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  • Text: eo =. = rei. SSS aR SoH!) TS ce TT 313 DECATUR FEDERAL BUILDING / DECATUR, GEORGIA / TELEPHONE 373-2257 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Allen: Your statement on the nomination of Lester Maddox stands an ever- lasting monument to bad taste and is an affront to any person with a shred of decency and fair play. This man was elected by no one but the people of Georgia. Congratulations on doing more than per- haps anyone else to put Lester in the White House while maintaining your own position as winner and still champion of sewer level poli- tics. Yours very truly, POPE H,.-FULLER, ARCHITECT \ a « 7 nist ae \ - ssa Pope H. Fuller PHF /mgb September 30, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen Mayor the City of Atlanta "Black Power" City Hall Atlanta, Georgia I am writing not only for myself but for all the white people in Atlanta. More power to LESTER MADDOX who the white people will © support. We don't think he is what you and your negro friends Sam Williams and Leroy Johnson said over WSB, September 29, 1966. I am sure that what you said about the thousands that voted for Maddox did not help you or them any, it just pro- moted more votes for Maddox in the November election. One thing SURE that I know is that neither my friends or myself are as stupid as you say. As Leroy Johnson said if we elect Maddox it would turn the clock back to 1850, well, we are going to sure try. Let's turn it back to 1850, at that time our Mayor would have supported the white people and not make a spectacle of himself in the public, radio or TV with "Black Power". Instead he would have been attending to his duties as a Mayor or be at home with his family and not standing on top of cars and getting up in the middle of the night to parade with "The Black Power". I think you are a disgrace not only to the City of Atlanta but to the white race. GOD help you because before it is over with, you are SURE going to be needing help. A registered voter and a native of Atlanta, Georgia U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE LICENSE NO, 954 WRIGHT & SOLOMON, INC. MERCHANDISE BROKERS INSECTICIDES PACKING SUPPLIES BASKETS PECANS PEACHES PEACH TREES ForT VALLEY, Ga. September 30, 1966 Honorable Ivan Allen, Mayor City Hall Atlanta, Ga. Dear Mr. Allen, From your quoted comments of yesterday it is evidently impossible for you and your friends to realize that there is a majority of Georgians who in all good conscience think different than youe You all have already had more to do with nominating Lester Maddox tan anyone and if you stupid bastards don't keep your big mouths shut you are going to surely as Hell elect him governor!! Wallis Hardeman, Jr. WILLIAM S. McGUIRE 273 TENNYSON DRIVE, N.W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen 8700 Northside Dr., No. We Atlanta, Georgia 80805 Dear Sirs I was surprised snd appalled at the statements made by you relative to the victory of Lester Maddox in the Democratic Primary. Do you not believe in the Democratic processes? As much as I would hate to have Lester Maddox as the Governor of this state, he could be no worse as such than L3J in his position as President. And the climax of your statement, to the effect that the Seal of this state has been tarnished by the nomination of Maddox, is that instead of doing something about it in November you are going fishing. This sounds like you would not lift a hand to save a drowning brother. If by virtue of your supporting Callaway in the November election under these extenuating circumstances you would be ostracized by the Democratic Party, IT suggest you find another party. / Yours veny vty, My) T. BLAKE JACKSON ATTORNEY AT LAW 523-7274 225 STANDARD FEDERAL SAVINGS BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 September 30, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen, dr. 3700 Northside Drive, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Dear Sir: Perhaps this should be addressed simply "Gem Clip Allen" if a man is to be accorded the sobriquet of the product he peddles, although it is my understanding that your family feels that you couldn't sell even gem clips. I join thousands of others in feeling that your performance on television last night was about the most disgusting, undignified, irresponsible, nauseating, unstatesmanlike and unwarranted act that could be performed by the supposed mayor of a great city. Although I am not a Maddox supporter but am actively supporting the Republican candidate for Governor of this great State, Mr. Maddox deserves that prefix to his name, and you have lowered yourself still further into the gutter by re- ferring to him as "Drumstick Chicken Maddox". I believe that Mr. Maddox is absolutely honorable and that his vocation is an honorable one, as is your father's. As a matter of fact, I believe that even Mr. Eugene Patterson will contede that he (Mr. Maddox) served good chicken at a reasonable price. Can you say that you have done anything as worthwhile? I concur with Mr. Maddox in his televised statement that your utterance appeared to be that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, so that I wonder whether you collaborated on your statements. If you, too, feel that you are now ashamed to be a Georgian, you, too, are invited out. I felt that Mr. Maddox made a tremendously more restrained, intelligent and statesmanlike appearance than you, even though your TV technicians attempted, at one point, to make him appear foolish by technically reducing his statement to gibberish. Sincerely, ( Wxb Seth ren. T. BLAKE JACKSON LA TBI/kKjo Charles Edward Roberts i 718 College Street : Macon, Georgia 7-29-66 Hon. Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Sir: I just heard your post-election statement on the 7 - 7:30 CBS news. I could not believe my ears. You are an educated, intelligent man, and those words could have come from the lips of a fool. Before you throw this in the wastebasket, if it is brought to your attention, let me hasten to say that I did not vote for Mr. Maddox in the pri- mary two weeks ago nor in the run-off yesterday. He is not my choice in November, I will vote for Mr. Callaway. In my opinion, Callaway will not be elected, however, if you and others to whom the viewers are exposed continue to make such vituperative remarks toward Maddox. The same thing could be said of the lead editorial in this morning's Atlanta Constitution. I'm sure if would be hard to find a class in reverse psychology", but if it is availabie, you should take the course. Lester Maddox couldn't have picked up fifty thousand additional votes any easier. It is certainly your right to be a sore loser, but why use that right to help elect the man you so obviously despise politically. I would have thought you smarter than that. Of course, editorial writers have long fanned the flames for those they are egeinst. They will never learn. Hope the fish will be biting November 8th! Cr very truly, & Z (Kotz Chas. E. Roberts, Wr. C. C. Bransford Used Cars DEALER IN SURPLUS CARS, TRUCKS, AND CLOTHING ROUTE 5S -- PHONE 647-4974 THOMASTON, GEORGIA MeL; Cbbort GIG pcx, é Weal _ ee 2H Yuaer- pict] LbodA fan Le7 Wale’ Mwy AM op Fd te GE, Tatanaty CLicllPir Qu leok Aken] Cty gornk oe ed hei aed Wi bed OUD Wdene are bois em eee eek ee ; 4441 Music Street New Orleans, La. September 29, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Sir: I am certain that the overwhelming majority of responsible Southerners shared my revulsion at your vicious castigation of Lester Maddox after his primary victory. The one transcendent lesson we should have learned during the past half-century is that an ag- gressor or "bully" camot be appeased indefinitely. That holds true whether the pacification is made on an individual, city, state, federal, or international level. You have tried to "finesse" a solution to the Miegro excesses, apparently bemused by the spurious idea so widely propagated by the "pinks", "reds", and socialistic "do-gooders", that the negro unrest is due to discrimination, ignorance, and economic in- security. THAT IS UNADULTERATED HOGWASH! During the depression here in New Orleans major crime in New Orleans was virtually limited to bootlegging, an occasional bank robbery, and murders committed within the Mafia itself. Now, as a result of the insane rulings of the Supreme Court and the coddling of inveterate criminals, no white woman can be secure in her home, in her automobile, in her office, ina hospital recuperating from illness, or even walking from the bus or street car to her home. The negro rapist is emboldened by the knowledge that he will receive the benefit of the best legal talents which such organizations as the American Civil Liberty Union can furnish and will probably be pardoned, even if convicted, because the jury did not have the precise mixture of whites and negroes. A friend of mine who owns a service station has been robbed by negroes four- teen times within the past five years and shot twice. Whether such provecateurs as King, the lynx-eyed, fork-tongued Mounteagle alumnus, carried a Communist card, is academic. The point is that he is helping the Communist cause and will ultimately preside over the flaming destruction of this nation unless leaders, such as yourself, cease capitulating to his demands. I enclose copy of letter which I wrote to one of our federal judges here six years ago. My views are identical today. I pray that the good people of Georgia are shaking off their lethargy. C LOSEE Ya Powe
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 20

