WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 2: dumber/f $ Published Monthly __ December, 1965
EVERY WEEK Monday
Study Hall' for Junior High Age7:00-8:30 p. m., First Spanish Methodist Church', 935 W. 11th Ave.
Monday and Wednesday Typing Class for Adults West High School, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
Sewing Classes for Adults First Avenue Presbyterian Church
9:0Jp a.m. to noon Auraria Community Center 12:30 3:30 p.m.
West High School, 7-9 p.m. Study Hall7:00-8:30 p. m. Welfare Training Center 646 Delaware Street Wednesday
Study Hall7:00-8:30 p. m. Lincoln Park Homes, 1438 Navajo Street Thursday
Adult Education Tutorial Program
St. Elizabeth's School 7:30 9:30 p.m.
Adult Night Fairmont Rec-recation Center
SPECIAL EVENTS December 20Greenlee School Christmas Program at 10 a. m. dndS-pvm;
December 20Title V Project Christmas Program at Bakei Junior High, 7:30 p. m. -; December 20 West High School "Singing Christmas Jree" at 7:30 p.m,
December 21Greenlee School Christmas Program at 2 p.m. December 21 West High School "Singing Christmas' Tree"v at 7:30 p.m.
December 21Chrismas Program for Title V Project ADC Mothers at First Mennohite Church 11 a. m. t 3 p .m. December 21-Handel's "Messiah" at'City Auditorium December; 21 Baker Junior High School Christmas Party December 22TB x-rays at Denver Post,to 8:00 p.m., December 22^Schools out at 3:30 p.i|i;'Tor Christmas Vacation:;' ; .
December 22Christmas ; Parties, at. .. St. Joseph Grade School .and ;jÂ§L.:-;Elizdbeth^-: Sphpol " l$k s ,i.c
December; 23: TB x-rays^ :;at.
Ffenver Post, 1:00 to S^ vpm* December ;24 fe#; TB x-rays at Denver Post, 9c00 ctm. io hoan January l^-Wesley Methodist Bowling
January 6St. Joseph Elemen-. tary School P-TA Meeting January 6West Side Auraria Historical Society Meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Byers Library. January 11District 1 Meeting at Atiraria Community Center, 7:30 p.m.
January 15sWesley Methodist Bowling
January 19District 3 Meeting at Inner City Parish, 7:30 p.m. January 21' Fairmont Father-Son Night
St. John's Lutheran Church West Third Ave. & Acoma St.
Children of the church will present a Christmas program December 23 and 24, 7:30 p.m.
A carol and candlelight service will be presented at 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve.
A. Festival Service will be held at 11::00 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Apostolic Faith Church 1000 Kalamath Street An instrumental and Vocal Christmas Program will be presented December 19, 7:00 p.m. No Services on Christmas Day.
First Ave. Presbyterian Church 120 W. First Avenue Choir Candlelight Service, Sunday, December 19, 7:30 p. m. ~ .1 '
Sunday School Christmas Program, Wednesday, December 22, 7:30. p. m.
Christmas Day Worship Service, 9:00 a. m..
St. Joseph's Catholic Church W. Sixth Ave; & Galapago St. Christmas Eve Midnight Mass Christmas Day Services: Massy 6y 7, 8.-30, 10,1-1:30 a.m;
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church 11th and Curtis Streets ,, Christmas Eve Midnight Mass wih blessing of Christ Child at 11:30 p. m.
Services Christmas Day: Mass, 6, 8, 9:15, 11,|}2:.15.
St Peter's Episcopal Church ; 126 W. Second Ave. December 19 H>. Holy Communion 8:00- a.s m., Moming Prayer Service 11:00 a. m.
Sunday School Christmas Program 4:00 p. m. (Christmas Carols and Pageant depicting Christmas in Mexico, France, -Germany, England, and the United. States).
December 24-^-Christmas Eve Holy Communion 11 ;30. p.rii.
: No Services Christmas Day December 26r-rHoly Communion; 8:00, am; and 11:00 am. :
; No. 9:30. a. m Sunday School
First Mennohite Church \ 885 Delaware Street
X December l&GSunddy School children will present Christmas .Prc^arii at 7:00 p.m. 'followed by ,d Candlelight Service.
West Siders Defeat 3.2
On November 18, twenty West Siders attended a hearing before the Manager of Safety on an application for a 3.2 license at, 501 Santa Fe. They brought petitions with many signatures against the application. After an .unsuccessful attempt by Mr. Jultak, the applicant, to have the hearing postponed, he withdrew his request for a license.
