Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 25, 1974 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 25, 1974
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II "'· Nttthweet Arfcamcn TIMBS, Thursday, AprH 25, 1974 L * · · ' · FAV1TKVILI.II. ARKANtAt ' "». Patricia Hearst's Background royides No Clue To Violence standing," said Weed. "Mrs. It seemed that their world FILLSBOROUGH. Calif. (AP E'Are P a t r i c i a Hearst' startling words being force fnwn her? · An Associated Press invest tAion finds no evidence in tie wSfcground that the 20-year-ol heiress to a newspaper fortun Vould say or do anything via leflf" -- much less join terror isft; mouth radical rhetoric o aiW in a bank robbery. '.%ut she has done them as the astounding developments of th country's first political kidnap ine unwind. Whether or not he actions have been voluntary wfjether she'has been brain Washed, coerced, threatened, i nat known. JThis is the story of Patt; Hesrst before Feb. 4. when tin tefforist Symbionese Liberatioi Afjn.v claims it kidnaped her before her friends and fiance and parents and some impar Ual experts say she was brain weslied and coerced into saying she would, join her captors: .·She was known as a bright salf-confident young woman, in dependent enough to fly the nest with a boyfriend, but caring- enough to keep close ties with her family. She took vacations with them, anc! saw them often. She was making her wedding guest list and picking China- pattern kidnaping. · ffiike many of today's youth flhe had lived with her boy- frtfhd. Steven Weed, a philosophy graduate student, for the P«Sl year and a half. Their relationship was to become marriage in late June ART STUDENT :-'She was a thoughtful art stu- tierit at (he University of California at'Berkeley,' once a hotbed of student radicalism but now stirred only by an occasional streaker. She rarely discussed politics. -.Domestic life with Weed was JWSt. They spent most of their time at home, watching television reruns of "Star Trek" aW^'Mission Impossible" dur- W^ong, candle-lit dinners. -.JPhey lived in a $250 Berkeley jpartment. Their income was a OTP monthly allowance from parents and a small salary daughters. Both parents always been busy with h*v'received as a sistant. /Patty was an excellent cook especially F.?K es and . ee listened to the stereo, he favor- the classics, she the ft* singers Paul Simon ye King and Carry Simon. had used marijuana, But .wine, was their thing They gsually Had 20 or 30 bottles on hind and were trying to learn MKer vintages. . They didn't subscri Francisco Exa' - any SI Hearst is very traditional and Catholic, so she was obviously opposed to it. But she finally said. 'Well, you're going to do it p.iiyway,' so there was no big fuss." Weed, a Princeton University graduate, is six years older than Miss Hearst, who had her 20th birthday in SLA captivity. He is tall and slender, with a brush mustache. An art professor of Patty's described her is "like something painted in the 15th century .. . long, golden- brown hair and perfectly f a i r skin." When they went out. Steven and Patty enjoyed prowling auctions and second-hand shops :6 find antiques and art works. Last summer they traveled around California, in his Volkswagen or her blue MG. a gift from her parents. They went to IVyntoon, a Hearst family re- .real in the forests of northern California. Patty is the granddaughter of .he publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst. But she inows little about him except as an important collector of jrt. She has read no biograph- es about him nor has she seen 'Citizen Kane," the fictional ilm based in part on his life, shortly before She was born the third of five J « .. · ])ave their wn lives. Besides directing the Examiner against stiff competition from the San Francisco ihronicle, Hearst served as aoard chairman of the Hearst ;orp. His wife, Catherine, elped found the San Mateo Irippled Children's Society and s a regent of the University of California. The daughters w e r e super- ised by a succession of gov- rnesses and maids, some ood, - some bad. An English o v e r n e s s named Heather roved kindly and sympathetic the problems of the middle aughter as she sought her lace in the family and al chool. FOLLOWED TRADITION Patty followed the family tradition: catechism and confirmation at the parish church, teaching from the nuns at the parochial school. She went away from home for the firist away; from home for the first time :to begin high school at tightly - run Santa Cataiina School, in Monterey. After the second year she convinced her father she was unhappy and left the school. A rumor that she was expelled for smoking marijuana is denied by the school and her parents. She enrolled at the less cons e r v a t i v e Crystal Springs to flower, and liter- teacher's as good at souffles She and Weed soft Ca- ribe to a'nflner. the er. of . her father, Randolph A is editor and president, . Their oflly magazines were Cosmopolitan, satiric National Lam- p$jn and Sunset, a travel and MCr.eational magazine. ·fPie Hearsts learned of the living arrangement shortly be- for.e last Christmas. They had thp.ught their daughter had a female roommate. ght their daughter had a le roommate. -NO FUSS- r. Hearst was more under- Onossis Refinery :*AT0N ROUGE, La. (AP) -- GbV. Edwin Edwards says he is optimistic that Louisiana will get the $600 million Aristotle Onassis . oil refinery that Bfjafked controversy when it tned to settle in New England earfier this year. Awards said Wednesday th'a* Constantins Gratsos, presi- fe"n| of the Onassis-owned Olyjmpic Refineries, Inc., "tentatively plans to visit Louisiana in : May" although a firm date ha^/not been set. School. Life began She discovered art ature. She took a class trip to Japan and was deeply impressed. In the fall of 1071 she entered Menio College, a liberal arts school near Stanford. She met Weed at Crystal springs, where he taught math. She pursued him. Weed said, and he was taken by her slim Beauty and eagerness for nowledge. They dated regularly. In the summer of 1972 Patty :oured Italy and Greece w i t h ler art class. When she returned, she and Weed rented an apartment. "Patty grew up fast; she didn t appear like an 18-year-old at Berkeley," said Weed "Our friends were~ones I had known, all in the 25-30 age bracket. She fitted very well into the adult world." Though the Hearsts were upset at their daughter living with Weed, they ' " ' ieveti that planned for June. were visibly re- a wedding was 7 a.m.--6 p.m. Man. thru Sat. Evelyn Hil}s Shopping Center GARMENT STORAGE 5200 FREE INSURANCE ON ALL STORAGE Pick up your box today, pack it, and return Sf, it's that simple? 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Analysts attributed the latest Increase in the prime lo high rates for short-term loans on Caucus Head Arrested LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Kver- ott E. ShoUon. head of the Arkansas Black Political Caucus, was arrested 'Wednesday night and charged wilti a felony check law violation In connection wllh a $3,723 check to Target Printing Co. of Llttlo Rock. He posted $100 bond and was released. which funds. banks rely for their The prime is the rale banks charge their most credit-worthy corporate customers. It is no't led directly lo other bank loan ·ates but a higher prime can ilso lead to increase's in those rates. Leading the list of banks raising the prime to 10W per cent Wednesday was the San Francisco-based Bank of America, the world's largest. Others taking the step included New York's Chemical Bank, the nation's sixth largest commercial b a n k ; Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh. 13th in size; National Bank of Detroit, 17th. and First National Bank of Boston, Extension Asked On Response To Coal-Fired Plant LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Tlio slato Public Service Commission was asked Wednesday to extend [he lime for filing responses and interventions In connection with the implication to build a coal-fired generating plant In Bonton County. Southwestern Electric Power Co.. and the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. have filed an application lo build the plant. Bridges An Damaged LITTLE ROCK (AP) Heavily-loaded trucks continuously hauling stone to Army Corps of Engineers' projects in south Arkansas and Louisiana have damaged seven bridges on The Arkansas Ecology Ct-nlor nskcd tluil the dcudliiu! he extended M days after lin 1 date t h a t copies of the application were made available to all i n - lercstcd parlius. 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