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6 THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Tuesday, J.nuary 4, IS 100 More Police Proposed by Allen Continued from Page 1 ing an all-out attack on crime, the mayor proposed that loo aa ditional uniformed officers be added to the police force this year and that the city ''grant an addiional increase (in pay) to police officers." "I propose that we completely modernize the Police Department to include a new radie communications facility and mobile radios for police officers who patrol on foot," he said. URGES DIRECTOR The mayor also urged in this field the creation of "the position of a permanent director" for the crime commission to im plement the panel's recommen dations "on a long-range basis." He said legislation already has been prepared for aldermanic action on another crime com mission suggestion: establish' ing a Youth Council "to help focus city services on the prob lems of juvenile delinquency.' The mayor proposed that "we beef up our housing code en forcement program by putting at least 50 per cent more in spectors in the field. BROADER POWERS "With an increased force inspectors and guided by the re suits of our community program survey, we can step up the or ganized attack on blight," he said. The General Assembly will be asked this year to give the city broader powers to deal with absentee slum owners wno tai to comply with housing code re quirements. "Even in this grand and affluent city, there are still more dirty, unpaved streets than you are likely to find in any rural area of Georgia," said Allen ABOUT STREETS Allen said he was seeking to determine "what legislative steps are necessary to give the city authority to pave and curb these streets and levy the charge to adjoining property owners with consideration given to actual hardship cases." The mayor said the city's "most pressing problem is the need to expand and update our sewer system and water purification and pollution-control facilities." "I am recommending that a sewer service charge, amounting to approximately 50 per cent of water bills, be initiated not 4ViQn Tuna rt fViia vaai ' jaLt.i uiau uuiib vt biua J t he said. SEWER BONDS "This will enable the Issuance of joint water and sewer revenue bonds to begin a planned program of sanitary sewers and water pollution control capital improvements and continuation of the water system programs already under way." A many-pronged attack on the city's critical traffic problems was outlined by the mayor, who again emphasized that "additional funds will be necessary to do this." For one thing, he said, the city "must immediately designate an official 'through-street' system for the entire city, with the movement of traffic the primary consideration." ROAD SUPPORT The city must also seek "ac celerated support" from the State Highway department for widening and upgrading existing freeways and "building new ones as rapidly as possible, thereby returning local surface streets to the handling of loca traffic." Some steps toward better traf fic control, warned the may- or, will be unpopular with some citizens "such as raising the parking fines" but he said he feels the majority "will support efforts to untangle the traf- iice congestion that chokes the main arteries and overflows into almost every street." URGES ANNEXATION The mayor said it was his "sincere hope that we can effect annexation of the Sandy Springs area this year ... and the General Assembly will be asked to approve legislation at this ses sion calling for a referendum on annexation." Because it is "of the utmost importance that leadership and liaison for this project be the very best available to us," said Allen, "I am asking Aid. Milton Farris, a veteran of 14 years' continuous service on this board, to take the helm of Atlanta's annexation effort." He said Farris would "provide a liaison between the State Legislature, city and county governments and the citizens and interested organizations of the Sandy Springs area." Allen said it was obvious to him that the city "must establish a more positive liaison with the programs of the federal gov ernment and other govern ments. Therefore, he will recommend to the aldermanic Finance Committee that the city create "the position of director of governmental liaison." :T: ' - - . . ..J f ... . -vl I . . ' V' Ti v l r '-J - - v 'st : 1 Atlanta's Lonely Gav World Artist's Conception of GE's $11 Million Rome Expansion GE Detectives Watch Hangouts And Curb Some Activities Continued from Page 1 have to, but I don't think they ao tnat," ne said. "We know where they hang out, the places we get a lot of complaints on. So we go to these places. As soon as we get touched by one we book him for assault and battery and disorderly conduct. "They're fining them in Crim inal Court. I've seen them get $250 fines." Georgia's only law directly concerning Homosexuals con demns the act of sodomy. It can be between two men or a man and woman, even a man and his wife. It still is against the law. Georgia courts have ruled that sodomy must involve male. An act between two women in Georgia is not against the