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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

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December 6, 1967 my y A

The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.

Mayor

City of Atlanta \)r

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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

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December 6, 1967
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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
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(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

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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

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been postponed until Nov. 9 by the Alder-
manic Zoning Committee, according to Tom
Shuttleworth of the City Planning Depart-

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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?



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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

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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

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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.

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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
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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

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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-
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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

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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
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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.

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