WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 5Number 9
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE WEST SIDE RECORDER
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Methodist Church 10 And a special thank-you to Adolph Coors Co.
City Promise Dowrr the Drain
Plug Pulled on Pool
Teen Council Started At Action Center
The latest thing for teen-agers on the West Side is the West Side Teen Council which has its headquarters in the West Side Action Center. It has been started in the last month.
The Teen Counoil will work on teen-age education, employment, recreation, and crime on the West Side. Money and technical assistance will be made available through the federal government.
All West Side teen-agers are invited to join the Council as soon as possible. Joe Soriano and Larry Gonzalez at the West Side Action Center, 534-5141.
Method Used To Accuse Teacher Leads to W.H.S. Faculty Protest
Some time ago a West High School social studies teacher was asked by a class member why some students do better than others in school.
According to the teacher, Harry B. Shafer, his answer was that it depended on the intelligence of the student, his parents and grandparents, on his home life, on whether he wanted to learn and how interested he was.
The West Side Action Ministry, in its review of the situation at West High School, encourages the school administration to re-open the case for further discussion. The Minstry also believes the community should be given a voice in working out the problems.
Free Classes Open At St. Elizabeth's
Enrollment is still open for the spring semester adult education classes at St. Elizabeth's School, 1020 11th St.
An adult education program without any fees, the classes are available to any person 18 years old or older, regardless of educational background.
Classes are held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Daytime classes with openings include Mondayreading nesday English grammar, reading, and typing; Tuesday mathematics and reading; WednesdayEnglish gra m m a r, reading in social studies, and typing, and Thursdaymathematics. The typing classes are available to those who have passed their GED.
Evening classes, in which the spring enrollment has reached 193 persons, include on Tuesday mathematics, English grammar, English as a second language, typing, and Great Books discussions. Thursday evening classes are reading comprehension in literature, science and social studies, typing and shorthand, and English as a second language.
Enrollment is always open in all classes.
Interested persons may call 255-7759 between 9 a.m. and noon daily. Rose Marie Feam is coordinator of the program.
Mr. Shafer, who was born on the West Side and graduated from West High School, has taught there for 13 years. The main course he teaches is "Social Problems.
In his course, Mr. Shafer has discussed the good and bad of situations as he sees them. He has said that anyone thinking about joining a group should look it over carefully first, and find out its purposes and principles and decide whether he wants to support them. One example of this, Mr. Shafer has said, is the Crusade for Justice.
Some weeks ago a student teacher under Mr. Shafers supervision made arrangements, unknown to him, for members of -the Crusade for Justice to speak to the Social Problems class.
ALTHOUGH OUTSIDERS are not usually permitted to enter a teachers class without invitation from the teacher, the Crusaders were allowed to speak. After class the question about why some students learn better than others was asked of Mr. Shafer again. He gave the same answer he had given earlier.
All of this blew up Feb. 27 in the face of Mr. Shafer and members of the administration of both West High and the main school offices down town.
In a meeting requested by Edgar Benton of the Denver city school board on the complaint of Corky Gonzales, leader of the Crusade for Justice, Mr. Gonzales accused Mr. Shafer of racism and of saying that Mexican students do not learn as well as non-Mexican students.
Mr. Gonzales indicated he has had reports from two students to this effect.
THOSE PRESENT at the meeting, set up by request from Mr. Benton to the city school administration to the West High administration, were the following:
Mr. Benton and Mr. Gonzales; Howard Johnson, deputy superintendent of Denver Pub-(Cont. on Page 3)
Grape Boycott Leader Living On West Side
Mrs. Alfredo Herrera of 361 Elati St. is the coordinator for Denver and Colorado efforts to boycott the sale Of California grapes in support of a strike by California grape pickers. They are trying to win union rights, better working conditions and protective laws for farm workers.
West Siders and all other Denver residents are asked to boycott all purchases in Safeway stores in particular because Safeway is the largest buyer of California table grapes for retail sales and for wholesale to other grocers.
IT IS FELT that a widespread protest over several states against the purchase and sale of grapes by the largest food store chain in the West would affect all its sales to the point where Safeway would help put pressure on grape growers.
Mrs. Herrera said no grocery chains in the Denver area have cooperated with the request not to display or sell fresh table grapes since Feb. 1. Some Associated Grocers stores have cooperated, she said.
IN DETROIT, BOSTON and other cities, all major food store chains have refused to handle table grapes for several months. During part of this period Safeway stores in Denver sold California grapes under an Arkan-(Cont. on Page 3)
The City Parks and Recreation Department has decided NOT to keep its promise to the West Side to fix up Lincoln Park Pool this year.
Joe Ciancio, Department director, sent two representatives to a West Side residents meeting at Auraria Community Center Feb. 20 to tell the 75 persons present that it would take too long to reseal the pool against leaks and that therefore it cannot be repaired and a water heater and filter cannot be installed.
