WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume 10Number 2
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
Mrs. Rice School nurse at Greenlee is shown swabbing
Coalition Strep Program
Now is the time to take your child to the health clinic if he has a sore throat.
The Westside Coalition in conjunction with the Colorado-Wyoming Regional Medical Program has initiated this project as of December 1, 1972. with door to door knocking informing the community on strep throat and Rheumatic heart-disease. The West-side Coalition has gone into the elementary schools showing films and discussing with the children the importance and dangers of strep throat. Coloring books and booklets are made available to the children.
The program will also include a poster contest with gift certificates for each grade level through out the schools. A field day will be planned in mid-April with physical fitness as the emphasis and also strep throat. Prizes will be given.
If your child has strep throat you may take him or her to any of the health clinics in your area. There is no waiting period to
throat of youngster.
receive a strep culture and you need not have a card. The strep cultures are free. If your child has strep throat the clinic will then further notify you.
PROTEJA EL CORAZON DE SUS HIJOS. Un dolor de gar-ganta puede danar el corazon de los ninos. Solamente el medice puede decir si el dolor de gar-ganta danara el corazon.
El no purfr fryrtminstlo von una mirada. Por lo general tiene que hacer pruebas de la gar-ganta. Como puede useed saber cuando es necesario lleVar a su hijo or hija a la clinica, para
evitar que se le dane el corazon? Si el dolor de garganta le vino de repente. Ueve al nino a la clinica. Si le duele mucho la garganta al tragar. llevelo a la clinica. Si le duele la garganta al hacetle presion con los dedos debajo de los oidos. llevelo a la clinica. Si el dolor de garganta va acompan-adode calentura y tiene dolor de cabeza o siente ganas de vomitar. Jlevelo a la clinica. Aunque le resulte dificil llevar a nino a la clinica, es absolunta-mente necesario que lo haga para protejer el corazon de sus hijos.
Congresswomen Schroeder Urges Study
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) .here in Denver has informed Pat Schoreder that its study on the effects of radiation on new born infants will continue on a data collection basis through May 3, 1973, while the EPA continues its review of further funding for the study.
The study, the only one of its kind on the genetic effects on
children of low-level radiation from uranium tailings had been scheduled to be discontinued on January 4, 1973. The study was begun in January of 1972, as a five-year study. Mrs. Schroeder wrote to the EPA Regional Office in Denver on December 29, 1972, requesting that the radiation be continued.
Since this study is the first
and only one of its kind being conducted and considering the Atomic Energy Commissions extensive plans for further uranium drillin, Mrs. Schroeder said that she hoped, the EPA will give it high priority. Certainly we can do no less for the health and safety of future generations."
Bilingual Bill Introduced
State Representative Betty
State Representative Betty Benavidez and Senator Roger Cisneros, the two legislative representatives of West Denver have recently co-sponsored a bi-cultural and bilingual bill aimed at the elementary schools in the state.
Betty Benavidez and Roger Cisneros stated We want to
1 First Mennonite Church 9100.00
2 Germaine Aragon & Family .... 30.00
3 Judicial Department (TPG) ...24 00
4 Neighborhood Church of the Master .... 10.00
5 Lorraine Morgan 1.00
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close the gap which exists for some pupils who, because of the impact of a dominant language in their family other than English, find it difficult to learn early in their school years, because English is the only language taught in our schools."
In essence, the Bilingual Bi-cultural Act" will eventuually be a financial, social, and cultural benefit to the State of Colorado
Because of the lack of understanding and consistency from the family system to the class-cultural pupils are unable to adjust to the English school system room, many young bilingual bi-
lator Roger Cisneros
responsively and adequately, therefore, causing poor achievement which in turn impairs the pupils' right and ability to learn. The Act. however, enhances the human dignity of each pupil and creates a closer gap of bilingual and bicultural understanding and education. Because of the low achievement levels of Chicano pupils in mastering the English language, many are placed (displaced) in Special Educational Programs that cause severe learning impairment, humiliation. resentment, and a low educational attainment, therefore, a high drop-out rate of Chicano youth exists.
OEO Cut Affects West Denver
The Westside will definitely feel the axe-wielding methods of President Nixon. The President has recently done away with the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO). Many of the programs under OEO were transferred to HEW or HUD, but the Community Action Programs were eliminated. programs such as the West-side Action Center located at 1100 Santa Fe Drive, and the Westside Youth Center which is located at 806 Santa Fe Drive.
The Westside Action Center is taking steps to continue their programs and services to the people of West Denver.
Some community residents have formed a committee to save the Action Center and they have launched a letter writing campaign. they are sending telegrams to various officials and according to Chuck Garcia. Administrative Assistant the Westside
Action Center, through the efforts of the community residents and the Save the Action Center Committee, they hope to generate ^ a positive response from other sources for. funding the Action Center.
Mr. Garcia also mentioned that the Westside Action Center certifies 3.000 persons each year for Food Stamps and in 1972 the Action Center, through their job counselor, was able to place 200 persons on actual jobs.
If the Action Center wo.uld close down that would mean the loss of the Emergency Housing which is located upstairs from the Action Center.
La Sangre Housing Corporation and NEWSED Inc., a community Development Corporation formed by the Westside Action Council, Inc., would also cease to exist. If you would like to help save the Action Center, call 534-5189.
Cesar Chavez Speaks
Cesar Chavez, the charismatic leader of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (U.F.W.O.C.) addressed a crowd of over 2.000 at St. Andrews Seminary. 1015 South Birch, Sunday February 11th, at an evening rally spotlighting the farm workers boycott against Safeway and A & P Grocers for their selling of non-union lettuce.
Chavez pointed to the U.F.W.O.C. efforts at seeking social justice for farm workers through non-violent tactics. The unions biggest success was the boycott of grapes which drew national attention to the plight of farm workers. Growers eventually signed contracts with the U.F.W.O.C. under pressure of the economic boycott which called for supporters of the union not to purchase table grapes. Chavez said. Someday domeone will write a book which truly dramatizes the impact the grape boycott has on this country. Several books have been written recently but Chavez feels that the real significance of such an event that changed values in the American people would not be felt for twenty years. v
He told several short stories about the grape boycott that ranged from Hong Kong in China to the prisons of this country. He said that the spirit of the boycott was able to cross ethnic and cultural lines.
The U.F.W.O.C. is now asking their supporters not to buy lettuce or to shop at Safeway (one of the largest sellers of non-union lettuce in this country) until Safeway and the lettuce growers
recognize the U.F.W.O.C. as the true representative of the farm workers interests, and sign contracts that will benefit farm workers who today only average $2,700.00 a year.
Chavez said that by not buying lettuce until farm workers receive their just benefits each person could demonstrate his or her concern by sacrificing. He pointed out. People often asked what can they do to help the poor farm worker, our answer is simple. don't buy lettuce or shop at Safeway.
He had to cut his talk short. The gym where he was giving his talk was built to hold 700 and there was five times that amount present and the rector of the seminary was fearful the floor might cave in. The crowd was very enthusiastic and often interrupted his talk with shouts of Viva Chavez and Viva La Huelga.
Chavez and a group of about 70 strikers were on the way towards Eastern cities to spread the news of the strike.
The Westside Recorder welcomes any community oriented news. If you work for an agency, church, or community group and would like to submit an article or if you are a resident and have news of a birth in the family, a wedding, graduation, etc., please write Westside Recorder, 904 West 9th Avenue, Denver, Colorado. The deadline for articles next month is March 15th.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for the Westside Coalition will be held at Fairmont Elementary School on March 21, 1973, at 7:30.
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The following letter was written by Mr. Sheldon Steinhauser, Regional Director of The Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith to Mr. Stephen J. Knight, President of the Denver School Board regarding the boards decision to discontinue the Hispano Lay Advisory.
Dear Mr. Knight:
As you know, the Anti-Defamation League of Bnai Brith has had a long history of involvement and association with the Denver Public Schools in its concern with equal educational opportunity for all of our children including those of minority and disadvantaged ethnic and racial groups. We have made available -- and will continue to do so -- staff guidance and teaching aids designed to heighten sensitivity whether dealing with Jewish, Chicano, Black, or other children.
It is in this spirit of mutual concern that I write to respectfully urge reconsideration of the continuation of an Hispano Lay Advisory Committee to the schools and the hiring of a staff specialist to work with it.
Especially in those times when educational problems are all the more complex and communicating with the many segments of our community is all the more difficult, it would seem that the Board of Education needs all of the advice and guidance it can secure and indeed ought to be drawing upon very specialized resources and listening posts for such helpful input.
I am certain that his is what the Board had in mind in organizing an Hispano Lay Advisory Committee a few years ago. If anything, the need would seem* to be far greater in 1973.
