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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Monday, August 10, 1070 I t PACKED fans abound at Mosport, Onl., site of the Strawberry Fields -festival which ended Sun- day. Many visitors, including most of the Americans present, stayed for the full three days camping on. the racetrack's grassy infield. A Woodstock atmosphere pre- More Thau Musical Happening U.S. Lethal Nerve Gai To Be Dumped In Ocean By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A heavily-guarded munitions (tain rolled out of Richmond, Ky., today carrying 113 obsolete nerve-gas rockets toward a bur- ial at sea. The United States Army was preparing to start 'moving similar shipment of gas by ra from the Anniston, Ala., depo later in the day. Both trains will converge o Sunny Point, N.C., later in th week where the rockets, vai-aa as me young people enjoyed top recording per- sonalities, free food and a wide-open drug market. Officials estimated attendance at half of them without paying the three-day admission price. Attend Rock Festival MOSPORT. Ont. (CP) "It was mind-blowing to Thousands of youths todayjthese junkies come in and la streamed on to roads and high- down their dope on the table f ways leading from the Straw- j the Mr. Macdo 1 -1J "ij berry Fields rock music festival site, trying to catch a ride back home. They held up signs which read Boston. Philadelphia and even Los Angeles. But thousands of others stayed at the SCO-acre auto rac- ing park although the festival officially is over. Police said they would not interfere with the youths. John Stone, reeve of Clarke Township, said it would be bet ter perhaps to extend the festi val rather than have everyom jam the highways at the same lime. To the youngsters, the festiva was more than just a musica happening. Mike Macdonald of Toronto said as the festival drew to a dose Sunday night: "It's a religious event." "Here you find a lot more love, charity, understanding ant brotherhood than you find in most Christian congregations.' Mi-. Macdonald spoke from the position of having seen the best and worst sides of a rock festival. During the three-day event at- tended by more than peo- ple, he was a volunteer at the on-site medical centre winch handled an average of cases daily, about 300 of them Involving drugs and the rest mainly cuts, bmises and sun- burn. Mr. Macdonald spoke of the brotherhood and community .feeling that such a festival could arouse in young people who only days earlier were total strangers. DONATE DRUGS As an example, he said that when the health unit needed more methadon, a heroin substi- tuet used to treat heroin users, other users brought some in from their own supplies. 307 6th SI. S. HALE OPTICAl COMPANY ITD. Gary Martin Dispensing Optician 327-7152 aid said. Drugs were a definite part the festival, as was semi- an total nudity and uninhibite love-making. The site was 55 miles east Toronto, in Clarke Townshi Earlier this year, the townsh passed a bylaw forbidding but motor sports events at th park. When the Strawberry Fiek promoters got their festival under the guise of a motorcy! racing event featuring some liv musical entertainment, torney-general's office the sough an injunction from the Suprem Court of Ontario to stop it, bu this was denied. The festival went on and thou sands of young people, mos from the United States where had been widely advertised as major rock festival, spent th three days soaking up sun, mak ing friends and enjoying th music of such entertainers Jose Feliciano; Melanie; Th Grand Funk Railway; Te Years After and Procol Harum Most were part of a continu ous drug scene that went ob served by about 300 provincia police officers who stayed out side the park. Fisherman Dies In Boat Mishap SLAVE LAKE (CPJ pa Jones, 43, of the Grouard Mis sion District, drowned either Friday night or early Eaturdaj after a boat capsized on Lesser Slave Lake in north central Alberta. Police said Jones and three companions were fishing abou hree miles offshore when arge wave overturned the joat. All were wearing life- jackets. The four men clung to the capsized craft but Jones was swept away by another large vave. His body was found washed ashore Saturday night. The other three men stayed with the boat until it was washed ashore earlier in the day. INTRODUCTORY OFFER UNTIL AUGUST 20th ONLY ROSEWOOD Manufactured Homes are elegant and very practical in pries NO UMIT TO DESIGN FRAMED ON YOUR SITE Example: 1040 sq. ft., 3 bedroom home erected on your property. Special Basic Homo package Includes oil insulation, drywall, doors, windows, and Corfon floor covering throughout. Specially appointed Roily Jalbert P.O. BOX 763 IETHBRIDGE local dealer satisfaction. WRITE TO: OR to guarantee your ROSEWOOD P.O. BOX 519 EDMONTON Phone 429-0801 Many swam nude .in a nearb creek while