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October 29_,_ 1959
Notice to Havasupai Tribe...the following
notice w a s taken fcom the Bulletin Board:
"Hereafter, a charge of $3.50 for
each way to town from Hualapai Hilltop will
be m a de to anyone wishing to ride on the in
Mail Truck. Please pay the mail man be
fore getting on the truck. This rate is
for each regular trip m a de to Hilltop and
return to Pe a ch Springs on Tuesdays a nd
Fridays. Non-members of the H a v a sup a i
Tribe will be at a different rate.
Signed: Pamon a Marshall
lie. Health Notes Dr, Stan ley Mills
is here today to hold Clinic and he will
be here all day tomorrow. Little Ficky
Mana.ka.ja, son of Andrew and Ju a nn a , had to
go to the Phoenix Indian Hospital for med
ical treatment last Monday. John Mon
toya got hurt while moving rocks week
and w a s getting better but he got bucked
off his horse and is "crippled to" again.
e c & n °nly give you outside
oiks a short story on wh a t happened in
Sur. a i i a st week as ve do not have the ropm
0 tell all the details in this paper. It
is a long, thrilling account. Lpst Wed
nesday evening about 5:30 Alberta Kanakaj a
came running up to get help as her little
daughter, Sandra Jane, 4 old, h a d
been kicked in the head by a horse. When
Mr. Collins realized how seriously she w a s
IT Br ° al l ed k- Mills in Springs,
he , Dr. Hills, h a d just received some
new instruments in tno. m a il a. few minutes
before the phone call so he got them a ll
ready for this trip and left Peach Springs
about 15 minutes until 9 o'clock. When he
reached Hilltop the ambulance) Jack
Jones was waiting for him and they started
down in the dark at 10 O'clock. They rode
like the wind through the night and the
Dr. I s. mule raced down "the Ladder" bring
ing him to the Agency by 11*35 p. M After
examining Sandra. Dr. Mills said he’would *
have to operate immediately so preparations
were made to do so on Collins* kitchen
unAof • t]ao elo<rtric. lights .
Suoai, Arizona
Lit 3o until 4 A. M. Dr. Mills tied the
prteries, took oi't pieces of skull hone,
etc. The parents and the friends who
waited in the other room were v~ry,very
happy when he walked to th« door and said
Sandra w a s alright. About 8:30 A. M.
Lee Marshall and Algin Watahomigie got
r ;i ady to take Sa.ndra. up the Trail to
the ambulance # Ha.rlow Uqualla led the
horses a.s she w a s strapped onto th a
plank so the rider could hold h°r more
securely and with the least motion
it was sort of a cradleboard. Dr. Mills,
Stanley and Alberta Manakaja, Da,ley and
Judith, all racing to town and on
to Phoenix. The siren on the ambulance
kept the Doctor awake a.s he drove a s
fast as h=> could to get Sandra to the
Hospital. sane evening (Thursday)
the specialists in Phoenix operated on
her again and removed more bone. For
four days she wa.s unconscious but by
Monday had awakened and we a re all happy
to learn that she i s better. We can
never, never thank Dr. Mills enough for
saving her life. And, we can ex
press in words what is in our hearts.
Thank you, Dr. Mills, Public Health,
friends who helped in m a ny ways, and
everyone for their prayers!’*
Visitors in Suoai
Staying in the 01* Lodge last week
were* Mrs. Vivian B. Woodard, Parker,
Arizona, ">r. and Mrs. Spencer Hatch, of
Parker, Ariz., Mrs. Pansy Lockett, Cali
r.esa,, Cal-f., Mrs. Marguerite Burness,
Yucaipa, Cglif., Mr. Bowman of San Fran
cisco. Ca.moing are Mr. and Joe
Ba.msey of Wheaton, Illinois and they
report they a.re enjoying every minute of
their Supai trip. Mr. Marvin McCarthy,
Mr. Jack Bromley, and. Mr. Ir a Cochrane,
of Phoenix spent lp.st weekend camping
and taking pictures of the Falls/ Mrs.
Elsa Harris, Mrs, Frances Babbitt, Mrs.
Lillian and Miss N~lda Lofgreen, of
Flagstaff hik°d in an' -1 stayed in the Old
Lodge one night last week.

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