WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 2, Number 8
EVERY WEEK Monday
Study Hall for Junior High Age^7:00-8:30 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
Homemaking Class at 1029 Navajo St., 1:30-3:00 p. m. Baby sitting provided. Sewing Classes for Adults First Avenue Presbyterian Church
9:00 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
Adult Education Tutorial Program
St. Elizabeth's School 7:30 9:30 p.m.
Adult Night Fairmont Rec recation Center Reading Improvement Group, 1029 Navajo, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Baby sitting provided.
January 21Fairmont Father-Son Night
January 21Auraria Community Center Family Night January 23 WSIA General Meeting on Medicare, Innei City Protestant Parish, W. 9th and Galapago, 2:30 p.m. February 2-3 Rummage Sale sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church
February 4-6 St. Joseph's I Grade School P-TA Paper Drive
February 9 Rummage Sale sponsored by Greenlee P-TA, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m, at the | school
February 9 Fairmont P-TA Luncheon
February 13 St. Elizabeth's P-TA Bake Sale 8 a. m. to noon
February 18 Auraria Community Center Family Night and Talent Show
Tne jjenver unice oi the Coioraao Department oi Employment reportea today that mere are sail some immediate openings tor women, 16 years oi age or older, interested in free training for household jobs under the Household Employment Program (HEP).
Adams pointed out that the Denver office has 115 openings at present .for- home service specialist, household cleaning specialist, and children's companion. He said 775 job orders have gone unfilled during the past five months because qualified workers wers not available or wages* and working conditions offered by prospective employers' were unacceptable to workers.
"Many trained household workers today do not want to live on the employer's premises because workers have their own family obligations. And in view of the higher cost of living and other major social changes, Competent household workers want reasonable pay and hours as well as some fringe benefits in order to make such work a career," Adams explained.
. There, are still immediate openings, however, for a few Homemakers, Mothers' Helpers and Ironers. Persons interested will be trained and upon completion of training, efforts will be made to; find job openings for them, Adams said. Eligible trainees will receive allowances from the government while in training.
Interested persons should apply at the Colorado Department of Employment, 14 East 14th Avenue or call 292-6464.
MAP (Motivation Against Poverty) gave 64 baskets to needy people at Christmas. Contributions came from MAP and other interested citizens. Anna Marie Sandoval was chairman of the committee responsible.
Medicare Subject of Next WSIA General Meeting
Improvements Planned At Byers Library
The Denver Public Library Commission has requested and Denver City Council has approved a capital improvement appropriation of $18,000 to be used in modernization of the Byers Neighborhood Library at W. Seventh Ave. and Santa Fe Drive.
Originally opened in June, 1918 as the fifth extension agency of the Denver Public Library system, Byers has been in need of repair and improvements for some years.
Current plans call for the work project to be initiated dur-
ing the summer months of 1966.
The major aspect of the modernization program would be waterproofing of the basement walls, involving excavation around the entire exterior of the building.
Also included would be replacement of front doors, installation of railing on outside steps, new sidewalk and new gutters;, installation of tile on main floor and major portion oi the basement, plus covering ci basement stairs; replacement of main floor and basement lighting as well as modernization of electrical service; replacement of rest room fixtuies iand improvement of plumbing; and complete interior and exterior painting.
Replacement of antiquated equipment also is included in the project.
Calorie Counters Queen
Mrs. Barbara Anderson of 10 Lipan Street was crowned Queen for 1966 of the Calorie Counters Club.
Mrs. Anderson, mother of seven children, four at Fairmont School, joined the Calorie Counters in June, 1965 and in seven months lost 59 lbs. As loser of the most weight during the year she was chosen queen at a smorgasbord dinner at the Little Banquet on Sat-| urday, January 15.
Mrs. Anderson received a organizations, and those admit-bouquet of roses and a tiara. ted temporarily as agricultural
Ladies interested in joining I laborers, are required to do the Calorie Counters Club may ^is. Forms on which to males call Mrs. Anderson at 255-0788. the rePrt are ^available at any
Post Office or Immigration and Naturalization Service Office. Parents or guardians of aliens under 14 years are to submit | rep&rts for them. All infomation given on the reports is confidential.
