So Loathsome I Could Cry #13
13 Aug 1964, Atlanta, Georgia, USA --- Pickrick restaurant owner Lester Maddox autographs an axe handle for Charles Taylor 8/12, as Maddox continued his defiance of a Federal court order to desegregate. He later was served with an order show cause (by 8/20) why he should not be cited for contempt for refusing service to Negroes 8/11. The axe handles, used effectively to thwart a trio of Negroes seeking service at the Pickrick several weeks ago, have now become souvenirs. A new supply is embossed "Pickrick Drumstick" and Maddox sells them for $2 a piece.
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