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  • Text: �F -:------ - ~ . ~ ' . <---<-->7 -~=I~ - ';, ~ ~. ~~ _f / ?! ,<..;,-,~ / ~¢) /k-/40;t:, ~~ 17~~ 6 /7:?Vl/~d/ ~ - - -'"~~ . d ~ µ ~~ w J 1, ~ ~ _ }- L ~~J; · ~~ · ~ ~~ _/2)~ ~~ ~ ~____, . - p~ ~--CiJ ��POPE • 313 H. FULLER ARCl--llTECT DECATUR FEDERAL BUILDING / DECATUR, GEORGIA/ TELEPHONE 373-2257 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Allen: Your statement on the nomination of Lester Maddox stands an everlasting monument to bad taste and is an affront to any person with a shred of decency and fair play. This man was elected by no one but the people of Georgia. Congratulations on doing more than perhaps anyone else to put Lester in the White House while maintaining your own position as winner and still champion of sewer level politics, Yours very truly, POPE H. r FULLER, ARCHITECT ~\.J - --- Pope H. Fuller PHF / mgb ~ �September 30, 1966 ]V[.r. Ivan Alle n Mayor the City of Atlanta "Black Powern City Ha ll Atlanta, Georgia I am writing not only for myself but f nr all the white people in Atlanta. More power to ~ESTER MADDOX who the white people will support. We don 't think he is what you arld your negro friends Sam ~illiams and Leroy Johns on said over WSB, September 29, 1966. I am sure that what you said about the thousands that voted for Maddox did not help you or them any, it just promoted more votes for Maddox in the November election. One thi ng SURE that I know is that neither my friends or myself are as stupid as you say. As Leroy Johnson said if we elect Maddox it would turn the clock back to 1850, well, we are going to sure try. Let ' s turn it back to 185-0, at that time our Mayor would have supported the white people and not make a spectacle of himself in the public, radio or TV with "Black Power". Instead he would have been atte nding to his duties as a Mayor or be at home with his family and not standing on top of cars and getting up in the middle 0f the ni ght to parade with "The Black Power". I think you are a disgrace not only to the City of Atlanta but to the white race. GOD help you because before it is over with, you are SURE going to be needing help. A re gistered voter and a native of Atlanta, Georgia �U.S. DEPT. O F AGRICULi U RE LICENSE NO. 954 WRIGHT & SOLOMON, INC. MERCHANDISE BROKER S PECANS PE.A.CH ES INSECTICIDES PACKING SUPPLIES PE.A.CH TREES BASKETS ., FORT VALLEY, GA. Sept ember 30 , 1966 Honorable Ivan Allen, Mayor City Hall Atlant a , Ga . Dear Mr. Allen, Fr om your quoted comments of yester day it is evi dently i mpos s ible f or you a nd your fri ends to realize that there is a maj ority of Georgi ans who in all good conscience think different t han you. You all have already had more to do with nominating Lester Maddox t pan anyone and if you stupid bastards don 1 t keep your big mouths shut you are going to surely as Hell elect him governor!!!! L �WILLIAMS. McGUIRE 973 TENNYSON DRIVE, N . W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Al len 3700 Northside Dr., No Wo Atlanta, Georgia 30305 De ar Si r: I was surprised ~nd appalled at the statements made by you relative to the victory of Lester Maddox in the Dem ocratic Primary. Do you not believe in the Democratic processes ? As much as I would hate to have Les ter Maddox as the Governor of this state, he could be no worse as such than LBJ in his position as President. And the climax of your statement, to the effect that the Seal of this state has been tarnished by the nomination of Maddox, is that instead of doing something about it in November you are going fishing. This sounds like you would not lift a hand to save a drowning brother. If by virtue of your supporting Callaway in the November election unde r these extenuating circumstances you would be ostraciz ed by the Democratic P ty, I s ugg est you find another partyo Ybu rs vny ru l~r, 1/ !/ 1-)/T//T/: 7/ ~ �T. BLAKE JACKSON ATTO RNEY A T LAW 5 23 ·727 4 22 5 STA N DARD F E DERAi- S A V I NGS B UILD I NG ATLANTA, GEORG I A 30303 S,eptember 30 , 1966 Mr . I van Allen , J r . 3700 Northside Drive , N.W. Atla nta, Georgi a 30305 Dear Sir : Perhaps this should b e addressed s i mpl y "Gem Clip Al l en" if a man i s t o be a ccorded t he sobri quet of the pr oduct h e peddles, a l though it is my under standing t hat your fami l y f e els that you coul dn ' t s ell even gem clips . I join thous ands of othe r s in f e eli ng that your per for ma nc e on televi sion last ni ght was about the mos t disgusting , undignif ied, irrespons ible, nauseating , uns t atesmanl i ke and unwarranted a ct that could b e performed by the s upposed mayor of a great ci ty . Although I am not a Maddox supporter but am a ct i vel y supporti ng the Republican candi date for Governor of t h is great State, Mr . Maddox des erves that prefix to his name, and you have l owered yourself sti ll f urther into t he gutter by re f erri ng to him as "Dr umst ick Chi cken Maddox". I believe t hat Mr . Madddlx i s absol utely honorable and that his vocation ts an honorable one, as is your father's . As a matt er of fact, I bel ieve that even Mr. Eugene Patterson will con~ede that he (Mr. Maddox ) served good chi cken .at a reas onabl e price . Can you say that you have done anything as worthwhi l e ? I concur wi th Mr. Maddo x in his tel evi sed s t atement t hat your ut teranc e appear ed t o be that of the Rev . Dr . Mart in Luther Ki ng, so that I wonder whet her you collaborated on your statements . If you, t oo, feel that you are now ashamed to be a Georgian, you, t oo , are i nvited out . I f elt that Mr. Maddox made a tremendous l y more restrained, intelligent and statesmanlike appearance than you, even though your TV technicians attempted, at one point, to make him appear f oolish by technically reducing his statement to gibb erish. Sincerely, ~ T. BLAKE TBJ/ kjo 9: / ~ JJ~ ��Charles Edward Roberts ". 718 College Street Macon, Georgia 7-29-66 Hon. Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgi a De ar Sir: I just hear• your post-election statement on the 7 - 7:30 CBS news. I coul not believe my ears. You are an eaucatea, intelli~ent man, an• those woras coula have come from the lips of a fool. Before you throw this in the wastebasket, if it is brou~ht to your attention, let me hasten to say that I ala not vote for Mr. Maaaox in the primary two weeks a~o nor in the run-off yesteraay. He is not my choice in November. I will vote for Mr. Callaway. I n my opinion, Callaway will not b electea, however, if you and others to whom the viewers are expose• continue to make such vituperative remarks towara Maadox. The same thing coula be saia of the lea( eaitorial in this morning's Atlanta Constitution. !! II I'm sure woula be hara to fini · a class in reverse psychology, but if it is availab~e, you shoula take the course. Lester Ma(aox coulan't have pickea up fifty thousana aaaitional votes any easier. 1H It is certainly your right to be a sore loser, but why use that right to help elect the man you so obviously 4espise politically. I woula have thought you smarter than that. Of course, e•itorial writers have long fannei the flames for those they are a~ainst. Thy will never learn. Hope the fish will be biting Nov 1111ber 8th1 ~op~s very )t r uly, L, i,--. £ /~ t-~ ~- Chas. Ee Robert u r . �e. e. 'Bransford Used ears OEALERIN SURPLUS CARS, TRUCKS, AND CLOTHING ROUTES·· PHONE 647-4974 THOMASTON, GEORGIA �����4441 Music Stre et New Orleans, La. September 29, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Sir: I am certain that the over whelming majority of responsible Southerners shared my revulsion at your vicious castigation of Lester Maddox after his primary victory. The one transcendent lesson we should have learned during the past half-century is that an aggressor or "bully" cannot be appeased indefinitely. That holds true whether the pacification is made on an individual, city, state, federal, or international level. You have tried to "finesse" a solution to the Qegro excesses, apparently bemused by the spurious idea s-o widely propagated by the "pinks", "reds", and socialistic "do-gooders", that the negro unrest is due to discrimination, ignora nce, and economic insecurity. THAT IS UNADULTERATED HOGWASHt During the depression here in New Orleans major crime in New Orleans was virtually limited to bootlegging , an occasiona l bank robbery, a nd murders committed within the Mafia itself. Now, as a result of the ins ane rulings of the Supreme Court and the coddling of invetera te criminals, no \'bite woman can be secure i n her home, in her automobile, in her office, i n a hospital recuperat i ng from illness , or even walking fro m the bus or street car to her home. The negr o r api st i s emboldened by the knowledg e tha t he wi ll re ceive t he ben efit of t h e bes t legal t a lmt s wh i ch such organiza tion s as the American Civil Li ber t y Union can furn i sh an d wi ll proba bl y be pardoned, even i f convicted , becaus e the jury di d not have th e precise mixture of whi tes an d n egroes . A fri end of min e who owns a s ervic e s t ati on has been robbed by negroes fourteen times wit hin the past five years and shot twice. Whether such prov•cateurs as King, the lynx-eyed, fork-tongued Mounteagle alumnus, carries a Communist card, is academic. The point is that he is helping the Communist cause and will ultimately preside over the flaming destruction of this nation unless leaders, such as yourself, cease capitulating to his demands. I enclose copy of letter which I wrote to one of our federal judges here six years agoo My views are identical todayo I pray that the good people of Georgia are shaking off their letharg~. _Jv"A 6r,arul ":R,.~~. / ~ f f/ ~ _p.,, ~~ 143.215.248.55 ��I~ - ~ - �l 144 East 36 Street New York, New York 10016 September 29, 1966 ) The Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: Your statement today concerning the primary vietory of Maddox only adds to my already high estimation of your integrity, honesty, and dedication to your job. I was born in Newnan, Georgia, in 1935, but moved to Washing~on, D.C., in 1941, and now live in New York City. My parents somehow managed to raise two daughters with no ethnic, religious, or racial prejudice. As I grow older, I realize what a remarkable feat this is, because they are southerners, and for many years the Negro has been considered inferior by a goodly percentage of southerners. My parents were also poor, and this, I believe, increases the incidence of racial prejudice in the south. Poor whites, I guess, need someone to dispise and look down upon. This Maddox victory frightens me. I am sure you must feel this way too. But I take solace in the fact that obviously there are people in Georgia who realize that you and the kind of people you typ] ify should be in office, and hopefully if there are enough of your type, in time all these difficult times will pass. I am very proud to say that somewhere in Georgia a man like you is in public office. I am sure there are many people in Georgia with a vote who feel the same way. So stick to your guns. We cannot allow the Maddox's to ga in control. And know that at least one ex-Georgian is on your aide completely. Yours very truly, ~~n~ (Mrs. Eugene D. Balsley) ���\ l f ���) 11 onora lo I. .'sll c> n rI :tyor of ,tlqnt a , ,.., . ·tlanta , ,,c or ,::'..a Ve a r ·:r, . .'i.ll '3 n , ... ef(•rrin , to your r e 1ar < S on 1 • S. B. T. v. lA. s t .v e nin,!; r ., ·a r 'L t 1 e c oic c of t e p nople of our Gr ()at Sti.atc of G2or r, i a as well ff t 1e "·oo p e op lP of your Gr eat City, in t 1cir el e ction of Mr . Lcs t0r iia 1ox to run for Gov ernor of our r rc a t Stat . , ~ubject to the ~r ner a l cl c> cti on on oven ber 8t1 1966 . I on ' t t ink you r naliz ~ a t tho tine t a t you not only 1:-!erc :m,m, -ra inr; r:r. r. a ...ox, but t . e v e r people -,f your Gr nat City 1:'l o el c ct P you to your pres nt i rh office . I woul d lik e to ~a y t 11t tt e ~o o onle of "tl 1. nta are not t e tr ::1 sh 11 n t .:it you in ic a tr on T. • , nci t 0r a re t e oo p copl of t!, ft a t. of GC' or ia . I nr f' u re that -i.:x ~I'a yor art <: fiel ,.. oul nev er h a ve stoope no low a to o 1.·rhat you i ' I ave al ·myE: een a .,1;nocr a t a n hqve ah·my r vot rl ac- sue , but c one t prr :;e nt con .itionf' of our Gr . at Country ~ ,J , ~ to be .etrr n.ti n u n ' "'r t .. c r, ocra tic cnntrol, I ar· now lookinr town.r t e ran or 1cn runnin · for public offic . , irr e p e cti ve of H et er t cy rlre r e publi c:.1n or eno cr,1.ts . I vnt P f nr r:r . I:: ox ~n unles T1r . Bob Ca 2..101·-1c:1 y can c. ow o 1e cci e i prov cnf' nt ov r r Lr . r·a :lox , I SH \ LL GTE r C:?. I ::l. r:: DD OX . G,~N. No·' - ·r I E"L SH JU8T EC '. US IF c.. t T SEE THE r:~N ~ ~' CTLY ·.s OU SEE T • nr . Elli~ 'rnall i c ~, con cousin by bloo but when e s aic. on T. V. t a t 11 .' !NONE TH;, T ~J.\S OT THE KI ID F :::rr:r iC'C~{ 'T TH l T HE '.\ S COULD ' GO TO HELL t ' So e lo '"'t t 1 0 el0ction. I,Ir . i\llcn , your influence h a s heen '"' ly , a a ·ed an you di it your . lf by your r . . arks ~bout r~. r':id ox a n the v ry p ople ~~o :ave you your hi l offic ~ I beli cvo , if you 1 , ~ nt to be fair, t at a ft er you a '/e t11crn rr1 t your way throu a ll t i , your npolo .ry to r r. lI'l ox an' the oo p eople of G or 11·i a r'i ht 1 ,lp ~o~ , hut even tl is i~ oubtful. V 011r. ~ • 517 truly T\TllL ' • 1\ 1:., ' • ..2. ..