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The Riot In Atlanta
a
ee
1966 with 114 to
last
stars
Mars
are
and
tar is Saturn.
s Sen. Robert
on this day in
histor y:
first permanent
hat ls now the
ted States was
Augustine, Fla.
Crimean War
5,000 persons
a tornn do and

er
The ordinary trouble-makers and the professional agitators stirred up the riot in Atlanta this week. May~r
Ivan Allen, Jr., and the city's Police Department kept at
from spread ing and becoming even worse than it was.
Several things stand out:
- One was the courage of Mayor Allen. He calmly
insisted upon law and order. He acted at the actual scene
of crisis, not from the remoteness of an office at City
H all. His cool head and great determination were examples for all to follow. The incident could easily have
spread b eyond control had it not b een for Mayor Allen.
The Griffin Daily News admires his calmness under fire,
his physical as well as moral courage.
-Another was the restraint of the policemen. T aunted
and insulted, they -,resi..'lted the normal impluse to strike
out violently, which would have been exactly what the
agitators wanted them to do.
-A third is that known hate peddlers cold-bloodedly
whipped up the d emomtration in a professionally trained
m anner. They rod e up · and down the streets and used
loudspeakers to encQurage individuals to gather into
what became a m ob. Some method must b e foUJtd to prevent the abuse of civil rights by such exhorters as these
who prey upon suspicions and emotions. They exploit
what they call their " black brothers." They are guilty of
Soci:
inciting to riot and should be punished for that crime.
-Also, all people must respect law and order. This Is there.
begins with the individual citizen and the individual police- whtre it s
man. T he policeman, for example, has no right to insult for a Chris
lieve tha t
a citizen when he issues a traffic ticket. Nor has the citizen a ll right.
the right to insult the officer as one did and got away with
it in Atlanta some few days ago. Take it from there and The Bible I
extend it from the traffic ticket to the felonious crimes. that harms
If policemen are to enforce the law as it is their obliga- it, or your ,
tion to do, the ordinary law-abiding citizens must accord wrong. It aJ
them the tools with which to work. After all, a police thing that c
officer represents all the great body of law-abiding people to your Chri
who make up a peaceful and orderly society. If an officer your infiue
of the law abuses his position-which is rare indeed, right. Most
m ention\
these days-recourse may be had in an orderly manner not
as the use c
but not bv lawless riots.
evaluated b~
-Finally, we have a severe problem which must be The troub
solved. Numerous long range proposals have been made, iliat we thii
and a good many put in practice. Short term, we have a
crisis which now amounts to riot, rebel1ion, insurrection
and in some instances open revolution against duly con• of wh::it \Ve
tituted governmental authority. America can not tolerate our Christia
I remem
this. Mayor Allen and his administration handled the situation there quite well. Other mayors and officials have who told a
hoy. It has al
done less well in other cities of the nation. America can- problem
you
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WAYCROSS JOURNAL-HERALD
It is not the most popular thing to say in some quarters
CITY, N.J . - but the hard truth is that local governments in Georgia
ks Jr., executive and elsewhere must consolidate and modernize or see
e Miss America their strength and influence further diminished.
, Calif. -Sheriff
rry, describing a
disturbance to
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and
President
ing to a request
mocratic leaders
.S. troops in
carelessly
oven instrument
the 600 million
Atlantic. world."
Paradoxically it is often those ·who profess to be supporters of local government who are contributing the
most to its decline.
A recent ~port by an independent committee listed
80,000 local governme.n ts in the United States. This number, the experts say, should be reduced, perhaps as much
as 80 per cent.
The truth of the matter is that power has gravitated to
federal and state governments because local governments
simply could not or have not coped with the problems
of a modem society.
One reason for the failure of local governments is
simply that they are too small, too poor and, , in some
cases, too inefficient to get the job done.
In theory lhe best government is that which is closest
to the people. But this concept breaks down when local
governmental units fail to function properly.
It has become increasingly clear in recent years that
many local government se.r vices should be merged in the
interest both of economy and efficiency and that, in some·
cases, consolidation of governments is called for.
This view, of course, meets with stout resistance from
some local officials. But streamlining is inevitable if local
governments are to survive.
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Frid ay, September 9, 1966
Th·e Atlanta Riot
Georgians respect and ;:idmire
the cooi courage of Atlanta Mayor
Ivan Allen, who walked fearlessly
into the midst 'of a rioting Negro
mob in an effort to bring orrler out
of chaos .
Even the wildest of the SNICK
crowd, even the most bloodthirsty,
recognized the bravery of Mayor
Allen. And even the most irresponsible of white extremists, who
would condemn all Negroes for the
Atlanta riot, must have admiration
for the mayor.
It is not difficult to figure out
what happened. SNICK had been
losing prestige and contributions
had fallen off dram aticallv. It is
said tha t suddenly the civil rights
organization found itself in the
money again . Bt t it was t.ainted
money : possibly from Havana or
Mosco w or P eking.
In any event, key SNICK people
were in Atlanta, spoiling for an excuse to blow the town apart.
Demonstrations before an Army induction center failed to capture the
imagination of the young Negroes
needed to demonstrate . Then a
white policeman shot a known Negro criminal seeking to P.scape.
Qu icker than you could say, " Black
power," SN ICK went into acti on.
A mindless mob gathered and ,
like sheep, followed the admonitions of SNICK professionals . P eople and ca rs were stoned. A great
deal of damage was done. Mayor
Allen climbed to the top of a car
to ask for peace, and was shaken
off. P olice had to use tear gas and
fire into the air to regain control.
Just as it is not hard to understand what happened , so it. is not
difficult to predict what will happen in the future . The re wi ll be
other incidents used as exc uses for
riots and d e s t r u c t i v e demonstrations.
These must be put down and
order restored as quickly as possible. But responsible Negro citizens
must help in this , and white people
must understand that this help is
badly needed .
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�The Prayer For Today
From The Upper Room
Bring hither the fatted calf, and kill It; and let us eat, a nd
be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was
lost, and is found. (Luke 16:23-24)
Prayer: Our Father, in humblessness we come confessing
our sins and looking to Thee for forgiveness. Restore in us the
joy of Thy salvation, and help us that we IDIIJ' no more cut ourselves off from Thee. Grant our petitions, we beseech Thee;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Trouble In Atlanta
(Fra>m The Greensboro Watchman)
We are sad over the racial outbreak in Atlanta, but we are
hiding our feelings very nicely, thank you. We are sad becau se
a riot such as this should never happen south of Ma son and
D ixon's Llne. It was a vicious attack on the entire white . community when the mayor, pleading for peace, was dragged fr om
tj:le top of an automobile with shouts of " Down with the whit e
bastard." It is to be remembered that this same mayor of Atlan ta
is generally recognized as a moderate if not an integrationist ,
and he is the man who is 51.lpposed to be telling the rest of us
bow to behave.
In spitt? of our _laments, we are thus happy to add that if it bad
to happen in the South, we are glad that it happened in Atla1!1ta .
Atlanta has been breaking itself at the seams of late, a s the
tntegrationist capital of the South, boasting about how it could
handle its racial problems when no one else could do it. Those
who had any doubts about this Atlanta buncombe had only to
peel back a thin veneer of advertising, and where the whltes
have refused to do this, the Negroes by their latest riot have
done it for them. "Black power" is just as destructive in Atlanta
as it ls in St. Augustine or Birmingham.
If the liberal Atlanta press would just concern itself with the
truth, it would reveal that what now happens in Atlanta is quite
as bad, and perhaps a bit more vicious, than what happened in
Selma last year. The chief difference is that in Atlanta, a lot of
local police and local people got involved in the picture, while
1n Selma, the local whites stayed wonderrul.ly out of the troubles,
and let the state handle the job. The limited use of tear gas
on a public highway which the Negro demonstrators refused
to leave was the worst thing that happened in Selma during
that riot. On the other hand, in Atlanta the local police routed
the Negroes in a militant assault, led by their own mayor, by
invading their private homes with tear gas and other weapons.
We point to Atlanta now as living truth that the liberals and
the militants of the North have only the vaguest idea of the truth.
They look upon the people of the South and especially those
or. Alabama, as some strange creatures who do not know how to
behave. They refuse to accept the one irrevocable fact, and that
1s that the current disruption between the races is not confined
to geography, and that when the same challenges are tossed in
New England, the reactions are identical with those when these
challenges are tossed in Alabama. The principal difference is
that down here we have lived with the crisis for generations,
end we know the truth where the North binds itself to it. We
know from experience; the North suffers from its total ignorance,
end Atlanta is merely a part of the North at the moment.
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For The Trustful
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THOMAS MASTERSON • 873 NORTH SUPERIOR AVENUE • DECATUR, GEORGIA 30033
September 17, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr .
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr . Allen:
Thi s letter is to record my a dmiration
of your magnificent beha vior during the
recent racial disturb a nce s in Atlanta. I
felt a deep sense of a dmiration for your
courage and your wisdom in you r han dling of
the ma tter. No ma yor in Ameri c a has come
clo s e to y our recor d .
We are f a cing de e p troubl e as the r a c ial
tr oub les eas ily r eme di a b le a r e d ealt wi :th,
while we are l ef t with much mor e s e ri ous
pr ob lems -- pr obl ems t h a t wil l t ake y ear s
and d ecad es t o work ou t . It will cal l for
courage and wis d omt o b e a muni c ipal
leader in the c oming ye a r s , and I f e el
f ortunate that y ou hav e g i ven othe r ma y ors
a model on whi c h to mol d the i r own behavior.
Good luck and best wishes, Mr. Allen.
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The Riot In Atlanta

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n ernally
The ordinary trouble-makers and the professional agitators stirred up the riot in Atlanta this week. May~r
Ivan Allen, Jr., and the city's Police Department ~ept It
from spreading and becoming even worse than it was.
Several thii\gs stand out:
-One was the courage of Mayor Allen. He calmly
insisted upon law and order. He acted at the 3:ctual sce~e
of crisis not from the remoteness of an office at City
Hall. His cool head and great determination were examples for all to follow. The incident could easily have
spread beyond control had it not been for Mayor All~n.
The Griffin Daily News admires his calmness under fire,
his physical as well as moral courage.
·
-Another was the restraint of the policemen. Taunted
and insulted, they resisted the normal impluse to strike
out violently, which would have been exactly what the
agitators wanted them to do.
