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WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 2, Number 9 __Published Monthly February, 1966
WEST SIDE
CALENDAR
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
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 Thursday
Adult Education Tutorial Program
St. Elizabeth's School 7:30 9:30 p.m.
Friday
i Adult Night Fairmont Rec-recation Center
Reading Improvement Group, 1029 Navajo, '1:00-3:00 p.m. Baby sitting provided.
SPECIAL EVENTS
February 18 Third Annual Brotherhood Dinner, Spanish Evangelical Churches, 6:30 p. m., First Baptist Church, East 14th and Grant.
February 19-20 St. Cajetan School Annual Winter Carnival, at the Church hall, 9th Street and Lawrence
February 22Elmwood School P-T.A, 1:30 p.m.
February 22Meeting of Districts 6 and 8, Wesley Methodist Church, W. 5th Avenue and Galapago, 7:30 p.m.
February 23-Chest x-rays ai 1434 Osage, Lincoln Park Homes, 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. February 24Chest x-rays at Lincoln Park Homes, 1434 Osage Street between West 13th and Colfax Avenue 10 a. m. to 6 p. m.
February 25Chest x-rays ai Lincoln Park Homes, 1434 Osaeg Street between West 13th and Colfax Avenue 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.
February 26Hesston' College A Cappella Choir concert ai First Mennonite Church, 7:30 p. m.
February 26Meeting of District 9, West Side Improvement Association, at First Avenue -Presbyterian. Church. 120 W. 1st Avenue, 2 p.m.
February 27All Church Fellowship, Wesley Methodist Church.
March 3 St Joseph Grade School P-TA
BREAK-IN PREVENTION
Lt. F. S. Stortz, of the Denver Police Department, told an audience of District 6 residents about ways of meeting tho problem of break-ins. He suggested that businesses and business storage areas be equipped with silent burglar alarms and that doors be barricaded and windows protected with mesh at night.
Both for businesses and residences, good lighting cuts down on burglaries. Tn blocks without mid-block lights, Lt. Stortz recommends that neighbors all agree to keep their porch lights on at night.
sometimes people have not caiiea the police when they nave seen burglars at work, if citizens fail to carry out this simple responsibility, the police are handicapped in doing their job. Some people are careless about locking doors when they leave. A burglai can simply ring the doorbell, try the knob, and walk in. Because insurance companies feel that their customers should show reasonable caution, they sometimes do not want to pay when a house is burglarized if the door was not locked. People should also lock all windows, including those in the basement.
People going away, even fci just a aay or two, should call the police and tell them, so that the police can check on the house in their absence. It helps to leave a key with a neighbor who can check on things and who can change the light that is on so that it looks as if someone is home. People who go on a trip should have newspapers stopped and mail held or should have o neighbor pick these up.
Because cars are also a target for break-ins, it is best not to leave late model cars on. the street and to keep cars locked. Nothing of value should be left where it might be seen in the car.
War On Poverty Election Coming
A new phase of Denver's War on Poverty is anticipated soon with an election scheduled in the West Side to select members of a Community Action Council. Residents of five census tracts will be eligible to vote in the election, tentatively set for March, to designate members of the neighborhood council,, which in turn will select representatives to the Board of Denver's War on Poverty. The Community Action Council will also serve as the local policy-making body for neighborhood programs to be developed under the War on Poverty and will call attention to neids and interests in the local community.
New Health Center For Mothers, Children Opens
The Mariposa M & I Center for women who are expecting babies opened February 4 in the green house at 1168 Mariposa, next door to the Auraria Community Center. The M & I Center will be open every Friday morning from 8:30 to 11:00.
M & I stands for Maternal and Infant, and the idea of the M & I Center is to take better care of women who are going to have babies so they will be healthier, and their babies will be healthier, too.
There are doctors, nurses and other nealtn workers in the M & I Center. There is a nursery where children can play while their mothers are in the M & I Center for their appointments. Help with housework is also [Offered for mothers who need it.
PETITIONS STARTED FOR NEW ELMWOOD I
The New Elmwood Committee of the West Sid Improvement Association will be circulating petitions in the area served by Elmwood School. Th petitions urge the Board oi Education to hold a bond election which would provide money to build a new Elmwood and also pledge signers to support a bond issue if money for c new Elmwood is included.
Only property owners can vote in a bond election, bu renters can support a bond issue by urging friends to vote for it. For that reason, anyoneowner or renter-living in the area can sign a petition. People who are willing to help get names on the petitions should call the office of the West Sid Improvement Association, 244-3301.
People with children at Elmwood have beery unhappy with the old building. It has nc auditorium or gymnasium. There is no hot lunch program, and the eating location is unattractive. Parents also feel the restroom facilities are not adequate. When the New Elmwood Committee began, parents also complained that there was no school library. Fathers and mothers are pleased that a half-time library has opened at the school .
ADULT EDUCATION PLANNED FOR WEST SIDE AREA
Small classes in reading and mathematics for adults are now being planned for the West Side. Opportunity School with the help of the Inter-Agency Committee, will soon begir classes especially for adults with less than eight years of education. Call the office of the West Side Improvement Association, 244-3301, for information about time and plac6 or to make suggestions about the classes.
