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WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 9 Number 3 Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado August, 1972
A TIME TO REGISTER IZ
1972 Election Calendar
July 31 BRANCH REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION 15 Branches to be open for 10 days.
August 2 Last Day for designated candidates to withdraw from Primary Election.
3 Last Day for Party Central Committees to fill vacancies for Primary Election
8 PRECINCT REGISTRATION DAY (7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.)
11 BRANCH REGISTRATION CLOSES
11 REGISTRATION CLOSES: ALL REGISTRATIONS AND CHANGES INCLUDING IN PERSON,
BY AFFIDAVIT, FEDERAL POST CARD BY 5:00 P.M.
28 VOTING MACHINES OPEN FOR ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE ELECTION COMMISSION 8:00 A.M. to
5:00 P.M. Monday Friday
Sept. 8 LAST DAY TO REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOT CLOSES AT 5:00 P.M.
8 Voting Machines close at 5:00 P.M. for voting absentee in the Primary Election Sept. 12 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY POLLS OPEN 7:00 A.M. close 7:00 P.M.
12 , Mailed Absentee Ballots must be in the Election Commission by 5:00 P.M. to be
counted.
12 Earliest day Petitions may be circulated for independent candidates or signatures obtained thereon. Every petition shall have an acceptance from the candidate.
22 Last day for candidates to file Primary Expense Statement.
22 Last day to file Independent Candidates Petitions
25 BRANCH REGISTRATION OFFICES OPEN FOR GENERAL ELECTION 15 Branches to be open 10 days.
27 Abstract of Votes for Primary due at Secretary of States Office Oct. 3 PRECINCT REGISTRATION DAY (7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.)
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6 BRANCH REGISTRATION OFFICES CLOSE
6 REGISTRATION CLOSES: ALL REGISTRATIONS AND CHANGES INCLUDING IN PERSON,
BY AFFIDAVIT, FEDERAL POST CARD BY 5:00 P.M.
23 Voting machines open in Election Commission for Absentee Voting 8:00 A.M. to 5:00
Monday thru Friday
Nov. 3 LAST DAY TO APPLY F0D ABSENTEE BALLOTS CLOSES AT 5:00 P.M.
3 Voting Machines close at 5:00 P.M. for absentee voting in the General Election
NOVEMBER 7 GENERAL ELECTION POLLS OPEN 7:00 A.M. CLOSE 7:00 P.M.
Dec. 12 Abstracts of Votes due at Secretary of States Office
18 Presidential Electors convene at 12:00 Noon in the Governor's Office to cast ballots.
Branch Registration will be at DEL FARM SUPERMARKET, lst&Broadway August 4,5,&7 (Fri., Sat.,&Mon.)
ADELANTE SUPERMARKET, 727 Santa Fe Drive August 9,10 & 11 (Wed., Thurs., & Fri.)
Registration Headquarters will be at the Westside Youth Center, 8th and Santa Fe
New Legal Aid Office Opens On Westside
It is time for the residents of our community to register to vote. There will be branch registration at two locations on the West Side. One will be at Adelante Supermarket on 727 Santa Fe Drive for three days. Another will be at Del Farm on 1st and Broadway for another three days.
We cannot overemphasize how important it is to vote especially for the youth who are now able to vote for the first time. With few exceptions the West Side has been at the mercy of insensitive elected officials for too long.
This can be changed if everyone makes the effort to register and vote. Remember anyong living 32 days at his present address can register to vote, anyone 18 years or over can register and anyone can register any member of his household. For example a wife can register her husband, father and mother, brother and sisters if they live in the same house. Also exconvicts on or off parole can register to vote. If you cannot get out of the house because of illness or old age call 534-5088 and someone will come to your home to register you. For further information call the above number.
DiManna Battles Legal Aid
Councilman Eugene DiManna has staged an attack on the Legal Aid Society in a letter to Model Cities Director, Lou Laperriere. DiManna charged that Legal Aid Society was harboring hoodlums by offering legal services.
The councilman urges that further funding by Model Cities to Legal Aid be terminated. In a typical DiManna blanket approach to the problem, DiManna urges that legal services be terminated for all the poor people of the city.
DiManna once again proves what many people have felt all along concerning his lack of understanding about the needs of his constituents.
The West Side RECORDER suggests that if Councilman DiManna has a particular gripe with a particular lawyer or branch of Legal Aid, that he address himself to the specific charge and not indict the whole legal structure in Denver.
Legal Aid does provide a number of worthwhile services to the poor, who cannot afford the high cost of hiring an attorney.
A number of agencies contacted have indicated that they will not hold still for DiMannas attempt to cut off legal services to the people of this city.
The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver has opened a new office, known as West Denver Legal Services at 820 Santa Fe Drive. Our telephone number is 573-9223.
The staff is composed of employees formerly associated with the College View and Downtown offices. Staff members are: John W. Lichty, Managing Attorney
Bruce C. Bernstein, Attorney Karl P. Mattlage, Attorney James E. Rode, Attorney Franklin Thayer, Part-time Bankruptcy Attorney Bill Lovato, Paralegal (Consumer)
Nancy Jones, Legal Secretary Nancy Ide, Legal Secretary Louise Abeyta, Receptionist
We will also have law students from the University of Denver working with us from time to
time to assist our attorneys.
This office has been established in the West Denver area not only to serve the legal needs of people who cannot afford to hire an attorney, but to deal, on a constructive level, with the special problems of this community.
Brothers
Redevelopment
BRI, directed by Mani Martinez, has finished two more homes, that of Jose Gonzalez at 948 Inca, and Mrs. Adir at 321 Delaware. At present BRI is working on the Schmukey residence at 6th and Fox. BRI is here to serve the Westside and if you own your own home and want to take advantage of this program call either, 573-5107 or 573-9388.
Westside Improvement Assoc. Has New Office
The Westside Improvement Assoc, has an office, located at the Westside Action Center, 1312 Santa Fe Dr. 573-9388, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. after 3 call, 244-90%, to register your complaints, suggestions, or information.
The city trucks will be through the Westside for the week of Aug. 7-11. So get all your old furniture, refrigerators, stoves, etc. out, close to the alley as possible. The men cannot go into yards, without instructions to do so.
So help us to clean up the West-side, and keep it clean. Nothing can look more disgraceful then a lot of appliances and furniture cluttering up allies and yards.
Parents, how safe are your children in traffic? Have you accepted the responsibility of teaching your children how to survive on our streets and highways? We can protect our childs life by teaching the rules of safety in traffic.
