Letter to the Chairman, Humanitarian Award Dinner of the Variety Clubs International.
[ Released September 18, 1948. Dated September 15, 1948 ]
Dear Mr. Barron:
I deeply regret that absence from the city will keep me from attending the Annual Humanitarian Award Dinner of Variety Clubs International on Saturday evening, September eighteenth.
It is a personal satisfaction to me that the Honorable George C. Marshall, Secretary of State, will receive on this happy occasion the tribute of your annual award. I can think of no one more richly deserving of this recognition.
With all of you, I join in warm congratulations to General Marshall. To Variety, I extend hearty greetings. I know that it will never weary of the well-doing that has earned it such an abundance of gratitude and good wishes.
Very sincerely yours,
HARRY S. TRUMAN.
[Carter T. Barron, Esq., Chairman, Variety Clubs International Humanitarian Award Dinner, Hotel Statler, Washington, D.C.]
Note: The President's letter was read at the Humanitarian Award Dinner at the Statler Hotel in Washington by R. J. O'Donnell, International Chief Barker of the Variety Clubs International.
Harry S. Truman, Letter to the Chairman, Humanitarian Award Dinner of the Variety Clubs International. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/232846