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WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 1, Number 8
Churches
Schedule
Christmas
Services
Special Christmas programs are being planned by most West Side churches for the week before Christmas. Below is a list of churches with scredules of Christmas programs.
Church of God, 5th and Fox Street: Annual Christinas Pro gram presented by youth of the church, Friday, December 18, 7:45 p- m. No church ser* vice on Christmas Day.
West Side Christian Church, 670 Inca Street: Annual Christmas Program presented by children of the Bible Class, Sunday, December 20. A Cantata will be presented by the choir on Christmas Eve. Special services scheduled for Christmas Day.
St. John's Lutheran Church, 33 West 3rd Avenue: Christmas Program presented by Sunday School children December 20 and 24, 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Service, 11:00 p.m., Chrismas Eve. 11:00 a.m. services Christmas Day.
First Mennonite Church, 885 Delaware Street: Christmas Program by the Sunday School followed by a Candlelight Service on December 20, 7:00 p. m. No church service on Christmas Day.
Wesley Covenant Church, 525 West Jst Avenue: Christmas Program' 'V&riUnciatiori to Mary" December 20, 7:00 p. m. No church ; service oh Christmas Day. 6
First Avenue Presbyterian Chufch, 120 West 1st Avenue: Choir Candlelight Vesper Service, December 20, 7:00 p.m. Sunday School Christmas Pro-' gram, December 22, 7:30. p.m. Special worship'service Christmas Day, 9:0Q a.m.
Apostolic Church of Jesus, 1039 West 13th Avenue: Christmas Program presented' by youth of church, Christmas Eve at 7:30 p. m. Christmas Day Services at Apostolic Church of Jesus, 2618 West '66h Avenue, 7:30 p.m.
St. Leo the Great Church, West Colfax and- Stout; Street: No special programs planned. Services Christmas Day 8:30 :a.m- 7:00 p.m.
St. Jpseph's Catholic Church, West 6th Avenue and Gala-pago Street; Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve. Services Christmas Day 6, 7, 8, 9; 12:15; 5:30.
St. Elizabeth's Church 11th and Curtis Street: Midnight Mass Christmas Eve. Services Christmas Day 7, 8, 9, 10:30r*. 12:0(X 7;0ff pirn.
St^Cajetah's Catholic Church': 9th and Lawrence Street: Midnight Mass. Service's Christ-' mas Day 7,'3, 9/ 10:30; 12:00; 7:00 p.m.
.First Spanish Methodist 'Church, 935 West 11th Avenue: Special^ Christmas Services December 20, 11:00 a.m. No church services on Christmas Day..
Iglesia Bethel de las Assem-hleas de Dios, West 2nd Avenue and Fox Street:. Christmas Day1 services, 7:30 p.m.
Apostolic Faith Church, 1000 Kalamath Street: Special church
December, 1964
gram,. Sunday, December 20 9:30 a. m. No. church service-on Christmas Day.
Wesley Methodist Church, 465 Galapago Street: Christmas Program by adult and children's groups of the church, December 20, 7:00 p.m! Christmas Eve Communion Service 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No church service on Christmas Day.
Inner City Protestant Parish, 910 Galapago Street: Christmas Play "Christmas on Galapago Street" presented by children of the parish, Sunday, December 20, 4=00 p.m. Christmas carols and refreshments for all. Everyone is invited to a Christmas Eve Fellowship Dinrier 9:00 p.m. December 24 followed by a Candlelight Ser-| vice at 11:00 p.m- No church service on Christmas Day.
Deliverance Temple, 738 San-, ta Fe Drive: December 24, Christmas Program,; 7:30 p.m. No church service on Christmas Day,.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 126 West 2nd Avenue: December 20, Children's Service 430. p-rh. followed, by party and talent show for children of church. December 21, 'Episcopal Church women : evening group Christmas Party, 8:00 -p. in.'-.' December. 24, Midnight Communion 11:30 p.m.-. ,. Communion. Service Christmas Day 1 OfOO a.m-
- Metropolitan Baptist- Church,
910 Kalamath Street: Christmas! Program December 2Q, .7:00 p. m- .
- First Bethany. Lutheran Church, 215 West 5th Avenue: Christmas Program presented by Sunday School children, "Holy Is His Name", December 20, 7:30 p.m. December 24. Candlelight Song Service,
_____________ _ 5:30 p.m. Worship- Service
worship and Christmas pro- Christmas Day, 11:00 a.m.
"ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS AT DENVER ART MUSEUM
WEST HIGH PRESENTS SINGING TREE
West High School will again this Christmas pra* sent its famous Singing Christmas Tree. This will be the 24th production of the tree which has been annual since 1941.
Even to those who have seen the tree before, the first light on the tree is still breathtaking. Add to this the voices of the choir singing well loved and familiar carols and you have a truly memorable occasion. It is easy to see why this Christmas event has become well known throughout the country.
However, behind the scenes a lot of time, work and money goes into making this event a successful one. Four months of preparation precede the program with an annual expense of around $150- This goes for music, fresh evergreen boughs, collars of sparkling material for the singers, snow and other small items. Six hundred pounds of fresh evergreen boughs are woven into chicken wire, fireproofed and sprayed white and then wired to the bough holders. Also 21,300 watts of lighting effects alternating and combining red, blue and green are focused on the tree throughout the program. To dissipate the heat from the lights, six large fans are set up to bring in cool air.
