Salt Lake Tribune (SLC, UT) - August 8, 1963 - page 12
Most Generous Gift Creation of al perpetual scholarship' fund at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, for Navajo young people by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goulding of Monument Valley is one of the most generous and forward- looking gifts to come to our attention. The Gouldings have transferred to the private liberal arts college title to the famous trading post and tourist lodge in southeastern Utah, and the income from them will go for scholarships for Navajo men and women. The property is currently valued at about $500,000 but the total profits available for scholarships awaits working out of details. Potential benefits are inestimable. PREFERENCE WILL be given qualified qualified Navajo men and women from the Monument Valley, in Arizona and Utah, but Indians from other parts of the reservation reservation also may benefit. President Sharvy G. Umbeck and other officials of Knox worked out the details with Mr. Goulding in Salt Lake City this week. Knox has an enrollment of about one thousand students and is noted for its personal instruction. Founded in 1837, it was the site of the fifth Lincoln-Douglas Lincoln-Douglas debate. It currently offers seniors an interdepartmental course in American civilization. Qualifying Navajo students will need a high school diploma or be able to pass entrance requirements. Education of the Navajo has progressed progressed to a point where one of every three Navajo school-age children is in elementary or high school, many of them off the reservation. Mr. Goulding homesteaded 640 acres on the Utah side of scenic Monument Valley Valley after World War I. During his 40-odd years operating a trading post there he has had an intimate and unique relationship relationship with the Indians. Some years ago he deeded the Seventh-Day Adventist Church 30 acres on which a hospital, school and other buildings operated for the benefit of the Navajos were constructed. THE GOULDINGS will retain title to five acres and be on hand to greet visitors to the now internationally famous center. They and their son-in-law, Morris Knee, will continue to operate their tourist service service in which they take visitors to remote sections of the exciting Navajo country. Much as we might wish a Utah university university had received the generous endowment endowment and thereby improved relations with the Navajo, the main consideration is that young people from the reservation will be offered a superb opportunity.