Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 30, 1974 · Page 18
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June 30, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 18

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SHOOTOUT Purchase of Weapons Surprisingly Simple Amy-body vrer 18, »eilk rank uud a rulut driver'* liren.it-. could acquire /if ursfiud police found lout uioiith ufttfr the thovtout in Lu» Angel ft with the Symbionese Liberation Army, fire SLA member* boufht the funs le- £a//\, then practiced shooting "' « public range. By Nick Allen L O S A N G E L E S ( A P t Where did they come from, the 19 rifles, handguns and shotguns found in the rubble of a house where six Symbionese Liberation Army members made their last stand? A police expert chuckled. "Do you have a driver's license and are you over 18?" he;asked. "Well, just walk into a well-stocked gun store and you can buy what they had for. $1.000. '.'Let's put it this way. They probably bought and altered those weapons with surprising ease." Although serial numbers had been filed off on some of the weapons, police say they've traced two of the pistols, one of the rifles and one shotgun to Siegle's Gun Shop in Oakland. They were bought legally by five SLA members using their own names and paying cash. The remaining weapons found after the May 17 shootout have not been traced. They include four Ml rifles converted to automatic weapons. The Army-sWplus Mis are sold legally in a number of gun stores, for about $100 a rifle. DAVE SIEGLE, co-owner of the store where the SLA purchased weapons, remembers Camilla Hall, 26. one of the victims of the gunfight with police. She bought a 9mm Mauser automatic pistol for $180 last Nov. 7. "She had a bubbly personality, very masculine, but pleasant. I was totally shocked after discovering she was an SLA member," Siegle said. "Usually the professional criminal is not going to walk Naval Academy Exam Cheating Report Due ANNAPOLIS, Md. - (AP) --;A full report on the.investi- gation of what U.S. Naval A c a d e m y o f f i c i a l s c a l l a "compromised" examination will be made early this week, according to Vice Adm. William P. Mack, superintendent of; the academy. An instructor appeared before Mack on Friday for a hearing on charges that he was involved in the incident. The hall in which the meeting was held was closed off, allowing the instructor to enter and leave unobserved. The academy has been investigating the May 21 navigation exam for a month. 'Notes and navigational tables bearing marginal notes were seized from 40 to 50 midshipmen during the exam. More than 900 midshipmen were required to take a second f i n a l i n t h e r e q u i r e d course. Reports have indicated that the advance information on the exam may have come from an instructor. Mack said the instructor is the only member of the academy's staff involved in the scandal. The superintendent said disciplinary hearings for midshipmen are continuing, and that some recommendations for disciplinary action in individual cases have been forwarded to the secretary of the Navy. in. They usually steal their guns or buy them on the street. ' "Now I think twice and am suspicious." There is a five-day wait between purchase and delivery of handguns in California. During that time, the purchaser is checked by police and the state Criminal Identification Bureau. None of the five SLA buyers had a police record. The sales were okayed. Angela Atwood. 25, who died May 17, and William Harris. 28. also'bought 9mm Mausers. The weapons are designed for combat but also are popular for target shooting. One of the sawed-off shotguns found here was bought in August 1973 in Siegle's by Joseph M. Remiro, accused along with Russell Little in the assassination last November of Oakland Schools Supt. Marcus Foster, for which the SLA claimed credit. Siegle remembered Remiro, 27. winning a 30-30 Winchester rifle as a prize in a drawing at the shop. He said Remiro frequented the gun shop regularly before being arrested with Little, 24. lay January. "He talked just like anyone else who comes in to discuss guns and target practice and things like that." Siegle recalled. * * * SLA MEMBERS apparently found it easy to buy and alter guns. They also practiced shooting them regularly at a public rifle range southeast of San Francisco, paying $1.75 each dajSpr the privilege. All tflKLA members except their leader, Donald DeFreeze, who died May 17, reportedly practiced at the Chabot Gun Club eight miles from Castro Valley, near Oakland. The range is large enough to accommodate 100 people firing at targets at the same time. Some targets are only 50 feet away and others as much as a mile from the firing line. Murray ."Pappy" Cryder. AN PSLIC INSURED INSTITUTION AHHOUHCISA HtW E PKK-A-GffT-FOR-THRfT SAVINGS PROGRAM Starting Monday July 1, 1974 Savings accounts at First Federal Savings, which are eligible for gifts, are now available at rates equal to the maximum rates permitted by Federal Regulations-so, come in and get a little extra--Pick-Your-Gitt-For-Thritt--the gift is FREE! Save $ 200 or More and Select from a list of 40 Gifts. 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This is a tantalizing goal of American and Soviet medical research teams who have joined forces in an agreement, announced Friday, seeking to develop artificial hearts for humans. The stage is set. Small calves, similar in size to humans, have already been kept alive for several days with artificial hearts placed in the chest and powered electrically from the outside. "We have arrived at the stage of feasibility to reach for totally compatible artificial hearts, although a great deal more work is needed," says Dr. Lowell T. Harmison. an authority on artificial heart research who says, "It is a formidable task." The human heart contracts 72 times a minute, 100,000 times a day, 37 million times a year. Materials in the artificial heart must be able to with- stand saefc sr«$$- at teass over coast floi dot an ifee surfaces, tfeeco- ieate ia toe joeKtfM»ade heart must sot alter delicate pro- teias in the blood. 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