Volume 6Number 1
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
Five West Side Schools Getting New Principals
Changes in school administration at four West Side public schools were announced Thursday evening, May 15, at the regular meeting of the Denver Board of Education.
A new principal has been named for West High School, to begin next fall. He is G. Robert Wilson, administrator of the Metropolitan Youth and Education Center at 1420 Kalamath St. He succeeds Earl Paul, who will retire in mid-year and until then will do research for the central school adminstration downtown.
A real loss to the Wiest Side will be Jack Beardshear, principal at Baker Junior High School. Mr. Beardshear will become principal of George Washington High School. West Siders send their good wishes with him.
The new principal at Baker will be Donald P. Genera, who has been principal most of the year at Elmwood Elementary School. The new Elmwood principal has not yet been announced.
Greenlee Elementary School will have as its new principal Mrs. Marie Metz, who comes to the West Side from being assistant principal at University Park Elementary School, 3140 East Hiff Ave. She succeeds Kenneth Gorsline at Greenlee who is retiring.
Auraria Center Sets Camp Dates
Auraria Community Center is planning a variety of activities for the summer, to be both in the building at 1212 Mariposa St. and a
The center is trying to coordinate its program with that of the City Parks and Recreation Department which will be conducted in Lincoln Park.
Day Camp again will be held at a camp site near Morrison. Camp dates for the different age groups are as follows:
June 23 to July 3 for youngsters who have completed fourth, fifth or sixth grade.
July 7 to July 18 for those who have completed second and third grades.
July 21 to Aug. 1 for those who have completed kindergarten or first grade.
Auraria camping fees will be $2 a week, including insurance and milk. Children going to camp will take their own sack lunches and meet at the center to go to camp on a bus. They will get back about 4 p.m. each day.
Family Camp is being planned in coordination with First Men-nonite Church. Entire families will attend, from July 7 to July 12, at Pine, about 35 miles west of Denver. Activities will be planned for each age group and for the whole family.
A child care program for elementary- school- aged children whose parents are employed all day is being planned in cooperation with the Denver Welfare Department. There will be activities for these children at Auraria Center, at the camp, and on special trips. The program will be all day, each week day from June 9 to Aug. 29.
Now is the time to
Clean Up and Fix Up.
Lets show the world we are proud of Our West Side!
Sister Mary Stanislaus, who has been principal of Sit. Josephs high school for seven years, will be going to a new assignment for the 1969-70 school year.
Michael Barbich will be the new principal at St. Josephs. He has been a teacher and vice principal there for six years.
This will be the first time that St. Josephs high school has had a lay principal.
Senior Mass and supper is at 4 p.m., May 24. Graduation will be June 1.
Five West Siders On Auraria Board
Five West Siders have been elected to the board of directors of Auraria Community Center for terms of one year or more.
Mrs. Leona Partney of 713 Delaware St., was re-elected, having also served last year. She will serve until 1972. Other West Siders added to the board are Mrs. Grace Cabral of 436 Delaware St., who also is chairman of the Auraria Head Start policy advisory committee, Mrs. Alberta Crespin of 1467 Navajo St., Donald Gallegos of 1149 Lipan St., and Phil Torres of 1033 Ninth St.
Other newly elected board members, named at the annual meeting May 14, are Miss Jane Collins, head of social services at Denver General Hospital; Leon Selig of 4201 East Sixth Ave., Kenneth Valis of the Colorado Paint Company, and Mrs. Robert Wham of 2790 South High St.
During the program for the annual meeting, Dr. Robert ODell of Metropolitan State College gave a slide show on plans for the new Auraria educational site to be built north of West Colfax Avenue.
Dr. ODell explained that no land south of Colfax Avenue will be used for the new complex. He warned against any persons who buy West Side property south of Colfax Avenue, who claim that it will be condemned at a later date. He said that in other cities the land close to a college campus has increased in value, and he predicted this will be true on the West Side, also.
Parish Planning Un Buen Tiempo
Play school, family nights, swimming, camping, hiking, arts, crafts, outings and summer employment for young peopleall these are planned for the summer at Inner City Parish.
The Parish summer program will begin June 16 and go through August.
Play school is for three-year-olds, Tuesday through Friday mornings. The community meeting and worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Family night is at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday.
Operation Crosstown will be run for fourth, fifth and sixth graders for the two weeks beginning June 16. A program in swimming skills will be open two afternoons a week.
Tutoring and instruction in piano and guitar will be offered on request.
The Neighborhood Service Corps will provide employment for some young people. Persons who need help on projects in their home or yard are asked to notify the Parish at 244-2636.
