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THEODORE FREEDMAN
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REGION A L OFFICE
TELEPHONE 525-3771
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BOARD O F CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
J. O S CAR MCCLOUD
F IELD REPRESENTATIVE
SUITE 1418
FIRST FEDERAL BUILDINlil
40 MARIETTA STREET, N. W .
ATL ANTA,
GEORGIA 30303
�THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF ATLANTA , GA.
September 13, 1966
JAMES D.ROBINSON,JR .
C H A IRMA N OF THE BOARD
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Here is a copy of a resolution
passed today by our Board which is selfexplanatory.
I have also sent a copy to
the Chamber of Commerce.
I am proud of what you are
doing.
ely,
JDR:rao
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�WHERE SHALL I WORK?
"Master, where shall I work today?"
And my love flowed warm and free.
Then he pointed out a tiny plot,
And He said, 11Work there for me. 11
But I answered quick:cy., rtoh, no, not therel
Not aey one could see
No matter how well 1ey- task is done Not that small place for mel 11
And His voice, when He spoke, it was not stern.,
But He answered me tenderly,
"Disciple, search that heart of thine.
Are you worki ng for them or for me?
Nazareth was just a little place,
And so was Galilee. 11
Author Unknown
�United Church Women of Atlanta
EDUCATION FOR CONCERN
Wandering Workshops
Covenant Presbyterian Church
2461 Peachtree Road, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
September 9,1966 10:30 a.m.-2:00 pom~
PROGRAM
Call to Order: :Mrs. Carl J. Bliem, President
Meditation:
Dr. Carrie L. George, Program Ch.nm.
Six Workshops - 15 minutes each
Headstart:
Representative of Bd. of Education
Mrs, Phil Narmore
Legislation,Citizenship:
Representative of League of Women
Voters
Mrs. Charles V. Harrison
Mental Health: Mrs. Marion Fern, Director of
Friendship House
Mrs. Thomas C. Erwin Jr,
Miss Arlevia Burson
Dual Justice in the Courts: Mrs, M. E. Tilley,
Southern Regional Council
Mrs. Newton B. Fowler
Task Force Volunteers: Mrs. Elinor Metzger,
Director of Task Force Volunteers,
Community Council of Atlanta Area
Wel.f are:
Mrs. Frances Pauley, Facec. Director,
Georgia Council on Human Relations
Dr, Carrie L. George
( contirrued)
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PROGRAM - Continued
LUNCH
12:30 to 1:30 Poffie - Skit by WICS (Women in
Community Service)
Mrs. William F. Weaver, Project Director ,WIGS
Mrs . Irvine E. Morris, UGW Liaison with WIGS
Panel of the six workshop chairme~ will answer
questions
Adjournment at 2 : 00 p. m., ready to go to work on one
or more pr oj ects
Mrs. Harry v. Richardson, Chmn.
Mrs. C. Rober t Meissner, Cochairman
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.,
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D YOU R INFORMATION
D APPROVAL
D AS REQUESTED
D CONCURRENCE
D CORRECTION
D FILING
D FULL REPORT
D ANSWER
OR ACKNOWL
EDGE ON OR BEFORE
D THE
PREPARE REPLY FOR
SIGNATURE Of
D HANDLE DIRECT
D IMMEDIATE ACTION
D INITIALS
D NECESSARY ACTION
D NOTE AND RETURN
D PER OUR CONVERSATION
D PER TELEPHONE CON VERSATION
D READ AND DESTROY
D RECOMMENDATION
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REMARKS
We are hoping to come up with what we would
term a long-range program of activities by
Monday. Dave is working hard on this and
we should get it in your hands soon.
We we re asked by downstairs to give them a
report. The attached i s the only thing I
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c ould send them at the present t i me.
y ou t h ink we should g i ve them more, please
le t me know. Thi s requ e st was made b y
Sargent Shri v e r.
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NAME AND / O R DI VI SION
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�THE UNIVERS A L EXCHANGE
120 West Concord Street • Orlando, Florida 32801
The United States of America
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Jay Creswell Senior, Trustee
The goal and purpose of THE UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE is Universal Prosperity
C143.215.248.55 - in Freedom, Justice, Mercy, Human Dignity, and
and Peace - Shalom Love - neutralizing and counter-acting all ignorance and all evil.
THE UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE
For ALL People
THE UNITED NATIONS
For ALL Nations
To achieve this gQal, and to fulfill this purpose 1.
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
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to have a change of heart, become pure of heart;
to be receptive to the idea of good . for all mankind;
to reform themselves, and, to help ALL people
to make
Love
their supreme motive, and,
Perfection, the standard, for all work and Life.
I ask that there be - equal opportunity - and - equal
responsibility - for ALL people;
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
2.1.4
to know - the Truth, and , to live it:
to eliminate perjury, deception, false witness:
to make action coincide with words and promises;
to instantly punish liars, de ceivers, hypocrites:
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
to know, and, to live in
decency, dignity, law, and order;
to banish all crime, cor rupt i on, slander,
pass ion, anger , a nd hatred;
2.3.1
2.3.2
t o love and s trive fo r right e ousness and perfect ion:
to ove r come all error and imperfection;
2.401
t o exchange honest and true val ues i n every
tra nsact ion - in fairness, equity , a nd love;
to seek one 's own good by providing for the good
of ALL others - in fair exchange;
2.4 . 2
2.4.J
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I ask ALL people:
to bring their thoughts, words, and actions, into
harmony with the unchanging, self-enforcing, Laws
of Life, Laws of Nature, Laws of Science - THE
Laws of God:
envy,
to avoid misrepresentation, cheating, loafing,
improper work, adultery, fraud, robbery, monopoly,
despotism, tyranny, aggression, economic slavery,
expropriation, extortion, blocking the path of,
or limiting the good of, anyone, threatening,
terrorizing, injuring, harming, or murdering;
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to be Free:
free to do right, to choose good;
free to reject all evil and all temptation;
2.6.1
to enjoy useful and profitable, year-around,
sense satisfying employment (including selfemployment in their own business, profession,
farm, or in providing good service):
to eliminate poverty, unemployment, underemployment, and atrophying idleness;
2.5.1
2.5.2
2.6.2
to own, occupy, and enjoy a decent home and a
suitable living environment;
in happiness, abundance, privacy, safety, health,
comfort, agreement, and tranquility;
eliminating all inhuman, indecent, sub-standard.,
slum - dwellings and environments;
2.8
2.8.1
2.8.2
to obtain education - light eliminating darkness:
ACADEMIC EDUCATION
reading, writing, arithmetic, history
VOCATIONAL TRAINING
learning how to earn a good living
2.8 • .3
GOOD CITIZENSHIP TRAINING
2.8.4
MANAGEMENT TRAINING
learning how to manage a business profitably
2.8.5
HOME MANAGEMENT TRAINING
learning how to manage a home and its finances
2.8.6
MORAL VALUES TRAINING
Learning to do all things right
Learning wha~ is good and decent conduct
Learning the nothingness of error and evil
to eliminate illiteracy, ignorance, offensive
conduct, cruel covetousness, and malice:
BASIC LAW TRAINING
The Laws and Constitutions governing good
conduct in each of the States of The United
States of America
The Constitution of The United States of Ameri ca
and the similar points in the Constitutions of
all the Nations of the World.
�-3The Declaration of Independence of The United
States of America
The Declaration of Human Rights of The United
Nations
2.9.5 The ONE Basic Law - that God is All-in-all
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2.9.5.2
2.9.5.3
2.9.5.4
2.9.5.5
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Basic
Basic
Basic
Law
Law
Law
Law
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Life
Nature
Science
God
"like begets like"
"As you sow, so shall you reap"
"As you judge, so shall you be judged"
"ONE cause and effect"
2.9.5.6
2.9.5.7
"Action and reaction - for evecy action there
is a reaction of equal or greater force"
"Evil, error, destroys itself"
"Sin brings its own punishment"
2.9.5.8
"All living things grow from within"
2.9.5.9
"Every person must want to lift himself up
out of ignorance, poverty, disease, sin,
crime, perjucy, fear, and war"
2.10
2.10.1
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t o par ticipate in a ll. the workings of society:
t o do their full shaire of civic duties;
to eliminate all discrimination, degredation,
speci al privileges , advantages, and injustices;
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t o eliminate all welfare payments, subsidized or
fre e publ i c housing, and a ll public services, to
anyone who wi l l n ot t ry to be hea l ed, to lea rn,
to work , t o earn honestl~, t o pay his own way in
life in d ign ity , honor, i nde pendence, selffulfillment and self - r e spect. He who will not
work - shall n ot ea t.
CRIME ELIMINATION
I ask every community , city, county , parish , provi n ce ,
state, nation, and international body - t o enact and
to enforce these universal laws:
to make it a crime and a felony for any person to
threaten to or to actually injure another person ,
an animal, or property (except as lawful punishment for crime);
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to license lawyers for the sole purpose of
instructing their clients in how to obey
the Laws and Constitutions - and to bring
out the Truth, the whole Truch, and nothing
but the Truth, in every negotiation, and in
every trial and judicial proceeding;
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to make the Judge, the Prosecuting or complaining Attorney, and the Defense Attorney, ALL collectively and individually responsible for
the correct preparation and presentation of
all papers, and evidence in every trial making all needed corrections during the trial
and within thirty days of the start of the trial
and with no delays whatsovver;
J.4
to make a crime against one individual, one city,
one community, one state, one nation, a orime
against every individual, city, community, state
and nation, and all humanity;
to make every law enforcement officer a deputy
and legal assistant of every other law enforcement officer - to prevent crime, and to catch
and prosecute evil planners, and wrong doers ;
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to hold individuals and governmental and organ ization officials responsible and accountable f or
promoting war preparations, aggressions , crimes,
infiltrations, subversions, disturbances, and
wars - for perjury, misrepresentation, withholding information to mislead, hypocrisy and
deceit; removing all diplomatic or legislati ve
immunity, and making them subject to arrest
and trial where-ever they may be found; a nd
when found guilty in proper trials imprisoning
them ~or at l east t wenty years a t hard labor,
and confiscating all their real and personal
property wherever it may be found; Making every
governmental and or gani zatinn employee s ign the
letters he writes , designate who dira cted him to
write the l e t ter and who made the decision.
to make eve ry governmental and organization
policy making executive or administrative
offi c i a l personally responsible for obeying
the Laws and the Constitution; removing them
from office for a failure to do what the law
requires them to do, and eliminating all
pensions and benefits to which faithful officers
are entitled under the Laws.
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PnaNCING
I ask that the mone7, the medium of exchange, the credit,
and the necessary assets and technical help be advanced
to ALL people - to enable them to earn, to enjo7, and
to pa7 for - all of these blessings of equal opportunit7
and equal responsibilit71
4.1
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4.2
that all funds advanced be from revolving funds that
can be used over and over again as advances are
repaid b7 those who have lifted themselves out ot
ignorance and povert7;
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thus making ALL people self-respecting, independent,
free - not needing to be subjected to exploitation,
economic slavery, or being forced to accept degrading charit7;
4.4
that existing financial institutions be used for
making these advances whenever people can meet
their requirements and standards for financing;
4.S
that existing financial institutions be modernized,
enlarged and reformed to meet the current needs for
providing equal opportunity and equal responsibility
for ALL.
4.6
that new financial systems and institutions be formed
tor meeting the needs that present financial systems
and institutions can not or will not meet;
4.7
that these new financial systems and institutions
make it possible for every- human being to exchange
what he actually does have - in honest7, fairness,
dignity, self-respect, and independence;
4.8
that there be universal recognition and acknowledgement that these HUMAN VALUES that every hum.an being
actually does have are - life, intelligence, energy,
integrit7, reason, conscience, and an indomitable
need for self-fulfillment, self-expression and
survival;
ALL people be required to repa7 these advancea
academic education, vocational training, and
tools, and means, and facilities, and capital
working or being in a business or profession;
that he must be able to exchange these assets for
the good he needs and wants;
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without any limitation or monopoly control br anyone.
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4.11 The Laws of The United States of AmeriQS. require that
every- element of our governments and pr1vate society.
be co-ordinated to provide:
A.
Useful and profitable employemnt for ALL.
B.
A decent home and a suitable living environment
for A.LL.
c.
Equal opportunity for A.LL.
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(Employment Aot of 1946, Housing Act of 1949, Economic
Opportunity Act of 1965)
4.12
It is not possible to supply equal opportunity to ALL to provide for unlimited population growth, unlimited
demands for higher standards of living - with limited
capital, limited credit, limited education, limited
labor opportunities, and limited opportunities for
trade and being in business.
4.13
In all ages and in this age whenever people have not had
the money to buy what they want, and in this age when
people do not have the money or the foreign exchange,
they BARTER.
4.14.
I have repeatedly asked The Congress of The United
States of America, and I now ask all Governments of all
Nations to recognize the right of the people to BARTER to exchange what they actually have - for the good they
need and want; to exchange their work, knowledge, ideas,
property, goods, money, or other assets - for similar
human values of other people - without limitation.
4.15
I ask all governments to recognize that in order to
provide equal op~ortunity and equal resP-onsibility for
all people the right to create a medium of exchange, a
"Checking Account Money" extended to people in the
banking business, must be extended to all groups of
people.
5.
THE UNIVEBSAL EXCHANGE
5.1
THE UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE is a family of equally
powerful ideas. It has no organization, no memberships,
no financial assets of its own, and no powers of any kind.
5.2
The concept is that all organization shall be in
individual Autonomous (self-governing) Branches of THE
UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE.
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Any ten people in any community in the Worl d may
form their own Autonomous (self-governing) Branch of
tilB UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE.
5.4
They organize themselves and pledge their sacred
honor, lives, and property, to abide by the Principles
enumerated herein.
5.5
Each participating Branch states the value of
whatever their members offer to exchange in terms of
UNIVEBSAL UNITS OF BARTER EXCHANGE.
5.6
Each participating Member and the Branch guarantees
that every value is a true and honest value.
5.7
Each participant executes notes, mortgages, and
the usual security papers for whatever he needs to
acquire a home, tools, facilities, capital, inventories,
management and technical help expressed in terms of
UNIVERSAL UNITS OF BARTER EXCHANGE.
5.8
Exactly as Banks create Checking Account Money
from such instruments - the Autonomous (self-governing)
Branch of THE UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE keeps a Checking
Account record of the ownership and right to transfer
that ownership for true values - of THE UNIVERSAL UNITS
OP BARTER EXCHANGE THUS created to finance its Members.
5.9
All contribute ten per cent (10%) of the value of
THE UNIVERSAL UNITS OF BARTBR EXCHANGE they create to
THE UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE POOLED BISK RESERVE FUND.
5. 10
They pledge to perform the work that is pledged to
be performed, to deliver the property, goods, services,
or other a s sets of equivalent value - if any participant
is una ble or unwilling to make good on his promise.
5.11
THE UNI VERSAL EXCHANGE POOLED RISK RESERVE FUND is
created a nd operated to absorb the costs of the inevitable losses due to nature' s disasters, human mistakes,
weaknesses, failures, crimes, business depressions, and
the costs of recovery f rom business depressions.
5.12
It guarantees every UNIVERSAL UNI T OF BARI'EB
EXCHANGE.
5.13.
Every government, every busi ness, financial institution, foundation, organizati on, and i ndividual i s
asked to contribute to this Fund in the interests of
Universal Prosperity and Peace.
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5.14
All cash will be deposited with The Treasurer of
The United States of America for purchase of the Bonds
or other obligations guaranteed by The Government or an
Instrumentality of The Government of The United States of
America, or of other participating Nations.
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5.15
These Bonds or other obligations will be issued
immediately upon receipt of a claim, in full settlemtnt of
any claim of any Autonomous (self-governing) Branch of
THE UNIVEBSAL EXCHANGE. The interest will be paid into the
general funds for the promotinn of THE UNIVEBBAL EXCHANGE
work for universal prosperity and Peace.
UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE ACI'IVITY CENTERS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
6.
I ask every person to help establish and operate
Activity Centers For Senior Citizens in every one of
the 3,120 Counties and Independent Election Districts in
The United States of America and in similar Districts in
every Nation in the World.
6.1
Here Senior Citizens can supply the wisdom,
experience, knowledge, and unselfishness for instruction
and business management guidance and leadership in these
rebuilding works.
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6.2 Here Senior Citizens can have happy, useful lives,
with fine living quarters, balanced meals, clinic care,
recreation, and Peace.
PEACE
7.
I ask every person in the World to write a Peace
Treaty with every other person in the World.
7.1
What do you want in a Peace Treaty for you?
7.2
What are you willing to put into a Peace Treaty
for all other people in the World?
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8.
The sales price of this printed outline is $20.
Please mail your check to The Universal Exchange Publishing
Corporation, 120 West Concord Street, Orlando, Florida 32801,
The United States of America, in fair payment for the help
you have already received from it.
You may purchase as
many copies as you need to guide you in forming your own
Autonomous (self-governing) Branch of THE UNIVBBSAL EXCHANGE.
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M r . J ohn H . E vans , Jr .
Chairman of K irkwood Chapter
G e orgia C o uncil on Human Relations
Mr . J . A . McLai n , Pres ident
Kirkwood Civic Imp rovement ®rganization
1895 B oulevard Drive , S . E .
A tlanta , Georgia 30317
Dear M essrs . E vans and M cLain:
Thank you for your joint letter of support and
encouragement.
It is much easier t o take a firm stand in a difficult
situation knowing that I have the support of you and
your organizations behind me.
S ince rely y o u r s,
I van Allen, Jr.
May o r
IAJr:fy
�Georgia Council On Human Relations
KIRKWOOD
CHAPTER
1895 BOULEVARD DR., 5.
ALTANTA, GEORGIA 30317
PHONE:
377-6353
September 9, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jro
Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
We the members of -the Kirkwood Council on Human Relations
and the Kirkwood Civic Improvement Organization take this
opportunity to cormnend you on the very fine stand you took
when our city was confronted with a riot this past weekq We
feel that the courage you showed was that of a person with a
very strong feeling of love for his city and a total stand
for RIGHTo
Again, we want you to know that we are very proud of
you as the Mayor of our cityQ
Sincerely,
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Council on Human Relations
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Kirkwood Civic Improvement
Organization
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�September 14, 1966
Mr . J ames W . Hall, Presi dent
Inde pendent Garage Owners of Geo r gi a , Inc .
Devel opment Office
R oom 100
1053 est Peac htree Stre t , N . E.
Atlanta , Georgi a.
Dear M r . Hall :
Thank you for your kind words and offer of help .
certainly use both at a time like t he pr ent.
We can
m encouraged to learn of your job dev lopm.ent progr m
nd of the f ct that you do have employment v il ble . 1
trongly augge t that you call Charlie Emm rich ho i
Director of the E c onomic Opportunity Pro r m. Thi fit
right in line with some of Mr. Emmerich' id
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nd his org niz tion is ttempting .to do and I beli ve
th th will be ble to offer you om help and yo1.1 will be
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ble to provide a real
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to this community.
If you h ve ny pro bl m. contacting Mr . Emm rich, you
might c 11 Dan Sw t of my at ff nd h will b glad to
eee that your offer of help to th City nd to th people ho
ne d h lp mo t ii t en full advantage of.
Sincerely youre,
Ivan All n, Jr.
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t:c: Mr. Charle• O. Emmerich
�INDEPENDENT GARAGE O WNERS OF G EORGIA, INC.
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
ROOM 100 - 1053 WEST PEACHTREE ST., N . E .
PHO NE
872-0447
September 13, 1966
T~e Honorable Ivan Allen
City or Atlanta
68 Mitche ll St., Se W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
Dear May or ~llen:
Your courageous and time ly action in the crises our city has been
experienc ing has kept inj ury a nd los s to the lowe st possible level.
All of us i n the Greater Atlanta area and the State of Georg ia
owe to you am immeasura ble debt of gratitude.
There is a job de ve lopment program in the field of automotive
mechanics tha t is under my direction. Employment is available
for some of these people who honestly want to work. I would like
to pursue this further with proper direction.
As President of the Independent Garage Owners of Georgia, I want
to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for this fine accomplishment. As Boa r d Chairman of 0 Red 11 Ivey's Automot ive Service
I offer the prayers and thanks of a local businessman.
Very truly yours,
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President
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�Septembe r 14 , 196 6
Mrs . Marshall S . Sol omon
3399 Buford Highway, N . E .
Apartment B - 2
Atlanta , Georgi a 30329
Dear Mrs . Solomon:
Thank you for your kind words and offer of h lp .
The Houston Neighborhood Centers A sod tion sounds very
inter ting . Economic Opport unity Atlanta. h
similar
proj cte going on in Atl nta neighborhood . I would suggest
you talk to M r . Ch rles Emmerich , Director of Economic
Oppo rtunity Atlant (ph one 525-4262 ), about your i d eas .
Dan Sw at of rny st £! has b en d i cu · e ing pos sibl new
progr ms o f h l p in housing project with th H c u e ing Authority
and EOA p rsonnel 1 t ly and you might l s o be intere t d in
talking with him. His nwnber i 522 .. 4463, Ext. 280 .
Pl
e do 110t h sit te to cont ct thes e p ople and to let u
know o! ny of your i de as hich might b u eful in helping
u• t o solve the probl m we h ve in our city.
Sincer ly yours,
l van Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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cc: Mr. C . O. Emmerich
�Mrs. Marshall S. Sol omen
3399 Buford Hwy . N.E .
Apt. B-2
Atlanta, Georgia, 30329
6 3 3 - 1617
September 11, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I would like to c ongra tulate you on the fine way you handled the riot
last Tuesdayo
I have a suggestion for you and the city of Atlanta which might furthe r
help the people in our underpriviledged neighborhoods. I lived in
Houston, Texas, until a year ago and that is where I saw this highly
s ucc e ssful pr oject. It is a plan to help people help themselves. This ,
i n my op inion, s hould be the b a sic philosophy in helping anybody in need .
In Hous t on thwhave es t abl i s hed Neighborhood Cen te rs As sociat ion
of Hou s ton and Harris County. They have a fabulous program for the adults
and children i n many ne ighborhoods in Hou ston . The sta f f of N.C.A . go
d i rectl y i nto housing pro jects a nd work wi t h t he peo pl e to hel p t hem hel p
themselves. I could write pages abou t t his pr ogram bu t if you are
i n terested , I have a bo ok Neighborho od Doorways by Corrine S . Tsanoff
which explains the whole p r ojec t in great detail. I a l so h ave a paper I
wrote in college in 1 963 on this sub j ect based on personal visits to
the various areas. You might be interested in seeing them a s an ide a f or
a f uture project in Atlanta. You might already have a similar program
which I do not know about .. If so, you can forget this. Or, you can borrow
the book and paper if you are interested and u se them for new ideas.
I hope that 1 can offer some help in this area of great need. If
you woul d like to see the book and paper, please write or call me and I
will bri ng or mail them to you.
Sincerely yours,
143.215.248.55
Mrs . l-'.i arshall S., Solomon
�September 14, 1966
Mr . James D . Robinson, Jr .
Chairman of the B oard
The First National Bank of A tlanta
Five Points
A tlanta, Georgia
Dear Jim:
My thanks to you and the B c.,ard of Directors for your
resolution and expression of support and cooperation.
I know that I can always depend on the First National
Bank to do its part for the City and it makes my
job as Mayor easier to know I have this type of
support.
Sincerely yours ,
I van Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ATLANTA
We, the Board of Directors of The First Nat ional Bank of
At lan t a , do hereby deplore t he incidents o f vi olence whi ch have
occurred recently in Atlanta .
That these reckless and unwar ranted disturbances did not
get e n t ire l y out of h and was due, we feel, t o the wisdom, courage
and steadying influence of responsible white and Negro leadership
which we do ereby commend.
Es pecial l y do we salute the May or as head of law and
order for his courage a n d the police f or their devotion to duty .
Now Ther ef or e Be I t Resolved, That these sentiment s be
delivered to the .May or of Atlanta with our pledge of cooperation
in all matte : s affecting the g ood of Atlanta and contr ibuting to
harmony between the races.
Board of Directors
September 13, 1966
�Septembe r 14 , 1966
M r . W illiam M . Suttles , President
The Kiwanis Club of Atlanta
707 Forsyth Build ing
A tlan ta, Georgia 30303
Dear Bill:
Thank you for your words of encouragement and
support.
My job is made easier knowing that I have this
support from you and your fell ow K iwanians .
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Alle n , Jr .
Mayor
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D I RECTOR S
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W ILLI AM M . S UTTLES, PRESI D EN T
K I NG BA I L E Y
W . L EE B U R G E, IMM E D I ATE PAST PR E S I D ENT
OT IS A . BARGE
E D G A R J . F ORIO , PR ESIDENT-EL E CT
C . D . L EBEY, JR . , VI C E PRES ID ENT
DR EW R . FULLER , T R E AS U R E R
JOH N 0 . MCCA RTY, S EC RET ARY
M RS . DO RIS G RAF
A D M I N I S T RATI VE S E C RETA RY