In addition there is quite a large sum invested by the school in the permanent equipment. Originally the choir stood on a wooden frame but in 1951 on the "Tree's" tenth birthday a steel frame was purchased. This is constructed of heavy steel I-beams with a special custom made arrangement at both foot and peak. The students stand on 2x8's cut to fit each of seven tiers which are bolted to the framework- Steel railings specially made and fitted are also bolted to the frame to hold the singers in place. Fastened onto these railings are bough-holders made of light weight strap-metal. Weighing 8,500 lbs without the students, the frame stands fifteen feet tall and ten feet wide at the base. Other expensive items were the black 25 foot cyclorama and full set of teasers which are needed to make the tree appear to stand suspended in space. Because the tree weighs nearly 20,000 lbs when filled with over 80 choir members, it was also necessary to reinforce the stage floor.
Schleier Gallery at the Denver Art Museum will be the setting for an exhibition of old fashioned Christmas's. "Once Upon a Christnias" opened on Saturday,. December 12, and will close on Thursday, January 14.
This intriguing show is designed to capture all the: warmth and festive spirit of Christmas in the Victorian tradition. The Museum will be transformed with ..garlands of greens and ornamented Christmas trees. The Museum's volunteer organization wishes to recreate the settings of an old fashioned Christmas so that the children qf. |oday might learn how their grandparents and great, grandparents, celei-brated. Christmas.
Visitors to the Museum will enjoy stopping at the Victorian tea room which will seat 40 guests .at a time for morning coffee, noon-time tasties and afternoon tea. A special treat for all youngsters will be a country store with a vast array of penny candies for sale-
. Some /of the unique ifems which may be' seen at this 'de-
lightful affair include antique toys, and banks, a display of unusual creches, collections, of old fashioned Christmas cards, anitque dolls and doll, houses and three Victorian rooms authentically decorated. for $ke< holidays. The Colonial Rooms of the Museum's permanent collection -will also be decorated for the: Noel season and 18th century costumes will be on display.
Also available at the Muser urn for $1.95 will be "A Child's Christmas Cookbook" written and designed by Volunteers Betty Chancellor and Kay Obering, This 40 page cookbook is Victorian in style with a rare collection of drawings; by Thomas Nast. J
This exhibition will be open during regular Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 to 5; Sunday 2 to 5 and Monday 1 to 5. It will be closed Christmas and /-New Year's Day. The admission is 25c for children (under 12); 50c for adults arid $1-00 for the entire family. Why net plan a: .visit to this exhibit as part of your family "Christmas' activities ? -
This year the three public performances are- being given to give more people an opportunity to ertjoy this special Christmas ~ event. Doors at West High on West 10th and Elati Street-open at 7:00 p.m.yori- Thursday, December 17, Friday, December 18; and Monday, December 21. At 7:30 eabh evening a 20-piece orchestra faill play selections until the? 'start 1 of the choir program at 8:00. / The choir is under the direction of Mr. James Flucky. The ROTC unit has selected ushers for each program. '';
This is an event of which West' Siders Can .truly be proud. The Singing Christmas Tree should be a very important part of our Christmas here on the West Side. May it bring much joy and happiness this season as it sings its lovely music to many people.
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PINATA PARTY AT 1 INNER CITY PARISH
. The second: dnnual Pinata Party of the Irinbr City Protestant Parish will be held on Saturday, December 19, at 7:30 p. m. at the Parish Hall, 631- West -9th Avenue. Both children and adults are welcome-to attend- the party. As happened last year, we will gather and make a number of pinatas, fill them with goodies and let the children taka turns'breeding them. Thera will be refreshments for alls


THE RECORDER
December, 1964
Page Two
WEST SIDE RECORDER
Sponsored by West Side Improvement, Association
Office: 768 Safcta Fe Drive Phone 244-3301
Staff: Rachel Guedea,
Rose Gomez. Iris Hewlings. Margot Serumgard.
Mrs. Amelia Garcia, 73, of 1102 West L3th Avenue, wife of Louis Garcia passed away on November 10th at the Denver General Hospital. She was bom at Taos New/ Mexico^ September 23, 1891. Mr. and Mrs. Garcia, who lived at the same address for thirty-four years have six children: Robert, John, Levi, Mrs. Cordelia Sanchez and Mrs. Frank Araujo. Mrs. Garcia was a Gold Star mother. Funeral services were held at .Trevino Memorial Chapel and St. Caj-etan's Church with burial. at Mount Olivet Cemetery. She was loved and honored by all her neighbors.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mays entertained Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Townly of Commerce City at a Thanksgiving dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schon-borg of 11248 Lipan Street spent Thanksgiving Day with Mr. and Mrs- Schumer.
Mrs. Phillips of the West Colfax: Cleaners is back from the. hospital. She will be glad I to see ,any of her old friends > again. I .
Mrs. ,} Mary Ortiz returned home November 21st. She had been visiting in San Mateo, California and is now staying with her daughter, Mrs. Alice i Apoddca.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon. Wymore f of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. -Lloyd Reek of Fort Collins were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schon-borg.
Mr. and Mrs. Talieh of 1233 Lipan Street, had a birthday party for their two daughters, Lisa and Anne- All .the children in the neighborhood were-there and had a wonderful ^ time. .. , V;'' ' ' /:-xs
Mrs. Stella Alstatt and her mother, Mrs. Minnie Mercer of 1229 Lipan Street, spent Thanks giving Day with her son Roland Alstatt and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Pacheco of 1253 Lipan Street were house guests of their daughter, Mrs. Luby Apodaca of 1436 Raritan Street this Thanksgiv-.Ing.
