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HOUSING PROGRESS AI Hawley, Agency Superintendent, watches construction on "Self-Help" Housing started last month. Completion of first 8 homes scheduled by Jan*3o. Iron Ore Study to Continue CHETISKI The Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation’s ex ploratory study of iron ore de posits in a 36-square mile area surrounding the Chetiski Dis trict will continue i twas an nounced this week. Tribal Attorney, Barry De Rose, reported the company has been maintaining the explor atory operation for the past year. The company’s contract with the tribe permits them to explore the mineral deposits in the area in the Southwest part of the re servation with an option to lease for a 10-year period. An additional option to lease that period is granted the so long as mining (Sperations are continued, De Rose said. The initial lease between the company and the tribe must be signed by August Ist, De Rose declared. Poachers Fined WHITERIVER Fines to taling $479 have been levied a gainst two Overgaard men foi fishing without a valid Fort Apache Reservation Permit, without a valid Arizona State license and for shooting wild turkey out of season. Charles Thomas and Charles Mullins received the fines in Springerville Justice Court where they reportedly pleaded guilty to the charges. The two men were appre hended by state game rangers on May 14 on the Black River near Maverick. The rangers came upon the men’s camp where they were roasting the newly killed turkey. The illegally caught fish were located at the camp site. Tribal officials reported the men will be requested to appear at the next meeting of the tribal coun cil to show cause why their Re servation permits should not be permanently revoked. Trout Planting Completed On 7 Reservation Lakes WHITERIVER— The plant ing of more than 62,000 rainbow trout on seven reservation lakes has been completed by officials of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. Jim Sparks, manager o f the White Mountain Recrea tional Enterprizes, reported the trout were planted over a five day period early last month and range in size from 3 to 8 inches. Lakes planted included: Hawley Lake, Drift Fence, Hurricane Lake, Snake Creek Tank, Gooseberry Tank, Sheep Cieniga and Little Bog Tank. THE FORT APACHE SCOUT Official Publication of the White Mountain Apache Tribe Published Monthly Annual Subscription SI.OO Single Issue $ 10 Mill Whistle Donated WHITERIVER When the new tribal sawmill is completed this fall, workers will be able to know exactly when to start and stop work thanks to the AT & SF Railro^^^^^^^^ Railroad officials recently do nated a steam whistle from one of their old locomotives for use in the mill. The whistle can be heard for miles around and is expected to be installed in time for the open ing toot. Council members at their last meetinq authorized tribal attor ney, Barrv De Rose, to send a letter of thanks to the railroad for their generosity. The Apache Scout Hawley Lake received the largest re-stocking with 48,800 trout weighing a total of 1,117 pounds being planted on May 7. The planting is part of the cooperative fisheries manage ment program on the Fort Apache Reservation, Sparks said. Following are the number of trout planted at the various lakes during the program: Hawley Lake, 48,800; Drift Fence, 3,040; Hurricane Lake, 5,000; Snake Creek Tank, 1,500; Gooseberry Tank, 500; Sheep Cieniga, 600 and Little Bog Tank, 2,710. * _ ■ \ I :• **. 'OA' - *-• ? *\togSrSSM -rv¥~.C ■<> : _ . *!/ ->"%%&* Apache Timber Sales Continue To Mount Timber sales are rolling on the Fort Apache Reeservation. On the Maverick Unit, Southwest Forest Industries completed their spring logging on May 11 and are cutting on the Apache National Forest for the summer. They will be back in Maverick in October and will work until they get snowed out. Fort Apache Wholesale Lumber Company, the Tribe’s own lumber business, is cutting on the East Fork Big Canyon units and will move up on Dia mond Creek later when the roads dry out. “Spud” Stratton is the Con tract logger who has a few Apache boys in the woods as well as a full crew at his mill. Phil Stago is the Forestry Tech nician looking after the scaling and marking of these units. Jim Gilbert, Forestry Technician, is doing the scaling at Big Can yon. The E. O. Reidhead Com pany of Show Low is logging on Me Kay No. 2 unit where most ly fir but some pine and spruce is being cut. Evans Paxson and Levi Henry, Tribal Forestry Technicians, are scaling on this show. They have had a great deal of instruction since September and are doing a good job in that part of the woods where Harold Storie is the Forester in charge. Up in the high country, Southwest is logging the Coul ter No. 2 unit consisting mostly of fir and spruce. Wayne Yar gus is the Forester. The Limestone Unit, Chlar son-Reidhead Logging Com pany is winding up in a month or two. This company was suc cessful bidder on the new Jump- Title Changed For Relocation Services WHITERIVER—The Branch of Relocation Services has been officially changed to Branch of Employment Assistance, it was announced by Clyde J. Hughes, Agency Employment Assistance Officer. The new name was decided after BIA officials determined that Branch of Employment Assistance more adequately de scribed the functions of the branch, Hughes declared. The change resulted also in Hughes being given the new title of Assistance Officer in stead of his former title of Re location Officer. Six tribal members have re cently completed courses under Wednesday June 6,1962 Off No. 1 unit. The company mill, known as Carrizo Lumber Company, is operated by Btuce Reidhead and Karl Chlarson. Jim Steiner, Forester, Paul Amos, Sr., and Phil Cosen, For estry Technicians, are looking after the Tribe’s interests in the woods and scaling at the mill dock at Carrizo. During the year 1961, the tribe sold 44,176,000 board feet of logs for $348,547. It is hoped that close to 55 million will be sold in 1962. The BIA deducts 10 percent for costs of marking, scaling, and administration while 90 percent of this income goes to the tribe. A new sale is getting set in the northwest corner of the Re servation to be called Canyon Creek No. 1. The logging in this | area will put in some much needed roads for fire protection, officials reported. (continued from page.one) On Saturday night, an exhibi tion by the world-famous White Mountain Apache Crown Dan cers drew applause from the large crowd gathered at the ro deo grounds for the ancient tri bal dances. A new lighting system, in stalled shortly before the even ing entertainment at the ? rounds, highlighted the color ul costumes of the dancers. Rodeo contestants on both days fought dust and danger as they tried their skill at bull rid ing, calf roping, and other events. At the close of the celebration Sunday evening, weary tribal members and officials agreed the dedication of the new rodeo grounds was a whopping suc cess. the Vocational Training pro gram and are now employed on the reservation in their particu lar field of training, he an nounced. Successful graduates are: Raymond Kane, diesel mechan ic; Audrey Thompson, steno grapher; Louis Quintero Fall, clerk-typist; Vivian Ann Cosay, clerk-typist; and Francis Ivins, Jr. and Bruce Antonio both welders. Funds for new vocational training will be available after July Ist, Hughes declared, and urged anyone wishing to enter training this fall to make appli cation immediately.