Volume 1, Number XII
Strategy Planned For War On Poverty
Mary Chavez, Acting chairman on proposals of M. A. P. (MOTIVATION AGAINST POVj ERTY) tells us that this group has been most successful as it has involved the community. This program is for and of the people, and unless you as a resoonsible citizen, help yourself, this program will never work. The late President John F. Kennedy had' high hopes for the people of this country with this WAR ON POVERTY and now our present President L. B. Johnson, is backing it all the wav. The^ least we can do is join him in his effort.
The Executive Director of the WAR. ON POVERTY and his assistants, the Executive Board, and all of the Denver agencies, can. not do it; alonOi You must; do tiiis yourselves.
Mrs. Chavez.attended the National Corifereriee pri ^Poverty in the Southwest in Tucson, Arizona,/ regently. She, teip us she saw' and, learned many things while she was there.: One thing that, impressed her was that the Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey visited with the people,' saw their needs arid even shared itas he had coffee with them. These are SOrife.excerpts from his speech:
.:' 'The United States now has fhe Means to -end fepoverty- and iids rib moral excuse if it does not, do so.
"The deficit of poverty is of concern to us. The shame of it should be of concern to us at home and abroad. We are gbinglitOfiattpck ,it' he^e. Go on home and dwaken your ppmmunity ; or communities. Tell them whether they, know it or npt, the war is On and tell them, not in Appalachia or Pennsylyarricr. Tell them, start it right here; .there are some enemies right here." .
It is your moral obligation to work in your community. There is still hope, for the disf advantaged citizen..., Call, the WAR ON POVERTY office and demand1 that these people help you. That is why your government pays these peopleto help. Demand to know what is being done, but most of all ask what can you do. Call the WAR ON POVERTY and ask for M. A. P.Motivation Against Poverty.
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STREET REPAIRS IN OUR AREA
Street Repair an the West Side Starts on Santa Fe
A proposed program for street repairs on the West Side has been listed by Robert Livingston, Deputy blgriggeh f Public Works for the. City and. JCpunty of Denver^ as *a'-. part of the .plans* for street,.; maintenance for the whole,- city. Some of the plans- may need te' be chariqed'. if sudden de terioration of- otheri sfteete'- necessitates .adjustment of the repair program.
The following list indicates .the We^t Side' Streets now scheduled fOr repctir in 1965:
Bond Prograni-^ -y -. SaiUav Ee Drive J^pm. West. Coff^^
Maintenance Program .West 3rd Avenue and Bannock Street
West 4th Avenue and Bannock' Street
WOst 4th Avenue and AcOr ma Street ,
Broadway from 6th. Avenue to Yale Avenue West 4th. Avenue from Gala-pago Street^ to Kalamath Street West 6th Avenue| from Mariposa Street to Kalamath Street West 5th Avenue from Kajct-math street to Santa Fe .Drive West 5th Avenue from Gala-pago Street to Fox Street West 1st Avenue from Broadway to Galapago Street West 7th Avenue from Kala-math/ ,Street :to. Santa Fe.d^rive Kalamath Street from West 3th Avenue to West Colfax Avenue
Kalamath Street from 11th Avenue to 14th Avenue
Byers Expands Services
NEXT ADULT PROGRAM MAY 6
"Colorful Old Missions," the last in the Spring series of Adult Programs at Byers Libra ry will be presented on Thursday, May 6, at .1:15 p. m., Harry arid Ella Nuce will present commentary and. polor slides df drid interesting .aid missions built by the Franciscan monks during the 18th and 19th centuries on the El Carnino Real, the Kings Highway, along the coast of California.. The. collection also includes some of the early missions and churches in Arizoricr, New Mexico and Texas. Music will be provided by a choraT group.
Severity-five persons attended the first adult program on March 18, to see Robert Brown's presentation of "Jeep Trails to
Readers Digest (in Spanish), Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, Science News Letter, Scientific American, Senior Scholastic/ Time, News and World Report.
Other magazines are available through the generosity of patrons who donate their copies.
Mr. Henry G. Shearouse, Assistant Librarian for the Denver Public Library, has described the services at Byers:
. Resources important to school as well as the general adult"commtinity are being expanded at Byers Neighborhood Library on an experimental basis in- materials including periodicals given, to -the facility
Board Of Education
Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay amended .tho Board of Education meeting in March for the New Elmwood Committee. Copies of a brochure published by the West Side Improvement Association., "The Need for a New Elmwood School" were left for each member of the Board of Education, for the press, and for administrative personnel with the Denver Public Schools. Mrs. Lindsay also discussed the problem briefly with Mr. Palmer Burch, President of the Board of Education. He promised to read the brochure.
