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change, conspiracy to teargas and bomb an assembly
of persons, and several gun
law violations.
Those arrested were members of a Bible study group
known as "The Society of
Man," and many of them,
authorities said, campaigned
last fall for former Alabama
Gov. George W a 11 a c e for
Swastika arm bands, pict ures of Adolf Hitler and the
late American Nazi leader,
George Lincoln Rockwell,
Nazi flags and tYfrivr%paraphernalia associated w ith
Nazism, were found by police
Nem made the arrests.
Also confiscated were 75
pounds of black powder and
30 guns, some automatic.
Nazis at press conference with familiar trappings
—Examiner Pholo
Beaten in Jail
Bomb Suspects
Before Court
Nine persons arrested during the weekend in connection with Peninsula terror
bombings were arraigned today.
Three of them were beaten
in the county jail in Redwood
City by other prisoners who,
according to the authorities,
objected to their Nazi bragging.
The nine are charged with
advocating and abetting acts
of violence to effect political
Police in Menlo Park and
Palo Alto say the suspects,
were connected with a series
of 40 violent incidents directed against anti-war and ultra-liberal groups in the
South Peninsula area.
Those arrested:
• John Ralph Mirto, 24,
644 California St., Palo Alto,
released on bail.
• The three who were injured in jail, Donald Kay
Smith, 22, of 644 California
St., Palo Alto, beaten on the
face; Robert Lake, 23, of 962
15th St., Redwood City, and
Walter Lamar Peddy, 24, of
108515th St., Redwood City, a
painter, both treated for cuts
and possible rib fractures.
• James McGee, 34, of
1001 University Dr., Menlo
Park, a dental technician,
and his wife, Donna.
• Joseph David Cooney,
49, 353 Waverly St., Menlo
Park, chemical engineer.
• Douglas Scott Neher, 18,
119 Nevada St., Re d w ood
City, service station attendant.
• Steven Brent McClean,
20,' 171 Lucero Way, Menlo
Peddy 's mother, Agnes,
said if any of the nine were
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Nazis she was unaware of it,
but she claims she knew all
of the nine arrested because
they worked together in the
Wallace campaign.
She agreed with Allen Vincent, who claims he is the
Bay Area unit leader and orga n iz er of the American
Nazi Party. He said he bad
never heard of the nine and
therefore doubted if they '
were members of the party.