Daily News from New York, New York on December 11, 1963 · 151
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Daily News from New York, New York · 151

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Wednesday, December 11, 1963
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Junior mam was me An Ideal Teen, Not Teen Idol C Continued from page 3) $$ Yas 1 t i 5 s f J n-s"-- ill 1 ! f . - is -4 T i f rPI Telefotol John Foss, who was with Frank Sinatra Jr. when he was kidnaped, is flanked by state troopers as he tells details to newsmen. (Continued from page 3) Sacramento, we would be dan- StatP- ! trerous," he said ine, Calif., on the Nevada bor- Police watched the mails for der where voung Sinatra was ransom notes. If they were mailed enatched. i yesterday after the snatch, they But the silence on progress im- j would be delivered today posed by the G-men was bejrin-! Hopes of a break m the ease nint: to irritate local lawmen. ! wlth the arrest of six men last Acting superintendent John Du-ln,S-rht were dashed when Foss arte of Nevada's police ordered ; failed to identify any of them. It his men to abandon roadblocks ! was a bitter blow for Sinatra Sr., and concentrate on patrols of the I hoed up in his 6th floor hotel icy roads. I suite. "Who are we looking for?" he Always Had Fear of It demanded. 'The FBI won't tell 1 Helpless despite all his power, us a thing. We are up against a i Sinatra told friends "I've always dead wall of silence the agents had a fear of kidnaping." Sym- won t teir us anything to help i pathetic telephone calls were re us help them. Might Have Fled Area Seme deputies who know the area well also suggested that the kidnapers might have escaped the area by back roads which the loadl locks did not cover. "They might have him in New Ycrk" by now," one said. John Foss, 27, the trumpet player who was with young Sinatra when he was kidnaped, indicated that the crime was not a spur-of-the-moment adventure. He said the kidnapers warned several times that they "meant business" and appeared to know exactly who Sinatra was. Under a round-the-clock guard for his own safety as the one man who can identify the kidnapers, Foss said: "I think I'm pretty well protected but I'm afiaid for Frank." Demanded 10 Minutes He quoted one of the abductors as warning him to give them 10 minutes to get clear. "If we're caught before we get to ceived from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in Washington, who promised an all-out rescue effort; from White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger and from Gov. Edmund G. Erown of California. Keeping vigil with Sinatra in Room 614 were his attorney, Milton Rudin, Las Vegas hotel operator Jack Entratter, "a close friend, and press agent Ma-honey. The crooner refused to sleep or leave the telephone for a moment. Wide Offers of Help Talking briefly with a newsman, he said, "I just don't understand it. ... I can't figure why." He said offers of help, including planes, helicopters and mounted horsemen, had come from all over the world. He said he had last seen Frank Jr. about a week ago when his son was appearing in the Los Angeles area. Then emotion overcame, him and he could say no more. He could only stare at the telephone. 25,000 March on Bonn For War Pension Rise By RUSS BRALEY Staff Correspondent of The Xkws Bonn, Dec. 10 More than 25,000 disabled ex-servicemen and Avar widows marched through this West German capital today demanding a 20 increase in their pensions to onset inflation. The silent march was a follow-up to Sunday's demonstration when 10,000 one-time prisoners of war paraded to demand pension inei eases. The demands are the first serious domestic challenge to Ludwig Erhard since he took over the chancellorship two months ago. He has vowed he will not give in to pressure groups because it "would make his tight.budget vulnerable. . Toilay"s, demonstrators, tome hobbling on crutches, others in wheelchairs, arrived in 500 buses and five special trains from all over West Germany. The parade jammed traffic and closed the downtown area. Erhard, who has offered a partial pension increase this year with more next year, refused to meet representatives of the war victims. The Chancellor, himself a 40 disabled World War I veteran, says he renounced his pension, 25 j.eajs i face relationship of warmth and togetherness, and young Sinatra is one of his father's biggest fans. Pop's the Pattern WThen he went on tour, he would get in voice while dressing to go on stage by playing his father's recordings, and singing along with them. And he can repeat big scenes from his father's movie roles. The veteran musicians who played with Frank at his New York appearance said good things about him: "He's bright, intelligent and real'y wants to learn," one of them said. Another one said "He stands in front of the band, and digs evervthing and always seems thrilled to be there." And most important of all, he was described as a kid who has a real love of music, a feeling for it, and a desire to stay with it, improving himself. No Breath of Scandal When the boy's kidnaping shot him onto the front pages, his clippings in the newspaper morgue were unusual in one big way the lack of any romantic or scandalous or off-beat items on him. This, despite the fact he has had money and a name all of his life, and