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   Navajo Times (Newspaper) - February 26, 1976, Window Rock, Arizona                                HAROLD NOBLE PAUL WILLIAMS STEAMBOATHaroId Noble was chosen as one of two candi dates for a new Councilman for Steamboat at the 22 precinct meeting at the Steam boat The special election for Councilman will be held March 6 from 8 to 7 The election is being held to fill the Council vacancy left after the 8 death of Donald in a plane crash near Harold is the brother of Donald Noble recei ved 108 chapter member votes in Saturdays precinct I plan to continue working for what my brother worked for and believed in if I am elected to Noble I will continue work for good education for Navajo youth today so that they may become better leaders he For my people in Noble I will work towar ds getting better roads for the area within I will also support the need in Steamboat for improvement s in water supplies for the community and will work to wards improvements in lives tock He said he will also continue to support mutual help housing for Noble was born in 1838 in the Steamboat area end was raised aa a sheep At age six he entered Steamboat Boarding At age 13 he entered Sherman Institute in where he spent five lie has since received addi tional education at Navajo Community From 1659 to 1969 he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as an instructional Then in 1970 he was elected to repre sent Steamboat on the Grazing where he spent three In 1974 became an instruc tional aide with the BIA and has served in that position ever I believe the people of Steamboat and deserve active he and I will do my best to fill that need if I am STEAMBOATPaul was chosen at the 22 precinct meeting to be one of two candidate in the special election for a new Councilman to be held March 5 from 8 to 7 Williams is seeking the Steamboat Council seat vacate d by the late Donald who died in a plane crash who received 79 chapter member votes at Saturdays precinct ran against Noble in 1974 and said that among the objectives he would like to achieve for the Steamboat chapter are improvement of the low rent housing enlargement of the Steamboat Chapter the delivery of more water to the Steamboat and improvements in the Toyei Boarding whose he says is lower than it should born in atten ded the Sherman Institute in After that schooling he ran a store in Steamboat for 10 years until 1929 when he began operation a trading Williams served as a Navajo Tribal Council member from 1938 to 1942 and again from 1959 to He was a Bureau of Indian Affairs school board member from 19S6 to And he served on the Ganado Public School board as a member from 1868 to While a Tribal Council mem ber Williams served on the Health Tribal Welfare and Al cohol Committee Williams now makes Ms livi ng through livestock in the Steamboat Progress Edition The deadline for submission of articles for the Navajo Times Progress edition has been extended to March 9 because many departments have not submitted their progress reports We need the reports sent to us as soon as possible so we can start assembling our Progress which will be publishe d March WINIJOW AHI7ONA FTRRmiAHY LEGISLATIVE SESSION From left to Leo Speaker of the House Walter Martinez D and Louis stand in front of the Speakers Rostrum in the New Mexico House of Representatives in Santa after the Legislature wrapped up its 1876 30days regular session last Thursday at Times Natcnabah Onuska Is District Attorney Candidate Paul of the firm of Wolf and has announced his candidacy for the Democra tic nomination for District Attorney in the June 1 In announcing his Onuska My 6 years experience accompanying officers while in the fidd and working with law enforcement ageades around the in my 4 years of working experience with law enforcement agencies in McKinley allow me to offer the necessary experience to the residents of McKinley and San Juan It seems everyone wishes to talk about the increase in crime but very few people wish to get involved and do anything about decreasing Since the District Attorney is responsible for Paul Onuska communication between the law enforcement agencies he should take a leading role in coordinating their support the in both of a law eafor See A3 SANTA the Inst half hour of the IflTB 30 day session of the New Mexico state legislature the senate passed a tax bill that states that the legislative has the authority and should exercise it to impose the slateo property tax on owned or used by nonIndians on Indian The which has been strongly opposed by Indian is now waiting to ha signed into law by Governor Jerry The billn along with other cJose observers of the expects the Governor to sign In one section of the compromise language was substituted for formestricter language after the previous bill with the stricter language failed to pass the House in an earlier The compromise which attempts to take a neutral position on the subject of taxation on Indian reads Nothing in this section shall affect the liability tax of improvements located upon the real property of exempt Indian The former stricter la which is now elimina had stated that nonIndian improvements on Indian land are hereby subjected to valuation for property taxation purposes to be paid by the Leo D told the Navajo Times reporter at the State Capitol last that what the bill in its compromised form in is to throwthe question of taxing nonIndians on Indian land back into the hands of the He said he felt sure that when the state tries to taxing authority on Navajo the Navajo interests would bring it to When the tax question is brought to Watchman said that Indian interests do not have much of a chance of win ning in the state The state court has never ruled in our he But we do have a good chance of winning in the federal which has a history of rulingour who voted against the evai in its compromised said that the bill sets up legislative intent in favor of taxing on the reser and therefore will work towards the disadvantage of the Indians in any state The section of the bill which Watchman says is still bad fer the Indians reads it the legislature has legislative authority and should exercise it to impose the states property See A2   

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