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Volume 7Number 7
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
November, 1970
Free Draft Counseling For West Side Youth
Broadway Must NOT Become Skid Row
Is this what we want on Broadwayadult movies and empty stores?
A draft age young man has two choices in regard to his military duty. He must either go into the military or go to jail. Right? WRONG!
In all too many instances this is the common assumption held by those (and this includes almost all of us) who have little or no knowledge of The Selective Service System and the basic rights and freedoms guaranteed under the law. Therefore, it is essential before a man enlists in the Armed Services or before he allows himself to be drafted that he knows his rights and the options available to him.
Because of this need, the Denver chapter of Catholics for a Better Society has sponsored a team of competent and well trained draft counselors to help draft eligible young men know exactly how they stand in relation to the Selective Service System. It is their objective to provide complete and as up to date as possible information regarding the Selective Service System.
These counselors freely provide current facts on regulations, deferments, appeals, classifications, court decisions, the lottery, conscientious objection, physical and mental standards and other information concerning the draft. It is their belief that all men subject to the draft should have the fullest understanding of his rights and obligations if he is to have any degree of control over his own life.
Selective Service regula-misleading, and often difficult, to understand. By providing this service, draft age men might well be more equiped to decide which path he would most want to take.
Draft counseling is now available to everyone in the
West Side community; free of charge. Counseling services are presently offered on a temporary basis at the Center. Hopefully, one or West Side Youth Center and at the North Side Community more permanent counseling offices will open on the West and Northwest sides of Denver within a month or two.
Anyone interested in individual counseling, or any group, club or organization interested in having these counselors speak at a meeting is urged to call First Mennonite Church at 892-1038; or to contact Rev. Bill Sulzman at 322-7706 or 825-1974.
Father Torres Appointed To Planning Board
Mayor McNichols has appointed Father Joseph Torres to serve on the Denver Planning Board. Father Torres, who is assistant to Archbishop Casey on Mexican American affairs, takes the place of Frederick Macintosh, a realtor, who resigend.
Father Torres was one of a slate of eight persons recommended this year for appointment to the Planning Board by a group of neighborhood organizations. The Mayor earlier appointed Mrs. Beverly Biffle from this list of recommendations.
The organizations that joined in suggesting the names included groups in Athmar, Park Hill, Washington Park, and Capitol Hill. The West Side Coalition was one of the participating groups. The same neighborhood organizations have worked together on a variety of other questions relating to city planning.
Bus Service May Become A Reality
Denver voters gave overwhelming approval November 3rd to a $4 million bond issue for purchase of the Denver Tramway. The vote in favor was 114,480 to 40,802 against. A similar bond proposal on the September 8 ballot had been defeated.
The decisive difference between November 3 and the earlier election seems to have been the Mayors commitment after September 8 to use condemnation in acquiring the bus company. Much rumor and suspicion surrounded the secret negotiations that were being used to set a price.
Additional factors that probably account for the favorable vote on November 3 include the Mayors promise to retain an outside attorney to represent the city in the condemnation suit and his commitment that the city will retain a private management firm to run the company once the city acquires it.
The Mayor has also promised to work for lower fares and for better and more frequent service. In this regard a recent report recommends thirty-five cent regular fares and a number of route and schedule changes. Purchase of new buses, better schedule
Graduate Study Grants Available For Chicanos
The Cabinet Committee on Opportunity for the Spanish Speaking has announced the availability of two types of Fellowships being offered by the Ford Foundation for Mexican American and Puerto Rican Students the Advanced-Study Fellowship and the Doctoral Fellowship, and an Urban Studies Fellowship that is being sponsored by HUD in the 1971-72 year.
These are grants for full time graduate study. The Fellowships include full tuition and fees required by the graduate school, as well as an allowance and stipend for living costs.
The deadline for applying for the Fellowships is January 15,1971.
