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WARRENS. GRIFFIN
200 HAAS-HOWELL BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
TELEPHONE 521-1212
October 4, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Since I started voting in 1944, I have voted
about as many times for Democrats as I have for
Republicans. So, I don't think that anybody
could say I am prejudiced either way.
Your statement regarding Lester Maddox was a
wonderful statement. It is really a great thing
to have the leader of the city in which you live
to stand up and say what he thinks instead of, as
so many of our political people have to do, making weak, vacillating statements .
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Mr. Ivan Allen, Mayor
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Atl ant a ., Geor gia
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Dear Mayor All en:
It is , indeed., heartening to know t hat you have
the wonder ful f ortit ude t o expre s s your true
convic t ions , irrespective of pol i tical ent aglement s . I a m writ i ng you now t o expres s to you
my congratulations and my appr eciations . You
deserve every thing that is good in lif e f or being
the fine man and l eader which Atl anta and t he entire nat i om should cons ider a bl ess i ng to the
welfare of mankind.
r 1 ve been a Democrat all of my life (since June
18, 1901) but in November, I shall cast rey vote
f or Bo Callaway. I consiaer i t to be the only
re spect abl e course I am privi l eged to t ake s
In al l sincerity, may God bless you and give you
continued strengt h to carry on the grea t job of
Mayor of our beloved city.
~r~iall~ours ,
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s. My wife and I appreciat e you all the
more for being our Mayor because of our
schools . You see I have a "second crop 1• two wonderful , 1!ttle daughters 8 and 10 same ages of my grandchildrenJ As for mysel f , I 4 __11ke many of f!lY ol d friends , a.ro at
the retirement age= 65. However, I must
carry on wi t h my nsecond w1nau .. and it is
very dear to my heart to cherish the ambition
of seeing my daughters grow up and enjoy their enucattoo.
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October 3 , 19 66
Ivan Allen, Jr .. , Mayor
City Ha ll
6 8 Mitchell St., S . W.
Atl anta, Ga.
Dear Mr. Allen:
I am a law student a t Emory a nd have met you on seve r al
occasions in connection with my f r iend s h ip with your son
Inman.
I seldom write lette rs to publ ic off ici a ls, bu t at t h is
t ime when events ha ve been s o discou r ag i ng f or our city and
s tate , I fe el a duty to extend my support to you and expr ess
my confidence in your leadersh ip.
My wife and I were v i s i t i n g in New York City dur i n g t he
first t wo week s in September. As t he n ews of t he Summerh ill
a nd Boulev a r d d i s turbances unfold e d , yo r initia t i v e and
c our age were not only r eas suring bu t made me very proud to
be able to say t ha t I was an At l ant an .

I f urthe r b liev e t hat t h e nomination of Leste r Maddox
not onl y justified y ours bse quent s t atement but demanded it .
It is a · sad commen tary on t h e le adersh ip of our state t hat
you a lone had t he int e grity to denounce t h is most dangerous
man .
The withdrawa l of Congressman Weltner has r a is ed t he su ggestion t hat you may seek election to t h i s sea t . In any
c a pac ity in which you de c i de t o serve our city , my wife Jane
and I extend t o you our greate st res pe c t a nd our wi l l i ngness
to contribut e to your work in a ny way i n wh i ch we are able .
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the ot. ers wi th t e nomin'- tion o
e,j ter Tl"c d ox. 7a1en
you were praisea · or you c-: ourageous ::: ction duri ng t he
recent ri ts , .;rou vt~re s oken o the m;~yor wit "e;uts ."
If E<nyone ;.-ic 2ny oubts ,ibo_ut the Bmount o
'guts " you
possesse~, he should have none l eft now . For, t o me , it
took more courage to den oJ •e this mfn thBn to Ht2n o~
to:· o -f' 2 cer 9.nd B ce the unruly :nob ( no s:r:;2 11 trick' i V\ ,ru'-~
mi nd you.
ut , her~ , you did not ·o ~lone with the
-P /} -PQYS .
"Then it Celle your turn , 'OU StOO Up Pno gr i :d ,
"?'o 'l'hpnks , I ' m not hAvin[ 2.ny.
~his ~ust be a bitter i
for ~ou to swallow.
I 'm r,;rp cu :heve wor1<e so -=>rr to hrine At cnt8 up to
the 1-ti: st2n ... ~.r < nd rµput- tion i--J"e now en j oys. I, too ,
e ie~e th2t Geor :la will teke e giant step b~ckw2rd,
rn~ v~ct e sh2me ! She hes so much coing or her . I
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great reny peo le &re l ookine to you for some
kind of eeders_ i right now. If you "go fishin " on
Election ~ay, you c~n 8t that 1~ e is gol~ to e v~ry
crowded wit fe ow ishermen. A
.eniocre.ts who now
sttnd edri t, betwixt enc betw~en , nee you to show t em
tbe way~ ... ut c:.. r:!he lent:e to le8d, ut , you , "'ir, :ire
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�301- 10th Street, N. E.
Apartment 9
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
October 3, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
This is to tell you how much I admire you for the stand you have taken
regarding the runoff in the Governor's race of September 28, 1966. You
are the only man in public office in Georgia who has shown any character,
integrity or courage, according to my way of thinking.
The things that have happened in Georgia since Wednesday, September 28,
are nauseating to me. I have truly swapped the devil for the witch-am originally from Alabama.
Mr. Allen, I pray that you will stand firm in your convictions.
waiver, don't think I can take it.
Sincerel y yours,
If you
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Octob er 3, 1 966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor All en:
How refreshing it was to read your statement on the
results of the elec tion September 28th .! Every word of it was
true and I think you analyzed the situat i on exactly. Yo u are
t o be commended for having the courage to say it. The pity is
that others in high official position in our State and National
government a re silent in the presence of a possible catast rophe
facing Georgia.
As a Georgian I feel a s hamed before the world because
of what happened . As a lawyer, I shudder with overwhe lming
dismay at the thought that the nominee of the Democratic party
might have an opportunity to appointment more than one-half of
the members of the Georgia Supreme Court. Four of the seven
members of the Court are more than 72 years of age ; one is 75 .
Even the three youngest members are 6 2, 60 and 57 years of age
r esp e ctively.
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Every Georgian will need to search h is own conscience
between now and the General Election. As for me, if I must
embrace Maddox t o save the Democratic party, it is not worth
saving in Georgia.
I hop e I shall have the pl ea s ure of meeting y ou
sometime .
Emor y F. Robin son
EFR/ gm
���November 28, 1966
Eighth Grade Class
c / o Sister Agnes Pierc e
St. Mark' s S chool
1983 Dayton Avenue
St. Paul, Minn.es ota
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Dear Friends:
Thank you very much for writing me expressing
your admiration for my stand against Lester
Maddox. I am delighted to know that your class
is o conscious of political .c onditions in other
states.
Again thank you very much for your generou.s
com.ments .
Sincerely yours,
Ivan All n, Jr.
Mayor
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�By HUGH RUSSELL
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New York's new newspaper-The World Journal Trib eis a lively, interesting, extremely informative sheet.
While the makeup leans to
that of the old ~orld:Telegram,
it does not duplicate it. Some of
the format suggests the former
Herald-Tribune. AnywaY_, the effeet is dramatic. No th mg, ex.cept sheer _lack ~f news, can
more effectively kill a newspa:per ~ban a dull I?akeup. W-J-T,
m this category, is t~ps.
