WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 7Number 9
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
Citizens Continue Efforts
For Respectable Broadway
On the 14th of January there was the second meeting of the Concerned Citizens South of Sixth Avenue. The group of about 75 people heard and asked questions of Councilman Edward Burke and Deputy District Attorney Alan Dill.. A petition stating the objection of the community to the 16 mm Art 16 theater was started. Mr. Dill said that beside a possible legal use of the petition, it was effective encouragement to the DAs office in a difficult legal fight a-gainst the business of pornography (which was estimated to make $5 million last year in Denver alone). Copies of the petition are being distributed throughout the com-
Back Bow Margarita Soto, Jose Maria Perea, and Josefina Perez. Middle Bow Mary Quintana, Jennie Patterson, Mary Aguirre, Donna Martinez, Dorothy Aguirre, Virginia Martinez, Janice Trujillo, and Begina Scott. Front Bow Some of the children attending the day care center.
Good Child Care Now Available For West Siders
Trying to find someone to take care of your children who will give them understanding and love plus the basics of good meals, snacks, naps and guidance in learning was never easyUNTIL NOW. Metropolitan Denver Child Care Association, (MD-CCA), of the Denver Model Cities Program, has started a child care program for West Side families who need someone to take care of their children while they work, go to school or attend job training.
At St. Cajetans A child care center is at Saint Cajetans school, 802 Lawrence, to take care of children from V-h years of age to 6 years for up to ten hours a day. The center is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. If the center is too far from your home, MDCCA has hired licensed babysitters to care for children in their homes. These licensed homes are all over the West Side and there is bound to be one near you if your children
need someone to take care of them all day or before or after school.
Many times it is better for women to take care of the children at the childrens home. If this is the case every attempt will be made to place someone in the homes of the children.
Cost Is Little Or Nothing
As part of the model Cities Program the West Side child care center and home programs are for families whose incomes are somewhat low or who need child care because of special needs. In fact 90 percent of the families are not paying anything for child care either in the center or in the homes. This program was designed for families who need child care but who cannot get it too easily for one reason or another.
.Caring for and teaching in the center and many of the homes is done both in Spanish and English. People working in the center are:
Margaret Soto, Director; Janice Trujillo and Regina
Scott, Teachers; Mary Aguirre, Teachers Assistant; Donna Martinez, Teachers Assis-t a n t; Virginia Martinez, Teachers Aide; Jennie Patterson, Teachers Aide; Mary Quintana, Teachers Aide.
How To Get Child Care
All that is needed to get child care is to call Jose Perea or Josephine Perez at 893-3197 or 355-1618. They will see you immediately and bring the necessary forms to you. If you think you would like to get a job or go to school since its so easy now to get a responsible babysitter for little or no cost, just call these numbers 893-3197 or 355-1618.
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BENEFIT DANCE FOR LADS
The West Side Coalition will sponsor a Benefit Dance for the Latin American Development Society (LADS) on February 13, 1971. The dance will be held at the Annunciation Gymnasium, 35th and Lafayette, from 9:00 p,m. to 1:00 a.m. The price of /the tickets is $5.00 a couple which includes free beer, door prizes, and dancing to the Ding-A-Lings. Tickets can be purchased at any of the following locatons: Operation SER, 1039 Inca; West Side Coalition, 910 Galapago; Avondale Gift Shop, 3234 West Colfax; or Mi-T-Mart, 2201 Oneida.
LADS is a Chicano self-help group at Canon City which was started by 35 charter members to achieve such goals as further-
ing communications, education, and human.' relations for a better way of life; overcoming any inferiority complexes in themselves, and in others of Mexican American nationality; developing potentialities lying dormant within themselves; and utilizing their skills to help themselves and our people lead more prosperous, useful, and satisfying lives.
All proceeds from the dance will go to LADS at Canon City so they can continue to operate their self-help projects. Let's support a worthy cause by giving LADS moral and financial support which they deserve. Remember, February 13th, Annunciation Gym, 13th and La fayette, 9:00 pm.
munity, especially in churches. Individuals who believe such theaters do not belong in the community, are encouraged to sign.
