Volume I, Number IX
A Jcmucqry t 3Lst: at Othe* Salt
' Water IXun^V ^slQurc^t >io hpnor^etiririg1 teabhers from West High School. Assistant principal, George Heywood, will be retiring at the end of the semester arid will be replaced by Pete Shannon of Baker Junior High.
Also leaving at the end, of ihe semester are: Amanda Lindsey of the math department and Ann Coutee of the English department. There will be no replacement for Mrs. Lindsey.
Since enrollment is down her classes will be absorbed by other teachers. Mrs. Coutee was married ^at^ Thanksgiving lime and is resigning at the end of the semester.
Josephine BlOse who will be retiring in. June will also be honored at the dinner which all Ihe faculty will attend.
Light the Night!
The Denver Board of Realtors has released a pamphlet telling some tilings each one of us can do to reduce crime and make our streets safer.
Rev. Williams To Study In N. Y.
Reverend Russell Williams of Inner City Parish is leaving around the 20th of January for New York University rto do special study on urban sociology He will be studying there through June. We wish him success in this task and hope he will return to us with new insights and ideas on the urban-situation as it pertains to our own West Side.
Miss Ellen Heacock, library, assistant .in 'charge/^of -"Byers. Neighborhood Library, has been promoted to larger responsibilities in the5 Deriver Library system. Beginning January 18, Miss Heacock will be substitute .librarian, assisting at various branches through-
out the city.
Mrs. Beverly Walker (left) replaces Miss Ellen Heacock as library assistant in charge of Byers Neighborhood' Library.
JOB OPPORTUNITY CENTER OPENS
Mrs. Beverly Walker, formerly on the staff at, the Bear Valley Neighborhood S Library, is now the library assistant in Charge of Byers- Mrs. Walker is a student at the University of Denver Library School, completing her professional train--ing.
West Siders are invited to visit Byers Library. to meet Mrs. Walker, and to look over the new books arriving from time to. time. Several magazine subscriptions have been started again for the benefit of the neighborhood. Special education programs both for children and. adults are being planned...; HHH[|
Since 75% of all Crime is committed between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a-m., which are the. hours of darkness, they suggest "Operation Light the Night". This merely consists of turning on your porch lights during the hours -of darkness. The more people that do, thus the lighter our streets will be- The police heartily urge use | of tins dltetfiod^ and thiy dssure'^us it is a real deterrent to crime.
What about the cost? It is very little, 45 cents a month to bum a 60 watt bulb for eight hours, per night. Surely this is a very small pried' to pay for increased safety for ourselves, our family/ and our property. We cannot calculate; in dollars and cents the value of those we love because money could not buy them hack if they are lost to us.
Let's each; one of us light up our front and back .porches and talk to our neighbors about doing it too so that our streets will be safer after dark.
- The West Side Improvement Association expresses appreciation to Mary E. Larkin, who stimulated' the creation of the neighborhood newspaper, the WEST SIDE RECORDER, and who gave much time and effort as editor for the first seven issues of the paper. Because of other demands on her time, Mrs. Larkin has had to give up active responsibilities with the RECORDER. We are grateful ipr the interest and. leadership Mrs.cLqfkin has shown.
In December Denver's new Job Opportunity Center went into operation. Under the direction of Dr- James Galvin, the Denver J. O. C. aims to find 350 of this city's chronic unemployed, train them for jobs and find them work. The first intake of twenty-five unemployed heads of families are currently being; oriented, to., the kind of highly specialized and flexible education and training which the Job Opportunity Center has evolved. One of the major assumpions Which J. O. C. is making about its trainees is that everybody has certain definite abilities, even if these
Open Letter To West Siders
Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay, whose son David passed away recently, has written' this open letter to the WEST SIDE RECORD ER.
We hear so much about juvenile delinquency and problem children these days that we all just, take for granted it is true. 4,^.-for one, can tell you it. is far from: it. Most of you know I lost- my boy, who was really alL I had to live for, very suddenly. \I'm still trying to make myself believe it. But delinquents ? ; Problem children?not among the, boys and girls at Baker Jr. v High. The boys and girls have been marvelous, coming before and after school to do the chores they knew David had to dp at home, inquiring about me, and such lovely letters, some of which would put the experts to shame. There are. so many things money cannot. buy. I'm sure nine out of ten. of these kids have it and this is bound to nib off on the others.
abilities have gone unrecognized for a long time. With this in mind. Dr. Richard Donahue, -the Center's Psychologist, has devised new and original tests which, it is hoped, will discover these long hidden abilities. .
Introduction into the J.O.C-program is in the hand's pf. Mr. Willigm... MiUpr, one-time | prteipal 'of Manual ffign, with j the enthusiastic assistance of; Mr. Russell Britton and Mel j Crites, of the Denver Public | School System. Alsprori hand; have^been.;Mr. A1 Bpvan and-Mr- Chester Crewe, represent' ing the Department of Employment, which is much in-1 terested in any new procedures and techniques which may! evolve: at J.O.C.
