Volume 6Number 9
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
Action Coucil To Divide $12,500 In Neighborhood
The West Side Action Council has available approximately $12,500 to be used in special impact projects on
the West Side.
The money comes from the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) and Is known as a block pant, The block grant Is given directly to the Council so they can become more independent of Denver Opportunity (DO) which sets many guidelines about how action center money may be spent. The grants are In addition to the centers regular operation money.
Block grants are also supposed to give the Council a chance to prove to OEO that they know how to set up projects which will really benefit the community.
The Action Council has not yet decided how the $12,500 for 1970 will be spent. They are asking organizations and individuals to submit proposals and ideas about how the money might be spent for the improvement of the West Side.
Call your Action Council representatives and tell them what kinds of projects you think would have the greatest impact in the community whether it might be scholarships, training programs, craft projects, youth centers, recreation programs, craft projects, youth centers, recreation programs, parks, Summer jobs for high school students, etc.
It is obvious that only one or two of these projects can be funded with the $12,500. Several council members have expressed concern that an attempt was being made to rush the council into accepting one proposal without giving consideration to other proposals. They believe that if the council is going to be able to use the block grant for the best interests of the West Side it is necessary to consider a variety of proposals and to consider the wishes of the community.
If you do not know who your Action Council representative is, call the Action Center at 534-5141 for his or her name. If you are unable to get the name of your representative or his telephone number from the Action Center call 623-2285.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE WEST SIDE RECORDER
(BASIC COST, $555)
School ........... 10
Lutheran Church .... 10 First Mennonite
Inner City Parish... 10
Catholic Church ...... 10
Catholic Church... 10
Methodist Church ..10 West Side Improvement Association ........ 10
Mr. Everett Dobson
Pledges for this issue:
St. John's Lutheran Church.............10
Food Distribution Center Needs Help
The food distribution centers for pregnant mothers and families with children under six are in need of volunteers. People are needed to help drive food to the distribution points, help staff the centers and various other jobs.
A good pick-up truck is also needed to distribute the food to then centers. Miss Connie Grei-go, Vista associate in charge of the center at Sixth and Galapa-go says that the center could also use shopping carts for mothers to carry their food home. Thirty cans of milk are given per child. If a mother has several pre-school children and must bring them along to pick up her foods, it becomes almost impossible for her to get them all home. Sometimes Miss Grie-go herself gives families a lift home after her work is done in the evening. Someone with a car could help out with this. There are many opportunities here for all of us to help other West Sid-ers.
Anyone who wants to help In any way may call Miss Connie Griego at 825-6455 in the mornings and Mrs. Delores Haynes, 266-9267. The center at Sixth and Galapago is open Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is the only one on the West Side presently. Families are referred to it from La Casita Esperanza and Mariposa Health Stations. The West Side Health Center and Denver General, also refer people.
Two more centers are hopefully being planned for the West Side, one in Lincoln Park Homes and one at St. Cajetans That means more volunteers will be needed. Lets all help.
West Side Coalition receives $20,000 from Archdiocese and vote of confidence from Archdiocese Social Action Committee.
West Side Relic
Elmwood School, 720 Galapago, is an ancient relic. Part of the building (right) was built in 1887. The other part (left) dates from 1895. Yet our West Side children still attend classes in this sadly inadequate eyesore.
There is an immediate need for vital facilities.
---------------- Elmwood has no lunchroom.
M.A.LS.A. Starts Legal Aid Center
Just what is this new organization? It is a group of students who, in conjunction with the University of Denver Law School, have organized themselves for the purpose of helping Mexican-American Spanish sur-named people with their legal problems.
OPERATION S.E.R. has opened its doors to this group and is offering office facility and telephone.
The function of this organization, M.A.L.S.A., is to counsel those who fall in the indigent classification.
The young people are either Seniors or Juniors in Law School and can serve as counsel or refer the individual.
Those wishing to avail themselves of the M.A.L.S.A. County Court Practice Program may call the following phone number534-3186.
NEW WSIA DIRECTORS DIG
Complaints of inadequate street sweeping and garbage pick-up were among the principal subjects discussed at the January 13th board meeting of the West Side Improvement Association. Henry Maestas, the new Associations vice-president, said that he had inspected his district and found that garbage collection has been lax and haphazard. It was decided that the new executive com-mitte would take the matter up with the proper authorities.
Children of families on welfare and those of other low income families are eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches at their schools. The Denver Department of Welfare is sending letters to all welfare families for them to take to their schools to be in the program. The child will then get a lunch card which will be on file in the school cafeteria.
Those families who have not received a letter and are interested in the program should contact the social worker at their school. Other interested low income families may do the s6me.
The Christmas Party held December 21st at the Auraria Community Center was a success. Over 500 West Side children attended the party for which expenses had been paid by the Catholic Archdiocese. Many Denver area individuals and merchants contributed toys, food and money.
