By and About William P. Barrett
Selected Articles 1970-1980
Judge rules Texas prisons violate constitutional rights (Federal judge William Wayne Justice holds that the Texas Department of Corrections violates prisoner rights), Dallas Times Herald, December 13, 1980 (with co-author).
The trap (profile of speed trap in Kendleton TX, noting that funding and operation of local court appears to violate several U.S. Supreme Court rulings), Dallas Times Herald, December 1, 1980.
Cherry Hill’s land tycoon dazzles the money men (profile of Gertrude Saltzman of Cherry Hill N.J., probably the richest person in southern New Jersey), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), July 20, 1980.
Big plans to aid stricken singer have fallen short (Disabled singer Jackie Wilson hasn’t received any money from medical trust created by entertainer Ben Vereen and others), Evening and Sunday Bulletin, June 1, 1980.
Bankrupt borough doesn’t know what to do with $2.2 million grant (Money to Chesilhurst, N.J. is seven times annual budget), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), May 11, 1980.
Camden worker is paid twice for same hours (Camden, N.J. ward leader Harold S. Jones, a/k/a Poppy Jones, has two government jobs, sometimes gets paid twice for the same hours and threatens reporter asking questions), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 30, 1980.
Working part time for full pay in Camden (the governmental payroll in Camden NJ is full of no-show workers), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 23, 1980 (with co-authors)
Pinelands fraud case mired in courts (Lawsuit continues by State of New Jersey claiming banker Elwood Kirkman, his Chelsea Title and Guaranty Co., and politician Paul Burgess Sr. committed land fraud in using quitclam deeds to gain title to upwards of 5,000 acres of vacant land in the New Jersey Pinelands), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 16, 1980.
In Feinberg, a direct line to Williams (profile of Alexander Feinberg, Cherry Hill NJ lawyer and alleged bagman implicated with U.S. Senator Harrison Williams in the Abscam scandal), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), February 6, 1980.
Vesco named in casino probe (New Jersey casino investigations sought information from the Central Intelligence agency about fugitive financier Robert Vesco), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), December 30, 1979.
9 shot at Camden football game (feud erupts at Thanksgiving Day football game between rivals Woodrow Wilson High School and Camden High School), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), November 23, 1979.
Historic jail is still a dank, ugly place (profile of the old Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, NJ, now a prison museum, built in 1810, which once housed sitting U.S. Supreme Court justice James Wilson, Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo and which was designed by Robert Mills, later to design the Washington Monument), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), November 11, 1979.
Vanishing act: Firm which ‘helped’ would-be inventors abandons Cherry Hill office (International Inventors Inc. and office manager Debra M. Daniels disappear after Bulletin story), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), September 9, 1979.
Unruh murder still stir fears (Thirty years earlier, on September 6, 1979, Howard Unruh killed 13 people in his Camden, N.J. neighborhood and has been jailed even since without being tried), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), September 2, 1979.
Goldsmith stays out of jail—again (Ex-Camden County, N.J. official Edward Goldsmith admits to taking a bribe—his fourth serious crime since 1971—but doesn’t draw a jail sentence), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), August 16, 1979.
A tough lesson for `Edisons’ (Outfits like International Inventors Inc. East scam inventors by promising help with getting patents, taking big fees, but delivering little), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), August 12, 1979.
Fighting porn (Prosecutors in Camden County NJ are zero for 30 in getting convictions in pornography cases), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), August 5, 1979.
Bar applicants called poor in using grammar (New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners officials say they may make bar exam harder, even though the passage rate has dropped by a third in 25 years), Evening and Sunday Buletin (Philadelphia), July 29, 1979.
Maressa-Waterford land deal questioned (Bulletin investigation shows New Jersey state senator Joseph Maressa illegally bought unadvertised government land cheaply at a flawed auction handled by his own law firm), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), July 29, 1979.
Sin City (Churches near Atlantic City casinos have to deal with prostitution in the bushes and other problems), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), June 24, 1979.
