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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 2

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  • Text: CITY OF .ATLANT.A C ITY HALL ATLANTA, G A. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLE N, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secret ary DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM TO: Dan Sweat FROM: J. H . Robinson SUBJECT: Stat istical Report for May 26, 1969 to August)I , 19 6 9 DATE: S e pte mber 3 , 1969 Dan , you will find enclos e d, a c om plete sta tistical repor t on the City S e rvices Coordinator 1 s Program durin g this p e r i od. You will a l so see a complete b reak-down on each d e p artment as it r e late s to c omplaints re c e iv e d, and complaint s cor r e cte d. T he fig u re as it rel ates to other~ means t h e coo r d ination of service with othe r ag e ncies outside of t h e City Governme nt. W e wer e activ e ly invol ved a n d participate d in 227 n e i ghborhood m e e tings, t h i s wa s mad e possibl e du e to the addition al m an powe r we rec e ived from Urban Corp and H UD . J H R : bt Enclosur e �
  • Tags: Box 4, Box 4 Folder 4, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | 1969
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 5

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  • Text: .. "COMMUNITY RELATIONS CO/-iJv\ lSSION MEMORIAL DRIVE ANNEX BLDG. 121 MEMORIAL DRIVE, S. W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 ~22-4463 July 25, 1969 DR. SAMUEL W. WILLIAMS, CHAIRMAN VICE MAYOR SAM MASSELL, JR., • . EX-OFFICIO . COMMISSION MEMBERS. MR.T. M.ALEXANDER , SR . R . BYRON ATTRIDGE MRS. SARA BAKER MISS HELEN BULLARD MR . R. J. BUTLER MR . f,!: :-:E CH ~ ~A~ TH A~-~ REP. JAMES E . D EA N MR. ROBERT DO BBS REP.C.G . EZZARD . MR. L . L. ~ELLERSTEDT, J~. MR. CHARLES HART DR . ROB E RT E . L.EE · - - · - -·MRS. F. W. PATTERSON RABBI JACOB M . ROTHSCHILD · MR. PAUL SHIELDS MR . L. D . SIMON \ . - • ..MRS. MA RY STEPHENS DR. J. RANDOLPH TAYLOR -REV. J.·A. WILBORN TO: M~yor Allen and the 1?oard of Aldermen · - -irn. FROM: Community Relations Commission SUBJECT: Summary of Complaints from Town Hall Meetings and Recommendations of the Commission · The key role of the Community Relations Commission (CRC} in the Mayor I s Sumni.e r Program has been in holding Town I MR. WILLIAM McGEE, E X-O FFICIO Hall me e tings in the disadvc.nt age d ares of the City. The ATLANTA YOUTH CONGRESS ! Commission initi;:i.lly g oes in to h ea r the compla ints of MR. NAT WELCH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR citizens and returns some t hir ty clays later and r e ports on actions taken by City Hall and other agencies. In many cases, CRC has been able to report corrective action taken -·oy City Depa rtments a nd other agencies {note Suppleme nt · ..!½". for _responses this week to complaints at Perry H01nes). Town Hall meetings have b ee n held since March in the following communiti~ s : Blair Village, Grant Park, Mechanicsville, Perry Homes, University Homes and EdgewoodKirkwood. ·- -- -· o _ . (;; This report tabulates the frequency of complaints registered _·_in the initial me e tings. The frequency of compla ints is not in itself conclusive evidenc e of the gravity of problems faced ·- ·by ·Atlan ta. 0 The purpose of this memorandum is to m ake recommenda tions on proble ms the Com.mi ssion h as been unab l e to r eso lve . ~<:?~ · ~~t~\:}J ~ \\ . .,, "'< ,\..~ ~ ~:;;.\/3 '\_,\ ·. '.V · ··1 ,~,·::-..., -~, ~ ·., ~ l\~ '\ i),J ' • ~'l \\,;~ t~ ~ ~~r>\\ ~\v.>~'\. ~~i~y\M ~\ b/ 11 (",,.., _ . tf:;"'$>- \<:)~ ~f·!..~s Far and away the most frequent complaint received was th e need for more and b e tter recreational facilities. T v,renty -six -complaints were received on this s ubj ect comp ared wit h • 111,... eac h o n po 1·ic e an d gar b age service. · T wenty- f our e1g complaints on re cr eation dea lt with the need for m o re s wim n1ing pools, more play lots for tots, and pr ogr ams for t ecnagers. Two complaints had t o do with lack of services by - t- o ~v\~ .-. �I?age 2 Summc1;,ry of Complaints Community Chest agencies in the disadvantaged areas. The Commission would like to recommend four areas for improving this situation: 1. The Parks Department capital improvern.ent budget of approximately $35 0, 000 is grossly inadequate. This . - sum can easily be expended to build one new park; but this $350,000 has to be spread over 65 parks. For example, a modern swimming pool costs approxim ~\ely ·· - · : --- ----- ·· · - --$220,-000; -·The City of Atlanta needs to give serious consideration to a multi-million dollar bond issue for . .. -. improvement and expansion of its Parks system. It should b~ pointed out that the Parks Department is operating 80 play lots of which 40 are staffed. These are constructed and maintained principally from Federal Poverty Funds. If these funds ar.e reduced, this would throw an immediate and substantial burden on this City. r - ·--i.---Emphasis ·should be _Placed on expanding and improving _ play lots for tots and neighborhood parks in such com ···-- _________·__ __!!1:u_njttes_ cts _J\1echanicsville, Surn.merhill, Fulton Village, Blue Heaven, Bowen Hom e s, Perry Homes and Grant _ __:· ____park: are_a . Parks need to be in walking distance of these citizens where possible; ghetto families have very poor transportation. Imp r oved transportation in disadvantaged areas will help broaden recreational opportunities. 3. Better utilization must be made of school playgrounds -- --~ -=-a nd facilities. ··· This re·quire s more co ope ration between ·. the Atlanta School Board and the Parks D epartment . .. _ ... With the costs of construction and real estate spiraling, . Atlanta has to make better use of school facilities for i-ecreaHon. 4. Th~ need is pressing for improved recreation in public · ··housing. The Atlanta Housing Authority c an build recre·-ational, buildings. The City should urge action here by · the Authority. The Board of Aldennen has offered to pay 50% of the costs of operating recr eat ional programs in public housing if the A uthority would do like wise. Under Federal law, AHA can not do so. Therefo re, the City must accept its responsibility here in as much as it has as surned responsibility in providing other services in public housing. 