Statement on Return to Hull-House, September 23, 1923

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SUFFRAGE GAINS IN ORIENT, JANE ADDAMS REPORTS

(By Universal Service)

Chicago, Sept. 23. -- Jane Addams reached home today after a nine months tour of the Orient. The court yard and streets around Hull House swarmed with neighbors who came to welcome their own "Miss Addams." Her impartial smiles told how happy she was to be back.

Miss Addams enthused about her trip, "it is to be remembered for a long, long time," she said.

"I was especially interested," continued Miss Addams, "in the progress of women all over the world. They are voting in India and in Burma and showing an enormous interest in politics."

"Women do not yet vote in China and Japan," Miss Addams said, "but their day is not far off. They have wonderful suffrage movements in both countries."

Regarding the growth of international peace movements in other countries, Miss Addams said:

"Peace forces in Japan are marvelously organized. In [Tokyo] there are nine organizations united into one gigantic effort to obtain peace."

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