On December 8, Christmas tree decorating became the major activity of the Afternoon Fun Club meeting at Auraria Community Center. Games, crafts and fun are the general activities of the Afternoon Fun Club.' The Club is planning a Christmas Party for their moth-
BOND ISSUE URGED
!j Aj, its meetingon December. 6,- th^. Board of Directors. pf; the West Side Improvement. Asspr ciation voted to support a petition campaign to be conducted by the New Elmwood Committee. The New Elmwood Committee will circulate petitions urging the Board of Education to hold a bond election to get funds to build a new Elmwood School. The petitions also state that signers will work for the bond election if funds for a new Elmwood School are included.
ers on December 20 at 1:00 p. m. We hope all the mothers will have a chance to come to the party and really see what the Club activities are. The members of the group are Raul Carrillo, Larry Chavez, Karen Lovato, Ernestine Lueva-noy Roseanne Luevano, Janet
Training Project Xmas Parties
: Under the Title V Project of the Department of Welfare, 120 men and their families will have a program at Baker Junior High School on December 20 at 7:30 p.m. The program is a colorful Christmas holiday celebration in which Sweden, Greece and Mexico will be depicted in folk dances by professional folk dancer Sonny Neuman and his troop. v
Sixty ADC Mothers who are participants the Title V Project are plcmhing a special Christmas program at the First Mennonite Church on December 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
| Lucero, Thbresa Vigil, Bemie-
I Coronado, and Ruby Arvillo.
The 3rd and 4th grade boys group meets each Wednesday afternoon after school at Auraria Community Center. Mem-bers of the group are Henry Chavarria, Raymond Galindo, Larry, Jackson, Robert Maestas, Larry Mares, Alfred .Medrano, Chris Roybal, David Dunworth, Jeffrey Van VelkinburgH, Walter Robmsdhy David Nadeau. The activities of the group include games, swimming, trips around the. city, picnics, crafts, and parties. Each member is given a chance to express ideas as to what he would like to do.
The third and fourth grade boys, club is one club of several that are a part of the elementary age clubs at Amaria Community Center. These club groups meet'for all kinds of activities throughout the school year. Each group had a special part in Auraria's Christmas Family Night on December IQ.
WEST HIGH SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE
"Then shall all the trees of the woods rejoice.''. This well-known Bible scripture describes the West High School's 25th annual Singing Christmas Tree.
Mrs- Willa Girault, a former West High School teacher, with the help oi every department in the school,, made her dream come true by creating a Singing Christmas Tree 25 years ago.
Literally over night, the tree became famous, and news of it traveled around the world. Dur-ing the middle 1940's, former West High School students sent reprints of the Tree that they had clipped from many large daily newspapers, including : the New York Herald Tribune-and the Los Angeles Examines, A picture of the tree blown to natural size was displayed at Rockefeller Center in New York for dhe holidays seqspn; >.
; : Members of-the .West High ; School &nceri-Choir, under tho ...direction of Mr. James Fluckey, foam the :.$mging ^^hristmas Tree. Mr. Everett Blomberg is ,the; tree producer..
Audiences ate' If enchanted by the Singing Christmas Tree along with the changing of blended lights and sounds. First sights of the huge tree are always breathtaking, even to those who have seen it before. Fresh melodious voices of youth and the lilting strains of the old Christmas carols help each member of the audience to capture the true meaning of Christmas love, good will, and new hope. .
Performances this year will be at 7:30 p. m. on December 20 and 21 in the" auditorium at West.
Two Auraria Clubs trimming the Christmas Ttee': Above, The Afternoon' Fun Club; Below, The 3rd and 4th grade boys' group.
December, 1965 ZARAGOZA RENDON
WEST SIDE RECORDER
Sponsored by West Side Improvement Association
Office: 768 Santa Fe Drive Phone 244-3301
Editor: Rachel Guedea Staff Reporters:
Rose Gomez, Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard, Mildred Jordan, Juanita Winterhalder.
Mr.1 John Chavez 1361 Mariposa, broke his left arm when it got caught in a car door.
Mrs. Mary Chavez, 1361 Mariposa is now employed by Denver's War on Poverty as a neighborhood liaison aide. She will be responsible for getting concerns of neighborhood people to the War on Poverty staff.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Martinez of 363 Cherokee Street announce the arrival of a new son, Theodore Gerard, who was bom November 17.
Mrs. Hazel Hassel, longtime West Side resident, passed away November 28. She was 75 years old October 5. Services were on December 1 at the Chapel of the Chimes with Reverend Arnold Blomquist, First Ave. Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was at Crown Hill cemetery.
Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay is now working at Denver General Hospital. .
Mrs. Lena Richard's, 244 West 3rd Avenue, is confined to bed with pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Johnson and family, 249 West 3rd Avenue, will be moving to south Denver soon after Christmas. Mrs. Johnson' was active in St. Joseph's P-TA. Their neighbors will miss them.
Mrs. Juariita Casias,. 215 Delaware, was called to Santa Fe, New Mexico, because of the death of her father.
Larry Romero, 238 Cherokee, a student at Trinidad Junior College, is hope for Christmas holidays.
Mr. Alfonzo Martinez of 1378 Mariposa Street reports that his Wife Zarida jis very ill in the Park Aye. Hospital. She has suffered a serious heart attack.
USE CHRISTMAS SEALS
FIGHT TUBERCULOSIS and other
The Sixth Avenue viaduct is now open to two-way traffic. West Siders, are now wondering what will happen to traffic on this side of- the. bridge.