0 0 A major burden for improving recr eation in the City rests w ith the Pa rk s Department. Churche s have be e n remiss in developing re creational programs �Page 3 Summ~ry of Complaints - - and using their facilities for their neightborhoods. Community Chest agencies need to step up their programs in disadvantaged areas and to guard against serving just the middle class. The Atlanta Children 1 s and Youth Services Council has done an outstanding job in coordinating and promoting volunteer services and warrants continous support. Complaints abo.ut the Atlanta Police Department were eight in number ••.••.• seven dealing with the need for greater protection and quicker, response and - ----one -about segregation ·in the department. Four suggestions were made by citizens for improving police services: I. M·.:>re foot·.patrolmen in areas of high crime. 2. Quicker switchboard answering at headquarters. 3. . Complete desegration of the Police Department. -4. Improved street lighting in areas of high crime. This has sharply reduced crime in some American cities. ll Atlanta is to cope with its nsmg crime rate, citize ns must share this responsibility with the Police Department. The Atlanta Police Department must be given a d_eguatc funds for operations, salaries, .training and res ear ch. Atlanta citizens have a strong responsibility t o report crimes and to serve as witnesses where needed. __ ______ G~:r:}Jage s e rvice also ranked second in _number of complaints. The Commission received six complaints on the quality and frequency of garbage collection and - - __:_-two complaints on garbage being strewn over premises. The Commission held a special meeting in June with the Director of the Public Works Department and the Director of the Sanita ry S ervic e to inform the m of these facts and to make recommenda tions. The Public Works Committee of th e Board of Aldermen . ·. needs to take furth er steps to mechanize garbage collection and to increase the pay-of ·sanitary wo1.·ker s -and ·to elevate· the - dignity- of·th·e · job. - Citi zens need to. show more appreciation for the men who p erfo rm this important public service. -A serious complaint h eard a t Town Hall meetings during the spring d ealt with . the f ailure of the City to remove junk c ars . The responsibility for removing junk ca.rs on private prope1·ty rests with the Sanitary D epartment and on streets with the Police D epartnient. In the last few weeks both d epartments have moved forward with aggressive pr9grams for coping with this nagging problem. Other complaints receive d by the Commis si on are list e d below in the frequency in which rec e ived: 7 complaints ..•· ..• on sewers and dr a, inage - -5 on flood e d streets and 2 on di r.ty sewers and smelly creeks. 5 compla ints •••••• lack of jobs for youth. �~ . . Page 4 Summary of Co1nplaints 5 complaints •• _. ... Comprehensive Health- -3 on services offered and 2 alleging discriminatory hiring practices. 5 complaints .•••• ~ Model Cities - -lack of knowledge of program, inadequate community representation, objections to ho1n~ purchase and repair programs, and community contractors not getting a chance to _bid. -· ·· __ _:__4 · complaints •••••• repair of and the need for better street lighting. 4 complaints •••••• need for new streets and the paving of existing streets. 3 complaints •••••• rats. 3 complaints .•.•.. City of Atlanta- -2 on the lack of coordination of City Departments and 1 on the lack of responsiveness _ to cou-1plaints of citizens. 3 complaints .....• Atlanta Housing Authority- -2 on the condition of housing and 1 on· high rents. 2 complaints.~ o ••• stra:,r dogs c: 2 complaints .•...• Urban Renewal--thc desire of citizens for information, and representation on urban renewal committees. 2 _complaints •.•.•• Economic Opportunity Atlanta The Co~~unity Relations Commission itself was not above criticism. One . complaint was registered on the lack of youth representation on the Commission and another on the inability of the Commission to respont to complaints. / / .· 0 •. �p • • 0 SUPPLEMENT i 11 A 11 I f The follow-up meeting in the Northwest Perry Homes area was held on July 22~ fThe CRC was able to report the following positive actions on complaints registered by the citizens: 1. Transportation--the CRC met with Mr. William Maynard, President of the Atlanta Transit Company, to encourage the extension of the Perry Boulevard Bus to Holiywood Road. This would enable the residents of Perry Homes to have bus transportation to the K-Mart and several large grocery stores in the Ba1:ld1ead Highway area_. The Atlanta Transit Company agreed to make this extension on a three month trial basis. New bus schedules were handed out to residents of Perry Homes at the CRC meeting~ - -z.--- Recreation: a, Through the efforts of the Atlanta Youth Council, the Butler Street Ylv1CA and Community Che st a recreation program for teenagers at Northwest Perry Homes has been · developed. / /' This program will provide recreation four . 0 nights a week during the remainder b. of the summer. Mr, Persells reported that the Atlanta Housing Authority will begin surveying for the construction o_f a ne w r e cre ation building w ithin the ne x t few w eeks . . .. 0 . �... Page 2 Supplement "A" 3. -- -- Consmner Services: a. CRC reported that Mr. Alterman, of Big Apple Food .Stores, has agreed to build a new supermarket in the area ·provi_ding a minimum of three suitable acres can be found. ______ ____M:1-°: .. Welch sur_veye~ the area with a large shopping ·center developer who promised a best effort to develop a shopping - Center ·fo-r the Perry Homes Area. b. Mr. Lindskoog met with Mr. Yates, of Yates & Milton _D rug Stores, to request that a pharmacist be placed in their . . --------·Drug Store in Perry· Homes. Mr. Lindskoog plans tc work further on this is sue -4. Atlanta Housing Authority: a. In response to the residents request, new railings will be plac e d on unprotected stairways. _ - -- - ·b. -- Mr. Persells reported that operations are now under way to eliminate the m aggots that have become a serious problem ·_ in one. section of the housing project. _· · s. · Proctor Creek--citizens were pleased with the report that .• the Cit_y is p·resen~ly doing extensive work to e liminate the / . / odor of Pr octo r Creek. 0 . .. �Community Relations Commission Pe.i:cent of Total 87 26 8 8 7 Total Complaints Parks Police Sanitation Sewers, etc. Employment Health Model Cities 5 5 5 30% 9% 9% 8% 6% 6% 6% Cities Services Percent of Total (July) ~:< Total Complaints Parks Police Sanitation Sewers, etc. Employment Health Model Cities 708 32 133 267 59 5% 19% 38% 8% No Figures Available 19 No Figures Available Other Prominent Complaints Housing Code Traffic Engineering 36 40 3% �
  • Tags: Box 4, Box 4 Folder 4, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | 1969
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 9

