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West side recorder, January-February, 1972

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West side recorder, January-February, 1972
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WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 8 Number 8
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
January-February, 1972
Supermarket Needs Buying Power
Olympic Press Village Plans Reviewed
Community
Community
Why should West Siders give their total support to this community-owned store at 727 Santa Fe Drive? Are prices too high at the West Side Economic Enterprise Corporations supermarket? Are high quality foods being sold? What benefits or services is this store providing the community? How can I stretch my food dollar? West Siders are entitled to get true answers to such important questions.
PATRONIZE MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES
Only 3% of Americas businesses are owned by the minority community. Most businesses in the West Side are owned and operated by outsiders for their own benefit. The West Side community has a buying power which can immensely increase the sales volume of the WSEEC supermarket. Supporting the WSEEC supermarket to achieve high volume sales will enable the store to, in turn, pass on some of its profits to the customers in the form of low prices, increased services, and community benefits.
So important is this concept that Ed Lucero, Director of the Colorado Development Association (CEDA) says, Dont worry about driving a few extra, blocks or paying a little more to patronize a minority-owned business, for by doing so you will be ultimately helping yourself. As of October 31,1971, CEDA has assisted 500 minority people to get into business by processing 22 million dollars in guaranteed bank loans through the Small Business Administration. This has resulted in providing jobs for 500 new owners plus 3200 other people.
WSEEC PRICES
First of all, prices have not been increased from what they were when National Brands Food, Inc. owned this store. Secondly, the WSEEC
Many of our calls at the TENANT RIGHTS INFO. CENTER these days have been in regard to people needing housing, and we thought you out there in the community might be able to help us out.
We have in our office a huge list of people needing housing. They call us up or come in, We take their name, and tell them if we hear of anything well call. Unfortunately, so far, we havent gotten beyond the first two people on the list.
At first we thought it may be good to write the landlords in the
store has complied with the Federal Price Board in providing customers with price information, upon request, regarding 40 of the stores basic items. While some
items at the WSEEC store are higher than some of the large food chains with high sales volume, WSEEC is competitive with other independent supermarkets of similar size. WSEEC plans to decrease its prices where possible within the next two or three months.
However, even though the prices may be lower than they have been in this store in the past, all prices cannot be expected to match those of the major big chain stores. Prices in the meat department, on the whole, are less than those at the large food chains for USDA Choice meats. Other high quality foods are found in the Produce Department where fresh fruits and vegetables are attractively displayed.
OTHER COMMUNITY BENEFITS
The more West Siders patronize their community-owned store the more benefits they will derive from it for themselves. Employment (including managerial positions) and supermarket training has already been provided to community residents. Residents will always have a chance to receive supermarket training at the WSEEC store to gain the necessary experience needed
area telling them we would supply their customers if they would tell us when their apartments were vacant. Then we found out that Metro Housing Center went through this before and got no response from the landlords.
So, we are asking you, the West Side community members to help us. If you are a tenant planning to move out or you know of someone moving out, why not give us a call, tell us where there will be a vacancy, so that we can help those people on our lists find homes. If we can get this thing
for obtaining job opportunities in other areas of the city.
To help residents stretch their grocery dollar, the West Side Action Council (co-
owners of the supermarket) will soon make available helpful tips and information on buying that can save the consumer as high as 20% on their food bill. High pressure newspaper and television advertising makes consumers pay extra money for big name labels when similar quality merchandise can be purchased for less money.
PATRONIZE MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES. KEEP PROFITS IN THE COMMUNITY. HELP BUILD YOUR OWN PEOPLES BUSINESS ENTERPRISES TO SERVE YOU.
Members of the Denver Planning Board, at an informal
meeting held last Wednesday, were definitely told that property
values in the 23-block rezoning area would not drop. There would be no loss of money to
investors if the city decides to reduce the zoning of West Side land, from apartment and
business use to low-density residential use, Denver Deputy Assessor Mike Licht said.
