Klamath tribune. (Chiloquin, Or.) 1956-1961, March 01, 1959, Image 1

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Ptrmit No. 2
Form 3547
KlnrnUi County Librvirv
V r. 3rd.
Kl'imth Kills v).M3n
VOL 4 NO. 3
MARCH 1959
Ben Lawvcr Studying Education at Lewis &
Clark, Drafted by Green Bay Packers
Making a real name for himself
in collegiate athletics is Hen Law
yer, a senior at Lewis and Clark
College in Portland under the
Klamath Education Program.
lien, who was horn at Klamath
Agency, attended public schools
in Sprague River, Honanza, and
Klamath Falls before heading for
Haconc Junior College in Okla
homa where he was a student for
one year. lie got his start in col
legiate sports at Haconc by win
ning a state junior college cham
pionship in track in 1956. This
genial, two - hundred pounder
transferred to Lewis and Clark
College in 1957 to major in health
and physical education. He has
been at Lewis and Clark ever
since, living with his wife and
four month old daughter, Dciiise,
just off campus.
Last year, Hen won first place
as a heavyweight wrestler in the
northwest college conference as
well as placing third in the Pa
cific Northwest AAU tournament.
In football, Hen played tackle for
Lewis and Clark College so well
that he was spotted by a scout
for the Green Hay Packers and
is being drafted by that outfit.
He will play another year of col
lege ball before beginning his
training with the Packers as a
professional player. It is reported
that this is the first time a foot
ball player has been drafted from
Lewis and Clark to play profes
sional ball, so Hen has brought
real recognition to the school as
well as to himself.
Hen will get his degree in
health and physical education in
January of next year and will be
a certified teacher. After putting
in a stint with the Packers, Hen
says he hopes someday, to teach.
Since he is also majoring in
Science, Hen will be qualified to
teach this subject to students as
well. Hen is interested in working
with youth and last fall, enjoyed
working as an advisor for a boys'
club at Portland's downtown
As a withdrawing member, Hen
expressed dissatisfaction with the
way termination is working out.
He said that he wotdd not have
elected to withdraw if he knew
the appraisal was going to be so
low, and added that many other
tribal members probably would
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Washington Hearing Airs Appraisal Review;
Boyd Jackson Protests; Sen Ncubcrgcr Comments
being made to take away from us
what little we have left."
In accordance with amend
ments passed by congress in
August of 1958, three private ap
praisal firms made an appraisal
review of the work done earlier
for the Management Specialists
by Western Timber Services. As
a result of the review, the realiza
tion value for the economic units
appraised by Western Timber
Services was reduced from $119
758,029.00 to $90,791,12.1.00.
Commenting on the hearings,
Sen. Richard X'etiberger, chair
man of the subcommittee in a
telegram dated March 24 had this
to say: "Pull and thorough hear
ings were held today on review of
Western Timber Services ap
praisal of Klamath Reservation
"Representatives of Depart
ment of Interior testified as well
as Hoyd Jackson and Jesse Kirk
of Klamath Tribe.
"It was effectively brought out
in hearings and not denied by
Jackson or Kirk that they and
their associates were principal
claimants against Western Tim
ber Services appraisal figure of
realized value of approximately
$120 million.
"In my opinion, had it not been
for their complaint, this appraisal
never would have been reviewed.
"Subcommittee will make re
port some time during next 30
days. As I see matters now, Con
gress and the Administration'
have no choice other than to ac
cept new figure of approximately
$90 million, representing the
average reached by the three
firms reviewing original ap
praisal." According to notices posted by
M. M. Zollar superintendant, it
was announced by Sen. Ncu
berger in a telegram received at
the Agency on Mar. 16, that "for
the convenience of those wishing
to submit written statements,
the hearing record will remain
open until April 6."
Appearing before the Senate
Interior Sub-committee in Wash
ington on March 23, Hoyd Jack
son of the Tribal Executive Com
mittee voiced strong objection to
the new government appraisal of
the Klamath Tribal Property.
Jackson, who testified during
the March 23 hearings on the re
view of the appraisal of Klamath
property, told the subcommittee
that the value set by the appraisal
review was too low. He expressed
the opinion that "an attempt is
Withdrawing Group
Studies Bank Loans,
Plans Special Council
A new petition calling for a
hpecial council meeting on April
11, was drafted and signed by
over forty tribal members at a
withdrawing members meeting
held March 27 at the council hall.
Only fifty signatures are neces
sary. It was reported that the peti
tion that had previously been cir
culated asking for a special council-meeting
to remove tribal of
ficers from the executive commit
tee was not approved. Such a
petition requires 150 signatures.
Only about seventy names ap
peared on the petition submitted
to the area office.
The need for an attorney to rep
resent the withdrawing members
in Washington was expressed by
many persons. Darold Windsor, a
Portland attorney who has been
helping a segment of the with
drawing members, was suggested
for this job. Windsor declined,
however, explaining that Wash
ington officials woidd question
whether he really represented the
withdrawing group. He empha
sized that the withdrawing mem
bers must "get together and
fight together" if they hope to
get anything done. He suggested
that they elect a tribal executive
committee that would better rep
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