May 22, 1948


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Portland, Ore.

JAMA. 1948;137(4):401. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890380071022

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To the Editor:—  I recently attended the State Planning Conference for Children and Youth in Washington, D. C. (March 30-April 1, 1948). The conference was called by the National Commission on Children and Youth in order to work out a program of action on the state and community level prior to the White House Conference on Children and Youth for 1950. The conference strongly advised the formation of State Committees for Children and Youth in those states not already having such committees, and that these state committees spearhead the formation of community committees. The theme of the 1950 White House Conference is to be "The Child in His Community. "In previous White House conferences, decisions were made on the national level at the time of the conference. It is hoped that a well developed program will be under way in every state and community before the 1950 White House conference

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