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SUBJECT:
Educational Televil: Program - "Read Your Way Up"
As part of our effort to inform local urban coalitions of
current developments in the various program areas, we are
pleased to pass on the following information.
Beginning July 8, a basic course in reading skills, to be
known as "Read Your Way Up", will be televised in 30 lessons
of one-half hour each produced by the Manpower Education
Institute and the National Broadcasting Company. There will
be five weekday programs each week for six weeks. NBC is
making the program available to local affiliated stations
which choose to participate. Study kits for practice reading
will be available at cost through TV statio~s carrying the ·
program or from the Manpower Education Institute, 405 Lexington
Avenue, New York City. We believe "Read Your .Way Up" is an
impress ive attempt to reach a large target group with a useful
program.
You may wish to urge your local NBC station to carry this
program and to assist in local publicity efforts for this
series.
In addition, you may wish to consider supporting
free distribution o f the reading kits to induce wider participation.
If you have any questions about this program please feel fre~
to contact the Manpower Education Institute, 405 Lexington
Avenue, New ·York , New York, (Area Code 212 - 867-9405) or
James Kelly, Program De v e lopme nt Unit of The Urban Coalition,
1815 H Stree t, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20006, (Ar ea Code 2 0 2 638-6674).
Attachment:
Press Release
JD:lyt
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�NEW YORK; N "Y" Ma y 2 8---Beginni ng July 8 ,- a. b a.s ic cour se in
reading skills wi ll b e t ele•ised from c oast to c o a st in 30 lessons of
one-half hour each "
This th e latest o f a se ri e s o f pro j ect s initiated
by the Manpower Education: Institute to enable wo r ke r s
including the
O
unskill ed employed and the unemployed . to advan c e themselves. in the
ranks of American La bor "
While designed t o benef it vi ewers of all a ges 0 from school
dropouts to college g r adua tes, the co~rse is be ing timed for maximum
availability to the 1,000 , 000 young men and women who wi ll be
participating in summer youth p r ograms including job t raining in
business , industry and gov ernment offi ces "
The National Broadcasting
Company, cooperating as a public service , h as scheduled the program
to run Mondays thr ough Fridays from 9:30 to 10 Ar. M, f o r si x weeks
on Channel 4 in the metr opol i tan area a nd from outlets in other
cities .
It will make the program a vaila ble to other affiliated
stations wherev er loca l c ommunity participati on is indica ted "
This city 1 s f o rmer Commissi oner o f Labo r
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James J . McFadden,
national dire cto r o f the non - p r cfit Manpower Educa tion Institute ,
announce d that th e reading skill p r og ramp along with the summer
youth job p r oj ec t , h ad the f ull suppo r t o f th e un ited l abo r movement,
business o r gani zations a nd the city administration .
Harry Van Aridale,
Jr . , pres ident o f the Central Trades and Labo r Counci l , AFL-CIO is
chairman of the Manpower Education Institute .
The television s eries, to be k now as "Read Your Way Up", will
include b asic reading skills, speed an d compr ehension in reading,
word mastery; readin g for pleasure, and effe c tive use of libraries
..
�READING SI<ILLS .
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and re ferenc e materi 3.ls ,
said:
"2
ln ~nno·J.nc,.ing t he. p :rog :r a::n ,
M.;:·,
McFad de n
!!Almost everybody - :r·eg-:J.:-d:-ess of hew :-:ff':-:.h o ::::- how l i ttle formal
educ3.tion he h as h ad can impr.c·•.;e h is readi.n ·; ek:..11 and ge t gre a ter
benefitE frc :rn the p r i.n t ed wo r d ,
skillsr i mp r ~ '-.rement wi l l
On ce h e has ·:J-3.~:r.ed the reading
co.:ns e ver.y d,::ry wi t b. prac:::ice ~"
Fo r many of t he u nemployed o.nd the unsk i l .1 e.d r readin g
defi ciency has blo cke d the wa.y to emp:Lo ymen t and job a d vancement.
This l-_1.appens when job 3.pplicants a r e ·J:1.ab l e to c omprehend
readily t he p rinted ins t. r~.c:tions f o r op e r a.ting p r ::::icedures
p
safety
cautions o r other material.
The National Alli ance o f B~.sinessmenf coope- ::: a t..ing wi th the
Insti tute 5 h as circul ariz e d a 1 l employers co:)pe:·a-t..ir..g i n the
natio nal summer you.th job p r og:::-amf askin·g t hem t e> p rovi d e viewing
f ac i l i ties on the job to Fe :~mi t
hou .... progr::1 ms .
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watch the half-
I n Ne w Yo . . . k, where the Comme~~ ·e and Industry
Associat i o n has calle d t he p r o gr a."111 t c the at tent 1 on o f 3 u900
companies r such bu siness leaders a s Equi. table
L.::..re c
New Yor k Telephone
and Ch a s e Manhattan Bank a r e among t h e m.~ny- t h a~. wi l l
no t only
enable t h eir summer trainees to. view the c o lo ::· pr•_ 3ra!C1.s b ut wi ll
p r o vide supplementary i.ns t r ucti o n b y s ta ff members o r other
educator s.
The Ci ty a dmin ist~ation h ere, wh ich is p u~tin g 1 5 , 000 youths
in sum.1'1le r munici pal jobs P i s p r o v iding te l e vi s .:..·::m ,riewings · f o r all
of t h.e m e xcep t those in s catte:red fie 1-:3. c.ssi ~n::r.en c.c, , as i n pa r ks.
The Ci ty 1 s Ur b an Co r ps . c:msisti.ng o f 3 f 000 cc l .:'..e. g e students, will
gi v e an additiona l hou r o f supp_ementa~y assistance fallowing each
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�READIN G SKILLS " " , ·, 3
hal £ -hour TV p r og r am t'J t he tre.i ne e s i n c ity o..qeE ci eE "
Mayor John V. Lindsay i s tak i ng meas ure s t c b r!ng tte benefits o f
the i mp r o ved rea.ding skill s t o tho·c..sands who a:.:-€ o u ·,:.si.d e the summer job
t raining p r ogr am "
He has d::. rectcd the Ci ty O s
H "...1:.11:,.n
Re Eour ces Administra-
tion to i n form all wel f are clients of the t.ele--7 i s .i.·::m. serie·s and t o
notify t hem that they can obtain , free of cost , ~ r eadi ng k i t with
cour se o u tlines , lesson. r eviews and supplementa.:::y r eading i nformation o
The kits will be giv en out at all welfare cent ers.
The p r ogram will b e
made a vai l able also to patien ts in munici p a l hosp i tals, and inmates of
houses of d e ten tion and o the r institutions .
Ma.ny of the companies in the summer job p : : ·. Qg:!am a.re pro rid i ng the
re a ding kits free to their trainee s "
Indivi d ual home ·n·iewe r s may obtain
the ki ts by sending $2 . 50 to Box 31 0, Grand Centra
Po st Office 1 New Yo r k
10017, f o r the entire 30 lesson s .
The curri culum h as been prepar ed f o r the ·Manpower Education
Insti tute b y some o f the nation's leadi ng educators a nd spe ci a l ists in
readi ng skills .
of edu cation o f
The consultan t s , headed by Dr. c -yde Weinho l d , Director
t he New Jersey Department o f E:l. >J.~3. ~-i on and Robert H.
Co ates , Di rector o f School District of Phila d e l phia r a = e Dr. Nila B .
Smithi Di s~inguished Service Professor , Glassboro ; ta t e College;
Eleanor T . Smi th , Library Services Program Officer o f the U. S. De p artme n t o f Health , Education and Welfare; Be:-ni~e A. M.o.c.Donald c Coor dinator
of Adult Services, New York Public Library; ChLis Mc Hone y, Director of
Education fo r
the Department of the Ar my ; Gladys Alessi o f the mu.nicipal
Welfare Education Department, a nd Professor Ann McKillop "
�READING SKILLS ,
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Th e p r og r am will .be given by Dr , Melv : .n H~',;,,a.z:ds f Ch a i r ma n
o f the Re ading Departme_n t
p
and Dire ::; t or of the . Re'3_d :;_ng Improv ement
Center, No r theaste r n Un i versity, and fo r mer professor at
New Yo r k Univ e r sity ' s readi ng cen te r n
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The Urban Coalition
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1815 H Street, N.W.
Wash ington , D.C. 20006
Telephone : 347-9630
CHAIRMAN : John W. Gardner
CO-CHAIRMEN : Andrew Heiskell/ A . Philip Randolph

June 19, 1968
Mr. Dan Sweat, representing
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Sweat:
Last month I joined the national Urban Coalition staff
and, I am now your principal contact with the national
Coalition. I have assumed primary responsibility, along
with my colleagues, for advising and rendering technical
assistance to Local Coalitions in the Southeastern States.
My colleagues and I have or will be visiting you in the
very near future to become acquainted with your efforts
and to discuss ways in which the national Coalition may
be of assistance to you.
Enclosed for your information is a list of the cities in
our region reporting the organization of a local Coalition
along with the names of the persons to be contacted in that
Coalition.
I look forward
Director
J D:cds
Enclos ure
to being of service to you .
�The Urban Coalition
1815 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone : 347-9630

CHAIRMAN : John W. Gardner
CO.CHAIRMEN: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
June 13, 1968
Dan Sweat
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dan,
Enclosed is an outline of some of the
points I would like to discuss with you and
any other community leader involved with the
local coalition that you would believe it
useful for me to talk to during my Jun~ 17
visit.
I know that the Atlanta effort has
not progressed to the point where many of the
questions are relevant, but we can focus on
those that are.
Looking forward to seeing you
around 10:00 a.m.
ohn Dean
Associate Di rector
The Urban Coalition
JD/ae
Encl.
�NOTE:
This is an interim report on follow-up to the June 10 Policy
Council meeting.
MEMORANDUM
'
THE URBAN COALITION ACTION
COUNCIL
June 14, 1968
TO:
FROM:
Members of-the Policy - Council
John W. Gardner
SUBJECT:
Meeting with House _of Representatives Leadership,
June 11, 1968
Andrew Heiskell, Arthur Fle mming, Clare nce Mitchell
and I visited leading House members on June 11. We had
conversations with Speaker McCormack, Majority Leader
Carl Albert, Whip Hale Boggs, Appropriations Chairman
George Mahon, Minority Leade r Ge r a ld Ford, and Ways and
Means Chairman Wilbur Mills.
Although we talked about all of the various objectives
of the Coalition, we gave special emphasis to the desirability
of sparing the crucial urban programs in the $6 billion budget
cut. We also stre ss e d the severe and v e ry imme diate nee d
for the 75 million dollars for the OEO summe r job programs
and the 25 million dolla rs fo r He a d s t art.
We receive d the following reactions from the various
me mbers of Congress:
The Speak e r, Mr. Albe rt, Mr. Boggs . They did not wi s h
t"o ma k e any cuts in the u r b a n p r o grams a n d hoped the Ur b a n
Coalition would help the m p reve n t such cuts. They offere d hope
that, if the Re publican l eadership would go along, the 75
million doll a rs for jobs could b e r es tore d in the r e gular
supp l eme n t a l budge t. The Se n a t e would h ave t o a d d it.
Th e y f e l t t h i s c ould b e done e v e n though the Pres ide nt
h as not reques t e d it .
The y told u s tha t Congr ess will c u t approx imately thr e e
billion d o lla rs , l e aving the r es t t o t h e Pres ide nt, a nd fe lt
tha t the Pres ide nt would h ave wide discreti on to p r ovide
f u nding f o r u rban pro grams. ·
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George Mahon. His attitude wa~ quite negative. He
said that the Kerner report had cqntributed substantially
to the unrest, and furthermore, the country could not
buy its way out of -riots. He felt that whatever was done
on the Hill would make no difference.
When we stressed the need for 75 million dollars for
the OEO summer job program·, he responded tb.at he had been told
by the Bureau of the Budget that there would be 40% p e rcent
more jobs this year than last and that although this was
not the best situation, it was "pretty good". He did not
explain how the Budget Bureau arrived at its estimate.
Gerald Ford. Mr. Ford said Congress would cut around
three billion dollars and the r e st would be lef t to the
President. He was somewhat optimistic about the 75 million
dollars for OEO summer jobs and stated that possibly this
could be accomplished. He stressed that it could be
accomplished far more easily, howe ve r, if the President
were to ask for it. He indica t e d that if it were to come
back from the Se nate it was poss ible tha t it could b e
sustaine d in confere nce .
Wilbur D. Mills. We had a long session with Mr. Mills
who state d une quivocally tha t the $6 billion could be cut
without touching any o f the crucia l progra ms f or the cities
and the poor. He told us th a t Congre s s would cut a r ound
thre e billion dollar s and sta ted further that cuts would
be made in resea rch and deve lopment and foreign aid.
He indicate d that h e favor e d the OEO p r o gram, and
at the same time said tha t it wa s in s ome troub l e. The
r e ques t i s '2 .18 billion dollars a n d h e stated t h a t Congress
probably would a p p ropria te two billion.
He said further tha t all n ew 11 s tarts 11 in public wo rks
would b e stopped. The hi ghway p r o gram would con t inu e ; howe v er , n o n ew dams a n d o ther s u ch public works projects woul d
b e b uilt. He said that t h e Bureau o f the Budge t and the
Preside nt agree with this.
I n add i t ion, h e said tha t h e be l ieved the Pres i dent
was fully aware of the need to provide full funding for
programs that affect urban areas.
�NEW YORK SEVEN-UP
JOYCE, INC .
DIVISION OF
SIDNEY P. MUDD
JOYCE ROAD
NEW ROCHELLE , N.Y.
PRESI DENT
10802
May
The Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Ma y or of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Having noted in the April 27
issue of Busine ss Week the "Who ' s who in
coalition leadership," I thought y ou mi ght
be interested in these first steps being
taken here in New Rochelle, a suburb of
New York City, toward what y ou hop e to
achi e v e nationally.
Ev e r y best wish f or th e f ull
success of what y ou are so generously
doing for all of us.
Si n c e r e l y ,
/21~
BOTTLERS OF 7-UP, LIKE, ROYAL CROWN COLA and DIET-RI TE COLA
�c/o City Manager
City Hall
New Rochelle, New York
The University of Community Involvement offers a solid and yet dramatic way in which
to me e t the challenge of the most pressing American domestic problem: Human Attitudes.
The Uni versity is dedicated not to any one gr·o up alone but to black and white and poor
and rich. It is a partnership between private and governmental enterprises. It focuses
on youth, but through organization and mechanics it involves the entire community in
progra ms which lead to open hearts and better understanding.
The b a sic ing redient stems from a 19 67 summer operation of 2 separate programs
a.
b.
Student interns in government (20-mostly middle class white)
Police Partners (50-all Negro, but from varying economic strata)
Thi s yea r the basic unit will be a single group of 70 youth (17 to 25) drawn from all
r a c es a nd economic castes, put to work in all departments of municipal government.
As a condition of employment youth will participate in extra curricular activities in
a d di tion to r e ceiving departmental trai ning in goverment. Classrooms are City H all
a n d the st reets a nd neighborhoods; faculty includes elected officials, Chamber of
C omm e rc e , P. T. A., League of Women Vote rs, and neighborhood feudal chieftains.
The me cha nics and effects of the involvement process:
Y ou t h to Youth: By manda ting w eekly lunche on semina r s a nd a tte ndance at Boa rd of
Educ a tion meetings, City Council sessions, Planning Bo:;i.rd, Chamb e r of Comme rce,
County Board of Supervi s ors , e tc., e tc. a nd by a ssi gning the responsibility to organiz e s ome participation by the younger y outh of the poverty prog rams, this group of
whit e a nd bla ck and rich and poor mix in a work-study team and b e gin to evaluate e a ch
other a s huma n b eing s.
Adult t o Adult : B y arranging the above programs a nd b y a rranging fo r the y outh to b e
gu est s in the various ethnic neighbo r hoods at combined picnic-seminar affai rs h oste d
by th e local pow er b arons the adults have visible evidence that yout h (a nd the r e fore
youth' s par ents) a r e inte r ested not only in the proble m s of his own race o r c as t e but
a l so in the b road probl e ms of the total community . W e s h a ll c a pitaliz e on this in itia l
r eaction by drawi ng the pa r ents tog ethe r into c riti que and coff ee hou rs in City Hall.
Poli ce to Commu nity: By assi g ning up t o 50 youth (mostly Negro youth) t o operate as
P olic e Partners a vi t al 2-way exc han ge b egin s; the ben eficial effec t on yout h m i ght well
b e outweighed by the beneficial effect upon p oli ce .
The T otal Community: It i s engaged in a giving of self and substance to provide initi a l
funding a nd to demonstrate to government its willingness and its readiness for c o mmit ment t o a c t i on.
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�May 8 , 1968
Mi-. G orge V. Ne gu
Ex cutive Directo1'
South Bend Human .Relations and
Fai:r Employm~nt Practices Commi sion
City Hall Bu.tiding
214 North M in Stre t
South Bend, Indian 46601
Dear Mr. 6
gu:
M yor Ivan Allen ha
sked that I r spond to your letter
r que · ttng inform · tlon on Atlanta s Utb · n Co ition. I
a.m s ndlng you lnfol'm · tion which should an w r your fir t
two que tion .
To b p rf ctly tru.thful. w h v not fo:rma.lh: d the
Coalition b :yond thes initi t teps . Thi i b sic 1 ·
becaus th · City ol Atl nta h s op rat d for yeat.'s with
informal, unatructur d coalition of gov rnment,
bu in s
nd <;ivll right
roup • Ther ar mov
und
w y now to xt nd th Coalition beyond the ortlgi.nal
organis tlon, but nothing ls d flnit t thi point.
Sine r ly your ,
o ns
DS:fy
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�SOUTH
LLOYD M . ALLE N
MAY OR
FAIR
BEND
HUMAN
EMPLOYMENT
RELATIONS
PRACTICES
AND
COMMISSION
214 NORTH MAIN STREET

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA 46601
GEORGE V.

