THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1950 PT.YTHKvn.T.F (AKK.V COUNTER NEWS VAGB NINV Costello 'Disqualifies' Himself as a Witness In Probe of Gambling WASHINGTON, April 27. (IP)— Influence. He once described him Frank Costello, » reputed king pin sell as nothing more than a "foirn- Ihe gambling world, testified of the gambling world, under oath today that is is "not qualified or equipped" to give Senators Information about big-time Rwagering In the United States. ' "At the present time I'm not qualified," the Italian-born Costello said with a heavy accent. "Why?" asXed Senator McFar land (D-Arli). "Maybe I don't know about It, Costello saia. The nattily-dressed Costello appeared before a Senate commerce subcommittee which is studying bill designed to ban the movement of gambling information across state lines. McFarland Is chairman of the group. The subcommittee kept Costello and his attorneys, George Wolf waiting in an ante-room for mor than an hour while they heart testimony from Police Chief Edward J. Allen, Jr., of Youngston. O. Called "Glorified Goon" Allen told them Costello was nothing more than a "glorified goon." He commented that "If it' weren't for corrupt politicians, Costello wouldn't be In the position he is In today." Allen was called to testify about his 1948 drive against, bookmakers in which he said his force closed down 15 bookie Joints. The Youngstown chief differed with previous witnesses in saying he doesn't believe local authorities are "helpless" in fighting organized gambling. Resents Implication He said he resented such an "im- ;:plication," but he said federal laws ^PJfcould help. The announcement of the Italian- born Costcllo's apearance drew wide attention because he has been something of a mystery man despite his denials of any underworld r bootlegger who couldn't get raffle ticket fixed." But last month Senator Wiley R-Wis) described him as "an underworld king" and demanded hi citizenship be revoked. Cameramen and radio men. want ed to move in and record Costello' appearance for television and radl u d I e n c e s. But Subcommltt* Chairman McFarland refused t shift the h'arlng to a larger room The subcommittee has Issued sub poenas for two of Costello's ac qualntances — Frank Brlckson anc Joe -Adonis. Adonis Reported 111 Adonis Is reported to be ill I Hot Springs, Ark., while Erickso hasn't turned up, he reportedly ha been In touch with th'e subcommi tee indirectly. McFarland told porters he believed Erickson's a] pearance wouid be arranjed with out difficulty. The state of New Jersey, carryin on Us own campaign against book les, charged th- western Unlo Telegraph Co., yesterday with boo making and operating a gambli house. ' State Deputy Attorney Gener Nelson Stamler announced the charge after a raiding party had swept down on a Western Union office in Bridgeton and arrested ihe manager and a woman clerk. Stamler said the raiders found the office was dong 80 per cent of its business with out-of-stale bookmakers. He said that If the company is found guilty of the gambling charges it could lose its New Jersey franchise. Truman Meets Press Today WASHINGTON. April 21. </T> — The press meets President Truman today (4 p.m. EST) for the first lime under new rules and In a new location announced last week. Mr. Truman will hold his press conference In the old State Department building, Instead ot in the White House. Reporters will be sealed Instead of standing around the President's desk as they did ii the past. And now, before a reporter asks R question he must Identify himscl and the publication he represents In the past, he just called out question and wnilcd for the answe Initial flans Madt For Negro PTA Group Initial plans were made yesterday for the organization of a PTA al Hie Promised Land Negro Elementary School. Susie Cummlngs conducted the meeting held at the school. Officers elected to serve were: iri'sldcnt, Kdna Spencer; vlce-i>vcs- denl. Van Scrgcnul; and secretary, laggle Rich. The principal of l!ie school also 'AS appointed to serve with an cx- cutlve board. CADTU nrtliun "METEOR"—Screaming tor earth in a power divelear London is theGloster "Meteor 8." . new British single seat jet fighter which recently set a new speed record on a round- trio flight between London and Copenhagen. The Meteor has an announced speed of well over 500 miles per hour. Obituaries Elevator Strike Hits New York NKW YORK, April 27. WH-Elevator operators and other service employes — the people who make apartment life comfortable—began walking out today in a strike that threatened to affect '250,000 resi- ents of the city's skyscraper dwell- ngs. The cliff-dwellers of Park Ave- we and many a less fashionable reel agreed life wasn't so luxur- ous without them. At 8a.m. (EST» 15.000 employes in bout 1,000 apartment buildings in 11 sections of Manhattan walked ut. Particularly affected were fash- onable addresses along Park and •"ifth avenues, on Central Park West, Sutton place and Tudor City. About 200,000 persons were affected >y trie first phase of the strike. EX-RED IS WITNESS - Dr. Bella V. Dodd, of New York, a former Commurujt, expelled from iht part; lart yeer, wu •ubpcnatd to totlfy in Washington, alon« with Louii Budenz. on Sea. j Joteph McCarthy'! charjM (ftinit O*en Lattlmor*. Mli« Dodd was called at thi re- quMt ot Lattimort'i attorneys in an •Sort to refute Budeni'i ehutei that hi considered Lartl- snore a member of • Communist cell. Former Resident Of Keiser Dies Services for Mrs. Maude Perry, 67, for many years a resident of Keiser, will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the J. w. Norris Funeral Rare Fish in Gu/f LOS ANGE1JJS —(IP}— The CtUl of California may come day be a great commercial fishing area says Dr. Boyd Walker of the unl versity of California at Los Angeles Little Is known about the fish 1 the Gulf; he gays. On a recent tri he brought back a large catch Among those first examined he found 38 species and said 11 had never before been identified. Both the known species and unknown species might well become Import- » 31 MONEY-SAVING COUPON This Certificate Is Worth$4.31 & SATURDAY Tlili e«rtitk«l« intf «»e tntltki KM bearer to MM •« C*nilln« Indestructible 15.00 Vacuum Filler eacktcw Fpun- Uln Pen*. Vlilbli Ink »upplx- You M« th« Ink. A lite- Unw cvarantc* with each pen. • THE PEN WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE -VACUUM TYPE-ZIP-ONLY ONE PULL A N IIV ITJ ' t yiur. NOWl Thl. THI» l» A HONEY FOR SCHOOL- 3 Pen* to Each DRUG STORES -If ^ »f M Home at Memphis by c. C. Jones, evangelist for the Seventh Street Church of Christ in Memphis. . Burial will be- in'the Memphis'j Hogsnorfon 1$ Real ant food sources In says. the future, he SAVEYitrleiperiiiHiitl byluUlliietheMEW Memorial Park Cemetery with Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Perry died In Memphis yes-' terday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. D. B. Ford, after suffering a heart attack on, Monday afternoon, Mrs. Perry was born near Tupelo, Miss., moved to Keiser while young, n d remained there until eight ears ago, when she moved to Memphis. Her husband, Albert Pery, a Keiser blacksmith, died in 937. She is survived by & stepson, John ockrell of Beloit, ^jVis., and Mrs. ord. ' Grass fir9 Extinguished Firemen early this afternoon .answered a call to extinguish a grass fire in the rear of the Russell H Farr home at 1525 Walnut. No dam age resulted. Ship Off Luzon MANILA, April 27. (jP>— A myster ious ship flying two Red flags an chored for six hours Saturday of the northern tip ot Luzon, the Dt fense Department disclosed today A spokesman said the constabu lary was searching for persons pos sibly landed by the ship. HITCHIN, England — (A*)— Yes,! there Is a Hogsnorlon. M. W. Summers of the ministry of health, conducting a routine hearing on water supply, was surprised to find that out. He said he had heard the name mentioned by comedians on the radio but "didn't know there waa such a place." A local resident explained that ."Hogsnorton is alternately known as jower Nup End." Vlrs. Lois Beoll 3f Bassett Dies Mrs. Lois Burnett Benll, wife o Ed Beall of the Bassett community died in her sleep test night after apparently being in excellent healt) yesterday. 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