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  • Text: September 30th, 1966. Mayor Ivan Allen, City of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga. Dear Mr, Mayor: We listened to you on Tee Vee excoriate Lester Maddox who is going to be the next Governor of the State of Georgia. As compared to what Georgia has had for recent Governors, Maddox is one of the highest qualified individuals for this high office in your State, What happened in our Country during the past 20 and 30 years, should be as obvious to you as it is to others, and that is, the United States of America is being controlled and governed by a clique of Educated Fools. May we ask, what good is the ability of a Leader, if this Leader leads you into Slavery and Communism, Better we have a Leader with no ability but who wants to lead us in the right direction, We thank God for Wallace, and Maddox, and Reagen, and those few true Americans that we have left with us today, for what they are trying to do for us and our country. We pray each night that we are now in a Nation wide sweep that will clear the Judas Goats and Quislings out of Office and bring a Halt to America's move down the road to Ruin — Oblivion — Disaster and ultimate communism, We truly hope Mr, Mayor that all federal government pawns such as the likes of you, will be eliminated from the American scene in the very near future, and let us come to grips with the true problems of what is wrong with America today, Maddox has felt the bite of the Federal lash across his back, and unlike so many spineless cowards in America today, this man is doing something about it, He will have every bit of my assistance and my life to help him, And there are millions other like me, So please Mayor step aside out of the way, before you get shoved off another automobile top, Sineerely for America, remain, Mes
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 31