Another attack on the 16 mm theaters can be mounted by citizens writing to their state representative and asking for a stronger pornography law. Also discussed, but put off until the next meeting was the possibility of picketing.
It was suggested by one citizen that it is equally important for the community to support the businesses that are in the neighborhood. If these businesses are strong then the 16mm theaters will be isolated and will not be able to lead to community decay.
The other subject discussed at the meeting was crime. The problem of the senior citizen cashing checks and being robbed on the way home is one of great concern. Mr. Doug Goebel of the National City Bank volunteered to look into any assistance the banks can give to solve this problem. More on this and on crime will be discussed at the next meeting. The date of the next meeting will be February 16, a Tuesday, at St. Johns Lutheran Church at 3rd and Acoma. The time will again be 7 p.m. Speakers for that meeting have not yet been determined.
CRUSADE SCHOOL RECEIVES GIFT
Gary Garrison, first grader at TLATELOCO School, receives check from Tim Correa of UMAS.
TLATELOCO, the school run by and at the Crusade for Justice received a check for $3,200 from the Committee of Concerned Chicanos. The CCC represents about 50 Chicano organizations in Denver. They made $9,000 on the NOSOTROS program that they sponsored in December. NOSOTROS is a Hollywood organization of Chicano actors and actresses. Henry Darrow-Delgado, Carmen, and Richard Montalban came from Hollywood for this program. Other donations will be going to the UMAS students at the Denver Center, University of Colorado, and other worthy and needy Chicano groups.
Mrs. Josephine Garcia, principal of TLATELOCO, the free Crusade school, said that the money they received would go for books, lunches, and band expenses.
Elmwood Group Still Working On New School Plans
For the past few months, after the Board of Education voted to accept the recommendations to build a new Elmwood, the members of the lay advisory committee have been meeting in order to see that we obtain a new school. We are concerned about the building, its function, and its looks. On January 20th, we met with staff members of the administration and the architects. We do not know how the building will look, but we want a Spanish architecture.
We are indeed excited about the new building(s) and the Spanish style, but best of all about its function as a community school. We are recommending to the school administration an academic program which will begin with a pre-school age program for three and four year old children and a kindergarten. Also, instead of having the traditional classroom situation, well have educational centers yrhere instead (Continued on page 3)
Approximately two months ago, the Platte Valley Action Council saw a tremendous void which had existed in our community for many, many years. It is not hard to sit down and figure out why our barrio is in the condition that it is now. Money comes into the area in many forms: Payroll checks, Social Security Payments, V. A. Benefits, and Aid to Dependent Children Payments. It leaves the community never to return through the business establishments; taverns, filling stations, and the largest amount through the large food store chains.
The Platte Valley Action Council had seen what was happening to the community. The absentee owners and employees have repeatedly, month after month, drained the area of all its income. The money which is made by the absentee owner and employee is not used to better our community, but used to better a suburban area where the owner or employee resides.
The Platte Valley Action Council is attempting to put a stop to the absentee owner and employee. Its first project was to open a community owned grocery store. The success of this depends on you. Its main purpose was not to make money and take it to a suburban area, but to provide jobs for area residents, to give complete ownership to the community, and most important to keep our dollars in our area.
As I stated previously, the success of the Platte Valley Action Councils first project depends on you. I have heard many complaints that the prices are a little higher than the large neighborhood stores. We must all remember that every business has overhead. The only way overhead can be paid and still have low prices is through large volume selling. In order for Platte Valley Discount Meats and Groceries to sell at low prices, they must have a high volume of turnover. This is why Platte Valley Discount Meats and Groceries depends on you for its success.
By shopping at the Platte Valley Discount Meats and Groceries, you are accomplishing a number of things. First, the money you spend will be used in the community for its betterment. Second, you will be given a chance to see how far your commitment to your people really goes. People can always talk commitment, but for some reason it is not as strong when a little money gets involved. Prove your worth to yourself and to your community. The third and most important reason is if Platte Valley Discount Meats and Groceries proves a success, it will be that much easier for the community to own their own large supermarket in the future.
