West side recorder, February, 1970

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Volume 6-Number 10_Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado February, 1970
Wayne McGhghy, director of the Lincoln Park branch, discusses the Boys uud of America Honor Award Plaque presented to Lincoln PaTk for their program showing the hazards of glue sniffing. Members of the speakers team that presented the program to over 20 schools and 6,000 persons are John Sanchaze, 837 Mariposa St. (center) and Raynolda- Pacheco of 663 Galapago St. The plaque was one of four Program Excellence Awards presented at the Boys Club convention in San Francisco. This is quite an honor as 870 Boys Clubs throughout the nation competed for the awards. (See page 3 for story on the Boys Club.)
The WESTSIDE RECORDER has received a $3000.00 grant from the Archdiocese Special Evaluating Committee.
The Westside Action Ministry, the sponsoring organization for the paper received $1500 of this in February and will receive the other half in six months. This brought the RECORDER funds up to $1900.00. The Action Ministry has $35.00 in its regular treasury.
A big thanks is in order and well deserved by the Archdiocese for this continued support of the paper and other West Side organizations and activities.
On January 28, members of the West Side Coalition and other concerned residents of the West Side and of the Capitol Hill area protested the citys plan for a bridge over Cherry Creek at 12th Ave., and for an llth-12th Ave. one-way system between Cheesman and Lincoln Park. They met with City Traffic Engineer Richard Thomas to protest these plans.
A number of people have asked about the cost of the paper. The cost varies a few dollars each month but basically it costs us $420 to print 5500 copies of a six page issue, $15-20 for mailing and billing the advertisers, and $120 in salary to a West Side resident, Tito Guedea, to do the ad work and head up the distribution each month. It should be noted that the Action Ministry gave Mr. Guedea a vote of confidence for the excellent ad job that he has been doing. NO ONE on the paper staff (Mr. Guedea is an employee, not a staff member) or advisory board receive any pay or salary for
The West Side Action Council has received seven proposals for the approximately $12,500 which they have in block grant money. These funds are supposed to be used by the council for projects beneficial to the community.
Manual Martinez has submitted a proposal for an Arts and Crafts Training Program. Under the program, which would cost $9,110, ten students would receive intensive training in ceramics, weaving, leatherwork, silk screen printing and other artistic skills. The program would last 26 weeks and would bring the students to the point where they could begin professional work and, perhaps, open a crafts shop on the West Side. Martinez has studied art in Mexico and has created art posters.
A second proposal, called La Academia del Barrio, has been submitted by Barbara Martin, Virginia Lucero, Betty Castro, Dora Manzanares and Yolanda Guerro, all students at Metro State College. La Academia, which would focus on cultural pride and educational development, is a summer school program that would include classes
their services.
Mrs. Geddes served free of charge for almost two years as the advisor before resigning in January, and deserves a big round of thanks for her study and hard work.
At no time since the Action Ministry took over the responsibility of the paper have we had over $2700 at one time. We hope that our friends will continue to support us financially as best they can.
We do not mail the Recorder to anyone on the West Side at this time. We do try to deliver the paper free of charge to every home and business on the West Side.
in Mexican History, math, creative writing, science and English. The program would be for both West and North Denver. Total budget would be $32,628.81 of which $6-7,000 would be provided by the West Side Action Council.
Another proposal, this one submitted by Centro Cultural, is called the Matching Fund Art Program and would provide instruction in pottery and ceramics. Classes for 15 people would be held for three month periods throughout the year. Centro Cultural would match a $2,000 grant from the action council with $2,000 of its own money to fund the program.
A fourth proposal, submitted by Larry Lovato, calls for $6,000 to establish a neighborhood paper for young people which would be called the Chicano Cultural Identity Newspaper. Lovato has been the editor of a youth newspaper called La Mota.
Another proposal has been received from Vince Garza, a consultant for the West Side Health Board. Garza would use $6,000 grants from each of the action
However, if any Westsider would like to have the paper mailed to his residence we would be glad to do so. We would appreciate $L50 donation per year (which would cover postage) to do this service. If you would like for us to mail you the RECORDER as well as our regular distribution, you may send your donation (If you can) and your name and address to: WEST-SIDE RECORDER, 465 Galapago St., Denver, Colo. 80264.
Screening Committee
At their February meeting, the Action Council selected a committee of five to review all block grant proposals received by the group and to place them in order of priority.
Committee members are Mary Benavidez, 1464 Navajo St.; Karen Vigil, 1241 10th St.; Thomas Martinez, 138 W. 11th Ave.; Paul Martinez, 357 Delaware St. and Mary Aguirre, 872 Galapago St.
councils to establish a main distributing station for the food supplemental program.
Leonard Vigil, West Side Action Council youth representative, has made a proposal to create a Revolving Emergency Fund to be handled by the action center. The fund would be used to provide food, winter clothes and supplies to people who might have no place to live because of fire or eviction notice or who, for other reasons, might have need for emergency help.
The seventh proposal for block grant funds was submitted by the Latin American Student Club, La Raza Unida, of West High School. The proposal requests $640 to send six West Side students on a two week study tour of Mexico. The six students would be part of a study tour for 40 Denver students sponsored by the Denver Public Schools.
The council is still accepting-proposals for block grant funds. If readers would like to submit an idea or express an opinion about these seven, they should contact their action council representative.
At the meeting, attended by over 40 persons, angry residents of the affected communities complained that the bridge and the one-way system would increase traffic and make the area dirtier, noisier, and more dangerous for children.