• .I. • "" PC.. TB 3 1. �Nigger lover! �Sept emee r 30th, 19,,. Mayor Ivan Allen, City of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga. Dear llr . Mayor: We listened to y ou on Tee Vee excoriate Lester l4addox who is going to • e the next Governor of the State of Georgia. As compared to what Gear ia ha s had for r ecent Governors, lladdax is one of the high est qualified individuals f or this high office in your State. What happen ed in our Country during the ast 20 and 30 years, should •e as o•vious to y ou as i t is to others, and t hat is, the United States of Amer ica i s • ein, controlled and i overne •Ya clique of Educat ed Fools o we ask, what good is the a•ility of a Lea er, i f this Lea er leads you into Slavery and Communismo •etter we have a Leader with no a•ility •ut who wants to lea us in t he riiht irection o Vay We thank God for Wallace, and lladdox, and Reacen, an those few true Americans that we have left with us today, f or what they are try:inc to do for us and our countryo We ,ray each ni ht that we are now in a Nation wide sweep that will . clear the Judas Goats and Quislings out of Office and •rin a Halt to America's ove down the r oad to Ruin - O•livion - Disaster an ultimate communism. We truly hope ll.r. Mayor that all federal overnment }':3.wns such as the likes of you, will •e eliminated from the American scene in the very near future, and let us come to ~rips with the true pro•lems of what is wroIJi with America today9 Maddox has felt the •ite of the Fe eral lash across his •aek, and unlike so many spineless cowaris in America today, this man is doinc something a•out ito He will have every •it of my assistance and my life to help hi.mo An there are millions other like me. So please Mayor step aside out of the way, Defore you iet shovea off another automo•ile top. Sincerely for Am.erioa, re.main, �Atle.ntt\, Georgia, September 30, 1966 ITllll Allen, Jr., Jlayor (?) 0 City ot Atlant , .Atlanta, Geo1•gia. Dear Sirs: . I am trying my best to write this letter without the use of profanity., Your remark, oonoerning the nmdne.tion or I.A,ster Maddox were highly irregular, tal1e, and UUM\rranted., You implied that everyone -voting for !Ire Maddox did not have the inte lleotual ability to di~ti~gui~h the differenoo between day an~ night. I knw the differenoe my1elf and apparently you don't _.,. for you sure don't know the difference between whit~ and bl-.ok., Your stupid and idiotic remarks probably helped Jlro Maddox reooiTe more Toto than he would. ban reo•i ed. In oloei11g let me offer the pl"ftyer that when you go home tonight to your kennel, I hope your mother bites you. You•w oortainly got eno\lgh 1en1 to figure that out. The next time your colored friends shake you off a car, I hope you fall on your eapty head. N tul"8lly, there will be no name. �Atlanta , Georgia Oc tober 1 , 1966 Hon . Ivan Allen, Jr . , Mayor City of Atlanta A tlanta, Georgia Dea r Ma yor Allen: I have a little bo ok out at my house and I find on one of its pages the words of a man much wiser and s marter than I am, which words I quote as f ollows: "He t hat is slow to anger is better tha n the mi ghty ; a nd he that r uleth h is s p irit t han h e t hat t a ke th a city". We a l l make mi sta kes and, in anger, say things which , upon more s ober afte rthought , we did not really mean , and I fe e l sure t ha t you, as my mayor , will meditate y.pon the ve rs e of Prove r bs which I have quoted above . With k ind regards ,~ Your ~~rn,~ m kJ\ 11 391 Cherokee Ave. , S . G. • 'Wia { e / ~~ �4201 Sou t h Ocea n Boule v a r d Delray Beac h , F lorida Se p tember 30, 1 966 Mayor I v an Alle n At la n ta, Georg ia Dear Sir : Yo ur r e mark s wi th r efe1a1ce t o Mr. Les t er 1a dd ox ' n omi n at i o n , as t e l e vi se d o n the Huntl e y- Brinkle y Report Thursday night, ca ll f or s o me s ort o f a n s wer o I c a nnot d e bate y our c h ar a cter i zation of ! r . Mad d ox as "un quali f ied" bec ause I a m n ot as aware as y o u are of h is pers o n a l exper i e n c e a n d qua litieso But I a m u n der t he i mpression t h at it is because h e supp or t s segreg ation of t h e race s t hat y ou stated his n omin ation was a victory for the f orces of prejudice and ign oran ce o I t i s y ou r e qua t ion o f a b e lief i n r acia l seg reg a t ion wi th ttpre j u dice'.' . a n d ign o r a nc e,. which is i n correc t and i nsuppo r t able . Yes, o f course some o f t he b a ckers o f Mr . Madd ox were i gnora nt a nd prejud iced ( i f y o u mea n by t h e latter ter m te n di n g to ma k e judgme n ts with prior i n vestig ation o f evide nce ) ; s ome backers o f " l iberal " ca n didates a r e equally u n i nf ormed a n d though tle ss . I n f act , the b a l a n ce o f p o we r i n Mr . Madd ox ' vic t o r y mu st h a v e resi de d in o nce r e spec table voters f or " moder a t e " cand i dates . I must with al l g ood will sugge st t h at i t is a gre a ter sign o f igno rance today t o a rgu e i n fa vor o f i n tegra t ion o f {egro and , .bite ra c es than t o oppose it . The facts abo u t t he nature of me n , the physiological a nd me n tal d i ffere nces bet~ee n the Negro a n d \ 'hi te races , and the hist o ri c al evidence o f the di f fering capac i t ies o f those ra c es f o r i n ve n tivene ss a nd the building and ma i nt a ining o f advanc ed civi l izations simply do n o t suppo rt y our viewpoi n t. A g re a t amou nt o f work i n g e net ics , a nthr op ology, a nd o t her f i e l ds o f r e s e ar ch s u pp or ts, on the c o ntr a ry , a poi nt o f view which s e es r ace s as some t i mes marke dly di ffe re nt i n extre mely i mpor t ant ways- -not for purely envi r o nme n tal reas o ns at a l l, b ut by virtue of heredity. I am aware that f o r s ome ye ars it has b e e n fashi o nable t o say t hat ra c es in fact don ' t really e xi s t at all , a n d even if they do there are no signi ficant d i ffe re nces , and in any case whatever di f ferences appear t o exist can be cleared away by a g e neration or so o f social mixing and educati o n . This school o f thought-i f it ca n be dig ni f ied wi t h such an appella t ion--was more or less orig inated by the a n thropologist Boas a n d his s t udents without much factual support , and it wa s give n impetus by the stron g reaction against " racism" f o llowing Hitler's defea t i n the Secon d World War. It is now accep t ed blin dl y by large n umbers �- 2- o f unque st ion i ng pe ople who would be j u s tifiably shocke d if the y kne w the t ruth and its rami f ications . He r e ar e a few o f the b ooks prese nting fac t s wh i ch , i f thoug htfully con sidered , would l e ad t o a c hange i n many o f our gove rnme n t ' s ra c ial p o l ic ies-- unless , of course , our gove rnme nt is mo tivated by something o ther tha n g e nu i ne con cern f or truth a nd f or t he wellbeing o f our ci t i z e n s . J . c. Carot hers . The Africa n rHnd i n Health and Disease . Ca rle ton ~ . Co o n . The r igi n o f Race s . arc ell e Ge b er . " De ve l opp e me n t p s y cho-mo t eur d e l ' e nf a n t a fr icai n , " Couri e r , UNESCO , Paris (Jan ua ry 1956 )·, VI , 17 - 2 9 . Au d re y M. Shuey . The Te s ting o f Ne gr o Int e llige n ce. Na than i el We yl o The Negr o in Ame rican Civ i lization •. An olde r b ook , but o n e wh i ch sti ll has a gre at deal o f val i dity , i s Lothrop St o ddard ' s The Ri si ng Ti d e of c olor . Ma n y pertinent articles will be found i n " The Manki nd Quarterly 11 , 1 Darna way t o , Edinburgh 3 , Scotla nd . Also i n IAAEE Repr i nts , The International As sociation f o r the Advanceme nt o f Ethnology a n d Eugenics , Inc ., P oO. Box 3495 , Grand Ce n tral Station, Ne w York, N. Y. 10017 . ( One repri nt o f partic ul a r i nterest is "Social cience Testimony in the Desegregati o n Cases--A Reply t o Prof e ssor Kenneth Clark, " by Ernest van den Haag .) Publications of the Na tional Putnam Letters Committee , Suite 9 08 , 1730 K St o, NoW., Washingt o n , D.C. are c ertainly worth study . Though The uicide o f the West , by James Burnham, does not concern itsel f primarily with racial matters, it is quite releva n t to the poin t I am trying to make . There are many more materials easily accessible to anyone searchi ng f or them i n a u n iversity or large public library. The me n who, in print, opp ose your views, Mayor Allen , are for the mo st part a t the opposi te extreme f rom ign orant or prejudiced. To assure you that I , for example, am not a babbling and unlettered dunce, I must mention that I have an HA , have taught in universities for eight years, have an I Q in the upper 1% of t he population, and am even considered reasonably goodnatured, kind to animals, and even decent to other peop le . I am not motivated by hate, fear of economic competition by less prosperous segments of the population, nor by superstitious clinging to ancestral myths. And I am getting very tired of being indirectly accused of ignorance · and lumped with the KKK by people who will not take the trouble to reco nsider their own prejudices. �-3- If on ly oa e brave public figure such as yoursel f (a nd your courage '.'. as a mply de monstra t ed duri ng the Atla nt a rio t s ) would study the evidence a nd come out ope n ly on the si de of truth, miracles could be worked in the revitali zat ion of our confused a nd sadde ned countryo I as sume you will not have time to a nswer my letter , a nd p e rh aps you will not even have time to read it , but if it should be possible I would Be delighted to hear from you o I would welcome r e fere nces to readings which you feel support vie wpoints differing from mine. Thank you very much . ��SUITE 227, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING DE KALB PEACHTREE AIRPORT CHAMBLEE, I NC. GEORGIA 30001) TELEPHONE 404•451•!5431 September 30, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen Mayor City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: It was a little surprising yesterday to see the height to which you have assended, that is, to set yourself up as a self-appointed Judge and Jury to try, pass sentence, and condemn 400,000 plus Georgians because of their actions on September 28. First of all, to make the records strai ght, I personally am not a Lester Maddox enthusiast, however, I was surprised and amazed to see you drop to an all time low in your condemnation of certain Georgians. As Mayor of one of the largest cities in the country, I do not feel that you have enhanced the image of Georgia with the statement made to the press with reference to the outcome of Wednesday 's election. Not only that, but it is my opinion that you have mutulated the Democratic party in the state of Georgia bey ond repair. After your releases to the press, I now find myself in a state of confusion wondering who is irresponsible . Surely you are the "Big Man" that many people think . y ou are and will r e tract the statements you made about the stand that some 400,000 Geor gians took on September 28 and somewhere you will look back and see how childish your actions were. To this point, I have had considerable confidence in your ability a s a leader but that confidence has now b e en shaken. What now Mr . May or? ()rsve~ ?:t:L!lres~ley, d Pr e s i dent J LP : r s �Hollywood Maryland September 30 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen Atlanta Ge:orgia. My Dear Mr.Mayor; To a Man,who as a. st,: uipling youth,ahouldered a Springf ielto me that quite a large percentaee of the populati>on of Georgia is II ignorant 11 a fact which I have never noticed in visits to your city and s t a te. Mr. Maddox who started from scratch and by his own efforts developed his successful business could not have been very ignorant. He may have :n had very little formal education. Did you develop and build your own business 1 It seems that I have read that it was inherited. Under your wise " gtlidance Atlanta has become a "Mecca only to Washington, D. c. ; II for negroes second as soon as they get a majority they will kick the moderate white man r~ out and take it over themselves. I believe that the II running fit" �John C. Bell Box 251 , Route 4, Inman, South Carolina 2934,9 which yo~ had on television the other ni ght will make thousands of votes for Maddox in the coming genera l election. I had been hoping that Calloway would win in November but with the rea ction from you, Mc Gill and Martin Luther King whi ch has appeared in the papers, on radio and televison there might be such a back lash that Calloway wi ll be defeated. Anywa~ either of the Canida t es will be better than your beloved Ellis Arnall. Very Truly yours, �I I �Moultrie, Georgia September 30, 1966 Mr . Ivan Allen M yor, City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia ' Dear Mr. Al l en: If the people of Georgia were surprised over the election of Mr . Lester Maddox as candidate for the Democrat Party, then they were shocked over the statements you made i n your speech Thursday when you called those who voted for him a "combination of forces of ignorance, prejudice, reactioni sm, · etc.". If this were true, then there ce rtainly are a lot of "ignorant" and "people of this type" in the State of Georgia, when over four - hundred-thousand of them voted for Mr . Maddox. It would seem to me that if anyij n e has "tarnished the Great Seal of Georgia " you have by the remarks in your speech when you, a person in your position, made public such statements for the whole nation to hear. For your information, many people of all walk~ of life doctors, lawyers, teachers, and ordinary good citizens whom you w uld call "ignorant" - have said they would NOW vote for Mr. Maddox since hearing your slanderous remarks about the people of Georgia, because they resent you calling all the people who voted for him these names. So you have really defeated your purpose, and instead of causing people to turn against Mr . Maddox, you have caused many to turn their support toward him. I think you owe the people of Georgia an apology for your "name calling" outspoken and uncalled for statement. The people of Georgia do not - cannot not - and will not appreciate any such littleness in anyone, regardless of their position and atanding~. Yours z & .