Box 19, Folder 12, Document 6

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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 6

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T. BLAKE JACKSON
ATTO RNEY A T
LAW
5 23 ·727 4
22 5
STA N DARD
F E DERAi- S A V I NGS B UILD I NG
ATLANTA, GEORG I A
30303
S,eptember 30 , 1966
Mr . I van Allen , J r .
3700 Northside Drive , N.W.
Atla nta, Georgi a
30305
Dear Sir :
Perhaps this should b e addressed s i mpl y "Gem Clip Al l en" if a man i s t o
be a ccorded t he sobri quet of the pr oduct h e peddles, a l though it is my
under standing t hat your fami l y f e els that you coul dn ' t s ell even gem clips .
I join thous ands of othe r s in f e eli ng that your per for ma nc e on televi sion
last ni ght was about the mos t disgusting , undignif ied, irrespons ible,
nauseating , uns t atesmanl i ke and unwarranted a ct that could b e performed by
the s upposed mayor of a great ci ty .
Although I am not a Maddox supporter but am a ct i vel y supporti ng the Republican
candi date for Governor of t h is great State, Mr . Maddox des erves that prefix to
his name, and you have l owered yourself sti ll f urther into t he gutter by re f erri ng to him as "Dr umst ick Chi cken Maddox". I believe t hat Mr . Madddlx i s
absol utely honorable and that his vocation ts an honorable one, as is your
father's . As a matt er of fact, I bel ieve that even Mr. Eugene Patterson will
con~ede that he (Mr. Maddox ) served good chi cken .at a reas onabl e price . Can
you say that you have done anything as worthwhi l e ?
I concur wi th Mr. Maddo x in his tel evi sed s t atement t hat your ut teranc e
appear ed t o be that of the Rev . Dr . Mart in Luther Ki ng, so that I wonder
whet her you collaborated on your statements . If you, t oo, feel that you are
now ashamed to be a Georgian, you, t oo , are i nvited out .
I f elt that Mr. Maddox made a tremendous l y more restrained, intelligent and
statesmanlike appearance than you, even though your TV technicians attempted,
at one point, to make him appear f oolish by technically reducing his
statement to gibb erish.
Sincerely,
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T. BLAKE
TBJ/ kjo
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