Box 3, Folder 11, Document 11

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Box 3, Folder 11, Document 11

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Southeast Regional Office

730 Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Phone: 526-3194

NEWS for immediate release


The Regional Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity will present

Urban Service Awards to seventeen Georgia individuals and organizations at 3 o'clock

Tuesday afternoon, January 23, at Atlanta's City Hall. Dr. Ralph A. Phelps, Jr.,
will make these presentations on behalf of Sargent Shriver, Director of OEO, who

announced the names of Georgia honorees last week.

This honor is for those individuals and organizations "whose dedicated efforts

to alleviate the problems of the poor in America's cities have helped create a
better life for our citizens," according to the award.

The individuals in Georgia included: in Columbus, Mrs. Virginia Barfield;

in Athens, Judge James Barrow; in Augusta, Reverend E, 0. Waldron; and in Atlanta,

Mrs, Mattie Ansley, Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Boisfeuillet Jones, Dr. Vivian Henderson,

William W. Allison, Dr. William Holmes Borders, Dan Sweat, Mrs. Earl Metzger, Jr.,

and the award to Charles 0. Emmerich, Sr., the late Director of Economic Opportunity

Atlanta, will be accepted by his widow and son.

Receiving the awards made to organizations will be: Augustus H. Sterne for

the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Ray Moore, Jim Giltmier and Abe Gallman for television

WSB; Editor Jack Spalding for the Atlanta Journal; Editor Eugene Patterson for the

Atlanta Constitution; and Publisher N. S, Hayden and Reporter Bob Ingle for the Athens

Banner-Herald and Athens Daily News.



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