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Mr . J. Forrest Gee
Purchasing Agent
City of Atlant
City Hall
Atlant~ , Georgia 30303
Dear Forrest:
Thank you very much for your letter of April 30, 1969 regarding
the fire at er er on Park and y memorandum of A ril 24. As
previously stated, we are extremely an..~ious to get back into
operation at Per~ rson Park at the earliest p:,ssible date and
it has been determined that it would not be practic l for the
limited number of car nters in this department to undert ke
the rep ir, Becau e of the time element in bidding, prep ration
of oo.nt.rects, etc. , I ' m afraid th eummer • uld be ov r; before
subst ntial repairs had been mad.
were delight _ when informe by the insur nee c rrier
th t they would prefer to follow the policy curr ntly used by
the Atlanta School s yst
in permitting the inpur n
ca~rier to
bring in t ir own bonded cont,:aotor to do the
rk. Accordingly ,
I discussed this matter with llrJ Chairman, s ell
with. Mr . Charl s
vis and Mr. Earl Landers .
11 o,f thes gentlemen gJ;e d tbat the
most practical thing to do is to allow the insur nc comp ny to
engag
oontr ctor . It did not occur to me that thi-, propos
arr ng ent ·w ould have to be cleared by the Purchasing Commi.ttee
ince City funds w re really not inVQlv d. Accordingly , with
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pprov l of my COroroitte , I authorized ccur te Con.atruction
·Company to stei-t WQrk on Perkerson Recreation building Tuesday,
My 6, 1969. A Mr.
1th; of Accur te Con t..r:uction Comp n.y,
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the City Cod, nd Ip rticul rly ppr ci
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provision to my t t ntion.
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May 2, 1969
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Finally, we have entered a cla im for fire loss on the contents
of the building and there will be many do zens of items we will
have to requi sition f or repl acement purposes on an emer gency
basis.
Sincerely ,
J a ck c. Delius
Ge neral
nager of
Parks and Recreation
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Mr . R. Earl Landers , Mayor ' s ()ffice ~
Mr. Thomas F . Choyce, Associate City Attorrey
Honorable Char l ie Left wich
Mr. Pi erce
i t ley , Assistant General Man· ger o f . arks
Mr . St anley T. Martin , ssi st an Gen r al Mana er of Parks
Miss Virgi nia Carmio ael, Dire ctor of Recreation
Mrs. Mary s e Liady , Communi t y Ce nte r Director
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DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
May 8, 1969
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta
City Hall
.A tlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
I plan to be out of the City from Friday, May 30,
through Sunday, June 1, at Roosevelt State Park in
Pine Mountain, Georgia. If you should have to contact
me, I will be in Cabin No. 8, and the Superintendent
of the Park is Mr. Bill Marx.
In my absence, Mr. Pierce Whitley, Assistant General
Manager of Parks, will be in charge of field operation
and Mr. Stanley T. Martin, Jr., Assistant General
Manager of Parks, will be in charge of administration.
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rks and Recreation
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Mr. Pierce Whitley
Mr. Stanley T. Martin , Jr.
Miss Virginia Carmichael
Mr. John Roth
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Later, the .£.&Jl Committee:
1. Agreed 1ouse the Atlanta
Area Transportation Study as a
"guide " to further studies .
.2. Agreed to cooperate with
Central Atlanta: Progress on a
study of the downtown business
3. Balked at a request of Ful- 1
' ion County to relocate Carroll
Road from Sanely Creek and i
' ! ankhead Hi ghway for expan- j I
·ion of the Fu lton County Air- I
ort. All en pointed out that the ,
ity had made Ca rroll Road :
>f our-l anes a short time ago and
11ore investiga tion as to r eason I
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�A RESOLUTION
BY PLAN NING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
APPROVING RELOCATION STUDIES AND THE SURVEYING
AND PREPARATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY PLANS FOR CARROLL
ROAD AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME AS A COMPLIMENTARY
PROJECT TO THE EXPANSION OF FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT.
WHEREAS,
the improvement of traffic movement on the major streets of
Atlanta is an obvious necessity, and
WHEREAS, the State Highway Department of Georgia is preparing to
make specific plans for the widening and relocation of Carroll Road to a four-lane
divided r~adway from Gordon Road to Bankhead Highway as a complimentary projecf
to the expansion of Fulton County Airport, and
WHEREAS, these proposed improvements have been reviewed by the
Planning and Public Works Departments, and
WHEREAS, the State Highway Department must have the City of ·
Atlanta's official endorsement of this project before financial participation for
preliminary engineering by the Federal Bureau of Public Roads can be obtained.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Boord of
Aldermen that the proposed relocation end improvements of Carrol I Road referred to
by project number F-126-1 (2) and describe.d in further detai I by the attached drawings
and text, be approved for relocation studies and preliminary engineering plans and
any such studies and plans shall be submitted to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen
for further consideration and approval.
Attachment
�H . H. HUCKE B A
.JIM L . G IL LI S , S R .
51'ATE HIGHWAY ENC,INE(A
0 IRE.C T OR
W. M . WILLIAMS
EM O R Y C . PARR I S H
SCCAET4RY • TREASU A ER
C XE. C UT I VE ASSISTAN T
DtR C CTO R
April 24, 1969 _
D. l'!ingfield
Planni~g 0i rector
Atl ant a Reg i on lle tropolitan
Planni ng Co:::.nis sion
900 Gl0nn 3uilding
Atlant a, Georgia 30302
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Dear Sir:
Pursuant to the provisions of Seciion 204 of Title II - ? l2~~ ad ~s t::::-oooli t an D2ve lor:::-.2nt o: Pujl i c Lc.·,v 39 -754 > T , e De:::'.):-!s ·t :::- 2°: i c:-. C:.. t::. :::s c:.r.c
Me tro ool i t 2n D~ve~o~~e~t Ac t o: l9S6 , we a::::-e her ety su t ~itt i~g vc.rious
materi al ::-el c..:{v-2 too-::- p:.:-o j ec-.:. ~::- -iL.6-1 (2), rul ton County.
This project c2.lls for a 4 l an e divi ded roadway c.nd ::::-elocc.tion of
portion of t he ro&t~ay necessitated _by the planned expansion of ?ulton
County Airpo::-t.
Please review this request prior to our request to the Bureau of Public
Roads for prelirainary engineering authorizat:o~.
Yours very truly,
STAT~ EIG:-:t:;..y DEPAR.T:.:El'-ll O? G~O?..GIA
DIVI SICN OF HIGE'!.AY PLANNH'.G
By
Leland S. Veal
State Highway Planning Engineer
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DIR E C T OR
W . M . WILLIAMS
SECAETAAY · TREASU REA
May 22, 1969
Mr. Collier Gl adin
Planning Direct or
City of Atlanta Planning Department
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Sir :
The State Highway Department is actively pursuing participation from the
Bureau -of Public Roads in preliminary engineering for Carroll Road (F-126-1),
between Gordon Road and Bankhead Highway.
This proj ect will provide for p~eliminary engineering and relocation studies
to determine location and prepare plans for future 4-lane divided roadway. Relocation of a portion of F-126 is necessitated by planned expansion of Fulton
County Airport.
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We need the City of Atlanta's official endorsement of this project through
resolution so that we can secure the necessary approval.
Please communicate this request through the proper governmental procedures.
We have attached various material relative to this project for your information
and assistance in gaining an official statement of endorsement.
Thank you for your help in this matter.
Yours very truly,
SI'ATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OF GEORGIA
DIVISIO~ OF HIGHNAY PLANNING
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MA YOR
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY HALL
Los
ANGELES , CALIFORNIA
90012
June 25, 1969
Hon0rab le Ivan Allen , Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
One of the most satisfying develo pments in Los Angeles during
the past year has been the suc ce ss and the steadily increasing public
support and recognition of DIRECTION SPORTS, Inc. , a privately operated
non-profit program for disadvantaged youngsters .
DIRECTION SPORTS (see enclosed brochure) is the brainchild of
its president and project direct or , Tulle y Brown, who initiate d t he
program la st September in the Los Angeles area. As a result of the
wide coverage given it locally and nationally, the program's unique
method -- which uses a sports f ormat as a means of improving learning
motivation and educational ski lls -- has been brought to the attention
of an estimated more than one hundred million Americans.
In response to this publicity DIRECTION SPORTS has received over
a thousand letters, written by individual cit izens, by officials of
city, state, and federal government , and by faculty members of numerous
universities, asking how they might put the program to work in their
cities . Subsequently, a major foundation has expresse d interest in
paying half the cost of travel and lodging for representatives of
the Mayors of one hundred American cities to attend a special five-day
DIRECTION SPORTS workshop. The workshop sessions are to be held
August 4th through 8th in Los Angeles.
At Mr. Brown's request, I am writing you personally, in advance
of formal and final structuring of the planned summer workshop, to
invite your consideration of his program and to request a wri tten
response to my office in regard to your interest in having your c i t y
part i cipate. Your pos i tive reply will be additional indicat i on to the
foundat i on which is considering a financ i al commitment to the workshop
operation of the nat i onal interest in the DIRECTION SPORTS program .
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The City of Los Angeles intends to do everything poss ib le to
ensure that the workshop sessions are successful in enabling every
participant to return to his ci ty with the information and expe r i ence
necessary to conduct a pilot DIRECTION SPORTS program for the benefi t
of its constituency.
It is our hope that thi s conference will move us further ahead,
as individual c i ties, toward a coalition of common interest in the
educat ional development of all disadvantaged American youngsters.
I will look forward to hearing from you .
Cordially,
Enclosure
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DIRECTION SPORTS, Inc.
4415 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles) Calif. 90019
{213)
937-3540
DIRECTION SPORTS Seminar
August 4-8, 1909
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·0ne of the most gratifying experiences in developing this
program has been to discover the great variety of people who find
common purpose in contributing to the disadvantaged youth of a city.
This kind of cooperation has made it possible for DIRECTION
SPORTS to achieve, in a short period of timeJ a "substa ntial
improvement 11 (see psychometric studies results included in brochure)
in the · learning skill development of youngsters living in those
areas of Los Angeles with the highest percentage of school "drop-8uts".
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In response to the na tional interest in DIRECTION SP0R'rS, we are
planning a five-day Seminar so that other cities can become familiar
with our format and materials, and so tha t the excitement of a nationwide program benefitting disadvant aged underachievers can become a
reality.
We will bring together the talents and r esources of the many
individuals and groups who have contributed ·to the ongoing DIREC'I'I0N
SPORTS program in order to make our Seminar workshops as instructive
and comprehensive as possible. Our purpose is to offer participants
materials and support for initial pilot prog rams based on the
DIRECTION SPORTS format and adaptable to thei r respective c it ies.
Seminar workshops will include the following:
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Special ~re-tested "chalk tal ks" ( see sample in
brochure ) designed to c arry fifth and s ixt h grade
students in a DIRECTION SPORTS program throughout
the 1969- 1970 school year. The s e materials are .
developed by Fred Niedemeyer, Ph.D. of the Ing l ewood ,
Califor-Dia Southi'Jes t Regiona l Laboratory (funded in
part by the Bureau of Researc h of the U. S. Office of
Education ) and by Robert Filep, Ph.D. from the
national Tnstit ut e for Educat ional Development.
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Evalua tive and te sting proced ures deve loped by
Stephen Klein, Ph.D. and members of his staff fro m
t he UCLA Research and Develop~IBnt Cent er, us ing a
n ational grading prog ram from Educationa l Testing
Service, Inc.
