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The Tfuinderhird Monday, 'November 14, 1983 Page 3 Duus speaks for Wauneka by Lanai Greenhalgh Because of an illness, Annie Wauneka was not able to address SUSC as the seventh Convocation speaker Thursday. Gloria Duus, staff assistant to Chairman Peterson Zah of the Navajo Nation, represented her. Duus gave an account of Waunekas life. Wauneka is a seventy-threyear-ol- d Navajo Woman who has devoted her life to improving the Navajo Indians lifestyle. Duus has traveled on many occasions with Wauneka and works with her on the Tribal Council. e Wauneka has been a crusader for Indian Health and Education and has made substantial contributions to the betterment of the Navajo peoples way of life, Duus said. She spent a large portion of her childhood tending the family sheep, said Duus. There was no discrimination between males and females in her family. If the girls could do the job, then they did, regardless of their sex. Wauneka spent a great deal of time with her father, who was the last chief of the Navajo people. From him she learned about her peoples past and the problems they faced. When a e long-tim- stock reduction act was inflicted upon reservation dwellers, Waunekas job was to travel with her father, explain the reduction to the people and help them deal with it. She began her education at Albuquerque Indian School, Albuquerque, N.M. She became familiar with the English language and began translating for the Indian people. Her father believed that the most important knowledge an Indian could have was to be able to translate English to Navajo. The Navajo people have had a long history of struggles, said Duus. But, Annie Wauneka has done a lot to eliminate them. With her devotion to her people and their problems, she has aided in the improvement of their lifestyles. One of Wauneka's accomplishments was in the interest of the Indian education system. She organized committees and presented ideas to the Tribal Council that allowed for increased funds and better teachers. Wauneka spent a portion of her life learning about tuberculosis, a widespread disease that affected many reservation Indians. She learned of ways to prevent the fatal illness and educated the Navajo people on its symptoms. Many tuberculosis patients were taken to sanitariums, where Navajo Tribal representative Gloria Duus speaks with Convocations coordinator Lana Johnson and James Vlasich before delivering Thursday's Convocations address. Wauneka visited them regularly. Navajo women on the reservations, said Duus, rarely delivered their children outside of their homes, which resulted in a low survival rate of the Navajo babies. Wauneka persuaded the tribal council to increase hospital funding, and use the money to buy clothing for the newborns. The women delivered their babies in the hospitals if it meant Library studies battle of the books College committee researches value of books vs. magazines The battle between books and magazines is probably secondary to the battle librarians are fighting against inflation. The magazine vs. the book: Which is more valuable Christensen, outlining the librarys budget for to the student? Thats a question the magazines for the past three years, pointed out that for a total of $28,829 was spent on 920 magazines. Library Committee will look at in a meeting scheduled 1981-8793 magazines were subcribed to with a In 1982-8for today. lower budget of $21,198. With an $843 increase this This year $22,041 are being spent on 719 magazine year, the magazine subscriptions did not increase; in subscriptions and SUSC Librarian Randy Christensen thinks the magazine is winning the battle of the budget fact, 74 fewer subscriptions line the shelves. So that over the book. It was just our feeling that the gives you an idea of how fast inflation is increasing prices, Christensen said. percentage of periodicals is increasing to the detriment A third battle the library committee will examine of the books, he said. today is the battle between the recreational reading According to figures cited by Christensen, of the monies allocated for all publications to the four magazine vs. the periodical that relates directly to the curriculum. academic schools, about seventy-fiv- e percent were Christensen says, We are caught in a dilemma of being spent on periodicals. what is our real mission. Our primary assignment is to The four schools were asked to take a look at the support the curriculum. How much more service do we provide? We havent fully resolved that yet. The accreditation review gave the Currently, a list of general interest magazines the is evaluating has been formulated by the serials library librarys holdings poor marks, although librarian. Students will have input on which magazines there were no specific remarks about are to receive the funding ax. Flying, Young Miss, and Seventeen, according to books vs. magazines. Christensen, may be on the endangered species list. Magazines such as Newsweek, Time, and U.S.News & World Report are certain to survive the cut. magazines they were subscribing to and decide if any could be dropped in order to purchase more books. It may be that we decide not to drop any of these, Christensen said the School of Science decided to Christensen said. Were just trying to get a poll to see how important people feel that they are. drop five magazines one costing $555 a year to put an additional $1,200 into the book fund Arts and The poll sheets can be picked up in the periodical Letters will drop $2,215 from the magazine rack, section of the library on the ground level. Students have until next Monday to complete the magazine turning back the funds to' the various departments in the schools to possibly purchase books. questionnaire and possibly save the magazine they read The purchase of additional books may help the the most. The library committee will take a look at showing of the college library in future accreditation reviews. The recent review gave the librarys holdings information compiled by each of the colleges today. The information from the student poll of recreational poor marks, although the review committee made no specific remarks about the mix of books vs. magazines reading will be examined in the committtz meeting in the library. Nov. 21. by Cal Rollins seven-memb- 2 free clothing for the infants. She always uses basic common sense and creativity in solving problems, Duus said, and she is not afraid to speak out on issues if the Indian people will benefit from it. Waunekas major goal is to improve the educational system for Navajo youth. The reservations are a dumping ground for drugs and alcohol, Duus explained. Dean will speak John Dean, the man who blew the lid off Watergate, Thursdays Convocation. The title of Deans lecture will be Blind Ambition, book. which is also the title of Deans Dean says he has a message for those with blind ambitions of their own, said Lana Johnson, Convocation coordinator. Dean once said, To get along, you go along. Now he talks about ambition, how. even a person of modest ambition can be carried away. In his much publicized book and in his speeches, Dean talks about Watergate and acknowledges that the story of the downfall of a President is no longer the central issue; that the professional, political and will lecture at g ' John Dean of Watergate fame speaks Thursday morning at 11 in the Auditorium. personal lessons to be learned can be discussed without even mentioning Watergate. Im talking about a personal experience in government, he said, which he believes has implications for every individual as well as society at large. Dean talks about poor communications, and how the personal and overmanagement, professional problems he discusses extend to the classic dilemma of middle management. There will be no Convocation program on Nov. 24 because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Programs resume Dec. 1 with Washington, D.C. columnist Jack Anderson.