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APRIL 26, 1961—THE NAVAJO TIMES—]
New Estimates on G McK School Bonds New estimates by consulting architects increase thecostsof the proposed school project as planned by the Gal 1 up-McKinleyCou n t y Board of Education. The proposed increases make it necessary for the Board to delete the adminis trative center from their plans. Gallup-McKinley County’s voters have requested that theßoardpre sent a $1,000,000 bond issue for their approval on Tuesday, May 23. More than 750 patrons have signed such a petition, and the Board at its April 10th meeting formally made a request for the election to be held May 23. The present esti mates for grading, leveling, build ing and equipping the proposed pro jects will exceed earlier estimates. The Board in light of these possible increases is assigning additional funds from the issue to each of the six projects that will house stud ents. The increases will lea v ea balance of $50,000 to be used in fut ure planning. The school projects are listed below with the latest es timates after conference with con sulting architects. •1. Washington Elementary School —The proposal at this school is for tw e 1 v e classrooms, an all-purpose room and cafeteria, health room , storage space, toilet space and office housing. This project is designed to re place the old facility now in use and to add three classrooms now needed. The project has been much in demand by the citizen ship ofthatarea. Estimatedcost 2. Sunnyside Elementary School— This project will be a simple ad dition of a small all-purpose room with kitchen facilities. This project was deleted sever al years ago when the building was built, and the children in that area have been bused to Sky City for their meals for several years. The all-purpose room will not only serve as a lunch Youth Group Work Plan Under Study Senator Clinton P. Anderson, D NM, has lauded a plan—now under study by the Kennedy administra tion—to set up a youth work group resembling the old CCC. The youths would be recruited for work with such agencies as the National Park Service, Forest Ser vice and the Bureau of Reclama tion. “As a supporter of a similar proposal before the Senate in 1959, 1 like the sound of this plan,*' An derson added. “It would be a use ful tool for dealing with the serious problem of school ‘drop-outs, * youngsters who quit school before graduation and thereby handicap themselves for employment in an age when higher levels of training are demanded. Some 7,500,000 school ‘drop-outs’ are expected in the 19605" Approximately 7 per cent of New Mexico's students drop out during the school year. • This is the group that suffers the highest unemployment rates. Often they are involved in delin- NAVAJO TIMES WINDOW ROCK. ARIZONA Phone Window Rock 2-3426 Published weekly by The Navajo Tribe. The Navajo Times is an independent newspaper serving the interests of the Nav ajo people. NAVAJO TRlßE—Publisher RONALD F. RIPLEY- -Editor Sub sc ription rate s—By mail, v 53.50 per year; on newsstands, 10c per copy. room but a small recreation room and a school-community room. Estimatedcost... 50,000 3. Ambrosia Lake—This project will probably consist of 4-6 classrooms with an all-purpose room, office space and other ap purtances. Justification: we now have four permanent class rooms at Ambrosia Lake, three quonset huts are in use and two additional temporary rooms will be pr e s se d into use next year. This is a dire need. Es timated cost 175,000 4. Lincoln Elementary School— four classrooms. Justification: We know we will need these classrooms in this area. At least one quonset hut will be in use inis next year. Estimated cost 75,000 5. Jefferson Elementary School— Next year there will be a need for four additional classrooms in this area. Two quonset huts will be used next year. This is reason enough to make any motiier or father want addition al housing. Estimated cost . . . . . . 75,000 6. Junior High School (the present Gallup High School) —in order to accomodate the Bth and 9th grades only in that area, we will need a new all-purpose room with facilities for serving meals and for offering girls’ health physical education. In addition to this facility we will need a home economics department and at least two additional classrooms. Actually this building has been a need at the Gallup High School for several years. We have simply not been in a position to build the build ing. Parents, who are familiar with the situation, know that this need exists. Estimated cost .. . 