JFK+50: Volume 7, No. 2398WOMEN'S PEACE PARTY WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH GREAT WAR
New York City (JFK+50) The Women's Peace Party of New York implores American women "to oppose the government's war plans." The organization, a branch of the National Women's Peace Party* led by Jane Addams, stands opposed to compulsory military service, food control, military supervision, war bond issues and continuation of the war.
The NWPP's "propaganda" was distributed in "Four Lights," edited by Margaret Lane.
Clara Clemens**, daughter of Mark Twain, was quoted in the Chicago Daily Tribune as follows...
"Every intelligent man in this nation knows that to kill his neighbor, whether German or fellow American, is a crime. War is the last stage of savagery."
*The National Women's Peace Party was founded in January 1915 in Washington, D.C. It was the first peace organization to employ public demonstrations for peace.
**Clara Langhorne Clemens Samossoud (1874-1962) was born in Elmira, NY & studied voice & piano. She became an accomplished contralto concert singer. She was the last known descendant of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
"End This War, Addams Party Plea To Women ," The Chicago Daily Tribune, August 13, 1917.