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OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Southeast Regional Office
730 Peachtree Street, N. E,
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
NEWS for immediate release
REGIONAL DIRECTOR MAKES PRESENTATION
The Regional Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity will present
Urban Service Awards to seventeen Georgia individuals and organizations at 3 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon, January 23, at Atlanta's City Hall. Dr. Ralph A. Phelps, Jr.,
will make these presentations on behalf of Sargent Shriver, Director of OEO, who
announced the names of Georgia honorees last week.
This honor is for thoaa individuals and organizations "whose dedicated efforts
to alleviate the problems of the poor in America's cities have helped create a
better life for our citizens," according to the award.
The individuals in Georgia included: in Columbus, Mrs. Virginia Barfield;
in Athens, Judge James Barrow; in Augusta, Reverend E. O. Waldron; and in Atlanta,
Mrs. Mattie Ansley, Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Boisfeuillet Jones, Dr. Vivian Henderson,
William W. Allison, Dr. William Holmes hosdees: Dan Sweat, Mrs. Earl Metzger, Jr.,
and the award to Charles Q. Emmerich, Sr., the late Director of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, will be accepted by his widow and son.
Receiving the awards made to organizations will be: Augustus’ H. Sterne for
the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Ray Moore, Jim Giltmier and Abe Gallman for television
WSB; Editor Jack Spalding for the Atlanta Journal; Editor Eugene Patterson for the
Atlanta Constitution; and Publisher N. S. Hayden and Reporter Bob Ingle for the Athens
Banner-Herald and Athens Daily News.