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Tuesday, July 27, 1976


Page Seven

Patty Hearst wins trial delay

LOS ANGELES 00') - Patricia Hearst,
in a brief courtroom appearance yester-
day, won a delay of her kidnaping, rob-
bery and assault trial until next year.
Hearst's lawyer, Albert Johnson, said
he was unsure whether the newspaper
heiress would be able to go to trial even
on the Jan. 10, 1977, date set by Super-
ior Court Judge William Ritzi.
"IT IS inconceivable to me that in
January we will be able to find any
juror who is not aware of Hearst's con-
viction in San Francisco," Johnson told
the judge.
Her trial already has been postponed

once because she is undergoing a psy-
chiatric evaluation to help determine
her sentence on a bank robbery con-
viction in San Francisco. It had been
scheduled to begin today.
Johnson said the psychiatric testing
was delaying the preparation of Hearst's
The 22-year-old Hearst, appearing
thinner than ever, stood once during the
hearing to waive her right to a speedy
"IS THAT agreeable to you, Miss
Hearst?" the judge asked of the decision

to delay the trial.
"Yes, your honor," she said, jumping
to her feet.
Hearst did not confront her two code-
fendants, William and Emily Harris,
who are on trial in the same bullet-proof
courtroom where she appeared. Their
trial was recessed for Hearst's ten-min-
ute appearance.
Her appearance comes in the midst of
a controversy about the validity of a
tape recording of the Harrises and
Hearst which the prosecution hopes to
enter as evidence against the Harrises.
The defense has questioned the tape's
authenticity and argued the prosecution

cannot prove it has not been altered.
HOWEVER, authorities said they do
not plan to ask Hearst any juestions
about the tape recording during today's
court appearance.
Dep. Dist. Atty. Sam Mayerson has
said he would probably have to grant
her immunity to do so, and has balked
at taking that step.
Mayerson says the tape contains dis-
cussion of some of the events which led
the county grand jury to issue an 11-
count indictment against Hearst and the
H arrises in connection with a May, 1974
shooting incident at an Inglewood sport-
ing goods store.

U.S. prepares for
Lebanon pullout

morning but it broke down
when Christian troops of the
rightist National Liberal party
headed by former President
Camille Chamoun fired on Su-
danese troops. The Sudanese
are serving in a joint Arab
force trying to extend peace-
keeping lines.
Chamoun, who earlier had
said he would not agree to an-
other cease-fire until the last
two Moslem forces in East Bei-
rut surrendered, attended Fran-
jieh's meeting with Kholi.
Chamoun's forces and other
('hristian fighters have been
besieging the Tal Zaatar camp
for more than a month and last
week they began attacking the
Moslem slum of Nabaa, also in
East Beirut.
ruit radio reported that Pierre
Cemayel, leader of the main
Christian Phalange Party, sud-
denly became ill after a harsh
argument with Chamoun and
was taken to a hospital. A
Christian radio broadcast called
the report a lie.
Earlier, Gemayel said in a
radio broadcast that he hoped
the Arab League's efforts to--
ward a cease-fire would succeed
and if they failed it would "no
doubt lead the United Nations
to solve the Lebanese crisis."
In Paris, 17 European Com-
munist parties outside the So-
viet Union issued a joint state-
ment urging Syria to withdraw
its troops from Lebanon. The
statement said an immediate
end to all intervention was es-
sential to a peaceful settlement.
THE PHALANGE broadcast
said a Syrian colonel arrived by
helicopter to join the talks and
presented "S y r i a n proposals
and clarifications" regarding
Syria's role in the Lebanese
struggle. Thousands of Syrian

troops backed by tanks inter-
vened in the war two months
ago to try to force the Moslem-
Palestinian side to negotiate
with the Christians.
Earlier in the dav, Syrian
forces were reported by the
PLO ad leftist newspapers to
have reinfor-ed their interven-
tion in Lebanon and tightened
the ring around leftist-controlled
Tripoli. Lebanon's second larg-
est city, and a nearby Pales-
tinian refugee camp.
In Jerusalem, Israeli officials
anpeared uneasy over the direct
contact between the U.S. gov-
ernment and the PA'estinians,
which the State Department
a-knowledced Friday.
ONE O F'TCIAL reminded re-
porters of the bad feeling cre-
-ted between Washington and
Jerx'salm over the previous
evoartion from Lebanon. The
Uniti-dl Stat, s thanked all par-
+i-c. i"-"ding the PLO, for
"fe.}rding t h iat evacuation.
irfi- nrot sted, reading the
shox' of gratitide as overly
genera's to the PLO.
The Ford administration in-
sists the contact over evacua-
tions from Lebanon does not
renresent any change in the
T.S. nosition anainst recogniz-
ing or negotiating with the PLO
unless the PLO accepts the ex-
istence of Israel.
However, the Tel Aviv news-
paper Haaretz said in an edi-
torial that the contact could
"give gradual legitimacy to the
Another Israeli daily, Maariv,
took a different view, saying
Washington had no alternative
but to negotiate with the PLO.
"The prestige of the PLO has
taken a bad fall," said Maariv.
"Israel should not help boost
propaganda and help Arafat by
making it a p p e a r that the
Americans had given into the
PLO politically."

.AP Photo
Keep smiling
Helmsman Patrick Haegli keeps smiling like the name of his French Soling craft in the Olympic
yachting races at Kingston Sunday. France and East Germany lead in the overall standings in
the Soling class.
An alert driver, says the Na-
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tionat uo u .:uo, Keeps
track of traffic situations by
constantly moving his eyes
from the car's morrors to the
road and its instruments.

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