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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 26, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseTuesday March 26, 1968 the stars Anc stripes Page 7 widow says loan Sharks kidnapped son in Chicago Chinatown first Union organizer Pius Lee leads China town s first strike of sewing ladies in san Francisco. The Union has been trying to organize them since last fall. A i photo Chicago up a 35-year-old widow told the Illinois crime investigating commission that racketeers once kidnapped her 6-year-old son to Force her to pay extravagant interest payments on a juice loan her husband Lookin 1963. Juice loan is an underworld term for a loan with illegally High interest. Repayment is often ensured through threats and violence. Crime Syndicate loan Sharks also tried unsuccessfully to per Suade her to take up Prosi Tutinas a Means for paying the inter est mrs. Dorothy Franchina of Chicago . Franchina testified that in 1964 three juice men Kidnap do her son Michael for several i hours in an Auto because the j widow had fallen behind in the i loan payments. Her son was re turned to her Home unharmed. Mrs. Franchina said two Brothers Joseph and Donald Grieco had made the High inter est $400 loan to her husband Anthony who shot himself to death in 1966. The widow said she had taken Over interest pay ments on the loan after her bus band became ill in 1964.mrs. Franchina said the orig Inal loan still is unpaid although she has turned Over almost $1,000in interest. The balance still remains she said. God Only knows what thai might during one of her visits to the Grieco Brothers North Side pizza firm to make a juice pay ment mrs. Franchina said Don Ald Grieco told her she was Good looking and he could get her a $100-a-Day Job As a prostitute to meet the payments. J but i was not for this the widow told the commission. She testified that another Tim a racketeer phoned her and said her son would not be Home from kindergarten unless she made a juice loan payment. After she made the payment her son re turned Home said her husband came Home Early one morning beaten and with his clothes torn and told her he had been beaten by juice terrorists. Joseph Grieco listened Calmi to mrs. Franchina s testimony. Later he took the witness stand and claimed the Protection of the fifth amendment More than 50times in refusing to answer the commission s commission said it had 14 other witnesses scheduled for appearance saturday including Donald Grieco but he and Sev eral of the others could not be reputed crime Syndicate figures who took the witness stand were Fiore fifi Buccieri and Joseph Joe gags Gagliano. They repeatedly took the fifth said they would protect mrs. Franchina s Home 24 hours a Day. Reform school problems Boss knows pm inside out hogs slaughtered c.7 by cons Lor poor Fla. Apas the new director of the Okee Chobee school for delinquent boys Frank Yeh has an advantage Over his predecessors he s a Reform school graduate him self. And Zych says being picked up on an Auto theft charge whence was 15 years old was the Best thing that could have happened even though i did t know for gis grand rapids Mich. A americans from 44 of the 50 states have responded wit More than $50.000 in pledges in a Telephone Marathon aimed a supporting . Fighting men in Vietnam. The one Day Marathon was part of project thank you Vietnam which is sponsored by the Chris Tum reformed Nii ii s l. Vague. Its aim is to col Lect enough Money to Supply even y front line i with u packet of accessories. L Roni noon until Midnight sat urday continuous messages were broadcast Over radio Sta Tion u Lav and Wood radio my television in grand a Puls. The stations reported Telephone Calls in response. L r. Hob Plekker a dentist who the project said 1 e 000 in pledges is enough to pay for 100,000 packets each i t insisting of a Waterproof bag a p lir of socks packages of a m h drink mix a Pencil and pa-1" and a copy of the gospel of St. Mark. The car was , now 51, Friday became acting director of the Florid school for delinquent boys near the Edge of giant Lake Okeechobee in South Florida. He knows of no one else who has Rise from Reform school inmate to an put me Road to going College said and head of such"goin1., to Back on 1hehi a school Marianna Hoys training ship launched h Ange Tex. Up shipbuilding co. Sat to launched a first of its us drilling ship that has Ai Niter brain to go to work on research project probing i he of s floor the North Florid school to which Zych was committed after hews arrested As a teen Ager. J you won t believe he says but i did t know the car j was stolen. I was hitch Bikini and a boy in a stolen car picked me up. I was just bumming around the country. They would t believe i want with turn when he stole the Frank spent 20 months in the training school. He say today it was a Blessing in Dis guise.",i i Zach is convinced be s Able to understand the 45f boys now under Bis charge better than any one without Bis years Haven t dimmed the memory of Bow it is you can t forget it. A s Zych. "1 can put myself m their Jace As no one else can."1 from 12 to 17 Zach s boys Range in age from12 to 17 and he supervises a St Iff of ir�9. He has two children of his own a daughter who is a College senior and a boy in the fifth Ade. The Zych family lives on the training school grounds and Young Mark mixes freely with the problem says Mark s father.,. ,.Zach has worked in the state to ii Niue school system eve since his graduation from if University of Florida in 1514 Mill discipline is the most effective he feels and bos con Vinced that 99 per cent of delinquents can in tells proudly of his old hons who have gone on to be Toiuo Star athletes Sonvi missioner officers in Tho armed services and holders of Vance University degrees. And he particularly likes to Tell about Joe. Sixteen year old Joe was in for stealing a car. He was sullen impossible to reach says Zych. He came from a badly broken he was put to work in the school s bakery. One Day when j then gov. Leroy Collins was a visitor Joe turned out a Sweet potato pie. The governor said it was the Best pie he d Ever eaten Zych recalls. It was magical. It looked like that was the making of the boy the turning today Joe is a master Zych who still hears from him. Considers him one of his top achievements. Jefferson City to. A the National Farmers organi nation has brought 148 Illinois hogs to a Missouri prison farm for slaughtering and allocation i without Cost to the poor of St. is absolutely a better Deal than killing them said Gerald Mollet of Highland 111. It might demonstrate to the people of this country that the poor feed the recent Days Many no Farmers in the Midwest have been contributing one or two pigs each to a mass hog an Effort to reduce Supply a up the Price by a 4 cents a in Trench hoped of let commercial packing House Slaughter the animals if they would do it free. But they said they got no answer. So Cervantes got Missouri gov. War Ren e. Hearnes to permit use of Penitentiary inmate labor and the prison slaughterhouse for the Job of processing the Ani Mals into meat. Cervantes said the welfare staff of St. Louis will help distribute the meat to the most said a commercial live Stock Hauler. Bill Hunter of East St. Louis 111., hauled the animals said another co hogs would be brought Missouri Penitentiary week. Drove the pigs into of Sev Quick de the the Trench shot them in k eral Hundred shovelled Lime on them and Cove time some no Mem Bers and mayor a. J. Cervantes together. The bad offered Toof St. Louis go Farmers said they to 140to the next fatal Kite flight Shohola. A. A Johnlee Dyser. 33, was killed while flying a Kite police said. The said he was using Copper wire As a Kite string and died when the wire hit a Power line carrying an estimated 15.300 volts. 1ugg \ k Luggage Aiumu Lales in new York As the liner i filed Mau arrives Izui a one often s strikes at the the on Ami Oil lt1

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