May I express the personal hope that the Board will review this issue at the earliest possible date and notwithstanding problems or difficulties with respect to this type of mechanism, will see on balance the helpfulness of such an approach and its importance to the community as well as to the requirements of our children.
Sheldon Steinhauser Regional Director
Letter To The Editor
Chicano Studies AtM.S.C.
Some of our Chicano citizens who are in trouble with the law need help. They are involved now, and now is when they need us.
At the Jefferson County Court we are helping and you can be a part of it. We have a\way which offers you an opportunity to get involved with people who. for whatever the reasons, are now in trouble with the law. We can keep them out of jail and give them the chance to know that there are people who care. Many Anglos are involved with Chicanos now. but most Chicanos feel that they would be more at ease working with another Chicano.
All you have to do is be a friend to someone who needs you. For further information contact John Archuleta, 279-6511. extension 361.
1. Richard Castro
2. Bob Federico
3. Loretta Robles
4. Celina Garcia
5. Gloria Aragon
6. Don Schierling
7. Brice Balmer
8. Alberta Crespin
Letter To Faculty And Students
The Chicano enrollment at Metropolitan State College is extremely low as opposed to the Chicano population in the area the college should be serving. Chicanos should be able to view Metro Stale College as an educational institution which was implemented for them, since Metro has a founding philosophy of being "urban-oriented".
A recruitment program to help Chicanos get into college is cur rently being conducted by the Chicano Studies Dept. In this endeavor. recruitors would help.the person fill out application forms, financial aid forms, etc. so as to eliminate unnecessary complications which could foul up registration procedures. Because this program emphasizes individual aid. more recruitors and help is needed. If you can help by being a recruitor or by giving names of people interested in going to Metro, please call the Chicano Studies Dept, at 292-5190, ext. 255. leave your name and phone number. A recruitor will then get in contact with you. Any advancement Chicanos make will have to be through united efforts.
Mr. Rueben Aguirre
Chairman of Chicano Studies
The Westside Recorder has always encouraged residents to vote regardless of how small or how big the election was, whether it be a bond issue or a presidential election. We warn that if decisions are made that do not meet with your approval and you do not vote* you have no one to blame but yourself.
Now the residents of this community and others all over this nation are going to be shown that there is a difference between individuals such as McGovern and Nixon. This is not an endorsement for McGovern since it is too late for that. All we are leading up to is that we are in for some stormy times in the area of social service programs, not only in this neighborhood but everywhere. Consider these facts with Nixon only two months into his four year term, the Westside Action Centers doors are to be closed by June of this year unless funds are located thru other sources. Operation -SER, a successful Chicano Employment Agency is to be placed under the Mayors wing just as an unsuccessful concentrated program is now. This move will surely mark Operation SER for failure. In the area of health, the health centers such as Casita Esperanza and Mariposa Health Center are in jeopardy of being closed. We understand that the Westside Youth Center has not been refunded. Model Cities has not been funded for the fifth action year. Even programs like Head Start are shaky ground. Housing, one of the more critical needs in Denver, especially for low income people has been frozen.
After years of hard work and preparation, the high hopes of residents and agencies has been squashed with a simple memorandum. All of these programs have met with some degree of success, some more than others, and the plain truth is that the people of this community will not know how much they depend on these programs until they are gone.
Mr. Everett Chavez was recommended last week by Rueben Aguirre, Chairman of Chicano Studies to fill the position left vacant by the promotion of David Sandoval to Director of the Skills Center.
Mr. Chavez was formerly employed as director of North Denver Youth Education Center for the past two years.
Since leaving his former position, Mr. Chavez has spent the past five months in Mexico, touring and studying the country.
He received his B.A. degree and completed his Masters degree work at the University of. Northern Colorado at Greeley. He comes to the Chicano Studies Department well-prepared in the area of Chicano history and culture.
Mr. Norm Pacheco, and Mr.
One of the problems that bother West Side Residents as well as people living in most other areas of the city is DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMEN.
Door-to-door sales usually have the following characteristics:
1. The goods sold are overpriced. This is because door-to-door is a very expensive way to sell goods. Someone has to pay the salesman his commission and. of course, this always turns out to be the customer.
2. The brands sold are usually unknown. This makes comparison shopping difficult since the same brand can almost never be found in a store.
3. Door-to-door salesmen often use high pressure or even outright deception in the sale of their goods. This is because the salesman is almost always paid on a straight-commission basis. If he spends an hour in your home and does not make the sale, he has wasted his time.
The law recognizes the special problems of door-to-door sales and gives the consumer some rights if he is caught in this situation.
1. As with anyone else, you do not have to let a door-to-door salesman in your home. If. you are not interested in what he is peddling, tell him politely, but firmly, to leave. If he does not do
During the past quarter, students were placed in over twenty agencies, including Thalague Arts and Crafts Center, Auraria Community Center, YMCA, The Chicano News, recruiting and tutoring, Pinto program, Head Start, East Side Health Center, Chicano Partners, and Juvenile Hall. Those interested in enrolling for the Spring quarter should contact one Of the above professors by calling on ext. 255 or come to the Chicano Studies offices at AA Building, 1300 Glenarm, room 215. Those wishing to continue and have previously enrolled in the program should simply register for Chicano Organization 299-6 or 499-6. Registration will be on March 26 and 27, at Currigan Hall.
so, call the police. Be particularly aware of salesmen who get into your house by some trick such as telling you they are taking a survey.
The law-in Colorado requires that a door-to-door salesman state his business within 30 seconds. This law is often ignored. The point to remember is that you do not have to buy what he is selling to get him out of your house. If he wont leave, you do not have to be polite. He is not your guest, he is simply an unwanted intruder.
2. If you do sign a credit contract with a door-to-door sales-man,.you baye the rjght to cancel the contract up until the third business day after the sale. The_ salesman is required to give you a form for this purpose. All you have to do is sign the form and mail it to the company. If he doesnt give you the form, you may cancel the contract at any time. You are required, of course, to give back the goods if the company comes for them and the company is allowed to keep your downpayment up to 5% of the purchase price, but this is often a small price to pay for getting out of a bad contract.
If you have hassles with door-to-door contracts or any other legal problem, you might wish to see a lawyer. If you cant afford a lawyer, call or come by West Denver Legal Service. We are located at 820 Santa Fe Drive. Our phone is 573-9223. /
Field Experience Courses
Due to tremendous interest shown during the Winter quarter, the Department of Chicano Studies of Metropolitan State College will continue the field experience (internships) classes during the Spring and Summer quarter.
College credit from three to nine hours may be earned upon completion of the work assigned. The student works a certain number of hours in a Chicano organization program, agency or activity and gains practical experience in his field of interest. In addition to earning college credit, the student is of service to his community and acquires needed skills to successfully adapt to his new job when he graduates.
During the Winter quarter approximately thirty-five students were enrolled in these classes which were offered on an experimental basis. A one hour seminar per week is required from those students who ddnt have a conflict or they must report weekly to their supervisor to discuss problems they may encounter in their work
Many favorable comments have been received from employers. These classes will' continue as long as there are students to participate in these types of classes. The students are supervised by the full-time faculty which includes Mr. Aguirre.
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Your Legal Rights
When you dial the phone for the Westside Action Center, on the other line you will hear the cheerful voice of Mr. Joseph E. Gonzales, the receptionist and a community worker for the West-side Action Center.
Mr. Gonzales has a handicap, he is blind but this has not stopped his committmeht on his involvement in the Westside.
Mr. Gonzales was born in Del Norte. Colorado and has lived in the Westside since 1929. He attended the Elementary School Franklin, which is no longer standing, and also Central which is now Greenlee Elementary.
He then became a door to door salesman and became closely acquainted with the residents of the Westside. He was married to Miss Lillian Marie Sanchez for 14 years. She is now deceased.
Mr. Gonzales involvement began in 1956 with the Democratic party. He assisted Mr. George Cavander in his election for mayor, and worked with Jim Leach who was Democratic chairman in 1968.
Mr. Gonzales resides at 131 West 2nd Avenue. He got involved in the Colorado Rehab program for the blind and went through the evaluation program. In the process he got acquainted with the Westside Action Center. He has heard about the Action Center and supported their ideals and goals. He asked Mr. Craig Hart, the director of the center if
Parents We Need You
How can you as parents influence your childs performance in school ? How can you help your childs attendance record? TO FIND OUT!!! Join the GREENLEE SCHOOL PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL, a group of parents whose children are presently enrolled in a Federally Funded Program at Greenlee School. The parents will meet on Tuesday, February 20.1973, at 1:00 p.m. in the school lunchroom.
For more information contact Guadalupe Montoya at 255-5630 or Chris DeLeon and Hope Wsquibel at 222-3531.
