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PUBLISHED FOR ... OWNED 8? ~ SAVAiO*. PSOPLs j f ■ • Vol. IV. No. 17 Thursday, May 16, 1963 Window Rock, Arizona Ten Cents mm ml p|r ' Wi r mu * -, IHW —"•■»■ ■ jWPlßwßSf'iir •’'- gfgglQp 1 WW K I -•• njfrufc i ■•, £' Mißor jMRBgW 3HL |H|Wgli» MM j£ ||M JHEL • JB ng aJB j ’ s£| l raS| ;S||j|ps3Epv ”;'o’ m ■sail w WfBBBBg §|l§§§- WmS&BM WBBmm wBBBt fBf«RR VB BREAKING GROUND for the Window Rock office of the First Navajo National Bank are (left to right) J. Maurice McCabe, bank director; Gordon E. Parker, bank president; Raymond Nakai, chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council; Wm. C. Money, bank director; Ross L. Barnes, senior vice-president of the bank (Staff Photo, R. C. Billie) Council Approves l-3rd Ownership Investment In Bancorporation The Navajo Tribe Thursday approved the Tribe's purchase of one-third interest in the Navajo Bancor poration, 2727 North Central, Phoenix. It is the largest outside commercial investment ever to be made by the Navajo Tribe. The Navajo Bancorporation is an Arizona holding company which owns controlling interest in the First Navajo National Bank, Holbrook, and has a substantial interest in the Ward-Parkway Bank, Kansas City. It is also active in the ownership of other Southwestern firms. The Tribal investment of nearly $1,000,000 received the unanimous appioval from the Council after a day of detailed hearings on the ac tion. Accoiding to veteran.observ ers, this was one of the few unanimous votes ever obtained from the governing body of the Nav ajo Tribe. In authorizing the purchase, the Council exercised an option given the Tribe in 1962, when the Navajo bank received approval to supply banking services on the Reserva tion. At that time it was announced that the Tribe would be given an opportunity to participate in the ownership of the bank and share in its progress and expansion. '*l feel that this is an important milestone in the economic history of the Navajo Tribe”, Raymond Nakai, Tribal Chairman said in commenting on the action. “The Navajo Bancorporation and the First Navajo National Bank can Harold Johnson,BlA Employee, Dies Harold E. Johnson, 56, of Gallup, a Bureau of Indian Affairs area i oads engineer and a pioneer road-builder on the Na vajo and Hopi reservations in New Mexico and Arizona, Sunday died in a hospital after an illness. During the last few years, John son was active in programs connected with the Anderson-Udall Bill, which provided about S2O million for road construction on the Navajo reservation. A BIA employee since 1933, Johnson lived until 1955 in various places on the two reservations. Johnson, who was in Europe make truly significant contribu tions to the economic development of the Reservation,” he continued. Gordon E. Parker, President, Ross L. Barnes. Vice President, and Wm. C. Money, Chairman of the Board, represented the holding company at the Council meetings. *'We are honored,” Parker said, “to be identified with the Navajo people and ro be combining efforts for a program that cannot help but have a marked effect on the economy of the Tribe and on all of Arizona.” during World War II and who saw duty in the U.S. during the Korean conflict, was a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Engineers. His decorations included three bat tle stars and the Croix de Guerre of the French government. He was a member of the Gallup Presbyterian Church, the Callup Elks Lodge and the New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers. A civil engineering graduate of Texas ACM, Johnson was a re gistered professional engineer. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carolyn Johnson of the family home, 103 Valley View, Gallup. Library Arizona State College Flagstaff, Arizona Employment Services To The Reservation Indians The Eleventh Annual Report on Services to Arizona Reservation Indians, as released by Janies A. Rork, Administrator-Director of the Arizona State Employment Ser vice, develops some interesting and thought-provoking facts for the reader. Over 198,700 different place ments of Indian workers were made with Arizona and out-of-state employers since the inception of the expanded services to Reser vation Indians by the Arizona State Employment Service in 1949. Os this fourteen-year total, 34,947, or 18 percent, of these placements were made during 1962. Os the 34,947 placements, 13, 652—0 r nearly 40 percent—were nonagricultural. Indians were placed on jobs as production work ers, sawmill workers, miners, welders, carpenters, painters, do mestic workers, movie extras, fire fighters, and other occu pations. Agricultural placements were up 18 percent from 1961, to a 1962 total of 21,295. Agricultural workers were placed in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, Ore gon, and Utah, Most jobs were in the cultivation and iiarvesting of cotton, sugar beets, miscellaneous vegetables and fruits, and, to a lesser degree, potatoes. The Arizona State Employment Service maintains four branch of fices on the Navajo Reservation at Ganado, Chinle, Kayenta, and Tuba City; one branch office on thellopi Postmasters Will Visit Glen Canyon By BETTY TAYLOR Postmaster Catherine Pulsifer of Page will be hostess to post masters from all over Arizona on Friday May 17, when they arrive in Page via charter bus from Flagstaff at the conclusion of their annual Arizona chapter convention of the National Association of Postmasters, to visit Glen Canyon dam. Men on the tour will be taken to the bottom of the mighty darn, while special top-side activities are planned by Hostess Kay Pul sifer for the ladies of the group. Mrs. Pulsifer will report to the convention Wednesday on her activities as state membership chairman in conjunction with Arizona Postmasters county chairmen throughout Arizona. Principal speakers at the Flag staff convention will include C.G. (Continued on page 12) wf PETER MARTIN FAMILY of Navajo, New Mexico, shearing sheep as are many sheep owners all over the Reservation. From left to right; -* Nellie Martin, Mr. Martin, and Mrs. Mary Martin. Mr. Martin is Vice-Chairman of the Redlake Chapter Land Board. Navajo Times (Gene Price) Photo Reservation at Kearns Canyon; one branch office on the Fort Apache Reservation at Whiteriver; and one branch office on the San Carlos Reservation at San Carlos. Itinerant service is rendered to the Fapago Reservation from the Tucson local office and to all the Navajo. Hopi, and Fort Apache Reservations from the offices lo cated on the reservations. Placement services are pro vided high school graduates of the Phoenix Indian School, St. John’s Mission at Laveen, and the high schools on the Navajo Indian Reservation. The Indian population in Ari zona totals approximately 54.00 Q This represents about one-fourth of all Reservation Indians in the United States. The greater part of Arizona’s Indians live on 19 reservations in the State, covering 30,500 square miles, an area exceeding the com bined areas of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, anjJ New Jersey. The Navajo Reservation por tion within Arizona comprises over 17,(XX) square miles, which is more than twice the size of the State of Massachusetts. Polio Vaccine Make Up Set The Public Health Service, Fort Defiance announced that there will be a “make up day” to receive oral polio vaccine, Types I and II and a very limited quantity of Type 111. This clinic will be held on Thursday, May 16 at the Field Health station now located in the Old Sanatorium, Ft. Defiance, from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. PHS says, "People in the Ft. Defiance Service Unit, who did not receive either Type I, II or 111 can do so by coming in and making arrangements at the Field Health Station. “Please bring your wallet size cards with you to be stamped. “Also, at this time the Field Staff of the Ft. Defiance Service Unit would like to thank every one who helped to make this year’s' polio drive a success.” Nakai To Attend Officer’s Lunch Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Nakai will attend the luncheon at the Offi cers Club at Navajo Army Depot, Flagstaff, Arizona on the Armed Forces Day. May 18.