• Short Summary

    Patricia Hearst -- the kidnapped daughter of American newspaper-owner Randolph Hearst -- has accused her father on a tape recording of not doing enough to get her freed.

  • Description

    Patricia Hearst -- the kidnapped daughter of American newspaper-owner Randolph Hearst -- has accused her father on a tape recording of not doing enough to get her freed.

    The tape was found in a San Francisco cafeteria after a woman had telephoned a local radio station.

    The self-styled Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) say they are holding Miss. Hearst. She was snatched from an apartment in Berkley six weeks ago and her captors demanded that Mr. Hearst set up a free-food scheme to help the San Francisco poor.

    Mr. Hearst has spent two million dollars (880,000 sterling) on food for the poor, but a woman SLA member on the same tape recording dismissed his effort as inadequate. She said he was trying to distribute hog food instead of top quality goods.

    Mr. Hearst has said he can put up no more money, but the Hearst corporation has said it will donate a further four million dollars.

    On the tape, the SLA also asked that two of its members on murder charges in California's San Quentin jail should be allowed to hold a nationally-televised press conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6C1PEIC93N65FCE55H065CHD2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C1PEIC93N65FCE55H065CHD2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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