Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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August 16, 2007
James A. Waddell
1101 Stone Canyon Dr. #1334
Roseville, CA 95661-4074
Arch Super, Chairman
Karuk Tribe of California
P. O. Box 1016
Happy Camp, CA 96039
Mr. Arch Super;
I write to convey my personal advice regarding reports of on-going efforts of this Tribal Council to make some kind of hostile take-over of the Happy Camp Health Services. I am a tribal member that does not agree with such attempts. Others agree with me.
The Happy Camp Health Services was established by community efforts and money. Citizens of western Siskiyou County donated money, time, labor, and materials to get this facility for the townspeople. Sierra Pacificís Red Emerson donated all the lumber. Sierra Pacificís General Manager, Dave Alward, was on the board and asked Red Emerson to donate the lumber. Emerson did. I was a member of management there. Gary Hobbs was on the Karuk Tribeís first Tribal Council with me in the early 1970s and while he was a manager for Carolina Pacificís veneer mill in town, he arranged to have his company donate all needed plywood. Other local businesses and citizens donated everything from money and paint to cement. Companies like V&K Logging Co., Wes Bagley Logging and others donated labor and heavy equipment for construction. This is an accomplishment of the people of western Siskiyou County.
I say again, I am one tribal member that does not agree to such efforts of take over of the Happy Camp Health Services.
I do not wish for this current council to further become enemies of working people.
James A. Waddell
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