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Promotion and publicity resources, including:
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Bruce Johnson, Vice President and West Co2.st
Manager of 1,Ietro Radio S2.les, has pledged ongoing
media support of all DIRECTION SPOnTS progr2. ms
through the auspices of 2.11 1•etro Me dia stations
and affiliat es throughout the United States.
Howard Mi ller, Western Director of the USO, will
provide a format for developing local advisory
board and fund-raising task force~.
Community service film strips designed both for
radio and for television and produced by local
studios in conju..nc tion with the Motion Picture
Producers Association will be availab le. These
films include presentations by nationally known
personalities, includ ing such stars a~ Greg Morris
of Mission Imnossible.
4)
Organizationa l structure and job descriptions for a
six-team DIRECTION SPORTS pilot program, presented
by Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Inc., management
consultants.
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Per~onnel testing and screening forms developed by
Robert A. Jones, Director, Testing Bureau, University
of Southern California.
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6)~ Daily sports activity lesson ~lans, prepared by coaches
_Walt Thurmond ( Cal State L.A.), John McKay (USC),
John Wooden (UCL.A), and others.

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Group discussion tech.niques, presented by a staff of
psycholog ists, including Victor Coppin, M.A. of the
DIRECTION SPORTS staff.
Legal aspects of organizational structure, presented
by Gerald Kleinman, partner in the lav1 firm of_
Loeb and Loeb. ( Any and all new DIRECTION SPORTS
programs can re ce ive non-profit status, based on the
fact that DIRECTION SPORTS , Inc. is a federally ·
chartered non-profit corporati on.)
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Use of park and recreation facil i ties, discuss ed by
Jos eph Lewis of the City of Los Angeles Department of
Parks and Recr2at i on.
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Association with c i ty school s ys tems, discu s s ed by
Sam Hammer~an, Dir ect or of the Offi ce of Urban Affairs,
Los Angeles City Scho ols .
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The submission of the names of all new members so
that. the DIREC·TION SPORTS jacket can be sent.
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A formal agenda will be included in the final invitation.
Also, the nat i ona l television shows being boo ked will be outlined.
Please call or i,1 ri te should ·you have any questions. Loo king
forward to ·mee tins; ;your representative 2.nd coming to your
city in the future, I remain,
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A Piece of Glass ... a Stolen Car
Direction Sports was never formally
planned- it happened. "How it happened"
is covered below in an excerpt from A
Sports Story for Christmas, written by
John Hall for the Los Angeles Times on
December 15, 1967.
"A foot slashed by broken glass and a
stolen car have combined to produce what
may be the Christmas sports story of the
season.
"If this sounds unlikely, you just don't
know Tulley Brown.
"Brown is a 34-year-old law school grad,
a Santa Monica resident who has an overwhelming ompassion for sports and
youngsters. While living in J-2 different
countries during recent years, Brown
found the two mixed wonderfully.
"But his story really began one morning
when he was doing his daily four miles of
running on the beach at Santa Monica.
Tulley Brown plans a football jamboree
with YMCA Director Geor{?e Pohlman.
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He stepped on a piece of glass and cut his
foot.
"Looking for emergency treatment, he
came across a doctor connected with [ a
center for] retarded and disturbed children.
'·One thing led to another and Brown
soon quit his old job [as a sales executive] to take over as athletic director ...
"Bringing in several Lakers to help him
at times, he began to get the kids to take
out their frustrations and erase their
doubts on the basketball floor. Psychiatrists used the word 'amazing; to describe
the progress he was able to make. Parents
were overjoyed.
"About this time, Brown's car was stolen
... Typically. Tulley's reaction after an 18year-old boy was arrested for the theft
was regret. He urged police not to press
charges.
"He and his wife asked to adopt the boy,
an orphan who had been shuffled around
various foster homes'.'
Instead. the boy was sent to a juvenile
camp, serving a sentence of fifteen months.
Tulley learned from the probation officer
on the case that often in such situations a
minority or poor youngster would be sentenced while, for the same offense, a white
middle-class youngster would be released
to his parents on probation.
Married and the father of three children, Brown returned to business and
spent the next six months putting together
a program that could help provide clisadvantaged youths with reasons to stay
straight.
If the magnetism of sports could break
through to the retarded and emotionally
disturbed, then why not use this magnet(continued, inside back cover)
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�Direction Sports: the fundamental concept
"Among the educational approaches which we believe should
be considered and evaluated are the current efjorts to develop
new patterns of education which do not fit into the traditional
patterns'.'
Recommendation of the
PRESIDENT'S COMM ISSION ON CIVIL
DISORDERS ( 1968 )
DIRECTION SPORTS is a Los A ngeles-based project des igned
to answer that recommendation with an innovative programinvolving educationally disadvan taged youngsters, through
the magnetism of sports, with local yo uth leadership, professionals in the fields of education and psychology, and other
concerned adults from all parts of Los A ngeles Co unty.
Direction Sports objectives:
For the first time, to expand the content and go als of the
average sports program for youth. Specifically, to use the universal appeal of "Little League" type sports activities for the
development of basic learning skills ( through ca refu lly prepared "chalk talks") and to build positive self concepts and
social attitudes ( through post-practice group discussions) .
To provide an opportunjty for meaningful exchanges of
communication and va lues among both youngsters and adults
from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
( through regul arly scheduled fi eld trips and group activities).
To help resolve the tremendous disparity between the number of privately funded sports program s for youngsters in
middle class or suburban areas and the programs available to
youngsters from disadvantaged communities .
The kinds of social problems which prompted the idea of
DIR ECTION SPORTS are common knowledge, but have never
been considered as responsive to simple, direct solutions. A
brief review fo llows of those problems, their consequences,
and the solutions the DIR ECTION SPORTS program offe rs .
O ur primary co ncern is to show th at there is an alternative
to the current expenditure of billions of doll ars to treat social
symptoms. T here is a way to affect their causes.
The problems we face
Welfare. More than 7 mill ion Ameri cans are now receiving
welfare assistance, and another 14 million citizens are identified as eligible fo r aid ; a total of 2 1 milli on persons in thls
country whose family income is below what the government
�"Recidivism" - an ugly word we have to face up to
defines as basic subsistence. For example, six out of every ten
Black children subsist on welfare payments at least a part of
their lives. Did you know th at if you are born in a poverty
area, odds are about ten to one you'll remain there for life?
A Culture of Hopelessness. The old myth that citizens "on
welfare" are so by choice is no longer tenable. Rather, the
children of the poor grow up conditioned to failure, to the
uselessness of ambition and the futility of dreams.
To quote anthropologist Elliot Liebow, " In the end, a
man's wife and children become a symbol of h.i s own failure
as a man and the easy camaraderie of 'the corner' becomes
an irresistible lure. At the moment he submits, he comes
into his full inheritance bequeathed him by his p arent s,
teachers, employers, and society at large. This is the step into
failure from which few if any return and it is at this point
that the rest of society can wring its hands or rejoice in the
certain knowledge that he has ended up preci sely as they had
predicted he would'.'
Educational Dilemna. Educational surveys of the learning
skills of youngsters from the depressed areas of Los Angeles
County indicate the relatively poor learning skill improvement of minority youth. From the Los Angeles Times, January 10, 1969: "Many Anglo students in the Los Angeles City
School System showed marked improvement in reading last
year, but Negro and Mex.ican-American youngsters made
only slight advances, test scores indicated .. . The reading
scores climbed as high as 16 percentage points . .. In predominantly Negro and Mexican-American schools, however,
the scores rose only an average of two points and rem ained
at generally low levels. The lowest percentage increases, one
percent, were recorded by first graders in the north and
mostly Negro south-central areas and the predominately
Mexican-American east side'.'
The consequences
Failure-Punishment Syndrome. Here's what th e GOVERNOR'S COMM ISSION ON THE LOS ANGELES RIOTS (August,
1967) had to say : "The actions taken thus far in Los Anoeles
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and , for that matter, elsewhere throughout the United States,
fail to meet the urgent ex isting need; and unless and until we
in our City and State, a nd throughout the United States ,
solve the fundamental problem of raising the level of scholastic achi evement of disadvantaged children, we can not hope to
solve all other problems of our disadvantaged minorities . . '.'
It is clear that a grossly disproportionate number of underp1ivileged children experience fai lure in their first contact
with the greater society-when they enter schoo l.
Civil Disorders and Delinquency . T he NATIONAL A DVISORY COMM ISSION ON C IVIL DISORDERS has reported,
"The expression of in adeq uate educational practices lies in
the high incidence of riot participation by ghetto youth who
had not completed high school. Our survey of r iot cities
found that the typical riot participant was a lzigh school drop
out . . '.'
Recidivism. Almost half the juveniles released on parole
in Los Angeles County are back in detention camps within
six months. With a total minority population of about 20
percent in the county as a whole, nearly 50 percent of its
detention camp members are ei ther Negro or MexicanAmerican . Neither a city nor a nation can begin to realize
its potential whil e continuing to fai l to reac h so high a percentage of its youth.
Without a significant impact on the source of these concerns, the nation can only continue to expend increasing billions in the treatment of crime, poverty and unemployment.
�There can be no real solution in attempting to treat these
consequences as though they were solvable on a symptom
level. The great majority of programs for the disadvantaged
reach people after they are already in trouble. DIRECTION
SPORTS is preventive treatment- working logically at the
source-and is using the most successful formula which has
proven successful in regularly motivating and involving more
than one million youths throughout the United States: privately funded sports programs.
Special programs for underachievers can be successful. It
was demonstrated recently in an experiment conducted by
the San Francisco City School System, combining smaller
classes with experienced teachers. One of these experimental
classes achieved the highest reading scores for its age group
of any public school class in the city- "and every one of
these children was black'. '
Most school districts in the country are making conscientious efforts to improve the learning achievements of children
from underprivileged areas. Whether the full burden of such
an accomplishment should be placed on the schools alone is
debatable. On the other hand, conditions never have been
more ready for the development of "new patterns of education" to support and reinforce the schools' efforts.
A crucial need
Currently, privately funded sports programs for youngsters
provide the most popular youth format in the nation. Yet
little has been done to overcome the scarcity of these kinds
of programs for underprivileged boys and girls. For example,
in 1968 the tremendously popular Little League Baseball
program involved approximately 55,620youngsters from the
greater Los Angeles area. Yet of this total number not one
team was in operation within the immense minority population corridor extending through Los Angeles from North
Broadway south of the central city to adjoining Compton
and including some 200,000 school age children.
Economic breakdown of family income in th e Los Angeles area shows
clearly the areas of the city which
cannot support conventional privately
financed sports programs of the
Little League type.
Family income, J960/ 1965 estimated
U nder $5 .000
$5,000 - 6,999
$7,000 - 9,999
$ 10,000 and over
Sources: Un ited States Census, and
A nn ual R ep o rts, Fran chise T ax
Board. State of California.
�The magnetism and personal satisfaction of sports
The Direction Sports program
The premise of DIRECTION SPORTS is that the magnetism
and personal satisfactions of athletic competition can provide a motivational breakthrough for normal but disadvantaged youngsters - that it can provide a basic format through
which learning skills and positive attitudes toward education
itself can be developed, using sports-related group discussions and curricula, and com~unity adult leadership.
