WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume II, Number 3 Published Monthly July, 1965
JOE BARRY TO SPEAK TO WSIA ON JULY 22
A new Latin American ser-vice organizationLARASA will open a temporary office at 1375 Delaware Street on August 1. Charles Tafoya will serve as the Acting Director for two months, during which time the office will be open half days. As of October 1, the permanent program of the agency will' begin, with a full-time director and secretary.
The Latin American Education Foundation will share the office with LARASA. .Persons who would like to volunteer to work on the United Way campaign can register at the office. .
,, As a United Way affiliate called the Latin American Research' and! Service Agency, the new organization will join with more than 10 other service agencies in the United Way October fund campaign. It is the most recent unit to become a part of United1 Way.
The new agency, abbreviated LARASA, will supply community organization services to persons of LatinAmerican extraction, similar to those supplied to the Negro citizens by the Urban League.
"We hope this group will be as successful as the Urban League," Edward Hirschfeld, President of the Mile High United Fund, said.; "Latin-Americans constitute the largest minority group, both numerically and proportionately in our metropolitan area. Approximately 70,000 Latin-Americans comprise 7 per cent
of our metropolitan population."
Hirschfeld also said that United Fund research has in-icated "the Latin-American minority in this area may be even more disadvantaged1 proportionately than any other minority group. In terms of education, housing- and employment, the Latin-Americans have a higher utitizdtidn rate of the 'services of correctional institutions, public''housing and public and' voluntary health and', welfare agencies." :
He added,. "If this condition is to be arrested, then improved, a self-help non-governmental resource should be community-supported. .,to aid:. the Latin-American minority in assuming responsibility, .for, and giving, leadership, to the resolving of: the special^ problems .of the: Latin-American." ,
. Said Charles Tafoya, -chairman of a Latin-American group w^hich initiated-- LARASA, "For the firsttime our Latin-American people -will have an agency to aid them in the solution of specific problems, and that means a lot!"
, He added, "The new agency will provide ah important link in the chain of community services as far as this ethnic group is concerned."
Tafoya predicted1 excellent cooperation between United Fund and LARASA. Establishment of the new agency comes as a result of continuing study over the past several years. The abbreviated
name, LARASA, is a double derivation for the word, La Rasa which in Spanish means "the race" or "the people." The first initials of the name Latin American Research And Service Agency, also spells LARASA.
The purpose of LARASA will be to eliminate discrimination, to give guidance and help to Latin-Americans so they may share equally "the responsibil-1 ities and rewards of Citizenship. To achieve these ends the agency will seek improvements in education, employment opportunities,- housing, health and welfare,
A small agency staff will utilize the techniques and methods of community, organization with policy determination by b. representative voluntary board of Latin-Americans and Other Citizens from the community at large. .
Board members of LARASA are Bernard1 Valdez, president; Herrick Roth, vice 'president; Charles C.Vigrl, vice president; Mrs Lena Archuleta, secretary; and Dr.James Galvin, traasurer. Other board members are: Levi Beall, Ben Bezoff, Senator Roger Cisneros, Rev. Eutimio Duran, Bert Gallegos, Rudolph, Gonzales, Mrs. William Grant,! Joseph Herrera, Miss Helen Lucero, Robert Lucero, Cletus Ludden, Isaac Moore, Mrs. Rachel B Noel, Don Pacheco, Rev. James Prohens, C. R., Judge John Sanchez, Charles Tafoya, Phillip Torres, Mose Trujillo. ,
Increased Enrollment In Byers Reading Program
An increased number of chil: dren are registering at Byers Neighborhood Library for the \/ acation Reading Program. As of June 27, 775 children had1 taken the special tally cards this year, compared with 629 registrations at the same time last year. Sixty-four children had completed reading eight books by the end of June. In contrast with increased interest at Byers Library, registration for the libraries throughout Denver showed a decrease from. the 1964 response.
Theme of the Vacation Reading Program this year is "Roam the Reading Range." The program is open to chil-dred who have completed kindergarten and will enter grades 1 through 9 next, frill. There is still time to begin the Reading Program. Children may register at any: time during the summer by picking up the special reading tally at the Library.
After the Vacation Reading Program ends on September 20, certificates will be given through the schools in recognition of those students who have read the minimum of eight. bpoks.: In some schools, special parties are also planned.
There are several thousand teenagers in Denver who would like to go to work. They are strong, intelligent people, just aching for the chance to be useful, productive Americans.
