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June 26, 1967
Mr . Benard South
332 Piedroont Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30312
Dear H.r. South:
Thank you for your letter of June 21, 1967 to ayor Iv n Allen , Jr .
regarding the playlot which has been constructed t the corner of
Merritts Avenue and Bedford Place .
Unfortunately, this uas the only large vacant availa~le piece of
land in the area.
'e have graded the ground any number of times ·three times in the last month - and the entire terrain is full of
rocks of various size. The more 1e scrape the more rocks we pick
up.
le have taken our entire labor ere
and had thE"'..rn very carefully
by hand clear the rea and then cove.r i t •11 t 1 granlte dust . The
rock beneath the surface ork through s the large number of childr n
use this very poor and limited facility.
I live in the irnli1ediste neighborhood and inspect this facility d ily .
It is a poor eJ:cuse for a recre tion facility, but it is better th n
nothing.
hrough the gener · ity of the ich Found tion, 10 ,rerc
abl to purchaoe four port bl m--imming pools and one of them - s
pl ced on this site. Plans have b en made to purchase a perm nent
p rk loc tion next to the recently completed • c. H.i ll chool,, which
is only
block or o removed from this pleylot. Trusting fund
will be av il bl, e would hop to d velo this park during th
c 1 ndar y r of 1968 ~
c rt inly
ppr ciate your kine ttention nd consid r tion to thi .
ssuring you w will make every possible effort tom int in
th f cility in om
onabl :COndition until we c n have n d u t
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30318
Center
De r !-iis. Engli s h:
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yo for OU'.' let t er of June 1 4 1 1967 to the Honorable Iv n
Allen , Jr ., ,t i c~1 • ·-· juat e~n ' or.1 r·· - to t 1
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re 1 y .
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�June 22, 1967
I
STOKLEY CARMICHAEL RECENTLY SAID: fr WE ARE GOING TO SHOOT
THE COPS WHO ARE SHOOTING OUR BLACK BROTHERS IN THE BACK
IN THIS COUNTRY.
WHITE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA WE ARE HAVING A GEM
DANDY CLAN RALLY AT HOWELL PARK, CORNER PEEPLES STREET AND
GORDON STREET IN THE WEST END AREA, MONDAY NIGHT AT 8:00
P.M. GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED THE CLAN
IF THE VIOLENCE IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA CONTINUES !
AS PER 755-3141 - TAPE RECORDING BY THE UNITED KLAN.
�June 22, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mayor Allen
FROM;
Jack Delius
I have received a request from Calvin Craig for the KKK to hold a speech and
ralley in Howell Park at the corner of Gordon and Peeples Street in West End
on Monday night, June 26, at 8: 00 p. m.
George Royal and I reviewed the recently passed Parade ordinance and then I
consulted Ferrin Mathews who told me that this type of activity was legal
and that I would have no firm grounds for denying the request.
Of course,
we have not been denying similar requests from Craig and will issue a permit
for this one.
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CITY OF
DEPARTMENT
PARKS
of
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
June 23, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS ·
GENERAL MANAGER
Mr. Calvin Craig
P. o. Box 10753
Atlanta, Georgia
30310
Dear Mr. Craig:
Permission is granted for the Ku Klux Klan to use Howell Park,
located at Gordon and Peeples Street, for public speaking on
Monday night, June 26, 1967, starting at 7:30 p.m.
This permission does not include the right to parade and if that
should be involved in this function, you should clear this matter
with the Chief of Police.
As usual, you are expected to protect the park from unreasonable
and unnecessary damage, resulting from the use of the facility by
your organization.
truly yours,
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De lius
e eral Manager of
P rks and Recreation
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CC:
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Su perintendent Fred Beerman
At l a nta Police Department
�CITY
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JACK C . DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
ATLANTA
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DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
AND RECREATION
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�June 20, 1967
Mi ss Bre da English
No rthwest Perry H o mes Service Center
1927-29 Hollywood Road, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Dear Mtss Engli h :
I am sure there must have been an understandable
oversight in the handling of your telephone call
to Mr. Delius of the Parks Department, but,
regardless of what the circumstances may have
been, we are orry that your call was delayed.
I am forwarding your letter to Mr. Delhl lin order
that he may have· the d tails you outlined.
Sine rely,
Ivan Allen,. Jr.
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UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
WASHINGTON,
D.C.
20240
IN REPLY REFER TO :
H30-HH
June 6, 1967
Mr. Jack C. Delius
General Manager of Parks
and Recreation
Department of Parks
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Delius:
Thia ia in reply to your letter of May 24, -addre&iid to th•
Regional Director of our Southeast Region, regarding the
Cyclorama of the Battle of Atlanta.
I think it would be reasonable to assume that the painting
itself, as an object important in American history, could
eventually be considered for inclusion on the National Register
which is to be expanded under the provisions of Public Law 89- .
665, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. To be
placed on the National Register and thus eligible for Federal
matching grant-in-aid funds, the painting would have to be
included in a statewide survey and historic preservation plan
approved by the Secretary of the Interior. The Georgia Historical Commission has been designated by Governor Maddox as
Georgia's official State liaison with the Department of the
Interior in the administration of this act as it may relate
to the State of Georgia. While Congressional action on the
Department's appropriation for fiscal year 1968 has not been
completed, it appears unlikely at this time that there will
be any Federal matching grant-in-aid funds available wider
P.L. 89-665 during fiscal year 1968.
We are enclosing a copy of the act and a copy of "Federal
Financial Assistance Through the Secretary of the Interior
for Historic Preservation" for your information.
Sincerely yours ,
R~!;;J
Acting Chief, OffJ.le of Archeol ogy
and Historic Preservation
Enclosures 2
�June 19, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mr. Charles Davis
FROM:
Mrs . Ann Mo es
Dear Charle :
The attached clieck for $200 . 00 was donat d to the City of Atlanta
by the Jew 1 of Judea and specifically earmarked fQr the purchase
of the Chimpanzee at the Zoo. Stan Martin and Johnny Dilbeck can
furni h you any other information you may need.
Sincerely,
Mr • Ann Mo es,
Ex cutive Secretary
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CC: Mr. Stan Martin
Mr . Johnny Dilbeck.
�,1
e l<J. 1967
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CC:
r. Jae- Dell
Mr. C
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�May 31, 1967
Mi a Carol Shur
1590 We ley Parkw y , N . W.
Atl nta, Georgia 30327
D
r C rol:
1 know you have been bu y ince April 2nd in winding up your
chool y ar but h ving not b rd from you, l w nt d to drop you
a. Un .· about th contl"ibution lor th purcha
of the chimpanzee .
l •haU look forward to he ring from you.
Sine r ly yo\U',,
M•• . Ann Mos
E cutiv S c-, tary
AM/br
�CITY OF ATLANTA
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
April 20, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO
Stan Martin
FROM
Ann Moses
I h ave a dvised Carol Shur e, President of the J ewels of Judea,
that the Mayor will have to leave Sunday eveing to go to Washington,
and asked that you attend hs his p e rsona l representative to receive
the che ck.
Arrangements h ave b e en made with Mr. Fierman , manager of
the J ewish Community C enter, for you and Johnny to park in the
front circular drive to bring in the Chimp. I would suggest you
b e there at 7 :45 , find Carol Shure and g o back stage , to be able
to come out of the curtin with t h e Chimp t o receive the check b e fore
their p e rformanc e b e gins a t 8 :00.
These young girls don't compre h e nd the orga ni z ation a nd timing to
put somethi ng like this across effectively, so don 't hesitate to advis e
them as to how to handle the ceremony.
.
.
Thanks a million to you and Johnny for d o ing this .
�December 9. 1966
Mi
C rol Shur
1590W sly
rk Y• N. W.
Atlanta, a orgia 30327
Dear Mi
Shur :
I m mo t gr teful for your nice lett r
d mo t generou
offer to contribut · 500. 00 on behalf of the B ' nai B'l'ith Girl
to c rity of my choice. I consider thi · fine honor.
k of lile,
It come• to my min t t you might w t to co idor donatin
City of Uan fow the ap ciftic purpo
of
pure
animal £or the zoo. Yo m 'I v 1e n C rll
the· Chimp
rfonn on m y occ tona. H ta really our • r:
but Charlie 1 etting
t old,
d I m raid,
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�January 4, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Ml.- . Jack Delius
FROM:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr .
Dear Jack:
The B 'nai B'rith girls will be in the Mayor's Office on Wedne day,
January 11th at 3: 30 p. m. to tell ua at their plane to raise the $500. 00
to pay for our new baby chimp.
Naturally we would like to help them with some publicity and you may
have some idea about th.ls . Won 't you plan to, be he:r~ at 3: 30 and
ask Johnny to bl"ing the baby by o the girls may ~ee it.
The gid are Carol Shu.re , Te~ry Feldman and Linda Menich .
Sincel'ely yoiu ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General M a n ager
Atlanta , Georgia
3 0303
January 4, 1967
J ACK C. D E L I US
GE NERA L
MANAGER
TO:
Hon.
FROM:
Jack
We will h ve the baby
office on
Wednesda, January 11 at 3:30 P • • appropriately
attired in diaper, bib,
e baby is lefthanded
d e ats oatme al wit a spoon. His I.Q .
is 89 whi his dull-nor
• (For a human.)
Seriously , the chimp has a slight cold but I am
sure b y nex t week he'll be fit as a fiddle and
we will be at y our office at the appropriate time .
I will a sk Joh nny Dilbe ck to d r um up s ome p ublici t y
as o nly h e can do .
cc :
Mr. Johnny Dilbe c
�-- C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTM E NT of P ARKS
O ffi c e o f Gen eral M anager
Atla n ta , G eorgi a
30303
December 15, 1966
J ACK C. DEL I US
GE NE R A L
MA N AGE R
Mrs. Ann Moses
Executive Secretary
Mayor's Office
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dea r Ann:
Regarding the proposed contribution of $500.00 on behalf of
the B'na i B'rith Girls, the zoo thought the money was forthcoming a nd we went ahead and purchased a one year old
chimpanz ee . No h a rm h as been d one in that at the time t he
f u nd s are a c t u a lly dona t ed we will s imply repla ce the money
in the animal account . The b aby chi mp i s real l y a d arling,
wears diape rs , etc.
We app r e c i a t e y ou suggesting the p urcha se of an a nima l f o r
t h e i r ch ar i table c a use a n d I am
Cor d i ally,
Del i us
n e ral Manager of
ark s and Recreation
JCD/ lrd
CC :
Mr. Stan Martin
Mr. Johnny Dilbeck
Mr. Henry Lovett
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June 9 , 1967
Mr . Rob rt~
rvlll, Pr id nt
tlanta 'l'ran it Syst m; Inc.
P.
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Box 1595
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr . S
30301
rvi11
Thank you very uch for your recent ch ct in the
unt of
$801 ,.05 to purchase qui
nt for th pl ylot locat d on Ha.b r hal,
ar P rry Boulevatd . On Jqne 19, 1967, w will iutrod ce to the Bo rd of Ald
n, a resolution authorizing the
aeceptonc of this fund and t the
ti
instructing th
City Cl rk to deli r to your offic an offtctal copy of th
r aolutton,
aring th
e 1 of the city, a a tok n of ota
at c r appr cl tion for this fin civic g sture . As
quip th Curri r Str t playlot you h ve graciously furnished,
I ill ~is you of the tot 1 cost involved and thank you
ai n foT your gen rou.s attitude ud civic apirtt, I
Cordi lly,
ager of
er
JCD : jh
cc ; Honorable Iv
AH
n, Jr./
ti.on
�June 9, 1967
Mr.. Rich rd
c.
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Exc.\cut-ive Dir ctor
Unit Ap 1 of ll'ulton, DK lb. Cobb,
Clayton & inn tt
167 Walton St. N. w.
P. O.Box 1038
Atlant,
or81a 30301
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ar Mr. Hicks:
hf
Utiat
)'CN1'
Co1!'
ially,
J ck c. Deli
General .l.'UDUIB'
rka end
cc: Honorable Ivan All n,
Jr./
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in thie
�April 28 , 1967
Mr • • M.
Jenki n, Pl ant Manager
na~I l linoi Glas
3107 Sylv Rod
Hp ville , Georgia
Dear Mr . Jenkin:
On behalf of the D par
nt of Par
and Recreatiou, I want
to th nk. yout company for the fin and nerou gift
of $ 0 tovaJ:"d construction nd oper tion of ca ing
faciliti a for the disadvantaged of our City.
We will hortly bes nding you a framed re olution by the
MayQr and Board of Aldermen offici lly e pressing our
ratltud .
Cordially,
J•ck
c.
D
liue
Gen r 1 Me.nag r of
Park• and
ecreation
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bcc:C , Mayor Ivan Alle n, Jr . (w/attach.) /
Mr . Allen:
sign the attached .
�April 28 , 1967
Mr . M. M. Jenkins, Plant Manager
Owen - Illinoi Gla
3107 Sylv n Road
H pevill , Georgi
D r Mr . Jenkin:
I have been dvised by Miss Virgini C rm1ch el nd J ck D lius
of th Depart nt of P rk
nd Recreation th t your comp ny ha
given a gencr ou donation toward the d.evelopment of camping
f cilities at Lak All toon for the young peopl of our
co
nity.
I w nt to expr e to you my personal ppr ciation for this g nerous
act nd tru t that other memb re of th busine world ill follow
your lead in e i ting the City in provtdl
critic lly needed
recre tional faciliti s .
Sincerely.
Ivan All n, Jr .
Wr:bjw
�M · y 8 , 1967
Dr. J •. D vison Pbili
Deca
Presbyter
2.0S Sycamor Street
Dec
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r of May 4th
Sincerely your ,
Ivan Aile , Jr.
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CC: Mr. Jack D Uus
y.
Sav;llllliah Street
�Jun
a.
1967
Mr . Lolli H. S 1th
Housing Manager
Al01)Z0 F. Herndon H
8
Sll John St . N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30318
Dear Mr , Smith:
Thank you very
ch for your ktnd letter of June 2, 1967 ~equeetin
recreation su rviston for Hern.don Ho • during thi s
er . We
ar pl ased to advise you that your location was one of the origin l
Public Housin site •el cted to be included io Operation Ch

J~ t thi p t Monday we r c ived ~erbal asaurances from Economic
Opport~ tty Atlnuta, Inc . tb&t ufficient funds ould be aveilabl
tor carryin on Oper tion Champ. Our pres nt target date to begin
0 r tion Ch pis Jun 12th .
n th liberty of aupp1ying Miss
of
xerox copy of your lott r
Project Director for Oper tion Ch pa to
your proj ct, alo with yoWi
preea d n
Thanki
you
g tn foy your lett r, I ·
Cordially,
cc: Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. /
Mayor
Virginia Carmichael, Dir ctor
so that she
ght brief the
th faciliti
avail bl at
de, etc .
�C I TY OF
DEPARTMENT
A
PARKS
of
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
June 5, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Mrs. C.R. Brumby, Jr.
140 Barksdale Drive N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mrs. Brumby:
It was realll a pleasure meeting with you and the other ladies
this week to discuss your proposed Beautification Pr_o gram for
the Boulevard Area.
I wish to assure you that the City of Atlanta, and particulary
this department, stands ready in any way and every way to assist
you in this worthwhile "self-help" project. We have already had
delivered to Mrs. Cantrell of the East Central Neighborhood Center,
six attractive orange and white waste receptacles. As you suggested,
we will allow the neighborhood to choose the block in which the cans
should be placed.
It is my understanding that our Dr. Buchanan has contacted you and
will meet with your group later next week to discuss the tree planting
program and the possibility of beautifying a front yard. Of course,
the City of Atlanta cannot spend public funds or use city employees
on private property; however, we are glad to give technical advice and
assistance and I hope that we could receive private donations from
nurseries, etc. for lawn, shrubs, etc.
I
A very fine young man on our staff, Mr. Stan Ayer, Assistant Parks
Engineer, has been briefed on the overall project and is extremely
willing and anxious to lend his technical abilities in the design
of the planting scheme for the yard so chosen.
I look forward to hearing from you and please keep me posted on your
progress, I am
pordially ,
I
J ck C. Delius
cY eral
Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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Honorable
Honorable
Honorable
Ivan Allen, Jr.
George Cotsakis
Jack Sunnners
Rodney Cook
Jt,me 7, 1967
Mr . Fred Burns
Fred Burns Company
1070 White Street, S . 'W.
Atl nta, Georgi
30310
Der Mr ,
urns:
Thank you for your 1 tter of June 2, 1967 to fayor Ivan Allen Jr .
concerning the conditions of th restrooms t PledtJOnt P r; during th
r cent Arts Festiv 1 .
Cordially,
�May 30, 1967
Dr. J. A. Middleton
President
Morris Brown College
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Dear Dr. Middleton:
The City employee.s have a Friendship Club
in which they channel 11 of their contributions
,e ach year.
Application for contributions from this fund
have to be made to Mr. Fred Boswell, Pre ident
of the Friendship Club, c / o Parks Department.
l would sugge t that the United Negro College
Fund mak application to the Friend hip Club.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Ir.
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cc: Mr. Fred Bo .
U
�ch Z, 1967
Mr. Jack Adai r
u Realty Cv.r.u.,,....1.1"¥
S6 Peachtr Str et, N. E .
A'uaia,ia, Gea.
Sbic r ly y
CC: Mr. Jack Deliua ·
Mr. Jbmny LittL
s,
�February 28 , 1967
Mr . J . J . Littl , Clerk
City of Atl nt
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgi
30303
Dear Jimt
On Febru ry 20 , 1967 the Bo rd of Ale
n dopted nd
th M yor pprov d the following:
"Ar olut.ion
authorizing th City to include en acknowl d em nt on
th plaqu th nking Mr . J ck Ad ir for hi don tion in
building
fount in t Pi dmont nd H ri Tri gl • 11
very gr t ful for this ct on th p rt of
nd I would p rticul rly ppr ciat it if
you
uld s
fit to pr pare for him
copy of the
resolution itb th offici l
1 of th City uit bl
for fr ming .
Th
City 1
Mr . Ad ir
Th nkin
you
or your continu d
s i t nc , I
Cordi lly ,
c:k c.
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Hon. Iv n All n, Jr. /
Mr- J ck Ad 1r
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lenag r of
nd R or ti
�Ma.y 24, 1967
Senator Richard. B. Rus ell
Member of Congre
United State Senate
Wa .hington., D . C .
Dea.r Senatoz:
You haver c
y received a letter fr
th ~l,jl,QUta
B
• Soci ty
rding the impoz ti: of
old B
ai t e fr
J pan to be
c d in the e
Atlant Bona· l G
den.
M y l
aure you that tbi ·
f thi• Qniq
~ect and
f
Sincer ly your•,
Ivan Allen. Jr.
y
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CC: Mr • Charle
B
ch
�ol-tlanta r.ion~ai Societg,
Atlanta, Georgia
1 9 I"Ia y, 1 967
The Hon orable Iva n Alllen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Dear Mayor Allen,
Enclo s ed please find co py of most recent
r
letter to Senior Senator Richard B. Russell. It is a resume
of the argument s sent to Mr. Johnston, Director of the Plant
Quarantine Division, USDA, but which, thus far, have fail e d to
convince him.
Perha ps a not from you to Senator Russell
would motiva te hi m to action for us?
Thanking you in advan ce, and also acknowled gin g recei pt of co py of your letter of Hay 2nd to Mr. Johnston,
Your sincere ,
Mr s . Cha r le s Busch, Secretary to
Cha irman of Committee for Memoria l
c/o Greenwood
2160 Stewa rt Ave., SW
Atlanta , Ga . 30 3 15
�( COPY )
ATL~FTA 30NSlI 2'C I ETY
1 9 :-lay , 1 967
Senior s..:ma tor Richird. B. Fusse l l
Washington, D. C.
Dear Senator Ruusell ,
I en c ose co:y of ~r . 3arkar ' s answer to
our l ast letter (4-28-67 ) of which I sent you a cofy at that
time .
le do not ';ant to 1al~e a po litical issue
of this , but ~ie do 11'1. t Jr . Creech to JrnoH that ue have the fa cilities and s cientists here in Atlanta for all possible ca r e
against pests and diseases e
1
,le have Dr e Juchanan , who is connected with
t he United St:1tes Forestry Servic e , in h i s office right in
Piedmont Park , coordina ting city , state , a n d federal pest and disease control .
We have Mr.J . Oortm~n , Chief Horticulturist
for the City of .Atl'l.nto. , 1·,ith his o fice in Piedmont Parle , and
p reviously with Fraser ' s Hursery in 3irmingha.n , '1-bama , where
many trees i:n ,or ted fro m all ov _r th2 ~;o:;_--ld 1erc j__1 his care .


fo have Mr . Oc.rl Scott , Jr ., =IeaJ of the Entomology Division of Georgia :9epartmcnt of Agriculture , and his


st::1ff , on c~111 at any time and 1-:i·J.lcing regular inspecV_ons e
~le have Dr . :· oolford Baker , professor of biology , fro~ E~ory University , and himself quite lnterested in bonsai; Mr . Fred C-alle , Scad of 1-orti culture at Cal la way Gardens , vic-:;pre si dent of the !nerican Horticulture Society , and among our m1n
menbers : Dr . Os~an-Hill of the Yerkes Prima te Center , and Drs.
Phelps and ~iller of CDC .
Every s ingle _nembe r of our society is vi tally concerned i:1i th 1Jest - control.
On e a tt'.3.ck of borers can ruin
a bonsai forever.
It ~ay live , but the beautiful shg,pe attained
1fter ye1.ro of p1.tinnt c1.r2 ':lnd trqi~jn~ is destroyed.
Even an
attack of red ,..)ider rnites disflgures an evergre2n for not less
th;::t,n 3 years and ~·:iy ldll it .
Jao·1.nese beetl-=? 11.rvae are fatdl
to g,z·.:..leas and even aphids c2use serious virus trouble Hi th quince
and other me1bers of the rose f1~ily .
\fo ,;,.11 strenuously use the 'l'J.ost rnodern inventions of sy~temtcs , soil sterliz1tlon , and disease control , and
we certainly do not ,r 1.n t ·1.nythlng brou5h t in to our area which T1ill
cause us ~ny grief.
Our tre2s 1ro too V'J.lu~ble in terms of ooth
time and a10ney to t':lke any such ri ,_;}._s .
Bonsai aro not lilrn other
plants left to Grow themselve~. Membars ins~oct all their m,n
trees d'J.ily uhile U'J.tering u.nd gro..,ming them.
Dr . Ste~hens hin.elf, for~~rly connected flith
the U.S. Fore ;:;try :=ervice , g'l ve us ~uch .:requen t 3.j·rice on the use
of syst2mics and hygienic 1ev·uros , a:nJ TlS e ~perin2ntL'1g uith
MSD on his own trees at the time of his death .
�(CO P)'." )
ATL.~HT:
BONs~u SOC I ETY , p .2
~e feel that it i s a n i ~position on the
Brooklyn otan ic GJ.rden to take up their space , eq_uipmdlt and
time when we have just as good f a cilities and qualif i ed men here e
Also ~e wan t th e peop le of the Southeastern
Area to have the privil ege of 2eein.s a l i ving bonsai - .nasterpi ece ,
which i s a work of art j ust as a sculpture is in its category .
This i s ju s t one o.f :n:.:1.ny su ch trees for displ ay which we hope to
i mport through the years and must se t the preceden t of our cari ng
for them ourselves .


