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The Atlanta Constitution from Atlanta, Georgia • 37

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THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Monday, June 17, 1968 Dt Gonstitution Wins Pulitzer Medal for 1930; Women Given Awards for Best Novel and Play Can Face Calls In His Loan Accuser i Code imners 1 I Etc i if A I A new Fulton County grand being sworn in Tuesday may some instructions on a 1943 fly imnr. Cmpt. Con. Zack loan examiners were olf I in a cnllivl iiHTliiri Monday that Cravcy! i would lie present to hear any tliry ni'dil give the new' Riving certain state officials rislit to cross-examine gran i witnesses, it was learned Mil I-'nI: cm drawl Tliiit iiifnrmallim u.ns delivered i i Judge Jesse M. Wood is by Cravcy' ntmniey.

Uokp tfmith, a salheriiv lulled by the tiled to charge the May-June i jury which probably will be sented evidence against via Compt. Gen. Zack D. Crav whose attorneys have pointf. a hi'l rrin.V fnr sV.

Fwj cn 1 the law requirements Vi.ui' 10. CAN CROSS-EXAMINE Inner the law, a sla la' faced with a charge I wrongdoings in office 1 i. ii V. i.nis accusers ociore me Paper's Graft Expose Is cross-examine them befo mttrms-M net inn action ciinptrtillpp Koiirrai at liif Capitol Mi'iiilay iiinrnin. It was thp j-'irh of employes by Cravcy in tlip iitfi cWit days.

I comptroller cencral hntl hi loan'cxaminers called in from all I over the slate by telephone to the on an indictment i Margaret Ayer a Takes Novel Prize and' Susan Gla spell Wins' Former Rep. Hoke Sm Staff Photo Chjrltl Pugh n.LPII MeGILL GETS TOP AWARD hMiliii- Cited or Editorials and Leadership of Cravey's lawyers, cot J'A Called "Most Disinter-ested and Meritorious Public Service" in Journalism During 1930. that Sol. Gen. Paul Vebi With Play; Robert Frost Honored for yerse.

Snnrlal PrncrnJnr Paul ti. Monday conference. There ba introduced them to i McGiWs Columns head illegally presented evirr-against Cravcy to the charged March-April term Smith. vhn. 1m said, was rpnrp.

lit ASSOCIATED TRESS. ipnlmi Ihpm nmne fhpi by not complying with that 0 1 that he instructed employes to BY THE ASSOCIATED TRESS. Vigorous editorial trarfare against virulent corruption in tho municipal government -wod the Pulitzer goM medal tor The Atlanta Constitution', Smith, it was learned, discu' NEW YOliK, May 4. The Pulitzer prizes in journalism and letters were" awarded todny for achievements, which! ranged from a Tiovtl ot war-time Win Pulitzer Prize the mailer with Judge VJ campaign for him at stale expense last summer. Zack Cravcy himself an at Monday.

one of tb oldest and wost progrts-. DELAY HALTS PROBE torney, also sat in 011 the meet The Atlanta Constitution's Editor Ralph McGill has American Bewnaper mderiric the BE he tcf the Delay caused by ing, along with Cravcy Sr. anct Ralph Cadle, chief deputy loan. America to the solution of a murder ly a newspaper reporter. "Tw Grace," by Margaret Ayer Barnes, was chosen 'by the jury ot awards as the novel published In which "best presents the whole atmosphere ot American lite." The tion Cravey brought won the Pulitzer Frize lor Jus editorial The Pulitzer Prizo is generally regarded as journalism's highest award.

jury's investigation of h. held up any action on a pi indictment against Cravey The award was Riven McG'ill most disinterested and meritorious public service, during 1 Established June It, 1S68, when Atlantn Mill lay in the ashen oC th Civil War; The Constitution for thrci generations ha been controlled ami guided by the Howell family, the jour- statistic forbear oE which wag a dU tinguished Confederate officer, Captain. Evan P. Howell. Many of its enterprises have been closely inter wovea with the irojress Georgia and it has been regarded as a factor in shanine ODinion in the entire south.

McGill. on the Sunday of the bad been to Copper Hill, to make a speech, lie re commissioner. Smith told them that In effect, none of the evidence submitted in the case to the grand jury which went out last Friday was valid. This was in line with his contention in Fulton Superior Court last week that no witnesses could Continued on Fage Column 1 for the body of Ills work during lfij.1. Specifically cited was an editorial column written immedi- prize winning House," written by Susan dispell, and produced by Eva Ee Gallieffw at the Civie Repertory theater.

Its I characters disguised by fictitious, i'nst names, the rlay deab with the- be-, the matter will have to be died by the incoming jury, 'f said. I Webb also said after the was raised that he "pre. turned to The Constitution Sunday niely following Iho dynamiting of afternoon and learned of the hted recognition ot the poetry of will" allow Cravey to apne 1 Emily Dickinson. I In its latest endeavor, the paper, under the leadership of Clark Howell, fore the jury, although he allh Above ire Tlx of the 1930 Pulitzer rme winners, whose selection other prizes in the field ot letters, the Jewish Temple here last Oc-1 bombing. He sat down at bis type-lober.

Tlie award winner is re-; writer, and 28 minutes later the produced in column one.) column was ready for the type- The announcement Monday cit-1 scllcrs ed McGill's "long, courageous The standards set tin by the and effective editorial leadership." Pulitzer Commitleo for the edito conceded that Cravey tl tivii-i i. ii editor and publisher and son ot cap tin Hnwell. wared a relentless cam irasun wirpil relentless announced oy ins roaro oi trustees icw ivi. raunui uigm. were awanieu to me x-niowing: right he claims.

me eu in inc mp iuw i huwch, tuuui nu ii ln mrr, to lue coming oi mej stitution, which was awarded the prize lor the most meritorious puNic; bv r.ernadotte E. paign on political racketeers in the city hall. Beginnins late in 19-11. The Constitution pursued the crusade thmm-H a juries of irrand jury in Srhmitt: iu biography, to 'Charles 0ry service performed by a newspaper. Second from the left is Susan Was cell, author of the prize winning play.

"Alison's House." Kext is rial section of the prizes read SCfllOn INSIDE TODAY U.S. Testing Red Sincerity (tin TnmnTn on for W. Eliot" bv Henrv James, and in quiries and a score of trials in 3930. "For distinguished edi- The solicitor said he migi' Cravey go before the jury to keep down any argumer court. 'n The jury had subpoen pinion High School Jik? garet Ayer Barnes, author of the prize novel, "Years of Grace." On the rieht is H.

R. Knickerbocker of the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the lorial writing, the test of excel Hte ..1. -i ii 1 nns rcsmicu in involving chain gang uiu luiiR 01 1 auiu, ninii New York Evening Post, who won the prize for th test newspaper cor- vi-rse, to "Collerteii Tocms of Kohkrt The jury's tlrcision marUrd tlx- second time Mr. Ernst had won a Pulitzer prir.c. His "New Hampshire'1 was chosen in 102-1.

iuy fines for council ty otficials-30 pleas' respondence. Below on left is Charles R. Ryckmsn of the rrcmont ersons awai'ting trial! (Neb.) Tribune, who wrote the prize winning editorial and zi the riRht oersons organ-Tucs-i cL Dr. W' cntal ords of a number of Cra puiltv: J'J lence being clearness of style, moral purpose, sound reasoning and power to influence public Continued 00 Page Column 1 dog minds." JIc said in the column that "this is a harvest. It is the crop ot things sown.

It is not possible to preach lawlessness and restrict it." and only seven acquittals. Fifty-three is Edmund Dulty ot tne uiuimore un, wno crew ine prize winning Photos are by he Associated Press. ployes involving their expense accounts durL Prizes of 5J.OO) "i'ompany an awards in the foreRoinp croup erccpt in historv. in which the award is mcr political campt 'n. stliintuPnncfJhilinn was chosen Kan- Bruce Edwards, Craveyv indictments were returned.

The campaign was long ana bitterly fought, for in th- words of the urand juries a clique bad "managed to get into office and to perpetuate themselves in office because ot the indifference of the Voters." And so far-reaching was this said the investigators, that not one pint of disinfectant, not one jwund of floor clean as the newspaper which rendered "the tation 'most disinterested mut meritorious jiv ill. publie service' in Th! award f' 1 was based on thp fart thf.t The Con-, dircc- Old-Styled Reporting Job i Wins Prize for MacDonald poncnt, charged him wit state employes for politic poses. Churchill Arrives, Page 2 CUT fS 1M on any tax raise, Atlanta asks Fage 7 URBAN RENEWAL financing completed here rage 12 Annie Lou Hardy is Billy Graham It Business S7 Cclcstine Sibley 2Q Classified Ads 23-27 Comics 30, 31 Crossword Fuzzla so "EJ -VfTft 4 proles- I Simmon connnciru a posure of municipal jrafr, with conse iitipue rnnrietinns. ill be i er nor one ounce of lavatory supplies could lie sold to or bought by the city a A. IJ.

