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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ktmvay, January IS, TM UTHMMI MULft 3 "THE OUTSIDE" Hutterion beliefs require ovoidance of the external world the world that the Brethren coll "the outside." However, they must live in this world while attempting to resist its influences. Does this require a tpeciol law for them? WHERE ARE THEY GOING? When Hutteritei buy land fhey usually have to pay more than the current price 'but under present laws in Alberta they can't buy land too close to home. D'Arcy Rickard Photos WOMEN LACK THE RIGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS IN COLONY AFFAIRS Communal Properties Act review coming Who are these people' By D'ARCY RICKARD Staff Writer EDMONTON "Who are then people? Why is there special legislation for them' I Are Hutterites Albertans? Municipal Affairs Minister David Russell is asking thes questions. And a committee o the legislature may be given the task of finding some bet ttr answers than we have now Alberta's controversial Com munal Property Act is again under scrutiny, this time from THEIR GOAL The ideological goal of this woman i> to maintain true Christian identity as an ex- ample to mankind. Her major practical goal is the main- tenance and continuity of her colony as a social and econ- omic entity. There are only 20 surnames among all the Hutterian colonies and half .of them go bock to the Mor- nvian period in the 16th century. the new ment. Conservative govern Premier Peter Lougheed's human rights act is a top priority item. And it looks like Alberta's Hutterian brethren could move up from their pre- sent restricted status. Every interested group wil be given a chance to present Its viewpoint, says Mr. Russell Attention was focussed on Lethbridge area Hutterites toe 1960's when six members of the Rock Lake Colony at Wrentham, about 30 miles southeast of Lethbridge, were charged with purchasing acres of land to establish a new colony. This may seem a strange crime but the offence was un- der the Communal Property Act, passed by the Alberta leg- islature in 1947 to control tiie spread of Hutterite colonies. It Coaldale council may back exchange of students to and from Montreal COALDALE (HNS) Town council has requested a break- down of costs before it will agree to give a grant to a group of students from Kate Andrews High School who wish to partici- pate In the travel and exchange program dents. with Montreal stu- parttnent of the secretary of the state to cover the major was made in correspondence from Ed Ryan, school guidance counsellor. The group has made appli- cation and is optimistic in re- cbivirig a grant from the de- These Are The LetKbndge Herald COUNTRY NEWS Correspondents in Your Area GRANUM MRS. ED. CESAR .................General Dtllvtry GRASSY LAKE MRS. MART TURNBULL General Deliver? PICTURE BUTTE S. P. JOHNSON Oen. Del. RAYMOND MRS. DELIA WOOlf Del. TURIN Mn. Paulln Juhar................Ultra these for District News or Classified Advertising The program is slated for March 31 to April 18. The approach for assistance costs of bus and air travel to and from Montreal for 20 stu- dents and two teacher super- visors. Mr. Ryan stated the Khvanis Club of Montreal has agreed to provide billeting facilities as well as arrange activities, tours and visits (or the Coaldale stu- dents. In his letter Mr. Ryan indi- cated optimism that Die request would be approved. He stated: "The project rep- resents an opportunity that none of the students has ever experi- enced." The students taking part will be undertaking a number ot fund raising projects to ob- tain additional funds. Approval from the state department is awaited. Camp clinic TABER (HNS) There Is a limit to what a boy can endure, even a Boy Scout! The winter weather has proved too wintery for the win- ter camp clinic originally lilted for Saturday and It hu now been postponed for one week to Saturday, Jan. 22. The Flallends District Coun- cil is sponsoring the educa- tional event here. limits the size of collective farms and insures that they are scattered. Max Moscovich, Lethbridge lawyer, contended Alberta didn't have the authority to make such a law. The Su- preme Court of Canada de- cided the province could regu- late the sale of land.. It was another chapter In the stormy history of human rights. The first attempt at control came when the Social Credit government introduced legisla- tion in 1942. That bill was thrown out by the Supreme Court of Canada as unconstitu- tional. An amended version was introduced later and after a lengthy court battle, as men- tioned above, was ruled valid in 1969. Opponents of the legislation say it is the kind of move that produces discrimination, prej- udice and intolerance that "spawned Europe's Jewish ghettoes, South Africa's apart- heid and the United State's color bar." And so the review has be- gun. It is a long time coining. FLASHBACK TO SEPTEM- BER 8, 1931: Wolf Creek Col- ony Hutterites Leave South Dakota for Stirling 112 Members of Sect With Large Amount of Possessions Coming to New 'Promised Land' Sioux FALLS, S.D.. sept. 8 little band of 112 peace- oving colonists of the wander- ing sect ot Hutterites today fumed their eyes toward new "promised land" Can- ada. Twelve freight oars in a special tram held their worldly pods livestock, household furnishings and a few souve- nirs of their home for three decades. In three passenger cars were family groups hopeful eld- ers and eager children. They migrated to the United States in 1874 under a pledge of religious liberty from the sol dier