Mrs. Julia Pacheco of 1253 Lipan Street left Sunday, November 29th, for Santa Rosa, New Mexico because of the death of her sister. Mrs. Olympia Valnerda.
Mr. Henry Baker, brother-in-law of Mrs: Kalanquin of 1423 Lipan Street, passed away at Carthage, Missouri.
Mrs. Louise Churchill of 1209 Lipan Street is in Mercy Hospital for an indefinite length of time.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Churchill of 405 Kalamath Street have moved, to* 1213 Lipan Street. -
Mr.,.. Ben Garcia has opened a new barber shop at 701 Santa Fe Drive He has moved from, the 600 block on Santa Fe and would like to see his old patrons and any new ones who may need his services.'
A. West Side resident forever forty-six years, Mrs.. Merle i Carson of 1414 Mariposa Street passed away. November, 22nd. She was the daughter of Mrs. Mary, Grose. Services, were held at Oliriger's Mortuary and burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. May Day of 225 West 1st., Avenue has been visiting Mrs. Jennie Muriel; of 244 Cherokee Street., Mrs. Muriel was j badly injured' recently and had i to be hospitalized at. the Rose .Hospital. Mrs. Muriel ishonie and would like to. have her. friends and neighbors come and see her. She is a long time' member of the Wesley Methodist Church. '
Alvin C: Pace; passed away November 16fo. He was'born in New Market, Iowa, in 1881 and resided at 424' Galapcrgo since ,1919.. He died nineteen days after the. death of Ms 'wife. He was employed by foe Rio Grande Ful Company. Burial' was in, Crown Hilk'Ceinetery:
. He is' survived by five' .sons) two daughters, and fifteen grandchildren and : six :gfedt grandchildren. He was a member .of the-West Side Christian Church. :
|f|Thomas. Sepulveda; Jr-, son:: of- Reverend and Mrs. Sepulveda, '.will, arrive--the 20th of December to spend the Christ-mas holidays with ;hi£ parents., Thomas Jr. is a graduate student at the Eastman School of Music in. Rochester,. New York.
Reverend and Mrs. Sepulve-day spent Thanksgiving with' their daughter, Mrs. Art Weeks, and grandchildren Thomas TIL and Geraldine, who live in Albuquerque i New Mexico.
Mr; and Mrs. Roy Maberry of 308 Inca Street spent foe Thanksgiving {holiday- with their daughter, -and her family in El Paso, Texas.
The First Avenue Presbyterian; Church hadjv a Christinas 'Party on Deceiftber 5 for children bf foe Winter Weekday Bible School/^ v 'Children were then excused from Bible classes until1 January 5, 1965- Teachers at the Bible classes are: Mrs. Juanita White, Mrs. Martha McMillan, Mrs. June Price, and Mrs. Betty Lounsbury pianist.
Mr. Willie Walker of 800 West 4th Avenue passed away Sunday, December 6. He was buried December 9, at Crown Hill Cemetery. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, Christina, two daughters, two sons, fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lila Ulbrich, a West Side resident, who has been at foe Glenmore Rest Home is improving and may be home soon.
Mrs. Florence Vergen of 361, Galapago Street recently spent four weeks visiting her sister, Mrs- Frostenson at Long Beach, California. She has returned home and reports having a wonderul time in California.
The Christmas Party for children in Lincoln Park Homes and South Lincoln Park Homes is scheduled for Friday, December 18- About 1000 children are expected to attend the two sessions: pre-school age children in the morning arid school children in the afternoon. Monkey was raised by the Tenant Council through a luncheon and bake sale to provide1 treats for the., children.
Linda Joe, andGerald -Me-:Carty were, .married at foe First Mennonite Church on No-)-yember 21. Linda is the- daughter of Mrs. Florence Joe of 905 Mariposa and Gerald is the son of Charlie L. McCarty of 719 Galapago. The newlyweds are', now,, living* at 745; Federal' Boulevard.
Joseph p'. 'Hunter, age 46, of '836 Mariposa Street) died suddenly on December 3. Funeral
services, were held, at St. Jos-"ephts./.CMrich- on December 7. Mr. Hunter had operated .Hunter's Grocery, 809 Mariposa, for many years) -
Helen PeforsOn, Director of the Denver Commissionon. Community Relations; was foe speaker at. the December: 3 meeting of the Lincoln Park Homes Tenant, Council'. Election .f officers was also held at the December meeting. New officers, .are: .President/ Gilbert Chavez; First-. Vicp > President, Mrs. .Gforia Martinqz/ Second VicePresident, Mrs.: -Loretta-Rhym; Secretary, Mrs. Anita Alire;Treasurer, Mrsi Kathleen Perq?.,
Mr. Aaron Gottlieb, 904 West 9th Avenue returned' home, from three weeks at General Rose Memorial Hospital;
Mr. L* M. Girtin/ 924 Kala-mdfo Street, was injured' when he was struck by an automobile on December 8th at West 9th Averiue and Santa Fe.
Mrs. Leon Rogoff of the Santa Fe Economy Store,has returned home after a lengthy stay in the hospital. She has been'back in foe store part of the time since/ her return ; on December 5.
Parents of children belonging to; foe various scoufotfoops in the West Side would .like
to thank : Mr-.: and : Mrs;r 'Richard Mena, active-scout' leaders, for their.work With Children in scout trodpS- Both Mr.' arid Mrs. Mena have been scout leaders for a long time and at one time were in charge of over 200 youngsters. Because of the time arid effort they exert in guiding young people along foe right paths fordugh scouting, parents of children in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts would like to say "Thank you" and wish foe Menas a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Sharon Gatlin, daughter of Mrs. Equilla Rucker, 1281 West 10th Avenue and Amos Jones, son of Mrs. Henrietta Ragland, 1265 West 10fo Avenue, were married on November 28. Thb ceremony /took place in the home of Sharon's grandmother. Mr. and Mrs. Jones will make their home on the West Side.
