Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 13, 1975 · Page 16
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 16

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 13, 1975
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Julv 13, 1975 Atss Woman Goes to Trial In Jailer's Slaying RALEIGH, N.C. (APi-After nearly a year of legal maneuverings and preparation, Joan Little goes on trial for her life Monday in the slaying of a male jailer who she says tried to rape her. Miss Little, a 21-year-old black, faces a mandatory death penalty of convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Clarence Alligood. a 62-year-old white farmer who was the night jailer at the Beaufort County Jail. The young woman, awaiting appeal of a breaking and entering conviction, was the only female inmate at the jail in \Vashinfi- ton, N.C., last Aug. 27. Alligood was found stabbed to death in her cell in the early morning hours. She had fled. » » » DURING AN eight-day manhunt in rural eastern North Carolina, authorities treated the case as a simple escape. Attempts were made to have Miss Little declared an outlaw under a North Carolina statute that would allow any citizen to shoot her on sight. Only later, when a medical examiner's report revealed that Alligood was naked from the waist down. rlid the case take on new significance. With the help of Durham civil rights lawyer Jerry Paul, Miss Little surrendered to state authorities. She said the jailer had tried to rape her in her cell and that she stabbed him in self-defense with his own icepick. The allegation of sexual assault attracted attention from women's rights and civil rights advocates. Miss Little, never an activist, was thrust into the national limelight drawing the interest of civil rights' and feminist groups. Her trial was originally docketed in Beaufort County for last November, but a continuance was granted as Miss Little's attorneys fought to move the trial from the rural east to an urban area. Paul argued that a black woman could not get a fair trial from an eastern North Carolina jury. After three weeks of pretrial hearings in Beaufort County in April, Superior Court Judge Henry McKinnon granted a change of venue to Raleigh, the state capita! 115 miles to the west. Dist. Atty. Willia m Griffin appealed the decision to the Statfe Supreme Court but was turned down. So, the trial begins here Monday with Judge Hamilton Hobgood presiding. Jury selection for the trial in the Wake County Superior Court is expected to take two weeks and the entire proceedings four to six weeks. The state is expected to contend that Miss Little lured Alligood into her cell as part of an escape plot. The defense contends that Miss Little became frantic when the jailer tried to assault her, fended off his attack, then ran for her life. Portuguese Troops Alerted Joan Little Goes to Trial Monday Aliigood was found slumped on a cot in Miss Little's cell. He had 11 stab wounds and clutched an icepick in one hand, his trousers in the other. There was semen found on his lee. Beaufort County Sheriff O.E. "Red" Davis said the icepick had been kept in a desk drawer in the jailer's office after it was taken from another person who was arrested. Alligood allowed Miss Little to use the telephone in the office on the night of the slaying. Private prosecutor John Wilkinson, a Washington attorney hired by the Alligood family to aid Griffin, has said the defendant could have taken the ice pick at that time. LISBON, Portugal iAP)-Portugal's leftist military rulers nervously ordered troops on a partial alert Saturday after the country's largest political party quit the government and the second-biggest delivered an utlimatum the army was expected to reject. The worst crisis in the regime's short history was aggravated by dangerous clashes among guerrilla movements in the African territory of Angola which threatened to engulf Portuguese soldiers stationed there until Nov. 11 independence day. Authorities in Angola estimated at many as 200 persons may have died since Wednesday. Officials here confirmed only six deaths but said the toll could go higher. * * * A MILITARY SPOKESMAN said troops in Portugal were confined to barracks in a "state of vigilance" because of the crisis following the walkout of Mario Soaries' Socialist party from the cabinet Friday. At the end of an all-night meeting, the military's Revolutionary Council said it lamented the Socialists' departure, but the cation's supreme political authority made no move to bring them back. It said replacements for the departing Socialist ministers would be sought among "competent and patriotic elements." Premier Vasco Goncalves, an army general who backs the Communists, began consultations to revamp the cabinet. Among the people called to bis Sao Bento residence were Communist party chief Alvaro Cunhal. Soares left the cabinet saying the country was headed toward "a police state run by a new class of bureaucrats to oppress tie workers." His departure was precipitated by the military taking over the Socialist party newspaper Republica. Shortly after Soares took the biggest electoral force into opposition, the runner- sup in national elections last April handed a set of demands to President Francisco Costa Gomes. The Popular Democrats said they, too, would quit if the trend toward East European style people's republic democracy was not reversed. They gave Costa Gome's until Wednesday to reply. EDUCATION tHLTSariTKK CIU. TWIT-SHIT TMMMW 744-5816 343-9774 FKEMKnCMir CAPITOL DRNMG SCHOOL CIA Pioneer in LSD Study As Weapon for Intelligence " By Boyce Rensberger (C) New York Timei Service NEW YORK-The Central Intelligence Agency was one of the pioneers in studying the hallucinogenic drug LSD, having begun its research eight years before Dr. Timothy Leary swallowed his first dose of the powerful mind-altering substance. A review of the history of LSD research indicates that the CIA began its experiments with the drug at about the same time the Army and Navy began their studies of what was then, in the early 1950s, a .mysterious drug with extraordinary powers to modify perception, thought, emotion and behavior. LSD's potential utility as a chemical warfare agent was obvious from its earliest days in the laboratory in the late 1940s. * * * STANDARD REFERENCE works on chemical warfare agents list LSD as one of a handful of "psychochemicals" under study by the chemical warfare research laboratories once housed at Ft. Detrick and at Edgewood Arsenal, both in Maryland. Chemical warfare research at these centers has since been phased out. When Dr. Frank R. Olson, the bacteriologist employed at Ft. Detrick who was given LSD by CIA experimenters, plunged from a New York hotel window to his death 22 years ago, the drug had been made available to researchers in the United States only a few months earlier by the Sandoz Research Laboratories of Switzerland. Various government agencies had been working with the drug for several years, having obtained it privately. A few civilian researchers also had begun work earlier, including Dr. Howard A. Abramson, the psychiatrist to whom the CIA sent Olson when he began experiencing bad reactions to the drug. LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, was first synthesized by Dr. Albert Hofmann, a Sandoz chemist in Basel. The chemical's effects on the mind were not discovered until 1943 when Hofmann accidentally inhaled some LSD powder and experienced "a peculiar sensation" in which "fantastic pictures of extraordinary plasticity and intensive color seemed to surge toward me." In 1947 the first systematic study of the effects of the curious compound con- firmed Hofmann's earlier conclusions and spurred other researchers to investigate. Abramson began his experiments with LSD in 1951. Because of the drug's wide-ranging effects, it was studied as a possible treatment for mental illness and as a way of producing artificial and temporary psychoses for research. According to Dr. Sidney Cohen of the University of California at Los Angeles, another pioneer in LSD research, the drug disrupts the brain's normal ability to sort and code incoming information, thereby .permitting an overflow sensation and a loss of one's sense of self," Visual and tactile hallucinations are common. IN THE EARLY days, Cohen said, LSD was of interest to military and intelligence agencies because it was thought it might be a way of "breaking down a person's defenses" during interrogation. There was interest in the drug's usefulness as such an agent and in finding an antidote to protect American military and intelligence per- sonnal. 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