All West Siders are welcome to participate in the programs at the Parish.
Well Miss You
Our Sympathy Following the school board election to all Denver school children who will not be going to school with children from different social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Now we must work even harder for improved education.
A special thank-you goes to Joe Gregory of 1328 West Colfax Ave. who has delivered the WEST SIDE RECORDER in North Lincoln Park Homes the last five years. Mr. Gregory, who has been very faithful in his task, is giving up his route due to his doctors orders.
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West Side pictures: Bill Baker.
And a special thank-you to Adolph Coors Co.
Many West Siders Attend School Board Meet at WHS
Five of the seven Denver school board members and nearly 300 other persons, mainly West Siders, attended a board-community meeting May 6 at West High School. Superintendent Robert Gilberts and several of his staff members also were present.
Bal Chavez, chairman of the Concerned Citizens and Parents Committee of West High School, presided at the meeting and also took part in the questions addressed to the school board and to Superintendent Gilberts.
AMONG THE SPEAKERS
Dates Announced By Metro State
Metropolitan State College will offer 136 courses this summer during a ten-week session June 16 to August 22 and two five-week sessions during the same period.
Included in the offerings are remedial courses in mathematics, English and reading for high school graduates who need this type of preparation in order to qualify for registration in the fall at Metro or at other institutions of higher education.
There are also courses for average and well-qualified individuals, both beginning students and those who have previously attended college.
The standard application for admission form must be turned in by June 2 for the ten-week and first five-week sessions, and by July 7 for the second five-week session.
Additional information on the summer program may be obtained by calling 292-5190 or visiting the Office of Admissions and Records, 250 West 14th Ave.
Improvement Assn. Works On Safety, Grocery Stores
Four West Side grocery stores were inspected by neighborhood residents and representatives of the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals April 16, to see if conditions in the stores have changed in recent months.
Stores visited were American Way at 1115 West 11th Ave., K & M Market, 1044 West Colfax Ave., DeHarts Grocery at the intersection of West Seventh Ave. and Santa Fe Drive; and Lincoln Park Grocery at 1244 Mariposa St.
The visitors found conditions greatly improved as compared with the way they were several months ago. All stores were being painted and fixed up in April.
Those who made the inspection tour were Dr. Howard Larson and George Barela of the Department of Health and Hospitals, and four members of the West Side Improvement Association Mrs. Frank Dabrowski, Mrs. Forrest Swanson, Mrs. Clifford Partney and Manual Garcia.
So far nine West Side grocery stores have been inspected by representatives of the Improvement Association in the last six months.
Residents of District 3 of the
West Side Improvement Association, which is from Speer Boulevard to Santa Fe Drive between West Eighth and Twelfth Avenues, are working on traffic safety measures in their neighborhood.
They met at Inner City Parish with John Burg of the ciity traffic department and drew up the following proposals:
Remove parking on west side of Galapago Street between West Ninth and 12th Avenues.
Trim bushes, trees, etc., at intersection of West Uth Avenue and Galapago Street and put in more and larger stop signs.
Study the possibility of placing speed limit signs on West 11th Avenue from Speer Boulevard to Osage Street.
Put a traffic signal light at the corner of West 11th Avenue and Galapago Street.
Thirty-three persons in one block alone in the immediate area signed the petition to get action on these proposals.
Since the meeting, Richard Thomas, chief traffic engineer for the city, has informed Mrs. Wilma Dabrowski, District 3 director, that the requested traffic light can not be put in
from the West Side and from Hispano groups were John Ventura, Mrs. Wilma Dabrowski, State Senator Roger Cisneros, Bernard Valdez of the Welfare Department, Fred Arguello of the State Department of Education, and Carlos Santisteven of the Crusade for Justice.
All spoke in support of demands made by parents and other concerned citizens relative to improvement of education for West Side children.
Superintendent Gilberts and his staff reported that $8,000 worth of material on Hispano culture has been purchased for the West High Library. The number of books and other items this included was not known.
IT WAS ANNOUNCED that there will be a summer school at West High School if possible, and that if it cannot be aranged the city school administration will try to provide free transportation from the West Side to summer school somewhere else probably North High School.
It also was announced that there has been a start at bilingual education, in Spanish as well as in English, on the kindergarten and first grade levels in some Denver schools.
SUPERINTENDE NT GILBERTS said that to date 20 Hispano teachers have been added to the city teacher list for next year. He said they will be placed in schools where there is an opening for their special teaching talents. He made it clear that he will not transfer any West Side teacher to another school unless the teacher asks for a transfer. None of the new Hispano teachers will be placed on the West Side unless an opening develops.