Colorado Ghost Towns;'',. On April 8, ope hundred were present to enjoy MrsV Tito Qhaver-ri's travelogue of "Mexico ;.ah4 T^ntrcrl ? Am#?0/* dhd dances presented by two mefribefs bf Celia Olvera's Folkldfic: Ballet,
Special programs for children and adults are only part of the additional services at Byers Library which have been reinstated by the Denver Public Library. New reference materials and magazines are at Byers; the following magazines are received regularly and may be taken out: America, Current Biography, Life (in Spanish), Newsweek, Parents' Magazine, Popular Mechanics,
as well as a few.subscriptions. We -..are encouraged by the number of adults coining .into the Byers Neighborhood' Libra-ry- / 111 Â§11 lllll H
"We hope that in the not t6o distant future renovation maybe accomplishdd at Byers, making the facility more s attractive for community use. Citizen response arid use of the library can help' to improve the chances of accomplishing this project. We will be working'with schools in the area in the "rieaf: future in relation to the 1965'Vacation Reading' program and -we hope that this will bring added use of Byers."
Â£&4tei Seivicet AT WEST SIDE CHURCHES
West Side churches will be; celebrating Easter with special services and events.
Apostolic Faith Church 1U00 Kalamath Street The 11:00, service will feature special JEaster music by the-orchestra, a baritone solo and a ladies' trio.
Church of God 5 th and Fox Street Easter Worship Service at 10:00. An egg hunt will be held immediately after the service followed by a basket lunch.
Deliverance Temple 738 Santa Fe Drive j Easter breakfast; at 8:00 a-m. followed by faster services at 10:00a. m. .
Filrst Avenue Presbyterian 120 West First Avenue Communion, services on Good Friday at 7:30 p. m. with public welcoming/of new members received by the session, administration of the sacrament
Governor John Love has proclaimed the week of May 16 Clean Up, 'Paint-Up, Fix -Up w#ek, but the Metropolitan Bap-jistj^hurch, .9thj and Kalamath Streeh has" ~ jumped the gun. They have put in beautiul new stained glass windows, fixed up the brick work and done extensive painting.
Open House At Byers
A special Open House will be held at Byers Neighborhood Library, 7th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive on Thursday, April 29 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. This program is one of many special events in Denver celebrating National library Week; All West Siders are invited to visit Byers Library on April 29.
National Library Week is a part of a year-round program to help build a reading nation and to encourage the use and improvement of libraries. The program aims to make people aware of their need for reading, for information and for continuing self-education. The 1965 theme for National Library Week is "Know What You Are Talking AboutRead".
Other special .programs Or# scheduled at Wyer Auditorium in : the. .Main.. library, .1357 Broadway. Qn Tuesday, April 27, at 8:00;-p,. m.,. the- Bill Barr ker: Show will be! taped for broadcasting the following night on 'KOA radio.. .Mark Moore, "Colorado's Traveling Minstrel", who presented two children's programs at Byers Library in recent months, will be featured in a program on Thursday, April 29, at 7:30 p. m. The program, entitled "Sing-in' Folks Everywhere"'will present autheritic folk music, with the audience joining in the singing of' some 'of "the songs. Bbtk of these programs are open to the public without charg and no tickets are required.
of baptism and observance of the Lord's Supper. Sunrise services at 6:00 a. m. at Washington Park. There will be a fellowship breakfast on an offering basis served by the K One Mariners at the church dining hall; at 7:00 a... m., following the sunrise services for members and friends of the church.
First Bethany Lutheran Church 215 West Fifth Avenue Sunrise Services at 6:00 a. m. Easter Day theiriei "Victory of the Open Grave" with special music by the choir. Breakfast following at 7:00 a. m. served by the Youth Group. At 9:30 a. m. the Sunday School children will present a special program followed by the worship service at 11:00 a. m. with the theme "Christ Is Risen."
First Mennonite Church 885 Delaware Street Easter.Worship Services at 9:00' a. m. arid 11:15 a. m. At 7:00 p. m. Easter evening the Mora Minnesota High School Choir will present a program of sacred ipusic.
First Spanish Methodist 935 West 11th Avenue Special Easter Services at 10:00 a. m. At, 11:00 a.;m. there will be Baptism of children; reception pf new members and Holy Communion
St. Cajetan's Catholic Church 9th and Lawrence Street Good Friday at 6:30 p.m.. Passion Mass, Holy Saturday 11:00 p. m; Blessing of the Fire arid Pascal Candle* High Mass Vigil at 12:00 p. m. Easter Day Masses at 7:00, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. (High Mass) 12:00 and 7:00 p.m.
St Elizabeth Catholic Church 11th and Curtis
A solemn novena of St. Anthony started on Tuesday of Holy Week and will continue on nine consecutive weeks every Tuesday at 8:00 a. m. and 12:15, 5:15 and 7=45 p.m. Mass on Good Friday at 3:00 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 12 midnight. Masses at regular times Easter Day.
St. John's Lutheran Church 33 West Third Avenue Sunrise Services at 5:18 a. m. with breakfast afterwards. Easter worship services at regular times, 8:30 and 11:00 a.i&. There will be a Sunday School program at 9:45 a. .m.
St. Joseph Catholic Church West 6th Avenue and Galapago Street
. Good Friday at .5:30 p.m. Solemn Services Holy Saturday. Solemn Services, and Easter Vigil Mass at 10:45 p.m. Easter Day Masses at 6:00, 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 a. m. :
St. Peter's Episcopal Church 126 West Second Avenue Holy Saturday at 7:30 p. m. will be the-lighting of the Pascal Candle. Ori Easter Holy Communion will be observed at 8=00 and 11:00 a. m. Children's' Mite Box offering ser- vice will be at. 4:00 p. m.- Easter. Private commuriion during Easter Week by ariangement.