TELEPHONE 288-9161 EXT. 295 or 296
COMMISSIONERS
LEO A. NEWMAN
Chairman
RICHARD D. BONEWITZ
MRS. MILTON BUTTS
WILLIAM A. HOSINSKI
ARTHUR SHIREMAN
JAMES W. SILVER
BERNARD W. STREETS
JOHN H. TIDWELL
LOUIS A. TIEDGE
May 2, 1968
Staff Secretary
VERA BRECHTEL
Dear Mayor :
Your city is listed on The Urban Coalition Action Report
as one which has established a local co a litiono
Our Mayor - Hon . Lloyd M. Allen - has formed a Technical
Advisory Committee to explore the application of the Urban
Coalition concept to our city. As a member of this
committee, I am seeking information from you regarding the
following items :
·
(1)
What procedure did your city adopt in planning
your Coalition? Ple a se b e as specific a s
possib le.
(2)
Wh at is the struc t ure of y our Ur ban Coa lition?
(Re pre sentation , number o f p erson s involve d , e tc.}
( 3)
How e ffective is it thus f ar?
( 4)
Is t he re a nyt h i n g either i n t he planning o r as
your Coalition is f ormed whi ch y o u would do
differently on the basi s of y our experience?
I am mindful of t he busy schedul e o f a l l of us in government
but our city will be d e eply grate ful to you for shar ing y ou r
e x p e rience with us.
Thank y ou for your coope r ation.
S ince rely you r s ,
CJ~~ (. h,n: ~
.GJorge V o Neagu,
Executive Director
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NEAGU
E XE C UTIV E DI RE CTOR
CITY HALL BUILDING
�EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF ECONOMIC
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20506
CJllll(Jl~TlJNIT
May 6, 1968
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Government Liaison
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Dan:
Thanks for the information last week concerning your plans
for the Atlanta Urban Coalition. I am definitely interested
in this and I would appreciate your informing me on your
future plans or progress toward establishing a local office
there. Needless to say, I was relieved when the National
Urban Coalition Office here in Washington gave me Mr. Sweat's
name in Atlanta to concact. I know the organization is in
good hands.
Let me know when you are coming to Washington and if your
schedule permits, I'd like to me et with you to further
discuss the matter. Or if I'm coming to Atlanta any time
soon, I'll let you know and maybe we could meet there .
With best wishes.
s·ncerely,
Tm~
�The Urban Coalition
I
Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington, D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co -chairmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph
April 15, 1968
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
Offic e of the May or
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dan:
Thank you very much for forwarding the materials
developed within the Atlanta city administration
relative to potential implementation of the Riot
Commission Report.
The steps taken by Mayor Allen
in this respect are a good e xample of what enlightened
municipal administration might do around the country.
It just add s further to that mountain of evidence
that Atlanta h as an exceptiona l municipal government.
I hope y ou hav e begun to recover from th e strains
imposed by the ~ssassination of Dr . King. Many
thanks for y our h e lp to this offic e in connection
with Mr. Gardner's attendance at the fun e ral.
Sincerely,
Christopher M. Mould
Staff Director
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M . Linton
Telephone 293-1530
�March 28·, 1968
Mr. Robert L . Hal."ria
145 Lisa Lane
Yellow Springe , Ohio 45387
Dear Mt. Ha1'l'iS :
I am . ttaching a copY of a newspaper clipping on th
formation of the Atlanta Urb n Coalition.
Al o included is
copy of the St t ment dopted by the
Atlanta Urb -.n Coalition Ste dng Commltte at 1ts
m ting on Octob a, 29, 1967.
Sine r ly yo\U' *
Dan Sw
DS:fy
Enclo ute
t
�145 Li sa Lane
Ye ll ow Spri ngs, Ohio 45387
!- a r ch 4, 1968
Offi ce of t he. ayor
Ci ty Hall
At l anta , Georga
De ar Sir :
Pl ease send me any informati on t hat you may .ave on t he work or or ganizat i on
of t he l ocal Ur ban Coalition i n you r community .
I am a graduate student in busine ss a drri nistrat i on at t he Uni versit y of Dayton
and am pre paring a term aper on t he Nati onal Urban Coa l iti on fo r a cou rse ent itled
"Bu sine ss and Society . " I t is ~y ne raonal feelin g t hat it offers the g r eatest
potent ial for success of any or ganization yet concei v ed . Thanking you in advance .
Robe rt L. Har ris
�l
Mar ch 28 , 1968
Mrs . Joseph Pepe
Exe cutive Assistant
Mayor•s U,:ban Coalition
Office of the Mayo:r
City of Riverside
Riverside , California
Dear Mrs . Pepe :
I am attaching information on formation of the Atlanta Ur-ban
Co lition.
In nswer to yo\11' sp eific que tlons:
1.
There i no budg t for the function of the U\"ban Coalition.
At the pr
nt tim w hav no d finite plans £011 s tting
up mor formal typ organh: tion although this might
b done ome tim in th f utur •
2.
Th City of Atlanta does h ve a Community Relation
Commi ion which was
tabli h d by th City Gov rnment. Th Ch bman of the Commi . ion, R v rend Samu l
Willi m , r pr
nt all dvil rlghta ot"g nt ations of the
community
m mb r of the Atlant Urb n Coalition.
1 hope thi
information might b
of some v lu to you.
Sincerely your ,
Dan Sw
DS:ly
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�OFFICE
OF
TELEPHONE
BEN H. LEWIS
C ITY
MAYOR
H A LL
787-7551
6 March 1968
The Urban Coalition
c/o Mayor's Office
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
The February issue of the Urban Coalition Action Report
listed your city as one that had established a local
Coalition. We in Riverside are seeking ideas to establish
guidelines for our own newly formed Coalition. I would
appreciate it very much if you would send us the following ·
information:
1.
Have you prepared a budget? If so, what are
the items you have included and what is your
source of money?
2.
Do you have a Human or Community Relations
Council as a part o f city government? I f so,
what role are its members playing in the newly
formed coalition?
An immediate reply is vital to me as meetings of the finan ce
committ ee and executive committee are in the immediate offing.
Please find enc losed a self-addressed , stamped envelope for
your convenience.
Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter .
Sincerely,
~~
(Mrs o) Joseph Pepe
Executive Assistant
Mayor's Urban Coalition
RP:bth
�Outline for study o f
local coa lition s
E. C. Kepl e r
Revi sed Jun e 7, 1968
Re vised June 13, 1 9 6 8
ORGAN IZATION AND STATUS
i.
History
a.
2.
How , whe n and b y whom was t h e lo c~l c o a l i tion
formed '?
Me mbe r s hi p
a.
By wh rn ~ a r e v a r i o us c ci~nuni t y e l eme n t s r ep r es e nte d ?
Secu re a l i s t o f c o a l it i on mombc rs , and th e
a f f il i a t i on and addres s o f c u c h rn2 mb e r .
b.
3.
Purpo se s
a.
4,
5.
Ev a l u a ti on of Coalition Memb ers h ip :
Ar e t h e c o a l i t i on mc1nb ers th e r,10s t inf h w n t i a l
r e p res e n t a tives o f the v a r iou - e .l. crnc ~1ts? Wh at
i s th e l e v2 l o f p a rt i cip t1. ti o n by l o c o l gov e rnme nt ,
bu s iness , l abo r , r e l i g i o n , civ.i. l r i ghts , g h e t t o
y o u th t1. nd n c i g hborh o o ::1 g ro u ps , ethn ic or g a ni zat i o n s ,
sc h oo l o ffici a l s , corn,nu ni t y s erv ic e organ i zat ions
a n d c o n Juni cat ions med ia ?
What ,:ir e t h e g oals ,rnd o bj ccb.vc's of the l oca l
c o a l i t i on ? Arc Uws ' stated in 1tn-itin9? Secure
a copy of th e stalcm8nt of pu~poso .
St a ff
a.
\'lh at i s th e si ze , c o mposition , a.nd organi zation o
th e p rc:;c nl. staff'?
b.
Wha t
c.
Who is the s t aff cont,1cl. person for the n at i onu.J
c oa liti o n?
n ar.1c , ac1drc~ss , tel cph onc nu rr.bcr .
p l a n s , i f any , exist for
Managemen t
expansion of t h e staff?
a nd Fun ~inq
a.
v!hat munag c mcnt 01_- a<1:.:inistrciLive probJ.cm~· , if any ,
h ave arise n ? U1icli urc sti ll curr nt? Ilu·:1 WL!rc
th e oth e r s resolvL:<1?
b.
How is the l ocu l coa liti on f,Fic.1-----1'?
flo\·: rr,uc h ha ~, i t
rais ccl? From \·;ha l. ~;ourcca~,? ru.: aclr ~rua.t.E.' l .-, this
fundi.ng? 1·:hc1t c1.re: futur0 pi:t _, -,~L c:
C'
c.
What rnanagcrr19nt , a.cl:r:i ni s trat iv,· o r funding problC".'1S ,
i f a.ny , would the Jo .cJ. l coal ilir.n J jJ.,,0 tlv~ nutionc1i
coali tio n to a ss i st in resol.,, jw?
�6.
Organization
a.
Who make s
the basic policy d e cisions?
makes impl e me nting d e cision s?
Who
b.
What is the c omp o s ition a n d a u t hority of the
policy making body (e xe c u t i v e o r stee ring
committe e )?
c.
Wha t are th e n at u re~ , compos i tj on , and re s pons i bilit i e s of its t a sk forc e ~ (comm ittee s )?
PROGRA.M AC'EI VI'rY
1,
2.
3.
4.
Pri or i ti es
a
Oh a t are "the program p 1~io1.-i tics of the loc a l
c o a l it i on?
b.
How we re th e se d el c!T.T•.in8c1?
Ope ra t ions_
a.
What programs and projects do0s th e loca l coalition
h ave p resently u nc1cnh y? Ho,·1 f etr along ? t')ho is
d o in g wh a t ?
b.
Wh a t pro grams 2rnd pro j ects 11 .::: s tlJc loca l co:, li t ion
c omple t ed'?
c.
llO\·J co uld the n atio1 n.l co,'lli1. i oll ass i s t in deviPing,
p l ann in g and i rnp l e J11,~ n ting progruins .
Re l at ions with other or c anjz a tion s
a.
What arc the relation s b c t\\ cc n t it(! co.:.lit.ion and
busincs,; groups , e . g ., , .:l\l3 , Ch,l·1J;.._'r o f Comme rc e , etc .
b.
How h ave oth e r org a n i za t.i.on ~; t a k e n t1 c entry of the
coalition onto th e l oca J s c c~c .
1
Acco~pJishme n t s
a.
What hav~ th e vc.1r i OLl S l o c a l cci:, l i 1... i o n r,ro srarns
and proj c.: ct s ac cor:ii.> l ·.s h e:c1 to cLt Lr ··:
1
b.
What }?rogra ms, pn..--, j rl·L s o r ol her J o.:·c:1 l coa.J i t_ j o n
activities ,ire o .c: s uch a i t ou t. stc:uc1i:10 n atu re th a t
they a :r:e v.10rthy of c mu J.:1 l. i on i n o t her con ::n.m ii.: j es ?
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CITIES REPORTING ORGANIZATION OF LOCAL COALITIONS
May 31, 1968
ALABAMA
CITY
CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONTACT
Huntsville, Ala.
Dr. F~ederik S. Schultz
Pres., Assn of Huntsville
Area Companies
Consultant Scientist
General Electric Company
4040 Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
20 5/8 8)-3221
Lemmon C. McMillan
Executive Director
Assn of Huntsville
Area Companies
Suite 692
State Natl Bank Bldg
Huntsville, Ala 35805
205/534-0233
Ex ec. Dir.
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MARYLAND
CITY ..
CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONTACT .
Baltimore, Md.
Theodore R. McKeldin
10 Light Street
Suite 1035
Baltimore, Md.
301/752-6682
Walter Lively
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
301/752-8470
Executive Director
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TENNESSEE
CITY
Chattanooga, Tenn.
CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONTACT
Robert A. Elmore
Executive Director
Chattanooga Full
Employ ment Committee
825 Mccallie Avenue
Chattanoog a, Tenn.
61 5/267-3792
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VIRGINIA
CITY
CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONTACT
T. H. Willcox , J r.
Attorn ey a t Law
Vi.rgini a Na t ' l Bank Bl!
No rfolk , Va.
703 / 627 - 0611
Norfolk, Va.
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rev . 6/12/68)
WASHINGTON, D. C.
CHAIRMAN
CITY
Washington, D.
c.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONTACT
Mr . Donald F. Sullivan
Executive Director
The National Conference
of Christians & J e ws
735 Southe rn Building
Washi n gton, D. C. 2000 5
202/628-91 41
Mr. Walter McArdle
President
McArdle Printing Company
2319 M Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
202/FE 3-4900
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�The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W Washington , D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
March 25, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Steering Committee and Working Committee Members
FROM:
The Urban Coalition Office
SUBJECT:
CORRECTION--Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Enclosed you will find the fourth page of the Ex ecutive
Committee minutes which were sent to you as an attachment
to the last National Coordinator's Weekly Report . our
mailers inadvertently omitted th i s page .
National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1 530
�MINUTES
March 11th Meeting
Page 4
Committee members, the Committee endorsed the proposal.
(The statement of the Urban Coalition Executive Committee
with regard to an OEO supplemental appropriation was sent
as an attachment to the last National Coordinator's Weekly
Report}.
The final legislative item considered was the need for ·further
action this Spring to support the passage by Congress of appropriate legislation creating a public service employment program
as called for in the Coalition's Statement of Principles, Goals,
and Commitments.
It was pointed out that a bill for this purpose had been recently
introduced by Senator Joseph Clark (D-Pa.} and that similar bills
were expected shortly from Rep. James O'Hara (D-Mich.} and Senator
Jacob Javits (R-NY}.
The Committee then unanimously agreed to a restatement to the
public of the Coalition's position on public service employment
as previously expressed in a September statement supporting the
then-pending Clark-Javits bill.
(This statement was also an
attachment to the last Weekly Report).
Discussion then ensued concerning the possibility of a comprehensive public statement to be released by Chairman Gardner speaking
for the Executive Committee covering housing, employment and the ·
OEO supplemental appropriation . After considerable discussion,
it was agreed that the Chairman should issue as soon as possible
a comprehensive statement combining the three separate documents
agreed upon by appending a single page summar
(Summary was sent
as attachment to last Weekly Report} .
The ne x t item of business considered was the report of the President's Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Mayor John Lindsay
shared wi th the Commi ttee his perspective on the report as CoChairman of the Advisory Commission. Afte r hearing from Mayor
Lindsay and after a brief discussion, the Committee unanimously
voted to go o n record as strongly endorsing the Commission report.
(A statement endorsing the report was attached to the last Weekly
Repo rt}.
The final action taken by the Executive Committee was to set April
8th as the date of the next meetings of the Executive Committee
and of the Steering Committee. Both meetings will be in Washington--the Executive Committee meeting at 2:00 p.m. (to further consider the organizational plans of Chairman Gardner) and the Steering Committee meeting at - 4 :00 p.m. (·to receive the recommendations
of the Executive Committee}.
Chairman Gardner adjourned the meeting at 6:55 p.m.
�The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West /1819HStreet, N . W. Washington, D .
c.
/20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph
February 26, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Public Relations Representatives of Steering
Committee Members
FROM:
Joseph H. Allen, President, McGraw-Hill Publications
and Co-Chairman, Task Force on Communications and
Public Support of The Urban Coalition
SUBJECT:
Meeting of Public Relations Representatives, March 8,
1968, New York City
As you know, the members of the Steering Committee of The Urban
Coalition have provided fine leadership in the Coalition's efforts
to stimulate national action on the problems of the cities.
We feel that the public relations directors of the organizations
represented on the Steering Committee--or people who sometimes
act in a public relations capacity--can make a meaningful contribution to this great effort. We think you will also find it helpful to be fully informed about Coalition activities.
You are invited to attend a meeting planned exclusively for the
public relations people at the Time-Life Building, Rockefeller
Center, New York City, on March 8th. The meeting will begin at
4 p.m. in the 8th floor auditorium. Following the session, TimeLife will host a social hour and buffet supper.
John w. Gardner has advised me that he plans to attend the meeting.
This will afford us the opportunity to discuss with him the present
and future activities of the Coalition.
We will appreciate hearing at an early date whether you can be with
us. Please leave word with Mrs. Marcia Greene at the Coalition
office {202 / 293 - 1530) .
National Coordinators · John Feild / Ron M . Linton
Telephon e 293-1530
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N.
w. Washington,
D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION FOR URBAN COALITIONS
The Urban Coalition will provide leadership of local coalitions with
a weekly summary of information about the status of national legislation important to solving the problems of the cities and particularly legislation bearing on the primary objectives of the Coalition.
Javits-Yarborough Bill Would Increase OEO Funds: Senators Jacob
Javits (R-N.Y.) and Ralph Yarborough (D-Texas) introduced a bill last
week to tack $150 million for OEO onto a FY 1968 supplemental appropriations bill already passed by the House. Javits, along with
Senators Edward Brooke (R-Mass.) and Fred Harris (D-Okla.) also
testified in support of the measure, as did Mayor John Lindsay of
New York. The Committee will meet in executive session Monday,
March 4 to decide whether or not to add the extra funds. Attached
is a fact sheet prepared before the Javits-Yarborough measure was
introduced which gives further insight into the need for a supplemental appropriation.
HUD-Agriculture Cooperation Proposed for Rural Development: '11he
President's farm message (February 27) reveals a move to settle debate over responsibility for federal urban development programs in
rural areas. Apparently Agriculture will not be permitted to expand
its own kit of community development programs, but will coordinate
other agency programs in the country's more rural areas. HUD, for
example, will enter into agreements with Agriculture for Agriculture
t o admi nister certain HUD programs in rural areas in accordance with
HUD standards. Similar arrangements will be developed between
Agriculture and other agencies.
'11h e message called for increased federal assistance in providing
housing a n d employment in rural areas.
It recommended reducing
inte r es t r ates and expanding eligibility fo r rural housing loan
prog r ams a n d insur ing that rent supplements are available outs i de
urba n a r eas.
It a l s o p r ovided for c r edi t p rog r ams and cons truc tion
loans for firm s loc a ting in rural r egions, a n d a broaden ed job tra ining.
Housing and Urban Developme nt Act of 1968: Legislation to imple ment
the President's Cities Message was introduced February 26 and 27:
S.3029 (Sparkman, D-Ala.) and H. R.15624 (Patman, D-Texas). Hearings
begin in Senator John Sparkman's Senate Housing Subcommittee March 5,
National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M . Linton
Telephone 293-1530
�National Legislative Information
For Urban Coalitions
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and Rep. William Barrett's (D-Pa.) House Housing Subcommittee March
12. Mayor James H.J. Tate of Philadelphia, will testify before the
Senate group March 7 and before the House Subcommittee March 14.
Hearings will also consider riot insurance bills: The National
Insurance Development Corporation Act of 1968, S.3028 and H.R.15625.
Details of the 1968 program will be the subject of a forthcoming
analysis.
House Appropriations Subcommittee (Evins, D-Tenn., Chmn.) will open
hearings March 18 on HUD FY 1969 budget requests. Several mayors
representing NLC will appear March 27.
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N.
w.
Washington, D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
March 8, 1968
LEGISLATIVE REPORT
SENATE HEARINGS ON HOUSING BILL CUT SHORT BY CIVIL RIGHTS DEBATE:
Senator John Sparkman's (D-Ala.) Banking and Currency Housing
Subcommittee opened hearings March 5 on the Housing and Urban
Development Act of 1968 (S.3029 and H.R. 15624) but important
votes on civil rights legislation kep the Subcommittee from
hearing anyone other than HUD Secretary Robert Weaver. Senators quizzed Weaver on whether or not the proposed bill would
meet the needs of low income families. Weaver suggested the
President's 10-year program was designed to do the job and
he believed the Riot Commissions proposal to accomplish the
goal in only five years was unrealistic. Hearings begin before the House Banking and Currency Committee's Housing Subcommittee (Barrett, D-Pa., Chrmn.)
OEO SUMMER FUNDS APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEE: The Senate
Appropriations Committee has reported the 1968 Supplemental
Appropriations bill for floor action with the inclusion of
$75 million for OEO summer activities. No problem is expected in securing Senate approval. The real difficulties will be
encountered in the House.
CLARK SUBMITS EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT TRAINING BILL:
Senator
Joseph Clark (D-Pa.) has introduced a bill to provide jobs
and job training in both public and private sectors for 2.4
million hard-core unemployed during the next four years. The
bill, S.3063, is similar to Senator Clark's emergency employment amendment to last year's OEO legislation which was
narrowly defeated.
It puts in legislative language the job
opportunities in the business section (JOBS) program announced
by President Johnson in his State of the Union and manpower
messages . Last year the Urban Coalition led attempts to get
Senate approval of the provision for public sector jobs.
National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M . Linton
Telephone 293-1530
�The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co -chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
March 8, 1968
LEGISLATIVE REPORT
SENATE HEARINGS ON HOUSING BILL CUT SHORT BY CIVIL RIGHTS DEBATE:
Senator John Sparkman's (D-Ala.) Banking and Currency Housing
Subcommittee opened hearings March 5 on the Housing and Urban
Development Act of 1968 (S.3029 and H.R. 15624) but important
votes on civil rights legislation kep the Subcommittee from
hearing anyone other than HUD Secretary Robert Weaver. Senators quizzed Weaver on whether or not the proposed bill would
meet the needs of low income families. Weaver suggested the
President's 10-year program was designed to do the job and
he believed the Riot Commissions proposal to accomplish the
goal in only five years was unrealistic. Hearings begin be. fore the House Banking and Currency Committee's Housing Subcommittee (Barrett, D-Pa., Chrmn.)
OEO SUMMER FUNDS APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEE: The Senate
Appropriations Committee has reported the 1968 Supplemental
Appropriations bill for floor action with the inclusion of
$75 million for OEO summer activities. No problem is expected in securing Senate approval. The real difficulties will be
encountered in the House.
CLARK SUBMITS EMERGENCY EMPLOYMENT TRAINING BILL: Senator
Joseph Clark (D-Pa.) has introduced a bill to provide jobs
and job training in both public and private sectors for 2.4
million hard-core unemployed during the next four years. The
bill, S.3063, is similar to Senator Clark's emergency employment amendme nt to last year's OEO legislation which was
narrowly defeated.
It puts in legislative language the job
opportunities in the business section (JOBS) program announced
by President Johnson in his State of the Union and manpower
messages. Last year the Urban Coalition led attempts to get
Senate approval of the provision for public sector jobs.
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M . Linton
Tel ephone 293 -1530
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Federal B,lr Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co -chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
January 3, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
FROM:
JOHN FEILD
SUBJECT:
BACKGROUND MATERIALS FOR STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
&
RON LINTON, NATIONAL COORDINATORS
Attached you will find current reports from six of the seven
Task Forces. Additional commentary will be made upon them at the
Steering Committee meeting. Not all of the co-chairmen were
available to review these summaries.
In addition you will find a memo entitled "Organizational
Proposal" which has grown out of reactions and discussions
with individual Steering Committee members since the earlier
report of the Committee on Organization was sent to you for
the December meeting.
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M . Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
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January 3, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
The Steering Committee
FROM:
The Task Force on Local Coalitions
The Emergency Convocation, held in August, appealed to
communities across the country to form counterpart local
coalitions. This appeal was predicated on the knowledge
that achie vement of the goals adopted by The Urban Coalition
is depende nt upon the d e gre e to which active support
for those goals develops in a significant number or urban
communities.
The Urban Coalition also r e cognized that mere l y issuing
an appe al for formation of local coalitions would not be
sufficie nt.
The Task Force on Local c6alitions was created
to assist communities in establishing coalitions.
As of December 31, 1967, nineteen local coalitions had been
created. A minimum of ten more and possibly as many as
twenty may be formed in Janua ry 1968. An o r ganizing committee,
to prepare f o r conve ning the n ewly author iz ed Na tiona l Council
of Urban Coalitions, is scheduled to meet in Washington on
January 29, 1968, at the Mayflower Hotel.
The re sponse to the Conv oca tion call f o r c ounterp ar t c oa l i tions
was o verwhelmi ng , measu red b y the volume o f reques t s from community leadership acro ss the country for organizing and programmi ng assistance . The number of s uch r equests was b e yond t h e
c apa city of the small national c oord i n ating sta f f to service .
The d ecisio n was there fo re made t o convene three regional
conferences f o r c ommun i ty leadership i nterested in mobilizin g
coalitions. To date, two such conferences have been held, one
in Chicago, in Octobe r, and a second in San Francisco, the
end o f No vember.
The aggregate attendance at these two meetings r epresented
over ninety different cities in the west and mid-west. A
third conference for the eastern part of the country will be
held on January 12th in New York City.
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Report to the Steering Committee
Our second approach to assisting communities is in the form
of Guidelines, which have been carefully developed by a Task
Force working group and the coordinating staff. The Guidelines,
a copy of which was recently sent to each of you, have now
been printed in pamphlet form.
The pamphlet will serve not
only to explain the nature and purpose of The Urban Coalition,
but to counsel community leadership on possible approaches to
community mobilization.
The need for action task forces as the working arms of local
coalitions has been stressed both in the planning conferences
and the Guidelines. As these local task forces emerge, mutual
benefit will result from working relationships with the counterpart national task forces.
Once the regional conference schedule has been completed, the
task force will meet to evaluate progress to date and to map
plans for future action. We e xp e ct to inte nsify efforts to
stimulate organizing efforts in specific communities in many
of which mayoralty campaigns, this fall, precluded coalition
formation.
In effect, this means a shift from a wholesale to
a retail approach which will have to be selective because of
the very limited staff and funds now available. However, we
anticipate assistance in the se mobilization efforts from all
those organizations and constituencies represented on the
Steering Committee and, importantly , from the ranks of already
operative local urban coalitions.
�January 3, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
The Steering Committee