The average Denver teenager is not a hot-roddmg "dumbbell" who wants nothing more than to run around all the time. Our teenagers are our future and it looks like a pretty bright one. They keep up with the world around them, they think and. talk about things which are of concern to the adults, and they know the value of money.
The high school 'drop-out' is not always the student who is not smart enough to keep up with school work. School is expensive, and for the family with several children in high school, sometimes impossible. The money earned by one potential drop out could keep two or three brothers or sisters, as well as himself, in school where they want to be. This employment may save the city a potential good citizen which no community can ever afford to lose.
This is not one sided nor just for the large business* Many small businesses could use the young legs and arms of _our teenagers, the alert minds that catch on fast and are willing to take the initiative in the work to be done.
If you will hire from our young work force now, you will get more than your money's worth. After all, don't!
Neighborhood conservation and By-Laws for the Improvement Association will be the subjects for discussion at a general meeting of the West Side Improvement Association on Thursday, July 22, at 7:30 p. m. The meeting, will be held at St. Joseph's Hall, 6th Avenue and Galapago Street (entrance on 6th Avenue).
joe Barry, Administrator of the Community Development Agency of Denver will describe the neighborhood conservation program which he directs.. There will be an opportunity to discuss with Mr. Barry the ways in which city agencies can assist our community in maintaining the improvements which have resulted from work by citizens and the Association.
By-Laws for the Improvement Associaiton will be adopted at the July 22 meeting. The proposed By'- Laws are published again in this issue of the RECORDER, so that everyone can have an opportunity to read1 them in advance.
This is an important meeting; everyone in the West Side is urged tp attend St. Joseph's Hall, Thursday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
you deserve some help too?
More jobs are needed for the many youths wanting to work. Any business or any resident who needs- a worker for regular employment or for only a few hours is requested to list the job order with the Youth Opportunity Center.
Part of the training program for some of the young people involves providing opportunities to study basic education and to visit industries. Individuals or organizations who are interested iii services to youth are requested to volunteer their assistance in the training programs. Contact the manager of the Youth Opportunity Center at 1115 Broadway, or call or write the information office of the Employment Service, Room. 360, 1210 Sherman Streiet (phone 222-1551, extension 454).*
The Central office of Denver's Youth Opportunity Center will open on July 19 at 11T5 Broadway. The Center is a branch of the State Employment Service, and provides employment. assistance to young people age 16 to 21.
Experienced job counselors offer testing, job counseling, referral to other agencies^ and job placement. The phone number of the new Center is 292-4150. Branches of the Youth Opportunity have already been opened at 2720 West Alameda (phone 936-2375) and at 929 I: 29th Street (phone 825-1323).
Youth Corps Workers Aid Neighborhood
Workers provided by the Neighborhood Youth Corps are helping with clean up and home repair on the West.Side, under, the sponsorship of the Housing Section of the Department of Health and Hospitals. Eddie Gonzriles (left) and Tom Lucero are shown painting trim on a house in the area which was covered by the housing inspection. A total of 8 to IQ boys will.be Working,, giving fnajor assistance to elderly residents and others unable to do the necessary .work themselves. ^ Recraifment of the boys is done through the Children's Educational, Fund and Denver's1 Neig^bprhood Youth,Corps as projects of 'the; War bh; Poverty . >
LARASA JOINS UNITED WAY youth available
FOR SUMMER JOBS
THE RE COR D E R
WEST SIDE RECORDER
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Office: 768 Santa Fe Drive Phone 244-3301
Editor: Rachel Guedea Starr Reporters:
Rose Gomez, Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard, Mildred j Jordan,
Mrs. May Day of 138 West 1st Avenue had as her luncheon guests, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Halvorson, and Mr. and Mrs Erik Joffee of the Bahamas, at the Top of the Rockies. This was their first visit back to Denver in twenty years. They had high praise for Denver and its rapid growth, but were very depressed over the flood conditions. They left for Seattle for a visit. Mrs. Day visited recently in Fort Mor-i gan.
Mr. Robert Spotswood of 1038 West 13th Avenue was visited by his daughter, Mrs. Ted Barker of Yakima. Washington, granddaughter and three great grandchildren. They are on their way to Africa where they will make their home for the next three years. Mrs. Barker's husband has been, there for two months.. He is employed by the Kaiser Company of California.
Cathy Friend, age 11, of 526 Delaware Street was in the hospital recently for injuries suffered in a bicycle accident. Cathy, a student at Elmwood School, is home now recuper-. ating.
