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WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 7Number 6
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
October, 1970
These pictures show the pool p( water at Fifth Avenue and Elati Street. They were taken on October 12. The last rain had been two days before on October 10.
Funds Requested for New Building
Denver General Hospital is requesting $1,004,750 in city and Federal funds for construction of a new five story building. The new building would house a health assessment center and an alcoholism and drug addiction center.
The health assessment center part of the project would cost $472,375. It would provide facilities for thorough physical examinations on an assembly line basis. A patient would go through a series of testing areas in each of which he would be subjected to particular tests. In this way a patient could be tested for more things in a shorter period of time than is now possible.
The alcoholism and drug addiction portion of the new project would cost $532,375. It would provide forty beds for in-patient care: twenty-five for alcoholics, ten for juvenile drug users, and five for narcotics addicts. In addition to in-patient services the center would provide out-patient services for 1,000 alcoholics, addicts, and drug abusers per year as well as day treatment services for 500 patients per year. Counseling and emergency services would be provided.
Stumps of elm trees cut down along 13th Avenue beside Lincoln Park. See related story on this page. Also note cartoon on
Promises Not Always Kept
In February of this year Waldo Benavidez, Chairman of the West Side Improvement Association, showed Roger Olson, Assistant to Mayor McNichods, the pool that existed most of last winter at Fifth and Elati. At the time Olson said that he would have city crews fix the drains in the area right away. The pool, however, is still there.
Asked about the drainage problem on October 15, Mayors Assistant Olson said that in February he had instructed the Public Works Department to take care of the problem and that they had told him that the problem was solved. When the continued existence of the problem was brought to his attention tins month Olson said that he would see that the drains were fixed immediately.
Residents of the area report that there is also a drainage problem at Fifth and Fox. A problem that exixsted at Fifth and Inca has been corrected.
JUNKYARD IS MOVING OUT
The junkyard that has been operated at 814 Mariposa Street may soon be gone according to Ralph E. Livingston of the City Zoning Administration Office. According to Livingston, the property has been ordered cleared of used cars and automobile parts.
The operator of the junkyard, Tony Cisneros, was ordered to appear in County Court October 9, but he failed to answer the summons. The land on which Cisneros has been operating the junkyard is zoned R-2 which prohibits junkyards. R-2 is a residential zone for homes and small apartments.
In Cisneros* absence the owner of the property, Raymond Bartelson of 3055 So. Milwaukee Circle, was ordered to remove the cars and junk. Work now seems to have been started on cleaning up the areas, but as of October 18 there were still five cars and assorted auto parts on the lot. Hopefully, though, this dangerous eyesore will soon be gone.
West Side Losing Trees
The West Side is one of the areas that has been hardest hit by Denvers infestation of Dutch Ellm disease. Concentrations of trees with the disease have been located at Lincoln Park, Sunken Gardens, along Bannock in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue, and along A coma between Third and Fifth Avenues.
The Department of Parks and Recreation recently removed over thirty elms from Lincoln Park. According to City Forester, George S. Stadler, most of the trees that were removed (Continued on page 6)
ELMWOOD SCHOOL ONE OF FIVE TO BE REBUILT IN CITY
At its October 15 meeting te School Board unanimously voted to accept a staff recommendation that planning begin on five school projects including a new Elmwood and major addition at Fairmont.
The recommendation made to the Board by Assistant Superintendent Charles E. Armstrong was for immediate planning of four completely new schools and of a new wing at Fairmont. The new schools in addition to Elmwood would be in the Southeast, Southwest, and Montbello sections of Denver.
In recommending construction of a new Elmwood Dr. Armstrong said, Although the City Comprehensive Plan shows a change in land use from the present residential to commercial and industrial development, there will be a need for school facilities in the area for some time.* He added, If pupil membership in a -----------------------5
proposed new Elmwood School declines, other uses for the building can be made.
Concerning Fairmont, Dr. Armstrong recommened that the site be expanded and that additional classrooms and a lunchroom be constructed. Such an expansion of Fairmont would, he said, permit the abandonment of Alameda School at West Byers Place and Bannock Street.
The five projects for which planning will now begin should be ready for construction by 1972. The planning and construction sched-dule which the School Board adopted shows construction beginning on the Fairmont addition in January, 1972
with completion in December, 1972. The schedule for the new Elmwood shows construction beginning in February, 1972 with completion in September, 1973.
Only funds for planning and working drawings for these prefects will be budgeted until a year from now.
New Buildings: Montbello, Southwest, Southeast, and Southeast.
Replacements: Elmwood, Alcott* Berkeley.
Additions: Fairmont, Whittier.
Junior High School
New: Southwest.
Additions: Gove, Byers, Skinner.
Senior High School
Additions: East, West.
New Yield Lane Cancels Out [fleet Of New Light at Navajo and 13th
A truck using: the new no-stop right turn lane at Mariposa and 13th. This is directly in front pf the Mariposa Child Care Center.
A new pedestrian crosswalk and traffic light have been installed on 13th Avenue midway between O-sage and Marisposa. Down the block at the intersection of 13th and Mariposa a new traffic island has been installed making the eastbound right turn lane of 13th Avenue a yield lane.
The pedestrian crosswalk was installed at the request of neighborhood residents. A young boy, Armando Alvarez, 10, was killed at this location on October 30,1969. Many children from the
North Lincoln Park Homes cross 13th Avenue in this vicinity to get to Lincoln Park.
