WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 9 Number 2
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
A NEW ELMWOOD IN THE COMMUNITY
As it is well known to us, there will be a new building to replace the old" Elmwood Elementary School. Many of us have been involved in this project and have rejoiced in the final results. I interviewed.a community person about the school. He is Mr. Adolph Gomez, who has been involved in the project.
Mr. Gomez believes that the new school will provide an increase of community participation and involvement; this means that the school and community will work as one for the childrens educational process. Due to the fact that the community has requested that the school building be used by the community in the evenings, the plans as approved by the Board of Education show that an office has been designated for the community. This office will coordinate programs such as sewing and health classes which means that the building can be used on a year round program with adult education and elementary education.
On the open classroom concept, Mr. Gomez stated that it will provide an opportunity for individual growth of the child without being held back by others, or being humiliated because he is behind and the class pressure on him will be eliminated because each child will be a classroom.
Mr. Gomez also talked about no grades between Kindergarten and 3rd grade. He feels that this will allow the child and the teachers a concern for human development. He feels that as long as the child has the abilities and potentials, he should be better able to learn and function in an open classroom situation. This process will be started with the early childhood development program.
Another new concept for the West Side will be the team teaching. What this means, says Mr. Gomez, is that teachers will be able to work together and not in competition with each other. Each teacher, in the open classroom, will have time to plan for each child, and help him as an individual. This allows, says Mr. Gomez, for the teacher to get to know a child for who he is and not because of a card file.
We also talked about the destruction of equipment that would be available to all classes. Mr. Gomez feels that this will give each child the responsibility to care for their equipment. He added that the students are taking care of their equipment now. Mr. Gomez also noted that it is other young people who do the destroying and stealing. Last week, April 22, 4 large tape recorders and 3 cassette recorders were stolen. Some junior
Residents ard shown on their way to the dedication of Hector Fl.orez Park, located on 4th and Galapago.
Public Hearing On New Recreation Center South of 6th Ave.
7:30 AT FAIRMONT SCHOOL
high students were selling tape recorders for $10.
I asked Mr. Gomez if he had received any comments from the community people. He indicated that the people were very happy because of the new building and the new school concept. They feel this means to them that someone cares for their children. He added that he felt that the staff was behind the community. But. Mr. Gomez added, the name Elmwood has no meaning to them, in fact, they don't even know what it means or how it got here. They favor a change of name to one that would identify
HEALTH FAIR -FERIA DE SALUD
The West Side Health Center isgoingtohaveaHealthrFair for the Denver West Side Community. Our purpose is to make our residents health conscious' and to provide some
health services and health information. We will have numerous games of chance, lots of prizes, health services such as
free chest x-rays, and numerous health exhibits sponsored by the Health Center staff and voluntary agencies.
The fair will be held on June 24th, 1972 on Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the following location: Rude Park at 13th and Decatur.
Plan to bring the whole family and attend the Fair. For further information contact the Health Education Section at the Health Center at 292-9690, extension 216.
with the people. I asked Mr. Gomez if the name Elmwood meant anything to the people, he said. "No!"
Later on. I also interviewed Mr. Victor Romero, principal at Elmwood. He felt very much as Mr. Gomez. However, he added that the school would have a new organization to allow work with each child, to assist him to develop to his fullest potential and to meet his individual needs.
I asked about the faculty. He indicated that they were very thrilled
about the new school and added that the students have also voiced their feelings of happiness. Some even want to fail in order to be able to attend the new school. He- added that the students will be involved in the breaking of the ground. Both Mr. Gomez and Mr. Romero have expressed my feelings, too.
Westside Improvement Associations monthly meeting will be held on June 6, 1972, 7:30 p.m., at Auraria Community Center, 1312 Mariposa.
In the month of April, the association spearheaded a clean-up month. There were 12-15 truck loads of large appliances taken out of the west side.
All the streets and alleys were all sweeped. If your street and alley needs cleaning oY hasnt been cleaned, if your trash isnt being picked up, if you need a midnight street light in your block, any junk cars, call 244-90% or 534-5141.
Residents of the West Side who have been elected to serve on a City-Wide Health Council composed of registered patients of the Neighborhood Health Centers are Casita Esperanza Mack Salaz; Mariposa fgEvelyn Jean Jackson; Westside Health Station Frank Castro, Paul Marquez, Lila Pacheco, and Rose Trujillo.
The Council will be made up of 19 members, all patients in the program, and will have an opportunity to help decide quality of care, services provided, and hours the centers will be open.
It will serve. as an advisory board to the Department of Health and Hospitals and assure continued and additional federal funds for the program. The Council will have the responsibility of hiring the executive director consultant, one to represent the East Side, another the West Side.
If you have any suggestions, or ideas, complaints, that you would like to see the W.S.I.A. doing, youre welcome to attend our meetings or if you would like to become a member of the Association, fees' are $1.00 per year, per family.
We are here to serve you to the best of our ability. Model Cities are to be through the West Side again, for the week of the 22nd to 26th of May. Get your old furniture and appliances out to the alley at this time. It will be another year before we have this drive again. This is your community, your neighborhood. Help us to keep it clean.
Westside Improvement Association
Alameda Elementary Phase Out
Alameda School was built in 1902, but despite its age, the structure is in fine condition. For many years, the population of the schools service area has been diminishing. The enrollment has hovered around 200 students for the past five years. This past year has, rather remarkably, witnessed an almost 30 student increase in enrollment now there are plans for the phase out of Alameda and there is much concern among the parents.
Discussions with Mr. French of the Denver Public Schools revealed that the School will continue for at least one more year and will be phased out after the Fairmont School addition and the new Elmwood School are completed.
The Alameda building ^ while quite soundly constructed, within easy walking distance of all points within the Service area, and near public transportation is inadequate in many important aspects such as no library, the gym and lunchroom are combined, there is only one set of bathrooms, the playground is deficient in space, and the 8 classrooms do not permit the diversity of curriculum found in larger schools. Many programs, especially government funded, have been geared toward rectifying the educational- dpfiripiyjpg ,jn core area schools; invariably there are recommendations for
smaller classrooms and schools, and more personalized attention. West Side principals, teachers, and students are in general agreement that small schools are much more desirable in the inner city. The maximum workable size for an elementary school is 500 students according to most professionals. Fairmont will have a new capacity of 850, Elmwood, 500; Greenlee now has over 1,000. It is possible that Elmwood and Fairmont will have to absorb most of the 250-300 students from St. Josephs school if it has to close.
