Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 26, 1974 · Page 25
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 25

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 26, 1974
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5C -^y 26,1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail -Charleston, West Viryini* Outstanding Guests at a d i n n e r sponsored by Charleston Lodge 202, BPO Elks were these high school s t u d e n t s who were named " o u s t a n d i n g teenagers" by counselors at t h e i r school. Seated ( f r o n l e f t ) Ameche Watson, Charleston High; Colleen Jackson, Herbert Hoover; Daniel Williams, DuPont; Lilly Kelly, Dunbar; Deanna Thaxton, Sissonville and Bill W a d d i l l , S L . A l b a n s . Standing (from l e f t ) : Tamara Stump, Barbara Husson, Douglas Hunt, Joseph Morris, Darrell Samples and Gerry Clarkson, all of Herbert Hoover, and Yvonne Irving of Dunbar. New Modern Boarding Kennel · Largest inside and outside runs in the area · For your convenience drop your dog off with us and we will do the transporting to and f r o m the Kennel Village Pet Shop Phone-925-7571 5200HacCorkleA«e.S.£.,KM.CHj SLA Deaths May Inspire New Violence David C. Rapoport, professor of political science at the University of California at Los Angeles, is a specialist in the problems of conspiracy, corruption and terrorism. He is the author of "Assassination and Terrorism," published in 1971. By David C. Rapoport. Special to the Los Angeles Times The terrorist mystique is deeply rooted in modern life. Although the: bizarre Shootout in Los Angeles recently sug- gests that the latest surge of revolutionary terror has run its course, it may take just a little effort for a few potential terrorists to convince themselves that the Symbionese Liberation Army failed only because of "organization and tactical mistakes." To place the SLA in the context of America'sjrecent revolutionary groups, it is helpful to look back to Dec. 6,1970. On. that date a dramatic commu- nique from te Weathermen (a militant offshoot of Students for a Democratic Society) announced that its "military c a m p a i g n " had been an "error." Although many observers believed that the Weathermen simply were admitting that the "system" was too strong for them, the communique actually suggested something else-that the revolutionaries had lost their nerve and;were "full of guilt and fear." The Weathermen had planned gradually to escalate their activities, but they could not bring themselves to do more than bomb empty buildings. The SLA--their most recent, and more spectacular, successor--skipped such preliminaries and began with assassination and kidnaping. They may have set a precedent with serious implications for the future. The roots of such movements, of course, go back much further than the Weath- e r m e n . ^Terror, as a consciously conceived, publicly elaborated insurrection £ac- tic, is laregly the creation of 19th century Russian anarchists, especially Nachaeyeff, who wrote about all important principles of present-day terrorism. Terror had been used before--by right--as well as left- wing rebels. Ku Klux Klan t e r r o r i s m , f o r e x a m p l e , helped convince the federal g o v e r n m e n t .to w i t h d r a w troops from the South after the Civil War. But the right always 1 did its dirtywork in secret and kept its mouth shut afterwards. » * * THE LEFT must talk, for it seeks history's ear for ultimate vindication. The left- wing terrorist must explain why terror is not really repulsive, and he believes himself bound to continue a tradition of thought and action for future generations to elaborate and improve. Dramatize the cause, prove that someone is willing to risk everything for it, and a series of action and reactions will occur that ultimately will inflame smouldering social hatreds. Terror will so thoroughly panic the goverment that it will lashout indiscriminately, making the oppression of the masses visible to all. The strategy of Nachaeyeff, the revolutionary terrorist, is to attack the masses--the very people he wants to liberate--but to attack them in such a way that it is the gov- ernment which appears to be their enemy. Nachaeyeff never had an opportunity to practice what he preached; he was imprisoned for murdering erwards, however, the most memorable terrorist exploits in Western history were performed, much as he had envisioned them. During the three decades beginning in 1879, one major official of a Western government was assassinated every 18 months. In some countries, like Spain, the number of minor officials assassinated was so great that no precise tally was made. The next surge of terrorist activity began in Ireland after World War I, and was accelerated after World War II in Israel; Cyprus, Algeria, and Aden. The objective was more specific and limited than before -- national independence. The most effective campaigns first destroyed police capabilities. When police effectiveness is destroyed, the army moves in, and anyone who has been soldiers trying to do police work can understand why the des t r u c t i o n of the police is sometimes the most decisive, and always an absolutely essential, step in terrorist campaign. Woman, 51, Is Charged In Shooting A 51-year-old Frame woman was charged with shooting her husband following an incident at the couple's home Saturday, state police said. Awaiting arraignment before Magistrate H.L. Pauley late S a t u r d a y was M r s . Mildred Spencer. Mrs. Spencer is accused of shooting her husband, Frank, during a domestic quarrel, troopers said. The shooting occurred about 6 p.m. Frank Spencer was listed in critical condition at Thomas Memorial Hospital late Saturday. Investigating the shooting were Cpl. L.C. Yost and Trooper C.D. Burnside of the Big Chimney detachment. Rite Slated For Victim RAINELLE - Service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Smathers Funeral Home here for Roy Houston Ballenger of Arlington, Va., who was killed Friday in a car wreck in Fairfax County, Va. Mr. Ballenger, 43, was a former resident of Piney View, Raleigh County. Burial will be in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. Surviving: wife, Judith Plumley Ballenger; daughters, Debbie and Teresa, both of Altamonte Springs, Fal., Christine and Rebecca at home, D o n n a L o u i s e at Prince; son, Roy Jr. of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; mother, Mrs. Ethel Ballenger of Piney View; sisters, Mrs. Thomas Calypool of Sterling Park, Va.; Mrs. Alice Donahoe of Milwaukee, Wis.; brother, Ray of Wheaton. PRE-SEASON SPECIALS Model ACL18E7EA Operates on both 230 and 208 volts Model ACT20F3EEAAA-230 volts TWO BIG-AREA-COOLING ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS It's your choice--and what a choice--of two famous big-area-cooling Fedders air conditioners. 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