[e 3.re also fortunate i n ha ving a climate


very s i milar to that of J3oan ( so that the tree would be mu ch
better off , he re , than :1 t the 3ro oklyn 3o tani c Garden ) and the
ar t of Growin g bons:::Li is beco:1in 6 very popular here amonis the
horticulturally discerning .
(As you kn ow, we have indi vid ua l s in
Georei a spending l arge sums f or fully-automa tic greenhouses to
care for expensive camellias- t hey have their Came l l i a Soci etyalso peo,,le devoted to aza l eas , alpine "'Jlan t s , and fabulous coll ections of roses , who eventual ly f i nd that bonsa i- growing is the
ult i mate in horticulture .)
,le feel, too, that AtlJ.ntg, has been di Ecriminated ag~inst in not being designated as an a ir port-ofentry , and that it ~ould be a go od thing for her economy for a ll
kins of air-cargo .
In short , we need you__-,--_ to inform
Dr ~ Creech of these facts , berause in the vastness of agriculture problems , he may not be aware that Geor~ia has come to the
fore in agricultural technology .
, e are sending 3 co pie s of th i s letter , at
his request , to :Ir . 3te~vart ,linn , Edi tor of " The Harv8ster" , the
Georgia Horticulture Society ' s publication i;-rith over 10,000
re ade rs. :.fr . i'inn :-ian ts to send these co pies to ::·r .Fred Galle ,
vice - president of the American Hort iculture Soci~ty , Dr . John
Creech , Director of Agriculture Research Service, and Dr . Henry
Skinner , Director of the National ~rboretum , beciuse of his
interest in :rn~king Atl2nta ~n air oort- of-entry for nurserystock . ;re re 3.lso sending a copy to 11ayor I van Allen, Jr .
at his request , be cause of similar lnterests , an~ a copy t o
-~r. Opey Sh8l ton , rreside rt of the A.tl'lnta Cha,nber of Com:nerce,
kno~ing his concern with making Atlanta an air art-of-entry.
1
We Know ;;rou are a very busy man , and little
probleins lik.e this ta ke as ·nuch time as big onef' , but to us it
is of paramount importance • .le ore sure that tho develop:rnent
of our Bonsai G2rden uill add lustre to Atlanta ' s im·.1ce nationally .
Kno·rlnt of .your deep intGrect in Atlanta ,
Georcia, and the South , and the South 's ~rogre2s , 11e ask you:
1 . to inform Dr. Jreech , of the USD~, of our available f~cilities
and thoroughly capable , above-n:imed scientists , and 2. to help
Ui have Atlanta recognized as an air ~Jrt -of- entry ~nd as a metropolis as procressive as New Yorl City.
Thanking you in the name of the J.. tlan ta Bonsai
Society, the Geore:ia Horticulture·Society, and all the ..,eople of
Atlanta ,
Sincerely ,
( Signed ) Larry Williams , Chairman of
Committee for Me no rial Garden
�May 22, 1967
Mr. Don Gerloff
91 East 64th Street
Hialeah, Florida 33012
Dear Mr. Gerloff:
Thank you for your note and yen r continued
interest in the Cyclorama. I am forwarding
this inforrre. tion to the Parks Department.
We are aware of the need for new housing
and re tor tion, and are working towards
this end. However, we are faced with about
a three million dollar expenditure, which has
to b considered along with the other needs
of the city.
I am mo t grateful for your interest.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
IAJr: m
cc: Mr. Jack Deliu
�A SYNOPSIS OF
THE PROPOSAL
TO
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA, INC.
FROM
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA
FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 19 67
This proposal covers the following essential and special programs of
recreation , social and cultural activities, physical education and
summer employment opportunities for the disadvantaged and elderly of
the City of Atlanta. The activities are in addition to normal City
projects and represent an extended effort possible only thru the
combined facilities of the City's "in-kind" contribution and cash
grants from Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
I. Develop an additional 12-1 4 playlots making a total of some 21,
and operate from June 1st thru Labor Day. In addition, operate on an
annual basis, rented houses at 255 Dodd Ave., S. W.; 71 Little St. , S. W. ;
and 141 Walnut Street. Additional indoor facilities will possibly be
obtained. Four locations will have portable swimming pools.
II. Operate the second annual "Operati0.n Champ", beginning June 12
and running thru Labor Day. The program will entail providing
recreation supervision for 35-40 locations within the target area, using
schoo l facilities, public housing projects and parks. Activities will
incl ude games, arts and crafts,physical fitness and cultural tours to
various points of interest.
III. Opera te a special water safety program at five municipal swi mmi ng
pools, in conjunction with Atlart:a School system's physical education
department. This program will serve the disadvantaged children o f the
community, operating from August 6 thru September 1. Regu lar pool
operations will cease August 27. It is essential that early approval be
given to this proposal in that a large number o f personnel must be
r e cruited, equipment and s upplies o rdered and in-service training begun
for temporary staff.
IV. Continue restoration and begin operat ion of Atlanta Recreation
Camps, consisting of 55 acres o f developed property on Lake Allatoona
near Acworth. The fa cil i ty will be used Ju ly 3 - August 18 f o r resident
campi ng for disadvantaged children of our City; and, from August 1 8 August 25 for senior citizens o f our community .
v.
Extend hours of operation of established recreation programs ;using
existing recreation centers and faci lit ies at 12 locations.
VI. Inst itute and operate, on an annual basis, organized recrea tion
programs in three Atlanta public hous ing authority high-rise apartrrents
for the elderly. Namely Antoine Graves Homes, John O. Chiles Homes,
and Pa l mer House.
VII. Beg in development o f the 473 acre Atlanta Wi lderne ss Camps, near
Cartersville on Lak e Allatoona, serve . a threefold purpose ; basic
development of land, including construction of trails, clearing of
underg rowth, ditching of roads etc.; provide mean ing ful and gainful
employment for ne i ghborhood youth corps enro llee s; provide healthy
recreation and a valuable outdoor experience for the enrollees .
�SYNOPSIS OF BUOOETS
Cash Grant Requested
& om EOA
Salaries
Employee benefits
Travel
Equipment
Games & Supplies
Admi n i strative Exp.
Other Exp.
Space Cost & Rental
TOTAL
GRAND TOTAL
$5 41 , 765.29
232* ,728.20
57 , 3 40.00
29 ,000.00
18,000.00
39 , 4 60.00
3 I 16i7,'; 50
$381,69 5.70
City's In-ki nd
Contribution
8, 9 86.00
7,5 9 5. 9 0
2 , 500.00
32,8 35.00
5,700.00
4 7 ,877.3 4
2,000.00
37,500.00
$1 44,9 52 . 24
�May 22, 1967
• Lewis B. Peters
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Atlanta , Georgia 30303
797 Pryor Street ,
Dear Mr . Petersz
Th nk. you for my copy of your letter of May 18, 1967 to
the Hon. Ivan All n , Jr . written on behalf of the citizens
of the Pryor Street Community . As of l st Thursday , the
Land Agent w s ndeavoring to secure a le se on a lot
facing Pryor Street across from the Pryor treet School .
Thi is only one of several locations we are ttempting to
ecur nd convert into a play facility for this summer .
h ve h d so
problems with the st ffing of the Dodd
Avenue R creation Center, at the present time , th r
r
four people assigned to this f cility .
s lected a
r sident of th community who we thought would be id al in
th the is in touch with th wish s nd d ir s of
number
of people . io ev r , spe king c ndidly , som poor relationship h sexist db tw en thi individu 1 nd the oth r
thr
st ff emb rs . • e er pr sently evalu ting th b t
thing to do in th interest of th community towards ch nging the st ff or making reassignm nt .
W
By COP'f of this l tter , I em dvising Mis Virginia Carmichel ,
Dir ctor of R er tion , that you -would be in
position to
furnish volun~ r 'W'Orker to ssist in thi progr
on
p rt-ti
b ilia.
appr ciat your civic int r
your 1 tt r , I
t and th nking you
Cordi lly ,
JCD1bjw
ccs
Hon. Iv n All n, Jr • ._-Hon. ich rd c. Fr
Mis Virgini c rmich
J ck C. Delius
G n rel Mang r of
P rk
nd R ere tion
gin for
�y zz,
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CC:
r. Jack Deli
Rr. Jo
Leta
1967
�May 18, 1967
Mt-. Dan Paradi
radie
nd Gorn
y
4970 Fulton Ind trial B ulevard, S. W.
Atl nta, Georgia
De r D n:
r all de ply touc d by your e ro oHer thi mornin
h lp · OUI" summer recreation program by d . ting ome
yground equl eat.
Jae DeUu baa 'been ill touch with you lam
enthus atic
t yo\U' offer. lam enclo i
R 1 a e bout t
expan d
ylot program
ome
tio
infonnatio for ywr file• .
S
C
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ecr
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CC: Mr . Jack Delius
d he wa moat
copy oft e N

ch will fund h
�May 18, 1967
Mr . Ch rles L . D vis
Comptroller
City of Atlanta
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Charles:
Thank you for your recent letter regarding the Finance Committee ' s
action in levying n additional one- half mill tax and earmarking
such funds for the use of the P rks Dep rtment .
In your 1 tter, you asked that I develop
list of the
ergency
operating needs of this depertment for th r ainder of 1967 1 and,
you further r
sted that in compiling my list of need . I ta
in con ideration the gr nts promis
by conomic Opportunity
Atlant , Inc . Let
say h re that w h v only been promi ed
$160, 000 not two to thre hundred thous nd dollars
your l tt r
•ndic t
• Ho v r , th re i a possibility th t Congress will
p s a supplem nt l ppropr1 tions bill which will amount to some
$75 , 000#000 and out o this
rn
g t addition l fund for
r er ation . Th pr l
i th t th
ummer is lr d:y her and I
must b gin to mov
nd mov r pidly nd I c nnot wit on v rious
d ci ions up nd down th lin .
synopoi
of the proposal submitted
ar
e,
rv
�Mr. Charles L G Davis
Page Two
If you desire, I can supply you with a more complete breakdown
as to ho we rrived at salaries, travel expenses, equipment , etc .
I assume that for the pres nt , the attached synopsis is sufficient
for your purposes . We have not included the $53 , 000 set aside for
playlot salaries in computing the additional funds needed from EOA
.in that e would like tor turn this sum of money to our regul r
lary accounts and thus 11 unfreeze 11
number of positions . Fin lly ,
Mis Carmichael h s proceeded to requistion pl yground equi
nt and
port ble toilets using City funds . She knows her accounts will be
in the red, however , we can tr nsfer funds when EOA nakes their
grant .
le ppreci te your consideration to our request and thanking you for
your many p st favors , I am
Cordi lly ,
Jack c. Delius
Gen r 1 M nager of
Parks and Recreation
JCD:bjw
cc:
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Hon. Ivan All n, Jr . (w/ ncl . ) ·
All .femb rs of th J?arks Committee (w/enol . )
Hon. Mil ton F rris (w/encl 11 )
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A SYNOPSIS OF
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THE PROPOSAL
TO
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ATLANTA1 INC •
FROM .
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
CITY OF ATLANTA 1 GEORGIA .
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FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR ENDING
DECEMBER 31 1 1967
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This proposal covers the following essential and special programs of
recreation, social and cultural activities, physical education and
summer employment opportunities for the disadvantaged and elderly of
the City of Atlanta. The activities are in addition .to normal City
projects and represent an extended effort possible only thru the
combined fe c111ties of t he City' s "in-ki nd" contr ibution and cash
grants from Economic Opportunity Atlanta1 Inc.
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Develop an additional 12-14 playlots
making a total of some 21,
and operate from June 1st thru Labor Day. In addition, operate on an
annual basis, rented houses at 255 Dodd Ave., s. W.; 71 Little St. , S.W.;
and 141 Walnut Street. Additional indoor facilities will possibly . be
obtained. Four locations will have portable swimming pools.
II. Operate the second annual "Operatio.n Champ", beginning June 12
· and running thru Labor Day. The program will entail providing
recreation supervision for 35-40 . locations within the target area, using
school facilities, public housing projects and parks. Activities will
include games, arts and crafts,physical fitness and cultural tours to
various points of interest.
III. Operate a special water safety program at five municipal swimming
pools, in conjunction with Atlart:a School system's physical educat i on
department. This program will serve the disadvantaged children of the
community, operating from August 6 thru September 1. Regular pool
operations will cease August 27. lt .is essential that early approval be
given to this proposal in that a large number of personnel must be
recruited , equipment and supplies ordered. and in-service training begun
for temporary staff.
IV. · Continue restoration and begin operation of Atlanta Recreation
Camps, consisting of 55 acres of developed prope~ty on Lake Allatoona
n ear Acworth. The facility will be used July· 3 - August 18. for r esident
c amping for d i sadvantaged children of our City; and , from August 1 8 August 25 fo r senior citizens of our communi t y . ·
V . Exte n d h o ur s of operat i on of established r ecr eation p r ograms :u sing
existing recrea tion c enters a nd f acilitie s at 12 locatio n s.
VI. Institute and ope rate , on an a nnual basis, organized recre ation
programs in three Atla n ta public housing authority high-rise apart~nts
for the elderly. Namely Antoine Graves Homes, John o. Chiles Homes ,
·
and Palmer House .
VI I .
Be~i n developmen t of the 473 a cre Atlanta Wilderness Camps , n ear
Ca rte r s ville on Lake Allatoona , ser ve a th r eefo ld purpo se ; bas ic
d e v e lopment o f l a nd, i ncl udi n g ~onstruct i o n o f t r ai l s ~ clea ring of
unde rgrowth, ditching o f roads etc. 1 p rovide meaningful and g a infu l
temP'loyment ~or ·n eighborhood yotith eorps enrolle es7 provide h ea lthy
rC!,TC(l l,i<m . nnrJi Q v~ h\h!\.i. l g ~lH:A~~ ~ ~~ P~f1@Hc& f&f ~ ~" <91l11e'€i:f;;••
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SYNOPSIS OF BUD3ETS

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Cash Grant Requested
from EOA
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Salaries
Employee benefits
Travel
Equipment
Games & Supplies
Administrative Exp.
Other Exp.
Space Cost & Rental
TOTAL
GRAND TOTAL
234,728.20
57,340.00
29,000.00
18,000.00
39,460.00
3,167-.50
$381,695.70
$541,765, 29
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City's In-kind
Contribution
. 8,986.00
7,595.90
2,500.00
32,835.00
5,700.00
47,877.34
2,000.00
37,500.00
$144,952.24
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�·y 12. 1967
Mr. E . B .. Mo ley
P:re · ic:lent
New Thom ville Civic League, Inc.
1994 Akron Drive, s . E .
Atlanta. Georgia
D
r
r . Mo eley:
I have obtained
complete information from
De rtmen.t regar.c!ina th Thomasville
If I ea.n he W further
iatance,. 1 will tr, to do
ao.
Sincerely,.
Iva
IA3r:
Encla.
llen,. Jr.
�C
TY OF
AT
NTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
May 11, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GEN E RAL MANAGER
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
SUBJECT:
Inquiry on Thomasville Park Site
Dear Mayor Allen:
Thank you for your letter of May 10, 1967 requesting information on Thomasville Park Site.
This park is one of five urban renewal sites purchased with
1957 Bond Funds. $75,000 was ear-marked for the First Phase
development of the park. As the enclosed bid tabulation will
show, some $54,282 . 91 has already been spent on necessary and
essential grading, drainage, retaining walls, grassing, etc.
An additional $7,000 has been spent on topographic map s , plans
and specifications, advertising f or bids, and water meters.
Therefore, we have spent to date $61,424.63 . Contractor planted
only Winter grass since it was that time of the year and he is
now in a position to move back in and plant the permanent ground
CX> Ver .
At each a nd e very meeting we held with the citize ns o f Thomasville
it wa s empha s ize d that the d e v e lopme n t o f t hi s park, like all
par ks, had to be done in s t ages . A great deal o f work ha s b een
done on the land which would not be realized by simply look ing at
the park site ; for example, storm drainage is undergr ound and
c annot b e s e e n .
We a nt ici pate spen d ing an a ddi t ional $1 4 , 500 during cal endar year
1967 for the install ation of a ball fie l d and p l aygrou nd e qui pment .
Thomasville , i n terms of a c r eag e , is t he large s t park site we h ave
acquired i n any u r b a n ren e wa l area . As a resu lt, it will take
conceiv abl y more mo ney to ·dev e lop o In develop ing Bu t l er u r ban
renewal p a rk site a n d Rawson Washingto n u rban renewal park site we
were d ealing with only three or four acres v ersu s some 14 at
Thomasvil le . The r efo re , t h e $ 7 5, 00 0 we had a vail able t o s pend o n
Butler and Rawson Wa s hington went a long way becau se there just
wasn ' t that much groun d to deve lop. Thomasvi l le ~
a long way
�Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr .
Page Two
from being completed and it along with some 75 other items
make up a total minimum park need over the next five years
of $18½ million.
I have supplied all of the above information to Mr. Mosley
on several occasions and he has also discussed this project
with other people in the department. We have pointed out to
Mr. Mosley that such parks as Wilson Mill, Joyland, Daniel
Stanton, Harper Park, etc. are being built or were built in
stages.
Trusting the above will be of value, I am
Cordially,
ack C. Delius
eneral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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l3IDS SDBViITTED TO I NCLUDE (B~ceak bids down as listed below)
1.
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Cost f or ell Incidental Work (All labor, materials,
and e:qu ipu1ent necessary to complete all miscellnfi,2ous ir:cide:.1tal items of work required by or
i:1:ce:L~,:-0d from plans and specifications. Generally
~-
includes incidental construction ·work, services,
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., s ::.-:d s; p0:rmits, etc.,


wh:!.ch ce.1.··mot be allocated
pro?c~ly to other sections of specifications
Total Cost $____&
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2.
Cos t ; o~ Clearing, G~bbing and cP
Demob.t:1.on /-Jppf?ox . ...::>, 5 /Joas
Total Cost $
U;-J,, PR ,c e
440. ()() /,:;cr?t:
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t5'4O.00
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Cost i o-r G~a,dins (Incl;udes S\lbcut)
(a)
Appro~d.mat~ly 5,700 cu. yds.
.t:ill .
cut ana' .r.
. ...
Unit Price 0._5_'i /cu,, ·yd
.
(b)
.
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Total Cost$
Rock (if encountered) )~ :
10
. - I c_u .:· yd •
· un-i .1... . ·p r1.ce

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4.
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Cost for Sto:..'ill Drainage ..
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(a)
(b)
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3 Catc h Basins ': ···· ·
A::,p:cozimately 22 ~ 50 v e.:t. ft. . ·. ' .- , ·
Unit Price f,, Q c~ /vert. ft.
Total;,-. Cost $_'·_. _ _.),_.,3...._5_0.__,.0.__'IJ
·.... ; ·
li9p:..·m~imately 338 lino ft. 1511


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concrete pipe
(o~
Ur.it Price
To,t al Cost $
/lin .. ft.
2,028,
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Concrete Headwall (1)
(d)
Trench Rock ( if encountered)
Unit Price ,-=?0,t?tJ/ cu. yd.
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Total Cost $

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total Cost $
Cos t for Masonry Work
(a)
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<l:i:'ain t i l e
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· Total Cost $_ ____,15..__0....,._o__
Approximately 2 0Lt lin~ · ft. 4"
p2rforated bell & spigot
Un it Price . c, .50 / lin . ft.
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5 1O 00
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L'fosonry Walls
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Uni"i;. P1:ice 2 71>{}/Per ch
Total Cost$
Apprc:-dmat e ly Z cu. yds.
c onc r z t e footing
Unit Pr ice .T-3 .ric,J cu. yd.
Total Cost $_ _ _
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PROPOSAL
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B:i:DS sum-F TTED TO INCLUDE (Break bids do,,m as listed below)
5.
Cost for Moso~rv Work (continued)
(c)
App::.:.·o:dmately 1 2 520 sq. ft.
granite rip-rap.
Unit Price
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/,
1-0 /c---.:·::--=:; :yd.
s1. ~H.
eve/
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2 /26. 00
Total Cost$
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Cost for Concrete Work
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(a)
Approximately 1 .• 000 lin. ft •
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(b)
Game Courts
(c)





(d)
(e)
2,450.0tJ
Total Cost $
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~?P~O~imately lli lin, ft.
811 =~ 10" flush cul:'b a.round .. :,-,i .
Unit Price
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curb · 2.nd gutter
Unit Price 2 , 4:.-S /lin. ft.
Total Cost · $_ __,;,.,/'--,5~0~~..;,~;;..O;;..
Z. e:; /lin·~: ft.
,.·sq.
P:pp'::"oxirnately 2. sss . . ft.
comb. walk and curb
Unit Price O. fo.>r /sq·. ft.
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Unit Price 0.18 /sq. ft.
Total Cost $
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Co st: for Aspha~t Paving
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�NEW THOMASVILLE CIVIC LEAGUE, INC.
1994 Akron Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Phone 627-7720
Mayer Ivan Allen Jr,
City Hall
At:13nta Geer~ia, 30303
De.ar J.\ayer;
This letter is sent t you with all the c ncern •f the Germnunity • f Th•l11il sville. We have
tried t ee~· ~rr•und doin~ this but •ur efferts were in vai~ s new we must turn t ee yeu.
We dislike doin~ this, Qnd wish that we ceuld handle the matter ef the Park that is t be
c nstructed in ur c mmunity thr~u~h ur alderman "but we have tried this f er three years
and there have been n• defin.ite s.itiElfactiE>n !11ilde. ..
·
We wish t• say th.it this park have been prep sed in this cermnunity add there have been
same werk dcine • n it h st year. Tais is f.ir frem 0empletein~ this ~rk which is needed se
very b;dly in this e mmunity. There is absolutely nee recreatien facilities in tnis cemmunity
at all, there is n• place fer the children to pl..ly se · the • nly thin~ that they ean de is
t • take t• the . streets playin~ ball and d•d~ing ears. This alse is the r• ts •f mischief
aid ether acts. Thia Park is being censtructed in staies each· year, am we think that it
is the enly ene in th~ city that have been dene in this l11ilnner~ Cert.iinly we don't think
that is even in the nei~hborheed e f b in~ ! ~Hd pl.an. By the time that this park is fini ...
ehed the children will h.ve bee met•• •ld t• enjey it, add the faci~ities tat has been
errected durin~ the first stage · will have eerrsded and fell
th~ gr und by the time
that the hst stage is finished. There haven't been .ny w rk d•ne this year and the geed
seassen fer this k:tnd •f w.rk is definately passing by, Yet there is supp se tH be meney
appreperated f~r wrk t • be dene.
·
Other p;irke have ·been started and cempleted and yet still enj yed since the w.rk be gain
en this park. The Geverner can even g• eut and accuire meney t• build ether parks -ind yet
there are parks that stand with enly A beginnin~ ·made en them and is needed se bad yet they
stand incemplete.
We are askini th. t y u l• k int• this matter and try tH get semething geing tew.rd
cempletein~ the ·i:srk in Themasville se th.it the children will have seme place t• u:,e beside the streeto
There is certainly n• reasen that A park sh u1d be censtructed in this manner. The city
•ff'icials is capable •f getting the things dene if' it :ts urgent er if they need it, and we
must say that this park is needed, · but will it ever be cempleted.
M•ney ka• been spent fer cleaning, ~ading and ~assin~ A p•rti•n •f the parks area, seen
it will be meney wasted because the weeds and bushes ·will. have taken ever all tat have been
dene, then it will cest meney which ceuld be used fer further eempleting the
rk
be
•ed fer the Hme thine.
Please leek inte this ~tter and
lp tbia cemmunity, it is ur~ently needed 0
Tkanking yeu in advance fer yeur understandin~ and eHperatien.
·
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T•ur•
Very Truely
Mr. E.B. Mealey
vro /JPr s1d
�Mr. J sse Dr
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Dr per- own ·a Company
44 Bro d Stre t.,, N.
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Atla11 . , G or ia
De r .lease:
The City of tlanta is
ply grat f ul
yo
Dr
r-Owens tor your
eroue commitm
of $5, 000 for
acqul ition of e C in.Carnegie
y Tra.nLiurle •.
bout this pr~ject,. and a
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�JESSE DRAPER
TELEPHONE
CH AIRMAN OF
... 04 / 522 - 95 11
THE l"I NANCE C O MMITTE E
DRAPER-0"\VENS COMPANY
REALTORS AND MORTGAGE BANKERS
44
BR·OAD ST R EET., N . W .
ATLANTA, GEOnGIA
30303
May 11, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor All en:
To assist the City in acquiring the property bounded by
Cain Street, Spring Street, , and Car~egie Wa y for development
as a park, it is the intention of the undersigned to make
a contribution in the amount of $5,000.
This contribution will be paid to the City at your request
and is subject to the City receiving a Federal grant in the
amount of fifty per cen ~. of the acquisition cos t and contributions being made by other parties in amounts sufficient
to finance the City ' s share 9f the cost.
This offer is subject to cancellation at the end of six
months.
Sincerely
143.215.248.55 .
Jess e Draper
�May 8, 1967
r. Fr ncis e. Smith
717 Wood rd
~ . N . W.
Atl :ta, Ge~ .
3032·7
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ill actiTtinurledge rec·eipt of your· le ·
ay lat rega..rdin the planned bicycle
tr
in the
chtree Creek area.
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CC: Mr. Jack Delius
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May .s . 1967
Mr. Ci orge o. Taylo.r, .Jr.
So\dbern Federal S ving nd Loan
Hurt Buildin
Atlanta, Geo · ·
D
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rCieorge:
receipt of your· te1ter
the ~t.a1Jicd bicycle
~ac:.w~e Creek re •
letter to the, ~ri .
Sincerely your•,
Alle, Jz.
IAJr/bz
CC: Mr. Jack Deliu
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JACK C . DELIUS
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30303
Atlanta Parks Department
1085 Piedmont Aveo N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
GENERAL MANAGER
FORESTRY
DIVISION
Entomologist's Report
Date
M_.,i y } t 1~6'.i:~
Dear l·~. Delius:
The following recommendations are made for trees to be planted in the planters
beside the Hurt and other buildings in downtO\-m Atlanta. These recommendations
are based on the combined thinking of some of the top authorities in the south
east and include s uch men as R.Ko Smith and Elmer Roth-U.S. Forest Service, John
Nixon and 'l'roy Keeble - Georgia Forest Commission and several others.
1-Crape myrtl~ is the first choice.
2- -'.ora ine Locus t-about equal to the above o
3-Juniperus scopulorum (western red cedar).
4-Flowering Cra b Apple.
'de think tha t no one species should be planted entirely~ but have at l eo.st
t wo or three and if t bis is followed we reco mmend the first three above. Flowering
cra b i s a very attrac t ive tree, but we are wondering how people would react if
the apples were to drop on t he side walk and make slippery spots when t hey were
crushed.
Hr. Joe Lance and I believe that if the city is to be involved in planting
and . maintaining trees in planters or any other site on the stre =ts that great
care be used in selecting, pl anting and tending to the trees. We recommend:
1-'.Tha t we select the s pe cific trees from the nursery that sells them.
2-That the tree roots be balled and burlap covered.
3-Tha t t he ·trees be nursery grown.
4-Tha t the soil placed in t he planters be good fria ble top soil and that
ap~roximately 1/3 by volume be peat moss.
5-The trees be approximately 2 inch caliper at the base and at least 6 feet
tallo
I have contactad several nurseries and find that t ho se list ed in t he dir ectory
are l argely dealers that obta in their stock from other areas, and none of them
handle Juniperus s co pulorum. This tree ha s beautiful silver green foliage and woul d
remain green all year. It would also be a nice tree to decorate for Christmas. It
can be obtained through one or more of the nurseries, but all of them state that
it is too late to ~yint them this late in t he season •
,~
Distribution:
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W. D. Buchanan , Entomolol!ist
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FORESTRY DIVISION
Entomologist Report
Atlanta Garden Center has Moraine Locusts that r ange from 8 to 10 feet tall .
and sell at $18.00 each. They also have crape myrtle 4 .to 5 feet tall that sell
at $10.00 each, and trees 12-15 feet tall run $40.00 each.
Eonroe Nursery have crape myrtle about 6 feet tall that sell at %.00 each.
'-ti e recognize that the survival of any tree that is · planted on the streets has
much to contend with in the form of gas fumes from cars, changes in water available
lack of space for the roots to spread, constant handling by the public etc. :•ie
know that fsome of the seedlings will die regardless of how well they are tended,
but if they are watered well and fertilized after being put in the planters the
survival should be as good as can be expected under the conditions that v,ill exist.
Inferior planting stock is expensive regardless of what the city of Atlanta pays
!or itbeo~use survival is lese likely and tne s ame goes for t he c~e neede'1 in
planting and oaring £or the treos Qfter they are planted.
Sincerely
yours,) ~
(j_Buchanan-Entomologist
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Joe Lance-Forester
cc. Joe Lance
FOR M
34-22
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�May 4, 1967
w. Armstrong Smith
140S DeLowe Drive; S. W.
Atl nta, Georgi
30311
Senator
Dear Senator Smith:
Thank you v ry much for your letter of Mny 1 , 1967 r garding the
. requ st you have rec iv d from Mrs . N. O. Ger ld p rt intng to
the replace nt of Dogwood tree in th Ca c de Hight are of
the city .
I am ncloeing
carbon copy of a letter written this date to Mr.
Gerald explaining what the City might be able to do .
The Pla0,11ing Department of the City of Atlanta h s submitted an
over 11 Urban Beautification Pl n hich cone iv bly could encompass a tre
planting program in our city . ·P resently, there doe not exist a
ufficient 1 bor foec in thi department to dlv rt from regular
activities for an xten ive tree planting pro ram . We ill c rt inly
try to ork out some solution and aasuring you of our appreciation,
1
Cordially,
J
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G u
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Hon. Ivan All _n, Jr. /
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l>r. W. D. uch4nan
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1 Manager of
d & creation
�May 4, 1967
• • O. Ger ld, Jr .
1212 Br
r Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia
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Mr•. Gerald:
h for your l tt r of April 19, 1967 vhtch ~.. • not
re iv d until pril 27th callt our tt ntlon to th f ct that
several Do od tree, alo
Low Driv h
did
should be
replaced .

