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APRIL 26, 1961—THE NAVAJO TIMES
Recreation Program for Navajo Dam State, federal and Indian offic ials met in Santa Fe to work out recreation agreements for the pro posed water storage behind Navajo Dam, now under construction near Bloomfield. An official of the Reclamation Bureau estimated the reservoir will start storing water in Decem ber. There's an “85per cent chance” next spring's snow runoff will fill the 245 square mile man made lake to one third capacity, Cecil B. Jac obson said. That would be enough for initial fishing and boating facil ities. Jacobson told the conference which included Colorado and New Mexico officials, that the filling timetable is subject to federal ap proval. The National Park Service hopes to build the facilities and then turn them over to Colorado and New Mexico to run. A prime reason for the meeting was to reach agree ments on these matters. How far game and fish manage ment could be developed if the Nav ajo water level fluctuates while Glen Canyon is being filled down stream on the Arizona-Utah bor der was a major question before the conference being held at the National Park Service Regional Headquarters. The possibility the Navajo might have to reduce its water to one fourth capacity for three to 10 years so the bigger Glen Canyon can be filled was raised by Jacob son. This release would come be tween Labor Day and May 1, rather than during the height of the sports season, Jacobson added. Jacobson is the Bureau’s regionalcontrol engineer. Navajo Dam will be fed by the San Juan River, a tributary of the Colorado. Glen Canyon, whose completion is set for early 1963, is on the main stream. Jacobson stated water being re leased to Glen Canyon, which even tually will store 15 times as much as Navajo, because it is the “pay master’’ of the Upper Colorado System. Facilities for irrigation of In dian lands, which Navajo will pro vide, will not be ready by the time the darn is completed next spring. $686,206 in federal funds have been authorized but not appropriated in the next fiscal year, according Wolf Man Reported In the last few days, Navajos from all parts of the reservation have come to McKinley' county Sheriff's office to see what they i>ay is a “wolf man’’, who is being held by authorities. The only thing wrong is Sher iff D. F. Mollica says there’s no such creature in his jail. "We may have some wolves among the inmates,’’ Molica said, “but we do not have a wolf man.’’ “It’s getting to the place where I*m beginning to think I am run ning a museum instead of a jail.’* The story about the “wolf man’* apparently started with a back ground of Indian superstition and tradition, according to Mollica. The small groups of Navajos be gan appearing a few days ago to see the “wolf man” at the jail. Several Navajos claimed to have seen the “wolf man” on the north side of Gallup and apparently they were badly frightened by the pos sibility of having it on the loose. The groups arriving at the jail today were larger. Mollica said he would like to discourage the visits and the unnecessary trips. “We just don’t have a “wolf man’’ in the jail,’* Mollica said. BUTLERS EVERYTHING FOR THE OFFICE 203 W. COAL GALLUP to John Moseley of Santa Fe, Nat ional Park Service landscape arch itect. If granted, a boating site and other facilities would be built where the Pine River enters the reservoir, one mile from the dam. The first year’s flow would probably back water beyond the Colorado border to the Arboles site, similar to Pine River. This project is planned for the following fiscal year. Several state agencies repre sentatives outlined briefly their plans for operation of facilities which would be turned over to them by the Bureau of Reclamation. Fred A. Thompson, Game and Fish Department director and James L. Dillard, acting state parks director presented New Mexico’s plans. Appearing for Colorado were Harry R. Woodward of the Game and Fish Department and Harold L. Lathrop of the State Parks and Rec reation Board. Southern Ute Tribal Council spokesman was John E. Baker. He said the tribe felt it had certain basic privileges in connection with the area but that the land acquired from the tribe was considered to have been severed from the reser vation. This land is now subject to general recreation land use. The tribe has reserved control of several small areas of the Nav ajo Darn lake and shoreline for any possible business operations. Assistant regional director for the Bureau of Reclamation at Salt Lake City, Charles S. Rippon, warned state agencies not to over sell or overbuild their develop ments. Development has to be subser vient to the possible future need for water, he said. The Teacher What is a Report Card? Parents, teachers, school ad ministrators and students all seem to have different ideas. But actually, a Report Card can be only one thing—a teacher’s evaluation of a student. A teacher observes a student as he works, compares him with his classmates, studies his assignments, and then ranks him in a scale with others. It is this scale which causes the conflict. What expert authority can a teacher use? How does she decide who is best? Theanswer is simple. She does it on the basis of her train ing and experience. Standardized tests are con stantly being developed for objec tive scoring. But they are not with out flaws. They cannot be used alone to evaluate the worth of a stu dent. Learning is too relative a product to be measured by a ruler. Once the child leaves the class room he is rated by human beings for the rest of his life. Should school be different? If a teacher grades on the so called “educational curve,’* many students are punished. I recall in my undergraduate days how English majors tried to get into the engin eer’s Literature classes because they shone brilliantly. The engin eers' Literature curve was low. In the same manner, an average student will shine in a “slow" class. The curve can be used suc cessfully only when you are deal ing with thousands of students and the sample is large enough to yield A WINDOW ROCK LODGE A V & RESTAURANT V COMFORTABLE LODGING CALL IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR RESERVATIONS EXCELLENT MEALS Phone 9231 WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA Page 4 Education Stressed 300 high school Indian students heard what the older Indians had to say about what the younger gen eration is doing as Southwestern regional Indian Youth Council came to an end on April 15. Saturday morning was devoted to a discussion of the workshops which were held Friday. During the Saturday discussions the older Indians accused the youngsters of “becoming lazy and too good*’ to do the work they formerly did be fore they became “educated**. Ideas were exchanged by dele gates for possible solutions of the conflicts between “traditions on the reservations and in the pueblos and the modem educational aims.’