FROM:
The Task Force on Private Employment
In order for the Task Force on Private Employment to
implement the "Private Employment, Assistance and Investment
Section" of The Urban Coalition's Statement of Principles,
Goals, and Commitments, the prog r am developed by the Task
Force must be practical and action-oriented. The complexity
of the problem and the urgency for action have been clearly
stated many times. Therefore, it is not necessary to include
this information in this paper.
It is generally agreed that much will depend on the
commitment and action taken on the local level. Therefore,
the Task Force has assigned top priority to working with local
leadership throughout the country.
In many cases, local
employment committees will be p~rt of the total local
coalition effort.
The Task Force plans to undertake the
following acti v ities:
1.
Encourage and assist the business sector to develop
specific manpower programs that will make an impact
on the employment problem . These activities include
recruitment, training, and placement programs .
2.
Develop policies and proc e dures whereby a local
employment committee may apply for direct financial
assistance from the Task Force . This would be on a
matching basis and be limited to a v e ry s mall number
o f high ly effecti v e p r og rams.
3.
Assist the bus iness se c to r t o d evelop t h e pra c ti ca l
techni qu es a n d mech a ni s ms t o imp l ement p r ogram s on
the l o c a l l e v e l.
Th i s wou l d include th e d e v e lopme nt
of a ma nual o f inst r uction and informatio n.
4.
Establish a clearinghouse for information on programs
and activities b e ing undertaken by the privat e sector.
Case studi e s on specific programs would be developed
and made avail~ble to interested companies throughout
the country.
�Page 2
The Task Force has already initiated action in some of the
program activities. During the months of November and December
meetings were held in Baltimore, Maryland, Detroit, Michigan,
and Atlanta, Georgia. The conferences focused on specific
topics such as organizing local employment campaigns; recruiting, training, and placement of the hard-core unemployed;
reassessing under-employment; job development and upward
mobility; and promotion of economic growth in the ghe_t to.
Future conferences are planned in ~hoenix, Arizona for the
western states and in Kansas City, Missouri for the midwestern
states.
In addition to the area conferences, meetings with representatives for individual communities and companies have been
held.
It can be expected that this activity will increase as
more communities and companies become involved in local coalitions and begin to develop employment programs.
It has been
suggested by many participants in the conferences that the
Task Force serve as a clearinghouse f or information and develop
speci fi c case studies on programs being undertaken by companies.
The Task Force is working very closely with the National
Industrial Conference Board and the National Association of
Manufacturers on this activity.
Information on programs is
being gathered at the prese nt time and it should be available
to comp a nies in the very near future.
The Ta sk Force pla ns · to invite business and l abor leaders
to assist the T~sk Force on the national level.
The T~sk Force
is presently considering a list of individuals who have e xpre ssed
an int eres t in working with th e Task Fo rce.
Although the Task Fo rce does not plan to become directly
involved in the c onduct and administration of programs, it wi ll
develop policies and procedures by wh ich the Task Force can
prov i de limited finan cial assist ance in the developme nt and
implementat ion of specific programs. This activity will not
only provide much needed financial assistance to local employment committees, but als o provide the Task Force a n opportunity
to implement some o f the goals in the " Private Employment, Assistance and Investment" Section of the Stat ement of Principles,
Goals, and Commitments, such as "Earn and Learn Centers~' recruitment, and training programs.
In summary, the ma-jor activities of the Task Force will
focus on broadening the commitment and involvement of the private
sector on both the national and local level.
It will also develop
~nd implement in cooperation with local employment committees a
small number of specific programs to expand employment opportunities for the hard-core unemployed .
�January 3, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Andrew Heiskell and A. Philip Randolph
FROM:
Joseph E. Allen, John Johnson, Harold Fleming
SUBJECT:
Report of the Urban Coalition Task Force on Communications and Public Support
The co-chairmen of this Task Force have been in frequent communication both in person and by telephone. Our activities,
current and prospective, are as follows:
Membership of Task Force
We have invited about a dozen prominent leaders in the communications field -- newspaper and magazine publishers, presidents
of the major television networks, and the like -- to join with
us as members of the Task Force . Acceptances to date include
Mrs. Katharine Meyer Graham, Gar dner Cowles, and Arthur Ocha
Sulzberger. We should -be able to report other acceptances when
the Steering Committee meets on January 8. Within the next few
week s, as the membership of the Task Force is completed, we will
h a v e an o r ganizational meeting a t wh i ch specifi c plans and
commitments will be a greed upon .
Meet ing o f Inf o r mation Staffer s
The Coa l ition staff h a s sugges t e d that we c onv e ne a p l anning
s essio n o f info r matio n staff perso ns asso ciated wi th the various
organizatio ns and busines ses represented on the Steering
Committee. This group reaches a large segment of public opinion
through periodica ls, n ews letters, and o ther publicatio ns, as
well a s in their dea l ings with the mass med ia. A concerted
strategy of public education through these channels could be an
important adjunct of the work of the Coalition. We intend to
hold a session of the sort proposed in the very near futureo
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Advertising Council Campaign
Joseph Allen and Harold Fleming have met several times with
Bob Keim, President of the Advertising Council, and his associates to discuss the prospects for a Council campaign that would
dramatize the urban crisis and urge people across the country
to support and participate in local coalitions. The Advertising
Council requires a permanent organization as sponsor of such a
campaign, and Urban America has agreed to assume this role, including the major responsibility of raising the funds necessary
to meeting the cost of materials for the campaign . An application from Urban America to the F o r d Foundation for this purpose
has recently been submitte d. We very much hope that the campaign
can get under way in the Spring.
The American Business Press
Joseph Al l e n has me t and di scus sed t h e Coa l ition's concerns with
President John Babcock and the Board of Dire ctors of ABP.
Subsequently, Mr. Babcock has issued a strong "action" communication
to all member publications , initiatin g a major effort in support
o f our common objectives .
In a f o l lowup letter to his member
edi tors , Mr. Babcock r epo r ts :
As e xpec ted, busin e ss publica tion e ditor s a r e r e sponding to t h e challenge of solving the crisis in our
cities .
In f a ct, ma n y have bee n wo r king i n this area
long b efo r e my memo o f Nove mber 1 4, 1967. Reaction
h a s been o n t h e favo r able side b y a 1 0 t o 1 r a t i o .
Thank you f or your quick and enthusiastic re s p onse.
As you will remember, o ne s e rvice I felt ABP could
pro vide is t o act as an "idea interchange" o n what
y our fellow edito rs are publishing t o tell their respective industries, businesses, or professions what
has been done to help meet this most complex problem.
In looking over the first samples we received, i t
seemed to me that many may have parallels that can be
applied to other fields.
By reporting or adapting
these innovations by businesses outside his own field,
each editor can provide stimulation, and crossfertilization of ideas.
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Committee to study the feasibility of this idea and
to consider instituting a regular INTERCHANGE Bulletin.
�January 3, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Steering Committee
FROM:
Task Force on Legislation
SUBJECT:
Legislative Program for 1968
The two major Congressional issues in the Congress this year of
paramount interest to the Coalition will be:
1)
2)
The Proposed Emergency Employment Program; and
Hous ing for low and mode r ate income families.
On the issue of the Emergency Employment Program (the Public
Service Employment Program) the President has indicated that
the Administration will propose appropriate legislation if
adequate r esources cannot be made available i n pri vate indus t ry.
Congres s man Pe rk i ns of Kentuck y, Chairman o f the House Educ a tion
Committee, promptly supported such legislation and offered to introduce an appropriate bill i n the House of Representatives. The program being discussed is basica lly patterned after the recommendations
made by the Coal ition in its August 1967 Convocation.
Senator Cla r k o f Pennsylva nia, Chairman o f t h e Labor Committee 's
Sub commi ttee on Employme n t has indi c ate d tha t h e will re intr oduce
a new and improved version of the Clark -Jav its-Prouty Bill which
nearly passed the Senate l a st year . Senator Clark e xpects to
a nno unc e hearings on the measure befo re the end of Fe bruary.
All o f t h e maj o r u rban d e v e lopment programs s u ch as p ubl ic housing ,
urban renewal , mass transpo r t a t i o n, e tc., must be extend ed and
anti-po verty legi slatio n must als o be refu nde d.
Al s o ma jor l egi s la t i v e r e commenda tions a re in t he p r ocess o f b eing
f o r mulated by the Kaiser Committee o n Urban Ho using . The Task
Force r e commends that the Co a l ition can mo st r e alistical ly expect
t o ma k e i t self helpful in achi e ving impro ved hous ing pro grams by
deferri n g any a c tion on i ts own u nti l it h as had a cha n ce t o study
the Kaiser Committee Re port.
But the Coalition and its me mber s s hould act immediately to
mars hall s upp o rt f o r a n Emergency Emp loyment pro gram a s end orsed b y
the August Convention . Th is can be d o ne most effec t i vely by communicati ng support f o r such l egi slation to members of Congress. Chairman Perkins should be encouraged to introduce an appropriate bill.
Al l Senato rs s hould be urged . t o j oin Senator Cl a rk as a co-sponsor
for the Clark-Javits -Pro uty Bi ll.
�January 3, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
The Steering Committee
FROM:
The Task Force on Educational Disparities
The Task Force on Educational Disparities expects to identify
special activities at its next meeting on January 8th which
will relate its program activities to the local coation level.
The Task Force is preparing a summary review of current efforts
to eliminate educational disparities now underway across the
country. After a review of this material, it is considering a
two-day session of intensive discussion with individuals involved in these current efforts.
From this meeting the Task Force expects to develop a plan of
action on how urban coalitions can move to eliminate educational
disparities.
�January 3, 1968
ORGANIZATIONAL PROPOSAL
INTRODUCTION
The Steering Committee of the Urban Coalition will decide January 8
the future nature of the Coalition . Essential to this is a decision
on the organizational structure to be utilized for reaching Coalition
goals. Currently, the Urban Coalition is an ad hoc steering committee
loosely related to some 1,200 individuals who attended the August
Convocation.
The Steering Committee has spawne d seven task forces and created a
small profe ssion al staf f wh ich serves the tas k fo r ces under t h e direction of two national coordinators. Functionally, there are two
elements comprising Coalition activities. One is catalytic and the
other is direct action. These two elements must be reconciled in
the organizational structure.
PROPOSAL
It is proposed that two companion structures be created: one to conduct the direct action activities, the second to undertake the catal y tic role.
Ca t a lyti c Structure
The organ i z a t ion al structure o f t h e catalytic element would b e a
non- profit corporation directe d by a Board of Governors. It would
have a mode r ate service a n d support staff headed by an e xecutive
di re ctor. The t a sk forces of t he p resent Steering Committee would
become the program commi t t ees o f t he non-pro f i t c orpor ati on.
The o bjectives o f th is o rganization would be to identify the pro blems fo r which it would un dertake r esear ch and s tudy; deve l op
so l utions and program ideas; a nd prov i de res our c e s a n d service
t o l ocal c o alitio n s . The o rganizat i o n' s f u n di ng capab il ity should
be substantial eno ugh to all ow i t to pro vide matching g r ants for
local projects undertaken by local coalitio ns.
This organization should be funded for at least a three or possibly
five-year perio d at a n annual rate o f $5, 000 , 000 . St aff support
would require appro ximately $5 00 , 000 . The balance would be used
for matching funds to local coalitions which would conduct action
projects and for supporting contracts with existing organizations
to do special research projects.
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Membership on the Board of Governors would be available to all of
the current members of the Steering Committee. The Board of Governors would elect the officers. The president or chairman should be
a person of national reputation.
The Action Organization
The organizational structure would be an ad hoc Steering Committee,
just as now exists, with committees where required and no staff.
Its funding requirements would be minimal.
Staff support would
come from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League
of Cities.
Its activities would encompass taking positions on national policy
matters and making efforts to insure that the national policy decisions became those of the government.
�January 3, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
URBAN COALITION STEERING COMMITTEE
FROM:
TASK FORCE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HOUSING
SUBJECT:
TASK FORCE PROGRAM AND OBJECTIVES
The organization of the Task Force on Equal Opportunity in Housing
launched the program for achieving metropolitan open occupancy -in
our nation's urban centers. The initial activity of the Task Force
has concentrated on planning for a national action conference to be
held in Chicago, January 18, 1968.
Invitees will include all local coalition representatives and related
individuals in housing, home finance, real estate, construction, insurance and fair housing groups. Task Force Co-Chairmen James Cook
and Whitney Young, Jr. will address the opening session and the luncheon
session respectively.
Four concurrent workshops have been planned for the Action Conference:
I. Fair Housing Legislation
a. Securing federal, state and local laws
b. Strengthening existing fair housing laws
c. Effective enforcement
d. Meaningful use of administrative powers
--federal, state and local.
II. Suburban housing development for low and moderate needs.
III.
Role of voluntary programs to achieve fair housing.
Strategy
of metropolitan coalition for fair housing.
IV.
The January 18th conference is viewed as the Urban Coalition's steppedup efforts in behalf of equal opportunity in housing. Outstanding experts on the above topics are being recruited for participatin in the
workshop sessions. It is expected that attendance at the conference
will approximate 300 persons.
Of necessity this Task Force must relate not only to the other Task
Forces in a traditional sense, but of more importance is its relation
to i:he Task Force on Housing, Reconstruction and Investment since the
latter includes housing as an important element in its framework.
It is probable that none of the Task Forces have as much of a metro politan outreach as the Task Force on Equal Opportunity in Housing.
Hence , the need to identify, mobilize and activate all of the resources
beyond the central city in behalf of the Task Force's goals.
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January 16, 1968
MEMORANDUM
TO:
MEMBERS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE
FROM:
JOHN FEILD, RON LINTON--NATIONAL COORDINATORS
SUBJECT:
PUBLIC RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVES MEETING
We plan to have a meeting in early February in New York City
with the public relations directors, or persons who act in
that capacity, of organizations represented by the members of
the Urban Coalition Steering Committee. This is a very important group in terms of our communication of Coalition goals to
the public, but many of them do not feel well informed about
our activities.
Would you please, as soon as possible, send us the name and
title of the individual in your principal's organization to
whom we should send the invitiation?
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
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STATUS REPORT - LOCAL COALITIONS
Cities in which a coalition has been announced and/or
a steering or organizing committee is operative:
Atlanta, Ga.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Baltimore, Md.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Boston, Mass.
New York, N. Y.
Bridgeport, Conn.
Norfolk, va.
Dayton, Oh io
Oakland , Calif.
Denver , Colo.
Pas adena, Calif.
Detroit, Mich.
Plainfield , N. J.
Fresno, Cal if .
Riversid e , Calif.
Gary, I n d.
Saginaw, Mi ch.
Huntsville, Ala.
San Diego, Calif .
Indianapo l i s, Ind .
Stamford, Conn .
Joli e t, Ill.
Tacoma, Wash.
Kansas City, Kans .Kans a s c ity, Mo .
Washington , D. C.
Winsto n - Sal em, N. C.
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Steering Committee Co-chairmen: And rew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
January 10, 1968
Dear Mayor:
The response of the nation's cities to The Urban Coalition's
August call for mobilization of community urban coalitions has
been considerable. The number of communities where coalitions
have been mobilized is substantial. A significant number of
additional communities are known to be moving quickly through
the initial organization phase.
The Urban Coalition looks forward to convening in the first
quarter of 1968 a national meeting of representatives from
organized urban coalitions to form a Council of Urban
Coalitions . The Council would not only play a role in the
affairs of the national Coalition but constitute a vehicle for
serving the mutual interests of member urban coalitions in
information dissemination and program development.
In this connection, we would appreciate from you at the earliest
opportunity a status report on coalition mobilization in your
community.
In a ddition, it would assist us greatly if you would
advise the National Coordinators of the name and address of the
most appropriate person in your city with whom they can confer
subsequently on coalition matters.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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National Coordinators: John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
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The Urban Coalition ends 1967 -- and the first four months of its
e x istence -- with a feeling of solid accomplishment and a high
degree of optimism for the future. The Washington office has been
established and staffed ... Task Forces, manned by many of the .
country's most talented and concerned people, are already producing
effectively . .. Local coalitions have been formed , or are being
or g a nized, in many critical areas ... press and public support of
the con cept o f the Coalition and its goals are strong. For many
peo p l e t he Coa l i tion has become a symbol of hop e; others remain
s k eptica l . Everyone is waiting to see if the powerful forces represen ted in the Coalition can indeed "turn the country around" and
solv e the cris i s in the cities. We think they can, and will . We
can repor t that in the dead of winter the individuals who came
together in a common commi tment in the heat of August have lost none
o f their c oncern , determination a nd s ense of urge ncy . The hard work
o f program b ui l d ing goes on . The country watches - - and wa i ts .
PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AND ENTRE PRENEURSHIP
More than 200 p artic i pants met in Atlanta on December 1 3 f or a very
succe ssful one-da y ses sion on pr i vate employment . Businessmen fr om
eas t e rn and s outhern states had b e en i nvi t e d to e x chan g e i n f ormation
and practical pr ogr a m ideas . They hea rd Gera l d L. Phillippe, chai r man of the board o f t he General Electr i c Company and co-chair man o f
t he Task Force del iver a forceful address o n the r e s pons ibility of
pr i v ate b u siness i n pr ovi ding jobs a nd training for the s o -cal l e d
"unemployables". Other g e n eral session speak ers i n clu ded Mayor
Ivan Allen, J r. of Atlanta , William Flynn , dir e ctor of t h e STEP Program for the Natio n al As sociation of Manu f actur ers , Dr. Lawre nce D.
Reddick, executive d irecto r o f t he Oppor tunities Industria l ization
Center Institute of Philadelphi a, and Augustus H. Stern e, president
of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerc e .
A s i mi lar regiona l meeting wi ll b e held in Pho e n i x, Arizo na on
J anuary 17 . The mee t ing date for the r e giona l meeting in Kansas
City, Mis souri has b een changed fr om January 24 to February 2 1 .
PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT AND URBAN LEGIS LATION
Mi lli ons of people tuned in to President Johnson's t e l evision interview on a l l three major n etwork s on De c e mbe r 19 h e a rd t~1.e Presid ent
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I. W. ABEL, President, United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh
THE HONORABLE /VAN ALLEN, JR., Mayor of Atlanta
ARNOLD ARONSON, Executive Secretary, Leadership Conference
on Civil Rights, Washington, D.C.
ROY ASH, President, Litton Industries, Beverly Hills
THE HONORABLE JOSEPH M. BARR, Mayor of Pittsburgh,
President, U. S. Conference of Mayors
THE HONORABLE JEROME P. CAVANAGH, Mayor of Detroit
FREDERICK J. CLOSE, Chairman of the Board, Aluminum
Company of America, Pittsburgh
THE HONORABLE JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor of Boston
THE HONORABLE RICHARD J. DALEY, Mayor of Chicago
THE MOST REV. JOHN F. DEARDEN, Archbishop of Detroit
GILBERT W. FITZHUGH, President, Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company, New York
DR. ARTHUR FLEMMING, President, University of Oregon, President,
National Council of Churches, New York
HENRY FORD II, Chairman, Ford Motor Company, Detroit
THE HONORABLE MILTON GRAHAM, Mayor of Phoenix
ANDREW HEISKELL, Chairman of the Board, Time, Inc.,
Chairman, Urban America Inc., New York
JOSEPH D. KEENAN, Secretary, lnternat,onal Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers, Washington, D.C.
THE REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., President, Southern
Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta
THE HONORABLE JOHN V. LINDSAY, Mayor of New York
GEORGE MEANY, President, AFL-C/0, Washington, D.C.
J. IRWIN MILLER, Chairman, Cummins Engine Company,
Columbus (Indiana)
THE HONORABLE ARTHUR HAFT ALIN, Mayor of Minneapolis
GERALD L. PHILLIPPE, Chairman of the Board, General Electric
Company, New York
A. PHILIP RANDOLPH, President, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Porters, New York
WALTER REUTHER, President, United Auto Workers, President,
Citizens Crusade Against Poverty, Detroit
DAVID ROCKEFELLER, President, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
JAMES ROUSE, President, The Rouse Company, President,
Urban America Inc., Baltimore
RABBI JACOB P. RUDIN, Pre~ident, Synagogue Council of America.
New York
THEODORE SCHLESINGER, President, Allied Stores Corporation,
New York
ASA T. SPAULDING, President, North Carolina Mutual
Insurance Company, Durham
DAVID SULLIVAN, President, Service Employees International
Union, Washington, D.C.
THE HONORABLE JAMES H.J. TATE, Mayor of Philadelphia,
President, National League of Cities
JOHN WHEELER, President, Mechanics and Farmers Bank, Durham,
President, Southern Regional Council
ROY WILKINS, Executive Director, National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, New York
WHITNEY YOUNG, JR., Executive Director, National Urban League,
New York
JOHN FEILD, U. S. Conference of Mayors, National Coordinator
RON M. LINTON, Urban America Inc., National Coordinator
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December 15, 1967
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Dan:
Confirming your telephone conversations with John Feild and
myself, we are delighted that your schedule will permit
your acting as a resource person during the one-day Eastern
Regional Planning Conference on mobilizing local coalitions,
to be held Friday, January 12, 1968, in New York.
The conference, which will draw leadership from communities
in the eastern part of the country, will be held at Loeb
Student Center of New York University. Our expectation is
to convene a briefing session for those persons, such as
yourself, playing a leadership role in the program on
Thursday evening, January 11th, in New York City. Further
program details will be sent to you shortly.
Cordially,
Christopher M. Mould
Associate National Coordinator
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January 5, 1968
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Dan:
We are looking forward to your joining us as a resource
panel member on January 12, 1968 at the conference on
mobilization of urban coalitions.
We are conducting a briefing session for workshop chairmen
and resource panel members in the Chart Room of the TimeLife Building (3 4th floor ), in New York City at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 11, 1968. This meeting should adjourn
no later than 6:15 p.m. We would certainly hope you can join
us at that time .
Enclosed i s a copy of our pamphlet, Forming Urban Coalitions,
which will be the principal background piece for the January
12, 1968 meeting, in case you have not previously received
one . For your information, we are also enclosing a x erox
copy of the program text as it went to the printer's last
evening.
A r oom h as been reserved in you r name f o r the evening o f
Thursday , January 11th at the One Fifth Avenue Hot el.
Cordially,
Christopher M. Mould
Associate National Coordinator
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Registration:
9:30 am
OPENING GENERAL SESSION:
Presiding:
10:30 am
Ne w York University
Loeb Student Center
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
Andrew Heiskell
Co-chairman, The Urban Coalition
Welcome:
Dr. Allan M. Cartter
Chancellor, New York Universi~y
Remarks:
The Most Rev. John J. Maguire
Administrator, Archdiocese of New York
Add r ess:
James F. Oates, Jr.
Chairma o f the Boar d - Chi e f Ex ecut ive Off ice r
Equ i t able Life Assurance Soc i ety
of the United States
MOBILIZATION WORKSHOPS
All wo rkshops will dea l with the same series of t opic s .
The morning worksho ps will dea l with metho d s
o f o rgan iz ing l ocal coalitions.
12 :30 pm
LUNCHEON SESSION:
Presidi ng:
2:00 pm
Eiqner and Lubin Au di tor i um
A. Ph i lip Randolph
Co-chairman , The Ur b a n Coalitio n
Remarks :
Dr. Joseph P . Sternstein
Rabbi, Temple An sch e Ch esed , New York Ci ty
Me mbe r , Ex ecutiv e Committee,
New Yo rk Boa r d o f Rabbi s
Remark s :
Chri s t ian A. Herter , Jr.
Chairman , New York Coalition
Address :
Honorable John V. Lindsay
Ma yor of the City of New York
MOBILIZATION WORKSHOPS
The afternoon workshops will deal with the development of task force activity at the community level in counterpart to the national level
task forces on specific urban problems.
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4:15 pm
CONCLUDING GENERAL SESSION:
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium





Presiding:
5:00 pm
Ron M. Linton
National Coordinator, The Urban Coalition
Remarks:
Dr. Edler G. Hawkins
St. Augustine Presbyterian Church
New York City, New York
Former Moderator, General Assembly,
The United Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Address:
Whitney M. Young, Jr.
Executive Director, National Urban League
Adjournment
�December 11, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Members of the Steering Committee
Urban Coalition
FROM:
John Gunther, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Chairman, Working Committee on Organization
SUBJECT:
The Urban Coalition in 1968
Your Working Committee on Organization met and based on that
meeting and subsequent discussions with individual members of the
Working Committee, I submit this report.
1. The Urban Coalition should mntinue its efforts toward assuring an equitable share of the benefits from the nation's economy
for the residents of our central cities. The Urban Coalition
should be responsive to but independent of the individual
elements of it. The Coalition should seek to facilitate the
implementation of policies developed by it and others and concurred in by the Coalition. Areas of substantive concern should
be education, employment, and housing, including related community
facilities and services. The Coalition should encourage the
formation of local coalitions to develop and implement plans for
the solution of community problems. The National Coalition,
through l ocal coalitions and by direct action, should support
policies to order private and public priorities to meet the
pressing and long neglected nee d s of the central cities.
2 . The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Coalition
and it may add to its number as it deems appropriate. The
Steering Committee shall select its chairman or co-chairmen from
its members and shall determine the substance of the areas o f the
Coalition activities , establish a budget and employ a National
Coordinator.
3. There shall be a Council of Local Coa litions . This Counci l
will be made up of two representatives from each local coalition
and it shall select two of its members to serve on the national
Steering Committee. The Council will serve in an advisory
capacity to the Steering Committee.
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4. Each member of the Steering Committee may designate an
individual to represent him on the Working Committee. The
Working Committee shall select a chairman or co-chairman from its
member~ and may establish committees as needed to oversee the
implementation of decisions by the Steering Committee, and prepare proposals for the consideration of the Steering Committee.
5. Areas of Coalition activity will be explored in depth by
task forces established by the Steering Committee and responsiple
to the Steering Committee.
6. The Coalition shall employ such staff as its budgeted resources
permit. The staff will be under the direction of a National
Coordinator who may be retained and serve at the pleasure of the
Steering Committee. The staff will provide services as necessary
to the Steering Committee, the Council of Local Coalitions, the
task forces and the Working Committee.
7. Staffing and funding should be planned on a one-year basis; and
prior to January l, 196~ a comprehensive review should be made to
asses progress toward the objectives of the Urban Coalition and
to make such recommendatioraas may be appropriate for its continuation.
�December 11, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Members of the Steering Committee
Urban Coalition
FROM:
John Gunther, U.S. Conference of Mayor s
Chairma n, Wor king Committee on Organization
SUBJECT:
The Urban Coalition in 1968
Your Working Committee on Orga ni zation met and based on that
meeting and subse quent discussions with individual members of the
Working Committee, I submit this report.
1. The Urban Coalition should mntinue its efforts toward assuring an equitable share o f the b e nefits from the nation's economy
for the r e side nts of our centr a l citie s. The Urba n Coalition
should b e responsive to but independe nt of the individual
eleme nts of it. The Coalition should seek to facilitate the
impleme ntation of policies developed by it and others and concurred in b y the Coalition. Areas of substa ntive conce rn should
be education, emp loyme nt, and h ousing , including relate d community
facili t i es and services . The Coa lition should encoura g e the
formation of local coalitions to develop and implement plans for
the solution of community problems. Thr-=; National Coalition,
through local coalitions and b y dire ct action, should supp ort
policie s to or d e r private and public prioritie s to mee t the
pressing and long n e gle cted n eeds o f the c e ntr a l citie s.
The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Coalition
and it may add to its number as it dee ms appr op riate. The
Steering Commi t tee shall s e l e ct its ch airman or co-chair me n from
its membe rs a n d sha ll de t e rmi n e the s ubstan ce of the a re as o f the
Coa l iti on a c t i v i ties , estab l i sh a budget and employ a Nationa l
Coordin ator .
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3. There sha ll b e a Council o f Lo cal Coa l iti ons . This Coun cil
will be made u p o f t wo representatives from each l o ca l c o a l ition
and it shal l se l ect two o f its members to serve on the nationa l
Steering Committee. The Council will serve in an advisory
capacity to the Steer ing Committee .
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4. Each member of the Ste ering Committee may designate an
individual to repr esent him on the Work ing Committee. The
Working Committee shall select a chair man or co-chairman from its
members, and may establish committees as needed to oversee the
implementation of decisions by the Steering Committee, and prepare proposals for the consideration of the Steering Committee.
5. Areas of Coa lition activity will be e x plored in depth by
task forces established by the Steering Committee and responsible
to the Steering Committee.
6. The Coalition sha ll employ such staff as its budgeted resources
permit. The staff will be under the direction of a National
Coordinator who may be retained and serve at the pleasure of the
Steering Committee. The staff will provide services as necessary
to the Steering Committee, the Council of Local Coalitions, the
task forces and the Working Committee.
7. Staffing and funding should be planned on a one-year basis; and
prior to January 1, 196~ a comprehensive review should be made to
asses progress toward the objectives of the Urban Coalition and
to make such recommendatioraas may be appropriate for its continuation.
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December 11, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Members of the Steering Committee
Urban Coalition
FROM:
John Gunther, U. S. Conference of Mayors
Chairman, Working Committee on Organization
SUBJECT:
T'ne Urban Coalition in 1968
Your Working Com.rnittee on Organi zation met and based on that
meeting and subsequent discussions with individual members of the
Working Committee, I submit this report.
1. The Urban Coalition should continue its efforts toward assuring an equitable share of the benefits fro m the nation's economy
for the residents of our central cities. The Urban Coalition
should be responsive to but independent of the individual
elements of it. The Coalition should seek to facilitate the
implementation of policies developed by it and others and concurred in by the Coalition. Areas of substantive concern should
be education, employment, and housing, including related community
facilities and services. The Coalition should encourage the
formation of local coalitions to develop and implement plans for
the solution of community problems. The National Coalition,
through local coalitions and by direct action, should support
policies to order private and public priorities to meet the
pressing and long neglected needs of the central cities.
2. The Stee ring Committee is the governing body of the Coalition
and it may add to its number as it deems appropriate. The
Steering Committee shall select its chairman or co-chairmen from
its members and shall determine the substance of the areas of the
Coalition activities, establish a budget and employ a National
Coordinator.
3. There shall be a Council of Local Coalitions. This Council
will be made u p of t wo representatives from each local coalition
and it shall select two of its members to serve on the national
Steering Committee . The Council will serve in an advisory
capacity to the Steering Committee .
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4. Each member of the Steer i n g Committ ee may designate an
individual to repr esent him on the Wor king Com.mittee. The
Working Committee shall select a chairman or co-chairman from its
members, and may establish committees as needed to oversee the
impleme ntation of decisions by the Steering Committee, and prepare proposals fo r the consideration of the Steering Committee.
·5. Areas of Coalition activity will be explored in depth by
task forces established by the Steering Committee and responsible
to the Steering Committee.
6. The Coalition sha ll employ such staff as its budgeted resources
permit. The staff will b e under the direction of a National
Coordinator who may be retained and serv e at the pleasure of the
Steering Committee. The staff will provide services as necessary
to the Steering Committee, the Council of Local Coalitions, the
task forces and the Working Committee.
7. Staffing and funding should be planned on a one-year basis; and
prior to Janu a ry l, 196~ a comprehensive review should be made to
asses progress toward the objectives of the Urban Coalition and
to make such recommendatiomas may be appropriate for its continuation.
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�December 11, 1967
.MEMORA1'TDUM
TO:
Members of the Steering Committee
Urban Coalition
FROM:
John Gunther, U. S. Conference of Mayors
Chairma n, Working Committee on Organization
SUBJECT:
The Urban Coalition in 1968
Your Working Committee on Organization met and based on that
meeting and subsequent discussions with individual members of the
Working Committee, I submit this report_.
1. The Urban Coalition should continue its efforts toward assuring an equitable shar e of the benefits from the nation's economy
for the re s idents of our central cities. The Urban Coalition
should be responsive to but independent of the individual
elements of it. The Coalition should seek to facilitate the
implementation of policies developed by it and others and concurred in by the Coalition. Area s of substantive concern should
be education, employme nt, and housing, including related community
faciliti e s and service s. The Coalition should encourage the
formation of local c8alitions to develop and implement plans for
the solution of communi~y problems. The National Coalition,
through local coalitions and by direct action, shoul§ support
policies to order private and public priorities to meet the
pressing and long n e gle cted needs of the central cities.
2. The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Coalition
and i t may add to its number as it deems appropriate. The
Steering Committee shall select its chairman or co-chairme n from
its me mber s and shall d e termine· the subs tance of the areas of the
Coaliti on activitie s, establish a budget and employ a National
Coor d i n ator .
3. There shall be a Council of Loca l Coa litions . This Council
will b e made u p of two r epresentative s f r om each loca l coa lition
and i t s h a ll se l ect two of its members to serve on the n ationa l
Steering Committ ee. The Coun c i l will serv e i n an a d vis ory
capacity to the Steering Committee.
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4. Each member of the Steering Committee may designate an
individual to repres ent him on the Working Committee. The
Working Committee shall select a chairman or co-chairman from its
memb er s, and may establish committees as needed to oversee the
implementation of decisions by the Ste ering Committee, and prepare proposals for the consider ation of the Steer ing Committee.
5. Areas of Coalition activity will be explored in depth by
task forces established by the Steering Committee and responsible
to the Steering Committee.
6. The Coal ition shall employ such staff as its budgeted resources
permit. The staff will be under the direction of a National
Coordinator who may be retained and serve at the pleasure of the
Steering Com.mittee. The staff will provide services as necessary
to the Steering Committee, the Council of Local Coalitions, the
task forc es and the Working Committee.
7. Staffing and funding should be planned on a one -year bas is; and
prior to January 1, 196~ a comprehensive review should be made to
asses progress towar d the objectives of the Urban Coalition and
to make such recommendatiorna s may b e appropriate for its continuation.
�December 11, 1967
MEMORAJ:I.J7)UM
TO:
Members of the Stee ring Committee
Urban Coalition
FROM:
John Gunthe r, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Chairma n, Wor king Committe e on 0-£gani z ation
SUBJECT:
The Urban Coa lition in 1968
Your Wor kin g Committee on Organization met and based on that
meeting and subsequent discussions with individual members of the
Working Committee, I submit this report.
1. The Urban Coalition should continue its efforts toward assuring an equitable share of the b e nefits from the nation's economy
for the r es ide nts of our centr al cities. The Urban Coalition
should be responsive to but independent of the individual
elements of it. The Coalition should seek to facilitate the
· implementation of policies develope d by it and others and concurred in b y the Coalition. Areas of substantive concern should
be education, emp loyme nt, and h o using, including relate d community
faciliti es and service s. The Coa lition should encour age the
formation of local coalitions to d e velop and implement plans for
the solution of community problems. ThP. National Coalition,
through local coalitions and by direct action, should support
policies to order private and public priorities to meet the
pressing and long negle cted n eeds o f the centra l cities.
2. The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Coalition
and it may add to its number as it deems appropriate. The
Steering Committee shall select its chairman or co-chairmen from
its membe r s and shall d e t e rmine the substance of the area s of the
Coaliti on activities , es t ablish a budge t and e mploy a National
Coor dina t or .
3. The re sha l l be a Council of Loca l Coalition s . This Council
will b e made u p o f t wo r epr esentatives fr om each loca l coa l i tion
and it sha ll se l e ct t wo o f i t s members to serve on the nat i o nal
Steering Committe e. The Council wi ll s e rve in an advisory
capacity t o the Steering Committee .
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4. Each member of the Stee ring Committee may designate an
individual to represe nt him on the Wor king Committee. The
Working Committee shall select a chairman or co-chairman from its
members, and may establish committees as needed to oversee the
implementation of decisions by the Steering Committee, and prepare proposals for the consideration of the Steering Committee.
5. Areas of Coalition activity will be explored in depth by
task forces established by the Steering Committee and responsible
to the Steering Committee.
6. The Coalition sha ll employ such staff as its budgeted resources
permit. The staff will b e under the direction of a National
Coordinator who may be retained and serve at the pleasure of the
Steering Committee. The staff will provide services as necessary
to the Steering Committee, the Council of Local Coalitions, the
task forces and the Working Committee.
7. Staffing and funding should b e planned on a one -yea r basis~ and
prior to January 1, 196~ a comprehensive review should be made to
asses progress toward the objectives of the Urban Coalition and
to make such recommendatioraas may be appropriate for its continuation.
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make a strong plea for job opportunities for all Americans through
a combination of private and public pr ograms. We though·c you would
be interested in comparing the President's statement with the goal
contained in the Urban Coalition's Statement of Principles adopted
at the Emergency Convocation:
Coalition Goal
The President
There are some half million
unemployed, hard-core unemployed,
in our principal cities. We just
have to go and find jobs for them .
I am going to cal l in the businessmen of America and say one of t wo
things have t o h appen: You have to
help me go out and find jobs for
these people, or we are going to
have to find jobs in the Government f or them and offer every one
of them a job. I think that is one
thing that cou ld be done .
I think
that will have to be done, as expensiv e as it is .
Government and business
must accept responsibility -to
provide all Americans with
opport unity to earn an adequate
income.
Private industry must
greatly accelerate its efforts
to recruit, train, and hire the
hard-core unemployed . When the
pr ivate sector is unable to provide employment to those who are
b oth able and willing to work,
then in a free society the
government must of n e c e ssity
assume the responsibility and act
as the employer of last resort or
must assure adequate i ncome for
those who are unable to work.
The pre ss interpr eted the President's sta tement as an important new
p o licy p o s ition on the gover nment's r esponsibilit y . At a press conference the f ollowing day, Rep . Carl D. Perkins (Ky. ), chairman of the
House Educ ation a n d Labor Committee said he would s uppor t whatever
bill i n the field o f employment the Pres i d ent sen d s to Congr e s s next
year.
Providing jobs for tho s e wh o c a n't find private employment, he
said, "is the proper r ole f or g ov ernment".
EDUCATI ONAL DIS PARI TIES
Despite bad weather that clo sed the Detroit airport for s e vera l hours
on December 18, seven members o f the Educational Disparities Ta s k
Force were able to get tog ether for a schedu led meeting. They held
a spirited discussion of t h e problems which exist in thi s a r e a a n d
began concentration on tho s e which they felt the Coalition could
effectively combat. The Ta sk Force will meet again at 2:30 p.m. on
January 8 at the Mayflower Ho tel in Washington.
LOCAL COALITIONS
Encouragement and assistance in the formation of local urban coalitions continues to receive high priority. During December Washington
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D. C., Boston, Baltimore, Plainfield , N. J., Stanford and Bridgeport,
Connecticut announced plans for local coalitions.
Washington Mayor Walter E . Washington said in a public announcement
that citizens have called for the o r ganization of a local coalition
"in terms of urgency" generated by the August Emergency Convocation.
He emphasized that the local effort must have the support and participation of the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.
The nex t regional mobilization conference will be held in New York
City on January 12 -- at New York University ' s Loeb Center.
EQUAL HOUSING
Plans are in progress for a National Action Session on Equal Housing
Opportunities to be held in Chicago at the Conrad Hilton Hotel on
January 18. The Task Force has concentrated on the completion of
program development papers.
COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC SUPPORT
Two we ll-i llu str ated publications a r e in the wor ks and will soon be
ma iled to thos e int e r ested in t h e wo rk of the Coalition . The first
is a r e p o rt, inc l uding the tex ts of major addresses , on the Mobili z at ion Confe rence hel d in Chicago o n October 17 . The second will be
a similar publicatio n r e p o r tin g on the Privat e Emp l oyme nt Co nfere n ce
h eld in Atlanta o n De c e mbe r 1 3.
HOUSING, RECONSTRUCTI ON AND INVESTMENT
Progre ss cont i nued o n the ma jor wo rking pape r being prepa r e d by t he
Task Force as a guide for t h e Coalition in the deve lopme nt o f a
long-ra n ge pr o gr am .
STEERING COMMITTEE
Unavoidab le schedu l i ng pr oble ms for sever a l o f t he principals on the
S te e r ing Committee r e su lted in a p o stponement of t h e meeting sche duled
fo r De c ember 18 in De troit t o J anuar y 8 in Washington , D. C. The
mee t ing wi ll beg in at 7:3 0 p.m. in t he Mayf l ower Hotel .
�STATEMENT ON THE OPENING OF CONGRESS
by
The Urban Coali t ion
Janu ary 12 , 1968
As the new year begins and the second session of the 90th
Congress convenes , The Urban Coalition reaffirms its call for recor,nition
of the compellin g ne e ds of the people of ou r nation's cities and for
imme diate and positive action to meet those needs,
No lon ger can this
country tolera te the serious unemployment , housing deficiencies, educat ional dispar i tie s and urban decay which pl ague ur b an America .
The Urban
Co a lit i on c a ll s upon Ameri c an citi ze n s to ins i st that this session of
Congres s e n a c t t he l egi sl ati on n e ce s sary t o res to r e health to our cit i es,
The n ati on can ~o l on ger i gnore t he in t o l erable cond it ions of
life whi ch cripp l e t oo many of our f e llow citizen s and induce t he widespread di s content and d i .s orde r wh i ch have erupte d year a ft er year, warning Americ a th a t i t is not me eting its re sponsibilities t o its own peop l e.