Bruce Patrick,, Director of the
Center says, "We are embarking on what is largely a voyage of discovery. We are far from sure of what we will find. One thing we are sure of is that there will be plentyof problems along the way. The kind of men and women we want to find and train, arid place in employment are, many of them, lost and without hope-W & want ;tP*give them badk'd sense of purpose, a sense 6f direction and a goal which will involve them in the life of this community. Some people think of unemployment as a necessity. Qn tfe ;cdhtrqryvvit is ^q luxury which no commuri-itycanafford. We would like to see full employment in Denver. Maybe this target is a little ytoo ambitions, but we like to think; is the direction we started moving."
West Side Mothers Begin Swimming and Sewing
t The West Side Mothers began their new series of swimming and sewing Thursday, January 7. They meet at the Y.W-C.A. at 7;30 p.m. The girls are taking swimming instruo jhon^i from Margaret Johnson, dna Mrs. Sock Will be the sewing instructor. The swimming will begin at 7:30 sharp, and a meeting will be held at 9=30 tp 10. Mrs. Marian Garcia would 'like to urge any mother who is interested 'in sewing or swimming to please contact her for information or transportation concerning this program* Call after 3:00 p. m. at 825-6669- There will also be speakers at each meeting. Coffee is, served before and after each evbnt. i
Children's Christmas Party At Auraria Center
The children s Christmas Party atAuraria Community Center was sponsored by Den-ver office employees of the Ideal Cement Company. In the picture at the left are several pf the children who took part. Below, a boy tries to break a pinata filled with candy, one of; three pinatas provided at' the party. Each' child who attended received gloves as a gift from Santa Claus.
We will all miss him but we were given him for thirteen and one-half years. God give us the strength to carry on the things he was so anxious for iis to do.
Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay '
WEST SIDE RECORDER
Sponsored by West Sicje Improvement' Association*'
Office: 768 Santa Fe--Drive Phone. 244-3301:
Editor: Rachel Guederi Rose Gomez, Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard.
News was received here that Marcos Montano, formerly of 1252 Lipcm Street, passed away October 12th, 1964, at Salem Virginia. Mr. Montano was a long time resident of the West Side and had many friends in this area.
WEST HIGH SCHOOL
The West High School chapter pP the P-T. ,K sponsored r the I annual Father-Son Night at, West on Wednesday, January 13, beginning at 7:45 in the school auditorium. The boys and their dads saw an exhibition by the Cowboy wrestling team, and judo demon--stratioris by Officer Goody, from the American Judo Club. After adjourning to the lunchroom for refreshments, consisting of hot dogs, punch,, and ice cream, the fathers and sons viewed a gymnastic exhibition in the boys' gym.
Mr. George Daluge, West teacher was in charge of the! night's activities.
A West High School student won first place in the girls' division of the twenty-third annual Governor Shafroth Prize in Extemporaneous Speaking competition at East High Schooi on Friday, January 8. Yvonne Tricarico, senior, spoke. on "What Can Be Done to Heal the Wounds As ct Result of the Congo Massacre?" Yvonne has been a speech student and a member of the Cowboy debate team for three years.
The? competition was established in 1921 by John F. Shafroth, a former governor and congressman from Colorado. Governor Shafroth set up a grant for the best extemporaneous speakers from the Denver Public Schools.
West High School's winter sports are in full swing, with basketball, wrestling and swimming teams competing for first place in the city.
Friday night, January 8, West's wrestlers defeated Manual 38-10 in the Manual gym.
However, the Cowboys suffered a setback later. that evening when the. North- High basketball team defeated West's crig-ers 55-50 in the North gym.
Saturday night, January 9, ushered in the West matmen's first defeat- of the. segson as the Bear Creek grapplers. tumbled over the Cowboys for a 26-23 victory.
"Friday, January 15, West wrestled Abraham Lincoln at 4 p. m. in the West gym, followed by a basketball game between the Cowboys and the East Angels which was won by East 61-55. The swimming team also contested against Manual at 4 in the North pool.
Members of the Cowboys basketball team are: Rick Schrah, Jim Jackson, Richard Jones, Darrell Mclntire, Tom Martinez, Ed Gallegos and Jim Simms, seniors, and Clydel
Medluck, junior.^ S.
West's grapplers and their weight classes are Allen Sprouse (95), Joe Sandoval (103), Harry Padron (112), Larry Polich (120), Dan Sprouse (127), Joe Polich (133), Gil Garcia (138), Mike Torrez (145), Tony Romero (154), Ben Gonzales (165), Garold Person (180), and Ben Duran (heavyweight).
The Cowboy swim team consists of Hal Pierson, 100 yard butterfly; Dick Sanders, 200 yard medley; Lee Swanson, Roger Suekama, and Jim Nush-ey, breast stroke; Chuck Davis and Chuck Smith, back stroke;. Bill Beckman, Herb Bealmear, Frank Rowden, Mark Piccone, Leo Griffin, Tony Sanchez and Leroy Trujillo, freestyle; arid Larry Sisneros, diving.
Mrs. L. C. Rogers of. 1311 Li-pan Street had a wonderful Christmas with her daughter and family from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schoen-borg of 1248 Lipari Street went to Colorado Springs for the Christmas holidays.' They visited Mrs- Schoenborg's brother.
