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  • Text: December 7, 1967 Mr. W. M. Alexander Adair Realty and Loan Company 56 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30301 Dear Bill: I certainly appreciate your letter of December 6th regarding the SWAP meeting last Thursday. I should like to thank you for your efforts to be completely fair in this situation. With best wishes for the Holiday Season, I am Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAIJr/bat ESTABLISHED i865 ADAIR Keally and Loan Company Shaw waa SALES - LEASES - MORTGAGE LOANS - INSURANCE PRESIDENT 56 PEACHTREE ST.__- ATLANTANGEORGIA 30301 LX. SURER December 6, 1967 my y A The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta \)r City Hall Wo : Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: ! ss my appieciation I would like to take this opportunity to e very fine talk you gave at the SWAP Meeting last Thurs I felt ae remarks were very appropriate and were exactly what the noobie in that area needed to hear. I am a lifelong resident of West End and Cascade Heights, and I mentioned to Jack Adair recently of my concern for that area. I believe he mentioned this to you. My concern is not only for Cascade and West End but for the fact that the people moving out of that area are moving out of the city of Atlanta, and in a lot of cases out of Fulton County, thinking that by doing this they will leave the integration problem behind them. I have attended most of the SWAP Meetings and got involved in a racial problem in our own church, Audubon Forest Methodist. From my experience in these two areas, I had an opportunity to discuss this overall problem with a great number of people in our neighborhood. As I mentioned to Jack, I intended to get in touch with you to discuss the feelings of the people in the area, but unfortunately I never got around to it. Apparently, from the remarks you made you are very aware of the feelings of this area. It concerns me that so many of the people blame the City Administration for the problems of Cascade Heights, not only your administration, but also Bill Hartsfield's. My experiences in this problem go back to the time when several of my friends were forced to move from the Mozley Park area. During the recent discussions, I have tried to convince the people that I have talked to that this has been a natural movement of the negros from the West Side on into the Southwest section, rather than a deliberate plan of the City Administration. It is true that it is much more difficult for a colored family to obtain a home loan in other parts of Atlanta, and, in my opinion, this is part of ) Owe CSocontl Century The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. December 6, 1967 Page 2 the overall problem we are facing, rather than a deliberate attempt on the part of the City Administration to establish the Southwest section as the colored part of town. I think it is incumbent upon us who live in the Cascade area to publicize and sell the rest of the city on the fine residential area that we have, in spite of the integration. If we can hold out long enough for people's prejudice to be worn down and their thinking changed on this matter, I believe we will have helped to establish an integrated city, rather than an all negro city as the trend certainly now seems to be. Being a native Atlantan, I have grown up with the prejudice against living in an integrated neighborhood. During the past year, after meeting the negros moving into Cascade Heights, my thinking has changed. This has also been true of a number of my friends. There also have been people moving into the area without this prejudice and others wanting to live in an integrated neighborhood. I believe these factors coupled with the, so far, successful integration of Southwest High School can go a long way toward maintaining a successfully integrated city. We will need help from the churches, business community, school administra- tion, and city politicians. Any attention and help you can give us in this area will be greatly appreciated. If I can be of any help to you in this regard, please do not hesitate to call me. Very truly yours, W. M. Alexander WMA: bb cc: Mr. Jack Adair ae = The Southside 7 ’s Own Newspaper ‘VOLUME FIFTEEN =e Es = == - 10¢ COPY Pie “OCTOBER 19, 1967, NUMBER FORTY-S1X cp Severall Oprra¢ Lolo th ot the Zoning Board To Hear Proposals (See editorial on Page 4) The members of Southwest Atlantans for Progress (SWAP) were urged at their meet- ing last Thursday night, Oct. 12, to oppose the proposal of the Atlanta-Fulton County Planning Board, made the day before, to place approximately 1,200 ‘low to mo- derate-income”’ housing units in the area between Boulder Park and Cascade Heights. The West End Business Men’s Association, similarly, has passed a resolution which says “we request and strongly re- commend that no further public housing be placed in Southwest Atlanta until other sections of our City have taken their pro- rata share of public housing units,”? The Association resolution further states that ‘‘we believe there is land available which can be acquired for public hous- ing in all portions of the City of Atlanta, . .we feel thatSouth- west Atlanta has now reached a jaturation point in regard to public housing,”’ Rey. James Coslen, co- chairman of SWAP, a bi-racial group trying to stabilize the integrated West Manor section of Cascade Ieiglits, opened the meeting in the Parrish House of _ the Church of the Incarnation, Episcopal, on Cascade Road, and then turned it over to Robert Haver, his co-chairman, who brought before the group the decision of the Planning Board, The Board approved four pro- jects containing 1,436 low dnd moderate-income housing units, 1,256 of which would directly affect the Southwest area, The three actions affecting the Southwest area are; 1) Approval of 650 “turn- hey”? units on the north side of Sewell Road, just west of the Atlanta Coast Line tracks, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has ten- tatively approved private de- velopers to build the units, then turn them over to the Atlanta Housing Authority for public se Low Rent Mowsgn GF housing, 2) Approval of 558 221 (d) (3) moderate-income units the east side of Fairburn Road, north of Sewell Road, 8) ‘Approval of 48 conven- tional moderate-income units on the north side of Gordon Road, west of Adamsville Drive, Should the Aldermanic Zoning Committee and the full Alder- manic Board approve these pro~ posals, there would be a total of 1,700 units of low and moderate- income housing between Boul- ‘der Park and West Manor, SWAP members were urged to attend the Aldermanic Zoning Commiitee meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct, 19, “at which the Adamsville Drive