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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 3g _ THE ItTHBRIDOl HSRAIO - Wednesday, January 6, 1971 A CHANGE IN LOOKS - An Instant facelift is temporary but it gives Toni Tucci, a grandmother who admits to being more than 50, the youthful appearance necessary for her work as a photographer's model. Using special adhesive tape attached to elastic bands, loose skin is pulled up smoothly. A wig then covers the bands. Long-haired army uses Bible as chief weapon without jobs. Some of the other full-time workers live with their families. The group's operating costs are limited to building rental, printing of tracts and small amounts for charity. Ray Bassett, 20, has long hair and wears the uniform of t o d a y's youth-faded blue jeans and other clothes with that lived-in look. He has been a member of the army for about two months. "I joined through a revival meeting," he said. "They had a lot of good things to say. At first I didn't go for the whole trip, but eventually got involved." CHANGE FROM NOTHING Before joining the group Ray said he was doing "absolutely nothing." He now is a full-time evangelist with the army. Evangelism is usually directed at youth but, as Char-maine said, she will approach and begin talking to anyone towards whom she feels God is directing her- The army does not believe the spirit should always be fed before the body and will offer a cup of coffee to a cold drunk on the street before coming out with lines like "Jesus loves you." Sometimes the army goes to high schools for revival meetings or addresses church or youth groups- If we only start one person thinking at such a meeting, it is worth it, said 22-year-old Eve, the unofficial leader of the unstratified group. Because of their past, their looks and their youth, they face a good deal of cynicism "People sometimes say, 'Oh I know your kind ... shacking up upstairs,'" Charmalne said. However, premarital sex is frowned upon by the Edmonton army, most of whom are unmarried. In their discussion of two people in Vancouver living together, a "Praise the Lord" was heard when it became known the relationship had been dissolved. "The Lord broke that up,'' said Ray. PRAISE FOR POLICE While they had praise for the police and the help they have offered the army, some quiet rumblings are also noticeable in most discussions. One recent Saturday night Eve was handing out pamphlets on a street corner. She apparently became over-zealous and a policeman threatened to throw her in jail under the War Measures Act. Most hassles are caused by "people judging us by our looks, rather than words or actions," Ray said. Some of the people from the established churches worry about the Jesus Peoples' lack of alignment with a denomination. Ray said they don't want to become part of a denomination because that involves believing in man-made doctrine-"For some people, church is their trip," he said, "but we won"; put them down just because it is not our trip." EDMONTON (CP) - An army of long-haired "freaks" is on the march to conquer the world-with Bibles. The army is made up mainly of former drug users with deep roots in "re hippie sub-culture, who huv 1 cast aside the chemical trips for what they call a "Jesus trip." "If you're on Christ, you don't do drugs," one girl said. "Trips on drugs are nothing compared to Christ-" The Jesus People Army, otherwise known as Jesus Freaks, are mostly between the ages ot 18 and 22. The movement had its beginnings in Seattle, Wash-, but members of the Edmonton branch are not sure how or when things got started and they are not particularly worried, concentrating instead on what is happening now. In the hippie culture a freak is a drug-user. A Jesus Freak refers to a hippie stoned on Jesus. Armed with Bibles, Christian ethics and a lingo filled with words like "heavy," "trip" and "stone d," the young army Ls determined to bring the word of Christ to mankind. PEACEFUL TAKEOVER They like to think of their movement as a revolution minus any physical force-just a peaceful takeover. The local chapter of the army has rented a small, cramped building littered with well-used furniture and mot-tos on the walls. The building is on one of the more sleazy streets in a