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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 14

Des Moines, Iowa
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Building a 'New Breed* of Police POLICE- Continued from Page One ability and progress of each officer and it suggests that such a system be immediately adopted. II the city knows practically nothing definite about the motivations that drive people to police work, it does know something of .the educational level of those who are in it. ' And that level Is not high enough, the repflrt says. have is the best. They are concerned with their persona] problems and they think a patrolman should take part in the administrative structure, take part in making decisions." As the chief describes his men, h^ sounds like a university dean describing student radicals. They want a piece of the action. And like a university dean, Nichols says he has been forced | to re-evaluate many of the traditions with which he was raised Seventy-five per cent of the force has a high school diploma ! O n the police force. but no college credits at all. Another 21 per cent has some! "Administrators have a tendency to resist change and these college training, but only .8 per cent, or two officers has com-! new people," Nichols says. "I know 1 did. But I'm changing on pleted four years of college. this and starting to recognize their desires." Another .8 per cent never reached the tenth grade and a Nichols notes the report's recommendation that total of 4 per cent has less than a full high school education. j men of all ranks be placed on grievance and other internal The report states that a department with only two college j boards and then adds: "I'm trying to include my own people in graduates has a distinct "deficiency," and adds that all off!- some of the decision-making that affects them." cers should be encouraged to receive some higher education. Wha( c „ „ thcsc young men hope to carn as H , ce „,„. It suggests incentives, such as tuition reimbursement and the necessary schedule adjustments, to permit men to attend ccrs? Not enough, says the report. Patro|men ^ ^ propose() , 970 ^^ w||| Plans for recruiting college-trained men should be developed;* 7 ' 0 ;* 4 ".y^'/J^T,." 1 ^" 71 "" 1 ^ 1 ' J ? e ?' 556 ; . Ser fff± wi " 4 tovt***^*™*.**. ' ™ e between one rank and the The range, to join the! tain ,, v y homa y | force, the" report suggests, if the"number of years that a patrol-j ™ e r . e f ort ^ ine «"™n-niia, neiwcen one mn* ma irw man must be on the force before being eligible for promotion is!" ext sh °uld in most cases be 8 reater and that the base snould »* reduced from five to three. I '*" er Nichols, of course, likes the idea of a well-educated police i .. _. ,, . .. . . . .„.. ... .'„ . ' ' | It says Des Moines police salaries rank 12th on a list of 20 c ' , , . , , • • c ' ties with populations between 100,000 and 250,000 in population. But he points put that state law says no one may join a, ^ sfl|aries shou](J compare w j t n tne top five cities, t h e police department at any rank but patrolman. Salary for a start- t whjch wou , d increase h base b about $J m & ing patrolman will be $619 a month in 1970. College graduates,! v^ ' F ' i The report also recommends a new rank — master police j officer — to fall between patrolman and sergeant. 1 The rank would hopefully attract college men — an officer would need a college or junior college degree to qualify and he would be paid 10 per cent more than a regular patrolman. ! Working conditions for a policeman now are: . 40-hour week and time-and-a-half, either in money or in corn- He believes it takes that long for almost any man, regard- pensatory time off) for everything over that. Two weeks vacation less of education, to develop into a first-rate cop. 'Experience aftcr one three weeks af(er eight years and four weeks after may be more important than college,' he says. 15 vcars He also theorizes that rapid promotions in an organi/ation One day of sick leave per month, which can be accrued like the police department could lead eventually to a difficult without limit. The report advises unlimited sick leave, although morale problem. il suggests that anyone taking more than eight days a year may The department never expands very quickly, he says. If you be abusing the privilege. -start moving a lot of young men into supervisory positions, the, "Moonlighting in uniform as guards or watchmen is per- patrolmen just behind them will have to wait a long time to m j t tcd. The report recommends that "moonlighting" be limit- move up. ed to 20 hours a week so that the second job doesn't make Those men, Nichols said, are likely to become dissatisfied] police work a "secondary occupation." and leave, especially if they have some college education. Nichols notes, can often do better in private industry. Secondly, Nichols is not sure that he wants to reduce five-year minimum for patrolmen. 