WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 8 Number 5
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
COMMUNITY CONTROL THROUGH REZONING
Mayor Supports West Side Rezoning
In an article in the Denver Post, Mayor McNichols voiced his approval of rezoning approximately a 17 block area on the near West Side. The Mayor said, Apparently it is the desire of people in the community to save their neighborhood, rather than let it erode with warehouses, etc.
The Mayor also said, The neighborhood has the same connotation as other neighborhoods, their homes, their roots, their thoughts are there, and to tear them up would be unthinkable. *
The Denver Post on September 28th, in an editorial endorsed the efforts of the West Side to rezone their neighborhood. The West Side Coalition, sponsors of the rezoning effort, is encouraging everyone to write their councilman supporting the rezoning
effort. Councilman Gene DiManna has also expressed support to many of the West Side residents. If you wish to contact him concerning the rezoning write to 2336 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, Colorado, 80211.
It is very important that our councilman persuade the other twelve councilmen about the necessity to rezone portions of the West Side, if the community is to remain as a viable residential neighborhood.
A very important step has been taken with approval of the Planning Board, September 16, of the rezoning. They voted unanimously in favor of it. With the Mayors added support, the endorsement of the Denver Post, and the enthusiasm of the West Side community, we would hope that City Council responds favorably.
Olympic Press Village Plans In Progress
As everyone probably knows by now, the 1976 Winter Olympics is to be hosted by the city of Denver. There have been mixed feelings expressed by many residents of the state as to whether the Olympics would be an asset or detrimental to Coloradoans. The obvious beneficiaries of any undertaking as massive as the Olympics, usually are the big business interests. Many statements have been made by individuals, such as the mayor, about the benefits the Olympics would have on the residents of Colorado.
So far the only tangible benefit that we can see is the possible after use of the housing that will be constructed for the Olympics. The West Side Coalition and Denver Community Development Corporation (DCDC) together with other interest-
ed organizations are working toward that end. Recently the mayor directed the Planning Office to search for a site on the West Side for the Olympic Press Housing. This decision by the mayor, to locate the Press Village on the West Side could be beneficial in helping re-develop our neighborhood, if the mayor and others in positions of power do not loose sight of the prime objective of locating the housing on the West Side.
The objective is the after use of the Press Village for low and moderate income families. The West Side Coalition feels that only if the residents of the West Side have the major voice in the development of the Press Village will we the residents benefit from such a project.
Waldo Benavidez expressed some of the concerns felt by See Page 8
West Siders Would you like to help support the West Side Recorder in a new way? In the past many of you have contributed news items and the staff hopes you will continue to do so. But we feel that many of you would also be glad to contribute financially. Most of the money to pay for the costs of putting out the Recorder comes from grants and agencies. Since the paper goes to each West Side home and business free of charge, we would like to
see more residents and businessmen share in the financial support of it through gifts and donations. Some may even want to make a pledge to give monthly. The Recorder will carry an honor list of all donors each month. All contributions are tax deductible. Donations should be mailed or brought to the West Side Recorder c/o Jerry Garcia, Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago St. 80204. Lets show once again that the Recorder is our paper. Thank you.
Contest Deadline Draws Near
The contest sponsored by the West Side Coalition to name the mini-park development at Fourth and Galapago is rapidly drawing to a close. The deadline date has been set for November 5. The winner of the contest will receive a fifty dollar cash prize for his or her efforts.
A committee of a youth, a religious, a legislator and a neighborhood resident will make a selection from the names submitted. Thus far response has been light. If you have a suggestion for a name, mail it to the West Side Coalition, 910 Galapago Street, Denver, Colorado, 80204.
There are several limitations as to what or who the park may be named after. Those names that are submitted must comply with the
following city regulations: If the name requested is that of an event, it shall be an event which directly affected or affects the citizens of the City and County of Denver; a facility may be named for important persons in Denver, the state of Colorado, national or international history.
A facility may be named for the area in which it is located. If a name is submitted which commemorates a historical event, the event shall be one of significance to a substantial portion of the Denver community and this fact will be documented. A park cannot be named for service clubs, lodges, fraternal organizations, religious or educational institutions, or any other society. The park may be named for living See Page 8
Proposed Name of Park Reason Why---------
Few tools are available to neighborhood residents who wish to preserve the quality of their communities. The zoning process, which is often misunderstood, is one such tool. Until quite recently, zoning was exclusively controlled by businessmen and land speculators, not through evil intentions, but because they were the only ones who became familiar with the complex laws. This is changing rapidly. Neighborhood groups a-round the city are becoming aware of the potentials of proper zoning. They are seeking technical advice on how the zoning process can best be used, and are submitting applications to bring zoning into line with community desires.
The present Denver Zoning Ordinance designates twenty-nine different zoning classifications. Every parcel of land in the entire city is included under one of the various zone classifications.
A master zoning map was adopted by City Council many years ago. If anybody desires to change a zone, he must seek an amendment to the zoning map. Every zoning classification permits certain types of uses. For instance, an R-2 zone allows residential structures to be built, but not businesses. The zoning ordinance lists what is permitted in each zone. If someone desires to erect a structure in a zone in which such structure is not permitted, he must seek a See Page 8
THIS ISSUE OF
William Funk United
Bank of Denver 100
First Avenue Pres-
byterian Church 10
Family & Friends 10
Lutheran Church 10
Inner City Parish 20
Catholic Church 10
St. John's Lutheran
Catholic Church 20
Methodist Church 10
West Side Coalition 10
Greenlee School 20
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VOTE OCTOBER 26
May we remind you that you will again have the opportunity to exercise your right and responsibility as a citizen to vote on October 26 in the school bond issue. Regardless of how you vote; be sure and VOTE. Remember that all eligible voters may vote on a bond issue, not just property owners as it was at one time. Also remember that the bond issue will not affect the new building at Elmwood or the addition at Fairmont as the money for these buildings has already been allocated.
Alberta Crespin has been a staff member of the West Side Recorder longer than any of the present staff except the editor. In addition to getting the news and helping with makeup; she has contributed the most by encouraging others to be involved. Mrs. Crespin, the mother of three children, in addition to being active in other West Side community organizations is a student at Metropolitan State College studying sociology and Chicano history, working with UMAS.
Her children are Vincent, a 7th grader; Raymond, 4th grade, and Lupe, 3rd grade. All attend St. Josephs School where the boys play football.
Again the West Side Recorder wants to congratulate the committee who made the events of September 16 a great success. Each year a larger segment of the Mexican American community has responded to their heritage as it was expressed on that day. The celebration of September 16 brings to the attention of not only the Mexican American but also the other America, the important role the Mexican American has played in American history. When such a large percentage of the American population represents a minority group, it is important for our nation to hear much about its culture.
Although the event has just been celebrated, we need to look forward to the coming year and give suggestions to make September 16 an expression for all of the Mexican American community. Next time lets have the band of West High play. Its a festive occasion and music sure would add to it. Many West Siders were disappointed that no special events were planned specifically for the West Side. A number of special events should have been planned following the parade. We need to give each segment within the Mexican American community a place to express its celebration, since we are aware that no person or group speaks for the other.
So that we can obtain a large representation for that day, it is important that different voices are heard at the State Capitol. Although it is important that the Mexican American community bands together to express its concerns to the larger community it is equally important that the larger community witness the concern for self-expression. Finally, when many different groups release funds for this day it is important that they have a voice in how it is distributed.