707 Forsyth Building, A tlanta , Georgia 30303
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G A R NETT A . CARTER
JAC K C . FR A S ER
A LLE N 5. H A RD I N
S AM E. H OUSTO N, J R .
DYA R MASS E Y
W. K ELLY MOSLEY
R OBER T S . REGEN S TEIN
CH A RLES R . Y OUNGBLOOD
September 13, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I wish to commend you on the excellent leadership which you
have provided our city during the past several days. You are
courageous and dynamic. I am very proud of y ou, and I am happy
t o ha v e y ou as my may or .
Sincer e l y ,
William M. Suttles
Pr e sident
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�Septe mbe r 14 , 1966
The Re v erend Father Roy Pe ttway
R ector
The Churc h of Our S a v i or
10 68 Nurth H i ghland Avenue. N. E .
A tlant a, Georgi a 30306
Dear Father Pettway:
Thank you fo r your kind words and r ecommendations .
I would agree that there a re many things the City
should do to improve conditions in all of our
neighborhoods.
S o me of the things you mentioned are being done
and others have been or are being c onsidered. I
will certainly pass your suggesti ons on to the
appropriate authorities in each case and I am
sure that they will be helpful.
Thank you for your interest in our city.
Sincerely yours,
I v an Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�10 September 1966
Dear Mayor Allan:
I honor and commend you f or rest oring law and order after t he riot i ng last
week . One of t he needs, which the r iot demonstrat ed, was bett er communicat ion
from depressed citizens t o government al aut hor i t ies . What means does an ordinary
slum negro have for expressing his needs? Who is there for him to t --.l k t o, who
has t i me t o talk wit h him, and who has suffi ci ent inf l uence to do something
about his needs? If he r i ots, then people become awar e of his needs, and -- at
least -- talk about doing s omet hing about it. I f he does not r iot, hi s needs
t end t o be accepted as jus t par t of the s cheme of t hings.
Perhaps there is need for a grievance of fi cer , or a group of them , who will
be resident i n each of the neighborhoods of the cit y, avail able t o hear the
gr i evances of people, and able t o talk with the alderman representing that
neighborhood, or with the mayor.
These men, or women, would be avail able both
during the day and during evening hours , and would be compensated for their
service as contact people between the depressed citizens and the government o
I grew up on Centr al Avenue, near the scene of the riots . It was a good neighborhood then, one or two families per house . It is unfortunate that the houses
have not been maintained, and that they have become overcrowded. I wish to
suggest the fo llowing matters:
(1) Zoning laws should limit the number of families or individuals who can be
resident in any house or building. A house with 12 families in it might serve
quite acceptably for 2 or J families e
(2) The city government should have a Department of Housing, which would see
that the above was enforced. When a house becomes unfit for human habitation,
this department should forbid occupation of the house, declare the house to be
junk, and demand that the owner remove the junk from the lot. If he does not,
the Fire Department should move in and under controlled conditions burn the
house downo
(J) Urban renewal should conc entrate on housing, rather than on commercial,
industrial, and high-rise apartments. This could be done on a house-by-house
basis. A six-to-twelve unit apartment, two or three storys high, can b e ~
built on an ordinary city lot (there are many of these in the Ponce de LeonHighland Avenue section ). One house in a black can be demolished (if there is
no vacant lot in the block) and such an apartment erected. People from other
houses in the same black can be moved into the new apartment, and another
sub-3tandard house demolished, and another apartment erectedo In this method,
good housing can be provided, and nej_ghborhoods stabilized.
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(4) It should be made easier for people to buy good houses inside t he city.
Many of our members have bought houses outs i de the city becaus e they can get
financing, and event hough they preferred t o remain inside the city, they
had to move out, for they coul dn ' t get financing as easily f or an ol der house
inside the city as they coul d for a newer hous e outs ide the city.
( 5) The neighborh )ods of the city s hould be preserved, both by zoning laws,
and by the a ction of the government. The city did not s eem to be i nfluenced
very much by the desire of residents of Morni ngside to pres erve this good
nei ghborhood. Even one who is not an engineer can plan a better route than
the engineers have planned through Morningside.
One wonders if more attention
woul d have been given to Morningside if the people had staged a riot.
Yours truly,
�September 14, 1966
Mr . Thorne S . Winter, Jr ., President
Civitan C o uncil of Metropolitan Atlanta
Geo rgia District North Civitan In ternational
703 Carnegie Buil ding
Atlanta , Georgia 3030 3
Dear Mr . Winter :
I am very grateful for your kind letter and expression
from the Civitan Council of Metropolitan Atlanta.
Many people ass i sted me in handling the recent
disorders we have had within the City. All of us
are encouraged by such support as that expressed
by the Civitans and it is encouraging to know that
we always have your support and cooperation.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�GEORG IA DISTRICT NORTH
\ 96'6 -67 O F F I CERS
GO V E RNOR
W E SLEY W HITEHEAD
Givitan !International
G O VERNOR - E LECT
THORN E 5 . W I N T E R, JR .
T REASU RER
H O WA R D PARR I SH
703 CARNEGIE BUILDI NG
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
E X E C U T I VE SECRE TARY'
MRS . RU TH S T ANFIELD
PHONE 524- 5951
J U D GE ADVOCATE
C . WIN F R ED SM ITH
SGT ,
September 9, 1966
A T A RM S
N ORM AN PATTON , SR .
C H AP L AI N
REV. EDG A R M . CROSBY
L-;- .
GOVERNORS
R AY AS HE
DR . L LOYD B A U GHAM
W . LEWIS BROWN
R . M . C LARK
J IM COLE
ED 5 . KELLY
STUART L OOPER
E RW I N C. MER CK
DA N W. MOONEY
CLYDE C . PARIS
S TEVE S HAC KE LFORD
C . C . SOUTHER
ED H . SUTTE R
F RA NK F . T A YLOR
JOH N W. T R UELOVE
PI E R C E WA LD R E P
J OE B . W HITEN TON
C O M M ITTEE CH A I RM E N
A W A RDS
D R . E . 5 . COO K . JR .
C I TI ZE N SH I P
The Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Sir:
The Civitan Council of Metropolitan Atlanta,
composed of the Presidents of the 29 Civitan Clubs
in Greater Atlanta, asked me to e xpress our a ppreciation a nd commenda tion for the courageous a nd
magnificent manner in which y ou and the Atlanta
Police Department handled the critical situation
several day s ago.
DR . W I N TZELL M A S SEY
CJ V I T A N
ED U C AT I O N
J ERR Y S INGLETO N
COL L EG I A TE C ! V I T A N
B EN CONGLETON
& BY - LAWS
P . D . ELL IS, J R .
Your a ctions truly exempli f i e d our b e l iefs
a nd aims a s state d i n the followi ng exc erpts f rom
our Creed:
C ONST.
1.
"MY MIND--teache s me respect for t h e
law, unq uali fi ed all e gianc e to
our Gove rnment, a n d resp e ct f o r
t h e flag o f our c ountry. "
2.
"MY HOPE- - is for a better world and
a b e tter city , through better
men a n d Civi t a ns ."
3.
"MY MOTTO- - BUILDERS OF GOOD CITI ZENSHIP . II
C ONVE NT I O N
PAUL B . D O R S EY
ES S AY
H . M . W I L LI A M S
E XT E NS I ON
WALLACE POSS
F I NAN C E
J OE B . H U DSO N
FRU I T CAK E
BEN CON G L ETON
I NTE R - CLU B
R E L A T I ONS
J O E D I LLAR D
J UN I O R
CiVITAN
J OHN B. A NG E LO CROWE
M E M BE RSHIP
FRED PARKS
M E NT ALLY R ETA RDE D
DAVI D S EA G RAV E S
N c:w s
ED I TOR
DAN D E LLINGER
P UB LI C ITY
ED S . C OOK , JR .
R E TE NTIO N
HAROLD RUSSE LL
S AEFTY
HAR RY J . H EARN
1967 DISTRI CT CONVENTI ON - JEKYLL ISLAND, GA. APRIL 27- 29
DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS SEPTEMBER 17, 1966
DECEMBER 10, 1966
FEBRU A RY 2 5, 1967
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You have our best wishes for continued
success in your efforts to make Atlanta a better
city in which to live.
Yours very truly,
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of Metropolitan Atlanta
�September 14, 1966
Mr . J ohn C . Staton
Chairman of the B oard of Directors
Rotary Club of Atlanta
209 Palmer Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear John:
Please express my s inceee thanks to your fellow
Rotar ians for their pledge of support and kind
words .
We are certainly in agreement that law and order
must prevail in every instance and it must be
administered fairly to all citizens and all people .
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen., Jr.
Mayor
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�DIR E CTORS
OFF ICERS 196 6-6 7
JOHN C. STATON
WM . H. GLENN. JR .
CH AI RM A N
PR ES IDE N T
BRANNON B. LESESNE
FIR S T VI C E-PRESI DENT
ROTARY CLUB OF ATLANTA
WM . A . PARKER. JR .
S ECO N D
209 PALMER BUILDING
VIC E -PRE SI DENT
WALTER M. MITCHELL. JR.
SECR ETA R Y -TREASURER
0 . RAY YATES. JR.
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BEATRICE B . MERCK
A SS I S T A NT SECRETA R Y
TELE P H ONE 6 22- 2 7 6 7
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. ,
Cit y Hall
At l ant a, Ge o r g i a
Dear Ivan:
The attached Resolution passed by our board
o f di rector s by unanimou s vote wa s app r ov ed
by a standing vo te o f a l l members p r esent
at t oday 1 s me eting.
With eve ry good wish ,
You rs sin c ere l y,
J ~ ~o n, Chair man
B ~Cof Dire ctors.
JCS :bbm
THOS . L. COOPER
JOHN B . COPPEDGE. JR .
GEORGE S. CRAFT
CHARLES L . GOWEN
FRANK T. DAVIS
C. W . HAILE. JR .
EDWIN D. HARRISON
LELAND E . HOLLEY
CLAUDE L. HUEY
JOEL HURT
BRANNO N B . LESESNE
DILLARD MUNFORD
JOHN R . PORTER. JR .
RICHARD P. SMITH
JOHN H . STEMBLER
JOHN B . T HOMAS . JR.
JOHN J . WOODSIDE. III
�The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Atlanta
wishes to pledge its support to
MAYOR IVAN ALLEN, JR.
and commend him for the very able manner in which he
is representing our city in this time of unrest.
His restraint, sense of fairness and courage
are an inspiration to every citizen who knows that the
foundation stone of organized society is respect for
its laws.
For the Board of Director s
By: !)143.215.248.55
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Atlanta, Georgia
September l2, 1966
Chairman
�September 14 , 1966
M rs. Ella F . Hudspeth, P resident
Women's Chamber of Commerce
1101 Commerce Build ing
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mrs . Hudspeth:
Thank you v ery much for your encouraging letter
and for t he kind words of your organizati on.
It is always gratifying to know that the W omen ' s
Chamber of Commerce is behind us at all times
and that we have your support and cooperation
in building our city.
Your earnest effort to be good citizens is the best
goal I can think of and if we all reach this goal
our other problems will be much easier to resolve.
Sincerely yours,
I v an Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�Women s- Chambe-r of Comme-rce of H-rlanta
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CommeT'ce Building
+=l-1:lc.:ml:a, GeoT'gia 30303
1101
577-'2581
September 8, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Allen:
Leadership requires many qualities, and you have
demonstrated to all the world one of the most necessary: courage.
Your courageous action in being on the scene, rather than
simply behind the scene, and your determination to personally
assume responsibility in a dangerous situation, rather than to
delegate such responsibility, was noticed and appreciated.
The defiance of a symbol of authority such as you
represent is disturbing to us. As women vitally concerned with
the future - as well as the safety - of our city, we shall try
more earnest ly than ever to be good citizens, and to do our share
to pr omote good citizenship in others .
Sincerely,
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President
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J=iTLANT A - - "A Clean, Q uiet, Safe Beautiful Ci+y" - - OUR GOA L
�S e pt emb er 14 . 1966
Mr . E . Earl Patton, Jr .• Chai rman
F ulton C ... unty Republic an P a rty
4 21 Pal mer Build i ng
41 Mar ietta Street. N . W.
A tlanta, Georgi a 30303
Dear Earl :
Thank you very much fo r y our enc ouragement and
suppor t .
I am in agreement with you that we both desire
what is best for the City of Atlanta and Fulton
C ounty.
It is always gratifying to .know that I have the full
support of the Republi.can Party in our efforts to
build a great city and you can be assured that I
will call up1>n you many t imes in the future .
Sincerely yours,
I v n Allen, Jr.
M ayor
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�Fulton County Republican Executive Committee
421
PALMER BUILDING

41
MARIETTA
STREET

ATLANTA
3, GA .

