MASSACHUSETTS: Something New in Boston

For 40 years, political reform movements have been drifting across the Boston scene without leaving so much as a white splotch on the grimy City Hall. When a reform organization called the New Boston Committee began to make noises this year, many an old politician discounted it as just another collection of do-gooders going nowhere. Boston was in for a surprise.

The New Boston Committee was started by Jerome L. Rappaport, a determined Harvard Law School graduate, now only 24. Lawyer Henry L. Shattuck, former Harvard treasurer, became Rappaport's mentor. The committee grew...

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