Box 21, Folder 19, Complete Folder

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April 24, 1967



Rankin M. Smith
President

The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Ivan:

Here is the 1966 Atlanta Falcons Yearbook,
which all of us believe is pretty first class.

You will, of course, notice that you are
rather prominently displayed in the very first
of the book. This is as it should be, because
without you, there would not be one at all.

Thanks for everything.

Sincerely,



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ATLANTA FALCONS FOOTBALL CLUB, P.O. Box 6207, Station H, Atlanta, Georgia 303058
April 28, 1967

Mr. Rankin M, Smith, President
Atlanta Falcons Football Club

P, O. Box 6207, Station H
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Dear Rankin:

I agree with you wholeheartily . . . the 1966
Atlanta Falcons Yearbook is not only first
class... but just terrific!

May I assure you it will have a permanent
place in the Mayor's Office for all our visitors
te see,

With highest personal regards, I am

‘Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Ir.
Mayor

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IVAN:

Tuesday, at 2:15 p.m., Mayor Robert King High, will call you.
Regarding the Falcons vs the Dolphins, this Saturday in Miami,

This is a charity game for the benefit of the Variety Children's
Hospital, and is being sponsored by the Miami Hezald. .. .

Some of the star players with the Dolphins, . .are: Quarterback
John Stofa, Joe Auer, Abner Hays, and kicking specialist: Gene Mingo.
Mayor High, will tell you that since the Falcon s will probbbly be
beaten, that he is sending you a case of oranges anda consolation. ..
and you some come up with a gift in return, . .wuchas a case of
peaches, . .I would suggest that you tell him that you will send him

a case of Coca-Cola, since Atlanta is the Home of Coke, ...

or a bushel of peanuts, . . This will be covered in Miami from Mayor

King High's office,

ann





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August 16, 1967

Mr. Rankin Smith, President
—)The Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Stadium

Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Rankin:

I had a most pleasant conversation with Mayor
Robert King High of Miami regarding Saturday's
game between the Falcons and the Dolphins. Let
me say that I assured Mayor High that we are
coming down to Miami to win!

I should like to ask you to serve as my official
representative in any ceremonies planned this
week-end and accept any gifts on behalf of the
City of Atlanta.

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor

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be William C. Bartholomay, President

STADIUM Eugene D. Sammon, Manager



Atlanta Stadium © Atlanta, Georgia

Phone Area Code 404
577-4476 / 522-7630

October 12, 1967

Mr, Ivan Allen, Jr,
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Ivan:

After an enjoyable baseball and soccer schedule, your Stadium Club
is now preparing for the Fall and Winter seasons, We would like to
invite you to use the Club for luncheon during the Falcons practice
sessions which are held on the field directly below the Club windows,
For your convenience, enclosed is a 1967 Atlanta Falcons" schedule,

The staff and fine facilities of the Stadium Club are available for
private luncheons and dinner, banquets, receptions, sales meetings
and other parties, Many members have chosen the Club for these
events and found the site unusual and distinctive for entertaining,

We shall look forward to assisting you with your entertainment plans,

Sincerely,

‘ a |

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Jack Adair » Cecil A. Alexander e T. M. Alexander, Sr. © J. Paul Austin © Oby T. Brewer, Sr. © W. Lee Burge » Robert W. Chambers © George S$. Craft
Herbert J. Dickson © Michael J. Egan, Jr. ¢ Robert H. Ferst © Joe H. Gerson © Daniel B. Hodgson * Joseph B. Hutchison © Alfred D. Kennedy
M. E. Kilpatrick ¢ Earl! Mann © Dillard Munford e Dr. F. Earl McLendon e Thomas A. Reynolds, Jr. © Richard H. Rich » James D. Robinson, Jr.
William H. Schroder « Rankin Smith « Jack Tarver « Robert M. Wood
THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N. Y.

Don Weiss, Director of Information
JUdson 2-5265



FOR USE AS DESIRED 10/18/67

ELMER COLLETT STARTS AT GUARD FOR 49ERS AFTER LOSS OF THOMAS FOR SEASON;
STARR MAY START FOR PACKERS AT NEW YORK, COWBOYS' MEREDITH STILL DOUBTFUL

Charles Elmer Collett, a rookie from San Francisco State, will receive a
singular honor this Sunday. His will be the first new face in the San Francisco
49ers' highly-rated offensive line in the last 34 games.

Not since the start of the 1965 season, when Howard Mudd moved in as a
regular guard, have the 49ers started anyone else than Bruce Bosley at center,
Mudd and John Thomas at the guards, and Walter Rock and Len Rohde at tackles.

Not until this Sunday, when rookie Collett (pronounced CAWL'-et) will move
in for Thomas, who underwent surgery last Monday after suffering injuries to
both knees at Philadelphia last week. The fivesome had made it intact through
14 games in '65, 14 more in ‘66 and the first five this season while building a
reputation as one of the outstanding units in the National Football League.

Appropriately, the newcomer is a homegrown talent, born in Oakland, the
son of an assistant U.S. attorney, and a three-sport letterman at Tamalpais
High School in the San Francisco area community of Mill Valley before going on
to S.F. State, where he lettered four years.

