Box 3, Folder 11, Document 13

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THE ATLANTA CONSTITl.JI'ION has long been one of the
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staunchest supporters of OEO, with numerous signed
consistent support to a ll OEO programs, not only in
and unsigned editorials supporting all programs for
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its news coverage but in repeated edi torial support
the poor.
Editor Gene Patterson and editorial
from Ray Moore and his staff, and in the excel lent
cartoonist Cliff Baldowski have been typical of the
editorial cartoons of Bi ll Danie l s.
support given by all the Constitution staff.
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The Atlanta Journal ·has given great support to
the Office.of Economic Opportunity and its legislation,
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Judge James Barrow - Athens, Ga,
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In recognition of 0udge Barrow's outstanding· civic
activities· in assistin~ in the format ion o f t he
Community Ac tion Agency serving a mu l ti-county area ,
and for hi s valuable ass istance in t h e operation
of the Athens Adult High School , a OEO funded adult
education program, the Urban Service Award is
presented to Judge Barrow,
particularly through editorial endorseme~t, the
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personal c~lumns of Reese Cleghorn, and editorial
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cartoons by L6u Eri~kson.
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�Father Edward 0. Waldron, Rector, St. Alban 1 s
Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia
Board Member - Richmond Economic Opportunity Council,
Augusta, Ga.
Dr. William Holmes Borders, Pastor of Wheat Street
Baptist Church.
In Recognition of your profound concern for the
welfare of all men, for your dedication in extending
your ministeral duties from the pulpit to the
community to meet, not only the spiritual needs of
those you serve, but their need for housing, food,
and better jobs; for your insurmountable efforts to
meet with any group, to speak fo F any person, and to
work for any cause that motivates, upgrades, and
uplifts mankind toward a better life.
In recognition of your extreme concern for the problems
of the poor in the Cit y of Aug usta and of Richmond
Count y . For your Christian dedication as you worked
unselfishly and untiringly to arouse yo ur community to
become concerned also of their impoverished brothers
in their midst until the need to activate a broadly
based anti-poverty program to provide opportunities for
these families to live and enjoy a better life was
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Mr s. Earl Metzger, Jr.
In recognition of your service as a volunteer civic
worker in the interest of uplifting of your fellow
citizens and your community.
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Mrs. Mattie Ansley
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Emplo yee - Atlanta Concentrated Employment
Program, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
In recognition of the services rendered as Director of
the "Volunteer Task For.ce 11 a training program for more
effective vol unt eer service by members of the Atlanta
Community, in the many social agencies and programs in
fi ghting the 11 War on Poverty".
In recognition of yo ur hard work and outstanding
services rendered in organizing yo ur Community in
fighting the poverty,
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�William W. Allison, Deputy Administrator of Economic
Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
In recognition of your keen awareness of problems,
untiring service and dedicated efforts in the
coordination of res·ources of Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc., State and Local Governments and the
Atlanta Co~munity in developing and implem~nting unique
and effective approaches in fighting the" War on
Poverty" in the city of Atlanta.
Mr. Dan Sweat - Director of Governmental Liasson for
City of Atlanta
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For outstanding service in the development of the
anti-poverty program in Atlanta and for recog nition
of your effective coordination of governmental agencies
and programs with the Mayor's office to alleviate the
problems of the poor and provide for them a better
life in the City of Atlanta.
Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones
President of Woodruff
Foundation and recently appointed Chairman of
President Johnson's National Advisory Committee for
Health Facilities.
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importance of these educational and employment
For outstanding and dynamic leadership as Chairman of
the Board of Econom i c Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., one
of the first funded anti-poverty programs in the
nation.
programs, and has tried to lead businessmen to understand and support them.
Mr. Sterne was president of
the Chamber last year when the organization went on
For your never ceasing dedication to Civic concern
for the city of Atlanta and your country as you seek
to make this a better world in which to live .
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record supporting OEO and endorsing all sound efforts
to help the poor h e lp themse l ves.
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Mr. Charles 0. Emmerich
Posthumous Award
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leadership as mayor of one of the most progressive
me tropol itan cities of the South and the nation .
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You , as a lead er1 have e xhibi ted a k een and deep
awareness and concern for the citizens you serve. You
have soughl and made effective inroads into the
alleviation of problems coxi s ting within yolir city in
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for all citize ns, especially those who are the l ess
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor - Ci ty of Atl anta
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1 ate Mr. Cha rles O : Emmeric
ortunity Atlanta, Inc.
Director of Economic Opp b
d s a dedicated pioneer
Mr. Emmerich will be r~memH:r:il~ go down in history
in the "War on Poverty f.
se he truly believed
as a "soldier who died or a cau
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The Athens Banner-Herald and the D·aily News have
reported regularly and accurately on OEO programs,
and on al l efforts in their covera ge area to help
the poor help themselves.
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Recognition ~
given to 'ofle~:5ea your leadersh i p
in times of stress, e spe c iall y f or your willingness t o
riskJ and
your unusual ability to lead your city
to a~ effective understand ing of the prob l ems of the
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citi zens you serve.
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Recog n i tion must be given to the unselfish way y ou
have shared your experience and wisdom with othe r c i ties
throughout the nation who call on you .
Atlant a is i ndeed fo rtunat e to tave you as a Ma y or a nd
OEO is proud to make this award) t t('recogni t ion of
your services.
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Mrs. Virginia Barfield, Director, Lower Chat-· !
tahoochee Community Action Agency, Inc., co- !
lumbus, Georgia
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br. Vivian Hende rson-- Pres ident , Clark Col lege,
Atlanta, Georgia
In recognit ion of the outstanding servi c e y ou
have r endered no t only to the youth at Clark
Colleg e but for your interest in National problems and concerns--------.
In re~ognition of Mrs. Barfield's outstanding
work in accomplishing the coordination of
local resources in the establishment of the
l1J.@ Center (Mental Intellectual Development)
at Columbus, Georgia. MIND is designed to
take low income persons with less than an
8~h grade education and upgrade them educatio_nally 2 to 4 grade levels i·n 8 to
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10 weeks,
w_i e also upgrading them socially and environmentally and
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For recognition of your service as a member o f
the National Advisory Committees on Manpower
and of the Upward Bound Programs and the Pres i dent's Commiss ion on Rural Poverty .
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graduates. The Urban Service Award is presented1
to Mrs. Barfield.
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For the generous and graciousn ess in mak ing
your fa ciliti es of Clark College avail abl e
to the Office of Economic Opportunity for
the training of Community Ac tion Agen c y
staff and Board Memb ers.

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