33rd President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Harry S Truman” AS PRESIDENT, May 16, 1950, 8×10.5, The White House Washington stationery, to Susan R.C. Beyer as President of Pilot International, in full:
I am happy to send my warmest greetings to the twenty-ninth annual convention of Pilot International.
The goals toward which your social projects are directed lend effective support to America’s participation in world affairs. Creating understanding among peoples and lightening the economic burdens of less-fortunate friends in other lands are giant strides toward lasting peace and security.
Every American can play a useful part in this tremendous international undertaking. Your organization and other groups of world-minded American women can offer inspiring leadership in helping to meet the economic and cultural needs of our friends abroad.
For example, no government can do much to develop international understanding among an illiterate people. American women can help to promote the exchange of educational and cultural ideas among our neighbors in an ever-shrinking world.
And no government can talk about international understanding to people who are reduced to bare existence. Such projects as the rehabilitation of Vimoutiers by the Pilots International symbolize the kind of practical help that must be a first step in achieving our goal of international peace.
Accompanied by original White House mailing envelope.
A fine example.
In very good condition, folds.