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Window Rock Navajo Times Newspaper Archive: April 24, 1969 - Page 1

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   Navajo Times, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1969, Window Rock, Arizona                                Published For The Navajo Trib V olume Number 16 Wilbur Public Services Fired Window Arizona April Wilbur head of the Public Services disclosed Tuesday that he had been firted by Chairman Raymond Notice of his discharge was contained in a teuer from dated April The addressed to id Since your appointment as director of the Public Services on May you have had more than ample opportunity time to demonstrate the necessary administrative ability to organize and direct the functions of the I am finally and I Relieve Vou must that since your the and Construction has seriously deteriorated in efficiency and Despite my serious and sincere memoranda to you unconscionable practice of overexpcriditures and violations of purchasing procedures in the Design and Construction 1 rind no indication whatsoever of yiur ability to handle the situation Indeed all evidence points to a continuing decline in the efficiency and morale of the Design an d Construct ion In my official capacity and faural responsibility as Chairman of tjje Navajo Tribal I cannot allow this situation to In the best interest of the Navajo it becomes mandatory that I terminate your services in accordance with paragraph 4 of the Navajo Resolution as ift 5 on Apil Dixon commented It is his prerogative to terminate me but I dont understand the logic behind the who succeeded Billison as director of the Public Services said he felt there had been a lack of communication between him and Chairman Nakai in the past Dixons termination follows the on April of John head of the Design and Construction Dixon appointed Jim head of DMA Board Split On Mitchell Five Vote To Terminate Him UILBIR DIXON the Heavy Equipment as acting director of DAC was on the carpet recently before the tribal council because of irregularities within the Dixon is One of three division heads in lite Navajo tribal The other division directors areJEdward and Norman X1 Seven Navajo members of the board of directors of Diriebciina Nahiilna be met with the Committee in Window Rotfr on Monday and to terminate the services of Ted Mitchell as director of the OEO legal aid contacted at his office the following said that a meeting of the DNA board of directors will be held at Window Rock Saturday but that he will abide by any decision board TheVes no question about Mitchell Im employed by them the DNA board and I work The bylaws say that the director of the program serves at the pleasure of the I will abide by any decision thaj Aboard 19 members on the DNA board of 11 of them Navajos and most of them are expected to be present at the Saturday A Federal court held recently that Mitchells civil rights were violated when he wasexpelled from the by Advisory Council last this decision was to be appealed to a higher Mondays held in the BIA conference followed a Sunday meeting at the Shiprock chapter house at which it was reported that chapter members to fire Mitchell after hearing a speech by Chairman Raymond The substance of the Chairmans it was was that the district court which restored Mitchell to the threatened to undermine the sovereign nature of the Navajo Tribe as set out in the xTreatyof It was also learned that Nakai had appeared at previous meetings in other speaking on the DNA Until Mondays DNA board members had steadfastly TED MITCHELL stuck by their embattled refusing to accede to the demands to fire The change in attitude on the part of at least some of the Navajo members of the board could not be readily DNA board members voting to relieve Mitchell of his according to at the were Jimmy Loncie Jessie Anson Damon and Board Backs Roessel in Obscenity Case The I Board of Regents of Navaho Conmunity College has passed a jfe olution commending the administration and student go crnment for acting to terminate a performance judged to I be tbscene and In a meeting regents voted unanimously to support Robert Roessel president of NCC I wh j stopped a performance of the j me a traveling theatrical I organization from San in Many Farms High School Roessel said the troupes rformances commenting on I Vietnam and racial relations were and NCC had contracted with the troupe to appear but cancelled future acts following an I afternoon the Mime Troupe disregarded the cancellation after being paid to satisfy a contract and presented a performance at aided by Navajo ended the shovt ajid officers escorted the troupe off the college We will allow freedom of inquiry until it infringes on said Carl a regent from Freedom of expression can be stretched so but no Larry an ex Marine and president of the student body at told other members of the I served this country long and well and I cannot bear to see it ridiculed and v Isaac and other members of the student government have criticized the Mime saying it offended the Navajo Tribes value sense of good In other the regents approved a budget of for fiscal r970 for the academic and vocationaltechnical programs and student personnel The total includes for vocational for and for student personnel Revenues totaling million have been projected for NCC for next including from the Office of Economic from the Navajo from the Donner and from student NCC has been notified it has received a federal grant to administer a basic education The vocationaltechnical program will nine Tom director of told the Thev are arts vocationaltechnical program building construction and business and commercial paraprofessional transportation trades with auto mechanics as the and Regents approved a summer session beginning June 9 and ending July Courses in adult education were added to a schedule of 23 classes presented to the Board members also agreed to institute action to extend the period the college may use the facilities of the Farms Hgh Graham area director of the Bureau of Indian will be asked to permit the college to use the high school until June Construction will not be completed at the permanent in time to enable the college to leave Many Farms as planned in June 1970 were John Voting no were Clarence Warner and Edward both of wife of Allen is a new member of the wife of Councilman John Brown of has long opposed But Dodge and Damon have been among Mitchells most ardent Warner and according to those argued that the matter should go to the tribal It wus also reported that Frankie an Advisory Committee also opposed the Following the vote by DNA board the Advisory Committee passed a 17 requesting Chairman Nakai to accept grant funds from OEO jo thai the DNA program coufd Nakai had refused to accept funds for the program as long as Mitchell remained as Mitchell said that the grant request which Nakai refused to sign had already been rescinded by OEO and the antipoverty organization made a direct grant to DNA of on April I so that the agency could continue Home Fire Kills Chinle Brothers in apartment in the BIA compound here has claimed the lives of two young Rocky and Edward Perkins sons of and Edward Perkins Perkins is an employee in the Credit branch of the BIA at Cause of the fire according to Goldtooth but may have begun through playing with The boys parents were not at home when the blaze was 10 The fire appeared to have startedIn a according to It did not destroy the apartment but damaged the bedroom The younger boy died of suffocation at the but the older child lived until Monday when he succumbed at the Fort Defiance also apparently of smoke The couple have two other services were to be cMHlurtedM   

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