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Volume 10 Number 3
Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado
March, 1973
St. Cajetans Church To Be Demolished
St. Cajetans, once designated as a landmark, was sold to DURA by their Parish Council and is now scheduled for demolition.
Health Center Staff To Be Cut By 82 Workers
Eighty-two fulltime jobs in Denvers Neighborhood Health Program will be abolished effective April 1, according to Manager of Health and Hospitals. Dr. Edward G. Dreyfus.
The federal funded health program, which consists of two neighborhood health centers and eight smaller health stations, provides health care for more than 100.000 low income Denver residents.
The personnel cuts, which represent about 10 percent of the jobs in the program, were necessitated by a reduction of approximately $2 million in 1973
After finding out the large number of older persons who lived on the Westside and the lack of facilities and services to meet older persons needs, the Westside Action Ministry, began to develop a survey of the West side. A committee of Sr. Mary Francis. Brice Balmer. Bruce Klitzky.* and Phil Porter were appointed to work on the survey and fnd ways of developing programs flpf older persons.
There are presently 7646 residents in the Westside community as surveyed by Model Cities staff. Of these residents 1415 or 19 percent are over sixty-five years old. Though there are two homes for the
grant funds from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Dreyfus said. Grant support for the program totaled $8.9 million in 1972. compared to $6.8 million for thisyear.
The April 1 personnel reductions are expected to save the program about $600,000 fori the rest of 1973. Dreyfus said he hopes the remainder of the savings necessary to keep the program operational can be accomplished through a cut in supply expenditures. transfer of some personnel to other budgets, and normal vacancy savings. If these measures do not result in sufficient savings, further program cuts
aged: Lutheran Apartments with 144 residents and Hirsehfield Towers with 297 residents: this is only 341 people and leaves 1074 people who are living in homes or with relatives in the community. How are these persons served and how many problems or frustrations do they face because of the lack of institutions and services for older persons on the Westside.
Agency directors and organizations for, older persons in the Westside were checked before the survey was planned. Co-operation with a number of the agencies and churches has helped the committee to find the addresses and phone numbers of
may be necessary later in the year.
Dreyfus expressed concern about the reductions in service which will result from the personnel cuts, but he stressed that he and other program administrators will do everything in their power to maintain the quality and quantity of service which has made the Denver health program a national model.
Dreyfus added that he deeply regrets the lay-off of personnel, many of whom have contributed a great deal to the health program.
Personnel cuts were made, Dreyfus explained, only after
olderpersons so that they can be called before an interviewer comes to their homes or apartments.
During the coming six weeks, volunteers and staff of the West-side Action Ministry will be interviewing as many of the older persons in the neighborhood as possible. Some persons belong to organizations but some other older persons are lonely and not affiliated with any group. If you know of a person who sould be interviewed, please contact Brice Balmer at 892-1038.
This survey will, document the need for a corporate mea) center. This center will serve (Continued on pagf4)
careful study of the entire program operation and reductions in non-personnel costs wherever possible.
In considering positions to be eliminated, high priority was given to retaining staff involved in direct physician-patient services because these are the services patients value most. Another factor was the policy of some third party payors such as Medicaid to reimburse the health program only for physician services, Dreyfus explained.
Positions to be abolished include 25 social workers and caseworkers, 12 program aides and neighborhood aide trainees, 11 clerical workers, 10 nurses, 8 nutritionists and dietitians, 3 pharmacists. 3 hospital attendants, and other support personnel in a variety of categories.
Another four positions in the agencys child developmental evaluation center will be reduced to part time.
While the positions to be cut were determined by health program administrators, the actual individuals affected will be determined by the Health and Hospitals personnel office, guided by Career Service Authority regulations on layoffs. These regulations are based primarily on seniority.
Employees with the least seniority in the positions being cut will receive lay-off notices by registered mail by March 16, Dreyfus said.
Westside Action Ministry Conducting Survey Of Older Persons
St. Cajetans Catholic Church located in the Auraria site is scheduled for demolition to make way for the Auraria Higher Education Complex.
The church was the subject of much controversy in 1969 when voters in Denver passed a bond issue by slightly over 3,000 votes, which allowed for the purchase and acquisition of the Auraria community as the site for three college institutions. Metropolitan State College. Colorado University Denver Center, and Community College of Denver.
Many Westside groups joined together to try and stop the bond issue arguing that the Auraria Higher Education Complex would displace over 300 low-income families and would call for the destruction of some of the cities oldest original housing stock and institutions, among which St. Cajetans was a prime example.
Because of much community pressure, St. Cajetans was delcared a Denver landmark in 1970, but today is scheduled to fall victim of another Urban Renewal Program that was planned and implemented without community input.
Over the years, St. Oajetan's has been the national church for the Mexican American people in the Auraria neighborhood- It represents one of the very few buildings in Denver that is built With Spanish architecture that is reflective of this ethnic group.
Parishioners hope to build a new St.Cajetans from the monies attained through the sale of the church. Such a possibility seems remote and even if the new church is built, it is impossible for it to replace the historical and personal identity that was once St. Cajetans.
Celebration Set For May 5
Cinco de Mayo celebration activities are being organized by the Westside Coalition for Saturday. May 5, on Santa Fe Drive. Some of the activities will include booths and displays by area artists and craftsmen. Hopefully, businessmen in the area will join in the festive occasion by offering sales on that day. Several music groups have expressed interest in offering live entertainment. The festivities are scheduled from 12 noon to 7 oclock in the evening. Santa Fe Drive between 8th and 9th Street will be closed off that day to make room for the booths.
Cinco de Mayo is one of Mexicos national holidays celebrating the Mexicans victory oyer the French at the city of Puebla on May 5,1862,and many residents throughout the city of Denver share historic and cultural ties to Mexico. It is hoped that support for this activity will be supported by other groups and organizations.
Further details about the festivities will be in next months Recorder. For more information call Celina Garcia at 534-5088.

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Support of Bilingual Bill
The following letter was sent to the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post in response to a letter written by Thomas Sepulveda, who urged people not to support House Bill 1224, which is a bill aimed at developing bilingual and bi-cultural education in our public school system.
Dear Editor.
Among Mr. Sepulvedas reasons for not supporting HB 1224 was his fear of the Hispanic (his word) people not being able to compete for their rightful place in American society.
A poor self image is a problem of many citizens nowadays, no matter the back-ground or the people. Unfortunately along with this poor self image, the very people who feel they have made it are constantly in the foreground of any new idea, trying to impress the total community with their Americanism.
The bilingual education as it
now serves the community has not been adequate. Not due to the fact that we can all benefit by it, but only because of our-differences and fears.
No one can intelligently deny true bilingual education is a positive aspect Countless Anglos and Blacks are truly striving to learn Spanish. Beyond that many more are learning yet other languages. If all of the United States were bilingual, it would only benefit us.
The Spanish language in this particular area and in our particular time is the most obvious and beneficial language. I would urge the community as a whole throughout Colorado to support this bill. Call or write the legislator in your district, look past our immediate differences and begin to look toward the real advantages of the bilingual person.
Anna Flores
Rep. Benavidez Appointed To Dem. National Council
Representative Betty Benavidez was recently appointed to the National Democratic Advisory Council of elected public officials. The Council will be used as a group to discuss and articulate directions for the future of the country and Democratic party.
The council contains 9 U.S. Senators. 16 U.S. House members! 9 Governors. 6 Mayors. 5 State Officials. 5 State Legislators, and 5 local officials. All of the partys major 1972 presidential candidates are on the Couricil-McGovern. Reps. Shirley Chisholm of New York and Wilbur Mills of Arkansas: Senators Humphrey of Minnesota. Edmund S. Muskie of Maine and Henry M. Jackson of Washington and Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York.
