The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on May 3, 1966 · 15
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 15

Los Angeles, California
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Tuesday, May 3, 1966
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J. 1UI I erl ih a tin - Iliit 4 ; i9 - III 0 4 Four Members of Stiff Have Received Awards fcr Outstanding Work Elsewhs'-s. ; The IOCS Pulitzer Prize - awarded Monday to The Times for its coverage of ; I the south L03 Angeles riot i was Uie Illlrt wuu uy i ue Times or members of its, staff since 142, . I ; Four present members I of The Times editorial staff also ; are Pulitzer Prize winners for out-standing work done else-I where, before joining this newspaper. . - - The J966 award, for "ge-f neral local reporting" of ' the Negro rioting' that ra vaged the, Watts district and ,dismayed the state and nation last August, ( was made to the staff at large. Entire Staff T1.5 Times' coverage of the riot drew upon the entire resources of its metropolitan staff of reporters, writers, editors and photographers under the immediate direction of metropolitan editor William F, Jhomas.:' Nick Williams, Times iitor, and Frank Haven, lanaging editor, com- tended the metropolitan staff for its achievement, i "I'm happy to see this recognition for what I ; think is the finest metropo-' jitan staff in the nation," " Williams said. I "We are pleased and roud." said Haven, "be- ause this award confirms ur belief that The Times as the best metropolitan taff in the country, head ed bv the best metropoli tan editor, Bill Thomas, in the country." Negroes Arrested -The prize-winning coverage began in the home editions of Thursday, Aug. 12, reporting a the arrest of three Negroes at 116th St. and Avalon Blvd. Wednesday night. This incident ignited the violence that raged for the next five days, bringing more than 30 deaths and millions in property loss. : In its citation, the prize committee noted that The Times "covered the several days' ordeal of bloodshed and destruction In stores from every angle.".- ' . During this turbulent period the central, continuing story of the rioting was written daily by staff writers Art Berman and" .Bob Jackson from a mass of information fed in by reporters on the riot scene land at other key posts. 1 From the start, reporters were assigned' to inquire into the background, the causes and the reactions of rioters and victims, as well as to report ! the facts of violence. A Times crew reporter 'Philip Fradkin and photographer Joe Kennedy first newsmen in the riot area, covered the arrest . that unleashed the pent-up fury Wednesday . night. Fradkin was struck by stones and glass from a, : shattered auto window wing. ' i . Recriminations Told Through ' the. riotous -days the newspaper cov- J A. I 1L. : erea noi oruy me buuui JjOs Angeles scene but also the related action and reaction in City Hall, Sa-, cramento, Washington and even Athens, Greece, where Times correspon-l dent Joe Alex Morris Jr. interviewed ; vacationing ! Gov. Brown as he . pre-f pared to fly home. : : : As the riot raged on, the ; political implications, the I in-fighting and recrimina--? tions between various pub-: lie officials , and popular leaders became as vital to t the whole story, a3 the violence itself, demanding ) specific and detailed' re-.' porting. " When the rioting subsi--ded, numerous reporters ! were sent into the devas-l tated area to seek the t causes, to interview hun-'; dreds of those involved ; women, children, policemen, teachers, merchants, : ministers and to total up i the tragedy. ( : The findings of these re- porters became the factual j basis for a series of seven stories written by staff writer Jack Jones under i the title "The View from Watts." ' The Pulitzer committee took special notice of this post-riot investigation in its citation, commenting that "after order was restored, reporters went to Watts again ... to find out what residents there thought about the rioting and about the rest of the community. This follow-up resulted in a series of seven articles reporting the mood of the community in depth . . . ', The Times won a Pulitz-. er Prize in 1942 for "the most disinterested and meritorious public service" rendered by an American, newspaper" in recognition of its long and successful fight with the courts over freedom of the press. . The late Bruce Russell, staff cartoonist, won the Pulitzer cartoon award in 1943. The Times again won a Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service in I960 . for its investigation into the smuggling of narcotics into this country from Mexico. Staff photographer John 132,000 1966 MODELS 1ml .i . i i r new! tn stork, must have had tnese cicars in his nest!" L, Gaunt Jr. won the' Pulitzer Prize for news photography in 1955 for his picture of an ; anguished couple whose child had been lost in the surf.5 : ' Other . Pulitzer Prize winners , who are now members of The ' Times staff are Edwin O. Guth-man, national editor; Jack Nelson, Atlanta bureau chief; Paul Conrad, editor- ial cartoonist, and Charles -E. Davis Jr., reporter. DETROIT L?) Chrysler Corp. said Monday it has called in 182,000 Plymouth and Dodge automobiles for possible repairs because 20 of the 1968 cars were found, to have loose nuta on a front suspension component. . ,, Meanwhile, an auto Industry trade paper reported that Oldsmobile Division of' General Motors Corp. has called for repairs on a four-barrel carburetor which, in some cases, allowed gasoline to spew over the engine and ignite.' ' , : Affected - Chrysler products were Dodge Coronets and Chargers and Plymouth Belvederes and Satellites produced in De troit and Los Angeles, he said. . , (A spokesman for. the Los Angeles plant at 5800 S. Eastern Ave. had no comment on the Chrysler announcement.) ' The spokesman said mechanical inspections were ordered late last month on all of the cars. About 45 of the autos have been brought to dealers for inspection. 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