Klamath tribune. (Chiloquin, Or.) 1956-1961, July 01, 1961, Page Page 2, Image 2

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Wincma National Forest Created;
President's Proclamation Establishes Boundaries
to evaluate the recreation op
portunities on the former Indian
lands. Three timber sales for a
total of twenty-four million hoard
feet have been made during the
period since April 15, and a full
strength fire suppression organ
ization has been developed and
trained to protect the former res
ervation area from fire.
In discussing the recent Presi
dential Proclamation, Supervisor
Smith pointed out that creation
of the new Forest, and especially
the transfer of lands from the
Reservation to the National
Forest System, has several far
reaching effects. The former
Indian lands are now to be man
aged in a coordinated manner for
all of the resources they contain,
including the soil, water, wildlife,
timber, grazing and public recre
ation values. These areas which
became National Forest are now
open to public travel, to hunting
and fishing in season and to other
recreation use, as are all other
National Forest lands. The prin
ciples of multiple use and sus
tained yield will be applied to
these lauds and are the objective
of the Forest Service Manage
ment Program.
Executive Committee Meets With Gormlcy;
Adopts Resolution Amending Attorney Contract
A Proclamation establishing
boundaries of the nation's newest
National Forest the Winema in
Southern Oregon was signed
July Jo, 1961, by President John
F. Kennedy.
The boundaries established, ef
fective July 1, are in line with"
proposals made by the Pacific
Northwest Region of the I'. S.
J. Herbert Stone, Regional
Forest Service, according to
The new forest includes former
Klamath Indian Reservation land
and portions of three adjoining
National Forests, Stone said.
Total acreage of the Winema
National Forest, named for a
Modoc War heroine, is approx
imately 915) acres. About 525,
(xx) acres of Klamath Indian laud
became National Forest land in
Aprd. All but about 100,(XX) acres
now form the nuclcaus of the new
National Forest, the remainder
being attached to the Fremont
National Forest for more ef
ficient administration. Approxim
ately 265.000 acres of the Rogue
River National Forest, 155,000
acres of the Fremont National
Forest, and 70,(XX) acres of the
Deschutes National Forest were
transferred to the new Forest by
the President's Proclamation.
Alex F. Smith, Supervisor of
the Winema National Forest, said
there are three ranker districts in
cluded in the new administrative
structure. The district offices are
at Chiloquin, Chemult and Klam
ath Falls. Rangers are Homer (i.
Faulkner, Douglas 11. Shaw and
Farl M. Karlinger. Supei visor
headquarters also are at Klamath
Smith has been in Klamath
Falls since early this year direct
ing the many phases of planning
and work necessary to smooth
transfer of the lauds. It was
necessary to proceed with plans
for management of range, water,
timber, recreation and wildlife re
sources of the Indian lauds and to
lay the groundwork for the per
manent establishment of a new
National Forest, Stone pointed
The Indian Reservation lands
which form the nucleus of the
new Winema Forest have been
undr management by the Forest
Service since April 15. ln(d. This
is the date on which Secretary of
Agriculture Orville Freeman ac
cented the lauds from the Hureau
of Indian Affairs, and they were
added to the National Forest Sys
tem. In this period intensive plan
ning has gone forward. A range
analysis survcv lias been initiated
Office Reports Work
Outlook Brighter
The following is a report of
todays employment picture in the
Klamath area as provided by the
Oregon State Fmployinent Ser
vice. Employment and payrolls in
creased rapidly during last April
and have continued a steady
climb during May and June. Con
ditions are much the same as one
year ago except with more work
ers in the labor market we have
higher unemployment. The num
ber of jobs available shows little
change. The loss of jobs in private
industry has been compensated
by increased government em
ployment. There are still many construc
tion workers unemployed but
work opportunities are expected
to increase later this season.
I.iinj; and lumbering employ
ment increased during April but
is showing a slight slump at the
present time. Many sawmill and
'KNn1 workers are being sent
to mills of Northern California.
This is not unusual since that
area habitually draws on our
labor force.
With over one thousand work
ers registered for work at the
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Discussing amendments to the attorney contracts with Don C. Gormley,
tribal attorney are Executive Committee members (clockwise) EInathan Davis,
Joe Ball, Irwin Crunrie, Dibbon Cook, (Gromley) and Boyd Jackson. Not
pictured but also in attendance at the August 2, 1961 meeting of the com
mittee were acting chairman, Jesse Kirk, and Delford Lang.
A resolution providing for the
amending of the contract be
tween the Klamath tribe and the
tribal claims attorneys was
adopted by the Tribal Executive
Committee in a special meeting
of the committee on August 2,
1961. The following agreement
was introduced by Hon Cormely
of the Wilkeuson Law Finn, and
signed by representatives Jesse
Kirk Sr. andKlnathan Davis and
approved by the committee by a
vote of five for, none against, and
one abstention.
The contract between The
Tribe and The Attorneys, as
amended, approved by the Sec
retary of the Interior or his auth
orized representative on June 19,
1961, is further amended as fol
lows :
(1) The authorized representa
tives acting for The Tribe are
acting pursuant to and under the
authority conferred by a resolu
tion of the Klamath Executive
Committee adopted on the 2nd
day of August, 1961, a copy of
which resolution is annexed here
to, marked Exhibit A, and made
a part hereof.
(2) Extensions of this agree
ment for additional two-year
periods may be granted by the
Secretary of the Interior or his
authorized representative at the
request of The Attorneys if the
claims involved have not been
prosecuted to conclusion bv
March 24. 19o7.
The Secret arv of the In
terior or his authorized repre
sentative shall be authorized to
approve any compromise, settle
ment, or other adjustment of any
claim submitted by The At
torneys. The Secretary is auth
orized to consult with the tribal
Executive Committee for this
(1) The Secretary is authorized
to approve proposals by The At
torneys to dismiss or abandon
prosecution of claims where, in
the exercise of the best judgment
of The Attorneys, such claims
have no merit or insufficient
merit to justify continuing the
litigation. The Secretary is auth
orized, in his discretion, to con
sult with the Executive Commit
tee prior to any such determina
tion. (5) The Attorneys are author
ized to compensate the members
of the Executive Committee at
the rate of $20.00 per day and
mileage at the rate then in effect
for federal employees when priv
ate automobile is used, whenever
the Executive Committee is con
vened at the request of either the
Secretary of the Interior or his
authorized representative or The
Attorneys for any purpose enum
erated in Paragraphs (3) and (4)
hereof or paragraph 2(c) of the
such payments to be reinburscd
to The Attorneys from tribal
funds in the same manner as
other necessary or proper ex
have hereunto signed our names
this 2nd day of August, 1961.
Jesse L. Kirk, Sr. EInathan Davis
The Committee passed a reso
lution by a vote of four for and
one against authorizing the pav
ing of $7,485.50 to Karl D. Heuz'e,
timber consultant, for appraisal
services rendered in- connection
with the claims case.
Hy a vote of six to nothing, the
Executive Committee also passed
a resolution designed o continue
the existence of the Committee.
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