WEST SIDE RECORDER
Volume to Number 6 Monthly Newspaper of the West Side, Denver, Colorado June, 1973
Westside Loses Millions In Housing
Members of the Westside Coalition are shown being left our of the Centennial/Bi-Centennial addressing a large audience at Auraria Com- Housing, munity Center, concerning West Denver
New DiManiia Recall Started
On Tuesday, Junex 12, Waldo Benavidez. Richard Castro, and Adolph Gomez. Jr. filed a new recall petition with the city clerks office against Councilman Eugene "Gene" DiManna. They sited their reason for filing the recall as Councilman DiMannas proven incompetancy, insensitivity, and failure to work in the best interests of his constituents in District No. 9.
The Western Regional Conference of the National Tenants Organization will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Heart of Denver Motor Hotel, 1150 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, on June 29, 30 and July 1, 1973.
The National Tenants Organization is a private, Non-Profit Organization which provides information, training, and technical assistance to tenants and tenant groups throughout the nation, and represents tenants in policy development activities at the Nation Level. Topics such as Phase III BjjjlRent Control, Legislative issues for tenants, Organizing Tenants City and Statewide, Organizing in Spanish Speaking Communities, Legal Tactics, Public Housing issues, Private Housing issues, Revenue Sharing, and many, many others will be discussed. Many Speakers will be presented both from the Local and National level.
As the struggle for tenant's Rights intensifies, the need for tenants, organizers, and policy people to educate themselves on the forces confronting them become more important. In conjunction with this need, the Colorado Tenants Organization (a private non-profit organization) is sponsoring this Conference. This is a first for Denver and Colorado! Please plan to attend!
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The first recall was thrown out of court June 8th for iack of enough signatures. Individuals involved in that effort are appealing their case to the Colorado Supreme Court, charging that they were not given a fair hearing by the Denver Election Commission, and that many signatures were thrown out even though they were valid.
The second recall was announced shortly following the Mayor-City Council meeting of June 5th, when residents of District No. 9 discovered that nine million dollars in housing had been lost to the community, by a city council decision. Councilman DiManna did not even vote when the question was raised whether the housing should go to West Denver or East Denver. The housing proposal originally was drawn up as a Westside community venture, but was later split in half with the Eastside. Now all the funds are scheduled for East Denver.
DiManna has drawn fire by many of the residents in the district since he edged out Father Pete Garcia in June of 1971, by a slight margin of 235 votes. Residents have complained of the in-consistantly poor decisions he has made during his brief term in office.
One of the decisions that drew much criticism was his voting against an attempt by the West-side Coalition to rezone a section of the community to R-2, in order to preserve the residential makeup of the neighborhood, and to keep out speculation by absentee landlords. DiManna not only voted against this community plan, but openly fought it tooth and nail.
The district has bought to develop community-based programs for dealing with young juvenile offenders. One such program is the Westside YouthDevelopment Program, headed by Sonny Soriano. This program tries to rehabilitate young people before they get into serious trouble and have to be locked up, Di-
Manna has openly advocated that the solution to juvenile crime is locking the youth up. He sought a resolution by City Council endorsing the amendments to the Colorado Childrens Code. Some of these amendments called for sending some children as young as 14 up to Canyon City Penitentiary for certain offenses.
DiManna has been further criti-. cized for high speed chases through his district, even though he doesnt have a car equipped for such chases, for hitting Father Lara, a Catholic priest in a disagreement, for advocating strong arm police tactics in dealing with people in the parks and streets, for brutally beating up patrons of his bar Pics Corner.
Circulators of the new recall have until August to secure 2,111 names of qualified registered voters. They have obtained poll books and are going door-to-door, only asking those that are registered to sign'. The first weeks work netted over 500 signatures.
DiManna has charged that the recall is racially oriented because he is not a Chicano. Statistics would prove him wrong however, as a sizeable amount of the 500 who have signed are anglos who are equally frustrated with his poor leadership.
The United Westsiders for Improvement and Progress, a group of speculators and absentee landlords have endorsed Eugene DiManna. The Auraria Residents Organization (A.R.O.), today a paper organization also has come out in favor of Geno DiManna. Circulators of the petition are quick to point out that it is indeed unfortunate that this is the type of following that Councilman DiManna can muster.
DiMannas followers are now trying the same scare tactics they employed during the rezoning effort, by circulating flyers warning residents to be careful of circulators of the recall petition. The only problem is that the circulators of the recall petition are residents of the area, and known as sincere individuals.
A housing proposal that has been worked on by the Westside Coalition for the past two and a half years has been lost to. the community, and is now scheduled to be built in East Denver. This represents a loss to the community of a total of nine million dollars worth of housing that could have been built to accommodate low and moderate income people.
In the beginning, the housing program was called the Olympic Press Village. When it appeared that Colorado was to become the host state for the 76 Winter Olympics, the Westside Coalition realizing that poor people could not benefit from such an event, began to explore avenues that would channel benefits to those that were less fortunate than the skiers and ice skaters that would be coming to compete in the events.
At that time, the Denver Olympic Committee (D.O.C.) had toyed with the idea of centralizing the press that would come from around the world into what would be termed an Olympic Press Village. A site either along the Valley Highway or one in near West Denver was discussed.
The Westside Coalition believed that it was important to involve itself in the development of such a facility, for the Coalition became convinced that if it was developed -in a sensitive manner, that the after use of such a facility could be converted into low and moderate income units.
After many meetings with the D.O.C., the Coalition was able to convince them of the benefits of developing such a facility for they were coming under fire for forcing the Olympics down the peoples throats, and they were looking for projects that they could point to as innovative and of benefit to the average citizen.
The Olympic issue was a very controversial one, and the West-side Coalition joined with other groups in successfully getting a referendum passed that placed the Olympic question on the ballot, and allowed the citizens the opportunity to indicate whether or not they in fact wanted the Olympics in Colorado.
On Thursday, June 7 at Auraria Community Center, members of the Westside Coalition and concerned individuals from through-, out the city gathered at the center located at 1212 Mariposa, and leveled blasts at Mayor Mc-Nichols, Councilman Eugene DiManna, and other city officials who were responsible for West Denver losing the housing program which it originally initiated.
As a result, the Coalition through the help of attorney Donald Pacheco, filed an injunction against the city to freeze the six million dollar federal share that would be going to East Denver until a housing program could be devoloped for West Denver.
A fourteen-point priority list was presented to the Mayors officials the next day by Waldo Benavidez, Chairman of the Westside Coalition. The Mayors office was given the list and two weeks were given to respond.
On Friday, June 22. Ed Sulli-van and Ben Bezoff, assistants to the Mayor, came to Auraria Com-
At this point the housing program was cut in half. One "project would now be in the Westside, the other on the Eastside. The project was still originally a West Denver one however.
After the defeat of the Olympics, Mayor MeNichols saw the possibility of.still securing the housing program under the Bi-Centennial celebration that the state will be having in 1976. Twelve million dollars was set aside from the Federal government and the City of Denver set aside four million.
On June 5th, the Mayor and City Qouncil met and at that time the City Council was notified that only six million dollars was going to come to Denver and that they had to decide where the project would be built, either in the West-side, where the original project originated or in East Denver.
There was some discussion and a vote was cast. The Councilman for West Denver, Eugene Geno DiManna, did not even vote on the housing, but chose rather to abstain. .
Thus, a housing program that was conceived by residents of West Denver, and a project that eventually bought six million dollars from the Federal government to Denver, was taken away with.a s.troke of a pen, and without any struggle by the Councilman Eugene DiManna.
The Westside Coalition project called for a 300-unit high-rise for the elderly, a 300 motel-hotel economic venture with community-owned stores and facilities, and 300 units of co-op housing where the people would eventually own their own units.
The Coalition program would have called for minority contractors and architects to do the building, and would have developed numerous training programs for the youth to be involved in the actual construction.
The housing would have created a buffer zone against the Auraria College Complex and was very badly needed to save that end of the community from turning into parking lots and student orientated businesses.
munity Center and responded.
The first point called for a new health facility on 10th and Kala-math. Westsiders are now receiving health care in an old house and a couple of trailers. Mr. Bezoff indicated that a health facility located on the site the Coalition indicated would be-a number two priority in the Capital Improvements Budget for Health and Hospitals for the coming year.
