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TO:
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�8:30 am
Registration -
Atlanta-American Motor Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
9:30 am
Opening General Session: Grand Ballroom
Presiding : David Sullivan, President
Building Service Employees
International Union AFL-CIO
EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Atlanta-American Motor Hotel, Atl anta, Georgia
Greetings: Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Eastern Regional Action Conference
December 13, 1967
Remarks : William Flynn, Director
STEP Program, National Association
of Manufacturers
Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick
Executive Director
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Institute
Augustus H. Sterne, President
Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia
10:30 am Workshops: Expanding Private Employme nt
Opportunities
Five concurrent wo_rkshops will be held, all dealing with the same topics .
Morning Session: Film - " Employment Programs,
City of Atlanta"
Organizing local employment
campaigns
Recruiting, training and placement of the hard-core unemployed
Reassessing under-employment
12:15 pm Luncheon Session: Georgia Ballroom
Presiding : John Wheeler, President
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Durham, North Carolina
President, Southern Regional Co uncil
Address:
2:00 pm
Gerald L. Phillippe,
Chairman of the Board
General Electric Company
Concurrent Workshops
Afternoon Session: Job development and upward
mobility .
Entrepreneurship-Promotion
of economic growth in the
ghetto .
3:30 pm
Adjournment
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November 30 , 19 6 7
ATLAl"TA . GA . 30303
Tel. 522 -4463 Ar ca Code t,04
!VAN ALLEN, JR., Mt.YOR
R. EARL LANDER S, Admin istrative Assi st ant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Ex ecutive Sec reta ry
DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Directo r of Governm ental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
T o : Members o f Urban Co a lit ion S teer in g C ommittee
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Enclos ed is a l ette r of inv itation and pro g r a 1n conc erning the
D e cemb e r 13 m eetin g of the T ask Force on Private E mployment
of the National Urban C oalition.
I h op e th a t all of you c an make yo ur plans to attend this impo rt ant
conference .
W e might need to ask m mbers of the Steering C ommittee to
a ctive l y participate i n the work sho ps as part of panel d i scussions .
If this should be the cas e , I will notify you at the earliest possible
moment .
I am also attaching a le tter from Mr . M . C. G ettinger, Exe cuti ve
Dir e ctor of the Atl anta J ewish Welfa r e Fede ration, Inc., which
is a newly formed central agen cy involving the Atlanta J ewish
C ommunity C ouncil , th e Jewish Welfare Fund and the Jewish S ocial
S e rvice Federation. As Mr . Ge ttinger 1 s lett r states, the
Federation represents virtually all the adult J ewish organizations
in Atlanta and would b e the most appr o p riat e representative of all
the J ewish organizations on the Urban Co alition Steering Committ e .
Several organizations and many individua ls hav e called my attention
to the fact that the J ewish corru.nunity is not rep:i;esented on the
Steering Committee and I feel that th e Steering Committe e should
give some thought to inviting Mr. Abe Golds tein , Pr esident of th
Atlanta J ewis h Welfare Federation, Inc ., to serve as a member of
the Steering Com1nittee.
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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I A TLANTA, GEORGIA 303 0 1
November 28, 1967
Dear Mr. Employer:
t=i The National Urban Coalition Task Force on Private Employment will hold
a:
Regional Planning Conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, December 13, to explore
the possibilities of expanding employment opportunities for the hard-core unemployed.
t=i The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atlanta are cooperating with
the Urban Coalition in this effort. Atlanta's key business executives are being invited
to participate because of the special significance of this conference for Atlanta business.
~ Mr. Gerald L. Phillippe, Chairman of the Board of General Electric Company
and also Chairman of the Task Force, will keynote the conference. He will discuss
programs instituted by private business to provide meaningful and productive jobs for
the hard-core unemployed.
t=i Another part of the program will be a slide presentation on Atlanta's unemployment
problem and its relationship to private business. The presentation was prepared by
several Atlanta organizations as a means of stimulating discussion of approaches to our
dual problem of people who need jobs and unfilled jobs which need people.
t=i The conference will be at the American Motor Hotel, 160 Spring Street, N. W.
Regist r ation will begin at 8:30 a.m., "followed by a general session, workshops and a
luncheon, with adjournment at 3:30 p.m. There is no registration fee; price of the
luncheon is $4. 75 . per person.
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P l eas e make your plans now to attend, and retur n the enclosed card to assure
your reservat ion.
Sincer ely,
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�8:30 am
Registration -
9:30 am
Opening General Session: Grand Ballroom
Atlanta-American Motor Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
Presiding: aavid Sullivan, President
Building Service Employees
International Union AFL-CIO
EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Atl anta-American Motor Hotel , Atlanta, Georgia
Greetings: Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Eastern Regional Action Conference
December 13, 1967
Remarks: William Flynn, Director
STEP Program, National Association
of Manufacturers
Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick
Executive Director
Opportunities Industrialization Center
Institute
Augustus H. Sterne, President
Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta, Georgia
10:30 am Workshops: Expanding Private Employment
Opportunities
Five concurrent wo_rkshops will be held, all dealing with the same topics.
Morning Session: Film - " Employment Programs,
City of Atlanta"
Organizing local employment
campaigns
Recruiting, training and placement of the hard-core unemployed
Reassessing under-employmen t
12:15 pm Luncheon Session: Georgia Ballroom
Presiding: John Wheeler, President
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Durham, North Carolina
President, Southern Regional Council
Address:
2:00 pm
Gerald L. Phillippe,
Chairman of the Board
General Electric Company
Concurrent Workshops
Afternoon Session : Job development and upward
mobility_
Entrepreneurship- Promotion
of economic growth in the
ghetto .
3:30 pm
Adjournment
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Steering Committe e Co-ch airmen: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph
Novembe r 24 , 1967
NATI ONAL COORDINATORS WEEK LY RE PORT
LOCAL COAL ITIONS
The third in a series o f regional co ference s t o assi st local
communities in fo rming their ovm Urb an Co alit io ns will be hel d
in San Fr a ncisco o n -o vember 30 i n the San Fran cisco Hilt oh.
The prog r am format will be similar t o those used f or the
previous two successful con ferences in Ch icago and Minneapolis,
with emphasi s on "how- t o- d o - it " worksho ps. The three general
s es sions will f e ature remark s by S an Fran c isco Mayor Shel l oy
and Mayor-El e ct Alioto , The Most Reverend Joseph McGucken,
Kenneth Wrigh t, Vice President and Chie f Econom ist o f t e Life
Insu ran ce Ass o ci ation of America , Californi a State Assemb l yman
John T. Kno x, Bishop Donald Harvey Tippett and Franc es Barnes,
Vic e Pres ident of the Crown Zelle r bach Co rporati on an d Preside nt
o f the Management Coun ci l for Bay Are a Empl o yment Oppo rtunity .
A similar regional confe rence for eastern cities, orig inall y
set f or December 11 in New York City , has been postponed
because ·of scheduling problems to the second week of Jant,.ary .
You will shortly be advised of the exact date .
PUBLI C SERVICE EMPLOYMENT AND URBAN LEGISLATI ON
More than 40 Washingt on represent atives of organizations which
suppo rt the program o f the Urban Co alition attended a lun c heon
meet i ng in the Statler Hilto n Hotel on November 20.
Featured speaker Mayor John Lindsay of New York City stressed
the necessity of a united legislative effort to move bills
supported by the Coalition through Congress .
Andrew Biemiller,
Legislative Director of AFL-CIO, c ited a c ase history to
illustrate the p osi tive value of business and labor representatives going together to c all on Congressmen.
Rabbi Richard G.
Hirsch of the Union of Ameri c an Hebrew Congregati ons described
N ational Coordinators: John Feild / Ron M. Lin ton
Telephone 293-1530
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the growing awareness of chur ch groups of the need to be active
iri public affairs.
PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
On November 21 the Task Force on Private Empl oyment met i n
Detroit with the Empl o yment a nd Education Comi-r1 i t t ee of the New
Det roit Comm ittee.
Th e meet ing was chair e d by William M. Day ,
president o f Michigan Bell Teleph o ne Company .
In h is rema r ks to the group, Task Force-Co - Chairman Ger ~ ld
Phillip pe , Ch a irm a n o f t he Bo a rd o f th e Ge nera l Ele c tric Company,
s a id "As a r epres e nt a tive o f th e Ta sk Force on Pri v a te Emp loyment
I have b een encouraging bus i nessmen to enter into a r egul a r
program of exchanging ideas on this subje c t and pitching in on
us eful programs to get at some of these urgent needs .
All
sectors o f the society need to help ea ch oth er and we nee d t o
join t o gether in useful p rogr ams to cr eate new opportunitie s
f or self- realization in our City slums."
"In some cities it would sound st range, but there is a growi ng
feeling among businessmen of my a c quaintan ce and amo ng some of
our own Gener al El e ctric plant managers that a substantial
me asure o f ou r busines s succ ess i n the future is g oi ng to depe nd
o n our ability to help a good number o f these h ard -core u nempl o y ables become productive workers and citizens."
HOUSI NG, RE CONSTRUCTION AND I NVESTMENT
Th e Task Force met in New York o n No vember 21. Twelve additi onal
memb ers have been recruited tq work with this group . A major
working pape r is being developed to guide this Task Force in
devel oping a long-r ange program.
�Nov mber 30. 196 7
Mr . Je r ry Cauble
Program Director .. Publicity
N tional Associ tion of Manufacturers
1421 Peachtr e Str et, N. E .
Suite 201
Atl n • Georgi 30309
D
r Jerry:
Thank you very much for sugge ting that Mr. William Flynn
b included in the D c mber 13 Eastern Region 1 Action
Conf rence of th National Urb n Coalition to be h ld at th
Atl nt Americ n Motor Hotel on the subject ot. xpanding
employment opportwtlti s .
l p ss d your r comm.end tion to the Nation Urb n Coalition
and th y
re abl t.o ecure Mr. Flynn's p rticip tion in the
Atl nta pro ram. He will b the fi:r t ape ki r during th
o ning general 1eesio.n following M yor All n' gre ting .
r eeived an lnvit tion to tbi
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The invitation
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mailing li t which should includ th 1 rs _ mploy r memb rs
of your organization in the Atlanta area. If you h ve any
sugg etions of other people we should invite,, pl a e let m
know.
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November 24, 1967
Mr. Dan Sweat
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Dan,
Enclosed a
meeting is. We
the printers by
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copy of the program of the Atlanta
should have the printed copies from
Monday and our second mailing should
next week.
I am also sending you a copy of the letter which
was mailed out to 1200 business leaders from communities
in the e astern part of the United States.
ly yours,
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
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PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT EXPANSION COO-FERENCE
Atlant a- American Motor Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia
December 13, 1967
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8:30
Registration - Atlanta-Ame r ican Motor Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
9:30
Opening General Session:
Gran d Ballroom
Presiding:
David Su llivan, Pre sident
Building Se r v ice Empl oyee s
Intern a t i o na l Unio n AF L-CIO
Gr ee tings :
Honorabl e Iv a n All en , Jr.
Mayor, City o f Atlant a
Remarks:
Willi am Flynn, Dir ecto r
Step Pr ogr a m, Na ti onal As sociation of Manufacture r s
Dr. Lawrenc e D. Reddick, Exe cutive Di re ctor
Oppor tun i ti es I n du s triali zation Center Institute
Augu stus H. St ern e , President
Chamber of Commer c e
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Expanding Pr ivate Employment Oppo r t u nities Work shops
Five concurrent workshops will be held , all dea l i ng with
the same topics.
Morning Session :
Film:
Employment Programs , City of Atlant
Organizing local employment committees an d
possible structures
Recruiting , training and placement of
hard-core unemployed
12:15
Luncheon Session:
Presiding:
Address:
Georgia Ballroom
John Wheeler, President
Mechani cs and Farmers Bank
Durham, North Carolina
President, Southern Regional Council
Gerald L. Phillippe, Chairman of the Board
General Electric Company
�PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT EXPANSION CONFERENCE
2:00
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Expanding Private Employment Opportunities Workshops
Afternoon Session:
Job Development and upward mobility
Entrepreneurship - Promotion of
economic growth in the ghetto,
3:30
Adjournment
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The Urban Coalition /
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randoiph
November 15, 1967
Dear Friend:
On August 24, 1967, 1,200 leaders of American life met in
Washington at an Emergency Convocation called by The Urban
Coalition. The Coalition, representing business and the
professions, organized labor, religion, civil rights groups
and local government, was established in response to the ·
urgent ne ed for action in behalf of the nation's citi es .
The enclosed Statement of Principles, Goals, and Commitments
adopted by The Urban Coalition identifies specific problem
areas and appeals to both the public and pr ivate sector for
action to meet these needs. The Coalition has cre a ted Task
Forces--one o f which is th e Task Force on Private Employment-to focus on the individual probl em areas. Expanding employment opportunities for the hard-core unemployed has been given
top priority by the Coalition. The Task Force on Private
Employment is holding a series of Re gional Planning Confere nces
to discuss this difficult a nd compl e x problem.
The first conference is scheduled to be held at the AtlantaAmerican Motor Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on December 13, 1967.
Mayor Iva n Allen, Jr. and the Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta
will be the hosts. We hope y ou r schedul e will permit you t o
join u s in this most import ant proj e ct.
Other conferen ces are planned for Pho e nix , Arizona on January
17, 1968 and Kansas City, Missouri on Janu ary 24, 1968. We
are enclosing a list o f state s covere d b y e ach of the conf e re nce s.
It would b e most helpful if you woul d supply us with
th e name s a nd a dd res s es of appropri a t e a ffili a t e s in these
s t a t es s o we ma y ext e nd an invit a tion to them.
In the meantime, we hope y ou will communicate your interest and support
o f this endeavor to these offici als.
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
�November 15, 1967
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We would appreciate your notifying this office no later than
December 4, 1967 if you will be able to join us in Atlanta;
also, if you desire accommodations for the evening of December 12, 1967.
We expect to forward further details on the program in the
near future.
Cordially,
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Ron M. Linton
National Coordinator
Enclosures


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National Coordinator
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Y OF A.TLANTA
CITY HALL
November 20, 1967
ATLA1TA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To: Messrs. Cecil Alexander, Brad Currey, Jr.,
Curtis Driskell, James Furniss, Don Gareis,
Collier Gladin, Richard Hicks, Boisfeuillet Jones,
James Parham, and John Wilson
From:
Subject:
Dan Sweat
Urban Coalition Task Force on Private
Employment meeting in Atlanta, December 13
The Task Force on Private Employment of the National Urban Coalition
will hold a one-day seminar on problems of unemployment and expanding
employment opportunities for low-income groups in the private sector
at the American Motor H otel, December 13.
Workshop sessions will be keyed to reaction on our Human Resources
Development group slide presentation on employment and unemployment.
The Mayor and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce are cooperating with
the National Urban C o alition to produce this Atlanta meeting.
We will need the help of all of the Human Resources Development
group members, partic uii.anly in the narration of the film in workshop
sessions and in the case of two or three people to act as workshop
leaders.
I hop e that you will all mark your calendars on this day from 9:00 a. m .
until 3: 30 p. m. and hold it for participation in this meeting. Curtis
Driske ll and I are as sis ting the National Urban Coalition and will be in
touch with you very shortly as to specific participation we would like to
get from particular individuals.
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Attached is a brief summary of the major
points that the Task Force hopes to accomplish
at the meeting in Atlanta.
I am also enclosing a
few e x amples of the type of people that will be
invited.
others.
Time did not permit me to send y ou
Hopefully, this will serve to indicate
that national leadership will be invited.
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Enclosur e
�The format of the conference will be designed to encourage
max imum discussion on how to e xpand employment opportunities for
the hard-core unemploy ed .