READING PROGRAMS Three West Side schools announced special programs te strengthen reading ability. Elmwood School has begun a program of team teaching in the second grade, with three teachers for two classes. As a result of the new prorgam at Elmwood, begun January 31, Elmwood has a new teacher, Miss Marylyn Ross, in_ thirc grade. Also, Mrs. Kathleen Willis has returned to Elmwood to teach in fourth grade.
Other schools with new reading programs are St. Cajetan's and St. Elizabeth's These are eight week reading clinic programs financed through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act passed by Congress last year. Each of these reading clinics, begun February 14, serves 30 children. Mrs. Katherine Wall will teach the clinic at St. Elizabeth's and Mrs. Mary Evans and Mrs. Patricio Carpenter at St. Cajetan.
OPTIMISTS HEAR PRINCIPAL Tne guest speaker at the February 1 breakfast meeting of the West Denver Optimist's Club was Mr. Jack Beardshear, principal of Baker Junior High School. Mr. Beardshear dis cussed the projects now in progress in the West Denvei schools, the new ones about to be embarked upon, and the objectives they are calculated to attain. Through the War on Poverty, the Office of Economic Opportunity, and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, funds have been made available for programs designed to improve reading skills in the elementary grades and to extend the counseling and tutoring services at the junioi high level. All programs are designed ultimately to raise the aspirattonal level of the students to bring them closer to their academic potential, to provide them with marketable skills for the'wc^ld of work, and to stimulate some toward higher education i qnd profee* sionaVgoals*.Sf? \,
If you are expecting a baby, or even if you're not sure yet, you should go to the M & 1 Center as soon as possible. You can call the M & I Center Friday morning only, 255-8011. Any other time, call 244-6969 extension 471 for information or an appointment.
COUNCIL ON EQUALITY OF EDUCATION FORMING
The Denver Board of Education on January 20 approved the formation of an Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity in the Denver Public Schools.
The Council will serve as c group to study and make recommendations for the orderly consideration and implementation of decisions affecting equality of educational opportunity in the Denver Public Schools.
Each of the nine high school areas of the city will be represented through two lay citizens from these areas.
Names of interested citizens willing to serve on the Council should be submitted to th office of the Superintendent of Schools, 414 Fourteenth Street Denver, Colorado 80202.
The Council will be appointed by the Board of Education by March 17, 1966. ,
DISTRICTS 6 AND 8 TO DISCUSS INSPECTION
There'll be a joint meeting of West Side Improvement Association Districts 6 and 8 to discuss inspection in the area west of Santa Fe and south of W. 6th Avenue* It will be at Wesley Methodist Church, W. 6th Ave nue and Galapago, Tuesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m.
The Housing Section of the Department of Health and Hos-pitals is interested in expanding the inspection area. In the recent past, they have been working in an area south of W. 8*h Avenu and east of Santa r~* Now'they ^ant to go into an area wop* of Santa, Fe an.4 south of W. 6th Avdnue.


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THE RECORDER
February, 1966
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, Mary Chavez.
'HeiyMtonJtQ&ct 'Ttotet
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Knox returned from California February 1 after spending Christmas and New Year's with their daughter Joyce and family:
Mrs. 'Helen Burke was a dinner guest at the Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mantooth home ra-; cently.
The Roy Winterhalder family, Mr. and "Mrs. Guy McMil-
,Mr. Maynard Feich of 1211. Lipan Street moved to 1045' West 14th Avemie.
Mrs. Barbara Remish of 1251 Lipan Street has / movpd from the neighborhood.
Jody Herrera of 1219 Lipan Street was in the Children's Hospital for surgery. He is home and doing extemely well. He is expecting to return to school soon.
Little Robert Maes, five years! old, the son of Mr. Julian Maes of 1268 Kalamath Street, t was hit by a car crossing 12th Avenue and Kalamath. He was On J his way t6 kindergarten when struck by the car. He is home now, but is haying severd headaches?.
I Mr. and Mrs. A1 Gallardo of.
Bennie (?utierrez fopherly, of Mbsos ''Biid'' Cisneros, Di-1254 'Ikaldmath Street wps rectdr- of I'dirmont Recreqtion home on leave from the NaYy Center,, is recuperating at home recently visiting his parents, after a heart attack.
Mr. and Mrs. Gutierrez, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, Louis Pinedo of 1254 Kalamath Street with whom he lived before enlisting in the Navy, and his. brothers and sisters. Bennie has been in the Navy 18 months and is stationed in Viet Nam.
William Richard Smith, a former West Sider, has returned from his tour of duty with the Army in Germany. Mr. Smith, who can be reached through Mary Chavez* 1361 Mafiposd, is now looking for employment.
The shoe repair shop at 742 Santa -Fe 'Drive has been open now for ,>twQ'months under the
L251 Kalamath are the parents fname-\w: Jerry's Shoe Service.
H a baby boy.
Mr. Lenp Martinez of Santa
ldn, and the Marshall E. Whites Fe/ New Mexico, is in the Yet-enjoyed Sunday dinner togeih- I erans Hospital. He entered
West Siders now have a shoe repair business in the neighborhood again.
Mr. A. H. Christensen long-
er at Luby's Cherry February 7, 1966.
