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Desert Site Given Knox For Indian Scholarships Kirox College's acceptance of a gift of property in Monument Valley, Utah, for the purpose of establishing a scholarship fund for children of Navajo Indians was reported today in an article in the current issue of Knox Now, a college publication. The article said the scholarship endowment is being created by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goulding through the transfer of property owned by the Gould- ings in a section of Monument Valley located in southeastern Utah. The gift includes 640 acres of land, a trading post maintained by the Gouldings for the Navajos and a 19-unit motel built by the Gouldings to accommodate tourists. The Gould­ ings have been friends and patrons of the Navajos in Monument Valley for four decades. Value Not Stated Overall value of the Goulding property was not immediately available. A college spokesman said today, however, that the endowment created by the property transfer will rank as one of the largest scholarship funds at the college. The endowment fund is subject to a lifetime income retained by the donors. When income from the fund becomes available for scholarships to Knox students, preference will be given to Navajo children. Monument Valley covers 1,500 square miles and is a part of the Navajo Indian Tribal Park. The valley itself overlaps the Utah- Arizona border and lies just west of "Four Corners," the only spot in the nation where four states meet. The boundaries of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico come together at this point. Geologists have determined that the valley was covered by a gigantic sea about 70 million years ago. Following the subsequent draining away of the sea, the monuments now standing in the valley were hewn out by nature over a period of 25 million years, leaving a mile-high desert land dotted with buttes and mesas which appear as redstone skyscrapers towering 1,100 to 2,000 feet above the valley floor. Movies filmed in the valley include "Stagecoach," "Billy the Kid," "My Darling Clementine," "Kit Carson," "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," "The Living Desert," "Fort Apache," "The Distinctive Flowers styled to say it best" call The New MAIN STREET florist 312 E. Main Street L. E. Steller — Ted Ferris GIVE PROPERTY TO KNOX—Pictured above arc Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goulding on their 640-acre Monument Valley property which they have given to Knox College, subject to live income for themselves, to aid in establishing scholarships for Navajo Indians. (Photo by Josef Muench). Searchers," and the cinerama production "How the West Was Won." Discovered in 1921 Researchers have unearthed evidence indicating that Monument Valley has been inhabited by several distinct Indian groups. First to make their homes there were the Basket Makers. A later group in the valley was the Pueblo builders, who lived in the area from about 900 A.D. to 1300 A.D. Monument Valley has been the home of the nomadic Navajos for the past 500 to 600 years. Goulding first discovered the valley in 1921 while searching for stray sheep. After catching sight of the spectacular scenery in the area, he returned with his wife to settle in the valley by establishing a homestead and following his occupation of sheepherd- ing. The couple earned the friendship of the Navajos in the valley and eventually turned to trading with the Indians. No Towns in Valley There are no towns in the valley. It is 100 miles to the nearest railroad, but a hai'd-surfaced road was recently built to within two miles of the Goulding property. The Gouldings several years ago built a landing strip near their lodge for small planes. About 89,000 Navajos occupy the more than 25,000 square miles of the Navajo Indian Reservation which spreads across parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, constituting the largest reservation m the United States. Only about 50 Navajo families live in Monument Valley proper. In recent years, the Navajo tribe has placed special emphasis on education by setting aside $10 million for scholarships for Navajo children. About 30,500 Navajos are now attending school. The Gouldings have had no previous connection with Knox. They visited the college campus in December 1962 for the first time. They decided to establish the scholarship endowment at the college after becoming acquainted with Knox President Sharvy G. Umbeck, who has visited Monument Valley several times. Survey Begins On Insurance Rate Factors Engineers from the National Board of Fire Underwriters started a 2-week survey today which could possibly reduce insurance rates in Galesburg. The engineers arrived from New York Monday and met with various department heads in the city. Their survey will include a study of the water supply system, fire department, fire alarm facilities, structural conditions and fire prevention. Following a report made by them, tho fire underwriters board will reclassify Galesburg on the basi- of the survey results submitted by the engineers. City officials hope for a reclassification from a 6 rating to 4. If this is done, fire insurance rates on all buildings here will be reduced, according to City Manager Thomas Herring. If the rating is reduced to 5, insurance rates will be reduced on commercial, industrial and institutional buildings only, he said. The best possible rating that can be achieved is 1 and the worst is 10. Galesburg's rating is about average compared to other cities, Herring stated. Birth Record ALEXIS—Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stevenson are parents of a boy born Aug. 31 at the Aledo hospital. He was named William Benson and is welcomed by two sisters, Patty and Linda. Balanced to Perfection Ifs Your lor-" EXCELLENT HIDING COVERING CAPACITY DURABILITY LASTING COLOR Unsurpassable for Quality h Mattrlals, Economy, lasting Color and Wearl < Never before such dazzling color in a paint! I Never before so. startling long wear or bet* t «r protection. And too, the whitest white I ever! Scientifically formulated to give you ? finest painting pleasure, \ 5 DOUSE PAINT Best Buy! HOUSE PAINT tUSSVU-GALUXiUm Now! Cover >% approximately Iftff**' ' <• ,, ' </*> " „ • «#A9» 1" ' . *i ' Si''!' - /' i . 