WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 9 Number 4
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
Vote... Its Your Duty and Responsibility
Nov. 7th is General Election Day. Voters will be casting their ballot for President of the United States, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, State Representative, Board of Regents, State Board of Education plus a multitude of bond issues. The next Westside Recorder will spell
out in detail each of these issues and the candidates who are running for office.
It is each citizens duty and responsibility to go to the polls and vote. If you are not satisfied with your representation (i.e. city councilmen, school board, etc.) General Election Day is the
time to voice your discontent by voting. Choose your candidate and issues, and vote as you see fit, but vote.
If you do not vote in this general election, you must reregister to vote again in the future. Voting is your duty and responsibility.
If you live in the following precincts you will vote at these
PRECINCT POLLING LOCATION
601 -------Brooks Towers Apt. 102015th St.
602 -------YWCA 1545 Tremont St.
603 -------Trinity Meth. Church 1820 Broadway
604 -------Barney Ford Heights 2024 Clarkson
605 -------Evans School 125 W. 11th Ave.
606 -------Central Presbyterian Church 1660 Sherman
607 -------Malo Hall 1825 Logan St.
608 -------The Denver Turnverein Club 1570 Clarkson
609 -------Lincoln Park Housing 1438 Navajo St.
610 -------New House Hotel 1470 Grant St.
611 -----First Baptish Church 1373 Grant St.
612 -------Morey Jr. High 840 E. 14th Ave.
613 -------Greenlee School 1118Lipan St.
614 -------West High School 951 Elati
615 -------Camelia House Apt. 1235 Grant St.
616 -------State Employment Building 251E. 12th Ave.
617 -------Columbine Homes 2214 W. Byers Dr.
618 -------Byers Library 685 Santa Fe Drive
619 -------Elmwood School 720 Galapago St.
620 ----Baker Jr. High 560 Fox St.
621 -------Baker Jr. High 574 W. 6th Ave.
622 -------St. Peters Episcopal Church 126 W. 2nd
623 -------Hirshfeld Homes 333 W. Ellsworth
624 -------Firestation No. 1140 W. 2nd Ave.
625 -------Alameda School 208 W. Byers PI.
Voter Registration Drive Termed Success
The Westside Coalition in conjunction with the West Side Youth Center and the West Side Action Center conducted a nonpartisan voter registration drive from August 2, til August 11. Anna Flores, the coordinator of the campaign termed the drive a success and noted that over 2,000 residents of West Denver were registered.
Ms. Flores had volunteers conduct a door to door survey of the neighborhood to identify which residents were not registered, then later returned on registration day to offer baby sitting services or rides to the branch registration offices which were held at Del Farm Supermarket and Adelante Store on 727 Santa Fe Drive.
Individuals who registered were given a discount on food items at Adelante Store. The West Side Action Center, the West Side Coalition, Betty Benavidez and Chicano Voter Registration Fund donated $10.00 each towards a raffle, in which $10.00 certificates were awarded to the winners. People that registered received the opportunity of submitting their name into the lottery. The winners of the drawing were: Elaine Martinez, 301 W. 5th Ave., Jerry Aragon, 678 Elati, Juanita Martinez, 844 Fox, Linda Chavez, 910 Inca, and Joe Maestas, 412 Fox.
Ms. Flores stated that it was
her hope that all the people that were registered in the drive would exercise their right and vote for the party of their choice. She also extended her thanks to those organizations and individuals that made the campaign a success.
Emily Griffith School OPENS GED Program
Need a high school certificate? The Emily Griffith Opportunity School has opened a GED program and it may be able to help you. The school is held at St. Joseph High School, 621 Fox on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Classes begin October 3, 1972 at 7:00 p.m. the classes are free and books will be provided.
Everyone over 17 is welcome to come. Teachers will help you study at your own rate of speed for the GED exam. For those of you who would like to improve your reading, please stop by and talk to Sister Cathleen at St. Joes.
Remember, you may enroll any evening during class time. Classes meet all year long so come by and take advantage of this great opportunity. For further information call 572-8218. ext. 44.
Elmwood to Become
Del Pueblo Elementary
The Elmwood community is very pleased to see the beginnings of a new school. Many people in this community have worked for over ten years to have a new school built. Their dedication and hard work is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated. The children and other community members who will benefit from this new school, I am sure, would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of them.
At the school board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21, Mr. Bernard Valdez made a motion to change the name of Elmwood School to Del Pueblo Elementary School. As you know, Del Pueblo means of or belonging to the community. Several groups of people in the community had asked for this name change and are glad to learn the change was approved.
Some of the reasons for asking for this change are listed below:
1. As we are all aware, our country is a multi-culture one. People from various races, ethnic backgrounds and cultures participated in and have contributed much to the beginning and development of our country. A greater awareness and understanding of this factor is important to all of us.
2. The architecture and interior graphic designs planned for the new building are a reflection of the Spanish and Mexican influences in our country.
3. Over 20 percent of the pupils in the Denver Public Schools are
4. The enrollment at Elmwood school has, for years,
consistently been over 85 percent Spanish-surnamed.