I will close by saying that this project is not only Platte Valley Action Councils project, but is all of ours. If it falls, then we all have failed.
Thank You, Ernest P. Cordova,
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Series On Drugs On Channel 6 Beginning Feb. 4
KRMA, Channel 6 TV, will begin a series on drugs on Febru ary 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. The same program will also be shown on the following Sunday, Februar y 7 at 5-7 p.m. This format will continue for four weeks. Youngsters and parents concerned about drug education are urged to invite their friends to view the programs with them. The Baker Lay Advisory Committee (which includes Fairmont, Elmwood, and Greenlee) will be viewiing the first program on Feb. 4 at their regular monthly meeting.
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IVesf Siders-What Can We Do To Help Our Youth On Drugs?
We have quite a serious drug problem here on the West Side. Some of us parents know it exists and some of us are aware of it in a way. Some of us that know about it are afraid to speak up or do not want to face it for other reasons. We have many feelings about this problem and when it hits our doorstep we dont know what to do. We are asking for help. Who will help us? What can the community do?
The drug problem on the West Side is more serious than some of us think it is. We have proof of this, especially a-mong our junior high and senior high school youths. There have been instances of children of 12 years and up coming in contact with such drugs as LSD and heroin. It seems as if the only help available for most of these unfortunate youths is committment to Juvenile Hall and then to Golden. Or jail for those past 17 years of age. There seem to be no facilities here in Denver for children of any age with drug problems. The young people who have a serious problem such as heroin face the possibility of being hooked for the rest of their lives, if something is not done.
I speak as a parent and resident of the West Side and as a parent who has a son in his early teens who has been addicted to heroin. I also speak in behalf of other parents whose children have become involved with heroin. Right now my son is awaiting trial for crimes he is being accused of, one very serious. I dont know whether he committed one or all or none of these crimes, neither does he.
Parents, lets get together and see what we can do. We dont want your son or daughter to be the next ones caught in this vicious thing.
Mrs. Germaine Aragon Alfonso Olguin
1310 Navajo St. 1069 Navajo St.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Soliz 164 S. Cherokee St.
Mr. William E. Wheeler, Sr. 1040 W. Colfax Ave.
Mr. and Mrs. Epifanio Vigil 1107 Inca St.
Timi Collins 975 Navajo St. Jennie Aragon 1322 W. Tenth 825-0769
Extensive Drug Education Planned For Teachers
Various Departments of Denver Public Schools have recently become very active in attempting to work on the drug problem that faces todays youth. Two of the programs currently being developed will directly involve Baker Junior High School.
One of these programs is a workshop on Drug Abuse at Fort Logan Mental Health Center to be held the week of February 8th. Attending this workshop will be a faculty member and student representative from each Secondary school in Denver. Representing Baker will be Mr. Leroy Lopez, (counselor) and Miss Teri Hernandez (9th grade student). It is hoped that those in attendance will become more aware of the problem as it exists in the public schools and feel more confident to handle drug related situations that may arise within the school.
A further responsibility of the faculty representative is to coordinate drug education within the school building and to act as a resource person for other members c+ the faculty. A similar two-day workshop for the Elementary schools will be held the following week. One of the persons helping to organize and run these workshops is Mr. David Amundson, Personnel Services Consultant assigned to Baker Junior High School).
A second program affecting Baker is a half-day planning session that is tentatively scheduled for sometime in March 1971. On this
particular afternoon the students will be released at noon so that the faculty may spend the entire afternoon participating in a Drug Education Workshop. The planning and conducting of this inservice training is being done by Mr. Lopez, Mr. Amundson, Mr. Ed Gallegos (coordinator) and the Baker School Building Committee.
