Volume 1, Number XI
'light the Perch Week
March 21 27
Mayor Tom Currigan lias proclaimed the week of March 21 to 27 as "Liqht the Porch" Week to remind citizens that brighter lights at night will make streets safer and prevent crime- Many blocks on the West Side have been brightened by mid-block sheet lights as a result of petitions circulated by residents. -The ^Light the Porch" Week' is a program sponsored by the Central District of the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs to encourage residents throughout the city' to add1 more light by leaving porch and yard lights^ on alf night-.
The following proclamation has been madp by. Mayor Cur-xigan:
WHEREAS, the Woman's Club of Denver has launched a double-goal project, "Crusade for Light" and "Crime Prevent tion"; and
WHEREAS, the ||Jglubs of the Central y District, Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs, hgve joined together to launch this program to Combat crime; and
WHEREAS, this program includes a plan to have each club obtain a 90% "pledge-'of cooperation" hom its membebi Ship1; Said $iÂ§dge being- On agreement to leave porch or yard lights on at night and toJ help in securing better street lighting; and
WHEREAS, the "Crusade for Light" includes an effort to obtain not only adequate street lighting, but proper lighting for alleyways, and floodlights for back yards;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, THOMAS G. CURRIGAN, Mayor of the City and County of Denver by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim the week of March 21-27, 1965, as
"Light the Porch" Week in Denver,, arid urge alf citL zens to join with the members of the Central District of the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs in this worthwhile project.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand dnd caused the official seal of the rCify and County of Denver td be affixed' this 16th day of March, 1965.
Mission At St. Joseph's
A Mission will be held at St. loseph's Catholic Church, West 6th Avenue and Galapa-go Street, beginning on March 28 and continuing through April 11. The Mission will be held, every night at 7:30 p.m. Thb iirst week of- the -Mission will be for men (March 28 through April 4), and the second Week for the ladies (April 4 through 11)..
METROPOLITAN YOUTH EDUCATION CENTER
The Denver Public Schools and the Jefferson County Public SohodlsTiave joined together 'm establishing the Metropolitan Youth Education Center* A"
The Education Center functions for the purpose Of providing:-
1. Educational training for job placement.
2. Educational training for job advancement- .
3- Educational training leading to graduation from;/high school', a high school diploma.
4. Educational training to help a student pass the state G- E. D. te^t, qualifying him or her for an equivalency diploma.* :
Job placement services for students in need of a job
Students living in Denver and 'Jefferson counties may attend rthe- Center free of charge-Many of our students, for one : reason or another, dropped out of school, before graduation. Some students attending have graduated .blit find a need for special -training .that will help them to be better prepared for placement- and job success. :
The Metropolitan Youth Education. Center is open arid holds classes 5 days a week from 8:30 a- m- 4 p.. m and Tuesday* and Thursday evenings, horn 7:00 p- m. 9:00 p- m.
'If ybU^Ore 26 to -25 yetrrs of age and see a need for more educational training come to 55.90 v W. 20th Avenue or call 238-5334.
Mayor Speaks To Liars|e Crowd
More than 100 West Siders attended the Mayor 1 Citizen Meeting on February 24, sponsored by the West Side Improvement Association^ In addition to Mayor Tom Currigan, other City officials present included Bernard Valdez, Manager of Welfare; Jack Bruce, Traffic Engineer; John O'Fallpn, Chief Building Inspector; Floyd
Adult Program At At Byers Library
A colorful program from South of the Border, with a color slide travelogue and folk dances, will be presented at Byers. Library on Thursday afternoon, April 8- The adult prograin will begin at 1:15 p. m./ and will last, about one hour* It is open to the public free of charge. No tickets are needed-
. .Ori March 18, the first of the new series of Adult Programs Was; presented at Byers Library., Robert ,L- Brown gave an, illustrated talk on "Jeep Trails to' Colorado Ghost Towns-" The last of the Spring series will be given on May 6 when a program of garden-irlq^hl&mdhoh w ill be "presented The Library Committee of the West 'Side Improvement Association participated in planning the adult program.
Tanaka, Assistant Director Urban '-'Reh^wal; Frank Justice, Chief, Housing Section of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Harold Dill, Chief of Police; and Leo Gemma, Jr., Councilman. The moderator for th meeting was Harold L Harrison, of 407 West 6th Avenue.
Mayor Currigan began with introductions of the representatives of city departments and reported that construction of the new Denver General Hos-pial on the West Side willl probably begin in the Spring of 1966/ 1 The remainder of the meeting was devoted to questions from the audience- In reply to. questions about traffic. Jack Bruce indicated that the east-west freeway route is not yet set, but will be needed someplace between Alameda and 11th Avenue at some time in the future; the 6th Avenue viaduct will be completed this year, but it is still undecided whether or not Kalamath Street and Santa Fe Drive will be one-way streets.
Floyd Tanaka, responding to questions about Urban Renew-efe replied that plans for the West''Side are based on maintaining the general residential, nature .of the area- No Urban Renewal programs ~ will be started on the West Side for at least six years, and perhaps much longer-
... Other topics raised included clean-up, public housing, the War on Poverty, and tax plans. In response to specific requests, some answers have already been received from city departments; a stop sign was installed at 5th Avenue and Fox Street; the old fire station at 3rd Avenue and Cherokee will be tom down by summer and nearby residents are now considering a suggestion to make a small playground on the lot.
