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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Monday, May 20, 1974
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CORONER IDENTIFIES SLA DEAD . . . Identified by the coroner's office are, top, from left: Camilla Hall, 29; William Wolfe, 23; and Donald Defreeze, 30. Bottom row, from left, are: Angela AtwooA, 25; Nancy Ling Perry, 26; and Patricia Soltysik, 29. SLA Dead Come From Varied Backgrounds SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A black prison escapee arid five young white radicals lived briefly with guns, leftist rhetoric and dreams of revolutionary victory. But as their charred, disfigured bodies were dug from the ruins of a Symbionese Liberation Army hideout during the weekend, the worAs f r o m one of their threatening com- muniques rang hollowly prophetic: "There are two things to remember about revolution. We are going to get our asses kicked, and we are going to win" . Behind the words and exploits of the SLA and its leader, Donald David DeFreeze, were five people whose backgrounds hardly would portend their deaths in a blazing Los Angeles bungalow: Nancy Ling Perry, 26. former high school cheerleader and supporter of Barry Goldwater for president In 1964; Angela Atwood, 25, a onetime student teacher in Indianapolis; William "Willie" Wolfe, 23. a gifted young man who in high school was a National Merit Scholarship finalist: Patricia Monque Soltysk, 24, school honor who was a high student. Camilla "Candy" Hall, 29, Minnesota-born daughter of a Lutheran minister and a former social worker. Their paths began to cross at the California Medical Facility at Vacaville, where some ol them tutored a prison supporl group called the Black Cultural Association. Imprisoned there was DeF- reeze--the acknowledged heac of the SLA and the man who called himself Cinque, after the leader of a slave rebellion Here is some of what is known of them: DeFHEEZE The eldest son of a middle- class black couple from Cleve land. DeFreeze dropped out of school at 14. went to reform school for two years, then was paroled. "I was still lonely." DeF reeze later wrote to a judge, didn't love anyone nor did a . one love me." He subsequent!} married a Newark. N.J., moth er of three. "I worked two Jobs and wa a thief in between," he wrote "She had all that she wanted TVs In every room. Her home " looks better than a movie star"; and still she wanted more." Distraught over a legal sepa ration, he diverted himself with guns and firecrackers. He wa arrested in California and New Jersey on weapons charges bat evaded jail, In his last arrest, DeFreeze was wounded in a 1969 gun attlB with police after trying o cash a stolen check. Sen- ·nced to five years to life, he as sent to Vacaville, where uthorities say he was obsessed ·ith religion. Later he was transferred to oledad Prison and escaped in March 1973. But it was at Vacate that he apparently laid the groundwork for the SLA's ause and recruited the other members. PERRY Nancy Perry frequently vis- Led Vacaville when she was tot selling fruit juice at a ierkeley street stand. The one ime conservative who en- lorsed Goldwater for president n 1964 had undergone a trans ormation that included drug use and leftist political beliefs. Born in Santa Rosa, Calif., he daughter of a furniture tore owner, the petite young woman with piercing dark eyes vas a high school cheerleader and a class secretary. She at- ended Whittier College and then transfered to the Univer sity of California at Berkeley to study English. She was married in 1967 to Gilbert Scott Perry, a pianisl and composer who described her as "loving." The couple separated after six years. In communiques as chief the^ oretician of the SLA, Mrs. Per ry took the name "Fahizah." ATWOOD Angela Atwood was believec be "Eenina" on one SLA tape. The Indiana University grad uate came to Berkeley with her husband, Gary, in 1972: they split up a year later. Mrs. At wood later moved In with fel low Indiana natives and report ed SLA members Emily and Bill Harris. The Harrises were :harged Sunday with gun viola :ions in connection with ihootout Thursday at a sporting ?oods store in Inglewood, nea Los Angeles. The trio worked on prison re form, then Mrs. Atwood and Jo seph Remiro reportedly started a romance. She vanished when Remiro was arrested Jan. 10 in the slaying of Oakland School: Supt. Marcus Foster. WOLFE "Willie" Wolfe was chara racterized as an apolitical derachiever while » student a Mt. Hermon Academy in North hampton, Mass. "Willie would go out of hii way not lo break the rules. Thi don't think he read one politi- al book," said Nicholas Monjo, ierkeley wher* his black stud- es course took him to Vaca- riHe and to DeFreeze. "He was constantly talking ibout Red China," said his mother John. "He was trying o