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   Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - June 14, 1971, Albuquerque, New Mexico                                More riot stories and pictures on Pages A-8, B-l, B-2, B-8, C-l The Albuquerque Tribune LOCAL FORECAST: Partly cloudy warmer. High today 92, tomorrow 93. Reg. U.S. Vol. 53, No. 26 Sfcond Postage I'M Aimwuernuc. S.M. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday, June 14, 1971 36 Pages in Four Sections HOME EDITION p.m. Stock Prices PRICE: TEN CENTS 40c WEEKLY riot-ready troops roll in City gives okay for Rally in Roosevelt Park Torching spree starts 36 fires SCHOOL ANNEX IN FLAMES: One of two frame stucco annexes to the Albuquerque Public Schools Administration Building, 724 Maple. SE, is consumed in flames early today after rioters IKM hr Norm Utrpm.) threw fire bombs at it. The Fire Department reported both annexes and Cee-Vee Liquors, 1417 Coal SE, were leveled by fires. The fires were set by rioting mobs. Just what touched off the not? By WILL McDANIEli AND JACK SWICKARD Tribune Staff Writers Reports from police and rioters about what set off the riot in Roosevelt Park last night differ. Police Sgt. Robert Marray said the riot was touched off after "four or five officers were sent to the park to arrest some young people drinking in public. "Four or five of them were Sgt. Murray said. Melon Rinds "While the officers were trying to put them in a patrol car other people in the park started throwing things at he added. Murray said the officers WHAT TOUCHED, pg. A-8 Tribune Index Ann Landers..........B-5 Comics.............D-8 Editorial ............B-4 Horoscope ...........B-3 Inside the Capital......C-a Jumble .............A-lO Markets..............C-10 Mr. Fix-It............B-S Obituaries............B-5 Spprti............C-J-3-4 The Aftuqwnimi TiibuM NfW Mtxtco'i By WAYNE GREGORY Tribune Staff Writer Rioters armed with cans of gaso- line rampaged through Albuquerque, touching off 36 fires in an period. The "torching" spree burned three buildings to the ground, causing losses estimated at more than million, Fire Chief Ray Kuhn said. The rioters some of them brandishing guns and most of them heaving rocks blocked firemen's efforts to fight these fires, Chief Kuhn said. Buildings Destroyed Destroyed were: one-story barracks structures at 720 Maple SE used by the Albuquerque Public Schools as a center for audio-visual materials. Cee-Vee Liquor Store and Grocery, 1417 Coal SE. Chief Kuhn said these fires definitely were caused by "Molotov cocktails." Extensively Damaged Extensively damaged by fire and smoke was the American Furniture Co. 211 Fourth NW., The destruction by fire also included two police cars, a storage shed and an office build- ing. Chief Kuhn said the APS structures and the liquor-grocery store were leveled because rioters kept firemen from reaching the blazes. 'Shooting at Us' "They were shooting at us and throwing rocks at Kuhn said. "We cnn't pull crews into an area if they are going to be shot at and we just won't do the chief said. Kuhn said the fires at the APS stniclures and the liquor-grocery burned out of control "for at least two-hours before we could get In there." The two frame-stucco buildings near the APS Administration Building just City okays new rally at park By BOB STOREY And LAURA ROBERTSON Tribune Staff Writers City Commission Chairman Chrlcs Barnliart said today that a meeting of young people called for this afternoon in Roosevelt Park would be allowed to take place. The meeting was called by the Black Berets. "If the meeting is for peaceful purposes it will be allowed to Mr. Barnhart said. But he added that any evidence that the group might leave the park in a body would be regarded as a disturbance and dealt with accordingly. Strict Meiimra Strict measures to prevent or quell any further distur- bances in the city tonight were announced today by police and city officials. The measures include a partial cltywtde curfew from 7 p.m. today to 6 a.m. tomorrow. They said some armed men are standing by to deal with any disturbance. Stay Home Parents were urged to keep their children at home tonight and particularly away from Rootevell Park. "This will not be a City Commission Chairman Chirks Barnhart warned. TIM curfew which will be Convoy of N.M. National Guardsman rolls into Albq And in full-combat dress the troops move into their alert areas By RALPH LOONEY AND THE TRIBUNE STAFF Thirteen-hundred riot-ready National Guardsmen rolled into Albuquerque short- ly before noon today to prevent another wild and fire-ripped night of insurrection here. The steel-helmeted troops carried rifles, bayonets in scabbards and full battle