In addition, it includes such 1976 prospects as Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Senator Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota and Governors Reubin Askew of Florida. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas and Wendell Anderson of Minnesota.
Because the Council is composed entirely of elected officials, the Democrats said it includes only 12 women. Among other women sitting on the Coun-
cil with Mrs. Benavidez are Representatives Chisholm, Martha Griffiths of Michigan and Pat Schroeder of Colorado, and Mayor Patricia Sheelan of New Brunswick.
Chicano Studies Offered To Area People
Mr. Rueben Aguirre, chairman of the Department of Chicano Studies of Metropolitan State College, has announced that in an effort to establish a better communication with the Chicano Communities of Denver, two classes have been scheduled off-campus during the summer quarter. One class will be held at the Auraria Community Center, Westside and another at Guadalupe Hall in North Denver.
Mr. Richard Castro, who has been employed on a part-time basis with the department during the past year, will instruct the class, History of the Southwest at the Auraria Community Center on Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., beginning June 14.
Mr. Norman Pacheco, a full-time professor of the department, will instruct the class, The Chicano and the Law, at Guadalupe Hall in North Denver on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
It is expected that many people will avail themselves of this opportunity of learning about their history, culture, civil rights and the administration of justice, etc.
both classes should apply for admission to MSC now by coming to the admissions office at the Forum Bldg, at 250 West 14th or the department of Chicano Studies offices at 1300 Glenarm, room 214 or 215. The only requirement for admissions is a high school diploma or a GED certificate. The procedure for admission for those classes without a high school diploma will be announced later.
Inner City Parish Answers Rumors
Rumors have it that the Parish will close. This question has never entered our minds. The building that you now know as the Parish or Inner City Parish belongs to the United Methodist Church. The Denver school system wants to buy the property for West High School, and will most likely buy it. But this does not. mean that the Parish will be closed. We do not know where, but we will be here in the West Side: it will be another building, but the same Parish.
Our staff, in fact, has begun the summer planning for programs as if nothing has been said about the building. For example, we will have the preschool going as we did last summer, for the four year old children that will be going to kindergarten next fall. We will have recreation, camping, sports, arts & crafts, cultural programs, community
Two St. Joes Students Will Go To Spain
Miss Pyllis Lovato and Miss Valerie Mares, students at St. Joseph High School, are trying to secure donations to help them attend the American Leadership Seminar in Spain this summer. The seminar is held at a variety of universities and cities throughout the country, and will provide the girls with a rich cultural and educational experience.
Both girls are very active in their schools and in the community. Miss Lovato, a senior at St. Joes, is president of the Latin American Club, voluntarily teaches 6th grade religion class, and was recently elected to the Auraria Community Center Board of Directors. Miss Mares, a junior, devotes two afternoons a week at a child care center
voluntarily, and teaches Mexican Folklore Dancing three days a week at St. Joseph High School for the Westside Coalition and the Model Cities Cultural Workshop. In addition to all of their community activities both girls manage to squeeze in enough time to be cheerleaders for the varsity football and basketball teams.
The girls have worked and saved for the past year to raise enough money to go on the trip, but still lack several hundred dollars to realize their dream. Should anyone wish to help them they can do so by mailing a check or money order payable to Phyllis Lovato and Valerie Mares to 837 Elati.
involvement, hiking, field trips, for boys, girls, and for adults. For school children and youth who will be needing some help in school work, we will have someone to help.
So, as you see. we will be here just as we have been for many years. Nixon did not affect us. In fact, we hope to be able to absorb some of the programs that Nixon cut back.
During our discussion, we have decided that regardless which building we have, we will continue our work and efforts. This summer, our efforts will be to reach the youth in such a way that they will see their response bility to see to it that the West Side is.a community. Staff people can talk all we want .to about any problem: but until the people do something about the problem, nothing will happen. The West Side Action Ministry will ask Joe Ciancio to sweep all the glass from Sunken Gardens and Lincoln Park because children, youth, and adults get hurt. Then families will ask those stores p-| drug stores, filing stations, etc. ^ who sell beer and pop in bottles to change to cans. Again, families will be asking the stores not to sell paint and blue that cause hallucinations. The pushers cannot sell if no one can buy. but the youth who know who the pushers are will ask them to push elsewhere.
We feel that we. the paid people, have a responsibility: but also that each youth, adult, and child has a responsibility for his brothers and sisters.
A couple of coming events that may be of interest to youth and adults is a basketball one-on-one competition and also a ping-pong tournament. There is no age limit, so join in and have fun. On the next issue of the paper, we will be giving you a complete list and times for the summer programs.
Is the Westside losing the battle? It has been over three years since attention was focused on this community over the issue of the Auraria Higher Education Complex to be located in a part of the Westside.
The primary points that were made at that time were, 1. The lack of an adequate relocation plan for the many families affected, 2. The loss of a great many institutions located within the site. Most of them having a historic significance to Denver. 3. The impact that such a large complex would have on the rest of the Westside community.
Now three years later, point number one apparently is solved for better or for worse depending on who you talk to and what monitary value system you use. The relocation benefits were raised to higher level but we still have difficulty gaging in dollar figures the amputation of whole sections of neighborhoods and what a community means to an individual or family. Be that as it may, that part of our concerns is obviously taken care of as witnessed by the boarded up homes and the presence of bull dozers. Point number three, the impact of the college complex on the rest of our community is still to be determined and will be covered in a future article. Point number two is the subject of our position. When opponents of the Auraria Higher Education Complex pointed out in a report that such institutions as St. Cajetans Church, St. Elizabeths Church, The Jewish Synagogue, Ava Maria Clinic, Tivole Brewery, and the old homes that had some beautiful architecture and historical value would be lost forever, the reaction was very optimistic.
The word was that there was no reason why some of these buildings could not be saved. Tivole Brewery could be justified as a student center or something, where college students could go and guzzle beer. The small Jewish Synagogue was declared a historical site and could remain undisturbed since it occupied so little space. St. Elizabeth Church could become a college church (whatever that means) and would not be demolished. The cause for preserving the old homes was backed up by Historic Denver Inc., and it looks like a block of homes on Nineth Street will be saved. The loudest noise was over the future of St. Cajetans Church. St. Cajetans is supposedly a national Chicano church. This means there are no parish boundaries, that St. Cajetans serves the whole city. This means that anybody and everybody had a voice on its future. All of a sudden, all Chicanos were experts on St. Cajetans value to Denver. Consequently, St. Cajetans was also declared a historical site, but unfortunately, the parish council was then made up of people whose vision was limited to dollar signs ($). Today the parish council is made up of people whose vision is limited to dollar signs ($).
Today St. Cajetans Church is destined for demolition. The irony is that the rest of the institutions were saved and the Chicano institution is going to be lost forever.
Tax credit For Elderly Available
Colorado residents over 65 years of age who paid property taxes on their residence or rent for their living quarters during 1972 may be eligible for income tax credits or cash refunds if they file the proper forms with the Colorado Department of Revenue.
The law seeks to help senior citizens in the low income brackets who are faced with
AU School Production
Can you ride a unicycle, perform as an aerialist. walk on stilts? Students from West High School are developing these talepts 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. Terrie Fedak is directing. Blodwen Roberts is in charge of choral direction, and orchestra is conducted by Jerry Noonan.
rising property taxes on their homes or who must pay rent and still meet higher prices for the essentials of living.
Here are general guidelines to determine eligibility for tax or rent rebates from the State of Colorado:
1. A single individual or one member of a married couple must have been 65 years of age for the entire taxable year 1972.
Each single person or married couple must have been a full year Colorado resident during 1972.
