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WEST SIDE RECORDER
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Volume 10 Number 5 Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado May, 1973
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION MAY 15
W.134U
Precinct
W. EUsmortlry
Where To Vote
Polling Location
613 ............;...Greenlee School
614 ...............West High School
618 ..........................Byers Library
619 ................ Elmwood School
620 .................Baker Jr. High
621 .................Baker Jr. High
622 .............St Peter Espiscopal
623 ...............Hirshfield Homes
624 .............Firestation No. 11
625 ........................Alameda School
303..............May D&F Clearance
517................ Fairview School
1150LipanSt.
951 ElatiSt.
685 Satna Fe 720 Galapago 560 Fox St.
560 Fox St. § 126W.2ndAve.
333 W. Ellsworth Ave, 40 W. 2nd Ave.
208 West Byers W. 5th & Bryant 2725 W. llth Ave.
On Tuesday, May J5, voters will be called on to vote for three school board members. They will be filling two six year terms on the board, and one will fill a four year vacancy. This election like all elections is extremely important.
The school board is responsible for the administration and super-vison of the Denver Public School system. If schools are to become more relevant to the needs of .low-
Cinco De Mayo Celebration A Success
The Cinco de Mayo festivities sponsored by the Westside Coalition Saturday, May 5, from 12:00 to 5:00 was termed a success by the two coordinators of the project Miss Celina Garcia, Westside Coalition staff member, and Mr. Edward Esquibel, first year graduate student at Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, despite rain showers that ended the celebration earlier than expected.
Miss Garcia stated that approximately 4000 to 5000 residents turned out for the affair. It was hard to make an exact estimate since people flowed in and out of the fiesta, she said.
Over forty organizations, schools, agencies, student
groups, and area businessmen joined together in setting up information booths, selling Mexican food, selling clothes and leather work, and some sold pottery and jewelry.
The day of festivities started off with Mexican music played by a band headed by Ernie DeHerrera. Dolly Ulibarri, owner and manager of Fer-nandos Inn on 10th and Santa Fe treated the audience to some old favorites, she was accompanied by the Mixed Em'otions. Ms. Ulibari a native of West Denver added to the community spirit of the festivities.
Next, the Mexican Dance Group sponsored by the Westside Coalition performed. The forty
youths are instructed by Ms. Susan Moya, a Westside resident and Miss Valarie Mares, a junior at St. Joes High School. They danced off and on until the showers ended the program prematurely. Channel 4 newscaster, Fred Villanueva and Beverly Martinez, hostess for the Denver Now morning series on Channel 2, served as Masters of Ceremony throughout the day.
The crowd was then treated to the sound of Wildflower and the Inner I. The youngseters in the crowd enjoyed the music so much that many began dancing in the streets.
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income groups, minorities, and even to the more affluent, board members will have to be elected that will fight for more minority instructors and counselors, better facilities, and a curriculum that is relevant to the needs of all children of all backgrounds and economic levels.
Westside want to preserve the nieghborhood school concept, yet when they approach the present school board to keep Alameda School open they are only given token lip service and to date the families effected by this' proposed closing are still in the dark.
The recent demonstrations at Remington Junior High concerning a principle that has demonstrated insensitivity to the local community has not as yet been replaced, only points to the need for new leadership on the school board. Hopefully, this leadership will have the courage to implement programs in the schools that are new and innovative and will listen to the needs of the parents when they are approached.
The current board has been accused of holding closed and secret meetings despite the Sunshine Law which demands open meetings to the public. Even when the meetings are open, resi-
dents arent given an opportunity to voice their concerns until sometimes 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning, often while standing and waiting in the crowded and uncomfortable hallways of the Denver Public School Administration building.
Those running for the two six year vacancies are; Bernard Valdez, 2109 Elliot, Omar Blair, 2643 Jackson, Madeline Navarro, 5045 Shoshone, Gary Semro, 1415 So. Jackson, Allan Gomez, 1050 Monroe, Willie Wagner, 1265 Downing, Edward Robran, 1330 Gaylord, Lila Swallow, 3256 So. Fillmore, William Berge,'3908 So. Jasmine, Nit a Aleman, 1906 E. 16th Ave., and Richard M. Garrett, Jr., 1256 Lafayette.
Candidates running for the one four year vacancy are Catherine Schomp, 674 Clarkson, Jay Scott Gustafson, 710 So. Harrison, Antonio R. Archuleta, 4222 Raritan, Roberta Vollrath, 1645 Valentia, and Stephen Knight, Jr., 3040 E. Exposition.
The Westside Recorder encourages all registered voters to turn out May 15th and vote for those who have demonstrated by their past actions a committment to improving the quality of education for our young. The polls will be open at 7:00 in the morning and will close at 7:00 in the evening.


Page 2West Side Recorder May, 1973
Five Year Old Given L.S.D.
OUR POSITION
Ocean 9 Calling
Our Councilman Eugene Geno DiManna is up to his antics again this month. This1 time his tomfoolery could have ended on a tragic note. On the evening of Thursday. May 6th, he radioed into the police station Ocean 9 Calling" (this is tHe code name for the councilmatic District 9 which DiManna allegedly represents).
He reported he was in hot pursuit of a hit and run driver speeding on West 32nd Avenue. The driver had hit a parish priest with his auto and then fled the scene. It is interesting to note that Councilman DiManna has also been accussed of hitting a priest. Father Lara from Guadalupe Church, only it was not with a auto but with his fists. So we had a situation where a man who hit a priest was being chased by a man who hits priests. One can only ponder what were Councilman DiMannas motives in the high speed chase.
I am writing this letter concerning the recent decision by an attorney for the Denver School Board that the public is represented at closed meetings of the School Board since its members are the elected representatives of the public.
It is my opinion that the public is not present at these closed meetings. Since they are the ones that make decisions that affect our youth so much, I feel that we the public should be present when they conduct business.
. The regular board meetings are equally difficult in trying to get the board to listen to our complaint,s. They usually start at 7:30
The recent tragedy at Auraria Community Center concerning the five year old child who was given dope by some warped individual points up to the fact that we must begin to clean up our own community in more ways than one.
There is much talk about how this society beats our people down at every turn; unemployment. poor schools, poor housing, police brutality, etc. This is also typical of the Westside and there are agencies who ar making some attempt at finding solutions to these very real problems.