California State College at Los Angeles volunteered a room
for an initial training seminar for DIRECTION SPORTS' staff,
and two Cal State coaches, Walt Thurmond and Robert Miller, prepared special guidelines for instruction in football and
basketball. Young college men who had grown up in disadvantaged communities were hired as DIRECTION SPORTS
youth leader trainees.
Their first formal training meeting was set at the University
of Southern California and kicked off with speeches by football coaches John McKay, Dave Levy, and Willie Brown.
During that first week trainees attended lectures on methods
of instruction, coaching, and group discussion techniques, concluding their training with a two-hour session at the office of
UCLA's John Wooden. On the final day the new DIRECTION
SPORTS coaches put on a demonstration for their instructors
at Cal State, working with youngsters from city poverty neighborhoods.
DIRECTION SPORTS is answering a dual need- the need
for privately funded sports programs in underprivileged
areas, and the need to deal early with the threat of educational underachievement. Therefore, the program itself duplicates other youth sports programs but adds two unique new
features - "chalk talks" designed to promote learning skills,
and professionally supervised gro ui:; discussions.
An afternoon schedule
3 : 30-3 : 35 p.m.-Orientation.
3: 35-4: 00 p.m.-"chalk taJk" learning sk ills. ( For an example of a typical DIRECTION SPORTS chalk
talk, see the materials included at the back
of this brochure.)
4: 00-5: 00 p.m.- Team practice. These practice sessions follow a daily plan carefully developed and
formalized by professional college coaches.
5 : 00-5 : 30 p.m.- Group discussion. Group discussions are
led by the comm unity coaches; a professional psychologist participates regularly
to reinforce their talks.
T he basic group discussion outline is as follows:
1. What makes a boy like himself? (Goal: Positive self con-
cepts and social attitudes.)
2. Why are there schools? (Goal: Value of education. )
3. What do I want to become? (Goal: Steps necessary for
achievements.)
4. What jobs are available? (Goal: Opportunities for work
experience.)
5. If I were . .. "role playing"
a) a fireman? (Goal: Value of property.)
b) a policeman? (Goal : Value of the law.)
c ) an athletic hero? (Goal : Responsibility to others.)
d ) blind? ( after visiting school for blind children) (Goal:
Self-discipline.)
6. If I fail (sports, school, etc.)? (Goal: Work harder. )
Special Saturday activities
Saturdays are game days. DIRECTION SPORTS' unique feature on Saturdays is that before each game teams meet in a
"spelling bee" kind of competition involving math, spelling,
and reading problems. Winning teams are rated " touchdowns;'
"baskets;' etc. corresponding to the seasonal sport they are
engaged in that day on the athletic field. These scores are
added to each team's actual game score at the end of the playing day, and the winning team thus has the highest combined
total.
Every other Saturday all the youngsters go on a special trip
after the game. Since DIRECTION SPORTS started in 1968,
its young athletes have shared in experiences such as :
1) Yachting, as the guests of 24 boat owners at the Marina
Del R ey.
2) Guests of the University of Southern California at the
USC-Cal football game.
3) Guests of the National General Corporation, which provided a private showing of the film, "The Paper Lion;' for
150 youngsters.
4) Guests at a UCLA basketball practice. After practice, the
youths met the players, and Lou Alcindor gave an inspirational talk which no one present will ever forget.
5) Guests of the Griffith Park Observatory for a showing of
"The Sun, and Its Family of Planets'.'
6) Guests of the Los Angeles Music Center at a childrens'
concert.
DIRECTION SPORTS is operating now in park and recreation facilities within four poverty communities of metropolitan Los Angeles. These communities were chosen because of
their high percentage of school drop-outs and rate of delinquency.
The program currently employs the following adult personnel : one project director (full time) , one secretary ( full time) ,
�Top: The GauchO\· in pre-game "pep talk" w ith
Cooch Pichardo.
Center: A portrait of the Lions at Fred Rob erts
Porli. ll'ith Coachn Brud1·!wH· and Mvles in ch ari;e.
50"/, of the ho1·1 h111·c, 110 _lather and 80 r/c of their
fa111i /ie1 are on 11•c•lfare.
Center rii;h1 · 1 he lions in their "chalk talk.·· T h e
rnhject , 1 1pe//1111;.
80110111 · Coach Carroll H'atclws the Trojan pvra111id co1111 111111hli/l[: doll"//. I Pi(/\'C/" ri!?lit center
re11wi11, 1111ide11tified J
�The Direction Sports Va riety Show:
Top left; top right: Youngsters are guests of universities at a1hletic events (SC-C al game, in this case) .
Top. cPnter-left and cen ter-right: R egular competition-the No rmandie Park Rams. halftime
with the South Park Trojans . and th e East L.A. Packers. C harge!
Center and top-center: Excitin g "chalk talks" by l'isiting athletes and regu lar coaches-here
Trojans respond to Oly111p ic Gold Medalist Bob Seagren. while at another site Coach V ic Pichardo
teaches Gauchos.
Barrom left: One day Brown h eard a group of litt le girls practicing yells. When he learned they
had decided to be the Trojan cheerleaders. h e had sll'eaters 111ade and ask ed USC songleader
Penny Ward to do some coach i11g.
Bottom: Direction Sports A wards Banquet made possihle hv co111rilmtio11s from seven food
111arkets a11d the cateri11g of the K i11g Swede Re.1·ta1irant. M;1gicia11 Barry Lee of the Mag ic Cast le
captil'(ffes the clti/dren. 01·er 200 persons atte11ded rite a/loir. i11d11di11:,1 97r;,. of rite parents i11vited.
�A broad-based community response ...
one educational psychologist ( part time), two psychometrists
(part time ), one curricula specialist (part time), and ten
field coaches ( part time) .
Direction Sports results are measurable
Fred Neidemeyer from Southwest Regional Laboratory (Curriculum Center) , an agency of the Federal Government, has
contrac.ted to design special curricula using sports activities
and concepts to teach sper;ific learning skills. Victor Coppin,
M.A., USC psychologist, contracted to coordinate group discussions aimed at developing self pride and positive social
attitudes among the youngsters participating in the project.
Two psychometrists, Dr. Stephen Klein of UCLA and Dr.
Ralph Hoepfner of USC, were enlisted to develop cross-validation methods for testing the actual effectiveness of
DIRECTION SPORTS. The testing program compares the progress in specific learning areas of DIRECTION SPORTS experimental and control teams. See first post test results inside
back cover.
The basic design of the program is indicated in this table :
Victor Coppin
Pre-tests
Treatment(s)
Post-tests
Teams 1-3
(Direction
Sports)
Math
Spelling
Attitudes
Math and
attitudes
"instruction"
Math
Spelling
Attitudes
Teams 4-5
(Direction
Sports)
Math
Spelling
Attitudes
Spelling
instruction
Math
Spelling
Attitudes
teams
(Comparison
groups)
Math
Spelling
Attitudes
·None
Math
Spelling
Attitudes
YMCA
The DIRECTION SPORTS groups being compared are essentially equal in all other variables (socio-economic level, age,
presence of father, etc.), so that the unique aspects of the
program can be validly measured and evaluated.
Los Angeles responds
In its first four months of operation, the DIRECTION SPORTS
concept attracted so much attention that it was featured on
eight television programs-KTLA, KCOP, and CBS and NBC
affiliates.With additional coverage through KGFJ and KFWB
radio shows, it is estimated that the story of DIRECTION
SPORTS has been told to more than three million people in
the Los Angeles area. The first national attention given the
project was a feature article in the Christian Science Monitor ( copy enclosed) , and The Johnny Carson Show.
The national magazine, Sports Illustrated, is providing a
weekly subscription for every boy in the program. The 7-Up
Bottling Company has donated uniforms. In November of
1968 CBS-Los Angeles, with the approval of its national office, voted DIRECTION SPORTS one of the top six programs
in Los Angeles and contributed a thousand dollars worth of
jackets, track shoes, and pants for the future use of program
youngsters.
Numerous additional supporters a nd contributors are
listed on the back cover of this brochure.
Endorsements
Fred N iedemeyer, Stephen K lein
Here is what some well known public officials have said
about the DIRECTION SPORTS program:
. .. "I believe the program has merit. T he activities appear to
be planned with great care, and the instructions are clear and
explicit. DIRECTION SPORTS 'concern for the welfare of youngsters in our minority communities is commendable'. '
-Thomas Reddin, Chief of Police, City of Los Angeles
"The concept of using sports as a touchstone to educational achievement for youngsters who have heretofore with-
�Top: Direction Sports coac~es
, (from left to right) Acuna,
,...,~,,.- Galindo, C astruita, Myles, Cano ,
Bethel, Spaulding, Bradshaw and
Carroll. with Director Tulley
Brown appear at USC's Bovard
Field with coaches John McKay
and Dave Levy and players
0. ] . Simpson and Steve Sogge .
Center left: Ray Norton, 1960
world record holder, now
with CBS. speaks at A wards
Banquet.
Center riRht: Los Angeles Chief
of Police Thomas Reddin discusses the project with Brown .
Bottom left: Mayor Sam Yorty
proclaims "Direction Sports
Week" for 1he Ci1v of Los Angeles,
March 31 -April 6. 1969.
Bot10111: Heisman Trophy winner
Mike Garrell at a chalk talk'.'
..J
�You are needed ... will you help?
drawn from full participation in the educational process because of a belief that other incentives are nonexistent and
that society is oblivious to their needs, is, in my opinon, extremely innovative ·and worth pursuing.
I feel the program will make a significant contribution in
developing a faith in the American system for these youngsters, and in the extreme, may salvage some youngsters who
otherwise would be lost to society'. '
- T homas Lynch, Attorney G eneral, State of California
"The program not only offers deprived youngsters an opportunity to participate in a nation ally recognized sports program but it also provides for educational enrichment for the
participants as an integral part of the fo rmat'.'
- Peter Pitchess, Sheriff, County of Los A ngeles
"I can think of no alternative to fo rmal study better suited
to inculcate the rudiments of reading, writing and arithmetic
into the untutored mind than an organi zed sports program.
I heartily encourage all personnel associated with the DIRECTrON SPORTS project to implement it with expediency
and total effort'.'
- Sam Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles
"Since three of the DIR ECTION SPO RTS teams operate in
the 29th Senato rial District I can personally attest to the fact
that the children and families involved are most enthusiastic
about the use of a sports form at to teach learning sk ills and
develop positive self concepts and social attitudes.
DIR ECTION SPORTS is a uniquely beautiful program capable of making a significant di fference to thousands of minority people'.'
-Mervyn M . Dymally, State Senator, 29th District
Most of all, it's working! T he best way to confirm this is to
see the program in action for yourself. Write DIRECTION
SPORTS fo r a schedule of daily practice and teaching sessions
or weekend team and intramural games. You are invited and welcome!
Plans for the future
Plans are underway to begin a similar program this year
for girls, ages 9 through 11 , from the same communities. By
September of ] 969 it is anticipated that DIRECTION SPORTS
will have spread to every disadvantaged area of greater Los
Angeles, and will include pilot programs for 12 to 14 year
old boys. By September of 1970 it is intended that all youngsters ages 12 through 14 will be able to participate in the program. Subsequently, with private and public support, DIRECTION SPORTS is designed to expand to every disadvantaged
community in America.
P lans are underway for a seminar which will be held in
Los Angeles fo r representatives from all interested cities in
America. Half the cost of travel and accommodations will be
defrayed and DIRECTION SPORTS' materials and methods
of operation will be presented to the delegates.