'Experience May Be More Important Than College 9 THI MOIITM'S IOWA NEWS SERVICE California™ Down on Typical Iowa Farm' Melvin Hansen, standing, owner of "a typical Iowa farm" opened to tourists near Wilton Junction last week, explained pig (arming to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herhusky of San Mateo, Calif. The Herhuskys and an unidentified farm tour guide, right, were seated on bales of straw as they learned of the farming operation. To some extent, Nichols said, he has that problem right now. "The present system (for promotions) was apparently not understood by anybody," the report says. "The lack of clearly- definitive promotion policies and procedures has generated a suspicion and distrust of existing procedures in the department." Nichols is not so sure. "I think they understand the system," he said. "They don't understand why they don't get promoted when they've done everything they should do to get promotions." The answer is simple, he says. There are not enough jobs to accommodate all the men who have passed the necessary tests for promotion. Every Civil Service Commission list of men newly eligible to become sergeants contains 10 names. "When you appoint one of them, nine .men are unhappy," Nichols says sadly. "We just don't have the expansion of some private industry." Promotion System Still, the report suggests a number of changes in system of giving promotions. Among them is that the oral part of the test, which should count Retirement is at half pay at age 55 after 22 years of service. The report recommends this be retained. Not only are,policemen not paid enough, the report says, but there aren't enough of them. The proposed 1970 budget calls for 320 uniform personnel, an increase of 30 for the year, and 40 civilian personnel. Obituaries THOMAS W. COTTRELL Services for Thomas W. Cottrell, 69, who died Wednesday, July 16, in St. Petersburg, Fla., of a heart attack, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Westover I Funeral Home with burial at To do the job that must be done the report says the city j Woodland Cemetery. should have 346 officers and 62 civilians, some in administrative positions. 1968 SALARIES FOR POLICE OFFICERS CITIES 100,000 - 250,000 Mr. Cottrell was born in Ottumwa and lived in Des Moines | 10 years. He managed a motel on Hickman road for several WILLIAM DONAGHY William Donaghy, 75, Slater, died of a heart ailment Saturday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Church of Christ in Ankeny with burial at Lincoln Cemetery near Alleman. A lifelong resident of Polk County, Mr. Donaghy was a retired rural mail carrier and farmer. He served in World Entrance City Salary Albany, N.Y $5,400 Amarillo, Texas r 5,070 Anaheim, Calif 7,920 Berkeley, Calif 8,940 Cambridge, Mass 6,500 Dearborn, Mich. ., 7,473 DES MOINES. IOWA .6.455 Elizabeth, N..I. 6,750 ,076 6,960 about 40 per cent in scoring an officer's qualifications for promo-; Fresno c alif ' g ' tion, be administered not by the Civil Service Commission, as is Kansas ' Cjty ' Kan now the case, but by a special panel of three high-ranking offi- Lansjjlg m ' ch ; ' ' 6 ] 979 cers from outside the Des Moines department. i Lj nco | n ' Neb 5 532 The report does not say why it objects to the present ar-j Madjso ^ Wjs g'^ rangement, but there are suggestions that a Civil Service Com-j Paterson ' N , 7 ', 25 mission, consisting of three civilians appointed by the City Coun-; South Be ' nd Ind ^ m cil, is not qualified to judge police talent. j T 0pe i< a Kan 5*434 Before an officer can be promoted, he has to be recruited, > f ^ son Arj/ 5 ' 880 and the report suggests a number of changes in the qualifications Warren ' Mic j, 7 ' 720 for new recruits. j Yonkers, N.Y 6,500 The minimum age, the report says, should be lowered from 22 to 21 and the maximum reduced from 32 to 29. Physical requirements demanding that a recruit be from 5 feet nine inches to six feet four inches, weigh at least 145 pounds, and that his vision be no worse than 20-30 are too restrictive and inflexible, the report says. Examining physicians, it recommends, should determine if an* applicant is physically able to be a police officer. Persons with high school equivalency tests, now permitted on the force, should be ineligible; Only persons with at least a diploma from an accredited high school should be accepted, the report