WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 9 Number 1
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
City Wide Health Council Election May 19 and 20
The election of members to the new City-Wide Health Council of the Denver Neighborhood Health Program has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20. Candidates who are seeking election to the council are getting their petitions for election signed now. All petitions must be filed with the offices of Denver Opportunity, Inc., 1525 Josephine St. no later then 5 p.m., Monday, May 1. The new City-Wide Health Council is authorized under the conditions of the contract and agreement recently negotiated by Denver Opportunity, Inc. with the City and County of Denver, Department of Health and Hospitals. The latter administers and operates the Neighborhood Health Program funded by Denver Opportunity, Inc. through a $5,677,240 grant from the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare S| Health Services and Mental Health Administration, (HEW/HSMHA).
The City-Wide Health Council will be composed of nineteen (19) elected and four (4) appointed members. The Council will have the responsibility of aiding in the coordination and implementation of the Denver Neighborhood Health Program and provide for meaningful resident consumer participation and involvement in the total program.
Elected board members will consist of sixteen (16) representatives from the various Neighborhood Health Center and Health Stations. Three (3) members will be elected At-Large. Members elected to the City-Wide Health Council from health facilities located on the Eastside of the city shall concurrently be ^elected as members of the Eastside Health Board. Members elected to the City-Wide Health Council from the West-side of city shall concurrently be elected as members of the Westside Health Board.
Based on current patient registrations, representation on the Council from the various Neighborhood Health Program Facilities will be as follows:
Eastside Health Center4 Westside Health Center4 Casita Esperansa Health Station1
Childrens Hospital Health Station1
Hyde Park Health Station1 Quigg Newton Health Station1
Mariposa Health Station 1 Park Hill Health Station 1 Stapleton Health Station1 Westwood Health Station1 All candidates for election to the City-Wide Health Council must be 18 years of age or older, must be registered nonpay or part-pay patients at a Neighborhood Health Center or Station, reside within the geographical boundaries of the target area served by the Health Center or Station, and possess other qualifications as set forth in the candidate petition.
Likewise, all people qualified to vote in the elections on May 19 and 20, must be 18 years of age or older, must be registered nonpay or part-pay patients at a Neighborhood Health Center or Health Station, and reside within the geographical boundaries of the target area served by their respective Health Center or Health Station.
Polling places will be set up in each of the above two Health Centers and 8 Health Stations on the days of the elections. Polls will be open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the days of the elections. All eligible voters are strongly urged to ex-cercise their privilege and vote in these elections. It is necessary to elect well qualified people to the new City-Wide Health Council in order to insure a strong consumer participation in the program. The elections are" being organized and supervised by an Election Committee comprised of Denver Opportunity employees. Anyone desiring additional information regarding the elections are urged to contact the Election Committee Coordinator, Mr. George Benningfield, at 297-2837.
Make sure you vote, May 19 or 20 In the City-Wide Health Council Elections.
B.R.I. Providing Services te Neighborhood
Brothers Redevelopment Inc., based at an office from the Inner City Parish, is in full swing. From 861 Galapago St. BRI is servicing the West Side community,
DCDC Receives Money
For Minority Bonks
Left to right: Lewis Gaiter, President of Skyline National Bank; DCDC Representatives Wi Joseph H. Chavez, Finance Director; Thomas P. Martinez,
Chairman of the Board; Oscar L. Hinojosa, Acting Executive Director; and Carol Segura, New Accounts Representative of Skyline National Bank.
Representatives of the Denver Community Development Corporation, Thomas Martinez ^ Chairman of the Board of Directors, Oscar Hinojosa E9 Acting Executive Director, and Joseph Chavez Finance Director, deposited a total of $60,000 April 10, 1072, in the Skyline National Bank located at 1601 Arapahoe Street. This was done in support of a national program in cooperation with local economic corporations to support
Councilman Is Named
Eugene DiManna, Denver city councilman and owner of Pics Comer Bar, 2128 W. 32nd Ave., was named as defendant in a $175,000 lawsuit filed Wednesday in Denver District Court.
The suit, filed by attorney Gerald Gerash on behalf of Jose F. Martinez, 4662 Lincoln St., alleges that on Dec. 2, 1970, DiManna beat Martinez in the bar and later left him unconscious on the pavement outside. The complaint said' that as a result of the alleged beating
with hopes that through our volunteer service unit, we will reach the 60,000 families that are living in inadequate homes. Believe it or not, the West Side community falls in this category and we (BRI) are trying to remedy this. Again, our concept is to help the people that are home owner occupants, who are in (Continued on Page 2)
A total of $40,000 was from the Opportunity Funding Corporation, an office of Economic Opportunity grantee, whose purpose is to attract private capital into poverty communities for business enterprise. The Denver Community Development Corporation is the local economic development entity, a Special Impact grantee of the Office of Economic Opportunity, which deposited the $20,000.
Martinez suffered a skull fracture, spinal injuries, a perforated ear drum, damage to his nervous system, a disfigured nose, permanent disability and emotional harm.
Martinez asked for $150,000 in damages for pain, suffering and medical expenses, and $25,000 in examplary damages.
The complaint also alleges that DiManna was negligent in selling Martinez liquor when he was drunk, and in permitting him to hit his head when he fell from the bar.
Martinez claimed DiManna knew or should have known that (Martinez) was intoxicated and should not have served him further drinks. DiManna was further negligent, the suit said, in letting Martinez remain on the concrete in an unconscious and bleeding condition without calling for aid.
(Reprinted from the Rocky Mt. News, April 20,1972)
Lewis Gaiter, President of Skyline National Bank', represented the bank.
Car insurance rates got you down? Every time you have an accident you boost them just a little higher. Drive with care says your State Patrol.
THIS ISSUE OF THE
WEST SIDE RECORDER Basic Cost$492
American Lutheran Church 334
United Bank of Denver TOO
First Avenue Presbyterian Church 10
Germaine Aragon Family & Friends 10
First Bethany Lutheran Church 10
First Mennonite Church 10
Inner City Parish 20
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church 10
$t. John's Lutheran Church 10
St. Joseph's Catholic Church 20
Wesley United Methodist Church 10
West Side Coalition 10
West Side Action Center Staff 7
Mothers' Club of Elmwood 5
William E. Wheeler 5
la $175,000 Suit
Page 2West Side RecorderMay 1972
I know this letter may be coming at a late time, but I never got to speak at the City Council meeting and I feel I must convey my thoughts about what I feel, about the West Side through your editorial.
I am a former Westsider, I was raised there, I attended Central, St. Cajetan, Franklin, Baker, and West.
The West Side is very dear to me. I cant understand why anyone would want to eliminate a neighborhood, a place that means so much to so many people. Some people are saying that the homes are old and falling apart. That may be true in some instances, but you cant judge a house by the way it looks outside. Inside the homes there are families and maybe, their homes arent furnished beautifully, but they are neat.
I lived all over the West side, by the Ave Marie clinic, Central School, Lincoln Park and Larimer St. Each time we had to move because of landlords who didnt care about the people or were eager to sell out to businesses, who never made it and went bankrupt. So now theres neither a home or a business, just a lot or an empty building. This has been going on a long time.
I remember when West Colfax was a focal point of the community. We had a 5&10* (Ben Franklin), a theater (Bide a Wee), a drug store and a grocery store, now theres a filling station taking half the block, a car wash and a loan company. The grocery store and drug store are sandwiched in between. The Pig Parlor was across the street, thats gone People have continuously been pushed out of the West Side. I, my parents, and grandparents were pushed out. Leave us alone. The people that live here wanted to continue growing and living here. Who wants high rise apartments? You cant raise a family in a high rise and who can afford it.
