Klamath tribune. (Chiloquin, Or.) 1956-1961, December 01, 1956, Image 1

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Chiloquin, Oregon
Permit No. 2
County Library
Klamath Fall3,
VOL. 1 NO. 2
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In his second year of study at
O.T.I, under tlie Klamath Educa
tion Program is Finlcy R. Harney.
Finley, better known as Hobby to
friends in this area, is taking a
course in Commercial Art which
he expects to complete in June of
Hobby was born and raised on
the reservation and after complet
ing elementary school at Sprague
Piver he attended Honanza High
School, where he graduated in
Hob started his Commercial Art
course at O.T.I, in September of
1 9r5 and has been hard at it ever
Hob waxes enthusiastic when
talking about the course he is
' taking. lie feels that it is an ex
cellent course in the field and re
commends it to anyone with artis
tic inclinations. Some of the
courses he has taken include pen
line technique, anatomy, conti
crayon, water color, opaque wash,
and brush lettering in the com
mercial art dept. and salesman
ship and small business in allied
Besides this training at the
school, Hob feels he has gained
valuable experience from a field
trip conducted by the department
'during the past school year. On
this trip Hob and several of his
classmates went to San Francisco
where they visited some of the
biggest advertising agencies in
the area and observed commer
cial art in action. Also on the
agenda was a visit to various T.V.
studios to learn how commercial
art is used in the T. V. field.
Hob anticipates gaining even
more experience from a field trip
to Los Angeles which is planned
for the present school year. On
this trip, the students plan to visit
the Walt Disney studio as well
as other prominent studios.
Summarizing the value of these
trips. Hob states: "The biggest
advantage of a field trip is that
it takes you to the spot of the
top commercial artists on the
coast and we learned what orig
inal art looked like before it went
to press to be reproduced."
Hob has found that he doesn't
have to wait until graduation to
put his training to work. He and
other students in the course do
considerable poster work for use
by O.T.I. Hob has also designed
poster material for K.O.T.I., a
television station located nearby.
In addition, he has done work for
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The following report brings to
Tribune readers the first of a series
on the progress, the Management
Specialists are making in fulfilling
Section 5 of Public Law 587. For the
many tribal members who have not
had an opportunity to study this re
port, the Klamath Information and
Education office is reproducing the re
port in full. In doing so, the Education
office is not taking a stand either for
or against the position of the Manage
ment Specialists.
Termination Question Has Long
Most of you realize that Public
Law 587 was not the result of any
sudden impulse on the part of the
Tribe or of Congress. The records
show that there have been dele-
Commissioncr Discusses
Public Law 587
The Management Specialists
and members of the Tribal Incen
tive Committee met with the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
on October 29, 1956 in Portland
to discuss termination problems.
The Management Specialists,
supported by Executive Com
mittee members, reported that
carrying out the law as it now
stands would not be to the best
interest of tribal members.
According to the Specialists, a
"stop-gap" amendment is neces
sary to prevent tribal members
from bringing legal action to
force them "immediately" after
appraisal of the tribal property
is completed, to hold the election
to withdraw and to convert indi
vidual interests into cash.
The Commissioner, felt that
such fears were groundless since
the appraisal will not be complet
ed until it is approved by the De
partment of the Interior. Mien
Wilkenson, Klamath tribal at
torney, contended, however, that
there is nothing in the law that
makes such an administrative re
view necessary. The Commis
sioner said he was present only
to gather facts and could make
no commitments on this matter
of amendments.
Wade Crawford, spokesman for
(Continued on pae 4, col. 4)
gations of Klamaths appearing
before Congress for the past '10
years or so, and that much of their
business has had to do with steps
leading up to termination of Fed
eral supervision. Some examples
are the Final Enrollment and the
Incorporation bills of 1930 and
the Incorporation Hill of, 1932.
More recent were S. 1313, intro
duced in 1916 which provided for
the removal of restrictions over
the Klamaths and, incidentally,
provided for Government pur
chase much as we are advocating
at present, and S. 1222 introduced
in 1917. Many of you probably re
call the Hearings which were held
at the Agencv in 1917 in regard
to S. 1222, and realize that the
Hearings in 1951 were considered
an extension of those 1917 hear
ings. Law Must Protect All Members
We mention this brief history
merely to point out the fact that
for many years there have been
tribal members who have been
asking for release from Govern
ment supervision. This group of
tribal members who favor liquida
tion of tribal assets have a right
which should not be denied them.
Under no circumstances, however,
should their wishes, or the wishes
of any group within the tribe be
met in a way which will prove
harmful to the remainder of the
tribe. Any law providing for ter
mination of Federal supervision
over the Klamaths must guar
antee equal consideration and
treatment to all members of the
tribe. The test is not what state
ments are contained in the law.
The true test of the fairness of
a law lies in the best possible
determination as to what the
effects will be on all persons con
cerned if the provisions of the
law are carried out.
Right To Submit Amendments in
During our early studies of
Public Law 5H7 we felt that it
would not meet this test. Even
before we signed our contract
to manage the liquidation of tribal
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