Elmer was drafted No. 14 as a future by the 49ers in 1966. He is 6-4,
weighs 244 pounds, has a 49-inch chest and has better than average speed.

During training camp, in fact, he kept jumping offside in a scrimmage.
"That's all right," said offensive coach Bill Johnson. "Better to slow down a
fast one than to try to speed up a slow one.”

Collett will open at left guard when the 49ers seek to run their record to
5-1 at home against the New Orleans Saints in one of eight games on Sunday's
NFL schedule. In other games, Green Bay is at New York. Baltimore at Minnesota.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, Washington at Los Angeles, Chicago at Cleveland,
Dallas at Pittsburgh and Atlanta at Detroit.

Here's a rundown of injuries and position changes:

SAINTS (0-5) AT 49ERS (4-1)--Saints have lost reserve defensive back Bruce
Cortez (knee surgery) for season but receiver John Gilliam (finger) returns
after one-game absence...Rookie Elmer Collett starts at left guard for John
Thomas, 49er veteran, who underwent surgery on both knees.

PACKERS (3-1-1) AT GIANTS (3-2)--Bart Starr (shoulder, hand) may be ready
to start at QB after two-game rest and guard Jerry Kramer (ankle) will start

after missing most of Minnesota game...Giants at full strength, including re-
ceiver Aaron Thomas (bruised shoulder) and QB Fran Tarkenton (hip).
COLTS (4-0-1) AT VIKINGS (1-4)--Roy Hilton may open at DE for Colts in
place of Ordell Braase (groin)...Colts also list tackle Jim Parker (knee), re-
ceiver Ray Berry (hamstring), and reserve linebacker Bill Curry (knee) as
doubtful...Vikings all o.k.

EAGLES (3-2) AT ST. LOUIS (3-2)--Eagles list DE Gary Pettigrew (arch) and
reserve TE Jim Kelly (ankle) as doubtful, flanker Ben Hawkins (shoulder) as
probable and reserve flanker Ron Goodwin (hamstring) as out...DB Joe Scarpati
(hamstring) returns after two-game absence...Receiver Billy Gambrell (shoulder)
is out another week for Cards, but DE Don Brumm (leg) is probable.

REDSKINS (2-2-1) AT RAMS (3-1-1)--REDSKINS list LB Chris Hanburger (knee)
and receiver-kicker John Love (hamstring) as probable, but lose reserve running
back Steve Thurlow (broken right forearm) for six weeks...Rams at full strength,
including LB Maxie Baughan (knee) and guard Joe Scibelli (leg).

BEARS (2-3) AT BROWNS (3-2)--Tackle Bob Wetoska (bruised shoulder) is
question mark for Bears, who last week ended with rookies Bob Pickens and Randy
Jackson at tackles, George Seals and Mike Rabold at guards...Browns expect all
to play, including tackle Dick Schafrath (knee).



COWBOYS (4-1) AT STEELERS (1-4)--QB Don Meredith (ribs) may sit out one
more game, Craig Morton replacing, and rookie Phil Clark continues at free
safety for Mel Renfro (ankle)...Steelers may start Bob Hohn at defensive wing
over Marv Woodson, doubtful with bruised knee, and J.R. Washburn at flanker for

Roy Jefferson (thigh)...Ben McGee, back from knee surgery, starts at DE with
John Baker.

FALCONS (0-4-1) AT LIONS (1-3-1)--QB Randy Johnson starts again for Falcons
despite bruised stomach muscles but guard Ed Cook will miss at least three more
games with knee injury...Jerry Richardson (hand surgery) starts at left safety.
Lions may lose RB Mel Farr (severe charley horse) and TE Ron Kramer (knee), but
regain flanker Pat Studstill (hamstring), who was limited to punting last week.

The week's roster changes:

DELETIONS
Atlanta--Tommy Bleick (waived) Pittsburgh--Marsh Cropper (injured)
Ed Cook (injured) Fran O'Brien (injured)
*New Orleans--Ben Hart (waived) San Francisco--John Thomas (injured)

Fred Whittingham (injured) Washington--Steve Thurlow (injured)
New York--Dick Kotite (waived)
Les Murdock (waived)

ADDITIONS
ATLANTA
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Age Yr. College
64 Harmon, Tom G 6- 238 22 1 Gustavus Adolphus
AQ Hudlow, Floyd DB 5-11 195 23 1 Arizona
DETROIT
77 Winkler, Randy r 6-5 260 22 1 Tarleton State
NEW ORLEANS
35 Davis, Ted LB 6-1 232 25 4 Georgia Tech
63 Schmidt, Roy G 6-3 250 25 i Long Beach State
NEW YORK
72 Colvin, Jim DT 6-2 245 29 8 Houston
29 Mercein, Chuck RB-K 6-3 230 24 3 Yale
PHILADELPHIA
61 Vasys, Arunas LB 6-2 235 24 2 Notre Dame
PITTSBURGH
60 McGee, Ben DE 6-3 260 28 4 Jackson State

*Bruce Cortez, New Orleans defensive back, was added 10/14, and deleted
as injured 10/17.


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