Julie Zaragoza, 1260 West 10th Avenue, was visited recently by her brother Morris Vigil of Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Zaragoza's son Leonard, age 12, returned to California with Mr. Vigil and will spend the rest of the summer there. Leonard is looking forward to seeing Disneyland and other places of interest.
Adrian Garcia of Mexico City, Mexico has been visiting the Robert C. Receks of 132 Galapago Street for several months. Mr. Garcia is the father of Mrs. Recek.
Rev. and Mfs.; Jojhn Ventura and family of 94 Xavier Street have recently returned from a trip to Indiana, and Illinois. They were attending church meetings and visiting their families and friends. Rev. Ventura is a minister at First Mennonite Church and active in West Side community affairs.
Mrs. Edith Vigil of 1015 Inca Street went to Longmont Colorado on the 8th to attend the funeral of her uncle, Veras Siien. ,
Mrs. Elsie Rempter, 801 West 10th Avenue has been visiting her mother in Englewood, Colorado*
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Archuleta of 1024 Inca Street were visited recently for two weeks by Stephen and Elaine Scheier and family of Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Scheier is the daughter of the Archuletas.
Dolores Perez; daughter of Mrs. Kathleen'Perez, 1252 West 10th Avenue, recently came home from the hospital. ,
Mrs. Velva Farrow of 1114 West 13th Avenue had as guests at her cabin at Wonder vu, her stepson Ray Farrow, his wife Theresa and daughter Beverly Carey, Sunday, June 26th. It was Beverly's birtrday and they celebrated the event at the Wondervu Cafe.
Mr. Louis Garcia of 1102 West 13th Avenue passed away June 13, at Denver General Hospital. Mr. Garcia was bom July 25th, 1885, in Taos, New Mexico. Mr. Garcia lived thirty-three years at 1102 West 13th Avenue. He was loved by all his friends and neighbors. Services were held at Trevino Chapel and the interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery. He was survived1 by two sons, three daughters and forty grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Mays of 1300 Kalamath had as guests Mr. and Mrs. William Cahill and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cassidy of Terre Haute, Indiana. They went on a two day trip through Southern Colorado and around the Million Dollar Highway.
Mr. Henry Schonborg of 1248 Lipan Street went to Colorado Springs on the 7th and 8th of June to visit his brother-in-law. They went fishing and reported that they got their
limit . s
Mrs. Henry .Schonborg of 1248 Lipan Street spent the day in Lakewood1 recently with Mrs... Schumrr. ,
Recent visitors, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Schonborg, 1248 Lipan Street, were Mr. and and Mrs. Charles Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Mulnix.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Clause of 1255 South Kalamath Street were flood victims. Mrs. Clause is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Croddock of 1345 Lipan Street. The Clause family managed to save their washing machine, frigidaire, some clothes and three kittens. The rest was an entire loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Hack Wilson and son of Battendorf, Iowa, came on a visit to their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Glynn of 1255 Kalamath Street*
Mrs. Ida Francis of 1259 Kalamath is still at the Julia Temple Nursing Home. She is reported getting along fine.
Miss Marie Elizabeth Quintana, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Quintana of 1223 Lipan Street, left June 25th for Los Angeles where she will join the Job Corps.
Bob Jaramillo of 1257 Lipan Street arrived home from San Diego, California, on July 7th. He will have a 14 day furlough..
Mrs. Ramirez of 1354 Lipan Street announced that her daughter Mary has left for the Job Corps in Los Angeles, California. Also her son Julian is now stationed in Viet Nam.
Vandalism is a subject of interest to all of us.> It is a problem not only here on the West Side but throughout Denver and our country today. It is also a problem of mounting concern to all of us.
We are not experts on the. subject of vandalism nor have we done a lot of research on it. However, we would like to share a few thoughts, ideas, and possible deterrents to vandalism.
As we noted above, vandalism is not a problem which the West Sid alone has; we share it with the rest of our city. But we do have vandalism is our neighborhood. Is there anything we can do about it?
First, a few comments on some possible causes of vandalism.' One cause can be simply boredom. An acquaintance of ours who has worked in public parks has asked youngsters why they dumped trash barrels, broke bottles on the grass and defaced public rest rooms. The answer, with a shrug of the shoulders, was, "Don't know why, nothing else to do, I guess." Of course there are times when acts of vandalism are done on purpose as revenge for some real or imagined hurt.
But underlying these reasons and all other reasons, is we believe, a basic lack of respect for the rights and property of others. A person with respect for other individuals and their property usually will not commit acts of vandalism even if he is bored or angry.
