My dear Miss Addams:
Mme Schwimmer tells me of your plan for some sort of national conference. I am heartily in accord with any effort in this direction. I suggest, without having taken much time for reflection, that an informal conference of representatives of the chief and largest women's organizations might be gathered soon and quickly. Even a small group, say 25, of properly representative, would be influential enough to ask and secure hearings before the Congressional Committees which without doubt will consider at once the necessity (!) of increasing our own armament. I feel that we should strike our blow at that movement at once. Then, such a conference, with opportunity for discussion, could call a really big important [page 2] mass meeting of women or of women and men.
This appears to me as a good way to proceed. But, I am willing to help in any plan you adopt. You are at liberty to use my name. If a mere conference is held the earlier the better <say Dec 15>. If only one meeting is planned probably January would be more generally acceptable.
Yours for Any Effort toward Peace