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  • Text: John C. Bell Box 251, Route 4 Inman, South Carolina 29349 October 1, 1966 Hon, Ivan Allen, Atlanta, Ga., Dear Mayor Allen, It was my fortune to see and hear your most disgusting and uncalled for diatribe on C B $ in which you expressed your opinion in no uncertain terms about the result of the recent primary in Georgia. There is no one who is so intoler- ant of other peoples opinion as a defeated "Liber al " who calls himself a " Moderate". It seems voto me that quite a large percentage of the population of Georgia is " ignorant " a fact which I have never noticed in visits to your city and state. Mr. Maddox who started from scratch and by his own efforts developed his successful business could not have been very ignorant. He may have » had very little formal education . Did you dev- elop and build your own business ? It seems that I have read that it was inherited, Under your " wise " ghidance Atlanta has become a "Mecca " for negroes second only to Washington, D. C.,; as soon as they get a majority they will kick the moderate white man = out and take it over themselves, I believe that the " running fit" John O. Bell Box 251, Route 4 Inman, South Carolina 29349 which you had on television the other night will make thousands of votes for Maddox in the coming general election. I had been hoping that Calloway would win in November but with the reaction from you, Mc Gill and Martin Luther King which has appeared in the papers, on radio and televison there might be such a back lash that Calloway will be defeated. Anyway, either of the Canidates will be better than your beloved Ellis Arnall, Very Truly yours,
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 15

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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 19

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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 33

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  • Text: Moultrie, Georgia September 30, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen M yor, City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Allen: If the people of Georgia were surprised over the election of Mr. Lester Maddox as candidate for the Democrat Party, then they were shocked over the statements you made in your speech Thursday when you called those who voted for him a “combination of forces of ignorance, prejudice, reactionism, etc.". If this were true, then there certainly are a lot of "ignorant" and "people of this type" in the State of Georgia, when over four-hundred-thousand of them voted for Mr. Maddox. It would seem to me that if any§9ne has "tarnished the Great Seal of Georgia" you have by the remarks in your speech when you, a person in your position, made public such statements for the whole nation to hear. For your information, many people of all walks of life - doctors, lawyers, teachers, and ordinary good citizens whom you w uld call "ignorant" - have said they would NOW vote for Mr. Maddox since hearing your slanderous remarks about the people of Georgia, because they resent you calling all the people who voted for him these names. So you have really defeated your purpose, and instead of causing people to turn against Mr. Maddox, you have caused many to turn their support toward him. I think you owe the people of Georgia an « apology for your "name calling" outspoken and uncalled for statement. The people of Georgia do not - cannot not - and will not appreciate any such littleness in anyone, regardless of their position and standing... Yours trul s. F. C. Veal
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 37