State kills Maressa windfall (After inquiry by Bulletin, New Jersey transportation officials scrap plans that would have paid the development company of state senator Joseph Maressa’s twice to buy the same land), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), May 23, 1979.
Red tape binding Sunshine nudists (Hamilton Township, N.J. officials start enforcing local laws at 48-year-old Sunshine Park), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), May 13, 1979.
For Maressa, building ban has a price (New Jersey state senator Joseph Maressa, the leading critic of a state-imposed building ban in the Jersey Pinelands, is connected to 1,700 acres through ownership by himself, family members and clients), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), May 6, 1979.
The selling of two bridges: Who says rivalry is gone? (Competition between tolls bridges across the Delaware River at Philadelphia run by different authorities, including the Betsy Ross Bridge and the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), April 23, 1979.
Since 1687, still giving land titles (Council of Proprietors of the Western Division of New Jersey has existed since 1687 and it still issues titles on disputed land in southern New Jersey), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), April 15, 1979.
Don’t go by Monopoly board (Present-day Atlantic City bears little resemblance to Monopoly board, which is based on it), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 11, 1979.
How small store survives malls (profile of Fastow’s Five and Ten Cent store in Haddon Heights NJ, and how owner Isaac J. Dvorkin competes with nearby shopping malls), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), February 18, 1979.
Cemetery tells history of Jewish farm colony (Alliance Cemetery is all that’s left of Brotmanville, N.J, a farm community founded in the 1880s by Jews fleeing Russia), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), January 14, 1979.
Trust fund created for Jackie Wilson (Entertainer Ben Vereen announces creation of trust to benefit disabled singer Jackie Wilson) Evening and Sunday Bulletin, December 6, 1978.
Fate of a Famed Singer: He’s ’Dying Inch by Inch’ (Joyce McRae, who lost a court battle to care for disabled singer Jackie Wilson, says he is not getting proper care), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), November 12, 1978.
Go Ahead, Burn That Draft Card! (Federal official confirms it’s legal to burn one’s draft card), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), October 2, 1978.
Son Rides the Bench; Dad Sues League (Little League in Woodbury, N.J. is sued by Samuel E. Goodwin 4th claiming 9-year-old son isn’t getting enough playing time), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), June 20, 1978.
Wilson Still Exciting (Two women fight for guardianship of disabled single Jackie Wilson), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), June 4, 1978.
Churches Turn to Gallup Poll (Organized religion pays for polling to deal with declining attendance), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), May 30, 1978.
The Dandelion: Suburbia’s Bane is Vineland’s Salad (New Jersey city harvests weed as a cash crop and holds annual Dandelion Festival), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 15, 1978.
Jail Term Didn’t KO Cable TV Operator (Irving Kahn, who has licenses in South Jersey towns, served time for bribery), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 8, 1978.
Rutgers’ Trustee Mixing Politics (New Jersey Democratic Party operative Robert Torricelli named to board of governors of Rutgers University, where he earned two degrees and was founded guilty of ``gross unethical conduct’’ after a 1971 student election scandal), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), October 9, 1977.
Right to Know Must be Used to Be Secure (Column recounts how William P. Barrett, hit by a car and taken to emergency room, found out his condition by calling hospital and asking for his condition) (by Jeff Golden), The Miami Herald, July 10, 1977.
Therapy Takes Singer Toward Memory Lane (Singer Jackie Wilson remains in a coma on his 43 birthday, 21 months after collapsing on a stage in Cherry Hill, N.J.), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), June 9, 1977.
Singer Wilson Gets $10,000 from Fund (After saying all proceeds had gone for overhead, Salute Foundation pays $10,000 for benefit of disabled singer Jackie Wilson), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 29, 1977.
You, Too, Can Become a Pest Exterminator (First-person account relates how it was possible to become a certified pesticide application in New Jersey without education or experience), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), March 20, 1977.
Catholic Star Herald Editor Fired (Msgr. Salvatore J. Adamo is let go of Diocese of Camden, N.J. newspaper by Bishop George H. Guilfoyle), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), February 18, 1977.
