Volume 7Number 5
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
New Elmwood in the picture?
Elmwood Is Top Priority!
ATTENTION! A MEETING AT ELMWOOD SCHOOL
SEPT. 30, 7:30 P.M.
from the West Side community could attend such a meeting. The Board of Education has heard from us through petitions and personal appearances for some timeit is our time to hear from them. We hope to see you there.
The Elmwood Committee Ramiro Cruz-Aedo Chairman
Register To Vote In Local Stores
November 3rd is election day. If you have not registered to vote yet, there is still time. A Branch registration location for Westsiders will be at National Brands Grocery located at 727 Santa Fe on Monday, September 27th. Registration hours are from noon to 8 p.m. Other Branch locations include: Safeway, 13th and California, Wed.-Fri., Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, noon to 8 p.m., Oct 2, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Del-Farm, First and
One should retire offer 83 years.
At the last meeting of the Board of Education, the administration was charged with the responsibility of presenting a priority report for construction of schools. The priorities are divided into elementary and secondary schools. Among the elementary school priorities, Elmwood and Montbello are in the number one spot. Such a report will be submitted at the next Board meeting, October 15th, to be held at the Administration Building, 414-14th Street at 7:00 p.m.
It would be a benefit to our community if a good number
Elmwood lunch room in full light and it is crowded!
Broadway, September 28. Noon to 8 p.m.
City Planning Board Under Fire
The West Side Coalition has joined with seven other neighborhood groups to seek changes in city policies relating to planning. The proposals made by the neighborhood groups include several aimed at making the Denver Planning Board a more representative and democratic organization.
The eight groups suggested that Planning Board members disclose their real estate holdings, that public hearings be held whenever an appointment is made to the Board, and that the Board be expanded to include representatives of community groups.
In other proposals, the eight neighborhood groups recommended that residents who are not property owners be allowed to protest rezoning cases and that the process of developing the citys budget be simplified to allow for greater resident involvement.
The Denver Planning Board has approved only a few of the proposals. In an open letter September 19, the leaders of the eight neighborhood groups observed that it is difficult for an organization like the Denver Planning Board to reform itself. They expressed hope, however, that the Mayor and City Council, being elected officials, would take a more favorable view of proposals for democratizing the Denver Planning Board and city planning generally.
The groups that are presently involved in this effort, besides the West Side Coalition, are the Capitol Hill Congress; Citizens Community Planning Council; Greater Park Hill Community, Inc.; Preserve Our Way of Urban Residence; South Athmar Improvement Association; South Jackson Street Improvement Association, and the Washington Park Action Council.
HEAD START IN TROUBLE
JUNKYARD IS AN EYESORE AND DANGEROUS FOR CHILDREN
The operator of a junkyard in the vacant area north of 814 Mariposa did not appear in court September 18 because the city was unable to serve him with a summons. According to Ralph E. Livingston of the City Zoning Administration Office, the operator of the junkyard, Tony Cisneros, avoided the summons servers until September 22.
Cisneros continues to operate the junkyard or. the land north of 814 Mariposa despite the fact that the land is zoned R-2. R-2 zoning permits homes and small apartments but not businesses or junkyards.
Fall Carnival At St. Joseph's Starts Oct. 9
The annual Fall Carnival at St. Josephs is scheduled for October 9, 10, and 11 at Sixth and Galapago St.
There will be games, prizes, food and fun. Tickets for chances on a color TV, a trip to Las Vegas, and cash prizes are now being sold by the pupils of St. Josephs schools. Plan now to attend and have a good time.
On September 21 the vacant lots contained fifteen junk automobiles. There have been many complaints about the appearance of the junkyard and the threat that it poses to the safety of the children in the area.
Livingston said that because of the difficulties in serving Cisneros the case has been rescheduled for the 9th of October. It will be heard at 2 P.M. in County Court at 1110 Bannock Street.
The land on which the junkyard is being operated is owned by Raymond Bartel-son, 3055 South Milwaukee Circle.
BENEFIT DANCE FOR BETTY
The Committee to Elect Betty Benavidez will hold a benefit dance for Mrs. Benavidez at St. Josephs Hall, 6th and Galapago. The dance will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on October 3. Tickets are $5.00 per couple. Music will be provided by Tony and the Antones. For information call 623-0737 or 266-2665.
. Mrs. Benavidez is Democratic candidate for State Representative from District 7.
I m provement Assn Picks Up Trash
During the annual summer trash pickup sponsored by the West Side Improvement Association, the city trash collectors found that many people on the West Side are using 55 gallon drums without lids. The management of Public Works has written to the Improvement Association to say that these trash containers are not the legal size.
The legal size for trash containers is 40 gallons. The reason for limiting the size of containers is to prevent strain accidents for the trash collectors. Over 55% of all accidents that occur to Sanitary Services personnel are caused by traSh cans that are too heavy.
Trash cans should also have handles and tight-fitting lids. The lids keep the cans from attracting insects and vermin.