~ �P. o. Bo x 2012 MACON, GEORGIA 31203 The Laney Company SINCE 1945 DISTRIBUTOR OF "UNFORGETTABLE" ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES BUSINESS GIFTS AND CALENDARS AREA CooE 912 - PHO N E 745-8840 Oct 1 1966 Mr Ivan Al len City Hall At l an ta 1:a. T)ear Mr ll en : IV:ore can di date s f or pub li c office are elected by such bl as ts as you de live ed befor e a TV came ra a few days ago than by t~eir own efforts . You not on ly bl a st ed Mr Maddox but the voters t hemse l ve s . They rlo not reac t any more fav orably than you or I would to being called " i gn~ant , backwa rd , foolish etc . " vour b l as t ~ot I ' d be wi lling to b€!at l east one quart e r mill.i on vot es fo r ~rr Maddox . Ral ph McGill has apparently become a psychopath i n his hatred of the South . He came South ful l of nislike and false opinions of the peopl e of the South and has gro¼TI st ead ily worse -the reason i s because no one pays him an~ at t ention except the e~ro agit at orshe only hardens the) heart of Southerners to cling to their ideas of preserving ouJ;.--fierublic and our race . They are "Stu pie ,r enough to believe th ~ inte ~ra tion wi J.l des troy our nation quicker that segregation . 1le all rec o i:_;ni ze the Negro as ein~j:;he cancer that wil l bankrupt and make of thi s nation the sorries,one on earthThe have not nations are those tha t are e ithe r e~ro , or have ~egro blood i n their ve ins. The v6ters fo r Mr Maddox are trying to resist the steadily ti~htenin~ noose of ?ederal ~ictato rship on every an~le of our lives even to running small community afi'ai.i rs . 1,1 many resY'ec s the di ctatorship clamped on us by a foo lish fede al government is mor~ brut al t han anyt~ing beh ind the iron curt a in . Keep blasting Jvir Al l an , let Ralph and the rest of his ;'_Yedi tors and columnists" keep up vilifying the Sout h and its traditions and they will e lect Mr Maddox by the bi gge st landslide ever known . This is respec tfully submitted as my opinion and may perhaps be of a teeny bit of value to you. )~cere~~Yo urs, / · ~ . PS The biggest orders I ever got and the best business frmends I have ever had came after complimenting my competitor and praising whate ver they had bowi;ht from him. It just dont pay to knock. �- - - - ----- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -----~·- - - - - -- September 29, 1g66 - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - j us t wi tn e s-s-e d the mos t d 1-s-gr ·a-~-e--fu- , inexcuse able per f ormanc e on tel e vision that I - - - - -- - - - a-v-e- e-v-e-r - s-e-e-n -. - New-A-t-l-a-n-t-a--a-nd- th-e · ho-l-e----w·o-rr·- - - - - - -- - know what type mayor the cit y o f At lanta has, - - - - - - - --.Q-Rm-e-t-h4ng-t-he--f-i-r-e-men-a-1-r-e-a-cl-y- knew~.- - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - -- - - - - - - - -'+-hl-s--e±ee-t-1-0n- p:t>-e-ve-s---tw-0- t-fl-i--Rg-s-:·- - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -J.-.- 3.!l;:i-e-p-e-G-p-1-e- a..P.e- n-O-t -l-8-a-s-eG-w-i-t-h-t-he- -- - - - -- - - way g overnment officials are backing mob rule. 2. Block voting is·· completely ine ff ective ben t be p eople are i nt e ras.ted 1n an~ e..L.ec.t i..on,_ _ _ _____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __....___....._..wu.,__....,.,_--"-""c..,__~......__.,_hLI-.>e,.1. __ p~r~i~v~1~1~e.,_,_._ d ge o f vating_in_.CL-- - -- - - - city election. to votin in I shall certainly b e lo o kin~ forwa ~a c , JJ-;;- --_ r ~ Ruth c. S olomon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - -- -- - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - -- - - -- - -- - -- - - - - - - - - - - - -------- - - - - - -- - - �171 Grady Avenue Athens., Georgia October 1., 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Sir: This letter is in reference to your recent statement concerning the nomination of Lester Maddox as the Democratic candidate .for Governor of the state of Georgia. I agree that Lester Maddox is totally unsuited as a gubernatorial candidate. But it appears to me that your connnents were not of a constructive nature; you tore down., but did nothing to fill the vacuum which you created. While it may be a bitter pill to swallow., the fact is that_one of two men--Lester Maddox or Howard Callaway--willbe the next -governor of Georgia. Your statements seem strangely two-faced., You say that 11 We cannot allow our state's progress to be stopped and reversed by yesterday's mistake"., but say later that you will probably }'go fishing" on election day., These two statements cannot co-exist; if you do indeed 11 go fishing" on election day., the people of this state will surely remember the hypocrisy with which you spoke. I am not registered as a Republican--! have always voted for the best man. Therefore I sincerely urge you to publicly support Bo Callaway for Governor. The failure of a man in high political office to support the candidate which he feels to be the best qualified in a political race solely because this candidate is affiliated with another party., is -p ure cowardice. Do not attempt to deceive yourself that the reople of this state will not feel this way about it. You have renounced Maddox too strongly. When a man' s position and not his principles determines his policies., it is indeed time for new leadership. The hour grows late., Will you allow partisan politics to stop you from helping the state of Georgia defeat Lester Maddoxi }zy' hope is that you will reconsider the position which you have taken., and then publicly support the best qualified candidate--Bo Callaway• �-2- Thank you for your kind attention in this matt er. Sincerel y, ~ f ,/ ~ , -;I- (/~~l) Jerry Se Lorentz �cl I A f EJnous .American once s a i d "A college educ ation never made BRAI NS a nd h e demonstrated t h is cla i m , i t h t he f ollo - ing story : "A o T * Stewart , a bi g demartment - s tore merchant in Nev, York , m de a Sl ,666, 0 0 0 a ye a r; h e die d le aving not one in t h e whole organiza tion capa ble of ca rrying on the busines s o A bank took it over , put a judge a t its h ead and he lo s s & mil l ion a · yea r"o Are you quite sure t hat Mr ., Maddox is inc pable of being a succe s sful governor? He seems to have made a succes of h is own business until Mro John s on comes in and tells h im h ow to run it ~ John J.1/T. i l ton s a id : "'Who overcome s by force ha.s overcoine bllt hal f h is f oe" o e who ascends to mount a in tops shald find, Th e loftiest pe aks a ll wrapped in clouds and SilOW o He ho s ur pas ses or subdues mankind , Shall look do~n on t h e hate of t hose below., Lord Byr ono ANVdWO:> S VX3l. 3H.l �"REMI :'>l I SCEN~ES 11 • There-. sat at my dad's su o:per table on a Sunday Afternoon when I was a lad an old retired Lutheran minister , by the name of Carrol. Doctor Carroll had snent the bulk of his ministeral carreer in the State of Pennsylvania , and was then living with a ffiarried dau6hter here in our midst. He and dad ha1 become quite friendly. The topic of conversation just then haupened to be 'politics'and Doctor Carroll • 11 H &> ,,._, h'1':,. 2, . ~ says accross the table to me, John ~ do you know.-\Benjamin.,\nappened to be elected uresident over 3-rover Cleveland in 1888 11 ? My answer was "No" ~ "Well, · says he, "I will tell you 11 • · "Mr. John Wanamaker, the wealthy Phila. merchant and Sunday School teacher suddenly acquired political asp~rations so he sent for Mr. Mathew Stanley Quay the U.S. Senator and republican .boss of the state and he says to him: "Mr. Q,uay, I have 50 thousand dollars here for Mr. Harrison's campaign and I want you to take and use it where you think it will do the most good". "Now where do you suppose that he put it 1'? My prompt reply was: "He put it in his pocket". "N·o "? says he, "Not all of it". "To snend it in Pennsylvania meant merely throwing it in the sewer:,_that state being already safe and sound. He goesover into Brooklyn and gets a ward• healer to line up 5 thousand repeaters (the woods being full of such cattle in those days) to grow beards. On election day they showed up at the polls first with a full growth: some hours later they showed up with side-burns, then la~er on with only a mustash and finally clean shaven . The State of New fork was . Harrison's by 8000, and John Wanamaker, the Sunday-School teacher became Post Master General~ Thus much on the election of President Harrison so now for some politics of a local flavor. Who in his right mind would ever have dreamed that an obscure pursonage by the name of Thomas s. Martin would ever have defeated one of our Confederate War heroes whose name was Fitzhugh Lee for a sea t in the u. s. Senate? Well, he did, and by Just such tactics as was used in the defe a t of Mr. Clevel and by senator Quay. The only difference being tha t the black man's vote was used instead of that of his be•whiskered~ b:t other ' s. Thia system was rampant in the good old day s bef or ethe pole-tax and r e gistration laws were pl a ce d on our s ta tut e book~ . Poe saw it in 1844 and he so vividly desc r ibed s ame ~ay i ng; "A r e publ i cal go ve rnme nt could neve r become othe r than a ra s ca ll~ one. These l aws were n of -ro r the purpose of de priving t-r/Je Ne gro of his ri ght t o v ote a ny other t ha n that of t he whi t e ma n whose ba llot was fo r sale to the highest bi dder and they c ould be pu r chased by the dump-cart load j ust before sun-down at 50~ per head. I n plane langua ge the s ystem was nothing other than ch eating Now o~r.S~W~..n£ Court comes along and says that where the u. s. government~a'law torthe prevention of cheating in politics is unconstitut1onal'~t Well, if this condition be so, why is it not unconstitutional to prevent cheating in her military College out in Colorado'? And President Johnson tells theworld that he is going to enforce this decisi~n at the point of the bayonet if necessary. John Milton told us that; Who ovey,comes by force has overcomed but half his foe", From earliest youth I had been a great fancier of POE both as a poet and story teller, but all else I could learn was that he was morally a sot and practically died in the gutter. It was not until I got hold of his biography by Mr Harvej Allen that I saw a new light. Poe was a caustic critic of our form of government and his traducers were many. "He who ascends to mountain tops shall find, The loftiest peaks all wrapped in clouds and snow". �POE• on the "AMERICAN RE?'..JBLIC" • They started with the queereet 1deara oonoe1vable1 vlzs that all men are born :f'ree and equal - this in the Ve'f'1 teeth of ~RADAT!ON'B l aws, s o v1sably impressed upon all thlng1, both in the moral and phyeioal un1veNe. Eve'f'1 m•n voted, ss they oslled it~ until At len~th 1t wae d1aeove,-e~ that what 11 everybody's bueineae 1e nobodJ'•• an~ that the ·~e-publc' ( eo the absul"d thing was oalled) was without a ~overnment at all~ It ts reiatet, however, thst the tirat o1roum~tanae whtoh disturbed the aelt-complajoenoJ ot the phtloeo-phei-e who aonetruoted this "Repub11a 0 waa the atartlins discover, that un1veraat 'BUfterage' gave oppel"tun1ty tor fraudulent aohemea, by wh1oh any dea1red number or votea m1gh\ at any time be poled, without the e11ghteet chance of prevention or even detection, by any partJ wh1oh ehould be merely v11• 11anoue enough not to be atrald ot the fraud.. A little retlect1on on th1a d1ecoverJ eurtered to rende~ ev1den\ the oonsequenaee, wh1ob were, that raeoal1tJ auat predominate - 1n a word - that Repub11oan rJ ovemaent could never beonme anything other than a one. While the ph11oeol)hern, however, were eed 1n blush• 1ng at the1r own stup1d1ty 1n not having toreeeen in• evitable ev1le and 1ntent ut,0n naw theories, the matter wa• put to an Abru~t 1esue bf a fellow b• the naae or MOB, who took every thing 1n hie own hAnda and set up a deeJi;il'sm 1n 00111- fll•ae,z th••• ~~i:0:~~:t:1;16:43, 29 December 2017 (EST)=~1:r.:~d:~=:~~-~:~.a~~B~E~J°143.215.248.55A:: a toretgneP, is es1d ta be the most od.1us ot all men who ever enoumbeNtd the earth. Re wsa a giant 1 n -~naolent, rapat1oua, _1 r,bilthy J had the fJnll of B bullock. the,. , ot an hyena and (he cn~7j the bra.in• of a -peacock. He died at la• 41nt ot t.h1a own elfel'gte1, wh1oh exhausted him. · · n "More remarkable at111 1s that Poe waa praoticallJ the ·onl,J Amer1oan writer ot his age who toreeaw • ome ot the inevitable weakness•• inherent 1n the demoorat1o theory and boldly commented CJ/J (!:) 7 > 'Rl1'1Rt.-ibam. "In MELLONTA TAUTA' - a oonveraa t !onau~poaed to take plaoe 1n A. D. ~4A,Poe makes the above obaervat1on on demoorao1 1n the United Ststee•. Harvey Allan, srthur. PS. Are you w1111ng to hazsat"d ·a dime that, with cond1t.1 one as ie 1n th1s Nation ot oura,. today where ~ 1a a festering sore at ever 'bJ 1)881 and votlnf 'en mase' 1s an 1nnovat1on, glaring, and the 'ta11 Juat about begins to wag the iog 1 .1 000 ye&ra w111 elapae ere Poe' e prog• noet1qstion 1e a N&l1ty ? ��
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 15