Representation from national business leadership will be
attending. A general session with prominent speakers will be
held and workshops on the subject will be formed.
It is planned that three specific topics would be discussed:
(1)
Specific e x amples on how the private sector has participated in programs which e xpand employment opportunities
for the hard-core unemploy ed on a local level.
(2)
Formation of local employment committees to perform
specific tasks:
a.
Assess local employment problems and manpower programs.
b. Develop programs that are specific and action oriented.
c. Continue to evaluate the employment problems and
programs, and issue recommendations to o v ercome local
employment problems.
(3)
Th e r e lationship between local employme nt committees and
the Task Force on Pri v ate Employment and how the Task
Fo r ce can a ssist the local committees.
�Atlanta Chamber of Commerc e
P, O, BOX 1740 -
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30301 -
PHONE !121°084!1
November 7, 1967
Mr. A. H. Sterne, Jr.
Trust Company of Georgia
P.O. Box 4418
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
Dear Mr. Sterne:
Enclosed for your information is a copy of a memorandum to Opie L. Shelton,
relative to last Friday' s meeting of the Human Resources Development Group. Mr.
Shelton suggested a copy be forwarded to you.
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This organization is made up of representatives of five agencies : Our Atlanta
Chamber, the City of Atlanta, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, the Community Chest,
and the Community Council of the Atlanta Area. John C. Wilson and I rep~esent the
Chamber.
The slide presentation referred to was developed over a period of time in
which the Group has discussed in some detail ways of meeting the problems of unemployment and underemployment. We think the presentation could be useful in
planning the program for the meeting of the Urban Coalition group here on December 13.
Please let me know when I can be of help.
Cordially,
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Metropolitan Affairs Director
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At a meeting of the Human Resources Development Group on Friday (Nov. 3),
ideas were discussed and some decisions made as to how the group should proceed
in development and use of the slide presentation dealing with unemployment and
underemployment.
These were the main points of agreement:
1. The presentation is being screened for Mayor Allen and a few others in a
meeting at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 8) at 3 p. m. The presentation
will be evaluated as to its usefulness for showing to the Urban Coalition meeting here
on December 13.
2. Provided there is agreement, the presentation would be shown following lunch
at the Coalition meeting, and it would be critiqued by the group afterwards. Ideas,
conclusions and ways to improve and refine the presentation would be sought.
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3. Meanwhile, as a member of the Group, I will see that ·the presentation is
brought to other local groups and individuals, as indicated (advisory groups and
committees of Economic Opportunity, etc.) and will seek the same thing: Ways
of refining it and filling in some of the gaps. Dan Sweat and I will later bring recommendations back to the group, as to possible changes and/or expansion of the
presentation itself, and as to its future use in our community.
Members of the Human Resources Development Group recognize the presentation
for what it is: A beginning effort in need of some answers and conclusions. It would
be presented to the Coalition in that manner, in hopes of accomplishing two purposes:
To serve as an illustration of one effort against this problem, as well as a laboratory
exercise for the Coalition group; and to seek fresh insight and ideas from the critique.
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Mr. Mel Cotton
The Urban C oalition
1819 H Street , N . W .
Suite 220
Washington ,_ D . C . 20006
Dear Mel :
I am submitting a few of my thoughts on what the Private Employment
T sk Force meeting might look like in Atlanta on December 13 .
I would hope that w would be able to complete worksbop sessions in
the
rning a.nd end in a general session with late lunch without
reconv ning for workshop sessions in the aftel'tloon. With ev ry workshop conference I have attended-, including the recent Coalition me ting
in Chicago, we have alw ys lost oux udience in the fternoon and I
believe this would b the case in Atlanta wh re you re involving key
bu inessmen.
I would suggest st ;r,tin
bout 9; 30 with gen r
ae ion with welcome
remni,ks by the M yor nd a keynote stage setting addr as by Phillippe,
H nry F ord 011 someone ot thl order .
Woi-kshop sessions would convene bout 10:30 or 11:00 nd run until
12: 30. These might be broken into two workshop periods for each
rticipant. Luncheon would b gin bout 12:45 with the progr m to
commence bout 1:30 or 1:45.
l would Uk to see th Atlant colot slide pre ntation on rn power
p:ro ,:am.s, pl'oblem • tc. pr ,sented by th key Chamb r of Com.me c
official with m ybe time £or a few qu stlon or comments from th
fiooi- £ollo lng this. Thi would t e about 45 minutes total. We
might w nt to pass out sorn c::ritiqu
he ts to b filled out and
_tu1tned glvln a ch nee for expJ- • lons Ol' comment on the film
pr s ntation.
�Mr.· Cotton
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The conference could close with a hard-hitting speech by Phillippe or
Ford. Possibly the keynote speech in the morning should be designed
to tell · bout some of the things that al"e happening in private industry
in connection with Coalition efforts throughout the counh.·y.
l would also like to see diocussion of the Step Pi-ogram of the National
Assad tion of ManufactureJ:'e wo.rked into the pt'og:ram. This possibly
could be done in the workshops .
Ple se let us know what steps you want us to take next.
Sincer ly yours,
D n Sweat
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
MEMORANDUM
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
To: Urban Coalition Steering Committe e
From:
Dan Sweat
The Private Employment Task Force of the National Urban Coalition
has scheduled a regional conference on expanding private employment
in Atlanta on December 13. The conference will last for the better
part of the day and will involve nationally known business officials and
others who will discuss ways their companies have helped to reduce
unemployment or provide additional job opportunities and advancement
for the low-income people.
As part of our local contribution to the program, it has been suggested
that the slide program on employment developed by the Human Resources
group be presented to the Coalition meeting. This Human Resources
group is made up of representatives of the C ity of Atlanta, Community
Council, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc.
The slide program has been developed over the last eighteen months
period and is designed to present to the private businessman of
Atlanta the picture on unemployment and programs designed to combat
the problem. A preview of the slide program has been scheduled for
3:00 p. m., Wednesday, November 8, in Committee Room 1 of City
Hall.
The Mayor and other members of the Local Coalition Steering Committee
are being invi_ted to attend to critique the presentation along with Bob
Wood of the Meri-t Employers Association and one or two other concerned individuals.
I hope that your schedule will permit your attending this preview.
should last about an hour.
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
November 6, 1967
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
MEMORANDUM
To:
R, EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS, ANN M, MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR,, Director of Governmental Liaison
Urban Coalition Steering Committee
From:
Dan Sweat
The Private Employment Task Force of the National Urban Coalition
has scheduled a regional conference on expanding private employment
in Atlanta on December 13. The conference will last for the better
part of the day and will involve nationally known business officials and
others who will discuss ways their companies have helped to reduce
unemployment or provide additional job opportunities and advancement
for the low-income people.
As part of our local contribution to the program, it has be en suggested
that the s lide program on employment developed by the Human R esources
group b e pr esented to the Coalition meeting. This Human Resources
group is made up of representatives of the City of Atlanta, Community
Council, Atlanta Chamber of C omme rce, and Economic Opportunity
Atlanta, Inc.
The slide program has been developed over the last e ighteen months
period and is de signed to pr esent to the private businessman of
Atlanta the picture on unemployment and programs designed to combat
the problem. A preview of the slide program has b een scheduled for
3:00 p. m., Wednesday, November 8, in Committee Room 1 of City
Hall.
The Mayor and othe r members of the Local Coalition Steering Committee
ar e b eing invited to attend to critique the presentation along with B ob
Wood of the Mer i-t Employe rs A s sociation and one or t wo other concerned individuals.
I hope tha t your schedule will p ermit your attendin g this preview.
s hould l as t a bout an hour .
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December 6 , 1967
situation in Atlanta. It addresses itself to the problem of people who
need jobs and a l so to the employer ' s problem of jobs whi ch need
people .
Attached is a copy of the narrative script which accompanies the slides .
I hope you will have time to review this narrative and find the opportunity
to comment on next Wednesday ' s meeting before that time . Editorial
support would seem j ustified in a meeting of this importance .
I hope you can also attend the conference .
Sincerely yours,
Dan Sweat
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THE URB.7:\N COALITION
EASTERN REGIONAL ACTION CONFERFJ\,JCE: EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
December 13, 1967
Atlanta, Georgia
TASK FORCE ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
Co-Chairme n
Gerald L. Phillippe
Chair~an of the Boa rd
GeneLal Electric Company
New York
David Sullivan
Preside nt
Building Service Employees
Internationa l Union AFL-CIO
Washin g ton
John Wheeler
President
Mechanics & Farmers
Bank
Durha m, North Ca rolin a
WORKSHOP A (Augu s t a Room)
Cha irman: John L. De nma n, Ma n a g e r, De pt. of Urban Aff a irs , F ~rd Mo t o r Co.
Rs s 0 urc e Pers ons ; Willi a m Downs , Associa t e Se rvi ce s, Inc .; Da ytrm Ha rwick ,
Empl oyee a n d Commun i t y Re J.a tions , Ge n era l F:7 e ct r ic Co.;
Dr. Lawrence D. Re ddick, Exec utive Director, Opportuniti e s Industriali za ti o n Ce nt 0 ~ In s titut e
WORKS HO P B (Br un swi ck Room )
Chairman : Harold Shepard : W. E. Upj ohn In s t.i. t ute f or Employ:-,,,2i1:.:. Research
Resourc e Persons:
Pa ul R. Thoms on, Ma nage r, Em.[)loyee & Communit y Re lation s ,
General El ec tri c Co.; Sam u e l Danie ls, Associ a t e Director,
Council fo r Eq u a l Bus i n ess Oppor tun i ty; Don Gar~ is, Vi c2
Pres id e n t , Se ars Ro e buck Fo un da tion
WORKSHOP C (Columb u s Room)
Chairman: Dr. He n ry Bre nne r, Pe r s onn e l Manag e r , Xerox Corpo rati o n
Re s 0 u rce Pe r s ons : Cec il Al e xa nde r, F i nch , Al e xa nd e r , Bar n es , Roth s child &
Pasch a l, Ar c h ite c t s ; Berk e l e y G. Bu rre ll, Presid e nt,
Na t ion a l Bu sin e ss Le ag u e ; Ke n rrowa rd , I nd u s tri a l Re lations, Eastman Kodak Co .
WORKSHOP D (S ec t i o n A Co n v e n tio n Hal l)
Chairman: Rod n ey Au s ti n , Pe r s o n n e l Ma nager, Re y n olds Tobacco Co .
Resourc e Person s : Dr . Loui s Ki s hk una s , Ass i sta nt Supe rinte n de n t , OVT
Educa tio n , Pitt sburgh; Ado l ph Holme s, As s ista nt Di rector ,
-Economi c Deve lopme n t and Employmen t Na tional Urba n
Leag u e , In c . ; J ame s J. Forth, Ma r.c.-i g e ~ Employee and
Community Re lati o n s , Ge n e r a l El e c tri c Co.
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Chairman:
William Flynn, Director, STEP Progr?m Na tional Associatiort of
Manufacturers
Resource Persons: Earl Redwin e , Con s ult a nt, ES R; Richard Lyle, Assistant
Director, Ur b a n Leag u e , So uth Reg ional Office; John
Wilson, Pr es id e nt, Horne-Wil s on Co.; E. L. Klein,
Mana s·~:r RCA
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CITY HALL
December 7, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
MEMORANDUM
To: Mr.
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From:
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental liaison
Cecil Alexander
Duane Beck
Bradley Currey, Jr.
Curtis Driskell
James Furniss
Don Gareis
Collier Gladin
Richard Hicks
Boisfeuillet Jones
T. M. (Jim) Parham
John Wilson
Dan Sweat
Attached is a copy of the Workshop line -ups for the Eastern Regional
Action C o nference of the Urban C o alition on Wednesday.
Y o u will note that we have scheduled Don Gareis, Cecil Ale x ander
and John Wilson to be local resource persons on the Workshop pane ls.
We have also scheduled several members of our group to narrate the
employment slide presentation. These are Clint Rodgers of EOA for
Workshop A; Don Gareis - Workshop B; Duane Beck - Workshop C;
Johnny R obinson of the Mayor's Office for Workshop D; and Curtis
Driskell - Workshop E.
Curtis Driskell has revised the narrative script along the lines we have
discussed. A copy of the revised script is attached so that the narrators
might review it over the weekend and before the me e ting . Copies of the
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visual slide presentation will be available Friday and those who might
want to obtain a copy of the presentation to run through can call Curtis
at the Chamber office at 521-0845.
Attached is another copy of the program so that you will know the time
table.
Slide projectors will be furnished by the Chamber, EOA, Don Gareis,
the Community Council, and the City. The City has two so that we will
have an extra one in case we have technical difficulty with one. We
will be in touch with the people who have offered their projectors on
Tuesday so that we might collect them and have them ready for Wednesday
morning's meeting.
If those persons furnishing projectors also have screens, it will be
appreciated if we could borrow those at the same time.
Pleas e call me or my secretary, Miss Faye Yarbrough, if any ques tions
or problems arise.
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�THE URBAN COALITION
EASTERN REGIONAL ACTION CONFERENCE: EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
December 13 , 1967
Atlanta , Ge org i a
TASK FORCE ON PR I VATE EMPLOYMENT
Co - Cha irme n
Gera ld L. Phillippe
Chairman of the Boa rd
General El e ctr i c Company
New York
David Su l liva n
Presid e n t
Building Se r vice Emp l oye e s
I nt er n ati o na l Unio n AF L- CI O
Washing ton
John Whe e l e r
Preside nt
Me c h a nics & Farmers
Ba nk
Durha m, North Car o l ina
WORKSHOP A (Augus t a Room)
chairman: John L. De nma n, Manage r , De pt . of Urban Affai rs, Ford Motor Co .
Resource Persons: Will iam Down s , Assoc i a t e Se r v i c e s, I n c.; Dayton Harwi ck ,
Emp l o yee a nd Community Re la tions , Ge n eral El e ctric Co.;
Dr . Lawre nc e D. Re d d ick, Exe cutive Di re ctor, Opportuni t ies I nd u s t ria l i z ation Ce nt e r I n s titut e
WORKSHOP B (Brun s wi c k Room)
Cha irman : Harold Shepa r d : W. E . Upjohn In s t i tu t e for Employme nt Res earch
Res o u rce Pe r s o ns : Paul R. Thomson , Manager , Employee & Community Re lations,
Ge neral El ec t ric Co . ; Samuel Da ni e l s, As s ociate Directo r,
Counc i l for Eq ua l Bus i ness Oppor tun i ty; Don Gar~is, Vi ce
President , Sears Roe buck Foun d ation
WORKSHOP C (Columbus Room)
Chairman : Dr. He n ry Bre nne r, Personnel Manager , Xe r ox Corporation
Resourc e Persons: Ce c i l Al exa nder , Finch , Al exande r, Bar n es , Roth s child &
- Paschal , Ar c hitects ; Berkeley G. Burre l l , Pr eside nt,
Na t iona l Bu s i ness League ; Ken Howa rd , I ndust rial Re lation s , Ea s tman Kodak Co .
WORKS HOP D (Sect i on A Conve nti on Hall)
Chai r man : Rodney Aus t in , Personnel Manager , Reynolds Tobacco Co .
Re s our ce Persons : Dr . Louis Kishkunas , Assistant Superintendent, OVT
Educa t ion , Pit tsburgh; Adolph Holmes, Assistant Director ,
Eco nomi c Development and Employment National Urban
League , Inc . ; James J . Forth, Ma1~ge~ Employee and
Commu n ity Relations, General Electric Co.
�Mr . M oore
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situation in Atlanta . It addresses itself to the pr oble m of people who
need jobs and also to the employer ' s prob lem of jobs which need
pe ople .
Attached is a copy of the narrative script which accompanies the slides .
