Box 1, Folder 21, Document 29

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59 Woodward Av . SE
apt 31.
Atlqnta, Ga . 3031c.
Mayo r
City
Mr. Iva n
Allen Jr.
Hall,
At l Anta , (Fulton Co.) Ga.
De i:rr
Sir:
I heard over radio a few days ago about so much
crime is committed here and it is much over the count r y.
I believe you s a id many small town ho14 rs come to Ga.' s
large st citi e s a nd mo st of a ll Atlanta.
Also you spoke of
s e x p e rverts coming to Piedmont Park.
Thpt l as t
is _not n ew to me . I heard of it 14 y ea-rs ago. Seen
some evidence of it.
Last Thursday · I werit to Pi edmont park from a place
a few blocks away a nd
while walking
a youngffe llow a bout
20
passed me c a rrying a towe l f a nd I thoug h
he must
intend going i
n swmi ing whe n surelj the p 1 is not open
until a f ew weeks l a ter. I was go ing to -see t . e annual art
ex-l . I am 71 and dont walk fast a nd after reaching the
pprk A rested . awhi l e when wa lkin g down
by the lake I met
the boy com i ng b a ck a nd t a l k ed to him. He said
he a nd two
othe r
boys a~out his age went in swimming in part of t he l a ke
whi c h i s
Ag qinst the l a w t o swim in any time a nd the 3
went in entire ly na ke~
and the oth er 2 were still in. however
I ~hink the y got out a nd ma y ha v e been two long haird hi ppi es
orr oo~ed like it but were dressed.
.
.
A mi c a led a ged friend of mine tom me t oday he went wi t h
hi s young niece a nd her little son Sund a y a nd
the y s aw 2
you bng me n na k ed. One got in a· s"".injj a nd he may ha ve been
partly cov ered with hi s twwell. ~D"'
I t was shocking o f course ~ t h ey had b een swimming i n the
lake . Two l aww s
broken. Swimfuih'g in l ak e a nd being naked .
a Great S peakle d Bi r d mag . from a ha ndsome
I uought
young fellow wi th long hai r and he tol.d me Atla nta n ow had
hous :;? of en tire ly nud ~ partie s of c ou r s e f o r both sexes.
Did not say~ Where t hey are .
Ch~nging the subjec t my dear father was buried in a relative.
unsued p~rt of Hol loway cen e tery but cr ime out t here i s so much
th~t I am araid t o vi si t
h i s g r a ve and s o i s s i s t e r and famil y
Afrai d of be ingmurd ered an y t ime . You know lawv,
who have a car .
~ - - 0 ~ thing
but guess lots cannot be controlled. I hate i t
lfv\. about my fath .r though.
I am another Ivan and
have been joked and even called
Ivan Allen in Sunday school. thoughtlessly o I never saw you
bµt in pictures but I se:w and h ard your father speaKing to elderly
citizens ~ t the s. Eastern Fair a few !ears ago.





Yours truly,





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