The Planning Board, meeting in Executive Session to discuss the
going just think how many people would benefit. If you can help us out, please call 534-5141, Monday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Muchas Gracias!
Also The West Side Action Center is taking on a new look. We want to become more of a home for the people. One way is by making the place look less like an office and more like a home. If you have any spare furniture (soft chairs, sofas, lamps, tables, or an old rug) please call the Action Center, 534-5141, and well be glad to take it off your hands.
On January 19 members of the Westside Coalition and other interested West Side residents met with the Executive Board of Governors of
the Denver Olympic Committee (DOC) at 1776 So. Jackson Street to discuss the feasabil-ity of building the proposed Olympic Press Housing on the West Side.
Mr. John Henry, the Mayors assistant chaired the meeting. Also attending the meeting was Lt. Governor Vanderhoof and Bob
Commeron, Director of Denver Urban Renewal Authority, along with other city officials. Mr. Phil Gallegos, an architect employed by the Coalition,
gave a very impressive presentation of a comprehensive architectural design he has been working on for several months. The design
includes a hi-rise for the elderly, a motel complex and 300 units of low and moderate income houses.
The DOC had voted unanimously to support the Coalition and the site they had chosen in a previous meeting held December 15th.
The purpose of the January meeting was to get a firm committment on the site before the DOC officials left for Japan. Unfortunately, the head of H.U.D., a Mr.
evidence produced at the January 5th Public Hearing, were concerned about claims that property owners would lose large sums of money, if the rezoning was passed. These claims, it seems, are untrue, and are being used by those opposing the rezoning to frighten neighborhood homeowners. Mr. Licht, who denied that people would lose money on their properties, is the Deputy Assessor, the man in charge of officially determining real estate values for taxing purposes, with the City and County of Denver. His testimony is based on sales records for this community. Land now zoned for high-rise apartments and high-density business use is being sold, with houses, for around $7,700. And he added that they would sell for the same price, if the land was zoned for low-density residential use. I dont believe the zone change would cause the price to go down, Licht said. In this area, downzoning would increase property values. Prices dont vary that much with zoning.
The Planning Board will not formally vote on the rezoning until February 16, 1972. After that vote, the matter will be sent to City Council for a final decision.
Canfield, was not in attendance. The DOC Board members said that a firm committment could be anticipated by Feb. 14, so that land acquisition can start in order to meet the 76 deadline. All in attendance were impressed with the work the Coalition had done to date.
Councilman Elvin Caldwell was in attendance at the meeting and was quoted in the Rocky Mountain News as
saying that, Spokesmen for the West Side have said they want all press housing built in their neighborhood or nothing
at all. Councilman Caldwell is either misinformed Or was misquoted by the News. What the Coalition spokesman said
was they needed 13 blocks in order to build the three facilities mentioned earlier. The-amount of land requested is
necessary in order that the Press Village would not become another hi-density project development.
Father Torres, an Olympic Committee Board member, stated that the West Side wanted West Denver to become the primary site for the Press Village. He stated that any additional land could be used for low and moderate income housing elsewhere.
The Olympic Press Village is being planned in such a manner that would allow it to be converted to low and moderate income use after the 76 Olympics are over.
CONTRIBUTIONS
FOR
THIS ISSUE OF THE
WEST SIDE RECORDER Basic Cost$282.00
American Lutheran
Church $334
William Funk United
Bank of Denver 100
First Avenue Pres-
byterian Church 10
Germaine Aragon
Family & Friends 15
First Bethany
Lutheran Church 10
First Mennonite
Church 10
Inner City Parish 20
St. Elizabeth's
Catholic Church 10
St. John's Lutheran
Church 10
St. Joseph's
Catholic Church 20
Wesley United
Methodist Church 10
West Side Coalition 10
Community supermarket on Santa Fe Drive, 700 block.