It seemed that the superintendent of schools did not appreciate some of the questions asked by Mr. Chavez and did not want to answer them. However, the West Side audience was courteous and attentive, and there were few outbreaks in the long meeting.
JAMES D. VOORHEES, JR., chairman of the board, thanked the many who attended on the cold, rainy night for their cooperation and willingness to work on the problems of the schools. He said he hoped the board could have more community meetings with West Siders in the future.
Other board members present were A. Edgar Benton, William G. Berge, Mrs. Rachel B. Noel and Dr. John H. Amesse.
immediately but that it will be considered for next year.
Mrs. Dabrowski, who also Is president of the Improvement Association, called the district meeting because of the number of accidents in the area of Galapago Street and West 11th Avenue.
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For the Record
We are reprinting our column from this space in last months issue of The Recorder. The material was printed all mixed up, and because it was intended to be For the Record for West Siders and their many friends and acquaintances, we are running it again, in the right order, for the record).
In spite of anger and fear, frustration and excitement, outsiders mixing in with West Siders, lots of action and lots of problems, the fact remains:
When West Siders made their protest last month, they did not burn, did not kill, did not lose control of themelves in large numbers.
Its a sad and serious fact that someone could have been killedeither West Siders or policemen. Weapons were used in both directions. The problems that resulted in the school walk-out quickly got more complicated by what happened next, and the future needs include solutions to both the original grievances and the following complications.
But the fact is that the trouble did not turn into a riot, and the persons who did get hurtWest Siders and othersserve as a warning to all of us that we got off better than we might have.
What happens nextwhat is worked out in solution to the problemsdepends upon how many of us are willing to work harder than we ever have before to improve our community. The real issue is the future of West Side children, in education, In justice and opportunity, in accomplishment and respect and pride.
For the benefit of the 200 or so non-West Siders who receive the West Side Recorder each month and may not drive down Santa Fe very often, wed like to report that the boards are off the few windows that got boarded up after the walk-out. The one store that closed had announced its intention of doing so years ago, and may not be missed all that much. Very little damage was done.
Our friend Charlie handled a prospective looter very well. When somebody ran in the grocery store door and grabbed something off a rack, Charlie just said, That will be 49 cents, please, and the merchandise was put back at once.
Some West Siders voluntarily helped keep things orderly. Some of the outsiders accused of stirring up the whole thing did their part to cool the kids by leading them in marches away from the school and the police, and encouraging discussions instead of violence.
There were some absolutely wild rumors, like so many kids dead at Baker School, or so many people going berserk down Santa Fe, or somebody saying he was go-ing to kill all the Anglos.
West Side Calendar
Mon., May 26Westside Action Ministry, St. Johns Lutheran Church, West Third Ave. and Acoiria St., 7:30 p.m.
Sun., June 1St. Josephs High School Graduation.
Mon., June 9Free day at Denver City Park Zoo.
Summer program for children begins at Catholic Community Centers, 2809 Larimer St.
Child care program for younger school pupils begins at Auraria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa, St. Through August.
Tues., June 10West Side Improvement Association board meeting, Auraria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa St., 7:30 p.m.
Mon., June 16Vacation Bible School begins at First Avenue Presbyterian Church, 9-11:30 a.m. All West Side children welcome. Through June 27.
Summer programs open at Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago St. All ages welcome. Through August.
Summer sessions open at Metropolitan State College. Through Aug. 22.
Mon., June 23Day camp program begins at Auraria Community Center.
Tues., June 24Free day at Denver City Park Zoo.
LETS GO SWIMMING Lincoln Park pool will open for use by West Siders on June 7. Registration for swimming classes will be June 16 at the pool. These classes are available for children 8 years and older.
Becky Marrujo On Auraria Staff
Becky Marrujo is one of the staff members at the Auraria Community (Renter and is in charge of many of the activities. She is a graduate of West High School and recently received her bachelors degree from the University of Colorado. She also has attended the University of Denver, and she will enroll there in September to get her masters degree in social work.
Becky says she is eager to help make plans for improvement of the neighborhood and to help Mexican American residents in any way she can.
Thank heaven or something of better quality than mans imagination and fear that these and many other rumors gave way to truth if one just looked for it.
While were reporting to our non-West Side friends who get this paper because they asked for it or because theyre public officials or others whose decisions affect the West Side, we also want to say: The West Side surface may look calm a-gain. But if you come around and listen, and pay careful attention to how it is in the barrios the neighborhoods youll find different varieties of bitterness, lots of concern, determination looking for ways to make improvements. You may find a lot more positive action than you expectit depends on where you look. You may find more despair than you can take comfortablypoverty can hit secure observers that way.