A question was raised at the meeting about the delay of last years officers in transferring the Association books and accounts to the new officers.
Although the new officers had been installed in December the books had not yet been turned over to the new officers by the old officers. It was pointed out that since the December meeting the past president and past vice-president, Mrs. Wilma Dabrow-ki, and Mrs. Leona Partney, had had the past treasurer, Mrs. Benita Clark, write checks to them in the amount of $50.00 each. Mrs. Dabrowski said that the money was for past services and expenses.
The association voted that in the future officers would be reimbursed for their expenses only if it was authorized by a specific resolution of the Board.
Coker New Projects Head
. .Mr. William Coker, former manager of the Curtis Park Projects was appointed the manager of the Lincoln Park Projects in January.
Mr. Cokers appointment came about after Mr. Austin Robinson retired as director of management for the Denver Housing Authority after 22 years of service.
Mr. Leonard Chadwick, no
stranger to West Siders was appointed to replace Mr. Robinson, as director of management, who in turn was replaced at his present position by Mr. Bill Ratzlaff, the manager of Lincoln Parks Homes. Good luck to all of these men in their new assignments. We hope to have more information on Mr. Coker by our next issue.
New Action Council Members Selected
The West Side Action Council has selected four people to fill empty seats on the Action Council. They are Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Herrera of 361 Elati St., Mrs. Mary Aguirre of 872 Galapago St., and Barbara Rogers of The Mariposa Health Station. Barbara is a social worker at the health station and will fill the third and final agency seat on the council. The other two agency people are John Doyle of Baker Junior High School and Don Schierling of the Westside Action Ministry.
It is also reported that Alberta Crespin of 1467 Navajo St. was elected treasurer for the Action Council.
Food is currently being served in the basement between the schools only two lavatories.
Elmwood has no auditorium. The only area large enough to assemble the children is at the end of one of the hallways.
i Elmwood needs a gymnasium. The only recreation area now is located in two converted classrooms.
Elmwood needs a music and art room. The present cubicle is hidden in the basement. It also serves as a speech room two afternoons a week.
Elmwood lacks adequate lavatories. There are only two lavatories located in the basement to serve the entire 400 student enrollment. Some children must go down two flights of stairs to use the lavatory. Twenty minutes per day are lost because teachers must always accompany the children.
Elmwood is one of the very few schools still being heated by coal. On some mornings the temperature is 70 in the office, 50 in a north classroom, and about 72 in a south classroom.
Until these facilities are provided at Elmwood, our children are daily being deprived of equal educational opportunities. Teacher and pupil attitudes are adversely affected by the overall appearance of this substandard monstrocity. We should sit still no longer. Equality of education does not exist on the West Side! For proof, see the photographs and story on Page 3.
Auraria Backs Coalition
The Board of Directors of Auraria Community Center met Monday evening, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. At the meeting, the Board voted to support the activities of the West Side Coalition. The Board also voted to hold its regular meeting the second Monday of each month at 7:30 at Auraria.
Auraria Board meetings are open and are a way for residents to learn more directly about the decisions and operation of the Center.
Letters to the Editor
WEST SIDE RECORDER
Founded May, 1964 Office: 465 Galapago St. Denver, Colo. 80204 Telephones: 534-4408 or 266-1445 Sponsored by WESTSIDE ACTION MINISTRY
First Avenue Presbyterian First Bethany Lutheran First Mennonite Inner City Parish St. Cajetans Catholic St. Elizabeths Catholic St. Johns Lutheran St. Josephs Catholic Wesley United Methodist
Staff This Issue: Barbara Karr, Rachel Guedea, Barbara Baker, Waldo Benavidez, Betty Benavidez, Mike Vigil, Alberta Crespin.
Contributors This Issue: Mary Lou Morgan, Marcia Crawford, Bev Jorgensen, Jeff Langton, Dave Ross, Dee Mena, John Hussman, Helen M. Johnson, and Area School Personnel.
Advertising and Distribution Manager: Ruperto Guedea, Jr.
Acting General Coordinator: James E. Hall.
Mailing Crew: Frank and Muriel Gumma, Mary Frances Young.
As coordinator of Mexican-American Student Affairs, I am responsible for a program that has been recently initiated at the Denver Center of the University of Colorado. This program concerns itself with the recruitment of Mexican-Amerlcan Students to an education of higher learning.
Our program offers the high school student (who has no source of finances) a grant that enables them to enroll at the Denver Center. The part-time student receives $380.00 for the year and the full time student receives $600.00 for the year. Both grants although they do not allow the students paid tuition are still below the current estimate of $1200.00 that is needed for a full year at college. However, we are working with these limited funds in the best possible manner.
After the students register and begin their classes, a tutorial program then provides the needed assistance in their various studies. This also involves monies as most of our tutors are paid a small salary. The tutoring is an important part of our total program, because many of our students are high risk admissions and probably could not succeed without this kind of support. Our concept is to seek
and recruit all the students who sincerely want to go to college even if their grades are not exceptional.
