Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference (1971). Banquet Address
Keywords:banquet address, pollution, shortcomings, patriotism, Cold War
The late Bennett Cerf reported that in visiting the west he had seen the weather forecast in a small dairy—from which had been omitted one word. The forecast read like this: “Less than 5% chance of tonight and tomorrow.” If one follows much of the depressing news of the day he might believe ours is a nation of dropouts, fallouts, copouts and sellouts; an over-crowded, under-nourished, outraged, uptight society of pornographic, profit-grabbing, polluting, pompous parasites. This is the trouble with our land and our people—we have lost faith in our personal purpose and our national destiny.