Stanford University, Feb. 9/17
Dear Miss Addams:
You have no doubt heard that Mr. Ford has withdrawn all support from the Neutral Conference in Europe. I am very much disappointed at this because the Conference has just about come around to show its ability to do something. I hope that we can find some way of keeping Lochner in the service.
I am hoping to go to Europe when there is some evidence that I can do something there. There is certainly none visible at present.
I hope and believe that the President will see his way to keep us out of the abyss of wretchedness, wrath and humiliation which results from even the most justifiable wars.
David Starr Jordan [signed]