look like Che Guevara." Wolfe moved to the Maoist- wiented "Peking House" commune in Berkeley, dropped out of school, then reportedly sold hot dogs. whole year I roomed with him SEWING CLASSES I . S R l l l J . " I i i D I V FABRIC CITY Mt. Hermon schoolmate. Later Wolfe attended UC D.C Policewomen Demonstrate Similar Results WASHINGTON (AP -- Miny of the men In blue don't agree, but women have Joined Washington'! finest with flying colon, aayi the Police Founds tion. A survey which compared the performance of (6 women patrol officers with that of M men showed "generally similar" results, the foundation said Sunday. The report said that "women made fewer arrests and gave fewer traffic citations," but added it was not clear whether that was because they were too easy or simply that men are too tough. It was clear, however, that many of the male officers aren't enthused about the presence of their women counterparts. Typical of interviews, said the f o u n d a t i o n , were these remarks: "Most women panic easily . . Women are not aggressive and tend to lay back and act as a ride-along or report taker . . . . There aren't too many females who can handle themselves or situations when things get rough . . . They belong in an office. There were a few positive appraisals. "I have found female officers to be more intelligent . less quick to anger . . . . I feel the intelligence and commitment of several female officers to be in refreshing contrast to the crybaby attitude of many males." Patrick V. Murphy, president of the private nonprofit foundation, said the findings "will be useful for police agencies nationwide" as they attempt to comply with federal law requiring equal employment opportunities for women. In recent lawsuits, the Justice D e p a r t m e n t has accused several police departments of discriminating against women. The District of Columbia was elected for the study, conducted by Urban Institute researchers wfth a 1300,000 Police Foundation g r - a n t , because Police C h i e f Jerry Wilson in 1972 began assigning substantial numbers of women officers to street patrol. Rising Interest Rates May Alter Our Financial System By JOHN CUNNIF r Bntaeu Aaarjtt NEW YORK (AP) -- The spectacularly high interest rates now being paid by corporations, in some instances between IS and 20 per cent, are raising som* serious concerns about th* operation of the nation's financial system. , The most obvious of these is whether. or not rising interest rates can discourage companies from borrowing before an economic crisis is reached. It has always been assumed they could, but now the doubts are growing. The prime lending rate for the most financially stable corporations is well over 11 per cent, the highest this century and there seems to be little suggestion that industry is backing off from it* big spending plans. Meanwhile, fearful of runa- ay inflation, the Federal R«- rve Board continues to ad- ere to a relatively restrictive onetary policy, raising the ssibtlity of a credit crunch at might deny companies unds to meet obligations. INCREASING AWALYSIS The role of commercial banks restraining inflationary borrowing is likely to be subjected n increasing analysis, mainly because so many of them have bandoned fixed rate loans for he less risky flexible rates. In theory, a tight money pol- cy by the Federal Reserve has SOLTYSIK Patricia SoHysik came to Berkeley after high school at Goleta, Calif., where she con- ormed as an honor student. She became a militant feminist and took the name "Mizmoon" rom a love poem written to her by another woman. "Some people can live in Ber- leley and come out of it unsca- hed." said her brother Fred Joltysik. "Others are consumed 3y it. Mizmoon was consumed by it." In February 1972, she tossed away her cashmere sweaters for coveralls and started work as a Janitor at the Berkeley Public Library. She worked on a photo essay on elderly San Francisco women and wrote letters to prisoners. HALL Friends say Miss Soltysik met and lived with "Candy" Hall. Miss Hall was the only surviving child of the Rev. George F. Hall, « pastor of St. John's Church in Lincolnwood, III. She came to Berkeley in 1971 after social work in Minneapolis and got a job as a maintenance worker for the East Bay Regional Park District. She worked avidly but peacefully in the antiwar anrt women's liberation movements. "She was really angered that "She was reallvuangered thai she couldn't do something con stnreUve in society," said friend, Joyce Halverson. Two Injured In Collision SPRINGDALE -- A two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy. 71 and County Line Road Friday afternoon resulted in injuries to two persons. Both were treated and r e l e a s e d at Springdale Memorial Hospital. Police said the accident occurred when a truck driven by James E. Davidson, 