However, there is no agency or group in the Westside Community who is doing anything to rid the neighborhood of the pushers who are contaminating our young people. The incident at Auraria has sparked a movement by community mothers to do something about it. They feel since no one else is doing anything they must take matters into their own hands. In the two meetings held at the Center, the prior-
The problem rumors have persisted for two years that Alameda School is to be closed. The School Board members and the Superintendent of Schools have failed to acknowledge either this fact so that parents and faculty might present their feelings in the matter.
These are some of the reasons we wish to keep Alameda open.
l. Unreasonable to expect small children to walk as many as twelve blocks crossing busy streets such as Alameda Avenue, West First Avenue, and Bannock.
Police finally arrested the driver at West 32nd Avenue and Meade Street. DiManna had lost him somewhere around Federal Boulevard.
DiMannas car is not equipped with a red light, siren, or emergency equipment required by police regulation for high speed chases. Even if his auto were equipped, the Chief of Police has ordered no more such chases after several ended in tragic auto accidents and the deaths of several innocent people last year. It would have indeed been tragic if DiMannas auto would have struck an innocent by-stand-er while he was acting out his version of the Keystone Cops.
Councilman DiManna has fallen on his face time and time again trying to fulfill the demands of a city councilman, he need not go out of his way role playing the part of ore of the boys in blue, especially while risking the lives of others.
with school administration business, by the time residents can speak in the overcrowded board room, it is sometimes 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning.
This type of insensitivity on their part must come to an end. They are elected by the people and, therefore, should be accountable to them. I feel that they should set times aside specifically to hear from citizens at a place and time that is convenient to the citizens.
Sincerely, Bob Federico 819 Fox Street Denver, Colorado
ity at this time seems to be to educate the people in all aspects of the drug problem. Where do drugs come from? What to look for in pin pointing pushers. The appearance of various drugs and their effects. How to identify users.
Also discussed was how the law works in relation to drugs.
There were approximately theirty mothers and other community people present; which seems like a good start in combating this problem.
Why wait until something more serious happens? This child was lucky, the next one may not be.
Parents, watch your children closely. The streets of the West-side are not safe as long as these sin verguenzas (without shame) are free to dole out their pills, (which look like candy) weed, and other junk.
The responsibility of dealing with this problem is everyones. Come on people, lets get mad and so domething!!!!
Virginia Castro 159 West Ellsworth
2. After school activities would be out of the question due to the danger involved in walking this distance in the dark.
3. Both of the above reasons would be of special concern because of parents without transportation.
4. Present School Board members were elected on premise of their being in favor of neighborhood schools. Fairmont would not be a neighborhood school for our children.
5. Although economics are cer-
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This past week a five year old child was given heavy drugs at Auraria Community Center and had to be hospitalized.
A emergency parent meeting was held along with the Auraria Staff and it was agreed that all parents must be made aware of the heavy drug traffic in our neighborhood. There are people in our society with such warped
Chicano History Class Offered At Auraria
A special invitation is extended to the residents of the Westside to attend the class, Economic History of the Southwest, scheduled during the summer session at the library of the Auraria Community Center.
The class will meet every Thursday night from 7; 00 to 9:45 p.m. beginning June 14, with Richard Castro as instructor. This course is offered for three quarter hours of college credit.
Those residents of the community desiring to attend the class for no-credit will be permitted to do so after receiving permission of instructor.
The class will include lectures, films, speakers and discussions. It is expected that many residents of the community will take advantage of this opportunity to attend the class. It will offer an opportunity to those students who plan to attend College to find out what a college class is like.
Those planning to enroll in the class for credit should apply now for admission to Metropolitan State College, ..
Registration is scheduled for June 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Currigan Hall. The only requirement for admission to Metropolitan State College is a High School Diploma or a GED Certificate. There are special regulations for those desiring college credit that have notv completed high school.
Further information can be obtained by calling Richard Castro, Director of the Westside Coalition or Rueben Aguirre, Chairman of Chicano Studies, 292-5190 5*1-Est. 345 or 255.
BACKYARD RUMMAGE SALE Saturday May 26th Sunday May 27th 837 Elati Street 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Fashionable Clothes & misc. odds and ends. Proceeds will help, Phyllis Lovato and Valerie Mares attend a study seminar in Spain.
Anyone who wises to donate to this rummage sale, please call 255-7139.
minds running around getting their kicks at the expense of other peoples lives. THIS CHILD COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR OWN!
Parents agreed something must be done now! As a start the Auraria Center will have a set time for different age groups, with closer supervision. The new hours are 3:30 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. for age up to 13 years old, and 14 years old and up from 6:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.
You can be sure the person or persons responsible will be prosecuted to the fullest.
Now that you are aware of the situation please keep a closer watch on your little children. If at all possible take your little ones to and from school. Also warn your children not to take candy, food, or drink from anyone other than their teachers when in
school.
A group of parents formed a committee to instruct people as to the dangers and types of drugs which are going around. Their next Anti-drug meeting open to everyone is on Thursday, May 10, 1973 at Auraria Community Center 1212 Mariposa, at 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers are greatly needed as supervisors and instructors for the center. So, if you can give a little time to help out in your community or if you simply would like some information call our Social Worker, Miss Cindy Montoya at 534-7614 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
Most of our kids young and old are pretty straight and hope they will help by cooperating with the new rules and regulations set up.
Dont forget Thursday May 10,1973 at 12:30 p.m.
RECRUITMENT OF NEW STUDENTS is now going on at Metropolitan State College. Helping two new students complete application forms is Rueben Aguirre Chairman of Chicano Studies. Looking on is Gloria Madrid Metropolitan State College student: The two new students being helped are Gloria Ortegon and Ricardo Lucero who will attend Metropolitan State College in the fall.
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May, 1973 West Side Recorder Page 3
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Community Profile
This months Recorder salutes Mrs. Dorothy Martin who lives at 1465 Osage in the North Lincoln Projects. Mrs. Martin who originally was from Indianapolis, India, first became involved in the Westside seven years ago when she worked with other concerned citizens in developing Headstart Programs in the Denver area.
Mrs. Martin is very active in the North Lincoln Projects. She is currently the President of the Lincoln Park Project Residential Council, which seeks to improve the living conditions for the residents in that area. This Council demands much of her time, but she believes that community development and preservation should be high on the priority list of all Westsiders. It certainly is high on the list of Mrs. Martin.
Mrs. Martin is employed at the Auraria Community Center as
the Community Representative. This position gives her the opportunity to keep in close contact with many of the residents of the area and help them solve many of the day-to-day type problems
that confront them. She enjoys working with people and expressed a desire to remain in this field of work.