If you have not yet started graduate study, have previously pursued, or are now pursuing graduate study and would like more information, contact U.M.A.S. at Metropolitan State College, U.M.A.S. at the University of Colorado, Denver Center, or Sam Abeyta at the West Side Coalition office at 910 Gala-pago.
and route information, and construction of shelters at bus stops were also proposed in this study conducted by the W. C. Gilman Company.
West Side residents living south of Sixth Avenue are urged to attend a meeting on November 30, 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Third and Acoma. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss what is happening on Broadway in our area and what we can do about it.
Of great concern to many residents is the fact that Broadway may very quickly become a Skid Row. There is already one adults only theater on Broadway and another is preparing to open. Some of the established businesses have moved out and no one! knows how many others plan to.
For many residents south of Sixth Avenue, Broadway is the only place they have to shop because they do not have transportation. But many are also afraid because of the great amount of purse snatching apjd robbery. People receiving public assistance cannot afford to lose that one small paydjeck a month. Senior citizens are especially the victims of these robberies because they are unable physically to resist thieves. Also of concern is the fact that most of the stores on Broadway are more expensive than their counterparts in other parts of town.
If you are a resident of the West Side area south of Sixth Avenue and also the area south of Ellsworth avenue or if you do business on Broadway between Sixth Avenue and Alameda, please plan to attend this meeting on November 30.
School Board Names Architects For Schools
The Denver School Board has named three architectural firms to plan one school remodeling and two school construction projects on the West Side. Phillips, Carter, Reister and Associates was named to plan additional remodeling at West -High School.
W. C. Muchow Associates will design a new Elmwood School. Muchow Associates has participated in some of Denvers most innovative building projects including the new Federal Reserve Bank (16th Street and Arapahoe), Denver Convention Center, Financial Program Building (9th Aveneu and Logan), and Denver Center Building (18th Avenue and Lincoln).
The firm of Slater, Small and Spenst was selected to design a major addition at Fairmont School. This firm cooperated in the design of the new College of Business Administration Building (12th Avenue and Lin coin), the Credit Union Building (14th Avenue and Logan), and the classroom and gym addition at Smiley Junior High.
Way To Go, Team!
Baker Jr. Highs football team in action. See story and other picture on page 3.


WEST SIDE RECORDER
Founded May, 1964
Office: 465 Galapago St.
Denver, Colo. 80204
Telephones: 534-4408 or 266-1445
Sponsored by
WESTSIDE ACTION MINISTRY
Member Churches:
First Avenue Presbyterian First Bethany Lutheran First Mennonite Inner City Parish St. Cajetan's 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.
Managing Editor:
Rachel Guedea
OUR POSITION
In our community there as been many break-ins into churches, community centers, and other community organizations. Why? Nobody seems to know what or why the reason. Maybe they need money or maybe they are just doing it for kicks.
Whatever the reason, it does not justify in my opinion, the break-ins. People dont realize it costs money to repair windows, doors, materials, and equipment that has been taken. The money that is spent on replacing equipment could be used in programs to help the community.
Who knows, maybe someday the person breaking in will need help; and there will be none, btcause of the cost of repairing after break ins. For example, the Inner City Parish has been broken into eight (8) times in less than two weeks. Nothing of value was taken, but the cost of repairing was $100. That money which was spent on the building could have been used on programs for tht West Side.
People who work at these community organizations arent in the community to make a profit; theyre here to help. So why make it harder? Jerry Garcia
Staff: Germaine Aragon, Betty Benavidez, Waldo Benavidez, Alberta Crespin, Anna Flores, Jerry Garcia, Barbara Karr, Tom Martinez, Dean Punke, Lelia Romero.
Contributors: Martha Cooper, Evelyn Elfstrom, Vic Romero, Gene Martinez, Sherry Sweet-man.
Photography: Barbara Baker, Raymond Castro.
Artwork: John Flores. Advertising and Distribution Manager: Ruperto Guedea, Jr. Mailing Crew: St. John Lutheran Church.
Books At Byers
AM kinds of books are popular at Byers Neighborhood Library mysteries, history, current events, romantic novels, astrology, and science fiction. Books reviewed this month fit these favorite categories!.