Mrs. Filberto Rodriguez, 364 Inca Street is home and*improving after three weeks at Scdnt Joseph's Hospital.
AURARIA NEWS
Christmas has come to Auraria:'
Although occasional snow in Denver, and foe weather frequently warm, we feel foe Yuletide Spirit as the entire building is decked with Christmas finery and we participate in various Christmas activities.
Chrst'mas Family Night on Dec. 11 was a .big success as each elementary /group and some of the older -/groups participated in.- the 'program. Cpm-'ing up is a {special Christmas Party for...all our- elementary aged special ,educational
groups, This is to be held on Saturday, "December 19th between 1:00 and 3:00 p- m. We are pOTiiculafly, fortunate be-cause.foe foembers of foe Ideal Cement staff are sponsoring .foe party..
1 Miss Patty Of: West; High Schopl has been working.with us Wednesday evenings' helping us make Christmas/decora-' taonS' for our. homes. -The' clqss-. es will continue through Wed--riesdayL Decefober lBth. We have appreciated the volunteer leadership f Miss;- Patty as she is skilled in;the use'of arts and,crafts materials. She has taught these subjects at West High School for riidny years. ,
On Wednesday evenings at-7:0,0 p. m-, we have had1 .foe-.Auraria Woodshop open'-for adults /only. Mr. Joe. Angelo of; 421. Elati -has come foeefoehf ly 1 to take advantage, of foe: shop gnd has, taken ,'home : a lovely child's chair- We invite other adults interested in woodshop work ;to Join us on Wednesday night.
We at Auraria Community Center wish 'to extend our greetings during this Christmas. Season. May peace come to .you, your family, and the en-'. tire world throughout the. new year.
GIRL SCOUT NEWS
Dora Moore. Neighborhood now has two. new organizers, Mrs. Marcella Ochs (534-0385)' and Mrs. Gloria Fietz (333-8165) They are ready and eager to* start,new .troops in..fob neighborhood' -schools) At present, there are no Brownie Girl Scout troops in the "area., Jf anyone is. interested fo being a 'Brownie Girl Scout leader, assistant leader,. | or .helper, please call, one. of: foe qrgani-zers listed above.
Some of foe existing; troops in the area. ..are in need of more girls. The following is a list and location of these' troops:
Junior Troops (4th, 5th, 6th grades)
607 Greenlee School, 1150 Lipan Streetmeets Thursday after school (lunchroom)
652 Fairmont and Elmwood Schoolsmeets Fridays after school at 765 Fox or 427 Fx 1388 Sherman and Alameda Schoolsmeets Saturdays at 1:30, Grant Avenue Methodist, Church, 216 S. Grant Street 598 Moore School meets Fridays'3:30y at Corona Presbyterian Church, 8th and Down-. fog;.'"'-.-V. ) //; ''V:v> "
Cadette Troop (7th, 8th, 9th) 726 Byers, Baker, and Morey Junior Highmeets Saturday^,
1:30, 'at Broadway Christian Church, 225 Lincoln Street Girls in all the above grades who are interested may attend these- meetings to find out how to become a Girl Scout.
BOYS CLUB NEWS
The Boys' Club jphoir is busy reheafsing for the many Christmas appearances for foe holiday season. Among the appearances scheduled, the choir will present a forty-five minute Christmas concert at foe Denver U- S. National Bank on December 23, starting at 12:30.. We would like to urge all parents and friends to hear and see the choir in their new uni-,1 forms. The choir will dlso appear on televisiqn Channel Two*December -24, at 2:30 p. for) \ '; y-y
The holiday atmosphere has already touched the Boys Club. As ond enters the club, one can feel foe air vibrating with Christmas cheer. The boys arc; not' immune to it and are filled with happiness and joy. Besides' '.many other activities, foe^ craft/shop' is buzzing with new ideas and creations that the boys have in mind- The Spirit -of Christmas; is being manifested:ps -they make decorative pieces to be-presented to someone they love. They are learning, sometimes through trial and error, and sometimes .through the experience of others; how' to arrange the pine boughs and cones to bring out theta ornamental value. Even, foe seven year .olds are making .golden), bells' or Christmas candles fo.) decorate,, foe homes. Besides riiakirtg ornaments for their own use, foe boys have fodde q.large number of items-to decorate the club.
. The Boys Club of Denver will have its annual Christmas Party-, on Wednesday, Decem-, ber. 23.,vdt 7:3t);:;p.m. All meiri-bers arb invited and -will receive gifts and refreshments-Efoerfoiriment. will/be ;bn hand to get those who .are in attendance in foe Christmas spirit. Plan., on, being there, a
good time is in. stored for all..
The club is being decorated by foe Boys Club Jr. Optimist Club. Decorations and wreaths are being furnished by, the Boys Club of Denver Keystone Club-
. Tbe Boys Club held its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot on Tuesday night, November 24, The 11 and- under class was won by Steven Var-oz. The 12' and 13 year group was headed up by Ernie Galindo arid the older. boys' leader wps. Richard Close. :Each of the. winners received .afourteen.'Pound turkey, ready for foe even- Mr. George Wilfley of the A. R. Wilfley & Spns Inc.* 'd member of the Boys Clul> Board of Directors was. the man. responsible for the nice, gifts.
