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C6Trie Shut Cbf Suncfay Joumaf, April" 1 9, 1 959 IVEW YORK-S KENNEDY: America's Toughest Cop Is Unpopular but Good BY GEORGE QUINT JEW YORK (f "My IN people came from Ireland and they were farmers," says Stephen Patrick Kennedy.' "They'd be ashamed of my gardening." To most of New York's 24,000 cops, the notion of their boss puttering among flower beds would seem hilarious; to them, he's more "like a man. who eats a full-grown cactus for breakfast. For even in a tough town with its tough-enough cops. Steve Kennedy stands outf as the toughest. His iron-fisted rule during the ZVi years he has been V. whose father and brother both are on the force, As scandal after scandal hit his department which has an annual budget of 200 million dollars some critics raised questions as to what good, his strict discipline has accomplished if cods, even thoueh only a handful, violate the law. "Without discipline you have no organization," Kennedy says, "you have a mob." He takes no comfort in the fact that the recent : flurry of scandals has- in volved but a dozen men in a force of 24,000. "If one man in the depart- i - - u ponce commissioner j. a s , ment g0es -wrong, it's a sen-brought him criticism from , oug matter Kennedy says, many corners most pain- ,A poiiceman nas a public fully from police them-!(rus, 0f c0lirse he's hu-selves. He has been badg-; man and can be tempted, ered for being, too tough on j Bu(. our police are men who juvenne aeiimjueius, iui uc-: jjnow the rules." ing too strict with cops, for refusing to' recognize pleas by police line organizations to set up some sort of grievance machinery. Few Bring Headaches But his worst headache has come from cops gone wrong. At least a dozen Some of the sharpest criticism was directed at Kennedy's policy of cracking down on juvenile delinquents, r No Time for Social Work "Those' who criticize us are not police," Kennedy says, they are. sociologists -cases ranging from leav-j rrespecT f heir' opinions but ing a post of duty to killing j don't respect criticism of get tough; a bu-year-oia granamotner have exploded into the headlines. One case involved policemen who il- V f my so-Qanea ! policy. "Our prime function is the Drotection of- life and lppallv tanned a bookie's i oroDertv and the mainte- 01 nomiuue, teleDhone and used the in- i nance of law and order. It 1 rape." formation for extortion. In ' is not otlr function to at-the slaying, , a confession tempt the long-range ap-was made by a policeman 1 proach of trying to wean The mounted policeman is one of New York's 24,000 police department workers. Boss of them all is Stephen P. Kennedy, right, who has a reputation as a tough, no-nonsense cop-from-the-ranks,... Kennedy der Wands obedience and ioyglty from his men and maintains tight discipline. As a result he's not particularly popular, with the rank-and-file. (A. P. Newsfeatures machinery be set up. But this. Kennedy says, would mean a breakdown in com mand decision: Cops would be running the department. naL-the commissioner. For this and other ' reasons, 52 year . old Kennedy is hardly the most popular man on the force. He's aware of It, but p o I ntt, out: ' "When you're in this job, you're not running --a popularity contest." Then he adds in a slight ly different tone: "Buf4e ing commissioner gets lonely sometimes; it's a lonely jok" He likes to relax by lis tening to music, especially opera, which he wishes he knew more about, and by reading such things as Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago. He also likes to watch television but not cops and robbers stuff. Looks Like Banker Since becoming commis sioner, he's put more" weight on his 200-pound, 5-foot-10 frame, and there's the trace of a paunch; he wishes he could get more exercise. Deaf Mute Is Designer for Seaway. I V r i " ... - ., JOHN J. NASH Silent Workman Photo.) young thugs from the traits assault or j Within Kennedy troubles. his department, has had other There was the ill- fated move to sign cops into a union, which Kennedy strongly opposed. But it opened an old sore: De-mancrs by line organizations that some sort of grievance Bahamas a Paradise for Millionaires mostly in the garden of his home in suburban Bayside, where he and-his wife, Hor-tense, live in the second-floor apartment of a two- family home" they bought before Jtfenney got his $25,-000-a-year post as commissioner. Kennedy takes pride in 23-year-ofd Steve, jr., who's going to be a lawyer. Steve, sr,, is a lawyer, too; he studied nights to get his high school and college diplomas and his law degree as well the latter at 36. Puffing at after another black coffee as he talks of his job and family, Kennedy looks more like a banker in his neat dark suit than a rugged police chief. His diction is precise, with no trace of the Brooklynese associated with Greenpoirit Greenpernt, they say in the district where he grew up. ' But he came up the ladder the hard way. He joined the lorce years ago as a j foot patrolman. He became a homicide squad detectife, an aid to the late Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, commander of the riverfront .squad, commanding officer of