• Short Summary

    AT INDEPENDENCE, IOWA...IN THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES...BEARDED AMISH FARMERS ARE DEFYING LOCAL AUTHORITY RATHER THAN?

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    MS. AMISH MAN WALKS OUT OF HOUSE.
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    2.
    MS AMISH MAN WALKS OVER TO POLICE CAR.
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    MS AMISH SCHOOLHOUSE.
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    4.
    MS MAN LOOKING IN DOOR.
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    MCU AMISH MAN WALKING.
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    MS AMISH MEN PAN TO POLICE CAR.
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    CU 5 AMISH MEN WALKING.
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    MS AMISH IN POLICE STATION.
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    AMISH HORSE AND BUGGY.
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    Background: AT INDEPENDENCE, IOWA...IN THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES...BEARDED AMISH FARMERS ARE DEFYING LOCAL AUTHORITY RATHER THAN SURRENDER RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLE IN THE FACE OF CHANGING TIMES.

    LAST WEEK (24 JAN) EIGHT MEN WERE ARRESTED BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO STATE-ACCREDITED SCHOOLS.THE AMISH -- A MENNONITE SECT -- LIVE A FRUGAL, AUSTERE LIFE, REJECTING MANY OF THE CONVENIENCES OF MODERN AMERICA.TRUE AMISH, FOR EXAMPLE, DO NOT DRIVE AUTOMOBILES; THEY RELY ON HORSE AND BUSSY; THEY USE HOOKS INSTEAD OF BUTTONS ON THEIR PLAIN GARB; THEY DENY THEMSELVES MANY OTHER THINGS MOST AMERICANS REGARD AS NECESSITIES.

    THE AMISH OF INDEPENDENCE SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO THEIR OWN ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE.THE TEACHERS ARE AMISH, WITH EIGHTH GRADE EDUCATIONS -- ALL THE SCHOOLING THAT THE AMISH CONSIDER NECESSARY.

    AUTHORITIES AT INDEPENDENCE SAY THE AMISH MAY OPERATE THEIR OWN SCHOOLS IF THEY HIRE STATE-CERTIFIED TEACHERS...OR IF THE AMISH YOUNGSTERS ATTEND STATE-APPROVED CLASSES AS WELL.THE AMISH REFUSED.THE EIGHT FATHERS PLEADED INNOCENT.THEY WERE RELEASED ON 25-DOLLARS BAIL EACH, PENDING A HEARING.ONLY 36 CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED IN THE DISPUTE, BUT THERE SEEMS LITTLE LIKLIHOOD THAT THE CHARGES AND ARRESTS WILL RESOLVE THE CONTROVERSY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZZSUR4GGS84FU9KXQ2Q0OFFH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZZSUR4GGS84FU9KXQ2Q0OFFH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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