A nd, with this support and leadership, this unique program will be capable of regularly involving over one million
under-privileged boys and girl s between the ages of 9 and 14
in an enriching and meaningful learning-through-playing experience which offers a new pattern for educational motivation and success.
DIRECTION SPORTS is at this time, totally supported by volunteer fu nds and is a non-profit corporation . A U contributions, large or small, are tax deductible. If you're concerned
about your tax doll ar-and who isn't? -the greatest saving
you can make is your contribution to a program li ke this one
- a contribution toward redirecting a youngster today to prevent hi m from becoming a public expense tomorrow.
DIRECTION SPORTS would like to continue happening won't you please help?
�UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGE LES
DERKELEY • DAVIS • IR VI NE • I.OS ANGEL ES • RIVERSIDE • SAN DI EGO • SAN F RAN CISCO
SANTA B ARBARA• SANTA CRUZ
C E N TER FOR THE ST UDY O F EVALU ATIO N
U CLA GR A DU ATE SCH OO L OF EDUCATION
LOS ANG E LES, CALIFOR N IA
TO:
MR. TULLY BROWN
FROM:
DR. STEPHEN KLEI~
DATE,:
APRIL 21, 1969
SUBJECT:
PRELIMINARY EVALUATION RESULTS
900 24
Background
In the fall of 1968, the five teams took a 44 item mathematics
test dealing with adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
whole numbers; and a 20 item spelling test involving sports
related words, such as "offense." Two teams received spelling
instruction while the other three received mathematics instruction.
The five teams were retested in February of 1969 with tests that
were very similar to ones they took in the fall (i.e., the formats
and instructions were the same but the questions were different
so as to eliminate possible biases, such as memory).
Results
The results of the two testings appear in the table below.
An inspection of this table indicates the following : (1) The
teams had comparable (and relatively poor) performance before
training in both mathematics and spelling.
(2) The teams receiv i ng
training in an area have shown substantial i mprovement in that a r e a,
e.g . , the three teams receiving mathematics instruction impro ve d
28% in mathematics compared to only 9% for the teams recei v ing
spelling instruction .
Average Pe r c~nt Co r rect
Te ams r e c ei v ing :
Typ e of Te s t Fa ll Test i ng Win ter Te sting Difference
Mathema t ics
Instructi on
Ma th e_ma t ic s
Sp ellin g
54%
66 %
82%
51%
+28%
-15%
Spel l in g
Instruction
Mathematics
Spel l ing
54%
55%
63%
78%
+ 9%
+23%
�-UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
UNIVERSITY PARK
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
90007
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
APTITUDES RESEARCH PROJECT
J . P. GUILFORD, DIRECTOR
R. HOEFFNER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
May 7, 1969
Mr. Tully Brown
Direction Sports
4415 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
Dear Tully:
Upon receiving Dr. Klein's preliminary evaluation of the DIRECTION SPORTS
program, I am pleased to concur with him in the conclusion that your program has had a beneficial effect. While Dr. Klein's evaluation was primarily of a descriptive nature; describing the results after the fact, I
thought it might be interesting to see what we might be able to generalize
to future seasons or other cities from what we now know.
Accordingly, I performed two t-tests, one for math achievement and one for
spelling achievement.
The two general hypotheses I evaluated were:
1 . .J;mprovement in math achievement in the mathematics-instruction groups
(experimental) is greater than improvement in math achievement in the
spelling-instruction groups (control).
2. Improvement in spelling achievement in the spelling-instruction
g roups (expe rime ntal) is greater than the improve me nt in the mathi nstruction groups (control ).
To compute the two statistics, I e mployed only the 24 math boys and the
16 spelling boys who had all pretest and posttest scores, My reason for
excluding s o many o f the boys in your pro gram who did not have complete
sets of scores for these t-tests wa s that we cannot be sure what the instructional effect was for them.
The t values for the math-score comparison was 2.949, significant at the
. 01 level , while the t value for the spelling-score comparison was 1.445,
n ot significant.
The conclusions we can draw are these: with gre at confiden c e we can e xpect y our program (or ones like it) to effect significant
improvement in the mathematical facility of disadvantaged , minority boys ;
we cannot be v ery confident of a similar eff e ct in spellin g ability , altho ught the data indicates a similar spelling improvement~
Of course, the mathematics tests and e x e rc ises were further d eveloped and
refined than those for spelling at the init iation of this program.
It is
quite possible that with refin eme nt of the spelling program we will find
significant impro v ement there too.
The preliminary findings, therefore,
may b e expected not to be sensiti v e to real improvements and we will h a v e
to await the final data to find out if spelling can be re all y improved.
SW
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�Chalk Talk 17
I. Objectives : ¢:6-Basic Division


±7 - Advanced Addition



8 -Advanced Subtraction


III. Materials:
blackboard and cha lk for instructor.
paper a nd pencil for each boy.
IV. Activity:
I . Motivation: [t's very important for you to be aware of the
score and the yardage at all times during the game . Then
you will be a ble to choose the best type of play to m ake. Let's
tak e a look a t a w ho le game here and how it is scored quarter
by quarter. ( Pass out game-sheets to boys. ) Coach draws
game sheet on boa rd to fi ll in .
2. D escription of Activity:
a. What is the total time of a game? (After they answer,
write it in the square marked " total time'.')
b. How is a game divided up? (quarters). How m a ny minutes in each qua rter? (Say it and then write it under time
for each quarter.) How m a ny minutes in a half? ( oral answer ).
c . Okay-now le t's figure out the score for each qua rter.
( Coach writes o n blackboard.)
1) l n the first quarter, the Rams made a touchdown and then
made the conversion; the 49ers just made the touchdown.
Now fill in the score at the end of the first quarter. (7-6).
2) l n the second quarter, the Rams made a field goal ( 3) and
the 49ers made a touchdown and the conversion ( 7) . Write
down the score for the end of the second ( I 0-13).
3) In the third quarter, the Rams score two touchdowns, but
make onl y one of the conversions. How many points is that?
( 13 ). The 49ers make a touchdown and the conversion (7).
What is the score of the game now? (23-20.)
4) In the fin al quarter, the Rams do not score; the 49ers 111ake
a field goal (3) .What's the final score of the game? (tie ga111e :
23-23) .
d. Now you'll notice on the right-hand side of each square.
the re is a section that says total yards gained. Fill in the following information:
I) In the fi rst quarter, the Ra111s 111 adc a total yard gain of -13 :
the 49ers 111ade 51 ( this is total, not net).
2) In the second quarter, the Rams 111ade 40: the 49ers 45.
(Boys fill in this infor111ation as you read it-you write it on
the board ga111e-chart.)
3) In the third quarter, Ra111s gain 50 yds. 49ers gain 47.
4) In the first quarter, the Ra111s 111ake 42 yds : 49ers 55 .
e. What is the total yardage gain for the R ams? ( 17 5) ( Boys
will add the numbers up in the m a rgin of their paper ; have
them just raise the ir ha nd when they have the a nswer, but
do not shout it out). What is the tota l yardage game now
for the 49ers? (51 + 45 + 47 + 55 = 198)
f. This is total yards gained ; to determine the ne t ya rds gained
we must subtract the penalties.
I ) The Rams were penalized three times for off-sides ( 15 yds.)
and once for clipping ( 15 yds.) How 111any yards did they
lose altogether? ( 30)
2) The 49ers were penalized twice for off-sides ( 10) and once
for unsportsmanlike conduct ( 15) . H ow many yards were
they penalized altogether? (25)
(The process here will be first computing the off-sides penalty 5 x 2
I 0, and then adding IO plus 15.)
g. Finally, how will we determine the net ya rds ga ined for
each team? (Have one boy explain the process: to subtract
the total pena lty yards from the total yards gained . )
l) What was the Rams net yard gain ? ( 145)
2) What was the 49ers net yard gain? ( 173 )
=
Game Chart
Quarter 1
Time: L
Quarter 2
Time : L
Rams:
Total yards gained_
R ams:
Total yards gainer!
49ers:
Total yards gainerl
49ers:
Total yards gained
Score: Rams
D
49ers
D
Quarter 3
Score: R ams
Time : L
D
49ers
D
Quarter 4
Time :
R ams:
Total yards gained
Rams :
Total yards gainerl
49ers :
Total yards gainer!
49ers:
Total yards gainer!
Score : Rams
D
49e rs
Total yards gained in game by Rams:
Rams penalties
Net yards gained in game by Rams:
Total yards gained in game by 49ers:
49ers penalties
Net yards gained in game by 49ers:
D
Final Score : Rams
§
§
D
49ers
L_
D
Total T ime :
© Copyright 1969, Direct ion Sports I nc .
�TRIBUTE TO DIRECTION SPORTS
HON. ALPHONZO BELL
OF CALIFORNIA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Monday, April 21, 1969
Mr. BELL of California. Mr. Speaker,
it is a pleasure to call the attention of
this House to a unique and successful
program that has been operating in the
Watts area of Los Angeles. Direction
Sports begins where Little League leaves
off-it serves those who have no fathers
to participate, those who have no money
for uniforms, insurance, and the other
requisites of Little League participation.
But Direction Sports gives the boys it
serves more than an opportunity to participate in the kind of athletic competition enjoyed by their middle-class counterparts. Through techniques developed
by the Southwest Regional Lab in Inglewood, Calif.-a project which has received more than $4 million from the Office of Education's Bureau of Research
in the past 2 years-Direction Sports
youngsters improve their learning skills
and social attitudes by means of educative chalk talks. In my view, Direction
Sports is precisely the kind of innovative
program that those of us who have been
struggling to find solutions to urban ills
have encouraged in legislation passed in
recent years. As important as the heartwarming results described in the following article by the Christian Science Monitor, however, is the fact that program
evaluation have shown a statistically
significant increase in participants'
mathematics achievement scores.
Mr. Speaker, I wish to commend the
Monitor's article to the attention of my
colleagues, especially those whose con=
stituencies include disadvantaged metro=
poli tan areas.
�THE CHR.TSTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
WEEKEND ISSUE
Monday, January 20, 1969
Watts: 'Direction Sports'
By Cliff Gewe cke
Sports correspon dent .of
The Christi an Science Monitor
Los Angeles
Ever since the Watts, and other, r iots of
1965, sports programs for the underpr ivileged Negro youngster have come to the
fore.
The idea seems to,.be : get more of these
youngsters off t he streets , inspire a nd ·s kill
them with sports (and sports her oes ), and
potent ia l r uffians and "lost causes" may be
motivated info becomin g useful , proctuctive
citizens.
One of the most r e cent, and per haps most
fa r sighted, of these program s - which emanated in the Watts se ction of Los Angeles
during 1968 - is " Dir ection Sports," an
affiliate of the Urban Affairs Foundation ,
Inc.
E ssentially, it is a " Little League for the
unde rprivileged. " But it h as distinct over tones, and undt!rtones, of improving positive
learning skills through orientation, "chalk
ta lks, " and gr oup discussions.
'Tremendous disparity?
" P rivately funded sports progr a ms involve
more than one million youngsters. a nd are
th e most popular youth form a t in the na tion," says for m er sales r epresentative Tulley Brown, who is program dir ector for
Direction Sports.
" Yet, the re is a trem endous dispa rity between the n um ber of pr ivately funded sports
p rogram s fo r the youth in middle-class
are as a s opposed to those in the underprivileged a reas."
