Forum, Mar. 8, 1976

Is There a Barnum in Bailey?

To the Editors:

If F. Lee Bailey wins the Patty Hearst case [Feb. 16], he should consider becoming a magician. He will not only have created the illusion of innocence, but shown as well his wizardry at masking guilt.

Thomas Vetter

Lynbrook, N. Y.

There is a bit of the Barnum in every Bailey.

Tom Fiedor

Dearborn, Mich.

Why are they holding the Hearst trial in a San Francisco federal courtroom? Was the Cow Palace booked?

Neil G. Barclay

San Francisco

I sure hope that if I decide to rob a bank,...

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