Another phase of our program has been to submit courses at the university that deal with the history and cultural heritage of the Mexican-American in the Southwest.
We lament the fact that although the Mexican-Amerlcans comprise 12% of the entire population of Colorado, we are less than Zi of 1% of the university and college population throughout Colorado. My concerns are not only to increase the matriculation of Mexican-American students in the university, but to also provide courses that will be relevant to them and their educational fields. ..We are the largest minority in the Southwest, yet the ommission of Mexican-American Studies still exists in the universities. An understanding or awareness of the problems and concerns of the Mexican-American and their community can be obtained at the college level before graduation. Such courses can be beneficial to all students who will probably work and reside in the Southwest.
The recruiting, tutorial and Mexican-American Studies all need finances. To recruit fifty students for one year of college results in a minimum of $30,-000.00. In closing the gap of the attainment of higher education among the Mexican-American, the solution is relatively simple yet difficult to obtain. However, if a better education will break the poverty cycle it would seem the monies that would be spent could be looked on as a good investment.
I would like to further discuss such an investment with you or any other interested persons regarding our program.
TIM CORREA, Coordinator of Mexican-American Student Affairs, 1345 Bannock St.,
Denver, Colo. 80204.
I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the nearly three thousand Scouts and eight hundred adult volunteers of West District to tell you how much we have appreciated WEST SIDE RECORDERS giving Boy Scouting the fine coverage you have given us since my secretary, Mrs. Barlow, and I have been reporting to you this fall.
It is heartwarming for us to see you take interest in publishing the announcements and news of the good activities of Scouting in the southwest portion of Denver. Too often many of us feel that the good things people are doing are overlooked. I know I can speak on behalf of the adult volunteers in the district when I say that they are very appreciative of the coverage you have given. Mrs. Bar-low and I have received many, many comments in feedback resulting from our published articles. We know that they are being widely read, and, therefore, I think we can assure you that, at least among the Scout-ers of West District, you have a very wide readership.
David N. Ross Director Public Relations West District Boy Scouts of America
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Hey, West Siders its time to ask for your help again. The Action Ministry wants this to be a community newspaper and it can only be that with your help and concern. First, let me thank those community people who have taken time to voice their opinions about the paper to us. One of the major complaints that we received concerns a desire for more personal news items about West Siders.
Starting next month we will be writing up one West Sider or family so that you can get to know your neighbors and friends better. Please feel free to drop us a note about someone that you feel should be written up in the paper. Be sure to include your name and phone number so that we can contact you back for more information. We will be glad to add any name that you send us to the list that the staff already has.
The other way that we can get more personal news items, like births, deaths, and marriages is for you to send us the information. We do ask that you send information on West Siders only, and that you give us as much information as possible, plus your name and phone number or address. This is the only sure way for us to get the necessary information we need to write up neighborhood notes and items. After all, I get tired of reading about orgniza-tions and agencies too.
Post Office Woes
For over 400 people outside the West Side I have a word of wisdom also. When we have a six page paper we have been having problems with the mailing. We weigh the papers at the post office before mailing them, but some offices along the line still charge an extra six cents. It is strange that scales in some post offices weight more than others. Please bear with us, and if you have the courage or care enough about the matter, take it back to your post office and have them re-weigh it for you. Also you know that we do not charge for mailing it to all of our friends outside the area, however a small donation might just assure your delivery if we continue to have trouble with the great American postal system.
As we ramble along let me say that we need more people to deliver the paper for two or three blocks near their home again. Some of the people who have been delivering a long time need a break, and you could be a big help to us if you would take part in our distribution. If you are interested and concerned about the paper please call Tito Gudea at 266-1445. All we can offer in the way of pay is the warm thanks of your neighbors and friends as you deliver the paper to them, and inner knowledge that you will have that in this way you are showing your concern and love for our West Side.
Let's Get Together
Let me just add a word of thanks to a very understanding and hard working staff. If any other community people would care to work on the paper, or learn to work on the paper, please give me a call222-3337.
Be sure to check our calendar for deadlines for next month, and for those agencies that still send our mail to the Action Center, and elsewhere, our address is 465 Galapago St. 80204.
Grace and Peace. Jim.
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I Guest Editorials
WEST SIDE COALITION
The Coalition for the Betterment of the Westside has been meeting to discuss immediate areas of need for the development which is, of course, planning. The traffic patterns ing the appropriate agencies to begin the first phase of development which is of course planning. The traffic patterns on the future of the schools in the West Side have to be explored. Land use and ownership have to be determined and many other important facts must be established in order to find out the best possible sites and what types of programs and agencies we need in the area.
The main objective of the Coalition is a complete resi-dentially planned community. This means the housing and economic development of the Westside should have as much input from the residents as possible. This does not mean that every resident living on the Westside must first consult the Coalition for permission to add to or remodel his home or to build a home if one so desires.
