Now the cat is out the bag concerning the petition that Mr. Norman Bartleson circulated among the citizenry of our community and others. Mr. Bartleson presented the petition with the heading of the Danville-Boyle County Branch of the NAACP, its mailing address and "Norman Bartleson - President."
Under the heading, "Project for Moderate income Housing - Duncan Hill Area," the petition states, in part: "... we are trying to get a petition drive for Moderate Income Housing in this area. ..." Does "we" mean NAACP?
Now let's set the record straight. First, I knew before I ever went before the city commission that this piece of property could not be sold or given away without notice given. It was because of the underhanded way that this was being handled that I brought it to the public view. The embarrassing part of this is that so many people (255) believed in Mr. Bartleson and that what he was doing was for the betterment of the community that they signed the petition.