The dinner was held at the Statler Hilton Hotel here in the Nation's Capital.
Awards were presented to the following recipients for their work in the field of mental retardation:
Dr. Samuel A. Kirk, Illinois
Dr. Ivar Asbjorn Folling, Norway
Dr. Murray L. Barr. Canada
Joe Hin Tijo, Indonesia
Dr. Jerome Lejeune, France.
The President thanked Miss Garland and Mr. Lancaster in his speech for their attendance and spoke about a magazine article on the subject written by his sister, Eunice.
Dr. Leonard W. Mayo, Chairman of the President's Panel on Mental Retardation, presented a report.
IRISH FREE STATE DECLARED
Dublin, Ireland (JFK+50) The Irish Free State was officially declared 92 years ago today, December 6, 1922.
The declaration came as a result of the Ango-Irish Treaty signed by British and Irish representatives the previous year.
The Irish Free State was to be a DOMINION or state of the British Empire with equal status as Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa.
Northern Ireland "opted out" of the Irish Free State two days later as was permitted by the Anglo-Irish Treaty.