WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 8 Number 1
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
FastsFor New Fares Passage of Bills
For C Bus Riders
The Community Renewal Program (CRP) will be making suggestions to the Denver Tramway as to scheduling and routing. The members involved in this program would like to hear suggestions from you as to bus routes and times busses should run. If you would like to make a suggestion, please write to Adolph Gomez, Chairman of the CRP, 612 Elati, Denver 80204.
Below are the new fares:
On April 14th, State Representative Betty Benavidez stated that she had begun a fast until the present legislative session ends, as a protest to the legislatures insensitivity to the human needs of the low and middle income residents of the state of Colorado.
Representative Benavidez decision to fast in protest came after three bills which she had introduced, regarding farmworkers, were killed in committee. She stated that the reason they were killed in committee was because the Labor and -Employment Committee is dominated by rural Republicans whose major concern is for farm interests instead of farmworkers. Mrs. Benavidez had hoped for a debate on the House floor to make all House members aware of the plight of the farmworkers and that only vested interest groups in Colorado have had meaningful legislation passed. Examples of the insensitivity of the 48tJi General Assembly to pass legislation that would help low income families are the defeat of the Landlord Tenant Bill, the denial of aid to Non-Public Schools, the closing of Mental Health Centers, the non-funding of the CHINS (Children in Need of Supervision) Program, and many others too numerous to mention.
Representative Benavidez feels that Colorado is presenting a very old and continuing attitude in denying farm workers equal representation in the labor movement. She feels however,
Basic Fare Senior Citizens (65+)
25 cents 25 cents 5 cents
New Child Center Care Open In May
The West Side Child Care Center, now located at 802 Lawrence, is expected to move into its new quarters on or about mid-May. Its. new location will be at 59 Elati and will be able to accommodate 57 children between the ages of 2Vz to 6.
There are two other aspects of the program which offer both a badly needed service and a chance for West Side residents to make extra money. The Day Care Homes are private homes licensed by the State to provide child care. The In-Home care is where a person, screened by the Social Service staff of West Side Child Care, goes into a home to care for children..
Children of working mothers, mothers in training, or mothers attending school are placed in either of the three aspects of the program. In most cases, the fee is minimal or none. Those who would want the child care must be residents of the Model Cities target areas.
There is now. active recruitment of Day-Care Homes and In-Home Mothers. For more information call: 893-3197.
that farmworkers in Colorado will continue to organize and unionize in spite of opposition by vested interest groups and with or without the help of the 48th General Assembly. -
Several people representing organizations, including many West Siders, gathered in the gallery of the House of Representatives Monday, April 19th in support of Representative Betty Benavidez fast. Richard Castro and Virginia Lucero, both members of the West Side Coalition, have joined Betty in her fast. At a press 5 conference at the State Capitol on April 22, many other people joined to fast with Representative Benavidez until the legislative session ends. There are presently indications that the session will not end until the last of April.
Jim Vigil New Recreation Director at Auraria Center
Jim/Vigil has been hired as the new Recreation Director of the Auraria Community Center. Jim is a graduate of Manual High School and attended Regis College where his major was Teaching and Coaching. He and his wife, Dee, and their three children; Theresa, Jimmy, and Patrick are life long residents of the Denver area. Jim has worked in retail, business, is a high school baseball star, and lists bowling and baseball as his major hobbies.
Jim brings with him to
the Center fresh ideas which can implement the already existing programs at Auraria as well as begin new ones. Jim has been playing an important role in the prop os e d-Comprehensive Summer Program which is being planned for the West Side.
Jim has accepted the position of Recreation Director at Auraria because he feels there is a need in the West Side for children to develop leadership qualities and also have a means to express themselves through recreation.
PAPERS SUPPORT WEST SIDE POSITION ON BUS TERMINAL
Program For West Side
The West Side Neighborhood (bounded by Alameda, Broadway Speer, Colfax Avenue and the Railroad tracks) is one of the four Denver areas receiving intensive planning under the federally-funded community renewal program. This program, scheduled to run for two years, will prepare a community-wide renewal strategy covering a comprehensive range of actions to improve each neighborhood. To accomplish this, the CRP will include: A. A city-side community renewal programing; B. A city-wide housing plan; C.
And a neighborhood development program.
A neighborhood planner has been assigned to develop a comprehensive plan for the West Side area. Working with a local eleven member neighborhood improvement board; problems and renewal needs will be identified; strategies for renewal treatment will be developed; appropriate actions will be programmed; necessary project proposals and applications for federal or local funding will be prepared; and projects will be initiated.
Members of the neighborhood improvement board include: Adolf Gomez (Chairman), Ramon LaCarra, Jack Lang (Secretary), Waldo Benavidez, (treasurer), Ruben Leal, Matti Nixon, Rose Valenzuelea,
Anna Flores, Jerry Garcia (Vice-Chairman), Joe Giron, Chuck Warner. Myles Rade-man is the neighborhood planner working with the West Side community.