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  • Text: Nigger lover! �
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 20

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  • Text: Sept emee r 30th, 19,,. Mayor Ivan Allen, City of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga. Dear llr . Mayor: We listened to y ou on Tee Vee excoriate Lester l4addox who is going to • e the next Governor of the State of Georgia. As compared to what Gear ia ha s had for r ecent Governors, lladdax is one of the high est qualified individuals f or this high office in your State. What happen ed in our Country during the ast 20 and 30 years, should •e as o•vious to y ou as i t is to others, and t hat is, the United States of Amer ica i s • ein, controlled and i overne •Ya clique of Educat ed Fools o we ask, what good is the a•ility of a Lea er, i f this Lea er leads you into Slavery and Communismo •etter we have a Leader with no a•ility •ut who wants to lea us in t he riiht irection o Vay We thank God for Wallace, and lladdox, and Reacen, an those few true Americans that we have left with us today, f or what they are try:inc to do for us and our countryo We ,ray each ni ht that we are now in a Nation wide sweep that will . clear the Judas Goats and Quislings out of Office and •rin a Halt to America's ove down the r oad to Ruin - O•livion - Disaster an ultimate communism. We truly hope ll.r. Mayor that all federal overnment }':3.wns such as the likes of you, will •e eliminated from the American scene in the very near future, and let us come to ~rips with the true pro•lems of what is wroIJi with America today9 Maddox has felt the •ite of the Fe eral lash across his •aek, and unlike so many spineless cowaris in America today, this man is doinc something a•out ito He will have every •it of my assistance and my life to help hi.mo An there are millions other like me. So please Mayor step aside out of the way, Defore you iet shovea off another automo•ile top. Sincerely for Am.erioa, re.main, �
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 31

