Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on June 10, 1977 · Page 8
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 8

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, June 10, 1977
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8 GREELEVlCohUTRiBUVE FrL. June 10.1371 Gree/ey 'hcitement '77' crusade runs through Sunday John Wesley White called to evangelism at age of 75 STEWART elist . Tve ajwa-s a farm. We slept on the plat- a position on the varsity hockey three Old World universities in of the ecumenical movement, in a "contemporary coin." offering U ^TMJ is taken during the trimmed in fabrics of deep red and blue. Before him are hundreds of people, gathered to hear to the Word of God proclaimed. Words roll from his tongue like logs down a Northwest mountain, some teetering for suspended moments, as if caught on some obstruction. Behind him shadows dance as his hands and arms wave in gesture, interrupting the stream of light from the spotlight. Evangelist Dr. John Wesley White is at work on the job to which God called him at the age of 15. "It's a burning heart and the words, 'If I preach not the gospel.'" White explained when asked what it takes to be of age, it's greater now than when I was 15 or 23 or 37." His credentials dispute the claim on lack of ability. White, the associate of Billy Graham who is leading an evangelistic crusade at Butler-Hancock Hall on the UNC campus this week, is a Ph.D, author of nine books, chancellor ol a college, coach of a Canadian college league hockey team, special researcher for Mr. Graham himself. John Wesley White was just 15 years old when he began conducting evangelistic campaigns during school vacations. "It's kind of a corny story, but if you need a human interest angle it might be interesting," White said. "A friend and I put up a tent in southern Saskatchewan, where I was raised on seats, and that would scare them into a quick exit., "We would alternately preach and lead the singing." he went on. "One night a farmer, Gilbert Daro, stopped next to me as we were greating the people and he said. 'You'd do better to let the other guy to the preaching." But even then. God was using White to win souls for Jesus Christ. In fact, he said, one woman tracked him down years later to inform him that she was part of the crowd who listened the first night White ever preached. She was among the converts, he said. White was born and reared in Saskatchewan. Canada, where his early skill at ice hockey later led him to coach a high school team and still later led to thought he might like to be a history. This eventually led to a teacher, so he took a year of PhD from Oxford in 1963. His teacher training at a local thesis was the influence of the college and then taught high 19th century mass evangelism school. But all during his on the origin and development teaching days, he said, "I felt a compulsion to enter the practice of itinerant evangelism." In 1948 he entered the Moody Institute in Chicago, where he aspired to a knowledge of the Bible and the work in evangelism practiced by D. L. Moody and his successors. He earned his diploma at Moody and after getting his bachelors degree from nearby Wheaton College in 1952 joined the Youth for Christ movement in Europe. Since his early college days, he estimated, he has preached an average of 350 times a year. Feeling a need to become aware of the intellectual demands of the 20th century, he entered graduate research in John Wesley White work of Billy Graham in 1949. In 1961 Graham asked him to be an associate evangelist, and he became a full-time staff evangelist in June, 1964. He does much of the research used by Graham in his crusade sermons. Devoted to hard work, he said he reads an average of six hours a day, mostly from c o n t e m p o r a r y w o r k s , magazines, and newspapers. The reading is put to use. Often during the course of talks this week he's quoted from the local newspaper, using bits of information from wire dispatches and local news items to support his talks. His theological position is a scripturally-based presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ -"the only solution to the problems of a world at the crossroads." To be effective, he said, his presentations must be Peace Corps begins 'generaiisf recruiting drive name? The "caricature" presented in movies "Elmer Gantry" and "Marjoe" were "obviously deliberately designed to villify and have a devastating effect on e-angelists," he said. Some of the criticism