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Auraria Community Center
Joseph Gonzales involveded community resident.
there was some type of work he could be Assistance to. So they placed him as the receptionist, but Mr. Gonzales involvement does not end there.
During Christmas he helped in getting funds for the Christmas baskets. Through some of the car dealers he had connection with he also helped receive a donation of pastry from Dolly Madison.
Mr. Gonzales also had over 30 Christmas trees donated to the Action Center from the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Gonzales involvement has been a long and appreciated one. In his own words, My commitment and involvement in the Westside has been from the involvement ideals and goals of the Westside Action Center.
St. Josephs Sponsors Annual Spring Festival
St. Josephs grade school P.T.A. is having their annual 1973 Spring Festival to be held on March 10 and 11.
Starting Saturday at 6:00, a Marache Mass will be held and the festival will last up to 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday the festival will start after the 12:00 mass to 10:00 p.m.
. The grand prize is $500.00,
second prize Is $150.00. and third prize is $50.00. Chances are being sold by the grade school children for $ .25 a chance or five chances for a $1.00.
All proceeds will go to upkeep of the grade school and to buy necessary material for the students. For more information call St. Josephs Parish at 534-4408.
Adolph Gomez, Director of Auraria Community Center, would like to notify Westside residents that the Denver Public Library has films about Mexican history. Anyone interested in viewing such films should contact Adolph at 534-7614. Also he will gladly offer his assistance in furnishing any type of information you may need, such as awareness of consumer buying.
Adolph needs some sort of response from the community in order to furnish you with solutions to your problems. Remember, Adolph can only know what your desires are from you, so why not call and tell him.
Auraria is here to serve the community and you can assist us by calling and letting us know of your needs.
The Peanuts. Raggedy Ann, and Auraria Head Start Centers are sponsoring cooking classes for Head Start parents. All
Tutoring Program At Greenlee
Several tutoring programs have helped to individualize instruction for children at Greenlee School. While each program has its own goals and uses different techniques, they all share one thing in commona genuine interest in children.
classes are on Wednesday from 1:00 till 3:00 Auraria and Peanuts hold classes at Auraria Community Center and Raggedy Ann holds classes in the homes of different parents.
The Raggedy Ann Head Start Center is presently enrolling Head Start children between the ages of three and five. The Center is located at 215 West 5th Avenue.
On March 1st and 2nd all Head Start Center staff and kindergarten teachers in the Westside area will hold a two day child development workshop. The guest speaker will be Carlos Cuaron whose presentation will be Continuity from Prekindergarten to Kindergarten.
March 30th and 31st the Peanuts Head Start staff, along with the Denver General Developmental and Evaluation Center will make a presentation on Modification of Behavior at the Colorado Association for children with learning disabilities.
The entire Auraria staff would like to express a warm welcome to Lenore Nieto and Mary Lucero, both ladies are present parents of Head Start children and havq been hired as teacher assistants in the Auraria Center.
Applications are now being accepted at 430 West 9th Avenue for the position of Head Start driver. For more information call 534-8573.
Organization Aids Spanish Speaking
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New Program Schedule 5 English Movies: Thurs. and Fridays Open 6 p.m. Mexican Movies: Sat. and Sundays Open 4:30 p.m. J Matinee: On Sundays Only
Movie Schedule for March
English Showtime 6:30 p.m. Mexican Showtime 5 p.m.
March 1 and 2 Viva Max and Hells Angels March 3 and 4 "El Robo de las Momias de Guanojuato," y Los Alegres Aguilares
March 8 and 9 Secret of Santa Victoria with Anthony Quinn March 10 and 11 (Three Features) "Eldia de las Madres", "El Corrido de El Hijo Desobediente" y "Â£l Ultimo Rebelde" (Juanquin Murrieta)
March 15 and 16 Buck and the Preacher and Bless the Beasts and Children March 17 and 18 "Santo y El Aquila Real" y "Rosas Blanca Para Mi Hermano Negro"
March 22 and 23 The Committee and God Forgives March 24 and 25 "El Pecado de Adam y Eva" y "El Quelite" Children admitted with adults only
March 29 and 30 Dollars and Cisco Pike March 31 and April 1 "Buscando una Sonrisa" y "La Gran ~ Aventura"
Dr. Marion Philippus. director, said the agency was established under a grant from the National Institute of Health. Through counseling, the staff hopes to ease the anxieties and depression which threaten the mental health of transplanted Chicanos who find themselves unable to cope with city life. Â§
Dr. Philippus noted that the Spanish-speaking population in Denver has grown from 10 per cent in 1960 to 17 per ceqt in 1970, and emotional problems have increased at a similar rate.
Basic philosophy of the group is to offer mental health and social services to individuals before the need becomes acute, a sort of preventive treatment. Mental health is a traditional
He continued: These people
obvious barrier, and their, poverty worsens. Their mental health deteriorates as the problems increase, cultural shock, you might call it. These are the people we want to help.
Services for emotional problems. marital, school, and family problems are provided at the center as well as psychological testing in Spanish or English, and guidance by vocational counselors. Drug and alcohol-related problems arent dealt with, as there are other agencies for that purpose.
All ages may be helped, and all services are free.
Dr. Philippus said the office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and appointments arent necessary. Home visits also are made. The telephone number is 458-5851.
Board members include Paul Martinez, Chairman, Eloy Madrid, Vice-chairman, Mary Ann Espinosa, Secretary Treasurer, and board members are Mrs. Lucy Carrosco, Mrs. Mary Fresquez, Mrs. Beatrice Martinez, Mrs. Theresa Ortiz, Mrs. Norma Clark, and Mrs. Lila Pacheco.
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Tijerina Speaks At Auraria
Reies Lopez Tijerina was the guest speaker at Auraria Community Center located at 1212 Mariposa, Friday February 9th, at a luncheon from 11:30 till 2:00 and again that same evening at a dinner from 5:30 till 8:00. Residents of West Denver prepared a Mexican dinner that sold for $2.00 per individual.
Adolph Gomez, Executive Director of the Center stated that all of the proceeds from the dinner will be used for renovation of the building and for childrens programming.
Mexican folk dancing was provided by the Chicano Studies Department of Metro State College under the direction of Larry Trujillo. A folk dancing group sponsored by the Westside Coalition and the Model Cities Cultural Workshop also performed under the direction of Miss Valerie Mares and Mrs. Susan Moya.
Tijerina was in Denver for three days speaking to University students and community groups about his upcoming Brotherhood Awareness Conference to be held in Alberquerque, New Mexico, February 7 and 8.
Speaking totally in Spanish at the evening dinner he asked those in attendance to explore the possibilities of brotherhood. Culture awareness has been good and is needed, but too often it has led only to hatred for those of another race, he said. Tijerina pointed out that responsible
leadership is interested in all people, and that cultural awareness brings with it the joint responsibility of the brotherhood of man. We are all brothers under the skin, he said, and we must join together or surely we will perish separately.
Tijerina has not always preached non-violence, and he did not rule out violence as the only alternative in some instances. He stated that this new approach in seeking social justice should not be interpreted as selling out the Chicano movement. The concept of brotherhood awareness came to me in prison, while serving 725 days in jail for my activities in land reform in New Mexico, he said. Tijerina related that his stay in prison had taught him more about life and mans potential than any university ever could have.
Reies Tijerina, founder of the Alianza de Pueblos Libres (Alliance of Free Pueblos) in 1963, has been a leading advocate of land reform which calls for the return of communal land taken from citizens of Mexican descent following the Mexican War and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, a treaty which guaranteed recognition of land grant claims made by this countries first settlers, those of Indio-Hispano background.
Tijerinas efforts received national attention on June 5, 1967, when he and a band of followers
Reies Lopez Tijerina attempted a citizens arrest of a District Attorney in the small New Mexico town of Tierra Amarilla. A shoot-out ensued and two deputies were wounded. A massive manhunt followed with hellicopters, two tanks, 200 State Troopers and about 400 members of the National Guard. Tijena was captured and charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, and other crimes. In December of 1968, conducting his own defense, he won acquittal. However, he was retried on charges stemming from the courthouse raid and sentenced to concurrent jail terms of one-to-five and two-to-ten years.
Today he is out on parole having served two years in jail for a
Mexican Folkloric Dancing
Folkloric dancers left to right are Lupe Carlos, Edwin Bustamante, Anthony Duran, Rosemary Quintana, and Andrew Romero.
The Mexican Folkloric Dance Program co-sponsored by the Westside Coalition and the Denver Model Cities Cultural Workshop performed recently at the Auraria Community Center, Friday, February 9th, for a crowd estimated at 250, and again Sunday, February 18th at St. Joes gym for 100 residents of West Denver.