3. 1971 property taxes on your (Continued on page 8)
WESTSIDE RECORDER STAFF Acting Editor Richard Castro Advertising Manager Bob Federico Secretary Loretta Robles Reporters Celina Garcia Don Schierling Brice Balmer Alberta Crespin Waldo Benavidez Chuck Garcia

March, 1973West Side RecorderPage 3
Juan Roybal Committed Westsider
When you mention involvement and commitment to get a job done, you can always rely on Juan Roybal
Juan Roybal has been involved in our Westside Community since 1947.
Mr. Roybal has lived in the west side since 1937 he attended Fairview Elementary now known as Greenlee. Mr. Roybal lived on Fox Street up until 1962 and now resides at 112 S. Newton Mr. Roybal, manages and runs the Community Store Cooperative Tlaquepaque located at 858 Santa Fe. He has been involved in the store since August 1972 and has remained dedicated and committed although his service is voluntary. His whole family is involved including his wife Connie, who participates in the store, his 7 children make crafts for the store, and help operate the store. With the time and effort it takes to run a community store Mr.
Roybal still finds the time to be a Unit district Commissioner for the boy scouts. He has been involved with the boy scouts for over 8 years, and has been the unit commissioner for over 2 years. This includes coordinating over 300 boy scouts.
Mr. Roybal and his family also help at the Presentation. Parish Church. He belongs to the mens club, and has helped organize dances and (fund raising events. Mr. Roybal has been involved with youth since 1947 as a coach. He helped raise funds for Rude parks baseball team.
It would seem as though Mr. Roybal wouldnt have time; for anything else, but besides all of his other activities. He has found time to manage and be a director for a camp, known as Camp Malo. Mr. Roybal with no funds what so ever available has made Camp Malo a viable facility to meet the needs of clubs, and
Parents and teachers enjoy Mexican food at a pot luck luncheon held at Del Pueblo Elementary. Left to right are Mrs. Manual Martinez, Mrs. Joe Marquez, Mrs. Marge Korby, Mrs; Archie Garcia and Mrs. Olivas.
7th Avenue between Fox and Galapago has been closed off to expand the playground space for the new Del Pueblo Elementary School, which will replace the old Elmwood School.
PHONE 825-4906 (After 5:00 p.m.) PHONE 255-6923 (Daytime)
Auraria Head Start
The Auraria Head Start centers are. planning and have been taking a series of trips. These trips include the zoo, swimming, a TV appearance on Blinkys Fun Club, the library. Shoemakers Farm in Elizabeth. Colorado and a trip to the mountains. Being planned for the near future are a Back to School Night for Auraria Head Start and an "Open House-Potluck for Raggedy Ann Head Start.
On February 22, parents were invited to a Head-Start Parent Training Session. As a result the Head Start Policy Committee has made a few changes in policies and procedures. A follow-up session is being planned in the near future.
There are two positions open with Head Start, a community aide and a bus driver. Those interested should call Auraria (534-7614). Raggedy Ann (244-2855). or Peanuts (534-8573) for more information or to place an application.
John Roybal is pictured in front of the community coop located at 858 Santa Fe. He is the volunteer store manager.
Come To Bakers S.P.T.A.C. Carnival
organizations of the west side for : youth and adults. He started in September renovating the camp and has managed to receive paint, heaters, labor, utilities, and other service for the camp. He plans to service over 400 children this summer through the camp.
All of Juan Roybals involvement and commitment are voluntary. He receives no salaries for any of his services. It's fortunate that the west side has a man like Juan Roybal whose commitment and dedication is beyond thanks.
Westside Action Center
The Westside Action Center staff and Action Council are working hard to make sure the Action Center keeps its doors open even after the OEO funds are stopped by President Nixon.
Some proposals are being written to Foundations and other groups for possible funding of the many programs the Action Center has initiated. Programs such as the Emergency Housing. La Sangre Housing Corporation. NEWSED, Inc. (A community development corporation) and the in depth counseling done by the counselors at the Action Center.
The Westside Action Center, inconjunction with the Eastside Action Center and the Indian Center (DNAU) are planning on putting on a Human Relations and Business Exposition in the near future. It is hoped that the Action Center can realize some monies from this venture.
A meeting was held at the Platte Valley Action Center on March 15. 1973 by a group of concerned people who are interested in keeping social programs in existence. At that meeting it was decided to have a Day of Concern on Tuesday. April 3. 1973 at Civic Center. There will be some speakers information booths, and some music. The community is invited to participate and express their concern on the shutting down of social programs.
The Westside Action Center would like to take this (Continued on page 4)
Do you like carnivals? Do you like cakewalks, clowns, nice door prizes, or throwing wet sponges at people? If you do. come to Baker Junior High's SPTAC Carnival on Thursday April 5. from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the gyms and lunchroom. Other activities will include 14 games of chance and skill and entertainment by the Show Band.
Admission to the carnival is
Opportunity School Classes Offered
Applications are now being accepted for solid state electronics classes at Emily Griffith Opportunity School. 1250 Wei ton Street.
The classes are open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. Denver residents pay no tuition for the class. All applicants must register at Opportunity School Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. or Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Additional classes now open include automatic temperature controls Monday. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.. Technical math review. Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Communications technology, 9:30 to 4:30 daily and Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9:30: precision machining daily 9-4 and evenings 7-9.
For more information call Opportunity School at 572-8218.
free, and tickets for activities are 5 cents each. Carnival attenders may also purchase cotton candy, pop. coffee, popcorn, hot dogs, burritos. and tamales.
Persons from the community who are willing to help or to contribute cakes, burritos, tamales, etc., should contact Mrs. Elfstrom at 222-9718, Mrs. Louise Trujiloo at 733-7639, or Mrs. bertha Cordova at 244-1780 for cakes. Pick up of food will be arranged for those who need it. People who need transportation may call the same phone numbers and they will be picked1 up.
The SPTAC (Student. Parent. Teacher Advisory Council) met on March 1 and discussed assignments for the Carnival. Mrs. Louise Arellano and Mr. John Gilbert are acting as over-all co-chairmen of the event with the support of many parents and teachers, who are serving as chairmen of various activities.
Attendance at the March meeting was the Tar'gest ever with 130 students, parents, and teachers present. After the business meeting, the group was entertained by Mr. Novys Show Band. Mrs. Martinezs choral and guitar groups, and Miss Cracos gymnastic students in a modern dance. After the entertainment, all returned to the social room for punch, coffee and cookies.
People interested in belonging to SPTAC should call Baker Junior High School, 222-9718.
974 Sante Fe - 573-0188
April Movie Schedule
Doors Open 6:30 p.m. Doors Open 4:30 p.m.
April 5th & 6th April 7th & 8th
SOL DIE R BLU E' Vwith Candice Bergen "LAS VIRGENES LOCAS" con Enrique Lizalde
a nd Peter Strauss "R" y Carmen Montejo
and Britt Ekland Cordero yLucha Villa
April 12th & 13th April 14th & 15th
"NIGHTCOMERS" with Marlon Brando "R" "POR ESO" con Fernando Almada, Mario Almada
plus y Pili Bayona
"A TIME FOR GIVING" with David Jansen, Kim Darby, and Carl Reiner VGP"
April! 9th & 20th April 21st & 22nd |
"YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" with Sean Connery "MUNECA REIN A" con Ofelia Medina y
as James Bond Enrique Rocha
plus y
GP" Aguilar y Lola Beltran j !
April 26th & 27tn April 28th & 29th
"YOU'LL LIKE MY MOTHER" with Patty Duke "ELMETICHE" conCapulina
plus "GP" y
with George Peppard "GP" y lrma.Serrano .

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Los Ninos Headstart Celebrates St. Patricks Day
The morning class celebrated St. Patricks Day on Friday March 15th. They made green milkshakes and cut out green shamrocks to learn about the day.