Commenting on the letter from the Manager of Public Works, Waldo Benavidez, Chairman of the West Side Improvement Association, said The Improvement Association is very pleased by the success of this summers pick-up. We collected eighty truok loads of trash. But now it is important for West Siders to keep working with the city to make trash collection easier. We can do this by using the right kind of containers.
When approaching grade crossings, look, listen and live. Remember a motor vehicle is no match for a locomotive. Good advice from our State Patrol,
The Head Start program in Denver is facing a 5 % cut in funds from the Federal Government. This cut will be for the program year from Sept. 1, 1970-Aug. 31,1971.
It is not clear as to what changes this will mean in the Head Start program. In the past, when Head Start funds have not been increased to meet increasing costs, the delegate agencies and Denver Opportunity have decided to continue to serve the same number of city children; 1500 preschoolers, but to cut the length of time that the program run.
There are some things that you as citizens can do concerning this situation. You can let Head Start staff know what your ideas might be about saving money in our current program. You can write Colorado Congressmen or call their local offices and give your opinions about the need tor this program. Other resources for monies for this program, might come from the State of Colorado or the City of Denver. You can ask candidates for election on national, state, and local level their view of appropriating money to the Denver Head Start program. We must let our voices be heard, if we wish to have the Head Start program continue.
Here is a list of La Rasa Headstart Centers on the West Side.
LOS NINOS HEAD START CENTER at 430 West 9th, in the Mennonite Youth Center. Phone 244-0632. TeachersMrs. Bernice Hermosillo, Mrs. Elsie Romero, Mrs. Doris Garcia. Parent ProgrammerMrs. Rosalie Pa. dilla.
CASA ALLEGRE CENTER at 465 Galapago. Phone 892-5967. TeachersMrs. Helen Miller, Mrs. Mary Lou Morehead, Mrs. Mildred Silva. Parent ProgrammerMrs. Georgia Ford.
Centers are open for enrollment from 8:30 until 3:30.
HEAD START OFFICE, 861 Galapago. Phone255-5588. Mr. Larry Marquez, Director. Mrs. Barbara Vigil, Social Worker, phone 534-8058.
Other Head Start Centers on the West Side.
AURARIA HEAD START at Auraria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa. Phone534-7614.
ELATI HEAD START CENTER at 220 Elati. Phone722-487a
(HUMPTY-DUMPTY CENTER at 120 W. First Ave. Phone777-9676.
SOUTH LINCOLN PARK HOMES HEAD START CENTERS at 1017 Navajo. Phone 255-4759 and at 1201 W. Tenth Ave., phone255-4790.
NORTH LINCOLN PARK HOMES HEAD START CENTER at 1418 Navajo. Phone 2554702.
WEST SIDE RECORDER
Founded May, 1964 Office: 465 Galapago St. Denver, Colo. 80204 Telephones: 534-4408 or 2661445 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
Acting General Coordinator: James E. Hall.
Recorder Task Force Chairman: Don Schierling.
Staff: Germaine Aragon, Barbara Baker, Betty Benavidez, Waldo Benavidez, John Bru-nick, Alberta Crespin, Anna Flores, Jerry Garcia, Connie Griego, Barbara Karr, Tom Martinez, Dean Punke.
Contributors: Martha Cooper, Evelyn Elfstrom, Jim Romero, Father Joseph Torres, Ramiro Cruz-Aedo, Mary Lou Morgan.
Photography: Barbara Baker, Raymond Castro.
Artwork: John Flores.
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Some Questions That Hurt
ARE CHICAN0S DUMB?
One sometimes wonders if that question has any truth
Several weeks ago I was called over to one of our neighborhood grocery stores for a surprise as the manager put it. He seemed to be a little angry. I did not understand why until he showed me one of the outside walls of his store. On it was printed, Chicanos, this store sells its food at very high prices. They cheat. Dont buy here. My first thought while viewing those 6 inch high letters was that someone must think Chicanos are dumb, so dumb that somebody has to write on a wall something that they themselves could figure out.
I am not questioning whether what was on the wall was true or not. What I am questioning is why the individual who wrote on the wall thought it was necessary to do so. Does he think that I cant use my brains to figure out whether someone is cheating me or that I am buying items at a high price. As a Chicano I resent the insinuation that I dont use logic or my brains, that someone else has to do my thinking for me. I am not a dumb Chicano!
Also, why did this individual feel it was necessary to paint on a wall to get his message across? As a proud Chicano, I was brought up with the idea that private and public property was to be respected and not to be defaced or destroyed. I wonder about the self-respect of the person, Chicano or other, who damages the property of others. I also wonder about how that person would react to someone messing up his property.
If we are going to be proud Chicanos, let us behave like them. After all, does it make us proud to see Chicano Power and Viva la Raza and other such phrases painted on toilet walls? There are good ways to use our artistic ability, such as the beautiful mural at Lincoln Pool. That kind of wall painting makes me proud to be a Chicano. The other kind makes me ashamed.
