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THIS WAS THE scene on W. 11th Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, on March 6, 1970, after an ex-
plosion destroyed a townhouse that was being used as a bomb factory. The blast killed three members of the Weather
Underground. Katherine Boudin escaped the scene and until Tuesday had been a fugitive. She was arrested and
charged this week with murder in connection with a $1.6 million Brink's armored car robbery in which a guard and two
police officers were killed.
Weather Underground returns

NEW YORK (AP)-Watergate has
come and gone. Communists control
Vietnam and Cambodia. Hair is short.
* Campus protests are rare.
But the Weather Underground, a
radical coterie of wealthy children now
entering middle age, has continued its
struggle against the system. Now one of
its last members has surfaced-against
her will.
KATHERINE BOUDIN, 38, was
arrested Tuesday night and charged in
the robbery of a Brink's armored car in
Nanuet, N.Y., which left two police of-
ficers and one guard dead.
When she was arrested, Boudin gave
her name as Barbara Edison. But her
fingerprints gave, her away and of-
ficials announced Wednesday that they
had arrested one of the last roving
radicals of the 1960s.
FBI officials said there is just one,,
well-known-inember of the Weather
Underground still at large-Jeffrey
Jones, 29, a graduate of Antioch
College. The others have either been
arrested or have turned themselves in.
"YOU DON'T NEED a weatherman
to know which way the wind blows,"
went the Bob Dylan song that gave the
Weatherman its name.
And you don't need a digital watch to
know times have changed since the
night, 111/2 years ago, when a building
on West 11th Street exploded, sending
two naked women screaming into the
Greenwich Village darkness.
Police said the 19th century brown-
stone was a bomb factory. Rumor had it
the explosives were destined for
Columbia University, site of numerous
violent protests during the Vietnam
War era.
AUTHORITIES FOUND 60 unex-
ploded sticks of dynamite and 100
blasting caps in the rubble, along with
the bodies of Theodore" Gold, 'Diana
Oughton and another man, never iden-
tified.
Eyewitnesses identified one of the
two women who fled as Cathlyn Platt
Wilkers6n, daughter of an advertising
executive who owned the townhouse.
No one ever identified the other woman,
but on the basis of credit cards and
papers found in rubble, police went
looking for Boudin, daughter of a ciyil
rights lawyer.

Wilkerson was 25; .Boudin, 26. The
two women went to a'neighbor's home,
showered, dressed-and disappeared.
THEY JOINED the Weather Un-
derground, a network of fugitives who
specialized in violent political action.
Originally, they were the Weathermen,
a faction of the Students for a
Democratic Society which led 1969's
"Days of Rage" demonstrations in
Chicago.
The Weatherman, according to a
Senate committee, was a group
"dedicated to the violent overthrow of
established power in the United
States."
They backed their revolutionary
spirit with action. The FBI has blamed
them for the 1971 bombing of the U.S.
Capitol, the 1976 prison escape of drug
guru Timothy Leary, 4he 1974 bombing
of Gulf Oil headquarters in Pittsburgh.
and other crimes.
THEIR LEADERSHIP was of the
same ilk as Boudin and Wilkeson-well-
to-do, college-educated youth. There
was Bernadine Dohrn, a University of
Chicago valedictorian; William Ayers,
son of a former president of Chicago's
Commonwealth Edisdn Co.; Mark
Rudd, leader of the insurrection at
Columbia University.
While the rest of the country moved
beyond the Vietnam era, the Weather
Underground stayed underground, hun-
ted and still strident.
But in 1977, sources said members of
the Weather Underground's Central
Committee had proposed "inver-
sion"-a program under which the
leadership would turn itself in to
authorities.
AN UNDERGROUND documentary,
produced in 1976, was part of that
process, according to the sources.
Boudin, Wilkerson, Dohrn, Rudd and
Ayers all appeared in the film.
Dohrn later issued a tape-recorded
message denouncing the plan, but the
process by which the Weather Un-
derground returned to the surface had
already begun.
In 1977, Rudd turned himself in. He
was fined $2,000 and placed on two
years' probation for his part in the Days
of Rage. In 1978, Howard Machtinger,
considered an Underground leader,
gave up.

IN 1979, the FBI announced it had
dropped warrants against the
Weathermen at large. In July 1980,
Wilkerson turned herself in, citing a
feeling of "isolation" after 10 years on
the lam; she's now serving a three-year
term for possession of dynamite.
Dohrn surrendered last December
and was sentenced to three years'
probation and a $1,500 fine for the
"Days of Rage." She hardispent muchof
the last few years unnoticed, a waitress
in a Manhattan restaurant. She lived
with Ayers, who had remained un-
derground although not a fugitive.
Last year, Abbie Hoffman surfaced
and went to jail on his drug conviction.
Although not a member of the Weather
Underground, he said he had been in
contact with members of the group.
Others, less known, turned them-
-selves in, and attacks credited to the
Weather Underground have long since
ceased.
It is known. that ┬░ Weather Un-
derground members were in tough with
each other and were aided by a support
system.

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