says. Youngstown, Ohio 6,066 Rank 19 20 3 1 11 5 J2 9 2 8 •I i 17 13 6 15 18 16 4 10 14 Maximum Salary $6,100 5,640 9,384 9,852 8,034 7,883 7.348 7,350 9,228 7.200 7,981 6,718 7,449 7,600 7,032 6,852 6.800 8,225 9,750 6,642 -« Rank 19 20 3 1 6 8 12 11 4 13 7 17 10 9 14 15 18 5 2 18 American Legion Post in Ankeny. He was a Mason and a member of the United Church i years, until he moved to Florida about 10 years ago, where War I and was a charter mem- he operated a clothing store, ber of the Aibaugh-McGovern ! Mr. Cottrell was a veteran of the I Navy in World War I and the Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite, St. Petersburg, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Nicol, Grand Forks, Neb., and two i grandchildren. i MRS. ANNA M. KUGEL '• Services for Mrs. Anna M. of Christ. Survivors include his wife, two sons, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers and seven sisters. MRS. FANNIE GRAHAM Services for Mrs. Fannie Graham, 69, of 725 S.W. Herold Kugel, 88, of 664 Thirty-first stjave., who was dead on arrival JOHN H. MARTIN Services for John H. Martin, 79, of Winterset, who died of a stroke at the Madison Manor Nursing Home in Winterset Friday, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at McLaren's Funeral Home in West Des Moines with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Mr. Martin was a retired Rock Island Lines conductor and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are his wife, Catherine; two sons, a daughter, a stepson, two sisters, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. D«i Mom* Sunday *«$ttttf July 27, IN* 4.1 Local Section .. * "* WORK WENT ON DURING TOURS FARM- Continued from Page One news releases to newspapers to Mrrmmdlng states. Nearly 1,000 visitors came to the farm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Among them were tourists from Germany, Canada, New Jersey, New York, Florida, California and a number of other slates. Work Continued Hansen and his two sons, Steve, 19, and Rich, 16, carried on the heavy work of farming their 480 acres while the tours were in progress. They baled hay, fed the pigs, cattle and sheep, and, until the weather turned cloudy Friday afternoon, they had planned to combine oats. Questions came thick and fast. "They wanted to know all about the difference between grass and hay, and the pollination process amazed them," said Hansen. "There was • couple from Chicago, who had trouble with the difference between steers and heifers." "One of the tourists asked why we raise crops,", related Delbert Wiese, a tour guide. "I told him that, except for soybeans, we feed crops to the livestock, and it increases the MRS. EMMA PRESSLY Mrs. Emma Pressly, 80, of YEARS OF SERVICE COMPLETED BY DES MOINES POLICE OFFICERS Years of Service Number of Members Per Cent of Force 1 - 5 110 43.1 6-10 , 43 16.8 11 - 15 38 14.9 16 - 20 39 15.3 21-25 12 4.7 26 - 30 13 5.2 ] who died at Riverview Manor | Convale scent Home of a heart attack Friday, will be i at 10 a.m. Mon- j day at St. Au- jgustin's Cath| o 1 i c Church with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Rosary will be at 8 p.m. today at the Caldwell-Brien-Rob- Should Make 'Special Effort to Hire Negroes, Other Minorities' The report also states that the department should "put forth a special effort to recruit Negroes and other members of minority groups. Minority representation on the force will unquestionably better police-community relations." There are now only three Negroes in the department, but Nichols insists that the recruitment program for 1970 will put special emphasis on attracting more. A 12-page section called "Guidelines for Improvement of Minority Group Recruitment," prepared by the Public Personnel Association of Chicago, 111., appears in the appendix of the re? port. Once a man Is recruited, be must be trained, and the report recommends as a top priority the construction of a new police academy. The present facility, located on the third floor of police headquarters, is simply too small, the report says. The report goes on to make a number of suggestions for improved training, and then outlines what it calls a "phased career development plan." Phase one, for officers of one to three years experience, would emphasize on-the-job development and some advanced courses in police work. Phase two and three get progressively more sophisticate*], and phase four, the final step — for officers with from MVW to 15 years experience — would give advanced instruction la supervisory and command techniques. Nichols notes proudly that the department has recently started an "understudy program" for potential