Jane Addams to the Chicago Tribune, ca. December 20, 1921

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WOMEN REPUDIATE WOMEN'S LEAGUE PRESS AGENT.

Chicago, Dec. 19. -- I willingly admit that a representative of THE TRIBUNE receiving a statement of the [mass meeting] held in Washington Dec. 11 from our national headquarters at 17th Street had every right to consider it a duly authorized account, although unfortunately it was both unfounded as to its actual facts and exaggerated in tone. In the interests of accuracy, therefore, may I presume once more upon your courtesy and ask you to insert the following statement from Miss Crook?

"I absolutely deny the statement that at the Washington [mass meeting] last Sunday I 'called upon those who disbelieved in the four power alliance to march to the Pan-American building to indicate their protest.'

"I never even mentioned the alliance.

"I called for the march upon wide and affirmative ground -- to demonstrate our desire to see all the nations of the world participating in the work now begun by the conference.

I am teaching at Smith College, and not at Wellesley, as reported.

"MARGARET B. CROOK."

I certainly did walk in the parade at Washington, and I mentioned the leadership of the high school girls merely to indicate that it had been prearranged and was conducted in a most orderly manner.

JANE ADDAMS.