The Urban Coalition, b r oa dly re pres ent ative of American busi ne s s , l ab or , re li gion , c i vil r i gh t s and loca l government, pl e dr,es its
fi rm and con tinued s upport f o r a re-ordering of nat ion al prio r ities and
a commi tment o f nation al re s our ce s equal to mee ti ng t he s e r e s pons i bilities .
The substantial number of communities forming counterpart Urban Coal it ion s
all over the country is strong evidence that the ci tizens of our urban
areas share the Urban Coalition's concern and its commitment.
With the
commitment of its citizens this nation has the capacity now to resolve its
urban problems o
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N.
w.
Washington, D . C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
January 12, 1968
NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT
At a meeting in Washington the night of January 8, the CoalitiDn
Steering Committee authorized the creation of an Executive Committee
and charged i t with the responsibility for making an early recommendation on a permanent organizational structure for the Coalition.
The 15-man Executive Committee will be composed of representatives
of all groups active in the Coalition. Membership will be allocated
as follows:
labor, civil rights, city government--two each; church
groups--three; business--four. The Co-Chairmen of the Steering
Committee will also serve on the Executive Committee.
Each group will select its own representatives for the Executive
Committee, subject only to the condition that each person selected
must agree with Coalition support of a three-point set of principles:
(1)
What the private sector can do on its own;
(2)
What the private sector can do in concert 'With government.
(3)
What the government must do to meet needs beyond
the reach of private efforts.
LOCAL COALITIONS
The Task Force
Committee that
the proce ss o f
and that there
on Local Coalitions r eported to the Steering
local coalitions h ave been organized, or are in
b e ing organized, in 2 7 citie s (see attached list)
i s acti v e i nterest in 16 other cities.
Steering Committee Co- Chair ma n Andrew Heiskell commented:
"I
find it e x t remely encour aging that a ll sections of the country
are r epre sen t ed i n the list. Thi s i s real pr ogr ess. We rave
fe l t all a l ong t hat the dev e lopment o f stro n g local g r oups is
of prime i mp ortance. "
Indicative of the g e o graphic s pread of l o ca l c oalition s was t wo
trips made during the week by the National Coord inator s t o meet
with local groups. John Feild went to Fresno, California, Ron
Linton to Bridgeport, Connecticut.
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
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On Friday, some 350 representatives from 82 cities in 21 states
met in New York City for the third in the series of meetings on
Mobilizing Local Coalitions. The interest was high, the speakers
were excellent, and the overall staff consensus was that it was
the best meeting held to date.
Speakers included Co-Chairman Andrew Heiskell, the Most Rev. John
J. Maguire, Administrator of the Archdiocese of New York, Equitable
Life Assurance Society Board Chairman James F. Oates, Jr., Rabbi
Joseph P. Sternstein, Christian A. Herter, Jr. Chairman of the New
York City Coalition, Mayor John Lindsay, Dr. Edler G. Hawkins, AFL-CIO Legislative Representative Ray Denison, and National Urban
League Executive Director Whitney M. Young, Jr.
LEGISLATION
The Steering Committee authorized the release of a strong statement
of legislative goals of the Coalition to coincide with the opening
of the new session of Congress (see attachment).
The Washington Post commented in its Sunday edition: Much of the
impetus for any crisis legislation will come from the civicbusiness-labor-and civil rights forces organized as The Urban
Coalition, which yesterday warned Congress that "the hour is late."
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The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington , D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
December 8, 1967
Dear Friend:
We have learned that the Plans for Progress is holding a
National Conference on Employment for major employers in
Washington, D. c. on January 24, 1968, the same date as
our Midwestern Regional Conference on Expanding Employment
Opportunities.
Since many of the same persons would be involved in both
conferences, we have agreed to reschedule our Kansas City
conference from January 24, 1968, to February 21, 1968.
We expect to forward further details on the program in
the future .
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National Coordinator
Ron M. Linton
National Coordinator
National Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M . Linton
Telephone 293-1530
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We call upon the Conf,ress, the Administration and the nation
to move without delay on urban programs,
The Administration's Open
Housing legislation should be enacted into law now,
Definite steps should be taken now to assure government-f-enerated employment to every citizen able and willing to work but unable to
find private employment,
The Administration's Safe Streets and Crime Control Act and
Juvenile Delinquency amendments were drastically altered in the House of
Representatives last year to channel the programs and funds through a
state pl anninp, and allocation proce ss which would delay and frustrate
their effectiveness,
The original Administration version of these bills
should be pas sed by the Sen a t e so a s to mount an efficient and effective
attack on the root cause s of violence , crime and delinquency coupled
with the development of impr oved local law enforcement,
A supplementar y appropri at ion bill should be immediately introduced and enacted to f und f ully the Pr e s ident's anti- pove rtv pro p.rams as
authorize d for this f i sca l year,
Programs f or l ow and moderate income hous i ng, ur ban de ve lopment,
model cities, mass transportation and community facilities should be
extended, expanded and adequately funded now.
The repressive welfare program amendments enacted last year,
penalizing children born into one- parent homes and Ahifting the financinp.
burden to local government, should be r epealed immediately.
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We know these legislative aims are more easily stated than
accomplished.
But we also know the needs are massive and urgent, and
the hour is late.
We pledge our full support for the le~islative
action required and ask the help of Congress and the nation.
Andrew Heiskell
Co-Chairman, The Urban Coalition
Chairman of the Board, Time Inc.
A. Philip Randolph
Co-Chairman, The Urban Coalition
Vice President, AFL-CIO
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Federal Bar B11ilding West/ 1819 H Street. N. W. Wash ington. D. C. / 20006
St eerin_g__ Co m m itte e Co-chairm en : Ano'rew He i.:;k ell / A. Phiiip Randolph
December 11, 1967
IMPORTANT NOTICE
TO:
FROM:
Members of the Steering Committee
Steering Committee Co-Chairmen
The location of the December 18th Steering Committee
meeting has been changed from thJ Veterans Memorial
Building to the Detroit Art Institute, 5200 Woodward
Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
Please use the Farnsworth
Street entrance to the building.
As originally plann ~d, the meeting will commence at
4:00 pm, and will be followed by a reception and a
dinner hosted by Mayor Cavanagh, at the Detroit Art
Institute.
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 - 1530
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Sleering___Commiltee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskeil / A. Phi.',:o Randolph
December 8, 1967
NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT
This week's report consists of the following schedule of
coalition activities, the rosters of two Task Forces which
have now rounded out their membership and the enclosed
material on the New York Coalition and the December 18th
Meeting of the Steering Committee.
DECEMBER
Steering Committee Meeting
Detroit
Task Force on Educational
Disparities Meeting
Detroit
Tuesday, the 19th: Ad Hoc Committee on Urban
Economic Council
Detroit
Monday, the 18th:
JAJ.'1UARY
Wednesday, the 10th:
Task Force on Communications
Luncheon
New York City
Friday, the 12th:
Task Force on Local Coalitions
Eastern Regional Conference
New York City
Wednesday, the 17th:
Task Force on Private Employment
Western Regional Conference
Phoenix, Ariz.
Thursday, the 18th:
Task Force on Equal Housing
Opportunities: National
Action Conference
Chicago, Ill.
Monday, the 29th:
(TENTATIVE)
Council of Urban Coalitions
Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, the 30th :
Steering Committee Meeting
Washington, D.C.
Private Employment Task Force
Mid-Western Regional Conference
Kansas City, Mo.
FEBRUARY
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Wednesday, the 21st:
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National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
�TASK FORCE ON EDUCATIONAL DISPARITIES
CO-CHAIRMEN:
Roy Ash
Roy Wilkins
Arthur Fleming
MEMBERS
Walter Davis
Director of Education
AFL-CIO
Washington, D.C.
Edward Hodges
Michigan Bell Telephone Company
Detroit, Michigan
Dr. Francis Ke ppel
General Learning Corp.
New York, New York
Dr. Paul Briggs
Superintendent of Schools
Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. James Redmond
Superintendent of Schools
Chicago, Illinois
Dr . Arthu r Johns on
As soc. Superinte nde nt o f Schools
Detroit, Michigan
Dr. Steven Wright
President, Negro College Fund
New York, New York
Dr. Charles Brown
Superintendent of Schools
Newton, Mass.
Dr. Elliott Shapiro
Ass't Superintendent of Schools
New York, New York
William Saltonstall
Ft. Rodman Job Corps
New Bedford, Mass.
Vernon R. Alde n
President, Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Thomas H. Eliot
Chance llor , Was hington Univers ity
St . Lou is , Missou r i
Buell Gallaghe r
President , City College
New York , New York
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TASK FORCE ON HOUSING, RECONSTRUCTION, AND INVESTMENT
CO-CHAIRMEN:
Walter Reuther
Joseph D. Keenan
David Rockefeller
MEMBERS
Frank E. Mackle
Mackle Builders
Miami, Florida
Gene Brewer
President
U.S. Plywood-Champion Paper
New York, New York
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
I.B.M.
Armonk Village, New York
Rudolph Peterson
President
Bank of America
National Trust and Saving Assn.
San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. George H. Weyerhoeuser
President
Weyerhoeuser Company
Tocoma, Washington
Donald C. Burnham
President
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
James Felt
James Felt & Company
New York, New York
Paul Ylivisaker
Commissioner
Department of Community Affairs
Trenton, New Jersey
James Rouse
· President
Rouse Company
Baltimore, Md.
Honorable John Collins
Mayor of the City of Boston
Honorable Jerome Cavanagh
Mayor of the City of Detroit
Bayard Rustin
Executive Director
A. Philip Randolph Institute
New York, New York
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NEW YORK COALITION TO UNDERTAKE
IMAGINATIVE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM
Mayor John Lindsay announced last week an imaginative new
program to be launched by the New York Coalition with the
financial backing of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey.
Under the $125,000 Standard Oil grant, the city's Police
Department will train men and women from poverty areas for
career employment in the private sector. The approximately
50 trainees will perform civilian work in the Department
during half of their work time and attend school the other
half.
They will be paid about $60 a week during the sixmonths training period.
Calling the new endeavor an "experimental program", the
Mayor said "I am delighted that Standard Oil (New Jersey)
has made this project possible.
It is an excellent example
of cooperation between the private and public sectors."
Milo Brisco, a vice president and board member of Standard
Oil (New Jersey) and the company's representative on the
New York Coalition, joined the mayor in making the announcement.
They said the new program, the first to be undertaken by the
New York Coalition, was developed by Police Commissioner
Howard R. Leary and the company..
7he Mayor said the program is not intended to prepare trainees
for employment with city government, but is aimed at preparing
them to qualify for jobs in the general employment market.
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STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
December 18, 1967
PROPOSED AGENDA
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
Minutes of previous meeting
Administrative and Financial report
Report of Organization Committee
Report of Committee on Budget and Finance
Report of Task Forces
- _-Loe_ - _Ca.a:-1.ition s
--Private Employment
--Equal Housing Opportunities
--Educational Disparities
--Housing, Reconstruction, and Investment
--Legislation--Policy Statement for 1968
--Communications
�December 11, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Members of the Steering Committee
Urban Coalition
FROM:
John Gunther, U.S. Conference of Mayors
Chairman, Work ing Committee on Organization
SUBJECT :
The Urban Coalition in 1968
Your Working Committee on Organization met and based on that
meeting and subsequent discussions with individual members of the
Working Committee, I submit this report.
1. The Urban Coalition should mntinue its efforts toward assuring an e quitable share of the benefits from the nation's economy
for the residents of our central citi es. The .Urban Coalition
should ·b e respons i ve to bu:c. independent of the individual
element s of it. The Coalition should seek to facilitate the
implemen tation of policies developed by it and others and concurred i n by the Coalition. Areas of substantive conce rn should
be educa tion, employment, and housing, including related community
facili tie s and services. The Coalition should encourage the
format i on of local coalitions to develop and implement plans for
the solu tion o f communi.t-:, problems . The National Coalition,
through local coalitions and by direct action, should support
polic ies to order private and public priorities to me et the
press i n g and long neglected needs of the centra l cities .
2. The Steer ing Committee is the gover ning body of the Coalition
and i t ma y a dd to its number as i t deems appr opr iate . The
Stee rin g Committe e shall select its cha i r man or c o -chair men fr om
its member s and s h all determine the substance of the areas o f the
Co aliti on activ itie s, e s t abl i sh a b udget and employ a Nationa l
Coordinator.
3. There shall be a Counci l o f Lo cal Coalitions. This Council
will be made up of two representatives from each local coalition
and i t shall selec t two o f its members to ser ve on the national
Steer i n g Committee. The Council will ser ve in an advisor y
c apacity to t he Steer ing Committee .
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4. Each member of the Steering Committee may designate an
individual to represent him on the Working Committee. The
Working Committee shall select a chairman or co-chairman from its
members, and may establish committees as needed to oversee the
implementation of decisions by the Steering Committee, and prepare proposals for the consideration of the Steering Committee.
5. Areas of Coalition activity will be explored in depth by
task forces established by the Steering Committee and responsible
to the Steering Committee.
6. The Coalition shall employ such staff as its budgeted resources
permit. The staff will be under the direction of a National
Coordinator who may be retained and serve at the pleasure of the
Steering Committee. The staff will provide services as necessary
to the Steering Committee, the Council of Local Coalitions, the
task forces and the Working Committee.
7. Staffing and funding should be planned on a one-year basis; and
prior to January l, 196~ a comprehensive review should be made to
asses progress toward the objectives of the Urban Coalition and
to make such recommendatiorsas may be appropriate for its continuation.
�December 18, 1967
Report of the Committee on Budget and Finance
The Committee has reviewed the financial report for the Coalition's
activities from July 31, 1967 through November 30, 1967. A copy
of the report is attached.
It appears that the experience of the
first four months of operations has produced a substantial degree
of organization approximately within the projected budget approved
by the Steering Committee on August 23. The Committee notes that
the current and projected level of activity through January 31,
1968 will require the fulfillment of the outstanding pledges.
The Committee recommends that the Coalition extend its interim
budget for an additional three months through April 30, 1968 at a
level of at least $50,000 to enable the Coalition and its Task
Forces to complete its organizational phase.
Looking beyond this, the Committee believes that the future annual
budget can only be determined after the Steering Committee has
determined the scope of its program. The projected budget for
operations developed by the staff appears reasonable and can be
increased or decreased based upon the Steering Committee actions
during the next several months · as the organizational phase is
completed.
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MINUTES OF THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCE
DECEMBER 7, 1967
New York City, N. Y.
The Committee met in New York City at 2 East 37th Street at
2 P.M., December 7, 1967.
Present were Mr. Asa Spaulding,
Chairman, and Mr. Theodore Schlesinger. Mayor Jerome Cavanagh
was unable to attend because of severe weather. Staff members
present included Mr. Ron Linton, Mr. John Feild and Mr. Alfred
Eisenpreis. The Chairman opened the meeting by asking for a
general review of the progress being made by the Coalition and
the public response to its efforts. The staff and the Committee
then discussed recent activities of the Task Forces on Local
Coalitions, Private Employment, Communications and Housing.
In reviewing the financial report the question was raised concerning the status of the unpaid pledges and the likelihood of their
being received. The staff reported that while there had been
some delay, the outlook appeared favorable and it was hoped that
the projected income would b e realized by the end of January.
Mr. Schlesinge~ asked for clarification regarding the relationship between the Urban Coalition and Urban America and the staff
reported that they were now completely separate organizations
although the earlier relationship had been one of close cooperation between Urban America, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and
the National League of Cities in bringing the Coalition into being.
The Committee nex t turned to the question of future organization
in order to evaluate the tentative future budget prepared by th~
staff. The staff reported on the current discussions, concerning
futur e organization and indicated that major decisions would have
to be made b y the Steering Committee con cer n i ng this in the
immediate futu r e.
In view of this , Mr . Sch lesin ger pr oposed and
Mr. Sp a ulding agreed that it would be mor e appropr iate fo r the
Committ e e at th i s stage to r e c omme n d a n i n t e rim b u dge t t han to
atte mp t a ny r e c omme n dat i ons c on cern i n g a n annua l b udge t.
Accor d ingly, the c ommi ttee a gr e e d t o recommend t o the Steering
Committee a n interim budge t f or a thre e month perio d b e y o nd
January 3 1 at a mi n imum l e v e l o f $5 0 , 00 0 with the same controls
and pro c e dures guiding the operations in order that the Coalition
may complete its further organization during this period . This
will enable the Steering Conunittee to take into account the
recommendations of the various Task Forces and to make som3 judgments concerning the scope of the program .
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The committee indicated it could comment that the projected
·budget prepared by the staff appeared to be reasonable, and could
be adjusted upward or downward depending upon the decisions made
by the Steering Committee concerning organization.
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December 1, 1967
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· FINANCIAL REPORT*
Accounts Payable as of 11/30/67
Bills
$9,129.78
Urban America
5,316.12
Petty Cash
251. 66
$14,697.56
Funds Obligated through 1/31/68
7,141.69
Funds Exp e nded through ll/30/6i
71,398.08
Project ed Expenses, 12/1/67--1/31/68
35,972.05
$129,210.27
Donations Receive d as of 11/30/67
$50,325.05
Pledges Due by 1/31/68
74,000.00
$12 4 ,325.05
- "$
4,885.22
CASH FLOW REPORT
Cash Re c eived a s
of 1 1/ 30/67
Cash Borrowe d
Urban America
$ 4 ,765.00
U. S . Confe r e nce
of Mayo rs
16 ,64 6 . 19
$50,3 25. 0 5
Funds Exp ended
Cash o n Han d
338 .16
21, 4 11.1 9
$7 1 ,736 . 24
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$71 , 398.08
~Transfer of fund s between U.S. Co nference of Mayor s , Ur b an
America and The Urban Coalition is undergoing audit.
$7 1 ,736 . 24
�FINANCIAL REPORT, PART II
Approved Budget
$ 56,000
$ 18,500
$4,600
3,600
600
1,200
1,500
250
5,200
50
17,000
$
8,500
$100,000
Projected Expenses
through 1/31/67
$28,972.29 :
$21,629.94
$50,602.23
+ $5,397.77
$ 6,700.00
$13,419.25
+ $5,080.75
Salaries (including part
time & temporary help)
$3,000
8,000
2,500
5,000
$
Item
Expenditures through,
11/30/67 (including
Accounts Payable)
Program Ex2enses
Conferences & Meetings $ 948.30