supervisors, and he says he is very much in favor of all the in-service training possible. The Des Moines Police Department is younger than most — the average officer is 35 years old; the average patrolman only 29. The national average for patrolmen is 33. This, Nichols concedes, indicates a "pretty big turnover — more than we should have." That fact can also be demonstrated by a table in the report illustrating the experience of department members. The table notes that 110 officers, or 43 per cent of the force, hav» only from one to five years experience. The number with six to 10 years service drops sharply to 43 officers and the number with more than 20 years on the force is only 25, or 5.2 per cent. ' ' The 'New Breed' Cop-He Wants a Piece of the Action The report says the vast majority of these men are "sincere,! MONDAY: Recommendations Department's "Outdated Procedures." bins Funeral Home. | Surviving are a daughter, Revamp the Des Moines Police | Mrs. Alfred F. Piering, Des Moines; six grandchildren; four | great-grandchildren; a brother and a sister. at Iowa Methodist Hospital Thursday after a heart attack, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday a t Hamilton's Funeral Home with burial at Glendale Cemetery. Mrs. Graham MRS. FANNII was a member ORAHAM of South Gate Eastern Star and is survived by her husband, Charles, and mother, Mrs. Pearl Bailey, both of Moines. 1629 Maine St., died of a heart attack at home Saturday. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Hamilton's Funeral Home with burial at Woodland Cemetery. Mrs. Pressly, a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church, is survived by her husband, C. Warren; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Dickey, ^nd brother, George Hutchinsoh, all of Des Moines. Des GIRL DIES IN RESCUE UNIT REGISTER PHOTO IV JACK SRINYON Des Moines Police Chief Wendell Nichols JERRY C. FLANNERY Services for Jerry C. Flan- H ollie Ann Merrill, 19, of 6405 necy, 76, Bondurant, who died at | Center st., died in a Windsor home Friday of a heart attack,, Heights rescue unit on the way will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Elkhart with bur- i a 1 at B o n- durant Cemetery. Mr. Flannery, a bailiff at the Polk County Courthouse, was a member JERRY C. FLANNERY of the Polk County Sheriff's Association and the Redman Lodge. Surviving are a wife, Grace, son, Raymond, and five grandchildren, all of Bondurant. JOHN B. MILES Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Peoria, 111., for John Birks Miles, 82, of Madeira Beach, Fla., who died July 15 at St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Miles worked in Des Moines for several years as agent for the Great Central Insurance Co. to Mercy Hospital Saturday morning. Cause of her death is unexplained, authorities said. Polk County Medical Examiner Leo Luka is performing an autopsy. Assistant Medical Examiner, Dr. R. C. Wooters, said that Miss Merrill had been sick Friday night and Saturday morning. She was staying with her grandmother, Mrs. B. A. McGinness, 1241 Sixty-sixth St., while her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith B. Merrill, jr., were on vacation. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Private services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dunn's Funeral Home with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Surviving are her parents and maternal grandmother; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith B. Merrill, sr., Des Moines; sister, Michelle, and brother, Christopher, both of I Des Moines. Second Victim Of Crash Dies (The Register's Iowa News Service) dedicated and hard-working." Nichols says they are also a "new ! FORT DODGE. IA. - A two- breed," and he's been forced to adapt to them as much as they i car crash Friday on a Webster have had to adapt to the regulations of the department. County road west of here "Most of them don't know the 60-hour week, no vacations! claimed its second life and no sick leave," Nichols explains. "They are accustomed to better conditions. They are concerned with their safety; they want to know the equipment they day. Mrs. Donna Marie Cutting, one of the cars, died of multiple injuries in Lutheran Hospital here. Ernest -Zuerrer, 54, of Fort Dodge; who was alone in his car, died of his injuries Friday. Mrs. Margaret Peed, 56., of Satur- j Somers, driver of the other car, | and her daughter, Valeria, 16, 36, of Somers, a passenger i in were reported in fair condition Saturday. - APOLLO COMMEMORATING! MAN'S INITIAL ^ LANDING ON THE MOON THE UNITED STATES TRIUMPHANT CONQUEST OF THE MOON A magnificent—full color—self framed—striking