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1 JBn AAfIL--» i W" j^B6ppfiwp^ ''f^**^*'* Youths pitch in, clean fire truck COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS WHITERIVER - Train #77 of the Lutheran Pioneers of the Whiteriver Lutheran Church lias begun a series of community service projects which they hope will assist the boys in becoming community conscious. The Pioneer organization, patterned after a wagon train of the old west, accepts boys from the age of 7 through 16 in its BL TCK AROO and PIONEER units. It aims to assist the boys in growing up as good, clean, resourceful and loyal Christian American citi zens. THREE YEARS ago they painted a large W on the rock slide near the top of the mountain just east of Whiteriver. They com bined a day of service with pleasure and cooked their noon meal on the top of the mountain. Their next project was the gathering of rocks off of the vacant lot behind the BIA Office so that there would be room for a base ball field. IN NOVEMBER they received permission from the local Fire Chief to clean and scrub the firehouse, wash and polish the two fire trucks. Twenty boys with rags, buckets, brooms and mops showed up after school and went to work. They swarmed over the trucks like ants on a toy car covered with honey. Soon the accum ulation of dirt, soot and dust vanished and the trucks stood gleam ing in the sunlight. The reward came in the form of a free ride on the trucks. Their next project was to get permission to gather and haul scrap lumber from the local Tribal Sawmill. This was loaded on pickups and taken to the Camps and homes of aged Apache peo ple to give them a stockpile of fuel for the winter months. FOR CHRISTMAS the boys took Aspen logs provided for them by Mr. Lydo Harvey, chief of the Tribal Game Wardens, and manufactured beautiful candle holders for their mothers. The organization is under the able leadership of Mr. Broadus Bones TRAINMASTER, Messrs Raymond Endfield Jr. and Wren Kessay, SR. TRAINLEADERS and Messrs Donald Martin and Anthony Declay JR. TRAINLEADERS, Pastor A. Guenther is the Chaplain. Meetings are held each Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Lutheran Church Parish House. At Christmas Time . . fWE PAUSE AND REMEMBER to thank GOD for the miracle of Christmas His gift of the Christ Child to the World .. . \ _ jjt «Br' Next to thank Him for the wondrous beauties of our beloved res- / ervation with its stately mountains and rugged canyons, its ' t rushing streams and smooth lakes mysterious forests and grassy 1 qg meadows its fish and wild creatures .. . And we say thank you to the members of the White Mountain F V /Q Apache Tribe and the thousands of non-Indian visitors who have f 1 visited with us during the past year to our employees and cus- |z tomers and friends whose support and encouragement has made 4 it possible for the enterprise to grow and prosper ... t We are also grateful to those charged with the administrative £ '(/jKr responsibility of the Tribe’s programs and government to mem bers of the Tribal Council and the Agency staff —for advice freely . (■Y)) given —for patience and understanding when we faltered and !|Ng | ' a for the nod of approval when our dreams merged into plans % plans into actions and actions into the realization of completed : jgHWp During the coming year we pledge to continue our policy of work- 'Vlflwfjll £ d/N ing from “can see” until “can’t see” to build an even bigger and $1 \ r better Enterprise, knowing that among our most valued posses- j sions we will still have your friendship and support. M WHITE MOUNTAIN Mjfe & RECREATION ENTERPRISE jMM fCJL LYDO HARVEY, Chairman ( Jj mm/g Jwlj MARY V. RILEY, Member IHf./ ▼|i DICK COOLEY, Member ( \ ■ JIM SPARKS, Manager \^| The Fort Apache Scout APACHE MAKES INDIAN 'HISTORY' WHITERIVER—TribaI Chair man Lester Oliver is a firm be liever in the advantages of edu cation and cites the young Apa che youth who completed his college education with a degree in electrical engineering. Upon his return to the Res ervation, the young man was greeted by an elderly and skep tical tribal member who asked if the youth could utilize his new-found knowledge to bring electricity to the bathroom of the older member’s home. The young man did, and as Oliver relates, became the first Indian in history to wire a head for a reservation. $121,000 CONTRACT LET FOR HATCHERY ALCHESAY SPRINGS - The U. S. Department of the Interi or has awarded a $121,000 con tract to construct six residences, three two-car garages and a wa ter system here at the new Al chesay Springs National Fish Hatchery. Interior Department officials reported the contract was awarded to the Taylor Con struction Company, Tucson, who were low bidders for the project. The residences will house of ficials of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service assigned to the new, $950,000 hatchery dedi cated in October. Construction reportedly will be completed soon after the first of the year, it was revealed. Cibecue (Cont’d from Page 6) Hose; Kurt Johnson and Robert Henry, members; Interpreter, Norman Janeway. An active Ladies Aid assists the pastor in works of charity and benevo lence. Mrs. Viola Lupe is the president of this body. TODAY there are six hun dred confessed Lutherans in the Cibecue-Carrizo-Show Low field served from Cibecue Mis sion. Records kept from 1923 indicate that 772 persons have received Christian Baptism from Cibecue Lutheran mis sionaries. Many more Cibecue and Carrizo people have been baptized by Lutheran workers at other stations, especially by the late Pastor E. Edgar Guen ther. During the past fifty years this mission has been served by twenty-one missionaries and school principals, ten lady teachers and ten interpreters. Serving as Sunday-S cho o 1 teachers have been Mrs. Gussie DeHose, Mrs. Sarah Del lose, Mrs. Kurt Johnson, Mrs. Viola Lupe and Miss Yvonne Enfield. A Vacation Bible-School is con ducted for two weeks every summer. Students from East Fork Boarding-School serve as helpers in this project. OF THE EIGHT builders of the original buildings four are still living. These are Bland Tessay, at Whiteriver, now 81 years old; Jack Johnson, 80 years; Pedro Patterson, 64; and Keys Duryea, at East Fork, 70. Jack and Pedro live at Cibecue. Jack was the only one able to attend the celebration. John Enfield passed away in 1940 at the age of 86 years. The golden sun has set on the first fifty years of the Lutheran December, 1962 Heap Bis Huy, +4^ Bis Buy 531 Indians and palefaces alike know without reservations that their telephone is one big buy. They like its convenience. They are grateful for its speedy aid in emergencies. Yet this 24-hour, day-in-day out service costs so very little. Reckoned in wampum, or any other coin, your telephone serv ice is a wonderful value. Western States Telephone Co. Box 700 Holbrook, Ariz. Apache Mission at Cibecue, Arizona. The Word of God, unchanged since it was first re vealed and given to man, is still preached from the altar of this little brown church. Salvation by faith in the atonement for sin by Jesus Christ the Savior, is still, and always will be, the principal norm of this church. The people of this mission, now called Bethesda and Geth semane Lutheran Church, look forward to the future for many more blessings until the last golden sunset, and then to awaken at the glorious golden sunrise of Eternity.