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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Octaber It, THE LITHBRIDQI HERALD The Herald- District Land planning was forum topic HIGH RIVER (Special) Opinions about country residential development, recreation on agricultural land and the proposed new planning act were expressed at a recent Alberta Land Use Forum meeting here. Thirty residents of High River, Okotoks, Longview, Turner Valley, Cayley and Nanton districts formed two committees to draft briefs for a meeting scheduled to be held at p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Highwood Memorial Centre here. Jock Noble of Okotoks will head a group to study the effect of small holdings on land use A group headed by Mr. and Mrs Percy Gardiner of the Nanton district will look into recreation on agricultural land. Mrs J A. Hughes of Longview will collect any suggestions citizens may have to help those working on briefs. Any citizens are welcome to help out with these bnefs or to submit briefs of their own. All briefs will be read by toe Land Use Forum which reports to four cabinet ministers The forum will be recommending land use regulations and legislation toward the end of 1975. Public meetings for the forum are being conducted throughout the province. Citizens here voiced concern about the proufera- MAGRATH NEW ELM SPRING HUTTERITES MOVE TO THEIR NEW COLONY Brethren to first colony bought since freeze GRASSY llAKE (Staff) Fifty six people moved from a farm south of Magrath to their new holdings here this week Members of the New Elm Huttente Colony, formed in 1918 as a direct offshoot of the New Elm colony of Parkston, S to the new Ponderosa colony south of here Fifty four people stayed home with the "mother" colony. Hutterites came from Big Bend at Woolford, Birch Creek at Valier, Mont., Crystal Springs at Magrath, Acadia at Acadia Valleji, Roseglen at Hilda and Haven at Fox Valley, Sask colonies to help with the moving. There were also reunions with family members from Monarch, Cayley, Hanna, Parkland and Drumheller. Almost everything moved in the trucks was of a practical nature, such as household fur- niture Huttentes have few personal belongings. It was much the same as any moving day for any average Canadian although television sets, radios, record players and musical instruments were conspicuous by their absence Fifty four stayed at New Elm and 56 came to the Ponderosa colony. How did they decide.who would move? Families chose one 'of two ministers at New Elm. The ministers drew lots as to which group would move to the new colony. Said one woman "Sometimes moving is a problem. If somebody wants to be with their parents or something, you just switch around. Then you draw the lot.' We like to go in a nice way We don't want to hurt anyone." Were there any tears? "They all want to go because everything is new here but no, I didn't see any tears." It was an 85 mile move, by tion of country residents in the Foothills Municipal District, bringing shortages of law en- forcement officers, reports of "starving" horses on overgrazed acreages, and loss of .prime agricultural land to food production. Another concern is the conflict between recreationists and Ian-" downers The meeting called for tougher trespass laws and education of urban citizens in the rights of rural property owners. Some felt snowmobiles, motorcycles and all terrain vehicles pose an acute problem, as many landowners suffer damage to grass, ero- sion due to packing of snow into ice and cut fences. One rancher, who keeps a private recreational area open, reported much littering and damage: to trees. He suggested people who come to the country are killing the very environment which attracts them. Another landowner urged those attending the meeting to help the government help lan- downers to live with the recreationists, because "you can't stop more than people from coming out into the country in their spare time." Full utilization of public reserve lands dedicated due to rural subdivision was also urged. Some residents felt these lands couldybe better used for recreation. South In short Town to raise TABER (HNS) Financing arrangements for the "Spirit of '75" are expected to raise about to send 75 high school bandsmen and singers to England next summer. An auction is scheduled for the W. R. Myers High School -junior gym at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Auction articles are needed. A pickup service has been arranged. Those interested may con- tact James George, Bruce Milliken or the student musicians. An RCMP band concert, sponsored by the committee, will be held at the Myers school auditorium at S.p.m. Nov. 5. Ad- missions: for adults; for children and students. Raffle tickets on a trip to Hawaii for two are being sold. Catering has been arranged for a number of fall and winter ban- quets to raise more money for the tnp Blocks of seats have'been reserved on two airlines pending a final decision as to travel arrangements. A deposit has been made to hold accommodation at the London, England, YMCA. Plans are being made to have the band and chorus make a recording at a Lethbridge studio. A television appearance is upcoming for committee members and music directors Board members named ETZIKOM (HNS) Harry Cooper, Ron Harty and Kay Stromsmoe have been named to the Etzikom Co operative board, replacing provisional board members Leona Chesney, Olive Lanz and Ralph Lee Transferring to the permanent board are Charlie Rily, Neil Slimmons, Merle Collins and Glen Lee. Roy Ayerst has been named store manager, succeeding Terry Helps. Split Entry by ED B ARTEL 1410 CEDAR PLACE SHOW HOME Saturday, Oct 19th 2-5 p.m. BLOCK DOOR PRIZE SAT.. NOV. C" Co OrJve EM) on Forrwftry Ave to View this BeairUM custom home 133? ft. on floor, i open hearth fireplaces, maJwgany cupboards. floor utfttty area, covered