The youths, both boys and girls, range in age from eight to twelve and perform the following dances: Jarabe Tapatio. Las Chi-apanecas. La Varsaviana and La Negra. The insturctors. Miss Valerie Mares and Mrs. Susan Moya, stated that more than 40 youths are enrolled in the program. There are a few openings
for boys left however, and any boy between the age of eight to twelve that are interested should contact the instructors at 623-0737 or 825-8587.
Folkloric dancers left to right are Lupe Carlos. Edwina Bustamante. Anthony Duran. Rosemary Quintana, and Andrew Romero.
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The Career Service Authority is initiating a Police Cadet Program with starting salary of $429.00 per month, plus full tuition in Law Enforcement and Criminology courses at Metropolitan State College.
Cadets are employed a 40-hour week, including a maximum of 16 hours spent in course work at Metro during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters and 24 hours in work assignment at the Police Department. If fewer hours are spent at Metro, more hours are spent on work assignments. During the Summer Quarter, cadets work a full 40-hour week in the Police Department, As the program progresses, cadets rotate and work in different bureaus. They wear their own distinctive uniforms and receive regular Career Service Authority appointments and benefits.
TO qualify, you must:
* be high school SENIORS or graduates;
* be under 20 years of age at time of appointment (minimum age: 16);
* be a least 5 ft. 6 in. in height with weight according to standards for Patrolman:
* be at least 5 ft. 3 in. in height with weight according to standards for Policewoman:
* have a valid Colorado drivers license at time of appointment;
* pass basic qualification tests (written, application review, and oral board);
* pass a rigid physical examination (frequent dis-
qualifying conditions: impaired hearing, uncorrected vision poorer than 20/100 in either eye, major joint surgery, history of asthma, diabetes, ulcers, or mental disorders);
* pass a thorough background investigation (police and driving records, references and a polygraph examination).
Cadets may remain in the program until they are 21 years of age, provided a satisfactory academic average is maintained and the required standards of performance on the job are met. Cadets will be placed on a special eligible list for Patrolmen/Police-women by the Denver Civil Service Comn^ission within thirty (30) days before their 21st birthday. After graduation from the Police Academy and completion of the first years probationary period as a recruit, additional college courses can be taken with 100% tuition paid by the Federal Government. Command officers of the future will come from Police Cadets professionally trained in law enforcement administration.
For further information on recruitment, contact:
Room 400 -1445 Cleveland PI.
Denver, Colorado 80202
or call 297-5838 to have your qualifications checked and a test notification card made.
Deadline for applications is March 9,1973.
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The American Medical Association. National Safety Council, and Colorado State Patrol say that thousands of lives are lost each year because people are thrown against windshields or out of car doors by the impact of crashes. Your chances of being killed in an accident are five times greater if you are thrown from the vehicle. A seat belt will help keep you in the car. Why dont you try seat belts, too? Not only can they save your life but they make driving less tiring, more comfortable.
7 new ways to feed your Kitty from your car!
Open at lastanother Time-Saver to make banking here even faster and esierl Our new drive-thru is second to none in convenience. Take a test-drive this month for a personal demonstration and a few candy treats for all! Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
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For half their lunch period pvery day, R.O.T.C. girls faithfully practice for their drill team. Their goal is to win a trophy for Baker. Girls pictured here are left to right (first row) Ann Valencia, Kathy Martinez,
Nannette Rios, (second row) Velma Cruz, Carolyn Gray, and Cindy Galindo. Seen in the back rows are Yvonne Braxton, Sharon Shans, Gwen Ferrell, Gwen Columbus and Brenda Bartl&tt.
Fourteen Baker students obtained a straight A average (4.0) for their first semester grades. The students pictures are left to right (back row) Bill Rogers, Lourdes Delmendo, Andreina Valencia, Nanette Rios.
Design For Living
In the front row are Mary (Becky) Johnson, Debra Dehart, Theresa Quinones, Louis Feher. Those not pictured are: Anthony Gamma, Larry Armenia, Mitchell J. Gomez, Daniel Hrabe, Elizabeth Martinez, Earl Vigil.
The YWCA of Metropolitan Denvers program for widows only Design for Living is
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encouraging widows in the metropolitan area to join the group for any of its upcoming programs in February and March.
Design for Living" was created to meet those special needs that widows face as women alone and single parents in todays society. The group meets twice monthly, one a discussion meeting covering some aspect of widowhood, the other a social
occasion, either for the widows themselves or for the widows and their families.
February 16. the entire group will form a theatre party to see the hit thriller Sleuth at the Denver Auditorium Theatre. A discussion led by Dr. Les Avery on Transactional Analysis entitled Whos O.K.You or Me? will be held at a coffee and dessert at the YWCA building. Tuesday. March 6, 7:30 p.m.
News from Baker
The Denver Rockets Professional Basketball Team management has invited the Baker Junior High School Trail-blazer band to perform at one of their regular games, and has made tickets to this game available for the band to sell at a profit of one dollar each. Band Director, Don Novy, accepted the invitation to provide an opportunity for our boys and girls to perform at a professional basketball game at the Denver Arena, and at the same time raise funds for new uniforms through the sale of tickets to their game. Their goal is to sell 100 $3.00 tickets to the March 7th (Wednesday evening) game with the. Dallas Chapparalls, where the band will play before the game, during time-outs and at half-time.
Funds raised from Bakers ticket sales for this game will be used to provide additional new uniforms and equipment for the band.
If you would like to see the game, hear Bakers band, and at the same time contribute to their new uniforms, tickets may be ordered by calling the school office. 222-9718, or your contribution to the Band Fund may be mailed to Baker Junior High School. 574 West Sixth Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80204.
Servicious de La Raza Opens Offices Here
Servicious de La Raza, an unusual organization that proposed to improve the lives of hundreds of Spanish-speaking people has opened an office in north Denver, although many of the persons it will serve come from other parts of the city.
The agency has offices at 1408 W. 38th Ave., a location easily reached from any of the known centers of Spanish population in Denver.
Aside from the obvious benefits of offering mental health and social services, a feature of the center is the fact that all 11 members of the staff are bilingual.
March 24, the group will gather at Merchants Park Bowling at 621 South Broadway for an afternoon of family recreation beginning
Design for Living" extends an invitation to widows looking for others with common interests and concerns to join them at any time. Call the YWCA for information about reservation for the theatre party and other Design for Living activities, at 825-7141.
Ernie De Herrera
860 Santa Fe Drive
FIRST MENN0NITE CHURCH
Our Best Wishes to Ms. Barbara Vigil New Director at La Raza Headstart
430 West Ninth Avenue
Pastor: Kermit Derstine Community Minister: Brice Balmer
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WHEN: MARCH 2, 1973 TIME: 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
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Mrs. Chris DeLeon, Elmwood Community Aide, Mrs. Betty Lou Esquibel, member of the committee, Mrs. Norma Sanchez, Chairman, and Mrs. Felicidad Martinez, member.
Mrs. Joseph Marquez, secretary, Mrs. Norma Sanchez, Chairman, Mrs. Carolyn Sanchez, Vice Chairman. Mrs. Bonnie Arroya social chairman was not present when the picture was taken.
Fiesta Cultural Mexicana Presentss Show
Felicita. (Betty) Sanchez, a Metro student and long time resident in the westside is currently doing her student teaching at Fairmont under the supervision of Mrs. Lynch in 2nd and 3rd grade.
Also assisting Mrs. Lynch is Ronald English another Metro student who serves as a tutor and who may also student teach at a later time.
Some of our younger students are involved in the Boxing program at St. Josephs. Among our best representatives is Steven Gonzalez.
The fourth grade classes of Mr. Richardson and Mrs. LeDoux are currently participating in the Cultural Arts and Understanding Program of the Denver Public Schools. For half-a-day each day during a 3 week period the classes meet at the Cultural Arts Center with three other fourth grade classes from throughout the city. During the session the children are instructed by specialists in the areas of Art, Dance, Drama, and Music. Special attention is given to the cultures of Mexico, Africa and Japan.
Escuela Del Pueblo
Parents at Escueladel Pueblo School (Elmwood) have recently formed an advisory committee which will concern itself with all aspects of the curriculum, instruction, special programs, including Federal Programs (Title I, Title III, and Title VII). goals and objectives of the school, and, achievement of pupils. This group of parents will give priority during its first few months to making preparations /or acquainting parents with the kind of instruction which will be going on in the new Del Pueblo Elementary School scheduled to open September 1973.
The committee will plan parent meetings to solicit ideas from the community and to get reactions to present plans. The involvement of parents will be sought through these meetings and through a variety of social activities as well. A very successful pot luck supper was held January 23. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Members of the committee are:
Mrs. Norma Sanchez, Chairman: Mrs. Carolyn Sanchez, Vice Chairman; Mrs. Joseph Marquez, Secretary;
Mrs. Bonnie Arroya, Social i Chairman.