A representative of Mr. Cianco said at a public meeting last August the pool would be fixed before this summer.
- ' ---- When West Siders at the
meeting last month told the city officials that they would rather have the pool closed part or all of next summer in order to have it fixed, the request still was rejected.
Improvements Set For Daley Park?
Residents in the area around Daley Park, located just south of Hirschfeld Towers on West Ellsworth Ave., have been promised by the City of Denver that the park will be fixed up and will have new equipment this spring.
Joe Ciancio, director of Denver Parks and Recreation, said there will be new plantings and new play items for children. He said more work will be done each year until Daley Park again is as beautiful and useful as in years past.
The park has been badly damaged by vandals in recent years.
Children from the three Head Start programs in the southern part of the West Side and from the kindergarten classes at Fairmont School especially need the use of the park as it is conveniently located for them.
Persons living near the park are asked to report any further damage to the police. Mr. Ciancio also said nearby residents could help by keeping the park area cleaned and tidied up.
The most important event hi the Christian faith will be celebrated in West Side churches as everywhere else in the free world in the next two weeks.
The betrayal, torture and sacrifice of Jesus Christ and His triumph over death and sin will be remembered and studied. There will be special services on Palm Sunday, March 30, on Maundy Thursday, April 3, on Good Friday, April 4 and on Easter Sunday, April 6.
All West Siders are welcome to join in these services. In addition to the events listed here there will be services in other West Side churches from which no announcement was received for publication.
(See Holy Week Calendar on Page 2.)
Supper Saturday for Team
THERE ARE ONLY two pools in Denver which are not sealed and heatedLincoln Park and Curtis Park, both in areas where most of the residents are low-income Hispanos or black.
Representing the Parks and Recreation Department at the February meeting was Charles D. Lind, director of recreation, and James Adams, recreation supervisor. Carlos Padilla of 1312 Mariposa St., chairman of the resident group trying to get the park pool improved for this year, presided.
A list of recommendations for Lincoln Park improvement had been sent to the Department before the meeting. The two representatives were asked to discuss each item on the list.
MR. LIND SAID that no change or improvements will be made in Lincoln Park facilities for 1969 because the budget is too limited. However, he said the program will be Inu proved and will be carried out in cooperation with RFK Community Center at 500 Kalamath St. Elston Bower, director of the RFK Center, will be in full charge of both the center activities and the park program. Other RFK staff members and Youth Corps Volunteers will be used in the summer programs, Mr. Lind said.
In addition, qualified neighborhood youth will be employed on three levels, from $1.62 an hour to about $1.90 an hour. Minimum ages will be 16 years for the first level, 17 for the second, and 18 for the third. Swimming ability will be necessary for levels two and three, with training available this spring at the Y.M.C.A.
THE TOTAL PROGRAM as outlined by Mr. Lind falls far short of the residents requests which they felt were reasonable and needed. Residents continued the discussion after the Department representatives left. Mr. Padilla said he had heard nothing new during the evening and would do all he could to lead further action.
All West Siders are asked to help in the continued effort to get necessary improvements in the Lincoln Park program and facilities. Interested persons should get in touch with Mr. Padilla.
THE PARISH BRUINS from Inner City Parish finished in fifth place this year, just a few months after they were first organized. Coach Randy Berg and the players worked together to make a good showing all season. The team is still playing although not in a league.
This Saturday night, March 22, there will be a supper at Inner City Parish for the Bruins and their wives or girl friends.
Ait Show Sunday
Art work by children of the First Mennonite Church will be displayed in a special show Sunday, March 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Youth Center at 430 West Ninth Ave. The public is invited.
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Telephone: 534-4408 Sponsored by WESTSIDE ACTION MINISTRY
Staff for This Issue: Leona Partney, Rachel Guedea, Beverly and Gordon Jorgenson, Margot Serumgard, Alberta Crespin, Carol Cruz-Aedo, Barbara Karr.
Contributors for This Issue: Mary Gallegos, Betty Benavidez, Else Gruen, Joe Salazar, Jerry Soliz, Martha Cooper, Jan Schneider, Jeff Lang-ton, Ramiro Cruz-Aedo, Arnold Blomquist, Kermit Der-stine, Aquinas Redding, Jim Hall, Ed Schwanke.
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Sometimes we think people get the West Side Recorder and just dont look at it.
For instance, a story sent to us and used in the February issue was turned in again in March by two persons, both of them regular readers.
But were glad three different persons had a good story idea and got it to us.
Sometimes we are especially delighted with what people send in. One woman wrote and wrote this month, every line on both sides of the paper, sheet after sheet, all good news full of names and information.
In a case like that the only request we have to make is: Write on only one side of the paperspace out the materialand be sure you include West Siders addresses with their names. Oh, yesand please be sure to say which Trujillo or Gonzales or Smith you mean. First names are very importantteachers or officers or children or anybody.
If you dont get your own copy of the West Side Recorder, wed like to know.
