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THE NAVAJO TIMES ~~ October, 1960
PAGE 2
Gun
Safety
New Mexico and Arizona hunt
ers, almost 250,000 strong will
soon tak e to the fields and hills
to fill out their licenses this fall.
To hunt on the Navajo reserva
tion, a hunter must have a valid
State license, and a reservation
permit. These permits are avail
able at most sporting goods stor
es that sell state licenses, and
also on the reservation itself. It
would be well if you plan to hunt
cn the reservation to aquaint
yourself with laws governing hunt
ing on Navajoland.
Os the hunters, 90 per cent will
be sensible, responsible citizens.
We hope that this 90 per cent can
help control the other 10 per cent.
Os all the shooting accidents
that occur during hunting sea
son. most could be avoided. The
prime rule should be “MAKE
SURE OF YOUR TARGET.** If
you use binoculars, and then are
certain that you can hit your tar
get, then fire. No one is good
enough shot to hit a running deer
from over 350 to 400* yar is. If
llVl STATE SENATOR |
IM 11 M SINCERELY SOLICITS I
3*l YOUR VOTE 1
I In the Nov - a ' oenc,Jl Election I
State Rep. Amaya has served effectively as one He is a member of Kiwanis. B.P O.E. Elks Lodge I
of your state representatives in the New Mexico No 1319, theoauop ivi, *o and lotk Uub, the Gal H
I Legislature for the past two vears. His leg.slative lup G1 Forum and is a member of the McKinley
I record included active participation in a study of County Democratic State Central Committee, and
the operation of the New Mexico State Hghwav Gallup Chamber ot Commerce.
Department and membership on the House of Rep- As a newcomer to the New Mexico Legislature 1
resentatives- Transportation and Natural Resources Mate Rep. Amaya displayed an unusual grasp of ■
rnmmittees the P roblems of Gallup and McK’nley County as
‘ well as their potential as key centers in the rapid- H|
\t the age of 40 he has been Southwest Divi- ly developing Four Corners Area. As a first-term
sion Superintendent for the Denver-Ch*cago Truck- legislator, he took a v gorous stand on improve
rs: Co Inc for the past two vears. Before promo- nient of State Highway Department operations, ■
tion to’ this’ position he served t h e company as particularly new highway construction, the proper
Safetv Ene neer and later as Road Supervisor and handling of eondemnat on proceedings and acqui-
Terminal Manager of the Gallup area. His office sition of rights of way in the interest of the prop-
II is in Gallun at 20« l -g South Second Street. ertv owner. ■
He introduced House Memoral No. 4 which
State Rep Amava was born m Pueblo. Colo. He brought before the legislature, for the first time,
1 attended public school there and later graduated Gallup’s long-time need for a downtown overpass.
I from Polytechn c College of Engineers at Oakland, This memor al pointed to the urgent need for earlv
I Calif Following graduation he worked as a drafts- design and construction of this project.
1 man and then entered service of the Colorado State His hard-working record throughout the 24th
I Police. This service was interrupted by World War legislative sess on marked him as a real represent
j 11. He served wth the Army as a Special Agent with ative of County.
Military Intell gence in the Southwest Pacific. Up- He did not limit hmseif to any single area of
I on his* military discharge he returned to active legislative interest. He was a co-sponsor of such
■ dutv w th the Colorado State Police which included widely diversified legislation as the Indian Jewel
attendance at Criminal Investigation. Traffic and rv Bill and another that enables any incorporated
I Leadership Schools and later assignment as officer municipality to adopt a charter. He also co-spon- H
i in charge of the Colorado Sorings. Colo., area. sored a bill provding for an increase in salaries
of county officers and sponsored a memorial bill
The Amayas, residents of Gallup since 1950. re- on need for a sanitation system for Zuni Pueblo. Hi
I side at 1028 Navajo C rcle. Mrs. Amaya, the former He was also co-sponsor of another memoral bill
Betty J. Jones of Lamar. Colo., was born in Las on the Navajo Dam Irrigation Project.
Vegas, N.M The Amayas daughter, George- State Hep. Amaya's continued work for the
■ ann, who is a sophomore at Gallup High School. people of McKinley County beyond the 60-day ses
. , , . sion of the 24th Legislature, serves as the best rec-
State Rep. Amaya helped pioneer Lallup s Little ommendation for returning this experienced and
League Baseball program, has been an annual capable Democrat to Santa Fe as vour State Sena- H
| sponsor and is the donor of a travel ng trophy. He tor
alx> sponsors a Boaver-Chiccgo bowling team in
i,v - r i lea n»e
you miss fe long shot, that bullet
can carry for a mile or so, and
still kill. In the flat area espec
ially this should be remembered.
If you make certain a backstop
will stop that bullet if you do
miss, you will be safer, and so
will any other hunters in your
vicinity.
Make certain that you tui-iw,
your guns capabilities. Take it'
out, clean it, and then sight it in
on a range and test fire it a
few times. This way you’ll know
that your weapon is in good work-j
ing order; you’ll be sure it shoots
where you aim, and you’ll rem
ember how it feels to fire a gun
again.
