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BENJAMIN M. SPOCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 09/15/1964 - HFSID 36122

BENJAMIN SPOCK. TLS: "Benjamin Spock", 1p, 8½x11. Cleveland, Ohio, 1964 September 15. To Norman Thomas. In part:"The National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy will present its Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award to Max Youngstein at a Testimonial Dinner at the Commodore Hotel in New York on November 14th.

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BENJAMIN SPOCK. TLS: "Benjamin Spock", 1p, 8½x11. Cleveland, Ohio, 1964 September 15. To Norman Thomas. In part:"The National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy will present its Eleanor Roosevelt Peace Award to Max Youngstein at a Testimonial Dinner at the Commodore Hotel in New York on November 14th. We honor Mr. Youngstein for the courage and foresight he has shown in advancing the cause of peace (he was Treasurer of Sane for several years), and particularly for his vision in producing the film, 'Fail Safe'...I want to ask you to be one of the Sponsors of the dinner...." NORMAN THOMAS (1884-1968) was the Socialist Party candidate for President in 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944 and 1948. BENJAMIN SPOCK (1903-1998) was the People's Party presidential candidate in 1972. The American pediatrician and peace activist wrote the best-selling and highly influential book Baby and Child Care in 1946. In 1964, MAX YOUNGSTEIN (1913-1997) produced Fail-Safe, a thriller about a technical malfunction in the Pentagon's strategic control system which causes an erroneous order to be sent to a B-58 squadron to attack Moscow with nuclear weapons. Henry Fonda starred as the President. The Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) was founded in 1957. SANE was an early leader in the movement against the war in Vietnam. SANE's spokespersons included Eleanor Roosevelt, Benjamin Spock and Norman Thomas. Staple holes at upper left. 1-inch horizontal tear at blank left margin (all intact). Lightly creased.

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