Unfortunately the added safety of the midblock pedestrian crossing is cancelled out by the increased .risk caused by the new traffic island at 13th and Mariposa. Children crossing 13th at Mariposa must now cross a lane of traffic that is never required to stop. In the past the traffic in what is now the yield lane had to stop when the light on 13th was red.


One hopes that the city will spare all of the trees that it can on the West Side, and replace those that it has to cut down. We would hate to think that the tree chopping was really just a preclude to street widening.
WEST SIDE RECORDER
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OUR POSITION
Juvenile Crime on the West Side
We of the Westside Action Ministry feel up against it. We have tried consistantly to support the community in its drive for greater independence and more communiy control. However in one major area things are not going well at all. There continues to be an increase in juvenile crimes in the area. Glue and paint sniffing, drug use, car stripping, car theft, and robbery are on the increase. Of course some of these things can be attributed to outside forces, yet we of the Action Ministry have seen numerous West Side youth involved in some of these activities, especially around West High.
Since the Recorder came out the last time, Mr. Pray, one of our advertisers, has been robbed twice. The first time the youthful thieves decided to kick him around a bit and the second time they took more than he makes in a week, which isnt really a very large sum. A West Side residents car was stolen and stripped by Sunken Gardens to the tune of $1400. A family home on Fox Street was entered in broad day light and ransacked of clothing, musical instruments, piggy banks, etc;. A Fairmont teachers car was stolen while he was teaching. A man and his wife were threatened with a gun in the hands of a youth who. was high on something while they were sitting on their porch. The young man was a complete stranger to them. The list could go on and on. Probably every person reading this, could add at least one item of their own knowledge that has happened in the last month.
The idea seems to be going around that if these things are done to an Anglo or a Chicano with money, its OK because it only costs the insurance company. First off we cannot condone stealing or harm to people or their property as ever being justified or right. It takes a very warped mind to think this way.
Second, anytime an insurance company has to pay out any money, it costs everyone, not just the rich or those who seem to be rich. It especially costs teenagers and young adults when they try to buy insurance. Third, this kind of thing hurts the whole West Side as it is a big factor in causing businesses and families to move out. If we really want our neighborhood to remain a residental area we are going to have to do something.
We are asking for help and suggestions from anyone who has any ideas about this problem. We are all going to have to work together to try and curb the increase in crime among youth in our neighborhood.
The Westside Action Ministry
Guest Editorial
In the last isue of the Recorder I was encouraging you to vote as Westsiders. I made the point that up to now as a section of the city you have a record of no voting. I also told you that by not voting you hurt yourselves and your families.
In my last guest editorial I gave you some examples of how you have hurt yourselves by not voting, and I promised to give you some more examples in this issue.
There is a very, very serious housing shortage in Denver and in all of the cities of America. Many, many people want housing. The city of Denver has the intention of building about 2,000 units of housing in the next few years. Unless the West Side gets people in positions of influence on the Denver Housing Authority staff not many of these units will benefit you.
The Denver Planning Board has much to do with how the city does things that work to your benefit or harm. The Denver Planning Board can hurt your families for years to come by making decisions now that dont take your needs into account. In fact, the Denver Planning Board is not taking your needs into account. And the reason is that there is not one person on the Board that represents the lower income groups; of course there is no person on that Board from the West Side.
The mayor decides who is on the Planning Board, and he always names people to that Board for reasons of politics or money. The people on the Board have political power or money power and usually both. The mayor does not appoint people to important Boards because they should be on boards in justice, but only because it is politically beneficial to him or economically beneficial to people who have power over him. This kind of injustice will never change until people like you gain political power, and you will not gain this power unless you vote.
A year or so back a vacancy was created on the City Council by the resignation of Mr. Keating. Many of us felt that the man named by the mayor to replace Keating should be a certain man who is very inclined to help the poor of areas like yours. McNichols named a man from North Denver, not because this was better for the city or for the poor, but because McNichols felt that Mr. Scavo has political power and could help McNichols later on. This sort of thing will continue to happen until you and your neighbors vote more.
I hope you vote on November 3, and if you are not registered to vote, I hope you register in time to vote in the elections next year. There is so much that is good and generous and noble about you. There is no lack of intelligence and goodness on the West Side. Please make it possible that your nobility and intelligence and goodness will be much more respected by this city. PLEASE BECOME POLITICALLY INFORMED, ALERT, AND ACTIVE.
Father Joseph Torres, J.S.
Vote Yes on Amendment No. 1
Charter Amendment No. 1 on the November 2 ballot provides for a $4 million bond issue to acquire the Denver Tramway Company. We believe that it is extremely important for the people of the West Side that this amendment be passed.
Many of the objections that were raised to the September 8 Tramway bond issue have been met. Mayor McNichols has agreed to acquire the bus company by condemnation and to hire an outside attorney to represent the city in the condemnation suit. These actions shotild mean that the city will pay the lowest possible price for the Tramway.
At the insistence of groups such as the League of Women Voters and the Capitol Hill Congress the Mayor has indicated that he will work vigorously ot lower fares and to increase service once the bus line is acquired. This commitment by the Mayor is the heart of the matter.
If the November 3 bond issue passes the Mayors upgrading of bus service should, we think, include immediate implementation of express service connecting Denvers poverty areas with the citys industrial areas. This proposal made in he Denver Home-to-Work Transportation Study seems to have recently taken a back seat to other proposals which would primarily benefit suburban commuters. These suburban-oriented proposals include the air cushion vehicle, the downtown mini-bus loop, and downtown fringe parking shuttle.