with YoU a
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rgeou• .th1• Spri wh 11 the Do
ly
ould like to do ev rythi
eetti •
po8eible to
ctioa of
ooda
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totain this
ly limt d fund• for the replace•
t h •
thin .
UOJ~>O<I• nd other
Joe A. Lance, al
to urvey DeLove
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with th
Dri
replac
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bAtlAll,
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at pro
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wt.th you lo tbe
1 a praci.ate your letter
e
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eoator
Jack
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lant thie
riety
ld be io touch
f
aecreatt
�May 5, 1967
Mr . Gerald Bernal
Budget Auditor
Comptroller's Office
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Der Gerald:
In reference to your inquiry a to the number of tr es in the
downtown area which need innediate emerg ncy maintenance, •I wish
to advise that there are 48 tree in pots and in the ground
which should be fertilized, mulched and w tered; nd additional
12 trees need replacement and perhaps some ground cover should
be added to the top of all pot • Th latter is still being
dhcusa d .
The abov does not include the numerous trees pl ted this
t Peachtree Center between Cain and Baker.
Sincerely,
· Jack C. Delius
General Manager of
Parks and lecreation
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Mr.
arl Land r ~
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CITY HALL
April 28, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Execut ive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Governm ental Li aison
MEMORANDUM.
T o : Mrs. Ann Moses
From:
Dan Sweat
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Subject: Attached memo on Downtown Trees
Jack Delius is going to make another request for some overtime to provide maintenance for these trees. Even though
it is the responsibility of the adjacent property owners, the
fact is the trees are dying and the City is going to get the
blame.
Most of the original trees which were planted have been in
about a year. The original ball and burlap treatment usually
carries these trees for about the first year. Then as the
roots break through the burlap they are on their own and
this is what is occurring now.
I think we should support Jack 1 s request for a few hundred
dollars overtime and he can have his people take care of
these trees. It is my opinion that the City might as well
get geared up to maintain the trees for the great mass of
adjoining property owners will never do it themselves.
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forecast a long summer drought .
Drough~ are uncomfortable things to a
city dweller and down-right tragic to a farmer.
Dry years usually are very hot, and we suffer financially and· physically.
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Honorable John H . Markland
City Manager
City of Decatur
Decatur. Georgia
Dear John:
This will acknowledge receipt of your 1 tter of April 11th
p rtaining to th po eibility of a contr ctural rrangem nt
wh reby our Park D partment might b of some
si tanc
to you in your b utific tion program.
W ar r £erring this m tter to Mr. Jack Deliu , Gener 1
Manag r of our Park , nd eith r Mr. Deliu or I will
a.dviae you
to th po ibility of uch an rr ng m nt.
V ry truly your
s
R. E arl Lander
Adminiatr tive A si tant
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CC: Mr. Jack Deljus
Jack: Please call me regarding this.
�JOHN H. MARKLAND
373-3311
CITY MANAGER
April 11, 1967
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Earl:
While attending a symposium at Agnes Scott, Mayor
Hamilton discussed with Mayor Allen the possibility of the
City of Decatur procuring plants from the City of Atlanta's
greenhouse on a contractual basis. I believe also the discussion included the possibility of advice from some of your
horticultures, also on a contractual basis.
If you would be kind enough to look into this matter
and advise me, it would be greatly appreciated.
It is our intention to beautify city property, median
strips, etc.
Manager
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�May 2, 1967
Mr. F. A . Johnston
Dii-ector of Plant
rantine Division
gricultur 1 Re e rch S rvice
U . S. Department of Agriculture
Fed ral Center Building
Hyatt ville. Maryland 20782
Dear Mr. John ton:
I have a copy of the mo t recent letter to you from
Mr • Charles Bu c:h of th Atl nta Bon i Soci ty


regarding the importation of the bon ai tree from


J pan.
We ould be mo•t grateful for - ny dditional
con ider tion you m y be ble to ive to thi
requ •t in ord r t.o
Vi the tree ahipp d dir ctly
to Atlant •
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PLANT QUARANTINE DIVISION
FEDERAL CENTER BUILDING
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�THE ATL 143.215.248.55l BONSLI
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Mr.F. A.Johnston , Director of Pl a nt Qu2r1ntine Division
Agricultura l Research Service
United St a tes Department of Agriculture
Federal Center Building
Hyattsville, ~a ryland
207 82
Dear Mr.Johnston ,
Tha nlc you ': or your kindness in su cc;es ting the
alternative of the pos t- entry arrange1'1'!ent Hith Dr . Ave ry of
Brooklyn Bota nic Garden .
However , we would like to ask you to reconsider , in view of the f a ct t ha t we have very competent entomologists and pathologists here in Atlanta, avai l able for con- .
stant check on the treeg
Al s o pe r ~a~s it was not clear that the bonsai .
would be kept apa rt from othe r nl ::m t s and not pla ce d in the
ground a t a ll , ever . The Dr. A. Les li e Ste phen s ,Jr. Memoria l
Bon sa i C~rden is being built on 2500 s qua re feet of ground
with only a fe w small trees and shrubs , 1a nted in t ypical
Japa n e-c·e ga rd en style , comuletely separa ted by fence from the
re s t of the pa rk, and in spe cted daily by ~r. B.Oortman, Chief
Hor~icul~urist for the City of Atla nta .
We understood from Dr . Avery that the cultural
and hygienic practi ces of Kyuz o 1"1ura t :::i. and the Kyukaen Bonsai
Garden in Ja pan Wll?'re certified by the Ja rian ese riinistry of Agri culture and Fores try and r e cognized a s accentable by your de partment since the J rooklyn Bot3.nic Garden has been a lloi-red to
import tre es in ori gina l soil from that nursery .
i1e see on page 12 of the Quarantine Regulations,
Item16b ( 319 . 37 -1 6b ) that lily bulbs from J apan a nd the Ryuk~u
I slands may be entered in subsoil which has been treated with inse cticide and certified by the Pl an t Prote ction Se ction of the
J ap~n ese Mini stry of Agriculture a nd Forestry . iould it be acc epta ble to request ~~r. I-iura ta to re:lant the tree in such soil ,
duly certified , for importation next year a t this time? ( Since
it can only tra ve 1 in ~fay . )
We would pr efer thi s alterna tive to that of
leavi n g it with the Brook lyn Bo t a nic Garden , because of the many
aspects of care and sha~ing ~e cul iar to bonsai , and we prefer no t
to have anyone touch it exce nt our own bonsai exoert , Ur . E. Felton
Jones .
In closing, please forgive our persis t ence , but
we do not intend to forget our objecti ve of bringing t his bonsai
mas t e r- piece direct to Atlan t a . n1ease do not deny Atl ~n ta the
privilege of i mporting and taking care of her own property .
Thankinc you for your kind attention and auaiting
reply at your earlieot convenience,
Your sincere,
( Si e,ned ) Mrs . Charles Busch , Sec 'y to
Chair~an of Committee
for Dr . A. L. Stephens , Jr .
l'-.e~orial Bonsai Garden
�df.tlanta .ionJai Societg
Atlanta, Georgia
14 Apr il , 196 7
The Honorable I van All en,
~ay or of At l an ta
Atlan ta, Georgia
Dear ~ay or Allen,
Enclo sed ple ase find co py of the second
l e tter to the Di r e ctor of ~l a nt I mportation, Beltsvi l le,
Ma r y l and , wh ich La rry Willi a ms asked me to send you.
Your s inc e re,
Mrs.Cha rl es Bu s ch, Se cretary to
Chairman of Committee f or
Dr. A.Leslie Ste phen s ,Jr.
Me morial Bonsai C~rden
c/o Gre e nwood
21 60 Ste wa rt Ave., S . ~ .
Atla nta , Ge or gi a 30 315
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April 20, 1967
Mr . R. M. Worthington . Manager
Colllllerce Club
Broad and Marietta Street , N.W.
Atlanta , Georgia
30303
Dear Mr . Worthingt on:
Thank you very much for your telephone call of April 19, 1967 and
for your excellent suggestion that you have
"Zoo Day" at the
Comnerce Club for purposes of raising funds to buy ome exotic
animal . I have checked with our Zoo For man, Johnny Dilbeck, and
determined the latest price list we have on international animal
exchange lists a 38 ~ 42 inch baby Asiatic Elephant (two to five
years old) at $3,000 F. O. B. New York . We could not quarter the
baby with four adults we h ve since they possibly would harm it;
we would erect ome simple structure to the 1mnediate outh of th
ixsting Children's Zoo and po s1bly some drive could be st rted
in Atlanta for the construction of tho permanent and attractive
•tructure which
uld compare with the existing buildings t the
park.
All we discussed over the telephone, another excellent project that
could so nicely be sponsor d by jour as ociation would be the
equipping of various playlots in hard•core slum reas in Atl ta .
W could name the lots after individual, or after the Comnerce Club
and•• I quot d you on the phone I think 800
1 t would do
quite a hand
job . Unfortunat ly, the ti
•nd line ther, l a
t l •hort ge due to th
ar, w.o have to place
an order v U ln advance to r c iv •ny r a10nable d livery . W \D uld
Uke to open our playlot• fuU • tima eff ctiv J
lftt nd. run them
through Labor Dy. Laat y ar we built se~ n, uaing Federal fund , and
we hope to ba.ve po 1lble twenty• on.e this ye r . Another very rorth•
while venture
ld be to 1ponaqr a
er of childr n froa the di•·
advantaged areae of our City for a l • day r aident c
xpert nee at
our facility at tak: All too • w est
te that 500 childr n could
••rv d durt
&•week •
r ,eaeon. They would be under the super~
vi1to of xpert c
couneelor• wo are
er, of thi1 depart nt and
uld reel ear rding nd healthy experie ee ln th out•of• doora .
�Mr . R. M. Worthington,
Page Two .
Th nk you for any consideration and assuring you of our appreciadon for
thinking of the City , I am
Cordially,
Jack C. Delius
General Manager of
Park and Recre t i on
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April 20, 1967
Mr. Jack Delius
Director of Parks & Recreation
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Delius:
I have enclosed two copies of the "Fulton County Park Plan" which
was recently presented to the Atlanta-Fulton County Joint Planning
Board and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and approved by
both bodies. This should be considered a preliminary report and
may be subject to some revision within the next few months. However,
I wanted you to have a copy of it for your own information and reference.
We certainly appreciate the fine work that Stanley Ayer has been
doing in conjunction with th preparation of the development plan
for the Hannnond Drive Park. I certainly hope we can continue these
cooperative arrangements.
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April 20, 1967
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General Manager
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Mr. Jack Delius
Director of Parks & Recreation
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Delius:
I have enclosed two copies of the "Fulton County Park Plan" which
was recently presented to the Atlanta-Fulton County Joint Planning
Board and the Fulton County Board of Commi~sioners and approved by
both bodies. This should be considered a preliminary report and
may be subject to some revision within the next few months. However,
I wanted you to have a copy of it for your own information and reference.
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doing in eonjuno t ion with the preparation 0 £ t he development plan
for the Hammond Drive Park. I certainly hope we can continue these
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AGRICU LT URAL DEPARTMENT
588-2279
April 211 1967
Mr. R. E. Landers, Corrq:,troller
City of Atlanta
501 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mro Landers:
Leigh Anne lives in metropolitan Atlanta and she is the National Easter Seal
Poster Childo
You've been seeing publicity about her., but most important of all - she represents
the hundreds of children in the Atlanta area who have severe handicaps, caused
by disease or accident.
We do not see these youngsters very often as they spend most of their lives indoors,
watching the world go by eoo not playing with neighborhood children because they
are confined to wheelchairs ••• not going to school and learning all the wonders
of life around them.
Like thousands of other Georgians who have been sidetracked from the rest of the
world because of crippling, many of these little ones depend on Easter Seal
services - loans of wheelchairs; physical, occupational, and speech therapy at
the .A tlanta :. ;a.ster Seal Rehabilitation Center to help them learn to walk.,
~ress, feed themselves, and to talko Some of them attend the Center's
recreational and pre-school program to prepare them for future public school
enro llnento
~he Sa.st.er Seal Society gives the services, but -we must supply the moneyl
Your $100 gift supplies a wheelchair; $50 will provide a week of therapy;
$25, a week at summar camp; and $10, a pair of crutcheso
Your donations give all the Leigh Armes an opportunity to live a little closer
to the rest of the worlno The work at the Atlanta Center has expanded, due
in part to your previous contribution of$ 5oOOo
Put your check in the enclosed envelope, and mail it today, won't you?
Sincerely,
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A. Sutton, Chairman
M:?tropolita.n Atlanta Easter Seal Campaign
FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND I NTERRELATIONSHIP WIT H BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
�April 20, 1967
Mr . Jack Adair, President
Ad ir Realty nd Lon Comp ny
56 Peachtree St . , N. w.
Atl nta, Georgi
Dear Mr . Adair:
The tri ngular park at Piedmont and Harris ha · been finished except
for the fount in
ch nism nd w r advis d by the supplier th t
hipment will be made from California no 1 ter th n April 23, 1967 .
W a ume it 111 take
we k or perhap t n d y for the
trial
tor acb Atlant
d then perhap a we k for th install tion nd
te ting . A pl qu has be n ord rd to be installed t the p rk
identifying the City officials and leo acknOl'lfledging your gen roue
donation. The wordin of the plaque ta id nttcal to th t which you
furni bed to
in a r cent 1 tt r .
We would like
ry much to have
formal dedic ton of this n w b auty
spot nd to prop rly cknowledg your
noroaity . The City Cl rk h •
b d prepar d
fr
d reeolution p••• d by th
nd Bo rd of
Ald rmen officially thankin you for your servic
to the City nd at
1uch ti
h v ad dication we
uld 11k to pre• nt you with
thie doc
nt. How v r, if you woul lt
it sooner I will b
lad
to hav lt dellv rd to your offic •
abl
Tru1ttng that no too many days will transplr
d dicate thi factllty, I
Cordially,
Jaclt
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Delius
tal Mana er of
ark• and aecreatlon
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�April 20, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO
Stan Martin
FROM
Ann Moses
I have advised Carol Shure, Pre ident of the Jewels of Judea,
that the Mayor will have to leave Sunday eveing to go to Wa hington,
and a ked that you attend as hi personal representative to rec iv
the check.
Arrangements have been made with Mr. Fierman, manager of
the Jewi h Commimity Center, for you and Johnny to park in the
front circul r drive to bring in the Chimp. I would ugge t you
be there t 7:45, find C rol Shure nd go back t ge, to b
ble
to com out of the curtin with th Chimp to receiv the check before
thei:r p rformance b gins at 8:00.
The e youn girls don't comprehend th organization nd timing to
put somethin like thi aero s effectively, eo don't he itat to dvi
them as to how to handle the ceremony.
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Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
April 19, 1967
JACK C , DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Mr. William F. Wall, President
Cascade Little League
1807 Willis Mill Road, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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vigorously protest the cutting off of a large corner of the Cascade Little League
area thereby exluding the West Manor Elementary School section and prohibiting
children in that section from participating in the Little League program this
sunu:ner. We were told by this delegation that the area cut off is bounded by Utoy
Creek from Lynhurst Drive west to Fairburn Road, south on Fairburn Road to Cascade
Road, east to Veltre Circle and Falcon Drive, and north to Gordon Road. As the
Conu:nittee understands it, the ostensible reason for the above was that population
had increased above the 15,000 limit imposed by Little League requirements.
However, the above mentioned delegation of citizens contended that, while a group
of new apartments in the southeast corner of your Little League area were included
within the new boundaries , their neighborhood was omitted for ethnic reasons.
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jurisdiction over the Little League - that, as a matter of fact, the Little League
is private in all respects - the Conu:nittee does feel that since we are affording
you public facilities you should reevaluate carefully your action in light of the
allegations that the cutting off of the area was brought about principally due to
the area undergoing a degree of racial transition. The City of Atlanta is not and
will not be a party to any attempt at segregated practices where public properties
a r e involved. The Department of Parks is under a Federal court order to fully
integrate all property.
We therefore reconu:nend, suggest and urge that you make such arrangements as are
necessary to br ing the area set fo r th above back into the Little League progr am.
t r uly you r s,
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Parks and Recreation
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. '-Mr . Guy L. Foster
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PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
April 17, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Mr. Arthur Sanders
Arts Festival of Atlanta, Inc.
Box 7432, Station C
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Dear Mr. Sanders:
It was my pleasure meeting with you and Mr. Bill Finch on Friday,
April 14 to discuss the possibility of developing a master plan
for the renovation of Piedmont Park and more particularly making
provisions for certain facilities nece ssary for the successful
continuation of the annual Arts Festival at Piedmont Park. It
would be our pleasure to work with a group of architects and
landscape architects in developing the best possible plan and
design for the improvement of Piedmont Park. This department's
planning staff is so over-loaded at the present time that we
would welcome outside assistance; and, we would be able to
defray costs of blueprinting, etc.
I believe that a permanent performing arts area which would
include a stage, dressing facilities, audience seating, lighting
and control features, etc. would be a valuable addition to the
park in that it could serve not only the Arts Festival but many
other groups throughout the year.
Just l e t us know when you would like to meet again and to discuss
at length the development of a master plan and thanking you again
for your continued interest and assistance, I am
Cordially,
J ack C. Delius
General Manager of
Parks a nd Recreati on
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Mr. Joe Perrin, Head , Arts Dept,. Ga. State College
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
Mr. Eric Harknes s,
All Members of the
Mr. A. P. Brindley
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DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
April 18, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mr. Eric Harkness, Planning Department
FROM:
Jack Delius, Parks Department
SUBJECT:
Master plan for Piedmont Park - Urban beautification program
The Parks Department is very excited about the possibility of having a
master plan developed for Piedmont Park, using donated services and
skills of private architects and landscapers in the Atlanta area. Your
urban beautification plan could be used to its fullest extent for the
restoration of Piedmont Park and at the same time we could provide
badly needed facilities for the Arts Festival and other canmunity
groups. In the past, there has been tremendous oposition on the part
of the public to any major change to be made at Piedmont Park. It is
felt that no additional structures should be placed in the park if it
should in fact jeopardize the wooded area, etc. The existing swimming
pool has been condemed (along with four others) by Fulton County Health
Department and we are on borrowed time as far as its operation. I
feel strongly that by blending the talents and opinions of several of
our better designers in the City we can come up with a plan which will
be acceptable to the general public and at the same time preserve the
chdrm of Piedmont Park.
I would like very much for you to attend any and all meetings to be
called by Mr. Arthur Sanders, Bill Finch, Joe Perrin, etc. of the Arts
Festival of Atlanta in reference to the park . We appreciate your efforts
to date towards the urban beautification program and pledge you our full
suppo r t a nd cooper ation.
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Mr. A. P. Brindley
Mr. James H. Fi nch , FAIA
Mr. Arthur Sand e rs
Mr. Joe Pe rrin, He ad, Arts Dept., Ga. State College
�April 18, 1967
Mii . Al n Kiepper
County
naget'
Fulton County
165 Cent~ 1 Ave .,
s.w.
At l nta1 Georgia 30303
Dear Alan:
Virgtnt ,c rillich el , Director of CN tion, ha been quite
buy all tbi past eek pr p ring for the annual Tulip Fe tiv 1
t Hurt
rk; and , in dition sbe and oth r
mber of b r otaff
v b en prep riQg for tbe Southern ecr tion Conf rence to be
held in Bi
ngh
b ginning April 17 . As
result , Mi 1
Carmicha 1 was onl y bl
ive
brief propo al for the
oper tion of th
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t th HBllimond Driv
P rk Sit .
to
Mi s C rmichael wUl be b ck in the City on April 20
bl to xp nd on th cont nts of thia proposal
que tlons you might ha •
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nd will be
n . er any
First of 11, w ar delighted at the opportunity
ith Fulton County to op rat
r er ation progr
Park . W r liz th i
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of thia und rt ki113 in that it o~1d
of Atlanta can do 1n th field of p rkl
opportunity.
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to September l t ould amount to $2,040. An additional amount of
money 1ould be nece sary for the purchase of a modeet mount of
supplies for rt and craft , etc . We could better d termine this
cot after concluding wh t age groups we will concentr te on
erving . The only other expense to Fulton County will be the cost
of financing fringe benefits to eniployeee which moun to
pproxlmately 14. 98% of g:ro es lary .
If you should need addition l information ple e do not he itate
to advise and thanking you again for tbi opportunity, I am
Cordially,
Jack C. De U.u
General~ . n ger of
P rks and Rccr tion
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT o f PARKS
Office of Gene ra l M anage r
Atlanta, Georg ia
30303
April 19 , 196 7
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERA L
MEMORANDUM
MANAGER
TO:
Mr. R. Earl Landers
FROM:
Jack Delius
SUBJECT:
Development of Allatoona Camp
· You recently asked me in my office what plans we might have
to start development on the 470 acres of leas e d property at
Lake Allatoona. I advised you we would like to do some
trail blazing and o~«er basic improvements this surrnner. I
have recently talked with Dan Sweat and we have computed that'
for $96,000 we could employ a total of 800 young men on the
project, using a 100 per week for an eight week period. Dan
has incor porate d this proposal in.tb some information given to
the Mayor which is to be presented to Vice President Humphrey.
If no funds materialize, we could of course greatly reduce the
number of people i nvolv ed o It is felt that the Nelson Amendment
people could be utilized at $1.40 per hour. We would have to
have proper supervisiq
f these young men. We would need
stoves, tents, etc .
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�April 18, 1967
Mr . Carl T. Sutherland. Director
Per onnel Depart
City of Atlanta
Atlanta , Geor gia
nt
30303
Dear Mr , Sutherl nd:
On Wednesday, April 12, I was sked to meet with Mr . Allison of BOA
along ith Mr . Tucker of the Dep rtnent of Housing and Urb n
Development and ever 1 repre entativ
of th Dep rtiuent of Labor .
Th purpoee of the
eting w . to discuss the o~called Nelson
Amendment which app r ntly enables municipalities and other non•
profit organizations to employ the chronically under employed and
unemployed in public work projects . I a ked Mr . d Farro of your
department to b pr s nt in that I b d
feeling that the progr
would b appplic ble not only to the Dep rt nt of Parks but to
ny otb r diviaions of City gov rnment .
lre dy advi ed you, th
progr
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f •tures of the N ighborhood Youth Corp ,
to b th t the rat of pay will b $1 . 40
appar ntly no age limit tion, t ir program it
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with
for
pr
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plo
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ag· nciea. etc . It appe r that the City of At nta
to at le••t i ea px
th t nett
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n° 1- n nt positio
fte~ • on y ar period oft
tho
recruited under thie progr
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contractor
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th rath r Ugg ting r spon ib111ty
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P ge two
If I may be of any service to you do not hesitate to advise and I
remain
Cordially,
Jack C. D liu
General Manag r of
Parks and R ere tion
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17, 1967 in which you express the cooperation of the
City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Dept. with Fu_lton.
,_ , County in carrying out said program. The Commissioners
deeply_appreciate your willingness to assist us in this
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April 18, 1967
Mr. Stanley T. ~artin, Jr., Administrative Assistant
City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department
City Hall Annex
Atlanta~ Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Martin:
Thank you for your assistance and for the helpful information you
supplied today on Urban Trails.
Enclosed are the two photostats you requested of the Bob Harrell article ·
on Urban Trails in Atlanta.
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Planner
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·Drought and Trees
WE HAVE had a dry spring, broken by only
a few damp and cool spells. This could
forecast a long summer drought.
Droughts are uncomfortable things to a
city dweller and down:right tragic to a farmer.
Dry years usually are very hot, and we suffer financially and· physically.
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your garden and your shrubs in order to con- . o·
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downtown streets can start getting ready right
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now. In a normally wet year these trees
need more water and.attention than they have
0been in the habit of getting: They need cultivation and more frequent watering than we have , · a
been giving them.
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DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
J~CK C. DELIUS
Atlanta Parks Department
1085 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta., Georgia 30309
GENERAL MANAGER
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DIVISION
E:ntomol ogl 1t' 1 Report
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Dear Mr, Deliue:
Today I went to the home of Mrs. Beerien Moore-3648 Kingsboro Bd. N.E.
where I found the following:
1-Sapsuckers have made many holes in the trunks of loblolly pines in 4 or 5
trees in her front yard~ No evidence of insect attack exists, and there is no danger
that the trees will die from the sapsuckers work. The trees are mature, but should
live for years.
2-0ak trees in the yard were found to be free of any serious problem-one
tree appears to have be en struck by lightening some years ago, but the area
is being enclosed b:,, wound tissue, and should live for years.
3-It seems that some self styled "tree expert 11 recently told Mrs. Moore that
she should have her pine trees removed because they are filled with bugs that
could emerge and kill the trees in neighbors yards. The same person also told
her that her o:ik s are in danager of falling and need to be removed. I assured
her that neit her is a likely thing. This points out the great need we have in
Atlanta to have a tree ordinance that would provide supervision of these so
called 11 tree experts". and preverit them from preying upon the uninformed public.
We have had several reports about unfounded insect and disease problems given
to property owners by the organization that contacted Y.irs. Moore as well as
other groups.
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W. D. Buchanan, Entomologist
�April 14, 1967
Mrs . W. M . EUi
Ellaville, G r
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Thi will c
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April 11th telling me f your plans to bring_
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your dea-i• t vi t the Cyclor