HOUSING
A citizen participation education program will be conducted by a group of concerned citizens working out of Denver Catholic Community Services, 1665 Grant Street, from July 10th til August 4th. The two part program is intended to; (1) inform those persons living within the proposed boundaries of the most important facts concerning Olympic Press Housing, and (2) to give the residents an opportunity to react to the proposed plan.
Those to be most effected by the proposed plan seem to have little knowledge of it. Since the plan has evolved so quickly, these persons have hacL little chance to react to a plan which will greatly effect their lives. The pattern of city planning seems to be one of making the plans first and informing those to be most effected afterward. This may cause a great deal of chaos and anxiety among the people. It tends to increase their suspicions of how city government does not consider their best interest.
Persons from the East and Westside Olympic Press areas have volunteered to help with the distribution of the fact sheets and with the survey. Special thanks are offered to N.Y.C. workers, Barbara Reyes, Marie Reyes, Linda Cruz, Joe Padilla & Greg Fields. Help was also given by Lisa Thomason, a volunteer from Limon Colorado and by Betty Koehler, Aleta Ulibarri and Chery Rodriquez from Westside Action Center.
(Continued on page 8)
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
Catholic Church 20
Wesley United
Methodist Church 10
West Side Coalition 10
Wilma Dabrowski 10
West Side Action
Center Staff 7
Mothers' Club
of Elmwood
William E. Wheeler 5


Page 2 West Side Recorder August, 1972
OUR POSITION
It should not be a mystery as to the RECORDERS position regarding Councilman Gene DiManna, but for those indivduals who for whatever variety of reasons remain uninformed about the politics of their community, we will attempt to refresh your memory.
Last year when DiManna was on the campaign trail anyone who looked like he lived in District 9 was treated to a good old chicano hand shake, you know the one where you go through a number of hand gyrations. DiManna was quite proficient at the exercise demonstrating he was one of the In Crowd. If you were lucky you were treated with a potholder or a matchbook with a very unglamorous but smiling face staring at you. All this plus a mountain of promises and committments of undying solidarity and brotherhood toward his future constituents.
The RECORDER fully realizing that as a voter one must endure such overtures every election, was like most people not prepared for the onslaught of racism and narrowminded incompetence our lovable councilman is bestowing upon his constituents. DiManna no sooner was sworn into office when he began an attack on the Brown Berets of North Denver engaging in a minor squabble at the Quigg Newton Homes. The issue was over whether the Brown Berets would occupy a unit or not. DiManna automatically taking the negative position. Meanwhile the West Side was involved in a historical rezoning effort which proved to be quite controversial. DiManna all the while giving his blessing to the effort until he heard from opponents, mostly absentee landlords and land speculators. That was all he needed to perform a gigantic flip-flop and cop out on all those people he was giving the old chicano handshakes to a few months back.
The rest is history proving out what many residents already knew, but for the diehards among you who still believe DiManna listens, check his vote on of all things, the proposed downtown parking garages. When contacted by opponents, mainly the Westside Coalition, he was unwavering in his firm belief that parking garages would be a tremendous assist, greatly benefiting the voters of District 9. By what stretch of the imagination one can come to the conclusion that parking garages can help the people of his district, many of them who dont even own cars,, is beyond belief. If after the above mentioned gems you as a voter thought that the dust must surely settle sometime, behold, DiMannas latest position on no less than the 1976 Olympics. DiMannas pearl of wisdom goes something like this, I think that the Olympics will be a great thing for my district. When pressed as to how, DiManna goes into a song and dance about the Olympics being the greatest thing to ever happen to Colorado, everybody will benefit in some way. When asked if he means because of the proposed press housing he answers, Regardless of the housing aspect Im for it. Aswe all know there are many people in Colorado who are not so absolute about the benefits the Olympics would bring to Colorado, especially for low income people. But, DiManna listens, right?
Recent events in North Denver should be fresh in everyones mind and do not need elaboration. The La Raza Park incident obviously is a social problem that society as a whole must come to grips with. There are not simplistic solutions for youth unrest and surely DiMannas solution can only be classified as assinine especially when the man resorts to striking people whenever the urge overcomes him. We believe that our councilman should return to his pasttime of gambling and quit trying to save us even if he has to kill us to do it.
Inner City Parish Preschool
The pre-school at Inner City Parish has been a busy and exciting place to be this summer. At least two field trips have been taken each week which have given the children, a broad exposure to a variety of learning experiences. Classroom has reinforced this learning.
Working with the children this summer are: Vicky Casias, Carlos Vallejo, Terri Rogers, Jackie Garcia, Danny Martinez, Cathy Blakemore and Mary Ann Spataro.
Children attending the summer session are: Randy Aragon, Regin Aragon, Shonda Basquez, Keira Buttles, Leonor and Ruben Casias, Pete Castro, Andrew Correa, Alma Cohnerere, Martha Contreras, Valerie Garcia, Phillip Gonzales, Judilynne Marquez, A1 Daniel Munox, Jeanie Pacheco, John Valdez, Sheila Valenzuela, Muriel Yanez, Vicky Vigil, Jimmy and Beth Blakemore.
Dr. Gertrude Meyers of the University of Denver, has sent us two very talented young people to work on special projects with our children and we have enjoyed having them with us. They are
Carmen Karston and Susan Praser.
A visit to Disneyland On Parade last Saturday was one of the highlights of the summer. Mexican and Latin American numbers in Its A Small World" delighted the children as they sang and clapped to familiar songs and dances. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Sleeping Beauty were other favorites. Our thanks to Mr. P. K. Von Egidy, for providing a special treat for the preschool youngsters.
Registration for fall pre-school classes at the Parish will be July 25 through July 28th afternoons 1:00 3:00 and Sept. 5-8, 9:30-3:00 at the Parish, 910 Gala-pago. Our classes this fall will be for three and four year olds and bus service will be provided. Early registration will assure your child a place in our classes. Call 244-2636 and ask for Mrs. Schwartz if you have any questions.
Hospitals are crowded with victims of traffic accidents that couldnt happen, but did. Safe driving doesnt cost anything until you forget it.
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
Editorial Advisors:
Waldo Benevidez Jerry Garcia Don Schierling Managing Editor:
Becky Garcia
Staff:
Germaine Aragon Alberta Crespin Rich Castro Anna Flores Father Franciscus Barbara Karr Kelly Lovato Anna Padilla Chuck Garcia Muriel Ashmore
Contributors:
Ramiro Cruz-Aedo Jean Jackson Officer Gilbert Ortiz
Advertising Manager and Photographer:
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The Blue Knight by Joseph Wam-baugh
A tough, lusty novel about a dedicated Los Angeles policeman who is due to retire soon. However, on his last day, a twist of fate shatters all of his plans. As a fine followup to his best-selling The New Centurions, Wam-baugh returns with an utterly realistic novel about an average cop on the beat.