YOU CAN HELP THE TENANTS RIGHTS INFORMATION CENTER
Rezouiug Not to Affect Property Value


Page 2-WEST SIDE RECORDER Jan.-Feb. 1972
WEST SIDE RECORDER Founded May, 1964
Office: 910 Galapago St. Denver, Colo. 80204 Telephone:
244-2636 266-1445
Sponsored by WESTSIDE ACTION MINISTRY
Member Churches:
First Avenue Presbyterian First Bethany Lutheran First Mennonite Inner City Parish St. Cajetan's Catholic St. Elizabeth's Catholic St. John's Lutheran St. Joseph's Catholic Wesley United Methodisi
Editorial Advisors:
Waldo Benevidez Jerry Garcia Don Schierling Managing Editor:
Rachel Guedea Staff:
Germaine Aragon Alberta Crespin Rich Castro Anna Flores Father Franciscus Becky Garcia Barbara Karr Kelly Lovato Anna Padilla
Contributors:
Adrian Duran Jeannie Jimenez Eleanor Lucero Sherry Sweetnam
Photography:
Joe Romero
Advertising Manager: Ruperto Guedea, Jr.
OPEN LETTER -Concerning Baker
We are concerned and worried about our children who attend Baker Jr. High School and what is happening there. Some of us have been unable to attend the meetings between the school and community, but we make sure we are informed as fairly as possible on whats going on in the school and school-community meetings. About the police officer in the school, some of us agree that its alright for said officer to be there, some of us dont. In a sense we feel its alright if officer is there to teach our kids about drugs and its dangers and if our kids are getting the full benefit.
1. If officer has to be there let our children benefit by it.
2. But we dont agree about officer wearing his gun while at school. Our kids feel uncomfortable by knowing that. In our community we have over-patrolling by police officers and they all have guns.
3. We are against arrests and our kids being taken to the police building, mugged and finger printed and being taken to Juvenile Hall. Our kids will then have a police record whether they are guilty or not.
4. Faculty should notify parents before our children are taken away by the police officer.
5. Students should not be suspended or excluded if its a result of the officer being there, without some kind of
Guest Editorials
Well, were back again to the school issue. West High had its blowout and conditions improved there, not much but some. Now Baker Junior High is feeling the results of a student body that is becoming more aware of its rights and the duties of teachers towards them as students, as well as people. Problems between students and teachers or administrators have always existed at Baker. In the past it was common to hear of cases where students suffered physical abuse at the hands of teachers in the name of discipline. The abuse was administered with mallets, steel yard sticks, tin plated paddles, kicking, punching, arm twisting, etc. Granted, this does not happen to the degree that it used to, but before jumping to the conclusion that administrative hearts have softened I would consider the fact that community people pressured the schools into officially ending such policies. We still hear of students being paddled with parental consent, but the regularity with which such measures are used would indicate that potential sadism is still lurking beneath the veneer of sensitized teachers.
POLICE OFFICER NOT WELCOME IN SCHOOLS
As an example, let us analyze the primary reason for the recent walkouts at Baker. When the schools found themselves having to deal with the problem of drug abuse, their reaction was to have a permanently stationed police agent in several schools on a rotating basis. There was no real attempt to find out why the students are turning towards drug abuse. The drug use itself is not the major problem. The high dropout, or pushout, rate has always been high. The poor have always suffered from inadequate educational facilities and opportunities. Maybe if the school administration would spend as much energy on improving the schools as they do in collaboration with the police, we might begin to see some improvement in student attitudes. Too often, the administration sees only a stereotyped view of poor or Chicano people, i.e. they are all welfare recipients, lazy, ignorant, etc. They base all this on hearsay because most of them do not and would not live in the community. Their negative attitudes towards the people are expressed by their desire to stay out of the community When the students are vocal (therefore, not ignorant) in expressing their rights, when the students are active in organizing to secure these rights (therefore, not lazy), the stereotypes begin to break down much to the shock of people (i.e. teachers, and administrators) who in fact are the ignorant ones. Some people might say this language is rather strong, but extreme situations call for extreme solutions.