Mrs. Kay LeClerc of 618 Santa Fe Drive was very happy last week -when she received a Christmas letter and photograph of her grandson serving in Viet. Nam. The grandson, Gary Hall, reports the weather at this time ol year very nice, 85 to: 90 degrees with lots of sun, and the rainy season about over. When; not in Viet Nam, "home''' is serving aboard the USS Neches with the U. S. Navy.
Mrs. May Day, having returned- from a five weeks-' trip through Utah, was home for three days when, she was called, back to 'Utah because of the sudden death of her brothertn-law Luke Day. Mrs. Day returned to Denver on November 18th.
Mrs. May Day Was entertained at "the home of Mr. and Mrs. Artrur.K. Serumgard, 1247 Lipan Street, Sunday, November 28th.
Mrs. May 'Day was enter tained at a lovely welcome home dinner at the 'Pancake House by a group of hex friends.
Mr. Ben Jbrris and family of Los Angeles were visiting Mr. and -Mrs. Ray Farris ol 1439 Lipan Street. They had a Christmas family reunion, Sunday, December 5th.
The Ernest Conway family of 1430 Lipan Street have all been home with the flu. However they are now reported feeling better.
Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Vial-pando from San Luis Valley are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Quintana of 1442 Lipan.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Kensler of Colorado Springs,' Mr. and, Mrs. Charles Olson of 148 W. 4th Ave., and Mr. and Mrs.: Bill Osborne of 4328- Vrain were dinner guests at the Henry Schonborg home, 1248 Lipan Street
Mr. and Mrs: Henry Schonborg of 1248 Lipan Street spent Thanksgiving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schmurr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Glynn, of. 1253 Kalamath Street had Thanksgiving dinner with their daughter Betty Daily, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M Churchill of 1209 Lipan Street had Thanksgiving dinner with their son, Arthur Stark, of Fort Collins, Colorado
Mr. Allen Larsen from Grand Canyoh, Arizona, came to visit, his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Schonborg of 1248 Lipan. He has just finished his Boot Training in San Diego, California, and is on his way to join bis ship, the USS Wasp, in I Boston.
Reverend David Minton of St. Peter'js Episcopal Church has been a patient at Mercy Hospital.
Mr. ""and Mrs. Albert Roybal of 950 West 5th Avenue spent the Thanksgiving ,holiday with relatives in Albuquerque, New Mexico-1
Ernest Gomez of 346. Gala pago Street, who is a Job Corps member, has been assigned to the* fire-fighting / crew at the Cottonwood, Idaho center.
Joe Blanscet, 1046 West 5th Avenue, has been released frorii Denver General Hospital. He was one of xthose, active in collecting signatures to oppose the issuing of a license for a 3.2 bar.
Rev. Marcus Bishop of the First Mennonite Church has been wearing a cast 'on his right arm. He broke his elbow when he took a tumble on the ice during our first November cold sppll.
Mike Archuleta, 1026 Inca, was one of 37 persons to share $250 in a Rocky Mountain News ; contest to guess the results 'oh the football games. His share was $6.76-
John Archuleta, 703 Delaware, recently appeared on the' Paco Sanchez Show on Channel 2.
Home on a holiday leave for the Christmas holidays is Marine Private Joseph H. Garcia, .son of Mr. and* Mrs- Henry F. Garcia, 1263 Santa Fe Drive. *He recently graduated from four weeks I/T.R- training at. Camp Pendleton, California. After his leave he. is returning to Camp Pendleton to meet the January replacement draft to. Okinawa and from there will go to Viet Nam. He will spend' 13 months overseas.
Charline Francis of 1259 Kalamath Street, held her Thanksgiving dinner with her' brother Jerry Francis and. family in Aurora, Colorado.
Mr. Walter Tipton of 1267 Kalamath Stjreet had his Thanksgiving dinner with His son, Wally, and wife of 832 Kalamath Street.
. Mr. I and Mrs. Arthur Serumgard herd the fallowing guests' for Thanksgiving dinner: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Recek ana daughter Gloria, Mr. and Mrs. John Ancker, and Mrs. Bertha Petter.
Mr and Mrs. Fritz Thahnan of Berrien Oenter,r Micmgan were the Thanksgiving gudsts of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner, 359 Fox Street. Mr. Thalman is the brother^ of Mrs. Wagner.
Just a reminder about your yearly chest x-ray. The Mobile Unit will loe at the Denver Post, 650 14th Street, on December 22, .1:00 p. m. to 8:00 p.m.; December 23, 1:00 p- m. to 8:00 p. m.; December 24, 9:00 a. m. to ndon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Martinez of Fort Collins have announced the engagement of their daughter Frances to ,Ray-/ mond M. Guitienez. Miss Martinez, the office secretary at Auraria Community Center, resides at 845 Inca St. Her fiance is a Specialist Fifth Class Sp/5) at Fort Carson.