Mrs. Martin has five children, Lester Jr., age 15-1/2, the oldest and attends West High School, Patrice, 14, attends Baker Jr. High, Lisa, 12, Merv, 11, and Efrem, 8, attend Greenlee Elementary School. Mrs. Martin fully realizes the importance of being active in the PTAs in those schools, and has made every effort to aid those schools in developing programs that meet the needs of our children.
Mrs. Martinis work in the community has often gone overlooked in the past. The Westside Recorder, therefore, takes this opportunity to thank her for her past involvement in the neighborhood in seeking to make the West-side a better place to live.
Auraria Sponsors Summer Camp
Auraria Community Center, along with the Westside Youth Development Program, will be sponsoring a summer program at Aurarias Camp Malo. With the use of these facilities we hope to provide an opportunity for children, who are in contact with Denver Juvenile Court, to have a meaningful and pleasant camp experience this summer. As time permits, we want to reach ou\ to all children in the neighborhood so that they too can participate this summer.
Camp Malo is located south of Evergreen, Colorado on North Turkey Creek Rd. There are twenty-two acres of land on which the camp is situated. There is space available for the cOokouts, overnights, nature
studies, nature crafts, archery, sports and field activities, and other functions. It provides a setting where counselor can instruct children in conservation," basic mountain climbing, backpacking and also the importance of high self-esteem and respect for mountain living.
It is the intention of this program to provide a recreational and educational setting which can promote growth and awareness of the environment the children will experience at Camp Malo is an important' and vital one. Especially, if one realizes that at these stages of development (ages 8-16) children can be highly receptive to other ideas if presented to them. The responsibility of helping each other
Awards Presented To
Poster Contest Winners
The Westside Coalition sponsored a PosterContest in the neighborhood elementary schools. The schools which were included are Alameda Elementary, Fairmont Elementary, Del Pueblo Elementary, Greenlee
Elementary, and St. Josephs Elementary. The contest theme was Strep Throat and Rheumatic Heart Disease. Prizes awarded were checks of $10.00 for first place, and $5.00 for second place.
First and second place contestants are shown holding their checks from the Westside Coalition Poster Contest from left to right are; Anthony Tyson, Johnny Vargas, Steve Atencio, Debra Garcia, and Pat Tantlinger.
Fairmont left to right, Frances Montano, Phyllis Montano, Donna Velasquez, Jonathan Buttles, David Valdez, Alex Quintanar, and Rosa Camacho.
learn, at camp, can carry over into ones daily life after leaving camp.
Tenants Rights
Counselors
Needed
Westside Tenant Rights, an agency that is working out of the Westside Action Center is looking for a community person who would be interested in taking over the position currently held by Ms. Betty Koehler.
Ms. Koehler is leaving this position on June 30 and hopes to find a replacement before that time so that a training program could take place. Training would include learning laws regarding security deposits, evictions, housing code violations, lockouts, and landlord liens.
Also included would be training as to the duties and responsibilities of working with the emergency housing units.
This job takes a lot of energy and a real willingness to work with all types of people.
We are currently working on a funding program for the tenant rights unit. Applicants should contact Betty as soon as possible at 534-5141.
This would mean spending time with Betty, going over various laws and on beginning this position on July 1,1973.
If you are interested in working with people in an unstructured kind of way, please come in and talk to Betty at 1100 Santa Fe or call 534-5141.
THE WESTSIDE COALITION STAFF
Richard Castro..Director
Bob Federico....Bookkeeper
Loretta Robies..Secretary
Celina Garcia...Community Worker
Paula Martinez ....NYC Julio Gonzalez.... d.U. Student
Susan Moya........Dance Instructor
Valarie Mares.....Dance Instructor
Would like to wish all the mothers o( West Denver a "Happy Mothers Day and many more to come.
Citizen Coalition News
Citizens Coalition was organized in March, 1973, to provide more citizen imput into the distribution of federal funds, especially revenue sharing, here in the city of Denver.
On April 3rd, the Coalition held a Day of Concern to dramatize the need for federally funded programs which had been cut-back. A large number of Westside residents were present for the occasion and the Mexican dancing class performed several numbers. Muriel Ashmore from the Action Center was a coordinator for the program.
Mayor W.B. McNichols has now appointed ten members of the coalition to the Mayors Federal Grant Citizen Advisory Council. This council will review all the proposals for revenue sharing monies and make recommendations to the mayor on priorities and spending of the money.
When the revenue sharing monies came to the city, the city administration assumed that they were extra monies for the city, so the money went to capital improvements in federal programs were announced. Some of the capital improvements will not be begin and the money will go into human service programs: manpower, housing, health, community action, emergency services, community development, etc.
Westside residents on the Mayors Advising Council are Waldo Benevidez, appointed by the mayor. Charles Prado was appointed to the revenue sharing council by Councilman Eugene DeManna.
The mayors council has now met two times, during the first meeting, the task of the council was outlined. On May 3, 1973 the council elected officers. Rev. Bill Pape, pastor of Avondale Lutheran Church, was elected chairman and Thelma Hutt of the League of Women Voters was elected vice chairman. Mary Baca and Brice Balmer were elected co-secretaries for the council. Mrs. Baca works in
Congresswomen Pat Schroeders office and Mr. Balmer works at First Mennonite Church.
Citizens Coalition has much other work to do to provide for more citizen participation in government programs and on community taskforces. The immediate concern is the revenue sharing monies and the cutbacks in some of our very necessary programs. A steering committee is presently working on possible directions for the coalition to promote more citizen participation. Father Pat Sullivan of St. Josephs Catholic Church is the chairman of the steering committee.
There will be a mass meeting of the Citizens Coalition on May 17th at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Josephs Church for reporting on present activities and for deciding on future directions. All members of the coalition are asked to be present and other persons interested in the coalition are welcome to fully participate in the decisions and work.
Cinco De Mayo
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Tim Correa, owner of the Aztlan. Theatre held a special showing about the young life of Benito Juarez, the Zapotec Indian who became president of Mexico. Mr. Correa also featured a Mexican Dance group from Ft. Lupton.
Richard Castro, Director of the Westside Coalition, noted that all age groups were able to come and enjoy the festivities. There was a little bit of everything for every age group, he said. Next year he hopes the event will become even bigger and better.
Miss Garcia expressed sincere thanks to Waido Benavidez, Community Organizer at Auraria Community Center and to Dan Sandoval, Recreation Director at Auraria, John Ruybal store manager of Cooperativa Tlaque-paque, and Jim Martinez D.U. student for all the help they gave setting up booths and for cleaning up afterwards.
MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday8:009:1511 sOO-lltlS Daily-8:00-12:15-5:15 Holiday7:00-8:0G 12s 15-5:15
CONFESSIONS-
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
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4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass:
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Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.,
5:15 p.m
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Fridays at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
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Development Staff Invites Residents To Visit
Our staff is cordially inviting you to visit our offices and observe the progress that is being
Bus Rides Offered To Reformatory
A transportation project has been established from Denver to the Colorado State Reformatory. It has been established to provide transportation for those people who, for one reason or another, are unable to obtain transportation to Buena Vista. Research has been done with some inmates and their families, and it has been found that there is a tremendous need for a more personal means of communication between the inmate and his family.
The Warden and the administration of the Reformatory have welcomed our project and assured us of their full cooperation with this program.
This program was started on September 14, 1971, and trips have gone to Buena Vista since.
Wives, mothers, and family members have been asked how they feel toward this project, and the overwhelming response is that they feel it is very meaningful and worthwhile. Families desire to know what is going on because, as it is, they are told one thing by the court, another by the attorney, and yet another by the inmate. We feel that they should be informed of the realistic realm of justice. These people would like some type of help other than the help that is being given by the institution and the law enforcement departments of Colorado.
A bus leaves from 3555 Pecos to the Reformatory on a semimonthly basis usually the second and forth Wednesdays of the month.
Research has been done with some inmates and their families and it has been found that there is a tremendous need for a more personal means of communication between the inmate and his family. Statistics show that there is an alarmingly high rate of divorce and parole violation due to a lack of personal communication and misunderstanding on the part of the family.
The idea is to lead to the establishment of a personal line of communication between the inmate and family, to explore new avenues toward adjustment to the problems that might be en-, countered by inmates released from the institution. We hope to reduce the present rate of divorce and parole violations by not alienating the inmates from their families.
This program, having originally started in May of 1971, has existed thus far by the efforts of the wives, mothers and girl friends.
We feel that the time has come to expand the present program that exists by more substantial means of transportation.
We hope to accomplish this by encouraging participation by interested community individuals and fund-raising activities by B.I.C.O. (Better Inmate Communications Organization) and INMATE REALITY THERAPY INC. For more information call Louise Kinney at 433-9324 or James Montano at 292-9690, Ext. 281.
Storefront News
The Storefront is having a bike inspection and licensing program every Saturday during the month of May. Hours are 9 to 5 p.m. The inspection is FREE and the plates cost $1.00.
This program is sponsored by the Denver Optimist Clubs of Denver and the Denver Police Community Relation Bureau. The address is 618 Santa Fe Drive.
taken toward making our community one of the best.
Our project is funded as an alternative to the Juvenile Courts because they are so over loaded with cases that they cannot deliver effective services toward many of the problems facing young people and their families when they first come into contact with the Juvenile Courts.
We have met frequently in the past couple of months with the Denver Police Department, Juvenile Courts, Welfare and the Denver Public Schools in order to create a better understanding of the problems that many young people and their families are faced with.
It is sincerely believed that through close co-ordination of services and a better understanding of the problems, we can deal more effectively wits'the percentage of young people presently being processed through the Juvenile Courts.
Our project consists of community oriented people who are well
JoJo Martinez serves as receptionist for the W.S.Y.D.P.
Pinto Project Helps Ex-Convicts Adjust
Kathy Segura is .secretary for the West Side Youth Development Program.
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WSYDP PROGRAM STAFF
Jose R. Soriano' Coordinator, Project
Christ Vigil
Community Hearing Panel
Joe Romero Streetworker
Dorothy Montoya Streetworker Kathie Segura Secretary
Fred DeHerrera Training Coordinator
Andy Garcia Community School Coordinator
Carlos Perez Community School Coordinator
Eugene Quintana Streetworker Josie Martinez Receptionist
experienced in the community and knowledgable of the problems faced by the community.
In the past many of the people in the community have expressed a great deal of dissatisfaction with the present services presently being provided by the pre-mentioned agencies.
Hopefully, through our project we can develop a feasible working relationship between the community and these agencies to meet the many needs of the community.
An integral part of the program will also be the co-ordination of community based programs that are specifically designed to meet the needs of youth, such as Atzlan Jr. High, Denver Opportunitys Youth Employment Program, Camp Malo, and The Denver Public Schools Drug Program.
If you feel we could possibly be of help to you, please give us a call or drop in any time from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 572-8284: Address: 1102 Santa Fe Drive.
Kathy Segura, JoJo Martinez and Connie Turpin are shown running off material explaining the W.S.Y.D.P.
anyone but first priority goes to those who have been in prison.
There are four components to the PINTO Project. Those are;
1. Job Development Planning: Approximately 200-250 persons have been placed on jobs with the salaries averaging $2.60 per hour. If an ex-offender is not ready for direct job placement (the average ex-con has had 6-8 years formal education) this component serves as a liason between the various manpower programs and will serve to enroll the individual in a vocational program.
2. Education Program: Serves to help an ex-offender to obtain a GED or enroll him in a college or university.
3. Counseling: Handles all problems which have not been classified in components 1 and 2.
4. Field Workers: Do all the leg work necessary to arrive at an acceptable parole for inmates in penenitary or other institutions who request PINTO services.
An emergency loan fund is another of the services available to ex-offenders, with up to a $100 loan available for a bonafide emergency.
Jennifer Vigil Streetworker
Telephone 572-8284
The Pinto Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor through Jan. 1974. It is the first project of its kind in the history of Colorado dealings exclusively with ex-cons.
The objective of PINTO is to keep former inmates from returning to prison as the past has shown. Seven out of every ten ex-cons are returned to some other institution.
PINTO tries to provide all services and approximately 500-600 clients have been served since July, 1972.
PINTO is a Spanish work for inmate. For this reason many
are under the impression that PINTO deals exclusively with Chicanos. According to the Director, Pat Vigil, the sole criteria needed to qualify for the programs services is that an individual has served time. After the program had begun it was necessary that the term exoffender be re-defined for the reason that PINTO was getting three times the clientals that it was equipped to handle. Ex-offenders was re-defined to specify persons who have served time in a prison, reformatory, or in some instances, Golden. Again PINTO will not refuse services to
A St. Joe Bulldog and a Rude Park Rocket are shown exchanging blows in recent tourney sponsored by P.A.L.


May, 1973 West Side Recorder Page 5
CINCO DE MAYO 1973
Dance group sponsored by the Westside Coalition danced Las Espuelas.