Ma'Ooinld. or tn stair nt paper to Amnrillo. Teas. to "jef HT SIDNT.V B. WmPPUi without payment grafr.

It was not until 17 month arter NEW YORK. May doinjf an 'old-fashioned job of news- tbf Kansas City Star, win the Sl.wij prizf for the best cample ot a re- mft 5 porter's work wbieh aci-omplishel Jabs Montgomery murdor story. A. I. Payne.

.1 prominent attorney, bad Wt hi' hme. one day in June, telliiip his wife he would rri ln.i.n nml i that The Constitution was aw-raperreportins an all-inclusive term, some ptinliP gooa conimanuuiR i'uu Will i I'l I 11 to say: "inc main naiue nas ucrn jt embraces any thins from solving Son. A. J). emrrCH tnes nueiunui nnu a murder mystery to "writins the facts tu.U.

r.1ln-.i,n. lSnth'werp. MarDnnald was fent to Amarilio. tersely and accurately." A. It.

Mac- ti ri. I'nvne. 11 was sa n. nan rn-i i'isn hi ia emies." but who they were could not won. Atlanta, at lasi, is ncru wi the vampiw of Rraft." Thi Constitution is the third southern and second tieorsia newspaper to be awarded the Pulitzer prize for the American newspaper rendering the most disinterested and meritorious public service in a given year.

In Donald, reporter for th? Kansas City Star, was awarded today what is con-aidered on of the finest distinctions in the newspaper world The 1'ulitzcr I'rire. MacDonald was jent by tia news- be discovered; An afiahl-! man. this attorney. Continued In Tift 2, Column 5. and GlobXy of MrsX Tiff Drive Is On to Bias, GOP Chai By SAM HOPKINS Constitution Political Editt' Gov.

George Romncy of Michigan i I Continued in Page 2, Column 5, ssr son To Co woo votes for a possible presidential race party movement'would seek to "legalize And Now For The Next Century Of Publication lion it want 1) Althe 4 the Jot "the UUI. egr fed to gr-. tral Eiscnhi craft tr' Tuesd; of th and 11 the Wash) The leave for Gets Pulitzer News Honor Constitution reporter John H. (Jack) Nelson Monday was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. ney pK.r,.

ftfi Such a movement expected to be headed by former Gov. George Wallace of Alabama-would be "futile" and "a tragedy to the South and to the nation." Romney said during a series of speeches and press conferences in Atlanta. "States shouldn't hitch their wagon to a fallen star," lie declared. Romney, who is shown ahead of President Lyndon B. Johnson in some popularity polls, said he definitely will run for the Republican presidential nomina- I portini Vietnai.

some lege, wh students U.S. invci The award, journalism's highest, The Gf and (EST) tStory eral antil students? was for Nelson's articles about the State Hospital for the mentally ill at Milledgeville. The stories CONSTITUTION' EDITOR' Eugene Patterson. who wo appeared in The Constitution dur teaerai Vietnam ing 1959 and led to an overhaul of the hospital, its staff and its 'We a. organization.

The Pulitzer award committee in New York made the award (and $1,000 prize) to Nelson "for a distinguished example of local reporting in a United States newspaper, published daily, Sunday or at least once a week, during the year, the test the quality of local news stories written under the pressure cf edition time." The judges cited his "excellent reporting in his series of articles on mental institutions in WINS PULITZER PRIZE Jtrporfer JackNelion. Romney ican shouh Patterson Named Pulitzer Winner says abot IN ATHENS ON VICE STORY said he want to of the pr rung or Eugene Patterson, editor cf The Atlanta Constitution, Mon Romnel dav was named winner cf the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for editorial Sis his Pulitzer Winner Last to Get Word writing rX. 43. was attendine ward AIbe.e for Ks'. Broad-.

he did On this day June 17, 1968 The Atlanta Constitution enters its next 100 years of publication. On this page are four accounts of the Pulitzer Prize this newspaper has received since the awards were first given in 1917. Grayson Kirk, president of Columbia University, has this to say concerning the administration of the prizes: "The first Joseph Pulitzer, in the fullness of a useful life, devoted his great energy and ability to the task of making people think. Today in this half century of the Pulitzer Prizes after his death, his influence continues to kindle creative efforts of men and women through the medium of the prizes which bear his name." The stature of a newspaper is often, the measure of its influence. And the leadership offered by a newspaper in sound reasoning and power to influence public opinion in what the newspaper believes to be the right direction also measures its success.