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  • Text: John G. Bell Box 251, Route 4 Inman, South Carolina 29349 October 1, 1966 Hon. Iva n All en, Atlanta, Ga ., Dea r Mayor All en, It was my fortune to see a nd hear your most disgusting and uncall ed f or diatribe on C BS in which you expressed your opinion in no uncertain t erms about the result of the re cent primary in Georgia. Ther e is no one who is so intoler ant of other peoples opi nion a s a defeat ed "Liber al II who calls himself a " Modera te". I t seem s t>to me that quite a large percentaee of the populati>on of Georgia is II ignorant 11 a fact which I have never noticed in visits to your city and s t a te. Mr. Maddox who started from scratch and by his own efforts developed his successful business could not have been very ignorant. He may have :n had very little formal education. Did you develop and build your own business 1 It seems that I have read that it was inherited. Under your wise " gtlidance Atlanta has become a "Mecca only to Washington, D. c. ; II for negroes second as soon as they get a majority they will kick the moderate white man r~ out and take it over themselves. I believe that the II running fit" �John C. Bell Box 251 , Route 4, Inman, South Carolina 2934,9 which yo~ had on television the other ni ght will make thousands of votes for Maddox in the coming genera l election. I had been hoping that Calloway would win in November but with the rea ction from you, Mc Gill and Martin Luther King whi ch has appeared in the papers, on radio and televison there might be such a back lash that Calloway wi ll be defeated. Anywa~ either of the Canida t es will be better than your beloved Ellis Arnall. Very Truly yours, �
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 33

