The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on May 3, 1966 · 2
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Tuesday, May 3, 1966
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JL Tht Boston Globe Taesday, May 8r 1968 Campaign by Ten-Man Team Brought Two Awards to Globe r ' WSETa " UU Xii- - yV PULITZER Continued from Page 1 Jeremiah V. Murphy, 39, of Rockport, veteran general as-lignment reporter, rewrileman nd deskman who has been with The Globe since 1959. Richard J. Connolly, 40, of West Newbury, a general assignment reporter for 23 years. Anson H. Smith Jr., 41, of Hingham, editorial writer. Harvard graduate and former general assignment reporter. The Globe's interest in tht Morrissey nomination dates back to 1961 when the late President Kennedy indicated he intended to nominate him to the bench in Boston. Convinced that the municipal court judge lacked the necessary academic and legal qualifications and failed to measure up to Mr. Kennedy's often-stated standard of excellence for public office holders, the newspaper reported the impending nomination. National media picked up the story and the matter lay dormant until 1965 when President Johnson sent Morrissey's name to the Senate. More than an ordinary effort was made to assure the "success of the nomination. The Massachusetts Bar Association, which opposed him originally, reversed itself and supported him. Fifty-nint judges joined in the endorsement. The Massachusetts House passed a resolution recommending him for the bench. Morrissey was the personal candidate of the strongest political force in the state, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The judge is a close personal friend of the Kennedy family. Sen. Kennedy fought vigorously on the Senate floor for the confirmation of Morrissey. In its unprecedented campaign, The Globe was not motivated ed by personal or professional animus against Judge Morrissey, a substantial family man and recipient of Catholic church honors. The appointment, in tht' newspaper's opinion, was another enample of politically inspired actions which had attained for Massachusetts a reputation of operating without a civic conscience in public matters. To demonstrate the lack of credentials for the Federal bench, The Globe's team began day-to-day coverage of all developments in the case and launched an in-depth probe of Morrissey's background. Tht investigation disclosed an apparent discrepancy in Morrissey's testimony before a congressional subcommittee. Reporters were assigned to check his background in Boston, Washington and Georgia where he attended law school. The judge had told the congressional committee he had spent six months in Georgia after attending law school. But it was learned he had been a candidate for the Massachusetts Houst at the time and would havt been ineligible to serve if he had been living in Georgia as he said. The Globe also showed that Morrissey had not attended Boston College Law School as he had claimed before the committee. Quickly, The Globe's campaign drew national attention by the time the nomination reached the Senate floor last October, the opposition to Morrissey was led by Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen (R-M.). Then Sen. Kennedy moved to send the nomination back to the Senate Judiciary Committee and a short time later Morrissey requested that President Johnson withdraw his name. "FLEE TO SAFETY" AMONG THE WINNERS of Pulitzer Prizes in journalism was United Press International photogra-. pher Kyoichi Sawada for his general coverage of the! ? w m Globe's Prize Winning Team 5 If - f l v. i Jii." . t Seated in group at left are Robert L. Healy, political editor, and Thomas Winship, editor, who directed Pulitzer Prize-winning effort for The Globe. Standing are Joseph M. Harvey, Martin F. Nolan, Anson H. Smith Jr., Richard Connolly and Charles L. Whipple. Other team members were, top to bottom, Joseph Keblinsky, James Doyle and Jeremiah V. Murphy. "YOU MEAN YOU WERE BLUFFING" THE PULITZER PRIZE for editorial cartooning went to Don Wright of the Miami News, who was cited particularly for this drawing. Polish Throng Cheers Mention of Absent Pope By MILT FREUDENHEIM WARSAW The towering figure of an old-fashioned cardinal fighting actively against a Communist government from the inside dominates the 1000-year celebration of Polish Catholicism which officially opened here today. Stefan Cardinal Wyszyn- forced to attend a government ski, primate of Poland, be- rallv- lieves that Christianity will Polish Communist party triumph over communism chief Wladyslaw Gomulka, in Europe as his country's who has accused church lead- rnnr,A innn Kcninc ers of using the millennium to second 1000 years begins. sqw discod between poland and the Soviet Union, spoke at