proposal comes up, and the meeting at 2p.m, , Thursday Oct, 26, when the proposals affecting the SewellFairburn sites come be- fore the Committee, Mrs. Xernona Clayton, sec- retary of SWAP, suggested that HUD (Housing ’ and Urban De= velopment) be contacted to let them know that the group dis- approves of such concentration of low-income units in this area, The group gencrally expres- sed the feeling that they do not mind having low to moderate- income housing in the area, but that they do feel that other areas of the city should share the housing. Mrs, Clayton also said that SWAP must do some ground work before the Aldermanic Zoning Committee meets and that they must also follow up their appeal to the committee so that the Committee does not deny permission for the loca- tion of the housing units at the regular meeting, and then turn around and approve them in a meeting generally not known about, as they did with 500 units already approved in the Fairburn-Sewell area, Mrs. Mary Frances Peters introduced the ladies who par- ticipated in the panel discus- sion, ‘A Woman’s Point of View,’”’ the scheduled program, The ladies were Miss Susan Ross, a student of Southwest High School who has attended segregated, long-time integra- ted, and newly-integr ated high schools, Mrs, H.Y. Hutcheson, who is associated with AudubonF orest Methodist Church and is alsothe mother of six children, was the second participant, And Mrs, Lee Shelton, wife of Dr, Lee Shelton and the mother of four, was the third member of the panel who filled in for Mrs, William Alexander who was un~ able to attend, The ladies talked briefly on the progress and problems of integration from their own points of view. The floor was then opened to discussion, The open forum, which lasted approximately an hour and a half, produced ques- tions and answers on the school integration problems, the fears that both white and Negro mo- thers might have, and what their (Cont. on Page 5) ep a im tl Bulletin! Consideration housing units for of over southwe 1,200 low- st Atlanta cost has been postponed until Nov. 9 by the Alder- manic Zoning Committee, according to Tom Shuttleworth of the City Planning Depart- ment. A4eyer Allen ‘pene Page 4 _ THE WEEKLY STAR - L ‘i SHOW UP TODAY! The following individuals or groups of individuals are op- posed to any more ‘‘low rent,’’ ‘“public,’? ‘‘turnkey,’? or what- have-you housing in the West, Southwest and Southeast sec- tions The Board of Directors of the West End Business Men’s Association; the Boulder Park Civic Association; the Citizens Advisory Committee of West End Urban Renewal® several members of Southwest Atlan- tans for Progress (SWAP), in- cluding the two co-chairmen, Rev, James Costen and Bob Haver; Rev. Hugh Brooks, pastor of West End Baptist Church; Ed- gar Schukraft, the spearhead behind the West. End Urban Renewal Project; State Rep. Fred Winkles of Southwest At- lanta; and Tom Oxnard, editor of this newspaper. There are probably more in- dividuals and groups also op- posed, but, frankly, we didn’t of the City of Atlanta. - have the time to get everyone’s opinion. The general opinion is that the above-named sections of Atlanta have already had their prorata share of this type of housing. It is time, NOW, for the Northside and other sections of Metropolitan Atlanta, to get involved in the social problems of our day. In the words of the resolu- tion of the -West End Business Men’s Association: ‘‘We re- quest and strongly recommend that no further public housing be placed in Southwest Atlanta until other sections of our City have taken their prorata share of public housing units.?? ~ Show up at city hall today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers to hear your section of the city being discussed, Need we say more? ee September 12, 1967 Mrs. John C. Hoke 1682 Centra Villa Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Dear Mrs. Hoke: This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of September 6th. Obviously I do not agree with the views outlined in your letter. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor 1AJr/br ay : +. i " - Atlanta Ga, Sep. 6 1967. Hon. Mayor Ivan Allen Mayor City of Atlanta Atlanta Georgia. Dear Mayor Allen, In regard to an editorial appearing in the atlanta journal September 6th, headed Allanta and housing., We the residents of the Cascade sewell road section have discussed this same subject very many times. We can't understand why you and your aldermanic board have seen fit to push the bulk of negroes to this section. The work going on in West End is for sure, for the negroes, apartments have been built by the hundreds for negroes, they have taken the white people's homes a-way from them that took years to beautify and build. We understand that the real estate people on the north side have been instructed nat to sell to negroes, also banks are reluctant to lend negroes money to buy on the North side. There are no negro projects gping on in the north side of the city, also no negroes live in Buckhead, Peachtree road or any of the nice sections of the north side. This influx to Cascade, West End Sewell section has been influenced by city goverment. Apparently you do not want them on your side of town or for neighbors, residents in the Southwest are moving every day. The purpose of integration was to have negroes move in all sections of the city, but they are being encouraged to settle in one section thus causing no integration at all, very soon it willbe all negro. I am sure with Hank Aarons money he could afford a home in your section, We have had to put up with the riff r.ff from Washington street and Capitol ave etc, since the change in that section now with Martin Luther's church taking over Capitol homes will be more and more negroes. Would like for yom to read this editorial if you haven't already. We are very much disturbed as I am sure you would be, if you were a middle class person trying to live in a decent neighborhood. It is embarrassing to have curiousity seekers ride in this section to see the for sale sigms as_t or is one in practically every yard in some sections of fifty thbusa omes and many high priced homes. Hoping to have your view on this vhich would make it clearer to myself and neighbors what will take place. Sincerely Mrs. John C. Hoke g.W 1682 Centra Villa Brive Atlanta Georgia eae ae Te vs Gus May 26, 1967 — ,/4 Mr. Fred L. Shoenberger 420 Lynhurst Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Dear Mr. Shoenberger: iy Thank you very much for your lett I assure you that I commend activities of SWAP and their efforts to stabilize the Southwest area of the’city in which they are working. I have publically on many occasions advocated a National fair housing Act, and I am glad to reiterate that position. Every effort is being made to maintain and improve schools and public services inside the corporate limits of Atlanta. Iam delighted to commend the SWAP group for what they are doing and make every effort to see that they secure full cooperation from the Atlanta city government and the many civic organizations which can be of help. From time to time, I will attempt to keep the organization informed of the many efforts that are being made by the city and further extend our cooperation. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. IAJr:am May 20, 1967 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jre, Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Gae Dear Mr. Mayor: I am a resident of Southwest Atlanta, and an active particip- ant in Southwest Atlantans for Progress ("SWAP"), Yesterday I met with a group including the Community Relations Council. I was asked by one member, "What can we do to help." As I am confident that they reflect your desire to foster activities which can validate and improve Atlanta as a place to live, I am writing to suggest a possible way in which you could help us do our part of this job. A positive letter of support for the direction we are taking in attempting to stabilize our cummunity as a thoroughly integrated one would be quite encouraging, especially if permission were granted to publish the letter through Atlanta news media. I have no intention of attempting to direct such a letter should you write one, but offer the following ideas as possible seeds for your own thinking. 1. Support of the idea of a stabilized community as a starting point for a stabilized (and integrated) Atlanta. 2+ Open housing agreements or legislation. 3. The maintainance, and even enhancement, of school quality and of public services in this area, he A statement of your continued interest in and observation of what is going on heree The preceding are by no means exhaustive. Mre Shelton, Mrse Bullard, or others of your Council may be offered as persons who have talked with some of us on the spot and would perhpas have politically appropriate suggestions to make. Fred L, Shoenberger 20 Lynhurst Dre, S.We Atlanta, Gae 30311 May 22, 1967 Does the law offer John Q. Citizen any protection whatsoever from unscrupulous real estate operators? Will Atlanta become another Washington and, if so, who will pay the taxes? A case in point is the Cascade Heights area. Someone, for reasons known only to himself, is approached by or gets in touch with an operator who sells real estate primarily to Negroes. A sale is made and the rumors start, some of them probably planted. People panic and then other operators zero in on the area and start a flood of letters (see attached), phone calls and knocks on the door. [It is a frightening thing to see the reaction of the people. Car- loads of Negroes cruise the area. One more neighborhood has received the “kiss of death." When the word gets out, it is impossible to sell except to Negroes. Check the Red Bud Lane section and see for yourself. My neighborhood, a different one from that above, has just received the kiss that can bring disaster. We are trying desperately to hold it together. In our case,. an all-white neighborhood, the sale was made at midnight, literally, two weeks ago last Saturday. Most of us move into a particular area because we like the neighborhood, we know the people, or as a matter of economics. Some are retired people with limited incomes; some are middle-aged who, after rearing their children, were looking forward to a more leisurely life; many are young couples who have just purchased their first home. In the latter case, particularly, it has taken all they can rake and scrape to make the down payment. Now, with their homes deflated, what are they going to do for money in order to make a fresh start somewhere else? We, too, should have a choice in selecting our neighbors. Why do we not have speculative housing for Negroes instead of destroying established areas -- or is there more profit in blockbusting? I am a real person, but I fear harassment if my mame gets out. [I can be reached through Mr. Tom Oxnard at The Weekly Star if anyone desires verification of the above. Enclosure Copy to: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.“ Eugene Patterson, Editor, The Atlanta Constitution Frank Smisson, Ga. Real Estate Commission Tam Miwnard Fdaitrar The Waeakilw CGrar a vi) PHONE 766-5656 Stovall REALTY & INSURANCE, INC, SUITE 711 KING BUILDING 1311 CLEVELAND AVE. EAST POINT, GA. 30044 February 7, 1967 Mr. Tae: s @@— North Shore Drive, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Dear Mr. (iis As a home owner in the Sewell-Cascade area, no doubt you are wondering what the future of your property holds for you. First, may we say this is NOT advice from.us to induce you to sell, rent or retain your property. NEITHER is this letter a solicitation for you to sell or rent through this firm. We would like to point out that after due deliberation we undertook to be . of service to property owners of your area when others declined to'do so. Where others feared to tread we faced the problem and concluded we could market real estate in your area. Our faith in ourselves has been more than justified as evidenced by the sale and closing of the following properties since July 1, 1966. ( Others sold, awaiting closing date. ) 3203 West Manor Cir.” AtdiouI3316 Pamlico Dr dewwehort’ 3383 Annelaine Dr. <& PatGKo) 3370 Lynfield Dr. Chamwbere 3399 Pamlico Dr. Jitu 700 Lynn Circle Caficent/ 3382 Lynfield Dr. UM Guck 512 Hiawassee Dr J\et i 3389 Sewell Road 3343 Cedar Island Dr. Haugh, 974 Veltre Circle 3394 Sewell Road Qxnctireei_ We recognize this is not setting the world on fire, but in view of the past tight money market, we believe this is better than anyone else has done in your area. We are happy to report the supply of money is becoming available again and we are anticipating a preat year in real estate sales. The above information is given for your consideration in the event you are planning to sell now or at a future date. If so, we would appreciate the opportunity of discussing the matter with you. For a consultation without any obligation on your part, call 766-5656. Very truly yours, INSURANCE, INC. we Z SQL, Stovall’, Presiden Broker 5S:as April 22, 1967 Mayor Ivan Allen Board of Aldermen City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Sirs: It is past time for pressure on the Southwest section of Atlanta to be taken off the home owners. Most of these very fine citizens built homes in this section planning to live there a lifetime and many have been residents for over twenty years. Their homes are in the $20,000 to $50,000 range and the neighborhoods are beautifully kept. From this section comes some of the outstanding citizens of Atlanta and Georgia, but if city hall continues to ignore the integration, or resegregation, of this one section of Atlanta it will soon affect the entire city. The neighborhoods will no longer be integrated; they will be all Negro and the former home owners will have moved entirely out of Fulton county......as many say they will do if they have to give up their homes. 