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  • Text: Moultrie, Georgia September 30, 1966 Mr . Ivan Allen M yor, City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia ' Dear Mr. Al l en: If the people of Georgia were surprised over the election of Mr . Lester Maddox as candidate for the Democrat Party, then they were shocked over the statements you made i n your speech Thursday when you called those who voted for him a "combination of forces of ignorance, prejudice, reactioni sm, · etc.". If this were true, then there ce rtainly are a lot of "ignorant" and "people of this type" in the State of Georgia, when over four - hundred-thousand of them voted for Mr . Maddox. It would seem to me that if anyij n e has "tarnished the Great Seal of Georgia " you have by the remarks in your speech when you, a person in your position, made public such statements for the whole nation to hear. For your information, many people of all walk~ of life doctors, lawyers, teachers, and ordinary good citizens whom you w uld call "ignorant" - have said they would NOW vote for Mr. Maddox since hearing your slanderous remarks about the people of Georgia, because they resent you calling all the people who voted for him these names. So you have really defeated your purpose, and instead of causing people to turn against Mr . Maddox, you have caused many to turn their support toward him. I think you owe the people of Georgia an apology for your "name calling" outspoken and uncalled for statement. The people of Georgia do not - cannot not - and will not appreciate any such littleness in anyone, regardless of their position and atanding~. Yours z & .~ �
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 37