gear as they deployed at two strategic spots to await a possible call into action. Six-hundred 'and fifty Guardsmen camped at the State Fairgrounds. Another 650 were stationed at the Guard Armory on Wyoming Boulevard NE. Long convoys of green Army trucks raced into the city after a hurry-up callback from El Paso, Tex., where the units had started a summer camp on Saturday. The units will be on alert in the event more 33 injured, 5 seriously, n MILLION, HO nVl Ht CITY OKAYS, A-4 trouble erupts after an uneasy calm settled over the city this morning. Another 700 Men Ready They could be supplemented by another 700 State and City Police, sheriff's'units, and .police auxiliary units if needed. The lumbering Army trucks moved in as thousands of dollars worth of glass broken in last night's rioting was being cleaned up by merchants. Calm fell on Albuquerque only after a small army of 100 city and state policemen subdued rioters in a bloody melee in Roosevelt Park shortly before dawn today. Advanced Into the Park Heavily armed, the 70 city officers and 30 State Policemen advanced into the park firing shotguns loaded with birdshot. They rounded up about 150 persons, most of. them young adults, wounding 11 of them in the process, reported Capt. James LaRue. The cleanup came in the garish light of flames from two burning Albuquerque Public Schools barracks type buildirig, Move With Coordination In contrast to the disorganization displayed in earlier police efforts in the park, officers moved with coordination and dispatch. They wielded nightsticks and gunbarrels, separating rioting groups. Four were pushed into the street and told to lie down. An Associated Press reporter said one youth was whacked on the head with a shotgun when he tried to raise his head. The riot had begun in the same park at about 6 last night during an attempted arrest. A mob of about 500 hurled rocks nnd torched four police cars and drove an inadequate force of officers to retreat. Raged Through Downtown Albq The mob later attacked Police Headquarters and the City Hall and raged unchecked through downtown Albuquerque, looting and setting fires. Police feared that the uneasy calm was only the eye of the hurricane. "Some of the injured rioters told us ttt RIOT-READY, pagf A-I during night of rioting By HOWARD BRYAN Tribune Staff Writer Thirty-three persons were taken to three Albuquerque hospitals for treament of in- juries suffered in the rioting. Thirteen of them remained in the hospitals today, five of them in critical or serious condition. There were no fatalities. Bernalillo County Medical Center received 14 of the vic- tims. This is the list released by BCMC: Vernon Callctt, 419-B San Felipe NW, admitted with head injury. Charles Kaing, no age, of Fresno, Calif., admitted with head injury. David McMain, 18, 627 Chama SE, Apt. 1, admitted with gunshot wounds in arms and legs, satisfactory con- dition. Thomas Hicks, 27, also of 627 Chama SE, Apt. 1, admitted with gunshot wounds in stomach and legs, satisfactory condition. Tony Garcia, 13, of 1260 Third SW, head injury, held for observation. Raymond II c. r n e 31, newsman for KDEF, head cut caused by rock, treated and released. Eladio Rodriguez, 20, of 2222 Los Padillas SW, cut on hand, treated and vclcnscd. Robert Conlrcras, 20, of 2426 Merran SW, gunshot wound in thigh, treated and released. John Graff, 23, of 1402 Silver SE, gunshot wounds in left arm and left thigh, treated and released, returned and held for further treatment. Mark Braltey, 21, of 1612 Cagua NE, photographer for Albuquerque News, fractured ribs from beating, treated and released. Willie Emerson, 21, of 407 Arno SE, stab wounds in right shoulder, treated and released. William Ayze, 16, of 914 Walter SE, admitted for treatment of gunshot wound in elbow, satisfactory conditon. Larry Munoz, 19, of 3136 Montano NE, gunshot wound in right forearm, treated and released. Ronald Benson, 17, no ad- dress available, cuts on arm, treated and released. Presbyterian Hospital released this list of 10 victims taken to that hospital: Policeman Arthur R. Thompson, 23, of 2332 Vermont NE, head injuries from rocks, held for observation. Policeman Maurice Moya, 24, of 589 Heather Lane SW, head injuries from rock, held for observation. Policeman Robert Brillhart, sec 33 INJURED, page A-8 BULLETIN City officials this after- noon decided to keep downtown Central Av- enue open. Bill Dnrnoll, assistant to (he city mniiHRi-'r, .said Central Avenue would re- main open "unless .sonic- happens that makes it necessary In close It." City officials Issued nn appeal fo nil citizens to stay out of downtown atta unless their Is urgent.   

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