-A third is that known hate peddlers cold-bloodedly
whipped up the demonstration in a professionally trained
manner. They rode up and down the streets and used
loudspeakers to encQurage individuals to gather into
what became a mob. Some method must be found -to prevent the abuse of civil rights by such exhorters as these
who prey upon suspicions and emotions. They exploit
what they call their "black brothers." They are guilty of
Soc
ins:iting to riot and should be punished for that crime.
-Also, all people must respect law and order. This Is there
begins with the individual citizen and the individual police- where it I
man. The policeman, for example, has no right to insult for a Cbr:
lieve tha.1
a citizen when he issues a traffic ticket. Nor has the citizen all right,
P ress International the right to insult the officer as one d id and got away with
Thursday, Sept. 8, it in Atlanta some few days ago. Take it from there and The Bible
extend it from the traffic ticket to the felonious crimes. that harm:
of 1966 with 114 to
If policemen are to enforce the law as it is their obliga- it, or yOUI
tion to do, the ordinary law-abiding citizens must accord wrong. It:
is between its last
them the tools with which to work. After all, a police thlng t hat
new phase.
officer represents all the great body of law-abiding people to your Ch
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make up a peaceful and orderly society. If an officer your inHt
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of the law abuses his position-which is rare indeed, right. Mos
these days-recourse may be had in an orderly manner not mentio1
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as the use
but
not bv lawless riots.
ates Sen. Robert
evaluated t
- Fin ally, we have a severe problem which must be The troul
rn on thls day in
solved. Numerous long range proposals have been made, t hat we th
y 1n history:
and a good many put in practice. Short term, we have a we can get
first permanent crisis which now amounts to riot, r ebellion, insurrection
a Christian,
f what is now the and in some instances open revolution against duly conof what Wt
nited States was stituted governmental authority. America can not tolerate our Chrlstl1
t. Augustine, Fla.
this. Mayor Allen and his administration handled the gite Crimean War
uation there quite well. O ther mayors and officials have
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EDITORIALS: Allen Showed Deep And Abiding Sens·e Of Responsibility
Cobb Countians who have held a dim regard
for Atl anta 's Mayor Ivan All en for several
reasons, including a possible land gr ab acr oss
the river into Cobb , did some s econd-gu essing
la s t week and mus t have c ome t o the conclusi on that ' 'Ivan ain 't that T errible."
The forthr ight, s c rappy, Atlanta - building


vlayor Allen proved his mettle twice in a row


a gains t for midable foes and earned nationwide
r ec og niti on of his civic and p oliti cal c ou rage.
Ivan Allen demons t ra ted a deep and abiding
sense of resp ons ibility th at r eflected the herira ge from fva n Allen, Sr., a Whitfield County
l ad who cam e t o Atlanta around the turn of the
c entu ry a nd buil t one of the city's leading bus ines ses, became a civic and political leader ,
and now has retir ed t o an honored and respected senior citi zenship.
T here were two phases of this Horatius at
the Bridge " stand by Ivan Allen, ·Jr. The first
cam e when the mayor met head-on the angry
challeng e of a firefighters ' union assdciated
with the dreaded Ji mmy Hoffa of the Teams ters, a11 outfit that plays rough.
Allen and his City of Atlanta associates
banned from the Fire Department those who
would not work unless gr anted an immediate
pay raise which Al len was unable to give
legally, a nd the city began rec ruiting new
personnel t o fill the gap.
Then, s talking impassively into the m idst
of an excited cr owd of Negroes incited by
Snick ag ents, Ivan Allen proved that bravery
-
and dauntless courage form the most effective
shield against danger. Into the teeth of the
mob, the Mayor threw back the challenge to
civic responsibility that must be met if firstclass citizenship is to be claimed. And he
won. The promoters of the riot, leaders of
Snick (SNCC), face serious charges and their
organization has been abandoned and repudiated by calmer members of the Negro community.
Only one more big fight needs to be won by
Mayor Allen for a clean s weep of the c ivic
honors , a nd in this one he iS somewhat stymied by two obstinate forces--the contractors
on one hand and the carpenters' union on the
other hand. He has no effective control over
either side--onlY peaceful persuasion and
sound argument.
For nearly four months Atlanta building has
been halted by the stubborn dispute, and such
projects as the new auditorium a re peopled only
by lone and tired pickets. Meanwhile, the economic-financial tight-m oney crisis has cut ciff
the arteries feeding new money into the building field, and carpenters who eventually may
go tb work under a new agr eement possibly can
find that there will be no work after the current
projects are finished, simply because inflation
and tight-money have combined to cut off many
new jobs.
When and if the mayor wins this one by causing work to be resumed, he indeed will have ·
rivaled the feat of mighty Bobby Jones in eff~ting a grand s lam."
P. S. - - HOLD T HE PR ESSES! T here was a
slight backs et over the week-end, to the Ivan
Allen triumph in the racial unrest, when Negro rioting flared up in the Georgia Baptist
Hospital area on B oulevard.
This mob scene occurred in the heart of
_the Great Atlanta F ire dis aster section of
five decades ag o, .an ar ea r a zed by fl ames.
'.fhe area was rebuilt into an apartment-dominated residential r egion that in time passed
through the usual phases of decline and decadence, until it became filled to overflowing
with the colored popula tioo pushed by Urban
Renewal and other factors, and now it rates
as a new ghetto br slum area.
Whether the· Allen-brought peace will endure
remains to be determined, as calls go up for
fresh demonstrat ions.
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DANIELL
123 McDonald Street
Mori e tta, Georgia 30060
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2600 Pea c htree Road
Atlanta , Georgia
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~aybe you can use this e x tra copy of
Bi~l Kinney's editorial in his Smyrna
Her a ld.
Se pt. 16,
�l(. atzenbach Skirts Demand
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To Prose.cute Carmichael
-
By ROBERT S. AL~EN
and PAUL SCOTI
WASHINGTON - Attorney
General Katzenbach has a
"Black Panther" by the tail and·
doesn't know whether to try to
bell it or let go.
The militant "cat" is Stokley
Carmichael, 25-year-old organiz..
er of the Black
Panther Negro
.
Party and the
head of the Stu- . l ~ . -~
dent Nonviolent
,
ilti f, ,
C o o r dinating . ( " \ ,p;.. .
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(SNCC).
A group of , ..
Ohio legislators
led by Representatives Robert Sweeney, D,
.
and
W a y n e ..,., ~
Hays, D, both . ~ 1, .,,
strong civil right '~
,
advocates, have ·
bluntly notified
ALLE!I
Katzenbach to
., 5coTT
either end his vacillating on Carmichael or they will go directly
to President Johnson and demand forceful action.
For more than a month the
lawma er• havf' 00111harded the
attorner~~netal With JeLLer.,, i 1:Jephon1calls and telegrams urging r 'osecution of Carmichael
for .elling Cleveland egroes to
delY the Selective Service law
and not register for the draft.
the orders of the Selective Service System.
"Accordingly, we are request-'
ing that the Department of Justice forthwith commence proceedi ngs of a criminal nature,
applying the penal provisions of
the draft law against Carmichael.
"As members of Congress, we
have sensed that action of a
criminal nature would have
been initiated long ago wer-e 1r
not for the fact that this individua l has been parading about the
land masquerading as a supposed civil rights leader. We are
of the opinion that if left unchecked by the government,
such dangerous Americans as
Carmichael could and will pro-
But Katzenbach has done
nothing.
All Sweeney and Hays have
gotten from him Is a polite
brush-off over the phone and
form letters signed by aides that
Katzenbach had their correspon·
dence.
Stil unanswered is a letter citing Carmichael's inflammable
anti-draft statements and urging
his prosecution as a deliberate
law violator.
_.,<u1......,m,,,....,<-.4,.~v0...,.our at ention to the fact that Stokley
Carmichael made an appearance in Cleveland recently in an
effort to sitr up sentiment
against the war in Viet , am,"
the legislators wrote. '·As part
of his presentation, Carmichael
counseled his audience, in exce s of 500, that they should
2bsolutely ref us c to comply with the provi ions of the
Univer al Military Training and
Service Act."


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CITI "G THE LAW - Flatly
branding Carmichael as ··a dangerous American who appears
on the scene "ith the obvious
.,_ra;,.,,_.,os"'
...~e of forn nting riot in our
CJ ·es, the
I ans continued :
•·we are advi. ed that the penal provision· of the Universal
M'lltar) Training and , ervice
Act . . . d , appl\ again. t such
prr ons as Carmichael who
would unde take to not only rid1
c I the ml I ar •. hu to coun. el
otncrs to avoid ·compliance v.i I
mote riots of sizable dimension
in our cities and succeed in the
develop~ent of a pattern of anarchy m many parts of the
land."
Should Katzenbach continue to
ignore their insistence that Carmichael be prosecuted, the leg.
islators will seek a congressional probe.
"The Carmichael case involves much more than just one
})erson a vocating defiance o
the draft Jaw," says Representative Sweeney. "The question is
whether the attorney general is
practicing a double standard of
justice; one for civil rights violators and another for civil
rights leaders who violate the
law."
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I ADMIRE YOUR COURAGE AND WISDOM ALL GEORGIANS CAN POINT TO
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11-lE HON IVAN ALLEN JR, MAYOR OF ATLANTA
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DEAR SIR DETERMINED EFfORT TO MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER IN OUR
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WASHINGTON, D. C., SEPTEMBER 11, 1966
Dead End Awaits the Black Power Road
EDITORIAL
The arrest of Stokely Carmichael
and two o,f his SNCC lieutenants on
charges of inciting last week's riot in
Aitlanta may ma;rk a turning point in
what .appears to be a struggle for supremacy between the moderate and the
extremist elements in the civil rights
movement.
The importance of the decision by
Altlanta's Mayor Allen, who has taken a
strong lead in behalf of Negro rights,
lies in one simple fact. Public officials,
assuming thait the requisite proof is in
hand, must be willing to prosecute a
Carmichael or anyone else where a serious offense is involved. If for a political
reason or some other reason they will
not take firm action against a leader,
how can they expect those in .the lower
echelons to respecit and obey the law?
And, of at least equal importance, why
should anyone suppose that the moderate civil rights leaders will speak out
and act against violence if the civil authorities are unwilling to do so?
This is a testing year, a year in
which events may determine whether
good sense oc "black power" in its exitreme manifesta.tions will carry the day.
It will be tragic if, because of weak
knees in cdlty hall, it should be made to
appear that the rock-thrower and the
Molotov cocktail are the wave of the
future.
