Box 19, Folder 13, Document 38

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~a lt r B. Shiver
P . O. Box 7~9
Fort Mye r s , Fla o
Sept
o,
30 1 966
Mayor Ivan Alle n , Jro
Atl ant a , Georgia
Dea r Sir:
F irs t, I a g r e e f u lly with y our sta t ·emen t i
t the e l e ct ion of Mro Maddoxo
I write thi s to you i n the interest
and a pl e a for sanity, if it c an be
r ega rd s
f c ommon se nse,
bta i ne do
My ba ckgr ound, ten yea r s military, studi e d and pract=
ice d l aw - Na vy, a disci plin e a dminis tr a tor and n ow
an Account anto
The Civil Ri ghts moveme nt i;ind t he r a c ial ri ts a re
t wo c ompl e t e probl ems, the first h~s bee n made i nt
l aw and i n time will wo r k it se l f out, but pus h it,
mo r e pr obl ems wi ll be cr ea t e d. The r a cia l i ssue or
r i t s a r e r i ot s , a f ai r but firm s t a nd through l aw
e nfo rc ement plu s some pr bl em ~olving will e l emen t
tha t illo
But, it seems t me that the v ti ng pub lic ha s now
l et thei r emoti ns bee me i nf l ame d, witth tha t, the ir
l og ic a l a ppr a c h t o t he matt e r i s ha rd t a ppeal t o
Fr ma ll t he ma t erial I he.ve read , a nd
c mi ng ut i n ea r l y 1966 0 The c h ice
was l imited . The defe a t f Mr. Arno ld
a defeat put - fo r th t President J hn~
Maddox , tha t is just i fl amed emoti na l
-
it t a rt ed
f ca d i date
seems to be
• As f r Mro
v ot ing o
Yuk ow this a s well a s mys e lf, I am f ully awa re f
t he gr wth f y ur sta te and the e c nomic t a bi l ity
y u ow e n j y . The t a t e f Ge r g i a n 1 g er h s t o
de pend u p on the seasi a l i nc me f t he f a rmer o
Cott n , pea n ut s , pa t t e s , etc are f th e pa st o
(1 )
�Ge org ia ' s e c onomic c ondition , i s kn wn t o y ou muc h
bet t er than myse l f, but I d o k n w tha t i t i s muc h
be tt e r than the s t a t e of F l or ida . \~ e ha ve our pro blems to , but Georgi a has t o muc~ to 1 ose o
T myse lf, there is but one thi ng to do , prot e c t t he
eBonomic g r owt h (money )o
Y u now he.v e Mro Maddox a nd Mr o Ca llaway t o be e l e c t e d
i
No vemb e r o As for Mr. Maddox , t here se ems to be
a 1 t of d oubt in h is being an a dminis t ra t or o He has
c ome o ut wi t h a pl a t fo r m of the br oken r e c ord of
Gu i de Lines o That p o i n t e ven if v oted into l a w, is
domed to fa ilure a n d y ou r s t a te ma y we ll end up
wi th a l a r g e d ef icit. Mr. Wal l a c e ' s pl ain i s go i ng
t
vnd in the s ame r esu l ts o Pl us b e i ng in t h e RED o
The l aw i s the l a wo
Mr . Ca l l a way , a s I u nd ers t a nd , i s a ma n of weal t h in
h is own rig h to He the n s h ould unders t and the 1 s
1 e c on mies .
Mr . J ohns on vi o l a t ed t hem o
My main p o i n t is t h i s , t he na ti onal p i ct ur e i s no t
good a t the pr ese n t time, nor d oe s it sh w any signs f
g etting better , befor e i t g ets wor s e . The ba l a nce of
payme n t s a re l i;igg ing b y t en ye a rs , more mon ey is g oing
ou t , t han c oming i n o That a cc o 1 m t is out of ba l anc e o
\ ha t i s comi ng in, is f r g o ld o Inf l ~ t ion is now
a r ea lity a nd wil l
nly i nc re a se . Nex t Aug u s t wi ll
be f e lt ha rd a Th en y u wi ll ha ve a f ew me asure ~ t o
c ntr 1 t hese condi t ions , but a t the o the r end th9 re
1s delfat i on .
