Comments on President Wilson, May 12, 1915



"Nothing Can Be Settled by Force," She Says -- May Sail This Week.
{By Cable to The Tribune}

London, May 12. -- One of the foremost social reformers in the world and a fearless public speaker on women's problemns, Miss Jane Addams, of Chicago, has arrived in London, and will devote the next few days to making speeches on the subject of the women's duties during the war. President Wilson's remarkable utterance on America's "special example of peace" has greatly impressed Miss Addams.

"He is a splendid man." she said in an interview published this morning, "although as a citizen of a neutral state I feel myself debarred from dictating any policy one way or another, I hold the view that nothing can be settled by force. It will have to be settled by reason.

"I have been in London only for a few hours since my previous visit in 1906, when I returned to the scenes of my early life in the East End, and have not yet had an opportunity therefore of comparing the new with the old London. I am a strong supporter of woman's suffrage, and although I hope to see the women of England enfranchised I see endless opportunities for social work which could be usefully performed while the vote is being won."

Miss Addams thinks British women as well as the women of other nations have a glorious opportunity during this war of exerting their influence on the younger generations.

Beyond attending the women's international congress in Kingsway Hall tomorrow night and revisiting the East End Miss Addams has no special mission in London. She will return to America probably at the end of the week.

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