Mrs. Peter Chavez of 1109 West 13th Avenue went to visit her mother in Trinidad.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Pacheco of 1253 Lipan Street spent Christmas with their daughter, and family, Mr. and Mrs. Luby of 4236 Raritan Street-
A fire broke out Sunday night in an unoccupied house belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Frank "Junior" Deleon at 1267 Lipan Street. The' fire did considerable damage to the property.
Dinner was served for 12 guests on Christmas Eve at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie J. Kalcmquin of; 1423 Lipan Street All had a wonderful time.
Mrs. .Ray Farres of 1439 Lipan Street was blessed with a grandson Christmas Day.
Mrs. Joe Plutt of i422 "Lipan Street is recovering from a serious illness. She is now home from the hospital.
The West Side Mothers attended a pot luck dinner held at the YWCA December 17th at which twelve guests receiv ed swimming certificates.
Jerry Francis, formerly of; *1259 Kalamath and now living at 486 Aurora, gave a Christmas party for the children of his family and their friends.
Mr. and Mrs-1 Walter Tipton spent Christmas with Mr. Tip-ton's mother in Las Vegas,:N; Mexico.
Mr.' and Mrs. Gerald Glynn of 1253 Kalamath Street spent Christmas day with their daughter, Mrs, Betty Day at 5255 Clayton Street-
Mr. Waldo Benevide of 1251 Kalamath, an employee of the City oh sDenver,. injured his hand at -work. -He has ;b'een home for several days'but is recovering and soon will be brick on the- job.
A baby shower honoring Kgthie Parks was held at the Wesley Methodist Church, December. 28th. There waere 17 guests, present,; 1 Decorations of blue- and pink were arranged with Mr. Stork supervising the party. Mrs- Parks is the wife of- James Parks and formerly lived at 415 Inca.
On December 26th and 27th, the Frpnk Gummas made a trip to New Mexico with Mr. Gumrfia's brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Bernice Tate of Lakewood. The spots of interest visited were Fort Union near Wagon Mound, the famous Blue Hole- at Santa Rosa .and the Mt. Capulin National Monument erist of Raton. These national monuments have been improved as part of the mission 66 project of the Federal Government..;A-
Mrs.-May Day of West First Avenue has been busy entertaining her family during the Christmas season. Guests were her daughter, Mrs. Marie Merratt, and grand daughter and husband, .Mr. and Mrs. Grant of Denver.
Mrs. June Muriel of 244 Cherokee Street remains in the same condition with no im-1 proVement. She wished to! thank the people of her church and her many friends and most especially Mrs- Day for the many gifts and cards she has received this Christmas. Mrs. Day brought her a beautiful plant for New Year's from her club. .Mrs. Muriel was very thankful for these many kindnesses.
Is there news in your block that you would like to see in the.West Side Recorder? Items about weddings, parties, club meetings, trips, etc., can be used in the newspaper. If you have news ribout the West Side phone 244-3301 or write to The West Side Improvement Association at 768 Santa Fe Drive by the tenth of each month.
\ FAIRMONT RECREATION CENTER
Third and Fox Street (gym door entrance) is providing an Opportunity for 14 and 15 year olds who are interested in playing league basketball to come in and register any evening from 6 p. m. on. The Center is also recruiting 16-year olds and older, both men and Women, for their basketball league. Anybne interested is urged to register and join.
The Recreation Center is also beginning Friday evening square dances for adults. Men and Women are cordially invited to attend and "swing your partners do si do" for an'Evening of fun and frolic.
Modeling and Charm classes are. offered at Fairmont Recreation Center each Friday from 7 p. m. to 9 p. m. This class is open to all adult mothers.
Book Reviews From Byers Library
Fans- of | Geoffrey Jenkins .(A TWIST OF SAND) will enjoy his newest book, THE RIVER OF DIAMONDS (J 4125 ri). An r exciting suspense story, .this book also has interesting .information about the sea-bed diamond mining operation off the South African coast. If you have never tried Jenkins, THE RIVER OF DIAMONDS is a good ^starting place.
The Kalarari desert provides another African setting for A DESERT OF SALT by K. R. Butler (B 9766 de). Lucia Patterson had been dead for thirty yerirs and was forgotten by all but two men, one her husband. He dies and his diary is found. This sets off a chain of events which includes the disappearance of five men.
P. G. Wodehouse has a new book, BIFFEN'S MILLIONS (W 817 bif). This is a humorous, lighthearted story which will pass some pleasant hours.
AMERICA'S SILENT INVESTIGATORS (-383.4973 p 425 am) tells the little known story of the postal inspectors who protect the United States mail.-This non-fiction book tells some interesting stories from the past as well as the programs which are now in operation.
Helen Klaben spent 49 days in the Yukon wilderness after a plane crash. Her remarka-i ble story of courage and faith1 is told by Beth Day in HEY, I'M ALIVE! (910.4 K 611). Photographs make the story even more interesting-
A third non-fiction book is the recollections and reflections of John Kieran, NOT UNDER OATH (B K 543 ki), Sports-Writer, naturalist, raconteur, scholar and delightful personality are all,, facets of Mr. Kief-' an's book. A warm, pleasant book.