Presently there is not a single school in Denver that has a Spanish name. It is felt the name of Del Pueblo Elementary School will aid in bringing about greater awareness and recognition of the multi-cultural background of the Denver area. Del Pueblo Elementary School will make every effort to meet and serve the needs of the community.
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THIS ISSUE OF THE WEST SIDE RECORDER Basic Cost $350 First Avenue Presbyterian
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. Johns Lutheran Church 10
St. Josephs Catholic Church 20
Wesley United Methodist Church 10
West Side Coalition 10
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Now that the Bond Issues have dramatize that many of our
Westside Resident and Former State Representative Killed
passed and the rest of the city is going to benefit from the revenues generated by the bond proposals (parks, libraries, concert hall, sports arena, etc.), perhaps West Denver can now be considered.
As usual West Denver was not included in reaping the benefits of the bond election, although as the community we voted for all eight and as taxpayers we must share the burden of paying for these bonds.
One of the glaring examples of the city not relating to our needs can be found south of 6th Ave. While that portion of our community is densely populated and a drive through the area will
youth have no real quality recreational facilities, we were excluded from that bond proposal fornew parks and recreation centers. Joe Ciancio, Manager of Parks and Recreation has assured us that West Denver is a priority and that we now can begin talking about a facility in 1973.
I feel that the situation south of 6th Ave. is beyond the talking stage. If there is any talking to take place, it is my position that it be serious and that West Denver get a facility built in 1973 and not have to look back and say one year from now, perhaps if we are patient we will get a recreation center in 1974.
Frank Anaya, 32, who lived at 25 W. Ellsworth was killed September 4, 1972, in Juarez, Mexico having sustained numerous stab woundsin the face and upper extremities.
Anaya was attending a La Raza Unida Convention in El Paso, Texas as an observer. There is currently an investigation being conducted in attempting to identify his assailants.
He was one of the youngest legislators ever elected in Colorado, having been elected at large at the age of 25. A product of a broken home and being raised in an orphanage, he later attended West High School where
he excelled in sports, especially wrestling and boxing. He graduated from Colorado State College now the University of Northern Colorado, with a major in science. After graduation he became involved in politics and was elected for one term in the state House of Representatives.
At times he proved to be very controversial because of his political leanings, but it was generally agreed that he was an activist, attempting in his own way to solve some of the social problems facing Chicanos and other oppressed peoples.
Another death equally tragic
Coalition To Sponsor Low-Income Housing
The West Side Coalition held its monthly board meeting September 20, 1972 at Auraria Community Center at 7:30 p.m. Some of the main items on the agenda was the announcement that the West Side Coalition is currently negotiating with Denver Urban Renewal Authority (D.U.R.A), and trying to develop seven vacant lots into low-income housing for West Denver. The project is being undertaken with the help of Colorado Economic Development Association and Housing Development Inc. Phil Gallegos, an architect is doing the preliminary drawings on the site. Manual Maes, a contractor will be responsible for building the units. The West Side Coalition would be the sponsor and developer. Brothers Redevelopment under the direction of Manuel Martinez hopefully will handle the management of the units. The whole program will be of benefit to the community, in terms of creating more needed low-income housing and also provide work for community people.
The same type of approach is being tried with 300 units that will be build to house the press for the 76 Olympics. After the Olympics are over the housing wll be converted into
WEST SIDE RECORDER Founded May, 1964
Office: 930 W. Ninth Ave. Denver, Colo. 80204 Telephone: 266-1445
Sponsored by WESTSIDE ACTION MINISTRY
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
Staff: Germaine Aragon, Joyce Lacarra, Waldo Benavidez, Alberta Cres-pin, Anna Flores,
Jerry Garcia, Barbara Karr, Rich Castro
Contributors: Ramiro Cruz-Aedo, Gil Martinez, Kelly Lovato, Elizabeth Lopez
Advertising Manager: Ruperto Guedia, Jr.
residents living in the units owning the coop. Minority architects, minority contractors, and minority contractors, and minority subcontractors are involved in al aspects of planning, so that hopefully the units can be built to blend in the community.
The Coalition received a grant from the department of Health, Education and Welfare for community organization. They now have a full-time staff working on community projects. The staff includes Diane Casados -secretary, Bob Federico -bookkeeper nd Joe Romero -community worker. Gloria Agagon, a West High student, is an NYC worker placed at the Coalitions office to do community work. Celina Garcia is working part-time from Colorado University Denver Center on their work study program. Richard Castro, the dirctor, pointed out that all the full-time staff are residents of the West Side. The Coalition believes that the businesses and homes in the neighborhood should belong to residents of the community and that as such residents should have top priority in securing any new positions that become available.
