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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
PHONE 522-4463

From Mes. Lorvs A Moses

MEMO TO:; IAJr

I talked to Jesse Hill by phone on May 23rd,
and advised him the following:

1's, That Dan Sweat will discuss Model Cities
yf program with him -- which he has done.

2. That we have asked Elrol and Sutherland
7. to furnish a list of auditorium jobs and salaries,

3. That Sutherland would advise him the statis
we of Johnson's application with Civil Defense
4, that you would discuss the other matters
with him personally when you return,

Note. Ihave a follow up on items 2 and 3 for
5/26

FORM 25-6
CITY OF ATLANTA

PERSONNEL BOARD

CITY HALL ANNEX
260 CENTRAL AVENUE, S. W.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303



CARL T. SUTHERLAND

Ourector May 31, 1967

MEMORANDUM
TO: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

FROM: Carl T. Sutherland

I have reviewed the current status of registers containing the
names of Negroes among the top three. I find that:

The list for Equipment Operator I, which is headed by
the name of a Negro who was referred May 10, 1967, but
was not employed, still is headed by the name of the
same Negro but that he waived certification with the
Construction Department and is waiting for a vacancy
in the Water Department.

The Semi-Skilled Worker list on which the three top
applicants were Negroes as of May 16 now has five
whites at the top of the list.

The promotional list for Equipment Operator I in the
Construction Department on May 16 had two qualified
applicants, both Negroes. One has been promoted and
the other is awaiting a vacancy.

The promotional list for Equipment Operator II in the
Construction Department still has two Negroes who have
waived certification for existing vacancies. They are
waiting for vacancies in their present locations as
they do not wish to transfer to locations where the
present vacancies exist.
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. -2= May 31, 1967

The promotional list for Laborer II in the Construction
Department now has eight Negro eligibles. There are
twelve vacancies. I have acquainted Mr. Nixon with this
situation, and he is sending Mr. Sojka to see me about
it. Mr. Nixon states that he will take necessary action
to see that there is no discrimination.

The promotional list for Semi-Skilled Worker in the
Water Department which had three Negro eligibles as of
May 16 is exhausted. The three have been promoted.

The list for Sewer Serviceman II (Construction) which
had three Negroes at the top as of May 16 is exhausted.
These three and one additional Negro have been promoted
since that time.

The three Negroes listed at the top of the Waste Collection
Driver promotional list in the Sanitary Department and the
three Negroes listed at the top of the Waste Collector II
list (Sanitary) have been assigned to the extra board for
the higher classes,and work in the higher classes in the
absence of the regular employees. They will be assigned
to permanent position numbers as soon as vacancies occur.

My placement office tells me that we are not meeting the resis-—
tance on the appointment and promotion of qualified Negroes that
we once met, They state that the situation has improved greatly

in recent months.
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CARL T. SUTHERLAND

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May 23, 1967 |

MEMORANDUM

TO: Gen. Carl T. Sutherland

FROM: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

In connection with the recent meeting I had with the Atlanta
Summit Leadership Conference, please advise me in a memorandum
the status of the application of Mr. Steers Johnson who is seeking
employment in the City's Civil Defense Department.

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor

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May 23, 1967

MEMORANDUM
TO: Mr. Roy Elrod and Gen. Carl T. Sutherland

FROM: Mayor Ivan Allen, Ir.

Please furnish Mr. Jesse Hill, Co-Chairman of the Atlanta
Summit Leadership Conference (c/o Atlanta Life Insurance Company,
P. O, Box 897) a list of all job positions for the new and original
Auditorium, This should contain the job qualifications, duties and
salary classifications.

Please send me a copy of your reply.

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor

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May 26, 1967

Mr. R. W. Schilling

President, Library Board

Atlanta Public Library

Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Bob:

I appreciate your reply relating to the charges
made by the Atlanta Sumit Leadership Conference,
the reply to which should have been sent to them,

lam, therefore, forwarding your letter to Mr,
Jesse Hill,

Sincerely,

Ivan Allen, Jr.

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Mr. Jesse Hill

Atlanta Life Insurance Company
148 Auburn Avenue, N, E"
Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Jesse:

Iam enclosing a copy of the reply as a result of the
statement made during the last meeting between me
and the Summit Leadership Conference.

If this statement is not an adequate explanation, or if
you feel there is anything further to be looked into, I

suggest that you document the information and present
it to the City Job Opportunities Committee.

Iam also enclosing a reply from the Personnel Director
regarding the application of Mr. Steers Johnson.

Sincerely,

Ivan Allen, Jr.