. r 700.00


Publications & Printing l,C38.40
1,500.00
Mailings
2,E08.95
2,500.00
Consultant Fees
2 ,123.60
2,000.00
TOTAL
$ 6,719.25
Toial of Expenditures & Projected
Expenses
Difference
L
02erating Ex2enses
Office Rent
Furniture Rental
Equipment Rental
Telephone & Telegraph
Office Supplies
Insurance
Travel
Subscriptions
TOTAL
$3,195.00
3,295.62
327 .13
2,433.22
1,892.54
454.00
6,510.78
74.55
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1,065.00
900.00
204.69
2,400.00
700.00
9,500.00
15.00
$18,182.84
$14,784.69
$32,967.53
-$15,967. 5 3
August Convocation
$25,829.08
-$17,329. 08
Undistributed Ex2enses
$ 6,392.18*
-$ 6,392.18
$81,629.59
$43,114.63
$124,744.22
-$29,210 . 27


Accounts Payable not yet posted and fund transfers being audited.


�December l, 1967
PROPOSED BUDGET
Budget
Budget
9/1/67 - 1/31/68
2/1/68 - 4/30/68
Personnel
Salaries (full time)
Part-time and
Consultants
$56,000
$27,000
6,000
$33,000
Program Expenses
2 3, 700
$3,000
8,000
2,500
5,000
5,200
Conferences & Meetings
Publications & Printing
Mailings
Consultant fees
Travel
$ l, 000 .
2,250
3,600
3,000
9,850
$ 2,230
645
306
3,600
1,000
250
50
8,081
Operating Expenses
11,800
8,500
$100,000
$4,600
3,600
600
1,200
1,500
250
50
Office Rent
Furniture
Equipment
Telephone & Telegraph
Office Supplies
Insurance
Subscriptions
Convocation
$50, ,9 31

�The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West /1819HStreet, N.W. Washington , D. c. /20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
December 15, 1967
Dear Friend:
You are cordially invited to attend a one-day planning conference on mobilization of local coalitions to be held in
New York City at Loeb Student Center of New York University on
January 12, 1968.
This is the third of a series of three regional conferences
the Coalition is holding in response to requests from local
community leadership across the country for assistance in
organizing and programming local action counterparts to the
national Urban Coalition. Leadership delegations from cities
throughout the eastern part of the United States are expe cted
to attend and participate in this meeting.
While the major portion of the meeting will be devoted to
workshop sessions dealing with the organization and prog rammi ng of local coalition efforts, we will have pertinent
a ddresses fr om not only the se ss ion ho s t, May o r John V. Lindsay ,
but national leaders from business, labor, religion and civil
rights.
We wil l send y ou a program announceme nt shortly and will look
forwa r d to see ing y ou in New York on Janua r y 1 2th.
Cord ially ,
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Andrew Heiskell
Co- cha irma n
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Phiiip ' Rando lph , /
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Co- ch ai rma n
National Coordinators : John <=e,ld / Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
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The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N.
w. Washington,
D. C. / 20006
Steering <;ommittee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
November 15, 1967
Dear Steering Committee Member:
At the last meeting of the Steering Committee, it was
suggested that the Coalition should seriously consider
taking a position in opposition to several of the Social
Security Amendments already approved by the House of
Representatives and now being considered by the Senate.
It was suggested that the House Amendments were not only
contrary to general and accepted standards of welfare aid
and the trend toward raising those standards; but the
Amendments, if passed, would result in local governments
having to assume an increased share of the costs of the
total welfare load.
The Steering Committee decided that an analysis should be
made of the problem and the House's position and distributed to the members. This has been accomplished and a
Fact Sheet and an analysis are enclosed.
We have reviewed the Fact Sheet and analysis and concur
with the Legislative Committee's estimate of the House
amendments as being essentially negative in nature.
Testimony before the Hous e Ways and Means Committee makes
it clear that segments of the Nation are anxious to reverse
the increase in the number of children receiving aid.
However, this concern dealt with approaching the problem at
the cause s rather than limiting the aid.
The main ob jective of Social Security Amendments as
o r iginally introduced was to move families toward financial
inde p e ndence. The Aid to Familie s with Dependent Chi l dren
Program was designe d to k e ep families toge ther . We
b e lie v e the r e s trictions impos e d by the House bill a re
directly contrary to these two goals.
N ational Coordinators : John Feil d / Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
�Steering Committee - November 15, 1967
Page Two
We recommend that the Coalition oppose the House Amendments. Until the Coalition can take formal action on our
recommendations, we urge you as an individual to take
whatever steps you can to oppose the House Amendments.
The Senate Finance Committee has ordered reported its
version of the Social Security Bill, an analysis of which
will be sent to you as soon as it can be made available.
Sincerely,
Richard J. Daley
John V. Lindsay
A. Philip Randolph
�Prepared by Professor Winifred Bell
ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC WELFARE PROVISIONS
of
HR 12080
The public welfare provisions of H.R. 12080 are intended, according to the House Ways and Means Committee Report {House Report #544),
to reduce welfare rolls by encouraging self-support and by reducing
the incidence of illegiti~acy. The Bill is a marked departure from
the Administration Bill, H.R. 5710, which began a modest· move toward
implementing the recommendations of the 1966 Public Welfare Advisory
Council, "Having the Power, We Have the Duty."*
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The major provisions of H.R. 12080 can be divided into the following
areas:
WORK PROVISIONS
In order to receive federal matching funds for AFDC, state agencies
(1) must require that out-of-school youth over 16 and all adults in
AFDC families register for employment and accept any bona fide
offer of work that they are able to "engage in," even if wages fall
below legal minimums; (2) must investigate the employability of
every individual in the AFDC caseload at least once yearly; (3) must
provide community work and training programs {Section 409 of the
Social Security Act, as amended in 1962) throughout the state; and
(4) must require that out-of-school youth and adults in AFDC
families participate in such work and training programs when employment is not avai lable.
Penalties for refusal to work or en a e in trainin
without due cause:
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AFDC payments may be denied or suspended, o r (2) payments may continue in behalf of children
only {i.e. no payments to adults) if {a) they are paid to
an "interes ted party" who will assure that money is spent
only in behalf o f children; or {b) they are converted to
vendor rather than cash payments. Some experts interpret
the Bill to mean that "refusal to work" is synonymous with
child neglect, and that juvenile courts might be p r essur ed
to use this as the sole reason f o r a finding of neglect ,
which in turn, would result in the child's removal from
home. This is not what the Bill says, but experience with
public assistance laws and regulations shows that they are
exploited in some jurisdictions to control fami lies through
threat of separation .


The major recommendations of the Advisory Council Report:


(1) extend aid to all needy persons, irrespective of family
composition, employment, etc. through one program; (2) set a
national standard of assistance, adjusted only to reflect regional variations in consumer price indexes; (3) establish a
legally enforceable right to certain basic social services;
(4) finance the program by establishing a reasonable and equitable state share yearly, and meeting all other costs through
federal funds.
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Safeguards:
(1) for the first time, HEW has responsibility
for defining when an adult "is available" for employment,
i.e . HEW must set standards (e . g. health, child care arrangements, etc.) for determining who is employable; (2) day care
for children must be assured for employed AFDC mothers or
those in training programs .
(Federal standards for day care
are provided).
(3) 30 day emergency assistance can be provided when assistance is denied .
Relevant facts: A number of states require that assistance
be denied or discontinued whenever employment is available,
and some others deny aid to ~mployable people whether or not
work is available in the area. These provisions are particularly geared toward seasonal labor . The practive of encouraging AFDC mothers to work is widespread, and aid has always
been denied in some jurisdictions when welfare workers consider the adult caretaker of children employable. Experience
to date with work and training programs provides evidence
that many older AFDC youth and adults are not readily employable (about 80 percent), and that to make labor force participation feasible, considerable dental, medical and social
services, basic education, and job training are necessary.
Day care is in very short supply in the U. S., and it is unlikely that such services can be organized sufficiently
promptly to protect children if mothers are quickly forced
into work or training. One important chronic reason for high
relief rolls is the scarcity of unskilled jobs, so it is
possible that H. R. 12080 can only accomplish its self-support
goals if the federal government also embarks on a full employment policy, a public works program, or their equivalent.
Only 12 states now have statewide community work and training
programs, and there is evidence that many states will have
difficulty organizing effective statewide programs quickly.
ILLEGITIMACY
H. R. 12080 intends to reduce the incidence o f illegitimacy by
(1) reducing the coverage of absent parent families by AFDC (see
p.5 for detailed discussion); (2) encouraging the removal of
children from neglectful homes (illegitimacy is cited as particular evidence of neglect; (3) e x tending the circumstances in
which foster home care can be reimbursed from federal funds, and
increasing federal matching rates; and (4) requiring states to
provide statewide family planning services to be brought to the
attention of all AFDC mothers or mothers likely to become el igible
for AFDC.
Safeguards:
planning.
Mothers are not to be forced to accept family
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Relevant facts:
The proportion of illegitimate children
receiving AFDC is estimated at about 20 percent and has
increased in recent years, from 14 percent in 1959. All
states have protective statutes in which neglect is defined
to include promiscuity and other immoral behavior of parents.
Courts have insisted, typically, that a finding of neglect
rests upon tangible evidence of gross neglect, and seldom
view out-of-wedlock births as sufficient alone. Foster home
care is expensive, and at present states pay most of the
cost. They have long urged federal participation in these
costs. At present, only 26 states have AFDC-foster care
programs, covering only 7,900 children. Longitudinal
studies show that when families are broken up by the removal of children or the imprisonment of parents for neglect,
the majority do not reunite, partially because of the scarcity
of social workers to help in the process. The majority of
illegitimate children are supported privately, and there is
no factual evidence that treating AFDC children as a special
group could reduce the overall incidence of illegitimacy; nor
is there any evidence that threatening to deny aid or to
remove children, or carrying out the threat, reduces the
incidence of illegitimacy.
AFDC-UP (UNEMPLOYED PARENTS PROGRAM}
H.R . 12080 establishes a federal definition of "unemployed parent" ,
which was previously the province of states . It includes only
fathers, · requires a significant attachment to the labor force ,
imposes a waiting period of 30 days before unemployed fathers
could apply for assistance for their families , and e x cludes all
famil i es receiving unemployment compensation.
Relevant facts:
This definition would cause a cut-back in
the caseload of all 22 state AFDC - UP p r ograms now in e x istence . At p r esent AFDC covers only about 1/5 of the families
b e low the pov e r t y line of $3 , 400 fo r an u r ban fam i l y o f
fou r. Th e 1966 Pu b lic Welfare Advi sory Council Repo r t
s u ggested e x panding cov e r age to all needy families , irre spec t ive o f emp l o yme nt. H. R. 57 1 0 , t h e Administr ation Bill
r e c omme nded mer e ly tha t AFDC- UP be made p e r manen t .
NON- SUPPORT PROVISI ONS
H.R . 12 0 80 requires that s tate a genci e s o rganize and i mplement
programs t o establish p a t e rnity o f illegitima t e childre n and
secure support from the ir fath e rs, a nd impleme nt programs to
secure support from fathers of abandoned childre n in whose
behalf an AFDC grant is sought or given. To this end, federal
public welfare funds are to b e us e d to match the costs of n e cessary law enforcement and court services.
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Relevant facts: States have previously been required to
notify law enforcement officials whenever aid was requested
in behalf of an abandoned child. Previously, public welfare
funds have not been available to match the costs of law
enforcement agencies or courts, nor has HEW felt it proper
for public welfare agencies to take over law enforcement
responsibilities. However, welfare workers have always
been responsible for verifying and investigating the ability
of relatives to support famil~es applying for or receiving
AFDC, and this task commonly preoccupies a large share of
the workers' time. Vigorous law enforcement does increase
support payments; it also discourages families from applying
for public aid; and it puts an additional emotional strain
on families already severely pressured from many directions.
WORK INCENTIVES
H.R. 12080 requires that all states disregard all earnings of
AFDC youth under 16 years of age, part-time earnings of school
youth between 16 and 21, and the first $30, as well as 1/3 of
the remaining portion of monthly earnings of adults, whenever
agencies are determining the size of the grant for eligible
families.
Relevant facts: Both the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary
Education Act) and the EOA provide that for persons engaged
in projects funded under those Acts, and also receiving
public assistance, the first $85 plus one- half of the excess
over $85 monthly shall be disregarded for purposes of determining eligibility for public assistance. H.R. 5710 provided
for "disregarding" $50 monthly of the earnings of children and
adults, subject to a family maximum of $150 monthly. Even
with this more generous amount, there is an incentive for
AFDC families to engage in ESEA or EOA projects rather than
to enter the regular labor force.
Incentives of this type have proven effective in enabling a nd
encouraging employment. The disregarding of earned income
provision in H.R. 12080 is applicable only to persons who
already are rece iving assistance. Thus, applicants who went
to work before appiying for as sistance have all of their
income and resources taken into account, while families who
have a member who goes t o work from the assistance rolls
have their earned income disregarded in the stated amounts.
It is, therefore likely, that the provisions could discourage
work among potential applicants for AFDC, thus serving to
increase the caseload in two ways.
�(5)
SOCIAL SERVICES
H.R. 12080 transfers child welfare services in behalf of AFDC
families or families likely to need AFDC from Title V to Title
IV of the Social Security Act, and requires that state agencies
establish family planning and day care programs, as well as other
services intended to enhance the capacity for self-support and
to reduce the incidence of illegitimacy. Until July 1, 1969,·
the Bill increases federal matching rates for such services from
75 to 85 percent. Services may be organized by public welfare
or purchased from voluntary and other agencies, and still receive
federal matching.
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Advantages: While cost accounting problems will be legion,
transferring such services to Title IV (when they are provided to AFDC families or those l i kely to need AFDC) greatly
increa ses f e deral funds for statewide social service s, s i nce
Title IV grants-in-aid are open-ended and have more generous
matching features. However, this change will result in more
services only if states are willing and able to raise their
share of the cost initially, and since H.R. 12080 i mposes
othe r financial burdens on the states, they may not locate
fund s fo r this purpose . Purchase of s e rvice s has t he p o t ential for bringing a much wide r scope of quality s e rvice s to
very poor families, assuming states can afford to meet the
initial cost .
Da nger s : Associating social s e r v i ces and financial aid
i ncreases the l ikelihood that servic e s wi ll be us e d t o
con t r o l fami l ies , f o r c e t h e m i n t o t h e l a bor mark et, etc .
rather in the wide varie t y of cons t ructive ways they a re
i ntended for.
In August 1967 HEW announced a reorgani z a t ion
which s e para ted assistance payments from social services i n
line wi th the convi cti o n of ma ny e xperts that mi xing the
two harmed a n d limited both . The Adv i sory Coun cil Re por t
recomme nded t h a t a ll p e ople h a v e a legally ertfo r c e able right
to r e c e ive c e rta in bas i c s o cia l ser vic es . The Re port was
moo t o n the q uestion o f purchase o f services . Howe ver, the
Co unci l c ontemp l a ted t hat s erv i c e s would be o rganize d o n a
community- wide b asis, r ath er than f o r AFDC o r o t h er p oo r
families as might we ll occur under H. R . 12 0 80.
CEILING ON ABSENT PARENT SEGMENT OF AFDC CASELOAD
H. R. 1 2 080 prohi bits the use of federa l matching f unds in beha l f
of a b sent parent fami l ies* in e x cess o f the number i n state AFDC
caseloads a s o f J a nuary 1967 , except a s the i nc reased cas eload
reflects the increased gen eral p opu lation in states . States
would still be required to assist all eligible families, but when
the number exceeded the ceiling, federal matching would no longer
be available.
�( 6)
Relevant facts: Every year more children are being raised
by mothers alone, so this segment of child population is
growing more rapidly than the child population, generally,
or the general population. See Mollie Orshansky, SOCIAL
SECURITY BULLETIN, April 1966. Cutting off federal matching shifts the expense of supporting new eligible families
to the states as soon as ceilin s are exceeded (which most
are by now. Unless states can promptly appropriate additional funds, two adaptations are inevitable: states will
reduce their standards of need (the cut-off point that
separates needy from other families) so that present funds
can cover the rising caseload, or accomplish the same result
by decreasing the percentage .of the standard actually paid
to families; secondly, they will take steps to restrict
eligibility in order to reduce families of all types in the
caseload, e.g. instead of following former federal leadership by extending AFDC to school youth up to 21 years of
age, they may well reduce age. Since the intent of AFDC is
to support very poor families so that children can remain in
school, and have a reasonable chance of securing the food,
clothes, lodging, and other necessities of life that they
need to grow into productive, effective adults, any shift
in federal financing that limits the program without providing equivalent alternatives must be viewed in the longrange context. H.R. 12080 provides that states can shift
some general assistance cases to AFDC, but statistically
this number wili be insignificant as compared with the
effect of the ceiling on absent parent families. H.R. 12080
is unlike most SSA amendments in providing no relief to
states in terms of higher federal matching for assistance
payments, and since payments are low ($36.95 per person
monthly), and living costs rise, states must also make
adjustments in this area unless they are to fall even
further behind the inadequate levels of payment now existing.
While federal matching in H.R. 12080 improves remarkably
in some service areas and includes others for the first time
in the open-ended AFDC reimbursement formulae, as well as
covering additional children from general assistance and
f o ster home situations , thus freeing some state funds, the
new requirements will force many stat e s to spend money for
purposes they have hitherto neglected. They may be tempted
t o lower standards of need or to pay lower percentages of
thei r standards unless they are among the fortunate few
where decreases in child population can be anticipated.