28, of 131 W. PopJar St.. Fayetteville, struck the rear of a car driven by Miss Jessie P. Wade, 16 of 514 Hart, as Miss Wade was attempting a · right turn from the highway on County Line Road. Miss Wade and a passenger in her car, Junior L. Koch 21, of 422 Caudle Ave. were injured. Davidson was reported injured by police, but apparently did not require treatment. Fulbright And Bumpers Meet At Horseshoe Bend HORESHOE BEND, Ark (AP) -- The two candidates for the Democratic nomiation for the U.S. Senate greeted eacl other with smiles and shook hands Sunday at a North Cen tral Arkansas political rally. Gov. Dale Bumpers told Sen. J. W. Fulbright, "Good to see you." The senator responded "Our paths seem to cross oftei these days." A country western show wa held in conjunction with th Horseshoe Bend rally in Izai County. The music stopped in midafi ernoon and the candidates too the platform. It was hot anc many of the persons who wit nessed the musical program didn't stay around for the poli ical rhetoric. Th« final crow was estimated at about 1.000. Fulbright again said h couldn't understand Bumpers refusal to debate him on state wide television. He said most of the cand dates who spoke at the rail would welcome free time television. The senator said Bumpers had denied the people the opportunity to know him better "What does he mean when h says if one man can't make difference why send anybody a all (to Washington)?" Fulbrigh asked. Bumpers, using his basi campaign speech, said A kansas had prospered durin his JVi-year administration Fulbright. who followed th governor, took this to task, say :ng much of the state's prospe ity had come about because federal funds he had procure! for the state. Fulbright called Bumpers gentleman," explaining th he doesn't "take a stand anything." Bumpers said that while A Kansas had enjoyed great pro !»rity the problems of the na tion had become acute. Pryor On Scandals CAMDEN, Ark. CAP) - David H. Pryor, in a campaign speech at his hometown Saturday, said that he felt he must occasionally remind Arkansans what the 12 years of former Gov. Orval E. Faubus' adminis tration were like. Pryor mentioned scandals in the prison system, the Arkansas Loan Thrift case and lax regulation of the insurance . Pryor and Faubus are both Wo Pick Up and Deliver rVetcrlptient East SJdoof Secure like a lion. Dam work In groups, Unlike the other big a*, the lion and liw None* have security In number*. People need tacurity, too. Now and bier. Job Monty toctay and a plan tot retirement. And most people count on the teoirity o( a group pension plan, but if jmfn fehVmpioyed, you ·ay b« inMng out Aw you don't hzn to. You can reduce your Income taxes during peak earn ing yean and create letjieiiisiil home guaianteed for life. AtertjorlasiMter OAUY CHANCY seeking the Democratic guber- FOOD FOR THOUGHT My husband k a candV dato for Sheriff of Wa*h- ington County. Wo hav» boon marriod 24 yean. I know ho ha* tho ·xperionco, tho ability, and tho doiiro to run thh important ofncft ffw wivy you want ft to b* run. Johnston Recommend LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Sla Rep. Robert Johnston of Litt Rock urged the National Orga ization for Women Saturday put pressure on their state s ators from Pulaski County remove Sen. Guy H. "Mutt Jones of Conway from office. Johnston said Jones "moi than any other thing" contri uted to the defeat of a propos in Arkansas to ratify the pr posed E q u a l Rights Amenc ment. ~ Jones has been convicted federal income tax charges. ffect of lercial banks forcing to be hoosy in lending funds. And o, in denying loan requests anks do their bit in turning ttck in nation and high interest ates. Flexible rate* s e e m to neu ralize this impact. When a ink makes a loan it specifies iat if interest rates continue to se so also will the rate for outstanding loans. The bank then is in a position o buy more money on the open market, knowing that although must pay a high price it will be able to recover its costs ! hen it reloans the funds. The impact of tight money on le thrift institutions, mainly avings banks and saving and oan associations, is often derv- stating. Tight money drives up interest rates, except those thai re restricted by law. Thrift ates are so regulated. DEPOSITS WITHDRAWAL In search of higher interest ates obtainable elsewhere vers withdraw their deposits. Mutual savings banks, for instance, lost the huge sum of £50 million from deposits in April because of higher rates elsewhere. Grover Ensley, executive vice president of the National UsociaUon of Mutual Savings Banks, commented that the massive outflows are "bound to have an affect on the nation's already depressed housing in dustry." Limited also in the rates they :an charge for mortgages, some thrift institutions are declining to make home loans at all. As an alternative, some are said to be selling their available funds in the big city com mercial money markets. MaHfc»oat ArkjNMi !»