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  • Text: 202/223-1212 DAVID A PTER & ASSOCIATES 1145 19th Street, N .W . Washington, D.C. 20036 13 January ;l969 Ivan Allen. Jr., Mayor City of Atl anta City Hall Atlanta~ Georgia D 30303 ar Ivan: I was delighted tog t your re ponse to our proposal addressed to white racial attitudes . llefore reporting again to the Ford Foundation, I'm waiting to hear from a couple of loc 1 coalitions, after which I expect to be .able to ke my recommendations for pilot cities. If all goes well, I should have something more specific to revi w with Nat Welch e rly next month. Like 11 your admirers, I was disappointed, though h rdly surprised, by your decision to rotir. ~lixabeth a.nd I were pl as d to se the Washington Post's comment. Thanks to her own bedside clipping servic, here's anoth r copy of the ditorial for your scrapbook. B st regards, GCalvin Kytle CK/ fvg cc: Mr. Dan Swat Mr. Nat Welch Mr. Jorry Horton Encl/ t sh Post clip (1/11/6 ) Dal'id Apter, President / C ali-in Kytle, E'xecutive Vice President/Theodore 0. Cron, Vice President �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 19

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  • Text: 'ro: . ., Johnny H. Robinson FROM: //J.zi/4; SUBJECT Jo.ii .l 1/ ·11)~ //}(~/ > 191.: 9 COMPLAINTS Received Atlant a Housing Authority Sanitation Police Parks Housing Code Divisfon Traffic Engineering Construction Planning Fulton County Health Department _._ OTHER Corrected l Cl l.:S /,5 I I 2 I /] ___________ --t --======== 41 TOTAL }4- lvfEETIN GS Number E .O.A. Staff CNAC A r e a B lock CRC M ISC . i 2 7 TOTAL COMM E N TS - O B S ERV AT IO N S ,, - ., -- �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 26

