Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 8, 1969 · Page 2
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 2

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, October 8, 1969
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Rules World of Terror, Mayhem U.S. Middle Class Virtues Have Mirror Meaning for Mafiosa Head By BERNARD GAV7.ER AP Newsfwture* Writer To his neighbors In the sea side town of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., Vito Genovese was just an- middle class virtues have a inir- other middle aged businessman who lived in a modest bungalow with his wife, a son and daughter and an adopted daughter. and, like many dent, commuted another resi- each day to work in the caverns of Manhattan. When he walked the streets ol the town no one noticed. "Mr. Genovese was a quiet gentleman and a perfect neigh bor," said a teen-age girl who remembered him after his death. And there was the time another neighbor said: "He minded his own business." His business? Ruling a Mafia family. Dope Architect Genovese was considered one of the masterminds and architects of international narcotics traffic. His Mafia family--one of the five in New York--conducted the usual lucrative activities of organized crime: gambling, narcotics, vice, extortion, loan sharking, labor racketeer-, ing. mainstream of American life. But--only on the surface. For the Mafia--better knowr as La Cosa Nostra--the valuec ror meaning. Staunch Loyality One is to be loyal and honest to the Mafia family and its leaders, not to society at large. He- sped is won through terror and used to impose absolute loyalty to the codes of the Mafia, the word of Mafioso, not the codes of the nation. This inner life of the Mafia iias been revealed piecemeal until recent years. Joseph Vala- chi, the Mafia hoodlum with an ncredible recollection of criminal activity and gang shop talk, was the first insider to provide details of that Mafia life style. Ic did so because of fear. He 'ell that Vilo Genovese had marked him for death when jolh were in the federal pcniten- iary at Atlanta. The most recent revelations have come 'rom the voluminous transcripts [some 2,000 pages) of convcrsa- ions involving Samuel De Cavalcante, the reputed head of a New Jersey Mafia family. 'Sometimes, murder was his T . he f were recorded byis hidden electronic device planted by the FBf Speaking of the Mafia leaders, Col. Walter Stone, head of the Rhode Island State police and a veteran investigator of organized crime, says: business, too. But the public face he turne( to the world was one of middle class respectability. It is also the pose and life style of all Hie other Mafia leaders, or Mafioso, who find middle class anonymity an important aid to the continuing success of their private endeavors. The qualities that the Mafioso prize bear striking similarities to those valued by any suburban breadwinner; quiet neighborliness; dignity and respect; the discharge of family responsibilities; the education of children for work in the professions; residence in a decent, suburban setting where the streets are safe and the schools good.. No Hippies Few If any of their children become hippies; none are known student activists, either left wing or right; few are known as dope addicts. To all outward nppe'arances the Mafioso have entered the "They think they can't do anything wrong. All of them consider rules and the law as tilings which do not apply to them. When you say 'murder' il doesn't come into their heads as It does into yours and mine. "They may be sending their kids to good schools and they may be dressing more conservatively, and they may be tending ;o Iheir gardens in nice little riomes, but they are now and always have been animals." The place the Mafioso lives can be deceptive. Raymond Pa- .riarca of Providence, R.I., who low is In prison and who has wen identified as the head of he Boston-Providence Mafia, resided in the still fnshionable East Side section of Lancaster Ave. Gcnovesi! had his modesi home $17,000 (market in 1963) value about she had with Vito. He could eta Avc. in Atlantic Highlands, Anthony Accardo, described by the Chicago Crime Commission as one of Chicago's Mafia chieftains, long resided in River Forest, In a house that was built by its owner for $500,000. Quite a few of the New York :eaders, including the late Alaert Anastasia, had