To receive support from the different segments of the community, maybe each needs to have greater concern for the other, so that we may have another great September 16 success.
| Guest Editorial]
SCHOOL BOND ISSUE
The members of the Denver School District Board of Education begin their drive for the approval of a bond issue by stating, The Board of Education of the Denver Public Schools is dedicated to the proposition that the education of all boys and girls in this city will be provided in the most equitable and positive manner possible. (p. iii. Boldface is mine.) They continue in the rationale; Schools have traditionally been built where the people are, so we find those schools in the longer established, inner areas of the city continuing to meet the needs of children where they live. (p. 2. Boldface is mine.) Furthermore, they state, Quality education is a crucial element in ensuring the ability of Denver, ... to remain as a city which will hold and attract commerce and industry. (p. 4. Boldface is mine.) One last quotation states, the Denver Schools have had difficulty over the years in meeting school building needs occasioned by population growth and mobility. (p. 6.) I would add, and by reluctance.
These are some of the statements with which I could take issue with the Board of Education on a historical basis based on practice and not on theory. But, although I may have some reservations in the rhetoric, I feel that I need to support this bond issue and to encourage others to do so for two basic reasons.
(1) Schools are needed and others need to be replaced. This is the case because of neglect, that is, I feel, because the School Board historically has neglected certain areas such as the cases in the poor communities. The fact still remains, Denver needs good schools badly and will continue to do so as long as the district and the city grow.
(2) As far as I recall, last year the district lost N.Y.C. workers, social workers, and special aides due to budget adjustments which may have been caused by construction and/or improvement of schools. The loss was in the target areas, where they were needed the most. This year, again because of the budget, health programs have been discontinued in our schools: Greenlees dental care is one example. I feel that with the acceptance of the bond issue, more money may be issued for other programs since there should not be such a high building budget which would rob the communities of badly needed services.
For these two reasons, I urge you, in spite of your personal feelings about the School Board and/or school administration, to vote in favor of the bond issue.
Support Rezoning On West Side
Vote Oct. 26 School Bond Issue
Unity Theme of LADS Conference
As the car lifted itself up and out of Denver Valley, we each looked back to see the thickness of the dirty air we breath each day. It always makes me feel bitter and sad to see the kind of abuse we suffer and accept as part of what this society considers normal. Someday they will sell us air.
We had more important work to think about over the long road to Canon City to see our brothers, the inmate victims of this decaying existence.
The car lowered itself into the Arkansas Valley where Canon is located. The mountains only ten miles away were a haze behind the smog created in a factory providing more cement for the concrete jungle.
We stopped for something to eat, stuffing the garbage called food down our throats, and left in a hurry so we could forget being ripped off in a place decorated with sombreros, serapes and manteles. It was time to go to the prison that I had not seen since I was very young. The tension in the air was subdued. Attica was only a thought beneath the feelings about the work we had ahead. Mysterious work that had never been openly attempted before the Unity of the Chicano Movement.
Everyone arrived with doubt, an uneasiness made worse by slow process of security imposed by the insecure. We passed the last security cages, entered the auditorium to the sound of our brothers playing music, Chicano music, bringing life into societys answer to free spirits.
Jose Gaitan welcomed us, Corky spoke of the way he saw the movement in its present form, Freddie Archer (Pres, of Lads) showed a strength in his speech that was shocking to me, the speech of a free mind whose body was being held captive. Many people were in the audience, people tabled by a society that loves labels, for easy filing. There were students, politicos, militants, agency people, police agents, inmates, men, women, young and old. All humans playing the classification game, some of their own choice, others forced to play.
By the evening we had become used to, and had accepted the de-
grading security process. We broke into workshops to discuss and attempt to solve problems of Youth, Education, Women, Crime and Unity. These were workshops unlike any I had ever been involved with on the outside. The seriousness of the situation was made obvious by the guards checking on us to see if we were safe, and the hollow sound of the public (or private??) address system as it bounced off the dead cement walls.
The question of Unity, the big question was opened up and our wounds, inflicted by the hang-ups and protective egotism of growing up in a selfish society, were exposed to each other. Let me say here to all the people, I do not believe in opening those wounds in the establishment press (Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News,etc.). It is not the business of the majority population what our problems are or are not. The wounds are not as bad as they appear when words like (this vs. that) are used. We will solve our problems and we will do it without the aid of those newspapers.
The second day, the most beautiful day I have ever lived, when Senora Lupe Brisenio nos hizo llorar. The poetry of Chicano suffering, the remembrance of hated and hot fields, aching backs and feet, hamburger hands rubbed raw by the madre tierra, to feed ungrateful pigs who never understood why produce is the cheapest goods in this society.
The prose words of the visionary Ricardo Mora as he forms pictures before your eyes by picking words from the air. Pictures of flowery suns rising from piles of crap. Flowers that we must work towards producing. The roots have been planted, the stems are growing, despite the constant poisoning attempted by this fearful, law and order ridden society. Like cuccrachas we will carry the poison with us immune to its affects. Like Ricardo Mora, who has survived the many attempts to destroy him, we too will have our visions of the good and the beautiful. With the spirit and strength we learned from LADS, with our feet burning red we will wonder why it was that we believed we werent united.
After several months of negotiating with the citys Traffic Department, the West Side Coalition was successful in having signs put up that would limit the size of trucks that are allowed on residential streets. However it is up to the Denver Police Department to enforce the law, and so far there has been little cooperation from that department.
Max Sanchez is a man with a mission j to keep the West Side residential, and to make it a clean, safe area of the city.
To achieve the residential status he has been working actively as vice-chairman of the West Side Coalition to change the zoning from R-3 back to R-2.
Mr. Sanchez circulated petitions from both home-owners and landlords requesting the zoning change and prepared the application which was presented to the planning commission. It passed this commission and was commended by them unanimously and will be presented before the city council in November.
The feeling of the community, according to Mr. Sanchez, is that most of the West Siders who own their homes, and some have for the past 20 years, would hate to lose them and dont want hi-rise apartment buildings to squeeze the present community out of existence.
Many residents are waiting for the zoning change before improving their property, he said, but if you improve your property there will be a better chance of getting the zoning change and proving that people are really interested in staying on the West Side.
Public Hearings to be
The Denver Board of Education will hold two public hearings on the proposed 1972 school budget. The first will be on Tuesday, October 19, and the second will be Thursday, October 21. Both hearings will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Board room, School Administration Building. The October 21 hearing will be in conjunction with the regular Board meeting which will begin at 5:09p.m.
The proposed 1972 Budget for the Denver Public Schools would require an increase of 2.96 mills
Winter Schedule at
Mr. Sanchez home is newly painted on the exterior and wood-paneled on the inside. He and his wife did the work themselves. They have resided at 538 Galapago St. for two years and been residents of the West Side for the past 17 years.
A native of Walsenburg, Mr. Sanchez has been employed by J. Zerobnick and Son, Inc., for 15 years. He is a representative to the St. Joseph Parish Council and on the Human Relations Commission there.
His dedication to improving the West Side extends to attempts to make it cleaner and safer. He would like to see all the people cooperate in keeping it clean and the city by encouraging to trash men not to be careless when they pick up.
He is recommending more lighting for the area Its the darkest part of town and would like for the West Side to be a part of the city where you could walk out at night and not be afraid.
The West Side can achieve this as a community if all of the residents will share Mr. Sanchez intense enthusiasm and dedication.
He and his wife, Mary, have three children Marty and Debra who attend St. Josephs High School, and Joshua, St. Josephs Grade School.
Held On School Budget
in the current property tax levy. The increase, if approved, would raise the present 53.8 mill levy of 56.76 mills. The proposed mill levy would still be the lowest school mill levy in the Denver Metropolitan Area and the Front Range region.