Like all the rest of America, Denvers West Side has all kinds of goals and aims, many different opinions, competitiveness or cooperation depending on whos doing what. But West Siders are not contented to be poor or needy or second class, and the mood now is to try hard, try again, and keep trying!
We hope the rest of Denver will respond in like mood to help us meet our needs.
Miss Maggie Jackson will be back on the West Side this summer, working at Inner City Parish.. Maggie will graduate from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, next month and will go to graduate school this fall. She has majored in sociology. Maggie says she will be glad to see her many West Side friends again.
Senior Citizens Go Hither ond Yon
Lincoln Park Senior Citizens have had a wide variety of activities in the last two months. They have been invited to films and meetings at the United Way Building, have celebrated Easter with special table decorations, and have received a membership certificate from the Organization of Older People.
The quilt to be raffled off as a money-raising project for the fiesta this summer has been delivered.
The Lincoln Park bus was used for Senior Citizens to go shopping May 8. May 16 the group visited the Coors Brewery in Golden.
Railroad Salvage Store To Open on Santa Fe
A new discount store, El To-riito, is going in at 743 Santa Fe Dr.
Ted Rosczyt, manager, said the grand opening will be about May 26. The merchandise will be railroad salvage.
The Goodwill store at West Eighth Avenue and Santa Fe has announced it will be closing in the near future.
To the Editor:
We are two West Siders. We both like some teachers at Baker Junior High, and some teachers need to understand us better. Our goal is to get an education but there needs to be a better understanding between teachers and students.
Cindy and Cheri Trujillo P.S. We enjoy reading the West Side Recorder.
To the Editor:
I like the West Side Recorder. It is fun to read it. Thank you for your good newspaper. I am wondering if our Lincoln Park can be fixed so we can use it this summer.
Lawrence Jaramillo, 12
To the Editor:
I like the West Side Recorder for many reasons.
For one, it keeps us informed of various activities and news.
Mrs. Aquapita Sandoval..
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Our Dates With You
As a service to West Siders making plans for community activities, and to those who help distribute the West Side Recorder each month, we are announcing the papers publication dates for the rest of 1969.
By looking at these dates you can tell when you can get advance publicity for your activities in the Recorder. You can mark the deadlines for getting news into the paper on your office or home calendars. You can tell which Saturday each month the paper will be distributed. In fact, if you dont get a copy of the paper within a few days after these dates, you can complain to us about it.
These are the deadlines and publication dates for the rest of the year:
Junenews deadline Tues-, June 17publication Sat., June 28.
Julynews deadline Tues., July 15publication Sat., July 26.
Augustnews deadline Tues., Aug. 12publication Sat., Aug. 23.
Septembernews deadline Tues-, Sept. 16publication Sat., Sept. 27.
Octobernews deadline Tues., Oct. 14publication Sat., Oct. 25.
Novembernews deadline Tues., Nov. 11publication Sat-, Nov. 22.
Decembernews deadline Tues., Dec. 9publication Sat., Dec. 20.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THESE RECORDER DEADLINES AND PUBLICATION DATES.
Auraria Neighborhood Mothers Group would like to extend a belated Mothers Day togetherness greeting to the community of Lincoln Park and South Lincoln Park Homes and surrounding areas.
Together we have strived for the betterment of the community. The work has been pressing but a steady success. The mothers of the community are the backbone of tomorrow. We mothersor some mothersare still not heard because of politics or legislation. A mother should be able to make decisions for her family.
The Neighborhood Group of Auraria which meets on Thursdays at 7:30 pjn. still strives but we need more mothers.
Mrs. Dorothy Martin.
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OaU Lq men I Like A Broken Record).
Once again, it seems necessary to remind people and agencies about the need for cooperation in producing the West Side Recorder each month.
I have worked on, the Recorder for nearly five years. Many other people have given many hours of free time to help write, edit, and prepare the paper for printing and distribution. I have been told repeatedly how much good the Recorder is doing, and how much it is appreciated.
Yet some people seem to think that it is produced each month by an act of God. Sometimes the fact that it does come out is nearly miraculous, but it is the result of much hard work and cooperation from many persons and agencies.
However, there are always those who must be reminded every month about news items. And it seems to be pretty much the same ones each time, in spite of the fact that the next months deadline is carried in each months paper.