Meetings of the Board are regularly scheduled for the first Thursday of each month. The next meeting is being held on May 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the West Side Action Center, 1312 Sante Fe Drive. All regular meetings are. open to the public.
At the present time, the community renewal program is establishing a neighborhood office on the West Side. This office will encourage greater interchange of information and ideas between the CRP and local residents. As soon as a definite location is found, the address and phone number will be published in this paper.
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Since pur last article concerning the Greyhound Bus Terminal, we have had significant expressions of support from City administrators and other community organizations throughout Denver. The Mayor and City Councilmen have voiced a concern, the Denver Planning Board passed a resolution against the Proposed site, and the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News both had editorials supporting our position. Anna Flores, a member of the West Side Coalition, traveled to San Francisco to meet with Greyhound Company Executives. As a result of Annas meeting and letters which have been written to the Greyhound people, a tentative meeting has been set with residents of the West Side for either the 4th, 5th, or 6th of May, the exact date yet to be confirmed. Other efforts to keep Greyhound from locating in the West Side are being made by the West Side Coalition such as an effort to exclude Bus Terminals from a B-4 Zone Bll|this would require a change of ordinance.
Please keeping sending letters of protest to:
J. L. Nageotte 371 Market Street San Francisco, California 94105 .
MEET CANDIDATES AT INNER CITY
On May 12th three of the candidates for city council will be at Denver Inner City Parish, 9th and Galapago. The three are Irving Hook, candidate at large, Felecia Muftich, candidate at large, and Warren Alexander, candidate for the school board. All residents are urged to come out and meet these candidates. Every voter in Denver will be voting for three council candidates this year; their district candidate, and two at large candidates.
These candidates and any others that we can get there will be at the Parish from 9:30 to 11 Wednesday morning the 12th. There will be free coffee and a chance to question the candidates.
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TRES HEROES MAS
benavidez ... no, lucero ... no, valdez ... no. y asi ese miercoles por la tarde se miro como tres hermanos en la causa v en la raza
tan bravamente pelearon
por protejer los derechos
del campesino olvidado
en el frio y bonito estado de Colorado.
blancos, morenos y un negro
hasta contar con veintiocho
por solo seis votos tristes
perdieron Una batalla
... pero ganaron la guerra
porque tras dos lagrimas yo vi
que ahora si hicimos raya
contra culebras y abuso
y que no me cuenten despues
que no tenemos poder,
tenemos corazon, inteligencia y carino
y estos tres heroes
bien lo demostraron ... benavides, hembra completa hasta dejo de comer ... valdez siempre hizo frente y lucero se defend! a muy valiente, dos dias mas de la historia chicana nueva nuestra, tres heroes mas mis hermanos tres orgullos mas chicanos. abelardo
THREE HEROES MORE
Benavidez NO, Lucero NO, Valdez NO. And thats the way it looked Wednesday afternoon like three comrades for la causa combating abuse against la raza.
Bravely they would fight
to protect the right
of the forgotten farmworkers plight
in the cold and beautiful state of Colorado.
.Whites, Chicanos, and one Black until there were six votes they need making it twenty eight if the majority lead.
. but they won the war because behind two tears I swore that now that we have made a ray against injustice and betray they wont count us later on as a people with power gone.
We have Love, intelligence, and affection
and these three heroes who have fought for our protection.
Two more days of history befall
as all three legislatures showed it well .
Benavidez complete woman abstained from food Valdez and Lucero valiant defenders you can no exclude.
Chicana new ours three heroes more my brothers three more proud Chicanos.
* Translated from abelardos "Tres Heroes Mas.
Although it is the policy of the Recorder to not print poetry,\ we felt that the tneme of this one was so timely that we would do so this once. .
The West Side Recorder Staff Appreciates Your Cooperation
Once again we would like to send out a word of thanks to all those people on the mailing list who have sent in a contribution to the RECORDER. We still hope to hear from the rest of you. A couple of special thanks this month go to Mr. Gene Gauberger who sent in $15, and to radio station KHOW which is giving us some free advertisement space on their air waves. Thanks Gene, and thanks to Jean Naylor of KHOW.
Thanks to the following people who sent in donations:
Lena Archuleta, Werner D. ScRnakerberg, Philip W. Perdew, West High School, and Mile Hi Council of the Girl Scouts.
RALLY FOR CANDIDATES SPONSORED BY MAPA
MAPA is planning a political rally for all candidates at 1110 Santa Fe Drive on Saturday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Free beer will be served. Everyone is invited to come and meet the candidates.
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This issue of the Recorder begins the 8th year of publication for the West Side Recorder. It has come a long way in those 8 years. It is the desire of all of us that it continue to grow and serve the community in the next 8 years.
In the last issue of the West Side Recorder, in the column entitled Our Position, some opinions were set forth by the writer. It seems that the article was an attempt to judge some of the actions that have taken place in the West Side. The mention of John Venturas activities on the West Side are very important because I feel that anyone who involves himself, in spite of whatever limitations he might have, deserves recognition but by the same token, for the West Side Recorder to use the article as an indictment against the people who have recently become active on the West Side is very petty. I feel that in spite of Mr. Venturas efforts, the West Side has deteriorated and declined as a residential and family community. Therefore, the aggressive efforts to change the status quo of the West Side, by life-long residents, is very much needed.
