YOUTH: The Shook-Up Generation

Of all the pains that plague a modern city, none is more corrosive than juvenile delinquency, and the one city in the U.S. that has a giant's share of pain is New York. There, in the weltering tenements and public-housing complexes that pimple district upon district of the city's 299 sq. mi., roam the "bopping clubs," the teen-age street-fighting gangs. They call themselves Centurians, Demons, Villains, Stonekillers and Sand Street Angels, organize themselves with the precision of military combat teams, with an officer hierarchy (president, war counselor, armorer, etc.). Their code of...

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