Then there are the ones who, when they are contacted, want to give items over the phone or in person for some one else to write up. Sometimes this is the only way it can be done. But it would help if people would only understand that anything on a piece of paper is much easier to work with than verbal messages.
For an example of what I am trying to say-Perhaps you noticed that some schools do not have news in the paper this month. All or nearly all the schools on the West Side were told individually last month of this months deadline. They were also reminded that this would be the issue to carry special end-of-the-year items. The deadline came and wentand where was all the news about scholarships, commencement activities, etc.?
-But the thing that makes me saddest of all is this: I am not at all hopeful that what I have written will make any difference. Those people for whom this is intended will probably tell us three weeks from now that they havent read the paper this month!
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Greenlee School "Sings Out"
For Third Year
The Greenlee School Sing-Out has been presented at four elementary schools in Denver so far this year. The children have taken their program to Lincoln, Whiteman, Mitchell, and Gilpin Elementary Schools.
The Sing-Out group is made up of all sixth graders at Greenless and members of the school chorus.
The Greenlee Sing-Out was begun three years ago when Mrs. Joyce Davis, the music teacher at Greenlee, and Mike Connors, then a sixth grade teacher at Greenlee, worked out the program of words and songs. The Sing-Out was developed so students could tell other people in a new and different way about democracy, freedom, liberty and brotherhood.
The Sing-Out was first performed at Greenlee for the student body. Later the pupils sang at the formal opening of the Auraria Community Center, at churches, at other elementary schools in Denver, and at the May D & F School Exhibit down town.
The next year Mr. Connors added a choral reading to the program, This Land Is Our Land. .
The Sing-Out, now in its third year, includes these songs: Star Spangled Banner, What Color Is Gods Skin? Let There Be Peace on Earth, Blowin* in the Wind, and Up With People.
Individual students who add their personal talent to the Sing-Out include Larry Alcorn on the FYench horn and Landy McNulty and Mary Sanchez as soloists. Mrs. Mary-Nelle Ryan, one of the sixth grade teachers, directs her class in the choral reading of This Land Is Our Land.
Miss Margaret Casey, a gym teacher, accompanies the group on guitar. Miss Jane Schneider and James Godard, also sixth grade teachers, work with student speakers and make other arrangements. Mrs. Davis continues as director.
Scholarships Renewed For West Side Pupils
Four former Greenlee School pupils are attending private schools in Denver on scholarships valued at $1,500 each per year. The schools also provide daily transportation for the pupils from the West Side.
Jane Suekama, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Suekama of 1225 Santa Fe Dr., recently made the Headmasters Honor List at Kent School for Girls, 4004 East Quincy Ave., for grades of B-plus or better. Jane attended Greenlee for seven years, kindergarten through sixth grade, and is a seventh grader at Kent.
Two seventh graders, Donald Delmendo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Delmendo of 1145 Lipan St., and Dennis Hilgar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Hilgar, 1003 Lipan St., are pupils at Denver Country Day School 4000 East Quincy Ave.
Victor Vargas, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Vargas, Sr:, of 1066 Navajo St., is an eighth grader at Graland Country Day School, 30 Birch St. His scholarship is the third one provided for Greenlee boys by Boys Clubs of America.
First Avenue Presbyterian Church
120 West First Avenue Rev. A. J. Blomquist, Pastor Sunday School9:45 a.m.
Classes for all ages.
Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship and Fellowship Group6:30 p.m.
Jesus said. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if- you love one another.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO THESE SERVICES
News From Baker School
Officers Chosen At Three Schools
Fairmont PTA officers for next year were elected at an evening meeting May 5.
They are: George Lopez, 367 Bannock St., president; Esther Chavez, 114 Galapago St.,, first vice president; Kenneth Goff, Fairmont principal, second vice president; Esther Trujillo, 307 Galapago St., third vice president; Martha Deanda, 447 Fox St., secretary; George Chavez, 114 Galapago St., treasurer; Grace Cabral, 436 Delaware St., historian, and Bernard Trujillo, 41 Elati St., parliamentarian.
Elmwoods incoming president is Mrs. Mary Quintana of 1031 West Seventh Ave. Other new Elmwood officers are Mrs. Pauline Trujillo of 709 Delaware St., first vice president; Principal Donald Genera, second vice president; Mrs. Lelia Romero of 555 Fox St., third vice president; Mrs. Eleanor Gomez of 612 Elati St., secretary; Adolph Gomez of 612 Elati St., treasurer; Mrs. Christine DeLeon of 1129 West 13th Ave., assistant treasurer; and Mrs. Nancy Delmastro of 1033 West Seventh Ave., historian.