the civil defense division and chief of a special gambling detail. Demanding Job "You can't define a good cop in a capsule," he says. "He must be knowledgeable, know the laws and his own regulations, why the laws came into existence. He must know the people he serves. He must enforce the a w s impartially without discrimination. He must'not allow personal anger to interfere with, his-jd u jt if s, The multl-milMon-dollar-Coral-Harbour cluinir. aires. The club offers hotel accommodations, home ' noun "unteo. ne must New. PmvinxeJiland k aaiect of UndsevHins,---- ik. (i jt i i T-i. t a. ti a i i a ti T) UFFALO, N. Y. X) John J. Nash has never heard the sound of a rushing river or the horn of a Khin and doctors sav he W-4ittl-h.4os-.gt-uvXnever;-wHfc-'--- ' wt need appropriations for a project," Wittkowksy says. ; ' V' "If you can show them -a clear picture of what you want to .'do. chances are you'll get the appropriation John's drawings have gotten us a lot of appropria tions , Nash has been with the corps of engineers for 20 yeary and represents some thing of a family tradition in the organization. His fa ther was chief civilian en gineer here for 22 years un til his death in 1941. Loss of speech and hearing struck Nash in his infancy as a result of scarlet feverJie attended l school tor me near, went wn io technical high school and also studied drawing. He is married and has two daughters. Nash talks to his col leagues by writing on, slips of paper. He reads lips well enough to understand the technical directions in volved in his job. And he does his job so well the department of the army recently honored him with a citation for "sus-ta.ined superior performance." Ponca Nursing Home Expapds Mr. and Mrs. R. A Elliott, owner-operators of the Elms Nursing home of Pon-ca. Neb., have announced the completion of a new annex. The building was designed by D., L, Peterson of Coleridge and constructed by Book Construction Co. of Ponca. The new "home Is of fireproof construction, aircondi-tioned and is heated with the newest type hot-ing system. : . kater heat- Florida is the 22nd stale m area with 58.3G0 square miles. ' " ' wear FALSE TEETH? o. thw, tmilt with Htlps ktt ... w rout tint row omr$ m it 60 ' . i. y u.Jf Iu.il Here'i wonderful newi lor w ui-.i-"-"nfTnrminuf.cturew of w.rld-famou. Tone-m.r He.rinr Aids h.vev.U.We for joa booklet titled "True F.ctr About Hear- life- Thl booklet has bo slowlnf . hish.aoundiiir iu mean- re jam w . .... ,,n rtnri your own elf- (k. nrnnrr ne Of oeannc iu, -- - . , ... confidence and booklet you yourself, to your lamuj and friends. W T lit ' Tonemaster, Care Dr. J. W. Griffin, Optometrist, 300 Toy National uanic Bldf., Sioux City, M., lor Tour fret booklet, "True Facts About Heiriaf Aids." poise. You hard-of-hearinf .J.P'f. f owe it to "";' " " .. : Cr DK I. W. Crwrili, !"eiriii SO Tor NilUul But Bldt. giun CUT. U. . . , ri,r rush IrM kooklfl, "Tr IcU Abou( Herhit Ald." Nan Address Clly .... But, despite the fact that he has, been a deaf mute for nearly all his 42 years, he has played an important role in the building of the St. Lawrence seaway and the government has cited him for his work. Nash is a top draftsman for the Onited States corps of engineers, the agency that built the United States sections of the seaway. Besides drawing plans he makes most of the large art ! maps and illustrations sent ' one cigaret ! to congress from the en-and swinging ! gineers' Buffalo district of fice. "He can do anything anyone else can do except hear and talk," says Armin Witt-; kowsky, supervisor of the district's general drafting j section. . j Wittkowsky calls' Nash; his most able draftsman. "He does the kind of drawings we' show to con-1 gressional committees when DEENT UP TO 3 MONTHS RENTAL i f v Can bs applied to the purchast of any machine in our stock SIOUX CITY TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALERS ASE OFFICE FURNITURE PHONE 5-0181 SMITH CORONA TYPEWRITERS VICTOR ADDING MACHINES 411 Wt 7th St. ft-., soft drink hefr. This is hut one of various invest ments in the Bahamas by a whole crop of million i ning stage. (A. P. Newsfeatures Photo.) N lands T Many of i J ASSAU, Bahama Is-;pe, president of Pan AmSri-' moved there not to invest can airways, and several but to live lavisniy. Marion other business men. I (".Jo") Carstairs, Standard Included in the deal are 0'' heiress, has her show-the $(i00,000 Coiton Bay golf P'ace spread over the whole club, and the 50-room Rock island of Whale Cay. the world's richest men are toiling today under t h e tronica! sun planting their millions in the coral shoals of the Eahama inlands. They're buying larj'e plot"; even whoh islands and building paradises for themselves and others. And they are pouring other millions into industrial and business expansion. Most of the activity now Is in residential developments, too elaborate to be called subdivisions. Besides the usual shopping center, they offer exclusive country clubs, championship golf courses and deep water harbors. Even with lots selling as high as $75,000 each, the customers are coming Because in the scattered chain of 700 British-owned islands weath-r and fishinR are good the year