NUMEROUS F IRS1S
lt is also tops _in many other
Atlanta Constitution
September 28, 1966
ways. E numerating s o m e of
these-and all are earmarks of
a great newspaper-the following are obvious:
(1) Advertising is_ kept in its
proper place. T~e ~st page of
the second section. 1s clear of
advertising. ~he . first page of
the third sectiOf! 1s clear of advertising. The first page of the
fourth section is clear of advertising. Yet the paper as a whole
isJull of advertising.
(2) There is· ample coverage
of national and international
news.
(3 ) The page opposite the editorial page is also kept free of
advertising. Here, and on the
editorial page itself, are some
of the top columnists in the nation - a total of nine at present.
True, it doesn't have all of
them. It doesn't have Joseph
Kraft or Doris Fleeson. But it
has enough of them that the
J ustice department is crying
"Monopoly! " The present antitrust suit against the World
Journal Tribune is based on
j w,t this contention. Dorothy
Schiff New York Post publisher
- the 'new paper's one evening
rival-claims she tried her best
to get some of them but
couldn't. However this may be,
the W-J-T has two solid pages
of lively and provocative editorial matter.
Di\ILY BOOK REVIEW
•4) It has a daily book review,
ithout which no metropolitan
new paper can claim to be a
g r e a t newspaper. B o o k s
are new
d the World
J0w·nal
tht> fact. Moreo
spect it has some
something that no her daily
newspaper in America can
boast. Its listing of ' Book Out
1'roay," which is broken down
jnto "Non-Fiction" and "Fie," is printed in large, clear
e! No r elegation to hard-torcAd six-point or agate type,
Thi s is clearly a first in American journalism and r eports
from Fourth Avenue say it has
book readers cheering in the
streets !
(5) The new J¥1per has significant coverage of art, music,
the dance , ti
theater, photography, b a 1 t, motion pictures , night clubs and - of
course - radio and TV. No major cultural activity is overlooked. .The coverage is more
complete than any of its three
predecessors.
2 TOPS IN SPORTS
(6) ThE;! sports section, yith
two top columnists, Red Srl1ith
and Jimmy Cannon, is p obably unequaled in New . rk.
Key statistics, like bas hall
standings, are printed in lar ge,
clear type, nor are " Yesterday's
R e· s u I t s" and " Tomorrow's
Games" buried in small type. A
seemingly little matter, but a
bench mark of a great newspaper.
(7) Most financial and business pages are factual but dull.
There is drama, however, in
business and finance. W-J-T
catches some of it i lively fashion. And its stock market prices
are complete and readable.
rHE HUMAN ANGLE
And, fin ally, there is the inevitable human angle. A top
Page 1 columnist like Jimmy
B1'€slin. Only ew York could
have produced Jimmy, jusi as
only New York COUid have produced the late Heywood Broun.
Whatever he writes about
es
alive. You al
want to ead
him before y
the news.
1.fe would m
n the front
page of the
tork Times
jump up and hit you in the face .
The editor was not wrong in putting him just below the masthE::ad.
Indeed, in 20 years of commE>nting on comparative journalism in America, in magazines
ranging from Harpers to such
technical publications as The
Editor, organ of the ew England rewspaper Editors AssoC'iation. never before has this
writer seen II e
starting fr
with it ve
front rank of
newspapers.
Stand up, ladies a
men! A toast to Ne
World Journal Tribune!
�Lewis c. Eas on, III
1191 Weston Drive
Decatur, Ge or gia
Mayor Ivan Allen, J r .
City of Atlanta
City Hell Building
Atl anta, Geor gia
Dear Mayor Allen~
My hat is off to you and your stand against the Democratic
Party's nominee for GovJnor of Geor gia. The nomination of
Lester Maddox has set the Democratic Party back one hundrecr
y ears. I have always been a Democrat but now Iam ashamed to
admi t this fact in public. My wife and myself will suppor t
the Republican nominee in t h e November e lection for Governor.
I mus t confe s s tha t if you had come out in suppor t of Lester
Madd ox, this letter would have been in just the opposite tone.
With le a de r sh ip, such as you have displayed, Iam ab l e to
salvage some self respect in being a resident of the Metro~
Atlanta area .
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Again, congradulations on such a c ~ ageous stand i n this
election.
Sincerely,
/.f. t ~
Lewis C. Eason, I II
P.S.
Please excuse the typing errors; I rarely use a typewriter .
�October 3 1966
Dear Mayor Allen,
I am writing simply to say that I am proud to have
you as Mayor of our city.
I have always supported you, but along with many others,
I don't think I realized what kind of man you we re until our
recent "riots". I believe that you really care about Atlanta
in a very personal way.
The main reason for my writing this though is because
of your stand on our "political race" held last week. Many
lea de rs must have shared your v iew that it was "deplorable",
yet how many said so? Only you and Congressman Weltner,
who has given up a lot for his conviction.
Again, thank you for being a "strong" leader and for
caring about our great city .
Sincerely,
7Jfw . vlr rf0/;~cl
Mrs. Guy <Q. LeGrand
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_\ tlantc. 7 Ga 30306
Sept.JO, 1 966
ayor I van Allen
City Hal l
Atlant :::, G2. .
Dear :._a or All en:
I n t h is Dorni ng ' s p per I r ea d of ymrr h orr i fied reaction to Lester
n:.ddox ' s victory i n the runoff, and I f e l t compell d to write you and
tell you hov much I share yo1,rr feelin ·s. I ha v e never before fe l t such
h orr i f ie d di sbelief cou-led with such rof mund sadness . The contest be tween I.~ddox a nd Ca lloway is a cont st between an i nsane racist. and a
sah e r ac ist, that ' s all. :aybe I '11 go fis hin[., on el ect ion dny , too .
I ' ve only l ived in Atl a nt~ fo r tv10 years~ but I think y9u ' ve been
d oin a wonderful job as LJ.ayor , and I 've been particul arl r de lighted with
your t h oughtful and enl i ghtened att i t -de towards r a cia l mat ters. Then
you and other guests sang "We Shall Overc ome " a t t he tL-stir1onia l di nner
for Iiart in Luther Kin ,jr. a fter he won the Hobel Pr iz e, I re : ember t h i nki ng h ov, few nort: ern ma;y;ors .z.. let a l one s outhern ones, v.rould ha ve the u ts
to do somethin£ lik that • .L was similar l y i mpressed v1i th the thou.0 1tful
and yet f i rm manner in which you handl ed the recent r ac i a l disturbances
i n Atl ant a .
I ' m cert2 tn that your i ntell i gent and understanding outlook on r a cia l
matters will probably et you into many scra ps i th our next ·overnor,
be it r addox or Ca llov1ay and I 1 j ust want you to knov that h ere are two
rrore Georgians - my wife nd mys.el - who will be be:fuind you onu hundred
per cent.
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THE HON . IVAN ALLE N,
MA YOR OF ATLAN TA
ATLAN TA CITY HA LL
AT LAN TA, GEORG IA
DEAR S IR:
AS A NATIVE ATLAN TAN , ST ILL WIT H STRONG TIES THERE,
I WAS DEST RESSED TO READ IN THE LOS ANGE LES TI MES
TH IS MORN I NG THAT YOU WERE CONS IDER I l~G
GO ING F ISHING
ON TH E NOVEMBER ELECTION DA Y.
