West side recorder, April, 1966

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Volume 2, Number 12
West Siders will vote on having an insp action by the Department ot Health and Hospitals in the area north of West | 8th Avenue, ihe meeting for the vote will be held at Au-raria Community Canter, 1178! Mariposa on May 4 at 7:30 p. m.
An outside inspection has already occurred in the area south of West 8th Avenue and east of Santa Fe, following a vote at a meeting held in April, 1964. In February, 1966, residents and property owners in West Side Improvement Association Districts 6 and 8 voted to extend inspection west As a result of inspections in your neighborhood, you may be asked to perform any of the following fix-up chores:
Clean your yard of rubbish and trash.
Store building materials in an acceptable manner.
Remove abandoned vehicles.
Remove animals creating unsanitary conditions.
Provide fly-tight and rodent-proof trash and garbage containers.
Provide effective door and window screens.
Repair exterior walls, foundations, roofs, porches, etc., if needed.
If needed, repair or provide raih gutters and downspouts.
Repair or demolish outbuildings.
Repair or remove dilapidated fences. >
Make exterior electrical repairs.
Repair outside stairs and sidewalks, if unsafe.
Provide protective paint where needed.
Provide an acceptable incinerator.
Cut and remove weeds.
This list is not all-inclusive. Other conditions may exist which would be called to your attention.
Published Monthly
April, 1966
Westside Action Council Planning Committee Sets Meetings, Elections
War on Poverty meetings COUNCIL TO BE ELECTED
District 4 of the West Side Improvement Association will meet Tuesday, April 26, at 7:30 p. m. at the Apostolic Faith Church, 1000 Kalamath, to discuss the proposed outside inspection of all property north of West 8th Avenue. A representative of the Housing Section, Department of Health and Hospitals, will be present to answer questions.
District 4 includes the area north of West 8th Avenue, west of Santa Fe Drive, south of West .12th Avenue and east of the railroad tracks and east of South Lincoln Park Homes. Others living north of West 8th Avenue who have not had the chance to discuss the proposed inspection are also welcome.
will be held in each of the five census tracts in the West Side during the week of May 9. These meetings will be to introduce candidates for the West Side Action Council and to encourage people to become candidates. The purpose for the Council will be explained and the election procedures will be described.
People living in Census Tract 18 attend the meeting at the Mennonite Youth Center, 430 W. 9th Avenue, at 7:30 p. m Tuesday, May 10. At that same time, those in Census Tract 19 attend a meeting at Auraria Community Center, 1178 Mariposa. People in Census Tract 12 have their meeting at St. Elizabeth's School, 1020 W. 11th Street, May 12, at 7:30 p. m. Those living in Census Tracts 20 and 21 will be notified later as to time and place of meeting.
For further information about these, call the West Side Improvement Association, 244-3301._______________________
Don't Forget To Collect Food Sales Tax Refund
Anyone who lived in Colorado la a tv..year. i& .entitled, to claim a refund for sales tax paid on food, whether or not he pays state income tax. People on Welfare, Pension or Social Security should be sure to get their refund of $3.50 per person.
For forms for the refund or for more information, contact the Revenue Department, State Capitol Annex, Denver, phone 825-9061.
Don't fight that seasonal urge yourselier accomplish all kinds to improve your surroundings of home improvements, this spring! After all, it's a riot- All of these books may be
ural thing to want to make something, or repair it, or even just clean it up. Everywhere we look we find examples of just such practicesthe birds are busy building and re-building nests, the early flowers glory in their fresh appearance and the trees are renewing themselves with fresh green new leaves. Why shouldn't we fall into line and get busy, too?
If In doubt about where to start, why not try the Public Library? Byers Branch, on the corner of Santa Fe and 7th Avenue, has many books standing by to help in such projects. There are books on building plans for patios, barbecues and the like, books on painting and wallpapering, on gardening and even on how to plan a redecorating job on that problem room. For short, practical tips on cleaning and refurbishing all manner of things, try Heloise's latest collection. Clear instructions and step-by-step diagrams help the do-it-

taken home free by any Denver resident who has registered for a Denver Public Library card.
Byers Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday trom 2 to 5=30 p. m. Saturdays it is open from 10 a. m. to noon and from 1 p m. to 5:30 p. m, Wednesdays and Sundays it is closed.
A few oi the books just waiting for you and your projects include:
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF ROSES by F. F. Rockwell and Esther C. Grayson.
Christine De Leon of 1129 West 13th Avenue is the neighborhood representative for the Mother and Infant Care Center at 1168 Mariposa Street right next door to the Auraria Community Center.
Many neighborhood businessmen have probably already met Christine. Recently she has been1 contacting them to tell them about the Center.
The purpose of the. Center is to provide medical care for expectant mothers. Those interested in contacting Christine for more informatioh should call 255-8011 between 8 and 9 each rtioming.