If you do accidently hit some,
one, or if you come across a
wounded hunter, help him. It’s
bad enough to shoot some one,
but to leave him wounded, when
he can possibly die, is the great
est error you can make. If you
are on the Navajo reservation,
phones are scarce, but can be
found at most Trading Posts. The
Navajo Police and the Navajo
Rangers will be glad to assist you
in any emergency.
W* wish you good and safe hunt
ing.
School
Contract
Let
. • ■
Following the Advisory Com
mittee resolution of April 21, this
year, releasing certain Tribal
lands for school purposes at Teec
Nos Pos, a contract nas txun let
for the new school buildings. The
Department of the Interior, Bur
eau of Indian Affairs, announced
that H. R. Mcßride Construction
Company, of Farmington, N M..
has been awarded the contract
for building of new school facili
ties at Teec Nos Pos, Arizona.
The contract totaled $1,119,100.-
00. Other bids, ranging as high
as $238,000 more were offered.
The Advisory Committee action
called for an 11 classroom school,
2 128 pupil dormitories, 1 64 pupil
dormitory, 1 300 pupil dining
room, sufficient quarters and re
habilitation of existing school fac
ilities. The installation of utilities
reeded, road and other work was
included in the tn‘»l b'- 1
The school at Teec Nos Pos has
been operated since 1940. The pre
sent school has an authorized en
rollment of 64 pupils, through
grade 1. The new facilities will
provide for a total of 300 pupilfe
through grade 6. Census data re
ceived by the Advisory Commit
tee pointed to the fact that addi
ional facilities were needed at
i cec Nos Pos. The school is lo
cated in the north-eastern por
ion of the Navajo Reservation,
n Arizona.
For Space Age
Sceptics
Tor I dipt into the future, far as;
human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and
the wonder that would be; ;
Saw the heavens fill with com
merce argosies of magic sails.
?ilits of the purple twilight, drop
ping down with costly bales;
?ard the heavens fill with shout
ing, and there rained a ghastly
dew
rom the Nations’ airy navies
grappling in the central blue.
—Tennyson’s Locksley Hall •
1842
Caiman
Massacre
Journeying from an Indian v#-
lage near the present city at
Phoenix, with Yuma as his des
tination, was Royce Oatman and
his family. The year was 1851.
The trip was never completed, for
the Oatmans, were massacred by
a band of roving Apaches. Only
three of the family escaped. Al
onzo Oatman, 15 years old, was
left for dead at the scene; and
his two younger sisters, 01iv e and
Mary Ann were taken captive by
the tribe. Moving down the Gila
River, the Apaches met with a
band of Mohaves and traded the
two girls to them. At length the
Mohave camp on the Colorado
River was reached. This camp
was near the present site of the
town of Needles.
Alonzo Oatman, was as we men
tioned, not dead and recovering
somewhat from his experience
made his way Westward to Yuma
to account for his safety. It is
recounted that to induce assist
ance in his search for his miss
ing sisters, Alonzo Oatman spent
th e ensuring years telling and re
telling his story. Eventually, due
not to aid, but to the friendliness
of the Mohaves, the missing fam
ily members were rejoined. The
younger sister died soon after,
from privations and sufferings
sustained and endured during cap
tivity, but the other lived on for
many more years.
Strange, the military command
ers of the area disbelieved the
story of the boy, but eventually
as a consequence, Fort Mohave
was established as a sequel to the
story.
Relegate your thoughts to those
of the novelist:
“The desert waited. Silent,
Hot and Fierce,
Guarding well its secret
against the coming
of the Strong Ones.”
and discern the origin of the place
names of the town of Oatman,
and of Mohave County, Arizona,
and withal a moving sketch of
one of the Old West’s favorite an
nals.
And so, it has been well said
that many of these glamorous and
J scintillating episodes, and sagas
if the west, have as their foun
dation. not the high lights in the
lives of the famous celebraties,
but the simple and dramatic
events in the lives of one or two
! pioneering people.
From an Historical Sketch by
the Land Title Examiner of the
j Navajo Tribe.
- Indian Health Service
Personnel Head Named
Max Williams, a government
employe for 20 years, has been
promoted to area personnel offic
er for the Public Health Service
I Division of Indian Health. Albu
j querque area.
' Williams succeeds Don Middle
ton, transferred recently to the
post of executive officer of the
j Indian Health area office. Aber
deen. S.D., said Dr. Robert L
i Zobel, area medical officer.
The Albuquerque area office ad
ministers health and medical
care services for approximately
100.000 Indians living on reserva
j tions in New Mexico, Arizona, Col
i orado and Utah.
! Williams has had a wide and
j varied experience in the field of
i personnel, said Dr. Zobel. Will
iams is chairman of the Federal
Personnel Council of New Mex
ico, an organization of personnel
and management officials in the
state who meet regularly to dis
cuss current and proposed person
nel policies and practices.
Williams, a native of Emery,
Utah, and veteran of World War
11, lives at 5300 Comanche NE
with his wife and four children.

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