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   Navajo Times, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1967, Window Rock, Arizona                                V Jr Published Owned The Tri be Volume 8 Number 34 Window Arizona Shiprock Names Officers Carl Evans Holiy and Elmer Barber were elected offi cers of the Shiprock agency coun largest on the Navajo reserva at a meeting held August at Elvin superintendent of the Shiprock adminis tered the oath of office to the new each made a brief speech to the large saying they would carry out the duties and responsibilities of their respective Todacheene was elected coun cil He represents the Shiprock in District and also serves on the power ful Advisory He also serves as a member of the housing from Mexican in District was elected vice in his first term in also serves on the Advisory who represents the Sanostee in District was elected agency council and was nominated to tiiis post by Councilman Harry Yazzie of District Barber serves on the Tribal Relocation and Trading The Shiprock agency is com posed of three 12 and There are 13 chapter houses in the district and the Navajo Tribal Council has Just certified one new chapter house at Red The agency is rep resented at Window Rock by 12 tribal On hand for the meeting were William Morgan of community de velopment of the Navajo Tribe R i c h m a n community worker in the Shiprock district Raymond Tso of tribal commun ity development and Thomas Todacheeney of who has done a remarkable Job of inter Two Named For Tollmans Spot Juan Tsosie and John Hale have been nominated by the Oak Springs precinct to fill a council vacancy created by the death of Henry Taliman who died on June 8 after more than 30 years of service in the tri bal council and as tribal chair The election will be held on September The winner Will complete the fouryear term begun byTaliman before his The nomination meeting was held by the chapter on August August 1967 Reuben Longtime Dies at Kayenta Hef one of the most prominent traders on the Navajo reservation and partowner of the Monument Valley Inn at died Wed August 16 of a heart at Monument Valley the most modern motel on the was built by the Navajo Tribe and leased to Heflin and This is its third summer in Heflin was also owner of the Wetherill Inn at was born in 1909 at Flora He was a trader on the reservation for some 30 years and operated trading posts at Oljato and Shonto before coming to Survivors Include his Mildred and three Nina and Sha He is also survived by a sister and a brotheri Funeral services were held at First Methodist Church in Farm ington on August and burial was in Changes Approved Secretary of the Interior Ste wart Udall has approved changes in Federal regulations governing conduct of certain tribal elections authorized under die Indian Reor ganization The which are being published in the Federal are designed primarily to facilitate tribal Comments received by the Bur eau of Indian Affairs since pro posed changes were announced in February have been considered in preparation of the new The Bureau informed Secretary Udall that shifting Indian popula tions have had the effect of often invalidating elections because only a small percentage of a tribe Under the which are in keeping with and local tribal members would be required to register In order to vote in elections author ized by Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization At least 30 percent of those on the registra tion list would have to cast ballots for an election to be Under present reg istration is not a Rules require that at least 30 percent of all eligible voters have to vote for an election to be This often results in no because many eligible voters lack interest and do not bother to Provision Is continued for reg eligible tribal members to vote by absentee When pre the life of any list of reg istered voters will extend for three with the responsibility upon die registrant to make changes in his status as Governor Makes Special Visit To Failchild Plant at Shiprock By STAN BARTOS David accompanied by San Juan county Wilbert Begay and other dig made a hurried but thor ough inspection of the Fairchild Semiconductor Plant at Paul plant manager Elvin Shiprock agency su perintendent and Carl Toda Shiprock tribal council man were on anxious to show off their Cargo stopped to chat with and Question many of them Navajo Each employe ex plained his operation pride well Justified because of mastery of compli cated precision There was no wasted motion in the governors Driscoll and George personnel had planned the tour to be as informative as possible for the scheduled short vlsii and the governors entour age appeared to be panting as they trotted along to keep up with The governor was due in Farm ington where he would be on hand to throw out the first ball herald ing the Connie Little League World Series but graciously con sented to inspect the Machine Instead of the usually greasy madhouse that one usually associates with a ma NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR David wearing tours the Fair child plant at Shiprock and observes Navajogirls assembling precision work at which these girls are Showing him the plant are the Paul and George personnel Other pictures Indian Admirer Suggests Stamp Issue To Commemorate Navajo Anniversary Levchuk of has suggested that the Post Office Department issue a stamp to com memorate the 100th anniversary of the Navajo Tribes Treaty of Peace and the Long In a letter to the Postmaster Levchuk said During the year 1968 a significant factor in our nations Another change establishes a consistent standard for deciding whether sufficient eligible voters actually sign an election petition when such a procedure is recognized for effecting history will have a centennial cel The Treaty between the United States and the Navaio Tribe was proclaimed on August the Navajo Nation is the largest tribe of American In As a stamp collector and an admirer of the American In I suggest we should honor these people with a commemor ative postage stamp during their onehundredth year of I sincerely hope you will con sider my as our na tion would be doing a great ser vice by acknowledging the First Americans with a commemorative John W chine shop is hospital and quiet every thing is Inspection is by microscope and electronic de young Navajo men have built up a reputation for mastery of precision result of native ability and an excellent and continued training After the governor s we had time to leisurely inspect the its operators and The first impact upon entering the Fairchild plant is the the tremen dous bank of flourescent 125 to the three foot with additional lighting at the work Impact two istherowuponrow of young Navajo girls in crisp intently peering into mi deftly reaching into trays of very parts with fine moving these parts to an almost microscope ob ject where it is put Into Their work makes watchmak ing almost akin to overhauling a The Job of parts distribution is one of the most critical phases of employe is initially assigned to four weeks of Intense After he takes his place in the production line but training continues for an additional 16 to 104 Fairchild manufactures a very large number of units each month many are identical in appearance to the untrained and many are One mixup In the Identity of a single flea sized part could cost Fairchild thousands of dollars in time and replacement and untold thousands in lost An attractive lounge offering soft coffee and sandwiches along with softmusic is avail able for employes to relax tired eyes and muscles tense from exacting While we drank Dris Jonas and Todacheene re minisced about the early days of perod of train ing was shortened because of the deftness of Navajo ex ceptional vision and unbounded pa But absenteeism and Job attitude left much to be the feeling of the employe and the community was that this was Just a flash in the insecure and temporary the pic ture has Morale is absenteeism and employee turn over is a minor The all 540 of the who fa thered the project and Fairchild bubbling over with pride and A new square foot the first to be established in the Shiprock Industrial is off the drawing board and will soon become a Fairchild is here to a respected and a val uable addition to a rapidly grow ing   

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