During the week the class had studied about light and dark, heavy and light, big and small, cold and hot. They are learning about concepts. Mrs. Silva and Mrs. Josue told stories to the children about these ideas
Two new children entered the class from the Peanuts Headstart Center. These children have been in a special program and are now making the adjustment to a regular pre-school so that they can go to a regular kindergarten, they attended the Peanuts center for one hour and then attended Los Ninos for another hour. These centers are under different agencies and are now working together more closely.
The after noon class was spent talking about how to clean. Their teacher Mrs. DeCardenas made
them new aprons and they learned a song about cleaning Vamos an ordenar la casa.. Vamos a ordenar la casa,
Todo el mundo a trabajar, voy a barrer con la escoba, tu despues sacudiras.
Yo voy a hacer la comida, tu la mesa arreglaras, y yo lavare la ropa que luego tu plancharas.
To learn more about cleaning, the children made a broom out of newspaper. They also made tables out of milk cartons for another activity.
^ Now the children are beginning to prepare for a program in the spring when their parents and grandparents will come to see their school and see them perform and sing There are new children now in the Los Ninos classes. They are Irene and Celia Aguayo, Jessy and Terry Rodriguez, Bridget Lujan, Tomoteo Martinez, and Brenda Sanchez.
Adult Classes To Be Held At Elmwood School
A class entitled Child Psychology and Personal Development will be offered free to as many as 15 Elmwood parents and open to all interested persons in the community at the regular tuition rate. Through Denver Community College (Auraria Campus), this course will earn for participants three quarter hours credit. This opportunity is made possible through KESA Title VII funds and the Bicultural-Bilingual Program of the Denver Public Schools.
The class will begin on Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 p.m. at Elmwood School. If you are interested, please call 755-3601, ext. 53 or 52 and ask for Mrs. Gurule or Mrs. Archuleta. Mr. Robert Padilla of DCC will conduct the course. You do not have to be a high school graduate to enroll.
Spanish classes are being held every Thursday evening at 6:30 under the direction of Mr. Moises Martinez.
Folkloric Group Performs At Reformatory
On Sunday, March 4th, the Mexican Folkloric dance group sponsored by the Westside Coalition and the Model Cities Cultural Workshop performed for 25 youths
The dancers who range in age from 8 to 12 years of age came at the request of the youth at Morrison. The dancing ended a
week long Chicano Cultural Week", organized and run by the youth.
There are 40 elementary age school children now enrolled in the program: The instructors are Ms. Valerie Mares and Ms. Susan Moya. Virginia Castro is: voluntarily directing the program.
Westside youngsters are shown performing Jarabe Tapitia for the youth at Morrison Reformatory.
Today's "sharp-looking" knits require special care to prevent snags, shrinkage, stains and distortion be sure to give them that care by letting a professional do the job!
theyll look better- last longer
260 Bannock
Fifteen of the youngsters enrolled in Los a busy schedule to pose for a picture. Ninos Head Start Program take time out from _
Denver Public
There are programs which will appeal to individuals of all ages at the Denver Public Library next week. The Hobbitt will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in Wyer Auditorium of the Main Library, 1357 Broadway. The play will be offered by drama students from Abraham Lincoln High School with drama teacher Ron Ingle directing.
Adults will enjoy Contemporary Book Discussions beginning at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in Rose-Cherry Creek Library, E. Third Ave. and Milwaukee St. The discussions offer an opportunity to explore the ideas and philosophies of modern writers of fiction. Experienced Great Books leaders, Mrs. Gloria Kennison and Ken Weiner, will guide the informal discussion of Deliverance, by James Dickey. Participants are requested to have read the material prior to the session. Paperback copies of the book are available at the Library.
Canine Creative Crafts is slated for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, in Smiley Library, W. 46th Ave. and Utica St. Drafts-woman Dorothy Publos and Clara Lucman will be on hand to demonstrate the -art of spining dog hair fibers into yarn.
Saturday Showtime, a film
Action Center
(Continued from page 1) meals five days per week for a very minimal charge and will be able to provide transportation to and from the center. If we can show the need, there may be more than one center in the area.
The Lutheran Church may be putting one staff peson in neighborhood south of sixth Avenue to work with olderpersons. This survery is needed to document the need for the services of a minister or social worker there.
On Friday. March 9th. five initial interviews were done and the committee 'felt very comfortable with the questionarire. Now there are five hundred people to talk with. If you can help interview, contact Sr. Mary Francis (222-9126) or Brice Balmcr (892-1038). We will be glad to visit with anyone in Spanish if they are uncomfortable with English. &mThough there are many persons living in Hirschfield Towers and Lutheran Apartments. we are more interested in older persons living in the community in homes and apartments. How can the needs of people who live in their own homes be met? What can be done to help our older citizens live berrer?
Already we are finding that many people have a very hard time stretching their small social security or welfare checks to pay for all their bills. Many persons are not able to have any extra money because they have to spend all their money on food, medicine, and rent.
Library Offers Films
series designed especially for young adults, starts at 2:30 p.m., Saturday. March 31, in Woodburi Library. W. 33rd Ave. and Federal Blvd. The two films to be shown are Rin Tin ,Tin and 2The Trolley By Golly.
The preceding adult and young adult Denver Public Library programs are open to the public without charge or tickets. The following childrens events, however, do require free tickets (available in advance at the agency where the program will be attended) unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, March 27: 10:00 a.m., films for preschoolers featuring The Ugly Duckling and The Toy Maker, Bear Valley Library, W. Dartmouth Ave. and S. Sheridan Blvd.; 10:30 a.m., story hour for preschoolers, Dahlia Library, 3304 Dahlia St. (in Dahlia Shopping Center).
Wednesday, March 28: 10:00 a.m., story hour for preschoolers age three and 10:30 a.m., story hour for preschoolers agesfour and five, both at Ross-Cherry Creek Library, E. Third Ave. and Milwaukee St.; 10:00 a.m., filmsfor preschoolers featuring Tadpole Tale and The Bear and the Mouse, Smiley Library, W. 46th Ave. and Utica St.: 10:30 am., story hour for pre: schoolers. Park Hill Library, Montview Blvd. and Dexter St.; 3:45 p.m., film for all ages featuring The West of Charles Russell, Bear Valley Library,
W. Dartmouth Ave. and S. Sheridan Blvd.
Thursday, March 29: 10:00
a.m., story hour for preschoolers, Eugene Field Library, E. Ohio Ave. and S. University Blvd.; 3:15 p.m., program for all ages, Serendipity Thursday, Park Hill Library, Montview Blvd. and Dexter St.
Friday, March 30: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., story hour forpre-schoolers, Ross-University Hills Library, E. Amherst Ave. and S. Birch St.; 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., films for all ages featuring Madelines Rescue and Petunia, Warren Library, E. 34th Ave. and High St.
Saturday, March 31: 10:30
a.m., story hour for all ages, Dahlia Library, 3304 Dahlia St. (in Dahlia Shopping Center); 10:30 a.m., films for all ages featuring The Magic Tree and Girls in Danger, Room 112, Main Library, 1357 Broadway, no tickets needed.
(Continued from page 3) opportunity to thank all the wonderful people who have written letters of support to their congressmen and to President Nixon.
To date, there have been approximately 1000 letters sent by Westside residents and about 50 telegrams.
Again, thank you for your kind support and concern.
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March, 1973West Side RecorderPage 5
BRI Completes 15 Projects
Brothers Redevelopment. Inc. has completed 15 projects in Westside and Southwest (Collegeview) Denver since the beginning of 1973. During 1972 they completed 42 projects for residents here in Westside. Most of these projects have been the remodeling of homes where the homeowner pays for the materials and BRI Staff and volunteers help with the labor.
Residents of Northwest Denver may enroll in two classes being offered by the Community College of Denver-Auraria Campus during Spring Quarter.
Classes are held at Highland Christian Church. 3334 Federal Blvd., from March 29 to June 7. Registration takes place at the first class meeting. Tuition is $6.50 per credit hour.
