TRIALS: Patty's Battle Gets Under Way

THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY, said one hyperbolic headline. "The battle of the shrinks," others termed it. "This is the most fully covered case in the history of this country that I know of," declared Federal Judge Oliver J. Carter with some exaggeration as selection of a jury began last week in San Francisco's Federal Building.

The judge is presiding over the federal bank-robbery trial of Patty Hearst, 21, the publishing heiress who was kidnaped by members of the radical Symbionese Liberation Army from her Berkeley apartment two years ago and then...