The Early Childhood Education is a new program offered at Fairmont this year. Children may enroll in the program if they were four years old before last September 15th and will be going into Kindergarten next fall.
The classes are deliberately kept small with a limit of 15 children in each class. The classes are two and one half long, four days a week. Children have a well planned curriculum with special attention to beginning language and arithmetic. They have art and music experiences, field trips class parties, plus they enjoy a nutritious snack daily.
We have a few vacancies for this second semester. If you have any four year olds who just cant wait to come to school, please call the school office (266-1957) for more information.
We hope that all interested people in our community take the opportunity of visiting with us. This program is in action every day except Monday.
The fifth grade class in Miss Phillips room is doing some Spanish plays. The plays are Blance Nieve and Caperucita Roxa. They are also studying a unit on Mythology which all the boys and girls think is a lot of fun.
Through ESEA Title VII funds which sponsor the bilingual-bicultural program at Elmwood School, all pupils and parents had a rare opportunity to see the spectacular show entitled Fiesta Cultural Mexicana featuring the Mariachi Guadalajara and a group of local dancers. The program took place at West High School Thursday evening February .22, at 8:00 p.m.
The cultural program was offered to give children and their parents the opportunity to hear some of the great musical artists of Mexico. As many as fifty pupils at Elmwood are either studying the guitar or dancing
PAL To Sponsor Circus
Pat Anthony, Americas greatest wild animal trainer, will perform with the largest mixed group of his career17 lions and tigers in one cageas a feature attraction of the all-new 1973 Miller-The Denver Police Athletic League will present the Miller-Johnson Circusan International Aggregation of World Famous Stars on March 31 through April 2.1973.
Proceeds from the circus will be used'by the Denver Athletic
Only a part of this group is shown in the picture above. Appearing with Mr. Anthony will be a plethora of world-famous circus stars coming from all over the world for
League, as in the past, to finance the league's team activities involving thousands of youngsters from the Target areas of the Denver community.
Advance ticket sales are being handled by telephone. All donations made toward purchase of tickets are tax deductible.
this current tour of Miller-Johnson. The circus appears more than 40 weeks each year in benefit performances for law enforcement agencies throughout America.
The P.A.L. reflects the prevention of juvenile delinquency in its ideal form and public financial support of its program will assure the continuance of these activities.
For iinformation on the circus call the P.A.L. office297-2378.
themselves. They watched with great interest the dancers performing Thursday evening under the direction of Augustin del Razo as well as the musicians of the Mariachi Guadalajara.
Boxing For Boys
Ronnie and Roy Mayes are teaching boxing to boys at Denver Boys Club. These West-side boys are from seven to fifteen years old. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings the boxers practice and there are matches on Saturday evening.
Presently there are forty participants but more fellows (7-15 years old) can join the club. There are trophies given to the winners at matches when the Boys Club team competes with the seven other teams in their league.
On February 17th, this boxing club had seven city champions at the tournament at the Rudy Center. The city champions were Ernie Vigil, Willie Hubbard, Bobby Garcia, Mike Valencia, Joe Tapia, Alphonso Barela, and Ronnie Casados. St. Josephs Catholic Church, Auraria Community Center and Lincoln Park also have teams which participate in this league.
Ronnie Mayes works as a community aid at Del Pueblo Elementary School (Elmwood) and Roy Mayes works with the Denver Water Department. These two volunteers are serving the West-side community in a very meaningful and important way.
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If you need an outlet to sell your Jewelery, Painting, Leather, crotcheting etc. Call Cooperativa Tlaquepaque LOCATED: 858 Santa Fe AT: 893-7619
LAS VALENTINAS FUND RAISING DANCE
Knights of Pythias Hall 3220 Federal Blvd.
Denver, Colorado (1 complimentary drink per ticket)
Friday, March 9, 1973 8:00 p.m. 12:OOp.m.
$2.00 per person
DISTRICT HEALTH HEWS
Casita Esperanza Crochet classes have started again at Casita Esperanza every Wednesday, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Instructions, materials, babysitting and refreshments are provided. Hope to see you soon!
Maternity classes have started every Tuesday at 1:30 pm. Topics for the classes will be Family Planning, food supplements, sibling rivalry, baby care, etc. For more information, call 534-0657.
Mariposa There are plans to paint the station and replace carpeting in order to better accommodate patients.
Dr. Gene Uphoff returns with new ideas to improve our health care after 4 months leave.
West Side Health Center Free movies are shown every Monday at 1:00 pm and Friday at 9:00 am in the Maternity Clinic. The movies deal with every aspect of pregnancy and family planning. For more information call 292-9690, extension 251.
The Sun Valley Las Casitas Action Committee is composed of residents and agency personnel representing area schools, housing, police, welfare, recreation center, health center, Head Start and others. This committee has been responsible for many new programs in the Sun Valley Las Casitas area, including the present employment of 90 area youth.
We on the committee feel with input from residents, the committee can work most effectively. All interested residents are invited to attend the meetings, held every Monday at 12 NOON at the Sun Valley Community Church, 1230 Decatur.
The staff of Quigg Newton with Jill Meyer, committee chairman, held a successful community open house on December 27, 1972. Punch and cookies were served to 125 persons with the children receiving toys. The highlight of the day was the pinata, donated by Toni Alvarado and Jessie Guzman.
Westwood Obtains Grant
A $300,000 grant from the neighborhood facilities section of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been approved for construction of a neighborhood center in the Westwood area. An additional $239,000 in Denver Model Cities supplemental funds will go to the project, according to Robert Matuschek, HUD assistant regional administrator, for community development. Model Cities will carry out the project which is located in one of its areas.
The center will replace present facilities of the Southwest Community Center, 1000 Lowell Blvd. Construction of the center is expected to start early next year and be comple-
ted within a year. The new facility will include a community center to serve teenagers, senior citizens and others. This center will provide social services, legal aid and food stamp assistance. Also included in the facility will be a Health Station which is now being operated by the Department of Health & Hospitals at the Westwood Homes public housing development. A day-care center is also planned in the new building.
Further development of a community park with recreational facilities will be constructed across from the center. Plans call for development of a community park with recreational facilities near the center.
HOW IS YOUR HEALTH VOCABULARY?
1. Antibiotic a substance which has the power to slow the multiplication of, or to destroy, other organisms, especially bacteria.
2. Influenza an acute, contagious virus disease characterized by fever, exhaustion, pain in head and back, and respiratory and stomach problems. Antibiotics are of no help against viruses, but are sometimes used to fight complications of flu.
3. English Flu the type of influenza common this year. Symptoms are 3-7 days of fever, cough, sore throat, vomiting and diarrhea. Aspirin, fluids and bed rest are used to treat the English Flu.
The Westside Health District Newsletter is published monthly for the patients, staff, and conmunity of the Westside health facilities by the Westside Neighborhood Health Center (990 Federal Blvd., 292-9690) of the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals.
HOW IN THE HEALTH ARE YOU?
Colds and strep infections are common this time of the year. Anyone can get any type of "strep" infection, but they are most common in children between 5 and 10 years of age. They are usually characterized by fever, sore throat, swollen neck glands and ab-dominal pain. It is important that you take care of your strep infection to prevent further complications such as pneumonia and ear infections.
Here are some suggestions that you can follow if you have been to one of the Westside clinics for a throat culture.
If your throat culture is positive, meaning you have strep infection:
1. A staff member will contact you by phone and tell you if sufficient medication had been given. If not, you will need to come to the clinic im-ediately. If you don't have a phone, please contact the clinic after 10 am the following day.
2. Everyone you live with also needs to have a throat culture in 3 days if they are feeling well; immediately if they are sick.
If your test result is negat meaning you do not have fecti on:
1. You should not need further treatment for the sore throat unless other symptoms develop.
2. If you still are not feeling well after a few days, please call and talk to your doctor or a nurse.
Strep infections are spread by direct contact with persons who have the illness, persons who carry the germs or pets. While strep infections cannot always be prevented, they should definitely be treated properly and quickly.
When Drugs Are Not Useful
Unlike the last article, which discussed the USE of drugs in treating physical and emotional problems, this article will discuss the ABUSE of drugs.
Unfortunately, abuses of drugs are so many that we can only mention several abuses that are widespread today. Ironically, the very drugs that physicians prescribe to help people are included in the drugs that harm people. The following are examples of helpful drugs that can be harmful.
