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I i A I Ik"" """"Y',:21I / L ,MM, C W N " SURE, I'VE THOUGHT OF iTt E}UT !~O ~OO R~ALIZE: HOW MUCH IT COST~ TO A PoNY ?" B 0 X ti fl :/ II ~t I'M GLAD TO SEE ELLEN GET A DATE ONCE IN A WHILE-- ~O LONG A5 IT'5 ONLY ONCE IN A WHILE/" Dangerous Investigation SENATOR Kefauver's determina- tion to investigate the Mafia re- quires a lot more courage than ap- pears on the surface. N~ only is it dangerous from the poirR ef view of personal safety, but it is dan- gerous politically. For the Mafia has friends and protectors in very high places. President Truman had no idea what was happening, and probably his naive military aide, Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan, did not suspect it, but the Mafia was making a play for White House pull through the late William He]is, close friend and lartner of Frankie Costello. The sen- ate expenditures committee was in the throes of unearthing real dyna- mite in regard to this during the 1VIaragon - Vaughan investigation, when Senator Hoey considerately hushed the hearings up. How the Mafia pulls wires in high places is illustrated by Sylves- !tro Carolla, New Orleans hatchet man for Louisiana's Mafia chief, Marcello, who helps operate Cos- tello's gambling joints in and around New Orleans. Carolla's son, Anthony, is married to Marcello's niece, Maria Zaniatta, who came to the United States from Italy on a visitor's permit in 1947, but i strangely has been allowed to re- main here ever since. Obviously she could not have done so without 2olitical pull. Carolla was convicted in 1921 for 0ootlegging, and spent a year and a day in Atlanta; was sentenced again in 1931 to 24 months for vio- lating tthe narcotics laws; and in 1933 was sentenced to 8 to 15 years at hard labor for attempted mur- der. However, the Mafia has pull. And, one year after the attempted murder, Carolla was given a full pardon by the governor of Louisi- ana. Two years later, in January, 1936, Carolla was slapped into Atlanta on a five-year sentence for a nar- cotics violation, and this time the federal government finally decided that he was not a useful citizen and ordered him deporfed. Whereupon Congressman James Morrison of Louisiana came to his rescue, intro- ducing a series of private bills to keep him in this country. However, Carolla's record was too black even for political pull, and on April 30, 1947, he was deported from Boston by plane. Two years later, he turned up in Mexico, operating out of Acapulco, having been ordered there by Lucky Luciano personally. And on July 4, 1950, Carolla was picked up in New Orleans, right back in his old stamp- ing ground. Secret Mafia Roll Call Here is the hitherto unpublished roll call on more of the Mafia lead- ers, the most powerful rulers of crime in the United States: FRANK CAPPOLA, alias "Three- Fingered Frank"--Cappola was prominent in the New Orleans Mafia, then showed up in Kansas City, where he was linked with the late Charlie Binaggio. In fact, Bin- aggio aided Cappola to resist de- portation in 1930 but failed. Cappola was deported but came back again, in May, 1949, with Binaggio on his $2,000 deportation bond. (~appola set up headquarters in Tijuana, Mexico, and in 1949 Bin- aggio made an interesting trip to Mexico, stopping off to visit Cappota in Tijuana and Carolla in Acapulco. Once the Tijuana chief of police, Francisco Kraus, raided Cappola's headquarters in a Tijuana motel, and found with him Frank Bompen- serio, a San Diego tavern owner and business associate of Jack Dragna, boss of the California Mafia. Texas Gambling Lords JOE DI GIOVANNI, alias Joe fore 1920, Maceo was a humble Galveston barber. But he broke in- to the bootlegging racket, graduated to dope smuggling, then muscled into the gambling rackets, and now owns Galveston night clubs, bars and two hotels. Maceo is also a power in Texas politics. Born in Italy in 1894, his criminal record ~hows no convictions, only an ac- quittal on a New York narcotics rap Oct. 24, 1942. BIAGGLIO ANGELICA of Houston --Is Maceo's surbordinate