523-6905
E. Earl Patton , Jr.
County Ch airman
Robert J. Shaw
First Vic e- Ch ai rm an
Mrs . H. C. Rosenberg
first Vice -Cha irwoma n
SEPTE MBER
9, 1966
Miss Gene Witherspoon
Executive Directo r
THE HO NORAB LE I VAN AL LE N,
MA YOR, CITY OF ATLANTA
C I T Y HALL
ATL AN T A, GEORG I A 30303
DEAR
JR.
I VAN!
ON BEHALF Of THE FU LTON CO UNTY REP UBLIC AN
OR GANIZATION I WO ULD LI KE TO EX P RESS OUR APPREC I ATION TO YOU, AND OUR ADM I RATION OF YOU, FOR
THE MANNER I N WHI CH YOU HANDLED A VE RY DELIC AT E
SITUAT I ON HERE I N OUR C 1T Y.
WE HAVE BEEN AWARE THAT THERE WAS A POSSIB I LITY Of S UCH AN OC CU RENCE TAKING PLACE.
By
YOUR PERSONAL APPEAL AND AC TIONS, YOU HAVE AGAIN
BROUGHT CREDIT TO OUR CITY AND ALL OF ITS CITIZENS.
WHILE YOU AND I MAY DIFFER POLITICALLY, THERE
IS NO DIFFERENCE I N WHAT WE BOTH DESIRE FOR THE
C1TY OF ATLANTA AND FULTON COUNTY.
MA Y I OFFER YOU THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE
REPUBLICAN PAR TY OF FULTON COUNTY IN YOUR EFFORTS
TO MOVE ATLANTA FORWARD.
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE
TO CALL UPON ME IF WE CAN BE OF SERVICE TO YOU.
CORDIALLY,
f'f~TON,
JR., CHAIRMAN
FULTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
EEP/ALY
�September 14 , 1966
M r . J . R . W ilson, Chairman
The Wes tside A d visory Committee
Butler Street Young Men' s Christian As sociation
22 Butler Street, N . E .
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Mr . W ilson :
Thank you very much for your kind letter and please
express my thanks t o the A d visory C o mmittee .
My job as Mayor is made much easier by groups
such as yours and it is a great encouragement to
me to know that I have the support and cooperati on
of Westside YMCA.
The City is indeed grateful to you for your work in
. preventing juvenile delinquency and in improvil;lg
slum. conditions in our neighb o rhoods.
Sincerely yours ,
I v an Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�W. L. C A LLO WAY, PRE91CENT
8. 5.
B URCH, SECRETARY
C. R.YATES, TRE AS URER
22 B UTLER STREET, N O RT HEAST
WARREN R. CO CHR AN E, G EN ER A L SE CR ETARY
TELEPHO N E ..JAC K SON 4-0246
ATLANTA 3, G~ORGIA
Septerrber 8, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
The City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
twdear :r-"e yor .Allen:
This is to say that the Advisory Comm:i. t tee' of the Westside YMCA
wishes to join ot her citizens in denouncing the vidence and disorder
which recently occur red in the City of Atlantao We do not think there
is room in this city for such a movement.
We wi sh to commend the police department and the city administration
We want to continue to
build a better Atlanta and a stronger future for all our citizens.
for the manner in which this natter was handled.
The YMJA has devoted its attention to the prevention of delinquency
and slum conditions by seeking to IrEet the needs of all our people in the
comnunity.
We invite the c omnuni ty t o join with t he YM::A and other c omnuni ty
agencies in hel ping to br:ing about expanded program faciliti es for the
er r adication of social blight.
Respectfully,
THE WESTSIDE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
J. R. Wilson, Chairman
JRW/eab
cc:
Chief Herbert Jenld.ns
MEMBER
AGENCY,
METROP OL ITAN ATLANTA
C O MMUNITY
SERVICES
�September 14 , 1966
Mrs . C a rl J. Bliem, President
United Church Women of Atlanta
634 W est Peachtree Street
A tlanta, Georgia 30308
Dear Mrs . Bliem:
Please thank the United Church W om.en for me
for the encouragement and kind words expressed
in your letter of September 12.
Also congratulate them for their dedication and
work in helping to alleviate conditions in troubled
areas w ithin our city.
Never fear that we will be calling on you from
time to time and we will always welcome your
thoughts, suggestions and ide s as to bow we can
make this a better city in which t o live.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�United Church W omen of Atlanta
634 West Peachtree Street
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30308
September 12, 1966
Telephone:
872-0290
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
United Church Women of Atlanta met at Covenant Presbyterian Church
on Friday, September 9th, for a workshop. It was unanimously agreed
that we should write commend i ng you for the Christian courage you
displayed in going to the scene in Summerhill last Tuesday, September 6.
It made us all feel very proud and secure that we have a mayor of your
calibre. We want you to know that we are praying that God may bless and
guide you.
Enclosed is a program that will indicate some of the ways in which we are
working to alleviate conditions in the troubled areas of our city ••
With all good wishes .
Verry
sincerely yours,
~/d~J
Mrs. Carl J. Bliem
President
P. S . We are following your example and writing notes t o the families
of the two boys involved at Forrest Avenue and Boulevard.
P. S.S. If there are specific ways in which we may be of assistance to
you, we shall be so happy to have you contact us.
�September 14, 1966
Mr . Jay Cre"lwWell Senior, Trustee
The Universal Exchange For All People
802 South Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32806
Dear Mr. Senior:
Thank you for your most generous offer of help and
assistance .
We are doing much in Atlanta to resolve the problems
of de cent housing, equal opportunity, education, and
poverty . We have many fine groups and individuals
working hand in hand to eliminate the causes of
conditions which generate problems in these areas.
I believe we have the situation well in hand at the
present time and that conditions are not serious
enough to warrant your coming to Atlanta. H o wever,
please be as sured that I will not hesitate to call
upon you whenever I feel that we can justify asking
you to take your tun to give u this help.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
M yor
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�THE UNIVE R S AL E X C HAN G E
For ALL People
Jay Creswell Senior, T ruste e
802 South Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32806
The United States of America
The goal and purpose of THE UNIVERSAL EXCHANGE is Universal Prosperity and
Peace - Shalom • ~
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in Freedom, Justice, Mercy, Wisdom, Understanding,
Human Dignity, and Love - neutralizing and counter-acting all ignorance and all evil.
September 12, 19~6
Mayor Ivan Allen , J r.,
Atlanta , Ge orgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
Do you want me to come to Atlanta to help you?
An outline of the answers to prayers for wisdom to know
the right answers is enclosed.
Sooner or later you must realize that the hopes of all
our people have been raised by the promises of employment,
decent homes and suitable living environment, and equal
opportunity for education and training, -a nd participation
in all the elements of our society.
A year long study and interviews with every pa.rt of the
government discloses that:
1.
There is no program, no budget, no appropriation,
no request for legislation, no request for budgets,
and appropriation, and no coordination of all of the
elements of government and business to provide the
jobs, housing, education and equal opportunity for all.
2.
The pattern throughout is to ask for appropriations
to do the job, but to actually plan to take care of
only about ten per cent of the problem - leaving the
90% in poverty, despair, frustration, and anarchy.
Today you have The Federal Reserve System, and the public
officials cutting bsck on jobs, housing, and all the work
to meet the promises and to save this Nation.
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jro
September 12, 1966
Page 2
Since long before the day when your Father was Chairman
of The Small Business Advisory Committee of The United
States Department of Commerce on which I served in the field
of trying to solve the financial problems of small business,
and minorities - I have been orking to head-off this final
show-down and revolution.
(About 1945)
At that time - no one would even listen to me o Now more
than BJ Nations are actively working to bring about monetary
reform and the elimination of the monopolies of finance that
opened the way for Communism, and have opened the way for
our present revolution. (But not our Treasury Department ).
For every threat, insult, and frustration of your efforts
to solve your Atlanta problem I have a thousand - for I have
found the identical problem throughout our Nation.
It can be solved only by National co-operative efforts to
really do the job that needs to be done.
Atlanta is a good place to start.
Mr. Allen, do you want me to come to Atlanta to help ypu?
Thank you,
143.215.248.55
Trustee
�NEWS RELEASE
from the ATLANTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TELEPHONE:
521-0845
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, representing the business
community, deplores the recent senseless shooting of a Negro youth and calls upon _the
entire community to cooperate with the Police Department in locating and bringing to
justice the guilty party or parties.
The Chamber Board abhors this act of violence in the same manner and to the
same degree that it abhors the actions of irresponsible groups which led to earlier rioting
last week .
We appreciate and support the action of Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. in offering a
reward of $10, 000 for the arrest and conviction of the guilty party or parties in the
shooting.
The Chamber Board also commends most highly the efforts of the Mayor throughout the recent disturbances . He has acted far beyond the call of duty, and at great personal
risk, in meeting head-on the racial tensions of the past week with a tremendous amount of
personal courage.
The same commendations are extended to the entire Atlanta Police Department
and the responsible leadership of the Atlanta Negro community.
Our Police officers are
to be praised for their calm and courageous handling of the situation.
Atlanta's fine
Negro leadership responded immediately when the incidents first were initiated last week,
and has been largely responsible for preventing what could hav~n more serious outbreaks of violence.
The Chamber Board urges all of Atlanta's citizens to act with utmost care and
concern for all of its other citizens during this period, and further, that we continue to
work together to correct our problems , effect improvement of unsatisfactory conditions
within our community, and upgrade the opportunities of all of our citizens .
�STATEMENT BY IVAN ALLEN, JR.
Sentencing of William Jame · to Life
February 9, 1967
The conviction oi William Hay ood Jamee. for the murder ·o f
Hulet Varner, Jr. is prooi certain that all persons are equal before the
1 w and subject to the d mand of the la
in the City of Atlanta, Geor . i •
On September 11, a few hour
after the shoo~ of the youth,
I reminded the peo le of thi cUy that Atlanta'·
unexcelled by
y other Am.eric
ffort which have been
city, to eliminate racial p%'ejudic
nd
in ure the Ne ro citi•en 1of equal :ri hta and opportunity. Thi · cannot be
d order;
accomplished or c i'ried out xe pt 'l.Ulder th authority of la
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�February 13, 1967
Honorable Fletch :r Thompson
Member of Congi-es
House of R pr
ntatives
Fifth Dist:rkt. Oeorgia.
Hou e Offic Building
~ hington, D. C .
Dear Congr
man Thompson:
Attached i a copy of draft summary of activity of
Feder 1 Aid project in the City of Atlanta.
Thi i inc:ompl _ and not in it final form but aince
I have be n t rdy re dy in getting it to you t an early
dat , l am forwarding thi to you for youz Worma.tion.
l hop that w will lso hav mor inform ti.on on the
Mod 1 Cities Pro r
which w will get in youl' hands
in the next f
d y just as fast s we h ve chance
to st rt puttin it down in writing.
Slncei,, ly yours.
Dan Swe t
DS:fy
�A RESOLUTION
BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
WHEREAS, certain individuals and corporations intere sted in the preservation of law and order in the City of
At l anta have pledged to the City of Atlanta the payment of
sums t otaling the amount of $10,000 to be used as a reward
for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the
person or persons guilty of the shooting and death of HERBERT
VORNER and the shooting and wounding of ROY WRIGHT; and
WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta, in the enforcement of
law and order within said City, is willing to accept said
p l edge of funds and to establish such reward and the regulations and requirements for the payment of such a reward,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Board
of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta as follows:
1.
That the pledge of cer ta in funds by certain in-
dividuals and corporations of the City of Atlanta in th e
total amount of $10,000 for the payment of a reward in that
amount for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person or persons guilty of the shooting and death of
HERBERT VORNER and the shooting and wounding of ROY WRIGHT,
be and the same i s
2.
0r eby accepted.
That there is hereby established a Committee com-
posed of the City Attorney, Chief of Police and Chairma n of
the Police Committee of the City of Atlanta which shall determine the payment of the reward as set forth herein.
This
Committee will work with the appropriate law en f orcement
officers concerned with the sh oo ting and death of HERBERT VORNER
�and the shoo ting and wounding of ROY WRI GHT to determine the
pers on or per sons who may b e ent it le d to rewards and th e' p e rcentage of such rewards.
The decision of this Committee shall
be f i na l.
3.
No reward will be earned or payable hereunder
until a convict i on of the person or persons charged with the
criminal act has been ob t ained and the appeal, if any, has
been finally determined in favor of conviction or the time
for such appeal has expired.
If, however, the person or
persons charged with a criminal act dies prior to conviction
the Committee named above may, nevertheless, in its sole
discretion, determine that a reward or rewards should be
paid and pay such reward or rewards under this resolution.
�,,'

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A RESOLUTION
BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE


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A RESOLUTION ACC EPTING THE
PLEDGE FOR THE PAYMENT OF A
REWARD AND SETTING FORTH
CRITERIA FOR THE PAYMENT OF
SAID REWARD.
�ECONOMIC OPPORTUN ITY ATLANTA, INC.
101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
C, O, EMMERICH
ADMINISTRATOR
October 3, 1966
Mr. Dan Sweat
Mayor's Office
City Hall
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mr. Sweat:
Thank you for your letter of September 21, 1966, addressed to Mr. Bob
Lynn, Extension Manager of East Central NSO Center, concerning traffic complaints in the Boulevard, N. E. (East Central) area.
Because of our intense interest in these matters and the fact that we
had no record of the complaints here at headquarters, I asked Mr. Lynn to
send me a copy. There is enclosed a copy of his letter dated September 30,
1966 in response to that request.
As you can observe from a perusal of the contents of this letter, there
is still quite a bit of emotionalism involved in this situation which may or
may not be shared by all or most of the r e sidents at this time. Consequently,
it is difficult for me to maintain the objective approach that is necessary
to obtain results, unless we are together on the basic facts.
Please, therefore, compare the contents of Mr. Lynn's letter with your
notes and advise me as to which of the complaints he refers to that the
City might accept some responsibility for, even if there was no agreement
upon, or understanding about them at the time of the conference.
In view of the circumstanc e s, I would like to investigate those matters,
if any , not agreed upon, so that complaints about them may be made to the
proper agencies if they are found to be valid and soluble . Thank y ou for
y our cooperation .
Special Assistant f or Community Deve lopment
JHC : p l c
Enclosure
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ECO WM IC OPP RTU I Y ATLANTA, INC .
101 MAR IETT A ST R EET BL DG.
ATLANTA, GEORGI A 30303
525- 4262
C. O. EMMER I CH
ADMINISTRATOR
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September 30, 1966
Mr. Jo H. Calhoun
Speci a l Assistant for Co mmu..rii ty Development
Economic Opp ortunity Atlanta , Incorporated
101 Marietta Street, N. W.
Si xt h Floor
Atlanta , Georg i a 30303
De a r :Vir ,. Ca l h oun:
Thank y ou f or y our le tter of Se ptembe r 26. I am pleased
to kn ow t hat "viro Sweat ha s b e en in co mmun icati on uith you
c oncerning the vi si t mad e to his office b y the officers of the
two e;roups uhic h ·He O.!'ga..n.ized i n the Boulevard NE section.
As y ou r equested , follouin g i s a li st of compl a i n ts which
were presented _to r1r o Srreat by these citi zens :
They expres se d frustration ove r di scri mi nation whi ch
t hey ri..a.ve e:::perienced and whi c h they continue to experi ence. As on e man put it, 11 we j us t don ' t have
t he op_portunities that t he white man ha s. 11 The y st a ted
t hat the l a ck of op:portvni t i e s a!):;i. i ed equa lly in educ a tion, emplo yment ·, housin g , and in receiving t he
s ervices of the Ci tye The: co~ plain ed t hat ther e had
been di scrim inat io n in Hous i ng Code enforce~en t:
11 lfo g ro property-o lmers are forced to 1ceep t heir prop erties in a better st a te of repa ir t h 2.n ·white property owners in the Boulevard area." They complained that
t he amo nt of rent they paid was too h i gh for the t yp e
ace;o '.D. .ir: o.da t ion whic h they had e
· rore specificqlly , their complaints mi ght be cate gor ized i n
the follo win fasDion :
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1. The complete absence of MY publicly-sponsored
recre a tional f a ci1i ties in their co!21..rnun.i ty .. They e4-·
press ed t ha t one of t he mos t needed facilities in their
co.:w1.u..'1ity wo. s a youth c ent e r. TDis c enter s 11ould be
lo8 a t ed as near the scene of the riot s as poss:blee
Progra~ develo?nen t for t he center mu s t be dictated by
t he needs of the youth in that area.
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2. Th ey were q_u i te con ce rne d be c ause of ina dquate
servic es fro m t he San it a ry De:partment . Truclcs fr om t h e
Sanit ary Depa rt ment c ome t o the a r ea onl y on ce a week
s ometime s on Wedn e sday , somet i mes on Fr iday . Garb ag e
and trash a re a llowed t o pile up. Th e tru ck s , t h ey
s a id, ne ed to c ome t h r ough the a re a t wo or t hr e e time s
a week on a r egul a r bas i s. It appeared f rom the ir
con v e r s a t i on t hat i t mi ght be ne c essar y t o f o r c e t h e
01-me rs of l ar ge apa r tm en t bui l di.n gs to pr ovi de rece pt a cles f or bo th ga rbag e and t rash . They told Mr. Swea t
t hat th e Sanit ary En gi ne e rs do n ot fulf i ll t he ir duti e s
in pick in g u p garba g e wh i ch th ey sc a tter as t h ey collect t he wast e out of ga r bage c an so
3. A ma jo r po i nt of the di scuss i on conce r ned ho u s ing c ond i t i ons. A fe w of the hous ing pr obl ems a r e :
a.
be
c.
d.
e.
Gen e r al d et er io ra tion .
Bu i l d i ng i nf e sted with r a ts a n d ro a ches .
I n a.de q_uat e maintenan ce and c are f or t h e
publi c portions of t h e build i n g s , suc h
as t he ha l l s and othe r corm:non ly- shared
s pac e s .
Inadeq_ua t e eXlGS f~o m t h e building .
Inadequ2.t e a c c ornr.1.od2.ti on s .
Time and again , they reiterat ed t he fact that
t heir rent Has too hi c:h . ( I m.ig:it note here t hat sin ce
t he i r visit t o Mr . Sweat ' s of f ice, some of the res i den t s have re c eived notices that the ir r ent is being
i n c reased . I n some c ases , the in c re a s e i s i n excess of
t en ( $10. 00 ) dol lars a month. I am g r ave l y c on c erned
a bout t h i s mat ter .)
4 . Th ey c ompl ained aba ut t he manner in wh ic h
s om e of the pol i cemen per f ormed the ir duti es i n handl i n g t he c ro ~-rds on Sat u rday , Stmday ,. an d 1'I onday n i ghts.
They poL_ted out that th,:;re ,;-;ere i ::J.stances of uo l ice
b rutality both on the str e ets and a t t he po l ice stat i on . The y 2.lso reported ti1a t a number of i nnocent
parties ~-rere arrested du ring tl1is melee. Furt::ern o_ e ,
tl1ey said , in s ome i n 3t 2.Ec1:; s the Cs.ucasi2.~'l po liceD. eE
c alled the people n a:n es i;-rl1ich were r:iost displeasin g .
They were distrube d by tne fa c t t hat they have not
received s uffici ent ur otection bv 1 2.w enforce::ient
officials . 'I'he !!l Urder of t he Vor..11. er youth 2....n d t h e
s h ootin :=; of the ot her yout':l ?.:- e apt ez:ar1:9les of tt1i s