Creek I the hospital on February. 1. jtime West Sider who lived at
Ray D. Richardson, a long time West Side resident, passed away Monday, January 31, 1966. Mr. Richardson had lived at 96 Galapago Street. He worked for many years at the Santa Fe Hardware and Key Co., His funeral services were held at Howard's Park Ave-, hue Chapel Tuesday, February 8, 1966 and he was laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery. He is survived by a brother, Fred. Richardson f who lives in Montana. \
Mrs. Olga Peterson of 860 Santa Fe Drive is recuperating from a Bad fall which she had January 16. She Had been quite uncomfortable with some broken ribs. She also cut her hand.
Mr. Martinez is the nephew of Alphonso Martinez, of 1370 Mariposa Street.
Mrs. Alphonso Martinez of 1370-: Mariposa Street had a wonderful birthday- party on the 2nd of February. She was surprised by her three sons when they gave her a birthday dinner and party. She received many gifts from her three sons and families. .
Pfc. Robert Kensler Jr. of Hedrick, Iowa, the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schonborg of 1248 Lipan Street -was an overnight guest. He was on his way to Fort Ord, California. He was formerly stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Whenhe left Ottumwa, Iowa, it'was 15 below zero and when he landed in Denver it was 40 above; He said it was a priv-: ilege to live in Denver.
mm 2018; Mr. Henry Schonborg ol 1248
Santa Fe Drive, has returned j home and is recuperating after having extensive surgery at Rocky Mountain Osteopathid Hospital.
Mrs. Joseph Welte, 448 Ban-
Lipan Street was called to Los Angeles, January 8th by the death of his mother, Amanda
707 Lipan Street, died in January following a stroke.
Schonborg.
Relatives ; and friends were saddened by the sudden death
Eleanor Gonzales, student at Trinidad Junior College, was the Newman Club Princess at the annual Winter Formal j dance on January 15. Twenty-seven clubs and organizations are. represented by princesses, who must be members in good standing of .the Women's Student Association. Mrs. Charlotte Gonzales of 1022 West 9th Avenue is the mother of Miss Gonzales. \
Mr. Joe Knifton of 1039 West
Gary Schad, owner of Schad's Market and Santa Fe Hotel, has been recuperating at home from two serious operations.
Timothy Ventura, son of Reverend and Mrs. John Ventura, was seriously injured the 24th of January when he was struck by a pickup truck On his way home from school. He is convalescing at Denver General Hospital. Rev. Ventura says Tie will probably be in the .hospital at least six more weeks and it appears now that he will lose part of one foot. The Venturas ., are known to many West Siders because of their active participation in community affairs in Rev. Ventura's capacity as minister and Mi's. Ventura as Girl's Club leader vOf First ; Mennonite Church. They expressed their desire to the editor to thank all those in the community who have shown their interest and concern in many: Ways. If anyone is interested in sending a card to Timmy, Who is 6, they may do, so by simply addressing it to him in care of Denver General Hospital, Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duran of 817 West 7th Avenue celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on January 24.
Mrs. Joe Piute of 1422 Lipan Street is back home'from the hospital. Mr. Piute took a week off to be with his wife during her recuperation.
Mercy Torres of 1447 W. Cedar, former West Side resident, is home recovering from major surgery which she underwent at General Rose Hospital. Mrs. Torres is. the sister-in-law of Mrs. Rose Gomez of 720' W. 4th Avenue.
Calorie Counters
. One of the Calorie Counter's recent members is Lucy Duran, 7.18 Elati Street. This1 month the Club has had tips on clothes and makeup and has also held a fashion show. The Club will have a guest speaker on February 22. His topic will be diets, exercises and other things of interest to women. Club meetings are held at the YWCA every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., 15th and Tre-mont. For further information about the Calorie Counters, .contact Mrs. James Anderson. 255-0788.
hock, found a wallet contain-j0* Mrs* Hose Trujillo, 6f§|(||7 | . Avenue had
frig identification and money at West 6th Avenue and Bannock;'-: on February 4. She promptly returned it to its owner, Mrs. Thomas Tepper of Economy Plumbing. Mrs. Tapper is most grateful for the return pf her Wallet, which, had important papers as well as money F She says that the next time the Weltes need any plumbing work done, they will gdt it free of charge.
Mr. Charles Winocur, owner of the building at 743 Santa Fe Drive, location of the Sunrise Donut and Coffee Shop, has in-r stalled an attractive new door on the business. Credit- should i
West'13th Avenue. She was the Wife/bf- Jesse Trujillo; She was- the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe ; Aragon of the 1300 block on :Lipan Street. -
Mrs. Roberta Deter, .and Mrs. May Day of, 138 West 1st Ayer nue ,were the luncheon giiests of Mrs.; Violet Henry. The.lunch was in The Bullfighter Restaurant in University Hills.. The.:, gfternoon r was spent; driving around. Denver and. seeing the new; 'buildings and Denver's rapid growth.