Expectant mothers who want an appointment at the Center should call 244-6969 ext. 471
Residents14 to be elected Each of the five census tracts in the West Side will hold elections May 24 to choose representatives. The number of representatives to be elected from each area depends upon population. Any number of candidates may run. No candidate may bear the label of a political party or any organization. Party officers or public office holders may not run.
If you are a resident of the West Side (18 years of age or older) you may become a candidate by picking up or sending for an official petition available at 768 Santa Fe Drive (the West Side Improvement Office). Have six residents of your census tract sign the petition and return it to the same address. Final filing date is May 13. However, immediate filing is encouraged.
All Council members will serve without pay, but they will have jobs important to their neighborhoods.
Agency Representatives
7 to be elected
For the whole area, which covers five census tracts, seven representatives of local schools, churches, and serial- -agencies-* will be elected. The same candidates will be on the ballot in each polling place. A nominating committee will list fourteen candidates.
1. Select Westside representatives to serve on the board of Denver's War on Poverty, Inc.
2. Serve as the agent of Westside residents in the operation of War on Poverty programs (Neighborhood Youth Corps, Headstart, etc.)
to handle all funds to hire staff to set policies to arrange for evaluation of projects
3. Evaluate the needs of the Westside and work with neighborhood agencies, organizations and residents in finding ways of meeting such needs and obtaining funds for such projects.
4. Review, approve or disapprove, and work for implementation of all programs financed by the Office of Economic Opportunity or any other agency within the Westside.
5. Establish the budget for the staff and other expenses of the Community Action Council. The funds to he expended by the Council will be requested from Denver's War on Poverty.
On May 24, West Side residents will elect representatives from their neighborhoods to begin action on area needs and to supervise existing area projects. This 21 member ACTION COUNCIL will be the first such group formed in Denver.
An elected planning committee says the COUNCIL is founded on the idea that those who live in the neighborhood have firsthand knowledge ot area needs and personal interest in taking care of them. Therefore, all residents, 18 years of age or older, are eligible to vote. There are no voter registration or length of residence requirements.
Any resident, 18 years of age or older, except public office holders or officials of political parties, may be a candidate.
All candidates will be introduced io their neighborhood residents at census tract meet- ings and will be given 500 handbills for their use.
I ELECTED PLANNING COMMITTEE MAKES ALL POLICY DECISIONS The plants for the election of the ACTION COUNCIL were worked out by your Planning Committee. This committee was elected... by the neighborhood residents who attended meetings March 21, 22, and 23 In each of the five census tracts. The committee met five times and made the decisions on the election and purposes and powers of the ACTION COUNCIL. Your committee wants everybody to participate in electing a strong council to get things going on the West Side. Planning Committee members are:
Mrs. Barbara Anderson 10 Lipan Street Frank Clay 1314 W. 10th Avenue Walter Cunningham 656 Kalamath Street Edward Dorrence 701 Galapago Street Miss Anna Forsythe 30 W. 12th Avenue Mrs. Emma Forsythe 30 W. 12th Avenue Mrs. Carmen Hodges 1114 Mariposa Street Miss Pat Kulp 35 Fox Street Mrs. Dorothy Lindsay 244 Cherokee Street Albeif Moore 1201 Cherokee Street John Padilla 1036 W. 10th Avenue Bernard Trujillo 722 Elati Street Mr. and Mrs. Regino Valdes 1101 Lawrence Stree*
The Wesley Methodist Church is sponsoring a rummage sale which will be held May 2, from 8 a. m. to 4 p.,m. at the rummage room -located at 820 West 8th Avenue.
The deadline for signing up for tHe Medicare medical coverage has been extended by Congress to May 31., persons over 65 who have not yet signed up for the program mav contort iV9 Social Security Office r*-'vn 1412 in the Federal Builiing.

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the Recorder
April 1966
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.
Mrs. Rose Recek of 571 Gal-apago and her sister, Mrs. Doris De Leon of 640 Galapago were the hostesses for their sister Miss Mary Martinez oi 25th and Federal. Miss Martinez wishes to thank all hej friends for the wonderful gifts she received at the bridal shower.
Jimmy Martinez of 3230 Raritan Street has enlisted in the Marine Corps. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Pacheco of 1253 Lipan Street. Jimmy left April 1st for San Diego, California.
Mrs. Bobby Deter of 3230 West Colorado Avenue entertained Mrs. May Day and her intimate friends at a birthday dinner in Her honor. After a most bountiful dinner all joined to make {he most memorable and "Happy Birthday" for May Day.
Mrs. Lulu Ypunf pf 241 Inca Street had a ^vftit from her grandfather N61& Robinson of TrinicLad, Colorado.
Mrs. Dorothy Fritts, 1427 Mariposa" Street'was reported being in a cdnid at Beth Israel Hospital,
. Mrs. Lucia' Gorriian of 1348 Navajo Street returned March 14 from a. two weeks visit with friends and relatives in Albu* querque, New Mexico.
Mrs. Marda SimmOns of 1219 W. 13th Avenue is home again after two weeks at Beth Israel Hospital for a check up.