Without city ownership of the Tramway it would probable not be possible to implement a meaningful home-to-work express bus service for the citys poverty areas. Because purchase of the Tramway is a first step to obtaining this kind of service we strongly endorse Amendment No. 1.
Page 2WEST SIDE RECORDER, October, 1970


OUR POSITION
MINI PARK STILL NEEDED
The city has dropped plans to acquire the southeast corner of Fourth and Elati for a mini-park. The city had budgeted $30,000 this year for land and development cost of a Vi acre park at this location.
A condemnation suit brought by the city against the owner of the property, the Denver Tramway Credit Union, was dismissed on June 3rd at the request of the city. The city was unwilling to pay the price that it appeared likely that the judge would set.
According to Edgar Johnson, Parks Planner for the Department of Parks and Recreation, the city may now try to buy the five vacant lots on the northeast corner of Fourth and Galapago for a mini-park. A mini-park is usually a play area for young children no larger than four or five lots (one half acre) in size.
The area south of Sixth Avenue has long been recognized as having a serious shortage of parks. A study done by the Denver Planning Office in 1967 showed that this area needed 22.1 acres of new park and play space.
22.1 acres is an area about one and a half times the size of Lincoln Park. West Side park employees this year submitted a budget request to the Department of Parks and Recreation for $500,000 for development of a park area comparable to Lincoln Pask, south of 6th Avenue. This request was not approved by the parks department.
DENVER GENERAL TRIES TO EXPAND
Although the West Side has its share of alcoholics and drug users, we have serious doubts about the wisdom of building a city-wide alcoholic and drug treatment center at Denver General Hopital. It seems quite possible that a revolving door situation could develop at such a center.
Alcoholics and drug users who come to the center from all over the city might, after being treated, check out to hotels and boarding houses in or near the West Side. After taking up residence in the neighborhood they might, as frequently happens, relapse and return to the center and so on, in and out.
Such a situation would not be good either for the patients or for the neighborhood. For this reason, it would seem much healthier both for the patients and for the neighborhood if alcoholic and drug treatment facilities were dispersed throughout the city.
BURKE PUTS OFF WEST SIDERS
Have you tried to contact Councilman Burke lately? Well, I havewith no results. As some of you may be aware, the intersection at 9th and Galapago is a dangerous one, es-specially during the afternoon school hours. The Denver Inner City Parish has small children and parents crossing that intersection constantly; and when they do so, it is in fear, of the driving conditions. The Parish requested a traffic light from the city, but Mr. Burke recommended clearing the view and placing larger stop signs. At that time, he indicated that it would take two weeks, and for sure by the end of the summer. Those two weeks started at the beginning of the summer. I havent been able to reach Mr. Burke; and if he has tried to contact me, he has failed. The fact remains we need something done at this intersection.
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Thank You Mr. Cantu
Anyone who has ever expressed his feelings on paper knows how gratifying it is to receive a response, of any kind. When one writes for a neighborhood newspaper it is doubly rewarding to know that something good has happened because of an article in the paper. It is a pleasure shared by the whole staff regardless of who wrote the particular article. In response to the editorial last month on Are Chicanos Dumb? Rudy Cantu of Cantu Decorating went to the particular businessman who had had an unpleasant sign painted on his wall, and offered to paint the wall for him free of charge. The West Side owes a large vote of thanks to Mr. Cantu for his act of faith in our community. This is the kind of person that makes the community worth living in. This kind of act does much to restore our faith in mankind.
Thank you, Mr. Cantu.
WSI'4 Elects Dist. Directors
It is that time of the year when the West Side Improvement Association elects district directors again. The Improvement Association is very important to the West Side. We hope many of you will go to the district meetings to voice your concerns and vote for district directors. The following districts have set the following dates for their elections. Everyone who lives in the district is invited to come and vote. You do not have to be a registered voter to vote. You do have to be willing to pay one doUar for a years membership in the Association (Sept. 79-Sept. 71) to vote.
District 48th and 12th and Santa Fe Dr. to Mariposa2 p.m. Sunday, November 1 at 1110 Mariposa.
District 55th to 8th and Broadway to Elati3 p.m. November 1 at First Mennonite church youth center, 9th and Elati.
District 65th to 8th and Santa Fe to railroad tracks4 p.m. Sunday, November 1 at 638 Kalamath St.
District 83rd to 5th and Elati to the tracks7 p.m. November 2 at Wesley Methodist church, 5th and Galapago St.
District 10-Ellsworth to 3rd and Elati to the tracks 4 p. m. November 1 at 64 Fqx St.
