about Elmwood by.KFSC during August. This month, the station's: paper, -iT-Mundo de KFSC, had a front-page- story on Elmwood with pictures of Mrs: Chacon and Mr. Delgado.
Police-Citizens Meet Planned
The West Side Improvement Association is trying to arrange a Police and Citizens meeting for the latter part of October. These meetings with the Captain of this precinct and several officers are one of the best means to have the many questions answered about police procedure. These meetings are the best source of finding out the area patrolled,' why the police stop to question individuals or groups what they do in specific cases, and problems involving juveniles. In fact, any question you ask regarding police work will be answered. Time will be given to private discussion after The meeting.
These men come to: meetings on invitation and when we invite guests it is up to us to be there. These officers return to duty after the meeting or are giving up their own time to be there. Special notices will be sent to" each member of the West Side Improvement Association whose
District 4 Meeting
District 4 of the West,. Side Improvement Association meets on Tuesday, September 22, at the Apostolic Faith Church; 1000 Kalarnath Street, at 7:30 p. m. The topic lor discussion is possible Health and Hospital inspection \ of The argg.T A representative of the: 'Department of Health and Hospitals will be present. District 4 includes an area bounded on the north by W. 12th Avenue, Drive, on the South by W. 8jth on the east by Santa Fe Avenue, and on the west by Mariposa. Also included m District 4 is the block bounded on the south by W. 8th Ave nue, by Navaio on the west W. 9th Avenue on the north and Mariposa oh the east.
District 31 meets on Thursday, September 24 at the Inner City Protestant Parish at W .9th and Galapago, at 7:30 p in. ^he topic for discussion is the progress of the district during the,year ar^d plans for.the coming year. District, 3 is bounded on the, north by W. 1.2th Aventte/ ori" The .. .east by? Speer .Boulevard, on the south by .W,-,8th $.venue,, and on the west, by; Santa Fe..privet.... '\'}X
name is on our mailing lisLCity, Minn.
Fifteen. Denver-area youths are returning to their 'seminary studies this weekr to prepare themselves to be Redemptorist priests or Brothers-'
Eight parishes of the archdiocese are represented.
ST. JOSEPH'S (Redemptorist) parish accounts for six of the seminarians.: Frater James Whalen, C. SS. R,> son of Mr. Howard Whalen, 645 Fox St., enters his first year of- theology in the Redemptorist .major seminary, OconomOwOc, Wis.
Two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Welte., 448 Bannock Street, resume their studies. Daniel enters his first year of college and ^Robert his junior year of high school.
John Mendoza, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everet Mendoza, 929 W. 7th avenue, starts his freshman year in high school-' Brother Richard Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. A1 Clark, 922 W. 4th avenue, was invested in the Redemptorist garb Aug. 1 and is now making his novitiate in Mt. St. Clement's College, De Soto, Mo.
Joseph Candelaria, son of Mrs. Delia Canctelaria, returns Sept-. .8 for his junior year in the preparatory school for Redemptorist Brothers in Pine
. We' are planning clubs and small group fun for element-tary school age youngsters. Junior High and Senior High young people.
For the high school girls we hope that their groupYriigfit have some special plans, .around keep fifcT classes 'and charm instruction. This wffl be d chance to learn some new tricks in hair styling,-, for instance. We're hoping to open a teen-ednteen On Thursday evenings in', the Hall. More announcements of this will come later.
For adults we.. are planning some clubs and classessome repeats from interestingjjdlubs -of v last. year. ; On October T4 tlje adult sowing class will be-. g]n;-at 9:00 a- m, in tho- Auraria -Hdlk-Thi' tedoher will come frdm Opportunity School. There is a $1.00 registration fee for this class which will last until spring- This is a really good chance to get some individual and ? small group instruction on sewing hints. We must have a minimum of 12 registrants to keep the class, so tell your friends. -
The Auraria Women's club will begin its meetings on Wednesday evening, September 16th. We hope that all the old. members will be present and bring some of their friends. Weil'be thinking of activities for the near future- The Senior men" and women's groups-will be starting soon as Well as the ADG Mothers' Club.