There was a woman who had some film of the nice homes and apartments that are replacing the now existing homes. Did you know that you can move in there for only $110.80 a month for a one bedroom apartment? What a laugh. Did you know that a high rise will accept pets but not children?
It takes a long time to get used to a different neighborhood. No longer can you wave to the vecinos, como estad vecina, or yell at the kids, burros cabezones get in here. Yes I miss the West Side, I miss my friends, my neighbors, the familiar faces I grew up with and the closeness. Too bad the people of the community couldnt have gotten a chance to let it become the community of La Raza.
I saw the maps and drawings of what was in mind if rezoning had been allowed. How sad that our children and their children will only hear about the West Side because this is whats going to happen. Some day all the West Side is going to be taken over by the land grabbers, and the evil monsters that say theyre doing it for our benefit.
I get the impression that not only are they dismissing the idea of a community and disregarding the peoples feelings, but someones trying to get rid of the Chicano vote block (me thinks someone is running scared).
Summer School Planned Again For Baker
For the time being, the rezoning issue is over. But before we forget it entirely, we should maybe discuss some of the concerns involved. First of all, we want to thank everyone who put out an effort to improve the West Side Community. All who helped should be commended for not playing the dirty game in the face of accusations by the opposition.
We erred in some of our strategy, but in the long run we feel we have learned much about getting a community together and dealing with the people who oppose our goal of making the West Side a better place to live. This city council vote indicated to us again that money is more important than people. As long as people in power continue to make decisions based on this value system, the city will continue to deteriorate and people will continue to leave, hoping to find a Utopia. We hope that the persons in power will begin to realize that if a neighborhood is going to deal with its problems, the residents have to feel that they are a part of the decision-making.
Now wed like to address ourselves to the organization for the betterment of the West Side. We realize that your interests on the West Side may be different from those of other organizations, but we were encouraged by your statements at City Council that you wanted to see the West Side improved. Therefore, we are asking you to join us in solving the problems of drugs, employment, housing, etc. We will be contacting you to help us raise money for these programs on the West Side. We hope that your interest has not subsided and that you will be able to respond positively towards human concerns.
It might be helpful to analyze the individual councilmens responses. First of all, we want to thank Caldwell and Roberts for their support. Although we would have appreciated Mr. Hook voting aye on all four of the areas, we appreciated his insight into the specific areas where he voted for us. It is disheartening to see councilman Nolan concerned about the legality of this issue when poverty people make the request, when you hear no such questioning from him of proposals backed by money interests. Councilman Blue, who is the Chairman of the Mayors committee on low income housing, came out smelling like a rose. He stayed with us until the end and then dropped us like a hot potato. We cannot agree with Councilman Wymans acceptance of attorney Goldsteins resident opposition list. We hope that he doesnt run his business by the results of that kind of questionnaire. It was obvious that the results of the questionnaire distributed by the West Side Action Center staff were in complete contrast to the other, but I guess Councilmen dont want to get confused with facts. The silence of councilmen Koch, Burke, and Perry was very conspicuous. The abstaining of Councilman Rosenberg again verifies our suspicion; money is more important than people. The Councils Chairman Hentzells, instructions to the zoning department of the city not to release the names of rezoning opponents didnt assist the process of justice and an open hearing.
It was obvious that the City Council was afraid of this issue. It is equally obvious that the Council should prepare itself for many more such hearings. Because if the inner city is to be improved, it will have to be done by the people living there, not by absentee landlords who are only interested in buildings and the profit they can obtain from them. It was discouraging to note that the Council was willing to make a decision on the basis of superficial facts and sloppy methods. As the team which comes in second place at the end of a season states, Well be back next year.
Incidently, one week later City Council voted in favor of the rezoning of a large segment of area by the Denver Technological Center. There they were concerned about the opinions of those outside about the area to be rezoned. It is obvious City Councils concern changes when the request comes from different interest groups.
Partners Need People
The Denver Public Schools, through the Office of Federal Projects, ESEA Title I, will again offer Summer School at Baker Junior High this year. There will be openings for 160 present seventh and eighth graders at Baker who wish to enroll in refresher courses in basic subjects. The Catholic Parochial schools also may enroll students in this program on a quota basis. Their pre-enrollment number is based on a ratio of 1 to 19.
The courses offered will be reading, English, mathematics, and social studies. Students will be enrolled on this prioity basis: (1) present seventh and eighth graders only who need credit in reading, language arts, math, or social studies, (2) present seventh and eighth graders only who are below grade level on standardized tests and/or have lacked the opportunity for excursion-type experiences, (3) present seventh and eighth graders who want to go to summer school but are hesitant to attend regular DPS summer school.
The school will be held in the mornings from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. Classes will be on Monday
through Friday lasting five weeks from June 19 until July 21. There will be major excursions, one each week, as well as numerous smaller excursions. Plans have already been made for three exciting trips an overnight excursion to the YMCA Camp near Estes Park, a dinner at the Hungry Farmer, and the opera, Marriage of Figaro at the Central City Opera House.
In the past, this summer school has been very successful from the standpoint of achievement as well as attendance. Parents are being encouraged to discuss this program with their seventh or eighth grader in hopes that the summer school faculty may reach the quota. A failure to preregister an adequate number of students may cause the program to be cancelled.
Information sheets and application forms which must be signed by the parents are available in the Coordinators Office or from the counselors and reading, math, English, and social studies teachers at Baker. Catholic Parochial students should see their principal for the information and application forms.
Denver Juvenile Court is seeking 600 men and women volunteers to serve in a court-related program. The volunteers E especially men ^are needed to work on a one-to-one basis with in-trouble youngsters.
Some of the youngsters are on probation, others have been brought to the courts attention for non-delinquent problems such as running away from home. According to Judges John R. Evans and Philip B. Gilliam of the Juvenile Court, there is an urgent need for volunteers to aid the courts professional staff. Volunteers would join 200 adults now working with the court through a program called Partners.
The program is based on friendship, not authority. No one can force a court-related youth to
participate: the youngster must request that he or she be part of the program.
In working with his Junior Partner the volunteer will have access to all the facilities and services of Partners. These include professional counseling: camping, fishing, skiing, river rafting and snow tubing trips: airplane rides: free access to many sport and cultural events: and free use of Celebrity Sports Center, YM and YWCA, Denver University Ice Arena and Roller City West.
Shared experiences need not always be so active. Partners are encouraged to share simpler but no less meaningful experiences: dinner at home, a ride to the mountains, window shopping, a walk in the park.
B.R.I. Providing Services to Neighborhood
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dire need of remodeling their homes to bring them up to suitable living quarters. All BRI asks you to do is buy the materials and BRI will furnish the labor. Then since we have helped you, we ask that you give us some of your time to help someone else. We are presently working on a home at 176 W. Maple.
The BRI phone number is 573-5107. If there is no answer, leave a message with the secretary at the Inner City Parish, 244-2636.
New Officers Elected for Resident Council
New resident council officers of Lincoln Park and South Lincoln Park Homes were installed in ceremonies held on April 24 at Hirschfeld Towers.
Officers installed from Lincoln Park are Albie Gonzales, president; Dorothy Martin, vice-president; Mary Robles, secretary, and Antoinette Gonzales, treasurer.