ne.tter, an d there are 1

1any others.




So This co:mitt ee of citizen s re:9ort ed to Hro
SHea t tr1a t tD.e sanner in i·, hich t~1e a""J.bula~_c e at t endants e:_ercis2i cl1e _. r ·responsioili ty on "the S2.turday
afte:rno o~ ~/:.1e1- the shootin g took :place ~·ras infuri-
�- 3 -
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atinge TheJ maint a ined tha t the ambul ance by-passed
the two Ne gro victi::ns , and pic1ce d up a policeman
who had been injure d l ater . In t hei r opinion, this
inci dent was a c ontinua tion of an old established
pattern of discrimination: The Negro lies on the
stre et s unattend ed whil e the 11 1-rhite 11 man is tre a ted.
They want t his matter fully invest i gated, and t hey
want some c oncrete a cti ons taken to elimina te future
occurr en ce s of a simil a r na turec
6. From what they s a id, it 1;,ras obvious that
the Georg ia Ba ptist Hospital is an obj e ct of frustration to them. Why, they 1-rante d to lm o1"r, uas it
that Geor gi a Baptist did not receive the two youth
who ·were s h ot, as t hey did t he policeman? ( They .
are n ot inte rested in the fact t hat Georgia Baptist
Hospital is a p r iva te institutiono · Evid ent l y ,
Ge or g ia Bapt ist has an exce edingl y poor i ::nag e in
t he COEL:11Uni ty •)
7~ Traff ic c ontro l, es pe ci al l y on the eastwest s treets , was re ported as a probl em . Larg e
truc ks utilize the n arro1· residenti a l streets betwe en Boul evard and Glen Ir is. Als o, there is a
problem with the s pee din g drivers of automobil e s
on these same str eets , as well as on. Boulevard .
8 . One oi t h e most d isturbing fact or s -whic h
t hey re porte d. was t a.e lack of OlJp ort 1.m it ies to
ob tain a dee ent job and e a rn a dee en t 1·r2. :s e . They
as ked f or pay L~g tra ining po s itions for d esirable
job s . They a re tired of b e i n g ma i ds , j anit ors ,
po rters , and laborers. Incone se ems to be a probl em f or nearly everyone in that commu.nity o
9. :Most of a ll, t he pe o:9l e on Bouleva r d 1·,an t
to be someb ody . Th ey are tir ed of living in a
soc ie t y i.rfl. j_c:1. denies t t1ea an. opp ort un ity to be soae body ~ Th ey are si ck of fo r mal le aders in their
co !m1lu.n i t y an d in Cit y governnen t "rrh o do not ei ther
k.<1 O i·T or car e about the c o:nd i tions u.n:ier wni ch t ~ey
l ive ~ ·J:hey ~-,an t t:12 Oi ty 2.21d t~1eir fo r m.2.l l eaders
to lis ten to t he ir proble~ s and to bring about a
ra pi d c}18.nge
Basi ca l l y , these a re their c omplaints at t2is t ime~
Let ne e xpress ny appreci a tion to you f or t he manne = in
which you h s ve c ooperat ed wi th us i n wor~in g wit h these problens . r ·very nach appre c iate th e support wni ca yo u gave n e
per s nR.l l y d',lring a very try i r..s; !:)2r iod t1-;o 1-reeks a go. TbQnk
you very m.u ch.,
Corc.'l. ia:2.ly y ours,
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�September 21. 1966
Mr . B ob Lynn
Extension Area Manager
East Central N ighborhood Center
4.86 D c tur Street, S. E .
Atlant , G orgia
D ar Bob :
When you and the group from the B o ul var d ection were
in my office one of th p r oblem di scussed was traffic on
th residential tre t in that area .
I am dvi s d by the Traffic Engin ering Dep rtm nt of th
City th t the City Ordinance now prohibits tr ctor trailer
truck from u ing ny of the street which cros Boul vard
xcept P once de Leon Av nue , N o rth Avenue, F rre t
A v nue. Highland Avenu • Irwin Street nd E lgewood
Avenue.
Special Truck Prohibit d ign
re curr ntly placed on
Morg n Str t an W b sh A venu . The Traffic En in ring
D pa.run nt 1 now ch eking th physic condltiona of th
ei n• on M -.,rgan Stre t and on Wa.b h Avenue and ill
rran e to install d itional signs on th other a t- et
r sid nti 1 atr ets hich cro s B oul v rd in this r a and
from · hic:h tr ctor trail r
re prohibited in th Ordin nc •
eoon as th eigna re r pl . ced, th Tr !fie En ln erin
Departm nt ill dvlee th .Atl n
Police Dep rtment and
lam ure th P lie D p rtm nt wUl tak appropriate action.
Th Sanitary Dep rtment nd th Health Dep rtm nt r
cooperating ln th rat baitin pro r&m -.vhich
a on ol
the big problem• dbcua ed. I hop that th N l hb rhood
Center can t ke ome action on the su eatl n 1 my
1 tter to Geor e D dd on ptemb r 15.
�Mr . Lynn
Page Two
Septembe r 21 , 1966
Please pa
thi
information along to the committee .
Sincerely yours,
Dan Swe t
DS: fy
cc : M yor Iv an A llen, Jr,
Mr . R . E a rl Lander
�September 15 , 1966
Mr . George Dodd, Directo1·
East Central Ne ighborhood Center
486 Decatu.r Street, S . E .
Atlanta, Georgi a
Dear George :
The City of Atl nta. Sanitary Department and the Fulton County
Health Department are cooperating in a joint effort to clean up
the Boulevar d area and carry out a r t control program.
1n talking with Health Dep rtrnent officials , they indicate that
little will come of a rodent conti·ol program unless the people
in the r a will join with them and practice better sanitation
habita .
Mr . Cantr 11. who h s been working on sp eial pro gr m
in that area . lready,. says that he believes th.at if we could
g t EOA to h lp tell the people bout good s nit tion pr ctic s
and po sibly prep re and distribut poster throughout th
r a , thie would h ve
re l good effect. He say that his
dep rtment will b gl d to WOl'k with H om maker Aid s or
any other p r on designated by EOA to tr in them to in truct
r sident in th are in these pr ctic
I would sugg t th t we might g t the element ry school to
have a poster conte t aft r two or three 1 ctures on sanit tion
h bit to control p et • Then th ee po t r could b d iepl y d
at a.p rtm nt , sto re , and other loc tions. This has work d
very w 11 in the Fire Dep rtm nt nd I beli v it would work
w 11 h re. Thie would b e a project EOA could c rry out v ry
£f ctively.
�Mr . D odd
Page Two
Septen1ber 15, 1966
Let me know of your thinking on this and if there is any way I
can help . You might have someone call Mr . Grennon at 572-2116 ,
who has charge of the R odent Conh·ol Se ction of the Health
Department, or M r. T . A . Canti·ell at 572 - 2844.
Sincerely yours ,
Dan Sweat
DS :fy
cc: Mr . C . 0 . Emrn. rich
Mr . Bob Lynn
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September 21, 1966
Mr. R c.,bert McDaniel, Chairman
The G uod Neighbors Club
Sum-Mee Neighborhood Service Center
65 Geo1·gia A v enue, S. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
D e ar Mr. McDaniel:
I appreciate you sending n1e the li st of it ems which the
G o od Neighbors Club thinks are the major proble1ns in
your corrununity.
I will attempt to give yo u a status report on prospective
help in ea ch area in the o rder listed by yo u in your
letter of Septemb0r 12.
1.
Recreati on C enters - The Atlanta Parks and
Re cr eation De partment has le ased a d uplex
apartznent at 255 Dodd Avenue, S . W . as a first
step in providing s orne i mmediate indoor
recreation dui·ing the fall and w inter 1nonths .
The Parks Department is m.a.king plans for
the operation and programming of activitie s
at this location and as soon as they have completed their scheduling I am sure that they will
be in touch with ·you and _your group.
The Planning Departn1ent is also working with
the school officials to initiate plans for the
developm.ent of a possible neighborhood center
in connection with one of the s chools being
expanded in your area.
�}.fr. McD aniel
P.-:i.ge Tw o
Se pte1nber 21, 1966
2.
Enforce H <,u s in g C od0 - Ou.r H o using C e de Divi s ion has
stepped up its code cornpli an ce p ro g ra1n in that area
pa1·ticu.larly along C apitol A ·-1 enue and firm action is
being taken to assure that pr o perty i s b rought up to
standard through our spe ci a l progran1 with the Atlanta
Housing Dcpartincnt, the City Inspection De pa rtm.ent,
E OA and the I-lo using A uthority. He lp is being
p rovided those people who desire to 111.ove into
bettei· housing a,nd who are qua lified for publif:
housin g to get them. in standard homes at the earliest
posaible date.
3.
Caution Lights (Capitol A v enue School) - The Traffic
Engineering Departme nt is investigating the feasibility
cf additional Caution li ghts at this scho ol and a repo1·t
will b e forwarded to you as so on as their engineering
investi gation is compl eted.
4.
Playlot s for Teenagers and Child ren with EJi..--ten<led
Night Programs - In1prove rnents a re being made to
tho playgroW1d a cro ss from C a pit(?l A venu e School.
. The Atlanta Braves are fencin g in the area and will
asphalt areas for special play activities .
The Stanle y .Oafli @l P:l.i"k i!:1
Ufl


r eF:.!rntruetltm it 1el


the City now has a firm under cont r a ct to renovate
the la1·ge building for an indoor recreation center.
The C omr.nunity School Program which is starting
in the area w ill a l s o provid e som e additional recreation
facilities d uring the col d w e athe r m onths .
5.
M•:,re Elementary Schools a n d High S chools - The
S chool B e ard now h as in plan s o r under contra ct
project s which will include 1naj or e xpans ion of the
Capi tol Avenue S chool, Stanle y Dani e l S c hool, and
expans ion of the s ite of the J ohnson Elementary
School. The old S1nith-Hughes School will be
recl a i med b y the School B o ard, renovated and
placed back i nto operation as a high achool or
junior high school.
�Mr . M cD aniel
P · go Thr ee
Septen1ber 21, 1966
6.
Mo re Sanitation Services fo r St re et Pickupr; and All
Otho1· City Serv ice s Due This Area - I think you will
note an increase in the sanitary services and as
indicated on the atta ched r eport from. the Sum.-Mec
C e nter sanitation services have been expanded greatly.
7.
Interracial Pati·oln1en for Regula r Duty in This Arca A 8 you are aware, o u1· P c,lice Department operates
on an interracial basis . \Ve c1o not have two man
cars i n any area because of lack of perso:nne l. Therefo re, you will probably see rnany one man c ars with
both Negro and white officers patrolling the area on
a regular basis.
8.
Enfor ce G u ideline s for Renting Houses and Apa rtment s I believe the coo perati ve p rogra1n mentioned ab ove will
acco1nplish desirable results in this area a..--id our
housing c ode complian c e inspectors a.re moving to
insure g uidelines con1.irt g under their j uri sdiction
are followed.
9.
Better Streets - There have been sevez:tal st1·eet
improvements in the area . .Bass Street has been
prepared for paving and should be paved this week,
the weather permitting .
10.
Better Law Enforcement - Plans are being made for
the expansion of our P olice force in the next year's
budget and I am sure that this will be reflected in
improved law enforcen1ent in all areas .
The1·e are other improve1nents which will be made in the area
real soon and I will try to keep you advised.
Please do not hesitate to let us know of the feelings in your
area regarding City services and improvements .
�Mr . :tvfcDaniel
P a ge Four
Septen1ber 21, 1966
We appr~ciate your help and your interest in your neighborhood.
S incerely yours,
Dan Sweat
DS:fy
cc: M ayor I van Allen, Jr.
Mr . R. Eal'l L anders , A d mini a trative .A iJSis tant
Mr . J olumy Popwell, Sum-1v1e c N e i ghborhood C enter
bee: Mr. Deane C . Tucker, Community Relations Service

