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Navajo times. [volume] (Window Rock, Ariz.) 1960-1984, April 26, 1961, Image 6

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Mission Teachers’ Institute
Held at Cuba, N.M.
Brethren Navajo Mission, Cuba,
New Mexico, was the scene of the
sixteenth semi-annual Mission
Teachers' Institute on Saturday,
April 15. Seventy teachers from
some twenty Protestant mission
schools in Arizona and New Mexico
were in attendance. As our guests
were five teachers from Cuba Ele
mentary School, Cuba, New Mexico.
Mr. Dillon Platero, Chairman,
Education Committee, Navajo
Tribe, was the featured speaker of
the morning session. He touched on
different subjects, giving an insight
into Navajo Tribal goals, namely,
compulsory education planned to
begin next year; some facts con
cerning Trust Fund for education;
plans for a community college; or
ientation program for new teachers
and a real concern for Navajo chil
dren to be educated so as to be able
to compete with others of their
same level of schooling. He ex
pressed the Na vajo Tribe’s sincere
appreciation of mission schools
and their accomplishments for the
Navajo people through the years,
being the first schools established
for Navajo children.
A delicious dinner was served
by the staff of the host mission.
Dr. Walter Nelson, pastor of
Grace Church, Albuquerque, New
Mexico, opened the afternoon ses
sion with a fine- devotion on He
brews, chapter one. Mrs. Gladys
Zook from the Navajo Gospel Mis
sion, Oraibi, Arizona and Miss
Marie Montag, Ga nado Mission,
Ganado, Arizona, gave an excellent
presentation of many usable ideas
for an effective art program. Both
stressed the importance of encour
aging self-expression through art.
Mr. Arthur Dodd, Principal, Gan
ado Mission, led the High School
teachers in an hour discussion of
mutual problems. Through the
courtesy of the American Crayon
Company a representative sample
of many art items was on display.
The next meeting is scheduled
for October 14, 1961 at Immanuel
Mission, Shiprock, New Mexico.
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Date Set forGaliup McKinley
County School Bond Election
May 23 was officially approved
by the Gallup McKinley county
board of education as the date of a
special school bond election that
will bring the question of a $1 mil
lion school construction program
to the public.
The program calls for building
a new Washington elementary
school, and various additions and
improvements to another half doz
en schools.
Clay Fultz, Gallup insurance
man, explained to the board a new
program of insurance (Public In
stitution Property Policy), which if
adopted by the school system,
would result in a savings of money.
Also accepted by the board was
a plan to set up an inventory rec
ords system as proposed by the
auditing firm of Caeser Sebastian.
Russell Thorwaldsen, who has been
compiling the school audit, was
recommended to do the work.
Bids for digging of a well at the
Ramah school will be asked. The
well will augment the water supply.
A voluntary increase in water rates
by the school system will be made
at Ambrosia Lake due to increased
facilities and a higher use of water.
Also received, with an (advised)
notation that stipulated that library
facilities at the high school were
not up to association stand a rds,
was a North Central Association
accreditation. The board discussed
plans for bringing this portion of
the school up to the specifications
of the association.
The board also approved plans
for revising the junior high school
curriculum to put a seventh grade
science course into affect in the
1961-62 school year withtheprog
ram on an elective basis.
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Shelter Boosts
Livestock Output
Agricultural engineers at South
Dakota’s State College of Agricul
ture have recently designed a prac
tical 12 feet by 12 feet shade shel
ter to protect livestock during
summer months. Lightweight,
inexpensive, and easy to store,
move, and construct, the steel
shelter covered with galvanized
steel sheets is expected to meet the
requirements of farmers who raise
sheep, hogs, poultry and other live
The Committee of Galvanized
Sheet Producers said the shelter is
constructed by driving four steel
tee fence posts into the ground at
the corners of an eight feet by nine
feet rectangle. These posts slant
slightly outward, so that the tops
are six inches off the vertical. Two
twelve foot 2 by 4*s are then fas
tened with hook bolts to the eight
foot-apart post' tops.
Twelve-foot lengths of light
gauge corrugated galvanized steel
sheets are then laid across the tops
of the 2 by 4’s and secured with
lead-headed screwdrive roofing
nails. Four-loops of #9 wire are now
looped around the 2 by 4’s at equal
intervals, so as to connect the two
wooden stringers. Uniform twist
ing of the four loops will “draw
them up” until the four tee posts
are vertical and the roof is arched
to a height of about one foot in the
center. The arch adds rigidity.
The galvanized steel sheets add
strength, economy and corrosion
Relocation of the shelter is ea sy.
Loosening the four hook bcltsper
mits removal of the entire roof
section; tee posts are pulled up ami
driven in elsewhere. For winter
storage, removal of the four tight
ening wire loops will permit flat
A coat of white paint on the out
side surface will further reduce the
temperature under the shelter.
Watt An Anesthetic?
Electrical charges were used
recently to anesthetize patients
for two recent major opera
tions. Doctors say the results
were “most gratifying.” More
tests are planned.
Tribe Offers Land at
Aneth for Leases
The Navajo Tribal Council an
nounced April 14 that 14 tracts of
land within the Aneth, Utah, oil
field will be offered to competi
tive bidders for oil and gas leases.
The bidding will beat Window Rock
on June 2.
The lands to be offered lie in
townships 40 and 41 south, Ranges
23 and 24 east in San Juan County,
Utah. The land lies in the center of
the Aneth field.
Paul Jones, Tribal Council
Chairman, said the leases would
call for a 20 per cent royalty and
would be awarded to the highest
bonus bidder.
The Tribe has requested the
Bureau of Indian Affairs to offer
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approximately 34,000 acres of ,
tribal land near Leupp, Arizona,
at competitive bidding for a two
year exclusive oil and gas pros
pecting permit with the right to
obtain leases.
Permit would cover the entire
acreage and go to the highest qual
ified bonus bidder. The leases
would carry 20 per cent royalty at
50 per cent net profit participa- «
tion for the Tribe in addition to a
further fixed per acre bonus.
The Tribe hopes the bid opening
will take place by late summer.

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