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I HOPE THAT YOU , ALONG WITH ALL RESPONS IBLE TRUE
DEMOCRA TS WILL SW ING TH EIR SUPPORT TO MR . CALL OWA Y.
I WOU LD F IND IT HARD MYSEL F TO MARK A BALLOT IN THE
REPUB LICA N PARTY, BUT TH IS IS SERIOUS •••• A NO VOTE
IS THE SAME AS A YES VOTE FOR THAT OTHER MAN, WHOSE
ELECTION WOU LD BE A TRAGEDY FOR ATLANTA AND ALL OF
GEORGIA.
MR. CA LL OWAY, I FEEL SURE, IF ELECTED WOULD MELLOW ·
HIS VIEWS AND GIVE FAIR LEADERSH IP TO THE STATE.
FOR GOD'S SAKE, DONrT LET THAT CHICKEN FRYER GET
ELECTED.
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�ROBERT BRUMMETT
19 I 5 Danielsvi Ile Road
A thens,Georgia,3060 I
2 Oc tobe r 1966
The Ho n or a ble Iv an All e n,
Ma yor of At l a n ta ,
Atl an t a , Georg i a
De a r
Mr . May or:
As g r a du a t e s tuden t s a t t he Uni vers i t y of Ge or g i a. and " adopted"
Geo r g i an s we f ee l compell ed to wr ite this n ote of appre ci at io n
and support . Your stand du r i ng the r ecen t civ il r i gh t s d i sturban c es in Atlanta and your courag eous , n on-theatr ic a l exposure
of your person at th e scene of the disturban c es are , i n our
opinion, without pre c edent. We a lso have great admi ra ti on for
your sta nd on the Maddox situ!!l.tion , and appreci 9te the difficult
position your courag e and i nte gr i t y for c es you to take.
Though a minor p oint, we would l i ke to tell you tha t stoke l ey
Carmichael I s p ublic descriptions of you a s "Ki ng I va n" and "Race
Czar 11 brought , to our persona l knowledge , nothing but contempt
for his ridiculous charadeo
Thank you very much, Mr . Mayor .
our admi r ation e
Yours truly,
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Robert and Barbara Brummett
You h a ve our support as well as
�October 1, 1966
4340 Winch es ter Lane
Wes t Palm Beach , Fla .


Mayor Ivan Allen


City: 'Hall
Atl anta , Georgi a
Dear Mayor Al len :
I was delighted t o h ear your statement i n r egard
t o nomination of Lester Ma ddox as the Democratic
candi date f or gover nor of Georgia.
I was born and r ais ed in Atlant a , and I have lived
in Wes t Palm Beach f or appr oximately t en year s .
However , I am a member of the Young Democra tes of
Florida and I am naturally interested in ihat is going
on in my home t own in t he way of politics.
I was shocked to learn of t h e outcome of the
Democratic primary, but your statement, which I heard
on television that night ~as s ome consolation. I have
to admire you for stating what .you believe is right,
which is more t han can be said for Mr . Maddox. I am
very concerned about t h e up-coming election. I believe
that if Lester Maddox is elected governor of Georgia ,
it will be t he greatest set-back Georgia as had.
I am an "A" student in civics and .American
government, and a member of the Senior class of
Forest Hill Hi gh School in West Palm Beach . Being
only nineteen, I am unable to vote, but, as t hey say:.
"The youth of America ••• ".
A personal reply w. en you ave time will be
great ly appreciat ed. I had to tell you o much
I admire you- for your statement l ast week.
Thank you very much f or your time.
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Du_rham., North Carolina
September 29, 1966
Hon. Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dea r Mayor Allen:
As a graduate student at Duke University, I
am n ot often abl e to stay in my nati ve state of
Georgia f or any length of time. I have, however,
been much int e r e sted in t h e political c ampai gn ,
and now I deplore the results of the Democratic
primary . Today, on an Atlanta news broadcast, I
heard your comment s on the Democra tic nominee.
I am writing to commend you f or your forthright stand. It was good to hear a Democ ratic leader
call Lester addox wholly unqualifie d f or the off ice
he seeks. Hi s appeal to bigotry and irre sponsibility
have been contemptibl e, and the dam.age to Georgia's
reputation will , I fear, be great . Those of us who
have hoped that Georgia would continue to have
sensible leadership under the Democrats have been
greatly disappointed .
Your statement to the press expresses my
views well. The Democratic party has chosen an
unsupportable leader.
Sincerely y ours,
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John-Mi chael Matthews
�37110th St., N.E., #3
Atl anta, Ga. 30309
September 30, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor .Allen:
This is the first time in my life I have ever been moved to write to
a public official; however, at a time when I am most ashamed of my
state, I wo uld like to congratulate you on your stand regarding the
disgusting outcome of the Democratic primary.
You have, in my opinion, done an excellent job as Mayor of Atlanta.
In the future, if you should run for any public office - whether it
be for mayor or governo r - I will not only vote for you, but will be
happy to work toward your election.
Jus t one thing - couldn't you please just this once vote for a
Republican and forget the fishing tripl I, too, am a Democrat but
am concerned to a point of fr enzy over the possibility of Georgia
fall i ng into the hands of a mad man . our state needs HELP!
Yours very truly,
-r~-w . -7· '°~Y-·
Mrs. W. J. LFowell, Jr.
mp
�2564 Bohler Road, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30327
September 30, 1966
Ma,:or Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
We have always been "Allen" people, but have never been more
proud of you than we were when we heard your statement regarding Mr. Maddox.
Thank you for being one Democrat with courage enough to stand
up and say what you think.
May you be our Major for many years to come.
Sinc e rely,
~ ~ 1//4, /.1?J~
Mr. and Mrs. L . P . t ick.son
�JEFFERSON PRESBYTER I A N CHURCH
WASHINGTON STREET
JEFFERSON, GEORGIA
305 4 9
October 1, 1966
The Honorabl e I van .All en, Jr .
Offi ce of the Mayor
City Hal l
Atl anta, Georgia
Dear Mr . Al len;
I want you to know my admirati on and si ncere appreci ati on
for your recent public statement on t he occasion of t he
nomination of Mr . Lester Maddox in the Democratic primary
election .
Like t he positions t hat you have consistently held in t he
past and the pol icies and programs that you have promoted,
it was a statement that refl ects both integrity and
intelligence ; and I hope that it will be a source of
sati sfaction to you , whatever the circumstances of the
future may be .
Si ncer el y yours,
William R. Thurman
Pastor
�Communi cable Di sease Center
Atlanta , Ge orgia
October 2, 1966
J'
Mayor I van Allan
tl a.nta, Georgi a
Dear 1 ayor Al l anl.:
ay we commend you on your forthr i ght , courageous, and
truth ful statement re gardin g t he candida cy of Les t e r .addox
for governor. If is unfortun a t e for all of us t hat this t ype
of hones t y and int egrity i s uncommon in Geo r g i a politici ans .
