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THE NAVAJO TIMES October, 1960
World’s Week
The presidential campaign and
the united Nations droned on last
week with no noticeable “break
throughs ”
Vice President Richard Nixon
and ben. John Kennedy continued
to criss-cross the country. Both
attracted huge crowds ana enthu
siastic responses, hut i£ere was
no sigq ot a definite voter
Jfenu in favor of either candidate.
Poll after poll showed the two
Often running neck and neck.
In the U. N. at New Fork, Rus
sian premier Nikita Ktirushcnev
continued his display of bad man
ners. His tantrums had a notice
able effect on the neutralist Afri
can and Asian delegates. They
also doomed any faint hopes for
a meeting between President Ei
senhower and Khrushchev. The
neutralist leaders withdrew a
resolution calling for an Eisen
hower - Khrushchev meeting when
it became obvious that there were
n» grounds for agreement. The
General Assembly rejected an Au
stralian call for a four-power Sum
mit conference.
President Eisenhower continued
to insist that the Russians release
the R 847 crewmen they are hold
ing before he will consider talks
with Khrushchev. The Soviet pre
mier continued to demand a U.S.
“apology” for the U 2 and R 847
On the domestic scene tragedy,
labor unrest and new rocket suc
cesses dominated the headlines.
At Boston an Eastern Airlines
Etectra turbo-prop jet crashed on
takeoff, killing 61 of 72 persons
aboard. Preliminary investigation
led to a theory that the plane
flew through a dense flock of star
lings at the end ot the runway
Hop is Disown Any
Decision by Court
Traditional Hopi chiefs and vil
lage leaders, meeting in Shunga
povy Village on Second Mesa Oct.
12, dratted a statement to Nor
man Littell, counsel for the Nav
ajo Tribe to the effect that they
will not recognize any decision by
tlie federal judges on the Hopi-
Navajo boundary dispute. A three
judge tribunal is taking evidence
in federal court in Prescott th.s
month in the suit brought by the
Hopi Tribal Council against the
Navajos. It involves the boundary
between the Hopi and Navajo res
The Traditional tar Lon orn the
Hopi reservation has maintained
since . the su.l was instituted
that it was not brought with thu
sanction of the Traditional anl
religious leader>- who they claim
are in authority on the reserva
They reject the Tribal r o i.ic.’l
as illegal and not representa’lve
of the Hopi people.
The Oct. 12 statement, sign/1
by Andrew Heremequaftewa of
Shungapovy Vil'age and Dan K
chongva of Hotevilla. says in part:
“It is agreed oy all Traditional
Hopi chiefs and leaders who met
here today that since suit again:'
tlie Navajo Tribe is initiated not
San Juan .
Trading Post
and that the jet engines stopped
when they sucked in huge num
bers of the birds.
The international Union of El
ectrical Workers called a nation
wide strike agamt the General
Lectric C. The firm
£&se its plants finel several picket
Line scuffles were reported. GE
operates more than 50 plants.
These plants employ 70,000 IUE
On the rocket front it was a
week of triumph. Crews at Cape
Canaveral scored two successful
flights with a new, lighter Polaris
missile and they nurled a new
communications satellite -Courier
i-B into orbit. The satellite,
which carries 300 pounds of radio
equipment, is capable of receiv
ing, storing and re-tramsmitting on
command messages from ground
stations. The satellie was hailed
as the forerunner ot a world-wide
military communications network.
At Wallops Island. Va., another
crew sent aloft the Scout research
rocket, the first major solid fuel
space probe. The Scout climbed
tc a height of almost 4,000 miles
and sped 5,000 miles down the
Atlantic test range. It carried ra
diation detection equipment that
is designed to spot nuclear blasts
above the earth’s atmosphere.
On the international scene,
Cuba continued to present a pic
ture of unrest. Reports mounted
that Fidel Castro was facing a
real mnlitary threat from guer
rillas in Cuba’s mountainous coun
try. Exile leaders said Castro left
the U.N. to take personal com
mand of hiis troops Meanwhile,
Guatemala charged in the U.N.
that Castro was plotting an in
vasion of that country.
by the Hopi Traditional Chiefs and
the majoity of the Hopi people,
but by a few young men and
members of the so-called Ijopj.
Tribal Council, the Hopi chiefs
will not recognize any actions or
decisions of the federal courts of
the United States.
‘Under the guidance of the
Great Spirit, the Hopi people set
tled and occupied this land be
fore any white man or the Nava
jos came to (this) area. There
fore, if a white man and Navajo
Tribe wish to deal with Hopi
homeland they will have to come
to the Hopi chiefs in their villages
and not in any other place.
“Since this illegal action en
dangers our very land and life
of the Hopi people, we have de
termined to see that this serious
matter is settled in accordance
with the Ancient Instucticm given
us bv the Great Spirit."
