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Jewish Youth Organizations Endorse Mrs. Roosevelt’s Defense Program

Endorsements of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ten point plan for participation by American youth in the national defense activities were received today by the First Lady from four national Jewish youth organizations.

The National Council of Jewish Juniors meeting in their twelfth annual convention at Baltimore, the Junior Hadassah and the National Young Judea and Aleph Zadek Aleph, the B’nai B’rith Youth Group all issued statements supporting the “Program for Youth.”

This program, as outlined by Mrs. Roosevelt, provides that youth: assume a responsibility for increasing production on our own jobs; learn necessary skills; achieve physical fitness; educate ourselves for today’s needs; increase community services; provide services for young people in the armed forces and in defense industrial areas; take part in civilian protection programs; contribute to war relief and to save for defense; conserve resources and eliminate waste; and insure the participation of youth of all ages, races, and faiths in the defense program.

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