Pain Killers medication such as aspirin accounts for a large part of the poisonings of small children reported to the Denver Poison Control Center. Why is this so? Children can assimilate only a certain amount of the active ingredients in pain killers without affecting the normal functions of the nervous system and breathing. Since small children are very curious, pills may look like candy to them and the temptation to swallow them is very great. Fortunately, a new device LOCK TOP CAPS -has been developed to protect young children from swallowing medicines and other harmful household substances. Use of these devices coupled with storing all possibly harmful substances out of children's reach is strongly urged.
Amphetamines and Barbiturates amphetamines (stimulants) and barbitu-rates (depressants) are widely used by young persons, and older persons, both to pep them up and to slow them down. Pep pills, which include "speed", serve to drive people beyond their normal wakeful1 ness and alertness and rob the body and mind of
needed rest. Since the pep pill abuser gradually wears himself out by over-working his body and mind, his health may be seriously damaged. On the other hand, persons who are tense and anxious, or who are unable to sleep, depend on depressants (Nembutal, Seconal, or phenobarbital). Certain tranquilizers such as Mil-town, Equanil and Librium are also used for these reasons. These medically useful drugs are abused more and more by teenagers who find them in medicine cabinets or obtain them from illegal sources. Death may result either from overdose or sudden withdrawal. Death can also occur when a number of barbiturate capsules are swallowed by someone intoxicated with alcohol. Even if death does not result, sedative use can lead to a dependence that may be as difficult to treat as narcotic.addiction.
In addition to prescribed drugs of abuse, a number of drugs have not been legalized because they are harmful and have no generally recognized medical use. The following are examples of harmful drugs that have no legitimate uses.
Hallucinogens LSD and mescaline are widely known hallucinogens. As safe and effective use of these drugs has not been found, present laws prohibit their manufacture, distribution and possession. Since this use is illegal, controls on manufacture do not exist. Thus, quality, quantity and purity are always in doubt. Hallu-
cinogen use appears to change the experiences of sight, smell, sound and feeling. A user may simply "lose touch" with his surroundings and with himself. Effects can be especially serious to young persons due to the emotional and mood changes experienced as a part of growing up. Therefore young persons have their hands full coping with these normal changes. It is understandable that deep depression or even suicide has resulted with young users of these drugs.
Narcotics increasingly, heroin is considered to be the principal narcotic used today. In comparison with alcohol, which is thought to have some useful effects, heroin seems to bring only harm to the user and his family. As the heroin addict feels little hunger and must hustle for money to buy the drug, he becomes malnourished, physically tired and often diseased. The injection of contaminated material and use of unste-rile syringes and needles may cause hepatitis and blood infections that may settle in the brain and heart or spread throughout the body. Perhaps the points to be made are:
1. That heroin use, as with certain other drug abuses, can lead to psychological and physical addiction that is very difficult to treat.
2. That the only sure way to avoid this addiction is NOT to start using the drug in the first place.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR HELP WITH A DRUG PROBLEM, CALL 573-6666.
Cuando Las Drogas No Son Utiles
Desemejante al ultimo articulo, que discutio el USO util de drogas en el tratamiento de problemas fisicas y emocionales, este articulo tratara de discutir el AÂ§US0 de drogas.
Disafortunadamente, abusos de drogas son tantos que podremos mencionar so-lamente los abusos que hoy dia son mas extensos. Ironicamente las mis-mas dorgas que los medicos recetan para ayudo de la gente son incluidas en las drogas que hacen dano ala gente. Las siguientes son ejemplos de drogas beneficiales que pueden ser danosas.
Mata Dolor medicaciones tal como asperina cuentan con la grande parte del envenenamiento de nir.ds y jovenes reportados al centro de control de envenenamento en Denver. Por que es esto? Ninos pueden asimilar sola-mente una cierta cantidad de las in-grediente activos en medicinas para matar dolor sin afectar las funci ones normales del sistema nervioso y la aspiracion y como muchas pildoras y pastil!as parecen dulces la tentacion de tragarlos es muy grande. Afortun-adamente, un invento r.uevo TAPAS CON CERRADURA ha sido desarrollado para la protecion de nines en qwar-los de tragar medicinas y otras sub-stanclas danosas fuera del alcanzo de ninos se urge fuertemente.
Anfetaminas y Barbituratos anfe-taminas (estimulantes) y barbituratos (deprimidores) son usados ampleamente por jovenes, y personas de mas edad, tanto como para darles entusiasmo y como para inducir el estado de somno-lencia. Pildoras de energia que in-clujen anfetaminas sirven para con-ducir a los que las abusan fuera de su actividad y despiertc normal y le
roban al cuerpo y a la mente de des-canso necesitadop, Puesto que el que abusa la pildora de energia gradual-mente se gasto en el mal uso de su cuerpo y mente y su salud puede ser seriamente danada. De otra manera, personas que estan tirantez y an-ciosos, o que tienen dificultad en dormir, depender en deprimidores tal como (Nembutal, Seconal, o fenobar-butal) ciertos tranquilizantes tal como Miltown, Equanil, Librium son usados por las mismas razones. Estas drogas que son medicamente utiles son abusadas mas y mas por quincaneros que las hall an en tocadores de med-ecina en casa o las obtienen de ori-gen ilegales. MUerte puede resultar por cualquiera, el sobredosis o re-.tirada repentina. Muerte tambien .puede ocurrir, cuando se tragan var-ias pildoras barbituratos por alguien embriagado con alcohol. Mas que no resulta la muerte, el uso de sed-ativos puede llegar a dependencia, que pueden ser dificultosa para tratar como adicion narcotica.
En adicion a las drogas prescribidas que se abusan, hay un numero que no han si do legalizadas porque son danosas y no tienen ningun uso medicinal que sea generalmente recono-cido. Las sequientes son ejemplos de drogas danosas que tienen ningun uso legitimo.
Halucinogenes LSD y mescal in se conocen ampleamente como halucinogenes. Como todavia no se hall a uso safo y efectivo para estas drogas, las leyes presentes prohiben su man-ufactura, distribucion y posesion.
Pues que su uso es ilegal, no ex-isten contrales sobre manufactura.
Asi, calidad, cantidad y pureza
siempre estan en duda. El uso de halucinogenes parecen cambiar ex-peri encias de vista, olefactura so-nido y sentido. El usador puede "perder contacto" con su ambiente -y con si mismo. Las efectos pueden ser especialmente serios en el caso de jovenes, debido a las cambias de humor y emocion que se experiencian en crecer y cambio de edad. Por lo tanto jovenes tienen mas pena que lo que necesitan para lidiar con estos cambios normal. Es comprensible que muchos jovenes que han usado esta droga a resultido en depresion ex-cesivo y tambien suicidas.
Narcoticos crecentemiente, heroina es considerado ser el narcotico principal en uso hoy. En comparacion con alcohol, que se cree tener algunos efectos utiles, la heroina parece traer solamente dano al que la usa y a su familia. Como el adicto de heroina siente poco hambre y debe bul-lir por dinero para comprar la droga, presto esta malnutricionado, fisica-mente cansado y a menudo enfermo. La injecion de material contamunado y uso de jeringas y agujas no esteriles pueden causar hepatitis y infeciones de la sangre que pueden colocarse en el celebro, el corazon o extenderse por todo el cuerpo. Zuiza los puntos que se deben hacer son los siguientes:
1. Que el uso de heronina, tal como ciertas otras drogas que se abusan pueden llegar a adicion fisica y psicologica que es muy dificultosa para tratar.
2. Que el unico modo seguro para evitar esta adicion es NO enfezar a usar la droga en primer lugar.
PARA MAS INFORMACION 0 AYUDA CON UNA PROBLEMA DE DROGAS, LLAME POR TELEFONO 573-6666.
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West High News
Cooperative Occupation Hosts Dinner
The West High School Athletic Coaching Staff is planning to visit the Junior High Schools in the area for the purpose of reviewing the athletic program. Schools to be visited are Baker Jr. High, Lake Jr. High, Rishel Jr. High. Byers Jr. High, and Morey Jr. High Schools. The Staff will also make stops at St. Josephs and St. Francis High Schools in view of the closing of the two local high schools. Informational materials and personal contact will also be made at Platte Valley Action Center, West Side Action Center, Auraria Center and Southwest Action Center. In addition, Rude Park Recreation Center,
Barnum Recreation Center, and the Boys Clubs located at W. 8th Ave, W. Kentucky, and 16th & Irving Street will be on the visitation list in attempts to reach youth both boys and girls interested in a worthwhile athletic program.
West High School Athletics offer programs in the following sports: FALL football, cross country, tennis and golf.
WINTER basketball, wrestling, and swimming. SPRING baseball, boys track and field, girls track, and boys and girls gymnastics. Competition ranges from the Varsity level, Junior Varsity level and Sophomore level in which schedules and records provide opportunity for all levels of ability to compete.