The Denver Department, of:. Welfare placed 180t children, in adoptive hom^s during 1964-Most of these children were infants,- some: were preschool arid school age, and 41 were children of c minority background: Therebontinue to be more 'prospective r parents for healthy infants of Northern European : nationality background. However# the ratio is not as great as it was a few years ago when the populcn: magazines were talking about 10 adoptive applicants for each infant. This supply -demand ratio is reversed foi some children- Therer are more1 children of minority grpup background, more children of school age; more children with physical problems than there are prospective adoptive parents- These children wait longer for their
permanent -, families- The. Denver Department of Welfare, is doncerhed about the number Of children -who are waiting/ fbr thelf permanent families.
: Mickey, Mary, Johnny- and Susie] pictured- above, are some of the children-who are waiting for1 adoptive parents-Mickey is 18 months old and has an excessive* amount of energy : Possibility of brqin dam-. ape iriay create'the excessive, energy whfchr needs to be. controlled through medication. He has a normal routine and is a happy child, His nationality background is German, English and Irish. Mary is 13 months old- She- is^a stocky little girl with' dark- brown, al: motid shaped eyes, black hair arid an olive complexion. Her. parents were.of Japanese and Negro descent- She, too, is a
friendly, loving little girl- Johnny is 10 months old and all' boy. He has dark brown hair arid eybs and rt fair skin- He is crawling' and pulling hirii-, self up. Hjs1 igybrite objects are the family dog arid a big' .bcdi. His pqrei^' were Spgn-ish-i^qfricqri. I&rsip is 6; months' old 'qnd her parents, were *Ne-gTp. .. She is d good natured baby arid is alwdysready with a smile- She has been iri good health'- There' are other 'CM-dren who like Mickey, Mary, Johnny arid Susie are vtfctitirig for their adoptive families.
The Denver Department of Welfare is1 seeking adoptive pdrerits who are healthy; happy people With everyday routine and interests- There is no set inddrrie reqmremerit but there is discussion-about' the family's ability to manage
within the income. Home ownership is not required Families7'with children may apply arid there is': no limitation as to the number of adopted children- placed with he family. Spttie adoptive mothers are eiriployeai Children can be placed Sunder these, circumstances if the child can get the '"mothering" he needs.
: The Department has had the help of the Adoption Advisory Committee chaired by Mrs- Jos eph L- Griffith In' attempting t6 find ways of' getting the word to the' community that these children are available and: the Denver Department of Welfare is interested in talking with adoptive applicants .Anyone interested cari 'obtain''information7 bv calling the'Den. vef Department of Welfare.at 222-9345-
Shelter Homes For Children Needed
Have you a large heart that loves children and a large house? Are your own children grown and gone?
Are you willing to offer temporary care to children when emergencies arise in their own farhilies? r
The Denver Department of Welfare: needs Receiving Homes- Receiving Homes provide emergency shelter care to youngsters of all ages and races l and from all types oi backgrounds- They prefer Re-cenrihg Home "parents" to be people experienced with children; whose own children are grown up, and who have at least two or three extra bedrooms in their house.
The Denver Department of Welfare pays a guaranteed monthly rate for the service-
If you.are'interested, call the Child Welfare Division' of the I Denver De^crtment .of Welfare for more information.- Thp tele-| phone number is 222-9345.
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T H E RE.C O R D E R,
WEST SEOE RECORDER
Sponsored by West Side Improvement Association
Office: 768 Santa Fe Drive Phopq 244-3501 t ,
Editor: Rachel Guedea Rose Qofhez, Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard.. v
Margot Serumgard of 1247 Lipan Street gave a talk on her trip to Switzerland to the Women's Club of Denver. They met at the lounge room of the Empire Bank oh February 9th. Margot had on her Swiss costume and with her talk, had a tape recording of the most famous yodelling held in Bern Switzerland last year. There was also on the tape a recording of ah Alpine Horn. A wonderful time was had and Margot sold the ladies on a trip to Switzerland.
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Mrs- Charlotte Gonzales, 1022 West 9th Avenue is proud of the street light in front of her house. She got it earlier this, month as a result of a petition from the West Side Improvement Association office which she circulated among her neighbors.
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Mr- Ben Hbdges, 1114 Mariposa, is in the Veteran's Administration Hospital with high blood pressure.
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.Mrs. Vera Lucero, 526, Kala-math, fell down some stairs at the. City and County Building. She ris currently in Mercy Hospital'- . . /" I .
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Mrs. Drew Hewlings/ 837 Scmta Fe Drive, has been serving on jury duty. She continues her making of corsages, place settings, and table decorations for P.-T. A- meetings at Baker and Elmwood and for the county P.-T. A. luncheons. A great deal Of credit is due her, for her community efforts,
Mr- Tom Lucero, son of Mr-and Mrs- Ben Hodges of 1114 Mariposa was home on leave from the Navy.; He is stationed in San Diego, California and returned on March 15. j
Mrs. Sam Herrera, 903 Lipan Street' recently underwent surgery. She is now recuperating at home.
Donna and Sandra Winter holder, ages 13 and .15, of 226 West Third Avenue were recently awarded badges for ^completion of the YWCA's Junior Life Saving Course. They ere the daughters of Mr. and &Crs. Roy Winterhdlder.