Mrs. Velva Farrow of 1114 West 13th Avenue has been retired from the St. Paul Insurance Company April 1. Mrs. Farrow was a telephone operator and receptionist for the company for 12 years. The company gave Mrs. Farrow a luncheon at the Albany Hotel. She was presented with a Money Tree. Mrs. Farrow is happy about her retirement and now can pursue her many hobbies.
Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Car-lucci of 1251 Galapago are both sick in bed with the flu.
Mary Elizabeth Quintana oi 1223 Lipan Street broke her leg last Christmas when she visited her parents. She is doing real nicely and won't have to have an operation. Miss Quintana is -with the Job Corps in Los Angeles, California.
New Group Formed For Older People
The Social Security and Medicare Council was formed at' a meeting held at the First Avenue Presbyterian Church on March 23. This group has been established so that older people- can come together to talk about common problems. More information can be obtained from the president, Everett Dobson, of 237 West Irvington Place, whose phone number of 733-7942. Mr. Gilbert Bonnell, 108 Delaware,, is vice-president.
Free High School Diploma Available
Right now anyone over 2i years of age Can enter classes at Baker Junior High School, meeting on Monday and Wednesday from 7 p. m. to 9 p. m.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pace oi £ Ro SI T*13 ^ 11
647 Kalamath spent the first!fr?e',al! P,^1
Mr. Henry Schonborg of 1248 Lipan Street and his nephew Mr. Allen Larsen took a trip to Grand Canyon, April 1st. Mr. Larsen is in the navy and
week of spring in Oklahoma visiting Mrs. Pace's relatives.
Mr. Leopoldo Ortiz of 1314 Lipan Street won the first prize bowling at the Recreation Center.
Mr. Edward Fresquez of 1219 Lipan Street was home sick with the flu for a week. He is now back at work.
Emma Hodapp, formerly of 1275 Kalamath, j was injured seriously in an auto accident about a month ago. She is n9W convalescing in the Littleton Manor Nursing Home at 5822 South Broadway.
Mrs. Ernest Conway of 1430 Lipan Street is preparing for the wedding of her sister. Miss Genevieve Wiboni of Pueblo. She is also doing typing arid other work in her home in her spare time. Her1 phorie number is 244-7189.
who did not finish high school and want to get their high school equivalency diploma.
There are many reasons for finishing your high school work: to advance on your job, to help your children with their school work, to get a job, etc.
The classes at Baker are free. Books, paper and pencils are included. Each person gets individual help from books that start where they now are and go at their own speed until they finish.
To register or to get more information call 777-9676 or come to Baker Jr. High, 6th and Fox, Room 111 on Monday or Wednesday.
By Robert Carlyle Recek
When the last snows of winter have faded. away and the air -is warm| and sunny then we know that spring in all its sweetness is just around the comer. Many springs have faded into summers and many summers into fall and then winters, and all of a sudden we in our house find that too many seasons have passed by and our little girl who a long time ago I called Butch, has
ti irip APT grown up and shall depart for
IV1U3IV* IN 1 l\Mv I 1 college next September. A West
Thomas Sepulveda Jr., 22, of Side girl all her mcmy days of 471 South Otis Street, a grad- growing up, Gloria Gay attend-uate of West High School and ec^t schools of Greenlee, he is with the U S. S. Wasp, of Colorado State College in Fairmont, Baker, Byers, ana Mrs. Charles Olson and Mrs. Greeley, will receive his Mas- last ihat great mgh
ter's Degree in June from East-, school who has taught so many man School of Music of the countless boys and girls before University of Rochester, New her time. West High School-
Henry Schonborg spent a day recently with Mrs. Mary Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schonborg spent Friday, March 25 with Mr. and Mrs. Earl White.
Jody Herrera of 1219 Lipan Street had a birthday party at his home to celebrate his 11th birthday. There were 14 boys and girls at the party. They were served ice cream and cake. His grandmother Ethel Rendon was a special guest Mrs. Rendon's birthday was on the 5th of April and she was 1A years, young...
Mrs. C. R. Higginbotham of 740 Kalamath Street was in Porter's Sanitarium With a broken leg. She is improving very well considering the injury she had received.
Mr. M. M. Churchill of 1209
While a student at Eastman School of Music, for the pasi two years, Tom has also been playing under contract with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
This summer Tom will be playing the position of princi-
We as parents have been honored to attend Back to School nights, choirs, and so many other activities I am sure we shall miss them. Now they shall become very special foi they shall forever be retained in our memory scrap book. Yes, the last shows of winter
pal string base player with the, melted away as the
newly formed Colorado Phil- \ of time are forever
harmonic Orchestra at Ever- changing into seasons past, green, Colorado. Starting in our present, and the future-
September, Tom has signed a contract to play with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra oi Cleveland, Ohio.
Tom is the son of Reverend I Thomas Sepulveda, pastor of the First Spanish Methodist
Lipan Street is home from. the |^ Church, and of Mrs. Sepul-hosiptal. He is still not feeling !v.eda a. teacher with the Den-ioo well. ., iver Public Schools.