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| FATHER TORRES |
We would like to thank Father Torres for the fine 5 E editorials that he has written for us last month and this = 5 month. It makes us feel good to know that a man of = = Father Torres stature take time to share his concerns §j = and ideas with tht paper and with Westsiders.
| W.S.LA. |
= The West Side Improvement Association has serv- E = ed the area for a long time. All of the directors are do- jjjj E ing their job for free. They work at improving the E S West Side because they feel it is worthwhile, not be- = £ cause they get paid. They need your support at their § S district meetings that are noted elsewhere in the pap- = E er. You can best support these loyal and hardworking S E people by going to the district meeting in your area, = E and by paying one dollar to enroll your entire family E E in the Association for a year. E
E SANTA FE THEATER |
E The Santa Fe Theater has been serving the com- E E munity well the past few months under the manage- S E ment of Abel Gallegos. One wonders why all at once £ = the city has decided to condemn the heating and check £ = out the rest of the building. One also wonders if it is E § related to the fact that our old friend Charles Yeager £ E has refused to give Mr. Gallegos a reasonable contract. E E You dont suppose Charlie wants it back for some rea- = E son do you? =
I Jim Hall |
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LADS Ask for Chicano History
About three months ago, the Latin American Development Society, a self-help group at the Colorado State Penitentiary, held a educational awareness seminar. Some 25 to 30 educators were invited to discuss different topics concerning the failure of the educational system. Most of the discussion centered around the high school drop-out situation and the differences in attitude regarding the application of educational measures to people of different races and social position.
Many of the educators who attended wanted to know where exactly it was that they. had failed us, the convict population. And also where they were failing the younger generation of today.
There were many answers given. The Mexican Americans or Chicanos felt that the sy-
stem had failed them in that all that they had ever been taught was based on Anglo philosophy. And that very little, if anything at all, with the exception of certain derogatory references, had been taught them about their culture.
Many of the men who spoke in reference to these things felt that as a direct result of this one sided procedure they were robbed or deprived of their identity as Chicanos. The same feelings were expressed by the Blacks who were there and many Whites, including the educators, who admitted to having been ignorantly victimized by the system.
The educators wanted to know just exactly what it might be that they could do to change the system -for the sake of e-qualizing the avenues of education for all classes of people of America.
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The third grade classes and a several others at Fairmont School have made trips to Bala-rat. Balarat is a piece of mountain property owned by Denver Public Schools and used as an outdoor classroom in environmental studies. The following report is the result of discussion in Room 212 about their trip. Mrs. Webb wrote down the things the children remembered about the trip. The pictures are of the class in Room 213 on their trip. Mr. Van Trees is the teacher of that room.
In the mountains north of Boulder is a large amount of land which was given to the Denver Pubic Schools. It is near where the town of Balarat once was. The name Balarat means a place to camp.*
We left Fairmont School at 9:00 a.m. on a big school bus. On the bus, we sang songs, listened to music, looked out the windows and talked about things that we saw.
As we left our neighborhood, we soon saw the Denver skyline and the industrial section.
North of Boulder, the bus stopped so we could all watch the prairie dogs in their village.
We watched the stream as we went up Left Hand Canyon. We looked a*t the hills and saw that the colors of the plants were changing. We looked at the different kinds of plants that were
Fairmont Classes Visit Balarat
Pupils learn about life in the pond at Balarat and examine a large ant hill along the trail.
growing. Some of the boys and girls counted to see how many old mine shafts they could see.
We passed a big mine, and then started up a steep hill. We were all a little scared because Balarat Hill has such sharp turns and sheer cliffs.
And then we were out of the bus and at Balarat! It was a beautiful blue and gold day, just warm enough to not even need a sweater.
We walked along a trail until it was time to eat lunch, then walked a while longer before it was time to take another trail to go back to the bus.
As we walked along the trail, we saw many things. We saw, touched, and smelled the yellow sap of the pine trees. Around
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us there were patches of snow. We didnt pay much attention to the snow, however, as we wanted to see what kind of things grow at Balarat. We looked at the bark of the pine tree and felt it, seeing that it was rougher looking and feeling, and darker in color than the white, saw that some bark of the trees had been damaged by porcupines. Already the leaves of the aspen were beginning to turn to gold, and when we looked at a distant mountain, we could see patches of yellow in the green of the evergreen trees.
On the trail was an ant hill almost three feet high, and we watched the ants busily at work, some carrying loads that were much bigger than they were. We looked at plants through magnifying glasses to see how they were different from other plants. We looked for the seeds of the plants. When we came to a mountain stream, we saw that the grass was much taller near the stream than farther way.
We washed our hands in the stream and found that the water was very cold. We stayed a bit to watch the water bugs, then jumped across to the other side. When we landed on the 'other side, we discovered that our feet were almost sinking in water, although so much grass was growing that we had thought it must be solid land. We learn-
ed that this kind of land is called marshy or swampy land.
There were many pretty rocks that we would like to have taken home. Some rocks had moss and lichen growing on them. What we thought might be a big, white rock, we discovered was a salt lick for animals, and decided that animals must need more salt than they get in their food, so more had been put out for them.
We saw the hluejays and heard many birds chattering. We listened to the sounds of grasshoppers as they leaped through the air.
We looked at a tree stump and saw that it had rings and were told we could count the age of the tree by counting the rings, and could also tell which years the tree grew the fastest by how far from one ring the next ring was.
We saw a tree was decaying and returning to soil. We saw a deep gully where someone had thought they could find uranium and had dug out many rocks, piling them to one end of the gully. Part of the rocks had crumbled, making soil, and more dirt had blown into the pile of rocks, and so the rocks had many plants growing on them.
On the way back to the bus we were tired and ready to sit down for a while. As we sat on the bus listening to the music, we took away from Balarat only what we were supposed to our memories.
Third GradeRoom 212 Fairmont School
Dinner tastes pretty good after a long hike on the trail.
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If Im going to live in a community, Im going to be part of it and do my share to make it a good community.
These are the words of Pete Candelaria, a longtime West Side resident,
Pete spends about as much time on the phone as he does going to meetings. However he jokingly informed the photographer that he doesnt even know how to use the machine.