A new adult activities will be-. The availability of the wood shop open on Wednesday evenings for bpth adult meii and women who would like vtp use it Danrell May will be in charge. If anyone is, looking fOr; projects^^ for^^ Christmas presents or general tun this is^d; chance to ..get Tt, .. Perhaps the Women's CluB" "will' vantage, of this pccgsipugljy. Remembei', this is.,'only 'for
qdulfe'! V
Aggih- this vear: we're 'looking foiwdrd to; at -least-:.two special education groups -as-we had in previous-years. There will be one group in the morning and one in the} afternoon to accommodate the different school hours that the kids have. We'll .know the exact time when you come to register- ^ Remember, if there are children not in school, they are also eligible to join the club.
Basketball will begin on Tuesday evening, September 22 at the .Greenlee ,gym. Vem Wilson will be in charge again. There will be some intramural play as the year rolls along.
One of the highlights of Auraria's activities each month is the Family Night. We'll be seeing you and your entire family on the second Friday of each month in Auraria Hall. As we plan these events you will be receiving some special notification, and announcements in the newspaper. This is a good chance to have fun and get to know our neighbors better.
We're planning the registration for September 30, October 1 and 2. Remember that children under 12 who come to register must be accompanied by their mom or dad. Hours
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School Youth Activity Recreation.
West Side School P. T. A. Meetings
Baker Junior High
Community study halls in the Baker area .will be announced in September. Information regarding location and meeting time will be .made available to both pupils, and parents.
Community study hall, attendance is voluntary. Parents who are worried about the safety of their children may take the- children to the study hall, stay with them or return for them.
The purpose of the study hair is to do homework or make-up work with qualified tutors and reference materials for all pupils who need this assistance- The school will welcome parent cooperation in maintaining good supervision and- attendance habits so that pupils can receive full benefit of. an-. additional place to study.
A form will be sent home with each pupil for parent approval. It is hoped that many children will/- take advantage of this opportunity.
Baker Junior High
Summer Reading Program
Baker Junior High School has carried on a- summer reading program, in an attempt; to raise their interest level in various subjects arid also to increase their vocgbulary. de-. velopmerit. Several letters were sent'.to all Baker students; to encourage them tp read^qrid to list they number of books which they have read during the summer. A : minimum of eight books? -Was.' required, to; qualify for a-:-Library. :;.Beadin^. Certificate.-* i The majority, of orir students? have" meririhia^e-quireriient; The Baker: P.- T^A* will recognize'-'the;? 'certificate, winners at a Certificate Award Social, toj be 'heldfin the cafeteria 'sometime v during^ the month o£-Qctober. ,:r iSvthe P. T. A7s way- of' redogpizina pupil's initiative in : the reading area.
Baker Junior High Citizenship Program, September 17th
1. Boy Scouts (in uniform) Color Guard ritual and pledge of allegiance by audience.
2. National AnthemBaker Band Director, Mr. Rudoff.
3. IriHuction of 1964r65 Student Council by Mr. Wright, Principal.
Head GirlLinda Maes .. Head Boy-Lonnie Lovato
Ex CouncilSandra Barron Pat Hernandez Gregory Dyes Richard Vigil
4. Guest speaker-Mrs. Paul Muny- "I Am An American/'
5. Heritage Documents on
stage. j 1
-Honor GuardBoy Scout
6. Citizenship DayConstitution Day.
Boy Scout Day and their
meaningMrs. Cadwell 7
7. Patriotic Songs^7th grade lose. Director, .Mr. Bridge.
Summer Reading
During the summer 89 children enrolled in the Summer Reading. Program. Most of the children attended regularly and were supervised in recreational reading and learning phonics. The children were students from Fairmont and nearby schools. ~
About 2000 hours of volunteer help was given. Miss Pearl Queree formerly the principal pf Edison school,-and*the principal and teachers from Fairmont gave time to. help the children with /reading improvement.
For the school year, twelve teachers, under the leadership of Miss/ Maiy Fair, have acrreed to give voluntary help on their own time to tutor children in reading and arithmetic before school 'hours.
Fairmont Recreation Center
Fairmont Recreation Center resumed activities on September 14. The Center is located at West Third Avenue and Elati Street, a location it shares With Fairmont, School Among the programs this fall are boxing basketball and tap dancing. There will be some program expansion in October. Fairmont Recreation Center is open after school and in the evening.. Fori, further information, contact Mr- Cisneros: ->he director.