What can we do about this disregard ,of rights and property? If we are parents of growing childen, we are the key to preventing future vandalism. We apa more important than the law, the pqlice, the schools, pr the churches. It is our task to teach our children this necessary respect, not only by word but by deeds and by our example. Do we insist that our children return even small items they have picked up that belong to their playmates? Do we teach them to ask per-
Mrs. D^lla Bryant of 146 West Ellsworth Avenue left for California for several weeks vacation. She is a long time Westsider and a member of the Wesley Methodist Church.
Mrs. Mary Brunner of 1254 West Cedar Avenue was another of the many victims of the flood. Mrs. Brunner was a long time resident of 1211 Kalamath Street She is now. living: at the housing project at 1324 West Ohio. Mrs. Brunner lost everything in the flood. Her grandson Richard Brunner of 1260 West Cedar Avenue also lost everything.
Mrs. Romans, mother of Mrs. Thelma Phillips of 1429 Lipan Street was a house guest of Mrs. Phillips for three weeks.
Mrs. V. Holmes, mother of Mrs. Frank Brunner, of 928 West 14th Avenue passed away May 29th at the age of 89 years. Mrs. Holmes was a resident of the West all her life.
mission before entering, the yards and homes of friends and neighbors, again, to ask before using or playing with the belongings of other people, even in their own families? Do our children, or even other children if we have riOne of Our own, se us as adults littering the parks and streets of our neighborhood? Do they see us,display this same respect for the property and rights of others that we wish them to have?
Finally, how about acts of vandalism that are happening right now? Obviously, the causes are of second importance at the moment that the vandalism is occurring, however, there are things we can do. One, we can keep our homes and properties well lighted. It is a fact that crime increases after dark and that light discourages it. Two, if we see an act of vandalism being committed there are several things we can do. We can politely and firmly ask the person or persons involved to stop and remain on the scene until it is stopped. If we know the parents of those involved we can report the incident to them. Or we can take the names and addresses of those, participating and again report to the parents. Last, we can call the police as soon as possible. In fact, the police urge us to do this. It is impossible for them, to be everywhere at once and to see everything that happens. We as citizens and1 residents know our immediate neighbors and area.; It is not too difficult to spat happenings that seem oufe of order. .
Do some of these things sound risky or seem to hint of pushing into the business of others? We believe it is necessary to become involved. Without the involvement of the citizens of the West Side there can not be betterment' of our area. Certainly we want to irr prove our West Side,, so let's be involved!
Siver Serumgard of 480 Valley, San Francisco, California, was the guest of his father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Serumgard, of 1257 Lipan Street. Siver is employed by the Bell Telephone Company of California.* He was on his way to visit his two sisters in Helena, Montana. While ?in Denver he enjoyed a barbecue dinner at the Serumgards. He saw the current sights of Denver and compared what he saw now and what he remembers as a small boy of the earthquakes in Helena in 1939. The quakes are still a vivid memory. However the lawfulness of what water can do was something He can never forget That silent force compares with the earthquake. Nature makes one feel very insignificant in-deed.
On Sunday, June 13th, the Wesley Methodist Church at 5th and Galapago Street had a baptism for Scott Douglas Biles, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Biles of 8491 Quigley Street Westminister. Rev. Smith had just returned from Jordan and the Holy Lands and performed the ceremony with water he had brought back from the Jordan River.
NEXT RECORDER NOV. 20
The next issue of the West Side Recorder is scheduled for distribution on August 2CL Churches, organizations and residents are invited to send news and announcements at least one week in adyance of the distribution. The editor and staff, appreciate and welcome all contributions which are used if space permits. However, on occasion items must be held over for next month's publication. Mail news to 768 Santa Fe Drive* or phone 244-3301.
Miss Evelyn Trujillo, daughter of Mrs. Pauline Trujillo of -707 Delaware became the bride of Frank Lucero on Friday, July 9th with Judge Horan officiating at the wedding ceremony.. Attendants were the bride's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gomez.
The new Mrs. Lucero is a graduate of Baker Junior High School, and the bridegroom graduated from W*?st High.
Mrs. Pete Lucero of 208 Elati is the mother of the bridegroom. The couple will live in. Denver. # V
St. Joseph's Church was the setting Saturday, July 10 for the ten o'clock : nuptial mass of Margaret Ann Rodriguez and Joseph Cruz. The double ring ceremony was solemnized by the Reverend James Nugent before the flower adorned altar.;
: Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore the traditional white wedding gown with finger tip veil and a small jeweled crown. Her bridal bouquet was of white carnations and pink stephanotis.
