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Vol IV No. 44
Claims Agency Using
Power to Further Self
Indian-Aleut Newspaper Fairbanks, Alaska
Golden Valley Electric Assn,
and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are
locking horns over the question of
supplying electric power to Bar
row, America's farthest north
The controversy came to light
last week, when Sen: E. L. Bart
lett announced the BIA had given a
$30,000 contract to the Caterpillar
Co. of Illinois to supply a 450 kilo
watt generator for Barrow, the
adjacent Public Health Service
Hospital, and the BIA school and.
living compound.
GVEA charges that they have
already spent time and money in
building a power distribution sys
tem in Barrow, and until recently
had thought they were to also sup
ply the electricity.
Over All Plan
GVEA also charges that the
power controversy is part of an
over all BIA plan to grab control of
Barrow, and make it into a model
northern city, to the BlA’s liking.
“We have .good evidence of this,
particularly in the area of hous
ing.** a spokesman said.
This latter charge follows a
similar charge made by State Rep.
Bob Blodgett, D-Teller, who is
working in Barrow for a construc
tion company. He recently charged
that BIA officials are, "Again ca
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the Boy Scout Troop #236 of Fort
Defiance, has completed all re
quirements for the highest rank
of scouting. He will appear before
the Navajoland District Board of
Review for his Eagle Scout rank
at Window Rock, Arizona, soon.
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Thursday, November 21, 1963
tering to the big villages where
they can build their empires and
perpetuate themselves.’’
Golden Valley officials say they
have evidence of a phone call from
a BIA official in Barrow to another
official in Juneau, warning that a
private home manufacturing firm
had a representative in Barrow.
“We must stop this.. After all, it’s
our job to protect these people
from this type of thing,’’ the Bar
row BIA official is reported to have
BIA Answered
After Blodgett’s blast, the BIA
answered from Juneau, stating that
the BIA. PHS, and GVEA had reach
ed an agreement that the BIA would
generate the power, and GVEA
would distribute it.
The BIA was also quoted as say
ing, The GVEA did have plans for
a Barrow project. They suffered a
killing blow by the loss of equip
ment and supplies in an arctic
storm. Oct. 3.
After the loss was assessed an
agreement was reached on a BIA
generation, GVEA distribution
plan, the BIA stated
Brings More Changes
These statements by the BIA
have brought more charges. These
are that the BIA had already called
for generator bids, before the Oct.
Sioux Indian
Heads Agency
Promotion of Alfred Dubray. a
career employee of the Bureau of
Indian Affairs since 1938, to the
position of superintendent of the
Winnebago Agency, Winnebago,
Nebraska, was announced today
by the Department of the Interior.
A Sioux Indian of Winner, South
Dakota, Dubray has been in charge
of budget and fiscal activities in
the Bureau’s area office at Musk
ogee, Oklahoma, for the past
eight years. He first came with
the Bureau as a clerk-typist at
Rosebud. South Dakota, and sub
sequently served in positions of
increasing responsibility in the
Bureau’s national headquarters
and, in the field office at Ana
darko, Oklahoma.
He is a graduate of Mitchell
Business College, Mitchell, South
Dakota, and served in the Army
during World War II
At Winnebago Dubray succeeds
Llewellyn Kingsley, who recently
transferred to the superintendency
at Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
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CHAPTER MEETINGS were held recently at Two Grey Hills with
the purpose of selecting a candidate for councilmen from this area.
Shown above are from left to right, Taylor Dixon, nominee for coun
cilmen who served as president up to the time of nominations, James
Atcitty, newly elepted president, and Phillip Monroe, Secretary.
3 storm, and while GVEA had three
generators in Barrow.
In addition, GVEA officials say
that any agreement was more or
less pushed upon them following the
(Continued on Page 5)
Two Grey Hills
Recall Elections
Scheduled Dec. 7
The Two Grey Hills‘Chapter
House, located a few miles west of
Toadlena, New Mexico, held its
annual meeting with the people
surrounding the community. The
meeting was held on Tuesday, No
vember 12. with the Chapter
President. Taylor Dixon taking
charge throughout the discussion.
After the minutes were read by
the secretary, Phillip Monroe, and
discussed by the members of the
Chapter, Dixon reported that the
main purpose of the meeting was
to select a candidate to run for
the position of Councilman against
the incumbent from this particular
area on December 7.
Taylor Dixon, president of the
chapter, was nominated as council
candidate and nominations ceased.
The date set for election of the
councilman was December 7,1963
with the imcumbent Morris Na
toni running against Taylor Dixon.
Nominations were then opened
for the election of another presi
dent for the chapter. The vote, was
in favor erf James Atcitty whotook
over the meeting immediately. The
secretary, Phillip Monroe, will
remain in office as well as Lewis
Bigman, Vice-president.
Questions were asked by some
people in the audience pertaining
to the legal procedures taken in
particular matters in politics. Ar
thur, Hubbard from Public Works
(acting as program-co-ordinator)
was on hand to answer the people's
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TAYLOR DIXON is show holding
a Navajo rug which was made by
one of the Navajo .women from
Two Grey Hills. Dixon is running
against Morris Natoni for the
Office of councilman from Two
Grey Hills district.
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HOLD IT you’re on camera—" Who
me?*’ said little 16-month-old
Patrick Rodriguez, son of Rev.
and Mrs. Reggie Rodriguez of
Good Shepherd Mission, Fort De
fiance, Arizona at the recent
Veterans Day VFW pot luck supper
in the NTUA Building, Window
Rock, on November 11.
On Recall
Over the past few weeks there
have been a number of recall pe
titions on the Navajo Reservation
and it is expected there will be
more in the near future. To date
four nomination meetings have
taken place with candidates picked
to run again st the imcumbent coun
cilmen against whom recall pe
titions were signed. These recall
elections will be taking place and
the public should be informed about
them since the re-elections will
effect a lot of people. A recall
can be initialed with 1096 of the
registered voters in the Council
area signing a petition.
At the Teastoh Chapter House,
on November 9, 1963, two candi
dates were selected to run against
Sevier Vaughn (incumbent). The
tw'o persons picked were Jimmie
Lewis and Archie Barton. Elec
tions will take place November 30.
On November 12, 1963, the Two
Grey Hills Chapter had a similar
meeting and nominated Taylor
(Continued an page 8)
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recent marriage of Elta Rose Nez
to Homer Bluehouse. Elta is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billie*
Nez of Steamboat, Arizona. She is
presently employed as a Parts
Clerk-Typist with the Navajo
Tribe’s Heavy Equipment Pool, lo
cated near Fort Defiance, Arizona.
Homer Bluehouse is employed with
the Navajo Tribal Rangers, Head
quarters at Window Rock, Arizona.
The couple is now living at 110
East Terrace in Gallup, New Mex
ico. (Staff Photo, R. C. Billie)
Issue Early
The dead line for news and
advertisements for Wednesday’s,
November 27, edition of the NAVA
JO TIMES will be on Friday. No
vember 22. The NAVAJO TIMES
will go to press one day earlier due
to the Thanksgiving holiday which
falls on our regular publication
day, Thursday, November 28.
Your cooperation will be
greatly appreciated.
Ten Oats

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