The Proposed Budget would total $123,611,015 which is $10,391,764 greater than the current budget of $113,219,251. After considering all suggestions and holding hearings the Board is scheduled to adopt a budget on November 18.
Inner City Parish
Monday: 9:30 Cooking Class
3:00 After School Recreation to 5:00
Tuesday: 9:30 Sewing Class
9:30 Rummage Room
3:00 After School Recreation to 5:00
4:00 Swimming for 4, 5, and 6 graders (first 20 to sign up) to 6:00
Preschool all day
Wednesday: 9:30 Worship Service
10:30 Rummage Room
3:00 After School Recreation to 5:00
Preschool all day
7:00 Night basketball to 10:00
Thursday: 9:30 Spanish Lessons
3:00 After School Recreation to 5:00
Preschool all day
Friday: 9:30 Mothers Group
3:00 After School Recreation to 5:00
Preschool all day
Sunday: 7:00 Night Basketball to 10:00
T-hese are the regularly scheduled activities at the Parish, as they stand as of October 1st, 1971. Others may be added or changes may be made.
Everybody is welcome to come and join us in any of the programs at the Parish. If anybody has any questions, please call the Parish office a 244-2636.
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Joes Buffet, located at 753 Santa Fe Street. The proprietor, Richard OBrien who has owned the business for eight years, has just completed remodeling the structure, inside and out. Mr. O'Briens son, Richard, did the work on the building. His son owns and operates
Last spring a group of persons representing the Denver Public Schools and the Baker Junior High School community drafted and submitted a proposal to the Federal Government for ESEA funds to support a Drug Education Program. This proposal was accepted and subsequently funded for one year for $40,000.
The School-Community Drug Education Program will employ 35 Baker, St. Joseph and West students to work with 5th grade students from Fairmont, Fairview, Greenlee, Elmwood and St. Josephs Elementary Schools. In addition to their responsibilities with the elementary students, these specially trained Youth-Counselors will be assigned to work in the several youth centers and in the greater Baker community.
The student participants took
Richards Plaster company. The remodeling has been done in the traditional Spanish architectural design. Mr. OBrien has demonstrated what a responsible businessman can do to beautify the neighborhood. He has set an example that hopefully other business men will follow.
part in a four day Training Workshop at the Fort Logan Mental Health Center during the week of October 12, 1971. Additional in-service training sessions will be scheduled throughout the school year as they are needed.
A community advisory group which has come to be called The Community Council is in the process of being formed. The Council will meet monthly to discuss the progress of the program, the extent to which it is meeting the needs of the community and necessary revisions in the program.
If you would be interested in getting involved in such a group and in this project designed to combat drug abuse please contact Jerry Garcia, Acting President, 244-2636 or David Amundson, Project Coordinator, 744-3601, ext. 29.
Neighborhood Health Stations Boundaries Change
There has been much discussion in the neighborhood this past several months over the West Side Health Centers decision to move the boundries for Mariposa Health Clinic, from Eighth to Twelfth Avenues.
The problem arose from the fact that more people were using Mariposa Health Clinic on Eleventh and Mariposa, than were using Casita Esperanza Station located on Fifth and Galapago Street. The Health Center in attempting to deal with this problem felt that by moving the boundries over, more people would therefore be required to use Casita Esperanza, and there would be less of an overload on the staff at Mariposa Health Station.
However, many of the people living in and around the area of Mariposa Health Clinic have developed a very close relationship with its staff over the years. While they realized the problem facing the staffs at Casita Esperanza and Mariposa, they still desired the use of the station of their choice.
Meetings with the staffs of both stations and administrators of the health center have proved fruitful. The administrators have agreed that people living between Eighth and Eleventh Avenues can continue using Mariposa Health Center if they choose. New patients from that same area however, will be required to use the facility at Casita Esperanza. People that use the facility at Mariposa are urged to help the staff there discourage people who live outside the neighborhood from coming to the station. Both staffs have been cooperative in this matter. It is hoped that now the community will work with them in helping solve this problem.
Drug Program Gets Grant
New Director and Program at West Side Youth Center
The West Side Youth Center is undergoing many changes. Leonard Vigil, the past outreach director, resigned and for personal reasons left the center several weeks ago. Since then a new West Side Youth Council has been formed and the position of outreach director has been given to Manuel J. Martinez, who has directed La Semilla Youth Center in Lincoln Park for over a year. The centers office has been reorganized; a secretary was hired, sewing classes have started, arts and crafts is being offered and training in boxing will begin soon. The staff and the youth council are ordering new lounge furniture, a P.A. system, student desks, musical instruments and setting up a library and study room. The center now has an authorized security guard, Frank Vigil, employed at the center all night.
Here is the new schedule of activities at the West Side Youth Center:
MARY RUIZ NOTARY PUBLIC
Recreation: Monday thru Friday 3 to 10 p.m. Ping Pong, Pool, Table games. Training in boxing will begin Oct. 18,6-9 p.m.
Education: 2 to 9 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Sewing Classes: 5:30 8:30 p.m., Tues. and Thurs.
Arts and Crafts: 8:30 p.m., Mon. and Weds.
Study Room & Library: 3 to 10 p.m., Mon. thru Fri.
Saturdays at 5 p.m. we will be having Rap Sessions on drugs,
sex education, culture, community awareness, economic development.
Movies will also be shown. For more information on our Tutorial Program call:
West Side Youth Center 1438 Navajo 534-7522 or 255-5493
Vote Oct. 26 School Bond Issue
LA NUEVA VIDA
Spanish-SPEAKING membership in AA is growing. There is a regular Spanish-Speaking Group which meets Friday nights at the Avondale Lutheran Church at West Colfax and Irving at 8:00 (open and a Spanish-Speaking meeting at the Mile-Hi Club, 2256 Larimer.
Telephone numbers for information are 244-8730 and 455-3842.
Both groups are supplied with the new Spanish translations of Los Doce Pasos y Las Doce Tradiciones and other literature as well as the sharp know-how of Pete, Mary and Ray.
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Bilingual Program at Baker Again This Year
Baker Junior High School begins its third year with the Bilingual Bicultural Center. The bilingual classes provide training for the non-English speaking students at the school. Baker still remains the only school with a bilingual center on the junior high level in Denver.
The bilingual approach is used as a vehicle to develop and maintain study skills and habits to be used in mathematics, social studies, English, and science, the fine arts and in anything else which will prepare the student to function better in the area as well as the school community.
The cultural arts play a very important role in this program. The youngsters enjoy singing in both Spanish and English. Regional dances of Mexico as well as dances from the southwest are the mode.
Presently the bilingual classes are working with the Spanish classes at Baker. The Spanish classes are under the direction of Albino Cordova. One of the big objectives is to present the students with that wealth of knowledge from their cultural heritage. The students from these two classes plan to tour the various schools in Denver in order to share their talent as they did last year.
Mrs. Susan Rivera again heads the program at Baker. She believes very strongly that while learning a second language is an asset, the students must not lose the identity of their previous culture.
Some of the students in the bilingual class are also participating in the workstudy program. Irma Alvarado is a member of the moniter group
One of the students of the bilingual program.
headed by Mrs. Learner. She is helping bilingual students in the center. Mrs. Rivera says that Irma is doing a beautiful job in the class. While teaching English to the students, she is learning to speak Spanish herself. Irma also provides lesson plans for her father at home, as she helps him in English. She is one of the singing soloists and also a dancer for the bilingual group. She does beauty work in the summer and her objectives are to become a teacher and a beautician. Irma is going places.
