Box 19, Folder 11, Document 21

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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 21

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DR. D.S. REESE
40 1 PEOPLES BANK B UILDI NG
CARROLL TON, GA .
October 1, 1966
Mr. Ivan Allen
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Sir:
I am so very dis appointed in you, as I knew
you in your work with Boy Scouts . My opinion of
you was such a good one and I thought you to be a
good Christian gentleman. I think your work would
be harmful to Boy Scouts n ow.
To my knowledge, I have never met nor seen
Mr. Lester Maddox . I heard part of hi s s peech over
WSB, Tuesday before election. I am sure you heard
him or knew what he said.
I h ave talk ed to a number of people today.
Some of them are as fine Christian people as I've
ever kno\-m . After he aring you, t hese pe ople all
say t hey will endorse what Lester Maddox said .
One Christian l ady told me that she and her
husband were a t a ball game in Atlan ta several
nights ago. Two men and a woman on seat behind
t hem were dr i nking with r owdy disturbance. She
said t hey could not en joy the game as we ll as
other pe ople who were seated around t hem . The
woman who sat between t he two men went to the re st
room. Whi le she was gone the men planned s ome lies
to tell their wives. These men were bragging of
their family and pr ofessional standing . One of the
men was an eye specialist .
Another patient from Bowdon was in my office
today and said almost the same thing happened to he
and his wife except t he par t~ was in fr ont of t hem.
I heard a salesman who lives in At lanta tell a group
in my office a few weeks ago that he personally knew
Mr. Maddox and that he was one of the finest Christian
gentlemen he knew and t hat Mr. Maddox would get down
any time to help an unfortunate up.
I wish you could visit the Carroll County Prison
with me and see the results of what has happened to
homes as a result of wrong leadership.
�DR. D.S. REESE
4 01 PEOPLES BANK BUILD I NG
CARROLL TON , GA.
(2)
Do you consider it honorable to endorse what
is going on there? Are you pr oud of ·what you said
about the good people who voted for Lester Maddox.
I don't think you and the Atlanta paper s have
any ri ght to call the one third million good people who
voted for Mr. Maddox such low types as you are doing.
M.D.
DSR:ih

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