FIRST YEAR SPANISH (SP III, 5 credits) meets Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.. beginning April 2. Through the reading and writing of simple Spanish and rudimentary conversation, students will develop basic principles of gram-mer and syntax and correct pronunciation.
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (PY 113, 3 credits) introduces students to concepts and issues of importance in the field of
First Bethany Lutheran Community Center sponsored a seven week Chicano school on Saturdays from January 27th through March 17th. Children from grades three through' six-were involved in. the program. A1 Baldivia was the director of the program.
Staff for the program were Josie Garcia, Jannettee Vigil, Jeannie Sepulveda, Sandra Alire, Gladys Licon, Annette Alire, Debbie Gallegos, and John Hushman. Each week there were thirty children at the center.
The first Saturday was spent learning Chicano history, learning names in Spanish and
During the past year they saved local residents $48,988.90 in labor costs. Volunteers come from the Lutheran and Mennonite churches as well as other contacts that BRI has in the city.
From February 18 to 27. 1973. five Mennonite people from Kansas came to help BRI remodel two homes. They worked to remoel the Benny Olivas home at 735 Elati and also
psychology. Discussions deal with behavioral patterns, motivation and congnitive control of behavior. Class meets Tuesdays from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.. beginning April 3.
For more information concerning these and other outreach programs offered in Metro Denver contact Community Services Office. Community College of Denver-Auraria Campus. 266-1881.
Commission On Aging
Councilman William R. Roberts has proposed that the city of Denver establish a Commission on the aging. This commission would be much like the Commission on Community Relations.
eating Mexican pastry. Drinking Mexican hot chocolate, studying native plants and animals, going to the museum, and learning history, were activities for the second Saturday.
Other activities that thegroup had fun doing were playing Mexican games, having a .birthday party, playing records, dancing, preparing special food, breaking a pinata, and showing slides from Mexico and New Mexico. The group made a large mural as an art project one Saturday and then ate Mexican candy.
All of the children and staff had fun and learned much about their Mexican American culture.
worked in Southwest Denver on the home of the Martinez family. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Epp. Mr. and Mrs. Hank Schmidt, and Chuck Unger worker here for nine days but also took in the bi-lingual. bi-cultural Fiesta at West High School on one evening.
They came to work with their friends and neighbors. Elmer and Ruth Brandt, who are working with BRI for one year. This Kansas couple left their home for one year to help remodel homes for persons who could only afford the materials and not the labor. Mrs. Brandt works with the Inner City Parish in the pre-school program.
BRI is almost finished with a remodeling project at 182 West Bayaud. During the cold weather. BRI workers fixed the windows on Mrs. Melba Hernandezs home on Elati Street which were broken and letting in the cold;
If you own your home and can only aford to pay for the materials. BRI will help you fix your home as you want it repaired orremodeled. They ask that you work along with their carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters, etc. and that you help BRI fix up another home after yours is completed..
This is not a government program. It has been supported by local citizens and also by people outside the community. There are several workers who are working half time. One week they work for a contractor for a pay check, and the next week they work for BRI to help people in the neighborhood.
The two men who co-ordinate this program and keep it running are Joe Giron and Manuel (Manny) Martinez. While Joe Giron works mainly in the Collegeview area and in connection with the Southwest Action Center. Manny Martinez works in the Westside. Both men are verv interested in working with people and helping people to live in better housing.
n you want to volunteer or wish to have BRI help you with your house, you may contact Manny Martinez and Joe Giron at 573-5107 which is the BRI office. They can also be reached by calling 244-2636 or 534-5141 or 934-5841.
Classes Offered To Northwest Residents
Center Holds Cultural School For Children
Pictured are four of the children who were en- Bethany Lutheran Community Center, rolled in Cultural School sponsored by First
RAGGEDY ANN HEAD START These youngsters are having a good time celebrating a birthday party at Raggedy Ann Head Start located on the corner of Fifth and Bannock Street. The guest of honor is Julie Wade in the center, who was four years old on February 15, 1973. Seated on the right side is Natalie Montfort and on the left is Phillip Quintanilla*
On this very special day, Julie picks her favorite story and all her favorite games. The children make all the preparations for the party as part of their classroom activity. The party hats are their own creation, and each child has an individual cake to frost and decorate, and a candle to make a wish on. Everyone joins in and sings Happy Birthday to Julie.
These youngsters attend the morning class and their teachers are Leah Keller and Mary Lucero.
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Music, Dancing Fills Del Pueblo
Dancing and guitar lessons are very popular with Del Pueblo pupils from kindergarten through grade six. Under ESEA Title VII guitars were purchased and fifth and sixth grade boys showing interest and consistency in attending classes are given free lessons. Their instructor tells us that they are now
accompanying chidren in the lower grades as well as their own classmates in singing songs both in Spanish and in English. They will be giving a program in the Spring.
West High School young women have been instructing girls from grades three to six in Mexican dancing. The girls have performed several times for
Job Corps Still In Operation
Doreen Moreno and Jane Ortegon, fifth and 6th grade dance instructors, perform for parents at a parent pot luck luncheon.
Applications are still being taken every day. Opportunities for youth who have dropped-out of school include the Job Corps which is available to both young men and women, 16 to 21 years of age.
Job Corps trains persons in job skills and gives them a chance to complete their high school education while furnishing room and board in a live-in situation and pays a salary during the stay at a training center. In addition to job training the trainee may earn his high school diploma or GED.
The Job Corps for women provides a clothing allowance and a paid vacation after six months. A girl may stay as long
Guitar players left to right are front row Wilfredo Valdez and Carlos Galindo, back row
Gary Olivas, Joe Perez and Jerry Olivas.
C. U. At Denver Recruiting Minorities
The School of Education of the University of Colorado at Denver is actively recruiting students, including minority students, for, its rehabilitation services program.
The two-year program, leading to a bachelor of science degree in education, is designed to prepare students for employment in thesocial help professions voca^ tional rehabilitation, probation and parole, action centers, special education, alcohol rehabilitation, day care centers, halfway houses* drug rehabilitation, social work, and employment service.
The next cycle in the program will begin in the fall, and applica-
tions for places in the class must be received'by April 15.
Daniel Torrez, director of the program; said 25 new students will be accepted, about 10 of whom will receive tuition waivers and a yearly stipend of $1,000 under a $96,593 grant to CU Denver from the Department of Health. Education and Welfare. Minority students will be given preference for financial aid.
The course includes both.class-room studies and field work, with emphasis on practical experience in the field, k
Applicants must have completed at least 56 semester hours of acceptable college credit and must meet Universitv
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as two years, but also may finish her training in less than a year. Training in such fields as clerical work, salesmanship, drafting, graphic arts, cosmetology, health occupations, key-punch operator, stenographer and others. Centers for women are located in New Mexico. Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Oregon. More information can be obtained at your West Side Action Center or by calling WICS office at 623-4349, ask for Mrs. Stokes or call 837-3845 and ask for Sister Irene Romero.
Young men who have dropped-out of school and are not able to find employment, may be trained for such jobs as auto mechanics, carpenters, masons, bricklayers, painting and paperhanging, welders, chefs, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, and other occupations. The mens centers are located in Colorado, Utah, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. Job placement is provided for both men and women after training. Interested persons may contact Mr. Dick Schmidt at 1500 Lincoln or call 829-3507. Gate House.
Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. They will be paid $30 a month spending money while being trained and $50 a month may be banked. If the trainee hasv a dependent, he may send $25 home and Job Corps will send a matching amount. Transportation, room and board, medical expenses are furnished. The youth live in dormitories and have opportunities to participate in sports, go to movies and dances.
parents and for their classmates. Now sixth grade girls are working with boys and girls in the first and second grades on the folk dances of the Southwest. The Elmwood community can look forward to a Spring program featuring these young dancers. The expenses incurred such as payment to the instructors have been covered by the Bilingual Bicultural Program funded under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education. Act. Del Pueblo has one more year of funding for this program if five year programs are allowed to continue.
