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August 27. 1963
Dr . J . M cDowell Richard s ,
Presi dent
Colum bia Theological Sem inary
Decatur , Georgia
Dear Mac:
Your note of the 30th. concerni ng my
te s tim ony in Wa s hington was gratefully received.
P lease consi der that your note and
encouragem ent help ed m e through a very difficult
p eriod .
Sincerely.
Iv an Allen, Jr . ,
Mayor
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�August 27. 1963
M r. Henry L. de Give
Healey Building
Atlanta 3. Georgia
Dear Henry:
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M ay I express my appreciation for
your note of July 31_. regarding m y testimony
in Washington.
Your commendation certainly m akes
a difficult task easier, and I a m m ost grateful
for your support. With highest personal regards.
I am
Sincerely yours.
Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor
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�HEN RY
L.
DE GIVE
COUNSELLOR AT LAW
HE ALEY BUILDING
ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
July 31, 1963
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
At lanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I would like to compliment you on your
testimony on the Civil Rights Bill.
I feel it took a great deal of courage
for you to present your views in this manner
with which I heartily agree.
I am very proud of you and proud that
Atlanta has such a Mayor.
Sincerely yours,
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JACKSON 4-4704
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August 27., 1 963
M r . Clifford Oxford
Johnson., Oxford & Taylor
Atlanta Federal Savings Building
Atlanta 3. Georgia
Dear Clifford:
Just a note to express my appreciation for
your thoughtfulness in writing m e concerning the
Public Accommodation B ill.
I greatly value your friendship and appreciate
your constant aid. With highest p ersonal regards ,
lam
Sincerely yours.
Ivan Aile~ Jr.,
Mayor
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�I.AW OFFICES OF
JOHNSON, OXFORD & TAYLOR
ATLANTA !"ED!::RAL SAVINGS BUILDING
ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
PHONES JA. 2-4866
JA. 3-8081
J, N . JOHNSON
CLIFFORD OXFORD
EUGENE 5. TAYLOR
JOSEPH W. LOVE
FRANK W . BRANDON
WILLIAM W. EPSTEIN
W. P . WILBANKS, JR .
August 6, 1963
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
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I want to connnend you on your position relative to the
Public Acconnnodations Bill. 11
I feel that it is encumbered upon Congress to pass a law
that would give direction to the various cities. This would
certainly clarify the position of those cities so that they
would know how to enforce the law or else there would be no
law they could enforce.
It is a most controversial issue in Atlanta today, and
it took a great deal of courage for you to speak out on it.
I think that most of the antipathy for such a law comes from
ignorance, but it is perfectly obvious that in a country where
the people with whom we were engaged in war a few years ago
are welcomed into a restaurant, and the citizens of this
country who fought against them in behalf of America are
refused can't be right and something has got to be done
to rectify this great human error.
With kindest regards, I am
Cli ford Ox ford
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�Augu s t 2 7, 1963
Dr. F . Earl McLendon
Medical Director
The McLendon Hospital, Inc .
1370 Sharon St. , N. W .
Atlant a , Georgia
Dear Dr . Mc Lendon~
Please excuse my delay in not expressing
my appreciation earlier for your kind note of
August 1.
I am. most grateful for your writing and
for your very fine commendation. With highest
personal regards, I am
Si ncerely yours.
Ivan All n, Jr. ,
Mayor
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Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. ,
City Hall
At lanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Mayor,
I have been away f r om my office for a short while, but I also wish
to register with you my sincere appreciation for your testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee. It took courage for you to elucidate your strong position on behalf of justice and right. I know, in
the end, thousands of others thinking differently, will fina1ly come
to agreeing with your stand. Congratulation8.,.
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M rs . G . Ray Mitchell
Atlanta Board of Education
224 Central Ave., S. W.
Atlanta 3, Georgi a
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Dear Sara:
It is a little late. but again I want to thank
you for your nice note of August 1, and add that I
miss not seeing you m ore often.
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I am proud of the job you are doing on the
B oard of Education, and I am sure that you and I
agree that getting things done id not always a
pleasant ta k.
With appreciation. I am
Sincerely yours.
Ivan All n , Jr.
Mayor
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�BOARD of EDUCATION
224 Central Avenue., S.W.
August 1, 1963
Dear Ivan:
I read with much interest your recent
statement before the Committee for Civil Rights. Although I have mixed feelings on the Public Accommodations
section, I deeply admire and appreciate your willingness
to express your own beliefs. Taking the long view I feel
that you are right and I am sure that men with vision and
courage like yourself are desperately needed in America
today.
Since you first offered for election I have
had a strong belief in your basic integrity and honesty,
a fee~ing, too, that when the chips were down you would
always do what was right and best. I was proud to be
represented by you in Washington, and I am proud and
grateful for what you are doing at home.
One of the disappointments I have had since
being elected to the Board of Education is that our pa ths
so seldom cross.
With love ,
PRESIDENT
TREASURER
MEMBERS
Elmo Holt, 6th Ward
Clark Howell, Jr.
Oby T. Brewer, Jr., City at Large
Harold F. Jackson, 2nd Ward
Rufus E. Clement, 3rd Ward
T. Charles Allen, 5th Ward
Glenn Frick, 7th Ward
Mrs. G. Ray Mitchell, 8th Ward
VICE PRESIDENT
HONORARY PRESIDENT
Fred M. Shell, 4th Ward
Ed S. Cook, 1st W ard
SECRETARY
SUPERINTENDEl\'li
Louise Simpson
John W Letson
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August 27, 1963
The Reverend Joseph Johnson, Sr.
Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
388 Glenn St. , S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Reverend Johnson:
May I express my appreciation to
you and your congregation for your· wire
concerning my testimony before the Senate
Commerce Committee.
I am m ost grateful for your support •.
and hope that you will personally thank each
member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Sincerely.
Ivan Allen, Jr .•
Mayor
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�August 27 , 1963
Mrs . Fred W. Patterson
2 9 5 9 Andrew s Dr • ., N. W.
Atlanta 5 , Georgia
Dear Mrs . Patterson:
Thank you very m uch for your kind note
concerning m y recent testimony in Washington ..
The note from you and M r . Patterson,
com ing at the time it did, was a g1·eat help during
a very trying period. Your commendation is
g1·atefully appreciated.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr. ,
Mayor
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�August 27, 1963
The Reverend Allison F . Willia.ms
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Howell Mill and Moores :r.. •u Road
Atlanta 5,, Georgia
Dear Allison:
May I expre s m y appreciation for your
note and the clipping from the New York Times
regarding m y recent testim ony before the Senate
Commerce Comm ittee.
I a m m ost grateful for your expression
of comrn.endation and hope that I continue to me rit
your support.
Sincerely.
!van A llen. Jr.,
Mayor
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Hon. Ivan A llen, Jr.
Of fice of the Mayor
City Ha ll
Atlanta, Ge orgia
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Dear Ivan :
The encl os ed editorial from the New York
Times expresses for many of us a quiet sense
of gratitude for you r positive voice in an
extre mely complex issue. I rea d with much
interest and endorsement the excerpts of
your p r es entation to the committee in Washington.
Just wanted you to kn ow of my symp athetic
feeling toward what you are see k ing to represent
in the leadershi p of our community.
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EMORY UNIVERSITY
A TLANTA
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
_22 ,
GEORGIA
July 29, 1963
1' ayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
I have just read the report of your appearance before the
committee in Washington yesterday. I am heartene by your courageous
an enlightene stan. Your timely and forthright statements stan
in happy contrast to the irres ponsible and emotional tira es to which
I listened recently when I attended the meeting sponsored by the Citizens Council at the Dinkler Hotel .
You have done our city , our region and our nation a great service
by publ icly supporting the pending Civil Rights legislation .
Sincerely yours,
W/h
��- First Methodist Church
1630 HINMAN AVENUE
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS
August 27, 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
T.h ough we now find ourselves living on the North
Shore of Lake Michigan, we keep in close contact
with Atlanta through the daily Atlanta Constitution. Also, we have been privileged to have two
months this summer at our mountain cabin near
Dahlonega, Georgia; so we have met and talked
with many of our friends in and around Atlanta.
I want you to know again how grateful I am for
the leadership you are giving in Atlanta and so
many areas. I understand that through your recent
testimony on the Kennedy Civil Rights legislation
there is extra turbulene e in your life. Let me say,
however, that the whole nation is grateful - and
more o:f the South than you may realize - for your
forthright honesty.
Don't let the difficulty of witness ever cause
your spirits to £lag! Being right is the only
reward we ought to desire. I am sure this is
satisfaction enough for you.
Sincerely,
DK:ep
Dow Kirkpatrick
�EMORY UNIVERSITY
ATLA N TA
DIVISION OF TEACHER EDUCATION
22,
GEORGIA
August 2. 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta. Geor gia
Dear Mr. Allens:
I deeply appreciate the courage you r ecently displayed in your testimony
for civil rights legislat ion. Your testimony was intell i gent. sensi tive. and
courageous.
You have earned nr::, support for as l ong as you care to run f or
public office.
Very tru]y yours.
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
Purchasing
4 03 C ITY H A LL -
Department
JAckson 2 -4463
Atlanta 3, Georgia
ERNE S T .J
B R EW E R
P ur c h asi n g Age n t
July 30, 1963
.J . FORR ES T GEE
Assistant P urchas, ng .l.gent
Honorable Ivan Alen,
Room 206
City Hall
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Dear Mr. Mayor:
You are certai nly to be congratulated and commended for
your statement before the Committee on Commerce, having
reference to Senate ill 1732 .
I t was a masterful presentation and took a great deal
of coura e ( ut you are not lacking in thi s). For many years
I have ha a very high regard for you as a leader i n busi ness
and civic affairs and that regard has increased for you as
ayor of this City as you evidence outstan ing qualities of
lea ershi and real courage.
Uith best wishes , I am
EJB : jsb
M E M -BER: N ational I nstitute of Governmental Purchasing
N ational Association of P urchas ing Age nts
�ATLANTA NEWS AGENCY
P . 0.BOX 355
HARRY ELSON
3875 GREEN INDUSTRIAL WAY
PRES IDENT
CHAMBLEE, GEORGIA
Dear Mayor Allen:
We are most proud of your testimony before
the Senate Committee recently in Washington.
I do not agree with all your thinking but I am
pleased to know that Atlanta has a man of
courage and sincerity as its Mayor.
HE:ee
Mayor Ivan B. Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
July 3 0 , 1 9 6 3
�THE FULTON
NATIONAL BANK
MA IN OFFICE AT HENR Y GRA D Y SQUARE
MARIETTA AND FORSYTH STREETS
P .O. BOX 4387 , ATLANTA 2, GEORGIA
JACK BALSER
July 30 1 1963
ASSISTANT CASHIER
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. ,
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
I know that you will get plenty of correspondence condeming
your testimony in behalf of President Kennedy's Civil Rights
Bill.
While I do not necessarily agree with your position,_ on the
Public Accommodations Section of the Bill, I want to tell
you that at least one of the citizens of your community admires your forthrightness and courage.
I think Atlanta is very for t unate to be represented by a
person of your calib~r.
Sincerely ,
P""'~
Jack Bals er
JB/vlb
�August 27, 1963
Mr. Richard Lewisohn
663 Fifth Avenue
New York 22, New York
Dear Richard:
Thanks for your nice letter of the 31st, and I hope you will
excuse my slight delay in answeri ng it. I had seen the
editorial in the New York Times, and I think it is excellent
and very complimentary. B est of luck to you on the next
time around.