The drug problem in West Denver is viewed as one that is not dangerously out of control, but one that is rapidly growing. Hopefully part of the solution lies in educating the teachers and parents as well as the students. As Donald P. Genera (Principal at Baker) has stated The Baker Elmwood Fairmont Advisory Committee is exceptionally interested in combating the problem and will do everything possible to initate and promote worthwhile programs.
PTA To Present Program On Drugs
A program on drugs will be presented by the Fairmont PTA on February 10. Mr. Got-tula of the West Side Health Center will present a film and speak on the subject of drugs. He will also have a drug demonstration kit and there will be time for discussion and questions from the audience. It is hoped this program will help parents to better understand drugs and their influence in our society. All interested adults in the community are invited to attend. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fairmont Gym on February 10.
ADULT CLASSES AT BAKER
Elmwood School Christmas Festivities
CLASES PARA ADULTOS
In every community in the United States there are those individuals who have for one reason or another, fallen behind in their studies and learning achievement to the extent that they become seriously handicapped. Quite often the only work available for them is menial, low paid, and totally lacking in opportunities. What can you do to escape such a situation?
Baker Junior High School will have an adult education program in the evening beginning February 2. This class is completely free and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Adults who have fallen behind in their studies and learning abilities can be helped immediately.
Those individuals who enroll in this EDL 100 Reading program will be provided with an individualized learning program that is specifically tailored to their needs. These classes will be taught by certified (bilingual) Denver Public School teachers in the EDL 100 Reading Laboratory at Baker Junior High.
Help Yourself! m Enroll Now! Call Baker Junior High 222-9718 for more information. Ask for Mr. Aguayo, Mr. Lee, or Miss Hodges.
Letters From West Siders
About our school, Baker Jr. High School. I have been thinking about it and about football when it started this new school year.
As a member of Bakers football team, I have this to say Football has taught us to get along with other students from other schools. Also this year weve had more school spirit than any other year. There were many different people on the team. We all worked together and almost won the championship.
Other schools underrated Baker, but we have proven ourselves to be a good school. Football is only a beginning for good school spirit.
Mr. Donald Genera, our principal, whom I dig is responsible for some of this school spirit along with his assistants.
Portfirio (Pito) Aragon 9th Grader
New Officers Elected By Action Ministry The West Side Action Ministry elected officers for the year 1971 in their December meeting. New officers are Don Schierling, Conveener; Father
En todas las comunidades de los Estados Unidos viven esos individuos que, por una razon u otra, han quedado atras en sus estudios y habil-idad de aprender hasta el punto que se han impedido gravemente, casi siempre, el unico trabajo que pueden conseguir es bajo, mil paga-do, y totalmente sin oport-unidad. Que puede Ud. ha-cer para escaparse de esta situacion?
Baker Junior High tendra un programa educativo para adultos durante la tarde que empezara el 2 de febrero, de 1971. Esta clase sera completamente gratuita y se va a reunir cada martes y miercoles desde las 7 P. M. hasta las 9 P.M. Adultos que se han quedado atras en sus estudios v habilidad de aprender se pueden ayu-darseimediatemente.
Esos individuos que se ma-triculen en este program a de lectura EDL-100 tendran un program individualizado que estara hecho especial-mente para el. Estas clases estaran bajo la direccion de profesores certificados (bilingual) de las escuelas publi-cas de Denver.
Ayudese! Matriculese Aho-ra! Llame a Baker Junior High 222-9718 por mas in-formacion. Hable con el Sen-or Aguayo, Senor Lee o la Senorita Hodges.
Mini-Park Land To Be Purchased South of Sixth
City Council at its December 28 meeting authorized purchase by the city of the northeast corner of 4th and Galapago for a mini-park. In 1970 the city budgeted $30,-000 for acquisition and development of the southeast corner of 4th and Elati for a mini-park. However, the city was unable to reach agreement with owners of this site and plans for this location were abandoned. It was, then, decided to negotiate with owners at 4th and Galapago.