Mrs- Julia Ortez of 1314 Lipan *Â§treet has retired- from the 'Gates Rubber Company,. She had been employed by the Gates Qompany for twenty years. Gates employees gave her a money tree covered with ne dollar bills.
St. Elizabeth's P. T. A- meeting March 17th at 8:00 p-m-Also Gift Stars are needed for the movie projector. Anyone wishing to donate please contact Mrs. Serumgard or Mrs. Conway, Â£44-7119.
Mr. and Mrs.'Ernest Conway ai'& preparing to assist at the wedding of her, brother, Joe iuiiborn of Pueblo. Mr. Uliborn arid Miss Juanita Montoya will be married March' 2151/1965 at the Park Hill Baptiit-/ Ohti&ch) j Pueblo-
Mrs. Sonia Edwards; ddiigh-;ter of 'Me; and Mrs. itesliB Kalanquin of 1423 J^ipan Sitireet underwent / Surgery on March' 5th, 1965 at the Lutheran Hbe-pitaL
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Mr. Juan Montoya, uncle of Mr. Ernest Conway of 1430 Lipan Street -passed away March 5th irf Las Vegas, New Mexico- We wish to express pur sincere., sympathy to the family;..
Mrs.' Martin Deter of 3230 West Colorado Avenue, a long time resident of the West Side had the misfortune of falling this week and dislocating her /shoulder. .
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Sympathy goes to our West Sider, Mrs. Lula Young of 241 Inca, in the loss of her mother Mrs. 'Anderson Hamilton. She was buried in the family plot in Trinidad. On March 3rd Mrs. Young also buried her aunt, Mamie Wilson of 112 Delaware. She was q Denver pioneer and a West Side resident-
Mrs- Esther Sullivan of 282 Inca has been confined to her home for the past week. She is improving and .hopes to be out soon .
Ricci. Rogoff of the Santa Fe Economy Store was in an automobile accident several weeks ago- She was in the hospital for three weeks and. then the doctor sent her to Florida to be with her. father/ 'during .her convalescence.
. Mr. arid Mrs- Gary Shad, of 11 OR Santa Fe have a new granddaugher, bom February 26 to their daughter. Gay arid her husband Roriny Garciq.' of
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Mrs. Sarah 'Mitotes of 1009 West 14th Avenue passed away recently. Requiem High Mass was held March 6 at St. Elizabeth's with burial in Mt. Olivet- She is survived by her husband Lucas Mitotes, her sons, Albert arid Henry Mitotes, Ralph and John Duran; her daughters Helen Garcia and Adeline Sena; her sisters/ Juanita Smith and Genevieve Vigil and by 22 grandchildren.
and 7 great grandchildren.
Miss Leontina Ruybal, a resir dent of 550 Galapago for the past twenty one years, passed away Monday, March 1st, 1965 after a brief illness. Tina, as she was affectionately called, was bom January 10th, 1920, at Magote, Colorado. She is survived by her mother; Mrs,; Sofia G. Ruybal, one sister, Mrs. Benjamin Jaramillo; and four brothers*Al, Phil, David and Leroy, all of Denver,
Recitation of Rosary was at the Trevino Chapel of Roses, Thursday, March. 4th> arid Re- quiem High Mass was held at St. Jbseph's Church, Friday the 5th of'March. She was laid to rest' at Mount Olivet., Tina will be greatly /missed by her many friends and neighbors-
- Mrs. Louise Churchill of 1209 Lipdn Street underwent sur-aeiy at Mercy HospHal^oMarch I -1 P j lorn. 63- yjiiidt
The Reverend James, ;L. Smith, .' pastor, of the Wesley Methodist Church at 5th arid Galapago, is one "of four' students at the Iliff School of Theology who will accompany Dr-Walter G. Williams, Professor of Old Testament at the school of Theology, on his forthcoming archaeological expedition tq Dhiban, Jordan. Theieight weeK expedition will follow a three week travel seminar across? the Mediterranean. After the three week seminar, the main group will return via Tel Aviv, Israel, while the archaeological team prepares for the "dig". Reverend Smith will serve as a "field supervispr" under Dr. Williams' direction- The tour and expedition, which are good for -regular academic credit, will require preparatory study of the history of the sites and the tools. of archaeology. .
Dhiban, site of 'the ancient Dibon of Moab, is just east of the Dead Sea. It has been the site of several previous expeditions, one by Dr. Williams-Several important discoveries have been made at Dhiban;'in* eluding the famous Moabite stone which contain! an / inscription of Mesha, kirig'^of Moab- 'The inscription supplements our fcnoMedge of ~ i Kings,- ; chapter sixteen. r /
Mr; and Mrs. Hpnry Schqn-borg of 1248 Lipan Street>':were; the: guests fprt dinriner at Mr. and Mrs/ Sbhmurrs' of Lake-wood, Sunday, February 28th. hir. and Mrs* Charles Olson of fj48 4th. Avenue Brought a; din= ner to the/ Schonborgs : on March 5th Jbnd d good' time Was reported*
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Mrs. Adolph Pacheco of 1.25,3 Lipari/ Street; has been very ill with the'flu the last few days-' However she is feeling
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Mr. and Mrs. .Dennis Mares of 1243 Kalamath announced the birth of a daughter Susan Amelia-, The baby arrived- on Febmary 3rd. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Emil
Mares-' I .