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WEST SIDE RECORDER
Sponsored by West Side Improvement Association
Office: 768 Santa Fe Drive Phone 244-3301
Editor: Rachel Guedea Rose Gomez, Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard.
Mrs. Shelley Rhym of 1338 Navajo Street, was elected Treasurer of the Denver County P-TA.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Miller gave a birthday dinner for Mrs. Faye Pratt in honor of her birthday.
A well known West Denverite, Mrs. Della Bryant, of 146 W. Ellsworth slipped and fell last month, receiving severe bruises and sprains. She is nearly recovered now.
Mrs. May Day, of 138 West 1st Avenue, was entertained at a lovely luncheon in honor of her birthday March 17th by members of her card club. Games followed the luncheon. Those present were Mrs. Alice Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Quillen, Mrs. Martin Deter, Mrs. Eva Woods and Mrs. Viola Henry.
Ted Barker from Yakima, Washington, husband of the granddaughter of Robert W. Spotswood Sr. of 1038 West 13th Avenue stopped over for a couple of days visit on his way to Africa. He has ct position with the Kaiser Company of California and will be stay ing in Africa for three years. He will fly from New York which takes about 24 hours. His family consisting of his wife and three children will join him after school time. All expenses will be paid by the Kaiser Company. "Good luck Ted and watch out for the wild animals."
Mrs. Barbara Remisch of 1251 Lipan Street is in St. Joseph Hospital awaiting surgery.
Mrs. Loretta Ramirez of 1109 West 13th Avenue informs us that her husband is coming home on leave from Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri where he is stationed. He will be home on April 8 or 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Vasques of 1239 Lipan Street- celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on March 27th. Mrs. Vas-quez received a lovely bouquet of orange roses.
Mrs. M. M. Churchill of 1209 Lipan Street is now home after a serious operation.
Harry L Nicholson, principal Tof West High School was cited decently by the Latin American Educational Foundation ^"promoting elevation of education in the Spanish-speaking community."
Mr. Ben Hodges, 1114 Mariposa Street, is now home from the hospital.
James Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Fleming at 801 Galapago Street, a student at West High, School, won first prize in the state 'of Colorado with his print entitled "Freedom of the Press," -in a contest sponsored by the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs. He will be a finalist in the national contest which is promoted by Hallmark cards. He plays the violin and viola in the school orchestra and was recently chosen for the all-state orchestra. After graduating from West, he plans to go on to college.
Mr. Bruce Benson, who operates the Electro Wash Laundry at 633 West 11th Avenue, recently opened a Fix-it Shop in the rear of the Laundry. Small repairs of all types will be handled by Mr. Benson.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ayers of West Manitou took Mrs. Faye Pratt to a birthday dinner at the Holland House in Golden recently.
A bridal shower was given recently by Mrs. Rose Gomez, of 720 West 4t4h Avenue and Mrs. Stella Gomez, 624 Winona Court, for Miss Linda Ortiz. Miss Oirtiz, who is a niece of Mrs. Rose Gomez, will be mar ried April 24.
Mrs. Olive Wilcox of 1326 Kalamath Street passed away April 6, 1965. Mrs. Wilcox was bom September 19, 1900, at St.
I Francis, Kansas. She was employed by the Denver Post for twenty years. She is survived by a son Mr. Verdon G. Armstrong and three sisters and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Moore Memorial. Chapel and burial was at Fairmount Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Recek of 132 Galpago entertained Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Serumgard, Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their | son Ryan of 1476 Fillmore Street, at a Sunday dinner given recently at their home.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schoen-borg had Mr. and- Mrs. Lynn Kander of Colorado Springs as their guests for Sunday dinner. Mr. Kander is Mrs. Schoenberg's brother.
Mr .and Mrs. C Olsen were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schoenborg on Sunday, April 11th.
College Students Aid West Side Cleanup
Nancy Cable, Delabian Rice, and Howard Berk, three Denver students attending Grinnell College in Grinriell, lower, re-ently spent part of spring vacation in a work project on the West Side. They supplied; needed muscle in helping two' families in the housing inspect tiori area. The homeowners took care of the cost of supplies and rental equipment and one of these families provided lunch for the vacation-time carpenters and tuckpointers. The volunteers were recruited by the Inner City Protestant Parish. It's back to the books for them now.
AURARIA CHILDREN GREET FORMER WEST SIDER
Eddie Eagan, left, who grew up on Denver's West Side, is welcomed by children! from Auraria Community Center. Shown with Eagan are, front, left to right, Larry Nagel,-Danny Chavez, Patsy Quintana, Connie Valverde; back: Emma Armstrong, Center worker, Leonard lines, David Espinosa, and Carl Braxton.
May Proclaimed Senior Citizen Month
The month of May has been designated as Senior Citizens Month,with special observances planned to recognize the contributions and .needs of older people. The theme in Denver for 1965 is "The Senior Citizen in the Service of His Community." Governor Love and Mayor Currigan will issue proclamations in honor of the special month.