7 How many of you have taken the time, or cared enough, to ride out in this lovely section to see the for sale signs that fill each street? Have you given any thought as to the far-reaching affect of this fear? For sale signs should be banned from in front of all homes. Most residents who would like to stay, even with some integration, do not wish to be the only white resident on a street and some discussion with both whites and Negroes should come from city hall. Other areas of Atlanta should be opened to these Negroes seeking homes in all white neighborhoods. Pressure tactics are being used by real estate companies and more and more signs are appearing in front of homes. If the present trend continues, Atlanta will soon be another Washington, D. C. and the prestige of Atlanta will disappear. It should be in the interest of all good citizens of Atlanta, who are interested in the general welfare of Atlanta, to try to help stabilize the Southwest section - Cascade Heights, West Manor, Audubon Forest, King's Forest, etc.. Some encouragement from the mayor and councilmen of this city would certainly be most helpful and encouraging to these citizens struggling under pressure. If these people do not receive any help from this direction, then the Northside could easily undergo the same transition in the future and then the feelings and frustrations of the Southwest citizens will be better understood by others in Atlanta. This is an urgent matter and we earnestly seek your full cooperation. Thank you. Citizens of Southwest Atlanta Attchd: List of names Clipping from Atlanta Journal-Constitution CITIZENS OF SOUTHWEST ATLANTA Lia Ja A, Cee
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 2

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  • Text: ESTABLISHED i865 ADAIR Keally and Loan Company Shaw waa SALES - LEASES - MORTGAGE LOANS - INSURANCE PRESIDENT 56 PEACHTREE ST.__- ATLANTANGEORGIA 30301 LX. SURER December 6, 1967 my y A The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta \)r City Hall Wo : Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: ! ss my appieciation I would like to take this opportunity to e very fine talk you gave at the SWAP Meeting last Thurs I felt ae remarks were very appropriate and were exactly what the noobie in that area needed to hear. I am a lifelong resident of West End and Cascade Heights, and I mentioned to Jack Adair recently of my concern for that area. I believe he mentioned this to you. My concern is not only for Cascade and West End but for the fact that the people moving out of that area are moving out of the city of Atlanta, and in a lot of cases out of Fulton County, thinking that by doing this they will leave the integration problem behind them. I have attended most of the SWAP Meetings and got involved in a racial problem in our own church, Audubon Forest Methodist. From my experience in these two areas, I had an opportunity to discuss this overall problem with a great number of people in our neighborhood. As I mentioned to Jack, I intended to get in touch with you to discuss the feelings of the people in the area, but unfortunately I never got around to it. Apparently, from the remarks you made you are very aware of the feelings of this area. It concerns me that so many of the people blame the City Administration for the problems of Cascade Heights, not only your administration, but also Bill Hartsfield's. My experiences in this problem go back to the time when several of my friends were forced to move from the Mozley Park area. During the recent discussions, I have tried to convince the people that I have talked to that this has been a natural movement of the negros from the West Side on into the Southwest section, rather than a deliberate plan of the City Administration. It is true that it is much more difficult for a colored family to obtain a home loan in other parts of Atlanta, and, in my opinion, this is part of ) Owe CSocontl Century The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. December 6, 1967 Page 2 the overall problem we are facing, rather than a deliberate attempt on the part of the City Administration to establish the Southwest section as the colored part of town. I think it is incumbent upon us who live in the Cascade area to publicize and sell the rest of the city on the fine residential area that we have, in spite of the integration. If we can hold out long enough for people's prejudice to be worn down and their thinking changed on this matter, I believe we will have helped to establish an integrated city, rather than an all negro city as the trend certainly now seems to be. Being a native Atlantan, I have grown up with the prejudice against living in an integrated neighborhood. During the past year, after meeting the negros moving into Cascade Heights, my thinking has changed. This has also been true of a number of my friends. There also have been people moving into the area without this prejudice and others wanting to live in an integrated neighborhood. I believe these factors coupled with the, so far, successful integration of Southwest High School can go a long way toward maintaining a successfully integrated city. We will need help from the churches, business community, school administra- tion, and city politicians. Any attention and help you can give us in this area will be greatly appreciated. If I can be of any help to you in this regard, please do not hesitate to call me. Very truly yours, W. M. Alexander WMA: bb cc: Mr. Jack Adair