.Mrs. Ida Baer of 924 West IQth Avenue had a bi^day party, Febmary 2Â£th: (She ,was hpnored with a Hankey Shower,; Febmary 23rd by the jj Degree of Pocahontas?. Mrs* Baer and her sister Mrs. Minnie Mercer of 1229 Upon Street have been members of the Daughters of Pocahontas for sixty three years.
El Cronista de -Colorado, a newspaper in Spanish and English designed to serve the Spanish residents of the .state, is now being published. Those wanting 4a receive this free paper may call| 534-2646, or, write 1a E! Cronsitacaf -2127. Larihiri 'iStrfcet- m
The gfdups at Auraria Community Center have been having some interesting and varied experiences in the last few weeks. A group of high schopi girls ^Pqi Gporge Washington; High School -came to meet with the high school girls club at Aurarid Community Center one Saturday .afternoon. The two groups Worked together to. help survey the- nPigHboiJiqpd* cori-Cerninq the interests' of adults in activities at the Center/Both groups of ;girls had such a good time together and are hoping to have some other activities together.. Recently the girls ;went sleddiqg at Evergreen on a Saturday afternoon. Though,; the. weather was warm and the snow was damp/ the girls,had;a great time, arid' are| now .planning ..other outings for the warmer weather.
The Preschool Mother! group at i the Center has gotten off to' a good start here in ,1965. Several meetings have been held, with more planned .in the fu-: ture. Planning for the meetings has been done by the women. At. the last meeting the school, nurse from Greenlee School visited with us, answering some of our questions about child health. Our next meeting will be on March 18th when .we will practice the use of .a thermometer as well as discuss some of the discipline problems that we face* On April the first we- will have a chance to visit the Children's Library.
The elementary* groups had fun when they traveled by bus to the Bonfils theater to a children's play/ The play was very fenny'; and the staff were pleased thfcft- to Aurctria/children dte^pltry'- so much/
These qrbupk have been doing Tb'ts of trips" and swimming ..and now plans for special Easter vacation activities are being started. .. ^ ,/,/
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; vTH next family night will1 be. .held on April 9th. We will be enteriained by the Greenlee] Chorus. The last Auraria Family night was a pot luck supper with | some special entertainment of Spanish songs and dances. This was a wonderful evening which was enjoyed by everyone present-
/The Denver Metro Basketball League was Organized iri the fall of 1964 with teams froiri/ Golden Recreation Center, State Homes, /Lookout Mountain School for Boys, Epworth Community Center, St. Charles Re-creatiPn Center, Norihside Community Center, Whittier Recre-atidn Center and Auraria Com-iriimiy Center dividled. into junior' drid senior divisioris- The jhriior: division was won by Whittier Recreattori Center who werit undefeated yin regular season play. Our entty, the Auraria "Scorpions" was made up of Joe Florez, Art Tate, Fred Gbmogda, Danny Vigil, Dusty Bouker and George Chavez. They entered the tourney as the 5th team after playing a "hot and cold" brand of ball in season play. The. first round they won over State Home by a score of 38-29. The following night they came up with their finest game of the year in knocking off undefeated Whither. Not just beating them, but with to authority of 10 big points! Tbs finals, to which
they lost to Lookout Mountain 44-36, they simply ran out of gas.
Auraria's senior i division entry called the "Hawks" had Dan Romero, Manuel Ortega, Pete Vigil, Richard Perez, Gene Fresquez, Abe Solano, Ralph Florez, Larry Running Bear and George Florez with Lew Brown as coach- They compiled a:
. record of 104 to finish third .on the regular season- In the tourney with victories over North-side Community Center and Whittier Recreation Center,, they went against the league* champs Golden Recreation Center. Auraria gave it everything it had and wound up-being the1 .bridesmaid one-again, by the score of 50-38-
Students Speak At Baker P.T.A.
At a recent Parent Teacher Association meeting held at Baker Junior High School on. Tuesday evening, March -9,-1965, a panel was composed of Miss Mildred Biddick, Director, School-Community Relations; Mr. Pete Shannon, Jr-, Assistant Principal, West High School; Linda Maes and Gregory Dyes,, members of the student council'. The following comments were-made by these two school leaders which reflects the caliber of educational opportunities, provided by the school.
The two "C's" stand for the two biggest problems students-.in our community face. This C-stands for "compute"working with numbers- A program was set up last year to teach the fundamental operations of addition,. subtraction,, multiplication and division of whole numbers. andfractions in a new-and meaningful manner.
- This C is for "communication"speaking, reading, listening, and- writing. Several, of our classes emphasize these communication skillsEnglish,, social studies and semantics which., is the study of words* Three years ago a new type of class was added to our junior high program. This was READING.
Nearly all seventh graders ar enrolled in these classes- Eighth, and ninth graders who have-reading probems are also taking classes,
Comihunication also means being able, to speak well. Drariiatics /. class emphasizes, the speaking skills. Many students are 'used to speaking at assemblies, programs such as this, and enter speech contests sponsored by civic organizations in the city. Last Thursday, Baker students spoke before a group of judges from the Optomists Club to qualify for a city-wide contest. Six of them qualified- and will atterid a breakfast. at which they will speak- One of them will then be chosen to speak at a district contest.
I think the school is doing a very good1 job to help us improve our C'sComputation and Communication.
