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Los Angeles Times wins 1966 Pulitzer for coverage of the Watts Riots
Times Wins Pulitzer Prize for Coverage of Watts Riot BY JOHN Tiran NEW YORK The staff of the Los Angeles Times won the 1966 Pulitzer Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for its coverage of the Watts riot last summer. summer. In voting the award Monday, trustees of Columbia University honored honored The Times as an example of a large newspaper using all its resources resources to perform the basic task of covering a local event that assumed world importance. The trustees cited Watts, coverage as "a distinguished example of local-general local-general local-general or spot-news spot-news spot-news reporting giving consideration to alertness, resourcefulness resourcefulness and high quality of writing." In-Depth In-Depth In-Depth Coverage Praised Reporters and writers were praised for telling the ordeal of bloodshed from every angle and for in-depth in-depth in-depth coverage by going back to Watts after disturbances had ceased to find out what residents really thought about the rioting and about the rest of the community. This follow-up follow-up follow-up follow-up resulted in a seven-article seven-article seven-article series series "The View From Watts" which reported the true mood of the area. The prize carries an award of $1,-000. $1,-000. $1,-000. The awards are issued annually by the trustees of Columbia on recommendation recommendation of the . Advisory Board on the Pulitzer Prizes. Trustees Monday named 14 winners. winners. Only in the drama category was there no award, and advisory board members reported professionals serving as theater jurors hadn't sent in a single nomination. It was the. ninth lime since Pulitzers were first presented in 1917 that a drama prize wasn't given. In the field of letters, Arthur M. J. GOLDMAN Staft Wrllar Schlesinger Jr. won his second Pulitzer Pulitzer Prize, this time for his distinguished distinguished biography, "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House." It recorded the triumph and tragedy of the Kennedy Presidency. Much of the work is a personal memoir by Schlesinger, who for three years was special assistant to President Kennedy. In 1946, he won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book "The. Age of Jackson." Earlier this year "A Thousand Days" won a national Please Turn to Page 14, Col. 1 $500 MILLION BOMBER Paper Clip F rom Crash BY MARVIN Tlmai A paper clip saved a $!)00 million XB-70 XB-70 XB-70 triple-sonip triple-sonip triple-sonip bomber Saturday after the plane's nose gear jammed against a faulty wheel well door at the- the- beginning of a 2,000-m.p.h. 2,000-m.p.h. 2,000-m.p.h. test flight out . of Edwards Air Force Base, it was disclosed Monday. The gear finally was lowered and locked by ingenious use of the paper clip to short circuit two electrical points. But had it remained jammed, the bomber would have been abandoned. abandoned. Strict lest flight rules call for abandonment in such an emergency. The malfunction blew out one of the two nose tires and locked six of the eight main wheels, periling the landing with violent shimmying and