Disc Firm Releases Stricken Singer’s Album (Facing lawsuit from disabled singer Jackie Wilson, Brunswick Record Corp. is releasing last album recorded before his collapse), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), January 23, 1977.
Willie Kemmler: The Gary Gilmore of Another Era (First person executed in the electric chair, in 1890, was from Philadelphia/Camden area), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), January 18, 1977.
Took Bribe in Line of Duty, Catlett says (Lawnside, N.J. police chief Floard C. Catlett testifies he took money as a ploy to get information in murder case), Evening and Sunday Buletin (Philadelphia), December 10, 1976.
$20,000 raised for Singer Wilson; Nothing Turned Over (Disabled singer Jackie Wilson hasn’t received any money from the Salute Foundation, established by blues singer Bobby Womack to aid him), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), November 25, 1976.
Magazine Pulled Back: Butz Spoof Outrages Glassboro Blacks (Student magazine at Glassboro state College recalled after printing cartoon depicting Earl L. Butz’s advice on how to get the black vote), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), October 13, 1976.
Mishandling Funds Common in Area Towns (Audits show problems with many municipalities in South Jersey) (first of a series), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), October 10, 1976.
Bloustein: 5 Years (Rutgers University President Edward J. Bloustein, in office five years, has survived a heart attack and dissident students to achieved much by lowering sights), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), August 22, 1976.
Priest Quits; Won’t Condone Bingo (Church of the Holy Maternity parish in Audubon, N.J. in uproar after pastor Stanislaus J. Kolton resigns to protest bingo as immoral), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), July 18, 1976.
Gadfly Catholic Star Herald Facing an Uncertain Future (profile of weekly newspaper of Catholic Diocese of Camden, N.J., edited by Salvatore J. Adamo), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), May 30, 1976.
Nixon and Thoreau Would Love Borough of Tavistock (New Jersey municipality has population of 10, which has never cast one vote against Richard Nixon in five elections), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), April 28, 1976.
Disabled Viet Veteran Flunks Fourth Time (Highly decorated David Christian has flunked out of Rutgers Law School for the fourth time), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), January 23, 1976.
Opening Drawbridges Are 2 Women’s Jobs (Burlington County, N.J. has two drawbridges that are opened by hand and the bridge tenders are women), The New York Times, August 16, 1975.
Ex-Buddies in Law School Sue Each Other (Barry Rosenberg and Sam Davis, current students at Rutgers Law School by ex-roommates, sue each other over rent, representing themselves) Associated Press, August 4, 1975.
Land Council Formed In 1687 to Meet Again (Council of Proprietors of the Western Division of New Jersey is one year older than the Bank of England), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), April 6, 1975.
Rutgers Buys $3,000 House Near Campus (Rutgers University, which says it’s not buying property around its Camden, N.J. campus, did so anyway), Evening and Sunday Bulletin (Philadelphia), April 1, 1975.
Rutgers Law Students Seeking a Bigger Diploma to Show Degree’s Distinction (Camden students start petition drive to rectify “legitimate grievance” ), The New York Times, January 12, 1975.
Deptford Fears It Will Become the Dumping Capital of South Jersey (town fights landfill expansion), The New York Times, November 24, 1974.
South Jersey Set for ’Revere’ Race (Contest honors Jonas Cattell, who is said to have run nine miles in South Jersey in 1777 to warn of approaching Hessians), The New York Times, October 6, 1974.
Law Schools Stress Ethics (Watergate scandal prompts New Jersey lawsuits to stress ethics), The New York Times, September 22, 1974.
Hope Permits Okd Despite Ban (In Maple Shade, N.J., building permits were issued for two home despite township ban; Mayor Joseph Pasquariello denies access to records on grounds they were “politically sensitive”), Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), July 5, 1974.
Camden Seeking to Become a ‘Mecca of Verse’ (Camden, N.J. tries to leverage legacy of poet Walt Whitman, who is buried there), The New York Times, June 16, 1974.
Rutgers Planning Night Law School (Rutgers University’s governing board votes to start part-time legal education at its Camden and Newark law schools in September 1975, a decision President Edward J. Bloustein says represents rejection of report by the schools arguing against that), The New York Times, May 11, 1974.