law. Police have spied in rest- rooms, trying to make sodomy cases. Sgt. Whaien said nis squad has made about 15 arrests for sodomy in the last sev en months. It's not easy to catch. SODOMY A CRIME Conviction for sodomy carries a prison sentence of from 1 to 10 years for the first offense 10 to 30 years for each subse- liFOl Mil 1965 was the year birth cm-trol became social ry acceptable and very nearly fooJproot How will it affect you and your marriage?... Will birth controi change the sex standards of your chi Wren? The January 1 5 issue of The Saturday Evening Post has the answers and more tn a derailed and comprehensive article, The Birth Control Revolution. Insurance Man Will Oppose Sen. Sparknian MIAMI (UPI) - Alabama in surance man Kalpn (tnortyj Price announced in Miami Mon day he will oppose Sen. John J. Sparkman, D-Ala., in the May Democratic primaries. Price said he had decided to oppose bparkman, tne junior senator from Alabama, be cause, he had "gone north, turned left and sold out." Price was in Miami' as one of the University of Alabama's most avid fans attending the Orange Bowl game in which. the Crimson Tide beat Nebraska. Price, who claimed he was a roommate of Gov. George Wallace of Alabama while both attended the University of Alabama, ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1954 and for governor in 1958. 'Italy Calling'. ROME (AP) Italy, a nation of 52 million persons, now has six million telephones, the government reports. Hill lluUih McGM Alf London, Good Prophet Continued from Tage 1 known as a corrupter in his own community and state. The old "Post Office" Repub-ican organizations f those days were, for the most part, un questionably corruptly led. Many good men tried to work in the ranks. But not many had the stomach for it. It was not until President Eisenhower came along in 1952 that the South saw the organization of Lisenliower R e p u b licans." These leaders managed t take the party away from the old ine crwd. In 1962 and 1963 many of the old corrupters were back in control this time as "Goldwater conservatives." Alf Landon was a god prophet. Reform of the Republican party had to begin in the South. That's where the major problem remains. j quent offense and 10 to 30 years for the first offense if the vic tim involves a person 16 years old or younger. Police don't rely on that law to keep homosexuals on edge. They have other means. Whaien said his squad has "six men who know how to handle these cases." Sometimes these men will dress in casual clothes and fre quent known homosexual hang outs. Piedmont Park is a center of such operations. Often, de tectives have parked their car at a distance and walked mt the park to make themselves available to homosexuals. CRUISE STREETS At other times, the detectives cruise the streets, watching for loitering men. They tell them to move on, and if they see them hanging around a street corner again, they lock them up for loitering or loafing. They get their names and addresses. "We keep a file on htem. We have a pretty extensive file," Whaien said. A few years ago, when Capt. W. L. Duncan of Metropol was patroling in uniform, he had a special way of keeping homo sexuals on the move. STAND AROUND ' From the Fox Theater on down Peachtree Street, yu'd drive around and youd see these boys standing around. I'd stop and walk up to them and sort of strike up a conversa. tion. " 'You boys visiting in townb . . . Oh, you live here? Out pretty late, aren't you? It's 2:30 in the morning. Guess you just got off work, huh? . . . Waiting on a trolley? Going home? Fine. Be seeing you. ..." The captain would drive off and wait until a trolley had passed, and if the boys were still there, he'd appreach them again, this time armed with camera. AFRAID OF PHOTOS Sometimes we had film in it, but you couldn't always af ford film. But we'd do just like we were taking their picture. They'd leave then, let me tell you. "The mam thing was to make it unattractive to the younger ones. We want to keep them away from the public. We aren't going to change them. We know that." Sgt. Whaien says that Ideally he'd "like to have it stopped" but he doesn t have any laws strong enough to use to close down the "gay" bars or to keep the homosexual literature off the stands. SLOW DOWN We try to keep It slowed down as much as we can," Whaien said. "But we sure wouldn't like to have them in those gay bars. We're going to try to stop them, that's for sure." His men check the bars often, watching for violations. They keep homosexuals nervous. When police arrive, the crowds in the bars thin noticeably. The homosexuals remember the massive raid by police in October. It was the week before Halloween and more than 100 homosexuals gathered for an after- hours party at a bar that had not catered to the gay world in the past. The vice squad knew of the party, secured invitations and got inside. AWAITS TRIAL When the chaos subsided. 