There is risk of oversimplification in
discussing the moderate as opposed to
the extremist wings. There ts good rearon to believe that a very large majoriity of Negroes do not support and are
even opposed to the extremist tactics.
This does not necessarily mean, however, that all moderates will condemn
the extremists out of hand. Some of
them may even derive a certadn vicarious saJtisfaction from the excesses of a
Carmichael m- an Adam Clayton Powell,
even though they know in their hearts
tha t an appeal to black power, for exa mple, can eventually lead only to a
dead-end street as far as any perma-
gation o,f last month's trouble in the
Anacostia area is a case in poinit.
That affair, involving a clash between Negroes and police, has been
under study by a group of prominent
citizens appointed by Commissioner
Tobriner. Its co-chairman is Sterling
Tucker, a respected Negro leader.
The study group has reached no
conclus ions. In fact, it is just beginning
the job of drafting its report. Yet Adam
Clayton Powell, whose position in Congress entitles one to expect something
better from him, has charged into print
with the accusation that the investigation is a "whitewash" and that the committee has too many "mild-mannered
Negroes." Following this lead, Julius
Hobson, who heads the group known as
ACT, paid his respects to "pasteurized
Negroes" on the committee who, he said,
would sell other Negroes short "for a
few pieces of silver." To the extent that
anyone in Washington takes Powell and
Hobson seriously, this sort of demagogic
prejudgment is as harmful as it is outrageous. And it should not be allowed
to go unchallenged.
Although not aimed specifically at
the Powell-Hobson combination, the
executive board of the District chapter
of the NAACP has just apl)Toved a resolution which is a reflection of responsible thinking by moderate leadership.
The resolution, offered by H. Carl
Moultrie, president of the local branch,
said that the NAACP "must condemn
with equal vigor the gaithering of crowds
to protest the arrest of an individual,
or individuals, as it does any form of
police brutality." If witnesses think the
police are guilty of brutality in making
an arrest, the resolution continued,
there are appropriate avenues, including the NAACP, through which corrective action can be sought. But "violence
on the part of a person, or persons, or
groups of persons, must be unequivocally
condemned." The resolution ended with
an expression of hope that "all other
organizations do the same as we in calling for law and order."
So fair the call from other organizations has been considerably less than
deafening. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, however, has just denounced
"black power" in any contexit of violence. As the struggle within the civil
rights movement shapes up, and if
public alllthortit!es follow Atlanta's example in cracking down on violence
and incitement to violence, the country
should hear before long from other moderate voices.
For if one thing 1s clear, it is thait
future J)Togress in civil rights depends
upon co-operation within the framework
of law by whites and Negroes whose
dedication to equal treatment and equal
opportunity is genuine raither than opportunis-tic. If anyone doubts this, let
him look ait what is happening to the
1966 civil rights bill in the Senate.
There certainly 1s nothing to be
gained in the future by following those
who think or who pretend to think of
progress in t erms of black power, and
who talk nonsense about burning down
the city to get what they want .
An impm-tant thing for everyone to
remember 1s that gains can be lost. And
one way to reverse the national mood
which has produced so many very substantial civil rights gains is to enlist an
army under the racist banner of hotheads who want the Negro to go it alone.
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'Trouble I got, man-what I want is progress!'
nent advancement of civil rights is
concerned.
In this connection, it is interesting
to note the results of a recent survey
conducted by a respected polling agency
in Watts, Harlem, Chicago and Baltimore. The questions were asked by
trained Negro pollsters. And the responses revealed that most Negroes,
even in the ghettos, want pretty much
the same things that most white people
want. They want be r housing. Not
the principal
surprisingly, since they
viotims, they are worried a; ut crime,
and they are more interes
adequate police protection than i talk
about police brutality. They want ~ir
children to have a sound, disciplined e~
ucation. In Harlem only 2 percent of
those interviewed said that school integration was their grearoest problem. The
real educational problem, in the majm-1ty opinion, is the pre&ffllg need for better neighborhood schools.
Again, a cautionary note is in order.
It does not necessarlly follow from the
survey findings that most of the people
in the ghettos are against violence in
pursuit of their reasonable objectives.,
In Watts, :for example, 48.4 percent of
those interviewed think the rioting
there helped their chances foil" equality
in jobs, schools and housing. Only 23.8
percent believe the rioting was harmful
to ruttainment of thlis objective.
The obvious inference from this ts
that the demagogue, the rac1st-1n-reverse, will find his best opportunity in
the ghettos and that thl1s 1s why he
makes his major pitoh there. It should
be borne in mind, however, thait the
ghetto is not synonymous With the Negro
commundity in the U'nited States. Many
Negroes do not live in ghettos. The moderaite Negro leader, however, has a responsibilit y to help allev:Jate the conditions in the ghetto. And he also has a
responsibility to stand up and be counted
in oppositMon to those who seek to exploit the distress 1n .the ghettos for purposes of their own-from motives which
are a,t best dubious and which in the
long run can only retard the drive of
the Negro for his equal and rightful
place in the Ame:i:ican society.
Here in Washington, the investi-
���P. O. Box 2151
Valdosta, Georgia
September 8, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georg ia
My dear Mr. Mayor:
Though I have many times disagreed with some of t he stands
you have ta ken I want to write you and commend you on your
actions during t he recent Vin e Section riot.
If there is one thing I admire in a man it is courage and
you displayed as much of this as any man could ever be called
upon to show.
My deepest congratulations on how yo~ conduct ed yourself during
this messy ,situation.
Very truly you_rs,
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V A LDOSTA, G EO R GIA
Sept. 8, 1966
Hon. IV.AN ALLEN, Mayor,
City of Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Ivan:·
I want to join your host of friends and Ja w-abiding
Georgians in commendi.11g you for your courageous and t:unely
action in handling the uncalled for rioting in Atlanta.•
It is past time t-0 put a stop to such violence, lawlesness a,'1d demonstrations in th,k- oountry and I think you
have set a fine example that shou.1D be emulated by other
Mayors and state officials - and the federal government too.
, More power to you.
Regards.
Sincerely,
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Sept ember 8 , 1966
Honorabl e Ivan All en , Mayor
Cit y of At l anta
At l anta, Georgi a
Dear Ivan :
I t has be en my priv ile ge to watch the progress
At l ant a has made in i ts r ace re l a t ionship dur ing y our t enur e of off i c e . We can point wi th
pr ide t o our s ucce ss i n Col umbus a l s o , but,
Atlant a, be ing such a l ar ge cit y , woul d nat ura l l y be mor e i n t h e nationa l s cene than
Col umbus and i t ha s c er t ai nl y been not i ce a bl e
over the country that At lanta has had pr ogre ss
on s u cn a n amic ab le basis.
It is not my persona l opinion that the Negro
c i tizens in Atlanta a re to b l ame for th i s
outburst . The source of the troub l e i s f a r
more basic . It is certainly the fau l t of the
powers who countena nce such demonstration s
and ac t ua l ly encourage them .
We wish you every success in your progressive
program .
With best regards .
Sincere l y yours,
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President
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September 8, 1966
VICE- PRES. S. SECRETARY
CHARLES H . CLOTFELTER
JACK H . BUSBIN
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, ,Georgia
Dear Ivan:
All Georgia is proud of you.
I understand that John Davis, Congressman of the Seventh
District, in a talk a day or so ago, spoke of Stokely
Carmichael as the most dangerous man in the country, and
I rather agree with him.
Yours sincerely,
Wilson M. Hardy
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September 8 , 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear I v a n :-I know how you feel.
You have my
deepe st sympathy.
Sincerely,
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Mayor
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September 8, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
When you were active in Scouting I had a great admiration for
you. I thought you gave us wonderful leadership and I was real proud
to have the opportunity of working with you. Never was I as proud of
you as I was after noting how you handled the disorder which erupted
in Atlanta on Monday of this week. You have given Atlanta wonderful
leadership and I think your courageous handling of the racial disturbance will do a great deal to prevent others from occarring.
I think there -are very few who -want to see the colored race mistreated. On the other hand, we do not feel that they should be permitted to completely take over and have no regard for law and order.
In this respect, you handled the situation in a very noble manner.
My
congratulations to you, Mayor Allen!
Sincerely,
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ATHE NS, G E O RGIA
September 9, 1966
Dear Ivan,
I want to take this opportunity of congratulating
you on the stand and the action that you took in last
TuesdayTs trouble in Atlanta. I donTt know that I have
ever seen anyone display such courage and in my humble
opinion, I donTt think that anyone could have handled
the situation any better. I do not believe that there
are many men that would have stood up to the situation
like you did and the people of Atlanta and the State
of Georgia should be most grateful to you.
With personal regards and best wishes.
Julian H. Cox
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City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
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MACON, GEORGIA
September 9, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I feel compelled to write to express my great
admiration for the manner in which you handled your
recent unpleasantness.
I think people all over the State
and nation wil:l always admire you for your wisdom and
moderation and, also, your courage.
I am proud to ca 11 you my friend.
Sincerel~,
B. Sanders Walker
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Chamblee, Georgia
September 8, 1966
Mayor I van Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:May I congratulate you on the magnificent way
you conducted yourself during the disturbance last
Tuesday evening. Your great courage and sound judgement
turned a bad situation into one that brought c reditt to
your city and state.
I am sure that I am joining with all of the
citizens you serve -when I offer you my thanks for a job
well done.
Whoever said that Atlanta has a "weak mayor"
form of government?
Sincerely yours,
Howard M. McMahon
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Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Mayor:
You have earned the gratitude and admiration of people throughout this region and indeed throughout the nation for your handling
of the tense situation on the streets of Atlanta last Tuesday evening.
You have helped to establish an image of Atlanta as a city, not
of prejudice, but of progress. You have worked conscientiously and
effectively for social justice, economic opportunity and fair treatment for all citizens.
When, despite your best efforts, tensions reached a breaking
point, you moved with resolute courage, tempered by reason and
restraint, to protect your city against some of its citizens and, in
fact, to protect these people against some of their own temporary
excesses.
We realize that your magnificent performance on this occasion does
not insure against a recurrence of violence in Atlanta. I am sure , too,
that you can take little pleasure in commendations for your handling of
a situation which you undoubtedly hoped would never occur. Still , we
should be permitted to express our pride i n a cap t ain who ke eps h i s ship
on cour se when the sea is rough as well as when the sailing is smooth .