Children at Alameda report that they like the small school because everybody knows everybody else, and they seem to get more attention. The average daily attendance is 92.8% as compared to the city average of 90.0%. Yet, if Alameda continues in existence, the children might be deprived of many opportunities which can be provided at a large school like Fairmont or Elmwood.
At a meeting held by the School Board on Thursday, May 18,1972, over 50 parents attended to discuss the future of Alameda School. The issues outlined above were voiced by parents and school board member: alike, and while no final decision as to Alamedas fate was made, it seems likely that more meetings will follow.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE WEST SIDE RECORDER
Basic Cost$492 Catholic Archdiocese $600
American Lutheran Church 334
United Bank of Denver 100
First Avenue Pres-, byterian 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
St. John's Lutheran Church 10
St. Joseph's i 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
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The Westside Recorder is appreciative of the yes vote that was given to the Demolition Ordinance introduced by councilman Bill Roberts. It is unfortunate that our very own councilman Gene Baby saw fit to once again vote against the people that are most in need of housing. Although the bill was watered down by a number of amendments it is a step in the right direction. For those that are not familiar with the Bill, it is supposed to prevent demolition of homes in any given councilmatic district, if the vacancy rate is below 3%. Which in the case of the Westside, the vacancy rate is far below 3%.
The problem that presents itself at this time is the fact that nothing can be done until a vacancy survey is done. This might take 6 months or more meanwhile homes are presently rapidly being demolished. The Westside Recorder suggests that city council declare a moritorium on demolition of homes until the survey is completed. The request is not unreasonable and is very much needed.
TO ALL OUR FRIENDS ON THE WEST SIDE
This is being written on the ninth anniversary of the day we arrived in Denver. These nine years have been spent on the West Side which has become home to us. Leaving it and our friends will be hard. We will never forget Denver, the West Side, and the people here. Two of our children were bom here, and one is buried here. A piece of us will always remain in Denver.
We do want to say some thank yous. First a big thank you for allowing us to work with you on the Recorder. There were lots of headaches and hard work. Our children sometimes requested that we not speak about it in their presence as they were sick and tired of hearing about the
Recorder. But there were many rewards also. Thank you also for the chance to be part of the community and for accepting us as equals in the effort to improve the community. And thank you for making an Anglo feel that she belonged.
Wherever we go, we will carry with us the knowledge that Chicanos and Anglos, young and old, Catholics and many kinds of Protestants CAN work together to make their comer of the world a better place if they will set their minds to doing it. We know this because we have seen it happen on the West Side.
MAY IT KEEP ON HAPPENING!
The first grade pupils of Fairmont elementary school recently sent letters and a request to the Rocky Mountain News asking that they assign a writer to make an editorial plea to the citizens of the West side to make every possible effort in putting an end to senseless break-ins at their school. Although we did not retain copies of the letters we wanted published, we would like to make the same request of the West Side Recorder.
Three break-ins have occurred during the month of May at Fairmont. Valuable (to our children) and necessary educational as well as musical instruments were taken. The equipment taken was part of the equipment used in the reading program at our school. The musical instruments are part of the enrichment aspect of education and impossible to replace. We have a fine instrumental teacher, Mr. Harvey Rudolph, who works hard not only at teaching our children to play these instruments, but who makes every effort possible to obtain more instruments, so that more of our children can participate in the instrumental program. Teachers such as Mr. Rudolph will be unable to help our children if senseless acts such as these are allowed to occur.
Fairmont is getting a fine new addition that will not only benefit our children but the whole community; there are plans to use this building not only as a learning center for children, but as a learning center for the .community. We have a fine staff of teachers, teacher aides, custodians, and parents who are really concerned with the future of their pupils and children.
It is with this in mind that we ask the Recorder to help expand our plea, not only to those concerned citizens around Fairmont, but to those concerned citizens around all of our fine West Side schools to assist and do everything possible to end the senseless acts of vandalism, destruction, and thefts that are robbing our children of the opportunity to succeed in this world.
La Academia Del Barrio
La Academia del Barrio will be conducting its third consecutive summer school program here in the West Side, starting June 19th. The program is open to any youth between 3rd and 6th grade.
The curriculum of the school is centered around the historical and cultural contributions of Mexicans and Indians here in the Southwest. The courses offered by the school include; Chicano History, Folkloric Dancing, Spanish-English Creative Writing, Cultural Art, Math, and Recreation and swimming.
Classes will be conducted three days a week for a ten-week period at no cost to the children, at Greenlee Elementary School. A free lunch will be provided for the participants.
The school is an attempt at making education more relevent to the children in the community; by offering courses that they identify with, and with instructors who care to devote much time and effort in working with each individual youngster. Many field trips will be added to the program to make it more enjoyable as well as educational.
Due to the small budget and a limitation in adequated facilities the program will serve approximately 50 to 60 children.
Applications can Ire acquired at Auraria Community Center, and should be mailed into 910
New Mini-Park, Spear & Galapago.
PositioRS Open in Police and Fire Department
CAN YOU QUALIFY?
HOW CAN YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTE?
IN OUR JOB WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU!
CAN YOU SPEND A FEW MINUTES TO FIND OUT? ANYONE CAN APPLY.
NOW IS THE TIME TO APPLY FOR A BETTER FUTURE. ONLY YOU CAN MAKE AN IMPACT.
CONTACT OFFICER ORTIZ AT 618 SANTA FE DRIVE PHONE NUMBER 825-1531 OR
FIREMAN BOB MAES AT 618 SANTA FE DRIVE PHONE NUMBER 825-1531
By Ramiro Cruz-Aedo
So, the ground breaking ceremony is over. If it were not for the carpenters strike, the community would be able to see some work going on. We believe that it is proper to mention that those community groups that were not mentioned during the ceremony should be recognized.