Another student helper in the center is David Flores. David comes from Juarez, Mexico. Because of his ability in the language he has also been placed in the work-study program. Keep up the good work, David.
The work-study program has been an excellent one. We must congratulate that team, Mrs. Hardache, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Espinoza and Mrs. Learner.
ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH
REDEMPTORIST FATHERS W. 6th Ave. & Galapago
SUNDAY MASSES SCHEDULE
Saturday Eve: 6 p.m.
Sunday Morning: 6 a.m.
7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
605 W. 6th Ave. 80204 Phone: 534-4408
STAFFED BY Father P. Sullivan Pastor Father E. Gastaldi Father D. Jacops Father H. Costello Father T. Fransiscus
St. Josephs Grade School Sr. M. Canisius Principal 622 W. 6th Ave. Phone: 534-4558 St. Joseph's High School 621 Fox St.
FALL FESTIVALOCTOBER 8, 9 & 10
Basic Education Course Offered at Baker Larasa Head Start News
Again this year a Basic Education course geared to learning to read and improving reading skills is being taught each Monday and Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Baker Junior High School, 574 W. Sixth Ave. The doors on the east side of the building will be the only doors open for those attending the classes.
Under the direction of Opportunity School, qualified teachers will be using individualized
Curso Basico de Education Es Ofrecido en Baker
De nuevo este ano se presentera un curso educativo con el proposito de realizar su abilidad de leer y entender mejor el ingles. Las clases tendran lugar en Baker Junior High School, 574 W. Sixth Ave. cada lunes y miercoles desde las 7 hasta las 9 p.m. Las puertas al este del edificio seran las unicas puertas abiertas para entrar.
Bajo la direccion de Denver Oppurtunity School, maestros
Tutors Available at Byers Library
instruction methods so that each person will start at his own reading level and progress at a speed with which he feels comfortable.
Persons with good or poor reading abilities or non-English speaking ability are welcome to attend. There is no charge or fees for this course. For more information, please call Baker at 222-9718 and ask for Mr. Albino Cordova.
cualificados usaran metodos de instruccion individualizada para que asi cada persona pueda comenzar en su progio nivel y progresar de una manera en la cual se sienta comfortable.
Personas de mucha o poca abilidad de leer, incluso a esas personas que no hablan ingles, seran sinceramente bien venidas. No habra costo ninguno para esas personas que tienen interes en asistir a estas clases. Para mas informacion hablen a Baker Junior High 222-9718 y pregunten por el Sr. Albino Cordova.
The LARASA staff at Casa Alegre, 465 Galapago and Los Ninos Center, 430 W. 9th Ave., Have built bicultural and bilingual activities into their Head Start curriculum. This is nothing new because we have been doing it for four years, however, this year it has been formally planned into the program. El 16 de Septiembre was an official holiday for all LARASA Head Starts. All classes did have a week long celebration for Mexican Independence Day.
The staff names and Centers are the following:
Casa Alegre Center, 892-5967 Teachers Helen Miller and Mary Lou Morehead Teacher Aides Aida Aguirre and Margaret Garcia Parent Programmer Georgia Cordova Ford Los Ninos Center, 244-0632 Teachers Bernice Hermosillo and Martha Hacker Teacher-Aides Elvira Josue and Martha Perales Parent Programmer Rosalie Padilla
If you havent enrolled your preschooler yet, LARASA still has a few openings for children and parent volunteers.
Youngsters in the West Side community who need help with their school subjects can get special tutoring after school hours at the Byers Neighborhood Library, West 7th Ave. and Santa Fe Drive. A special tutoring program sponsored by the University of Colorado's Educational Assistance Programs is offered two afternoons a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Work-study students from the University's Denver Center will be on hand to assist with homework, special problems pupils may have in their subjects, and reading. Public school pupils are encouraged to bring their own schoolbooks, and library books are available.
The tutoring services are designed for neighborhood school children between the ages of 6 and 15 (first through ninth grades). The program, which has just begun, will continue through the academic year. Interested parents and children should contact Jesse Guidry at 443-2211, ext. 7800, or stop by the Byers Library at one of the times mentioned above.
Vote Oct. 26 School Bond Issue
Anne's Beauty Salon
SHIRLEY and JUNE
Haircuts and Permanents Our Specialty
Open 6 days a week.
971 Santa Fe
Free G.E.D. Classes for West Siders
The Emily Griffith Opportunity School is working together with two West Side Community Centers and a school to bring G.E.D. classes to Denver neighborhoods. Any adult who would like to prepare for the exams leading to the High School Equivalency Certificate is welcome to come. Classes are totally free, books are provided, and students work at their own rate.
The three locations are:
1. Southwest Action Center, 2750 West Alameda, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
2. West Side Health Center, 980 Federal Blvd. 2nd Floor Conference Room, Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
2. West Side Health Center, 980 Federal Blvd. 2nd floor Conference Room, Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
3. St. Josephs Grade School, 622 W. Sixth Ave. Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
New students are welcome on any night that classes meet. For further information call Opportunity School, 244-8899, Extension 25.
The notice that this program has been launched is a bit of evidence that one of the needs of West Side residents is being met. There are several valid reasons for obtaining a G.E.D. Certificate. All of them, based on self-interest, are of importance to those who failed to earn a high school diploma. This applies to both men and women, married or single. All those who may benefit from the program should take advantage of it.
You may ask yourself why should I make the effort? What's in it for me? The first of several answers to that can be covered with a single question. How many firms for whom youd like to work require this as minimum
educational requirement? Its a must for most worthwhile jobs. Without it most persons average lifetime earnings are considerably less than those of a high school graduate. This program serves to bridge a serious economic gap.
The G.E.D. is necessary to enter the apprenticeship programs of the building trades. While these have been long closed to certain minority groups, they are now opening with increasing frequency due to federal laws and forces of public opinion. For others who wish to obtain a higher education this permits entrance to several local area colleges, including Community and Metropolitan.
For others it may be extended into a skill that can be learned through day or evening attendance at the Opportunity School. This should prove of special interest to young women who desire to qualify for office work. For the mature person who sees no benefit in change it means a chance to meet new people with whom you will find much in common and at the same time enjoy the satisfaction that comes with a sense of personal achievement.
Many may recall school as an unpleasant experience, and perhaps it was. But this program is different. There is no formal classroom routine, no formal homework assignments, and teaching is geared to meet the needs of the individual student. The result is that each class is composed of individuals sharing a common goal. This in turn creates a friendly atmosphere and attendance has a social as well as an educational value.
Such an experience is too good to be passed by without an investigation. LOOK IT OVER! Think of how it may help you and then make your decision. It can be the key that opens the door to a better life.
Boy Scout TrooR 116
Boy Scout Troop 116 which is one year old would like to know of places they could buy camping equipment, especially tents. They are interested in either good second hand or surplus items. If you have any information that could be helpful to them, please contact Mr. Rios, 893-3363 or Mr. Martinez, 825-2947.
We Too, Wont to Moke Boker o Better School
As the newly elected president of the Lay Advisory Committee at Baker Junior High School, I would like to share the reasons why I accepted and what I hope will take place during this academic year. First of all, I interpret Lay Advisory" as nonschool people who are there to help the school meet the educational needs of the students in the best possible way. This means community involvement and participation. Secondly, this group should relate to the Board of Education and/or the administration, the needs of the school in order to meet the needs of the students.
Neither task will be simple, and if we are to accomplish them we need the cooperation of parents. I, as well as the other officers, will welcome your comments and complaints. Also, we will need the cooperation of the schools administration, teachers, and other personnel. We hope that in case of need, we can be of help to the community to relate to Baker, and to Baker to relate to the community.