E We welcome Rachel Guedea to a new position on E S the RECORDER staff. Rachel is our newly appointed i E managing editor. She has served on staff of the RE- E = CORDER for over 5 years, and is a West Side resident. E E With Rachel accepting this position we have more room E 5 for other community people to work on the staff of the 5 = RECORDER gathering news, typing, helping with the S 5 lay out, and so on. We dont really expect anyone to S = come with all of the knowledge and experience they 5 E would need to work on the paper, we only ask that you E E will be willing to learn and to work with the rest of our 5 E staff. 5
= Jim Hall E
Want to work on the RECORDER? Call Jim HaU at 222-3337 or Rachel Guedea at 266-1445.
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| Guest Editorial
VOTING IS CHICANO POWER
Since I came to Denver in August of 1968 I have noticed two things about West Side people. The first thing I noticed is how friendly and kind you are. I have said home Masses in many of your homes and baptized your children and grandchildren and married your sons and daughters, and you could not have treated me more kindly than you have. By being so good to me you have made me like you very much.
So, porque les tengo confianza, precisely because I like you and want you to have happy lives, I would like to mention here something else I have noticed about you. You dont vote. Not even when an election is very important to you, your children, and your friends, you dont vote. Please be patient with me while I give you three examples.
A while back, the people of Denver elected new members to the school board. The election was more important to us than usual because there were some men trying to be elected who have very little interest in getting a good education for our Mexican students, and these men were running against two men who have a very great desire that the schools be better for our kids. The good men lost the election, and when I checked the election results on the West Side I noticed that the West Side people had not voted. I say to you as kindly as possible, that by not voting you hurt your children.
A bit later came the election deciding whether Denver would spend money to build a university in a place that would remove many of you from your homes. The West Side is one of the two places in Denver where a person does not have to spend a fortune for rent each month. Low rent housing is very, very hard to find. If in that election the people of Denver decided that they would build the university where the city fathers wanted it built, many of you would have to move to some other part of town where your rent bill would be much higher. The voters of Denver decided against you. They voted to put the university where it will hurt you. And one more time I found out that most of you had not voted in that election. People were deciding where you are going to live, and you did not vote your own opinion.
Finally, the other day a good man, Joe Giron, one of your neighbors, was trying to be elected to the State Senate so that he could work with you and for you where the laws are passed or not passed that help you or hurt you. And he lost because you did not vote. If you had voted he would have been able to help our other State Senator, Roger Sis-neros, to get laws that are good for our Mexican people. Roger does a tremendous amount of good for us in the Senate, but he could have done more with Joes help up there on Capitol Hill where the lawmakers are ignoring your needs and your childrens needs all of the time. I decided the night that Joe lost that I would write this article. I said to myself: Joe is my friend and a fine man, and the people of the West Side are my friends and very good people. Since this is so, I should try to make a point, try to make an important connection for them: when a good Mexican wants to help good Mexican people politically, it is too bad for us that the two did not get together. Because Joe could have won easily if the Mexican people had voted.
NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE. THE GENERAL ELECTION IS COMING UP IN NOVEMBER. PLEASE VOTE.
In the next copy of the Recorder I will write one more article explaining to you some more how you are hurt because most West Siders dont vote. How you miss out on good jobs, on better housing, on better schools and a lot of other good things because you dont vote.
I hope I have not offended you with some of my remarks. The last thing I wanted to do was offend you. What I wanted to do with this article is help you live happier lives.
Father Joseph Torres, J.S.
Note of Thanks
The Westside Action Ministry would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the Action Ministrys summer program. It was encouraging to see the kind of co-operation given by these groups and companies: INEXCO Oil Company, Spivaks Art Supply, Bartlett Oil Company, Burt Chevrolet, Denver Buick, Standard Oil, Mini-Rates Rent-A-Car, Tandy Leather Company, Hunt Manufacturing Company, Luby
Chevrolet, Tynans Volkswagen, Skyline Dodge, First Plymouth Congregational Church, Mont-view Boulevard Presbyterian Church, St. Johns Lutheran Church, Central Presbyterian Church, and Project Concern.
Deadlines for October Recorder News Items Oct. 16 Mail or leave at 465 Galapago St.
Ads Oct. 17 Call Tito at 266-1445.
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From the beet fields of Wyoming to the West Side Denver was a long, and difficult, journey for Josephine Perez. But she has accomplished much since those years when she picked beets as a child and then worked in a coal mine in her teens.
She and her husband, Luis, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4 at the home they own at 1154
Mrs. Perez with her youngest child, Terry.
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Many hours on the telephone is part of Josephines job which she can do in her own home.
Children Invited To Music Class
West Side children who are interested in learning tb sing in a group and who enjoy singing are invited to join a singing class under the direction of Anne Williams at First Mennon-ite Church. The group will meet every Sunday morning from 9-10 a.m. at the First Men-nonite Youth Center, 430 W. Ninth Ave. (This is the same building where Los Ninos Head Start meets.) The class will also meet the third Wednesday evening of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Children in grades 4 through 8 are eligible to join. Parents who would like to enroll their children may call the church office at 892-1038 for more information and to receive further instructions.