run-down district. The mottos include: "Praise the Lord, and leave the building by midnight"-the landlord doesn't appreciate anyone remaining past that. time. And: "When Jesus fed the 6.000 he picked up the scraps afterwards. Let's keep this house clean." Seven days a week the Edmonton Jesus House opens about 10 a.m. and closes at midnight. Mornings begin with the full-time workers cleaning up the premises followed by Bible studies and prayer meetings. Preaching to people on the street and to those who drop into the house continues aU clay-Full-time workers are members of the group who don't hold outside jobs. They spend all their time being evangelists- The number of such workers averages about 10. NAMES RARELY USED When 16-y e a r -o 1 d Char-maine-last names are rarely used-was asked how she manages to eat with no salary, she said, "The Lord provides." While the Jesus People do not say manna falls from heaven, they do believe that all the gifts of food and shelter donated to them by group members and outsiders are gifts of God. "We're always sitting here saying thank you, Lord," said Charm aine. Some members of the army do hold regular jobs, providing food and lodging to those Canadian briefs BUYS SYRUP OTTAWA (CP) - Japan buys more than $3 million worth of Canadian maple syrup each year, mainly from Quebec, but it's not for eating. Officials of the Japan Tobacco Monopoly, during a recent tour, disclosed that the maple syrup is used to flavor tobacco to the Japanese taste. ESTABLISH FUND WINNIPEG (CP) - Gardeners and professional horticulturists from across Canada, the United States, England and Holland have provided a $5,000 memorial fund. The money will be used to establish a permanent horticultural library at the University of Manitoba in honor of one of Canada's most famed plant breeders, tlie late Dr. F. L. Skinner of Dropmorc, Man. MAI) SURPLUS REGINA (CP) - The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the world's largest uniin-handling 0|K?ta-tion, had .surplus earning* of $4.1 million during the year ended July 31, 1970. After provision for (axes mid reserves, almost $3.1 million will be refunded to member-owners. STUDIES DEMAND SASKATOON (CP) - Mevlut Caglnr, an assistant professor at the University of Saskatoon, is studying the demand for farm tractors in Canada including the effects of price competition and imports from such countries as Britain and Russia. It is expected his findings will be useful to government, farm organizations and implement manufacturing firms. ABOUT THE SAME EDMONTON (CP) - Alberta produced 1,566,000 pounds of butter during November, 1970, the agriculture department report for the month showed. Tins was about the same as in November, 1969. SHARE REFUNDS CALGARY (CP) - Alberta Wheat Pool members who did business with their organization during the year ended July 31, 1970, will share patronage refunds totalling $3.7 million. Of this amount, $1.3 million will be refunded in cash with $2.4 million going into a reserve fund. RECORD TAl.l.V CI! A.N BROOK. B.C. (CP > - A record UO.OOO kokannc salmon passed into the twc-milc-long artificial spawning channel built last fall by British Columbia Hydro in Meadow Creek, two miles south of Duncan Dam in the B.C. Kootenay area. The provincial fish and wildlife branch reports that the survival rate in the channel is two or three limes greater than in normal conditions. January Clearance Save 14.01 to 30.01 Winter Coat Clearance Regular 40.00 to 100.00 Save 5.01 to 10.01 Women's Dress Clearance Regular 18.00 to 40.00 We've taken these luxurious winter coats right from our regular stock and marked them 'way low for quick clearance. All wool coatings with warm interlining and chamois to the hip. Some with fur trims . . . double breasted and single breasted styles. Sizes 8 to 42. i go JANUARY CLEARANCE, each .................... MBI^*7 to look at the value here ... a big January clearance of lovely dresses, all taken right from our regular stock. Assorted styles in fortrels, crepes, arnels and acetates. Short and long sleeve styles in both prints and plain. Colours: red, blue, green, black, turquoise, navy, brown, beige and white. Sizes 7 to 15, 10 to 20 and 1614 to 2414. JANUARY CLEARANCE, "^eV^n each 20 and 1�� to 24�. �| 0.89 *%g%, 25" 69" ~ aE^NCI 12 * 29 �RH^e^ *� ^0.