South Lincoln Park officers are Tom Lopez, president; Lillian Ramirez, vice-president; Sue Lovato, secretary, and Raymond Gallegos, treasurer. Administering the oath of office was Raymond Arguello, of Westwood Homes, chairman of the Central Resident Council. *****
If you are one of the thousands who have rediscovered the bicycle, the State Patrol asks you to remember that the rules of the road, and all traffic laws, apply to the bicycle just as they do to the automobile.
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 Methodist
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 Chuck Garcia Muriel Ashmore Contributors:
Ramiro Cruz-Aedo Manuel Martinez Jean Jackson
Officer Gilbert Ortiz Advertising Manager and Photographer:
Tito and Rachel Guedea
Rachel, Hope, Lisa, Esther, anu Tito Guedea.
After nine years on the West Side, Tito and Rachel Guedea will be leaving about July 1 for Alice, Texas, where Tito has accepted the position of pastor of the Alice Mennonite Church.
The Guedeas will be faced with the challenge of building-up a church which has only a small congregation, mostly Anglo, because there previously has only been a part-time pastor.
Tito had formerly been a part-time pastor in the Mennonite church in Defiance, Ohio. Born in Mexico, he has always had a desire to move back there and anticipates living nearer the border. A town of 20,000, Alice is 40 miles from Corpus Christi.
The Guedeas moved to Denver from Indiana because of the many Spanish surnamed people living here, and Tito thought there would be more Spanish spoken. He came to fulfill his alternative service obligation to the government, serving as a medical records clerk at Denver General Hospital.
Rachel has been active on the West Side Recorder since December of 1964, serving most of the time as editor. Tito joined the staff in
January, 1969, and served as advertising salesman and in distribution of the paper.
They both feel very strongly about the paper and its progress. They see an increase in unity on the West Side in recent years. They feel the Recorder has helped bring this about as its a great means of communication. Rachel stated that she was glad more community people are involved with the Recorder than when it was first started by the West Side Improvement Association and then later backed by the Acfion Ministry. She said she was pleased the way the current staff had taken over the paper and feels confident it will continue as it is a very unique neighborhood paper that there is a great need for, she feels.
As far as the area is concerned Tito stated he could see there was more militancy; that the Chicano had been under the dominance of the Anglo for so long, but had found out that he can speak out now without fear, so he does. And thats as it should be.
The Guedeas have three daughters, Esther, 12 years old; Lisa, 10, and Hope almost 5. They have lived at
257 Fox Street the past 3 years. They have both been active in many organizations on the West Side besides the Recorder. Tito had worked in the printing field and is presently working in construction. Rachel has worked as a teachers aide at Fairmont School since last fall.
Tito and Rachels contribution to the community has been extensive in the years they have lived there and they will be missed by their many friends and companeros.
We would like to remind all agencies that we are interested in having their summer programs to put in the June issue of the Recorder. The deadline for the June issue is May 24. The paper will be distributed in the neighborhood on about June 1. Since we are a monthly paper we must have your summer activities for our June paper if you wish them publicized by us. Denver Public Schools should also note this deadline for their end of the year programs. We want to let people know what you are doing, but you have to let us know first IN TIME!
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JUST A REMINDER
Although we carried our change of address various times and it is now nearly a year since it has changed, there are still some of our friends who dont seem to have noticed or else arent paying attention. Would the following agencies PLEASE tell whoever is in charge of their address lists that our address is 910 GALAPAGO ST. NOT 465 Galagapo.
Denver Democratic Central Committee Denver Opportunity Denver Public LibraryDowntown Denver Public SchoolsDowntown Elmwood School Greenlee School Model Cities Program University of ColoradoDenver Center YWCA
Please check this out or we will conclude that you send news to us but you dont bother to read us.
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WSIA Sponsoring Spring Clean-Up on West Side
In last months issue of the Recorder the W.S.I.A. stated Spring is Here, for the month of April. We are spear-heading a paint up and clean up for the month.
The City trucks will be in your neighborhood on Friday for this month, and longer if needed to pick up your old refrigerators, stoves, washers, and old furniture. Just get them to the alley or at the end of your backyard.
If you dont have either, call 244-9096 and I will let them know where you have it placed. Remember, the trash haulers cannot go into your yard to pick up unless you request it. In the projects your appliances should be put over by the dumpsters, and they will be picked up.
The street sweepers were out, in the last two weeks of March and
first week of April. Did your alley get swept up? If not, and it needs sweeping call the above number. Not only your yard, but your neighbors yard looks bad when trash, garbage, appliances, and other things are lying around. If your trash is put in proper containers and placed in the alley and they are not picked up please call the W.S.I.A. at 244-9096.
I know there are a lot of junk cars around, but we have not had any calls. They have to be red tagged before they can be towed away. If you have any complaints call W.S.I.A. We are here to help in any way we can.
Model City Trash trucks will be through the West Side on May 8th from Alameda to 6th Ave., Broadway to Colfax & 6th Ave. on May 15th. Heavy furniture and refrigerators will be picked up.
Consumer Education For
Area grocers are trying to explain to the housewife why area food prices keep increasing. Blame is being put on everyone from the farmer to the supermarkets who are passing these increases on to the consumer rather than take these increases out of their own profits.
The Associated Grocers (AG) of Colorado, of which the Adelante Community Supermarket is a member, says that the Governments Phase 2 regulations have allowed too many exemptions and that better coverage would put a damper on things. Harley Fujimoto, a union representative and a price monitor for Labor's Community Agency in Denver agrees. He further explains that the food markup, after it leaves the fanner, is incredible. Therefore, someone, somewhere between the farmer and the consumer is gouging large profits and is responsible for the price increases on food. Studies have pointed to the big canners, packagers, and manufacturers of food products who are taking a large share of the markup on foods.
Your Adelante Community Supemarket at 727 Santa Fe Drive has, on the whole, not passed these price increases on to the consumer. Their prices remain pretty much the same as when they assumed management of the store in November, 1971. As a matter of fact, while most supermarket chains are increasing their meat prices, Adelante prices for the same grade of meats have decreased. Financial records of Adelantes meat department indicates that it is grossing 9/ profit while most of the supermarket chains are grossing from 15/ to 20/. Adelantes pricing policy is geared to stay in business and to make an adequate profitnot to gouge and put the squeeze on the consumer. At the same time, Adelante is seeking to decrease the price of food items in areas where it is possible. PATRONIZE YOUR ADELANTE COMMUNITY SUPERMARKET HELP HOLD PRICES DOWN.
(More on Consumer Education next month.)
At the monthly meeting of the West Side Coalition held April 19th, Jerry Garcia, an active member at the Inner City Parish, was elected as the new chairman of the group. Mr. Garcia will replace Waldo Benavidez, who has been chairman for the past two years.
Mary Ann Espinoza, a Baker Jr. High staff member was chosen, as first Vice-Chairman. Ruben Leal was elected as second Vice-Chairman. Father Franciscus was re-elected as treasurer of the group, and Waldo Benavidez was elected as secretary.
The board congratulated the newly elected officers and expressed thanks to the past executive committee for their fine work. The past executive committee included; Waldo Bena-
videz, Jerry Garcia, Max Sanchez, Father Franciscus and Joe Duran.
The Coalition is comprised of fifteen neighborhood groups, all of them active in West Denver. The group was formed two and a half years ago to help redevelop the West Side as a residential community and has worked on many community projects for the betterment of the neighborhood.
The Colorado State Patrol asks pedestrians to be more than careful in rural areas. Due to high open-road speeds, the walker struck on a highway has very little chance of escaping death and none of avoiding serious injury.
