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Saturday, September 6, 1975


Fag, Five

Saturday, September 6~ 1975 TH~ MICHIGAN DAIL't' Page Five

(Continued from Page 1) day.
dicating that the woman may It was the first time anyone
actually have pulled the trig- has been charged with that of-
ger but that his hand may have fense since the federal statute
blocked the hammer from strik- specifically c i t i n g assault
ing the firing pin. against presidents and other
Eyewitnesses said she shout- public officials went into effect
ed: "Don't worry. It didn't go in 1972, the FBI said.

briefly and she was rational,
; but he would not say anything
about the conversation.
T h e complaint accused
Fromme only of pointing a pis-
tol at the President, not of fir-
ing or squeezing the trigger.
The complaint by Secret Serv-

by giving her a hamburger
laced with LSD.
Fromme was previously ac-
l cused of murder in connection j
with a 1972 slaying in Stockton,
Calif., but the charge was sub-;
sequently reduced to accessory,'
then dropped, apparently for'I



A SACRAMENTO policeman In a letter protesting Man-
said Fromme asked an officer son's imprisonment and deliver-
just before the attack if the' ed to the Sacramento Bee rews-;
President would be taking the } paper six weeks ago, Fromme
walkway through the CapitolIsaid there would be bloodshed
grounds. The officer gave her if President Ford remained in
an evasive answer, and she office.
stayed, he said. The letter was an attack on

off, fellows. It didn't go off!"
A reporter's tape recording1
showed also that she yelled
"This country is a mess! The
man is not your President!"
AFTER. HER arraignment at
the federal courthouse, bail was
set at $1 million. No plea was
entered and the arraignment
was continued until next Thurs-
Most as
WASHINGTON (4) - M o s t,
political murders and attemptedJ
murders have been carried out
at close range, suggesting acts
of desperation-or total dedica-
tion-for which the would-be'
assassins do not expect to es-
- - -- ---- -- - - - -
Rlaso& S 4
(Continued from Page 1)
that her father kicked her out
of the house when she was 17.
In 1967, she joined what was
to become the mass murderer's
communal family. Hle gave her
the name "Squeaky" because ofI
her tiny voice.
SHE SAID she was sitting in
the street crying when she met
Manson. "A man walked up and
said, 'Your father kicked you
out today" and that was Char-
Manson offered towtake her
with him, she recalled. "No one
had ever treated me like that
before, not pushed me around,
so I just picked up all my!
things and went-"
Bugliosi, in his book Helter
Skelter, described her as being
"on a power trip - acting as
Manson' s unofficial spokesman,
running the family in his ab-
s ence."
FROMME WAS one of the
Manson followers who camped
outside the courthouse during
much of the trial. "We will re-a
main here until our brothers
and sisters are set free," she
FROMME AND Sandra Good,
another original member of
the Manson family, have been
living in Sacramento for two
years, at first hoping to be clos-
er to Manson who was in Fol-
som Prison serving a life sen-
tence for the 1969 murders of
actress Sharon Tate and six
Bugliosi said Fromme hadI
been arrested more than a doz-
en times on charges ranging
from robbery to murder, but
she was only convicted a fewl
times and always on minor
ON APRIL 16, 1971, less than
a month after Manson was con-

