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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HER MAN IS GONE lucille Armstrong during funeral services for her husband, Louis "Salchmo" Armstrong, in the Corona Congrega- tional Church in New York's borough of Queens Friday. Hutterites see threat in new bill Written for CP By LESLIE TARR Hatlerites who were hounded out of Europe by dian p.ovinccs are ii.i'Jating legislative repression, persecution may be wondering whether Western Cana- The latest move they regard as a threat is a Man- itoba bill which would force their colonies to give money to any Hutterite who leaves them. The bill has received first reading. Canada's Hutterites or Hutlerian Brethren live in 110 colonies in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al- berta. Their different style of life, which has made them objects of suspicion, is marked by communal living, a distinctive austere dress, pacifist views and withdrawal from life around them. Federally-incorporated in 1951 as the Hutterian Brethren Church, the "Christian communist" move- ment has been in Canada only since 1918. But it began in central Europe in 1528, and nearly four centuries of persecution took its adherants to Austrai, Czecho- slovakia, Romania Russia, the United States and Can- ada. Today two-thirds of the world's Hutterites live in Canada, the rest in the United States. Basic to their way of life is communal living, which the Hutterites see as characteristic of early Christianity as described in the book of Acts: "All that believed were together nad had all things common." Guaranted security The individual Hutterite owns nothing, but enjoys a guaranteed security within the colony where all his material, social, spiritual and emotional needs are met. Many characteristics of the colony convince a visi- tor that the Hutterites have succeeded in turning back the calendar to the 16th century: The peasant-type dark garb, the separation of men and women in the communal dining room and in the colony church, and their exclusive pre-occupation with agricultural pur- suits. Other characteristics of the colony, however, are distinctly modern: the latest in mechanized farm equipment, glistening kitchen and laundry facilities and the application of the latest agricultural techniques. But there is no radio or television. The colony re- sists inroads of culture which might jeopardize or di- lute its way of life, and maintains only necessary con- tacts with outsiders. Religion, of course, looms large in their life, not a Sunday-only religion but a total religious outlook that dominates every phase of living. Some see threat The colonies' success, coupled with one of the world's highest birth rates, raises in the minds of some western farmers and politicians the spectre of fantas- tic Hutterite expansion. Any attempt to restrict their expansion is apt to find support, including legislation which would force the colonies to give an "equitable share" of (he com- munal assets to defectors. Few leave the colonies, and some return after en- countering the world, but the Hutterites see the pro- posed Manitoba legislation as a direct attack on their religious conviction and world outlook which empha- sizes communal living. They add that, if the legislation is passed, thc.ir 40 Manitoba colonies would pull up stakes and leave the province. Some hostile ncighlxirs might be elated if these "different" people moved. Others would feel that they hnd lost hard-working residents of the community who quietly minded their own business nnd who were never a burden to the police or welfare departments. Tlie Hutterites, who believe and practise non-rcsis- tnnce, if necessary, move quietly enough, as they have done on many occasions in (Iw past. They would continue their search for a country where they can livn without interference. The Lethktdge Herald FORECAST HIGH SUNDAY 75-80 "Serving South Alberta and Southeastern Price 15 Cents VOL. LXIV No. 178 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1971 FOUR SECTIONS 60 PAGES Tempers flare in Que. house QUEBEC (CP) The Quebec national assembly scheduled an unusual Saturday sitting today to begin clause-by-clause study of major legislation of the giant James Bay hydroelectric pro- ject after a stormy session Fri- day night that erupted in two near fistfights. A bill setting up a Crown cor- poration to develop the 36 billion project received approval in principle in second reading dur- ing F r i d a y 's session which ended early today. Gerald Cadieux nois) crossed the