It is particul arl y d i squie ting t hat officials presumed to be
moderat es a nd progressives , eg. Charles We l tner and Ca rl
Sanders, have cho sen t o put party loyalty a~o ve human dignity.
v are proud of you , and you will conti nue to hav
ac ti ve su pport.
our
Sincer ly ~ou r s ,
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Virology S ction
Laboratory Branch
C.D.C.
�811 Oakdale Road, NE
Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 30.
Dear Mayor Allen;
Here I thought I could write - and I am a
master of the written word - but your state~ent
on Lester Maddox this morning was worded better
than I could have worded it.
It was .a masterpiece!
Not only was it aptly put, but cour ageous.
All the world rallies to a man of cour age • • •
your star is ascending so rapidly t hat you are
on your way to being the most respected living
Georgian.
My p_rogram (Why in the World?) followed
yours on WAI I last year • • • if I had it now,
the number of my carry- over viewers would be
greater by fa r .
I enclose a stor y of mine ~-~·
whic h mi ght i n terest you.
�Designer of the famed New York Tunes
"huitory test" of 1943, given to 6,000
college Freshmen, the results of which
shocked the nation and ivon a Pulitzer
Prize for the Tunes, Author of "Democ•
racy in the Making," hailed by Time
Magazine as one of the four outstanding books published in that year. Nervspaper columnist whose columns have
appeared in the Los Angeles Times,
Memphis Press-Scimitar, Charlotte Observer and many srnaller papers. A
world travel enthusiast, with the background of a historian and the kee11
eye of a journalist. Author of a recent
serieA - "How Sweden Conquered PO\··
erty"
811 Oakdale Road. N . E. . At Ian ta
�As I See It
By HUGH RUSSELL FRASER
CHARLES A. BEARD says:
"This is a new chapter in American
histo ry - and one written with verve."
C_L AUDE G. BOWERS says:
"I found D em ocracy in the Making so
fascinating chat I read it from beginning
co end without stopping. It is a robust
and dramatic, rapidly moving scary of
epochal battles for the preservation of
democracy against the attacks of. an embryo plutocracy, wri tten wi th g usto and
color. Ic covers a new field in carrying
forward the story from Jackson to John
Tyler to whom tardy justice is done.
From these pages emerges the real fighting Tyler, able, consistent, incorruptible,
courageous, impervious to the wiles of
demagogues and the temptings of ambition- one of the fine, fighting Presidents.
In scraping off the barnacles of prejudice
and hate and revealing the real figure of
Tyler, the author ·has rendered a real
service to history."
MARQUIS JAMES says:
"A good piece of work adding considerably to our published knowledge of
the Jackson Period."
WILLIAM E. DODD says:
"This is an interesting picture of things
for the Jackson-Van Buren-Tyler years,
especially good in giving personal attitudes as well as efforts to defeat democracy. It will serve a useful purpose, now
that democracies are really in danger."
WILLIAM E. WOODWARD says:
"Here is a book of vital interest and
enduring significance, one which will
eventually cause a revision of an important section of American history,"
MARION, VA. Sherwood Anderson made this town famous. Ile lived
here. Here he wrote "Dark La ughter"
and many another novel.
There was always something about
Sherwood Anderson that intrigued
me. His style was dark and mysterious; his words
came out of the
twili ght, neither of
night. or of d a y.
Sometimes, w h e n
all w a s still and
the moon was
down, you could
hear him laughing ...
His books were
not n o v e I s, not
plots ... they were llttl(h Russe ll Fraser
more than that; actually, they were
conversations - low pitched, and
mysterious - conversations at midni ght.
He spoke of beauty, sparsely,
eharingly ... for it was all he knew.
He did not bother with fear. Why
should he? He had discovered something more important ... the silence
and magic of the woods at night, and
huma n voices . . . talkin g bluntly ,
hesitantly, of the m yste1·y of life and
love.
And so I came t o Marion. And w h a t
I found - well, it was so uproariously fu nny, I could not h elp but
laugh.
Na tura lly, or perhaps I should say
logically, h e had a s upreme contempt
for the yokels .. . their thought pr ocesses, their solemn opinions, their inane prej udices. And so h e bought a
paper .. . the Smith County News,
and then - of all things! - the rival
paper, the Marion Democrat. Both
weeklies, mind you. One Democratic
and one Republican . .. Well, this
was back in the depression when only
Sherwood Ande rson h ad money,
money for w h at he said he h eard in
the whispering corn under the dark
of the moon . . . and so he la u ghed,
owning these two papers. A ma n
named Hoover was running for presi-
d ent then aga inst a man n a m e d
Roosevelt . . . and I don't think he
liked e ithe r ML H oove r or Mr. Rooseve lt . . . Anyway, he h ad a unique
way of expressing it. A perfect w ay.
In one paper, the Republican paper (The Smith County News) he denounced l\1'r. Roosevelt and lauded
Mr. Hoover. And Sh erwood Anderson
could do a magic job of that.
In the other paper, he denounced
Mr. Hoover and lauded Mr. Roosevelt,
and J.\'lr. Anderson was a master at
that.
Hut it was not only on politics th at
Sherwood Ande rson differ ed with
himself .. . some times it was a matter of the Smith County News de.1ouncing the Marion Democrat, and
vice-versa ; and She rwood Anderm n
wrote both editorials! .. . and be th of
them equally eloquent.
What a wonderful way to live out
one's life!
They say here in Marion that S herwood Anderson is dead, but I am not
so sul"e .. . one night I walked out to
the high hill where they buried him
and I sweal" I heard him talking in a
low voice as the moon came over the
nountain.
There was nobody around ... th ere
·. t,as never anybody around when
Sherwood spoke .. . but the low voice
,__mtinued, half jestingly, half eame~tly . .. and then I knew there was
.....thing serious but the dark ground
.t )d the slowly-rising moon . . . and,
a.s if to lighten it all, the sound of
d"-Y'k laughter.
�GEORGE
10 4 0
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AVENUE
NEW YORK,
REICHMAN
OF THE AMERICAS
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September 30, 1966
Hon. Ivan Allen
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mr. Meyor:
As a former resident of your city, I take the liberty of
complimenting you personally for the strong show of
character, restraint, and yet rational strength you have
shown in recent weeks.
Your publicized performance in the handling of the recent
racial disturbances was COIIDTlendable a.nd your public
statements with regards to the folly of the Lester Maddox
election are even more praiseworthy.
The nation, and the south in partimll.ar, needs more leader..:.
ship from men not only with your ability, but your courage.
These trai. ts are reflected in the progress your city has
ma.de under your direction.
Congratulati ons t
nation • ••
/ feb
You a.re a credit to Atlanta. a.nd the
�November 1, 1966


M.r. J. Thomas Stuart


General Manager
Stuart Office Supply
915 Broad Street
Augusta, Georgia
30903
Dear Tom:
It was certainly good hearing from you and I
appreciate your generou.s comments.
I share with you a great desire to continue our
Outstandingly Respectable Image in the Governor'
Office.