Pete and Mary Candelaria
Pete and Mary discuss a political issue before leaving for another meeting.
for the past fifteen years and at their present address for six years, when asked if they would move out, Pete said he had thought about moving after the children were grown, but didnt know if he could now.
Mary shook her head and added, This is my home.
Their children are Shirley, married and living in Ohio; Pete who is married and lives on the West Side; Bill, Bob, John and Roberta, all at home. They have one grandchild, also Pete.
The West Side Recorder hopes that residents of the community will follow the example of the Candelarias and become Involved in any of the organizations working toward the improvement of the area. It is to their benefit to do so.
whose actions match his words. He is active on the West Side and working for the improvement of the area, but he wishes more residents would pitch in and help.
The people are responsible for the loss of bui-nesses on Santa Fe, he said, and if they arent interested in saving the community, well lose the schools, the churches and finally the whole community.
You have to do business in your community to keep the businesses, he believes, and so it goes with the churches and schools. You have to support them.
Pete lives with his wife, Mary, and four of their six children in a beautifully-kept home at 231 Galapago St., which they are buying. He also feels strongly that keeping up your property and improving it is much as you can helps the whole block, and then the whole area.
I think this house was condemned at one time, he said.
The Candelarias activities center around St. Josephs Church. Pete is president of the Parish Council and chairman of Bingo and the bazaars. Mary helps with the Bingo on Monday nights, but says she is not as involved now as when her children were in school.
All graduated from St. Joseph High School, except Roberta who is a junior.
They also are active in Democratic Party politics. He is a
precinct committeeman and Mary, a committeewoman. I want to know who is running my government, he explained.
Pete is a member of the West Side Coalition and an officer of his union at Gates Rubber Company where he is employed as an electrician.
He has meetings almost nightly during the week and often more than one a night. His main concern is the lack of participation of people in the community. This he feels is a major problem of the West Side.
Some of us have to play more of a part until more people will become involved, he said, but the results make it worthwhile.
As long as Im helping the community, Ill continue to do What I do.
Residents of the West Side
Mr. and Mrs. Candalaria pose with a part of their family. Mary holds her grandson, Pete in. Pete Jr. is at the track in the check ered shirt. Roberta and John stand behind their parents.
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Activities At Auraria
There are several new part-time staff persons at Auraria who will 'be working with small groups of youngsters and/or teens. The neighborhood is also a popular place for college students to learn first-hand about some of the material they get in class. At times other individuals also wish to organize and work with small groups.
Parents should always obtain the names of individuals who are asking for their childrens participation In dub activities of any sort The should obtain also the organization and/or agency the individual is working for. A quick phone call to the organization can verify the persons employment. Such information may save later concern if the child is late returning home or if a parent needs to contact the child in an emergency. The parent also can obtain information about special trips and outings and generally more.
Mothers Morning Out is now meeting on Tuesday from 9-12 and Adult Sewing Class on Thursday from 9-11:30. Mothers Morning Out indudes a variety of activities induding pottery, weaving, woodshop, and social izing with friends. The sewing class, taught by Mrs. Cyboren will deal with basic sewing skills enabling adults to make dothes they wish with help from the teacher. Baby-sitting is provided for both activities and interested persons can come to the Center on the day the activities meets.
Club groups for youngsters and teens are underway at Auraria. There are openings for additional dub members. Youngsters and teens, not younger than first grade, are invited to register at the Center.
The SAMS (Serve a Meal to Seniors) program operates every Monday at Auraria at 12:30. For 60 cents persons 55 and over can eat a hot lunch.
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RECORDER STAFF
Jerry Garcia, youth director of the Inner City Parish for the past three and one-half years, joined the Recorder staff last summer as a reporter-photographer.
A graduate of West High School in 1969 Jerrys main interest is working with the students from Baker and West He attends Community Collage where he is taking sociology. He also is a board member of the West Side Coalition.
Jerry and his wife, Becky, live at 861 Galapago St
New Business Opens On Santa Fe Drive
Chuys TV Repair at 851 Santa Fe Drive has been open for business for about 2 months. Mr. Jesus Ayala is the manager. Mr. Ayala, a native of Mexico, has 14 years of experience. He lives on the West Side and has worked in this area for 5 years. He repairs TVs radios, including car radios, record players and combinations. He also sells tubes, cartridges, and phonograph needles.
Mr. Ayala is also an accomplished musician who leads a trio called the Trio Los Uni-cos".
West Side Action Center News
Taking orders from Mrs. Fre-quez of 1209 Lipan St and Phy-lis Mares of 939 Lipan St is Gilbert Tafoya, Neighborhood Representative of the West Side Action Center. Area residents find that food such as pork cuts, eggs, milk and cheese cost less through a buying club. The club hopes to have canned goods a-vailable soon for its members. Orders for food may be obtained by calling the Action Center at 534-4151 or by going to the Action Center at 13th and Santa Fe. The club holds meetings every Thursday morning at 10 a. m. They are working on starting a co-operative store sometime in the future If possible.