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PERSONNEL BOARD

CITY HALL ANNEX
260 CENTRAL AVENUE, 5. W,

Director May 24, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO: . Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

FROM: General Carl T. Sutherland

Re your inguiry concerning the status of the application of
Mr. Steers Johnson who is seeking employment in the City's
Civil Defense Department:

The Civil Defense Department personnel are under the State
Merit System.

It just happens that I remember Mr. Johnson who was an ap-
plicant 4% years ago during the time that I was Acting Civil
Defense Director. It is my understanding that he contin-
uously has sought employment with General Woodward since
that time but that General Woodward feels that he does not
meet his requirements. General Woodward has expressed the
desire to employ a qualified Negro in his department, but
he thinks that Johnson is not properly qualified.

Sincerely,

CARL T. SUTHERLAND
Director of Personnel

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THE ATLANTA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Atlanta 3, Georgia
JOHN HALL JACOBS

DIRECTOR

May 22, 1967

Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta

City Hail

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Dear Mayor Allen:

The news item in the Atlanta Constitution of May 11 has come
to the attention of the Library Board. The article made the
following request as presented to you by the Atlanta Summit
Leadership Conference:

"Desegregation of main library staff and desegregation
and merit promotions in branch staffs."

We would like to present our position to you.

First the staff at the Main Library is not segregated. Ail
positions in the Main Library are filled with the best quali-
fied people we can get. There is a terrific shortage of
professional librarians throughout the country and therefore
we are pleased to employ trained people whenever and where-
ever we can get them. Due to the fact that the salaries have
been low and even yet are not too competitive, we are failing
to attract graduates from either of our local library schools,
Emory University and Atlanta University.

As for the second part of the request, it has been the practice
of the Atlanta Public Library for a period of years to advertise
all vacancies first to the staff. There has been no situation
in branch promotions where a qualified applicant has been re-
fused a promotion on the basis of race. The branch staffs are
not segregated.

We feel that the Summit leaders have received a mistaken
impression of the make-up of the library staff. Our motto has
been and is to hire the best person we can get at all times
for each job to better serve our community.

Sincerely,

VW. () VA Ue ;
Robinson W. Schilling

President, Library Board
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5/16/67

ELIGIBLE REGISTERS ON WHICH THERE ARE NEGROES IN THE TOP-THREE

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT IT - no vacancy

AIRPORT PATROLMAN - No. 3 applicant is colored - wrote 5/11/67 (no reply yet)

AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNICIAN I - Only 2 on list, both colored (Reason they give for
not hiring is that one has a court record and the
other one is going in service in a couple of months.)

BROADCAST ENGINEER - no vacancy

BUILDING INSPECTOR I - no vacancy

BUYER I - no vacancy ~ one anticipated

CARPENTER - only one applicant who is colored, has questionable court record, but
has been referred.

CLERK - negro appears on list in second place - no vacancy

COMMUNITY CENTER DIRECTOR - colored eligibles cannot meet schedule of work.
COMMUNITY RECREATION LEADER -

DUPLICATING ASSISTANT - no vacancy

ELECTRICIAN - no vacancy

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN - no vacancy

ENGINEERING AIDE I

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I - first applicant is colored and referred 5/10/67 4
GROUNDSKEEPER - no vacancy

HOUSING CODE INSPECTOR I - no vacancy

KEY PUNCH TRAINEE - no vacancy

MASON - no vacancy

MESSENGER CLERK - no vacancy

NURSE MATRON - no vacancy

PAINTER -

PARKS MATRON - no vacancy
Page wie.

PARKS PATROLMAN

PARKS TRAINEE - no vacancy

SCHOOL CUSTODIAL WORKER - all applicants are negroes
SCHOOL CUSTODIAN - all applicants are negroes - no vacancy
SECURITY GUARD - no vacancy

SEMI-SKILLED WORKER - 3 applicants are negroes

SENIOR CLERK - CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK - one negro on list is in second
place - no vacancy

SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR

TABULATING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I - no vacancy
TELEPHONE MAINTENANCE MAN - no vacancy
TRAFFIC CHECKER -

TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR -

WATER METER READER -
PROMOTIONAL ELIGIBLE REGISTERS

ASSISTANT SCHOOL GROUNDS FOREMAN (BOARD OF EDUCATION) - no vacancy
BAILIFF I - no vacancy (CITY-WIDE REGISTER)
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I (CONSTRUCTION) only 2 applicants, both colored.

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (CONSTRUCTION) the two colored men have waived
certification for existing vacancies.