Although this June shall find the sky more blue and birds upon the wing more cheerfully than any summer before, my wife Esther and I shall stand tall and point with pride to our little girl now grown up and so very proud of herself upon this her graduation day from West High School
Harry Johns, 839 Inca, passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital Friday, April 1. Mr. Johns would have been 83 on April 9. He was bom in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He and his wife Mabel were married in Laramie, Wyoming September 30, 1907. They came to Denver soon after their marriage. They lived most of those years in the West Side. Mr. Johns was Director of District 3 of the West Side Improvement Association. His funeral services were held at the Chapel of the Angels on April 5, 1966 and he was interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery. He is survived by two sons, Phil of Oroville, California and Harry of Denver, two granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.
Charles Leibundgut a retired pastry cook passed awa^ March 11 at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was the brother oi Margot Serumgard and lived for 43 years on the West Side. He resided at 1337 Inca and at 1247 Lipan Street. He is survived by five sisters and many nephews and nieces. He learned his trade in Switzerland and worked for Baur's in Denver and the Waldorf Astoria m New York City and the Stanley Hotel in Colorado Springs.
The son of a West Side resident died recently in Viet Nam. Marine Pfc. Fred Horton, 18, was the son of Billy Horton of 411 West 6th Avenue. He was a. member of Company 1, 3rd Battalion Tst Marine Regiment. He died of wounds received at Quang Ngai. Besides his father he is survived by his moth-e Mrs. Lois Sanderson of Michigan, a brother, two sisters and two stepbrothers.
Mrs. Bessie Propp passed away April 5th. She was the niece oi Mr. Frank Gumma oi 438 Inca Street. Mrs. Propp is survived by a son Robert Moor head and a daughter Mrs. Dorothy Atkinson and many cous ins, nephews and nieces. She was buried from the Capitol Mortuary's Chapel of Chimes and was buried at the Fair-mount Cemetery. Mrs. Propp was an old-time resident of the West Side.
Senior Citizen? Club
Angel fbod cake and white ice cream topped with green cher-Iries was the dessert served the nineteen members present at the March 15 meeting of Lincoln Park Senior Citizens Club. iMrs. Elsie Lillienthal decorated the tables with Irish harps and | green and white flowers in honor of St. Patrick's Day, and the hostesses, Mrs. Anna Mims |and Mrs. Clara Vanciel, wore green head bands and serving aprons. A short business session was followed by a do-it-yours'elf program. Several of the ladies had5 brought hats which they renovated and remodeled under the direction of Mrs. Helen Johnson, a former milliner.
A real touch of comedy was introduced by John Johansen who appeared wearing a wide brimmed hat trimmed with fringe and flowers and declared in a squeaky falsetto that he was Mrs. Peabody and, "1 want some help fixing up my hat."
On April 5, twenty-one members and eleven guests sat down at flower trimmed tables for the Easter pot-luck dinner oi the Lincoln Park Senior Citizens Club. Served buffet style, plates were Heaped with baked ham and a wide variety of foods prepared and contributed by the members. Especially noteworthy were the home made pies that completed the meal. The guests included Mrs. Bessie Fink, Mrs. Mary Dorsey, Mrs. Rachel Lowe, Mr. Charles D. Gilbert, and the staff of the Auraria Community Center.
The after dinner program was conducted by Mrs. Dorothy Weiss. Using her excellent collection of colored slides, Mrs. Weiss gave a vivid and highly informative talk on. portions of Japan, Hong Kong, Ceylon, and the Holy Land visited by herself and her husband, Rev. Henry L Weiss, on their round-the-world trip in 1964.
The American GI Forum, Mile High Chapter held a Turkey Dinner on April 2, with 80 persons attending. Proceeds from this dinner will go towards a scholarship to the queen and frophies to be given to ten girls participating in the Mile Hi Annual Queen Contest.
. The annual coronation will be Held April 23, 1$66, at 3rd and Acoma. The queen contest will be from 7 to 9 and dancing from 9 to 1. Tickets may be obtained at the door for $3.00 per couple or in advance by calling James Maestas, at 477-1124. The girls will be judged on Beauty, poise and personality, talent and speech. We can assure that you will enjoy this beauty pageant and coronation ball.
Camp Set For Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Children
The Colorado Diabetes Association, an affiliate of the Mile High United Fund, will conduct its eighth annual camp for diabetic children June 15 to June 28.
The camp, to be held at Camp Chief Ouray at Granby is open to both boys and girls ages 7 to 15. The diabetic children will be integrated with non-diabetic boys and girls to give them every opportunity for a normal camp experience.
The cost for the two-week period is $95.00, which includes room, board and the recreational program. Parents who can pay only part may do so and in cases where parents can pay nothing we will finance the children through other means.
For literature concerning the camp and eamperships write the Colorado Diabetes Association, 1375 Delaware Street, Denver, Colorado 80204.