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BAKER STUDENT WINS SPEECH AWARD
Gary Samora, student at Baker, son of Johnny and Maria Samora and grandson of Rudolf and Rose Samora of the West Side won second prize in the Opto-mists Oratorical Contest April 4 at Capitol Hill Optomjst Club. The topic Involvement One of Our Greatest Challenges" was given to all contestants, each of whom composed and delivered a four minute speech.
ACTION MINISTRY NEWS
The Westside Action Ministry held its regular monthly meeting on April 20. 1972 at St. Josephs Rectory. The majority of member Churches were in attendance.
At the above meeting there was a lengthy discussion about early childhood education. There was general agreement that this was most necessary for West Side children. The Action Ministry decided to look into the feasibility of establishing a pre-school under its sponsorship south of Sixth Avenue.
Again this summer the Westside Action Ministry will sponsor a summer program for children of the area. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 years will be accepted for this program. The principal locations for the program will be St. Josephs and First Bethany Churches. The program begins on June 19. Interested persons may contact Mr. John Hushman at 825-4802 for further information and registration.
The next meeting of the Westside Action Ministry will be on May 25, 1972 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Third Ave and Acoma. West Siders are invited to attend.
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Legislative Letter From Rep. Benavidez
This is a brief report on some of the bills which we have been considering in this session of the legislature. As you know, the Governor puts items on the call for us this session. Regretably, he did not include the pupil retention legislation which would have helped with the Northwest Denver drop-out problem. Nor did he include the legislation recommended from the Hospital Rates Interim Study Committee, which would have begin to cut down rising hospital and health costs. Hopefully, we might be able to consider these items in the next session.
REPUBLICAN SENATORS VOTE AGAINST INCREASE IN BENEFIT TO SENIOR CITIZENS BILL H.B. 1040 tax breaks for senior citizens on fixed incomes in trouble.
A House amendment to H.B. 1040 to increase the amount of refund senior citizens of Colorado over 65 could credit against their property tax was defeated by 19 Republican Senators last week. We heard such comments as, We cant let our emotions run away with us on this issue. It is very difficult to deal with such insensitivity in our state legislature, especially when we in West Denver are so mindful of problems facing senior citizens. I ask you to write any Republican Senator and ask him or her why he or she voted to cut the senior citizens increase property tax relief bill. Write Governor Love and Republican Mike McKevitt and urge them to ask their fellow Republicans to vote for the increase in benefits. Ask your friends to write them also. The bill comes back to the House soon. Hopefully, we can keep the House amendments on the bill. I might point out that the Republicans in the House voted solidly to keep the amendments on. Remember how these Republican Senators voted this year because they will be running as friends of senior citizens next year.
RURAL INTERESTS MOVE TO TAKE AWAY WORKMENS
COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR FARM WORKERS
S.B. 27, Workmens Compensation, Family Farms, farm workers in trouble.
Last session the legislature decided to include farm workers under workmens compensation coverage. The effective title date on that was January 1, 1972. There is now this bill before us which will remove farm workers from workmens compensation as of April 1, 1972. Much of your success in the legislature is determined by the bad legislation you help stop.
THIS BILL MAY KEEP PROPERTY TAX DOWN H.B. 1058. Public School Foundation Support Level.
I fully support this bill, as it increases the amount of state aid to our public schools, which hopefully will be the direction of future financing of our public education system. This bill increases the amount of state aid from $460 to $518 per student on an average daily attendance basis.
REMEMBER JULY 4TH?
S.B. 12. Fireworks Sale Regulation. Main sponsor, Senator Ben Klein.
Citizens of West Denver who remember last July 4 will be pleased to know that there is a fairly good chance that the fireworks control legislation may pass this session. I will be reporting more about this bill.
HANDICAPPED CHILDREN MAY GET HELP BY 1976 H.B. 1060. Handicapped Childrens Education Act.
NORTH LINCOLN HEAD START NEWS
On April 13 a coffee hour was held at Mrs. Jacksons. The meeting was to discuss the open house for a new Head Start Center and the lunch plan for special guests and parents.
April 7 the kids enjoyed the trip to the Airport. We talked to the stewardess and watched the planes at a close range.
We wished a happy birthday to those having birthdays with a special snack and cake: Bond Brye on the )8th. Richard Vigil on the 20th, and Anna Mana Garcia on the 25th.
The kids had a very special trip to the Train Museum on the 21th. They were so happy to run and sit inside of a train to see what they
are really like. It was so much fun for them and the parents that went along on the trip to the train museum.
Thanks to Officer Alligood for arranging a helicopter landing for the children on the 28th. These were special arrangements for the North Lincoln Head Start. They watched it land and got to look inside and watch it take off.
An Open House for the new Center was held. The guests were William Coker, manager of North Lincoln Homes. Larry Muniz. Maintenance foreman. Officer Alligood. Officer Ortiz from the Store Front. Mrs. Gwen Hurd and Roger McCallister.
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This bill deserves everybodys support. This bill will not go into effect until 1976. It would increase the amount of state aid given to school districts to help with the education of handicapped children. The new and important emphasis in this bill is to begin educating handicapped children at an earlier age. This is especially important because studies have shown that the sooner you begin educating handicapped children, the more they progress personally and the less of a burden they are to the taxpayer later.
1976 WINTER OLYMPICS: COSTS GOING UP!
% MILLION FROM STATE Report on the Olympics. 5 Million from State On Friday March 3, Governor Love told the legislature that the state of Colorado would have to supply $5 million over the next four years as our states contribution to the Olympics. After two hours of questioning the Denver Olympics Commission recently finally admitted the total costs will run up to $77,000,000.
NO FAULT AUTO INSURANCE BILL IN SENATE No Fault Automobile Insurance H.B. 1064 The minimum coverages required for compliance with this bill are: (1) Legal liability coverage for bodily injury or death arising out of the use of the motor vehicle of $15,000 to any one person in any one accident and $30,000 to all persons in any one accident, and for property damage arising out of the motor vehicle to a limit of $5,000.
(2) Compensation to injured persons for payment of all reasonable and necessary expenses for medical services for the named insured, and relatives of the named insured who reside at the same household as the named insured, at the option of the named insured, deductible provisions of one hundred dollars.
(3) Payment of benefits equivalent to 83% of first $100 of loss of gross income per week from work the injured person would have performed had he not been injured during a period commencing not earlier than 7 days after the date of the accident and not exceeding 51 additional weeks.
(4) Compensation on account of the death of a person for whom direct benefits are provided under this section, payable to the estate of the deceased, in the total amount of $1,500. This is one of the more important bills before us this session, and it will effect every person who drives in our state. Rates are supposed to be stabilized or even come down due to the insurance companies not needing excessive court costs.
I reluctantly voted for the bill because I favor the concept of no-fault insurance. However, the Senate may amend the bill which would make me vote against it.
Please write or call me about any of these bills or any other items of interest. Home (623-0737) or Capitol (222-0786).
ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH
REDEMPTORIST FATHERS W. 6th Ave. & Galapago
SUNDAY MASSES SCHEDULE
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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 R. Rebholz 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
Father D. Dwyer Principal 621 Fox St.
LA ALMA POOL
By Danny Martinez
The past standing of La Alma Pool, before Los Chicanos had any say so, was very, very bad. It was this way because the operation and maintenance was not kept up to the people's standards. Also public safety and recreational work was not being performed and supervised correctly, and enforcement of regulations was not done adequately.