To drive home his point, Brown cite s this
statistic: that , in a Jette r dated Aug. 2, 1968,
A. E . Houghton, secretary of Little L ea gue
Ba seba ll, headquartered in Willia msport ,
Pa ., stated the re were 55,620 youngste rs
involved in the Greater L os Angeles area.
"Of this number," e mphasizes Brown,
"not one tea m opera tes in the immense
minority corridor extending from North
Broa dway south to Compton a nd including
som e 200,000 school-age children.
"The reasons for this are basic," he a dds.
" Little L eagu e progra m s function with the
assista nce of fathers, often with the youngsters paying for their own insu rance a nd
m edical che ckup. A general requirem ent is
tha t tlic: youngsters have ha d not m ore than
one 'D ' in the precP.d ing sem ester's schoolwork- and no _police record.
Little League for
underprivileged
Started offic ially Sept. 23 with the advent
of the pa st fo otball sea son, Dire ction Sports
encompa ssed some 75 youngster s in the preteenage category.
Pla ns are to go through the m ajor spor ts
in-season- basketball, tra ck, baseball. And
to expand to other (older and younger ) age
categories, and even to reach into the participation of girls in the p rogram.
Letters of commenda tion have been received fro m su ch m en as California a ttorney
general Tom Lynch, Los Angeles County
sheriff P eter P itchess, Los Angeles police
chief Tom Reddin, and Los Angeles mayor
Sam Yorty.
Unique chalk talk
The program has been fea tured on some
eight southern Ca lifornia television programs. Sports I!lustrated is p roviding a
weekly m agazine subscription for every boy
in the p roject, and the 7-Up Bottling Compa ny ha s donated uniforms. CBS-Los Angeles, after voting Direction Sports one of the
top six pi;ograms in Los Angeles, contdbuted $1,000 worth of jackets, track shoes, and
pants for future use by the youngsters.
Don't qualify for Little League
" Direction Sports" head man Tulley Brown disc usses team tactics with youngsters in the
Watts section of Los Angeles. The program's
educative chalk talks serve as a teach ing aid.
" Too often, " Brown continued , " the youngsters in the ghet tos do not have fathers to
participa te , money to pay for insurance and
doctors, a dequa te grade s, and they do have
police r ecords. Thus, cla ss ical Little L eague
is untena ble in deprived a reas."
The idea is to m otivate pote ntial ruffians and
"lost causes" into becoming useful , productive citizens through the ins pira tion of
sports.
Yet, if the program is to continue to th rive
( and, even, go national perhaps someday)
more funds, a nd help, will be needed.
(A free brochure m ay be obtained by
writing: P roject Director Tulley N. Brown,
Direction Sports , Inc., Ur ban Affa irs Founda tion, 955 S. Western Ave., Suite 204, Los
An geles, Ca lif. 90006).
R ecently, the writer sat in (with Brown, a
Negro group leader re cruited from a nearby
college, and a dozen youngster s ) on one of
the educative chalk talks tha t utilize sports
as " transference" for learning.
" Ricky," said the leader, pointing to a la d
in the front row, " how m any points do you
get for a touchdown?"
"Six," answered Ricky.
" How many points for a fielg goal?"
" Two."
"You sure?"
" Three?" replied R icky, hesitantly.
" Add six and three and what do you get,"
asked the le ader.
Nine!
"Good! Now," continued the leade r, " in
basketball you get how m a ny points for a
field goal ? . . . and two minus nine is . . . "
And so the questions, and the transferenceof-learning skills answers, spread throughout the room- pe rhaps someday soon to
spread throughout the United States with
Tulley Brown' s dream of " Direction Sports
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eve r y major c it y th a r wo uld like t o sta rt a pilot program of Its own thi s comin g
Sep t embe r; and
~OIREC:tION SPORTS is a unique p rogram us in g a Little League,type form a t , plu s
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me nr's So urh wes t Re gi ona l Labo r a tory and seco ndly p rot estation by cross discussions
r einforced by a psycholo g ist , desi gned ro de ve l op posit i ve se lf , co nc epts and socia l
a ttitud es; and
a majo r foundation has a lr ea dy of fer ed, pendin g fin a l ap pro va l o f th e ir
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the prog r am Invo l ves 9 ro 12, yea r , o ld boys and pr ese ntl y th e re a r e app roxl •
ma t e y ~e hundred chi l dren Invo l ved:
it is th e hope of a l I co nce rned that th e OIRF:C:t!ON
Ma rc h 31 , 1969
C:ounci Iman ,
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SQORTS , INC, . 15 OQERATI NG AN EOL!C,ATIO\J r\ L rl .'D SQORTS
QROGR /1 ,11 flE\JEFITI NG 015 /\ 0V /\N TAGEOCHILDRE N IN THE CIT\' OF LOS /\NG HES ;
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ism to serve underprivileged but otherwise
normal children? The basic needs of underprivileged youths seemed to be positive
self concepts and social attitudes, and
learning skills.
It is on these concepts that Direction
Sports is designed.
Ga th Hintz, Director of Community
Relations for CBS affili te K XT, writes,
"In our day-to-day involvement with all
aspects of the community and with the
people who are concerned with improving community problems, Tulley Brown
stands out as one of those rare, dedicated
individuals who knows what must be done
and how to go about doing it.
We at KNXT know that if Tulley is connected with a project, it is going to be
99 9/ 10% right for us, and worthy of our
involvement'.'
Direction Sports began its regular operation on September 23rd, I 968, with
Brown devoting full time to its operation.
On January I 6th, I 969 Direction Sports,
Inc. became a non-profit corporation. In
CBS executives Garth Hintz and Joe Dyer
present new team jackets to Tulley Brown.
this brief time the program has become
one of the most widely covered projects
in the Los Angeles area.
In large part the future of Direction
Sports, Inc. depends on the readers of this
brochure. As John Hall wrote in concluding the column quoted above, "It's a dream.
But it's a dream to build a world on:'
�SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
ABC Markets
Alpha Beta Acme Markets, Inc.
Arden-Mayfair, Inc.
The Boys Market, Inc.
CBS-Los Angeles, KNXT
Reeta Brooks
Lilian Rosenthal
James Yester
Continental Graphics
Market Basket Stores
Ralphs Grocery Co.
Royal Crown Beverage Co.
Safeway Stores, Inc.
Sears Roebuck & Co.
7-Up Bottling Co.
Sports Illustrated
Uniroyal Inc.
Vons Grocery Co.
W J. Voit Rubber Corp.
LEGAL SERVICES
Fulwider-Patten ( copyright, service mark)
Henry Grivi
Loeb & Loeb (incorporation)
Western Law Study Center, use
MAN AG EM ENT CONSULT ANTS
Boaz, All en & Hamilton (growth and planning)
TRAN £PORTA TION
South Los Angeles Transportation Co.
Watts Labor Community Action Comm.
STAFF
Project Director: Tulley R. Brown
Psychometrists: Dr. Ralph Hoepfner, use
Dr. Stephen Klein, UCLA
Psychologist: Victor Coppin, M.A., use
Curriculum Designers:
Winston Doby, M.A., UCLA
Dr. Neal Dorian, JET
Fred Niedemeyer, M .A., Southwest Regional
Laboratory ( Curriculum Center)
Consultant Services: Carolee Gardner
Clerical: Carol Brown, Jacqueline Brown,
Billy Spencer
Photography: Doug Lew, Win Muldrow, Doris Nieh,
Kent Oppenheimer, Don Rypinski
Coaches:
Bill Caldwell
Michael Cano
Frank Cano
Bill Carroll
Eldred Eubanks
Earl Myles
Bruce Nelson
Victor Pichardo
Lance Rentzal
Jess Saenz
Michael Spaulding
Special thanks to Frank Stanley, Los Angeles
Urban League, Senator Mervyn Dymally, and the
Urban Affairs Foundation for giving Direction Sports a
home to grow up in.
Birection Sports
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OFFICE OF GENER A L MANAGER
ATLANTA, GEO RG IA 30303
February 20, 1969
MEMORANDUM
JAC K C . DELIUS
GENER A L MANAG E R
TO:
Parks Committee of the Board of Aldermen
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Alderman Milton G. Farris
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Thomp so n & Hancock Architects
Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild &
Pascal Architects
Mr. Stanley T. Martin, Jr.
Mr. Charle s L. Dav is
Mr. Beverly DuBose, Jr.
FROM:
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SUBJECT:
Cyclo rama Survey
PIERCE YI . WHI TL EY
ASST. GEN . MANAGER
FRED W. BOSWELL
ASST . GEN . MANAGER
VI RGIN IA CARMICHAEL
DIR . OF RECRE::AT!ON
STANL EY T , MARTIN
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ASSISTANT
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De lius, General Manager of Parks and
Recreation
In acco rdance with in structions from the Parks Committee
of the Board of Aldermen, ·we ha ve fini shed the survey
pertaining to th e Cyclorama and its possible relocation.
The results are attached for your information.
Thank you for your continuing interest.
Enclosure
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CYCLORAMA SURVEY
A SUMMARY OF QUESTIONNAIRES
February 17, 1969
As of January .24, 1969, 2,013 of the 5,000 postcards were returned to
this office. This represents an impressive response of 40.3¾. We
understand from public opinion firms, etc., that as much as a 10¾
resp~nse is considered adequate and favorable.
Seven basi j questions were asked on the survey card and not every
question was answered by everyone who returned a card. As to the
question, 11 Your home town or point of origin?, 11 l, 97 3 responded.
Of this number, 966 (or 49¾) were from the southeastern United States.
They represented a total of forty-five states and the District of
Columbia.
Interestingly enough, 1.89¾ of all visitors during the period
tested were from foreign countries. Those listing Atlanta under question
one represent 7.6¾ of the survey, and those from outside Atlanta but
living in Georgia represented 10.9¾ of the survey.
As to question two, 11 Are you on vacation or a business trip?, 11 61.6¾
were on vacation, 21.8¾ were on business, and 16.5¾ were on business
and vacation.
As to question three, 11 How did you hear of cyclorama?, 11 a total of 1,689
of the 2,013 cards responded to this question. The largest single group
were told of the Cyclorama by friends, with the next group having heard
of it through relatives, and the third group bein g natives of the City
of Atlanta. Georgia Welcome stations, encyclopedi as, Georgia Motor Club,
tax i drivers, newspapers, magazine s and history books, Welcome Wagon,
etc. were listed as sources where the tOurists learned of the Cyclorama.
As to question four, 11 Did you have trouble locating the park?, 11 of the
1.960 who responded to this question, only 12 . 1¾ said they had trouble
locating Grant Park.
Questio n five.
This i ·s a very important question consisting of the
11 Did you
following:
come to Grant Park specifically to see the Cyclorama;
· or, to see the Zoo and Cyclorama; or, to see the Zoo and decided to
visit the Cyclorama? 11 A total of 1,.939 of the 2,013 answered this
question.
79.9¾ stated they came td Grant Park e x clusively to see the
Cyclorama ; 17¾ said they came to Grant Park to see the Zoo and the
Cyclor ama, a n d only 3 . 1¾ stated they came to Gran t Park prima r i ly t o
see t he Zoo a n d , while ther e, decided to take in the Cyclorama .