Tre next issue of the WEST SIDE RECORDER is scheduled for distribution on April 16. Deadline for the April issue is April 8. Send news to the RECORDER, 768 Santa Fe Drive, or phone 244-3301^
The Boys' Club was ,invited to play in the Methodist Church league and came in second in the league' play and champions of the pldy:off tournament. The boys were in 5th and 6th grades and' had a lot of fun playing in the league- The team was coached by Gilbert Mayoral, part time athletic director of. the Boys' Club- The Boys are left to right, top to bottom: David Martinez, Randy Romero, Tom Davis, Randy Mayoral, Bob Santillanez, Reynaldo^ Gil- Mayoral,
Coach; Ray Castro, George Pacheco, Charlie Mayoral, NickrSdhehoz, Mike Maypr.pl, Walt ; Sanchez, Leonard Zara-gosa. I
West Denver Keystone Club by
The West Denver Keystone Clifo, a newly formed activity for boys of high school level, recently went on an outing in which all members participated. The small -; group of twelve boys' did quite a bit of pre-planning work before going-. They were inyolved in making sled's and renting toboggans, when ta- go,' where to go, what to take; many problems like these- confronted them. They finally decided to go February 28 tg Bergen Park where they spent a day of fun in the snow.
Boys' Club of America held its national spat shot contest in February. ^The Boys' Club of Denver participated on a local level and the winners were Louie Perez, Mike Marez, Ray Castro arid Leonard Zara-gosa. Congratulations to them all.
The Boys' Club was fortunate in being able to send 75 boys -to. the Bonfils Theatre where they saw the play, "The Emperor's New Clothes." The East Denver Kiwanis Club provided supervision and transportation. It was such a success that they are going again March 19th to see "The Clown Who Ran Away". All members were really thrilled at the pro tram*.
The crqft shop has a busy and interesting schedule a-head. With a large number of new boys joining the club it became imperative 'to hold power topis classes twice a week. A few of the boys have to make more than one attempt to pass the' tests. St- Patrick's Day has induced the boys td; make four leaved clovers out of green plastic to bring them luck-.
All of us are looking: forward to,' the Easter hat parade ;.fpi? which : ,the* boys have started to' prepare Easter bonnets. These honhets. will be modeled by "friends,!sisters dhid mothers of-.-, the members who j.,madp them- Prizes will be' awarded to the .yesigriers. as. we(ll..qÂ£, to "those who;/, will model thCss Easter bonnets-
We hope that the boys will
40th REUNION AT WEST
The925 graduating class of West High School is planning a 40 year class reunion in' May or June at one of the local country clubs. They are going .to honor all the teachers who were on the faculty at West in 1925. Although some of the teachers and graduates have been contacted they are having some trouble because they do .not know for. sure. who all the teachers and graduates are
SAFETY POSTER' CONTEST I Three Greenlee pupils were Colorado finalists; in the AAA safety-, poster, contests which closed recently; Winners!- in theiri divisions were-. Debra Kfdf t arid Rudy -..Trevino, sec-.. ona- grade .g. Their teacher' is Mrs/';,#.nsb-.KeirSey.\ The third, .winner-.. was. .Evelyn Vasquez, sixth- Her teacher is
Mrs-i-vilpne Holeman- Their posters will now be sent to Washington, :D-,C-, for the national judgings. ,
BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS v pinners of the' champion-. ships: in: their divisions in the basketbgll tournament of the JRecreatipn -Department,. :Denver Public Schools, are the' fifth-;and sixth grade; teams of. Greenlee School. Each member of the team will receive a Certificate, m recognition, .of.,his qchfoyemeni
Members of the fifth grade, team are Fred DeLeon, Donald : Perez, Lincoln Stephens, James Terrell, John Delgado,. Louis Zaragoza,. Roy Spencer, Matthew Archuleta and Carlos Vallejo. V
' The sixth grade team is composed of Roman Robles, Richard: Trujillo, Leonard Zaragoza, John Giron, Wally Palomo, Roger Arellano, Richard Castellano, Gerald Blea, Raymond Montoya and Jerry Ramirez-Congratulations to these boys!
The story "of Valentine's Day-was told; by-binda Maes, Head. GirL..... A- vlaig.e Valentine was. presented -;ta^ Mr. Wright, the principal...,'
. Brotherhood Week, February-21 '.informative to. our
studentg wilh: the symbols of religion .on /the stage and a review:, .of.-.'.n^ligious doctrines and. history
Gregory- Dyes, Student Council Director, introduced' Mr. Ta-cinas, our new assistant principal, and Mr. Bobieri the new coordinator. I
Sixteen students from Baker attended Vthe Student Council Midyear Leadership Conference at Thomas' Jefferson Junior-Senior High School on Saturday, February 13-
The all day conference consisted of a series of meetings in which students discussed school problems and what the Student Council can do about .them,, ho% to participate in meetings, how to -be leaders, and what the responsibilities are.
Students attending were- Lifts da Maes/ Lonny Lovato, Gregs ory Dyes, Pat Hernandez-, Sandra Barron, Terry Sides, Candf Knodel, Maggie Rios, Linda Looney, Rosabel Gomez, Christine Hdra, Anthony Rivera, An*-thony Hernandez, David Castaneda, David Escobedo, and Martha. Medrano-
GIRL SCOUT NEWS
Girl Scout Tfoop1607 v' has
As soon a? names and address- been' busy lately with' their es are-, received by the com-1 annual Sir! Scout 'Cooxie Sale'-mittee, invitations to the event The cookies; Will be arriving
ipre being sent- So if ygu were 'ct teacher-.: or a graduate. of West. High 'in ,1925, or if you know of .qny one. who. was,. cal I Mr. Lou, Gelt at 244-7476 of 297-2392 or phone Ralph
come out'with new and unique ] Batschelet, Ed Haynes, Sam designs this year- j Moser, or. Mrs. Jack Felix.