NEW ARRIVAL Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. De Hart of 674 Santa Fe Drive announce the birth of a son, Charles Sean, bom on Novem-ber 29th at Porter's Hospital. The baby weighed 8 lbs. 9 ozs. at birthV The DeHarts have three other children, Debra Ann age 7 years; Mike, 13, a student at Rctker, and Jamey, who is 4 years. The DeHarts, Chuck and Doris, own and operate Chuck's Drive-In Market at the comer of 7th and Santa Fe.
SAMUEL QUINTANA RECEIVES HONOR
While Samuel Joseph Quintana of 903 Lipan Street was vacationing in Caliomig- this summer, he received special honor for 'a drawing he submitted in a contest. He was a third place winner and received a certificate from the San Francisco Chronicle and a Key to the San Francisco zoo. His drawing was a panther.
Samuel, the son of Mrs. Nor-qeh Quintana, is twelve years of age and is. a student at Baker Junior High School.
Four fat turkeys were'given to individual boys for Thanksgiving, three at the Santa Fe Club and one at the West, Slide Extension.
The Boys' Club of Santa Fe, New Mexico, brought 55, basketball players to Denver and we had an eight team tourney with the four Denver jpams being rpade up of Boys' Club members horn' both the West Side Extension and the Santa Fe ch#>j?.
Mr. Dave Gouxdin oi thÂ£ South Denver Optimist? has been enthusiastic in" stgrtijag q Junidr .Optimists Club tor vboys in juftior high school. T|he club will be. kept few in number with many advantages and opportunities for the mpni-ikjers. Mr. Allan H. Tully is another interested party who is helping with the Junior Optimists1.
Saturday, December 11, 100 boys from the club enjoyed themselves at the Mayor's Christmas Party at the City Auditorium Arena.
The East Denver Kiwanis Club again sponsored a Christmas Party Wednesday, Decern-
Julie Zaragoza, formerly of 1260 West 10th Avenue, was married to Frank Rendon on Saturday, December 4, in a double ring ceremony perform ed by Rev. Eutimio Duran 'at El Salvador baptist Church, 3925 Shoshone Street. The bride's sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Garcia,; "Were attendants for the bridal couple.
She was given a surprise shower on November 18 at the home of Mrs., Annabelle Pineda,- 2951 Arapahoe St. Twenty women were/- present,f with friends and relatives attending 'from as far away as Longmont and Lafayette.
The Renddns will'make their home in North Denver.
St. Joseph's P-T A
Preparations are nearly complete on the annual Christmas Party to be given by the grade school P-TA on December. 22, 1965. After a visit -from Santa. Claus with his sack of candy and goodies, the children will Sing many of the traditional Christmas carols and be erir tertained with a movie show.
A Telephone Committee is being formed so that the ladies who volunteer for the school Lunch Program will be kept informed of their days to help and any further developments regarding the program. Mrs. Carolyn Sanchez, 821 Galapa-go, will be the chairman and may be"' reached at 623-2625. Plans, are already going ahead for the P-TA Spring Carnival in April, which, it is hoped, will raise enough money, to pay off the debt on the kitchen equipment.
The next grade school P-TA meeting is slated for 'Hiursday. January 6th( and there will be another Pdper Drive during February.
bÂ£rffi5 at 7:00 p. m. at thS: club. There were food, drinks ; and gifts for every boy, a magician performed and a bike-was given away.
The boys here at the Santa. Fe club have really been keeping the counter boys on their toes. Since the last issue oi. the West Side Recorder there, have He
The boys compete against eachother to win this honor. Tournaments are held every week, and 1 Hope in the near future there will be more boys participating in these tournaments.
In the near future a doubleeight ball tournament will be started. Also there has been a new game introduced to the big table players called Cut Throat.
St. Joseph's High
St. Joseph High dramatists captured second place at o drama-speech festival in Colorado Springs on December 4th. "Teddy," a short story by J. D. Salinger, was adapted by players ^im and Pat Lee, Ron Maestas, Victor Ortega, La retta Rael and Susan Apoda-ca. . ' *
Colorado College, the host school, welcomed 350 particir pants from thirty Colorado schools.
Youth Activity : Recreation
School for Retarded
The Denver Board for the Mentally Retarded and Seriously Handicapped is running two classes for twenty four children at the Mennonite Church, 430 W. 9th Ave. In each class there is a teachei and also a teacher's aide, fur-, nished by the Neighborhood Youth Corps.
The children in these class-. es are not eligible for the Public Schools. In their class es the children have arts ana crafts work and also do academic work to the limits oi their capabilities. In addition to other actiivies they swim and bowl once a week.
The space for the classes is contributed to the children by the Mennonite Church without charge. At the beginning ol the year the children were transported to school by the Parochial Bus Service, and classes had to be held at later hours so the bus could transport them to school and home after it took Parochial School children. Through the, efforts of the South East Denver J.C.s a bus was donated, and class- es are now held at regular school hours.
On Tuesday, December 7, the children attended a Christmas party at Colorado Women's College, given by the girls of the college in cooperation with the Denver Association foi Retarded Children. On December 18 another Christmas party will be given by the Neighbors of Woodcraft.