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SUM-MEG NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER
65
Georgia Avenue, S.E.
September, 1966
PROG1:F.SS REPORT THROUGH
9-17-66
1.
Resurfaced Streets:
a. Rawson Street, S .w.
· b. Formwalt Street, S.W.
c. Windsor Stree t, S.W.
d. Cooper Street, S.W.
e. Eugenia Street, S.W.
f. Fulton Street, S.E.
2.
Paved Streets:
a. Glenwood Street, S.E.
b. Fulton Street, S.E.
J. Sideswalks Replaced:
a.
b.
c.
d.
4.
Glenwood Street, S.E.
Fras er Street, S. E.
Hill Stree t, s. E.
Marti n Stree t, S.E.
Streets Repaired:
a. Glenn street from Reed stree t to Martin s t reet.
b. Bass street f rom Fraser street to Martin street.
5. Houses Demoli shed:
a.
Fifteen houses demolished.
6. Abandon Cars Moved:
a • . Fi f t een abandon cars moved.
7.
Garbage and Trash Pick-ups :
a. Increased from 45 to 50 loads a week, to over 100 a wee~.
8.
Trash bas ke ts put out by Sanitary Dept.
a. Six baskets put out by Sanitary Dept.
9.
Building Code Inforcement Or ders Issued
a . Five Bui lding Code Inf orcement Or ders I ssued.
�STATEMENT BY !VAN ALLEN, JR.
MAYOR OF ATLANTA
On Civil Disorder in Atlanta, Tuesday, September 6, 1966
The disorders in the Summerhill neighborhood in Southeast
Atlanta last evening were the result of a deliberate attempt by certain
members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Corrunittee {Snick) to
_¢reate a-n incident of this very nature.
We can be thankful there were no serious injuries.
Some 10
police officers received minor injuries, mostly as a result of tear gas.
Assessment of property damage has not been completed, but
it does not appear to be too severe.
Five City police cars were damaged as a result of bricks or
bottles thrown through windows.
Seventy-two arrests were made by the Police Department.
Conditions at this time indicate that the violence has ended and
ealm exists throughout the area.
The Atlanta Police Department is now working two twelve-hour
shifts until furthe r notification by Chief J e nkins.
All off-duty firemen have been placed on alert.
The fir emen on duty during the night r es ponde d promptly a nd
efficiently to several calls in the area.
T h e s park of vi ole nce ignite d by a fe w r e ckle ss and irres pons ible
indiv idu als t ouched off a n explosion of c i vil dis orde r that s hatte r e d A tla n ta ' s
l on g r e cord of racial a mity.
�Page 2
I must again commend the members of the Atlanta Police
Department for their prompt response and handling of this situation.
The citizens of Atlanta, and especially the good citizens of SummerhillMechanicsville, can be justly proud of their police officers this morning.
I am not talking from hearsay when I say that every citizen of
Atlanta owes a debt of wholehearted gratitude to our dedi~ated police
officers, for I was personally in the thick of the disturbance throughout
those frightful hours of mob hysteria.
No one need make charges to me about police brutality during
this disorder, I saw plenty of brutality, but it was being used against the
police officers, not by them.
From what I heard with my own ears and saw with my own eyes
in the center of this melee, I feel certain that hundreds of normally good
citizens were inflamed ;7out of their normal senses.
They were victimized
by those who sought to incite violence.
We sincerely a pprec iat e the a cti on of Governor Car l Sa nders
and the Georgia Department of Public Safety for the backup men and
equipment provided to_us.
It is a trag e dy that a f ew irresponsible and misdi recte d youths
have such utter disregard and contempt for their fellow man that they
place the lives and property of innocent citizens in serious jeopardy.
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THJE \ ATJLANTA URBAN JLJEAGUJE
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JAcKsoN 1-2355 • 239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
• ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
October 7, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen , Jr .
I yor, City of Atlant
City Hall
Atlanta, G orgia
30303
Dear Mayor All n:
We re enclos ing a revised copy of the Proposal "Expand d, In D pth,
Urban League Co nity Organiz t ion S rvic
In Ar as Of Atlant
Si ilar To The On
Of The Currently fanifest d Raci l Unr st (S orhill Region) , " which w discuss ed with you and Mr. D n Swett o
your offic .
propo 1 with Mr . E erich and hi staff of
it is being red velop d to agr e with
Siner ly.
Harold N. Arnold , ·
executiv Dir ctor
Enclosure
cc :
Mr . Dan Swatt
HNA:vba
MEMBER
AGENCY
ATLANTA
.....@
COMMUNITY
CHEST- C O U N CIL
�A
P ROP OS AL
POR
EXPANDED, IN DEPTH, URBAN LEAGUE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SERVICES
IN AREAS OF ATLANTA SIMILAR TO THE ONES OF THE CURRENTLY
MANIFESTED RACIAL UNREST (SUMMERHILL REGION)
TARGET AREAS
SUfvlJ,JERHILL - MECHANICSVILLE
PITTSBURG
EAST CENTRAL
PERRY HOMES
SEPTEMBER 15, 1966
�PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR
EXPANDED, IN DEPTH, URBAN LEAGUE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SERVICES
IN AREAS OF ATLANTA SIMILAR TO THE ONES OF THE
CURRENTLY MANIFESTED RACIAL UNREST
(SUMMERHILL REGION)
The Urban League movement, against a background of national experience and
expert knowledge in corn:1UD.ity assessment and practical program planning is sensitive to the signs and symbols of community vulnerability to the kinds of outbrea ks
that Atlanta has witnessed in the Summerhill area during the past few days.
Again
the Urban League warns against the embarrassment of hurried and stop-gap measures.
Such mistakes of countless urban communities facing these specific kinds of problems serve as a guide for the Atlanta Urban League to do effective planning for
the prevention and removal of the known glaring problems persisting and untouched
by programs of pure ly passing and opiating impact in Metropolitan Atlanta.
We continue to insist tha t the problems focused by the Summerhill outbreak
are of a nature addressing themselves with unquestioning clarion call for a total
mobilization of community resources to reach the basic problems to effectuate
substantive solutions.
Qui ck a nd momentarily soothing programs, however appropriate to get such
communiti es back to a leve l of r eceptivity for participation in organized, di s ci plined and democr atically based procedures for community l eadership involvement
i n se l f-he l p pr ograms ar e , of necessity, limited to just such y ield .
The mi s t akes of Wa tts (Los Ange les , Ca li f ornia) as follow- up studies have
demonstrated, are in two important ca t egorie s :
(1) That t he effor t s of pub l ic-
based (governmental ) agencies, l imited a s they are in the permissive breadth of
involvement and depth of programming and organization, cannot a l one satisfy the
hard-core needs of such a situation.
(2) That because of the exi stence of the
very network of public o~encies , despite their limitations, the strengthening of
the operational bases of private agencies of experience has been greatly neglected.
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We, The Atlanta Urban League, Inc., therefore, are calling immediately upon
the National Urban League, the City of Atlanta, the Metropolitan Atlanta Community
Services, and other available resources, to join forces in veering away from the
futile course of other cities of the nation in attacking the Summerhill problems
by supplementing the currently evolving emergency programs with more basically
problem-oriented programs, so characteristically lacking in the approaches of
similarly situated cities of the nation.
Admittedly, what the Urban League proposes in the following recommendation
is not a program of over-night returns.
Indeed, we warn that the basic problems
of Summerhill and other known communities in Atlanta of similar vulnerability do
not lend themselves to over-night solutions.
Human attitudes, chanGeableonly by the skillful techniques of indoctrination
in a faith and methodology of gri evance -pleading within the framework of existing
political and social welfare channels are developed through the knowledge of and
guidance into effective processing of such crievonces .
However, the rewards in the instilling of self-help possibilities, and the
working experience of leadership of such communities with the complex of broad
community agencies of responsibilities f i xes the lines of communica tion and fa ith
in .total community concern with the problems of troubled areas, and serves, through
i nevitable achievements , to stabilize such pocket communities in the f ace of
ons l aught fr om exploitative purposed inf luences.
PROJECTED PROGRAM
The Atlanta Urban League, Inc., therefore, proposes the following demonstration program for consideration in the Summerhill area to later expand to all
similar areas in Atlanta establishing field unit offices.
The expansion of the services. of The Atlanta Urban League, Inc., through the
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establishment of a staffed Unit Field office(s) to:
1.
Take immediate action in the formulation of Urban League - method oriented neighborhood organizations.
A.
Through these neighborhood units, serviced on a continuing
basis by trained Urban League personnel, broader leadership / ~
lf.}~
can be trained to:
(1)
V;
if
Serve as an on-going source of knowledge on both
positive and negative developments in the community.
(2)
More importantly, to serve as the continuing
~ ~
channel for the implementing of programs geared
er
to the needs of the people.
tract
data and attitudinal information for effective programming.
3.
To bring to the community practical knowledge of services available
for meeting personal and group needs.
4.
To develop on-going inter - agency communication on accomplishments
a nd emer gency needs.
To utilize the experience s and broad s kills in program planning a nd
innovating gained by the National Ur ban League program developme nt
staff for consultative involvement in e ffective ness of experiment a l
pr ograms of seventy-five (75) urban communiti es t hr oughout t he
nat ion, i n stabilizing efforts of such communities .
All of these recommendations, are, of cour se, based upon the findings of
researched needs, and the adaptabi l ities of selective programs to the community.
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Needless, to point out, t he program emphases will fall wit hin the f our basic
program areas in which the Urban League operates:
& Employment, Health
&
Housing, Economic Development
Welfare, and Education & Youth Incentives - - on an inten-
sive and on-going basis.
A very special effort will be made to identify and
counsel new residents of Atlanta in these areas.
The services offered will be different than, but off ered in cooperation with,
other services available to the community.
The services will be problem oriented
and will include leadership development; employment opport,un:l.'l,ico i.u
t,1.J.<-- 1n, 1..on.f'.A
Urban League's Skills Bank"; training opportunities through the Atlanta Urban
League's Manpower Development and Training Act (On-The,:_Job Training Project);
vocational and educational counseling through the Atlanta Urban Le ague 's "See
Industry In Action' ' Progr am; improved living condition and relocation through
the Atlanta Urba n League 's housing program, and parental health and welf are
assis t ance through the Atlant a Urban Lea gue's
ENABLE (Educa t ion a nd Ne i ghborhood
Ac t ion For A Better Living Environment) Program.
Emphasis will be placed on the reside nts becoming knowl edgeable and mot ivated
t o identif y t heir needs and to take positive cooperative action, without anger
a nd v iole nce, to sa tis fy t he se nee ds.
The Ur ban League 's motto "Amer ican Teamwork Works " will a l ways be ma ni fe s ted.
Th i s will mean a ctive and v isible participation, at the "gras s r oot " leve l by
r e spons i ble white a nd Negro cit izens •• • an i mpor tant f a ctor i n deve loping fa ith
bet ween the ra ce s .
An exampl e of this would be "top" employer represent a tive s
working in the c ommunit ies thr ough the Atlanta. Urban League's fie l d uni t office
a.s a part of our "Skills Bank" operation, and employer s we lcoming prospective
employees in their plants, as a part of our "See Industry In Action" Pr ogram.
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�THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE, INC.
239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
EDUCATION AND YOUTH INCENTIVES
PROBLEMS
ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES
Basic Education
Through group sessions
Vocational Skills
Individual and group counseling,--career
conferences, workshops and audio-visual
aids materials
Citizenship .Education
Intensified counseling, individual and
groups, special and workshops
Occupational Information
Through group sessions, intensified
counseling, special workshops
�HOUSING
PROBLEMS
ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES
Financing
Counseling about public and private
resources, Veterans Ad.ministration
Public Assistance, F.H.A.
Transitory
Indoctrination
Facilities for un-attached males and/or
Females and large families
Influence the planning and development
of more and adequate housing facilities
High Density
Influencing codes, regulations and
enforcement
Lack of Community Facilities & Services
Influencing the planning and the
development of facilities and services
1. Schools
2. Health
3. Work Stations
Lack of Communication between Landlord
and Tenants
To organize tenants and Landlords and
establish effective lines of communicat
between them.
�HEALTH AND WELFARE
PROBLEMS
ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES
Health Inf'ormation and Services
Group discussions, individual and group
counseling, special worksh0ps in
respective problematic areas, including
the use of audio visual aid material and
consultants.
Mental Health
V. D.
Sex Education
Planned Parenthood
Environmental
Recreation
Influencing more and adequate recreation
facilities
�ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYMENT
PROBLEJ,18
ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE TECHNIQUES
Recruiting, Counseling and
Referral to Job
Skills Bank
More Entrepreneurship
Economic Development Institutes
More Training and Re-training
Individual, group counseling and
motivation
MDTA (Manpower Development & Training)
MDTA Coupled (Institutional & On-the-Job)
Preservation of Total Family
Family and group counseling (with specia.::'.
concentration on youth motivation and preparation for employment and/or training
�PROPOSAL BUDG~T
THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE, INC.
239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 15, 1966
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
TITLE
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS
NUI..
1 ea.
Project Director
12,000.00
12,000.00
Nill,
6 ea.
Consultants
21,840.00
21,840.00
AUI..
1 ea.
Administrator (Part-time)
7,000.00
7,000.00
MACS
4 ea..
Unit Director
MA.CS
1 ea.
Assistant Unit Director
MA.CS
4 ea.
Assistant Unit Director
EOA
6 ea.
Neighborhood Aides
EOA
24 ea.
Neighborhood Aides
MACS
1 ea.
Secretary
MACS
5 ea.
Secretaries
MACS
1 ea.
Clerk-Typist
MA.CS
5 ea.
Clerk-Typist
ATL.
1 ea.
Janitor (Part-time)
ATL.
5 ea.
Janitor (Part-time)
40,000.00
7,000.00
28,000.00
21,600.00
86,400.00
4,500.00
23,000.00
3,600.00
18,000.00
SUB TOTAL
600.00
3,000.00
78,140.00
239,240.00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 2
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ADMINIS'IRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS.
DEMONS'.IRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
TITLE
Personnel Benefits (13.4%)
1,608.00
1,608.00
938.00
938.00
MACS
2,023.40
20,006.00
EOA
2,874.40
11,557.00
NUL (Less Consultants)
AUL
402.00
80.40
ATL.
SUB
TOTAL
TOTAL
7,524.20
34,511.00
85,664.20
273,751.00
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PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 3
FUN.DING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ITEM
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS.
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
EQUIPMENT AND OFFICE SUPPLIES
ATL.
10
ATL.
5
Typewriters (Electric
Mimeograph & Adding Machines
ATL.
Office Supplies
ATL.
Postage
ATL.
Telephone (2 Ma.in Lines, 5
Instruments, Installation Cost
Included, Each Office)
SUB TOTAL
1,050.00
5,250.00
600.00
3,000.00
1,000.00
5,000.00
600.00
3,000.00
1,375.00
6,500.00
22,750.00
4,625.00
HOUSING EQUIPMENT
ATL.
ATL.
ATL.
9
10
13
ATL.
165
ATL.
5
ATL .
10
Executive Desks and Chairs
(Each Unit Office
389.80
1,949.00
Secretary Desks and Chairs
(Ea.ch Unit Office)
322.00
1,610.00
Conference Tables, 7 ft. Long
(Each Unit Office)
150.00
650.00
Side Chairs
600.00
2,460.00
Desk Lamps
60.00
280.00
200.00
880.00
File Cabinets
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 4
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ITEM
ADMINISTRATIVE
HFADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS.
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
HOUSING EQUIPMENT CONTINUED
ATL.
ATL.
4
Water Coolers
405.00
1,620.00
Sanitation Supplies
200.00
900.00
2,326.80
SUB TOTAL
10,349.00
HOUSING AND UTILITIES
ATL.
Office Rental
ATL.
Utilities, Heat
2,400.00
11,100.00
700.00
3,500.00
3,100.00
ATL.
TRANSPORTATION
SUB TOTAL
TOTAL
GRAND TOTAL
14,600.00
5,520.00
lz26o.oo
1,260.00
11,311.80
5,520.00
53,291.00
96,975.00
326,970.00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET
THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE, INC.
239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 15, 1966
FUNDING AGENCIES AND TOTAL AMOUNTS FOR:
DEMONSTRATION UNIT
ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS
FOUR (4) UNITS
$35,448.00
$ 35,448.00
-
7,938.00
7,938.00
MACS -
17,123.40
129,006.00
ATt. -
11,992.20
56,621.00
EOA •
24,474.40
97,957.00
GRANT TOTAL
$96,976.00
$326,970.00
NUL AUL
LEGEND
NUL
....
AUL MACS EOA ATL. -
National Urban League, Inc.
The Atlanta Urban League, Inc.
Metropolitan Atlanta Community Services
(Services through AUL)
Economic Opportunity Atlanta
City of Atlanta
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September 21, 1966
Mr . R · be rt McDaniel, Chairman
The G ood Ne i ghbors Club
Sum- Mee Neighbor hood Ser v ice Center
65 Geo1·gia A v enue, S . E .
A tlanta , Georgia
Dear Mr . McDaniel :
I appreciate you send ing me the list of items which the
G ood Neighbors C l ub thinks are the major proble1ns in
your comm.unity.
I will tt mpt to give you a status report on prospective
help in e ch area in the o rder listed by you in your
letter of September 12.
1.
Recreation Cente rs - The Atlanta Parks and
Rec:r tion D partment h
lea ed a duplex
apartm nt t 255 Dodd _Avenu , S . W. as a first
step in providing some immediate indoor
recreation during th fall .ind wint r month .
The Parks Department i making plans for
th op r tion nd programming of activities
at thi location and as soon as they h v , complet d theb s c;:h dulin I m ur th t they will
b in touch with you nd your group.
The Planning Dep r~ment is 1. o workin with
th
chool offici ls to initi te pl
for th
dev lopm nt of a po sible nei hborhood cent r
in connection with one of th tcbools being
exp d d in your ar
�.tv1r. McDani el
Page Two
S e p t embe r 21, 196 6
2.
Enfor ce H c,using Code - Our Hous ing Code D i vi s i on has
s t epped up its c ode c ompliance p r ogr am i n that are a
p art i c ularl y along Capit ol A venue and firm a ction is
bei ng t aken t o as sur e that p r operty i s b r ought up t o
standard through our special p r ogr am wit h the A tlant a
Housing Department, the Cit y Inspe ction Department.
EOA and the H ousing A utho rity. Hel p i '-' b eing
p r ovi d e d t hose peopl e who de s i r e to move int o
bet te r h ousing and wh o a re q ualifie d for publit
hous ing to get them i n s tandar d homes a t t h e e a r lie st
poss ib l e date .
3.
Cauti on Light s (Capitol Avenue School) - Th Traffic
Engi neering Depar tment is investi ating the feas ib ility
of additional Caution light s a t thi s school and a r eport
will be forw rded to you a s soon as t heir e ngi neering
inve tig tion is completed.
4.
Playlot for Teenager
nd Children with Extend d
Night Program - ln1proven1ents are being made to
tho pl yground cross from Capitql Avenue School .
Th Atl nt Braves are fencin in the re and will
a phalt ar a for p ci 1 play ctiviti s .
The Stanl y Daniel Park is under c r:natruction nd
the City now h s
firm und r contract to r · novat
t
large building for an indoor 1' creati on center .
The Community School Program which is t rting
in the ar
will also provide om additional r creation
faclliti
d W!'ing the cold weather months.
5.
M ur Elem ntary Schoob and High S chools .. The
School B o ard now h · in plan or und r c ontr ot
proj ct which will include m jor ex nsion oi th
Capitol Avenu S chool; St nley Daniel School, and
xp ndon of th sit of th J ·hnson El mentary
School. Th old 61nith .. Hugh School will b


