Nation: Pleas for Patty

Support grows for her release

FREE PATTY plead T shirts and bumper stickers by the thousands in California. They are visible evidence of a rapidly growing movement to win the release of Patricia Hearst from the federal correctional institution at Pleasanton, Calif., where she is serving a seven-year term for bank robbery. Every weekend in San Diego, 50 volunteers canvass shoppers at supermarkets, collecting signatures on petitions to President Carter. Similar efforts are under way across the country, and a leader of the campaign claims that 40,000 people have signed...

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