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The CHAIRMAN. The United Nations Council of Philadelphia sends the following telegram :
PHILADELPHIA, PA., July 6, 1945, Senator TOM CONNALLY,
Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs: Forty-five hundred members of United Nations Council of Philadelphia heartily endorse immediate Senate ratification of United tions Charter.
Mrs. GRENVILLE D. MONTGOMERY, The CHAIRMAN. Then, Mrs. LaFell Dickinson, president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, has sent me a telegram which is as follows:
KEENE, N. H. Senator Tom CONNALLY,
Chairman, Commitee on Foreign Relations: I regret that I cannot be present in person to tell you and the members of the Foreign Relations Committee that two and a half million homemakers in the General Federation of Women's Clubs, wives and mothers of servicemen, are on record for an international organization as provided for in the United Nations Charter. We are depending upon you, the committee, and the entire Senate for early ratification of this Charter. Public opinion is behind you. My personal appreciation for your able work in this international movement toward peace. This is our last chance. We must not fail.
Mrs. LAFELL DICKINSON,
President, General Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Dickinson was represented here this morning by Mrs. Brice Claggett.
We have received a letter from the National Commander of the American Legion, supporting the Charter. I will place his letter in the record. (The letter referred to is as follows:)
THE AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS,
Indianapolis, Ind., July 3, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY,
United States Senator, Washington, D. C. DEAR SENATOR CONNALLY: At the last three national conventions of the American Legion the delegates voted unanimously in favor of the establishment and maintenance of an association of free and sovereign nations to maintain peace and prevent recurrence of war. In 1943 and 1944 the convention declared that such association should be im hented with whatever force may be necessary for such purpose.
Soon after the Dumbarton Oaks agreement was reached by representatives of participating powers, the State Department, by all usual media, gave widest pub-" licity not only to the agreement but to the reasons advanced by such representatives for the inclusion of the various provisions of the agreement, as well as the reasons for exclusion of some provisions which certain groups or individuals thought should be included.
The American Legion, with more than 100 other representative American organizations, participated in several discussions of the Dumbarton Oaks proposals either initiated by the State Department or held with State Department cooperation, and American Legion representatives participated as consultants at the UNCIO at San Francisco, together with representatives of more than 40 other American organizations. The American Legion feels that the Charter produced at the San Francisco Conference is a charter arrived at through unprecedented participation of American people, after unprecedented opportunity for every American to know that which preceded and that which occurred at the Conference.
The American Legion feels that the San Francisco Charter is an honest and able attempt to create a workable association of free and sovereign nations implemented with force to maintain peace and prevent recurrence of war.
Obviously, it is the best and only charter which can be produced at this time.
The American Legion believes that the President's hand should be strengthened for the grave and difficult tasks which lie ahead of him in the field of foreign
relations by early ratification of the Charter. It believes that such action is strongly desired by the American people, more thoroughly informed upon the subject matter than they have ever been informed heretofore on any important nternational undertaking. The American Legion therefore respectfully requests that you support ratification of the charter at the earliest date consistent with lue and proper procedure. Sincerely yours,
EDWARD N. SCHEIBERLING,
National Commander. The CHAIRMAN. We have received also a letter from the National Council of Jewish Women, Inc., favoring the Charter. I will place that letter in the record at this point. (The letter referred to is as follows:)
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, INC.,
New York, N. Y., July 3, 1945. The Honorable Tom CONNALLY,
Senate Office Building, Washington, D. O. SIR: I am voicing the sentiments of every member of the National Council of Jewish Women in offering you my thanks for your valuable contribution to the San Francisco Conference. The National Council of Jewish Women is one of the many organizations and individuals that regard the United Nations Charter as a powerful weapon for establishing world peace and security.
The delegates of the United Nations, in meeting at San Francisco, assumed the full responsibility that the peoples of the world vested in them. We believe that they did a magnificent job. The members of the United States delegation performed a double task, first, in contributing to the formation of the Charter and, second, in using the influence of this country toward creating unity and cooperation among the nations.
The members of this organization believe that the responsibility for making the fullest use of the United Nations Charter now rests with the peoples of the world. The surest sign of United States' cooperation is immediate and overwhelming ratification of the Charter by the United States Senate. I am sure that you will do all in your power to insure this.
Cognizant of the importance of public support, this organization is exerting its efforts toward furthering public understanding and endorsement of the United Nations Charter. To that end, we have prepared the enclosed flier for distribution.
May I congratulate you upon the success of your mission. We hope and pray that the United Nations will live up to the principles of world peace and progress laid down in the Charter you were instrumental in formulating. Respectfully yours,
(Signed) Mildred G. Welt,
Mrs. JOSEPH M. WELT,
National President. The CHAIRMAN. We have received other telegrams that I shall not read, but I will ask that they be placed in the record. The newspaper correspondents, who have good eyesight, can see the large number of them. They all support the Charter.
We shall not call another witness at this time but shall recess until 2 o'clock. I hope that the witnesses who are listed for this afternoon
The committee will stand in recess until 2 o'clock. (At 12:30 p. m. a recess was taken until 2 p. m. of the same day.)
(Further telegrams and letters received by the chairman and placed in the record by him, are as follows:)
JACKSON HEIGHTS, N. Y., June 23, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.:
NEW YORK, N. Y., June 22, 1945. Senator THOMAS CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.: Strongly urge that Congress may be kept in session so as to ratify San Francisco Charter immediately.
