The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on September 6, 1961 · 39
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The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland · 39

Baltimore, Maryland
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Wednesday, September 6, 1961
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THE EVENING SUN TV-RADIO Todai Program Schedules and Special Note$-TV Page SPORTS Baseball, Golf, Racing Fishing-Sports, Pages THE FAMILY SECTION J3ALTIMOIU2. WEDNESDAY, SKPTIMI JlCIt 0, 1901 PAGE 39 v - W v - 1 - V , S t " v. , 4x 1 - iliiiiBiiiiii U'HILE play inR golf on a visit lo the San Antonio area of Texas not, long ago, William A. Martin, 4512 Clifton road, sliced a drive that hit a tree, rebounded and struck him hard in the face. Voolnole To The Baltimore Language rxti one bus that goes north on Eutaw street bound for Westminster ' in the morning, the destination sign spells the name of that Carroll county garden spot as many true Baltimoreans pronounce il with an extra "i" "Westminister." Chicahgah Claims A Dialect 'TRAVELING in the Chicago area recently, Dixon Teler, of Havre A rie Grace, reported that some Chicagoans think they speak a distinguished city dialect on the order of Baltimorcse when they run words together, e g.: "Where yat?" is C'hicagoese for "Where are you at?" Meet yet?" means "Did you eat yet?" "Waddle wee do?" means "What will we do?" And so on. Mr. Tctcr refrained from evaluating these folk ipecch data, but in my (Peep's) opinion, this sort of big city WHERE MAT? VERINCHICAHGAM slurring is no more peculiar to Chicago than it is to Baltimore. Meat?" for "Did you eat?' is commonly heard here and in New York, and one doubts that a Chicagoan could be picked out of a mixed crowd because he was the only person who talked that way. As I hear the variations of American English, Chicago is a haven of Standard Radio Announcer American, the nearest thing to speaking with no "accent" at all that natives of the United States can manage. Yet I have consorted with Chicagoans whose speech was shrill with a sort of Midwestern Bark that is most prominent in the way they pronounce the name of their city' "Chicahgah." That may be a true specimen of Chicagocse on the order of the Baltimorcse spoken in Balamcr. Sun fc Moon Explained 'TAXPAYERS may well ask what effect the sun and the moon -1 have on all these artificial satellites, and Peter Musen, a scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Prince Georges county, has come up with some answers. According to a National Aeronautics and Space Administration monograph by Mr. Musen at hnnJ, the "Lunar Disturbing Force in the Motion of Distant Artificial Satellite" is .2 An Won) 2tt I M, o 2U Mn - Ju a if CZ3 r in ' '''' ' '.w " ' . w.: -J T y.- I ,1 It J - I 'At ; ' k , " , s ' ' - 4 if jpMrWMMfMwii Wfe OFF IX) SCHOOL This scene at Twenty-ninth and Barclay streets will be repealed many times tomorrow when 173,210 pupils begin classes in 196 Baltimore public schools. School Opens Tomorrow; Enrollment Up i r2 i cu (K00 ' K0 d 2 Ko 7 du As for the "Lunar Perturbations of a Close Satellite and the Solar Perturbations of All Satellites," Mr. Musen offers-as "a final result" i ' Army Assignment AVit'.s TUTIES of the 29th Division psychiatrist, Dr. (Lt. Col.) William Wilkinson, during the recent Maryland National Guard war fames in Virginia included inspection of company and battalion kitchens. JG. Fy FRANCIS RACKEMANN Baltimore city public schools will open tomorrow with an esti mated enrollment of 108,070 elementary and fiS,140 secondary school pupils. The total, 173,210, represents an increase of 2,988 over last year. Three new schools, including Lombard Junior High No. 57, Franklin Square Elementary 95, the replaced Bentalou Elementary 150 and additions to other schools, will help ease overcrowding and the need for double sessions. While a major problem in elementary schools still centers on the part-time pupil, double sessions in secondary schools have been reduced a third from last year when nearly 3,000 students were on extended day programs. Some Won't Have Double Sessions Poly, Hamilton Junior High, Clifton Park Junior High and Dunbar Junior-Senior High will not have double sessions this year. Four other schools, two junior and two senior highs, will enroll 1,914 students on double shift programs. This figure, however, is 1,011 less than last year's 2,925. For the first time, City College will have 800 students on ex-tended day shifts. Eastern, which dropped double sessions