Everybody who lives north of Ellsworth Avenue all the way up to Colfax, between Broadway and Speer on the east and the railroad tracks on the west, is supposed to get a paper at your own front door.
Of course sometimes papers get lost. You may not get your paper if theres a lot of wind, or if you have a big dog in your yard, or if you dont look on your porch more than once a month.
You can always get cop-pies of the West Side Recorder at Byers Neighborhood Library^ at West Seventh Avenue and Santa Fe Drive. But if you dont get the paper at all at your home, please call Tito at 266-1445.
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HOLY WEEK First Avenue Presbyterian West First and Acoma
Good Friday: Union service in Grant Avenue United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. half-hour worship periods with scripture readings, music and sermons based on the Gospel of John. Communion service at First Avenue Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.special music.
Palm Sunday: Feature length film, A Man Called Peter, at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Sunrise service at 6 a.m.youth in charge. Followed by fellowship breakfast served by young adult class everyone in neighborhood invited. Regular worship service, special music, at 11 a.m.
First Bethany Lutheran West Fifth and Bannock
Maundy Thursday: Communion service at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday: Tenebrae service at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Sunrise service at 6 a.m. Easter breakfast at 7 a.m.special invitation to communityfree-will offering to cover expenses. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m.
West Ninth and Delaware
Maundy Thursday: Lords Supper in Youth Center basement at 7:30 p.m., sacrament followed by love feast of bread, cheese and fruit.
Easter Sunday: Film, A Time for Burning, during service from 9 to 10 a.m.deals with a churchs attempts and failures in racial integration photographed during actual events that took place.
St. Elizabeths Catholic 1060 11th St.
Palm Sunday: Blessing of palms at 6 a.m. mass.
Holy Thursday: Mass at 12:15 p.m. Mass of concelebration and processional at 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday: Solemn liturgy of the passion and death of the Lord, 12:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross and veneration of relic of the True Cross, 7:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday: Easter vigil ceremonies begin at 11 p.m., followed by. high mass at midnight.
Easter Sunday: Masses at 6, 8, 9:15, 11 a.m. and at 12:15 p.m.
(Solemn Novena in honor of St. Anthony, April 15-June 9. Masses and devotions at 8 a.m., 12:15, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.)
(See Page 4 for complete schedule of confessions.)
St. Johns Lutheran West Third and Acoma
Palm Sunday: Morning service, The Temptation of Common Sense, sermon by Pastor E. R. Schwanke, at 11 a.m. Evening service, A Decorated Hero, sermon by Pastor E. J. Friedrich, at 7 p.m.
Good Friday: Seven-part service from noon to 3 p.m., with messages by guest pastors from the Denver area, special music by various groups.
Easter Sunday: Morning worship, The Place Where He Lay, sermon by Pastor Paul G. Hansen, at 11 a.m. Evening service, Wishing Makes It, sermon by Pastor Schwanke, at 7 p.m.
St. Josephs Catholic West Sixth and Galapago Palm Sunday: Blessing of palms at 8:30 a.m. followed by mass. Other masses at 6, 7, 10, and 11:30 a.m. Special mass for the handicapped in hall at 1 p.m.
Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lords Supper at 5:30 p.m. Church open until midnight.
Good Friday: Liturgy of Good Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday: Solemn Easter vigil at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Easter masses at 6, 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Special mass for the handicapped at 1 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE The deadline for the April issue of the West Side Recorder is Tuesday, April 15.
It will cover the period from April 27 through May 25. Mail or deliver your information to 465 Galapago St.
Sun., March 23 Hispano parents workshop with Democratic school board candidates, Centro Cultural, 935 West 11th Ave., 2 p.m.
Childrens Art Show, Men-nonite Youth Center, 430 West Ninth Ave., 3-5 p.m.
Tues., March 25Lincoln Park Homes general meeting, Au-raria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa St., 7:30 p.m.
Wed., March 26Inter-Agency Council meeting, Mennonite Youth Center, 430 West Ninth Ave., 1:30 p.m.
PTA election and Sing Out 69, Greenlee School, 7 p.m.
Thurs., March 27Westside Action Ministry, First Bethany Lutheran parish house, 215 West Fifth Ave., 7:30 p.m. West Side Action Council, West Side Action Center, 1042 Santa Fe Dr., 8 p.m.
Fri., March 28Family Night, Auraria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa St.. 7:30 p.m.
Fri. and Sat., March 28 and 29 Grade School Boxing Tournament, St. Josephs gymnasium, West Sixth Ave. & Galapago St.
March 31-April 6School vacation.
Thurs., April 3Family Night, slides on West Siders trip to United Nations, Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago St., 7:30 p.m.
Tues., April 8West Side Improvement Association meeting, Auraria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa St., 7:30 p.m.
Sat., April 12Spring Festival, St. Josephs gymnasium, W. Sixth Ave. and Galapago St., 4-11 p.m.
