Mead has put together a program for a conference that Addams will hopefully be able to attend. The committee has also failed to financial aid to an international organization, so Mead believes the American committee needs to meet.
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.
Addams updates Haldeman on Bowen's condition and reveals that she has continued to visit the hospital every day while Bowen is unwell. Kelley is also visiting Addams and will visit again when Haldeman travels to Maine.
In this speech to the National Conference on Charities and Correction meeting in Boston, Addams discusses the qualities that attract people to social work as an occupation and as a way of life, dedicated to the greater good of society.