March 31 1915
My dear Dr. Bourland:
Have you completed your program for the Conference of Education in the South that I [understand] meets in Chattanooga April 27th to 30th? I wish you might make a place upon the program for a speaker on peace. The present time seems one that we should use in order to [crystallize] and make permanent the feeling that is stirring everyone.
I should like to suggest the home of Mrs. Thomas, our Executive Secretary. Mrs. Thomas is the wife of Professor W. I. Thomas of the Department of Sociology of the University of Chicago, the author of Sex and Society. Mrs. Thomas is a [Tennessee] woman and has the charm of manner that so often belongs to the women of the South. She is proving herself an unusually fine speaker and has met with the greatest success everywhere. She has spoken in Indianapolis, New Orleans and many other places and enthusiastic reports have come of her work. I am sure you would add to your program if you could place her upon it.