The area where the Coalition can best serve the community is in zoning matters, location of any future shopping centers, traffic problems, determining location and attracting large housing programs to the Westside, such as the Catholic Archdiocese Housing Committee, Cooperative Housing, Denver Housing Authority for Dispersed Housing, and others.
For those that have expressed an interest or concern about the Coalition a general meeting will be held Sunday, 3 p.m., February 1st, at St. Joseph's Parish Hall. This meeting will be to inform all interested citizens of the Westside about immediate goals and long range objectives of the Coalition. There will be plenty of time then for anyone to ask questions, or comment on the work of the Coalition. I sincerely hope that many of you will come and find out first hand what the coalition is trying to do for the Westside.
REPLY ON COORS
In the last issue of the WEST SIDE RECORDER Mr. Hall stated that not enough facts are known to him as to the Coors Boycott. In thinking this over, it occurred that perhaps there are many others in the same position. Is this then why people are so apathetic? Can it be that they do not see the real importance of this boycott? For if people knew and understood the gravity of the economic boycott would they not then be eager to join and become a vital and living example of strength?
We, of the American G. I. Forum, have charged and challenged Coors Corporation through our fact sheet with unfairness in their hiring practices both to the Mexican-American, Spanish Surnamed individuals and the Negro-American.
At the present, there have been charges brought up against Coors by a Negro-American through the State Civil Rights Commission. Tljis particular case is in court as of now.
The officials of the Coors Corporation are aware that the American G. I. Forum passed a resolution to boycott their company last February. The American G. I. Forum has made efforts to bring the Coors Company to the conference table. They have been invited to the bargaining room. Other national organizations have issued the same invitation, but Coors seems not to hear. Or is it that they care not to attend? Obviously it would appear that they are not too concerned in resolving this and other problems. But then perhaps a great corporation such as this feels that they can weather and withstand the pressure. And so they can, as long as we the people do not push forward with organized effort.
We are asking the Coors Corporation if they do not have any unclean closets, why then do they refuse their records to the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, the Commission of the State Civil Rights, etc.?
All that we of the minority segment ask is that a fare share of the jobs be allowed usthat we be allowed to participate in the non-traditional jobs. We have qualified personnel. We are a dedicated people. Let us prove our worth and that we can provide a labor force which will become an integral part of your organization.
American G. I. Forum.
More than 200 children eat lunch at Elmwood and about 100 eat breakfast, but adequate provisions for serving and dismissing them are lacking. Children are rushed in their eating so that those who are waiting will have a place to sit. In addition, the exposed pipes, wires, and bare brick walls are not conducive to good eating habits.
Centrally located storage space is another Elmwood need. These boxes had to be placed in the already limited basement area used by the children as a lunchroom.
The music room is small and inadequate for Elmwoods 400 kindergarten6th grade pupils. This room is also used for speech classes two days a week.
This Is one of the two small converted classrooms that Is being used as a gymnasium at Elmwood. A variety of physical education experiences Is seriously limited due to lack of space and equipment.
In Elmwood's lunchroom the food is set up and served In a stairwell (left) and the children w ait outdoors in a serving line which enters the basement through a back door that is open during the lunch hour (middle). The only girls lavatory in the schqol (right) opens Into the lunchroom. The boys lavatory is located at the other end of the lunchroom. Since there are 400 students and only two lavatories, it is Impossible for all childr en to wash their hands before lunch.
A West Side Tragedy
On a recent tour of Elmwood School, 720 Galapago, members of the West Side Coalition found the desperate conditions shown in these pictures.
Noting that the West Side has traditionally been an area of small homes and neighborhood schools, Waldo Benavidez, chairman of the Coalition, said, City agencies have started treating the West Side as an area into which everything should be packed and crowded.
The conditions at Elmwood obviously demand a new school, but instead the Denver Public Schools are talking about tearing down Elmwood and sending the children to Greenlee and Fairmont.
This will mean that Greenlee and Fairmont, which are already overcrowded and which are already using mobile units, will become even larger, said Bena-
We do not want West Side /elementary schools to be sardine cans where children do not know their teachers or principal and where they cannot get personal attention, Benavidez continued.
For years West Side residents have been trying to get a new Elmwood School, but our requests have fallen on deaf ears. Meanwhile conditions at Elmwood have gone from bad to worse.
Benavidez said that the West Side Coalition plans to mount a campaign to get a new Elmwood School. He urged that all West Side residents who want to have good neighborhood schools should contact members of the school board and tell them that they favor a new Elmwood School.
School Board Members:
James C. Perrill, 333-0580; Frank Southworth, 757-4683; Stephen J. Knight, 777-0082; William Berge, 755-0704; James D. Voorhees, Jr., 777-0743; John H. Amesse, 758-4016; Rachel Noel, 377-9265; Robert D. Gilberts, 266-2255.
