West side recorder, October, 1964

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Volume 1, Number 6
October, 1964
A Library Committee was recently farmed to develop neighborhood support and interest in the library.
Byers Library was opened in June, 1918. In those forty-six years, thousands pf adults and children have made use of the facilities. Some have gone for the sheer pleasure of reading, others to find answers to particular prob-lems.Children' have made use of the reference material to assist them in schoolwork. Even the' tiny ones who do not read have enjoyed the picture books and posters. There have been programs of films, and story
Modern Math Classes For Parents On TV
The "Modern Math for'Parents" series will run for nine weeks, telecast over KRMA-TV, Channel 6. Starting date of the scheduled series was Tuesday, October 6, from 9:30 to 10:00
Dr. Ruth I. Hoffman, Associate Professor, University of Denver,.. will: serve as the... lecturer- TpM'the nine programs-An eix^apafipn and discussion of- the.; modern, math program deaifngi. with such bd3ic concepts as place yalues, .'pat-: terns, and number "s^tems are the intents for th series. /!
.'The Otirpdse 6f the* series is* .to acquaint .ydu With a few; of! the;f but standing features of the modem program in math. ematicS, soine of the :-terminology and Symbolism, and to discuss with you the reason lor this change in, the teaching of- mathematics. .
While this series was televised last winter on Monday evenings, mariy requests have prompted the ; station to re-run the programs again' for those interested viewers who were unable to view the series at that time.
. -Study guides With. *: work sheets.... correlated to the individual programs are. bailable for $ 1.00 per copy from the Department of Radio and Television Activities, l;26|,GIenarm Place, Denver, Colorado 80204.
telling hours for children. In general, the library has always been a cultural center of the West Side and the people in this area have looked upon it with pride and. appreciation. To lose the library is. to take away a part of the life of .this community. With the advent of T. V. and accelerated transportation perhaps our people have not used their library so frequenly as in the past. All the school' principals in our district are in accord that we must maintain our library with the necessary reference material, books and an up to date catalog. Our elder citizens patronize the library, calling for books on various subjects with which to inform themselves, as well as leisure-time reading- Under the. sponsorship of the West Side Improvement Association, the Library Committee which met October 13, has decided to make every effort to develop arid maintain citizen, -interest and to concentrate on greater circulation of books.' Those attending the Library Committee for' the October meeting were Mrs. Guy Johnson, Mrs. Chris/ Mprrion,f' Frances Brown, Mrs. Joseph, Wette,; Mrs. John Bradley, Mrs:-. Leo. Kramer, Mrs... j. 1 R, .Cojcloya, Mn Arihur Serumgard;
Every good American 'should show an iritei^st- A in-good government By exercising their-vote in the Presidential election on November 3rd-
: Vote'for whom you please but be sure I you get to. the polls. Remember pur sacred privilege of voting for the candidate of our choice when so many countries have no choice or had better, vote for certain people or else.
The American people: are strong and have a deep respect for good government so be sure to get to the polls between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on November 3rd;
Many West Side Friends Send Greetings To George A. Ford On Eighty-Fifth Birthday
. Mp. George;-' A. Ford, 127 Galapago on the occasion of his ,85th birthday, September 30, was deluged .with greetings' from. practically every state in the, union. Leading off earhr in the morning was a telegram from his grandaughter in Milwaukee. All day long- there were telegrams and special deliveries with a sack of mail from the local post office, well over five hundred greetings-Mr. Ford was with the' Post ^Office 41 years retiring fifteen yealrs ago as supervisor of carriers. The out of state mail came from retired co-workers and postal officials. Mr. and Mrs. Ford have been prominent members of the West Sid
fdf ;. dyer forty years. AprilV16,. 1963,; the Rords cele^.ated 'their fiftieth wedding c^'niverspiy. They are the parents of seven Children, Father George Ford, a Redemptionist ;>1 priest who was stationed dt' St. Joseph's for two and a half years was recently transferred to Davenport Iowa. One daughter ;.in the religious order passed away a few years ago- Two of the children, are in California. A daughter and two sons living in Denver visit their parents each day. The West Side Recorder extends their good wishes for many more birthdays and many more happy years together to Mr. and Mrs. Ford. .
Mrs. Anna Hammons, 726 West. 6th Avenue has lived on the West Side over fifty-three years, residing in the same residence for the past twenty-five years. Mrs. Hammons is an excellent example of a good citizen with pride rin her neighborhood.
Mrs. Hammons who celebrated her 78th birthday this week does all of her own painting, both interior and exterior. During the summer, you1 can see Mrs. Hammons water-! ing the lawn at 5:30 in the morning and again in the evening. The result is like green velvet both front and recav Mrs. Hammons even takes .care of- minor repairs around her, home, fence and tool shed.