There were people who worked hard, even harder than some of those who participated or were acknowledged during the ceremony. We also believe that the new building is not the result of any one person, group, or institution, but rather the result of a collective effort of individuals and organizations. Certainly, Victor Romero, principal of Elmwood, needs to be commended, as well as his staff, for all the extra work and time. But we also feel that we cannot forget that there were parents who walked the streets with petitions; they, too, need to be commended. The agencies involved, such as West Side Action Center, West Side Action Ministry, the Coalition, Auraria Community Center, the Denver Inner City Parish, and especially the Planning committee need to be commended.
One more word of GRACIAS needs to be said to all the individuals and groups that brought this last push to completion-a new school; but not forgetting that as long as 12 years ago there were other individuals and groups who worked just as hard, but unfortunately, their work did not produce a new school. Even though their work may seem fruitless, their work served as the foundation from where our work began.
Our work has just begun; now we have a greater challenge and that is the quality of education for our children; those who are now in school and those who will be entering in the years to come. Maybe we should begin by showing our continuous support for the good programs and the efforts to teach our children. Maybe we can show that community and school are oneso how about a name for the new school that will identify with the community.
New editor of the West side Recorder is Becky Garcia who assumed her duties with the last issue. She succeeds Rachel Guedea who, with her family, is moving to Texas.
Becky has been proofreader for the Recorder and was employed by the Rocky Mountain Bank note Co. in the same capacity.
She was a volunteer teacher at the West Side Learning center, active in the West side Action center, in addition to assitsting her husband, Jerry, in his many activities.
She plays softball with La Gente del Barrio sponsored by City Parks and Recreation.
Becky attended both Abraham Lincoln and west high Schools. She said she grew up in the suburbs, but came back to the inner city after her marriage. She is very interested and involved with the West Side problems and tries to help in any way, she said.
the Garcias attend St. Josephs Church.
Program for La Casa Del Barrio
Arts and Crafts Monday Thursday, 2-5 p.m.
Leather Classes Water Painting Classes Dance Classes
Friday Night Community Dances Art DirectorMartha Madrano AssistantAnthony Garcia More Information, Contact: 572-1529.
Galapago Street, no later than June 12th. For further information call 534-7614 and ask for Willie Maontoya.
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:
Germaine Aragon Alberta Crespin Rich Castro Anna Flores Father Franciscus Barbara Karr Kelly Lovato Anna Padilla Chuck Garcia Muriel Ashmore
Ramiro Cruz-Aedo Jean Jackson Officer Gilbert Ortiz
Advertising Manager and Photographer:
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Community Profile-------------------------------Store Profile
FATHER FRANCISCUS MEET OUR MEAT MANAGER
Father T. Fransiscus,
Associate Pastor of St. Joseph's Church who has been active and involved with West Side
problems, will be leaving in June for Fresno, California.
He will serve as an Associate Pastor to an activist Chicano priest, Fr. Enrique Lopez, whose parish is located in the San Joaquin valley. Fr. Fransiscus will live in the barrio in the heart of the grape country. The parish, while huge in size, is small in numbers he said, and is composed of many diverse types of people: Chicanos, Anglos, Blacks, and Portugueses.
Since his ordination as a redemptorist priest seven years ago, the character of Fr. Fransiscus assignments seem to have led straight to his present California appointment.
His inital contact with migrant workers was as a seminary student at Immaculate Conception College, in Oconomowac, Wise. During vacations, he would go out into the fields with the priest who ministered to the migrants and speak with them.
I learned Spanish from the people in the migrant camps/ he said. This may explain why Fr. Fransiscus has no trouble communicating with the people.
After he was ordained, he was assigned to St. Michaels Church in Chicato in a predominately Puerto Rican Parish, where he spent two years before going to St. Louis.
He has been in Denver for the past three years. During that brief time, Fr. Fransiscus has become deeply involved with the community and its problems, and has demonstrated his philosophy that the church must be totally committed and cannot say you take care of your bodies, well take care of your souls.
He has attempted to involved the people of the church in the problems of the community and was instrumental in getting the
church to become one of the agencies affiliated with the West Side Coalition. Through this agency, Fr. Fran was active in the rejection of the Greyhound Bus Terminal in the neighborhood and worked for the rezoning of the West Side.
He sees that the West Side is more community-oriented than when he came as evidenced by the involvement of many people in both the above issues.
He feels there is more of a desire on the part of the people in general to better themselves, more of a spirit of friendship, and concern for their community and the city of Denver.
Concerning the whole West Side, Fr. Fran states the most important points now are:
bettering the West Side as a residential neighborhood;
maintaining what is now invested in the area--churches, schools;
that the city of Denver recognize the importance of maintaining this area as a residential neighborhood close to downtown.
that the people are kept informed and politically involved;
and that the children are made aware of sucessful persons from the community to help establish goals for their future;
although he comes from a middle-class background, Father Fransiscus feels that because he can communicate with the people, There has to be a coming together, he said, we cant always be ghetto-ized.
Fr. Fran says he is going to miss Denver and the West Side very much and is thankful for the opportunity to be involved;!
Community organizations in which Fr. Fransiscus has been active include West Side Coalition; West Side Recorder; Joint Action Community Service; Mehtadone Drug Program, and at St. Josephs In addition to his duties as
Father Thomas Franciscus.
Associate Pastor, he conducts the Spanish services and is on the Parish Council.
He also played hockey on the Arvada Mens Senior Hockey Team. Father Fransiscus has been a sincere friend of the West side community and many will regret his leaving. His 'contributions will be long remembered not only by his parishioners, but by his many inner city friends.
It has been brought to the attention of the West Side Coalition that many residents South of sixth avenue are concerned with, the lack of recreational facilities in that part of the community.
The Coalition is therefore going to hold a public meeting in the Fairmont. Elementary Grade School to determine if there is a feasibility of getting a facility built. Secondly, if a center is to be built, the resident of that area should have a voice in the site selection. Hopefully, a site can be picked that will not displace families or destroy any homes.
Ben Aragon, meat market manager of the Adelante Store, has been with the market on Santa Fe since its opening.
Formerly he was with Del Farms, Alameda at Sheridan, for four years. A native of New Mexico, Mr. Aragon had been with Foodways in Las Cruces before moving to Denver.