REMINDER TO ALL NON CITIZENS
Don't forget that aliens living in tne United States must report tneir addresses to the Attorney General during January of each year. All aliens except accredited diplomats, persons accredited to certain international
The Medicare Program will be the main topic of discussion at the next general meeting of the West Side Improvement Association. Martha A. McSteen, Regional Representative oi the U. S. Bureau of Health Insurance, and Paul Wooden, Field Representative, Social Security District Office, will speak and answer questions. The meeting will be at the Inner City Protestant Par-' ish, Wes*t 9th Ave. and Galapago, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, January 23, 1966. Anyone
wanting a ride to the meeting may call the West Side Improvement Association, at 244-3301, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Sunday, January 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. This meeting is an excellent chance to learn about how the Medicare Program can be of benefit to you or to older people in the family. People will be able to sign up for additional medical benefits under Medicare at the meeting. Those wanting to sign up should bring social security card and proof of age.
Medicare was passed in the last session of Congress and provides health insurance protection for all Americans 6S and over. The insurance program is in two parts, one covering eveiyone and one giving additional benefits. The hospital insurance part of the program covers everyone and is paid for by deductions from pay-checks and by employer payroll taxes. Self-employed persons' also pay into the program.
In addition to hospital benefits, people may also sign up for medical coverage outside the hospital. People 65 before I January 1, 1966 must sign up before March 31 to take part Those 65 on or after January 1, 1966, should sign up in the 3 month period before their 65th birthday in order to get coverage at earliest possible date. People may sign up at the Social Security Office at 1950 Stout Street. Those receiving Old Age Pension should ask their caseworkers about the program.
New Street Lights Result Of Local Interest
A new street light has been installed on Inca between West 4th Avenue and West 5th Avenue. The Gummas took a petition around to get it. Mr. William Lovato also circulated a petition in the 700 block on Elati, where there is now a new mid-block light. Street light petitions are available at the West Side Improvement Association office.
Mayor Currigan sits, watching Greenlee Christmas program. Seated in front of him is Raphalita Herrera. Karen Ruiz is next to her. Both are second grade Greenlee girls. Photo by Mike Ryan.
1 Mayor- (Jurrigan,is telling pupils at Greenlee Christmas program they should be proud to l./c in Denver's West Side. Photo by Mike Ryan.
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. and Mrs. Roy Maberry, 308 Inca, spent Christmas week with their daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren.. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Speck, El Paso, Texas. They met for the first time Mr. Samuel Flood, new grand son-in-law. A good time was had by all.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Maberry, 308 Inca, and Mr. and Mrs. Marshall White and children spent New Year's Day wjth Mrs. Maberry's sister and other members of the family. The reunion was in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bowell, Penn Valley, Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall White and Marsha and Mike, 230 Cherokee, have enjoyed having their grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Henry Bernard, Sr., for the holidays. Mrs. Bernard resides in; Penn Valley.
Mrs. Helen C. Burke was delighted Sunday, when she was surprised at a party given by her sister-in-law Mrs. Fem Burke. They celebrated her sixtieth birthday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Heald enjoyed Christmas dinner at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Titas. Other dinner guests were Mr. and Mrs. John Charles and children and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Polaro and children.
Mrs. Lena Richards has returned home from the hospital, but is still confined to her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Pacheco of 1253 Lipan, have been ill with the flu the past few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Kinslir ct Colorado Springs, the brother and sister-in-law of Mrs. Hemy Schonborg of 1248 Lipan Street, spent Sunday, January 26th visiting Mrs. Schonborg.
A baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carrill on December 14. The Carrills live at 1034 West 5th Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Marshall of Taos, New Mexico were the guests of Mrs. Hazel Phibbs, 845 Inca, during the Christmas holidays. Mr. Marshall is Mrs. Phibbs' nephew.
Fred Ch -"rez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rr~ ^nd Chavez, 706 West 4th /r^nue, was home to spend the Fridays'with his family. Fe returned to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he attends school, January 2. 1
Esther Recek, of 132 Galg-pago Street, now owns the1 Shaw Beauty Shop at 410 Empire Building.. She extends an invitation to all her friends and acquaintances to visit her new shop.
Marie Elizabeth Quintana was home for the holiday from the Job Corps in Los Angeles, California. She was home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Quintana of 1223 Lipan Street. On Christmas evening, she was in a car accident and suffered a broken ankle and wrist. She returned to Los Angeles on January 11. Her girl friend Virginia Perry of 1335 Lipan Street accompanied her to Los Angeles. Elizabeth says she enjoys the Job Corps very much.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Churchill of 1209 Lipan Street spent Christmas with Mrs. Churchill's son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stark of Castle Rock. Colorado.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. John Alvarado of 1314 Kalamath for their wonderful Christmas display. All the neighbors appreciated it very much.
