Bellmon Advised To Stay Out of Newkirk Dispute - 1989-09-01
State officials say Gov. Henry Bellmon has been advised not to become involved in a dispute over a proposed drug treatment center in Newkirk.
"It would be inappropriate for the governor to sign any document endorsing a drug treatment center prior to completion of the Department of Mental Health's review of the facility for certification," Andrew Tevington, Bellmon's aide, said.
A group of Native Americans has asked Bellmon to sign a proclamation about drug abuse that mentions the Narconon Chilocco New Life Treatment Center.