1961 Conference: Our Differences and Our Common Ground

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Read news coverage of the 1961 NCFR conferenceRead news coverage of the 1961 NCFR conference

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The 1961 Annual Conference was held in Salt Lake City, UT, August 23–25. The theme was “Our Differences and our Common Ground.” David Mace was the program chair. Veon Smith and Hulda V. Garrett were local arrangements co-chairs. The plenary address, given by Opert Tanner of University of Utah, was titled “Difference, Tolerance, and Cooperation.” Other sessions dealt with ethical, ideological, and religious differences. The attendees stayed in dormitory rooms on the campus at a cost of $2.50–$4.00 per night for twin bedded rooms. An outdoor dinner and Alpine Loop scenic trip added another $5.00, and conference registration was $5.00.  A special seminar on “Affiliated Councils–NCFR Relations” was also held there and repeated the following year.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The International Liaison Committee—consisting of Evelyn Millis Duvall (Chair), Esther Middlewood, John Mogey, Reuben Hill, David Mace, and Harold Christensen—explored the possibility of hosting a World Family Year. In addition, NCFR members were assigned to help with preparations for the 1961 White House Conference on Aging.  David Mace was appointed to represent NCFR in establishing a U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Family Organizations.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 1961 program coverRead the conference program


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