U.S. At War: It's a Great Thing

Massachusetts' lean, shrewd Governor Leverett Saltonstall, for whom a 1948 Presidential boomlet has already begun, made an appointment last week likely to win him friends everywhere. To the chairmanship of the State Board of Parole he named Matthew W. Bullock, 63, onetime Dartmouth track and football star, tall, broad of shoulder and coal black.

Massachusetts had little doubt that the Governor had named a capable man. A son of onetime slaves, Bullock had been brought to Boston in 1889 when his parents fled a lynching bee. He got his LL.D. at Harvard, practiced law in Oklahoma, Illinois, Georgia. Returning to Boston,...

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