The second point dealt with a. new recreation facility south of 6th Avenue. The Coalition has been working with'Parks and Recreation for over a year trying to get a center built in that end of the community. Mr. Sullivan indicated that Joe Ciancio would place that center high on the priority list for Capital Improvements.
A third point called for the city to donate the land of the old West-side Courthouse for a minority economic venture. The land originally scheduled to be donated in (Continued on page 8)
Coalition Blasts Officials For Housing Loss
Page 2June, 1973WEST SIDE RECORDER
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Like every- one else on the West Side, our family goes to the Seven-Eleven at least once in a while. Last week we made two trips there in the early evening. One time I saw the guy behind the counter sell $3.40 worth of glue to a young man. And believe me he wasnt selling him any model airplanes!! A few nights later my husband saw the same clerk sell $2.16 worth of glue.
This is just poison that is being sold into our community. The Seven-Eleven is no better than the big heroin pushers who sell smack to people in the community. Like the big heroin importers (including the CIA) and the big drug companies, the glue companies and the Seven-Eleven (which is part of the $1 billion Southland Corporation and the Texas National Bank of Dallas), they all sell drugs to make a profit. And they do it to keep their profit system goipg by drugging and destroying the people who suffer under this
Whos going to stop it? The clerk at the Seven-Eleven says the police know about it and dont care that poisonous drugs are being sold there. The big powerful pushers everywhere never get busted, we all know that. Even the schools push drugs Ritalin, an uppers to hyperactive kids. My little boy was once in a pre-school center with a three year old Ritalin addict!
It is up to us poor and working people to stand up against what is being done to us. If we get organized and learn about the problems we face, we can begin to force some change around here.
There is a group just starting at Auraria Center called Parents Against Drugs. Call and see when the meetings are and help us take some action on this terrible problem.
Sincerely, Marilyn McQuerrey
The group. Parents Against Drugs, has met regularly at Auraria Community Center for the purpose of working out an effective program to combat the drug problem in the community.
At one of the first meetings, it was decided by the group that it was necessary to have parents in the park as supervisors for the purpose of insuring that everyones rights be respected. Beginning Monday, June 25. there will be four women supervising in the park. Funds were obtained for this purpose from Parks and Recreation. Their hours of supervision will cover from 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
The drug counselors from the Pinto Program have offered their assistance in any capacity necessary to make this program work.
Mr. Larry Lovato, Director of Lincoln Park, has also offered full cooperation from his staff.
The next meeting of Parents Against Drugs will be held July 12, at 1:00 p.m.
I believe in Chicano Nation-* alism". but until now, national-sim" has been interpreted by many Chicanos as existing only outside the Establishment. I believe Chicanos can use nationalism within the Establishment to help fellow Chicanos who are oftentimes trampled on because the Establishment doesnt understand and is not sensitive to their needs or problems.
It is incumbent upon the Chicano working within the Establishment to force it to become sensitive to Raza. We Chicanos that are in economically comfortable positions are here, not
because we are more skilled, educated or talented than our carnales outside, but because our carnales have paid the bill for us. It is the barrio vato that got his .head bashed in, bloodied or busted in confrontations in the fields of Califa and Tejas, in the East Los Angeles Chicano Moratorium and in the Denver Blowouts, or in el barrio.
We do not owe our positions to the Establishment for it has successfully put up obstacles that have kept Chicanos out. Even today when we comprise about 7% of the nations population, we hold only 2.9% of the Federal jobs and these are mostly in the lower
TO: Mayor and Council
As members of the Saint Jude Parish Peace and Justice Committee, we wish to express our concern over recent Federal cutbacks that seriously endanger a proposed Housing Project for our West Denver brothers.
St. Jude is located in Lake-wood, as you know. However, we feel justified in speaking out in this matter because Federal funds are basically involved and because of our close and growing ties with parishes on the west side of Denver.
We are hoping that your decision to eliminate the near west side housing project can be reversed. Some of our reasons for this hope are as follows:
1. In Christian justice, we feel that first responsibility is for action now, which can establish badly needed housing for the area in question. The commitments to the west Denver community should be honored.
2. The original plan, known as the Denver Olympic Press Housing, was conceived by and for the west Denver community.
3. We agree with Mr. Barela (former HUD executive) who stated: Choosing to continue the east side section of the housing project is setting up a conflict between the citys Black population on the east side and the Chicano residents on the west side.
4. The decision to place housing
in the east Denver area does not seem appropriate as it would further impact an area with an additional 700 units, where 1500 subsidized units already exist.
5. We respectfully submit that there seems to be a consistency with which expressed and demonstrated needs by the west side community are not adequately resolved by governmental groups and agencies in carrying out their responsibilities.
As a group we also support the Denver Regional Council of Regional Governments Low Income Housing Plan.
We appreciate you consideration of our comments. Thank you.
Sincerely, St. Jude Peace and Justice Committee
We would like to publicly state that we object to the Mayor and City Councils decision to award the $6,000,000.00 for housing entirely to the East Side. We feel that this is entirely a political ploy to involve the Chicano and Black communities in a squabble between each other for this money. We demand a public apology from the Mayor and City Council for this obviously blatant and tainted move as well as rectification of this decision.
COUNCIL Dwight L. Freeman
paying levels. We Chicanos on the Federal payroll have our jobs because of the sacrifices of all Raza. We Chicano Feds should be working, not for a promotion, but for the betterment of nuestros carnales y carnalas.
I have recently accepted the job of Branch Manager of the Southwest Denver Social Security located at 2525 West Alameda Avenue, Denver, Colorado. This position was not a promotion for me/1 was a Branch Manager in El Centro, California back in 1967. In Denver it is an opportunity for me to use my knowledge of Social Security to help Chicanos and other minorities get the kind of service they deserve.
My office serves zip codes 80204, 11, 12, 19, and 23. The area is bordered on the west by Sheridan Boulevard, on the east by Broadway, on the north by 56th Avenue, and on the south by Yale Avenue.
Advantages of the Southwest Denver office include the following:
1. Two-thirds of our current staff is Chicano and bilingual. Barrio Spanish Spoken Here. Consequently, we can serve both English and Spanish speaking people.
2. Were located in a very easy-to-find location. The office is located five blocks east of Federal Blvd. on Alameda Avenue. Easy to reach by bus or car.
3. Our office is located on the ground floor. No climbing stairs. Its easy to find (Room 110)
4. Theres no parking hassle like downtown. There is free parking all around the office building.
5. We believe that we can process claims faster than any other Social Security office in the Denver Metro area.
Try us. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 19520, Denver, Colorado 80219. Phone number is 837-2564.
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The Westside community has been a focal point of interest for a long time. It has always been emerged in controversy of one sort or another. There are many types of people that live in this community, ranging from those that see the Westside as a place to have fun and hang around, or peddle drugs, and those that take part in the recreation activities available. There are also those who find this a place to find a home to rent at a low cost. There are also those who live in the Westside hoping that some day they can move to another neighborhood. There are also those that have made an investment in this community in terms of buying their home and raising their children, and have lived here for many, many years. There is another small group of people that only see this community for speculative purposes. These people oppose any meaningful efforts to improve the neighborhood. An example would be the historic rezoning issue that was very prominent in the headlines a year ago. Another issue would be the Olympic Press Housing, which would have provided many new homes in the area and would have been a big step towards rehabilitating a large portion of this community. This group took a negative viewpoint on both issues. But there are concerned individuals and organizations that continue in. spite of opposition towards the goal of a better community and a better way of life for all residents regardless of their ethnic background.
The Westside community has lost a project that would have generated nine million dollars into this community. This would have provided not only homes for families, but economic ventures and housing for the elderly. It would have provided jobs, subcontracting, apprenticeship and training opportunities for employment, and it would have begun the process of re-developing Santa Fe Street with shops operated by residents and catering to residents and tourists alike.