A number of mothers in the group protested that the oneway system would increase the speed of the traffic and endanger the lives of their children. It was pointed out that the system would surround Evans and Greenlee Schools.
Thomas answered these complaints saying that statistics showed that one-way streets were safer than two-way streets. One mother pointed out that the reason statistics were this way was that parents with small children either moved out when one-way streets came in or else kept their children inside.
A lawyer in the audience argued that one-way streets were faster than two-way streets since the lights were set so that stopping was unnecessary. Thomas replied that the speed limits were the same for one-ways as for two-ways since less stopping and starting was necessary.
Ruben Leal, director of district No. 10 of the West Side Improvement Association, was named chairman of a new awards committee at the last board of directors meeting. The committee will be giving out awards to West Side businesses and property owners who are trying to improve or keep up their property.
It was voted to give the first such award to Zicks Market, 1301 Santa Fe Drive. The owner has recently remodeled a lot of the store and has rebuilt the front.
Mr. Leal, the chairman of the committee, lives at 64 Fox St., and can be reached by calling 722-5615, if you have any sug gestions for future awards.
We Apologize
The WESTSIDE RECORDER would like to apologize to Mrs. Leona Partney and Mrs. Wilma Dabrowski for the misunderstanding in the report of the West Side Improvement Association news m the January issue. A question was raised in the report of the meeting about their receiving $50 checks for past services and expenses from the former treasurer after she had been voted out of office.
The board of directors of the Improvement Association voted in July of 1969 to pay the president and vice president of the association $10 per month for expenses. Mrs. Partney and Mrs.
Thomas also said that the one way system would not increase traffic on 11th and 12th Aves Many persons then objected that if the one-ways would not be carrying more traffic then they could see no reason for the one-ways.
A city planner in the audience pointed out that, as a matter of fact, traffic tended to increase rapidly on streets where one-ways had been installed.
Thomas said that the city would go ahead with its plans, since in his opinion, no good reason had been raised by the protestors to stop the plan. He did agree to give all present thirty days notice for a public meeting before any final or binding decisions were made on the bridge.
Since that time these and many other residents have been expanding their opposition to the bridge and the one-ways. The West Side Coalition is passing out petitions against it. Any resident wanting to sign or circulate a petition against the bridge and one-ways, can get them at 1110 Mariposa St. or call 623-0737. Petitions are also in many of the Action Ministry Churches.
The other two members of the committee are Mrs. Wilma Dabrowski of District No. 3 and Miss Connie Griego of district No. 2. Miss Griego is a newly elected director, who will be the director of district No. 2 (Lincoln Homes area) until September.
Other business brought up at the meeting included discussion of the Victory Theater. Reports have been coming in that It Is beginning to sneak in some of the movies that the community is opposed to. THE WEST SIDE IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE THEATER.
The WSIA also voted unanimously to oppose the proposed one way street system on 11th and 12th Aves.
Dabrowski held these positions from the time this resolution was voted in force in J\ily through December of 1969. By all rights they were entitled to $60 each for their expenses for this time. They both declined taking this expense money during their time in office.
Mr. Waldo Benavidez, the new president of WSIA, says that there is no question in the mind of the new board, but what both women deserved every cent of this money for their hard work on membership drives, Christmas parties for community children, and the general work and leadership of the WSIA for the past few years.
W.S.A.C. Considers Block Grant Proposals

One-Way Streets
The WEST SIDE RECORDER opposes the 12th Ave. bridge and the llth-12th Ave. one-way system as proposed by the city. We agree with the intelligent and reasonable objections voiced by community residents at the January 28 meeting with Traffic Engineer Thomas.
Experience on the West Side has proven over and over again the one-way streets increase traffic, noise, dirt, and danger. We see no reason why an area like the West Side, where automobile ownership is low, should be expected to bear the burden of more commuter traffic to the downtown area or the Auraria Complex area. The six one-way streets that we already have, cause enough damage in our community.
And what of the speed on one-way streets? Take a look at traffic swooping down the five one-way lanes of 6th Ave. Because the RECORDER believes in the West Side as a place for families and children to live, we join the West Side Improvement Association, the West Side Coalition, and anyone else who is opposed to this project.
We hope that Thomas and the city wont write us off as politically powerless and live to regret it.
More Aid for A.DX.
Within the next 30 days, the Colorado Legislature will have its preliminay hearing to increase the level of Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Presently, A.D.C. monthly payments for a typical family of four, are $191.00.
Governor John A. Love says, It seems to me immoral and unacceptable that we should pay to those persons who have been classified as in need of our public assistance less than the amount that we have determined is necessary for them to get along.
Aurarias Board of Directors, through a resolution issued at their January 12 meeting, endorses a 23 per cent increase as a minimum for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (A.D.C.). Monthly payments for a family of four would incease from $191.00 to $235.00.
The Metropolitan Council for Community Service has also endorsed the proposed increase in Colorado ADC grants. They can be contacted at 1375 Delaware St. or at 623-4231 for more information.
A third group which we know about that has endorsed the proposed ADC increase is the West Side Coalition.
At this time the WEST SIDE RECORDER would like to go on record as being in favor of this increase. There are many needy and worthy families on the West Side who need this added assistance just to try and keep going in life.
This proposed increase would raise Colorado ADC payments to $2,802. The official poverty level, nationwide, for a lamiiy of four as stated by the federal government is $3,500. The figures speak for themself.