The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
This panoramic hew novel vividly re-creates the exciting years leading up to Americas entry into World War II, as seen through the eyes of a Navy captain and his family, who are eyesitnesses to many crucial events. Packed with action, tension, and excitement, this you wont put down until youve reached the last page.
Monday the Rabbi Took Off by Harry Kemelman The eagerly awaited new novel in the best-selling Rabbi detective series is set in Israel. Rabbi David Small meets an American journalists mixed-up son, who has questionable connections. When a bomb goes off, terrorists are suspected then Rabbi Small finds a more personal motive at work. Did you like Friday the Rabbi Slept Late? How about Saturday the Rabbi Went Hungry? Did you enjoy Sunday the Rabbi Stayed Home? Wait til you read this new one in the series!
The Chandler Heritage by Ben Haas
Ben Haass enormous, vital and charactered saga pulls the reader into the sweeping
Guest Editorial
To Whom it May Concern,
I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the Democratic Convention in Miami Beach. As a chicana and a youth I could evaluate the Convention in a variety of points of views.
As a youth I realized that in politics we can move the country, into a new system. A system of human rights not beaurocratic needs which has controlled our country for too long already. The Democratic party is relying on five million youth to get out and register and vote for Senator McGovern. Just realizing this, it is plain to see how vital our individual vote is.
As a chicana it is almost imperative that we get into politics on every level from grassroot politics to national possessions and presidential nominations. We can be very influential in this coming election. Not only to the Democratic party, but because we as a people cannot survive a Nixon administration for another four years. I also realized in Miami that our government, and I say our government because whether we are affiliated Republican, Democrat, or La Rasa Unida, we all have to contend with the laws and system that the government sets up for this society. That if jumping on the band wagon of politics is going to benefit our communities and people, that it must be our move to make. I assure you that any administration is not going to sit back and ask us to get involved or ask us our needs. Its up to us as chicanos and youth to get involved. So we may be in administrative decisions that may effect our people.
An administration can only be sympathetic with our needs, but its up to us to see that they are aware of those needs, and as Ive pointed out before the only way we can achieve those goals is by' registering and getting out to vote whether it be for a local election or a national one. One thing that I learned in Miami was to differentiate the concerned politician from the bureaucrats in politics. The bureaucrat will always consider close door bargaining. We as youth and a people must be aware and stop this kind of politics, or our country will also be run with a close door frame of reference. I met many types of politicians from the realist to the idealist to the militant who unfortunately by his own means was outside shouring in instead of inside changing what he was shouting.
Many youth even talk about a Revolution, but I found out that all I was talking about was a Paper Revolution. A revolution that will never happen in any moderate form unless we change the internal core of that system we keep fighting against, and the first step we must take is to elect a new President.
Sincerely, Celina Garcia
Celina Garcia, 18 years old, is a secretary at West Side Coalition who was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida.
panorama of American life over the past century with its chronicle of a big family whose actions range over the Southern industrial scene, France in World War I, Europe in the flaming 20s, and the Depression days of. the 1930s.
Theirs was the Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield
A rich family chronicle in the grand tradition a brilliantly woven tapestry of history, fact and adventure, this is a book to enjoy reading leisurely. You wont want it to end. There are more stories about this family for you to read when you finish this engrossing novel.
GOTCH, The Story of a Cowhorse
by Luke D. Sweetman
In this story of the lop-eared,
little blue horse, known to cattlemen as the best horse from the Rio Grande to the Canadian border, is condensed a panorama of life in the old cow country as it was really lived. It is also the tale of ranchers and rustlers, settlers and outlaws, soldiers and Indians, full of excitement and action in the true spirit of the frontier during the colorful days when Texas cattle were trailed to Northern ranges.
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Branch Registration will be at DEL FARM SUPERMARKET, lst&Broadway August 4,5,&7 (Fri., Sat.,&Mon.) ADELANTE SUPERMARKET, 727 Santa Fe Drive August 9,10&11 (Wed.,Thurs.,&Fri.) Registration Headquarters will be at the Westside Youth Center, 8th and Santa Fe


Adelante Supermarket Goes Forward!!
Ben Aragon, meat manager with new machine at Adelante Store.
New Service Counter for your convenience at Adelante.
By Anna Padilla, Administrative Aide Denver Community Development Corporation
Guisinger Flower & Gift Shop
240 W. 6th Ave. 222-8207
Special Rates on Mothers Day Flowers also on sale
Finished and unfinished wall placques.
BankAmericard and Matter Charge cards accepted here.
How is Adelante Community Supermarket doing?, ask many community supporters from time to time. It is doing very well. Less than a year has elapsed (nine months to be exact) since the former National Brands Store was purchased by the community through a joint venture involving the Denver Community Development
Corporation and the West Side Action Council.
At the time of purchase, in November of last year, the new owners incurred a bank purchase debt of $105,000 to be paid off during a seven-year period. ADELANTE is meeting this responsibility with no difficulty.
Capital Improvements
In addition, several improvements are being made to the store in order to provide top quality services to community shoppers. First of all, a new $5,000 weighing machine scale has been installed in the meat department. This modern piece of equipment, purchased from Toledo Scales, will save numerous employee work hours and insure accuracy in weighing and wrapping, as well as stamping the unit price and total amount of each particular package of meat as it is moved on and off of a conveyor.
Another innovation to the store is the newly built check cashing booth. Labor for constructing this booth was donated by the Brothers Redevelopment, Inc., a West Side non-profit community corporation. The booth has expedited check cashing services and has eliminated unnecessary customer delays at the check-stands.
Plans are presently underway to give the supermarket a new face lifting in the immediate future. This involves a large ADELANTE store front sign, and painting of the inside and outside of the store.
Training Program Successful
Two Adelante store trainees have completed their on-the-job training as grocery clerk and as head meat wrapper. They will go on full salary as regular employees. Two other employees will follow a similar training course in the near future.
BUY ADELANTE AND GO FORWARD-
SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY
OWNED SUPERMARKET
Ignorance of the law is no excuse for violating it, but in traffic its rarely ignorance of the law that causes drivers to commit violations Its carelessness and failure to realize the responsibility that driving a car involves. Remember, your life may depend on the way you drive, so drive responsibly.
J-A-K
Auto and Truck Repair & Parts, Inc*
Quality Repairs at Reasonable Prices
136 ELATI STREET 722-2895
Page 3 West Side Recorder Aug ust, 1972
(STORE PROFILE) GLENN GARCIA
Glen Garcia, 22, is a handsome grocery clerk at the Adelante Community Supermarket, 727 Santa Fe Drive. Glenns experience in the grocery business dates back to two years with King Soopers and a span at the former National Brands, Inc.