With highest personal regard , I am
Sincerely your ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr/br
�STUART OFFICE SUPPLY
915 BROAD STREET
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
J. THOMAS
30903
STUART
GENERAL MANAGER
October 31,1966
Dear Ivan A bit of time has lapsed since we saw you - however - we
have followed with interest the outstanding efforts you
have and are expending for a Progressive Leadership for
Atlanta and the State of Georgia Of course we are somewhat prejudi ced toward our Augusta
Area - but - we are willing to be for Atlanta as well so
long as we are all a part of our Great State of Georgia We are extremely hopeful that the r esults of the voting
on November 8th will be such that will permit us to continue the forward progress of our State - and continue our
Outstandingly Respectable Image to the balance of the United
States and the World - however - just at present we are
very much concerned Whenever you are over this way - mkke certain to drop by
and visit with us -
Kinp·
J. THOMAS STIJART
Hon. Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
�RUFUS CUTHBERTSON , S .T .M .. PASTOR
2297 HEADLAND DRIVE
. EAST POINT , GEORGIA
TELEPHONES
CHURCH . . • . 'J67-6797
PARSONAGE
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall .
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mayor Allen:
May I express my appreoiati on for your forthright and courageous
statement repudiating Lester Maddox. The city of Atlanta has a
great future as long as men like yourself lead it. You make me
as proud to be a part of the metropolitan Atlanta community as the
selection of Lester Madd~x makes me ashamed to be identified as a
citizen of the state.
.
.
766-289!5
�886 Mitchell Street, s. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
October 2, . 1966
The Honorable Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of- The City of Atlanta
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Sir:
As a renown citizen, politician, churcrman, and educator, I would certainly like to commend you ori your stand
against the Democratic party nominee, Lester Maddox.
I agree totally with your entire statement because
b~yond a resonable doubt, the seal of Georgia has been
tornished.
I
t\IIl amazed at my f~llow Georgians,
who would allow
such a prog res s ive sta te as ours, the empire sta te of the
south to f a ll i n to the hands of such an unscrupulous
pe r son a s Mr. Lester Maddox .
�J. H.JOHNSTON COMPANY
ESTAB LISHED 18B 8
" TooDSTOC H:, G E ORG IA
September 30, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Your comment is by far the best I have seen.
You
are an inspiration to those of us in the outlying areas
who are trying to do a job against t h e opposition of types
you describe.
Best re gards,
SLJ: r c
�The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
e
53211

964-4400
AREA CODE 414
September 2ft 1966
THE SPEECH COMMUNICATION CENTER
of the Depo r tment of Speech
Der M yor Allen :
I JDUSt nted to s end long my sentiments for what they re worth t o
support your statement bout the nominati on of Lester M ddox hi ch 1 s
broadcast on CBS televi sion t onight.
I h ve b en ble t o view your .ctiviti s on n t ionwi de television
on other occ sions--e . g. , the Atlanta riots . From .11 indications I perceived
y ou s
man who was honest1y trying to do the best job he could. I lso
perc ived you s
fir person who 1as 'lling to try to understand the views
of others and to do something about the plight of the slum-dwellers--be t hey
Negro or White. In short , I have been very impressed with mat I h ve s en
of your a.pp rent attitude and ction in times of crises and controversy .
I am quite sure it is very hard on you t tim.es to stand in the face of
bigotry and hatred , but I want ed you te> know t h t t least one person a.cross
the country - ants to give you some reinforcement and to urge you to continue
in your attempts to make ~t la.nta, nd coneequent1y America , a better place for
a human eing to live in.
Although I ri.11 most like1y never have a chance to vote for you, I hope
ctions concerning the civil rights issues
and this Maddox "tr gedy" -will act s a positive influence for your future
behavior . Atlant , and then tion, can be proud of you.
my encouragement for your stands and
Sincerely,
143.215.248.55.p
M rk L. Knapp, Ph.D.
Speech Communic tion Center
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SERVI CE A ND R ES E AR C H IN THE US ES OF SPEECH CO MMUN I C AT ION BY INDIV I D U ALS AND ORG A NI Z ATIONS
�335 Loveman
Wort hing ton.
Oh io 43085
9/28/66
myor I van All en
Atl anta ~
Georg i a
Dear Sir,
I would like to complement you a nd your ci t y upon
th e enli ght ened efforts tha t you hav e mad e i n t he
area of r a c e rel a t i on s . From wh a t I , a Norfuh e r ne r ,
c a n gather from th e press a nd TV, you h a v e mad e
good pro g r e ss o As a liberal who ha s i nv e sted some
time and a li ttl e mon ey i n th e civil ri ~hts mov ement
I hav e b een pa r ticul a rly horrifi ed by th e a dvocat s of
Bla c~ Powe r be ca us of t hei r he i ghtening th e pos sibility
of de struction of th e con structive efforts of
i nd i v i dual s like yo u.
My purpose in writ ing t o
you i s to pra i se y our work and s t a t ements , t o ur g e
t he con t inuenc e of y our ef for t. and t o say t ha t I
ho p e t ha t you do no t lo se faith in your beliefs .
Sincer el y ,
ALfK. E3~km~
Alan R. Osborne
�P. o. Box #1
Cr o,m Point, Indiana
September 30 , 1966
46307
Honorabl e Na yor Allen
Gity of Atlanta
City Ha ll
Atlanta , Ge orgia
Dear Mr .
~
ayor:
Last night, Thur sday , I saw you on the news on NBC-TV in
Chi c ago. It was good t o hear you speak out, unequivo cally,
concerning the nomi nation of Lester Iv,add o:x:.
I felt s add ened at his nomination: to think that so many
persons would gravit a te toward a man who stands for what he profe sses
to stand!
Also, I thought it was brave o f you to att empt to stop the
recent riots in Atlant a by a ppe ar ing on the s cene and publi cly
exposing yourself t o extreme danger by appealing to the cro, d
from a top a c ar .
I am cer tain there are many many more persons in this country
who feel as I do, but w"ho do not wr ite and say so.
Ke ep trying to inje ct rea son and sanity into t he situation
in Ge orgia .
Si ncerely ,
~
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Deane h,alaker
�CITIZENS FEDERAL SAVINGS
and loan assoct·ation
MILTON
TIPPIN , JR.
705 broad st. and 601 shorter ave .
SECRETARY- TR E ASURER
rome, georgta
September 30,1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr . , M3.yor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I agree with you that Lester M3.ddox is not qualified to serve as Governor
of Georgia. However, I was astounded to hear you attack him with ridicule
in a press conference last night .
Mr. Maddox thrives on ridicule. He has gained a great deal of support
from misguided sympathy and continued sarcastic attacks on him will serve
only to increase his support.
Please let us defeat Mr. Maddox on other grounds . We do not believe he is
capable or qualified and should have no hesitation in saying so but let us
not make a martyr of him since such action will only insure his victory in
the general election.
Very truly yours,
/4~~,C!.
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Milton Tippin, Jr~
MTjr:lw
MEMBER
FEDERAL
SAV I NGS
AN D
L OAN
I NSURANCE
CORPORAT ION
�141 MANGUM STREET 5. W. -
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30313
JACKSON 4-8687
September 30, 1966
Honorable Ivan Allen, Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
At lanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
I watched WSB Television las t ni ght, during the 11:00 news,
and saw you and heard the statement made regardi ng the Democratic
Gubernatorial Primary. I congratulate you on your courageous
stand and your outspoken decisive comraents.
Men of good will in Georgia now find themselves with no place
to go . There is no moral leadership that we can turn to. It
would be most interesting to know your views with regar d to this
difficult situation.
Once again, be assured t hat there are many of your constituents
who take great pride i n your courageous stands.