A party for the entire faculty ; was! fcdanmed by $he office ii staff. It was held on Thurs- day, December 16, at 8:00 a.m.
Almost three years ago, three mobile classrooms were placed on the Greenlee School grounds. They served well the purpose for which they had been placed there, namely, to relieve an overcrowded school. They were no lorigei needed for this purpose arid were recently moved to anoth-I; er part of town to fulfill a sim-.1 liar function.
The .Board of Managers oi t; the Parent Teachers Association t f j held is annual Christmas par-I ty on December 15. Those attending met for lunch at the school, exchanged gifts, and | enjoyed visiting with each other socially, .
Elmwood held its annual Christmas Party on Decembei 15 at 1:30 p.m. in Room jR Everyone was asked to bring some homemade goodies and also to bring the recipe used to make them. These recipes were sold for a dirrie each. Themoney raised went to the P-TA funds.
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Pupils of the upper grade music classes will present a program reflecting the Christmas spirit in three separate assemblies. These will occui on Monday, December 20, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Joyce Davis is directing the program. Assisting her with the dances are Miss Margaret Casey and Mr. Benny Nuanes, and with the instrumental parts, Mr. Thomas Gatschet. The accompanist will be Mr. Gerald Elliott.
A Christmas tree, decorated by the-pupils with ornaments made by them, will be on display in the school lobby.
In Mrs. White's fifth grade we are writing noems. Here are a few of them:
Christmas Day by Susan Botello Christmas is very nice.
With all its wonderful lights. Nuts, candies, fruits, and spice Makes the day a delight.
by Christina Delgado
December, last month of the year.
Brings happiness and cheer, Poinsettas, mistletoe, and holly Help to make all people glad x and jolly.
We're all busy with preparations
For presents, goodies, and celebrations
But busy as we are we pause To write a letter to Santa Claus.
by Paula Martinez When winter comes I am sad
But when summer comes I am glad Summer is fun.
Do you know why?
Because when it comes Well play under sun.
Night and the Moon by Michael Duran I am snuggled tight All through the night Everywhere in sight Shines the moon so bright
If you look with all your might You can see the earth so bright. All through the night You can see the moon so bright
By Daniel Gregory Snow is cold and white,
It glistens like a star.
It makes the whole night bright, No matter where you are.
You can make a snowman Or lots of little balls,
You can have fun sliding It sure is fun a gliding Off across the.snoWi
Our Visit to the Schleier Gallery
By Cindy Eusheff, grade 5
The fifth grades of Mrs. White and Mr. Brooks visited Schleier Art Gallery. In front are two huge totem poles. On these poles are carved the i story of the people of a cer-v! tain tribe.
We went in the Gallery first. Mr. Brooks' room had to wail a little bit longer. We went in one big room, we saw a big teepee in which the Plains Indians lived.
The Plains Indians were de pendent Upon the buffalo ioi their living. They were a nomadic people and lived in teepees made of buffalo skins.
Plains Indian boys were taught to hunt, fight, and play games. The girls were taught to do bead work and to treat buffalo hides. |
These Indians smoked the peace pipe and did the. Sun Dance.
Then, we went on the other side of the room and saw the Northeast Indians. They had beautiful blankets to wear and they did beautiful bead work. They lived in huge wooden houses with great carvings river the front called House Boards. They belonged to certain animal tribes such as the Bear tribe or the Wolfe tribe.
These Indians gave parties called Potlaches. They gave expensive gifts to their guests. In a few months the guests were supposed to give another Potlache and return each gift by doubling it. One of the most important men of these Indians was the Shamas oi the medicine man.
We went in another room which had the Indians musical instruments. They were very interesting instruments. Then, we went in a room which had the Indian baby carries which the mothers strapped on their backs to car. ry their babies.
Then, we_ went in a little room which the Indians had their head dresses. One had two heads carved in one, and some had real hair. Then, the last room we went to was a room with men doing a sun dance and we saw a purse which had eagle claws on it
Then, Mrs. Peterson let us look in the cases." Some ci us went in one room and saw some veiy nice carvings. We thanked Mrs. Peterson for being our guide. '
Baker Junior High
The Student Council is working on plans for Christmas. A dress-up day and social are planned for Friday, December 17. A party for Student Council representatives arid alternates will be held Wednesday, December 22. A large Christmas tree- for the main hall will be decorated. Christmas cards will be made for the faculty.
December 6 through 10 Was designa.~_ as Ciean-up VVeex oy the ii Council. Rosa-
bel Gomez -w at- miairindn ol the v committee uud Cheryl Dyes, secretary. Guier members were Carl Johnson, Eddie Bustos, Maxine ramila, Judy Gallegos, Jimmy Gonzcias and Joe Thompson. Susie Spotless was used as the theme io encourage Baker students to be good "backbenders*"
The drama club at Baker Junior High will present o comical, mystery called "The Christmas Oboe" at the Christmas program December 21, 1965.