SCHOOL NOT RESPONSIVE TO COMMUNITY
CONCERNED PARENTS
As residents and parents of the West Side community and having had children attend Greenley, Baker, and West and still attending, we want to express how, what and why we feel about the situation at Baker Jr. High School. Right now its having a policeman from the Denver Police Department supposedly teaching the children right and wrong things about drugs.
We will be bluntly truthful Police create hostility, especially among people that for many years have experienced atrocities and exploitation in the hands of their rightfully called oppressors. These remarks are not fantasies. Unfortunately they are true. We feel that in the schools we still are losing, we still do not have the delivery of quality education to all students.
Many of our students have experienced the shock of seeing and knowing that their schoolmates, parents, relatives and themselves harrassed and attacked unjustly by members of the police force. So how can these students discipline themselves to study etc. and to be made to appreciate their own worth when they have this constant reminder right in their school?
In their mind is the ever fresh reminder and fact that there have been arrests and other serious matters stemming from having these officers in their school. We believe that there are qualified professional and non-professional people from the community that students can identify and feel comfortable with in doing something concerning dealing with the problems of drugs.
We urge faculty and administrators not to encourage students to drop out or be kicked out by renewing or reinforcing unhappy and unhealthy feelings and attitudes by having police officers in their school. Lets save the students and their school. Please lets not forget what happened at West High School a few years back. Some of those students are still suffering in different ways and probably will for a long time as the result of that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Epifanio Vigil 1403 Navajo St. Eva Flores 1284 W. 11th Ave. Nancy M. Franco 1276 W. 11th Ave.
Mrs. Lucy Williams 1459 Navajo St. Mrs. Germaine Aragon 1310 Navajo St. Mrs. Elizabeth Vigil 1308 Navajo St.
Mr. and Mrs. Kemosteres Martinez (Marcelina)
1273 W. 10th Ave.
OUR POSITION
We did not create the educational institutions, nor did we design the rules and regulations which govern them. It is a commonly known fact to everyone (except teachers it seems) that poor and Chicanos have been denied their right to control over their own lives. An example is that we only recently elected a couple of representatives to the state legislature, and they have been primarily unsuccessful in passing any laws or amendments to existing laws which would be beneficial to the mass of the community which Baker serves. It is also a common fact that most laws are based on common law of the society that they serve. Anglo common law is based on a competitive, aggressive society. Chicano culture has at its base cooperation and brotherhood. There is no way that these two systems of belief can co-exist. We therefore demand that our children be taught how to work together to solve common problems and not against each other to see who can accumulate the most garbage. That they be taught not to beat each other out of something in order to be ahead of each other, but that they be taught to respect and love each as the brothers and sisters that they are.
If the administrators and the teachers find that they cannot overcome their own desires to compete, then they should seriously think of whether or not they belong in our community, made up of people whose history is rich in the pholosophy and beliefs that each man is his brothers keeper.
If the school will not teach the students their own culture and their own history, then the community must undertake the task of educating the students to fit our way of life.
Kelly Lovato
hearing; possibly a hearing. To be held first some place in the community and also a hearing in the downtown school administration building and that both officer and student be present at such a hearing so both can be heard. At such hearings, both student and officer should be given due respect.
6. That if necessary, let students, if they want to, vote for or against having said officer stay or leave Baker Junior High.
Mrs. Elizabeth Vigil 1308 Navajo Street Mrs. Geneva Braxton 1329 Navajo Street Mr. & Mrs. Santos Ruiz 1029 Navajo Street William Watts ___________1261W. 10th Ave.
A Valentine's Dance will be held February 12 at La Casa del Barrio. Hours are 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. with music by Los Favoritos. Tickets are $2 per couple and may be purchased at Auraria Community Center from Head Start staff.
FOr years many persons on the West Side have worked hard to develop and own a locally-operated grocery store. To avoid the pitfalls which have plagued other areas, the West Side Economic Enterprises Board which directs the store has worked very diligently.
They struggled long and hard to find a group of people who would be responsible for the policy and operations of the store.
They sought a manager who had the skills to run such a store as well as the concern of the community at heart.