The point made about militant sounding West Side agency people and community leaders shying away from the 16th of September events until it became safe shows a lack of knowledge of the political considerations that are ever present. It is obvious to many of those who did not participate that the event was a political football to promote a third party and many of the people that did not agreie with that philosophy did not participate for that very reason.
In response to the accusation that the Chairman of the Auraria Board wrote that "the Board contemplates no further changes, the writer excluded a few words that make the difference. The statement was "The Board contemplates no further changes at this time. The change that was made in Mr. Venturas case was made by the new director of the Center, not the Board; therefore, the statement was correct.
I believe that the most damaging statement in the article was the fear expressed by the writer that Johns position can not be filled by a community person. The article clearly stated that "we have no fully qualified community organizer on the West Side. This statement shows a lack of confidence in. the ability of West Side residents to perform satisfactorily if given the opportuni-ty.
Finally, I would like to add that it is my belief that in a community such as the West Side where there is constant turmoil by many factions and pressures, that we should not fear change but that change, if created by community people who are aware of their needs and their problems, can be for the best."
Personal Dignity More Valuable Than Price of Ice Cream Cone
Mrs. Marie Saltzgaber of southwest Denver has nothing over us in the righteous indignation department. She is the lady who was terribly upset about people buying ice cream from Mr. Softee trucks with food stamps. Her attitude, which is shared by many other citizens, upsets us even more.
It is our position that most of the people receiving food stamps deserve them and that they are rightfully theirs. Therefore it seems that as long as they are spent for food it is really' none of our business whether it is a "wise purchase- in our opinion. Just what do you think would happen if your employer told you how to spend your pay check? After all it was his money before he gave it to you. Of. course you earned it, but so did many of the people receiving food stamps, earn the right To receive them. In this day and age it is almost impossible to not be a taxpayer in one form or other. (And how about all the people who never really earn their paychecks or receive money they never earned?)
The real problem is that many people, in the very deep-* est parts of themselves, do not really believe that most persons receiving assistance deserve it. Instead of seeing it as help for a fellow citizen, they feel it is a handout of their hard earned money tQ someone less worthy than themselves. Therefore they have a right to dictate how that money is spent.
When will we begin to treat fellow citizens as equals? No law can ever guarantee equal opportunities, but our law does promise equal rights to all citizens. Lets make it come true.
Integration Necessary for Best Schools
In our last issue we tried to do two things with the school situation: first we tried to explain the various possible integration plans to the West Side and how they would affect us, and second we tried to present the feelings of a good number of West Siders ^bout this situation. Now I feel" that it is time to present the feeling of most of the Westside Action Ministry. We do this to both give courage to others in the community who feel the way we do, and to hopefully challenge some of the people who feel differently, but who have not really thought through the alternatives.
We support full school integration. We feel that there is no other way to give equal cultural, social, educational benefits to all children. We feel that a fair and meaningful education for every child in Denver should be the real issue. It is obvious to us that the children on the West Side are not getting a fair and meaningful education. There are many reasons for this that I could list again, but choose hot to. The only way that we see to overcome the problems that cause up to 70% dropout of a class from the time it enters first grade on the West Side and the time the class graduates from West High, is through integration of the schools. This is not a cure all. Hopefully it will bring equal educational benefits to our children as they go to school here or in the more suburban areas.
Second, we feel that only through integration can we overcome some of the many social and cultural barriers that we as a society have set up and many times refuse to deal with.
Thirdly, if bussing is the only way to bring about integration then we support bussing as a necessary means to an end of good and equal education. j
I would like to quote from Madestella C. Holcomb in a column that appeared in the Denver Post last month:
"What we do not realize is that there could be a pot of gold at the end of the bus ride. There could be black children and white children and brown children; there could be rich and poor' children, bright and slow chil: dren there could be an integrated education which is truly the best education.
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Mrs. Dodds Runs For School Board
.Vivian Dodds, 1565 South Dexter Way, has' announced her candidacy for the Denver Board of Education, seeking election on a platform to increase effective citizen involvement inboard decisions.
iMrs. Dodds, herself the mother of three school children, declared: "Denverites must v find forays to work together again for the educational benefit of &11 .children. The school board has a special responsibility to encourage cooperation. I suggest each board member become a specialist in the problems of a geographic area and .regularly attend meetings of Dne high school advisory council. Board decisions would then better reflect the varied concerns and desires of all parts of the community.*
'She termed* adequate finance *a constant problem and said: "Programs must be continually reevaluated, and new ones developed, to make the, best use of available monies. School board sets spending priorities; it needs community advice to do the best job.
"Elementary and early' childhood programs need more emphasis. This is where class size should be lowest, materials most varied and plentiful, and greatest efforts made to individualize programs.