New Positions
The West Side Action Center lost three of its staff members since the last issue of the Recorder. Carmen Lucero resigned and Rose Martinez and Chuck Espinoza long-time neighborhood repstransferred to the Southwest Action Center, where they will be working. This creates three vacancies on staff. If no one presently employed by Denver Opportunity -applies for the positions, it will be necessary to publish the announcement out-of-house, at which time any interested person in the community may apply. One of the requirements is that the applicant must reside in the West Side target community. We wish good luck and success to Rose and Chuck and wish to offer our thanks for their past efforts on behalf of the community. Three CEP trainees are working with the Action CenterLeo Lucero, Marcella McAbee and Tom Marquez. We also wish to recognize Juanita Lopez, a most welcome volunteer student from the University of Northern Colorado.
Fund Raising Dance
On October 17th, a party-dance was held at St. Cajetans to attempt to set up an emergency fund in order to provide some immediate needs for per-
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sons without funds of any kind and need for food immediately. The lack of support for this effort will result in a very small amount of money being available, if indeed any money at all.
New Director
In last months issue of the Recorder, there appeared a picture of Gilbert Martinez, with caption announcing him as the new Director of the Westside Action Center. Through no fault of the Recorder, no story accompanied the picture on the background of this man, though many in the community knew him in connection with Centao Cultural, as he was its first Director.
For those who might not know, Gilbert Martinez was born in Silt, Colorado, in 1926, the ninth of eleven children. His occupational background includes the beet fields of Western Colorado, the potato fields of the San Luis Valley, the pickle and tomato fields of Weld and Adams Counties, and the lettuce fields of Taponas, Colorado. He worked for the D & RG Railroad as a section hand and night watchman. He went to work for Armour & Company in 1942, when he first came to Denver. He served 34 months in the Pacific, returning in 1946 to settle here in Denver. He worked in the packing house industry until 1961, when he was elected business representative for the Butchers Union, Local No. 641. He became president of the group in 1964 and held that position until 1967. He has been a counselor of the Lookout Mountain School for Boys, was the first Inner-City Program Director for the metro YMCA, leaving there to take the directorship of Centro Cultural, where he remained for 13 months.
As Director of the West Side Action Center, he hopes to be able to implement the type of programs which might create a long-range impact in the community. He supports the idea of economic development and of cooperative endeavors. Gil is concerned with the fact that most businessmen do not live in West Denverat the end of each day, the -money spent by the residents is taken out of the community. It is his hope that the community might get together and support the buying clubs idea and that it will grow into a cooperativeowned, run, and controlled by the people of the community.
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School Budget Needs To Be Questioned
The 1971 school budget, now being considered by the Denver School Board, would make these changes: one less teacher at Juvenile Hall, no elementary counselors in our area, much less social service time available, no dentists and fewer dental hyg-enists, one less counselor for Denver Boys Inc. The school community relations staff has been cut in half. Most of these items are not included in the six percent budget increase limitation. Action on the budget will be taken on Nevember 19. Call the school board members; let them know your ideas. Call your principal and let him know your ideas on these changes. Attend the next budget hearing on October 29 at the School Administration office. Your action now may make a difference.
PTA To Sponsor Discussion on Family
Three Get-Acquainted nights for different grade levels at Fairmont School were held in October. Each was well attended by parents and teachers. In November, Mr. Tim Duran, lia-son person for Denver Public Schools and the Juvenile Court will spend an informal evening of discussion with parents and teachers in the Fairmont gym. His subject will be on the role of the family and its members, but there will be time for questions and discussion on other subjects that those present would like to talk about Wednesday, November 11, at 7:30 p-m. is the date. Plan now to attend with your thoughts and questions.
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(Continued from page 1) were diseased. The non-diseased trees that were removed were, he said, trees that had been seriously weakened by storm and other damage. Weakened trees and dead elm wood make ideal breeding places for the beetles that carry Dutch Elm disease.
The heaviest tree cutting in Lincoln Park occurred at the south along 11th Avenue and at the north along 13th Avenue. Along 13th Avenue an entire row of elms was removed. The trees along 13th Avenue had, Mr. Stadler said, been weakened not only by last Octobers storm damage but also by heavy pruning that has been done to keep the branches out of the high voltage power lines along that street.
Mr. Stadler said that the city hoped to be able to replace the trees in Lincoln Park next spring. The replacements, he said, would probably be little leaf lindens. The new trees will be small when planted and will require great care and protection in order to survive.
At present there is no cure for Dutch Elm disease. However, various tree care and precautionary programs can be used to reduce the disease rate to as much as one eighth of what it would otherwise be. One of the most important of these measures is the elimination of dead and unhealthy elm wood in which elm bark beetles are likely to breed.
Persons desiring specific information about ways to recognize and control Dutch Elm disease should call Dr. James R. Feucht, Colorado State University Extension Horticulturist at 355-8306, or George S. Stadler, City Forester at 297-2571.


VIKKI CARR TO SING FOR Gl FORUM BENEFIT OCT.31
Miss Frances Garcias first grade class at Elmwood Elementary School is one of Denvers bilingual education classes surveyed in KBTVs The People of Aztlan special on (Saturday, October 31 at 6 p.m. on Channel 9.
"The People of
KBTV, Channel 9, will present a thirty-minute color special The People of Atzlan, Saturday, October 31, at 6:00 p.m. Joe Herrera, a student in Metropolitan State Colleges Department of Hispanic Studies, will narrate the program.
Oentro-Culturals fine art program, the Good American Organizations housing projects, the University of Denvers Summer Law Preparatory in con-
New Administrator Of RPDI Gives Press Statement
Ralph B. George has been appointed the new Resident Administrator of Resident Participation of Denver, Incorporated. The following is a news release by Mr. George and one by Mr. Lauren Watson who was acting resident administrator before Mr. Georges appointment.