We would hope this newspaper and its spokesmen will be worthy of recognition in the years to come. We hope more we will continue to stimulate people to think. 0 U'jv Tr(viiirinn "a nn nils i. a meeting of the U.S. tomrnis Balance, and to author Bernard ramp 's sion on Civil Rights in San Francisco Monday when in- Malamud for his best nam.

i i under By BRUCE CALPHIM Jack Kelson himself was one of the last staff members to know he had won a Pulitzer award. This is the third Pulitzer Prize won by The Constitution and the second in successive years. Last year editor Ralph McGill won one for editorial writing. 3n 1931 The Constitution won the prize for meritorius public service for Herman Hancock's reporting on graft at City Hall. HERE SLNCE 39S2 Nelson, 30, has been a reporter on The Constitution since 1952.

He attended Georgia State College, is an Army veteran and a native Biloxi, Miss. He lives with his wife ar.d three withdrl How was "ri calatic Romi raueiauii 5 awara was ior gen-1 eral excellence in editorial writing during Georgia's turbulent political year of 1966. Specifically mentioned was an editorial supporting the seatine of Julian It required some' time to locate him by telephone to apprise Dim of the award Bond, a Xegro. in the Georgia i Atlanta formed that he had won the prize. Patterson told a wire service I reporter that the prize was an (honor for his newspaper and his staff and added: "It's an honor above all -to renders cf The Constitution for being fair enough to read it even if they disagree.

I appreciate the audience of the State I cf Ceorgia." The awards were announced by trustees of Columbia University after an hour and a half uenerai AssemDiy. me editorial Pulitzer was the be a tr fourth time The Atlanta Consti He was in Athens at the time ef the announcement, following through the story of vice in the university city with the same tenacity which distinguished his Milledgeville articles. This "total involvement" in a to the j. children at 2IC7 Clcndale lution has been awarded top journalistic honors. It won a Pulitzer in 1931 for a campaign prf against municipal corruption; to decit Publisher Ralph McGill won a extend a driving ability into matters meeting longest in the 51-year tEtaS) Pulitzer 1959 for editorial writ- with wh Milledgeville Stories Won 4 Top Awards Jack Nelson's reporting on Milledgeville State Hospital led to four awards, all presented in recent weeks.

They are: 1. The Pulitzer Prize for local reporting. 2. The rational Sigma Delta Chi (professional journalism fraternity) Award for public service. 3.

The' Green Eyeshade Award of the local Sigma Delta Chi professional chapter. 4. The Bell Aw aid, presented by the National Association for Mental Health. tzer competition. uecaiur.

Other-winners of 13 Pulitzer Prizes were: Fiction: Allen Drury's "Advise and Drama: Public Service: The Los Angeles Times: Local Reporting (no edition time): Miriam Olten-berg of The Washington Evening prefer kept in ing, and Constitution investiga- dowed 1 hes of the Chris- shadows, is the Nelson trademark tive reporter Jack Nelson wont He lor.itor won ever one the following vear for a Wallatf Harrison E. Salisbury of the campaign for mental health re- racial ri isew iore umes ir.e inter-1 lorm at Milledgeville State Hos-'banner rational reporting category. Neison now is southeast-'ernment I Hughes won for 'thorough re-, era bureau chief for the Wtirmprf A Star: National Reporting: Vance Trimble cf Scripps-Iioward Newspaper Alliance; International Re Tl. I A porting cf the attempted Co: HOSTILITY AT FIRST The revelations about Milledgeville encountered no mere but open hostility from hospital officials, state political 1 leaders and for a time from some segments of the medical-profession. But Nelson kept the spotlight of shame trained on the hospital.

Continued on Page 12, Columa 3 porting: A. M. RosenLhal cf The if New York Times; Editorial Welt iimcs. equality Patterson, who succeeded Mc- rights wiP Ccntipuedoa Page Column ifS THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION munt coup in Indonesia in 1965 and the purgs thai followed in 1965-66. Awards in literary fields in ing: Senoir Chambers of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot; News Tho- Continued 00 Page 12, Column 1 cluded these lo playwTight Ed- wo i.

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