With every best wish, I am,
Yours ve ry truly,
PILLOWI'EX_j)ORPORATION
~J!JIL-Leonard D. Aronson
LDA:mh
f"ACTORIES -
DALLAS, TEXAS
AND
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
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Louis D . Becker
113 Emory Court Annex
1766 N. Decatur, Rd. NE
Atlanta 7, Georgia
September 29, 1966
Honorable I van Allen
Office of the ayor
At l anta , Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
You are to be congratulated on the forthright position
you have taken regard i ng the run- off election . Your
publ i c stand against extremi sm and for the concept of
reason is the more remarkab l e because you will very
l ikely stand alone among prominent , publ ic f i gures i n
doing so .
These days , to put conscience above party shows a high ,
and , unfortunately, an uncomm.on , degree of commi tment to
principle .
I do not think it wi l l happen, but wouldn ' t it be both
encourag ing and thrilling if a massive repudiation might
occur in November, as thousands of sane people "went
fishing . "
Sincerely yours ,


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Macon, Georgia 31204
September 30, 1966
The Honor able Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear May or Allen:
You demonstrated that you were a man of level-headed courage by
your actions during the recent racial riots in At l antao Your public
reaction t o Lester Maddox 's primary runoff victory showed you to be
a man of strong convictions , to have the courage to express t hose
convictions and the guts to "call a spade a spade. 11
It appears that f or the next f our years the cards have been
"stacked" against Georgia by what you so aptly described as "the
duplicity of Republican voters," and that the choice facing us in t he
November 8 ele ction is mere l y that of selecting the lesser of two
evils. This being the case , I don't think any of us can afford to
"go fishing" November 8 as that may just as assuredly land us in the
worst possible situation as would a vote f or Maddox . I know that for
many of us it is a choice that sticks in the craw, but it is one that
we have to face, nowo ( Besides, it is a secret ballot.)
I admire your stamina and willingness to stand up for what you
consider to be ri ght . Keep it up, but just a word of caution: Don't
do anything rash. I believe I ' d like to see you in the next gubernatorial race.
Sincerely,
-
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John D. Pigman
�45 Mc 1'"\l e Av c:1 11 e
Ca~~ r id~ e , ~ ass . n2129
Se t e~be r 29 , 1966
The Honora l e I van Allen
.layer of Atlant
.Atl nt2. , Jcor~ia
Sir :
I hr..ve 1..)een
r-:reat a dnirer of yoP r s sin c e y:--1..< defeat ed
r'addox f or nayo r in -- it i·:as 1962 ,-·asn ' t it? -- an on t'. r o F·h ...) r
r e c ~nt e n c ~11:1tcr ,1:i.th Sto!,el, Car;:li c hc.1cl .
3ut nev~r have I 2.( rd red
,0· 1 ::::He t:1;::.n :!he:1 I he~rd yo,tr intc:1 s c , sin ce r e ,
e r ..,.e c tl ' 2_r t i c u l:1tec:J/4 t2.··~cnent on the defe::it o~· Elli Ar nall in ye!3terda ' s pri~11ary
n n - of f . Yo" r.r~ the on y ~Jc r on i·1ho h2 s "'i vcn riny co:111 ens at ion f or
t:1e h' r r-o r and di. n2. y I have I cl t sin c e dis c -,verin"'. thn.t Le '" ter


·2.ctdox a c t 1 ·a.lly de'"e,+eo Ellis A.nall . I say it only to yon c-rect ·t ,


that t~1e s tatenent yo, r1ade todr_y s hn ld have been :iade by 1,:r . Arnall .
I an a r esi(ent of ~eo r ,,.ia ( Ma c on ) , and it is s s· c h t·1at
I wr ite to en c ,~·1 r ,..,(Te y o 1 t'"' offer y---::, rsC"'lf as a .r ri;.:e - in can did ate
fn r -,."-Ve rnor , rnc t"- 1·1n r 1~ vi,.,.'"'rr:usly 'ror1 noi.·: 11 ntil :-1ovcnb cr for
that off-"ice . I .: rote : 1r . An1al le r:.t ni "'ht ( ,•-.on ·1e2.rinc: t'1e election
rc-·t ·rns ) s 1 • - est in"' the sane to hiri . f3 t on the ne :s toni,.,.ht I
sa, him c C'n"' r a 111 te ,:addox 1 r j t . the sta~·en0nt , "The vi c tc· r y is y:"'ur s , n
anr' t:1is rc:.the r dar1..,en s on e ' s enth siasm . It is to you th::-t 1 eonlc
like ne 1 -~,.-.r l ook ( v H I s ti 1 reri in c cnvinced thot t ere re n ore
of s th.::n t · s ele c t ion .: inr · c2+es) .
I e. nect t·12.t ladd ox 1 .'i ll take
a lo t of Cal la·r2y ' s vote ; anc wo·, d a vict'"'ry y y o t· on . --ve:;;':c r 8
e c1ny more s 1·rn ri sinn; than l,1ccidox ' s yestcr, ay?
I ar:· S'"re thr.t r.rnny
n()re n --- de n ,tes rnd l ibe rals-- r s "ell tlS neo·. . le ;·:ho are si rmly sanc-vill «;et a,,J. and vote , after t·1i s c 2tastro he , es 1 ccially if t 'CY
c o,·ldl v ote f,....r yo" .
For r:, ny lil~e my se l f i t is c:i real nr obl eri •Jhcthe r
to vote fo r Calla1ay or not to v ote at 811 .
I , n a ()'r cl nte student at IIarv2.rd ; if the r e is anythin'."'"
I cn.n do : '"' r you , or •or even reasonable noliti cs in ~c'"'r"'i2. ,
1,lca:·c 1 ct nc k10u . And a ·n in , let ne be~ you tc of~ er y 0 1:rsel f
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P. 0 . Box 4 0 56
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30302
September 30th
19
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PERSONAL
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of A~lanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
What happened to the Empire State, it seems that this
Carmichael and the eruption here in Atlanta and throughput the country on this Black Power has frightened many
good citizens. But at the same time, I glory in your
presentation to the public, even though those who
voted for Lester Maddox didn't approve.
I am jus t wondering if there i s anything that can be
done that will change this s i t uation. Of course, it
was mor e tha n unfo r tuna te , e spec i ally afte r the wor k
which ha s been done by you and others, bu t I am sur e that
by hold ing s teadfa s t we wil l stil l come ou t on t op.
One thing was certain, it was a re l ief t o see tha t the
Lieutenant was defeated in a big way. This at leas t
gives us some satisfactinn .
Again congratulations on your position. It seems that
whenever you do have to make a stateme nt you "hit the
nail on the headment:At least, I know tha
hr ougho'?7 the
country the state/has received approval.
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With all good wishes to you and yolu · .
assurance of my high admiration, ~ /
Sincerely,
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1464 Mill Acres Dr.
Atlanta, Ga 30311
October 1, 1966
Honorable Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Ga
Dear Mayor Allen:
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your
excellent statement on the election of Lester Maddox.
It was exactly what I felt but was unable to express
in such appropiate language.
I thank God for your leadership every nightand I hope
that your health will hold b ut so that you may continue
to lead Atlanta in a direction that makes me proud to
say I am from Atlanta when I am out of the state , although
I am now sorry to have to say that I am from the State of
Georgia.
