• Short Summary

    HERR WILLY BRANDT, MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, TODAY (SATURDAY) OPENED THE NEW JOHN F. KENNEDY?

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    HERR WILLY BRANDT, MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, TODAY (SATURDAY) OPENED THE NEW JOHN F. KENNEDY YOUTH CENTRE ATTACHED TO COVENTRY CATHEDRAL. HERR BRANDT ASKED BRITAIN TO TAKE THE OUTSTRETCHED HANDS OF YOUNG GERMANS. HE SPOKE OF THE NEW SPIRIT OF RECONCILIATION WHICH HAS SPREAD FROM COVENTRY, AND STRENGTHENED CONFIDENCE IN MAN'S BETTER QUALITIES AND SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS.

    HERR BRANDT, WHO ARRIVED IN BRITAIN FROM A VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES ON THURSDAY, SAID HE BROUGHT TO COVENTRY THE WARM GREETING OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S FAMILY. HE SAID THE LATE PRESIDENT HAD GIVEN YOUNG PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD A NEW SENSE OF PURPOSE. HE WENT ON: "HIS DYNAMIC ENERGY AND THE SPIRIT OF RECONCILIATION OF COVENTRY SHOULD MAKE THIS JOHN F. KENNEDY HOUSE A REAL CENTRE FOR INSPIRATION. IT IS MY HOPE THAT MANY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM MY OWN COUNTRY ARE IT IS MY HOPE THAT MANY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM MY WON COUNTRY ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN AND CONTRIBUTE TO THESE ACTIVITIES".

    THE JOHN F. KENNEDY YOUTH CENTRE HAS COST GBP23,000 STERLING. THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND THE WEST BERLIN AUTHORITIES CONTRIBUTED 7,000 TOWARDS THE BUILDING COSTS, AND TODAY THEIR AMBASSADOR IN BRITAIN PRESENTED A CHEQUE FOR AN ADDITIONAL GBP1,500 TOWARDS THE COST OF FURNISHINGS.

    THE CENTRE HAS FOUR DORMITORIES, TWO SINGLE ROOMS AND A COMMON ROOM FOR 40 PEOPLE. IT WILL BE USED BY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM BRITAIN AND OVERSEAS ATTENDING CONFERENCES OR WORKING ON CATHEDRAL PROJECTS.

    IN A TELEGRAM READ OUT AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, MRS. KENNEDY SAID: "PRESIDENT KENNEDY OFTEN SPOKE OF YOUTH AS BEING THE GREATEST RESOURCE...AND BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT HOPES FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS, I KNOW HE WOULD HAVE BEEN MOST INTERESTED IN THE WORK YOU ARE DOING AT COVENTRY...MY THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH HERR BRANDT AND ALL THOSE PRESENT DURING THE CEREMONY."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JC645J6I3G1BWH8OW2YQCWB4
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JC645J6I3G1BWH8OW2YQCWB4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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