When asked why she worked -so hard -.arid .-such-long hours, Mrs. Hammonds replied thefet ,.;sbe .ihds always worked hard and that it is more relaxing to ; keep | -herself busy than to sit around. This spry and busy : woman-does all'her ovmi tihbuse'v^oric, 'manages to attend: r community meetirigs and; maintain;) her interest") Cmd activity m: Sic-JoSepH's'- Chtiirch where;. she bas beerra member for| fi|ty;;ythree years.
lip a hew porch with wrought iron posts and Tail, one of the few: concessions she f- left: -to professionals. The-Old adage ''One can eat a meal off the floor" is certainly true ) in the house Of Mrs. Hammons, for she is a meticulous housekeeper. She well deserves the award (a subscription to the magazine of her choice) as one 'Of the best, point up, fix Up' arid: maintained homes in District 11 of the West. Side Improvement Association.
Mrs; Hammons, in accepting the award said-that it was the -first time she .had ever received an award of any kind. All we can say is thank you Mrs. Hammons for doing your part to keep the neighborhood aware of paint up; clean up, and fix up.
The Mile High United Fund is a voluntary federation, which through one United Way campaign each year, raises funds for 114 agencies providing health, welfare, and recreation services in Adams, Arapahoe, Boplder, Denver and Jefferson County. Two out of every five persons in the Mile High area are served directly by one or more of the 114 agencies and everyone benefits indirectly.
To the question "how much should I give" the suggested fair share standard of giving one hour's pay per month was determined by a joint committee representing labor and management after a review of giving patterns among hourly wage employees. Due to the efficient and. economical- way i of -/raising;;. funds., the United Way, over 92 = cents .oL every dollar-. Contributed .. .is ayailqble for agency.;purposes. The hundreds of volunteers, businessmen, workers and housewives are never paid'1 for -their many hours of; work cohtd Agency allocations are determined by each agency preparing a budget, then a rep-, resentative of the agency and a committee of the United Way .volunteers meet to review their programs and recommend allocations.
The goal set for this year is $4,767,280: Please give generously so that others less fortunate may be assisted to a bettor and happier way of life.
Remember the above date, the place, St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 6th and Galapago (entrance on Avenue) at 7:30 p.m. Captain Powers of our precinct will be there with several officers to answer your questions and to explain police procedure- As citizens we ask many times, "Why?" but we don't ask those who know or who can correctly answer the question. Now is the opportunity for all interested citizens to find out.
. These officers give straightforward answers. There is no passing the buck, "perhaps" or "maybe" whatever pertains, to police, they are willing and glad to answer. They are polite, knowledgeable men and are giving their time so that our citizens may have a better understanding of police work, and keep in mind that police officers are the same as other citizens, with families to support, taxes to pay, and the same problerhs to cope with that you and I have. Also keep in mind that a police officer's job is to protect the law-abiding citizens as well :as to: apprehend law violators.
* TheWest-/5 Siders hdy: an enviable reputation of ihterest iri-what1 i's rg6ing on iri their Cdmmuriity-;';;If 'anyone; in; our area wishes § trahsportatroh ; \o and from the meeting, call 244-h330,1 (office, qf the .West Siae ImpfOvehient' AssoCidflori) and someone* will call-for you. Those of; you who kave: trdris-poTtation/ please invite your friends and rieigrbors- to;-accompany you- Young1 adults are particularly. invited to attend : the meeting-: as well as parents.- One of the" main reasons 'in' Holding this meeting is to = discuss juvenile problerns. We guarantee an interesting and informative evening,: Don't miss this meeting October 22.
Jtiliaxi Kreoger, chairman of District 11, presents award to Mrs. Anna Hdmmoris
St. Joseph's Open House
The public is invited to attend an open house of St. Joseph high and grade school on November 12, begirinirig- qt 7:3.0 ; v
: Preceding the' school tour, a panel, discussion, will be: held on The Aim of Catholic Education Policies and Purposes/' plus various aspects, of the school curriculum including the much discussed Modem Math introduced this year into the grade school. / Father Nugent,. pastor of St, ^Joseph's wjill be on the panel 'as 'well as' teaching priests and members of the- faculty. Followirig1 the discussion,; teachers :will be in. their classrooms-: to answer questions and exhibit the work of their students. The faculty extend a special invitation to their neighbors, all members of the parish and the general public. For those who missed touring the new high school addition, this is an opportunity to see the new Science Block with the latest facilities for teaching in order to give the students- a well rounded. education ... so .necessary in ..the. .pattern of todays ejnohasis bri Science,. Physics and oilier allied subjects.

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October, 1964
Sponsored by West Side Improvement Association
Office: 768 Santa Fe Drive Phone 244-3301
Editor: Mary E. Larkin;
Staff: -
Rose Gomez. Iris Hewlings, Margot Serumgard.
Miss Pat Tate, 1210 West Colfax Avenue, spent her summer vacation in Philadelphia and New York. Among the tourist sights she enjoyed was Independence Hall, the Boardwalk in Atlantic City with the highlight of a few days at the World's Fair. Miss Tate is a senior at West High, a member of the Pep Club and Spur Club. Her mother, Mrs. Danora Tate is office secretary ^t Aur-aria Community Center. It is interesting to note that Miss Tate's eastern trip came about through the people for whom she worked as baby sitter and who recently moved to Philadelphia. Pat left Denver June! 10th by car and returned September 1st by plane.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cordova are the parents of a baby boy bom September 26, at Saint Joseph's Hospital. The baby has been named Stephen Phillip. Mrs. Cordova is the former Rita Lucero, daughter of Mr. and Mrs: Ben Hodges.