You are urged to call or write your:
State Appropriations Committee Chairman.-Harry M. Locke House Appropriations Committee ChairmanCarrie Hart
SenatorDistrict No. 3___________________Mr. Allen Dines
Representative Distict No. 7
L------ Rep. Francisco Paco Sanchez
State Capitol Denver, Colorado 80203
Call for Action
Want help? Call the volunteers of CALL FOR ACTION at 623-2285.
CALL FOR ACTION (CFA) is a referral service for people in trouble, in need of jobs, in need of help from more than 200 agencies in the Denver area that perform these services. It is sponsored by the Metro Denver Urban Coalition, KLZ, and a group of women volunteers representing all segments of the Metro Denver population.
The services are free. West Siders can call the CFA on week days between 12 noon and 2 p.m., and between 7 and 8:30 p.m. in the evenings. The office is closed on weekends
For more information one can call either Carol Casey, Assistant Director, Metro Denver Urban Coalition, 892-0106 or Charles Roberts, Program director, KLZ-Radio and Television, 292-3456.
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1 Guest Editorial |
Denvers West Siders are dismayed but not surprised with establisment-patterned tactics used by both the Denver Police Department and the news media in the irresponsible handling and manufacturing of a case against the Mexican-American people of Denver; namely, the stacked deck against Senor Baltazar Martinez, a Civil Rights Activist.
It is the consensus of this Council that damages cannot be corrected by a mere ten-line retraction of the three-day headlined selling issue. Nor can a false pretense of mystery and intigue prejudicially implemented by the Police Department be corrected by mere words or by influenced political niceties.
WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, SEEK, DEMAND, AND WILL FIGHT, IF AND WHEN NECESSARY TO GAIN CONTROL OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Let the wise take heed that if a hot summer is to be prevented, the cooling factor of justice and equality must henceforth prevail.
The question remainswho, after all, has the only motive in strong opposition to school segregation by busing?
Could it not be racist segments of the silent (boom) majority?
THOMAS A. ARCHULETA, Chairman West Side Action Council, Inc.
1042 Santa Fe Drive Denver, Colorado 80204
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E Many thanks to all the West Siders who responded to the E E last issue of the paper. Thanks also to Joe Barry for getting jjj = the city mailing out for us. We have much to be proud of E E on the West Side and we hope that more of you will continue E E to send us bits and pieces of news as you find it. E
E I hope that many of you took time to either phone or = E write to the school office, 414 14th St., in care of Mr. Robert E E D. Gilberts, to make known your concerns about Elmwood E E School. I know that many of you voiced your opinions and E jj ideas to the RECORDER staff, and to the West Side Coalition, S E but the real need is to let the school board and the school ad- E E ministration know how you feel.
We have extra inserts from the January issue with the E E pictures of Elmwood if you would like to put them on the s = bulletin boards or show them to people who might be able E 5 h^lji ifs get a new school. E
E It should be noted that under the great leadership of Mr. s
= Vic Romero, the principal, some excellent programs are going E E on at the school despite the tragic conditions. E
You will note in another part of the paper that we are E S offering to mail the RECORDER to West Siders for $1.50 per E E year donation, if they have it. Many of you have asked for s S a subscription rate in the past. Since this amount pays the E E cost of mailing for a year, you can consider this our subscrip- E E tion rate and send in a buck-fifty if you can afford it. That E E is the best bargain you have had in a long time. =
E Jim Hall E
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Working on a shoeshine box under the direction of Ron Maynes, (center) part time assistant at the Lincoln Park branch are from left, Johnny Lancaster, 852 Fox St., and Ivan Speary, of 748 Fox St. Maynes, who is a former member of Boys Club is a* sophomore at Community College of Denver.
Denver Boys' Club
Denvers first Boys Club was started on the West Side some eight years ago. At that time it started in a storage warehouse at 910 West 8th Ave. In the past eight years the Boys Clubs of Denver, Inc., has grown to three centers with an expected membership to hit an all-time high of 5,000 in 1970.
The present Lincoln Park (West Side) Center is located at 712 West 8th Ave. Wayne (Mac) McGhghy, is the director. Mac lias been with Boys Club of Denver for over five years now, and does an outstanding job.
According to Mac, there are about 250 boys in the membership of the Lincoln Park branch, with room for 750 more interested West Side boys from age seven through 18.
For membership to the Boys Club of Denver, it costs 50c. For two quarters each boy is entitled to all facilities, which include the gymnasium, game room, ceramic classes, library, photography
classes, workshops and the television room. Each boy can play on any basketball, football, soft-ball, or baseball teams or be a member of the Boys Club choir. The fee also offers the boy the opportunity to attend a summer camp for one week where they can learn about boating, fishing and camping.
Mac says that the Lincoln Park center is in the middle of their basketball contests now, and invites interested boys to stop by and see the building and get a feel for what is going on.
The spring calendar includes such things as a billiard contest for 11 to 18 year olds in April, the Easter Hat Contest in March for seven to 18 year olds, Inter city track meets in March, and the planning of baseball leagues for the summer, and the summer camping program. For information on this or any other part of the program one can call the Lincoln Park center at 936-7342.
Neaed a Loan? Go Credit Union
Westsiders who anticipate money needs in the future may want to consider joining the West Denver Federal Credit Union at the West Side Action Center.
