Speech to the Dairy Jubilee, January 30, 1922


Miss Addams condemned the movement among producers in this country to limit production in order to keep prices up.

"There is not too much, and there never will be too much of anything while millions have not enough to feed and clothe themselves," she declared.

"We must not look with suspicion on the stories that come from Europe. They are true. Most of Europe is suffering pitifully from inadequate supply. They cannot produce even the fodder for their livestock, but must kill their cattle, let them die, or import fodder in condensed form at great expense.


"There are thousands and thousands of children in France and central Europe who have now been undernourished for so long a time that even if their lives are saved they will never be able to take a normal part in the hard battles of life."

Miss Addams told of work being done by the Quakers and other agencies to supply the need of butter fats, lack of which, she said, was stunting the growth and weakening the vitality of countless young children.

In some countries, notably in the vicinity of Vienna, cows were imported and distributed among farmers who were to give a part of the milk yields to children's hospitals in payment, according to Miss Addams.

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