April, 1966
Pag Three
School : Youth Activity : Recreation
The Greenlee P-TA held its annual Father and Son meeting on April 20 at the school. This meeting is always thoroughly enjoyed by both boys and dads and is anticipated by all.
There were no long, dry speeches. The auditorium program was devoted to entertainment, which was furnished by a group from West High School. Some delicious refreshments followed.
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reading is boosted
Two new mobile classrooms are being placed on the Greenlee School grounds as part of the program to boost learning opportunities for boys and girls under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. These units will be used specifically in the reading area, and will come equipped with all the necessary books and materials, and also a teacher.
Fifteen pupils at a time, selected for having certain reading difficulties, will meet with the specialist teacher for a half day session for a period of eight weeks. Previous pilot programs have demonstrated that with this kind of concentrated effort pupils make significant gains in their reading ability. This is an excellent opportunity for Greenlee youngsters to get some real help.
Greenlee is one of four elementary schools to have re ceiyed the services of a full time guidance counselor on an experimental. hasis.. It has been felt for some time that elementary schools should have suCh service, and that much help could be given to pupils who were having difficulty adjusting -to school aca demically and otherwise.
The counselor at Greenlee is Mrs. lone Holeman, who up to this time has been a sixth grade teacher in the school. She has served at Greenlee for twelve years, has a' Master's degree in the field of guidance, and through her years ol teaching has evidenced a strong interest in the welfare of the boys and girls in our community. We at Greenlee feel that we are indeed fortunate to have this type of service made available to us through such a competent person.
The air was full of excitement last week, as the boys and girls in Mr. Summers' sixth grade class awaited our four seahorses form Florida (Air mail. Special Delivery).
The Sea Horse is one of nature's .most fascinating creatures. It has the head of a horse and the tail of a monkey. The Dwarf Sea Horse swims by means of tiny fins on its back and head. It often swims in an upright position and "bucks" like a stallion. The Sea Horse "rolls its eyes'' like a real horse, and is able to grasp objects with its strange "prehensile" tail. The tail oi the Sea Horse is vital to the existence of this creature. Being a slow swimmer, the Dwari Sea Horse feeds by attaching its tail to a convenient piece of coral and pecking at tiny microscopic fish that swim by.
Perhaps the strangest thing of all about the Sea Horses is the way they divide the nursery duties. The father Sea Horse has a pouch into which the mother Sea Horse lays hei eggs. There the eggs develop into baby sea horses and are bom from the father's pouch. The little ones are able to swim at once and must look out for themselves without further care from their parents.
The male Sea Horse courts the female by attaching his tail to a piece of coral directly next to her. He vibrates his fin to attract her. The female calmly eats tiny shrimp while the courtship progresses. Dwari Sea Horses can give birth all year round. Thirty or more babies are bom at one time Baby Sea Horses eat the same freshly hatched food that the j adult Dwarf Sea Horses eat The female deposits her eggs in the male, and Mr. Sea Horse actually becomes pregnant and gives birth to little Sea Horse babies. When in this state, the pregnant male floats on the top 'of the water with an en larged pouch. At times three1 or four babies will take a ride on the father's head.
Anyone is welcome to stop by and see our Sea Horses.
Sixth Grade Class, Room 202
Baker Junior High
The ninth grade class at Baker Junior High is presenting the first annual Hullabaloo on April 28th at 7:30 p. m. in the school auditorium.
The show promises to be an evening filled with a great variety of entertainment, featured popular stars of today. Musical selections will range from Broadway show tunes to today's hit songs.
The cast will include such vocalists as Irene Herrera, Arlene Lacrue, Peggy Salaz, Cleo
Martinez and Janine Miltenber-, . , . f f
ger. A new, up-and-coming MfQSf HlCffl School combo, the "Rezalb Liarts" will I be on hand, along with the
Rekab Dancers," "Vida and the Raiders," and "The Rainmakers." Several extraordinary folk groups include "Anthony and The Lindas,"
Donna and Dave and "The
Younger Generation." This were three West Siders:
partments presented an Easter assembly. Winner of the weeklong competition was the 9th graders, with the 7th graders coming in a lose second.
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Tie directors of the Student Council are preparing a tape recording to send to Denver's sister city, Takayma, Japan. On this tape fhey will describe our school, fads, activities, and projects. Mayor Currigan will take the tape when he visits Takayma later this spring.
St. Cajetan
St Cajetan School will hold open house on Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 5 p. m. There will be displays of the work of the children, and the newly-painted rooms will also be shown. The P-TA will serve refreshments.
The reading project at St. Cajetan is continuing for another eight-week period beginning April 18. The program is provided by the Denver Public Schools through funds obtained from the federal government under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The Boys' Club at 8th and Santa Fe celebrated National
The West High School P-TA held elections for officers for the 1966-67 school year during its April 13 meeting. The new president-will be Mrs. R. J.
