Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 18
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RtPUHllG CITY 16 The Arizona Republic so Pnoenfo, Frl., April 4,1IW Republic Phetoi By Ed Rv«n Only a Beep Beep roadrunner, of ihe cuckoo family, Mould nesl on the engine of a lumber carrier. She flies away when the machine is in use at the Trus-Joist Corp., 2530 S. 16th Avenue. .More :nboul Police rout hippie invasion of Palm Springs Continued from Page 1 watched quietly in what they called their fair, but firm, policy. Three teen-agers were injured during the past two days when they fell from rocky cliffs in the canyon. -Arrests neared the 300 mark yesterday, up 121 per cent from Easter week last year. Traffic accidents were up 78 per cent. One teen-ager was seriously wounded and two others suffered minor wounds #hen a gas station owner fired at a group of marauding students, who refused to obey his order to leave his property late Wednesday night. He said he fired in self-defense. ™» ^Police were aided in their efforts to fout the students by a sudden storm and Uy predictions from self-styled prophets that a massive earthquake on Good Friday will wrench Southern California fjtbm the mainland and it will slide into the Pacific Ocean. "Hitchhikers, some carrying signs indicating such diverse destinations as New Y/>rk, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Pennsylvania, stood along the highway Hading from this isolated resort. Vehicles ranging from dune buggies to cam- pe;rs and packed with young people re. treated from the spa in the face of po- Ijee warnings, unkind weather and quake prophecies. IFor the second night in a row Wednes- djy, a pop festival turned into a rock and bottle throwing melee as thousands otj students turned on police trying to ipaintain order. • Police, reinforced by about 300 officers from other Southern California areas, engaged in sporadic battles with the 8,000 youngsters who packed into Angel Stadium for the four-hour program. The officers were the targets of rocks and sand-filled beer cans and bottles. invasion this Easter vacation was about four times larger than in previous years and police believed the fact that Southern California beaches were fouled Thoresen given 6 months; wiie gets probation United Press International SAN FRANCISCO — Millionaire gun collector William E. Thoresen III, 31, was sentenced yesterday to six months imprisonment and 9% years of probation for violation of firearms laws. ^Thoresen's wife, Louise, 32, received a sentence of three years probation. The Thoresens were also fined a total of 'U.S. District Judge William Goodwin imposed the sentences after the couple pleaded guilty in Fresno to two charges each of gun law violation. ^Attorney John J. Flynn, representing William, said he will appeal the sentence. Goodwin continued Thoresen's bend and he remained free on appeal. -The Thoresens have been involved in various gun charges since their Pacific Heights mansion in San Francisco was raided in April 1967 by federal, state and local agents. At this and other locations the government seized more than 70 tons of weapons and ammunition. Thoresen said he had the weapons because he is a gun collector. ;U.S. Attorney Cecil Poole agreed with Flynn that there is no evidence the gun collection had anything to do with activities hostile to the interest of the United slates. :jiowever, Poole said, he felt Thore- A'» activities were "serious, intention- deliberate violations of the laws of States" and recommended given some period of incar- said he had no such rec- i regarding Mrs. Thoresen. by oil drew the vacationers here instead. Police Chief Robert White called the intruders "a new breed," who flaunted their .disrespect for law and order. The youths gathered in groups on the streets and dared motorists to hit them. They stole food from restaurants and siphoned gasoline from autos. The sale of marijuana and dangerous drugs was reported to be so widespread, one officer said, "you can smell it on the street." Another said of the unwanted visitors, "They're dirty. They're smelly. You can see them coming, and you can smell them coming." One youth, asked why he came, said: "It's where it's at. There are groovy chicks, rock concerts and freaky groups." Overloaded convertible full of vacationing youths arrives at Tahquitz Canyon in California AP Wirtphott Just 10 boys for every girl Fairer sex claim they came for 'the weather' United Press International FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Big boys, little boys, skinny boys, fat boys, boys with muscles, boys with wavy hair, young boys, old boys. It's at least 8-1, maybe even 10-1. Boys, boys, boys. "It's terrific," sighed Leslie Plachter, 17, a high school girl from nearby Hollywood. "I can't figure it out, but I'm not complaining," said Kathy Rivers, 23-year-old hair dresser from Hyannisport, Mass. Jeannie Luttenton, a University of Maryland senior, inhaling enough to nearly burst her bikini, breathed, "It's just great." This is where the boys are this year. It's the annual spring vacation invasion of college students and more than ever the campus males in quest of beer and girls outnumber the coeds. Thursday before Easter, the high point of the invasion, was quiet. If you can call quiet the cacophony of youthful conversation, blaring radios, the psychedelic thump of "Sweetheart," and the bare-foot shuffle of 20,000 oiled youths crammed into a 2-mile-long strip of two sidewalks and a 100-yard-wide beach. There were no riots, no revolutions, no protests, boycotts or other disturbances in progress or, apparently, under discussion. Few students were in the ocean water. It held the tell-tale blue puff balls of Portuguese man of war, the stinging jellyfish. By noon, police said ,the Broward County Medical Center had treated at least 20 students for jellyfish stings. Hot sun blistered through clouds to the bodies of America's youth yesterday, brightening a scene which had been cool, windy and rainy for more than a week. The weather was blamed for making the crowd, by most estimates, smaller than last year. Lt. J. E. Miller, the man in charge of the police beach patrol, estimated 20,000 students on hand and 5,000 more expected by Sunday. At a 10-1 boy-girl