Mabel L. Hyers to Elizabeth Jordan, October 26, 1915


October 26, 1915.

My dear Dean Jordan:

As Miss Addams has written you, she finds it impossible to go to Iowa to speak, and has referred the letter to the office of the Woman's Peace Party with the request that we suggest to you the name of Mrs. William I. Thomas. Mrs. Thomas is really the official speaker of the Woman's Peace Party and she does her work remarkably well. She has always been interested in public questions and is in every way qualified to speak, for she has been to The Hague at the International Congress of Women, and since her return has spent six weeks on the Pacific Coast besides caring for the almost daily requests for speakers in and around Chicago.

Mrs. Thomas goes to Dubuque on December the 7th and could come to you any day from the 8th to the 11th. May I say in passing that Mrs. Thomas has none of the sensational mannerisms of the W.C.T.U. type, but is charming, frank and effective.

I trust that you will be able to consider having the Woman's Peace Party represented, although it is our regret that Miss Addams herself cannot go to you.

Sincerely yours,

Assistant Secretary.

Dean Elizabeth Jordan,
Drake University,
Des Moines, Iowa.