The Westside Coalition is also working developing a recreation center south of 6th Ave. This area is higly under-serviced and is considered a priority many
Where did the benefits of economic growth go ? They did not go into corporate profits which edged up only from about $45 billion in 1965 to less than $48 billion last year, or about 5 percent. But total government spending-r-fed-eral, state and localincreased 35 per cent, from a rate of $182 billion in mid-1965 to $246 billion at the end of 1967. Government's share in the gross national product is up from 27 per cent to 30% per cent. In other words, most of the nation's economic growth in the past 2% years has been preempted by government through higher taxes. Meanwhile, management's efforts to hold down costs have collided head-on with labor union practices. Take the case of housing. It is impossible to provide the amount required without relying heavily on prefabricated construction items. Whenever this possibility is mentioned, most unions turn a deaf ear.
planning and development that is being considered. Hopefully by going through the Capital Improvements Budget of the city, the West side will have a full recreation center south of 6th by the end of 1973. Phil Gallegos, has volunteered his architectural skills to ensure the facility is one we can all be proud of.
The Coalition has also been actively involved with a Juvenile Corrections Committee being coordnated out of Auraria Community Center. This committee is seeking juvenile reform in the Juvenile Court in policy and staffing patterns, especially as they relate to
minorities. It is the position of the committee that the Juvenile Court has been unresponsive to community needs. After negotiations of some two years proved fruitless, a demonstration was held July 21, at the City and County Building to protest the courts insensitivity to the community. Approximately 400 people attended the demonstration to air their views. Mr. Fuller, Director of Court Services has met with the committee several times since. It doesnt appear that any progress is being made. Legal action is being considered in order to force the court administration to become responsive.
and close to the hearts of many people, was that of Richard Falcon 28, of Ft. Lupton who was slain in route to the La Raza Unida Convention. Falcon was shot by a filling station attendant in Southern New Mexico after having been refused service. He, like Frank Anaya was involved in working towards justice and equality. Both Richard Falcon and Frank Anaya were recently involved with the United Mexican American Students at C.U. in their attempt to get more scholarships for Chicanos. Falcon was later fired from his university position as a result of his efforts.
The death of these two young men reached many people of different philosophical persuasions. Both incidents are examples of mans inhumanity to man and both deaths will be recorded as such in the hearts and minds of those that were close to them.
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ITS A BOY---
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Moseley are the proud parents of a baby son born September 4, 1972. The baby was named Stephen Joseph. He weighted 8 pounds and 14 ounces and was 221/2 inches long at birth.
The proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dabrowski, and Mrs. Ida Moseley. The great grandparents are Mrs. Julia Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eldridge.
the Model Cities Program, and a caseworker from the Welfare Department.
The move to 1100 Santa Fe is just the first phase in an effort to provide more and better services for the residents of our com-
centrally located, without having to be shifted all over the city.
The Westside Action Center has begun to work with families, this means that each counselor at the Center now has from 5-12 families he or she works with for
as long as it takes to solve their problems. The counselors work with each individual member of his or her familia because the primary objective of the West Side Action Center is to -SERVE THE PEOPLE.
The starting salary is $8,448.00 per year, to start and up to $11,000.00 after three years. There is also a uniform allowance plus other fringe benefits. Each fireman gets 15 days a year vacation and up to 18 days sick leave per year.
The requirements are that you have a high school education or GED certificate. You must be between 19 and 29 years of age to be hired, but may be 18 1/2 to apply. The minimum height is 5 foot 7 inches, and you must weigh in proportion to your height. Your vision may be between 20/40 or better with glasses. Vision between 20/20 and 20/100 is acceptable if correctable to 20/20 with glasses, but not contact lenses.
You can apply by contacting Bob Maes at 618 Santa Fe, or by calling 825-1531 or 825-1593: Apply now, applications will be accepted between October 2; through Octobei 14,1972.
munity. With* the different agencies housed at the West Side Action Center, we hope to lessen the amount of referrals made by the Center, now the community people can receive services from
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the various agencies, that are city of Denver.
The Denver Civil Service Commission is accepting applications for firemen for the
Prohibition of State
Funding of Olympics
Ballot Title Act to amend Articles X and XI of the state from levying taxes and appropriating or loaning funds for the purpose of aidng or furthering the 1976 Winter Olympic Games.
MAJOR PROVISIONS Prohibits the State of Colorado, but not its cities or counties, from rasing funds or aiding directly or indirectly the financing of the games for the Winter Olympics.
A vote of YES means you ARE NOT in favor of state funding. Those favoring the amendment say .. costs are underestimated; difference between federal support and estimated costs is great; State of
Colorado may have to pay this.
... Taxpayer money should not be spent on promoting growth in Colorado.
... No more State money should be spent for the games until more pressing statewide needs have been funded.
A vote NO means you ARE in favor of State funding. Those opposing the amendment say a cut-off in State funding would endanger Colorados bid to host the 1976 Olympics.
. Colorado will achieve economic benefits; the exposure and influx of visitors will benefit businesses.