An "absent parent family" may be a family in which the father


is deceased or disabled. Such families would not and do not
normally p roduce additional children eligible for assistance.
In the main, therefore, this p r ovision is directed toward
illigitimate children and the t e rm, in this sense, becomes a
legal euphemism.
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To prevent this possibility, H.R. 12080 would have to
include provisions to prohibit states from lowering
standards of need or the percentages of their standards
actually paid to families, and require that they maintain
at least the present ratio of the standard to some given
cost of living index.
Freezing the absent father caseload will discourage states from
extending age limits in AFDC for school children up to 21 years
of age, providing services to more "potentially dependent" families, or otherwise following federal leadership in widening
eligibility. Conversely, it may encourage them to restrict
eligibility .
Over the years federal leadership and the concern of the
U.S. Congress have resulted in extending eligibility for
assistance and services, so that family breakdown, continued dependence, and other social ills would not be
encouraged by AFDC. Although some states were well in
advance and others followed promptly, many lag in adopting
possible extensions.
Whenever definitions or other provisions cut across the
entire caseload, and a ceiling is placed on the most
populous type of family in the caseload, the ceiling
itself will act as a strong deterrent to extending the
program. Age, e x emptions of earned income, ~rvices to
"potentially dependent" families all fall into this
category as do other provisions. Each would serve, if
adopted, to increase all types of families in the caseload.
Indeed, so far as exemptions of part of earned
income are concerned, it seemsinherently illogical to add
a requirement that canmthelp but increase the caseload and
to fix a ceiling on that caseload simultaneously. But even
with the optional e x tensions, presumably Congress felt
these were desirable preventive steps and wished states
to follow its leadership. Since most states will now have
e x ceeded the January 1967 ceiling, they may shortly be
thinking of restricting , not e xtending, elibility . If
this happens, the caseload may soon include few older
youth, and alternative national programs will have to be
devis ed to assist y outh in securing the very educati o n al
and employment p r eparation that H.R. 12080 so emphasizes.
It should be pointed out that there is no magic in recipient
rates as of January 1967. AFDC has always covered only a
fraction o f very poor children in the U.S. Nor is there
any magic in the numbers of chi ldren in the AFDC caseload
by reason of their dependency or family composition. Some
states made great effort to relieve childhood poverty whatever its cause; others did not; some managed to be quite
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selective, preferring certain types of families to others.
A state like Mississippi with its high recipient rates will
suffer less with the "freeze". But children in Georgia,
Arkansas, South Carolina, and Texas, for instance, where
recipient rates are low and the incidence of childhood
poverty high, will suffer remarkably.
On September 30, 1966 only Arkansas among the above stat~s
had extended eligibility to children up to 21 in the event
that they were in certain types of schools. The states on
that date that had no immediate plan or capacity to implement either the 1964 or 1965 federal age extensions for
school youth included Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi,
Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Puerto
Rico, South Carolina, and Texas. Since such children comprise the largest share of AFDC caseloads, the amount o f
money involved will be very large.
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FACTS AND COMMENTS ON THE MAJOR PROVISIONS
OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY AMENDMENTS OF 1967
INTRODUCTION:
The following is a comparison of the Administration's proposals _ for
amending the Social Security Act and the amendments to that Act passed
by the House of Representatives.
This analysis will be limited to major issues and policy variables
i n the areas of social security, medicare, medicaid, and public
assistance .
Social Security and Public Assistance Background: Social Security
constitutes a wage-related income insurance program to guard against
loss of income due to death, disability or old age of a wage earner.
Be n efi ts are the right of the wage earner, his spouse, or his children ,
d e p ending on the need situation of any one or combination of two
or more possible beneficiaries . Benefits are paid as a matter of right
and specific taxes are collected in a relatively progressive manner to
fund the program. The tax does not take, nor does the benefit structure
give, an amount totally adequate to meet all the financial needs
gene ra ted t hrough death, disability or old- age.
It does, however ,
provide a basic "floor of protection" on which the majority of the
Ameri can people can build a financia l ly secure future .
Public Assis tan ce , has neither the contributory nor the ea r ned r ight
aspe cts o f s ocia l secu r ity .
It is pa i d on the basis of n eed de f ined
by statute and admin i strat ive r egulation .
The £ ecip i e n ts o f
public assistance are such beca use of the conscience of , r ath e r than
their contribu t i o ns to s ociety . The r e f o r e , Fe d eral , s ta t e , and local
governments have s et down a n d enforce ce r tain mode s o f b ehavior on
the part of recip ients wh ich wil l preve n t the abu s e of public assistance laws and wo rk to mov e , whe nev er poss ible , r ec ip ients up from
welfare to more prod uctive pla ces in soc ie t y. Philosophically, these
enforced behavioral modes, or welfare ru l es, are s e t down not only to
help those persons on th e welfare rolls, but also to limit the burden
they place on the more fortunate, more productive members of the society.
The Social Security Act deals with both the Federal social security
system and the Federal contributory and management aspects of public
assistance .
�I.
FACTS AND COMMENTS - SOCIAL SECURITY
Administration
Proposed
1.
(H.R. 5710)
House of Representatives (H.R.12680)
Passed
Benefit Increases
General Benefit Increase of 15%
Minimum benefit of $70
General benefit increase of
12-1/2%
Minimum benefit of $50
Benefit increase for persons
72 and over, from $35 to $50 for
singles; from $52.50 to $75 for
couples.
Benefit increase for persons 72
and over, from $35 to $40, for
singles; from $52.50 to $60 for
couples.
Special minimum benefit for
long-term employment--$100 minimum
for 25 years work.
No provision
Benefits for disabled widows-82-1/2% of workers benefit for
those disabled within 7 years of
husband's death.
Benefits for severely disabled
widows age 50 and over paying
from 500/4 to 71% depending on
age at onset of disability.
Comment: Both sets of benefit increases actuarially sound under the tax
increase schedUle in the respective bills.
However , the urban and suburban beneficiary po~ulation has experienced the phenomena of combined inflation, population explosion,
and resultant property tax increases. One but need look at the mortgage foreclosures in reti rement areas such as Dade County, Florida,
to realize the impact of this combination on persons with fixe d
incomes. It has outstripped the planning a nd saving of much of the
beneficiary population.
Near adequate benefit increases help not only their recipients but the
communities in which they live and the businesses and individuals
t hose communities tax. Actuarially sound increases:
(a) reduce
welfare payment at the local level, (b) reduce existing welfare
c aseloads, (c) prevent new processing of welfare clients , and (d)
h elp maintain the aged, the disabled, and the widowed in viable
economic units that are tax- paying and not tax- taking .
(2)
�2.
SOCIAL SECURITY TAX INCREASE (INCLUDING MEDICARE}
Year
Present
Law
1967
4.4
1968
4.4
1969- 70
1971-72
4.9
4.9
1973-75
5.4
By 1987
5.65
Comment:
3.
. Administration
(H.R. 5710)
4.4 (wage base
$6600)
4.4 (wage base
$7800)
5.0
5.0 (wage base
$9,000)
5.5 (wage base
$10,800)
5.8
House of R.epresentatives
(H.R. 12080)
4.4 (wage base $6600)
4.4 (wage base $7600)
4.8
5.2
5.65
5.9
The Administration proposal compared with the House bill:
(a)
provides a more progressive tax,
(b)
provides a lower ultimate tax rate f or both employer and
employee,
(c)
spreads the tax for both employer and employee in the majority
of cases by taxing wages above those usually paid in
industry,
MEDICARE
(a)
Depreciation allowance - hospitals
Administration (H.R. 5710 )
Require full loading in
d e p r eciati on of capital
and physic al plant when
ing s ystem is i n a ccor d
mended State p lan .
costs of
equipment
cost accountwith r e c om-
House of Representatives
(H.R. 12080)
No provision
Comment : La ck of a prov i s ion mea ns taxpayer s (for municipal.hospitals
and payers of ins urance p remi ums (for a ll hos pitals) carry the depreciation loads for medicare recipients. The Administration proposal provides both a real istic overhead loading mechanism and an
i n centive to apply modern accounting and cost effectiveness techniques in an area which has long burdened c ities, employers, and
o t hers who must pay for hospital services .
(3)
�(b)
Tax Rate
Administration (H.R. 5710)
House of Representatives (H.R. 12080)
No provision
Increase tax rate by 0.1% on employer
and employee above present schedule
beginning 1969.
Comment: The cost of the various liberalizations of medicare
suggested in the House bill can not be determined until the medicare program has had time to work. Tax adjustment can be made as
actual experience determi nes.
II.
FACTS AND COMMENTS - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (WELFARE)
Administration (H.R. 5710)
House of Representatives
(H. R. 12080)
(a) Assistance payments
No provision
Re qui res states to meet
full need a s the y determi ne
it with some additional
financial aid. Cash
assistance standards must
be at least 2/3 of income
level s fo r medical ass i sta nce.
(b) Wo r k incentives
Requires states to allow $50 Requires states to allow $30
monthly income without r educ ~ mo nthly i n c ome without r educti o n
i n a ss i stance . Fo r each
t i on in a ssis tance f o r AFDC
adul ts.
additional $ 3 earned, assistance
would be r educed $ 2 .
(c) Community work and training
Requ ires States to u se wo rk
and training programs provided by Dept. of Labor for
all appropriat e AFDC recipients.
Requires stat es to establish
community work and training programs (75% Federal matching) for
v irtually al l appropriate
AFDC adults and children over
16 not attending school to be
administered by welfare agencies.
(d) Unemployed parent program
Makes permanent present
provisions.
(4)
Covers children of unemployed
fathers only. Unemployment
definition requires substantial
prior connection with the labor
force, excludes recipients of unemployment compensation.
�In addition to the above, the House bill included provisions not
proposed by the Administration. These include requiring states to:
(a)
develop employment programs for AFDC families where
appropriate;
(b)
provide day care for AFDC mothers working or training;
(c)
provide family planning services;
(d)
attempt to determine paternity and obtain support from
the father;
(e)
inform courts of unsuitable homes, one criterion of which
is a parent who refused employment or training; and
(f)
freeze the rate of child dependency due to absence
of parent as of January 1967 for purposes of Federal
matching.
Comment : The major purpose of the House bill is to increase
employment and training of welfare recipients and thereby reduce
p r ogram costs . The House approach would:
1 . Combine responsibility for payment , social services, training ,
and j ob placement within one agency. A single agency and , more
practically , a single caseworker, would have the right to wi thhold
payment if a family does not take what that caseworker deems
" appropri ate 11 action with regard to training , employment , famil y
plan ni ng , and liv i ng arrangement.
2. Dup licate g ove r nment functions through the placement of
respo ns ibi l i t y fo r train ing i n an a g ency unprepar ed to handle
it. The We lfa r e Admin i s trat i on has r u n limi ted t r a i n ing prog rams
for we l f ar e c li e n ts in t he past , but a l ways with a n e nro l lme nt o f
less than 50 , 000 . Unde r the Hous e passed b i l l it wi l l b e ma ndatory by 196 9 for that o r gan i z ation a nd i ts sta t e counterparts
to be prepare d t o handl e 500 , 000 t rainees annually. A more prac tical approach would be to add a n ew are a of emphasis to ongoing programs of the Manpower Administration of the Labor Department than to build a who l e n ew bure aucracy.
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3. Economic impact of Corrununity training programs. The House
Ways and Means Corrunittee estimates a saving by 1972 of $130 million
"for persons trained who become self-sufficient". This is 7%
of the 1972 program cost, indicating a reduction in the rolls of ·
approximately that number of recipients. However, that same
Corrunittee estimates that the 1972 cost of day-care for children
whose mothers are in the work and training program will.be $470
million and that the program itself will cost another $270 million.
This $695 million is more than five times the savings in welfare
payments.
4.
Increase in state and local costs by imposing an AFDC ceiling.
Freezing proportionately the number of AFDC children eligible for
Federal matching monies does not take into account either the possibility of changing economic conditions or heavy in-migration into
certain states. Either occurance would result in the states being
forced to bear the entire burden of increased AFDC costs. The alternatives to increased burden on the taxpayer are to make eligibility
requirements more stringent or to lower benefits even further.
The prime victim in either situation is the child of the AFDC
family and, ultimately, the society he enters.
III
FACTS AND COMMENTS - MEDICAID .
Administration (H.R. 5710)
1.
Limitation on Federal Matching Funds
No Federal matching for families
whose income exceeds 150% of the
highest state cash standard
2.
House of Repres entatives
(H.R . 12080)
No Federal matching for
families whose income is
more than 133% of the highest cash assistance payment ordinarily made to family
or AFDC
Required Services
No provision - maintains schedule
of required services
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Removes graduated services
requirement and allows states
to provide any 7 of the 14
medical services listed in
the Act.
�Comment: The House amendments J aise eligibility requirements and
lower service standards. By setting eligibility at cash payment levels
instead of required services levels, the bill denies coverage to those
marginal poor who are functioning as independent economic units except for medical care support. This increases the probability of
their going on welfare roles at the time of their first medical crisis.
By removing current service requirements, the bill allows elimination of
such items as physician services and in-patient hospital care. This
means that cities and states th3.t already offer these services are
penalized for their progress by forcing them to carry the full cost
of such services. Although the Federal government would save by these
amendments, the cities would still have to provide adequate medical
services. The reduction in Federal funds and required supplement through
city funds in New York City alone would be $70 million in fiscal 1 69.
Communities penalized in other progressive states would include those
in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky,
Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
and Wisconsin.
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�September 29, 1967
TASK FORCE ROSTER
TASK FORCE ON LOCAL COALITIONS
CO-CHAIRMEN:
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
Arnold Aronson
Lead e rship Conference on Civil Rights
Joseph Rauh
1001 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, D. C.
Mayor Joseph Barr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aldo Colaritti
Mayor's Office, City Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Charles P . Taft , Esq.
Cincinnati , Ohio
Not yet designated ·
STAFF COORDINATOR :
Chris Mould
TASK FORCE ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT EXPANSION
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
CO-CHAIRMEN:
Ger a ld L . Ph i llippe , Chai rman of the Boar d
General Ele c tri c Company
William C. Hart
General El ectric Comp any
570 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York
John Wheel e r, Pr esident
Me chanics and Farmers Bank
Vernon Jordon
Southern Regi ona l Council
5 For s yth e Stre e t , N. W.
At lan t a, Ge orgia
David Sulliv an , Presi dent
Building Se rvice Emp loyes Int e rnationa l
Un i on
An t h ony Weinl ein
900 17th St reet , N. W.
Wash i ng ton , D. C.
STAFF COORDINATOR :
Mel Cotton
TASK FORCE ON RECONS TRUCTION AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
CO-CHAI RMEN:
Walter Reuther, Pr esident
United Auto Worke r s
PARTI CIPATI NG REPRESENTATIVES:
Jack Conway
I nt e rnational Union Department
815 16th Street, N. W.
Wa shington, D. C.
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Joseph D. Keenan, Secretary
International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers
/
Thomas Hannigan
IBEW
1200 15th Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
A third Co-Chairman will be designated
STAFF COORDINATOR:
James Gibson
TASK FORCE ON EMERGENCY WORK
CO-CHAIRMEN:
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
Mayor Richard J. Daley
Chicago, Illinois
David Stahl
Mayor's Office, City Hall
Chicago, Illinois
Mayor John V. Lindsay
New Yor k New York
Jay Kri egel
Mayor's Office , City Ha ll
New York, New York
Peter Tufo
1730 K Street , N. W. , Suite 319
Washing ton, D. C.
A. Ph i lip Randolph, Pres ident
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
STAFF COORDI NATOR:
Bayard Rustin
A. Philip Randolph Institute
217 West 125th Street
New York, New York
Not ye t de signa t ed
TASK FORCE ON EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
CO-CHAI RMEN:
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
Archbishop John F. Dearden
Detroit, Michigan
Ms gr. Lawrence Corcoran
National Conference of Catholic
Charities
1346 Conn ec ticut Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D. C,
Whitney Young, Jr ., Exe cutive Director
National Urban League
Guichard Parris
National Urban League
55 East 52nd Street
New York, New York
Frederick J . Close, Chairman of the Board
Aluminum Company of America
Richard Idler
Architectural Building Products
Sales
Alcoa Building
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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COORDINATING STAFF:
Not yet designated
TASK FORCE ON EDUCATIONAL DISPARITIES
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
CO-CHAIRMEN :
Roy Ash , President
Litton Industries
Not yet designated
Roy Wilkins, Executive Director
National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People
Clarence Mitchell
Washington Bureau, NAACP
422 1st Street, S. E.
Washington, D. C.
Dr. Arthur Flemming, President
Nationa l Council of Churches
James Hamilton
National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Avenue, N. E.
Washington, D. C.
COORDINATING STAFF:
Not yet designated
TASK FORC E ON COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
CO-CHAIRMEN:
PARTICIPATING REPRESENTATIVES:
Joseph H. All en , President
McGraw-Hi ll Public a tions
Not yet de signat ed
J ohn J ohnson, Pres ident
J ohnson Pub l i ca t i on s
Not yet de s igna te d
Harold Flemi ng, Pr e si dent
Potomac In s titut e
Not ye t designated
�The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N.
w.
Washington, D.
c. f 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Working Committee Members
FROM:
John Feild and Ron Linton, National Coordinators
SUBJECT:
Luncheon for Washington Representatives
DATE:
November 10, 1967
Steering Committee Co-Chairmen A. Philip Randolph and Andrew
Heiskell feel that the Washington representatives of organizations who have evidenced an interest in The Urban Coalition
ought to be fully apprised of Coalition action and programs
particularly as they relate to the Washington scene.
As a first step in developing a continuing relationship with
Washington-based representatives of our supporters, we have
invited them to a luncheon at the Statler Hilton Hotel in
Washington at 11:45 on November 20th .
Mayor John Lindsay will join us to discuss with our guests
the range and importance of Coalition activity here in Washington.
We are als.o--inv-i-t:-i-ng all the members of the Coalition Working
Committee to attend tl}is luncheon. Please advise Mrs. Marcia
Greene (202/293-1530) at your earliest convenience if you will
or will not be able to attend.
National Coordmators John Feild / Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 1530
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Adams, David O.
F. W. . Woolworth
223 Broadway
New York, N. Y.
10007
Alexander, T. M., Sr., President
Alexander & Company
208 Auburn Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Allegaert, John, Pres. & Chief Exec. Off.
American Cyanamid Company
Wayne, N. J.
07470
Allen, Joseph H., President
McGraw-Hill Publication
330 W. 42nd St.
New York, N.Y. 10036
Allen, William M., President
Boeing Corporation
P. O. Box 3707 :·7
Seattle, Washington
98124
Anderson, Ca~l E., Chmn. & Pres.
E.W. Bliss ' Company
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217,. Second Street, Northwest
Canton, ~hio
44702
Ashley, J.M., V.P. - Public Relations
Libbey OWens Ford Glass
811 Madison Avenue
Tol edo, Ohio 43624
Ayers, Thomas G., President
Commonwealth Edison Company
72 West Adams Street
Chicago, Illinois 60690
Baker, Robert, Pres.
American Security and Tr ust Company
15th & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D. C.
20005
Barnes, V.P. & -Sec., Barnard
Time, Inc.
Time-Life Bldg.
New York, N. w.
10020
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Bayliss, W. H.
The Upjohn Company
7000 Portage Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Beach, P. Godd, President
Oscar Mayer & Co.
910 Mayer Avenue
Madison, Wisconson ., 53701
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Beal, Orville E., President
Prudential Insurance Co. of America
Prudential Plaza
745 Broad Street
Newark, N. J.
Bean, Atherton, Chmn. & Chief Ex.
International Milling Company, Inc.
Investors Building
Minneapolis,· Minnesota
55402
Beinecke, Williams., President
Sperry and Hutchinson Co.
330 Madison Ave.
New York, N. Y. 10017
Bensinger, B. E., Chmn.
Brunswick Corporation
69 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois
60602
Berquist , Raymond H.
Director of Employee Services
Colgate-Palmolive Co.
300 Park Avenue
New York, N. Y.
10022
Bickmore, Lee S., President
National Biscuit Company
425 Park Avenue
New York, N. Y.
Biesel, Robert G., Vice President
Gerera1 · American Transportation
135 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois
60690
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�Blessing, W. G.
Blaw-Knox Company
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bogard, George T., Gen. Mg~.
Community Systems Development Division
General Electric Company
Lincoln Tower Building, Post Office Box 1661
Louisville, Kentucky
40~01
Borth, Robert
Washington Representative
General Electric
777 14th Street, N. W.
Washington, D. c.
20005
Brenner, Dr. Henry R., Manager of
Personnel & Management Research
Xerox Corporation
Rochester, New York
Brereton, Harmer, Vice President
Eastman Kodak Co.
343 State Street
Rochester, N. Y.
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Brooker, Robert E.
Montgomery Ward & Company
619 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
60610
Brooks, James A., V. P . - Employee R lations
The Budd Company
12141 Charlevoix
Detroit , Michigan
48215
Buck, Harry L ., Pres.
I - T-E Circuit Breaker Company
1900 Hamilton St .
Philadelphia , Pa .
19130
Buck, Richar d B.
Carling Brewing Co.
Baltimore, Md., 21227
Burck, Rob e rt H., V. P., Public Aff ai r s
Braniff International
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P.O. Box 35001
Dallas Texas,
75235
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Burditt, John F., Chmn. & Chief. Ex. Off.
ACF Industries, Inc.
750 Third Avenue
New York, New York
10017
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American Machine & Foundry Co.
261 Madison Avenue
New York, N. Y.
10016
Burnett, Winston A.
Winston Burnett Construction Co.
New York, N. Y.
10027
(149 West 124th St.)
Burnham Burl C., President
Westinghouse Electric Corp.
3 Gateway Center
Pittsburgh, Pa\1 15230 .
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Burns, .· John- L., Chmn. & Chief Ex.
Cities Service Company
60 Wall Street
10005
New York, New York
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Caliri, Joseph L . , Sec.
National Dairy Products Corp .
260 Madison Avenue
New York, N. Y. 10016
Carry, Champ, Honorary Chmn.
Pullman Inc .
200 S . Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Ill .
60604
Castle , John T .
Ma n. -Ma rk et ing & Public Relations Res,e ar ch
G. E. Compan y
5 70 Lexingto n Ave .
1002 2
Ne w Yo rk, N. Y.
Chapin Ro y D., Jr., Chmn.
Americ a n Mo tor s Co rpo ratio n
14250 Plymouth Road
Detroit, Michigan
48232
Cleary, John V., Pres.
Consolidated Edison Co., N. Y.
4 Irving Place
New York, N. Y.
10003
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�Close, Frederick J., Chairman of the Board
Aluminum Co. of America
Alcoa Building ·
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15219
Colihan, William, Jr.
Young & Rubican, Inc.
New_York, N. Y.
10001
Collins, Arthur A.
Collins Radio ,company
Dallas, Texas 75207
Comar, Jerome M., Exec. V. P.
Maremont Corp.
168 N. Mich. Ave .
Chicago, Ill.
60601
Conner, Hal, Special Representative
Pa cific Gas and Electric Company
1 725 K. St., N.W.
Wa shington, D. C.
20006
Cook, C. W. , Chairman
Ge neral Foods Corp •.
250 N. Street
10602
Whi t e Pl ain s , N. Y.
Copeland, Lammot du Pont, President
E. I. du Pont d e Nemours & Co . , Inc.
1007 Market Street
19898
Wilmington, De l awar e
Cro ss , Bert s., Chmn. & Chief Ex.
Minnesota Min i n g & Manufacturing Co .
2501 Hudson Roa d
St. Paul, Minnesot a
55119
Curtis, E. F., Presiden t
Deeke & Co.
Moline, Ill.
61265
Custer, Power D., V. P .
Industrial Relations
Kellogg Co.
235 Porter St.
Battle Creek, Mich.
490 16
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�DeHart, Donald M., Director
Comm. Relations
The Gillette Co.
Prudential Tower Bldg.
Boston, Mass.
02199
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Devine, Gregory s., Pres.
Chesapeake & Ohio Ry.
Terminal Tower
Cleveland, Ohio
44113
DeYoung, Russell, Chrm. of the Board
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
1144 East Market
Akron, Ohio
Dial, Morse G., Jr., Reg. V. P.
Union Carbide Corp.
777 14th Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
20005
Dorsey, B. R., Pres.
Gulf Oil Corporation
Gulf Building
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15230
Drain, James A., Pres.
Joy Manufacturing Company
Olive r Building
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Drews, Rudolph, J . , Chmn.
Foremost Dairies, Inc.
111 Pine St .
San Francisco, California
15222
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Pres.
94111
Dugger, Robert W., V. P.
J. I. Case Company
Racine, Wisco nsin
53404
Dunlop , Robert G., Pres.
Sun C>il Co.
1608 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19103
Edwards, • Gorgon, Pres. & Chief. Ex.
National Dairy Products Corporation
260 Madison Avenue
New Yor k , N. Y.
10016
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MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE
September 5th, 1967
Washington, D. C.
LEGISLATION
The public service employment group submitted a series of four recommendations attached. There were no reservations raised in connection with
items A, B, or C. Item D raised considerable discussion. It was determined to submit item D to a poll of the Steering Committee members in the
follo wing formulation:
"That the Coalition seeks a one million emergency job
program. The Clark-Javits Emergency Work Title is a
step in the right direction and has the support of
The Urban Coalition."
The working committee representatives agreed to notify the national
coordinators of the approval or disapproval of this position by their
principals.
TASK FORCES
Repre s enta tives of the private employment task force have met and are
now deve lop ing a pl an of action.
A pl anning ses sion of the educational disparities task forc e is being
arr anged.
The re construction investment and housing task force is st i ll being
fo rmed .
The equa l hous ing opportunities task force has begun some prel i minary
planni ng and will be meeting in the very near futur e .
Two additional task fo r ces were proposed : a t ask fo r ce on loca l
coalitions and a t a s k for ce on communications . Mr. Heis kell and
Mr. Rando l ph will appoint appropriate co-chairmen .
LOGISTICS AND FI NANCE
The Coalition will establish off ic es i n the very near future at a
centrally located bu il ding , s i nc e Ur ban Amer i ca is unabl e t o provide
adequate space. Arrangements ar e cont i nuing t o provi de the approved
budget of $100,000 through January 31st.

