THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, September 12, 1975
Pane Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, September 12, 1975
Threats by Manson
disciple draw worry
Fromme defends trees
LOS ANGELES OP) - An al-
leged "death list" of industry
executives given out yesterday
by Charles Manson disciple
Sandra Good evoked concern,
though not alarm, from Calif-
His staff was studying the law,
however, to see if the threats
TWO prosecutors of Manson,
the convicted murderer -of ac-
tress Sharon Tate and six oth-
ers, were divided in their opin-
ions of how seriously to take the
threats, by the roommate of Lyn-
ette "Squeaky" Fromrne, who
was arraigned yesterday on
charges of trying to assassinate
A spokesman for state Atty.
Gen. Evelle Younger said, "Of
course he's concerned. Any
time someone makes that kind
of statement . . . and some of
these people have done horrible
He. said Younger's staff had
reached a preliminary conclu-
sion that the issuing of the list
alone did not constitute a crime,
said the spokesman.
GOOD SAID the executives on
the list had been singled out for
assassination by what she called
an "International People's Court
of Retribution." There was no
independent verification of what
Many of those named are oil
industry men, utilities adminis-
trators accused of wanting to
overrun the country with nu-
clear power plants, and logging
Manson prosecutor Vincent
Bugliosi called the statement
"more than just rhetoric" and
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said it "should be taken very
"I THINK those on the list
should be very concerned," he
said, because Good is a "hard-
core member" of the Manson
But another prosecutor in the
case, Stephen Kay, has labeled
Fromme's gun-wielding of last.
week as a publicity move, and
played down the seriousness of
the death list.
"I don't think it's real seri-
ous," he added. "But of course
with the Manson family you can
never tell. They're" unpredict-
"I'M AMAZED that a name
like mine would be on such a
list," said Louis Gandsey of
Rolling Hills, Calif., an official
of Atlantic Richfield Co.
Herbert Gray, regional vice
president of the Westinghouse
Corp. in Atlanta, said, "Most of
my appearances have been in
places where there is accep-
tance of power plants. It's kooky
and very bizarre. I wonder if
taking note of them only accel-
erates this kind of thing."
"I don't know why they don't
lock these people up," was the
reaction of E.S. McCawley, a
spokesman for Remington Arms
Co. executive Philip Burdett.
In Midland, Mich. FBI agents
continued their investigation
into a threatening telephone call
reportedly made by a member
of the Manson family to a top
executive of Dow Chemical Co.
The caller on Sept. 4 report-
edly criticized Dow for produc-
ing napalm during the Vietnam-
ese war and for polluting the
air with the substance.#
(continued from Page 1)
dren who want to clean up this
earth, the redwood trees," she
THE JUDGE interrupted. But
she went on: "I want you to or-
der the corps of government en-,
gineers to buy up the parks ...
You have jurisdiction over the
redwood trees . . . The import-
ant part is the redwood trees."
"The gun is pointed, your
honor," she said firmly as the.
judge tried to silence her. "The,
gun is pointed. Whether it goes
off is up to you."
The judge then ordered her
removed from court.
LEAVING quietly in the es-
cort of a marshal who grasped'
her arm, Fromme said cheer-
fully: "I hope I wasn't rude."
The judge assured her she
wasn't, and he said he would
do everything he could to have
her tried in 60 to 90 days.
Fromme is the first person to
be tried on the charge of at-
tempted murder of the Presi-
dent, a charge enacted after the
assassination of President John
F. Kennedy in 1973. Conviction
carries a maximum life sen-
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"nun's robe" she has worn in 1 Sandra Good, Fromme's room-
honor of her jailed leader Man- = mate, wore a floor-length hood-
son. She waived reading of the!; ed red dress identical to
indictment at her arraignment ; Fromme's u n i f o r m. Their
moments before her outburst.1 friend, Susan "Heather" Mur-
HER FEDERAL public de- phy, wore a red blouse and red
fender, E. Richard Walker, I bandana tied around her head.
asked for more time before en- THE WOMEN have said their
tering a plea, and a hearing was red garb symbolizes "the blood
set for Sept. 19. of the sacrifice," an apparent
Another hearing was set for reference to Manson whom they
next Tuesday on Walker's re- frequently idealize as a Christ-
quest for reduction of Fromme's like figure. He is serving a life
bail, now set at $1 million. le sentence at San Quentin Prison
also asked that a publicity for the 1969 murder of actress
"gag" order on Fromme be lift- Sharon Tate and six others.