Vicki Carr To Sing At Benefit
A benefit will be held October 31, at 8 p.m. at the City Audi, torium Arena by the Skyline Chapter of the American GI Forum for a building fund. The famous Vikki Carr will be in Denver to stage this performance. Tickets at $4-7 are available at Operation SER, 1039 Inca St. in care of Paul Gonzales and A1 Herrera. They are also available at the West Side Health Center in care of Rick Delgado and Juan Martinez. Hurry and get your tickets while they last.
Hot Meals Each Week For Senior Citizens In Area
The SAMS dinner for Senior Citizens is coming to the West Side. The hot dinner will be served every Monday noon be. ginning on Monday, October 5th at Auraria Community Center. About six months ago, the staff of Auraria began talking with the staff of the SAMS program, requesting the meal for the West Side.
We are pleased to announce that the dinner will finally begin. Each Monday at 12:30 the meal will be served. The cost is 60c per person. The meal is a complete, hot meal, including salad, dessert, vegetables, meat dish, and beverage. In order to plan for this first Monday, October 5th it would be helpful if those wishing to eat a SAMS dinner call in a reservation to Auraria Community Center 534-7614. Please tell your friends, and plan to attend and enjoy the SAMS meal at the Community Center.
Kalamath St. Both have good jobs.
They are parents of six children, all of whom have either finished high school or are still in school. One son, Carlos, will enter college this fall.
They have four beautiful, healthy grandchildren. But Josephine Perez is not ready to sit back and take it easy yet. She is actively involved in the organizations working to improve the'West Side where she has lived for the past 16 years.
She is a member of the West Side Action Center, the Coalition for the Betterment of the West Side, the Auraria Community Center, and a member of the board of the West Sidje. Health Center. Josephine has recently been hired as assistant to the social worker of the new Metropolitan Denver Child Care Association.
She was formerly employed by Baker Junior High School and was assigned to the extension center, a program for kids who do not get along easily in school. It is a program she hopes will be continued for it did keep the kids in school, and several have gone on to high school who probably otherwise would not have, she said.
Josephine has definite ideas about how the community can be improved. She feels landlords should be made to keep up their places and not just collect the rent.
In an area where incomes are low, it is unfair for the stores to charge higher prices than elsewhere in the city.
The only Chicano plaintiff in the suit filed against the Denver school board, she favors. Cross bussing to assure West _J>ide kids an equal education. (Her daughter, Sheila, however, preferred to go to Baker because she is involved in so many activities and her mother agreed
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With exactly one half of her family in front of their home. Left to right, Pat, 22, Mrs. Perez, Luis, 20, and Terry, 8.
for she felt she wouldnt have the opportunity to be a leader at a new SChtfol).
Two immediate needs, she' said, are a new Elmwood School and a new baseball field for West High School.
But the most urgent need is for change in attitudes. Anglos have always held us back, she said, by acting superior just because theyre white.
Ive.. sejgn both employers and teachers giving the advantage,- ; the raise, excusing the kid for breaking a rule instead of punishing him, just because he was white.
She regrets now not having taught her children to speak Spanish. But it is understandable. As a child she was made fun of at school because that was all she could speak. She couldnt understand the teacher and the kids would all laugh when the teacher said something to her. She stood alone on the playground.
Parents today, Josephine feels, either arent interested enough in their children or make it too easy for them. They cover
up for 'them 4n& dont make them work hard enough.
She thinks the latter Was true in her own case. Shg- was the oldest in a family of ^3 children, ^' has worked hard since a small child, both, in the home and in the beet fields' that her stepfather contracted' fbr each season..
While her children were growing up, she worked $Â§d}fthey would not have to and they could concentrate on their home work. She regrets they did not take advantage of the opfSSiff tunities offered to them and gb on to college. Its too easy for kids now, she repeated.
The Perez .children are Richard, Patsyf^ Lqu|I|' and Carlos who all graduated from West High School^-Sheila, at Baker Junior High School and Terry, who attends Greenlee.' The three older' ones are married; Â£arlos attends Metropolitan ^Btate College; ^
Recreation At Fairmont
After school recreation for elementary age school children is available at Fairmont School Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is basketball, trampoline, volleyball, ping-pong, games, drawing, weaving, sculpture, and crafts. Supervisors are Ben Archuletta, teacher at Manual High School and Connie Caracas, art teacher at the RFK recreation center.
Children should not wait at the school until 4 p.m. as there will not be any supervision until time for recreation. They should go home and change to play clothes and perhaps have a snack.
This program is being sponsored by the RFK Recreation Center and Fairmont School.
Greenlee School Parents Meeting
A meeting for the parents of Greenlee School children will be held on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Greenlee Auditorium. There will be a short musical program, introduction of teachers and an election of officers.
