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My Day by Eleanor Roosevelt

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NEW YORK.—I spent some time Monday morning looking at the Omnibus production on the Constitution of the U.S.

Since I never am able to see these TV productions when they actually are on the screen, I have had to go to the Fund for the Republic offices to judge the various programs. Though it is hard to find time to do this, I enjoy them and I think I probably am learning to appreciate what good TV programs can mean to the public.

I lunched with Bernard M. Baruch, which was a great pleasure for me since I had not seen him for a long time. I found him looking well indeed and as full of interests as ever.

In the evening, I went out to Levittown, Long Island, for a program co-sponsored by the adult education group and the League of Women Voters. I dined with Mrs. Marcia Weinstein and had a very pleasant time.

The League of Women Voters has been encouraging discussions on civil rights and freedoms, and I think its plan to have a series of group discussions following this opening talk and to use the booklets which the Carrie Chapman Catt Fund published would be of great value to any community.

Levittown is a community of young families and it is encouraging to find them taking such an active interest in the important questions of the day.

I was up early Tuesday morning to make a 8:15 plane to Washington where my friend, Mrs. James Helm, kindly met me. We had time to pay a short call on my old friend, Mrs. Adolph Miller, and then I went to the 20th biennial convention of the Amalgamated Union.

The hall was crowded with delegates—all of them taking an active part and a keen interest in every point which was brought up.

I arrived just as a representative of Boy's Town, outside of Rome, Italy, was asking for the continued support of the union. Last year Mrs. Joseph Lash and I visited this project for orphan boys and were impressed by what was being accomplished. I am quite sure that the union's funds will be well invested in helping this school to make better citizens out of these Italian youngsters.

I was glad to see Mrs. Sidney Hillman and I am always impressed by Jacob Potofsky. He is a fine leader of a fine group of people.

I got home in plenty of time to enjoy having Mr. and Mrs. Pare Lorentz for an hour's chat at my apartment.

In the evening, I went up to speak for the PTA of Public School 93 in the Bronx. I spent an hour first, however, with Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Singh and had the great pleasure of seeing Ambassador and Mrs. Sherman Cooper and a number of officials here from India.

Ambassador Cooper has represented us so well in India that it is a pleasure to talk to him and get a picture of the changes that have come about in the last few years, so I am hoping to have another chance to see him before long.


(Copyright, 1956, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

Names and Terms Mentioned or Referenced

  • Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965 [ index ]
         American businessman
         [ LC | ISNI | VIAF | Wikidata | SNAC | FAST | US Nat. Archives | ANB ]
  • Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 [ index ]
         American politician and diplomat
         [ LC | VIAF | Wikidata | SNAC | FAST | US Nat. Archives | ANB ]
  • Cooper, Lorraine Rowan, 1906-1985 [ index ]
         American writer/speaker, member of the National Society of Arts and Letters and the American Newspaper Women's Club
         [ SNAC ]
  • Helm, Edith Benham, 1874-1962 [ index ]
         White House social secretary during the FDR and Truman administrations
         [ LC | ISNI | VIAF | Wikidata | SNAC | FAST ]
  • Hillman, Bessie [ index ]
         American labor activist; founder of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
         [ LC | ISNI | VIAF | Wikidata | SNAC | FAST | ANB ]
  • Lash, Trude W. [ index ]
         German; served on Human Rights Committee; Executive Director of the Citizens' Committee for Children; spouse of Joseph P. Lash
         [ LC | ISNI | VIAF | Wikidata | SNAC | FAST ]
  • Lorentz, Elizabeth [ index ]
         American scriptwriter
         [ LC | ISNI | VIAF | SNAC | NYT ]
  • Lorentz, Pare [ index ]
         American filmmaker and poet
         [ LC | ISNI | VIAF | Wikidata | SNAC | FAST | US Nat. Archives | ANB ]
  • Miller, Mary Sprague, 1872-1957 [ index ]
         American socialite and philanthropist
         [ SNAC ]
  • Potofsky, Jacob S. (Jacob Samuel), 1894-1979 [ index ]
         American labor union organizer
         [ LC | ISNI | VIAF | Wikidata | SNAC | FAST | ANB ]
  • Singh, J.J. [ index ]
         President of the India League of America
         [ Other source ]
  • Singh, Malti Saksena [ index ]
         Spouse of Indian journalist S.S. Singh; dauthter of Indian diplomat Ramji Saksena
         [ NYT ]
  • Weinstein, Marcia [ index ]
  • New York (N.Y., United States) [ index ]

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My Day by Eleanor Roosevelt, May 24, 1956

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
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