Mrs. Raymond Romero of 1253 Galapago St. is newly e-lected president of the Greenlee PTA. Assisting her will be Mrs. Benita Lane of 1068 Lipan St., vice president; Principal Kenneth Gorsline, second vice president; Mrs. Henry Contreras of 1372 Navajo St. secretary; Mrs. Mary Ryan, a teacher, treasurer; Mrs. Mechi Am-do, a teacher, room representative; and Mrs. Carlos Ayala of 917 West Tenth Ave., historian.
Incoming School Children Must Take TB Tests
All parents are reminded that all children new to the Denver Public Schools are required to have a tuberculin test or a chest x-ray.
If your child has had a tuberculin test or x-ray within the last 24 months (two years) this is acceptable if you can submit a doctors proof that the test was negative.
The free test is available at Disease Control, 670 Delaware St., daily from 8 am to 4 p.m. except Saturdays and Sundays. The report card is available there and if you prefer, you may have your private physician or another clinic give the test.
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Baker Junior High School will be offering several new electives next fall.
For ninth graders only, drama, speech, and journalism will be offered for English credits.
On all grade levels; German will be added to Spanish as a language elective.
Students interested in taking any of these courses should contact their counselors this spring if possible.
Trailblazer Week was April 21 to 25. There were many organized fun activities to promote the school yearbook.
The Wonderful World of Travel was the theme for the city wide play festival March 20. Seventh graders from Baker started their trip in a balloon to the music of Up, Up and Away. Eighth grade boys demonstrated gymnastics and ninth grade girls did a can-can.
The Baker Boys Chorus has been busy with spring programs. They performed with the Kennedy Jr. High Schools Boys Chorus March 20. They also participated in the all-school Easter assembly March 28. The Baker Boys Chorus is in its third year and has 44 ninth graders chosen by individual try-outs.
Thirteen members of the Baker Concert Choir were chosen to participate in the City Wide Ninth Grade Choirs program March 2. The Concert Choir also performed at the all-school Easter assembly.
The Concert Choir has sung at several other schools in the last few weeksHorace Mann Junior High and Kennedy and West High Schools.
The Baker Spring Concert was held May 22. The Boys Chorus, the Concert Choir and the seventh and eighth grade chorus provided the program.
Baker won third place for its participation in the Centro Cultural parade May 3. The school will receive a plaque.
The eighth grade Baker Globetrotters placed third in the city basketball tournament after winning the District 3 Championship. The seventh grade All Stars and the ninth grade Celtics placed third in the district tournament.
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Flowers were the theme and pink and white were the colors for the Mother-Daughter Tea, one of the nicest events at Baker this year. The tea, the afternoon of May 8, included a program of a fashion film, a short fashion show by West High School girls, some numbers by the Baker Girls Chorus, and a tribute to mothers. Refreshments were served in the school lunch room.
Mrs. Eva Borrego of the PTA sponsored the tea and spent much time with a committee of girls helping to plan it. The girls committee consisted of Helen Carillo, Linda Herrera, Alma Martinez, Becky Padilla, Sandy Alire and Irene Quiroz.
All Children Welcome At Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible school classes for children of all ages will begin at First Avenue Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 16, and for two weeks.
The classes. will be from 9 tp. 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. AH children are welcome.
Junior and senior high school pupils will have their own study groups. By helping part time as teachers for. the younger children, the older boys and girls can earn half the tuition for church camp later in the summer.
Elmwood Names 31 to Honor Roll
Elmwood School had 31 students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades on its B-average-or-above honor roll for the third reporting period.
The sixth graders are Debra Alire, Kathy Cordova, Bernadette Gomez, Bruce Gomez, Sally Heath, Tim Kamerzell, Eric Mansanarez, Cindy Martinez, Jo-Anne Martinez, Anthony Padilla, Elaine Perez, Diane Vigil, and Annette Westbrook.
The fifth graders who made the required average are Debbie DeHart, John Gray, Ronald SchelMng, and Christine Valencia.
The fourth graders are Richard Armenta, Billy Chacon, Mitchell Gomez, Ricky Gurule, Tommy Martinez, Pamela Montoya, Dennis Paiz, David Ramirez, Patti Rogers, Freddy Sanchez, Larry Torres, Donna Trujillo, Ernest Trujillo, and Joyce Westbrook.
Parish Bruins Battle Vista Volunteers
Wednesday evening basketball games have been scheduled between the Inner City Parish Bruins and a group of Vista Volunteers working on the West Side.