I hope you will have time to review this narrative and find the opportunity
to comment on next Wednesd y ' s meeting before that time . Editorial
support would seem justified iin a meeting of thi importance .
1 hope you can also attend the conference .
Sincerely yours ,
Dan Swe at
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�THE ATLANTA DAILY WORLD
Friday, Decemb e r 15, 1967
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The Urbe.!! C~~ Et!cn h e1d B.!!. ~11 ln n c hc:.o n
d.9..y· ::E~stern R egion~.! Action Con - key nate
feren ce - ExpandL11g Employmen t.
Opportc!nities·· at
t.he
Atlanta
Americen _ rotor Hotel Wednesday,
Dec: ! 3. The p!anning conference
Jointly Bponsored by the Vrban
Coalition·s T f.!.Sk · Force on · Private
Employment, T h e At!ante1. Cham ber , of Commerce .and M,i'yor Allerr's Offic<c, ~.t, tracted more th3 n
275 lo-::;,,! s nrl riati,-,na.1 p;i.rt.ir ipa.rit.s.
~ hic:h he:~d th5 ?..nd Co!!:~1.1.~ity P..e!~t!c~ s, Gc~~dd!·ess
by Gerald L. ~ra! El5:ctric So.; D!'. I:~wre!lce D:.
S'S5S!C!!
Phi!!ppe, oh air m9.n of the Board
G-=1,eral Electric c on1p>?.!!Y. This is
the third conferen ce a t tended by
l\/T..r. Phil!iooe i n the oa.st two weeks
'9.S the UrbE!n Coalition co!1tinues.t o
fo cus attentiorr arr the ·natiorr's
u_r1employment problems.
He noted that the traditiorra.l attit ude of the business ,;,;or!d wit.h
regard:; to job qualifications can
no longer orevail if th .American
Mayor I rnn Allen . ,Jr. greeted th e bu:;iness and indus try Ls to concielegat~s to Atlan ta.
d ur ing t he ein ue to pr 0 sp<;r ?nd ,;xpanr!.
opening gen eral ;;e·33ion !n the
grand ba llroom . David Sulli,·an,
He further sta ted tha t the Urpresident Building S0rvicc Em - ban Coalitiou h as scheduled other
.ployee:c; , Interna.tiona l Union AFL·· r egiona l action pla nning conference
CIO. presided over
t,he opening; to take the m e:;s;i,ge direct to t he
session which also h earer remar k.Ii business m en everywhere.
Co-cha irman o[ the conference
from, Aui; ustus H. Sterne. presi-·
·ctent Atlanta C.!1amber of Com- were Mr. PhiUippe, Mr. Sullivan
merce, Dr. Law rence D . Redd ick and Mr. John Wheeler, presiden t :
exP.cnti ve director; Opport11 nil;ies Mechanics and F'armers Bank, Dur[ndus trializ:i. tion Cen ter Instit11te ham , N. C. There were five work(Philacfelphia ), and William Flynn, shops.
Wor kshop A. included:
Director STEP Program of the Na tional Association of ManufacturChairman : John L. Denman.
Manager, Dept. of Urban Affairs,
ers.
Vernon J ordon. project director Pnrd Co. Resource P ersons: Wilof. voter registra tion: southern Re- liam Downs, Associate Services,
gioua! Council, presided ove!'. the Inc.; Dayton . Harwick, · ·Employee
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t~! !r1stitute . .
Work.shop B !..'lcluded:
C hw irrn ~ n - fi',::arolri Sh c:.p -::1rrl •
VI .
E.
Upjo!L'l I!lstitute for Emp!oymerrt
Res each Resource Fersorrs: Pe.ul
R. Tho!!lsoD. ::r-.1!ane.ger, Employee
& Con1mu_11ity R ela tions. Gerrer>?._
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Ele{; tric Co.; GP~muel D~nleLs, _.\sso-
cia te D!!'ector, Counc!! for Eaua.l
Bt.LSi.nES3 Opportu..11iLy ; Don G a rr is, ·
Vice Fresident. S ears · Roebuck
Foundation.
Workshop C. included :
Cha!rm:!.n : D r . Eeruy Brermer,
Per3onnel Manager . Xerox Corpo~ation Resource Persons: Cecil
Aiexander, Pinch, Alexand0;r, Barnes, Rothschild a n Pascha l, Archi- .
tee ts: Berkeley G . Burrell. President. National Business League;
'Ken Howard, Industrial iRela tians,
Eastman Kodak Co.
Workshop D included:
Chairman: Rodney t1Ustl.n, P erstmn el Manager, Reynolds Tobacco 1:;o.
Resonrce . Persons : Dr. Louis K\&'1kunas. Assistant Superin.tender.t, I
OVT Education. Pittsburgh : Adolph · HoLrnets. Assistant Director,
Economic Development and Employment Nationa l Urban Le>?.gue.


rno.; J ame5 J . F or th . Manager


Employee and Community Re!:?.ticns, Genera l Electric Co.; Berij_arnin Goldstein . Director. The
Co\L'lcil . for Equal .Busines's o p~
pbrtunit}'..
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CQnsultant. ESR ; R!chard Lv!e
.Assistant Director, Ur ba n League
South Reg!onal Office; J ohn Wll. ~O_!), . President,
Horne - Wi!soii
,CQ.~ : E, L. Klein , Manager, '.RC.A:.


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The Honorable Ivan All , Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
tlanta., Georgia
Dear Ivan,
Thie ll collf:
our cancell tion of the December 13, Hungry CD.ub
progr to avoid conflicting th the Urban Coalition Conference
ored by- Dan Swe ti · office on this data. To
knOlfl dge,
only time in the 22- year hi toey of the Hungry Club this ha
been done.
I have re. chedu:L d your Hungry Club appearan for January 24, 1968.
You should know that tbi parti ular Hungry Club essio». will
a part of
our obsAT"'U·an,~A of tio
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More tha n 200 top businessmen . most of them from the
Soulh casl, gath ered i11 Atl,mta
\\'edr.esday and generally agreed
that it's simply good business to
expand job oppor unities and
help soi·,e urban problems.
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The rc·gional conference- busi·11 e:ss . rnU er th an "soci al wcJfore' ' or ienled- wns held at the
American Motor Hotel by the
Nation al lJrh:in Coali tion in coopc rali on with the At l anta
C 1amb~r of Commerce and city
government.
A slide presentation, speeches
a:-od vorks 10µ di scussion cen;('red on the words of the keynote speaker , Gerald L. Phil;ippr. cha irman of the board of
General -E! ectric Co., who sa id:
' 'Wh :, t th i.s situation boi ls
down to is that at a tim e when
'.n :si ne~s sees a wide need for a


n.ore effective lnbor force , the


urbnn labor market will provide
us with less than ever in te1111s
of quality and quantity."
"The cities are going to be his
principal market plac e, and,
more importantly, the prime
source of his labor supply."
Rod ney Austin , personnel
man;:iger for Reynolds 'l'ob acco
Co., sa id. "'l'he point of the
Urban Coalition is that you can
ch ange thin gs." But, Austin,
warned . business should "clea n
up, el im ina te dtipl icat.ion, then
fill lhe gaps." in the fielcl of
employment.
Austi n, who headed one of
l~e works liop discussions. told
of Winston-Salem , N.C. Mayor
M. C. Benton's w:ging the bu siness -comm unity to be informed
real istically concerned. commi tted ::i nd massive ly involved.
Phi l! ippe said it this way :
The Urban Coalition
" is
tryi;1g to see if it can generate
more act ion at all levels of the
business· community - some-
thing tantamount to a national
head of steam - to try and turn
this ghetto situation around.
"If we businessmen are not
goi ng to take major role in
tackli ng, and eventually solving, -the problems in our cities,
then who will?
The freq uently hea rd problem of gelling the jobs and
t he people together got a full
airi ng. Also, the problem of the
underemployed.
Phillippe said th at effective
program must be geared lo the
ghetto, even the neighborhood
in the ghett.o. And, he said, re;il
work opportunities mus.t be provided. "What we should offer
is a ha nd-up, not a hand-out,"
he said.
New hiring techniques and
practices must be used-taking
into consideration the prior experiences and present a t.Litudes
of t.he urb an dweller of today,
Phillippe said.
Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick,
executive directo r of Opportunities Industria lization Center Institute in Philadelphia, sa id
earlier in the day that employers must be concerned w it h
.those unemployed who have
given up looki ng, those who
work full lime for part-time
pay ·and those who work parttime but want to work full time.
, Skills that are marketable
· must be provided, Reddick
said.
In some cases, James J.
Forti1 of General Electric, said,
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fL11ns can lessen skill requirements bec ause of recent technological advances. "Also, the
Some 2.50 business leaders are Gerald L. Phillippe, chairman
skill of the worker can be inexpected
at a regional National of the board of General E lectric
creased," he added.
Urban
Coalition
job conference Co., at the luncheon.
The morning workshops feaon various ph asos
nt the Americ::,n Motor Hotel of Workshops
lurcr! a fil m prepared by I.he Atemployment opportunity will
lanta Chamber of Commerce,
Wednesday.
be held at morning and afterAtlnnta city government, the
The major address will be by noon sessions.
Community Council of the Atlanta Area and Economic Opportunity Allanta.
The film poi nted lo the paradox of the existence here of
"jobs needing p e op I e" and
"people needing jobs."
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And while while-collar jobs
will increase greatly in the
years to come, the ·great in- '
crease in the central city popula tion will be among lhe unqualified.
"Unemployment can s top
growth in its tr a c ks" and 1
"strengthen the market by de- I
creasing the tax drain" were ·
other poi nts made by th e film. !
Severa l expressed concern
that not enoug h businessmen involved th emse lves in the operation of the schools-who supply
the "most important raw material. accord ing to Eugene
Rowen, adm ini strative director
of Pla ns for Progress. "They
(businessmen) r emain aloof
and allow what they wouldn't
from other suppliers."
Association of JVfanufacturers, r "Alte_nding conferences is not
William Flynn, director of t.he warned those in attendance a substitute fo r action followmg
STEP program of the Natioilal earlier in the day:
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the conference."
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The National Urban Coalition
was formed last fa ll to serve as
a sl1pcr lobby fot w·1, a11 tire:.is
and to inform 1.hc pub! ic ;ihou,1
w·ban problems.
Mayor Ivan Allen fo rmed a
local coalition a few weeks ago.
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�December 6 , 1967
Af{y
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Mr . L ~ Green
WAll Television
1611 West Peachtree Street; N . E.
Atlanta , Georgia 30309
Dea,_. Luke :
Next Wednesday , Decembe r 13, the National Urban Coalition will
sponsor an Eastern Regional Action C onference of great importance
to Atlanta.
This conference will d al w ith Expanding Employment Opportunities
in private industry for unemployed and underemployed individuals.
The Atlanta Chambel' o! C ommerce and Mayor Allen are cooper ting
with the Task F o rce on Private Employment of the Urban Coalition
in this confeJ;"ence.
T op business executives from throughout the Ea t 't'n U. S . will
p rticipate . S ome of the firms who will take pat't in the workshop
discu sions are RCA , Ea tman Kodak , IL J. Reynolds ,, G. E . ,
and F o rd. There a,r others, along with the National A s sociation
of M nu.£ cturers, Urb n L gue and local buein s x cutiv s
n d employment p ople .
Of k y importance t o the Atl nt people will b the 11 p remi r 11 of
U de film present tion rec ntly d veloped on Atlant . 1s mployment
plct,ure. This £Um wn pi-oduced by th , City of Atl nta, the Ch mbei
of Comm ree, EOA. the Community C ouncil nd C ommunity Chest
with fina.nd 1 support of th S ears-R oebuck Found ation. A coupl ·
of te t .-uns on sev :ral bu in s n.d gov rnment lead re h s pioov n
th&t the film produc s re 1 nitty gritty" discus ion of the employm nt
�MEMORANDUM
To:
Members, Human Resources Development Group
From:
Curtis H. Driskell
Subject:
Revisions and editing of employment slide narrative
As an aid in your comparison of the revised script with the old, the following notes
and comments make reference to most of the suggested revisions, with the exception of
of some of very minor nature. No attempt has been made to not e every instance of
judicious "tightening" or of simple rearrangement of script matter.
REFERENCES
Page 4 - New thought is injected, acknowledging existence of Merit Employers
Association and its purposes.
Page 5 - New thought: cooperative effort, exemplified by Employer Workshop on
Manpower Resources .
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- Reasonable conclusion is drawn (2nd graf) that "it is apparent ••• something
is being done .•. 11
P age 6 - New phraseology (5th graf) : "This may s eem a par adox . • " but it isn't new
or peculiar to Atlanta.
P age 7 - Reasonable conclusion (3rd graf) that it's "elementar y" em ployment can have
a bad effect.
- Questions t o ask our s elves (3r d and 4th grafs) are posed in different fashion ,
but questions are the same.
Page 8 - Expansion of a thought : "In shor t , what about tomorrow? "
Page 9 - Reasonable conclusion (2nd graf): 11 • • • we cannot afford t o minimize it
(unemployment)." Extension of that conclusion t o relate t o an objective of the script: One
reason we can't minimize it is because we know there are others : not '·. being counted.
�Memorandum
Page 2
- Entire 2nd graf has been rewritten as statement, instead of asking three
times "what are the causes?" Eliminated from earlier script: "All right. Let's take
a look at some of the causes." (The facts which followed that statement were not
actually causes. For instance: Population has grown, more people live in cities,
easier to get along without a job in rural environment. )
Page 10 - Rephrased reference to causes (2nd graf), with reasonable conclusion
that "some of them stem, in part, from the very affluence we have described."
Page 12 - Inserted accurate figures on job projections. (Script originally had
"corporate city" employment confused with "central business district. ")
Page 14 - Tightened drastically suggestion to
see what they imply. 11
II
put some of the facts together and
Page 15 - Rephrasing to get to the point: "Who are the people involved?
Page 17 - Reversed order of two case histories. (Woman is more typical, based on
facts and conclusions of our narrative, and should come first.) Also tightened descriptions
of these two people.
Page 18 - Rewrote the relationship of their situations to future prospects. (In the
script, they aren't actually unemployed.) Injected reasonable conclusion: that their
prospects are poor for getting greatly improved jobs.
- Related available jobs more closely to case histories: " ... not the sort of
job to be filled by fifth-grade drop-out or untrained domestic."
Page 20 - Reasonable conclusion (2nd graf): relating on-the-job training opportunity
to "need for workers" and "employer's willingness to help meet the problem." Further
reasonable conclusion: that without such efforts, "the gap would be widening even faster."
- Tightened considerably introduction of job barriers.
Page 22 - Extension of conclusion: "These requirements are realistic standards •••
not arbitrary barriers ... "
- Reasonable conclusion: Use of new phrases amounts to "tangible evidence"
that employers are removing arbitrary barriers.
�Memorandum
Page 3
Page 23 - Extension of earlier reasonable conclusion: "you can see that progress is
being made .•• 11
Page 24 - Extension of conclusions and broadening of the premise that there is some
hope (1st and 2nd grafs): Gains not spectacular ..• can't promise solutions just around
corner •.• but it's credit to businessmen... evidence that job is at least begun .•. only
through ·business leadership can we find solutions. ;·
Page 25 - Additional characteristic of narrative:
about our alternatives. 11
December 7, ·1967
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We have tried to be realistic
�ANTA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1300 COMMERCE BUILDING /
P.O. BOX
1 740 I
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30 301
MEMORANDUM
To:
Cecil Alexander
Duane Beck
Brad Curry, Jr.