The students participating in the play areAllen Garcia Dale Chavez, Rosie Sanchez, Anthony Hernandez, Glenn Marshment, Kathy Rodriguez, Buz Perez and Eddie1 Salas. The student director is Bobby Gonzales.
Baker Junior High P-TA held its annual Christmas Pot Luck Lunch onr December 9 at l 'p. m. Everyone attending enjoyed a good time, and the usual Chrismas tradition of gift exchange was carried out.
As a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wish to the faculty of Baker Junior High, the P-T.-A. held the annual Desserts for Teachers on December 16, from 11:30 a. m-to 2 p.m.
Children in the 4th, 5th and v6th grades presented a Christmas program of songs and poems on December 16, for their parents. Those who attended also had an opportun ity to see the Christmas tree in the hall. The tree, which was donated by the P-TA, was decorated by the students of Fairmont. .
Father-Son Night will be held at Fairmont on January 21 m 7:30 p. m. A movie, indoor sports in the gyni, and games are on the agenda for this event.
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School will be dismissed at 3:30 p. m. on December 22 for Christmas vacation. Students are to return ot classes Monday, January 3, 1966.
Mrs. Wilson, principal oi Fairmont, has offered to donate | the Fairmont Christmas tree tc I any church' group or organizer- : tion.in the area that has need for "one. The tree will be available on December 22, but arrangements must be made to pick it up with Mrs. Wilson.
St. Elizabeth School
The Dark Forest
By Mary Ann King, 6th grade*
Once upon a time there lived ina. -wXu'tc forest three little fairies. Now the forest, was so extreme dark that the little people in the village thought that a monster lived there arid if they would go near ths? forest they would be devoured!' One time there were two men who wanted to marry the king's daughter. Their' names were O Pola and. Nola. The king's daughter wanted to marry O Pola but the king said "Who ever goes through rthe dark: forest and comes out alive will marry my daughter Nooka.'r
So in the morning the two-started out for the forest. By the time the two arrived it was night. Now O Pola just could not sleep so he lay awake but Nola was fast asleep.
While O Pola was~ thinking he saw a fairy stuck in a bush-crying for help. Silently O Polcu got up to help the fairy. Ai-r ter O Pola rescued the fairyi-the fairy asked what he wanted in return for his kindness. O* Pola began to think. Finally-he said, "Just help me- get out of this dark forest safely.* So the fairy said "Very well" and departed. Now O Pola could, sleep. /
In the morning Nola went east and O Pola went south. After O Pola had "traveled on-a way, he came to a brook in. whicn he found another fairy; almost drowning. Immediately O Pola rescued the fairy. Again the fairy asked, what he wanted in return. Again O Pola said, "Just guide me through this forest safely." So the fairy said "Very well" and departed.
On and on he went and me.f a fairy stuck in mud. Again he rescued him. Again the fairy asked what he wanted ir return. O Pola said again. "Just relp me go safely through, this forest.
On and on O Pola wentL Finally he came to the en i-where the king and his daugh- -ter stood. She saw Q> Pola: and ran to meet him. They go! married and lived happily ever after. What happened to> Nola was not known.
Byers Book Review
Byers Neighborhood Library W. 7th Ave. and Santa Fe Drive*
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri,. 2-5:30) p.m.; Sat., 10 a. m, -12 noon.* and 1-5:30 p.m. Closed Wednesdays
DOCTORS OF THE AMER-i ICAN FRONTIER, by Richard Dunlop.
Not only were the doctors of the old frontier a rough and tumble lotso were their patients. They had to be! This factual account takes you back to the days of the wild west as 'seen from a little different anglenot looking down a gun barrel but following, the .knife as it digs out -the gun shot.
INNER CITY PARISH
The Denver Inner City Protestant Parish will celebrate Christmas with. a host of special activities. There will be parties for the various children's groups, some at the Parish Church, others at churches throughout Denver. Highlight, of the festivities will be the Christmas pageant, at the Parish Church, West 9th Avenue at Galapago, on Sunday, December 19th at 8 p. m. Featured this year will be the children's choirs, in a number of old and new Christmas carols. The choirs will be wearing their new choir robes.
On Tuesday, December 21, a Turkey Dinner will be served at the Parish by members of the South Broadway Christian Church. This will be a time of fun and feasting for our friends. All of our neighbors are welcome to join uS for dinner.
The deeper spiritual significance of Christmas will be celebrated in an 11 p.m. Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24th. Special music arid the -reading of the Christmas Story will be features ol tbis service.
The last hours of the old year will be spent in a New Year's Eve party on Friday December 31st. The party will begin at 8 p. m. At 11:30 p. m. a Special Prayer Service will wefcome in the New Year.
The observance of Christmas will end on Thursday, January 6th, with a Three Kings Day celebration, marking the arrival of tlie Wise Men at the Bethlehem manger. Festivities will /begin at 7:30 p. m. and will include traditional breaking of the Pinata and special recognition of people who have played an important part in the growth of the Denver Inner City Protestant Parish.