He also worked as a deputy sheriff in Las Cruces for four
The Westside Action Center is working on a program in which they hope to have sixteen Honda mini-bikes, to teach West Denver students how to maintain and repair the bikes. At the same time they will learn the safety requirements to ride the bikes.
Three days out of the week students will be learning how to repair and operate these bikes. The other two days are for education purposes. Any student who does not attend the two days of education will be asked to drop out of the program.
Chuck Garcia, Joe Hodge and Frank Muniz went to Louisville, Kentucky to present the proposal for the program. If more information is needed please contact Chuck Garcia at W.S.A.C., 534-
of 6th Avenue
. Residents that live in that area are therefore requested to attend this first planning meeting at 7:30 June 7th at Fairmont.
The children of that area deserve a good facility, but one will be built only if the residents begin to form ideas and work to make these ideas a reality. This first meeting at Fairmont can be the meeting that will begin to formulate these ideas.
Fairmont Elementary Gym 7:30, June 7th ALL ARE WELCOMED!!
years and at a reform school in Springer for about seven years. Mr. Aragon enjoyed working with the boys, and left only because of the politics involved.
He and his wife, Emma, have three children-David, 19 years old, Benny, 18, and Gloria, 17. Ben loves Denver weather especially the snow, which his children had never seen before their move to Denver.
Reminding you again that the W.S.A.C. and the Jeffco Action Center are sponsoring a Mexican Fiesta, Saturday, June 10th at St. Judes Catholic Church, 1414 S. Hoyt St. Lakewood.
The Fiesta will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. The Mariachi Mass will begin at 7:30 p.m. inside the Church. Father Lara will be serving the Mass. The dance will begin at 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. in the basement of the Church.
Dance tickets are being sold in advance at the WSAC. Tickets are $3.00 per person and all the beer you can drink. Well also have door prizes, food, music and fun. For more information call W.S.A.C.
Transportation will be provided from West Denver to Lakewood the afternoon of June 10th. Fliers are being put out in community as to where the pickup points will be.
Each month the W.S.A.C. will have a birthday celebration for members in our familias who have birthdays that fall in that month. A counselor aid from the center will notify the familia as to the time and the"place. This month our party is scheduled for the 14th of June at 7 p.m. Were hoping that those of you that are notified will join us and help us make the celebration a big success.
WEST SIDE ACTION CENTER NEWS
We invite you to come and eat at our newly remodeled restaurant. Bring this ad and a party of three, and get $1.00 off your meal.
WE SERVE THE BESf BURRITOS IN DENVER.
OPEN MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY THRU SATURDAY 7:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
822 SANTA FE
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Action Ministry Summer Program
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1st Bethany 215 W. 5th Ave.
June 12-16 NYC Training June 19-30 Bible School July 3-21 Crafts (Trips every Friday)
July 24-August Swimming lessons and recreation Staff Father Pat Sullivan, Brice Balmer, John Hushman, Zeke Perez.
St. Josephs 6th & Galapago 534-4408
June 12-16 NY C Training June 19-July 7 Crafts (Trip every Tuesday)
July 10-21 Bible School July 24-August Swimming lessons and recreation Lunch served at Baker Jr. High.
La Alma Recreation Center
LA ALMA is an agency of Parks and Recreation and is located at the south side of Lincoln Park. The staff is composed of community people who are completely familiar with the West Side and its needs. The summers staff will have 12 people at the pool and 6 working at the center, not counting the 40 N.Y.C. workers they will be supervising.
The Swimming pool will be open for public swimming all summer long and will offer lessons for the young in the mornings starting on June 12th and continuing until August 31st. Many of the facilities at the pool have been updated, and with the conscientious staff that will be working this year, the pool will be one of the safest and most enjoyable places for the kids to be.
LA ALMA Recreation Center is proud to serve the community. It has many forms of recreation to offer the kids, some of which
This wonderful warm weather makes one eager to start on spring projects both indoors and out. On the shelves at Byers Neighborhood Library are books to help you do the job. Any job, in fact, in your home and in your yard. Here we go with the list below:
HOME REPAIR AND REMODELING
THE UNHANDY MANS GUIDE TO HOME REPAIRS Barbar P. anckRichard W. ONeill In clear text and 100 pictures, this book demonstrates exactly how to tackle every home repair job, from fixing a leaking faucet to remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. The authors even tell you what not to attempt to do yourself.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CLOSETS AND STORAGE
Here are hundreds of solutions ^9 inventive, simple, frequently surprising and always practical H to everyones space problems. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, this book tells you where to find room for almost everything. It is illustrated throughout with line drawings and photographs.
THE PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF PAINTING AND WALLPAPERING Morton Schultz
Exterior and interior paints, brushes, and equipment are listed in this helpful book to start you off right on painting your house, inside and out. Choosing the right colors, a list of safety precautions and easy-to-follow
(Continued on page 6)
are pool, ping pong, table games, trampoline, and crafts. Many young adults frequent thÂ§- center and an atmosphere of brothers and sisters keeps the place warm. This summer, programs will be offered ranging from piano lessons to boxing, with many others inbetween. Summer hours will be from 12 noon to 10 p.m. Come to the center or call 297-3252 and ask for Lois, Robert, Anthony, Phil, or Larry if you have any questions you might like answered.
By a vote of 9-3, the Denver City Council passed an antidemolition ordinance introduced by the Capitol Hill Tenants Union and Councilman Bill Roberts.
This new law will prohibit the issuance of demolition permits for sound housing units in Councilmanic districts where the vacancy rate is 3% or less. Unfortunately, many important loopholes were purposely built into the ordinance so as to make it politically acceptable to the
Denver Inner City Parish Summer Program
The Denver Inner City Parish will start their summer programs this year on June 20th and will end August 18. We have a lot of fun with swimming,
camping, and a number of field trips. The staff this year will be Ramiro Cruz-Aedo, Director;
Jerry Garcia, Community Organizer; Cathy Brunick, Secretary; Jacquie Schwartz, Preschool Director; and our new Youth Director, Ben Berg who will be in charge of all Summer Programs at the Parish.