When the citys present Comprehensive Plan was prepared a study was conducted of public facility needs in every area of the city. The Baker-Fairmont area was found to be 22.10 acres short of park space by modern standards. A mini-park covers one half acre.
Franciscus, Co-conveener; Paul Hanson, Secretary; Gordon Jorgenson, Treasurer; Carlos Padilla, Corresponding Secretary.
Parents and friends of Elmwood pupils enjoy tamales after the Christmas program. The Parent Advisory Committee of the Bi-lingual program was in charge of making the 100 dozen tamales. (They were aU eaten.)
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Upper grade pupils sing Christmas carols on the stairway to their parents sitting in the main hall below, which served as Elmwoods auditorium for this occasion. Afterwards, the children had to return to their classrooms without seeing the rest of the program as there was not sufficient room for them in the auditorium.
Children from the Bi-lingual Kindergarten perform their parts in the Christmas program. The white thing at the edge of the picture is the ear of a donkey pinata.
(Continued from page 1) of a teacher having 30 students, four teachers will have 90 students.
This far we have been allowed $800,000, but we hope that with our aims and goals, that the School Administration and the Board of Education would look at the program rather than at the dollar figures.
Our meeting with the staff and the architects was very productive. They had suggestions about the building, and also listened to our programs so that they can plan a building that would permit such a function rather than to limit academic program by the structure of the building. In our requests, we are recommending that portions of the building b^ used by the community. These will include the library, the gym, cafeteria, auditorium, community room, and some undesignated classrooms for adult education, or meetings.
As an advisory committee, we plan to have not only a good building, but we want to have a good school where children can grow, enjoying learning.
A play, The Christmas Dream Toy Shop given by the second and third grades. Note the curtains which form the stage at one end of the hall. On regular school days these are closed and the area behind them becomes another class space. Remember the proverb, Necessity is the mother of invention!
Part of the crowd of parents and friends who attended the two Christmas programs on December 15 and 16. On the first night there were 180 in attendance and on the second night, 120. Save these pictures for your scrapbook, soon they will be classics we hope. When we have the new school at Elmwood we can remember with nostalgia, but without a single tear of sorrow, the old times at Elmwood.
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Denny Vigil Businessman
Just a few years ago Denny Vigil started out working as a barber in a shop in Englewood. Now the 27-year-old has his own shop on the West Side and a man working for him.
Owner of the 8th Avenue Barbershop at 715 W. 8th Ave., Vigil says the West Side has been good to him.
Ninety per cent of my customers are from the West Side, theyre all friends, he said.
And they are former neighbors as the Vigils lived at 664 Inca St. before buying a home in Westwood three years ago. Vigil said he did not buy on the West Side because there were no homes available when he was looking.
Mr. Vigil trims hair of customer in his Eighth Avenue barbershop.
He and his wife, Isabel, have two daughters, Denise, 6 years old, and Irene, 5. Both grew up in the San Luis Valley. Their life now in the city is quite a contrast to that in the small country town of Garland.
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Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass
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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.
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
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Vigil is basketball coach at the Boys Club which is next door to his shop. He works with the senior boys and feels the Boys Club is greatthat the boys have a place to go with lots of things to do.
He attended St. Josephs Church when living in the neighborhood and was an usher.
Denny Vigil likes the West Side and the people-enough to invest his time and money in it. He looks forward to a good future here.
LAEF TO RAISE FUNDS AT DANCE
Mark your calendar now to attend the annual WINTER FUND RAISING DANCE sponsored by the Latin American Educational Foundation.
The Dance will be held on Saturday, January 30, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The Landinairs Orchestra will provide the music. Tickets are $5 per couple and may be secured through the officers and board members of LAEF, or by calling our office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (455-8722).
MAP A To Celebrate First Anniversary With Dinner
The Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) will observe its first year of existence in Denver and Colorado with a steak dinner on February 6th at Centro Cultural, 935 West 11th Avenue. The festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 per person and may be purchased by calling 534-4628 or 733-6796.
