Box 19, Folder 12, Document 31

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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 31

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John G. Bell
Box 251, Route 4
Inman, South Carolina 29349
October 1, 1966
Hon. Iva n All en,
Atlanta, Ga .,
Dea r Mayor All en,
It was my fortune to see a nd hear
your most disgusting and uncall ed f or diatribe on
C BS in which you expressed your opinion in no
uncertain t erms about the result of the re cent
primary in Georgia.
Ther e is no one who is so intoler ant of other peoples opi nion a s a defeat ed "Liber
al
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who calls himself a " Modera te". I t seem s t>to
me that quite a large percentaee of the populati>on
of Georgia is
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ignorant
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a fact which I have
never noticed in visits to your city and s t a te.
Mr. Maddox who started from scratch and by his
own efforts developed his successful business
could not have been very ignorant. He may have :n
had very little formal education. Did you develop and build your own business 1 It seems that
I have read that it was inherited.
Under your wise " gtlidance
Atlanta has become a "Mecca
only to Washington, D.
c. ;
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for negroes second
as soon as they get a
majority they will kick the moderate white man
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out and take it over themselves.
I believe that the
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running fit"
�John C. Bell
Box 251 , Route 4,
Inman, South Carolina 2934,9
which yo~ had on television the other ni ght will
make thousands of votes for Maddox in the coming
genera l election. I had been hoping that Calloway
would win in November but with the rea ction from
you, Mc Gill and Martin Luther King whi ch has
appeared in the papers, on radio and televison
there might be such a back lash that Calloway
wi ll be defeated. Anywa~ either of the Canida t es
will be better than your beloved Ellis Arnall.
Very Truly yours,

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