All of these benefits have been lost to this community because of the narrow mindedness of these few vested interest individuals who only see this as a community to exploit and speculate on. The Westside has been excluded from nearly all programs that would have contributed to rehabilitation of our neighborhood. The champion of this small group of insensitive people is Eugene Geno DiManna. a councilman who is notorious for his outright opposition to any effort that is made in behalf of our children who are the future resident's and home owners of this. neighborhood. Those that support Mr. Di-Manna would like to believe that the organizations and people that are concerned about a new and viable Westside community are radicals and violent types. They imply in flyers that they distribute. that intimidation is the way these organizations try to plan
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 Chock Garcia Fed DeHerrera
for a better tomorrow. To the contrary, the organizations which are being accused of violence and separatism are neighborhood-based organizations made of residents of diverse ethnic backgrounds who have for years tried to work within the system to make those in positions of power realize that this community needs a chance.
Years of hard work and meetings and neglecting their own families have gone into these preparations, not to mention the frustrations and seeming futility that many people feel when they encounter opposition and defeat. This opposition contributing to our defeat can be laid at the feet of our councilman who obviously is not representative of the people he claims to serve. A quick overview of his legislative positions makes this abundantly clear. There is presently a recall drive being conducted against this man. Recalls are a legitimate form of government from the Constitution of the U. S.. to the local level, this form of changing or objecting to bad representation is clearly stated. It is not as some people would have you believe a form of intimidation, but a right that every citizen of this country is entitled to.
The Westside Recorder would like to ask. Just who are the Westsiders for Improvement and Progress and Auraria Residents Organization (A.R.O.), and who do they represent? The West-side Recorder feels that the Westsiders for Improvement and Progress are a small group of vested interest speculators and that the Auraria Residents Organization is strictly a paper organization run by one paranoid and opportunistic woman. If this is an .indication of the kind of support councilman Eugene DiMarina can muster in this community, then that is more reason why he should be recalled.
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West side Improvement Cleanup
Westside Improvement Association is beginning its Annual Clean Up of trash. All large appliances and furniture are to be put as close to your alley as possible. No City Truck employees are suthorized to go into your yard to pick up discards. '
The Westside Improvement Association has always done this Annual Clean-up in the spring of each year. Due to the weather it was not permitted to do so before.
The first truck will be thru the Westside the week of July 9 thru the 13th from Broadway to Mariposa South of 6th to Ellsworth. This will be a one time pick up. Also North of West 6th Ave. to Colfax and Speer to Broadway to Mariposa will be scheduled later.
The Westside Improvement Association was told by the Sanitation Department that this time of the year was busy for them and they did not have the trucks or manpower but, would schedule one truck for the West Side Community.
Be sure to have the proper containers and if your cans are not large enough put trash in boxes or plastic bags so that trash can not be scattered easily, because you are responsible for keeping your alley clean. Help keep the neighborhood and community clean.
For futher information call: Wilma Dabrowski, 1115 Inca Street, Denver, CO 80204, 244-9096.
Parish Has Full Schedule
The Denver Inner City Parish summer programs will start on June 19th. They will be open Tuesday through Friday from then through August 17th. There will be camping and field trips over some week-ends. The programs will include arts & crafts, baseball, films, open recreation, field trips, etc. Below is a schedule of programs for the summer.
This year, besides our year-round staff, we have working on summer programs: Bob Gazotti, Zeke DeLeon, Lou Perez, Anthony Garcia, Mary Ann Mcn-dragon, Linda Trujillo, Steve Medina, Sammy Leyba, Danny Torres, and Earl Anya. With a staff like that how can we miss having the best summer ever at the Parish? All are welcome to take part!
The Parish Preschool is'now taking applications for their summer session. Our class this summer "will consist of pre-
Students To Attend School In Mexico
More than forty Denver Public School students, from ten different Denver secondary schools, will participate in a four-week Spanish language program to be held in Saltillo, Mexico, from July 16 to August 11. The students will be accompanied on the trip by four Denver teachers.
The participants will live with a Saltillo family and participate in local fiestas and celebrations while taking courses of their choice in Spanish language, literature, art and cultural related courses. A special feature at the program provides a private tutor in Spanish conversationjor each student.
The Denver Public School program is being conducted in cooperation with the Instituto de Filologia Hispanica of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Purpose of the program is to provide experiences for students in the language to develop their communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Upon completion, students may apply for high school credit.
For further information contact: James J. Soran, Jr., Supervisor, Foreign Languages, 266-2255, Extension 383.
kindergarten (5 year olds) children and will emphasize Mexican culture. Class will run from June 19th through August 10th, Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. So far we have two community people who will work with us this summer and we hope more will become involved. If you would like to enroll your child for the summer session or volunteer your services to our school, please contact Donna at 244-2636.
Monday: No Programs; 9:30 Staff Meeting; 12:00-1:00 Lunch (need volunteers); 1:00 Planning Meeting; 6:00-8:00$||jjj! Spanish Classes (Junior High and up).
Tuesday: 9:30-11:30 Preschool (need volunteers); 9:30 Baseball (10 & 11 year olds); 9:30 Sewing Class (Adults) (need volunteers); 12:00-1:00 Lunch (need volunteers) : 1:00-5:00 Arts and Crafts (need volunteers); 1:00-5:00 Recreation (need volunteers); 7:30-10:00 Family Night Recreation (need volunteers); 7:30-10:00 Wood-shop (need volunteers).
Wednesday: 9:30 Worship Services and Field Trips (Adults); 9:30-11:30 Preschool (need volunteers); 9:30
Baseball; 12:00-1:00 Lunch (need volunteers); 1:00-5:00 Arts and Crafts (need volunteers); 1:00-5:00 -^Recreation (need volunteers); 6:00-8:00 Spanish Classes (Junior High and up); 7:30-10:00 Night Recreation (need volunteers); 7:30-10:00 Woodshop (need volunteers).
Thursday: 9:30-11:30 Preschool (need volunteers); 9:30 Baseball; 9:30 Â§ Field Trips (Youth) (need volunteers); 12:00-1:00 Lunch (need .volunteers); 1:00-5:00 Arts and Crafts (need volunteers); 1:00-5:00 Recreation (need volunteers); 7:30-10:00 Night Recreation (need volunteers); 7:30 Auto
Friday: 9:30-11:30 Preschool (need volunteers); 9:30 Baseball; 9:30 &Â§ Films (all day); 12:00-1:00 Lunch (need volunteers); 1:00-5:00 Arts and Crafts (need volunteers); 1:00-5:00 Recreation (need volunteers).
Saturday and Sunday: Camping and Field Trips.
We need Volunteers for Community involvement.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH
430 West 9th A venue Kermit Dersture. Pastor
Worships: 9 a. m. Sundays Brice Baimer
Are you involved in summer school programs?
If not, enroll today Call the office 892-1038
WEST SIDE RECORDERJune, 1973Page 3
The Thomas Cisneros family from left to right: Allen, Donna, Mrs. Carolyn Cisneros and Thomas Cisneros.
This month the Westside Recorder would like to salute Mr. Thomas Cisneros and his wife Carolyn for all their community involvement and effort.
Mr! Cisneros of 12 Fox Street was born in 1941 at 2312 10th Street, right off the Valley Highway. He was the youngest of fifteen children. He was one of the first Chicanos to enter Edward L. Brown Elementary School. He attended Lake and Cole Jr. High and graduated from North High School. He has lived on the West-side for 11 years.
His wife Carolyn has lived on the Westside all her life. After graduating from St. Joes, she attended college at Loretto Heights for one year. Mr. and Mrs. Cisneros were married July 15,1961, at St. Josephs Church. They now have two children, Al, 11 years old, and Donna, 5 years old. They attend St. Joes and Fairmont School respectively.
Mr. Cisneros owned Senior Tomas Restaurant before going into the Navy. He was in the Navy for two years and left in 1960 as a 2nd Class Petty Officer, after serving 16 months overseas. He boxed while he was in the Navy and held the West Coast Lightweight Championship, and was a contender for the East Coast Championship. He presently drives truck and trailer for Acme Delivery.
He is involved extensively in St. Josephs Church activities, serving as Chairman of the Education Committee, Coaching Grade School Football, is a St. Al-phonsus Guard at St. Joes, served as a Boy Scout Leader Institutional Representative, and is the Chief Cook at all St. Josephs functions.
For the last three years he has cooked for the following St. Joes functions: (1) Spring and Fall Bazaar, (2) Mothers Day Banquet, (3) New Years Eve Dances.
