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Navajo Times (Newspaper) - December 12, 1963, Window Rock, Arizona Library Arizona S66te College Arizona 86003 IV 47 December 1963 Window Arizona VOICE OF DEMOCRACY Winners from Window Rock High In the First Annual speech a nationwide program of competition for high school held recently in Window Lr Representing TapahaBowman Post Commander Lloyd Janice Susan Pat Bunkie and English Teacher from Window Rock Staff Billie Chairman Lauds Voice of Democracy Contest Held Education For Young Navajos ANNIE Councilwoman from and a leader in Navajo health receives personal congratulations from President Lyndon Johnson as she was awarded the Medal of Freedom in President Lyndon Johnson awarded this high est peacetime honor to 31 distinguished Americans and also bestowed the Freedom Medal posthumously to John Kennedy and Pope John Presented By President Johnson Annie Wuuneka Gets National Honor Medal Annie Wauneka veteran Coun cilwoman and for many years a respected Navajo leader was pre December with the highest honor given by the Government in the Presidential Medal of The Medal was presented in per son in Washington by Lyn don President of the United In the plush splendor of the high government offices making a striking contrast to the natural beauty of her land of red hogans and marks of progress outspoken Annie Wauneka moved among national and world leaders with ease and selfconfidence and a celebrity in her own Wauneka was awardedlie Freedom Medal for her work in improving the health of the Na vajo She was one of 31 distinguished men and women to whom President Johnson made a personal presentation of the na tions highest peacetime President Johnson conferred Americas highest peacetime hon or on 31 men and women and then in a simple gesture bestowed it posthumously on John Ken nedy and Pope John XXIII for their efforts to bring peace to man The Presidents surprise an nouncement that he was adding his slain predecessor and Pope John to the nations civil hon ors list came after he hadread citations for the original recipi ents of the Medal of A hush fell over the 200 peo ple assembled in the blackdraped state dining room of the White House as Robert Kennedy walked forward to re ceive his brothers Sitting with head bowed behind an Oriental screen as the Pres Continued on page 8 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 I am particularly thank ful to Perry Benally of Window R oc k Hi gh Sc hool for the invitati First of 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 these constructive delibera tions by honestly dedicated stu dents such as yourselves repre sent aggressive outlook into the 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 This is for we must first see and measure defi nite probelms before we can ef fectively move forward to over come After this is accom plished we must decide that these problems are surmountable within our own lives and in those of our the actual carrying out of these won derful ideas which you have cry can only be made ef fectively when you get back to your respective This re quires dedication and intensive We are sincerely thankful that under the dedicated efforts of the teachers of your respective and under the leadership of Allen Yazzie and his as sistants here at this you have moved to contribute worthwhile ideas to benefit allour Navajo We are glad that your schools and this conference is predicated upon the principle that the purpose of education is to seek the Know the and the Truth shall make you is an article of faith which under lies our whole educational Seeking the truth without hin derance has been largely respon sible for the amazing progress of our We believe that the pursuit of the truth is open to all for no group which seeks the truth is a dangerous We also know that any attempt to control the mind of man defeats We know that as long as our schools enjoy free our political liberties are Your conference Is dedicated to the It is based upon faith and in the basic decency of our fellowmen and the Continued on Page 9 The TapahaBowman Post Window Rock ini tiated its first annual Voice of Democracy contest on December Entering the contest were the high schools from Michaels and Window The four gentlemen from the Window Rock area donating their time as Judges were Russell William Battese and Rev The Fort Defiance school placed Janice Lee in 1st Susan 2nd Bunkie 3rd and Pat Chinle High school placed Georgia Rand in 1st Annie By 2nd Don 3rd and Leonard 4th Due tomishaps with their re cording Michaels and Ganado schools were unable to par ticipate in the Voice Demo a nationwide program of competition for high school stu 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 The contestants wrote and orally delivered a brief broad cast script of the I speak for It is possible for national winners to win for 1st for 2nd tor for scholarships to any school of their The contest is and 12th grade The final winners of all the reservation schools will be printed in the NAVAJO JUDGES for VFW Voice of Democracy contest held in the NTUA build Window 1r Bill Lloyd Rudeau and Russell SwatzelL The Messiah Here 15 This December at the Defiance Presbyterian the community choir of Window Sawmill and De fiance will present excerpts of The Messiah by George Frederick The beginning at will consist of choral solos and readings of much of this famous The public is invited to attend the hour long Cbildrens Toys Being Collected The Homemakers are sponsor ing a toy barrel again this The if should be marked boy or and placed in the barrel which will be placed by the coffee concession in the Ad ministration Another SHOPPING DAYS LEFT barrel may be placed at the Window Rock Lodge for your The toys and gifts will be sent to an isolated school east of Crown pjoint for distribution at the clinic which is located If they are not wrapped the Homemakers will see that they ore taken care
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