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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Solurdoy, Morth 1972 THE IETHBRIDGI! HERMD New Alberta bill of rights may bar Hutterite discrimination By JOHN EDMONTON (CP) Di.s- most defini- written into tlio law of Alberta. Tho discrimination has the backing of the Supreme Court of Canada and Hie support nf much of rural Alberta. The provincial government, liow- ever, is committed through election campaign promises to a bill of rights which would appear to bar such discrimi- nation. Tliis is the background to the conflict surrounding the government's d c c i s i o readied reopen the controversy that has al- ways surrounded the Huttcr- Alberta residents who live a strict, near-clois- tered life on rural communes. The Huttcritcs say this is so they can serve God belter. The Progressive Conserva- tive government which came Into office last August has de- cided In review the Com- munal Properly Act which states nt the beginning that it is specifically directed against liiilteritcs, Doukhobors and others who hold communal PROVIDES FINKS The act sets out fines of or a year in jail for Hut- tcrilcs or Doukholwrs who buy land for communal living or for anyone who sells it to Diem, without cabinet permis- sion. It aLio limits the size of communes. Saskatchewan has llut- terites but no legislation con- trolling them. However, a 19M agreement between the gov- ernment and Hutterite leaders is still in effect and contains many provisions similar to Al- berta's legislation. Manitoba, the Union of Mu- nicipalities and rcprcsenta- LETHBRIDGE SPRING INE SHOW SALE Tues. and Wed., April 11 and 12 Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH llth For enrry tontoer Lethbridge District Exhibition 3401 6th Avenue South IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA lives of the more than Huttcrites hi that province signed an agreement in 1955 limiting the total acreage that ilutterilcs could hold in a dis- trict. The agreement, how- ever, was never ratified by the legislature and has no legal fooling. Few argue that the Alberta acl, in specifically directing prohibitions sgainsl two reli- gious groups, does not consti- tute some form of discrimina- tion, defined by the dictionary as tho observation of a differ- ence or distinction. But many Albertans say that discrimination may bo necessary because restrictions on Hutterites are essential due to economics, not religion. Hulleriles occupy acres of farm land in Alberta, or 1.2 per cent of the total, mostly in the southern part of the province. They keep mainly to themselves, are ef- ficient farmers and frequently bypass local merchants lo buy in bulk at wholesale prices in the cities. The population of colonies has traditionally dou- bled every 17 years, causing the formation of new colonies. They have aroused fear and hostility suice their founding as a product of the Proteslant Kcfonnation in central Eu- rope in the 16th century. Morris Davis and Joseph F. Krautcr described the problem in the book The Olher Canadi- ans: It is no easy matter to accommodate a group such as the HuUeriles, who, even while constituting no positive threat, nevertheless ada- mantly refuse to participate in any meaningful way in the social, cultural and political life of the larger community. Such a stance is sure, it must be admitted, to arouso fear and misiuiderslanding among tho majority." UPHELD Complaints about the Hut- teriles led the Social Credit government of the time to pass the Communal Property Act in 1M7. Tho Hutterites tried a court test of the bill in 1069, arguing that it dealt with religion and thus was beyond the authority of the Alberta government. Tho Supreme Court, however, ruled unanimously lhat the bill dealt with land ownership in the province, a matter Trudeau aides eye election By DAVE MelNTOSll OTTAWA (CP) Prime Minister Trudeau Is facing a wholesale departure of his top aides. They want to run as Liberal candidates in the coming fed- eral election, expected in June. Political sources give (his picture of a mass exodus from the prime