Letters may be sent to the administration building at 414 15th St. in care of Mr. Robert D. Gilberts, Supt.
Photos by Barbara Baker
This is the hallway that also serves as Elmwoods auditorium. It Is Impossible to assemble the schools 400 pupils into this limited area. The absence of an auditorium means that there Is no chance for children to experience concerts, plays, and student award programs. The children need an opportunity to perform.
WEST SIDE RECORDER, January, 1970Page 3
UMAS Honors Two West Siders
Two of the 18 United Mexican American Students (UMAS) who were honored at Metropolitan State College and the University of Colorado Denver Center live on the West Side. They are Alberta Crespin of 1467 Na-ajo St., and Belinda Lopez of 817 Fox St.
As Westsiders we should be proud of this Organization and of the fine young men and women in it, who are not only working hard in school, but are spending a great deal of time and energy in working on the West Side. For example, Alberta Crespin is a regular staff member of the Recorder and spends many hours each month working on it. She is also a member of the West Side Action Council, a board member of the Auraria Community Center, and a director of the Coalition for Betterment of the West Side.
Richard Montano, another of the honor students, has given a lot of his time and energy to the Coalition for Betterment of the West Side.
We are sure that there are more West Siders on the honor roll at Metro for the fall quarter, but since the school has not released the list to us yet, we do not know who they are. We hope to have their names for our next edition.
Register February 10 For Adult Education
Two West Side wonirn who attended fall classes at the Adult Education Tutorial Program, 1040 lltli St., are Annie Duran (above) of 1473 Mariposa, and Vidilia Medrano (below) of 1448 Navajo. Spring registration opens February 10.
Spring registration for the Adult Education Tutorial Program will be held Tuesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. The Adult Education Center is located at 1040 IItb Street between Champa and Curtis.
AM West Siders who want to lea i'ii moreeven get a high school diploma (GED)are invited to sign up for classes in English, math, reading, science, social studies, public speaking, typing or shorthand. There are also classes for people who want to learn English or who want help in pronunciation and com-irehonsion.
Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7:30-9:30 or Monday through Thursday morning 9:30-11:30.
If someone is unable to regis-t((*r- Februar^t 10, they may come any day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or make special arrangements by calling the Center at 255-7759.
There is no charge of any kind for the classes.
The adult education program also needs more tutors. If you have a high school diploma or your GED and would like to volunteer at least two hours a week, please contact Sara Juarez, the director, at 255-7759.
LISTEN LOOK IJEARN
The Education Committee of St. Joseph Parish is planning an open discussion meeting for February 12, at 7:30 in St. Joseph Grade School corner of Sixth and Fox St.
Topics for discussion will be the social needs of the people living in this area.
If anyone is interested and needs transportation contact the rectory, 534-4408 or the grade school, 534-4558.
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Boy Scouts Need Hangers
Troop 529 in t he Lincoln Housing Projects began gather ing coat hangers Jan. 16 to raise funds for troop equipment.
Fred Contreras, Scoutmaster, said the boys will distribute circulars throughout the neighborhood to advertise the project. Troop 529 will sell- the coat hangers to Kwik Way Cleaners, a new business in Southwest Denver.
Troop 529 plans to buy equipment such as cook kits, rope, maps, and compasses for learning Scout skills with the money they earn. The Boy Scout Troop is responsible for its own funds, and the boys must raise the necessary operating expenses for their unit through moneyearning projects and troop dues.
Anyone wishing to donate coat hangers to Troop 529, please CALL Fred Contreras at 892-7131, extension 37, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Committee Writes CCD Classes
A dress code for West High School will be in effect by second semester, according to Jim Romero, administrative intern.
It was necessary to update our present dress code, Romero said, and draw up one that could be enforced.
A committee of eight students, three parents and four faculty members has been working since Dee. 1 ion the code. A questionnaire was sent home with students for their parents on Jan. 15 to get ideas. It also will be answered by students and faculty.
The committee will meet again Jan. 18 to evaluate the questionnaire and write up the new code. It will be announced in the next issue of the West _____________________________ Side Recorder.
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Christian education classes CCD classes, formerly called Catechismare being held each Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth School, 1020 11th St.
All students grades 1-8 who do not attend parochial schools are welcome to attend the classes which meet from 9 to 10 a.m. each Saturday.
Music follows the CCD classes with Mass at St. Elizabeth Church at 10:30 a.m. Parents are encouraged to attend the Mass which is conducted so the children will be involved and understand the ritual.
CCD which means Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes are conducted by the Sisters of St. Elizabeth and lay teachers. The program is coordinated by Mark Ross.
They also are organizing a new program for adults who have not made their first Communion or been confirmed or for groups who would like to learn more about the Catholic religion.
Discussions may be held at the school or in homes or following home Mass. Interested persons may call Mark Ross after 6 p.m. at 477-0132 or St. Elizabeth School, 623-8525.