Bill Cecil of 814 West 11th Avenue, who graduated from the University of Colorado a year ago is enrolled in Colorado State University where he will study for his Master's degree in psychology. Bill, as well as his brother Ed, who has his Master's degree in civil engineering from C-S.U. and his older brother Jack now a third line supervisor for the Telephone Company, are graduates of. West High School.
Bill has been working at the Bureau of Standards this past year in order to go on with his education:-
The Laundromat, 1307 Kala-math, owned by Mrs. Mayes was badly damaged September 27 about 3:00 a.m. when a car ran through the front of the building. The Laundromat is still operating while repairs are being made.
Mrs. Mary Ortiz, mother of Mrs. Alice Apodaca, 1244 Lipan is visiting her daughter, Mrs.- Abe Martinez in San -Mateo, California. Mrs. Alice Apodaca is now with the cosmetic department of the Ovation Company and will be glad to demonstrate free facials by calling 534-8576
Mr. and Mrs. Spottswood, 1038 West 13th Avenue spent the weekend fishing at Fort Collins. They report a very good catch.
Miss Loretta DeLeon, 1243 Lipan is home from Mercy Hospital where she spent eleven days. Miss DeLeon is now receiving visitors.
Women of the Moose Collecting Stamps to Get New Refrigerator
The Denver Chapter of the Women of the Moose No. 754 are collecting Mor-Valu stamps to obtain a refrigerator for the kitchen of their new building at 158 South Federal. Shown in the picture is Mrs. Happy Wright, chairman of the stamp drive holding the poster. Others with her are Mrs. Dorothy Serfozo Mrs. Ruth Wetzel, Mrs. Laura Buddemeier, and Mrs- Verla Rindon, Past Senior Regent. Stamps and certificates are requested. Call Mrs. Wright, 733-8066, for information about how to Help this project.
Mrs- Paul Pratt, 1107 West 13th Avenue is entertaining | a hohseguest, Mrs. Juanita" Marguardsen of Altadena, California. Mrs. Pratt and Mrs.* Marquardsen 'A Mrs. Schoenberg, 1248 Lipan recently entertained at a dinner for friends visiting from Safford, Arizona.
Mrs. Helene Apodaca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pacheco and herself a former resi- j dent of the West Side has re-turned to her home, 4236 Rari-| tan, from Mercy Hospital where she had surgery.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Barry welcomed a new daughter September 25th. This is the second j girl and the Barry's fourth child. Joe was former councilman from District 7 and present executive officer to Mayor Tom Currigan.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Chavez, 706 West 5th Avenue saw their daughter Dolores married to Mr. Fred Barringer on October 10th at Bethel Presbyterian Church: The' couple will make their home in Texas where Mr. Barringer is stationed with the'affny at Ft'. Bliss.
Harry Nicholson, Principal of West High School has be-i come a grandfather for the first time, with a girl bom to; his daughter who makes her home in Gunnison.
Mrs. Olga Apple, 841 Gala-pggo had a fall recently, injuring cartilage on a rib, but she is rapidly progressing in her recovery so that she had been outside spading her yard to plant grass.
Mr. and Mrs. Drew Hewlings, 837 Santa Fe have returned from Iowa where they were called by the death of Mr-Hewlings' father. Our sympathy to the family.
Mrs. Aaron Gottlieb of 940 West 9th Avenue spent several days in General Rose Hospital but is now home j gain.
Study Halls In This Area
. The following study halls have been established in the West Side Area. Community study' hpll ateridance is voluntary. Parents may take thei* children to the halls, stay with them or return for them. Parents are urged to assist in 'supervision of classes.* Purpose of the study hall is to do homework or makeup work with qualified tutors and reference materials available.
Hours are from 7$0 to 8:30 p.m. North Lincoln Housing Project 1438 Navajp (upstairs) Wednesdays.
Denver Welfare Training Center, 646 Delaware Street,* Wednesdays.
First Spanish Methodist .Church, llth & Kalamath, Mondays.
Las Casitas Housing Project, 1160 Federal Boulevard, Thursdays.
Mennonite Church, 430 West 9th Avenue, Wednesdays.
Housing Chief Praises West Denver Residents For Cooperation
Mr. Frank Justice, Chief of the Housing Section of the Department of Health and Hospitals said, "The people of the West Side neighborhood have demonstrated that with help from city agencies and community groups, residents can carry out a great deal of do-~ it-yourself renewal." Mr. Justice pointed out that this has been largely a voluntary program in which the West Side neighborhood residents and the Health Department decided jointly on the type of housing renewal to be conducted. At a meeting last April, area residents voted to accept a proposal of the Housing Section for inspecting the outside of their premises- This and previous citizen meetings were sponsored by the West Side Improvement Association,' a citizen participation group in the area. The inspections began in May of this year.