Polish Communist Party Katowice. chief Wladyslaw Gomulka , i ii Communist officials sneer is equal y certain commu- t the cardjnal and the msm will win the struggle Czestochowa celebrations as between Red Hat and Red "relics of the J6th century." Flag. The 64-year-old cardinal led the processions and gave the main sermon to a crowd cf more than 100,000 at the fhrine of the Black Madonna, at Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa. The cardinal has been appointed Papal Legate for the cereconies by Pope Paul VI, who was barred from attending by the Polish Government. American and other foreign bishops were denied Visas. Rev. Melchoir Krulik, expressed sorrow to the throng that Pope Paul was absent but th h h b t jd f b ri iU Kfl ' a (k a limit a4 tl'itn . 1 micnhfficihecrAtartoh"e WrdS 11 is A thfpiX ban, a J-J, Canltaal Wys.ynski so rki,.n nmon wont be allowed to go to the fioup or 82 Chicago Roman .:... c,.,. ,uf. -r.4kiin. u . n united istates this summer for Catholics lea by Rev. Bernard ;,. nn.u nivi; wi.:, 0..-.h ti, r. the Riant Polish catholic cele- Z : ,:Z rA;2 branon in Chicago, Aug. 26. --a ..: TL., cans iuiki b v. .."u- pokh govornmcn rpfusal t0 ands of Americans had hoped nl Po paul VI t0 vijjt 10 come 10 rmana. Priests said the crowds -ould have been larger but it is a work day and workers in the industrial complex at Ka towice, 50 miles away, But under Wyszynskl stubbornly concervative reitn, Poland has remained overwhelmingly Catholic during 22 years of communist rule. The church is losing out now, though, as universal education and the movement from countryside to cities changes Poland, so declares a loading Communist editor. But the same editor concedes that an estimated 80 percent of Polish children are attending after-school reli gious classes conducted by By the same token the permnt Pope Poland for the current ceremonies will remain in effect at lrast the remainder of 1966. "As far a the Cardinal'! wer travel Is conre-ned, Chicago li the same as Rome," tald a miillllllllllllllillillli!llllllllilililiilliltlllliillllililll high Communist aourre. cardinal wysrynskis p. port was lifted by Poland's Communist government early this year, barring him from a planned trip to Rome. operating from the village of Laski near Warsaw. During the time of the 1944 uprising against the Nazis, he helped with medical and religious service to fellow Poles in Laski. After the liberation, the Vatican named his Bishop of Lublin in 1946 and Primate of Poland two years later as Archbishop of Warsaw and Gniezno. Presented with a cardinal's red hat Jan. 12, 1953, he was arrested and kept in the remote Monastery of Komancza on the Soviet border. Before his arrest, he had concluded a Church-State agreement according unprecedented Communist recognition to Poland's predominant Catholic religion. His arrest followed a trip to Rome, which failed to yield Vatican recognition of former German territories now inside Poland. Wyszynski was released in 1965 by Gomulka, who also had been imprisoned during the harsh final years of Joseph Stalin. In 1957, the cardinal and other priests led the nation In voting for the single Communist-dominated list of candidates as an act of national solidarity. Since then there have been battles as the Government discontinued teaching religion in the school and legalized abortion in the face of angry church opposition. The government has harassed the church by drafting some seminary students into the army and by closing half of a nunnery and using it as a male dormitory. ', 4 j Speaker McCormack THOUSANDS OF PILGRIMS gath-er at great altar at Jasna Gora, Poland, shrine of the Black Madonna, during; nation's celebration of 1000 years of Christianity last night. (AP) TOMORROW tht Globe will (tart a aeries on Bar State Congressmen at work In Washington. The first article, on House Speaker John W. MtCormark, follows the nation's third-most powerful figure through a typical day that starts and ends with his ftOO.OOO constituents, Bllli "It would take a miracle to get the Cardinal's passport back," said a well-informed member of a pro-government catholic group. The 'miracle" he added would have to be a "positive" statement by the cardinal endorsing Communist foreign policy. As a man famous for unbending dignity and strength of character, tht Cardinal Isn't expected to statement. However. Cardinal Wysryn-ki hat refrained in recent scrfons from continuing the sharp controversy arising from last Winter's letten from Polish to bishops proposing "forgiveness. The Communist government on iti tide lifted some threatened obstacles to today's mammoth celebration. The small Industrial city (170,000, inhabitants) graced make such a by the ancient rampart-enclosed monastery of Jasma ooia nas been prettied up with