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Tb Boston Globe Monday, May 11, 1970 Laity asked: What kind of man to succeed Cardinal Gushing? By George M. Collins, Globe Staff Four hundred thousand Greater Boston Roman Cath ivUi "A ft 'i ll next religious leader should concentrate his efforts: in youth, poverty, racial justice, world peace, lay participation in Church decisions, family planning, Catholic schools, or confraternity of christian doctrine. The poll next asks whether or not the next archbishop should make complete reports "at least annually on the operation of the archdiocese to all members of the This question is bein asked all across the country by lay groups and in particular refers to full financial disclosure so that the laity can understand exactly what the financial problems are in the Church. Boston Catholics are given five categories which are used to characterize most religious leaders in the United States and are asked to selact which role they feel their next archbishop should fulfil: that of "administrator, spiritual leader, fund raiser, social activist, or theologian." The final question may cause the most difficulty for Greater Boston Catholics to answer. They are asked "Do you think the next archbishop should be classified as a conservative, moderate, or liberal." The Lay Caucus leaders stressed yesterday that they feel the voice "of the laity must be a factor in the coming decision to name a new Archbishop of Boston.

They see their poll as offering Greater Boston Catholics an opportunity to voice their opinions. The poll, when completed will be sent to Cardinal Cushing, to John Cardinal Dearden, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and to Archbishop Luigi Raimondi, Apostolic Delegate to the United States. olics will be asked to participate in a "selecta-bishop" survey next Sunday when they are polled as to what kind of a man they want as Richard Cardinal Cushings" successor. The poll is being conducted by the Boston Lay Caucus, a group of Greater Boston lay Catholics. Cardinal Cushing says he intends to retire in August of this year.

The questionnaire which is being distributed this week, and will be available at all of the 410 parishes in the archdiocese on Sunday morning, has six major questions. Within minutes last night more than 40,000 of the survey ballots were distributed under the leadership of Boston attorney Thomas M. Simmons, chairman of the Archdiocesan Commission for the Promotion of Parish Councils and chairman of the Boston Lay Caucus. The first question in the poll asks Boston Catholics their position on the laity having any part in the selection of Cardinal Cushing's successor. The second query asks those questioned whether they feel the next archbishop should serve for life or a specific term.

In its literature, the Lay Caucus points out that Cardinal Cushing has served for 26 years and his predecessor, Cardinal O'Connell, was in office for 38 years. The poll asks where Boston Catholics think their FESTIVE OCCASION Both children and adults man Bandstand on Boston Common in the celebration joined in the festive folk dances yesterday at Park- of Israel Independence Day. (Tom Croke photo) 5000 salute Israel in parade POINT OF VIEW Racial bias probe of building industry revealed to The review on Tremont street was taken by Mayor Kevin White, an honorary chairman, and his wife; Jewish leaders and legislators; Rubin Margules, Harvard Business School student, who was chairman and originator of the event; Sol J. Leabman, coordinator; Bernard Garber, and David Pokross, grand marshals "We are all here to visibly show our solidarity with Israel and her people in their resolute search for the parade's theme Shalom, Peace." said Margules in opening a program on the Common after the parade. "Only through the visible support of a united New England community, a support demonstrated today, will our brethren in Israel know that we are with them.

"It is only by showing our concern as a community that the world will take notice and respond in a positive manner to Israel's crucial needs. "The fate of Israel and the Middle East is moreover inextricably interwoven with the universal question for peace. It is only when governments, in the Middle East and the world, reshape their priorities, making peace a cornerstone of policy in fact as well as in words, that we shall be able to celebrate without the overhanging gloom of continuing violence and war. "Only then will thetmothers of the world not have to fear their sons reaching military age." Others on the program were Rabbi Charles Weinberg of Maiden; State Rep. Norman S.

Weinberg, who represented Mayor White; Israeli Consul General Moshe Ofer; and Dr. Leonard Fein, associate professor of political science at MIT, who led a tribute to labor leader Walter Reuther, killed in an airplane crash yesterday morning, who he said had been a friend of Israel all his life Also participating were Synagogue Choir of Brookline and the Zamir Chorale, made of of Boston area college and high school students. In the evening a program was presented in Sanders Hall at Harvard by the Israeli Student Organization in cooperation with the Harvard-Radcliffe B'nai B'rith Hillel Society. re By Leo Shapiro, Globe Staff It was a hot day like weather imported from Israel, someone said but the more than 5000 youngsters and a few older folks in Boston's first Salute to Israel Parade gave it all tKey had yesterday. Unmindful of the scarcity of onlookers, they presented a solid picture of people marching in behalf of a cause they hold dear.