On the great university (Column argues that Rutgers University President Edward J. Bloustein, contrary to stated goals, has created the great suburban university), Rutgers Daily Targum, May 6, 1974.
The Magnificant Seven (William P. Barrett is profiled as among the most influential students at Rutgers University), Rutgers Outlook Magazine, May 1974, p. 1.
Amicable McCormick gives up ‘nice life’ for Rutgers deanship (Dean-designate Richard McCormick agreed to take job after other candidate sbacked out), Rutgers Daily Targum, May 1, 1974.
McCormick to be the dean (History professor Richard McCormick to be named dean of Rutgers College), Rutgers Daily Targum, April 30, 1974.
Cox, Pauling reported on honorary list (Targum obtains secret list of persons offered honorary degrees, provided they agree to attend), Rutgers Daily Targum, April 16, 1974.
Autonomy battle flares up over secret memo to Byrne (Rutgers president Edward J. Bloustein sends secret memo to New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne), Rutgers Daily Targum, April 15, 1974.
Irwin cites election fatigue but criticizes punishment (Rutgers student politician confesses to voting twice in election), Rutgers Daily Targum, April 5, 1974.
History and hearings (Column argues that the new Rutgers policy on handling student disruptions is an admission of failure by president Edward Bloustein), Rutgers Daily Targum, April 1, 1974.
Jacobson’s been the one on 9-1 & 10-1 Board votes (Profile of veteran and about-to-leave Rutgers Board of Governor member Joel Jacobson), Rutgers Daily Targum, March 26, 1974.
Camden vs. Rutgers: Expansion Fought (Cooper-Grant neighborhood of Camden, N.J. fights Rutgers University expansion plans), The New York Times. March 24, 1974.
200 coed streakers run as 2,000 urge them on (Rutgers joins national trend), Rutgers Daily Targum, March 8, 1974.
Passing fancies (Naked streakers are ordered off campus bus because they lacked shoes), Rutgers Daily Targum, March 6, 1974.
A mendacious report (Lengthy column accuses the leaders of Rutgers Law School in Newark and Rutgers-Camden Law School, which jointly authored a report opposing the part-time study of law, of bogusly quoting only the negative in a Association of American Law Schools study that was generally favorable of such legal education, falsely making it seem like the AALS study was unfavorable. Examples are cited. “The noose is tightening around the collective neck of the University’s two law faculties … If this report had been submitted in a court of law under oath, somebody would have been guilty of perjury … “ Final paragraph: “If the law faculties must use distortion and misstatement in its arguments, then the case against night law classes cannot be very strong. The Rutgers report should be read, compared with the AALS report, and then for the most part disregarded by those who have to decide the issue. The needs of students and the state, not the needs of the faculty, should come first.”), Rutgers Daily Targum, February 18, 1974.
Governors: Behind closed doors (Column argues Rutgers University Board of Governors routinely violates New Jersey’s Right-to-Know law), Rutgers Daily Targum, February 8, 1974.
For women but not men (Column criticizes Rutgers Student Health Center decision to bar men from human sexuality discussion groups), Rutgers Daily Targum, January 28, 1974.
On adjectives and Edward Patten (Column recount local congressman’s 1972 false denial that he had likened Richard Nixon’s administration to Hitler), Rutgers Daily Targum, January 25, 1974.
Student Sells His Crosswords (Rutgers senior Edward H. Julius syndicates his crossword puzzles), The New York Times, January 6, 1974.
Happy New Year (Column says numerous faculty are ignoring rule requiring a 15th week of classes before exams), Rutgers Daily Targum, January 3, 1974.
Women at Rutgers Label Alma Sexist Song (100-year-old school song attacked for references to men), The New York Times, December 15, 1973.
A New Calm Cloaks Rutgers (Rutgers campus no longer hotbed of student political sit-ins and confrontations, reflecting a national trend), The New York Times, December 9, 1973.
It’s Byrne and the Dems (In his first try for public office, Brendan Byrne is elected New Jersey governor), Rutgers Daily Targum, November 7, 1973.