Mrs. Amada Frostenson of 314 Inca recently had as invited guests to a lovely luncheon Mrs,. Padgett, Mrs. NelliO j Smith, Mrs. Leo Sullivan- .Mrk
be given to Mr.' Winocur. as L. .,.. , ,, ,,
well as to Mrs. Tepper of IBB d HB
omy Plumbing who has ,been These adles have been
plftl hard for flx-up among !West Slders for many Jeal3: : Santa f/\ "T'-vwty- owners and Mrs. Frank Cain. 267 Chero-business popple. kee, was called to Lincoln/
Nebraska, Thursday, January; Mrs MissHelbn 20, to see her mother: who hgd
Cbchran spent, Bimd&y wilh:"'^^@ty* 'She^-fe^dmprovtng friends "in Obldrado- Springs.rapidly. -.
an operation February 9th at St. Joseph's Hospital. He had heart surgery and our wishes are that he has a speedy recovery. V"" ;
Mrs; Hazel Burke and: friend Mrs. \ Nellie Forbes .from Palmer, Nebraska Were. guests at > the Roy Winterhalder home for dinner on January 19. Also present were Mr. and Mrs., Robert Mantooth and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke and/ three boys, Mrs. Fern Burke and Mrs. Helen Burke,
Polly Sedbrook recently stayed all night with Linda Wihterhblder;' Polly formerly lived in-the neighborhood and has moved away.
Mrs. Eloise Romero, mother of Elsie Perez of 360 Inca, underwent surgery at Presbyter-, ian Hospital. She is now. at home recuperating.
A speedy recovery to Mr. Ed Langbein .who underwent surgery and is, now at General Rose Hospital.
Mrs. May Day spent the holidays battling and winning opt, with a severe attack of intestinal flu. She has recuperated and once more is enjoying life.
Mrs. Imogene Walker, while improving, is still a patient at St. Luke's Hospital, and Mrs. Bessie Fink, 330 East 19th Avenue, will be in Denver General Hospital for two Weeks for observation and checkup.
Miss Elizabeth Ann Kerr, 251 Bannock, placed in the regional. Miss Junior Achievement Contest; in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on January. 22, 1966.
YOJJIlO the £ity
The- City Maintenance Crew have been.. dQiri LIGHT NEEDED?
. Hpre is a project,for the Wpst r Side Improvement, Assq-ciqfron,, Let us. get q stop light at r 12th and Kalamath The^jnar^y children from Greenlee,. School. cross this street fromrand:4p ^phoqfr It is a
Margot Serumgard 1 m
Senior Citizen Club
The Senior Citizen's Club of Lincoln Park Homes met on the 18th of January with eighteen members present. .A dessert luncheon was, served, after which Mrs. Barbara Maxie spoke, explaining the advantages of club membership in Auraria Community Center.. There was a lively discussion, of the cost, but in the end, all agreed that membership in Auraria would greatly outweigh; the slight increase in club-dues. The use of Educational films and texts offered by the? Telephone Company and the-Public Library for future- programs was also discussed.,,
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A large group of Senior Citizen's Club members from Lincoln Park Homes attended, the meeting on Medicare held in. the community hall of the In- ner City Protestant Parish; Church at 9th and Galqpago> Street on January 23. A number who had not already done* -so signed as members of the' West Side Improvement, Association.
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Ladies from the Lincoln Park" Homes Senior Citizen's Club have beer meeting two afternoons a week for quilting at the home of Mrs. Grace Mus-grove,1 1348 Osage Street. More quilters would be welcome. Anyone interested in this form of needlework call Mrs. Mus-
grove at 534-6934.
*****
On Tuesday, .February 1. the-Senior Citizens' Club of Lincoln Park Homes met for their bi-monthly meeting with nineteen members attending. Acting hostesses for the month, ar Mrs. A. Petschauer, Mrs. Tita Dominguez, and Mrs. Anna. Olderog?: The table decorations by Mrs; Elsie Lih^nthal carried qfrt, a Valentine" theme-. With: flowers, hearts, and little-cupids?. After luncheon Mr. Leonard ChadWick, manager of Lincoln^ Park and South Lincqln Park Homes' Housing Projects, spoke briefly >oh improvements' to' be made in the Projects this-year.
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At the February 15 meeting, Mrs; Lowe,, secretary of the Denver. Federation of Senior Clubs, showed the Lincoln Park Homes Senior Citizen's Club slides, qnd talked on h,er recent trip to Europe.
A representative of the Denver Social Security Office will speak, on- Medicare at.the Lincoln Park Homes Community* Hall, the : evening; of' February 25, 1966. IB mSt I I H


February# 1966
THE RECORDER
Pag* Thre*
School Youth Activity : Recreation
Boys Club
Don't forget the Photo Contest. We have four field trips for picture taking scheduled now for February and March.
Join it and have some fun doing something that's* really different! You could start a real interesting life-long hobby or even start a good profession.
Think of showing your friends pictures you took and developed yourself!
Last week some of the members were treated to a snort billiard exhibition by the World Champion, Mr. Jack White.
Mr. White is touring the nation putting on shows. While he was in Denver he came to the Boys Club for a few hours.
He is not only the world's champion billiards player but also the world's chan^ion trick shot artist. Mr. White displayed why he is in demand at so many places by thrilling the boys with fantastic trick shots and by "running" the table repeatedly. He is very familidr with Boys' Clubs throughout the nation, having visited a great number of them putting on benefits, exhibitions and giving talks.
About a dozen of the oldei boys of the club volunteered their time and efforts last Saturday to go over to the new Boys Club building to work cleaning paint off windows.