Both he and his wife Carolyn served on the Parents Advisory Board. She helped organize the Boy Scouts at St. Joes. She was a den mother and treasurer of the troop. She is currently a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and has served as President for two years.
Ms. Cisneros was the organizer and hospitality chairman of the Southwest Deanary, which is part of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Concerning the recent recall petition against Councilman Eugene Geno DiManna, Mr. Cisneros stated Ive known Geno since I was a teen-ager in the Northside. I never felt he was qualified when he first ran for office because I didnt feel he was aware of the needs of the West-side or of the people. When he won, I was surprised: In his recent actions, he has proven to me that he is not qualified. By not voting for the housing program of the Westside Coalition, I believe he caused a great deal of housing, job opportunities, and money
to be lost to this district.
Mr. Cisneros indicated that he is looking forward to becoming a member of the Westside Coalition in the near future.
He said the turning point in his life, and one of the reasons why he became involved was when he made his CURCILLO. This is a movement in the Catholic Church to get laymen involved in the church and community. Mr. and Mrs. Cisneros are truly involved both religiously and in the community, and the Recorder therefore singles them out for their efforts.
Sunday-8:009:1511:0012:15 Daily8:0012:155:15 Holiday7:008:0012:155:15
Daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEGION OF MARY-
Each Monday at 7:00 p.m.
4th Sunday of Month at 1:30 p.m. Mass
NOVENA TO ST. ANTHONY-
Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m.,
NOVENA TO ST. JUDE-
Fridavs at 8 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m
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St. Joes Graduates Last Class
On Sunday. June 3. St. Joseph's High School conducted its last graduation ceremony. The 65-yea f-old school ran into the same financial problems that closed other small parish high schools like Annunciation and Mount Carmel. The Denver Catholic Archdiocese made an official announcement to close the school last October 10. and the students and parents who had hoped to somehow save the facility are now faced with the realization that the structure will be closed.
The Commencement speaker. Glen Cope, who taught and coached at the school from 1969 to 1972. and is now at Centauri High School near LaJara. Colorado, told the 64 graduates and others in the audience at the school gymnasium that students had a rough time" the last couple of years under the threat of closure.
The fact that St. Joe's was able to resist the closure of the school for so long while it was challenged time and again, shows that the students and parents had the same characteristics of the school's mascot, the Bulldog." Cope said.
St. Joseph's. 621 Fox Street, opened in 1908 and graduated its first class in 1916.
Now most of its underclassmen. along with those from other closed Catholic high schools, will go to Central Catholic High School (formerlyCathedral).
The Rev. Dennis Dwyer. St. Joseph's principal, will teach part-time at Central and will devote the rest of his working time to Catholic Youth Services.
The following is a list of the 1973 Graduating Class:
Graduating Class of 1973
Alvarez. Toby L.
Apodaca. Tim Apolinar. Desiree M.
Baca. Dianne S.
Benavidez. Valerie Nadine Bluejacket. Mary L.*
Busheff. Cynthia Lu Casorla. Martin Davis. Mary A.*
Dufficy. James Joseph*
Duran. Benjamin L.
Duran. Kathleen P.
Eastland. Jeanne Camille Encinias. Rachel C .*
Espinosa. Priscilla Espinoza. Ronald Gene Gallegos. Janet E.
Garcia. David Michael Garcia. Lillian Mary*
Jose R. Soriano Coordinator, Project
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
Jennifer Vigil Streetworker
Garcia. William D. Glasscock. Ronald D.
Harper. Margaret A.
Harper. Theresa Elizabeth Hastings. Viki L.
Hoeft. Donald C.
Holligan. Francis J. Jorgensen. Kent Johnson. Deborah C.
Keller. Paulette J.*
Kois. Gloria Ann*
Kolenc. Victor J.*
Koyama. Christella E.
Lauro. Laura Lea Lopez. Caroline*
Lopez. Gloria J.
Lopez. Michael G.
Lovato. Andres R.. Jr. Lovato. Theresa E.
Lovatto. Phyllis M.
Madrigal. Veronica Elena Maez. Phil F.
Maez. Richard Martin. Charles F.
Martinez. Anthony R. Martinez. Michael Jacob Medina. Lorraine M.
Medina. Ricky F.
Medina. Theresa M.
Meier. Douglas B.*
Mendoza. Abel Mendoza. Cecilia Pacheco. Delphia Evelyn Ramirez. Amador Amer. Jr. Reitmajer. Danita L.* Rendon. Norma C. Rodriguez. Rose Ann Rodriguez. Rosemary Romero. Brenda R.
Ruybal. Daniel Tony Sanchez. Marlene L.
Sena. Michael F. Sharpsteen. Florietta K. Sullivan. Debbie Sue* Young. Charles Lee
* National Honor Society
Over the past years, the West-side Recorder has chosen a community leader or a resident who has been active in community affairs and given them coverage in the Community Profile. The Recorder would like to now spot-, light many of the young people who are active in the community and in the schools in the area as well. This will be a special section devoted to those youth 18 and younger who contribute much to the neighborhood.
This month the Recorder would like to spotlight Miss Phyllis Lovato. a recent graduate from St. Josephs High School.
Miss Lovato has been involved in St. Joes High activities all four years she has attended the school. Her freshman year she was selected by her classmates to serve as President of the Freshman Class, and served as the Freshman Student Council Representative. She was also chosen as Freshman Royalty for the Pep Club Dance.
Her sophomore year she served as secretary of the N.F.L. Club, was a junior varsity cheerleader and acted in the school play (Jesus Christ, SuperStar).
Starting her junior year, she became even more involved. She was awarded by the faculty as the best Junior English Student. She served as varsity cheerleader, was chosen by the junior class to the Prom Royalty, and again acted in the school play (Save the Life of My Child).
Miss Lovato started to become more involved in community activities her last year at St. Joes, but still found time to play an active role in the affairs of the
WYDP Starts Work Program
The Westside Youth Development Project has implemented a new summer education program geared to deal with students primarily in grade school who are having difficulties in the public school environment. The program is scheduled to last 10 weeks.
The project will hire 20 students who have been referred to the Westside Youth Development Project through the social workers at the neighborhood elementary schools. The age of participants in the summer program are 13 years old and under.
These 20 students will be assigned to attencj class 1/2 day to develop better study habits and will receive individualized instruction. The other 1/2 day will be spent in work groups of five. These small groups will work under the supervision of four team leaders, one leader for each group.
The four team leaders are dropouts from the Denver public schools and are required to attend G.E.D. classes throughout the summer or until the time that they receive their G.E.D. They will be paid $2.50 per hour. 40 hours per week. This time will not all be spent working, but also in studying. After the successful completion of five weeks, the team leaders will receive a raise in hourly pay of 25 cents. If the team leader receives his G.E.D. during the program time, they will receive a cash bonus of $25.00.
The instructors for the project are students at Metro State College and have chosen to work with the Westside Youth Development Project for independent study in Chicano Studies Department. These students from Metro will be very beneficial to the program in that the younger student will be able to look up to a college student who takes personal interest in their own learning experience. Individualized instruction
will be given to the students where it is felt that it is needed. Progress reports will be kept and checked weekly by the Community School Co-ordinator of the Westside Youth Development Project.
The 20 young students will be payed $6.50 per day. This should give the students incentive to keep an interest in school, responsibility.
The summer educational employment program was implemented to provide an educational need of the community that was not previously available.
The students involved are recognized as having difficulties in the school environment. Hopefully. what we will prove is that community educational programs are needed and can be provided through the community.
The work teams will be available to provide clean-up and fixup non-cost services for elderly, disabled residents in West Denver. If you need some of these services. please feel free to come in or call 572-8281.
Thank you, Carlos Perez Andy Garcia Community School Co-ordinators
G. I. Forum Dance Slated
The Skyline Chapter of the G. I. Forum will be hosting a dance at the Annunciation Parish Hall this Saturday, June 30, from 9:00 in the evening until 1:00 in the morning. The hall is located at 3600 Lafayette Street.