So far* two games have been played, with a win on each side. Ben Berg was the high scorer in both games. Steve Idema is leader of the Vista team.
llth and Curtis Streets
MIDNIGHT, 12:10 A.M.
6:00, 8:00, 9:15, 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m., 12:15 and 5:15 p.m.
Solemn Novena in honor of St. Anthony
9 Tuesdays, April 15 to June 10
Masses and Novena Prayers:
8:00 a.m., 12:15, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m.
WEST SIDE RECORDER, May, 1969
Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Mestas are the parents of a son, John Edward, Jr., born April 12 at Fitzsimons Hospital. Bath parents are 1967 graduates of West High School. The father is stationed in the PhiUipines with the U.S. Air Force.
Mrs. Ethel Schultz of 720 Delaware St., is home after six weeks in St. Anthony's Hospital. She is feeling much better.
Allequere May is the name given to the new daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Dunn of 461 Galapago St. She was bom April 7. The father is in Alaska with the U. S. Navy.
Mrs. Louise Hughes, a resident of the Lutheran Apartments at 330 Acoma St. was knocked down on the street just outside the apartment house Sunday, April 20, by a teen-aged boy who snatched her purse and ran. She suffered a broken left arm and fractured hip. After receiving care in Denver General Hospital, she was moved to a nursing home in Cheyenne, Wyo., near where her daughter lives. The boy was not apprehended.
Melody Dabrowski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dabrowski of 1115 Inca St., was in Mercy Hospital for care of an ulcer.
Mrs. Bertha Brigman of 1426 Osage St. has undergone surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Members and friends of Wesley United Methodist Church enjoyed a fellowship dinner April 27 and a fashion show put on by the men wearing womens clothes. Bob Recek, a long-time West Sider, was the master of ceremonies and a good time was had by all.
Miss Marsha White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall White of 230 Cherokee St., has been elected editor-in-chief of the yearbook for 1969-70 at Sterling College (Colo.). She was graduated from West High School in 1966.
Roy Winterhalder of 226 West Third St. is teaching a course in auto body-repair and painting at Community College. He is a graduate of West High School and a long-time resident of the West Side.
Aunt Minnie" Mercer, formerly of 1229 Lipan St., died May 5 at Parkview Manor at the age of 92. She was bom in Germany and had lived in Denver 77 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stella Alstatt and Mrs. Bella Morgensen of Denver; a sister, Mrs. Ida Baer of Denver; two grandsons and four greatgrandchildren.
Joe Blomquist, son of the Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Blomquist of First Avenue Presbyterian Church, received his bachelor of science degree from Sterling College (Colo,) May 18. He and Miss Kathleen Ruth Johnson of Honolulu, Hawaii, will be married June 13 on the church here. He will enlist in Officers Training School for Air Force training and his bride will continue her education.
The Brooks Towers News, published for residents of Brooks Towers apartment building in down town Denver, recently reprinted exactly the entire historical feature story about St. Elizabeths Catholic Church from the October issue of the West Side Recorder.
Mrs. Mary Vigil of 1426 Osage St. visited her daughters in Tucson, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N. M., for about two weeks.
Draws Up Wills
Witnesses Legal Transactions
Performs Marriage Vows
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Sgt. Walter H. Gallegos, son of Mrs. Ellen Gallegos of 863 Fox St., is home from a year's tour in Viet Nam. After a 30-day leave he will be stationed in Germany. He is the brother of Bell and Irene Gallegos and the grandson of J. A. Gonzales.
Leo Rodriguez, director of the West Side Action Center, has been elected president of the statewide organization of Community Action Program center directors.
Protest Produces More Head Start
AJbout 50 West Side parents and other neighborhood people met March 28 with representatives of Denver Opportunity and protested the Denver Opportunity announcement that the full-year Head Start program would be ended a month early, on April 30, instead of May 31.
As a result of the discussion at the meeting the Auraria Head Start program at Auraria Community Center and at the Ela/toi Street Center were continued into May.
The Policy Advisory Committee of the Auraria Head Start program sponsored the meeting so parents could say how they felt about the program closing early. Denver Opportunity representatives who were most involved with the need for closing early, because of reduced funds, were invited to attend.
Mns. Grace Cabral is chairman of the Policy Advisory Committee. Other members are Jane Collins, Helen Crennell, Carolyn Forbes, Grace Vialpan-do, Dora Vigil and Sandra Vigil.
The committee members made the following statement:
We would like to acknowledge our appreciation to Mrs. Cabral for her continued involvement and commitment in arranging this meeting Through her efforts, the parents were given an opportunity to ask questions and to express their concerns ... As Head Start is for parent and community participation, the large turn-out demonstrated the involvement of the parents in the future of the program.