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  • Text: aS a 24 The Atlanta Journal and CONSTITUTION * SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1967 lacists Excuse Fi pee ~ Www ff te hee kate oud Sg to live like human beings. They’ve got to be prepared to compete.” Mrs. Hurley said she believes -/most Negroes “‘feel this is their country. They have allegiance to their country. “Among us there are many who abhor war, but if we’re at war, the majority of Negroes are going to support it.” She predicted that the calls of King and Carmichael for Ne- gro youths to ignore the draft “will be largely unanswered ex- cept by people of SNCC and that kind — and they are precious few.” In fact, she added, the na- tion’s record of greatest ad- vances in race relations has oc- .|curred in time of war. War, al- .|though unfortunate, ‘‘throws men together and allows them to understand each other.” SHE DESCRIBED King’s contention that the war takes ‘|away from the anti-poverty pro- gram as “baloney.” Congressmen like Sen. Ever- rett Dirksen, R-Ill., “‘are throw- _| ing stumbling blocks in the way of civil rights,’ she believes. _| The money is available, but not .| appropriated. With 400 branches in the Southeast, Mrs. Hurley’s NAACP is touching more. individuals than any civil rights organiza- tion. “Nobody,” she stresses, ‘‘can speak for all Negroes. We can only say what we think Ne- gores ought to want.” The: NAACP which Mrs, -| Hurley says gets the facts and turns to militance ‘only after we've been rebuffed at every turn,’ has picked employment and housing as its major cur- rent programs. However, all branches are encouraged to meet problems in their own communities. Like the other civil rights spokesmen, Mrs. Hurley doubts that the kind of movement that existed in the earlier 1960s, will return. “THE BIG JOB now is im- plementation of laws. Much of what we’re dealing with is called politics rather than emotional- ism.” The National Urban League, whose major push is retraining for jobs and upgrading of Ne- sro skills through its Project Assist, has just opened offices in Jackson, Miss., and Columbia, S.C. Negotiations are in pro- gress toward moving into Al- bany. Heman Sweatt, associate di- rector of the Urban League’s Southern field office, believes the vulnerability for exploiting emotions still exists but ill come from ‘‘spontaneous lead- ership at the local level.” Sweatt says white leaders, fearful of Negro unrest, are be- ginning to realize “that it volvement of people’ and a greater sense of participation are answers. But they’re not mobilizing to meet the needs. RALPH McGILL dairy state, producing magnifi- cent milk, butter and cheese. The dairy industry of that state has been a source of both chal- lenge and despair to others in the same competitive business. But her cities also grew. Housewives with budgets began to patronize bootleg margarine vendors. In the manner that li- quor dealers will build along highways just outside a dry county or state, margarine deal- ers made their goods available near the Wisconsin line. Thrifty housewives nearby drove across and purchased. Those who lived at distances depended on ser- vices that brought the packages in for private sale. The law, which prohibited the manufac- fure or sale of colored oleo and put a tax of 15 cents per pound on any officially imported, be- came archaic and preposterous. Lessened Power As the cities grew, the rural legislative power lessened. It was ended when the federal courts required reapportion- ment to make, as nearly as pos- sible, each voter’s ballot equal to his neighbor’s. A third factor, politically re- Jated to the others, was the loss of farm population. The power of the Midwest farm bloc today is still great. But it is not the same bloc as that of even 20 A civil-rights movement will) years ago — certainly not that be functioning, Sweatt assures, of ~ ~-~---+t-~ —--«— Aamiaulim “but at a different level than in the past,” Socialists Quit LONDON (UPI) — The pub- lishers of the Socialist tabloid Sunday Citizen have announced it will suspend publication with its June 18 issue, largely be- cause of difficulties arising from the government’s wage - price freeze. | _HART SCHAFFNER & MARX Continued from Page 1 in the nation. Today, Iowa’s ag- riculture brings in record totals. But it is more than doubled by industrial income. Jowa’s farm population grows less and less as farms grow larger and be- come more mechanized. Wisconsin’s failure to support butter “manufactured by God” and other modifications in the nation’s agricultural life explain much about America and the cuange that continues, day after ay. Minister Quits Pulpit to Join Maddox as Aide SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Clifford H. Brewton, has re- signed from his pastorate to be- come an aide to Gov. Lester Maddox. “I was notified by the gover- nor that he has appointed me to his staff as an aide effective June 1,’’ Brewton told his parish by letter Saturday. ‘I have ac- cepted the appointment and will be moving to Atlanta.” Brewton is pastor of the Hull Memorial Presbyterian Church, one of two Savannah churches that withdrew last December from the Southern Presbyterian Church. WW. 4--1:--4d tn env what his WING'S OF ATLANTA BOLE x< 150 SUPER 8mm MOVIE CAMERA The Bolex 150 Super Camera Sets. A NEW Fashion in Filming. Instantly Ready For Action with Quiet, Simple and Reliable Loading. A Truly Family Camera. See the Bolex 150 at Wing's. Wi NG’ S rasTiForo '7 5aSSece SERVICE, INC. 285 €. Paces Ferry Rel,
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  • Text: May 20, 1967 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jre, Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Gae Dear Mr. Mayor: I am a resident of Southwest Atlanta, and an active particip- ant in Southwest Atlantans for Progress ("SWAP"), Yesterday I met with a group including the Community Relations Council. I was asked by one member, "What can we do to help." As I am confident that they reflect your desire to foster activities which can validate and improve Atlanta as a place to live, I am writing to suggest a possible way in which you could help us do our part of this job. A positive letter of support for the direction we are taking in attempting to stabilize our cummunity as a thoroughly integrated one would be quite encouraging, especially if permission were granted to publish the letter through Atlanta news media. I have no intention of attempting to direct such a letter should you write one, but offer the following ideas as possible seeds for your own thinking. 1. Support of the idea of a stabilized community as a starting point for a stabilized (and integrated) Atlanta. 2+ Open housing agreements or legislation. 3. The maintainance, and even enhancement, of school quality and of public services in this area, he A statement of your continued interest in and observation of what is going on heree The preceding are by no means exhaustive. Mre Shelton, Mrse Bullard, or others of your Council may be offered as persons who have talked with some of us on the spot and would perhpas have politically appropriate suggestions to make. Fred L, Shoenberger 20 Lynhurst Dre, S.We Atlanta, Gae 30311
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 4

