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THE NAVAJO TIMES
Page 2 Navajo Times Published each Thursday The Official Newspaper of the NAVAJO TRIBE WINDOW ROCK - ARIZONA Phone 871-4217 MARSHALL TOME. Editor -71 CHESTER A MAC RORIE, General Manager A project of the Public Relations and Information Department of the Navajo Tribe. Subscription rates —$3.50 per year, nine months $2.50, six months $2.00, three months SI.OO, one month 35c. Single copies 10 c each. Second-class postage paid at Window Rock, Arizona, and at additional mailing offices. Thanksgiving Traditional paintings of the first Thanksgiving day depict the American Indian assisting the early Euro pean settler in gathering in the plenty for which they were to give thanks to the Almighty. It might be inter esting and even amusing to speculate on the variety of mental images of the Almighty in the various minds of Europeans and the American Indians at that time. History between that seemingly sanguine period and the present time records some of the most gruesome happenings in the records of humanity. As Indians of different tribes it does not behove us to dwell on what is recognized as bloody and unfair treatment received at the hands of the white man. It is vastly more appro priate to look ahead and to examine what opportunity lies ahead. The present and in all probability the fu ture is that for which we can today give thanks. I say in all probability because this good fortune and oppor tunity depends on us and the leadership we can offer our people. Strong leaders make strong people. We ask only that we be accepted as equals in opoprtunity . so that we may better assist in the forward going pro grams on the United States as an entity. The very fact that both governmental and non-gov ernmental forces are working diligently together to improve the prospect of the young Indian through bet ter education and consequent opportunity surely re flects an improved climate of opinion. We are unique in the developing world today. One does not have to read further than the daily paper or the popular magazine to learn details of the problems and their solutions of countries which have for years been cared for and/or exploited under the umbrella of . colonialism. To greater or lesser degrees these new nations have been helped toward independence by the larger powers. One of the more outstanding organs of the United Nations and one which is not often publicized is the Trusteeship Council. This organ is one which might be described as one which is in business to put itself out of business. The time will come when each country under its care will become a responsible mem ber of the family of nations. In contrast to the emerging nations around the world, we represent an emerging people within the structure of a mighty nation. Herein lies our uniqueness. There will be times of strife and bitterness, mo ments of misunderstanding on the part of the Indian as well as the non-Indian. I can vouch for this from my own experience, for changing the patterns of thought and attitude is never easy. There will always be an old guard jealously protecting individual interest which selfishly lowers the standards by which the majority exist. I submit, however, that this day set aside for the giving of thanks throughout the nation is an appropri ate time to dispense with petty emotions, emotions which will only act as the development of our common goals. As an example to our people we must rise above these undercurrents and each be able to say, in the words of the psalmist: Psalm 26. 1:7, - "That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all they wondrous works." Chairman Navajo Tribal Council, Raymond Nakai December 5, 1963 SMOKE PUFFS | By Marshall Tome ilti j i ( l , L— i j f RtSMTATION I.V I//. ) j IW6IAM AGENCIES j jgk fi3_l a .'l Jjk AJ \ A From Wigwams, Hogans and lepees Comes the bound of Mournful lom-loms INDIANS MOURN THF I.OSS OF T'HhIR GRFAT WHITL CHIiiF - JOHN F. KLNNIiDY. OSCAR LITTLETON CHAPMAN, former secretary of Interior during the TRUMAN Administration is now frequently mentioned in Washington for an Appointment by President JOHNSON. Washington sources reported on November 29, according to CHARLES ROACH Cap itol Hill reporter. . .Remember where you read it. . . Also coming up soon, a Navajo Justice of the Peace in San Juan counties. It’s the highest paying job in the state. Register to vote in the coming 1964 election and then vote. . . * * * * Gallup-McKinley County Schools expect to get be tween $2.3 and $3 million in federal aid to help enlarge facilities to handle an additional 2,250 students over the next two years. A local bond issue would add ano ther $2 million to the program. . . Married are KAR EN