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  • Text: From : Community Re lations C omm i ss i on / . - -· 12 1 Me m or i a l D r ive , SW --...___ Atlanta , G eo r gia 3030 3 Fo r R e l ease , Thursda y, S e ptember 25, ll:00 A. M. BEN HILL LEADERS DEPLORE VANDALISM / A grou~. ·of Ben Hill church, school, business arid community leaders released a statement today e x pressing their II shock and si{ame" at an act of vandalis1n d·irected against a Negro family recently who moved on an all white street in this southwest · Atlanta community • . The McMicha e l family purchased a home on Kimberly Road and moved into it in lite August . Vandal~ hit once breaking windows and hit again some three days later. The McMichael 1 s elected to move and their money was refunded by the real estate agent who sold the property. The statement by the group of Ben Hill leaders continl.!ed: · 11 We know the spirit. · of thi~ community. We believe that the good people ·of Ben Hill and surroim.ding c01nmunities want their moral support placed behir~d the movement for fairness in housing and equality in education. We encourage that every effort be made by the Atlanta Police Department to apprehend the offender so that justice will prevail and respect for the law be strengthened in event that a similar situation should face us again. We believe that man, his person: and his personality, is sacred and that property rights 1nust be respected and tl:at unless we can come· to this point of view, none of us are safe. 11 from that community. This statement represented _the first collective effort of censure The group met at the Ben Hill Methodist Church with the / 0 Atlanta Community Relations Commission acti?g as the convener . . Among those participating in the meeting were: Rev. L. Clyde Allen, Bill 0 Atchison, Ernest R. Bennett, Rev. W. C. Bowen, Kenneth R. Drane, Milton S. Earnest, John G e r en, Re v . William G e ren, Mrs. Thelma Heath, Ja1nes R, Lemon, Walker McKnight, Charles L. Moates, Dr, Harmon D. Moore, H. Jack Smith , Charles Stin? _o n, Jr., Ra_y Terry, Jr. ·, Cecil M. Thornton, Lyndon Wade, Thomas G .. Ward, Nat Welch, R~v. Paul F. Wohlgemuthand Cy Young. O? �
  • Tags: Box 4, Box 4 Folder 4, Folder topic: Community Relations Commission | 1969
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 27

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  • Text: For Release: Thursday PM, January 2, 1968 From: Community Relations Commission 1203 City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 BENNY T. SMITH NAMED FIELD REPRESENTATIVE FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION Benny T. Smith, widely known community leader, has been named field representative for the Atlanta Community Relations Commission and will assume his new duties immediately. It was announced today by Nat Welch, executive director for the Commis siono As field representative, Smith will head up CRC's .expanded Town Hall Meeting Program for 1969 and will act as a communications link between the Neighborhoods and the Commission. "We have expanded the scope of this position and are delighted to have secured the services of such an able and experienced leader as Benny T. Smith," stated Welch. Smith was raised in Vine City and educ a t ed at Booker T. Washington High School, Morris Brown Coll ege and the Blayton School of Accounting. · With funds h e won on the national TV show, "Strike It Rich, 11 in the mid fifties, S~ith op ened and operated a dry cleaning firm in Vine City . He �Page 2 Press Release January 2, 1968 Benny T. Smith later was the proprietoi· of a neighborhood grocery store in the Poole Creek Community. Smith was subsequently employed by the U.S. Postal Data Center and the Georgia Department of Labor where he played a key role in the J obmobile Program in cooperation with the National Alliance of Businessmen. Smith was a prime mover in the organization of the Community R e lations Commission some two and a half years ago. He helped organize the Price and the the Pittsburgh EOA centers and the Model Cities Program. He is a former vice president of the All Citizens R e gistration Committee, former president of the Metropolitan Atlanta Grassroots Council, president of the Southeast Community Council, board member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Summit Leadership Cong~e ss , and form e r vice pr esid ent of the Fourth Ward Improvement Council. He served as chairman of the transportation committee for the Poor People's Campaign to Washington. CRC I s new fie ld represent ative has r ece ived awards for community servi ce and leadership from the Peoplestown Civic League, the Atlanta brancb of the NAACP, the Exc e l sior Knight Civic and Socia l Club, the Southeast Community Council and the V e t e rans I Administration Hospital. Mr. Smith is a member of the Wheat Stre e t Baptist Church and Princ e H a ll M as ons . He resid es a t 2 09 Arc h crest D r ive . �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 30

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  • Text: FORM 700-7 ~67-4 0 M ' ·~/ Trust Company of Georgia POST OFFICE DRAWER 4418 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 February 6, 1969 . ' Mr . Nat Welch Executive Direc t or Community Re l ations Coumis s i on 1203 City Hall Atlanta , Georgia 30303 Dear Mr . Welch : Trust Company of Georgia will be de l ighted to take part in the February 20 "Workshop on Black Business Opportunities , " sponsored by the Community Relations Commission. Attached is the form which names C. Linden Longino , Second Vi ce President, as our representative. Mr . Longino will participate i n the Banker Round Table and ill be awaiting your instruc tions as to when the roup com.prising the Round Table will meet . You also asked if we would provide a table during t h session running from 2: 30 to 5:00 p. m. and Mr . Longi no will also be in ch rge of our arrangem nts in providing such an inform tion booth . He may use one or more of our people to ssist him. Attach d lso is our check payable to the Commission for $30~00 for registration . will be a good one , assw.ning I believe th t the progr you obt in the participation de ired by those who re rea lly intere ted in going into busines for themselves . The progr has been well thought-out, and I see nothing in it that would be contr ry to our own vi w of how to att ck the problem . It was a pl sur to it in for Mr. Stern, and he of cour eh s been apprised of what went on nd supports fully our p rticip tion, as outlined bove . Att c nts Copy to Mr. Presiden t - Banking Iv n Allen, Jr. �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 32