MARION CHESEBBOUGH DAVISON.
NEW YORK, N. Y., June 22, 9145. Hon. Tom CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.: I feel it is vital to world unity for United States to ratify San Francisco Charter before recess and before the President goes to Berlin.
Mrs. W. B. PARSONS, Jr.
NEW YORK, N. Y., June 22, 1945. Senator Tom CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.: Congress must stay in session to insure ratification of San Francisco Charter.
GERTRUDE B. BAUMAN.
NEW YORK, N. Y., June 22, 1945. Senator Tom CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.: Hope you can keep Senate in session to secure ratification United Nations Charter.
LYMAN BEECHER STOWE.
CHAPEL HILL, N. C., June 21, 1945. Senator Tom CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.: Legislation committee North Carolina Federation Women's Clubs urges continued session Congress and prompt Senate approval United Nations Charter.
Mrs. EDNA P. FARRAR, Chairman.
BROOKLYN, N. Y., June 23, 1935. Senator TOM CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.: Five hundred members of Americans United for World Organization, Flatbush Division, urge immediate ratification of Charter.
Mrs. Eva WILLIAMS, Membership Chairman.
NEW YORK, N. Y., June 25, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY,
San Francisco, Calif.: The youngest of our three sons in service killed in action in the Appennines of Italy wrote of the boys who came through Africa, Sicily, and then Italy, "I keep mum. You cannot give too much credit to those boys, they have undergone suffering like I've never seen yet. May those who are responsible for the coming peace realize that awful extent and do justice to all." We urge and hope the Senate will stay in session and ratify quickly the San Francisco agreement.
DOROTHY and RANDOLPH COMPTON.
NEWCASTLE, WYO., June 30, 1945. Senator Tom CONNALLY,
Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, D. C.: Please advise all Wyoming Representatives that the Women's Clubs of Osage and Newcastle, Wyo., affiliated with the Federated Women's Clubs of America, urge speedy ratification of world peace Charter.
CECELIA E. OLMSTEAD, Secretary.
WASHINGTON, PA., June 30, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY,
United States Senate, Washington, D. C.: The Current Events Club, of Washington, Pa., membership 200, urge ratification of Charter of United Nations.
INEZ A. BAILEY, President.
ALTOONA, PA., June 29, 1945. Hon. TOM. CONNALLY,
Senate Building, 'Washington, D. 0.:
Mrs. W. B. GILFELLON,
SHREVEPORT, LA., June 29, 1945. Hon. TOM CONNALLY,
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, D. C.:
SOUTHERN LITERARY CLUB,
NEWCASTLE, WYO., June 29, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY, Foreign Relations Committee,
United States Senate, Washington, D. C.: This local club in meeting today favors congressional ratification United Nations Charter.
TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB Member, Federated Women's Club.
MURPHY, N. C., June 29, 1945. The Honorable TOM CONNALLY,
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee:
FLEMINGSBURG JUNCTION, Ky., June 30, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY,
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee: The Fleming County Women's Club urges ratification of Charter of United Nations at once.
Mrs. R. H. SHERWOOD, Chairman.
ASHEVILLE, N. C., June 30, 1945. Senator TOM CONNALLY,
Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C.:
CHARLES ERNEST SCOTT.
AKRON, OHIO, June 29, 1945. Senator Tom CONNALLY: Our group unanimously request you vote for San Francisco Charter.
Mrs. MAURICE E. WHITELAW, Secretary, Alumni of Board Members of Akron and Summit County
Federation of Women's Clubs.
FRESNO, CALIF., June 29, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
United States Senate, Washington, D. C.: The members of San Joaquin Valley District, California Federation of Women's Club, approve speedy ratification of United Nations Peace Charter as adopted at Peace Conference held in San Francisco.
Mrs. C. S. TAYLOR, District President.
HOPKINS, MINN, June 29, 1945. MEMBERS OF THE SENATE,
Care Tom Connally, Washington, D. O.: In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, “The only thing to fear is fear”-Franklin D. Roosevelt. All nations must work together and keep God's Ten Commandments.
Mrs. Ida HUTCHINS.
CRESCENT CITY, CALIF., June 29, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY,
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, D. C.: Del Norte County Federation CFWC urgently begs the California Senators to ratify the United Nations Charter.
ELLEN M. ESTES, President.
MOBILE, ALA., June 29, 1945. Tom CONNALLY,
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, D. C.: As president of the Century Book Club of 30 members we urge the ratification of the Charter of the United Nations.
VIVGINIA B. OGDEN, President, Century Book Olub.
WOOLLEY, WASH., June 29, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNOLLY, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
Washington, D. C.:
SEDRO WOOLLEY WOMEN'S CLUB,
PALMDALE, CALIF., June 29, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
Washington, D. C.: Strongly urge ratification United Nations Charter.
PALMDALE WOMEN'S CLUB.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, June 29, 1945. Hon. Tom CONNALLY, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee,
Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C.: It is the desire of the Utah Federation of Women's Clubs that the Charter of the United Nations be approved by Congress immediately.
MRS. ARTHUR GAETH, Chairman, Department of International Relations.