Although m y position has received very favorable national
commendation, it has not been very comfortable here in
Atlanta. In general. our business friends have really been
upset, and I have had to bear constant criticisrn. I felt that
I was right, and I have not changed any of my opinions.
We leave next week for Nairobi where Louis will join us
for a 4-week Salad. The " we is Inman and myself. Thi
is my first time away from the office since I have been here,
and I am looking forward to it greatly.
Let me know what I your plans ar
this Fall, and if you have
any !r e time to come down in Novemb r or D cember, we
will sp nd a full week at the F rm, which now has the added
ttraction of going fishing as
11 as good hunting. It i not
the same type of fishing that you and I have enjoyed at Homosassa,
but it is still good. With high st personal regards, I am
Sine rely yours.
Ivan All
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RICLEW, NEWYORK
RICHARD LEWISOHN
663 FIFTH AVE N UE
NEW YORK 22, N . Y .
July 31, 1963
Honorable Ivan Allen, J r.
29 Pryor St., N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear I van :
I have been following with great interest your recent
involvements with the United States Senate, and I want
to commend you for a performance which, as far as I can
tel l, has been without criticism. This is certainly
true up in these parts of the country.
I have no doubt that you saw the editorial in the
NEW YORK Til"IES, which makes us even. Jus t i n case you
wi ll want to be amused, I am enclosing a copy of what
they said about me sometime back. As you probably know,
I withdrew for various reasons, which I would love to
explain to you when I see you.
When are we going to be able to take a little time off
together? I am ready-! Best to the family.
Sincerely,
,;()~
RL:afp
encl.
Richard Lewisohn
�THE NEW YORK TIMES, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1963.
.ADOLPH
s. OCHS, Publisher 1896-1935
PUBIJSHED EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
ARTHUR HAYS SULZBERGER, Chairman of the Board
ORVIL E. DRY FOOS, President and Publisher 1961-1963
.A)IORY H. BRADFORD, Vice President
HARDING F. BANCROFT, Secretary
FRANCIS .A. cox, Treasurer
Cousin Richard Wins
Richard S. Aldrich is winner of the New York
County Republican organization's designation to
be Councilman at Large from Manhattan despite
the handicap that he has lived out of this country during most of the last decade. Thus his
opportunity has presumably been curtailed for
close acquaintance with party workers on ,the
precinct level and for intimate knowledge of the
problems of city government.
He has surmounted these obstacles. A character reference offered a few days ago may
have been helpful. "He is my cousin and think
very highly of him," said Governor Rockefeller.
Ttle Governor was careful to point out that he
was "not promoting Mr. Aldrich's candidacy.·•
But something turned the tide.
Governor Rockefeller's interest in Republican
candidates for New York City office has lacked
constancy. If he has any candidates in the other
four counties for Councilman at Large, he has
kept it a dark secret from the public.
Disappointed in his expectation that Manha ttan Republicans would have a "free and open"
unbossed convention, Mr. Aldrich's neaI'est riva l,
Richa rd Lewisohn, threatens a primary contest.
He is "strongly favored" by Representative John
V. Lindsay. Some would see in such a primary
race a kind of .popularity test between Rockefeller and Lindsay. Mr. Lewisohn, a business
man, has been trying to overcome the disadva ntage of being a non-cousin of the Governor
by attending City Council meetings, working in
civic agencies a nd otherwise preparing to be a
councilm an. The Republican county committee
apparently took a dim view of this naive, 'businesslike approach to public office.
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LEWISOHN
Lewisohn for Counc ilman Committe e
663 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.
for
COUNCILMAN
Me rcury Reproduction Service
82 Beaver St., New York, N.Y.
�August 27 , 1963
Mr . Paul E . Burbank
RFD - 2
Brunswick, Maine
Dear Paul:
In all of the mumble jumple of the C i vil Rights issue I put aside
your nice letter in order that I could properly respond to it. It
was gratefully received, and you were very thoughtful to write.
It seemed like old times to hear from you and Ruth.
As you can probably realize, it has been a l ong and tedious
two years for me, Atlanta is breaking out at the seams with
progress and prosperity while the rest of the South flounders
in indecision. Our liberal viewpoint, however,. subjects us to
the most vicious type of anonymous criticism as well as open
castigation. We kind of live from one crisis to the next with
the full assurance that there will be something else tomorrow.
I hear about you from Paul Buckwalter, with whom I still have
close contact sever al times a year. I certainly hope to have
the pleasure of seeing you and Ruth some times soon.
Just a word about our own activities - Ivan III is married and
in the company business having a great experience. Daddy is
still in excellent health, and our business continues to thrive
under Bill Glenn's leade:rship, all of which is very wonderful.
Louise is in Europe, and Inman and I will join her in Nairobi
on September 7. for a month of big game hunting. I will be
back in Atlanta after the first of October, and this is the first
time I have be n away in tw nty months in office. 1 exp ct I
need it badly.
�M r. Paul E. Bu1·bank
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August 27, 1963
I certainly like the looks of the Two Fathom Farm and hope
that .the pine tree forest is thriving.
If you are still interested in the airplane business, I hope
you will fly down to Atlanta sometimes .
Thanks again for your kind letter , and wit h love to Ruth, I
am
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen. Jr . ,
Mayor
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SIMON H . R I F"K I N D
RO BERT E . S AM UELS
JOHN F". WHAR T ON
LL OY D K . GARRISON
M Y E R 0 . M ERMIN
H O WAR D A . S EI T Z
H . R USS E LL W I NOKUR
A LE X AND E R HEHME Y E R
A DRI AN W . D EW I ND
ED WA RD G . M ILLE R , JR .
M O RRI S B . A B R A M
M O R DEC A I R OCH LI N
PAU L J. NEWLON
JOSEPH S . IS EMAN
JAM E S B . LE W I S
SIDNEY R . N U SSEN F E L D
MARTIN K LEINBARD
N O R MAN ZE L ENKO
JOH N E . M ASSENGAL E
JAY H . TO P KIS
E D WARD N . C OS T IK Y A N
R OB ER T H . MONTGOMER Y. J R .
JOHN C . T A Y L O R . 3 A o
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CAB LE: L ON G S I G HT, N . Y.
R AN D O LP H
LOUI S
J u l y 31, 1963
Dear Ivan:
I simpl y c anno t l et the occ asion gr ow s tale
wi t hout te ll i ng y ou how deeply proud I was of your
br i lliant performanc e before the Congressio nal Commi t t e e
last week.
As a f ormer resident of Atlanta I have
been c ongratul a t ed by many people on t he pe rforma n ce
of Atlant a ' s Mayor .
Re a lly , yours was an a c t of r e al
s t atesmanship and fa r sighted courage .
predic ti on :
I make thi s
that t he r e wi ll be many ma jor busine sse s
a t tract ed to Atlant a simply on t he b a s is of the ki nd of
Mayor who presides ove r its aff airs.
My best perso nal regards t o you and Louise.
With deep respe c t, I am
As e ver,
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
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Mr . P aul T . Stafford
Paul Stafford Associates
155 East 50th. Street
New York 22, New York
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De ar Paul:
Your nice note of the 30th. is received
with appreciation and interest.
It is always good to hear from you, and I
hope that our paths w ill cross again real soori.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor
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TELEPHONE
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N E W
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421-0270
July 30, 1963
Mr. Ivan Allen, Jr.
The Ivan Allen Company
29 Pryor Street N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I read with great interest your forthright and courageous
statement last week before the Senate Commerce Committee.
Congratulations.
With best regards,
Sinfil
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Jlfember o f' the 7'/ssocialion of' Executive 'Recruiting Consultants. /nc.
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Madr id 1 3, Espana,
August 4, 1963 .
Mayor Ivan All en J r.,
Atlanta, Georgia .
Dear Ma y or Allen :
I have noted with much interest your testimony before the Senate Commer ce Commi ttee, in which you urged Congress t o enact a bi ll to ban discrimination i n publi c accommodations .
As an In diana-born white U.S. citizen, I heartily congratulate you on
your farsi ghted and civili zed approach t o our serious problem of racial
discrimination.
Sincerely yours,
Kenneth H. Vande rford
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UNIVERSITY
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NEW
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UPSTATE MEDICAL. CENTER
766 IRVING AVENUE
SYRACUSE 10, NEW YORK
COL.l.EGE OF MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
September 18, 1963
Mr. Ivan Allen, Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Allen:
I just wanted to express to you my deep admiration for
the statement which you made before the Senate Commerce
Committee on July 26, 1963. In the midst of all the turmoil
and desolation of the present civil rights struggle, your
expression of conscience stands out like a beacon in the
night. I know whereof I speak. I was born, raised and
educated in North Carolina and my grandfather was a first
lieutenant in the 38th Virginia Infantry.
Georgia can be proud of you.
Sincl#JrU
Lytt I. Gardner, M. D.
Professor of Pediatrics
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Mr. Morris B . Abram
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
575 Madison Avenue
New York 22, New York
Dear Morris:
I
Thanks for your note of the 31st about the
Washington appearance. I needed all the support
that ould be mustered because things here in
Atlanta were not so pleasant.
Please give my love to Jane , and with
best wishes, I am
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr. ,
Mayor
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AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF ATLANTA
OFFICERS
666 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta 8, Georgia
Phone: 876-4481
WM. A. M ITCHELL
President
W ILLIAM G . K IRKLAND
Executi ve V ice President
J AM ES W. DORSEY
Secreta ry & General Counsel
E LIZABETH STERLING
Treasurer
E LIZABETH H. PARHAM
Cashier
AD AI R L. CORL EY
Savings O ffice r
DIRECTORS
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia
EUGENE M. CLARY
JAMES W. DORSEY
Dear Ivan:
ALLEN S. HARDIN
RALPH A. HEFNER
CAR L E. KNOX
FRANK M. MALONE
SAM MASSELL, JR.
HAROLD F. McCART
WM. A. MITCHELL
JUN IUS S. ROBERTS
ROY B. SEWELL, SR.
Enclosed you will find a copy of a recent article
that appeared in the Atlanta Constitution. I want
to personally congratulate you for the courage you
had in y our statement made to the Senate Commerce
Committee.
With kindest regards, I am
DR. THOMAS B. SHARP
WILLIAM B. SHARTZER
ly y ours ,
ELIZABETH STERLING
DR . JACK A. THOMPSON
M/ep
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August 1. 1963
165 Central Av., SW
Atlanta. Georgia 30303
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
May or, City of Atianta
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear sir:
I wis h to express, praise of you for your courageous
stand on the public accommodations section of the proposed
Civil Ri ght s legislat ion.
Sincerely yours,
~µdfz
7?J~LL/'
Dorothy Mot . 'kle
Field Instructor
Florida State Universit y
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July 31 , 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mayor's Office
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Mayor :
I am impelled to write you t o express my
admiration for your courageous and intelligent
statement before the Senate Committee.
I am a S'an Francisco business man, an officer
of Levi strauss & Company which has recently
built a branch garment factory in Blue Ridge,
Georgia. On a recent visit to the plant, my
wife and I went on to see your beautiful city.
We were struck not only by the physical aspects
of Atlanta, but by the very understanding
attitude of some of your good citizens.
Our Nation ' s problems would be on the way to
quick solution. if there were more superb
citizens and officials such as you.