Admission to the dance will be $4.00 per couple. There will be a cash bar. All proceeds from the dance will go towards the purchase of a new building for the Skyline Chapter.
school. She was elected by her classmates to the office of President of the Latin American Club. She served as varsity cheerlead-
The Westside Youth Development Project which has been in full progress for three months now, is looking for community people to sit on its hearing panel. Each team consists of seven people, four youths and three adults, the age limit for youth is from 14 thru 21 and adults 21 and up. Persons interested must live within the boundires of the project which lie from Alameda to Colfax and from Platte River to Broadway.
Community involvement will be of great help to make this project a successful one. The youth in our community tend to be led astray from school or start mischevious ordeals on the streets which lead them into the hands of the Juvenile Courts.
The project tires to catch these* various youths before they become labled as Juvenile Delinquents and help them with the resources that we have available to us at this time. We will attempt to motivate the youth in futher education, recreation and employment this summer to have them return to school in the fall with an understanding that education will play a great part in their future.
The Hearing Panel will be utilized in the project to help youth and parents better under-
er, and served as Homecoming Royalty 1st Attendant.
Her community activities in-' elude aid to the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee. She served as a volunteer in their office, typing, answering phones, and picketing.
She serves as commentator for Sunday Mass, is the youth representative to the St. Josephs Parish Council, was a teacher aid to St. Joseph's High School this last year, and served as a board member of the Auraria Community Center.
She listed as her interests: drama, fashions, and clothing. Her future plans ball for attending a study seminar in Spain. She said. I feel that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I hope to learn more about the Spanish part of my culture.'
After coming back from Spain this August, she plans to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She will be majoring in marketing. Phyllis Lovato will no doubt be a credit to St. Josephs High School, her family, and to the Westside community.
stand what problems they are faced with and work to find solutions to these problems. All who would be interested in sitting on the hearing panel can contact Chris Vigil Hearing Panel Coord, at 1102 Santa Fe (upstairs from Westside Action Center) or call 572-8283.
Summer Youth Program Started
The Westside Action Center is currently sponsoring a Summer Youth Program. There are 20 NYC students working at the Center, and after July 1st. the students will be available to help residents in Target Area E with anything from yard work to baby sitting during the hours from 9 a.m., thru 5 p.m.. Mondays thru Wednesdays.
On Thursdays the students will go out in the community and recruit youngsters who would be interested in going on excursions to the Zoo. Mint. Movies etc. Fridays will be, set aside for the excursions.
The program will continue until the students go back to school. For further information call 534-5141. and ask for Chuck Garcia or Maria Luz Quayle.
Camp Malo Opened
The first day of summer has come, but many youth in Denver will not have anything to do for the next few months. This will not be the case for West Denver youth. The Auraria Community Center along with the Westside Youth Development Project are getting ready for the first opening of Auraria Youth Camp, (Camp Malo). On Thursday of last week, the Streetworkers from the project brought many youths for physicals to the Mariposa Health Center. These kids will be the first to attend Camp Malo starting on Monday. June 25,1973. This vyill start off a week of activities for many boys and girls. Camp Malo will give the children of West Denver Community a chance at camping experience. Because of financial disadvantages these children would probably never have a chance to experience what nature has to offer.
Camp Malo will provide many learning experiences for the children that attend. Camp Malo located in Turkey Creek Canyon has all the facilities to make an outing most enjoyable.
The staff at Camp Malo are anxious and eagerly awaiting the first bus load of children.
John Roybal, Director; Joe Roybal. Victoria Gonzales, Tony Valarde and Rich Garda have planned a schedule that will teach each child responsibility, team work and many hours of memorable experiences.
The Westside Youth Development Project is offering free scholarships to children that might want to attend and learn the way of life outdoors.
Rich Garcia, cook for the camp promises plenty of good food for those hearty appetites that the children will develop between breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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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 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 with the percentage of young people presently being processed through the Juvenile Courts.
Our project consist^ of commu-
Chicano Studies News
The demand is very great for bi-lingual bi-cultural trained personnel.
In response to the above need the Department of Chicano Studies will submit a major to the curriculum committee in the very near future.
According to Rueben Aguirre. Chairman of the department, many calls are received daily for graduates with a background in Chicano Studies.
We have over three-hundred students minoring in Chicano Studies, however the number that complete a B. A. degree yearly is very low. The main reason for a small number completing a minor who graduate is summarized below.
All students are required to have a major in an academic area. It is very disgusting to hear of so many Chicano students dropping out because of the lack of motivation: That is, many do not wish to pursue any other course of study, they feel insecure..
The majority of Chicano students surveyed indicate that they wish to major in Chicano Studies. They show a preference for studying their own language, history and culture. They feel more confident. much more interested and feel extremely comfortable studying about their own people. They feel more sensitiveness and welcomed in a department that has Chicano professors.
The number of Chicano students dropping out of MSC yearly is tremendously high. Mr. Aguirre feels that a major could well be the solution to keeping many Chicano students in at MSC.
The faculty and students of the department would appreciate hearing from Chicano organizations and individuals concerning this proposal.
Those interested in supporting the proposal should write as soon as possible to:
Rueben E. Aguirre, Chairman Dept, of Chicano Studies, Box 55 Metropolitan State College 250 West 14th Avenue Denver, Colorado 80204
Applications are now being accepted by Inner City Parish, 910 Galapago, for a full-time secretary. Hours would be from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call 244-2636. Start immediately.
nity oriented people who are well 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 prd-grams that are specifically designed to meet the needs of youth, such as Atzlan Jr. High, Denver Opportunity's 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.
IMAGE NATIONAL CONVENTION TO BE HELD
Incorporated Mexican American Governmental Employees (I.M.A.G.E.) will be having their annual national meeting in Phoenix. Arizona. July 6th and 7th. The purpose of the meeting according to Patricio Gonzales, Chairman of the Denver Chapter, is to establish a wider national
Barbara Montano of Denver has been selected as one of the 20 finalists in a nationwide competition to study for an M.A. at Yale University. She will receive her M.A. in 1974 in Urban Studies obrained through the Urban Fellows Program.
She is the only Chicana in the nation to receive the fellowship this year. The scholarship includes academic study at Yale with internship in city management at the city of her choice.
Barbara graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1969 and was coordinator of the Mexican American program until August of 1972.
Presently, she is educational coordinator of the Colorado Pinto Program which services exoffenders in applying for, and obtaining admission into institutions of higher education.
She is president of Las Valentinas, a Chicana service organization:. She is a member of the minority task force for channel 9, KBTV, and is a past member of Colorado committee, mass media for the Spanish sur-named, as well as being a member of various community organizations.
She has two children, Anthony, 4, and DeAnna, 3.
base to help fight employment discrimination in the government as it relates to all members of the Spanish-surnamed ethnic group.
On August 5th. IMAGE, in conjunction with the Skyline G.I. Forum, will be hosting Una Se-mana Con La Raza at Lakeside Amusement Park. This is the second year the two groups have cosponsored the event. The purchase of a $2.00 ticket at the door allows for unlimited free rides between the hours of 12:00 noon and 6:00 in the evening. In addition, there will also be door prizes and raffles conducted. Proceeds from this annual event go towards the development of the IMAGE skills bank and towards the construction of a new building for the Skyline Chapter of the G.I. Forum.
On August 13th. the two groups will be sponsoring a free presentation of the Denver Symphony Orchestra doing solely Mexican composed music at Red Rocks Theatre. In addition, the Ballet Chicano de Aztlan. a local dance troupe will perform also. These .productions will be free of charge to the public. For further information regarding any of the above activities, please call Patricio Gonzalez 837-2107.
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The Denver Art Museum will begin to conduct Spanish language tours.
Museum To Offer Spanish Language Tours
. The Denver Art Museum has announced the initiation of tours given in Spanish to supplement its established tour program. The guided tours, all given by native Spanish speakers, are slated for 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Reservations may be made by calling 297-2265.
Mrs. Don Mullins, head of the Spanish touring volunteers, is training her guides to be capable of giving everything from general building tours to coverage of specific floors, galleries, and art subjects. Mrs. Mullins brings her experience with a similar program in Witchita to the Denver Art Museum's newest venture.
ST. JOSEPHS CHURCH
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.
605 West 6th A venue 534-4408
CENTER 568 Galapago 222-9126
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Veterans Lose Benefits
Miss Judy Lucero was recently selected as the Statewide G.I. Forum Queen at their annual convention. Miss Lucero was representing the Mile High Chapter.
