The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on June 18, 1976 · 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada · 1

Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Issue Date:
Friday, June 18, 1976
Start Free Trial

he Windsor .Ontario 42 Pages 15 Cents f Upheaval spreads in South Africa JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa's racial upheaval spread to at least seven black African townships and to other parts of the country today. The three-day uprising by blacks has left at least 58 persons reported dead and 788 wounded. Reports of rioting and clashes with police over a widening area suggested the casualty figures were much higher. , At least two persons were reported killed by police gunfire today at Alexandra, a black settlement on the northern fringes of Johannesburg. - Police Minister James Kruger banned all outdoor public gatherings until June 29 under South Africas Riotous Assemblies Act. Police said general calm was restored in Soweto township the scene of rioting Wednesday and Thursday but said sporadic outbreaks of violence and looting were continuing. . The worst violence today was in Alexandra, where the South African Press Association reported police opened fire on a mob of blacks, mostly juveniles. .Young Africans set up roadblocks to prevent hundreds of riot police armed with automatic rifles and tear gas from moving into the area. A blanket of acrid smoke from burning buildings and the tear gas covered the shantytown, nine miles from the Johannesburg city centre. The shooting began after rioters set fire to several buildings including a church and liquor stores and at least a dozen vehicles. There was no immediate indication. however, the rioting would spread to nearby white suburbs. Heavily armed police cordoned off Alexandra. About 3,000 blacks in Vosloorus township, about 15 miles southeast of Johannesburg, set four buses and a ber hall ablaze. At nearby Natalspruit, rioters stoned passing cars and set fire to buses. Two government employees were trapped inside a brewery near the outskirts of the white city of Germiston, also near Vosloorus. Police armed with automatic rifles set up roadblocks around Vosloorus. and one police officer said the mood of the crowd was ugly. The black University of the North at Pietermaritzburg was tense this morning as students gathered on a football field watched by police. Rioting students at the black University of Zululand on the east coast dispersed after burning down several buildings, police said. Firemen who rushed to the scene were forced back by rock-throwing student. A police official reported the situation in Soweto was completely under control" but said there were still a few pockets of resistance by small groups of blacks. The rioting there subsided after midnight Thursday night as about 1,500 police, both black and white, toured the ghetto eight miles south of Johannesburg in armored cars. Police said all but two of the dead and five CONTINUED on page4 Top of the news Ford plans to shut down two of its U.S. autoplants. The plants, in California and New Jersey, turn out subcompact cars. The story is on Page 8. A report made public at the annual conference of the Council of Resource and Environment Ministers warns that the demand on Canada's forests will increase substantially over the next 20 years. The details are on Page 42. It " ft . w , More than 4,000 acres of winter wheat in Essex and Kent Counties have been hit by a swarm of army worms and low-flying aircraft have been zooming over the fields spraying the crop with a chemical mixture in an effort to combat the inch-long worms. The story and pictures are on Page 3. Neil Diamond was at Pine Knob Thursday night and The Star's John Laycock says the magic is still there. His review of the concert in on Page 17. Inside Editorial and Comment Pages 10, 1 1 Classified- Pages 31-38 In the world of sports, Bowie Kuhn is expected to make a decision today on whether the sale of three Oakland A's stars by Charlie Finley was proper and the luckless Tigers lucked-out again Thursday with a 4-0 loss to Minnesota. The stories are on Page 28. Comics People and Things Financial Sports Family Entertainment Horoscope Page 40 Page 20 Pages 14, 15 Pages 28-30 Pages 24-26 Pages 16, 17,21 Page 33 The Art Gallery of Windsor is in the process of purchasing a never-before-displayed oil painting by one of the Group of Seven. The details and a photo of the painting are on Page 23. The weather Warm and sunny with increasing cloudiness tonight and Saturday. Low tonight near 18C, high Saturday near 2bC. Observed temperatures: midnight 16C, 3 a.m. ISC, 7 a.m. 15jC. Details on Page 4. Arrest made in murder of London girl FOREST A 28-year-old Middlesex County man has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found in a wooded area near here T uesday. Christian Albert Magee, 28, of Cairngorm, six miles southwest of Strathroy, was charged by OPP investigators Thursday afternoon in connection with the slaying of Susan Schoies, of London. The girl's partially-clad body was found in a hay field near Forest Tuesday, her throat punctured. Magee was scheduled to appear in provincial court in Sarnia today. After his arrest, he was booked at the Forest OPP detachment and transported to the Sarnia jail. A police spokesman said the arrest came as a result of Information received from area residents and extensive searches in the area where the body was found. Magee, who was living with his parents and his two children, Christopher, 4, and Tracey, 2, worked as a driver for a slock removal firm near Strathroy. His father, Vurdcn Magee, said eight OPP officers arrived at the home early Thursday morning and, alter searching the house, confiscated a late-model car and a truck from the dead-animal firm as part of tha Invcstation. Windsor Friday June 18 1976 - ? N. t'" , if ; f (. i - !',; -vA - ( ' V ' - tp .. ipv-.