Four attendants preceded the-bride. They were maid of honor, Mrs. Stella Cruz, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, Miss Christina Garcia, Miss Jeannette Rodriguez, sister of the bride, and Mrs. Cecilia Page. Their gowns were of two shades of pink, complemented by small hats and mitts of the same shade as their dresses. Their bouquets were of pink and white flowers.
Garfield Cruz was his brother's.: best man, and ushers were David Iverson, Michael Sedbrook and Roger Albo.
The ring bearer was little Raymond Vance, nephew of the bridegroom, and the little flower girl was Elena Vigil.
A wedding brunch was attended by the bridal party, followed by a reception and a dance in St. Joseph's Church Hall.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Estes Park and will reside' in Denver. The bridegroom is employed by Miller's Super Market in Englewood, and the bride is employed by the Mountain States Telephone Co.
The new Mrs. Cruz graduated from St. Joseph's High in 1963 and her husband from West High in 1964.. .
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Rodriguez of 674 Elati, and' the bridegroom the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cruz, 758 Mariposa Street.
Project Head Start
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Auraria Community Center
St Elizabeth's School
About 450 children are taking part in Project Head Steal programs on the West Side, in four locations. Activities are organized to help children be prepared to enter kindergarten or first grade in the fall. This is another program of the War on Poverty in Denver.
SUMMER CONCERTS \
Thp -72nd annual series of summer concerts by the Denver Municipal Band has been announced by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Under the direction of Henry E. Sachs, in his 42nd year as conductor, the band began the six-night a week, (Mondays excluded) series, as always, on July 4th, 8 p. m., at City Park Band Shell.
The Denver Municipal Band will continue to enhance its international reputation with the presentation of universally pleasing programs of traditional, contemporary, modem and novelty musi.
The band concert series and the electrically controlled color-lighted fountain in the lake behind the band shell constitutes one of Denver's outstanding summer entertainment packages.
StCajetan's Parish Annual Bazaar will be presented August 6, .7 and 8 on the school grounds at 9th and Lawrence Streets. On Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, the booths will be open at 6 p.m., and at 4 pjn. on Sunday, August 8. Mexican food will be served at all hours.
Grand prise at the 1965 Bazaar is a Pontiac Catalina Sports Coupe. The public is invited to join in the fun and prizes all three days.
Preparations for the Bazaar start with the Queen's Candidates Presentation Dance on! Saturday, July 24, in Our Lady of Guadalupe Hall at 36th and Lipan. Two bands will provide music for the dance, scheduled from 8:30 p. m. to midnight.
Two showers will be held on Sunday, July 25, at 2 p m., to bring Bazaar items.
Auraria's day camp opened in June, and will continue for six weeks through July. Elementary age children go to Bear Greek Park on the bus and spend the day in outdoor camp activities. The rainy season ended just before the camp began and so far the weather has not interfered with the out-door program. Three camp periods for different age groups have been planned, each period lasting two weeks.
The Head Start Project for pre-school children opened July 6 and will continue through August. Eighteen children are registered for this activity and mothers' and fathers of these children are plan-1 ning activities during the eight-week session. The children will visit the day camp and also will visit a farm during the summer. A family picnic will probably be planned also.
This summer there are six Neighborhood Youth Corps workers helping out at Auraria Community Center. They are assisting with Work around the Center.
Byers Book Reviews
THE ASHES OF LODAAn-drew Garve
Mystery fans, alert! Here, is a taut, absorbing story laid in contemporary Russia where the hero, a titled English newspaperman, | investigates his future father-in-law's reportedly sinister past in a German concentration camp during* World War II. The author is an old hand at writing excellent suspense tales and this is well up^ to standard.
TAFFY'S TIPS TO TEENS Dolly Martin
1 This is practically an encyclopedia just chock full of answers to all the things teenage gals are fascinated by: boys, beauty, manners, fashion, figure care and poise. A good bet for those beginning teens, too.
THE LONG ESCAPEIrving Werstein
With the Nazi armies invading the country and Nazi planes bombing your town, what would you do with 50 convalescent children entrusted to your care? This is the situation which confronts Madame Raymond on the Belgium seacoast in the spring of 1940. Based on true facts, this is a dramatic, tense novel of dark days and desperate courage.