RUSSELL, daughter of Mrs. ALICE BENALLY to DANIEL PEACHES all of Kayenta on Thanksgiving Day at the Chapter House with Rev. MARCUS BURR, Pres byterian Minister officiated. Miss Russell is a grad uate of Richfield, Utah, High School and is now em ployed in the Benally Store in Kayenta. Mr. Peaches is a soptiomore at Arizona State College where he is majoring in business administration. * * * * INJUN JOE was practicing scouting—A worried mother reported to police that her two sons 10 and 14 years old, had not returned from a Boy Scout meeting in Nogales, Arizona. "The front door is stuck," she said, "and they may think we're not home." Police found the boys in the backyard, tucked away in their sleeping bags. . .Gov. JACK M. CAMPBELL has pro claimed December 1-7 as Alcoholism Information Week in New Mexico. The proclamation is in line with an annual campaign sponsored by the New Mexico Com mission on Alcoholism and the National Council on Alcoholism. * * * * Notice to all Korean War veterans who served 90 days or more, are reminded that if they have initiated training based on their service, they have until Janu ary 31, 1965 to complete their training. . .YVONNE YAZZIE, notes that a taxpayer no longer fears that Congress will let him down —he just hopes the next Congress will let him up. . .JOHN L. BEGAY, Elko, Nevada, "Now, besides the bride's firstbiscuits there's the groom's first cookout, . . * « • 1 >»« « It f * • •» « * #*<#*•**♦ * «t*f »>«««*« »»*•-« ft mi liiiiimiiiiimiiiiiiiin; : Letter to the Editor: COMMENT: ON “THE TROUBLE IN WINDOW ROCK” Lets find out what chr-actics should an Editor of a Newspaper possessed. A Editor must be a leader who can think for his read ers. He the Editor must employ patience and tolerance for the trouble minds expressing their opinions concerned by readers in a manner that they the readers ex pressed their thoughts and their reactions on subject discussed. The Editor must bear in his or her mind that the Mass of its read ers are not quite as scholarlie as Editor whose knowledge may be al so channel to a Scientific back ground. I personally believe an Editor should be consider an edu cator. If this be true then Sim plicity must be his concern to get through to his readers. Calmly informing the Mass of people in need of his help. Navajos are not the only vitims in the middle of this mental confusion. All minorities are in the Middle. Why the defeatism ? lain wondering whether trouble may have a special place. Its Creative. Life without troubles would deprive man of mental think in mind power. It seems Our Editor has set the Navajos apart as fighters with Bows and Arrows. Man has always fought man. I will tell you what I want in this age of Electrically concerned. As an individual I don’t want Peace. I want the exchange of understanding between People Everywhere. I want that Mystery of under standing, that you can find where you have that thing call desire. This molecule will bring man to understanding men. Sometimes ago I read a very interesting article by Eugene Claw. Subject (Chapter Houses) Navajos are in great need of Homes. Why not enlighten these people they have think power they made a leaders with he as Create this through your paper. Is is fear? Gits fear then rid this Breast from sharving your mind. Reads should write in its would sell many more papers and at the sime time give expression of thoughts for improving their plight. Thanks, Princess Wa-Wa-Chaw 2060 3d Ave., Apt. 12 H 29 New York City, N. Y. November 21, 1963 Dear Sir; Would appreciate it very much if you would publish this announce ment for us in the Navajo Times. We would like very much to contact anyone that would be interested in scheduling any basketball games this season on any Monday, Tues day, or Friday nights. We would like very much to play a game with any team real, real, soon. The name of our team is the Shiprock Bucks, and our manager, and coach is Mr. Joseph Shunka molah, this will be the Bucks first season, but have the personnel to play in any league. Mr. Shunka molah played his basketball under Mr. Henry P. Iba, at Oklahoma State University, where State won the NCAA championship two years in a row. Mr. Shunkamolah played with State when their football team won the Cotton Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl also, so we have a fine coach, and gentleman in Mr. Shunkamolah. Anyone interested please con tact the coach at Box 971, Ship rock, New Mexico. Thank you kindly, T. Bitsey October 23, '63 Dear Sirs; We recognize the photo of the Navajo man as "Old Hosteen Yaz zie.” He wrote "Lament” as pub lished in the September 5, 1963 paper. A wonderful publication. Sincerely, Hans J. Stockder . 2842 E. Copper Tucson, Arizona -• .. '>a».UV/ r '