Mrs. Stella Alstatt and her mother, Mrs. Minnie Mercer, oi 1229 Lipan Street spent Christmas Day and Sunday with Holland Alstatt and family in South Denver.
Mike Alvarez, son of Mrs. Beatrice Garcia and grandson of Mrs. Matilda Trujillo oi 1325 West 13th Avenue was
Mr. Henry Crespin of 1105 West l3th Avenue is home after a two weeks vacation visiting his .relatives in California.
Ben Coleman of 1434 Lipan Street is home from a twc months' vacation in California.
Ray Torres, and family oi 1439 Lipan Street had a birthday dinner for Mr. Torres at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Duncan.
Mr. Gerald Glynn of 1253, Kalamath Street celebrated his 75th birthday recently with cake and ice cream at his, daughter's family's.
Mattie and Helen Cochran were pleased to have Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Cochran and Karen of Omaha, Nebraska, home for the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Beale celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on December 22. They live at 342 West 1st Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Pacheco of 1253 Lipan Street spent Christmas Eve with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Luby Apodaca of 4236 Raritan Street.
Mrs Ona Pace of 679 Kalamath Street is in St. Luke's Hospital with a heart attack. She is much improved and can have visitors. She would very much like to see her friends. Cards would be appreciated.
home on leave after completing his boot training in the Navy. Mike, who arrived from Great Lakes, Illinois, sp^nt 14 days at home, after which he reported to San Diego, California, where he began training in a fighter squadron.
A wonderful Christmas dinner was held at the Robert C. Recek home at 132 Gala-pago Street. The guests were their son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Recek and their two daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Serumgard.
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Torres from Trinidad, Colorado, visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Torres of 1439 Lipan Street over/ the Chistmas and New Year holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. Wally Tipton of 838 Kalamath Street spent Christmas in Las Vegas, Nevada with Mrs. Tipton's family.
Mrs. Velva Farrow spent Christmas with her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brink "of Englewood.
Larry Alstatt returned to Western State College after spending the holidays with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. A1 Quintana of 1442 Lipan Street motored to Sari Luis Valley to visit Mrs. Quintana's parents.
Mr and Mrs. Ernest Conway of 1430 Lipan Street had company from Pueblo for Christmas.
Mattie and Helen Cochran entertained at a pre-Christmas dinner. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Cochran and Karen, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cochran and children, Mr. and Mrs. Earle Cochran and children.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rogers of 1314 Lipan Street had the pleasure of a Christmas visit from their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren, from Minneapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schonborg of 1248 Lipan Street spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Schmir of 322 South Estes.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Glynn oi 1253 Kalamath Street celebrat? ed Christmas with their daughter and families.
Mrs. Helen Burke, 226 Cherokee Street, entertained part of her family New Year's Day. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Carpenter of Yuma, Colorado, Mrs. Dorothy Lillich and daughter Barbara also of Yu-ma, and Mr. and Mrs. -Fred Carpenter and family of Idaho Springe, Colorado. They enjoyed a tour of Denver's Christmas decorations before return ing home.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Naney (Gale and Wilma) are new residents in the West Side. They have moved to 144 West Third Avenue. Mr. Naney is employed at the Samsonite Corp. here and Mrs. Naney does housekeeping and child care work.
They inform us that they will be very glad to help any children with their homework oi hobbies any evening at no charge.
Why not call them and welcome them to our community. Their phone number is 733-3034.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Blanscet, 1046 West 5th Avenue, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary January 1, 1966.
Carl Duran, Radar Man in the U. Â§. Navy stationed at Treasure Island, Caliomia, spent two weeks at home tor the Christmas holidays. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Duran, 450 Bannock. Carl is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School. In two weeks he will be leaving for overseas duty.
Charline Francis of 1259 Kalamath celebrated Christmas day with the John Ervins of Aurora, Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chaney of 538 Kalamath Street have gone to Las Vegas, Nevada, with their daughter, Irene Knipprath, and her husband for a short vacation.
Charline Francis of 1259 Kalamath visited Mrs. L. Lindquist, formerly of 1277 Kalamath, now at Swedish Hospital Nursing home. She is happy and doing fine but would | like to see many of her oldj West Denver friends.
The Board of Commissioners of the Denver Housing Authority have given approval to the final plans for the new Auraria Community Center building. The building is to be at the northeast comer of West 12th Avenue and Mariposa. Further developments await approval of the plans by the Fort Worth Regional Office of the Public Housing Administration. Mr. Frank Van Portfliet, Director of the Denver Housing Authority, says that he hopes for approval from Fort Worth in
the very near future.
