Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 4, 1963 · Page 32
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 4, 1963
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31 Oalesburg Register-Mail, Gotesburg, 1 it, Wednesday, Sept, 4, 1963 Ferreting Out of Crooked Cops Aid Police Agencies By BARRY P. ROSENTHAL Associated Press Staff Writer In Denver, the scandal involved half a hundred policemen; in Chicago it was 10; in Burlington, Vt., it was 11. The job of ferreting out policemen accused of turning into thieves instead of turning them in has been slow and difficult. Last to join the list is Kansas City, Mo., where five policemen ere charged with burglaries that netted less than $5,000. And Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., has seven policemen under indictment. Kansas City's police force still is undergoing a thorough self- search. In Denver, Chicago and Burlington time and effort have healed the scars and there is evidence that some good has come out of the problem. "Phenomenal" CHICAGO — "The progress which has been made during the past 3 ] A years has been phenomenal," says Virgil W. Peterson, operating director of the Chicago Crime Commission. "A very solid foundation has been laid upon which to build for the future. The commission feels that the law enforcement structure in Chicago at the present time indeed is encouraging." DENVER — "There is lots of work to be done, but things seem to be working out well," says James Slavin, the police chief hired after the wholesale arrests of policemen in 1961. Slavin resigned immediately after a change of the Denver city administration and now is on the staff of Northwestern University. BURLINGTON — "We've come up with some mighty good men," since hiring practices were tightened, says Police Chief Arthur J. Caron. He credits salary increases and more supervisory personnel for a new attitude in his department. Similar Patterns The police scandals in the four cities had remarkably similar patterns. In Denver a patrolman was arrested in August 1960 on a charge of rifling the safe in a downtown cafe. Several more policemen were arrested in the next few months. A special investigator was appointed by the governor and in September 1961 more than 20 policemen were arrested in a single day. In all 50 policemen and ex-policemen were arrested and suspended. Thirty-two were convicted, five were acquitted, charges were dismissed against one and two still are to be tried. The police chief, James E. Childers, resigned soon after the arrests, saying worry over the scandal had affected his health. In Chicago, Richard Morrison, 23, a burglar, told the state's attorney in 1959, "My cop pals acted as lookouts." Ten policemen were charged with burglary or conspiracy or both. Orlando W. Wilson, a professor of criminology, was brought from California to head the department and he completely reorganized it. Arrest Five The Burlington case broke in late 1961. It too, involved burglaries by department members. Five policemen were arrested over a five-month period and six Bacfcodie relief pills bring mild diuretic action through the kidneys others resigned. Chief Caron took over the 51-man department after the investigation. In Kansas City, a 24-year-old patrolman directed attention to himself last July by discovering and reporting too many burglaries. Within six days, four more policemen — all members of the same platoon — and two civilians were arrested. Police Chief Clarence M. Kel- lcy, who took over the force two years ago after 20 years with the FBI, said repeatedly: "We will wash our own linen." The department is questioning all 890 members of the force. Kansas City, Kan., also is in police turmoil. City officials are trying to find a successor to John J. Theroff, who resigned as police chief July 23 on demand of the state attorney general. The attorney general was investigating charges of five police officials of police brutality and laxity in enforcement of liquor and gambling laws. 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A police inspector was sertt back to a desk job and a deputy inspector became a captain. Two lieutenants and five sergeants were transferred to other assignments. Two policemen arc under suspension and the girl friends of seven officers indicted are charged with receiving stolen property. In adjoining Suffolk County, half a dozen policemen have been in trouble within the past three years and some of the cases still are pending. In Chicago, Wilson instituted a number of drastic reforms including establishment of an internal investigations division "which conducts investigations of personnel with the view of maintaining high integrity and rigid discipline that are so essential if the force is to function efficiently." As a result, the Crime Commission found in 1962, there was "tremendous improvement in the solution of major crime in Chicago in 1961." Guest From North Honored By Alphans ALPHA — Mr. and Mrs. Holger Carlson and son Danny entertained guests at a supper Aug. 27 at Crescent Lake in honor of their niece, Terri Jo Eno of Minneapolis, Minn. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Don Fisher and family <>f Rock Island and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Olson of North Henderson. The Carlsons entertained at a fish supper Aug. 29 at their home for Mr. and Mrs. Leland Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Weir and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Metzner and son Bill. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Weir Sr., in company of Mrs. R. L. Jones and daughter Verna, left Thursday for a visit with relatives in East St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hogan of Galesburg, spent a day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claris DeLong. Winola School Offers Course In Tailoring VIOLA — The homemaking department of Winola High School will offer an 8-week adult class in tailoring, to interested women living in the school district. There will be no charge for the course, but each individual will furnish her own materials for work. The organization meeting will be held Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the homemaking department of the Winola High School in Viola. Mrs. Donnamae Hocker, homemaking teacher in the high school, will be the instructor. Unit to Convene The meeting of the Viola Home Extension Unit has been changed. The meeting will be Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Viola Methodist Church. Hostesses will be Mrs. James Taylor and Mrs. Manly Richardson. Mrs. Turner, county home adviser, will present the major lesson. READ THE WANT ADS! Rent Electric Carpet Shampooer FOR ONLY *i Ji Now you can rent the new Blue Lustre Electric Carpet Shampooer for only $1 per day with purchase of famous Blue Lustre Shampoo. Save big with this easy to use "do It yourself" equipment. You'll be amazed with the new look of your carpeting. 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