Their effort was appreciated.
The new club is very close to completion and the dedication and opening dates should be just a couple of weeks from now.
For the month of January the "Boys of the Month" were:
Alfred Lujan, Boy of the Month in the Game Room; Paul Gu- j BAKER P-TA tierrez. Gym; Archie LaForett,
"B" team basketball; Andy Candelaria, "A" team basketball; David Valdez, the Craft Shop; and Jim Martinez, Boy of the Month for the entire club who was awarded a bike.
"8 Ball" played on the big table and the top man now is Sammy Van Velkinburgh. The other tournament is called a "Pyramid" tournament; It is for boys under 13 years old. The boy at the top of the pyramid now is Ronnie Maestas.
Announcement will be made this week of the Boys Clubs national pocket billiard contest. There will be Junior (ages 11, 12, and 13), Intermediate (ages 14, 15 and 16) and Senior (ages 17, 18) divisions in this call-shot contest. There will be three individual champions in each age division of the club and they will each receive a plaque. The winning 10 teams in the nation will receive an award and the top 25 boys in each age division will receive prizes such as binoculars, instamatic cameras and transistor radios.
ine intramural midget basketball tournament was completed with the Dragons victorious over the three othei teams entered. The Dragons, made up of Randy Mayoral, Charles^ Mayoral, Max Quintana, David Vaidez, Max Salazar and Mike Mayoral, then went to the Boys Club West-side Extension, where we had a similar midget basketball tournament and played the winning team there. The Dragons of the Santa Fe Club defeated the "Raiders" of the Westside Extension in th firsi game of a 2 out of 3 play-off. The winner will be the Boys Club City Midget Basketball Champions. We will run another midget basketball tournament near the end of the season.
BAKER JUNIOR HIGH
A btudent Assistance Program is being inaugurateu m Baker Junior High befool. Students from Lorptto Heights' College, and Regis College, working on avolunteer bas^, will 'meet with Baker children once a week beginning the latter part of February. The purpose of the program is to enable college students to work on an individual basis with children of the West Denvei community in an effort to motivate them toward better academic performance. Initially, the college students will pick up the children at their homes, go to Baker for an hour o/ conversation and tutoring in subject weaknesses, and then return the children to their homes. As they become acquainted there will be social activities, excursions into the greater community, and the development of fast friendships.
The orientation meeting for children, their parents, and the college students was February 16 at Baker, 7:30 p. m., in the auditorium and the lunch: room.
The Student Assistance Program is sponsored by the American Friends Service and it is financed by Denver's Wai on Poverty.
Four ninth grade boys from Baker Junior High are preparing for the annual Optimist Club Speech Contest. They are David Escobeda, Buz Perez, Robert Montoya and Michael McClendon. The boys have to write and memorize a five minute speech. The title for the speech is Optimism Youth's Greatest Asset.
The date of the club contest is February 22. At that time, one of the boys will be
West High School
New faces can be seen in West High halls as three new faculty members take ihe places of Coach Jack Girtin, wno went to Lincoln High; M*. Wade Biggs, who now teaches at Merrill Junior High, Mrs. Sharon Niblock, who leaves West to perform the duties of a housewife and Mr. Joe Blottiier and Mr. Jack Lewis, both, of whom transferred to the new John F. Kennedy High School.
Taking the places of these teachers are Mis. Carol Boehm who comes to VV si from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Mrs. Bo~hm teaches two classes in physical science and two classes m general science.
In the fields of social studies and math# the new addition to the faculty is Mr. Larry
Founder's Day at Baker was February 3. Dessert was servea by the P-TA officers and luncheon was served in the cafeteria to th past presidents courtesy of Mr. Beardshear.
Our program was planned by--------------------- -------
ihere is a nice new trophy jvfrs. Sally Trujillo and Mrs. j song, dance, and comedy case almost completed m the Juanila Winterhalder( with Makers put on. hbrary' ,Ed Seeber, our shop- Bridge_ music teachei. present 1
Auraria Community Center
The High School Girls Club of Auraria Community Canter has been meeting eacn Thursday evening from 5'Uu to b:U0. The girls have been having lots of fun planning and preparing a meal which they eii joy together on Thursday evenings. The girls have shared the responsibilities of cooking and cleaning up and have enjoyed games and lots of conversation in between times. In the future this club group i? planning to have a swimming \ party, some judo lessons, and a slumber party.
Members of the group are Kathy Alire, Sarah Aragon, Rose Chavez, Ida Gallegos, Josie Lucero, Tina Lucero, Ida
Burnham who holdsl A. ana ivi. a. degrees. Mr Burnham comes to West from Kuns-miner Junior High, where he taught for 2 VSz years.
Miss Glenda Vander Meer* also teaching in the math department, comes to West from East High School where she previously taught. Miss Vander Meer has a Bachelor ot Arts degree, obtained from Colorado State College.
Two hundred ninth graders and their parents visited West High School Wednesday, Feb-ruary 2. According to Mr. Garrett, the purpose of the tour was to familiarize the prospective students and their parents with the building and different activities and traditions at West.
Department chairmen talked to the parents and explained the different fields of study offered. Administrative officials: greeted the visitors.