with last year's February graduating class, will enroll 360 students on two sessions this semester. Woodbourne Junior High will have fi54 students on double sessions while Carroilton Junior High will have another 200. Hamilton goes off double sessions because of the opening of the fourth wing unit of ihe unique Herring Run Junior High School, which will have an enrollment of over 1,700. The school has a capacity of 2,400 students. Additional classrooms have enabled Clifton Park Junior High lo eliminate its own double session program. Dunbar Is Dropping Seventh Grade Dunbar last year enrolled pupils in grades 7 through 12. The school is dropping the seventh grade this September. Some of its Mil ilWiMIraBH The Better Half ByBobBamcs j 3 "l: FIRST-DAY BLUES This uncooperative first-grader decided he . was not going to cooperate and went into a closet to sulk. seventh-graders will attend the hew Lombard school; others will go to the Fairmount Hill Junior High School. Lombard Junior High School 57, Lombard and Caroline streets, will open with 800 seventh-graders only. The school-within-a-school concept, patterned alter Herring Run, will add eighth graders next year and ninth-graders in September, 19fi3. It has a capacity of 2,400. of 2,400. Baltimore Polytechnic Institute goes off double sessions this September because, "enrollment is such that everybody can b accommodated." While double sessions in secondary schools still carry a full program of studies for each student, part-time scheduling in elementary schools means a loss of one hour each day per pupil. Miss Mary A, Adams, assistant superintendent, estimated a maximum 12,248 pupils in 368 classes of 31 elementary schools will be on a part-time basis. This compares with 12,755 -children in 368 classes of 40 schools last year. Elementary schools which will bear the heaviest load of part-time pupils are P.S. 85 with 1,600 pupils; P.S. 74 with 1,087; P.S. 145 with 988; P.S. 149 with 800, and P.S. 99 with 610 pupils. Because of new facilities opening at Schools 295 and 150 the following elementary schools will not have double sessions again this year: P.S. 100, 141 (1,032 pupils last year); 140 (two classes last year) and 110 (210 pupils last year). "For every classroom we lack, two classrooms will be on part-time basis," said Miss Adams. All Schools Have Been Thoroughly Cleaned All 196 Baltimore city schools have been thoroughly cleaned by the custodial staff. The engineering and repair shop staffs have also been busy this summer painting, repairing snd getting schools ready for opening day. Commenting on the 1961-1962 program, Dr. George B. Brain, superintendent of public instruction, said: "We shall seek to improve our educational services. "With an intense public interest in current educational problems, most of this interest seems to be centered in the ends of education. The puolic is also interested in the day-to-day responsibilities that education has to all children. "While some suggestions from the public are in the form of criticism, educators, during the last few years, have come to react positively to a genuine criticism. This has proved beneficial sinct criticism is a necessary ingredient of progress." m QrjjMv qBamg (ID Bookmakers Remain Anonymous In N.Y. City (Third of six articles excerpted from the book "A Two-Dollar Bet Means Murder," a study of the unholy alliance between gambling and crime.) By FREW I. COOK One of the greatest mysteries in to establish any significant tics between city and -upstate books. "I gave myself the afternoon off." Hud icWnlled uxyii ycun Vnwramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. ITT LA LEIIOS XX r L A Ksm.i. IJ WHAT THE AKWrTECTS. CREAM OP THE 6M0F7IM& CENTER PROVEPTDBE. Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon. taiiSciniSMSiiJin aHSZEEDEHEO (Abm juvo-m AORTA PROUD COU5W TiffTHUIOOrHAOU American critics in the last ten years revolves around the simple question: What happened to the New York city bookmaking racket? After the Kcfauver investigation, the city's multibillion-dollar bookmaking industry, a traffic so huge that a 2,600-telephone circuit in Bergen county had been re quired to handle it, suddenly went underground. It disappeared from view like a witch on a jet-propelled broomstick. Time and again occasional probes have spotlighted huge bookmaking operations in lesser cities, but New York itself has remained one vast and intriguing blank. A clue to that mystery was provided for the first time during the New York State Commission of Investigation probe. The