Best wishes for a successful voyage and safe landing from an old
submariner .
Cord i ally your s ,
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ALBANY, GEORGIA
Se pt em ber 12 , 1966
RALPH LYNWOOD SMITH, MIN I STER
CHURCH OFFICE: 436· 1054
PARSONAGE : 432-2108
Mr . I van All en, J r.
C~ty of Atlant a Court House
68 Mitchell Stre e t,S.E .
Atl anta, Ge or gi a
Dear May or Allen,

My wi fe and I were in your c ampa i gn .. headquarters on the n i ght of
y our first e l ection as ma yor of Atla n t a. We gave y ou our sup port.
You have more t han lived up to the ex pect ations t hat we ha d in y ou
a s a person a nd y our a dmi n i s tra t i on . As you c a n s e e by t he addres s ,
We a re n ow servi ng i n Albany , Ge or g i a o Our heart s r emai n in At l ant a
and we h ope some 'day t o re turn to se rv e a ga i n .
Your r ecent heart ache an d fr ustration over the s udden out burs t of
v i olenc e is als o ours. Yo ur courage to ent e r th e areas of t rou bl e
and a t tempt to minis~er to the peopl e is mos t c ompassi ona t e . We deeply
appreciate your stand for l aw and order an d a t t he same time justice
for white and black . Please kee p your fait h and remember the poem
by Kip l ing "If you c an trust yourself when al l men a bout you doubt
you" ( misquot ed ), "You will be a man my son ." . Mayor Al len you are
indeed a man .
I wish tha t I had an easy answer. I wish 1 that y ou did. You said
that we needed to build better c i ties . I a gree but even more basic
we need to build better people. All of this is an inditement of the
Church and our failure to become what God intended us to become.
Parents, teachers, ever~(!)J]'.'teof us is involved or should be and should
have been.
My prayers are
the friends as
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with you, your family, your administration, and with
well as enemies of your basic principles of g overnment.
and only imperfect as each of us as human beings are
have my respect and support.
lease pardon the appearance of this letter ••• today I am my
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MILLEDGEVILLE . GEORGIA
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Dear Sir:
We 1-.rould not claim to hav a cull l{nowledce
of all the events and cii-·cu· . stances of th past ,,;eek,
but we do fe 1 that vrn have " see::.1. 11 e:.1ouch, on TV, to
J.I1at:s some co '111e11ts, 2nd ive uish t,o cor:-,mend you for the
exc'"'lle::.yi:. ::1a·~2.1er iI1 1·rhic h ro have co:aducted yourself
a:::.1d g iver- 1 ad e r ship in a difficult time .
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us who live L1 Ac·rnrth, Ca:1t.o:a a:1.d Cartersvi_le, and 1·1e are
crat ful for t· .. l cac ership th2:i:. you ar£ r( iViL__ to the
City of Atla:~·~a .
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courasc the ·~ you si1m-red in onterin_-· th~ tro bled ar1;;.as,
and the :9atic~1co 2.na ti1e fair:1c ss c-.Ld uisdo:-a. thflt nu have
displayed.
·we uish to add our tba:1ks and c_:ooa i;,;ishc:s ti1a t
you i--Tell aeserve .
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The Ho·101:abl e I van
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Dear Si r :
The a ttached let·cor: is a note of api)re cia t ion
f rom mysel f and some of t,he members of this Episcopal
conzreGation ~
I t repres'e:.1.ts the sentimsnts of ma:ay :-norc
persons o~ this conere£ation tha:1 who inc luded by name
on thi s l etter .
ope::.1.L1 · of our Sunda y School
a:1.d other ha')yJ dist,r~ctio:as, some uho 11 re :prcse:1t
missed t.he let"i:,er , 2:i. d tl1e op.1ort ·:1ity of sic:.1L1r the
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our inter st , our support a~a of our ap,reciation.
Sincerely,
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Re c tor
Church cf the Ascension
Cartersvi le,
Georgia
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Tucker, Georgi a 30 084
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr .. , Mayor
City of Atlan ta
Atlanta City Hall
Atlanta , Georg ia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I cong r atulate y ou on your spl e ndid e fforts to maintain r a c i al
h a rmony i n t h e City of Atla nt a . Your recent c onfrontation wit h
ri ot i ng Neg r o mobs was mo st admira ble. However , I a m afra id
that y ou do n ot understand Ne gro p sy cholog y .
On numerous occa sion s y ou have made ref erence to the g r a ve i n just ices the Ne gr o ha s s uffered ove r the past 20 0 y e ars - a nd
this I c a nnot a g ree wi t h e nt i r ely . Th e gr e at e st fav or ever done
f or the Negr o wa s to cap ture h i m, t ak e him ou t o f the jungl e
and expo se h i m to civ il izat i on - and i n c ide n t a lly, k eep h i m fr om
eating a ll of h is re l a t i v e s . These s upp o s ed injustices c on f er on
him no r i ght t o mu rde r , r ap e, mu g a nd commi t a rson. I f thi s were
not t rue I would pers onally c a r ry out a vendeta agai nst soc i e ty
be c ause General Stterman's men murdered my gre at-g randfather, his
o ld e ts s on ( 16), burned his home, ki l l ed hi s live-st o ck and l eft
a widow with three little -ch ildren. This i n deed was an inj u sti ce
but it d oes not g i v e t he righ t to g o to Ch icago and t h row b ott l es
a t the p olice f or ce, k ill loca l r es i dent s or set fire t o the
Conrad Hi l t on Hot e l.
While on a c tive duty , during Worl d War II , we had a c onstant
problem with Qu art ermas t er Negr o troops r ioting after consuming
a few bottles of beer . I was assigned the task of breaki n g up
these Saturday ni g ht melees and I accomplished the mission in
just t wo weeks . It was n ot done b y talking n i c ely to thes e me n ,
it was done however with a l anguage that they understand. I urg e
y ou to use a firmer hand in dealing with these situations or face
the alternative of losing c omplete cont rol of the situation.
I am gravely concerned with the state of anarchy that prev ai ls
throughout the nation. Unless our political leaders exercise firm
controls, without regards for the value of the Negro bloc vote at
the polls , the United States is g oing to develop into an armed
camp and we will all lose as the result of what will take place.
Put down revolt among the Negroes as you would if white people
were involved and you will overcome some of the deep-rooted and
seething resentment that now exists.
With best wishes for your continued efforts in dealing with this
g igantic problem, I am
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Rom e, Ga. Phon e: 404-235-1134
or
235-1135
September 9, 1966
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mr. Allen:
I personally would l ike to commend you on a f ine and courageous job on your performance l ast Tuesd ay , during the uncalled
for riot in your city.
Ge6rgi a City.
I am a Negro, and I l ive in a North
I have watched Atlanta gr ow under your l eadersh ip.
Both Negro and Whit e should be proud t o have a l eader like you.
Again I will congr adul ate you.
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My n me is Carmichael, but you can rest assure that Stokley
Carmichael and I, are not from the same stock.
relationship wha.t so ever .
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�EAST POINT PRESB YTERIAN CHURCH
2810 CHURCH STREET
EAST POINT, GEORGI A
ROBERT L. M cB A TH
Min is ter
September 8, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Just a note to express my admiration and gratitude for the way you
handled the explosive situation in our metropolis this week.
Your restraint and fairness; your determination to treat all citizens
a'1ike; and your genuine concern for people caught in the urban problems
of our day are both an example and inspiration to people across our
nation.
May you continue to be an instrument of peace and justice.
Sincerely,
9JQ.J~
Robert L. McBath
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A DOWN-TO-EARTH LOOK
AT~~ GROWING PROBLEM
Following or!!_ excerpts from a letter to " The Beaumont
<Tex.) Enterprise" from Mrs . Irene Palmer of De Quincy,
la ., and pvbfished in The Enterprise" on Aug. 3, J 966 :
These marches, demonsttations, riotings, footings, police
slaying.s and the s.1:1ch makes me literally sick, especially the
'.:r ~~s oqr ·,Covernrnenf officials are trying to ·erorn down
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of these law-breaku1g episodes .
~i!'~ ! ~..JO. ?.'~a!!! h;...1! _wc.:k, ho:-·Gfihip. piiiii nnd :,tif{Jrin~
is. ·1 had polio at ,1g.e :f moa.ths which left m y left leg one
., and,-one!.half 'inc~es shorter. than my right and about one
third the m.e.


My father diea at 6 p . m. Sunday in 1935, was buried


Monday on !JI)' .1oe,·enteenth birthday. My brother died at
5 a. m~ Tuesday and was buried Wednesday. leaving me
with two-·small S-:.sters and my mother to support.
· At 17 I was not a drop-out in school. With no education
-;not enough, anywa}- no experience and with only one
good. leg, 1 quit school and wen~ to work to support a famiTy: l didn't have a teen-a·ge life because my working hours
were always from 10 to 20 hours a day. 1n 1948, I got my
right hand-my working band ; I'm right-handed-in an electric tee shaver and mangled it. It was doubtful whether I'd
ever oo 11-ble to use it again , but after much pain and suffer~ing I learned to use what I had left of a hand. This left me
with one good leg and one good hand, but I didn't give up .
~aoses
"Follow Me Just One Day-"


,J would like for Earl' Warren, President Johnson, H. H.


l{umphre}i, Ma,tin l.,itther King, and all the hell-raising
juveniles to come to my home and follo w me just one day.
. t caJ1 guarantee that they wouldn't have enough pep left to
go on a demonstration, marching or rock-throwing party.
My day begins at 4 a. m. and ends about 8 or 9 p . m .,
when my he.11th permits. I do my own housework, cooking,
washing, ironing_ se"'ing, raising flowers and a garden. In
fact, for the past thre.e. weeks I have been standing in a hot
kitchen, over a hot sto.ve, canning my vcgetahles . Have an
air condiboner? Are you kidding? Neither do I ru n up town
when I get hot and "turn on the water hydrants, nor start
rioting and looting stores. Do you see any chil-rights workers doing this bnd of work, trying to add to · thei r income?
If you do, !.how 1ne.
U. S. "IEWS
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WORlD iE?OR T Avg . 22 . 1966
1 k1,·e two wnn d erf ul l' hilJren who were reared 11w., t nf
their liv~ in hot. crowded apartments. They know "'·hat it
is to do \•.ithout a lot of the better things of life . rf we
could have alforJed just one vacation for them, it would
have been a h1x urv. yet neither are rioters, rock-throwers.
nor lawbreakers.