A number of groups have helped to make the program a success. These include the public and parochial schools in .the. area, ;.the Boys Club of Denver and the Auraria Community Center. Teachers and students volunteered their time tor Saturday clean-up work.
Credit is due area businesses, many of which joined with residents in painting and repairing of commercial and industrial buildings and provided trucks for hauling away the debris.
Note also that fix-up contagion has spread to stimulate an undetermined amount of interior repair.
The City Building Department has assisted by condemning structures that were unsafe.
The Department of Public Works and Sanitary ^Services Department have provided their services in removing demolished sheds and other waste materials.
The campaign committee for the Denver Art Museum has just completed a three week state-wide membership drive aimed at enlisting 2000 new members.
As the largest art museum between Kansas City and San Francisco, the Denver Art Museum is today a visual storehouse of art for an eight state area. Its collections have become an important teaching instrument and contain representative works from all important historic Periods and cultures. More than 250,000 persons visit it annually.
The Art Museum is an agency of the city, maintained by municipal appropriation which provides about 70% of the operating budget. However, the growth of the collections and the development of the building program are achieved only through private gifts and contributions.
Those in our community who have not recently visited the Denver Art Museum should spend an afternoon just looking. We are sure you will come away with a greater appreciation of history, culture and art- We especially feel that a visit to the Denver Art Museum is a "must'' for all children of school age.
The Museum is located at 1343 Acoma Street. Visiting hoursevery day from 9 to 5 except Monday 1 to 5 and Sunday 2 to 5.
Extend Thanks
The members of the New Elmwood Committee of the West Side Improvement Association wish to extend their sincere thanks to the people of the Elmwood area who signed the petition requesting a new school and to those who wrote letters to the Board of Education in support of the petition. The Committee has been assured that Elmwood's needs, are being studied and will: receive full consideration.
Mrs. Paul Munyan
If one of you were to ask me, "vyhat is the greatest gift you have ever received," I would have to tell you about the day in a Denver Courtroom, in February, 1959. On that day a judge awarded me, together with about a hundred other people, the American Citizenship. These people, men. and women, and even some children, were from all walks of life ,and from many different countries France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, and many more. They had asked the United States Government to grant them the right to become Americans. And on that day, the judge gave us all the greatest gift, the gift of freedom, the gift of belonging, the gift of responsibility and loyalty towards a great country he gave us America, and he made us Americans.
When I joined the others in. my first Pledge of Allegiance .1 knew I would forever treasure this great gift, and that T. would do everything in my power to- defend the rights and. responsibilities which had been, given me by becoming an> American.
A pledge is-a solemn promise. Allegiance means unalterable faithfulness. In this pledge, we solemnly promise-that we will be faithful ini thought, word, and deed to the flag and to the country for which it stands. This Republic-is one nation; it cannot be divided; it gives liberty and justice to all its inhabitants. The* flag is the symbol of Our1 freedom and our faith. We pledge our allegiance with thankful hearts that we are privileged to live under its protection.
By taking the oath of citizenship, those people in the; courtroom had become Americans, not Italiqn-Americans, not German-Americans, not British-Americans, but Americans. The Oath of Citizenship is a solemn statement that you call upon God to witness, that you absolutely give up of your own free will, your citizenship in any other country, and your allegiance to any foreign ruler, whose subject you may-have been. You promise on your honor, that you will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the united States of' America, against all enemies.- You do this of your own decision, keeping back nothing in your mind. You call upon Almighty God to witness your oath. If you take this oath with intention to deceive, you are a traitor to, the country of your adopion.
You become a citizen because it was your dearest wish and not because someone compelled you to do so. There is no prouder title than "Citizen of the United States."' > I consider it my greatest gift.
All the street paving that has been done recently. Not just a patch fob but a real overlay which will take all the traffic plus the winter snow damage. Take a look at 8th Avenue, 6th Avenue, 9th Avenue, 10th Avenue, 12th Avenue, Lipan Street and the repair job on 3rd Avenue.

October, 1964
Page Three
The second meeting of the West High School PTA will be held at the school on Wednesday, November 4, at 7:45 p.m. Topic for the night will be College and Vocations. The meeting will be divided into three sections, four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and Vocational training. The four-year college section will be presided over by Mr. John Auger, an admissions officer from Colorado University. The two-year section will have a representative from the state department of education and an officer from Northeastern Junior College at Sterling. The vocations section will be under the direction of Dr. Rodney Anderson, Education and Career Counselor at West High School. All will discuss cost, housing, offerings and' activities at the various institutions. All parents who may have a child going to one of these institutions are cordially invited. Refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting. ' I
West P.-T. A. Extends Invitation
West' Hi*'*School* P.T.A. extends an invitation to all parents of senior high students io join the P.T.A. and help in such offices as follows: Room Representatives, Chairman, Committee members.