Reprinted from the League of Women Voters pamphlet
As you know the summer is over. Even though we had to struggle through it, we feel we had much success with our programs in different areas. One of the highlights of our program was Camp Malo, a camp that we acquired from the state this year for program purposes. The camp was used for the day camp recreation purposes. The day camp we feel, was not as effective as it whould have been due to lack of funds, but the staff, Mr. Peter Martin, Miss Vicki Gonzales, and Mr. Adrian Duran and several NYC
kids, made the summer a worthwhile experience for all the children. Even though we were pressed for funds, the staff came through and we had a good summer and program for the children. The camp was a valuable asset for us because we had a place to go that was close and was ours. We still have the camp and it is available for outings on weekends and daily picnics. If you are interested please contact Juan Archilla at 534-7615. Many thanks to UMAS and Environmental Protection agencies for their contributions.
The West Side Action Center has recently moved and Santa Fe., Drop in and see the new facility.
its office from 1213 Santa Fe to it's new location at 11th
IMPROVEMENT ASSOC, has moved with TENANT RIGHTS and the WESTSIDE ACTION CENTER to 1100 Santa Fe Dr. There has been no board meeting for the month of Aug. or Sept., because of moving.
Dont be discouraged if you registered a complaint on junk cars and they still havent been moved. Some of these cases are still pending and it takes two or three weeks for a car to be moved. If they arent moved by then please call me again. Also..
. how long has it been since the street sweepers have been through your alley or street? Need any mid-block street lights? Your problem is our problem,were here to serve you, the commumity. Please call the W.S.I.A. with your complaints, suggestions, or questions dial either, 573-9388 or 244-90%. HELP US TO TRY TO KEEP THE WESTSIDE CLEAN! MEMBERSHIP IN THE WSIA Is $1 per year per family. Join Now. We need your help to keep the Association going. That is if you think the WSIA is needed.
Wilma J. Dabrowski, President
Death Rates Proven Higher
At every age from 35 on, death rates are higher for cigarette smokers than for non7smokers. This is true of women'as" well as men; and the differences are striking. Among men between 45 and 54 the death rate for smokers is almost three times that of non-smokers.
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PROJECT FREEDOM IS NOW HOLDING CLASSES IN THE BASEMENT OF THE FIRST BETHANY CHURCH. 5TH & BANNOCK. FOR INFORMA TION CALL JOSE LUJAN.
The center will continue to provide services such as, Food Stamp certification, jobs, emergency food and clothing. In addition to the above mentioned services, the Westside Action Center will also provide emergency housing. The Welfare Department and the Denver Housing Administration will make the referrals and do the screening of applicants for eergency housing, therefore, the Westside Action Center will not make the decision on who qualifies for emergency housing. For more information, please contact the West Side Action Center at 534-5141 and ask for Betty Koehler or Chuck Garcia.
Other agencies that are housed in the West Side Action Center are the Denver Veterans Opportunity Center, Tenants Rights, Civil Rights Commission, Westside Improvrment Association, a representative for
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Mexican Independence 16fli of September Celebrated
On Saturday, September 16th, Chicanos from around the state gathered in downtown Denver to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in memory of Father Hidalgo a village priest that issued El Grito de Dolores in 1810 calling for Mexicos Independence from Spain. Although he was unsuccessful in gaining Mexicos Independence, he provided the spirit that led to the countries eventual independence in 1821.
California, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and parts of Southern Colorado were once part of Mexico until 1848. The United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 in order to expand its territories. After the war, Mexico lost half of its territory which is today the present Southwest.
Mexican Americans were to be given the opportunity to maintain their rich culture, which includes religious and historical activities. While most of the provisions of the treaty have been broken and Chicanos today have lost their land, and are losing their language because of an inferior educational system,; they still can regain their culture and pride. Celebrating Mexican Independence Day is one way of regaining their history.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed guaranteering the Mexican-residents living in the Southwest full citizenship if they chose to remain and not cross the new border into Mexico. For those Mexicans who chose to stay, they were also to receive recognition of their land grants which dated back in some cases two hundred years. Bi-lingual education was to be enforced in the classrooms, with Spanish and English being used inter-relatedly.
Some of the many decorative floats that highlighted the festivities on September 16th.
The festivities this year included a parade through downtown Denver. Many organizations and groups built colorful floats, that wound their way through 15th and 16th streets of downtown Denver. After the parade several speakers talked about the political, educational, culture, social and economic injustices Chicanos have been subjected to since 1848. The list of speakers included; Richard Longoria from the U.F.W.O.C., Gloria Falcon, sister of slain activist Richard Falcon, Jose! Gonzales, candidate for La Raza Unida from District No. 9, Corky Gonzales head of the Crusade for Justice, Dave Sandoval instructor at Metro State College in Chicano Studies, and several others.
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Three Charros on their horses prance down 16th Street on Mexican Independence Day.
Hightvay Light Pole Safety Test
An intensive safety testing program for aluminum lighting poles is being initiated by two new subdivisions of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association to assist in the development of standards and design criteria for street and highway lighting poles.
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NEWS FROM CASITA ESPERANZA
La Casita Esperanza celebrated their 4th year Anniversary which is located on
5th and Inca. The celebration was an open house with special interests and activities, for community residents. La Casita
is still providing a morning get together. Future topics will be; Sept. 27 Understanding Your Child. October 4, Shopping for Food.