Qu e" st ion six a sk s , 11 Do you feel the Cy clorama should be move d to anoth e r
loc a t io n? 11 Of the 2, 013 answering this questio n, ( please no t e e very
card answe r e d q u est i o n six ) 76¾ said , 11 No , do not move i t t o a nother
locatio n. 11 9¾ said , 11 Yes , do move it , " and 15¾ ha d n ot r eached a c o nclusion. Of the 2,013 c a rds which a n s were d q uest io n s i x, 217 we re fro m
the Atl a nta Metro a re a . Of the se 217 , 7 5% s aid ; 11 Do no t move the Cyclorama,11 19¾ s a id, "Do move i t, 11 a n d 7¾ h ad n o o pinion.
Question seven asks, "Would you rather see the Cyclorama located near
downtown motels , civic centers, etc.? 11 Again, 2,013 of the 2 , 013 r ·e turned
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cards answered question seven. 74% stated they would not prefer to see
the Cyclorama downtown, 11% said they would, and 1'5% had no opinion.
Of the 2,013 cards answering question seven, 217 were from the Metro
area. Of this 217, 74% said, 11 No, do not move it downtown, 11 15% said
"D:> move it downtown, 11 and 11¾ had no opinion.
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AS OF January 24, 1969
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Your home town or point of origin?
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Alabama -Alaska
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
FloridaGeorgiaHawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky - Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minne sota
Mississippi - Missouri
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68
96
6
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15
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82
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75
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Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
N. CarolinaN. Dakota
Ohio
Ok·lahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
S. Carolin~
S. -Dakota
Tennessee.._
Texas
Utah
VirginiaWashington
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W. Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
No State
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Foreign Countries
14 Canada
7 Switzerland
1 Venezuala
1 Ireland
4 Germany
3 Japan
6 England
3 Australia
4 Holland
2 Puerto Rico
1 Grand Bahamas
1 Brazil
1 South America
1 Iran
1 France
1 South Africa
1 Norway
1 Mexico
2 Wales
2 Scotland
2 Isreal
2 India
2 Ecuador
2 Denmark
1 Kenya
1 Sweden
Are you on vacation or a business trip?
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109
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Tour
Folde rs, Brochure s ,
Pamphlet s , e tc.
Welcome St a tio n
Motel s & Hot e l s
Airport
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School
Chamber of Commerce
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1 Hospitality Hou se
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1 Study of monume nt s
7 Conve n tion
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2 New York Time Post
3 Motor Club
1 Movie Guide
1 American He ritage
1 Hert z
2 Curt is , 1 000
1 Superior Bumper
Products of Atlanta
�CYCLORA.MA--suRVEY
January 24, 1 969
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4.
Did yo/ have trouble locating the Park?
No - lr' 721
Yes - 239
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Did you come to Grant Park specific a lly to see the Cyclorama?;
or, to ' see the Zoo & Cyclorama; or, to see Zoo and decided to
visit Cyclorama? ~
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Zoo and decided - 61
Cyclorama - 1,549
Zoo & Cyclorama - 329
6.
Do you feel Cyclorama should b e moved to another location?
No - 1,539 (76%)
Yes - 17_9 (9%)
No Opinion - 295 ( 15%)
Yes - 41 (19%)
No Opinion - 15 (7%)
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No - l~l (74%)
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Would you r a the r see Cyc lorama l ocat e d n ear d o wntown hot e l s ,
motels, in a civic center?
No - 1,496 (74%)
Yes - 21 0 (li%)
No Op inion - 307 ( 15%)
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Ye s - 33 (15%)
No Opinion - 24 (11%)
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No - 160 (74%)
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Thi s includes all the c a rd s tha t h ave b een given ou t at
the Cyclorama . Thi s will b e fina l exc e pt for a ve ry f e w
tha t a r e b e ing r e turne d by ma il.
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DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
OFFICE OF GENERAL MANAGER
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
February 18, 1969
MEMORANDUM
JA C K C . DE L IUS
GE N ER AL MANAGE R
F RED P. WHI TL E Y
ASST .
G E N . MAN A GER
FRED. W. BOSWELL
ASST . GE N. MANAG ER
VIRGI NI A CARMICHAEL.
C I R . OF RECR E ATION
TO :
Mr s . Hattie Thomas
O ffic e of the M a yor
FRO M :
Vir ginia C armichael
RE :
Miss B e ssie L. Whitehead
STA NLE Y T . MARTIN
AOMIN . . ASSI S TANT
Attached you will find informati o n which I have d iscuss e d
with you on t h e phone , a l so some information from t h e
P e r s onnel D e p artment . I have done int ens i ve inve stiga tion
t o s ee who M i ss W hit ehead m i g h t h av e talke d with i n the
D ivision o f Recr e atio n who said they simpl y could n ot
und e rsta nd how she c o uld have fail e d the oral. She could
h a v e t a lke d t o some s t a ff m e mbe r working in the fi e l d.
Howe v e r, s h e did not t a lk to a nyone in the a dministra tive
offic e .
I trus t this m eets with your sati s fa ctio n .
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A ttach m e n ts
�2-11-69
Dear Virginia :
Miss Bessie L. Whitehead was rated by Alberta, Marvin,
and me on January 29. Noee of us gave her a passing score. She did
not impress me as someone who had the temp,.erament, personality, or
back~round to make a successful Recreat io n Leader.
She came to my office yesterday in a very angry mood,
threw the letter on my desk, and said she was not going to take that
king of 11 - - - - 11 • She talked on for quite some time, saying, among
other things, that s he was not going to told no if she had to get a
gun and come up here and shoot somebody.
I did not say a great deal to her - I was listening
most of the time - but I was polite and tried to be helpful. She see med
to have calmed down some when she left.
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Miss Bessie L. Whit_ehead
1220 Gardenia Street N. w.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Dear Miss Whitehead:
I regret to inform you that in the recent interview for Community
Recreation Leader you did not attain a passing score. Therefore,
your name will not appear on the eligible list.
I appreciate the interest manifested .by you in undergoing this
examination, and 1 hope that you v ill participate in such future
tests as may interest you and for which you may be suited.
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�ITY OF ATLAN A
DEPARTMENT of PARKS
Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
March 18, 1969
MEMORANDUM
JACK C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
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TO:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
FROM:
Jack C. Delius, General Manager of Parks and Recreation
SUBJECT:
Concession Bids for North Fulton Golf Course and Piedmont
Park.
The Parks Committee of the Board of Aldermen advertised four times the
concession privil e ges at North Fulton Golf Course and Piedmont Park.
Only one bid was rec eived for e ach of the s e locations.
Mr. Paul Lavin, Golf Profe ssional a t North Fulton Golf Cours e, entered the
only bid of $1,500. 00 a year for a three - y e ar p e riod. This amount is identic a l
to what we were receiving from this concession stand up to 196 7.
C o mmitt ee also received o ne bid on the Pie dmont P a rk Concession in the
amount of $1,750.00 per year for a two -yea r p er iod. M r. J. W. Oldkn ow,
the current C oncessionaire, was the only bidder. He had been paying
$1,555.0 0 per year.
Parks Committee op ened these bids on March 11 , 1969 and asked that I forward
the information to you with their recommendation that we accept these bids.
If you should find them acceptable, I shall proceed to have the proper
r e solutions drawn, contract agreements prepared, etc.
Thank you v e ry much.
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�Februsry 10, 1969
ME MO R A N D U M
TO:
Virgini a Ca rmichael, Director of Recreation
FROM:
J a ck C. Delius, General Manager of Parks & Recreation
Miss Hattie Thomas of the Mayor ' s Office has asked me
t o i nvestigate the situation i nvolvi ng the prospective
employment of Miss Bessie L. Whitehead, f or the position
(as I understand it) o f Communi ty Recreat ion Director.
Miss Whitehead apparently succe sful ly passed the written
part of the examina tion but received a letter dated
January 31, 1969 from the Pers onnel Department stating
that she had failed the oral. Miss Whitehead further
s tates that on February 10, 1969 she "talked to someone
in Recreation" who said they s imply c ould not understand
how she could have failed the oral.
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I advised Miss Thomas that we were not privileged t o
eiam the oral done by a t l east three different people,
one of whom only normally repre sents this department .
However, . I would ask you to look into this and see if
there has been any mistakes made,, etc . Would you
please advise Miss Whitehead at 1220 Gardenia St.,N, W.
of the circumstances and also post Miss Thomas in the
Mayor's Office . Thank you very much .
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cc: J~iss Hattie Thomas,, Secretary, Mayo r 's Office
�At>l"il
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1969
MEMOR.ANDU
TO:
Mr. Eddie MeLemore. Recreatlon Supervf.acn•
PBOH I
Jack
SUBJBCT1
Mr. Joe Gentry, Pcka Bngf.neei-iog Divialon
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Q48er of P-oks and Recreation
De11ua• Genei-al
Dev lopaent of temporary C"ecr tf.on f .ci1£ty 1
472 111
Mr . arl Land r , oft
tn this d ·pctm .ot t.ak1
Str et,
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could be r .novated to aoae lildc. d ext nt rut, ae, you - y
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laud djac ot t-o th •ti"Uetur bas been cl
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• Landet"a h I a keel Mr. Jobnny Robwoa,
<:omaiUlltty s
a. s CoordJ. tor., to C0017d1nat th1e p,:oJ ct.
We ha
be n dnaed by Mr. HowAC'd Op nahaw,. the Dir ccor of & •
cleVi lo
t f~ the Atlaat lfoua _ Ailthori.ty that th
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Company ha, b en acquk d by the Routing . ut~ity nd th4t th forMI"
aw-r1ar will •hcnttly b 1IOV1
• ~ t h ~ r II Atlant HoUall Autbot'iey
wt,11 be in po1itlo ·t o 1 • for •·-~ C' cw- ation ct:lv1t4 , etc .
thi pro etty ..
�Memorandum Toe
Aprl.l 8, 1969
· ssra. Eddie McLemare/Joe Gentty
check with me fi-equently aa to prograaa being mad •
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6S Geor 1a Avenue
Me ara. Earl Lander • Mayor's Office
.Johnny Robtnson, May.31:• s Of fie
ROQald Wolf , Poat Offic Box 1328, Atl nt ., G • 30301
Wtllt .. T. Huntley, 111. i>,:itcbar4 & Jard a, %Ge.
2250 N. ~id HU1o ad wa N.E.
Atl ta, GeO.i'
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Atlanta, Goor la 30324 .
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�March 19, 1969
Mr . Jack C. Delius
General Manager
Parks D partment
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Jack~'
W have reviewed your memorandum of March 18, 1969 relating
to conce sion bide for North Fulton Golf Cour e and Piedmont
Park.
Tb bid
ubmitted by Mr. Paul Lavin for the North Fulton
Oolf Cour
nd by Mr . J ~ W. Oldknow for Pi dmont Park ar
acceptable by the Mayor . It ie, ther fore , r quested that you
proce d to have then c ss ry resolution dr wn nd the contract
agreements prep red.
Sincerely yours,
R. E rl Lander
Admlni•tr tive A . sis
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Office of General Manager
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
May 2, 1969
MEMORANDUM


JACK- C. DELIUS
GENERAL MANAGER
TO:
Mr. Joe Gentry, Parks Engineering
Miss Jimmie Mims, Assistant Director of Recreation
FROM:
Jack
c. Delius, General Manager of Parks and
Recreation
SUBJECT:
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· Eden Rag Company (Ira Street)
I am attachin·g ··for each of you a Xerox of a proposed Recreation
Program to take place -at the former Eden Rag Company building on
Ira Street. I am asking Joe Gentry to coordinate all the improve· ments to the building and the surrounding land, and have already
discus sed some of this with Mr. Roland Ebright, Foreman of Adams
Park. It will be necessary to ask Fred Shepherd to give us his
opinion as soon as possible as to the practicality of moving certain
pieces of superstructure in the warehouse section of the building.