Hours at Bytrs Library: Mon., Tues:, Thurs., Fri., 2-5:30 p.m-; Satv 10 a.m-12 noon, and 1-5:30 p.m. Closed Wednesdays.
The annual Father and Son Night at Fairmont School is set for Friday, January 22. This evening of fun is expected to draw a large crowd Of men and boys- Last year about 500 attended. All fathers qf Fairmont boys are invited to attend with their sons. Other men in the community are welcome to participate with boys whose fathers may not be able to take part.
Refreshments will be provided by a P-T A cpmmittee, headed by Mrs. Zike, President. Games will be under the direction of Mr. Hatcher, gym teacher. A movie is also planned;
Mr. Tom McCalliri, one of the outstanding teachers in the Denver schools, *wiK Join the faculty at Fairmont on January vjj. He formerly taught ai Columbine School.
;v Two'students at Fvairmont have beeri selected to participate in the All-City Band.. This band chooses outstanding music stud ents. from schools throughout Denver. The two Fairmont students honored are Martha Trujillo and Mike Valdez.
By Willie Thompson
My class is going to the,City Council chambers on January 19- We are "going by school bus. v
We think this will be a good trip and that we will leam a lot.
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By George Brotsis
About three weeks ago our troop, 22, went on a camp-out. When night came, our scoutmaster Charles Huebner told us a story about Drive Hawkins. When he was through we heard a noise at the door of the girl scouts cabin. Then he got his .22 gun and shot it two times into the sky. The noise made a fox run away. After this we all settled down for a good night's sleep.
By Geraldine Gonzales The children in Greenlee do many interesting things in gym. They leam gymnastics and the boys have a basketball team after srihool. In school at gym one week the girls play on mats and the boys play on ropes. Our gym teachers are Mr. White, Miss Lacasse-. and Mr. Nuanes. After school we have recreation and when it is too cold we go in to the gym and play there. We like gym very much.
* By Leonard Zaragoza
Greenlee is an elementary school. It is one of the largesjt. schools in Denver. It has a basketball team.- .You. may join, it if you ask. our coach Mr.-. Larry White., You have tp be in fifth and sixth grade arid come from elementary schools on the West Side*
I'm telling you about it because it is a great interest for boys. You'll have practice oh Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The games will be on Saturdays. The games are played at Byers Junior High rind certificates may be won.
Girl Scout troop No. 652 and Boy Scout Troop No- 200 are planning a trip to Daniels Park on Sunday, January 24, to see Mr. Webster's falcons and to take a five mile hike.
On February 6 and 7 the boys of Boy Scout Troop 200 are going to Camp Tahosa for a winter, camp. These boys are collecting newspapers and magazines to help send boys to camp for a week next summer. Last year they were able to send 21 boys to camp. If you wish to get rid of your old papers call Mr. Dick Mena at 623-1049, after 5:00 p. m. for pick up.
Request For News Items
We have to compliment Mr. John Alvarado of 1314 Kalamath for his beautiful Christmas display. It was one of the loveliest on the West Side and the lighting effects were outstanding.' However we are sad to report that the,, Christmas, tree caught on fire Christmas evening and did considerable damage to Mr. Alvarado's home. We are sorry and hope that the damage wasn't too great
School Youth Activity : Recreation
ST. CAJETAN'S GRADE SCHOOL
Palestine, A Land of Ancient Customs and Ideas By Lucille Moreno,, Matthew Torres, and Theresa Martinez, grade 7
Mr. McCoy, a reporter for WEST SIDE RECORDER, recently returned to America after three years as a community center advisor in Palestine.
We, the seventh and eighth graders of Saint Cajetan's School were very privileged to have had1 the x opportunity of listening and discussing with him the wonders of Palestine-As he described the general features of the countryside and the landmarks of principal interest, we seemed to have been visibly transported to this wondrous place.
Palestine was not originally divided into two parts; not uri-, til about the 1940's. Palestihe, he informed us, was the scene of many important events in the life of Christ, such as the Wedding of Cana, the Mt. of Beatitudes, the Journey of the Magi, Mary's Well and the Temple.
He spoke with great concern about the unrest-in Palestine. "The Holy City," he said "was protected by two armies^ one of which belongs to Jordan and the other to Israel."
We also found that Palestine has laws, policemen, jails, highways, phones, (Electricity and automobiles just like any other modem country. There are over 70 languages spoken in Israel, the major ones being French and Hebrew.
Mr. McCoy brought with him many interesting items which he explained. These items were a visible reminder of some of the strange customs of this ancient land. The worry beads resembled our rosary. Other things shown to us were a woven basket, pottery, tin work, various wood figures of camels, brass coffee pots and a brass platter.
Interesting to us were the outside ovens where the worn en of Palestine still bake their bread'.
The dress, of Palestine dates back to biblical times. It; consists of long flowing robes and veils for the women,
P-T A at St Cajetan's By Della Ortega,, grade 8 The January meeting of St. Cajetan's School P-T A, was held on Tuesday, January 19, at 7::30 in the school hall. At this meeting, Sister Reginald, the Test Coordinator, explained the purpose of the testing program at St Cajetan's School.
Mrs. Jean Lucero, the school nurse, gave a talk on the relationship between balanced diets and healthy teeth. The main business discussed at this meeting was the school's "Winter Carnival" which was planned for the last, weekend of February.