Our Trip to Schleier Gallery By Helen Sue Bingerman
/ Outside of the museum, there .was a Very large statue- It had a sign that- said "Pre-Columbian Art." '
Inside the museumrour guide, Mrs- Brown, greeted us. First she : told us that Pre-Co.lumbian Artmeant before Columbus discovered .. America. This is a period of 3,000 years or from 1500 BC to IbOO AD. The people came from Asia and crossed the Bering Strait. They then traveled south to Mexico. Their chief crop was; com- They worshipped many gods such as the Sun gbd/ tHe : Wjnd god, the Rdin god;: the Water god, the Fire god,1 arid the Com god. They made human sacrifices to these gods.
Next, she told us about the Aztec Indians- This was about the time of Cortez. The Aztec built the city of Tenochititlan. They believed that if they saw a bird chewing a serpent, sitting on a cfoctus it was the place to settle. They built beautiful-temples^ y They., carved statues of stone aria they made beautiful gold, silver and jade ornaments- They were mainly
luck. Montezuma, their lead-, er, wore a headdress of plumed feathers-
for delivery between March. 20 grid/Z^. ;At, that 'tiiife those pOo^* pie; whd Jxfbve' sbrcfersd cookies will have.' therri delivered by tHe girls?!'Theire will be some available.: for difebt sale at that time also- .
The troop also celebrated the 52nd birthday of Girl Scouting on March 11 with a small program arid cookies and kool-aid served by the girls.
Then Mrs. Brown told > us about Colima Art. These peo-r ple lived on. the west coast of Mexico in the jungle. These people made statues of people that Were happy. They made things, out of red clay and fired thefn-
Next our guide told us about the Indians of Peru. These Indians knew all about feather work and weaving. The cloth was preserved because of the very dry land- In graves, woven figures were found. They were very coforful. Arourid the temples there were four cornfields. They had artificial com made of gold, silver, bronze, and copper. They developed a caleridar-' They had a system of numbers. They used dots and bars. They made obsidian, a black glass, into mirrors and used it as knives- They glazed their pottery, giving it a glossy effect. 'Small rattles and whistles were buried with the dead.
Then it was time to go. It
farmers- If one com stalk had j was a nice trip and I wish to two ears of com, it was good go once again.
BAKER JUNIOR HIGH
Who are the Baker Trailblaz-ers?
West High students are the Cowboys,.. St. Joseph students are the Bulldogs, and. Baker students are the Trailblazers-The Student Council at Baker Jr. High is coridUcting a contest to find out what a Trailblazer is and what one looks like-The English teachers are asking their' students to write a short essay entitled, "What a Trailblazer Means to Me." This is to be accoriipanied by a picture or symbol which might be used to represent a Trailblazer-A group of teachers will judge the entries and the top two entries will receive-prizes.
CIVICS CLASSES VISIT THp COURTS : Manyi ninth grade social stu&teo. tediphers at Baker-Junior; .high School have made it a' pQiiG/;' to take their civics clasps n.an excursion to visits foe;.'i^sinct Courts at our City ana County Building. The Denver and Colorado Bar Associations have been kind enough, to maxe arrangements fory;a .lawyer -to act as a guide .. for -these^.visits.
: Students- are getting an opportunity of seeing tne American Judicial system in operation by being exposed to actuaL court propedures, a discussion.^ With one of our many fine judges; a y visit to the law .library, and sometimes a walk, through-the Mayor's office.
Actual participation in educational: process helps to motivate and mptihtdin the interest of teenager^, in wanting to learn II more about our Democracy at: work, and, stimulates their desires to become good citizens-These, excursions to the courts; are another example of suchi participation.
Eighth Graders Receive Declaration of Independence
All eighth grade students at Baker Jr* High received large-/ copies of the Declaration ol Independence on February 2^,. .! These lovely copies are glverij... by the Sertoma Qub to in-crease appreciation for our America^ Heritage.
Gn February 12 the Sertoma Club invited the Head Boy, Head Girl, and Student Council Sponsor from each junior
FEBRUARY ASSEMBLY February is an important month to our American Heritage. Baker honored the month with an assernbly, "A Parade high in the Denver area to a
A skit about Groundhog Day was presented by the Science Department.
Unusual facts about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were presented by Paul Padilla-
banquet at the Brown Palace West to formally present these copies ,of the Declaration of Independence. Those attend* ing from Baker were Linda Maes, Head Girl: Lcvnnv T n-vato, Head Boy; and Miss Mil-
HOW TO DEAL W ITH CONTACTORS
On March 11 District 3 of Use West Side Improvement Association met at the First Mjennonite Church Youth Center with Mr. John Stone, Chief Bagineer of the Denver Building' Department. The topic of ihe evening was "Problems Homeowners Face in Their ^Dealings with Contractors;'' There were approximately 20 people present!- including our councilman, Leo Gemma*
Mr. Stone first gave some information about the Denver Building Code, when and how it was written and by whom was four years in the making
"Own Your Own" At Museum
iGhe ninth annual "Own Your Own" art sales exhibition opens to the public on Satur-day evening, March 13 from 5 do 9 o'clock. After that it will Ibe on view through Sunday, April 4, during regular museum hours: Sundays, 2 to ^Mondays, 1 to 5; Tuesdays through -Saturdays, 9 to 5- .