James Furniss
Don Gareis
Collier Gladin
Richard Hicks
Boisfeuillet Jones
James Parham
Dan Sweat
John C. Wilson
At the most recent meeting of the Human Resources Development Group , Dan Sweat
and I were charged with the responsibility of taking our 11 employment 11 slide presentation
in tow, seeking the best possible use of it in weeks to come , and coordinating details of
using the presentation in the Regional Action Conference on Expanding Employment
Opportunities, scheduled here December 13.
Each of you has been kept informed of developments on the conference, thanks to
communications from Dan. You are aware that several , if not all , of us will be taking
roles of narrators and moderators during workshop sessions of the conference. As we
agreed, this opportunity should serve a dual purpose : to provide a meaningful program
for the conference , and to allow us additional critique of our product and ideas for its
future use.
This communication deals mainly with another implied r esponsibility which we accepted
with the others : That of getting the production physically ready for use in the workshops.
By this time , you probably have received from Dan a letter and a copy of the script,
as revised. Considerable thought and effort have gone into the r evision, and I hope the
end result justifies t he means. However , I would not pre sume to railroad anything through,
without first submitting it to the Group .
The revisions, for the most part, are of the tightening kind : "Judicious editing," as
I prefer to call it. Narrative time is shorter by some three to five minutes , even though
several pertinent new thoughts have been added . Several new slides have been added to
reduce prolonged exposure of some original slides . Some inaccuracies (which we had
recognized) and at least one erroneous implication (which we hadn't previously spotted)
have been corrected or rephrased.
�Memorandum
Page 2
No wanton liberties have been taken with the basic document, but I urge every
member of the Group to review the changes. For your convenience in such a review ,
I am enclosing a summary of the significant points of departure from the original
script, with a reason or explanation in support of each change of more than very
minor nature.
This may be much ado about nothing. I personally believe you will approve of th~
final result. But I earnestly request that you call me at your earliest convenience to
discuss any point on which there remains a shred of doubt or a particle of disagreement.
Respectfully submitted ,
Curtis H. Driskell
Metropolitan Affairs Director
CHD/rnb
December 7, 1967
�ATLANTA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1300 COMMERCE BUILDING /
P . O. BO X
174 0 /
ATL AN TA.GEORGIA
303 01
November 28, 1967
Dear Mr. Employer:
The National Urban Coalition Task Force on Private-Employment will hold a: ·
Regional Planning Conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, December 13, to explore
the possibilities of expanding employment opportunities for the hard-core unemployed.
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The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atlanta are cooperating with
the Urban Coalition: in this effort. Atlanta's key business executives are being invited
to participate because of the special significance of this conference for Atlanta business.
~ Mr. Gerald L. Phillippe, Chairman of the Board of General Electric Company
and also Chairman of the Task Force, will keynote the conference. He will discuss
programs instituted by private business to provide meaningful and productive jobs for
the hard-core unemployed.
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Another part of the program will be a slide presentation on Atlanta's unemployment
problem and its relationship to private business. The presentation was prepared by
several Atlanta organizations as a means of stimulating discussion of approaches to our
dual problem of people who need jobs and unfilled jobs which need people.
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The conference will be at the American Motor Hotel, 160 Spring street, N. W.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a. m., "followed by a general session, workshops and a
luncheon, with adjournment at 3:30 p.m. There is no registration fee; price of the
luncheon is $4. 75 . per person.
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Please make your plans now to attend, and retur n the enclosed card to assure
your reservation.
Sincerely,
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Mr . A. H. Sterne , Pres.iden t
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Pryor and Edgewood
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Billy :
I have noted that a con ferenc e is scheduled here on December 13th by
the Nationa l Urban Coalition Task Forc e f or · the purpose of exploring
employment oppo rtunities for the hard- core unemployed, and that you
and Ivan Allen are sending out invitations. This letter is to request
that an invitation t o this conference be sent to me, and on to Dr.
Harding B. Young, Dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration,
Atlanta University .
Dr. Young heads up the Re gional Economic Development & Business Servi ce
Center which has as its obj ectives the creation of jobs and the maintenance of technical assistance for existing business among the minority
groups. I serve as a consultant to the Cente .
I suggest that you may also want t o consider Dr . Young f or one of your
Chamber of Commerce permaner.t c cu ·. u.t te.-::s concerned ·w..i..th unemployment,
and business development among the minority groups.
SST:tc
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Mayor I van Allen
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Jewish Welfare Fund and the Jewish Social Service Federation
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ABE GOLDSTEIN
PRESIDENT
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Phone 525-4825
December 6, 1 967
M. C . GETTINGER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Da n Sweat, Jr.
Dir e ctor o f Gov ernment al Li ais on
City Hall
Atlanta, Ga.
30303
Dear Mr. Sweat :
Thank you £or your letter o f November 30th regarding
our participation in the Atlanta Urban Coalition.
I shall be awaiting further information from you
following your memorandum to t he Steering Committee .
I am planning to attend the December 13th Conference .
Sincerely yours,


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M. C. Gettinger
Exec utive Director
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�NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEl'I
ATLANTA SECTION
December 8, 1967 .
Mr. Dan E. Sweat Jr.,
Director of Government Liaison,
City Hall,
Atlanta, Ga. 30303.
Dear Mr. Sweat,
Thank you for your memorandum of November 30, regarding
the mee ting on December 13, of the Task Force on Private
Employment of the National Urban Coalition, to be held at the
American Motor Hotel .
Mrs . Harold Abrams and Mrs . Siegfried Guthman would like t o
attend, and we would appreciate it if you would kindly make the
necessary arrangements, since we did not rece ive a reservation card .
Sincerely yours,
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN.
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(Mrs. )- Joshu! D. Shu~ in,
President, Atlanta Section.
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P. S.
I regret very much that I cannot attend, but Mrs. Abrams
and Mrs. Guthman will attend as representatives of
the National Council of Jewish Women. Pl ease make their
reservation for luncheon as well as for the conference .
It is possible we will have several other representatives
during part of the day.
�SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
51 IVY
STREET,
N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30303
J. B . DAVIS , JR.
DIVISION COMMERCIAL MANAGER
AREA CODE 404 529•8014
December 6, 1967
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Sweat:
I regret that a prior commitment wil l make it impossible for me to
attend the Eastern Regional Conference of the National Urban
Coalition on December 13. Due to the importance of the matters to
be discussed at this meeting, Mr. L. R. Nicholas, General Personnel
Manager for Georgia, and Mr. J. G. Johnston, Atlanta Division
Personnel Manager, will attend this meeting.
I appreciate your invitation to attend and again express my regret
in not being able to do so.
JBD:aq
�U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OFFICE OF INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS, AND REPORTS
311 -
1371 PEACHTREE STREET , N. E.
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30309
TELEPHONE:
OFFICE OF REGIONAL
DIRECTOR
404- 526-5495
December
4, 1967
Mr. Dan Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Dan:
Thank you for your memorandum of December 1 relative to
the December 13 meeting.
I plan to attend and assume that I can pay for
at the meeting.
my
William I. Allgood
luncheon
�De c ember 5 , 1967
Mr . Eugene Patterson, Editor
The Atl anta C onst itution
10 F -orsyth Street, N . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Gene :
Next Wednesday, December 13, the National Urban C oalition will
sponsor an Eastern Regional Action Conference of great importance
to Atlanta.
This conference will deal with Expanding Employment Opportunities
in private industry for unemployed and underemployed individuals.
The Atlanta Chambei- of C ommerce and Mayor Allen are cooperating
with the Task Force on Private Employment of the Urban Coalition
in this conference .
T op business executives from throughout the Eastern U. S . will
p ~ rticipate . Some of the firms who will take part in the workshop
discussion are RCA, Ea tma.n Ko dak,. R. J. Reynolds, G.E.,
and F o rd. There are others , long with the National A s soci tion
of Manufaetur rs, Ul'han League and local business executives a.nd
employment people.
Of key impottance to the Atlanta people will be the " p remi r 11 of
slide film present don r c:ently developed on Atl nta I s employment
pictur . This film was produced by the City of Atlant ,, the Ch mber
0£ C o mmerce . EOA, the Community Council and Community Che t
with financial support of the Se r -R oebuck Found tion. A coupl
of test run on s vetal bu in s · nd government leaders hav prov n
that the £Um produces 1' - 1 11 nitty gritty" dis cqseion of the employment
�Mr . Patterson
Page Two
December 5, 1967
situation in Atlanta. It addresses itself to the problem of people who
need jobs and also to the employer ' s problem of jobs which need
people .
Attached is a copy of the narrative script which accompanies the .slides.
l hope you will have time to review this narrative and find the opportunity
to comment on next Wednesday's meeting before that time . Editorial
support would seem justified in a meeting of this import nee .
I hope you can also attend the conference.
Sincerely yours .,
Dan Sweat
DS:fy
�Mr . Green
Page Two
December 6, 1967
situation in Atlanta. It add resses itself to the p roblem of people who
need jobs and also to the employer ' s problem of jobs which need
people .
A ttached is a copy of the nal'l'ative script which accompanies the slide s .
1 hope you will have time to review this narrative and find the opportunity
to comment on next Wedn ad _y ' s meeting before that time . E d itorial
support would seem jus tUied in a meeting of this i.mportanc .
l h ope y o u can also a ttend the conference .
S incerely yours ,
Dan Sweat
DS :fy
�December 6-, 1967
Mr . J a ck Spalding , E ditor
The A tlanta Journal
10 Fo:rsyth Street. N . W ,
Atlant a , Georgia
Dea r Ja ck :
Next Wednesday, De ce mber 13. the National Urban Coalition will
sponsor an Eastern Regional Action Co.rf<f rence of great i mportance
to Atlanta .
This conference will deal with Expanding Employment Opportunities
in private industry for unemployed and underemployed indivi duals .
The Atlant Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Allen are cooper ting
with th T sk Force on Private Employment of the Urban Coalltion
in this confere:nc .
Top business executlv s from throughout the Eastern U . 8 . will
p rticipate . Som of th firms who will t ke p rt ill the workshop
dis cu slons ar RCA, Ea tman Kodak , R. J . Reynolds , G . E .,
nd Ford . Th re r oth rs , along with th N tion 1 Association
of Manufactur r • Urban Leagu and local busine
xecutlves and
employment p opl
Of k y importance to the Atl nta pi)lple will b the "premier " of
sUd · film pr ent tion rec ntly developed on Atl nt 's employm nt
pictur ; Thi film w s produc d by the City of Atl nt , the Chamb r
of Commerc · , EOA. the Community Council nd C ommunity Ch st
with financial support 0£ the Se rs.R oebuck F o und tion. A couple
oft t run on s ver 1 busin
and government le d rs h s proven
th t th lllm produc e re 11 nitty gritty" discu ton of the employm nt
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December 6 , 1967
Mr . Dale Clark
W AGA Televi sion
1551 Briarcliff Road , N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dale :
Ne,ct Wednesday , Dec mber 13, the National Urban C o alition will
sponsor an Eastern Regional Action Conference of great importance
to Atlanta.
This conference will de l with Expanding Employment Opportunities
in private industry for un mployed and underemployed individu 1 .
The Atlanta Chamber of C o mmerce and Mayor All n · re cooperating
with the Task Force on Private Employment of the Urb n Co lition
in this confe renc .
Top business x cutlv s born throughout th E stern U. S . will
participate . Some of the firms who will take part in the workshop
di cu sions are RCA, Eastman Kod k , R . J. Reynolds , G. E .,
and Ford. Th re ar oth r • long with the Nation 1 As soci tion
o! Manufacture re, Urb · n Le gue and local bus in st. ex cutive
and employment p opl .
Of key import nc to the Atl nt people will b the "pr mi r' ot
a Ude film presentation r c ntly dev loped on Atl ta'e mploym nt
pictur . This fllm w e produ.c d by the City of Atlanta, the Chamber
of C ommerce. EOA, th Community Council and Community Ch st
with financl 1 upport of the S rs .. R buck Found tion. A co1.1pl
of test runs on aevet' l buaine
nd government le ders has proven
that the film. produces real "nitty gritty" di cu don of the employment
�De cember 6, 1967
Mr . Ray Moore
WSB -TV
1601 Wes t Pea chtree Street, N. E .
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Dear Ray i
Next W ednesday, December 13 , the National Urban C o alition w ill
sponsor an Eastern Reg ional A ction C onference of great importance
to Atlanta .
This conference w ill d e al w ith Expanding Employm.e nt Opportunitie s
in p riv te industry for unemployed and unde remployed individuals .
The Atlanta Chamber of C vmmerce and Mayor Allen a re cooperating
with the Task Fo rce on Private Employment of the Urban Coalition
in this conference,
T op busin as executives from throughout the Eastern U. S . Will
participat . Some of the firms who w ill take part in th workshop
discussions are .RCA, Eastman Kodak , R. J, Reynold , G . E .,
and Fo r d . There ar · oth rs, along with the National Association
of M a nui cturer s, Urban League and local business xecutives and
employment p ople .
0£ key import ance to th Atlanta peopl
will be the " pr mi i' " of
a slide film pr s nt tion r c ntly d veloped on Atlanta ' s mploym nt
picture. This film was produced by the City of Atlant , th Chamb r
of C ommerce , EOAt the C ommunity C ouncil and C ommunity Chest
with fin nci l support of th S ears-R o buck F oundation. A couple
·o ft 8t runs on
v r l bu in ss and governm nt l d rs h s pl'oven
that the film prod uces r l " nitty gritty" discussion of the mployment
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.ATLANTA
CITY HALL
December 1, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
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From: D9-p _Swe at
Attached is a copy of a letter sent out by Mayor Allen and
Billy Sterne inviting top executives of the major employers
in the Atlanta area to the Decemb e r 13 Eastern Re gional
Confer ence of the National Urban Coalition.
The conference will deal with expanding employment opportunities
and will feature several nationally known executives who are
assisting the efforts of the National Coalition in e xpanding
opportunities for employment of the unemployed and under employed in private enterprise.
I think this program will be of significant interest to you and
I hope that you will be able to attend and participate.
DS:fy
�ITY OF A.TLANT.A
CITY HALL
December 1, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
From:
Attached is a copy of a letter sent out by Mayor Allen and
Billy Sterne inviting top executives of the major employers
in the Atlanta area to the Decen1ber 13 Eastern Regional
Conference of the National Urban Coalition.
The conference will deal with expanding employment opportunities
and will feature several nationally known executives who are
assisting the efforts of the National Coalition in expanding
opportunities for employment of the unemployed and underemployed in private enterprise.
I think this program will be of significant interest to you and
I hope that you will be able to attend and participate.
DS:fy
�CITY HALL
November 30, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Cod e 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liai son
MEMORANDUM
To:
Members of Atlanta L ocal Urban Coalition
From:
Enclosed is a letter of invitation and program concerning the
D ecember 13 meeting of the Task Force on Private Employment
of the National Urban Coalition .
I hope that all of you can make your plans to attend this important
conference.
DS: fy
Enclosures (2)
�ATLANTA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1 300 COMMERCE BU I LDING I P. 0. BOX
1740
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ATLANTA, GEORGI A
30301
November 28, 1967
Dear Mr. Employer:
The National Urban Coalition Task Force on Private Employment will hold a:
Regional Planning Conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, December 13, to explore
the possibilities of expa.nding employment opportunities for the hard-core unemployed.
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~ The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atlanta are cooperating with
the Urban Coalition: in this effort. Atlanta's key business executives are being invited
to participate because of the special significance of this conference for Atlanta business.
~ Mr. Gerald L. Phillippe, Chairman of the Board of General Electric Company
and also Chairman of the Task Force, will keynote the conference. He will discuss
programs instituted by private business to provide meaningful and productive jobs for
the hard-core unemployed.
~ Another part of the program will be a slide presentation on Atlanta's unemployment
problem and its relationship to private business. The presentation was prepared by
several Atlanta organizations as a means of stimulating discussion of approaches to our
dual problem of people who need jobs and unfilled jobs which need people.