Churches will plan special recognition of senior citizens on Sunday, May 2. A luncheon, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25 at the Trinity Methodist Church, 18th and Broadway. Everyone is welcome and all senior citizens are urged to attend. The price will be $1.35; further information may be obtained by calling 297-2159.
Many clubs for senior citizens are active throughout the city. On the West Side, the Senior Citizens Club meets twice a month at the Community Center in Lincoln Park Homes, with service projects scheduled by the club members for two additional meetings each month. A full time recreation center for older peo-, pie, the Mile High Senior Cen-i ter, is maintained by the Department of Parks and Recreation at 125 East 18th Avenue. This Center has a full schedule of crafts classes, educational programs, and social events.- Summer camping is available each year.
Representatives of the many clubs in Denver meet regularly to exchange ideas and to plan special events, such as the annual convention of the Golden Age and Senior Citizens Club of U.S.A. at the Denver Hilton Hotel.
NEW BOOKS AT BYERS
THE POSSESSORS, by John Christopher.
A terrifying nightmare en-| meshes the guests at an isolated skiing chalet jri Switzerland and the stakes" are not just their lives but the very existence of the whole world.
MEN AT THE WHEEL by Peter Miller.
Pictures, and biographical sketches of 25 top-notch drivers in the racing world. .
THE LOVE PARTY by Thomas J. Jennings.
"When love gets mixed up with politics during an election year, anything can happen and often does." An hilarious farce!
RESCUE FROM THE AIR AND IN SPACE by Captain James C. Sparks, Jr. .
This is a dramatic account of Man's development in rescue operations from the air. It includes accounts of the early use of ambulance planes, the use of; helicopters to save downed airmen at sea and the exciting jump of parascuba res-cuemen to help Astronaut Scott Carpenter.
MOUNTAIN MAN by H. Ray Baker.
A Denver artist writes of his hilarious adventures and mis-advehltures as cm amateur raiicher in the Rockies.
TEENAGE FITNESS by Bonnie Prudden
A complete, day-by-day course which can be followed alone or with a group of friends to provide teenagers with a refreshing, straight-from-thef-shoul-der fitness program that works. Nearly 300 photographers are included to demonstrate the ex-
Children from Auraria Community Center were on hand at Stapleton Airport to welcome Eddie Eagan when he returned for a visit to Denver on1 April 2.
Jack Dempsey was also at the airport to meet Mr. Eagan*, and spent some time with the Auraria. Center children and. gave them money for refreshments. Eagan and Dempsey were in Denver for the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame dinner.
Eddie Eagan, an amateur boxer in earlier days, got his start in the ring in a community center on Denver's West Side, in the area now served, by Auraria Community Center, a United Way agency. Mr* Eagan is now. a prominent New York lawyer, a former chairman of the New York Athletic-Commission, and head of the* People to People Sports Committee. He has been nominated for the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
qct way to do each exercise.
SQUADRON 44 by Arch Whitehouse
World War 1, the desperate Gorman _spring offensive of 1918, is the setting for this vivid novel of the Royal Flyings Corps and a young American volunteer.
LYDIA by E. V. Cunningham
A mixture of suspense and hiimot, Lydia deals With the adventures of a not-so-Southem belle and a slightly incompetent investigator on the trail I of a $250,000 necklace with a I sinister past.
LIFE IN THE SEA by Gostcr Jagersten
Magnificent photographs in both black and white and col- f-or combine with an interesting text to create a fascinating new book of the sea and its strange and exotic inhabitants*
School : Youth Activity : Recreation
CHOIR TO SING FOR EASTER
The Boys' dub Choir will furnish the Easter music for the Twentieth Annual Mounted Easter Parade and Devotional on April 18, at 11:00 a. m. This service is sponsored by the Lakewood Riding dub and is held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
The choir had charge of the music last year for this program and by popular request they have been asked to furnish the music for this service.
All parents and friends are invited to attend. Breakfast will be served following the service. Tickets can be purchased after the service is over. Pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, and milk will be served.
This is one of the outstanding Easter programs and is attended by over 500.
On March 26th, the choir presented a concert at the Wyer Auditorium of the Denver Public Librarry.
Two important programs on the Choir calendar are a program at the Gates Rubber Company on May 11, and Brown Palace Hotel on May 20.
BOYS' CLUB OLYMPICS
The Boys' dub held its Junior Olympics at West High on Saturday, April 10. Six events were held: Brpad Jump, High Jump, 50 and 100 Yard Dash, Softball I Throw and the relay. The Keystone dub officiated at the meet. West Side and the Santa Fe Clubs were both entered, and the boys had a good time. First, second, and third place ribbons were awarded; however, they will be given out at the Boy of the Month night this month.
Boys'Club'infiltrates another neighborhoods The Boys' dub recently, opened the doors to its new West Side Extension at 1601 Irving. The facility was formerly the Jewish Community Center. We have 50 new members and more on the way. They, are participating in all of our Boys' dub activities and seem to be enjoying themselves. The dub is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.Saturday 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. and closed oh Sunday and Monday.