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  • Text: Page 4 _ THE WEEKLY STAR - L ‘i SHOW UP TODAY! The following individuals or groups of individuals are op- posed to any more ‘‘low rent,’’ ‘“public,’? ‘‘turnkey,’? or what- have-you housing in the West, Southwest and Southeast sec- tions The Board of Directors of the West End Business Men’s Association; the Boulder Park Civic Association; the Citizens Advisory Committee of West End Urban Renewal® several members of Southwest Atlan- tans for Progress (SWAP), in- cluding the two co-chairmen, Rev, James Costen and Bob Haver; Rev. Hugh Brooks, pastor of West End Baptist Church; Ed- gar Schukraft, the spearhead behind the West. End Urban Renewal Project; State Rep. Fred Winkles of Southwest At- lanta; and Tom Oxnard, editor of this newspaper. There are probably more in- dividuals and groups also op- posed, but, frankly, we didn’t of the City of Atlanta. - have the time to get everyone’s opinion. The general opinion is that the above-named sections of Atlanta have already had their prorata share of this type of housing. It is time, NOW, for the Northside and other sections of Metropolitan Atlanta, to get involved in the social problems of our day. In the words of the resolu- tion of the -West End Business Men’s Association: ‘‘We re- quest and strongly recommend that no further public housing be placed in Southwest Atlanta until other sections of our City have taken their prorata share of public housing units.?? ~ Show up at city hall today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers to hear your section of the city being discussed, Need we say more? ee
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 16

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  • Text: Mrs. Lucile H. White 2660 Head Road, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 “@ y aa IS HAY oy Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (PERSONAL) a eel ALWAYS UBER ZIP CODES sD
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 5

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  • Text: September 12, 1967 Mrs. John C. Hoke 1682 Centra Villa Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Dear Mrs. Hoke: This will acknowledge receipt of your letter of September 6th. Obviously I do not agree with the views outlined in your letter. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor 1AJr/br
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 3

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  • Text: ae = The Southside 7 ’s Own Newspaper ‘VOLUME FIFTEEN =e Es = == - 10¢ COPY Pie “OCTOBER 19, 1967, NUMBER FORTY-S1X cp Severall Oprra¢ Lolo th ot the Zoning Board To Hear Proposals (See editorial on Page 4) The members of Southwest Atlantans for Progress (SWAP) were urged at their meet- ing last Thursday night, Oct. 12, to oppose the proposal of the Atlanta-Fulton County Planning Board, made the day before, to place approximately 1,200 ‘low to mo- derate-income”’ housing units in the area between Boulder Park and Cascade Heights. The West End Business Men’s Association, similarly, has passed a resolution which says “we request and strongly re- commend that no further public housing be placed in Southwest Atlanta until other sections of our City have taken their pro- rata share of public housing units,”? The Association resolution further states that ‘‘we believe there is land available which can be acquired for public hous- ing in all portions of the City of Atlanta, . .we feel thatSouth- west Atlanta has now reached a jaturation point in regard to public housing,”’ Rey. James Coslen, co- chairman of SWAP, a bi-racial group trying to stabilize the integrated West Manor section of Cascade Ieiglits, opened the meeting in the Parrish House of _ the Church of the Incarnation, Episcopal, on Cascade Road, and then turned it over to Robert Haver, his co-chairman, who brought before the group the decision of the Planning Board, The Board approved four pro- jects containing 1,436 low dnd moderate-income housing units, 1,256 of which would directly affect the Southwest area, The three actions affecting the Southwest area are; 1) Approval of 650 “turn- hey”? units on the north side of Sewell Road, just west of the Atlanta Coast Line tracks, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has ten- tatively approved private de- velopers to build the units, then turn them over to the Atlanta Housing Authority for public se Low Rent Mowsgn GF housing, 2) Approval of 558 221 (d) (3) moderate-income units the east side of Fairburn Road, north of Sewell Road, 8) ‘Approval of 48 conven- tional moderate-income units on the north side of Gordon Road, west of Adamsville Drive, Should the Aldermanic Zoning Committee and the full Alder- manic Board approve these pro~ posals, there would be a total of 1,700 units of low and moderate- income housing between Boul- ‘der Park and West Manor, SWAP members were urged to attend the Aldermanic Zoning Commiitee meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct, 19, “at which the Adamsville Drive proposal comes up, and the meeting at 2p.m, , Thursday Oct, 26, when the proposals affecting the SewellFairburn sites come be- fore the Committee, Mrs. Xernona Clayton, sec- retary of SWAP, suggested that HUD (Housing ’ and Urban De= velopment) be contacted to let them know that the group dis- approves of such concentration of low-income units in this area, The group gencrally expres- sed the feeling that they do not mind having low to moderate- income housing in the area, but that they do feel that other areas of the city should share the housing. Mrs, Clayton also said that SWAP must do some ground work before the Aldermanic Zoning Committee meets and that they must also follow up their appeal to the committee so that the Committee does not deny permission for the loca- tion of the housing units at the regular meeting, and then turn around and approve them in a meeting generally not known about, as they did with 500 units already approved in the Fairburn-Sewell area, Mrs. Mary Frances Peters introduced the ladies who par- ticipated in the panel discus- sion, ‘A Woman’s Point of View,’”’ the scheduled program, The ladies were Miss Susan Ross, a student of Southwest High School who has attended segregated, long-time integra- ted, and newly-integr ated high schools, Mrs, H.Y. Hutcheson, who is associated with AudubonF orest Methodist Church and is alsothe mother of six children, was the second participant, And Mrs, Lee Shelton, wife of Dr, Lee Shelton and the mother of four, was the third member of the panel who filled in for Mrs, William Alexander who was un~ able to attend, The ladies talked briefly on the progress and problems of integration from their own points of view. The floor was then opened to discussion, The open forum, which lasted approximately an hour and a half, produced ques- tions and answers on the school integration problems, the fears that both white and Negro mo- thers might have, and what their (Cont. on Page 5) ep a im tl Bulletin! Consideration housing units for of over southwe 1,200 low- st Atlanta cost has been postponed until Nov. 9 by the Alder- manic Zoning Committee, according to Tom Shuttleworth of the City Planning Depart- ment. A4eyer Allen ‘pene