THE STORY OF JIM BUN-NINGJim Bunning
The great pitching star of both major baseball leagues, one of only 6 men to pitch a perfect game since 1880. tells about his life both in and out of baseball. Good for diamond fans.
THREE ON A TOOTHBRUSH Jack Paar
A different Paar, the sensitive, adventurous one, is revealed in this account of his travels all over the world where his sharp eye for, a story provides his readers with fascinating scenes, people and yams-
Our summer camp program is under way. We have again procured Camp Audobon, five mites above Ward, Colorado at the 10,000 foot level. Mr. Fred Zook has again been obtained to be our Camp Director. The camp is situated or? Brainard Lake and offers fishing, archery, swimming, canoeing, tetherball roller skating, crafts, siking and all the food you can eat. It's all free, the only requirement being that the boy is a member in good standing of the Boys Club of Denver. Better sign up now and get in on all the fun!
FINE ARTS CLASS
Last week the volunteer instructor Wayne Lyo.is took his Fine Arts class to City Park to show them how to sketch the great outdoors in charcoal. There are still a few openings in the class so if you are interested sign up with Jack in the evenings Monday through Friday. The class meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. *
Robert Chado, owner and operator of Roller City, West, North and Central has kindly offered his facilities to the Boys' Club. We went skating on Wednesday afternoon July the 14th and twenty-five boys had the time of their life. Som of them were a little worse for wear when thy finished, but I am sure that everyone enjoyed themselves in spite of the lumps and bruises.
THE TENTH POINTThomas Walsh
A wealthy old lady dying amid the ; splendors of a huge mansion and estate ,a cjuiet, sinister- son-in-law, one small rather mysterious child .and the three nurses assigned |d the case. These promising ingredients mix together into a chilling concoction guaranteed to please all mystery lovers.
EASTWARD THE CONVOYS H-William G. Schofield
In August 1941 when German submarines roamed the oceans at will, American navy gun crews were stationed aboard each ship of our merchant marine convoys to attempt to fight off the sub attacks. The author of this book of personal recollections was one of the first officers of the Navy's Armed Guard Program and now shares with us his experiences during those exciting days. Human interest and love of the sea crowd the cages.
FLIGHT OF THE FALCON Daphne du Maurier
Witnessing inadvertently the murder of an old woman, young Armino Fabbio is led to return to his native Italian hill town in search of her identity. Onoe there and unrecognized, Armino feels the town is haunted ... by the phantom of his adored older brother shot down in flames in World War II and by the sinister presence of the demoniacal Duke Claudio who was known as the Falcon 500 years before. Eerie atmosphere and tight suspense pervade this tale of both modem and Renaissance Italy.
That we learn by doing is a well known fact. This was quite apparent at the Boy Club First Annual model car contest held on July 2, 1965*
As the young members had very little experience with the dynamics of the model cars they learned quite a lot iron* making one for the contest* The model cars were exchi- \ sively designed, built and decorated by the members* Up to the last minute one could see them fixing a wheel or giving their car a fresh coat oÂ§ paint. Most of the boys had built one car but there were some who had built more.
The cars were judged on the basis of the speed which they;, could attain after being release from a fixed height, the* total distance covered and the originality in design. There weie many shortcomings in the individual cars but the members learned that greafo precision is required for ca winning entry.
The first prize winner was Thomas Davis who made 4 cars and discarded them- far the winner. Second and third prizes were also awarded*
The recently- formed Keystone i Club has done quite a bit in. the field of community service in and out of our area. Its most recent accomplishment is that of its Rescue Team during the period after the June 16th flood. They volunteered their services to the1 suburban communities most severely dam-1 aged |p the wave of destruc- tion. The young men Involved-were P^ul Gonzales, Dai* : Yates, Gln^n Close and Ray-Garcia. We thank them alL '*
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WESTSIDE EXTENSION" I
The summer programs have started at the. Boys Club West-side Extension. The club provides a variety of activities-.-such as pool, ping pong andBi an assortment of table games.-With the lagre gymnasium, we*-are offering many indoor activities such as basketball, kickball, baseball, badminton and volleyball., The club is open on Tuesday through Friday from L30 p.Â£m. to 5:00 p* m. and is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. These boys are also bussed to the Santa Fe facility on Friday evenings and are. entitled to all the Boys' Club outside activities.