Gringo lifeguards were treating the children and dealing with the Chicanos with racist attitudes. Therefore they could not work effectively in the Learn to Swim program and coaching duties. The pool was totally in the hands of Gringo lifeguards, managers, pool attendants, and people downtown. They held these positions because, the people let them.
When speaking of the past standing of the pool, I am refering to the way it was about
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four years ago, before Larry Lovato became manager. Because when Larry Lovato and the other brothers and sisters took over they started a change and changes are still taking place. The people of the West Side determine how the present and future of the pool will be because they are mainly the.ones the pool is used by.
I was a Westsider for thirteen years. I resided at 809 Champa and took my first swim at La Alma Pool which used to be Lincoln Pool and was later changed to Aztlan and now is La Alma Pool.
The present standing is due to Los Chicanos because they hold the positions of lifeguards, managers and pool attendants. Therefore the operation and maintenance has stepped up to meet the people's standards.
There have been improvements in the facilities such as the heating of the pool, the installment of a heated wading pool, and a new high tower diving board. The bath house has been painted and we have a mural that relates to the community, which has become a kind of landmark. There have also been many more jobs for little brothers and sisters 15-17 years (Neighborhood Youth Corp.).
There is something else that I see that needs attention. There seems to be some hassle among some of the Chicano brothers and sisters over who should get the jobs and who shouldnt. I think there is a way we can work it out if we put our heads together without hassling each other.
I would like to say that if I get the managers position this year,
I know it will be because the people of the West Side put me there. And if the people decide that I am not doing a good job Mid- are not satisfied with me they can replace me, and I will understand. I hope I can and will do the best job possible.
The Beltone Crusade for Hearing Conservation warns that a medical ear specialist should be consulted if your experience a sudden, noticeable change in your hearing ability.
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Science Foir Great Success At St. Josephs
Parents and friends of the St. Joseph's Grade School students were invited to see the various science projects of students fifth through eighth grades on April 16. These projects were made by the students and placed on exhibit.
The projects were judged by Betty Sanchez. Armando Garcia, Glenn Bruning, Rev. Patrick Sullivan and Sister M. Johneen. They picked winners according to grades.
The following are first place winners: Maria Padilla. David Romero. Margot Garcia and Theresa Rodriguez. The second place winners include: Mike Padilla. Cheryl DeAragon. Theresa Martin and Nancy Garcia. The third place winners were Denton Archibeque. Laurie Sullivan, Aldo Sanchez and Helen Vigil.
The science projects proved to be a volume of knowledge from experiments on mice to the solar system in three dimension. Through Mr. Michael Kays direction the children provided a very interesting and educational program. Both students and adults left the Fair with a little more knowledge of science.
FAIRMONT CHOIR TO GIVE
PROGRAM MAY 24
The Fairmont Fifty will present a public program on May 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fairmont Auditorium. Everyone is invited to come and hear these enthusiastic young people sing.
A choir is something new at Fairmont, but under the able direction of Mr. Bob Johnson, the group is really doing a great job. The band will also perform: there will be individual numbers and a grand finale with the choir and band doing their thing. Mr. Harvey Rudolf is band director. The choir has been invited to sing at Smiley Jr. High School, Greenlee and Beach Court Schools.
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ACTION CENTER NEWS
MOTHER'S DAY DANCE
Sponsored by St. Alphonsus Guard Saturday Night, May 13, St. Joes Gym Sixth & Galapago Sts. Time: 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. BAND: ERNIE LEE &THE KNIGHT MEN Free Beer Set-ups $5.00 per couple
West Side Action Ministry School and
Summer Recreation Program
For Elementary School Students From June 19, thru August 11.
Ministers Kermite Derstine Brice Balmer
The Westside Action Center staff and the Westside Action Council would like to thank all residents who participated in the rezoning issue. We are very disappointed that we lost, but the idea of working together and helping each other on other issues is most important. If you are having problems with landlords in the future, we have the Tenants Rights Organization, Betty Koehler and Sue Bavaria, and our housing specialist, Sue Keltsch.
The Westside Action Council has been negotiating with La Santa Fe Associates to rent the Santa Fe. Hotel at 1100 Santa Fe Drive. All the negotiations have been made and the Action Center will be moving into the Santa Fe Hotel sometime in June. We feel that by this move we will be able to provide the community with more services, especially the most critically needed service, emergency housing.
Part of our summer program will include a number of NYC working in the Center. Monday and Tuesday we will have these youngsters working in the community on clean-ups, etc. The rest of the week will be used for excursions and other projects. We hope that our program will be successful and beneficial to our young people from the Westside. If anyone needs their yard cleaned, or other clean-up jobs, you can start making appointments now by calling the
Westside Action Center and the Jeffco Action Center have gotten together to sponsor a fiesta at Jude Catholic Church, 1414 South Hoyt, Lakewood, on' June 10, 1972. There will be booths, entertainment and. Mexican food. We will be : providing transportation for the residents of the Westside. This will be posted at a later date. Money earned will go to the emergency fund for the Center. The tickets will be on sale for $3 per person, free beer and free prizes.
We now have a notary public at the Action Center. Anyone needing this servide should contact Helen Lucero. This service is free of charge. At the Center we are always in need of furniture, clothing, food, so we are asking you to look in your basements, attics, storage places and closets for any furniture or clothing that you are not using and donate it to the Center. These items are given to the people in the community that are in need. We will be able to pick these items up. If you have anything to donate call the Westside Action Center at 534-5141.
If you have any problems in employment, welfare, civil rights, housing, food stamps or any other kind of problems please come to the Westside Action Center, 1312 Santa Fe Drive or call 534^5141. We are here to SERVE THE PEOPLE.
Chicano Basketball Tournament Held
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The Denver Chicano. All-Stars beat the 9th Hole Lounge 80-59 for the Chicano Basketball Tourney Championship at West High School. The 9th Hole Lounge had beaten Derby Auto of Commerce City. 74 to 60. in a semi-final game for the right to meet the All-Stars in the championship game.
The purpose of the tournament was simply to bring the Chicano community together in friendship and to let one another know that we are a united people working together in the field of sports, education, and cultural programs. Teams entered in the four day tournament, April 4, 5,
6, and 7, were: Crusade for Justice: Derby Auto: La Gente;
9th Hole Lounge, Denver Chicano All-Stars: Inner City Parish, Concentrated Services: North Denver.
A ten man all-star squad was named after the tournament:
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AT FAIRMONT MAY 18
Its time to register your 4 and 5 year olds for school for next year. WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 1972 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Fairmont School Gymnasium
WHO: is eligible. Children who are 4Vi may be registered for our new Early Childhood Program. Children who will be 5 years old by September 15, 1972 may be registered for kindergarten.
WHAT: do you need to bring with you: Proof of age -1) birth certificate, 2) hospital record, or 3) baptismal record.
There will be a limit of 100 children for kindergarten and 30 children for our Early Childhood Program, so dont wait! Remember the date and be sure you are there!
Hike-Out is a volunteer summer hiking and human relations program for Denver-area youngsters of many differing racial and economic backgrounds.
from the Denver Chicano All-Stars Tommy Davis and Ernie Guerrero: 9th Hole Lounge Eloy Mares and Bob Gonzales; Mario Morillo North Denver; Ben Lujan Inner City Parish; Jerry Tellez Derby Auto; Rudy Pisano Concentrated Services: Mike Valdez Crusade for Justice: and Jim Vigil La Gente. Don Chavez of the 9th Hole Lounge also received a trophy.