Parent-Teachers Conference at St Cajetan
By Angela, Chacon, grade 8 Semester grades will b,e ready February 1, 1965. At this time report cards will be given out to the parents at a special conference period. An open house
atmosphere is planned at this same time.
Refreshments will be served as a courtesy of the Saint Cajetan P-T A Room Mothers.
January 25-30 Test Week By Linda Sanchez, grade 8
Scholastic Achievement Tests will be given in St. Cajetan's School to all classes from the 2nd on through the 6th, during the week of January 25th.
The seventh will also take special tests during that week. These tests are known as Sequential Tests of Educational Progress.
On Saturday morning, January 30, the eighth graders of St. Cajetan will take their high school placement tests.- These tests are very important and the eighth grade class is working hard in view of taking these tests.
Thank You, Mr. McCoy By Lupe Ynostrosa, grade 8 The seventh and eighth grades of St- Cajetan's School would like' to thank Mr. Earl McCoy for the fine lecture on "Palestine" which he gave us on the morning of January 5. The lecture was most educational and Mr. McCoy's collection of souvenirs was also very. interesting.
Thank you again, Mr. McCoy. -
By Virginia. Morales, grade. 8
Thanks to Mrs- Anita Garcia, who donated, a pretty .donkey pinata to our Epiphany Party on January 6 in St Cajetan's School, the boys and girls at St. Cajetan's enjoyed a new game! And was there fun and noise!
The poor donkey first lost a legthen another even his head and last of all. was broken to pieces. Then there .was a scramble for the candy and nuts.
(Mrs. Anita Garcia is the mother of one of our sixth grade girls, Karen Garcia).
St- Dominic Savio By Christine Maestas, grade 8
On January 13th the eighth grade of St. Cajetan organized a unit, gf the Dominic Savio Club, v Before deciding this move, the class studied the purpose and organization of the club for one month. Finally it was decided to organize a unit. After the group discussed necessary qualities of leadership, club officers were elected by secret ballot. The results of the election are as follows:
PresidentLupe Ynostrosa Vice-PresidentDanny Garcia Secretary-John Lucero TreasurerDella Ortega Committee Chairman
Great enthusiasm was shown by the class. The slogan for this month is generosity- On Friday, : January 15th, at the first official meeing, the club decided on an activity for the month of February. This ac-
baker JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Baker Students Present
Program for D. A. R.
..The Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution, invited stud ents at Baker Jr. High fa present a program showing how-citizenship is emphasized at Baker Junior High-
Those participating in the program at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral on Monday, January 11, were Mrs. Cadwell, Dean; Mr. Meier, Social Worker; and the following students: Gregory Dyes, Lonny Lovato, Linda Maes, Pat Hernandez, Richard Vigil, Ray Santillanez, Marie Singley, Michael Epsom, Gloria Medrano, Priscilla San-tistevan and John Alegria.
. Talks were given on the following: color guard ritual, flag code, Student Council, Red Cross activities, camp, the safety program, the reading program, how music and art encourage student participation in school activities, the November presidential election assembly, the counsellors' work in the school and the American Heritage and Freedom Foundation awards. Two musical numbers under the direction of Mr. Bridge were included. .
Inauguration Assembly On January 20, a short assembly program was presented at Baker giving some interesting facts, history, and music of the Presidential inaugura-mbn.
Outstanding Baker Student Dies
-The -students at Baker Jr. High were saddened to hear of the recent death of David Lindsay. He was an outstanding student, active in Student Council, a Red Cross director, ol-fice monitor and well-liked by his fellow students.
He was the son of Mrs.. Dorothy Lindsay, P-T A President of Baker Jr. High.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 7, and. burial was at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Reverend Grady Lee, Baker teacher, officiated1 at the service. Mr. Meier' Mr. Shannon- Mr- Heifner, and Mr. Taylor, were the pallbearers.
We are sure the cc&nmunity extends its sympathy to Mrs. Lindsay.
Baker Junior High Students To Appear On Television Ten students from Baker are presenting two panel discussions on KRMA, Channel 6. The first panel, on January 18, at 2 p. in. discussed the transition from elementary school to junior high school- The panel on January 25 at 2 p. m., will discuss the book CHARLOTTE'S WEB.
The members of the first panel were Elizabeth Gallegos, Rosabelle Gomez, Mari Sing-ley, Michael Dyes, and the moderator, Buz Perez.
The members of the second panel are Danny Candelaria, Gloria Lopez, Linda Frazier, David Escobedo, and the moderator, Angelo Lucero.
The purposes of the panels are to inform sixth grade students and to assist elementary teachers in instructing their
ST. JOSEPH'S GRADE SCHOOL
High School Placement Tests if all schools had a physical By Julie Knautkremer, grade 8, education program-High School Placement Tests
By Pat Cassidy, grade 7
On Saturdcry,- January 9Â£. Saint Joseph's Grade School played its first basketball gam of- the' season. Although they lost their game they played as if they were the ones who were* ahead.
The game was played fast with Saint Joseph's using mostly the fast break, and capitalizing on it. t Sacred Heart led in the game all the way, but St. Joseph's was still determined.