A credit union is not a loan company. Only properly qualified members of the credit union may borrow money. The membership qualifications that must be met by a person or organization are: 1) they must be in the field of membership described in the credit unions charter, 2) membership application must be approved, 3) the entrance fee must be paid, and 4) they must purchase one share.
A credit committee determines if the applicants qualify for membership and provides only those loans which will be helpful. To consider each application,
the credit committee must know whether or not the borrower has sufficient income or ability to repay the loan. To determine this, the committee needs to have facts about income and other earnings, stability of income, other debts, payments and living expenses.
The laws permitting the organization of financial institutions like this credit union also specify how-to use the savings of the people who invest their money. Certain limits are set on the amount that may be loaned to any one borrower to make sure that the risk is diversified or scattered. Limits are also set on the amount which can be loaned without security.
Fqf additional information about credit union membership call the West Side Action Center, 534-5141.
Ten on Honor Roll
Ten West Siders were among a total of 325 students who were named to the honor roll for the fall quarter at Metropolitan State College. The ten West Siders we should be proud to include, are: Barbara E. Aim, 406 W. 12th Ave., Catherine R. Brun-ick, 465 Galapago St., Joseph Candelaria, 846 Lipan St., Pauline A. Gonzales, 329 W. Irvington PI., Pamela M. Logan, 1020 15th St., Albert Martinez, 1115 W. 10th Ave., Fred Allen Pollard, 245% W. 12th Ave., Robert Lawrence Welte, 448 Bannock St., Helen Elizabeth Wenchel, 1434 Lipan St., and Ronald Lee Zimmer, 1244 Santa Fe Dr.
Each student had a grade of at least 3.5 on a scale on which an A is 4 and a B is 3. In other words a B plus or better grade.
Girl Scout Fun
Fairmont Junior Girl Scout Troop 1028 is really having fun. The girls had a Valentine party with invited guests, on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Wesley United Methodist Church. With gay decorations, more cookies and cake than they could eat and lots of fun games, a good time was had.
The girls are selling Girl Scout cookies m- earn money to go camping for the first time. They will be selling and delivering orders already taken from Mar. 7 to 14. Please buy some when a Girl Scout comes to your door.
March ||j to 14 is also Girl Scout Week, the anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouting in America. March 7 is Girl Scout Sunday and girls are encouraged to wear their uniforms to church.
The Coalition for Betterment of the West Side, known as the West Side Coalition, held a public meeting February 1 at St. Josephs Parish Hall to answer questions about the Coalition.
Waldo Benavidez, Rev. Jim Hall and Paul Gonzales all Coalition board members spoke to about 60 people. Benavidez is chairman of the Coalition, Hall is the West Side Improvement Associations representative and Gonzales, an employee of Operation SER, is representative to the Coalition from Skyline Chapter of the G.I. Forum,
The efforts of the Coalition to work for rehabilitation of the West Side as a family-oriented neighborhood were described. The panel told of the Coalitions effort to have a new Elmwood school built. They also talked about preventing the installation
of a 12th Ave. bridge and an llth-12th Ave. one-way system.
Petitions relating to the 12th Ave. bridge and Elmwood school were passed around in the audience. Salvador Delgado, a leader in the campaign that got Elmwood School put on the 1967 bond election proposal, emphasized the importance of signing them.
Virginia Lucero, United Mexi-oan-Amerioan Students (UMAS) member, described the special summer school program called La Academia del Barrio which she and other Metro students have planned. The program would be sponsored on the West Side by the Coalition. When plans for the Academia are more definite, details will be carried in the WEST SIDE RECORDER.
The panel told the audience that a majority of the Coalitions Board would be West Side
residents. They also told of plans to set up a neighborhood planning committee composed entirely of West Siders.
The committee will have seven members from south of 6th Ave. and seven from north, said Benavidez. With board members representing organizations with a major interest in the West Side and with a planning committee made up entirely of West Siders, we think that it. will be possible to best coordinate development and express the interests of the people on the West Side, Benavidez emphasized.
He urged that persons interested in helping to rehabilitate the West Side and desiring to serve on the planning committee or desiring to be considered as a member-at-large should write to the Coalition at 1110 Mariposa St. or call 623-0737.
Coach Mike Coffman reviews the offense with one of the Boys Club teams at the Lincoln Park branch. Listening to coach Coffman are from left, Gary Compos, 699 Santa Fe Dr., Vlncon Torris, 1130 W. 9th Ave., James Dehart, 698 Santa Fe Dr., Steven Dill, 523 W 8th Ave., Steve Gonzales, 825 Galapago St., Vincon Compos, 699 Santa* Fe Dr., and Anthony Martinez, of 1229 Welton St.
Adult Education At Fairmont
Fairmont School, 500 W. Third Avenue will be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Tuesday, March 3 for adults interested in resuming or continuing their education.
There will be no fees. Classes will be informal and babysitting will be made available if needed.
Two classes will be formed at this time. The first is for adults who wish to read, write or speak English better. It will be taught by a bi-lingual teacher. The second class will be a basic adult education course to prepare one to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma by taking and passing the GED (General Education Development) test.
Call Fairmont School, 266-1957 for further information. '
Drafting School Awarded Contract
The Engineering Drafting School was originally founded 25 years ago by Daniel J. Mc-Quade, who also founded the Air Vu system of three-dimen-. sional drawing. This system has been outstanding to the point that it is now used on the Titan rocket and the U.S. Naval submarines, as well as other highly technical uses. The Engineering Drafting School exclusively teaches the Air Vu System of drawing.