Sincerely yours,
Daniel E. Koshland
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2550 BAN K O F GEORGIA BUILD I NG
ATLANTA 3 , GEORGIA
JOHN GLUSTROM
T E LEPHONE 6 88-37 0 3
PRESIDE N T
July 31 , 1963
The Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta , Geo rg i a
Dear Mayor Allen :
It was with a great deal of pleasure that I read the news accounts
of your recent testimony at the civil rights bill hearing.
Your ideas were highly impressive, attuned to the times and changing
world conditions and delivered in accordance with the Atlanta image
we know our city has throughout this country o
Although the Chamber of Commerce has spoken against the measure, I
am one of the many Chamber members and native Atlantans who disag ree
with the Chamber opinion.
Your testimony required courage as well as conviction. P lease be
assured of my full support and commendation, now and in the future
on your remarks, and on all matters to make Atlanta a better city.
Sincerely,
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August 5 , 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen
Atlanta City Hall
Atlanta, Georgi a
Dear Mayor Allen:
The stand you took in your testimony before the Senate
Commi ttee entitles you to the respect and adm i rat i on of
al l right-thinking and open-minde d citizens in Atlanta
and thro ughout the country o No t only did you take the
righ t stand bu t your testimony was given wi th sincerity
and showed that you had given a great deal of thought to
t hi s matter.,
I am a Southe rn, white citizen with two college de gre e s.
I am not a radical, but I do appreciate the leadership
of people like you who have t he c our a ge to stand for what
is morally right o For a cen tury we have re legate d our
Negro cit izens to a position of second-class o r thirdclass citi zen s and there is no mo ral , rel i g i ous or logical
reason for doing soo
I am proud of the way t hat Atlanta has handled the r acial
problem so far, and c ertain ly do admire you for your courage
and integrity.,
NP:RB
Neal Pen ic k
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GRA!fAMaCONWAY Co .
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42 5 SOUT H FIFTH STREET
LOUISVILLE 2 ' KEN TUCKY
August 2 , 1963
Honorable Ivan All
City of Atlanta
en, J r . , Mayor
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mayor :
Let me congratulate you
t e st ·
on your
imony l3efore the Senate commerce Comm
· 1· tt ee
Regards .
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Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Please let us commend you on the
courageous stand taken by you on
your recent trip to Washington.
We are fully behind you in the
opinions you have expressed in
this matter.
Sincerely yours,
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Mitchell
PHILIP PHILIP MITCHELL ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES / 465 E. Paces Ferry Road, N. E., Atlanta 5, Georgia, P. 0. Box 12406, Tel. 231-4065
EXECUTIVE GIFTS •
BIRTHDAY PLANS •
SELECTIVE GIFT BOOKS

GREETING CARDS •
NOVELTIES •
CUSTOM MADE LOOSE LEAF RING BINDERS

CALENDARS

DUO-TANG COVERS
SALES INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

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INDEXES

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�August 2 7, 1963
Mr. Harrison Jones
1609-10 Candler Building
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Dear Boss:
Your note· of the 30th. concerning my
testimony in Washington was gratefully received.

Please consider that your note and
encouragement helped me through a very difficult
period.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor
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231 PEACHTREE BATTLE AVE .. N.W.
ATLANTA 5. GEORGIA
Their progress is amazing especially when you consider how many handi ~ aps
they had and how far back they started o When I -was a small boy in ViJ8.
Virginia in a country districi", not a single Negro could r e4-.d_ or write 0 M
And that yras 25 years after Getteral Lee surrendered at Appog,~tax Court ~
'
Two oi;,.,three Years ago the Atlanta News Papers printed an a6count of a
poor CR orgia Family who thought they could do better moving out of · the
State and moved to Pennsylvania. Three of the Iays became doctors I Olli
a lawyer and 1 an Engine~ro One of the Doctor brothers had just been ffi
selected as the Outstan~~ octor of the year in h~i stateo The point is
that the five brothers were Negroes. we dont v.ant any more Negr~
Families like that driven out of Georgia because they are denied their
fair and legit:imate opportunities in Georgia. They would be real
assets to us in Georgiao
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Fio:ially
in closing I want to insist that I am
not a II damyankee II but a 'Southerner who loves the South and dont wanil
the South to do any thing trut Degrades the 'Southo So i f I appear to be
bragging about my ancestors it is not from egotism but to set the
record straight and establish the factt'that I am a Southerner and Notming but a Southerner. My ancestors on both sides of my Family have be~
Southerner s and nothing but Southerners for nearly 300 years .My
Mother and my father's mother likewise wereCabells. So I am doubly
a Cabe~l. My people with their kinsmen have been Governor s of Southern
States including Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland to Alabama • My Gr eat- . .
greatgrandfathers brother went from vlrginia to Princeton and graduate
in 1792. Instead of coming back to Virg!nia he came- to* Georgia •
· He was Congressman , U ,s . Senator and Governor of Gf:>r gia 0
Governor Pet er Early of Georgiao He died soon at 46 o Ot herwis e he hzx
might have been better known nationally. Senator John Cabell Breckinr~e
of Kentucky was my mother's near relative o He was t he Sout hern Democratic
Candidate for President i n 18600 The Nor thern Democrat s spl:i7 of f and
nominated Senat or Dougl as of I l linois and the Republicans a minority p1
party/ won the el ecti on due t o t he split i n t he ~ emocratic' party o
My fat her fought as a confederate Soldieriim
in the Battl e of Gett ysburg o His f ather was wounded in the Battle
of Gett ysburgo My Grandfather Early 's br other the Confederate General
J bal A. ~rly at tac~ with ht$ Confederate Divsion through the town
0¥ ~ Gett ysburg t he f irat day of t he Battleo I had five Cabell Cousins
kil fed i n the one small Civil War Battle of New Market where the V. _A.I
cadet Battalion won the victory at heavy lo SJ of lifeo So i f I am
not a ~o~ a Southerner and a Son of the Confederacy
who isv
I hope that some of the info--ni.a.tion I have writ~
to you may be of some small help to you in your battle for fairness,
decency and justiceo The survival of America is involved in your
standing fast 0 Affection is good but respect is better o You deserve ai
and have both from meo
Ymur sincere friend
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�RAB BI JACOB
M.
ROTHSCHILD,
1589 PEACHTREE
D.D.
ROAD, N . i 'f.
ATLANTA 9, GEORGIA
J uly 29, 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen, J r .
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
May I offer my warmest and most sincere commendation
and congratulations on the statement that you made
before the Senate Commerce Sub-Committee last week.
It was a courageous position to take, to be sure,
but, to my mind, it was more than that. You
expressed the thoughtful concern of the decent
citizens of Atlanta for the inherent rights of all
our citizens and for the need to assure the Negro
community of its full rights as Amercians and as
Georgians.
I know that many Atlantans join with me in unequivocal support of your position. If there is
anything that I can do to help maintain Atlanta's
progress in the field of race relations, I hope
that you will feel free to call upon me.
Janice joins me in warmest regards to you and Mrs .
Allen.
sincerely,
JMR/eks
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�DAVIDSON BROS. INC.
Operating 50 Department Stores and 9
Specialty Stores in Michigan, Ohio, New York
JOSEPH ROSS, President
1200 E. McNichols Rd.
Detroit 3, Michigan
New York Office
128 West 31st Street
July 27th,
1963
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I read your statement before the Senate
Commerce Committee in the New York Times this
morning and I was thrilled and proud that I
knew you. I feel it was one of the finest,
most sincere, most courageous statements I
have ever heard. Coming from the Mayor of
Atlanta, it was particularly meaningful and
significant.
Sue joins me in sending our best to Louise.
We are about to leave on our vacation to Aspen,
Colorado, but I could not leave without expressing the admiration and respect I always feel for
the things that you do in public life.
Sincerely,
t.;h
Ross
JR/gb
Federal Department Stores-Michigan and Ohio
Kobacker's-New York and Ohio
Tiedtke's-Toledo, Ohio
Boston Stores-Columbus, Ohio
Reiner's-Steubenville, Ohio
Hoffritz for Cutlery-New York City, N. Y.
�August 27 , 1963
Mr . Joseph Rosa,
President
Davidson B ros ., Inc.
1200 E . McNichols R oad
Detroit 3, M ichigah
Dear Joe :
It was most thoughtful for you to write
suah a nice note about my testimony i n Washi ngton.
I am sure you understand the many
problems which have confronted Atlanta in recent
months.
Louise joins me i n sending our love to
Sue and with highe t personal regards, I am
Sincerely yours.
Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor
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Algust 27, 1963
Mr . John A . Wallace
Hanse ll, P ost, Brandon & Dorsey
Sixth Floor
First National Bank Building
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Dear John:
Many thanks for your kind note concerning my testimony in Washington. I
certainly appreciate your expression.
With highest personal regards, I am
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr. ,
Mayor
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DOM H . WYA NT
A LLEN POST
A LBE RT G. NORM A N , JR.
lNMAN BRANDON
CHARLES N. K ING
.JOHN H . BOMAN , JR .
J AM E S P . H AM ILTON
HUGH M . DOR SEY, JR .
COMER W. PADRICK , JR.
R . W. CRENSHAW, J R.
HARR Y V. L AMO N, JR.
STANLEY H . McCALLA
J E A N C . A LLEN
ROBERT L. MARCHMAN, Ill
N .W ILLI AM BATH
L. TR AV IS BR ANNON , J R.
DENT ACRE E
HUGH E . W RIGHT
L AURA RUTH McNE IL
McCHESNEY H . JEFFRIES
CHARLES E. WAT K INS , JR .
L. MARVIN RI V ERS
J. CLIFTON BARLOW, JR.
BATES BLOCK
JOHN M, McCARTER
JAMES F. McGUIRE
W. RHETT T ANN ER
C. ED WA RD HANSELL
E . MICHAEL MASINTER
J . WI LLIAM G IB SON
A . W . FRANKLIN BLOODWORTH
L AW OFFICES
HANSELL, POST, BRANDON & DORSEY
S I X TH FLOOR,FIRST N A TION AL B ANK BU I LD I NG
ATLANTA 3 , GEORGIA
TELEPHONE 5 2 2-3558
July 29, 1963
JULE W. FELTON , JR.
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I hope all the mail you receive this week will be
as congratulatory as this letter. I just wanted to write and
let you know how honored I am to be a new resident of a city
in which you are the Mayor.
Everyone I have talked to joins me in feeling that
your testimony in Washington on Friday was not only courageous
but was entirely correct under our present circumstances.
I am pleased to be able to announce that I am writing
this in the capacity of a registered voter in Fulton County .
With all best wishes, I am,
Sincerely,
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Wallace
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Mre . Johnnie Yanc ey
1740 Simpson Rd., N.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Dear M r s . Yan cey:
May I thank you for your very kind
wire c oncerning m y appearance before the
Senate Commerce Committee last month.
We received so muc h mail, both
p ro and con, that it was impossible to acknowledge all of it. However , I do want to express
m y p ersonal appreciation to you for yo\lr kind
w ire. ·
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr . ,
Mayor
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The R e v e rend Samuel W. Williams
Friendship Baptist Church
Mitchell at Haynes St. , S . W.
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Dear Dr. Williams :
You were most kind to write me concerning my testimony in Washington. I want
you to know that I am most grateful for your kind
note .
Wi th appreciation for your continued
support, I am
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor
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ESTABLI S HED 1862
MITCHELL AT HAYNES ST•• S. W.
ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
THE -REVEREND SAMUEL W. WILLIAMS
PASTOR
RES I D E N C E:
CHURCH OFFICE:
PLAZA 5-2352
MURRAY 8-0206
July 29, 1963
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr ., Mayor
Ci ty of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
It surely must have taken great moral courage for you to state
so frankly and honestly, your support of Pres i dent Kennedy ' s
Civil Rights Bill before the Senate Commerce Committee.
Your integrity showed all the clearer, for I know that some
leaders were doubtful of the wisdom of your stand. In the minds
of some, your action meant political suicide; but no one as you
must know, is wise enough to know that. I am persuaded that
you were clear in the knowledge that the issue is not "political
suicide" or "political survival," but rather what is morally
and democratically right. You took your stand humbly, unequivocally and courage ously.
I want simply to express my appreciation for your stand and to
say that God never forsake those who "Do it unto the least of
these my brethren, for you have done it Uflto Him."
Ver y sincerely yours,
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Samuel W. Williams
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Dr. Rufus C . Harris
Mercer University
Macon, Georgi a
Dear Dr. Harris:
Your note of July 29, in regards to
my testimony in Washington is greatly appreciated.
It was not easy to go against considerable
local feelings in Atlanta, but I could not ignore the
circumstances involved in this case.
Thanks again for your thoughtfulness
and looking forward to seeing you, I am
Sincerely yours.
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�August 27, 1963
Mr . Philip Hammer, President
Hammer and Company Associates
1413 K Street, N. W .
Washington 5, D . C.
Dear Phil :
Thank you very much for your letter of August 23rd
and for your very generous remarks about my testimony
before the Senate Commerce Committee •.
I am sorry also that I didn't see you while you were in
Atlanta, but would like to very much on your next trip.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor
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August 23, 1963
PRESIDENT
K
STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON S , D . C.
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I had hoped to see you in Atlanta when I was there recently for Sandy's wedding,
but we got swept up in what's loosely referred to as "pre-nuptial activities" and it was
all we could do to follow the timetable.
I'm sorry I missed seeing and talking to you on the phone because I wanted to te II
you in person what a really tremendous job you did in your Congressional testimony a short
while back. It was a brilliantly realistic statement, and you handled yourself with great
effectiveness. I know you have probably been in some crossfire as a result, but let me report that onewhole of a lot of people throughout the country admire what you said and
were persuaded by it. I get around a great dea I in my business and I have heard some
very favorable comments.
Let me know if I can ever he Ip in any way on any of your development projects.
My Atlanta office is at your service if the occasion arises.
Kind regards.
PH/ea
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�August 19, 1963
Mr . Clifford Hendrix
67 Lake Place
New Haven, Connecticut
Dear Cliff:
It was certainly a pleasure to receive your letter of
August 13, and I greatly appreciate your sending me
the New York Times article .
I have many plea ant memories of my friendship
with your father and your grandfather .
With gi-ateful appreciation. I am
Sincerely your ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.,
Mayor
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67 Lake Place
New Haven, Conn.
August 13, 1963
The Hon. Ivan Al len, Jr .
3 7 00 Northside Dr ive, .NW
Atlanta, Georgi a
Dear Mayor All e n :
On July 27 last The Ne w York Times
featured the enclos ed article dealing with
your r e c ent testimony before the Senate Commerce Committe e . Although y ou p robabl y h ave
a numbe r of copies , y ou wi ll perha ps have s ome
u se .for one more . I wou l d like y ou to know
that as a li.felong resident of Atla nta I am
fully in a ccor d wit h t he sentiment s y ou ex pre ssed b e f ore t he Commi ttee. Hope fully your
te s t imony will enc ourage members of Georgi a' s
Congressi onal de l egati on to s upport c ivil ri ght s
legis l a t i on when it is a cte d up on by Congress.
It has c ert ainly enhanced Atl a n ta ' s good reputati on as a c i t y striving t o bring greater equal ity
f or all her cit izens.
On t his second point may I say that during
the past three years, which I have spent in the
Graduate School of Yale University, a number of
persons from various parts of the country have
indicated t o me an awareness of Atlanta's leading role in s olving justly the racial problems
that trouble the whole country. Instances such
as your testimony can only lend further credit
to Atlanta's reputation.
I re gre t that having to spend the summer
in New Haven will prevent my being present for
the annual SAE rush party at your home.
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Fraternally,
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Georgia Pai ( 1 60)
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Mr. W. C. Henson
Cartersville,
Georgia
Dear Mr. Henson:
This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of
August IX>tb giving me the benefit of your views
concerning our city and state.
I certainly appreciate your taking the time to
write me and I am grateful for the kind things
you had to say about my administration.
With appreciation, I am
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr. ,
Mayor
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CARTERSVILLE , GEORGIA
nugus t 10 , 1963
Honorable I van Allen , '1ctyor ,
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Atl a nta , Ga .
..Jear 1•1r . Allen :
Your testimony before the Jenate of the
Civvil Roghts bill was very fine and yo i are to be
highly commende d, as well as for thr many fine things yo u
are doing for At l a nta and t he State.
~eve r al years ago l drote:
" Geor g ia i s suffering from a politiceal cancer
of long sta nding, , down grade gr eat ly a cc elera ted
duringxxke'Ole ( Ge ne Talmadges ( a nd He r ma n's) administrations and it will yaahe three ma5pt po liti al
operations to put i t in a healthy conditionn name ly~ abol:
ish the Fee syst em, abandon absol ut ely the County-Unit
§ystem , and reduc e e the numberof counties to no more
t hah fifty ."
'1' ,rn of these ha ve come about and the other one
is on the way, I hope.
I hope you and Governor
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sell a nd Herman Talmadge in.the benate, they rae both
living in t h e 19th c e nt uriy.
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Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Dear Sir:
I would like to congratulate and thank you for the
splendid stand you have taken in favor of the public
acconnnodations section of the proposed civil rights
legislation. Courage such as yours deserves to be
perpetuated in office--I'm very sorry that I am not
an Atlanta voter.
Thank you again, and keep up the good work.
604 Glendale Avenue
Decatur, Georgia
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August 1st, 1963
The Honorable Mayor Ivan All.en
City Hall
Atlanta
Ga.
Dear ~.ayor Allen,
My
husband and I want to commend you on your statement in
Washington before the committee on the President's proposed Public
Accommodations bill.
It took courage for a mayor of a southern
city to speak as you did--but Atlanta and you and all of us who
live here grew with your statement.
It isn 1 t easy to know what
is the right thing to do or when to do it.
when we need courageous leadership.
But now is the time
Thank you for doing what you
Sincerely,
Mrs. H. A. Pfiffner
�P.O. Box 7724
Atlanta 23, Georgia
August 1, 1963
Honorable Ivan Allen,Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta,Georgia
My dear Mayor Allen:
I was quite pleased to read in the morning newspaper
that the mail was running 2 to 1 in favor of your stand
on the Administration's Civil Rights Bill. I would like
to add another letter in support of your stand.
A native Georgian,: I am white as are the four other
men ~n my office. I can speak for all of them, as I do
for myself, : in our support of your position on the aforementioned bil!J. We are not for socialism" anymore than is
the membership of t h e Chamber of Commerce, and feel as strongly about the preservation of free enterprize as anyone, but
but too many businessmen either lack the courage or the sen j ~ -to exercise their full responsibility to the , community. Thus
we share your opinion that we need the law to ensure responsible ··act ion.
Many Atlantans ha ve been very proud of their Chamber of
Commerce and their newspapers in their handling of the
racial situation. But this pride has been tarnished by
their lack of support of the ci ~ il rights bill. It is their
action that strongly points up your argument that we need the
law to keep from backsliding.
Oh, what words of hate will that hypocrat from the Pickrick
have for you this Saturdayl
My salute to a true Christian and American wi th the courage
of Ju s t convictions, a Mayor that Atlanta can be damn proud of.
Sincere!~
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Baldwin B. Hansen
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LOUIE D. NEWTON
Executive Vice-President
GEORGIA TEMPERANCE LEAGUE
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THOMAS FRYER
WALTER HARRISON
ARTHUR J. MOORE
Chm. Administration Com.
MRS. J. I. ALFORD
Secret&r7
68 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Phone: JA. 1-0788
Atlanta 8, Ga.
P. R. WARNOCK
Treuurer
LOWRY ANDERSON
Exe cutive Secretary
August 2, 1963
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Permit me to express my appreciation to you· for the courage you
exhibited in presenting your views in Washington recently.
While I am not in complete agreement ofi all the implications of
your support of the Public Accomodations Feature of the Civil
Rights Proposals, I honor you for your appearance and testimony before
the committee.
Furthermore, let me assure you of my own deep concern for the
rights of citizens for equal treatment as customers of businesses
and as citizens of the state.
With best wishes, I am
Yours truly,
WLA/dtk
�THE ATLA-NTA CONSTITUTION
BOX 4689
ATLANTA 2, GEORGIA
RALPH McGILL
Publisher
July 30, 1963
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
The City of Atlanta
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I was real proud of you and your performance in Washington,
but, of course, I was proud of you bEfore that. Your appearance
there may appear to be politically harmful now, but I think two
years from now things will have progressed to show your statement as a moderate one . Many of the people who now oppose
you will be grateful to you by the time two more years have
passed.
At a ny rate, I thought you were great.
· Cordially yours,
G~~
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" SOLDIERS JOY"
231 PEACHTREE BATTLE AVE .. N.W.
ATLANTA 5. GEORGIA
August 3 119630
My dear Ivan the Second:
I read with great pride in you that Snator
John o. Pastore, the Chairman of the Senate COOIIllerce Canmittee, had said
~ter your testimony, that he felt humble in your presence . Atlanta
j as been brou~ t to the favorable attention of the entire United Stailtes
and the World though the World Wide recognition of your nobility of
character o Your integrity, fairness and goodness stood out in what you
said to the Senate Commer ce Committee o You are the Ea.rlys 1 Candidate
f Or the most outstaooing Mayor of a large American City in the u.So
for the Twentiet h OE'ntury so faro May many fine days of Construct ive
achievements lie ine-store for you in the years to come 0
I cut out a 11 poison pen 11 letter which ap1JEared in yestErday 1 s Atlanta Jornal signed Neal Adams and in which he ~
5ays : 11 ANegro is all right in his own place , and that is where he k
should stay o II Mark Twain said that the worst thing one could say about
a being is that he belonged to the Human Race • The let t er of Neal Aa
Adams helps prove Mark Twain's Conte4tiono
Who i s Neal Adams to decide what i s a Negr<ll •s
place o What he means is that while negi,oQiB slavery to i ndividual
s l ave owners end~ with the end of t he Civil War , he would have humm
slavery continue ina different fonn by condem..11ing all Negroes to the
l owest1 most unpaid, and unskilled day labor jobs o Being kept i n t heir
place meali) t hat every person with a chocolate br own skin is to be
a Biblical II Hewir of Wood and Pt-a:wer of Water II and nothing els e 0
Negroes in t heir place means t ovhits segregationa€ist Negroes digging
ditches, washing dishes cleani-ng up Wash r ooms and nothing el s e 0
The Negroes proper place is to be allowed to JK
do arry thing h e has the intelligence , ability , character , ambit ion ,
education and skill to do and which he would be allowed t o do of his
skin was not blacko America needs the brai ns , skill s and abilities c£
of eve-ry cmpetent and eager.....to --serve .American Cit i zen r egardless of h
the color of his skino
I t is only fair t o admit t hat at present i f we
take a million Negroes and canpare them with a million whites t he
Negroes will certainly have fewer hi ghly educated and t echnically sld.lfil.led
persons i n their gtoup that the same number of whit e peopleo But that:is
no!i~iason to keep the skil led and educated Negroes in virtual slavery.
