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Vol. IV No. 47 Thursday, December 12, 1963 Window Rock, Arizona : \k-" :: ' •;■' jjgk ®fcfc: : ;:. ''' & - - H--' • • ' Pjf ’ iß PR* &' . y jpk~~~ Jr ISSmBkL JBk J JB Kj^fl HBk. . /..jffivijgßrßßßßHßßfefcL. JH jgau ' '' jRHMp 1L BUI Wj ojgA- „, ?&&&: /Sjg: ' - », ~\< •■ V •' ' •< : ANNIE WAUNEKA, Councilwoman from Klagetoh, and a leader in Navajo health activities, receives personal « congratulations from President Lyndon Johnson as she was awarded the Medal of Freedom in Washington, t>. C. Friday. President Lyndon Johnson awarded this ”high - est peacetime” honor to 31 distinguished Americans and also bestowed the Freedom Medal posthumously to John F. Kennedy and Pope John XXIII. Presented By Presides* Joh«so» Annie Wounekn Gets Notional Honor Medal Annie Wauneka veteran Coun cilwoman and for many years a respected Navajo leader was pre sented, Friday, December 6, with the highest honor given by the UA Government in peacetime, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal was presented in per son in Washington D.C. by Lyn don B. Johnson, President of the United States. ' In the plush splendor of the high government offices making a striking contrast to the natural beauty of her land of red bluffs, hogans and marks of progress outspoken Annie Wauneka moved among national and world leaders with ease and self-confidence and was' a celebrity in her own right. Mrs. Wauneka was awardedllve Freedom Medal for her work in improving the health of the Na vajo people. She was one of 31 distinguished men and women to whom President Johnson made a Library Arizona Sfc&te College Flagstaff, Arizona 86003 personal presentation of the na tions highest peacetime honor. President Johnson conferred America’s highest peacetime hon or on 31 men and women and then in "a simple gesture” bestowed it posthumously on John F. Ken nedy and Pope John XXIII for their efforts to bring peace to man kind. The President’s surprise an nouncement that he was adding his slain predecessor and Pope John to the nation’s “civil hon ors list” came after he had'read citations for the original recipi ents of the Medal of Freedom. A hush fell over the 200 peo ple assembled in the black-draped state dining room of the White House as Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy walked forward to re ceive his brother’s medal. Sitting with head bowed behind an Oriental screen as the Pres (Continued on page 8) Chairman Lauds Education For i i Young Navajos W W ] ( "I am indeed honored and very grateful to be invited and be given opportunity to perhaps contribute a tew thoughts to you at this worthy program. 1 am particularly thank ful to Mr. Perry Benally of Window Rock High School for the invitation. “First of all, a continuing pro gram such as your yearly con ference is indeed an evaluation of our own present status with mul titudes of difficult problems which hinder our progress of learning. Also, these constructive delibera tions by honestly dedicated stu dents such as yourselves repre sent aggressive outlook into the future. “The annual Navajo Youth Con ference affords great opportuni ties for you to recognize our common problems and shortcom ings which hinder our quest for learning. This is proper, for we must first see and measure defi nite probelms before we can ef fectively move forward to over come them. After this is accom plished we must decide that these problems are surmountable within our own lives and in those of our schoolmates. However, the actual carrying out of these won derful ideas which you have cry stalized, can only be made ef fectively when you get back to your respective schools. This re quires dedication and intensive \ efforts. “We are sincerely thankful that under the dedicated efforts of the teachers of your respective schools, and under the leadership of Mr. Allen Yazzie and his as sistants here at this conference, you have moved to contribute worthwhile ideas to benefit all our Navajo students. “We are glad that your schools and this conference is predicated upon the principle that the purpose of education is to seek the truth. " ‘Know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free’—this is an article of faith which under lies our whole educational system. “Seeking the truth without hin derance has been largely respon sible for the amazing progress of our country. We believe that the pursuit of the truth is open to all comers, for no group which seeks the truth is a dangerous group. We also know that any attempt to control the mind of man defeats itself. We know that as long as our schools enjoy free dom, our political liberties are safe. “Your conference is dedicated to the future. It is based upon faith and hope—faith in the basic decency of our fellowmen and the j (Continued on Page 9) Bn JhBBBBK I&bKk.. “VOICE OF DEMOCRACY” Winners from Window Rock High in the First Annual speech contest, a nation-wide program of competition for high school students, held recently in Window Rock. L-r: Representing Tapaha-Bowman Post #6789, Commander Lloyd House, Janice Lee-1 st, Susan Lee-2nd, Pat Mann-4th, Bunkie Witten-3rd, and Mrs. M. Martin, English Teacher from Window Rock High. (Staff Photo, R. C. Billie) Voice of Democracy Coutest Held The Tapaha-Bowman Post #6789, Window Rock Arizona, ini tiated its first annual “Voice of Democracy" contest mi December 4. Entering the contest were the high schools from Chinle, Ganado, St. Michaels and Window Rock, Arizona. The four gentlemen from the Window Rock area donating their time as Judges were A. C. Rudeau, Russell Swatzell, William Battese and Rev D. Fredericks. The Fort Defiance school placed Janice Lee in Ist place, Susan Lee, 2nd; Bunkie Whitten, 3rd; and Pat Mann, 4th. Chinle High school placed Georgia Rand in Ist place, Annie Byjoe, 2nd place, Don Darks, 3rd place, and Leonard Begay, 4th place. Due to mishaps with their re cording machine, St. Michaels and JUDGES for VFW “Voice of Democracy” contest held in the NTUA build ing, Window Rock, Arizona. (1-r)Bill Battese,Rev. Fredericks, standing, Lloyd House, A. C. Rudeau and Russell SwatzelL The Messiah Here Dec. 15 This Sunday, December 15, at the Ft. Defiance Presbyterian Church, the community choir of Window Rock, Sawmill and Ft. De fiance will present excerpts of The Messiah by George Frederick Handel. The program, beginning at 5:00 p.m., will consist of choral selections, solos and readings of much of this famous cantata. The public is invited to attend the hour long program. Childrens Toys Being Collected The Homemakers are sponsor ing a toy barrel again this year. The toys, if wrapped, should be marked boy or girl, and placed in the barrel which will be placed by the coffee concession in the Ad ministration building. Another Ganado schools were unable to par ticipate in the “Voice’of Demo cracy”, a nation-wide program of competition for high school stu dents, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars throughout the United States in cooperation with the National Association of Broad casters and the State Association of Broadcasters. The contestants wrote and orally delivered a brief broad cast script of the theme, “I speak for Democracy." It is possible for national winners to win $5,000 for Ist place, $3,500 for 2nd place, $2,500 for 3rd, $1,500 for 4th, scholarships to any school oftheir choice. The contest is forthelOth, 11th, and 12th grade students. The final winners of all the reservation schools will be printed in the NAVAJO TIMES. iojy SHOPPING fa ** DAYS SESIi barrel may be placed at the Window Rock Lodge for your convenience. The toys and gifts will be sent to an isolated school east of Crown point for distribution at the clinic which is located there. If they are not wrapped the Homemakers will see that they are taken care of.