The West Side Child Care Center conducted a rummage sale and sold clothes at reduced rates.
Joe Romero, Kathy Segura and Fred De Herrera are shown distributing information about their program at Cinco de Mayo festivities hosted by the Westside Coalition.
Cinco de Mayo banner flies in front of the Aztlan Theater. A movie was shown about the young life of Benito Juarez in celebrating the day.
Santa Fe Drive was filled with people shopping, playing the various games and enjoying Mexican food.
United Farm Workers Organizing Committee passed out literature and explained the plight of migrant workers.
A passerby stops to sample some gorditas from one of the booths on Santa Fe Drive during last Saturdays celebration.
Large crowd gathers in front of show wagon to hear the sounds of Dolly Ullibarri and The Mixed Emotions. Ms. Ulibarri is the owner of Fernandos at 10th and Santa Fe.
A lively crowd gathers to witness Cinco de Mayo festivities, which were halted early due to heavy afternoon rains.


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WEST HIGH NEWS
Reading Program Developed At West
The faculty at West High has long been aware of the ever increasing number of students who are unable to read at grade level when they enter high school. To study the problem more effectively. Wests principal. R. N. Johnson. authorized the English department to analyze the situation to write a report, and to develop some positive suggestions in order to better serve the needs of West High students.
The English department staff then administered reading tests to all sophomore and junior students. analyzed the results, and the chairman of the department, Terry Allen, wrote the study and presented it to the principal, the curriculum committee, and To various administrators downtown.
Indue course, the D.P.S. granted West High School $4,500 to be used to help buy the needed paperbacks and other materials needed for the study.
In addition, since lack of proper motivation is a basic cause of the reading deficiencies encountered at West, major changes in the curriculum are being eomtemplated. Starting next year, students entering West will be tested early in the year and scheduled into the appropriate reading level classes. New and relevant motivational materials have been ordered and there will be a major emphasis put on reading skills in all departments. not just the English department.
West Graduates 399
West High Scool will honor its 90th graduating class at exercises held in the Auditorium Arena. 13th & Champa St. The commencement will be Tuesday evening, June 5,1973 at 8:00 p.m. The class is made up of 399 members. 214 boys and 185 girls. This is quite a contrast to the Class of 1884. 1st class graduating from West Denver High, which was made up of six members, four girls and two boys.
Each of the students participating in Commencement have met all requirements for graduation. These are 150 hours of credit and the Proficiency and Review Test. Within the 150 hours are required subjects: 20 hours of English, 20 hours of Social Studies, 10 hours of Mathematics and 10 hours of Physical Education: 90 hours of elective credits: the successful passing of tests in Arithmetic, Spelling Language Arts and Reading which malce up the Proficiency and Review Test.
This years program features West Highs Concert Choir and Concert Band, along with such speakers as Lereen Castillano, Michael Duran. Carlton Bacon, Paula Linenberger and Vickie Sanchez.
Students Place
Four students from the West High School Vocationa Industrial Clubs of America who placed in the Regional Skills Contest held April 14. at Aurora Technical High School, took part in the State finals held at Colorado State College, April 29, 30, and May T, in Pueblo. Harley Fehld-man placed 3rd in Graphic Arts and Albert King placed 1st in Metal Arc Welding. Albert will be representing the State of Colorado in a National Contest this summer.
Reunion At West
The 89th reunion of the West Denver High School Alumni Association will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 18th at the West High School Auditorium, 951 Elati Street.
1973 Baseball
The 1973 varsity baseball team started oft with victories over the Air Force Academy High School and Manual High School and then went into a slump. The season was finished on a high note, however, with four straight victories: one of them a 6-1 win over the South Rebels, knocking them out of first place. The season record was 6 wins and 8 losses.
The starting team members were Mark Byrnes, catcher: Richard Montoya, and Patrick Hughes, first base: Ken Girtin, second base: Israel Salazar, third base: Dan Pacheco, short stop: Joe Bigley, left field: Ray Rios, center field: Alan Martinez, right field: and Jamie Dack, pitcher. Other team members are Mike Tuff, Wayne Hali-burton, Warren Mautz, and Ted Ortegon.
Alan Martinez, Mark Byrnes, and Dan Pacheco were selected for the Southwest Denver All Star Team.
The Cowboys are coached by Ed Cordova, head coach, and Fred Gallegos, assistant coach.
Cheerleader Tryouts At West
On Wednesday, May 2, tryouts were'held for next years cheerleaders at West High. Eleven girls tried for the six positions on the cheerleading squad.
For their tryouts the girls, in groups of 2 or 3, did, first, an introductory cheer: second, a cheer that they created. Finally, all eleven applicants did Two-Bits together.
The girls were judged by members of the faculty, of W club, of Pom Pom and Flag teams, and by representatives of Pep Club. These judges rated the cheerleader applicants on coordination, appearance, knowledge of cheer and ability to yell.
Congradulations to the following girls who were selected as cheerleaders for 1973-1974 school year! Sophomores: Valerie Conict, Celeste Harris, Loretta Ramirez. Juniors: Stephanie Alirez,, Phyllis Cordova, Sandy Gronewald. Alternates: Lynda Garcia and Cindy Mares. The competition was very good this year the best ever. These new cheerleaders will be an asset to West High School.
Student Elected
Eleven West High students attended the State HERO-FHA Convention at Ft. Collins, April 12-13. All students are involved in Vocational Home Economics programs at West High School HERO (Home Economics Related Occupations) is an organization of vocational students and a branch of Future Homemakes of America.
Ray Montez, a junior, was elected to serve as State President of HERO for 1973-74. Ray works, part time through the HERO program at Webb-Waring Lung Institute at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Ray said he hopes to go into medical research and use the skills he learns while in high school to help pay for his college education.
The students attending the State Convention had a chance to demonstrate skills acquired in their job-training this year by taking part in contests. Those participatihng were: Machela Barajas and Mary Ann Tafoya Child Care: Vanessa Stigall and Brenda Hicks Nurses Aide: Keith Malone Prepared Speech: and Ray Montez Job Interview. Mary Louise Hill, Diane Boyd, Emily Botello, and Kathy Medina were voting delegates fromtheir school.
West Students
To Tour Mexico
Once again, there will be a one-week educational tour of 36 students, two classroom teachers, one counselor and one classroom aide to the historically rich in Mexican culture area of Southern Colorado and New Mexico. The tour includes the visitation of shrines, churches, courthouses, Indian pueblos, and cliff dwellings which represent the contributions of the Indian-Spanish ancestors of many West Denver students and Denver citizens. The teachers conduct open-air classrooms with ample opportunity for individual instruction and
counseling by teachers as well as self-instruction by students.
