Box 4, Folder 4, Document 12
HUGHES SPALDING WILLIAM K . MEADOW HUGHES SPALDING, JR. CHARLES H . KIRBO POPE B, M C.I NTI RE KENNETH L. HE W ITT HARR Y C . HO W ARD R . B Y RON ATTRIDGE ROBERT W. HUR S T . HENRY HAI_L WARE Ill ANTHA MUl-KEY CHARl-ES M . KI DD EDWARD J. HAWIE
ROBT. B . TROUTMAN CHARLES L. GOWEN JAMES M . SIBLEY JOHN ! ZARO K I RK M . Mt;AL_PIN RIC HARO A . DENN Y , JR . Wll-LIAM H . IZLAR,JR. B R ADl-EY HALE R O BERT L.ST E ED DANIEL J. O ' CONNOR, JR . HUGH PETERSON , JR .
F U RMAN SMITH, JR .
JOHN D • HOPKINS A . FEl-T O N JENKINS.JR .
JA C K H . W ATSON . JR .
R. WILLIAM IOE Ill
HORACE H . SIBLEY
M , S HAf"FER , JR .
W. DO NALD KNI G H T, JR . .JOSE P H
TRUST COMPANY OF GEORGIA BUILDING
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JOHN A . WALLACE JOHN C.STATON , JR ,
DAV ID L. COKER
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G . LEMUEL HEWES
March 3, 196 9
GEORG E G RAH A M TRA S K .JAM ES A , B R A NCH Ill
R. G L AD DEN, JR.
Honorable Ivan Allen , Jr . Mayor city of Atlanta City Ball Atlanta , Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen:
The February meeting of the community Relations commission was held this past Friday, February 28th, and a substantial portion of the meeting was taken up with discussion of the so-called "welfare payments freeze." There was a great amount of confusion as to just exactly what was involved in the "freeze." However , it appears that the federal government presently plans to restrict welfare grants to the states beginning July 1 , 1969, which would in turn cause some reduction in the payments to individual recipients. It was the strong consensus of the community Relations commission that any reduction in the individual welfare payments - particularly in the summer month of JUly - wouid increase unrest and the possibility for general trouble in the community. It is clear that the whole question of the "freeze• needs to be studied and clarified, and I have asked the staff of the commission to undertake such a study. I have also talked with Dan sweat this morning who is also studying the matter.
�Honorable Ivan Al.len, Jr. March 3, 1969 Page TWO
If the. problem exists as it now appears, the commission wil.l be available to assist you in any way in attacking the problem . Sincerely,
Byron Attridge Vice-chairman community Relations commission BA:jmb
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Reverend Sam Williams Mr. Nat Welch Mr. Dan Sweat