7. Balance for land and planning 50,000 TOTAL $1,000,000 quency. Many of these young people could be put to gainful work on a $3 billion backlog of forest, water, conservation and park projects. He also pointed out that New Mexico is still reaping benefits of the CCC which from 1933 to 1942 put 3,000,000 young men to work replenishing forests, halting eros ion and building recreation facil ities and other useful public pro jects. Keaaedy’s idacatioa Ploa To be Pat iato Orbit As one answerto Russia's man in-space achievement, the House Education and Labor Committee started its own countdown to launch President Kennedy's education program. Chairman Adam Clayton Pow ell, D-NY., urged his colleagues to get cracking on bills to carry out Kennedy's $4.7 billion pro posal to upgrade American edu cation. The Negro congressman took a personal pledge not to introduce proposals to bar federal aid to racially segregated schools. Pow ell declared that the challenge po sed to Americans by the Soviet cosmonaut overrode all other con siderations and said he would spon sor no amendment that could kill school aid. In the past, Powell has spon sored anti-discrimination amend ments to school biils and invariably they have resulted in the death of the legislation. In the past, Powell had kept his amendment hanging over Ken- World’s Week Copley News Service Russia’s orbiting of the first man into space last week dwarfed other news developments around the world. Indeed, it perhaps was the most significant story of the decade and certainly of the space age, for the Soviet feat of rocketry showed clearly that man is on the threshhold ot the ionosphere and some day may unlock its myster ies. Still, there we r e other events last week which cannot be over looked. President Kennedy asked Congress to approve nearly sl2 billion for new arms—mostly planes, missiles and ships. It was the largest military auth orization request ever sent to Con gress in a singlepackage. Included in the enabling bill dropped in the House hopper by Chairman Carl Vinson P -Ga. ) of the House Armed Services Committee was provision for 10 additional Polaris submar ines West German Chancellor Con rad Adenauer visited Washington and received new assurances that the United States intends to take whatever action is necessary to meet any threat to its obligations and rights in West Berlin. Audenauer was reassired by Secy, of State Dean Rusk during a 90 -minute huddle. He held a series of conferences, too, with President Kennedy. During these meetings, the chiefs of state were flanked by their advisers, Kennedy by Rusk and Adenauer by West Germany’s foreign minister, Heinrich von Bretano. The trial of Adolf Eichmanngot under way in Jerusalem, but soon became involved in arguments over whether Israel has the legal right to try the former Gestapo chief ac cused of ordering the slaughter of millions of Jews. In two statements last week the President said he would oppose the mounting of an anti-Castro invas ions of Cuba from U.S. soil and pledged that the United States will strengthen its torces in Western Europe. Kennedy told his news con ference this government will do all it can to make sure no Americans are involved in any military foray against the regime of Cuban Pre mier Fidel Castro. Headvised mil itary leadtx s of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, meeting in Washington, of U.S. determination to reinforce its military posture in Europe. While U.S. leaders praised the Soviet feat of spinning a man into space and bringing him back alive, the President emphasized the Rus sian space “first” should not be interpreted as a sign of free world weakness. The Russians have a head-start of many years on the U.S. in the space race. We have not caught up but that doesn’t mean we won’t, Kennedy indicated. Meanwhile there literally was Grazing Oatlook Good The spring grazing outlook in New Mexico is much above aver age, according to the New Mexico Crop and Livestock Reporting Ser vice. Soil moisture is adequate in most areas. New growth of grass has started on all except high summer ranges. Rainfall on the east side of the state has been more than double the normal amounts during the last nine months. Ranges are rated at 81 per cent compared with 79 per cent last month and the 10 year average of 73 per cent. Livestock is in good and above average condition. Supplemental feeding has about ended. nedy’s program, saying he would decide whether to offer it when he saw how Kennedy was dealing with civil rights. Powell, in addition to removing his own threat of an anti-segre gation amendment, announced