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DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
April 14, 1967
JACK C . DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Mr. J.C. Barrett
J.C. Barrett Construction Company, Inc.
3455 Sexton Road
Chamblee, Georgia 30005
Re:
Concessions Building - Grant Park
Dear Mr. Barrett:
I thank you for your letter of March 29, 1967 and am genuinely 'pleased
and relieved that a target date for completion of the above project
has been determined. I still feel that July 1st is too late to
complete this project particularly due to the fact that we will be in
the midst of our most busy season. I managed to inspect the building
every weekend and sometimes find it difficult to determine that any
work has been done. I strongly urge that you fulfill your contract
with the City of Atlanta by completing this building as rapidly as
possible and I am assured by the Architects involved, Tucker and Howell,
that they have in no way delayed making decisions on changes, modifications, etc.; and, from their statements in writing, I assume that they
are presently not holding any decisions that would delay you proceeding
with the project.
The undersigned would particularly appreciate being kept advised if anything should develop to delay this project further and I am
ery truly yourns·n
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Hon. William B. Ha rt sfie ld
Mr. A. P. Brindley
Mr. W. o. Street
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Dear Mr . Sutherland:
It is becoming increasingly more apparent that salary Range
No . 54 ($94 38 - -$ 11, 6 22 ) ia r..ot sufficient to ettract a
l2rge rn.unb er of qualifi e d appliccnts for the position cf the
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a second one said he ould consider t he position if it paid
nore money, and ti1e third one is interested in the job at the
range now presentJ.J o ff..:.red. 'lne thi rd applic'1nt appears to
be qualified eventhouCJh he is only twenty-six years of age .
We were hoping for an older and more experienced individual
but possibly may have to make a n ultim~te selection o f thi s
single applicant.
I feel vecy strong ly that two things shou ld ~e d~ne. 1, that
the Personnel Bo ar d ohould pass e resolution ~uthoriz ing the
General Manager of Parks to start the Zoo Director at any one
of the six s teps in Range Ho. 54 . 2 , rin<l more imFortant, -.!._
mmend a nd ur e t hat cons i deration be given to placing t ¥ s
EQSit.ion on anq e No . 60 , wh1c w -'- .ne ,> l ,
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'.i:hi s app0ars to be the minimu.'11 r ange ne cessary to attrect a
fully qualified individual and I fee l v e ry strongly that if 1e
can ' t get someone who is competent in al l respects we would be
just as well off without anyone .
Thanking you f or your continued assistance a.,.~d oonsiderat.d.on
to this department , I am
Cordially,
Jack
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Mr. Ed Pritchett~ Personnel Dept.
Hon. Charlie Leftwich, Chairman, Parks Com.'llittee
�April 13 ~ 1967
Mr . Wend U Campbell , Off c
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Ma
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City of Atlant
Atl nta , G~or i
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D r Wendell:
Th nk you very much for yO'l.li t 1 phon c 11 of Aprt l 11, 1967
1nqu1r1ng if
ter upplted by your department hould b pl c d
on ft(m• r enue ba i wh n \UI d by prtv t 1 tvidual to care
for the tree• planted int.he downtown are .
tbes
account• should b
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�April 13, 1967
Mr . Georg~ W . West
W . t Lumb r Compaiiy
1491 Piedmont Av nue , N . E .
Atlanta, G orgia
De r George:
Thank you for your letter of April 12th
copy of you.11 1 tt 1' to Jack D lius .
With
, lam
Sincerely o
Ivan Allen~ Jr.
Mayor
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CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
April 12, 1967
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I know you are a busy man but I hope you agree with my brief explanation to the Parks Department Manager.
I have managed to fuss about signs on my end of the park along
Ponce de Leon Avenue , which is in the county, and I can assure you
it has taken some right cute police work to get it done.
With best wishes, I am
GWW:sac
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anager
.. all
Atlanta, 0 or ia
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parka by attempting to pl e all ort of signs in
I hope you do agm .
'1th bes wish s. 1 am
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Hon. J
H. Aldredge , Ch irman
Ful ton County Boatd .o f Comniaaioners
2409 Court Hou c Annex
165 Ce.ntr l ~ nue , s. w.
Atlant , Geor
30303
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Mr . Aldrl!d e~
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Same letter also sent to:
Hon~ Charlie Brown, Vice Chairman
Hon. Walter Mitchell , Member
�April 14, 1967
Honor ble John H. Markl nd
City Manager
City of Decatur
Dec tur, Georgia
Der Mr . M rkland:
Mr. R. Earl Landers of the Mayor's Office ha referred to me
your corr spondence of April 11, 1967 in which your is d the
pos ibility of the City of Decatur procuring pl nts from the
City of Atl nt ' Gr nhopse on contractur 1 basis . I
b 11 ve you re also int r ted in having the advice and
~econmend tiont of our Horticultu~iet.
Nothing would suit
b tt r than to cooper te 1th the City
of Dec tur sine th t ia wher I
• is d nd tt nded chool;
and, I h ve notteed your lovely triangle in downtown Dec tur
n r the Court square . You r to b
nded for your ffort •
Preaantly, w have only two Gi-e nhouse in production. We have
pl n to build two addition 1 unit sometime in th next five
y r,. but t the pr
nt time it is all
can produc bord r
plant
oth r
trial• for our
par sy tem. As r sult,
ny plate r purchased frOtn private ource such as Monro
r•ery, Golden Stat Roaes, tc. Of course, 11 re bought on
low bid through our Pur~ha in Depar nt.
r plea1ure to• nd
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Mr. Oort
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Atlanta Board of Al dermen
Cl ty Ha l I
Atl an ta, Georgi a 30303
ATTENTI ON: Che trman of f' rk
O~ar
Oept .•
ent> r-s of the Board:
tt g ives us at Pop atnet Jun ior league Football Nattonal
Headquarters gr at p l easure to writ& to you In pr als of one of
our long aff lll at d Pop Warner Junior League Football organ l za~
tlons, the Norf hslde Youth Or ganhatt on , Inc,; sponsors of t he
out stand I ng Buckheed "R d Devi Is • footb 11 tea of your city ..
Buckhead uR d o vi 1s0 and th Ir head coach,
11 Robert
11 ., of 4545 Po r s Ferry RQada N• • , Atl anta , hav b en
afflll t d with our n tlon Ide Pop arner s af ty-first, c edemle
footba 11 progr am for .-·the past ten y ar s .
fh
S l ac k
tn each of tho e ten ye ar s t he ir t ea hes a l ys b n one
of th top ex p i es of the Pop ar n r p~ llosophy of. cOl'l'O lnlng outst Ad lng footb a ll Ith t he scho l astte echle'(ement and sport
n•
sh Ip of eeeh end every on of It boy••
L st y ar thl contlnuoualy -o utstand ing r ecord
capped
with net Ion I success when the Buckh ad 0 Red Oevl Is'! on the
1966 Pop er,-er S-cho I Ii t I e-.,Foof b 11 Wor Id Champ I onsh I p ov• r a I I
oth r Pop
r n r ,~. ms In th Ir ege and
l ght dlvl e ton In t he
naf f o,i.
8 cu• of thl , and
• of th Ir years of ex mp ll yl ng
t he b s t qu titl es of Pop
rner Jun i or L ague Footb It, l ast
pte er t he Buckhf d 0R d O vi I " w r e I nv i ted t o Ph i I de lph l
t o p l oy an exh l btlon of Pop ar i, r footb II on Fr nk lln F l e ld
b f re 0. 000 f n• folt owl n the lneugur I
of the Atl ant
"Fe Icon " In the
Ph lt de l ph f a"
at Ion I Foctb a l I Le gue, p loy d
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ga i n t t h

In c nc. lu, lon, we feel c.ert In th t ny yout~ cthfty the
North• lde Y uth org n.lzaf I on, the Bue~he d •• td vi 18 0
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, Atf nte,
�April ll, 1967
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Alle • Jr.
CC: Mr. J ck Deliu
�c:Atlanta JJon~ai Society
Atlanta, Georgia
1O Apri l, 1 967
Mrs.Anne Moses
Secretary to the Mayor
City Hal l
.Atla nta , Ga .
De a r Mrs . Mo ses ,
Larry Williams asked me to send this rough draft( oelow)
to you as he i s very anxi ous to get speedy a ction on the permi t
and your help will be gre a tly appre ci a t ed !
I enclo s e copy of the l etter sent directly to the
Director of Pl an t I mportations.
Thanki n g you , and s i ncerely ,
Mr s .Cha rle s Bu s ch, Se cre t a r y to th e Cha irman
Committee f or Dr.A.Le s lie
Ste ph ens , Jr. Mem ori a l ::l on sa i Garden
Dire ctor of Pl an t I mportations
United States Department of Agri culture
Be ltsvill e , Maryland
Dear sir ,
I am aware of t he proj e ct of the Atlan ta Bonsai
Society to bring a 100-year ol d Pinu s pen t aphylla in it s container and s oil from Japan and that the Ci ty of At l an t a as wel l
as our Chief Horticulturist, Mr . B. Oortman , will be responsible
for the USDA pos t- entry requirements.
Sincerely yours ,
( Si gned ) Mr .Ivan Allen, Mayor of Atlanta
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ATLANTA BONSAI SOCIETY
Director of Plant I mportations
United States Dep~rtment of Agriculture
Beltsville , Ma ryland
Dear s i r ,
The Atlanta Bonsai Society ha s tal ked to Dr.George Avery
of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and he has informed us that we can
get permission to import a 1OO-yea r old Pinus penta phylla from
Kyuzo Mura ta of Kyulcaen Bonsai Garden , Bonsai - cha, Omiya Sai tamo,
J apan .
Because of the great age and high cost of this bonsaitree we would like to have it ship ped direct to Atlanta , Georgia,
in its container with soil not removed, via Air Express.
We feel that you will grant such a permi t in view of the
fact that this tree will be pla ced in the newly constructed
" Dr.A.Leslie Ste phens ,Jr. Memorial Bonsai Garden"at Piedmont Park
and tende d by competent members of the Atlanta Bonsai Society.
Mr .Berend Oortman , Chief Hortic ulturist for the City of
Atlanta wi ll be directly responsible for the health of the tree
as per the post-entry requirements . The City of Atlanta is aware
and coo perating in this project.
We would like to shi p this tree from Ja pan during the
month of May , so your soonest coo peration will be greatly appreciated .
Thanking you in advance ,
Your sincere ,
(Signed) MrsoCharles Busch
Secretary to the Chairman of
Dr.A.Le s lie Stephens ,Jr.
Memorial Bonsai Garden Committee
Copies sent to:
Senior Senator Richard B.Russell
Mrs.Grace P. Wilson , American Horticulture Society
�Apx-U 10, 1967
Mr . Fr ak H. N ely, Pr aid nt
Mr . Rich rd H. Rich. Vice Pr
The Rich Foundation, Inc .
Post Offic Box 4539
tlant • Georgia 30302
Gentle
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I acknowl dge and than you for your 1 tt r of April 4, 1967
and for th
nclo ed ch ck in the mount of $28.500
de
pay ble to th City of Atlant for th purpos
of purch sing
and installing t 1 at four portabl swilllning pools in the
hard-cor poverty ar aa in our city.
We de ly ppreciat this enetous gesture on the part of The
ieh Foundation and look forward in the next f w daya to
aupplying you with a fr
d copy of the resolution cceptin
thi gift.
W will ka p you info
d •• to the progr~•• bi
eon
tbe pUt"chae and ••
ly of th &e pool• and anticip•te with
pl aaure dedication of th•~ n w facil1t1e in th four
reepectiv ar as el cted.
Thanking you a ain. I a
Cordially.
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30302
FR A NK H . NEELY
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OSCA R R. STRAUSS, JR ,
April 4, 1967
JOSEPH K, HEYMAN
Mr. Jack C. Delius
General Manager
Parks Department ·
City of Atlanta
260 Central Avenue, S. W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
De'a r Mr. Delius:
The trustees of The Rich Foundation, organized in
1943 for the promotion of religious, educational, and
charitable facilities, and in recognition of the splendid
contributions you have made in your field of endeavor,
have voted to aid your activities to the extent of
$28,500.00. It gives us great pleasure to enclose
herewith a check from the Foundation in that amount.
It is our understanding that this gift will be used for
the installa tion of swimming pools at the following locations, at the price you quoted to us:
Rhodes Street Play Lot
Merritts and Bedford Play Lot
Connally Street near Richardson
196 Savannah Street, S. E., or
373 Thurmond Street, N. W.
This gift is made in accordance with the resolution passed
by the Board of Ald e rmen on Monday, April 3, 1967 .
Wi th best wishes , we are
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TO:
ORANDUM
iss Peggy Bk r, ~ , Miss Virgin!
C rmichael
and Mr . ~ M ~ r t i n
FROM:
Jack Delius
SUBJECT:
Summer recreational program - possibl
nd priv te ssist nee
Feder 1
To solidify our thinking on hat transpired at them eting
c lled by Dan~ eat on April 3, 1967 I
und r the following impressions .
I will -trite a proposal for a city-wide uoperation Chap"
program to b gin Jun 1st and go through Labor D y. I will
su it thia propos 1 to cert in official
t HEW . Their
na s 1111
supplied to me by Dan Swat or others .
Miss Virgini Carrnich 1, Director of ecreation, will compile
comprch nsiv 11 t of pl yground equipment and supples he
to pro rly operat the proposed 21 playlots . This 11 t
giv n to the F d r 1 xecutive Committ
for ere ning
purpos s nd hopefully v riou
gencie such
u •• or stry
Dpt ., etc. will come forth with ice che ts, ahelt r h lv ,
pl yground pp ratus, tc.
J: will h v
my proposal on
April 7, 1967,.
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COUNTY
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
STATEMENT BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION
ON THE
FULTON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAM
APRIL 6 , 19 6 7
The 1967 Session of the General Assembly of Georgia adopted an
amendment authorizing Fulton County to conduct recreational activities in
unincorporated areas using County personnel. The Bill has now been signed
into law by Governor Maddox. There has been some speculation in the press
and elsewhere regarding the intentions of the Fulton County Commission in
this matter, and we are issuing this statement to clarify our position.
It is not the intention of the Fulton County Commission to establish
and operate a comprehensive program of supervised recreation under the sole
jurisdiction of the County government. We believe that the best interests of
all c iti zens will be served if duplication of services between the City of Atla nta
and Fulton C ounty a re ke pt to a minimum , c onsi ste nt alwa ys with good ope ration.
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It is our purpose to provide park and recreational services as follows:
1.
The County will try to provide suitable neighborhood parks and
playgrounds in the unincorporated area of Fulton County, including ball fields,
picnic ar:eas and playground equipment. We recently submitted an application
for Federal assistance in the purchase and development of neighborhood and _
community parks.
2.
The Commission has also recently approved a long-range com.:.
prehensive plan for the purchase and development of large tracts of open space
suitable for future use as regional parks and recreational areas. It is our intention to implement this plan as rapidly as funds, including State and/or
Federal grants, are available.
3.
We do not plan an elaborate supervised recreational program.
A possible exception will be the limited program at Hammond Drive Park in
Sandy Springs where the County has already requested the City of Atlanta to
plan and submit a proposal for the operation of this facility when completed.
4.
It is our intention to cooperate fully with the six municipalities
in Fulton County having populations less than 5,000 people, in accordance
with the Constitutional Amendments approved by the voters of Fulton County last
November. This amendment permits the County government to provide not more
than one -half the cost (not to exceed $5,000 . 00 for each municipality) of the
annual cost of recreational programs within these municipalities. General
guidelines for these programs are being developed in cooperation with the
municipalities which have requested same.
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The physical development of parks and playgrounds will be
handled by the Department of Public Works with the assistance of the Department of Planning. The advisability of contractual arrangements with the City
of Atlanta for the operation of recreational programs will be explored in each
instance, as in the case of Hammond Drive Park. Where the cost is acceptable
and the particular operation most efficient, we will request the City to provide
services.
The Commission is aware of the county-wide need for improved
recreation and park facilities and services. We are attempting to meet these
needs in an orderly and economical fashion within the framework of applicable
laws.
The newly enacted statute will provide greater flexibility, especially in
the outlying communities where there are few recreational facilities of any
sort. The Commission has no intention of frustrating or violating the basic
objectives of the Plan of Improvement, namely, that duplication of services
between Atlanta and Fulton County should be kept to a minimum.
We heartily
support this objective and are doing all in our power to provide services
necessary to our citizens, with a minimum of cost and duplication .
FULTON COUN'IY COMMISSION
Jas. H . Aldredge, Chairman
Charlie Brown, Vice Chairman
Walter M . Mitchell
�Apdl 4 , 1967
Mr . Geor
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P t omc BO¥ •soi
Atl ma, Ge rgia
3030.Z
Dear Mr .
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Sln,cerely y
Ivan Allen,
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CC: Mr . Jack Delius
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�April 7, 1967
MEMORANDRUM
TO:
Miss Virginie C rmich el , Dir ctor of R ere tion
FROM:
Jack Delius
SUBJECT:
Hammond Drive P rk 51 te - Guy Webb School Fulton County P rk System
I received
t lepho
request from Mr . Al.an Kipper, the
County Manger, asking th t
at the earliest date possibl
sUbmit to hi office a propoe d program for the o ration of
th Hmmnond Driv Park Site djacent to the Guy Webb School
for this coming summer . Fulton County ' s dep rtm nt of
Public orks under Mr . A. T. McDonald re proceeding to d velop th driv
y and p rking re of th
rk and I
a sum will do cert in underbrush cl aring . Stan Ay r of
our P rk Engin ring Division is r pidly compl ting th working dr wing on the walk in th perk es well s gr ding
sch
for th tenni courts nd mphith ater . I und r tand
thet Fulton County School uthoriti
will m k
v 11 bl two
b
ball di
nd adjac nt to th ait which r a:,nn ct d
with Guy
bb School.
ould like
th progr m could tart
r of staff,
type nd n
Pi a
Mr. Ki pp r
rear ·t1on
po sibly th
ec ivity
inc
Thank you v ry much.
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�1 pril 4, 1967
Mr . Ch rlie Leftwich
1C65 Jonesboro Rd ., S . E.
Atlanta , Georgi 30315
Dear Mr o Leftwich:
You prob bly have notic d , mor
nd more trees are being
planted in the downtown are by priv te property own rs ~
No provision was made in the 1967 Budget granted this
depart nt for ersonnel or materi 1 to maintain thes
trees i
_·pr oper fa hion . Alre dy , sever 1 have di d
bee use of the 1 ck of atering or beceus of the
intense he t being reflected off of light colored
buildin s, etc . ;fuen the tr s did, it seems that
thi depart nt receiv a critioi m from the gcner l
public hen inf ct we h d nothing to o ith pl nt1ng
the trees . I jut
h to make it clear th t
di
sk for uffici nt help nd
ipment to adequately
mint int
owntown tr e planting progr m but it
s
not
s. i l ~or it to be budget d and our reque t w
not gr nte.
V ry truly your .,
J ck c .
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January 16th, 1967
Dear Sirs:
In Record at Fulton County
Page 761 i t &ta~es clearly that a
ten cents to see th~ Cyclorama~
Fulton, Georgia in book numbEa:' 128 and
·nominal fee be charged not to exceed
This has been broken and as only
living heir to my father the late G.V. Gress. If restitution is not made
immediately
I will offer the Cycloriuna to be moved from Atlanta, Georgia
and make i t a National
Monument in Washington, D.C. of the Civil War.
John H. Gress
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·Mr. Tho.-nas P . Chcvc e
Assod.ate City i.ttorna,.1
City o f i~tlanta Law Depeirtment
2614 First ?~o,t.iomal E~; Duilding
Atlanta, O~rgi
Dear Tonia
C'll J enu ary 25 , 1~167 , I received in the ma ils e
letter from Mr. John E. Gress, dated January 16, 1967.
For YQUr in:;ormation, .I
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quotU'!g verbetiin his
8350 .. ta.r.:m::mt Iinne, HollY'",'Oed, Ca lifornie ~mos9·, Janua ry
16, 1967. Oe~r n1rs:
0
!n reccr~ et Fulton County, Fulton Ceorgi~ in book number
1 29, e.n d Page 761, it at.etas, clearly that a nr-,..minal fQG be
c-..herged, not to ~""eed ten eents to seo tl1e (,yol.oranul .
Thi ~ bea been broltcn , and ~s only living heir to my father ,
the late G. V . Gresa, if .restitution is not. mede i ~...edi t.ely
offer tl,e Cyclor:runa to t.-e moved from i~tlanta, Georgia
end mtilr.G'l it e Hationel Monument. in Wasl'lington, n. c. of t..1-ie
Civil War . J ohn H . Gr,eae w/siqnatl.lre..•
l. will
?Till you pl ease inve.&t.igeto this mattGr end reply to
.Vz.r. Grose• letter?
Jack c.. Delius ·
Gsneral Mmrnger of
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DEPARTMENT OF LAW
1114 WILLIAM- OLIVER BUILDING
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
February 1, 1967
HENRY L, BOWDEN
CITY _ATTORNEY
FERRIN Y. MATHEWS
ASSIST~ NT CITY ATTORNEY
ROBERTS, WIGGINS
MARTIN MCFARLAND
EDWIN L. STERNE
RALPH C. JENKINS
JOHN E. DOUGHERTY
CHARLES M, LOKEY
THOMAS F. CHOYCE
JAMES B , PILCHER
ASSOCIATE CITY ATTORNEYS
Mr. Jack C. Delius
General Manager
Department of Parks
and Recreation
City Hall Annex
Atlanta, Georgia
ROBERT A . HARRIS
HENRY M. MURFF
CLAIM S ATT0Rt-!l;:Y $
Dear Jack:
The attached opinion is a bit more formal than I
normally get with you as you may wish to write Mr. Gress or
contact the members of the Parks Connnittee.
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Inasmuch as I do not feel that I should go into direct
connnunication with Mr. Gress, I respectfully request that you
forward a copy of this opinion to him if, in your good judgment,
you wish to do so after reading this.
Let me know if you need anything else with respect to
this opinion.
Jack, I am of the opinion that the next step belongs to
Mr. Gress and not to the City of Atlanta; however, I am not
attempting to over- ride your judgment with respect to sending
Mr. Gress a copy.
Yours v ery t ruly,
TFC:jc
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Thomas F. Choyce
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DEPARTMENT OF LAW
1114 WILLIAM- OLIVER BUILDING
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
February 1, 1967
HENRY L. BOWDEN
CITY ATTORNEY
FERRIN Y. MATHEWS
ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
ROBERTS, WIGGINS
MARTIN McFARLAND
EDWIN L, STERNE
RALPH C, JENKINS
JOHN E, DOUGHERTY
CHARLES M. LOKEY
THOMAS F, CHOYCE
JAMES B, PILCHER
ASSOCIATE CITY ATTORNEYS
Mr. Jack C. Delius
General Manager
Department of Parks
and Recreation
City Hall Annex
Atlanta, Georgia
ROBERT A, HARRIS
HENRY M, MURFF
CL.AIMS ATTORNEYS
Dear Sir:
I am in receipt of your letter of January 26, 1967 in
which you advised me that you received a letter from Mr. John
H. Gress, dated January 16, 1967. You then go on to quote the
letter and end up by requesting an opinion from me as to the
contents of the letter and such other germane documents and
consequences I find necessary to investigate in the premises.
To begin with, Mr. Gress is correct when he states that
the original deed of conveyance from G. V. Gress to the City of
Atlanta did make a recitation such as the one he alludes to in
his letter. More specifically, the recitation is made in a deed
of conveyance, dated April 14, 1898, between Mr. Gress and the
City of Atlanta, and reads in part as follows:
"It is understood and agreed that the said picture
shall be used for the benefit of the whole people,
and shall be kept open the year round, subject to
reasonable rules and regulations, and that only a
nominal entrance fee shall be charged, not to exceed ten (10) cents for each person, an d that t h e
said bui ldi ng shall bear an app r opriat e sign indicating t he battle which the painting repr esent s, and
a l so that i t was pres en ted to the City of Atlanta by
the aforesaid party o f .the first part."
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I have a photostatic copy of this deed in the event you require further inspection. With respect to the deed itself and besides the provision above quoted, the deed is what is referred to
as "honest on its face", that is, we have no reason to doubt the
validity of the instrument nor should we doubt its validity.
Also, I am of the opinion that not only a nominal c<;: msideration
was given for the picture (stated to be One ($1. 00) Dollar in the
deed), but also that the additional consideration is sufficient
to give rise to the theory of a deed of gift which was duly accepted by the City of Atlanta,
With this in mind, the first question that poses itself is
whether or not Mr. John H. Gress, who purports to be the "only
living heir" of G. V. Gress, has the right to bring about a forfeiture of the picture in question. I am assuming that the portion of the letter from Mr. Gress that he is the only living heir
of G. V. Gress is correct. With this as an assumption, I am of
the legal opinion that no one, including Mr. John H. Gress, has
the right to create a forfeiture such as he envisages in his letter.
My basis for this opinion is found in the case of City of
Atlanta vs. Jones, et al, 135 Ga. 376 (1910). at page 379, wherein it was in part held:
"The language of the deed constituted a covenant,
rather than a condition subsequent. Where an owner
of land conveys it to a city, and states in the
deed that it is to be used for a specified purpose,
he may have such an interest as to prevent its sale
or diversion from that purpose to others, or perhaps he may have an action of covenant. But such
language a lone does not create a conditi on subsequent, on breach of wh ich a f orfeiture r e sul t s and
the or iginal owner may recover the land . Devlin
on Deeds (2d ed . ), 978 and notes; Warvel le on Rea l
Property (2d ed . ) , § 317 ; Thompson v. Hart, 133 Ga.
540 (66 S. E~ 27 0) . It may be thought by many laymen that such language creates a condition subsequent, but it is well settled in law that it does
not do so. If parties desire that a forfeiture
shall result, or that an estate shall terminate because of the breach of a covenant or failure to use
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the property for the purpose mentioned in the
deed, they should so state."
It is my opinion also that there is no language with
respect to that portion of the deed dealing with the nominal
fee which would give rise to a forfeiture inasmuch as no reversionary provision is contained in that portion of the deed.
We now have disposed of the easy part of the opinion.
The hard part is, what consequences, if any, arise
from the City of Atlanta's maintaining the current admission
price to see the Cyclorama? Once again, we refer to the
language in City of Atlanta vs. Jones, et al, wherein it was
in part held that the grantor " ••• may have an action of
covenant."
There is very little law with respect to a breach of
covenant in Georgia and it is necessary for me to refer to
other legal precedents to determine what the consequences of
a breach of covenant are under these circumstances.
With this as a background, I am of the opinion that the
ordinary remedy for breach of a covenant is by an action at
law for damages. (20 Am Jur 2d 589). However, in a proper
case, equity will sufficiently enforce covenants or grant an
injunction to restrain their violation. (Ibid.). Therefore,
I am of the opinion without more, as will more fully be hereinafter set forth, that a proper party might bring an action
against us to enjoin us from charging the fee we are now charging.
The next question which addresses itself to us is:
are proper parties to enforce the covenant?"
"Who
Pl ease bear in mind that the language of the above quo ted
port i on of t he deed sta tes, " • • . the .said picture shall be u sed
fo r the benefit of the whole people, and shall be k ep t open the
year round, ••• and t hat only a nominal entrance fee shall be
charged, not to exce ed ten (10) cents -f or each person ••.• " With
this in mind, I am of the opinion that this is the type of a
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situation which pennits a third party to enforce a promise made
for his benefit, and a covenant made for the sole benefit of a
class of persons not parties to it may be availed of by an individual of that class. (20 _Am J~A92). In other words, we have
a third party beneficiary contract which can be maintained in
the name of any person who constitutes not only a citizen of
Atlanta, or Fulton County, or the United States, but anybody in
the world; which, being a rather large class, is, in my opinion,
a beneficiary of the Cyclorama. Therefore, I am of the opinion
that an injunction could be maintained by anybody in the world
to enforce the covenant as written.
I do not know exactly how long we have charged more than
a ten cent admission fee to the Cyclorama. I trust that you
will use your good office to detennine when this practice began.
This factual detennination by you is very important in the . light
of the next portion of this opinion.
Although we have a technical breach of a covenant, as set
forth above, I am of the opinion that the doctrine of estoppel
is applicable to the situation here involved with respect to the
enforcement of covenants. By this I mean that a person, or a
class of persons, may be estopped by conduct from asserting a
right to enforce a covenant. (20 Am Jur 2d 590). By this I
mean that if we could satisfy a Court of Law that the beneficiaries of this covenant, by their inaction, acquiesced in the
charge of more than a dime, this would act as estoppel to prevent
them from enforcing the covenant. While acquiescence is spoken
of as estoppel, strictly speaking, it is no more than a part of
estoppel. By this I mean that I am inclined to believe that a
Court of Law would prevent anybody from initiating an injunction
against us because the entire class of beneficiaries had acquiesced to increased charges. Legally speaking, no set time is
necessary to constitute estoppel such as we have in this case ;
rather, it would be that amount of time which induced us to a c t
to our det r i ment. It i s my thought that ten years would be
sufficient, although I am reluctant to detenni ne what a Court
would detennine t o be sufficient.
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I know that this has been a lengthy opinion and one on
which you will probably need further elaboration; however, for
the purpose of recapitulation, my opinion is as follows:
(1) There are no words in the deed which would give rise
to a forfeiture;
(2) A suit might be filed against the City of Atlanta
praying an injunction be granted to prevent the further breach
of the covenant by any person;
(3) In the event such a suit is filed seeking an injunction, I am of the opinion that we could plead estoppel in this
case due to the acquiescence by the general public from asserting
the breach of the cov.enant at the time of its breach.
Should you need any further elaboration in this matter,
please feel free to call upon me.
With my kindest regards, I am
v7
truly yours,
,JrL JlKv
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~.r. T.homaa F. ~,lee
Aaoociata Ci~I Attorney
City of }~tlanta
Depart.uent of Lt:r<11
· 2614 First na·t ione.l Ban.~ Dldg.
~tl~nta, Georgie
30303
near Tom:
Thank you for your letter of Febru~ 1, 1967 and the
ettache<! opinion ~egarding the Cyclorsma and its gift
tot.he Ci'.:.y.
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search of our records reveal t'hat the last yaa.r a .10~
e.amission charge Wlls made ,.,,as 1916. Storting in 1917
tlle adi."'tlssion fee "tras inc:re~t::ed to .J.s.;; end Ms consis tently risen over th~ ye~rs to the present oost of $1.00
for lldults and • 50¢ f or cr-..ildren- Oroun rstes of courg3
ere . 5Ct; for edu.lts and .25¢ for l'",hildrsn. 'i"hereforG,, i t
eppears that for at. leeFt 51 years we have 'bean ehsrging
in
l!ces:3 of .10¢ per person to see the cyclorema.
l do not balieva I '1111 reply to !'-tr. Oro:ns • letter unlesn ! hear :Curthor fro~ him an~'l if l a.."lo~~ I will
merely edvis12 bi:n that for .51 years -we have been chnrging fees in GlJ(cess of .10¢.
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Thank you for your obviou$ly very thorough research end
trusting we might reciproc~te, I ~
Cordially~
'1ac'k C. JleliU.S
General . taneger of
J C'D abjv
Perks on.d Recreation
cot . All Members of tb~ r ark Conmtt.$e (w/attach.)
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C. BARRETT CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
3455 SEXTON WOODS DRIVE
CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA 30005
TELEPHONE: 451-5416
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March 29, 1967
Mr. Jack C. Delius,
General Manager of ·Parks and Recreation
Department of Parks
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Re:
Grnnt Park Concessions Building
Dear Mr. Delius:
I think that we should establish July 1, 1967 as a target date
for the completion of the Grant Park Concessions Building. I sincerely
believe that this could be improved a great deal if we can obtain
immediate approvals or disapprovals for the changes now in question.
At this time, we are waiting for approval of change orders to revise
sewer work, concrete walks, curbs, paving, waterproofing, concession
stand, electrical and plumbing work.
For your convenience, I am enclosing a carbon copy of a letter
of this date to Tucker and Howell requesting immediate decisions f or
these changes. Any influence that you may exert to expedite these
changes will be appreciated . We also appreciate your at titude on all
previous matters, and I must apologize for not havine gi ven you an
aat:LmnL:ou comp lotion dn to in my lotl:or of Mm:cl, 20, 1.9(>7.
We trust that this will be of service to you.
Sincerely yours,
J;:~·!e~
JCB:mb
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3455 SEXTON WOODS DRIVE
CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA 30005
TELEPHONE: 451 - 5416
March 29, 1967
Mr. M. A. 'Iucker
Tucker and Hm.iell
815 Rhoda&•Haverty Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Grant Park Conceaaions Building
Re:
Dear Mr. Tucker:
We urgently request immediate decisions made for Itema 1, 3, S,
7, 8 and 9 of Proposal sent to you on March 6, 1967. Thaae items are
and have been delaying construction.
Also, we would appreciate it if you would prepare a Change Order
for the other items of the same breakdown, along with these mentioned
above.
Please note that we bad requested ninety (90) days time extension.
Please allow another thirty (30) days, plus whatever time ia re~uired
for you to iasue ua the instructions necessary to procee.d with thia
work.
Also, we have not received a reply to the Change Order which I
signed on March 27, 1967, revising the concrote walk• and addina aome
sower work.
Very truly youra,
J.
c.
Barratt
JCB:mb
cc:
c. Delius,
General Manager of Parka and Recreation
Mr. Jack
�CITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
111¢ WILLIAM-OLIVER BUILDIN,G,
ATLAN,TA, GEORGl,A 30303
March 24 , 1967
Personal and Confidenti 1
Mr .• Jack C. Delius
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation
City H 11 Annex
Atl nt , Georgia
Dear J ck:
This 1 tt r is in respo
the following question.:
"Can the City of A~ ----buildings inclu
Cyclorama in G
cert in land
it d to, the
Before I c n g
r four ba ic
ther
f 11 :
tf.ty for
(2)
ntity for
(4)
public purpo
priv t
public entity for a priv t
L as
v
to
nd
of the opinion th t
thi situ tion could
(1)
(3)
1 1
recent inquiry posing
priv te
ntity for
it to your good jud ent to d t
in
above categorie this p cific situ tion you
would fall.
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purpo
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public purpo