houses in :he Ft. Lee, N.J., area, close by .he grandeur of the Palisades. De Cavalcanle has a lovely ranch house in the Princeton, N.J., area. Living in such desirable surroundings also brought another middle class responsibility which the Mafioso gladly assumed--involvement in political and charitable events in which a needed dollar could be given so hat the right people knew who ;ave it, even if it was anony- 10US. In the Mafia world, divorce is Yowned upon as a threat to sta- )ility, not as a sign of moral weakness. It is also viewed as a ossible danger in giving the outside world information which he Mafia wants to keep secret. The danger of divorce was :!ear to the Mafioso when Anna 5enovese brought suit against Vito Genovese in 1952. She wanted $350 a week support for her daughter and the two childre on Highland ily afford it, her suit, said, line he brought home $30,000 a wee from the numbers racket; Unl Anna spelled it out, no one clos to the inside ever publicly sal how much money anyone had. The late Mike Coppola, belle known as Trigger Mike, wer into retirement in Miami Beac where it was generally though lie was a dedicated tender of 01 chids. He had running troubl with his wife, Ann, who unlik any other known wife, daughte or mistress of a Mafia man kept a diary. This diary was dif covered after her suicide in 1962 and one of its revelations dea with the time Mike left a pack age at a restaurant and wa anxious to recover it. When h did, he showed Ann its content. -$219,000. From the lottery, h explained. Legitimate Plumber The head of a Mafia famil ;reats it as though it is his na tural family. His paternalist! role makes him responsible t his family members and thei children and relatives, In som cases. The De Cavalcante tran scripts concern one situation ii which Sam the Plumber (as h was also known because of a le jitimate business he operated recame distressed because ON Frank Ferrone told his wife hi Man Loses Fight To Donate Kidney Before Execution NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A been at Denver, under Camp- condemned prisoner has lost his federal court claim that executing him before he could donate a kidney in a transplant operation would violate his civil rights. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Monday affirm- ng a U.S. District Court decision came in a suit filed by Calvin C. Campbell, an inmate of Florida State Prison. Campbell contended the slate a date with the electric chair eep him from donating a kid- ley--and deprive the recipient fetaita FASHION BOOs All THE GIRLS ARE WEARING THEM! he would have been moved to a Denver, Colo., hospital for tests lo see if his kidney was suitable for transplanting. The operation would have Boots tor all kimdtt of fashion VINYLS AND PATENTS of law. Under Campbell's proposal, poslopi his ret bell's proposal, with "premium jerative medical care upon return to the Florida prison system"--and provisions for re moval back to Denver for re hospitalization if necessary. "If he were freed, the appellant would have the right to donate one of his kidneys to whomever he desired," the appeals court said. "He has no right to (lie relief he seeks, however, in consequence of his incarceration. Transportation of Ihe ap- broads flashily dressed, good looking and might otherwise be high-priced hook- rs." One high ranking Mafioso who was usually described by his neighbors as a "nice" man, impressed one neighbor as "a de- 'oted husband who came home ate every afternoon to take care of his sick wife." Another said of his comings and goings: 'You could set your clock by hem." But then, they could not have nown how much time he spenl with his mistress, a woman In her late 40's. She lived elsewhere in the city, and also had nice house on a lake shore, and a Cadillac, and other things. any means. At certain func- ions, they are fixtures: wakes nd funerals, weddings and ven some baptisms. Wives, mistresses and chiliad no constitutional right to let pelant from Florida to Colorado and back would require special security personnel and would in. volve substantial additional ex of his life without due process penditures of money by the Stale of Florida." The proposed transplant operation was to have been performed last January. The pros- jective kidney recipient, unnamed, was not a party to the suit. 11 the symbols of great wealth. Ann Coppola wrote