My husband joins me in expressing our thanks and admiration
to you for the very fine job you are doing for the City of
Atlanta, and most especially since the strike of the
City Fireman and the recent riots.
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Telephone: JA. 2-7491
Sept. 30, 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mayor Allen:
I'm sure you are very busy and your schedule
Please do not take time · to answer this
letter. First of all, as a dentist, I commend
your stand on fluoridation. I attended the breakfast at which you spoke at the Marriott during the
Hinman Dental Meeting.
is loaded.
Secondly, your position on our civil rights
problem and your action during our recent trouble
have clinched my respect for you as a man. I'm
not certain that you wer~n't reckless with your
life, though.
Lastly, your statement following the run-off
catasthrope has made my wife and I unswerving admirers and supporters of · yours from here on in.
The man has to be a fool, but a dangerous fool,
and must be stopped someway. Please put my card
somewhere, and if you need any kind of help, just
call.
Respectfully,


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D.D.S.
P.S.
Since I have been taking care of the teeth of
most of the Braves players (Eddie Glennon too),
I owe you something extra for bringing them to
town. ~ , d - .
�STEVENS &
WILKINSON
ARCHI T ECTS
ENG IN EERS
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S T REET, N.W., A TL AN T A,
G E ORG IA
30303
September 30, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor,
City of Atlanta,
City Hall,
30303
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I want to thank you for the fine job you have
done during the recent racial disturbances.
I am proud to have such a mayor.
I am also
glad that you spoke your mind yesterday concerning Lester Maddox instead of the soft shoe
routine demonstrated by the State Office
holders.
Very truly yours,
PS/jm
P. S. STEVENS
P. F. JEFFRIES
J . R. WILKINSON
W. C. WOMACK
W. H. BARNETT
M. V. BRADDY, JR.
A. C. HUDSON
C. 0. FISCHER
R. A. MEIER
P. S. STEVENS, JR.
W. P. MILLER, JR.
�CHARLES
M.
NICE,JR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
538iH:s
FRANK NELSON BUILDING
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Sep t. JO, t66.
Hon. Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Geor gia
De ar Mayor Allen:
I want to write and commend you on the fine
s t a temen t y ou hav e made on the horrifyi ng Madd ox
v i c t ory.
Such a sta t ement had t o b e made for
Ge orgia and the South by some one of y our stature.
Ellis Arnall, of course, could not hav e made it
as it would have appeared as poor sportsmanship
on his part.
As it was he took defeat admirably
and I hope he will come b ack to fight an other day.
Congratulations to you for speaking out.
You
have always shown yourself to be a leader with political courage and force.
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RHODES-HAVERTY BUILDING • ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA •
TELETYPE: AT 752 • TELEPHONE : JACKSON 4-3486
September 30, 1966
Mr. Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
MY HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR STAND, WITH REGARD TO
MR. LESTER MADDOX • • ••• YOU, MR. ALLEN, ARE PRICELESS~
The world must be told that true Georgians are not the
rebels of our nation. My great-grandfather surrendered
at Appomattox, with General Lee. Your stand wa s as much
a mark of true leadership as was this surrender. There
are many intelligent, logical thinking people in this
state who feel exactly as you do.
Mr . Maddox is in no way qualified to be Governor of the
State of Georgia, but he is well-qualified to embarrass
our state before the world.
You may feel that you must go fishing on election day,
but I must GO-BO!
Sincerely,
7<~/~4
Hazel D. Shealy
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Southerner)
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Atlanta, Georgia
September 29, 1966
Hon. Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
The results of the run-off yesterday for the Democratic
gubernat orial candidate are a disappointment for me and sure ly
a cause for concern for all citizens in thi s community and
state. Fortunately, however , the Democratic primary is no
longer necessarily the equivalent of the election and we still
have a choi ce and chance to keep our state headed in the right
direction. The ch oice between Lester Maddox and Howard
Calloway is one which we cannot afford not making.
You, Sir, are highly respected in this connnunity and ,
f or that reason, I call upon you to take stock of our
situation and to take steps in the direction of preserving
us from Mr. Maddox for the next four years. It would appear
that committees of responsible citizens in Georgia could be
organized by you and others to raise funds for Mr. Gal loway's
campaign and to get out the vote in November. If I may be of
assi stance, feel free to · call on meo
�PAUL SEYDEL
1991 W'EST PACES FERRY R OAD, N.W.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30327
29 Sep t., 1966
Mayor Ivan Allen
Atl an t a , Ga .
Dear Ivan:
Thank you most sincerely for expressing
as closely as possible in polite l anguage what
so many of us feel about the results of the runoff
election .
And thank God we have Ivan Allen a s ma yor
of Atl an t a .
Mos t sincerely
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P. S.: . Someone quo t ed you as saying you might just go
fishin g.
Regardless of who wins in November , would
like to invite you and Lou to j oin us a board our sloop
in the Caribbean .
Wanda and I will be exploring the
islands most of t he win t er • • • • • if you can take off
and would be interested, we ' d be delight ed to have you ••••
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HARRY W. ROHRER
1927 NORTH DECATUR ROAD, N. E.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30307
Oct ober l , 1966
Honorable I van .Allen J r . Mayor
City Hall
Atlant a , Georgi a
30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
You no doubt are getting various react i ons t o t he statement
you made recent ly con cerning th e fa ct t hat Mr. Maddox has
become t he democrat i c nomineee for St at e Governor.
\iJhile we are not residents of the incorporat ed limit s of the
City of At lant a, we are r esidents of Great er Atlanta. We have
t ried to help in various ways to make . tlant a one of the finest cities cf the world, this in particular by helping in the
Laymen's Movement to encourage the integration of our public
schools.
Mrs. Rohrer Joins me in highest commendations t o you our City
Mayor for~ speaking out as you did wi th reference to the
nomination of probably our rankest segregationi st and disturber of our efforts for peaceful advance. ,,Jhile many of us
thought we worked rather dilligently we apparently did not
work hard enough to beat him in the run off.
Since we are where we are, be assurred we are going to do everything we feel we can to support you and the cause which you so
manfully espouse. Someone has said, 11A single breaker may
recede, yet the tide keeps rolling in. 11 Let's add str ength to
the tide of right.
Have you suggestions f or next steps?
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H.W. Rohr er
Retired YMCA Secret ary
HWR-r
�September 30, 1966
The Honorable Ivan Allen,Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
Office of the Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I would like you to know that I agree with your
recent statement concerning the election of Lester
Maddox. There must be many other Georgians who
feel the same way about this situation and I'm glad
you had the courage and forthrightness to put it into
words for all of us.
May I also say that I admire you very much for the
way you handled the recent unfortunate racial disturbances in Atlanta.
With more capable, levelheaded men like yourself in office, Georgia would be
a better state and perhaps such political fiascos as
the one mentioned above would not take place.
Thank you for adding to my pride in being a Georgian.
Sincerely,
~~
Mrs. C. C. Giddens!!!
Gracewood, Ga .
�Mrs. Catherine J. Matthews
2284 Coolidge, Apt. 207
Troy, Michigan
48084
The Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor _of the City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Honorable Sir:
Last night I saw you on the CBS late news coverage and I want
to commend you on your fine efforts for the great State of Georgia.