Victoria Holt has written an
New Housing For Auraria Residents Appears Scarce
Because of inadequate relocation plans, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has refused unconditional approval for funding of the Federal share of the Auraria College Complex. The Department responded to a recnt application from the Denver Urban Renewal Authority for Federal funds with a demand that relocation plans be strengthened.
The college complex is a joint effort by the city, state and Federal governments. Land acquisition in the project is being handled by the Denver Urban Renewal Authority. $6 million of the total land cost will bt paid by the city. Denver voters approved a bond issue for this amount in November, 1969. The Federal governments share is $12.6 million and that of the state is $5.7 million of which $1.9 million was appropriated during the last session of the legislature.
In expressing dissatisfaction with the present relocation plans demanded that the urban renewal authority: (1) submit plans the Department of Housing and Urban Development a plan indicating when each of the 155 families and 70 individuals on the site will be moved and what suitable hous-
intriguing new Gothic novel set in the 1880^ in a exotic background of Victorian England and the Souith Seas. The Secret Woman is the story of Anna Brett, a young woman raised by her strong-willed maiden aunt in an historic mansion in a properous English seaport town. She seems destined to follow in her aunts footsteps when a series of events leads her to take a position as governess in the home of the towns most powerful family; there 6he meets great adventure.
Country Editors Boy by Hal Borland is the reminiscence of one of this countrys most dis-
ing will be available at that time; (2) develop a relocation program for persons who dont qualify for federally subsidized housing; and (3) improve plans for relocation of businesses on the site.
The relocation plans submitted by the urban renewal authority have been strongly criticized because much of the housing listed in these plans as available for displacd Auraria residents is housing that will be available only before or long after the residents are relocated. Another frequent criticism has been that the available housing listed in the plans is not enough to meet the normal increase in housing needs in Denver. For this reason the Federal government has insisted that the urban renewal authority show that there will be enough housing available to meet the normal increase plus the increase caused by relocation of Au-
tiniguished writer. He recaptures a time in the past when both he and the country were young and facing the future with plucky confidence. Borland recalls file years frofrn 1915 to 1918 B the time following his familys move to Flagler, Colo., where his father became the owner and editor of a weekly newspaper. It was in Flagler that Borland himself discovered the challenge of frontier journalism.
The setting for Crystal Cave, an atmospheric new novel by Mary Stewart, is Britain in file legendary years before King Arthur. With the young Merlin as her hero, the author has woven a tale to delight fans who remember her eariier Gothic novels.
raria residents.
A recent study by the Denver Regional Council of overnments showed that Denver has a need for 5,000 new units of low income housing annually. The amount actually being constructed is well below this figure. Since President Nixons veto of the recent housing appropriation bill the number of planned units has decreased.
Some relief may, however, be in sight. The 1971 Model Cities budget approved November 9 by City Council includes three major items related to low income housing: $02,131 for relocation; $665,887 for a general housing program; and $140,000 for development of home ownership among tenant families. The Denver Housing Authority is engaged in building 200 new homes and rehabilitating 100 existing homes as well as planning a new program of 2000 units.
CORRECTION OF ERROR We would like to apologize for an error on our part in last
months Recorder. In our note on Chuys TV Repair the address was incorrectly given. The correct address should be 969 Santa Fe Dr. Sorry!
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| CONGRATULATIONS
We congratulate Betty Benivadez and Wayne Knox E S for their election to the State House from our area, E S and Allen Dines for his re-election to the State Senate E E from our area. We assume that West Siders have every E E right to use the RECORDER personal letters, or other E = means to let these elected representatives know how E = we feel about West Side problems and get their help S = and support in the future.
| PICTURES
Would the gentleman who called last month about £ £ taking pictures for the RECORDER please call again. = = We have misplaced your name and number. We do = = need your services a great deal.