One extr eme t o t he othe r o
People are t alk i ng , wri t ing , c al ling r e c ession, de pr essi n and infla t ion . Thei r i deals of t his c ondition a re des t rt e d.
Its one extreme t o th e t her ,
but t he midd l e g r ound i s t he pr b l em o Th e n~ti na l
grouc h is t he ill s or ympto ns , b ut t he i l l i s the
gold and ba l anc e of payments .
Please bear in mind, t o figh t a war on a long term
ne ne~ds money, n t pa _ e r; but go l d t ba c k
that pape r up .
basi ,
T
save woras and space, y ou are aware of the cond i t ion,
if the peo p le emoti ns are inflamed now, just waite
until their pocket books hurto
(2 )
�Lo oki ng et the ns t i ona l p i ctur e, on e tha t unde rsta n d s
it, c an ve r y easil y foc u s it d own t o the s t a te a nd
1 c a l l eve l o
There a re t wo e x amp les I wi sh t o s ugge s t . 1. In
Eur ope f rom l a st f igu r e s , t hey h o l d 28 - 29 Billion
in do lla r s. Go l d on h nd is 4 Dillion for e x c ha n g e ,
10 Bi ll io n in r eser ve, g iving a t t a l of 1 4 Billion o
Tha t g o l d is d r opp ing eve ry month o Mr . J ohnson ha s
e ntered into agr eement s in this ma tte r , a nd borrowe d
4.5 Bill ion more . To t a l 9 Bi l l ion in l i a b ilities o
It i s r bbing Pe t e r to Pay Pa ul, nd i s only a sho rt
term c u r e o
2o The c ons·t r uc t i on bus i ness h a s ha d 4 o5 bill i on
doll a rs pumped into i t, t he int eres t r a t es h a ve b een
l e ve l e d o f f, keepi ng t hem i n line , but t he banks a r e
s till short of c a sh to l oa n , pl us the ir i n t e r es t
i n c ome is sti ll hig h. Th i s money h p s no t b e en of t o
mu c h he l p , bec a u se the cont r a ct or s c an no t borr ow
the needed mo ney to s t a rt c ons truc ti on. No c ons tr u c ti on, no mortgages. Thei r pict u r e i s no t b r i g hto
No wonder it l o oked l ike defi c i t s pend i n g o In At l ant a
there a re 4 0 s a ving a nd l oa n s a ssoc i a tions . Their
_ i c ture shou l d n ot b e any b r ighter tha n o t he r s o
If one is g oing to wind u. p wi th a defic i t , l e ts n ot
m ke it any b i gge r . E ve r y thi ng in the n t ion a l p ict ure will affe ct t he s t a t es , d own t the peopl e o
Some h ow, some whe r e - onl y yo u kn W g Put these
iss u es b efore the peopl e , n t t his em t i-0nal r a c e
a r guement . To myself it is this , my s t omac h comes
before p ride o
My family a r gues t he r ace issue , but n ot myself .
hen
If he has
a c lient comes in to ge t t he fina l resu lt s .
a profi t, I e..m the g cid g uy , if he i s brok_e , I am the
biggest SOB wa l king . The s ame a p l ies t o t ax es o
If I c a n be of assistanc e thr ough wri t ing , ha ving n
hand much material and facts, p lus sending ut
a rticles all over .
Pl ease feel free to a sk .
I take
n slid e , but bring out the issues ,
nd never let up o
(~ )
�Just thinking out loud o We now hRve a backl a sh pa tterno
just wha t s t a rted it o Your ri ot could ha ve bee n a i med
a t swing t he pub l i c f r om one extreme t o the other o
Your l aw enforc e ent alancy c ouldn 't be br oken down,
but the r iots coul d enflame the emotions of the votes,
making them swing t o t he othe r extreme o President
Jo~ns on is losing favo r, so ther e i s one way t o lo ok at
it o
This pa t t ern i s not new , it is qui t e oldo Hit l er started the s e ideas a nd n1$de them wnrk . Re c a ll he got into
powe r using emotions o
Then he foug ht a wa r on other s go l d o
�w.
B. Shiver
PO Box 7 49
Fort Myer s, F'la.
Mayor Iva n Al len, J r .
Atla nta , Georg ia
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