One of the new activities at Auraria Community Center is an Adult Reading Group oh Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 3:00. The members or this group are being given special help to improve their reading skills. We expect that this group might take some field trips to become better acquainted with the subjects they are reading about.
This is a small group of adults and we hope to keep* it this way so that the teacher can give individual attention to each person. The group meets in an apartment at 1029 Navajo Street. If child care is needed, the babies and children are cared for in the upstairs rooms of the apartment.
This is ct fine chance to brush up on reading skills we might have lost. If you or your neighbors or friends are interested, you may come to* the group directly or you may call or drop in at Auraria: Community Center and find out more about this activity.
JANUARY "21st7:30-9:00 pan.
ihefe will be some folk singers giving us special entertainment and other activities*-| in the evening. Children must Nbe accompanied by parents.
AURARIA HOMEMAKBNG GROUP
Mrs. Gloria Medina, 1321 Navajo (at the left) is cutting onions for a casserole. Mrs. Candy Duran, 1244 West 11th Avenue, dices leftover turkey to gb in. the Casserole.
The Women at the Homemaking group of Auraria Community Center get together each Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 until 3:30 at the apartment at 1029 Navajo Street. Their children are cared for in the upstairs of the apartment.
The group is now learning about casseroles. Each week we prepare some of the different kinds of casserole dishes. Afterwards we taste the food, discuss the prices of the foods we prepare, and how we might
plan the rest of the meal around these foods.
Many of the women in the group are also working on making pillows or curtains to fix up their homes.
Future, plans for the group include meetings about child care, buying with food stamps, and some trips around the city.
If you are interested, come visit, the group on Tuesday afternoons or drop by Auraria Community Center to find out more about this group.
ST. JOSEPH'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
St. Joseph's Grade School P-TA will hold a Paper Drive on the week-end oi February 4-6. Any money received from the sale of the waste paper is put toward new books for the School library. We ask our kind friends to please tie their bundles of papers, or have them in paper sacks. Here is a great way to tidy up after the Christmas festivities.
Why We Sent Food To Viet Nam
by Wayne Peterson, 6th grade
We sent food to South Viet Nam to show that the United States really does want to have peace in the world. To make the people in Viet Nam happy is to make the world happy. Hundreds of men have died in Viet Nam just trying to end the war and these packages of food could help the war end.
Why We Sent Food To Viet Nam by Loretta Atencio
We sent food to Viet Nam| because .they need it so much. They don't have the things we haye. With all that fighting over there it's hard to get food. They work hard to make school's and hospitals. Some people just don't care about what's happening as long cs they are safe.
Just by sending one dollar to Care helps the people very much. Many people are suffering overseas but some people don't care. You see pictures of mothers holding theii wounded children. Many soldiers are getting wounded or killed every day. I think everyone should give some money.
I and many other people hope this war will end soon.
Why We Sent Food To Viet Nam
by Grace Stambaugh
We sent food to Viet Nam to show our responsibility to America. We want Viet Nam to be equal with us. We wanted to snow we don't want war we want friendship. We want to share the enjoyment of the world. By sending food we thought it would save lives. We hope soon the war will be over. We hope they can enjoy the living creatures again instead of armies after armies after armies. God made us all equal to each other. He doesn't want us to have enemies he wants friends. We want to show that they are equal with every person in Colorado as well as America every person over in Viet Nam is equal with us. We sent food to help Viet Nam become strong and I hope you'll be understanding and do the same.
FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Father-Son Night for Fairmont will be at 7:30 p.m.. Friday, January 21. This program is prepared by the men teachers at Fairmont for the boys and their fathers.. There will be games and films.
The Fairmont P-TA will have a luncheon on February 9, honoring past P-TA presidents. Mrs. Arthur Smith, the current president, is in Charge of arrangements.
: Youth Activity : Recreation
ST. ELIZABETH'S SCHOOL
St. Elizabeth's Head Start program begins January 17. Classes are held daily from 12:15 to 3:15.
St. Elizabeth Kindergarten resumed classes on January 17.
A Rummage Sale, sponsored by the Greenlee School P-TA will be held on February 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Greenlee School, 11th and Lipan Street.
Parks and Recreation
The first concert sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department in 1966 will be played by the Denver Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, February 8, 1966 at 8:30 p.m., in the City Auditorium Theatre.
Admission to the concert is free by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained by writing to the Department of Parks and Recreation, Room 412, 810 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202 and enclosing a stamped eelf-addressed envelope.
Tickets may be obtained also at^the Hospitality Center, Jen-ver Public Library and downtown music stores.