J would lil,;e· ttl show some of the officials in Washington,
the marchers. rioters, and all those who have their h and
stret.(·;11,;d uut fur i:i :1..t.111.!uul , suint: of the:= iu.1ulliL"a:avpeU ~---o·
pie who are maki-,1g it on their own and not asking ~·Ir. Nobocfy for an~thin~ . .. .
"Excuses for Riots Are Tommyrot"
Sir. t-an our Pre,5ident, Vice President. any civil-rights
worker, agitator, ur wbomever they ma y be, stand · up and
look us handicaps, whose very life itself has been a stiuggle
for most of us, in the eye and try to cram down our throats
an idea as idiotic as hot weather, crowded livi ng qua rters,
low income, hard working conditions and all the other excuses they try to pass on to the people a~ being reasons for
these riots we are having? I for 011e cannot nor will I sw al low such tommyrot.
You mar see us ha ndicaps becom e fuiious when we see a
gang of a ble-bodied . men and women , whether they are
hlack. whi te. puq)le or spotted, running 11p and down our
nation saying I want th.is, gimme that. without lifting ,,
linger to earn it, but you will never see us in a marching
demonstratio n line wanting something for nothing. We're too
proud for that.
I believe a grea t lesson could be learned from the handi caps. First, faith; then courage, patience, love, kindness,
long suffering, pride, competence and alJ the things that
make life worthwhile .
Sir, I didn't intend to wiite a newspaper when I started,
but T ha \·e watched so much of thesf' disgraceful crime
waves. ,, ·bich are so useless, on television, and read so much
about it in the papers, until I just had to say my piece.
So I will close and leave an open invitation for the President, H . H. H ., Martin Luther King and his followers, the
agitators or whoever it ma y be who thinks it takes a crime
wave to make a living in this old world, to come and fo llow
in mv footsteps iust one day and I'll show them what can be
done if anynne ha~ t he get-np about them to try .
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Dora ville, Ga. 3004 0
Sep t ,ember 19, 1966'
Mr. Ivan Allen,
Mayor
City of At ,lanta, Geo)r g,i a
De>ar Mayor Allen,
P1ease allo-w us to and our· co-m11ents to the gtrowing number of
them, that are no doubt coming aeross your desk these weeks after your
reC"ent confrontation with the ~orry issue that has come to pass in the
wonde·rful city of Atlanta.
Ar-though, living in Deiralb County, we are not ac,tual residents or,
the city, what affec·ts Atlanta very mucb affects us in the outer limits.
Having lived over thirty-five years in the city of Pitt.sburgh before
coming to the Atlanta area five years ago, we feel that we can speak
-f'or the situat.ions in the northern· cities with some authority.
Le-t the colored people here know they get a much fairer· shake herein A"tlanta than they would ever get in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicag
or wherever·.
It
is high time that the truth of the si tuat i o,ns be told -
in the news media thr·oughout the <rountry.
We' thank you, Mayor Allen for your courage in going into the
confusion· and bringing about rapid order f'rom the chaos.
Dep artment~ indeed deserves
e; ·
The Police
medal of honor ••• pa rticularly the
colored po·lice 1vho· were very much in evid ence a t
the si tu a t ion.
This situ ati on, covered in depth by the television, r a dio and
the news- magazines- wiTF fie a real eye ope ner ! hr t, os e whose hobl!>y is
t,o gi ve a "b la ck-eye" to the south.
Where were th e Mayors of Chicago,
Dayton, and whe-Tever when eonfusion rei gns?
At their desk with the
phone - far' from the ecene.
In all ~~rresponden c e and phone calls we have had from our families
and friends throughout Penn sylvan ia and Oh•io, the constant. c'Omment was
"Hats off to your Mayor· down there - he s ure d.oesn ' t stand for much
jazz " , does he??
Maybe Atlanta·•·s · fmage ean· be -the Jfegi·n ning.- of a g,o-od show to
br-in~· about. the ending of this trav.·e ling d.isru tion of' all our major
cities in this country.
T'elI us, Mayor Allen, what can Mir. and Mrs.
Average Critizen, ~o to, help you:?
S1.'n eerely,
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�ESTA BLISH E D 1871
Gim.IIIF'I@"JIN!.> GIE<I])Im.<GIIA
Sept o 9,1966
QUI M BY M ELTON, SR.
PUBLISHER
Dear Ivan: This editorial, written by my son , Ouimby Jr. , will
interest you . Know there will be many such editorials praising
you , and there should be.
As you know your f a ther and I
have been friends for
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Jf ... young
many years .. I ' ll never forget his kindness tm me when
helped me get many a story that I
reporter on the Constitutior, he
would otherwise have not "Otten .
And to know you and count you a s a friend has meant
a lot
For the second generation t1elton newsman, to
to me ..
continue the
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friendship, is g:&atifying .
lory in your spunk
a-d'a devotion to
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be l i eve wl~ 'i ake Atl nta and Georgi a a better
live and
place in which to
w~;k.
Sincerely Yours,
Quimby Melton.
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and DALLAS COUNTY
Mr. Khrushchev said "We will bury you." He went on
Do you think the salary of the Sheriff's Office hos overcom-
to soy that he would use our money and our people to do
pensated him for what he has done and been through? I
it. Mr. Johnson qnd King rephrased this statement and said
think we owe him a little more than money could ever do,
"We shall overcome" you. Now who the ' 'we" ore besides
and that is appreciation for a job well done. A lot of us hove
Johnson and King I'm not sure, but I do know that some of
told him so privately, but what I'm talking .about is to do so
the good white and colored people in Selma and Dallas Coun-
- publicly. Let's have a Jim Clark Doy and honor a public:
ty have been flat overcome. How was Mr. Khrushchev going
official for doing what he was elected to do. In fact, he has
about burying us? Well, let's look at what hos happened.
done the most superb job of a ny law enforcement official
Ea rl Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, highest
in this country. With all the effort the Communist Party put
court in the fond I am told, hos done legal work for Mar-
forth to get a lot of people killed, not one person who wai
shal Tito. If th is is true doesn't that make him an employee,
.under the protection of the Dallas County Sheriff's Depart-
a gent or representative of a communist count ry? After look-
ment was killed or badly hurt. Not one building was burned,
ing at the record of the Supreme Court which has ruled
the re was no looting, a nd not one machine gun was turned
nearly 100% in favor of the Communist Pa rty it looks like
on ou r local citizens. Every foll there has a lways been a
he, or someone, is st ill representing them. The Attorney
bunch of flim-flam artists that have come to Selma ond
General and the J ustice Depo rtment has a ided and promoted
some local citizen is flim-fla mmed out of his or her money.
internal strife led by known Communists, and if they didn't
I'm sorry to say that the officials were powerless to stop
know it they were too stupid to have the jobs they hold.
the biggest fl im-flam of all times. The Sheriff's Office is not
Even the President's Office has followed policies that pro-
an individually owned office and it does not belong to Jim
mote the communist cause. To divide the people, demoralize,
Clark, Wi lson Boker or the Justice Deportment. · It belongs
create strife, destroy from within, aid Communist countries
to the people of Selma and Dallas County and the man who
v the oeoole of Set-
�faces . We hear about , t he dangers of being destroyed by
ma and Dallas County, not t he J ust ice Department. If the
the a tomic bomb. I'm not afraid of the atomic bomb, Khrush-
public didn't think that Wi lson Baker was a man that the
chev, or any knowri Communist. The ones I'm afraid of are
J ustice D~partment could work through and run Selma ond
the ones who are supposed to be our fr iends, but are not. This
Dallas County, then all doubt should be removed when they
includes corrupt politicians on national, state and I o ca I
stepped into a local . election and had a bunch of ill ega l
levels tha t would sell the fu ture of little children fo r money,
votes counted, and ·c ertified W ilson Baker as the Democ ratic
power and prestige. Worst of all the complacent individuals
candidate for Sheriff. You know, I'm told that it was illegal
who don't give a hoot what happens, who's in power, what's
votes that put Lyndon 8. Johnson in his fi rst public office.
going to happen to our children, or what the futu ~e holds
Tonight I put the most precious possessions that I own to bed
as long as thei r belly's full. Their defense is that they can't
- a little girl 10, one 7, a boy 5, and o g irl 2-ond the
do anything about it, why should they worry about it. Part
thought struck me that I'm responsible for t heir fut ure. I
of the plan is to destroy the law and respect for it, holler
wondered what I would tell them in the future if they were
police brutal ity, and try to make local officials look like a
to ask me, " Daddy, what did you do when the J ustice De-
bunch of hoodlums. -Such was the case of Selma and Dallas
partment took over Selma a,:id Dallas County?" I promised
County. Every communist front organization in the country
myself one thing, that my answer would not be " Nothing."
sent their t rained agitators, schooled in how to take a crowd
If you haven't been overcome let's have t he Jim Cla rk Day
and t urn it into a mob, create o riot and get someone killed.
honoring Jim and the public officials who have stood up for
The liberal press was only going to print one side of th e
us and the freedom of our country. Let's put this man back
story so a s to c reate hate and divide t his country and make
in the office he is so well qualified fo r, on a wri te-in t icket.
us look li ke a fool all over the world. The local law finds
They say it can't be done, but it's legal. They say people
himse lf in an awkward position. He has to p rotect the ve ry ·
won 't go to the trouble to go to t he polls much less write in
ones who have come to raise hell . H~ has to p rotect th e ones
someone's name .. I don't agree. I've got more faith in the
that are to be used a nd also the local citizenry. You may
people of S.el ma and Da llas County. I believe that we can
hove a husband, brqther o r friend fi hting the communists
do anything- until it's J=>reved to us--that we can't. I know one
in Vietnam and you might feel flustered and bewildered
thing. I'm not going to quit because Jim C lark didn't quit
when you know the countries tha t have rece ived bill ions of
a nd run out when the go ing got tough and I mea n it did get
our tax dollars ore hauling supplies to the enemy to help
rough. And it probably will in the future, and that is when
kill our boys with. I just wonder how J im Clark fe lt when
we will need him a ga in. They said we shall bury you or over-
charged with keeping low and order, the Justice Department
come you, but Jim said "Never". I'm with Jim. We are sup-
tried by injunction to keep him from doing what was neces-
posed to lie down, roll over and play dead, but we are not.
sary to do. He was harassed from the liberal press and con-
Stand up Selma and Dallas County -
demned from all sides. He was called all hours of the night,
haven't been overcome and if we are buried it will ba stand-
threatened, insulted, cursed, and even the tenderest spot of
ing up, not lying down. Let's go to work.
proud and tall. We
all, the life and welfare of his family was threatened. They
spent many months in jcul and under guard 24 houri
0
day.
tp4. l'ol. Adv. b:, BHI im,ta,nd-Browns, Alabama)
BILL ENGLAND
�Silver Creek Presbyterian Church
Box 176
c.