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  • Text: Pure Oil Division O -- E lJninn O i l r.nm!')8 ny of l.8l ifo rni ci Chattaho ochee Station, P.O. Box 17027 Atlanta, Georg ia 30321 Telephone (404) 799-141 4 !1n1Ttlo~r~ l! LHJU . ~tJU February 5, 1969 Mr. Nat Welch Executive Director Connnunity Relations Commission 1203 City Hall Atlanta, Ge~rgia Dear Mr. Welch: We would like to congratulate the Community Relations Connnission on its forthcoming "Work Shop on Black Job Opportunities" to be held February 20, 1969, at Atlanta University. The Atlanta Division, Union Oil Company of California, will be an active participant in this Work Shop. We know from experience what able businessmen some Negroe s can be . One of our very best dealers in Georgia is a Negro. Your goal of involving more minority people as owner/managers of business is a positive one. The Atlanta Division, Union Oil Company of California , extends its str ong cooperation. Cordia lly, ATLANTA DIVISION UNION OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA '/f:(J? oil~ K. P. Dutton Manager , Divisional Sa les KPD:eg �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 33

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  • Text: AMERICAN DA!RY QUEEN CORPORATION Southeastern Division/ 751 DeKalb Industrial Way, P.O. Box 1037, Decatur, Georgia 30033 / Telephone (404) 634-5151 • I Febru?-_ry 5, 1969 Mr. Nat Welch Community Relations Commiss ion 120 3 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Welch: Thank you for your invitation to attend your Workshop on Black Business Opportunities to be held on February 20 at the Atlanta University School of Business. We expect to have our Franchise Sales Director, Mr. Leo Wells, in attendance. We in D a iry Queen feel that this is certainly a progr es sive program that you are sponsoring, and we are looking forward to finding capa ble store owners through this meeting. It is indeed a pleasure to know that our city is concerned with the growth and development of all its citizens and its businesses. Look forwar d to working with you and your group. Sincerely yours, QL~ R. E. (Red} Roberts Op erations M anager r _@ , C!:j~~h
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 39

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  • Text: January 10, 1969 BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE . COMMUNITY .RELA TIONs· COMMISSION Ex Officio from the Commission D:::. Sam Williams (Chairman of CRC) Pastor, F r iends hip B aptist Church Robert Botts, Manager of PersOILTJ.el & Pul;)lic Relation s W estern _Electric Company T.M. _Alex ander,. Sr. Real Estate & Insurance Eugene Boyd, Vice President 'I'he Coca Cola Company, Inc. L . L . Gelle rstecit, Jr., President Bee r s Con struction C o-rnpany Al Brax ton , ·Partner in charge of Small Busine·s s Division Arthur Anderson&: Company M. O. Ryan : General Manager -Marriott M otor· Hotel Char l es Ada m s S e nior Vice President The Coca - Cola Company , Inc. M iles A lexander Kilpa t rick, Cody, Rog e rs , McCla tche y & _R egenst e in (A ttor ney s ) T . M . ·Alexand e r, Jr. C ourt s &: Company Harve y A nd e rs on, C oordinator · Car ee r Coun se li n g & Pla c e m e nt C e n ter A tlanta University C e nter Ben Bar n es ~ Senior Vic e Pre sid ent F i rst Na t i onal Bank J . B. Behl, Vi c e P r eside nt Ec on om y A uto Divisi on Oklahoma T ire & Su p p ly Com pa ny Russell A. Blanchard, Jr. , Vice Presid e nt ·Peoples - American Bank E. William Bohn, Director of Per sonne l Cox B roadcasting Corporation Arthur E. Bronner, Vic e President Bronner Bros. Wholesale & Re tail Beauty Supply Company E. R. B r ooks, Vic e Pr eside n t Industrial Relations · Scripto, Inc. Paul E. X . Brown A tlant a Coca-Cola B ottlin g Compa n y T. T. Brown, Zone Manager Chevrolet Division Gene r a l Motor s Corporation J ame s W. Couch, Owner D e l uxe C leaners Paul A . Clifford, Pe rsonn e l Direc t o::: · A lte r man F oods , I nc. P. D. D a vis, Jr., Di re cto r A tlanta School o f B u s ine ss, I nc. C u r tis Dri s k e ll Atla n t a Cha mbe r of Com merc e J ames E. G reen, J r ., Vice Preside n t C iti zens &: Sout h ern N ati onal Bank �-2- James ~- Green, Jr. , Vice President Citizens & Southern National Bank Claude H. Grizzard, Jr., President Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce S. C. Gordon Gordon's Body Shop Alan Gould, p...-e sident A. R. Abrams Fixtures Leon Hames, Vice President-Personnel Life Insurance Company of Georgia Geneva Haugabrooks, Owner Haugabrooks Funeral Home J: . M. Moore, Jr. Ford Division District Sales Manager Ford Motor Company Richard G. Murphy General Manager for Retail Stores, Atlanta Sears Roebuck & Company Leslie R. Nicholas General Personnel Manager Georgia Operations Southern Bell T & T Company Frank O 'Neal Project Outreach James Paschal Paschal Motor Hotel Dr. Vivian Henderson, President Clark College Ira Jackson, Owner Jackson's Service Station John Perry Latimer, Regional Director Small Business Administration Arthur P . Laws Pinkerton and Laws Bob Lewis, Vice President Cannolene Company C. Linden Longino, Jr . Second Vice President Trust Company of Georgia E r skine Love , Jr., Pres i dent Printpack, Inc. R. L . McLeod, Vice Preside nt Ja c k son-Atlantic , Inc . H. L. Megar, Vice P r eside n t Fulton National Bank Clarence Mitchell, Owner Dot's B .a rbecue Henry L. Reid National Alliance of Businessmen Herman Russell H. J. Russell & Company Charles Sandusky, Regional Manager Chrysler - Plymouth Division Chrysler Corporation H. M. Skelton Assistant City Sales Manager Standard Oil Company Richard Sterne, Senior Vice President National Bank of Georgia R . 0. Sutton, Vice President Citizens Trust Company R . H. Sweeney, Vice President for Industrial Relations Colonial Stores, Inc . W . R . Tolimson Sal es Su perviso r Gulf Oil Compa n y , U SA �-3Lyndon Wade Urban League of Atlanta Lottie Watkins Lottie H. Watkins Enterprises John Weitnauer, Vice President-Personnel Rich's Department Store P. H . Werner Director of Public Relations, Southeast F. W. Woolworth and Company James A. York Assistant Vice President Employee Services Delta Airlines Dean Harding Young School of Business Atlanta University �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 41