The photo laboratory has become an interesting part off the Craftshop programs. lit gives an opportunity to the older boys to apply their scientific knowledge and cte** velop greater skill in taking good photographs* During the month of June the boys developed their own films, made prints and enlarged the good pictures. Ray Garcia, Glenn Close and Danny Yates are planning to take some rock climbing pictures. Once in cr while the older boys show, the younger boys some of the wonders of photography.
The members of the photography club are also looking forward to the Summer Camp where they will get ample opportunity to practice their skill*
The Denver Area Council of' APOSTOLIC CHURCH
HEALTH SERVICE FOR CHILDREN
Churches has announced the schedule of Sunday Evening Services for the summer. An inspiring series of vesper ser-vics will be held at Civic Center each Sunday from 7:45 to ;45 p.m. These started on *June 20th and will continue Tuntil August 15. Each service features a guest speaker and special vocal and instrumental music. ,
July 18, Rev. Leeland Soker of the Lutheran Church in America will speak with the Aurora Band providing instrumental numbers. Rev. Marion; Hammond of St. Thomas Epis copal Church will be speaker on July 25 and the special music will be by the choir from the same church.
A religious drama will be presented' on August 8. Vocal and instrumental music will be provided by a young adult choir and the Trinity Methodist Hand Bell Young Adult Choir. .
Closing the series on August 15 will be guest speaker, Dr. Henry Dalberg of St. Louis, Missouri. The Calvary Baptist Choir will sing and the
Highlander Boys Band play.
INNER CITY PROTESTANT PARISH
Summer activities at the Parish are in full swing. In addition to the regular staff, there are ten full-time and part-time paid college and high school students working with ns. These, plus about 30 volunteers from suburban churches and the neighborhood, make it possible for us to work with children and adults in three locations.
The three locations -for our program are at the Parish Church, West 9th Avenue and Gcdapago, First Spanish Methodist Church, 935 West 11th Avenue and the North Lincoln Homes. All of these programs are open to anyone who is interested, regardless of race, color or creed.
The program includes play" school for pre-school children, activity classes for school children to junior high age, family outings which will include
For the teenagers of th area there is a Teen-Canteen on Friday nights, 7:00-11:00.
On Tuesday mornings. 9:30-11:30, we have our Rummage. Hoorn open to anyone interested in -lsed.-. clothing grid rr. iscellaheous items. at : very nominal prices.. .However, if ineed arises we will open it at mother times. .
The regular staff, Rev. Russell Williams, Rev. O. K. -Sdhlesselman, Rev. Tom Sep-'iiilveda, Miss Marilou Taggart and Dale Vaughn are avail-< able for personal conversa-tions, discussions and interviews with anyone who desires ihem. The Parish offices are at West 9th Avenue and Galapa-
A Fellowship Supper for the Apostolic Churches is being held on Saturday, July 17 at the Apostolic Church of Jesus at 1039 West 13th Avenue.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
On Tuesday evening, July 20 at 7:30 p., m., a special service will be held at First Men-onite Church. Guest speaker will be Mr. E. P. Bachen, principal at Mission Normal School, Dhamtari, India. Mr. Bachan, a native. of India is the U.S. area representative of the Indian Mennonite Church. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting.
Members at First Mennonite, at least the men, have been busy these last weeks helping with flood clecm-up. According to reports, there is still much to be done, and they will be busy a while longer.
Vacation Bible School was a success in spite, of a two-day recess on June 17 and 18 because of the floods Enrollment was 104 with the children raising $65.94 for Frontier Boys Village at Divide, Colorado. Also collected was a large amount of nylon stockings for shipment to Korea, West Pakistan and China where the people use them to make many products to-sell; j
REV. KNIFTON'S PROGRAM
J. B. Knifton, representing the Association of Fundamental Ministers and Churches, announces that their program is being expanded. Musical groups are being planned and everyone is invited to participate.
Many young people have already gone through the place and received treats and prizes and also obtained work. If you need work or need a youngster to do some work, contact Mr. Knifton, 1039 West 14th Avenue, phone 255-3546. Teenagers, here is an opportunity to make good use of your summer vacation. Why not call or visit Mr. Knifton at the above address?
Mrs. Ruth White, R.. N., gives an injection to a patient of the Well Baby Clinic at First Mennonite Church.
Relative; of West Sider Involved In Accident
Mrs. Kay LeQerc of 18 Santa Fe Drive was saddened by the tragic death of her grandniece, Miss Peggy Lee Horn, of Rifle, Colorado. Peggy Lee's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Horn, of Rifle, were visiting in Denver at the time of the automobile accident Which claimed- the girl's life. Mrs. Horn had just been released from- Rose Memorial hospital after extensive heart tests, and Mr. Horn, -who is Mrs* LeClerc's brother, was staying with his sister. Mrs. LeQerc is co-owner and operator of the Santa Fe. Cleaners.