commission s objective was upstate gambling; it had not proposed to inquire into the separate problem of New York city. Yet it would be only natural to expect that many tics to the great New York city underworld would have appeared. After all, upstate book ies were in constant touch with Minneapolis, Covington, Biloxi, Detroit, Chicago, Boston and Mi ami. But and this was the truly amazing circumstance not with New York city. Hotels Key To Riddle Joseph Manners, of Milton Wessel's Federal rackets-busting team, had been perplexed in his earlier investigation by the same vacuum. After much intensive study, Manners came to the con clusion, that the New York city bookmaking racket was the most skillfully directed and the most sophisticated rn the entire nation. and that it operated behind the facade of some highly respectable fronts. Later Manners again put his finger on the hotels as the key to the New York riddle. He ex plained that his Investigators, like the Slate sleuths, had been unable "We could1 not work the New York city area because of . . . all the many hotels involved," Manners declared flatly. "We could not get the proper information. How does one sort out the calls funneling into hotels, containing hundreds of rooms? How does one determine wtucn cans are legitimate calls, and which bookie calls? Seek Anonymity The books of New Y'ork shun such crude techniques as the in dividually registered phone and the private business that is a transparent cover for illicit op erations, Rather, they seek anonymity in the large number of legitimate customers patronizing apparently respectable places. Though the city s gambling fra ternity had managed to avoid most of the interstate ties that betray their racket to Federal probers, though they had shunned tell-tale links to "the Minneapolis line" and "the lay-off" in Coving ton, there was one essential serv ice without which even the New York books could not exist. This was the receipt of fast results from the track. And fast results meant reliance on the Tollin Dela ware Sports Services in Wilming ton. Del. Significance of the discovery that the Tollins service 150 clients in New York city lies, not in the number itself, but m what that number represents. The en tire Tollin list showed that this was the heaviest single concen tration of customers anywhere in the nation. No Lone Bookies A subsequent discovery by the New York commission confirmed the size of the New York city racket and gave for the first time an indication of the manner In which It is linked to national syndicates. Such a major operation, cloaked in such secrecy, means inevitably that the underworld in New York city has perfected a racket organization of flie highest order. This system has revealed itself in many wiretaps made by the office of District Attorney Edward S. Silver in Brooklyn. The New York racket Is so ystematized, Silver said, that it is impossible for a lone bookie to set up shop. The District At torney testified that anyone who 'thought he could pick himself out a corner some place in New York city and begin making book, would receive a rude shock to find that he could not do it without an okay from the boys who are taking care of the situation. Chicago Syndicate Just across the Chicago city ine in Cicero, Illinois, the heirs of Al Capone run a gambling barony that has defied time and repeated exposure. Virgil W. Peterson and the Chi cago Crime Commission investigators pressed a persistent campaign beginning in August, 1956, to make the law aware of determined efforts by syndicate boss Tony Accardo to reopen the multi HEALTH CAPSULES by Michael A. Tetti, M.I). PO POCTORS SMOKE AS MUCH AS EVER A RECENT SURVEy REVEALS THAT 25 OP THE POCTORS WHO SMOKEP FIVE VEARS AGO WAVE QUIT. THEY FELT THE RISK OP LUNG CANCER WAS TOO GREAT. ,lhtnotmtnddtfrUduBnoiticiMhii. million-dollar gambling operations that had flourished previously- Cook county sheriff at the time was Joseph D. Lohman, a former University of Chicago professor, criminologist of note, and consultant to police departments throughout the nation. Peterson detailed plans of the Chicago syndicate to open a big gambling house and Lohman initially acted on this informa tion. He raided the place and made several arrests. Moves to Cicero But Peterson later reported, the big game subsequently opened on the very premises that had been raided, ran there for a few weeks, and then moved to Cicero, long a hotbed of Capone mob activity In 1957, the Chicago Crime Commission concentrated on wide-open gambling in Cicero. During the