We will hold our meetings the first Thursday of each month promptly at 7:00 p.m. Should you have a concern, do not hesitate to either come to the meeting, call the school, or myself. (Bakers phone is 222-9718; mine is 244-2636 at the Denver Inner City Parish.) If you have a problem* do not wait until the meeting, call us as soon as possible. We* too, want to make Baker a better school.
Auraria Community Center Full Program
Auraria Community Center is on its way toward a very successful fall program, but to make things even more successful the community has to play an important part in seeing to it that the children come to the center to take an active part in the programs available to them. Just as important as the children are the parents.
The woodshop on Monday and Tuesday evening could be a good meeting place for the fathers to get together. If someone has experience in a woodshop and would like to teach a class on a volunteer basis, call Jim Vigil at 534-7615. If anyone else is interested and would like to join, please call the same number. Auraria is open on Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the ladies in the community. The entire facility is turned over to them so that they may take part in the ideas that they can come up with as a group.
An idea might be an exercise class, however a lot of people become bored with exercising and drop out, but if they can exercise for a while and then play games, pool, volleyball, basketball, work in the arts and crafts room etc, then maybe a successful ladies night program may be a reality. Schedules of programs are available at the center, feel free to drop in and pick one up, or just feel free to come in and visit.
The man who gets along with other people never sets the pace.
Wanted: Patient piano teacher for beginner. Not conservatory music. Near Fairmont School. Phone 733-8159.
Some first, second, and third grade pupils at Greenlee are going to get extra help this year.
A teacher from the Diagnostic Teaching Center will meet with children whose teachers request extra help with reading, spelling, arithmetic and language. Pupils of grades one, two, and three will be helped by Dann Jurgens, the diagnostic classroom teacher, and Theresa Sanchez, the diagnostic aide, during a part of the regular school day.
Greenlee is one of 19 schools which receive the teaching services of the Diagnostic Teaching Center project. The project is funded under the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) Title I and operates from 940 Fillmore St.
About 150 community volunteers will be needed for a new federal education project slated to begin in the Denver Public Schools, in the next few weeks. Housewives, senior citizens and college students will be trained by the University of Denver to help first graders who have learning problems to succeed in school. The volunteers will study child development, diagnostic techniques and various educational tools in preparation for their eventual one-to-one contact with students.
Denver has been chosen as one of five U.S. cities to participate in the U.S. Office of Education's prototype "Project Upswing." The project is a cooperative venture between the Denver Public Schools and the University of Denver. Denver Uni-
versity has received a grant from the U.S. Office of Education to supply professional supervision and training for the community volunteers.
Project Upswing will involve one or two children in each classroom for three two-hour sessions each week. Volunteers will work simultaneously with the teacher but will be under her supervision at all times. The goal of Project Upswing is not to substitute community volunteers for professional teachers, but to aid the teacher, help the child with learning disabilities and in the end, to create a better learning environment for the entire class. Volunteers are needed to implement this program. Anyone wishing to volunteer or desiring further information may call the Office of Volunteer Service of the Denver Public Schools, 892-1008.
Wealthy Can Be Healthy OldiuTTL&Z
Mrs. Alice K. Rice, one of the four Denver Public School nurses, who spent four months at the University of Colorado Medical Center in intensive training, is now back at Greenlee School. Two students from West High School, under the Cooperative Educational Opportunity program, assist her in the office, managing the clinic so that she can work in another room, helping children with her newly learned skills.
This summer she attended a workshop on Adolescent care and recently participated in a two day course in dental evaulation.
The lack of dental care for our children in this area is of great concern to Mrs. Rice, This June, the Denver Public Schools Dental clinic closed so we have lost
Whether our society is too materialistic is not to be measured by the amount of wealth that is produced, but by how it is applied.
another clinic where we could send children for dental care. Greenlee has many children in need of dental care and they have been in- need of care for three or four years. Perhaps people in the community could think of ways that we can get such care for our children. Denver General Hospital and Westside Neighborhood Health Center have active dental services but are unable to meet all dental care needs.
Surely all children should have dental facilities available not only for emergency care, but for preventive care, so that some of their teeth are not lost beyond repair. What are we to do about it^alf you have ideas please contact this newspaper.
"Of course I know the value of a dollar. That's why I'm asking for two."
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BOYCOTT OF TELEPHONE TAX
The Rocky Mountain Freedom Conspiracy is asking people to join the thousands of Americans who are boycotting the 10% federal tax on their telephone bill as a protest to the war in Southeast Asia. This tax is in effect because of the cost of the war. The money not paid for the tax may go into the R.M.F.C. fund to help the needy if people so desire.
The procedure is simple. When you pay your telephone bill, withhold the federal tax and include a note to the telephone company informing them that you are doing this as a protest to the war. The telephone company is only collecting this tax for the Internal Revenue Service. Your phone will not be disconnected.
The I.R.S. may legally sieze your car or furniture, etc. and auction it off to get the money. However, you may pay it anytime between the time you get your first notice up until the time they have auctioned off your property. Obviously, it is cheaper to pay than to loose something worth far more. They will try to get it from your employer or bank account before they sieze anything. Resist as long as possible. After youve paid, continue withholding the tax.
For more information or contributions to the fund, contact: Rocky Mountain Freedom Conspiracy Alternative Tax Fund, 701 S. Washington, Denver, Color rado 80209, Phone: 744-0824.
Sunday-8:009:15-11:09-12:15 Daily8:0012:15-5:15 Holiday7:008:0012:155:15
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Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass
NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY-
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.,
5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
NOVENA TO ST. JUDE-
Fridays at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
3 days of Prayer for the feast of St. Jude October 26, 27, & 28 at the 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. Masses
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
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College Bound Inmates
The Sullivan Programmed Reading program is an approach to beginning reading that is currently being utilized in the first, second, and third grades at Greenlee School.
The approach is linguistic and simplifies the childs initial exposure to reading. During the early stages of the childs experiences with reading, the child is carefully shielded from confusing situations in which one letter may represent more than one sound.
The program highlights what children like to read about the simple world of animals and objects.
The teachers of six first grades, five second grades, and five third grades invite you to visit the classes frequently to become acquainted with the program and the childrens responses to it.
The program provides active involvement in learning for children and allows each child to proceed as fast or as slow as he can.
Spelling, penmanship, and creative writing are an important part of this program. Children will be using many new readers, story books, and filmstrips.
Another special program at Greenlee is the TESOL program (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). About 25 boys and girls from Mexico will learn to speak English and will continue to practice their Spanish and remember their Mexican culture.
The classes will be Monday through Thursday mornings, and Friday the mothers will meet at the Auraria Center. Please come to meet our Mexican children at Greenlee by visiting our classes. The mothers also invite you to their Mothers Club at 10:00 a.m. every Friday so they can get to know more Westside people.
The Studio will be open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Rates for the Studio are extremely moderate. The Annual Activity ticket is $50.00. This includes unlimited use of the studio and pool during scheduled hours. A Ten Time activity ticket on a combination basis at $12.50 includes, ten visits to the pool and ten visits to the studio during scheduled hours. The Ten Time Activity Single tickets at $10.00 entitles the holder to ten studio visits. The above all require a basic YWCA membership of $5.00. Single visits at $1.25 for a member and $2.50 for nonmember are available.
DENVER, COLO. Going to college is something most inmates at the Federal Youth Center in Colorado never thought of but now, through a special project called Newgate, it is a realization. Colorado is the sixth state in the U.S. to institute the Newgate concept, designed to integrate young people in penal institutions back into society through a college education. Taking a positive approach toward rehabilitation, the program is three-fold identifying college potential inmates, providing them with the opportunity to take college courses for credit, and offering special group counseling for the students.
