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1961 Speeches - Summary (Listing)
(John) Adams Papers Luncheon 10/3/61
AFL-CIO Miami 12/7/61
Agriculture Message to Congress 3/16/61
Press Releases and Memoranda
Alfalfa Club 1/21/61
American Society of Newspaper Editors 4/20/61
Drafts and Press Release
*American Newspaper Publishers Association 4/27/61
Draft and Memoranda
The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions …