Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbridge Herald FOURTH SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, April 17, 1974 Pages 35 44 Possible strike added threat SLA suspects named Suspects are from left to right, Camilla C. Hall, Patricia Soltysik and Nancy Devoto, alias Nancy Ling Perry. Obscure experiences drive radical feminists to world of terrorism SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Three women with middle-class backgrounds, brought together by left-wing politics and radical iemmism became involved last fall in a group they called the Symbionese Liberation Army All three were charged Monday with armed robbery of a bank. They are Nancy Ling Perry, 26; Patricia Soltysik. 23. and Camilla Hall. 29 If captured and convicted, they face up to 25 years in prison and a fine Named as a material witness in the federal warrant was Pa- tricia Hearst, whom the SLA said it kidnapped from a Berkeley apartment Feb. 4. The FBI said the newspaper heiress was in the bank with the willingly or unwillingly- holding a gun. The personal experiences which drove the radical feminists from middle-class backgrounds to the world of guerrilla terrorism are obscure Mrs. Perry, using the alias spoke of her politics in a lengthy "letter to the people" last January. In the letter she said. "As a member of the Symbionese Lib- eration Army information-intelligence unit. I fight against our common oppressor and this I do with my gun as well as my mind." Mrs. Perry grew up in Santa Rosa. 50 miles north of here She went to President Nixon's alma mater, Whittier College, before transternng to the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her bachelor's degree in English during the late 1960s when the campus seethed with radical unrest She sepa- rated from her'husband, black pianist George Perry, more than a year ago. "Fahizah" was devoted to prison reform and was a frequent visitor at Vacaville state prison facility where she worked with the Black Cultural Association Miss Soltysik also was known for her involvement with pris- oner rights efforts. She had her name legally changed to "Miz- moon." the nickname given her in a love poem from a female friend. Miss Soltysik grew up in Goleta, north of Santa Barbara. From 1968 to 1971 she attended the University of California at Berkeley and was known as a quick learner. "Mizmoon" worked as a part-time janitor at the Berkeley Public Library and allegedly collaborated with SLA General Field Marshal Cinque in writing the founding documents of the SLA. Cinque is believed to be escaped convict Donald DeF- reeze One of "Mizmoon s" neighbors was Camilla Hall, who worked for three years as a Minnesota social worker with a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota. She moved to Berkeley in 1972. She vanished Feb. 19. five days before FBI agents went to question her. Mrs. Perry ended her January letter to the media with the quote "There are two things to remember about revolution, we are going to get our asses kicked, and we are going to win GE policy constitutes discrimination RICHMOND. 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