Leadership in 1971–72

Eleanore Luckey

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Eleanore B. Luckey became President of NCFR from August 28, 1971, until November 4, 1972. She was born in February 1915 in California and was a professor of human development and family relations at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She was also coauthor, with George W. Wise, of a very popular textbook, Human Growth and the Family, first published in 1970 and still available today. She also authored several articles in Family Coordinator (later Family Relations).

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The following is an excerpt from Luckey‘s Presidential Address:

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Some . . . silence may mask real conflict of values. Many . . .  are not at all sure, for example, of what they think about female equality as it affects the home, of adolescents going steady, of masturbation, of petting, of divorce. In many instances they believe they should think these things are wrong, but they don’t. Or even though they may not hold these concepts to be wrong, individuals find it hard to bring themselves to endorse or accept . . .  such ideas . . . Because we are a society in transition and are creatures of habit we find ourselves espousing the new and clinging to the old, and like most bigamists we may get into difficulty.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 By the end of 1971, the NCFR Long-Range Planning Committee, with appropriate representation from professional specialties, geographic regions, and affiliated councils, had been appointed. The committee, chaired by Gerald R. Leslie, sought to evaluate the purposes of NCFR, its structure and function, its Constitution, and the recommendations growing out of the 1971 Annual Conference. President Luckey set up 12 regional planning committees to examine questions similar to those discussed at the Annual Conference.

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