It was a demonstration in observance of Israel's 22nd anniversary. The joy was mixed with hopes for peace. The theme was "Peace-Shalom" and the predominating colors were blue and white, the colors of the Israel flag, which flew along with the banners of the United States. It was a different kind of parade. Except for several parade-seasoned musical units sent by municipal and church groups, the participants in blue and white, who included many small children, made up in spirit what they lacked in the traditional "spit and polish" of such spectacles.

There were hundreds of signs, mostly hand-painted, carried by members of hundreds of organiza-1 tions from various parts of New England in a demonstration of solidarity with Israel. They called for peace and told the world "Israel Must Live." One banner affirmed: "You don't have to be Jewish to support Israel." The march, of more than a mile, was filled with young voices singing Israeli songs and dances. The parade made up largely of representations from Hebrew Day Schools, Hebrew and temple religious schools, synagogue and Zionist organizations, and school marching groups, was a peaceful one. The march started from Commonwealth avenue and Hereford street, going up Arlington street, to Boylston to the temporary reviewing stand on Tremont street opposite Avery street. By Alan Sheehan Globe Staff Mrs.

Glendora McEl-wain Putnam, chairman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, revealed yesterday that her agency is conducting an investigation of the entire construction industry in the state. "We have received 25 complaints against (building trade) unions and 14 complaints against construction companies," she said. "A task force of six people have been assigned to work on the complaints." Appearing on WKBG-TV's "Point of View" program, Mrs. Putnam acknowledged that one of the cases involved the Volpe Construction Co. and construction at Tufts merous complaints about long-established institutions, including many 'equal opportunity employers'." She pointed out that "institutional discrimination" is preventing, members of minority groups and women from achieving equality in employment.

"Our Institutions have long considered that there is a place where minorities belong and a place where they don't belong." Mrs. Putnam said this also applied to women. This form of discrimination was particularly inherent in the executive and midcfle management levels of the business world, she said. She denied that the "token" black or Puerto Rican cut the agency's impact and, when asked what MCAD could do She added that "Secretary of Transportation Volpe did nothing to impede our investigation on the Tufts situation." Asked what effect the Nixon Administration has had on the MCAD, she said: "I cannot be critical of the kinds of services we are receiving from the government it has not only continued but it has increased." As an "individual" and as a "black however, Mrs. Putnam said she was not "satisfied that the Nixon Administration is providing for the needs of minority groups." In Massachusetts, Mrs.

Putnam said the most serious problems with discrimination occur in the areas of employment and housing. "Boston is a very bigoted city in its institutions and we have received nu about it, she replied: "Yc look at the overall pictu and what the pompar can absorb and what tl company has done in tl past." She said the place cure "institutional di crimination" was at entry level where, tl barriers which "screen the i i i a placed. Asked what MCAD hi done to change the stre from a defensive positr to a policy-making age cy, Mrs. Putnam said considered MCAD as "law enforcement age cy." She said MCAD has tensive powers which i elude the power of subp nae, to protect investig tors, to fashion a varie of remedies, to awa damages, to control lan lords and to force emplo ers to hire, reinstate ai upgrade employees. a Sargent sees change in President Nixon's attitude i fa if 'it The New 'England Conservatory of Music began a Marathon for Peace at Jordan Hall yesterday.

The concert will continue for 24 hours a day until further notice, organizers said. The formation of the Tufts Health Action Committee comprised of alumni and members of the Tufts medical community was announced yesterday. The committee is seeking to organize professional medical people in opposition to the war. About 1600 Harvard students last night attended an emergency meeting in Memorial Hall and Lowell Lecture Hall called by the Strike Steering Committee. They passed by a vote of 869 to 624 a resolution that tactics continue to be non-violent, that the university be a base of the strike and not its target, and that the university remain "open and united as a community for political action." A motion to set up a militant picket line today around University Hall and Massachusetts Hall was defeated.

and to work for local peace candidates in the November election, the Massachusetts Political Action for Peace group announced yesterday. "The students on many camuses in the Boston area are trying to show that we are not loafing during the strike against the schools," one organizer said. "We are actively working for peace." At a special meeting yesterday, the MIT faculty voted to keep the school open and extend to the students an opportunity to continue their anti-war efforts and make up their class work by Dec. 31. A three-day forum on the crisis in Southeast Asia opened at Boston College yesterday with an ecumenical service.

In an unprecedented move, B.C. Pres. W. Seavey Joyce, S.J., acting on the vote of the University Academic Senate, suspended all normal university business and opened the university to the general public for a three-day convocation. Fr.