; The West Denver Keystone dub, recently sponsored a Nickel Carnival at the Denver Boys dubs, Inc., 9J0 West 8th Avenue. The money which was raised was put in a special fund, -fpr thfe ^planting'"-of some trees at the hew ''West-wood Boys' Club.'' We ,thank those yrho Jbdk:' pgrt :''dri
Members of the Boys' dub are eagerly looking forward
which not only they will participate, but their mothers, sisters and aunts will also be taking an active part.
Easter Hat parde is an annual event at the Boys dub. One will have an occasion to see the Creative work of the boys. For example, hats of different shapes, sizes and1 colors will be on display and the added female touch will give 'grace to their beauty. The parade is scheduled for April 14, 1965, at 7:30 p. m.
On the 9th, members competed for various prizes in the craft shop on the occasion of the Boys' Club Week.
On the happy occasion of the Easter Eve, the boys will be coloring Easter eggs which will be provided by the club.
ST. ELIZABETH'S SCHOOL
A recreation program- for! children will be held on the playground at St. Elizabeth's School on Wednesday, April 21, from 6:30 Jo 7:30 p.m. All children in the 4th through the 8th grades are welcome.
Empire Magazine of the Denver Post on April 11 presented a report about the tutoring program for adults. College students volunteer their time to give help to adults who want to improve their education and to be able to pass the test for the equivalent of a high school diploma. This program is available every Thursday night at St. Elizabeths School.
. Catechism classes are taught every Sunday morning from 10:15 to 11:15 a. m. Anyone interested' in the classes is invited to, attend.
All the girls at St. Elizabeth's School took part in the Holy Thursday Procession on April Children from 6th, 7th and 8th grades will sing in the Easter Sunday choir.
AURARIA COMMUNITY ( CENTER
The annual BAZAAR and CARNIVAL is being planned at Auraria Community Center on May 7. In the morning and early afternoon there will be a sale of second hand clothes* household goods, games and a variety of other items. A bake sale will begin about 12:30 in the afternoon.' The carnival, which will be organized by the club groups at the Center, will begin about 6:30 in the hall at Auraria Community Center. Refreshments will be sold at the Carnival, and everybody will be able to win a prize. We'll see you at the Carnfvqd.
The Annual Meeting for Auraria Community Center will be held on Thursday, >May l3th at seven o'clock. ; At that time we will have an opportunity to see what all the groups have been doing throughout the, year, and to hear of some of the future plans of ithe Center. This is a time for every member of the Center to get acquainted with the total Center activities. We hope that all of our neighbors will be able to attend the Annual Meeting.
ST. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL
This year our Spring Carnival will be on Sunday, May 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our co-chairmen are Mrs. Mary Rodriguez and Mrs. Katie,, Trujillo.
A cordial invitation is given to all .who know what a great time. may be had at this annual event. There will be bin-go with many valuable prizes, booths to suit all ages and pockets, refreshments, as well as Guessing Competitions. Tickets for this will be available soon, and we ask for your cooperation when our own "Operation Door-Knock" begins.
The whole of the, proceeds' from this function will go toward paying for our new Read-j ing Aid machines, which we hope to make available to adults after school hours, when our programs Have been established.
Greenlee Elementary School ^wi'll have Community Day on Tuesday, April 20. Everyone parents, friends, businessmen is invited to tour the school and visit the classrooms from 8:45 a. m. to 3:20 p. m. Refreshments will be served. This will be a good opportunity to become better acquainted and also a chance to observe the children in classes and see classes in session. .
The annual Father-Son Night of the Elmwood P.-T.A. was held Wednesday, March 31, 1965. A record number of fathers and boys were packed into jhe inadequate hall used for an auditorium. Mr. Drew Hewlings conducted the meeting and Mr. Phil Sanchez acted as secretary.
Officers Kampmueller and Pinder of the Denver Police Department gave a very interesting demonstration with their K-9 dogs.
Mr. Bob Hanson of the YMCA showed some enjoyable films of the YMCA camp.
All of the School Board candidates will be invited to attend a meeting at Baker Junior High lunchroom, May 12, 1965, at 7:: 15'p. m. Each candidate will be,given the opportunity to tell about himself arid why he wishes to be on the School Board. After this brief statement from each candidate there will be a question and answer period. Mrl Bernard' Valdez, Manager Of the Department of Welfare, will be the, mOdefdtor Of the program.
Before the meeting, candle dates will be invited by the New Elmwood Committee to: tour Elmwood School to see, why it needs to be replaced.
This meeting should be of interest to everyone in the community.
BAKER JR. HIGH
Community DayApril 21 8:30-3:00, 7:30-9:00 p.m. This is a chance for parents, neighbors
or interested people in the area to visit school and become acquainted. *
Two more classroom visitations will be held April 22 and April 27. These visitations are open to any parent that would like to come to school and take part in a discussion pertaining to the school and children.-This is a good opportunity to-talk over any problems that might exist. .
May 6 is our Mother-Daughter tea. This year we will start serving at 2:00 arid will servevuntil 2:30, then go to the auditorium for the installation of the new officers and a program put on by some of the girls.