The Parks, and Recreation Department of Denver has announced that, barring adverse weather conditions, Evergreen Lake will be open for skating each weekend. There will aiso be skating at the Coliseum Rink on February 7-21. On weekdays the rink will be ope a from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays there will also be an afternoon session from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Prices are 50c far children under 18 and 75c for adults. Spectators are free.
School Association Formed
Miss flora Dee Goforth, Di-reccor oi the Engineering Drafting School at 846 Elati, is the president of the Board of Trustees of the newly formed Colorado Private School Association. The Association is set up to enroll technical, trade, and business schools who come up to standards set by two advisory committees, one representing the public and the other representing industry. The purpose of the group is to give the public some way of telling which private schools are providing a useful service. The Association feels that people paying for classes given by member schools have some assurance of getting the training they pay for.
Miss Goforth stated, "High school counselors have needed a source of reliable, unbiased information from which they can recommend' the schools best fitted to a student's needs. And they need to know which schools are lacking, either in ethical conduct or in training ability."
In a proclamation, Governor John A. Love urged Colorado citizens to support the Colorado Private School Association.
THAT CRAZY OLD FOOTBALL by Robert Carlyle Recek
Now that we are in the new year and old Mr. 65 has hung up his suit in the locker room and taken his shower to retire forever from the game, I, ioi one, will breathe a sigh of relief for the gladiators who have taken to the gridiron lo these many Saturdays and Sundays tearing up the field of my T.V. screen, not to say the least. My peace of mind Shall be no more for a while.
The fqotball season of old '65 started off no different than years past for me. I settled down to a relaxing cup of coffee after turning the dial on my T.V. set to the game of the week. No excitement or rattled nerves, just a good afternoon of solid football. By mid-season T drank coffee like mad, read all the sports news, jotted down statistics, predictions, corrections, and wore out a million lead pencils. The teams I picked were never right, I yelled for the loser and was hoarse all night. So now old 65 has retired from the game and I am not sad at all for he has shown me that on any Saturday or Sunday that crazy old football can take a funny bounce.
Christmas In California
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gumma of 438 Inca Street spent Christmas visiting relatives in Buena Park, La Mirada, and San Diego, Caliomia.
They flew out on Decembei 18th and returned on January 1st. Among places visited were the new Music Hall in Los Angeles, and the various beaches. They saw people swimming on Christmas day, although the temperature was not very high. The entire landscape was green and in bloom, due to heavy rains. The Christmas spirit and decorations were even more prominent than here in Denver.
Of course, a visit tp Knott's Berry Farm, rather three visits, were enjoyed. One of the most interesting sights was the candy kitchen, where you can watch the candy being made. The making of candy peppermint and cherry sticks was most enjoyable.
The trip between San Diegc and Buena Park was beautiful, especially along the ocean, where the waves were high, due to some wind and threatened storms which didn't materialize. One of the most beautiful spots visited was Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, which was decorated for the holidays, and various arrangements of spring, summer, fall and winter flowers could be seen at the same time.
The flight to Denver brought them back to 15 degree temperature on New Year's Day; but after all, there's no place like home, and they were glad to be back.
ENGINEERING DRAFTING The Engineering Drafting School at 846 Elati awarded certificates of completion to 25 students on January 14. Nin9 certificates were given in Mechanical Drawing and sixteen
were given in Map Drafting.
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It was indeed a privilege to he j.q part of an audience at Oriental Chapter of the Eastern Star. 1 aid not think thdt I would be gi -A one of the most interesting and entertaining evenings I have had in Denver. The program for the evening was The Girls Lns-ruble of West High School. Its Director was Miss Blodwen Roberts and the ac-. companist was Mrs. Ann Carey. There were fifty young women from West High. Their voices were well balanced and to me the Alto section was outstanding. These young women not only gave a challenge tc all of us but in their cooperation to their director. The selections were beautiful and the whole program left the audience with a feeling of pride and pleasure. Credit must be given to their director, Miss Roberts, and to their accompanist, Mrs. Carey. T was informed that this group is eager to sing for any group. Kindly contact Miss Roberts of West High.
West High School Girls Ensemble
Director-Miss Blodwen Roberts AccompanistMrs. Ann Carey
Sixty-five girls who are juniors and seniors auditioned last year and were selected for their musical ability. They sing at the intermission of the Singing Christmas Tree Program as well as for assemblies and community meetings. They have already sung for the Thanksgiving Assembly at West, for the Oriental Chaptei of Order of the Eastern Stai and for the Altrusa Club.