others wandere nude through the crowds. They camped in tents, unde plastic shelters stretched be- tween trees, in, under and o top of their vehicles or just o under the open sky. Some cooked meals ova campfires while others lined for free food from booths set u by a Toronto restaurant, or tronized the several concession. set up in the 600-acre park are, The absence of uniformed police told a news conferenc Sunday police expected to ar rest a number of drug pushers He said four or five person who had sold drugs, all of them Americans, had been photo graphed and their vehicle lie ence plates recorded by plain clothes officers. Although the festival ended Sunday night, the promof ers indicated some local groups would provide entertainmen oday as many of the young teople took their time breaking :amp. Government Program Approved ROME TReuters) Premier1 Cniilio Colombo presented to arliament today his govern- ment's program, approved unanimously by his four-party entre-left cabinet. The program for Italy's 32nd overnment since Fascist times assured of, legislative ap- roval. since the coalition of Co- omho's own Christian Demo- rats, the Socialists, Social )emocrats and Republicans old a comfortable majority in olh houses. The Chamber of DepuSes ower house) was expected to art debate on it later today nd give the 50-year-old bache- r economist a vote of confi- er.ce Wednesday. In tlie Senate, action is ox- ected Thursday or Friday. Among the problems to be iced by the new government, afler a political crisis illowing the resignatioi July R tile last coalilion cabinet, are edges of expensive economic and the necessity for i iproving the balance ents. Seeks End To Future Rock Events JACKSON, Mich. (API Many of the youths at Michigan's first rock festival headed home today weary from three days of outdoor living while the governor indicated he might try to block a second such event. The next festival at Goose Lake Park, east of Jackson, is scheduled for the Labor Day weekend. However, Michigan Gov. William Milliken issued a statement Sunday in Missouri, where he is attending a gover- nors' conference, that he had asked his legal adviser, Joseph Thibodeau, to "determine what legal bases local or state au- ;horities may have for denial of future permits for such events." In addition, Milliken said he iad asked the state police direc- .or Frederick Davids to "ensure .hat evidence is carefully col ected and documented so that drug pushers can be arrested and prosecuted. Drugs were reported sold openly at the festival. Some ve- licles displayed signs advertis- ng "Speed" (Methedrine! 'Acid" or "Mescaline' and other drugs. At Sunday night's perform- ance, a 114-foot cigarette said to )e made of marijuana was lit and smoked. The band perform- ing at the time interrupted its wunding rhythm to smoke it irst, termed it a "peace nd then passed it into the audi- nee. Officials of Goose Lake Park aid there were no acts of viol- nce during the festi- al, that no one became sen- usly ill because of drugs, and lat the youths remained calm nd well-behaved as a rule. Sheriff's deputies agreed aere was less trouble from the than they expected. Dep- ties did not enter the private grounds during the festival. More than 130 youths were ar- eted outside the park and jailed, mostly on narcotics iarges. Manson Witness Granted Immunity From Prosecution LOS ANGELES (AP) ings of Miss Tate and six other Linda Kasabian was granted last August. She said she wen immunity from prosecution to the in u r d e r scenes bi the Sharon Tate slayings tod after Charles Hanson's lawy demanded but was denied mistrial on grounds she lying." i Superior Court Judge Char] H. Older said: "I believe th when a witness testifies unc the conditions Mrs. Kasabi has in this case, she has ii munity as a matter of law." He added: "The people ha presented the petition for im munity and I have signs The motion for a mistrial is c Irving Kanarek, the shaggy-haired Man so charged with murder in tl seven killings along with Hu- gh-Is, argued that Mrs. K, abian should have been grante immunity before she took stand as the state's star wi ness. This, he said, would prevented her from tailorin testimony to win immunity. The immunity ruling came the request of the defenc which said immunity might fre Mrs. Kasabian to recant he testimony if she wished. TESTIFIES 10 DAYS The pe.tite, samdy-haire mother of two has spent 10 da; telling her versions of the kl Forest Fire Snuffed Out FORT SMITH, N.W.T. (CP) A forest fire in the heart of ie mile whooping habitat in Wood Buffalo ational Park was declared out" Sunday by national parks epartment officials. Sixty whooping cranes, the ily ones known to exist in a Id state in the world, use the irk straddling the border be- Alberta and the North- est Territories as their sum- nesting grounds. Fifteen ore cranes