LEE WILSON.
MINISTER
Lindale, Georgia 30147
September 13, 1966
Dear Mr. Allen:
It is with much heartfelt concern that I
read of the turmoil which y ou are g oing through
in Atlanta. We still consider it as one of
our hometowns a nd cherish the friendship of y ou
and y our family along with many others.
I hope and pray our Lord shall bless y ou
with wisdom and patience and for whatever else
y ou may need in y our tackling of the task before
y ou. And, that , y ou may continue to rise to the
trememdous challen g e y ou face with the g reatness
y ou hav e shown and with all the fineness within
y ou.
Pl ea se g ive our r, e gards t o the f amily , and
come to s ee us whenever y ou may be i n the Rome
area.
Wi t h ki nd es t r e g a r d s, I
am,
Si nc ere l y,
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��Stockbridge , ueorgia
Sel-'te .1ber 2u , 1966
Mayor Ivan All en, Jr .
City Hall
Atlunt· , Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I t i s a very f i ne t hing when a lea der talces the stand towards a cause
you re cently t ook and th0ugh we are nut residents of y our fine city , I wanted
to write to tell you how much e ad.mired your courage .
For wany years I have carried on a love affai r with the City of AtJ.antq.
I wur.-;:.ed t here fo r twe.lve y ea.rs and, of c our s e , we are in eas ;y commut i ng distance
now. I t is a l ovely c .1. t y . The stadium is a 1&.ater_iliece and all J f the other
oui.lu:imt;s ti1at have gune up are tu be udrr,ired . LooKing at tbe magazine article
on At.La.m,a r e cently He cOJmnented how verJ oeaur,iful i t is .•• with one exce,. tion .
Just over tne bridge a nd in throwin 5 distance of the Cal-'itol is the slum are· all
around the stadium . Couldn' t t his be zoned commercial and motels, fine of1ice
bul.ldings , etc . go up instead? It i s so convenient to dovmto' n.
Sincerely ,
11
Inter -si:.ed"
�CITY
OF
ATLANTA
Septemb er 14, 1966
!VAN ALLEN,JR .
MAYOR
Mr . John J . Jones
444 Pea chtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta: Georgia 30303
Dear Mr. Jone s :
During these diff icult days, i t is g~atifying to have your message o f confi dence and
encoura~ement.
Wi th appreciation, I a m
S1ncerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
(Note to:
Linda , Betty, Faye, Evy, Bea, Elaine:
With a few exceptions , we are writing replies to
the following categories only:
Favorable - Atlanta
• Favorable - Georgia, outside Atlanta
Address by first name, where message addressed the
Mayor by first name, but check list of addressees to
see if Ann has corrected. Do not make carbons. Return
list of assresses to Linda for file when you have
finished. Many thanks)
�FAVORABLE - OUTSIDE ATLANTA
Mrs. Isabelle H. Mauterer
215 Woodrow Street
Columbia , South Carolina 29205
Mr . James w. Dalton
103 Antigua Drive
Cocoa Beach , Florida
Mr . J. Vincent Cook
Mr. Gary L. Pleger
Mr. P. Mauri ce Boulogne
Cook , Pleger & Boulogne
798 Pr ince Avenue
Prince Lyndon Building
Athen s , Georgi a
Mr . L. G. Evans
2121 Riverland Road
Ft. Lauderdale t Fla. 33312
Mr. H. H. Niebr uegge
1309 Fa r aday Place
De catur , Geer ia 30033
Mrs . Ruth C. Founta in
Rt . 3 Box 463-C
Albany, Georgia
Mr . and Mrs . Wm. R. Wa rwi ck
2356 Old Stone Mounta in Roa d
Chamblee, Ge orgi a
Mr . Quincy B. Powell
347 Peabody Street
Athens , Georgia 3060l
Mrs. Archie T. E. McCormick
330 Pat Mell Road , s.w .
Townhouse B-3
Ma r iett a , Georgia
Mrs. Roland P. Perdue , III
245 Ri ve r side Dri ve
Athens, Geor ia
Mr. J ames M. Smith
2070 Sy lvania Dr i ve
Decat ur , Ge or gia 30033
Mi ss Fredda Lee
413 1 Jan ice Dri ve
East Poi nt , Ge orgia
Mrs. Gus w. Mann
601 Willivee Drive
Decatur, Georgia
Mr. James A. Dunlap ( ;f~~s )
Gainesville , Ge orgia
Mrs. Anne B. Emery
1273 Holiday Boulevard
Forest Park, Georgia 30050
Honorable Jack Hamilton (Jack)
Mayor
City of Decatur
Decatur , Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. Carl v. Chelena , Sr .
418 Kenilworth Circle
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Mr. Charles Elli ott (Charl ie )
40 1 Flat Roc k Trai l
Covingt on, Georgi a 30209
Re v.
M
t.
Robert L. McBath , Minister
East Point Presbyte r i an Church
2810 Chur ch St ree t
East Poi nt , Georgia
Rev. Ral h c. Shea, Sr.
Minis t er
Jones Memorial First Meth odist Church
189 w. Georgia Avenue
Forest Park, Georgia
r. ~ax F. Ward, Pres ident
ar-Jac , Inc.
Air ort Ci rc le
P. o. Box 1923
Gainesville, Geor ia 30501
Mrs. Paul B. De, Jr.
660 Victory Drive
Waynesboro, Georgia
Mr. Lee R. Grogan
President
Georg ' a J a cees
P. o. Box 616
Perry, Georgia 31069
�September 15, 1966
Mr . Lee R . Grogan
President
Georgia Jaycees
P . O . Box 616
Perry,Georgia 31069
Dear Mr. Grogan:
During these difficult days , it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragen1ent.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan All
Mayor
IAJr:lp
, Jr.
�September 15, 1966
Mrs. Paul B . Dye, Jr.
660 Victory Drive
Waynesboro, Georgia
Dear Mrs. Dye :
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen. Jr.,
Mayor
IAJr.:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mr . Max F . Wa rd, Pr esident
Mar-Jae. Incorporated
Airport Circle
P . 0. Box 1923
Gainesville , Georgia 30501
Dear Mr . Ward :
During these difficult days , it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Ji-.
Mayor
lAJi-:lp
�September 15 , 1966
Reverend Ralph C . Shea , Sr .
Jones Memorial First Methodist Church
189 W. Georg ia Avenue
Eorest Park, Georgia
Dear Reverend Shea :
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encourageinent.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen.. J:r.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15 , 1966
Reverend Robert L . McBath
East Point Presbyterian Church
2810 Church Street
East Point, Georgia
Dear Re~erend McBath:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragenient.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
lAJr:lp
�•
September 15, 1966
Mr. Charles Elliott
401 Flat Rock Trail
Covington, Georgia 30209
Dear Charlie:
During these difficult days, it is gratifyigg
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mrs. Archie T . E . M c Cormick
330 Pat Mell Road, S . W.
Townhouse B-3
Marietta. Georgia
Dear Mrs., McCormick:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, Jaam
Sincerely.
Ivan Alle-n, Jr.
Mayor
IAJ'r.: lp
�S eptem ber 15 , 1966
Mr . and Mr s. William R . Warwick
2 356 Old Stone Mountain Road
Chamblee, Georgia
Dear Mr . and Mrs. Warwick:.
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mr . H . H . Niebruegge
1309 Faraday Pla ce
Decatur, Georgia 30033
Dear Harry :
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation,
am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mr. J. Vincent Cook
Mr. Gary L . Pleger
Mr. P. Mau.rice Boulogne
Cook, Pleger & Boulogne
798 Prince A venue
Prince Lyndon Building
A thens, Georgia
Gentlemen:
During these difficult days, it is t:ratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, Iaam
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
M r . & Mrs. Carl V. Chelena, Sr .
418 Kenilworth Circle
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Chelena :
During these flifficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, i am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
M ayor
IAJ r :lp
�September 15, 1966
Honorable Jack Hamilton
Mayor, City of Decatur
Decatur, Georgia
Dear Jack:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, l am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15 , 1966
Mrs . Anne B . Emery
137 3 Holiday Boulevard
Forest Park, Georgia 30050
Dear Mrs . Emery :
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
.IAJr:lp
�September 1 s. 1966
Mr. James A . Dunlap
Gainesville, Georgia
Dear Jim:
During these difficult days. it is gl'atifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I arn
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
lAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mrs . Gus W. Ma nn
601 Willivee Dri ve
Decatur,, Georgia
Dear Mrs. Mann:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your messa ge of confidence and
encouragement .
With a ppreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
M iss Fredda Lee
4131 Janic e Drive
Ea st Point, Georgia
D~r Mis s L ee :
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message oil confidence and
encouragement.
With
ppreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
'
Mr. James M . Smith
2070 Sylvania Drive
Decatur , Georgia 30033
Dear M r. Smith:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
lAJr:lp
�I
September ls. 1966
M rs . Roland P . P e rdue , Ill
215 Riversi de Drive
Athens , Georgia
Dear Mrs. Perdue :
During these diffic ult days , it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely.
Ivan A llen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr :lp
�September 15, 1966
Mr . Quincy B . Powell
347 Peabody Street
Athens, Georgia 30601
Dear Mr. Powell:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidenc and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincer ly,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mrs. Ruth C . Fountain
Route #3, Box 463-C
Albany, Georgia
Deai- Mrs. Fountain:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying
to have your message of confidence and
encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
lAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mr . L . G . Evans
2121 Riverland Road
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Dear Mr. Evans :
During these difficult days, it is gratifying to have
your message of confidence and encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�September 15, 1966
Mr. James W . Dalton
103 Antigua Drive
Cocaa Beach, Florida
Dear Mr. Dalton:
During these difficult days, it is gratifying to have
your message of confidence and encouragement.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:lp
�Septembe r 1 7 , 1906
Br or:1en , Go or gi a.
1 ,o.yor
I vo.n llon
At l anta. , Ge orgi a.