~ The conference will be at the American Motor Hotel, 160 Spring street, N. W.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a. m., ·followed by a general session, workshops and a
luncheon, with adjournment at 3:30 p. m. There is no registration fee; price of the
luncheon is $4. 75 . per person.
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Please make your plans now to attend, and return the enclosed card to assure
your reservation.
Sincerely,
~.-t;~· ~.~~President
Mayor
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Jewis h Welfa re Fu nd a nd the Jewish So cial Service Federa tion
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ABE GO L DSTE IN
PRESIDEN f
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Nov emb er 29 , 1967
GS TT IN G ER
EXE CUTI V C: D IR E CTO R
Mr . Dan Sweat
City Ha ll
68 Mi t c h e l l S t . , S . W.
At l anta, Ga .
30303
Dear Mr . Swe at :
In a cco rdan c e wi th o u r telephone c onve rs at io n of
last Friday I wi sh t o advise you that the Atlanta
Jewish Welfare Federation is interested in parti c ipating
in the wor k o f the At l anta Urban Coalit i on .
The Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation represen t s
virtually al l the adult Jewish organizations in greater
Atlanta . As the letterhead indicates this c entral
Jewish communal agency is the resu l t of the re c ent
merger of the Atlanta Jewish Community Counc il, t h e
Welfare Fund and the S ocial Servi c e Federati o n .
I am
enc los i ng a c hart de sc r i b i ng the s t ruc t u r e and program
of the Federat i on .
Please do not hesitate t o c all upon us i f we c an be
of any a s sistanc e to the wo rk of the Ci ty o f Atlanta.
Sincerely yours,
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M. C. Getting er
Executive Director
Enclosure
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�STl~UCTURE 017 ATLANTA JEWISH WELf.f\RE f.EDERI\TION,
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MEM BE PS!-IIP
I ND IVIDUA L MEM BERS
OPGANIZATION l.\1EMBE RS
CONSTITUEI .T MF:-'JF~ERS
All adult
contributors to
Annual Campaign.
Jewish organizctions
with minimum membership of SO.
Composed of local
beneficiary
agencies •
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Composed of representatives of affiliated organizations and
representat ives-at-large; acts la g ely as a forum body.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 48 MEMBERS
Administers and conduc t s t he affairs of t h e
Central Communal Agency .
OFFICERS
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A Vice-President and a Vice-Chairman respo ns · ble
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CAMPAIGNING AND ALLOCATI ONS
Plans and conducts Annual Campaign ; col e cts and disburses funds;
clearing house for fund-raising efforts direc ted at Jewish commun it ~
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CatiMUNITY REL~TIONS AND INTERNAL J EWISH AFFAIRS
Combats discrimination and promotes ideals of democracy; promotes
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general welfare o f the Jewish Community; c onducts Commun ity Calenda~
III.
SOCIAL SERVICE
Conducts Jewish Famil y and Children s Bu_ eau a genc y, Ben Mas s ell
Dental Cli ni c and any social welfare programs assigned to it.
IV.
COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PLANNI1 G
Coordinates and promotes i:..i ter-agenc y cooperation; responsible for
community-wide planning, fact - finding and social research in
following areas:
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AGED CARE7
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Commun ity
Center
(Youth
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Or g s.)
(Synag o gu e
Youth Group s
Insti tuti onal
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( Jewish
Home
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in Commu ity
(J • • & C. B .)
(J.C.Center )
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other
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�he Ur an Coa/i ion
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Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew fie iskell / A. Philip Randolph
November 24 , 1967
NATIONAL COORDINATORS WEEKLY REPORT
LOCAL COALITIONS
The third in a series o f regional conferen ces to assist l oca l
communities in f o rming the ir own Urban Coalitions will be hel d
in San Franc i s co on November 30 in the San Francisco Hilton .
The program format will be simila~ to those used for t he
previous two successful c onferenc es i n Ch icago and Minneapolis,
with emphasis on "h ow-to- cc-~ t " work s h ops. The ·· hree general
sess ions will feature remark s by S an Francisco Mayor Shell~y
and May o r - Elect Al i oto, The Mo st Reverend J oseph Mc Guck e n,
Kenneth Wright, Vic e Pre sident ad Ch ief Economist of t he Life
Insurance Assoc iation of America, Cali fornia State Assemblyman
John T . Kno x, Bishop Donald Harvey Tippett and Frances Barnes,
Vice President of the Cr own Zellerbac h Corp oration and President
oyment Opportunity .
o f the Management Council f or Bay Area
A similar regional confer'"... ,c for eastern cities, originally
set for December 11 in New York City, has been p ostp o ned
because o f s chedul ing problems to the second week of J anuary .
You will shortly be advised of the exact d ate .
PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT AND URBAN LEGISLATION
More than 40 Wash ington representat ives of organ izations which
support the program of the Urban Coalition attended a luncheon
meeting in the Statler Hilton Hotel on Novembe r 20.
Featured speaker Mayor John Lindsay of New Yo rk City stressed
the necessity of a united legislativ e effort to mov e bills
suppo rted by the Coalition through Congress.
Andrew Biemi ller ,
Legislative Dire c tor o f AFL-C I O, cited a c ase history to
illustrate the posit ive v alue of business a nd labor representatives going together to call on Congressmen.
Rabbi Richard G.
Hirsch of the Union o f Ameri c an Hebrew Congregations described
National Coordinators : John Feild / Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293-1530
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the growing awarene ss o f ch u r ch gro up s o f the need to be active
i n publi c affa i rs .
PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
On November 21 the Task Fo r c e on Pr i vate Empl oyment met in
Detroit with the Emp loyment and Edu c at io n Comm i ttee of the ew
Detroit Committee . The meeting was c ha i red by Wi lliam M. Day,
president o f Mich i gan Bel l Telepho ne Company .
In his remarks to the group, Task Fo r c e - Co-Chai r man Ger~ l d
Phillippe , Cha irm an o f the Board o f the Gener a l El e ctric Company ,
said " As a repres en tative of the Task Force on Pri vate Emp loyment
I have been en cou raging bus i nessmen t o ente r i nt o a regular
program o f exchanging ideas o n this sub j e c t and pitch i ng in o n
useful pro gram s to get at s ome of these u rgent needs . All
s e c t o rs o f the s oc iet y need t o help ea ch o ther and we need t o
jo in t ogether i n usefu l programs t o c reate new opp o rtunities
fo r se l f -re a l i zati o n i n o ur City s l um s."
"I n s ome ci ties it wo uld sound strange , but there is a g rowing
feeling among b u sinessmen of my acquaintance and among so e of
our own General Electri c plant managers that a s ubstan tial
measure of our business success in the futu r e is going to depend
on our ability to help a good number of these hard -cor e un emp loy ables be c ome pr o du c tive workers and citizen s."
HOUSING, RE CONSTRUCTION AND INVESTMENT
The Task Fo r c e met in New Yo rk on No vember 21 . Twelve additional
members have been re c ruited to wo rk with th i s group . A major
working paper is being devel oped t o guide this Task Force in
devel oping a l o ng-range program.
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CITY H AL -
November 30, 1967
TLA1'TA , GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN AL LEN, J R., MAYO R
R. EAR L LANDE RS, Ad minist rative Assi sti nt
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Exe cutive Secretar y
DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Governmenta l lia ison
MEMOR ANDUM
T o : Members of Urban Co alition Ste er ing Committee
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Enclos ed is a letter of invi tat ion and program conc erning the
D ecembe r 13 meeting o f the Task Force on Private Employme nt
of the National Urb an Co alition .
I hope that all of yo u can make your plans to att end t his importa~ t
confe r en ce.
We might need to ask members o f the S tee rin g C ommittee to
actively parti~ipate i n the workshops as part of panel discussion s .
If this sho ul d be the c ase, I w i ll notify you at the ea rliest possibl e
moment .
I am also attachin g a letter from Mr . M . C. G ettinge r, E xe cutive
Dir e ctor of the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation, Inc., w hich
is a newly formed central a ge ncy involving the A t lanta J ewish
Co m m unity Coun cil , the J e wi s h W e l fa r e Fun d an d th e J ewish S o ci a l
Service Fed e ration . As Mr . Gettin g er' s l e tter states, th e
F e d e ration r e pr e s e n t s virtually all th e adult Jewish or gan i zations
in Atlan ta and would be the most a p p ro p riat e r e pres e ntative of all
the Jewish organizations on the Urban C oalition Ste e rin g Commi ttee .
S e v e ral or ganiz a tions a nd m a ny i n dividual s hav e call e d my a t tenti o n
to t h e fa ct that t h e Je w ish com1nunity is not repres e nte d o n t he
St ee ring Commi ttee and I feel that the Steering Comm ittee s hould
g iv e so me thou gh t t o i nvitin g M r. Ab e Goldstein, Pr e side nt o f the
A tlanta J e wish W e lfa r e F e d e ration, In c., to serve a s a men-ib e r o f
t he Stee ring Com1nitte e.
DS: fy
�ATLANTA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1 300 COMMERCE BUIL DIN G /
P . 0. BOX
1 740 /
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30301
November 28, 1967
Dear Mr. Employer:
The National Urban Coalition Task Force on Private Employment will hold a:
Re~onal Planning Conference in Atlanta on Wednesday, December 13, to explore
the possibilities of expanding employment opportunities for the hard-core unemployed.
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~ The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atlanta are cooperating with
the Urban Coalition in this effort. Atlanta's key business executives are being invited
to participate because of the special significance of this conference for Atlanta business.
~ Mr. Gerald L. Phillippe, Chairman of the Board of General Electric Company
and also Chairman of the Task Force, will keynote the conference. He will discuss
programs instituted by private business to provide meaningful and productive jobs for
the hard-core unemployed.
~ Another part of the program will be a slide presentation on Atlanta's unemployment
problem and its relationship to private business. The presentation was prepared by
several Atlanta organizations as a means of stimulating discussion of approaches to our
dual problem of people who need jobs and unfilled jobs which need people.
~ The conference will be at the American Motor Hot el , 160 Spring street, N. W.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a. m., ·followed by a general session, workshops and a
luncheon; with adjournment at 3:30 p. m. There is no registration fee; price of the
luncheon is $4. 75 . per person.
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Please make your plans now to attend, and return the enclosed card to assure
your reservation.
Sincerely,
~--r~·
President
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Mayor
�The n ewly fo rmed central agency m e rg ing th e Atlanta Jewish Ccmmunity Council,
Je wish Welfa re Fund ond th e Jewish Social S e rvice Fede ration
41 Exc hange Place, S. E.
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Atlanta, G eorgi a 30303
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ABE GOLDSTEIN
PRE51 DENT
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November 29, 1967
GSTTINGER
EXECUTIVE D IRE CTO R
Mr . Dan Sweat
Ci ty Ha ll
68 Mi tchell St . , S . W.
At l anta, Ga.
30303
Dear Mr . Sweat:
In a ccor dan c e with our telephone con versat io n of
last F ri day I wish t o advise y ou that the Atlan ta
Jewish We lfare Federati on i s interested i n par ti cipating
in the work of the Atlanta Urban Co alition.
The Atlanta Jewish Welfare Federation represen ts
virtually al l the adult ·J~wish organizations in greate r
Atlanta . As the letter head i nd icates this c entral
Jewish communal agency is the resu l t of the rece nt
m,:?rge r o f the Atlanta Jewish Community Cou ncil, the
Welfare Fu nd and the Social Servi ce Federation .
I am
enclosing a c hart des cribing the structure and program
o f the Federat ion.
P le ase d o not hesitate to c al l upon u s if we c an be
of any as sis tance to the wo rk of the Cit y of Atlanta.
Sincer ely you rs,
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M. C. Gettinger
Executive Direc t or
Enclosure
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�STl(UCTURE OF ATLANTA JEW ISH WEL •ARE FEDERATION ,
INC .
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MEMBERS:-IIP
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS
All adult
contributors to
Annual Campaiqna
ORGANIZATION MEMBERS
Jewish organiz a tions
wi th minimum membership of 50.
CONSTITUEi'lT MD·J BERS
Composed 0£ local
benef ic iary
aqencie s .
DELEGATE ASSEMBLr
Cor.ip oscd o f representatives o f affiliated organizations and
representatives-at-large; acts largely as a forum body.
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48 MEMBERS
Adm inister s and conduc t s the affairs o f tbe
Central Communa l Agen cy.
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A Vice-President and a Vice -Chairman r esp o nsi le
for each Department .
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Plans and conducts Annual Campaign ; col e c ts a :1d di sburs es :funds;
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clearing house for fund-raisi n g efforts directed at Jewi s h comr.. u ni t -Yi,
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C~ViMUN ITY REL~TIONS AND I NTERNA L JEW I SH AFFAIRS
Combats dis cr imination and promote s ideals o f democrac y; pro:no·~e s
general welfare o f the Jewish Community; conducts Commun.:.ty Ca_endari
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SOC IAL SERVICE
Conducts Jewish ~amily and Ch"ldr envs Bureau a g e n cy , Ben Jviassell
Dental Clinic and any s ocial welfare progra.i71s assiqned to it.
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CO.'YJMUN ITY S ERVICES AND PLANNING
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Coordinates and promotes iu ter-agenc y cooperati on; responsible for
commun ity-wide planning, fact-finding and s o c ial researc h in
followin g areas:
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Jewish
Corn.muni ty
Center
(Youth
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(Synag ogue
You th Groups
AGED CARE7
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tuti o nal
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Federal Bar Building West / 1819 H Street. N. W. Washington, D. C. / 20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen : Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
November 14, 1967
Mr. Dan Sweat
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dan:
Copies of the letters of invitation to the Atlanta meeting are
enclosed. One of the letters is being sent to persons already
on our mailing list and the other letter with the Statement of
Principles, Goals, and Commitments is being sent to persons not
on our mailing list.
I think we will need twelve p e ople to assist us on the day of
the meeting. This includes registration desk, sell luncheon
tickets, pass out literature, take up tickets, answer telephones,
and any last minute problem.
I am als o enc losing some names of local business leaders which
I have come across. The Mayor may want to extend an invitation
to some of them.
Very truly yours,
M
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Associate Coordinator
MC/jc
Enclosures
National Coordinators . John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 -1530
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The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N. w. Washington , D. C. f20006
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
November 13, 1967
Dear Friend:
On August 24, 1967, 1,200 leaders of American life met in Washington at
an Emergency Convocation called by the Urban Coalition. The Coalition,
representing business and the professions, organized labor, religion,
civil rights groups and local government, was established in response
to the urgent need for action in behalf of th e nation's cities.
The enclosed Statement of Principles , Go als , a-id Commitments was adopted
by the Urban Coalition. You will not e th a t the statement identifies
specific problem areas and appea ls to both the public and private sector
for action to meet these needs. The Coalition has created Task Forces-one of which is the Task Force on Privat e Employment- -to focus on the
individual problem areas.
Expanding employment opportuniti es for the hard-core un emp loyed has been
given top priority by the Coalition. The Task Force on Private Employment
is ho ld ing a series of Regional Planning Conferenc es to discuss this difficult and complex problem .
The conferences are schedul ed to be h eld in Atlanta, Georgia on December 13,
1967 ; Phoenix, Arizona on J anuary 17 , 1968 and Kansas City , Missouri on
January 24, 1968.
We hope your schedule will permit you to join us in this most important
project. Please complete the attached card indicating t he conference you
plan to attend.
We are enclosing a list of states covered by each of the conferences.
It
would be most helpful if you would supply us with the names and addresses
of appropriate officials in these states so we may e xtend an invit ation to
them.
In the meantime, we hope you will communicat e your interest and
support of this endeavor to these officials.
