¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 W. Arthur Shirey was local arrangements chair. The theme was “The American Family and NCFR—Retrospect and Prospect.” Evelyn Millis Duvall gave a plenary speech titled “American Family and NCFR Since 1938.” Reuben Hill presented one titled “The American Family and the Future,” and Jessie Bernard’s plenary speech was “Developmental Tasks of the NCFR—1963–88.” Duvall and Hill made pleas that there be a U.S. Department of Family Life, with its Secretary a member of the President’s cabinet. Hill suggested that there be a progressive upgrading of families through education and service comparable to contemporary programs of urban renewal and community development. Bernard suggested that NCFR members always welcome creativity. These speeches were published in the February 1964 issue of Marriage and Family Living.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The anniversary banquet honored past Presidents and featured Wallace Fulton’s Presidential Address on “The American Family and Time.” A special session panel discussed the roles and responsibilities of NCFR regarding popular magazines that carry marriage and family life articles. Three hundred fifty people attended the conference. The room and board in dormitories was $11–$17 for the 3 days.