r claim d by th School B e ard, :r nov t d nd


pla.c d back into ope r tion as high school or
junior hi h chool.
�Mr . McDaniel
Page Three
September 21 , 1966
6.
More S anitation Services for S treet P ickups and A ll
Other City Se r v ices Due This Area - I think y ou will
note an increase i n the sanitary servi ces a nd as
indi cate d on the attached report fr om the Sum- Me e
Center sanitation services have been expanded greatl y .
7.
I nterracial Patr olmen for Regular Duty in This A rea A s you are a.w r e , our Police Department operates
on an interracial bae is . We do not have two m an
cars in any area be cause of lack of p ers onnel. Therefore , you will p robably see many one man cars with
both Negro and wh ite officers patrolling the area on
a re gular b sis .
8.
Enforce Gui delines for Renting Houoes and Apartmen ts •
I believe the cooper tive progr m menti oned above will
accomplish desirable results in this a rea and our
housing code compliance inspectors are moving t o
insure guidelines coming under their juris dicti on
are followed.
9.
Better Street - Ther have been evetal street
improve ent in the a rea . B s Stre t h s be n
prep r d for pavin
nd eh.ould be
v d thi w ek,
th weath r p rmitting.
10.
B tt r La Enforc ment .. Pl ns re bein mad £or
the expansion 0£ our P olic force in the next ye r 1s
budget nd I am su:re that t his will b r fleeted in
improved l w enforc m nt in 11 r
Th re r other improv ments which will be m de in th
l soon and I ill try toke p you dvi ed.
r
l'
Pleas do not h ita.te to 1 t ua know of the fe lings in your
ar a reg rdlng City
rvic
and improv m nt .
�Mr . McDani e l
Page Four
Septem.be:r 21 , 1966
We appreciate your hel p and your inte r est i n your ne i ghborhood.
Sincerel y your s ,
Dan Sweat
DS :fy
cc : Mayor I v n Allen, Jr .
Mr . B.. E arl Landers , A dministrative A s sistant
Mr . J ohnny Popwell, Sum-Mee Neighborhood Center
bee:
Mr. D eane C. Tucker, Community Relations S ervice
�SUM-MEG NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER
65 Georgia Avenue, S.E.
September, 1966
PROG1lFSS REPORT THROUGH 9-17-66
1.
Resurfaced Streets:
a. Rawson Street, S.W.
b. Formwalt Street, S.W.
c. Windsor Street, S.W.
d. Cooper Street, S.W.
e. Eugenia Street, S.W.
f. Fulton Street, S.E.
2.
Paved Streets:
a. Glenwood Street, S.E.
b. Fulton Street, S.E.
J.
Sideswalks Replaced:
a. Glenwood Street, S.E.
b. Fraser Street, S.E.
c. Hill Street, s.E.
d. Martin Street, S.E.
4.
Streets Repaired:
a. Glenn street from Reed street to Martin street.
b. Bass street from Fraser street to Martin street.
5.
Houses Demolished:
a. Fifteen houses demolished.
6. Abandon Cars Moved:
a.
Fifteen abandon cars moved.
7. Garbage and Trash Pick-ups:
a.
Increased from
45
to
50
loads a week, to over
8.
Trash baskets put out by Sanitary Dept.
a. Six baskets put out by Sanitary Dept.
9.
Building Code Inforcement Orders Issued
a. Five Building Code Inforcement Orders Issued.
100
a week.
�Mr. Don Sweatt, Assistant to the Mayor
TO:
FROM: The Good Neighbors Club
Mr. Robert McDaniel, ChairmanK 0 ~ ir.
Sum-Mee Neighborhood Service Center
65 Georgia Avenue, Southeast
DATE:
RE:
September 12, 1966
Things that are needed in the area:
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Recreation Centers I
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Enforce Housing Code
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Caution lights (Capitol Avenue School) /
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Play Lots for teenagers and children with ex tended night programs
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More Elementary Schools and High Schools
More sanitation services for street pick ups and all other city
services due this area
Interracial patrolmen for regular duty in this area
Enforce guidelines for renting houses and apartments
For better streets
For better Law enforcement
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�Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal
September 30, 1966
Fat her Theophile Krehel
Ur bao America -Action , Ine .
2 Weot 46th Street
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flew York, New York, 1 0036
Dear f t her Y-rehel 1
In t he wake of th r ci l probl ems in Atlant a, it appe r.s that w ight
w 11 m ke some progr sa with a nonprofit housing fund for Atl nt •
It was suggested t hat a group be or ganized ~o estab lish and dminister
f und whic h would be an autonomous nonprofit group . This group would
have E~ certain a ount of " seed" money available and would be a ourc~
of info
t:ion and
ct l yst f or a ction in this area by other gr oups
sucb as churches and f oundations .
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The purpose of this letter is to pose certain qu 6f ons to you to aid us
in movin f orward with t his program .
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2.
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6.
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ort of Board would you uggo ~
s t up and wh t 1z?
shn d be the mak~ up ~f t h staff and it qu l fie tions?
would
yearly bud t fov adtnini tration b ?
uoh capit l hould
fund of thi ty
b v vai1 bl?
assi tance financial and other ise i
v il ble fro
Urban Americ?
Since a p rt of our pro~ram, as w see it, will bo r habilit tion,
would thi limit Urban~ eric ' pa~ticipation?
At your con ni nee w woul d lik to rran
noth r trip to Atl nta fo~
you. It is my i6e that at that tie you would~ et wit M yor llen,
s
of th iocsl f ound tion director and
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�October 4 , 1966
Mrs. Mary Y . Greene
P rincipal
Capitol Avenue School
811 Capitol Avenue , S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Dear Mrs . Greene :
I am certainly grateful to you and your st ff for your letter
of September 26 with positive recommendations which will
help improve your school area .
I am attaching a letter recently sent to Mr. Robert McDaniel
from Dan Sweat pointing out some of the things underway or
planned for your community. 'ihis letter should nswer
many of the questions you have.
Thank you for your interest.
Sincer ly your.
Ivan All n. Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:fy
Enclosure (1)
�CAPITOL AVENUE SCHOOL
811 CAPITOL AVENUE, S. W.
ATLANTA 15, GEORGIA
MARY Y. GEENE, Principal
MU. ll- 6301
September 26, 1966
The Honorable Mayor I. Allen
Atl anta City Hall
Atl anta, Georgia
Honorable Sir :
Statement Of:
Capitol Avenue School Faculty and Staff
i-J'e , the members of the c;ipi tol Avenue School Faculty and Staff herewi th
present a statement of comrnendati n to our Mayor, the Police Force , and
interested citizens who demonstrated concern and fortitude by their presence
duri ng the recent upheaval in our immediate communi ty .
~tis regrettable th~t such an incident could happen in our community.
This incident has futher brought into sharp 1·ocus the gl3ring needs and
frustat ions of the people of this community and, more especially, our
children and youth.
As a result of our observation.Jexposur~ and partici pation in the life
of this community, we find these needs most urgent:
1.
The development of low-rent housing 1·or low-i ncome families.
2.
Enforced housing codes and sanitary codes 1'or both landl rds and
tenants ..
3. Some means of encouraeing businesses in this area to improve the
physical facilities .:ind to adhere to enforcement of licensing
facilities ~nd business practices, as well as health standards and
the better business code.
4.
T eliminate
double sessions and over crowded conrl.itions by erecti ng
more and better desi ~ned schools.
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5.
A well equipped and staffed community center.
6. Adequate parks and supervised play grounds .
7. Da:,r Care centers for chil dren of working l ow income families a
8.
Expanded public health facilities a nd se1°vices to meet t he needs of
this i mpacted community.
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Some provisions 1'or the rehabilitation of the unemployable-the a ged
and the physically and mentall y handicapped.
We strongl y urge that our capable city administrators attend and
implement the existing forces necessa ry to meet the stated needs.
These needs are critical, yet, we as ed1icators, are likewise concerned
about the attitudes and behavior patterns of the children whom we serve,and
who represent the future citizens of this coJ11JT1unity and our great city of
Atlanta.
�Septembel' 21, 1966
Mr . R ,. bext cDaniel , Chairman
The G uod Neighbors Club
Sum-Mee Neighborhood Service Center
65 Georgia A ·. enue, S . E .
Atlanta, Georgi
De r Mr.
cDaniel :
I ppreciate you ending m the 1i t of item 1hich the
0 :od Neighbors Club think ar the major p roble1ns in
your corr.ununity.
I will ttempt to giv you status report on pro p ctive
h lp in e ch are in th vrd r listed by you in you.r
1 tter of September 12.
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tion C ntera .. The Atlanta. P rks and
Recreation Depar
nt ha le ed duplex
apartm. nt at 255 D odd Avenu , S . W.
first
etep in providing ome immediate indoor
rect-eation during the f 11 nd int r month .
Th Parke Dopar
nt is m&king pl n £or
th operation and progr mrnin of a.ctivtti s
at thh loc tion
d a.
oon a th y hav com.
pl ted th ir ch dulin I am ur that th y will
in touch with you nd your group.
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The P
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rb:n nt iG leo orking itb
chool 0U1.e l to lnitl t plane {or the
nt 0£ possible n i b o rhood c te~
ln connection ith on of th echo la bein
x and d in you~ r
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�Mr . McDaniel
Page Two
Septen'lber 21 , 1966
Z.
Enforce H e using C ode - Our Housing C 0de Division baa
stepped up it code complhmce progl"am in th t r
p rticularly along Capitol A .renue
d firm action is
being t ken to assure that property is brought up to
standard through onr pc cial program ith the Atlanta.
Housing Department,, the City Inspection Departm~nt ,
EOA and the ff.. u ing Authority. He lp is bei ng
pro · <led thoee p ople who desire to move into
b tt-er housing and who re qua.lilied fo r publit
housing to get them in t ndard homes at th - earli t
po sible date .
3.
C ution Lights (Capitol A.venue School) - The Tr !fie
Engineering Dep rttnent i lnvesti atin the feasibility
of
dditional Caution lighb :it thi& school
d
report
Yill be £01-warded to you
oon
their engine rin
inve tigatio:o. i comp! t d .
4.
Pl ylot for T n ger and C ildren with E:,.."t n
Night Pro ram - Improve
th pl yfl],"ound cros from C i' - A enu
The Atl nta Br ve are fencing in the re
uphalt are a for special play ctivit1e .
d
Th Stan! y D ni 1 P rk i und r construction nd
the City no ha
firm u.nd r contract to renov ta
l rg
ulldin for
n indoor r er
tion c ntor .
1hich i
Th C omm.unity ch-001 Progr
rtin
in th
~ a will abo provide
ome additional reel'
t. clliti s durin th col we th r month •
5.
re El m nt ry Schools and Hi h chools ... Th
chool B t. a.rd now h • in plans or und r c ntract
roject
hich ill includ
jor
)anl!lion f th
Capitol
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S ·hool, St nl y Daniel cho.ol, nd
%
ion of the it
f th J hnaon El mentary
School. Th old 1nith-Ha hi s Sch ol ill be
J'ecl med by th
chool oard, r n at
an.
plac d back into o ration ae a high school o
j
or i h school.
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�Mr. McDaniel
Page Three
September 21 , 1966
6.
Mere Sani tion S rvicea for Street Pickups and All
Other City Services D e Thia Area - I think you ,vill
note an increas in the s itary services and as
indic ted on the attached report from th Sum. ... Mec
Centel' s nitation s rvices h ve been e1!:)anded greatly.
7.
Int .:rraei
Ai:, you ar
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nforce G iclelin
for R nttng Houses
d Apa:rtm .nt
l bell vo the coopel' tive pl'ogr m mention d
ove will
ccompli h d h: ble re ult in this are
n our
hou.aing code compliance in p etors are movin to
lnaure uidelin
coming under their jud•diction
ar follow d .
9.
Better Str t • Ther
improve cnts in th
pr p r d for p ving
the
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ttin
10.
P ti'olm n fo1· Regular Duty in Thi
rea ware, · ur P ~lic Department oper: te
on a.n interraci 1 basi . We do not have two man
ca~s in any ar
bees.us of I ck of pers<;nncl . There.
fore , you will probably see many one m n c r~ with
both Negro and whit offic r patrolling the area on
regular basis .
h v be n s veaal tre t
rea. Bas Stl'eet h a be n
d sb,oui be p ved tlu• e k ,

B tter La E ·ore m nt - Pl n• al' bein mad for
the xpansion 0£ 0-ur P .,lie fore in the next y r'
b d et and I m ui'e th t this will b refl ct d in
improv d la enforc""~.u:u.&t in l r
..
Th re 't oth r im .-ov in nts hich
r- 1 oon amt 1 ill ti,y to t~ p you
Pl ••
o ot he i te to let ua kno of
r a i-e ardin Clty sei-vice and lmprov
n"l d
in the ar a
lings 1 youl'
�Mr . :Mc Daniel
Page Fou1·
September 21 , 1966
W c appreciate your help and your interest in yo 1r ueighborhoocl .
Sincerely yours,
Dan S e t
DS:fy
cc : Mayor Ivan All n , Jr . v
r . R. E rl Landers , Adrr,..inistrativ A s si tant
r . J hnny Popw 11, Stlm-A1ec Neighborhood Cent r
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SUM-MEC NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER
65 Georgia Avenue, S.E.
September, 1966
PROGHESS REPORT THROUGH 9-17-66
1.
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Resurfaced Streets:
a. Rawson Street, SoW.
b. Formwalt Street, S.W.
c. Windsor Street, S.W.
d. Cooper Street, S.W.
e. Eugenia Street, S.W.
f. Fulton Street, S.E.
2.
Paved Streets:
a. Glenwood Street, S.E.
b. Fulton Street, s.E.
J.
Sideswalks Replaced:
a. Glenwood Street, S.E.
b. Fraser Street, S.E.
c. Hill Street, s.E.
d. Martin Street, S.E.
4.
Streets Repaired:
a. Glenn street from Reed street to Martin street.
b. Bass street from Fraser street to Martin street.
5.
Houses Demolished:
a. Fifteen houses demolished.
6. Abandon Cars Moved:
a.
Fifteen abandon cars moved.
7. Garbage and Trash Pick-ups:
a: Incr~e§ed frgm 45 to 50 lg~g§
~ w~eK 1 to over
8.
Trash baskets put out by Sanitary Dept.
a. Six baskets put out .by Sanitary Dept.
9.
Building Code Inforcement Orders Issued
a. Five Building Code Inforcement Orders Issued.
109 a week.