into
hicb of the
ref r ce to
As you know, th City of Atl nt war c ntly iv
the
int rat in p rk ' prop rty. Thia bill,
pow r to ali n t
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Mr . Jack C. Delius
3/ 24/ 67
passed during the 1967 Ses sion of the Georgia Assembly , is known
as House Bill No. 299 . I enclose herewith a copy of said House
Bill for your further perusal. Please bear in mind that this
opinion is predicated upon the Governor signing this Bill into
!,_;!!. Absent the Governor's approval of this Bill , the answer
to the question posed by you is in the neg tive .
Let us assume for the purpose of this opinion that the
Governor shall sign tluls Bill into law . The general rule
applicable to this situation can be stated as follows :
(1)
"As a general rule,
city my not lease
public park t o the exclusion of the right of
public eajoym nt, or contrary to the purposes
of the dedication of the land . Nor may th
legislature authorize
municip lity to lea e
land dedicated as a public park, square or
common . So also, legislative power to autho•
rize a city to leas a part of a park, where
the public right to the fre u of the l nd
leased is not prevented, has been recognized.
And a lease of state land devoted top rk
purposes m y be su tained s consistent with
the dedication of th l nd to public u e.
The uthority of a municip lity to nt r into
valid la e of p rk l nds i som times xpre sly uthorized by t tut . The v lidity
of al ase by the city h
been u tain d
wh re it 111 r ult in
furth ranc of th
public u • Th v lidity of
l
by the
inhabit nt of a town of 'comnon 1 nd 1 not
r nted into priv te own r hip nor need d for
public purpo sh
lso b
sust inedo
"A r gard th inco
cquir d for
public p
been d cl rd t t uch
voted to public u a."
39 Am,Jur 810 1 811.
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Mr. Jack C. Delius
3/24/67
(2)
"When land is dedicated for
special and
limited use, use for any other purpose i e
unauthorized . Whether a particular use
amounts to a diversion from that for which
the dedic tion was made d pends on the circumstance of the dedication and the intention of the dedicator, and is therefore
largely a question of fact. In any case,
however, such use is uthorized as is
fairly within the term of the dedication
and reasonably serves to fit the property
for enjoyment by the public in the mann r
contemplated . The dedicator is presumed to
have intended the property to be used by
the public, within the limitation of the
dedication, in such way as will be most
convenient and comfortable and according to
not only the properties nd us ges known at
th time .o f the dedication, but also to
those justifi d by lapse of tie nd chang
of conditions . "
23 Am Jur
(3)
y
s.7, 58.
"The municipal use and contJjOl of public
parks my b
ubject tor triction con•
tin din th grant of the land therefor.
Wh r
donation or dedication of
tr ct
of land i made to
municip l corporation
ol ly for
public p rk, the municip lity
c nnot us it for purpo e incon i tent
ith th purpo ·s of such grant."
The Georgia l aw with r sp ct to
port
1th t
g
ral l wand can b
g n ral probl
c
d s follows:
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Mr . Jack C. Deliu
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"Prop rty dedic ted to a public u e
y by the
dedicatee be put to all cu tom ry use within
the definition of the use . Any use which i in•
con istentp or which substantially and materi lly
interferes, with the use of the property for the
p rticul r purpose to which it was dedicated ,
will constitute a misuser or diversion; and whil
under the general rule
misuser or diversion of
the property for ny purpose other than th one
designated will not work a reversion of the
property freed from the easement to the owner of
the dominant fe, equity will, on the petition
of proper partie , enjoin such misuser or diversion . "
Brown v . City of East Point,
148 Ga . 85, hn . 3.
Now to
nswer the specific question po ed by you.
Under the Bill itself, we can, for
period not to xc d
four years nd for av lu ble consideration, lease the subj ct
property with the following reservations:
(1)
We can lease to a public entity for public u
not incon 1 tent with the original dedic tion;
(2)
w c nnot lea
priv t
(3)
u
to a privet
tity for
of the incon 1 tency;
b eau
w cannot lea e to
privat us
public entity for
b cau e of th
incon i t
cy;
and
(4)
W can 1
u
de ication in thi instanc is that which Mr. Gr
lly
t forth in the de d of gift wh r by the Cycloram
Th
origi
to a priv t
ntity for
public
not inconsi tent with th . d dication.
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3/24/67
was to be opened to the general public.
Also, this opinion presupposes that should the le ee be
made to a public entity, the public entity would be authorized
by law to enter into a lease such as you may, from time to time,
envisage.
Trusting that this answer your inquiry, I remain
Very truly yours ,
iv--~
Thomas F. Choyce
TFC : jc
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Hon9 Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
City of Atlanta
C1ty Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Mr. R. Earl Landers -./,,Admini trativ A aistant
City H 11
Atl nt, Georgi
30303
�CITY OF ATLANTA
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
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Personal and Confidential
Mr . J ck C. Delius
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation
City Hall Annex
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Jack :
This letter is in
the following question:
"Can the City of
buildings inclu
Cycloram in G
recent inquiry posing
nd
a.c-:1:1:H,u:
of the opinion that
this itu tion could
ther
f 11:
(1)
public entity for a public purpo e;
(2)
private entity for
(3)
public entity for
(4)
L
to _ private ntity for
priv t
priv t
purpo
.

purpos ;
public purpo
I 1 av it to your good judgment to d t rmin into thich of th
bov cat gori
this p cific - itu tion you mak r f r nc to
ould f llo
po
As you kno, the City of Atlant w r c ntly giv
the
r to l i n t int r tin p rk 'prop rty. Thi bill,
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Mr . Jack C. Delius
3/ 24/ 67
passed during the 1967 Session of the Georgia Assembly , is known
as House Bill No . 299 . I enclose herewith a copy of said House
Bill for your further perusal. Please bear in mind that this
opinion is predicated upon the Gov ernor signing this Bil l into
law. Absent the Governor ' s approval of this Bill , the answer
to the question posed by you is in the negative .
Let us assume for the purpose of this opinion that the
Governor shall sign this Bill into law . The general rules
applicable to this situation can be stated as follows :
( 1)
"As a general rule , a city may not lease a
public park to the exclusion of the right of
public enj oytr1ent, or contrary t o the purposes
of the dedication of the land . Nor may the
legislature authorize a municipality to lease
land dedicated as a public park , square or
counnon . So also, legislative power to authorize a city to lease a part of a park, where
the public right to the free use of the land
lea ed is not prevented, has been recognized .
And a lease of state lands devoted to park
purposes my be sustained as consistent with
the dedication of the 1 nd to public use.
The authority of a municipality to enter into
valid lease of park lands is sometimes expressly authorized by statut • The validity
of a lease by the city has b en sustained
where it will result in
further nee of the
public use. The v lidity of a leas by th
inhabit nts of a town of 'common 1 nd 1 not
granted into private ownership nor needed for
public purposes h s al o been sustain d.
"As regard the income from
lea e of land
cquir d for a public p rk, the rul h
b en decl . r d th t uch income mu t b d voted to public u e ."
39 Am Jur 810 1 811.
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Mr . Jack C. Delius
3/ 24 / 67
(2)
"When land is dedicated for a special and ·
limited use, use for any other purpose is
unauthorized . Whether a particular use
amounts to a diversion from that for which
the dedication was made depends on the cir cumstances of the dedication and the intention of the dedicator, and is therefore
largely a question of fact . In any case,
however, such use is authorized as is
fairly within the terms of the dedication
and reasonably serves to fit the property
for enjoyment by the public in the manner
contemplated . The dedicator is presumed to
have intended the property to be used by
the public, within the limitations of the
dedication , in such way as will be most
convenient and comfortable and according to
not only the properties and usages known at
the time of the dedication, but also to
those justified by lapse of time and change
of conditions . "
"'v'.'.'
23 Am Jur 57, 58 .
(3)
"The municip l use nd control of public
parks may be subject to restrictions contained in the gr nt of the l and therefor.
Wh r
don tion or dedic tion of
tr ct
of land is made to a municip 1 corpor tion
olely for a public p rk, the muni~ip lity
c nnot u e it for purposes incon istent
with the purposes of such grant . "
Vol . 10 1 McQuillin on The Law of
Municip l Corporations, 172.
port
Th Geo r gia 1 w with r spect to the gen r l probl
com•
with the general law nd c n b
wmn•riz d
follow:
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Mr . Jack C. Delius
3/24/67
"Property dedicated to a public use may by the
dedicatee be put to all customary uses within
the definit ion of the use . Any use which is in•
consistent, or which substantially and materially
interferes, with the use of the property for the
particular purpose to which it was dedicated,
will constitute a misuser or diversion; and while
under the general rule a misuser or diversion of
the property for any purpose other than the one
designated will not work a reversion of the
property freed from the easement to the owner of
the dominant fee, equity will, on the petition
of proper parties,· enjoin such misusei: or diversion . "
Brown v. City of East Point,
148 Ga . 85 8 hn . 3.
Now to answer the specific question posed by you .
Under the Bill itself, we can , for a period not to exceed
four year
nd for a valu ble consideration, lease the subject
property with the following reservation:
origi
(l)
We can lease to a public entity for public u e
not inconsistent with the original dedication;
(2)
We c nnot lease to a private entity for
private use bee u e of the inconsist ncy;
(3)
We cannot lea e to a public entity for
priv te use bee u e of th incon istency;
nd
(4)
W c n le s to a private entity for
public
u
not inconsi tent with the dedication.
The d die tion in this inst nee 1 th.a t which Mr. Gr
lly t forth in the deed of gift wh reby the Cyclor
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3/ 24/67
was to be opened to the general public .
Also, this opinion presupposes that should the lease be
made to a public entity, the public entity would be authorized
by law to enter into a lease such as you may, f.rom time to time .,
envisage .
Trusting that this answer your inquiry, I remain
Very truly yours,
~ ~
Thomas F. Choyce
TFC : jc
Encl . 1
cc:
Hon . Ivan Allen, Jr . , Mayor /
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Mr . R. Earl Landers
Administrative Assistant
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
�t'Ch
27 , 1967
Mr . Dick Donny
King & Sp lding
434 Trust Comp ny of Georgia
At lant , Geor gia
Dear Mr .
uilding
nny:
I ttaeh h r to
hope to introduc
rough draft of the Re olut:ion ,-,hich
to the Board of Aldermen on Monday,
April 3, 19~7, a~ 2:00 P.M. , City Hall .
Pl
f el fro to
any ugg ted changes . By copy
of thi 1 tter, I
ending
dr ft copy to Mia Anne
Poland for any co ente Mr . Rich might h v .
t
njoy d t lking with you this
rntng,
nd I
Cordially,
Jack C.
Hu
G nsral
nager of
P rks and Recre tion
JC : jh
Encl .
ta, Ga.
ccr
rabl Ivan All n, Jr.
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Mr . Thomas Choyce,
Associilte City Attorney ,
Cit; L w Department ,
· 614 First N.1 tiondl B.:nk Building ,
Atlantn, Georgia .
Re: Contrcl ct Between
J . C. B rrett Construction Co .
& Cit y of Atl ~nta
De a r Tom:
Confirming our verb 1 conver ation, I wi s h f or you to place
on notice the abov contr.:Jctor th the is dr · stica ll y bot. ind
in his schedule of construction . The contr act , da te, I be lieve, November 4 , 1965 c a lls for t he ork to be completed
in no more t h n 270 consecutive c ul ndll r d y . Of cour e,
t 1ere hdve
n sever 1 c h nge orders to the contract . ·n
t he , have nec~s ril y cau ed slight del ; s , By copy of t his
letter I am r3 ,uesting the Comptroller to forw rd to your
office t h origin 1 contract ith ~11 aupporting docu nts
chang order • etc . ; h n you
fini hed with them, pl a e
return t lie to t he Comptrollers office .
re
Th nking you f or your continued
ssist nee , I ~m
Cordially ,
J ck C. D lius
Genera l
n er of
nd
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cc : Mayor Iva n Allen, Jr.
ecrea tion
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
March 21, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
TO:
HONORABLE IVAN ALLEN, JR.
FROM:
JACK C. DELIUS
Further Information on
Gun Club Park - Perry Homes
Robert Dobbs
We will shortl y start Pha se 2 of Gun Club Park Site, and as my previous
memorandum pointed out, this will include two b a seball fields and a
football field. Presently , all of Perry Homes is north and east of Gun
Club Pa rk and is physicall y separated from it b y Proctor Creek. The
Housing Authorit y pl ans to build on the pa rk side of t he creek the Perr y
Homes Ex tension a nd will involve putting in a bridge across Proctor Creek,
ma king it re adil y accessible. Until this bridge is built, a ccess to Phase
2, wh ~ch is on the low lands, a nd visible to Perry Homes, and a ccess to
Phase 1, which is on the high lands, and some d istance from Perry Homes ,
will be r a t her difficult, e xcept b y a round- about route .
I have discussed these problems in det a il on severa l occ a sions with the
Project Man ager and tena nts and the y seem to full y a ppreciate the difficulties .
�M re h 21, 196 7
MEMORAND UM
TO:
Miss Anne Poland
Director of Public Relations
Rich's, Inc .
FROM:
Jack C. Delius
General
nager of
Parks nd R creation
In reference to a proposed donation from the Rich Foundation, I
submit the following propo al .
m pleased to
Ue propose to purchase four portsbl swimming pools and install them on pl ylots
located in four poverty neighborhood" of our City . Thio ill not onl y provide
ihole ome, he lthful recreation for these underprivile ed cOtI1munitie , but ill
also enable us to teach many underprivileged children to swim .
D t ils of our plan
s follows:
LOCATION AND ATT NDANCE
Th
four location
1.
eh vc
ele tcd for the pools arc:
iodee Stre t Pl ylot b tw en Sun et and Vine in nv1ne City" .
2.
Merritts and
3.
Connally
4.
196
dford Playl ot in '~Buttermilk Bott
treet Playlot n ar
ava.nn b
tr et,
II
ichardson in ' ummerhill' .
• in Cabb g
Town" •
ting to secur o l
on the avann
Street prop rty at thi time .
In
v nt th t
are un ble to ecure thi 1 ase, Wi ha~
elect d an altern tiv location of n exi ti
pl ylot on 373 Thurmond treet, N• • in th
'Li htnins' ar •
�Pol nd
for the fir t tn e pl 1lota du~in& th sus:r-:er of
tad att ad •forth S vw:mah tr t location,
ticipat • t t 1
r of 6.S, 71 for the entir
r t ·11 four loc t ou . A br akdown
ti t
att ndunc for sch pl ylot is
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�March 15, 1967
MF.MORANDUM
TO
Jack Delius
FROM
Ivan All n, Jr.
Upon your return, please see me ebout the
It is not sufficient.
Attachment
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ttached information .
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C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
March 10, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GE N ERA L
MANAGER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
Jack Delius
SUBJECT:
Mr. Rich's donation to equip four playlots
The Land Agent is attempting to secure leases on a number
of new playlots. Until we have the land in hand - and I
have urged the Land Agent to proceed with all possible
speed - we can't really give Mr. Rich any locations or
equipment needs.
However, we do need the following equipment for existing
playlots:
373 Thurmond (Lightning) ---- Utility pole, lights and
reflectors, outdoor electrical receptacle.
Gillham Park (Blue Heaven) --- Utility _po.le, lights and
reflectors, outdoor electrical receptacle.
Haygood and Crew (Summer Hill) ---- Utility Pole , lights
and reflectors, outdoor electrical receptacle and water
fountain.
255 Dodd Avenue (Rented house f or recreation) ---- Pool
table, electric water fountain, outdoor water fountain.
Windsor Street near Richardson---- Swings, slides, basketball go a ls , sand box ,utility pole, lights and ref lectors
and outdoor electrical receptacl e.
Park Avenue & Lansing S.E . ---- Utility Pole , lights and
reflectors, outdoor e l ectri cal receptacle , water fountai n~
Arlington Cir., N. W. ---- Utility pole, l igbts and ref l ectors,
outdoor electrical receptacl e and water fountain .
�-2We are trying to lease a house at 81 Little St., S.E.
(Summer Hill) as a Recreation Center. We are attempting
to locate land on Bender St., S.W. near the Candler
Warehouse. The Land Agent is also trying to locate
land in Plunkett Town which is in extreme southeast
Atlanta near the Airport. We propose a new playlot on Hardee
Street at Aberdeen (Blue Heaven) as well as a playlot at
Perry Blvd. and Lively St., N.W. (Perry Homes) and anohter
playlot for Haynes and Foundry Sts. (Lighting).
We deeply appreciate Mr. Rich's offer and we shouldn't look
a gift horse in the mouth. But, if it would be possible,
we would appreciate having the funds donated for supplies,
milk for the children that come to the playlots, equipment,
and the expense for renting busses for transportation to-the
swimming pools, Stone Mountain, Mathis Dairies, the State
Capitol, etc. Of course, you have already advised me that
Mr. Rich is interested only in equipment. We appreciate this
very much. We estimate a cost of $ 2900. to equip.•.t . :bhe existing lots as outlined above. If we are successful ~in leasing
six additional playlots, it would cost us roughly $800 per
lot to grade, equip, install lighting and water fountain.
JCD:bjw
�March 15, 1967
Hr. B.ich rd H. Bi.ch
Rich's, lni:.
Atlanta, Georgi
Der Dick:
J ck Deliu
i
out of the city
nd I hcaven" t
yet been able to get the speelfic information
you have
ked for.
As soon as he g.eta
information is
ck I will
ccumulated.
e that the
Sincer ly,
Iv n All n. Jr.
Wr:
�Marc h 21 , 1967
Mr. Robert Dobbs, Chai rman
No rthwest Coordinating Council
2455 Abner Place, N. W.
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mr . Dobbs :
I appreciate your letter of March 16th a.n d I
am attaching a summary report from the Parks
Manager of the action being taken at the Gun
Club Site P rk.
I am ure that after you receive thi information,
you will ee the vigorous efforts the city is making
to improve the original park plan. I am sure you
will ieel v"'3ry much better about the whol matter.
Sincei-el y ,
Iv
lAJr:am
cc: Mr. J ck Delius
Allen, Jr.
�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
March 20, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERA L
MANAGER
INFORMATION ON GUN CLUB PARK SITE
The first phase of construction began April 11, 1966
and was concluded in February, 1967. It amounted to
$83,456. and included the following thirteen items:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Clearing and Grubbing
Rough Grading - West Area
Utilities - Water - Sewers - Lighting
Drive and Parking
Sidewalks
2 Tennis Courts
Play Mound
Fencing and Retaining Walls
Restrooms
Storage Building
Concrete Benches
Landscaping - Trees and Shrubs
Grassing and Finish Grading
We received the first HUD development grant in the
nation on this p r oject. We are preparing an application for Federal assistance to begin Phase IIi we
expect this application to be submitted to the Regional
HUD office by the end of this week. Working drawings
for design have been finished and only the specifications
need to be written. Phase II includes an athletic field
with two baseball diamonds and football field, an
entrance drive and parking, utilities for camping , playground · equipment for Phase I, and necessary site wo r k
such as grassing and grubbing, finish grading , etc . We
estimate the cost of these few i t ems at $77,542 .
The
Par ks Committ ee has appropriated $ 8 0 , 000 . for Phase II .
We have been notified by HUD that the 50¾ assistanc e
for park development has been cut t o 12½¾ of acquisition
cost. We p aid less than $50 , 000 . for Gun Club .
�NCRTHv7Z2T COORDINATING 8GUHCIL
2l}55 Abner Place• H.w.
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
March 16, 1967
Ivan Allen. Jr., Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
I am writing with reference to the Gun Club Park Site located near Gun Club
Drive, N.W., and the total lack of recreational facilities in the Northwest
Perry Homes Area of Atlanta.
I don't believe the Parlrn Department and the Board of Aldermen has acted in
good faith toward the citizens living in Perry Homes. Scottscrossing, Carver~-lollywood Hills, Lincoln :-Iomas and the Bankhead Road area.
Funds for the Gun Club Park !3ite were approved three years ago and additional
Federal funds have been approved for Parks construction. however. there are
only four (4) finished Tennis Courts on this site.
I am sure Parks Director. Jack Delius and members of the Board of Aldermen
are aware of the fact t~at over fifty-seven (57%) percent of the population
in these communities a:::e below the age of eigh·i :een.
Atlanta was able to build a Ctadium in one year. but it has re~uired three
years to build four (l:.) Tennis Courts on a Park ~it:e which will serve a
predominate Negro populadon. The Gun Club site would be adjacent to the
huge Perry Homes Housing P=oject.
The Citizens of these conmunities would appreciate a personal investigation
by the Mayor concerning the reason for the serious delay in completing thic
Vei'7 important public facility.
Fe will be looking fo ruard to your reply.


.: incerely youi:-s,


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Robert Dobbs , Chairman
Northwest Coordinating Counci l
Hember of Community Relations Cotllllissions
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CC: Jack Delius
Authur H. 8mith
Mrs & Eliza Paschall
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C. BARRETT CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
3455 SEXTON WOODS DRIVE
CHAMBLEE , GEORGIA 30005
TELEPHONE: 451 - 5416
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
January 16, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta ,. Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Allen:
Some months ago we employed two experts to evaluate the
canvas painting of the Cyclorama of The Battle of
Atlanta. At that time, we were advised that the painting could possibly fall in the next four or five years.
Already, two years of that time has passed. The City
of Atlanta has not reached a decision on whether to remodel the e x isting building or replace it .with a new
one and, if the latter course is followed~ where the new
location should be.
The undersigned is o f the opinion that a new building is
needed and that it should be placed in Grant Park. Based
on preliminary figures supplied to us by an architectural
firm, plus the cost rendered to us by the art experts,
Charles Davis has computed that it would take $3 ,. 000 , 000
to adequately f inance a new structure.
Alderman Leftwich and I wish to urge the City that if a
futur e bond issue is off ered to the public that one o f
the high priority items to be funds necessary f or the
restoration o f the painting and the proper housing o f it .
Thanking you f or any support you can give this, I am
Cordially ,
~~ - ~
ck c. Delius
neral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
JCD:bjw
cc:
All Finance Committee Members
All Park Committee Members
Mr. c. L. Davis, Comptroller
�zch 9, 1967
r . Bruce A . McNaughton
230 Park Avenue
ew Yor , Ne York
Dear Mr. McNaughton:
Tha
you very much for yoUl' contribution for
n
home for the Cyclor
painting. Tbi i
indeed
plendid ge tur on your part
d I
t ithin th1!t near futuJ:" the new home will
provided.
i cerely your•,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
yor
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CC: Mr. Wilbur George Kurtz, Jr.
�Wilbur George Kurtz, Jr.
Atlanta
P. 0. Box 1734
Mallc.h 8, '196 7
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.CUy Paitl<-6 Ve.paMmen;t
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Atta.c.he.d b., a. le:t:t.eli. wfuc.h I 1te.c.uve.d Matr.c.h 6:th 61tom
B1tuc.e. A. McNa.ugh;ton 06 230 Pa.Jr.k. Avenue., New Yo1tk CUy.
Y,ou can ~ e.e. 61tom the. lette1r. he. haJ., a.n in.te.~ e. in:te1r.u.t
in :the. Cyc.loJu:ima. pa,.lnt.ing, a.nd bee.a.Me. 06 ~ , he, e.nc.lo~e.d a. c.he.c.k in :the. amount 06 $10.00 whic.h -Ui , .to
.
~eJtve. Ma. c.on-tlubULlon .towa11.d .th~ new home. 0qJt .the.
Cyc.loJWma. painting • • • in be.ha.lo 06 .the. g1r.e.a:t, gJte.a..t
gJta.ndc.hildll.e.n on Andll.ew Ja.c.~on McNa.ugh;tdn,. 8:th W..u.ic.o~.lrt ·
· Reg.-ime.rit, Alrmy o0 :the. .Cumbelr.la.nd • • • whic.h wu.t pa!Ltl- .
. upa:te.d .in .the. Bat:tf..e. 06 A:tla.n;ta. a.nd -l6 indic.a:te.d on


the. c.a.nVM .


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Th..u.i ..u.i a. 0ine. gu.tull.e.,. indeed, a.n.d I .think U ~hould
. be. a.c.knowle.dgcid by you a.rJ.d Ma.yolL Allen. In.Mmuc.h M ·.
.the. c.he.c.k l6 ma.de. pa.ya.ble. to me., I wl6h to be. a.dv..u.ie.d '
by you M .to how .to ·e.ndolL6e. U ~o U _c.a.n be. de.po~Ue.d
. in a.n a.c.c.oun.t whl_c_h ..U., e.aJuna.Jtke.d oOJt .the new home Oo


the. Cyc.loMma. pa,.lnt.ing. .