Nat,oral Coa'd/llat0rs Jc,hri Feild/ R:;n M /. l"t<,,
Te/eph ne 293 1::.:10
�November 13, 1967
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More specific information on the program wil l b e sent to you in the
ver y near future.
If you have any questions regarding these activities,
please contact Mr. Mel Cotton, ~he Urban Coalit i on, 1819 H Street, N. W. ,
Washington, D. C. Telephone Number:
293-1530.
Gera l d L. Phillippe
Chai rman of the Board
Ge neral Electric Company
570 Lex ington Avenue
New Yo r k, New York
Enclosures
David Sullivan, Preside n t
Build ing Se r vice Emp loyee s
International Union
900 17th Stree t, N. W.
Wa shington, D. C.
John Wheel er , President
Mech a nics and F a rmers
Bank
Box 1932
Durham, North Caroli na
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The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street. N.
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Washington, D. C. / 200u6
Steering Committee Co-chairmen: Andrew H eiskell / A. Phi lip Randolph
Novembe r 13, 1967
Dear Friend:
On August 24, 1967, 1,200 leaders of American life met in Washington a t
an Emergency Convocation called by The Urban Co a lition. The Coalit i o n ,
representing business and the professions, organized labor, religi o n,
c ivi l rights groups and local government, was established in respons e
t o t h e urgent need for action in behalf of the nation's cities.
Th e St a tement of Principles, Goal s , and Commitments adopted by The Urban
Coal i t i on identifies specific prob lem areas and appe als to both the publi c
a~d private secto r for action to me et these n e eds. The Coalition has
cre at ed Task Forces--one o f which is th e Task Fo r ce on Private Employment - to focus on the individ u a l probl em a r e as.
Expanding emplo yme nt o pportun ities fo r t he hard-co re u nemp loye d has been
given top prio r it y b y the Co a l i t ion . Th e Task Force o n Pr iv a t e Employment
is holding a series of Re g i on al Plann i n g Conferences t o di scuss th is difficult and complex problem .
The first conferenc e is schedul ed t o be held at the At l anta-American Motor
Hotel in At lan t a , Geo rg ia on Decemb er _13 , 1967. Other conferences are
planned for Pho enix, Arizo na o n Januar y 24 , 1968 and Kansas City, Missouri
on January 24 , 1968 .
We hope your schedule will permit you to jo i n us in this most important
project.
Please complete the attached card indicating the conference you
plan to attend .
We are enclosing a list of states covered by each of the conferences.
It
would be most helpful if you would supply us with the nam es and addr e sses
of appropriate affiliates i n thes e states so we may extend an invitation
to them.
In the meantime, we hop e you will communicate your interest and
support of this endeavor to these officials.
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More specific information on the program will be sent to you in the
very near future.
If you have any questions r egarding these activities,
please contact Mr. Mel Cotton, The Urban Coalition, 1819 H Street, N. W.,
Washington, D. C. Telephone Number:
293-1530.
Gerald L. Phillippe
Chairman of the Board
General Electric Company
570 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York
Enclosures
David Sullivan, President
Building Service Employees
International Union
900 17th Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
John Wheeler, Pr esident
Mechanics and Farmers
Bank
Box 1932
Durham, North Carolina
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Chairman:
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Manufacturers
Resource Persons: Earl Redwine, Cons ultant, ES R; Richard Lyle, Assistant
Director, Urba n Leagu e , South Re gional Office; John
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When the communit.v welfare is in danger, and when opportunity
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most important leadership. Our subject today is loaded with
danger and opportunity.
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This presentation was brought about by five organizations
serving our community -- ,mder the leadership of businessmen.
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•.• and Economic Opportunit_y Atlanta, Incorporated.
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As Atlanta grows, so grows the need for continued leadership
by businessmen. With Atlanta's growth, the very problems
these organizations exist to :meet will keep on growing.
We want to concentrate on just one of these problem8: JOBS . .
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These organizations are all concerned with jobs. Employment

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Atlanta's attractiveness as a place to live and do busi.ne s s
depends a great deal on the municipal services of the city•..
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protection. Local tax funds support the city and fin~.nce these
services. Thus, the e}..i :ent and quality of munic~pal ser vices
depend on whether ther e i s profitable business activity, and
whether our citizens are productively employed •.
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The Chamber of Commer ce seeks a continually growing
busine s s community. It l ooks for growth in industry a.-id
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The Community Council is a social planning agency. It helps
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helping develop programs of community benefit, and by getting
sponsorship for needed programs.
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The United Appeal supports agencies with purpo8es related to
the social needs of our community ..• in health, rc(:reation,
family counseling, and care for children and the agt:J - Filling
these social needs is often the key to getting a job, or keeping
it. The Urban League and Goodwill Industries are ~ .' o United
Appeal agencies with functions directly related to jobs.
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Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Incorporated, br j_r1gs t c:;ether
all segments of the city in a concerted effort agai nst p0verty.
E-0-A coordinates and channels services to the ·poor, and
starts new services for needs which ar en 't being met.
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c ont r ibuting members of s ociety••. and t o break the vicious
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There are many other agencies which offer services in the
field of employment and unemployment. The organizations
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we mentioned work closely with a number of them, sharing
information, facilities and ideas. You probably are fa.--niliar
with the programs of thes e other agencies, or :1erhaps have
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••• The State Employment Servic e of the Georgia Denartment
of Labor ... our vocational schools ... Family and Children's
Services ... the VocationE.l Rehabilitation Division of the State
Department of Education ... the m anpower and apprPriti ce
training programs of the U. S. Department of Lc1hor .
There are other organizations , mor e recently es tablished,
which concentrat e thei r efforts on a particular phase of
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For example . . • the Atlanta Employers
Voluntary Merit Employment Association, which is a group of
businessmen with a mutual desire t o halt discrimination
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community responsibilities in employment. It is app3.rent,
too, from the programs and activities under v-:2.y, that
something is being done tc:r help get our unemployed people
on the job.
The need for continued business leadership is equally clear.
None of these organizations, individually or collectively,
claims to have all the answers to unemployment. And no one
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We can't promise all the answers, either.
But our purpose,
during the next few minutes, is to luok at some of the facts •..
raise some questions .•. and provoke some thinking among
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answers.
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In our community, jobs are goinr; unfilled. At the same time,
people are unemployed.
This may seem a paradox•.. but we know it i s not a new
situation, nor is it peculiar to Atlanta. There've always been
people out of work. And, except during depressions, there've
always been jobs open for willing, qualified workers.
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number of people ... even in a market as healthy as
Atlanta's today.
So we're looking beyond the normal and commonplace. We
want to talk about what we can do after the pool of qualified
workers runs out and some of the jobs are still unfilled. W/3
need to consider people who aren't working because of
limited education or none at all ... physical handicars . . . not
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It's elementary that unemployment can have a bad effect on
the economic health of the community. But bring it c1-}ser to
home by asking this question: What is my duty, as a citiz~n,
to try to cut down the high cost of public maintenance of our
people who aren't productively employed?
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earn less than 4, 000 dollars a year? This would increase the
purchasing power among these pe_ople__Qy more than 95 million
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But perhaps the most important dimension to be examined is
this: Wnat effect will unemployment and underemployment
right now have on Atlanta's growth potential? In shcrt, ~hat
about tomorrow?
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Compared to other parts of the country, Atlanta ha~ :-e!:itively
little unemployment. We ofteZJ. brag about our low rate ••• which
is officially 2-point-5 per cent ,
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Part of the reason for this low rate is Atlanta's key position in
the Southeast .• • a region which has had a lion's share of the nation's
postwar economic growth. We can also thank pr ograms such as
Forward Atlanta, thr ough which Atlanta' s business leade r ship has
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In a full economy, the qualified, willing job-seeker can find
work. By almost any standard, 1967 and several years
previous have been years of full economy in Atlanta. Retail
sales, effective buying income, and other economi0 indicators
have been moving steadily up. Certainly, we can't blame
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We said our unemployment is comparatively small .•. by official
measurement. Yet, for a number of reasons, we cannot afford
to minimize it. For one, we know that there are rr.a11y others
who are less than fully employed but who aren't counted with the
2. 5 per cent. They don't fit the statistical definitic:: of unemployed.
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No one is certain how m:any people are in this category. And we
can only wonder how many children are growing up to .Jarry on
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Our population has grown. In 1967, the 2. 5 per cent represents
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More people live in cities today. They are easier to count,
put in categories, and observe. In a rural environment,
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We are familiar with some o~ the c auses of unemployment,
and some of them stem, in part, from the very affluence we
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rising faster than the aven.ge educational attainment.
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are problems of health, housing and even transportat!on, and
there are deserted mothe.rs ti ed to the care of deserted
children.
No one can say positively how much effect ar..y ~n e of these
things is having on unemployment.
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effective solutions might be easier to develop.
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Thousands of people in Atlanta don't earn enough to support
th~mselves and their families. They are PEOPLE NEEDING
JOBS •.• the 2. 5 per cent, others who aren't being counted
officially, and some others who have jobs but are underemployed or underpaid.
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all the skilled people they need to help run their businesses.
This is the other category... JOBS NEEDING PEOPLE.
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a waste in terms of unrealized consumption of goods and
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Some alarming facts with a great deal of bearing on our
subject were developed by the city's Community Improvement
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in our Central Busi.ncss District. This means 64, 000 more
people will be employed in our Central City .•• the downtown
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Most of these new jobs will be in five main categories:
GOVERNMENT, FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE,
with about 10,000 jobs in each group, and RETAILING, with
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None of these new jobs will be in manufacturing, wholesale
trade or distribution. The Central City won't gain in this
kind of employment.
Jobs in GOVERNMENT, FINANCE, INSURAi~CE, REAL
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Now consider another sE:t of facts from the C-I-P 5tudy•••
facts about population,
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By 1983, the Negro population of the City of Atl~ta will
increase by 62 per cent .•. the white populatio<" by 4 per cent.
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have family income of LESS THAN THREE THOUSAND
DOLLARS. About 45,000 Atlanta Negro families will
have incomes of less than $5,000 a year.
Put some of these facts together to see what they imply:
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who, by current standards, are LEAST qualified for white
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THIB.D••• downtown retailing will be supported by a
preponderance of families with poverty-level incomes . . •
families with very little to spend in retail stores.
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to realize unless established trends are changed.
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Th0se facts make it easier to understand the disturbing
statement of a few minutes ago ... that UNEMPLOYMENT
CAN STOP GROWTH IN ITS TRACKS.
,Therein lies our challenge ... the challenge to Lezin now
_c hanging some of these conditions which, in turn, will
help reverse or slow some of the undersirabie, trends.
As we begin to realize the size of the problem, ot~er
questions demand answers. \Vho are the PEOP::::...E involved?
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Do we need -- or can we get -- an accurate p!"ofiie: of our
unemployed population?
There is some data available to help us find a s tarting point.
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in poverty neighborhoods. These interviews were
conducted about 18 months ago through 12 neighborhood
centers of the E-0-A. Here's what the study found out
about these 47,000 people:
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• .• 5 per cent had a fourth grade education or lc :::; s.
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A composite would be difficult to draw. But look at two
case histories:
A typical case ••. A woman, 33, divorced, mother of four
children. She has a seventh grade education. Works 2.s a
maid and makes 28 dollars a weak.
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for a three-room apartment. Her children are left alone
while she works because day care would cost two-thL.ds of
her weekly salary.
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Another case, less typicr.l but just as real. •• A young man,
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Completed the fifth grade iil a rural school. He is
married to a young woman who completed the third grade.
They are expecting a child soon. They live with his sister
and her five children ••• eight persons in four roo:ms.
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an hour. He has serious p r oblem s with a loan company .
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These two have jobs, of sorts, for the time being. But
thei:,: future is uncertain and prospects are poor that they
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The;y lack the skill and educational attainment to fill some
of the vacancies which we know exist. For instance, the
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••• Comptometer operators, stenographers, secretaries,
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category:
Common labor. From 1950 to 1960, the
number of employed laborers in Atlanta went down by
almost 13 per cent, or 2, 600 jobs. The pace of automati on
continues to h ave its effect in c0natrudi0n and other industrie s
using laborers.
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increas ed by 22, 000, or 43. 5 per cent.
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So the r ecord is one of steady upgrading. It is a r ecor d of
pr ogress , and industry c an be proud of it .
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are t raining and pr om oting workers for m ore demanding,
higher paying j obs, vacancies are being created for new
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,!obs .9.2 exist, and they need to be filled. Some manufacturing
jobs, for instance, haven() minimum requirements for
education or experience, and the employer bears the expense
of training.
This not only emphasizes the need for workers, but it is
also further evidence of the employer's willingness to
help meet the problem ... especially when programs
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such as on-the-job trair1ir.g can help an employer match
people with the jobs he needs to fill. Without such efforts,
the gap would be even greater than it is today, and it would
be widening even faster .
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more efficient. The employer has needs for competence
and reliability, skill and stability. For all his generosity,
compassion, civic-mindedness or whatever, the employer
cannot ignore these needs •.. if he is to stay in business.
There are other barriers, leas prevalent today, which are
merely extensions of attitudes.
You're familiar with the kind of barriers we mean. You've
seen them in help wanted ads, in job orders placed with
employment services, and in the personnel policies of many
business organ:!.::: ativns.
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• • • Car necessary•.. And so on,
As we suggested earlier, certain jobs will always have
requirements that not everyone can meet, particularly
jobs which demand a high degree of skill, aptitude , ,)r
training. These requirements are realistic standards .•.
not arbitrary barriers in the sens~ of others w~ wentioned.
We can find tangible evidence of employers taking the lead
in removing some of the arbitrary ones.
Many jobs today
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Will train ... And many others.
Keep in mind that tha employer also has barr iers ... legal
barriers which discou:;.:age or prevent the hiring of some
people for certain joi>s. Women have been given full
equality in employment ... as long as they don't have to
lift over 30 poum:s. P11ysical canditi 0ns make some
persons
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assume the Worlanen's Compensation liability which the law
says he must.
You can see that progress is being made in meeting Atlanta's
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on ~e other ••• the puzzle of people and jobs, which don't always
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The gains haven't been spectacular. We can't promise
that the solutions are just around the corner. But it's
to the credit of our business leadership that we can cite
these signs of progress .•• evidence that the job is at
least begun.
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Only through the continued leadership of our busine~srr.en.:.
their ideas, talents, and energies ... channeled through
these community organizations and others ..• can we hope to
find those solutions.
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We began a few minutes ago on the premise that many
people are not working at a time when our economy needs
workers. We've seen who these people are, and in gE:ni:>.ral
terms, what separates them from self-sufficiency and usefulness.
We've presented some facts we all must recognize if this
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Ann we have tried to be realistic about our alternatives:
That,unless something iE; done, it is possible that there
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If we C:?JU1ot absorb today's parents into the productive side
of the economy, what of their children? Can the high school
drop-out of 1967 ex--pect a better future than the almost hop.eles.s
situation he faces today? Can Atlanta afford to leave him
hopeless?
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Gentlemen, one of the main purposes of the presentation you've just seen
and heard is to stimulate our thinking about ways to get ·at this problem .... to
exchange ideas about new approaches which can be tried, or are b eing tried, in your
plant, or Joe's warehouse, right here in Atlanta.
We are most concerned with what's happening in Atlanta, of course. Just
to give you an idea of the sort of ' <programs and innovations we're talking about, let's
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look around the country a :mni.nute to see l,c--;-1 employers elsewhere have licked their
labor needs.
In Newark, there's a special school b!icked up by Prudential Insurance,
Standard Oil, Westinghouse, Western Electric, New Jersey Bell, Bamberger's, and
Public Service Electric and Gas. These firms go together and hire young people in
groups of a hund:ted, then alternate them ev':)r.r other W?ek hB°iween the plants and the
special school of sm all classes.