Copley, 6(j Soujh Bryant Boys' Qubs Week the week of rl!00 \lA!S xSS! to offices March 27th through April 2 , f __ ^rs. j with contests and activities ev-
show will present many of your j Florence Joe, 905 Mariposa as; ery cjay# Tommy Gomez walk-iavorite songs. There will be Corresponding Secretay; Mrs. ;ecj -^h most trophies qnly one performance on April, John Haring, 311 Elati Street |by being first in the "Bike Ro-
as Historian; and Mrs. Qif- deo," "Hobo Day" costume ford Gumm, 270 Galapago, as j competition, the "Easter Hat Treasurer. Parade" and then going to the
The meeting also featured I Easter Hat final and winning demonstrations and exhibits by | first place of the Boys Qubs the Home Economics Depart- in the city. Tommy was ment.
New staff for the 1967 West High RODEO will be Steve Teter and Bobbe Wells, sharing responsibilities as editor, and Paula Cifka, Joyce Lujan
26th at 7:30 p. m.
This is your chance to see and hear top performers and songs for only 50c a person.

April 12 was the Annual Meeting of Denver County P-TA which was held at Lincoln High. Six members of Baker's P-TA attended and enjoyed a delicious luncheon al the Old South Restaurant.
Plan to attend our School Community Day and see exhibits on display on Wednesday, April 27, 1966. Hours are 7 to 8 a. m. and 8=45 a. m. to 3:30 p. m.
awarded a ten speed bike. Eddie Padilla placed second in the city-wide Easter Hat competition and Max Salazar went to the finals having been in the top three at our club. Boy
When you are 3 or 4 years old everything you do teaches you something. These children are learning every day as they attend Head Start Centers in our neighborhood.
Two centers are at 228 Elati and 149 W. Bayaud. Here the children start their preparation for school and life.
A program of speech therapy and development is to be started later this month in Denver's HEAD START project, which is operated for disadvantaged pre-school children.
Robert E. Allen, Community Relations director for Denver's War on Poverty, Inc.,announced this week that a 13-week course will get under way March 28 at all the 43 HEAD START child development centers, where more than 1,500 children from low-income families are attending classes daily. Allen said all children who are found, after screening and evaluation, to have speech problems of either mental or physical origin, will receive whatever therapy that is believed likely to improve their condition. The new course will be in charge of Mrs- James B. Alford of Littleton, who has wide experience in this type of work. She begins preliminary work I on,the program this week.
. The Baker Junior High Student Council' sponsored a Trail-blazer week to promote school spirit. Activities were planned lor each day of the week. Competition between grades was held on the basis of participation in the activities. Schedule for the week was;
Monday An assembly was held to explain the week's activities. The contest of matching teachers' baby pictures with their names began. Baker pennants were on sale. Tuesday Teacher Appreciation Day. Students invited the teachers to a coffee hour before school. First period., each student council representative presented his teacher w'ith an apple. Students also washed the windshields of the teachers' cars. Wednesday Student Appreciation Day. Students wore clothes that clashed, and were allowed to wear granny dresses for this day only. A contest was held to se6 who was the "clashiest." Winners were Gary Tavis, boys, and Rachel Shaw, girls. During the lunch hours each grade squeezed as many students as possible inlto a square on the playground. The 7th graders were the winners of this contest. No homework was assigned oh this night.
ThursdayA social featuring the Cavaliers and the Elgins was held at 3:45 in the gym. The contest today was to see which grade could form the longest bunny-hop line. The 9th graders won.
FridayThe final day of this week was a dress-up day. The chorus and drama de-
Phil Soreide, Rick Leffingwell, j ^ ^e month was Jerry Car-Elizabeth Kerr, Nancy Horvath, j c*ona*
Rosie Rodriguez, G.o.ia Lopez, Saturday, April 2 was. the Susan Pacheco, Dorothy last day of National Boys' Chance, and Vicki Neighbors. Qubs Week and we had a West's Lariattes willserve as I kite contest. Gene Valdez won. hostesses on Visitation Day ,^le frphy the high-
April 27, as part of the Thir- Sst kite 5^ Paul T?Pia wo teenth Annual Public School's the trophy for making and Week, April 24-30. pamltmg the best looking,kite
During the observance the a ew citizens of West's community j
are. .invited to visit, during the The baseball team has been school day. Material done by practicing and have won: th^ir various classes will be exhib- first practice game, against,the ited in the mam hall. . ^ -d-
Refreshments will be served,} Churchill Owen Boys Quo
in the social room. >10 to 4.
To help the community with the traditional Spring Cleanup and Paint-up, the boys. pf the club are making "Please keep off the grass" signs ani fresh new house numbers in? both plastic and wood.
Boys who do not belong to
St. Elizabeth's
The children enjoyed their few days of Easter vacation.
They were delighted with the candy treat given to them upon their return to school.
Miss Eleanor Olguin is spon-
soring Volley Ball for the girls I ^ Boys Qub are welcome to. on Fridays at 3:30 p. m. and ... , . .