·
I wlU. hold :the. c.he.c.k untU. I he.a.Jt 6Jr.om you.
....
veJr.y muc.h .
Tha.nk1>
Co1r.cllally,
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Cluvi1.u Le6.twlch~
C""'1.lkttee
I va.n Allen • •• Ma.yo1r., CUy o6 Ati.a.nt.a. /
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Bruce A. 1\\cNaughton
230 Parlc Avenue
New Yorlc, New Yorlc 10017
February 28, 1967
Mr. Wilbur Kurtz
The Coca-Cola Company
P.O. Drawer 1734
_Atla~ta, Ga. 30301
Dear Wilbur_;
Thank you so much for taking time to see us
last Friday .
O:f course I'm sorry to learn of your
father's passing but he certainly lived a rich, :full
productive life.
The Cyclorama was all you said it was and more.
It is really impressive.
As a Imnn Yankee from
Wisconsin you can imagine the joy at seeing Old Abe
who my great grand-daddy told me about.
Thanks to
men like you and your 1:8.d scmeday soon I' 11 be able
to show my children· a living part of their family's
·and country's history.
.•
Towards the new home for the Cyclorama, would
yo·u ·please see that the right :folks get the enclosed
small contribution on behalf of the great .great
grandchildren of Andrew Jackson McNaughton, 8th
Wisconsin Regiment, ·Anny o:f t he Cumberland.
t
t
If I can be of any service to you, please do not
,hesitate to call on me.
Regar ds a s ever,
BAM.cN/rs
encl.

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�rch 10, 1967
Mr. ilbur G. urtz , Jr.
Pot Office Box 1734
Atl nta , Georgia
ar Mr. Kurtz:
Thank you for your lett r of
Mr . Bruce A. McN ughton of
you
eh 0k in th
mount of $10 .
cont
t.ion towarcls th n " ho
Pl
e endorse your cheek a follo
of City of Atl nt 91 nd m 4.1 to my
h ndl th
11 fr
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTM E NT of P ARKS
Office o f Gene r al Manager
Atlanta, Georg ia
30303
March 8, 1967
J ACK C. D ELI U S
GENERA L
MANAG E R
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
St an Martin and I will be out of the city from Saturday~
March 11 through Friday, March 17, 1967 attending the
Revenue Sources Management School at 0glebay Park in
Wheeling1 ·west Virginia. If you should need to reach
me you could call Wilson Hall at Oglebay Park.
In my absence, Mr. Pierce Whitley, Assistant General
Manager o f Parks, will be in charge o f the Department
o f Parks ..
~a kc . Delius
G eral Manager o f
Par ks and Recre a t ion
JCD: b j w
cc :
All Members o f the P ark Commi tte e
Mr. Pi e rce Whitley
Mi s s Virginia Carmi c h a el
Mr .• Henry Larett
�March 9 , 1967
Mr . D n E . Swat , Jr .
Government 1 Liason 0ffic r
Office of the Mayor
City of Atl nta - City Hall
Atl nta ; Georgi 30303
r D ni
A you perh ps know, th City i becoming incre singly
concern dover the adv need tate of the deterior tion of
The Cyclor ma of the B ttle of Atl _nta. Sev r 1 xp rts
have giv nus their opinion on wh t must
don to the
painting nd there re several decisions to be mad 1 for
xampl, wher to locate the new Cycloram - or hould we
simply re.mod 1th
xisting building.
I b li v
th t you m ntioned in th Demonstration City ' s Bill
th re i a provision for the r toration and pre erv tion of
hi toric 1 building , etc. Sine Grant P rk li
in th v ry
he rt of the model city are I wond rd if you ould r
rch
the itu tion
littl further nd
if cone i ably
could r ceiv Fed r 1 assistanc .
ppe r that
G n r l
Bondi
i out for this proj ot.
Th nkinq you for your e
i t nc, l
Cordi lly,
Jack
G
P rk
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CCI
Hon . Iv n All n, Jr.
Hon. R.
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�March 9 , 1967
Mr . Thom
F . Choyce
A soci t City Attorn y
City of Atlant
partment: of L w
2614 Fir t National Bank Bldg.
Atlant , Georgia 30303
r Tom:
p this matt r
nfid nti 1 for th
t
n
tlant
t your
Opinion
,
Pl s
non
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JC abj
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Hon. I an All n, Jr.
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�March 2, 1967
Mro . Charles E. Clark
684 Hillpine Drive , N. E.
Atlanta , Georgi a
Der Mr . Clark:
Thank you very much for your letter of February 23 , 1967
ddr essed to M yor Ivan Allen , Jr . His honor has
forwarded your correspondence on to me for reply .
I have inspected
which you refer
to ret in the ar
the City Perks
in its Bond Fund
the strip of wooas ·on Monroe Drive to
nd think the best thing to do
uld be
in its natur 1 condition . Unfoz;-tun tel y ,
pert nt does not have ny money rem ining
for the purch se of additional p rk 1 nd .
Your suggestion that Mr . Wilbur Kurtz , Sr . be memorialized
in som eppropri te m nner is well t ken - and I person lly
feel very strongly th t w must ck.nowledge 11th t this
fin g ntlemen did for Atl nt.
Th nking you
gin for your 1 tt r , I am
COrdi lly,
Jack c .
ner
P rk
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cc:
Hon. Iv n All n, Jr .•
Hon. Rioh rd c. Fr
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n
of
tion
�684 Hill pine Drive,
Atlant a , Geor gi a 30306
Februa r y 23 , 1967
l~onorab le Ivan llen , Mayor
Cit y of ~ tlant a
t lant a , C-eor gi a
ear Iia yor All en :
a s you know a tlanta was saddene d by t he r e cent deat h of
i:._r . ' il bur urtz, Sr . , who had been so outsta nding in ou r ity ' s
1istory and i t occurred t o me what a wonderful tri bute t o his
memory if t he i t y coul d o bt a in t he littl e stri p of woods on
-,=onro e Dr i ve , whi ch i s up f or re- zon ing now, eti tion ' - 66- 260 - B,
and conver t t hi s i nto a "Confederat e Lemorial Fa rk . 11
Our a l derman , on. icha rd G. ~ eema n, ha s fou ght s o hard
t o try and keep t hi s proper t y from bei ng re - zoned for apartment s
and before i t bocome s a l o s i ng ba t tle .,_ humbl y a sk t ha t you to s s
t h is i dea a r ound and I ' m sure there ar e hundreds of peopl e wil l i ng
and ready t o contri bu te t o a memori al to I-.Ir . Ku r tz .
Unf or t unat el y , t he City re f used t o a ccept t hi s pro pe rt y
y ears ago wh en i t was off er ed a s a par k area , and I am under t he
i mpressio n t ha t t here is v ery l ittle money t i ed up i n it now.
It wo ul d be mo st f itti ng as a "Confeder ate !1:emor i a l " a s l under stand t he Civi l 1,/a r was fou ght har d in t hi s vic ini t y a nd even
t oday t renches can be f ound testifying to the bat t le .
I f t here is a ny s pa r k of i ntere st on your par t , I ho pe
you will a ct pr ompt l y , a s t bi s ma t t er will be de cided by the
Loni ng Commi tt ee v er-1 soon.
He s pe ctfull y ,
Mrs . Cha s . E. Cl ark
cc: Hon . rlic hard • Freeman
1650 .::,u s sex Road , N. E.
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�March 9 ., 1967
Mr . Thomas F. Choyce
Associate City Attorney
City of Atlant
partment of L w
2614 First National Bank Bldg .
Atl nta., Georgia 30303
Dar
Toma
Pleas k
bing .
p thi
m tter aonfidenti l for th
time
At your arli t conv nience pl s rend=.-*·~ an
Opinion if it
uld b · l ' g 1 for th City of Atl nt
to lea
part of Grant P rk to th Atl nte - Fulton
County St diwn Authority . More specific lly, th
l
ing of the Cyclor m Building nd imm i t grounds
thereof. i might po sibly u
the Authority s
fin ncing v hicl , nd the op r tion of th Cyclor
it s rvic to th
ublie , tc . would not b ch ng d.
I e i d
yor All n end Mr . Land r y terd y th t
you h d inform d
th t th Hou
h d r port d out
the Bill which ould correct th 1958 1 w which
prohibit our laing ors 11ing p rk d diet d 1 nd.
do not di cu s th a v ry t nt ti
plan
rly r ply, I
nd th nking you for n
Siner ly,
J ck c.
G n r 1
P _rk
JCDabjW
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Hon. Ivan All n, Jr.
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Hon. •
rl L der _,-
liua
n er of
nd R er tion
with
�M rch 9 , 1967
Mr. D n E. SWe t, Jr.
Governm ntal Liason 0£f1cer
Office of the Mayor
City of Atl nt ·- City Hell
Atl nta, Geor ia 30303
Dear D na
A you perhaps know, the City i b coming incree ingly
cone rn dover th adv need tate of the ~erior tion of
Th Cycloram oft
B ttl of Atlante. Sev ral experts
h ve given u their opinion on wh t mute done to th
p inting nd ther ere
rel decision to be made, for
xemple, where to locet th n w Cyclor
- or should we
simply remodel th
x1sting building.
I b li v th t you m ntion d in the
· nstretion City • Bill
ther 1 a pro iaion for the r tor tion nd pr servation of
hi tcric l buildings, tc . Since Grant P rk 11 sin the very
he rt of the mod l city re I
nd r d if you would r
rch
t
itu tion
littl furth r nd
if cone iv bly
could r c iv F
r 1 assist nc. It ppe r that e G n r l
Bond issu is out for this project.
Thanking you for your
i t nc, I
Cordi lly,
J ck
c.
lius
G n r l Manager of
Perks
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Hon. Iv n
Hon • •
11 n, Jr.
arl L nder
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nd R er etion
�March 9, 1967
Mr • .J ck Delius,
neg
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Atlant
r Dep rtmcnt
City Ball - Atl
30303
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As a r
ult of our con.£ r
und rataodi g that yo ar
to clot rad.a. th City' l
properties for the purpose
Wh n y uh e
may
ce y s rday aft rnoon. it
gain to chec · 'With th City Attom y
1 rights to 1
11 park
di cd• d.
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d.
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DEPARTMENT
of
PARKS
Offi c e of Genera! Man a g er
Atlanta , Georgia
30303
March 2, 1967
J ACK C. DELIUS
G ENER A L MANAGER
Mr . Donald R . Dietlein
Na tio na l Zool ogi cal Park
Washing ton , D. C.
20009
De a r Mr . Dietl ein :
Along with a numbe r of other peop le, I have received a Xerox
copy o f y o ur report of February 8, 1967, dealing with the Zoo
at Grant Pa r k.
I appreciate you r o pinion s and concl u s io n s and f e el c e rt ain
that when I select a Zoo Direc t o r that y our repor t wi l l serve
as valuable ba c kground inf o rmat ion on some corre c t ive a ction
whi ch may be needed.
The undersigned is rela t i v e l y new i n h is j ob , h a ving become
General Manager in March o f 1964; at a time when a ll o f the
major zoo buildings were completed or substantially underway.
I immediate ly began to request a Zoo Directo r and , as you may
know, I have only recently met with succ ess when the p o sitio n
was created by the City effective January 1, 19 67 . We were
disappointed at the pay range; h owever, we will make every effo rt
to select the most q u alified individu al f o r thi s most vi t al
po s ition. I have written Dr. Reed, along with thirty o r f o rty
o ther Zoo Directors, asking and advising him to pass along to
any o f his interested staff the application for Zoo Director.
It may be that one o f y ou gentlemen may be interested i n this
position and I trust that I might hear further from you.
I am r eluctant to make any change in the Zoo until I have an
individ ual in charge si nce I am an admi nist rator o f eleven divisions of Ci ty g overnment and c ertainly do not profe ss to be a
spec ialist in hort iculture , z oology, f ore stry, recreation, e tc. A
Zoo Di rector will be able to organize and operate the Zoo to
s e rve recrea tion, preservation, conservation and education.
After considerable thought, and t~usting tha t you will a ccept
my rema rks in the same context which I accepted your report, I
would l i ke to c omment on your conclusions r eached on Page 3,
paragraph 3 in referen c e to the Reptile House. Fir st of all , we
are not remodel ing the Reptile House. It would take several
�Mr. Donald R. Dietlein
Page Two
pages to des c ribe to y ou t he d if fi culties involved in the cages
o f this building but basically the facts are these. The same
Ar ch i tect designed t he Reptile House as did the Primate and
Feline Buildings. About the time the Reptile House wa s nearing
completi on, we noti ced a strong irritant in the air which caused
one 1 s eye s to wa ter and a burning of the throat. It smelled like
f o rmaldehyde t o me b ut we engaged a toxicologist at the
Communi cabl e Disease Ce nter in At lanta to verify this. The next
problem was of course what was causing the formaldehyde. We
employed a wood technician, a Dr. James Rice at the University
o f Georgia. Dr. Rice has spe nt most of his academic career working with particle and chip board. The cages were made of particle
b o ard and it was a n atura l thing for Dr. Rice to investigate the
proble~s encountered with thi s material. About this time, the
c ages began t o s we ll and b loat and materials which we re one inch
thi c k expanded t o l ½ inches. The d ime nsional intergrity of the
c ages simply coll apsed. We refus ed to open the building to the
general publi c in that, in the opinion of our legal counsel, to do
so woul d be evide nce o f acceptance of the building. The
Archite ct blamed the builder, the builder blamed the Architect,
and the subcontractor bl a med the supprer. We have had several
dozen meeti ngs over this problem and have called in e x perts in
several fields. The end re sult is that we are replacing the cages
with o ne s built o f fiber glass to be enclosed in an exterior
grade plastic impregnated plywood .
I can assure you t hat so much
money is involved and the legal entanglement is so compli cated,
that as Director of this department I would not be so f oolish as
to allow a lay curator" carte blanche" privileges to reorganize
and remodel a $38 0 ,0 00 building. I do n 1 t have that type of
authori ty - thank g oodness - and don 't desire it. Cage replacement is being supervised by the City's Building Inspector, Law
Department, and this depart ment.
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11
Now as t o the statement that the Curator is a lay curator o r
amateur. This reflects on the Civil Serv ice department of the
City of Atlanta in that Mr. Dobbs sco red the highest among the
approx i mately 16 app lica n ts f or the job. The test was conducted
by a doctor of veterinary medicine, a PhD wi th his doctorates in
Zoology (Reptiles ), and a c linical psychologist trained in testing. Of the 16 appli ca nts, seve ral had Ma sters Degrees but no
practic a l e x perience . Mr. Dobbs is y oung and has only a high
schoo l d iploma . However , he s eems to hold his own wi t h people
in si milar positions a nd has made quite an impressive re cord f or
the s h o r t time he has been in Atlanta. He is complete ly
dedica ted to his work, was reared in a zoological environment
since h i s pa r e nts are in the business, and has in eve,ry way attempted to be p ro fe s s ional as far as I . am personally co ncerned. He
plans to ente r e vening college in the near future. Of course, re
too received a copy of your repo r t and, to say the least, your remarks tha t he was a "lay CuDator" were cruel, e x cessive, unne c essary , a nd completely inaccurate. The damage is done, the
word is out a n d I can only ·say that it is a surprise to me that
three gent l e men r epresenting the National Zoological Park would
make such a cap r ici ous remark without thoroughly investigating
�Hr . Donald R. Dietlein
Page Three
the ba ckg round of the circumstances of the building and the
qualifi ca t ions of the Curator. You have, in all fairness, been
given some erroneous information.
As t o Page 4 , paragraph 7, I am at a complete loss as to how you
determ ined that there is a need to improve the cooperation bet ween the Zoo and educational system that controls the ·-science
room in the Primate House. I believe you made your inspection
on a Saturday and therefore would nd:have had an opportunity to
meet the Te a cher assigned to the science room. I have contacted
the instructor and she is at a complete loss to know exactly
what y ou are talking about.
She also wo~ders as to where there
is a lack of cooperation between the Zoo and the educational
system.
She suggested that possibly that it may be at a higher
echelon since it certainly does not exist at her level. I have
co nta cted the Superintendent of Schools and he too is at a loss.
Need less to say, vast improvements can be made in the utilization
o f the Zoo as an educat±onal tool and as soon as we have a
qual ified Director one of his duties will be to develop a complete
educational program. I think it is worth noting that at the
co nvent ion held at Houston, Texas :·.two years ago, the AAZPA
recomme n ded our educational system as a guide and we were flooded
with q uesti onnaires from interested zoos who wanted to include a
science room in their zoological complex. Again, in all fairness
to you, I believe you have been given some erroneous information.
The individual who is distributing your report transmits it with
a cover l etter stating that the three of y9u are very brilliant
men.
I am sure this is the case or you wouldn't be ·a ssociated
with our . nati onal zoo if you were not top notch. I hope you are
also m<=n enough to apologize to our Curator of Reptiles, and
retract y our statement concerning the blank check approach to
'remodeli ng" the Reptile Building.
Very truly yours,
Jack C. Delius
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation
JCD:bjw
cc:
Mr. W. J. Armstrong
Mr. W. A. Xanten
Mrs. Margaret A. Dankworth, Executive Sec. AAZPA
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C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
March 6, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GE N ERAL M A N A GER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
Jack Delius
SUBJECT: Piedmont and Harris Triangle - New Fountain
Thank you for my copy of your letter to Mr. Jack Adair
of March 2, 1967, regarding the plaque and the dedication
of the above park.
We are proceeding to have the plaque cast and it will take
several weeks. The trees and other plants have been hand
picked by A. P. Brindley, our Parks Engineer, and we hope
the Purchasing Department will release the purchase order
to Monroe Nursery this date.
We have requested the fountain supplier to expedite the
shipment o f the mechanism that goes in the basin. Delivery
is being quoted to us from 4 to 6 weeks. I think it would
be advisable to h a ve the park completely planted, the
fountain in operation, and the plaque installed before
having a formal dedication.
The Parks Committee has not decid~d on a name for the tri angle but we are referring to it in our resolutions and in
our d e partmental f iles as the Pie dmont and Harris Triangle.
I th i nk it would be best if we would o f ficially name it
thi s but re f er to the f ountain as the 11 Adair Fountai n". We
alre ady have an Ad a i r Park .
I hav e a ske d Jimmy Little to h a ve a f orma l resolut i on wi th
the seal o f t he Ci ty f{ ~del i vecy to Mr. Adair.
JCD:bjw
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Atlant . G r gia
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}.. l'Ch 6 , 1967
c. Deliu , Genora.:J.
Par·s and l ere tion
Atlanta, Georgia 303:>3
r:x·. Jack
De r .
an.a er
, Delius:
Thank you for your promptne a in 100 i ug into :my su.
stio:n to
ayor
len that
• -:i.lbur .6.urtz ,
• be memorialized v1th Uttlo
"Cont'ede r te Park 1' .
trip of . ode ( som si:i; a.er s} runnina
raJ.1
to
offered fr
tot City y ~ s o, t.ut it i my undering t t i t
nov r accepted by tb City. Uow that the adj eent
1e up for re-zoning, .t ti tion Z- 66- 2 0 - D, and the •valop ra
to
noro chi
on tb park ar , thi ia to e k t t you pl •?
oc
1t
or th City. Other than be.ck t x s th r is no znon
tied up in this · x
and t
deT lo er , by claimi
thi , ,tlveo t, m
, a er d
ty
hould b
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to
G
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that you think th ba,st thing to
n tural oondi tion encour o
to
undor it j risdic·1on,
to worry a ,ut r
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�March I, 1967
Mr. Beverly M. DuB e , Jr .
627 Tr t C"'.l,&Ji~ny of Georgia Building
Atl ta, Geo>rgia
30303
D
r
verly:
I ackno ledg r ceipt of your letter regardia th
l
ti
of tb ' 'Ge eral. 11
ck D llus to give c

ideri ·on t
Sine rely your ,
Sr.
IA:Jr/br
CC: Mr. Jack Delius
�M reh 1 , 1967
o Ch rl
L. D vi
Comptr ller
City of tl nt
Atl n , G rgia 30303
Der Ch rl
1
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p g
It my
ell be th t I ill have to co
b ck to you nd
sk for you to fre ze dd tion l poei tion so · .s tto ccrue
more th n $ 8 , 000 in order to c · rry on th se various
nd
unorthodox progr
s.
I i nt to h ve
thy com off
nd h l p , I
d up for tbi
sut1tvnetr so th t
th nking you ·or your ssi
Cor
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p
JCD:bjw
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Hon .
Mr .
l
Jr .
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lius
g r of
R er tion
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nee
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January 16, 1967
lanie Moore
215 Piedmont Avenue, N.E.
Apartment 701
Atlant , Georgi
30312
Miss
De r Mi s Moor :
Thank you for your letter of January 8 , 1967 to the
Honor ble Iv n All n, Jr. regarding the po ibility
of addle horses t Pi droont Park.
The tables you refer to at Pi drnont Park r used
for work hop and storage . We d p rat ly n d
addition 1 ar as and could not imagine giving up
thi
pace at th pre ent time unl ss it could be
replaced by
modern adequ te werehou e .
Horses r provid d t Ch stein Memorial Park but vn
thi f rout r posing eriou problem which t thi
to
mo nt re cau ing th Ald rrn nic
Committ
conaid r th elemination of hors
11
rk r s.
We r elize the recreation 1 v lu
ridibg but r gret that w · c nnot
Pi dmont P rk.
Th nking you
cco
you
gin for your 1 tt r, I
Cordi lly,
J ck c .
G ner 1
P rk
JCDabjv
ce,
Hon . Iv n All n, J r . /
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Manager of
and R er tion
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C
TY OF ATLA
DEPARTMENT
of
PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
January 30, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
Mr. Charles L. Davis
Comptroller
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Re:
EOA's Recreation Funds
Dear Charles:
1-..s you know by nm,r , Economic OJ:portuni ty tlant:
slashed from their budget appropriation all funds
rtaining to Recreation and therefore cancelled as of December
31, 1966 the three separate and distinct contracts under
which this department of City Government carried out
specialized recreation programs. These programs were
namely the Neighborhood Playlot l ·rogram, Summer Recreation
and Job Opportunity for Youth (Operation Champ), and
recreation for senior high rise apartment dwellers. It is
the opinion of the undersigned and Mis s Carmichael that
the neighborhood playlot program takes priority over the
t wo other projects. This opinion is one shared in by
Mayor Allen.
The number of playlots continues to grow as we attempt to
meet the needs and demands of citizens in deprived areas.
It is anticipated that Ne will shortly have a total of
twenty-one neighborhood playlots, t,m of ,,'lhich involve
the renting of dwellings for a year-round type operation.
Since the cancellation of EOA funds, we have continued
operating a few of these playlots on a part-time b asis,
good •;reather permitting. The hasic expense involved is
one of salaries and the rather substantial expense of
renting outdoor toilets. Salaries are being charged to
account 780C, Extra Help, Umpires, etc. and the renting
of the portable john s is being charged to 771C. Account
780C does not contain sufficient appropriations to carry
on a full time summer program at these twenty-one
locations.
For your information, the following playlots either exist
or are under construction or in the negotiating stage;
A
�Mr. Charles L. Davis
Page Tl-TO
1.
Rhodes St. Between Sunset D Vine (Vine City)
2.
Magnolia and Maple (Vine City)
3.
373 Thurmond St., N. ~J.
4.
Merritts E. Bedford (Buttermilk Bottoms)
5.
Gilham Park on ~Jade Ave. (Blue Heaven)*
6.
~lylie & Tye (Cabbage To"l>m)
7.
Connally St. near Richardson (Summer Hill) *
8.
McDaniel at Georgia Ave. (Mechanicsville)
9.
Haygood
&
(Lightning)
Crew (Summer Hill)
10.
255 Dodd Ave. Recreation Center (Mechanicsville) **
11.
~·1indsor St. near Richardson (Mechanicsville)
12.
Park Ave.
13.
Haynes and Foundry Sts., N ; ;J. (Lightning) - proposed
14.
Per ry Blvd. a nd Lively St., N. ~J" (Perry Home s ) - pro po s ed
15.
Hardee St . at Arberdeen (B l u e Heav e n) - pro po s ed
16 .
Huff Rd. area in northwest Atlanta - pro po s ed
17.
Arlingto n Cir ., N.~1.*
18.
533-539 Central Ave.
l C? .
Plunkett Tm•m - to be located
20.
Bender St .
21 .
81 Little St ., S. E. Recreati o n Center ( Summe r Hill )












&
Lansing St., S. E . - no lea se
s .·. 1.
s. :-J. - to b e located
These are park properties owned by the Parks Department.
Houses and lots are leased for $100 per month.
playlot s are l eased · fo r $ 1 . per year.
All other
wish to advise you of all the expense that we can think of
that will be encountered in the operation of these twenty- one
locations. Therefore, the following is our basic and minimum
requirements for the successful operation of the neighborhood
playlots for the summer of 1 9 67.
'i !e
�Mr. Charles L. Davis
Page Three
Playlots,
1967
Summer only
Salaries
•Je anticipate operating full time, six days a ,.reek, from
9 a.m. - 12 and 1 - 7 p.m., from Thursday, June 1 thru
Monday, Labor Day, September 4. This is a ninety-six
calendar day or eighty-two work day program. '::e will
staff each playlot vrith at least one Community Recreation
Leader making Range 34, $15.70 per eight hour day, $1. 9 6
per hour o l-.li Recreation Leaders ·will b e under the
direction of a Recreation Supervisor making Range 45,
$24.95 per eight hour day, $3.12 per hour. The Supervisor will work a total of 5 4 hours per week.
As the above list indicates, there are approximately
twenty-one playlots to operate. Of these, a total of
fourteen are existing and seven are under development
or the land is in the process of being leased. Each
lot will have supervision for a total of nine hours per
day, fifty-four hours per week, or eighty-two work days
for a total of 738 hours. A total for all lots of 1 4 ,760
man hours of Community Recreation Leaders time, amounting
to $38,929 .60; plus the Supervisors time amounting to
$2,302.56 for a grand Recreation salary total expense of
$31.232.16.
(830C)
Presently, four men each are ,_,rork ing thirty-two hours per
pay period doing clean- up and maintenance work on the
existing playlots . This fo ur man crew consists o f a Fark
Foreman II, (2) Labor Foremen II, and (1) Laborer. They
are paid straight ove rti me on the basis of a Park Foreman
II, Equipment Operator I, Labor Foreman II, and one
Laborer's pay.
I ,..,ould suggest this arrangement be maintained since most personnel declined to work overtime and
these individuals are willing to work.
Park Foreman II
earn $3.53 per hour; the Equipment Operator I is paid $1.88
per hour; Labor Foreman II is paid $2033 per hour; and the
Laborer is paid $1.5~ per hour. These men will be involved
in approximately ten pay periods at 32 hours per pay period
times $9.23 per hour for a total of $1,453.60.
{Maintenance
is a twelve month item - this figure is just for the summer)
Thus, total Recreation and Maintenance salary cost will be
$32,686.00.
1
r.-J e will keep as many . Recreation positions vacant as possible
during the winter months, thus hoping to accrue approximately
$32,000 to hire additional Community Recreation Leaders as
needed, in unnumbered positions, plus limited maintenance
expense, during this summero
�Hr. Charles L . Davis
Page Four
J:.uto l.llov-rance:
The Supervisor ·will draw $50 per month car allo1 ,rance. A
total car allowance will be for ~6 calendar days times $1.66
per day for a total of $15~.3 6 .
Transportation:
Last year ·we spent approximately $-1600 on transportation in
the playlot program alone not counting "Operation Champ" .
This year the Park s Jepartment's thirty passenger (for kids)
bus will be used to the maximum.
Children 1_.1ill be carried
to (1) Cyclorama, Zoo, and special lecture by herpetologist;
(2) State Capital, City Hall; (3) Greenhouses, Training
Center, lecture on insects b y ~r. Buchannan at Piedmont Pa r k .
Three trips p er lot times 20 lots is f. 0 trips in the 82 work
day program.
Games, Supplies l . Rentals :
(771C)
$100 per playlot times 20=
Portable toilet s a t $ ~0
per mo. t i me s 20 loc a tion s
times 3 mo. =
$2 ,000
2 , 4 00
$ 4 I ~-00
Ma i ntena n ce~
( 81 3C)
$100 per playlot x 20 =
Equi pment:
$ 2,000
( 570C)
11 lots to be equipped at
$ 200 each =
$ 2, 200
Special Proj e ct Expense:
( 771C )
Refreshments, awards day
p icnic - estimated
$2,000
Renta l s
255 Dodd Ave. is $100 per
mo. x 3 mo. =
$
300
81 Little St., S.E. (Summer Hil l) rent to be paid by Citizen's
Trust Co. as a donation to the City of Atlanta at $100 per
month.
Utilities:
(771C) - lights
Two houses at $10 per mo.
for 3 months==
$
60
�l'-1r. Charles L. Davis
Page Five
Account 714C:
(Fuel)
T·wo houses at $ 20 per month for the fall and winter if the
program is successful - not figured in this proposal.
~Je are holding to an average of 12 vacancies in the Recreation Division (Account 83OC} and we should come very close
to having a $ 32, 68E surplus for salaries. ·:re ask that you
make this money available in unnumbered positions for the
individuals involved in the operation of the playlots and
,.,re also ask that you authorize expenses for automobile
allowance amounting to $150. 36.


e ,., ill make every possible


effort to absorb the additional cost for games and supplies
,.,,hich we ,,rill charge to lkcount 771C; for maintenance to the
lots Hhich '.\re will charge to Account 8l 3C; for equipment
whi ch w·e , .r ill charge to Account 57OC; for special projects
expense which we ,_,rill charge to Account 771C ; and, for
rentals ,-,hich we will charge to i .ccount 771C.
•,Till b e as conservative as possih le b ut these are the·
figures arrived at after careful consideration and He are
advising you of the financial aspect at the earliest time
possible.


