ailS So. Milwaukee St.
September 8, 1948
VLtb* Bugene Revelle
Denver Area Welfare Council
314 Fourteenth St.
Deer Mrs* Have He;
It was kind of you to provide me with a copy of your letter
of September 1 with the report attached for the use of the University
Park Consiaunity Council. Both the Council aad the members of Its Executive Committee have appreciated the many courtesies shown ue by the
Chest and the interest and patience of the Members ef the leisure Time
Division in deliberating on the problems submitted by the Budget Committee*
Mr. Williamson particularly was unselfish in devoting time and effort
to s study of the peculiar problems of the, University Park area, the
attitude of the all the welfare agencies has been kind Indeed.
Our appreciation of the consideration shown us in this connection does not. of course, mitigate our disappointment in the conclusions
reached by the Leisure Time Division, neither does the consideration
and the interest of the Chest and its agencies convince us of the wisdom
of the findings aad recommendations as submitted to the Budget Committee.
It occurs to us that you might find some interest and assistance in a
statement of our reactions to the report which you passed to us for information. We realise that the point of view makes all the difference
in the world in the evaluation of an application for funds, We want you
to understand ours.
In University Park we are seven mi lea from the State Capitol.
Indeed, the Washington Park beach is closer to the Capitol building than
it is to the University Park School. Aside from the public school and
the community church there are no public buildings and no public recreation in a large area which is naturally Isolated by its location from the
rest of the city. Stable family life has characterised the community in
the past. It is our purpose to guarantee through a changing and expanding period continued community stability. We have viewed the community
center programs at Palo Alto and In other smaller midwestern cities as
models which Denver communities should and could follow. We have no
juvenile delinquency problem nor any great moral problem in the community,
there is little dire economic need outelde of the veterans' villages.
There is, nevertheless, a need for a mors closely knit, a better oriented
community life particularly for children. Until a community center pro-
Is demonstrated, no one will donate to us a community house. We