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 6

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  • Text: ay : +. i " - Atlanta Ga, Sep. 6 1967. Hon. Mayor Ivan Allen Mayor City of Atlanta Atlanta Georgia. Dear Mayor Allen, In regard to an editorial appearing in the atlanta journal September 6th, headed Allanta and housing., We the residents of the Cascade sewell road section have discussed this same subject very many times. We can't understand why you and your aldermanic board have seen fit to push the bulk of negroes to this section. The work going on in West End is for sure, for the negroes, apartments have been built by the hundreds for negroes, they have taken the white people's homes a-way from them that took years to beautify and build. We understand that the real estate people on the north side have been instructed nat to sell to negroes, also banks are reluctant to lend negroes money to buy on the North side. There are no negro projects gping on in the north side of the city, also no negroes live in Buckhead, Peachtree road or any of the nice sections of the north side. This influx to Cascade, West End Sewell section has been influenced by city goverment. Apparently you do not want them on your side of town or for neighbors, residents in the Southwest are moving every day. The purpose of integration was to have negroes move in all sections of the city, but they are being encouraged to settle in one section thus causing no integration at all, very soon it willbe all negro. I am sure with Hank Aarons money he could afford a home in your section, We have had to put up with the riff r.ff from Washington street and Capitol ave etc, since the change in that section now with Martin Luther's church taking over Capitol homes will be more and more negroes. Would like for yom to read this editorial if you haven't already. We are very much disturbed as I am sure you would be, if you were a middle class person trying to live in a decent neighborhood. It is embarrassing to have curiousity seekers ride in this section to see the for sale sigms as_t or is one in practically every yard in some sections of fifty thbusa omes and many high priced homes. Hoping to have your view on this vhich would make it clearer to myself and neighbors what will take place. Sincerely Mrs. John C. Hoke g.W 1682 Centra Villa Brive Atlanta Georgia eae ae Te vs Gus
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 1

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  • Text: December 7, 1967 Mr. W. M. Alexander Adair Realty and Loan Company 56 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30301 Dear Bill: I certainly appreciate your letter of December 6th regarding the SWAP meeting last Thursday. I should like to thank you for your efforts to be completely fair in this situation. With best wishes for the Holiday Season, I am Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAIJr/bat
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 12

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  • Text: EDITORIALS 18 Atlanta and Housing MAYOR IVAN Allen’s effort to replace 17,008 slum housing units with good low - cost units has run into near - sightedness in the Board of Aldermen. It also is being mired in old discriminatory practices by construction, sales, rental and lending institutions in the housing field. More and more it is becoming evident that Atlanta must tackle its housing problems as a whole. If nothing else indicates that, then what is happening in Milwaukee should. Milwaukee is having demonstrations, which sometimes are breaking into violence, because it has not faced up to housing discrimination. Louisville not long ago had a serious period of deadlock and unrest for the same reason. Atlanta can- not avoid this unless it faces the problem. me * * THE MAYOR’S “CRASH” program on housing is directed not toward the discrimina- tion problem but simply toward the shortage of units. Giving this No. 1 priority in the city’s affairs last November, he set a goal of 16,800 low-cost units by 1971. Within that goal was an interim target of 9,800 units dur- ing 1967 and 1968. At first the response appeared to be good. By May, the mayor’s Housing Resources Com- mittee reported that 7,264 units were “in sight,” with more than half of these in the “firm” category and the rest marked “prob- able.” ae * * BUT EVEN THEN THE housing committee was cautious. It said that there was “little reason to assume an optimistic attitude toward future efforts,” and added: ‘‘At this time com- binations of federal policies, zoning problems, land costs, code requirements and general un- certainty pertaining to the program have se- | ---1- 99 Zi I-€¢ = os - ‘Bunured Asvo Gsey 0g. |. “opes8 uns 3LO in | 3% AV&UL pub anni a3110¥8 ONI wi-te opseld |Z] X 6 210UL SPOT
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 13

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  • Text: Office of lhe’ Mayor ROUTE SLIP TO: FROM: Ivan Allen, Jr. (_] For your information (_] Please refer to the attached correspondence and make the necessary reply. (_] Advise me the status of the attached. =f —_— —= Ae Pg we Yu Yuer?- (tla Pra. FORM 25-4
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 11

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  • Text: April 22, 1967 Mayor Ivan Allen Board of Aldermen City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Sirs: It is past time for pressure on the Southwest section of Atlanta to be taken off the home owners. Most of these very fine citizens built homes in this section planning to live there a lifetime and many have been residents for over twenty years. Their homes are in the $20,000 to $50,000 range and the neighborhoods are beautifully kept. From this section comes some of the outstanding citizens of Atlanta and Georgia, but if city hall continues to ignore the integration, or resegregation, of this one section of Atlanta it will soon affect the entire city. The neighborhoods will no longer be integrated; they will be all Negro and the former home owners will have moved entirely out of Fulton county......as many say they will do if they have to give up their homes. 