·! e


Althaigh Mayor Allen made no committment as to supporting us
in our desire for additional funds f or carrying on the
neighborhood playlot program I believe I am at liberty as
quoting him as saying to "Do your very b est to carry out this
top priority project and if you get into an impossir.le
situation financially, let me know, and perhaps some
emergency appropriations can be made, etc . . . . "
The above appears to solve the problem of summer operations
but leaves unansi:,r ered the long and beautiful fall and spring
days - and for that matter some ,.,rinter days - uhen the playlots should be operated. In addition, it appears \·1e will
have t,,.,o houses rented which ,.-.rill operate the year-round as
Recreation Centers in conjunction ,..-Tith the playlot program.
~Je must .:irrive at some solution as how to fund the salary,
supply and rental - utility expenses involved. I 1 ·1ould
hope that we i:muld not have to cut back existing and regular
services in order to carry out this vital program.
�Mr. Charles L. Davis
Page Six
Again, let me emphasize to you in writing that 1.ve are
sorry to bother you as busy as you are uith these details
and i.·re ~-.r ish to thank you for your usual fine cooperation,
and I am
Cordially,
Delius
neral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
JCD:bj,,1
cc :
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr. , Mayor : /
All h embers of the Park Committee
All Members o f the F inance Committee
I"·-lr . R. Earl Landers, Administrative Asst. to the J,iayor
Mr. Carl T . 3utherland, Director of Personnel
flr. :)an E. :3"weat, Jr., Dir. of Governmental Liason
Mrs . Grace Hamilton, Dir., Atlanta Youth Council
Niss Virginia Carmichael, Dir., Recreation Div.
Miss l\lberta Murch i son, Asst. :Jir. , Recr eation :Oi v.
Miss Jimmie Hims, Asst . .J ir . , Recre ation .Division
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TY OF
A
LANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
February 24, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
MEMORANDUM
GENERAL MANAGER
TO:
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
Jack Delius
Thank you for sending me a copy of your letter to
Mrs. L. W. Roberts concerning the report she had
prepared on the Atlanta Zoo. I agree substantially
with the report but Mr. Leftwich, the undersigned,
and Steve Dobbs all take exceptions to the remarks
made concerning Steve's qualifications. He is
certainly not a "lay Curator" but is a professional
in every sense of the word. Also, we take exception to the remark that we have given anyone a blank
check to remodel the Reptile House.
We are actively recruiting for a Zoo Director and
many of the changes which I realize must be made
and can be made will be more easily initiated and
operated with a professional director on the scene.
We appreciate your
that when you next
in good order •
. JCD: bjw
to the Zoo a nd I trust
a call you will find things
�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
February 23, 1967
JACK C . DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
Jack D9lius
Thank you for your memorandum of February 22 concerning the cleanliness of the Children's Zoo at Grant
Park. You are absolutely right that the area does
become untidy particularly on the weekend.
I propose the following corrective me a sures. The
addition of about ten to. twelve tra sh receptacles
strategically placed within the area ; a prisoner or
extra zoo att e ndant to constantly police the general
area ; the h i r ing o f a b ui ldi ng cleaner who will
constantly clean the restrooms in the Children' s Zoo
a s well as the other b uil d ings at Gr ant P ark .
As t o the short-cutt ing across the grass and through
the shrubbery, we have tr ied chain fences, sign s,
e x tra shrubs, e tc. I've come to t h e conclusion that
the smartest thing to do where pract ica l a nd whe re
esthetics will not be injured is t o actu a lly pave
the p ath s the way people are walki ng. This is being
d o ne in the deve lopment of a lot o f our modern p arks
and so we propose t o try i t o n a limited bas i s o f
the Children's Zoo and then go i nto it ful ly if it
prove s practical. Aga in, we will proceed cau tiously
so as not to disturb the gene ra l desi gn featu r es,
etc. o f th e Children's Zoo.
Thank you f o r your interest and I appreciate your
visit t o the Zoo .
J CD:bjw
Gr-
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February 20, 1967
Mrs o L. W. Robert, Jr.


959 Biltmore Hotel


Atlanta, GeoTgia
Dear Evie:
I appreciate yO\ll' s nding ine a copy o-f the report
you have had prepared on the AUanta Zoo.
I think it is a very good report and I am · ur the
Parks Committee will give consideration to the
recommendation •
Sincer ly your ,
lva.n Allen,
Mayor
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�FRIENDS OF THE ATLANTA ZOO
A Civic Organization
Mayor Ivan Allen, Honorary President
Mrs . L. W . Robert, Jr., President
Jesse Draper, Vice President
February 15, 1967
Freeman Strickland, Treasurer
Margaret A. Le itheiser, Executive Secretary
DIRECTORS
Mrs . James D. Robinson, Jr.
Mrs. Henry H. Ogden
Dr. John Richardson
Mrs. Wm. B. Harfsfield
Mrs. M. W. Wagar
Furma·n Smith, Jr.
Louisa Le Roux, Secretary
Dear Ivan:
We were extremely fortunate to be able to
get the help of these very bril liant men to
evaluate the Atlanta Zoo~ We feel it is an
excellent appraisal and hope you will read
i t carefully.
This brings my best to you in hopes tha t
we may soon get off the ground.
Sincerely, -
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Mrs~ L.
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Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr~
3700 Northside Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, Gaa 30305
Biltmore J./.otef


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':.·..:::-csscci by his l oyc;'.h,~ -~ -) "' Le zoo .


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I . ;,,·cp:::·s Ja ::rL, city z.oo.s
w 0r e
P2.ant,
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eci-,e,tJ.::.,;h ad
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sr;:al~ call e e-
The se l-:-'. er.a _:;· eri0s !': ad ::.o
'- _;_· c.:::t j_o .al values or e conomical ba sic fo
existing .


-~any c iti8s _· c, lizod


0-:her cities built 'll:'." :,:, 'ir zoos for educati onal prog2.~3.r.1s,
· ·_:'.. ~ .' -::-.~ ;_\·ealt: :'..e:.:· ci' .:..es bet:an to tal-:e inta ·est in the cons e~ vation
Toe.a/ , ·:.he.:::--e is a tendency to col7l'oine t hese val ue s , and in rcali t;;r ,
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Tf,c tn::'.'ee rr.ajor building s of t c Atlanta Zoo are outstandin3 .
·-.·..:.: ::..c:.::..r.gs ;1cre clean and uell r:ia.inta::..11ed .



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Some of the details n3cd
lacing swin~::.!\3 bar s in the c enter of the pJ. imate
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2"...lc :..:-.;.:, sin c e t _e bui l c.ing s a r e a lrca cy b"t.:i l t , it i3 u.n::1cc e ssa r y to
Th e l a ck of info r r.ia tive s i ~r,s is ·,rery di s tur bi~:.,s , and t h e l oss o:
oct -ca:.ioLal -.ral ue i s o viou s .




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, :~IYAL COLT,.~ TION
O.x.,er ,;ati n 3 :
Tr.er e are defini t8l y s orr:e aninals that s hould 'be
ahi~3 s s~ould b e off displ ay until t hei
h eal t h pr o bl eDs are s olved ,



Jr- e:xar.:ple , the s pot-t.ec. l eorard .




T:1cre s es;,,s to b e a lac~< of !:mr µo se i n t he col lectioi. :
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hi ~~!:"O Z, ::i .c .:.f _fes , and bi~d s .
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ouse .




By removing all but on.e goo d breeding pai r
o.:.
t2.:,c~~s, t .ere v1ouJ.d be roon fo :."' a pair each of cheet ahs , s c .. val,


.::..~.:n cats , hyenas, etc.


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2 ) Pr ir.1a.t
Pl ace G:i.bbons in t . e pr esent Pi[{tail cd nacaques 1
c&.:::;c ; obtain -a lega l orangut an; thus all rcpre entat iv s
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house i s cont r olled environm ntally, rar e an
di spl aye •
· ptil ? House.
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uimsua l
Consi e ril-,,g the house has never been ope
olle ction can be cons idered impressive .
t o t .e
As far a s it coul d
o dc~eIT.lined, there are no t anks t o displ ay pre aquatic t ur t les, for
exa.; ple, !a.ta mata and the African Soft s hel l; turtl es are very popul ar
ui.th t he public .
We r comm nd t hat r emodeling of the Reptil e House be hel d in
ab yanc
unti l a direct or is a ppointed so that a profes s ional can govern
its oper ation .
To a llow a lay curator ca rte blanche t o r organize and
r model a new building is fool i s h .
Profess ional curator s , such as Roger
Conant of Philadelphia, Herndon Dowling of New .York, or Earl Herald of
Sa.~ Franci s co, would be pl eased to survey t he workings of the building and
sugges t ·ways and means t o modify i t at the l east e.xpense s o i t could be
op ned tot
public .
(4.) Hoofed. Ani mal Exhibit .
These could be r i·: orked to display
interesting species which would help conservation of t hreatened species .
As it is now, t he few donkeys, etc . is an extremely uni nt erest ing exhibit.
(5 ) Childr en ' s Zoo.
This was seen under wint er conditions but it
i s obvious that a better colle ction of animals could be obtained 1 i . e .
pigIT".iy goats, llamas, and Fallow deer .
Some of the wild babies t hat are
born at the zoo (lions, t igers , monkeys , bears ) coul d be incorporated
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, , ja~- ~ in th e green ho;1ses 1·rit
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, o c;":af: ~c!"!)C s c o'Uld cond1.:ct tours,
_,·. c.s.l sctools .
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-ivc L cc lectures,
There is a n endless lL;t of ways to promot e :-"!o-~e
t:-:e educational asp ect of the zoo .



C':'CUiSION




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z.:;o is lacr:inc3 in imaginatior. .
An cxa.rnpJ~ 9:_ l'OH
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r. .:; ~.-or·~~ed ir::,o t:1e p e s erJ.t physical s et11p t o rna.l< e it !:lore attrac tive is
-,,.,~ 2.c ::.in"' r:o.ca1-1s to the planted ar ea s o f t he Prim.ate House, and sJ.1.all


~ ::c::.e: s ·,:o, 1 ld do vcc":· ".· :ell ir, the waterfall areas of t ..G 7cl:.,.o :-:oucu.



·.r.r.::l~::;::-•..,i 'Te ::mt side ca g es could b e bui].t to hous e t h e ccr.!?:lon :::1.onkcys anc.






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I.,a,nds cape walks acros s fro m the bears coul d pass through
Far:-: a,,d pa ddo ck fences coul d en close an unused ar ea
or . o
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959 ::.l'cmo;,"e .-otel
A~ l n~, Georgia
Ja ar M s. Robert :
Tha
you for s endin0 me the inf o rmat o .. cone e r .ling
nt
t' e op n· g for Zoo Director in the city of At
Q
Earl·" er• I h d expres sed a n interest i .. th s posit i on ..


oweve r, t e salary r ange, a s established.s> is not high


n oug
o that I can jus t ify making an applicationo
I hav e ~ea ·d a great deal of t he develop
nt
nd
potent· al of the Atlanta Zoo.I) and I am sur e I wold
nj o y an s sociation with t and with t he Friends of
· .. e ..
an a Zoo ..
It i
u nf ortunat e that family fin n i
con iderat:on precludes me f rom submitting an appl "cat on.
do hop y ou_ search for a competent z oo direc t or is
suc c essf , l .
Truly yours~
MET . DIST . ZOOL. GARDENS
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Director
�FRIENDS OF THE ATLANTA ZOO
A Civic Organization
Ma y or Ivon Allen, Hono rary President
February 15, 1967
Mrs. L. W. Robert, Jr., President
J e sse Drape r, Vice Presid e nt
Freemo n S tri ckland, Tre asurer
Ma rgare t A. Le ith eise r, Executive Secretory
DI RECTO RS
Mrs. J ames D. Ro b inson, Jr.
M rs. Henry H. O g d en
Dear Jack:
Dr. J oh n Richardson
Mrs. W m. B. Hortsfield
Mrs. M. W . W a g ar
Fur man Smith, J r.
Louisa le Ro ux, Secre tary
We were extremely fortunate to be able
to get the help of these very brilliant men
to evaluate the Atlanta Zoo. We feel it is
an excelient appraisal and hope you will
read it carefully.
This brings my best to you in hopes that
we may soon get off the . g round~
Sincerely,
Mrs. L;
Mr~ Jack Delius
Pa rks Department
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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n c;.or t on Visit to Ath.nta Zoo on Januar;;r 28, 1967
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1967 the undcr:::;ir;n cd v:i.::,itcd the Atl,:i.nta Zoo.
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· -~ ·.::.- cs co ,,·:~e..:l :)y t h e zoo forem.:i.n.
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Mr. Dilbeck showed us every c·ou.rtcsy
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oy his loyalt;y to the zoo.
'_·;-::..s rc;_xl:..~t is di vi dcd into tn:c ee p0.Y·ts:


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!',r:.::.r.·2.l Coll e ct ion, -and III. Conclusioif:· -
In ye2.rs pa s t , city zoos were e:Jtablished to exhibit a small coll ec:-: . .:,:1
o:
ar.i;-:,2.ls , in o ther words, a menaeei·ie.
These i;nenageries c,a d-no
sc:.c2-c,icr:al val ues or economical basis for existing.
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Hany · ci ti .;)S ::.'ca.lizcd
i: ·a·.-:in 6 }:Owe:- of animals and · began to build up their zoos for tourist
2·;:,J._,_ ·c3. ct::.ons.
Oth er cities built up their zoos for educational programs,
· ·r;:.. . .: . -c,r.c ,-:calthic::.." cities began to t ake interest in the c onservation
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With this




·----~_:_c3o~r..~, in rrd.nd ., this report is 1irittcn.






·--::--,o -_,:-,:2e e ma jor building s o f the Atlanta Zoo a re out standing .
·.:-, __ : _:_r' :_;1g s ·.-1 cre clean and well maintained.
All
Some of t he details need
·: -~ - :·o·;int::, s u c h a s placing swinginG bars in the center of the primate
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'l'h , ou.t ::;id c co.r; cs on t he ::;n:;:1.ll cat l :i.no arc c:xtrc:-;-i cl;y ::;r.i:-i.11 <'.l. n d
--~ ,;-_ :)c ::' CHO l' l·~ cd for better run::,.
·:·.:·~ c~ul c:
oe
The bear dens arc very unatt 1·a ct i ve
i n:provod by land3capin:; and pa.intinr, .. The hoof cd ~nir;;,,.l
,_.' c2.. ::-. ~..:c,: s a ~ood l.:cnd scape plan to provide shade and prevent e:::-osic:.-1.
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,1., _•_,
':';10 2.ac;..: of outside cages attached to th0 buildings is very notice2

c.,J.c '.J ,t ::,ir.:.c c the buildings are already built, it is unnecessary to
c:t::.J.:.i c :..zc -~hi s disadvantage •
The la.c-;. ;: of informative signs is very disturbing, and the loss of
.::<;.;.c2..".-,ior:al val u e is obvious.
II .
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O~,ccrvr.tions :
There are definitely some animals that sho·cUd be




·c·:ovcc. from display, i.e. tailless Jaguar and Black Leopard.






Some


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9.ls shoul d b e off display until their health problems are solved,


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~,--; : · c.-::am.pJ.e , t he spotted leopard.


There seems to be a lack of purpose in the coll ection:
, . ·'." ·,,--:,: ~:;-, ~.ion. s , ti ~ers, Pi gtailed macaques, and chir.tJianzees; while absent
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.1. 0-:: r.: _ _-.n~~,q_- ~j_ons :
hippo s, giraffes, and birds.
Rework collection so there is an array of animals
·:.:. ·-.. t;::, ~8J:~·. . . s0nts the anirnal· .k ine dqn1.
·,: 1 ) f eline House.
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By removing all but one good breeding pair of
t~c crs, there would be room for a pair each of cheetahs, serval ,
c at s , nyena s , etc.
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Place Gibbon3 in the proscnt Pigtailed macaques•
a lcc .:i.l orangutan; thuG all represontatives of the ~pcs are
Since t ho house is controlled environmentally., rare and .unusua l
$:~3cir.:o;.: s ccul d be displayed.
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Considering the house has never been open. to the


_:;·,1b::::..ic, t h0 collection can be considered impres~ive.


1:,e:
As far as it could
c:.e:, ccrrr.ir.ed, ther e are no tanks to display pure aquatic turtles., for
c.::-:x::iplc, r-1:tta mata and the African Soft shell; turtles are very popular
We recor.muend that r emodeling of the Reptile House be held ii.1
~bcy~nce until a director is appointed so that a professional can govern
its operat i on .
To allow a lay curator carte ·blanche. to reorganize and


tc:::odol a new building is foolish.


Professional curators , such as Roger
Con"'nt, of Philadelphia, Herndon Dowling of New .York., or Earl Herald of
S2.11 Francis co, would be pleased to survey the workings of the building and





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Ofene~ t o the public .
(L,) Hoofed Animal Exhibit.
Tl1es e could be r·eworked to display
ir.tc r 0sting species which woul d help conservation · of threatened species.
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i t is now., the few donkeys., etc. is an extremel y uninteresting exhibit.
(5) ChildTen 1 s Zoo .
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This was seen under wint er conditions but it
obvious that a better collection of animals could be obtained., i.e.
pi g:-..y goats , llama.s, and Fallow deer.
Some of the wild babies that are
bo~n at tho zoo (lions, tigers, monkeys., bears) could be incorporated
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8, 1967
~;2 . ~-LJ t;1::;~, :r-t.::i.ch aY"! ar;c when it Lj no l onger ::mf e · to keep thcr1 in
<1.
'.Tith a l:i.ttlc thoueht, physically, tld.::; ccct io1; c011ld ·
. ·-·- . ' ' . -··- ----···n::; ~-;r,:n·ovc:d f or a cJ.oser association between the children ai.1d tbc. animal!J .
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Even without a birdhouse, a eood collection conl cl be




·c:~.,::r~: l.::.rsc oi::.·ds mixed with .the hoofed stock , parrots on outs:i.ci.'c