Mrs. Dodds has been actively concerned with school affairs as past chairman of the Denver League of Women Voters* Education Committee, and as a member of the Ellis School Budget Advisory Committee.; Two of her children attend Hallett School, the oldest is at. Merrill. A graduate of Cornell, she is the wife of a University of Denver faculty member, and was formerly a public health nurse.
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The old Santa Fe Hotel at 1100 Santa Fe Drive has been purchased by a group of people who have formed La Santa Fe Inc. They are Leroy Chavez, Lupe Carlos, Marcus Medrano, Charles Garcia, and Carmen Quintana.
The plans for this building include 10 offices, for rent, a meeting hall and a dance hall. The dance hall would be available for rent for weddings and parties. The building Has a lot of space and there are a lot of plans for the entire building in the near future.
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Why hasnt the Santa Fe Theater re-opened since the furnace was repaired? The Recorder has received various calls from residents inquiring when it will open:
. All we know is that the West Side suffers from this state of affairs as the Santa Fe is our only local theater except for the Mayan on Broadway. What with the other "attractions on Broadway, were not sure it is the place to go with a family. The Santa Fe is also the only theater showing Mexican films that is easily reached by all West Siders.
Just wondering Mr. Yeager and Mr. Gallegos When does the Santa Fe opeiji?
Room 102 at Fairmont School saved money so that they could attend the Ice Capades when they were in Denver. They saved more than $80 and were able to pay for every ones tickets, some guests, parking fees and refreshments afterwards at their teachers house. They attended on April 14 and had a grand time. The pictures show them just before leaving the school. Miss Gerrv Jean Moore is the teacher.
Mothers are needed to work the hours their children are in school. Full days, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or shorter hours if desired. There are full time and part time openings, substitutes are also needed. Beginning salary is $1.85 per hoqr plus benefits and chance for advancement. Call or apply at Denver Public Schools, 2525 West Sixth Ave., Room 216, phone 266-2255, Ext. 408 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
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Scout Troop 242 Holds Investiture Court of Honor
Girl Scout Troop 242 from Fairmont School, held an investiture and court of honor on' April 22. About 8 mothers watched as the girls held a color guard, lit candles standing for their Girl Scout promise and laws,'' and received their pins and badges they had earned. Refreshments Were served afterwards.'
, Girls participating in the ceremony were: Sandy Baca, J.uanita Dominguez, Esther Guedea, Shirley Herrera, Tammy Velasquez, Patty Walthery, Lena Vigil, Mary Arellano. Annette Gallegos Roberta Wade and JoleneJYuiillo Troop leader is, Mrs. Elizabeth Perez.
Fairmont PTA Flea Market On May 7
The Fairmont PTA is sponsoring a Flea Market on May 7. It will be in the school auditorium between 12 noon and 6 p.m. There will be a wide selection of clothing, kitchen and table ware and knickknacks.
The PTA wishes to thank all the parents and friends who helped make the paper drive in March a huge success. A little over 8 tons of paper was collected and sold for $40/ The money was used to purchase, some additional recreational-equipment for the school. A special thank you goes to Miss Billie Hunter, physical educa-Â§ tion teacher, who coordinated the drive.
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Head Start Children Hear Musicians in Park
Head Start children of Aura-ria Community Center, 1212 Mariposa, were treated to one half hour of fun and music on April 6 in Lincoln Park. A rythm ensemble including timpani, snare drums, marimbas, and a cello led by Mr. Walter Charles of the Colorado Philharmonic presented several short pieces that emphasized each of the instruments in the ensemble. The program was narrated by Mr. Charles with the help of puppets behind the stage.
The program began with an introduction to each of the instruments. The children were asked to join the musicians to actually play the instruments. Then followed a musical "story in which voices and sounds of the forest were portrayed by the instruments, with audience participation. The children responded enthusiastically to the presentation.
The April 6 program was the last in a seYies of seventy concerts that have been presented through the year to Head Start centers in the Denver area by the Colorado Philharmonic, Jr. League of Denver, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and Denver Musicians Local 20. Mr. Charles said that the performers enjoyed giving concerts which "spark the imaginations of the children. This one certainly did.
Metro State to Hold Summer Classes On Hispano and Chicano
According to Rueben E. Aguirre, coordinator of Hispano Studies at MSC, a summer workshop regarding contemporary problems of Hi spa-nos and Chicanos is being offered for graduate credit by Adams State College in cooperation with Metropolitan State College. The workshop will be conducted from June 14 through July 16, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. daily, at Metropolitan State College, Glenarm 207, 1222 Glenarm Place.
The workshop, directed by Dr. Daniel T. Valdes, Chairman of the Division of Behavioral Sciences, and Mr. Rueben E. Aguirre,.. assistant professor of Education and coordinator of Hispano Studies, will offer six quarter hours pf graduate credit at a tuition cost of seventy-two dollars. These hours can be credited toward re-certifiCation for teachers.