Please call Mrs. Hodges at 623-3950.
Back to School Night at Fairmont School is scheduled for Monday, October 19 at 6:3d p.m. Aii open mvitatton. is given to anyone who is interested to join in the program. The pot^uck dinner begins at 6:30, with music provided by Mr. Thomas Gatchet, Fairmont music teacher and. his wife. An open house, with a. tour of the building, follows the meal. Come and bring something for the dinner, and join in the tour and meet the teachers afterward.
Sixty boys and girls from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Fairmont School are' taking part in a special program at the' Central YMCA twice each week. Buses pick up the children after, school; to transport them to the Y, for, a swim, gym and. club program. The buses return the. children to the school before 6:00 p. m.
Youth Activity
Boy's Club Boys Guests of.. East Denver Kiwanas ati ......
Ice Capades
. Thirty five members of the Boys' Clubs enjoyed an evening at the Ice Capadeg. These boys were winners of tournaments held at the' club for athletic teams.
Southeast Denver Optimist Club Having Benefit for Boy's Club
On November 13, 1964, 8:00 at the Denham Theater, the Optimist Club is sponsoring a Rocky Mountain Premiere of My Fair Lady; all proceeds to go to the Boys' Clubs of Denver, Inc-
Boys' Club Football Team Leads League
The Boys' Club team entered in the Red Srield Youth Center League, has a record of three wins, no losses. Members of the- team are: Louie Perez, Frank Wallic, Ben Burg, John Alegria,, David Lucero, Barry Barker, Alfonso Diish-man, Richard Sanchez, Victor DeLeon, Ricky Wallic, Danny Baca, Jerry Cardona, Danny McNamee, Orlando Martinez and Eddie Perez.
Skate Board Contest The Boys' Club seeing the great interest in sidewalk surfboards have built them in the craftshop. On October 24, 1964, at 1:00 p.m% in City Park we are planning to'hold a Skate Board Contest, prizes io' be given io "'the' first three con
We at Baker Junior High School feel every child should study and gdm experience in art, music, history, folktales, crafts, and foods from all parts of the world as a contribution 4b our great heritage.
In order to live in a community we feel every child should learn to work with his fellow citizens with goodwill, j good sense and good humor j so all men can enjoy their rights to life- liberty, and- ihe pursuit of happiness.
A review and rebirth of learning of what'makes America and the responsible American is needed.' Our way of life must be understood by all so we can declare faith in our American Heritage.
There will be opportunities throughout the school year, beginning with Citizenship Day, for instruction in American ideals and traditions, patriotic ceremonials, contributions of great men and women to our nation, and the role of an active, informed citizen.
This is the plan of the Denver Public School 'system and of Baker Junior High School. c
Baker Junior High / School report cards will s be issued October 30. Be sure your child brings this report card to you. If you do not receive your report card please check with the school*
"Get Acquainted Tea"
Held At Elmwood
_ _The. faculty and parents of the children attending Elmwood school were entertained at a "Get Acquainted Tea" on
First Holy Communion for | By Frances Apodaca, grade 8
testants. Rules permit -only) Wednesday, September 30, by
Winter Bible School Classes Now On
First Avenue Presbyterian Church, 120 West 1st Avenue, started then winter schedule of Bible School on October 13. This will? continue each Tuesday afternoon from 3:40 to 4:40 p. m. Classes are held for kindergarten through 6th grade. Games, Bible stories, fun and refreshments are offered to those children attending. The teadfiers are Mrs. Jtuanita White,' Superintendent, Mrs. Martha McMillan, Mrs. Anna-dene Blomquist, Mrs. June Price, and Mrs. Betty Louns-berry (pianist).
boards that are built in the craftshop to be used in the contest. It should prove to be a lot of fun.
Haloween Party The Boys' Club will hold its annual 1 Haloween Party on Saturday afternoon October 31 at 12:30 p-m., at the Boy's Club 910 West Eighth Avenue. All members are welcome, prizes, food and fun will be had by all.
Boys' Club Craft Shop With the opening of schools, the boys .get limited1 time to play and utilize their creative urges. Therefore there is a great rush in the shop during evening hours. These days the boys are making skate boards and Walt Disney characters like Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Seven Dwarfs, etc. They are allowed to make them out of wood during the week days. On Saturday they paint them with oil paints. Some of the boys have developed a good skill in using the paint brush and oil paints. A squirrel has taken refuge from the- cold weather in the shop and the boys consider it their pet.
The new St. Joseph's High School addition on West 6th Avenue and Fox will be dedicated by the Archbishop of Denver; Most Reverend Urban J. Vehf, on7 Wednesday, October 28, crt 5:00 p. m.
the officers of the PTA. September 30 was also the start of the PTA membership drive-The, classroom having the most memberships will' be given a prize. All parents are urged to join and. attend PTA. On Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m., parents are invited to "Back to School Night" to visiT their children's school room and get better acquainted with the, teachers.
