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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SUNNY HIGH FORECAST TUESDAY 75. The Lethbridge Herald VOL. LXV 148 LETHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1972 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS PAGES Rock group fans stage wild riot By G1NNY GALT VANCOUVER (CP) City police executives were to meet today in the wake ot a violent two-hour riot1 outside the Rolling Stones rock concert Saturday night in which 31 policemen and several demonstrators were injured as an angry mob hurled rocks, bottles and fire- bombs. Police Superintendent Ted Oliver, who headed anti- riot forces, said Sunday police were especially con- cerned by tlie appearance of Molotov o- linc-iilled" bottles with wicks. At least four police cars, including two RCIiIP ve- hicles, were damaged by the exploding Mololov cock- tails. Two ot the cars were burned and two had win- dows blown out. Police estimated that more than persons were involved in the two-hour battle with more than 200 po- lice wliicli began outside the Pacific Coliseum shortly after the concert got under way. The ticket-holders inside the building were unaware of the riot until it was all over. Charged Thirteen persons were arrested and by Sunday 11 had been charged with offences ranging from posses- sion of explosives to assaulting police. Eleven policemen were taken fo hospital with in- juries ranging from cuts, bruises and fractures to con- cussion and a cracked sternum. Police said several residents in the vicinity of tha Coliseum, located on the grounds of the pacific na- tional exhibition in the city's east end, reported acts of vandalism and wilful damage to property. The Stones' show resulted In violence from the day tickets went on sale last month. At that time, a gang of youths went on a rampage and smashed more than worth of sound equipment at Empire Stadium, also on the PNE grounds. On Saturday, the trouble started shortly after the concert began witli most of the ticketholders nlrcady inside. About 90 police were on band at the start, but (heir numbers quickly grew as the riot developed. Call mounted police A six-man mounted police squad was brought in and foot patrolman were armed with 30-inch wooden riot slicks and plastic-visored riot helmets. Real trouble began when two smoke bombs were thrown into the lobby of the Coliseum, followed by a mob of about 200 youths who tried to storm the glass doors, they were turned back by police. Molotov cocktails were introduced about an hour lifter the disturbance began when a group of youths a block from the concert hall began tossing the bombs at passing cars. Then a Molotov cocktail exploded under a "moving] police car, which accelerated away leaving a pool of lire in the street. A short time later, another bomb exploded in the road and mounted police moved in to disperse the nearest group of rioters. Hard-pressed policemen were met with showers of bricks, rocks and bottles and shouts of "kill tho pigs" as they attempted to disperse the crowds at flash points. The mob cheered and whistled whenever a missile struck a policeman. Area cleared The Coliseum area was cleared by about II p.m., while the concert was still in progress, and no ther violence materialized when the thousands of rock fans left the building. It was the Stones' first show in North America fince a young black was stabbed to death at their' open-air concert in AUamount, Calif., in December, 1969. The group is scheduled for 30-city Canadian and United States tour, and promoters on both sides of the border earlier indicated they would cancel at the first sign of trouble on the tour. However, despite the riot here, the Stones went on as scheduled in Seattle Sunday night before an orderly audience of about New world codes on pollution urged FLOODED SUBDIVISION Exclusive Oak Hills sub- division in Kamloops, B.C., is deserted after residents were evacuated when a dam broke in the North Thompson River. Houses were surrounded by up to seven feet of water. (CP Wirephoto) Kamloops flood damage probed KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) Pumping was under way at a flooded residential area north of here today as residents tried to salvage their possessions and a team of provincial investigators prepared to assess the damage. About 600 persons living in some 200 new homes and 75 mo- bile homes were affected when the North Thompson River broke through a dike Friday and put the Oak Hills subdivi- sion, seven miles from this inte- rior city, under up to seven feet of water. Residents whose homes were severely damaged spent the weekend trying to salvage mov- able Items as work crews closed the 150-foot breach in the dike and set up six pumps capable of sucking up 30 million gallons a day. More pumps were heing brought in today. Arthur Laing, federal minis- ter of public works, and Len Marchand, member of Parlia- m e n t for Kamloops-Cariuoo, toured the area over the week- end, as did Provincial Rehabili- tation Minister Phil Gaglardi, MLA for Kamloops, AID LIKELY Mr. Laing said federal finan- cial aid likely would be avail- able for the area, but only if the province asked for it. "We do not want to be ac- cused of charging in to an area in a political move without re- quests from the provincial gov- ernment he said Sun- day. Mr. Laing was meeting with local officials today before flying to assess the flood poten- tial in the Fraser Valley, east Vancouver. Mr. Gaglardi Baid during a short visit to Vancouver Sunday night that compensation for flood victims could be as high as 100 per cent, but the actual amount would be determined by the special team of investiga- tors. Mr. Gaglardi said he believed the total damage was "in the million be higher, but less than million." By HAROLD MORRISON STOCKHOLM (CP) Maurice Strong of Canada called today for a new concept of sovereignly and new codes of international law to avoid a catastrophe of pollution threat- ening mankind. As the United Nations envi- ronment conference opened its first plenary session, Secre- tary-General Strong said poison- ous water, ocean pollution and what he called "the urban cri- sis" are three vilal areas re- quiring large-scale action. He said a proposed five-year SlOO-million fund will not be suf- ficient to carry out the entire UN battle plan against conta- mination, but it would help make accompanying national spending more effective. .Strong spoke after the formal opening c e r e m o n i e s in tho Opera House where Premier Olof Palme of Sweden and UN Secretary-General Kurt Wal- dheim welcomed the dele- gates representing 109 coun- tries. Swedish King Guslav VI and Crown Prince Carl Gustav were in the royal box. Outside the Opera House Ship sunk SARNIA, Out. 