732 SEVENTEENTH STREET, NORTHWEST
January 30, 1922
My dear Miss Addams: --
I have written to Miss Royden asking if she will speak for us when she is here. Will you please write her also, as you suggested? If we cannot get Miss Royden I think my preference would be Mrs. Robinson, although there is a strong feeling in the Board that Catherine Marshall is the best choice.
In regard to Germany we are in some difficulty -- Miss Doty is holding out for Frau Augsberg and Lida Heymann, but every day I am receiving letters from members of the Board protesting our inviting them and insisting that Gertrude Baer is the only possible person to interest an American audience. Finally in desperation I have appointed a committee of Miss Doty, Mrs. Biddle Lewis and Miss Mary Winsor to decide the matter and have suggested that they get in touch with Miss Balch if they cannot agree.
I think it is too bad not to have someone from France who can speak English, but Mlle. Melin is undoubtedly the best choice.
When I hear further from the committee I have appointed I will write you again and will ask you to back up any invitations that come from the national office.
We are having very pleasant responses from the chairmen we have appointed to finance the undertaking and altogether I feel that there is a great interest in the affairs of the League.
With best wishes, Miss Addams, I am
Maude S. Odell. [signed]