Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 28, 1972 · Page 3
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Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, June 28, 1972
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Unique Way Of Fighting Crime EDITOR'S NOTE - It was quiet; the moon cast a light; the woman seemed asleep. The perfect setup for a mugging or robbery. But as the prowler moved in on his victim, hell broke out. Following is a report on New York's latest elite anti- crime group and how it operates. By MALCOLM CARTER Associated Presi Writer NEW YORK (API-A figure in denim stole from the shadows of Central Park, his eyes flashing in the glow of mercury streetlights. He looked downtown, toward the lights of Broadway, and then uptown, past blocks of fashionable apartment houses and a string of benches against the park wall. : Four benches uptown, he saw a woman seemingly asleep, chin on chest. She wore a loose gray dress with white polka dots, and a white shawl against the summer night's chill. A beige pocketbook hung from her right arm and rested at her hip. Her stringy black hair straggled into her eyes. But the shadowy figure could not know that the woman was a decoy, a policewoman in wig and costume. • Neither could he know that 16 eyes were watching his every move. They belonged to operatives of New York's new elite police unit, the City-Wide Anti- Crime Squad—CWACS, which has been waging all-out war on street crime here. This is what happened one night recently in mid-Manhattan: Because this normally peaceful area where lovers stroll, residents walk dogs and indigents sometimes nap has had a run of muggings and purse- snatchings, the eight policemen disguised as hippies, cab drivers, and thugs had lain wait four hours. Across Central Park West, a street running for 51 blocks alongside Manhattan's biggest park, a police lieutenant with a Mickey Mouse patch on his dungaree jacket sat in an unmarked car and studied the prowler. Ready to cut his potential escape route through the park, were three other policemen. Thomas Sullivan, in bellbottom jeans and funny hat, sat holding a styrofoam jug he had taken from a garbage pail and had ••filled" with a walkie- talkie. Daniel Cavello, wearing a fringed buckskin jacket, leafed through a girlie magazine by the moon's light. With Sullivan was Robert Lucente, whose Army fatigues, beard and floppy black hat made him another unlikely cop. Looking to his left, downtown, the prowler barely could have noticed an off-duty yellow taxicab, where Patrolman Kenneth McCann slouched behind the wheel. On a distant bench sat Patrick Quinn, seemingly absorbed in the newspaper he had been reading all night. Fred Schroeder also had positioned himself on the street, obscured by the shadows. A slim black in dugarees ambled past the prowler, hardly heeded. He was Don Stewart who might have been a potential mugger, but was another cop. The engine of his squad's late- model vinyl-topped sedan idling, Lt. James Motherway sat with a walkie-talkie in hand. As the prowler skulked uptown in the direction of 29- yearold Policewoman Mary Glatzel, Motherway breathed into the walkie-talkie, "There's a live one heading her way." The prowler approached the woman, hesitated in front of her and went on. Half a block away, he stopped, bummed a cigarette, from a passer-by and lit it. Then he turned toward the woman—known by her colleagues as "Rocky," for her bravery, and "Muggsy," for her success as a decay. Motherway inched his car closer. At 10:25 p.m., the prowler plopped onto Mugsy's bench, and the muscles tensed in Motherway's bearded face. Peering at the motionless woman, the prowler made his move. He sprang toward her and slipped his hand Into her pocketbook. She rose suddenly, brandishing a gun from beneath her shawl. A quick tussle, and the gun barrel slapped against Muggsy's mouth. She fell to her knees, momentarily dazed. The prowler darted down the sidewalk and swerved to avoid the strangely clad men who popped from everywhere, breaking the evening's tranquility with their shouts. "Stop!" came a yell. The prowler veered into the inter section where Motherway had maneuvered his car. The headlights flashed on, and the prowler, pursued by a half-dozen gun-wielding patrolmen, raced uncomprehendingly for the vehicle. The youth could be seen clearly in panic. Motherway slammed his foot on the brakes. The boy plunged into the hood and slid under the bumper. Police instantly yanked him to his feet, pressed the uninjured youth against the hood and handcuffed his arms behind his back. "I didn't do anything," the youth said, over and over. "Taking a pack of cigarettes. That's all I did. I had no bread." Squeezed into the back seat of Motherway's car on his way to the nearest stationhouse, he muttered in wonderment, "I never saw this before—policewoman on a park bench ... with a gun." Thus the prowler became the 1,618th person this year to have discovered that potential crime victims, and occasionally accomplices, were really the fuzz. CWACS was organized last October out of the Taxi-Truck Surveillance Unit, which used policemen disguised as cab drivers in real taxis. The unit played a role in cutting robberies against hacks from 492 in July 1970 to 163 last October. When the new squad was organized, it acquired wigs, Santa Claus outfits, ice cream vendor uniforms, dresses, wheelchairs, bicycles, crutches and other items for disguise. Why so many volunteers? - • v.