De
of their just rights by Southern Segregationalists has undoubtedly injured Negroes of the Southo But it has injured the Commun:1f'
of Southern Whit~ far moreo
The idea that no Negro can canpete on terns
of Equality with the White man just is n~ soo I am going to Analyze
G l< -1, I C
the situation in reference to just aci i
y first and that is in line of
Ott, (o-f.~C)
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231 PEACHTREE BATTLE AVE .. N.W.
ATLANTA 5, GEORGIA
The reason I take ~thletics first which is a Bhysical thing is that
the Results of Athletic ContEBCts are factso NDt even the most vicious
and C!Elpraved of the Negro-Hating Racists can aeny and disprove the
Negroes achievements in Athletics o
Americans kept the Negro girl Alth.i', Gibson dr
the Tennis Courts for many years. She learned Tennis by knocking a
tennis ball around the streets of Harlem with a wooden paddle 0 But
Alth€a Gibson became the Woman Tennis Champion of the World o The ?
.United States has not had a 'iy'bnan Champion Tennis player since At h&l.
Gibson retired o
P
In the World Olympic contests which )as you kno, take
place once evcy four years, the United States might well stand
ab~ t equal t o some petty South or Central American C01.mtry but for tm
Negro Athletes on ou-Y'Olympic Teamso I need not recall to you that in
the 1960 Olypics that Rafer Johnson Negro won the Decthalon o.The Negiroes
Ralph Budd, Thomas Wilma Rudolp were high on the team stars .Miss Wilma
filoRudolph won thret gold medals for the United states Teamo It is toe
be noted that recently in Moscow 1 Russia our American team of WOlllen
Athletes competed against Russian Women Athleteso Miss Wilma Rudolph
was not along with the American Teamo The Russian Women won all 10 ~


.bx /t gold medals for top places o The American White women did not 'Win


a single gold medalo Just the other day a Southern Negro Bob Hayes fran
Florida broke the world Record for the 100 yards dash o
.
The first Negro that was allowed to play
in professional Base ball was in 1947; Jackie Robinson; That was a
brief 16 years agoo La.st year both the First and Second most valuable
Bas eball player in hhe National League were Negro~ o Number 1 Maury W:ills
No o 2o W
illie Mays. And who was voted bhe most Valuable Baseball
player in the .American League : A negro of courseo
In the College Basket ball champion ship this~
very year who won l Loyala University in Chicago w.1.th -1/ Negroes
playing in the six man teamo What white basket ball players can be nail
named that are in the class with with Wai:tx Wilt Chamberlain" Bill ·
Russell, Ascar Robertson etc. Negro professional Basket ball players 0
If one wishes to s ee a world Championship Prize
fight in most any weight class as for instance the Liston-Clay Conhs'ti"
schedul.e ~for next month, he has to go to see one Negro fighting~
anotl:u!r
o
What the Negro has achieved in competitive Athletics has be1\'7
achieved not with encouragement but ?cP- spite of every obstacle that tha
Segregationalist could devise o Sout~en Negroes have II Voted with
thiert'eet 11 and nearly half of them left the South o But even at that_;
half of the Negroes in America still live in the Southo Until very
recently any of the Southern Negroes who attempted to compete in AthlEiic
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231 PEACHTREE BATTLE AVE .. N.W.
ATLANTA 5, GEORGIA
would have been rushed off to jail inn:nediatelyo What w:i.11 the Negro Achieve when he is free to compete in Athletics every- ,vhere in the Unite.
Stateso That is one thing that will speed integration±. In mixed
Schools when the students attenq A bap~et ball game1. for instance,.1every
member of the team may well be d:fd.~~o Students or schools are going
to cheer for their team even if they are all Negroes oa ~ ~ l-e1~,.,.,.
The above just deals with Negrmesl a.:ete
achievements in athleticso The Southern Segregationalpit will say:
That is just physical• They are so much nearer savages than we whites
when they had to be active to keep alive o But they are inferior in ·
brain power o They cant compete with white people mentally II Keep them
in their place II Let them confine them selves to digging ditches and
cleaning wru,h roomso
For many years Marian Anderson was not allowed
to sing in a white Concert hall in this country o She had to go and ]Ji 4"
live in Europe to be allowed to singo Finally the a [ laim of Europe ~
enabled her come back to her native land a:md be all6'ved to sing o
The Director of the Symphony Ia Scala Or chestra in Milan, Italy
said that Marian Anderson had the finest singing voice in the 20th
Century. That is a question of opiniono Any way she was and is.,, a superior
concert singero I heard the Laurel, Mississippi Negre~s Leontyne Price
'Singing in Opera in Vienna in the summer of 1961. I have been going to
Opera for 60 Years o Never in my whole life have I heard such tumultotE
and continued applauseas the Europe!l-4 Music IJOvers gave Leontyne Pries. 0
Some outstanding Music Critics say that Leont1 ne Price is the greatest
Opera singer who ever lived Others are more moderate and say that slie
i s potentially the greatest Opera Singer that has ever li~ so far 0 'I?;'
To me she is very- good but I have hear others just as good. 0 But if
Neal Adams had his way Marian ADAMS AND Leontyne Price would be
fixed in their places ~ doing menial domestic housework as :_i.r:rrnan ,s
near slaves.
I think that it was wonderful and noble of you I.:11.
Ivan to introduce Matti wilda Dobbs to her first recital in Atlanta
Municipal Auditorium o I attach a clipping I made at the time of you
introducing her • You look so handsome and distinguished oif -f Neal A.-s
Adams had his way Mattiwilda Dobbs would be a waitress in a restaurant
or s:iJnilar jobo BJi the way1 the Story of the Dobbs Family as I read it
in the Atlanta News Papers is an.nepic · of the Negro Race o There were·
and are six Girls in the Ihbbs Fqmilyo The father was a postal clerk 0
There was no money for education~ n the l»bbs Fi_milyo If they were to,%
get an education they had to get out and work tlieir way Vhrough schoaJ. 0
All six did o Five earned their M.A. Degrees and one a PhDo Equal that.I
if you can1 any Millionaire white Family in Atlantao
I W().nt prolongue this already nruch too
lon~ letter by goL11.g into the constantly increasing triumphs of the
Co~ed Race in the Educational and scientific World.
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�from
HELEN
BULLARD
Consultant
July 29, 1963
PERSONAL
Dear Ivan,
I have just sent you a most inadequate telegram but after trying all week-end
to put down something that would convey what I really feel, I finally gave up.
When wevBre children, we used to play a game called 11 May I? 11 • The leader would
say, 11 You may take a baby step 11 and you would say , 11 May I? 11 , and the leader
would say 11 You May11 and you would take it . Sometimes the leader would $ay very
grandly, 11 You may take a giant step! 11 and those were the shining moments. I
have the awed feelin g that 11 SOMEBODY11 said the same thing to you and that
SOMEBODY was either your conscience or it was the grammar school teacher under
whom you memorized 11 My strength is the strength of ten 11 • • • • or maybe it was
one of t hose r a te things of a person sensing tbat it was the thing to do. I
have no way of knowing but whatever it was, it was your finest moment.
The other thing I wanted to tell you was that I was not only proud of what you
did but how you did it. If you had hedged or if ;you had compromised .... but
you didn't and your testimony had the same effect that Mr . Kennedy had when he
said , 11 We do this be cause it is right . 11
It may be our salvation, this l e sson of learning that right has a tangible
wei ght .
I am deeply proud of you and I wish this letter could more adequately tell you
how pr oud. I do not think that any action by any elected offic::ial in the South
has eve r taken the courage that this must have taken and in the scheme of time,
this i s no small thing .
Sincer el y ,
~d
TOOMBS, AMI SANO & WELLS
Architects & Engineers
70 Fairlie Street, N " W . , At lanta 3, Georgia , Te lephone 524- 2801
�July 31, 1963
Mayor I van All en
At lant a ., Ga.
De ar Sir ;
It is n ot my custome to comment p ersonal ly
to publ ic officials ,
But your a pp earal before the 8enat e Connnerce Gonnnittee in behalf and support
of the accommadations b i ll h as dee pl y impres s ed my husband and me.
We came h ere six y e ars a go from a smal l town in Wisconsin. We h ad
f a iled abusines s we h ad own ed and opera ted for ove r thirty y ears. We were
i l l., tire d ., old and hope l e ss . In six years we have re gain ed our conf _i denc e
fallen in love with the South and tri e d to take our pl ace as good citizens of Atlanta.
As we have always b een eag er and active particip ants in civ i c progr e s s
and g ov er nment in any area in which we lived we found it n o d i ff eren t hereo
We came he re wi t h th e s ame fairy t ale impr e s s ion of t he South t h at mos t
Norther n pe opl e hav e , were r eli eved to find t h er e wa s some t h i n g much mor e
sub s t ant ial 1n th e pic tur e. There was a spi rit of r eb irth i n Atlanta tha t
t hril l ed u s t o de a t h . We fe l t t here wa s a gre a t
j ob to b e done and a need
for much h el p to do it, ev en ou rs .
In our skid fr om riches to r ags we los t al l the ol d reliabl e prop s .
Learning t o live withou t them was a t f i rs t a probl em. We adopt ed a tongu e
in cheek atti tude becau se there was much f or us to l e a rn b efore we were
qual i f i ed to expres s an op.in ion.
We were repip iants of the wond erful Sout h ern h osp ital ity, we s t i l l
ar e providing we are willing to agree or do not expres s an opinion.
Eventua l l y we di sc over ed our t ongues were no t in our ch e ek s but between our
t e th. Thu s we los t a priv i l ege we 1 d en j oy ed all our l i ves , fre e dom to speako
It didn 1 t tak e us l ong to r eb el against this situat ion. Bec ause
we felt there wa s nothing to be gaine d by imposing our opin ions on
peopl e who were not i n terested in h e aring them we de cided to l earn through
communication between oursel ves
�and Souterners in all walks of' lifeo We listen and ask questions, we extend our hands. in friendship to all we me~t· without regard to race or
color. We fee l it is not enough to "Love thy neighbor"--but one must
also _be "Thy brothers keeper~
Bigoted, predjudiced peopl e leave us deep-
ly frustrated but the f'ailure of' bonified l eaders to speak up is positivl y f'rightening
0
Such men as, Ral ph Mc Gil l ., the former Mayor Hartsfield ,
Gov. Sanders and yoursel f to mention only a few have been a constant source
of comfort to us and many others. Mr. Sandman and I as converted \Souterners
want you to know how much we appreciate your outstanding leadership.
Mr. Sandman is empl oyed as a salesman at Boomershine Pontiaco I
teach creative art crafts in Atlanta and all over the State of Georg ia.
In
my
work I often do courses and workshops in the Recreation Centerso
I always ask to work with their colored directors. This I must do on a
segregated basi s . However, I am very happy that I have found this means
of communication with the colored race. I have found many intell igent,
fine peopl e amomg these peopl e. I often go out and do a work shop in
their centers . Some times I work with as many as seventy five to a hundred
little col ored children---other times I work with their senior citizens .
I also work with people in this area among the white race. There is no
diff'erence as f'ar as I can determine, they are all eager and greatf'ul for
my services and I am thankful that I have something to give .