ratio, that would mean more than 20,000 boys. As in many years past, most of the boys were grumbling about the lack of girls. "I think it stinks, it simply doesn't live up to its reputation," said Bill Cain from the University of Maryland, making his first visit. "Those college girls — you ask them what they came down here for and they say 'the weather'." PUHS votes subject exemptions The Phoenix Union High School board last night voted to exempt from compulsory physical and health education students who enroll in six solid subjects. Students must present written requests from their parents to get the exemptions, the board ruled. The board unanimously approved the exemption after a discussion among board members and district administrators on the issue. District administrators had recommended that health ...J f education be required for all sophomore students. Board member John Fels argued that students shouldn't be required to take health education when they wanted to take an extra solid subject. He said parents should be allowed to decide whether or not their youngsters should take health education and physical education. Board member Dr. Robert Shapiro said he felt health education might be worth more to a youngster than an extra solid subject. t More about Chicago rioting Continued from Page 1 pered his assertion by saying police should use the minimum force necessary. Busloads of blue-helmeted policemen were ordered into the disturbance areas as Supt. James Conlisk put his men on overtime. Shattered glass and debris, including rubble leftover from last year's outbreak, littered streets in the districts hit by disorders. Khaki-clad police recruits, fresh from the academy and armed only with batons, were placed on guard in police headquarters on South State. Street as more officers were sent into the disturbance area. Gen. Richard Dunne held a conference with Conlisk in police headquarters and National Guard sources said the troops would be moved onto the streets later. Windows were shattered at Crane High School at 2245 Jackson Blvd. on the West Side, and violence spread to nearby streets. Five persons were injured. Some looting was reported. Eight youngsters were arrested. At Crane, following King memorial services, pupils threw chairs. Some went outside and pegged rocks through windows. Some lunchroom counters were broken. Crane suspended classes. Looters knocked out the windows of a store on Madison Street near Western Avenue, a half-mile from Crane, and snatched women's clothing. A spokesman for the Chicago Transit Authority, which operates the city's bus and subway system, reported windows were broken in four buses at Madison and Western. Bands of Negro youths roamed Madison Street. Some of them hurled rubble from the property wrecked in the same area in race rioting a year ago. Madison Street was closed for 28 blocks, from Damen Avenue to Cicero Avenue. All public schools will be closed today in observance of Good Friday. \ Truman visits Key West, shows 'give 'em helV grin Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. - Wearing a blue blazer, former President Harry Truman visited his onetime summer White House yesterday and surprised his host by reviewing a U.S. Marine honor guard. The 84-year-old Truman trailed a cane as he walked past the Marines assembled on the concrete seawall where he used to take his morning constitutionals. The band from the Navy Sonar School played ruffles and flourishes as Truman moved past the honor guard, stopping occasionally to chat with the veterans back from Vietnam. His step was a bit tottering but the old "give 'em hell" grin was there and he flashed a snappy salute when the guidon flag was dipped. He smiled broadly when girls in the windows of the base administration building applauded. In the distance, two howitzers barked off a 21-gun salute. Sailors aboard the Bushnell, an 18,000-ton submarine tender tied up at the seawall, stood rail guard for the brief but impressive ceremony. Overhead, the flag still flew at half mast for former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Truman was accompanied by his wife, his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Daniel, and his four grandchildren. The guests sat in steel folding chairs on the lawn flanked by two antiquated antiaircraft guns. Afterwards, Truman climbed into a limousine with Florida plates, "HST" for the one-block ride to the white jalou-? sied Little White House where Rear .Adm. Frederick J. Beush, the present tenant, hosted a luncheon in his honor. Truman strolled onto the small lawn for a photo session with the newspaper and television photographers but declined to make any statement. Other guests at the luncheon besides the Truman family were former State Sen. and Mrs. John Spottswood and State Sen. John Mathews of Jacksonville. • . Truman has been staying at a waterfront villa here owned by Spottswood and is winding up a two-week vacation. TROOP REVIEW — Former President Harry Truman, interrupting his Key West, Fla., vacation, reviewed a platoon of Marines stationed at Key West Naval Station yesterday. Nixon to appoint consumer head Washington Post Service WASHINGTON - President Nixon is expected to name Mrs. Wilhelm Knauer, director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection and a prominent Republican, as a special assistant on consumer problems. Administration sources said it will be a full-time position and not just for the purposes of making a study and recommendations as was the earlier appointment of Willie Mae Rogers, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute. MISS ROGERS resigned after four days in the wake of public criticism for her retaining her position with the insti- tute while working without pay for the Nixon administration. A member of the Philadelphia City Council for eight years until her second term expired in January 1968, Mrs. Knauer has been head of the Pennsylvar nia Bureau of Consumer Protection for the past 13 months. The bureau, in the State Department of Justice> initiates new programs, plans all activities of consumer protection and education and directs the operation of five branch offices scattered in major cities throughout the state.

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