In Hartford, Aetna Life and Casualty goes in with the Urban League on
stenographic training.
In Racine, trn J. I . Case Company has a program called ADULTS IN A HURRY.
This works by catching students who are ready to drop out of school and furnishing
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part-time jobs to keep them going until they graduate.
In Boston, tlie Raytheon Company has developed the talents of 1,500 handicapped
people.
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In Illinois, Illinois Bell provides a clearing hous<': for 326 Bell Corps
volunteers who spend off-duty time as slum leaders and tutors.
Those are just a few examples.
Programs such as these have been
developed in Atlanta. With more thought and determination,
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can be done.
How? Let's start right here, by acknowledging that the problem and the opportunity
exist, and that we have the will and the concern to begin.
First, let's talk about our individual experiences. 'what could
be clone --
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what is being done in my company? Are my standards realistic? Do I have
difficulty in getting the help I need ?
How far are we reaching to get people to train? Is turnover a problem?
What are the causes of my turnover? Do our· policies contrihute to turnover, or ·
help reduce it?
Next, let's talk about these agencies. Do we call on them, and make use
of their services? Do we know what help we might get from each? Could we use
a service no agency seems to be offering?
Then, let's talk about what we can <lo together. How can we pool
information to find out the types of workers moat needed? F ow can several of us
work together, or use a public agency, to recruit and train employees in special
or general skills? What would it cost, and could the funds be oh-'. . ained?
Those are just a few areas to talk about.
We're inter ested in your own
experiences, but we're just a s interested in the questions you might have , as well.
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�May 9, 1968
Mr. Curtis Ddskell
C ommunity Affairs Direct or
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Building
Atlanta. Georgia
De r Curtis:
Attached is
copy of · lett r f:rom Mr . Morrison of the
Virginia Military Institute .
W hav det nnined he is talking about ou.r slide pr
Can we as ist hbn?
Sine er ly you.rs .
Dan Sw
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�VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
LEXINGTON , VIRGINIA 24451
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
9 April 1968
Office of the Mayor
Atlanta
Georgia
Sir:
Will you please advise me as to the availability of a
movie dealing with the subject of urban planning in Atlanta.
I am anxious to review this for possible showing before
students in undergraduate economics.
I believe this film
was shown at a meeting sponsored by the Urban Coalition
held in Atlanta last fall.
Very truly yours,
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�April 22, 1968
Mr . Alexander H. Morrison
Box 543
Lexington, Virginia
24450
Dear Mr. Morrison:
Mr . Bill Bassett of the City of Atlanta Planning Departm.e nt may be able
to make available to you the movie shown recently in Atlanta at th
Urb n Coolition Conference.
I a sending him copies of your 1 tter to the Mayor and this letter to
you. However, if you wish to colllll!unicate with him dir ctly, hie ddress
1s City Planning D part ent, City Hall, 68 Mitchell Street, City of
Atlanta, 30303 Georgi.
Very truly,
BELEN THOMPSON
As istsnt Personnel Dir ctor
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Mr. Bill B se tt /
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DECEMBER 13, 1967
WEDNESDAY
EASTERN REG IONALEMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE
NAT IONAL URBAN COALITION
ATLANTA-AMER ICAN MOTOR HOTEL
(GRAND BALI.ROOM )
9: 30 A. M.
GREETINGS
OPEN ING GENERAL SESSION
PRESID ING WILL BE DAV IDSULLIVAN,
PRESIDENT, BU ILDING SERVICE EMPLOYEES, INTERNATIONAL
UN ION AFL-C 10.
MAYOR ALLEN - GREETINGSo
REMARKS BY WILLI AM FLYNN, DIRECTOR,
STEP PROGRAM , NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS,
DR. LAWRENCE D. -REDDICK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
OPPORTUNITIES INDUSm IALIZATION CENTER INSTITUTE,
AND AUGUSTUS H. STERNE, PRESIDENT, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
AT 10:30 A.M. , WORKSHOPS BEGIN.
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THIS GATHERING OF BUSINESS LEADERS
FROM THROUGHOUT THE EASTERN UNITED STATES
HAS PARTICULAR SIGN IF I CANCE TO ALL OF AMERICA.
AND I AM SURE THAT
BEFORE THIS DAY
IS COMPLETED, WE WILL RECOGNIZE THE UNDENIED NECESSITY
FOR PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO PLACE ITS FULL PRODUCTIVE
POTENTIAL INTO THE FIGHT TO SAVE OUR GREAT
URBAN CITIES.
IT IS ESPECIALLY PLEASING TO ME,
MR. PHILLIPPE, THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT YOUR URBAN
COALITION TASK FORCE ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
TO ATLANTA TO HOLD THIS ACTION CONFERENCE
ON EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
IN PRIVATE BUSINESS.
�THE VERY HISTOR Y OF ATLANTA 'S GROWTH
AND PROSPER ITY HAS EEN ONE OF RESPONSIBLE
BUS INESS LEADERSHIP WORK ING WITH GOVERNMENT
TO RESOLVE NOT ONLY PROBLEMS OF EMPLOYMENT,
BUT ALSO OF EDUCAT ION, OF HOUS ING, OF RACE RELATI ONS,
AND ALL OTHERS WH ICH ARE THE RESPONS IBILITY
OF THE TOTAL COMMUN ITV.
OUR LOCAL BUS INESS LEADERS LONG AGO
RECOGN IZED THE REQUIREMENT FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION
IN THE RESOLUTION OF COMMUNITY PROBLEMS
JUST AS YOU AND YOUR BUS INESS COLLEAGUES
HAVE DONE AT THE NAT I ONAL LEVEL IN THE
URBAN COALITION.
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�Decembe:r 28 , 1967
Mr . J ohn C. Wils on, President
Horne W ilson Company
163 Peters Street, S . W .
Atlanta., Georgia 30313
Dear J ohn:
All 0£ the officials nd staff people involved in the Eastern
Regional Conference of the Urban Coalition here on Dec mb r 13
agree that it w s the most successfully run conference the Urban
Coalition has conducted to date.
l am sure that the ma.jot' reason for this is th cooperation and
ssistance we h d from the local p ople who pitched in t o help us
get the job don • I would like to p rsona.lly th nk you for your
great help.
Sincer ly yours,
Dan Sw -t
DS:f.y
�THE COALITION HAS ALREADY AWAKENED
MANY BUSINESS LEADERS TO THE FACT THAT
OUR AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM IS A
BY-PRODUCT OF OUR DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.
IT IS NOT THE FOUNDATION OF THAT SOCIETY.
THE GREATEST HANDICAP WH ICH
HAS CONFRONTED OUR FREE ENTER PR I SE SYSTEM
DUR ING THE YEARS OF ITS EXISTENCE HAS BEEN
ITS FAILURE TO ASSIST IN TAKING ACTION
TO ELIMINATE THE WEAKNESSES OF THE SYSTEM
UNDER WH ICH IT OPERATES.
THIS WAS PAINFULLY DEMONSTRATED IN
THE LATE TWENTIES ANO IN THE THIRTIES.
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�HAO NOT FORCEFUL GOVERNMENTAL ACTION
BEEN TAKEN IN THE 1930 1s TO PROVIDE CORRECTIVE
SOLUTIONS TO OUR MOST SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS,
THE STOCKS WHICH SUPPORT THE FREE ENTER PR I SE ·
SYSTEM TODAY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WORTH THE PAPER
THEY ARE PRINTED ON.
WE HAVE LEARNED SINCE THEN
THAT BUSINESS MUST HAVE THE SUPPORT
OF STRONG GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THE SYSTEM WORK.
AND WITH THE CRISES IN OUR CITIES
MOUNTING DAILY, WE NOW KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT
NEEDS -- MUST HAVE -- THE FULL HELP OF BUSINESS
IF OUR GOVERNMENTAL SYSTEM
IS TO SURVIVE.
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�TO PUT IT BLUNTLY:
WE HAVE ALL GOT TO GET TOGETHER.
THE URBAN COALITION AND ITS TASK FORCE
ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT HAS AS ITS PURPOSE
TO CREATE A RECOGNITION Of THE WEAKNESS
IN OUR FOUNDATION AND TO PROVIDE A BASIS
FOR STRENGTHENING ANY LINKS WHICH ARE IN DANGER
OF FAILURE.
THIS CONFERENCE SHOULD HELP US
TO MORE CLEARLY EVALUATE OUR SHORTCOMINGS
IN THE AREA OF EMPLOYMENT AND TO MAKE PLANS
FOR OVERCOMING THEM.
WE WELCOME YOU TO ATLANTA.
I HOPE
YOU CAN ALL REMAIII THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
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�The Urban Coalition
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Federal Bar Building West/ 1819 H Street, N.
w. Washington , D. C.
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Steering Commi ttee Co-chairm en: Andrew Heiskell/ A. Philip Randolph
December 14, 1967
Mr. Dan Sweat
Assistant to the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dan:
Many thanks for your assistance in the recent meeting in Atlanta.
Thanks, also, for the materials used in the workshops.
Please express my appreciation to members of your staff who
worked so closely with us and helped in so many ways.
Sincerely,
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Mel Cotton
Associate Nati onal Coordinator
MC/jgc
National Coordinators : John Feild/ Ron M. Linton
Telephone 293 - 1530
�MAYOR IVAN ALLEN, JR.
REMARKS OF GREE TINGS
EASTERN REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE
NATIONAL URBAN COALITION
ATLANTA-AMERICAN MOTOR HOT¢
DECEMBER 13, 1967
9:30 A. M."--
THANK YOU, MR. SULLIVAN.
MR. PHILLIPPE, MR. FLYNN, MR. STERNE, DR. REDDICK,
DISTINGUISHED OUT OF TOWN GUESTS AND FELLOW ATLANTANS.
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IT PLEASES ME TO SEE SO MANY OF OUR NATIONAL AND LOCAL
BUSINESS LEADERS GATHER HERE TODAY TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
FOR AMERICAN FREE-ENTERPRISE TO USE ITS VAST POTENTIAL AS A
MAJOR FACTOR IN SOLVING ONE OF OUR COUNTRY'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS.
THIS IS THE PR OB LEM OF UNEMPLOYMENT.
IT IS THE PROBLEM OF PEOPLE WHO NEED JOBS AND OF JOBS
WHO NEED PEOPLE.
OUR TASK IS TO FIND OUT HOW TO MEET BOTH NEEDS , TO DEVELOP
A HEALTHY ECONOMY WHICH PROVIDES A VARIETY OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES
FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED WORK AND TO PROVIDE WORKERS WITH SKILLS
NECESSARY TO FILL THE VACANCIES WHICH GO UNFILLED FOR LACK OF
QUALIFIED LABOR .
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IT IS SIGNIFICANT THAT GOVERNMENT AT THE LOCAL AND
NATIONAL LEVELS AND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP ARE COOPERATING TO
FIND A SOLUTION TO THESE PROBLEMS.
IT IS FITTING, I THINK, MR. PHILLIPPE, THAT YOUR TASK FORCE
ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT CHOSE ATLANTA AS ONE OF YOUR REGIONAL
CONFERENCE SITES.
IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PARTNERSHIP OF BUSINESS AND
GOVERNMENT THAT HAS PROVIDED THE STIMULATION AND RESOURCES
WHICH HA VE ADVANCED OUR COMMUNITY IN ALL AREAS.
THIS WAS TRUE OF URBAN RENEWAL, WHICH WAS THE CATALYST
THAT LAUNCHED THE GREAT DOWNTOWN BUSINESS EXPANSION STILL
GOING ON TODAY.
EIGHTY PERCENT OF ATLANTA 1S NEAR DOWNTOW N
SLUMS HAVE BEE N ELIMINATED AND ACTIVE PROGRAMS ARE UNDERWAY
IN SOME TEN AREAS TO WIPE OUT THE REMAINDER.
THE FORWARD ATLANTA PROGRAM PRODUCED
IN
- - - - NEW
JOBS
- - -- - YEARS.
AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAS COURAGEOUSLY SUPPORTED
THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM, JOB TRAINING A N D JOB
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DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DISADVANTAGED AND I AM SURE WE CAN
EXPECT IT TO CONTINUE TO DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO MAKE
LIFE BETTER FOR ALL CITIZENS.
WHILE WE PROUDLY BOAST OF WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED,
WE READILY RECOGNIZE MUCH MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW AND
IN THE FUTURE.
THIS CONFERENCE SHOULD HELP US TO MORE CLEARLY
EVALUATE OUR SHORTCOMINGS IN THE AREA OF UNEMPLOYMENT,
AND,I HOPE , TO DEVISE METHODS FOR OVERCOMING THEM.
WE WELCOME YOU TO ATLANTA AND TO THE CONFERENCE .
HOPE YOU CAN ALL REMAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
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�DEFENSE SUPPLY AGENCY
DEFENSE CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION SERVICES REGION . ATLANTA
3100 MAPLE DRIVE . N . E .
ATLANTA . GEORGIA 30305
14 December 1967
IN REPLY
REFER T O
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of
Governmental Laison
Office of the Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dan:
Thank you for the opportunity of sharing in the Urban Coalition session
at the Hotel American yesterday.
Unfortunately, the time alloted and the size of the gathering afforded
little opportunity to come to grips with possible solution techniques. The
slide presentation by John Robinson was helpful in providing facts respecting immediate problem areas and forecasts of impending doom lest we
begin immediately to take some corrective action.
Before we can concern ourselves with job progression and career d e velopment, it would appear that basic and fundamental education must b e
afforded many of the "hard-core unemployed". May I suggest that you
write the "Board of Fundamental Education" , Indianapolis, Ind. for
information regarding its techniques for remedial and basic courses to
raise the educational levels of the disadvantaged and deprived?
Dr. Cleo Blackburn is the Chairman of the Board and his work is w e ll
known to NAM, HEW and others.
It would appear that money spent in this area would be a good investment
in tackling the real problem now. By upgrading the basic educational
skill s w e provide people with at l east the entry job l evel skills, i. e. ,
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Comprehension.
My interest in the Coalition remains high and I stand ready to lend whatever
assistance you may d eem appropriate.
Very truly yours,
c£ ~
Acting Chief
Office of Contracts Compliance
�December 28, 1967
Mr. Duane Beck
Exe cutive Director
C ommunity C owicil of the
Atlanta Area;; Inc .
1000 Glenn Building
120 Marietta Str · t, N. W .
Atlant , Georgia 30303
Dear Duane :
All of the official and stafi people involv d in the Eastern
R gion l Conf renc of the Urban Coalition het"e on Decemb r 13
gree th t it w s the most succ sfully run conf rence the Urb n
C oalition ha conducted to date .
I am eure that th major reason for thi is th cooper tion
d
s i tance we had from the loeal peopl who pitched in to help us
g t the job don • I would like to person lly thank yot1 for you
gre t help.
Sincer ly yours,
Dan S
DS:fy
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�December 28, 1967
Mr . Curtis Driskell
Atlanta Chamber 0£ Commerce
Commerce Building
Atlanta, GeoJ"gi.a
Dear Curtis :
All of the officials and staff people involv din the Eastern
Regional Con£ r nee of the Urban Coalition her on Decembel' 13
agree that it was the most succ ssfully run conference the Urban
Coalition has conducted to date.
lam sure that th m jor re son for thls is th cooperation and
assist nee we had from th loc l p ople who pitched in to h lp u
get the job don • l would like to p rson ly thank you for your
great help.
Since:rely yours,
D n Sweat
DS:fy
�December 28 , 1967
Mr, Johnny Robinson
Community Development CoordinatorCity of Atl anta
City Hall
Atl anta, Georgia
Dear J ohnnyi
All of the officials and staff people involved in the Eastern
Regional Conference of the Urb n Coalition her on December 13
agree that it w s the most successfully run conference the Urban
Coalition has conducted to date .