93fcjfo 400 S$* ft/ ' '•' Sit Many Colors Available Arsj fed Priming... N«td No Thinning BLACK BROTHERS MAIN and SEMINARY PHONE 342-0174 Study Relief of Crowding; Put College Project Aside School directors Monday night studied ways to solve large enrollment problems existing in various District 205 classrooms. First enrollment report last week showed a record-breaking total of 7,485 students attending classes, or an increase of 129 over last year's initial figure. This Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, 111. Tuesdoy, Sept, |0, 1963 3, New District 205 Teachers year s week's second enrollment report should show an increase of about a hundred more students, school officials said. At Churchill Junior High School all physical education classes have enrollments of more than 35 students. Six classes in the ninth grade have more than 35 pupils, Bctsworth said. Classes of this size, he said, are too large. At Lombard there arc no classes with mote than 35 students except in physical education. Bctsworth also cited some en- Draft Board Quotas Hiked For October Increased quotas have been received by Knox County Selective Service Board for registrants during October. Mrs. Madge Mills, chief administrative clerk of the local board, announced today that the board was directed to supply 33 registrants for preinduction physical examinations Oct. 8 at the Chicago examining center of the Army. Another October quota is Oct. 21 when the board will order 11 registrants for induction into the Army at the Chicago center. Registrants ordered for both calls must be 22 by at least Oct. 1, Mrs. Mills said. The quotas are the largest calls received by the local board in some months. WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy today, in effect, exempted married men from the draft in a move that will relieve an estimated 340,000 young husbands from military service. His executive order provided that husbands of draft age (from 19 through 25) will be called only if the pool of eligible single men is exhausted. Since there is an ample pool of single men, the White House said, the order actually means married men will be draft proof except in case of a national emergency. Kennedy's decision also reflect ed the coming of age of those born during the World War II and postwar baby boom. For instance, in 1940, there were 1,211,684 male children born. By 1945, this had increased to 1,404,587. The White House said the action will tend to lower the average age of a draft inductee, which is now about 23, and let single young men "know sooner whether they will be called to serve." Fathers already had been deferred since last March. Barring an emergency which would expand draft calls — now running at an average of 6,000 to 7,000 men per month—all draft- age married men will now be allowed to remain civilians. rollment difficulties at the high school, Cooke, Hitchcock and Mary Allen West. Critical areas were noted in two first grades at Weston with 38 and 37 students respectively and Coldbrook where there are 39 pupils in a combination first and second grade classroom. Betsworth said that some of the classes can be juggled by moving a few of the students into other classes. Dr. Clifton Bell, superintendent, stated that money is still available in the budget for hiring additional teachers. In the case of rural school enrollment problems, students living close to Galesburg could be transferred to city schools, administrators said. Sidetrack Junior College Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick, secretary of the board, reported for the Knox-Warren Junior College executive committee, of which he is treasurer. He told the board that the junior college survey reports should be distributed to members of the citizens committee in District 205. The executive committee is to meet at the District 205 Board of Education office Sept. 30 for what should be its final meeting, he said. After this, it should be up to citizens committee members what they want to do about pursuing the project. Dr. Kirkpatrick recommended, and the board approved that the district be removed from active participation in the junior college project. Also since there is about $3,000 left of the money allocated for the junior college survey, Dr. Kirkpatrick was granted authority by the board to pro-rate the remaining money back to the participating districts. The junior college question must be put to a general vote. Decisions also requiring a vote include the establishment of a junior college board of education and a tax base. MRS. MILTON MOODY Is a new English teacher at the high school. She Is a native of Baldwin City, Kan., and holds a R. A. degree from Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, Okla. MRS. (iKOKGR BALLAKI) Is a sixth grndc teacher nt Cnnke School. A native of Maywood, she received a B. S. drgrrc. from Northern Illinois University nt Dc Kaib. MISS LINDA PARKER is a now fourth grade teacher at Mary Allen West School. She Is from Loves Park and holds a B. A. degree from Knox College. Building Trades Council Elects New Officers M. A. Ashbaugh is the new president of the Galesburg Building Trades Council, it was announced today. Ashbaugh succeeds the late N. A. McFarland. Other officers elected included M. H. Rumbeck, vice president; Earl Flagg, secretary-treasurer; Raymond Marquith and Paul Marry, trustees for two - year terms. Fines Imposed in Court at Alpha ALPHA — Three motorists were imposed fines and costs Monday in the court of George W. Kelly, police magistrate at Alpha. They were charged with speeding, according to state trooper records. Arrests followed radar check. Offenders were listed as follows: Richard Reed, 41, of Brown's Valley, Minn., LeRoy F. Bullock, 46, of Detroit, Mich., both fined $5 and costs, and Harry J. Arnheim, 49, of St. Louis, Mo., fined $7 and costs. The Black Hills PASSION PLAY STUDENT MATINEE Monday, September 30 12:45 P.M. GALESBURG SR. HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM Price 75c Tax Included Tickets will be on sale at the Galesburg Register-Mail Office September 18 to 27 — 8 a.m. to 4 P .M. Public School students will be dismissed at noon Monday, Sept. 30 to attend the Matinee Performance upon the presentation of a ticket. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the auditorium. No school buses will be available for returning students to the Grade or Junior High Schools. Admission Price for ADULTS accompanying the children will be $2.00 tax included. Set Wataga PTA Meet WATAGA—The PTA will hold a get acquainted night Wednesday at 8 o'clock at the Wataga Junior High School. 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