c:·.,..,::..-·.s ) ~.:::.rs in t he sreen houses uith the alligators, and s er.ri.- J.-;:;_·o~ical
(7) I:-i:pi·ovement is r.eeded in the cooperation betwoen the zoo arn:i
t::2 c.::--...:cat ional sy ctem t hat controls the science room in the Primate House.
~c:c :;taf: I:""t0rr10ers c ould conduct tours, eive free lectures, and tak:e ani mals
'.:.o ·;:,:1c local schools .
There is an endless lis t of ways to promote more
i;-:.-'.:.c:·c st ir. the eciucational aspect of the zoo.
7ne zoo is l a cki ng in imagination.
An example of how animals could
be ·,.co:::-:<::e.:l. i nto the present physical setup to make it more attractive is
8Y adC:.::.nz m-.caws to t he planted areas of the Primat e House, and small
.'.':..nc '.".cs -t!ould do v ery wel l in the 1vaterfall areas of tl1e ~elin0 Hou:::;e .
c~e rcc~i v e:::; the impre ssion of always being indoors.
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~rs . L. W. Robert, Jr. President
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At l ant a , Ge org ia
Dear Mrs. Robert:
Thank you for sending me the information concerning
the _ ope ning for Zoo Director in the city of Atlanta.
Earl ier I had expressed an interest in this position.
Howeve r 1 th e salary range, as established, is not high
enou gh so that I can justify making an application.
I have heard
great deal of the development and
pctential of the Atlanta Zoo, and I am sure I would
0nj oy an a 3sociation with it and with the Friends of
the At l ant a Zoo. ·
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do hope y our search for a competent zoo director i s
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MEMORANDUM
TO
Jack Delius
FROM
Ivan Allen, Jr .
I have had a number of people complain to me about the
cleanliness of the Children' s Zoo at Grant Park.
From personal observation, I would say that it is maintained
not on an unclean basis, but an untidy basis.
I think perhaps some of the untidiness is brought about by
the he vy density of traffic on certain days , plus the fact
that in many instances they are short-cutting across the grass
and through the sh•ubbery, rather than staying on the walks .
I would ugge t that you eonsid r a simple single tr n of
link chain to prevent people from walking across certain areas.
S condly, that you in titute a con tant clean-up, pick•up service
in the e particular areas to be certain that there are never any
ign of untidine
such as cigarette butts, gum wrapper ,
paper, etc.
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�February 10, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO
Jack Delius
FROM
Ivan Allen, Jr .
I have a note that the Parks Committee asked that I receive
a portion of the minutes held on January 10th.
Please instruct the Parks Committee that I am to receive
the complete minutes from each meeting.
IAJr:am
�January 10, 1967
The regular monthly meeting of the Aldermanic Parks Committee was
held January 10, 1967, at 2:00 P.M. in Committee Room #2 , City
Hall. Present were Messrs. Buddy Fowlkes , Q. V. Williamson, and
Everett Milli can. Also present were Messrs. Jack C. Delius,
Stan Mar tin, F. W. Boswell, J. D. Chamblee and Thomas F. Choyce,
Associate City Attorney. The minutes o f the previous meeting
were approved.
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Mr. Choyce advised the Committee that Mr~ Henry L . Bow.den, City
Attorney, had turned over to him the matter o f the loco~otive,
which wa s originally placed at Southeastern Fair Grounds by the
Parks Department. He further advised that, legally, the locomo tive still b-elongs to the City of Atlanta. Mr. Millic an made a
motion that the City claim its title to the train and a sk the
Atlanta and West Point Railroad to find a suitable location for
temporary storage. Mr. Millican added that the Parks Departmen t
shou ld contact the Southwestern Corporation to see if the train
may be placed as an exhibit in Six Flags Over Georgia, the City
at all times retaining title to the locomotive. Mr. Williamson
seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Mr. Choyce also informed the Committee that the Parks Department
does, in fact, have the right by virtue o f dedi cation to use for
park p ;.1rposes the triangular parcel of p rope rty at Tremont Drive.
Mr. Choyce stated that he had obtained a deposition from ~arie
Coney, who stated in part that, when she was sold treproperty that
she n ow owns, she was told that this triangular piece of property
was to be used for a park for the children in the neighborhoo d .
She furthe r stated that she had lived there since 1949 and had
always tho'..1ght of this property as being a park. A Mr. Bennett,
who sold the property to Marie Coney, has said that he would also
be wil ling to give a deposition. The Com..~ittee directed Mr. Delius
to obtain an accurate survey of the property before a final decision
as to its use is made.
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Mr. Delius presented a resolution to pay Mrs. Josephine Davis,
Recreation Leader, an employee of the departm,ent since 19 46, time
lost due to illn~ss, in addition to her accumulated sick time, not
to exceed sixty days beginning December l, 1966. This resolution
was a pproved by the Committee.
Mr. Delius presented a letter from Mr . s. A. Furlong, dated
Janua ry 1, 1967, requesting that retirees be allowed to play golf
at a reduced rate of . 75¢. The Committee took no action on this
request and asked that the letter be filed.
M:i: - . De liu s advised the Commi ttee that he had received a note from
~r. Tom Bradley, Evangelist, thanking him f or his 1966 park pass
and ask ing that the pass be renewed for 1967. The Committee denied
this request.
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Mr. Delius reiterated the fact that all EOA funds for recreation
have bee n cut off as of December 31, 1966. Mr. Delius f urther
explained that we have been opera ting under three different
contracts with EOA funds - senior high rise program, neighborhood
playlot program, and sum~er recreation program (Operation Champ).
Mr . Delius stated that EOA has now asked that the City assume their
recreation programs. Mr. Delius inform3d the Committee that it
would be impossible for the Parks and Recreation Department to
continue to carry on the three programs we have operated i n the
past on City funds alone without curtailing other existing
recreation programs. He stated that the senior high rise program
already has been terminated. Mr. Millican directed Mr. Delius to
write a letter to Mr . Charles Davis, City Comptroller, with copies
to the Mayor and all members of the Finance Committee, setting
forth in itemized form the expenses involved in continuin-J these
pro9rams, st ressing the fact that these activities will have to be
curtailed unless financial help is fo~thcoming, and asking for
their direction in this matter.
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There being no further business to come before the Committee, the
meeting was adjourned.
Respe ctfully submitted,
Secretary
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTM E NT o f PARKS
Offi ce of Ge neral Man ager
Atlanta, G e org ia
3030 3
February 10, 1967
J ACK C . DELIU S
GENERA L
MANAGE R
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
I wish to advise that I will be out o f the City from
Friday evening, February 10 through Monday evening,
February 13, 1 9 67. I may be reached at the Sheraton
Hotel in Tampa~ Florida.
In my absence Mr. Pierce Whitley, Assistant General
Manager, will be in charge of the dep artment.
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Ge e r a l Manager of
Park s and Recreation
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All Member s of the Park s Committee
�February 10 , 1967
Hon. John M. Fl nigen
245 ·Third Avenue , S . E.
Atlant , Georgia 30317
Dear
Mr.
Flanigen:
Thank you very much for my copy of your letter to Mr .
Left ich of February 8, 1967 dealing with th needs at
the 1esley Avenue Park .
everal months go , lderrnan O. V. Williamson nd
Alderman Buddy owlkes nd the under gned
t ith
citizens of the Wesley Avenue re
nd discussed the
n ds of th p rk .
1e explained to them that the
C pital Improvement Budget ould be m d up shortly
aft r January 1, nd we rould do our very best to include
funds for W sly Av nue .
Our tot 1 P rk lmprov
nt Budget v ilabl for c pit l
Improvements is only $302 , 590. It as not po sibl to
fin nee th Community
er tion Building for · sley
Avenue during fi c l 1967: ho v r, $10,500
llocat d for f ncing ($2500) nd lighting of the b seb 11
fi . ld ($ 000) • W
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le to out of
me surplu in
our 1966 Budg t to buy lights for th multipl u e
court nd tenni
rea in the park. By copy of thi
l tter, I am
king Miss Virgini C rmieh 1 , Dir ctor
o
ecr tion, to dvi
you s to the typ of 1 d rship nd upervised r er tion
in off rd in thi
n ighborhood.
�Hon. J.M . Flanigen
Page Two
I~ is certainly true that vandalism is going on at this
and most other parks . Our workers have actu lly been
shot at on two separ te occasions whil doing survey
work within the p rk and our Labor Foreman was ch sed
through the park by a loc l citizen who was suffering
from the effects of glue sniffing.
We ppreciate your interest in We ley Avenue and wish
to ssur you that we too would like to h ve sufficient
funds to build a first cl ss community building·, however ,
we h'ave programed no buildings in any of our 1967
pro jects because of limit of funds
Cordially~
c. Delius
Gener 1 Manger of
P rk
nd Recr tion
Jack
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Hon . Ivan All n , Jr . , Mayor v
Hon . Ch rli Left ich
Mr. Charl
Turner , 1567 P xon Ave . ,
Mis
Virgini
Carmiche l
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F e bruary 10, 196 7
ATLA1'"TA , C A . 30303
Tel. 522 -41i63 Arc a Code r.04
iVAN ALL EN , JR ., MP.YOR
R. EAR L Lh i;orn s, Adm i nis trat,vc Ass i stant
MRS . ANN M. rti OSES , E,e cutivc Sec ret ary
DAN £. SWEAT, JR., Director of Gove rnmenta l Li ais on
Mr . John Mo hr
Division o f L and D evelo p1nent
D epa r tment o f Housin g a nd
Urban D e v el opme nt
Room 21 4
17 30 E :::.::: ee t , N . W .
Washi 1gton , D. C .
D ear Mr . Mo hr :
In r e sponse to y our telephone call on ·we dnesda y , February 8 ,I am attachin g a s heet with the run - down o pa r ks acquir ed un de r
the Open Space Pr og r am, total a cre age , and annu al anticip ated
par t icipation .
The Parks and Re c reation D ivis ion compiled these fi g ur es on
the basis of a ctual programs i n six parks which are partially
developed and by estimated annual participation figur es of
undcvclop · d parks.
The figur es o.n anticipated participation
we re deve lope d from actua l p arti c ipation figures of existing
· recreation pro g rams in establis hed parks using all as pects of
public recre ation. Some exan1ples of typ es of r e creati on u sed
are: low or ganized games, or g ani zed athletics and le ague play ,
music, dancing, arts and crafts , teen clubs, G olden A ge
a ctivities , c a mp i ng , etc .
Six of the par ks acquired under the Open Space P rogram are
pa rti ally developed and serving the public now. In addition,
the Parks Department currently has unde r deve l opment in 196 7
Clev eland Avenue, Benteen, Shady Valley, Waters, C oll i er
Driver, and E1npire B oulcva:::-cl :?a:i.·~-;:s. A.Lte r c alendar year
19 6 7 only two parks w ill rer..-,.ai.--.. w~·~:1 ;10 ckvelopn1c nt, Gun C lub
and Browns Mill. Planning for the devdoprne::-it of these two
�Mr. Mohr
P ::ige Two
Fe b rua ry 10, 196 7
parks is g oing ahead and they w ill be s c heduled for d eve lopment
at an early date..
If you require any other i nformation r ega rding the O pen Spa ce
Pro g r am in Atlanta , p l ease feel free to call on us.
S incerely yours,
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Parks Manage r
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Annua l Parti c ipation
7.9
29 , 98 1
Peyt o n R oa d
1 5 . 6')
4 2~ 3 2 0
Ha r pe r
17 . 7 6
38, 95 7
Cl eve l and A ve n u e
5. 8 6
18 , 43 0
Bente en
9. 8 1
28 , 6 4 4
11. 0 8
3 0,2 2 2
·wa ters
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Unive r s ity
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T h o masv ille
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4 2. 9
7 9, 8 72
C o llie r Driv e
14 . 5 8
4 0, 155
Empir e Boulevar d
10 . 0
25, 26 0
158 . 8
110, 16 8
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Shady V a ll e y
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February 3, 1967
Mr . ack C . Deliu
Gener 1 M nager of
Park· and R creation
City of Atlanta
City Hall
AU nt , Georgia
D a r Mr . D liu :
In response to yo r 1 t rd ted J nu ry 19, 1967 regarding the
wording to be used on th plaqu for the p r at Piedmon and
H rri , we suggest the follo ing ordi
· ch chan es yours
only a little :
" The City of Atl anta gr t fully ac no ledges
a do_ tio by ack Ad ir fox
fountain in
com .emoration of the 10 h annivers ry of
Ad ir
lty and Lo n Co. "
Cordi lly your ,
Jae Adair
ja-acl
cc: H norable I a
11 n, Jr . , Mayor /
�February 7 , 1967
Mr . J . c rruth
tokes
Citizens Tru t Comp ny
965 Hunter St , ,
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Atlanta , Georgm 30314
ar Mr. Stokes a
Mr . Stan M rtin , Parks Administrative Assistant , has
dvised me th t your institution is inter sted in
joint venture with the Atlant Jaycees nd this dep rtm nt of th City of Atl nt to provide a Recre tion
Center in the Summerhill rea nd more p rticularly
located et 81 Little St . , S.E.
re ind ed pleased and indebt d to your fin organiillingne s tor nov te the structur
of th n ded
nd to provid a I under t nd it so
We
z tion for your
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rtin has dvised me th t you anted in writing
our offer to furnish on full-ti
Recr tion L d r
to oper t th Cent r during the hour th t th Jaye es
cannot st ff it b cu
of th ir bu in
co ittm nt,
tc.
Mr ~
Th r for , I i h to form lly
vi e you th t th
er
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Divi ion of th
p rtm nt of Park and R creation will
furnish on £ u ll-ti
R er tion L d r d.Uring the dur tion
th O r tion .
of
Th nkinq you ag in for your
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�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT
of
PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
January 30, 1967
JAC K C . DELIUS
GENERA L MANAGER
Mr. Charles L . .:Javis
Comptroller
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Re:
EOl'. 1 s Recreation Funds
Dear Charles:
l--.s you know by now , Economic Or;portuni ty Atlanta has had
slashed from their budget appropriation all funds pertaining to Recreation and therefore cancelled as of December
31, 1966 the three separate and distinct contracts under
whi ch this department of City Government carried out
specialized recreation programs. These programs were
namely the Nei ghborhood Playlot frogram, Summer Recreation
and Job Opportunity for Youth (Operation Champ), and
recreation for senior high rise apartment dwellers.
It is
the opinion of the undersigned and Miss Carmichael that
the neighborhood playlot program takes priority over the
two other projects. This opinion is one shared in b y
Mayor Allen .
The number of playlots continues to grow as we attempt to
meet the needs and demands of citi zen s in deprived areas .
It is anticipated that we wi ll shortly have a total of
twenty- one neighborhood playlots, tNo of ,,,hich involve
the renting of dwellings for a year-round type operation.
Si nce the cancellation of EOA funds, ,..,.e have continued
operating a few of t h ese play lots on a part -time basis ,
good ;reather permitting. The ba si c expense involved is
one of salaries and the rather substantial expense of
renting outdoor toilets.
Salari e s a re being charged to
account 780C, Extra Help, Umpires, etc. and the renting
of the portable johns is being charged to 771C. Account
780C does not contain sufficient appropriations to carry
on a full time summer program at these twenty-one
locations.
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For your information, the following playlots either exist
or are under construction or in the negotiating stage;
�Mr. Charles L. Davis
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1.
Rhodes St. Between Sunset & Vine (Vine City)
2.
Magnolia and Maple (Vine City)
3.
373 Thurmond St., N . ~J . (Lightning)
4.
Merritts f.. Bedford (Buttermilk Bottoms)
5.
Gilham Park on ~Jade Ave. (Blue Heaven)*
6.
~lylie & Tye (Cabbage To"m)
7.
Connally St. near Richardson (Summer Hill)*
8.
McDaniel at Georgia Ave. U,lechanicsville)
9.
Haygood
&
Crew (Summer Hill)
10.
255 Dodd Ave. Recreation Center (Mechanicsville)**
11.
~-lindsor St. near Richardson (Mechanicsville)
12.
Park Ave. & Lansing St ., .3.E. - no lease
13.
Haynes and Foundry Sts., N .'.J. (Lightning) - proposed
14.
Perry Blvd. and Lively St., N . ~J. (Perry Homes) - proposed
15.
Hardee St . at Arberdeen (B lue Heaven) - proposed
16.
Huff Rd. area in northwest Atlanta - proposed
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Arlington Cir., N. :1. *
18.
533-539 Centra l Ave • .s ;,T.
19.
Plunkett Town - to be located
20.
Bender St.
21.
81 Little St., S.E. Recreation Center ( Summer Hill)





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These are park properties owned by the Parks Department.



Houses and lots are leased for $100 per month.




All other
playlots are leased for $1. per year.
\Jewish to advise you of all the expense that we can think of
that will be encountered in the operation of these twenty-one
locations. Therefore, the following is our basic and minimum
requirements for the successful operation of the neighborhood
playlots for the summer of 1967.
�Mr. Charles L. Davis
Page Three
Playlots, 1967
Summer only
Salaries
' l e anticipate operating full time,
six days a ,1eek, from
9 a.m. - 12 and 1 - 7 p.m., from Thursday, June 1 thru
Monday, Labor Day, September 4 . This is a ninety-six
calendar day or eighty-two work day program. :·:e will
staff each playlot ,,rith at least one Community Recreation
Leader making Range 34 , $15.70 per eight hour day, $1. ~6
per hour. J.:. 11 Recreation Leaders will b e under the
direction of a Recreation Supervisor making Range 45,
$24.95 per eight hour day, $3.12 per hour. The Supervisor will •:1ork a total of 5 4.- hours per \•reek.
As the above list indicates, there are approximately
t wenty- one playlots to operate. Of these, a total of
fourteen are existing and seven are under development
or the land is in the process of being leased. Each
lot will have supervision for a total of nine hours per
day, fifty-four hours per week, or eighty-two work days
for a total of 738 hours. A total for all lots of 1 4 ,760
man hours of Community Recreation Leaders time, amounting
to $38,920 .60; plus the Supervisors time amounting to
$2,302.5 6 for a grand Recreation salary total expense of
$ :r.r .232.1 6 .
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(830C)
Pre sently, f our men each are 1:rorki ng thirty-two hours per
p ay pe rio d doing clean- up a nd maintenance work on the
existing p lay lot s. Th i s f our man crew consists o f a F ark
Forema n II , ( 2) Labo r Fo r emen II, and (1) Laborer. They
are p aid stra ight overti me on the b a s is o f a Park Fore man
II, Equipment Opera to r I , Labor Fo r eman II, a nd one
Labo r e r' s p ay. I 1-10uld sugge st this a rra ng e me nt be ma intained s ince mo st per so n nel de c lined to wo rk o v e r t i me and
these individuals are willing to wo rk . Park Fo reman I I
earn $3.53 per hour; the Equipme nt Operator I is paid $1.88
per hour;- Labor Foreman II is pai d $2.33 per hour; and the
Laborer is paid $1.59 per hour. These men will be involved
in approximately ten pay periods at 32 hou rs per pay peri od
ti me s $9 .23 per hour for a total of $1, 453.60 .
(Maintenanc e
is a twelve month item - th i s figure is just for the summer)
Th us, tot a l Rec reat ion and Maintenance salary cost will be
$ ~ 6 86 .00.
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will keep as many Recrea t i o n positio n s v acant as pos s i b le
during the winte r mo nths , t hus h o pi ng t o a ccrue a p proximately
$32,000 to hire addi tiona l Commun ity Recreatio n Lead e rs as
needed, in unnumbered positio ns, plu s limited maintenance
expense, during this summer .
�Nr. Charles L. Davis
Page Four
J-:.uto l ,llowance:
_The Supervisor ·will draw $ 50 per month car allo~·rance. A
total car allowance will be for 06 calendar days times $1 . 66
per day for a total of $15~ . 36 .
Transportation :
Last year we spent approximately $4600 on transportation in
the playlot program alone not counting "Operation Champ".
This year the Park s Jepartment's thirty passenger (for kids)
bus will be used to the maximum. Children ~Till be carried
to (1) Cyclorama, ~oo, and special lecture by herpetologist;
(2) State Capital, City Hall; (3) Greenhouses, Training
Center, lecture on insects b y Jr. Buchannan a t P iedmont Pa r k.
Three trips p er lot time s 20 lots is f.- 0 trips in the 82 wo r k
day program.
Games, Supplies l . Rentals :
( 77 l C)
$100 per p l aylot time s 20=
Po rta ble toi lets a t $ ~0
per mo. times 20 loca t i ons
times 3 mo. =
$ 2,000
2 , 400
$ 4, ~-00
Maintenance~
( 81 3C)
$100 per playlot x 20 =
Equipment:
$2, 000
( 570C)
11 lots to be equipped at
$200 each =
$2 , 200
Special Project Ex pense : ( 771C)
Refre shme nts, awards day
picnic - e s t i ma ted
$2,000
Rentals
255 Dodd Ave . is $100 per
mo. x 3 mo.=
$
300
81 Little .St., S.E. (Summer Hill ) rent to be paid by Ci tizen's
Trust Co. as a donation to the City of Atlanta at $100 per
month.
Utilities:
(771C) - lights
Two houses at $10 per mo.
for 3 months=
$
60
�l-lr. Charles L. Davis
Page Five
Account 714C:
(Fuel)
Two houses at $20 per month for the fall and winter if the
program is successful - not figured in this proposal.
~Je are holding to an average of 12 vacancies in the Recreation Division (Account 830C) and we should come very close
to having a $32,686 surplus for salaries. ·.re ask that you
make this money available in unnumb ered positions for the
individuals involved in the operation of the playlots and
,.,re also ask that you authori z e e xpenses for automob ile
allowance amounting to $ 15~. 3 6 .


e 1 .d ll make every p os s i b le


effort to absorb the additional cost for games and supplies
which we will charge to Account 771C; for maintenance to the
lots Hhich •.-,e will charge to Account 81 3C ; for e q uipment
,..,hich we ·wi l l charge to Account 570C; f or s p ecial p rojects
e xpense which ·we ,1ill charg e to Account 77 1 C ; a nd , for
rent als 1-rhich ,,., e ·wil l charge to i.ccount 77 1C .
•,rill b e as conservative a s p ossih le b ut these are the·
f igures arrived a t after careful consid eration and He are
adv is i ng you of the f inancial asp ect at the ear liest time
p ossible.
"! e
Althrugh Mayor Allen made no committment as to s u pport i n g us
in o ur desire for additional funds f o r carrying o n the
nei ghborh o o d playlo t program I bel i e v e I am at l iberty a s
quo ting him as s aying t o " Do y our very bes t to c arry out t h i s
t o p priori ty project and if y ou g e t into an i mpossible
situation financially , let me kno w, and perhaps some
emergency appropriations can be made, etc . . • • "
The above appears to solv e the problem of summer operations
but leaves unanst.rered the long and beautiful f a ll and spring
days - and for that matter some Hinter days - ·when the playlots should be operated. In addition, it appears ·1e will
have t,,..,o houses rented vrhich ,,,,ill operate the year-round as
Recreation Centers in conjunction ,.-Ji th the play lot program.
~l e must urrive at some solution as how to fund the salary,
supply and rental - utility expenses involved. I ,..ould
hope that we ,.muld not have to cut hack existing and regular
services in order to carry out this vital program.
�Mr. Charles L. Davis
Page Six
.Again, let me emphasize to you in writing that we are
sorry to bother you as busy as you are 1.J'ith these details
and ,-re ,.- rish to thank you for your usual fine cooperation,
and I am
p ordially,
i
t .~
ck C. Delius
neral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
All r-:iernbers of the Park Cammi ttee
All Members of the Finance Committee
Mr. R. Earl Landers, Administrative Asst. to the .Nayor
Mr. Carl T. 3utherland, Director of Personnel
E r. :)an E. :3,,1 eat, Jr., :Uir. of Governmental Lia son
Mrs. Grace Hamilton, Dir., l'.tlanta Youth Council
I-1iss Virginia Carmichael, ;Jir. , Recreation Div.
Miss Alberta Murchison , Asst. :Jir., Recreation Div.
Miss Jimmie Mims, Asst . .0ir., Recreation Division
�C ITY OF ATLAN A
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
January 17, 1967
JACK C . DELIUS
G ENERAL M ANAG ER
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
Atlanta Municipal Theater's Winter Play Season will present
six shows this year. Performances will be Tuesdc:¥, Wednesday
and Thursday at 8:30 P.M.; Friday and Saturday at 6:30 and
9:30 P.M.; Sunday Matinee at 3 P.M. Chris Manos, the Theater's
General Manager, would like to offer to you as our Mayor one
(1) pair of tickets to one of the following six shows:
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
January 24 - ~anuary 29
THE ODD COUPLE
January 31 - February 5
GENERATION
February 7 - February 12
MARAT/deSADE
February 1 4
February 19
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
Fepruary 21 - February 26 & February 29 - March 5
LUV
March 7 - March 12
Please check the show, date and time, and return this letter to
the undersigned by January 20.
ck C . Delius
eneral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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�January 20, 1967
Mrs . Gwendolyn L . George
Principal
Daniel H. Stanton Sc hool
970 Martin Street, S . E .
Atlanta, GeoJ""gia
Dear Mr • George:
Thank you for your nic e letter of January 19th
and your inter - t in the Daniel Stanton Sc hoo
park.
M ay I as ur y, that we are working with the
Par Department on thi projec t a
Sine rely yo
Ivan Allen, Jr.
M ayor
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,
�Daniel H. Stanton School
970 Martin Street, s.E.
Atlanta, Georgia
January 19, 1967
Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.
City Hall
68 Mitchell Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Honorable Mayor I. Allen Jr.
Kindly accept our congratulations f or the wonderful services you
have rendered to the city of Atlanta. Best wishes for another
successful year.
We would like to solicit your assistance in speeding up the production of the Daniel H. Stanton School Park. We have met with park
officials and they assured the repre sentatives that all attent ion
would be given to this project. Up to the present date very little has
been done for the development of the park.
We do not have any recreational facilities in this area. The
children need and respond to any interest shown them and are ea ger to
participate in any activity.
Our school provides a good program for them but due to present
building construction we present l y have no recreational facilities.
Our playground i s envolved in the building program.
· Your understanding and assistance with this request wil l be
sincerely appreciated.
Respectful1
~
yours,


~ o(. frM£7' ~


(Mrs.) Qwendol yn L. George
Principal
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�January 19, 1967
Mr . Jack Ad ir
Adair Realty and Loan
56 Peachtree St., N. W.
Atl nta, Georgia
Dear
r . Adair:
Some months ago you were gracious enough to donate to
the City of Atlant the sum of $51000 to go towards
the construction of a fount in or some beautific tion
item in cormnemoration of the 100th annivers ry of your
firm . Perhap you have noticed that at the northeast
interesection of Piedm:>nt and H rris a triangular park 1s
now und r construction . This park should prove to b
one of the mot b utiful dditiona to the downtown
re in many years.
The City is required by 1
to erec~
plaque on 11
public building nd in parks listing City officials,
etc . 8nd we wish esp cially to list your efforts tow rd
the construction of this $25,000 project.
Therefor , my I suggest the following
11
or ing be used&
The City of Atlanta gre tfully ackno ledg s
th don tion of fund by Mr . J ck Ad ir for
thi fount in in
moration of th 100th
anniver ry of
R lty end Lo n 11
If you would like to ch ng t
y do
wording in ny
not h sitat to dvi
nd th nking you again for your
cooper tion, I
Cordially,
Jeck
G
c.
n ral
P rk
liua
n g r of
ion
nd
er
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H n., I
n All n, Jr.,, M
yorv'
�er 29. 1966

d.cb:
the wt.,.....,.ft..
collODd.c
your 1 7
Ctty
er a,.
C
idly,
bee: Hon. Ivan Allea, Jr• ., Mayor ,::-Hon. Earl Landers
Hon. Dau Sweat
�Janu.a:ry 17, 1967
M11. E . Dean Ellithorp
Reiident Manag r
lnsuranc Company of North America
4 Executive Park Driv , N. E.
Atlanta. Georgia.
Dear Mr. Ellitho:rp:
Again we want to thank you for giving the City th display
case . I thought you would be intei-ested in knowing e:xa.-ctly
how it will be u d .
Our E ntomo.logi t, W. D. Buchannan, has the ahowca•e at
the Training Center on Tw lfth Street wh r h will display
al'ious ins e-ct for viewing by th publ · c.
Y O\lr thoughtfulnea
l• re tly appreciated.
Slnc r ly youre,
M r•. A nn Mos •.
Ex cutiv S er tary
j
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�C
TY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT
of
PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
January 16, 1967
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANA G ER
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Allen:
Thank you for the attractive showcase you have
given this department.
We picked up the showcase this morning and delivered
it to our Training Center in the Twelfth Street
Building in Piedmont Park. Our Entomologist, W. D.
Buchannan, was delighted to receive the display case
and has stated that he can use it to great advantage
for displaying various insects for viewing by the
public.
Your thoughtfulness and your continued interest in
this department is truly appreciated.
With warmest regards.
Sine~
Stanley T. Martin, Jr.
Administrative Assistant
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�I
J nua.ry 16. 1967
Mr. E . De n Elli1:horp
R id t
r
In u- DC Com . y
North Am. ric
· Executive Park Drive, N. E .
A
ta, Ge rgta
D
r Mr . Ell th.or :
yo
o much for offering th dia
city.
ltis
· y which ca b
· ·u
b ing p ·c
It i
ui.iuA'
S
1
c r ly y
CC: Mr. Jack Delius
ra.
Aile • Jr.
Mayor
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by
�J nu ry 9 , 1967
Mr . J . A. Snitzer , Jr e
389 Wood rd ay , N~ w.
Atlant , G orgi
30305
Der Mr . Snitzers
Th nk you for your 1 tter of J nu~ry 5 , 1967 . I do
not r c 11
king ny promis s to your g rding th
nl rg
nt of the parking lot t Bobby Jon
Golf
Cours e I C
st te ho V r , th t th Ald rmanic
P rk Committ
nd the Citizen P rk Advi ory Committ
neither
fit to ppropriat
uthorize any funds
for this project .
in the~ nal
nelysis
cco plish is tor
v p rking
thi
not
'golf function" .
p rking lot nd if th peopl r
Tr ffic Enqin r ha done 11 h
th
tr t wh t ls c n I do?
Th
nough to provide
with minimum fund
tudy th r tor tion of th
• K pin ·1nd I
not
th t
will do th
r .
th t fund
iahin
you an
your
H ppy N
Y
r, I
ordi lly ,
J
lt C. Delius
l
·g r of
and
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er a ion
�J anuary 10 , 1967
Mr . Cha rles L. Davis
Comr tr.oller
City of 1- tlanta
Atlanta , Ge orgia 3030 3
Dear Charles:
Thank y ou f or you r l ette:...· .._ ~ Dcc-.:.~111)er 30 , 1966 r egc::irding
your r e view of a copy of the pro.,..,oscd Ur ) an Be uti fication
Grant l:.pplication which has been pr0pnred by the Pl anning
Dcp rtment.
It i s certai nly true th at a major part of the City' s t otal
sha r e is the progr2m of Par. renova ~ion and no p rovi sion
h os been made or c:in"cici1:iated to f inn nee the l a rk participuti on out o :i'.: i').::i r k I rnp..,...ovem8nt zu· cs. I informe d the
Planning !)epa rtmcmt t hat 'I.Te anti cip.:::it.cd a rebztc of
a~,proximately $110,000 from t.h~~c3 Open Sp«:'l c e Development.
Grants ~-,hi ch have been apl'.)roved by HUD o He :revcr , i t may
·i .rel l be that t11e Alderrnanic Parks Committee ,.;ould deem
it more a ppropriutc that this r8bato be spent on Ph"3se II
of Thomasville , Gun Club , University , etc. or on Phase I
of Cleveland , Tul l \•~aters , L:r:1pire Boulevard , etc o
c. v-:o Hill P~rk Site o I don ° t yet know
-,het her ,,_.e are expected to buy the land or whether i t ·.,d ll
be donated , nor do I kno•.-: the r~rnifici1tions of: the f o d.eral
assi stance programs pertaining to donntions or purchase.,
You are in error , hm ever , in that ·v;e do have $75 , 000 earmarked for the dE:wclopment of tho Rockdale Urban Ren~r.;1 al
Park .
You mentioned the
Since we have only 1/4 Mill income and this yields ap:9roximately $300 , 000 a year , it seems nearly fruitless to count
on completing the ten neighborhood parks and the four urbon
renewal sites recently acquired within any reasonable
length of time .
�M.:r o Cl,ar l es Lo Dav · s
J a .ma,;.--y 10, 1967
Pag_ T-:, ·o
I too rccog niz0 the d csirabilit1 and appco l of the Urban
Deau tif ication Progr~1 no·i:. o .1ly ~because of the _en sons
~ou have sta~cd Lut due to tho fuc~ i t is the only
assi s t a n c e p rogra m I know o f ·i:hfft. ·will enable us to
r enovate o ld parks no t scqui cc1 under the Opsn Spa c e
pla . ~-.
Thanking you again for your le·ctcr and assuri -0 .JOU that
I wish I did have a solution to our financ ial dilemma ,
I
am
Cordially ,
J ack Co Deli us
General Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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cc:
Mr . Collier B o Gladdi n
Mr . Dan E . Sweat , Jro -----
�January 10, 1967
~1r . Stuart A. Furlong
887 Highland View, N. E .
Atlanta , Georgia 30306
Dear Mr . Furlong:
My I acknowledge receipt of your letter to Mayor
Iv n Alle, Jr. dated January 4 , 1967, regarding
the fee charged on City golf courses .
I will present your letter to the Aldermanic Parks
Committee at th irregular scheduled meeting of
January 10, 1967. As soon as possible thereafter,
I will advise you as to their decision nd reaction
to your suggestion.
Thanking you again for your interest, I am
Cordially,
Jack C. Deliu
Gen ral Manager of
P rks end R creation
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cc:
Hon. Iv n Allen, Jr., M yor /
�C ITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of Ge ne ra l Manager
At lanta, Georgia 3 0303
January 5,1967
J ACK C . DE LI US
GENERA L
MANAGER
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Allen:
On behalf of our Park employees, I want to sincerely
thank you and the other officials of City government
for granting substantial and generous raises in most
instances to our personnel. I feel that this is the
best money that we have ever spent in that I am sure
it will reduce turn-over, add better continuity to
our personnel and make for higher morale.
I particularly appreciate my own personal raise and
will strive to do as good a job as possible during
1 9 67.
Thanking you again, I am
kc. Deli us
eral Manager of
Parks and Recreation
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