President Roosevelt’s endorsement of the Loyalty Sunday plans of the National Committee for Religion and Welfare Recovery, which will meet in Chicago on Thursday, was learned here yesterday.
In a letter to Walter W. Head, chairman of the committee, the President said:
“I am gratified to learn that leaders of the three major faiths have initiated a movement for recovery in the fields of religion and welfare.
“Not only economic, but moral and spiritual foundations throughout the entire world have been shaken. A more abundant life for our people, in the last analysis, depends upon a deeper realization of moral and spiritual values.
“I deeply regret that official duties prevent accepting your kind invitation to attend the meeting of the National Committee on Religion and Welfare Recovery in Chicago, September 20.
“I earnestly hope, however, that there will be a widespread and hearty response to the call which Protestant, Catholic and Jewish representatives have issued to the people to assemble in their churches and synagogues on October 6 and 7 for the purpose of rededicating ourselves to the service of God and of our fellow men, for surely we all feel deeply our human weakness in the presence of the problems that confront us as a people and our need of divine strength and guidance.
“Franklin D. Roosevelt.”