Playschool Part Of Fall Program
The Inner City Parish will be having about the same pro-^I^S^IMs fall as last year. Well have Wednesday Com-munit^'-! meetings at 9:30. Every third Wednesday there will be a potuck lunch. There will be Sewing Class every Tuesday fit 9^0* and Mothers Group on Friday at 9:30. We will be having after school recreation from flltp Until 5:00. Wednesdays will be for elementary kids. The playschool is all filled up for ':'ihiS;:;yjiar. If you have any questions, please call 244-2 636 for more information.
Wegjb|^e 20. 3-year-old in the inbrning^sessibns and 20 4-year-oldSv|4n the afternoons. Eight childrehi.who are enrolled do not Â§peak English. We will be fryin|f|lpteach English to them :|f[n^^Mye them help us teach some %asic Spanish to the oth-WMMei We will also be trying to incorporate Mexican uitu into the program. We |w|fecelebrate traditional Mexi-can feasts and learn Mexican ^Si^nd stories.
We will also be encouraging the mothers to volunteer to help |^Qj|jp|, pre.school. We will be having mothers meetings once | |l|0fith with transportation provided.
Boundaries For Casita Esperanza Expanded Again
So that MOre people can be served, the northern boundary for &|ita Esperanza Health Station has been extended. Now new rbsidents of the^iria be. tween ?|Â§;th and llfh Ayes can reCeiVe^hdalt h at ^igiil
Esperanza^ 801 W. Fifth Ave., ppft of the Neighborhood Health Program of the Denver ^pipartment of Health and Hos-vpit%ls.
The total target ?area served by Casita Esperanza is bounded bylElati on the eaÂ§t, Alameda on the south, the Vallby Highf-. way on the west, and_sllth ave. on the north.
Casita Esperanza is open from |) lysis to p;Sh; Mipndlp
th|ofi Friday. Services in| *blUde medical igare for children and adults, maternity care, help! i>E planning, and help
with social;, and family prob-IlMs. A baby'1 fitter is available to watch^welljchildren. Transportation- is provided if you call the station ahead of tifnll K 534-
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Fall Program Announced At Auraria Community Center
Recorder Staff: Betty Ben-arvidze.
Betty Benavidez has been a staff member for the West Side Recorder for about a year. A life long resident of the West Side she is active in many community organizations including the West High School P.T.A., West Side Improvement Association, and La Academia del Barrio.
Mrs. Benavidez has four children. Two of her children are married. Of the other two, one attends West High School and the other Rischel Jr. High. Bettys husband, Waldo, is also active in the West Side working in a variety of civic organizations.
Betty thinks that the Recorder is one of the best ways Wast Siders can work together to improve the neighborhood.
The Head Start Program at Auraria Community Center began on September 14th. It has been in full swing for several weeks, with all of the classes filled and parents becoming involved in the activities of the Center. Other Center activities will begin in October. There will be club groups for school-aged children, the Mothers Morning Out with babysitting.
Craft classes will be active, and sewing class will again be offered on Tuesday with a teacher from Opportunity School. A hot dinner for Senior Citizens will be served each Monday noon beginning on Oct. 3.
Registration for these activi-
ties will begin on Sept. 30. If you wish to participate, drop by and sign up, or give us a call so that we can drop by to tell you more about our activities.
We are looking forward to an active, eventful year!
Auraria Community Center is one of three United Way Agencies serving our neighborhood. The Boys Club on 8th and Inca and Neighborhood House Child Care Center on 13th and Mariposa also are active with citizens of the neighborhood. The United Way Campaign is now in full swing. Your support of this campaign at your work or in the door-to-door campaign will help in the support of these agencies in our community.
Engineering Drafting School Awards Diplomas To Twenty-six
On Saturday evening, September 19th, Certificates of Completion were granted by the Engineering Drafting School, 846 Elati St., to 26 persons who have finished the required work in One or more phases of this West Side Schools technical training which is nationally recognized for its courses in drafting. Of this number, seven were Mexican-American.
Since the school usually holds this presentation of certificates only once a year, most of the graduates are already on the job.
The ceremony was presided over by Judge Roscoe Pyle of Jefferson County District Court, a member of the Board of Di-
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An inspirational talk was given the graduates by E. P. (Skipper) Mills, Educational Director of the Public Service Company of Colorado. Presentation of Certificates was performed by Miss Flora Dee Goforth, owner/director of the school.
Lincoln Park Club Presented With Youth Award
Presented to the club was the National Safety Councils Youth Award of Honor by Richard Ayers, managing director of the Colorado Safety Association. Involved in the anti-drug program which won the award are club members Eloy Gonzales, Eddie Sandoval and Gerald Gonzales. The Gonzales brothers are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Eloy Gonzales of 1351 Kalamath St. Eddie Sandoval is the son of Mrs. Agapita Sandoval, 1230 W. 10th Ave.
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Mariposa Health Station
This is the time of year that we see many more cases of colds, flu, strep throats and common minor respiratory illnesses. Even though most of them are mild, these are a problem because so many of us get them and they make people feel so uncomfortable for several days.