Drug Counsel Available
The Narcotic Addiction Treatment Program, a part of the Denver General Community Mental Health Center is opening a clinic for the treatment of narcotic addicts at 126 Acoma.
The clinic will provide a variety of services for the narcotic addict and both staff and patients are available for consultation and speaking engagements concerning drug addiction. For further information phone 778-6317.
The Clinic will be open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Earlier this year the United Veterans Committee initiated a Senate Bill 117 to provide tuition waivers to all residents of Colorado who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam conflict. The Bill would have provided free tuition to all veterans who were residents of Colorado. Prior to entering the Armed Forces, up to a maximum of $322.00 per academic year, for 4 years maximum. It now appears that this bill will not reach the house floor for a vote.
In a survey conducted by United Veterans Committee, a questionnaire was mailed to all state legislators, the response to this survey was that 88% favor the tui-tion waiver for Veterans. On March 7, 1973 the Senate Education Committee passed the bill by a 9 to 2 vote. Several weeks later it was passed on the Senate floor by a vote of 27-1. At this time the United Veterans Committee felt that the bill would have a fair chance of passing, as they felt, they had developed enough support in the House.
Ironically the v bill became downed in the House Education Committee. The Committee chairman continually postponed action on the bill, until one day before the legislature was scheduled to adjourn the current session. This placed the bill in a state of limbo, it was to late to bring the bill before the floor of the House for action.
It is inconceivable that the legislature was not allowed to vote on this issue. The ability of anyone to postpone action on a particular bill, because he
Head Start Staff Has Training
The Peanuts Head Start Staff has planned a training session for parents of Head Start children during the summer. The schedule is:
Orientation Normal Child Growth and Development
July 13th Techniques for observing
in the classroom Observation of other programs July 17th Fathers are Parents too
July 20th Child Management
July 24th Toy Library
Use of Reinforcers July 27th TimeOut
Film Talking Together
August 1 Toy Library
Drugs & The Preschool Chi Id Child Abuse
August 8th Film With No One To Help Us
Teaching New Behavior
These sessions have been planned and will be done by experts in their field. |
All sessions will be held at Peanuts Head Start Center, 430 W. 9th Ave. We are requesting that you sign up for the course in advance by calling the Center at 534-8573 or Auraria Community Center 534-7614.
Credit will be given through the Emily Griffith Opportunity School.
1- 3 p.m.
9-9:30 a.m. 0:30-12 a.m. 7-10 p.m. 9-12 a.m. 12-2 p.m.
2- 3 p.m. 9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
opposes it. is not the design of our system. The Colorado citizenry has been deprived of the opportunity to express their gratitude, to the men and women of Colorado who served them in this most controversial of wars.
Liqior Stores and Bars Develop On Broadway
On June 12, West Denver residents banded together and voiced enough concern through the use of petitions and phone calls to defeat a liquor license from being issued to Mr. Wesly D. Rogers, owner of La Posada Restaurant of lyiexico, at 51 West 4th.
Petitioners argued that there are enough liquor outlets in the area, and that further liquor outlets would only contribute to the decline of the residential area. There is a danger of Broadway becoming a skid-row with X-Rated movie houses already on the commercial strip, and now there are numerous liquor licenses being applied for bars and liquor stores.
On July 5, at 9:30 in the morning, another liquor license hearing will be held at 1445 Cleveland, Room-104, in the Office of Liquor and Excise.
Broadway Bens Inc. made up of the following individuals, Mr. Ben RichtelE- President, Ms. Sherry Stark Vice President, and Mr. Steve Kanowitz Treasurer, Secretary, have taken out the application for the liquor license. West Denver residents are encouraged to attend this meeting and voice their disapproval of more liquor stores.
If you cannot attend the meeting, but wish to show support of keeping more liquor stores out of the area, write to: Mr. George Canjar, Secretary, 1445 Cleveland, Room 104, Denver, Colorado.
Several community service agencies on the near west side of Denver are seeking teenage volunteers this summer. Teen-ages will work in recreation programs, teach many different sports, read to younger children or demonstrate arts and crafts, and visit the elderly.
Teenagers are also needed as volunteer office workers, to answer phones, type or file, in offices of environmental and social action agencies.
The United Way Volunteer Bureau has lists of Denver agencies which offer volunteer opportunities for teenagers this summer. Young people interested in volunteering are invited to call the Volunteer Bureau at 573-6666 for referral.
Auraria Summer Program
Auraria Community Center is offering programs for people of all ages this simmer.
Virginia Castro, Vickie Garcia, and Maria Martinez, the social services staff, have been working on a door to door basis in order to inform more people in the community of activities offered at Auraria.
So far this summer the schedule at the center is as follows:
Tues. & Thurs. Wednesday
Senior Arts & Crafts Drama Class (1st & 3rd grade)
Young girls Fun Group I Advanced Ceramics Young Girls Ceramics Seniors Fun Group Young Boys Arts & Crafts Mothers Morning Out (free babysitting provided) Parents Against Drugs
Young^oys Fun Group Cermaics Beginners Young Girls Arts & Crafts Seniors Ceramics Young Girls Fun Group II
INSTRUCTOR Loyola Salazar Connie Ruybol Bonfils Theater (trans. provided) Maria Martinez Loyola Salazar Loyola Salazar Vickie Garcia Connie Ruybol Maria Martinez
(meetings set up generally on Thurs.) Vickie Garcia Loyola Salazar Connie Ruybol Loyola Salazar Maria Martinez
TIME Afternoon 1:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.
Some of the youngsters who participated in the field day are shown proudly displaying the robbons they won. The field' day was sponsored by the Westside Coalition in conjunction with its Strep Throat and Rheumatic Fever Education Program.
Coalition Sponsors Field Day
On May 26, the Westside Coalition sponsored a field day at Daley Park located on 3rd and Ellsworth. There were approximately 100 individuals present, the majority of whom were children.
The field day was part of a six-month program sponsored by the
Dan Sandoval, is shown preparing hot dogs for the approximately 100 children who participated in the field day.
Coalition to educate residents of West Denver about the dangers of untreated strep throat and rheumatic fever.
Other activities have included public service announcements on television and radio, news articles in the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, a door-to-door campaign, visits to all the
schools by Celina Garcia and Julio Gonzales with an explanation to all the children in West-side schools about the signs and dangers of rheumatic fever and strep throat, three-thousand coloring books have been distributed to the children of West Denver detailing these dangers.
The Coalition has also sponsored a free movie at the Aztlan Theatre located on 9th and Santa Fe. Over 650 children took advantage of this free showing The Coalition will be hosting another free movie June 30, at the same theatre. All that is needed is the attached coupon and any and all children are allowed free of charge.
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Sponsored by the Westside Coalition From 12:00 2:30
'THOSE MA GNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES"
Stuart Whitman Sarah Miles
Red Skelton James Fox
Bring this coupon and it entitles the entire family to free admission.
THIS COUPON ENTITLES FREE ADMISSION TO THE AZTLAN THEATRE CHILDREN'S MATINEE
June 30 At 12:00 Noon
Sponsored by the Weft Side Coalition Strep & Rheumatic Heart Program
Crespin Chosen Outstanding Student
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Alberta Crespin is shown receiving a plaque from Dr. Phillip Ortego, honoring her as the top student at M.S.C.
Street Academy Sets Program
Alberta Crespin. 941 Kalamath was recently awarded a plaque as the Outstanding Student at Metro State College from the office of the president.
Ms. Crespin, a life-time resident of West Denver, has long been active in trying to make the Westside a better place for all people to live.
She stated that one of her com-* munity activities that she is highly involved in is the Westside Coalition. She pointed out that she was one of the original founders of the Coalition, a neighborhood group that is seeking to re-develop and maintain the Westside as a residential community.
Other groups and organizations she has served, on include: The Lincoln Park Resident. Council, Westside Action Council.
Larry Gonzales, program director .for Westwood Y.E.S. (Youth Employment Service), announced that he now has five full-time staff members on board. They are: Jim Quintana, job developer: Denese Baca, referral and placement: Alfred Sandoval, counselor: Chuck Hernandez, Counselor aide: and Yvonne Ewegen, counselor. In addition, Joey Lucero of Denver Opportunity (DO) and Randy Contreras of Youth Opportunities Center (YOC) work part-time with the project. Maurice Velasquez and Rich Gallegos. CCR staff members assigned to southwest Denver, provide additional assistance through their daily community involvement with the Westwood area.
