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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta W^.V,*.- ? ,ByChttrtes K. Clarke, 3^1. D, In j-'i'irt-ontd'-Saturday Night) � > � � � , "Whatflo you know nbout tiio Huet-, A',f;^eritlaBT'�we were asked almost as '-r!T' 'il^VL �B we reached Manitoba, where iJ/s^fwSWre making a sbclal survey. Wo '^S'^i-t'trwntly admitted -wo had never hnnrd "'t woI'^tKem'; and aatar as we wet hoard ero cou- '.-.vi'^errfed, they *6re in the same class -'t ' V�a llie' Hlttites, the Moabites or the couhl carry, AVe saw the Huetterito bulUUngs miles before we caine to them. They are built to meet the demands of the community, and must Jinve coat a small fortune. These visitors are, as they expressed it themselves, expert farmers, and own hundreds of horses and ctittle, and.expect to; own huh-frSaViheleWtes: "Well, It that is the case," ^''O'ls more if an^nappi-eelatlvb gov- 'you must Wlainly see them, Inter- ernmont does not slip In between them l&Mewthew, and size thcin up from the �J� 0>a�r eartjily aspiration^ which 'ii^sycholofilcal standpoint", as we arc tJ^J' claim njo much less/developed 'threatened with an Influx.ot the whole '"lelr hopes for Joys ^they expect ttnetterite family, and >c are not t?, erpoplence m the world to come. TiiiuiteVcerthiu that JIanitoba is prepar- There is nothing complicated about ed to give Uie glad hand to several the, Huetterito form of religion, and hundreds of conscientious objectors. � any reader wishes to try it, he can -TheC. O'swo have are (rouble a year's probation at a very cheap enough, and it Uncle Sam has driven the community system having these -strange people fi;om -  � ' �nd sRveral other isms beat- �s for days, and if wo had been in stockings arc believed In,, they were Toronto, we should have had the Ho- not In ovldcnco durlhg onr^VlsltJ If tAvy Club raising potatoes in th�j,nc-' your family is of reaspna.^|o-sUe---cumnlfttioH on our boots, I was tho i say, not Aiqro than eight In number- onlv one of the party who wore rub-' you will all foregather ohd sleep in bers 1 never before reaU�ed how, a room some fifteen by, twenty* feet mucfi virgin soil one pair of rubbers , in area. The overflow will bo saccom . _ _ Dakota, why should we receive them?" So it �, fell out that we undertook a mission tliat might or might not prove exciting. There were said to be four settlements of Huetterites on a tract of 9,400 acres some forty miles west of Winnipeg. We expected to motor out to the settlement, but a heavy rain made the going so slippery that it was decided to take the train to Elie and either walk or drive the four miles to the first conimunlt.v, for be it known the Huetterites can out-do the Douk-hobors in the development of the community idea. To go to Elie by train is not difficult, to go to the Huetterite -. ri^jpch by foot on,a day, .when.^e prairie roads arc in the gumbo stage is Socialism and several other Isms beat en 111 a dozen dICferont ways-no worry about three square iitcals a day- .vou pick out a pretty maiden -when you are nineteen (and the nVaidens ore, as a rule, very pretty)-get baptized, married and proceed to the business of every day, which does not vary from the end of one year to the o^her. You simply raise cattle, grain and vegetables, and incidentally a large family for the communit.v. You learn to speak German and English, with the accent on the German, you eschew all amusements, you have no money worries-tho price of beef and eggs has no significance for you- your clothes are alwa.vs of the same pattern and material, and your wife will get her joy out of life by wearing something that would have to be done i "^l^^-^^-- TUese "stocking^ in reverse gear, as ,vou seem to slip ......... back two feet for every, foot yop go forward: Tp\v"^lmpl%rainded people fromf the^iEastjt seemed jmpcssible, so we hir^d a teSm, a democrat and a live-wire French-Canadian bo.v who knewihis business and .had all the wiles'Of an-'aiert-ta^icab driver,. He took UE"itt>the Hue'ttec Settlement -by fithe most indirect route to be found, on the slipperiest roads in the world.. The', governments of the past were i were the only signs of frivolity in the whole . settlement, and evidently the Germarfdye shortage has been antici-niated by these thirtty dames. The community dining room is riot a new idea, we see it in the large hotels, but in Huetter^ille there is no menu card after the