The most serious of these are flu and strep throats. A strep throat usually starts with a severe sore throat, headache, high fever and chills and often nausea and vomiting. If you notice any of these symptoms with a sore throat or if your sore throat takes more than a few days to go away, you should go to your doctor for a throat culture. A throat culture takes only a minute to perform and is the only way to be absolutely sure if it is a strep infection. If it is a strep throat, then it must be treated with penicillin or another antibiotic; otherwise it will probably make you much sicker and you may even get rheumatic fever, nephritis of the kidneys or scarlet fever.
This promises to be a mild year for flu. We are recommending the flu vaccines and shots only for those over 60 years of age or those people with serious chronic diseases.
The most annoying infections are the colds. These are caused by viruses. There are probably several hundred varieties which can give cold symptoms. We cant treat them the way we do strep. Penicillin has no effect on viruses so the best we can do is suggest antihistamines and decongestants or emicrVi syrups for the symptoms and aspirin for the fever and headache. Virus cold symptoms usually will disappear within four to seven days. Any cold in which the symptoms become more severe or persist may be something for you to see your doctor about to discover why it isnt getting tfetter.
One more thing, dont be surprised if your doctor gets a cold because he cant do anything about viruses either!
NYC Members Meet With LADS Group
On September 3, six members of the Neighborhood Youth Corps with Ken Morse met with the Inmate Counseling Committe at Canon City. There was a lot of good dialogue and a profitable time was had by all. This is one of the things that LADS is doing in relationship to the community.
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30 West Irvington Place or 17 Broadway (Rear) "on alley"
Hours 9:30 to 6:30 Monday through Saturday New & Surplus Retail Wholesale
Visit our other Store, 4341 W. Florida, Phone: 936-4815 If We Dont Have It, You Dont Need It!
Gilbert Martinez, new Director of the West Side Action Center.
Mexican Art Collection At Byers Library
Byers Neighborhood Library has added a fine art collection featuring Mexican art and artists. The art prints are framed ready to hang, and patrons may borrow them as they do books from the Library.
One print per adult borrowers card may be checked out for a period of three weeks. Since the collection is limited in size at this time the prints may not be renewed.
Library partons are responsible for damage to the prints, and in case the picture is overdue, the fine is 5c per day.
Byers Neighborhood Library expects to have a changing and growing collection of art prints for West Siders enjoyment.
Mexican Show At
Denver Public Library resumes its free fall and winter programming for children, young adults, and adults during the first week of October, and cultural or educational programs now will be held weekly through May. All programs are open to the public without charge.
Opening the fall schedule of programs will be Dances and Guitars of Mexico, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, at Ross-Barnum Branch Library, W. First Ave. and Lowell Blvd. The colorful program will be presented by the Flore-sitas de Fantasia Mexicana Club directed by Mrs. Agnes Romero. Talented six-year-old members of the group have appeared on stage and television; the teenage dancers feature Spanish and flamenco works.
Anne's Beauty Salon
SHIRLEY and JUNE
Haircuts and Permanents
Our Specialty SEPTEMBER SPECIAL
$20.00 Permanent for $12.50 Open 6 days a week.
971 Santa Fe
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. Bible Study & Prayer Service Wednesday7:30 p.m. Sunday evening meetings at 7:00 p.m.
Jesus said. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples If you love one another.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO THESE SERVICES
WEST SIDE YOUTH CENTER
Linda Mrachek, Technical Assistant, Daniel Trujillo, Center Director, Mike Delgado, Center staff member.
Youth in tutorial class, left to right, Leonard Vigil, Mrs. Mra-chek, Mike Williams, Charlie King, Mr. Truujillo and Epert Espinoza1.
New Hours and New Projects
The Westside Youth Center at 1438 Navajo Street, has announced new hours as of September 10. The Center will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily for the students convenience.
A new project being undertaken by the Center is the establishment of a tutorial program for area youths in the subjects of Math, English, and Spanish history and culture. Two-hour evening classes will be scheduled with instruction being given by volunteer teachers. Texts and basic reference books are to be provided so the students may undertake independent study; they will also be encouraged to bring high school texts and receive help with course work and assignments. Work and study sessions will supplement the teaching in all areas as the students needs die. tate. Free library cards will also be made available to those who are interested.
The Youth Center has hired a techniacl assistant, Mrs. Linda Mrachek, who will help write proposals for Center activities, do technical writing, and help coordinate the tutorial program as outlined above.
Chuy T.Y. Repair
Repair T.V/s, Combinations, Stereos, Record Players, Radios. Sell Parts.
Free Estimates. Reasonable Prices. Open Mon.-Sat.
9 a.m. 7 p.m.
851 Santa Fe Dr. 266-2891
A recent contribution was made by the Center to Denver Opportunity Arts and Crafts of $900 for the remainder of the year.
Six additional Youth Council members are needed for the Center anyone interested should contact the Westside Director, Daniel Trujillo, by calling 255-5493.
A recent work project involved contact with the Denver Police Department and the Boy Scouts Explorers for the purpose of assembling a Westside Youth Patrol.
Citizenship Week Assembly At School
On September 14, Father Joseph Torres opened Citizenship. Week with an assembly.