Interested parents in the community will be gathering to design and make costumes for the performers in the near future.
Benefit Boxing Smoker At Las Castias
A benefit boxing smoker to raise money for an Easter egg hunt for youngsters living in the Sun-Valley / Las Casitas area was held on Saturday, March 17. 1973, 7:00 p.m., at the Rude Park Recreation Center, 2855 W. Holden.
Joe Abeyta, acting director of the Rudy Park Recreation Center and initiator of the benefit, said that This Easter egg hunt was begun two years ago and has since become a greatly appreciated and welcomed addition to the community. Abeyta said that approximately 300 young people participated in last years hunt.
The boxing smoker included twenty bouts between the Rude PAL Rockers and St. Dominies Catholic Church. Both teams are members of the Denver Junior Boxing League, which promotes the sport of boxing for boys 6 -14 years of age. Abeyta said that the boys and their coaches normally would have had the weekend free, but that they are quite willing to volunteer their time and effort toward assuring that the Easter egg hunt will continue to be an annual community event for Sunday Valley / Las Casitas residents.
of Colorado admission standards.
Students interested in applying may obtain additional information and application materials from Mr, Torrez in the School of Education office. University of Colorado at Denver. 1100 14th.St.. Denver 80202. telephone 892-1117. ext. 409.
A brochure describing the program in detail is available on request.
St Joseph s Church Holds Lenten Service
Each Friday of Lent. Stations of the cross will be recited at St. Joseph's Church. This will be in English at 2:40 and 7:30 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. in Spanish.
There will be a communal penance service the Wednesday of Holy Week (April 18th at 3:00, p.m. and 7:00 p.m. This service will be followed by private confession for those who wish it.
A guitarish and several song directors are.needed for Sunday masses at St. Joseph's Church. Anyone interested in helping should contact the church ofice.
Saturday Eve: 6 pm.
Sunday Morning: 7 am. 8:30 pm. -10 am. & 12 noon SPANISH MASS Every Sunday 10 am.
Parish Offices Staffed by:
Father Patrick Sullivan, Pastor Father Leroy Burke Father Joseph Campbell Father Robert Rebholz Father Edward Kern Brother Thomas Sanhuber
Sister Mary Francis Boyle
CENTER 568 Galapago 222-9126
RECTORY OFFICE 605 W. 6th Ave. 534-4408

Number 9
March, 1973
Business Office Is requesting that all Medicare patients sign an AD 120 form for the year 1973. Then we can submit the form to Medicare for payment of your medical services received at the health clinics. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Dixon, 292-9690, ext. 249, or stop by the business office.
Health Education We would like to hear from you! Do you like to read WEST SIDE HEALTH? Are there any health subjects you would like us to feature? Are there any health questions you would like us to answer? Please call us at 292-9690, ext. 216.
Mental Health Is much more than the treatment of illness. It's the promotion of a positive life style, vocational counseling, getting a high school diploma, educational counseling and tutoring, marriage therapy, group and individual therapy and help in dealing with small problems before they become large.
It's not the absence of problems, but learning to deal effectively with them through education, training and understanding of yourself and others.
It's facing problems, not avoiding them and hoping they will go away. Avoiding problems can take many forms alcoholism, drugs, dropping out of school and in other ways pretending we don't have problems. The West Side Health District Mental Health Clinics provide a wide variety of services to help couples, families and individuals experience mental health.
Nutrition Health foods have become very popular in the last few years. People sometimes wonder if they should use these foods for themselves or their families. Let's look at some of the facts.
1. What are organic health foods? Answer: Organic health foods are foods grown in a different manner than regular foods.
2. Are organic foods better for you than regular foods? Answer: No, they give you the same food value as regular foods.
3. Are organic health foods more expensive? Answer: Yes, let's compare some prices of regular and organic
Unit Regular Organic
Apple juice qt. 29 Peanut butter lb. 54if 89 Pinto beans lb. 20 59 Raisins lb. 40 (f 89 Wheat bread lb. 33 i 49 Health foods are not necessary for good health. They are not any better for you and only add to a higher food cost. We certainly don't need that!
X-Ray The X-Ray department does not give health cards, which are necessary when you are applying for a job which requires you to work with food, such as a waitress. Health cards can be obtained at the Public Health Building, 670 Delaware Street.
Shown at ground-breaking ceremonies are (from left) Theresa Duran, Betsy Lujan, Phil Giron, Father Joseph Lara, Mella Schorr, Jessie Guzman, and Angela Menchaca.
New Health Station to Open Soon
Ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Northwest Health Station were conducted on January 26, 1973. The facility will be located at 36th and Pecos Street, and it will replace the_ present Quigg Newton Health Station.
Medical services available at the facility will include:
Adult and Pediatric care
Vision Clinic
Dental Clinic
Mental Health
Social Service
Maternity & Family Planning
Visiting Nurse Service
This construction project is being made possible through funds provided by the Denver Model Cities Program. The station's 8,500 sq. ft. will serve the 31,400 residents of a seven census tract area.
When the health facility is completed, by the first of July, the Quigg Newton Health Station will be closed and the staff moved into the new building. Quigg Newton residents will be eligible for services at the new health station.
1. *Sealant a plastic covering placed on the teeth to hold on fluoride applications.
2. Volatile Substances substances which can be vaporized and which are too often abused by sniffing, such as: commercial solvents (gasoline, glue, paint thinner, cleaning fluids) aerosols (deodorants, insecticides, hair sprays) anesthetics (chloroform, ether).
The West Side Health District newsletter is published monthly for the patients, staff, and community of the West Side health facilities by the West Side Neighborhood Health Center (990 Federal Blvd., 292-9690) of the Denver Department of Health and Hospitals.
An intensive drug education campaign aimed at better patient and staff understanding of current problems will start in February in West Side health program facilities. The purpose of the drug program is as follows:
1. To provide information to staff and patients about drug misuse and drug resources within the community.
2. To provide information on reasons for drug misuse.
3. To provide inservice programs for staff of all West Side facilities.
In addition, the campaign will feature a drug display which will be moved throughout all West Side health facilities. The display deals with 5 commonly abused drugs: alcohol, stimulants, depressants, solvents (glue), and marijuana. In addition, posters made by students from Baker Junior High School will be displayed in the clinics.
You can obtain further information on drug resources by contacting your neighborhood station or health center. If they cannot assi-st you, they will know where you can obtain help. If you need further information or are interested in a drug education program or speaker, contact Health Education at 292-9690, ext. 216.
A new technique for applying fluoride to children's teeth has been started in the West Side Dental Clinic. The process involves thorough cleaning of the teeth, application of a solution to increase the uptake of fluoride and the covering of the fluoride-treated teeth with a thin coating of plastic sealant. The sealant holds the fluoride in contact with the tooth structure for a period of 2 or 3 days, after which the plastic coating dissolves and is eliminated from the mouth. The effect on the teeth is a greater uptake of fluoride than the normal fluoride treatment produces and consequently a much greater resistance to decay. Past research has shown up to 95% resistance to new decay.
Children in schools and the clinic are now being screened for this program. With parental consent, this procedure will be used extensively in an effort to reduce drastically the amount of decay children ordinarily have.

Where To Get Help on Drug Abuse
The best help on drug abuse appears to be self-help through developing good habits in using drugs. Fortunately, the human body is a fine mechanism for staying healthy and adjusting to a wide range of life conditions. This built-in ability is seen in a premature infant's adjustments with some help from the medical community to becoming a normal and healthy person. Though humans adjust well to many natural conditions, weather and the air conditions, humans don't adjust well to some conditions that may be connected with drug abuse. This may be true because essential human needs get sacrificed in connection with forming drug abuse habits.