The All Church Fellowship oi tne Wesley Church met at i.*e church for a pot luck supper. they were entertained after the supper by the show- iiig of some of the slides taken
01 tne archaeological excavations in the Holy Lands. They liad been taken by Rev. James iJmith and the talk and pic-lures made a very interesting evening. This was shown on ITovember 28. ,
The W.S.C.S. of the Wesley
2 lethodist Church held a 23morsgasbord dinner on De-camb^r 11 crt the church. There ri 'as good, food and it was -Well attended.
ItOUSE OF FELLOWSHIP
To those within the reach of this paper, we of the House of Fellowship/ wish. to express;, our thanks jdr^Jhe kindness and interest- you have shown. We would like to take advantage of this chance to invite new friends to help in building this work.
Sunday School 9:45, Worship 11 a.m. Young people's meeting 7 p. m., Adult Service following, Thursday evening service 7:30.
J. B. Knifton
1039 West 14th Avenue I
There's a lot of fun in Christmas toys and decorations, but there can be danger, too, says Dr. John R. Connell, director of Denver General's pediatric service and of the Poison Control Center.
"Toys for small children should be sturdy," says Dr. Connell. "Thin plastic toys can break, and the child can choke on the sharp pieces. The eyes of some stuffed animals are just stuck into the toy with sharp hooks. When the eye works loose, the child can cut himself with the hook. A good rule is: never give a small child a toy with sharp edges."
: Children may swallow small parts of toys, the stuffing in animals and dolls, crayons, and such Christmas decorations as angel' hair, icicles, snow spray and the berries of holly and mistletoe, all of which are harmful. The bubbling Christmas tree lights contain a poison, dangerous if the small child breaks the light and puts the bubbling fluid in his mouth.
Shooting toys are the biggest cause of accidents. Only children old enough to understand safety rules should have shooting toys, and parents should make sure the child understands sensible rules about using them.
Even flashlight batteries can cause trouble: if one of a series is put in backwards, it could explode.
It is easy to see that gasoline models, rockets and chemistry sets should1 be given only to children who will use them \ wisely. Certain colors of oil paints contain poisons and should never be put in the mouth. Breathing the fumes of glue, used to put models together, is also harmful.
"Dancing moth balls" arid fire salts used to make a fire colorful are.poisonous, arid parents should make .sure that children do riot eat them. l Tree lights should be carefully checked to make, sure that they will not. short out, and only weatherproof lights should be used. outdoors,, ^ .. i /
Tf there shouldbe an accident, quick help is available 24 hours a day from the Poison Control. Center. Just call Denver General; a Hospital, at 244-6969, and ask for Poison Control.
G. L FORUM MEETING The Mile High Chapter of the GI Forum had a supper Saturday night December 4th at 9th and Galapago. Mr. Martinez reported that they did very well indeed and the profits have been set aside for scholarships.
St. Joseph's Grad Basks in Australia While West Side Freezes
During teachers convention on October 29th, the Webelows and Girl Scouts went on an allday tour. ; Starting at ;.the mint they found; out. about U.S. coins and how, they are made. From there they visited Meadow Gold Dairy and enjoyed ice cream bars: Pepsi-Cola was next with a bottle of Pepsi and rulers for all. Cudahy's was enjoyed by all except when some- of the girls viewed the killing of hogs., Wonder Bread was also a treat, watching all the good things to .eat and wishing you could sample all of them. Everyone had' a Twinky and milk at the end. Next was McDonald's Hamburgers where they learned how the hamburgers were made. Everyone received a hamburger, milk shake and French fries. A nice ride to Brighton was next to see how sugar is made at the Great'. Western Sugar Company. Everyone received a sugar beet and some sugar to take home. The tOui ended after the children had a chance to play at Brighton City Park. Mrs. B. Cothran and Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Mena were the leaders.
Troop 200 staged their Halloween party October 25th. The following boy leaders, Ricky Mena, Ronald Villafuerta, Ronald Cothran, Bobby Gonzales, Allen Prices and Steve Price, were in charge of the affair.
Pack 200 had a real good Pack Meeting in October. The Fire Prevention Bureau came out and showed the boys and theri families slides and movies on what fires have done and can.do.* .Nineteen new boys and their families joined the pack this night. All ended well with donuts and punch served by Mrs. L. Morris and Mr. Art Price.
October, 28th the Boy Scouts went on a tour to Seal Test Dairy with ice cream bars afterwards. Next were the Rio Grande Railroad yards where they viewed the modem way to work on trains. Duffy's Drinks was next with free pop and pens as gifts of the tour. Cudahy's was quite a treat with newly made hot dogs.
The Great Western Sugar Company and Brighton City Park were the last places on the tour. Mrs. B. Cothran and Mr. Mena were the leaders.
A former West Sider, Dave Hemon, awoke one morning recently with kangaroos looking over the tailboard of his mountain; truck- No, it didn't happen in the Rockies. It was in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, about 50 miles from the coast, where he is a working partner in a construction business, operating from a mobile camp.