The program featured slides by Father Torres and 2 songs, Its Easy to be Heard and Special People. On September 22 a cultural assembly was presented featuring La Familia Mora-Arriaga.
is working as salesman at
DREILING MOTOR CO.
2111 W. Alameda 733-4695
Call or come in and see
Mr. Rocky Trujillo to trade
in or to purchase a used
Se Habla Espanol
September Back-to-School Specials
SCHOOL UNIFORMS... ...........$1.00
260 Bannock St^:; 733-9067
Pupils Work, Learn and Earn In New Program At Baker
Have you ever wished that you could earn school credit for what you learned away from school on the job? Well, now it is possible at Baker Junior High School.
The program is based on the theory that a student who is hesitant about learning in the traditional school setting wil learn more and find school more meaningful if he is actively involved in the learning process.
Training stations are the key. The teacher/eoordin-ator from the school sets up a training plan with an employer which outlines the general learning experiences that the student will have. Then the teacher/coordinator gears the related classroom instruction to the specific job requirements, ie. if the student worked in a grocery store, his arithmetic would deal with pricing, weights and measures, ratio and proportion, and money handling; his reading would possibly be from store literature, etc. This would be done to interest the student in learning the skills necessary for high school work.
The student earns two units of credit per year, five hours per semester, toward high school requirements. He is paid by his respective employers, and the wages range from $.75 to $1.60 per hour. Higher wages are earned according to the individual students performance.
National City Bank.
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99 South Broadway
Most of the students involved in the program are fourteen and fifteen years old, and as such, are restricted from many training opportunities. Some of the jobs that these students are allowed, by law, to participate in are: cashiering, selling, modeling, art work, advertising, window trimming, packaging, packing and shelving, office and clerical work including office machines, price marking, tagging and assembling orders, bagging and carry-out, errand and delivery work by foot, bi. cycle, or public transportation, custodial work, kitchen and restaurant work, courtesy service, washing cars, day-care center work, and tutoring (all of these have special provisions under the Child Labor Laws)).
Cooperative Occupational Education has been operating successfully in the Citys high schools for the past two years, and this is the first attempt to provide a similar program at the Junior High level.
The success of this necessary program depends upon training stations, and so far, the response from local businessmen.
Get-Acq u a I nted And Dedication At Fairmont
A get-acquainted time for parents and teachers of kindergarteners at Fairmont School will be held on September $0 at 7:30 p.m. in the kindergarten room. This will be chance for new parents to learn to know their childrens teachers and for the other parents to; renew acquaintances. ;
There will also be a short dedication for the new carpet in the kindergarten. Refreshments will be served. It is hoped that many parents will attend. Similar get-acquainted times will be held by grade levels for the rest of the school in the coming weeks.
has been quite positive, although many jobs are needed.
If you have, or know of any work opportunities for these students, but do not know if they would be restricted because of federal, state, or local child-labor provisions, please contact Marv Clemons, Teacher/Coord-inator, Baker Junior High from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The school phone number /is 222-9718.
Triduum in honor of St. Francis-
October 2, 3 & 4
Prayers, Mass & Confessions
8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Fri., Sat. and All Masses on Sun.
Sanday-8:00-9:1511:0012:15 Daily8:0012:15-5:15 Holiday7:008:0012:155:15
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
REGION OF MARY
Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass
NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.,
5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
NOVENA TO ST. JÂ§DE
Fridays at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
11th and Curtis Sts.
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SON A MARIA PEREZ
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Perez, of 56 Galapago became the parents of a baby girl on August 13, 1970.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Perez of 4975 Irving became parents on June 3, 1970.
Visiting Mrs. Fannie Ornelas of 1350 West 1st Avenue were Mrs. Pat Ornelas and her son Pat, Jr., who are from Florida.
Thank you to the young people who helped stuff the RECORDER last month. They were Rosemary Galvan, Elaine Hernandez, Leroy Martinez, John Sanchez and Yolanda Trujillo.
Newly enrolled at Baker Jr.
High is a former Little Miss Southwest Denver, Teri Hernandez. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Vigil of 435 Galapago.
July 16, Mrs. Olga Apple received word that her daughter, Louise E. Johnson had passed away quite suddenly at her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she and her family had lived for sometime. Louise, whose maiden name was Haller, was bom at 841 Galapago St., where her mother now resides.
She was married to Earl R. Johnson, September 26, 1936. Mr. Johnson was born and raised at 770 Galapago St. They both attended Elmwood, Baker and West 'High schools.
Besides her mother and husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carol Lou Barrett of San Diego and a son Gary of Albu-queque, a sister Lucile Ellis of Wheafridge and a granddaughter Christine Barrett.
Burial was at Fairmount Cemetery.
The West Side wishes to express their sympathy to Mrs. Apple in her time of sorrow.
Christian (Chris) Nielsen, age 19 of 1432 Navajo St. has been
The Committee to Elect Betty Benavidez invites you to attend a benefit dance -October 3rd from 8 P.M. to 1 A.M. at St. Joseph's Hall, 6th and Galapago. Tickets are $5.00 a couple.