Ben will also be in charge of all N.Y.C. workers. We will have about 20 N.Y.C. running all of our programs. We will also have three community people working for Parks and Recreation to be assigned to the Parish for the summer. Steve Johnsen will be in charge of Arts and Crafts. This yearwe hope to work with a lot of
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other community centers in combining programs and field trips.
The Preschool will have a summer session, again this year for the children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall. The class is already full, but if you have a child who will enter kindergarten when school opens, we will take a few more names on the waiting list.
For more information, call Ben Berg at 244-2636.
SUMMER SCHEDULE Mondays
Closed for planning meetings. No programs.
9:30 Preschool (till 11:30)
1:00 Swimming & Recreation (till 4:00)
6:00 Woodshop (till 9:00)
9:30 Worship (till 11:30)
9:30 Preschool (till 11:30)
1:00 Field trips (till 4:00)
1:00 Recreation (till 4:00) Thursdays
9:30 Preschool (till 11:30)
10:00 Arts and Crafts
1:00 Swimming and Recreation
7:30 Family Night (till 10:00) Fridays
9:30 Preschool (till 11:30)
9:30 Mothers Group (till 11:30)
1:00 Recreation and Films (till 4:00)
Weedend camping Saturdays Weekend Camping
City Council. In simple terms no unit can be demolished unless:
1. It is certified to be unsafe for occupancy.
2. It is being demolished by Urban Renewal, the Denver public schools, or any other city agency (e.g. health and hospitals, parks and recreation).
3. It is being demolished to make way for new structures which contain an. equivalent number of units of low cost housing.
4. It is located in a B-8 zone.
5. It is located in any other zone in which housing is not a use by right (for example: if a good house is located in an industrial zone it can be demolished to make way for more industry.
6. It is demolished in the process of improving public utility service (Mountain Bell or Colorado Public Service Company).
7. The house being demolished is occupied by an owner or owners for the twelve months immediately prior to the date of filing for a demolition permit.
Despite these severe exceptions to the law, council passed the ordinance as an emergency measure to save low cost housing in Denver. The law will run until June of 1974, and can be renewed if the emergency still exists.
Another problem with the new law is that it does not take effect until the city conducts a vacancy rate study. Such a study must be conducted four times a year to judge how severe the housing shortage actually is. The first study will not be completed for three months. Since no mori-torium on the demolition of housing was passed pending the completion of the vacancy rate study, there will probably be a rush to demolish structures before the law takes effect.
Councilman DiManna, who represents the West Side, voted against this ordinance even though housing is in particularly short supply in our community.
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Auraria Community Center Summer Program
1212 Mariposa Street 534-7614
Summer Day Camp. We are now taking registrations for the summer day camp program. We have acquired a camp in North Turkey Creek, that we will be sending the kids, to everyday this summer. This camp will enable us to run a very good program, and give the'kids a chance to get away from the city. We are also hoping that we can get the kids registered as early as possible in order to avoid the confusion that comes with the lateness of registration. The kids will be adequately supervised by Peter Martin who will be the director, working along with Peter will be two full time counselors from the Colorado University Denver Center Campus and several kids from the neighborhood Youth Corps (N.Y.C.) that will also be going on this summer. We are well equipped and ready to go. If you are interested call Juan Archilla or Peter Martin at Auraria Community Center, 534-7641, for the following sessions: Session I (Age 6-7)
Session II (Age 8-9)
Session III (Age 10-11)
Session IV (Age 12-14)
Session V Age 15-16)
Tennis: United Bank of Denver is sponsoring its second annual National Junior Tennis League. The program has been developed for beginning tennis players and includes coaching, equipment (T-shirts, tennis balls, and racket covers). The interest in tennis has grown tremendously and we hope that by ramus our kids a chance they ill discover a tremendous game along with the excitement of competitive tennis. The program is geared to girls age 8-16 and hopefully if there is a big demand boys in the same age group may participate.
The summer program begin o June 12 and will last through the summer. Girls will play from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Auraria Community Center, 534-7614 or pick up a registration blank at the center.
Golf: Beginner Golf program for both boys and girls every Monday and Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Please call Jim Vigil at 534-6714 for any question.
Drop in Program: Regular everyday unstructured program of boys and girls coming into the center who just want to play pool, ping-pong games, basketball, trampoline, volley ball, tether-ball and other kinds of outdoor games. Hours are 9 a.m. to closing.
Old Timers Baseball: For boys who wish to continue playing baseball for the summer. Games will be played at Rude Park at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Boys who are interested can call Jim Vigil at
Arts and Crafts: Leatherwork, Beadmaking, Ceramics, Decopage, Plaster of Paris, Paintings, coloring, and weaving.
Pottery: Sam Carbajal is a very fine potter with lots of experience in Mexican and Indian design. He has already made a big assortment of different types of bowls, cups, vases and pots. The class is every Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come in and see his fine work.
Jewelry Class: Every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Juan Archilla is in charge of this program. Learn Jewelry making and make your own rings and bracelets.
Mens Woodshop: This class meets every Thursday at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This class is geared to all men with an interest in wood making. Some very fine pieces of furniture and other items have been made.
AURARIA COMMUNITY CENTER HOURS
(Director Will Montoya Monday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Community meeting night 7 to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CARE TO SHARE BOOKLET AVAILABLE
For those who care to share their time and energy, the Commission on Community Relations (CCR) now has available a handy 18-page booklet entitled Care To Share which lists approximately 75 organizations /Which need volunteers to aid in their community programs.
This concise little booklet lists each organizations name, address, phone number and briefly summarizes its community function. The summary also indicates the types of services for which volunteers are needed, as well as special educational or creative skills needed by the volunteers. The organizations listed in Care To Share are categorized under the main headings of Action Centers: Community Services: Cultural: Drug
Environment: Health Services: Mental Health and Youth Services.
To obtain a free copy write to the Commission on Community Relations: Fifth Floor, Zook Building; 431 W. Colfax Ave.; Denver, Colorado 80204; or call the commission at 297-2621.
Auraria Car Wash for trip to New Mexico.
Summer E.S.L. Program
Summer is upon us, and in response to the sunny days, we are inviting you to help us set up a good reading and English as a Second Language (ESL) program for adults in your area.
Just getting the word around is a major part of the program.