St. Joseph's gave Sacred Heart a good game but could not manage to find enough points. The game ended with
will be given Saturday, January 30th, for, all rthose, in Saint Joseph's eighth grade class, and. also for any. children in public school who > are interested in attending Saint Joseph's High School next fall. The tests will begin at 9:30 and last until 1:30. The price per student is $1-?%
By Mary Bullock, grade 8
Two ^escaped serious injury and possible death when their car skidded and crashed into a telephone pofe. Why? They thought that they could evade the anti df the law. They thought they could get away
with speeding just this Once. I ~ $q to yj victory for Sacred But they were wrong. By not Heart-cooperating they lost their car' and almost their lives. Cooperation would have meant a trivial fine in comparison, to human lives. Police were "spoil sports" tp them, and not the helpers and protectors that they are. But ..they' learned to cooperate the hard way- Will
tivity will be to sponsor mov- students on the proper presen-ies at the Winter Carnival. tation of a panel discussion.
By Debra Roybal, grade 7 Byers Branch Library has a. wonderful variety / of kooks, from fairy tales to mysteries. It's close enough tÂ£> several schools,! so that many children can go to it when' they got out of school- It i^ important to use a library once in a -while to help us in our schoqPwork., During the summer the: library has a reading program,, and if a. person reads a Certain, number of books he or she will receive a certificate of an outstanding reading achievement.
By Nora Talty, grade 7 Reading has become one of the necessary subjects of both public and parochial schools. Many standardized- tests are taken yearly to find the grade level of each student's vocabulary and reading skills. Many steps are taken to improve and build up one's reading habits. T- Q. L. R.: is one step that can be used. in almost anything we do in our school work; that is Thinking, Ques-tiotiing, Listening, Reviewing.
Physical Education By Ronnie Martinez grade 7 I L, 2, 3, 4. From miles away you. can rear the sound ;of 1, 2r 3, 4; as the class recreates their body after an exhausting morning in school. The children of St. Joseph's seem to enjoy these activities. The credit-goes to our. three physical education teachers, Mr> Augustine, Mrs. Rodriguez, and Mrs- Trujillo. This will continue the rest of the year. It helps build strong boys and girls.
By Jerry Welte, grade 7 St: Joseph's Grade School has a physical education program. Everyday at noon time both boys and girls "do exercises. Not only the mind but also the body must be developed in order, to make the future citi-
ELMWOOD SCHOOL Our Visit To Chappell House By Randy Romero, grade 5l
When we entered the muss-eum. we saw very interesting Indian totem poles. After we were seated our guide told us, all about the False Face Society and about how the Indian children would get same-of these masks and scare the grownups so they could get popcorn and tidbits of meat. Then she told about how the Iriquois and the Algonquins didl bead work. She said' you could, tell what tribe they belonged by ju^t: looking at their. moc* casins. She told us about their different way^i of living arid about two main kinds of houses.- There were the long houses and wigwams. She told us about the Indians League of Nations and how they stayed together right on up until the Revolutionary War.
Then we went to see the Pueblo room. Our guide told' us about how they wove baskets and made pottery- but the most interesting thing about- it was" that ^ they hadl almost 200 gods. I'll nam- at few godsone for keeping the?-locusts and bugs away, one? for keeping the crops from dying; but the most important jgqd was the god of watery They said these r gods once* caihe to earth.
Then' our guide showed us the, California room. She told Ip-abOut their money. It was called wampum. When an? Indian had this it was money-to him. He also had a rock: that showed how rich'he was.
Our guide then took us into the Plains Indians room. She showed us the many different beaded clothes and moccasins. She showed us the tepee and many different kinds of tomahawks arid pipes.
She said that none of the younger men. could smoke because it was bad for them.
We then went to the Northwest Indians room. She show-led, us clothes made of moun-Miti goats. hair and of the things that showed to what tribe they, belonged. They-were the Raven, Brown Bear and Beaver. She showed us
zens of this country able to do how-they decorated their cloth-the jobs they will do as adults. es with buttons. We had to These exercises are often very .leave then. It was a very enjoyable. It would be well I good trip.
BOYS' CLUB NEWS
. Mj||j newly y#rc|3i^iz^d "West Denver Ke^to^e^Club'' tot off to a good sfcrrt as their first project yielded the club $100. This money was earned by ;4naking evergreen wreaths during the .Qhi^tpjas seq^pmjmd -sejlir^g .Â§Qho^vtjis, ^egth^ to ^^Irg jSgir^sorg
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collected as^welfras qndd; |p; unembers of the Keystone Club. The Keystone Club received its charter through help of the -Boys Clubs of Denver, Inc. It
The Boys' Club had a sell-cut crowd at its annual Christmas Party* More than 300 boys jammed; into the facility
The ,new year has diffused a jnew vitality among the boys.
. new. vi^or is ^qulte appar-
craft', sK6p;' AttliHst ^e^m^Iing pf ufe 'ppweritbpls cuid. the: scrdecn' -of the 'Hand saws orio, can hear the miiffled vvoice of a seven year old-drying .his best to draw attention towards his own problems It. may be a nail that does mot ioilow the right Course Or a saw that does .not cut op. the .inark. In another corner sdme- iective and in the end come ftut with the desired project -ready to paint or polish. One! -can see the pride they take %t the final touchy they give to. the object Of their creation. J^. bpv,. thus, in the craft shop, of facing
Ig^ures 'as well cis the taste pt success which he is sure to encounter in later years.