When asked, How do you like working at Adelante?, Glenn smiled enthusiastically and said,
I like working here of course,
I liked working with Charlie Scar-fiotti (the former owner), but I like it even better now that the community owns it. Customers say the shelves are well stocked and that the store is looking good.
Glenn lives at 137 W. Cedar Avenue, is married and has two children. His hobbies are swimming, picnicking, and spending time with his family.
Mini-Pork Improved
Last month the West Side Coalition began receiving telephone calls about the condition of Hector Flores Park on fourth and Galapago. A dedication of the park was held in May, with monument to Hector Flores being erected.
Since that time vandals had destroyed the monument, the city had pulled out the sidewalks and the grass was unkept and dying.
The Coalition then contacted the Manager of Parks and Recreation, Joe Cincio, and expressed the concerns of the residents to him.
Wilma Dabrowski, the chairman of the West Side Improvement Association, began circulating a petition around the immediate area.
Mr. Ciancio has responded by erecting new sign with Hector Flores name on it. New sidewalks have been installed and the lawn is now being taken care of.
The Park is named after Hector Flores, a World War II veteran and winner of some of this nations highest honors for valor. Mr. Flores was beaten in the city jail and died as a result of his injuries incurred there.
Inner City Parish Staff Summer Programs
The Inner City Parish summer program is almost over. We have had a lot of fun with all of our brothers and sisters who have attended our programs. On Mondays, we have staff meeting, planning for the upcoming week. On Tuesday and Thursday, we have been going to different swimming pools in Denver. Wednesday we go on field trips out of town. We have been to Boulder Reservoir, Cheyenne Zoo.
The Inner City Parish at this time would like to thank all the N.Y.C. students who worked very hard this summer, to make our programs a big success. Thanks to all you N.Y.C.: John Bettale, Raul Berg, Wilfred Cordova, Jimmy Evans, Lauro Gallegos, Jackie Garcia, Christine Gutierrez, Alberta Herrera, Joseph Holness, Richard Leyba, Fred Magana, Danny Martinez, Steve Medina, Gloria Muniz, Ronnie Pless, Terrie Rogers, Leroy Romero, Linda Trujillo, Joe Trujillo, John Vigil, Tony Sisneros, and Anthony Atencio.
Trinidad Reunion Picnic Set In Denver
All former residents of Trinidad, Colo., now living in Denver have been invited to the Trinidad Reunion Picnic to be sponsored by the Trinidad, Colo., Chamber of Commerce Sunday, August 20, at the Sloans Lake tennis courts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Persons attending should bring their lunches. The chamber will provide ice cream.
PHIL'S
GROCERY
718 W. 3rd Ave.
6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
como siempre Hablamos Espanol
Branch Registration will be at DEL FARM SUPERMARKET, lst&Broadway August 4,5,&7 (Fri., Sat.,&Mon.) ADELANTE SUPERMARKET, 727 Santa Fe Drive August 9,10 & 11 (Wed.,Thurs.,&Fri.) Registration Headquarters will be at the Westside Youth Center, 8th and Santa Fe
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Chairs............ $1.00.
4 Piece Sectional.......$19.00
Electric Range..........$19.00
Refrigerator ...........$19.00
B&WT.V................. $19.00
Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. 8 p.m. 222-7489
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Page 4 West Side Recorder August, 1972
New Look at La Alma Center
STATE REPRESENTATIVE BETTY BENAVIDEZ AVOIDS PRIMARY AT COUNTY ASSEMBLY
On Saturday, July 15, the Democratic Party held its County Assembly to pick the respective offices of State Representative, Congressmen, Senator, District Attorney, State School Board of Education. The people selected at this assembly will represent the Democractic Party in the Fall against selections of the Republican
party for the same offices.
A candidate who receives 20% of the delgate votes from his district gets his or her name on the ballot. In the event that more than one candidate receives 20% of the delgate votes, the office election is thrown into a primary, and the candidates are forced into a run-off.
Left to right are Rose Lara, Alberta Crespin, and Anna Florez. Ms. Crespin and Ms. Flores coordinated Betty Benavidezs successful campaign drive.
MASS SCHEDULE
Suiday-:0-9:1511:00-12:15 Dally8:0012:155:15 Holiday7:00-8:0012:155:15
CONFESSIONS-
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEGION OF MARY-
Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
THIRD ORDER-
4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass
NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY-
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m.# 12:15 p.m.,
5:15 p.m
NOVENA TO ST. JUDE-
Fridays at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m
ST. ELIZABETH'S CHURCH
11th ami Curtis Sts.
One of the most interesting contests of the day involved the race for State Representative from District 6, which contains most of West Denver and a portion of Capitol Hill. Candidates for that office included the incumbant Betty Benavidez, Bill Leavitt, a stock clerk for May D.& F., and Phil Montoya, a bartender at the Dog House Tavern at 1908 W. 33rd Street.
Delegates were given an opportunity to listen to each of the candidates and the platforms they were running on. State Representative Betty Benavidez pledged to continue her efforts in tax legislation that would benefit the elderly, migrant labor legislation, changes in the educational system, penal reform, and continued involvement in the legislature as well as in the community.
Bill Leavitt, a Capitol Hill resident, and candidate for the same office expressed his concern about the residents in his area receiving equal representation.
Phil Montoya, who recently moved into the area, promised to represent all the people if elected. However, in the1 question and answer period he came under fire for his views on housing. The delegates also questioned heavily his community affiliation and participation.
An election was held by secret ballot with the delegates from West Denver and Capitol Hill present. Betty Benavidez received 76 votes, Phil Montoya 7 and Bill Leavitt 3. The vote indicates a vote of confidence from her past constituents in West Denver as she carried the overwhelming majority of
delegates in Capitol Hill as well. This area was recently added to the district after the reapportionment in the House of Representatives.
Bill Leavitt, one of her opponents, gave a short speech congratulating Ms. Benavidez on the way she handled her campaign and vowed never to run against her again. Phil Montoya, the other challenger, stormed out of the room after seeing how the delegates voted. Most of the delegates were
appalled by his actions and questioned if he ever had the interests of District 6 at heart. .
Ms. Benavidez then gave an acceptance speech and promised to work as diligently for the residents in Capitol Hill as she has for her constituents in West Denver.
Your plans for tomorrow may depend on the way you drive today. Be alert and courteous today 3 and help yourself to safety.
A Note of Thanks
State Representative Betty Benavidez wishes to thank ALL the people who contributed their time and effort towards a most overwhelming victory last July 15 at the County Assembly.
THANK YOU ALL
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Project Freedom Inc.