The Newgate theory, which implies a gateway to a better life, began four years ago in Oregon by Dr. Thomas Gaddis, prison psychologist. The one-year experimental program in Colorado is funded by a $79,065 grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity and a $47,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Newgate is the result of combined efforts of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the University of Colorado Denver Center, the Office of Economic Opportunity, and the Federal Youth Center in Englewood. The University of Colorado administers the program through the Denver Centers Center for Urban Affairs, and the Division of Continuing Education.
The project is designed to provide qualified inmates with beginning college courses, group interaction, and a continued community plan for completion of College upon release. It is aimed primarily at inmates from 16-21 years of age who show a high learning capacity, and includes a program for achievement of high school equivalency for those who have not graduated.
Ronald J. Severson, 32, has been appointed director of the project. He was formerly a guidance counselor at the State Training School in Red Wing, Minn., then deputy director of a Newgate project at the State Reformatory for Men at St. Cloud, Minn. Severson has a B.S. degree in Education from the University of North Dakota, and an M. Ed. degree from Shippensburg State College (Pa.). He is a member of the American Correctional Association, and the American Association of University Professors. James DiBerardinis, of the CU Center for Urban Affairs, has been appointed associate director of the project, and John Dando, formerly with the Newgate project at the State Reformatory in St. Cloud, is group supervisor.
Mr. Severson commented, Naturally, the success of such a program will be measured in terms of how well the boys are able to adapt on the outside so they can continue their college experience. Toward this end, a major part of the counseling process will be devoted to building motivation and incentives. Also, we will have a follow-up program after their release and subsequent enrollment in a college or university on the outside. Our goal is to lessen the prospect of repeaters we dont want them back in prison. Classes began the middle of this month with 28 full-time students taking college courses, and nine students in a preparatory program. Their ages range from 17 to 22, and all were screened for attitude, motivation, and future potential. Some have enrolled for up to 15 credit hours of work, and all are greatly enthusiastic about the opportunity. This first group of students will hopefully serve as an example to fellow inmates demonstrating that doing time can be time well spent. Six freshman-level courses are offered this fall: precollege algebra, algebra, English exposition, principles of communication, introduction to political science, and introduction to sociology. A wider range of courses will be scheduled for the spring semester. University faculty members instruct the courses, which are offered through the regular semester system of fall, spring, and summer session.
Faculty members for the fall semester are: Miss Roxanne Byrne, part-time instructor in mathematics; Miss Linda Brandt, teaching associate in political science; John A. Winter-ton, assistant professor of communication and theatre; Charles I. Sherrill, senior instructor in mathematics; and Daniel J. Schler, an associate professor and director of the Center for Urban Affairs, all of the CU Denver Center. Donald Nagel, instructor in English at Arapahoe Community College, will teach the English exposition course.
The Federal Youth Center in Colorado has an age range of 14 to 29, with the largest group in the 17-19 age bracket. It is one of two federal institutions in the country, serving the region west of the Mississippi. At present, there are 312 inmates. The Newgate project is one of many tools used to further rehabilitation, along with regular schooling for grades 1-12, and training in vocational occupations. Newgate students also are encouraged to complete as much vocational training as time permits while at the institution so they will be better equipped to support themselves when continuing their college on the outside.
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Ramiro Ordained at Parish
This article is to share with you one of the most thrilling days of my life. On June 23rd, I was ordained at the Denver Inner City Parish. But the thrill did not come from what happened, but rather by those who were there. The ordination in itself meant that I was accepted into full membership as a minister of the United Methodist Church in the Rocky Mountain Conference. But the better part was the ministry involved. No word can better describe the religious service as it took place than beautiful. We had people from all over metropolitan Denver, and even out of the state ranging in all ages, crossing all religious boundaries, and beliefs. These people were friends of the Parish, and of us as a family, which indicated to me the greatness of the Parishs ministry. Their presence was felt by all of us, this love was shared as well.
After the ordination, the community people had a dinner which was splendid and delicious. The dinner was filled with love and involvement in my ministry by the community people.
I know that my views are not always well accepted even by those who Vere with me on that day; but to have seen Bishop Stuart, The District Superintendent Bill Byrd, and youth and adults from all over, meant that our ministry has been meaningful not only to the West Side community people, but also to others of various races and religious backgrounds.
MSC Officers Saving Program
A program whereby students will be able to gain up to 45 quarter hours credit by taking a $15 examination and thereby possibly save up to $300 in tuition is being insituted by Metropolitan State College this fall.
The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) was developed by the nationally recognized College Entrance Examination Board and beginning in September will run for a three year trial period at MSC.
Persons who qualify for regular admission to the college or other currently enrolled students are eligible to take the test. Persons who score high enough on the test may receive up to 45 quarter hours credit, which is equivalent to a full academic year (three quarters) in the classroom. At present tuition rates, this $15 examination could save a student more than $300 in tuition costs for aifacademic year.
CLEP covers the five basic areas of English, mathematics, humanities, natural scien e, and social science-history. These are identical to the areas covered by the freshman basic studies program which is required for all degree-seeking students.
CLEP will help overcome what seems to be a particular annoyance to many students who have been away from the classroom for many years. Successful completion of CLEP will enable students to receive credit for course work, which otherwise would not be current (most schools do not accept credits that were earned more than eight years from date of enrollment) enough for transfer into a degree program.
Persons who want more information about the program should contact Kennedy at the Office of Counseling and Testing, Box 5, Metropolitan State College, 250 West 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80204, or call 292-5190, ext. 241/242.
WHAT IS LEGAL AID?
A lot of people have been wondering what Legal Aid is supposed to do. There has been a lot of confusion about what our purpose is and whether we really can help people who are having legal problems.
In order to clear up some confusion, I should first tell you what Legal Aid is not First of all, Legal Aid cannot help you with a criminal case. If you have a criminal case and need free legal advice you should contact the Public Defenders Office. Their phone number is 297-2881 and their office is located at 1445 Cleveland Place, Room 201, Secondly, Legal Aid cannot handle fee-generating cases. If you are suing somebody for money damages, this must be handled by a private attorney, call your nearest Legal Aid Office which has a referral list for private attorneys.
Third, in the field of domestic relations Legal Aid handles only strict divorce cases. We cannot handle cases involving annulments, legal separations, or restraining orders, if youre not married. Furthermore, if Legal Aid is already representing one party to a divorce action, it cannot represent the other party. Finally, Legal Aid will not provide legal assistance to anyone who can afford a private attorney.
You may still be asking yourself what does Legal Aid do. In shon, the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver provides free legal services in Civil Cases to those who cannot pay a private attorney, and it provides a referral service for those who can pay a fee.
DO YOU NEED ADVICE?
If you' need legal advice or assistance pertaining to a consumer problem, housing, welfare rights, call or visit your neighborhood Legal Aid Office. Even if you are uncertain of the nature of your problem you should call an attorney at one of the offices. They will be able to help you.
Legal Aid has offices located throughout Denver. If you need help call one of these offices: Eastside Office 2130 Downing 222-1806
Southwest Valley 925 Federal Blvd.
Stapleton-Globeville 4495 Grant St.
Resident Legal Education & Information Center 2420 Welton St.
Consumer Clinic 1408 West' 38th 433-8981 North Denver 2243 West 32nd Ave.
College View Office 2955 West Asbury 936-7327
Family Law Center 1251 Bannock 244-5307
He has an all-time average of 5 proposals of marriages per week.