West Side Improvement Association Thanks Four West Side Youths
the 2nd grade children of St. Joseph's will take place on Sunday, October 25, at 8:30 Mass.
PAPER DRIVE By Greg Kerr,, 8th grade St. Joseph's Grade School is having a paper drive to end October 25. We ask. our friends and neighbors to save their newspapers and magazines for the children. If possible please tie them in bundles or put them in boxes. A trailer will be parked behind the scho'ol at West 6th and Fox Street. The: truck will be there from 7:30 a. m. Saturday, October 24, and Su'idav, October 25- The grade school boys will be on hand to help the people unload the papers In behalf of all the St. Joesph's Grade School children we ap preciate your help and cooperation in making our paper sale a success.
11 FALL FESTIVAL By Marilyn Reister, grade 8 We wish to thank all the people who helped to make the '64 Fall Festival at SL Joseph'^ a success. The children's Festival held on Thursday, October 8th, was also a success financially and an afternoon of fun- The money made from the October 9th weekend festival and dinner will go toward the indebtedness of the new high school addition.
Winners of the grand prizes were: $1,000, Hannah Martin of 2659 Ivanhoe Street; Mink Stole, Linda Luna of 1124 21s Street; Record Player, R. E Burkhalter, 5109 West Exposi tion.
By Sharon Valdez, 7th grade Many children who were in sixth grade last year never even knew about modem math Modem math is reviewing some things we learned in the first six grades. The only difference is that the principles are made clear. Modern math helps us by the arithmetic prob lems we have which lead to thecorrect results. Last year some problems were difficult to work- Now that we've start ed modem math, they seem more "simple by the day.
The West Side Improvement Association joins with all citizens', in ..extending, thanks and appreciation to Eugene Baca, 1218 West 10th Avenue, Fred Sandoval, 1130 West 9th Avenue, Joseph Martinez, 561 Kala-math Street, Ernest Martinez, 561 l£alamath Street. The boys driving by St. Josephs Church saw a youth snatch a purse from Miss Celestina Gallegos of 343 Inca. The boys left their car and caught the youthful culprit, holding him until the police arrived. The police praised the youths for their alertness, good citizenship and cooperation. Mayor Currigan wrote each boy a letter expressing his personal thanks and stating that their act should be publically' commended.
Mayor Currigan extended his personal thanks and a letter of public commendation to each of the boys.
.^NTERrPAROCHIAL CHOIR By Susan Canny,, 7th grade Many Denver Catholic Schools are participating in an Inter parochial choir. This will give the children an opportunity to unite their voice in song with selected students at the annual Fine Arts Festival held in the Spring.
Three weeks ago, several students from St. Joseph tried out at an audition: They had to sing the scale, "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and "Silent Night This determined whether they were alto or soprano, practice is held each Saturday from 9:30 to 11:45. Everyone seems to enjoy this session. "The Little Worm'r is a favorite of all the children.
Mr. Leo Frasier is choir director and well known for his exceptional musical ability.
The little girl laughed delightedly and ran after the call. Too. late she saw the car speeding down the streets She screamed, horrified, then, everything was dark. Later she awoke in the hospital with., only minor injuries 'but worse, things could have happened-*. But even they wouldn't have-occurred had she been more-careful. Today carelessness-is the main cause for broken,, legs and arms or even deaths People must be cautious iff they expect to live contentedly-and they must get over the? idea that "it will never happen; to me." People with these-ideas are just the pnes who end up with injuries.
Throughout our whole life, we must be careful, but not just in crossing the street, for~ this is one small action completed momentarily throughout our whole life. Safety must: come first in all our actions andi is one reason why people* are living. So don't b alive* today and dead tomorrow. Be > careful and remember thats safety comes first,
ELECTION By Theresa Hallahan, grade d Election day is near. We-should all go to the polls and vote- November 3 is the day when the voters choose the. President and Vice Presidents Every citizen should do hie. part by voting on election day^. You should be proud to be? able to vote for anyone you choose, for some people are deprived of this privilege. It is wrong to say your vote does-not matter. E>oes one vote make a difference, judge for yourself. v.
BYERS LIBRARY By Julie Krautkremer, 8th grades Should Byers Library be* closed, the West Side coma-munity will lose one oft its..; most valuable assets^ Ifj. the library is. closed all hooks^will be transferred to other libraries6 leaving another vacant build*/. ing on Santa Fe,
At present there are books:, for adults, the young adult' and picture books for the-: very young children who- cannot-read. Miss Heacock', the librarian, can find most any-book for which you inquire^, and will also recommend"' books for reading. The library** provides knowledge as well as -the pure enj oyment1 of /. read!-'. ing. We ean save OUR"1 li^ brary by using it more. Circu^ lation counts.