I am sure that the major re son for this is th cooperation and
assistance we had from the local people who pitched in to h ~ lp u s
get the job don . I would lik to p rs onally thank you for your
gr at h lp.
Sincer ly your ,.
Dan Sw
DS:fy
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�Decembe r 28, 1967
Mr . Charles Coe
VISTA Volunteer
c Io Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Charlie :
All of the officials and staff people involved in the Eastern
Regional Conference of the Urban Coalition hei:e on De cember 13
gree th t it was the most succ ssfully run conference the Urban
Coalition has conduct d to date .
m sur th t th major re son for thi is th coop ration and
a sistance we had £,:om th - local peopl who pitched in to help us
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get the job done.
th lp.
I would like to p raon lly thank you for youJ"
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Slncer ly yours.
Dan S w
DS;fy
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�December 28 , 1967
Mrs , Barbara Fouch
C ommunity Relations Office
Economic Opportwiity Atl anta, Inc .
101 Ma rietta Street, N . W .
A tlanta , Georgia
Dear Barbarai
All of the officials and staff people involved in the Eastern
Regional Conf rence of the Urban Coalition her - on December 13
agree that it was the mos t successfully run conference the Urban
Coalition has conducted to date .
l m sure that the major re son for this is the cooperation and
ssist nee we had born the local p ople who pitched in to help u
get the job done . I would like to per onally thank you for your
gt t help.
Sincer ly your ,.
Dan Sweat
DS:fy
�December 28, 1967
Mrs . Fred DeLand
Community Council of the
Atlanta Are , Inc.
1000 Glenn Building
120 Marietta Street. N. W .
Atlanta, Georgia. 30303
Dear Jackie1
All of the offici ls and staff people involved in the Eastern
Regional Confer nee 0£ the Urban Coalition h re on December 13
agree th tit w s the most uccessfully i'un conference the Urb n
Coalition h
conducted to date .
l m sure that the m jor reason !or this is the coop ration and
assistance we h d from the loc 1 people who pitched in to help us
get the job don . l would like to personally th nk you !or yout
great help.
Since~ely yours,
D nSw
DS:fy
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�December 28 1 1967
Mr . Clint R odgers , Director
South Fulton Neighborhood Center
2 735 East Point Street
East Point, Georgia
Dear Clint:
All of the officials and staff people involved in the Eastern
Regional Confer nee of the Urban Coalition here on DecembeJ' 13
agree th t it was the most suceessfully run confer nee the Urb n
Coalition has conduct · d to date.
I am sur that th major reason for this is th coop r tlon and
as istance we had from th local peopl who pitched in to help u s
g t th · job done. I would like to personally thank you for your
gre t help.
Sincer ly youi's,
D
DS:fy
n Swe t
�December 28 , 1967
Mr . Cecil Alexande r
Finch, Alexander, Barnes .
R othschild and Pas chal
44 Broad Street
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Cecil:
All of the officials and staff people involved in the East rn
Regional Con! rence of the Urban Co lition her,e on December 13
agree that it was th mo s t successfully J:"un conference the Urban
Coalition h s conduct d to date.
1 m sure th t the major r aeon £or this is the cooper tion and
ssiotance we had from the local p ople who pitched in to h lp us
g t the job don . I would lik to persono.lly thank you foJ: your
g:reat help.
Sincer · 1y yours,
Dan Sw
DS,ty
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�THE URBAN COALITION
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EASTERN REGIONAL ACTION CONFERF~C=
Decembe r 13, 1967
Atl a nta , Georgia
TASK FORCE ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
Co-chairmen
Gerald L. Fhillippe
Chairma n of the Board
Gene~ al Electric Company
New York
David Sullivan
Preside nt
Building S e rvice Employee s
Internationa l Union AFL·CIO
Wa sh i ngton
John Wheeler
President
Mechanics & Farmers
Bank
Durha m, North Ca r o lin~
Ch~irrna n:
John L . De n ma n, Manage r , Dep t . of U1ban Affairs , F~rJ Mot0r c o .
Resc,urce Pe r sons : Willi a m Dovms , Associa t e S erv ices , Inc .; Da.ytnn Harwick ,
Employee and Community ReJ.ations , Genera l F.l e ct.::- ic Co.;
Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick, E:wctitive Dire ctor, Oppo rtuni ti e s Indus tri alization CentP r Institute
WORKSHOP B (Brun s wick Room )
Cha irma n : Haro ld Shepard: W. E . Upj o hn Ir. s ti. tu t e for Empl:::r':r--:-;,~ 11 i.: Research
Resource Persons:
Pa ul R . Tho ms on , Manag e r , ~m~l o yee & Community Re lations,
Ge n era l El ec tric Co.; Sam u e l Dani e ls, Associate Director,
Council for Equa l Busines s Oppor tun ity; Don Gar ~ is , Vi~~
Pres ide nt, . Sea r s Roe buck Fcunda tion
r,;o RKSHO P C (Co lumbus Room )
Chai rman:
Dr. He nry Bre nn e r, Personne l Manager , Xerox Corpora t icn
Res 0 ~rce Pe rsons:
Cec il Al exa nde r, Finch , Al exa nd e r , Bar n es , Roth schild
Pascha l, Architec ts; Berk e l ey G. Burre ll, Pres~den t,
Na t ional Bu s iness Le ague ; Ke n Howard , Ind u stria l Re l a tions, Eastman Kodak Co .
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WORKSHOP D (S e ction A Conve nti o n Hall )
Chairma n:
Rodn ey Au s t i n, Personne l Manager , Reynolds Tobacco Co .
Resourc e Pe r sons :
Dr. Louis Kishkunas , As s i stan t Supe rinte nd e nt, OVT
Edu ca ti on, Pi tt sb urgh; Adolph Holmes, Assist a nt Director .
·Economic Developme nt and Employmen t Nationa l Urban
Leagu e , In c. ; J ames J. Forth, Marage r Employee and
Community Re l ations, Ge n era l El ect ric Co.
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WORKSHOP E (Section B Convention Hall)
Chairman:
William Flynn, Dir e ctor, STEP Progr?rn National Associatiort of
Manufacturers
Resource Persons:
Earl Redwine, Consultant, ESR; Richard Lyle, Assistant
Director, Urba n League, South Re gional Office; John
. Wilson, Presiden t, Horne-Wilson Co.; E. L. Klein,
Manag·s r , RCA
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THE URBAN COALI T ION
EASTERN REGIONAL ACTION CONFERENCE : EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
De c embe r 1 3 , 1 96 7
Atl a nta , Geor gia
TASK FORCE ON PR I VATE EMPLOYMENT
Co-Cha i rme n
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Ge rald L. P~illi ppe
Chairma n of the Boa rd
Ge n e r a l El e ctric Compa n y
New Yor k
Dav i d SulJ.i van
Pr e sl. d e n l
Bu i lding Se r v ic e Emp l oye es
Intern a ti onal Union AFL-CIO
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Pr e siden t
Mech an i cs & Fa rme rs
Ban k
Du rham , North Carolina
WORKSHOP~ (Aug u sta Room )
Cha i rma n : J 011n l... De nm;:ir1, Ma n a g er , De pt . of Urban Aff a irs , Ford Motor en .
Res ourc e Pe r :=;011s : Will iarr, Do'-lm s , Associa t e Serv i ces , Inc . ; Da y t on Hanvi c-k ,
Emp l oyee ar.d Co;nmur. i t y H.e l a t ions , Ge n e r a l El e ctric Co . ;
Dr. Lawren c e D. Re d d i ~k , Exe cu t ive Direc t or , Opp~rtuni t ies I ndustr iali z ati o n Ce nte r I;-ist itute
WOR..l<SHOP B __(_Br un s wi ck Room)_
Cha i r ma n : Harold Shepard : W. E . Upj o hn In s titute for Emp l oyme nt Re s ~~ r ch
Resource Pe rs on s :
Pau l R. Thomson , Manage r , Employee & Commu n i ty Re l ations,
Gene r a l El ec t ric Co. ; Sam ue l Da ni e l s , Associate Di~ e~ t o r,
Cou~ci l fo r Eq u a l Busjnoss Oppor t u n i ty; Don Ga r~ is , Vi c e
Pres id 143.215.248.55 , Sears Roe buc~ Fo unda ti o n
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(Co}.u..'Ubu s Roo rn )
Cha irma n: Dr. He r.. ry Brern e::::- , Pe r s onne l Mana g e r , Xe r ox Corporatio n
Res ource Pers on s : Cec il A l e1:3. nde r , F inch , Al exa nd e r , Ba rnes , Ro thschil d &
Pasch a l , Arch ite c t s ; Berk e l e y G. Bu rre l l, Pr es i de nt,
Na ti onal Bu s in ess Le agu e ; Ke n Howard , I n d u s t r i a l Re l at ions, Ea s tma n Kodak Co.
WORKSHOP D (S e c ti on A Co n v e ntion Ha ll)
Chairman: Rodn ey Au stin , Pe rso nn e l Ma n age r , Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Resourc e Pe r sons : Dr. Loui s Kis h k u nas , Assistant Supe rintendent, OVT
Ed u ca t ion, Pittsburgh; Adolph Holmes, Ass istan t Di rect o r .
·Economic Deve lopme nt and Employme nt National Urban
League , Inc. ; J ames J. Forth, Ma 1~g e- Employe e a n d
Communit y Re_l a ti o ns, Ge n e r a l El ec tric Co.
�December 28, 1967
Miss Rose Marie Stewart
Community Relations Office
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc .
101 Marietta Street, N . W .
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Miss Stewa:rt1
All of the officials and staff people involved in the Eastern
Regional Conferenc: of the Urb n Coalition here on Decernb 1' 13
gree that it w s th most successfully run eonfe:rence the Urb n
Coalition h s conducted to date .
m sure th t th major reason fot this is the cooperation nd
seist nee we had from the local people who pitched in to h lp us
get th job don . t would like to person lly thank you fo'f your
I
great help.
Sine . r ly your ,
Dan Sw
DS.£y
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�De c embel' 28 , 196 7
Miss Ruth Berg
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
1300 Commerce Building
Atlanta , Georgia
Deal' Ruth:
All of the offic1 la and staff people involved in the E stern
Regional Confet- · nc - of the Urban C oalition hei-e on December 13
agree that it was the most successfully run confe,.-ence the Urb n
Coalition has conduct d to date .
1 am sure that the m · jor t aeon for this is th cooperation and
sist nee we had from the loc 1 peopl who pitch d in to help us
get tne job done . 1 would Uk - to person lly thank you fo., your
great h Ip.
Sine rely your ,
D n Sw at
DS:fy
�December 28 , 196 7
Miss Ginny A berg
Commwiity Council of the
Atlanta Area., Inc .
1000 Glenn Building
120 Marietta Street, N . W.
Atlanta; Georgia 30303
Dear Ginny:
All of the offici ls and staff peopl involved in th Ea tern
Regional Conference of the Urban Coalition here on December 13
agree th · t it was the most successfully run conference the Urb n
Coalition has conducted to d te.
I am sur th t th major reason £or this is the cooperath>n nd
assi tance w h d f:rom the local peopl who pitched in to help us
get the job don • l would like to person Uy thank you for your
great h lp.
Sincer ly yours,
Dan Sw
DS:fy
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�LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
OF GEORGIA
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30305
Telephone 237-2559
3121 Maple Drive, N.E.
Suite 2
Affiliated with the
league of Women Voters of the United States
December 15, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
204 City Hal 1
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
Thank you for co-sponsoring the Eastern Regional Action
Conference: Expanding Employment Opportunities. I appreciated
the invitation to attend and found it very worthwhile. I hope
you will follow this conference up by activity on the local
level.
Please let us know if we can be of help in this endeavor.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Merlyn E. Richardson
President
ELR:FS
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THE URBAN COAL ITION
EASTE~~ REGIONAL ACTION CONFEl<.ENCE: LXPAND ING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
December 13, 1967
Atlanta, Ge orgia
TASK FORCE ON PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT
Co-Chairme n
Gerald L. Phillippe
Chairman of the Board
General Electric Company
New York
David Sullivan
President
Building Service Employees
International Union AFL-CIO
Washington
John Wheeler
President
Mechanics & Farmers
Bank
DuLham, North Carolina
WORKSHOP A (Augusta Room)
Chairman: John L. De nman, Manage r, Dept . cf Urban Affairs , Ford Motor Co.
Resource Persons : William Dovms , Assoc i a t e Services , Inc.; Dayton Ha:!'.Wick ,
EmplC'yee and CO!nm11ni t y Rela b on s , Ge n e r a l El ~c tr ic Co.;
Dr. Lawr ence D. Re:'l.dick , Exe cutive Director, Opportunitie s Industria l ization Cente r Institute
WORKSHOP B (Bruns wi ck Room )
Chairman : Harold She pard: W. E. U~john In s titute for Employment Research
Resource Persons: Pa ul R. Thomson, Man~ge r, Emp loyee & Community Relations ,
Gene ral El ec tric Co.; Samu e l Danie ls, Associate Director,
Council f or Equ a l Busi n ess 09portu nity; Don Gar~is, Vi c e
Pre s ide nt, S e a r s Roebuck Fo un da~i on
WORKSHOP C (Columb us Room )
Chairman: Dr. He nry Bre nn e r, Personne l Mana g e r , Xe r ox Corporation
Re source Pe rson s : Ce cil Al exa nder , Finch , Al exa nder , Barnes, Rothschild
Pasch a l, Architer ts ; Be rke l e y G. G~rre ll, Preside nt,
Nat ional Busi n ess Lt=~a s u e ; Ke n Howard , Indu str i a l Re l a tions, Eas tma n Kodak Co .
&
WORKSHOP D (S e ction A Conve nti on Hall )
Chairman: Rodn ey Au s tin, Pe rsonne l Ma na g er , Reyn o lds Tobacco Co.
Reso urc e Pers on s : Dr. Loui s Ki s hku na s , Ass i stan t Supe rinte nde nt, OVT
Education, Pittsburgh; Adol ph Ho l mes, Assistant Director,
· Economic Deve l opme nt and Employmen t National Urban
League , Inc.; J ames J. Forth, Ma~age ~ Employee a nd
Community Re l ations , Gene r a l El ect ri c Co.
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WORKSHOP E (Section B Convention Ha ll)
Chairman:
William Flynn, Director, STEP Program National Association of
Manufacturers
Resource Persons: Earl Redwine, Consultan t, ESR; Richard Lyle, Assis~nt
Director, Urban League, South Re gional Office; John
Wilson, President, Hor~e-Wilsor. Co.; E. L. Klein,
Manager, RCA
�December 28 , 1967
Mr . Donal d H . Gareis
V ic e President - Southern Area
The Sears.R oebuck Foundation
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue , N. E .
Atlanta,. Georgia
Dear Don:
All of the officials and staff peopl e involv d in the Eastern
Regional C onfer nc of the Urban C o Ution here on December 13
agree that it w s the most successfully run conference the Urban
Coalition has donduct d to date .
1 m sure th t th major r son for this is the cooper tion and
ssist nc we had from th loc l peopl who pitched in to h lp u
get the job don • I would lik to person lly thank you for youl'
g:r · t help.
Sincerely yout ,
D nSw
DS:fy
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WORKSHCt' E (Section B Convention Hall)
Chairman:
William Flynn, Director, STEP Program National Associatiort of
Manufacturers
Resource Persons: Earl Redwine, Consultant, ESR; Richard Lyle, Assistant
Director, Urban League, South Regional Office; John
Wilson, President, Horne-Wilson Co.; E. L. Klein,
Manager, RCA

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