Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt paid a short visit here Saturday to lead a conference of H.L.U. members and representatives from student groups in other colleges on "The Place and Function of Liberal Organizations in the U. S."
Although she refused to give a speech, Mrs. Roosevelt answered many questions about what youth could do to further liberalism. She advised her audience to become interested in state and local problems, telling them, "I have a theory that you have to know your own community very well before you can understand national and international problems."
In reply to a question as to whether she thought anti-democratic "isms" in this country should be suppressed, she said, "There is nothing that will defeat democracy but indifference."
Parrying questions about whether she would favor a national youth organization organized to further aid to England, she advised the H.L.U. members to include as many different political groups as possible in their organization so that they could have constant exchange of opinion. She intimated that her chief criticism of the National Youth Congress in Washington last summer was that it was dominated by a disciplined group with a narrow creed.