Joyce declared Boston College "an open university to a divided world." The convocation will conclude tomorrow night. Gov. Francis Sargent said last night the current national student protest over extension of the war in Southeast Asia has caused a "change in attitude" on the part of President Nixon. Before flying to Washington, where he will join the 49 other governors in a meeting with the President today, Sargent said Mr. Nixon is "beginning to listen to that segment of society that is calling for an immediate end to the war in Vietnam.

"The President is finally learning that he cannot just make announcements to the American people and think they will accept his every move," Sargent said. "These are grave times for the nation and I think that the President has begun to respond with a change of attitude." A group of 500 Brandeis students, faculty and Wal-tham residents are in Washington today to begin their effort to lobby for legislation to cut off funds for the war. Boston area college students are going to various states to organize community groups to protest the war RECEIVES AWARD Mrs. Kathryn Galvin White, wife of Mayor Kevin White, is presented the "Mother of the Year" award of the Brotherhood of Temple B'nai Moshe in Brighton, by Jack Kardon, as Mayor White looks on. (Donald C.

Preston photo) State public agencies own bulk of tax-free properly Mrs. Sargent gets Mothers' Day war protest 4. i east Asia as the source of a "polarization which will lead to the destruction of our democracy and lose of an entire generation of our young people without whom America has no future." On the Common, across the street from the State House and the Mothers Memorial and Silent Vigil, as the protest was officially named, a group of husbands and spectators stood watching. A participant in the march and silent vigil was Mrs. John Bradley of Westwood, a well-dressed matron carrying white gloves.

"I purposely dressed conservatively," she said. "I come from suburbia deep in the heart of Agnew country." Mrs. Leslie Shaw, 27, of Cambridge and formerly of Canada, was pushing her two-year-old daughter in a stroller back and forth before the State House. Wearing the symbol of women's liberation (red fist within biological symbol for she said she didn't want to ban it, "but Mothers' Day is ridiculous." Another young mother was Mrs. Bonnie Simson, 24, of Somerville who carried her eight-week-old son in her arms and a sign on her back which read, "War is not healthy for children and other living things." Mrs.

Milton Finger of Swampscott, who took part in the vigil, said her son had spent a year in Vietnam and considered the war a "necessary evil." Of her decision to march she said, "My heart is broken, but I felt it was something I had to do. I have a second son who is exempt from duty, and I can't say I'm sorry." By Diana Crawford, Glebe Staff Mrs. Francis Sargent, wife of the governor, appeared briefly on the steps of the State House yesterday, afternoon to receive a petition signed by several hundred women who came on Mothers Day to protest the war. There were 400 women by the estimates of Capitol Police Chief Paul Doherty. The crowd was composed largely of suburban mothers of all ages, many of whom had never participated in a protest before.

They began to assemble at 1 p.m. and marched in front of the State House until Mrs. Sargent appeared at 1:45 p.m. Many women carried picket signs. On receiving the petition from Mrs.

Shirley Goldman of Milton, Mrs. Sargent said the governor would take it with him to Washington today. She said she and her husband were "deeply appreciative that so many mothers gave up the day with their families to show their concern for America in turmoil." Mrs. Sargent's remarks were greeted with a soft chant of "Peace now" from the audience. Mrs.

Shirley Goldman, mother of two teen-age sons, conceived the idea of the march while participating in a radio talk show. Aside from the October Moratorium demonstration in Milton, Mrs. Goldman said her only other marching had been with the Girl Scouts. The petition described the involvement in South state's total and 3.5 percent of Boston's total, less than is commonly believed. Two steadily rising categories are the exempt property of private institutions and organizations, the report discloses.

About 18 percent of the state-wide total and 15 percent of the Boston total of exempt property belongs to literary, scientific and educational institutions. Charitable, benevolent and temperance organizations account for nine percent of the state total and 13 percent of the city total. Many institutions throughout the country, the study notes, make payments to their communities in lieu of taxes for municipal services provided. Justification for similar payments by the state's institutions also will be considered by the study. A study of the distribution of tax exempt property in Massachusetts, currently being conducted by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, has revealed that two thirds of the Commonwealth's exempt property is publicly owned.

According to early reports from the study, in 1966 over 65 percent of the reported total amount of exempt real and personal property in the state was owned by federal, state, and local government and other public agencies. Forty percent the largest share was owned by the cities and towns themselves. Similarly, in 1967, 63 percent of all exempt property was publicly owned. In Boston, 30 percent of the total exempt property was owned by the city. Exempt property used for religious purposes came to six percent of the AAV -9 MRS.

David Goldman (left), chairman of the Mother's Day march at the State House, stands with wife of Gov. Sargent. (Sam Hammat photo) i.

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