floor of the as- sembly at one point and locked hands with Jean-Guy Cardinal after an exchange of insults. Other members quickly inter- vened before any damage was done. Mr. Cadieux was heard to say "if I had the chance I'd smash you in the mouth." Members again stepped in when Andre Marchand rier) made threatening gestures toward Robert Burns, Parti Quebecois house leader. OPPOSE LEGISLATION All three opposition parties oppose the legislation on grounds that over-all control of the development should be placed in the hands of Hydro- Quebec, a publicly-owned ity, rather than under a Crown corporation. The bill provides for a five- man commission to enter into partnership with Hydro-Quebec and other government agencies to set up subsidiaries to work on the project which will develop tourism, mining and forestry as well as hydroelectric power. However, the Creditistes sided with the .government when the vote was taken in second read- ing. Creditiste Leader Camil Sam- son said amendmenst promised by Premier Robert Bourassa satisfied his party that the role of Hydro-Quebec and of private enterprise in the project would be guaranteed. The four amendments provide that Hydro-Quebec will be in charge of sale and distribution of power from the project; the role of private enterprise in de- veloping the project will be clarified; no extraordinary measures will be used for ex- propriation and a cabinet minis- ter will answer in the national assembly for all corporation matters. Premier Bourassa has said the assembly will not recess until the controversial legisla- tion has been passed. Canadian fishing vessel seized JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) A U.S. Coast Guard cutter seized a Canadian fishing vessel near Coronation Island in southeast- ern Alaska waters Friday for allegedly fishing within United States territorial waters. Coronation Island is near the southed-entrance to Chatham S'-rait, and is not in the area persons homeless SANTIAGO (AP) The gov- ernment sought today to provide food, water and shelter for the sands of Chileans left homeless by an earthquake which killed at least 74 persons and left 135 injured. President Salvador AUende ordered his top cabinet aides to do everything possible to set up makeshift camps and build crude shelters foi; some homeless persons in small towns north of Santiago. The earthquake, which struck central Chile late Thursday night, was most severe 65 to 175 miles north of the capital. Tired, covered with dust and visibly shaken, Allende said after a helicopter tour of the hardest-hit areas that the dam- age in the zone was "enormous to housing." He said 60 per cent of the houses "can't be lived in." The president seemed most moved by what he saw in Hierro Viejo, a town of near the quake's centre where every building was destroyed. LIVING IN DUST "It was he said. "People are living in the dust but they don't feel crushed. "Morale is good." The four central zones, in which about half of Chile's 9 million citizens live, were de- clared emergency zones, and the army took temporary con- trol of them. that is subject of a border' dis- pute between the United States and Canada. The coast guard said coast guardsmen and a national mar- ine fisheries service agent from the cutter Resolute boarded the halibut vessel All Star about 3 p.m. It said the vessel, out of Prince Rupert, B.C., had been sighted with her halibut skates set within the three-mile limit by a coast guard aircraft from Annette Island. The coast guard identified the vessel's skipper1 as Mike Haffen- den of Vancouver. It said the Resolute was escorting the All Star to Ketchikan, where it would be held pending legal pro- ceedings. Three killed in accident By THE CANADIAN PRESS Three persons were killed and four others seriously injured Fri- day night when their car went out of control and hit a dirt embankment about 100 miles east of Calgary. B.CMP identified the dead as: Leiloni Angela Paetz, 13, Ra- mona Lee Paetz, 11, and Dwayne Milton Brost, 16, all of Bigstone. The injured were also from Big Stone and ranged in age from 15 to 19 j'ears. Meanwhile three persons were killed and four others injured in a car-truck crash early today on Highway 16, near the western city limits of Edmonton. Names of those involved were not released. Canada shutdown may occur next week Freight rates hiked MONTREAL (CP) Freight rate increases of between three and six per cent and reduced carload rates for Canadian rail- ways effective Aug. 23 were an- nounced Friday by the Railway Association of