The "Topics in Minority Studies Workshop will concern itself with the examination of current social trends, placed in historical perspective, relative to the Hispano in U.S. society. It is primarily intended for teachers and others who are interested in obtaining knowledge of, contemporary Hispanic needs. Emphasis will be placed on developing a curriculum to meet the needs of the Hispano
and Chicano on a local as well as regional scale. Additional emphasis will be put on under- standing the beauty and strength of cultural pluralism as a model for society.
A feature of the workshop will be the utilization of fhe educational materials available through the recently, established Metropolitan State College Minority' Education Center. For the first time, students will have access to the sixty-thousand feet of video tape, thousands of slides, books, posters and photographs pertaining to minorities.
Registration for the workshop will be held during the first class session. Those enrolling for graduate work need not pre-register or be admitted to graduate program at Adams State College. Undergraduates will, also, register at the first meeting of the workshop.
There is a "sitting-room limitation as to the number who can register for the workshop. A letter or telephone call indicating a firm intention to register will be sufficient to insure a reservation for the course. Write or call:
Mr. Rueben Aguirre Metropolitan State College Telephone: 292-5190 Ext. 352
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Que Retumbe Nuestra Cultura
"Cuando Los Huaraches Se Acaban sera una de las dan-zas presentada por los estu-diantes bilineiies de Baker Jr.-High el 10.de mayo, dia.de las madres en Mexico. Por todas partes del mundo se honra tal dia, aun en distintas feehas. Igualmente las clases bilingiies 'y clases de espanol has escogi-* do esta fecha, no solamente para hotirar a las madres, pero para hohrar nuestra cultura.
-Durante la semana de 10 de mayo Baker sera la escena de, "Heritage Week, semana de herencias y costumbres. Todas areas de Baker retumbaran con studios de nuestra cultura. Nuestra herencia sera demons-trada en las materias, las com-idas, las danzas, y en compe-tencias de la vestidura.
El ambiente de Baker reson-
ara con nuestra cultura cual hemos siempre de tener vib-rante a traves de los ninos para que sobreviva.
Tambien para los estudiantes quienes ya saben el ingles, Baker presenta clases en espanpl. El senor Albino Cordova es el instructor de espanol. La sehora Susan Rivera instructa las clases bilinqiies. Tenemos tambien una maestra estudiante, Senora Martha Perrin y una asistenta, Gloria Alvarado,
Baker Jr. High es la uniea escuela de este nivel cual acomoda nihos monolingiies. El objetivo aqui es aprender ingles como segundo idioma. Pero el mismo tiempo seguir aprehdiendo su idioma nativa. Asi es que permanecemos muy agradecidos de tener clases bilingiies en Baker.
Students at the Street Academy
Pito Aragon door of the Street Academy at 1717 Federal Blvd. ____
Mayor of Denver
New Name Address For Extension Center
The* new West Side Street Academy Central located at 1717 Federal, is funded by Model Cities, and the State and run by Denver Public School.
The project was designed by John Doyle and Tom Stevens who are. teaching in the project along with Mrs. Billye Heiser. Stella Sailas is the community aide for this project. The West Side Street Academy replaced the Baker Extension Center.
John Doyle has been working in the West Side -18 years. He served on the West Side Action Council and has been involved in many community projects. He has been teaching at Baker Jr. High School for 9 years.
My Doyle and Mr. Stevens
have taken those students that were with them at the Baker Extension Center and added more students from Rishel and Lake, all of the students have had serious school problems. It is the goal of the Center to correct those problems and put students back in school. All the students that are in this project volunteered.
. Tom Stevens also serves on the West Side Action Council and was a Spanisli teacher at Baker Jr. High.
Billye Heiser has not taught before but as one of the students says, "She is doing a pretty good job.^j
Stella Sailas was working at West High School as a Community, aide for a year and
was working at the West Side Health Center.
The West Side Street Academy should be around for many years and the teachers and staff hope to see this center truly serve the West Side.
DALE T00LEY HAS PROMISED TO HELP US IMPROVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE AREAS OF HOUSING, POLICE PROTECTION AND A MORE RESPONSIVE
The following is a partial list of the many West Siders who are supporting Dale Tooley for Mayor:
Mary Aguirre Videlia Medrano Anna Flores John Flores Ruben Leal Jim Hall Jerry Garcia Ramiro Gruz-Aedo Max Sanchez Charline Francis Adolph Gomez Elaine Snyder Josephine Snyder Marcello Cabus Vina Cabus Germaine Aragon Rachel Guedea Ruperto Guedea, Jr.
Carlos Padilla Arthur Valadez Theresa Valadez Virginia Martinez Isabel Castellano Fred Pollard Waldo Benavidez State Rep.
Betty. Benavidez Alberta Crespin Manuel Lara Rose Lara Ethel Coleman Clifford. Partney Leona Partney Jo Ann Lara Fr. Franciscus Don Schierling
MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT REMEMBER TO VOTE ELECTION DAY-MAY 18th
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New Art Classes
At West High
There are many new things happening at West High this semester There has been so much interest shown in art that we have acquired a new teacher. The art department how has four teachers, each teaching a .special field. Mr. Don Bradley has .just come to us, after many years of experience at Horace Mann, as our new drawing and painting teacher. Miss Myrtice Patty has happily returned to her ceramics classes after a semester away from West. Miss Kathy Kromroy is teaching all jewelry classes, to an enthusiastic crowd of students. Mrs. Jeanne Hill has her students^ hard at work .in commercial art.