Tony and the Antones Door Prizes
All the Beer You Can Drink T0D0S BIENVENIDOS
For information coll 623-0737 or 266-2665 or moil the coupon below with o check or money order to Committee to Elect Betty Benavidex, 1110 Moriposa.
COMMITTEE TO ELECT BETTY BENAVIDEZ
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in Vietnam about a year. Chris is aboard the U.S.S. Catskill (mine sweeper). He is the son of Mrs. Lucy Nielsen and brother of Bob, Billy, Penny and Gene Nielsen. Chris attended Greenlee, Baker and West High School. Billy also served in the Navy 3 years, he is home now.
North Lincoln Homes Maintenance foreman Toby Beatty has retired after an all total of 17 years with project homes. He is missed by Lincoln Home employes and residents.
Clemo Joseph Rodriquez of 936 Lipan St. passed away August 26. He was the husband of Frances Roderiquez, father of Denise, son of Clarence and Margaret Rodriquez; brother of Theresa Fortunate and Ernestine Rodriquez and Gloria Moreno. Requiem mass was at St. Cajetans Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Joe Gonzales went back to his native country, Puerto Rico to live. Joe lived at 1319 West 13th Ave. He is a former employee of Mariposa Health Center. For health reasons he left for Puerto Rico.
Mrs. Audrey Marsh, a former longtime resident of West
Denver passed away at Beth
Israel Hospital August 10. She is survived by children Elmer D. Marsh, Larry Marsh and Gwendolyn Nika. All are former Greenlee, Baker and West High students.
Mrs. Grace Dixon of 1036
Navajo St. is a new teachers
aide for Denver Public Schools Head Start Program (located at 1418 Navajo St.
Claude Marshall of 1319 W.
Babysitting Wanted; your home. Part time or full time. 777-437. _______
JARAMILLO'S SECOND HAND STORE
New Women's Gr Girls Shoes $1.88 Mixed Second Hand Clothes 15c Gr up Furniture, Toys and Dolls
821-25 Santa Fe Dr.
Fresh cut meats Quality groceries
Fresh fruits & vegetables Food Coupons Accepted
1301 SANTA FE DR. 825-9891
Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Sundays
Need o Windshield?
We install windshields at your home. We work with all insurance companies. Free pick-up and delivery service.
Complete Storm Door Service and Rescreening
Glass of All Types
45 W. 1st Ave.
13th St., passed away at the home in September. Mr. Marshall was 75 years old.
Mrs. Amanda Rivera* of 1132 West 9th Ave. has been visiting relatives in Greeley, Colo, and surrounding towns. Mrs. Rivera, age 79, used to be a farm girl and enjoys life on a farm.
Bill Watts is in Denver General Hospital and will be coming home soon. Bill lives at 1261 West 11th Ave.
Mr. Bill Arnold born on Sept. 4, 1876 celebrated his birthday with his family and close friends at his home 1318 Navajo St. Says Tex, as he prefers to be called, With the Lord nothing is impossible and always rememberdo unto others as you would have them do unto you.
A very special thank-you to the Sam Valdez family formerly of 208 Elati St. For almost a year they helped stuff the Recorder on a regular basis, usually doing about a third of the 6000 or so papers printed each month. Since they have moved out of the West Side they are no longer able to help and they are greatly missed. Perhaps some other family would like to volunteer to help out in this way one Saturday a month.
Quality Day Care For Area Children
The Metropolitan Denver Child Care Association is currently in the process of establishing Day Care throughout the Denver area.
The purpose of the MDOCA is to provide quality child day care for mothers who are going to school, working, or attending any type of job-training program. Also, the purpose of MDCCA is to provide quality child care at very little or no cost to the parents depending upon family income.
The MDCCA will' provide quality child care in three different ways. First, a Day Care Center to be located at 59 Elati Street; second, there will be In-Home care for children whose situation prefers that they re. main in the home; and third, there will be Day Care Homes where the child is cared for in a nearby home.
If you need quality Child Day Care call Gil Garcia at 355-1618. Or, if you are interested in being a Day Care mother and earning money in your own home call 355-1618 and ask for Gil Garcia for details. Or call our assistant at 222-8297 and ask for Mrs. Josephine Perez between 8 and 6.
BACK YARD SALE
OCTOBER 3-11 a.m. to ? ?
Westinghouse B. Gr W. T.V. Combination, Signature Frostless Refrigerator-Freezer, Bike Parts and Other Miscellaneous Items.
SANTA FE THEATER
974 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, Colo. 80204 892-0613 or 455-1698
9 Open Fridays & Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
Sundays 11:30 a.m.
4 Mexican Movies; Cartoons 9 Admission: Adults $1.25, Children with parents free, otherwise 25c.
9 Mexican Food Served.
9 The only Mexican Theater with a Wide-Giant Screen.
CASH in your funny incidents, jokes, short stories or any crazy thing that has happened to you.
Abel Gallegos Manager
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