Baker Artists Honored
On April 30, Baker artists, their families and their teachers were honored at a reception at the Denver Art Museum. From Mr. Parrishs c,ass, David Mayoral
won a first place Silverman Award, and Debbie Pacheco received a medal. From Mrs. Saucedas class, Ruby Medina had two pictures hung and
recived a first place Silverman Award, and Becky Rozales received an honorable mention.
Besides all of the above, others from Mrs. Parrishs class who had pictures hung were Debbie R. Martinet, Geraldine Cardenas, David Duncan, Alfonso Lucero, and Tommy Martinez. The Silverman Award carries a gift certificate from Meiningers. Mainingers.
So, will you please Nurge your staff to assist us in making this program known?
Adults tell us they need to read better, or to speak English better, for their jobs or to help their children. By cooperating together, we can help them realize this goal.
Tbe summer session is from June 12 August 4, but if someone wants to start classes earlier he is certainly welcome any time.
Adults will be tutored in very small groups to allow for advancement as quickly as possible.
If recruitment of students could be helped by having one of our staff members speak to your
staff, or your contact persons, we will be happy to comply. Mrs. Anita Slay, our ESL Coprdinator, can be contacted on this matter.
Places and times for this summer session are:
Auraria: St. Elizabeths, 1040 Eleventh St.; St. Cajetans, 800 Lawrence; Days: Mon.-Thurs. 9 -11. Nights: Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 -9:30.
Westwood: So. Federal and Ohio; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Days: Mon. & Wed. 9:30 -11:30. Nights: Tues. & Thurs. 7 -9.
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Maintaining 5 Units
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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.
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We look forward to cooperating with you this Spring and Summer. If you need additional information, please call us.
Thank you for your interest.
Sister Cecilia Linenbrink, Ph.D.
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This invaluable guide for the home craftsman provides everything you need to know about heating, wiring and lighting, shows you how to pipe the easy way with new plastic materials, and how to install ceilings and floor systems. With a minimum of work and money, problem areas can be turned into serviceable space by following the practical and creative suggestions to be found in this book.
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Out of the great mass of gardening books here is one that really delights while it instructs. Most important of all, it is a
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How to plan and plant your place for minimum maintenance, how to improve an old lawn or make a new one, all without drudgery, are the main themes of this practical guide for people with yards to care for.
THE SMALL GARDEN BOOK R. Milton Carleton Unlike most gardening books, this fine garden guide does not assume that you have any previous gardening experience. All the basics, literally from the ground up, are included in clear, no-nonsense terms. Even gardens for apartment dwellers are described. All plans are worked out so that no more than an hour or two a week are required to keep your garden growing and beautiful.
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Casita Esparanza Health Station
The Casita Esperanza Health Station Provides numerous services for our little community. However, we would like to put emphasis on our child development testing, speech testing, vision testing, and hearing testing at this time.
The Denver Developmental Screening Test is administered to children from birth to 6 years old. The speech test is administered to children from 2 years and six months old. Hearing tests are administered to children from birth to six years old.
The Casita Esperanza Health Station would like to see all of our little people tested in the areas of development, speech, hearing, and vision. So, if your child has never been tested in these areas, be sur to let the nurses or doctors know this. The nurses and doctors will know who to refer you to. Vision and hearing tests can also be administered to adolescents and adults. Remember, it is very important to detect what might be development problem, hearing problems, speech problem, and vision problems very early in a childs life.
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Special Rates on Mothers Day Flowers also on sale
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Just like anything a person does for the first time, no matter what it is, it is sometimes very awkward and frustrating to play the game of baseball. I know that some of our boys were disappointed and a lot of them quite, but even more learned a lot about the game and really enjoyed themselves. They learned what it means to play on a competitive level with boys their own age. They learned the basic principal of sportsmanship, not only to get along with each other, but also to get along with their coaches, the players on the team, and their opponents. They hopefully learned about their responsibility to the team and their commitment to do their best at all times, for that is what it takes to be a better player, lots of practice, lots of heart and lots of desire.
The Aztecs are members of the Young American League and all of the monies for the uniforms and equipment were furnished by
the Police Athletic League to whom we owe a great deal of thanks, for without their support, the baseball season could not have been possible. Over ninety (90) boys took part in the spring program and on September 1st, we will enroll about 120 boys in our fall Aztec football program.
As a whole, our season was very successful, every team won at least one game during the season and got a taste of victory, what it means to beat the other guys, to be patted on the back, to be smiled at, to laugh, to have someone say to them, Congratulations, you guys played a nice game.
Boy, mom, I wish you were there!.
Many thanks to the coaches: Lope Carlos, Gil Ortiz, Ben Berg, Ernie Vigil, Jim Vigil, and Phil DeLeon.
Baseball Picnic June 17, 1972 at 11:00 a.m. at Lincoln Park.
North Lincoln Head Start Center Moved
Denver Opportunity, Inc. announced today that the North
Lincoln Head Start Center has moved from 1418 Navajo to 1458
Navajo. The new headquarters provide the center with the
additional space of six rooms as compared with four rooms in the former premises.
The North Lincoln Head Start Center, funded by Denver Opportunity through grants
received from the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Office of Child Development
(HEW/OCD),, has been conducting two classes daily for a maximum of 34 students. With the additional space, the center
will now be allowed to recruit up to 40 children in June for classes beginning in September of 1972.
Head Start officials credit the Denver Police Department and officers assigned to the store front Police-Community
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Mrs. Gwen Hurd, Coordinator of the center, said that the police officers assisted in the painting and decorating of the facility, and its furniture and fixtures.
Baker Awards Week
Awards week begins June 5 at Baker. Because many of the announcements are kept a secret until the day awards are made, names of some winners will be announced in the next issue of the Recorder. The Trailblazer Awards will be given to the outstanding boy and girl in each class. The DAR Awards are given to a 9th grade boy and 9th grade girl for outstanding citizenship. The Sertoma Awards is given to the grade (7th, 8th, or 9th) which has the best overall record on attendance, scholarship, and performance on school drives or school activities.
Other awards are given for academic excellence in certain subjects, scholarship, perfect attendance, school service, good citizenship, and performance in sports.