| HALLOWEEN
§ It was heart-warming to see so many parents and E = older brothers and sisters out with the little kids | = trick or treating Halloween night. I am sure that this E E type of supervision help cut down on injuries and hurt E E feelings a great deal. One would only hope that parents £ £ could keep a closer eye on their children after school = £ when it is reported that paper boys are being bothered, = £ and outsiders are taking our children to different parts j| £ of the city to sell candy for them, and little kids are E = being hurt on school play grounds, and exposed to E E glue sniffing and drugs. g
1 AURARIA
We have received last minute word that Betsy £ | Keyster, director of Auraria Community Center, has £ E been asked to resign by the personnel committee of £ £ Auraria Board. Mrs. Keyster has asked for an open £ £ board meeting on this for the 23rd of November at £ £ 7:30 at the Center. It is our understanding that it is an jjj £ open meeting. The personnel committee is made up = jjj of mainly community residents. We hope that anyone £ = interested will try ahd be at this meeting. g
Jim Hall |
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CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE WEST SIDE RECORDER (BASIC COST $700)
American Lutheran
Churches ........$200
Catholic Archdiocese 200
Colorado Printers... 10
Engineering Drafting
School ............. 10
Germaine Aragon
Family & Friends .... 10 First Bethany Lutheran Church .... 10 First Mennonite
Church .............10
Inner City Parish.... 10
St. Elizabeth's
Catholic Church .... 10
St. John's Lutheran
Church ............ 10
St. Joseph's
Catholic Church.... 10
Wesley United
Methodist Church ..10 West Side Coalition .... 10
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College Night At West High College Night Is being held at West High School, on Dec. 1, for all interested West High students and their parents. From 7:30 until 10 p.m., parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from every college and university in Colorado. This its kind and everyone is cordially is the only scheduled event of invited to attend.
WSIA Election For Dist. 3 Election of new officers in District 3 of the West Side Improvement Association will be held November 24 at 7 p.m. at 1115 Inca Street. District 3 is bounded by Twelft Avenue on the north and Eighth Avenue on the south and by Santa Fe Drive on the west and Speer Blvd. on the east.
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Action on Ecology By Youth Group
The Youth Group of the Metro formed an ecology action committee this fall and is currently working on several projects.
Their most important effort at the moment is an aluminum can recycling project, on which they are working with a Denver distributor.
Basically, they are initiating this program to:
1. rid public areas of reusable cans and trash.
2. make the public aware that some garbage is reusable.
3. earn money (by selling the reusable trash at 10c per pound) to buy trees for parks and renewal areas in Denver, and
4. create an awareness of the current waste of natural resources and what the public, can do about it
For further information, call Ann Shaw, Assistant Director for Youth, at 892-0106.
Tutors Needed To Help With Adult Education
School is still being held during the day and night at the Adult Educational Tutorial Program at 1040 11th St. Classes in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Literature are held every day except Friday. People who speak Spanish may also learn English. The program is free and all those over 18 that are interested are welcome.
Right now the program is having one major problem. With the great number of students enrolled we are in desparate need for additional tutors. The qualifications to be a tutor are that one have a high school diploma and be willing to spend some time working with the students who have enrolled in the program. If you are interested and have the time, please call 255-7759 or 255-2918.
New Bi-lingual Class At Greenlee
El Club Mexicano, mothers of children in bi-lingual classes at Greenlee meet at Auraria Center.
A new bi-lingual program has started at Greenlee Elementary School It includes 20 students from Mexico who are learning English as a second language. The program is funde4 by Senate Bill 174. The teacher, Miss Sherry Sweetman is working with the students so they can learn to speak English and eventually feel more comfortable in the classroom and community.
This program is an extension of the Baker Junior High bilingual program headed by Mb's. Susan Rivera. The classes stress speaking English by talking about themselves, pictures, singing, dancing, and drama. Also, the students are learning to take pride in their Spanish language and culture by performing in both English and Spanish before their classmates and parents.