Sun., April 13Spring Festival, St. Josephs (see above), 1 p.m. to midnight Grape boycott conference, All Saints Hall, 2559 Federal Blvd., noon-6 p.m.
Tues., April 15News deadline for April 25 issue of the West Side Recorder. Mail or deliver to 465 Galapago St.
Thurs., April 17Family Night, folk music program, Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago St., 7:30 p.m.
Fri., April 18 Advertising deadline for April 25 issue of the West Side Recorder.
Get copy to 465 Galapago St., or call 222-3337.
April 21-25School-Community Week: Tuesday, Elementary School Day; Wednesday, Junior High Day; Thursday, Senior High Day.
Tues,, April 22Installation of PTA officers, Spring Festival of Music, Elmwood School, .x;7v;: p.m.
Thurs., April 24West Side Action Council, West Side Action Center, 1042 Santa Fe Dr., $ p.m.
(HOLY WEEK CONT.)
Wesley United Methodist West Fifth and Galapago
Maundy Thursday: Worship service and Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Sunrise service at 7 a.m. Breakfast at 8:15 a.m.public invited, $1 adults, 75 cents children 6-12. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship service, "Christ Above All, at 11 a.m.
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Warning to Parents
It has come to our attention that some of our children have been picked up by strangers in automobiles. Please remind your child that he should NEVER get in an automobile unless you know about it and have given your permission. If he can get the license number of the car it should be reported to the police.
Also, your child should never accept money, candy, cookies or any other gift from anyone he does not know.
Sometimes a child will appear with your child at your home and say that he has his mothers permission to stay. We all heard of the South Lincoln Park child involved an a case like this just two weeks ago. Many times the mother knows nothing about where the child is and is worriedand there may have to be a big search by the whole community.
Please, do not permit visiting children to stay with you unless you have checked with their mothers. Joe Salazar
Letters From West Siders
To the Editor:
I am grateful to you for the copy of the newspaper that was mailed to me this week. I find the paper a good source of information regarding the West Side and I would appreciate it if you mailed me a copy each time it is printed.
The paper is not only informative, but it also has a very attractive appearance. I congratulate you on this project.
Rev. Joseph Torres, SJ.
To the Editor:
As the former social worker at Baker Junior High School, I have been involved in the West Side and continue to be interested in that area of Denver.
I would like you to use the enclosed $5 for the paper so that it can continue to be an important part of the West Side.
Best wishes to you in your
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April 13Sunday 1:00 12:00 p.m.
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continuing efforts to keep people informed.
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Free Study Help Given At Inner City Parish
Anyone who wants to improve his spelling, reading and English may get help from a tutoring program every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago St. There are no requirements as to education completed.
There also will be tutoring for grade school children. Anyone interested in any of the tutoring should call the Inner City Parish, 244 2636, and leave name, address, and the childs name.
(Cont. from Page 1) sas company label.
Mrs. Herrera, her husband and their four children moved to Denver from Delano, Calif., seven months ago. They receive a very small amount of money weekly from the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, CIO, as living expenses. Other help in being given by different Colorado and Denver organizations interested in the farm workers needs and rights. All four children are pupils at Fairmont school.
Mrs. Herrera said all interested persons are invited to a boycott conference from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at All Saints Hall, 2559 Federal Blvd. There will be a speaker from Chicago. Mrs. Herreras telephone number is 222-2321.
(Cont. from Page 1) lie Schools; Wymond Ehren-krook, DPS secondary education director; Lena Archuleta of the DPS school-community relations office; Earl Paul, West High principal; Robert Mohar, assistant WHS principal; Dr. Travis Taylor, Wests coordinator of instruction; and three teachersMr. Shafer, Miss Alice Baumgartner and Del Peterson.
There also were a dozen or so students and several outsiders, all at the invitation of Mr. Gonzales. One outsider from another state took an active part in the exchange of comments.
AT THE CLIMAX of his charges against Mr. Shafer, Mr. Gonzales said to the administrators; We brought this complaint to you and if you dont do something about it, we will.
Mr. Shafer said he knew nothing of the situation until Mr. Gonzales accused him in the meeting.
Mr. Paul said the school administrators and teachers at the meeting were taken by surprise both by the nature of the charges and by the way they were presented.
THE ENTIRE WEST High school faculty was so upset by the way the charges were brought against Mr. Shafer that a grievance has been filed by the Denver Classroom Teachers Association asking for an apology to the WHS faculty from the school administration.
West faculty members hope this will bring about a new procedure for presentation of grievances and charges against teachers, so a faculty member can not be charged without proper investigation, and presentation of the charge to the teacher himself first.
Since Feb. 27 the Crusade for Justice newspaper, El Gallo, has attacked Mr. Shafer and accused him of making other racist comments and statements.
SYMPHONY VISIT The first six grades of St. Elizabeths School walked to the Denver City Auditorium the morning of Feb. 20 to attend a Denver Symphony Orchestra concert. Tickets for the concert were the gift of the pupils of Blessed Sacrament Grade School. Parents, teachers, and Sisters accompanied the children.