in the Mafia, has been linked with Maceo in narcotics smuggling, was sen- tenced to 10 years and fined $2,009 on a narcotics rap at Houston, Oct. 20, 1938; was sentenced to another eight years' imprisonment at Gal- veston Jan. 10, 1940, and still an- other two years at New York city Oct. 10, 1942, both on narcotics vio- lations. Missouri Mobsters JOE DI GIOVANNI, allias Joe Church, Kansas City--is Mafia chief in the Kansas City area, coming there from Brooklyn. Di Giovanni has been the big boss over such better-known bosses as Joe De Luca and the late Charles Binaggio. Di Giovanni's front is the Di Gio- vanni wholesale liquor company, which incidentally has employed Paul Cantanzaro, a murder suspect, as night watchman. Di Giovanni's crlmiail hi=tory goe| back to 1915. ~iill]JhliliJJ His Mistake Mrs. Brown was displaying a large lampshade she ha d just bought. "Isn't that perfectly lovely, my dear? And it cost only two dol- lars!" Her husband looked anything but pleased. "If you wear that to church to- morrow you'll go alone," he said "There's a limit to everything, in- cluding hats!" Night and Day Two men, Smith and Jones, were discussing the merits and other- wise of their respective wives. "You know, s a i d Smith, "my wife tells me that almost every night she dreams that she is mar- ried to a millianaire." "You're d a r n lucky," replied Jones. "Mine :hinks float in the daytime." Working Eirl:' lob E~."ket On Wage Upswiit~ li~port NEW YORK-A New York em- ployment agency ret, orts happy job hunting days are here again. Big companies are hunting for $i5,000 a year executives and girls right out of a typing course say, "1 want a job for $50 a week." Suzanne Mathias, partner in the agency, says, "It's almost impos- sib~.e to find a girl who'll take a job at $40 a week now. Six months ago, although they weren't exactly cry- ing for them, the girls would take 71ai~t cf.~.e~*';"~,.. L(0ih0r* tJeials reI~ort that ruothers 1~ tJaku area ot the Soviet complanllng that government cooperatives have "com gotten about the toys tor children" One co-op tried to dolls but mothers rejected "monstrosities." T b e were published in a Soviet tion, The Baku Worker. Aid to Explorers Rescue work is a Notable was the one in 1945 U. S. coast guard sembled at Goose bay. rescued 11 Canadian at a time. from a bleat~ hillside after conventional had repeatedly failed. have become standard fleets operating in waters. Venezuelan Oil Venezuelan oil is playin$ portant part in the U.S. natio~ml defense, as crea!ed Korean situation and to international peace and Petroleum writers are vast potential of Venezuela current production rate 1.500.000 barrels a day aS reservoir for greatly troleum needs. He'll Wait She--'Tm sorry to you, but the fact is, became engaged to He (knowing her) about next week? CHRISTMAS HO the job at that figure." . . . mistletoe . . centerpiece . . She hastened to add that things . . . decorative all in gift box. ~aa are not, yet as tough for employers Ship anywhere U.S. Sa as they were during World War II anteed. Christmas box bo~ ~.~. "Companies are still being choosy OLYMPIC HOLLY about the men they hire for those ...... ]s's~ ~ah.--W~' executive jobs. And a girl still has to prove she has something to offer ........ _~ ..... before an employer will hire her at ~ Starts INSTANTLYt~ $50 Or more a week." [ ~p"mEIF The labor scarce war years, when ) 131lUlL i IJIL companies had to hire inexperienced [ .ll Inr I nl and often unqualified people, are I UtNtli~ i Ill too fresh in most memories. ~ - - C,aused by Cl "Those days ,,,hen an employer I ~bo2Muster~le would say, 'just send me anybody, L ~;~m';~,~'yre] O a " ~ " ~" J ~" " S long s sne breathes and is ] ~a~'cl;chingcl warm,' aren't baek with us. But if T ~luetocolds. Musterolea~ hcants kee ho'din,, ,,t fnr ~ break up local eongestio: job app " p . ~, o ..... ~ oer broiichial tract, nose higher salaries and our old clients ) ]n 3 strengths. keep calling up to fill jobs they ~ ~~,,F=~,.=~ haven't filled for )ears, then some- ! I~ ll',llEU thing's got to give." In- -In Pa. N