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VOL 3 NO. 5
KLAMATH INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
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LELAND ORTIS GRADUATES FROM OTI;
PLANS ON JOB OR FURTHER TRAINING
One of six Klamath Education
Program students graduating at
OTI this June (see article on
graduates elsewhere in this issue)
is Leland Ortis. Leland, 1954 CI IS
graduate, started his body and
fender course in Sept. 195o.
Leland figures he has got a lot
out of the course and particular!)
out of his allied subjects. In the
allied department he has studied
physics, small business manage
ment, practical math, and this
term he is taking foremanship.
As to which course he considers
best: "I think I'm going to get
the most out of foremanship. All
you do is find out the reactions
of people lmw a person is. They
tell things to look for in a person
.so if you get to be a foreman
yyu'l understand him."
Leland has few criticisms to
offer of the course other than
that they needed more instructors
in paint shop. However, for those
graduating, he sees the job situ
ation as slow.
"Xobody's got any money to
fix anything up."
He adds, however, that there
are 10 openings that he knows of
in the Portland and San Fran
cisco areas and believes that if
he can land one of these he'll take
it. Otherwise he intends to take
another Near of training at OTI,
specializing in customizing.
As for termination, Leland has
a wealth of ideas to offer..
First, regarding the recently
held election on withdrawing or
remaining: "I didn't vote on the
election. I figure they give you
two alternatives, either go or
stay, and under both circum
stances neither agreed with me. If
I withdrew I wasn't guaranteed
anything--the $58,(XX) price men
tioned is what I can save myself
by keeping my hunting and fish
ing rights. If I stayed, with the
game commission having their
doe seasons they're cutting down
the deer herd on the reservation--'
after a period of time there won't
he any which doesn't leave any
hunting so if I remain I'm not
guaranteed anything either, hi
other words they didn't give us a
choice. They forced us to make
up our minds which way wc
wanted to take our beating."
Leland distinguished between
termination as it applies to older
members and to younger (dies, as
follows: "The older ones with al
lotments are the ones who want
to terminate they're not hurt
they have their allotments. The
younger ones all we got was
around SJ.UX) in lieu so I think
it's us that's getting it instead of
the older ones."
(Continued Pge 6, Col. 3)
HOUSE ACTION ON AMENDMENT STALLS;
WILKINSON REPORT OF HEARINGS GIVEN
As of press time no decisive ac
tion had been taken by the House
Indian Affairs Sub-committee on
the proposed Dept. of Interior
amendment, recently passed by
the Senate (for complete Senate
passed version of the amendment
see page 3). The Sub-committee
had convened twice during the
month, on May 16 and on May
26, to consider the bill. At these
hearings testimony was taken re
garding the bill and committee
members expressed opinions con-
Spccialists Discuss Mgt.
The retention of the marsh
area for the benefit of tribal
members was the major topic of
discussion in a meeting between
the Management Specialists and
the Klamath Kescrvatiou Discus
sion (iroup on May 16, 1958, at
the Fducation office in Chiloquiu.
The Specialists reported that
the Seaton bill provides for the
sale of the tribal marsh area to
the Federal ( lovernment. Fveu if
the marsh were sold to private
operators or retained by the tribe,
the Specialists reported that the
government will probably con
demn the area and preserve it as
a wildlife refuge.
Several remaining members felt
that the marsh should be included
as a part of the management area.
It was pointed out, however, that
a number of withdrawing mem
bers have also expressed interest
in buying portions of the marsh
with their shares. It was gener
ally agreed that both withdraw
ing and remaining members
should work towards a compro
mise and fight together to retain
the marsh rather than have it
pass nut of their ownership.
The Specialists explained the
reasons for setting aside only a
limited stand of virgin timber in
the Management area. It was
(Continued Page 5, Col. 1)
ccrning it but in each instance no
formal vote was taken on the
Given below is the complete
report of the May 16 hearings as
received by Executive Committee
Chairman Dclford Lang from tri
bal attorney Glen Wilkinson. It
is hoped that this report will help
to keep tribal members and others
informed as to the details of the
bill's progress in the House.
Mr. Delford Lang, Chairman
Klamath Fxecutive Committee
Pursuant to our understand
ing. 1 attended the hearing before
the Indian Subcommittee of the
House Committee on Interior and
Insular Affairs this morning. As
you know, the hearing was de
voted primarily to S. ?()51, the bill
recently passed by the Senate.
On yesterday, we had made
copies of a memorandum urging
two amendments available to all
members of the Subcommittee.
Single copies o this statement
are attached to your letter and
the copies going to the others in
dicated below. In addition, a small
extra supply is being sent to Dib.
hnii Cook, care of the Superin
tendent, for distribution.
The Subcommittee first dealt
with two bills involving tribes in
the Dakotas. These occupied only
a few minutes, and Congress
man Aspinall, who had sponsored
the companion bill to S. .1051 in
the House, made a short state
ment. He thereupon advised the Sub
committee that I 'udcrsecretarv
Chilson was available t testify,
that the Undersecretary hud
another engagement .and would
be required to leave at 11 :15 a.m..
and he therefore requested that
the Committee hear him im
mediately. It did so.
Undersecretary Chilson read
from a prepared statement fur
snme time. In substance, he re-
(Conlinued Paf. 4. Col. 2)