They will appear in the Spring Concert next May as well as in programs out of the building.
Wedding bells rang on December 28, or Miss Nancy El-lenberg, an English teacher at West and Mr. Wade Biggs, a 'math teacher at West.
Miss Ellenberg and Mr. Biggs were married in the Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church and stayed in Denver after the ceremony.
Two of the teachers from West High School, Mr. Joe Blattner and Mr. Jack Lewis, are leaving January 28, 1966,i to accept teaching positions al, the new John F. Kennedy Junior-Senior High School.
Mr. Blattner has taught ai West and in the Denver Public Schools' for twelve years. In addition to teaching mathematics, he has also worked with the counseling of students at West. Mr. Blattner plans tc stay in the same fields at John F. Kennedy.
Mr. Lewis has taught at West and in the Denver Public Schools for nine years. He is a mathematics teacher and plans to stay in that area of teaching at John F. Kennedy. Mr. Lewis was the sponsor of the West High School annual for four years.
The National Honor Society held its semi-annual ceremony for new inductees on Wednesday, December 8. 1965, at 7:30 p.m. in West High School's Social Room.
Parents were invited to attend the induction ceremony to see their sons and daughters being recognized for their -outstanding qualities in character* leadership, scholarship, ana servicethe four principles oi the National Honor Society.
The creed of the society and1 a brief explanation of the principles of the society were rendered by: Charles Davis, president of the National Honor Society at West High School; Hal Pierson, treasurer; ancb Constance Brown, secretary.
Following the explanations of the objectives of the society* Mr. Harry Nicholson, principal of West High School, presented each new inductee their membership cards. There were thLrw ty-seven new inductees this fall, making a total of fiiry-seven members.
The officers of the National Honor Society helped in pin* ning ribbons on each inductee; the white ribbon signified the* student's character, the red ril> bon for service, purple for lead ership and gold lor scholar ship.
Mrs. Marie Siddeek, sponsor of the National Honor Society at West High School, was present at the induction ceremony. She was able to meet the parents of the students and become acquainted with them.r The National Honor Society is a very select group of high school students and is nationwide. Mrs. Siddeek wag as pleased as the parents, to see fhis honor being bestowed on each of the thirty-seven students.
Honor Society \
Colorado Men In Job Corps The Colorado Department of Employment says it has sent 401 Colorado men, ages 16 through 21, to 51 Job Corpt camps around the country irs 1965. 1,286 boys were interviewed and 886 names were sen* to Job Corps in Washington through November, 1965. 96-* who were accepted by the Jet Corps turned down the offer.
Colorado Job Corpc men; home for Christmas returned-to camps during the week of' January 3. Eight camps are in-cities and 43 in national forests and parks.
Young men from 16 to 21 interested in the Job Corps may get information at any office of the Department of Employ* ment. The' main recruitment center is at 1115 Broadway.
Aduit Typing Classes
Typing classes have begun again after Christmas vacation at West High School. Classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m., with a teacher from Opportunity School. There are openings for new students, hi fact, more students are needed if the classes are to continue.
St. Elizabeth's St. Elizabeth Catholic Church has been holding a solemn movena in honor of St. Anthony every Tuesday since January II. These will continue for .14 Tuesdays. This novena, a prayer. peace, is held at 8 a.m., 12:is. p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 7:45
- ; The Ladies Auxiliary of St. Peter's Episcopal, Church, 126 West Second Avenue, will hold a rummage Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, February 2 and, 3 in the Parish Hall. Hours will be from- 8 a. m. to to 5 p.-m. There will also be a-. Snack Bar featuring home-cooked : foods. All are welcome;:
Wesley Methodist On December 14th the W.S. C.S. of the Wesley Methodist Church at 5 th and Galapago had their annual Christmas Party at the home of Mary Lou Pettinger of 1455 South Meade. Mrs. Pettinger was hostess and Mrs. Agnes Hayden cohostess. The birth of Jesus was the Hheme and refreshments were served by the hostess. A good time was enjoyed by all.
The Alianza of pastors from Spanish speaking churches is having their annual Brotherhood Banquet the weekend of '^February 18. Giiest speaker will be Governor Love. Plans care not yet final, but more in-lormatioh, and tickets may be obtained. by contacting Rev. John Ventura, 430 W. 9th Avenue,, phone 244-2093. Anyone, interested in the cause of brotherhood is cordially invited to attend.