David Christopher Hemon graduated from St. Joseph's High School last June. By saving money he earned at a variety of jobs in Denver, he was able to accept the offer to join an Australian firm headed by one of his cousins. He left Stapleton Airfield at noon on October 6 and arrived in Sydney, Australia at 7 a. m. the next dayhaving crossed the Interr national Date Line. First to greet him at his relatives' home on the Worora River was his dog Spot, part blue-cattle breed, who recognized him as he came down off the ridge to the waterside home he had helped to build when he was still a grade-schooler.
There are almost^!3,000,000 people, in Australia, a land as big as the continental United States. Around the coasts, where most of the cities are, there is a tremendous building boom in progress. The climate varies from tropical rain forests in the North to a New England style climate in the southern island/ state of Tasmania, where the be sit apples are grown. A ski- area is centered on Mt. Kosciusko \in the Snowy Mountains, a continuation of the coastal range on the East. None of the peaks rise more than some 12 thousand feet. (Dave writes that the most beautiful sight seen on his
THE SMILES AND LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN By Robert Carlyle Recek At Christmas time you can hear the laughter of children and see upon the faces of theii proud parents understanding smiles. Christmas is a time of rejoicing and in our children we find the blessings of Jesus. Everyone is preparing for that day, that grand and glorious day when we observe the birth of Christ. This is the time of year when we observe the birth of Christy .This is the time of year, when each one
- of us is morepolit^ teous f6 tKeJiXrifcnown stranger/ whom we may meet somewhere ; along -the/ way. At i Christmas 2 time; .you can hear the; laughterof children and: Hfye stin shinies; ever so brightly:
; even though the sky may., be gray. And if there be a chill ini the air we do not feel it for these are the days before Christmas and., the mornings-and the nights are all grand and glorious. The laughter of children, Christ's children, awakens a still mom and Christ is bom. Peace on earth, good will toward men.
journey was the wide sweep of the Rockies at sunset).
Industry, and transportcrtioii and the way, of life in Australia are very like Colorado and the United States in general. Everyone speaks English, even the two milion or so immigrants who have come there since World War II to help Australia build new plants, new homes and cities. It's like a booming Wild West of a century ago, but not even our early settlers had kangaroos shqring their pork and beans at breakfast, he says.
The area where Dave is working occasionally has a temperature just below freezing, and show is front page news in the Sydney papers when it happens. Even a couple of inches of the white stuff has dll the children out playing, snowballing and building snowmen. Australia has the lowest rainfall of all continents. It is too far from the equator to get the best advantage from tropical rains, and too close to it to get the benefit of, temperate zone rainfall. There is no carpet of snow .and ice to seal off the soil from evaporation during the winter. In the cities the water supply is sometimes curtailed because of drought. Rain falls plentifully, at times, on the coasts, but not all of it can be stored in the present dams.
But the cities do not face the problems of the "Outback." Eyen two hundred miles inland from the sea, the land is flat, and sunbrowned, and drought is a calamity. Sometimes three whole acres of land have only enough vegetation to sustain one sheep. More than one million sheep have died in the summer drought this year in New South Wales alone, although October brought six inches of rainfall along the East coast.
In other states of the Commonwealth, the same results are experienced when the drought sets in. But irrigation areas, such, as those on the Murrumbidgee River, usually manage to ^get good crops of vegetables to offset the loss in beef and lamb production. Cattle in the pasturelands are fed supplementary diets when the grass is scarce, and milk production keeps pace with the need of the population's large proportion of children. ; The' ; catching and storing of water ''-isi .being .tackled. By the Commonwealth government, arid if the water problem Cdri Be licked, this vast arid proihdsirig /land can sUsfain a: Tar^evpdp-.ulation, in reasonable coirifdrf;" Australia truly presents; a great challeiige to young builders. .
In last month's Recorder, there was a mistake in the story about rabies. The story talked about vaccination of dogs "for rabies or lockjaw" and that was wrong. It should have said "rabies, also as known as hydrophobia." Hydrophobia is an old-fashioned word any way' so let's just call it rabies from now on!
The Girl -Scouts of Troop.,652 went /camping at g;, private cabm;.:.pear; Copif^r on Novem^ ber (5,.6,, and; 7., / They, hiked, cooked, sang, lots of songB, played games', went to church in: Evergreen, learned new camping skills and in general ht^ddpts df fun. The= girls who earned. Troop Camper badges wqre Pauline- Quintana,,.. Eva Abeyta, Lonnie. Garcia, Denise Barron, Melody Dabrowski, Vera Lee Schelling, Debbie Hewlinge, and Karen Lehn. Those who earned part of their Foot Traveler badge were Mattie Ochs,. Margie Tafoya and Dianne Mena. Mrs. Hew-lings and Mrs. Mena, co-leaders of the troop, and Mrs. Lehn, first aider, also had a lot of fun.
The girls made turkeys out of pine cones they gathered at camp for party favors which were used in a home for the aged on Thanksgiving.