paJiosnd mutfh more SaMrttor, TcwHoMt in mi District calendar NOBLEFORD Zone 3 of the Royal Canadian Legion will meet Oct 20 at NoWeford at 2 p.m. MILK RIVER Hie Belles and Beaux Square Dance Gab will conduct a dance at 8 p m. Tuesday at the Milk River Elks Hall FORT MACLEOD The Midnight Squares Dancing Club mil conduct a dance at p.m. Friday at the elementary school. SIMILAR IN SOUTH Plant life in the Arctic resembles in many ifcjpects that found m alpine regions of high mountains more than 000 miles south. using the Highway 52 shortcut .through Raymond, east along Highway 61, north on Highway 36 and then east again on a good oiled road "If you go through Lethbridge, it's, 100 miles Strong, unwavering faith and a conviction to withstand the pressures of the majority have kept the Huttente com- munity intact and basically unchanged in North America for more than 100 years The colonies are spread throughout the Prairie provinces and seven states.but the largest concentration is in Alberta with about peo- ple living on about 100 colonies Shortly after the controver- sial Communal Properties Act, which restricted land sales to Hutterites, was repealed, elders at New Elm near Magrath bought the former Penner's Ponderosa Quarter Horse Ranch. "They had a lot of money and no buildings and now we've got a lot of buildings and no quipped one elder. Indeed they have. Families left the older type row houses to move into modern eight plex buildings The ex- teriors are greyed green and white. The women are already sandpapering and varnishing interior woodwork and base- ment floors When finished, these will shine like the best acrylic television commer- cial In short, it's a beautiful place It was constructed by a 15 man work force under the leadership of Rev. Sam Entz. It has taken them about 18 months to build the barns, homes, shop and other facilities that turns a one family, acre farm into a 56 member community with all things in common. The Forty Mile County school committee has ordered one change Church and school Fire hall needed, mayor contends CRANBROOK (Special) Mayor Ty Colgur urged Cranbrook residents to vote for a satellite fire hall in the Nov 16 referendum, saying, "People don't look on it as an essential service until they need it" Aid. Steph Atchison says the present fire hall cannot ade- quately serve the community now. He says the situation will get worse as the city expands. Speaking on council's phone in television forum, Aid. Atchison said: "The first five .minutes are the most impor- tant. In two cases I can think of off hand, it takes more than 10 minutes (to get to the scene of a Aid. Atchison says that if firefighters cannot get to the scene of a blaze within 10 minutes, "they might as well stay home." Most of the questions residents phoned in concerned the fire hall rather than the two other proposed services covered by the referendum, storm sewers and roads. The fire hall project will cost taxpayers about over 20 years. This includes a mandatory 15 per cent con- tingency fee and interest The cost of the specialized building and training facility is about per square foot The new hall will provide a tower that can be used for ladder practices and in which fires can be set and ex- tinguished Aid Atchison did not promise the new fire hall would affect homeowners' fire insurance rates City council agreed the storm sewer system badly needs upgrading and expan- sion. "Whether people are willing to have their basements flood- ed and save money" or whether they want to solve these problems and accept an increase in taxes is the issue, says Aid Ron Powell. STEWARFS SIMMENTAL DISPERSAL KILLAM AUCTION MARKET KILLAM, ALBERTA MOM.. OCTOBER 21 Slav ait, Wahiwriojit, Albarta, 2 FULL BLOOD BULLS FARM MACHINERY AUCTION at the FARM, WAINWWGHT, ALBERTA Tuasday, Oct 22nd verjpfniriQ HKKK sew at wie r arvn lias oaafi aovo AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Mr. SWimt to Drop by md Own Mton MM. CAMROSE ft KILLAM AUCTION MARKETS BOX 1801 CAMROSE, ALBERTA PHONE (403) must be separated, say county councillors. "They won't allow us to have church in the school said one woman. "It's a different board around here. We have to build a new building for a church." This they will surely do. For Huttentes labor long hours and credit "the spirit, the wish to do God's for their success. Equipment and supplies for the new colony cost about "We have nice neighbors around at home and I think we can get them around here said another woman And a young man added- "We don't know what's here but we'll find out. God lakes care of us, even if we don't always get exactly what we want." Despite their financial success, the Hutterites aren't interested in money, says Rev. Entz "We just want to have enough money to get by and live our way df life. "The main thing is to serve God. We figure he comes first" NOW ON THE AIR FARM NEWS ajiL, a-nu, 12SO pjn., p.m. and pjn. withVERNKOOP Farm Director Friday, Nov. 1st at KILLAM AUCTION MARKET KILLAM, ALBERTA MAINE ANJOU DAY Top Quality Selected Cattle 144 Lots Selected to Sell 1-% Blood Brad Heifers 8-% Blood Opon Hetfefs 2-% Blood Cows with HoHora 88-% Blood Brad HoHora and Corn 47-% Blood Opon HoHora Shea: Bjrsantin, Crack, Cunia, Referi Covino II, Burat, Prairie Maine, Cunte, Damiar, Prairie BHtzard, Cocococa, Epbial. Dollar 2, DaNon, Touchdown, Bocfln. Camrose and Killam Auction markets Box 1MS, Camroaa, Albarta Phone Deal with the Kings CHIANINA DAY KHM Aattin KMM, Marti Wed., Oct 23rd pjn. r i TopQMlfy SELECTED CATTLE FEATUmtaa- 5% Embryo Transplants 44 Blood Bred Chianina Heifers serviced to Barbee Joe from Lawrence Johnson. Wetaskawin, Alberta 96 Blood Bred and Open Heifers. Reference sires Fedelio-Fuscello-Toronado-Falelto-Farro- Fonto-Friggto-Ferrero-Fadino-Fagteno-Rltipo. These Heifers cany the Chianina color. CAMROSE ft KILLAM AUCTION MARKETS ;