- - t ' ft? I 4 r JC d y. A-v-.-yo a ;M -f Is-1 7; f M i $ SV X Y A'- 'v. & V JHI ' ' "W vttHL tsbp i s' Hi " -ini . f Photo by CANADIAN PRESS South African police carry the body of victim killed in more outbreaks of rioting v Some U.S. citizens expected to leave Lebanon on convoy BEIRUT (AP) Some U.S. citizens were expected to leave Beirut Saturday with a British convoy for Damascus, but no mass exodus of the 1,400 U.S. citizens still in the Lebanese capital was anticipated. President Ford ordered the U.S. embassy today to organize convoys to evacuate any U.S. citizens wanting to leave following the slaying Wednesday of U.S. Ambassador Francis Meloy, his economic counsellor. Robert Waring, and their Lebanese driver. But not manwere expected to flee. v ' A mass exodus of U.S. citizens was not expected because fighting in Beirut has subsided, and the population is feeling more secure. There is talk of the airport reopening, which would give a safer exit route if evacuation became necessary. And many of the U.S. citizens for months have resisted the embassys urging that they leave, because they are of Lebanese birth, have dual citizenship and dont want to leave their native land. The U.S. state department announced early today that due to the continuing uncertainty of the situation in Beirut, the president has directed the U.S. embassy there to organize a departure of an overland convoy of those U.S. citizens who wish to depart at this time." A state department spokesman said the U.S. embassy will remain open and "only those embassy officials not essential to our continuing operations" will leave. The embassy staff has already been cut to S3 U.S. citizens. The word from Washington was received at the Beirut embassy as its staff was busy arranging to send the bodies of Meloy and Waring to Damascus to be flown from there to Washington. Embassy officials could give no information about their plans for U.S. evacuees, and it was obvious that the first available transportation out for anyone wanting to go would be the convoy of about 50 buses the British embassy is organizing for Saturday. A British official said about 600 Britons were expected to take the convoy. This would leave places for about 1,100 other foreigners. The buses will be escorted from Beirut to Sidon, 25 miles south of the capital, by Palestinian troops. Syrian troops will guard them from Sidon to Damascus, a trip of about 100 miles; The Pentagon said the United States will provide no guards for any convoy operations. A spokesman said the Beirut embassy has only 12 U.S. marines, and no orders have been issued to land any of the 1,800 marines aboard ships of the U.S. 6th Fleet in the eastern Mediterranean. The British sent a test convoy of 13 cars over the Beirut-Sidon-Damascus route today. The bodies of Meloy and Waring travelled with it in a panel truck. The United States sent a special military plane to Damascus to return the two bodies for funeral services in the Washington area Saturday. En route the plane was to pick up Warings wife and one of their daughters in Athens. Meloy was a bachelor. The joint Palestinian-leftist Lebanese command maintained secrecy about its interrogation of the persons arrested Thursday on suspicion of being the killers of the U.S. diplomats. A Palestinian official said the accused men were all Lebanese, but he refused to divulge their number or their political affiliation. , Police sources reported Thursday that they were from the Lebanese Socialist Revolutionary Organization, a small ex; tremist urban guerrilla group. But the group issued a statement saying it had nothing to do with the assassinations. Although Beirut continued quiet, a two-hour artillery and rocket duel occurred during the night between Syrian and Palestinian forces on the southern outskirts of the city. Syrian troops and tanks also struck deeper into central Lebanon and overran Ain Dura, the Palestinian command reported. The village overlooks the province of Chouf, the home of Kumai Jumblatt, the leader of the leftist Lebanese Moslems. The Palestinian communique said the Syrians put the village under curfew, began disarming its 4,000 inhabitants and shelled villages below. Planes could be down Sunday OTTAWA (CP) - Justice department lawyers went into a huddle Thursday afternoon to map out strategy in the event of an anticipated strike vote this weekend by air traffic . controllers. The Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association, saying it is alarmed that the government policy of extending bilingual air traffic control in Quebec will reduce air safety, announced Thursday it will call a strike effective early Sunday if its membership approves strike action. Treasury Board President Jean Chretien, responsible for negotiating settlements with the air controllers, has . said such a walkout would