Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on August 29, 1963 · Page 7
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7-A "IE ABILENE KKPOR'IWNEWS Tex*, .TfctUMUy M o r » U m u a a, u Young Killer Dies Cursing to Last By ARTHUR EVERETT NEW YORK AP - The tattooed killer of two New Jersey policemen was cornered in a midtown Manhattan hold room Wednesday, and shol to death after a furious, furniture-smashing, hand- to-hand struggle. He died with a curse on his lips, The victim, Frank Falco, 25, was wanted also in New York [or a Ihird slaying, in which the body of a teen-aeO youth was dumped into the East Diver. Asleep and unarmed, Falco wns awakened with a police lieutenant's pistol at his throat. He sprang from the bed--"like a tiger," in the words of his captors--and fought the raiding parly until (heir bullets brought him down amid the hole! room's smashed and overturned furniture. Falco was indicted Tuesday in Hackensack, N.J., with Thomas (Rabbi Tom) Trantino, 27, in the Monday night slaying of Sgt. Pe- vestigate a disturbance, while Kalco, Trantiiio and a Ihird man were celebrating a $2,000 holdup Ihc-y had pulled earlier in Brock- lyn. New York police were that Falco registered at the Hotel Manhattan, a block off Times Square. I.I. Thomas Qiilnn led a team of eight New York and New Jersey detectives to the 25lh-floor room and ?n(cred with a pass key about \ a.m. The cornered fugitive, shoutin] curses, hurled a 240-pound sergeant to the floor, and slugged Q uimi wilh a b^ 1 " bolllc - Ddectivc Cornelius Carroll fired tinee shots at Falco and the killer slumped dying to the floor Fire Rate Up For Santa Anna Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- Santa Anna property owners will pay two per cent more for fire insurance protection under a State Insurance Board decision (o raise the city's fire key rate from 32 to J4 cents. The fire key rale is the amount paid on each $100 worth ot (ire insurance and is based on a balance of fire hazards and protective measures. Charges'against the town were 12 cents on inadequate water storage and pumping units, 10 cents because of a volunteer lire fighting force. 5 cents on rieficienl fire apparatus and absence of a fire alarm syslem, six cents for deficient building laws, one cent for unpaved streets in business district and four cents for over head wires and frame ranges ir business district. Charges totaling 38 cents were offset by a four-cent credi for maintenance of an arson re ward, night watch service booster trucks, and for teaching of fire prevention in puhlii schools. He continued to curse unlil his last breath. Falco, who had a panther tat IOOH) on one arm and an eagle r on his chest, originally was sought er Voto, 40, father ol three; andim the July II slaying of Robert UT W l l FRANK FAI.CO . , violent death ary Tedesco, 23, a police rookie, 'rantino still is at large. The two policemen were forced Muniiz, 19, of Manhattan. The youth was shot after he gol into an argument wilh Falco and o undress ar.d then shot to death Anthony Cassarino, 24, in a bar. ii the Angel Lounge, a [.odi. N.J.JThe victim's hody was dumped avern. They had arrived to in- into the East River. Acting Success Due to Casting By JAMES BACON' AI Aloiie-Telei-ision H'riler calls Tobias, "but I do "Because 1 worked on (he stage with him-HOLLYWOOD (AP)--Volumes of Bogey was one of the world's Hollywood prose have been mil- ten over the years about Ihe magic unknown quality thai makes one aclnr or actress a star while another, equally talented, remains jusl another journeyman. I recently put the question to veteran character actor George Tobias, who has worked with all Ihe stage and movie giants in his more than 40 years in the business. Wilh no hesitation, Tobias answered in one word. "Casting." To illustrate, he cited the laic Humphrey Bogart, one of the movies' greatest stars, "Few people remember 11," re- ,. S ***· ivnrst acloi's in his early career. "Producers always cast him as a society leading man because he had come from a Park Avenue family. He was terrible. I used to feel sorry [or him. "Then, one day, a producer who had guts and vision made Bogey the killer Duke Manlee in "The Petrified Forest' and a star was born--and he became a great actor once his true personality was cast light." Tobias is currently coslarring in "A New Kind of Love," with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. He believes that the picture will make a major star ont of Miss Woodward--even more so than her Academy Award of a few years back. "This girl is the new Carole Lombard--and no producer, director before Mel Shavelson ever realized it before. Mark my prediction." Tobias laments one sad fact of Hollywood's passing show. "We've lost our giants--Gable, Copper, Garfield, Bogey, Flynn-and we're not replacing them." 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Like its literary predecessors "War and Wind," Pasternak's work dramatizes the rich and moving lives of |l | a fascinating gruop of individuals against the background ot an his- 'torically crucial period. 1 Two-lime Academy Award win- ining Lean and producer Ponli are! currently discussing their approach to the epic project in, ifiome where they will be joined) I shortly by Bolt, whose recent jplay, "A Man For All Seasons."] j h a s been a major success on both [sides of the Atlantic. Gunshot Victim Now Noi Critical j BIG SPRING RNS - Isaac [Smilh. 27. who was struck in lhC'| j f a c e hy a single blast from a 12- · j gauge shotgun early Tuesday, was [taken off the critical list at Howard County Foundation Hospital; Wednesday. Eddie Lee Wright, 21, was placed in Howard County jail late Tuesday on a charge of assault 'wilh intent to murder in connec- ' tion wilh the incident. Bond was scl al $3,500 by Justice of the Pence Jess Slaughter. Del. 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