The students and teachers are anxiously awaiting the results of the annual Scholastic Art Show held at May D&F. The show Started February 20 and ran through March 6, 1971. We have sent entries from Carla Casewit, Harry Chacon, Michael Duran, Thomas Duran, Wilbur Garcia, Ray Hurtado, Vincent Martinez,.
About 55 persons, including a School Board member, visited Elmwood School on School-
Community Day. The visitors were treated to a variety of entertainment. There was music, dancing, science exhibits, a puppet show and a marble and jacks tournament.
In the evening, Mr. Summers sixth graders presented a musical program that they also gave at the city-wide sixth grade concert oh May .2.
On April 21 the Mothers Club at Elmwood honored the faculty and staffs with a meal. Tacos, tamales, tostados, chile, frijoles, arroz and dessert were served. A Mother-Daughter Style Show is planned next. It will include an arts and. crafts demonstration in the program.
Ruthie Riggs, Alan Sansted, Michele Thyfault, Christine Welborn, and Michael Zambrano. Were keeping our fingers crossed that West High entries win several awards.
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Neighborhood representatives from the West Side Action Center are organizing Block Clubs in Target Area "E. The purpose of organizing such clubs throughout the neighborhood is to inform the residents of services provided by the West Side Action Center and to determine what issues the residents are concerned about.
Mrs. Hope Romero was elected president of the Block Club #1 in hex area. They have shown films on drug abuse among teen-agers. Also, club members are concerned about summer recreation programs at Daily Park and this was the issue discussed at a recent meeting.
The Lincoln Park area resi-. dents have had several meetings and some of the issues which they have expressed concern over are drug abuse, street lighting and summer recreation programs.
If you are concerned about issues..or programs in your neighborhood contact John Rios, or Carmen Quintana, neighborhood representatives who work in Tract 21 which covers Sixth Avenue to Mississippi and Broadway to Platte River; neighborhood reps. Dolores Tapia and Gilbert Tafoya who work in Tract 12 which covers, the Auraria site and Tract 19 which covers Kalamath to Osage and Sixth Avenue to Colfax; neighborhood reps. Edwin Martinez and Liz Ja-quez who work in Tract 18 Kalamath to Speer and Colfax to Sixth Avenue and Tract 20 Speer to Broadway and Colfax to Speer. The neighborhood reps.. can be contacted at the West Side Action Center at 534-5141.
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Fairmont had a Fiesta and Potluck and it was a smashing success. Over 600 people came, and brought their favorite Mexican dish or other food to share with others. The tamales did run out before everyone was served because that at least twice as many people came as -were expected by the replies. The homemade tortillas, made and donated by various mothers did almost reach. The gym was decorated with pinatas, streamers, murals, and huge table bouquets of tissue paper flowers, all made by the pupils. The halls were lined with posters announcing the fiesta, also made by the pupils.
The Arnold Gonzalez family and Los Unicos provided music in the auditorium as families' finished their meal. At seven oclock the second and third graders presented a program. Room 207 under the direction of Miss Trujillo sang and acted out a song about a toy shop. Rooms 208, 212, and 218, (Miss Seidel, Mrs. Webb, and Mrs. Shuman) sang and acted "Hawaiian Rainbows and "Don Gato.: All the performances included costumes and
Dorothy Jean Urban Wins Betty Crocker Homemaker Award
The dancing class that meets once a week after school did a Mexican dance. A short business meeting with presentation of candidates for next years PTA officers followed. The grand finale was the breaking of two pinatas filled with candy, nuts and pennies. The lower grade children broke one and the upper grades the oth-
A big thank you is due all the pupils, teachers, and parents who worked very hard to make the Fiesta a success. Room 213, Mr. Van Trees, made the table decorations; Room 113, Mr. Richardson, the big pinata; Room 116, Mrs. Le Doux, the little pinatas; Room 216, Mrs. Stroy, name tags; Room 105, Mr. Harrington, Aztec mural; and Room 103, Miss Phillips, the Spanish mural. Special mention should go to Dino Castellano who made the three sided metizo head. And a very special thank you to teacher Mrs. Martha Bohlmann who coordinated the whole affair.
West Highs 1971 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow is senior Dorothy Jean Urban. Selected for her performance in a written knowledge and attitude examination administered to senior girls on Dec. 1, Dorothy has received a specially designed award from General Mills, sponsor of the annual education program. Additionally, she is now eligible for state and national honors, including one of 102 college scholarships totaling $110,000.
