GOVERNMENT: The $40,000 Bounce

Happy was the Interior Department last month when Stanford W. Barton offered to undertake the biggest Indian land development of all time. The friendly Missourian, a dabbler in uranium and alfalfa, was a godsend to the Indian Affairs Bureau officials. They signed him up just one day before expiration of an act enabling Interior to lease 67,000 parched Arizona acres with the expectation of turning them into a desert garden for some 1,500 Mojave and Chemehuevi tribesmen, who would get the land back in 25 years. As first installment on the $28...

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