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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 31, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes wednesday january 31 she takes abroad View of his self disciple no by Dick West Washington i i pres ident Johnson s Call for restraints on overseas travel this year has produced a mixed bag of reaction and helpful suggestions from Congress and the citizenry. Former president Eisenhower has suggested that americans curb their wanderlust through rep. Henry s. Reuss d-wis.,has introduced a plan to encourage foreigners to visit the United states thus offsetting what american tourists spend abroad. Others have proposed legalizing Ltd so that people can take a trip right in their own pads. It seems to me the Eisenhower approach holds the greatest Promise for achieving the desired objective. We Ameri cans have always been Strong on self discipline. Yes. I recall that when Eisenhower was still in the White House he was asked at a news conference if he could give any advice to people who were trying to quit smoking. His answer was self discipline. One need Only look at the cigarette sales figures today to see How effective that approach can be. Giving up foreign travel in too difficult either once you steel yourself. Part of the tricks finding a satisfactory Susti have been Able to forego foreign travel by taking my wife and children on annual vacation pilgrimages to my old Home town in Texas. There i show them the House where i was born the place where i used to play As a lad and other interesting and fascinating sights. I have been doing this for 18years, but last summer i got the impression that some of the thrill is gone. I got this impression when a vacation time arrived my wife and children locked themselves in the basement and refused to s wrong with spending our vacation in Merkel demanded banging on the door. Well my wife said it a exactly course not Paris is in East Texas to tone Western ii.,., of i finally starved it obviously require a lot of s my part to keep the but now that i have fan Fuff supp01. Pat play Pat Allison of Charleston w. Va., digs Snow or should we say gets about out of it up photo 48 whack on is in 46 months a Boston Hood s life is a Short one Boston a being a Hood Lum is a dangerous occupation in Boston by tradition the Hub of learning in America. In the last four years gangsters have been knocking each other off at the rate of better than one a number of whack outs local Gangland Slang for a underworld execution has reached 48 in the 48 month which have passed since the first killing in March 1964.police officials Haven t any idea when or if the Gangland War will end. They re popping Guys off likening Pong balls says one top official in the Boston police department. Varied site the bodies turn up in Auto Mobile Tunks and in Back Al Leys. The dismembered body of one victim was found stuffed i several suitcases in a vacant lot. Most of the victims have Bee taken for the traditional gang land ride to some secluded spot where the assassins fired several pistol shots in the Backof their Heads at close Range. Others have been stabbed strangled Cut Down in Back Alley ambushes beheaded an drowned. Two victims met death in circumstances similar to a scene out of a gangster the two drove Down a High Way in nearby Middleton a Long Black car pulled alongside. From the Back seat came a fusillade of Rifle fire killing both. A Sec Ond car pulled alongside fire several More shots to finish the Job then sped officials have different theories about the kill Ings. Many believe it began in1961 when James buddy Mclean and George Mclaughlin got into a fight Over a woman at a Beach ended up in a Hospital and two months later his older brother Bernard was gunned Down in a Street in Charlestown a Section of Boston. Police saj200 persons saw the Daylight slaying but no witnesses overcame Forward. Four years later buddy Melean ran into a Shotgun ambush in a Back Alley in Somerville nearby City. In the meantime George me he spend Money fast enough Kansas City a car Cannon Wichita real estate Man is in a hurry to use his Money because he has chronic leukaemia and his doctors Don know How much longer he has to wife died of leukaemia in May 1965, and he wanted to build a memorial to her. They had been married 38 was thinking about a functional memorial he said. No just a so he is financing construction of a $450,000 residence Hall for married students at the methodist St. Paul school of theology in Kansas also has set up a fund to provide full tuition scholar ships to St. Paul students who preach in the Little methodist Church in Bucklin mo., his boy Hood Home Many people sit Down and try to figure out the least the can get by with but i figure out the most i can give cannons id. If you give in your life time you can see the effects of your bearded pair terrorizes . Subway new York a a pair of bearded Black jacketed Young men briefly terrorized Passen Gers in a crowded subway car monday with a Butcher knife and a Dagger. Two detectives seized them a gunpoint. Hey Man i think Well take this train we re in the big time now police quoted Ronald White 19, of Biddeford Maine As saying As he pulled a Dagger from his Belt. Then police said his compan Ion identified As William rigs Tad 22, of Glendale calif.,pulled a Butcher knife and yelled i m with screamed and fled to other cars on the subway police said. Two transit authority Detec Tives aboard moved into the car and arrested the two As the train pulled into grand Central station. 6ua0 you chap0 want 10 participate Vou own ton boo pos1hatkinra Laughlin was charged with the tailing of a 21-year-old Bank clerk at a christening party. The clerk had no known underworld connections. George was convicted of murder and is awaiting exe cution in the electric chair during his trial Gangland guns caught up with the third me Laughon Edward punchy me Laughlin. He Vas climbing aboard a bus on the Way to George s trial when a gunman got out of a nearby car fired five shots into punchy the drove away. Other friends and associates of the mcleans and the Mclaughl Lins have been among the 48 Vic Tims but others have been killed in other underworld rivalries Over Loans harking. Sex con customers Loans harking is a profitable business in Boston especially on the waterfront where Many sex convicts Are employed. For them credit does t exist in thebans and legitimate loan Agen in need of Money they must go to the likes of the me Laughlin who demand $6 to be returned at the end of a wee for each $5 borrowed. To be late in payment Means a beating or even death. One victim was believed killed after underworld officials Learned he was the tipster in a num Ber of crap game stick ups in which they had an does not to seem to be any one or. Big involved inthe killings police theorize be cause the publicity would be to damaging to his operations. Who cares the citizens of greater Bostondeon t seem to care much about the killings even though two in Nocent bystanders have been slain. They note the latest slay ing when it appears in the paper r who cares so a couple of hoods were knocked off. Good riddance says a cab Driver. Law enforcement official think the Public should care. What bothers me is the so what attitude of the Public says Leo Laughlin a former feb agent and now Massachusetts Hubli a safety commissioner not b a gangster who is killed it s still a human life kidnapping victim was not napping los Angeles a Douglas Jones 27, said he a being kidnapped in his own Carby three men when by Luck m spotted a police Cruiser a to along the Street. Jones crashed into ii Pat a saturday and jumped oui. The two startled patrolmen arrested Joe Mantta Lampton Williams 20, Dalles e. Flores 27, Ondon of kidnapping

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