year it sent nine let ters to the sheriffs office contain ing specific details on Cicero gambling operations. One huge game had run at the same site for more than ten years; the address and the operators had been publicly identified during the Kefauver probe yet nothing had changed, the gambling spot ran wide open right where it had always been. The Crime Commission contin ued to direct specific reports about gambling to Sheriff Loh-man's office. It sent the sheriff seven letters pin-pointing eighty- two gambling spots. In a letter dated October 22, 1958, the com mission commented acidly: Continue Operations "Many of the gambling places set forth have been known to your office for a number of years. et the places continue to operate without fear of raids of arrests. In late October, 1959, Accardo took his wife on a tour of Eu rope; accompanying them were Chicago Police Lt. De Grazio and his wife, The publicity left Lt. De Grazio considerably miffed. He pointed out that Accardo had been an usher at his wedding in 1927, and when Accardo was married in 1934. De Grazio, then a sergeant had accompanied the gang leader and his bride on their honev- moon. I Besides, De Grazio wondered righteously, what was wrong about associating with Tony Ac cardo? He had never been con victed of anything. "Morally Unfit" This last statement accorded perfectly with the facts. Tony Accardo had been accused of almost every conceivable crime forgery, perjury, tax cheating, hijacking, bootlegging, robbery, kidnaping, extortion, gambling. narcotics peddling, labor racketeering, pandering, and murder. But the worst that had ever happened to him was a $200 fine for disorderly conduct, and he had been relieved of the necessity of going into the armed forces in World War II because his River Forest draft board had found him "morally unfit for military service." In 1959, Milton Wessel's Mid- west rackets-busting team and three special Justice Department prosecutors began to subject Ac cardo's income tax returns to minute scrutiny. "Business Expense Accardo's enormous income for years had been no secret. He lived in a 22-room mansion with gold-plated plumbing, set on spa cious grounds behind a 6-foot high iron fence electrically wired to discourage intrusion. The estate was valued at half a million dol lars and was located at 915 Frank lin avenue in the exclusive River Forest section of Chicago, They began to probe into a tax dodge that enabled Accardo to report and pay taxes on a heavy, seemingly legitimate income. In 1956, 1957, and 1958, Accardo listed himself as "a sales promotiqn man" for a beer concern. He reported and paid taxes on an income of $179,273 for the three years. In doing so, he had claimed as a business expense" an item of $3,993, or 90 per cent of the cost of operating his fire-engine red Mercedes sports car. Government prosecutors based their attack on Accardo on tha premise that the entire whopping salary was a device to give rum so much "legitimate" spending money that it would be almost impossible to develop an income tax fraud case against him. It was the Government's conten- tion that Accardo had never sold a can of beer and that, when h charged off his sports car ex-penses to the beer business, ht was committing a clear fraud. In April, 1960, he was indicted on three counts of Federal incoma tax evasion, and in November he was convicted by a jury. Judge Julius Hoffman threw the book at Accardo, sentencing him to six years in prison, fining him $15,-000, and assessing him for the full costs of the nine-week jury trial a penalty that, attorneys said, would be astronomical. Exeerpied from "A Two-Dollar Bet Meant Murder." Copyright (CI 1960, 1961, htf Fred J. Cook. Published by Th Dial Prest, Ine. 0t tnbuttd by Bookt In Th Newt, Inc. TOMORROW: New Orleans and Carlos Marcello. Bennett Cerf JAMES THURBER, top American humorist, and creator of the immortal Walter Mitty, also dashes off an occasional poem in his spare time. Here are a couple of his two liners: 1. Though statisticians in our time never kept the score, Man wants a great deal here below and woman even more. 2. Men of all degrees should form this prudent habit: Never serve a rabbit stew before you catch the rabbit A darling litle sophomore from Vassar, seeking a summer job in a book publishing house, was given an application to fill out One question thereon caused obvious trouble: "Salary desired?" She finally answered "Yes." i CoDjrliht XHl, If BeuntU Cert, DutrlbuUd bt Kiot mtum ernliett

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