around. And- neither individuals nor corporations are required to pay income taxes. , It's a boom sparked by millionaires and billionaires. Spreading it are others in the economic class that doesn't have to worry 8 bout payments on the F. H. A. mortgage. Who are they? There'a-Arthur VI n Ing Davii, Florida's fabled financier,' who wni 30.000 acrei on Eleuthera a long narrow island feast of Nas-lau. He Is completing- ne-intlatons to sell 73 per cent ef his holdings to Juan Trip- Sound club, a hideaway for the wealthy. Davis wiJI keep his home at Winding bay. His is the kind of home that first started adding class to the Bahamas. It preceded t h e elaborate housing projects. Millionaires like Davis were the first neighbors of the Negro natives who once ac- Clint Murchlson, Jr., one of the famous spenders from Dallas, owns all of spacious Spanish Cay, about 150 miles east of West Palm Beach. On the cay is his own private landing strip. Farther south, on Cistern Cay, William Calloway counted for 85 per cent the- Bahama population. 2 Million for Hotel Coca-Cola heirs Lindsey Hopkins, jr., his sister, Mrs. James F. McKiliups'. jr., and their mother came to the islands not only to live but to invest. They've put up much of the 2 million dollars spent on a 150-guest hotel, yacht fcasin and 2,-500 acres of homesites at Coral lJarbour club on New Providence island. On llimini. Col. Joseph Mackey of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.. president of Mackey of Grant, president of Grant advertising age n'cy", has built his refuge. He, too, commutes from Dallas and other points around t h e world. Francis Francis of Standard Oil bought all of Bird Cay for a building lot. Cater to Millionaires Another famous financier busy in the Bahamas is Dr. Axel Wennergren of Sweden, lie has put II million dollars into a long-range program to turn 100,000 acres on Andros island into, a resort and home project. airnnes, is oeveiopmg a Mratiu warm nu nousmj; hamas" newest project .is project 'which win have its under way at Treasure Cay. first visiters this season. 1 torty-one-year-old Dumas Birrtini also is tlfe home Milner of Jackson. Miss., is of Michael Lerner, one of ,spending some of his newly the rounders of the Lerner 20-room "million a 1 re's club." Eligible tenants already are scrambling for the waiting list. While not as large as many of the other islands, New Providence" is perhaps undergoing the urea test change. In Nassau itself, nine new hotels have gone : up, in the last five years, j Biggest is the 5-million-dol- lar, 278-room Nassau beach j lodge built by Howard Johnson. On the western tip of New Providence, about 17 miles west of Nassau, Canadian industrialist . and sportsman Edward P. Taylor Is building a complete new community. It's an 8-mllllon-doI-lar project. Taylor's Lyford Cay project is typical of the many in the Bahamas. It includes an 18-hole golf coyrse and crubhoie, vacht marina. 2-million-dollar . residential! clubhouse of 50 luxuryj rooms, and a shopping center and service area for the homes that are going up. j In the beginning, Taylor; planned to sell no lot r until; ing to prevail. He must not use hH office to take graft or oppre any people be cause of racjal, ethnic, social or economic position. He must be alfcrt. It's a tough league, and ifshe isn't aiert ne won t last 10 ne must treat the puMjc with courtesy. resDect th rights of others, respect his own rights. And in return for this the public has a duty to see that the police are paid adequately, and supported when they are right. "A capsule definition1" he asks. "I'm afraid not." r Campaigner for a Cause OKARCIIE, Okla. l.ft-Ed-ward Coffey, a candidate for the Okarche city council had two unusual planks in his campaign platform. He promised to pay $50 per month for part of the salary of a town marshal and to initiate a campaign to keep empty beer cans off city streets. Network llarii HI M(V Mttrnlnv illlw.1l.' Il, 1 ..S'. no,, i an III II i M. IMI ArUrnmiN On Great. Abacj, thj Ba- all the facjnti werejru But friends came.. likea w n a i was happening, and. did -not hesitate to invest their money. "I see a tremendous fu- Stores corporation. There he has a marine laboratory, operattd In conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History. j , Many.of the new Bahama , residents, of course, have1 made millions on a 1,000- Itiire for Nassau and trie re-acre resort development. In j sort Islands," sayi Taylor. with him on the one and a half million dollar project is Capt. Leonard Thompson of the Bahamas house of assembly. First to go up will be a l "Development as an unequalled, tourist rciort and as an unexcelled area for yeararound living should 'continue apace with Florida for the next 15 yeari." l ea S,, 1 a'. Monilur jn:, Mi. No, a,, v Mmi.iiir 'i-Mllftr M'inl'i'r 3 Ji Mnnitnr , ail Mf,nM,,r ( Mi.n.'.ir 4. Ill nJtlin . Mhl nri Na - il i a Mni'l'iir s. . -, M..nll..r II n S... I nn v.,, I 9 I:. Trnul orniii( . 1:iiiiN in Bu.i.rn. .''. Npm ft 4 IS Nw 4 : Srvm i Ho, inn 4;l) i .lnhn f I'nlU. .10 Oun.lunk Mtht I l Mil. Il Mill 'Vs,.. Ml c.9f. - . M'tiiwM'n I .2 "!"ITWM 411M T I .H u. . 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