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Friday, Jane 7, 1 974


Page Three

Federal grand jury indicts
Hearst for armed robbery
SAN FRANCISCO tm-Fugitive news- TIHE INDICTMENT was the second
Y paper heiress Patricia Hearst was in- and most serious federal charge filed
dicted yesterday by a federal grand against Hearst.
jury for armed robbery in the $10,690 The previous federal charge was a
,. ~holdup of a San Francisco bank. firearms violation, and alleged that she
= The indictment, returned in U.S. Dis- had sprayed a suburban Los Angeles
trict Court, also charged the 20-year-old sporting gods store with automatic
Hearst and other unnamed persons with weapons fire on May 16. She and two
use of firearms to commit a felony in SLA members, William and Emily bar-
k &4 the April 15 robbery of a Hibernia bank ris, face 18 state felony charges, in-
branch. The two charges against her cluding robbery, kidnaping and assault.
arry maximum prison sentences of 3$ The FBI has said that the Harrises and
years See JURY, Page 10

HEARST, kidnaped from her Berkeley
apartment Feb. 4 by the Symbionese
Liberation Army (SLA), had been
charged as a material witness in the
holdup. Four SLA members were charg-
ed with bank robbery, but those charges
were dropped when all of them were
among the six SLA members killed in a
May 17 shootout with police in Los
Surveillance cameras photographed
Hearst cradling a carbine in the bank,
but federal authorities said at the time
it was not clear whether she was a will-
ing participant.
And after Hearst dechired in a taped
message that she had been a willing par-
ticipant, authorities and the ~woman's
family said she may well have been
coerced or brainwashed.
James Browning, Judge Oliver Carter
dismissed the material witness warrant
against Hearst and continued her bail
at $5l0t,ltO.
In suburban Hillsborough, Hearst's
father, newspaper executive Randolph
Hearst, said of the indictment, "I na-
turally don't like it, but there's nothing
I can do about it. I really don't have
any comment beyond that.'
"The grand jury's investigation is con-
tinuing with respect to other possible
federal crimes and other possible sus-
pects," said Browning after the indict-
ment was returned. He said the same
grand jury would continue considering
the kidnaping of Hearst and the April 15
SLA bank robbery.
IN RESPONSE to a question, Browning
said the grand jury had not ruled out
the possibility that Hearst may have
been involved in her own kidnaping.
"There may be further indictments,"
he said. "There is a possibility that
people unknown previously are involv-
ed." He would not elaborate or comment
on evidence considered thus far by the
grand jury. lie said the grand jury
would meet again next Thursday.
Eighteen members of the 23-person
federal grand jury which returned the
indictment appeared in open court yes-
terday afternoon when the new charges
against Hearst were announced. The
indictment ran a page and a half.

I hirty years ago yesterCay
Members of a color guard bearing the American flag, the French national flag
and the French battle flag stand near a wreath placed at the Statue of Liberty
in New York harbor yesterday by a delegation of French citizens to commemo-
rate American participation in D-Day.
Greeks hold annual
Yassoo festival

hopefuls argue
peace issues
Five caudidates seeking the emion-
cratic nomination to run aguinst Repub-
lican 'ongressnan Marvin Escih this fall
all caed for arnesty for draft esaders
during a debate on peace issues last
Although the candidates agreed in gen-
eral* on amnesty, there was moderate
disagreement as to how it should he
CANDIDATES Marj Lansing and Ed-
ward Pierce favored total amnesty, call-
ing the Vietnam war an "incredible de-
feat," while the remaining candidates
expressed reservations about such a pro-
"I'm on record in favor of amnesty,"
said Lansing, a political science pritfe
sor at Eastern Michigan University. "I
believe we should have unconditional
and complete amnesty. Over the last
year the President has signed 500 par-
dons, yet he opposes anmesty."
PIERCE, WIIO is the director o' ie
Summit Medical Center and hasi r;tg
record as a war opponent, also sirwigly
supported amnesty.
John Reuther, nephew of United Att
Workers labor organizer Walter Feather,
also supported universal pardon. "Am
nesty is forgetting. I support aniet y -
we've got to heal the wound," he said.
But Reuther said amnesty should nt
be granted without soane system :a which
those who had evaded the drift -hiwed
commitment to the country by w irking
for the government in programs like
the Peace Corps and Vista.
RON EGNOR, Ypsilanti city atctire,
did not appear at the debate biecase of
other commitments. Pat llun, it scami
paign coordinator, said Egtir would