Rutgers: Now the Faculty Competes for Students (Budgeting changes prompts Rutgers professors to promote their courses to gain enrollment), The New York Times, November 1, 1973; Why the Friendliness? (column), Rutgers Daily Targum, December 4, 1973.
Betting slips said to be printed secretly in Center (Gambling slips seized in raid on Rutgers campus were reportedly printed in the Rutgers Student Center), Rutgers Daily Targum, October 23, 1973.
Bloustein and Hamilton (Column likens Rutgers president’s fight to centralize services to another battle waged on the same hill in 1776 by Alexander Hamilton), Rutgers Daily Targum, October 8, 1973.
Mabel Smith Douglass (Column relates details of the suicide by drowning 40 years earlier of the founder of Douglass College), Rutgers Daily Targum, September 21, 1973.
The name of the game (Column describes Rutgers administration push to rename buildings, streets and campuses, often taking such actions during the summer to avoid student protests), Rutgers Daily Targum, September 10, 1983.
Rutgers Changes Mind About Bellante Contract (Rutgers University board rescinds contract with fallen architectural firm(, Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.) June 9, 1973.
Sports Site Architect Pleads Guilty in Political Tax Deal (Bellante Clauss Nolan and Miller admits illegally deducting a political contribution), Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), June 7, 1973.
5 Rutgers Aides Chose Designers (Rutgers University gave big contract to Bellante, Clauss Nolan and Miller, indicted for covering up political contributions), The New York Times, June 1, 1973.
Bloustein, Dungan clash on ratios (Rutgers fights effort by New Jersey higher education chancellor Ralph Dungan to allocate funds on the basis of student-faculty ratios), Rutgers Daily Targum, September 18, 1972.
First Rutgers Coeds Arrive (Women students arrive at Rutgers College for first time in 206 years), The New York Times, September 10, 1972.
Liquor Law Loophole Tightened (New jersey Attorney General George Kugler warns liquor outlets against collecting sales tax but not remitting it to state), Courier-Post (Camden, N.J.), June 29, 1972.
Nobody Knew Him at His Black Horse Pike Motel (Profile of Edwin J. Grace, who killed six people at a Cherry Hill, N.J. office), Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), June 22, 1972.
Tax Hole Looks Like a Gold Mine (New Jersey liquor merchants can pocket increased taxes), Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, N.J.), June 21, 1972.
Rutgers Honors an Ousted Professor (University makes amends to Moses I. Finley, fired in 1952 for refusing to answer questions about Communist activities by a U.S. Senate subcommittee), The New York Times, April 2, 1972.
Faculty votes no ROTC credit (Rutgers College faculty reaffirms view of no credit for military courses), Rutgers Daily Targum, November 5, 1971
Bloustein is still not sold to RU students (Students have mixed opinions of Edward J. Bloustein two months into his new job as Rutgers University president), Rutgers Daily Targum, November 1, 1971.
Coed limit set at 475 women (Rutgers University board of governors fixes co-ed admissions at Rutgers College), Rutgers Daily Targum, October 11, 1971
Gross leaves Old Queens for final time (Retiring Rutgers University president Mason Gross spends last day in office), Rutgers Daily Targum, September 14, 1971.
Rutgers College goes coed! (Rutgers University board of governors votes 9-0 to admit women to Rutgers College beginning in September 1972), Rutgers Daily Targum, Monday, September 13, 1971.
Bloustein named R.U. president (Rutgers University names Edward J. Bloustein, president of Bennington College, as its 17th president, while governing board signals support for co-education at Rutgers College), Rutgers Daily Targum, May 14, 1971 (late campus edition).
Wallack suspended, awaiting hearing (Rutgers University track coach Les Wallack suspended for writing letter to the editor that questioned intelligence of a black critic), Rutgers Daily Targum, January 5, 1971.
Letter Policies Need Revision (Sports column calls for equality with boys in recognition afforded interscholastic girls athletics), Haddon Higher (Haddonfield Memorial High School, Haddonfield, N.J.), April 8, 1970.
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