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Waldo Benavidez, 31, of 1110 Mariposa St., has been named a special organizer for the State Democratic Parly.
His job will ifocus on efforts to seek out Hispano candidates for public office throughout the state, and teach Hispano voters how to make better use of party machinery to achieve their own goals.
One of his tasks will be to help set up equal rights groups within the party on the county level. Waldo will also attempt to organize Hispano voters into a more powerful voting block.
The new party organizer is active in many Democratic and Hispano organizations. He currently is chairman of the West Side Improvement Association and the Coalition for the Betterment of West Side, and is on the boards of the Denver Young Democrats and the Hispano Lay advisory committee to Denvers public schools, the Auraria Community Center Board, and the Centro Cultural Board.
Once again Mrs. Benita Lane is the president of the Greenlee P.T.A. Mrs. Theresa Romero, the former president, had to resign due to family needs. Greenlee parents are urged to support the P.T.A. A notice will be sent home with children for the February meeting.
Other Greenlee news includes a word of thanks to the three Greenlee teachers who made four pinatas for Centro Culturals Christmas Party. Participating teachers were Mrs. Mary Nelle Ryan, Miss Nancy Johnson, and Mrs. Winona Williams.
It should be noted that the children at Greenlee will have their pictures taken in February.
Senior Citizen News
By Helen M. Johnson
With Mrs. Betsy Hester of Auraria Community Center as their newly elected co-ordinator, the Lincoln Park Senior Citizens are looking forward to an expanded program of service and social activities during the coming year. Club activities this past summer included a booth at the Lincoln Park Fiesta and participation in the protests against Charlie Yeager bringing to the Santa Fe theatre the type of show he had so long exhibited in the now demolished Victory Theatre on Curtis Street.
The winter started with a delicious baked ham dinner, open to the public, on November 18th. Under Mrs. Hesters guidance an arts and crafts class has been started at Auraria and, it is hoped, other classes will be organized later.
December with its holidays was a very busy month. Besides the two regular meetings, on the afternoons of the 2nd and 16th, ten members drove to Boulder the morning of the 9th to visit the High Altitude Observatory. On the following Saturday, fifteen Lincoln Park Seniors, in three cars, drove to Georgetown to enjoy the Christmas Fair which is an annual attraction in that city. On Tuesday, December 30th, a party of fourteen took the Lincoln Park Community bus for a trip to see the Christmas lights. After a jolly dinner at Lubys in the Cherry Creek shopping center, the party drove to half a dozen prize winning displays passing many beautifully decorated homes on the way. The last stop was for the prize winner of them all, the Denver City and County build* ing in its holiday dress.
The meeting on December 16th was the annual Christmas party and gift exchange. Miss Anna Minus, 1428 Osage St., and Mrs. Lillian Bryant, 764 S. Corona St., were acting hostesses and served a delicious light lunch at beautifully decorated tables. After the luncheon, Mrs. Rachel Lowe, a special guest, read a delightful and tender Christmas story. As she finished, a hearty Ho, ho, sounded at the back of the room. The voice was that of Mr. Leonard Chadwick, at one time manager of the Lincoln Parks Homes, but the red suit and whiskers were those of Santa Claus himself. With a cheery greeting and a handclasp for each one, he distributed the gifts piled under the tree. When Santa had gone, the party broke up into three groups to go by car for a tour of the Governors mansion.
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A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Greg Storrs of 461 Galapa-go St., January 16th. His name is Aaron James.
Two long time West Siders have been very sick this past month: May Day of 126 W. First St. has been down with the flu, and Margot Serumgard of 1247 Lipan St. has been in Rocky Mountain Hospital.
Mrs. Elizabeth Price of 310 Fox St. died Saturday the 10th of January at her home. She was1 years old. Services were held at the Chapel of the Chimes by Rev. Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Prices father had built the house on Fox St. that she lived in most of her life.
Caroline Avila, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Joe D. Avila of 1357 Navajo St. married Mr. Anthony Gallegos, son of Mrs. James Brown of 2450 W. 38th Ave. Judge John Sanchez performed the ceremony. David, their son, is home on a twenty day furlough. After his furlough he is scheduled for Vietnam. A home mass was held in his honor January 14th, by Father Joseph Torres.
Mrs. Betty Guldensehuh of 213 W. Third Ave., whose house burned in January, was provided with furniture by the St. Vincent de Paul Society with help from two representatives of the West Side Action Center, Chuck Espinoza and Carmen Lucero.
The Victory Theatre (formerly the Santa Fe Theatre) is currently showing one English and two Spanish films every Friday through Sunday. Mr. Eddie Specht, the new manager, stated that attendance has been steadily improving and there is a possibility if this continues that the theatre will open Wednesdays through Sundays. He is trying to hire neighborhood help as much as possible.