The Cohches are enthusiastic and look foreward to additional athletes to provide wholesome and purposeful experiences on the athletic field. For additional information relating to the Athletic Program at West High School, contact 222-3545.
WEST HIGH EMPLOYER APPRECIATION BANQUET
On Wednesday, February 14, the Cooperative Occupational Education students at West High School, together with the other nine high schools and five junior high schools in Denver, sponsored and hosted a banquet at Currigan Exhibition Hall. More than 2,500 attended the banquet which honored more than 600 Denver area firms who employ students in the cooperative training programs. Banquet guests included wives or husbands of honored employers, parents of the students, local, state, and national dignitaries. Dr. Kenneth McFarland, widely known guest lecturer for General Motors Corporation was the featured speaker at the banquet.
The cooperative occupational education and work experience program is a cooperative arrangement between business, industry, and the Denver Public Schools to provide practical training for students on the basis of half-day of school and half-day of work. The programs at West include Cooperative Work Experience, Distributive Education, Home Economics Occupations, and Office Education.
West High students should be congratulated on their participation and representation in the banquet program. Of the nine senior high and five junior high schools participating, five students were selected to participate in the program: West High School had two of those five participating. Miss Dolores Atencio, Office Education student, was mistress of ceremonies for this occasion-highest honor. Mr. Raymond Montez, Home Economics Occupation student, introduced the guest speaker. Mr. Pete Lopez, Home Economics Occupation student, was also among the guests seated at the head table. Mr. Lopez represented the national organization of Future Homemakers of America, HERO Branch as Presi-
dent of this national organization. DECA, FBLA, and VICA state presidents were the other youth organizations represented. These students represented West tremendously and should be congratulated for this performance and representation.
Noche Algre IV is now being planned by West High School for Friday. March 30. 1973. Noche Alegre will be held in the West High Lunchroom from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Activities for the night will include traditional music and dances by persons from'the Denver Metropolitan Mexican American Community. The delL cious food to be served will be prepared by West High Parents. Th$ menu will include Chili Verde, Frijoles, Arroz. Enchilada, Y un refresco. In the past this dinner has been a high point of the West High School year.
Tickets will be sold by students and parents. They will also be available at the door. Price is $1.50 and profits will be used to support PTSA and Student activities. All are welcome to attend..
West High Spring Sports season begins on March 1. Coaches are looking forward to a successful season and are encouraging- all students to contact them if they are interested-in participating. The coaches are listed below.
Baseball Ed Cordova, Fred Gallegos, Tony Roybal Track Howard Cordry. Steve Chavez
.Gymnastics David Brown. Bruce Evans Golf Lou Garramone Girls Track Marlene Pollock Girls Swimming Sue Stencel Any parent needing more information please contact West High School 222-3545.
Carnival in Rehearsal
Who: West High School-
What: Carnival All School Show Production
Where: 951 Elati Auditorium When: 8:00 p.m. April 5 & 6 How Much: $1.00
Can you ride a unicycle, perform as an aerialist, walk on stilts? Students from West High School are developing these talents in their preparation of the coming musical production of Carnival. The musical will be presented for the west side community April 5 and 6. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m., and tickets are $1.00. Come, join the students for an evening of fun and entertainment.
Mike Duran will portray Paul. The role of Lili will be played by Judy Malacara and Kim Hurst. Teirie Fedak is directing, Blodwen Roberts is in charge of choral direction, and orchestration is by Jerry Noonan.
Central Catholic High
Central Catholic High School or the former Cathedral High School are asking students who plan to attend the high school to enroll immediately because the cut-off point is to have 925 students. Students may apply for a grant-in-aid if they cannot meet the tuition rate of $350.00 per student.
For more information please contact Sister Kathleen at St. Josephs High School 534-2331 or forms may'be picked up at the school both at St. Joes High School or from the office of the present Cathedral High.
INNOVATIONS AT WEST HIGH
Having registered students into classes the college way for several semesters, West High will have a college type final testing period at the end of the current school year. College-type registration gives students more freedom in the choice of their classes and teachers, though counseling by teachers and counselors is still an integral phase of the procedure. The final activity or testing days will include final' testing of understandings and/or skills in a variety of ways utilizing written tests, skill performances, demonstrations, and the like.
Another innovation at West relates to study of use of tobacco, alcohol, and narcotics in Mr. Bob Ackers classes for sophomores. A variety of laboratory animals are used in demonstration of the deleterious effects of such usage. Student teams care for and experiment with their own animals over periods of weeks, noting changes in behavior and health as animals use such materials in their food.
More than 2,500 attended the first annual all Denver Employer Appreciation Banquet sponsored by Cooperative Occupational Education Students of Denvers nine public senior high schools and Cooperative Work Experience students in six of the junior high schools.
The banquet was held the evening of February 14th in Currigan Exhibition Hall. Each employer was the personal guest of the student or students whom he employs as on-the-job trainees. Employers wives and husbands, and parents were
Grade School News
Two students. Vincent Crespin of 941 Kalamath. son of Alberta Crespin and Noelle Choquette of 359 Bannock Street, daughter of Paul and Sonia Choquette. who are both eighth gradefs at St. Joes grade school received an award from the Denver Sertoma Club.
These two students were selected as the students who best personifies good citizenship at St. Josephs grade school.
guests of individual students. More than 600 Denver area firms employ Denver high schooj students under cooperative train-. ing programs.
Cooperative Occupational Education is a cooperative arrangement between business and .industries and the Denver Public Schools. It provides practical skill training for some 2,000 students, each of whom receives classroom instruction at his home high school for half of each school day, ancPspends the other half of the day in actual work experience.
One of Americas foremost public speakers, Dr. Kenneth McFarland of Topeka, Kansas addressed the banquet. Dr. McFarland, for many years a prominent school executive, has long supported occupational training for high school students. He disigned. and built the McFarland Trade School at Qoffeyville. Kansas, which was named in his honor.
Mistress of Ceremonies was Delores Atencio, an Office Education student at West High School. Tom Pacheco a Cooperative Work Experience student at Cole Junior High School, gave the invocation and lead the Pledge of Allegiance ceremony. Gregg Pooley. a Distributive Education student at George Washington | High School directed the simultaneous award- of certificates of appreciation to several hundred employers.
Special guests were introduced by Janet Fjeldheim. an Industrial Cooperative Education student at John F. Kennedy High School. Raymond Montez, a West High School student in Home Economics Occupations, introduced Dr. McFarland.
Ski Lessons Offered
The second series of ski lessons, conducted by the YWCA of Metropolitan Denver, will begin with an indoor lesson, Tuesday, February 13, 1973, at 7:30 p.m.. at the YWCA Building, 1545 Tremont Place in Downtown Denver. Registration for the classes in both downhill and cross country skiing is now under way.
The YWCA offers these classes in conjunction with the Geneva Basin Ski School The groups will travel to Geneva Basin, four Sundays, February 17, 24, March 3 and 10. Bus transportation from the YWCA is provided for $4.50 round trip. Cost for the series of lessons is $14.00 for members and $17.50 for non-members. This fee does not include lift tickets and equipment rental. Further information about the YWCA Ski School is available at the YWCA, 825-7141.
College Counseling At West
In terms of college counseling activities at West High, The Unviersity of Colorado, Boulder Educational Opportunity Program (E.O.P.). Colorado State Universitys Project GO, and University .of Northern Colorados Special Services programs were represented by Tom Trujillo, John Traylor, and Ben Trujillo, respectively. These representatives explained their college programs for minority and or financially disadvantaged students. Approximately 60 West High juniors and seniors were in attendance at this informative meeting February 15.1973.
Two students from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Volunteer Tutors Needed
There are some kids in Denver who need help, and they need it now. The kids are academic underachievers and the kind of help they need is adult tutoring.
Tbe Community Study Hall Program now provides 571 Denver school children with free tutoring in 28 locations, but some of these locations are in jeopardy because of a lack of tutors. If more concerned adults dont come forward soon, the Study Halls will have to close some of the neighborhood locations which now serve Denver school children.
Community Study Halls provide a place where pupils study and find companionship outside of regular school hours. Tutors generate an atmosphere of friendliness and worth by establishing a meaningful one-to-one relationship with a child.
Each volunteer tutor endorses the idea that individual attention, recognition, and assistance will overcome a childs apathy toward learning and replace it with an attitude of self-confidence and success. Tutors spend an hour and a half each
718 W. 3rd Ave.
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Andrew Salazar and Pete Romero, will be coming to West High on Tuesdays and Thursday to serve as counselor aides and assist Mr. Kilgore, college counselor, in contacting West High students in regard to college.