St. Elizabeth's
St- Elizabeth Grade School began. classes on Friday, Sep-llmbbr li. About 180 students Leaders Needed For Girl Scouts
Many girls in puf ,neighborhood are denied, the wonderful experience of girl scouting because of a lack of' adult leadership. Not only do the girls learn to do useful things, the adults who work with the girls often- gain much valuable knowledge and skills that could not Be learned in any other organization. Training courses for adults will start during the month of September. Get your training early by registering for the first class. Any adult, male or female, who is willing to spend 16 hours in a very informative training course,. then spend one hour per week assisting girls in being happy and useful citizens may contact Mrs. Loretta Rhym,. 1338 Navajo Street, Telephone number 255-4910. Here is a list of schools included in this neighborhood: Evans/ Greenlee, Elmwood, Fairmont, Alameda, Emerson, Sherman, Dora Moore, St- Cajetan's, St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph, St. Johns Lutheran, St. Francis de Sales, Baker Junior High, Byers Junior High, Morey Junior High and West High.
Baker Junior High P.T.A. Program
September 247th Graders Parents, 7:30 p. m.
October 15Back to School, 7:30 p. m.
November 12Health Education, 7:30 p. m- -
November 19All School Show 7:30 p. m. ,
December 17 Christmas Play, 7:30 p. m. -- December 18 Dessert for Teachers, 11:45 a. m.
, February- 18 : Father Son Night, 7:30 p. m-
March 9Equal 'Educational Opportunity, 7:30 p. m.
April- 21School Community Day, 7:30 p. m.
May 6 Mother Daughter Program, 2:00 p. m. (Installation.
Board Meetings, 1:15room 103-
September 17 October'8 November 5
December 10 (1:15 pot luck) January 14
February 11 (Founders' Day Luncheon)
March 2 April 14 May 13
Mr. Wright, Principal; Mr. Shannon, Assistant Principal; Mrs. Lindsay, President of Baker P. T. A.; Mrs. Joe, Secretary of the P. T- A., attended the August meeting of the Las Casitas and Sun Valley Tenant Council. s .The Baker P-, T. A. played hostess' to the area. Executive P. T. A. Boards- Mrs. George Swallow, Denver County Council President...and Mrs-. Shelly Rhym brought the area president's'packets and explained their contents.
Friday, September 11th, the Baker P. T. A- served coffee and rolls to the teachers and staff of the; school as a welcome back arid get acquainted time.
The Board of Managers of Baker Junior High School P.T. A. will meet September 17 at 1:15' in room 103. Please come.
The first meeting of the Baker P. T. A. will be September 24th at 7:30 p. m- This meeting is d good opportunity fpr all pqrents .to hear Bakers program and to acquaint the 7th grade parents with the teachers. .
Nine new teachers have been added to the faculty of Baker Junior High School for the beginning of the school year. The majority of the teachers and staff are those! who have been at Baker in: past years. New teachers, and their assignments are: Mr. 4.mundson, Mathematics; Mrs-Camey, English; Mr. Esquibel. English, Reading; Mrs. Garwood, Vocal Music; Mrs. McDowell, Special Education; Mrs. Jackson, English; Business Education; Mr. Lindquist, Mathematics; Miss STayden, Physical Education; Miss Wright, Personal Typewriting.
West High P.T.A.
"Back To School Night" will be held October 7th at 7:45 p. m. This night has been set aside especially for parents to
meet the teachers early in the year and\ to learn about some of the facility of the school- We urge all West High parents and their friends to attend this meeting and sincerely hope your interest .will continue throughout the. year. The following is the schedule for general P.T.A. meetings: November 4 January 13 February 3 March 3 April 7 "May 5
These meetings will all be held at 7:45 p. m. exdept the May meeting which will be held at 12 noon.
Board of Managers meetings will be held at l:i5 pm- in the Social Room on the following dates:. September 23, October 28, January 6, February 24, March 24, and April 21.
Please mark the above .dates on your calendars now. Remember. the P. T. A. needs the' support of all parents to help our children grow into happy, useful adults. The activnco-operation of homes, school, and community wijll be a source of pride for us all.
Greenlee P T.A.