Special Training For New Officers Of Lincoln Park
New officers of the organization of Lincoln Park Homes residents have been receiving workshop training to help them do a good job in the coming year.
Two persons from the Metro Denver Adult Education Council have been leading the workshop in the Lincoln Park Community Hall under the sponsorship of the Resident Relations Department of the Denver Housing Authority.
Mrs. Mary Robles of 1465 Navajo St. resigned as treasurer, but said she would like to help in the organization in other ways. Kelly Howell of 1422 Navajo St., a new resident of the Homes in the last few months, was made acting secretary in the absence of Mrs. Erma Harris who has been sick.
Leaders of the workshop are Mrs. Evelyn Zuk and Claude Deats. Those attending have been Conrad Sanchez of 1429 Navajo St., president; Mrs. Mat-tie Nixon of 1309 West Tenth Ave., vice president; Joe Gallegos of 943 Navajo St., Mrs. Vee Medrano of 1448 Navajo St., Mrs. Alberta Crespin of 1467 Navajo St., Mrs. Rose Sisneros of 1080 Navajo St., Mrs. Robles. Mr. Howell, and Miss Carol Casey of the Housing Authority staff.
The next Lincoln Park residents meeting will be at 7:30 p. m. March 25 (Tuesday) at Au-raria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa St.
1969 Music Festival Set for April 22
The sixth grade classes at Elmwood School will present their Spring Festival of Music at the school April 22, at 7 p.m.
The pupils have worked on some special skits to go with the songs which they have been preparing for several months.
New officers of the Elmwood PTA will be installed during the music festival program.
Parking Wanted On Santa Fe Dr.
West Side businessmen on Santa Fe Drive have informed the Denver City Planning Office that they would rather have Santa Fe widened and parking provided on both sides than to have present parking removed without widening the street.
The businessmen met Feb. 26 at Aspen Furniture Co., 771 Santa Fe Dr., with Paul Wich-mann of the city planning office staff to discuss the future of Santa Fe Drive. They indicated that they would rather have the street left as it is, both in width and parking, but that if -the city does make changes the parking should be kept, because they feel it is absolutely essential to business interests.
C. E. Curll, whose family owns property in /the 800 block on Santa Fe Drive, has been named acting chairman of the businessmens committee of the West Side Improvement Association which is getting information together on the future of the West Side business district.
Family Night Fun for All:
Come and See
Every other Thursday night the whole family is invited to Inner City Parish for Family Nightfun, games, refreshments for everybody.
Last Thursday night (March 20) there were slides from Mexico and Mexican music. The next family night will be April 3. Jerry Garcia and Joe Juarez, West Side young men who went to a United Nations seminar last fall, will show their slides from New York, Washington, and Philadelphia, and will tell about their experiences on the trip.
Thursday, April 17, there will be folk music and an explanation as to what the songs say. An Indian exhibit and a program on Indian life will be presented on May 1.
Members of the community take enough refreshments for themselves and a little more so everyone is taken care of. The Family Night good times begin at 7:30 p.m. and go to 10 p.m. The Parish is at 910 Gala-
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School Board Candidates To Be on West Side Sunday
West Side residents are Invited to a workshop meeting this Sunday, March 23, to meet Denver School Board candidates who have been endorsed by the Democratic Party. They will discuss the issues of bussing, integration, curriculum, and other matters involving school children.
The meeting will be at 2 p.m. at Centro Cultural, 935 West lifh Ave.
Edgar Benton, present member of the school board, and Monte Pascoe, both of them candidates for the coming election, will take part in the talk. Those present also will discuss political involvement by minority personsparticularly the Hispanos, causes of disunity and results of the lack of it.
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Holy Week Services -1969
PALM SUNDAY ,.
Blessing of Palms at the 6:00 a.m. Mass
Confessions 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m
Mass at 12:15
Mass of Concelebration and Procession at 7:30 p.m.
Solemn Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord, 12:15
Stations of the Cross and Veneration of Relic of the True Cross,
Confession After the Evening Devotions
Confessions 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m*
Easter Vigil Ceremonies Will Begin at 11:00 p.m.. Followed by a High Mass at Midnight
Masses 6:00 a.m., 8:00, 9:15,11:00 and 12:15 No Confessions Will Be Heard
The Solemn Novena in Honor of St. Anthony Begins April 15th to June 9th
Masses and Devotions 8:00 a.m., 12:15, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.
Confessions, Before, During and After All Devotions.
WEST SIDE RECORDER, March, 1969Page 3
Good news!new Vista volunteers have moved into Lincoln Park Homes. They are Mr. and Mrs. Steven Sidema. Their address is 1263 West Ninth Ave.
Michael Santisteven of Lincoln Park Homes was in Mercy Hospital after falling on the ice at 610 Lipan St.