are in captivity in e United Slates as part of a int Canada-U.S. program ve them from extinction. to CLC Urges Government Intervention OTTAWA (CP) The mari time committee of the Canadian Labor Congress submitted brief to Trade Minister Jean Luc Pepin today calling for gov ernment intervention to sav the Canadian shipbuilding in dustry. The CLC brief said the Indus try has no future unless the gov ernment adopts a maritime pol icy based on a nucleus of ship built in Canadian yards, main tained in Canadian repair facili ties, manned by Canadian offi cers and men, and capable o lifting a significant portion o Canada's overseas trade and al of Canada's coastal trade. The brief is the CLC's answer to a report presented to Mr Pepin early in June by the com mittee on shipbuilding in Can ada, composed of representa lives of the industry. Tlie CLC brief commendet the report generally but disa greed with several of its recom- mendations. Its major shortcomings', the brief said, were its failure to specify the basic priorities of a national maritime policy and its implicit faith in competitive market forces as sufficient an- swer to the industry's problems. North England Is Sliakeii By Earth Tremor r> "5. Calgary Power Worker Killed WESTLOCK (CP) -Eric Trcdgat, 50, of Ban-head, a Cal- gary Power Ltd. worker, was By Union OTTAWA (CP) Trawler fishermen on strike for union recognition in Nova Scotia were assured full support and a donation Monday from the Ca- nadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport and General Work electrocuted Saturday wliiic ers. mailing repairs on a power line j The domitkm was approved at near this community, 30 miles I a weekend meeting of the CBMT north "f Kdmontnn. InalJoiwl executive in Ottawa, PRESTON, England (Reut- ers) An earth tremor shook the north of England for more than four seconds Sunday night. It was the first such tremor in living memory. 'Hie meteorological office in this northwest town said it was flooded with calls from people who felt the tremor. There were no reports of damage or injuries. A police spokesman at near- by Penrith said: "All the people who called us reported hearing two bangs followed by a rumbling that lasted a few seconds." A two second tremor at Chi- chcstcr in southern England last January was the last re- corded earth movement in Brit- ain. Tlie only major recorded earthquake was in Uindon in 1750. harmed no one and stood oui side as a lookout. Mrs. Kasabian, 21, wa charged with murder conspir acy with the other defendant but not brought to trial wit them. She has said she one was a member of Manson's hip pie-type "family" but fled terror after the killi t s. Chief prosecutor Aaron Stov ite told the judge the state post poned a formal immunity gran because "we fear for the safety of Linda Kasabian." 'It would be best for her tc stay in custody." LANA SUNUSTROM richer Teenager Wins Top Derby Prize EDMONTON (CP) Lana lundstrom, 19, of Edmonton was planning a trip to Europe nest month but now she can ravel first class. Miss Sundstrom held (he icket on Canadian Derby win- ner Swinging Apache Saturday and collected in Alber1- a's first major sweepstake. "I didn't even know my tick- et was picked out of the first 00 (drawn Wednesday) until I ead it in the paper the next Miss Sundstrcm said in m interview Sunday. "I igured I would win at most." She is assistant editor of the letis News, a publication of he Metis Association of Alber- a. When she drew the favorite ne man offered her for ticket and a group of men ffered her She had not een to a race before and knew othing about the horse "but I ecided to go for broke." The trip to Europe was plan- ed two months ago but Miss undstrom said she now will ike her mother along if she to go. M. Florko of Two Hills on the second prize, Stenvall of Edmonton QO, Clara Johnson of Etzikom, ,000, C. R. Meredith of dmonton The remaining was 1 v e n away in consolation Alberta's second yeepstake will be held Sept. 5 itli the running of the Stam- de Futurity Stake in Calgary. World's Fail- Passes Mark OSAKA, Japan (AP) Vis- itors to Osaka's Expo '70 fair passed the 45-mil- lion mark today, 15 days earlier than the mark recorded at Hie Montreal exposition in offi- cials reported. They said persons have visited Expo '70 since it opened March 15. It ctesca Sept, 13. cased in concrete and slcei jackets, will be scuttled in wa- ters feet deep, 282 miles east of Cape Kennedy, Fla. A pilot train carrying decon- tamination teams, ambulances, and medical personnel preceded the munitions train out of Rich- mond. It was running 55 min- utes ahead of the main caravan. The army kept the routes se- cret but said the shipments would move through thinly pop- ulated areas. By highway, it is about 540 miles from Anniston and about 645 miles from Rich- mond to the North Carolina coast. The army said there