The intended outcome is to learn about the historical heritage of the Chicano student, to broaden the educational experiences and to encourage pride in the students for the cultural wealth of the Mexican American. We hope that this pride will infect other students and that what each student learns will be transmitted to other students. There will be an evaluation by both teachers and students.
The teachers accompanying the students are John Acosta, Bernie Lopez, Martha Urioste, and Gloria Anglada.
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Mothers Day Dance tonight, Saturday the 12th, 10:00 till 2:00 a.m. with Ernie Lee and His Knightmen. Beer and Setups -$7.00 per couple. Tickets at the door.
Grade School The Eighth Grade Class will formally complete their education at St. Joes on Wednesday evening, June 6th, at 7:30 p.m. with Mass in the Church and reception afterwards in the Hall.
Last day for this school year will be Thursday, June 7th.
Registration for the next school year is still open. Parents of children who will be in grades one through eight next year are invited to phone the school 534-4558 or visit during school hours. Children from our neighborhood will receive first preference. St. Joes belongs to this neighborhood use it!
Families of the Grade School children will participate in a Field Day and Picnic at Washington Park on Sunday, May 20th, after Mass in the Park.
Grade School P T A will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17th in the Hall.
High School St. Joes Last Graduation Day will be on Sunday June 3rd. Baccalaurate Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by breakfast. The Graduation Exer-
cises will be at 2:00 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in the Gymnasium. Last classes, ever, for the High School will be merged next school year into Catholic Central High School in the Cathedral High Facilities.
Parish Over 175 ladies were served breakfast after the 8:30 Mass, Sunday morning, May 6th. The meal was cooked and served by some 35 ushers and other male volunteers. Ladies were treated to a small corsage and a superb menu All for FREE.
Mrs. Mary Watson, age 90, was given a prize as the oldest Mother. Mrs. Susan Moya was given a prize as the youngest mother, she is 20. Mrs. Priscilla Martinez was given a prize for having the most children, she has 14 children.
The Mexican Folkloric Dance group sponsored by the Westside Coalition performed for the women as they ate. The forty youngsters were treated to breakfast following their performance.
Prom King and Queen Eustacio Martinez and Arlene Rivera are shown at the home of Miss Rivera prior to going to the West High Prom at the Hilton.
West High Prom At Hilton
A unique package deal was offered to the Juniors and Seniors of West High School | for this years Prom.
The $11.00 package included:
(1) A sit down dinner for two at the Denver Hilton Hotel in the Empire Room.
(2) Corsage and Boutonniere
(3) Prom Favors which were engraved Keys set with an orange topaze.
(4) Admission to the Dance Featuring music by Alliance.
(5) Prom Programs
(6) Refreshments during the dance.
This reduced the usual $50.00 -$65.00 prom costs which deter many students from attending. This years reduced cost enabled many more students to attend. The cost difference was picked up by the Jr.-Sr. treasuries.
Over 200 people enjoyed the gala event of ones High School years.
The Royalty candidates were' announced at the Prom and the final results of the student elec-
tion werejmade known.
The queen is Arlene Rivera and our king is Eustacio Martinez. Their senior attendants included Rich Garcia, Joell Garner, Mike Lujan, Israel Salazar, Denise Calcote. Kim Hurst, Paula Martinez, Frances Munoz, Shirley Segura and Stephanie Valdez.
The Prince and Princess are Pepper Bartlet and. Carol Garcia attended by the following Juniors: Sammy Duran, Alfred Medrano, Ray Montez, Paul Sandos,' Victor Soto,' Jean Adame, Kathy Carillo, Melode Hamilton, Judy Lucero, Gina Moreno, and Debbie Winkler.
Chaperones and special guests from the faculty included Dr. R. Wesley Johnson, Principal: Mr. Tony Salazar; Dr. Travis Taylor; Mrs. Irma James; Mr. John Acosta; Mrs. Faith Meyer; Mr. Deward Miller; Mr. David Mejia; Dr. William Miller; Miss Myrtice Patty: Mr. Richard Reynolds; Mr. Jerrald Todd; Mr. Charles Todeseo; Miss Martha Urioste; and Mrs. Mary Lou Wentzel.
DEAR VOTER:
The School Board Elections will be on Tuesday May 15th.
As an incumbant school board member I am asking for your vote to continue the work I have begun, to better the education of our children.
Don't forget, vote for Bernard Valdez on May 15th for six-year term.
Paid for by the Committee to elect Bernard Valdez.


May, 1973 West Side Recorder Page 7
Youth Development Program Offered
Westside Action Ministry will be running free summer programs for elementary youth in the Westside. The programs will run from June 18th through August 10th and will be held at First Bethany Lutheran Church, First Mennonite Church, and St. Josephs Catholic Church. All three programs will be the same basic program.
A week of camping, a week of cultural activities, and some different trips are being planned for this summer. Also the third center at First Mennonite will expand the program for the many youth living in the northern part of the Westside.
Arts and crafts, bible school,
The United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (U.F.W.O.C.) announced that they will once again begin to boycott table grapes as a result of recent events in the Coachella Valley.
Growers there have invited in the Teamsters Union to represent the farm workers instead of the U.F.W.O.C. They have signed what are termed sweet heart contracts." These are contracts that are favorable to the grower in that they do not provide for benefits to the farm worker, nor, do they provide for pesticides used in the fields.
Two thousand workers are now on strike in the Coachella Valley as a result of the Teamsters coming in. This represents 80.percent of the working force there. There have been over 385 arrests made of union sympathizers.
Pre-School Off ered
Denver Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago is now enrolling children for the summer and fall sessions of the pre-school.
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In full swinganother Time-Saver to make banking here even faster and easierl Our all-new 7-lane drive-thru is second to none for pleasure and convenience. Come soon, see 7 more reasons to keep your kitty at National City! Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
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recreation, and swimming will be a major part of the Summer Fun program as in previous years. Teen age youth from the neighborhood will help with the program again and will be funded through the city manpower program and church money which has been given to the action ministry since the cutbacks in Neighborhood Youth Corps.
A free lunch program will also be prepared daily for all participants in the program. The money for the lunches comes from the Colorado Department of Education and federal grants. Denver Inner City Parish will also participate in this lunch program.
The U.F.W.O.C. is requesting support from all groups, organizations and individuals to continue the boycott of.Safeways Grocery Chain, Head Iceberg Lettuce and once again the boycott of table grapes until justice is securred for the farmworker. For further information call 333-1278.