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  • Text: A famous American once said "A college education never made BRAINS and he demonstrated this claim with the following story: "A. T. Stewart, a big de- martment-store merchant in New York, made a $1,606,000 @ year; he died leaving not one in the whole organization capable of carrying on the business, A bank took it over, put a judge at its head and he loss a million a’ year", Are you quite sure that Mr. Maddox is incapable of being a successful governor? He seems to have made 8 succes of his own business until Mr. Johnson comes in and tells him how to run it! John Milton said: "Who overcomes by force hes overcome but half his foe", He who ascends to mountein tops sheld find, The loftiest peaks all wrapped in clouds and SNOW. He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Shall look down on the hate of those below. Lord Byrone ANWdWOS SVX4L SHL
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 36

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  • Text: 171 Grady Avenue Athens, Georgia October 1, 1966 The Honorable Ivan Allen Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Sir: This letter is in reference to your recent statement concerning the nom-= ination of Lester Maddox as the Democratic candidate for Governor of the state of Georgia. I agree that Lester Maddox is totally unsuited as a gubernatorial candi- date. But it appears to me that your comments were not of a constructive na- ture; you tore down, but did nothing to fill the vacuum which you created. While it may be a bitter pill to swallow, the fact is that one of two men~-Lester Maddox or Howard Callaway--willbe the next governor of Georgia. Your statements seem strangely two-faced. You say that "We cannot allow our state's progress to be stopped and reversed by yesterday's mistake", but say later that you will probably -"go fishing" on election daye These two statements cannot co-exist; if you do indeed "eo fishing" on election day, the people of this state will surely remember the hypocrisy with which you spoke. I am not registered as a Republican--I have always voted for the best man.. Therefore I sincerely urge you to publicly support Bo Callaway for Gov- ernor.e The failure of a man in high political office to support the candidate which he feels to be the best qualified in a political race solely because this candidate is affiliated with another party, is pure cowardice. Do not attempt to deceive yourself that the people of this state will not feel this way about it. You have renounced Maddox too stronglye When a man's position and not his principles determines his policies, it is indeed time for new leadership. The hour grows lates Will you allow partisan politics to stop you from helping the state of Georgia defeat Lester Maddox? My hope is that you will reconsider the position which you have taken, and then publicly support the best qualified candidate-~Bo Callaway. aps Thank you for your kind attention in this matter. Sincerely, 2 yoy L Kirt Jerry 5. Lorentz
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 5

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  • Text: WILLIAM S. McGUIRE 273 TENNYSON DRIVE, N.W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen 8700 Northside Dr., No. We Atlanta, Georgia 80805 Dear Sirs I was surprised snd appalled at the statements made by you relative to the victory of Lester Maddox in the Democratic Primary. Do you not believe in the Democratic processes? As much as I would hate to have Lester Maddox as the Governor of this state, he could be no worse as such than L3J in his position as President. And the climax of your statement, to the effect that the Seal of this state has been tarnished by the nomination of Maddox, is that instead of doing something about it in November you are going fishing. This sounds like you would not lift a hand to save a drowning brother. If by virtue of your supporting Callaway in the November election under these extenuating circumstances you would be ostracized by the Democratic Party, IT suggest you find another party. / Yours veny vty, My)
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 35

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  • Text: September 29, 1966 —_—_—_—\—\— Sion ie oe j a = =H d-the most disgraéeful, inexcuseable performance on television that I have-ever-seens _Now Atianta—eand the whole worlda— know what type mayor the city of Atlanta has, —_—_—_————-sonething-the—firemen-eiresay nC We ee This election proves two things: - ——$$—___—___——1,_The—-people—are not pl sesed with +6 —— way government officials are backing mob rule. : UL 7 ie Block voting is completely ineffective amoeba. _w hen the people are interested in an election... — a I have never had the priviledge of voting in a city election. I shall certainly be looking forward _to voting in the next one. Sincerely, _ Ruth C. Solomon _
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 29

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  • Text: Ph Cae) “Bdock OU)" aed dant tebeios WAS hee peer all akan ChE Fille Tied oLy. St A) Cowmanrle Xwun ie Ted Othe, SL GG LAMAR, that? UR HOST FROM COAST TO COAST»
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 24

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  • Text: AovTh » Splits it pil, 22) Hdd bod. now ltd vty hr, Calsrtd wh, ts ; afbds deed gerdin walt sho bef On Ms LLOULEY \
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 13

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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 10

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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 23