The store manager, Bernie Vigil, was encouraged to maintain a staff which would keep the confidence and trust of the community it serves.
To maintain stability, they have decided upon a policy of good economic practices to eliminate overpricing and help to insure that the store would not be only a short-lived venture, but would become a permanent part of the community.
The committee seeks to give the community not only the best service available, but to provide a choice of goods that has not been available to community shoppers before.
Since this actually is a community store, we ask the citizens of the West Side to support it through:
doing their shopping there
suggesting changes which would benefit the shoppers
contacting the West Side Recorder office when rumors are being spread about the store
reporting all complaints to the Recorder or to the store manager.
Now that we have the store in the community, it is up to all West Siders to support this venture, so we can show the larger community that this kind of cooperation is possible and to encourage other new business ventures to meet our challenge._____________________________________________
Dance to Raise Funds


Westside Action Ministry News
The Westside Action Ministry met January 20, 1972 at the First Mennonite Church. Officers elected in the December meeting and beginning their tenure of office for 1972 are as follows: Rev. T. Fransiscus, Convener: Rev. Ramiro Cruz-Aedo, Coconvener; Rev. Dick Magnus, Secretary; John Hushman, Treasurer; Carlos Padilla, Corresponding Secretary.
For several years the Westside Action Ministry has been responsible for the publication of the West Side Recorder. It has always been the desire of the Action Ministry that the Recorder be a truly representative voice of the West Side Community. To further this end a committee of three has been established. The members of this committee are: Rev. Pat Sullivan, Rev. Ramiro Cruz-Aedo and Don Schierling. In the near future it is expected that a West Side Recorder Corporation will be established. This corporation will be responsible for the Recorder to the community with the support of West Side agencies and individuals.
For some time the lack of dental care for children of the West Side has been a concern to the West-side Action Ministry. Through the efforts of the Action Ministry and Rev. Paul Hansen the dental clinic at Morey Jr. High has been re-opened. It is staffed by volunteer dentists from the Metro Denver area. Children from West
Side Schools are being accepted upon recommendation of the school nurse.
At the January meeting all members of the Westside Action Ministry were encouraged to continue their supportive measures to the rezoning efforts for the West Side. Various members reported on their activities in this regard. The* Westside Action Ministry and its member churches have supported the rezoning efforts since their beginning.
FREE MEASLES CLINICS SET
It is terribly important to the health of your child that he receive these immunizations. For more information call 388-6111, ext. 234.
Monday and Tuesday Feb. 7 and 8 Feb. 14 and 15 West Side Health Center,
990 Federal Blvd.
1-8 p.m.
Mariposa Health Station 1178 Mariposa St.
1-6 p.m.
Casita Esperanza Health Station 801W. Fifth Ave.
1-6 p.m.
Monday through Friday Feb. 7 to 11 Feb. 14 to 18
Denver General Hospital Eigth Ave. and Cherokee St.
3-8 p.m.
A MEZA REXALL DRUG STORE
Your Friendly Neighborhood Store
We have just received our fresh Pangburn's and King's Valentine Candy
Toilet articles for Men and Women Beer, Wine and Whiskey
Prescriptions Our Specialty
801 Santa Fe Dr.
266-9887
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
Wishes You a Happy Valentines Day
Minister: Kermit Derstine
Phone 892-1038
West Side Invitational Ping Pong Tournament At
Denver Inner City Parish 910 Galapago St.
February 9th February 10th
Championship Finals At-
LaCasa Del Barrio February 12th at 7:00 Age Brackets:
Deadline for entry February 2nd fee of 50 cents
Trophys wil At Championship Finals
6:00-10:00 7:00 -9:00
1) 9-10-11 yr. olds
2) 12-13-14 yr. olds
3) 15-16-17 yr olds
4) Adults
for more information call Ben Bevy 244-2636 Jim Vigil 534-7615 be given out
MORE RESIDENT AIDES NEEDED IN SCHOOLS
Gene W. Carter, supervisor of Para-professional Services, issued a report to State Representative Betty Benavidez which showed that the majority of para-professionals being hired by the schools in the area do not live in West Denver. The schools cited were West High, Baker Jr. High, Greenlee, Fairmont and Elmwood.