* Dr. Robert A. Roessel of Ari zona State University urged the young Indian students to “respect the traditions of the older Indians but to get the best education pos sible.’’ Dr. Roessel, head of the De partment of Indian Education at the Tempe school, spoke to the In dian Youth Council Friday. “Education can bridge the gap between the traditional and the mo dern for Indian youth,’* Dr. Roes sel said. Dr. Roessel said that about 4000 Indians are now studying in some form of higher education be yond the high school. He also said the principal problems encounter ed by the Indians are inability to communicate their thoughts, poor social adjustment, lack of finances, and relatively poor study habits. Earl Friday the Indian repre sentatives divided into workshops to discuss such subjects as ills of early marriages, causes of failures in high school, role of faculty advisors, how to improve home situations. Garr Packard said, “We believe that if there is a solution to the complex Indian problem it lies largely in more education, both academic and vocational.’* Garr Packard is president of the South western Association on Indian Af fairs that annually sponsor the workshop. “The association has fought for Indian rights and the advancement of Indian education for nearly 30 years,” he added. The youth council concluded with the Nizhoni dances on Satur day night. The dances are an an nual benefit staged by the Ki’'a Club for its scholarship fund. a true picture. The report card is wh a t the name implies, a card on which the teacher reports to the parents on the progress of their child. The only definite statement a teacher can truthfully make is that according to her judgment, the child is doing average, belowaverage, or above average work. And all this depends on what the teacher thinks is "average.’* Sincerely, Your Teacher (Distributed by The Copley News Service) News of GSA News of the Girl Scouts of America from Vorsila Bohrer in cludes the following items. Brownie Troop No. 275, now over a year old, had good reason to celebrate. Four of its mem bers received their wings, sym bolic of flying up into Intermediate Scouting. The girls restated their slogan, “Do a good turn daily’* and their motto, “Be Prepared” that they knew as Brownie Scouts. They then said their Girl Scout Laws and Promise, so important during their next four years in Scouting. The girls names are: Janet Benally, Sharon Ashcroft, Mary Louise Tabaha, and Mary Sanford. At the same time, new Brown ie Scouts were invested with their Brownie pins—Celeste Heap of Birds, Carol Arviso, and Dawn TWO MINUTES% um THE BIBLE t 4 \ ■Y CORNCLIUS R. STAM RRiS. f ■IRC AN BIBLC SOCIITY Jf A CHICAGO 3S, ILLINOIS / y Some three thousand years ago, and about one thousand years before Christ, the Psal mist said: “If Thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, who should stand? But there is forgive ness with Thee. . .’’ (Psa. 130:3). The Psalmist did not ex plain, however, upon what ba sis a just and holy God could forgive a guilty sinner. This was to be proclaimed one thousand years later by the Apostle Paul, himself once “a blasphemer, a persecutor and injurious’’ and the “chief of sinners,’* but forgiven and saved by the infinite grace of God (I Tim. 1:13-15). Preaching Christ at Antioch in the province of Pisidia, Paul declared: “Be it known unto you therefore, men and bretheren, that THROUGH THIS MAN IS PREACHED UN TO YOU THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, AND BY HIM ALL Science Briefs g-j A Big Drop . Since 1900 the U.S. mortality rate has dropped 45 percent, largely because medical sci ence has brought contagious diseases under greater control. Health Information Foundation reports the death rate from tuberculosis is only 3 percent of what it was in 1900; for influenza and pneumonia, the death rate is 14 percent of the 1900 figure. Hoimones At Work A new scientific report sug- Service And Dependability For Over 70 Years ■FLAGSTAFF •WINSLOW -HOLBROOK ■ PAGE >GRAND CANYON AND RESERVATION TRADING POSTS Fowler. Christie Lee Masters re ceived her second year member ship pin. The American Flag was presented to the troop by Judy Sanford, Betty Boyd, and Christie Lee Masters. Miss Betty Engelke and Mrs. Robert Masters are the leaders for the group. Miss Pat Wilson, dietician at the Ft. Defiance Hospital, has been selected as a summer camp Unit Leader for the North Atlantic Girl Scouts (Troops on foreign soil). She will leave in June for the roll ing hills and woodlands of Camp Lachenwald, near Hommershausen Germany. After a month there she will go on to Camp Novare near Verona, Italy, for additional camp work. American Girl Scouts at tending these camps participate in programs emphasizing Inter national Friendship as well as camping skills. Miss Wilson is a former Girl Scout. THAT BELIEVE ARE JUSTI FIED FROM ALL THINGS, FROM WHICH YE COULD NOT BE JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW OF MOSES** (Acts 13: 38, 39). But even this does not fully answer our question, for we must still ask; ON WHAT BA SIS does God forgive sins through “this Man”? The an swer is: On the basis of His payment for our sins on Cal vary’s cross. Thus the apostle wrote to the Romans, explain ing how we may be . . . ”... justified freely by His (God’s) grace, THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS’’ (Rom. 3:24). Now, thank God, through Christ’s finished work, there is not a sinner who needs to remain unforgiven, for: “In Christ we have re demption, through His blood, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GRACE” (Eph. 1:7). Water Conservation Continued from Page 1 Attention was also called by Holum to objections that theproject would have an "adverse effect"on coal mining near Kemmerer, Wyo. **l am unable to see how construc tion of this project could adversely affect such operations," Holum said. gests that tiny differences in hormones may help explain why lung cancer most often strikes men, and why men suf fer from some kinds of 'heart attacks much more often than women.