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Many of the trees are being purchased by civic and service clubs, in addition to regular wholesalers, for retail ing in Phoenix, Los Angeles and other cities. Adair estimated that the first two weeks in December saw 15,000 trees cut and shipped and the total by the time Christmas rolls around is ex pected to be double that figure. Cash return to the Tribe is expected to be approximately $30,000 from both wholesale and retail sales. The trees are sold at the Hon- Dah Motel and the area sur (Cont’d Page 6, Col. 1) '<vv<4 ’■ ■ ? tW I i wSmmxstf IV MLrwe WJm ' w&s>* !m •_ I*4 f£s : W« Jte*!|3sjw /i --dSr^BT' ' Bryan Barr, 2 and his uncle Bob Barr, admire Christmas tree shown by Hurly Crocker at Hon-Dah Motel sale yard. Coyote Control Program Starts WHITERIVER - Russell Cul breath, Tribal Trapper, report ed this week that a coyote poi soning program on the Fort Apache Reservation is under way to reduce the increase in the coyote population noted this year. Some 50 poisoned feeding stations have been set up in all of the eastern portion of the Reservation and on the Rim Road from Highway 60 West to the Gentry Lookout Tower. Culbreath declared the feed ing stations are treated with a special compound called Toßo’ and stated that each location is well marked to warn dog own ers against accidental contact. The new compound he said, FAREWELL DANCE - Mr. and Mrs. A1 Hawley dance the traditional Apache three-step while Hinky Tosca sings the beautiful Apache farewell song during banquet honoring Hawley’s assistance and help to Tribe during his 7 years as Superintendent. Testimo nial dinner drew overflow crowd to Charley Clark’s in Pinetop. Hawley is now in Phoenix office where he is in charge of Tribal Economic Development for 3- state area. December, 1962 is a highly selective poison which has been used effectively in coyote control to reduce losses of wildlife and livestock. The program is administered under a cooperative agreement between the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Culbreath stated the feeding stations would be observed closely to determine the amount of feeding during the winter months. He reported that all of the baits remaining in the early spring would be collected and destroyed so that non-preda torv animals would not be en dangered. 10 c Robinson Assumes New Post at Fort Apache WHITERIVER - Robert E. Robinson has assumed his new position as Superintendent of the Fort Apache Indian Agen cy replacing former Superin tendent Albert M. Hawley who was promoted to a higher posi tion in the Phoenix Area Office. Robinson has been Land Op erations Officer for the Fort Apache Agency since 1955. Wade Head, director of the Phoenix Area Office of the Bu reau of Indian Affairs, reported that Robinson’s appointment was confirmed and approved by Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall and Indian Commis sioner Philleo Nash. He joined the BIA in 1949 after graduating from Oklaho ma State University where he majored in agronomy. Born in Fort Towson, Oklahoma, in the heart of the Choctaw Indian Country, Robinson was Soil Conservationist with the BIA at TOALL! ON APACHE RESERVATION Surveying Manpower WHITERIVER - A survey of the skills and talents of the White Mountain Apache Tribal members got under way this month to consolidate informa tion needed for an accurate stu dy of the human resources available among the Apaches. Clyde Hughes, chairman of the human resources commit tee, reported the survey will take approximately 4 months to complete and will include ev ery Tribal member of the Res ervation. Hughes declared that teams of workers will visit every house on the Reservation with a ques tionnaire regarding the number of people in each family, the ex tent of their education, their work skills and job preference and other vital material. The survey will commence at Cibecue and will cover Canyon Day, 7 Mile, East Fork, White river, North Fork, McNary and Forestdale. “The survey will give us an assesment of skills so that we can plan for training and re training programs and needs for the Tribal members,” said Hughes. Fort Apache Indian Reservation Whiteriver, Arizona Idabell, Oklahoma until 1953 when he was transferred to the Choctaw Agency in Mississippi. Widely known in watershed management in the West, he has been in charge of soil con servation, agricultural exten sion and range management and irrigation for the White Mountain Apache Tribe since 1955. He assisted in the establish ment of the first summer youth camp at Fort Apache and also directed the establishment of the $500,000 Corduroy and Ci becue watershed projects for the White Mountain Apaches. The new Superintendent is a strong advocate of the commu nity development movement on the Reservation and was instru mental, along with Tribal Chairman Lester Oliver, in the organization of community de velopment clubs throughout the Reservation. One of the purposes of the survey, he declared, is to have accurate and complete informa tion on the extent of the work force available on the Reserva tion in order to encourage pri vate industry. The survey is part of the Overall Economic Develop ment Program for the Fort Apa che Reservation, declared Hughes, who is Employment Assistance Officer. Other members of the Hu man Resources Committee in clude: Earl Webb, Tommie Al len, Fred Banashly, Ida May Early and Mary Enfield.