The championship game was filmed in sections to become a part of the documentary that is being filmed on the West Side. We are hoping that community efforts will continue to help fund this film. If there are any agencies interested in having activities filmed to become a part of the film, we are asking for film and processing fees. Please contact Sandy at 534-7615 or Juan Archilla at 534-7615.
If you can spend one day a week during the summer to have fun with kids, or if you can help with clerical work, please call 388-0918 before noon during the week. Hike-Out needs you!
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Pros and Students
Co-operate On Drug Program
Ralph Simpson of the Rockets and Tommy Davis of West High School.
Eight top Denver athletes from pro and high school ranks have joined the drug information campaign sponsored by the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals, according to Manager of Health and Hospitals Dr, Edward G. Dreyfus. 1972 chairman of the effort toward better public understanding of drug problems is Rocket coach and general manager Alex Hannun.
Floyd Little and Mike Current of the Broncos, Ralph Simpson of the Rockets, and Be b McCord of the Spurs have teamed up with high school athletes Doug Simcik
of Northglenn, Birt Chism of George Washington. Tommy Davis of West, and Bob Miller of South for a series of TV spots on drug abuse to be shown on Denver stations beginning in April and May.
The spots, produced* by the KWGN-TV public affairs division, point up the hazards of the "drug game" and feature the United Way Information and Referral Service phone number, 573-6666, as a source of more information about drugs and about treatment facilities in the metro area.
SOME THINGS WE SHOULD NEVER DO WITH CHILDREN
1. Never discuss a childs behavior or appearance in his presence or within his hearing.
2. Never tease a child.
3. Never ridicule or in any way humiliate a child. Laugh with a child, but never at him.
4. Never raise your voice in anger, and never handle a child roughly.
5. Never frighten a child.
6. Never deceive a child. Never promise him something which you cannot deliver.
7. Never show a preference for one child over another one. Try to find the likeable things in a child who may seem less attractive than others.
8. Do not offer a child a choice when you cannot grant a choice. Do not say, "Would you like to give me that sharp stick?" You had better say, You may put the stick in the basket or on the table."
9. Never compare children. Do not say, "See how nicely Johnny builds with blocks." This will not teach him to build, but it may make him dislike Johnny.
10. Never threaten or bribe a child.
11. Do not deny a child something and then give in because he creates a scene. Be very sure your denial is necessary before you make it, then stick to it.
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Community College
TEACHER RECOGNITION DAY PLANNED
During this past year, several good things have taken place in all the schools in our area. One of the best things is that the children were able to learn. Several agencies have talked about having a special day as Teacher Recognition Day. During this day, let us ask the teachers to drop by our agencies for a cup of coffee, and/or some goodies, and to meet and talk to other people.
Thus far, the agencies are Auraria Community Center, The West Side Action Center, and the Denver Inner City Parish. We hope that therell be other agencies as well. We also hope that the teachers from our four elementary schools and two secondary schools will take time to visit with us.
We will have more information such as day and time and places later on.
P.A.L. Aztecs Is Both Fun and Work
The boys are having a lot of fun playing baseball and you can tell by the crowds at the games that the parents are having a good time, too. Still, the boys need encouragement while playing, so come out, cheer, and have fun. Games are scheduled for the rest of the season at Lincoln Park. A full schedule is also planned for the weekend of May 12 and 13, against the Rough Riders.
The boys will also be selling the worlds finest chocolate candy bars for 50 cents to help build the Aztecs treasury. The money earned from the sale will be used to buy sweatshirts and matching belts, the insignia, A, for Aztecs and a picnic in the park.
So, when a boy knocks on your door, please help support your team. For more information, call Jim Vigil, 834-7614, Auraria Community Center.
If you stop your car along the open highway, for safetysake try to park it all the way off the road.
The students of the MECHA Club on the North Campus of the Community College of Denver at 62nd and Downing have planned a three-day celebration for Cinco de Mayo. This celebration will take place on May 3rd, 4th, ani 5th. The public is invited.
Last year this celebration was very popular and widely attended. Both students and instructors participated by wearing colorful costumes and building and decorating booths with exciting games and excellent entertainment. On May 3 the events will start at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The entertainment will include dancers and Mexican music. There will not be food booths on that day.
May 4, the events start at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. They will resume again at 6 until 9 p.m. Speakers on that day will be Mr. Dave Madrid from 11 till 12 and Mr. Corky Gonzales from 1 until 3. Interspersed throughout the day will be singers and dancers, Mariache band, Flaminco guitarists, Latin music and most important, delicious food. The food booths will open at about 11:30 and continue for several hours. Delicious foods will be available at a very nominal cost.
On Friday, May 5, the events will start at 9 in the morning.
The second West Side Invitational Ping Pong Tournament will again be held at Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago St., on May 24, 25, 26, and 27. Admission is free. The first games will start at 6 p.m. and will continue until 10 p.m. An entry fee of 75* is also necessary to help pay for trophies and supplies.
A new event, Doubles, will be added to the tournament along with the boys 9-10-11: 12-13-14; 15-16-17; and the mens adults
continue until 4 in the afternoon and culminate that evening with a dance. The speaker during the day from 1 to 3 will be Mr. Sol Carpio.
Again, there will be the games and bands and dancers. Mr. Antonio Bonsell, student, indicated that the proceeds from this event goei ) the MECHA Organization, which in turn uses it for a number of things: an emergency book loan fund for students who temporarily need funds for food or tuition, may call upon the MECHA Organization, which is in itself a non-profit organization. At this time the group needs office equipment and hopes to realize enough to perhaps buy a typewriter.
Among the programs instigated at the Community College by the MECHA group has been recruitment programs and tutoring for minorities. They have worked throughout the community to help those persons living near the campus better understand what : available for them at the Community College. By next fall the MECHA students are also in hopes of having a day-care center for students with children who wish to attend the college. The public is encouraged to attend this event. Children are very welcome and more information may be had by calling 287-3311, extension 215.
singles. Two girls divisions are added for this year, a 12-13-14, and a fifteen and over division. Defending champions from the first tournament were Carlos Vallejo, Mens Division; Benny Juarez, 15-16-17; Larry Mitotes, 12-13-14; and Anthony Chavez, 9, 10, 11. Vivian Rodriquez won the Girls Division.
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Second Ping Pong Tournament Planned
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Greenlee is planning an all school field day on May 26. The 4, 5, 6 grades will compete in all events in the morning and the 1, 2, 3, grades in the afternoon. Part of the preliminary competition will take place on Tuesday May 23rd, but all finals will be on Friday, May 26. The prizes for the events will be ribbons for 1, 2, 3 in all events.
The school had an all school Art Competition under the sponsorship of Mr. John Flores. The entire school participated in the contest. Most of the Art work was displayed in the downstairs lobby and was judged by members of the Greenlee faculty. The winners were announced at an assembly on Wednesday April 19. They are as follows:
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First place: Grade 1: Lucy Duran, Evelyn Gallegos, Andre Mares, Michele White,
First place: Kindergarten Gloria Herrera, Tiara Lucero. Grade 1 Lucy Duran, Evelyn Gallegos, Andre Mares, Michele White, Annette Cruz, Darryl Romero. Grade 2 Manuel Martinez. Grade 3 Janice Edward, Lisa Lopez, Joyce Hubbard, Susan Trujillo, Jim Erkard, John Gomez, Adam Ortegon, Michael Barda. Grade 4
Jessie Benevides, Richard Garcia, Joseph Vigil, David Oaks, Mike Ruiz, Leona Pass-arella. Grade 5 Manuel Cruz, Joe Gomez, Catherine Richardson, Joseph Ruiz, Alice Mitchell.Special Education 5 Morris Portilla, William Martinez, Linda Armijo. Grade 6
Patricia Willies, Geraldine Dominguez, Joseph Martinez, John Valero.