The second grade class of St. Elizabeths School made their first Holy Communion March 16. Their instructor was Mrs. Earley, who also teaches first grade at St. Elizabeths.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Trujillo of 560 Delaware St. are the parents of a son, Jeffrey James Trujillo, who was christened at St. Cajetans Catholic Church Feb. 9. Godparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dave Valdez of 751 Inca St. The Trujillos have another son, Adolph, Jr., who is in the fourth grade at St. Josephs School.
Mrs. Amanda Ramon of 918 Marisposa St. has as her house-guest for several weeks her daughter, Mrs. Nora Nevius of San Francisco. Mrs. Nevius came to Denver the last of February before going to Albuquerque, N. Mex., to see her son, Dennis Lucero, in school there.
Mrs. Jay Davis, music teacher at Greenlee School, extends a warm welcome to all parents to visit her class room and get acquainted with the art of mule.
West Sider Gets New Job at 60
Secundino Gonzales, a West Sider who lives at 525 West Ellsworth Ave., knows that a second chance at financial independence can come even late in life.
Last November, at the age of 60, he obtained a steady, well-paying job through WIN, Colorados Work Incentive Program.
Mr. Gonzales had worked for many years as an electrician. At one time he owned his own electrical shop in his home state of New Mexico. However, it became increasingly difficult for him to find good, steady work because of his age.
Last October, while Mr. Gonzales was in the ADCU program, Betty Dahlstrom, a case worker with the Denver Department of Welfare, told him about the WIN program which is sponsored by the Colorado Divisions of Welfare and Employment. She went with him to the WIN office where he was enrolled and assigned to a team to help him.
Just 10 days later Mr. Gonzales was placed as a permanent, full-time maintenance electrician with the public school system in Littleton.
Mr. Gonzales and his wife, Tomasita, have eight children. Two daughters, Linda and Sandra, a pupil at West High School, are still at home. The family has lived on the West Side for 15 years.
Scout Cub Pack 200 is off to a good start. Its Blue and Gold dinner was held Feb. 28 with very good parent participation. Music was provided by a band composed of Robert Vigil, a Cub Scouts father, and other relatives. The next pack meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 27 at Fairmont School.
It is time to hatch some eggs again in Mr. Summers sixth grade class room at Elmwood School. The incubating will begin April 9 and will take 21 days. If all goes well the class should hear some peeps April 30
Elmwood School has been featured recently on a series of television spots on KOA-TV, Channel 4. The films, two different ones a day for several days, showed different rooms and equipment in the school, and gave some of the history. Elmwood is one of the. very oldest school buildings in Denver still in use. The newest part was built in the 1890s.
Mrs. May Day has moved from 138 to 150 West First Ave.
Action Ministry Sets Up Groups For Food, Summer
Beginning its second year of existence, the Westside Action Ministry has set up several long-range working groups and has assigned representatives to provide informal and continuing contact with other West Side a-gencies.
Janet Brett of Inner City Parish is head of a task force to look into food distribution needs and coordination for the West Side. Working with her will be Bernice Eriksen of First Bethany Lutheran and Father Joseph Meunier of St. Josephs Catholic.
Summer religious education opportunities, needs and plans will be considered by a task force directed by Father Edgar Gastaldi of St. Josephs and including Laurel Miller of First Mennonite, Miss Eriksen, Arnold Blomquist of First Avenue Presbyterian., Harlan Beach of Inner City Parish; Ron Hayden of Wesley United Methodist and Kermit Derstine of First Mennonite.
Representatives of the Action Ministry will be in touch with other West Side organizations as follows:
Auraria Community Center John Ventura of First Mennonite; Boys Club and Boy Scouts ;Lg-Mr. Blomquist; Centro CulturalRamiro Cruz-Aedo of Inner City Parish; Inter-Agency CouncilMr. Cruz-Aedo and Father Aquinas Redding of St. Elizabeths Catholic; Inner City ParishMr. Cruz-Aedo and Father Edmund Langton of St. Josephs; Lincoln Park residents Mr. Jorgenson and Father Aquinas.
Also: Psychiatric unit at Denver General HospitalMr. Derstine; Public schools Mr. feeach; Robert F. Kennedy CenterFather Langton and Mr. Jorgenson; West Side Action Council and CenterMr. Derstine and Father Langton; West Side Improvement Association Mr. Hall; West Side Health BoardEdward Schwanke of St. Johns Lutheran and Rachel Guedea of First Mennonite.
These representatives will report to the Action Ministry how the churches on the West Side could help the other organizations in cooperative ways.
The Action Ministry will meet Thursday evening, March 27, at the parish house of First Bethany Lutheran Church, 215 West fifth Ave., at 7:30 p.m.