Si r;
As o. c i t i z n of Ge orgi a v, ho l ov e s
t l o.nt o. , pcnni t me t o c ongr o.tulD.te you
up on t ho e x c e l l e nt r1rumc r in vrhi ch you que lle d t ho re c ent r a c i a l d istur bru1cos
i n yo ur c i t y .
Si n ce my vrifo a.nd I -rrnuld like v ery much to cont i nu e comi n g i nto At l o.nta.
on p e ri odic shop p i n g t r i p s , I fe e l
·ou should be mad e avro..re of c e rta i n con-
d i t i ons nm·r p r e v Ql 6nt ·whic h prohi bits our doi n g so .
The small i;roups of Ncsro you ths nho s t o.nd i d l y on str eet c or ner s a nd
shout ob s c eni t i e s at po.s sine; vn i t o motor i st s a.r e de fi n i t e ly not c onducive to
good r e l ationshi p boti:rn cn At l o.nt o. o.nd ne i ghb orin g ci t ics .
Tho strong p os s i b ility of o. bri ck or b ottle b e i ng to s sed int o o. vr i ndshi o ld
ho l d s nbs o lutc l y n o a.t t r o.ct i on f or mo , or uny ot h 0r l o.vr a.b i d i ng citi z en .
Soon e r or l o.tor o.n enraged mot orist -r, i ll los e contr ol of his sen s e s , a.nd
s ome one e lse vril l d i e ; a.n ether riot v.,ri l l e nsue ,
nd mor e ha.trod vrill bui ld .
Friends te l l me that 1~cc;ro youths saun t e r idly a cr os s str e ets i n f r ont
of p a ssing co.rs in mru.1y se cti ons of your c i t y , a nd s eemi ng l y dare drivers to
run t hem d ovrn . 1:hon o. h orn is s ound ed , thos e ~o gre y ouths sc r orun cur se s , o.idcd
by gr ou p s of a du l t s on the s idffiva l k s .
Bei ng a n a.c1mi r e r of y our e xc e llent tenur e of office , I fee l y ou should
lmovr thes e thi ngs o.re happeni ng i n At l ant a , o.nd that mor e ru.1d mor e p eople o. r e
b oc omi n c d i senc hanted -ui th your city be c o.us e of them .
Ve ry t ruly y ours ,
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Br emen , Georgi a
�1
229 Lumpki n Street
Thomson , Ga .
Sept . 15, 1966
Hayor I van Allen
City Hall
Atlanta , Ga.
Dear 'fayor
lien :
This i s j ust t o tell you how much I have admired you sin ce you t ook office
as 1ayor of Atlanta o And never more so than durin your recent handling of
the diffi culties in Atlanta. You were superb , and I was happy that I knew
you , if only by correspondan ce .
· n 1 60- 61,
you wrote me twice, and also
When my second book , '1ALK EGYPT i/ came o
sent me some material , including a book on Indians . I was never so pleased .
And when you later ran and were elected to office, I felt as though I ' d been
honored .
Ay main re gret i.b. that this isn ' t 20 years a~o , and you were just starting
out in office . now much you could have already done for the state . But I ' m
glad you are in office now.
Meanwhile I am J0Ufu\IAL correspondant in
Glascock, Columbia, etc. counties--just
etc, for my next novels--I 'm having one
help you, in any way, wi.hh information,
this particular area , HcDuffie, , arren,
to keep my hand in and get material,
out in February---and if I can ever
etc. , please do let me know.
srrly, ('.
'Vinnie
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�Sep t ember 11, 1966
Mayor Ivan Al l en
City Hal l
Atlant a , Georgi a
Dear Mr . All en :
I wa nt to t ell you h ow prou d I am of you f or sh owin
such goocl jud ement a nd s tr ength of charac t er t hrou gh
t h e se l ast trying and urLh8ppy days .
I wish you and your s t aff t he best in brining Atl anta ' s
prQblems to a happy solution .
Yo~
ru~
( Miss) Eve Bl ak e
3282 Robin Road
Dec a t u r, Georg i a 30032
�3211 SANDUSKY DR IVE
DECATUR; GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 14, 1966
lfAYOR IVAN ALLEN
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
DEAR MAYOR ALLEN:
IT HAS BEEN NOTED BY THE PUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT AND
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES;WHERE YOU DID A COURAGEOUS THING IN GOING AMONG YOUR SUBJECTS DURING A RECENT
PUBLIC DISORDER.
You ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR THIS BIT OF GALLANTRY
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY, AND I DO NOT FEEL AS
SOME HAVE IMPLIED THIS ACT WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. J
HONESTLY FEEL THAT YOU ARE ACTING IN THE BES T INTEREST
OF A LL CONCERNED . BUT THERE IS ONE THING I AM UNABLE
TO UNDERSTAND AND THAT IS WHY YOU WOU LD PUSSY FOOT AROUND WITH TH IS GROUPE OF PEOPLE WHEN YOU MUST REALIZE
NO AMOUNT OF TALKING WILL DO ANY GOOD. PERHAPS I AM WRONG,
BUT I AM OF THE OPINION THE ONLY THING THESE PEOPLE WILL
UND ER STAND IS FORCE.
ALSO IT IS MY UNDER STANDING THAT A $10.000 REWARD
HAS BEEN OFFERED FOR INF0RJ1ATION LEADING TO THE CAPTURE
OF PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING OF A NEGRO BOY .
THIS I FEEL IS GOOD, BUT WOULD 'l.'HE SAME THING HAVE HAPPENED
IF A WHITE BOY HAD BEEN SHOT. ALSO ONE OF THE ATLANTA
P OLICEMAN WAS SHOT, BUT VERY LITTLE HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT
THIS, fv'HY?
!fR. MAYOR, I AM ALL FOR LAW AND ORDER AND I DO NOT
BELIEVE IN HATE GROUPS, BUT I DO BELIEVE A PERSON BLACK
OR WHITE SHOULD EARN THE RIGHT TO BE RESPECTED. I DO NOT
BELIEVE IN FREE HANDOUTS LIKE THE POVERTY PROGRAM, WELFARE, ETC. EXCEPT IN SPECIAL CASES. AND LIKE MANY OTHER
PEOP LE, I FEEL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ENCOURAGED
VIOLENCE AND ANARCHY FOR SINSTER PURPOSES BY REMANING
SILENT . THIS I KNOW YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND I AM
SURE YOU WANT NO PART OF THIS SINSTER PLAN, IF PLAN IT
IS.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,
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His Honor t h e Mayor
Cit y Hall ,
Atl an t a , G'a .
De a r S ir:
You a re v ery bra v e and , I am s u re, v e r y c ons cien t i ou s .
Wh ile I adm ire y our fin e qualities I am concerned for
y our we lfare.
I wou l d like to s ite for you r c onsidera ti on s everal e xampl e s of mob viole n c e :
1 ) Th e s ton i ng o f S t ephe n - Ac ts 7 : 56 - 58
(They " s toppe d t h e .il.: r ear s " - cas t h i m
out - s t one d h i m)
2 ) Ale xand e r - Acts 1 9 : 3 4 - the mob c ried
f or t wo hou rs " Great is Dia na of the
Ephesians . i.1obs wi ll n ot li sten ~
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3 ) Paul - many t i me s beat e n , s to ned , le f t
for d ead , f ina ll y be h eaded in Rome.
S ome l ist e ned bu t t he maj ority did not~
4 ) P ilate - saw tha t he could p revail nothing - washe d his hands - Ma t thew 27 : 24
For further referen ce see : Act s 17 : 5 - an u p roa r ~
Ac t s 1 9 : 29 - the whol e city
was fi l l ed with confu sion ~
( and v. 40 - u proar ~)
Act s 21 : 30, 3 4 " a l l th e city
was move d ~ " some c ried one
t hing , some ano t her "
I Co r . 14: 33 " Fo r God i s not
the author of c onfusion"
James 3 : 1 6 - "c onfu s ion a nd
e very evil work "
" Let a ll t hings be done de cently and in order. " I Cor.14:40.
The real trouble is tha t Chris tians h a ve faile d to ge t
out the Gospe l mes sag e ~ " Love never faileth " ~ ( I Cor. 1 3 :tl )
�Now it is a little late for this approach. The y
will not listen~
May I su ggest th a t a g ood Christian psychologist
b e called in to offer his sugg estions as to how
to cope with this matter? The only one I know
is Dr. Clyde M. Narramore wh o is in Pasadena, Calif ••
(his home address is 115 Sequoia Drive, Pasadena.
Phone - Clinton 6-2724) Perhap s a phone call would
be of g reat help.
I was a resident of Atl a nta for t wenty- one of the
t wenty-four years I was a captain with Delta Air Lines
so you see th a t Atl a nta has a big p lace in our hearts.
I pray for your safety and for the welfare o f our
g reat city. May God bless you and g uide you in these
trying ti mes.
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Ge org e J. Wells
Lak emont, Ga. 30552
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UNION CITY, GEORGIA
HENLEY CAMPBELL, Pastor
Sept. 7, 1966
Hon. Ivan Allen,
Mayor,' City of Atlanta,
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Ivan:
It seems a long time since we were at Tech in the early thirties and
even longer when our Mothers were in school together. As time has
changed the Washington Street area of our City it has also given
to our generation glorious opportunities and fearful responsibilities.
It i s always an inspiration to see one who is given an opportunity to
serve his present age to so courageously endeavor to fulfil his duties.
All ministers are not in pulpits, for one is in the Mayors Chair of a
great City and mounts the roof of a car as his pulpit to plead with a
riotous crowd to remember a new commandment, "that we love one another. "
May our prayers for one another be that God will bless and keep us as
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1312 TURNER McCALL BLVD.
TELEPHONE 232-6504
ROME, GEORGIA
30161
September 9, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Just a short note to congratulate you on the forthright
manner in which you handled the recent problem in Atlanta. The
intestinal fortitude displayed certainly is admirable and proves
again how fortunate we are to have good people in responsible
places.
Yours very truly,
JH: af
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September 9, 1966
Hon. Ivan Allen
Mayor
Atlanta, Georgi~
Dear Mayor Allen :
May I add my congratulations and thanks to many others
who have written you?
An outstanding contribution has been
made.
Every good wish for you.
Sincerely,
�September 8, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
Of all the heroism, bravery and citations given out, you certainly
deserve the highest praise of all. As chief executive of a great city ,
it does not call for your risking your very life as you did on Tuesday.