St. Elizabeth's Students In Safety Poster Contest Four students from St. Elizabeths School were area finalists in the 1969 AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest.
Olivia Ferretti and Gary Hermosillo, first graders, and Alfonso Hermido and Ricard Romero, third graders, will receive a safety dollar each from the AAA. Their posters will be entered in the national contest in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Anita Earley is their art teacher.
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Married 50 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Olsen of 1406 Navajo St., celebrated their golden wedding anniversary April 26. There were a special mass at St. Elizabeths Catholic Church and a reception at Auraria Community Center. The Olsens were married in Nebraska in 1919 and have lived in Denver since 1941. She is president of the Senior Citizens at Lincoln Park. Three sisters and five brothers of the bride came from Nebraska for the celebration.
On the Byers' Bookshelf -
Byers Neighborhood Library West Seventh Ave. at Santa Fe Dr.
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 2-5:30 p.m.
Sat.10 a.m.-noon; 1-5:30 pm.
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The people who come info Byers Neighborhood Library ask for books on every subject under the sun. Usually, there is a book to fill their request.
For example, if youre looking for a new job, youll find a number of books to help you. One new paperback book is Ess Weins Complete Job Hunting Guide. How to choose and land a job, how to choose and use an employment agency, when and how to change your job these and many other useful and valuable suggestions are explained in detail for you.
Spilled mustard on your best dress? Is your door key broken off in the lock? Are birds eating your newly seeded lawn? Answers to these questions and many others are given by Michael Gore in his fine little paperback book, Money Savers Through the House.
Another book on repairs you can make is How To Fix Almost Everything. Stanley Schu-
ler tells you how to mend, repair, and put in running order almost everything in and a-round your housefrom how to mend a zipper to how to repair a hole in the gas tank of your car. This book is truly first aid for anyone.
If youre in the retirement group, John Troans book on Medicare and Social Security will be a complete guide for you. Highlights and qualifications plus all the benefits of Medicare are covered in the first section of the book. Types of monthly payments, benefits if you work, and survivors benefits are some of the points covered in the chapters on Social Security.
Emily Posts book, Sewing, begins where beginners should start. Step by step, it shows you how to sew with a professional look. There are a number of other practical books on learning to sew as well as advanced sewing.
Do you need to brush up on high school or junior high school courses? Math, English, spelling, foreign languagesall in plain, easy-to-read guide books, make it easy to re-leam and remember the necessary facts.
Are you really a good driver? Roger Ward thinks all of us
Child Care Offered To Working Mothers
The summer program for children at Catholic Community Centers is now open for registration. The program is especailly for children of working mothers.
From June 9 to Aug. 8 there will be weekday care from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the center at 2809 Larimer St. There will be field trips to Denver city and mountain parks, swimming, music, crafts, picnics, special interest groups, play and games.
Mrs. May Ward of 334 Galapago St., a member of the staff at the center, said the cost is $2 a child per week. Children take sack lunches from home and milk is provided for them.
Further information is available from Mrs. Ward at 222-2420 or from the Centers at 623-1476.
should review our driving habits and patterns. His suggestions for improved driving are listed in Guide to Good Driving. Maintaining a safe car; knowing how to brake, change gears, and comer; knowing how to drive in all traffic and all weather; knowing what to do in the face of an accident; and even knowing how to buy a car are all covered for your real benefit.
A time-saver, money-saver and health-saver is the UJ&. Government Cook Book, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It includes cooking, menu-planning and nutrition. It has tips on weight control, economical shopping, frozen and fresh food storage. An especially practical chapter for parents suggests tricks that will get a child to eat and tempt him to try new foods.
Even if you know how to cook Mexican food, Ema Fer-gusson has more than 100 wonderful Mexican recipes in her paperback book, Mexican Cookbook. There are new twists and methods in preparing complete Mexican menus.
There is a complete series of paperback books for young adults, to help them find out more about jabs and careers. The titles Of several are: Cool It, Man (refrigerator man); Charley, the TV Repairman; Pete, the Service Station Attendant; Carmen, the Beautician; Ginny, the Office Assistant; and Betty and Her Typewriter.
FOR SALE 2 Suits $3 each. SizesW 30, L 31 & W 30, L 28 244-7263 Masc. Clothes
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You are always welcome to check and compare our prices. Since we are a clean West Side store with 20 years of experience and service to you behind us, you do not need to catch a bus or drive out of your neighborhood to get low (or discount) prices.
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WEST SIDE RECORDER, May, 1969