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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 32-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Friday, April 26, 1974 The Patty Hearst story HILLSBOROUGH, Calif (AP) Are Patricia Hearst's startling words being forced from her9 An Associated Press investigation found no evidence m her background that the 20-year-old heiress to a newspaper fortune would say or do anything less join terrorists, mouth radical rhetoric or aid in a bank robbery But she has done them all as the astounding develop- ments of the first political kidnapping unwind in the United States This is the story of Patty Hearst before Feb 4. when the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army claims it kidnapped her, before her friends and fiance and par- ents and some impartial experts say she was brain- washed and coerced into saying she would join her captors She was a bright, self- confident young woman, independent enough to fly the nest with a male fnend, but caring enough to keep close ties with her family She had lived with Steven Weed, a philosophy graduate student for a They were to be married in late June She was a thoughtful art student at the University of California at Berkeley and rarely discussed politics Patricia and Weed spent most of their time at watching television reruns during long, candle-lit din- ners They lived in a month apartment Their in- come was a monthly allowance troT. her parents and a small salary he received as a teacher's assistant Though she took her par- ents money, she was hardly affected by the family wealth or social status To get money she once took Christmas card orders She and Weed had used marijuana but wine was their thing They usually had 20 or 30 bottles on hand and were trying to learn better vintages They didn't subscribe to the 'San Francisco Examiner of which her father, Randolph A Hearst, is editor and presi- dent, or any other newspaper Their only magazines were Cosmopolitan satiric National Lampoon and Sunset, a travel and recreational magazine DID LITTLE READING Most of her reading was confined to school work, but she kept a book by the bed for occasional use The last one she was reading was Radical Chic and Mau- Mauing the Flak Catchers, a wry look at the support the rich gave to radical causes in the late 1960s An art professor described her as ''like something painted in the 15th century long, golden-brown hair and perfect fair skin Steven and Patty enjoyed prowling through auctions and second-hand shops, and last summer they travelled around California, in his Volkswagen or her blue MG, a gift from her parents Patty is the granddaughter of the publishing giant, William Randolph Hearst, but she knows littlp about him ex- cept as an important collector of art. She has lead no biographies about him nor has she seen Citizen Kane, the fictional film based in part on his life She was the third of five daughters With both parents always busy with their own lives, the daughters were su- pervised by a succession of governesses and maids, some good, some bad Patty followed the family tradition catechism and con- lirmation at the parish church teaching from the nuns at the parochial school beginning high school at tightly-run Santa Catalina school in Monterey, where life was hellish for Patty The nuns' character-building lessons were lost on her She cleaned toilets and emptied garbage cans for what she thought were minor in- fractions. She was considered smart and earned B grades, but after the second year she convinced her father she was unhappy and left the school A rumor that she was expelled for smoking marijuana is denied by the school and her parents Enrolled at Crystal Springs school, she discovered art and literature, and in the fall of 1971 entered Menlo College, a liberal arts school near Stanford "She was the ideal student She studied hard, never dropped a course, attended classes recalled Leon Loofbourow, her faculty adviser She met Weed at Crystal Springs, where he taught math They dated regularly, and in 1972 she and Weed rented an apartment while he began his graduate studies She took the first job of her life, earning an hour selling and taking Christmas card orders at a store She quit after the holidays and began her studies at Berkeley. "Patty grew up fast, she didn't appear like an 18- year-old at said Weed "Our friends were ones I had known, all in the 25-30 age bracket She fitted very well into the adult world Sears CORRECTION In the Men's Wear Advertisement which appeared on Page 46 of Wednesday, April 24th Lethbridge Herald, the Men's Socks Item the prices quoted are for Nylon Hosiery. The Kroy Wool Hosiery should have read 10" Reg. 13" Reg. pr.i Doctor's fate uncertain in Chad BONN (Reuter) Uncer- tainty surrounds the fate of a West German doctor related to President Gustav Hememann, and at least three other Europeans reported to have been taken hostage by rebels in the West African state of Chad The Bonn foreign ministry said Tuesday night the hostages are Dr Chnstoph Staewen, who ran a medical centre at Bardai, northern Chad, his wife, a West German technician, and two Frenchwomen, one of them an archeologist Hememann later told foreign correspondents at a dinner that Dr Staewen, his wife's nephew, was seized Sunday, apparently by rebels, and that he understands Dr Staewen's wife was shot dead his style old style He opened up the north with baling wire, canvas and courage maybe the thought of Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner waiting when he made it back home. Alberta's original Pilsner has logged a lot of miles and quenched a lot of thirsts in nearly fifty years; and it tastes as good today as it did way-back-when. Slow-brewed and naturally aged for men who appreciate the down-to-earth flavour of an honest, old-time beer. Try it. TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE FROM THE HOUSE OF LETHBRIDGE Sears SATURDAY SPECIALS Limited Quantities Starts !k30 am Personal Shopping My CAMPBELL PINE VALLEY GOLF CLUBS 39 99 Reg. 7-piece set consists of 1 and 3 woods 3, 5, 7, 9 irons and putter Laminated hardwood heads with cycolac face insert Chrome forged steel heads with sand blasted faces Men's right and left hand, La- dies' right hand Sports Centre Aluminum Frypan i Reg. Lightweight. Low domed lid Detachable thermostat Immersible. Electrical Appliances Pressure Cooker 19" Reg. W 6 quart pressure cooker made of stainless steel Housewares Lady Kenmore Shaver Q99 Reg. V The dual purpose, stainless steel head is efficient and comfortable for either legs or underarms Beauty and Health Kenmore Iron 1798 Reg. Teflon coated with stainless steel water tanks 19 hole soleplate Avocado Electrical Appliances Remington Mark III Shaver 0099 Reg. The comfort dial has 4 settings to suit your face Easy to clean Beauty and Health Provincial Blanket 799 Double size 70 x 90" Made of 46% acrylic, 38% rayon, 16% cotton Soft and durable Machine washable Bedding and Linen Men's WESTERN BOOTS Reg. Reg. Reg. 2998 3398 4498 Made by Crafted leather uppers. 3 styles in dark brown, and 1 style in tan Sizes 7-12 D width. Family Footwear Baby Walker 10" Reg. Completely collapsible for easy storage Adjust- able seat Avocado. Childrens Wear Men's Sport Jackets 19" Reg. Men's wool sport jackets m checks and plaids Sizes 40-46 Men's Wear Jelly Slices 89 ib. Delicious jelly slices in assorted flavours of orange, lemon and mixed fruit Candy Dept Men's Slack Clearance 599 _______ Men's dress and casual slacks Reg to Men's Wear Boys' Vest Suits 6" Reg. Made of 100% polyester in colors of brown, navy Sizes 5, 6, 6x Children's Wear Can't Stop Dancing By JAMES LAST 2 record set 2 tape set 5.98 7.98 Record Dept frprpr prprpr prnw prpw prrrir prpp pppr PBW SEARS MARK VI CALCULATOR 7998 Reg. Memory Function lets you store a calculation, recall it instantly. Then you can add to it, subtract from it, store the answer at any step Portable or plug in at your desk! 4AA batteries, AC adaptor and case included Stationery Dept Ltd. Stmpwns-Swrs you get ttw finest MUMtection or monty ratundvd free dehvei'y Store Hours: Open daily a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 ;