Daily News from New York, New York on November 3, 1972 · 257
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Daily News from New York, New York · 257

New York, New York
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Friday, November 3, 1972
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DAILY: NEWS. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 3. 1972 TP's 1 1 ar J By MARK LIECERMAN A former associate general counsel to the Human Resources Administration was dismissed yesterday for taking the Fifth Amendment when questioned about more than $100,000 deposited in his bank account while he was in charge of the selection of sites for Manpower Career Development Agency centers. His salary was $18,840. Commissioner of Investigation Robert K. Ruskin announced the dismissal of the official. Sanford Englehardt, by Human Resource. Administrator Jule M. Sugarman. He added that architect Roger Carlson and his firm, Carr & Carlson, had been barred from future contracts with the city agency. - ' Robert Raskin F'tnJt lotmla t mmek According to Ruskin. Engle-hardl's bank records had been subpenaed during an investigation of the agency's site construc-tin program. The records for the 14-month period beginning July 1. 1970 revealed deposits of about JIOO.OOO more than Engle-hardt's total salary during the period. Ruskin said. fc's Slnl Hy PETER COUTROS A gold badge affixed to her blue blouse immediately establishes Sijt. Margaret Powers as the boss. Yesterday. Sgt. Powers became the first woman in the long history of the New York City Police Department to turn out a detail of cop, which includes calling the roll -nJ giving out alignments after the officers passed her inspection. The departmental innovation came with the report to duty of the M a.m. shift at the 21th Precinct station house, 151 W. 100th St. Then, borrowing a night iiii.-k from a fellow officer, the department's only platinum blonde with bangs sticking out from under her rap climbed into a patrol car. With Patrolman Carlos Mendei at the wheel. Sgt. Powers spent the rest of the day prowling her precinct, from Sth St- to 110th St-, from Central Park West to the Ilul.ton River. On a dark, dreary, dank day. much of the Two-Four (cop jargon for the 24th Precinct wn dark, drear, and dank. Specially the five flights t the rof at 2l W. lO.Uh St. With Patrolman Mendel, she male the laborious accent on stairs strewn with garbage. There was a report that there were kids with drugs on the roof. They're too old to be drribed as kid, hut it makes no difference: no sign of narcotics. Anybody dead up there?" a curious neighbor akej a they left the huiUii'tg after th futile hike. "After five flights, I'm deal." remarked the sergeant, exhaling deeply. She sli t ba.-k into her at and Car 1414 eaed aay from the curb, went down to JTth St, turned onto Broadway. The Riviera marquee is blazoning a double bill of "The French Connection and "llopital." but f-r Sgt. Powers and Patrolman Mendel, there were no harrowing cha.e., no melodramatic confrontations this ry. ln this day, the things happening in th 24:h Precinct During an investigation by Rus-kin's department, Englehardt. 40, refused to testify, claiming his privilege against self-incrimination. Englehardt, an attorney, has been living in Clearwater, Y, since taking a leave of absence from the Human Resources Ad ministration last year. He formerly lived at 1152 E. 33d St, in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn. Qnick mi the Move Up Englehardt had four city jobs before he got the counsel's post with Sugarman's agency. In 1964, be served as administrative assistant to Controller Mario Procaccino. The next year he moved to the Department of Real Estate as assistant deputy commissioner, and then to the Human Resources Administration in 1956. He was director of Medicaid Alert for HRA and assistant director of Job Development be fore becoming associate general counsel in April 1969. Ruskin said evidence eoHestei during the investigation would ba given to Manhattan District Afc- j torney Frank S. Hogan "far ap propriate action." He noted that the district attorney could offer witnesses imunity in exehaoga for testimony. Carlson and his firm wers suspended because of irregularities in their work on the sites. Ruskin said. He said the firm submitted false time sheets for emptoyes, resulting in overpayments by the city of more than" $10,000. Carr & Carlson was the architect on all five centers that hava been constructed for the Manpower Agency to date. Roger Carlsn employed Englehardt as an attorney. Ruskin said, while Englehardt supervised the firm's wrk. Carr & Carlson collected about $240,000 for their work on the five sites. r - l - . - v?'-- - " "A V.3 - - , . . " j wi.?. sv. i i i s 1 i NEWS pttsti Or Frank Hwwv Police Sgt. Margaret Power leaves building n W. 102d St. yeriterday after answering call ith tbev Members of the force on a dworderlv man. c MANHATTAN r i i i By OWEN MOR1TZ The Time.s Square Development Coincil cnfirm un I,r way for construction of a 2.000-nm. V-sr'ry-i!M t enhaiK'e the heart of the theater district. Th- h tl woul I he built bv ! 1 yesterday that plans are htel as part of the program I Western International Hotels, a West Cot chain, on Broadway between 41th and 4Uh Sts. Sin. t h building would extend halfway down the block tow a Ha Started Wit A4 If aonrovil and cni-ructio?i 1 r""l Eighlh Ave, it would man tear- nts P- .hl? U,J fA I In. .!... tb- IUI,n II.. TbM- mark the fourth maior improve- 1 I i , i - ---- - v . . I an I nm. h r "iiin- uL" t K. ir.m L NgMmwMtMOirM f'r.fM' (A) mJl hm p mmt avaecf. Awr ttmc ' mmmlkar ayscwawr (C) i cfaaa ing twn the Helen Hayes tr. However, the discussions call for a replacement within the hotel complex. The chain and architect John Portman are reportedly negotiating with the City Planning C-om-ini.ion and the Office of Mid-town Planning about the size and bulk of the hotel. A urr from the Development Council, recently established by Mayor Lindsay to coordinate Tini?i S'uarn'a growth, said di-cusaiorts are "very prelrminsry ment for the are that hss become gaudy and troublesome it recent years. The breakthrough came with construction of a theater-office tower on the site of the old Astir HDlel at 4tth Su and Broadway. It was soon followed by a second office-theater skyscraper across Broadway. Last month came the announcement of plans for an $SJ million, 1.700- unit middle-income apartment development for a squsre block bounded by 42J and tf ld Sts. and Ninth and 10tH Ave. A Reins iYame Treasurer New York industrialist Hiward Weingn.w was named interim treasurer of the Democratic National Committee yesterday, replacing Donald Petrie, hj resigned effective Election riy. Weingrow. chosen as deputy party treasurer last July, has agreed to serve until tha enl of the year. public hearing will be held next month on the pnjeet. "We want to be very careful," aays William BardeL executive director of the development council. Bardel bas said. publicly he fears that Times Square Tey ga from being a tawdry disrri.-t. fe become a sedate and dull negh-!orhvl. ""We're shooting for a weil-roun Je-1 Times S-aare,"" he said. According to Business We?U magaxine. the d-siim caMs for tw. Uwerj linked by five-st.ry-hicb crossbars. The lower 11 fliers will house commerrial failiti's; the hotel will begin on tha 12iH floor. Portman. described by one source as a ""sensational architect," designed tha 7-stDry Peachtree Center Plata H t-l In Atlanta and is working projects for downtown San Francisco and Detroit-New York City's last batch of hotels were built in the early UGOs when the Hilton, Americana and several niXels w?a built fn anticipation of tte 19ut-55.Wrld'a Fair. :

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