ST. CAJETAN P.-T. A.
The December meeting of St. Cajetan's P.-T. A. was held on Tuesday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. We are happy to* say that the surprise we prepared for our parents was very successful. Each family was represented on the stage by the oldest child. We sang Christmas carols and our parents joined in- In the center of foe stage there was a tableau of foe first Christmas. Mary was represented by Christine Maestas, while Richard Takata played the part of St. Joseph. A very pretty Christmas tree- added to the live setting.
Nice Christmas refreshments helped to keep the spirit of Chrismas going at our P.-T. A-- Della Ortega Grade 8


December, 1964
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Page Three*-
School : Youth Activity : Recreation
BAKER JUNIOR HIGH NEWS
The Baker Christmas Program ] was presented on Thursday, December 17th at 7:30/ pjmyf
1. BandOverture' 'Psalm 18" and "March of the Little Tin Soldiers."
2. 8th grade Chorus and Chrisfmas Play"A Christmas Carol" (play) presented by the 9th grade drama class directed by Miss McCrary.
3- The 8th Grade Chorus also sang two traditional Christmas songs, directed by Mrs. Garwood. Baker Concert Chorus sang selections tang-, ing from traditional Christmas, music to the most modern and y most unusual new Christmas song. and including >. popular Christmas Songs and a'< very unusual arrangement of the old favorite "Jingle. Bells." Also included, a brass choir as accompaniment to one number.: : Finale: 8th grade C-ioruL Baker." Concert Chorus and Band"Adeste Fidelis."
STUDENT REACTIONS TO READING PROGRAM
Many seventh grade 'students at Baker Junior High are enrolled in a special reading program-, In this program* ; emphasis is placed on comprehension, word recognition,, abilities lto distinguish main topics, ideas, facts, opinions. and the ability to draw conclusions,, plus the ability to adapt reading skills to other Subject areas.'
Many of these students feel that they are receiving varied benefits through this program. Kathy Flores and Joyce Montoya feel that the study of phonics has helped them with their. spelling- ~ and pronunciation of new words.
Quite a few students feel that the reading program has helped them in their other classes. Eddie Estrada and Henry Lucero say their science is. much easier for them since they are having less trouble with their reading. Richard Lur. cero thinks his reading improve ment has made his word problems in math class much easier.
Wanda Dudley, Harold De. Herrera, and Ben Romero agree that. the SRA (Scientific Research Association) Reading Laboratory Kit is the greater help provided in the reading program. This kit is designed primarily to improve comprehension and word recognition skills.
Delores Gomogda and Jerry Sailas say that Scholastic; Scope Magazine is helping them a great deal because it helps to keep them informed as to world affairs. Films seem to have.been of the most value to Ricky Wallic since he feels he understands the films better than a book on the same subject. Julie Martinez and Theresa Ball say they have been- helped most by their weekly trips to the library.
Tom Bagwell enjoys hearing the teacher reacj. He says he feels like'he 'is taking part in the adventure stories and having experiences through the stories as he hears them.
Manuel Romero, Larry Rodriguez, Ruben Bueno, and Jerry Baca all feel that the reading program has given them help in solving their reading problems.
. All of the students in the reading program realize theit difficulties arid are working very hard to eliminate them. They hope to improve! reading skills by the end of the year-
READING SUGGESTIONS TO PARENTS
Parents whose children have reading difficulties have often asked what they can do at home to eliminate the problem. The answer is not an easy pne. Too many times .parents, become "disappointed with. their child's/. progress and0 feel that they are Tipt able to' help. Par-, ents can give valuable help at home and this is-, encpur-. aged. Here are a few. 'suggestion's which might be, of help : to concerned parents; ,. | l vl.; See that your child has a- library card ahd uses'it regularly.
2- : ;If possible set aside a reading, time every evening.. Twenty-five or thirty miiiutes in a quiet' place is 'sufficient.
3. Read, the book your child is reading. When he Has finished it, discuss the book or '. story with him.
, 4<; Redd together. You read aloud a few paragraphs and then have-your child read several*
.. .5: Help your child with words he doesn't know,
. 6., Don't.: get- discouraged.
. Progress and improvement are sometimes slow and hard to ; see- Praise-your child for hard work dnd 'accomplishment.
7. Books the child can read -easily-are the best. Tell your public librarian your child's dge,-. reading- level, and interests., She. can suggest many books for you. v
8. Let your child read what interests him: Encourage him to read many different kinds
; 1 of books, magazines, and articles.
9. Get acquainted with your 1 child's reading teacher-! .10; Parents should not nec-
! esscrrily be teachers. Their major: responsibility is tp pro- -vide inspiration, ; materials; place, and time. for. beneficial .study.
i PERFECT ATTENDANCE :
J An increased number of.. stu-^ dens: at. Baker' Junior' High, r School have a record of (. peri L feet- attendance this fall- From [ September 9 through November 25, 241 students had not missed a day of school. Last 1 year at this time, 224 students had perfect attendance records r although seventy more boy s
* and girls were registered in J 1963.
t Congratulations to all the 3 students who have maintained 1 perfect attendance. We hope, they can continue the good 3 work for'the rest of the year, j
| ST. ELIZABETH SCHOOL 3 St. Elizabeth Catholic Church,
' 11th and Curtis Street, began a hot lunch program on December 14th in connection with 1 the War on Poverty program by the federal government. 1 Each day children at St- Eliza-^ beth's School receive a hot lunch and milk for 10c. Commodities are supplied by the -'federal government, and I P.-T. A. mothers assist in serv-?