UbJuu dtpfetinf this SMMH* ious occasion. Tht Eartiv-ths Moon—th» accompanying g*Uxi«s—tin after burn of Apollo 11—all depicted in full color detail. Including tht names of our courageous astronauts and the date of their landing on the moon. Every home should have one of these beautiful full color remembrances—every child will treasure and keep always this permanent reminder. Order teday this it a United editieu! kit $2.9$ MCI for large tin I iy 11 uichat, plus 30t for sad dtlniiy inuranci. All irdart lestnurked witfcu fv« day* will be sbipped fro*) Historic Valley Forge with BOM staatt aftti Mill (hick v aoney erder payable t«; MOON IANDINI, BOX 73, NUNTIN600N VALLEY, M. 19001 Super SiM 20 x 30 (or hinging in hall;, orfictj, school* aviilable—S6.S5 plu< Sty kwdllnf Deaths I B AS F 0 R D—services for Samuel S. Basford of 1313 Oak Park will be at 9:30 A.M. Monday at Arnold's Highland. Park Funaral Home, interment will be In Havre. Montana. BARNES—Service* for Mrs. Maxine L. Barnes of Landsdale, Pennsylvania, formerly of Des Moines, will be Tuesday 10:30 AM. at Hamilton's Funeral Home East Sixth and Lvon. mttrment Laurel Hill Cemetery. . COTTRELL — Ices for Thomat W. Cottrall of St. Petersburg. Florida, formerly of Des Moines. will be Monday 11:00 a.m. at the Westover funeral horn*. Interment Woodland ctmt- GRAHAM—Services for Mr». Fannie ..Graham, 725 southwest Herold A. wm.>! at Hamilton's Fun Sixth am' ' ifSlt C»J UGEL—s< Kuael of _ nda unerai _______ and Lyen. Interment y. iv .10:30 a.m.- il Home, lasf lerment Glen- vi, Anna M. PW ».ry;-Sur3.v t S!K ll P. MCh . U t re fii.?S: neral Home. Caldwall-Brltn-Robblns MiZ.CTr.- -.-. Hol o R ,H — . ..."ate servl e Ann Merrill, «40i be Tuesday 11:00 A.M., Grand, l/iferment Chapel etery. r MR. ier will jnn's on III Cem- PRESSCY-Servicai for Mrs. Emma Pressly of •.«» Maine Street will be Monday 1:36 P.M. at.Hamilton's pie East.Slxth and Lyon. llanidi Ci tor .MrsT | . i\rs. Edltn west will be 1 P.M. VEST—services of 1600 Lav Stu — Monday at the Dahlstrom Funeral Home. Interment Laurel Hill. 8ONAGHY Donaghy, — .. Slater, Iowa will, P.M. at the United Ch Christ, Ankeny, Iowa, Intern. will be Lincoln Cemetery, Alleman, Iowa. Visitation after 4:00 P.M. Sunday. Ankeny Funaral Home TOMES — Tomes will Charlei & ~iure» tin of Winterset formerly of West Des Moines will be J:00 P.M. Monday at McLaren's Funeral Home. Interment Cemetery. LecocQ-Servlces for Reuben D. Le- Cocq will b» A'.onoay at 2 P.M. at the Collins Funeral Home. Interment Winterset Cemetery. value of our crops. We're not raising livestock just because we like pigs and cows. We're in it for a profit." Among the most fascinated visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herhusky and their six sons of San Mateo, Calif. Wanted Tour Herhusky, 40, director of corporate marketing for Memerex Corp., said his family didn't want to pass through Iowa without touring a farm. But the question was: How to arrange to see one? "My wife wanted me just to go up and knock on some stranger's door and ask if we could see the farm — and I wasn't about to do that. We stopped at a rest area and learned about the tour. So we decided to camp overnight near here so we could start out on the tour bright and early the next day. "The tour is just great. Iowa should promote this sort of thing more. If you'd have maybe 100 of these farms for tours around the state — close to the interstate highway — you'd get a lot of people like us to stop. More than you think." The highlight of the day for John, 11, was getting to feed the hogs but he found them "smelly." Sampled Corn A bit later, the Herhuskys sampled the Iowa sweet corn (5 cents an ear) and ham sandwiches (25 cents apiece). Robert, jr., 12, and still a growing boy, was biting into his tenth ear of corn. "I've had corn on the cob before—but none ever that was this good." Then there was drug salesman Hecter Mainville, 45, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, returning through Iowa from a California vacation trip with his wife and three children "Iowa is so green. ..and these beautiful rolling hills," said Mrs. Mainville. Mrs. Michael Mulcahy took her daughter and grandchildren for a day away from their home on Chicago's south side. She — and others — were delighted at "the smell of clean air." Could this be the beginning of a new era in tourism for Iowa? VISIT TO RUSSIA , MOSCOW, RUSSIA (REUTERS) - Justin Bombokb, foreign minister of Congo (Kinshasa), arrived here by air Saturday night for a three-day visit, the first to Russia by a Congolese minister. . floor pliM tni teyMf mition. Your I-U Mao to

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