Students being honored for having a straight A average during the school year are as follows: 9th grade, Ernie
Brown; 8th grade, Anthony Acevedo, Brenda Benavides, Dora Barraza, Laurdes Delmendo, Andreina Valencia, and Tamara Basquez; 7th grade, Rusa Barraza, Vicki Lucero, and Theresa Quinones.
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Hispano Cultural Assembly at Baker
Que Retumbe Nuestra Cultura* was the theme for the annual Hispano Cultural assembly held May 10 at Baker Junior High. Students and teachers both participated in the very colorful presentation.
The affair was climaxed by the coronation of the Bilingual Queen, Dorothy Rivera who was crowned at two different assemblies. During the first assembly, Don Genera, principal of Baker, crowned the very lovely quean and princess during
the second assembly.
Other members of th Royalty were: King, Anthony Escobedo; Princess, Rosalba Perez; Prince, Eddy Sandoval.
Following the coronation, the queen and princess were presented bouquets of red roses.
Mrs. Susan Rivera, bilingual teacher, and Albino Cordova, Spanish teacher, directed the program. Also, the guitar group of chorus teacher, Naomia Martinez, contributed several numbers to the assembly.
Eddie Sandoval, Rosalba Perez, Anthony Escobado, Dorothy Rivera.
La Alma Pool Staff for 1972
First Bethany Community Center Program
215 W. 5th Ave.
June 29 -r- Childrens Program July 20 Art'S how August 10Carnival Staff Yvonne Gonzales, John Hushman.
Wilderness camping program (Grades 5,6, and 7). June 27,28 & 29: July 7, 8 & 9, July 21, 22 & 23: August 8, 9 ? 10; August 15, 16 & 17.
Monday and Tuesday evenings (Ages 13 and up).
I would like to inform the community about the Learn How To Swim program. Swimming lessons will start at La Alma Pool in June. The first six week period of swimming lessons will start June 12th and end July 20th at La Alma Pool. Little westside brothers and sisters, ages 5-8, will be taught from 10 a.m. 11 a.m. The other little westside brothers and sisters, ages 5-8, will be taught from 11 a.m. 12 p.m., Monday through Thursday for both age groups. The second 6-week period of swimming lessons will start July 24th and end August 31st. Recruiting for the swimming lessons will start May 12th. To register call Danny Martinez at 534-7760 or
sign up at your nearest we'stside recreation center. Posters will be put in the different westside recreation centers and fliers will be distributed throughout the community.
LA ALMA POOL STAFF 1972
Lifeguards: Mary Ramirez, George Sena, Victor DeLeon, Ray Trujillo, and Ricky Valdez.
Pool Attendents: Darlene Robles, Richard Martinez, Becky Chavez, Jerry Garcia, and Charles Espinoza.
Trainee: Monico Rivera. Manager Danny Martinez
Graduation Exercises Scheduled
An estimated 5,251 Denver Public School students will receive high school diplomas at commencement exercises begin-
ning May 31 and ending June 7. The estimated number of graduates includes the anticipated
summer school graduates. The number from each school is as follows:
School Boys Girts Total
Abraham Lincoln 353 399 762
East 263 331 594
George Washington 409 466 875
John F. Kennedy 228 241 469
Manual 135 164 299
North 283 262 545
South 306 358 664
Thomas Jefferson 288 299 587
West 235 168 403
Boettcher 3 5 8
Opportunity 29 26
2532 2719 5251
There will be a store opening for the benefit of the community soon. It will be an outlet for community artists who would like to sell their crafts. It will be a self sustaining unit geared to the financial needs of the community. The breakdown of prices will be 70% commission for the artist, and 30% percent for the store to pay for utilities and expenses. We would appreciate your cooperation with us to try and make this a worthwhile endeavor.
The store is located at 858 Santa Fe Street. We are cleaning and redecorating at this time, and are hoping to open within the Day Date
next two weeks. The motif will Wednesday May 31
be mainly pottery, jewelry, and Monday June 5
photography. However, we Will Monday June 5
accept anything on consignment Monday June 5
basis. There will be an Indian Tuesday June 6
bead class also. Tuesday June 6
-If you are interested in our Tuesday June 6
Tuesday June 6
store, please contact Juan Wednesday June 7
Archilla at the Community Wednesday June 7
Center at 534-7615. Thank you. Wednesday June 7
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 1972
Time School Place
7:30 p.m. Boettcher Boettcher Auditorium
8:00 p.m. East Denver Coliseum
8:00 p.m. North City Auditorium Arena
8:00 p.m. South Denver University Arena
2:00 p.m. Opportunity Baker Junior High School
8:00 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Denver Coliseum
8:00 p.m. Manual City Auditorium Arena
8:00 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Denver University Arena
8:00 p.m. George Washington Denver Coliseum
*8:00 p.m. West City Auditorium Arena
8:00 p.m. JohnF. Kennedy Denver University Arena
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A LOOK AT DRUGS
Don Benavidez who had joined the Marines in October of 1971. Was home on leave last month. Mr. Benavidez had received a leave due to a motor vehicle accident, which caused a broken wrist and hand. Mr. Benavidez is now stationed in North Carolina. He is soon to be transferred overseas to Okinawa. When asked of his plans after leaving the service,. Don said he plans to attend college. Don is the son of Waldo Benavidez, and State Rep. Betty Benavidez.
JoAnn Lara Popielarski, of 1217 Cherokee St., daughter of Manuel and Rose Lara, has completed in mastering the art of razor hair cutting and is at the New Roffler International of Colorado. JoAnn is a graduate of West High School and has lived in the Westside all her life.
St. Josephs Grade School had election of their new PTA officers on May 18, 1972. They are: Richard Rodriquez President, Alberta Crespin Vice-President, Joe Romero Treasurer, Isabel Lucero Secretary, and -IJistorian, Margarette Gautuer.
The West Side Recorder wishes to send their condolences to the family of Frank J. Garcia of 747 Kalamath, who passed away in May. Frank wa.s the son of Frank Morales and Leona Garcia. He was the father of Josete Ruiz, and he had three sisters, and two brothers. His grandparents are Annie Casias and Jodie Morales. We send our deepest sympathy.