La Casita encourages community input in particular interest areas that relate to residents. Interest may include child safety, facts about drugs, and any complaints about servies provided. Babysitting and refreshments will be provided. If there are any questions about medical or personal needs, call Alina Carris at 534-0657 or drop in at Casita Esperanza on the comer of 5th and Inca.
The proportion of all wage and salary earners in Australia with a union ticket has fallen from 61 per cent in 1954 to 53 per cent in 1970.
DiManna Votes Against Expansion of Civil Service Commission
On August uth the Denver City Council voted on a charter amendment to expand the Civil Service Commission from three to five members. The Civil Service Commission is responsible for hiring, testing and taking disciplinary action against police officers and firemen.
In recent years Chicanos and Blacks have tried to et minorities on this commission to help deal more objectively with police brutality issues, especially as they effect the minority population of this city. Earlier this year a vacancy was opened up and the minority community tried to have the vacancy filled by a minority representative either Black or Chicano.
The City Council is charged with the responsibility of filling vacancies and chose Houston Hoot Gibson, an anglo and a former member of City Council
over a lengthy list of qualified minority applicants from around the city.
The Charter Amendment, before Council August 8, to expand the Civil Service Commission was an attempt to try and give minority citizens a voiceon this very important arm of local city government.
Eugene Gino DiManna, the councilman from District 9 who represents West Denver and a portion of North Denver, voted against the amendment. This vote has been interpreted as a direct affront to the minority community who has tried for numerous years to have a voice in the affairs of the Denver Police Department. DiManna has been criticized for his voting against the down zoning here in the Westside. He has also been criticized for his statements surrounding police-community
relations around La Raza Park in North Denver and the strong arm tactics he proposed in dealing with the youth of that area, the majority of whom are Chicano.
There is a very important conference to be held Oct. 20, 21, and 22,1972, in New Mexico. It is called The First Chicano National Congress for Land and Cultural Reform. The theme will be UNITY before Ideas. All Spanish speaking organizations in the U.S.A., (political, religious, and cultural and social) are invited to attend. This
lis latest vote against the best interests of this community should not go unanswered. There is currently a re-call petition out, in which residents are
conference promises to be a most fruitful and educating experience. Everyone is invited to attend. There is a Colorado delegation being organized now. Transportation arrangements are being made by the Westside Coalition. For information call 534-5088.
The speakers list is a very impressive one. A partial list
attempting to unseat him.
Other councilmen voting against the Charter Amendment were: Cook, Berg, Nolan, Rosen-burg, Wyman and Macintosh.
includes Cesar Chavez, Corky Gonzales, Reies Tijerina, Jose Angel Gutierrez and many many more. Chicano Movie stars from the organization called Nosotros and Chicano athletes will also be participating. Dont miss this fantastic conference. Drive down, walk down or fly down to Albuquerque, but dont miss it.
Additions to Fairmont School are in Process
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P.A.L. AZTECS FOOTBALL
The football season is underway at Atzlan (Lincoln) Park, 12th and Mariposa St., with over 100 boys taking part in the fall football program.
The uniforms and all equipment were furnished through the sponsorship and cooperation of the Police Atletic League, who have given the kids a chance to play a sport which has been unavailable to them for quite a few years.
The official start of the football season begins Friday Sept. 29 and 30th. The season begins with the Junior Bs and Junior As playing their league games on Fridays and the three senior divisions; the Intermediates; the Senior Bs and the Senior As all playing their games on
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Saturdays. Friday games begin at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday games begin at 9:00 a.m.
A candy drive is also under way to provide a means of making our first year more successful. Money from this years drive will be used to buy a sweatshirt, an Aztec emblem award, a small token trophy, and also to pay for each boys dinner at the awards banquet at the end of the Football season.
.The Aztecs colors are green, white and red. Come out and cheer! Have a good time and support the Aztecs.
Coaches for the Associates 7 and 8 year olds are Will Montoya and Jim Vigil; 9 year olds Junior B coach is. Gil Ortiz; 10 year old coach of the Junior As are Ben Berg and Chuck Koehler; the 12 year old Intermediate coach is Jess LovatO; the Senior B coaches are Joe Sandoval and Frank Rios; and the 13 and 14 year old Senior A team is coached by Joe and Ben Guiterrez.
The P.A.L. Coca-Cola, and the United Bank of Denver helped to sponsor the second annual National Junior Tennis League at Atzlan (Lincoln) Park courts. The program was geared to teach tennis to both boys and girls ages 8 to 16 years of age, and to give the kids a chance to discover tennis, the enjoyment, and the excitement the game creates.
Regular matches on a competitive basis with other teams in the city of Denver, were held throughout the summer. The highlight of the season however, was that three of our boys won a trip to Washington, D.C. The Atzlan (Lincoln) Park boys tennis team combined with Berkeley Park to win the city championship and a right to represent Denver in the National Tennis Championships. The boys to be congratulated from Auraria Community Center are: Richard DeLeon 12, of 1229 W. 13th Ave., Lloyd Cisneros 12, of 1043 W. 10th Ave, and Jim Vigil 11, of 3221 W. 26th Ave.