European style--you lake what you get, meat three times a week, plenty of vegetables, no shortage of fats, and it yon happen to be a trifle over age, your allowance of liberal to a marked extent in granWg j food is perceptibly increased. These free l^nds to.lhe people who went | strange people are very apologetic for West, and ""even the wagons have ac- i being on earth and very hopeful of jjuired tlie habit. The wheels gather- heaven, but like the rest of foolish ed an acre or so and then deposited on ' mortals, are not at all anxious toslgave f modated upstairs, aftd such ;ajii upstairs! At tho pArtlcular colony which we wlsited, the community house is In process of coristrtictlon, the boss carpenter being the only man we met with who possessed � cense of humor. Ho is putting this sonse of liumor into practical effect-In tho commifnity house,, which Is the biggest joke in HuettorsvUle, Fancy a b\iildli!g 80 feet long, 30 feet' Svlde, divided into eight rooms to provide ac-coiivmodatlon for a hundred individuals. This is a standard Joke with the sect, and as. might easily bo understood, false modesty, must be imagined rather than realized under such an arrangement. This is the simple life par excellence, and a return, with some variations owing to climatic conditions, to the garden of Eden methods; which, as we all kpow, did not stand the tost of time. The children, whose nnmber'appears to be legion, are solemn little gnomes; who evidently ucquirq' riuetteritis at a tender age. They are''dressed in the same style as the old Tolks. They are for the most part healthy and robust, although we did run across three pairs of bow legs, one set' being possessed by an adult, two bR children. If we expected to discover any large number of persons in poor mental or physical health we were undeceived in a short time. It had been asserted that intermai-riage^ was ' common among them, but they deny this; however, as the whole Huetterite nation is limited to a few hundreds, we suspect that distant and close relation^ ships in marriage are riot uncommon. B8,that as it may, the tribe of Huetter seems vigorous from the physical standpoint. It is perfectly satisfied that it has solved questions which, to th"fe average mortal, are complicated and difficult, and having the idea of individual responsibility well under the control, of the head of the sec(, we. can see great possibilities for the expert politicians ot^Ianitoba'to make a ten strike" if they can get the;head; �inaii convinced. Those whd--are familiar .with the political historj* of the prairie province, and who assert that for "ways that are dark- and tricks that are vain" some Manitoba the wagon and ourselv^ enough rich .this frivolous world, Game^ of allj PoHUCians are peculiar, feel that the prairie soil to rejuvenate a whole Jlus- kinds are taboo-pictures "verboten," " ' �' of purple kokafaltm. We carried it.around.-nnth and,^ir Vesthetics outside J f I .1; ^1 Tim Ml Wffl Wot Appear Again.-CKp It Out Soldiers' Kiddies WILL BE HELD at Main Pavilion, Fair Ground^ Saturday, Dec. 14tH 2:30 to 5;30 P.M. The Lethhridge Ro&ry Club invites all the kiddies ot soldiers, no matter what brfinch of the service, whether overseas, returned or deceased to .participate in this event. Parents or guardiaps may accompanyi^^ouriger children. ', ' - f In order that none may be overlooked, and so that tickets -good for street car fare to and from the grounds and good also -for entrance to the Christmas tree, may be mailed or delivered to ,each child .prior to pec.emb,er 14, parents or guardians of soldiers' ' kiddies-arSrequesteditolKll ouf the following coupon and ma^ It �net later than next Monday,'Dec. 2. (NOTB.-t^arents or guardians who have already handed .in the names of their children need not fill out the coupons, hs.; the committee already has the names listed.) problem will prove attractive to cev tain groups. The constitution of the Huetter na-' tion is not complicated,ibut is inelastic arid avoids complications that to the ordinary legal mind are a necessity "in everyday life. There is, of course, a president somewhere in the United States at present, the,head man of each community is the preacher, and under him are tl^e various bosses, such as the'farm boss, the boss carpefitsi;^ but apparently so f^r no political boss. Work is the chieC order ..of th^day, and every one must Igo to church- seven daj-s a "tveek and make it plain that mundane allrirements are to b,v.,.... $12.50 to $13.50 Suits selling at 4ri&v->  $5.95 $6.95 $7.95 $8.95 $9.95 SCHOOL GIRLS' DRESsi|ilg^ .