We Support The
Of The West Side
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
Ministers: Kermit Derstine Phone 892-1038
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Ethnic Emphasis In Programs At Library
The Denver Public Library continues its Man Aware adult programming series with emphasis on several of the ethnic' groups represented in the Denver community. Arts and Crafts of the American Indian will begin at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 18, at Decker' Br^ndht Florida Logan St.
Michael N. Taylor,-Oglala Sioux, member of the Defiver Commission on Community Relations, and acting executive director of American Indian Development will show and discuss color slides of contemporary arts and crafts of the American Indian and Eskimo.
The Arts and Culture of the People of Mexico, from Pre-Hispanic Times to the Twentieth Century is slated for 7; 30 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, at Field Branch Library, E. Ohio Ave. and University Blvd. Sister Lydia Marie Pena, S.S., assistant professor of art, Loretto Heights College, will present an illus-Ifated lecture surveying the cultures of the Altiplane, Mayas, Olmecas, Zapotecas, Tolteeas, Totoriacas, Mixtecos, and Mexicas to the time of the conquest of Mexico. She also will discuss Spanish influence on the painters Orozco, SiquieroS, and Tamayo.
Insights into Japanese art, life, and culture will be provided by Denver-area residents of Japanese decent in Glimpse of : Japanese Culture schedule# for 7:30 p.m;^ ^ednesdSy-,(pctCber 20, at Ross-Cherry Creek. Regional Library, E. Third Ave, and Milwaukee St. Participants.in the program will include: .Mrs. Roku-mino Nakatsuka playing, the
musical instrument, the samisen; Mrs. Kazuye Ajisaka, Mrs. Kazuko Yonehiro, and Mrs. Dorothy Fujino demonstrating the art of dressing in the kimono and tying the obi: the Denver Buddhist Church Minyokai dancers performing folk dances: and James. Karakawa demonstrating the ancient art ff; sand pairitihg.
^^jlbmtemporary Book Discds-(SiphÂ§ti^Qminue :7:15 Tuesday, October 1$, at Ross-'pniversi^ Hills Regional Library, E. Amherst Ave. and S. Birch St. This shared inquiry session will be a discussion Demian by Hermann Hesse. Participants requested to have read in advance the work to be discussed. There is no charge for the series, and no tickets or registrations are required.
All the preceding adult Denver Public Library; programs are open to the public without charge the' V-ii^Mwing childrens events however, do require free tickets (available in advance at the agency where the program will be attended) unless otherwise noted:
Monday, October 18: 3:45 p.m., Magic and Books featuring Lt. Wise of the Penver Police Department, Rpss-Cherry Creek; Regional Library, E. Third Aye. and Milwaukee St.
Tuesday, October 19: 10:00
a.m., preschool film program featuring ; Caps/; fbÂ£ ; Sale V Ofidc Sandy ;;. Steps
Dahlia St. (in Dahlia Shopping Center) ; 10:00 preschool
story hour, Ficl#. branch Library, E. Ohio and S.
LOCAL PASTOR TAKES NEW PASTORATE
After two and one half years' ml involved ministry to the West Side, Reverend E. Gordon Jori: gensen, Pastor of First Bethany Lutheran Church, Fifth aiidf Bannock, has received another call. The American Lutheran Church has called him Id serve as Pastor of Fellowship LutheraiS Church in Jacksonville, Florida.
The congregation of Fifcsif Bethany Church gave a farewell luncheon for Pastor Jorgensen and family on October 10;-1971.
Pastor Jorgensen left the West-side community on October 17, 19717 He will begin his ministry, serving as Conveener and TfeeasuEei| He jiyas also a member of the Advisory Board at Baker J unior High.
The; West Side Recorder is! indebted to Pastor Jorgensen. He gave much of his time and talent gits operation. The West Side Cdrrimunity will miss Pastor Jorgensen and wishes the very best, to him, his wife BevSrly an# their children, Jason and Amy.
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27- Make amends
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32- For example (abbr.)
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35- Piece of needlework
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40- Set of professed opinions
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Wednesday, October 20: 10:00 aim., story hour for preschoolers -age three, and 10:30 a.m., story hour for preschoolers age four and five, both at Ross-Cherry Greek Regional Library, E. Third Ave. and Milwaukee St.: .f$|45 p.m., Music and1 D^bce j from the Scottish Highlands featuring Mr.
Lpyme, Decker Branch Library,
E. Florida Aye: and S. Logan St. Thursday, October |l$|*;;10:45 a.m., preschool story hour, Hadley Regional Library, S. Gfove St. and W. Jewell Ave. Friday, October 22: 4:00 p.m., story hour for all ages, Warren TfranCh Library, E. 34th Ave. and HjghStp;
Saturday, October 23: 10:00
illmL story hour for all agjes, Dahlia Neighborhood Library, 3304 Dahlia St. (in Dahlia Shopping Center); 10:15 a.m., #ilm program for all ages featuring: One Day at Teton Marsh,"^hdl ; drens Room, Main Library, 1357 Broadway, (no tickets needed): 2:00 p.m., Childrerirel Plays -featuring the Woodbury Players, Hadley Regional Library, S. Grove St. andW. Jewell Ave. Sunday, October 24: 3:00 p.m., story hour for all ages, Childrens Room, Main Library, 1357 Broadway (no tickets needed).
MSC Receives Grant to Bolster Minority Media
Dr. Daniel T. Valdes, chai^nian ml the Division of Behavitiral Sciences, at Metropolitan ||g|ta| College, has rCcelVed1 an experimental grant frojn the National Endowment for the Humanities tq create a Colorado Minorities Historical and Cultural Society.
Purpose of the Society js. to investigate and educate the public about the history and culture of minorities in Denver, and the surrounding Rocky Mountain region.
The $16,000 grant will be used to -.supplement : and d|s^ni^p a ^^dy :e||s|i ng materials ^^puC#l>at $200,000) which developed in 1969 by-a previous?-grant from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
: ^|[|nder the original grant a ;|#oTledtioh of audio-visual materials dealing with the Wistory o. minorities was developed by some 80 secondary educators during a 3 months consortium workshop at Temple Buell College.
This collection of over 30 video tapes, more than 40 slide presentations, an assortmCiit of audio tapes, dozens of cojjrse arid subject matt|r britftnes|i#i
1 :i^esa^^ 400 Volumes, wias trans-ferred to-; the Minority Media IpBiT at Metro State^^n December, 1970.
A major feature of the Societf will be a speakers bureau. Thif bureau Will be unique in one Serise, since majority persons will be educated in minority history so that they can speak to majority groups in the com! munity about the history, culture and contributions of Blacks, Hispanos and Indians.
Numerous educational, civic and religious groups are conÂ£
CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE
If a child lives with criticism. He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility. He learns to fight.
if a child lives with ridicule. He learns to he shy.
If a child lives with shame. He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance. He learns to hepatient.
If a child lives with encouragement. He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise. He learns to appreciate.
if a child lives with fairness. He learns justice.
if a child lives with s^Cu^^He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval. He learns to like himself
if a child lives with acceptance and friendship.
He learns to fnd love in the world.
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WedrieSda^^ifternoon group open to all interested women. The group presently is learning crocheting with yarn and each person is encouraged to whatever she would like. The decision to leant? crocheting was made by the group and other hobbies and crafts are open for future consideration. Its an ideal opportunity to make Christmas whatever strikes
^ristrii^|^rilv'Glasses began Oct.