A donation of $30.00 was contributed by the Westside Coalition to the boys for their expenses.
America Likes Lobster The value of rock lobster imports to the United States from South Africa has increased from $49,000 in 1938 to $19,110,000 in 1968. During the last 30 years over 200-million pounds have been shipped to the U.S., resulting in a return of $171,500,000 in foreign exchange for South Africa.
The 1972-73 school year at Fairmont has started off with a bang, and we mean this literally. Construction, which was held up by the carpenters strike is currently going full blast and thenoises heard in the halls cant always be attributed to our pupils.
' 'Many of the changes that were to be made to the old part of the building have been completed and we now have a main office where we have room to greet and talk to our community. The changes also include a fine new library (that has to be used as a
classroom for now), a spacious clinic, which will be staffed by Mrs. Gloria Lowman, who is back with us after taking a years leave during which time she had a little addition to her family, and an office for our social worker and speech therapist.
The new addition will hopefully be completed by early 1973, at which time we will have (with the help of our parents) a fiesta to help celebrate this welcomed and needed addition.
We have added some fine new teachers and aides who hopefully
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PRIDE is the key, PRIDE is having achieved the goal and PRIDE in the fact that he is in a select group. We feel that this program is having a professional effect upon these young men, experienced by their performance on the football field so far this year. West is by far the smallest team in the Denver
VOTING IS A YEAR-ROUND RESPONSIBILITY
Helping to direct the course of our nation is an honor that carries emmese responsibilities. Will we meet the test, or will we run from it? Only election day... and our own consciences...will tell!
Main Library to Open Again On Sundays
Beginning Sunday, September 10, the Main Denver Public Library at 1357 Broadway will be open from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday through May. All departments of the Main Library are open with the exception of the Special Collections Room.
As in past years, all branch agencies of the city library system remain closed on Sundays.-
League, but they have played on equal terms with the three teams they have met so far this season. The squad is so small all players must be able to play both offense and defense, and they have responded very well. Hopefully the concept of the PRIDE teams will spread in West High School, and not only help in the athletic program but will also help our young people to desire to achieve in all others. The PRIDE team idea is making them better football players, and making them better men;
Since the beginning of practice on October 22, 1972, thirty young men have become members of the PRIDE team. What is the PRIDE team? In an effort to bring about a different attitude, that would not only produce winning football but would give to these young men the confidence necessary to cope with the multitude of problems that we are all confronted with, the PRIDE team was created. Each young man must perform certain skills >i conducting in a given time: most of these are not easily attained, so the individual must be in condition to achieve time, but once he has made it he knows that he has conditioned himself both physically and mentally. Once he has realized this goal he is made to understand that no goal is to greet if he gets himself mentally and physically ready for it.
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A much needed and community requested program in Early Childhood for four-year olds has been initiated and we are fortunate in having it staffed by Mrs. Jean Bender our former
Kdgn, teacher and Mrs. Juanita White a member of the Fairmont staff for some years.
In addition to our Diagnostic Teacher, Miss Frances Bohning, our Instrumental teacher Mr. Harvey Rudoff, our great music teacher, Mr. Robert Johnson we have a Diagnostic teacher, Miss Erlinda Telles who will be assisting our non-English speaking pupils.
We feel we have a great school going for our children and we want to enlist the parents of our community to help us in keeping it this way, by participating in the school through class visits, going on excursions with the pupils, and by taking an active part in all school activities. The phone number at Fairmont is 266-1957 and our doors at 520 West Third Avenue are alawys open to you. Nuestra escuela, es su escuela.
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Cooperative Goes To Fair
The westside community was jvell represented at the Colorado State Fair which was held in Pueblo, August 25, thru September 4.
^'Cooperativa Tlaquepaque, our Arts and Crafts store, located at 858 Santa Fe Drive participated in the State Fair. The idea of the Fair was to raise funds in order for the community store to survive. Withouth the funding from the West Side Youth Center, it would have been a difficult task to raise the $3^5.00 needed for renting the booths.
Cooperativa had two booths, one in the Agricultural Center, in the main building, and another booth outside on the fair grounds.
Sam Carbajal attracted an attentive audience by demonstrating the making of pottery. Many of the items sold by Cooperativa were Mexican heads, zodiac calendars, pottery, jewelry, gods eyes, and many assorted articles. The fair proved unprofitable for the store, but very profitable in the experience of business ventures. Cooperativa thanks all those who participated in helping at the fair, and encourages all community residents in stopping at the store. Store hours are from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Saturday.
Another Westside business at the fair was La Trinidat Cafe, located at 822 Santa Fe Drive. La Trinidad had the Mexican food concession for the entire Fair. Ed Vigil, the proprietor provided continuous entertainment at his
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Sam Carbajal is shown working at a potters wheel at the State Fair.
Several young people were involved at the Pueblo State Fair with the Cooperative Tlaquepaque booth, from left to
restaurant. Overall, the fair was a huge success and a lot of hard work too.
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The annual 10th Grade Orientation was held at West High on August 31. Over 400 students new to the school responded to an invitation to acquainted with West.
