CRIME: Project Green

To U.S. narcotics agents in Dallas last week came an anxiously awaited message:

TARGET DATE AND HOUR PROJECT GREEN THURSDAY MORNING MAY 21 6 AM EDT.

To other agents across the country rattled similar orders. Project Green was efficiently carried out—and in its bag wound up 21 of the sleepiest-eyed bigtime hoods to be collared in many a long year. For Project Green was aimed at the guests at the Apalachin barbecue.

Grilled Barbecuers. That barbecue was held on Nov. 14, 1957 on the secluded, 53-acre estate of one Joseph Barbara, 53, ostensibly a soft-drink bottler, at Apalachin (pronounced Apple-achin') in...

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