In a recent follow-up study regarding former West High students. it was round that approximately 480 West High graduates are now in attendance in college. Metropolitan Stale College with 156 former West students and University of Colorado with 139 students from West (Boulder and Denver Center combined) appeared to be most popular with the West students.
week with one child in a face-to-face learning situation. The only qualification for a tutor is a willingness to share with a youngster the satisfactions that come from the very act of learning. Twenty-eight community study halls are now in operation in the Denver area. They are located in neighborhood schools and churches in the Denver vicinity. Chances are good there is a Community Study Hall in your area.
For more information on the Community Study Hall Prograin and your chance to help a child, call 892-1008.
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FUN FOR ALL ST. JOSEPH SPRING FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 10, 1973
Mariachi Mass6 p.m.
Saturday March 10 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. |
RAFFLE: 500.00,150.00 and 50.00 dollars 5
Mexican food, games of chance, bingo
Page 8West Side RecorderFebruary, 1973
Senior Citizen Grocery
And Helping Service
All of our sympathy of residents of the Westside. These are belated notices. (This is why we should know our neighbors better.)
Frank Clarady, 69 years old, husband of Julia Clarady of 728 W. llth Ave., passed away October 24. 1972. Came to the Westside as a young man in 1931 and has lived at 728 West llth Ave.. since 1954. Had been in ill health for the past two years and is sadly missed by neighbors and friends of the Westside.
Juan Argullo, 66 years old of 707 West llth Ave.. burnt to death in his home December 20, 1972. Brother of Lalia Mayrol, Nich and Ralph Argullo. Lived in the Westside for twenty years and at 707 West llth Ave.. since 1970.
Frank Gleason, 60 years old of 1159 Inca Street, husband of Irene Gleason, father of Sharon, Sandra, Maureen, and Gloria (all married) was a resident of the Westside for 26 years. Cause of death was pneumonia and is sadly missed by neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Julia Hall left in December to visit her son in Neward. Ohio. She likes it so well she said she just might stay. She has many many friends in the Westside and she sold Watkins Products in the community for many years.
Melody Moseley (Dabrowski) and infant son, Stephen Joseph of 1114 Inca Street left February 14, 1973 to join her husband P.F.C. Stephen Moseley. He was transferred and stationed at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. D.C., will be gone a year. Wilma Dabrowski says she doesn't mind her daughter leaving but misses her grandson terribly.
The Westside Improvement Association held its regular board meeting February 6. 1973. We are trying to iron out some of the problems of the community. If you have any complaints, junk cars, trash, furniture, that needs to be taken care of call 244-9096. Also would like to have some volunteers to sit on the board of the Westside Improvement Association. You would have to represent your district you live in and be a member of the Westside Improvement Association. $1.00 per year per family.
Melba Hernandez is at St. Josephs Hospital in the coronary ward.
GED preparation classes are continuing at First Mennonite Church. Persons from the community may enter any class session. The classes are from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Maria Rodriguez is now the secretary for the La Raza Headstart Office at 830 Elati. She previously worked with MALDEF and a Chicano law firm. She lives in College View, where one of the three Headstart centers is located.
Doreen Irene Gonzales of 1220 West llth Avenue passed away on February 14. 1973. She was eight years old and a student at Greenlee Elementary School.
Doreen was the daughter of Onesimo and Edith Gonzales. She was the sister of Mary Ann. Onesimo Jr.. Annette, and Lisa Gonzales. Doreens grandparents are Jerry and Flora Cardona all of Denver. The staff would like to offer their condolence to the Gonzales family.
The Westside Recorder would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering their time to help distribute the January edition of the paper. Frank Cruz. Gilbert Gallegos. Vincent Cres-pin. Aldo Sanchez. Richard Castro. Waldo Bwnavidez. Pat Montano. Susie Moya. Danny Sandoval. Henry DeHerrera. Celina Garcia. Brice Balnier. Richard Valdez. Jerry Fransua. Frank, Potillo. Jim Trujillo, and David Romero.
The Police Storefront at 618 Santa Fe is setting up a Senior Citizen Grocery and Helping Service. This will be for the elderly people in Lincoln Projects Square Buildings who arent able to get around on thejr own. With this service, a representative from the Store Front will stop by to see you and pick up your list and money, then hell go to one of the larger supermarkets where prices are cheaper and purchase your desired products. Hell then, deliver your groceries and change. This service will be of no cost to you. We feel such a service will benefit the com-
On February 14th, Barbara Vigil became the new director of La Rasa Headstart centers. Her office will remain at 830 Elati Street. Larry Marquez, who will remain as a consultant to the program. has been hired as a content liason person with the Federation of the Rocky Mountain States. He will be working in the area of early childhood development for the state of Colorado. He leaves the Westside after seven years of service here.
Five years ago, Mrs. Vigil started with LA RASA Headstart as a community aide. After one year, she became the social worker for the agency and has held that position for four years as well as working as acting director at various times during the last two years.
LA RASA Headstart has three centers: Los Ninos and Casa AHegre on the Westside and Brentwood Guadalupe Center in Collegeview. Mrs. Vigil will be supervising seventeen staff members. She is very interested in maintaining the bi-lingual program which has been working for two years in the centers and hopes that there will be a new center established in the College-view area.
When she started working for LA RASA. Barbara Vigil didnt have a high school diploma. She received her G.E.D. certificate: has taken college in social work and early childhood development: and is ready to receive certification as a teacher and director for pre-school programs. She has also taken courses in psychology and Chicano studies. She hopes that she will receive her B.A. degree in several years.
College work is only part of the education that Mrs. Vigil has
munity since the local community stores all have such inflated prices. By having us shop for you at the larger supermarkets, you will be saving money which you can spend on other necessities. You can also get your prescriptions filled, shoes repaired, clothes dry cleaned, and other needs you may have taken care of by this service. A representative will be stopping by the Square Buildings on Tuesday and Friday between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. You must call us one day in advance to be placed on our list.
For further information call 825-1531 or 825-1593.
received in the last several years. She has worked with the Metro Denver Urban Coalition on the Bail Taskforce under Dean Yegge. She has also participated in the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC). To prepare for her new job, she took four courses in administration with the Adult Education Council.
As a social worker for the Headstart centers, Barbara Vigil has worked with many families and continues to counsel" some families after their children have graduated. She. has helped a number of families obtain birth certificates for their children and has helped others to get citizenship papers, so that they could stay in Denver.
Last summer, Mrs. Vigfl worked for the Colorado Migrant Council and evaluated and monitored programs in many areas of the state.
Much of her family lives in the Westside although she lives in North Denver. Most of the staff of La Rasa live or have family in the Westside. A major goal of Mrs. Vigil is to work on career development and in-service training so that community persons will become teachers and social workers with LA RASA and other programs in the community.
Licensed Homes Needed
In The Westside
Licensed homes are needed in the Westside Area.
If you are interested please call 733-2473 or 733-2474 for information ask for Mrs. Josephine Perez or Juana Bordas Mile High Care Association.
Lincoln Pork Senior Citizen Club
The Lincoln Park Senior Citizen club has elected new officers for the year. The president is Mrs. Martha Olsen: Vice President is Mrs. Martha Lowe: secretary is Mrs. Ruth Henderson: and treasurer is Mrs. Mattie Nixon.
The club meets on the first and third Tuesday each month from 12:00 noon2:00 p.m. A lunch is served at the Lincoln Park Community Center. Once a month the club arranges for a shopping trip for all members and friends. During the past month four new members have joined the club.
The group has been meeting for ten years and has moved from the Auraria Community Center during the past year. It is a member "of the Federation of Organizations for Older People (FOOP).
During the next month, members of the club will be helping others in the Lincoln Projects to relocate because of a remodeling program. They will also be assisting in a survey that is coordinated by the Westside Action Ministry.
Los Ninos Headstart News
The Parents Group for Los Ninos Headstart has been very active during the past month. On February 6th, they gave Rosalie Padilla a baby shower. Many mothers came to the shower and surprised Mrs. Padilla, who is the community aide for the center. The staff also had a shower several days later for Mrs. Padilla.
The mothers met oh February 20th to talk with Mike Fitch and work on problems that children are having. Several of the mothers attend the G.E.D. preparation classes on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Enrollment in the Headstart classes is larger than it was in December, so that all classes will be continued. Mrs. Vigil, Mrs. DeCardenas, Mrs. Padilla and the mothers of Headstart children have all worked hard to bring additional children into the program and provide transportation and motivation for attending the classes.
Nancy Baca, who is a graduate student in social work at the University of Denver, will be the social worker for La Rasa Headstart programs. She will be working full time for the next three months with all three LA RASA centers. She is bi-lingual which is necessary for Los Ninos children and has worked as a family counselor, recreation aide, and an art and dance instructor.
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