Guest Editorial
(Continued from page 2) tainly a factor we feel the quality of education is equally important. Merely to close a school because of the number of children involved does not take into consideration the fact that in a smaller school as Alameda children receive the individual attention so important to a good start in the educational system.
6. Many older people are leaving the neighborhood and these homes would be inhabited by families with children if they were reassured there would continue to be a school here.
We wish to announce our appreciation for the help and concern shown by the Westside Coalitions leaders and members especially Mr. Richard Castro and by the Westside Action Center, Mr. Craig Hart and State Representative Betty Benavidez, as well as Inner City Parish, who have so graciously loaned their bus so that Alameda parents have been able to attend school board meetings.
Due to the programming of school board meetings, we have been able to speak only briefly at these meetings. However, our continual interest has been shown by our attendance as well as letters and petitions. The School Bard members may rest assured that Alameda Parents will be persistant in their struggle to keep their school open.
Alameda Parents Mrs. Pat Carlos 93 West Cedar
Creativity and Creation is the theme for Summer Fun and will be carried out in the trips, the bible school, the arts and crafts, and camping.
A bus driver position is open with the program- The pay is $2.16 per hour for 20 per hours per week. The hours would be from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon Monday through Friday for the total program.
Fr. Joe Campbell, John Hush-man, and Brice Balmer from the Westside Action Ministry are planning the program and will be in charge of the three centers. Further information and registration forms are available at all three churches.
Parents of children are we-come to participate in the program as leaders for various activities, teacher in the bible school program or cultural program, and guides and supervisors on the trips. There will be adequate staff but volunteers from parents and other Westside residents are needed. Mothers, Fathers, or older brothers and sisters can help with the meal preparation also.
Contact one of the three churches if you can help: First Bethany Lutheran John Hushman 825-4862; First Mennonite Church Brice Balmer 892-1038; St. Josephs Catholic Church Fr. Joe Campbell 534-4408.
Fairmont
Dedicated
Dedication of the new Fairmont Elemental School addition was held on Monday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. The school is located at West Third Avenue at Fox Street.
The addition was built at a cost of $980,000 and was paid for from the Capital Reserve Fund, Five-Year Building Program. The addition consists of twelve classrooms; one kindergarten; two special education rooms; one early childhood education room; one cafeteria; and one teachers workroom. Facilities remodeled include a kindergarten, the administrative unit, a pupil services room, and an instructional materials center. This increased the capacity of the school from 495 to 900 pupils.
The dedication program began with a welcome by the principal, Mr. Kenneth R. Goff. The invocation was given by Very Reverend Patrick V. Sullivan .pastor of St. Josephs C.S.S.R. The Fairmont Choir, under the direction of Mr. Robert C. Johnson sang.
The presentation of the building was made by Mr. Stephen J. Knight, Jr., president of the Board of Education, and Bernard Valdez, Board Member. The response was given by Mr. Howard L. Johnson, Superintendent of Schools:
COOPERATIVA
TLAQUEPAQUE
Prp^pntQ
CHILDREN'S ART CONTEST 858 Santa Fe
WHERE? 858 Santa Fe Drive
* WHEN? May 12
* Prizes will be awarded in two age divisions eligible:
1. Grade school
2. Junior High
* Theme will be Indian, Mexican, and Spanis Art
* Art work no larger than 15" x 25
*lf possible. Art work should be matted (frame with poster board recommended)
* Contest entries will be accepted no later than May 3rd, (Wednesday) at our address
* Shop hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Saturday
* Reminder: Westside Artists and Craftsmen visit us and reserve a display for your works.
* For more information call Juan or Connie at 893-6719
UFW0C To Boycott Grapes
Del Pueblo Students take advantage of special programs offered at the school.
Special Programs Offered At Del Pueblo
The areas of Special Education existing presently at Del Pueblo includes an educational resource program. The children involved in this special academic program include those children who find the academics in a regular classroom situation frustrating and often times defeating.
Through our resource program we can individualize our teaching methods to fit the needs of each child. We help the child with his own specific learning problems, giving each. child a successful learning experience which will build his own self confidence and increase his motivation to want to learn. Learning must be successful, it must be fun and exciting, not a constant fear of failure.
Educationally Handicapped
The Educationally Handicapped Program at Del Pueblo provides services in grades K-6 for those children who have average or above average capabilities but who presently are not performing or achieving at their potential because of learning problems. These classes usually have 3-5 children in order that the children will receive close supervision. For about one hour a day, the E. H. program
develops various reading, writing and spelling skills, while supplementing the childrens work in the regular classroom. The program also helps children in developing motor skills, visual perception skills and in developing a better self-concept. Diagnostic Class
The Diagnostic classroom is for children with learning disabilities. These children have average or above average capabilities but are having trouble in certain areas. They spend from 30 to 45 minutes per day in the diagnostic classroom. The rest of their day is spent in their regular classroom. Their program is planned for their individual needs. The classes are very small, never more than 5 or 6 students. There is a teacher and an aide so they receive individual help.
Some of the disabilities these children may have are:
Visual motor Concept of time
Perceptual reversals (b for d, was for saw)
Auditory discrimination (word sounds)
Right-left discrimination Inability to reporduce tonal patterns, and rhythmic patterns
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ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH
MASSES:
Saturday Evening:
6 p.m.
Sunday Morning:
7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., & 12 Noon SPANISH MASS every Sunday at 10 a.m.
GRADE SCHOOL Our grade school is not closing. It is open to all children in our Parish. Tuition is only $75.00 per family, if the family takes an active part in our Parish. We welcome any questions, there are still openings for next year. First choice will be given to children from our neighborhood.
MOTHERS DAY DANCE Saturday Night 9:30 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
Music Ernie Lee & His Knightmen Beer & set-ups $7.00 per couple Our Gym 6th and Galapago
CENTER 568 Galapago 222-9126
RECTORY OFFICE 605 West 6th A venue 534-4408


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Neighborhood Notes
Zorida and Alfonso Martinez, 1378 Mariposa Street have lived in the Westside for 32 years at the present address, both born in Santa Fe. New Mexico. They were one of the first families in 1918 to own a Model-T. Mr. Martinez has lived in the West-side for over 40 years and has viewed that it is sad that housing shortage and conditions is low in West Denver. Mr. Martinez has viewed the Westside as a viable community and says he will live here the rest of his life.