They were welcomed by Dr. Johnson, Principal of the school. Other school officials to welcome the new students were Mr. Hewitt, 10th grade Sponsor, Mr. Smith and Mr. Sabell, Counselors, Mr. Reynolds, Student Council Sponsor, Ray Rios, Head Boy and Linda Brown, Head Girl.
The students were treated to a tour of the building and a picnic in the Sunken Gardens.
The new sophomore class looks very promising and leadership qualities are emerging from many students.
A College Career Night program is to be held at West High School Tuesday, October 31, 1972, at 7:30 p.m. This will be the first time a combination career and college night will be held at West, High School. The program will- provide an excellent opportunity for parents and students to receive first hand information from the many colleges and vocations represented. Most of the institutions of higher education in Colorado will have representation in attendance at this program.
College information on admissions, test requirements, financial aid, and many other items can be obtained. Special groups available to indiviuals of
minority backgrounds will be presented and can be discussed.
Career information on the general duties and responsibilities of many vocations will be presented along with steps necessary to qualify for the various vocations. Applications, advancement opportunities, satisfaction in a job, income and many other important areas in career planning will be discussed. We hope you will be able to attend.
Sale of activities tickets is. down at West High this year, and this is bad news for parents, students, and school.
Activities tickets cost $7.00 and enables the buyer of the ticket to attend over 100 athletic events. The cost per athletic event with an activity ticket is less than 7 cents. Students buying a ticket at the gate will pay $1.50 per event.
Students can also buy $1.00 pregame tickets at the school and save fifty cents per event. Fall, and Winter season tickets can also be purchased for $4.00, which also gives students a great saving.
Another advantage of tickets (season andpre-game) sold at West High is that all monies collected at the school remains at West High to finance all athletic programs. West High receives less than 10 percent of the monies from the tickets sold at the gate.
So to upgrade the Schools Athletic program and equipment students are encouraged to buy season and pre-game activities.
Elderly or disabled disadvantaged persons in north and west Denver neighborhoods can receive free beautician, and barber services under a new program sponsored by Outreach Services for the Aging, Inc., 1825 Emerson St.
Hair shampoos, sets and cuts (but not permanents) are available by appointment on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except holidays) to women residents age 55 or over, or disabled, in the Las Casitas, Sun Valley and Columbine Homes. Appointments can be made by calling Outreach Services for the Aging volunteer Victoria Cruz at 825-1054 on Mondays. Calls can be answered in English or Spanish.
The beautician services will be a different locations each week in open units provided by the Denver Housing Authority. Irene Thompson, owner of the Elizabeth Beauty Shop at 3508 E. Colfax Ave., will supervise the services. Assisting her will be student volunteers from West High Schools Hero Program under the direction of Mary Ann Parthum.
Women receiving appointments should bring their own towels, shampoo, setting el, hair spray, pins, curlers, nets or combs.
Anna Vigil, Outreach Services coordinator who organized the program, said she is seeking donations of hairdryers, since only one dryer is available at this
time. Businesses or individuals wishing to donate dryers may call Mrs. Vigil at 573-9631.
The barber services, available to men age 55 or 'over, or disabled, in the Quigg Newton Homes area, will be provided at Neighborhouse, 44th Ave. and Lipan St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays (except holidays). Appointments should be made on the previous Thursday morning by calling Outreach Services senior counselor Alfred Cordova at 477-7804. Calls can be
answered in English or Spanish.
Barber services will include haircuts, shampoos and shaves. Cordova will work under the supervision of a licensed barber. Those receiving appointments should bring their own towels.
Mrs. Vigil said donations of mug soap, after-shave lotion, shampoo, and other barber supplies are being sought. She said infirm, homebound men can make appointments for the barber services in their homes if necessary.
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Session of La Academia del Barrio Program at Greenlee Ends Summer
The last day of summer school at La Academia del Barrio ended with the children giving an outstanding performance at Greenlee Elementary, Friday, August 18,1972.
There were several song and dance routines that enlightened the audience. Some of the dances were, La Negra, Jarabe Tapatio, and Versuviana.
Songs included De Colores and Cielito Lindo. The children also enacted several skits of social significance.
Master of ceremonies was Frank Rios. Program instructors, Joe Sandoval, Shirley Gomez, Valerie Mares, Rene Rios, and Diane Casados, were all pleased to be working with the children. They are talented and learn quickly
according to the teachers.
The program entitled La Academia del Barrio Presents ended .with the children bringing people from the audience on stage and danced to the tune of La Raspa.
Academia staff would like to thank Mrs. Virginia Castro for making the summer program possible.
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Baker Jr. High Introduces New Faculty
Auraria Head Start Begins Classes
When the parents of Baker Junior High School students visit Baker this Fall at the Back to School Night they will have an opportunity to meet seven new teachers at Baker.
Mrs. Pat Dixon is teaching in the field of mathematics and science. She is a graduate of University of Denver. She has been a graduate Teaching Assistant at Denver University and has worked as a teachers aide at Cole Jr. High.
