Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 18, 1973 · Page 16
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 16

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, April 18, 1973
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Wed., April IH. 1973 GHEELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 17 Scot land Yard facing atmosphere of doubt : ulnfeDITOR'S NOTE -- In all Its ·il ; i44.years, Scotland Yard has f.probably never before faced such an atmosphere of doubt h.ii»hd low morale as now exists. iijlilleft Is a look at the Yard, its (' head man arid the prob- -; i lems he faces. 1 -'Ml;iv. - !· {·!·!'By KODNEY FINDER Associated Press Writer """ LONDON (AP) - The winds of change are gusting Ihrough Scotland Yard, and the world's most famous police force is feeling a draft. Recruitment is down, crime is up. A communications gap jj divides police and public, police ~-iml police. v»ithe London Metropolitan Po- vBis; force, headquartered at jf'Jjejv Scotland Yard, is 144 £|fars old. It has probably nev- er before faced such an atmosphere of uncertainty, doubt and low morale. At this critical time, a new man is in charge. Commissioner Robert Mark, bespectacled, his close-cut hair graying at the edges, will have been a year at the top by his 56th birthday. Mark recently told recruits: "You stand between minorities and those who oppress or bully them. You stand between hostile extremes in political or trade disputes, siding with neither but protecting both. You serve no party or faction but the people themselves and you can invoke the law fearlessly, against those who govern as well as those they govern." Mark's address was hailed as the most rousing ever given to cadets. It was also a good illus- tration of the troublesome position Scotland Yard finds itself in. Mutual hostility is often the major link between police and minorities. Political factions on left and right · criticize police operations and many officers complain they are persecuted by a vocal minority of the politically articulate. Scotland Yard suffers, like many police forces throughout the Western world, from new ideas and attitudes which question the traditional role of a policeman as a disinterested protector of the lawful against the lawless. Its other major problem is geographical. Situated in one of the world's biggest cities, its men have to cope with every type of crime and social prob- The tire man '*· :"-'.'i All jobs seem that way. One may get to ;;|jjtand out in the line of duty on occasion, but i.Jusually it's the same old grind, toiling along as a member of the faceless masses. For Sammy Durham, 18, Corpus Christi, Tex., it's a living. (AP Wirephoto) /VXONTGO/l/lEFT WARDS GAS AND ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS DELIVER! r TANK GUARANTEED t FULL YEARS Montgomery Ward will furniih a new water healer FREE If the tank in th!t heater Itaki due lo defective mattrlali or workmanship within 5 yean of pur- chaie when uied for tingle Of 2 family reildential pur* poiet. 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Lovett, a New York investment banker and former Secretary of Defense under President Truman. O'Hara reportedly gave the original to Mrs. Lovett as token of his friendship. "O'Hara worked directly on the typewriter and this copy is his first and only draft of the novel," said Charles Mann, librarian and head of special collections at Pattee Library, an official repository for O'Hara's works. "Some indication of his sureness as a writer can be seen in the fact that on 301 pages of typescript, only 680 words have been changed." miles. These men face traveling long distances to work, the extra chores of handling 500 political demonstrations a year and facing on the ground London's chronic traffic congestion. Work involves frequent overtime and loss of rest days. Mark wants more money for his men. A constable earns 2,100 pounds a year -- about $5,040 -- in a city where a modest semidetached house frequently costs $36,000. "Resignations are reaching crisis proportions," says Sgt. Peter Joiner of the Police Federation. Last year 1,115 recruits joined. Scotland Yard and 1,035 quit. Many simply want to leave London. Constable Ronald Curd, 31, is taking his family to New Zealand. He blames declining educational standards in Lon- don'schools as well as violence in the playground. "I have to work six days a week to maintain my standard of living," he said. "It becomes a mental and physical strain." Mark, aware that police in other nations -- especially the United States -- are also beset by troubles, is wary of making comparisons. A New York cop would laugh at talk of violence in London, he is fond of saying. Mark faces a daunting task in pulling the Yard together to fight the new menace imposed by the career criminal. The English system is fine against the compliant, he says, but next to hopeless against the noncompliant who deliberately sets out to break the law. But Mark is confident. 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