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Mr. Everett Dobson, 333 W. Ellsworth Ave., spent both Christmas and New Years in the hospital. He is now home again at his apartment in Hlrsh-feld Towers.
Martha Medrano, daughter of Vidillia Medrano, 1448 Navajo, is attending Colorado State College at Greeley. Miss Medrano is a graduate of West High School and a former pupil at Greenlee Elementary and Baker Jr. High Schools.
She majored in Journalism, art and music at West and received a National Defense Student Loan and Economic Opportunity grant of $1500 to attend college.
She plans to join the Womens Army Corps after her first year of college.
A West Sider was recently married in four cultures. The brides uncle, Father Joseph Torres, who arranged all the details for the ceremony, also performed the wedding ceremony.
The bride, Patty Baca, is a bilingual teacher at Elmwood school. She graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School and the University of Denver.
The groom, Danny McNichol-as, is a graduate of West High School and is presently attending Metro State College. He served in the Marine Corps for four years and In Vietnam for 20 months.
Dannys mother, a long time West Sider, who lives at 6th and Fox St., Is a graduate of St. Josephs High School.
Spanish, Mexican, Indian, and Irish heritages were blended with American traditions with the joining of this couple in marriage.
Miss Linda Marie Stancil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stancil, 1310 W. Colfax Ave. is a freshman at Colorado State College in Greeley. Miss Stancil attended Greenlee and Baker and is a graduate of West High School. She received a scholarship and is majoring in Elementary Education.
Girl Scout Events
Fairmont Junior Girl Scouts are meeting every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 465 Galapago. There are 13 girls attending under the direction of Mrs. Dee Mena. Helping her are Mrs. Virginia Sturdevant and Mrs. Lee Leonard.
Two patrols are' working on pet badges and one patrol is working on the active citizens badge. The troop visited the Court house on January 23 as part of earning the citizens badge.
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1229 held their first meeting at Fairmont School on January 14. There were 17 girls present, most of them new Brownies.
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Secondary Planning Day Held at Baker
A Secondary Planning Day attended by 100 teachers from West Side schools was held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Baker Junior High School
Attending the all-day session were teachers from Elmwood, Fairmont, Fairview and Green-ilee Elementary Schools and Baker Junior High School.
There were both small and large discussion groups concerned with attendance, discipline, academic subjects, community involvement, school policy, evaluation of programs, class size and teacher philosophy.
Fencing Club To Give Exhibitions
Greenlee School is sponsoring a fencing dub for boys and girls in grades 3*6. The Club meets on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Auraria Community Center. The team meets from 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays at Greenlee school. The team will be giving fencing exhibitions soon at other elementary schools.
The team captains are Leonard Leal and Richard Castillo. The club president is Max Trujillo and the vice-president is To> ni Dierre Oliver.
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Community Boys Play Basketball
The recreation basketball league at West, sponsored by neighborhood agencies has received good response from West Side boys. There are presently 8 teams playing with about 70 boys involved.
Two more boys are working as score keepers in the work-study program at West. Games have brought out 80 to 90 spectators. Directors of the program are Fred Gallegos and John Acosta.
As this article was written, league standings were 1st place Action Ministry team, 2nd Inner City Parish team, 3rd Centro Cultural team, 4th Trophies will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd standings in the league. Games are played on Monday and Wednesday evenings at West High School, 7 and 8 p.m.
Schedule of remaining games Is:
January 26 Action Ministry vs. St Joes; First Bethany Lutheran vs. First Mennonite.
February 2 Inner City vs. Action Ministry; RFK vs. First Mennonite.
February 4 Centro Cultural vs. First Bethany Lutheran; WSAC vs. St. Joes.
February 9 Inner City vis. First Mennonite; Action Ministry vs. RFK.
February 11 St. Joes vs. Centro Cultural; WSAC vs. First Bethany Lutheran.
February 16 Inner City vs. First Bethany Lutheran; RFK vs. Centro Cultural.
February 18 Centro Cultural vs. Action Ministry; WSAC vs. First Mennonite.
February 23 St Joes vs. Inner City; WSAC vs. Action Ministry.
February 25 First Bethany Lutheran vs. RFK; Centro Cultural vs. First Mennonite.
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St. Joe's Team Volleys Its Way To Championship
St. Josephs Grade School Girls Volleyball team became district champs with a record of 8 wins and no losses. Pictured with their trophy are:
1st Row: Gina Martinez, Beverly Rivas, Susie Avila, Diane Kirby.
2nd Row: Sandra Vialpando, Mary Baldivia, Darlene Glaub-itz, Theresa Galvan.
3rd Row: Angela Bell, Coaches Sister Aim Maureen, Sister M. Johneen.
4th Row: Barbara Barron, Kathy Maestas, Denise Barron, Dalia Mendoza, and Soriia Cho* quette.
WEST HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Saturday Jan. 24 4:30 p.m, Lincoln vs. West at Arena Saturday Jan. 31 1:30 p.m.