be illegal and the government will not tolerate such , action. The result of the strike vote is to be announced . about 2 p.m. EDT Saturday. If, as expected, the decision is to strike, government lawyers probably will seek an injunction hearing in Federal Court later in the day. Quebec controllers, who favor the extension of bilingual controls in their province, have said they will boycott the vote and will not support a strike. But the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association (CALPA) said they will support a strike by air controllers. Ken Maley, president of the 2,800-member pilots group, said "CALPA will not operate any scheduled or charter services within Canada." The controllers recently initialled a contract agreement with the government which called for an extensive study of the safety aspects of using both French and English in Quebec skies. However, under pressure from Quebec controllers and Quebec MPs, John Keenan, a Montreal lawyer chosen to head the inquiry, resigned before starting his job. The Quebec controllers and MPs said Mr.Keenan is biased against bilingual air control. They noted that he once worked for CLPA, which is opposed to bilingual air control. Gauthiers dealings under scrutiny OTTAWA (CP) - Finance Minister Donald Macdonald talked with the chairman of the federul antidumping tribunal Thursday about his private business activities and said later he is Pursuing his inquiries. The minister refused to answer questions in the Commons about tribunal chairman J. P. C. Gauthier until he has collected more information. Meanwhile, Elmer MacKay (PC Centre Nova), who has called for an investigation into the Gauthier business dealings, released more documents, including one that mentioned the possibility of obtaining exclusive rights to fish roe produced by the fresh r iVl-1 fHW- immumm' Vfy- rholob CANADIAN PRLSS Police escort murder suspect Girl freed of parents1 prison LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Officers broke down the bedroom door of a house and freed a 1 6- ear-old girl who said her parents had Imprisoned her for two years and fed her a daily diet of one peanut butter sandwich. Police Lieut. Donald Nisbcl said Randolph Johnson, 48, and his wife. Willie, 47, were booked Wednesday for investigation of willful cruelty to a child. Johnson Is a truck driver for the Long Beach sanitation department. Police Lt. Charles Harmon said the Johnsons declined to answer questions from officers. The rescued girl, weighing 63 pounds was reported in serious condition in Long Beach Memorial Nisbcl said her identity was being withheld. lie said the girl's 19-year-old sister. Donna, told officers she, too, had been imprisoned by her parents but she escaped four months ago and had found refuge with a church group. Nisbcl said Donna Wilson had been too frightened to go to the police sooner.' Harmon, who heads the juvenile detail, said the rescued girl told officers her parents beat her frequently. They let her out of her bedroom prison only to use the bathroom, he added. She told officers when her parents were away or didn't hear her picas to use the bathroom, she would be forced to use the floor and then would be beaten later for doing so, Harmon said. He said some of the numerous cuts and abrasions on the girl's body had become infected and she was suffering from malnutrition. wutcr fish board of Winnipeg. One document had reference to Mr. Gauthier feeling that he would not think of risking his reputation for S200.000 and would prefer to risk it for S3 million or SI0 million. Mr. Gauthier was summoned back from a Euro- (can trip to answer Mr. lacdonald's questions afier Mr. MacKay raised the issue of Mr. Gauthier's business dealings in the' Commons Tuesday. The Conservative said Mr. Gauthier's business dealings may be perfectly legal but questioned whether he was contravening the Anti-Dumping Act, which says each member of the tribunal must devote the whole of his time to the performance of his duty. Mr. MacKay told reporters Thursday that the matter Is perfect example of the need for an Investigation under the federal Inquiries Act more so than the Skv Shop affair which he started with revelations in the Commons. Bomb kills Argentine police chief BUENOS AIRES (AP)-A bomb killed federal police chief Brig.-Gen. Cesareo Cardoo early todav as he returned home with his wife, mother and a daughter, police said. The three women were seriously injured. Police said Cardozo, 30, named to office afier the March 24 military coup against Isabel Peron, hud just gone up in the elevator of his apartment in the residential district of Palermo. He opened a separate entry door from the elevator to his apartment and a blast killed him and wounded the others, police said. Several officers of his personal guard were believed to be on duty at the time and it was not immediately explained how anyone could nave planted the bomb on the upper floor. Cardozo was the second federal police chief killed by a bomb in the last years. Chief Alberto Viltar was assassinated in November 1974 as he was starting out ' on a pleasure cruise with his wife on the river near Buenos Aires. At that time, the left-wing Pcronist guerrillas Mon-toneros said they killed Villar. T

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Windsor Star
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free