97 persons had been hauled off to jail and made to pay $15 each on disorderly condurf charges. The proprietor of the bar is awaiting trial on a rhare? of op erating a disoroerly house. "It slowed things down a lot," Sgt. Whaien said. Not only that, his methods are showing other results. "We don't find as much trouble in the pub lic restrooms as we used to because they know they get caught in there. The same with the pub lic library. sometimes ponce have no trouble at all making a case against a homosexual. Robbery Detective C. O. Morris said he was chased down recently by a homosexual who tried to prop osition him. BLINKS LIGHTS "This car got up close behind me and blinked his lights. He kept blinking them on and off. I figured it was some off-duty policeman fooling around. I pulled into the entrance at Piedmont Park and pulled over to the side. "When I got about half way back to his car I figured out what it was. This boy rolled down his window and asked me, 'Hey, baby, want to have a good time?' I told him, 'Sure,' and got in the otherside. HE'S ARRESTED "When he grabbed at me I yanked the car keys out and put him under arrest. He was dressed in Bermuda shorts and a raincoat. That's all. And it was mighty cold out that night." Still, homosexuals are not alone in saying they shouldn't go to jail for being what they are. Psychiatrists are saying jail does them no good, and even Sgt. Whaien commented, "Putting them in jail ain't going to help them." NEXT: Homosexuals on the march. Rome's Will Spend $11 Million Continued from Page 1 based on a predicted increase in demand for transformers. He predicted as many transformers will be built in the next 10 years as were built in the past 75 years. Gov. Carl Sanders said, "I cannot think of a better way for Georgia to start the New Year than with the news of this $11 million dollar plant expansion." And the governor predicted that Georgia will have in 1966 the greatest industrial growth in its history. "All of Georgia is truly on the move. We have be come a big-league state, and I for one intend to make sure that we don't slip back to the minors." The expansion of the 13-year- old Rome plant will add 156,800 square feet to the existing 610,-000 square feet. It will include new manufacturing building 900 feet long the length of three football fields 81 feet wide and 75 feet high. Other new construction In cludes a laboratory for product development and design; a re ceiving-storage area, and extension of the tank and core shops and motor-generator room. Reviewing the transformer in dustry's growth, Lawson noted that "over the past several years, the market for transformers has been shifting toward the larger type units. The expansion of our plant will enable us to keep pace with the present market forecasts for transformers in the United States and other nations of the free world." Transit i Authority Is Born , Continued from Page timing and rapid transit rout ing. Walter Douglas of the engi neering firm of Parsons, Brine kerhoff, Quade & Douglas said that the firm's 1962 estimate of $292. million for an Atlanta transit system is so outdated that just two of the origina three planned phases will cost about $307 million by 1969 the year construction is expected to begin. THREE POINTS Douglas report to the au thority on updating the studies his firm has made brought out significant shifts in thinking by transit planners: Rising construction costs about 4 per cent a year in the Atlanta area prohibit serious talk in the near future about building the transit system's third phase, which was to reach into outlying areas such as Gwinnett and Cobb counties. . Instead, planners will . be thinking of combining the first two phases (a north-south line and an east-west line) into one, possibly to go into operation around, 1972-73. . , . -; ;. DELAY COSTLY Every effort should be made to get the ball rolling because each month that con struction is put off is costing millions of dollars. Noting this, Rich appointed a committee to begin meetings immediately with local govern ment finance officers and see what kind of spending will be digestible, palatable and pos sible." Rich said he was looking for 'some early firm commitments" of money from local government, because no federal matching funds can be applied for until those commitments are in hand. $300,000 ON HAND "We want to find out whether we're going to play ball or not play ball before we spend your planning money," he said. For 1966, the authority already has $300,000 pledged for planning purposes by the governments of Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton and Gwinnett counties and the city of Atlanta. About $1 million in federal planning money has been applied for. But the big money, the cost of construction, hasn't been pledged by local governments or the federal government. It is this money Rich said he wants to see discussed. IV. Y. Judge Orders Quill, Aides J ailed Continued from Page 1 union members not to take par! in the strike." He added that their actions were "calculated." At the same time he ordered a full hearing for Wednesday at 2 p.m. to decide whether a fine should be imposed on the unions. ASKED TO SEVER Sidney Brandes, attorney for the City Transit Authority which sought the contempt cita tion, asked the court to sever the cases against the unions from