In 1951 Miss Flora Dee Goforth purchased the school, along with the rights to teach the Air Vu System of drawing. At that time the school was located at 1244 Broadway, Denver.
In August of 1954 the Engineering Drafting School moved to its current location, 846 Elati St. During the past 18 years the school has remained small by choice,h in* an effort to teach quality.
Of the total students enrolled during the past 18 years, 10% have been Spanish surnamed. 50% of these Spanish students remained in school until graduation.
Recently the school was awarded a $191,000 contract by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. It is to establish a residential training program for American Indians.
The program provides for 45 families and 43 single persons to come to Denver for an education in engineering and drafting. They will also be encouraged to enroll at Metro State College for other basic education courses.
The grant also contains money for extensive orientation for the families and individuals to help adjust to urban living. They will be helped in every way possible to get a superior education and to find superior jobs afterwards. Even those who drop out are being provided for.
Following are some questions that concerned people have asked. Mr. Gene Hemphill of the school has given some answers to them.
1. Will Indian families want to live near the school?
No. 18 years experience has shown that they prefer to mix throughout the city, rather than live in groups.
2. How about the houses owned by the school?
These are temporary training houses. The average family will live in theffiip for two weeks and then move into a house or apartment of their choice somewhere in the city.
3. Will the school acquire large numbers of houses and land?
^-Assuredly not. No large scale acquisitions are anticipated.
4. What happens to Indians who drop Ollfc?.;;'
H-None will be left stranded in the Denver community. We will either send them, at our expense, back to their place of origin, or place them on a job. Even the graduates will be assisted if need be, for at least one year after graduation.
St. Patricks Dance
The P.T.A. of St. Josephs grade school will be sponsoring a benefit St. Patricks Day dance on March 14. It will be held in the school gym at 6th and Galapago St.
Tickets may be purchased from the church rectory, 605 W. 6th Ave., the grade school or members of the P.T.A. for $6.00 a couple. Beer, setups, and snacks will be included in the price of the tickets.
Proceeds from' this dance will be used for the schools hot lunch program.
Father-Son Night
Father-Son Night at Fairmont School will be February 26 at 6:30 p.m. A pot-luck supper is planned, followed by a judo demonstration by the American College of Judo.
Boys should come with an adult. All men are invited whether they have sons or not.
A get acquainted and fun night for parents and teachers at Fairmont is being planned for March 21. The idea is to just get to know each other better. There will be music for dancing, table games, cards and just plain visiting and refreshments. Time and place are 8 p.m. at the St. Josephs Parish Hall. Plan to attend, have fun and make new friends.
Rangers Work For Camp Money
The Royal Rangers, a boys group from Temple Bethel Assembly of God Church, 201 Fox St., are planning special activities on Saturday, March 14.
There will be an afternoon service at 2 p.m. at the church. At 6 p.m. there will be a banquet at Lubys Cafeteria, 1320 S. Federal Blvd. Money earned from the banquet will go towards sending the boys to camp next summer.
Tickets are being sold by the boys themselves. For further information call 266-1086.
Demo Party Works
The Democratic Party with the cooperation of the West Side Action Council is offering a class on political education to inform voters of the mechanics of political participation.
This is very important to our community because delegates vote on who will be designated as candidates to represent us. This important class will be held at the West Side Action Center, Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
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when things got tough was because of all the help he got from his wife, Beatrice, who Is seated beside him.
Students to Visit Mexico
The Latin American Student Club Program, ESEA Title I, of the Denver Public Schools, is sponsoring 40 high school students on a trip to Mexico March 21 to April 4. Thirty-three of the students will be selected from the Latin American Student Clubs throughout the DPS system. The remaining seven will be St. Joseph High School students.
The two week trip will be chaperoned by three DPS employees: Mrs. Femie Baca
Moore, Mrs. Emma Marin, and Mr. Sam Chavez. Expenses are being shared by the students and the Latin Amerioan Student Clubs Program. Various schools have already started raising funds by carrying on various activities.
The group will drive to El Paso where they will be met by the Director of Collegio Americano de Torreon, A. C.
Brownies Plan For Thinking Day
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1229 at Fairmont is finally registered with 19 girls. February 25 they will celebrate Thinking Day with a special program. Thinking Day is actually February 22 and is the birthday of both Lord and Lady Baden Powell who founded Scouting for girls and boys throughout the world. So on this day Girl Scouts remember their sister scouts in other countries. Troop 1229 has used some of their Brownie Gold" to buy paper dolls that show the different kinds of Brownies and their uniforms around the world.
Plans for future activities of the troop include an investiture for all new Brownies and perhaps a trip to Blinlys Fun Club.
Second and third grade girls from Fairmont and St. Josephs grade schools may still join the troop. Meetings are every Wednesday, 3:30 to 4:30 pjm. in the Fairmont Auditorium. For further information call Mrs. Louise Arellano, 722-9888 or Mrs. Rachel Guedea, 266-1445.
The new bi-cultural, bi-lingual center at Baker Junior High School sponsored a party for the students parents and persons who have helped with the program at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19.
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tory and Cultural Studies through music, art and dancing. Spanish dancing, singing and food will be part of the program. Mrs. Lucille Campo will demonstrate teaching dancing.
A White Elephant Sale to raise money for class activities was held by seventh graders at Baker Junior High School and netted more than $15.00 for the class.
