ik:il xpqx tt mi Form 3547 Requested BULK RATE U. S. POSTAGE PAID Pttmit No. 2 CHILOQUIN, OREGON VOL. 4 NO. 7 KLAMATH INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM JULY 1959 -HILOQUIN REC. COUNCIL-AFSC SPONSORED RECREATION PROGRAM IN FULL SWING 1 :'yrry (d.hJr'fl Denton Park is scene of active swim program. Shown above ard a few of the youngsters receiving instruction. At the invitation of the Chilo (iiin Area Recreation Council and various individuals and organiza tions, the American Friends Ser vice Committer has launched an other full schedule of summer recreation activities on the reser vation. Conducting the program art Art and Helen Currier of Portola Valley. California who conducted a highly successful program last year. Due to a housing shortage, the Curriers including children Cordon. Paul and (iinny, are oc cupying a house at Klamath O' ;ency. About one hundred youngsters from the Chilo(uin area are par ticipating in the swimming pro gram at Denton Park. Until Art ami Helen Currier are qualified Red Cross Life Savers, Art carry ing a Water Safety I nst ruct r certificate which ualifics him to teach and award life saving cer tificates. Robert Cole and Johnny Wright, twojeenae tribal mem bers who were awarded junior life savin ;, certificates last ear have been assisting the Curriers this summer. The youngsters are transported to the swimming area on Mondays and Friday on a school bus provided b the Klam- aiid day mornings for Junior Senior life saving students. Top flight feature length mov ies are shown every Wednesday as part of the summer's recrea tion program at nominal admis sion prices. The Yearling, Merry Andrews, Kin Richard and the Crusaders have been shown and academy award winners such as Lili and Seven Prides for Seven I'rothers have been booked for the weeks ahead. The Curriers also program in P.eatty eludes swimming and together at the Jesse Kirk prop erty on 1 ucsdavs, and swimming' (lasses on Fridav afternoons. On Thursday evenings, the same features .shown in Cliilocjtiiu are (Continued On Page 4, Col. 1) conduct a which in- picnic kret- SHRINE CIRCUS CHILDREN 50c Attend at Special Price of . nth Cla C ounty es are et ch A aside on District. Wcdncs- Sqn up before 5 P. M. August 6 at Klamath Education Office CMoquin Spcniored by Chiloquin Area Recre ation Council under lupervliion cf Art and Helen Currier, AFSC. Executive Committee Acts On Attorney Contract, Recreation; Hears Report On Claims In a special session on July 11, 1959, the Klamath Tribal Fxeeu tive Committee unanimously passed a resolution to amend the existing contract with the Wilk ensou law firm. The existing contract limits "representation of the tribe to services before the Indian Claims Commission. Hie intent of the parties," according to the resolu tion, "was that it should continue the same services and coverage as to representation by the At torney to the same matters in cluded in a previous con- tract, approved March 29, 1911, which authorized and obligated the Attorney to represent the Tribe as to all claims against the L'uited States either be fort the Indian Claims Commission, the United States Court of Claims, or any other Courts Commission or body." The resolution amends the contract and enables the attorney to take the claims cases before more than the Indian Claims Commission. Provision was also made in the resolution "allowing reimbursement to the Attorney for expenses incurred for charges for rental automobile and for a mileage allowance in lieu of ac tual expenses for use of a priv atelv owned automobile." Present at the meeting to pre sent the forejoin resolution was Donald C. Cormley of the Wilk ensoii Law Firm who briefed the committee on the status of the existing claims. Cormley Mated that "much leal research is nec essary as well as talking with the people involved." Me went on to explain that his firm "will re ceive no compensation unless the suit is won," and expressed op timism about the results nf the suit. He reported that new evid ence is h c i n j.,r uncovered to strengthen their case. An attempt is beiii'e made to ;;et a trial date for the late fall since the leal k'niundwork " i substant iall o er." As for his firm's responsibility in explore new claims, (iormley said. "It is our duty to investi gate possible claims, advise you of liiein, and then file them." He explained that there may be twenty or thirty individual suits, although for a tribe, a class ac tion can be taken. This was re ferred to by the Washington at torney as a "clean litigation." (iormley auounced that he will return to the reservation early in August at which time he will be prepared to present a more de tailed report on the Claims. Another resolution authorizing payment of expenses in the amount of .fnl'MO to Farnest I,. Wilkenson, Claims attorney for the Klamath tribe for the period October ln5K to March Ml, 1959 v;i;: approved by a vote of 5 to 0. Recreation In another resolution, the com mittee aain unanimously ex pressed its appreciation to the "American Friends Service Com mittee for sending Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Currier to assist in estab lishing a recreational program for the youngsters of the Klamath Innervation. " In the same reso lution the committee granted permission to the Curriers to "enter and utilize reservation areas, subject to the approval of the Klamath Agency hire Dis patcher, for the purpose of con ducting recreational programs for the reservation oiuij;stei s." Rock Removal The Committee also passe-J a resolution approving C. K. Wells' application to remove rock ma terial from the Saddle Mountain pit located on tribal laud des t ribed as S cl7. T .S5s., p. o .; j lr resolut ion ;;i ant s W ells, the Siiperiuteudaiit of ( oiiutv K'oads. "permission t use the pit in which to stockpile the crushed rod: material" at the rate of fie cents per cubic ard. hive mem bers voted for the res..iitiuti and one abstained.