Fromme, 5 foot 3 and 120 ice agents said she pointed the I lack of evidence. Fords predece
pounds, appeared frightened to pistol at Ford and agents grab- She had made frequent public before 10 a.m. PDT for the short Nixon, who cause
courtroom observers. bed it away. t appearances as a member of walk to the Capitol. After re- troversy during ti
the Manson communal family ceiving the cheers of a small by stating public
THE ONLY thing she said FROMME was said to have and bore an "X" branded on her crowd just outside the hotel, he was guilty either
was, "No," in a clear voice been one of the four Manson forehead. The Manson prosecu headed into the park area and directly of the
after U. S. Magistrate Esther clan members who were sen-|tor, Vincent Bugliosi, has said began shaking hands with peo-1 murders.
Mix asked her if she had any tenced to 90 days in jail in such brandings were part of the ple lining the walkway. A prosecutori
statement. April of 1971 for attempting to family ritual and even included strial said in LoE
Public Defender Richard keep a witness from testifying "tasting the blood as it ran According to Nessen, who was terday that hed
Walker said he talked to her in the Sharon Tate murder trial down their faces." walking with theaPresident, Fromme intende
-___~~ ___ __- ~.--- ---.------------- -agent Buendorf was right be- trigger.
hind Ford "when he saw the Prosecutor Ste
hand of a woman come up be- "I have been thr
3sas insuicqkly caught tween two people in the crowd. ton occasion and
sass s qckly caught e had a gun in her hand, and to her many i
Buendorf moved quickly to quite familiar
cape capture. from a distance of 265 feet, hanged. the same time grabbing the gruhn
Of the four American presi- according to the Warren Com- President William McKinley woman's arm with his left hand. I dou seriously
dents slain in office, only John mission. Gov. John Connally of 1 was shot twice while shaking "He forced her arm down have pulled the
F. Kennedy was not physically Texas, riding with Kennedy, hands in a reception line at an "Hd twtedthergam o wnfhe it was a publici
close to his killer. The sniper's was seriously wounded. international exposition in Buf- and t e t he ay of h e
bullet that killed him was fired ON MARCH 6, 1933, a sniper falo, N.Y., 74 years ago today. he red and speagh
at his Dallas, Tex., motorcade tried to kill President-elect He died eight days later and back into the crowd and brought "But those Ma:
- --- ------ -- Franklin Roosevelt at a poli- his slayer was electrocuted. her to the ground," said the so crazy there is
cal rally in Miami, Fla., but his press secretary.hey would
long-range shot missed and in- PRESIDENT Theodore Roose- Irene Morrison said Frd-
so u g h t stead hit Mayor Anton Cermak velt was shot and wounded "came up to me. He shook my
of Chicago, fatally wounding twice in the chest as he left a hand, and all of a sudden he
him and wounding five others. Milwaukee, Wis., hotel on Oct." backed away. The Secret Serv- EWE
In 1950, a group of Puerto 14, 1912. He survived and his ice men were on this girl who
-O-1 i~ r Rican separatist fanatics tried a s s a i 1 a n t, a saloon-keeper was standing two feet away. 416 S.
to storm the Blair House in named John N. Schrank, died' Next thing I knew, they were ; Ft
victed, Judge Stephen Strothers Washington, D.C., where Presi- years later in a mental hospital. rushing the President off." Fall V
sentenced Fromme and three dent Harry Truman was living. _ -_Cla
other family members to 90 Truman was not hurt, but one_ Begin
days in the county jail after guard and one gunman were mO otiu
she pleaded no contest to one killed and three guards and a lIt., E
count of conspiracy to dissuade gunman were wounded in a FR
a edt l ..a witness from testifying in the sidewalk gun battle. Simultan- Bh UI 'SS fW o iuu FOR INFOI
trial. eously, other members of the _______-_____ _ - CALL 99
On Oct. 20, 1971, she and four Puteo Rican ouRepresenhativs
other family members were ac- wounding Rep. Alvin Bentley
cused of aiding and abetting the (R-Mich.)
escape of another Manson fol- fThe irst teptNn
lower on trial in a Los Angeles American president's life was
subur onte a robbey charge in 1&35, wen a deranged paintU
connected with an alleged plot er named Richard Lawrence, I
to hijack an airliner in an at- fired two pistols from about six;
tempt to win Manson's release. feet away at President Andrew
Fromme was arrested, but she Jackson in the Capitol Rotunda
was later released for lack of in Washington, D.C. Jackson -
proof. was not injured.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, whose__ _ _
IN 1972, Fromme was one of murder was feared or threaten- Showtimes: Mon.-Sat. 7, 9 PGa"n
four persons charged with mur- ed many times, was killed in Sun. 5, 7, 9 -
der in Stockton, Calif., in the 1
death of Lauren Wiett 19 about a foot away while he was:
Iwhose body was found buried wthn lya odsTe
under a house in whichshe had w hing a ly a ord's 0VE
ater, in, Washington. Conspia" S: E
been living. tors also tried to kill Secretaryi
The murder charge was re- of State William Seward, but
duced to accessory to murder failed.
and the charge was dropped President James Garfield was j
on Jan. 2, 1973, apparently for mortally wounded by an un- M
lack of evidence, happy office-seeker who fired ;
In her July interview with at him from close range in a
The Associated Press, Fromme railroad station in Washington
said Manson had been writing in 1881. The assassin was:

ssor, Richard
ed a legal con-I
he Manson trial
ly that Manson
directly or in-
Sharon Tate,
in the Manson.
s Angeles yes-I
did not believe
ed to pull the
ve Kaye said:
eatened by her
LI have talked
mes and I am
with her back-
the way I Rio,
that she would
trigger. I think
ty stunt, so to
nson people are
no telling what
he said.

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are invited to
9:30 or 11 :00 a.m. Sundays
5:15 p.m. Wednesdays (a service of Holy Communion)
T TOGETHER ($1.00-in the French Room)
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Washtenaw 662-A


letters to her and others blam- -
ing his fate and that of the
world on former President Nix- University of Michigan
on. She said Manson was upset Gilbert & Sullivan Society
| about the economic and social
policies established by Nixon ANNOUNCES
and believed these policies
were being continued by Presi- MASS MEETING
dent Ford. "If Nixon's reality
wearing a new Ford face con- FOR
tinues to run the coun-
try against the law, our homes THE PIRATES
wil be bloodier than the Tate-
LaBianca houses and My Lai OF PENZANCE
put together," Fromme said.



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Intro to transactional analysis
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