·* MM* mvf fa, ITT* 9 » F»t«lliV*.U. AMUUMM Two DMfe Reported On Stole Highways Levine Lambert. 37. of Blytheville. tht victim of t hit and run accident, was one of the two persons killed in traffic accidents on Arkansas highways during the weekend. The other victim was Willie Kilgore, 10. of E! Dorado. State Police said an investigation was continuing Sunday into Lambert's death. Lambert left · night club in car with two other couples shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday. He got out of the car to walk back to the club when he wai struck by an unknown vehicle, State Police said. Trooper R. D. Agerton said Kilgore was killed when he lost control of the car he was driving at a high rate of speed. The car left Arkansas 7 near the U.S. 1ST . bypass, went into a ditch, hit an enbankment and overturned several times. Diamond Found MURSFREESBORO. Ark. (AP) -- L. E. Owens of De* Arc Sunday found a Ujht y»l- tow diamond weighing mor» than two carats at the Crater of Diamonds State Park near here. Supterintendent Jim Cannon said that if the stone were cut and faceted he estimated It would be worth between $2,000 and $3,000. He said Owens' find is the largest diamond discovery so far this spring. "" "^^^^^^^""""""^^TM sv*% y/4% *+/ ft* 6V*% 6%% 7'/2% W* fc*w · MvfBff progrtn ··d Interest rtto io m««t yovr MCjdft* Foyerreville Saving* Loan Association Kilgore was thrown from the vehicle. Bait A Oklahoma Youth Takes Air Rifle Win ROGERS, Ark. (AP) -- Robert Montogomery, IS, of Enid, Okla.. who won the National Youth Air Pellet Rifle Championship here Sunday, will participate in the U.S. World Shooting Team tryouts in Phoenix, Ariz., in June. About 84 youths f r o m 40 states participated in th* national competition. M o n t g o m e r y scored 730 points out of a possible BOO points and easily out-distanced runner-up Janet Hays, 18. of Columbus, Ga. Montgomery and Miss Hays, along with the next eight finishers, are winners of scholarships furnished by the Dairy Heddon Corp. of Rogers. In Saturday's action, Montgomery had tied a national junior record with 373 points. He made 357 points in Sunday'; 40- shot final round- TERMITES? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Rooches. Antt, Spiders, e COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL VOTE FOR DICK HOYT I r*. M. W«K- Vfctot Bojl Open 7 a.m.--6 p.m. Mon. thru Sat. Evelyn Hills Shopping Center GARMENT STORAGE $200 FREE INSURANCE ON ALL STORAGE Pick up your box today, pack it, and return it, it's that simple! Enjoy care-free closets with our. storage. All you pay is the cleaning price in the Fall! FUR STORAGE Finest Cleaning, Glaring, and Repair Service in oar modem, cold storage vaults. Give your for* tho protection they need. I far itenf* tfooei we (tore hi oar ·*· Beraar Mawr r*M storage vnM. Let Mr trahH experts ear* tor TMr RM fan. "You WiH LHco Our Special Car." SHIRTS 40: Evdyn Hills Foyattwtll* VYTVt MOVED TO EVELYN HNIS For Those Good Values . . . Came See Ui The State We're In. (f 2 da series.) Education has always been the OOP* nerstone for the wdl being and progress of this republic In this complex age of mechanics and technology; in this age of flight and space exploration; in this age of nputers and medical science, education for our youth is more; important than ever before. The constant ] support and improvement of education must therefore remain the I number one priority of | any administration. Since our teach-J ers 1 salaries in Arkansas I are some two thousand I dollars below the na-1 tional average, and other problems are besetting our public schools, it is even, more important now that education problems receive the closest attention by your next governor. It is time for another pi uyun of improvement of education at all levels, as dramatic and progressive, as the one approved by the General Assembly during my second term. Such a program, I believe, can now be achieved, by the proper allocation of surplus funds, and of the ever increasing state revenues, without the necessity of a general tax program such as was necessary then. I have accepted as a worthy objective the proposal of the Arkansas Education Association for a ten per cent increase in annual teachers' salaries for each of the next two years. I will work with the school forces and the members of the General Assembly to attain that objective, with the hope that we can do even better. The non-teaching school paotmd must receive equal consideration for their salaries, as well as all other state · · employees. 7 7 Faubus ForUs. ForGovernocForAIL He wOLdo something about the state we're in. HAUTiniLLY LAUNOffRIO AND FINISHED

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