These important personnal needs include:
Priority Setting Decision Making Behavior Control Happy Experiences
Personal Relationships Physical Activities Mental Stimulation
Though finding personal values and finding worthwhile activities may be
hard experiences, this is believed to be a problem that must be dealt with in drug abuse. Sources for this type of help are respected persons in social services, mental health services and religious organizations. It must be recognized that, in many cases, self-help has failed to prevent drug abuse. In the following situations outside help may be essential and use useful:
1. When a person feels controlled by rather than in control of drugs.
2. When a person is "hooked" mentally* physically or socially by drugs.
3. When a parent feels helpless about drug abuse in the family.
However, we wish to stress these further points on seeking help on drug abuse:
1. Outside help does not replace the need for self-help; those seeking help must still find a way to deal with the conditions that led to drug abuse.
2. Difficult personal, family and social adjustments may be required.
3. Outside and self-help may be required over an extended period.
Though no magic or easy cure exists for drug abuse, the following neighborhood health facilities can be helpful to persons willing to try to deal with the problem:
Team I, Westwood 3402 West Ohio Avenue 936-7238
Team II, Capitol Hill (Gilpin House)
628 Sherman Street
Team III, Northwest 2215 West 30th Avenue 433-8676
Team IV, Eastside Health Center 529 29th Street 244-4661, extension 241
Team V, West Side Health Center 990 Federal Boulevard 292-9690, extension 281
Team VI, Park Hill Health Station
3401 Elm Street
For cases of drug poisoning, the Denver Poison Control Center services are available (893-6000). In such cases a physician should see the patient as soon as possible.
Como Encontrar Ayuda Para El Abuso de Drogas
La mejor ayuda en el abuso de drogas aparece ser en la ayuda asi mis-mo, para disarallar buenos habitos en el uso de drogas. Afortunadamente, el cuerpo humano es un mecanismo fino para mantenerse y ajustarse a amplios modas y. condiciones de vivir. Desde la infancia, el cuerpo humano tiene defensas normales encontra de enfer-medad, pero nada para protegerlo del abuso de drogas, solamente el cono-cimiento del peligro. Esto puede ser verdad porque los necesidades humanas se sacrifican en contra de formar habito de abuso de drogas.
Estas nececidades importantes 1n-clujen:
Premiros Precedencias Haciendo Deciciones Compartamiento y Dominacion Experencias Placenteras
Relaciones Personales Actividades F1sicas Stimulacion Mental
Aun, hallando valores personales y actividades dignas puede ser una ex-peri enca dura. Esto se cree ser un problema que sea tratado en el abuso de drogas. Bases para este tipo de
ayuda son personas respectables en servicios sociales, servicios en salud mental, y grupos religiosas.
Es reconocido que en muchas casos ayudo asi mismo ha fall ado en pre-venir el abuso de drogas. En los sigientes situaciones, ayuda de por fuera puede ser de buen uso.
1. Cuando una persona esta bajo el dominio de si mismo, en vez de estar bajo el dominio de drogas.
2. Cuando una persona esta "engan-chada" mentalmente, fisicamente o socialmente por las drogas.
3. Cuando un padre se siente impos-Ibilitado par el abuso de drogas en la familia.
Comoquiera deseamos dar enfasls en estos puntos para buscar ayuda en el abuso de drogas.
1. Ayuda de otras personas reemplace la ayuda de si mismo. Estos buscando ayuda deben buscar un modo de tratar con las condiciones que llegaron al abuso de drogas.
2. Ajustos deficiles de familiar, personal y sociales sean regueridos.
3. Ayuda de otras personas y de si mismo sean requeridos por largos ti-empos.
No existe magi a a ayuda facil para el abuso de drogas. Los sigientes lugares de salud existen para personas de buena gana que quieren ayuda con el problema.
Team I, Westwood 3402 West Ohio Avenue 936-7238
Team II, Capitol Hill (Gilpin House)
628 Sherman Street
Team III, Northwest 2215 West 30th Avenue 433-8676
Team IV, Eastside Health Center 529 29th Street 244-4661, extension 241
Team V, West Side Health Center 990 Federal Boulvard 292-9690, extension 281
Team VI, Park Hill Health Station
3401 Elm Street
Para casos de poinsona de drogas, los servicios del Denver Poison Control Center estan a sus despuestos (893-6000). En estos casos un medico deberia ver el paciente tan pronto posible.

March, 1973West Side RecorderPage 7
This second semester at West High School reflects a few of many new innovations currently in effect. The Social Studies Department has organized a new resource for slide presentation. The Computer Math class under the direction of Mr. Webb has done intensive work toward speeding up the daily attendance procedures. The Business Ed Department has taken over the accounting for the Graphic Art work being done for departments throughout the building. The
I.M.C. Department developed a very comprehensive proposal whereby we are able to compete for a twenty thousand dollar E.S.E.A. grant which will support our reading effort. The Physical Ed Department is now operating some co-ed classes on a regular basis and has developed a new comprehensive conditioning program. The Instruction' Committee is preparing a new course catalog and a design for meaningful culminating activities which will further enhance our instructional product during the last few weeks of school. Mr. Gordon Jacques, Foreign Language Chairman has been visiting contributing junior high schools to create more interest in the foreign language field. Mr. Allison, senior counselor, is instructing an exciting new class in
MOTIVATION which has great promise. The English Department, under the direction of Mr. Terry Allen, chairman, has dedicated itself to the task of helping students with reading problems. Reading then has become the top priority of the department,, and all teachers are also in the process of emphasizing its importance.
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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 an experiment with their own animals over periods of weeks, noting changes in behavior and health as animals use such materials in their food.
Noche Alegre IV is new 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 delicious food to be served will be prepared by West High Parents. The menu will include Chili Verde, Frijoles, Arroz, Enchiladas, 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. AIL 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.
In terms of college counseling activities at West High, The University 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 finacially disadvantaged students. Approximately 60 West High juniors and seniors were in attendance at this informative
meeting February 15,1973. i The students from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Andrew Salazar and Peter Romero wilh be coming to West High on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 found that approximately 480 West High graduates are now in attendance in college. Metropolitan State 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.
Visitation Schedule To Junior Highs
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 by Platte Valley Action Center, West Side Action Center.
(Continued on page 8)
:St. Joes News!
Sixteen students, from SL Joseph High School are spending" two weeks of study, experience: and travel in ? Mexico. The students are of Hispanic-American origin and will find the visit relevant, perhaps to their own lives.
They are studying history, culture, and sociology at the Colegio Americano* de Torreon in Coahuila- This is the second year this has taken place through St. Josephs.
Three art students at St. Joseph High School won awards in the Annual Scholastic Art Award Contest sponsored by Scholastic Magazines, and held at the downtown May D & F, where the exhibition may be seen. Richard Ramirez. Senior, and Ken Vasquez, Junior each won a Certificate of Merit. Ismael Gonzales. Sophomore, was awarded a Gold Finalist Key.
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Bus Driver needed for summer programs 20 hrs. per week at $2.16 per hour, June 11 thru August 17th 1973. Must be 25 yrs. or older.
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John Perales a sophomore at St. Joe's was the Metro League Champion in his weight class of 98, his record was 8-0. He was runner up in the District Tournament and has shown promising qualities as an outstanding wrestler.
Two of St. Josephs High School students performed outstanding during this year at school. Pictured with Coach, Danny Ruybal a senior at St. Joe's finished 5th in the State Wrestling Tournaments and was The Metro League Champion and the District Champion. His record was 8-0.
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Page 8West Side RecorderMarch, 1973
Neighborhood Notes
Grandma McGowen 70? You must be kidding, shes the peppiest thing at Peanuts (Head Start that is).