Every Friday their mothers meet for El Club Mexicano at the Auraria Community Center from 10 to 12 noon. They discuss problems at school, are learning and sharing their skills in Mexican art, and are learning poco a poco, a few English words. Mrs. Betsy Keyster, director of the Center, has donated the Center's library, art supplies, and two babysitters to help make the dub possible. Mrs. Loyola Salazar is the head
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of the art projects. She is helped by Mrs. Guadalupe Aguilera and Mrs. Rose Mejia.
A puppet house was made for the bi-lingual class by Rose, Martha and Luis Ramirez's father, el senor Ramon Ramirez. The senoras Mexicanas are presently making a Librito de Recetas Favoritas and they are also planning a Thanksgiving Festival for Nov. 21 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Auraria Community Center.
Little by little they are learning short English phrases so that they and their children can become bi-lingual dtizens. We are proud to have them in our community and wish them bien-venidos. Anyone interested in helping with the dub please call Mrs. Chris De Leon, the Greenlee community aide or Miss Sherry Sweetnam at-222-3531.
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Baker Jr. High Has Outstanding Team
The Baker football team is currently participating in the Red Shield athletic program. The football program is available to boys from 12 to 15 years of age, providing his 15th birthday it attained after the 1st of September. The weight limit is set at 130 pounds in uniform, with an additional increase of 1 pound per week for a period of five weeks. Our team number consists of 17 players and one manager. Because of the lack of equipment we are forced to retain only 17 boys. We were fortunate in that we received a tre-
BOY OF MONTH NAMED AT CLUB
Lincoln Park Boys' Club Outstanding Boy of the Month, Albert Gallegos, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fabian Gallegos, 837 Galapago St.; Gym, Vincent Torres, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Torres, 1130 W. 9th Ave.; Football, Louis Gallegos, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gallegos, 1251 Cherokee St.; Shop, Elmer Mossman, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mossman, 721 lipan St; Game Room, Bobby Compos, 7, son of Mrs. Manuleta Compos, 639 Santa Fe Drive.
mendous response from boys desiring to play football. We initially had 65 boys out for football.
The football team has represented itself outstandingly. We are extremely proud of their desire and attitude, which has enabled them to currently lead the league with a 1 won, 1 tied record. Most satisfying was their 0 to 0 game against perennial favorite Horace Mann, who inddently, has won the league the past five years.
The team is composed of the following boys: Ends, Joe Cruz, Robert Ortega; Tackles, Roy Vigil, Louie Lucero; Guards: Raul Castillo, Gerald Pacheco; Center, Leonard Sandoval; Quarterback, James Madden; Halfbacks, Richard Leyba, Porfirio Aragon; Fullback, Clifford Duran. Other boys on the team include: Robert Gomez, Dominic Martinez, Landy McNulty, Gilbert Rios, Eddie Gallegos, Gilbert Medina and team manager, Elmer Romero.
MASS SCHEDULE
Congratulations to the St. Joseph9s FoothaII Team
Prayers, Mass & Confessions
8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Fri., Sat. and All Masses on Sun.
Sunday8:009:1511:0012:15 Daily-8:00-12:15-5:15 Holiday7:008:0012:155:15
CONFESSIONS
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.
LEGION OF MARY
Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
THIRD ORDER
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. JUDE
Fridays at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Happy Thanksgiving to All
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WEST SIDE RECORDER). November, 1970Page 8


Carmen Hodges is a small woman, but very big in the community. Her volunteer efforts for the West Side span more than 15 years, and almost as many organizations.
When my twins started kindergarten at the old Franklin School, before Greenlee was built, then I started working in PTA, she said. I held every office from historian to president (of West High PTA) and felt like I spent as much time at school as the kids.
Mrs. Hodges lives at 1114 Mariposa St., with her husband, Ben who is retired, and two daughters, Helen Lucero, well-known as community developer with the West Side Action Center, and Geri Hodges, a teachers aide at Baker Junior High School, and a Metropolitan State College student.
Another daugnter, Rita (Mrs. Albert Cordova) also lives in Denver. She has two children, Steven and Suzanne. Ritas twin brother, Tommy, was killed two years ago in a tragic accident after serving four years in the Navy, including two tours in Viet Nam.