Members of the National Honor Society and student council served as guides. Students in the Home Economics* department prepared and served refreshments, and members of the pep club acted as baby sitters.
man, is building it and he has put in a nice interior and will even have lights to display all I the trophies the boys have won. | Thanks to the boys who have helped him with this.
One of the new projects in the shop is the construction of gun racks for the home. Some of the older boys who are hunters said that the racks would be a useful item for them so don't miss the opportunity to build a nice gun rack.
.AH the members of the Boys Club Choir went to the movie, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" Friday night, February 4, as a treat for singing at th same movie last month at the Boys Club benefit put on by the South East Denver Optimist Club. They did not get to see it the night they performed.
In the Game Room of the Boys Club there are two new pool tournaments that were started several weeks ago and already hav more than 50 boys entered. One is a "Ladr der" tournament for boys of
ages 13 through 17, which is served.
ing us with three acts from the coming All School Show. Corsages were presented to our | past presidents and to our wonderful office staff at Baker Junior High, who are always willing to help us.
Past presidents honored were: Hazel Chitwood1950-51 Edith Haring1959-60 Carmen Hodges1962-63 Juanita White1963-64 Dorothy Lindsay1964-65 Betty Bovee Dorothy Hart .'Mrs. Herbert Buskirk
Also present was Clara Wade from Nebraska, who is a guest at the home of Mrs. Thelma Vette.
ELMWOOD P-TA
Elmwood held its Board meeting on February 9th where plans were made for th regular meeting which will be on February 22 at 1:30 p.m. All parents are invited to attend the meeting which will be in Room 1. Refreshments will be
selected to participate in the ^da Montoya, Em-
district contest lly Moya# Dora Quintana, Mary
rrn 1 n 1 t I Quintana, and Juneau Rhym.
The annual Baker Junior 1 ,, . . , _
High All School Show was LH you sho^d Pass Aurana held February 9th and 10th. Community Center on Thurs-
rp, . , An c u i n. riay evenings and peek into
Tins' years All School Show u ,, ,,
* 1' r , , . . ihe Hall, you would see c
A-Go-Go featured outstanding x . ,
, ____, crowd of teenagers dancing
tnd comedy mum- , .
by the students. 31' playulg gamf' tc* imgit s just jazzy! Recently
GREENLEE the Lounge has sponsoreo
The Council ol Jewish Worn- some sP9cial events. On Jan en presented a play for Green- uary twentieth, the kids en
lee pupils on Wednesday, February 16, in a double assembly. The play "A Moon for
joyed the music of the "Ques tion Marks." 'The members o' the band were Robert Dixon,
th Princess" was enjoyed by | Manuel Garcia, Peppo Martin-approximately 600 boys and ez# and Monet Rhym. In spite
girls.
The Council of Jewish Worn en has presented plays foi Greenlee youngsters over a period of several years. All of these have been well presented and have been a happy experience for many pupils.
GREENLEE P-TA
The rummage sal conducted by the P-TA on February 9, was, in our estimation, a sue-, cessful venture. It served a t\yo-fold purpose. Not only was money earned for the P-TA treasury, but the project also indicated what could be done when a group of parents work together. Many things for the sale were donated by friends who did not live in our area and wjhprwere interested in our activities.
of snow and cold about sixty five teenagers had a wonderful time.
The Teen Lounge sponsored a Mexican dinner January twenty-seventh. The menu included tostadas, burritos, Spanish rice, enchiladas, and j bunuelos. Pete Aragon, Tina Herrera, Adeline Perez, Delia Perez, Jimmy Sailas, Juanita Valdez, Wayne Vasquez, and Dianne Vigil planned and helped prepare the dinner. They had some adult assistance-Mrs. Aragon, Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Leyba, and Mrs. Lucero.
The Teen Lounge plans to have a swimming party soon at Celebritv Lanes. Tn the
ST. ELIZABETH'S
On February 16 there was a P-TA program at St. Elizabeth's. Mrs. Marie Conway was chairman of entertainment. A skit was given, showing an ideal family breakfast and one showing the way breakfast really in the morning. A barber shop quartet .also, performed, and several dance numbers were, done. . *
A bake sale was held Sun^-day, February 13.
FAIRMONT
Mrs. Lager and Mrs. Dwyer, past presidents of Fairmont School P-TA, enjoyed a lovely, luncheon at Fairmont's Foun ders Day program. Attending;, were Mrs. Sylvia Morrow, oldest past P-TA president, Mr~.. Zike, Mrs. Winterhalder, Mf .-Gillilcmd, and special guess' Mrs. Shelley Rhym. Also at- -tending was a representative from the P-TA County Council.-
Mrs. Morrow's son is teaching in Africa under the Peace'? Corps.
ST. CAJETAN
All plans have been completed at St. Cajetan School! for their Annual Winter Carnival. It will be held in the* church hall beginning at 3 p-m. each day on Saturday*. February 19 and Sunday, February 20. All types of booths will be featured. Mexican Food will be served and will be available for take out orders* The children of St. Cajetan are selling raffle chances on a coL-or T.V. The chances are 25c or 5 for $1.00. There will be a Saturday giveaway of $25.0tT and on Sunday, the color TV.
paring thev hone to have a hav The public Is invited. The ride, and sometime soon they 'church hall is on the comer of plan a panel discussion. 9th and Lawrence:


February, 1966
Six vehicles (4 on W. 7th Avenue, 2 in a driveway north of W.t 7th Avenue) in a jam, waiting, for a long light at W. 7th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive.