This year Baker Jr. High is inviting parents of sixth graders to come at the same time their sixth graders will be coming for their Junior High Orientation. Greenlee and Fairmont come in the morning and afternoon of May 17' and Fairview and Elmwood come the morning and afternoon of May 20.
Baker is proud to be chosen to play hostess to the School Board candidates meeting in the area. This will be May 12 at 7::00 in the evening. Come, this will give you a chance to meet all the candidates.
The Baker Junior High School Safety Committee, wnich consists of a group of faculty, P.-T.A., and Student Council members,, has been conducting, a drive to try to alert all pupils in becoming more safety conscious.
In our attempt to foster good safety habits in all Baker students, we have embarked upon many projects. These include:
(1) Assembly programs for all students to' review safety procedures and rules for both inside and outside of the school building.
(2) Better and more thorough teacher supervision.
(3) A safety contest open to all students to select a Baker safety symbol. The student who wins receives a prize.
(4) A safety poster contest, with winners receiving prizes and posters to be hung throughout the school.
(5) A newsletter sent home jo all parents asking for their help with our safety program.
MEN IN SPACE
By Rosetta Sommersville
By this time many people all over the world have heard of Virgil Grissom and John Young. Their flight through space has put us a step more toward space. Russia is about two years ahead of us, but if we make more progress like we are now, we will soon catch up with. Russia.' I am sure the United States is very proud of our two astronauts. We are very lucky to have such fine young men to give such good service to their country. I hope in the future that we have more fine men to give their service to their country and its people.
The Gemini Astronauts By Gregory Myres
There will be a big parade in Washington, D. C. President Johnson will award Mr. Grissom and Mr. Young. Some reporters went to Virgil Grissom's mothrir and father to ask them how they liked their son going but into space. They said h and Mr. Young did a fine job.
I thought so too. I hope to b one myself. > I hope to go to the moon some day. The astronauts have to practice underwater for a long time. Their space ship was fit for a two-man flight. Many people hav heard that the two astronauts orbited the earth three times. While they were up in space, Mr. Young was to test the foods and Mr. Grissom was doing the driving. They were to lie down when it was time to blast off. The space craft cost about 40. to 45 million dollars. When, they landed, they landed in the Atlantic Ocean. Mr. Grissom was on the raft and Mr. Young in the water when the helicopter dropped a diver into the water. He had put c* flotation ring on the capsules so it would not sink. It took 8,000 people to make this c$ success.
Baker students are Trailblcg-ers. This is a name that was used often several years ago. but seldom recently. This year the Student Council decided to revive the name and start several^ acidities that they hope will become school traditions. In this way they hop to improve school spirit.
March 29 ^through April 9 were designated as Trgrlblazer Days. An assembly was written and produced by students to explain the days, the activities, and to honor students who have been outstanding cot Bak-epr-real Trailblazers.;
Badges with the words BAKER TRAILBLAZERS were sold. The badge-wearers were entitled to see a movie and* receive a discount on ticketeto the Trailblazer Stomp, a social held), after school. A clean-up drive* was held for the two weeks.. Mr. Joe Heifner's art classy made posters for the dri9 and! students were encouraged' to be "Baker Backbenders."'
Thursday, April 8/, was. Be:-Kirid to Teachers Day. Coffee-anql donuts were served from. 8 to 8::30 a. m. to the teachers; by;: the-students.1 A corsage or* bjbuionniere was presented to-eqqh tocher and staff member by Student Council representatives as <2n announcement was read over the public- an* nquncement system thanking teachers ior .all they had dona*
In the afternoon, cupcakes winch were made, by the foods classes under Mrs. Mauler, were distributed.
Be Kind to Students Day was held on Friday, April 9; Mr. Wright, Principal of Baker, thanked th students for their cooperation and help. Teachers were asked to allow students to teach during the first hour class and to hav non-academic activities during the last half-hour of school..
At the April 5 meeting of the Board of Directors of the West Side Improvement Association, the By-Laws which,had been prepared earlier by a committee were reviewed. A general meeting of the Improvement Association is planned for late in the spring, to give formal approval to the By-Laws, which are printed here for the information of all interested persons.
PROPOSED BY LAWS
West Side Improvement Association
ARTICLE 1 NAME The name of this Association shall be the West Side Improvement Association.
ARTICLE 11 PURPOSE The purpose of this Association shall be to promote a better com-Tiunity, with better family living standards, in such areas as neigh-Dorhood improvement, health stand-irds, schools, recreation and safety*
ARTICLE III AREA The boundaries of the area are: West Colfax Avenue on the North, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad on ;|he West, West 1st Avenue oh the South, and. on the East, Broadway from 1st Avenue to 7th Avenue and Speer Boulevard from i&outfi Broadway to West Colfax.
Clean-up and Beautification
Other committees may be appointed as necessary. Reports of standing committees, and other committees, shall be given at each meeting. If the chairman/is absent his report may be given by his designee. Chairmen of the committees for the Improvement Association shall be appointed by the Executive Committee. Com mi tee
chairmen shall select other persons to serve on the committees, including chairmen of similar committees in districts where such committees exist. Chairmen of corresponding committees ip districts shall be appointed by the District Directors.