His widow, Sally Lucero, and their son, Tommy, live in Denver.
Mrs. Hodges feels that her involvement with the schools through the PTA helped make her children more interested in school and more active.
Her interests throughout the years have focused on education. She was one of the first board members of the Adult Education Tutorial Program: she was elected to the first West Side Action Council and was chairman of the education committee; on LARASAs education committee, West Side Improvement Association, Auraria Community Center, West Side Recorder, and the Lincoln Park Fiesta.
She was very active during the last school bond election and has worked to dose and keep out 3.2 taverns in the area.
An active member of St. Leos Church, Mrs. Hodges is now a member of St. Elizabeths.
Her outside activities have almost ceased over the past two years since her sons death
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Carmen Hodges
and her husbands illness.
When questioned about the extent of her activity in the community, Mrs. Hodges suggests if is only what would be expected of her, as the daughter of Jose Felipe Neri Salazar.
Her father, el patron of the community outside of Santa Fe where she was raised, was very active in civic and political affairs. Called Judge Salazar he acted as a lawyer, counselor, justice of the peace, and Democratic precinct chairman..
When he died at 78 years he was honored by the New Mexico state legislature for 50 years of service. The family has the document framed.
Life has not been easy for Carmen Hodges and her family. She left New Mexico to come to Denver alone with a teen-aged daughter and twins less than a year old. Those first days in a cold and barely furnished garage, where they saw their first rat and cockroaches, to the comfortable, well-furnish-
ed home on Mariposa are days and years of memories all proving her belief Sea por Dios if you have enough faith you will have enough.
Mrs. Hodges has strong convictions on bringing up children. She thinks, Parents should trust their children first, then they will be trustworthy.
You must tell the truth to children, if you expect them to tell the truth to you.
There must be rules and regulations. (Both girls laughed at this and agreed that their mother still has definite ones).
The childrens friends were always welcome at the home and I knew who their friends were. If I didnt like one or their actions I didnt hesitate to say so.
Mrs. Hodges, younger-looking than her years, stronger than she appears, received a tribute from her daughter, Whatever her children are today is due to their mother.
SCHOOL BOY HIT BY CAR
LEE CHAVEZ
Lee Chavez, an eleven year old pupil at Elmwood School was hit by a car while crossing Sixth Avenue at Galapago Street several weeks ago. He is in Denver General Hospital with a ruptured bladder and a broken pelvic bone and right leg. Lee lives at 621 West Fifth Avenue, with his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kessler. Mr. and Mrs. Kessler have been foster parents in Denver for 15 years and have had many children in their home. We all wish Lee a speedy recovery.
Tatnaleada Treat Planned Far Elmwood Parents
Elmwood School is planning a Tamaleada for the parents of its pupils in connection with their Christmas programs. On Tuesday, December 15, the parents of the Kindergarten, first, second and third grade pupils will be treated to tamales and a program. On Wednesday, December 16, parents of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will receive the same treat.
Mrs. Hodges with two of her daughters, Helen Lucero and
Geri Hodges.
Flowers Being Sold By Senora Aguilera
Mrs. Gaudalupe Aguilera has been living on the West Side since she arrived from Juarez, Mexico four months ago. She worked in a flower factory there and is making the flowers here in Denver now. There are three different types of flowers; crepe paper, tissue paper, and plastic ones. Each type sells for approximately one dollar per flower. To order some of the flowers call Juanita Medina at the Auraria Community Center at 534-7614.
La senora Guadalupe Aguilera ha vivido en el West Side desde que ell llego de Juarez Mexico hace cuatro meses. Ella trabajaba en una fabrica de flores y ahora esta hacienda flores aqui en Denver. Hay tres clases de flores: las de papel de crepe, las de papel de china, and las de plastico. Cada clase de flor se vende por aproxi-mamente un dolar. Llame a Juanita Medina en la Auraria Community Center, 534-7614 para dar su orden.
FOR SALE
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