The national first-place winner the 1971 Betty Crocker All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow will receive a $5,000 educational grant. She will be chosen this spring from 51 Homemakers of Tomorrow representing each state and the District of Columbia at the close of an expense-paid educational tour of Washington, D.C., and Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Each of the state winners will be accompanied on this tour by a school advisor. Second-, third- and fourth-place national winners will be awarded $4,000, $3,000 and $2,000 scholarships; the other State Homemakers of Tomorrow will receive $1,500 grants.
State judging .centers on scores of school winners in the Dec. 1 test, with personal observation and interviews during the tour added factors in national selections. Second-ranking Homemakers of Tomorrow in each state receive $500 educational grants. The school of every $1,500 scholarship winner receives a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Have you checked the lost and found box at your school lately? School will be closing in a month and many items have not been claimed. Every year items of value are given to Goodwill because they are not claimed. If your child lost something at school this year, check that lost and found box, maybe it is there!
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West Sider Announces For School Board
Mrs. Soledad Martinez has announced her candidacy for one of three vacant positions on the Denver School Board.
As a student of Metropolitan State College, Mrs. Martinez is aware of the bureaucracy within the educational system. Her platform includes evaluating of teacher salaries and the elimination of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Sole-dad cites "inequality of education and the bureaucratic structure as the main problems which the core-city; schools presently face.
Mrs, Soledad Martinez lives with her husband, Manuel, and their two children, Nacha, 2, and Lucha, 11 months, at 1369 Navajo.
JOBS FOR TEENS
The West Side Youth Center, located at 1439 Navajo, has announced that they have a list of job openings for teen-agers. These jobs are both part-time and full-time. Some are for the summer only and others are for June graduates.'
Fred Viarrial, job counselor at the Center, has stated that salaries vary according to the nature of the jobs.
For more information contact Fred or Leonard Vigil, director at the Center, which opens at 9 a".m. daily, or call at 255-5493.
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Last fall a group of girls at Elmwood School began meeting as a Girl Scout Troop. In January they were registered as Troop 1423 just in time to take part in the annual cookie sale. They were very' enthusiastic and sold 50 cases of cookies, making $30 to keep for their troop.
However, they have a big problem. At present they have no leader. Unless someone is willing to give some time to work with these girls all their efforts will be lost. They will also lose the chance to do all those great things Girl Scouts do. The girls have not. lost their enthusiasm, but how long can they wait before they do? They have not met with a regular leader for over a month.
If you are interested in girls and in seeing them develop into mature young ladies, why not volunteer? Call Rachel Guedea, 266-1445 or Cathy Brunnick, Inner City Parish, 244-2636. You dont need to know anything about Scouting, training is available.
Area Meetings With Candidates
The Denver County Council of PTA has announced the following schedule of open meetings in the Denver High Schools, in order that people in all areas of Denver may have an opportunity to hear the candidates for election to the Board of Education. Each candidate will have time to make his own comments before the meeting is opened for questions from the floor.
DATES AND PLACES FOR CANDIDATE MEETINGS May 6, 1971 John F. Kennedy High School.
Bilingual Program Activities Many
Something is always happening in the Bilingual Program at Elmwood. On April 22 the Denver Community College course on the History of the Southwest and Spanish was completed. Those who finished the class were Isabel Castellano, caymond Cruz, Laura Gu-rule, Manuel Martinez, Arthur Montoya, Estelle Rangel, Lelia Romero, Jane Rosen, Marcia Scheidler, Shirley Schoene, Vera Tibbs, and Gloria Vigil. Mr. Salvadore Carpio and Mr. Orlando Sandoval were the instructors.
Various inservice training sessions have taken place. Mr. Fernando Caneda, linguist from Whittier College in California and Mr. Jose Contreras of Austin, Texas, have been among those providing such training.
On May 1, Dr. John Aragon and Dr. Mari-Luci Ulibarri from the University of New Mexico were consultants for a faculty workshop. A similar workshop for parents of bilingual program pupils was held on May 2 with Dr. Simon Gonzales, Assistant to the Chancellor of the University of California. Dr. Gonzales, who is presently serving as the chairman of' the National Educational Task Force of La Raza, spoke on how parents can become more directly involved in the education of their children.
Mrs. Beatrice Cruz has recently taken over the teacher aide position left vacant by Mrs. Tillie Archuleta, who had to resign because of illness.
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Comida de Olla A la Mexicana is the name that the judges selected as the one best describing the Mexican Pot Luck supper sponsored by the Parent Advisory Committee of the Bilingual Program at Elmwood. Mr. Jose Valadez, who received a transistor radio donated by the House of CM on West Alameda, made the winning suggestion.
Thanks to the Mothers Club, the Human Relations Committee, the Elmwood staff and faculty, the Bilingual Community Aides, and the parents from all grade levels, the evening was one to remember with food and fun for all. As you may have guessed, there were all kinds of Mexican foods brought to be shared.
Music was furnished by Frank Quintana and Dan Candelaria. Accordionist Violet Guerrera, also performed. Door prizes were contributed by the following West Side area merchants: Aspen Furniture, Cameron Barber Shop, Denver Laundry, La Mode Furniture, Meza Drugs, Red and White Grocery and Salas Barber Shop.