Many of my husbands customers are colored people. It is the custome
when a car is sol d to extend your hand in congratulation s . However, if
your customer is a negDo you plave your hand in your pocket. Mr. Sandman
h a s never done this, he alwar extends the same eurte s y regardl ess ~f race
or color. If he were not respected for his record as a salesman he would
probably be cal led a "niger l over~
He has met some mighty fine peopl e
in this way. For these reasons we feel that l ack of communication between
the races is the root of all trouble.
�All our lives Mr. Sandman and I have se emed to have but one outstanding
talent. We are definitely prone to pe opl e who need help. We attract them
like fly-paper attracks flies. We seem to have a particular attraction
to the youngo Twelve little waifs grew to adulthood along with three of
our liJWn, in Wisconsin. They still l ook on us as their parents.
Soon after we came to Atlanta (although my husband had careful l y
expl ained that we must finia l ly think only of ourselves) I ran acros s
a beautiful dilapidated ol d Southern mansion in the "Tara" variety. I
felt that we j ust had to have it because "wonderful things would happen
here~ Though my husband thought I had lost my mind and we hadn't a cent
with which to buy this ol d monstro s ity, two weeks l ater we had moved in.
I had promised Sandy that it would be a good .income house. The house had
been vacant for several years and the owner who l ived out of town was so
eager to sell that he agreed to let us move in with the stipu l ation that
within two month s we would devise a way to start monthly payments whi ch
were r ediculous l y h igh. By rather unconventional but lega l method s I
found the me ans to meet th ~s obl igation on schedu l e. Ac tually I fe e l t h at
pr a c t ic all y everythi ng that has h appene d h ere h as been with God •s magie
alone Q We don tt only bel i eve in miracle s we expec t t hem.
Shortl y after we set up the means to me e t our big mont h l y payments
I invol v ed us i n a way that h as changed our h ome fr om an income /~ure
to an out - g o non prof i t " Old Woman i n t h e 3hoe " v enture . Now my husband
is "poor Popn (l iterally ) .
Somehow we h av e a cquired sixteen beautiful
s outhern t een age daughters. This came ab out through ou r a ssociation
with a local Child Care As sociation. These kids come at the rat e of
two or three per ye ar. They are placed in our home at the time they
graduate from high school or become eighteen. The Agency provides voctio
1 training which usually ~akes one year. The1have grown to adulth-
ood unadaptable, unloved, often abused. They are scaread by experiences
beyond comprehension, their deep rooted fears have caused them to
�develope a protective shell so thick it is a l most impossible to penetrate.
Unless you can find some way ~o get through to them they will quite likel y
wind up as a st&ti s tic in a prison or a detention or mental institution.
Besides our work with sixteen girls we have done considerable research
in this great and urgent area of need. I have a g ood many amazing and heart
breaking statistics regarding the average child care institution where these
children grow up. Also the large percentage of fost er homes which are not
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properly approved or supervised. This ifs due largely to l ack of trained
personnal als o the employment of indifferent house mothers and attendants
in an area where dedication is needed.
If you had ever lived with the
products of societies belt line provisi on
for these .forgotten, homeless
chi ldren of the world you would understand why fup and Mom Sandman fee l
a compulsion to help ~o something constructive for them.
s you may have suspected I am addicted to writing o Thi s started
in high sch ooland in college my instructors felt sure I had a real apt i tude
.for some form of writing . However , I became an art t eache r isn Wisconsin
Sch ools, a prof e ssion I fol l owed briefly be.fore my marriage but r e t urned
t o several ye a rs before we moved t o Atl anta. I continu e d t o wr i te b ut until
re c en~ ~
i t was th e secret journal variety. Hiding y our c r eation s under the
rug, the mattr ess , t he Sunday linen isn 1 t much of an insentiv e , o improve .
Despite the fa c t that anJ a b i l i t y I might h a v e
mmx
posess ed a t that time I
am aware t h at under ~he c ircumstance-s I have Su.rely regressed, still for
the first time I feel
c ompe l led to mak e myself heard on this subject .
The sixteen girls who h ave come to u s through the agency are now as
dear to us as our own family , in fact only by making them a member of our
family can we break through this terrible shel lQ The first few months are
truly difficult and only with God 1 s hel p can we find the wisdom and courage
to stick by them until they accept our l ove. Though most of them are married
by now they continua to need the parental reaationship to accept the re ponsibil ities of independence and sel f support as wel l as to find happines s
in marriage.
�For the time being we have had to discontinue our custome of adding two
or three per ye a r to our tamily. Our responsibilities both emotiona l and
financial to these girls ~staggering. Mr. Sandman and I have managed to
me e t our obliga ti ons to date by working bot h night and day. Life here in
-our ol d mansion is terribly exciting, happy and no little bit fantastic.
True to my premonition "wonderful things have happened " .
My work has grown very popul ar with the g arden clubs , church women,
sororitie s , civic groupe s - - --I have created a sort of redicul ous image
for myself---peopl e have accepted it , in fact my se_rvices are much in demand.
I am g l ad because with each f ee I collect ~ s it.1iossib le to accomplish
that much more in our real area of interest.
I have been striving to open a showcase to display and selJ.,,not
only my creations but also to use for an outl et for many forms of Arts
and crafts I•ve run across in my experience teaching.
Through an impul-
sive l ittle add I pl aced in l ast weeks paper I h av e foun d a groupe of
wonderful peopl ehere in Atlanta who are anxious to band toge the r to
participate in this venture to ac c omplish together what most of us hav e
trie d to do for year s . Although the Showcase will be set up here in our
funny ol d house there is a wide area of i nterest which inclu des the ent-
ire c ity. Mo st of us are unknowns , some ar e handicapped and c onfine d to
their homes, other s are senior citizens----others are very well known
artists who although they have enj-0yed considerable su ccess are still
intwre s ted and anxi ous to help. This is much a ppreciated by pe ople on
the Southwest side of Atlanta as there are very few gal leries or
facilit ie s of this sort in this area.
The l a st of the week Dori s Lockerman of The Constitution is writing
an articl e about this undertaking. I guess I threw an arrow and it turned
out to be a boomerang. As I say most of us are undiscovered but who knows ,
maybe through our efforts perhaps someone will find recognition
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lovely contribution to the worl d of beauty? Anyway it is exciting and
worth while.
�Ruth Kent who as you know h a s the "Today Show" on WSB is a very dear
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friend of mine. I h av e appe<B.r e d many times on h er sh ow, usually to do
an Art Craft demon stra tion. Sh e i s v ery int erest e d i n our work nth h omel ess children and often do es thing s to h elp me f or t h at r ea son. I wi ll soon
a pp ear on t hat program with an other gu e st to "pl ug" our Atlan ta Showcase.
Everythi ng in our sh owcas e will b e an At l an ta Creation and all t he arts will
be r epresented---ther e will b e a wide var i ety r eaching from t he most di s t inctive f ine arts to the more de cora tive, us ef u l arts---there will be be reprduc tion s of ol d craf ts but no an t i ques- -it must be the work of pDesent day
cr e a t i v e people.
Actually our urgent need of means to continue our work with homel e s s
ch i l dren mot her ed t hi s invention of rrry imag inat i on but out of it has g r own
an opportuni t y t o h elp in many other a re a s. I wish y ou could h ave s een the
dear li ttl e woman I cal l ed on y e s ter day. She h ad c alled me to f ind out what
the add was all about. She wa s s eventy f ive, cou ld n ot come t o me but she
was so e ager t o show me h er creation s and to p ar t icip ate in this v enture
tha t I told h er I woul d c ome to s ee h er o She doe sn't nee d an outl et f or
her work(pai nts beautiful china ) bfi.X~
for financial gain but b e i ng able
t o take an a ctive p art in thi s v enture h as made her f eel more dt a part of
this world, sh e had b egun to wit h draw and fe e l no l onger ne e ded a s s o many
ol d er p e opl e. I wil l go and get h er creations , take her su ppl i e s and hel p
her feel a part of t h e Showcase. I al so have many handi capped peopl e wh o will
make contribu tions in the s ame way .
We hav e found a whole n ew way of life throu gh our work here in Atl anta.
It al l b egan wi t h l ov e of God. Now we have l earned t he power of l ove we are
anxious to share it wi th ot hers. It c oul d make the world go around in peace.
Admittedly there are t imes the l oad is a l ittle heavy. We begin to feel
our burdins instead of our joys . We fee l sorry for oursel ve s and are slightly rebel uous---------Then someone like you takes a gal lant step toreward as
you did this l ast week and were up and at •em again--~Onward Christian Sol diers ~
Most . Sincerel y,
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July 28 , 1963.
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Dea r r..ayor .:\llen,
I mu s t s a y I h c,ve deep respect for your couro.c;e
e.nd since:ri ty in b.::tcl-: ing the civil ric;hts leg is1 ::i, tion i n the Conunerce Commi ttee hen.:rine;e I h o..ve
seen nothinr; to equal it since the r ::i.. cial crisis
n.ro se . It nust h o.ve been v e ry h e.1,d to t 0,t:e a stc..nd
so unp o~,ul .:1.r in youY.' area·. I ,-, i sh I c ould A.p~)l .:>,ud
t he 11isdom of ?Our decision to t estify.
I k now it h a s been tryinr; to cope Hi t h ITeGro demons L,:ra tors in a city the size of j _t lant • It is much
easier to cive in to them. He i ghborinc Charlotte
h a s done much of this . Hmveve r, the more I r e ·-.,
of their a spira ti ons the more I feel that their
dem9..nds a re ins 2..ti able. Where ,vi 11 they stop?
.\lso I c 2nnot see a ny ultima te cood to the n....,_, tion
evolvine; out of the socia l mixinc; of the t vro r :.o,ces,
n or how it c ::1,11 brinG c1,ny more h nppiness to e ither
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to define ,· t hat -1-,he schools nust be intec;r c,ted, th~y
O1)e11ed :-.:andore, 1 s Box •. I thinl,: it 1-r·,. s 3. sre.~, t uist cJrn . :'ePhc..p s ,-,e Hill need t h is lecislo.tion n:nd the
the enforcins of the school intec::r nti on to the lett er a ll over the n~tion to wake pe o~l e up. Condit ions mA.~r be s o unp le o.. s:mt thc1,t they uill dem:"" nc1 tho.t
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Friday PM, July 26, 1963
Dear Mayor:
I wish to eJ...-press my hearty approva1 of your
stand before the Senatoria1 Committee in Washington as
reported in this afternoon• s Journal .
I think it took courage to adopt the course you
did in face of the f~ct that all our representatives in
government affairs took the opposite stand.
Som3 adjustments can be made in the proposed
law that will do no injustice to any one conceradd, but
this note is principally to felicitate you on what we call
intestinal fortitude to stand up for your convictions.
Meanwhile, I hope you be as active in supporting
the present administration and the reelection of the President .
Sincerely,
Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.,
Atlanta
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38 DEVON ROAD ,
LAWRENCE KUPFERMAN
NEWTON CENTRE 59. MASSACHUSETTS
July 27, 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.,
City Hall,
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I wish to congratulate you and thank you
f or your historic statement yesterday to the Senate Connnerce
Connnittee. The New York Times which I read published your
complete statement whicrh I intend to frame as a t rµ ly important
historic document.
I wish to thank you for your courage, integrity
and breadth of vision and for your commonsense and deep humanity.
I hope some day that y ou are elected to the
u. s.
