Abilene Reporter News, May 18, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

May 18, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas 3 STAR FINAL 93RD YEAR, NO. 335 PHONE 6734271 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY J10RNING, >IAY 18 '1974-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Presi W> SLA Gun Battle, Fire Kill LOS ANGELES' (AP) Five bodies were found inside a south-central Los Angeles house after flak-jacketed po- lice hoping to trap members of the Symbionese Liberation Army waged aoj hour-long gun battle with those inside. ,y, The house caught fire in the course of the :gun: battle and was virtually-destroyed by.-Jhe flames. Three of the bodies Diplomat's Wife Pleads for Contact Rams entice visitors The riiins at Fort Phantom Hill are among the sites visitors on the Texas Forts Trail can see. The Texas Forts Trail Assn. is attempting to show area residents spots of interest on the trail that can beSisited'easih in a day (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) MEXICO CITY (AP) The wife of kidnaped U.S. dipto- mat John Patterson, abducted March 22 in .Mexico, on Fri- day disclosed an aborted meeting with the kidnapers and pleaded for further con- tart. ilrs. Andra Patterson, 28. in a statement to newsmen at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City said "I want (he persons hold- ing John to know that last week their letter did not ar- rive until after the date set for the meeting." "I placed an ad in the per- sonal column of the papers in the area to which they sent me explaining the delay anil went immediately to nated place and waited for six- days to be contacted." Mrs. Patterson said. She did not disclose if the planned meeting was to have been in Hennosillp. where a- vice- consul who had been .in Mexico only two months, was abducted. Herniosillo is 150 miles south of iN'oaales, Ariz. lUrs. Patterson's statement was Ihe first indication sinci her husband was abducted that he was still alive. It also was the first confirmation that there has been communication with the kidnapers since the ransom note was found. money is avail- able and I am prepared to trade it in any manner (hat is both reasonable and she said. U.S. government sources in Washington have said that Patterson was abducted by the People's Liberation Army, a croup not heard of before the kidnaping in Mexico, which demanded Neither Mexican nor U.S. officials 'in Mexico have ventured to say who kidnaped Patterson or how much ransom was de- manded. "I ask only one thing before paying the" Mrs. Patterson., said, "for some proof; or evidence that they indeed have nvrrkisb'aml and that he is all right." "1 am prepared to go as quickly as I can wherever nec- essary and I lirge the ers to contact .We .'again by any means .-as-possi- ble. PI ease "-keep1 him well. I will do whatever von want. I 'were" foiin'd the'.1 commander Peter Hagen said at least two of the one black He said they were seen lying oil the near, the back door of house on their bodies exploded in the heat Of the fire. FBI and police said they had been unable to identify the bodies. In Kansas City, FBI Direc- lor Clarence Keliey denied published reports that he had been told Patricia Hearst was among the victims. Hundreds of police and FBI agents had massed in (he south-central Los A n g c 1 e 3 area in hopes1 of trapping SLA members believed to have tak- tn refuge in the area. The SLA claims responsibility for .the Feb. 4 kidnaping of'Miss' Hearst. A wonian who emerged from the house after it caught fire had said there were five other persons inside a black man, a. black woman and three white women. -'They held me, they held the woman, a black, was heard to'say as she was taken away to an ambulance. Another women interrogated by police said her daughter lived'in the house under seige and had allowed five persons who arrived at 2 a.m Friday morning to spend the night Mary Carr, said- her See GUN, Pg: 2.V eel. 3 Car Bombs Kill 22 in Ireland DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) Three powerful bombs planted in parked cars exploded dur- ing the Friday evening rush hour, leaving dead and injured strewn in the streets of down- town Dublin. Police said 22 persons were killed and more than 100 were wounded, 83 of them seriously, as the bombs exploded during a 20-minute period. "There were limbs and bits (if torn clothing all over the said one witness. One woman lay dreadfully mutilated.... I heard women and children crying in hyster- ics." The fire department de- clared the bombed parts of the major, disaster area." Another bomb went off out- side a bar in Xlbnaghan, 80 miles north of Dublin, near the Northern Ireland border. Four persons were killed and 28 wounded, most with serious injuries, officials said. The day's carnage was the worst in five years in either part of this troubled island split between the Irish repub- lic and the six counties of Northern Brit; am rules and factions of Roman Catholic and Protes- tant extremists are. at each other's throats Both the Irish, Repobhciit Army and the militant Prole" tant Ulster Defense tion the two groups respon for most of the fightin; in the North denied respon sibility for the bombings So the republic had sui fered relatively little from tei ronsm The worst previous terrorist incident' in the south was an attack on the'Irish Woman Complains Over 2 Pizzas, _ i 2 Cabs, 6 Fire Trucks, Plumber... CHICAGO (AP) Two men accused of harassing a 58- year-old Woman who coin- plained alwut obscenities on a citizen's band radio appeared in court Friday and were re- leased for trial Monday. The harassment started when Mrs. Ruth Guardi told the Federal Communications Commission last year that ob- scenities' were broadcast on her citizen's band radio. Since Sirs. Guardi com- plained, she was threatened by anonymous telephone call- ers and was the victim of van- dalism, authorities said. The harassment peaked nn Mother's Day weekend. Au- thorities said lhal, during nine hours Sunday, she had at nor door I wo pizza deliveries for 518.45, five electricians report- ing for emergency service at double time vales, a plumber on double overtime, two taxi cabs, two ambulances and six fire trucks. This was' followed by C.O.D. deliverj' of a funeral wreath. The stale contends the sources' of the obscenities were'Ronald Talone, 26, and George Wilzcak, 28. An assislant state's attorney said there is no Illinois statute covering such obscenities and lodged charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property againsl the two Authorities said Uie trial of Talone and Witzeak' originally was set for June 12. want these men off the street, so we went to court today la petition for a bond against arj official said Friday "This was de- nied If it had been granted, each defendant would have had: to post at least jlj.OW to Keep from going to jail await ing trial." Although he refused the bond petition, Judge Marion Garnetl of. Circuit, Court' ad- monished Talone and Witicak and moved up the-trial-to. Monday Parliament in 1J72 in two peisons were killed andi 120 wounded H came during a Debate on legislation to crack car and drove tarn to the hospital lie sax! he had been lifted off his feet by tbe blast" Pnme Minister Liam Cos grave of Ireland said the plosions would bring home to the peopte of the 'republic whit then- neighbors in'the north had been loi the past five years. He said his government did not yet know who was respon- sible for the disaster, but he asscrleil that "everyone who has preached violence must bear a share of the blame." Police said the Dublin blasts, in three separate areas of the city, came without warning. comply completely with the instructions. 1 remain ready to meet their requirements in or- der to free my husband." The ads Mrs. Patterson mentioned apparently referred to ads in two .Hermosillo news- papers last week. They were signed by a "Mr. West" and said that due to mail delavs were unable to be at Hie designated place at the desig- nated time. -At-fhe-time U.S. officials denied any connection between the ads and the kid- naoing.. She said the ransom note, which U.S. officials said was in Patterson's own writing and left at the consulate only hours after the kidnaping, "specifically requests that nn publicity be given, but I have no oilier means of reaching the kidnapers, except through you, to tell them tliat I was there." The vice consul for farm af- fairs has been held 57 days, longer than any other foreign diplomat kidnaped in Mexico. inside Todoy Ziegler Claims Country Misled By Inquiry Leaks Presidential Press Secretory Ronald Ziegler soid Fri- day thai, the resulr :of leaks from the House im- peachment inquiry is that the country is being mis- led about the facts. Pq 2A.' 1 IA UA ttu'reh Classified