Canada. A statement from the associa- tion said revenue from the rate increase will amount to about 1.5 per cent of total freight rev- enue. Most normal and competitive tariffs for 22 railways including Canadian National and CP Rail will be affected by the in- creases. The increase will not apply to rates for export grain and flour, to international 'traffic between the United States and Canada or to traffic carried in Canada at tariffs related to U.S. rates. The carload rates involve box- cars loaded with general mer- chandise. Tlie statement said they will apply on an experi- mental basis to traffic moved within Eastern and Western Canada, and are designed to meet truck competition. The reductions are for car- loads loaded above the pound basic carload weight. The reductions may be up to 50 per cent of normal rates, de- pending on how close the car- load weight is to the pound capacity. Gunfire sprays palace RABAT (AP) Machine-gun fife swept across the palace of King Hassan II at Skrirat, south of Rabat, today while the king was celebrating his 42nd birthday. First reports indicated that there may have been dead' and wounded. There was no indica- tion if Hassan himself was a victim, and no immediate indi- cation as to who launched the attack. Can of beer brings at auction 80 feared dead in Colombian jungle floods BOGOTA. Colombia (Renter) More than RO persons worn reported dead today and were missing in heavy floods in the Colombian jungle. The first government esti- mates said 50 persons were known to have died, but a corre- spondent for tire Bogota news- paper El Tiempo reported that by early today rescue tennis had recovered at best (10 bod- ies. Many of the dead were women and children. Woman spotted on Atlantic LONDON (AP) Nicolette Milnes-Walker, who is sailing the Atlantic alone in her yacht Aziz, has been spotted past the midway point, shipping reports reaching here said. Nicoletle, 28, left Dale, Wales, June 12 on a voyage to Newport, R.I. The brunette psychologist, who says she can't swim, was spot- ted about miles from North America. GRANDE CACHE (CP) By the slurp or by the burp, is quite a price for one can of beer. Yet that's what a can of im- ported brew, English New- castle brown ale, brought at a benefit in tlus mining town 230 miles west of Edmonton. The auction of the 15-ounce can was held by the local soc- cer club to aid the family of a man killed in a recent ac- cident. The beer was snapped up for and the owner added ?48 by selling it at a sip. MR. TRUDEAU welcome to southern Alberta Trudeau tours south Alberta Prime Minister Trudeau re- ceived an airport greeting from a crowd of about 500 at Medi- cine Hat Friday as he arrived for a three-day tour of southern Alberta. Mr. Trudeau was met at the steps of his jet by Agriculture Minister H. A. Olson, who is the local MP, and city officials. After chatting with children and shaking a few hands, the prime minister was driven to his hotel. He was presented at the air- port with a two-foot-wide calf- skin skroll from the city, which 'He ain't in." he briefly hung around his neck. Today, Mr. Trudeau was to take an hour-long trail ride through a to East- the local exhibition grounds and join a branding party and barbeque. Then, after a quick stop in Lethbridge, he was to fly to Standoff. There he will tour a sectional homes factory on the Blood In- dian Reserve and meet Chief Jim Shot Both Sides. Mr. Trudeau will then travel by helicopter into the mountains of Waterton Lakes National Sunday, after a visit to Blair- more in the Crows Nest Pass, he will fly to Calgary. "White-hatted, he is scheduled to ride a horse in the Stampede parade Monday. WATEKTON CONCERT Mr. Trudeau will be enter- tamed by the offspring of one of his goverment's most con- troversial programs when he attends a banquet for 400 per- sons in the Kootenai Lodge at Waterton tonight. A "charity musical benefit group" known as the Sunshine Company, funded by the Oppor- tunities For Youth plan, will give a concert for the prime minister and his. guests. Members of the group are Knut Loewer, Barbara Barker, Lon Olsen and Jim Hillyer of Cardston and Larry Rogalsky of Swan River, Man. Meanwhile the Lethbridge weatherman this morning held out little hope of good weather for the prune minister's visit. A low pressure system mov- ing out of Montana into south- ern Alberta was expected to maintain cloudy, wet weather with frequent thundershowers. Workers mull offer TORONTO (CP) Air- Can- ada is prepared to continue talks with its mechanics and ground service employees, who