'CP) The freighter Sydney E. Smith sank early today, following a collision' with another freighter, releas- ing two thousand gallons of die- Eel fuel in the St. Calir River. No lives were lost when the Sydney E. Smith and Parker Evans collided on the United Slates side of the St. Calir River just below the Blue Water Bridge about 2 a.m. about 10 protesting youths were dragged away by ac army of police. The youths tried to block the opera roadway. Police also hauled down a. North Vietnam flag from one of the UN flag- poles. WATERWAYS DYING Strong, in his major confer- speech, said waterways are poisoned and dying. Productive soil is being turned into desert and great cit- ies are d e h u m a n i z i n g life through squalor and slums. "We did not intend to do he said, "but this is what we did." Appealing for passage of the draft declaration on the human environment and its accompa- nying action plan, Strong gave priority to water, oceans and slums. But he said mankind must look beyond those needs to learn to control ecology sys- tems, technology and to aid these countries less able to copa with their own environment problems. But beyond Stockholm, he added, must be an edifice based on new concepts of sovereignty dedicated to a greater sense of responsibility for the common good. New international law codes must be developed to strengthen the fight against pol- lution and new global means must be considered to manage such common properties as oceans and atmosphere beyond national jurisdiction. Agriculture Minister Inge- mund Bengtsson of Sweden was, elected president of the 11-day conference. He appealed for co- operation from all delegates to adopt the proposals developed by Strong and his preparatory team. Waldhelm and Palme voiced a call against war and arms as the conference got under way. "War is the worst destroyer of our said Palme. This has always been the case but modern techniques of war extend the threat to com- ing generations and can rob them of their future." He said he is convinced that the environmental problems can be solved but emphasized that "people are no longer satisfied only with declarations." "They demand firm action and concrete results. They ex- pect that the nations of tha world, having identified a prob- lem, will have the vitality to act." Waldheim called on the con- ference to "actively reduce and ultimately suppress the ugliest of all pollutions, the armaments pollution." 73 persons killed in train crash DACCA, Bangladesh (AP) The toll in a train crash at Jes- sore Sunday has risen to 73 dead and more than 500 persons injured. Some of the Injured are ex- pected to die because many of them are in hospitals in Jessore and Khuma which have no facil- ities for major surgery. Ono unconfirmed report said a signalman gave the wrong signal to a passenger train and sent it crashing into a freight train that had stopped. He linked nuclear armament directly with other kinds of pol- lution threatening human sur- vival. "No crisis ever before In his- tory more than the environmen- tal crisis has underlined to such an extent the interdependence of Waldheun said. Although armaments are not on the conference agenda Wal- dheim made them the central theme of his address. e resumed TORONTO (CP) Two thou- sand outside workers went on strike today, and the city was without garbage collection for the second time within a month. Toronto incinerator workers members of Local 43, Canadian Union of Public Employees, walked off their jobs at 7 a.m. and garbage collectors may fol- low. About workers are ex- pected to be off Ihe job. Local 43 was involved in tha month-long city garbage strike which ended three weeks ago, leaving garbage piled out the city. The new dispute centres on suspension of a sewage-plant worker who refused to accept a temporary move to a higher job level, contending thpt a unquali- fied worker was willing to fill the shUt. Royal family united in grief at Duke of Windsor's funeral WINDSOR, England (CP) The Queen, the Duchess of Windsor and the Queen Mother were united today In family grief at the funeral of the Duke of Windsor, E n g 1 a n d 's un- crowned former king. The duke, who died May 20 in Paris at the age of 77, was ho- nored in the service as a "sometime most high and mighty and most excellent mon- arch, Edward VIII." The woman for whom he gave lip the throne in 1936, dressed in black and heavily veiled, sat be- tween the Queen and Prince Foreign-ownership debate continues in Commons Holiday ends in trouble VANCOUVER (CP) Brian Baker and Gerry Mc- Carthy, both of Toronto, arrived on a Mexican holi- day May 25 with a 1967 convertible, clothes, camera equipment and travellers cheques. Five days later they had 35 cents. They rented an apartment and left the car in the parking lot. The car was stolen. Their first move was to go to the police. But they were advised that police patrols had no up-to-date lists of stolen cars because of a strike by civic workers who prepare the lists. Their next move was to go to their insurance com- pany, only to find that the car insurance had lapsed. The pair thnn went to American Express to sea about a refund on their travellers cheques, picked up at a small United States border town on their way out to Mexico. But they didn't have the numbers of tha cheques nor the name of the bank where Uiey got them. No refund. Their last move was to a pawn shop, where Mr. Baker pawned two rings for OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons plunges into its fourth day of debate today on proposed for- eign-ownreship policy. The bill requires advance cab- inet approval for any proposed takeover by foreigners of Cana- dian firms with assets of or anual income of million or more. Partly prolonging debate are evident difference both within and between parties, including the governing Liberals. Prime Minister Trudeau has denied that the ownership policy has split his ranks. But an open letter by 13 Liberal JfPs last week clearly asked for stronger government controls on foreign takeovers than those proposed. A background study which came prior to introduction of the bill a month ago says that only five to 20 per cent of growth in foreign-controlled as- sets results from takeovers, in- dicating that only a small part of foreign investment growth would be subject to government scrutiny under the legislation. NDP OPPOSED The New Democrats have maintained a solid front against (he bill, arguing that the gov- ernment has done only a mum amount to case public concern about foreign owner- ship. The Conservatives, on the other hand, have taken a slightly ambiguous position, saying no foreign ownership pol- icy should be passed without more consultation with the prov- inces. Individual Conservative MPs have said the bill looks like government intervention In a free-enterprise economy. The Social Credit party has moderated slightly .an initial strong stand against the bill as being too weak, Philip In the choir stalls of the 15th century St. George's Chapel, where English kings from Henry VIII to George V are buried. The Queen Mother sat two seats away next to King Olav of Norway, the dead duke's 68- year-old cousin. Close by sat Princess Mar- garet, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and other members of the Royal Family, the only absentee being the ailing Duke of Gloucester, Windsor's sole sur- viving brother. HEATH AISO ATTENDS About 100 family friends anrt invited guests, including Prinio Minister Heath, were seated in the choir section, which was decorated with tall sprays of lil- ies and banks of candles. The carved choir screen sepa- rated the intimate funeral scena from reporters and other tick- et-holders in the nave. The Queen, the Duchess of Windsor and the other women of the Royal Family were con- ducted separately to their seats before the coffin, draped with the scarlet, and blue banner of the former king, was carried In by eight Welsh-born soldiers of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. The Duke of Windsor, as Prince of Wales and King, wag colonel of the regiment from J919 to 1936. As the two-Ion curfew bell of Ihe chapel ceased tolling, tha coffin entered the nave pre- ceded by the constable of Wind- sor Castle and his military offi- cers in a blaze of scarlet and gold. They were followed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Dean of Windsor and other church officials in black- and-gold robes. Three high-ranking officers carried the dead duke's 14 or- ders and decorations en purple velvet cushions. A cross of white lilies from the duchess rested on tho draped coffin. Prince Philip and King Olav walked together be- hind the coffin. been a foreign Mimler-kidnap-conspiracy charges Angela Davis wins acquittal SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The jurors who acquitted Angela Davis on murder-kidnap-con- spiracy charges had no major disagreements on her Innocence from the start of their delibera- tions, the forewoman said. Mary Timothy revealed (be lack of disagreement while at- VICTORY HUG Angela Davis' constant companion during Her lengthy trial, Victoria Mercado, gives Angela a hug after Miss Davis was found innocent of murder, kidnap and conspiracy charges, outgrowth of the San Rafael court house cscapo attempt in which four persons were killed, Wirephoto) tending a festive party celebrat- ing Sunday's verdict. Another source said the alt- wliite jury voted at least three times before handing in its ver- dict. On the first ballot, taken Friday afternoon shortly after they began deliberating, the ju- rors voted nine for acquittal and three undecided. There were no votes for conviction during the balloting, the source said. Sobs of joy Intermingled with shrieks o f happiness in the courtroom whan the verdict was returned. Miss Davis wept quietly, tears streaming down her cheeks. IN JAIL 16 MONTHS She was found not guilty of engineering the bloody Aug. 7, 1970, Marin County courthouse escape attempt in which a judge, two convicts and their accomplice were slain. She had spent 16 months in jail before 21 race horses die in fire VANCOUVER (CP) At least 21 race horses were killed Sunday night when fire swept through two barns at Exhibition Park racetrack in the city's east end. A member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to An- imals said he counted 21 horses dead at the scene and added that several otlsers were being treated for severe burns. No deaths or injuries were re- ported among personnel. she was freed on ball five days before the trial began Feb. 28. The black Communist hugged and kissed members of the sev- en-woman, five-man jury when they met for the first time at a news conference shortly after the verdict was announced. "This is the happiest day of my she told a crowd of 300 supporters outside the court- house who had been chanting: "The power of the set Angela free." The jubilant Miss Davis de- clared the acquittal "a people's victory" not a triumph for American justice. Prosecutor Albert Harris, an assistant stale attorney-general, declined comment on Ihe ver- dict. The verdict climaxed one of the longest, costliest and most controversial criminal proceed- ings in California history. It spurred a worldwide movement that rallied to the cry "Free An- Miss Davis credited that movement for her acquittal. Seen and heard About town 17 M HARASSED Gabby Mamula unable to lo- cate the gas tank on his brother's car while stopped for gas at a service station Crowfoot MP Jack Her- ncr claiming he couldn't keep his large smile any longer or his teeth might fall out. ;