A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 29, 1976

"Thirty years from now I can hear myself telling my grandchildren, 'Trials, you say? Let me tell you about a trial.' " The grandfather-to-be is San Francisco Bureau Chief Joseph Boyce, 38, who, since Patty Hearst's trial began on Jan. 27, has been spending 4½ hours a day on the hard wooden benches in Judge Oliver Carter's courtroom and filing at least 50 pages a week to New York on what he saw and heard. Boyce, who first learned of Patty's kidnaping from a radio report while driving back from an interview in Berkeley, has been on the case ever since,...

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