Attending the funeral in Rifle, was Mrs. LeClerc, and her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. J- Ouesnoy. The ladies of the Order of Eastern Star in Rifle prepared a dinner and' served over fifty-one relatives after the funeral Mrs. Horn and Mrs. LeQerc are O.E.S. members and Peggy Lee was a member of the Rainbow Girls.
Qinic meets the fourth Monday of every month. 6:30 to 9:00 p. m. Next clinic is on August 23 at the Mennonite Youth Center, 430 West 9th Avenue. For an appointment call 244-3019. A Denver pediatrician has contributed his services and is present at each clinic assisted by a registered nurse. A nominal fee is charged based on family in-l come. Everyone is welcome and you are invited to make an appontment for your children up to age 16.
SENIOR CITIZENS7 ACTIVITIES
The Lincoln Park Senior Citizens Club traveled by bus to the Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs, on June 24. Sixteen members of the club enjoyed the picnic, and on the return -trip drove through the Air Force Academy.
On July 25> another1 club picnic is planned at the home of Mario Salva, in Turkey Creek Canyon West of Tinytownv In previous years ..the .club members have had a great deal of fun at the Scdvas' home, and are looking forward to this year's trip.
During the summer/ club meetings are not scheduled. The sewing group, under the leadership of Mrs. Marda Simmons, is meeting every Tuesday morning, from 10 a. m. to noon. Projects include making cancer pads, jrewing girls' dresses and dressing dolls. The dresses and dolls are prepared for the Santa Qaus Shop. More women would be welcomed in the sewing group which m6ets at Lincoln Park Community Center, 1438 Navajo Street.
SIXTH AVENUE PLANS
In answer to'the questions of various West Siders, th9 City Traffic Engineer reports that Sixth Avenue will be widened only to Santa Fe Drive at this time. Also Santa Fe will not be made one way this year, but possibly next year. Work is beginning on the Sixth Avenue viaduct but no date has been set for completion.
By-Laws of the West Side Improvement Association will be officially adopted at the general meeting on Thursday,
July 22, 7:30 p.m., at St. Joseph's Hall. The proposed By-Laws are again printed here to allow interested persons to become familiar with them.
Everyone is invited to attend the July 22 meeting.
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 cqm-nunity, with better family living itandards; in such areas as neighborhood improvement, health stand-jrds, schools, recreation and safe-y.
ARTICLE III AREA The boundaries of the area., are:
West Colfax Avenue on the North, he Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad on 'the West, West 1 st Avenue on the Southland on
Broadway from 1st Avenue to 7th Avenue and Speer Boulevard ;.frohn South Broacfway to West Colfax.
ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP ,,
Section 1. Membership shall include registered residents, property owners, business men within the: area and/or their employees, cler-t gymen, and others employed in the area covered under Article III.
Section 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.
Section 1. The area shall be di- consist of: vided into districts, the boundaries Zoning
of which will be recommended by the Executive Committee or other designated committee, and accepted at a general meeting of the Asso ciation.
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.
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 Treasurer 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 be re-elected. Five members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for a meeting of the Board.
E. Each District Director shall be responsible for the organization of his own district, working on local oroorams in cooperation with other districts.
F. A Director shall. be required to attend his district meetings and all meetings of the Board of Directors. If a member of the Board of Directors fail's to attend three consecutive meetings, either Board or District (unless there is a valid excuse) his office may be declared vacant by the Board of Directors.
G. All vacancies In the Board of Directors shall be filled by a* special election in the district where the vacaincy occurs, called by the President of the Board of Directors.1 In districts where a Director has not been elected, the Board of Directors shall request someone to serve temporarily 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 Improvement Association as liaison with city agencies.
I. Standing committees shall
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. Commits 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 in districts shall be appointed by the District Directors.
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS Section 1. The Board of Directors will meef 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 yir-AMENDMENTS Amendments to the By-Laws may be submitted by any, member at a general meeting (An amendment to the By-Laws, vniay be recommended by any district organization at a district meeting .J .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 sha|l; be accepted if approved" J?y a two-thirds vote of members present.
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 RELIGIOUS ACTIVITY The West Side Improvement Association shall be a non-sectarian organization.
PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY Robert's Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary authority on all matters not covered by the By-Laws
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