�HAAS , HOLLAND , FREEMAN , LEVISON & GIBERT
HERBERT J . HAAS ( 1905 - 1953)
JOSEPH F . HAAS
J . KURT HOLLAN D
RICHARD C . FREEMAN
S . JARV I N L EV I SON
ROB E RT H . WAL LI NG
H U GH W . G I BER T
WILLIAM
M . SINR I CH
LAW OFFICES
FIR S T NATI ONAL B ANK BUIL DI NG
ATLANTA,GA . 30303
September 28 , 1966
R I CHARD N . HU BERT
GORDON R . SUGARMAN
ROSE M . SCHRE I BER
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Chief Herbert T . Jenkins
Atlanta Police Department
175 Decatur St . , S . E.
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Chief:
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The recent racial disorders which we experienced
h ve , of course, pointed up many things which could have
been done , if we had had the money , and which perhaps can
be thought about for implementation in the very n ar future
if funds permit. A suggestion has been made to me which
I consider exc llent and which I would lik to pass on to
you for your consideration and for som di cussion before
th Polic committee tits next meeting on s ptember 28.
It has b en suggested that for regular duty in
c rt in res of th City, such as Swmnerhill, there b an
inter-r ci 1 program o th t white and Negro offic rs c n
p trol certain sections togeth r . This has many desirable
f atur s, not tom ntion a psychological ffect upon th
re id nts of th community. I know that thi will
it t doubling th pr onnel in certain r
(wh r
t
the pr
nt tim we re u s ing one m n to th c r, tc. )
but it i
om thing that w
hould giv s riou consid r
tion to in ~ertain of th troubled ar as. Wheth r such
should tak th for of patrolling inc rs or on foot is
anoth r matt r which w . will hav to di cu s1 but in any
ev nt it is
good sugg tion if w on obtain the funds
nd oth rw1
make som shift in watches o a to be abl
to cco liah this. I realiz th t i t my h v so
disadv t g •, and I would be very pl sed to h r your vi ws in
�HAAS , HOLLAND, FREEMAN , LEVISON
& GIBERT
Chief Herbert T. Jenkins
September 28, 1966
Page Two
the matter.
With best wishes, I
am
Sincerely yours ,
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Richard C. Freeman
Chairman, Police Conunittee
Atlanta Board of Aldermen
RCF/sv
cc:
JP
Mr . John Popwell
Mr. Dan Swett
�Septe mber 28 , 1966
Mr . Paul Anthony
Executive D irector
Southern Regional Council
5 Forsyth Street, N . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr . Anthony and Colleagues :
Thank you for your letter of September 9 , and for
your offer of assist nee to the City of Atlanta. We
are grateful £or the leadership which has been
provid d by many p rsons, both professional and
lay, associated with the agencies which you serve.
We fully acknowledge the existence of many
conditions which must be changed if our city is
to become th pl c which I beli ve w all hope
for. We count upon your continued inter st and
the suppol't of your gencies in developing
progr ms to h lp us meet both the short and
long run probl m which face us.
Although it is not possibl to arr nge a m ting
with your group immediately, I appreciate your
willingnea ,both s individual
nd collectively,
�Mr . Anthony
Page Two
Septe mbe r 28 , 196 6
t o offer advice a nd ass istan c e and I ass ure you tha t
w e w ill b e c a lling upon yo u .
S in c e r e l y yours ,
Ivan Allen , Jr .
Mayor
IAJr:fy
cc : Mr . Theodore Freedman
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B ' rith
Mrs . Ruby Hurley
National Association for the A dvancement of Colored People
Miss Constance Cui-ry
American Friends Service Committee
Mr . Don McEvoy
National Conference of Christians and Jews , Inc .
The Rev. Osc r McCloud
United Pre byteri n Church U. S. A.
The Rev. John Morri
Episcop 1 S ociety for Cultural
F. Wittenstein
Mr. Charl
American Jewish Committee
nd R cial Unity
�Mr. Anthony
Page Three
September 28, 1966
The Rev. Edward Brown
National Council of Churches of Christ
Mr. Randolph Blackwell
Citizens Crusade Against Poverty
Mr . Junius Griffin
S o uthern Christian Leadership C onference
Mr . J ody Pal m our
S o uthern Student Organizing Committee
Mrs . Frances Pauley
Georgia Council on Hwnan Rel ations
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Suite 1103
41 Exchange Pl., S.E.
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
September 9, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mayor Allen:
The undersigned professional staff of intergroup relations _a gencies have
long been concerned with the well being of our community. Thus the events
of this past week dictate that we communicate with you relative to the
situation,and our role in the amelioration of this and similar incidents
which might occur.
The two things which occurred this week must be of concern to all Atlantans.
The first was the disorder on Tuesday, which we do not condone. The second
is the response of the community to the disturbance. There has been in our
opinion competent criticism of the violence and of those who supported it, for
no one can countenance violence, the injury of persons and the willful destruction of property.
the other hand, it would be tragic, indeed, if community consensus were
to become arrayed against certain individuals and organization and thus become
a substitute for a more constructive response to the conditions which brought
it about. Ample data is available from other communities, that agitation to
action is not possible in a vacuum. Nor is the Summerhill area unique. It
could have occurred in any of a number of different places in our city, just
as riots can and do occurr in other cities in America. For whenever there are
deprivations and injustices those who would incite violence will find a ready
response to their appeals.
On
If Atlanta is to spare itself from future disorders, the leadership of the
city of Atlanta must focus on the real problems which face too many of its
people: inadequate housing; overcrowded schools; under-employment; a lack of
adequate recreational facilities; a dearth of public services to these disadvantaged areas; minimal enforcement of the city's building code. These are
but a few of the general areas of immediate concern with many, many more that
could be enumerated and which demand immediate attention and prompt action.
The undersigned are prepared to lend their technical abilities and the full
resources of their respective agencies to the City of Atlanta and to all of
its people in an effort to develop a meaningful program for the city in the
resolution of these problems.
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�Mayor Ivan Allen
September 9, 1966
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We respectfully request an opportunity of an irnmediate meeting with you and
such members of the Board of Alderman and your staff as you deem appropriate
for the purpose of more fully exploring these problems, their ramifications
and an immediate course of action to be initiated by the city in dealing with
these complex and highly volatile matters.
Respectfully,
Paul Anthony
(Executive Director, Southern Regional Director)
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Theodore Freedman
(Southern Director, Anti-Defamation 'League of
B'nai B'rith) </I Ct/C "(, (",_ r (_1-u.., S'.E., (.
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Mrs. Ruby Hurley
(Southeast Regional Director, National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People)
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Miss Constance Curry
(Southern Field Representative,
American Friends Service Committee)
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Don McEvoy
(Georgia Director, National Conference of
Christians and Jews)
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The Rev. Oscar McCloud
(Office of Church and Society, United ,
Presbyterian Church U.S.A.) .1<.uC-L H
The Rev. John Morris
(Executive Director, Episcopal Society for
Cultural and Racial Unity)
Charles F. Wittenstein
(Southeast Area Director, American Jewish
Committee)
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The Rev. Edward Brown
(Anti-Poverty Task Force, National Council
of Churches of Christ)
Randolph Blackwell
(Director, Southern Rural Action Project,
Citizens Crusade Against Poverty)
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�Mayor Ivan Allen
September 9, 1966
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Junius Griffin
(Director of Public Relations, Southern Christian Leadership Conference)
Jody Palmour
(Southern Student Organizing Committee)
Mrs. Frances Pauley
(Director, Georgia Council on Human Relations)
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Mr •. Robert McDaniel,_ Chair~an
Good Neighbor Club
Sum-Mee Neighborhood Service Center
65 Georgia Ave., S. E.
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mr. McDaniel:
Mr. Dan Sweat has sent me a copy of his letter to you dated September 21,
1966 which ou_tlines responses to problems you apparently listed in a letter
dated September 12, 1966.
You and your group are to be congratulated upon the manner in which you
have cooperated in bringing improvements to your area which has been so
grossly neglected for such a long period of time. It is hoped that you will
continue to work in this manner for the welfare of your community.
I would appreciate you sending me a copy of your letter dated September
12, 1966 which was the basis for Mr. Sweat's reply.
Sincerely yours,
J. H. Calhoun
Special Assistant for Community Development
JHC : plc
cc
C. O. Emmer ich
Mrs . Crank
Miss Adams
Mr. Dan Swe at
�September 16, 1966
MEMORANDUM
To : Mr , Karl Bevins
From: Dan Sweat
Subject: Boulevard Area
One of the problems point d out by the residents of the
B oulevard area which they would like to se some action
ken on concerns tr ffic.
I met with a group :repr · senting the comm.unity
couple
of days ago and one of the recommendations w
that we
t:ry to initiate some action which would take heavy truck
tr ffic off the residential streets. M o rgan Street was
mentioned as one that has a lot of truck traffic which
they think is unnecessary.
Anything we could do t the current tim
are would certainly be desirabl •
DS:fy
to help in that
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• 239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
• ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
September 19, 1966
Mr. Dan Sweatt
Director of Governmental Li aison
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Sweatt:
We are enclosing two copies of the Proposal we discussed with you
concerning Expanded Services of The Atlanta Urban League into communities of Atlanta faced with possible racial unrest.
These Proposals were delayed for consideration by our Board of Directors.
Our Board me t on Thursday, September 15, 1966, and approved the Proposal
as written. Any consideration given to us in this mat ter will be greatly
appre ciated.
With kindes t regards, I am
Very truly yours,
Harold N. Arnold,
Executive Director
Enc losures
cc:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
HNA:vbm
MEMBER
AGENCY
ATLANTA
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COMMUNITY
CHEST-COUNCIL
�PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR
EXPANDED, IN DEPTH, URBAN LEAGUE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SERVICES
IN AREAS OF ATLANTA SIMILAR TO THE ONES OF THE
CURRENTLY MANIFESTED RACIAL UNREST
(SUMMERHILL REGION)
The Urban League movement, against a background of national experience and
expert knowledge in connu.nity assessment and practical program planning is sensitive to the signs and symbols of community vulnerability to the kinds of outbreaks
that Atlanta has witnessed in the Summerhill area during the past few days.
Again
the Urban League warns against the embarrassment of hurried and stop-gap measures.
Such mistakes of countless urban communities facing these specific kinds of problems serve as a guide for the Atlanta Urban League to do effective planning for
the prevention and r emoval of the known glaring problems persisti ng and untouched
by programs of purely pa ssing and opiating impact in Metropolitan Atlanta.
We continue to insist that the problems focused by the Summerhill out break
ar e of a nature addressing themselve s with unquestioning clarion call for a total
mobili zat i on of community resources to reach the basic problems to e ffe ctua te
substantive soluti ons.
Qui ck and momentarily soothing programs , however appr opriate to get s uch
communities back t o a leve l of r ecept ivity f or part i cipation i n organi zed , di s c ipl ined and democratically based pr oc edures f or community l eadership involvement
in self- help programs are, of necessity, limited t o just s uch yi e l d .
The mistakes of Watts (Los Angele s , California) as f ollow-up s t udies have
demonstrated, ar e i n t wo important categor ies :
(1) That the effor ts of public -
based ( gover nmental) agenc i es, limited as they ar e i n the per miss i ve br ea dth of
invol veme nt and depth of pr ogramming and organi zation, cannot alone satisfy the
hard-core needs of s uch a situa t i on.
( 2 ) That beca us e of the existence of the
very network of publi c DGencies, de spi te the ir limitat i ons, the strengthening of
the operational bases of private agencies of experience has been greatly neglected .
�2
We, The Atlanta Urban League, Inc., therefore, are calling immediately upon
the National Urban League, the City of Atlanta, the Metropolitan Atlanta Community
Services, and other available resources, to join forces in veering away from the
futile course of other cities of the nation in attacking the Summerhill problems
by supplementing the currently evolving emergency programs with more basically
problem-oriented programs, so characteristically lacking in the approaches of
similarly situated cities of the nation.
Admittedly, what the Ur ban League propose s in the f ollowing r ecommendation
is not a program of over-night returns.
Indeed, we warn that the basic problems
of Summerhill and other known communities in Atlanta of similar vulnerability do
not l end themselve s to over-night solutions .
Human attitudes, changeable only by the skillful techniques of indoctrination
in a faith and methodol ogy of griev0nce -pleadi ng within the f ramework of existing
politica l and social we lfare channel s are developed t hrough the knowl edge of and
guidance into effect ive pr ocessing of such ~rievnnces .
However, t he rewards in the i nstilling of sel f-hel p possibilitie s , and the
working experience of leadership of s uch communit ies with the compl ex of broad
community agencie s of responsibilit ies fixes the lines of communica tion and faith
in total community concern wi th the problems of t r oubled areas, and serves, througb
inevitable achievements, to stabilize such pocket communities in the fac e of
onslaught from exploitative purposed influences.
PROJECTED PROGRAM
The Atlanta Urban League, Inc., therefore, proposes the following demonstration program for consideration in the Summerhill area to later expand to all
similar areas in Atlanta establishing field unit offices.
The expansion of the services of The Atlanta Urban League, Inc., through the
�3
establishment of a staffed Unit Field office(s) to:
1.
Take immediate action in the formulation of Urban League - method oriented neighborhood organizations.
A.
Through these neighborhood units, serviced on a continuing
basis by trained Urban League personnel, broader leadership
can be trained to:
(1)
Serve as an on-going source of knowledge on both
positive and negative developments in the community.
(2)
More importantly, to serve as the continuing
channel for the implementing of programs geared
to the needs of the people.
2.
Engage in periodic research, both relating to changing census tract
data and a ttitudinal information for effective programming,
3,
To br i ng to the community practical knowledge of services ava i lable
f or meet i ng persona l and group needs .
4. To develop on-going inter-agency communica tion on a ccompl i shment s
a.nd emerge ncy needs .
5.
To utilize the exper i ence s and br oad skills i n pr ogram planning and
i nnovating gained by the National Urban Lea gue program development
staff for consultative involvement in effectivene ss of experiment a l
pr ograms of seventy- five (75) urban communiUe s throughout the
nation, in stabi li zi ng eff or ts of such communities .
All of these r ecommendat io~s , ar e , of course, ba sed upon the findings of
re s earched needs, and the adaptabilit i es of selective programs to the community.
�4
Needless, to point out, the program emphases will fall within the four basic
program areas in which the Urban League operates:
Housing, Economic Development
& Employment, Health & Welfare, and Education & Youth Incentives - - on an intensive and on-going basis.
A very special effort will be made to identify and
counsel new residents of Atlanta in these areas.
The services offered will be different than, but offered in cooperation with,
other services available to the community.
The services will be problem oriented
and will include leadership development; employment opportunities in the Atlanta
Urban League's "Skills Bank"; training opportunities through the Atlanta Urban
League's Manpower Development and Training Act (On-The.:,Job Training Project);
vocational and educational counseling through the Atlanta. Urban League 's "See
Industry In Action' ' Program; improved living condition and relocation through
the Atlanta Urban League's housing program, and parental health and welfare
assistance through the Atlanta Urban League's
ENABLE (Education and Neighborhood
Action For A Better Living Environment) Program.
Emphasis will be placed on the residents becoming knowledgeable and motivated
to identify their needs and to take positive cooperative action, without anger
and violence , to satisfy these needs.
The Urban League 's motto "American Teamwork Works" will always be manifested .
This will mean active and visible participation, at the "grass root" level by
responsible white and Negro citizens • • • an important factor in developing faith
between the races.
An example. of this would be "top" employer representatives
working in the communities through the Atlanta Urban League's field unit office
as a part of our "Skills Bank" operation, and employers welcoming prospective
employee s in their plants, as a part of our "See Industry In Action" Program.
�.tWJ.l:'0 :::iAL .J:lU.IJG~'.L'
THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE, INC •
239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 15, 1966
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
TITLE
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATI ONAL
UNITS 12 MOS
NUL
1 ea.
Project Director
12,000.00
12,000.00
NUL
6 ea.
Consultants
21,840.00
21,840.00
AUL
1 ea.
Administrator (Part-time)
7,000.00
7,000.00
MACS
4 ea.
Unit Director
MACS
1 ea.
Assistant Unit Director
MACS
4 ea.
Assistant Unit Director
EOA
6 ea.
Neighborhood Aides
EOA
24 ea.
Neighborhood Aides
MACS
1 ea.
Secretary
MACS
5 ea.
Secretarie s
MACS
1 ea.
Clerk..Typist
MACS
5 ea.
Cler k-Typist
ATL.
1 ea.
Janitor (Part-time )
ATL.
5 ea .
Janitor (Part-time )
SUB TOTAL
40,000.00
7,000.00
28,000.00
21,600.00
86,400.00
4,500.00
23,000.00
3,600.00
18,000.00
600.00
3, 000 . 00
78, 140.00
239,240 .00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 2
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
EEADQ,UARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS .
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
TITLE
Personnel Benefits (13.4%)
1,608.00
1,608.00
938.00
938.00
MACS
2,023.40
20,006.00
EOA
2,874.40
11,557.00
8o.4o
402.00
NUL (Less Consultants)
AUL
ATL.
SUB TOTAL
TOTAL
7,524.20
34,511.00
85,664.20
273,751.00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 3
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ITEM
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS .
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
EQUIPMENT AND OFFICE SUPPLIES
ATL.
10
ATL.
5
Typewriters (Electric
Mimeograph & Adding Machines
ATL.
Office Supplies
ATL.
Postage
ATL.
Telephone (2 Main Lines, 5
Instruments, Installation Cost
Included, Each Of fic e )
SUB TOTAL
1,050.00
5,250.00
600.00
3,000.00
1,000.00
5,000.00
600.00
3,000.00
1,375.00
6, 500.00
4,625.00
22,750.00
HOUSING EQUIPMENT
ATL.
ATL.
ATL.
9
Executive Desks and Chairs
(Each Unit Of fice
389. 80
1, 949 .00
10
Secretary Desks and Chairs
(Each Unit Off ice)
322.00
1,610. 00
Conf erence Tables, 7 f t. Long
(Ea ch Unit Of f ice )
150.00
650 . 00
Side Chairs
600.00
2,460.00
Desk Lamps
60.00
280 .00
200 . 00
880 .00
13
ATL.
165
ATL.
5
ATL.
10
File Cabinets
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 4
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS.
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
ITEM
HOUSING EQUIPMENT CONTINUED
ATL.
ATL.
4
Water Coolers
405.00
1,620.00
Sanitation Supplies
200.00
900.00
SUB TOTAL
2,326.80
10,349.00
HOUSING AND UTILITIES
ATL.
Office Rental
ATL.
Utilities, Heat
2,400.00
11,100.00
700.00
3,500.00
3,100.00
ATL.
TRANSPORTATION
SUB TOTAL
1,260.00
14,600.00
5,520.00
1,260.00
5,520.00
TOTAL
11,311.80
53,291.00
GRAND TOTAL
96,975.00
326,970.00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET
THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE, INC.
239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 15, 1966
FUNDING AGENCIES AND TOTAL AMOUNTS FOR:
D:E:MOl'JSTRATIOH UNIT
ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS
FOUR {4) UNITS
-
$35,448.00
$ 35,448.00
7,938.00
7,938.00
MACS -
17,123.40
129,006 .00
ATL. -
11,992.20
56,,621.00
-
24,474.40
97,957.00
GRANT TOTAL
$96,976.00
$326,970.00
NUL
AUL
EOA
LEGEND
NUL ..AUL ..MACS EOA ATL. -
National Urban League, Inc.
The Atlanta Urban League , Inc.
Metropolitan Atlanta Community Services
(Services through AUL)
Economic Opportunity Atlanta
City of Atlanta
�THE ATJLANTA URBAN JLEAGUE