has been exposed to all of the hazards this means to a kid exposed to Hollywood and the Hollywood way of life. Just yesterday, for the first time, his name was connected with a girl's, and that connection was made ly the girl herself. In Los Ar.geles, actress Victoria Lynn Blumenfeld, 19, told police she had received a note saying: "You're next after Frank, kiddo." She told the cops she had been secretlv dating the joung singer since last May. -s """'"'Sa!'''0 " I t A I (XKWS foto hy -harle Frattini) Brooklyn District Attorney Edward Silver, Chief f Detectives Lawrence McKearney and Assistant Chief Inspector James Knott (I. to r.) look over the indictment brought against the GaDo gang. Indict IB Gallo Hoods In Anii-Profaci Plof ( Continued from page 3) S car when attacked, and were seriously wounded. The attackers, the indictment said, were Nicholas (Tony) Bianco, 31, of 51 President St., Brooklyn; Anthony Bernardo, 33, of 309 E. 8th St., Brooklyn, and Louis Mariani, who was shot to death not long afterward. Cops Were Attentive For a little over two years prior to this shooting, said Silver, a special detective squad under Assistant Chief Inspector James Knott and Lt. Victor Kaufman had been giving the Gallo mob a lot of attention. Silver called a conference with police the day after the shooting. Silver assigned Assistant District Attorney Albert V. DeMeo to work with the cops on the attempted assassinations. "I considered this," said the district attorney, "a most important inquiry, possibly the most important that has come across my desk in a dozen years." In the months that followed. I tf W I j W f V . I ? f iff s I a- ' "3. S -2 r ? 5' 3 I I 1 i - - s , . I i! ! I - t - i; I v I 1 I I i ' i h , . f I 1 1 ' ' 1 I . r s I Jane Dravs Throng With Warm Dance Actress Jane Russell, who shakes a mean bustle when the script calls for it, did an impromptu twist outside the Waldorf-Astoria early yesterday to the edification of male gawk-ers who included winos and top-hatted gentry. Miss Russell had attended the Cinderella Ball and was climbing into her pumpkin a sleek black limousine when she suddenly went into an unrehearsed and modified strip act. Jane wriggled and shook and finally divested herself of her floor-length black fox stole. She tossed it aside as if it were the seventh veil. Then she stamped on it. Tantrum? No. The darn stole had apparently flicked against someone's cigaret and was smoldering. So was Miss Russell when she surveyed the damage and the audience her little act had attracted. Silver reported, the investigators established that the Gallo mob had 22 Trofacis tabbed for murder. A few, like the boss man himself. Joe Trofaci. died natmal deaths before the Gallos got to them. On the Gallo list were Giuseppe 'Fatso) Magliooco. named ly informer Joseph Valaohi the current head of the Tiofaci "family": Fvank Profaoi. An-honv Magliocco. Hairy Fontana, Talogero Lo Cicero. Anthony Ronasera. Salvntore Bad;ilnmnli, John (Johnny Bath Bach) Oddo, Pfilnh Tronipno. Salvatoie (Sally the Shiek) Mnsacchia. John Sci-motie. Joseph (Jnpv Bananas) Rpn!i)n. Michael Mtarnla, -meliii; Cirillo. .Antrnio Retina, John Rayola. Josenh Colnmbo. Sp'vptor D'Ambrsio and Hugh (App'es) Mcintosh. G Months of Testimony Yesterday's indictment was the result of six months of testimony taken-by the grand juiy fiom the probers. Defendants included Louis Hii-bela, 40; Frank llliano, 35; John Cutrone, 43; Santo Patane, bus-band of Gloria; John Santiago, 20; Angelo Parfumi, 31; Jo?ph D'Antuono, 3; Gennaro Base ino, 33; Joseph Savino. 38; Rcsmio Musico. 21; Salvatore Manpia-melli, 34, and Peter Morelle, 21. The identity of the ISth defendant was withheld pendirg his arrest. Silver was asked whether, now that he had moved against ibe Gallo gang, he would take similar steps to crack down on the Profaci mob. "No comment." he said. "Didn't members of the Profaci mob testify befoie the jury?" "I won't say anything about that either," S'lver replied. Ifi Defendants Arratpnod In all, 15 defendants weie arraigned before Helfand. Lauy Gallo was in the federal bouse of detention, serving a term fir Federal Housing Authority fraud, and one defendant Mill was to be picked up. Helfand fixed bail at ff.O.OOO each for Albeit Gallo and tight others, paroled the Patone woman in custody of her counsel and fixed bond for the others at ?25,-000 or SI 5.000. All pleaded innocent. No date was fixed for trial. Jane Russell used to do a torrid twist in, her act even .. without -tb aidu-f iare.,,' leanngs end on sax uii Washineton. Dec. 10 (UFI The Senate Finance Committee completed its long public hearings today on the fll-billion bill to grant across-the-board tax cuts for every U.S. taxpayer. Chairman Harry F. Byrd (D-Va.) said the committee would meet in executive session tomorrow to start voting on the SI amendments. Federal Reserve Board Chair- an William UtOhesney .Maitin, the last, witness, told the committee that the government nld finance future budget deficits. But he warned that interest rates may rise as a check against inflationary trends if tax tuts are enacted. There is no chance for final F.ction on the bill this year. But Byrd promised President Johnson last week that a bill would be cleared by the committee next year.-' -'- -. c i f r. 9r w i i si.

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