These are the | scheduled dates for P.T.A. programs at Greenlee:
3:30 p.m.September 23 -' Get Acquainted Tea
7:00 p.m.^--October 21
Back to School Nigh 2:00 p.mNovember 18;. Parent. Education
2:15 p.m.-^Decerriber 22 /.
H 'Christmas Program;
^ 2:00 rir:rii./^-January 20 ?
Parent Education
3:p0vp.m.February 17 r; Kriow^YLpur; Gommunity
3:00 p-m.March 17- /Using.. Services- ik: Your-Community
'7;30 p.mApril .21^- r
. Father-Son Nighi 2:30 p.m.-V-May 19r;-'
Mother-Daughter Tee The Board of Managers meetings will ."be held at 1:00? p.m.. in the lunchroom. The dates are as follows: October 14, November 18, December 16, January 20, February 10, March 10, April 21, and May 12-
We are extending a special invitation to all parents to attend these meetings and take an active part. Your children, your school, and your community will be proud of you and you will be proud of yourself. Please mark all of the above dates on your calendar and plan to spend them with your P.T.A.
Fairmont School
On September 23 the Board of Managers of the PTA will have theiij first meetitng of the new officers. At that time a Library Chairman will be selected to'work with the West Side Improvement Association Library Committee for help to Byers Library- A Pot-Luck Dinner for parents is scheduled for October 19-
It is expectedthat about 300 children will earn certificates for their participation in the Vacation Reading Program of the Public Library. Special re-
cognition will, be given at a. school. assembly. .
Approximately 100 new stu-.. dents have, transferred to Fair- J., mont School from other schools ... in Denver and out. of state.
Several new teachers are- -begriming their duties at Fair- mont this fall. Miss Nancy, Harder and Miss Caroline Mil- -., ler come. from New York, and!; : Miss Terry Douglas and Mrs, Jean -McKnight are from Texas... Mrs. Maxine McDermott will join the faculty as half-time. gym teacher .arid will also .con--' tinue working with the Fairmont -Recreation Center.
Boys' Club
Boys Club Enjoys Mountains
The Boy's Club of Denver,... Inc., treated 200 boys to "high country" camping at Camp Audubon, west of Ward, Colq~.. rado. Activities included hijc-r-ing, fishing, canoeing, archery/ wood cutting, inside basketball and roller skating, movies*. ping-pong, horseshoes, softball, group athletics qricl; games.
The 10,000 foot high camp on Lake BrainOrd was operated from Auguust 10, 1964, until September 4, 1964, and scheduled 50./club members each week- of- the four, week operation- Some of the older meW bers of the Boys/ Club acted! as Junior Counsellors and five volunteers from Lowry Air Base; were Senior Counsellors.
Isabell Glacier arid .' four mountain lakes are withiri short hiking distance of the-camp with some of the most
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The boys were;'housed "Cabin Row," where six boysu arid a counsellor occupied -each. 'of'eiijht:'log Cabirisi v-The- din--' inghallarid ^kiteheri' provided?: plenty ;bf vgbod food--for :>the.* hungry boys. J:
Boys' Club of Denver*: Inc...~ Fall Program . :
. The new / fall' brbgrarih:* %ill-. start at the Boysf Club on^Sep^ 'tember 2/1, bit ,which 4imb> ?it;-will offer members- riew^programs such as art, photography, touch football,- new aria; and crafts projects, and. arxi awards program to honor regular attending members. VA&-the new program goes into. effect, so. do the club hoyrs*. 3:00 to 5:00 p. m., 6:45 p. m-to 9::00 p. m. Monday through* Friday, and Saturdays 10:00* a. m. to 3:30 p. m. Office: hours are from 9:00 a. m- to' 5:00 p. m., Monday, through Friday.
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of registration will be 9-12 each morning, 1-5 each afternoon, and 7-9:00 each evening. Family membership for an entire-year of activities is $1.50. Adult membership is $1.00.
Young people from preschool-to 13 years old is only ,25c. From ,13-16 years old the. fee is 50c, and from 17-18 years old the fee is 75c- Come and register early and be part of the fun at Auraria Community Center. '

September, 1964
Rage Four
United Materials
The United Materials, lqcat-ed on the Soutnwest comer ot Speer Blvd. and 14th Avenue, has been one of the firms active in business in this area tor a number of years. This company was founded in 1923 -Iby Ernest W. Kugler, who is -^low the senior member of the sfirm and is still active. The ^business is now going into the second generation with his ^son, William E. Kugler, who entered the firm in 1958.