In her dairy that Mike had given her $250,000 n jewelry, furs and fine clothes. But, she complained, It was not out of love but because he want- d to prove to his peers how inccessful he was. State Farm Puts Astrology In Fire Prevention Theme Searching for a new approach to a fire safety brochure, State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. has come up with "An Astrological Chart of Fire Prevention." Slate Farm, which writes more homeowners insurance than any other company in the nation, has used a zodiacal wheel with whimsical illustrations and tongue-in-cheek copy to get across an underlying serious message about fire safety. Aquarius the Water Beaver, for example, is a man who has set fire to his basement while trying to thaw frozen water pipes. Aries the Ram, wearing a frilly npron over a Los Angeles Rams football uniform, is so fluttery about a cake he has just baked that he doesn't notice his oven is on fire. Virgo the Maiden tosses out her old love letters and sets a trash can ablaze by spontaneous combustion. "Look for your sign in familiar objects, for it may bring you a message or warning," the chart counsels Scorpios, whose segment of the Zodiacal wheel is illustrated by a scorpion-shaped tangle of electrical wires and plugs. The hazards listed in the chart are the 12 most common Style righ'tl Blunt toes to budded strap. Full zipper. Sizes 5S to 10 in black patent ... brown and cordovan hi-pplished vinyls. ', white; 12K-4..4.W Sler* S'/t-iO HOURS: Open 9 'til 5:30 Monday through Thursday; 9 'til 8:30, Friday. EJ»T'JI*CT:ON GUARANTEED REW.ACEMENT on MONEY REFUNDED WESTERN SHIRTS · Men's · Ladies' · Boys' Girls' causes of household fires, according to State Farm. The estimated dollar damage caused In the U.S. each year by the various types of fires also is included in the "horoscopes." The 16-inch square charts, which fold to fit a number ter envelope, are being distributed by State Farm's 22 regional offices and 10,000 agents for Na tional Fire Prevention Week Oct. 5-11. The pamphlet is available free to schools, civic groups and other organizations ns well ns any interested persons. Copies of the free chart may be obtained by calling the State Farm Mountain States Regional Office in Greeley at 352-6510. Keenesburg Officials At Conference BOULDER -- Mayor Carl Showalter and Councilman Paul Thomas of Johnstown and Don K. Spearow of Keenesburg were among Colorado city officials attending the 9th Institute for Mayors and Councilmen last weekend at the University of Colorado. City officials heard speeches ay Rep. Frank E. Evans of Pueblo; Prof. Howard Hlgman ^U sociologist, and Dr. R. C. Mccure Jr., president of Ball Brothers Research Corp., and they took part in topical clinics on subjects of major current in terest to officials of local gov ernments. The institute, sponsored by the CU Bureaus of Continuing Education and of Governmental Research and Service with the cooperation of the Colorado Municipal League, is designed to provide mayors and councilmen of Colorado cities 'ffifh significant information about municipal affairs. Heirloom LONDON -- A Tiffany clock and silverware valued at a total of $7500 were stolen from tht home of director John Stubbs, of Pcnn Court, Hollingbourne ' near Maidstone, Kent, recently. 1 Anna Genovese, in her divorce suit, praised her husband as a man who lavished things on her, denying her nothing. But he could also be violent, she snid. Once, in a fit of temper, he set her hair on fire. Genovese lamented then: "What she step on my heart for?" Apparently unforgiving, his will (made public recently) cut loved another woman. The' wife her off without a cent, provided was the daughter of an impris oned DeCavalcante member Sim automatically took it as his duly to oversee her welfare even though she was married. A man discussing this with Sam promised to see that Fer rone does not go bad. He adds that if Ferrone does not see the light, through normal persua sion, he will "break his leg or his head." Despite a kind of puritanism here apparently is no injunc Jon against "playing .around.' But even here there is a style. "It is according to position,' says a Boston investigator ''The family boss · could have some cheap little blonde bu surprisingly you'll find that they lave mistresses for whom the] express love. Maybe it's because almost all of the top peo pie are in their 