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Instructive Coloring Book for NYC Schoolchildren

Sept. 3, 1963 - A coloring exercise that carries a serious safety measure will be distributed starting tomorrow to elementary school children living in New York City’s 112 public-housing developments. The leaflets, in English and Spanish versions, show a man with a bag of candy in his hand standing behind a tree as homeward-bound schoolchildren approach. Children are asked to color the picture and memorize the following rules: Turn down gifts from strangers; refuse rides offered by strangers; avoid dark and lonely streets; and know the local policeman. Prepared by the FBI and signed by J. Edgar Hoover, the leaflets will be distributed by the City Housing Authority in cooperation with the FBI and other law-enforcement agencies.


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