* ing. The program has a two-5 fold puroose1- to provide a hot meal for the children and
2-to teach nutrition.
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NATIONAL* HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES TwovWest. Side residents, Sandra Hoyle, of 831 Inca Street and Patricia Tate of 1210 West Colfax Aveniie were among the: fourteen West -'High School students.'1, inducted into the National Honor Society on December 3, Shown, above, (left to, right) are Mrs. Mary Giesecker,: Patricia, Tate, Sandra Hoyle, and^Mrs:. Maria Siddeek; Mrs. Giesecker and Mrs-Siddeek are sponsors .of the Society at West. High School..
GREENLEE SCHOOL
Children .at' Greenl'eailemen-tary School will. present their. Christmas program on ; December 22. Three assemblies are planned', to enablb all students to see the musical program being. given by the 4th, 5th, arid 6th grade music classes. There will also be skits put on by students. Parents Ore invited to attend the 2 p. m. presentation of the program:;
Greenlee Elementary School P.-T.' A- -and Board of' Mana-, gers held their annual Christmas Luncheon Party, on December -16- A pot luck dinner w;as served and. enjoyed by all who attended; /
The faculty; of Greenlee School gave a Chanukah party for the principal, Mr. Ben Krim, after school on December 8. Chanukah, is a Jewish holiday, commemorating the victory .of, a Jewish:.. revolt' against the Syrian Greeks- in the Second Century B. O.
Teachers presented Mr. and Mrs. Krim With a jam and jelly server. Five of the teachers took part in entertaining those: present with Chanukah songs, Rabbi Daniel Goldberge^, of Congregation Beth Joseph; was invited by the Greenlee faculty to tell a little about the holiday: After the short discussion abodt Chanukah and the' songs, teachers and other visitors enjoyed a variety- of pastries, some of them traditional Chanukah delicacies.
FAIRMONT CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Fairmont Elementary rSri'c ^xtehds 'On !..Siiyitdti6n to all to attend the Christmas Program which- will be presented by Fairmont students on December 21, at 7:3.0 p.m*
over it* Evergreen branches: complete the scene. The?-branches are to represent the-trees of Bethlehem. After all' this is done, the figures ara placed in the Crib, and that's the story of Christmas.
John Lucero Grade 8
JESSE TREE
During this season:of Advent* St. Cajetan's School has prepared a Jesse tree. The Jesse .tree stands about six > feet in! height, and has been placed in. the main hall. The history of the Jesse tree is very, inter- esting. It.is named after the Father of David, the ancient family from which Jesus came* Medieval art represented Him in stained glass "Jesse Windows," as the root, of a tree bearing figures, of other saints* surmounted by the infant Jesusv ,Im our. school, we: have taken the tree' out of the Medieval; window, and decorated it with: symbols representing the great prophets of the Old Law.
As a personal touch, on our tree, the oldest child of each.
This year about 400 students i'family in our school decorated
are- taking part in me. present tation of the program. The 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classed will present dances, songs and choral readings, while, the orchestra under the direction of Mr. Thonias Gatchet will ..provide the musical background. A highlight of the show will be a special dance number under the auspices of Mrs.; Smith of the City Recreation Department.
A lovely Christmas tree, will be on display in the hall.' The tree, which was donated by the P. T. A- and Board of Managers, was decorated completely by students who also made all the decorations themselves.
Children in costume will greet parents and friends who attend the program and show them to their seats to get them comfortably settled for. what should be a very. entertaining show.
ELMWOOD ELEMENTARY
v The P. T. A. Board of Managers had'; a short!, Susliness meeting1 followed by a. Christ mas party; on December 16, at 1:30. Gifts were exchanged dnd refreshments provided for those who attend.
his family: name and hung it. on the tree as their symbols showing membership in the Tree of Life. '
Christine Maestas Grade 8
EPIPHANY PARTY
There will be. no pre-Christmas parties in St. Cajetan school. Our custom is to celebrate wnat is called "Little Christmas' known as the Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings.
Each pupil in our school will bring a small gift for an exchange- These gifts will bo-offered during a procession to. the crib on the morning of. January. 6, in each classroom*.
In the afternoon, the three-kings, represented by three? eighth, grade ..boys will distribute. the gifts', after .a,. drawing^-of numbers. : Following, the re-ceiving. of gifts.; of the three-kings, there will; be games,, sbrigs and refreshments and there are whispers of, a sur-prise!'
Linda Sanchez: '
1 Grade 8
Greenlee Faculty Chanukah Party- Mr. Ben Krim, left, Principal of Greenlee School, receives a gift from Mr. Ben Nuanes representing the faculty of the school, at the annual Chanukkah party.
FATHER-SON NIGHT Father-Son Night will be held! at West High School on January 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be obtained in the office at West High School for this event.
Qn December 22, Elmwood wilL have its annual Christmas program for all students of the schopl.,, Elmwood studehfs have written a play which they will present, entitled "The Nutcracker."
Students will begin the holiday intermission from school on December 23 to return to classes January 4, 1965.