Planning the event were class officers Vanessa Hudson, Viola Barela and Patricia Valdez.
Credit for bringing the most items for the sale goes to Mr. Chuck Gorslines first hour class, and for earning the most money per student, Mr. John Campbells first hour class.
Miss Carol Parisis first hour gym class won second in both categories.
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2. To promote and encourage persons of Spanish derivation and ancestry to engage in profit-making ventures.
2. To aid, counsel, and assist persons who are members of the Associations in the acquisition of financing for profit-making ventures.
3. To aid, counsel, and assist persons, whether persons are presently engaged in business, or persons aspiring to go into business in the future, in the acquisition of techniques of business organization and management.
4. To promote ethical business practices by and among all persons engaged in profit-making business enterprises.
Lee Montoya Executive Director
Carlos Padilla
I want to stay on the West Side. I could have moved out. I want to stay here and work where it will help.
These are the comments of a West Side resident who is living, working and raising his family on the West Side.
Carlos Padilla and his wife, Beatrice, live in a brick double they are buying at 13th and Mariposa with nine of their ten children. Their eldest daughter is married.
Padilla now is owner of his own businessa janitorial servicewhich he says is 80 per cent self-supporting.
And it was bom of pure desperation, he added. Three years ago Carlos found himself suddenly unemployed. I couldnt get any job that would pay enough to support a family. I was too old at 37, according to some employers. I couldnt get into a training program. And I couldnt get welfare if I worked, and I wanted to work.
So he went to the established agencies for assistance in setting up his own business. He was refused any practical information on how to go about setting up a business and instead discouraged from starting one. They told him to go on welfare.
Angered by this he wrote to his Congressman who contacted the agency.
They still didnt help me, he said, but they were a lot more polite. One lady even started calling me Mr. Padilla!
I did start my own janitorial business, but its a small miracle that it has survived. I give credit to St. Joseph for that, he added.
Carlos started with nothing but good credit and 7 of his 10 children who could help him. Businesswise he insists he made many foolish mistakes he didnt know how to keep books and was taken by supply companies who overcharged him.
ULABA Offers Help
The United Latin Amerioan Businessmens Associat ion, known as ULABA has been in existence for 2 years. The purpose of ULABA is to help provide money and know-how to businesses in the Hispano-Mexi-can community. So far, ULABA has helped start or expand 170 businesses.
The need for more money and involvement in business by His-pano-Mexican Americans is supported by statistics. This group makes up one-twelfth of Denver's population, but it accounts for one third of the unemployment. Denver has an economic ghetto in its heart. Forty per cent of the people in its economic ghetto live in poverty. It is also a racial ghetto. Seven out of ten Spanish sumamed people in Denver live in that ghetto.
Because these great economic needs exist, ULABA was formed. They hope to help bring increased economic power to the His-pano-Mexican community.
Their office is at 528 Knox Ct. The staff, under the direction of Mr. Lee Montoya, is there for service. Drop by or call them at 936-8236.
His theory is there are lots of ways to help people without having them do it your way. He says if youre poor and a minority, you get it from every direction from visiting nurses and social workers telling you how many kids you should have to agencies telling you to go on welfare.
Carlos way of helping others is teaching at the Adult Education Tutorial Program, 1040 11th Street. He tutors Spanishspeaking people who are trying to improve their English so they can get better jobs or jobs in their own field.
He has taken history, math and public speaking as a student in the Adult Education Program and received his high school diploma by way of the GEDthe high school equivalency test.
He was a drop-out from the public school system. When he replied to a teacher who he felt had insulted his ancestors, she kicked him out of class and, because he couldnt find the words to defend himself, the principal expelled him from school. He was in the 9th grade.
The Padilla family is a member of St. Elizabeth Church, attending services regularly. Car-
los is a member of the Franciscan Third Order, a group of lay persons dedicated to becoming better persons.
He is a member of the West Side Action Ministry, and has served on the Recorder Advisory Board, and the Ad Hoc Committee for the Improvement of Lincoln Park.
His eldest son, Chuck, is a sophomore at Metropolitan State College. The other children attend St. Josephs High School and St. Elizabeths Grade School.
Here is wishing ah the luck in the world to Carlos and his family, and saying that we of the Action Ministry and the Recorder are proud to have such a fine family on the West Side.
In future months we will be writing about many other fine families that live on and care about the West Side.
Hie Padilla family eats Friday dinner together at the long table made especially for their family. The Dirty Dozen, as they call themselves, can all fit around it without being too crowded.
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Members of the Mexican-American Law Student Association (MALSA) discuss their new West Side program to help people who have legal problems. From left to right, they are Pat Serna, Eloy Martinez, John Gallegos (Coordinator), and Betty Aim Camunez.
Free Legal Services For West Side Residents
Auraria Board of Directors Gives Its Support to Increased ADC Payments
Activities Varied At Auraria Center
Valentine's Day was celebrated twice by two clubs at Auraria led by Miss Lois Alexander. Valentine cakes and hand-made gifts of heart earrings and pins highlighted the parties.
Members of the two clubs were hostesses for their mothers. Girls in Fun Club n are Emily Luevano, Mary Ann Maes, Frances Psortillo, Juliann Candelaria, Henrietta Candelaria and Maureen Flores.
Fifth grade girls who attended the party are Margaret Marine, Pauline Martinez, Sue Van Velkinburgh, Rose Garcia, Rosemary Galindo, Antoinette Gomez, Lucy Swimmer and Denise Garcia.