Second place: Kindergarten Kathy Arellano, Sophie Manza-neres, Nick Penaflor. Grade 1 Bennie Chaviz, Michael Franklin, Cynthia Romero, Lisa Cassel, Joann Lebeyn, Estan Archuleta, Corine Hernandez. Grade 2 Linda Esquibel. Grade 3 Eric Trujillo, Raymond Luna, Connie Lea, Renee Martinez. Grade 4 Donny Cisneros, Melony Martinez, Dorothy Martinez. Grade 5 Julian Candelaria,
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Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass
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Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.,
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Fridays at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
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Manuel Cruz, Joey Chavez. Grade 6 William Martinez, Carol Duran, Steve Mazana, Geraldine Dominiguez, Anna Manzanares, Sarah Pacheco.
.Third place: Kindergarten Donna Vigil. Grade 1 Kelvin Tsinniginnie, Esther Viduya. Grade 2 Roger Allen. Grade 3 Darrel Vargas, Michell Valez-uela. Debbie Stine. Antoinette Tafoya. Mike Roybal. Grade 4 Lloyd Archer. Grade 5 Nick Toledo. Sandy Beverlin. Manuel Cruz. Grade 6 Linda Armijo, Debbie Ruiz. Patricia Salazar, Carol Duran.
Many of the art objects presented at the school will be shown in an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.
It has been said that if you want something done right, do it yourself ... So, in this regard, I am asking all of those young men between the ages of 21-31 who desire change in police-community relations to consider joining the Denver Police department for a rewarding career and an experience in doing.
Contact Officer Gilbert R. Ortiz at 618 Santa Fe Drive, phone number 825-1531, for further information.
Requirements are age 21-31 years, height minimum 5*7, education high school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. Applicant cannot have a felony arrest record.
Drug Committee To Hold Last Meet This Spring
The School-Community Drug Program held its monthly community council meeting at the Inner City Parish for the month of April.
First of all Id like to thank the parents that attended this meeting for your concern and support, and would like to encourage more parents to attend the next and last council meeting to be held at Sun Valley Chapel, May 15 at 7 p.m. Please feel free to attend this last meeting and voice your opinion on the Drug Program.
Whether a lot of you parents realize it or not, your kids are being exposed to drugs at one time or other. Therefore, we the Drug Program Staff, are trying to occupy your child's time by taking them on these various field trips. We feel the same way and try to encourage kids to get out and participate in the activities going on in their nigh-borhood community centers.
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Alfonso Olguin is another person that would like to let the West Side Recorder know that the West Side is badly in need of a movie house. He knows it takes money, and wonders if something could be done to get the Old Santa Fe Theater going again. He likes movies, and so do many of his friends and neighbors. He also has much time on his hands and would like to help do something here on the West Side. Odd jobs, part-time job, what have you. Give me a chance. I am a peppy 64 years old and with plenty of energy in me. A1 was born in Canada de Guadalupe, a small village between Las Vegas and Santa Rose, New Mexico. His parents passed away five years ago: both were in their 80's. They lived in Las Casitas projects. His boyhood was spent farming and harvesting crops with Dad and two other brothers with their own machinery. He attended country schools. A1 has lived on the West Side and would prefer not to have to move to another community. A1 lives at 1569 Navajo Street. Marcelina Duran, a lovely lady, with gracious ways, has lived here in the community for 10 years. Mercelina was born in Stonewall, a community of farms near Trinidad, Colorado, 84 years ago. Her father was French and her mother Spanish. Her grandfather, Mr. Geardo, owned a large ranch. They also farmed and harvested crops. The ranches were passed down generation to generation. Marcelina claims that Englishmen (immigrants) came and took the ranch from them by different ways and means. As a teenager, she took care of flocks of goats and being
barefoot she had quite a time keeping up with the mischevious goats. Her father finally sold the flock for cattle much to her delight. She married at Primero, Colorado and she and her husband continued as farmers. A widow, she lives at 1027 Navajo St. Marcelina supports all programs for the youth and feels that the youth should take advantage of all programs and use them wisely. Also, how about programs for us, the grandparents?
Tito Olegario Anaya, born in Clayton, New Mexico, in 1901, came to Denver in 1919. Raised on the farm until 18 years of age, he did much burro and horse riding. The family owned their ranch; they raised sheep, goats, and a few cattle. At the age of 11 years most farm chores fell on him since he was the oldest of the children. He remembers flocks of non-Spanish speaking people, especially from Kansas, coming in, filing claims, and fencing off the land began. This is how they began to lose their land because theirs wasnt fenced in. Everybody (neighbors) trusted each other so they felt no need of fencing or setting boundaries. Tito was 12 years old when he began school; there were no schools around. He learned to write and read Spanish on his own. He lives on the West Side because he likes it, also for convenience because he cannot afford to live elsewhere on his very low income. Tito feels that everyone on the West Side should get together and see what they can do about better low-cost housing which is so badly needed here on the West Side, and in fact, all over Denver.
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Happenings at the CENTER
Summer program staff is being called together to make final plans for the summer schedule. It now includes trips, swimming lessons, Bible school, arts and crafts programs and sporting events. The program will be run with St. Josephs. Church on 6th & Galapago and is sponsored by the Westside Action Ministry. Any parent living in the area south of Sixth Ave., that is interested in the program and has ideas as to what types of programs should be run in the area we would like to hear from them. Also anyone wishing to help with the program one or two weeks is welcome. Please call 825-4862 and ask for John Hushman.
A girls softball team is forming out of the Center. Any girl 13 or over wishing to play on such a team may sign up any Saturday mor.iing at the Center 215 W. 5th Ave. Practices will bt, held either at Baker Jr. High or Daley Park on Saturday mornings and after school.
HUNGER WALK Youth from First Bethany Community Center are looking for sponsors. If you are willing to sponsor one of these youth, Sandy Trujillo, Sandra Alire, Gladys Licom, and Pat Valdez, on May 13, to walk 25 miles beginning at Washington Park, call the Center. The walk supports three rural projects in Mexico and one in Center, Colo. The money enables people to help themselves out of poverty. Anything from 1* to $1000 is welcome.
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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Pete Candelaria of 108 Galapago St. with the arrival of Tina Denise, born February 15, 1972. The proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Pete Candelaria Sr. of 231 Galapago, and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rubio of 1050 Hooker.
Best wishes to Mr. Ernie Arias and the former Miss Carol Aragon who were married at St. Johns Church at 3 p.m. Saturday April 22. Carol is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Manual Aragon of 534 W. Fourth Ave. ErnieS parents reside in Arizona. The young couple is new to the neighborhood.
Condolences to the family of Kathleen Sopris Marquez, of 1324 W. Colfax, daughter of Mrs. Elsie Sopris, mother of Ryan Marquez, also to the family of Fred Sandoval of 1351 Kalamath. He was the father of Dolores Armijo and Alice Mares of Ft. Collins, Henrietta Casteel, Robins California, and- Michael Leyba, of Denver.
On April 19, 1972, our fourth grade class of Elmwood went on an excursion to see a Color, Light, and Sound Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Mr. Romero, our principal, Mrs. Wilcosen, our teacher, and Miss Harmelink, a student from the University of Northern Colorado went with us. We had a guide that was very nice; she showed us different things. I like the red room where she turned a light off and it seemed like outer space. We sang some songs coming back. I liked it very much.