Student pictures will be taken at Elmwood on January 6,
St. Cajetan's Grade School CHRISTMAS CRIB
Every year at our school we build a Christmas Crib. The last two years, the Crib has been in the front entrance of (he school.; The platform is shaped like mountains and rocks made up of tempera smeared paper. The bright colors are red, green, blue and so on, and snow has fallen
ADVENT
Advent marks the beginning of the ecclesiastical year, and starts on the Sunday nearest November 30, the feast of Saint Andrew. The Advent season reminds Christians of the coming of Jesus Christ. Church liturgy speaks of His birth in Bethlehem as the first Advent,, and his return in glory on the Day of Judgment as the second Advent. Advent is a church season that includes the first four Sundays before Christmas. Purple vestments, symbolizing penance, are wom during Advent. The first Advent lasted four thousand years the time during ^which the Jews, awaited our Lord. Our Advent is a four week prepara--tion for the coming of Christ*-.
Paul Atencio
Grade 8


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December, 1964
P-T A MEMBERS TOUR .
pueblo Hospital
On October 21, 47 women JAom the Denver area boarded ^chartered buses; at Denver University for a. trip .to the Colo-orado State Hospital at Pueblo. -After arriving there, Dr. Le-jfever gave a most interesting speech on the purpose and Junctions of the hospital. He -stated that fifty per cent of 'till patients, adults and children, are from the Denver area. Most patients are there for a 90 day testing and evaluation .period. However, seven out of ten patients leave partly or totally recovered. He also stressed the overcrowded, con--ditions of the hospital which they hope will be partially relieved by a building program now in prograss that calls for new and modem facilities and equipment.
Dr. Lefever gave a lot of information about treatment, costs and some of the new experimental techniques that they are currently trying. One £ these techniques mentioned was to have two college students living with five children in a cottage arrangement. As Jhis is in the experimental Stage, it is not yet known how successful it will be.
One example of some of the lands of problems these patients have was the boy who had been mistreated by four -stepmothers. The fifth stepmother had shown an interest Jo him, but by that time neglect and mistreatment by the others had caused him to withdraw and reject all help. ^However there is still hope he 'Can be reached by love and cfiection.
hater we toured the child-lens' ward, the classrooms, ^aily decoraed for Halloween,; end the gym and recreation moms. For the more severe cases/ the teacher is locked in with the class of. three to five Students, but the' other class1 looms are unlocked;
We visited- a gym' class of. ebout fifteen students who appeared to be enjoying themselves. However there were dso fivd who were withdrawn and would riot associate with tSie others.
Also toured were the adult ward and recreation area and the crafts room where the .patients work on ceramics, drawings and leather crafts- In ^addition to this some women patients take in ironing from Pueblo residents and thus earn -spending money.
This is a very brief report of a v most enjoyable trip. It is bard to tell all the impressions 1 'cind 'ihformation we- received so we recommend visiting the Hospital personally ; to better understand ;,., and appreciate /.Wifrat is l^eing done there.i::.
^ Corrine. Borrego Sally Trujillo'
Dorothy Lindsay
SCHOOL POOLS TO CLOSE
All Denver high ^school swimming pools have closed for the holidays and will reopen January 4.
Starting with the new year, the pools at Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, North, and Thomas Jefferson High Schools will be open from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Mondays for adult "learn to swim" classes, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m- Wednesdays and Fri days for recreational swimming and from L30 to 4:00 p. m Saturdays for recreational swimming.
Children's "learn to swim classes will be conducted at Lincoln and Washington from 9:00 a. m. to noon Saturdays, but at North and Jefferson from 10:30 to noon Saturdays.
Children under 17 are chdrg ed 20 cents for recreational swimming sessions,/ or $1-75 for nine lessons. Adults are charged 60 cents or $4.50 for nine lessons. To participate in swim lessons, children must be at least 8 years old and at least four feet tall.
Tickets for the winter 'Team to swim" classes will go on sale January 4. Classes for adults will start January 11 and classes for children start January 16.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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ST. CAJETAN CHRISTMAS DANCE
The St. Cajetan P-T. A. is ^sponsoring a teen Christmas y the Continental Coasters.
In the recent West neighborhood clean-up gram many of you were exposed to the hazards of accumulated junk and debris. Every time you empty the trash can you are ^.exposed to the sharp edges of tin cans and broken bottles. In the garage, basement, and yard you may find yourself exposed to wood splinters, old nails, edges of metal and other object's that can cause Skin1 punctures and lacerations.
Items stored on the ground 'pre especially hazardous because they : are perfect homes for tetanus germs which cause lockjaw in human beings. This germ is found in the soil, house and street dust arid in a great variety of other places. All soils are contaminated with the germ to some extent. You can decrease, the chances of contracting lockjaw around your home by removing wood splinters, nails, metal and other objects that are possibly contaminated.
Every year there are from 1 350 to 450 cases of lockjaw re-1 ported in the United States, of : which nearly half- die. "Wriat makes every case of tetanus a tragedy is the fact that it need not happen at all,"
! said' Dr. Sam Johnson, Director of the Public Health Division of the Denver Health Depart-; rhent. "There has been an almost perfect preventive against tetanus since 1933tetanus toxoid. If a person has riot had tetanus shots or boosters with--in the last five years, he could contract lockjaw," he continued.
Everyone, including children and young babies need this protection plus periodic boosters throughout life. These immunizations may be obtained fiom your local family doctor or from the Immunization Clinic of the Denver Health Department at 760 Cherokee, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The First Mennonite Church at 885 Delaware has, recently undergone an extensive inter ior remodeling. This sandstone building was originally built in 1948 at a cost of $48,000 and in 1954, a Youth Center was erected on. the southeast comer of 9th Avenue and Elati to provide more educational fellowship and office facilities However, with the passing years it became apparent that interior rethodeling would be necessary for the church to provide larger sanctuary and classroom space and more im portant to meet the fire code.