It's true, the Great Seal of Georgia is a little tarnished now and
the future looks grim. After seeing you last night I decided I
would write you and the lead story in this morning 's paper on the
editorial page (enclosed ) fully expresses my sentiments
Georgia deserves better.
I was bor.n in Atlanta and lived there all my life until the past
two years and what happ ens there concerns me a great deal as
I hop e to return some d ay.
My family and many good friends
live in Georgia.
You have done a wonderful job in Atlanta and I sincerely wish you
the very best in the future.
Atlanta, and the State of Georgia,
need you, more so now tha n ever. Good luck and God bless you.
Sincere ly,
�PRINCETON MEDICAL GROUP
MEDICAL ARTS BUILD I NG- SUITE B
SURGERY
INTERNAL MEDICINE
WITHERSPOON AND FRANKLIN STREETS
JAMES B. HASTINGS,M.D.
D. BARTON STEVENS,M.D.
PRINCETON, N.J. 08540
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J. LEONARD MOORE , M. D.
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The Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor , City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr . Allen:
Congratulations on your courageous comment on the nomination of Lester Maddox
for governor. I painfully awaited the national news on this ev3nt, but your cogent
remarks were sort of an antidote.
I am even more alarmed than I was three days ago, for now all those silent
Democrats seemed to awaken and are climbing on the bandwagon . As bitter as the choice
is, I feel th t we must vote for the more moderate of the candidates, Bo Calloway.
My artlcle from the Goffe ~ County Progress shows my concern.
��Fred Romero 111
600 E. Country Club Dr.
Yuma, Arizona
Dear Mayor,
This letter is to express my appreciation and pride
for what you tried to do in the name of justice and fairplay during the recent racial disturbance in your city. In
one sens e it would seem that you did no more than what a
man in your position would be expected to do, but when it
is taken into concideration that you are a prominant Southern
Gentleman in charge of a large city in the South •••. what
you did is just this side of great.
Not many people would have acted as you did if they
were in your place. What ever your personal views on the
Negro
and his problems matters little. What does matter is
the fact that you saw fit to uphold the duties of yuur
office in the highest tradition. It would be all too easy
in this day and age for you to turn your back on the situation, things being what they are you would have had many
supporters if you had chosen to take a stand of silence.
I realize that a letter of this nature means little or
nothing to a man of your standing. You have more important
things to do than read trivia. But, still and all perhaps
if you receive more such letters from half way across the
continent, you will stand taller and fight harder knowing
that there are a few of us around who back you up.
Keep up the good work,
�Douglas C. Billian
1009 Park Ave.
New York, N. Y. 10028
Sept emberl8,
1966
M y or Iv n Allen
City H 11
At l anta, Georg i
Dear M yor Al l en:
You ' ve been h v i ng your hand s ful l l at e l y {don 't
y ou a l ways) but h ve s ome s tisfa c t l on from
k nowi n g t h t s ome of your fellow At l nt a ns
around the c ountry a re mighty proud of t he
way you ' ve ho ndled re c ent T V interviews . And ,
fr an k ly, I ' m not a t al l c onvinc ed t h t Mr .
Ca rmi ch e l 1 s preform n e e h s done a nyt h ing more
or less t h n t o focus a tte nt ion on just h ow
well Atlant a ha s h nd l ed t he problems common
to 11 c itie s, north and sout h .
Cert inl y the inc i de nts ha ve been unc lled f rDr
nd gr nt ed , the N. Y. Time s nd W 11 Str eet
Journ 1 h v e h d their fun in their s muggness,
but I c n tell you s omet hing firsth nd . In
my tr vels round t he country t h is p st ye r
since being tr nsferred to NY (McGr w-Hill
Pub lish j ng) I ' ve he ra noth i np but prise nd
wonderment bout Atl nt • I don 't men just
re g rding t he race s i t u t ion , I men on
bro d
range there is n incre sing recognition that
Atla nt just h s to bead rn fine pl~ce to live
nd earn a s tisfying and rew:.rding living .
As one with deep roots in Atla nt , and
pl n
to return one d y, it is gr tifyi ng indeed
to see t h em yor led s you h ve.
Kindest person 1 reg rds,
~J ~ U-L<c;_._.
Dru g l s C. Billl n
�Federal Programs for Baldwin County Schools
400 W, Hancock Street
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
September 30, 1966
The Honor able Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
It is not my cus tom to write letters to persons in poli tical office.
I thought about communicating with you at the time Atl anta 's firemen walked
out, and again following the riots. I felt that the vi sion and courage you
displayed on those occasions were exemplary and should be commended. Now
you have vividly expressed my shocked outrage at the results of the Democratic runoff, and I feel compe.lled to l et you know that there are many of
us who endorse your statement.
I want to go further, too, and express appreciation for the quality
of leadership you are providing. To date you are the only Georgian in high
political office who has dared to make a public declaration deploring the
outcome of the primary, and warning the people of its possible devastating
effects on our state. Many of us are deeply grateful that you have sufficient courage to be a spokesman for us.
Sincerely,
( Mrs .) Lena F. Fuller
Coordinator
LFF:ec
�HENRY M. HENDERSON
P . O . BO X
248
ATLANTA I , GEORGIA
30301
ctober 1, 1966
Hono r abl e Ivan Allen, J r .,
Mayo r , City of At l anta
City Hall
6 8 i tche ll Stree t, S. t •
At l anta , Georgia JO 3 O J
Dear I· r . Ma.yo r :
e observat ions t hat you made to t1e public concerning one of the resul ts of the recent State emocratic
~ un- off Primary we re indeed maste r f ul and you expressed
my sentiments exactly.
I am enc losing copies of writings of even da te herewith manifesting my own proposals for sol ution of the predicament fac ed by those Democrats in our situationo
So me way just must be found for revers ing t he momentary bli ht t hat has come upon t he exce llent r e cord of you,
your predecesso r and the r e spective colleagues of each of
you made toward exce llent and responsible government a nd
true democracy , brought on by th machinat ions you s o
adequate ly described.
eanwhi l e , your stature increases with your every
manifestation of the ideal leader .
Sincerely yours ,
Henry M. Henderson-h
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�From Georgia Laws, 1965 Sessi on; page 766 :
Be it resolved by the General Assembly of Georgia :
nseotion 1. Art 1ole II of the Const1tut1on, relating to
the
1ect.1ve franchise , is hereby a.mended by adding at
tho end thereof a now Section to be numbered Section VII
and to read as follows :
"Section VII. Fara.graph I . Wr1te- 1n Votes . No person
el ot don a wr1te-1n vote shall be eligible to hold off1oe
unless notice of his intention of candidaoy was given
twenty or more days prior to the el ction by the person to
be a writ - in oand1d.ate, or by some other person or group
of persons
1f~ed to vot 1l1 the subject eleot1on, as
follo : In a tate general l ct1on, to the Secretary of
State and by pub1 1ca.t1on in a pap r of general circulation
ill. the state ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.. • • • • • • • . • • • • • • • • . . • • • • • nte Gen-eraJ. ss mbly- may enact other rea onabl regulations
and require complianc there 11th as a condition of el1g1b111ty to hold office 1n this State. "
I.n the General leotion of 1962 a similar- proposed a nd.ment prov1d1.Dg f o r ~ days
t1oe as def' at d b
vot of :
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