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  • Text: 4201 South Ocean Boulevard Delray Beach, Florida September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen Atlanta, Georgia Dear Sir: Your remarks with refemmce to Mr. Lester Maddox’ nomination, as televised on the Huntley-Brinkley Report Thursday night, call for some sort of answer. I cannot debate your characterization of Mr. Maddox as "unqualified" because I am not as aware as you are of his personal experience and qualities. But I am under the impression that it is because he supports segregation of the races that you stated his nomination was a victory for the forces of prejudice and ignorance. It is your equation of a belief in racial segregation with “prejudice” and “ignorance” which is incorrect and insupportable. Yes, of course some of the backers of Mr. Maddox were ignorant and prejudiced (if you mean by the latter term tending to make judgments with prior investigation of evidence); some backers of "liberal"! candidates are equally uninformed and thoughtless. In fact, the balance of power in Mr. Maddox' victory must have resided in once respectable voters for “moderate” candidates. I must with all good will suggest that it is a greater sign of ignorance today to argue in favor of integration of Negro and White races than to oppose it. The facts about the nature of men, the physiological and mental differences between the Negro and White races, and the historical evidence of the differing capacities of those races for inventiveness and the building and maintaining of advanced civilizations simply do not support your viewpoint. A great amount of work in genetics, anthropology, and other fields of research supporis, on the contrary, a point of view which sees races as sometimes markedly different in extremely important ways--not for purely environmental reasons at all, but by virtue of heredity. I am aware that for some years it has been fashionable to say that races in fact don't really exist at all, and even if they do there are no significant differences, and in any case whatever differences appear to exist can be cleared away by a generation or so of social mixing and education. This school of thought-- if it can be dignified with such an appellation--was more or less originated by the anthropologist Boas and his students without much factual support, and it was given impetus by the strong reaction against "racism" following Hitler's defeat in the Second World War. It is now accepted blindly by large numbers of unquestioning people who would be justifiably shocked if they knew the truth and its ramifications. Here are a few of the books presenting facts which, if thoughtfully considered, would lead to a change in many of our government's racial policies--unless, of course, our government is motivated by something other than genuine concern for truth and for the wellbeing of our citizens. J. C. Carothers. The African Mind in Health and Disease. Carleton S. Coon. |The Origin of Races. Marcelle Geber. "Developpement psycho-moteur de l'enfant africain," Coumier, UNESCO, Paris (January 1956), VI 2 17-29. Audrey M. Shuey. The Testing of Negro Intelligence. Nathaniel Weyl. The Negro in American Civilization. An older book, but one which still has a great deal of validity, is Lothrop Stoddard's The Rising Tide of color, Many pertinent articles will be found in "The Mankind Quarterly", 1 Darnaway St., Edinburgh 3, Scotland. Also in IAAEE Reprints, The International Association for the Advancement of Ethnology and Eugenics, Inc., P.O. Box 3495, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10017. (One reprint of particular interest is “Social Science Testimony in the Desegregation Cases--A Reply to Professor Kenneth Clark," by Ernest van den Haag.) Publications of the National Putnam Letters Committee, Suite 908, 1730 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. are certainly worth study. Though The Suicide of the West, by James Burnham, does not concern itself primarily with racial matters, it is quite relevant to the point I am trying to make. There are many more materials easily accessible to anyone searching for them in a university or large public library. The men who, in print, oppose your views, Mayor Allen, are for the most part at the opposite extreme from ignorant or prejudiced. To assure you that I, for example, am not a babbling and unlettered dunce, I must mention that I have an MA, have taught in universities for eight years, have an IQ in the upper 1% of the population, and am even considered reasonably goodnatured, kind to animals, and even decent to other people. I am not motivated by hate, fear of economic competition by less prosperous segments of the population, nor by superstitious clinging to ancestral myths. And I am getting very tired of being indirectly accused of ‘ignorance’ and lumped with the KKK by people who will not take the trouble to reconsider their own prejudices. If only one brave public figure such as yourself (and your courage was amply demonstrated during the Atlanta riots) would study the evidence and come out openly on the side of truth, miracles could be worked in the revitalization of our confused and saddened country. I assume you will not have time to answer my letter, and perhaps you will not even have time to read it, but if it should be possible I would Be delighted to hear from you, I would welcome references to readings which you feel support viewpoints differing from mine. Thank you very much. Sincerely, baa Bis Fleming Lee Blitch
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Box 19, Folder 12, Document 6