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS
Section' 1. The Board of Directors will meet monthly, at a regular time suitable to the Board.
Section 2. District meetings will be held at least once each quarter during the year.
Section 3. There will be at least 4 general meetings a year for the Improvement Association, at a time and place designated by the Board.
ARTICLE VI IAMENDMENTS
Amendments to the By-Laws may be submitted by any member at a, general meeting (An amendment to the By-Laws may be recommended by any district organization at a j district meeting.) Information about the proposed amendment, together with recommendations from the Board of Directors,, shall be sent in writing to all members in advance of the next general meeting, at .which time the, amendment shall be accepted if, approved by a two thirds vote of members present.
/ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP Section 1. Membership shall in-iduqe. reigstered residents, property owners, business men within the a^rea and/or their employees, der-gyVpen, and others employed in the efrea 'covered under Article III.
Sectcion 2. All registered members are entitled to vote.
Section 3. Twenty-five members of the Association present at a duly | announced regular or special meeting of the Association shall compose a quorum for purposes of taking action or approving decisions in' the name of the Association. ARTICLE V
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ^ Section 1. The area shall be divided into districts, the boundaries which will be recommended by the_ Executive Committee or other designated committee, and accepted a general meeting of the Association.
Section 2. Members in each district shall elect a District Director, who lives in the district.
.A. The District Directors will be elected for a period of one year. Directors may be re-elected.1
B. The District Directors will constitute the Board of Directors.
C. District Directors will be elected in September, and will take office at the meeting of the Board of Directors in September.
D. The Directors shall meet and
elect from their group a President, Vice< President, Secretary and Treas-vrer and such other officers as deemed necessary, to serve for a period of one year. These officers shall comprise an executive committee and shall also serve for the General Meetings. Officers may foe re-elected. Five members of, 'the Board of Directors shall const!-j Tute a quorum for a meeting of the. &oard. | I
. Each District Director shall be vesponsiWe for the organization of i Shis own district, working on local J >t=>ro/y rrs in cooperation with oth-districts.
' T. A Director shall be required V> attend his district meetings and ^'n meetings of the Board of Di-vectors. If a member of the Board
G. A11 vacancies in the Board of "^'rectors, shall be filled by a spec-
V election in the district where 'the vacancy occurs, called by the President of the Board of Directors, in' districts where a Director has not been elected, the Board of Directors shall request someone to serve temoorarily as a Director for a period not to exceed three months.
H. The Coordinator of the West Side Improvement Association is authorized to represent the Improve-
Association as liaison with city iarnnc's.
I. Standing committees shall
ARTICLE VIII POLITICAL ACTIVITY The West Side Improvement Association shall not endorse any candidate for municipal, state, federal or Board of Education office.
ARTICLE IX RERLIGIOUS ACTIVITY The West Side Improvement Association shall be a non-sectarian organization.
PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Robert's Rules 6f Order shall be the parliamentary authority on all matters not covered by the By-Laws of this Association.
"Breakthru" A Unique TV Series For Children
BREAKTHRU will be seen in this area over Channel 4, Denver, on Saturdays at 12:00 noon beginning April 17.
BREAKTHRU is a half-hour program. Part drama and part conversation, all is on film. The intended .audience is pre-teens, although experience has revealed that the appeal of the program covers a wider span.
Each BREAKTHRU program tells a story common to the experience of most children. One is about a boy who accidentally finds the words for a sixth-grade spelling bee, another is about a girl who dyed her hair red because the group yvanted to. Still another shows what happens when a boy lies about being a Jew.
A dramatic sketch opens every BREAKTHRU program. At a decision point, the story is interrupted with a studio discussion by boys arid girls other than those in' the cast. They give perspective to the program. ,Theri the drama resumes and' contiriues to 'Conclusion.
The young actors arid' ac: tresses who appear in the dramas were recruited from network television and the legitimate theatre. The youngsters who participate in the discussion are non-professionals and represent many sections of the country.
BREAKTHRU is presented as rr. public service by churches of this community in cooperation with the National Council Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
La Aliariza Ministerial de Pastores Evangelicas is planning two special: Easter services. The first is on Good Friday, April 16th, at 7:30 p.m. at Aposento Altd Assemblies of God Church, West 41st and Kalamath Street. Rev. Thomas Sepulveda will preside; Rev. Lorenzo Lucero, the invocation, Rev. David Cisneros, the Bible Reading; Rev. Angel Roque, prayer; Rev. Rafael Aragon, the benediction. Guest speaker will be Rev. Kenzy Savaje, superintendent of the Central Conference1 of the Assembly of God Churches. Special music will also be provided.
On April 25, a Post Easter Cantata will he held at the First Meriripriite Church, West 9th and Delaware at 3:00 p.m. Each church represented in the Alianza will be providing special Easter music. There will be choirs, quartets, trios, duets, solos and' congregational singing.