Mr. George Hunt, is also a graduate of East High School and received his teaching degree at Colorado State University. Mr. Hunt is teaching crafts in the Industrial Arts Department. Prior to Baker, he taught two years at Mapleton High School and one year at Cole Jr. High.
Miss Mary Maestas is the new Spanish teacher. She has taught at Byers for one semester before coming to Baker. She earned her degree at Metro State College.
Mr. Mike Fitzgerald teaches social studies and has previously taught for one year at South High School. He is also a graduate of Metro State College and is now working toward his masters degree from Colorado University..
Mrs. Tanya Walters is a native of Clearmont, Florida where she went to high school. She began her college training at the University of Florida and later completed her teacher training at the University of Northern Colorado. She had previously done substitute teaching in Denver for one year. Mrs. Walters teaches in the Business Education and Social Studies Departments.
Mr. Ed Woytek attended high school at Mt. Carmel in the Catholic Parochial Schools of Denver. He attended both Trinidad State Junior College and Western State College, earning his teaching degree at the latter. Mr. Woytek teaches Typing, Business Practices, and Mathematics.
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All six new teachers have gotten off to a wonderful start this year at Baker and are eager to meet the parents of their students.
Mr. Leroy Lopez is returning to Baker after a years leave of absence, during his absence he participated in a year long training program in Counseling, Guidance and Pupil Personnel Services at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
His assignment this year will be to assist Mr. Taylor with the coordination of the newly formed Pupil Personnel Service Program at baker. Specific duties are to evaluate the Program, conduct student staffings, assist with staff development, devise a student referral procedure, and to establish a Pupil Information Center. In addition, he will assume part-time Counseling duties with 8th grade students and assist whenever possible with community functions.
Mr. A1 Aguyo has recently returned to Baker Jr. High School after a year long leave of absence. During his leave of absence, Mr. Aguyo attended an institute at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. The main focus of this training at the University of New Mexico revolved around pupil personnel services in the public school system.
Mr. Aguyos training was directly related to a system analysis of the school as an ever-changing, complex structure offering endless challenges and opportunities to the staff and to the students.
Baker Jr. High School now has a Counseling Department with specialized graduate level training in the areas of Counseling, Consultation and Coordination. As an individual member of this department, I feel that we can offer services to the Baker staff, the students and to the Baker community. The strength of our school is ultimately dependent upon our contributions and support of its staff, its students and its community.
An added dimension to the traditional counseling services offered by Baker Jr. High is the complete bilingual services of Mr. Aguyo to the staff, the students and to your community.
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The new school year at Auraria Head Start is being welcomed with a lot of enthusiasm, according to Mrs. Eleanor Lucero and Mrs. Pat Carlos. Their class consists of 16 children. The two teachers feel the parents of the children are very pleased with the program so far.
At present they are introducing Spanish to the children. This is the first year a bi-lingual class has been taught to the childrens morning class. They began with teaching the children greetings and a poem in Spanish. The Spanish was first initiated by Mrs. Carlos.
The Language Development Kit, consists of a Puppet called Mr. P. Mooney. Mrs. Lucero uses this to help the children develop their language. Volunteer mothers have come to help in the classroom. Their help was very appreciated.
Visitors from Baker Jr. High school involved in Cooperative Occupational Education Program came to the class. .This program is directed by Mr. Marvin L. Clemons. Their purpose was to learn about the different programs in the community. The students from Baker took pictures and also
interviewed the children. The headstart children were very pleased as they enjoyed listening to their voices on tape. Auraria Head Start would like to thank these 9th graders from Baker: Mitchell Gomez, Carla Lucero, Miles Green, Raymond Baca and Faye Valero. They would also like to add that Mr. Clemons has a terrific program going.
Mrs. Lucero and Mrs. Carlos are looking forward to a great year at Auraria Head Start and welcome all to come and visit the new class room located in the north side of the building, at Auraria Community Center.
Nation's Young Voters See Need For Labor Law Reform
New York (HK) Young voters have strong opinions about the need to reform labor laws, according to a survey by the Opinion Research Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey.
The survey shows that 18 to 24-year-olds outvote their parents in favoring legislative changes affecting both employees and employers in labor-management relations.
More than 82 percent of the young voters believe that unions and management should have equal rights to communicate with employees. This was four percent higher than the general public, where 78 percent feel that management should have the same rights to communicate with employees that unions now have.
On the Right to Vote
On another important issue, whether or not employees should have the right to vote by secret ballot on continuing a strike after they have been out of work for 30 days, more than 80 percent of young voters believe there should be a secret ballot conducted at that time, while 77 percent of their elders feel the same way.
Most Americans, 74 percent, believe that union members
should have the guaranteed right to criticize their union leaders without fear of reprisal. A greater percentage of young voters 78 percent feel this way.
On another question involving employee rights, 52 percent of the young voters believe union leaders should not have
the right to discipline members for actions of which the union disapproves; 47 percent of the general public concurred.
The survey also finds strong support for labor reform legislation among persons under 30, particularly those who either attended college or are college graduates.
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