roadwork. The Cardinal's ttreee on Toland's traditional dedication to the Virgin Mary, as emphasized In the Czesto- German chowa ceremonies today, is mutual held against him by critics as allegedly departing from modern Catholic doctrine. Attacked now as conservative, Cardinal Wyszsynskl was considered an ultrt-pro-gressiva "worker priest" in pcrwsr Toland when hi argued for social justice at a time wrrn the church was helping run the country. Born Aug. 8, 1901, at Zuzela near Bialystok northeast of War-taw, he was the son of a church organist father and schoolteacher mother. As a young priest in 1930, he taught In a seminary at Wloclawek and wrote columns for church papers on socially liberal papal doctrines. After the Hermans expelled him from Wloclawek, he aided tht roli&h underground, ft war in Viet Nam. One of his many dramatic photos of 1965 is shown above. Names In the News Mrs. LBJ Uses Spade for Shade Mrs. Lyndon 6. Johnson did some spade work for the Department of Agriculture yesterday in Washington. She planted a new variety of shade tree the Bedford pear tree on the grounds of the department's administration building. The tree, which grows to a height of 50 feet, is being promoted as one that will eventually be planted across the nations as "a perfect shade tree." MRS. JOHNSON EISENHOWER CARDINAL WYSZYNSKI named Papal Legatt for ctrt-moniti tt thrine at Junt Gora tnonaittry, (AP) A Bite to Eat and $31 Million Bill Israeli Finance Minister Phinhas Sapir had lunch yesterday in New York city and paid a bill for $31,320,685. Only the bill wasn't for the food. Sapir presented the sum as the final payment on the first Israel bond issue ever floated in the United States. Ike Leaves Politicking to Younger Men Former President Dwiffht D. Eisenhower, fresh from his annual Winter vacation in California, said today he was going to leave politicking this year to the "younger men." "O, I'll probably get involved, but only in a minor way," he said during an impromptu news conference at the Harrisburg, Pa., railroad station as he returned to Pennsylvania following a five-month stay in Palm Springs, Calif. "I'm not going to be rushing around. I'm ready to let that to the younger men." Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, promptly entered their black limousine for their 35-mile trip to th family home at Gettysburg. They were met at the station by the Secret Service detail assigned to the former chief executive. Eisenhower, who suffered a heart attack while vacationing in Georgia last November, said he felt fine, but planned to enter Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington "in a day or two" for a regular physical checkup. Hot Water for Apollo Astronauts Astronauts on the upcoming Apollo moon project can look forward to hot water with their meals, something unheard of in Mercury and Gemini crewmen's diets. Dr. Charles A. Berry, chief of center medical programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said in Houston, Tex., that the Apollo crews' dried food will be reconstituted with hot water rather than the cold water used for previous meals. Dr. Berry explained that hot food requires less energy to digest than cold food. New Guinea Astir Prince Coming! A political stir is brewing over the visit of Britain's young Prince Charles to New Guinea, which starts from Melbourne tonight and lasts until May 14. Anglican Church Mission-owned Wcdau airstriD wnicn I'nnce Charles will use will be closed to all aircraft other than the royal flight from tomorrow until May 7, when the royal visitor is due to leave for Popondetta to continue his tour. The bishop of Papua. New Guinea, Rt. Rev. David Hand, announcing the airstrip closure, said it was at the request of the private secretary to the Australian governor-general, Lord Casev. But spokesmen for Lord Casey and the royal family denied ordering the closure. They also denied that the closure was made to keep newsmen from reporting the visit. Members of Parliament were reported concerned that the move will prevent tho world from bring told about one of the most colorful royal visits Australia has ever organized. Exiled Russian Writer Raps Soviet An exiled Russian writer who was stripped of his citizenship says the Soviet Union is now a nation of nonconformists and rule-breakers. "I would not be astonished if a revolution tonic place in Russia tomorrow," said Valrriy Y. Tarsia, who arrived in New York from London yesterday. Tatsis, 60, is in this country for a 10-wcck lecture tour. The Soviet government declared Tatsis lnsan for his anti-government writings and confined him In a mental institution for seven months. He was allowed to visit England last February, and defected. I'RINCE CHARLES

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