West vs. North at Arena Saturday Feb. 7 12 noon East vs. West at Arena Saturday? Feb. 14 12 noon West vs. South at Arena Saturday Feb. 21M- 3 p.m.
West vs. Jefferson at Lincoln February 26-28
WEST HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCHEDULE Friday Jan. 30 4:15 p.m.
West vs. Lincoln at Lincoln Saturday Jan. 31 7:30 p.m.
West vs. Kennedy at Kennedy Thursday Feb. 5 M= 4:15 p.
West vs. North at North February 7
B Championship at Kennedy February 12-14
District Championship at Jefferson
February 19-21 ijsml State Finals at Arena
National City Sells Newly Issued Stock
National City Bank, 99 South Broadway has completed the sale of 20,000 new shares of $10 par value common stock which has increased the capital by $200,000 to $950,000, according to President R. K. Hudson.
An additional $260,000 realized from the sale has been added to undivided profits which, with $750,000 in surplus, will give National City a capital account of approximately $2,250,-000.
Most of the banks stockholders exercised their pre-emptive rights to purchase the new issue on the basis of one share for 3.75 previously held. A number of new buyers acquired shares of the new issue, President Hudson stated.
National City on January 1 paid its stockholders of record on December 9 a regular dividend of 16 cents a share, in addition to a special dividend in the same amount. It was the banks 99th consecutive quarterly dividend and represented an increase of 20 percent in dividends paid for the last quarter of 1969 over the last three months of 1968.
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Split Sessions For 1st Graders
First grade classes at Fairmont School will go on split sessions at the beginning of the second semester, January 26. This change became necessary because the classes were too large (35-40), with one teacher and there are no more rooms available.
Fairmont has approximately 150 more pupils this year than they are supposed to have room for.
The morning session will be from 8:30 to 12:30. These children may stay to eat hot lunch after 12:30 if their parents want them to. Afternoon classes will meet from 12:30 to 4:30. If these childrens parents want them to eat hot lunch at school, they should be at the school at 11:45 when lunch period begins.
Each session will have a regular gym period, but no recess, as they will attend only half a day. Class size will 'be cut to 25-26 pupils with team teachers for all the reading and arithmetic studies.
By extending classes into the noon hour and dropping recess the first graders will be losing only about a half an hour actual class time. And the time spent in class will be better used because there will be more teachers and less children in each class.
Another good thing will be that the kindergarten classes can go back to their regular sessions of 8:45 to 11:20 and 12:45 to 3:15. The split sessions in the first grade will make another room available for the kindergarten.
Parent-Teachers To Share Potluck
About 50 West Side parents and teachers met at the Auraria Community Center for a pot luck dinner and open discussion on the 8th of December. This was the outcome of two Baker Junior High School teachers going to the center during the teachers strike and talking to the regular meeting of the Mothers Morning Out Group.
In the process of the talk by Mr. Tom Stephens and Mrs. Judy Sauceda about the relationship between teachers and parents, they suggested the idea of a pot luck dinner. The idea was to have a social event where parents and teachers could meet each other and talk about things that affect the children and the West Side Community.
Everyone thought that the dinner and discussion was a great success. Another dinner is being held at the center on January 26th at 6 p.m. The public is invited, particularly residents of the West Side and teachers from Greenlee, Baker, Elmwood, and Fairmont schools.
Anyone who is interested in coming should call Marcia Crawford or Eleanor Lucero at the Auraria Community Center, 534-7614.
West Side Calendar
FEBRUARY 1st Sunday:
3 p.m. General meeting of West Side Coalition at St Josephs Parish Hall. Everyone weclome.
3 p.m. Story hour at Denver public Library (for children, free, weekly. 1357 Broadway. 2nd Monday:
7 p.m. West Side Community Study Hall Board meeting. Community residents welcome. First Bethany Lutheran Church, 5th & Bannock.
Fairmont PTA meeting 7 p.m, at the school.
7:45 p.m. West High School PTA. Speaker Mike McKevitt, District Attorney.
3:30 4:30 p.m. Brownie Troop 1229 at Fairmont School Weekly.
7:00 Free Movie at West High School Lord of the Flies.
3:30 4:30 p.m. Junior Girl Scouts at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5th and Galapago St. Weekly.
7:30 Boy Scout Troop 200 at First Ave. Presbyterian Church. Weekly.
6 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 529, 1438 Navajo St. Weekly. 8th Sunday;
Boy Scout Sunday.
Auraria Board Meeting, 7:30 at Auraria Community center, anyone is welcome to attend. 10th Tuesday:
7:30 p.m. West Side Improvement Association Meeting at Auraria Community Center open to the public.
NEWS DEADLINE FOB FEBRUARY ISSUE OF THE RECORDER
12th Thursdays AD DEADLINE FOR THE RECORDER 266-1445.
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