7 How many of you have taken the time, or cared enough, to ride out in this lovely section to see the for sale signs that fill each street? Have you given any thought as to the far-reaching affect of this fear? For sale signs should be banned from in front of all homes. Most residents who would like to stay, even with some integration, do not wish to be the only white resident on a street and some discussion with both whites and Negroes should come from city hall. Other areas of Atlanta should be opened to these Negroes seeking homes in all white neighborhoods. Pressure tactics are being used by real estate companies and more and more signs are appearing in front of homes. If the present trend continues, Atlanta will soon be another Washington, D. C. and the prestige of Atlanta will disappear. It should be in the interest of all good citizens of Atlanta, who are interested in the general welfare of Atlanta, to try to help stabilize the Southwest section - Cascade Heights, West Manor, Audubon Forest, King's Forest, etc.. Some encouragement from the mayor and councilmen of this city would certainly be most helpful and encouraging to these citizens struggling under pressure. If these people do not receive any help from this direction, then the Northside could easily undergo the same transition in the future and then the feelings and frustrations of the Southwest citizens will be better understood by others in Atlanta. This is an urgent matter and we earnestly seek your full cooperation. Thank you. Citizens of Southwest Atlanta Attchd: List of names Clipping from Atlanta Journal-Constitution CITIZENS OF SOUTHWEST ATLANTA Lia Ja A, Cee
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 9

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  • Text: May 22, 1967 Does the law offer John Q. Citizen any protection whatsoever from unscrupulous real estate operators? Will Atlanta become another Washington and, if so, who will pay the taxes? A case in point is the Cascade Heights area. Someone, for reasons known only to himself, is approached by or gets in touch with an operator who sells real estate primarily to Negroes. A sale is made and the rumors start, some of them probably planted. People panic and then other operators zero in on the area and start a flood of letters (see attached), phone calls and knocks on the door. [It is a frightening thing to see the reaction of the people. Car- loads of Negroes cruise the area. One more neighborhood has received the “kiss of death." When the word gets out, it is impossible to sell except to Negroes. Check the Red Bud Lane section and see for yourself. My neighborhood, a different one from that above, has just received the kiss that can bring disaster. We are trying desperately to hold it together. In our case,. an all-white neighborhood, the sale was made at midnight, literally, two weeks ago last Saturday. Most of us move into a particular area because we like the neighborhood, we know the people, or as a matter of economics. Some are retired people with limited incomes; some are middle-aged who, after rearing their children, were looking forward to a more leisurely life; many are young couples who have just purchased their first home. In the latter case, particularly, it has taken all they can rake and scrape to make the down payment. Now, with their homes deflated, what are they going to do for money in order to make a fresh start somewhere else? We, too, should have a choice in selecting our neighbors. Why do we not have speculative housing for Negroes instead of destroying established areas -- or is there more profit in blockbusting? I am a real person, but I fear harassment if my mame gets out. [I can be reached through Mr. Tom Oxnard at The Weekly Star if anyone desires verification of the above. Enclosure Copy to: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.“ Eugene Patterson, Editor, The Atlanta Constitution Frank Smisson, Ga. Real Estate Commission Tam Miwnard Fdaitrar The Waeakilw CGrar
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 10

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  • Text: a vi) PHONE 766-5656 Stovall REALTY & INSURANCE, INC, SUITE 711 KING BUILDING 1311 CLEVELAND AVE. EAST POINT, GA. 30044 February 7, 1967 Mr. Tae: s @@— North Shore Drive, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Dear Mr. (iis As a home owner in the Sewell-Cascade area, no doubt you are wondering what the future of your property holds for you. First, may we say this is NOT advice from.us to induce you to sell, rent or retain your property. NEITHER is this letter a solicitation for you to sell or rent through this firm. We would like to point out that after due deliberation we undertook to be . of service to property owners of your area when others declined to'do so. Where others feared to tread we faced the problem and concluded we could market real estate in your area. Our faith in ourselves has been more than justified as evidenced by the sale and closing of the following properties since July 1, 1966. ( Others sold, awaiting closing date. ) 3203 West Manor Cir.” AtdiouI3316 Pamlico Dr dewwehort’ 3383 Annelaine Dr. <& PatGKo) 3370 Lynfield Dr. Chamwbere 3399 Pamlico Dr. Jitu 700 Lynn Circle Caficent/ 3382 Lynfield Dr. UM Guck 512 Hiawassee Dr J\et i 3389 Sewell Road 3343 Cedar Island Dr. Haugh, 974 Veltre Circle 3394 Sewell Road Qxnctireei_ We recognize this is not setting the world on fire, but in view of the past tight money market, we believe this is better than anyone else has done in your area. We are happy to report the supply of money is becoming available again and we are anticipating a preat year in real estate sales. The above information is given for your consideration in the event you are planning to sell now or at a future date. If so, we would appreciate the opportunity of discussing the matter with you. For a consultation without any obligation on your part, call 766-5656. Very truly yours, INSURANCE, INC. we Z SQL, Stovall’, Presiden Broker 5S:as
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Box 13, Folder 19, Document 7

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  • Text: May 26, 1967 — ,/4 Mr. Fred L. Shoenberger 420 Lynhurst Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Dear Mr. Shoenberger: iy Thank you very much for your lett I assure you that I commend activities of SWAP and their efforts to stabilize the Southwest area of the’city in which they are working. I have publically on many occasions advocated a National fair housing Act, and I am glad to reiterate that position. Every effort is being made to maintain and improve schools and public services inside the corporate limits of Atlanta. Iam delighted to commend the SWAP group for what they are doing and make every effort to see that they secure full cooperation from the Atlanta city government and the many civic organizations which can be of help. From time to time, I will attempt to keep the organization informed of the many efforts that are being made by the city and further extend our cooperation. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. IAJr:am
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