ministerial corri- dors: Marc I, alonde, year principal secretary to Mr. Trudeau, is believed seek- ing a Montreal seat. He is chief political adviser To the prime minister and wields more influence than any other man in Ottawa with the exception of Mr. Trudeau and one or two other cabinet ministers. Ton-ante y H e, national director of the Liberal party, wants to put his political training to the test in an elec- tion. He works at party head- quarters here. Gordon Gibson, year special assistant to Mr. plans to seek elec- tion in the riding being given CO-OP SUPER LATEX A collection of three interior latex paints to compliment and vitalize your decor. Availabla in white and an exciting array of custom mixed colors. Super Latex comes in deep and Ultra-Deep tones too. SUPER LATEX FLAT FINISH SUPERIOR HIDING QUALITIES A creamy-smooth finish that is so easy to apply, so perfect for redecorating the livingroom and bedroom. SPECIALLY PRICED QUART GALLON 7.88 i iv 111 LJI 11 aiiu MMB SUPER LATEX EGGSHELL BEAUTIFUL SUBDUED SHEEN Washes like enamel, wears like a fine quality paint should. 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Non-yellowing and Stain resistant Super White Ename! is suitable for any interior wait or woodwork, ideal for redecorating bathrooms, cupboards etc. Safe for children') furniture. Contains no learf. SPECIALLY PRICED QUART S3. 19 GALLON 88 COOP INTERIOR-EXTEREOR ULTRA DEEP SEMhGlOSS ENAMEL TIM-BER-GLO URETHANE Rugged plastic coating for wood floon ind furniture. Dries dust-free in 20 minuter and 1o n hard finfsh in 3 5 hours. Wood floors require no waxing or polishing. Choose from high gloss or latin finish. SPECIALLY PRICED QUART GALLON SHOP CO OP AND COLOR YOUR WORLD BEAUTIFUL WITH SHADES OF SAVINGS Inside and out, this paint provides a deep medium theen semi-glojj finish that is easy to apply. Completely washable and resistant to marring and fading. Ultra Deep Semi-Gfoii Enamel dries in 3 4 houn under ideal conditions, and dries to a, luper-hard finish over-night. SPECIALLY PRICED QUART GALLON CO'OP SOUTHERN ALBERTA CO-OP ASSOCIATION LTD. HEAD OFFICE 1221 2ND AVENUE SOUTH. LEtHBRibot up by Veterans Minister Ar- thur Laing, Vancouver South. LAING NOT RUNNING Mr. Laing already lias an- nounced he will not run again. Mr. Gibson, 33, was once ex- ecutive assistant to Mr. Laing and one of the chief early pro- moters, along with Mr. Lai- onde, of Mr. Trudeau for prime minister. Francis Fox, another special assist- ant to the prime minister, is said to be on the lookout for a riding in which to seek the Liberal nomination. Dave Thomson, a year political adviser to Mr. Trudeau as chief regional desk officer, may seek a prai- rie seat though Liberal c'naiLCes in the west do not ap- pear auspicious at the mom- ent. Don Peacock, a speech- wrifer for former prime min- ister Lester Pearson and briefly an aide to Mr. Tru- deau, tried for the Liberal nomination in Lethbridge in tlio 1968 election and lost. He now is completing his second on Mr. Trudeau. He is press secretary at the Canadian high commission in London. Romeo Leblanc, former Grant awarded OTTAWA (CP) The federal government will pay to- ward the cost of the million Britannia renewal project in Vancouver, the urban affairs department announced here. The project will develop community service centre in the Grandview Woodland area of the city. press secretary to Mr. Tru- deau and now a university ex- ecutive at Moncton, has been considering running for elec- :ion. But he may enter the provincial rather than federal field. Among top advisers to Mr. Tnideau not planning to nra for election are Gordon Rob- ertson, secretary to the cabi- net and a civil servant; Ivan Head, foreign affairs trouble- shooter; Jim Davey, thinker- in-residence; and Michael Pit- Held, a deputy cabinet secre- tary who accompanied Mr. Trudeau and his wife on their Caribbean honeymoon last year. WATER ROUTE It is possible to travel all the way from the Rockies to the Atlantic by water or even to turn west or north to reach the Pacific or Arctic. within the jurisdiction of the provincial legislature. The