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  • Text: DRAFT Dear Through out the Nation there is a strong trend toward getting more Negroes involved in business as owner-managers. Relatively speaking Atlanta has always been a good business city for the Negro. We hope to make it a better one. The Community Relations Commission is sponsoring a "Workshop on Black Business Opportunities at the School of Business of Atlanta University on February 20. Also lending support are the Atlanta Business League, the Urban League, the National Alliance of Businessmen, the Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, and the NAACP. You and the chief executive office :i:sof other Atlanta banks are invited to meet with me in my office on Friday, February 7 at --- how the Atlanta banking ·fraternity can support this effort. I will be grateful for your participation. Sincerely, We will discuss �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 45

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  • Text: January 16 , 1969 MEMORANDUM TO FROM Nat Welch, Community Relations Commission Ivan Alle-n , Jr . Attached i a copy of the lett r I have written to the five bank president$ requesting them to me 1.1ith the idea of diacu ing th ir bility tom ke fin ncial loans to N gro busines men. Prior to this meeting. l would like to have a memorandum from you s to how you think they m y as i t, a summary of what ha already been done iri thi area; nd an outline of the meetin you pl n to have on February 20th. 1 would hope you would be a F b:ruary 6th. 011 Attachment ilable to it in on the- m eting �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 46

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  • Text: • I February 13 , 1969 Mr. Hobart Franks Vice President and Director of Sales Atlanta Newspapers , Inc. 10 Forsyth Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dear Hobie: Again I want to thank you for such a. wonderful compliment after the Pillsbury luncheon. Sometime luck is with u . We had been trying iDr we ks to get in touch with th Br nch Manage,: of Bu,:ger King in connection with the Workshop on Bl ck Bu iness Opportuniti eheduled for February 20th. A a re ult of our luncheon conversation, Jim McLamore (and hi br nch m nager} came to City Hall on Wednesday nd sp nt well ov r n hour with Nat Welch of the Community Rel tions Commiesion, going over pl ne for the work hop nd specific of how Burg r King could mov head of other franchi e companie . I think it will be most rew rding. I am enclosing a copy of the Work hop program for your information. I m ur th papers will cover it, but if you - re int rest d in ttending it, I will tf th t you will have apeci l invi tion. Mo t sine rely, Mr • Ann M. Moa �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 49

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  • Text: , /Jc ti HUGHES SPALOING WILLIAM K . MEAOOW HUGHES SPALDING, JR. CHARLES H . KIRBO POPE B. M~INTIRE KENNETH L , HEWITT HARRY C , HOWARD R , BYRON ATTRIDGE ROBERT W . HURST ROBT. B . TROUTMAN CHARLES L . GOWEN .JAMES M. SIBLE Y JOHN IZARO KIRK M. M~ALPIN HENRY HALL WARE III RICHARD A . DENNY, JR. WILLIAM H , IZLAR,JR. BRADLEY HALE ROBERT L, STEED OANIEL J, O ' CONNOR , JR. ANTHA MULKEY CHARLES M. KIOO EDWARD .J. HAWIE DAVID L. COKER JOHN o . HOPKINS A. F"ELTON .JENKINS, JR. R . WILLIAM ICE Ill HUGH PETERSON , JR . JOHN A . WALLACE .JOHN C. STATON, JR. F"URMAN SMITH, .JR . G . LEMUEL HEWES JACK H . WATSON. JR . HORACE H . SIBLEY CHARLES M , SHAF"F'ER , .JR . G E ORG E GRAHAM TRASK W . DON A LD KNIGHT, JR. J A MES A. BRANCH Ill Elc
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 51