Westside Action Center News
During the past two months the Westside Action Center Staff has been busy trying to come up with solutions to the many problems we face each day in our work at the Center. Youth and Recreation, Transportation, Drug Abuse, and Housing are all very real problems that can be ignored for only so long until some attempt has to be made to better these situations. We would like to share with you the activities now going on at the Action Center which will benefit the community in these very important areas.
YOUTH AND RECREATION:
The NYC Program Neighborhood Youth Corps.
Everyone hears about NYC each summer and people wonder sometimes just what this program is all about. Is it worth while to the teenagers involved and does it serve our community?
This summer, the WSAC has tried to come up with a real program for its NYCers. Two of our counselor aides, Muriel Ashmore and Chuck Garcia, have developed a program which is well-rounded in providing service to our westside community and giving the NYC people educational and recreational field trios.
Monday through Thursday you wiH find the NYCers out in the community doing such things as: Surveying our local Westside groceries to find out price of different goods so that we can compare them to prices of our own community grocery store, ADELANTE. With this information, the ADELANTE will have a better idea of where they can improve in order to receive more community support. Some NYC people are also involved in helping three sisters from Catholic Community Services do a neighborhood input survey of the area DURA has in mind for the Olympic Press Housing site. Five NYC girls give clerical assistance to the WSAC during the week. Babysitting services and clean lup in our community are also provided. For more
information on this, call Muriel or Chuck, 534-514
Each Friday is set aside for field trips. NYCers recruit neighborhood children to go on these excursions also. Activities weve done: Lakeside Amusement Park, Denver Zoo, Colorado Springs Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, breakfast in the Mountains, Frontier Days in Cheyenne, horseback riding, and Fiesta in Colorado Springs. TRANSPORTATION:
To meet the emergency needs of those in want of food and furniture delivery, the Center recently purchased a van. Those of you who up to now have found it hard to go to ADELANTE Community owned store because of no transportation will finally have a chance to use the facilities more often. ADELANTE will have the van from the 2nd to the 6th of each month and on weekends for their, TAKE YOU AND YOU GROCERIES HOME delivery service. For more information on this call either ADELANTE, 534-9413, or the Action Center, 534-5141.
DRUG ABUSE:
LUCHA(League of United Citizens to Help Addicts)
An overview----This is a
program that would serve to withdraw the client from his misuse of drugs, stabilize him inside his own community, and so create a better environment for all. The program would try to show the client that there are ways other than drugs to get rid of the pressures he is under. For those person that were involved from the westside in the beginning in supporting the' LUCHA proposal and attending many meetings that followed, we would like at this time to announce that we, as a committee, have continued to look into resources in order for this program to become a reality, even though the originator of this program is not with us now.
At this time the proposal has been submitted to Denver Model Cities for consideration.
However, because of the bureaucratic system we face, we have not been able to come up with other resources for 2nd year funding. The committee had to start looking into other resources. At this time our committe will be working with other consultants to write up the application for NIMH (Mental Health Administration, National Institute of Mental Health.) The committee has to meet a deadline of August 1. We are requesting the help of the community to support this project. You, as community people can do this by writing letters of support. Send your letters to the WSAC, 1312 Santa Fe 80204, and we will forward them to the Mental Health Board in Washington.
HOUSING:
The Westside Tenant Rights serves as a counsel center for tenants and landlords with specific problems related to housing. The rights of the tenant and housing laws are also explained. Unfortunately we are not a home finding agency. Home for low income families are very hard to find in this area due to the extreme housing shortage. In some emergency cases we are able to give assistance, through other housing centers, and occassionally we do know of vacancies when people in the community inform us of them. (Call 573-9388 if you know of any homes or apts. available.
As you probably have heard by now the WSAC is moving to the Santa Fe Hotel. Seeing the housing crisis as a priority, the an Emergency Housing Facility seemed like the only solution. The use of the hotel serves this solution ideally. The WESTSIDE EMERGENCY HOUSING FACILITY is in its developing stages and will be housed in the Santa Fe Hotel. Along with the already included services, the WSAC entire staff will be able to aid the emergency case in all aspects of counselling.
How can you help support the WESTSIDE EMERGENCY HOUSING CENTER? The Tenant Rights staff are throwing a linen shower Aug. 11,1972 at the WSAC from 315 p.m. All linen or cash donations will be greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served. Stop by and find out what is happening.
GENERAL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Thanks from the WSAC Staff and Council to all who helped support the Fiesta out at St. Judes Church. A lot of hard work was put into this fiesta in hopes of raising monies for our emergency fund, which is used to serve those that come to our center seeking all kinds of help. We are sorry to say that the middle class people from JEFFCO did not join us to support such a project. Those that attended certainly enjoyed beautiful music, dancers, food and games. Those attending the dance also enjoyed receiving many of the beautiful gifts that were donated for this occassion.
Murial Ashmore, Chuck Garcia, and John Rios, the present counselor aides, would like to welcome Mary Trujillo, Mary Villafuerte, and Zeke Perez, recently hired to assume
Project Freedom, Inc. was organized by two Chicano youth who had been in two of Colorados youth correctional institutions. Danny Lopez and Anthony Martinez along with Ken Morse, who was a VISTA volunteer in the West Side, organized the project and tried to meet some of the needs of youth who were being arrested by the police or were being released from various institutions (prisons).
Three years ago, Danny and Anthony went to Canyon City penitentiary to a meeting of the Latin-American Development Society (LADS) and were challenged by the inmates to go-back to the West Side of Denver and work with their Chicano brothers and sisters, so that fewer of them would engage in criminal activities and end up in prison. The objective of the project has been to help youth break out of the crime-oriented lifestyle and into a more positive one.
The major program for the last three years has been the summer project although Ken, Anthony and Danny have all been to court with numerous fellows and girls and have counselled others after they were released from youth camp. The summer project is an open-school program which attempts to help youth develop a positive self-image and begin to read a higher grade level. Hopefully participants will be able to stay in school to graduate.
Last year twenty-seven out of thirty participants in the summer program were at West High School for the first day of class. Although many have not completed the school year, the project did motivate them to go back and try again.
In the summer program, reading improvement is stressed; arts and crafts as well as Chicano history and culture are exciting and allow the teens to express themselves. Various trips for recreation and education are taken. Last summer the group went river rafting, spent six days in the San Luis valley, and went horseback riding. This summer more trips are planned which will be linked to their reading and cultural experiences.
Though these youth are supposedly hoodlums or juvenile delinquents, First Mennonite Church-Community Center has never had anything stolen when the group was using the building. Mutual respect exists between teachers and students. As the project continues to grow, project members are to remain as important as the staff and board of directors. When decisions about future programs are made, everyone involved in the project has an important part in the discussion and evaluation.
