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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, March 15, 1973 THE IHHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Hutlerites big spenders Good neighbors Hulterian brethren of the Old Elmspring Colony southwest of are goad neighbors, says wheat farmer Earl Tomlinson. He often seeks help from the Hutlerites. Last year they combined his crop when his own machine broke ciown. At tile same time, HutteriEes of several colonies in the Magrath and New Dayton areas are spending thousands of dollars on building supplies to rebuild their colonies, D'Arcy Rickard pholps By D'AHCV RICKAHD Herald District Editor MAGKATH Two colonies of Hutteriaii brethren are spending thousands ot dol- olars to rebuild and re-equip their colonies neat1 here. The Hutterites are being very good to Magrath. And they're setting an example to Canadians of what can be done with agri- cultural land with a little thrift and good management the kind our forebears practised. Old Elmsprihg and Huttcr- ville colonies are real do-it- yourselfers. My wife, myself and our three children toured around Old Elmspring Colony recent- ly. About 15 Hutteritc boys guided -us through homes, chiu'ch, barns, feed mill, nur- sery and hen house. We bought four dozen eggs and believe you me, those eggs from the Hutterite col- ony make good eggnogs. Arid just a little 'later on in this story; we'll point out some of the things these good people are buying from "the outside." Old Elm, as it's called lo- cally, is just like any mod- ern Canadian neighborhood. The big houses' are show homes by any standards. We think it's the most mod- ern example of communal living in this nation. HAVING NAP Rev. V.'urz was hav- ing a nap when we arrived. His son woke him up. Can my wife and children Bee your colony? "Sure, why I gathered a dozen Hulter- ile children together and posed them with my three kids. The photo didn't turn out. (dam but I have the image of those smiling chil- dren in my mind. The hoys look neat in their round caps, like little Dutchmen. A woman showed us through the dining liall and kitchens. Bread rolls were turning in the big bakery oven. They sit on simple benches. There are no pic- tures. Everything is plain. The dining liall is spacious with about six long fables, placed end to end. The laundry is fully auto- mated. They take turns with the washer and drier. No, they didn't make these ma- chines themselves. They are spending thousands of dollars in re-equipping the colony. This colony is west of Ma- grath. Hutterville, south of Ma- grath, is following their example. They spent more than in tfiis town on building supplies to remodel their houses. The work is al- most complete. Altogether, they have remodelled 52 rooms. Tanner Building Supplies Ltd. of Magrath confirmed j purchases by these two col- onies. You would say, then, we askeii, that the Hutterites have been very good to Ma- grath over the past several years? "Yes, that is said a spokesman for the firm. At the same time, the New Rockport Huttcrite Colony of New Dayton has built new chicken and pig barns and has erected a big new feed lot. A new cow barn is the next project. This colony is spending thousands of dollars for lumber at a Lethbridge building supply firm. We watched Miss Annie Waldner sewing a new dress. They make all their own clothes but they don't make sewing machines. Miss Wald- ner's modern machine was purchased in the city. The children rise early. They spend an hour or two at hard study in German be- fore going to school under the English teachers. Very few go licyond the eighth grade level. 1 asked a teacher of Hut- terite children for 11 years what he thought about this. There is more, he said, to their education than a Grade 8 standing. In some respects they have a better education than we do. They develop character and can work. They have many work skills. They have a reverence for life. CHRISTIANS Their goal is to maintain true Christian identity as an example to mankind. Their major practical goal is to maintain and continue their colonies as a social and eco- nomic entity. Their way of life is chang- ing. It has changed a great deal in the past 40 years. And with the rebuilding of the colonies, Hutterian breth- ren are entering a new era. They've come a long way since 1533 when an Ana- baptist minister from the Tyrol named Jacob Hutter joined the Brethren. He per- suaded tliree groups to ac- cept full communalism and thereby established the first communities of Ilutterische Brudern, or Hutterian Breth- ren. The next step could be wider educational opportuni- ties for Hutterian children. Now that life in the colonies is up to such a high stan- dard, their young people might