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FIRST AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN
First Avenue Presbyterian Church elected elders at the an-1 nual meeting of the congrega | iion held in January. AmonQ thoy^ elected are Frank Coriry, cm attorney with offices at West 8 th Avenue and Galapago, $ Marshall White, 230 Galapago, Roy Winterhalder, 226 West 3rd Avenue, and Irene Sharp, formerly with Douglas Optical Co. at West 8th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive.
WESLEY METHODIST
, '-"The regular monthly meeting of the All Church Fellow-. ship of Wesley Methodisi Church was held at the church Sunday evening January 30; 1966.
A pot luck supper was enjoyed by the group, which consisted of 31 members present. Mr. and Mrs. Harold K. Nee lands were hosts for the ev erring. /' '
After a short business meeting, colored slides of Coldradc vacations and other interesting subjects were shown by Mr. Neelands.
several projects to improve equipment and use of the church facilities. She urges ail members and friends to join with this fine group for an enjoyable evening, the last Sunday of each month.
- The next meeting will be held on bunaay evening, February 27th.
If you do not have a church .home, you are cordially invited to come and visit at any time. The welcome mat is always out.
FIRST MENNONITE
The Hesston College A Cap-pella Choir wui present a sacked concert at the First Men-ionite Ghurcn, hdo Delaware,
, on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. The 39 Voice choir is making a weekend tour of several Col-oraao churches. Included in me program are three groups of anthems: God, Adoration and Praise; Christ's Passion and Recreation,* Work of the Spirit. The public is invited to attend the concert.
- T his visit by the choir is oi special interest to the Ruperto Guedea family, 425 W. Second Avenue, since Mrs. Gue-dea's sister, Lois Bixler of Elkhart, Indiana, will be singing in the choir. She is a freshman at Hesston College.
ALIANZA
The Spanish Evangelical Churches of Denver are holding Their Third .Annual Brotherhood Dinner on February 18 THE
New Pet At Neighborhood House
Neighborhood House, located at West 12th Avenue and Mariposa, is the oldest day center in the state. Because of the recognized" need for day c$re in th area, Neighborhooa House provides care at less than cost, with the United Way making up the difference. Mr. Roy Cyr, the Director, reported that the members of the Board of the center recently bought a TV with money- from th memorial fund. Money from this fund has also been pledged for new toys. The center can use good second-hand wheel toys and puzzles which people-plan to discard.
The center is currently being used by Presbyterian Hospital^ to give nurses in training the chance to observe well children for a day at a time.
Residing at Neighborhood House is an angora guinea pig, called a '/skinny pig" by some f the boys. and girls. Mr. Cyr explained that preschoolers leam best about things by actual experience with them. They hold and* pel the animal to Team what the guinea pig is? like.
BOOK REVIEWS
Byers Neighborhood Library
W. 7th Ave. and Santa F Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 2-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. 12 noon and 1-5:30 p. m. Closed Wednesdays.
ALL AROUND THE HOUSE Heloise Cruse
Heloise rides again! That oracle of household management has a new collection of tips on everything from cleaning and cooking to a way of resurfacing the driveway. Before giving up on some knotty problems, consult Heloise. For easy reference these helpful hints are arranged alphabetically.
THE STROKE OF SEVEN Robert Wade
Coloradoans will be particularly fascinated by this rousing story of a break in our nuclear defenses, since the climatic action occurs in the hollowed out mountain in Colorado Springs which houses NORAD. Sabotage, suspense and smopth planning add up i to a tense, gripping novel.
YES I CAN Sammy Davis, Jr.
The famous Negro entertainer relives his life with its struggles and triumphs as he Wrestles with- religion, marital difficulties, automobile accidents and professional problems as o man rather than as a membei of any particular race. Tremendously vital and absorbing glimpses of a lively and candid person.
THE MIND READERS /^-Margery Allingham
International spies, import-ant government officials and Scotland Yard all tangle together in a glorious jumble when .confronted with clever boys and their **iggy tube/*; a device for extra-sensory perception. Mystery with a dash of suspense; suspense With a : lew grains pf scienpe. fiction-alj combine foi a tasty dish these dark winter nights.
RECORDER
WEST SIDER PURCHASES BUSINESS
Amost fifty persons attended an open house Sunday, February 6th, from 2 till 4 p.m. in the Empire Building at 16th and Glenarm Streets. The open house was an occasion of refreshments and prizes for the Shaw Beauty Shop, which was recently acquired by Mrs. Esther G. Recek, long time resident of our West Side. Mrs. Recek has worked at Shaw; foj over eleven years.
Many West Siaers attended the opening, inciuaing Mr. and Mrs. Artnur Serumgard. Alsc on hand to assist was her son Robert Jr. at the coffee and punch stand where golden cake- was served. Mrs. Rose Recek, daughter-in-law, distributed various samples of beauty aids, while Mrs. Recek's daugh-, ier Gloricr Gay handled th6 guest book. Meanwhile husband Robert Sr. was shopping pictures of the occasion. Also on hand were her two grand Children, Artie, age 4, and Linda, age 7, happily partaking oi cake and punch.