The Traditional-, have stated on
numerous occasions that they a
wait the coming of a “True White
Brother ’ who will lead them in
the relations with the white
In the statment to Littell, the
leaders state tnat the Hopi men
testifyihg in Prescott this montn
were not sent by the true leaders
New Basketball
League Formed
A new basketball league, temp
orarily named the Navagj Ipthp
pendent League was
officially formed Wednesday, Oci
oberl2, 1960 at a meeting ot twen
ty managers and triends oi the
idea ot a basketball league at
W'indow Rock -irizona.
Managers trom Window Rock,
Window Rock Teachers, Henry
HUlson, Shiprock Mustangs, Ship
rock Tomahawks. Navajo Station,
Window Rock Station Gallup Sta
tion and Sam Day Enterprise
were in favor ot the league and
officially signed to torm the leag
The managers attending were
as tallows: Jack Jackson James
Atcitty, John Sells, Buddy Nelson,
Andy Dinyayhze Louis Brides,
Wilson Stewart Nelson Bennet
(for Howard Draper Peter Catrin
and Glen Stoner.
The following were elected of
ficers of the New League: Rod
ger Sandoval, Director; Jack
Jackson, Assistant Director; Andy
Dinyayhze, Secretary; Tom Arvi
so, Treasurer.
A gymnasium Committee was
elected as follows: James Atcitty,
Judd Avey, Buddy Nelson, Gor
man of Chinle and Garcia of
One of the most pioiound
thoughts Shakespeare left with us
is in his Hamlet, where he wrote:
‘ This above all to thine ownself
be true, and it must follow, as
the night the day thou canst not
then be false to any man.” •
but by Supt. O’Hara (Bureau of
Indian Aflairs) and Hopi police
at the suggestion of Attorney John
S. Boyden who is employed by
the Hopi Tribal Council.
AA Meet
Mr. Dick Hickman, Manager of
the New Mexico Treatment Center
tor Alcoholics, Turquoise Lodge,
in Albuquerque has been invited
to address the public Alcoholics
Annonymous meeting to be held
Friday evening at the Gallup In
dian Community Center at 8 p.m.
The first of a series of publi
A A meetings sponsored by the
Community Center was well at
tended last Friday night. Al
though regular AA meetings are
for alcoholics only this series of
public meetihgs are opened to
their relatives, friends, and inter
ested community members.
A group of seven Albuquerque
AA members conducted a demon
stration meeting last Friday, show
ing how this fellowship of men
and women who share a common
problem can help each other to
recover from alcoholism by shar
ing their experience, strength and
hope. They explained how the pri
mary purpose ot AA is to stay
sober and help other alcoholics
achieve sobriety.
After this series ot public meet
ings those interested in member
ship in a Gallup Ak group will
elect a chairman ana plan their
own regular future meetings.
This fellowship is not allied with
any sect, denomination, politics,
organization or institution.
Submitted by: Mrs. Lorraine M
Landau, Psychiatric Social Work
er, Gallup Indian Community Cen
to*- rtnlnhar t» 1860
The League will later print a
full schedule cara indicating dat
es and teams and place the gam
es will be played.
Cary Beyal of the Civic Center
Athletic Committee also attended
as a representative ot that com
mittee. He explained that the
f/ommittee wouia welcome such
a league and the following are
some of the plans that the Com
mittee had hoped tc develop: He
advised the representatives to
craft it’s program and the com
mittee would formulate justifica
tion and other details m order to
schedule dates at the Center for
the League.
The League ask=. that all othir
teams who would desire to join
this league to immediately get in
touch with Mr. Sandoval, in care
ot Realty Department, Window
Rock or Mr. Adny Dinyayhze of
Window Rock Compressor Station,
mailing address, St.' Michaels,
The original sponsors of the idea
oi the new Navajo Independent
Basketball League encourages
solidarity among all those athleti
cally inclined to back this league.
A general meeting ot tnis Leag
ue was held at Shiprock Thurs
day October 20. The next meet
ing will be November 2nd at Gal
lup, N.M. We wish much success
to this new
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Mai! This Form to Navajo Times I
i L__ Window Rock, Arizona |
(Paid Pol. Adv.)
The Navajo Tribal Scholarship
Committee has just announced
award of * free college scholar-
Ship lb Wilson A Nelson of Blue
water, New Mexico. He will at
tend New Mexico Western College
Silver City, New Meico, where
he wil prepare limselt as an ele
mentary teacher in a school for
the blind.
Dean Donald S. Overturf of the
college has taken an interest in
this student and will give hint
the special advice and assistance
A'hich his disability may demand.
Wilson completeo his high
school training at the New Me
ico School for the Visually Handi
capped Alamogordo. New Mexico
where his expenses were paid by
the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He
is now in Little Rock, Arkansas
taking a special program of train
ing to prepare him to move about
without assistance and to meet
other problems of an adult blind
Mr. Wilson will be the first blind
Navajo to be assisted for college
training by the Higher Education
Fund of the Navajo Tribe.
Perhaps the most valuable re
sult of all education is the ability
to make yourselt do the thing you
have to do, ./hen it ought to be
done, whether you like it or not;
it is the first lesson that ought
to be learned, and nowever early
a man’s training begins, it is
probably the last wesson that he
learns thoroughly.
Thomas Huxley

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