Submitted by Joyce Salaz, Fourth grade at Elmwood Elementary Proud new parents and their additions include: Patricia and Joe Arellano Raynelle, March 12; Erlinda and Julian Montoya Christopher Sean, March 15; Kathryn and Alfonso Lucero Rickie Jim, March 27; Lorraine and Antonio Gaeta Antonio Jose, March 29; and Mary and Nick Lucero Nicki, April 12.
Margaret Bargas, family health counselor at Casita Esperanza Health Station, is recuperating from surgery and will be back at work in about a month. Jessie Guzman, family health counselor at Casita, has transferred. Anna Roberts will be working at Casita, which also has welcomed Mary Martinez back.
Featuring Senior Citizens Afghan making and other weaving and crocheting is what Willie Caldwell of 1319 W. 13th Ave. enjoys doing. Willie has lived on the West Side for about four years and would like the Meals on Wheels for Seniors continued. She also would like more handicrafts for more participants to enjoy. She was bom and raised in Trinidad, Colorado, and also attended schools there. She likes living in the projects but also would like individual homes and smaller projects being built on the West Side. Willie is 69 years old.
Former Villista is Mariano Ruiz Sr. This term is the name used for the soldiers of Pancho Villa. Mr. Ruiz is from Zacatecas, Mexico and as a young man, served in Villas Army. He received a bullet wound in the chest during that war. As a former revolutionist, he says he can somehow identify with the revolutionary ideas of todays youth. He is a young 78 years of age and lives at 1029 Mariposa St. He has many relations living on the West Side and has resided here for 30 years. What does he want most for the West Side? Decent housing, jobs for the people and something for the elders to do. This can keep everyone busy and looking forward to the next day.
Always bursting at the seams with artistic people is the West Side. 65-year-old Freida Hawkins home af 1319' W. 12th Ave. is a delight to see. It is beautifully decorated and by her own means. She designs her own pillow tops. Her bedroom is
decorated in lavenaar. The drapes, bedspread, and rugs, she has made. She also made a hassock out of an ice cream container, and covered it with contact paper and scraps of velvet. Freida has been on the West Side 18 years. She doesnt complain much, but her biggest gripe is not enough transportation for seniors to go shopping and not enough things for seniors to do. She would like washrooms or automatic washing machines placed in the projects. She was bom and raised in Denver and went to Garden Place School in Globeville. Her parents were born in Germany.
A resident at 1332 Lipan is Lester Casterlin. An interesting and talkative person, Lester has suffered a broken hip and has a steel rod in his hip for support. He can hardly do any chores by order of his doctor. He would like visitors once in a while, for it can get pretty lonely confined to his home. Les is a pensioner and has lived in this address for many years.
Born in 1907 in Taos village of Canon near Taos, New Mexico, Frank C. Herrera was raised there. He remembers going to the two room adobe school in the village. They only had men teachers who were severely strict. They were disciplined with short leather whips when they played hookey, cut up in school, and did not stand straight in line, etc. When they got home from school they got another licking by their parents or guardians. There was no such thing as sassing back your elders. Frank was raised by his great-grandmother, who was in her 80s and very strong. Of course there was no pollution and living out in the country kept older folks healthier. At the time he was a youngster and later on a teenager, he never heard the name Mexican American, just Spanish American. Franks great-grandmother was full-
blooded Navajo Indian. He has been a widower for 14 years. The last job he held was at the Veterans Administration Hospital when he had an attack of arthritis and has had it ever since, that was 13 years ago. He thanks his neighbors and friends for coming in his home to assist him. He would like to live anywhere hed like to, but cannot for he receives a small Social Security compensation and is restricted to living in the projects for that reason. He has a daughter and a son in New Mexico. He would like to join a class making wallets. His home is at 1319 W. 13th Avenue.
Jessie Hamilton, from 1319 W. 13th Ave., has lived on the West Side for 8 years and wants the West Side Recorder to know that she and other senior citizens need help in going grocery shopping, also help in carrying groceries to their 2nd or 3rd floor apartments. (She lives on the 3rd floor.) Also, she is very disappointed and disillusioned when she hears about housing being built for the poor and senior citizens and all is just a dream. Jessie was born in Oklahoma and has been in Denver since 1941. Thank you West Side Recorder.
Mrs. Leona Keibler of 1319 W. 13th Ave. loves the West Side very much. She has lived in the same apartment for 16 years and has many friends. But she wishes people would cooperate better with each other so things could be done quicker and easier. Leona will be 90 years old in May. She was born in Red City, Missouri, not far from the former President Harry Trujnan. Having been born in 1882, girls were not allowed much schooling. She remembers working picking strawberries at 1* a box. Her first big paying job was 75e a week taking care of twins and washing diapers by board with lye soap. She had one pair of shoes a year. The kids would go barefooted on their way to church and before going in they would wipe their feet with a damp cloth they carried before putting on their shoes. She married as a teenager and had a 12 lb. baby girl who later died. She had no doctor but a midwife who traveled by horse and buggy. Her mother dyed gunny sacks with bark and sold them, which in turn were used as floor carpeting. The only heat for the whole house was the big kitchen stove. When she and her sisters had their boyfriends come courting them at home, a red music box was their only entertainment, while the parents were near-by chaperoning. Their other entertainment was riding in a horse-driven buggy with her two brothers. She recalls once when the horse had a fit and dragged them all in the creek. Her first fancy dress was blue calico with lots of ruffles and down below her ankles. Slie had a jealous boyfriend who followed her once and she raised her skirts to cross a puddle of water and exposed her below the knee garter, which infuriated her fiancee. Leona says her fiancee almost disowned her, feeling that how dare she expose herself like that!! Sunday school was a way of life, then. She is happy but it concerns her that too many people are poor and without jobs and going to the moon is an unnecessary waste of much needed money that could help people out.
A newcomer to our community is Jose Camacho from Lamar, Colorado. He has received his citizenship papers. He likes the Barrio del West Side. He has been in Colorado since 1915. Jose is 64 years old and was born en el estado de Guanajuato, Mexico. Welcome, Jose!
It was 1949 when Senaida Griego, 73 years old, moved to this community. She was bom and raised in Trinidad, Colorado. She didnt know what it was to go to school since from very young she and her sister helped their father cut and saw timber. The mother took in washing to support the family when the father passed away while Senaida took care of the younger children and on weekends they continued hauling timber in their wagon with a horse. She feels machinery has replaced many people, especially the minorities, on jobs and wonders why so much money is spent on things like the Space Program when' human services should be tended first. She still believes that respect for parents and the elderly and vice versa should be considered and practiced. Senaida lives at 1416 Osage St. Leatha (Lee) Williams of 1432 Mariposa St. has had quite a life in her 64 years. Lee was bora and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She attended a segregated school (Longfield Schools) in the country. As a young girl Lee took care of wealthy white mans children, raised them until they left home, plus the housework. Lee and her parents and brother lived in wooden shacks near their employers mansions. Lees grandmother came to the United States in the Cattler Boat from Africa with a group of slaves, but she doesnt know what part of Africa her ancestors are from. Lee remembers being told that her father and mother were bora in slavery. She is perfectly satisfied living on the West Side and cares not to move elsewhere. She has been here 21 years. She strongly believes in respect for each others rights. Lee is well known on the West Side and respected by all that know her.
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