he would lead the fight against any one else who tried to put the same kind of provision into the school bills. Page 2 Wianers In Gallup Indian Commanity Center Arts and Craft Contest The following is a list of the winners of awards in the Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibit sponsored by Gallup Indian Community Cen ter. The New Mexico Federation Adnlt Education Program Adult Education students, from the Twin Lakes area, were guests on April 6th, at the Navajo Tri bal Training Session held for Chap ter Officers and Delegates, from Districts 14, 15, 16 and from Canoncito, Alamo, and Ramah. The Twin Lakes group gave a demonstration of some of their adult education activities, a pro gram sponsored by the Bureau of Indian affairs. Taking part in the oral reading were: Mrs. Louise Yazzie and Mrs. Marie Moore. Mrs. Adeline Sherman demon strated how to run a movie pro jector. Mrs. Joanna Miller pointed out the months of the year in En glish and Navajo using an audio visual electric board to shew the correct matching. Mrs. Katherine Sherman lead the group in an English conver sation dialogue. Miss Dorothy Sherman demonstrated newly for med typing skills. Mrs. Ruby Be gay and Mrs. Shirley Begay, from Tohlakai, helped with the displays. These included samples of reading materials, work-books, writing and audio visual materials used in the adult education literacy pro gram. Tom Sherman, chapter dele gate, Tom Lee, president, and Frank Jones, vice-president, each spoke on the value of adult edu cation and what it is doing for the people at Twin Lakes. This meeting was sponsored by the Navajo Tribal Community Ser vices, at Window Rock, with Grant Benally, Jr. presiding. Twin Lakes teachers taking part were; Virginia Jackson and Kath ryn Polacca. dancing in the streets of Moscow as word went out that Russian Air Force Maj. Yuri Gagarin had en circled the globe at speeds of 25,- 000 miles per hour. Soviet Premier Khrushchev congratulated Gagarin and com mented: “Let the capitalist coun tries try to catch up.” U. S. leaders were more con cerned with the possible dam age to U. S. prestige around the world in the wake of the Russian spaceflight than they were with being "scooped” by the Communists. aiiiiiiiinim 1111111111111111111111111 mi iiiimii 11 iiiiamiiiiiiiiic OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE = NAVAJO TRIBE = m 1 NEW SUBSCRIPTION OFFER I : 52 Issues for Only $3.50 ■ m NAME E ADDRESS E m | BILL ME ENCLOSED E m • m m EMail This Form to Navajo Times! E Window Rock, Arizona = 1 P.O. Box 355 | | va ! 5* ....... il of Women’s Clubs; The Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild; Dunn Mercantile; Penney*s Store; Canyon DeChelley Trading Post; Black Mountain Trading Post; Griswold’s Trading Post; Outlaw Trading Post; Gallup Indian Jewelry; Tandy Leather Company; George Hight’s Photo and Art Shops. Painting and Drawing: STUD ENT DIVISION, First: Angela John; Second: Deswocd Yazzie; Third: Ruth E. Morris.. AMATEUR DIV ISION, First: Mrs. R. C. Hasler; Second: Mrs. R. F. Moe; Third: Clyde Smith. Leathercraft: STUDENT DIV ISION, First: Ray Ross; Second: Ray Hastings; Third: Trudy Es pinosa; Honorable Mention: Wil lard Larviso. AMATEUR DIVIS ION, First Sarrah H. Begay; Sec ond: Susie Kahn; Third: Sarrah H. Begay; Honorable Mention: Sarrah H. Begay. SEMI-PRO FESSIONAL, First: Jim T. Chee; Second: Joseph Paisano Jr.;Third: Arthur Bia; Honorable Mention; Mendez. Jewelry: AMATEUR DIVISION, First: Maggie Martinez. SEMI PROFESSIONAL, First: Tom Mus icct Metalcraft: STUDENT DIVIS ION, First: Ernest Williams; Sec ond: Priscilla Hinckley; Third: Mary Louise Natan; Ho no rahi e Mention: J. Wilson. Sewing: STUDENT DIVISION, First: 7th Grade Girls, Rehoboth Mission; Second: Virginia Jones; Third: Bth Grade Girls, Rehoboth Mission; Honorable Mention: Group from Toadlena School. SEMI-PRO FESSIONAL First: Nellie Arviso; Second: Alice Bitsie; Third: Ethel Mae Smith. Woodwork: STUDENT DIV ISION, First: David Herford; Sec ond: Joseph Jeans; Third: Jimmie Nez; Honorable Mention: Pete Start. AMATEUR DIVISION, First: Joe Paisano Jr. Ceramics and Pottery: STUD ENT DIVISION, First: Sarrah R Begay; Second: Annie M. Tsosie. Basketry: STUDENT DIVISION, Second: W. Tekala; Honorable M ention: A Natachee. Miscellaneous: STUDENT DIV ISION, First: Ernest Williams, Second: Jones Ranch School; Third: Helen Pino; Honorable Mention: F. Hoskie. Weaving: AMATEUR DIVISION, First: Marian Pino; Second Susie Kahn; Third: Florence Yazzie. SEMI-PROFESSIONAL, First: Mary H. Begay; Second: Nellie F. Begay; Third: Julian George.