A pool tournament for teens (seventh grade and up) is being held on Thursday evenings in the teen lounge. Participants must sign up. Trophies will be awarded to the winners.
Lincoln Baca of the Auraria staff will begin a series on the heritage of the Southwest with teens on Thursday evenings. This group is open to all interested teens.
Weaving tote bags is the current project of the mothers morning out group. This group meets Thursday mornings at 9:00. The ladies have made their own looms. New members are welcomed and babysitting will be provided. Group leaders are Marcia Crawford, Alice Conn and Loyola Salazar. Babysitting is also provided for mothers who are in the Tuesday sewing class.
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Legal services for West Siders unable to afford a lawyer are being (offered free of charge by the Mexican-American Law Student Association (MALSA) at the Operations SER office, 1039 Inca.
MALSA counselors, who are all either juniors or seniors at the University of Denver Law School, are able to help with any problem people might have in civil matters, criminal matters or administrative hearings.
Divorces, collection problems, and marriage annulments are examples of the civil matters which the MALSA group can counsel people on. If they are not able to help, they will refer individuals to someone who can help.
If anyone has a problem with motor vehicle suspensions or license suspension, MALSA can counsel them and represent them at the hearing.
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In the case of workmens compensation hearings and labor commission hearings, the group can counsel people and refer them to someone who can help.
In any criminal matters, the Mexican-American law students can counsel people and then go with them to court. Problems which would fall into this area are traffic tickets and minor crimes or misdemeanors such as petty theft, shoplifting, driving under suspension, child abuse and driving under the influence of alcohol. This group includes any criminal matter that is a misdemeanor in municipal and county courts.
Mexican-American legal counselors are at the SER office on Monday from 12:30-5, Tuesday 3-5, Wednesday 12:30-5, Thursday 4-5, and Friday 9-5. Their telephone number is 534-3186.
If someone is unable to meet the above hours, they may call John Paul Gallegos, the student coordinator, for an appointment. His office number is 292-9186 and his home is 534-6470.
Eloy Martinez and Pat Serna counsel a West Sider who has come to them for legal advice.
First Avenue Presbyterian 120 West First Avenue Rev. A. J. Blomquist, Pastor Sunday School9:45 a.m.
Classes for all ages. Morning Worship11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kvening Gospel Service and Age Group Fellowship Meetings ^ 7* p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer .7:30 p.m.
Jesus said, By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you love one another.
The Board of Directors of Auraria Community Center at its monthly meeting on January 12 passed two important resolutions.
By a unanimous vote the Board endorsed a 23 per cent Increase as minimum payment for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Monthly payments for a family of four would Increase from $191 to $325.
The Social Actions committee was instructed to develop as many plans as possible for campaigning with the legislature for the appropriation of the proper amount of money for the AFDC increase.
A motion passed which requires that neighborhood residents become the majority membership of the Board. A special oommittee of the board has been working on this. They were instructed to find ways and set the timing for implementation of this motion.
It was announced that board members would be meeting with a variety of groups from the neighborhood whx> use the center or are interested in the program. The purpose of these
meetings will be to give board members a chance to listen to ideas about the programs of the center. The program committed and the board will be responsible for setting priorities for the future at the center.
At the February meeting of the Board of Directors, the board unanimously passed the following resolution:
"The Board of Directors of Auraria Community Center approves the Auraria site complex and pledges Itself to the maintenance of the residential and environmental character of the West Side nelhgborhood.
The executive committee should meet and decide what action to take concerning this resolution.
Other business included a discussion of ways for finding more money for the Head Start program which now has money for only about four more months of program.
Board meetings are held at the center the second Monday evening of each month. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting.
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Neighborhood Notes
Miss Irene Gallegos of 863 Anne Molien, 1510 Clermont,
Fox St., was honored with a surprise birthday party on the 2nd of January. The party was given by her mother, Mrs. Ellen Gallegos and a good friend, Miss Elaine Gonzales. Music was furnished by the Trio Alegre, under the direction of Mrs. Porfirio-linan.
SSG Walter Gallegos, son of Mrs. Ellen Gallegos and grandson of J. A. Gonzales, all of 863 Fox St is expected home some time in February from Berlin, Germany, after four years in the army. He served one year in Vietnam, and ends his tour of duty in Germany. He is the brother of Irene and Bill Gallegos of the same address.
Many thanks are in order to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gumma, long-time West Siders, and members of Wesley United Methodist Church, for doing the mailing of the RECORDER to our many non-West Side friends for the past many months.
Frank Alvarado, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Alvarado of 1151 Galapago St., has been selected as the outstanding Rocky Mountain News carrier salesman for the week of Feb. 15-20.
Mrs. Della* Scott of 135 W. Irvington PI. spent about a week in St. Lukes hospital, but is home and on her feet again now.
Many thanks to Girl Scout Troop: No. 1028 of Fairmont for stuffing the RECORDER in record time (one hour) last month.
7-11 Opens
Grand Opening for the new 7-Eleven store at 1100 Santa Fe Drive will be February 26, 27 and 28.
The store will carry the usual groceries, dairy products and variety items that all 7-Eleven stores have.
In addition, it will feature a delicatessen with prepared carry-out foods such as sandwiches, potato salad, etc. It is one of the few 7-Elevens in Denver that have delicatessens.
Manager of the store is Mr. Richard Rondinelli and assistant manager, Mr. Gene Sletchall.