Also, · Mr. Earl Landers advises that Pete Peterson, of the City
Hall, has a number of spare plumbing fixtures we might use in
replacing those vandali zed . You should talk to Mr. Grady Butler,
the Extension Area Manager of Sum-Mee, and discuss the particulars
on the renovation of this building. Overtime is authorized through
Range 46 for painters,· carpenters, electricians, to get on this
project immediately. Severa l trees will have to be removed, lights
added to the field and general illumination (not professional
athletic lights), utilities turned on, a telephone installed, etc.
Please r e vie w the attached list.
Miss Mims, it is the City ·s wish to staff this facility as soon as
practical and to supply the equipment on the attached list where
possible. Please have your Recreation Coordinator or the Recreation
Supervisor work closely with Mr. Butler. An excellent job has been
done in organi zing the Neighborhood Advisory Committee, and we
should c e rtainly l e nd an ear to their advice.
Finally, the first order of business will be to regrade and make
playable the ball field to the north of the build ing and the
construction of a ball field to the south of the . building.
Mr. Butier can fill you in o n this. A nQmber of City official s
have expressed personal interest in the success of this program and I
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May 2, 1969
Miss Jimmie Mims
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Park may vote to render certain assistance to us with this
project and Mr. Johnny Robinson is currently contacting this
group to determine what aid may be forthcoming.

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Mr. R. Earl . Landers, Mayor·s Office ~
Mr. Johnny Robinson, Community Development Coordinator
Mr. Grady Butler, Extension Area Manager,
Sum-Mee Extension Office
Mr. J. ,D. Chamblee, Parks Maintenance ·Superintendent
Mr. Pierce Whitley, Asst. Gen. Mgr. of Parks
Mr. Staniey T. Martin, Asst. Gen. Mgr. of Parks
Mr. Bob Johnson, Chief Electrician
Mr. Fred Shepherd, City Architect
Mr. Eddie McLemore, Recreation Supervisor
Mr. Ron Ransom, Recreation Coordinator
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To meet the needs of the community, the recreation faci lfty should
have a comprehensive program. The program should be broad a.nd inclusive
enough to provide activities for all age groupso The activities should
include: athletics, table games, a variety of outdoor games, interest
groups~ a gameroom for small kids, a quiet room for reading and lounge,
coed groups and activities, and adult groups and a ctivitieso
The governing body for the facility is an elected, 12-member Advis ory
Board. The Board is made up of persons from the Jvie chani csville community .
They are as follows:
Rev. F.W. Melville, Chairman
Mrs. Rosa Hampton, Vice Chairman
Mrs. Rosa Griffin, Secretary
Mrs. Bertha Barton, Assistant Secretary
Rev. M.M. Thomas, Treasurer
Mrs .. Annie R
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Miss Lois Wilson
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A. Softball
l o 20 teams
ac 5-10& under te ams ( 3 boys and 2 girls )
b., 5-12 & under teams ( 3 boys and 2 girl s )
c. 5-15 & under te ams {j boys and 2 gi rls )
d. 2-17 & under teams {l boy and 1 giri )
e. J Adult teruns ( 2 men and jj 1 women)
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Gym Activities (inside rag house)
1. 2 table tennis Sets
2. 2 Billiard Tables
3o 2 Caron Boards
4. l Weightlifting set
5. 2 card tables (for checkers)
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Game Room (for small kids)
1. Table games
2. Selected activities
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2. lounge for staff
3. For counse ling
4. For small meetings
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Other Outside Games
1. Volleyball
2. Basketball
3. Cro que t
4., Horse shoe s
5. Soccer
{outside Goals)
G. Other Adult ,Activities
1. Barbe cues
2. Othe r Suggeste d Activities
He Coed Activities
le A Youth Council
2., Youth Social Activities
a . Dances
b .. Parties
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1. Softball and baseball fields developed (leveled and scraped)
2o Spectator seats on softball and baseball fields
J. A 5ft. fence to enclose the area.
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The Building needs painting and decorating on the inslde
A telephone needs to be installed
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b. 2 workers for softball and baseball fields
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1 worker for gym activities (inside)
1 worker for game room (for small kids)
2 workers for softball and other outside games.
1 worker to serve as receptionist-secretary.
Submitted by: Grady Butler
Extension Area Mgr.
SUJvI-1'-'I.EC Extension Office
5/1/69
�CITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
OFFICE OF GENERAL MANAGER
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
JACK C. DELI US
G EN ER A L MANA GER

F R ED P . WHIT LE Y
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May 19, 1969
GE N. M A NAGE R
FRED. W. BO SWEL L
A SST . GE N.MAN A G ER
VIRGINIA CARMI C HAEL.
CIR . O F RE CREATION
MEM O RAND U M
S T AN LE Y T . MARTIN
AD M I N .
ASS IST A NT
TO:
All Park and Recreation Supervisors and Foremen
FROM:
Stan Martin• Assistant General Manager of Parks
SUBJECT:
Opening of Swimming Pools for 1969 Season
All swimming pools will open on Saturday, June 7, 1969,
and will remain open through Labor Day, September 1,
1969. The hours of operation will be from 12 Noon until
8:30 P.M., Monday through Saturday and from 1:00 P.M.
until 8 : 30 P.M. on Sundays , Swimming classes will be
taught by our staff for a period of eight weeks beginning
June 16 through August 8 from 10:00 A.M. until 12 Noon,
Monday through Friday. Children 12 years old and under
will be allowed to swim free from 12 Noon until 2:00 P.M.,
Monday through Saturday.
All port-a-pools will be open from June 7 through Labor
Day, and will be used only for organized swimming classea
supervised by our recreation staff.
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�October 6, 1969
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mayor Allen
From:
Dan Sweat
Subject:
Proposed $100, 000 Park Project
W have be n un bl · to secur wh t w feel re good recommend tions for
project through th usual ources and h v , th r Sol"e, taken the lib rty
of
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reeomm nd tion ourselv s .
In su g sting poeslbl proj ct w
re som what at di advantage in
not knowing th I: lings of the donor . Fo7 xatnple, ls h motivat d by
charit bl con ider tion
hkh would lend itself to pl'oject in ome·
die dv tag d rea? Is he motiv ted by rtletic cons i d r tions? Hietol'ic:
con ldel'ation ? Do
h wt h
. proj ct to b
memori l to him lf
or hi•! mily?
In th · v nt that the City w 1' to ~ c lv an unantlclpat d $100, 000 gr t,
lt ould b - our hope th t th • fun<! could be pent in the downto
£or tho be.neflt a.nd .njoyment ot 11 Atl ntan • OuJ' c ntral city l
ot landmai,k and b uty e pot ven though
h ve had a pro r
b utlfying small p re l s a7oa:nd · · city in r c .. t year • For thi r so:n,
w hav
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d o ~l° 1 proj ete t t owd le d eha..r ct r
d id nfi,..
fie tton to t
town t . a •
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ounced, it i• un:tuiuie..a
ot be ullt for
�M mo to Mayor Allen
Page Two
Octob
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· om time'il Th plan th t the Park Engineer h ve d velop d a.:re
lmaginativ .,. This part· will b
"Hurt Park11 type focal point in wh~t
is lready sub tantial n ighborhood of n w oiiice building • r t 1U' nts ,
tc:.
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uti.fic tlon of Five Pointe.. Not just · f w trees , but a r al ffort
to conv rt th r
into a landmark area . New 1dewe.lks • • • imaginative
r d ign of th traffic isl nds with pl tings , tc • ., new as light lamp
such s thos us d in Under round Atlanta • .. • om
ort of stata ry
or · t work th t would er at the ttention (to a le ser degre ) a"'
do s the Pie a o in Chicago. One problem her might b
pac • but
th . clo ingof the hort tr !fie lane b tw n the tr file island and the
William Oliv · r Bul:1.ding
d the Ba nk 0£ Geol' i Building so a to
c:re le plaz might b f
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3.
Purc:h s
nd be utify th· old filling
tio11 it _ (now~ in ff ct,
traffic island) at Memorial and C ntl' . Thi int . r etf.on is
jor
.ntz ce into th downto n re ,.
p ei lly th gove'"'nmenta.1
ct:ion.
Thb proj ct h
b en propo ed in th fiv - y r c pital lmprov m.ent
pro rt.in,. but no provisions hav be n made for- £unding the proj · ct in
th for s · bl futur •
4.
C v r ion o£ Curri l' Str - t. Thi tr et ls j t two block long
i-unnlng hom P 1.cht:r
to Piedmont t th A udltol'iqm nd Exhibit
B
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rnaln :ntranc: • Thi eould b
bandon d
st:r, t nd conv rted
to a par -Uk mall for ped atrian tr flc from Pe cbt•
into th Civic:
Ce
I' Compl.x. The only problem i tha.t thi
tre t bord r ·· th·
o1 th• p~op rty propo d • t n . Cr . yhoun.d B . T rminal d
th
xietlng parking n
rvlce t cillty for
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5.
Pu.re •• of hbtoric houa• for renovation d p
rvatio •
tla
h hon on •ucl'l hiatoric f tu,., • The
te ..bellum Judge hou• on
· rburn Road i,1 pot lblllty. The Col. L. P. Or · nt home on t. Paul
A ven , 5. • h pirobably too £ar ao •·· Th hbt lcal eoct.ty could
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Page Thr
October 6 , 1969
7.
A focal point such as the St. Louis Arch. Atlanta. 1 0 could b an
rti tic cone ptlo.a of the Phoenix Rising"
is depict d on the
Se • It ehould be of irnpressiv _ size and pl ced in a loc tioo that
would command attention. Inside or in connection with the Interchange
might b a good plac. i£ it could b WOJ'ked out. One other pos sibl
place would b th area of the Brookwood Int rch ng on ithel' tne
rail10 d property o,:, on Atlantic Steel property if l"i'angem nto could
be :made,
Neighbo_~hood Proje_c ts
1.
v 1opmcnt of a mall neighborhood p rk on th prop rty locat d t
White Stre t and Ro e Circl in Southw t Atl t • Thi pro rty is
juat on th ed ~ of th We t End Urb n R newal Project,, but 11ot
m jor r dev lopment in thl
rea i in th pl _n • B caus - it is in
the 'ted v lopm nt ar , h
ver, the pro rty can b d dlc t d to
the City a.nd all of th !und ean go into improv m nts .
2.
D v loprnent oi play lot in th Linc;oln Home a~ al northw st
.Atlant . This ie on public housing property and c
ab · d dlc t d
so th t 1 of th don · d !uad can b u ed tot d v lopm.nt.
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�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R EARL LANDERS, Administrative Ass istant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Governmental Liaison
· June 27, 1969
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Johnny Robinson
FROM:
George J. Berry
SUBJECT:
City-owned lot at Richardson and Conley Streets.
At your request, I reviewed our situation on this piece of property
with the foll owing findings :
1.
In 1944, Mayor Hartsfield granted an elderly lady permission
to use this lot. The city had owned it for a very long time.