of evangelism is justified, he said. During the 1920s, there were many itinerant preachers, "roving the land and milking people - taking big offerings and kind of exploiting the people," he said. Billy Graham has tried hard to dispell the bad taste left by these people, White said. But, he said it's not totally untrue of the current scene to have dishonest evangelists. "There are bad eggs in every profession," he said. Still, most evangelists are "straight" and very honest people, he said. The Billy Graham crusade here, for example, was paid for with donations before it began. No The father of four boys ranging in age from 18 to 23, White said he had the opportunity of coaching them to a Canadian hockey league title two and three years ago. The eldest. Bill, played hockey professionally. A believer in hard work, White said his energy increases as he gets older. Writing and reading consumes a great deal of time, but he's also involved in the production of multi-media presentations used to illustrate his messages. He's also the speaker on a weekly, coast-to-coast television program in Canada. Lately he's been publishing books -- six of them in the last 14 months. One, "Re-entry," has more than a million copies in circulation, helped by being promoted on recent Billy Graham television crusades. DALLAS -- Peace corps, on the verge of rebuilding its image and volunteer force, will soon begin training persons having aptitude for select skills and interest in serving overseas. An individual who likes to garden, for example, but has no formal agricultural training beyond a liberal arts degree, will be considered for several weeks of intensive training in the United States and may be able to join the Peace Corps as a seed and vegetable technician. Why Go to the Dogs and Use Ynur Shirt Slop at FIIKIAHD !l Hillside Mill and plaj Sana games of mjtement for an hour or two ... joaH nm mnnsj in jmit poclil when jcu get home! Capability to learn rapidly, good references and ability to work with people will be important considerations aside from the degree of aptitude. Peace Corps undertakes this step in recruiting "generalists" to enable more Americans to fulfill the increased requests for skilled volunteers from the host countries. Opportunities for generalists to be able to join the Peace Corps in the past few years were limited. "Peace Corps' greatest need is to work at the village level. You don't need a college degree to grow rice. It's fish farming as opposed to engineering," says ACTION'S director Sam Brown. "It's the differeuci! between a midwife and a surgeon. Both save lives, but surgeons are a lot more expensive." More than 6,000 Peace Corps volunteers, averaging 27 years of age, work in 64 developing nations. About 38 per cent of them are women. Peace Corps, budgeted at S81 million, is part of ACTION', the federal volunteer agency. VISTA is also an ACTION program. Several hundred Peace Corps volunteers are sought for skill training to serve as seed and vegetable specialists, crops e d u c a t o r s , a g r i c u l t u r a l mechanics, crops technicians, irrigation specialists, and teachers of English as a foreign language. The training for some skils will begin in July at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Other sites and conr tracts are being negotiated for the summer and fall. Trainees will be given about 400 hours of intensive training and will receive a certificate that they can perform specific duties. Training in the U.S. will approximate conditions in the countries of assignment ,as closely as possible. "We'll combine our talents with the Peace Corps' needs," says Dr. James Kielbaso, director of the program at Michigan State. A staff of 11 will give trainees practical and theoretical instruction. Training in the U.S. will be followed by the usual in-country training which may last up to three months and includes language instruction and cross- cultural awareness. Small gas company refunds due BOB and GWEN QUICK have recently purchased the POULSEN HARDWARE STORE. Located at 206 Oak Street, Eaton, Colorado on the highway. We are the tormer owners of the Style Corral Clothing Store in Hillside Shopping Center. Largest Selection Of Fine Italian Pottery Clay Pots 4" to 16", Pumpkin Pots, Bell Pots, Hanging Pots. Heavy Crockery, 1/2 Gallon to 30 Gallon Mixing Bowls, All Sizes Pitchers and Grease Jars. Irrigation Dams Ditch Master Nylon With Pole Loop Any width, only s 1.15 per foot Heavy Miidue Master Duck Only liUU per foot any length