I am glad of the opportunity you give me to participate in the anniversary celebration of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by offering my congratulations. Fortitude and steadfastness have always been characteristics of the Jewish race and today, when these qualities need to be displayed by people of all races and creeds, we can all learn much from you. I believe your Agency can be a helpful factor in promoting good-will and common understanding, and you have my best wishes for continued success.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, WASHINGTON
Let me be one of the many to extend felicitations to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the fifteenth anniversary of the institution of its service to America and the world. In these days of social and economic turmoil and stress it is good to halt for a moment in the hectic rush of events to contemplate those instruments of society which make for better understanding among all races and all creeds. Of these the Jewish Telegraphic Agency is one.
At no time in the history of our civilization has human progress been so dependent upon common understanding, common purpose and common effort among communities and peoples as it is today. At no time in the history of our own country have these things been so vital to our well being. A great opportunity and a grave responsibility confront those who command the facilities of communication and education, by means of which our people can be welded into a mobile, responsive force for an advance against the tangible and intangible perils which they face, under their chosen leadership. Your organization, born of the cataclysmic effects of the Great War can today do its part in facing new and great difficulties and dangers. That it will do so, its history and traditions prove.