And that's what struck me most about this article, published in 1950, the racist attitude that pervades the entire piece. As it says toward the end of the article, “Deputies Beckstead and Caldwell sighed with satisfaction and relief. ‘I had no idea there were so many Indians, Mexicans and Spaniards [sic] in Utah!’ grinned Caldwell, ‘nor that they all looked so much alike.’”
The hook for the whole story is a Navajo belief that one can tell a lie three times, but never four. Read the article from Chief Detective #2 for the reason.