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THE NAVAJO TIMES MARCH, 1961 Navajo Leaders Making Plans to Turn Reservation Into Tourist Attraction Navajo tribal leaders made plans at the University of New Mexico Friday to turn their 16,- •00,000 acre-reservation into a vast tourist attraction in an effort to bolster their economy. The Navajo Tribal Parks Com mission, together with various fed eral officials and UNM represen tatives, plan to build facilities in the area to attract and hold tour ists “for more than an over-night stop.” Sam Day, 111, tribal chairman of the Parks Commission, said since two paved roads through the reservation are nearing comple tion, the task ahead now is to build hotels, motels, musems, and camp sites for travelers. Day said: “We have the scenery and the possibilities for develop ment. By 1963, we hope to have improved fishing sites along the rivers and the lakes alongside the best in facilities to house tour ists.” Legislation has already been passed, Day said, to permit pri vate enterprise to come in and build any type of touist attrac tions with a maximum of lease for 99 years. Day said the Four Corners area would be among the first to be made into a special attraction to Operating Cash Details Studied Ceremonial directors Thursday night approved an operating bud get for the 1961 Ceremonial of $63,162, as submitted by its bud get and finance committee after studying requests of the various spending committees. The committee- composed of Robert Alan, Tony Petranovich, and I H Danoff - also projected anticipated net income of $99,350 which would leave a margin of more than $16,000 for capital im provements Or carry-over funds for the next year. The meeting was told by Ken neth Smith that a special train of Southern California Shriners would spend Friday, Aug. 11, in Gallup attending both afternoon and evening performances and that the office had been requested to hold two blocks of tickets of 560 for each performance. The board approved a policy CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED FOR CARTE BLANCHE AMERICAN EXPRESS WETHERILL INN NEW AND MODERN KAYENTA TRADING POST STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS KAYENTA, ARIZ. PHONE KAYENTA 7-2141 HMSMCiWgaBIMMaPMWBBMMMMBBMBIBBMBB—HgBBMWBH—WBSWBIIB IWH f ■IWt—nTWULUIMH I IT*' NATAANI NEZ Lodge & Restaurant • BEAUTIFUL UNITS • EXXCELLENT MEALS A NAVAJO TRIBAL ENTERPRISE SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO Phone: 9241 or 2122 draw travelers. Another spot would be along the south border of Lake Powell, heading into Glen Canyon. One definite plan to come out of Friday’s meeting was a three day “rough-in” trip through Nav ajoland scheduled for June 8-10. Invited to make the trip will be geologists, biologists, archaeolo gists, research specialists, and re presentatives of hotel management National Parks Service and the Secretary of Interior. Following the trip, the 20 rep resentatives will sit down and make definite plans to “face up to the problems the Navajos have to make their reservation into a tourist attraction.” Meeting on the UNM campus Friday were: Edward B. Danson. director of the Museum of Nor thern Arizona; John C. McPhee, Navajo Tribal Parks supervisor; Charles E. Minton, Indian Affairs, Santa Fe. Raymond H. Thompson, Univer sity of Arizona; Arthur H. Har ris, and Dr. James Findley, bio ligists at UNM; Dr. W. W. Hill, anthropology at the University of New Mexico. John J. Doherty, tribal attorney. Window Rock. Ariz; John Dee, ad visory committee for Navajos; Martin A. Link, tribal archaeolo- that would limit rental of grounds i facilities to carnivals with ride I concessions only and would bar shows with games of chance or gambling concessions in answer to a request from a large carnival for three days at the end of June. President Charles Vidal inform ed members that the Internal Rev enue Service has told the Cere monial it must pay federal ad missions tax on that portion of its performances that include rodeo or horse racing events starting this year. The tax would not be imposed on the evening perform ances. Reports indicated that the Cere monial’s major cornmittese have already held their first meetings and planning is underway. Chair man Eddie Junker of the Program Committee said his group was eliminating the feeding of camp Indians at this year’s show. gist; Frank Bradley, John Nelson, Day, all of the Parks Commis- Sam Shorty Begay, and Samsion. TOURISTS ON THE RESERVATION: Plans are now being made by Navajo leaders to draw and hold tourists for long vacation periods on the Navajo Reservation. Plan ning for ‘Tourists for Navajoland’ projects, are, left to right, Sam Day 111, Frank Bradley, John Nelson Dee, and Sam Shortv Be<?av. NAVAJO MOTORS INC. GALLUP N. M. || i r BEST BUYS IN NEW AND USED jj CARS AND TRUCKS | 1961 * Trucks ' Corvairs Navajo Motors Inc. FORMERLY NAVAJO CHEVROLET —CORVAIR CH EVROLET—PONTIAC—CAD ILLAC LIQUOR £ VICE CONTROL DIVISION: Manuel Tso was on suspension, but is presently enjoying a few days of anual leave. A 40-year old female, Daisy Ar tene, of Kayenta, Arizona, wai arrested, along with a male sub ject, 67 years old— Buster White horse of Goulding, Utah, for hav ing 11 cases of wine.