Elmwood and Fairmont are the two exceptions. Seven of the eight para-professionals at Elmwood are residents of West Denver. Six out of ten teachers aides at Fairmont are also residents- The Recorder would like to commend those two principals for their hiring practices. West Denver has traditionally voted for the neighborhood school concept. Inherent in this philosophy is the idea that residents should occupy those positions in the schools where possible.
The other principals in West Denver would do well to follow their example in hiring practices and policy.
Page 3WEST SIDE RECORDERJan.-Feb. 1972
Profile Ray Torres
Ray Torres, a West Side resident for most of his life, is assistant manager of the new community-owned grocery the West Side Economic Enterprise Corporation located at 727 Santa Fe.
Ray was a clerk at the store for six years and has been a caddy since his high school days. He graduated from West High School in 1969.
He feels the store is doing well, but needs more support from the people. Even though it is West Side -owned, people from all over the city can shop there and take advantage of the prices. He said a handbill through AG Stores is distributed thoughout the West Side and this perhaps will be expanded.
Ray emphasized that there is plenty of parking in the rear of the store which many people do not seem to be aware of.
A West Sider by birth and by choice, Ray lives with his grandfather, Mr. Dorotero Griego, and his mother, Mrs. Delia Torres.
MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday-8:009:1511:0012:15 Daily8:0012:15-5:15 Holiday7:008:0012:155:15
CONFESSIONS-
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEGION OF MARY-
Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
THIRD ORDER-
4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass
NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY-
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.,
5:15 p.m
NOVENA TO ST. JUDE-
Fridays at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
11th and Curtis Sts.
HP I
Ray Torres, Assistant manager at the WSEEC Supermarket.
PHIL'S
GROCERY
718 W. 3rd Ave.
6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
como siempre Hablamos Espanol
Guisinger Flower & Gift Shop
240 W. 6th Ave. 222-8207 FLOWERS
... For All Occosions Specializing in Wedding & Funeral Flowers and Dish Gardens
BankAmericard and Master Charge cards accepted here.
6th Ave. & Santa Fe Dr.
CONOCO
Auto Repairs Tune-ups
Engines Steam Cleaned European Car Repair
255-4076
Anne's Beauty Salon
SHIRLEY and JUNE
Haircuts and Permanents Our Specialty
Open 6 days a week.
244-5604
971 Santa Fa
JUAREZ GROCERY
Mr. 8i Mrs.
Herman Juarez OWNERS Hablamos Espanol STORE HOURS Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fri. & Sat. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 200 Galapago
Classified Ads
FOR SALE Doberman Pinschers Herman Juarez 623-3790
WANTED
Babysiting wanted in my home Mon.-Fri. 421 Delaware


Page 4WEST SIDE RECORDERJan.-Feb. 1972
A ground breaking ceremony for the new addition at Fairmont Elementary School, 520 W. Third Ave., will be held on Monday, February 7, at 9:30 a.m. The community is invited and urged to attend.
Tax Preparation
PERSONAL RETURNS $450 & up
BUSINESS RETURNS $1 200& up
Why Pay More? All Work Guaranteed
BUSINESS CONSULTING & INCOME TAX SERVICES
Formerly Maestas Income Tax Service 440 W. 12th Ave. 292-3210
Lo > Club to Hove NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES
Dinner-Dance 0ut of her own creativity and
La Raza Students at West will be sponsoring a Dinner-Dance in the West High lunchroom on February 10, 1972 from 6 to 10 p.m. The purpose of the dinner will be to raise enough funds to send ten members of La Raza Students Club to Mexico for 2 weeks during the Spring.
The two weeks will be spent studying and learning about the History and Culture of Mexico, and the students will also travel into Mexico City and take many sight-seeing tours.