MAPA, which was founded with a political purpose in mind, seeks to activate the Mexican and Spanish surnamed communities of Denver in the following ways:
Maintain alertness in governmental affairs in order to promote a fair share of the economic and educational welfare for the oppressed Mexican and Spanish surnamed people of the State of Colorado.
Activate participation in civic and political activities to ensure adequate leadership for all minority peoples of Colorado.
3) Promote political knowledge of the Municipal, State and National Government for the purpose of encouraging Mexican and Spanish surnamed Americans to participate as candidates or as appointees to governmental boards.
4) Affiliate with the originating offices of this asso-ation in California and in the Southwestern states in order to achieve goals via exchange of ideas and other united efforts in raising the standards of living of our brothers and sisters in poverty.
Anyone interested in knowing more about MAPA may attend the monthly General Meeting held every 2nd Tuesday of each month at Centro Cultural, at 7:30 p.m. Interested persons may also contact Marcus Medrano or Lupe Carlos by writing to them at 935 West 11th Avenue, Denver 80204.
Bronco Star Guest At Alameda School For Father-Son Night
On the evening of January 19, 1971, we had a Father and Son might. A 90 minute program was presented by Majestic Savings. We had a special guest star, Larry Kaminski, center for the Broncos. He showed a very exciting Bronco highlights film and had a question and answer session for boys and dads.
There were prizes for the boys. Many won Broncos pic-
tures, Bronco ponchos and Bronco posters.
It was a very exciting and happy evening for the fathers and sons of Alameda School. There were approximately 200 present.
A lot of the credit goes to Mr. Ron Mclrvin, the physical education teacher and the PTA committee for their efforts in getting this program to our school.
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Fathers and sons received refreshments at Alameda School after seeing film and Bronco star, Larry Kaminske.
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Larry Kaminske, center for the Broncos, hands out prizes to boys attending Father-Son night at Alameda School.
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FIRST MENN0NITE CHURCH
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SUNDAY WORSHIP: 9:00 -10:00 a.m. CHURCH SCHOOL: 10:00 11:00 a.m.
Ministers: Kermit Derstine Don Schierling Phone 892-1038
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.
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On The Job Training Part Of New West High Course
Left to right: Yolanda Gallegos, Gall Roybal, Cathy Hamaura, Kathy Gonzales, Maggie Gonzales, and Antoinette Lopez. Teach* er, Mrs. Georgia Jonasson. These girls are part of the HEO
courses at West.
Left to right: Faith Garda, Jody Roblez, Cecilia Garcia, and Barbara Moore. Student nurse aides in the HEO program have a bit of fun practicing on each other.
West High HEO (Home Economics Occupations) students are kept busy these days. Students selected for the program take a half day of classes and work on a job of their choice the other half day. The students receive 5 hours of credit for their job and another 5 hours for the related class at school.
With the on the job training the students have the opportunity to develop saleable skills for a vocation after graduation or for part time work during their college. Some other benefits the students feel they receive from the program are development of good work habits, learning to get along with different people, the exposure to different work situations, and money to help pay for expenses during their senior year.
Faith Garcia, a student nurse aide trainee, feels her training has been valuable as she knows
Minority History Available To Secondary Schools
A collection of audio-visual materials dealing with History of Minorities is now available at Metropolitan State College for use by area secondary teachers.
The media, consisting of over 30 video tapes, more than 40 slides presentations, an assortment of audio tapes and nearly 400 volumes covers the history of Blacks, Hispano-Americans, and American Indians.
Last year the materials were made available at DU under the sponsorship of Prof. Robert E. Roeder who also administered the grant. Roeder said his original proposal called for three phases, but unfortunately only the first, or development portion, was realized. A second phase to polish-up the materials, and a third phase of implemen-tation/evaluation in class rooms were ultimately cancelled because of lack of funds.
The media is now controlled by Dr. Daniel T. Valdez who is chairman of the Division of Behavorial Sciences at Metropolitan State. This audio-visual material is for the use of all secondary teachers of minorities in the Denver Metro area and I hope these junior and senior high teachers will visit us to see what is available, said Valdes.
what career in nursing she will enter in the future and she also has been able to save money to pay for future training.