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died unexpectedly several weeks ago. Mrs. Molien owned and operated Annes Beauty Salon at 971 Santa Fe Drive for 35 years. She sold the shop to its present owners and retired just a year ago.
She was nearly 65 and is survived by a daughter and son, 2 grandchildren and 4 sisters. Burial was at Rose Hill, February 9th.
Gloria Duran, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duran of Oakland, Calif., and Richard Mena, son of Mrs. Dee Mena, 427 Fox St. were married Saturday, February 14 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Mrs. Gloria Vigil, the brides aunt was matron of honor and Randy Mena, brother of the bridegroom was best man. The couple will make their home in Oakland, Calif.
The new schedule for movies at West High School has been released. To be shown on Feb. 26 is The Quiet Ones; on March 12, David and Lisa; March 19, The Bicycle Thief; on April 2, LaStrada; April 16, A Thousand Clowns; and on May 7, The Crazy Quilt.
Movies are free for both students and parents. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. each evening.
The Auraria Youth Program
In order to answer parents questions and to enlist your help, Auraria would like to publicize its hours for program and general assistance.
Grades One through Six Monday, Wednesday & Friday 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Club groups only youngsters not in clubs are encouraged to use the school recreation program and facilities of RFK recreation center. Tuesday, Thursday
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Drop-in Recreation Dodge ball, records, table games, woodshop and craft classes. Saturday Morning
9:00-12:00 a.m.
Club group only.
Saturday afternoon1:00-:300
Drop-in recreation for boys from fourth through sixth grades.
Grades 7 and over.
Monday, Wednesday6:30-9:30
Teen clubs groups.
Tuesday, Thursday7:30-10:00
Teen LoungeElementary aged youngsters are not welcome at teen lounee.
Club ^groups are arranged.
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Auraria Head Start has hired a new social worker to replace Mrs. Glenda Lyle who is now director of the Auraria Head Start program. Miss Clietta Hat-cherson will be working full time as a social worker for the regular and therapeutic Head Start programs at Auraria and Elati.
A native of Louisiana, Miss Hatcherson came to Denver in 1966 and worked at May D & F and Denver Opportunity before coming to Auraria in January of this year.
Mrs. Eleanor Lucero is working hard in her new position as parent programmer. Recent events have included a Valentine Dance held on February 14.
Mrs. Jenny Jimenez is now working as a Teachers Aide in the afternoon class with Mrs. Mary Trujillo.
At the Elati Head Start, Mrs. Elsie Valdez will be substituting for Mrs. Jay MaTquez who is taking a maternity leave of absence.
The all-school show at Baker Junior High School performed for a standing-room-only (SRO) crowd on Thursday, Feb. 12.
Prizes for selling the most tickets went to Laura Valdez, first prize of $5; Christine Bustos, second prize of the school yearbook, and Randy Collins, third prize which was $2 toward the purchase of school pictures.
Teen Clinic
If youre a teenager and having hang ups about school or your parents ... or drugs ... or sex ... or skin problems .. or being fat, theres a Teen Clinic just for you at the West Side Health Center, 990 Federal Blvd.
We hope the teenager will know its is his clinic, said Dr. George S. Paxton, one of the regular doctors and co-founder of the Teen Clinic.
He and the other doctors who started the pilot program will see teenagers on a drop-in appointment basis.
Their hours are 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. On duty on Mondays is Dr. Eugene Uphoff; on Tuesdays, Dr. Keith Etzenhou ser; on Wednesdays is Dr. Monty Roth, and on Thursdays, Dr Paxton.
Appointments can be made by calling 292-9690, ext. 71.
This is not another mental health clinic, said Dr. Ronald Minson, medical director. And it is not a dumping ground for teenagers with difficult problems.
We are interested in the physical and emotional well-being of adolescents. Teenagers feel out of place in pediatrics, and yet they often have problems they need to talk about but are reluctant to mention to a busy doctor in the adult clinic.
The nurses role during clinic hours will be expanded so that she will, in addition to assisting the doctors, be available to consult with girls who would prefer talking to a woman, according to Dr. Paxton.
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Inner City Scores
Fast breaks and a good presls, thats what has put Inner City Parish in first place in the evening Basketball league at West High School. Beating both Centro Cultural and the Action Ministry in the last few minutes of play, the Parish is the sole owner of first place.
With only three weeks of league play left, there is a real battle for second and third place in the league. There are five
teams still in the race for trophies. League games are played on Monday and Wednesdays. The public is welcome.
League Standings:
Inner City Parish ..........5-0
Action Ministry ............4-1
Centro Cultural .......;cM$';t4-1
First Bethany......._______,3-2
RFK Center ........... -...3-2
St. Josephs ........ 3-2
Action Center ............. 2*3
First Mennonite ....... 0-5
The West Side Coalition invites all interested West Siders to a banquet honoring Dolores Huerta, Vice President of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. She has worked closely with Cesar Chavez, president of U.F.W.O.C., in helping the agricultural workers of California to secure their just collective bargaining rights.
The West Side Coalition is fortunate to have this opportunity
to introduce this dedicated and dynamic woman to the community.
The banquet will feature Mexican food and music. The date is February 28th, at 6 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Labor Center, 360 Acoma St. Tickets are $2.00 per person.
To obtain tickets you may call Mrs. Juanita Herrera, 222-2321. or Mrs. Betty Benavidez, 623-0737.
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