Money from the Compassion Fund of the Mennonite Church and the Poverty Fund of the G.C. Mennonites has been the first substantial funding for the project. The board of directors is working very hard to increase this $12,000 from the two
counselor aide duties. Also new on the Staff is Cathy Jo Hertz, our new clerk-steno. Bienvenido!
Also a general reminder that all donations of furniture, food, clothing, and money will be accepted any time and greatly appreciated.
churches by applying for grants from the federal government.
Denver has received twenty million dollars from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) to reduce crime in the streets of the city. Project Freedom qualifies for this money since its main objective is to reduce recidivism.
If the project is funded, the budget could increase from $12,000 to $70,000; this will enable the project to reach more youth who are in trouble with the law. Mennonite moneys are used as the local matching amount in order to get the federal money.
In addition to the summer program, the project has an evening school during the academic year. Reading as well as Chicano culture are taught. Plays about crime, trials, and the law have been read and discussed. This evening school can afford more materials with the additional federal moneys.
A recreation center also will be open for Project members. Staff persons will be here for counselling, craft and recreation activities, discussion groups, and emergency needs. An outreach staff person will also be hired to work with youth in the courts and youth coming out of correctional institutions. When a person is released from jail, the project will be there to help him find a job, get back into school, or Solve some of his other problems.
Part of the staff of the project are fellows who have been through youth correctional institutions. This will continue since persons who have had jail experience can often relate easier to another fellow being released. A trust level is rapidly built up.
As the project is expanded, we are looking for ways to meet the needs of youth before, during and after they become involved with the police and the prison system. They need to have support and guidance which probation and parole officers do not have the time to give them. It is important to assist people in working out their problems rather than punishing them. This way we are dealing with persons on a much more humane and Christian level.
If a person would visit the jails and prisons in our country, he would not wonder why inmates are not rehabilitated. Hopefully, Project Freedom is a step in the right direction toward new models of rehabilitation. Youth who come into contact with the police have various reasons and needs. Project Freedom attempts to work on these reasons and needs, rather than punish.
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--------------BOYCOTT LETTUCE
Tossed salad tastes good, doesnt it? And so does a big juicy hamburger with lettuce on it. But farmworkers all over the country are asking people to give up head (iceberg) lettuce so they can have a decent way of life at long last.
Making an average of $891 a year, farmworkers cant afford to strike since they must do this at harvest time in order to be effective, and this is when they make over half their total income. At the same time, there are any number of illegal aliens who are more than willing to work for half the wages paid to farmworkers. Our brothers and sisters in the fields are depending on us to make their struggle for justice a success!
All the fruits and vegetables we eat are hand-picked by farmworkers, yet they cant afford to buy those things themselves. And around 800 of them a year die from the misuse of pesticides. Workers have an average life span of 49 years. Eighty percent of migrant children never go beyond the 7th grade. Farmworkers have a TB rate of 260% above the national average, and a child and maternal death rate that is 125% above the national average. Field work is hard it means being in the hot sun 10-12 hours a day, stooping over 600 times an hour to pick the crop.
Giving up head lettuce is a very small sacrifice for us to make when compared to the lives farmworkers live! There is practically no United Farmworkers* lettuce in Denver. Most of it goes to the East Coast where labor is strong and there is a demand for union products.
There are a lot of things you can do to help in addition to boycotting head lettuce. There are pledge cards to get your families and friends to sign and turn in to the Denver Boycott Office. Each person who refuses to buy head lettuce represents a $15 loss to the growers! You can form a delegation of 3-4 people and visit Albertsons, Del Farm, King Soopers, Safeway, etc. to let them know you support the boycott. Call the Boycott Office at 333-1278 if you have any questions at all.
Lets put an end to poverty in the fields. BOYCOTT LETTUCE!
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LA ACADEMIA DEL BARRIO
Pictured is one class of students enrolled in La Academia Del Barrio
La Academia del Barrio, a summer school program under the directorship of Virginia Castro, is in its third summer of providing children from West Denver with a cultural-educational experience. The school is operating out of the mobile units in back of Greenlee Elementary School, and is servicing 45 youths from third to sixth grade.
The school offers a well balanced curriculum with such subjects as Chicano History, Cultural Art, Spanish-English, Math, Folkloric Dancing and Swimming. A free lunch is provided for the youngsters, as well as several field trips and overnight campouts.
The staff works closely with the problems the youth are encountering in the Denver Public School system as well as any difficulties the youth may have at home.
Virginia Castro, the director, is a second year graduate student at the University of Denver. She
has run the program for the past three summers, and some day hopes to make the school a year round project.
Joe Sandoval, who has a masters degree in speech therapy, teaches Spanish and English to the children. This is the second year that Mr. Sandoval has taught at La Academia and he terms the experience as equally rewarding not only to the youth, but to the staff as well.
Diane Casados, a junior at Colorado University majoring in psychology, teaches cultural art. She tries to integrate the art she teaches with an Indian-Span-ish flavor, with emphasis on the history as well. Diane believes that creative art expression builds confidence in the youth, and helps them in other subject areas as well.
Shirley Gomez, a sophomore majoring in Mexican American studies at the University of Colorado, teaches Chicano His-
tory. The class deals with Indian and Spanish culture and folkways, Shirley finds that teaching things that the youth can relate to, makes them more open and willing to question. Shirley is a graduate of West High and believes that being a Chicano and from the neighborhood are two things that help her relate better to the childrens needs.
Bill Lopez, a sophomore majoring in Math at Metro State College, is the Math teacher, Bill is also a graduate of West, and he tries to find out what problems the youth are having with math and correct those problems, so that the children do not fall farther behind. Bill believes that it is important to have teachers that the youth can identify with. He feels that this identification is important, both from student to teacher as well as teacher to student, in developing a good working relationship.
Valarie Mares, a junior at St. Joseph High School, is the youngest teacher on the staff. She teaches Spanish and
Mexican Folkloric Dancing. At the end of the program a performance will be held, open to the public, where several of the dances she teaches will be performed by the youth.
Eight neighborhood Youth Corp. workers assist the staff in teaching the classes. They serve as aides, but they too benefit from this rich cultural experience.
The board for the school consists of State Representative Betty Benavidez, Richard Castro, Sam Abeyta, Anna Flores and Eloy Mares, all are active in trying to create better educational opportunities for the youth of our community.
Someday, perhaps soon, the educational system will turn towards new and innovative programs like La Academia, in seeking to resolve their past short comings in bi-lingual and bi-cul-tural education.
