USBN #204 February 1948
"He feels that Committees must assume more responsibility and exercise freedom of choice and judgment in electing their officers , and function as a corporate body with a corporate spirit. More especially so as now that the Cause is growing in numbers, and its responsibilities are being multiplied, national Committees are acquiring added importance and must seek, ever-increasin'gly, to follow the pattern of Baha'u 'llah and assume responsibility for the election of their officers . These Committees must develop, become mature, and forge ahead courageously, relying more on united effort and less on personal leadership, as is now the case with local and national Assemblies."
December 27, 1947