Senate.
Again, my deepest thanks to you for your
truly great statement and for the magnif icent job you and your
colleagues hav e done for decency and humanity in Atlanta.
Yours sincerely,
Lawrence Kupferman
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William Voigt, Jr.
R . D. 3
MECHANICSBURG,
PA.
July 26, 1963
Mayor Iva n Allen
City of tlan t a
.Atlanta /" Ga.
Dear Mr. Mayor:
The television news reports and the newspaper
accounts of your appearance before the Senate
commi t t ee on the civil rights issue left me proud
of the city of my b i rth tonight.
Don't let the "junior" on my name fool you; I was
a r eporte r for the old Georgian-American when Bill
Ha r tsfie l d was a young alderman in 1926. I followed
his act i ons in preventing racial discord when he
was ma y or , and liked the way he handled ma tters.
Now you have proved more than a worthy successor,
in my view; you 've gone a step f urther, a long step .
Economic integration cannot b e withheld any long e r.
I t is inevitable ; it mus t come. Soeial integration
is an other ma t t er. We have no choi ce on the
f ormer; we do ha ve a choi ce on the latter.
This is one of the key a r eas of reas oning, in my
view. I f i t has been us ed i n t reating with t he
die hards, it has not been so rep orted in the
press of the North, where I have lived most · of
my adult years. It may be worth considering as we
painfully creep toward giving the Neg ro his long
overdue due. It may possibly be an argument to
use in hastening the day of equal economic rights
and treatment.
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ATLANTA 13, GEORGIA
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Atlanta 5, Georgia
Jul y 2 6, 19 63
Mayor Ivan Al len, J r.
City Ha. 1 1
Atlanta, Ge o rg i a
Dear Mayo r Al len :
I am a student at tb e Univ ersity o f Chicago and I
als o v is it fre ruently in New Yo rk City . Away from b o rne,
I o ften meet pe ople very interested in tbe racial situation in tbe South.
I am never ashamed to say I am from
Atlanta and I am able t o c o mpare Atlanta's progres s in
s o cial justice favorably with mo st northern cities. I
am proud that the names Hartsfie l d and McGill are thoe
most o ften associated with At l anta by non s outherners.
Your brilliant testimony before the Sena te Commerce
Committee today will add still more to our city's lustre.
Your contribution to the cause of human rights was inestimable and I am certain it will e a rn you national esteem equal
to other great Atlantans . For myself I am enormously pleased
that you chose t o commit yourself so unequivocally on this
important issuea
Under your leadership, Atlanta 's future is bri ght.
Daniel R. Gross
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Walter C. Foulke
Attorney - at - Law
MAIN OFFICE
Auburn Savings Banl Bldg.
Auburn, N. Y.
BRANCH OFFICE
July 27, 1963
79 S. Cayuga St.
Union Springs, N. Y.
Mr. Ivan Allen Jr.
Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor:
From the nExcerpts" of your statements to the
Senate Commerce Committee as they appeared in this
mornings New York Times, it seems that you are about to
rise above the ordinary headline seekers and those with
insincere purpose to become the consience of the South
on discrimination. There is much in the North as well
as the South that needs your experience and clear feelings
toward the issues , as you well know. I wish you success
for in no field of indeavor does this county need accomplishment more badly.
Sincerely yours,
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��45 West 10th Street
New York, New York 10011
July 27, 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen , Jr .
Atlanta
Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Please accept my most sincere and hearty congratulations
on the brilliance, clarity, and meaning of your July 26th
statement to the Senate Connnerce Committee.
Among all the millions of words that have been spoken and
written on both sides of the segregation-integration issue , your statement stands out as a model of integrity
and as a rare example of what the United States of America really represents.
I feel certain that millions of others throughout this
nation, no matter what their racial, ethnic, or religious
backgrounds, join me in extending genuine gratitude for
your statement.
Several years ago, I had the good fortune to spend some
time in Atlanta. I found it a beautiful, energetic, and
thoroughly gracious city. I do not know if you were mayor
at that time , but I am certain that your administration
has helped to make Atlanta a still finer city.
I send you my best wishes for continued success and my
hopes that your civic career will prosper. Your statement marks you as one of an all too rare breed of public official. Would that we had more like you.
With respect and gratitude,
Jess Lowen
��ARMAND MAY
P. 0.Box 4056
ATLANTA 2, GEORGJ:A
July 29th
19
63
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Your forthright statement to t he Committee and your leadership as a pioneer in this field does credit to you personally
as wel l as to the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia
and the entire South, as well as the nation a s a whole .
I congratulate you in meeting this situation,
have . It is this kind of willingness to sta
counted that means so much fo r the present
the future.
With assurance of my
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City Hall
Atlanta ,Ge or gi a
De ar Mr . Allen:
I would like to t han.k you for t he ·wonderful re pr e sen t a tion
you gave to our city, duri n the heari n s fun Washi ng ton l as t
week . Thi s i s all we could ask f or and a ll we could ever need .
I was born i n t hi c: c ity- 41 years a ge- and h ve been fortunate
enough to see the chan ~e comin - and l u cky enough t o have made
the necessary ch2.n ges and fft i l l bring u p t hree chi l dren , without
any form of human prejudice . I have been ably as s iste d in t his
b r people like your father and your self , among other s .
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present.
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ATLANTA 14. GEORGIA
�401 Claire Drive N.E.
Atlanta, Ga. 30307
Au~ust 7, 1963
Mayor Allen;
Atlanta ,Ga.
Dear
Mr. Al.Len;
We want to thank yeu for being such a goo. mayor. We think you have ti.one a
wonnerful job in keeping }:leace between the races in such trouble• times.
We think you hanorea aur city in your talk bwfore the Civil Riihts Committee
in Washington. We are ~la• you have the courage to stan.t up for your c0nvictions.
We are white regiBtere« voters in the city .limits.
Very truly Moura,
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Your r e cen t s pe e ch to the c enate Som~erce Cona it t ee
co: cernin13 pub ic a c comoda tions for 2.11 ua s v ery outs tan ing
an 1 excelle·1. t . I f ue lv.. d more men of y -,_lr ca i b er , 1e coulc
do a1ay ~; · t 1. a l l forms of s egrecation anc discrimination .
Ind ic - tionB are thQt much Jros ress has been a ccorap ish -d
in Atl a nta · ;the re fo r e , ~e a ssume t ha t Jore pregres s wil be
a c complished during this modernisiti c a e .
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2109 Spring Creek Road
De c atur , Georgia
Sept ember 3, 1963
Mr. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
City of Atlanta
A}l anta, Georgi a
Dear Mr. Allen:
Mrs. Beiswanger and I moved in June from Milledgeville , where both of us wer e teaching in the Woman's
College , to t he Af.lanta area. I am teachi ng in the
philosophy depart ment of Georgia Stat e Colle ge.
Though our actual r esidence, as you see, is in
Decatur, we are thrilled to be in Atlanta. It is such
a beautiful city . We had been in and out of it many
t imes , but now we ar e really getting to know it .
I had intended to wri t e you s ooner because of
t he stand you took on the Civil Ri ghts proposals now
before t he Congress. Your positi on, as I see it, i s
both r i ght and sound .
One of t he reasons we took into f ull acp unt when
deciding to come to AUant a was i t s sensi ble way .of
dealing with the racial problem. We took pride in that
in before we came , and hope we can cont inue t o feel
good about the city in this respect, despit e the set
backs from time to time, and the obstinate.
Among swnmer explorations here, we took in the
Shakespeare productions of the Academy Theatre, expecting little and discovering much. Also we are finding
the art gall eries quite exciting on the whole. And it
is such a pleasure to be in a city built in a forest.
Our appreciation for all you are doing as mayor
and civic leader.
Co¾ ~
George Beiswanger
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Long Beach Bi Calif.
August 27, I';;l63
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta, Ge9rgia
Dear Sir:
A few weeks ago, I read in the papers and saw on television,
your testimony before the Senate Committee on Civil Rights
Legisla cion. Before that day, I had never heard of Mayor Ivan
Allen but after that day was overi I had gained respect and
admirajnon for a person who I fee has great courage.
For a person fr om the south to say that Congress should act
in the public acconnnodations f ield took great courage. It
even becomes more of a courageous act when it is so obvious
that it is political expedience to be against all 6ivil Rights
Legislation.
I'm sure the segregationists and racists have given you a hard
time for your words. But for this fellow American, you did
something that will long be remembered by· people who believe
in equality of all groups.
If you receive other letters of congradulations from this area 1
it is because I bave been constantly sounding off about your
impressive words. It is the least we can do for a person who
has furthered the cause of equality.
Here 's hoping you get re-elected to the year 2000.
Yours very truly,
UvLJ
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Alf~ed Schmidt
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August-9 I963.
Hon. Mayor Ivan Allen
Atlanta,Ga.
My dear Sir:
I,of course,did not hear you testify before that committee in
Washington the other day,but I heard it announced on television,
and saw it in the papers,and I am just writing to you,to let you know
that I heartily and fully endorse your stand on this subject.
I now tha t there is nothing much tha t a man of no note,as I am
can do to assist in the se efforts,but I hope t o encourage you and
others who are in a position to be heard,to put forth every effort to
accomplish in our day,at least a part of the thi ngs,which is making a
start on all the things,which as I s ee it, ar e so long past due.
To me,the color of a person's s kin,has nothing to do with his
usefulnes s in accomplishing the things that always have,and still do,
lie ahead of the human race to accomplish,and _it appears to me ,that
the Creator had a purpose and use for all the peoples of his creation
to,or in order to accomplish whatever he had in mind for the human race
accomplish , s o that we may all en joy the greatest happiness.
And from my position,it appears t hat the sooner we humans of a ll
races and colors can realize these things,and stop acting like that we
thing our Creator made a mistake becaus e he made somebody else with a lighter
or darker color than we are,and accept all creation just as it is,and
get busy,by putting all our efforts togeather to accomplish the good things
that will benefit all colors alike ~which pl an , so far as I know ,has n ever
been tried ~ , ) From my position,it appears to me,we mi ght have some
reason't°expect that greater accomplishments and benef its that have been
with-held from mankind because of our attitude toward our Creator 's
handiwork of different peopl es , mi ght soon beg in to appenr , with a peac e
and prosperity that has never befor e been knovm to the world , so t hat
happine s s might abound through-out the Earth,and maybe it would be a step
in t he direction of ever ybody having plenty and to spare,and un-afraid!
Otherwise,it seems to me that we may expec t to keep having t o put
up with such things as we have been,until such time as some future
generation see~ fit to take advantage of the chance that now confronts
us, and reap s the better benefits , which are no·w open to us.
Hoping my long letter has not tried your patience,and that it will
be no hindennce to you in your undertakings,as mayor of the great city
of Atlanta.
Your friend J . H.Carter
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De a r Mayor Al l en,
I wish to cong ratul a te y ou on y our bac k i n g of
Pre si d en t Ken n e dy ' s ci vi l Ri g ht s l egislation . I h ave
b een watch i n g y our p rog ress since y our e l ect i on a nd I
want t o t ell y ou that y ou a re t he b est t hing to happ en
to Atl ant a in many a y ear . America a nd the South n eed s
mo r e men lik e y ou .
I am s p e aking a s a white, n a t i v e born southe rner
but as a whi t e, n a ti ve bo rn southerne r who see s that
bli n d pre judice i s rui n i ng our country.
Again , l et me c ongratu l ate you.