,, Community study halls ip. the: Baker area are1 wdll' organized by now. Adequately trained staff members are assigned to each center. Basic subject textbooks and other reference bpoks tare .available for pupils to >usd<-: $'.Putimes of assign-' ments are :madorgvaifableby rfcker tdubipr -High .school tp leach center/ to -help staff mem-bers and? pupils: rdfer to them.
ThO- ^stuidy halls are operi to all Junior High School students. Locations and times are:
North Lincoln Park Homes 1438 Navajo Street, upstairs, Wednesday,' 7:00 to .8:30 p,m, Denver Welfare Training Center, 646 Delaware Street, Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Mennonite Church 430 W- 9th Avenue, Thursday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
First Spanish Methodist Church, West 11th Avenue and Kalamath Street, Monday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Community; study hall attendance is voluntary. Parents who' are worried about' the safety of their children may take them to the study hall, stay with them, or return for them.
;; The puddle of ihbhtudy hall is tb do homework br m'dkeQp wdrk With qualified tutors arid reference' materials for all pupils who need this assistance.
Your Money's Worth
Copyright 1965 by ,, Consumers Union of U. S-, Inc.
ARE SLEEPING POLLS SAFE? v,,. Those highly1 touted sleeping pilJ^'may seept harmless ini the TV pommercidlejbut:some, at least' are 1 not safe' enough; "cdifelJMER REPORTS in its January issue cites a medical journal report oil' six patients who, withiri a six*ihpnth period had attempted suicide with overdose of Sominex. They didn't die, but each became critically ill and required several days of hospitalization. Their symptoms included coma, convulsions, hallucinations, incoordination, rapid pulse, dialation of the pupils, dry and flushed skin, and fever,
Sominex and at least one other brand, Sleep-Eze, contain small amounts of scopolamine, and the would-be suicides suffered severe scopolamine poisoning; >* v j. -There is an added risk from scopolamme. In susceptible individuals especially older people^-it can precipitate an attack of acute glaucoma; a leading cause .of. blindness. j t Many pffjie]?
sleeping pills, db axot; cbntqihf scopolamine, but depend solely on the drowriness that can be induced by antihistamines.
But these pills too should be handled1 cautiously, for they have been known to produce side effects ranging from dizziness,,,. i^cobMin.atibii/ and
loss or appetite, frequent' urirta-Itibn,. skirt ? rashes/^and v obcas-Ibfially everi blood* changes.:'
The -pills are hardly worth the risk since, as Consumers Union points out, over-the-counter sleeping pills are unlikely to help any but the mildest forms of wakefulnessand then only for some people'.. Persistent insomnia usually requires medical treatment.
' As part of ministering to the total-needs of man, spiritual, physical or mental, First Men-boy.s who work ] nonite Church is endeavoring to bring added services to the crturch and community.
On January 25, the Family Health Service will hold their first Well Baby Clinic under the ^direction pf a doctor and nurses who will be volunteering their time.The; hours are 6:30 9:30 p. m. in the Youth Center at 9th Avenue and Elati Street. This will be clinic at which you can have your children receive regular checkups and immunizations. Tt will not be able to provide care for sick; children1, but is cm eri--deavor to keep more children in better health. Everyone is welcome to come. There will be a small charge based on the ability of the individual to pay.
The Women s Missionary dhd Service' Auxiliary of the First Menrionite Church met on January 8th .to hear Earl Me-Coy^pf the West Bide Improvement Association discuss what is .being- done and Still needs
The Boys' Club of Denver was able to honor 100 of its members at an Awards Dinner at the Brown Palace Hotel on "December 16. There were ov-er 200 men and women in at-lendance to see each of the Boys receive a medallion.
The speaker for the occasion
'ras. the winter Olympic coach,! i be done pn the West Side.
Bob Beatty. This event was made possible by the Sears "Roebuck Foundation.
The Boys' Club, through its ''Oiristmas tourney, gave away *a pool table with cues, racks '
Many. helpful ;ahd interesting facts and statistics weib. given.-Later, over refreshments, various questions Were-asked and discussed. Those present Would like tb, express, their thanks to Mr. McCoy for' giving them new insights and understanding on the development of the West Side.
1 On' Sunday, January 24, Til-man Smith, president of Hess*-ton College, Hesston Kansas; will be the guest speaker in the 9:00 a. m. service and also in the 11:15 Spanish service. In the evening at 7:00 p. m., Pcrstpr Marcus Bishop will speak on '"The Way of Love and Peace." You are invited to participate in any of these services. I
m INNER CITY PARISH TheTnnbr City Parish, reports they had a splendid turnout for their Christmas program, "Christmas on Gala-pago Street." There were approximately 250 people present and the church was filled Coming up on their agenda is a Mothers Club for mothers of playschool children starting the first Monday of February, the 1st, at 9:30 a. m. They al-iso have a sewing class every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a. m Everyone interested in learning how to make new clothes and remake used ones is invited. The class is small at the present and1 they Would" Welcome ipore interbsfed ladis^. T!
