Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 5, 1969 · Page 21
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 21

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, April 5, 1969
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Straights jam resort town; hippies leave Los Angeles Times Service PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Nonhippie high school and college students And Easter week families vacationing in this desert resort jammed the sidewalks and streets for the first time in a week yesterday. They had been staying poolside at the 282 luxury hotels and motels, avoiding the rest a u r an t s, nightclubs and smart shops. Thousands of hippies had promenaded along the main street from dawn to midnight all week. By yesterday afternoon, however, hardly a hippie could be seen. DRIVEN PROM idyllic Tah- quitz Canyon by deputies from three counties at the request of the owners, the Agua Caiiente Indians, the hippies were then ushered out of town. Attracted here from throughout the West by a week of "acid rock" concerts, the hippies and their female companions camped out in the canyon. There they cavorted in the nude, smoked pot and drank cheap wine. Indian leaders went on the warpath. A special session of the Indian council was convened. "Get them out," was the unanimous cry. And the police complied. THURSDAY and yesterday an estimated 2,500 hippies made a mass exodus from the campgrounds with bedrolls and little else in hand. "It's the city's fault the hippies came," admitted Mayor Howard Wiefels yesterday. "They were encouraged to come to Palm Springs for Easter week." He explained that the rock concerts were advertised in the underground press throughout the West and promoted on radio stations across the state. "It won't happen again," the mayor vowed. He said the Parks and Recreation Department issued permits for the concerts. "It was thought the concerts would be a good thing for young people down here during Easter vacation," the mayor continued. "We didn't realize how widespread the sponsors planned to advertise the musical session. "WE HAD NO idea that they would attract hippies." Store owners sighed deep breaths of relief yesterday. "It's been a rough year," one explained. "We've had unusually bad weather earlier in the season. Then, when the hippies came, everybody avoided the downtown area." Restaurant owners reported the loss of thousands of dollars by hippies who came for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but left without paying. Stores reported losses in the thousands from petty theft. More about 200 arrested Continued from Page 1 down in Palm Springs. Only one traffic fatality had occurred in the area the past week. A one-car crash claimed the life of a Garden Grove, Calif., man last Saturday. Eleven miles north of the river, Buckskin State Park Supervisor Duane Hinshaw estimated that 1,500 persons were in the park yesterday afternoon. He described the group as "generally a pretty good crowd." He said there had been a few underage drinkers picked up. He said all cabanas and campsites in the park were filled. California Highway Patrolman Jim Cunningham said Gary C. 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