Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 6, 1969 · Page 21
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 21

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, November 6, 1969
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Ft. Defiance man Sooner mascot V FT. DEFIANCE - Ron Benally, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Benally of Ft. Defiance, is the new "Little Red," Sooner mascot of the University of Oklahoma. Benally is no stranger to the gridiron. The 5 foot, 9 inch, 1ft) pounder played halfback during his junior and senior years at Window Rock High School. A psychology junior at Oklahoma, Benally said he became interested in serving as Little Red last summer. "I got interested in Indian affairs in general," he said, "and I thought becoming Little Red was one way of getting involved." Benally 'said meeting people is the most interesting aspect of playing the Sooner mascot role, which, despite the fact he has had no formal training in dancing, involves performing an Indian war dance each time the Bit Red team scores a touchdown. He admits he was extremely nervous when he made his debut during the Oklahoma- Texas game Oct. 11 in the Cotton Bowl. "The fans were so intense," he said, "I felt like everyone was looking at me." Benally's ability to play a clarinet would force him out 6f his post if Oklahoma plays in the Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, Calif., New Year's Day because he has- committed himself to play with the Navajo tribal band in the Rose Bowl parade. If that happens, he said, "Lloyd. Ellis, a freshman from Weatherford, will replace me as Little Red for that game." Ron Benally's dance celebrates touchdown After receiving his bachelor's degree, Benally plans to enlist in the Navy for five years, specializing in aviation. After that, he plans to study industrial psychology. Attending the University of Oklahoma is becoming a tradition in the Benally family. His father, a civil engineer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Ganado, is a 1951 graduate. Benally is one-half Navajo, one-quarter Chickasaw and the remaining one-quarter a mixture of Irish, English, French and Scotch ancestry. Help promised to Sierra Vistans By NATALIE DENNEY BISBEE — Residents of Sierra Vista Estates near Sierra Vista will get some help from' the Cochise County Board of Supervisors on garbage and road problems, but they will receive no relief on an assessment complaint. Mrs. Martha Grassley, spokesman for the delegation of, nine Sierra Vista Estates residents which 'appeared before supervisors here this week, termed a $4 per month fee being.charged by Cochise Sanitary Services for garbage collection "too high" and asked supervisors to provide a- landfill closer to .their homes than the landfill at Huachuca City. Since the city of Sierra Vista is discontinuing burning of garbage, Supervisor Sam Balich said, it was necessary for the county to set up a landfill operation and the only land available was at Huachuca City. Balich suggested the delegation attempt to find land near their homes for a land- fill and said the county would cut trenches and blade the area regularly if it can be located. The delegation complained that roads in their subdivision Air near misses double in East WASHINGTON (UPI), Near miss collision reports in the heavily-traveled Boston- New York-Washington air corridor doubled in the last two years, government safety ' investigators were told. Stanley Lyman, vice- president of the National As- sociaton of Government Em- ployes which represents 3,000 air traffic controllers said they estimated in October the near miss rate in the so- called northeast corridor was averaging 50 a day — double the amount reported two years ago. Lyman made the report in testimony given to the National Transportation Safety Board hearing in inflight collisions. are not being maintained by the county or the subdivider. Balich promised the county would grade the roads although it could do no more. Supervisors, in response to a recommendation froni a Willcox delegation, said they will consider a planning and zoning project for the county at their Nov. '20 iteeting. Planning and zoning • is needed, according to a deler gation spokesman, not only for business, industry' 'and land use but'so that communities may obtain federal funds. In other action, the supervisors approved a work plan on the Perilla Mountain watershed program near Douglas, granted a water franchise to the Coronado Water Association near Douglas, approved a contract with Standard Oil Co. of California for products .for the Bisbee- Douglas Airport and accepted a bid of $133.20 from Peter A. Maranda of Milwaukee for the Arizona-Michigan mining claim. Hotarians at Coolidge honor two students ; COOLIDGE - Monty Lee ^9nd Doug Laughlin, Coolidge ; High School's top debating team, have been named Student Rotarians for November I by the Coolidge Rotary Club. ; The 17*year-old seniors have .•won numerous debate awards • in district and state competition since their sophomore year. Both are members of the National Honor Society, Speech, Spanish, Science and Lettermen's clubs. Both said they intend to enroll in Arizona State University following graduation from high school, with Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack J. Lee, majoring in political science and Laughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Laughlin, majoring in law. It was the first time two students have been selected for the same month by the club but, said Fred Miller, high school principal, "it was hard to choose between them. Both rank well in the several categories on which students are chosen." SALE! 7.9O THE HARLOW PUMP Reg. 9.99 . ,. Baby doll is back! Black, red or .navy patent. 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