government later set up a board to administer the act and give it more flexibility. The original requirement that no new Hutterite colony could be located within 40 miles of an existing colony was re- duced to a "guideline" of 15 miles. But in December Hie new Progressive Conservative gov- ernment dismissed Use board. Municipal Affairs Minister Davo Russell, whose mcnt administers the act, said the dismissal resulled from a written promise tlio board made to a municipal district, saying that no new Hutterite colonies would be established there. Conservatives not told of this commitment when Uiey took over from Social Credit after the Aug. 30 pro- vincial election, he said, Nev- ertheless, three months later the board recommended ap- proval o' a new colony to same area. The government said in dis- missing the board that it would use the opportunity to review the whole concept of the communal properties leg islatioa which, Mr. Russell said, "does not appear en- tirely satisfactory-" No changes would be ex- pected until possibly this fall and no applications for new Hulterite colonies will be con- sidered until a decision is made, he said. Is Way! GAS CITY WELDING AUCTION SALE Of Industrial Equipment and Tools at 420 Kipling Street, Medicine Hat Saturday, March 8th at 11 a.m. TERMS CASH MO RESERVE Having purchased the Properly and Equipment of Succen Automatic Land levellers last year we will offer most of llicir manufacturing equipment for lalo. As we ar'ft in the welding and repairing business and not in manufacturing wo have liUle use for this big equipment and therefore have decided ro sell il by Public Auction. HEINZ TRAICHEL President GAS CITY WELDING PARTIAL LIST OF ITEMS- Hyster Ib, forVlift; 18' goose neck trailer; Soufh Bend lathe wtih 8' bed and swing; Kobart 300 amp. welder; I in coin 250 crnp, welder; 8' Hydraulic shear; 4-new yd. Success automatic land levelleri; 1953 G.M.C, 3 ton Iruek 15' grain box and Jioist; 6' Heel rollcrj 5' itecl roflerj Walker Turner radial drill; 2-power hactc- AOWSJ 3-post jrlllsj 200 ton hydraulrc pressj 2-12" radial aim iawij 2-Tripp hammersj Cackshutt 50 diesel Iracior; Many more items too numerous to mention. WEATHER NO OBJECT AS SALE HEID INDOORS AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: It Ti very tefdom lhat industrial equipment of thii nature Is offered: for by Public Auction. As all these itemt ace in good condition we ilrongly urge anyone needing this type of equip mint to be ture to oltend thii tale. For further Information or a complete Itemized list contact GAS CITY WELDING 420 KIPLING STREET MEDICINE HAT-PHONE 526-4073 OR HURLBURT AUCTION SERVICE LTD. 1920 2nd AVE. S. TED NEWBY lie. No. 11 LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. PHONE 328-4705 AUCTIONEERS KEITH ERDMANN Lie. No. 458 Pfesending the Green Hornet, exclusive Canadian built, sporty version of American Motors popular com pact. It features o special green paint job, "Baja" grain vinyl roof, sport styled wheel covers, white sidewall tiros, three speed Torque-Command automatic transmission, and a really together Green Hornet J.D.. All standard equipment. It's powered by a thrifty 232 cubic inch six that buzzes you around town on regular grade, low-lead, or no-lend fuels. Also helps keep your insurance premiums down. American Motors Fl You can get your own Gfeen Hornet together, with the wide (ango of performance and appearance options. Options like flolo1 "Rallya" stripe side trim, bucket seats, and engines all Ihe way up to a 304 cubic inch V-S. Anrf like all 1972 American Motors Cars, tha Green Hornet Is protected by the Buyer Protection Plan. The Plan that assures you of; 1. Total manufacturing quality, 2. Real dealer concern. 3. A Revolutionary 12 monlhs or miles guarantee. A free foaner from participating dealers 5. A Hotline number for immediate action from American Motors in Ontario should you ever need it, AH important factors for any young car buyer, American Motors Buyer Protection iPfan SEE THE GREEN HORNET THIS WEEK AT: UNITED MOTORS Co. 302 3rd Avenue South Gen. Office 328-8332 Service 327-2750 ;