Youth of First Avenue Presbyterian Church, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Breitler and Mr. and Mrs. A1 Kuemmer-lin, will entertain a group of young people from the Presbyterian Church in Rifle, Colo., over Palm Sunday weekend (March 29-30). West Siders are invited to join them for the feature length film that Sunday at 7 p.m. about Dr. Peter Marshall, one-time chaplain of the U.S. Senate. The film is A Man Called Peter.
Jerry Soliz of 1265 Inca St., a trainee in the West Side New Careers Center at 1021 Lipan St., is presently serving part-time as a career development consultant and specialist for Head Start programs in Region 6. This covers 12 states from the Mississippi River to Utah and Idaho. He has made trips to Iowa, Idaho, and St. Louis, Mo. Jerry is a student in sociology at the University of Colorado.
Mrs. Eva Pearl Zink, 83, of 1240 Lipan St., died in St. Anthonys Hospital Feb. 28 after a long illness. She had lived at 1240 Lipan St. for more than 50 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Kemp of Thornton; two sons, William C. Curran of
Denver and Raymond C. Zink of Adams County; a sister, Mrs. Ella Byers of Turtle Creek, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Arthur K. Serumgard of 1247 Lipan St., is the great-grandfather of a baby girl born early in March to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Davis of Helena, Mont. The father is with the armed forces in Viet Nam.
Mrs. Josephine Specht, a lifelong resident of the West Side except for a short time spent in Kansas, died Feb. 7,1969, just 12 days before her 80th birthday anniversary. Her home was at 768 Mariposa St. Her husband worked at the Rio Grande shops before his death some 10 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Carpenter and Mrs. Emma Coans; a son, Bill Specht; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Frank Wahl of Rico, Calif. The family especially appreciated the kindness of their many friends who helped in many ways and who attended the rosary and funeral.
Mrs. Martha Olsen, president of the Lincoln Park Senior Citizens, enjoyed a visit from her sister, Mrs. Clara Teohon of Arnold, Nebr.
Mrs. Helen Madrll of 1429 Mariposa St. is in the Denver Nursing Home at 1401 Josephine St. after being taken to St. Lukes Hospital for examination. Her friends wish her a complete and speedy recovery and a happy homecoming.
Women who meet at the Auraria Community Center for Mothers Morning Out each Thursday morning are collecting different items to raise money for their projects, and will appreciate donations from other West Siders of any of the following: Duffys bottle tops and cans, Rainbo bread wrappers, Del Farm receipts, Rare Drug receipts, Top Taste wrappers, and many others. Each two weeks the 10 woman's dubs in Denver with the most points from these things win cash prizes. The contest goes until May 21please save labels and receipts and take them to the center or call 534-7615 for pickup or more information. Mothers Morning Out is from 9 to 11 a.m. each Thursday for woodshop, arts and crafts, cooking classes, a speaker or a demonstration, followed by coffee and conversation to noon. There is baby-sitting for pre-school children.
Your West Side Neighborhood Food Store
Meats Produce Groceries Baked Goods
DEAR WEST SIDERS:
For 20 years we hove been in business on the West Side as your neighborhood food storea clean, friendly, satisfying place to shop.
We have tried to serve you well at fair prices, often lower than what discount stores charge. Many of you have been our customers for years and know that our aim is to meet our customers' needs the best we can.
You are always welcome to check the quality of our meats, our fresh fruits and vegetables, and our other products. If we can help you with special needs we are glad to do so.
In addition to fair prices, good service, and quality foods, We also give Mor-Valu Stamps.
Come in and shop at your National Brands Grocery Store.
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Produced overnight by the Westside Action Ministry
March ?? Members of the Westside Action Ministry are trying
to serve as helpful go-betweens (mediators) in the West High
School situation* Thursday we met with school board members
| and with the West High School administration. Friday we met
with city administrators and with the Council of Churches.
We found the board and the high school administrators willing ; to listen to what we had to say on behalf of the students. We also are talking with students, parents, and other community
West High P.T.A. invites all parents and concerned
citizens to a meeting Wednesday, March 26, at
10:30 a.m. in the Social teai of West High.
There will be open discussion. Loretta Rhym, 2.55-^910, is president of West P.T.A.
This is the most important meeting for parents of West students to attend this week. This is the best way for parents to have a say in what is done at the school. Every parent who possibly can go to this meeting should be there;;
people to see what their ideas are and to find out what might be done to solve the problems.
The Action Ministry will support community efforts in any way possible. If you would like to talk with a member of the ministry for help in solving the problems^ please call one
of the following. Harlan Beach or Ramiro Cruz-Aedo
Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago 2^4-2636
Father Edmund Langton
St. Joseph's Parish 53**^08
First Mennonite Church
If30 West Ninth Ave. 2^-2093
Wesley United Methodist Chttreh >65 Galapago 222-3337
A meeting will be set up as soon as possible with the mayor and other city officials. Watch for the announcement.
March 3^--Palm Sundaythe West Side Improvement Association will sponsor a public meeting at 2 p.m. at Auraria Community Center. All interested persons are invited. Someone will be present from the Police Department and the Westside Action Ministry to answer questions about the demonstrations Thursday and Friday at W.H.S.