ed so she can speak freely to Fromme's ejection from court
the news media. was reminiscent of Manson's
The red-haired, freckle-faced trial, when he and three women
Fromme was seized by Secret co-defendants were repeatedly
Service agents last Friday after ousted for unruly behavior. They
she pointed a .45-caliber semi- listened to most of their trial on
automatic pistol at Ford from loudspeakers from nearby hold-
a distance of only two feet as ing cells.
he walked near.the state capitol. At one point in yesterday's
AN AGENT wrested the wea- j proceeding, Judge MacBride re-
pon from her. Authorities said ferred to Fromme as "a high
there were four live cartridges risk defendant," a term object-
in the magazine but none in the l ed to by Walker.
firing chamber. "SHE'S still innocent until
During Fromme's courtroom proven guilty," the public de-
appearance, two of her sister'fender told reporters later.
Manson disciples sat in the front "High risk, to me, means some
row of the spectator section. kind of criminal person. She's
They were also clad in red. only been charged."
revealed by friend
(Continued from Page 1) SHE SAID executives of "Ex-
had previously told journalist xon, ITT, Standard Oil, Union
Bob Ruby of New Orleans radio Oil, lumber company executives,
station WWL would be assassi- Gulf Oil, must get out the coun-
nated. try or you'll be killed. . . . We
"ANYONE who pollutes the want to live, you maggots, you
earth, destroys wildlife, or cuts monsters. Get out of the coun-
down trees had better stop now try or you'll be killed."
or they and their wives will be The six businessmen Good
terribly, terribly murdered," named in her interview with
Good told Ruby by phone. "As- Ruby were:
sassinations are necessary since Flovd Lewis of New Orleans,
neonle are asking for trouble nresident of Middle South Utili-
by hurting the earth and from ties, Inc., which the woman said
what they are programming on threatened the peonle by plan-
television." ning to build nuclear reactors;
Good released a statement Gordon Ryan of New Orleans,
saying, "the International Peo- an attornev and executive with
oles' Court of Retribution is a Starr Broadcasting Co.; Fred
wave of assassins. It is made up Kaiser of Atlanta, a candy man-
of s e v e r a 1 thousand neonl el fctr-r. Herbert Grev of At-
troughout the world who love Ianta: williqo B rrin of Atlan-
the earth, the children and their ta: and Richard Davis of Hous-
own lives. They have been silent- ton, Tex., an oilman.
lv watching executives a n d T" Sacrament. Good confirm-
chairmen of boards-and their e 1 that she had talked to Ruby.
wives-of companies and indus- She said she would reveal
tries that in any way harm the Inter th' names of others in the
air, water, earth and wildlife." TJited States and abroad who
She declined to say where the hr'e h'an marked for death.
names came from. She said the SHE TOLD Ruby during a 30-
wives of executives who are minute conversation that the
marked for death are being , wive sof the six businessmen
watched as they keep social would be hacked to death first.
dates. She said they are guilty of push-
"THEY CAN be assassinated ing their husbands to continue
on the golf course," she said. instead of reconsidering their
Asked who the assassins are, actions.
she said "they're underground." Good avoided saying she was
Asked who would order the personally involved in the plots,
killings, she said, "They move but she said she had direct ac-
of their own accord-necessity cess to information on who
dictates policy." would be killed.
At one point she said the peo- She also said Manson's "fam-
ole's court has nothing to do ilv" was deeply involved.
with the Charles Manson family, A spokesperson for WWL said
but at another point she said, rood also threatened Ruby's
"Manson must be given a seat life but that the threat was
in the United Nations." edited out of the broadcast tape.
THE NAMES on the list A SPOKESPERSON for the
ranged from some in Sacramen- FBI said it had been given a
to with home addresses to single copy of the taped broadcast and
entries such as "all automobile was conducting an investigation
companies" and "General Elec- in New Orleans and in Sacra-
tric-nuclear plants." mento to determine whether
Good said that executives of there was a violation of federal
:nv company which destroys law.
the earth, water, trees, air or Manson and three of his wo-
wildlife are potential targets of men followers are serving life
assassination. nrison terms in connection with
She said she was "simnlv the 1969 slaving of actress Shar-
warning these executives" that on Tate and six others in Cali-
they stop destroying the earth. fornia.
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