This company first moved into the neighborhood in January 1937 and has done business here ever since. They ^handle many building materials but are best known as qme of Denver's older and" largest Roofing and Waterproofing' Contractors,
During their history they &crve observed many changes <3Q this area- For example they remember when the West ^side of Speer Blvd. was little -&iore than a wide country road ''with no bridge across Cherry C^reek and very little traffic.
Several years after they Amoved into this area the 14th -^Avenue Bridge was built ^across Cherry Creek at Speer >MvdL and was a great im-t provement to this section of
'The United Materials has Ibeen interested and helpful in 8he voluntary clean-up pro- Setter Business Bureau
Corona Mortuary
Corona Moruary, 1451 Kala-math Street, is a businss with a long history in that location. The present owners, Alfonso Esquibel and Donald Cisneros, purchased the firm two years ago. It had previously been the Hackethal-Noonan Mortuary, established 47 years earlier.
The present owners oi the mortuary live on the West Side. Alfonso Esquibel, of 543 Cherokee Street, is r married and has three children. He is a licensed funeral director and enbalmer, with a degree from the St. Louis School of Mortuary Science, where he -graduated with honors- He had twelve years experience with another funeral home before becoming a partner in the Corona Mortuary.
Donald Cisneros, the other partner in the firm, was married recently, and has moved to a home at 1411 Lipan Street-He attended the College of the Ozarks, and plans to study for a degree in mortuary science. in California. Mr. Cisneros is a notary public, and is. a son of the Rev. David Cisneros. Two of his sisters are attending Adams State College.
Corona Mortuary employs Abe Martinez, of 1411 Lipan Street, and several other people work there on a part-time basis. A number of improvements to the, building have Ippen corh'plefed, including a new front and ,heating system, bind .other- improvements are planned.
"We like to think of- ourselves as a community mortuary," said Mr. Cisneros, "serving everyone without regard to religion or race- We hope to grow with the West
issues Warnings!
Residents of the area are ',aramed by the Rocky Mountain Reiter Business Bureau to ana-Syxe carefully any mail or "vtadkages containing unordered ^merchandise they may receive, ^especially if it is accompanied Itey a request for donation or payment.
Such mailings will be flooding the area soon, and contain address stickers, neckties, pens, il '-allets, Christmas cards, and f Dan Bell, general manager of the Bureau, says that this cype df promotion garners millions of dollars annually from ^donations made by people who would rather send a few -bucks to salve their conscience -Her keeping, the merchandise ^ian they would to send it -kxick." Bell said that promot-( rs of this scheme get from : sixty to ninety cents of every ^dollar contribued.
| "There is no obligation to Vbe recipient unordered merchandise to either pay for it or xejum it," Bell said. "If you Pte&l "guilty about keeping or : Ksirig the item received, we ^suggest you hold on to it far a ~ treasonable time, and if it isn't 1 caRed'for in person then you '--dispose of It as you wish. If dt Should be called for (it never risfc, you have a right to charge ~ whatever your rates are for \storage df urrordered merchandise*."
In a more serious vein, the urges, "Before you donate to cm unknown or questionable appealinvestigate."
Reading Courses Offered By D. U.
Reading improvement courses for children and tor adults will be offered again this fall in the Extension Division non-credit program at the University of Colorado Denver Center, 1100 14th Street.
Hallack McCord, well-known Denver communications expert who has taught the courses for a number of years, said that classes for young people from grades three through twelve will meet on Saturday afternoons, beginning September 19.
Two classes for adults have started, one on Monday evenings and another on Wednesday evenings.
Other personal advancement courses offered include English, speech and memory improvement, vocabulary building, personality courses, and "How to Study in College."
Further information about these and other noncredit courses may be obtained at the center or by phoning 244-6081.
Rummage Sale To Be Held The Women's Auxiliary -of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 126 W. 2nd Ave., will have a rummage sale and snack bar on Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9, from 8 a-m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Episcopalian Society for Cultural and Racial Unity (ESCRU) and for Indian work of the Church.