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  • Text: cl I A f EJnous .American once s a i d "A college educ ation never made BRAI NS a nd h e demonstrated t h is cla i m , i t h t he f ollo - ing story : "A o T * Stewart , a bi g demartment - s tore merchant in Nev, York , m de a Sl ,666, 0 0 0 a ye a r; h e die d le aving not one in t h e whole organiza tion capa ble of ca rrying on the busines s o A bank took it over , put a judge a t its h ead and he lo s s & mil l ion a · yea r"o Are you quite sure t hat Mr ., Maddox is inc pable of being a succe s sful governor? He seems to have made a succes of h is own business until Mro John s on comes in and tells h im h ow to run it ~ John J.1/T. i l ton s a id : "'Who overcome s by force ha.s overcoine bllt hal f h is f oe" o e who ascends to mount a in tops shald find, Th e loftiest pe aks a ll wrapped in clouds and SilOW o He ho s ur pas ses or subdues mankind , Shall look do~n on t h e hate of t hose below., Lord Byr ono ANVdWO:> S VX3l. 3H.l �
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 5

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  • Text: WILLIAMS. McGUIRE 973 TENNYSON DRIVE, N . W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Al len 3700 Northside Dr., No Wo Atlanta, Georgia 30305 De ar Si r: I was surprised ~nd appalled at the statements made by you relative to the victory of Lester Maddox in the Dem ocratic Primary. Do you not believe in the Democratic processes ? As much as I would hate to have Les ter Maddox as the Governor of this state, he could be no worse as such than LBJ in his position as President. And the climax of your statement, to the effect that the Seal of this state has been tarnished by the nomination of Maddox, is that instead of doing something about it in November you are going fishing. This sounds like you would not lift a hand to save a drowning brother. If by virtue of your supporting Callaway in the November election unde r these extenuating circumstances you would be ostraciz ed by the Democratic P ty, I s ugg est you find another partyo Ybu rs vny ru l~r, 1/ !/ 1-)/T//T/: 7/ ~ �
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 10

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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 24

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  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 29

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 29
  • Text: PHONE: Libe rty 8-4433 ~fik,nn 143.215.248.55 - ® ~~ ~ OF ATHENS ATHENS, GEORGIA YOUR HOST FROM COAST TO COAST ® �PHONE : Libe rty B-4433 YOUR HOST FROM COAST TO COAST ® �
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 35