On November 1st after 75 days of concentrated work and a cost of $35,000, the church was again ready for use. During the time of the remodeling the Inner Ciy Parish had graciously allowed the First Mennonite congregations to use their facilities.
Main changes are seen in the sanctuary now able to seat up to 500 persons, with better cloak room and lobby facilities. Also a great improvement are the new entrances the main one at the south end of the building and another on the northwest corner which provides easier access to the Youth Center. These have greatly relieved the hazardous congestion problem.
In the basement the nursery department has been improv ed. Also a long hall now reaches from one end of the basement to the other. On both sides are separate classrooms which total twelve and feature folding doors so that each department containing four clas^ rooms may be opened up into one large room.
Rededication was held for the remodeled building on Decern^ ber 6 at 3:30.'District-Overseer Reverend E. M- Yost gave the dedication sermon with the pastor, Reverend Marcus Bishop, leading the Litany of Dedication. Also featured was. a short concert by Lois Hjim-stead on the newer and more adequate organ which has been purchased.
The congregation and its team ministry consisting of Marcus Bishop, pastor; John Ventura, minister; Glen Martin, chaplain; and Dick Martin, youth minister, hope that these new facilities. can be useful in serving the' community.
Some services provided by First Mennonite, are Sunday worship- services ett 9:00 am. 10:00 a. m-, English and Spanj ish Sunday School and at 11:15 a. m. Worship Services in Spanish;. Also at 7:00. p. m. a Sunday evening service is held. Every Tuesday from 7:00 tq J3:00 p- m., a Girls' Club for girls 847 years is held. On Wednesdays at 7:00. p. m. Bible study in Spanish in various homes and at 7:30 p.m. Bible study in English at the Youth Center and. choir practice in the church. Study hall for students at Baker Jr. High is held Thursday evenings from 7:00 8:00 at the Youth Center in cooperation with school authorities-
Monthly activities include the meeting of the Alianza de las Iglesicts Evangelicas the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a. m. W. M. S. A., the ladies group fellowship meeting is at 7:30 p-m. in the Youth Center the second Friday of each month.
Something new coming up i;s the opening of a Family Health Service which will include Well Baby Clinics operated on the same basis as those, run by the city. Target date for the first clinic is, January 25.
The Clinic has invited the Planned Parenthood organization to offer their services at First Mennonite Church. On January 7, 1-00 to 4:00 p. m this aspect of the Family Health Clinic will be initiated.
THANKSGIVING AT THE INNER CITY PROTESTANT PARISH
A ypung adult class from the South Broadway Christian Church at Lincoln and Ellsworth Street prepared and served Thanksgiving dinner for the Inner City Protestant Parish community the evening before Thanksgiving Defy. Turkey and all the trimmings were served to more than 60 men, women, and children. The' pastor and all who enjoyed this bounty1 wish to say, "thank you very much" to all the young people; class leader Don Brenneis, and the pastor Reverend Roy P. Fields. We are sure they hdve realized the meaning of. the scripture passage which says, "It is more blessed to .give than to redeive."
MORE BOOKS AT BYERS
New books for children and adults are arriving regularly at Byers Library. Recently a good selection of fiction for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades was received. A group of Christmas books are on hand, with suggestions for' decorations and Christmas activities, as well as Stories for the holiday season. These Christmas books can be borrowed for one week only so there will always be some of them available for borrowing.
Many magazines have been donated by residents in the neighborhood and in other parts of the city to replace the magazine files which were removed from "Byers Library. All the magazines which have been received are now ready for circulation. Byers is one of the few libraries which allows magazines to be taken out. A complete file of Reader's Digest for the past few years is on hand arid Life Magazine for all of 1964 to date and most of 1963 has also been received. A special thanks is. due to friends who have contributed so well to rebuild the magazine collection. It is hoped that the magazines will continue to arrive in order to provide current resource materials for students and for general reading.
Among the magazines- on hand are many homemaking -journals. Back-issues-of these have good suggestions for Christmas decorations, foods and gifts to make.
Circulation at Byers is remaining steady; many new applications' for library cards have been processed, adding to the, number of neighborhood residents,{ ; who? can borrow books and magazines. Each Week ,;: many school classes make specicrl trips to the library to learn more about the world, of books and to borrow good redding materials.
, News.from Baker, Junior High School, this riibn|h includes suggestions, to .'parents who are interested1, iti helping their children fead better. Miss Hea-cock' and other library staff members are ready to help with suggestions for appropriate! books for individual and family redding.
KENNEDY LIBRARY SUPPORTERS Debbie Lopez (left) and her sister Terri hold letters which they received from Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, thanking them for their contributions to the Kennedy Library Foundation. The girls raised $7.00 to give to1 the Library by making and selling popsicles. Debbie, age 8, and Terri, age 7, are students at Fairmont School and live at 355 Elati Street.
Community Coordinator At Baker Junior High
John Archuleta, a West Sider who has been a leader in West Side Improvement Association activities, is currently working with Baker Junior High School as the Community Coordinator. It' is his ^function tq-'serve as liaison between the school and the community* He helps in enlisting the support of 'families for regular school dttenddnee and in interpreting to parents problems of children failing or behind in homework.; His goal is to help families to work more effectively with the schools to promote the full use by children of the educational opportunities offered by Baker Junior High. Mr. Archuleta also works with the steering committee gnd with the chairman of the study halls in the area, assisting in obtaining supplies and staffing for the study halls and in recruiting youngsters in need of the study hall pro* gram.