JOB CORPS GIRLS HONORED
On December 30th the Wo-: men iÂ£n Community Service inc. held a luncheon at the Heart of Denver Motor Hotel honoring Job Corps girls who were home on vacation. Miss .Anne 'Laughlin, Project Director of the Denver WICS presided. Carol singing was followed .by descriptions of life at Job Corps Training Centers in four different cities, Cleveland, Ohio; JLos Angeles, Calif., Charleston, West Virginia; and Omaha, Nebraska. West Side girls honored were: Wileen Coco, 1027 W. 7th Avenue; Mary Quintana, 1223 Lipan St., Mary, Ramirez, 1324 Lipan St., who are in Los Angeles and 'Charlotte Hernandez, 744 Elaii St., who is in Omaha, Nebraska.
We have a train in the Library that is run and maintained by the shop.
The shop has a few radios made that do not take any power to run.
But the big thing is a Photo Contest that will be in February and March. The first of February, I will have all the rules posted around the Club. There will be one contest for boys 13 and under and one contest for boys 14-18. The winners of our contest will be eligible for the National Photography Contest. The winner of the national contest will get an all expense paid trip to New York City. The club will have cash: awards, over 50, going as high as $200. Let us all help to have our Boys Club of Denver to. be recognized in the National Contest. The Club has an equipped photo lab and would. appreciate assistance from anyone who could help us with the development of the boys photos for the upcoming National and Local Photo contest.
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The two Boys Club basketball teams are just starting in the Red Shield league and we will report more about their progress later when the league takes shape. It does look like there are some excellent teams and stiff competition but we're sure the Boys Club will give a good report of themselves.
The Boys. Club Choir under the direction of Mr. George Summers and accompanied by Mr. Wally Kirby had a busy and interesting schedule during the past few weeks. They entertained shoppers and guests at the Denver Hilton Hotel, lobby by singing under their huge tree. The choir carols were piped into every room in the hotel. They also sang Christmas carols at the Denver
U. S. National Bank center and KCTO TV Channel 2. They sang some traditional songs and also some new ones, and were much appreciated wherever they performed
The choirs most recent performance, at the Cooper Theater, preceding the showing ,oi "The Greatest Story Ever Told", was done to show the entire Boys Club appreciation to the patrons present' and the Southeast Denver Optimist Club. The movie that night was a benefit with the Boys Club Summer Camp program receiving the
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Boys are reminded that they must purchase their 1966 membership cards very soon. Many (>boys have, their new cards already. The .1965 cards are good through January only and then only boys with 1966 memberships will be admitted to the club. So try and get your new card as soon as possible.
Archie LaForett was the first in line of eighteen boys who slept (?) outside the. club door all night December 29th in order to get the lowest membership numbers the next morning. Archie, therefore, has the number one card and will be presented with a bike.
The 60th Annual National Western Stock Show and Rodeo started January 14, 1966 and. the Boys Club were presented tickets. The boys attended five of the afternoon shows.
A new tumbling and gymnastics class has been started and it is scheduled each Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Richard Close, who is a very good tumbler, is instructing the class with Gill Mayoral and is proving himself just as good at teaching as he is at tumbling. Many boys are doing tricks they never thought they would do before.
BYERS BOOK REVIEWS
AURARIA HISTORICAL SOCiETY ELECTION HELD Election of, officers for the year 1966 of the West Denver .Auraria Historical Society was Jheld at their January 6th meeting at the Byers Branch library. The newly elected officers are
Byers Neighborhood Library VE 7th Ave-. & Santa Fe Drive Mpn., Tues., Thiifs., Fri.. 2-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a. m. 12 noon and 1-5:30 p. m. Closed Wednesdays.
DRIVING TODAY AND TOMORROW B-Margaret M. Hyde
Traffic getting too much foi you? Perhaps you need tc brush up on your driving. This is a book designed for both experienced and beginning driyers covering topics such as city driving) 'open highway skills, accidents and ways to avoid them. A good handbook for toddy's hectic traffic world.' V ...! v
SHADOW OF A MAN S-Doris Miles Disney
When the body of a missing thirteen-year old girl is discovered, people and the newspapers are quick to pin the murder on the "blue man" loose in the Connecticut neighborhood. Meanwhile, a young and attractive housewife tries desperately to live with a grim and horrible secret.
THE DEADLY SILENCE, by Renee Buse
A true account with all the excitement and suspense oi
fiction. This is an exciting description of the FBI's work in breaking the code of silence among U. S. and Canadian dope racketeers so that many such criminals' could be punished.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FLETCHER IN HOUSTON
Mrs. Eleanor E. Fletcher, the mother of Mrs. Chuck Cotton of 660 Santa Fe Drive, died in Houston, Texas, following a short illness on December 31, 1965.