those against the individ uals. He said the TA sought a fine aeainst the organizations but would not seek money penalties against the individuals. Geller said. "I grant the ap plication for a severance and will schedule a hearing for Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. To determine whether a fine should be imposed against the unions and to what extent." Traffic Toll Reaches 18 Over Holiday The death of a 75-year-old traf fic victim in Savannah Monday brought to 18 the number of persons killed in traffic during the New Year's holiday period on Georgia roads. The latest victim was Mrs. Pearl M. Bedill, who was in ured earlier about one-h a 1 f mile from Savannah. The highway fatalities for the New Year's period were five more than had been predicted by the Highway Patrol. In the Christmas weekend one week earlier 24 persons were killed on Georgia highways. The contempt jailing, under civil rules, means that Quill and his associates can purge themselves of contempt at any time by ordering union members to return to work they would be released then. AWAY FROM JOBS ' The unprecedented shutdown of the city's transit system held an estimated 2.5 million persons away from jobs, schools, shopping and other normal activities. The walkout also created during the evening rush hour a gigantic traffic crush in certain areas and jammed railroad stations. The traffic jam in Manhattan, which sent thousands of persons traveling miles by foot and cars packed bumper to bumper at bridges and tunnels, eased off in early evening. The crowds also thinned at Pennsylvania and Grand Central stations. Retail establishments esti mated they had lost more than $40 million Monday. Geller ordered the marathon night session to decide the judicial future of Quill and the 36,000-member TWU. Advertisement Doctors quit smoking NEW YORK According to a re- cent survey, 52 of American doctors do not smoke. This stands to reason as Doctors would be the first to know of the conclusive evidence linking cigarettes and lung cancer. 88,648 heavy smokers have already stopped smoking thanks to a new tablet program which is an important aide to help you to cut down or stop smoking. 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U.S. Cracks Dovii On New Steel Rises Continued from Page 1 nor, announced he was ordering all department officials to pur chase structural steel at the lowest possible price. PRESSURE CONTRACTORS In addition, I have instructed all such officials to make every effort to insure that contractors with the Commerce Department follow the same procedures with respect to their subcontrac tors, Collins said. GSA Administration Lawson B. Knott Jr. used similar lan guage in ordering that all direct and indirect government pro curement including grants in aid ef structural steel be made at the lowest possible price. Chairman Block of Inland said the price boost "can hardly be deemed a potential cause of inflation" because the structur- items affected are a minor factor in over-all steel pricing. But U.S.. Steel, which led the industry parade in the bitter confrontation with Kennedy in 1962, said "it may , be some time" before it decides whether to join the new price move. All factors are being carefully con sidered, it said. At Cleveland, Armco Steel Co. said it also is studying the situa tion. The same statement came from Kaiser Steel Corp. in San rrancisco. uworaao juci & iron an nounced late Monday that it also would raise the price for struc tural steel. Since U S. Steel is the nation's biggest producer, its refusal to post higher prices could Influence other companies and leave Bethlehem and Inland vulnerable to government pressure. PRESSURE'S OV And the pressure was unmistakably on. McN'amara's statement an-nouncced that he has directed "all defense procurement offi cials, wherever possible, to shift orders for future deliveries of items of steel on which prices have been raised to companies which have not increased prices." McNamara ordered the Pen tagon's purchasing officers also to "take all practicable steps" to see that private defense contractors use the same policy in their own steel purchases and those of their subcontractors. MAY NULL PAICTS The possibility was left open that present contracts of Bethlehem and Inland may be can celed. Reporters asked the assistant secretary of defense, Arthur Sylvester, the Pentagon press chief, how McNamara's ruling affects current orders. "We don't know until the con tracts are studied," Sylvester replied. While the McNamara statement did not mention Bethlehem or any other company by name, administration sources had hinted earlier that the government might curtail its buying of structural steel framings j from Bethlehem unless the ; price increase on some key j structural items is withdrawn. Miracle Cushion Holds False Teeth Tight Eases Sort Gums Snuf brand IVn-tur. Cimhiofi. art a triumph f .Sticks tt Dtntert ne. a n.ational 4, . Upw ,vr-.oft pi... 8irF'"lM tie r-hnin( tht ft rid of the nnnv-mnrm of lon, badly Attinc fal fth. 8 lit if nun or. (rrtf trim Ht to Jon ffnttirM. 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