MR. GEORGE:
I would first like to express my gratitude for the trust shown me by the RPDI Board of Directors in selecting me to head their program beginning November 1, 1970. I solicit the support of all participating citizens of RPDI and all the citizens and organizations in the Denver metropolitan area.
I am acutely aware of the problems with which RPDI is faced that are not necesarily of its own making. I appeal to those citizens, who support the efforts of target area residents to improve their lot and thereby improve the total community, to lend their support to the continuation of this project.
It is the aim of the resident organization and most certainly of myself that the residents do maintain meaningful input in plans and programs that affect their lives. It is toward this goal that I will direct all of my energies.
MR. WATSON:
I am fully and wholeheartedly in agreement with the RPDI Boards selection of Ralph George to be the permanent director of RPDI to serve after November 1, 1970. I sincerely appreciate the support that has been given me and I am asking for the same support to be forged together with my support for Ralph George when he assumes the position of Resident Administrator on Novem-bsr S*
Aztlan" on TV
junction with the Mexican-Am-erican and the Colorado Association, United Latin American Business Association, and the Colorado Economic Development Association are all organizations included in the special program.
The Bi-Lingual programs at Byers Junior High School and Elmwood Elementary are also included.
Classes Open in Adult Education
Day and night for the past month students have been attending classes in one of the three centers operated by the Adult Education Tutorial Program. During the week of the 12th of October the Mobile Unit known as the DESK, which is a classroom on wheels, began making its regular stops. Presently there are about 320 students enrolled in the different centers. The main purpose of the program is to tutor students to pass the GED and create an environment which makes learning an interesting and enjoyable experience. We also have classes in which those that speak Spanish may learn English. Also during the day and night we 'have classes in math, English, science, social studies and literature. The program is free to all who attend and the only qualification is that one be over the age of 18.
The location of the three centers is as follows: St. Elizabeth at 1040 11th St., St. Rose of Lima at 1345 W. Dakota and the Community Education Center at 4660 Pearl. For information about the centers one may call 255-7759 or 255-2918. The Mobile Unit at present stops at the West Side Health Center on Mondays between 9:30 and 11:30 and on Wednesday between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
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MayOutstanding Boy of the Month, Gerald Gonzales, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eloy Gonzales, 1351 Kalamath St.; Game Room, George Lancaster, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lancaster, 852 Fox St.; Shop, Vencento Compos, 11, son of Mrs. Manu-leta Compos, 639 Santa Fe Dr.
JuneOutstanding Boy of the Month, Robert Torres, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Arvello, 776 Inca; Game Room, Albert Galagos, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Galagos, 837 Galapago St.; Shop, Eamey Compos, 12, son of Mrs. Manuleta Compos, 639 Santa Fe Dr.
JulyOutstanding Boy of the Month, Mike Torres, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Torres, 766 Inca St.; Gym, Edward Gonzales, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eloy Gonzales, 1351 Kalamath St.; Game Room, Clay Barros, 9, 6on of Mrs. Rose Barros, 1217 W. Tenth Ave.; Shop, Edward Torres, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Torres, 766 Inca St.
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The tremendously popular singing Itar, Vikki Carr, will appear in Denver October 31 at City Auditorium in a special benefit performance in behalf of the American G. I. Forum. Tickets are now on sale at the May D & F box office and other locations. To locate the nearest ticket office near you call 936-8236.
The American G. I. Forum, for several years, has needed a meeting hall that would serve not only the Veterans Group itself, but the community as well. Forum officers, who have designed the gala Evening With Vikki Carr states that the proceeds will be used to begin a building fund.
Vikki Carr was bom in El Paso, Texas as Florencia Bi-senta de Casillas Martinez Cor-dona. She is the eldest of seven children of Carlos Cardona, a construction engineer. She grew up in Rosemead, California, in the San Gabriel Valley. She made her debut at four, singing Adeste Fidelis in Latin at a Christmas program. In High School she signed up for all available music courses, plus taking leading roles in the schools musical productions. Thus, she began working with week-end bands until graduation when she was offered the soloists spot with the Pepe Callahan Mexican-Irish Band. She opened as Carlita at the Chi-Chi Club in Palm Springs and traveled later to Reno, Las
Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Hawaii.
My fattier taught me business my mother cooking, she says. Some people feel I should open a restaurant with that combination.
Vikki has guest starred on every major network variety show including Carol Burnett, Tom Jones, Dean Martin, Ed Sullivan, Hollywood Palace, Jackie Gleason, Smothers Brothers, Jim Nabors and Johnny Carson.
A singei who plays to sellout crowds everywhere, is also a proven best seller on records. Her list of hits includes the singles, With Pen in Hand, It must Be Him, Shell Be There and Dont Break My Pretty Balloon, also her best selling albums. At one point, Vikki managed the next to impossible, by having, simultaneously, two albums and two singles among the nations top 100 records.
PTA Officers Elected
P.T.A. Officers have been e-lected at Greenlee School They are President, Mrs. Fran Garcia, 1263 Santa Fe Drive; 1st Vice President, Mrs. Marie H. Metz, Greenlee School; 2nd Vice President, Mrs. Mary Medina, 1057 Kalamath Street; Secretary, Mrs. Sadie Marquez, 1263 Santa Fe Drive; Treasurer, Mrs. Genevieve Viduya, 1276 W. 10th Avenue; Historian, Mrs. Joan Finch, 1065 Kalamath Street.