In the first three weeks of operation. 16 youths have been, placed on summer jobs. Gonzales
Karate Tourney Set
A Korean Tae Kwon Do karate tournament will be held at St. Josephs gymnasium this Saturday, June 30, from if: 00 till 5:00 in the afternoon.
The price for admission will be $1.00 for adults and. 50 cents for children under twelve. Refreshments will be on sale and include burritos, hot dogs, potato chips, and pop. All proceeds from the tournament will be used for the Karate Club.
The tourney is being sponsored by the Santa Fe Storefront, St. Joes parish and the Y.M.C.A.
Gil Ortiz said that the Storefront offers karate lessons every Saturday afternoon for two hours. The price of the lessons are $2.00 per week. The Storefront is located on 618 Santa Fe. For more information call 825-1531.
Tutoring Offered At Auraria
Auraria Community Center is offering tutoring for all school age children. Student teachers from Metro State College will be available at the center for this purpose.
Any parent who would like his child to be tutored in any subject (ex. mathematics, spelling, reading)- please contact Auraria Community Center for information at 534-7615.
Beginning Monday, June 25, there will be a class in mathematics for elementary age youngsters. The instructor, Colonel Hight, devised his own method which involves figuring multiplication problems with the fingers. It is an amazing method and youngsters having trouble with math would benefit from this.
Contact Vickie Garcia at Auraria to sign up or call 534-7615.
Auraria Community Center, Model Cities G.A.C., St. Joes PTA, UMAS Metro, and is a Democratic Committee woman.
In addition to her community activities, Ms. Crespin has found time to serve on the Curriculum Committee of the Student Government, helped develop a bilingual program and tutorial program at St. Joes, which utilizes students from Metro UMAS. She also serves as the liaison between the college and the Westside community through the Westside. Rer. corder.
Ms. Crespin stated, I decided to go to college not so much for-myself, but to show my children, my friends and relatives that if we are only given the opportunity. Chicanos Can do as well in
said they are beginning to average three placements a day. Jobs for the youth include sales clerk, telephone solicitor, truck driver, and shipping and receiving clerk.
Currently, some 70 applications from youths aged^.14-21 have been filed at the Westwood Y.E.S. office. Gonzales said his staff is continually seeking out and contacting viarious businessmen throughout the Westwood area to discover available job opportunities. In addition, Gonzales said, they have use of a job information bank on loan from the Youth Opportunities Center.
The Westwood Y.E.S. project officially began operation on June 1. It is a temporary, 120-day project sponsored and operated by the Denver Commission on Community Relations (CCR). Westwood Y.E.S. has.two major objectives: to secure a minimum of 100 summer jobs for Westwood area youth and to develop programs which will expand educational opportunities for youth in that area. The CCR will operate Westwood Y.E.S. under a $35,211 contract from Denver Opportunity.
Gonzales said the flexibility in program design provided by CCR executive director, Minoru Yasui, has given us opportunity to operate a successful youth program. Also, the widespread acceptance in the community, by both the youth and parents has definitely provided added incentive to our program.
West High Reunion
The West High School graduate class of 1943 is planning a Thirtieth Anniversary Reunion on July 14, 1973. at the Evergreen Elks Club in Evergreen, Colorado.
At this time, provisions are being made to present awards to particular 1943 class members in attendance at the dinner-dance party.
The 1943 Reunion Committee invites other interested West High alumni to attend and. cautions that reservations must be made prior to June 25. Reservations cannot be accepted after that date. For further information, you may call Isabel Hill at 985-3517.
college as other people. Ms. Crespin is the mother, of three children, Vincent, Lupe, and Ray. All attend St. Josephs Grade School.
She has had to raise the children, go to school and hold down part-time jobs while attending Metro. It has not been easy, she said. My mother has been extremely supportive, and if it had not been for her, I could never have graduated. My children have also been understanding because much of the time I am gone, she stated.
Ms. Crespins future plans include attending Denver University Graduate School of Social Work to work on her Masters Degree. She has just been accepted, and is waiting to hear word on a Scholarship she has applied for.
Ms. Crespin said, I believe more Chicanos, Blacks, Indians, and poor people should be given the opportunity to go bn for their Masters Degree to come back and help in the barrio. Who knows more about being poor, than those of us who have had to struggle on this countrys welfare rolls, and therefore, who will fight harder to release'our people from this poverty, she said.
Ms. Crespin will continue to live and work in the Westside even now after she graduates, for she believes that'moving to. suburbia does not solve the problems, of the poor in this city's barrios and ghettos.
Giris Club Summer Program
The Girls Club of Denver, INC. THE ONLY. Girls' Club in the state of Colorado is beginning its first summer of programming. We will begin our daily activities on Monday June 18th. Well be open from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. through Aug. 24th. Activities during the daytime hours are geared towards all girls from the ages of 6 thru 18 years. An evening program of activities for girls ages 14 thru 18 yrs. will be on Tuesdays thru Friday evenings 7g|- 10 p.m. On Monday evenings we will have drama at 7:00 9:00 p.m. for
boys and girls.
Summer activities for all ages include cooking, sewing, art, square dancing, crafts, volleyball, softball, badminton, tennis, drama, games, tumbling, clay figures, special trips, and community service projects.
Transporation to Girls Club from other areas of Denver will be provided as follows: A bus-will pick up 20 girls at each location Mondays and Wednesdays:
10:00 a.m. Cole Jr. High, 3240 Humboldt.
10:30 a.m. Ebert Elementary, 410 23rd Ave.
10:00 Columbian Elementary, 4030 Federal.
10:45 a.m. Columbine Housing projects-, 201 South Yuma.
10:00 a.m. Mulroy Community Center, 3550 W. 13th Ave.
10:45 a.m. College View Ele. South Decatur.
The bus will return each girl to the location where she was picked up by 5:00.
There are no fees to participate in the Girls Club program. To register call Diane Duca, Director at 922-8486.
A four week summer program for junior high school and students will be held at the Westside Street Academy under the sponsorship of Project Freedom. Junior High School credit will be given for the four Week session.
Trips, reading, math, and arts and crafts activities are planned for the program by Mary Loomis, Suzanna de Leon, and John Doyle. Twenty students will work in the program which will run from July 16th through August 10th.
The Boettcher Foundation has funded part of this program after a proposal was submitted by the Project Freedom board. Leslie Oxam and Laurel Tancredo from
Tenant Counselor Hired
The Westside Action Center has hired a Tenants Rights Counselor to replace Ms. Betty Koehler who is now working for Metro Housing.
Mr. Cordova will handle the housing problems in Target Area E bounded by Colfax to Mississippi and from Broadway to the railroad tracks.
the University of Denver School of Social Work wrote up the proposal, designed after two previous years program and the program at Westside Street Academy. Denver Public Schools are providing the building free of charge to the project.
Project Freedom has been working together with other Westside agencies and groups from Southwest Denver to begin the proposal for a youth services bureau which would bring services and the coordination of services to the total Southwest quadrant of the City of Denver, (boundaries would probably be Colfax and Broadway). At first the bureau would focus on offenders in the areas of bur-gulary. robbery, and assault, and also those youth who were potential offenders.
On the Westside. there is already the Westside Youth Development Center and the pro: gram would be closely coordinated with their services and program.
Eventually the program would become a youth services bureau which would deal with the needs of all youth in this part pf the city, not just those who have had police contact.
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Winners of one year scholarships to Central Catholic High School awarded by the Grade School PTA. are Vincent Paul Crespin. 941 Kalamath. son of Alberta Crespin. ancl Noel Choquette. 359 Bannock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Choquette.
Boxing will get underway at St. Joes gym every evening Tuesday through Friday. This is for boys ages from kindergarten through junior high school. If interested report to.the coaches in the gym.
Gina Barros, age 6 of 1254 So. Mariposa on a Friday in May was criticially burned in a car. Suffering from second and third degree burns wass transported to Brooks Army Hospital. San Antonio, Texas. Funds are needed in order for Ginas mother to continue living at the Base.