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Laurence (Lolo) Gonzales, 4V-> years old, had a home accident. He tumbled down the stairs and spent 2 days in Denver General Hospital. Lolo now has a black eye. He is the grandson of Mrs. Agapito Sandoval of 1230 W. Tenth Ave.
Lincoln Park Boys Club, 721 W. 8th Ave. Outstanding Boy of the Month, Bill Benavidez, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Benavidez, 1209 W. 9th Ave.; Gym, Paul
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Bill Watts is home from St. Anthonys Hospital where he was treated for insulin shock. He thanks his friends, Mrs. Juanita Tafoya and family who took him to the hospital when he became ill. Bill lives at 1261 W. Tenth Ave.
John Sandoval, son ot Agapita Sandoval of 1230 W. Tenth Ave., will be entering the U.S. Air Force on May 12.
He will be stationed in Montana. John attended West High School and Denver Op-Torres, 8, son of Mr. and portunity School and is pres-Mrs. Vincent Torres, 926 ently employed at Beth Israel Lipan St.; Game Room, Adam Hospital.
Farris, 9, son of Mrs. Pat Farris, 653 Inca St.
The Two Tone Used Furniture Store opened on April 1 at 774 Santa Fe Dr. Hours are 9-8:30 on Mondays thru Fridays and 9-5 on Saturday. Besides selling used furniture, they also will purchase new furniture direct from the factory showman for their customers. Herman Top and Hershall Roberson are the managers.
J-A-K at 136 Elati has a brand new coat of paint. Really looks nice and freshens up the neighborhood. They are regular advertisers in the Recorder.
Amy Martinez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Demonsthenes Martinez of 1273 W. Tenth Ave., left for Taos, New Mexico on April 15. She went to take care of her grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Chacon, who is ill. Amy will be back in June, when she will enter the Â£>tudy Field Center located at the Crusade for Justice Ttaleloco School. She will study Social services.
Mrs. Elvira Josue is a new staff member at the Los Ninos Head Start Center, 430 West 9th. Her children Brian and Traci .have attended that Center all year.
Manuel Basquez had a birthday party March 27. Many of Manuels friends and relatives attended. Games were played and there was cake and ice cream. He is 4 years old. Manuel and Inez Basquez of 826 Fox St. are his parents.
Mrs. Victoria Martinez of 118 Fox Street is on a trip to Juarez, Mexico, with her son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Martinez.
Mr. Henry Maestes of 769 Elati has received a scholarship from the University of Denver.
John Martinez of 1273 W. Tenth Ave. is home from the Navy where he spent 2 years. He was aboard the USS Hancock Aircraft Carrier. John went to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, and Viet Nam. He has taken meat cutting training and plans to continue thqt trade.
The Greenlee Bi-lingual Mothers Club made oyer $60 with their burrito sale in March. On April 27 they had a Mexican lunch sale to raise some more money. One of the members, Mrs. Morales, had a baby daughter, .Estela, on April 6. Felicitaciones a la familia Morales.
anda Rivera went to Chemayo, New Mexico to pay a visit to the church of Mi Senor de Esquipula during the Easter season. From inside this ancient adobe church, Mrs. Rivera gathered red sand that is blessed by the priest and brought home. Worshipers anoint themselves with this sand in the belief that it will help with their afflictions. Mrs. Rivera resides at 875 Lipan St.
Girl Scout Troop- 1028 has new leaders. They are Mrs. Marie Sandoval and Miss Gwen Blake. The former leader, Mrs. Betty Shattuck, has moved to Thornton. The girls are working on completing their cooking badge and preparing for their investiture.
. Cynthia Archuletta, fifth grader at Elmwood School, scored 37 points out of a possible 40 and won a blue certificate at a recent gymnastics meet at East High School. Cynthia had perfect scores in the headstand and the cartwheel, 8 points on the dive, and 9 on the forward roll.
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West Side Calendar
This. calendar has something of importance for just about everyone who lives or works on the West Side.
May 7 Friday White Elephant Sale Fairmont School.
May 8 ^ Saturday 12 noon-6 p.m. ^ Political Rally sponsored by MAP A, 2 p.m., 1110 Santa Fe Dr. Public invited.
May 12 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. HS Westside Action Ministry at St. Josephs Church Public. welcome.
May 12 -? Wednesday Meet the candidates at Inner City Parish 9:30 to .11 a.m. Public welcome.
May 17 Monday 7:30 West Side Recorder Staff Meeting at Men-nonite Youth Center, 9th and Elati, any West Sider is welcome to attend.
May 18 Tuesday All Day J| City Elections Dont forget to vote:
May 19 Wednesday 7:30 West Side Caoli-tion at Auraria.
Dale Tooley is a citizen politician.
He will be a Mayor who cut's red tape instead of ribbons.
He will revise Tramway's fifty year old route plans so the buses go where people want to go.
He will use the Mayor's veto power to take City Council politics out of day to day zoning.
Dale Tooley will make the changes we need at City Hall.
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