Frank C. Herrea, 1319 West 13th Avenue is in Denver General and was admitted May 2. Mr. Herrea had a falling accident and received some broken bones.
William E. Wheeler, 1042 West 10th Avenue went into the hospital on Saturday. May 5. He is receiving surgery at Denver General.
On May 1. Agapita Sandoval, 831 Galapago Street received a visit from her father and mother. Mr. & Mrs. Gonzales, who are from Rocky Ford, Colorado.
Scotty American Horse of 1302 Mariposa went to Arizona to work as a Community Alcholism Counselor.
Rose Rodger,- Inez Basquez, Anita Duran, Josephine Martinez, Inner City Parish mothers, were invited for a luncheon by Vi Heiser. a volunteer worker at the Parish for the spring get together.
Mr. Clarence Liebert of 969 Lipan Street, turned 74 on April 30th. Mr. Liebert has lived in the Westside since the early 1940s. He was born in New Mexico in 1899. Happy Birthday Mr. Liebert.
Serapio Ray Crespin is home recovering from surgery. He was in Porters Hospital for 4 days but has been out of school over one week. Best recovery to Ray.
Michael Lucero is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Amanda Ramon of 918 Mariposa. Mr. Lucero is from San Francisco, California. .
St. Joes Grade School will have their P.T.A. meeting on May 17.1973 at 7:00 p.m.
Porfirio Aragon, a student at West High School has received trophies from La Alma for sports. Porifirio is a junior at West and is active in many sports. He plays for La Alma Center and is also academically talented.
Lonnie Harris also received a trophy for the Aztec football team, as an outstanding athlete. Lonnie although only eight years old has demonstrated exceptional abilities in sports.
Mariano Ruiz of 1052 West 10th Avenue paid a visit to his son who is a patient at the State Hospital in Pueblo. Mr. Ruiz believes that helping your family in a time of need with a letter or visit is meaningful.
The Fina gas station at 8th and Elati has been closed. The building was sold and the rent became too high for the manager Chris Gallegos to afford. He has moved the operation to another location. The building may be open for another business. The present owner is the operator of several parking lots along Delaware Street.
Several Los Ninos Headstart mothers will be taking the GED exam during May to receive their high school equivalency certificate. They have been working for 'five months preparing for the exam.
Carol Beemer, who is the nurse for several Headstart centers here on the Westside, married Loren Jones on Saturday, April 21st, in South Dakota.
Rosalie Padilla, who is the Los Ninos Headstart community aide, had a baby boy, Robert, on April 30,1973. The baby and mother are doing very well.
Secretary Wanted
Denver Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago, is presently accepting applications for the position of secretary. The position is full time and the replacement is needed by the 1st of July. Please call 244-2636 and ask for Cathy or Ramiro.
Easter Sunday First Holy Communion These children made their First Holy Communion on the weekend of April 22nd. Ruth Aragon. Blair Romero, Alan Del Toro. Anita De Herrera, and Lisa Mondragon.
WEDDING
Saturday. April 14th
Edward Roybal and Loretta
Duran
The parents of the groom are Mr. & Mrs. William Duran and the brides parents are Mr. & Mrs. Lee Duran. The Matron, of Honor was Geraldine Duran and the Best Man was Gilbert Duran. The ceremony was performed by Father Leroy Burke.
Deaths
Jerry Garduno
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Serafin '
Garduno
Age: 24
Address: 1138 Mariposa
Died: April 16th
Buried: April 19th at Mt. Olivet
Services by Father Patrick
Sullivan
Maclovia Casados Mother of Jenny Saconi Age: 80
Address: 45 Fox Street Died: April 20th Buried: April 23rd at Mt. Olivet Services by Father Robert Rebholz
Frank T. Silva
Father of Benjamin Silva and Andrew Silva Age: 54
Address: 647 Santa Fe Dr.
Died: April 25th Buried: May 1st at Ft. Logan Services by Father Patrick Sullivan
Exposition Set
The Westside Action Center, Eastside Center and the Denver Native Americans United, are sponsoring a Human Relations and Business Exposition at Curri-gan Hall on Memorial Day weekend May 25-28,1973.
This is the first time, that the Action Centers are sponsoring such an event as this one, and we hope that it will be a success, since we have spent a lot of time preparing for this Exposition.
Proceeds from this event will go toward the sponsoring action centers. If you would like more information about this Exposition, call Chuck Garicia* or Maria Quayle at 534-5141.
C.E.P. Seeks Enrollees
Do you need help to prepare for and get a meaningful job? 777-Have you heard about or thought of trying C.E.P. 7 We want to help and we can help!!!!- Heres how: If you live in the city and county of Denver and have a minimum annual income of $2,100 for a single person, up to $6,200 for a family of seven, you may be eligible to enroll in C.E.P. You must be 18 or older.
During the 4-6 week enrollment program we can help determine your capabilities in areas of work you can possibly succeed in. We will help you find the ,best possible job to fit your capabilities. We will keep in touch with you after you are on your job, and provide any needed assistance possible to insure you keep your job and remain self sufficient.
Incidentally, you will receive a cash stipend to help pay for expenses while you are actively participating in our program.
If you are interested call 892-7131 or come to our office at 1037 -20th Street next to the 20th Street Recreation Center, and ask for Gil Tafoya.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
430 West 9th A venue Kermit Dersture, Pastor
Worships: 9 a.m. Sundays Brice B aimer
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Joe Giron from Brothers Redevelopment is shown working on the storefront located next to the Aztlan Theatre. The building will be used for the Aztlan Junior High. This alternative school program is directed by Lois Jujan.
Westside Coalition dancers performed for the Metro State U.M.A.S. Chicano Awareness Week, as part of Cinco de Mayo celebration.___ " : ^ ______- .v,
AZTLAN THEATRE 974 Santa Fe 573-0188
Mexican Movie Schedule
May 12th and 13th.EL DERECHO DE NACER, con Julio
Aleman y Maricruz Oliviar.
CAPULINA SPEEDY GONZALES, con Capulina
CIELITO LINDO, con Luis Aguilar.
May 19th and 20th..PANICO, con Joaquin Cordero y
Ofelia Guilman.
UN HOMBRE CONTRA EL MUNDO, con Jorge Rivero, Elena Rojo y Nadia Milton.
ROSAS BLANCAS, la historia de Jose' Marte'.
May 26th and 27th..LA VIDA DE CHUCHO EL ROTO, con
Manuel Lopez Ochoa y Blanca Sanchez.
JUAN EL DESALMADO, con Juan Miranda y Lucha Villa
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