Churches on the West Side participating in these services are: First Mennonite Church, First Spanish Methodist, Iglesia Bethel,- and Metropolitan Baptist. Both of these services are. open to the public and will be in' Spanish. Everyone is invited:
MY SUNDAY SCHOOL By Robert C. Recek, Superintendent Wesley Methodist Church
My Sunday School, first and foremost, is for learning the biblical scriptures. Second, it is spiritually uplifting to greet the morning with hymns and fellowship. Third, but not least, it makes the day brighter and' this sunshine shines throughout the week.
Sunday School is not for the youngsters alone; everyone is invited to share with the morning service.
We, of Wesley Methodist Church, take pride in our classes. Our motto is "A Sunday School in Action" with classes for every age. To the little ladies and gentlemen, to those that are young in heart all are invifed.
Sunday School makes a church and as I have said everyone has a part, young and old alike.
If you have been sending the youngsters to Sunday School but not going yourself, then why not attend this Sunday. You mav find a blessina vou haven't known. And if Vou do not have a church home, visit us any Sunday. We will be glad you did.
DISTRICT 3 MEETING APRIL 22nd
A District 3 committee recently met to plan for the next meeting of the district. The members, Mr. Harry Johns, District Director, Mr. Ruperto Gue-dea, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dabrowski, decided on a meeting devoted to a discussion of the run-down properties in the District.
The District includes the area from Speer Boulevard to Santa Fe Drive and from Eighth Avenue to Twelfth Avenue. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p. m. at fhe Engineering Drafting School; 846 Elati Street, Building No. 20 (the main building).
CHURCH OF GOD 5th and Fox Street Rev. Leroy Vance ServiceSunday Service, 11, 7:30. Sunday School, 10.
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST 910 Kalamath Street Rev. Salvador Gano ServiceSrinday Service, 11,; 6:30.
Sunday School. 10.
Denver Inner City Protestant 910 Galapago Street Phone 266-9065 Rev. Russell S* Williams Rev. O. K. Schlesselman Children's ChurchSunday, 10:30. For children 6 to 12 years.
Apostolic Church of Jesus 1039 W. 13tH Avenue Rev. Toby Rampa '
Rev. Lee Velasquez Service Sunday Service, 10:30, 12:00. ji Sunday School, 9:30.<
ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN 33 West 3rd Avenue Phone 733-3777 Rev. Paul Hansen Service Sunday Services, 8:30, 11, 7.
Sunday School 9:45.
APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH 1000 Kalamath Street Phone 222-7489 Rev. W. R. Nichols ServiceSunday: 11, 7:3G. Sunday School9:30.
FIRST SPANISH METHODIST 935 W., 11th Avenue Rev. Thomas Sepulveda ServiceSunday: 9:45, 11.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH 885 Delaware Street Rev. Marcus Bishop Rev. John Ventura Sunday Service9:00; Spanish Service 11:15; Sunday School 10:00; Evening Service 7:00*
First Avenue Presbyterian 120 West 1st Avenue Phone 777-5325 Rev. A. J. Blomquist ServiceSunday Service 11, 6:30..
Sunday School 9:45.
W. 6th Ave. and Galapago St.
Phone 534-4408 Rev. James Nugent, C Ss. R. Pastor
ServicesSunday Mass: 6,
7, 8:30, 10, 11:30.
. Holy Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 12515, 5:30.
ST. ELIZABETH 11th and Curtis Streets Phone 255-9556 Rev. Fabian Flynn, Pastor ServicesSunday Mass: 6.
8, 9:15, 11, 12:15.
Holy Days: 6; 7, 8, 9, 12; 15.
ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL J26 West 2nd Avenue Phone 722-8781 Rev. David Minton Sunday School' 9:30 al m. Sunday Service 11:00 a m.
525 West First Ave.
Rev. O. L. Crager Sunday services11, 7 p.m. Sunday School! 10:00 a.m.
Iglesia Bethel De Las Assem-bleas De Dios
West 2nd Ave. and Fox St Phone 623-4044
Rev. Jaime De Gracia, Pastor ServiceSunday, 10:00.
FIRST BETHANY LUTHERAN 215 West 5.th Avenue Phone 422-1298 Rev. Fred A. Bloch Service^Sunday Service 11. Sunday School 9:30.
WESLEY METHODIST 465 Galapago Street Rev. James Smith Service Sunday Service 11. Sunday School 9:45.
ST. CAJETAN 9th and Lawrence Phone 825-8059 Rev. J. Ordinas, Pastor ServicesSunday Mass: 6:30 3:30, 10:30 and 12:15.
Holy Days^6:30, 8:30, 10:30, 7:00...
DELIVERANCE TEMPLE 738 Santa Fe Drive Phone 722-4256 Rev. B. L. Thompson Service Sunday: 10-11-7:30 p. m.
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., Prayer Services.
WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN 670 Inca Street William K* Linton, Pastor ServiceSunday: 8:30, 10:50 Bible School9:40.
It's that time of the year again Spring -Cleaning Time! Dori't stop with the inside, clean up outside- too.:Lawns,, streets, houses, ferices, yes and even empty lots need cleaning, painting and fixing,^ too. Be. working and watching i for further announcements ori clean up for our West Side.
All of the work suggested by the Sanitarians from the Housing Section of the Department of Health and Hospitals has not beeri completed. Reinspection will take place this spring to bring all properties to the minimum standard.