Addams enclosed a poem from a soldier fighting in World War I and offers it for use to Kellogg. Addams further explains her reasons and hesitations in providing reviews of nine books Kellogg had sent her.
In this speech, Addams tells the alumnae of the University of Michigan at the Chicago College club, how they can help with the food shortage crisis by conserving food and understanding the production of food.
Addams, Kellogg, and Wald argue the many reasons why World War One is destroying society, and detail how it is robbing a generation of its people and future. They also argue that the global community has the power to stop this war and prevent other wars.