The dinner, which will be prepared by West High parents, will be a combination plate of enchiladas, frijoles, arroz, chili verde, tortilla, and soft drinks or coffee. The music will be provided by Tony and the Antones. Traditional dances and song will be provided by West High students. The price for the dinner-dance is $1.50 per person.
interest, Mrs. Elizabeth Vigil of 1318 Navajo St. displays a beautiful Nativity Scene at her home every year. For the past 16 years, she has collected Christmas novelties that her children have made at schools and centers and decorated her home with them, including a Nativity Scene. Her Christmas tree could easily have won top prize, it was so beautifully decorated. Many relatives, friends, neighbors and others came by to see her home.
Mrs. Rose Valdez of 1219 W. 13th Ave. is another artistic person who embroiders beautifully. She sells pillow cases and dish towels at a reasonable price. If interested please call her at 255-0989.
Rose Rogers, an Inner City Parish Mother, was given a surprise birthday party by her friends at her home on January 8th. Her cake was beautifully decorated and she received many gifts and cards.
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.
PARISH OFFICES
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
SCHOOLS
St. Josephs Grade School Sr. M. Canisius Principal 622 W. 6th Ave. Phone: 534-4558 St. Joseph's High School
Father D. Dwyer Principal 621 Fox St.
Phone: 534-2331
Christmas
Kitty:
Start yours now and have CASH for gift shopping next year!
Join our Christmas Club between mid-November and January, but the sooner the better. Deposit a few dollars every other week, and next November you'll have a nice big check to help you enjoy a prepaid Christmas! If you can't stop in, just call and we will mail the simple form to return with your first payment. Do it todayl
A good place to keep your Kitty
national
CITY
BANK
99 South Broadway
Order TAMALES by Phone 777-6287 We make delicious MEXICAN TAMALES. Please make your orders before the weekend.
J-A-K
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Quality Repairs at Reasonable Prices
136 ELATI STREET 722-2895
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Glass of All Types 45 W. 1st Ave. 722-5125
Agapita Sandoval and family enjoyed a visit from her brother Albert Gonzales and wife Shirley from Rocky Ford, Colorado. Alfonso Olguin of 1069 Navajo St. has been using Visiting Nurse Services. A couple of months ago he suffered an accident and since then the visiting nurses have been coming to his home to treat him. Anyone needing this service, please dont hesitate to use it. Get in touch with the Mariposa Health Station or Denver General Hospital for information.
A new comer to West Side is Scotty American Horse who has moved here with his wife and children from the East Side. Welcome Scotty and family! Germaine Aragon of 1310 Navajo St. has been attending classes at Colorado University Denver Center. She and 24 others in this class are in a special training program and will work as the Indigenous non professional. This person will work in the community. He will not directly give service but will see to it that service is given. Simply making more services available in the community will not guarantee their use. There must be a worker whose primary concern is the relationship between agencies and people. Also that the people receive the full range of services and help that is in the power of the agencies to give.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip William Apodaca of 736 W. Tenth Ave. had their daughter, Davinity Shantel, baptised on February 6 at St. Cajetans Church. The babys sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Popielarshi. Davinity was born on November 11. She weighed 7 lbs. and 1/7 ounce. She is also the first grandchild of Manuel and Rose Lara of 1256 Deleware St. and the grandchild of Seferino Apodaca of 629 -125th St.
Mrs. Genevieve Garcia, who was born on June 16, 1894, in Mora, New Mexico, passed away on January 14 after a long illness. She lived at 633 Lipan St. and was a long time West Side resident. Our sincere condolences to her family
Head Start News
We now have space for more children, ages 3 to 5 in our program. These spaces are in both the morning and afternoon classes. For more information, call 244-0632. The Head Start Mothers are meeting every Thursday for Knitting classes. Parents from Los Ninos and Casa Allegre are having a rummage room at Eighth Ave. Thank you to the Head Start mothers who are bringing their children to Head Start in spite of the bad weather.
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