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  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 6
  • Text: T. BLAKE JACKSON ATTORNEY AT LAW 523-7274 225 STANDARD FEDERAL SAVINGS BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 September 30, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen, dr. 3700 Northside Drive, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Dear Sir: Perhaps this should be addressed simply "Gem Clip Allen" if a man is to be accorded the sobriquet of the product he peddles, although it is my understanding that your family feels that you couldn't sell even gem clips. I join thousands of others in feeling that your performance on television last night was about the most disgusting, undignified, irresponsible, nauseating, unstatesmanlike and unwarranted act that could be performed by the supposed mayor of a great city. Although I am not a Maddox supporter but am actively supporting the Republican candidate for Governor of this great State, Mr. Maddox deserves that prefix to his name, and you have lowered yourself still further into the gutter by re- ferring to him as "Drumstick Chicken Maddox". I believe that Mr. Maddox is absolutely honorable and that his vocation is an honorable one, as is your father's. As a matter of fact, I believe that even Mr. Eugene Patterson will contede that he (Mr. Maddox) served good chicken at a reasonable price. Can you say that you have done anything as worthwhile? I concur with Mr. Maddox in his televised statement that your utterance appeared to be that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, so that I wonder whether you collaborated on your statements. If you, too, feel that you are now ashamed to be a Georgian, you, too, are invited out. I felt that Mr. Maddox made a tremendously more restrained, intelligent and statesmanlike appearance than you, even though your TV technicians attempted, at one point, to make him appear foolish by technically reducing his statement to gibberish. Sincerely, ( Wxb Seth ren. T. BLAKE JACKSON LA TBI/kKjo
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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  • Record Updated: April 30, 2021

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 21

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  • Result Type: Item
  • Item Type: Text
  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 21
  • Text: Atlanta, Georgia, September 30, 1966 Ivan Allen, Jre, Mayor (7), City of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia. Dear Sirs I am trying my best to write this letter without the use of profanity. Your remarks concerning the nomination of Lester Maddox were highly irregular, false, and unwarranted. You implied that everyone voting for Mre Maddox did not have the intellectual ability to distinguish the difference between day and night. I know the difference myself and apparently you don't -- for you sure den't know the differense between white end black. Your stupid and idiotie remarks probably helped Mr. Maddox receive more votes than he would have received. In closing let me offer the prayer that when you go home tonight to your kennel, I hope your mother bites you. You've certainly got enough sense to figure that cut, The next time your colored friends shake you off a car, I hope you fall on your empty head. Naturally, there will be no name,
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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  • Record Updated: April 30, 2021

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 27

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  • Result Type: Item
  • Item Type: Text
  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 27
  • Text: Ndguitle, AE . a a a i allt, 4. La oh oi Labh, ae yeu made be Aebrecie de gerusl Ricki”, Yio wondec he. Laid, sf pdm cok et thew: Joug (Sagre) Muexe 2b, B belhe v0 haga 23, 3+ wats Hat only tke, pov eet | shut uf, i, Hcl pa ee ote we
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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  • Record Updated: April 30, 2021

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 2

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  • Result Type: Item
  • Item Type: Text
  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 2
  • Text: eo =. = rei. SSS aR SoH!) TS ce TT 313 DECATUR FEDERAL BUILDING / DECATUR, GEORGIA / TELEPHONE 373-2257 September 30, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Allen: Your statement on the nomination of Lester Maddox stands an ever- lasting monument to bad taste and is an affront to any person with a shred of decency and fair play. This man was elected by no one but the people of Georgia. Congratulations on doing more than per- haps anyone else to put Lester in the White House while maintaining your own position as winner and still champion of sewer level poli- tics. Yours very truly, POPE H,.-FULLER, ARCHITECT \ a « 7 nist ae \ - ssa Pope H. Fuller PHF /mgb
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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  • Record Updated: April 30, 2021

Box 19, Folder 12, Document 17

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  • Item Type: Text
  • Title: Box 19, Folder 12, Document 17
  • Text: Cre dg af Ea “4 ee ly Ofer as = Weir bs ot Ai | on Me | % z aa 2 <— mie VU Ly 7 ee
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 12, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
  • Record Created: April 18, 2017
  • Record Updated: April 30, 2021