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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Hutterite tax appeal lost EDMONTON An appeal by a Hutterite against about million in income taxes levied by federal government between 1961 and has been dismiss- ed by a federal court judge. Mr. Justice John in a judgment handed down in jj Ottawa two weeks ago and made public here jected the arguments of J. A. counsel for presented during a special three-day sitting the Federal Court of Canada in Edmonton last September. The appeal was launched by the Darius-Leut Hutterite S j me appeal was launcnea oy UK uanus-ueui Group on a tax board review decision in 1972 S which upheld income tax assessments made by the revenue department during the five-year period. The group is one of three in Canada and the States. It consists of some 64 colonies scattered Saskatchewan and Alberta with the majority of them Alberta. J OWED THEM MONEY The group claimed the government owed them thes money paid by the group in income taxes between 1961 and 1966. It said the government vacated in 1968 the assessments ij made against the Hutterian group during the 196146 period. The Darius-Lent group said the revenue signed an agreement of understanding with two Hutterite groups specifying they would be taxed on a per- j sonal income basis rather than as a which had i been the case between 1961 and 1968. the Darius-Leut group did not sign the agreement. Members argued that their religion prohibits them from owning property individually so they could not be X tntri'kj't nn rt- V Frtdev. TNI LITHMIOOI HlfULO 8 War gas to be neutralized SUFFIELD Plan to neutralize 700 tons of mustard gas stored for more than 25 years at the Defence Research Establishment here have been completed. Clay establishment's said Thursday. Mr. Iverson. in an inter- said the defence depart- ment has approved plans to render the deadly gas ineffec- tive. The gas has been stored in lead-lined vaults since the end of the Second World War. He said the destruction process involves two stages. First tte gas will be changed chemically to in inocuous li- quid called thiodiglycol with the second stage thermal destruction of that liquid. 'The process is safe and 100 per cent effective in destroy- ing the be said. Estimated cost of the process is Mr. Iverson stressed en- vironmental pollution resulting from the destruction will be minimal. When the liquid is burned the byproducts are carbon water sulphur dioxide and hydrochloric acid. He said the acid is completely removed by water scrubbing and the sulphur is SO per cent removed by the same process. The remaining sulphur diox- ide will be released into the atmosphere over a period of months from a smokestack that conforms to environmen- tal protection legislation. total sulphur dioxide released will be less than one- half the amount released in one day in all of he said. tax taxed on a personal income basis. The appeal asked the government to return the money paid from 1961 to saying the assessments were j vacated when the new taxing arrangements were made with the revenue department. Mr. Matheson said the individuals of each Hutterite 5 colony renounce private property and the right to payment for their work and therefore have no earnings and no taxable income. MERE DEPOSITORIES Mr. Justice Urie's 23-page judgment said Hutterites receive income as defined by the Income Tax Act. The cor- 8 porations to which the earnings of colonies went were depositories for the income earned by each Since no distinction could be drawn between individual each was the recipient of an equal share of the net income. Mr. Justice Urie said the fac that members assigned their income before earning does not make the result different than if the assignment had been made after earning the money. He also rejected a claim by Mr. Matheson that a Hutterite is a member of a religious order sworn to perpetual therefore able to deduct from his income the total amount paid to the order. the main purpose for which the as distinct from the is constituted is farming for said Mr. Justice Urie. Holiday flights could be hit Israeli father weeps Weeping father of Israeli war casualty is pulled from memorial marker by daughter in cemetery near Jerusalem. Funeral services were performed Thursday for Israeli soldiers buried in unkown graves. A marker is placed in military even though body is missing. Soldiers get hospital By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Concern that the break down in negotiations between Air Canada and the Canadian Airlines Employees Association could lead to reduced or interrupted air ser- vice over the Christmas and New Year's holiday period was voiced by MP's in the commons transport com- mittee Thursday. Yves chairman of Air confirmed negotiations had been broken off for the time being when he was questioned on the point in the committee by John Lundrigan However he was optimistic. He told the committee that CALEA has been without a signed contract since the end of September and negotiations have been going on since Au- gust. CALEA represents ticket agents and other ground B.C. trailer premiums set VANCOUVER Owners of recreational trailers in .British Columbia will be compelled to buy separate insurance for them when Autoplan goes into effect March 1. The which will give public liability and acci- dent benefit coverage as a basic will range From to a year depending on trailer weight. In owners will be able to buy optional damage coverage on a sliding scale. Ted director of research for the government insurance said the insurance will be tied in with the trailers' licence in the same way that vehicle in- surance is being operated. The insurance will have to M purchased at the same time is the plates are renewed. which are nounted on the back of pickup do not have to be icensed and will not be sub- ect to compulsory insurance. grants for centres OTTAWA Native riendship centres will receive nore than million in ederal grants during the next hree the secretary of tate department announced ere. The which offer ssistance to native people noving into urban centres. Mil have an annual rant fund to draw from. workers who are the direct contact between Air Canada and the public. Closely questioned in the committee by opposition members on the reasons why Air Canada was encountering so much labour difficulty Mr. Pratte said he would prefer not to convert the commons committee into a labour negotiating committee. He said the negotiations were be- ing carried on by the repre- sentatives of Air Canada and he did not wish to say anything that might affect those negotiations adversely. OTTAWA A 20 bed hospital will be in operation in the Cairo area within a day to serve Canadian soldiers in the United Nations Emergency Force. Gen. J. A. chief of defence announced this Thursday after news reports were received criticiz- ing conditions Canadians are living under in the Middle East. The general said in an inter- view that the hospital unit and staff took off for the Middle East earlier Thursday in re- sponse to concerns he has felt about the care of sick and in- jured Canadians serving in the Middle East peace force. He said plans for the ship- ment of the hospital and including two were made on the weekend. The hospital should be in Cairo by this morning and can be set up in 10 hours. The general said the arrival of the additional staff will there are 45 Canadian medical people plus six dental workers in the Middle East. Earlier Thursday Maj. Jean-Paul Vezina of Quebec a senior Canadian medical officer in told The Canadian Press in an interview that he has asked to be relieved and is returning home in disgust with the lack of facilities at the Canadian headquarters camp He complained of living a and about the case of two Canadian soldiers injured in an auto accident who went without examina- tion or treatment for six hours because of the lack of medical facilities. Gen. Dextraze said he had been concerned about the conditions worked and lived under and was particularly concerned about medical facilities. Under Security Council agreement the who share the support role in UNEF with are supposed to provide field hospitals. But the general said he was concerned that Canadians might not receive adequate treatment while the Poles were getting their hospital services into place. So arrangements were made to provide Canadian medical facilities for Canadians until UN arrangements were complete. The Canadian plans include air evacuation to West or if such is necessary tor serious cases. Surgeons will be able to per- form major surgery in the Ca- nadian something that is not always available in two Cairo which un- der agreement with the are to handle UNEF cases un- til Polish hospital facilities are ready. the general re- sponded to a Canadian Press story earlier Thursday which said that some Canadians were wondering what all the rush was about in getting them to Egypt and which reported complaints about liv- ing conditions there. 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