Softball on Saturdays at 1:30 come as vlsltors look l{ over
and see if they would like to*
join* on any Thursday with cc member.
p. m. Sister Mary Clare and Sister Martinelle are her assistants.

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Auraria Community Center
The Denver Housing Author- with facilities including multi-ity will construct a $240,0001 pie purpose room, arts and Community Center Building at crafts room, wood and metal
12t!h Avenue and Mariposa Street. The center, to be named the Auraria Community Center, will be operated by the old Auraria Center organization now located across the street from the new site. Total square footage will be 10,700 sq. ft.
workshop, library, club roqms, two classrooms, demonstration kitchen and offices.
Taking part in groundbreaking on April 1, 1966 were Mayor Tom Currigan, Eddie Eagan, and Thomas Connole.

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April* 1966
West Side Calendar
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.
Adult Education, Room 111, Baker Junior High, 7 p. m.
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.
Study Hall7:00-8:30 p. m. Welfare Training Center, 646 Delaware Street
Tuesday and Thursday 4-5:30 p, m. After school activities for grades 4 to 6 First Spanish Methodist Church
Study Hall-7:00-8:30 p. m. Lincoln Park Homes, 1438 Navajo Street
Wednesday and Friday 9-11:30 a. m. Pre-School, First Spanish Methodist Church
Adult Education Tutorial Program
St. Elizabeth's School 7:30 9:30 p.mi
Adult Night Fairmont Reo-recation Center
April 24 St. Cajetan School Open House, 2-5 p. m.
April 26Meeting, District 4# West Side Improvement Association at Apostolic Faith Church, 7:30 p m.
April 27Visitation Day, West High School
April 27 School Community Day, Baker Junior High
April 28 Baker Junior High Hullabaloo, 7:30 p. m.
May 2 Wesley Methodist Church rummage sale, 820 W. 8th Avenue
May 4 Meeting, West Side Improvement Association Districts 1, 3, 4, Auraria Community Center, 7:30 p. m.
May 4West P-TA Installation of officers, noon
May 10War on Poverty meeting for people living in Census Tract 18 at Mennonite Youth Center, 430 W. 9th Ave., 7:30 p. m.
May 10War on Poverty meeting for people living in Census Trad 19 at Auraria Community Center, 1178 Mariposa, 7::30 p. m.
May 12War on Poverty meet-for people living in Census Tract 12 at St. Elizabeth's School, 1020 W. 11th Street, 7:3.0 p. m.
May 18St. Joseph Elementary and High School P-TA installation
May 24Election for Westside Action Council
The WEST SIDE RECORDER must rely heavily oh vdlunteers in order to survivevolunteers to get the news, to edit the paper, to deliver the paper. It is an impressive feat for the RECORDER to continue this long on the strength Of the voluntary efforts of so many. We begin our third year of publication with the next issue.
One of the chores that must be done if you are to receive your paper is delivery. In this issue we take a bow in the direction of those who get! the paper to you in all kinds of weather. The following peo-1 pie in Census Tract 19, the area | north of West 8th Avenue and west of Kalamath, have taken the responsibility for getting the ; RECORDER to you: - - |
Joseph Gregory Jr.
James Gregory Mrs. Gloria Martinez and family .
Mr. Leslie Kalanquin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Serum-gard
Auraria Community Center (using Neighborhood Youth Corps workers Kathy Alire and Delores Apodaca)
In the next issue, more of our distributors will be listed. Tf, for some reason, ydu do not get your RECORDER, there are extra copies available at Auraria Community Center, Byers Library, The Hustler Printers, and West Side Improvement Association. The WEST SIDE RECORDER appears monthly, generally on the first Friday after the 15th, and is distributed that weekend.
Byers Book Reviews
By Francis Ames A warm, amusing family story of frontier Montana where the Cowboys from New England decide; to whip this new country down to their size tor grow up to match it.
A NEW YOU By Emily Wilkens Good grooming interests every young girl and this new guide is written in an attractive, positive manner that will inspire fresh efforts for charm and beauty.
BONDED FLEMING By Ian Fleming 007 rides again! A whopper of James Bond stories which you may have missed. THUN-DERBALL, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and FOR YOUR EYES ONLY are all present within these two covers.
The magic /formula of a young woman in distress in an exciting foreign setting is once more employed by Mary Stewart. This time Vanessa March, shocked by the sudden discovery. that her husband has been serving as a secret agent on his so-called business trips to the continent, plunges headlong into his mysterious affairs in Austria. The marvelously-trained horses of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and an exotic Austrian castle, figure prominently in this tale chock full of suspense.
Foster Homes Provided For Aged
Coordinated Services for the Aging, a new metropolitan-area project, is looking for senior citizens who would like to be placed in foster family homes and for families willing to share their homes with older adults.
The project, started in 1965 under a grant from the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, began placing older adults in fostei homes in November- Persons over 55 of any faith or culture are eligible for project services. The older adult's room and board are paid for from private or public funds available to him.