�REPORTS ON MATERIALS
The first of two reports on the Convocation have already been distributed
to those who attended the August 24th Convocation. The proceedings will
be completed in the very near future for distribution.
NEXT MEETINGS
The ag enda for the next Steering Committee meeting will be discussed at
th e .1ext meeting of the working commmittee which will be held on September
21s t . The date for the next meeting of the steering committee was tentatively set for October 9th at 7:30 p.m. in New York.
�MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE
Washington, D. C.
September 21, 1967
John Feild opened the meeting and defined the. working committee as a reviewingand coordinating body with the primary objective of insuring a steady
flow of information to the national steering committee so that the steering
committee will be able to make appropriate decisions at its meetings.
NOTE:
Steering committee will meet Monday, October 9 at 7 : 30 PM in
New York at the Time-Life Building.
ADMINISTRATION
Office space has been secured in the Federal Bar Building West, 1819 H Street NW .
(tel eph one 293-1530). John Feild and Ron Linton will conti nue as coordina tors
f or t h e Coalition. Full-time staf f will consist of Olga Corey , information
coor d i n a tor and a ssociat e coordina tors Mel Cotton and Chris Mould. Jim Gib son
of the Po tomac I n s t i t u t e and Vernon Jo r dan o f the Southern Reg ional Coun c il
will be availabl e on a part- t i me basis on loan f rom their r e s p ectiv e a gen c i es.
NOTE :
An administrative report will be sent to y ou before the October 9
steering commi t tee meeting . You wi l l al s o r eceiv e a ros ter wi t h
name s, addr es s es and phone numb ers of a l l st eering committee
member s and t h ei r repres en tativ es. · A budget fo r operat ing t h e
Coalition will b e presented t o the steering commit t ee on Oct ober 9.
PUBLICATIONS
A ros ter of all t hose who a t tend ed t h e Conv ocat i on will be s ent out b efore the
October 9 meeting: everyone who at t end ed will receiv e one.
Compl ete proceedings are also being prepared and wil l also be sent t o everyone registered at
the Convocation.
NOTE:
Because of pr i n t ing co sts, bulk cop i e s of the p r oceedings can only be
supplied at cost. Please notify Olga Corey i n advance of your organization's needs.
TASK FORCES
Two new task f orces are being f o rmed--Loca l Coali t i ons and Communicat i ons .
Co-Chairmen for Local Coaliti ons are (1 ) Mayor Joseph Barr of Pittsbu rgh ,
(2) a businessman to be selected as soon as possible, and (3) Arnold
Aaronson, of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Co-Chairmen for
Communications are (1) Joseph Allen, President of McGraw-Hill Publications,
(2) John Johnson, President of Johnson Publications (Ebony, Jet), and
(3) Harold Fleming, President of the Potomac Institute. Also, Roy Ash of
Litton Industries has agreed to serve as Co-Chairman of the Task Force on
Educational Disparities with Dr . Arthur Flemming and Roy Wilkins.
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PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
Representatives of the Co-Chairmen of the task force met with the coordinating staff. They are considering pilot meetings (probably New York,
Detroit, Atlanta) at which 10-20 representatives of the local corporate
structure will generate ideas and lay the groundwork for local action.
The first meeting would be held early in October. Under consideration
for follow-up to the local meetings is a national meeting to launch plans
for assisting local private employment programs. The task force also
plans to prepare a handbook for the initiation and developmen t of local
task forces on private employment.
LOCAL COALITIONS
Cities in which local coalitions are already in the process of formation--or
a re likely to be--are being identified. These cities will be contacted to
send representatives to a national meeting in Chicago on October 18. At
this meeting there will be presentations on the techniques of establishing
and operating local coalition task forces on private employment, legislation (public service employment) and communications. Meanwhile, staff
li aison from the Coalition will be available to any city coalition working
in these three areas. Hopefully 50 or more local coalitions will be in
op era tion by early November .
NOTE:
All members of working committee were asked to immediately contact
their principals and urge them to contact key people in local
ccmmunities who could be helpful in establishing local coalitions
as emphasized in the Coalition's Statement of Principles, Goals
and Commitments.
PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT
The t ask force urged members of the working committee to relay to their
principals th e need f or telegrams , calls and letters in support of the
Cl ark- Javits bi ll . I t was explained that the Coalition's endorsement of
this l egislation was t aken as a result of polling members of the steering
committee as agreed at the previous meet ing . In ord er to keep procedures
cl ear, the t a sk force will meet before the Octob er 9 steering committee
meet i ng to draw up recommendations to the Committee for Coalition policy
on pending legislation .
COMMUNICATIONS
The three Co-Chairmen of this task force h ave d efined their objectives as
three-fold : (1 ) communicat ing to the public the meaning, goals and activities of the Urban Coalition, ( 2 ) working with other task forces in producing materials which wil l offer technical assistance and guidance in implementing coalition programs and (3) mounting a nationwide educational effort
on the urgency of the urban crisis.
The national Advertising Council has registered a strong interest in assisting the Urban Coalition and has scheduled a special meeting with a coalition
representative to discuss how their interests, talents and energies may
best be used.
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RECONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Tas k force Co-Chairmen are meeting in New York on October 5. This tas-k
force will be ·working closely with the Insurance Committee on Urban
Problems which will also be working closely with local coalitions.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Task force co-chairmen have not met yet.
has expressed a desire to work with us.
A task force operating in Illinois
OCTOBER 9 STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Four items have been proposed for the agenda of the October 9 meeting, which
will be attended by principals and their representatives. These are: (1)
recommendations on organization, (2) presentation of task force programs,
(3) procedures for developing public policy positions and, (4) an administrative report. Since there will be discussion of the desirability of
enlarging the present 33-member steering committee, especially to provide
for some type o f participation by local coalitions, a committee was
appointed to consider this question and report on October 9. This committee
consists of Richard Hirsch, Chairman, Andrew Biemiller, Alfred Eisenpreis,
Harold Fleming, Bayard Rustin, Wayne Smithy and Peter Tufo.
It was a lso decid ed that the proposal for an Urban Economic Council would
be presented to the steering committee .at the October 9 meeting.
�WORKING COMMITTEE
ROSTER
September 27, 1967
Mr. John Feild
Mr. Ron Linton
(202) 293-1530
Co-Chairmen
Mr. Andrew Biemiller
(202) 628-3870
Mr. George Meany
President
AFL-CIO
815 16th St., N. W.
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Jack Conway
(202) 393-5596
Mr. David Cohen
(202) 393-5581
Mr. Walter Reuther
President
United Auto Workers
8000 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, Michigan
Msgr. Lawrence Corcoran
( 202) 332-2730
Archbishop John F. Dearden
President
National Confer ence of Catho lic Bishop s
St. Aloysius
1234 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan
Mr. Jack Davies
(21 2) 552-4415
Mr. David Rocke fe ller
Pres ident
Chase Manhattan Ba nk
New York, N. Y.
Mr . Alfred Eis enprei s
( 212 ) 679 - 0800
Mr. Theodore Schlesinger
Pres ident
Allied Stores Corporation
401 Fifth Avenue
New York, N. Y.
Mr. Walter Fauntroy
(202) 387-2090
The Reverend Martin Luther King
President
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
330 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. John Gunther
(202) 298-7535
Mr. Patrick Healy
(202) 628-3440
Honorable Joseph Barr
Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh
City Hall
Pittsburth , Penn.
�WORKING COMMITI'EE
ROSTER
(Page 2)
Honorable Milton Graham
Mayor of the City of Phoenix
City Hall
Phoenix, Arizona
Honorable James H.J. Tate
Mayor of the City of Philadelphia
City Hall
Philadelphia, Penn .
Mr. James Hamilton
(202) 544-2350
Dr. Arthur Flem ming
President
National Council of Churches
475 Riverside Drive
New York, N. Y.
Dr . Roy Hamilton
(617) 523-1100
Honorable John F. Collins
Mayor of the City of Boston
City Hall
Boston, Mass.
Mr . Tom Hannigan
( 202) 265-8040
Mr . Joseph D. Keenan
Secretary
International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers
1200 15th St ., N. W.
Washing t on, D. C.
Mr. Willi am C. Hart
( 212) 751 - 1311
Mr . Gerald L. Phi llippe
Chairman of the Boa r d
General Elec tr ic Co .
570 Lex ingt on Avenue
New York, New Yor k
Rabbi Richard Hir sch
(2 02) 387-2800
Rabb i Ja cob Rudin
Pr es i den t
Synagogue Council of America
235 Fif th Avenue
New York, N. Y.
Mr . Richard Idler
(412) 553-4555
Mr . Fr e derick Close
Chairman of the Board
Aluminum Company of America
Alcoa Building
Pittsburgh , Penn .
�WORKING COMMITTEE
ROSTER
(Page 3)
Mr. Vernon Jordan
(404) 522-8764
Mr. John Wheeler
President
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Box 1932
Durham, North Carolina
Mr. Jay Kriegel
(212) 566-6934
Mr. Peter Tufo
(202) 223-6694
Honorable John V. Lindsay
Mayor of the City of New York
City Hall
New York, N. Y.
Mr. Conrad Mallett
(313) 963-0566
Honorable Jerome P. Cavanagh
Mayor of the City of Detroit
City Hall
Detroit, Michigan
Mr. Allen Merrell
(313) 322-2687
Mr. Henry Ford II
Chairman
Ford Motor Company
Detroi t, Michigan
Mr. Clarence Mitchell
(202) 544-5694
Mr. Roy Wilkins, Executive Director
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
20 W. 40th St.
New York, New York
Mr. Charles Moeller
(212) 578-2011
Mr. Gilbert W. Fitzhugh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
One Madison Ave.
New York, New York
Mr. Paul Parker
(612) 330-2100
Honora ble Arthur Naftalin
Mayor of the City of Minneapolis
City Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mr. Guichard Parris
(212) 751-0300
Mr. Whitney Young, Jr.
Executive Director
National Urban League
55 E. 52nd Street
New York, N. Y.
�WORKING COMMITTEE
ROSTER
(Page 4)
Mr. Joseph Rauh
(202) 737-7795
Mr. Arnold Aronson
Executive Secretary
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
2027 Mass. Ave., N.W.
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Bayard Rustin
(212) 666-9510
Mr. A. Philip Randolph
President
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Room 301
217 W. 125th St.
New York, N. Y.
Mr. John J. Sheehan
(202) 638-6929
Mr. I. W. Abe 1
President
United Steelworkers of America
1500 Commonwea lth Building
Pittsburgh, Penn.
Mr . William Slayt on
(202) 26 5-2224
Mr. Andrew Heiskell
Chairman of the Board
Time, Inc.
Rockefeller Center
New York, New York
Mr. Jame s Rouse
President
The Rouse Co .
Village of Cross Keys
Baltimore, Mc: .
Mr . M.A. Sloan
( 919) 682- 9201
Mr . Asa T. Spaulding
Pre sident
North Carolina
Mutual Insurance Company
Box 201
Durham, N. C.
Mr. Ph i lip Sorenson
( 812) 379-6331
Mr . J . I rwin Mill er
Chairman of the Board
Cummins Engine Company
301 Washingt on Str eet
Columbus , Indiana
Mr. David Stahl
(312) 744-3307
Honorab l e Richard Daley
Mayor of the City of Chicago
City Hall
Chicago , Ill.
�WORKING COMMITTEE
ROSTER
(Page 5)
Mr. Dan Sweat
(404) 522-4463
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
· City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Anthony Weinlein
Mr. Richard Murphy
(202) 2 96-5940
Mr. David Sullivan
President
Building Service Employees
International Union
900 Seventeenth St., N. W.
Washington, D. C.
Not yet designated
Mr. Roy Ash
President
Litton Industries
9370 Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California
�CITY OF ATLANTA
CITY HALL
August-17, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYO_R
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Governmental Li aiso n
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MEMORANDUM
To:
Ann Moses
From:
Dan Sweat
John Feild, U. S. Conference of Mayors, called today concerning
the Urban Coalition meeting the Mayor w ill attend on Thursday,
August 24.
They have divided the delegates into ten 11 mobilization sessions 11
and they want a Mayor and a businessman to chair each of the ten
sessions. They are very anxious that Mayor Allen chair one of
the sessions along with Roy Ash, President of Litton Industries.
The Mayor I s topic would concern 11 Developing Local Support and
Local Coalition for the Urban Coalition 11 and the second part that
Mr. Ash would take would be 11 Ways of Expanding Private Initiative
in Dealing with Central City Problems 11 •
These sessions will be held at 2:00 p. m. and John says that if
the Mayor has to leave early and catch a plane then Mr. Ash would
chair the remainder of the session.
If the Mayor is in agreement, they would like his representative
to be in Washington at 10: 00 a. m. Monday to develop the program
content . If you talk with the Mayor in the morning , would you
please discuss this w ith him so that we can let the Conference of
Mayors know as early as possible Friday whether or not he will
be willing to do i t.
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