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  • Text: April 2 , 1969 Mr. William H . Boone, Jr . 3775 Gordon Road, Apt D -5 A tlanta , Georgia 30331 Dear Mr. Boone : "in reply to your questionnaire regarding the Community Relations Commission, I hope the fo1lowing information _will as~ist in your studies at Atlanta University: 1. What factors cau ed the city to create the CRC. . . . ? This was a decision made by the Board of Aldermen to provide a coordinatlng agency to work with various community problems. 2. What do you view as the job of the CRC. . . . . ? Attached is a. copy of the Ordinance e tablishing the Commi sion which outlines the duties and responsibilities. 3. Was th CRC ere ted primarily to work in black neighborhood . • ? It w ere t d prim rily to work in solving the pc,1tblem Atlanta' di adv ntag d citizen , both white and black. 4. of How can the CRC be t serve the people of Atlanta? By fulfilling it re pon ibilitie a outlined in the Ordinance, and by providing Atlan citizen with factual inform tion concerning r ci l is ue nd working to eliminat some of the xisting misconc ptions and myths. 5. Should it take an active role in changing raci l ttera . . . ? The CBC ta one of many organization working to d t on the basi · f race, ere d, color or tion 1 origin. betto �Mr . William H . Boone, Jr . 13. How do you feel the CRC is being accepted in the affluent white community? There seems to be an increasing interest and support of the CRC from the filffluent white community. Many people throughout Atlanta are finding the Commission to be a valuable agent in bringing about social change and equal opportunity for all citizens through peaceful and responsible means. Hopefully; this increasi ng interest will lead to the involvment of more Atlanta citizens in the efforts of the CRC. 14. What were your feelings toward Mrs . Paschall as director of the CRC? Based on the unanimous recommendation of the Commission member•, I appointed Mrs . P sch · 11 as its director, as I felt the Commission deserved my full support. Sinc e r e ly, I van All e n, Jr . �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 52

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  • Text: 37'75 Gordon Rd. Apt. D-5 Atlanta~ Georgia 30331 February 19, 1969 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor of Atl anta City Hall Atlanta~ Geor gia 30303 Sir : At present I am a graduate student attending Atlanta Univer sity. I run als o, engaged in a research project concerning the Atlanta Community Rel ations Commission. I understand a personal interview~with you, would not be poss ible, therefore I am submitting the enclosed questions. for your views in regards to the Community Rel ations Commission. Your views on the Commission would be of great aid to my study. I would appreciate your answering the questions at your earliest convenience . Thank you for your help in this matter. Yours truly~ encl . 1 William H. Boones Jr. �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 53

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  • Text: QUESTIONS FOR THE HONORABLE IVAN ALLEN,JR. MAYOR OF ATLANTA CONCERNING THE ATLANTA COMMUNI TY RELATIONS COMMISSION rJ.hat factors caused the city to create the CRC? How much influence did the riots in other cities or the 1964 Civil Rights Act have in convincing the city to establish the CRC ? 2 o What do you vi.ew as the job o.f the CRC' ? Is it just a sounding board ? 3. Was the CRC created pr imarily to work in the bl ack neighborhoods of the city ? 4 . How, in your view, can the CRC best serve the people of Atlanta? 5. Should the CRG take an active role i n changing the racial patterns of the city? 60 Do you believe the CRC can be the prime agent in getting the school board to, fully integrate the .Atl anta public schools? 7. Can the CRC do anything to speed integration of .Atlanta 1 s neighborhoods-which would relieve the back pressure of housing in black areas? 8 • .At present the CRG has no powers outside of hol ding hearings an d investigat ion should the CRC be given additional powers? 9. Atlanta is very heterogeneous in its makup . How do you make the CRC members hip reflect, as near as possible,, the diver se segments of the city? 10. What do you consider when you select a CRG member --what is your criteria beyond t he ordinance's adult resident clause? ll . In the .past t he CRC had t o s t r uggl e to get an increase in i t s bidget, in 1966 , only '30,000,, in 1967 35,ooo,. however this year the Finance Comrn:li.ttee gave t he CRC a sizable increase in its budget without dissenting voices--why? f~ 0 As late as 1961 i't has been reported that you did not favor an official human rel ations council( excl uding t he coordinating co:rnn,it tee you created which had no of f icial status ) why did you change your view in 1966? 13 . How do you feel the CRC' is being accept ed i n the affluent whi t e community ? G \fuat were your fee l ings toward Mrs. Paschal as director of the CRC 1 / �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 57

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  • Text: .' D Wants you to call 0 Is here to see you D D Returned your call D Came by to see you _te:-=--=--=-==-= °fj=t'--T.m-e- jj-~3_u_a.m_. /p._m. FORM 25 •5 �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 61