^^^Mifter each instruction ses-allowed for practice Instructions will
jpriuillv requesting seminars in mifipi|ity history and culture in help achieve a better .understanding of the minorities.
The Speakers Bureau will train seminar leaders in this history, culture and achievements and instruct them mine) use of already developed audio-visual materials for their /speaking .engagements. Approximately thirty persons will eventually receive 20 hours Of instruction by MSCs Minority Media Center to help prd'^areflMf^with ba&fe- > ground information. .
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be given-in Spanish and written instruction and patterns are available in Spanish and English. Time: 1:30 2:30 each Wednesday. For information call 534-0657. I
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Mr. & Mrs. Frank Medrano Jr., announce the birth of their daughter who was born on August 20, 1971. She weighed 7 lbs. The proud parents named her Angelia Francine. Frank is the son of Vidilia Medrano of 1448 Navajo Street.
Mrs. Lucy Nielsen of 1432 Navajo Street recently had a marriage in her family.' Her son William Bill Nielsen married Miss Rita Alvira, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Alvira on October 9,1971.
Mrs. Eva Espinosa of 1458 Navajo Street announced the marriage of her daughter Rosalinda Espinosa to Mr. Joseph Gabriel Lucero, Sept. 4, 1971, at St. Cajetans Church. They had a week honeymoon in Mexico. Rosalinda is a 1970 graduate from West High School. Mrs. Germaine Aragon, of 1310 Navajo Street has been ill and in the hospital. She is very active in the West Side Area and on the West Side Recorder. We send her our best wishes and hopes that she recovers very soon.
Our condolence to Mrs. Anna Flores of 1319 Navajo St. and Sam Abeyta who recently lost their father Jose Abeyta. Both Mrs. Flores and Sam Abeyta have been active in the West Side area. He left behind his wife Marin and 8 children and a number of grandchildren.
Mrs. Ines Quintana who lived in the West Side area for many years died in August, 1971. Mrs. Quintana left behind 5 children and many grandchildren. One of her daughters is Mrs. Betty Benavidez, State Representative of District 7.
Ralph Trujillo, son of Esther Trujillo of 307 Galapago, caught a 11 Vt lb. channel cat fish the first part of July at Johnson's Crossing. Ralph, who is only 7 years old, caught the 20-inch fish on a 6 lb. test line.
Auraria Community Center is seeking a crafts instructor. The instructor will be working with youth and adult groups. The job is part time (20 to 24 hours per week). The instructor must be free to work either morning or afternoons.
Support Rezoning On West Side
Modernization Funds Released
Modernization funds, delayed while HUD investigated resident participation, have been released as of Sept. 10, as announced by Frank Van Portfliet, executive director, DHA.
Along with release of funds, HUD approved a revised budget for resident participation. Descriptions of jobs available to residents will be announced by the Central Resident Council.
On April 15,1971, HUD approved $2,061,904 for remodeling 13 DHA housing projects. In June guidelines for resident participation were issued by HUD. Each resident council was asked to elect a representative to form a Central Residents Council to act as liaison between the residents and the DHA. The Council has received formal recognition by the Board of Commissioners as the duly-elected representative of the residents of the Denver Housing Authority.
On July 30 the Denver Tenants Rights Organization filed a complaint with HUD accusing the DHA of proceeding with modernization without proper resident participation. Subsequently, HUD halted the funds until they could investigate the charges.
The Central Resident Council is
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proceding with all phases of the modernization program, including general election procedures for all resident councils which are scheduled for Spring, 1972. They are reviewing new grievance procedures and leases, models for which have been submitted to Housing by HUD for adapting along their specified guidelines. They will be negotiated with the Central Resident Council and will be implemented in the future.
Residents may be receiving information from many organizations concerning these proposals which were issued by the HUD office in Washington, D. C., after input from organizations representing residents, including the National Tenants Rights Organization.
The Denver Housing Authority policy is governed by HUD requirements.
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Olympic Press Village Plans In Progress
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the West Side Coalition: the location of the site is of primary importance, ownership, minority contractors and architects, community owned businesses, that would serve the community after the Olympics is over. The planning of such a large project is of utmost importance because we feel that it should integrate with the surrounding neighborhood. This means that the size required would have to be fairly large to accomodate the type of housing that families can live in, such as town houses and other multiple family units, possible cooperative ownership.
The size of the Press Village that has been discussed by some officials is three or four blocks. Waldo feels that three or four blocks can only accomodate three or four hi-rises, which are not condusive for family living. We hope that the Olympic people, the mayor, Housing and Urban. Development H.U.D., and Urban Renewal
Contest Deadline Draws Near
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persons whose ultimate place in municipal, regional, national or international affairs can be fully assessed.
If the name is to be after a dead person it shall have to comply with the following regulations: A period of seven years shall have elapsed from date of death before application for naming of a facility will be considered. The dead person shall be someone who has contributed in some definitive and outstanding manner to the betterment of the Denver community and its citizens, the dead person's race, religion or national origin shall have no bearing whatever upon approval or disapproval of the proposed name, the dead person shall have been of good character, and not convicted of any felony during his lifetime.
If the park is named after a dead person his living next of kin shall be notified regarding such a request. If approved by next of kin written letter shall be submitted
Community Control Through Rezoning
From Page 1 zoning variance.
It is important that community people understand the basics of zoning; they can always get someone to help them with the technical details.
If the West Side Neighborhood wishes to remain residential, residents must do two things: (1) Fight against the granting of zoning variances that would allow the expansion of non-residential uses, and, (2) seek zoning amendments that would be more consistent with residential living. One such major amendment is the downzoning effort, which recently has been endorsed by the Planning Board and staff, the Mayor, the Community Renewal Program, and the West Side Coalition.
Hopefully, other communities around the City will support the West Side in this historic down-zoning effort, realizing that they too might wish to use zoning as a tool, for community control.
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First Bethany Lutheran Church at Fifth Ave. and Bannock will continue October 16 as a drop in center for Senior Citizens. Each month the church is open on the third Saturday from 11:00 to 4:30 for senior citizens desiring to share some time with other people. Games, conversation, a snack, etc. are offered during these hours. Also, the people working with this program are interested in knowing from the senior citizens what kinds of ways they can be of service to them. All senior citizens in the area are invited to drop in and share some time and a snack. It is open for the benefit of senior citizens and seeks to serve their needs.
will listen to us, and give us an opportunity to present our plans before they pass judgement.
If your rent has been raised since the wage and price freeze on August 15, please notify Gil Martinez at the West Side Action Center, 534-5141. Save all your rent receipts from both before and after as proof. You are eligible to receive a refund on the raise if it was made after August 15.
WESTSIDERS CAN YOU USE EXTRA INCOME?
DO YOU ENJOY CHILDREN?
METROPOLITAN DENVER CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION WILL PAY YOU TO TAKE CARE OF CHILDREN IN YOUR OWN HOME.
IF INTERESTED JUST CALL: 733-2473 or 733-2474 ASK FOR MRS. JOSEPHINE PEREZ OR MR. JOHNNY WILLIAMS.
Evidently some of our readers who mail us items, agencies in particular, failed to note that our mailing address changed some months ago. We hope you will see this note and make the necessary change. Our new address is 910 Galapago St., 80204. We also have two telephone numbers for greater convenience to you. Daytime calls should go to 244-2636 (Inner City Parish) and ask for Jerry Garcia. After 5 p.m. and on weekends call 266-1445 (the Guedea residence).
THANK YOU WEST SIDE
I have been here now 6 months. You have made my store a success. For further needs, new or used, and at budget prices, come & see me. Or just come and look around; changes every day.
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