can legally strike next week, a company spokesmen said today. "We have no knowledge of any breakdown (in negotiations) and as far as we know our offer is being considered by the said. Dennis Barclay, public relations officer. "When our negotiators left the table (in Montreal) Friday aft- ernoon, the company had made what we feel was a generous offer which we understood the union was considering and would present to members next week." He was commenting on a re- port that Air Canada faces a complete shutdown or rotating strikes next week by 6.200 of its ground sen-ice employees. Such rotating strikes at the peak of the summer season would disrupt service across Canada as well as overseas flights. Employees involved are mem- bers of the International Asso- ciation of Machinists and in- clude mechanics and service personnel at airports such as baggage handlers, ramp attend- ants and others who service the planes on the ground. Union membership meetings be held beginning Monday in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Earlier reports from union sources said em- ployees would be asked to on the negotiating committees "recommendation for" rejection of Air Canada's final wage and contract offer and to decide a course of action." Dropped baby ROME (AP) A young father who dropped his de- formed baby boy from a bridge into the Tiber River last August was acquitted of a murder charge Friday. A Rome judge ordered the release of 29-year- old Livio Davani, after psychia- trists declared that he had acted in a state of temporary insanity. The boy had been born without legs and fingers. Blacks and whites in wild battle PYPNGTAEK CAP) Up to 2.000 South Koreans rnamr-d a nearby village today in search of United States Army blacks after a night of elaslrcs pitting blacks against white U.S. sol- diers and Koreans. The villag- ers cornered one black Ameri- can and beat Mm up. After (he clash Friday night about 700 villagers gathered out- side the main gate of the' U.S. Army camp near hero with signs reading: "Niggers go hack tn rotinii sjirl "Blacks pet out.1' The Koreans snid the. soldier they lical up was (he leader of blacks who invaded Korean- owned whites-only bars, shops nnd tames with sticks and knives Friday night and at- tacked villagers and white sol- diers. The village is outside Camp Humphreys 35 miles south of Seoul. A U.S. Army spokesman sairl en American and a Korean V.VTC font tn a hospital with fractured skulls, while nine more Americans and two Kore- ans were treated at a military di.spens.ii7. Local newspapers placed the toll higher. PROMISED COMPENSATION After dayk-cak today the Koreans searching for blacks they believed were hiding around the community dis- persed only after Maj.-Gcn. Jo- seph W. Pezdirts, U.S. Army commander of the Korean iup- Rioters throw stones BELFAST (AP) Trouble flared in this Northern Ireland capital early today when a crowd threw stones and nail bombs at firemen battling a blaze started by an explosion in an empty house. British soldiers replied with a volley of rubber bullets. Shots rang out as troops tried to clear the way for firemen, but no one was injured seri- ously, an army spokesman said. Four persons in the crowd re- ceived minor injuries and a ci- vilian was arrested. In a similar incident Friday night, rioters set fire to an American-owned factory in Lon- donderry, Northern Ireland's second largest city 65 miles northwest of Belfast. They fought British troops trying to reach the flames. The soldiers turned them back with tear gas and rubber bullets, while firemen extinguished the blaze at the Blight Lane plant of Essex International Inc., base at Fort Wayne, Ind. Two men fired sub-machine- guns and youths threw rocks and gasoline bombs at the sol- diers until about midnight. Seen and heard port cmimand, promised that soldiers responsible for the dis- turbance would IK punished and compensation made for the property damage. Tlie two hours of rioting started after a white soldier threw a stone at a black soldier. Villagers said black soldiers had complained previously that the night clubs for whites only were better equipped than theirs and some villagers wero against them. About town TJONf LYNCH dashing out of his AGT office lo spot the geese lie thought he beard flying overhead only to find later the sound of the hunter's dream was created by (he squeaking of his sec- retary's chair Cllvo Mostyn checking himself for ticks following a visit to Waterton Lakes National Park because. lie knew by law nothing is lo be removed from the park, ;