Waldron, Martin. "Clay Guilty in Draft Case; Gets Five Years in Prison."
New York Times, June 21, 1967, p. 1, 2.
This New York Times article reports on Ali's conviction in June of 1967
for refusing to be drafted. Asking to be sentenced without "waiting and
stalling for time," Ali received the maximum sentence of five years in
prison and a fine of $10,000. This was despite a prosecuting U.S. Attorney,
Morton Susman, indicating that he would file no objection to the judge
giving a sentence lesser than the maximum.
Again, it is interesting to note that the New York Times referred to
Ali as Cassius Clay, only mentioning his Muslim name when describing
one of a series of sketches Ali had drawn in court with the words