143.215.248.55----O
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JAcKsoN 1-2355
• 239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
• ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
Sept mber 19 , 1966
Mr . Dan Swatt
Dir ctor of Govern ental Liaison
City H 11
Atlant , Georgi
Dear 1 . Sweatt :
We re nclo ing two copies of the Propo 1 e di cu ed with you
concerning Expanded Servic s of The Atl nta Urb n L gue into co unitie of Atl nta fa c d with possibler ci 1 unrest .
Thee Proposals w r d 1 yed for con id ration by our Bo rd of Directors .
Our Board mt on Thur d y, Sept ber 15 , 1966, nd pproved th Proposal
s written . Any consider tion giv n to us in thi
att r will b gre tly
ppreci t d.
1th kind
tr
rds , I
Very truly yours,
H rold N. Arnold ,
Bxecutiv Director
Enclotur •
cc :
layor Ivan Allen , Jr.
H A:vb
MEMBER
AGENCY
ATL AN TA
. . . .@
COMMUNITY
CHEST-COUNCIL
�PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR
EXPANDED, IN DEPTH, URBAN LEAGUE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION SERVICES
IN AREAS OF ATLANTA SIMILAR TO THE ONES OF THE
CURRENTLY MANIFESTED RACIAL UNREST
(SUMMERHILL REGION)
The Urban League movement, against a background of national experience and
expert knowledge in cotlI'.lunity assessment and practical program planning is sensitive to the signs and symbols of community vulnerability to the kinds of outbreaks
that Atlanta has witnessed in the Summerhill area during the past f ew days.
Again
the Urban League warns against the embarrassment of hurried and stop-gap measures.
Such mistakes of countless urban communities facing these specific kinds of problems serve as a guide for the Atlanta Urban League to do effective planning for
the prevention and removal of the known glaring problems persisting and untouched
by programs of purely passing and opiating impact i n Metropolitan Atlanta.
We continue to ins i st that the problems focused by the Summerhill outbreak
are of a nature addressing themselves with unquestioning clarion call for a total
mobil i zation of community resources t o reach the basic problems to effe ctua te
subst antive solutions.
Quick and moment arily soothing pr ograms, however appr opria te to get such
communi t ies ba ck to a level of r eceptivit y f or participa tion i n organi zed , disci plined a nd democratically ba s ed pr oc edures f or community leader ship i nvolvement
in self- help programs are, of necessit y, limited to just such yield.
The mistakes of Watts {Los Angele s, Cal ifornia ) as fol low-up studies have
demonstrated, ar e i n t wo important categories :
(1) That the efforts of publ i c-
based ( governmental) agencies , l imited as t hey ar e i n the permissive br ea dth of
invol veme nt and depth of programming a nd organization, ca nnot alone satis fy the
hard-c ore needs of such a situation .
( 2 ) That because of the existence of the
very network of public o~encies, de spite their limita t i ons, the strengthening of
the oper ational bases of private agencies of experience has been gr eatly neglected .
�2
He., The Atlanta Urban League., Inc., therefore, are calling immediately upon
the National Urban League, the City of Atlanta, the Metropolitan Atlanta Community
Services, and other available resources, to join forces in veering away from the
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'i
~~
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course of other cities of the nation in attacking the Summerhill problems
by supplementing the currently evolving emergency programs with more basically
problem-oriented programs, so characteristically lacking in the approaches of
similarly situated cities of the nation.
Admittedly, what the Urban League proposes in the following recommendation
is not a program of over-night returns.
Indeed, we warn that the basic problems
of Summerhill and other known communities in Atlanta of similar vulnerability do
not lend themselves to over-night solutions.
Human attitudes, chan~eableonly by the skillful techniques of indoctrination
in a faith and methodology of gr i evanc e -pleading within the framework of existing
political and social welfare channels are developed through the knowledge of and
guidance into effective processing of such ~rievanc es .
However, the rewards in the instilling of self-help possibilities, and the
working experience of leadership of such communities with the complex of broad
community agencies of responsibilities fixes the lines of communication and faith
in total communit y concern with the problems of troubled areas, and s erves, througb
inevitable achievements , to s t abilize such pocket communities in the f ace of
onsla ught fr om exploitative purposed influences .
PROJECTED PROGRAM
The Atlanta Urban League , Inc. , t herefore, propose s the foll owing demonstration program for consideration in the Summerhill area to later expand to all
similar areas in Atlanta. establishing field unit offices.
The expansion of the services of The Atlanta Urban League, Inc., through the
�3
establishment of a staffed Unit Field office(s) to:
1.
Take immediate action in the formulation of Urban League - method oriented neighborhood organizations.
A.
Through these neighborhood units, serviced on a continuing
basis by trained Urban League personnel, broader leadership
can be trained to:
(1)
Serve as an on-going source of knowledge on both
positive and negative developments in the community.
(2)
More importantly, to s erve as the continuing
channel for the implementing of programs geared
to the needs of the people.
2.
Engage in periodic research, both r e lating to changing census tract
data and attitudinal informa tion for effective programming.
3. To bring to the community practical knowledge of services available
for meeting personal and group needs.
4. To deve lop on-going inter- agenc y communi cation on accomplishments
and emergency needs .
5.
To utilize t he exper i ence s and broa d skills in pr ogram planning and
innovating gained by the Nati ona l Urban League pr ogram development
staff f or consultative involvement in effectiveness of experimental
programs of seventy-five (75) urban communities throughout the
nation, in stabilizing efforts of such communities.
All of these recommendations, _are, of course, based upon the findings of
researched needs, and the adaptabilities of selective programs to the communityo
�4
Needless, to point out, the program emphases will fall within the four basic
program areas in which the Urban League operates:
Housing, Economic Development
& Employment, Health & Welfare, and Education & Youth Incentives - - on an intensive and on-going basis.
A very special effort will be made to identify and
counsel new residents of Atlanta in these areas.
The services offered will be different than, but offered in cooperation with,
other services available to the community.
The services will be problem oriented
and will include leadership development; employment opportunities in the Atlanta.
Urban League's Skills Bank"; training opportunities thr0ugn the Atlanta Urban
League's Manpower Development and Training Act (On-The.:,Job Training Project);
vocational and educational counseling through the Atlanta. Urban League 's "See
Industry In Action" Program; improved living condition and relocation through
the Atlanta Urban League's housing program, ar.d parental health and welfare
assistance through the Atlanta Urben League's
ENABLE (Education and Ne i ghborhood
Action For A Better Living Environment) Program.
Emphasis will be placed on the residents becoming knowledgeable and motivated
to identif y their needs and to take positive cooperative action, without anger
and violence , to satisfy these needs.
The Urban League 's motto "American Teamwork Works " will always be manifested.
This will mean active a nd visib l e participation, a t the "grass root" l evel by
responsible white and Negro citizens • • • an important fa ctor in developing faith
between the races.
An example of . this would be "top" employer representatives
working in the communities through the Atlanta Urban Lea gue 's fie ld unit office
as a part of our "Skills Bank" operation, and employers welcoming prospective
employees in their plants, as a part of our "See Industry In Action" Program.
�rrt UJ:'OtiAL BUJ.:JU.t!.'.L'
THE ATLANTA URBAN LEA.GUE, INC.
239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 15, 1966
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
TITLE
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS
NUL
1 ea.
Project Director
12,000.00
12, 000.00
NUL
6 ea.
Consultants
21,840.00
21,840.00
AUL
1 ea.
Administrator (Part-time )
7,000.00
7,000.00
MACS
4 ea..
Unit Director
MACS
1 ea.
Assistant Unit Director
MACS
4 ea.
Assistant Unit Director
EOA
6 ea.
Neighborhood Aides
EOA
24 ea.
Neighborhood Aides
MACS
1 ea.
Secretary
MACS
5 ea.
Secretaries
MACS
1 ea.
Clerk-Typist
MACS
5 ea .
Clerk-Typist
ATL.
1 ea.
Janitor (Part-time)
ATL.
5 ea .
Janitor (Part-time)
SUB TOTAL
40,000.00
7,000.00
28,000.00
21,600.00
86,400.00
4,500.00
23,000.00
3,600.00
18,000.00
600.00
3,000.00
78,140.00
239, 240.00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 2
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS.
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
TITLE
Personnel Benefits (13.4%)
1,608.00
1,608.00
938.00
938.00
MACS
2,023.~.o
20,006.00
EOA
2,874.40
11,557.00
80.40
402.00
NUL (Less Consultants)
AUL
ATL.
SUB
TOTAL
TOTAL
7,524.20
34,511.00
85,664.20
273,751.00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 3
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS.
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
ITEM
EQUIPMENT AND OF'FICE SUPPLIES
ATL.
10
ATL.
5
Typewriters (Electric
Mimeograph
&
Adding Machine s
ATL.
Of fice Supplies
ATL.
Posta ge
ATL.
Telephone (2 Main Lines, 5
Instruments, Installation Cost
Included, Each Office)
SUB TOTAL
1,050.00
5,250.00
600.00
3,000.00
1,000.00
5,000.00
600.00
3,000.00
lz375.00
6,500.00
4,625.00
22,750.00
HOUSING EQUIPMENT
ATL.
ATL .
ATL .
9
10
13
ATL.
165
ATL,.
5
ATL .
10
Executive Desks and Chairs
(Ea.ch Unit Office
389.80
1,949.00
Secretar y Desks and Chairs
(Each Unit Off ice)
322.00
1,610.00
Conf erence Tables, 7 f t. Long
(Each Unit Off ic e )
150.00
650 . 00
Side Chair s
600.00
2,460.00
Desk Lamps
60.00
280.00
200 . 00
880 . 00
File Cab i ne t s
�PROPOSAL BUDGET CONTINUED
PAGE 4
FUNDING
AGENCY
QUANTITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
HEADQUARTERS &
FOUR OPERATIONAL
UNITS 12 MOS.
DEMONSTRATION
UNIT 12 MOS.
ITEM
HOUSING EQUIPMENT CONTINUED
ATL.
ATL.
4
Water Coolers
405.00
1,620.00
Sanitation Supplies
200.00
900.00
SUB TOTAL
2,326.80
10,349.00
HOUSING AND UTILITIES
ATL.
Office Rental
ATL.
Utilities, Heat
2,400.00
11,100.00
700.00
3,500.00
3,100.00
ATL.
TRANSPORTATION
SUB TOTAL
1,260.00
14,600.00
5,520.00
1,260.00
5,520.00
TOTAL
11,311.80
53,291.00
GRAND TOTAL
96,975.00
326,970.00
�PROPOSAL BUDGET
THE ATLANTA URBAN LEAGUE, INC.
239 AUBURN AVENUE, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 15, 1966
FUNDING AGENCIES AND TOTAL AMOUNTS FOR:
D:SMOi'JSTRATION UNIT
ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS
FOUR {4) UNITS
NUI,
-
$35,448.00
$ 35,448.00
AUL
-
7,938.00
7,938.00
MACS -
17,123.40
129,006. 00
ATL. -
11,992.20
56,621.00
EOA
-
24,474.40
97,957.00
GRANT TOTAL
$96,976.00
$326,970.00
LEGEND
NUL ..AUL ..MACS ..
EOA
-
ATL. -
National Urban League , Inc.
The Atlanta Urban League, Inc.
Metropolitan Atlanta Community Services
{Services through AUL)
Economic Opportunity Atlanta
City of Atlanta
�Sept emb e r 16, 1966
'l_ Mrs . Alice N ixon
703 C ooper S treet 1 S . W .
A tlanta, G e or gi a
Dear Mrs . Nixon:
Mayo r Allen has tal ked t o me a b out the fine wo rk you and
your nei ghbors are doi ng i n your community.
I visited the area a couple of days ago with the Mayor and
was pleased of the attitude of the residents we t alked to
along Capitol Av nue . I have also tal ked several times
with Mr . M cDani l of the G o od Ne i ghbor C l ub a l ong w ith
several others .
The City is anxious to cooperate with you nd your group
in any wa.y that it can to help better the conditions of the
community. Ple se feel free to call me or d rop by my
office at any time if there is somethi ng w can cooperate
on. My phone numb r is 522-4463 , Ext. 280 , and my
office is located at City Hall, Room 209.
S incerely yours,
D an S weat
I?S :fy
�September 13, 1966
Mrs . Alic e Nixon
703 Cooper Street, S . W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mrs.• Nixon:
I appreciate your coming by Monday morning to
personally deliver the petition to me from the
resident of the Summerhill and Mechanicsville
neighborhoods.
I think you are doi~ splendid job with your
committee and I m a king Mr. D
Sweat of
my office to be available to discus the e matters
ith you t any tim •
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
yor
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CC : M r. D an S weat
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LET'S KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL
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THE CITY OF ATI.ANTA ASKED THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL
OF THE ATIANTA AREA TO ~TUDY THE PROBLEMS THAT
PEOPLE HAVE IN MECHANICSVILLE AND SUMMERHILL.
A group of your neighbors have formed a committee
called the Mechanicsville-Summerhill Improvement
Committee. Mrs. Alice Nixon and Mr. York Hobbs /
are Co-chairmen.
-~
Y
THIS COMMITTEE FEELS THAT A NUMBER ONE PROBLEM{
IS SCHOOL ATTENDANCE



































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MA~ ARE NOT NOW _"OING TO SCHOOL.
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\NEWAND BETTER THINGS WILL BE
OFFERED IN MECHANICSVILLE-
/ / SUMMERHILL SCHOOLS
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Vitt;
GEORGIA IAW SAYS - ALL CHILDREN AGE 7 TO 16
MUST ATl'END SCHOOL.
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THE MECHANICSVILLE- SUMMERHILL IMPROVEMENT
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�Proposal for
EXPANSION OF PERSONNEL TO IMPROVE SCHOOL
ATTENDANCE IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS
I.
BACKGROUND
The Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc., has been engaged in a
study of social problems in urban renewal areas for the city as part of
the Community Improvement Program. In September, 1965, a group of residents of the Summerhill-Mechanicsville area were brought together as a
means of involving residents in the study of problems in their community
and in planning to remedy these problems. The group adopted the name
Mechanicsville-Summerhill Improvement Committee.
The committee identified school absenteeism on the part of a large number
of children in the community as a problem which should have first priority.
It set about investigating the services established within the schools and
other community agencies to deal with the problem of school attendance.
Dr . Jarvis Barnes, Director of Research and Development, met with the
committee and outlined the schools' plan to deal with this problem under
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act . Representatives
of the committee met with Mr. O. L. Boozer, Director of Pupil Services,
to discuss the problem.
The committee met with the principals of the five elementary schools in
t he ar ea. They provided further information about the absentee p r oblem.
Lists of children who had been chronically absent from school wer e obtai ned
f r om two schools. One listed 150 names, the other, 96. A sample sur vey
was conducted in one ar ea to determine the incidence of the p r oblem and to
i dent if y some of its c auses . During 14½ hours of ob servat i on , thirty• nine
children were found with i n a five-b l ock area ; who we r e absent from school.
The r ea s ons f o r absenc e varied from lack of money for clothe s and lunche s
t o nega tive p aren ta l atti t udes towar d s chool attendanc e.
Membe rs of the c ommittee made visits to the homes of these abs e nt ee s . The
same r e asons - lack of proper c l othi ng, ca re of younger br othe rs and
si s ter s, i nadeq ua t e super vis i on by pa ren t s - were f ound to be t he causes
of non-att endance .

Handbills were devised by th e c ommittee , urgi ng parents t o send their
child r en to schoo l and r eminding t hem of t he i r legal obl i gation to do so .
The handbills we r e distributed t o children at school to take home . Repor ts
f rom two pr incipals indic a ted tha t this wa s eff ective i n motivati ng some
pa r en ts to see that their children returned to school . Some childr en were
brou gh t in who had never a t tended school . Some par ents indicated that the y
f e ared t h e y woul d r isk arr est if they did not send t he ir chil dre n t o s chool,
although thi s was no t stated in the h andbil l .
The committee is awar e of the multi ple p roblems of parents in the community.
Ne verthel e ss, the committee has found that many pare n ts with these s ame
probl ems are abl e t o get thei r ch i ldren to s chool if they are sufficiently
motivat ed. The committee members strongly f e el that adequate enforcement
of the compulsory attendance law would remedy much of the absenteeism.
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There is presently in the Mechanicsville-Summerhill area only one visiting
teacher to follow-up on school absentees. He is responsible for absentees
in 16 schools, including approximately 10,700 children.
Atlanta Public Schools has recognized in its proposal under Title I of
Public Law 89-10 the importance of improving school attendance in disadvantaged areas. An original budget for 40 additional social workers
has been reduced to 10 because trained professional personnel is not
available. Many more workers are needed for adequate handling of attendance
problems in the 40 schools located in disadvantaged areas.
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PROPOSAL
The Mechanicsville-Summerhill Improvement Committee, in their home · visits,
has shown the usefulness of non-professional, neighborhood residents for
i mproving school attendance in disadvantaged areas. It is therefore proposed that a project be initiated under Title I of Public Law 89-10 to
demonstrate the effectiveness of using non-professional, community residents to improve school attendance in disadvantaged areas. Such personnel
would be designated "School Attendance Aides".
A.
Target Area
It is proposed that two elementary schools in the MechanicsvilleSummerhill area be selected for this project. It is suggested that
Capitol Avenue (Summerhill) and Cooper Street (Mechani csville) Schools
would be the appropriate demonstration areas. The principals of these
t wo s chools have expressed an interest in parti cipati ng in the p r oposed
p r oject.
B.
Objectives
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To r ed uce the number of absentees i n schools located in
d is adv anta ged areas
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To improve the r e l at i onshi p between t he school and t h e c ommunit y
in d isadva n taged ar e a s
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To demonstr ate th e ef fec tivenes s of us i ng neighborhood people in
disadvan t aged areas as school a ttendance workers
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To ameliorate the shorta ge of personne l in s chool social
services
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To give employment to people in disadvantaged areas who possess
special knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in these
areas
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To obtain more adequate enforcement of the compulsory school
attendance law
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C.
Method
School Attendance Aides would be non-professional, neighborhood
residents employed by the Atlanta Public Schools to work in sel~cted
elementary schools. Recruitment of candidates for these positions
would be done by the individual school principal, who would select
people with the required qualifications from the neighborhood. Final
decision on employment of School Attendance Aides would be left to
the Division of Pupil Services.
School Attendance Aides would work under the direct supervision of the
visiting teacher or school social worker assigned to the area.
Absentees identified by classroom teachers would be referred to the
aides who would make contact with the parents of the child to determine the reason for absence.
School Attendance Aides will be trained to make referrals to the
appropriate community agency where there is a need. They would continue to work with the family as long as is necessary. Aides will
serve as liaison between parents and classroom teachers to remedy
problems that may be identified in the school situation. More difficult cases will be referred by the Aides to the School social worker.
The school social worker (or visiting teacher) would initiate legal
action to enforce the compulsory attendance law when necessary.
Because attendance aides will be indigenous to the community, they
will possess unique knowledge and skills which professional workers
do not have. Aides will do much of their work in the evenings and
off hours, when working parents are most accessible. Aides will
interpret school regulations and requirements to parents in a manner
that is understandable to them. They can do much to improve schoolcommunity relations - - which is a major problem in disadvantaged
areas.
D.
Qualifications of School Attendance Aides
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Mature residents of the school neighborhood
Sincere interest in children and their educational development
Ability to get along with people and help them develop positive
attitudes toward education
Ability to understand and interpret school regulations and to
learn to make proper referrals to community agencies
Principals know individuals in their school community who possess
these qualif ications .
E.
Functions of School Attendanc e Aides
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Make follow-up visits to homes of absentees
Work with parents of absentees to develop more positive attitudes
toward the school and education
Make referrals to appropriate health and welfare agencies where
need is indicated
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F.
III.
Inform parents of school regulations regarding immunization
prior to school entrance, and other school regulations
Inform parents of their legal obligation to send children to
school regularly
Refer cases to the visiting teacher or school social worker
for initiation of legal action when necessary
Seek out children in families new to the city and not in school
Seek out truants in the neighborhood
Training of School Attendance Aides
1.
The training of School Attendance Aides would be done by
Pupil Services staff of the Atlanta Public Schools.
2.
Orientation of School Attendance Aides to community resources
and instruction in referral procedures will be carried out by
the Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc.
BUDGET
It is proposed that four School Attendance Aides be assigned to each
of the schools selected in the target area - Four to the school in
Summerhill and four to the school in Mechanicsville.
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CCAA, Inc.
May 18, 1966
�EVERY CHILD OVER 6 YEARS OLD SHOULD BE ENROLLED IN ONE OF THE SCHOOLS IN THE
COMMUNITY.
REGISTER YOUR CHILD ON AUGUST 15 - 25 IF Nor YET REGISTERED IN ATLANTA.
YOO
MUST HAVE:
1.
THE BIRTH RECORD FOR EACH CHILD
2.
VACCINATION SHors FOR EACH CHILD
1. Get birth record at:
State Health Department
47 Trinity Avenue, S. w.
(Located downtown, across the street from the
state capitol building wi th golden dome.)
Open 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P. M.
An adult parent or guardian must go to get the birth record -- free
2. VACCINATION SHOfS:
YOU MUST TAKE EACH CHILD WHO HAS NOT YET RECEIVED VACCINATION SHOTS
TO BE VACCINATED BEFORE REGISTERING FOR SCHOOL. CHILDREN MUST HAVE
WRITTEN PERMISSIONS FOR SHors FROM PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIAN IF NOT
WITH PARENTS.
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SHOO'S ARE GIVEN FREE AT:
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South FultonHealth Cent er
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9 McDonough Boulevard
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( Bi g whi t e house on Carver Hi gh grounds)
Mond ay only, 8:30 A. M. to 5:00 P. M.
PHONE:
523-7728
OR
Fulton Coun ty Health Depar tment
99 Butler Street
(Ac r o ss from Grady Memorial Hospita l)
8:30 A. M. t o 4 : 30 P. M.
Monday through Frid a y
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IF YOUR CHILD HAS ALREADY RECEI VED SOME SHOTS , BUT NOT ALL, -- BRING RECORDS OF
SHOTS RECEIVED.
DO YOU NEED CLCYI'HES FOR YOUR CHILD?
Get clothes, shoes 5~ to $1.00 at:
Wesley House
342 Richardson Street, s.w.,
(Between. Windsor & Ira Stree ts)
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CLOTHES MUST BE PURCHASED BY AN ADULT.
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