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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan was wounded in the
chest yesterday by a gunman who tried to assassinate him with a
burst of .22-caliber bullets that critically injured his press
secretary, James Brady. Reagan "sailed through surgery" ac-
cording to doctors who said he'd be ready to make White House
decisions by today.
But Brady was said to be fighting for his life, a bullet through his
SECRET SERVICE AGENTS wrestle with suspect John
Hinkley Jr. moments after he allegedly fired six shots injuring President
Reagan and three others outside the Washington Hilton Hotel yesterday.
This photo was taken from a CBS-TV monitor.
DR. DENNIS O'Leary said
/3 "' 7 ,"a really mangled bullet" was
z .. removed from Reagan's' left
, lung. He said the president's
condition was stable, the
. "Honey, I forgot to duck," Reagan
told his wife as he was wheeled into
surgery. Then he told the doctors he
hoped they were Republicans.
Two law officers also were wounded
s"° in the mid-afternoon blaze of gunfire
z outside a Washington hotel where
f Reagan had just addressed a union'
,. "-- . convention. They were reported in
serious condition but apparently not in
. ~" r danger.
" ".. A YOUTHFUL, sandy-haired gun-
man from suburban Denver was
wrestled into handcuffs and arrested
. monents after he leveled his pistol at
the president and fired from near point-
blank range. The Secret Service iden-
tified him as John Hinckley, 25, of
AP Photo There was no known motive, no ex-
PRESIDENT REAGAN waves, then looks up in fear before being shoved in- planation for the savage burst of gun-
to the Presidential limousine by secret service agents. The President was fire that exploded as the president stood
wounded in the left chest by a gunman's bullet moments after addressing a beside his limousine, ready to step in-
Union convention at the Washington Hilton Hotel yesterday. side for a rainy, one-mile ride back to
the White House.
Roger Young of the FBI described the
weapon as a "Saturday night special"
and said it was purchased at a Dallas
HINCKLEY WAS booked on charges
of attempted assassination of a
president, and of assault with intent to
kill a police officer. He was in FBI
custody Monday night, awaiting
Young, the FBI spokesman, said
there had been "no problem" with Hin-
ckley's coherence when questioned by
One eyewitness said the assailant,
standing ten feet from the president,
"just opened up and continued
squeezing the trigger,"
ANXIOUS HOURS later, Reagan was
pronounced in good and stable con-
dition after surgery.
O'Leary described Reagan as "clear
of head" and said last night he "should
be able to make decisions by tomorrow,
"We do not believe there is any per-
manent injury,"he added.
O'LEARY SERVED as spokesman
for two surgeons who operated on
See ASSASSINATION, Page 10
From AP;and UPI
John Hinckley Jr., arrested yester-
day in an attempt on the life of
President Reagan, recently had been
under psychiatric care and had been
arrested while carrying handguns in
Nashville, Tenn., on a day former
President Carter visited the city.
Then candidate Reagan had
scheduled to stop in Memphis on that
day, but cancelled his visit.
A FORMER classmate said Hinckley
was "not a flamboyant type" when they
attended a suburban Dallas high school
together and "certainly not the type" to
shoot a president.
But little was known about Hinckley's
See REAGAN, Page 10
SECRET SERVICE AGENT Timothy McCarthy, foreground, and
Washington policeman, Thomas Delahanty, center, and Presidential Press
Secretary James Brady, background, lie wounded in the street outside a
Washington hotel yesterday after shots were fired at President Reagan.
PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SECRETARY James Brady, right, lies wounded on the sidewalk outside the Washington
Hilton Hotel yesterday. Brady sustained a gunshot wound to the forehead and at last reports was fighting for his life a#
George Washington University Hospital.
Learning about interference
TUDENTS AT BRIGHAM Young University are
dangling raw eggs from their wrists to learn how to
cope with parenthood, but the lesson is hampering
-their romantic activities. "When a couple gets
married," said Prof. Alvin Price, "they can plan activities
when thev wish. But when that first baby arrives. they must
Instead of collecting $200 when you pass "Go," you must
pay $200. And instead of trying to get rich, the point of the
new board game-created by Gary Tallman and Wayne
Shanahan-is to go broke. Then you qualify for welfare. The
two contractors from Whitefish; Montana, plan to market
their new game, entitled SOB (Save Our Bureaucrats), at
$15 per game. Players shake their dice in a "pork barrel,"
and advance tokens-miniature replicas of Susan B. An-
thony dollars-around a Pentagon-shaped board. Each
more than they bargained for when they set an abandoned
house ablaze to practice firefighting techniques. But the
wind caught hold of some sparks and set on fire the vacant
College Grove Presbyterian Church across the street. The
church burned to the ground, despite the crew's efforts and
the help of firefighters from other nearby towns. The
firefighters, however, were able to prevent the flames from
spreading to the College Grove Elementary School sym-
nasium. "They should be well-trained riow," said Alfred
Jaqueth, the school's principal.E O
400-500 caged rabbits-more are arriving each day-to heat
his southern Oregon greenhouses. He figures the furry
animals have cut his heating bill by as much as 25 percent
and sees the potential for greater savings with more rabbits
and some additional insulation. He has had some hare-
raising problems, though. While experimenting, Schultz
discovered that the high ammonia content of the animals'
urine burns the leaves of the azaleas he was growing in the
greenhouse, and house plants require temperatures. of 70
degrees or higher. So, he turned to garden vegetables and
other plants that require temperatures of only 48-50