Respectively,
�MRs. HOLMES CHENEY
HOTEL GENERAL FORREST, ROME~GIA
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OFFICE OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS
WASHINGTON
25, 0.C.
July 30, 1963
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of At lanta
At lanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Al len :
I wish to congratulate you for your exceptionally
fine and courageous testimony before the Senate Commerce
Committee conc erning the pending public accomodations
bill. I was deep l y moved by it and as a former. Atlantan,
greatly proud.
I believe that your stated p osition will help to
dispel the widespread notion that all unreas on is
concentrated in the South. More over, it served to
point out the national, rather than regional character of
of the civil rights revolution.
With best wishes for further peaceful progress in
Atlanta I am
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Albert A. Hirsch
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District Group Manager
920 Fu-!ton Federal Building
11 Pryor Street, S. W.
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ATLANTA 3, GEORGIA
Phone : JAckson 5·5325
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
68 Mitchell s. w.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I would like to thank you for representing my views in
Washington, D. C. recently.
I apprecia.t e your sincerity and courage.
Kindest personal regards.
Gl
Ea 't B. Cassady
District Group Manager
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RAY J. WALTHER
ROBERT G . LONG
FRANK 5 . WHITE
C H AR LES A . AMSTE IN
July 30, 1963
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
Thank you for your strong statement before the
Senate Commerce Committee in behalf of the pending
public accomodations bill.
Leadership like yours is one of the signs of hope
in the contemporary scene.
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RICHARD DIETERLY
July 2 9 ,1963
Hon. Ivan Allan, Jr., Mayor
City Hall
Atlanta, Geor g ia
Dear Mr. Allan:
This happens to be a busy week for me, because I am
trying to get away on vacation , but I did want to take the
time to write you this short note to e x tend to you my hearty
cong ratulations on the magnificent statement on the subject
of inte g ration that you made to the Congressional Committee.
I happen to b e a member of the National Board of the
Y . M.C.A. and I have been keenly interes t ed in the whole p roblem
of in t egration for many years, so I was simply de lighted with
all that you had to say.
I reali ze fully that, to us e a down to earth expression,
you were sticking your neck out plenty in the Deep South by
making this bold and forthright statement, so I think you are
entit l ed to an enormous amount of credit !
There must be many thousands of moderate white people
in the South tha t believe, as . you do, but have not had the
courage to speak out as you have.
I believe that your statement will set forward the cause of integration many miles
that otherwise it would have been painf ul to achieve. More
power to you !
With warm re g ards, I am .
~WRG: GLB
�J uly 30, 1963
MA Y OR IVAN A LLE N, J R .
AT L ANTA , G EORG IA
DEAR MAY OR A LLEN :
Your t es t im ony be fore the Senate Commerce C ommittee
i s one o f the most heartening inci d ents tba t has occurred
in the history o f race relations in this c ount r y.
I s alute you for y our w isdom and for you r courage, and
I only re gret that I will have no oppo rt uni t y to v ite for you.
In deep appreciation, I am
Ver y sincerely yours,
SM:GS
�Rt. 1, Box 36
Coachella, Califcrnia
July 27, 1963
Mayor Ivan Allen , Jr.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. ~llen:
I wish to express my c ongratulations to you
for taking the stand you are about outlawing racial
discriminati on in restaurants, hotels and other
private businesses.
America needs men like you and the Kennedys
who are brave enough t o hold democratic ideals and
who are willing to jeopardize their .own political
futures to further their application in our daily
lives .
The rights of the individual are basic in
our society if we are to make real progress toward
achieving the brotherhood of man but the ideal must
be put to practice rather than be held as an abstract
and senseless ideal unless .it is carried out in
ways that are visible.
Patriotic ideals will survive only if men are
brave enough to practice them.
So I offer my heartiest congratulations to
you for doing your best to keep America the "land of
the free and the home of the brave", a place of
equal opportunity for all.
'~1th liberty and justice for all,"
fk
Mrs. Florence Kahn
92236
�LAW OFFICES OF
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.JOHN D . CARTANO
WILLIAM H. BOTZER
1415 JOSEPH VANCE BUILDING
.JOHN W . CHAPMAN
HUGO E . OSWALD . JR .
ROBERT A-O" NEILL
STEPHEN C.WATSON
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DOUGLAS J. SMITH
DAVID W. SOUKUP
RONALD .J . BLAND
July 29, 1963
The Hon . Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mayor , City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
I was impressed and gratified by the wisdom shown in your
appearance before the Senate Commerce Committee on July
26th. The stand you took cast credit not onl y upon you
but upon the majority in the city who. must be supporting
you .
We in the North sometimes forget the difficulties which
seem far removed at times in this problem of segre~ation
(though we are coming closer to it now than we realize,
I am sure).
Congratulations on your clear, wise and forthright statements, which I read recently in the New York Times.
Sin cerelv, .
JDC :ch
�August 1., 1963
801 Randolph
Clarksville , Indiana
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr .,
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr . Mayor :
I would like to congratulate you on
your fine statement made before the Senate Cormnerce
Committee in support of President Kennedy ' s bill
to prohibit racial discriminat ion in public
accomodations .
Also let me connnent on the fine
progress your city has made .
I f only more of our
leaders in both north and south would take this stand
our nation might become once again the champion of
freedom .
Sincerely yours,
Mrs. Earl Konkle
�Campus View House #124
Bloomington, Indiana
August 1, 1963
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
My dear Mayor Allen:
Since reading about your efforts in Atlanta to ease
the integration problem, I wanted you to know how very much I
admire and respect your stand. As a white person born and raised
in the South, I am fully aware of the criticism and pressure you
undoubtedly have been under personally. I can only wish there
were more Southern leaders ... Northern, Eastern, and Western ones,
too, for that matter ... with the courage you have.
In paying tribute to your endeavors, I will say that
you have helped the physically beautiful city of Atlanta to
achieve the deeper beauty of integrity, tolerance and enlightenment. I would be very proud to live there!
My prayers will be with you as you continue your
courageous work.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Donald P. Hilty
�ROGER C. WHITE, JR.
2764 POINT DRIVE
MONROE, LOUISIANA
August 3, 1963
Mayor Ivan Tate, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Tate:
Af'ter your splendid statement
before the Senate Commerce connnittee, I cannot
butyplace you along with two other gr eat Georgians - your predecessor and Mr. Ralph McGill.
There aren't
too many more like you in the South.
With wann~t personal regards, I am
Sincerely yours ,
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De catur, Georgia
August 4, 1963
Honorable Ivan Al l an
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
At lanta , Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
Just a note to express our appreciation for your forthright
stand in testimony before t he Senate Commerce Committee last week .
You made it clear, indeed , that a publi c accomodations law would
clarify t he situation to a great extent for both businessmen and
their publics . But .-1e commend even more your stand on the morality
of the issue -- your voi cing that t here i§. a right and wrong i n
this matt er, and your willingness to ta ke your stand de spite the
possible political liabilities .
One dissent : remember what happened in school desegregation
because of "all deliberate speed 11 • Any period of grace which might
be attached to the legislation must have a definite and not- toodistant compliance date included , or we stand open to witnessing a
delaying spectacle like that regarding the schools over t he past
nine years .
Sincerely yours,
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Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir :
I have neve r written to a publi c o ffi cial before e x cept
to malce a request of one k in d or another.
I kn ow that you will receive many, many , letters calling
you all sorts of names. I kn ow that y ou will even be c riticized
by tho se who you have tried to help.
This is t o say "thanks " f o r helping the country and the
Congress to cu t through the decoys and propaganda and look at
the real issue.
Atlantans will n ot have to hang their heads this summer
as they visit
friends and go t o convent ions in other cities.
Your grand children can be proud that you said "out loud" f or
the whole world to hear what so many are thinking but lack the
courage to say.
Sincerely yours,
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To: Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor Atlanta,
City Hall, Atlanta, Georgia.
From: C.E. Jackson, 890 Mitchell Street,
Atlanta 14, Georgia.
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Stand And Be Counted!".
Respectfully submitted in appreciation of your forthright and
courageous stand on current governmental issues, and with prayerful
rerembrance in these chc...llenging days.
�STAND AND BE COUNTED!
(To Atlanta Mayor, Ivan Allen, Jr.)
Stand and be counted!
Stand tall and true;
As His tree fruitful,
God prosper you!
Stand as God I s prophet
Stood against aaal;
Still stands His remnant-Follow their trail!
Stand--unenta.ngled-"Fast in the Lord";
Hid though His blessing,
Rest in · His Word!
Stand duty-challenged,
Stand Spirit-manned;
Vile though the climate,
Cleanse it--and stand! ~
--C.E. Ja.
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August 2, 1963
The Honorable Ivan Allen , Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
My Dear Ivan:
Leah and I are so proud to join with the New York Times
of Sunday, July 28, 1963, in commending you for your
constructive warning which you pronounced to the Senate
Commerce Committee recently.
Atlanta must inevitably forge ahead under your far-seeing
leader ship.
Cordially,
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Atlanta 6, Ga.•
Aug. 1, 1963
Mayor Ivan .A.1lan
City Hall
Atlanta, Ga.
Doa.r ~hyor .Allon:
I want to congratulate you on your urging tho passage of
Konnod.v Administration's public
I am proud of you
tho
accommodation bill.
and am with you and tho Prosidont
bill.
Sincoroly,
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Jim Na.nee.
concerning this
�P. • Box 307, Roswell, Georeia
,July 31, 1963
To Atlanta's Honorable Mayor -Allen,
hank you, thank you, thdilk you for so ably ren.c. during the last
week.
dany Georgians who are not .tlantans (we are former tlantans)
depend heavily upon the intelligent courageous leadershi p Atlanta officials
give to the solution or our many frustrating ~ oblems, and we are everlastingly grateful to you and your co - workers for the grand job youare doing.
p- esenting Atlanta before the nation in ~ashington,
You have lots of friends inthe hid erland--- rural parts of the state who
value your e £forts as much ea Atlantans do .
Our blessings on you,
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Bishop Sherman L Greene, Senior Bishop
Conferences:
Baltimore
Washington
Virginia
North Carolina
Western North Carolina
1105 Fountain Drive, S. W.
Atlanta 14, Georgia
July
Field Addresses:
1605 Crittenden Ave., N. W.
Washington, D. C.
Kittrell College
Kittrell, North Carolina
27, 1963
Telephone
Telephone
PLaza 8-2213
Atlanta, Ga.
TUckerman 2-9599
Washington, D. C.
Mayor Ivan Allen
Ci t y Hall
At l anta, Georgia
Dear Mayor :
I wish t o thank you and to congratulate you upon one of
the most courageous , constructi ve, and intelligent statements ,
that have been .made touching the Public Accommodations feature
of the President ' s Civil Rights Bill.
Freedom-loving citizens over the entire country are applauding you, wi t hout r egard t o race or cr eed a nd as a minister
of the Gospel f or more t han Fifty Years, it is my earnest prayer
that your continued role in gover nmental affairs, might be correspondingly exemplary and admirable.
Again congratulating you, and wishing you l ong li.fe and
happiness, I beg to remain,
With great respect,
I- Obi ~zy
Sherman L. Gr~en
African Methodis
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piscopal Church
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Atlanta, Georgia,
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4/6 Oil Mill St.,
LAGOS, Nigeria.
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Dear Sir:
Congratulations, Sir, on your stand
on desegregation in your state.
May God bless you.
Barbara H. Wilson

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