president, U. S. Grant. To South Dakota came most of them in all and thriving colonies were estab- lished. An adventurous group start- ed, followed at intervals by others, and now only three of the 17 colonies are left in this tale. In Canada 35 colonies e grown up. The 112 were last of the members of the Wolf Creek colony here. They will settle at Stirling. END OF FLASHBACK: The Wolf Creek here. came from South Dakota. They started the 'Elmspring Colony near Warner and the Elm- spnng Colony gave birth to the Sunny Site Colony. They started other colonies and these birth to takes place. Colony is still There are 78 members of the rolf Creek colony today, all lofcrs except for one Walman. lie original settlers are. nearly II gone. About seven Hofer amilies, the men formerly with Te colony, farm together. Their children study by tnce from Edmonton. The colony wu split 12 yean RO and another one started it taple Creek, Sask. About 130 i- wci'l lo the "daughter" colony. I Who are these people? They Mobile homes services planned by B.C. Hydro "daughter colonies" flan. la uui a guuu way to live? If Hutteriles tirey win nave lor their service line which is program Is sponsored They work, they save, educate their young overhead service at the by the Lethbridge multiply. Do we fear them Should they have equal the eighth grade level they would be forced to the veterans' lots In southern regional recreation board. "That's the promise to town high is to be granted is open to all women In gave us when they took us says David Hofer, boss of could start a general exodus from the easement to the CPR area. Instructor will be Mrs. Elea- Sunny Site colony. "Why do some parts of ou society fear asks the municipal affairs minister. Mr. Russell says "there are several areas in which Hutterites avoid at all costs, since it might well mean an end to the Hutteriao way of life, a way of life that has changed little since 1533 endorsed Hie action of the mayor in offering the support of the District of Spar-wood to the regional Incentives program manager in his Doram. The fee is J2.50 per person. Activities will include exercises, volleyball and other sports. Communal Property Act and our (proposed) human rights legislation do not meet." His office is collecting al tfic hard data it can ffet' Anabaptist minister from the Tyrol named Jacob Hutter joined the Brethren. He persuaded three groups to accept full communalism, and BREEDER'S SERVICE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION SCHOOL MOOSE HAH AND PRAIRIi LIVESTOCK copies of legislation, statistics data, amount of land holding in other provinces and established the first communities of Hutterische Bru-dem, or Hutterian January 17th to Friday, January 51st Write A.B.S. Sax 146, Taber, Atta. or Phone Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Mon tana, North and South Dakota 1 "We hope we can get a .Ol port back in time for the r .-I iti 1 1.2 w session of he says. i have been talking to a lot i fH people, including some Hlv terites themselves. I have suggested they can help by ex plaining their way of life Out To A others. "It has had an unhappy Mount Royal College lory. The whole purpose is JANUARY 31, MOUNT ROYAL OFFER COURSES IN try to improve the intent of FOLLOWING legislation for all Albertans and I include Hutterites with all Albertans Mr. Russell Biology Business Police Science 1 Geography Political Science 1 Geology Pure Mathematics ID the meantime, the Psychology Computer Sociology Bergeii, Social Work 1 Physics Social Sciences Git 11 lllflllut REQUIREMENTS Students at Mount Royal College mult be 18 year: of age BlIUA HJI 1 liMi.l an Alberta High or its for of Calgary Transfer Programs These programs are offered in affiliation with the University of Calgary and provide for the first yeor of "A" Senior matriculation standing according to the faculty desired as specified TABER (HNS) Dr. Univerisly of Calgary. A student so admitted will be permitted lo carry as many as Bergen and Colin T. of Calgary have been appointed to the ber industrial development committee by town 50% or higher Handing In four matricu- Mature Non-Matriculant lalion subjects with an average of a! least Program! A and C are open to students They replace members Eric G. Leigh in the four subjects. mature age who do nol have complete ma-2. 50% Or higher standing In five matricu- triculalion Roseoe F. subiecls with an average of less wiih.ng )o mler Appointments are on a one-year basis. Council also reappointed Ken-ncth Williams Kenneth ,hi progrllm should contact Educational De-3. Student, with matriculation deficiencies Services at 200-4611 and make may complete matriculation while taking on wilh some first yeor University ald (council to enroll in more than four Uni- to either an Associate Diploma, 'or Clarence M. Jespersen of Calgary represent a t i v H. DETAILS ON THf AIOVE COURSES AND APPLICATION FORMS, CONTACT Meyer (chamber of OFFICE, MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE, CALGARY. representative) and Dr. N. FOR art Boyle. Liaison between the January 27 and school and January 21 3 o n r d 3 are January 29 James L. George nnd In the offered In both day and evening man Thomas H. are accepted both day and ovonlng Council also reappointed one year terms, according to lie zoning bylaw, three of the municipal Mount Royal College Maintains Uvcatlonal Facilities (I sonunlssion Pun Undquist, Bernard F. Kerkhoff and -Churchill Park, lim Malniski. Added -Old Sun Campui, o u r t h commission n'fls Industrial Co College loon la be located at lincaln Park, Calgary, uneduled for opening November Ross ;