SPECIAL 7-Up, Root Beer, Pepsi, Orange or Dr Pepper 77 six pack FOR FATHER'S DAY Give him the TRUE TEMPER cordless weed whip. NEW -- the only one of its kind on the- market. Lightweight, precision balanced for effortless control without dragging the extension cord. Comes complete with a high power rechargeable 6 volt battery. Delivers up to 40 minutes of steady power. Weighs 7.3 pounds. Lenglh is 48 inches. Complete trimmer, battery and charger. Only $4995 If you can't find it at Pool- sen's you can't find it or you don't need it. Come by and see us POULSEN'S HARDWARE STORE 206 Oak Street Eaton, Colorado Customers of Greeley Gas Co. will be getting some small refunds in coming weeks, company officials said Friday. The refunds will average S1.74 for residential customers and $8.49 for commercial users. Total refunds will total about S77,800. The refunds come after final settlement of a rate increase by Greeley man pleads guilty in theft case Hudy Pasqual Garcia, 22, 2118 13th St., pleaded innocent to two charges of second degree burglary and two charges of felony theft. Judge Robert A. Behrman continued the case to July 6 for further proceedings. Garcia is accused in the first pair of burglary and theft charges of entering I^eRoy's Beauty Salon, 9039th Ave., Feb. 23, and stealing stereo equipment of a value of $200 or more belonging to LeRoy L. Wolfe. In the second pair of burglary and theft charges, he is accused of entering Sound- Tronix Inc., 900 9th Ave., on the same date and stealing stereo equipment of a value of S200 or more belonging to Ronald Shuster. Police discovered the burglaries at Sound- Tronix and the beauty salon after an alarm sounded at Sound-Tronix about 1:45 a. m. Feb. 23. Investigators then found a pickup. truck behind the stores, with stereo speakers from LeRoy's in the back. This led to Garcia's arrest at his home. Questions v and Answers Colorado Interstate Gas Co., a wholesale supplier of natural gas to Greeley Gas. Colorado Interstate Gas made the increases in 1975. but the Federal Power Com^ mission, after, reviewing the increases, lowered them and Q. My friend's son is in a mental institution, but I know she'd like to have him home if she thought he could get financial help. Can he get SSI payments? A. She should certainly apply for SSI payments to find out. People living in a public institution are not eligible for SSI payment. People living in a private institution may be eligible although the payment may be reduced, depending on who is paying for the care. However, once outside the institution SSI payments are definitely possible. ordered the refunds. Dick Remley, Greeley Gas vice president, said the company asked Public Utility Commission approval of the refunds Thursday. The refunds will be made after the PUC gives its approval. Peace Corps estimates it will cost about 50 per cent less to recruit and train generalists. under the new system, compared to the traditional route of recruiting skilled volunteers at colleges and off campus. Peace Corps now spends almost $5,000 per person from the time an applicant has been recruited until starting to work abroad. Peace Corps is a two-year commitment that could be extended for a maximum of five years. Volunteers receive transportation to and from their overseas sites, a living allowance and medical protection. While abroad, they also accrue a readjustment allowance of $125 for each month overseas, payable on return to the United States. Persons interested in joining any of the above programs may call collect ACTION recruiting office in Denver at 837-4173, Ext: 99. THE FAMILY CIRCUS. By Bil Keanc "We put a letter in this bottle, Daddy. Will you take us to the ocean so we can send it?" WILSHIRE SHOPPING CENTER 10:00-9:00 Mon: thru Fri.; 10:00-5:30 Sat; 12:00-5:00 Sun. FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND DAD... FOUR PAIR GOLD CUP 8 SOCKS AND* FREE TRAVEL TOTE SOCKS REGULARLY 2.00 A PAIR Especially for Dad - Burlington Gold Cup® orlon/ nylon socks with Bioguaidtm, the exclusive built-in deodorant that won't wear out. Assorted basic solid colors, one size fits all. Four pair of socks packaged in a free handsome travel tote bag. Perfect gift- giving for Dad! 5.90 FATHER'S DAY, JUNE 19 A PAIR OF POP PLEASERS A fitting answer to what to give Dad - quality shoes from Jarman. Fine leather uppers, leather soles, and rubber heels. Tie- on oxlord in brown, black, tan. Slip-on in brown and black. Men's sizes.

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