A Birthday party was held for Lupe Crespin who turned 9 on May 26, 1972. Lupe lives at 941 Kalamath and she is a 3rd grader at St. Joes.
Mr. Juan Romon of 918 Mariposa St. and husband of Amanda Ramon passed away the first part of May. He left behind two brothers and a sister who resides in Texas. Mr. Ramon has lived in the West Side area- for many years.
St. Josephs held their field day on May 28, 1972 at Washington Park, and the grade school provided the cold drinks. Many families enjoyed themselves.
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FIDEL QUINTANA retired in April as Barber after 26 years.
Fidel Quintana whose shop was located at 723 Santa Fe Dr. retired in April as a barber. His previous location was at 722 Santa Fe, were he resided for 26 years. Mr. Quintana began his profession in his home, asking for a small donation for his services. Mr. Quintana received his certificate as a barber during World War II. His daughter Pauline Quintana resides at 1289 W. 12th Ave. He is also uncle to State Rep. Betty Benavidez.
Senior Citizens Alliance meets the third Wednesday of the
month at 2 p.m. at 120 W. 1st Ave. Phone 733-7942.
Lincoln Park Head Start parents met at the home of Mrs. Alice Brye, 1451 Navajo St., for coffee and to discuss their luncheon held May 30, the last day of school, with chicken, salad, ice cream and cake for Head Start children.
Officer Gilbert Ortiz, of the Police Storefront, entertained with magic tricks and his clown routine.
The Head Start parents decorated their center by making curtains, repainting the furniture bright colors, and new chairs for the quiet room.
Parents and friends receiveing awards for outstanding volunteer service are Elizabeth Vigil, Sandra Franklin, Elizabeth Sanchez, Evelyn Jean Jackson, Mary Lou Vigil, May Mossman, Henery Keransky, Madie Schmitt and Linda Martinez.
The Head Starters are visiting Greenlee School in preparation for September.
By Eugene J. Uphoff, M.D.
It has become very commonplace to talk about drugs and drug use as part of our everyday lives. The fact that the use and misuse of drugs has become so accepted is a clue to the need to take another look at some of the reasons and problems of their use.
Perhaps the commonest drug which is regularly used is alcohol. Most people do not think of it as a drug but its effects are like that of ether drugs. When you increase the dose you get more effects and side-effects such as dizziness, loss of coordination, nausea and vomiting, unconsciousness and even death. Like other drugs it can lead to dependence and serious withdrawal with hallucinations and convulsions.
Probably the next most commonly used drugs are the many tranquilizers, sedatives, nerve pills and diet pills which are sometimes prescribed for nervous and emotional problems, and for overweight. Although
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By Anna Padilla
Here are more facts for good shopping:
1. Shoppers can save money by buying canned foods at special sale prices and saving them. (Store your- canned foods -at moderately cool temperatures. They can last at least one year, if not morq.)
2. Whole canned vegetables cost more than cut styles because they are more fragile when packing. Cut or diced products cost less. .
3. Products in tin containers cost less than those in jars.
4. Products such as frosted com flakes cost much more than plain corn flakes because the frosted flakes require more processing, more equipment, and more labor in itsmanufacture.
5. In buying Shake N Bake chicken from General Foods in the 2% size box at $1.82 a pound,
you 'are paying five times as much per pound for the coating as for the chicken.
.6. Forty to sixty of the nations leading cerealg are worthless in nutritional value. This is the opinion of consumer advocate Robert Choate. He.refers to them, as empty calories."
7. Doughnuts may as well be all hole as far as nutritional value is concerned. This is the opinion of a Harvard School of Public Health report. Pizza, however,
is an excellent food, high in protein and calcium, said the 71-page report. (Apples are tasty, but they too have no real nutritional value.)
8. Labeling contents of foods as to nutrient value will enable shoppers to be more selective in their buying. (The Food and Drug Administration has proposed uniform nutrition
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10. Grade A and Grade B products have, the same nutritious values. (The United States. Department of Agriculture states that U.S. Grade A products cost more only because they are the most tender and flavorful.)
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12. It costs 13 cents more to buy a can of soup with the wÂ£ater already added, 13 cents more to buy cinnamon and sugar combined, and 16 cents more to buy cocoa packaged in two-spoonful packets.
13. The Food and Drug Administration says that generally a dented canned product is evidence of clumsy handling, not spoiled food. However, if the ends of the can are bulged, air might have gotten inside and spoiled the product. In this case, dont buy it.
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these may sometimes make a difficult problem seem better, they do not result in any true change in the life of the person taking them and often decrease the motivation to solve the original crisis. Taking nerve pills for emotional problems is sometimes like trying to treat appendicitis with pain pills since neither medication really solves the real problem. In addition, many of these nerve pills and diet pills are habit forming and can lead to severe psychiatric disturbances and withdrawal symptoms.
The many street drugs are the most commonly abused and because they have little or no medical value, they are used mainly for the side effects they produce. Depending on the type of drug used one may experience sedation, stimulation, relaxation, nervousness, anxiety, shakiness, hallucinations, excitement, loss of judgement, abnormal fears and paranoia, apathy, poor memory and many other symptoms. Some people find these feelings to be mildly pleasing but most of the time there is a loss of control over thinking and relationships with others. There is often a serious dependency which develops which in the case of the so-called hard narcotics such as heroin can lead to death from withdrawal from the drugs. But perhaps the main danger involved in using street drugs is that the person buying the drug can never know what he is buying. Many studies have shown that the drug which might be called mescaline is almost never mescaline but a combination of LSD, strichnine and other adulterants. This applies to almost all other street drugs as well and means that such dangerous experimentation is really being done with unknown drugs.
In the long run, a very serious problem with all drug use from alcohol to heroin and from LSD to marijuana and from paint to tranquilizers is that all of these distort a persons awareness and understanding and control of the situations around him and result in escape from problems of daily life instead of solutions.
Denver Public Library Summer Program
FREE MOVIES Every Thursday 3:30 p.m. Auraria Community Center, 12th and Mariposa
FOR AMATEUR FILM MAKERS monthly film showings and discussion.
For more information call 266-0851, ext. 206. These summer programs are sponsored by the Denver Public Library.