Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1973 · Page 53
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 53

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, June 30, 1973
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REPUBLIC BULLDOG V 7 A«S4 The Arizona Republic Ph«€ai*, 9*., JIM 3*, If73 Saved Hollywood promoter heads Jesus colony • I L«« Angeles times Service [MINT CANYON, caw. -. jundreds of Jesus people, led a former Hollywood prom* and his evangelist wife, ive begun a whirlwind co- lization of this sleepy can- just north of Los Angeles. [the tony and Susan Alamo ristian Foundation's mush* ling growth in recent onths has surprised many cat residents. Some now dub the area jfJesus Freak Canyon." \ Expanding about as fast as I e a r b y properties became Ivailable recently, the Foun- f ation has grown into one of Hie area's largest property Solders and its most obvious fesident. | But Tony Alamo, who bills pmself as a former "wheel- ir-dealer" promoter of entertainers and recordings who was "saved" in the late 1960s, and his wife Susan, who says She was an evangelist for 18 years, admit their apparent success has drawn criticism. | "Jealousy — that's about 111 it is —Jealousy," snapped Susan Alamo as she and her husband cruised the old high- in their 1968 cadillac on tour of their properties. "About every other car you |ee on this road belongs to 8s," said Mrs. Alamo, waving $) three Alamo vehicles. i * Local residents say the ighway rumbles day and night with Foundation vehi- fcles ferrying supplies and^ fcusloads of Alamo "witnesses" who recruit new followers from Los Angeles streets with Offers of a free meal and a Chance to,be "saved." '4 if Live-in Foundation mem- Jjers, now estimated by the JAlaimos at about 500, are mostly reformed drug abu- fcers, wayward youths and Jither "lost soul" types, repress en t in g a cross-section of jAmerica's religious, ethnic and income groups. $ T h e Foundation's rapidly Expanding equipment fleet, Estimated at between 75-100 ^chicles, includes several Buses, a moving van, water Bankers, a well-drilling rig, panel trucks, station wagons and dozens of passenger cars 5f all sizes and shapes. I As for property expansion, foldings ini the canyon area flow include the original 7.5-. acre church site, six lots and wo houses across the road, a 2.5-acre former movie studio etreat, a five-acre hilltop louse, stables and workers' (uarters where the Alamos Jhemselves live, and a 12-acre •motel, purchased a few weeks ago, the Alamos said. «? Outside the canyon, the Ala- |nos said their properties in- jclude a Hollywood mansion, a $an Fernando Valley house, a JBowntown Los Angeles thrift Shop, a 24-hour gas station, «rid a 160-acre ranchfarm. |; On the drawing boards are f ans for a 1,000-seat church th kitchen and dining area f) feed 1,000 persons, and fclans for a rehearsal hall and fecording studio for Alamo's «0-piece band and 150-mem- |»er choir, he said. f Aided by four telephone n \Danes offer visitors Ifree health services | COPENHAGEN (A P) — |The government has said that foreign visitors to Denmark mill receive free hospital care i f. they fall ill while in the I duntry. ! The service is partofDen- j nark's socialized public jigalth program. lines and a battery of assistants, the Alamos direct operations from their two-story, sprawling plantation style house on & breezy hilltop a few miles from the original church site. The house, with an estimated value of between 50,000 and 100,000 dollars, was built last year by Alamo and scores of followers over several months. Alamo said only a few thousand dollars cash originally was used for the house, and that most building materials were donated or scavenged from other buildings, junkyards, city dumps and abandoned structures. But the house's expansive exterior, richly decorated interior and plush furnishings have drawn added criticism. One disenchanted former Alamo follower who spent two years at the