Telegram to the Governors Concerning the Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth.
I HAVE called a Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth and have appointed a committee of distinguished citizens to give general direction to the undertaking, under the Chairmanship of Honorable Oscar R. Ewing, Federal Security Administrator.
The value of this conference will depend upon full participation of each state. Mr. Ewing will communicate to you a suggestion that either you designate an existing body broadly representative in your state, or appoint a state committee to serve for this conference. I shall personally appreciate your cooperation in making the conference an outstanding contribution to child life in America.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
Note: This is the text of identical telegrams addressed to the Governors of the States and Territories and to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. The conference was held in Washington, D.C., December 3--7, 1950.
For the President's remarks to the members of the National Committee on September 8, 1949, see Item 204.
Harry S. Truman, Telegram to the Governors Concerning the Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/230005