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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Persecution failed Affluence taking toll of Mennonites Sask. could forbid my boys to play organized sports on Sun- says Ed a Men- nom'te farmer. it wouldn't do me any It was hardship and per- secution that knit the follow- ers of Menno strengthened their and saw them through the stormy period following the Russian revolution. They later brought their faith and tenacity with them they migrated to Can- ada to escape persecution. Yet where parsecution fail- affluence may be taking its toll. don't think we are as strict with our children as our 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX parents were with Mr. Enns says. would have been unthinkable for us to have played any organized sport. It would have been ac- csptable for us to go out into the pasture and play around with a but organized Although some Mennonites migrated from Europe to Canada as early as the later part of the 19th it was 50 years ago that an ex- odus from Russia began be- cause the Communist regime placed restrictions on them. They now number in Saskatchewan. Under Catherine the the were offered tremendous concessions to settle Russia's vast but un- developed farmland. The Mennonite colonies in Russia flourished as they sup- plied the demands for foreign and domestic wheat. They imported purebred horses from Holland along with cattle and sheep and had established 70 steam-powered flour mills before the revolu- tion. The fall from grace after MODERN TONED LIVING it what this architecturally designed home is oil about. Add circular stairway 2 open hearth 3 double 3 iq. scenic view and you have the ultimate in architecturally modern family living. PRICED AT ONLY 1928 20th Avenue 'A' South M.L.5. Call ROGER HANDLEY 345.3534 Phone 345-3039 OLIVER-HANDLEY REAL ESTATE COALDALE the revolution is a vivid mem- ory to Peter Weins who says revolution and persecution were facts of life when he was 17 years old. Now editor of Der Bote he says his people tried desperately to adjust to the situation before deciding to emigrate for Can- ada. were forbidden to instruct young people and the children in the faith of their parents and Mennonite ministers were not allowed to Mr. Wiens says his parents lived in continual fear of rob- bery and murder. Anarchists had been known to raid some taking anything of value and raping and murder- ing on their people were taken out into the night and brutally beaten or he recalls. His father's memory of one beating was so vivid that years later when horses would come into the yard at he would tremble with Mr. Wiens says. From 1923 to 1930 about 000 Mennonites fled about of them emigrat- ing to Canada where they were accepted by members of their faith already in this country. It was in 1537 that the Men- nonites broke away from the established religions of the day. They recognized the Bible and the enlightened con- limited baptism to the believer and stressed those precepts which vindi- cated the sanctity of human life and a man's word. The Mennonites have not been entirely successful in preserving tlieir pastoral way of says Olga a teacher in the Rosthern area for many years. FOOD PRICES 1961-100 Prices soar The second biggest boost in grocery prices in a year forced consumers to spend 2.2 per cent more for food in July than they had in Statistics Canada says. Fresh vegetable prices climbed 11.8 per cent in July and fresh fruits were up 3.1 per cent. Average prices of poultry and fish rose 2.6 per cent for the month and beef was up 21 per cent over the past year. 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