U.S. Youth Faces New Responsibilities, Truman Says in Message to Jewish Youth Parley

President Truman called upon the traditional courage and enthusiasm of American youth to meet “new and grave responsibilities” in a message to the fourth annual assembly of the National Jewish Youth Conference, now being conducted at Camp Wel-Met, nine miles east of here. The Conference, which is sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board, represents more than 300 local, regional, and national Jewish youth organizations and is attended by some 200 delegates from 32 states.

In his message, Mr. Truman said: “Never before have we had such need of an effective corps of qualified leaders as we do now. Never before have we needed such intensive training in democracy. I trust that your conference will be fruitful of constructive action to inspire American youth with traditional courage and enthusiasm to meet the new and grave responsibilities which these perilous times have thrust upon us.”

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