- $4.00 and $4.50" Value8>||s>?-:i\^. The miss ot S years to 14 years will be''^'felBJRleased w'*'* '^"^ smart lines of. this attractive school dress thhtviyT'deyeldpfed of a self striped worsted" In the 'serviceable .brp>ynlaVf inSiVy BhadQsv;,"\yhlto plquo collar arid cuffs .form tho trimming, fea,it%eVJri'ikeepinf^-0. ftC rWith the s.lmi^lC st^le. ?4.00 and $4}5ft values.'F^^^ TWO STIRItiN&rSI^ Boys' aiid ijii^! isluies, /; ^:-.V:$l|65>-^^  Button bri lace/shoes Tin girls' and- Uttle gents' styles, sizes S to 10%. only. Friday |j cr and Saturday, pair .....,l�vy Yoiiths^ ai^ ;\slioiB8^#l(iM;,,:^,'- ; School 'shoes; jor.!,youths'-or ' misses',;-butt6riv^ft,laoef;\styta sizes livt&- >,>>,M.- "If � r s 'fit ^\ as age steals on. Tho men's atj/ire seems to be a sort of pnu-pieoe c:im.-hination suit and a aborts ja-.ket-icvi-dently 8 sensible arrantr^ment for jieo-ple -who do not worry ii'i-nit the creaK-es in their trousers or the whiteqess 1 boten" should lie added to the long list already in use in Huetterdville. The lady In our pirty was flr�|ly cod-vinced that if she culd introduce a spring hat for eacii woman Ui' thi' colony and a few variiflons to the pur ot their collars. The only difference , pie stockings, slip ciuld regenerate the of opinion in regard.to anything Ihey talked about was in' connection with the question, "What games do the little children play?" The boss farmer said that the* Tt whole loct. She evidently felt that the purple stockjiigs were the. weak spot in t!io liiifuf.ss nl tin' Hiifet.-f.rite organizatloiji pro'V^ng concluslvol� THB Atit'ly (ftll ttP.S com* la tbc mountalna. Hunting partlM pa-^trolled the vallsys sttlt grace ud untouched by frost. Ths lowar elop�a of tbe.riaic3 ground wei-� dark frXVn spruce, brighteuad hor� and 'tbsr* with the Ugbtar green of poplar ;e.nd willow. Hlgbsr stilt tha ipruas IforMta ollmbed In ever narrowtns t*lU up th� water fed i{>ilohoii, vhile hero and ther* large patchei ot poplar Kleaoed golden yellow, for tba frost WGfl nipping things at.six thousaad feet Above tho timber line th� grey crag* towered, their highest peaks and plAtMui ehlntna with th� vlrsln ^rlghtnwe of the flret enowe. In tho laldst of the mountnlni. etandiuc ftlone In epemlng a.ri�toor�llo nxclu-, KtoD, ths colored battlomants of Castle WouBtaln reached heavenward ebova the tlmbsr. Caello Mountain is a fre^ at nature^ For a hundred miles Caitlo Maintain in tha ,G�nacliaa; Ewifio Rook!**. \ ma^iao�nt apeBtman 'ot .^tha .'Rcdky 2Llouatal� ti'^eap, or V,sh6ru, zii'abiid dftlntily at aoma t�cdflr Jicliansi.' k shadow flitted ecrcss bis �yM, hut he paid no heed, for the lamba thto.^ v^era omnll In the spring woro now wull-growu and. could tako care of thomaalvcsv skould acme bold tVU3 rt '^J *' aoutb there Is nbtie Ukfl It. To thajdlan Paclllo frolsht train labov.ng north the range 'runs to the Arctic | along from Btihff to Lako l.ouls* with no similar outcropping. Eastward to the prWries whare the Upv/ Hlver erdabea Covrn tmm the first steps ot the foothills It Is not dupll-jcatadr but wcB^TWtrd. flfteen cr tweri-ty miles, there first appear signs ,bf similar formation. "" Is igneous rode t A mr.!], rl,".o on hf.p.\z. nrawled li;:e a fly up a Bteop "chimney"; swfat dripped from � hls/.vlpraw, his .br^ity was labored Si rho.,"'crept' El07c;iy' upwards, using hiirids and test, and cc&esalmfiai btftlfld � r8�1e natil fcM breathing - grew bormal �ad >tte iiraiiied muBolM faocame tMly.jtb*. hunter ndjust^- his r!fi� And i�ok prtUffiScary sight, 1: -vtut lata alter-, aooa and the Ilgtt was AtontXyt.. Isosov-thlrvg struck tho .rook �t tk^ foot of the shoop, "t?Kc-ae-d" off taM t!i� plea? dir. and then from  s. -'Siting ly- srortsn-.aa hp.,s apeat il thm-'ssnd io;;^frri^ to cb;ii;n, but la vaia.-i' � ^ ^, ^, . ;� ,scmctine;i his chip. Field giasae'a'f------ an. Caatlo^Mountalii, had told him the'sjyaridid buck was ttere/he fot/nd ItVltB'head IviuT up of th, .�-fh K^^"^^^''�"� H*^. above ur,d be v.'aqjed n.,jhot^at,thc '-^Js sjqpe. a/dark blotch on the cnbw,^ 2L.m ,f fniLt?/. '''fM'^^,^? of V^^-^^- At lift he fesch- it 5-".d, a pair of horns that miriy spaam of forgotten ages, thrust up In I :d tho plst.T.'vu �nd ico'-eH Ti'^-e " ' the_mldat^^of thn tt.mer pey^of sand-[five hur^clrat! yarris avp.v on t'.:s"ri'v- ;