Foundation told the Los Angeles Times that while the Alamos "slept in soft beds at the big house on the hill with three fully equipped bathrooms to pick from," many devotees, including himself, slept on the floor at Foundation headquarters. He said that followers had to share one toilet which often didn't work. The Alamos term such criticism as "sour grapes." Like other tax-exempt churches, the Foundation is not required to make its finances public. this tax-exempt status and pool of free labor seem to have given the Alamos, who readily agree, a decisive advantage Over competition in their thrift shop and gas station. the 24-hour gas station, for example, offered a free hand car wash with a gas fill-up, and every customer had several Foundation m embers swarming over his car, polishing windows, mirrors and lights. Plant Flowtn for Summtr Colon..* L ANDtCAM MUMMY CLOSED SUNDAY "Ov«r4 Acres Of Nursiry" 311 3 N, 1th It, 288-24*7 1104 N. 21th Ave. »9M540 POTTED? We've Got It... IF YOU DIG IT ... WE'VE DUG IT ... Shop in Air Cond!t!ont4 C«mf«rt THE INDOOR GARDEN HOUSE TOWN AND COUNTRY SHOPPING CENTER NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE FOOD BAZAAR • 957-0150 2121 EAST CAMELBACK OPEN DAILY 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Buy the BEST from and SAVE $20 119 REG, $139.95 WITH COUPON $ 95 I 3.5 HP, EZ recoil start, 20" cut, throttle on 1 handle, hinged cowling, big catcher included, ^\ many models to choose from. REG. $99.95 WITH COUPON 2 HP, easy spin recoil, , safety shroud, throttle on handle. THIS COUPON WORTH $20 ON PURCHASE OF ANY YARD-MAN EQUIPMENT EXCEPT MODELS 1000, 1010, 2440, 2500, 3700, 3710, 3800, 3630, 3840 AND ALL ACCESSORIES AT ARIZONA POWER EQUIPMENT IUIPMENT 1524 WEST HATCHER RD. 944-5591 " u "~ 1 Financing Available Fast & Easy Rockwell HEDGE TRIMMER t Double edge 1 3-inch blades for speed and convenience * Double action (two moving blades) for cleaner, vibration- free trimming. • Double insulated lor safety GRASS TRIMMER . • Upiighl: no hand) and *^< kne.i.Rolory action: trimi " alnioil twice a> fail ai :'i iciisor-lyp* lrimm,ri t / Cordlos: low pile, in-/ cludei rechargor. Model #37-WITH WRAP AROUND HANDLE Model 33 ...$19.99 £ hfc*rf EDGE/ TRIMMER * Pushbutton tdg«r to trimmer conversion f 8*inch-diam«l«r blad« for eitrq.wid* cgitlng path 9 |ftra-powfif'ul 1 ?'4*hp motor (or nonttatl performance. Double iniulotcd for jqftly. Model 46 4RWNA14WIUIN6 4017N. 7th St. -Phx. Rockwell Dealers 1651 E.Cor.islbocl,- Ph». 0i;»Tir«{«Ti.iMf«iig«iiRir 14525 N. 7th St. - Ph«. 6036 W. Bethany Home — Glendqle 5733 N. 7th St. -Ph.. 3?J6E.Thomos-Ph». IVWYMAMfTf NctOVfUHMPHWf 1623E.McDowell-Ph.. UIW*NI«M9IN«i«TH 9ht4ve. 4 W. P»ori 0r - Peorio Phcf nil • W*» 12.CHO North Hltn*ve. - Vounjlown "They can't miss vvith that setup," grumbled a neighboring station operator who asked to remain anonymous, "'flut I'll still be around. They won't force me out of busi* ness." the Alamos brush off such remarks. "This country was built on the free enterprise system," said Mrs. Alamo. "That's our story — the way America was born." Alamo, attired in cowboy hat and expensive looking leather belt and bootes, add' ed, "Give us a couple of years and what we'fl do will be astounding." COOL /T. This Summer With Trees FROM Baker Nursery LYSALOMA FERN OF THE DESERT • Excellent Ferny Foliage • Full Sun & Heat 1 69 10AL. SOAL. CHILEAN MESQUITE • Fern-like Foliage ' • Grows 25 ft.