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  • Text: ,,,,. OMM UNXTY RE L ATJION S COMMJISSXON ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR AND THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN, NOVEMBER, 1900 1£03 CITY 1IALL, ATLANTA GEORGIA 30303 TELEPHONE 5tt-UD3 EXT. H3 DR. SAMUEL W. WILLIAMS, 01airma11 THE HONORABLE SAM MASSELL, JR., ex-Officio President, Board of Aldermen COMMISSION MEMBERS MR. T. M. ALEXANDER, SR. MR. R. BYRON ATTRIDGE MRS. SARA BAKER MISS HELEN BULLARD MR. R. J. BUTLER REP. JAMES E. DEAN MR. ROBERT DOBBS REP.' C. G. EZZARD MR. L. L. GELLERSTEDT, JR. MR. CHARLES HART DR. ROBERT E. LEE MRS. F. W.PATTERSON RABBI JACOB M. ROTHSCHILD MR. M. O. RYAN MR. JACK SELLS MR. PAUL SHIELDS MR. L. D. SIMON MRS. MARY STEPHENS DR. J. RANDOLPH TAYLOR MR. NAT WELCH Executive Director TO: The Mayor, Aldermen and the Press FROM: Nat Welch SUBJECT: DATE: fi/4{/ Town Hall Meeting Date Changed May 6, 1969 Due to a conflict, CRC I s Town Hall Meeting at the Pryor Street Elementary School is being re-scheduled from May 13 to Thursda y night, May 15 at 8: 00 p. m. - You and the public are warmly invited to attend. NW/lh . �
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Box 4, Folder 4, Document 62

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  • Text: Ee\ • 1 """\') ~ ·1 !_ ; 0 0 I· ·. 11I Tl · y • JD) 11 TiY'u Tffiu . . , 1 I JJ_ J. J = ~ -~Hr. I · q· ~ Fri~ ·· v;;;~ =[ j])tn /..,/ I 1L . ll Jl t·· 'J , '1,_..,, il · I d' rrH \~~ I BIRMINGHAM: Fair to partly clom~y VOL. .99- NO. 48 Re~. U. S. Po l. Off. ~ Alabama's 'Good IHlorning' Neiv.spaper I I I BIRMIN GHAM, M ON DAY, MAY 5, 1969 ALABAl\IA: Partly cloudy, warm 30 Pages In Two Secti'ons ,1 . .,. ~.-...'_;,1ru Ll ~· ·1 '.!; I I 1 r;:'""'.~, ' ( ,,. I ',:"""I. '• I t. · .ED TOR'S NOTE: A Citi· would he forwarded to mayor, during a time or serious racial cy of city government to work zcns Task Force has callee! on city council or · department tension or other eme rge:1cy exclusively in areas of disMayo r Geo rge Scibcls .Jr. to heads . Birmingham's neigh- situation, the· c:en le r i's ready crimina tion a nd community u;;point a st ,w!ling comnuttcc hor cities of New Orleans .~nd to give out accurate inform a - r e];.1tio ns. _ rf six mcn:hcrs and a chair- Allanta have such a p rogram tion about what is rea lly Mayo r Ivan Alle n Jr. and oilier city officials met logcthma n to hold evcni1g 1 l('ctin~s a lready ln operation . This iS · happening. The Rumor Control Center ('r in planning s~ssions. A In ri ty hall 111 licar .Hobkms tl e first of two articles con11' B irmi l " 'iam citizens and to cerning the functions and sue· is a creature of the Atlanta majorily vote of th e aldermen n e l a ti o n s fo r adoptio n of an ordinance ,altl pu hl'e i1eari11 g~ on suh- cess of those groups in thOs e Community Commission, an organizal io n establishing a Comm unity cd s a Tt' dir g ia r;;c ;;roups. cities. that has been on. the job since . Relations Commission was fol, a lysis of p roblems hro:,;;ilt * * o the c,·cning city l:all mect- BY LILLIAN FOSCUE VANN , November, 1966 . A group of lowed by approval of the Dial 524-3261 in Atlanta and · ·"grass-roots" citizens from mayor. ,1~s and rqiorts on p 1JJI1c The first budget was $2j,QQ0. 1rarings :1:1d ·' in tlcpl h" you have call ed the Rumo r · Soulheasl All anla saw the .udies and rrt:t•m m·11cl,11..ons Control Center. In operalion need to have an official agen- This year with a staff of six, Rev. Sa muel W. Williams, pastor of Friendship Baptist and, with the late D r. Marlin Luther King, one of the foun ders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Rev . Williams is also professor and cha irma n of the Depar1ment of Philosophy and Reli gion, l\'Ioreho use College. " We do r.o t ha ve too serious a generation gap in Atlanta," said the chairma n, "but the See ATL_\:'\:TA, Pa&e 2 0 ..:b Cl. •--=-" "'""" .,.-<• -<~ the budge t is $50,000 . The chai rman is ·black and seven others of the 20 com.mission members are· black. Vc1 rious segments of the community are represented on the commission, whose m embers a rc appointed by lhe mayor· and approved by the board of aldermen . The clergy, labor, business and U1e poor all have voices on the commission. Women too hold places on the commission. munity with a report of positive a ction an d whatever results ha ve come about as a A staff of six people is result of th e first meeting's headed by Executive Director complain ts an d suggestions. Nat Welch, former AlabamThe com mission makes an · ian . Offices are in Cit y Hall annua l report to the ma yor, where the com mission holds a but forwurds r ecommendapublic meeting once a month tions · to ci ty official s on at which citizens are invited whatever issues being i1p:estito speak. Town· Hall meetings ga ted by the commission. are held r eg ula rly throu ghou t . "We have · been able t,:i the city by the comm ission . m aintain a pretty good diaThirty days later the com- logue in Atlanta." said the m ission re turns to the· com- commission Chairman, the �
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