In the late 1800' s the lot had been used as a dump for "night
soil. " The lady had continued to use t he prope r ty and had
some sort of church constructed on it which the City Housing
Code Division has recently requi re d her to de m olish .
Cons e quently, she does not now occupy the property . This
lady now feels that she has a legal right to the prop e rty,
howeve r, because she has had effective possession for this
l ength of tim e.
2.
In 1967 th e City Parks Department was investigati ng all
city - o wn e d p r ope r ty to determine th e i r feas i bili ty fo r us e
a s playl ot s . Whe n Jack D e lius was investigating thi s p roperty
the eld erly lady (kno w n loc ally as "the witch docto r") plac e d
a "hex " o n h im fo r p r opos i ng to us e h er p r oper ty .
3.
Becaus e of it s po s s ible us e by the Parks D e p artment, the
Law Department initiated an action to determine the validity
of the city's title . Associate City Attorney, Ralph Jenkin s ,
represente d the city and while he wa s unable to remove the
hex from Mr. D eliu s , did s ucceed in w i nning the case and
clearing the city' s title to the lot .
�June 27, 1969
Memo to Johnny Robinson
Page Two
4.
Pete Williams of the Land Department says that the boundaries
of the lot need to be surveyed. He feels that an adjoining building is encroaching on the property.
5.
Because of the time factor, the Parks Department arranged for
another playlot in the vicinity with which they are satisfied.
Mr. Delius advised me that they now have no plans to use this
lot.
6.
Mr. Jenkins advised me by telephone that if the city is serious
in wanting to assert its title to this property, it is important
that this property be put to some definite use or it be declared
surplus and sold. I did not inquire into his legal reasons for
this position, but he felt that the failure of the city to act would
strengthen the claimant's case and could possibly result in
overturning the court's decision . A third alternative, therefor e ,
would be to abandon the property to the claimant.
Very truly yours ,
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ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303
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J ACK ~ . DEL IUS
GE NERAL MANAGER
M E M O R A N D U M
STANLEY T. MART I N , J R.
ASS T. GEN . MANAGER
F. PI ERCE WHI TL EY
ASST.G E N . MANAGER
C ARL VI. RYALS, JR .
SR. ADM I N. ASS ISTANT
V IRG I N I A CARMICHAE L
DIR. O F RE,CREATION
TO:
-Jimmie Mims , As sis t ant Director of Recreation
FROM :
Jack C. Delius, Gene ral Manager
SUBJECT :
Rec r eati on Assistance to Faye tt e , Mississippi
Mayo r Charles Ev ers
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Ber t a Frizzel l ha s checke d th e ai rli nes and finds that
De lta fli es into Natc hez , Mississippi which is the
n earest airport apparently to Fayette, Mis si ssippi . The
tra nsportation round trip touri st class is $115 . 5 .0 .
I
will r e ques t for you this amount of mone y plus $25 . 00
p er diem expense for the one night you probably will .
stay and $25 . 00 . t ravel expense for a total request of
$ 1 65 . 50 .
I make r eference on the request for travel
expenses to the fact that Mr. Dan Sweat ha s asked 0s to
give assistanc e t o Faye tt e, Mississippi .
As t o the cost of construction of the r ec r eation buildinggymnasium and other items, I he l d a meeting this morning
with the Park Engineers and we came up with some rough
ballfield prices .
First of a ll, a recreation building
that would includ e a regulation college typ e basketba ll
court with two small courts crosswise, rollaway bleache rs,
a r ecreation or multi -purpose room, a library, dance
studio, locke r room, showers, e tc . ,·as we ll as a special
club and trophy room would c e rtainly add up to at l east
12,900 square feet .
I have analyzed the square footage
in several of the b e tt e r gymnasiu m-recreati on building
compl exes in Ge orgia s uch as Da lton and East Point and
find they run sl i g htly over 12,000 s quare fee t.
Th e
Park Engineers have es timated cost of construction of
this typ e of building at a bout $20.00 p er square foot
and so you could say that this building, less land,
would cost b e tween $200,000-$240,000.
Now, that figure
would not include the cos t of i nstalling l ockers, etc .
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Jimmi e Mims
Octob er 23, 1 969
As to an outdoor recrea tion area , the information we
have from Fayette, Miss issippi is rather nebulous . The
cost of a multiple purpose game court is running about
$3,500 each here in At lanta . It can be done out of
concrete and you could skate on it and have other act i vit i es
r e quiring a hard . surface such as basketball, e tc. Basketball
courts are also running about $3,500 each ; badminton
courts about $3 ,000 each, voll eyball courts about $3,000 ,
and doubl e court t ennis faciliti es about $7,000 . The
engineers es timat e that out door handball courts properly
construct ed and f e n ced would run about $2,000 each . The
co s t of constructing a baseba ll .d i amond, socc er fi e ld,
quar t er mil e cinder track , arch ery range and hors eshoe
pit s , if in fact the land is fai r ly level and requir es
little grading, would run about $25 ,000 including the
lighting .
It is worth noting that we have spent up
to $15,000 for just the light for a l arge baseball
diamond . As to the campsites , they run about $500 each .
Outdoor toil e t ·facilities are shockingly expensive . We
have spent up to $20,000 for ladi es and mens r es trooms .
However, the engineers think that from $8,000 -10,000
would cover this it em . Mis s issippi might want to build
their own or conside r buying one alre~dy pre-fabricated
from Sup er Secure in California. You will recall that
we have us ed Super Secure at Anderson and.Bedford - Pine .
The water fountains ccst $160 . 00 ea~h p lus installation
and water pipe . We are not sure about item 7 11 The
outdoor area which should b e light e d 11 and thus we are
refraining from g iving any s ort of pric e . We r eally
don 1 t know what siz e area the y are _talking a bout.
The
las t item, number 8, calls for construction of a strong
fence around the entire playarea . A six foot fence of
reasonably sturdy gauge runs about $4 . oo a foot installe d .
In othe r word s , a 100 f ee t would cost $400.00; a 1,000
fe e t, .a $1,000.00.
I am sending Dan Sweat a copy of thi s memorandum and hav e
a call into him at this time to ask him whether I should
proceed to make a r e ques t for your travel expenses.
JCD:bf
cc: Dan Swe at
Dan: Jimmie Mims is on a very badly needed vacation
and wil l be back on duty Monday, October 27, and
could leave mos t anytime a ft e~ that for the trip
to Fayette.
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SchooJ. -Tota l
Se rved by ~Iur.~D:1 ries Schoo l
Brown Avenue and J ones joro Road
· Park A'renu.e cJncl Lc1 nsin ~ ·
Hice Her.1ori;1l
670
Ad.?.i r PciTk
500
Pittman Park
1~50
Bethlehem Center
Schoo·J. Tota 1
Served by- A .
I\. . J ones E_lementc1ry Sc:1001
Howell Pa rk
500
500
Norcross Play lot
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500
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500
Oa kla nd City Playlot
670
Cr.?.ddock School
School Tota l
200
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Serve-1 b;,, Pey ton _Forres t Ele1r.ent-:1ry School
Adamsville Park
500
Phylot - 2185 1.Terben.?. Str2- et
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1600
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OF P :\ ::.TIC IPA?•:TS
Wilson Avenue
700
Tremont Dr ive
900
Collier Pa rks
1100
English Park
500
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Wilson Eills Pa rk
Schoo]. Tot2l
5600
Served by Pr::or Stree t School
Cn.pi tol .Avenue Pl ay lot
1500
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1500
T:.fes l ey '.:-louse
800
·. Ira Re cre ation
1500
Pry or Street School
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Dodd PJ.a;y-lot
1000
Playlot - 71 Little Stree t
10()0
Playlot -
941 McDanie l Stre et
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Pla'-rlot - Ge or co-1. n a nd YcD::ini e l St r se t
650
Play l ot - A tla n-La Sta dilun Pa rkin g Lot
750
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Playlot - Nary and _Colei-na n Street
School Tota l
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Se rv e d by D. H. Stan t on Schoo l
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r!;i.ygood and Cre :.-1 S~r e e t Pl a.ylot
900
Danie l St~nton Pa r k
900
1000
Ri cha r ds on St r ee t Ce nt e r
650
Conna lly Street Cente r
E . P . Jo'(l.n son
Sch oo l Tot a l
�PR09L~MS E~COUNTlR~D
1.
Inadequate propara tj_on of food.
2.
The t rucks
stil l have not been p1·ovided with a c aae
in .
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b
orde r t o hold food in place.
3.
Schools were not provi ded wiU1 enou~h i ce .
4. ·. The
s anduiches were t oo -:3.ry bec ause t here was p l ain peanut
' bu tt~r . In ac!.diticn , h : t r o.ve J. i ng to var:i.ou.s schoo l s , I
f ound th':lt bro,-mies ,,1ere bein g made with pe a nut butter
and wsre not co.::1pJ.etely cooked.
5.
I be l ieve fo e !1eals offere d could be more substs.nti.al if
c ertciin ot:1 er commodit i es were prep :->r-:id. For exarnpJ.e , tr1e
rne~ls would b e much b e tte r i.f merlts were added to the sup -plements .
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Served by 1.<ldter \V'.1ite School
'tl?. lter rllh.ite School
2000
Art Abner Place
700
A. D. Willi;uns
School 'fotci l
1000
3700
This week's tot a l r epres ents an increase of 22,L75 over the previous week .
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�CITY OF AT LANT A
DEPARnIENT OF LAW
2614 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
January 27-; 1969
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Mr. P-1ul B •. Ivs2y
Land Agent
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Carn'..}y-; on Jrmuary 23, _·,59, e.nc1
Janua'.'!:.-y 27, 1969, of. $G l.
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a:-1ard 1.1as tho same nn tha t te stified to
by th,3 City's n;,. :--·~~_,n'" ~T , .:i.nd ina.sIJuch us an offe r u a s macfa to the
owner of $61,.750.00, · I would recoil11:ancl n-::, a;_)pesl in this case.
Please aclvise me if you should de Bire an appeal.
· With k:i..n(hst pe:rso i1:J.l r c3ards.
Yours_v~ry truly,
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cc: Hz-. Stan H:J'!:'tin
Fer.ci.11 Y. Natr.~1.;s
Assistant City Attor113y
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CITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARnIENT OF LAW
2614 FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUI LDI NG
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
Janu ayy 27 , 1969
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Land Ar.,ent
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11::! leased fee was $36,800.00 nna th9 value
--~- ~,. , 200. 00, in th,~ total ~~ount of $33,000.00.
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th-~ lc.nd anJ buildii.1.g w~s $60,000.00 n et to Nrs. Cl~~·k nftGr thB
payr::~nt of income tmcrn.
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-fro:;:J co::.!r;;icfo·.,_·.::J.tio:-! b2.::rti.1sc rr..s.t1~ aft.9:-c both p m:ti98 h3d notice of
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leased fee inte~·20 t of $35,500.00 is l ess tha-.:.1. tl:.e appi:zdsal of.
Mr. Dn.b:1:;y of $37,750.00 und tha.t o:2 }!::·. Xb·:\:J.£m:J in tl:,rl ~r.:ount
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that h~ u.J.s in th~ hospi tal so nuc11. In adc1iti-:rn.i h:! has to w.J.lk
vith ::13sist2.nce. I f-2el sura that h:tn phy.sical c o11dit:J.o:i ,;-~ould
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-- total · su:;i. o.i7ardod by t h3 Hasti::T of $38;500.00 is w.211 w:1.t'hin tp2
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