-5 Years • Thornless 7 88 SOAL. SILVER POPLAR TREE • Finest for Arizona • Deep Green Leaves with Silver Undertone • Reg. 8.95 188 ACACIA FOBNESIANA • Small Tree with Orange & Yellow Blossoms • Good for desert or city 7 88 SGAL. MIMOSA TREE • Big Pink Flowers REG. 15 GAL $42.50 M 88 IS GAL. COTTONLESS COTTONWOOD • Grows to GREAT size • Reg. 8.95 BAKER NURSERY One of Arizona's Largest — Over 1 2 Acres OPEN 7 Days a Week 8:30 - 5:30 P.M. 3414 N. 40th St. 955-4500 BOTDS5 l*fr lii ^te$ i r jHB fm LAST WEEK of our value-packed, month-long TREE SALE 20% CALIFORNIA PEPPER* delicate lacy foliage; 5 and 1 5 gal. | BOTTLE BRUSH f weeping variety; red "brushes"; 5, 1 5 gal. = SHAMELASH; likes heat and desert soil; 5 gal. if ALEPPO PINE, conifer suited to the Valley; 24", 30" boxes | CAROB) dense shade, wide spreading; 5 gal. ,20, 24" boxes H COTTONWOOD, litter-free cottonless variety; 1 5 gal. f BOTTLE TREE) upright, narrow, leafy evergreen; 5, 15 gal. = OLIVE, graceful, with silver-green foliage; 5, 20 gal., 24" box = PALO VERDE, yellow-blooming desert native; 5 gal. • 5 EUCALYPTUS ROSTRATA, impressively tail; 5 and 30 gal. ff ox — EVERGREEN ELM, graceful shape; 5 and 1 5 gal., 24" b< SILK OAK, fern-leaf pyramidal grower; 20 and 30 gal. NUMEROUS OTHER VARIETIES AVAILABLE BEDDING PLANTS FOR SUMMER COLOR INDOOR GREENERY: HOUSE PLANTS TOPIARIES, EXOTIC landscaping plants I BLOOMING "BRIGHT EYES" = VINCA IN LARGE POTS - Yours FOR PRICE OF POT ALONE Perky little snow-white flower* with red centers and lush green foliage. They'll brighten your entry or patio from now 'til frost, As< sorted liie pots in red clay, terra cotto or glaied. Group several for mass display. All-time best organic plant food f MILORGANITE ORGANIC FERTILIZER ( Contains all essential plant nutrients — naturally. § Excellent summer food for dichondra and grass, = ORTHO LAWN A GARDEN FOOD 3t95 to cover 6000 sq. ft. 6,95 12,000 fq. ft. | Fost-di»»olving ptllttt will bwild a luih, la»t- = ingly gr««n lawn, A balanctd formula of nitrp- = g«n, phoiphory*, potaih, iron ond lulfur. ' = to help you keep the lawn and garden growing -* beautifully: Control Pearl Scale in Tifgreen lawns. Use SAROLEX or DIAZINON AG 500. BUG KILLERS WEEDKILLERS* GARDEN TOOLS ORGANO ECOLIZER • LAWN SEED SOIL CONDITIONER* FUNGICIDES ¥f t Master Charge er BankAmericarfi NURffftlfS 8:00 to 5:00 WEFK DAYS, 9 to 4 SUNDAY 19ft C0mf lll«« * P«l, * J66.54 74 | plllllllllliillUllJUIJ^ FINEST AVAILABLE REG, 2,39 E PAYLESS H DISCOUNT NURSERIES AST 7218 E» Thomas Rd, Wjictnt Yellow Front SCOTTSDALE OPEN DAM Y 8 to 5:00 OPtNSUNDAYS 7 BIG SALE DAYS Prices Effective June 30th thru July 6th WIST PHONE 242-1789 Adjacent Low Cast CORNERW, BETHANY AND 27th AVE. PHOENIX OPEN DAILY 8 to 5:00 OPEN 8:00-5:00 OPEN ALL DAY July 4th SAROLEX BERMUDA SEE Only Known fleg . Killer of oat. Pearl in Tiff Lawns 29 88 Covers 16,000 Sq, Ft, IRON CHELATE 16 95 5 IBS. REG. 19,95 42% Iron 20% Sulphur ^ g* mm WACCO O95 SULFA-SOIL 3 50 LBS. DIAZINON ALL PURPOSE BUG KILLER BY GREEN LIGHT I 89 80Z. DICHONDRA SEED None Better 2 31 LB. REG. 3.95 AFRICAN CASSIA FLOWE " S YELLOW 1 49 GORGEOUS! GAL. ORTHO GRO OICHONORA & LAWN FOOD COVERS 6,000 SQ.FT. REG, 5,95 MEXICAN BIRD PARADISE FULL SUN BEAUTIFUL RED-ORANGE FLOWERS 1 49 EA, MILORGANITE Milwaukee's Famous Organic Fertilizer 3 99 50 LBS. TIFGREEN 1™ TAMMY JUNIPER r U° GARDEN BARK MED. OR 2CU.FT. COARSE i 68 FORTIFIED PEAT RICH _„,„. BLACK 50 LBSl MOIST REC - 3 ' 49 2 98 GREEN LIGHT KILLS EVERYTHING FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR 3 99 GAL. REG, 4.88 DWARF MYRTLE S 991 ALL ORGANIC 45-0-0 Fertilizer 3 99 50 LBS. BEDDING Plants -- 48? • LOOSENS HEAVY PACKED SOIL • NITROGEN GUARANTEED • WEED FREE • SALT FREE • DUSTLESS • PREMIUM QUALITY • LOW PRICE REDWOOP LANDSCAPE MIX ONLY No Finer Redwood At Any Price 4 Cu. Ft. 3 FOR 10 98 HEX OR SO. STEPPING,, STONES f" 33 EA. POLY SHEETING BLACK PLASTIC DESE " T 0 ^r A MUST M FOR M DESERT • LAWNS • 88 100'xlO' Reg. 12.95 AMMONIUM 2 SULPHATE 80 LBS. 3 29 4 »» VAL. CONCRETE EDGING Red or Gree 24"x5 43 EA, LEISURE LAWN STONE 1 59 50 LBS. Reg. U9 Premix Concrete 90 LBS, Morlor 65 LBS, CONCRETE PRODUCTS SPICIMIN A M TREES 34 MANY VARIETIES 20 GAL, Reg. 45,00 ROSES, 1 99 BUD «BLOOM ALL PATEUT VARIETIES 1 79 EA, WACCO LAWN ANP GARDEN FERTILIZER 10% NITROGEN 10% PHOSPHATE 5% POTASH 10% I RON 10% SULPHUR Reg. $6.95 5 99 $0 LBS. COVERS 2,500 SQ. FT. CITRUS 3T04YRSOLD NOW BEARING MANY VARIETIES 99 5 Gal. Container;

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