The problems at West High School and in the community are so important and affect so many people that all residents should join together to make as strong efforts as possible to solve them.
Helen Lucero and Ralph Atencio, community developers at West Side and Platte Valley Action Centers, will be, glad to give help to residents in their areas.
CHICANO STUDENTS* DEMANDS AT WEST HIGH
The following demands of Chieano students at West High School were presented to the Denver School Board at a meeting with city officials Friday afternoon in the Mayors office. James D. Voorhees, president of the board, said the board would consider carefully all the points in these demands that are within the board's jurisdiction and would do all possible to improve the situation at West High.
1. That no West High student involved in the boycott be removed or dismissed. (Earl Paul, WHS principal, said Friday night this request will be met.
2. Dismissal of Harry B. Shafer, who has proved to be a racist teacher. We request that such an inadequate teacher be fired. (Mr. Shafer will be trans-
Iferred to another school.)
3* That through the office of education West High enforce the inclusion of our people's history, our culture, language, etc., and our contributions to this country.
i That bi-lingual education from ele-
mentary school through college become a reality; that our cultural rights as cited in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 18^8 be recognized and abided by.
That the West High Neighborhood Complex (in the new school system) have its own school board with no at-large members.
6. That Chieano literature be provided in the West High School library.
7. That teachers become more aware of the social and economic problems of the community surrounding West High School.
8. That the teachers refrain from counseling West High Chieano students to join the armed forces.
9* That class size at West High be reduced so teachers can be more effective in the classroom. That team teaching approach be used.
This Is How It Really Was
It was the first day of srring. It was warm with a slight breeze. As the stude'*s and other people marched from West High to Baker Junior High and back there was a certain lightness about the whole thing. They were for the most part high school students and other young adults, mostly Hispanos.
The students went back to Sunken Gardens and Archie, the student leader, talked to them for some time. He then sent some students in to see the administration. Following this he spoke with Helen Lucero who told him she had set up a special meeting of students, parents, and community leaders with Mr. Paul at 2 p.m.
Archie accepted this plan and went into the school to check on it. The other students started slowly, unorganized, to move back toward the school. At this point three cops took up positions on the main steps to the school. This drew the students to them at once. Yet the mood, though changing, was still somewhat light and testing.
Archie came out of the school and stood beside the cops and pretended to be one, which drew laughs from the crowd. Mr. Paul, A1 Nieto of Police-Community Relations, and others then talked with some of the student leaders, standing between the police officers and the group of students.
During this time the students were singing songs, rraking statements about their demands, and calling back and forth to some of the many students hanging from the windows. Some remarks were in fun and some were in anger. The police must have called for reinforcements. About 12 more cops appeared on the scene and came to the front, near the steps and on each side.
At this point the lieutenant in the front of the group told the students to move back to Sunken
Gardens. Up to now th^re had been no violence on the part of the students or the police. The stu-
dents had razzed some of the cops that they seemed to know by name.
Archie turned to the students and told them to move back to Sunken Gardens, and many of them turned to go. Some stood there trying to sort out what they had heard, for a couple of seconds, and waiting for those in front of them to move on.
As they paused, the cops quickly formed a line behind the kids and with their night sticks
started pushing them roughly toward the park. About three other key things happened at the same ime: Corky Gonzales tried to get through the crowd to the bull horn and was jumped on by two or
hree cops...The cops started spraying Mace on the kids from behind...One cop in plain clothes began
eating a kid, then as many other students as possible, hitting them as often as possible. Every-f ling broke loosenight sticks started swinging and cops were pulling girls* hair by the handful. Nearly every cop I saw had a mindless look and was beating kids savagely.
Not on# student was armed with a weapon of any kind that I know of at this time or later except for old bottles, cans and rocks that they found in the park when they got there. They were just a bunch of kids. Many were arrested, many were beaten, and many of the girls were treated unduly roughly by the cops.
In every sense of the term it was a cop*s riot against a group of unarmed, peaceful, fun-loving
hi?h school students who had the guts to stand up and say that many thing? were wrong with their
sc.tool and that they wanted some changes. Jim Hall
HOW MAKE YOURSELF HEARD ???
You can make a difference in police-community relations.
You can help improve the schools.
You can join with other West Side residents who want improvement. Your
neighbors will welcome you to the community meetings at West Side and
Platte Valley Action Centers and at Auraria Community Center. The time
and place of meetings is published each month in the West Side Reoorder.
These meetings are your opportunities to make your voice heard.
The easiest way for most parents to join with other parents concerned about any school is through the PTA. If the unit at your school is weak, it needs you to become stronger. You can make yourself heard through the PTA.
Headquarters of the Denver School District is at ^+1*+ Ikth St. Phone 266-2255*
The Police-Community Relations office is at 13th and Champa Sts. 297-2378.