^0 Dress�s, Main Floor Women'* Coats, Main Floor Save 1.71 to 2.21 Women's Slippers Regular 3.50 to 5.00. A clearance of women's slippers at a pricing to save you handsomely. Taken right from our regular stock . . . make your choice from assorted styles and colours. Sizes: small, medium and large. *% 1Q JANUARY CLEARANCE, pair..................... �' Slippers, Main Floor Save 5.01 and 5.51 Women's Handbags Regular 14.00 and 15.00. Better be prompt for these . . . we're clearing out a group of better quality handbags at a hand* some saving. Softee wet look vinyls in an excellent selection of styles in black and brown; Q QQ A AQ JANUARY CLEARANCE, each ......... O* and Jf' Handbags, Main Floor Save 6.66 to 10.65 Bedspreads Regular 19.97 to 31.95. Better be johnny-on-the-spot for these . . . we've only a limited quantity of these dandy quilted bedspreads. Mostly floral printed King and Queen double bed sizes and twin bed size. efl 4PJ Ol OA JANUARY CLEARANCE, each..... | to � | Household Linens, Second Floor Half-Price Xmas Oddments Regular 1.00 to 2.50. Tree ornaments, ribbon and bows . . . but in limited quantities. Hurry for these. COfi *f 7B JANUARY CLEARANCE, HALF-PRICE .... Oil I " . Stationery, lower Floor Half-Price Men's Toiletries Half-Price Girl's Dresses .50 Regular 9.00 to 13.00. Hurry for this exciting cleoronce . . . we've taken a group of girls' dresses right from our regular stock and marked them all to half the regular pricing for quick clearance. Assorted styles and colours. Sizes 4 to 6x. JANUARY CLEARANCE, M RQ HALF-PRICE, each ....................if to _ Girls' Wear, Main Floor Save 1.00 Infants' 2-Piece Sets Regular 3.99. Perma press 2-piece sets for infant boys and girls. In blouse and jump suit style. Boys' in plain blue or yellow and girls' in pink or lime colourful print. Sizes 12, 18 and 24 months. A JANUARY CLEARANCE, set ...................... Infants' Wear, Main Floor Save 1.00 Boys' Stripe Pants Regular 3.99. Half boxer style stripe pants for boys. In blue or rust colours. Smart slash pockets and two button front flap closure. Sizes 4 to 6x. Excellent value at this pricing. JANUARY CLEARANCE, each .................... Ordinarily 3.95 to 7.50. Included are colognes and shaving preparations by Jade East and British Sterling. Limited quantities. JANUARY CLEARANCE, .1 07 Oe75 HALF-PRICE, each .................... | * to O" Men's Toiletries, lower Floor 20% Off Traverse Rods Regular 5.50 to 12.75. Haddon Hall extension traverse rods, designed for all draperies, including the heaviest weight. Can be mounted on window casing, wall or ceiling. White baked enamel finish. Sizes 28 to 48 to 156 to M 00 "f A 19 220". JANUARY CLEARANCE, each .... 4' *> I U" Draperies, Second Floor Save 50.00 to 80.00 30" Electric Ranges Regular 249.00 to 419.95. Of course they are floor models which explains the big saving. Viking and Moffat Infinite heat switches. White, coppertone and harvest gold colours. JANUARY CLEARANCE, each ................. .00 339 .96 199 Major Appliances, Second Floor Save! Automatic Washers 289.95 Boys' Wear, Main Floor Half-Price Women's Leotards Regular 3.00 and 3.79. Out they go . . . we're clearing a group of leotards at half the regular pricing. 100% nylon stretch tights that are so practical for wear during the cold winter days. Black and beige colours. Sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. JANUARY CLEARANCE, ej (�Q �| Hosiery, Main Floor Buy Line 328-8811. Shop Eaton's Floor models in automatic washers in colour only. Maytag, Viking and Canadian General Electric ... one only of each. All deluxe models. Viking (avocado). Regular 329.95, January Clearance.......................... Maytag (coppertone). Regular 459.00. Af)Q flfl January Clearance............................. tUweUU Canadian General Electric (harvest gold). Regular 399.00. ^�CJ Q� Major Appliances, Second Floor January Clearance. HALF-PRICE, each Save! Viking Refrigerators Regular 379.95 to 409.95. Frost free. Priced 'way low because they are floor models. 16 cubic foot with 150 lb. freezer storage. Copper and avocado only. Right and left hand door. r*""."'.....339".. 369* Major Appliances, Second Floor Thursday and Friday From 9 'Til 9 | ;