Miss Georgia Jonasson, teacher-coordinator at West High School lines up jobs for her HEO students. She also visits them on the job periodically to see that they are advancing in their training and are benefiting from the experience.
A look at Miss Jonassons class this semester provides a glimpse of the variety of jobs. Eighteen are in some phase of the medical field. Seven are working in the food service industry. Seven are working with children, either in Child Care Centers or with school nurses in several elementary schools. Several are working in some area of clothing services, while others are working with some of the large hotels in Denver.
The HEO program is one of four divisions at West High School. Students interested should contact one of the teacher-coordinators or their counselor for applications into the program. Students can enroll in program during the 9th grade and learn basic skills in the classroom which will help prepare them for a job training situation during their senior year.
The Cooperative Occupational Program is available at all Denver Public Senior High schools and several junior highs in cooperation with the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
"Spanish For The Spanish-Speaking"
A new course in Spanish, titled Spanish for the Spanish-Speaking, is being offered at West High School second semester for this school year.
The main objectives of the course are to encourage Hispo-no students already fluent in Spanish to study their own language, and to provide literacy in Spanish to those Hispano students who need and want it.
The course will include the study of linguistc comparisons of standard Spanish and Spanish spoken in various regions of the Spanish-speaking world, particularly the U.S. Southwest. It will also include study of Spanish culture, history and literature.
The course will not replace any level in the regular Spanish program. Upon completion of course the student may enroll in Level HI of the regular program at the discretion of the instructor. Five credit hours per semester will be given for the course. However this credit will not be applicable on college entrance or graduation requirements. This can be taken into consideration in the future should the class prove to be successful.
WEST HIGH PTA TO FEATURE SKIT AT FEB. MEETING
There will be a PTA meeting at West High School on February 3, 1971, at 7:30 in the lunchroom. PTA is having a skit called Talk it to me. This is in an effort for better communications within the school for all concerned. Parents, students, and teachers are all welcome.
Community College To Have Spanish History Course at Elmwood
A course on the history of the Southwest and the Spanish will begin on February 11 at Elmwood School for Elmwood parents. It will run for 10 weeks, every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course will be worth 3 hours of credit at Community College. It is not necessary to be a high school graduate to enroll for this class. It is hoped that babysitting can be arranged. Call Elmwood School, 266-1473 for more information.
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TWO NEW BUILDINGS AT WEST
New buildings at West High will be used for automotive technology and woodworking industries courses.
Two pre-engineered buildings jgoing up next to West High School will be used for automotive technology and woodworking industries.
With the new building, students may be permitted to take three semesters of a course instead of just one.
The buildings are being financed by the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title 1. The new facilities are needed because the present ones are outdated and crowded. For example, automotive mechanics is being taught in a classroom of only 1,200 square feet Cars cant be brought in. The new building will have 4,-800 square feet and the latest equipment, including six stalls for cars, two hoists and an engine rebuilding area. Currently, engines must be removed from cars before being brought in. Then the engine cant be tested because of ventilation problems. The auto mechanics course has had to turn students away because of lack of space.
Woodworking industries include cabinetmaking and upholstery. The present room has little storage space and students often have to wait to use machinery.
The new program wont replace the existing one, but add to it. Academic related classes, such as English, math, and work world knowledge (job trends, money management) will be included. Work experience, when possible, will be another feature of both programs.
Southwest Folklore Part of Channel 6 Series on Hispano
The Hispanic Culture series is televised at 1 p.m. each Wednesday on KRMA-Channel 6. Each program is fifteen minutes long.
The emphasis of the series is on the cultural life of Spanish-speaking countries.
Although the material presented in the series is geared for pupils in grades 6-12, it pro-cides cultural information for all. Some of the topics for the coming semester are:
Music of SpainFeb. 3.
Mexico City to YucatanFeb.