I p e rsonally praise you most highly for go ing beyond all call of duty.
Even thoug h I have moved out of the City of Atlanta, I was born and
raised the re and · will continue to call Atlanta my home.
Another thing you did that m y w ife and I both want to thank you for
is the fine p e rsonal letter you sent our son, J. R. Bobo, who was
with the Fir e D epartment until about six weeks ago. He mad e his
d e cision to e nter Bob Jon e s Unive rsity and study r e lig i®tn long b efo re
any troubl e e rupt e d with the Fir emen. He holds your l e tt e r with hi g hest
esteem.
May God bl e ss you and continue to give you strength in running this
great city of Atlanta.
Sinc erely your s,
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His Honor the Mayor
68 Mitchell St., S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Sept.
7,
1966
Ron. Mayor Allen:
One of the young people of Atlanta remembers how much a telegram, bringing
assurance, of your, Best Wishes to me.
I was in New York competing in a national contest;
living there during
their most extreme difficulties.
May I say it was not handled as well as you, "Mayor Allen", managed and
lead Atlanta to reasoning.
I think the difference was your "Reasoning" instead of Handling the persons
involved.
I am proud of you.
Yours truly,
143.215.248.55
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�JAMES
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DUNLAP
GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
September 7, 1966
Dear Ivan:
I tried to telephone you this morning.
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Snick and that element are acting horribly.
Frankly, I don't think you should go into a mob
such as that without adequate protection.
It scared me
when I saw the riot scenes on television last night and
this morning.
Be careful!
With warm personal regards, I am
Sincerely,
Mayor Ivan Allen
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia
�September 7, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor City of Atlanta
City Hall
68 Mitchell Street, s. w.
Atlanta, Georgia - 30303.
Dear Sir:
Please let us join with many others in expressing our admiration for
the manner in which you handled the very difficult situation yesterday.
There are three thoughts that we would like to convey and trust that
you will bear with us :1.
Your heroism in facing the personal dangers of the moment
must be recognized, appreciated and emulated by people of
aJ.l stations. Surely the streets of Atlanta should be sater for all citizens because of your brave conduct. We congratulate and honor you.
2.
How long can citizens suffer their duly elected officials to
expend their time, energy and public funds in order to quell
and attempt to satisfy m recalcitrant group, who repeatedly
dedicate themselves toward negating the progress that all other citizens are striving to attain.
Certainly it must be
recognized that the specific conditions they protest are not
the result of mistreatment, but rather are the result of the
lack of initiative that has existed in their own forebears
throughout recorded history.
The physical, financial and emotional burden placed upon others (of all races ) is very great and somehow these people
must be made to understand---- not to be mislead------ - for therein lies the great danger to our Country.
3.
Of all the candidates presently projecting themselves for the
Governorship of Georgia, none can approach your statue or
qualifications. We have no political acunen,but we honestly
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late date, your na:rre could be
date. This is just a thought
knowledgeable, but we believe
tion.
nru.ch improved if, even at this
introduced as a Write-in Candifrom we who are not politically
it is worthy of your considera--
While the above expressions co:rre on the heels of yesterday's episode,
they are not quickly conceived, rather they are the result of our
long observance and admiration of many of your activities even though
we, frankly, have not al ways been in accord with you.
Respectfully yours,
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418 Kenilworth Cir cle
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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�LAW OFFICES
COOK, PLEGER & BOULOGNE
7g9 PRINCE AVE. , PRINCE LYNDON BL.CG .
ATHENS, GEORGIA
548-1952
September 8, 1966
J , VINCENT COOK
GARY L. PL.EGER
P. MAURICE BOULOGNE
Hon. Ivan Allen ,
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
The undersigned commend you for your
courageous leadership displayed during the recent
demonstrations. We are proud of the progress which
Atlanta has made under your dedicated direction.
With highest regards and best wishes we are,
Yours very truly,
�1309 Faraday p lace
Decatur, Georgia 30033
september 9 , 1966
1~yor rvan All~n , Jr .
city Hall
Atlanta ,
Georgia 30303
nea r
r . Mayor :
May I add my congratulati ons and praise to the many you have already
received on your handling of the very dange rous and explosi ve situation that took pla c e TUesday .
Among my friends and a cquai nt ances are many brave and courag eous men
but I doub t i f any of them wou l d have handled the very g rave situation
in the forthrig ht manner you displayed TUesday n ight .
putting yourself in the positi on of danger as you did simply proves
that we were correct in putting you in t he mayor's office t he se c ond
as wel l as the first time .
,A.g ain my hearty cong ratula tions to y our handling of t nis very grave
situation.
sincerely yours,
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�CHARLES ELLIOTT
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COVINGTON, GEORGIA 30209
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September 8, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
We would like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest
appreciation for you in your courage and fortitude in handling
the near violence situation in Atlanta.
With people such as you in public offices who could hide behind
our law enforcement - people, but do not, the entire state of
Georgia is far ahead of the other states and cities that are
faced, and will be faced, with such crises now and the near
future.
Mayor and our blessing s to y ou for the future
face.
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(912) 987-2100
September 8, 1966
PRESIDENT
Lee R. Groa-an
908 Sttond Avenue
Columbu11, Georgia 3 1901
IMMEDIA T E PAST PRESIDENT
W . Carroll Ward
WJBF. TV
Au1rt111ta, Geotlll'ia 80903
EXECUT I VE V ICE P R ESIDENT
Gordon Searborouab, Jr.
P . 0 . Box 616
Perry, Geot8'1a 31069
TREASURER
Bill Mize
721 1st Nat' I Bank
Decatur, Georgia 30030
LEGAL COU NSEL
Ben B. Milla, Jr.
P . 0 . Box 408
Fitza e ra ld, Georgia 3 1760
CHIEF OF STAFF
Phil Westbury
P . O. Box 87
J en kinsburs, Geot&'la 30284
NATIONAL DIRECTORS
Gene Bis hop
1170 E . Rida-e Road, S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Hen ry A . Casey
P . O. Box 884
Perry, Georaia 31069
Dave Dree21en
,o,
K iowa Drive
Marietta, Geotiria 30060
Ashley H obbs
P . 0 . Box 409
Blackabear, Georaia 81516
Ira D. Ho:iey, Jr.
370 Knox Drive
NAS, Glynco, Geora-la 31620
John Lackey, J r .
P . 0 . Box 361
Gai n esville, Georaia 80601
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
May I offer my personal congratulations to you and the citizens
of Atlanta for the fine manner in which you handled a difficult
situation. Your personal actions have gained the attention of
the whole world and I know the respect of everyone.
This occurrence should demonstrate to everyone that the
Ci ty of Atlant a is f ast becoming the l eading metropolis of the
world.
Al Rotter
P. 0 . Box 903
Milledgeville, Geora'in 31061
Yours in service,
Chris Vail
1909 Melrose Drive
Albany, Georaia 31706
REGION PRESIDENTS
Bill W est
209 Beech Street
Rou ville, Georaia so1,1
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Tom Bowen
Route 1, Box US
Doualuville, Georiria SOI 8'
J immy Smith
106 Everarttn Drive
Marietta, Georgia 80060
Bob Gurley
1726 Cascade Terra ce
Atlanta , Georllia 30311
F owler Brook.a
1699 N . Buford Hwy.
Norcross, Georlli& 80071
Bill Jackson
1381 Reynolds Strttt
Auirusta, Georain 30902
Tully Dawson
217 Weetwood Drive
La.Grnnae. Georgia 80240
Neil Holton
2196 Gen . Winship
Ma.con, Georgia. a120,
Bill Enalish
P . 0 . Box 62 1
Swainsboro, Georiiia 30401
J o hn Mann
P . 0 . Box 7092
Garden City. Georaia 31408
Drane Smith
822 Ramsey Pince
Boinbrldae, Georgia. 31717
Bobby Floyd
P . 0 . Box 691
FiUserold, Gcoraia 3 1i 60
Billy Eason
Route 8
Baxley, Georaio. 31613
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Lee R. Grog~
Brunell Lanirtord
P . 0 . Box " J"
W inder, Georirla 30680
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SOLICITOR GE N ER A L
W. B. SKIPWORTH, JR.
A ssT. SOLICITOR GE N ER A L
FRA N K K . M ARTIN
AD M I N ISTRATIVE A SST.
fililusro9ee arouuty aroui-tqouse
aLolumhus, ~eorgia
M RS. J. O. BROWDER
C I RC U IT COU NTIES
C HAT TA HOOCHEE
H ARRIS
MAR IO N
M USCOGEE
T A LBOT
T AYLO R
September 8, 1966
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor's Office
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Allen:
I would like to take this opportunity to express
to you my admiration for you and the manner in which
you handled the Negro roit on September 6, 1966.
I was able to see some of the roit on the CBS
evening news here in Columbus, and I must say that
you displayed a great amount of courage in placing
yourself in the middle of such a mob. However, the
main reason I am wr iting to you is due to a remark
I heard you make at the heigth of t he roit. That
remark, in essence, was when you addressed yourself
to a Negro taking part in the roit and you told him
that regardless of what he may think about who was
running the City of Atlanta that fact was that you
were running the city and that was the way it was
going to be. Taking such a firm attitude at such a
critical moment shows, in my opinion, the true colors
of a man and I would say your colors showed true blue.
In case you might have some problem in determining
exactly who I am, perhaps you can place my by the fact
that you and my father went to Georgia Tech together
and both of you were S.A.E. 's. Also, I worked for Sen.
Harry Jack s on of Columbus during this most recent term
of the General Assembly and I saw you on one or two
occasions while I was in Atlanta.
With kindest regards and best personal wishes, I
remain
Sincerely yours,
~~!-;t~ ~ Life
Assistant Solicitor General
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�N . N . BURNES . CH AIRMAN & GEN . M GR .
N . N . B UR NES . JR. , P RESIDENT
H . 0 . L AN IER . V lCE P RESIDENT
JOE L . SULZBACHER , JR . . V IC E PRESIDENT
COTTON
HUGH S . BURNES. S ECY.-T REAS.
MERCHANTS
ROME, GA.,
Sept.
8, 1966
Mayor Ivan Al len
City Hall
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Ivan:
Thanks a nd cong ratul a tions for the efficient, and coura g eous
manner that y ou h a ndled the incident in Atlanta this we ek.
Kindest persona l re g ards.
Your s very trul y,
~ u r n e s , Jr .
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