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R. W. Hitchcock, Publisher E. H. Lighter, Business Manager THE RAPID CITY DAILY JOURNAL Established 1878 MEMBER Audit Bureau of Circulation Bureau of Advertising The Associated Press Inland Daily Press Association Newspaper Advertising Executives South Dakota Press Association Northwest Daily Press Association Palace Building, Minneapolis [[remainder of letter is partially covered by a newspaper clipping]] January 5, 1950 [[covered]]hat you desire to reprint our [[covered]] Bulletin. It it is a pleasure to [[covered]] Sincerely, Warren Morrell Warren Morrell Executive Editor [[end of letter]] [[newspaper clipping]] THE RAPID CITY DAILY JOURNAL Official Newspaper of the City of Rapid City Official Newspaper of Pennington County. Established Jan. 5, 1878, by Joseph B. Gossage. R. W. Hitchcock ... Publisher E. H. Lighter ... Business Manager -- Warren E. Morrell ... Executive Editor Published by The Journal Publishing Company at the Journal Building 507 Main St., Rapid City, S.D. Telephone Star Exchange 28 The Journal is published every evening except Sunday and holidays. Entered at the Postoffice at Rapid City, S.D., as second class matter under Act of Congress, March 6, 1879. _____ Member of the Associated Press The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or otherwise credited to this paper and also the local news printed therein. _____ A.J. Connor .. Circulation Manager Mail Rates Zone 1-2 $8.00 per year Zone 3-4-5 $10.00 per year Zone 6-7-8 $12.00 per year Carrier Rates 25c per week _____ Whatever happened to atomic-age education/ It was here only a moment ago. - Dr. Henry G. Doyle of George Washington University _____ The National Congress Of American Indians Today, and for the following three days Rapid City is host to the annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians. The 200 official delegates represent 80,000 members of the NCAI. It seems out of place to welcome the Indians to Rapid City. It is somewhat like welcoming the owner back to the house in which you are living and are not paying rent. The white men moved in on the Indian, took the best f what he had, shoved him into reservations made up mostly of land white settlers didn't want and have done little to help the Indians become adjusted to the white man's civilization which is foreign to the Indian. Rapid City is proud to have the American Indians convene here. The Sioux - the host tribe - has a glorious record as fighters and hunters. It was the Sioux who whipped General Custer and his men 73 years ago this summer. While that is the best known Sioux triumph, the tribe was victorious over U.S. troops in this region on other occasions. The Custer battle was in Montana but the fight was over the Black Hills which the white men had invaded to carry out gold. The Black Hills were sacred to the Sioux and are still beloved by the descendants of Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, spotted Tail, Gall and other famous Sioux Warriors. It is fitting that the national convention is being held in an area so rich in Indian history. It is also appropriate that Rapid City - which has one of the largest Indian populations of any city in the United States - is host. Members of the National Congress of American Indians are working toward equality for the original Americans. Theirs is a difficult role. We hope their convention in Rapid City will be successful in every way. Rapid City is honored to have them here.