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II (WATER DEPARTMENT) - no vacancy

LABORER II (CONSTRUCTION) - all 3 applicants are colored

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC (BOARD OF EDUCATION) - no vacancy

PARKS CUSTODIAN (PARKS) - no vacancy

REGIONAL CUSTODIAN SUPERVISOR - 2 colored on list (BOARD OF EDUCATION)

SCHOOL MAINTENANCE MECHANIC I (BOARD OF EDUCATION) 3 colored on list-notified
department |,/25/67.
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SEMI-SKILLED WORKER I (WATER DEPARTMENT) - top 3 colored ,
SENIOR TYPIST-CLERK (POLICE DEPARTMENT) - one appears on list in second place
SEWER SERVICEMAN II (CONSTRUCTION) - top 3 colored (
TANDEM DUMP EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I (CONSTRUCTION) - no vacancy
TRADES HELPER (BOARD OF EDUCATION) - top 3 colored 4
WASTE COLLECTION DRIVER (SANITARY) - 211 3 colored ¢
¢

WASTE COLLECTOR II (SANITARY) - top 3 colored
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a May 23, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO: Gen. Carl T. Sutherland

FROM: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

In connection with the recent meeting I had with the Atlanta
Summit Leadership Conference, please advise me in a memorandum
the status of the application of Mr. Steers Johnson who is seeking
employment in the City's Civil Defense Department,

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Ir.
Mayor

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May 23, 1967



MEMORANDUM
TO: Mr. Roy Elred and Gen. Carl T. Sutherland

FROM: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

' Please furnish Mr. Jesse Hill, Co-Chairman of the Atlanta
Summit Leadership Conference (c/o Atlanta Life Insurance Company,
P. ©. Box 897) a list of all job positions for the new and original
Auditorium, This should contain the job qualifications, duties and
salary classifications.

Please send me a copy of your reply.

Sincerely yours,

Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor

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ATLANTA LIFE INSURANCE GOMPANY
POST OFFICE BOx 897

ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30301
Jesse Hitt, Jr. May 17, 1967
ACTUARY

Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
City of Atlanta

City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mayor Allen:

Thank you very much for your cooperation and considera-
tion during the conference last week in your office with
Summit representatives. Please send us a written statement
of your follow-up action on outlined specifics as indicated
in our discussions.

Please request for us from Mr. Elrod and Mr. Sutherland
a list of all job positions of the newly built and the origi-
nal City Auditorium facilities, describing the respective job
qualifications, duties and salary classifications in each.

There is considerable unhappiness in the Negro community
concerning the Model Cities Proposal, and the operation of
Public Housing and Urban Renewal by the Atlanta Housing
Authority. At this hour there is serious consideration of a
delegation going to Washington to confer with Secretary Robert
Weaver as a protest of what is considered bias, discrimination
and violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

In your written statement of reaction, please specify
among other things what steps you have taken to implement
changes or amendments in Model Cities Proposal as agreed to
include Negroes on the Executive Board, and other complaints
including the exclusion of Negro organizations in the Proposal.
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall

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May 17, 1967

We also request a statement from the Personnel
Department on the status of Mr. Sterrs Johnson's appli-
cation for employment in Civil Defense. Mr. Johnson has
pursued employment in this Department for several years
without success. We are informed that he has passed the
required test, at one time we were told that he did not
pass the test.

Very truly yours,
ATLANTA SUMMIT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

JeSse Hill, Jr., Co-Chairman

Rev. S. W. Williams, Co-Chairman
Alderman Q. V. Williamson, Co-Chairman


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May 25, 1967

Mr. Jesse Hill, Co-Chairman

Atlanta Suwnmit Leadership Conference
c/o Atlanta Life Insurance Company
Post Office Box 897

Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Mr. Hill:

Mayor Allen has requested that I furnish you a list
of positions for the new and the original auditorium.
I am enclosing herewith a list including all positions
in both auditoriums along with job specifications and
salaries.

If you have any questions, please call me.

Sincerely,

CARL T. SUTHERLAND
Director of Personnel

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Enclosures

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No. OF

POSITIONS

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AUDITORIUM

CLASS IFICATION

Assistant Auditorium Manager
Auditorium Foreman

Auditorium Maintenance Supervisor
Auditorium Manager

Auditorium Utility Worker I

Auditorium Utility Worker II

Building Cleaner (Day)
General Maintenance Mechanic I
General Maintenance Mechanic II

Senior Stenogrevher

TOTAL POSITIONS :

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POSITION NUMBERS

21.

Ts 273 36, 37

28

1

13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
23, 24, 26, 43; 44, 45, 46,
47, 48, 49, 50

it 11, 12, 15, 25, 40, 41,
2

8, 9, 32, 33, 34, 35
3, 4

29, 30, 38, 39

2, 31

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