is no danger of leakage from the vaults. Army chemical experts wil accompany the shipments anc their mechanical gas-leak detec- tors will be backed up by 12 rabbits and 12 pigeons, highly sensitive to gas. Army spokesmen said similar shipments in the future will be unnecessary because ('he army is developing a method of de- composing the gas at the mili- tary bases where it is stored. Congressional sources said the Anniston train will pass through the Georgia cities of Bremen, Griffin, Macon and Athens before angling up through the Carolinas to an ocean terminal at Sunny Point, N.C. The train is to move no faster than 35 miles an hour. Gov. Lesler Maddox, of Geor- gia offered to ride atop the train to demonstrate his confidence in ihe army's safety precautions. The Army said it had no orders permitting him aboard. But Representative Tim Lee Carter (Rep. Ky.) says he will be or the Blue Grass D.epot train until it leaves Kentucky "to help allay fear among the residents." Dissent has been expressed by e number of persons, among ;hem Florida Gov. Claude Kirk, three congressmen from his state and U Thant, secretary- general of the United Nations. Thant said disposal of the gas n international waters would vi- olate a UN General Assembly resolution on pollution of the high seas. The slate department denied this. Kirk and the congressmen ap- pealed to Defence Secretary Melvin Laird to halt the dump- ing opposed by environmen- talists who fear pollution of tlio ocean. The army contends that ocean will render the gas harm- less by dilution if salt watei' or pressure racks the vaults. The disposal plan was also criticized by consumer advocate Ralph Nader. He said the plan should not have been devised solely by the army, but should have been considered by a broad range of scientists. A British delegation contain- ing representatives from the Bahamas and Bermuda also was coming to the United Sates to review ihe plan, because of island fears of ocean contamina- tion. The U.S. Embassy in Lon- don said the gas will not be bur- ied at sea before Aug. 18. About 1.440 nerve gas vaults were sunk in the Atlantic be- tween June 1967 and June 1968. The 418 containers hold rockets which in fairn contain nerve gas so potent that one tiny drop can kill a man in min- utes. The army said disposal must take place because the warheads ar.e leaking. The rock- ets each contain 11 pounds of gas. Find Body Of Woman In Calgary CALGARY (CP) Ralph Dwight Rempfer, 26, Of Cal- gary was charged with non- capital murder Sunday follow- ing the death Saturday of a 21- year-old woman. Police said the body of Mary Jane Hpshowski, form- erly of Vernon, B.C., was found in a downtown Calgary apart- ment which Miss Hoshowsld shared with another woman. No further details were re- eased. WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT 70 ABOVE ZERO AT NOON SUNRISE TUESDAY SUNSET etlibridge .......79 49 incher Creek 76 52 Vaterton (approx) 76 52 'edicine Hat 78 49 dmonton ........72 48 asper.......... 68 53 anff........... 68 43 algary 75 52 ranbrook.....78 46 ictoria......... 71 51 enticton........81 54 rince George 64 52 .01 amloops....... 81 53 ancouver 70 54 askatoon....... 74 48 egina 77 49 'innipeg........82 48 85 Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's........73 Halifax ..........77 Fredericton......85 Charloftetown 83 Chicago.........tti Miami.......... 88 Los Angeles ......82 Las Vegas .......108 .16 FORECAST Lethbridge Medicine Hat Sunny with highs 75-80. Tuesday: Sunny with lows 50-55, highs near 80. Columbia-Koqtenay Sunny with a few afternoon cloudy periods today. Highs today and Tuesday 80-85. Lows overnight 45-50S. HURRYI HURRY! HURRY! GIGANTIC INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE Off All Our Stock Save On TRACTORS COMBINES SWATHERS f MERCHANDISE ALL STOCK You pay half the price of any merchandise in stock with wheat or barley and the other half may be financed. THAT'S AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES COUTTS HIGHWAY Ph. 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.M. TODAY COURTESY OF AMA Highway 3 west. There is re-paving between Lethbridge and Monarch. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. Between C o 1 enian and the B.C. border paving is in progress causing slight de- lay in traffic. There is also some construction work 4 to 5 miles east of Creston. Highway 5 Lethbridge to Base course paving is finished. There are some rough sections. Motorists are asked to watch for men and equipment. PORTS ON ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls 24 hours: Carway 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. MST, Chief Mountain 8 a.m. to 0 p.m. Dei Bonita 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Rooscvi.llo, B.C., 7 a.m. to .11 p.m.; Kingsgato, B.C., 2-1 hours; Porthill.Rykerls 8am to imdnuhi. ;