Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on May 27, 1971 · Page 7
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 7

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, May 27, 1971
Page 7
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PAMg f h t*A* Bomb Threats, Sniping "Are P art Of Daily Routine Far Two Groups In Houston -TKe Terrorised And The Terrorists By EDMUND GtMtf JOHNSON HOUSfOtf. tWI) — Bombs, inlpers and tetephemed threats +r« part of the daily mttlne for two groups in Texas' largest city -tht terrorized and the terrorists, During the last 18 months more than 2ft violent acts have blasted radio transmitters and buildings, set fire to cars and straffed businesses and homes, but — miraculously — have caused no injuries. "1 have salad from the outset it is a handful of extremist^, and like most cities we have ex- tremists on both finds of the spectrum—revolutionaries on the left and radicals oft the right," Mayor Louie Welch said. Handful of legion, they are still at work and last week Police Chief Herman Short reported his own police force would have to, install alarm systefflt it protect its patrol cars. "1 consider titts a hell of a note In our s'x.-«ety," Short said. The chief reported his department has recorded 146 bomb threats so far this year and three But 6nly one arrest has beett made In a local case; Paul 'William Morrato, 24, of League City Was charged May 4 with placing a fake bomb In the Paclfica Radio Station, KPPT- Stafers at Paclflca, a liberal, nonprofit jtattoo, wex« not surprised by the bomb, but were surprised it was a fake. The station's transmitter was blasted out of commission May 12 and again Oct. 6 last year. The two blasts kept the station off the air several weeks and cost $37,000. Pacifica onl ywent back on the second time because Lloyds of iMdon wrote the transmitter insurance policy. Domestic companies considered the risk of another blast too great. No one has been charged with either Padiflca bombing and Larry Lee, the rtatioa manager at the time of the blasts, is not surprised. "Chief Short's perception of the realities of terrorism are so selective it limits his effectiveness," Lee sad. "He still has most of his political intelligence force watching the left for fear someone will blow up a highway overpass." But Short disputes charges his intelligence division pampers fight wingers while harassing leftists. "We have been investigating these incidents for some time," Short «aid, "Any tkne &&•& & an act of violence we begin a full investigation. We aren't selective in our investigation's, no matter what some groups charge." First Arrest Made Last week, the first arrest was made in what some intelligence officers described as a "top-priority" investigation of a recent bdmbing and straffing of the socialist workers party headquarters. Michael Douglas Lowe, a 22- year-old Waco carpenter Hving in Houston, was arrested in the oarking lot of his apartment house and charged With possession of a homemade bomb. Police officers found a pound of potassium, chlorate, a pound of sulphuric acid and pieces of rubber in his car. Combined, the materials could produce a deadly explosion and fire when hte aold ate through the rubber to mdx With the potassium chlorate. Lowe Was jailed under $100.000 bond, but he was not linked with anyspeelfic local act of terrorism. Three other men also have been arrested locally on bomb ing-related charges, but they were arrested by Federal Bureau of Invetsigati'on agents and have not been charged with any local incidents. Jimmy Dale Hutto, 24; Russell A. Rector Jr., 18; Ronford Styron, 20, all of Pasadena, were caught after a high-speed west of Houstdtt and charged, the FBI with conspiracy to Pacifica transmitters in , nia. All of those arrested— Rector, Styron, Mwratto Lowe—have claimed membfif* ship to the United KlaiW <* America or have had Klafl lit* erature In their possession. But, grand dragon Frank Cofl"" verse, who owns a Houston gtW shop, maintains they were cast out of the organization for theif far-right philosophies stressing violence. 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