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Neighborhood Notes
Steve Johnson of 861 Galapa-go St. went to Chicago on Oct. 16 to lecture at Geneva Methodist Church in hopes of obtaining donations which he can use on the West Side. Steve attends Iliff Theological School and still needs a year of study to become an ordained minister. He is also a staff member at Inner City Parish.
Mary Quintana of the National Welfare Rights Organization and the chairman of its West
Side group has been busy going back and forth to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Quintana lives at 1031 West Seventh Ave. and can be reached at 255-5763.
Michael and Carla Maestes of 410 Delaware St. became the parents of a baby boy, Michael Jr., on Oct 13.
John Brandin and Lucille Marino were married by the Justice of Peace on Sept. 1. They are living at 617 Delaware. Congratulations!
Mrs. Vi Heiser, long-time friend of West Siders and worker at Inner Ctiy Parish had surgery at Swedish Hospital. Her friends from the Parish sent her flowers and cards. She is home now and doing well.
Joe Vigil of 1116 Inca St. will be going to Trinidad on October 24 to visit relatives and to hunt.
Mrs. Lillian Martinez, wife of Cleto Martinez had surgery on Sept. 30. They live at 115 Gala-pago St
Carlos and Gloria Vallejo of 1032 Osage, are the parents of a new son, Carlos Mario, bom August 5, 1970.
Sal Herrera Appointed New Director at Centro Cultural
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Salazar of 256 Elati became parents of a daughter, Jean, on October 11, at 2:11 a.m.
Timothy Lucero, son of Mrs. Cornelia Lucero of 208 Elati St. underwent an emergency appendectomy the first part of September. Consequently he missed the first weeks of school. Timmy is doing all right now and is back to school.
A belated thank-you to Louis and Eugene Fehr who helped assemble the Recorder in August. Their names were mistakenly ommitted from last months list.
Mrs. Oscar Clinton of 255 Fox St. has just returned from a 5-week visit with relatives in Michigan. Mrs. Clinton went by plane for the first time and she says she really enjoyed the flight.
Ray Espinoza, a Colorado native and Denver resident, is a graduate of a local art school and has studied art at the Opportunity School He is a teacher at Denver Community College where he instructs in Basic Drawing and Art Appreciation.
His art work is presented in collections throughout the south west and in several other stat. es. He has had many one-man shows and current works are exhibited in Denver, Taos, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and California.
Espinoza works in all mediums and is a commercial artist as well. He is presently working with the Group Los-5-Diamonds, Colorados own recording artists who record Espinozas music in Spanish.
He also enjoys doing three-dimensional art and likes to draw people. Some of his realistic paintings accentuate strong ehtnic overtones.
Mr. Sal Herrera is a native of St. Gabriel, California. His parents were immigrants from Mexico. He grew up in El Paso, Texas where he received his elementary and high school education. While he was in high school he lost his father, had to go to work picking cotton to help support the rest of the family of 7 brothers and sisters. iHe finished high school by going to night dasses.
He worked as a ranch hand and a seasonal lettuce picker until he had accumulated enough money to head east for college. During his first year of college he went to Mexico for a short visit and ended up staying long enough to get married.
After his second year of studies Mr. Herrera derided to leave school in order to support his growing family. In the
Bom in Walsenburg, Mr. Espinoza has had his share of farm worklaboring in the vegetable fields, picking pota. toes and hoeing.
He is presently working on a study of the Federal Food Stamp Program, one which he feels is in need of improvement. He is also working for the allocation of funds to train more commercial and fine artists to help the people of the community. He endeavors to help his people by encouraging many other Chicano artists who can create a better awareness of Mexicano culture and history.
Some of his paintings are on display at Centro Cultural and various other places in the Westside.
Mr. Espinoza may be seen at the Denver Opportunity Youth Center at 1448 Navajo or may be phoned at 255-5493.
years that followed he commuted back and forth between Mexico and United States. He comes to Denver from Salt Lake City, Utah where he was president of the Mexican Civic Center for 3Vz years. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano of Utah under the auspices of the University of Utah.
Mr. Herrera became acquainted with the West Side Community after making a visit to Centro Cultural. He became very interested in Centro Cultural and offered his services to the board of that institution. He has been appointed Executive Director of Centro Cultural and hopes to make it a center of interest and pride on the West Side.
Mr. Herrera says I have always been able to get along with people and I want the opportunity to meet and be able to know the community as a whole. I want you the people to know that the doors to Centro are always open for YOU.
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Left to right: Mr. Rosales, Mr. Barnes, Mrs. Benavidez, Mr. Hogan, Mr. Grant, and Mr. McFarland.
The Committee to Elect Betty Benavidez held a grand opening of their West Denver Democratic headquarters. Pictures were taken and coffee and doughnuts were served. The function was well attended by neighborhood residents. Democratic candidates who attended besides Mrs. Benavidez, who is running for State Representative for District Seven were Mark Hogan (Governor), Charles Grant (Lt. Governor), J. D. McFarland, (Attorney General), John Rosales (Secretary of State), Craig Barnes (for Congress).
The Headquarters will be in operation from 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p.m. at 811 Santa
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If any area resident is in need of information or help such as in voting; transportation, to and from home; voting machine procedures; or information on democratic candidates, please call 893-0598 or 893-0590.
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