- j \ y v • "^ -/ SHRfflROCK PAMM DAILY NtWS 3 PAMPA, TEXAS «6thVEAR Wednesday, June 28.1972 MOBILE TV antenna? A self-propelled supermarket cart? The headgear on Art Stancliff's goat would appear to be a puzzler but actually has a very serious purpose. The artificial antlers are to give advance warning when the goat gets too close to the electrified fence surrounding Stancliff's El Paso, Tex., pasture. Deputy Inspector Anthony Voelker, the commander, says, "Because this is police work the way it should be done." While the CWACS makes up only .76 per cent of the nation's biggest police force, they account for 1.7 per cent of all arrests here and 3 per cent of all felony arrests. Its success has led to a $528,000 federal grant, which will supply binoculars, a radio network, theatrical makeup and late-model cars with whitewall tires and jazzy trim not usually found on unmarked police vehicles. Patrolman Schroeder put it this way: "This has gotta be the most exciting job in the world." ft Participating SHAMROCK SWION6 This 16-Oonee, or 9-Ounce Glass Tumbler Free In th« Smart Coronado Avocado Pattern WITH A FIU-UP OF 10 GALLONS OR MORE, OF FINE Shamrock Gasoline MATCHING 58-OZ PITCHER.... CLAY'S SHAMROCK SER. 1342 N. Hobart FORD SHAMROCK SER. 400 N. Foitor COOK'S SHAMROCK SER. Cuylor A Brown JOE'S SHAMROCK SER. Amarillo Highway 0.6. TRIMBLE SHAMROCK SER. uoo Duncan Society's Image Of Madman Changing DALLAS, Tex. (AP) Society's image of the madman is changing. The once-sharp line that seemed to separate sanity from madness is blurring and the American public's concept of mental illness growing more vague. The violent, seriously disturbed madman isn't so violent or disturbed as he used to be, psychiatrists are finding. On the other hand, ordinary people whose counterparts a generation ago wouldn't have dreamed of seeking psychiatric help are doing just that today. They want to ease a variety of mental maladies ranging from plain unhappiness to lack of personal identity. These shifting sands of mental health are concerning many psychiatrists. The subject received considerable attention during the American Psychiatric Association's recent meeting here. What's responsible? Psychiatrists are perplexed about the answer, but many place the blame on rapidly changing social and cultural values which are producing new stresses on the individual as he attempts to cope with the rigors of life. "The changes going on in our culture are so fast that we can hardly catch our breath and adjust to them," said Dr. Roy Grinker, professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago, who presented a scientific paper and then discussed it in an interview. "Sigmund Freud once said psychoanalysis should be able to help the person adjust to the normally expectable environment," he said. "But now we have to modify that because the normally expectable environment has come to mean the unexpectable." The result has been felt in psychiatrists' offices. "There certainly has been a big change in the kind of people who come to see a psychiatrist," said Dr. Paul Chodoff, a Washington, D.C., psychiatrist in private practice and a clinical professor at George Washington University. In a scientific paper, Chodoff said the new stresses are producing an "alienated man" who regards himself as a quantity to be marketed. He is searching for a guiding force to give him definition and boundaries. "In an earlier age, he may have sought his salvation through religion," Chodoff said. "Today, he seeks it through psychotherapy" Besides seeking psychiatrists to treat the traditional mental problems that don't require hospitalization, such as phobias, patients now seek psychiatric cures for loneliness, unhappiness, lack of fulfillment and lack of personal identity, he said. Likewise, the public's idea of normal 'mental behavior is becoming blurred. "There's a big grey area now where there didn't use to be," Chodoff said. "There is no sharp dividing line between mental normality and abnormality." •'People are more tolerant of deviation in behavior and thinking currently than they were a decade ago," said Dr. Ewald W. Busse, outgoing APA president. But psychiatrists are puzzled about why the seriously mentally ill. who require hospitalization, such as schizophrenics, manic depressives and other psychotics, don't show the severe symptoms they once did. "Psychoses are changing to the point where they're not so severe, not so dramatic or histrionic," Grinker said. "And they're not requiring so much incarceration in a protective environment." These changes, gradual at first but now apparently escalating, are causing psychiatrists to re-examine their role. "Psychiatry has oversold itself or has been overbought and we have tended to become doc- 1431 N. Hobart tors of happiness who are supposed to make everybody gloriously happy all the time," Chodoff said. Psychiatrists must bring an end to the popular idea that they have the magic answer to life, Busse said. "We must tell people trying to cope with what really is a normal problem of life that it's something they're just going to have to live with." he said, ALKALIZED INTO CONSERVATISM SYDNEY (AP) - An advertisement for a sparkling alkali- ser in three successive issues of an Australian medical publication showed: Firstly, a pretty girl, topless, beside a waterfall; then the girl in a bikini beside the waterfall, then just the waterfall—no girl. Experts on Snowshoes Experts on snowshoes can walk for hours at the rate of five or six miles an hour; many can run on them in a sort of dogtrot at 10 miles an hour. AND EASY Roll on i coit of newness. Good hiding, dry in minutes. $075 V Gol. Pampa Glow A Paint 669-3295 D un Coronado Center the "Shopping place SHOP THURSDAY TIL 8 P.M. MENS Suits were to 125.00 66 90 • Double Knits • Wools • Polyester Wools • Wool-Silks Current Single breasted models with plain or belted backs in pleasing masculine colors. An exciting group at special savings. 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