Rent-A-Kid Program Aids Pittsburgh Youth
Jobs for underprivileged youngsters were practically non-existent in Pittsburgh, Pa., until several companies, under the auspices of the National Alliance of Businessmen, came up with a Rent-A-Kid program which put children into paying summer jobs.
This part-time employment for economically disadvantaged kids between the ages of 14 and 17 resulted in a total of 726 job orders and placement of 412 youngsters during the summer. The average wage was $1.89 per hour and the average earning per youth was $9.85 per day. Eighty-two per cent of the kids came from families that were on some type of public assistance.
Dear Cesar:
I support your non-violent efforts to bring justice to America's migrant
farm workers.
1) I pledge not to eat or buy lettuce until growers agree to negotiate contracts with the United Farm' Workers.
2) I pledge to tell my friends about the lettuce boycott.
3) I pledge to raise the issue of the lettuce boycott wherever I see lettuce (e.g., conventions, fund raising dinners, airplanes, restaurants, church dinners, dinner parties, etc.).
Viva la causa,
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VOLUNTEER PROBATION
The Denver County Court Probation Department is seeking men and women of all different backgrounds to become VOLUNTEER PROBATION COUNSELORS.
Volunteer Counselors spend at least an hour a week with one person who is on probation. The purpose of probation and the role of the Volunteer is to help the person learn to manage his problems and stay out of trouble.
The Probation Department has five professional Staff Counselors with caseloads of 200-300 people. If these people on probation do not receive meaningful help at this time in their lives, they may graduate into more serious crimes. Both the community and the individual then suffer the destructive consequences. Volunteer citizens have provided this meaningful help that is needed in hundreds of. cases!
According to a recent report for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, of the 3,172 people placed on probation in the Denver County Court last year, 21.46%, according to surnames, were Chicano.
The Probation staff has found that in trying to help individuals on probation, it has proved very successful to assign them to a Volunteer who is as close as possible in background and interests, etc., who can understand the person and his problems better, and successfully help the person.
Each Volunteer is required to attend three training sessions on successive evenings conducted by the Probation staff and the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work.
COUNSELORS SOUGHT
RELIABILITY AND PATIENCE are the primary requirements for being accepted as a Volunteer Probation Counselor.
You can help turn police records into records of improvement. Call 297-2971 for more information.
DENVER VETERANS OPPORTUNITY CENTER
Hi, this is Jim Chavez from D.V.O.C. (DENVER VET-TERANS OPPORTUNITY CENTER) and I'd like to invite all of you vets to come in and see us. The idea is to let you know about your G.I. Bill benefits. You can rap to any of our counselors, Bruce, Bob, Drew, Harold, or Larry, or our Coordinator Rich. Theyre all veterans too, and know what youre going through; it happened to them, too.
So why don't you come in to see us? Were here to serve YOU! You can find us at the Westside Action Center 1312 Santa Fe Drive and Drew is in the Eastside Action Center S 2420 Welton, on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Drews phone number is 534-6228 and ours is 534-5141. Give us a try, Im sure we can do something for you. Lets get it together, together!
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Richard Lopez, Coordinator
Recruiter-Counselors
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Harold Fobb
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Did anyone ever give you a second chance?
Did you ever give one?
There's a lot of talk these days about getting involved. About doing something meaningful.
The Denver County Court needs more men, 18 and over, of all races and backgrounds to be VOLUNTEER PROBATION COUNSELORS.
You can help turn police records into records of improvement.
Call 297-2971 for more information.
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BAKER JR. HIGH TO HAVE NEW ENROLLING THIS TALL
Baker Junior High initiated a different type of orientation for 6th graders who will be enrolling at Baker next falL Instead of having all 6th graders from the contributing elementary come to the school late in August before school is in session, or instead of having the 6th graders come for a brief stay at Baker in the late spring, they came to Baker shortly after the school day opened and stayed in the school until the close of the school day. School was in session while they were here; and this, we feel, made it more meaningful to the elementary 6th graders. Fairmont and F airview 6th grades came to Baker on May 5, and the Elmwood and Greenlee groups came on May 16.
Complete cooperation between the elementary schools and the junior high made it possible for the visitors to select a Baker 7th grade buddy from the neighborhood who would be willing to escort the 6th grader to all of his or her classes during the day. For those elementary students who did not choose buddies they were assigned buddies in the Baker auditorium before they began a typical 7th grade school day. Sixth grade elementary teachers who could be released from their school duty came with the students and contributed greatly in assisting the Baker faculty during the day.
Many of the classes were extremely crowded for the two visitation days; but both teachers and students seemed oblivious to the congestion and accepted the challenge. The lunchroom personnel at Baker performed admirably and were able to serve on schedule, the large numbers of 6th and 7th graders during the one lunch period.
Comments from the young visitors and their teachers, as well as from the Baker faculty, indicated that the Orientation Day for incoming 7th graders was highly successful.
Top Awards Given At Baker
During the week of June 5, Baker held Awards Assembly for all three class groups. At each assembly appropriate awards were given to students as follows: Trailblazer awards are the highest awards given and go to, one boy and one girl at each grade level. Trailblazer Awards at Baker for 1971-72 were as follows.
9th GradeTerry Lopez Gary Ashton
8th GradeAndriena Valencia
James Evans
7th GradeTheresa Quinones
Bobby Valdez
The DAR Awards is given to the outstanding 9th grade school citizensa boy and a girl. Recipients of the awards were: Sonya Gonzales and Gary Baca. Mrs. Leonard Kowalski of the DAR presented the Awards.
The Sertoma Award is given to the class group who has the best record in scholarship, attendance, and performance on allschool activities. This year the award went to the 8th Graders under the sponsorship of Mr. Marv. Clemons, Mrs. Beverly Hill, and Mr. Dick Emery.
Left to right, first row: Orlando Del Toro, Danny Jimenez, Aldo Sanchez, and Louis Garcia. Second row: Toni Vialpando, Rosie Trujillo, Margot Garcia. Not Pictured: Gina Trujillo.
VFW Jacks and Marbles Contest
On May 20 eight youngsters from St. Josephs Grade School participated in the VFW Jacks and Marbles Contest. One girl, Toni Vialpando, and two boys, Louis Garcia and Danny
Jimenez, were eligible to participate in the State Contest on May 21. All in all these youngsters found jacks and marbles exciting.
Youth Counselors Help Fight Drugs
Teenagers instead of adults are working as counselors because kids listen more to teenagers, according to Dina Gallegos, one of 36 Drug Counselors for the School-Community Drug Education program. The program is coordinated by Bob Gazotti and Zeke DeLeon. We try to show kids better ways to have fun rather than turning towards drugs, say Dina, Louise, and Diane three of the counselors,
Louise says she got into the program because she saw ftina relating to the kids, not only in working with drug education, but also being a big sister for kids to come to with other problems, which takes more time after hours without pay because we care.