February 21st is the date set for a Vesper Service at which they hope to have a guest minister.
1st AVE. PRESBYTERIAN
The annual meeting of the congregation of the Firs! Avenue Presbyterian Church was held recently at which new officers were elected and; plans laid for the coming year. Elected to the -Board of Elders for three, year terms were: Ejr, Tom Murray, Mr. Arthur Stewart, Mr- Edward Willson, 'Mr.v King Whepler, Mr. Marshall ^ White, Mr. Guy McMilldn, and Mr. Arthur Price. New deacons ellected were: Mr. George Younger, Mr. Lawrence Marble, Mr. Henry Starkel and Mr. Lloyd Braa.
Some of the future plans for the church call for remodeling of the interior Sunday School rooms and installation of new rest rooms.
Reverend Blomquist mentioned'also that they continue to have their Weekday Bible School every Tuesday afternoon from 3:40 to 4:40 p. m. This is for grade school chil-' dreri and all are invited.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN MEN'S T-SHIRTS
Next to himself, the American male likes T-Shirts best. They're outselling sleeveless men's undershirts three to one, according to the January issue of CONSUMER .REPORTS. Test results are given on a cross section of the market: 19 all-cotton models and 8 models in blends of cotton with man-made fibers.
:; Factors^ affecting the durabil-; Ity,- comfort;: lqundering, and: fit vof the T-shirts were tested.; The fabric of all shirts tested was judged to be of at least-adequate durability, but some models scored low in seam strength. Others had no protection qgairtst undue stretching at the neck.
Reinforcement across the shoulder seams and back of the neck can also help keep the neck from stretching out of shape. This is done either with tape or with a double-overcast seam that shows up as a double-V-shaped pattern of stitches.
i; All ithe shirts tested .* were porous enough for comfort and allincluding the blends?absorbed perspiration almost instantaneously. The all-cotton models, however, absorbed more moisture than did. the blends, and they also allowed faster evaporation.
Dimensions of all the shirts when new conformed to voluntary industry standards for length, Width and armholes- Almost two thirds, however, shrank or stretched noticeably after repeated laundering. The. models that confined their shrinkage to
NEW TEACHER AT ENGINEERING DRAFTING SCHOOL
The Engineering Drafting School at 846 Elati* Street added dl neWi instructor to,/ their staff' on January 4th. Mr. L R. Hcttt lias two degrees in 'Engineering and spent many yeara^ with the DiiPont Com-jXinY in Delaware. He also taught five years at the School df Mines in South Dakota. Mr. Hatt, who is presently living ;in Boulder, is teaching Mechanical Drawing.
On Friday and Saturday, January 15th and' 16th, the Engineering Drafting School was host, along with seven other private technical schools in Denver, to more than 90 high school counselors. The majority of these came from all parts of Colorado and also some from Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas for an Open House and Work Shop to which these schools had invited them.
Dear West Sidersri' '
,1 am Gerti^d Hungerbuhler, frpm Zurich Switzpriand, a special sti|dent at MfeSraduate School of Social Work, University of: Denver.- arid dping my field work with the West Side Improvement Association. Zurich is Switzeriand,'s biggest i city and is built around the end of beautiful blue;Jake and surrdunded by ; greien. and wopdy hills. On lovely' days you can see the high. mountains with their glaciers and eternal snows. It is a magnificent scene and a famous attraction. I, of Course,. am fond of my small but beautiful homeland, which is on of the oldest free republics in the world.
It has been nearly twenty years since I received,my social work education at the ^ur-iph School of Social Work. After graduation in 1947 I Was first a social caseworker with a regional child welfare agency in a semi-rural district. Later I set up a vocational guidance and. youth employment service in prie of pur mountain valleys with about 40,000 [ijilfabitants. This was a thrilling experience which aroused my interest in community organization me-ods and skills.
In 1963 I was granted a United Nations Fellowship for the following year. The U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare recommended. me to the University of Denver School of Social Work where I arrived- in September, 1964, after spending four weeks in; the eastern part of the United, States. I toured New |BBM ... an acceptable York City, Washington D. C., limit had, in .most cdses> been Mount Vernon. and the grave
subjected to some sort of anti-shrink treatment; thus it's a good ideq to prefer shirts making this claim. Blit be sure tp read the claim Carefully. If it says, "less than 1 % length shrinkage," this means that its clajm is limited, to length shrinkage, and no claim is made for other important dimensions like chest and sleeve measurements.
Some models claimed to have 'wash-and-wear" or "no-iron" propertiesbut CU found' them no freer from wrinkles after laundering than other shirts for which no such claim had been made.
of the- late President. John F. Kennedy- -I was. very moved as T stood by his grave with people from all-over the world. He was regarded highly by the people of Europe and his sudden, deafh caused great shock artd sorrow tp us. I saw the eternal flame, that sign of hope and faith for a better and moie peaceful world. It is a reminder for all of us to continue whdt he began. I think we on the West Side alre making our contribution to this task by working for, a better neighborhood and community.
; Cordially yours, Gertrud Hungerbuhler