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Just happened .to dial in on police officer Joe Hale during an interview. One comment made by Officer Hale keeps returning to mind... "One of a police officer's jobs is to keep the greedy and selfish people from taking advantage of the law abiding citizens." Very well said, Officer Hale.
Praise the Lord and pass some poverty money to build a new Elmwood School.
Spare me any more sermons, lectures or reminders on morality and responsibility- I read where the Denver Public Schools will permit pregnant girls (under .18). They must leave school of course, to return to classes after the baby is bombutthev must not have the responsibility of a child. Whose responsibility is it?
A time for rejoicing for thej parents of youngsters returning to school. At least for a few hours they will be out from underfoot and the inevitable,' "there's nothing to do, where can I go?"
This is strictly a community paper, non political and non
partisan. That's why we do ipt endorse any elective candidate or issue. However, we do urge, beg, and plead that our citizens go to the polls and exercise your privilege of voting for1 the candidate of your choice. Thank Divine. Providence we live in a country vhere there is absolute freedom to vote.
Yes Junior for the 15th time I am positive that topless swim suits and/or evening gowns will not become popular in our country.
A bouqeut to the clergymen in our area. We are indebted o them for many things. Carrying our announcements in their bulletins, attending our meetings, making their facilities available for meetings. All of them have been most cooperative. The only way to make real progress is by teamwork, that means you and me :0o.
Shades of censorship. I am old enough to enjoy reminiscing, I recall the first out of own message received by my youngest. A postcard"Dear
Mama and Daddy, I am having a good time, I sin every day at the kuntree club and its lots of fun- I hope you and Daddy can come up soon so you can go sinning every \ day to." Mama and Daddy preferred to SWIM in the local pools. (The kid doesn't spell much better even today).
So many similar remarks this summer about TV programs. They stink, stank, stunk. Incorrect grammar but believe me I knew what the people meant. As a suggestion why not go to your Byers Branch Library, take out a book or two and meet the librarian, Miss Ellen Heacock: If bi§ things come in small packages is true, then Miss 'Heacock. is a huge bundle of helpfulness with sincere interest in this community.
Just read an ad- Extra large 2 bedrooms.,..attached garage.. Won't lash I hope it lasts ong enough to move in and get settled before crumbling or na^be the ad meant someone would buy quickly. Take your choice.
This writer Had an opportunity to see Glory, granddaughter of Man O War work put as a riding horse- I also interviewed her new owner Sharon. E. Larkin,: a very thrilled young lady with a beautiful, sleek lined animal. I hoped to interview Sharon's mother but I overheard a remark, "Why couldn't; my interested in .goldfish instead of horses?" Congratulations Sharon and may you and Glory have many glorious years of association.
Several business people in this area have inquired about advertising in the West Side Recorder- So far, we have been able to struggle along with the cost. However, we may have to carry some advertising or some other means to help offset the cost of printing, cuts for pictures, etc. As you know, all the editing, proofing, leg work and gasoline to get copy, distribution and the many hours of work is voluntary. Did you notice the grade of newsprint is just a little bit heavier this month? We try to bring you the best on a very limited budget.
No Further Mayor-Citizens Meetings To Be Held
Tom Currigan, Mayor of Denver, has decided to hold no further Mayor-Citizen meetings due to lack of attendance and apparent lack of interest on the part of citizens. The last meeting held in North Denver only two weeks ago attracted about a dozen people. We point .with pardonable pride to the meeting held in Baker Jr. High last winter on a below zero night. There were well over a hundred and fifty people in attendance. Your West Side Improvement Association sent out notices. Members assisted by offering transportation to their neighbors.
Our West Siders are not A only interested in their own community but in their city as well.
Mr. Mcfyor, perhaps you will meet with us again.
The recent survey of vaccination levels (as reported in the last issue of this paper) revealed a serious need for children and adults to be protected against diphtheria, whopping cough, lock jaw, smallpox and polio.
One of the greatest threats to a family's happiness is disease. These dangerous diseases can be prevented by vaccination. Children and young babies need this protection. Adults need periodic booster vaccinations throughout life. Take your family to your doctor if you need these vaccinations. Families who are unable to pay for these vaccinations can get them through the Immunization Clinic at 760 Cherokee street, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.