Mrs. Fletcher had made her home with her daughter, and son-in-law, since 1945, and was well known to the many people who frequented "Birdie's Cafe" j operated by her daughter on Santa Fe. Drive.
She was bom in Minnesota, December 12, 1877. Mrs. Fletcher's husband, Walter W. Fletcher, preceded her in death in 1945.
Services were held in Houston, Texas, on January 3, 1966 followed by cremation and interment in the famiily plot at Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Washington.
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Be A Good Shopper To be a good shopper you need to plan what to buy, and where to buy. This is not easy. There are so many goods and services to choose from. By careful shopping you may get more for your money.
Plan at home. This is where good buying begins. Make decisions before you start your shopping trip. Wise shoppers buy needed things first, then add the extras. Your family's needs will not be the same as those of your friends, neighbors or- relatives. As you plan keep in mind
what you have HH-what you need how the item will be used what size, color, quantity, you want the price you want to. pay
Make A Shopping List This takes time, but a good shopper makes a list. Jot down items as you think of them. Organize your list by the location of stores and the location of things within the store. This, will save backtracking, prevent forgetting something, and help stop you from buying. something you don't need. Decide On Quality When you decide *the type and quality you want in an item, consider:
hoW you will use the article ^how long you will use it !/-how you will care for it how it looks Remember that you don't always need the best quality. Irregulars or seconds are good for many uses.
Services Held For Local Boy
Funeral services were held recently for Lawrence La Fpr-ett of 930 W. 4th Avenue..
Requiem Mass was: sung at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial, at Fort Logon National Cemetery. ,
La Forett, who drowned while serving as a seaman with the Coast Guard had joined the Coast Guard in January, 1965, He was bom June 4, 1946, in Questa, New Mexico. Brought to Denver as a child, he attended West High School where he was on the weight-lifting team.
Besides his mother, he is survived by five brothers, four sisters, and his grandmother.
Senior Citizen Club
The Senior Citizen's Club of Lincoln Park homes held its first meeting of the year Tuesday,'January 3, with eighteen members attending. Two guests, Mrs. Mary Dorsey and Mrs. Bessie Fink, were also 3?res^nt. Reports of the December meetings were read and activities of the club discussed. Plans were made for a Quilting Bee to be held Thursday, Jan* uary 13; at tne home of Mrs. Grace Musgrove, the president, dt i'34'81 Osage Street.
The Lincoln Park Homes Senior. Citizens meet at noon, the first and third Tuesday of each month. Mrs. Barbara Maxie of the Auraria Community Center spoke at the January 18 meeting on the relationship of the Club and, the Community Center.
During 1965 the members of Lincoln Park Homes Senior Citizen's Club devoted two afternoons a month to. sewing far the Cancer Society and dressed more than two hundred dolls for the Santa Claus Shop. The shop reported the first doll sold when the doors were o-pened was .a doll in bridal finery dressed by Mrs. Clara Van-ceil of 1426 Osage St., a member of the club.
At noon, on December 21, the Senior Citizens Club of Lincoln Park Homes met for a very merry Christmas party in the meeting rooms of the Community Center of. the. Lincoln Park Housing Projects Beautiful and appropriate table decorations were arranged by Mrs. Elsie Lilienthal. Homemade cookies, fruit salad, coffee, and after dinner candies were served. I* spite of his red suit, whits beard, and hearty "Ho, ho/' Santa Claus bore a strong resemblance to Mr. George Chgdwidk, the Project manager. Because hb had forgot fen and left his glasses at the North Pole, 'he was assisted in giving out the presents from under the Christmas tree by Mrs. Sue Wonner. This woe followed x by a program oi songs' and music .concluded by the reading, of a symbolic story by Mrs. Lowe, long time friend of;the Club.
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation Plans Drive
The Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Denver/ Inc., is a new and unique aid-to-edu-cation program in Denver. Specifically it is an aid-the-student program which benefits students ranking in the upper two-thirds of their class rather than the typical .upper 10%.
Our group grants scholarships to students who are college aspirants as well as those seeking post high school education in vocational, technical, nursing and trade schools.
On February 15, from 6:00 p. m. to 9:00 p. lii. hundreds of students from the public schools will be canvassing the Denver area to raise Dollars for Scholars. The parochial and private schools are contributing proceeds from school activities to our Dollars for Scholars. fund.
This is the first time an operation. of this proportion is to be attempted in a city the size of Denver, although the organ!*, zation has been active for five years in smaller communities aU over the United States.