60s and 70s." "The younger guys, the ones at the bottom, the ones callec soldiers or button men," says he investigator, with what they I'hese 'can be seen call are |S for Anna's daughter, and left 80 per cent to his daughter and the remainder to his son. Genovese reportedly was worth $30 million, but the dollar amount of the estate won't be made public until next May. Unmeant Humor Sometimes the private munificence has an unintended humor. Last July, it is reported, a teenage daughter of a Mafioso went to a summer resort with three girl friends to spend the day. While everything had been paid for in advance, daddy had also slipped her some spending money. When she went to pay for some hamburgers, she found the smallest bill she had was tlflO. One important reason why displays of public wealth are considered bad form is the ever watchful Internal Revenue Service. Sam DeCavalcante had the notion he could outfox the IRS, but his tax consultant kept telling him to forget it. Instead, said the consultant, figure out a way to explain how you are able to spend $18,900 a year at the minimum although you claim an income in -the range of $]2,000 a year. DeCavalcante was particularly miffed one day about the behavior of Joe Sferra, a capore- jime (or lieutenant) in his family. It all began with an incident in which Sferra broke his leg. Her; iHhe transcript version o B fy-« » the tod and "* ve " what DsCavalcante said: "SAM: You know how Sferra broke his leg. He was taking his daughter home from school and ihere were three other girls rom her school with them. So, he gets behind this young kid Pa K e 2 GREELEY TRIBUNE Wed., Oct. 8, 196» Solve a Simple Scrambled Word Puzzle for a Chucklt A Rtu.'ranga l«tt«ri of th. "lour jcrambl«d words bt- low to form four limpl. word). T E C N U L !~ 1 G U L E N '4 5 F A L O C ' a N E Y T I N ^~ 1 » Remark about a dumbbell: "Too bad they don't sell toupees with built-in ^----." io-e Q Complete the chuckle quoted "* by filling In the missing word, you develop from step,No. 3 below. © PRINT NUMBERED IETTERS Cl UNSCRAMBLE FOR " ANSWER i , 2 £ I1W The McM«i?if Syndlcit SCRAM-LETS ANSWER ON PAGE 4 o{ the idealized credo. In the DeCavalcante papers, t h e r e slant surveillance of their ac- once.was a discussion regarding the propriety of telling a vie- cago went to "court to complain tim it would be better for his image to cooperate in his death, otherwise he would be subjected to a messy murder kin. One Angelo Ray De Carlo is quoted as giving his suggestion: "Now, like you got four or five guys in the room. You know they're going to kill you. They say, 'Tony Boy wants to shoot in the street" or would you rather take this (a fatal shot of dope)? We put you behind your wheel; we don't embarrass your tamily or nothing." The life style of the Mafioso is frequently hampered by con- tivities. Tony Accardo of Chi- about it and once said: "I can't even take a bath without one of them college boy blinds." The result is that they seek places which are safe: restaurants they control or in which they have friends. PATIO COVERS 520 8th Ave. Ph. 352-0253 whose got a broad in the car al Wivtt art Fixtures mos ' sitting on his lap. Sferraf gets made at this and goes The wives are not ignored by around this kid's car cutting lim off. The kid chases after ilm and when Joe stops at a ight, r th of them get out of the cars. Joe berates the kid and words are exchanged until Joe dren are privately recipients of pushes the kid. The kid went after him like a tiger and puts Joe off his feet. When he fell, he broke his foot. Now Is this any way for an amico nos and a ca- poreglme to act?" Dignity in Death Dignity In death-- In the inevitability of execution -- is part Hearing Aid Specialist Batteries, Service and Supplies for AH Makes Fred Hirschfeld Greeley TraveLodge -- Greeley One Day Only -- Friday, Oct. 10th WOW! WHAT WEATHER! We thank oil you folks for your patience and understanding during our recent snow storm. We are recovering from one of the worst storms to hit our Company in many years. Our crews worked around the clock to restore interrupted service and repair the many lines which were torn down by falling tree limbs. .And thonks again! We certainly appreciate. the fine customers of the . . . Home Light Power Co, OR KILSY, C O L O R A D O / * ! * ' 1 1 4 *

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