Since the needs and interest of each older adult are carefully matched with those oi a fostej family, many potential sponsors and older adults are needed to increase opportunities for good placement. Some older adults for instance, prefer placement in a particular town in the area ox in a home with a particular religious preference.
The idea of foster home care for older persons is based on social work findings that any person, old or young, benefits from family living.
Foster homes are chosen no! for their affluence, but for a warm, cheerful atmosphere.
Many older adults have resorted to institutional or boarding house accommodations, because no other f alternatives were available. Those mentally and physically able and willing to live in a family setting are being encouraged to apply for placement.
Further information on the project can be obtained from Coordinated Services for the Aging, 1620 Meade Street, Denver, Colorado 80204 (telephone 825-2190, extension 270).
KRMA To Give Dog Obedience Programs
An eight-week television pro gram covering basic dog obedience training will be presented on KRMA-TV (Channel 6) in cooperation with our Denver 4-H Club Program; and Colorado State University. The new educational series started Tues day evening, April 19 at 7:30 p. m. The program is entitled "4-H Dog Sensev"
Mrs. Edna Travinek, director of the Jefferson County kennels, along with Mr. Elmer Rothman.. Denver Extension Agent, will conduct the program demonstrating sirnple obedience training each Tuesday.
Boys and Girls and adults, wishing to participate in the television instruction can secure registration cards through the 4-H Office or KRMA-TV. Upon return of cards, members will be sent a training supplement to coincide with the weekly lessons.
The Hardware House at 762 Kalamath- has bought the stock from the Santa Fe Hardware Store and is now selling the stock at reduced prices.
Many goods and services are. available. Prices and quality vary. Compare them. You may find the same washing machine, shirt, or tie sold by different stores at different prices.
Study the product carefully. Read the label. Look to see if the product is well made.
Is it made of good or poor material?
There are many ways you can learn about quality and price. Some of them are:
, U. S. grades and inspection stamps guarantees Government bulletins magazines and books advertising LABELS
Read the label. It can help you compare price in terms of quality. It may tell facts required by law for your protection. Manufacturers often list on labels of food, drugs, and cosmetics exactly what is in the package. Packaged foods have contents listed in order of quantitythat is, the ingredient there's the most of toll be listed first. On some foods you'll find U. S. grade and inspection stamps that show quality and wholesomeness.
Good informative labels give facts such asr what the item is made of size and number the care it needs how to use it These facts can help, you save money, compare quality and price, and take better care of the item you buy.
GUARANTEES A guarantee is as good as the people who give it. Know the if's and and's, and but's connected with it. The Federal Trade Commission has set up a guide to help make guarantees more meaningful. In general, the guide requires a company to:
explain terms of the guarantee
be prepared to back it up Read a guarantee carefully. Check to see what it covers. How long it will be in force ? Is the whole item included or just a part of it? Who is making the guarantee? A dated receipt will help you make a claim.
Advertising can work for you. It is one way to learn what
products oire available, where to buy tnem, ana how much tney cost.
Learn to recognize facts in advertising. Look for price, size, color, material, and quality. An ad may mislead you. "Words such as 'regular value" may mean very little. If an ad says, "reduced from $49.95 to $39,95" this may be a real cut in price. On big purchases, check the price of the same item at other stores.
Watch for 1 bait ads. These are just a way to get' you into the store. You can suspect an ad is bait when an item is offered at a very low price and:
You are told the item has been sold out and are asked to look at something elseusually more expensive.
the salesman is unwilling to show the advertised item.
the salesman talks down the advertised product, wants you to buy something else.
Only the floor sample is left and you are told it can be ordered but it will take a long time.
How Can LARA5A Help You?
Anyone may find himself or his family in some difficulty or in need of guidance or help.
In a strange city, dealings with unfamiliar agencies and institutions may be confusing. This is very much of a problem for some "Americans with Spanish names" who may find even routine contacts baffling or frustrating.
The friendly services of the LARAS A (Latin American Research and Service Association) office and staff may be used' without any cost or obligation. Here are a few of j the fields in which LARASA may be able to help:
JOBS, employment services and agencies, workmen's compensation, unemployment compensation, Social Security, civil service applications, Job Opportunity Center, vocational training, dealings with employers or unions.
SCHOOLS, colleges, libraries, museums child care centers and day nurseries-WELFARE services, social agencies, state homes and institutions.
HOUSING, rental or purchase of property, anti-discrimination laws and services.
LICENSES and permits, taxes, credit and legal matters, leases and contracts.
POLICE, courts', probation officers1
HOSPITALS, doctors, dentists, visiting nurse services.
ARMY, Air Force, Navy. National Guard or other military services: Peace Corps, VISTA, Social Security information.
CHURCHES, Sunday Schools, counselling and guidance services.
These and many other fields may present some problem or difficulty The LARASA staff offers its services. A telephone call may provide the needed Information (255-5759) or one may visit the LARASA office in Room 303, United Fund Building, 1375 Delaware St., Denver.