The Shaw Beauty Shop has been completely redecorated jby Mrs. Recek.. For the benefit of patrons, Shaw Beauty Shop will be open daily with the. exception of Tuesday and Sunday.
To one of our West Siders, in her new venture as owner, we offer our heartiest congratulations and fervent hope for success.
ANNE'S CELEBRATES 29th YEAR
Anne Molten, owner and operator of Anne's Beauty Salon, 971 Santa Fe Drive, celebrated her 29th year of business at the same location January 15. The shop has been remodeled several times since it first opened its doors in 1937, and can boast of having up to date equipment and well experienced operators. Mrs. Fay Ne.rq, who works with Mrs. Molien, has been at Anne's 'thirteen years. Coffee is served each customer.
She -invites all the ladies in the'West Side to visit the shop and have a cup of coffee. The phone number to Anne's Beauty Salon is 244-5604.
SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN The Citizens' Scholarship Foundation ,of Denver, Inc., began a drive for contributions this month. This campaign is to raise money for scholarships to hej.p students in the top two-thirds of their. class?. The scholarships are for students planning to go to, vocational, technical, nursing and trade schools as well as for those planning to go to college. Contributions may be sent to Mrs. Mary Ann Grfstofano, 4935 Gray Street, Denver, 80212.
DISTRICT 9 MEETING District 9 of the West Side Improvement Association will meet Saturday, February 26, 1966,. at 2 p. m. at th First Avenu Presbyterian Church, 120 West 1st Avenue.
. District. 9 is,.Jhe-area west of Broadway, .South, of West 3rd Avenue, east of ,Elati, and north, of West 1st' Avenue.
EDITOR I A L
It would seem from appearances that the traffic lights on W. 7th Avenue at Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath Street are not timed for the most efficient flow of traffic. Immediately we would admit that we are not well acquainted with the working and timing of traffic lights. However we have been under the impression that, traffic lights are installed at corners where both streets are sufficiently busy to warrant them. Therefore if 7th Avenue is busy enough to need o light at these two comers, why must one wait so lone for the light to change?
Most of the times we have waited at these lights, we have had to wait longer than before there was a light. Of course it is safer to have a light than to leave it up to the individual driver to decide when it is safe to enter, an intersection. But we do wonder how' much safer a light is, if. it is so slow in changing that drivers get tired of waiting and go through anyway as has happened sev-
REPORT ON FAIR HOUSING CONFERENCE
Mary Chavez of 1361 Mariposa Street last week went to New York, City as a represent/ tative of Denver's War On Poverty, Inc., to attend a conference on Fair Housing which will plan a national convention later p£{ in the. spring.1 Although she was in New York while it was having its worst snow storm, she'tells us that she found the| city majestic, beautiful, and exciting p) While there, Mary visited the United Nations and barely missed a Security Council meeting.
Forty to sixty cities were in vited to attend to outline and discuss how the OEO can assist and help persons living in sub standard housing. Plans are also being made to help persons now living in racial ghettos to take advantage of,the opportunity to move out' oi these ghettos. This is especially important to us here in Denver and Colorado since we have one of the strongest Fair Housing laws in the country.
The Metro Fair Housing Center is located at 504 Interstate 'Trust Building, 16th -and Lawrence Street, and will attempt to assist persons to find better housing. The office is open from 10. .a, m.: to 1 p. m. but people may telephone dt any time. The phbne number 4s" 534^6804.
eral times, we hear. While we ao not condone breaking the law, no matter how exasperating, we also believe that very few people drive through a red light after they have stopped and waited on it, unless they /believe it is broken or else they get tired of .waiting a seemingly unreasonable length of time for'it to change.
We also realize that Santa Fe and Kalamath are busier than 7th Avenue and therefore the green light should be longer for them than for 7th Avenue. We are just wondering if it has to be as long as it is. It certainly seems longer than the lights on 3rd Avenue at Santa Fe and Kalamath, which seems to us to be a similar circumstance: Maybe there is a very good and logical reason for why these lights are timed this way. If there are good reasons we want to hear them and if there aren't/any, then we would like to see a change for a better flow of traffic at these lights.
DRUGS AND DRIVING
Everyone knows the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Not so many know -how some drugs may threaten driving safety. But still fewer know that the combined effects of drugs end glcohol may be exceedingly dangerous.
The combined results may be much more dangerous to health and to highway safety than effects of either the alcohol or the drugs .alone.
The old adage, "If you drive, don't drink," is still good. But here are some additional rules that may save your lifeor the other fellow's:
.1: If you are ill see your doctor.
2. If your doctor prescribes drugs, ask him about driving while on the medication.
3. If you drink, don't drive; but ask your doctor about the combined effects of alcohol, and any medicine he prescribes.
4. Don't ask your druggist to violate the law by selling dangerous drugs without a prescription, and don't buy from one who will.
5. Don't allow filling station or truckstop operators to sell you any drugs. These operators may be good mechanics for your -automobile or truck, but your booty is a: much more ^l^ablr-cni4 delicatemachine.
The president of the organization is Mrs. Robert C. Recek, and the group has taken on