Margaret McGowen is a Foster Grandmother with the Peanuts Head Start Center. Although born on October 31. 1902, you would never believe her age to be 70. Margaret was born in Cripple Creek. Colorado but moved to Denver at an early age. Margaret (Grandma as she is called) has three children: Pat Cassidy. Jim and John McGowen. she also has five grandchildren. Margaret has been with Foster Grandparents for two years and was formally5 placed at the National Jewish Hospital. Jokingly, Grandma says that children are her only hobby, and that shes saving knitting and smoking for her old age.
of Dorothy Olson of 1139 Navajo. March 4.197 at a little church on 1st and Fox.
A small reception was held at the home of her sisters Patricia Olson of 1408 Osage.
David, had just returned from serving a year in Korea. Hes home on a 30 day leave. He leaves for Ft. Lewis, Washington, April 1st. His wife will join him there. Both attended Greenlee school, Baker Jr. High and West High. Congratulations. We wish you a lot of happiness, lot of happiness.
David F. Miller passed away, Dec. 28th 1972. at his home at 722 W. llth Ave. He married Cecilia McCarty June 3,1931. They made their home at 722 W. llth Ave. 20 years ago. They had two sons.
He worked with his father at Millers Garage and Machine Shop, at 623 Santa Fe Dr. until he went to work at Samsonite.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church.
We wish to express all of our sympathy to the family.
Mr. and Mrs. David Moseley
Drug Problems Conquered By Self Help
Margaret McGowen
David Moseley, son of Ida Moseley of 1140 Mraiposa. Brother of Steven Moseley, Married Wilma Olson, daughter
A free movie will be shown at the Aztlen theatre March 24,1973. To attend all you need is a coupon which is to be passed out ai your school. Cut the coupon out and you can get in free.
The best help on drug abuse appears to be self-help through developing good habits in using drugs. Fortunately, the human body is a fine mechanism for staying healthy and adjusting to a wide range of life conditions. This built-in ability is seen in a premature infants adjustments with some help from the medical community to becoming a normal and healthy person. Through humans adjust well to many' natural conditions, weather and the air conditions, humans don-t adjust well to come conditions that may be connected with drug abuse. This may be true because essential human needs get sacrificed in connection with forming drug abuse habits.
These important personnal needs include:
VALUES (for)
Priority Setting Decision Making Behavior Control Happy Experiences HEALTHFUL ACTIVITIES (such as)
Personal Relationships Physical Activities Mental Stimulation Though finding personal values and finding worthwhile activities may be hard experiences, this is believed to be a problem that must be dealt with in drug abuse. Sources for this type of help are respected persons in social services, mental health services and religious organizations. It must be recognized that, in many cases, self-help has failed to prevent drug abuse. In the following situations outside help may be essential and use useful:
1. When a person feels con-
Fairmont News
The fairmont faculty is very busy with preparations for the move into the new section of our building.
The lower three grades, the kindergarten and Early Childhood Program will be moving into the new addition toward the end of this month.
The entire community will be invited to the dedication and open house which will be on Monday, May 7th at7p,m.
Mr. Johnson our music teacher is planning several singing concerts and other special treats for the parents of our pupils.
All of our classes are busy with individual programs and with pupil excursions. The Third grade class and their teacher, Mrs. C. Barker recently toured the State Capitol, toured the Denver City by bus and visited the United States Post Office complex where they had the
Architect Wanted
West Ridge Community Services, Inc, is seeking to interview architects interested in early child development centers. West Ridge Community Services, Inc, is a non profit, Community Corporation that was organized around the need for a child care center in the West Ridge Housing Project Area.
opportunity of observing how our .mail is prepared for delivery.
Activities such as these are providing our pupils with many opportunities and making the school year very exciting.
Parents are reminded that they can attend these trips 6y
Tax Credit
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home or 1972 rent must have been paid in Colorado.
4. Yearly income may not exceed $2400 for a single person or $3700 in the case of a married couple.
5. Net worth for either single or married people may not exceed $20,000.
If you think you meet these general qualifications you should fill out the special tax forms available from the Colorado Department of Revenue. 1375 Sherman St. Denver. Colo. 80203. These forms are also in the current 1972 State income tax booklet. If you have questions, need assistance or advice, you should call the State Revenue Department at 825-9061.
For Spanish speaking elderly living in the Denver area volunteer help and counseling in property tax and rent rebates are available by calling: Mrs. Ruth Lobato, 428-2105: or Mrs. Margie Johns, 477-5564.
merely coming to school on those days, when the trips are scheduled. Parents who do attend, are not only assisting our teachers but helping in the education of their children.
Our Social Worker. Miss Helen Busey has recently initiated an attendance Honor Roll for those pupils who have missed one or no days. The following pupils have made the Honor Roll for perfect attendance. Congratulations to these pupils and their parents for their interest in school.
April Sanchez Bernadette Piceda Rudy Pinede Gilbert Florez Raynard Otherbull Lisa McKee Rosa Camacho Tony Alire Gilbert Alire Millie Wallace Cherrie Fairbanks Carlos Guiterrez Albert Vigil Gale Wheder Tyrone Sabala Danette Martinez Manuel Archuleta Ramona Camacho Alan Benien Phillip Martinez Frank Mestas Russell Main James Santistevan Albert Lujan Herman Perez Beatrice Leal
trolled by rather than in control of drugs.
2. When a person is hooked mentally, physically or socially by drugs.
3. When a parent feels helpless about drug abuse in the family.
However, we wish to stress these further points on seeking help on drug abuse:
1. Outside help does not replace the need for self-help: those seeking help must still find a way to deal with the conditions that led to drug abuse.
2. Difficult personal, family and social adjustments may be required.
3. Outside and self-help may be required over an extended period.
Though no magic or easy cure exists for drug abuse, the following neighborhood health facilities can be helpful to persons willing to try to deal with the problem:
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS Team I, Westwood 3402 West Ohio Avenue 936-7238
Team 11, Capitol Hooll (Gilpin House)
628 Sherman Street 573-0393
Team III, Northwest 2215 West 30th Avenue 433-8676
Team IV, Eastside Health Center 529 29th Street 244-4661. Ext. 241 Team V. West Side Health Center
990 Federal Boulevard 292-9690. Ext. 281 Team VI. Park Hill Health Station
3401 Elm Street 388-6427
For cases of drug poisoning, the Denver Poison Control Center services are available (893-6000). In such cases a physician should see the patient as soon as possible.
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The primary functions of the commission would be to set policy in the areas of aging, to co-ordinate services to older persons, to act as an advocate for the elderly, and to serve the older person directly.
The public hearing for this ordinance has tentatively been set for April 9,1973. There will be a reading of the ordinance on April 2nd and letters and supportive responses should be sent to council members after the reading of the bill.
An Executive Director will be hired to run the agency and Jo work with older persons. His main job will be to foster concern for problems of persons who have reached the age of sixty or are older.
Peewee Teams Open
The Aztec Baseball Teams are still looking for boys to play baseball in the (9) year old division, (10) year old division, the (11) year old division, the- (13) and (14) year old division. Any boy living in the area <5f Speer to Braodway and Broadway to Ellsworth and the Platte River are elibible to participate. There will be a $5.00 .participation fee to help pay expenses.
The Aztecs are members of Young American League and play other teams throughout the city of Denver. The season began March 1st, and ends about May the 5th. The teams practice three days a week, with one game being played as part of the regular league schedule.
Anyone interested can call Auraria Community Center. 534-7614 or Jim Vigil 455-6185.
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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 and Irving Streets 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 Coaches are enthusiastic and look forward 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 222-2545.
Male Siberan Husky lost March 21. in the vicinity of 4th and Fox. Black and' gray with black markings around the eyes. This pet is under medication and on special diet. Any information leading to the whereabouts of this pet will lead to a reward. Call Mrs. Barajas at 623-5430.
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