One of the biggest drawing boards on the Museum's Calendar, the exhibition has been sponsored since its inception hy tiie Hamilton Management Corporation. It has received notable financial success- From
modest beginning, the exhibition has seen a phenomenal 'growth and has become re-* cognized as a show of national -stature. During the past six 'years through the three week display period, sales have mushroomed to a total of 4$80,877.77 for the purchase of ^2253 original works of art. The Museum receives 25 per cent 'commission on all sales which is allocated to its educational! program.
One of the important focal points in the orientation of the exhibition is that the artists iind an outlet for their work--Also, that the public is assured of work of high quality, as all pieces are either invited because of previous record or selected by a jury of national repute-
The jury this season was composed of George D- Culler, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Art who made, the selecion of paintings, sculpture, graphics and drawings; end Harvey K- Littleton, Department of Art Education, University of Wisconsin,-who selected; ceramics, jewelry, metalwork,, textiles and other related crafts.
Following the accepted pattern, the exhibition is com-jposed of two sections. One ^was imyited60 Colorado artiste and an equal number from hrat-of-state. These were persons who have had their work accepted by "Own Your Own" iuries for a least three of the last four shows. The other section, which was juried, was open to all artists residing in the United States. Submitted lor jury were 1800 art objects-The total mmber of pieces in 'the- current show is 600; "Own Your Own" should appeal to every taste and every pocket-book, with prices ranging from
few dollars to a few hundred.
"contractors" and can also be' sure he is getting everything done right that he wants done-He stressed that precautions need to be taken first so that the homeowner does not find himself in a situation that, while it is legal, can be financially distressing or even disastrous.
Mr- 'Stone also handed out booklets containing a list of licensed contractors in Denver. He pointed out that the Building Department is happy to help if they can- If the home-owner wishes he may call the Building Department about a specific contractor. They cannot release confidential information but they can indicate whether or not the Building Department has had trouble wih this contractor. Of course, one can always call the Better Business Bureau also.
Below are some of the suggestions Mr. Stone gave home-owners who are planning on making repairs or additions to their homes- If you are planning this, it might be wise to clip and save these suggestions.
1. First make a list of exactly everything you want done.
2. Get estimates from 3 or 4 contractors and then compare these prices. Try to find out what is a reasonable price for this kind of job- Find out what you can about each contractor. Ask him for names and addresses of other jobs he has done and contact these people to see if they were saisfied..
. 3. Be sure the contractor has insurance to cover anyone who might be injured on your property or damage done to the property while the job is being done. Also find out if the contractor has been paying his bills, or the people from whom he buys materials for your job can put a lien on your property if he doesn't pay them. If you are having it financed through a bank or savings and loan make sure they get lien waivers-
4. Beware of too large a down payment. A reasonable down payment is 10-20 per cent of the total cost.
5. After you have picked a contractor, get a written and signed, contract, one copy for you and one for the contractor-
6. In the contract be sure to include a starting and finishing date with a penalty for each day over that the job goes-. Of course allow for bad weather or such which might delay the job unavoidably.
7- Also in the contract be sure to list specifically what you want done. If you want a certain brand of something, such as a water heater, plumbing fixtures, etc-, put down the brand name to avoid getting an off brand. If you decide to change anything after the contract is signedget a signed statement for yourself of what is to be changed and the extra price- Don't trust anything to a verbal agreement.
8. Finally reserve part of the payment to be made after the job is done and you have inspected it to see if it is satisfactory.
The people at the meeting appreciated Mr- Stone's talk very much and wish to thank him for providing us with this useful information.
Byers Library Books In Brief
CANARY YELLOW, by Eliza-beth CadeU-
This is a sparkling combination of mystery, romance and humor laid in the exotic Canary Islands.
THE! ORDWAYS, by William Humphrey.
Laid in a small Texas town, the family clan of Ordway is I followed through four genera fions.. The book deals with the importance df place (both the South and the West) in the formation of character and code of conduct-
GIANT ON HORSEBACK, by Lewis B. Patten.
An old-time western! Clint Morgan had carved an empire out of the arid wilderness by himself and alone he ruled it-until his weak spot threatened' to lose it all- TERROR BY SATELLITE, by Hugh Walters.
Science fiction at its exciting best- An unbalanced scientist is in charge of a manned satellite observatory circling the earth and attempts to take over the world.
ELIZABETH, QUEEN AND MOTHER by Graham and Heather. Fisher-
A new biography of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal fam ily complete with many pictures.
HAWAII, FIFTIETH STATE, by Charles A. Borden.
Get acquainted with our newest stated This is a storehouse of fascinating material on Hawaii, its history, its religions, its people.
THE HIGH WHITE FOREST, by Ralph Allen-
As the Germans attempt their last great effort of World War II to repel the Allied forces, the Battle of the Bulge, the lives tof a traitor, a pacifist, and a shell-shocked war hero come into violent conflict.
DEEP IS THE BLUE, by Max Ehrlich-
A novel about the men of a nuclear submarineand their wives ashore.
1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT THE WEATHER by Frank Forrester.
