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Youths pitch in, clean fire truck
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
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.
fCJL LYDO HARVEY, Chairman ( Jj mm/g Jwlj
MARY V. RILEY, Member IHf./ ▼|i
DICK COOLEY, Member ( \ ■
JIM SPARKS, Manager \^|
The Fort Apache Scout
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
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
Interior Department officials
reported the contract was
awarded to the Taylor Con
struction Company, Tucson,
who were low bidders for the
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.
(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
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
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.

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