enjoy going to high school in town and return- ing to the good life after school. Through a glass, darkly When I was a child, I spake as a child, I fell as a child, I thought as a ch'ild; but, when 1 became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now i know in parl; but then shah I know even as 1 am known. Paul. On the inside, looking out Sportsplex arena borrowing wins Coaltlale council OK COALDALE (HNS) Con- struction oi' the Sporbplex rmilti purpose arena is getting nearer. At a recent' meeling of coun- cil approval was given for bor- rowing (or the project. A grant from the provincial department of agriculture of was approved some time ago to the Coaldale and District Agricultural Society for the arena. Labor costs on the project will be recovered by the town through a federal provincial grant. This could amount to about Curling club finances to Le checked COALDALE (HNS) Coun- cillors William Martens and Earl Foxall were appointed re- cently by Mayor A. F. Blakie to study financial statements of tile Coaldale Curling Club and bring back recommenda- lons. REPORT your flielethbridgeHerald IP Correspondent in Your Area ETZIKOM MRS. PIUS EHNES 666-2157 I ENCHANT I MRS. MARGARET DORCHAK 739-2159 1 FERNIE I MRS. RICHARD WILUAMS FOREMOST S GEOFF TAGG 867-3661 FORT MACLEOD MRS. TED SWIHART GRANUM MRS. ED CESAR S34-3611 236-3806 2 Contact these people for your District News f or Classified Advertising E four appeal TABER (HNS) Four ap- [jellants will appear at the ourt of revision in town coun- cil chambers at 7 p.m. March 2ii immediately preceding the iimual meeting of reatepayers of the Town of Taber. Appeals against assessments ire being made by Mrs. Mary >aruwatari on her business property; James M. Oshiro on property on 50th Ave.; by Pioneer Grain Co. Ltd. on a warehouse site on the CPR right of way; and by Marathon Realty on CPR sta- Lion grounds. Hearing appeals will be cillors Kenneth McDonald, Wayne Gough, Mrs. Helen Wentz, Dennis Turin and Mike Powell. Provincial assessor J. Mullin will appear. The annual meeling will take place in the community centre auditorium at 8 p.m. More district 011 page 8 The club lias asked the town i take over operations of the rink. Tile club in return Is pre- pared to pay an annual rental fee. By GEOFF TAGG Special Correspondent FOREMOST The eager young faces staring out of a classroom window above tell the familiar story that school will soon be out. But out for what reason? These youngsters are not really aware of the real is- sues that led to their getting an extra holiday, nor do they care very much. It's good to get out into that unexpected- ly mild spring-like weather, whatever the reason. Their parents, of course, see things differently. Many of them are as unaware of the reasons for the strike as tlieir children. For some of them it is a different story. Those who take an active interest in their cliild's progress and in the activities of the school will have a clearer under- standing of the problems. These parents will face this period with mixed emotions. They will sympathize with the teachers in the difficult job they, have to do in an in- creasingly complex educa- tional system. They will also appreciate the position of the trustees who face ever-increasing de- mands on the educational dollar. For others, the whole sit- uation is merely a nuisance. It means paying a babysitter to look after the cliildren; it means extra meals to cook at noon; it means mud in the house and extra noise that should only be fiiere on Saturdays and Sundays. It means those "overpaid and underworked" teachers are demanding more money again. FEW REALIZE And what of (lie teachers? What will they be doing the period of strike. Few people realize the bur- den that is being placed on them. Apart from the finan- cial loss which is substantial in many cases, tor most teachers this is a time for sober reflection. Few, if any, really relish the thought of a strike hut the majority clearly indi- cated that they feel strong- ly enough about this matter to take the ultimate step of withdrawing their services. Many teachers will avail themselves of the opportu- nity to pursue professional development during the strike period. Although denied access to t li e i r schools, they will be preparing long range pro- jects for the rest of the school year, catching up on their marking and professional reading. In most school districts activities have been planned for those teachers wishing to take part. These will include workshops, in-service train- ing projects and ATA work- shops, enabling the teacher to use the time profitably long the situation may go on. For others it will he a busy time with ATA work. 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