With everyone interested in the weather, this book asks and answers more than 1200 questions about that vital topic.
FUNDAMENTAL MATHEMATICS, by Thomas L- Wade and Howard E. Taylor-
Basic topics of mathematics for general education are covered here for those who wish to brush up on their knowledge of the subject.
. THE QUALITY OF COURAGE, by Mickey Mantle-
Couragethe1 trait most re spected and admired by. Mickey Mantleis shown in these examples of real-life courage displayed by ballplayers; soldiers and a small- bay overcoming his terror of the barber's chair.
Getting Your Moneys Worth
West Siders are reminded that City ordinances ajlow trash burning only between 1:00 and 6:00 p. in. daily,' including weekends > and holidays. Only materials which bum easily, should be put in the incinerators. Smoldering fires are prohibited, and burning in barrels orashpits is also illegal.
; Help eliminate air pollution by remembering to bum, trash properly, and only during the afternoon hours.
Copyright 1965 by Consumers Union of U-. S., Ihc. CANCELLATION,
Ever been pestered with mail and packages from a book or record club that just wouldn't let go? Here's a tip from a letter in the March' issue of CONSUMER REPORTS.
"I was trying to cancel my subscription to a book club-Each time I refused a book, I carefully noted that I had cancelled my membership. After three attempts, I stopped returning the refusal slips, and promptly received1 a book and a bill- V redirected the book to the club without affixing additional postage. Across the box I wrote, 'Note: I have cancelled my subscription in your club,' and signed my name-
Pastors Marcus Bishop and John Ventura attended an Urban-Racial Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 10 through 12. This conference was held in an attempt to provide^ some guidelines for the church in urban areas, espec ially those dealing with race relations also- Highlights of the conference were given to the First Mennonite congregation on Sunday evening, March 14-
Wednesday, April 7, the Hess-ton College Choir from Hess ton Kansas, will be presenting an evening of sacred concert The program will begin at 7:30 and all interested persons are welcome to attend.
Tne Association of Fundamental Ministers and Churches, Inc-, faces a desperate need, They are not asking for a donation, but rather desire to purchase used or discarded furniture, household equip ment, bedding or clothing, at a price whereby they, can recondition these items and sell them for funds to supply that need.
At present, they have two mothers, deserted on the street, with eight children under eight years of age, ineligible by lack of residency for assistance from organized charity, for whom they must provide food, shelter and clothing.. They wel come anyone who wishes to visit them" at 1041 West 14th Avenue. .
If you wish to. help, contact Rev. J- B. Knifton, State Chairman, 255-3546-
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The Altar and Rosary Society of St; Rose of Lima'Church is sponsoring a rummage sale March 24) at the Rummage Sales- Room, 820 West 8th Avenue, 7:00 a. m- to 7:00 p. m. Proceeds will go toward euqipment for a new/ church kitchen-
Many worthwhile articles to be sold include:
Toys porch swing
Irons children's desk
chairs 1 dishes
bedding knick-knacks lamps;
Also there will Be new or almost new clothing items for the-entire family, dresses men's suits
blouses coats, etc-
"By return mail I received a letter requesting me to please never, never do that again, since they had to "pay first-class postage for the package (because of my personal not# on the box) and that they would see to it that I would bd taken off their rolls immediate^ ly."
MEN'S DRESS SLACKS
When you pay $35 instead of $7-$ 12 for a, pair of slacks, you may get something for the extra money. But that something is not necessarily durabilityas was shown by tests on '23 models of men's dress slabks. Ratings of the models tested appear in the March issue of CONSUMER REPORTS-.
Factors of fashion and taste could not be tested- But in fabric performance and in tailoring, only small variations were found, despite the $6-98* $35. price range. None of the slacks was outstandingly good; none was really bad- A low-priced pair, ii you liked it, could well be considered a Best Buy.
This doesn't mean, of course, that the hundreds of models of slacks on the market' Ore all equally well made. -It pays to check some specific points wheri you buy-with special: attention to matters that have given you trouble in the past.
First, the fabric- Testers found that the wool-and-acrylic blends were often somewhat stronger than the all-wool fabrics. But the all-wools tended to be softer, more pliant and more absorbent-
Flannels shed wrinkles better than the plain weaves did. Slacks with 'permanent crease' held a crease better than non-treated slacks.
Certain details of tailoring add considerably to comfort and wear:
FRONT CLOSURE. The hook and bar should be reinforced against strain by means of inside tabs that button to the other side. The zipper should be attached with two rows of stitching, s
THE SEAT SEAM is more durable if double stitched. This and the other main seams should be pressed open and flat, and the edges finished either with overcast stitching or tape. There should be at least an inch available in the seat seam near the waistband, to allow for letting out the slacks-
WAISTBAND. The exposed left edge will wear better if made of body material doubled back- Also, look for two layers of stiff ifre&h: interlining.
. TACKSr-a number of stitches made oyer and over across a seamhelp take up strain at crucial points! Look for tacks at both ends of each pocket opening, at both ends of each belt loop, at the top Vof the seat sdafri, and at the bottom of the fly-
THE CROTCH should not be pieced together- Instead, the leg and seat seams should meet to form a single cross-shaped intersection.
POCKET BOTTOMS should be double-seamed, and of twill rather than plain-weave material. The body fabric should extend deep enough inside each pocket to hide the pocket fabric.