Cuisine of SpainMarch 31.
Folklore of Southwest U.S. May 5.
Miss Margaret McKenzie, Denver public school teacher, is in charge of the series.
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SANTA CLAUS AND PINATA PART OF HEAD START CHRISTMAS
Santa Claus chats with the angels before the program starts at the Elati Head Start. The children sang Christmas songs before going outdoors to break a pinata. That authentic looking Santa Claus is Mrs. Victoria Martinez of 118 Fox, who has a foster son and a grandson in the Elati Head Start. Even they were fooled at first.
Everyone gathered outside for the pinata-brealdng. Afterwards, the children each received a stocking with candy and fruit and a gaily wrapped present. Santa Claus handed out the gifts and even had some time to listen to a few requests for presents. The mothers group of the Head Start did most of the work behind the scenes to make the party a success.
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Lolita Gonzales is very good at floral arrangements. She is taking a course on this at Opportunity School. She sells artificial floral bouquets and will also arrange live flowers. Lolita can be contacted at Inner City Parish, 244-2636.
Jimmy Hall, son of Re and Mrs. James Hall, 463 Gal; pago, was hospitalized nearly a week at St. Marys Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, while they were visiting relatives there after Christmas. He still has a slight ear infection and we wish him a full recovery.
Ernesto and Tomasa Morales of Cuidad de Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico are now West Sid-ders. Their children attend the Greenlee School and are in the bi-lingual class there. The Morales live at 946 Navajo St.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Gonzales of 128 Inca St., had their home burglarized on Dec. 14. They have lived at this address for 20 years and this is the first time this has happened. The Gonzales feel that their area needs more police patroling.
Senor Jose and Senora Maria Salas have chosen to live on the West Side at 982 Navajo St. They are from Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Three of their children attend the Greenlee school, one is at Baker and another in Head Start.
Chris Nielson has been discharged from the Navy. He vol-
unteered and served out his term. Chris was overseas in Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. He was aboard the Catskill, a mine sweeper. Chris is 20 years old and the son of Mrs. Lucy Nielson, 1342 Navajo St. Glad you are home, Chris.
Another family from Cuidad Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico are Jose and Gregoria Gallegos, 976 Navajo St. Their family attends Greenlee and Head Start. Welcome to all of the new families on the West Side.
Mrs. Germaine Aragon of 1310 Navajo St. was invited to be a pen-pal with Yolanda C. Martinez of Colonia Centro Americana, San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America. Miss Martinez is an exchange student studying Sociology at Denver General. The ladies met when Mrs. Aragon was a patient there.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip B. Vigil of 275 Fox St. have purchased the Martinez grocery store at 718 W. Third Ave. It will be now called Phils Grocery Store. They invite all their friends and neighbors to drop in and see them. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
The Third Avenue Market has opened at W. Third and Elati. The building had been closed for some time. The hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The store carries grocery items, laundry supplies, candy and pop.
Many West Side Homes Decorated For Christmas
The West Side neighborhood was dotted this year with homes decorated for the holidays. One home, the Silletto residence at 643 Elati Street, won first prize in the Denver Post ohilds-first-time entry division. The decorations at the Silletto home were designed by Benny Silletto.
Other families with lavishly decorated homes included the Samuel Charons, 1024 Lipan; the Bennies Mares, 945 Lipan; The Edwin Mcllwains, 175 West Archer Place; the Carl Bevans, 615 Galapago; the A. J. Luceros, 547 Galapago; and the Pete Candelarias, 223 Galapago.
The Recorder's amateur staff tried to get pictures of these and other homes but the pictures turned out poorly because of camera movement due to lack of a tripod. Night photo-raphy requires a long exposure time during which it is impossible for a person to hold a camera completely still. The result is that pictures taken without a tripod are blurred. The only one of the pictures taken by the Recorder staff that was even recgnizable was that of the John Alvarado home.
Although we were unable to publish good pictures of Christmas decorations we still want to thank the many families who devoted so much effort to brightening the holiday season.
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