GIVE YOUR MAGAZINES TO YOUR LIBRARY Your Byers Neighborhood Library will be glad 1o -accept f your magazines after- your have finished with them. They-are-also in need of back-copies-of magazines from I960' througt 1964. All reference-magazines have been- taken out of Byers. The magazines -especially needed' are Amer-.-ica, Life, Look, National Geov graphic, Newsweek, Pooular-Mechanics, Popular Science^ Saturday Evening Post, Sat--urdav Review. Scholastic, Science Digest, Science News-, letter, Time, U. S- News and i World Report, Homemaking Magazines, Readers Digest:

October, 1964
Page Four
'TELEPHONE COMMITTEES A deep curtsy in my Dior oringinal to all women who are on the telephone committee for their clubs or organizations. There, is honor and prestige in being Madam President, Vice President, even -Secretary or Treasurer but ''what would any group do Health Officials Pleased With Cooperation
A September, .1964, survey Nf Denver's Near West Side Neighborhood by Department Njf Health rind. Hospitals sanitarians revealed numerous exterior home improvements tiave been made during the -jpast 5 months. The survey in-cluded^f204 properties in the.
Side area which is bounded on the south by 1st -Avenue, on the north by 8th -Avenue, on the east by Aco-ma Street, and on the west by ^Srintri' Fe.
Among the 1204 properties iispected, the greatest number bf improvements involved jpainting of dwellings and fences, repair of dwellings, out-i>uil 'ings dnd fences, installation of new incinerators, provision of proper garbage and i-ash receptacles and cleaning of yards.
'Cooperation between owners iThe following major corrections were noted in the survey. 3538 dwellings painted; 321 exterior walls and foundations trepaired; 270 chimneys repair, '--ed; J89 rain gutters or downspouts repaired or- installed; 411 doors and windows repaired and screened; 117 porch'll repaired; 157 outbuildings repaired; 95 fences repaired; 162 fences painted; 63 new fences installed; 110 unapproved ^ashpits removed; 107 inciner-' ators installed; 302 garbage and trash containers provided; vand 238 yards cleaned.
Back to School
Music Now Essential Subject In Public Schools
At the beginning of this cen tury education in this country in most public schools was solely the three R's. Suddenly music sort W sneaked into the curriculum and became an integral part of American education. Musical training has become ever more important, as evidenced today by school orchestras, glee clubs, boys' arid girls' choirs and marching bands. Today our schools' compete. for recognition of their excellency in instrumental and vocal music. The time devoted to the training of our children in music j has produced some outstanding instrumental and vocal ar-, tists- At least every child has an opportunity to find himself and his talent in v the field of music. Every child is exposed to music in Some phase during his grade and high school days, an exposuure which is all to the good.
Our schools must be given credit for at leaSt fostering or fanning an appreciation of rhusic plus an encouragement of talent.-' The child is helped to enjoy music, and even if he does, hot go into music as a Career he is in many cases able to play for his own: pleasure and that of his friends.
It is our opinion that music, ^rt, and: sports are just as important in our. schools as the three R's-
By Tim Duran
My wife and I were window shopping down town .ldst month. Most of the stores were. featuring 'back-to-school'' sales, for a second we thought they were too early. But then we. remembered when there were seven school children in our own home. .
It brought back memories of shopping sprees involving all the children. We never bought school clothing and materials FOR them we purchased these things WITH them. We discussed the amount of money we could spend, the types of clothing and shoes best suited for school and play- I believe we were always able to help them share in this pleasant experience and consequently accept some of the responsibility which goes with wise spending, particularly when money was not easy to come by. We,/never seemed to have enough money, but the! children were able to understand this because they were involved in the planning and spending of the money.
Doing things WITH your children is often more important than doing things FOR them. In this way, they develop a sense^ of belonging to a family. Going back to school is a family activity. You don't send only your child to school; you send a part of you with him. He takes your attitude, .your interest, your, preparedness, your personality right along with' him -into the classroom. It therefore becpines very important, if your child is to succeed educationally, that you become involved' in his daily school experiences. These experiences' include not only his1 grades,' his school materials,, his classmates-but even his clothing and his meals.
When your child knows that you are really interested in his educational activities, he develops a sense of obligation toward success in school because he wants to please you by being a better than average student-.
So "back to school" must include the parents as well.
CHURCH OF GOD 5th and Fox Street Rev. Leroy Vance Service/Sunday Service, II, 7:30. Sunday School, 10.
METROPOLITAN BAPTIST 910 Kalamath Street Rev. Salvador Cano ServiceSunday Service, 11, 6:30.
Sunday School. 10.
ST. CAJETAN 9th and Lawrence Phone 825-8059 Rev. j.j Ordinas, Pastor ServicesSunday Mass: 6:30, 8:30, T0:30'and 12:15.
1 Holy Days6:30, 8:30, 10:30, 7:00.,
Apostolic Church of Jesus 1039 W. 13th Avenue Rev. Toby Rampa Rev. Lee Velasquez ? Service fV Sunday Service, 10:30, 12:00.
Sunday; School, 9:30.
ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN 33 West 3rd Avenue Phone 733-2777 ; >
Rev. Paul Hansen Service ~ Sunday Services, 8:30, 11, 7.
Sunday School 9:45.
APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH 1000 Kalamath Street Phone 222-7489 Rev. W. R. Nichols ServiceSunday: 11, 7:30. Sunday School9:30.
FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH 885 Delaware Street Rev. Marcus Bishop Rev. John Ventura Sunday Service9:00; Spanish Service 11:15; Sunday School 10:00; Evening Service 7:00-
UjljfThis is a good time to paintthe sun is not as: hot as in the summer, and there are fewer insects.
' -r-Repair and paint screens before ypu store them for the winter- Painting, now prevents decay during the winter. l^lfrBe careful in using ladders; many serious accidents are caused by carelessness on ladders'. Make sure the ladder is in good repair. Don't use makeshifts, such as stacked up boxes,
Don't store rags, particularly those used with paints and oils. Spontaneous com-busion can start fires. If rags *
in a metal container, with a, DATES SET FOR MOBILE
tight-fitting lid. I
Clean the yard thorough-/ f^UFQT Y-R AY I IN IT
ly, and store equipment and V~n1-0 1 A 1
vard furniture before the snow and frost hit.
: In tearing down sheds, use orptective .. clothing such .as heavy, gloves and shoes-. If someone, is- cut by rusty nails,
contact your, physician,, about city Auditorium14th & the possible need for tetanus shots., . . ..
Dispose of poisonous, flammable, or explosive materials.
: Cut weeds to prevent a fire hazard, which is greater at this time of the year..
Plant and repair lawns now.
For consultation on special problems. relating to clean up and improvement, sanitarians and their supervisors at
the Housing Section of the De- JHHH e______- r*
'vrrtment of Health and Has, 109 Se^lce Company, oitals are available. Phone Welton between 14th & 15th them, Monday through Friday, December 31:00-8:00 at the Housing Section office. December 49:00-3:00
Take advantage of your free chest x-ray by going to the mobile test unit closest to your home.1 The units will be parked ati
Champa Streets October .229:00-5:00 October 23-9:00-3:00
Denver Post650 15th Street November 199:00-5:00 November 2010:00-6:00
Merchants Park Shopping Center601 South Broadway November 2410:00-5:00 November 2510:00-3:00
Rocky Mountain News
400 West Colax Avenue December 22-9:00-4:00
The mobile units are. jointly operated, by the Denver and Tri County Tuberculosis. Association and Denver Depart ment of Health and Hospitals. While there are mobile units in other locations and on other dates, we have selected those closer to the West Side residents- In act, most of the locations listed are within walking distance.
One of the most inflammable pieces of wood1 the chip you carry on your shoulders. Get rid of it quick. There could be an explosion.'
First Avenue Presbyterian 120 West 1st Avenue Phone 777-5325 Rev. A. J. Blomquist ServiceSunday Service 11, 6:30.
Sunday School 9:45.
ST. LEO THE GREAT West Colfax and Stout Street Phone 623-1803 Rev. Robert A. Banigan ServicesSunday Mass: 8:30, 11:30.
Week Days: 7:00 p. m.
Holy Days: 8:30 a. m.7:00 p. m.
W. 6th Ave. and Galapago St.
Phone 534-4408 Rev. James Nugent, C Ss. R.
' Pastor
ServicesSunday Mass: 6,
7, 8:30, 10, 11:30.
Holy Days 6, 7, 8, 9, 12:15, 5:30.
ST. ELIZABETH 11th and Curtis Streets Phone 255-9556
Rev. Berard Giblin, OFM Pastor Services^r-Sunday Mass: 6,
8, 9:15, 11, 12:15.,
Holy Days: 6, 7, 8, 9, 12:15.
FIRST SPANISH METHODIST 935 W. 11th Avenue : Rev. Thomas Sepulveda | Service-r-Sunday:. 9:45* Ll>
WESLEYAN COVENANT 525West First: Ave. : Rev.^O;- L:: .Crager : Sunday Service,, 7:Q0 ,p. ;m. Sunday School, 10:30 a. m.
Iglesia Bethel De Las Assemblers De
. ; West:2nd- Ave.. -and Fox-: St.
| Rev; Vincente Rivera, Pastor Rev. Abel Rodriguez. 1 > ServicerSunday, 10:00.
FIRST BETHANY LI^R(ERAN 215 West 5th Avenue-Phone 422-1298 Rev. Fred-A. Bloch ServiceSunday Service 11. Sunday School 9:30.
DELIVERANCE TEMPLE 738 Santa Fe Drive Phone 623-4044 Rev. B. L. Thompson Service Sunday: 10-11-7:30
p. mv .<.
: William K- Linton, Pastor Service-Sunday:: 8:30; 10:50 Bible ,:SehooF-9:40. = '§ |
465 Galapago Street Rev. James Smith Service Sunday Service, 11. Sunday School-. 9:4b.';
ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL 126 West 2nd Avenue ; Phone 722-8781 Rev. David Minton ServiceSunday Service, 11. Sunday School, 9:30.
Denver Inner City Protestant 910 Galapago Street Rev. Russell S- Williams Rev. Q. K. Schlesselman Phone 266-9065