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 35
  • Text: - - - - ----- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -----~·- - - - - -- September 29, 1g66 - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - j us t wi tn e s-s-e d the mos t d 1-s-gr ·a-~-e--fu- , inexcuse able per f ormanc e on tel e vision that I - - - - -- - - - a-v-e- e-v-e-r - s-e-e-n -. - New-A-t-l-a-n-t-a--a-nd- th-e · ho-l-e----w·o-rr·- - - - - - -- - know what type mayor the cit y o f At lanta has, - - - - - - - --.Q-Rm-e-t-h4ng-t-he--f-i-r-e-men-a-1-r-e-a-cl-y- knew~.- - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - -- - - - - - - - -'+-hl-s--e±ee-t-1-0n- p:t>-e-ve-s---tw-0- t-fl-i--Rg-s-:·- - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -J.-.- 3.!l;:i-e-p-e-G-p-1-e- a..P.e- n-O-t -l-8-a-s-eG-w-i-t-h-t-he- -- - - - -- - - way g overnment officials are backing mob rule. 2. Block voting is·· completely ine ff ective ben t be p eople are i nt e ras.ted 1n an~ e..L.ec.t i..on,_ _ _ _____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __....___....._..wu.,__....,.,_--"-""c..,__~......__.,_hLI-.>e,.1. __ p~r~i~v~1~1~e.,_,_._ d ge o f vating_in_.CL-- - -- - - - city election. to votin in I shall certainly b e lo o kin~ forwa ~a c , JJ-;;- --_ r ~ Ruth c. S olomon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - -- -- - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - -- - - -- - -- - -- - - - - - - - - - - - -------- - - - - - -- - - �
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 36

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 36
  • Text: 171 Grady Avenue Athens., Georgia October 1., 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Sir: This letter is in reference to your recent statement concerning the nomination of Lester Maddox as the Democratic candidate .for Governor of the state of Georgia. I agree that Lester Maddox is totally unsuited as a gubernatorial candidate. But it appears to me that your connnents were not of a constructive nature; you tore down., but did nothing to fill the vacuum which you created. While it may be a bitter pill to swallow., the fact is that_one of two men--Lester Maddox or Howard Callaway--willbe the next -governor of Georgia. Your statements seem strangely two-faced., You say that 11 We cannot allow our state's progress to be stopped and reversed by yesterday's mistake"., but say later that you will probably }'go fishing" on election day., These two statements cannot co-exist; if you do indeed 11 go fishing" on election day., the people of this state will surely remember the hypocrisy with which you spoke. I am not registered as a Republican--! have always voted for the best man. Therefore I sincerely urge you to publicly support Bo Callaway for Governor. The failure of a man in high political office to support the candidate which he feels to be the best qualified in a political race solely because this candidate is affiliated with another party., is -p ure cowardice. Do not attempt to deceive yourself that the reople of this state will not feel this way about it. You have renounced Maddox too strongly. When a man' s position and not his principles determines his policies., it is indeed time for new leadership. The hour grows late., Will you allow partisan politics to stop you from helping the state of Georgia defeat Lester Maddoxi }zy' hope is that you will reconsider the position which you have taken., and then publicly support the best qualified candidate--Bo Callaway• �-2- Thank you for your kind attention in this matt er. Sincerel y, ~ f ,/ ~ , -;I- (/~~l) Jerry Se Lorentz �
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 1

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 1
  • Text: �F -:------ - ~ . ~ ' . <---<-->7 -~=I~ - ';, ~ ~. ~~ _f / ?! ,<..;,-,~ / ~¢) /k-/40;t:, ~~ 17~~ 6 /7:?Vl/~d/ ~ - - -'"~~ . d ~ µ ~~ w J 1, ~ ~ _ }- L ~~J; · ~~ · ~ ~~ _/2)~ ~~ ~ ~____, . - p~ ~--CiJ ��
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 2

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 2
  • Text: POPE • 313 H. FULLER ARCl--llTECT DECATUR FEDERAL BUILDING / DECATUR, GEORGIA/ TELEPHONE 373-2257 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Allen: Your statement on the nomination of Lester Maddox stands an everlasting monument to bad taste and is an affront to any person with a shred of decency and fair play. This man was elected by no one but the people of Georgia. Congratulations on doing more than perhaps anyone else to put Lester in the White House while maintaining your own position as winner and still champion of sewer level politics, Yours very truly, POPE H. r FULLER, ARCHITECT ~\.J - --- Pope H. Fuller PHF / mgb ~ �
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 6

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 6
  • Text: T. BLAKE JACKSON ATTO RNEY A T LAW 5 23 ·727 4 22 5 STA N DARD F E DERAi- S A V I NGS B UILD I NG ATLANTA, GEORG I A 30303 S,eptember 30 , 1966 Mr . I van Allen , J r . 3700 Northside Drive , N.W. Atla nta, Georgi a 30305 Dear Sir : Perhaps this should b e addressed s i mpl y "Gem Clip Al l en" if a man i s t o be a ccorded t he sobri quet of the pr oduct h e peddles, a l though it is my under standing t hat your fami l y f e els that you coul dn ' t s ell even gem clips . I join thous ands of othe r s in f e eli ng that your per for ma nc e on televi sion last ni ght was about the mos t disgusting , undignif ied, irrespons ible, nauseating , uns t atesmanl i ke and unwarranted a ct that could b e performed by the s upposed mayor of a great ci ty . Although I am not a Maddox supporter but am a ct i vel y supporti ng the Republican candi date for Governor of t h is great State, Mr . Maddox des erves that prefix to his name, and you have l owered yourself sti ll f urther into t he gutter by re f erri ng to him as "Dr umst ick Chi cken Maddox". I believe t hat Mr . Madddlx i s absol utely honorable and that his vocation ts an honorable one, as is your father's . As a matt er of fact, I bel ieve that even Mr. Eugene Patterson will con~ede that he (Mr. Maddox ) served good chi cken .at a reas onabl e price . Can you say that you have done anything as worthwhi l e ? I concur wi th Mr. Maddo x in his tel evi sed s t atement t hat your ut teranc e appear ed t o be that of the Rev . Dr . Mart in Luther Ki ng, so that I wonder whet her you collaborated on your statements . If you, t oo, feel that you are now ashamed to be a Georgian, you, t oo , are i nvited out . I f elt that Mr. Maddox made a tremendous l y more restrained, intelligent and statesmanlike appearance than you, even though your TV technicians attempted, at one point, to make him appear f oolish by technically reducing his statement to gibb erish. Sincerely, ~ T. BLAKE TBJ/ kjo 9: / ~ JJ~ �
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 11

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 11
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  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 17

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 17
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  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 21

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 21
  • Text: Atle.ntt\, Georgia, September 30, 1966 ITllll Allen, Jr., Jlayor (?) 0 City ot Atlant , .Atlanta, Geo1•gia. Dear Sirs: . I am trying my best to write this letter without the use of profanity., Your remark, oonoerning the nmdne.tion or I.A,ster Maddox were highly irregular, tal1e, and UUM\rranted., You implied that everyone -voting for !Ire Maddox did not have the inte lleotual ability to di~ti~gui~h the differenoo between day an~ night. I knw the differenoe my1elf and apparently you don't _.,. for you sure don't know the difference between whit~ and bl-.ok., Your stupid and idiotic remarks probably helped Jlro Maddox reooiTe more Toto than he would. ban reo•i ed. In oloei11g let me offer the pl"ftyer that when you go home tonight to your kennel, I hope your mother bites you. You•w oortainly got eno\lgh 1en1 to figure that out. The next time your colored friends shake you off a car, I hope you fall on your eapty head. N tul"8lly, there will be no name. �
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: December 29, 2017