Anyone wishing to send donations are asked to mail them to Delores Barros, 1254 South Mariposa.
May 10,1973 Joseph Chacon, Arnold Espinoza, John Field Molly Garcia, Anthony Gautier Kathy Martinez, Daniel Medina, Christine Morehead, Jamie Padilla.
May 13,1973 Tammy Benta-nquez, Tomothy Bentanquez, Joe Martinez, Donna Velasquez, Julie Vialpando.
May 20, 1973 Patricia
Bruning, Roxane Olvera.
June 24, 1973 Randy Troy Salazar, Jr.
St. Vincent De Paul Societies of St. Joes and St. Judes are seeking donations of furniture and appliances. Please call Max Sanchez at 534-6504 or Eva Bar-rego 244-3400.
Sister Johneen is shown receiving trophey from St. Joes grade school students at Sports Banquet.
On June 7. the Sports Committee. sponsor of the Sports Banquet. presented trophys to the 7th and 8th grade students who participated in football, basketball. softball, and vollyball. Then the 7th and 8th grade students all pitched in and bought a trophy for the departing P.E. instructor and coach. Sister Johneen. The Sister has been at St. Joes for over seven years, she is leaving for Nebraska, but will be missed by the grade school students. We all wish her good luck and hope that Sister Johneen will visit the school whenever she is in town.
Marble Champ At Loveland, Colorado Danny Jimenez of 724 West 9th Avenue son of Alfonso Jimenez took the State Marble Contest and netted a 10-speed bike, a $100 bond, watch, trophy and medal.
Jacks Contest Loretta Cordova of 237 Galapago; daughter of Fred and Carla Cordova, placed second, and Margot Garcia of 240 West 3rd Avenue, duaghter of Mr. and Mrs. Armando Garcia tool&third in the Jacks Contest.
New B si less 0e SrrIo Ft
This Westside community wishes to welcome a new business to Santa Fe Drive, Lucero Reprographis. 1042 Santa Fe Drive, formerly located at 2715 West Colfax.
At Luceros you can get everything. printing wedding invitations. posters, and business cards, etc.
Jim and Ida Lucero have made their business a family affair. The five Lucero children, ages five through eleven, are an active part of this printing business. This is proof of what can be done when a family works together for a common goal;
Cleo Acosta of 1448 Osage celebrated her 60th birthday on June 18. She is the mother of 6 daughters and 1 son. along with 23 grandchildren. Mrs. Acostas mother. Beatrice Raei of San Francisco, who is 83 years old, came to celebrate her daughters birthday and will visit other relatives.
The West Side Coalition would like to congratulate Waldo and Betty Benavidez on their Sixteenth Wedding Anniversary. Friday June 22. 1957. We wish you more to come. *
Lue and Nancy Trujillo of 52 Fox Street in Denver, a young couple married just ten months, have been awarded a bronze plaque for rendering distinguished service to their customers as Amway Distributors.
The plaque can be earned annually by any one of the more than 150.000 Amway Distributors throughout the United States, Canada. Australia, and Europe.
In presenting the plaque before a large group of assembled distributors in Cinderella City last week. Kenneth and Juanita Miller of Denver, Direct Amway Distributors, congratulated the Trujillos for such outstanding achievement in just a few months of operating their Amway business.
Amway is an International organization providing in-the-house service: volume last year exceeded $180,000. The Companys philosophy dramatizes free enterprise, fostering individuals in the operation of their own business.
May 6, 1973 Joseph Andrew Casias, Jr., son of Joseph & Frances Casias, 1875 S. Shoshone.
May 20,1973 Susan Lorraine Lujan, daughter of Ezquiel & Priscilla Lujan, 1014 Lipan.
June 3, 1972 Salina Marie Lopez, daughter of Donnie & Sharyl Lopez, 145 W. Irvington.
June 3, 1973 Joane Marie Frances Aragon, daughter of Joseph & Margie Aragon, 756 Fox St.
June 10, 1973 Barbara- Jean Gallegos, daughter of Ernie & Geraldine Gallegos, 14 So. Lincoln.
June 10, 1973 Marina Sharle Almanza .daughter of Sotero & Sandra Almanza, 932 W. 5th Ave.
June 17, 1973 Dennis Wayne Baros, Jr., son of Dennis & Beverly Baros/431 E. Dakota.
June 17, 1973 Ernest Henry Gurule, Jr., son of Ernest & Anna-belle Gurlule, 750 Lipan.
June 17, 1973 Jennifer Christine Swain, daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Swain, 1095 S. Quivas.
June 17,1973 Teresa Estrella Valdez, daughter of Jesus & Wanda Valdez, 3530 W. Ohio.
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Invite your friends and relatives!
The registration fees are as follows: $5.00 for tenants: $15.00 for individual observers (attorneys, City Planners, etc.): $25.00 for Agency observers.
Note: There will be an additional fee of $5.00 for the Saturday evening tenants Banquet.
For further information about the Conference, please contact any of the following persons: Dora Arellano, 860 Elati, 893-9788: Mary Rangel, 4849 E. 32nd, 355-7380: Muriel Ashmore, 1100 Santa Fe Drive, 534-5141.
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Coalition Honors Ruben Leal
On Friday, June 1, the West-side Coalition honored Ruben Leal, their past chairman with a plaque for his activities as chairman from 1972-1973. The award was given to Mr. Leal at the Coalitions Board meeting held in the St. Joes parish hall.
Mr. Leal resides at 64 Fox Street and is the father of five children, Jeffry 12, Angela 10, Beatrice 9, Lucial 4, Ruben Jr. 2. His wife Lydia Leal is very supportive of Rubens activities in trying to preserve West Denver.
Ruben has worked at Eaton Metal Products Company for seven years as. a painter and devotes his after work hours-to community activities.
Following the award, a dinner was given. Tom Cisneros, a West Denver resident, prepared food for one hundred. The Board members and guests were then treated to Mexican Folkloric dancing by the 40 youth enrolled in the Coalitions after school dance program.
Waldo Benavidez, newly elected chairman, unveiled plans and a scale model of a recreation center south of 6th that the Coalition will be trying to develop to meet the needs of that segment of the neighborhood.
Ruben ^eal is shown addressing the Westside Coalition Board, at a meeting honoring him for his past involvement as chairman.
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Program For Senior Citizens
The Westside Action Center is continuing to provide more and better services to our community residents, and is now providing office space for Outreach Services for the Aging and Disabled Inc.
The coordinator for this project is Anna A. Vigil. This program will have an impact on the lives of Seniors in this area.
The program services include direct assistance to the isolated elderly and a referral service to deal with identified needs.
At this time, Mrs. Vigil is assisted by volunteers. Since this is a much needed service in this area, you can help by spreading the word that his program is available to the elderly and disabled. Or by volunterring your services. Mrs. Vigil states, that to be a volunteer, you must have a genuine interest in elderly people and understand their problems.
Anna Vigil is available on Thursday and Friday at Westside Action Center, 1100 Santa Fe Drive, and can be contacted by calling 534-5141.
She will serve you by counseling of having a volunteer go to your home by appointment to see about your needs.
Westsid* Students Win Poster Contest
Duane Buery and Denise -Carlos, both students at Alameda School placed fifth and sixth out of 15,000 Denver Public School students who competed in a crime prevention poster contest sponsored by the Denver district .attorneys office.
Each winner received a $10.00 cash prize and merchandise donated by Denver merchants. The winning posters are on display in the Westside Court Building, 1460 Kalamath.
the original housing proposal. Mr. Sullivan indicated that he saw some problem with that, especially since the District Attorneys offices were located there. The Coalition pledged to find new quarters for the D.A. and agreed to pursue the possibility of this venture.
The fourth point dealt with a cultural complex -on Santa Fe Drive. This would be a cultural center reflective of Mexican culture and contributions. Mr. Sullivan saw. this as a real possibility under the Bi-Centennial.
Another point dealt with a high-rise for the elderly being built on the land formerly owned by OMeara Ford. Sullivan indicated this would have to be checked out with H.U.D.. but he agreed that such housing,was needed for the older people in the community.
One million dollars for a housing program is being set aside by the city for a project in West Denver. The Westside Coalition and the city will sit down and design a housing program that will be implemented with this money before July 1. 1974.
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