Diane said that parents were interested in the Drug Education Booth as well as kids, because of the Drug Kit, which has a variety of drugs that are labeled 9 including a pouch containing incense that smells like marijuana. Dina was asked by the director of the program to be a counselor, and since she needed a job she took it. As she went along and got to know more about the drugs and kids, her viewpoint changed and she feels she is helping kids and enjoys her work.
They have taken kids to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Boulder Reservoir, and plan
more out-of-town trips. Later in the summer, they are planning to take kids to Denver General Hospital, Malcolm X Drug Center, and Model Cities Drug Program to help bring different aspects to the drug problem. The counselors take Pharmachology courses and receive additional training from teachers and community resource people so that they are able to give straight information about drugs and to relate to youth. Community agencies and agencies outside the community wish to thank these dedicated young people for a job well done!
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Neighborhood Notes
Danny Martinez, Lonnie Garcia, Pauline Quintana, Lucy Quintana, and Henry Quintana.
West Side Improvement Association
A1 and Esther Lujan of Daly City, California are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Lujan of 1419 Mariposa who are the parents of A1 Lujan and Esther Lujan is the sister of Cleo. Acosta of 1448 Osage.
Mrs. Vidilia Medrano has moved to 938 Kalamath from 1448 Navajo. Mrs. Medrano has lived in the Lincoln Housing project for many years. She moved into a low disperse house.
Richard T. Castro Jr. Born June 11, 1972 at 1 A.M.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Castro, 159 W. Ellsworth, June 11, at 12:11 in the morning. The baby weighed 6 pounds eight ounces and was nineteen and a half inches long. The proud parents have named the child Richard Thomas Castro.
West High graduate, Paul Lopez is enjoying his summer job at Beaver Ranch, 27 miles southwest of Denver in Conifer. Paul is a student at Colorado State University and enjoys working with children.
The cost to attend the camp for one week is $37 but camperships are available.For more information contact the Southwest Community Center. More children are needed to participate in the camping program.
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Miss Pauline Quintana, the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hilario Quintana was presented to friends of her parents on her 16th birthday on Saturday, June 10, 1972. The presentation took the form of a High Mass and blessing at St. Cajetans Church.
Los Favoritos played for the celebration. Mrs. Quintana said she chose to follow the tradition of her family.
Pauline also had 32 attendants who were: maids-of-honor, Lonnie Garcia and Rose Mary Vasquez. The best men were Daniel Martinez and Raymond Vasquez. The other attendants were Jeannette1 Barela, Sharon Kollner, Cindy Valdez, July Lucero, Annette Zambrano, Audrey Rivera, Zada Quinones, Rita Apodaca, Sissy Garcia, Helen Garcia, Ruby Garcia, Theresa Vasquez, and Susie Garcia. She also had 16 escorts for the girls. They were Michael Trujillo, John Conteroz, Joe Chacon, Sam Duran,- Arnold Olivas, Alfred Medrano, Anglo Rodriquez, Raul Castillo, Fred Trujillo, George Hernandez, Larry Trujillo, Ernie Sisneros, and Frank Hernandez.
Congratulations to Samuel Herrera of 903 Lipan St., who completed thirty years of employment at the Denver Rio Grande. 1972 for his thirty years of service.
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Suggestions for Aaelante Store: 1. Have more lights; 2. Try to keep the store cleaner and neater; 3. Arrange the food products and canned foods more conveniently; 4. More variety of cosmetics; 5. Try to have a panel truck to deliver groceries for people without cars; 6. Advertise the parking space in the back of the store.
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Patsy Ulibarri of 1469 Navajo is in Denver General Hospital with a back injury and a broken heel. We hope she gets well soon. *
Ray Crespin is in Clovis, New Mexico for two weeks. He left with Mr. and Mrs. David Sandoval and family. David Sandoval is the assistant professor of Chicano Studies at Metro State College.
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Love attracts...hate repels ZAHR K. Zeke Vollmer Senior Citizens Public Relations Man Residence phone 777-7439 Sponsored by The West Side Service Center 1312 Santa Fe Drive Phone 534-5141 and
The Auraria Community Center 1212 Mariposa Street Phone 534-7614
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Haviland of 457 Galapago are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on the 25th of June. Congratulations.

On June 3rd, Mrs. Dabrowski gave a Baby Shower for her daughter, Melody Mosley. The Great Event is expected the last of August. She cant wait to become a grandmother.
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Mrs. Leona Partney has moved out of the West Side, by no choice of her own. Her home at 713 Delaware was town down for parking lots. But she still wants to be considered a West Sider and be active. Her new home is #50 Sherman Street. She says she has left a lot of friends on the West Side. You may have moved out of the West Side, Leona, but youre not forgotten. Well miss you tremendously and wish you a lot of happiness in your new surroundings.
Courtesy is sometimes thought of as commendable but not essential. However, a lack of courtesy on the part of motorists and pedestrians all too often leads to death or injury. You can be sure of a profit by being polite when walking or driving.
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At the completion of this program, a report will be made to the City Council and to all the people of Denver.
A number of groups in the city and in the two Olympic Press areas, especially, have reviewed the material and helped to alter it in such a way as to obtain as clear and unbiased a picture of the peoples reaction as is possible.
Sorry, the Board Meeting of the W.S.I.A. for June 6 was cancelled. Another meeting will be called soon.
Mrs. Dabrowski reports she had 17 complaints from May 22 through June 5 and had results in some. She reports the city picked up 12 loads of appliances May 22. Model Cities picked up 75 tons May 23 and eight tons June 5. Some junk cars have been removed and some are still pending.
There is still a lot of cleaning up to be done. Notice was pub-
lished in the April West Side RECORDER. And Model Cities put out a flyer. But it seems as though many people ignored them till it was too late. As for street sweeping and alley sweeping, Mrs. Dabrowski was told the sweepers come through the West Side once a month, and realizes this is not enough. But, be patient and keep your complaints coming in. The Association will do the best they can. How about a membership in the Association? One dollar per year per family. Call 244-90%.
Louie Carbajal, N.Y.C. employee at the newly opened Arts & Crafts store located at 858 Santa Fe Drive.
Branch Registration will be at DEL FARM SUPERMARKET, lst&Broadway August 4,5,&7 (Fri., Sat.,&Mon.) ADELANTE SUPERMARKET, 727 Santa Fe Drive August 9,10 & 11 (Wed., Thurs., & Fri.) Registration Headquarters will be at the Westside Youth Center, 8th and Santa Fe
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Democrat September 12th
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