City residents have a chance to lift a
glass of clear ouzo, swallow a honey-
dripping piece of baklava and shout
"Ya'ssoo" (Greek for "Here's to you")
at the third annual Ya'ssoo Greek Fes-
tival this weekend.
The festival will be held today and
Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Ortho-
dox Church, 414 Main St. A sale of home-
baked authentic Greek goodies begins
at 9 a.m. and service of Greek food for
lunch and dinner begins at 11 a.m.
FOR THE MODERN Athenian palate,
the festival will dish up teropita (cheesy
triangles), paximathea (G r e e k
Zwichocks), the popular baklava pastry,
indtidsuraki, a Greek sweetbread.
Tables will also abound with souvlaki,
a Greec-y lamb shishkabob, rice and
pounids of feta cheese.
To prit a hint of the Parthenon in the
air, a variety of ethnic entertainment
will be presented
THE GREEK children of St. Nicholas
will perform Greek folk dances in cos-
titime Saturday at 1:30 p.m., and live
bouzouki mastic by a native Greek band
will be featured both nights. An enter-
tainment fee of $t.50 per person will be
charged after 8 p.m.
The entire festival will be housed un-
der a weatherproof block-long canopy,
large enough to accommodate expected
crowds. Festival planners expect the at-
tendance to top the 12,000 people who
attended last year's festivities.
The entire festival is a congregational
project to raise money for the church's
building fund. The Greek Orthodox con-
gregation includes about 250 Greek fami-
lies, and the festival preparations seem

to have included almost all of them.
"WE HAVE been baking the pastries
for a month," said Mrs. Jack Garris.
"We start at nine in the morning and
finish around 11 at night."
An estimated $1,100 was spent on wal-
nuts, butter, sugar and honey for the
caloric pastries.
"A festival like this brings us all to-
gether,' noted church member John
Polopolos. "Everyone from the old
grandfathers to the little grandchildren
are helping."

Reporter gets pie in eye
n settlement of libel suIt

SEATTLE-Although she was a debate
star at the University of Washington
several years ago, Diane Cheap isn't one
to waste words.
Cheap reacted from the gut when she
saw an old picture of herself from her
debate days appearing with a story on
a beauty pageant in the April 16 Wash-
ington Daily.
CALLING THE use of the picture "li-
belious," Cheap instructed her former
debate partner, lawyer Arthur McGarry,
to fire off a letter to the paper threaten-
ing to sue for $1,000 unless the person
responsible for the article submit to a
custard pie in the face.
The student newspaper, after consul-
tation with legal authorities, opted to put
John Snell, who authored the piece for

the paper's "Feminist Focus" colitsms,
through the burlesque routine.
On Wednesday, Cheap, armed with a
Banquet chocolate cream pie, a late
substitution for the custard named in
the letter, proceeded to settle out of
SNELL ARRIVED in front of the Uni-
versity of Washington Communications
Building gaily bedecked in a bathing
suit, swimming flippers and a tee-shirt
emblazoned with the wouds, "Daily Libel
Team." Cheap wore a plain-patterned
Snell claimed he didn't see a thing.
"It went straight into my nose and
throat and I had trouble breathing. She
added some extra whipped cream to
your basic Banquet 49-cent chocolate pie
See WRITER, Page 10

ington Daily columnist, is splattered
with a chocolate cream pie as out-
of-court settlement for a libel suit. j

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