Alice Thacher Post to Emily Greene Balch, July 28, 1924


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July 28, 1924.

Dear Emily Balch:

Yours of 26th has come this noon and I hasten to send you the report on Summer Schools which I had prepared from the Minutes and the Stenographic Report.

↑72↓ Please tell Miss Addams that I will take my picture of the Maison Internationale to the printer tomorrow and see what he thinks about taking a cut from it, but I know that mostly they do not like to make cuts from anything but photographs. If they can do this well I will have it done. I had been intending to have Miss Heymann's picture for the frontispiece. Louis thinks we are making a dreadful mistake not to have in the Report a picture of Miss Addams. I tell him that I think it would not be in very good taste to have it in a Report got out in America, and that any way I did not select the pictures. But he thinks good taste should go hang, and that the Report would have much better effect in America if her picture were in it. [written in right margin] ↑please no picture of J. A.↓

I have today received the Addresses of the National Sections from Miss Glücklich. Everything is now all right except that Miss Glücklich gives the following as the address for Japan:

Mrs. M. H. Inouye, 76 Sambancho Kojimachi, Tokyo's ↑Prest is Secy -- perhaps both↓.

↑73↓ Now Miss Addams gave me the following for Japan:

Tano Jōdai, Japanese Women's University, Kaishikawa, Tokyo.

Which would Miss Addams prefer to have me use?

I think the Report makes it very clear that the Cahier was not passed by the Congress. It is very distinctly stated in the introduction to the Cahier by Miss Addams and also by Mme. Duchêne. Moreover I have entitled the Cahier as follows:


Report of the Cahier Commission recommended by the Congress to the National Sections for Study ↑OK↓

↑18↓ My idea is to put the note you have written as a footnote to this title. I think to put it into the text as an introductory note would be to "rub it in" too much.

I think myself that the Cahier is a very interesting study, and I found that Louis did when he read it in proof with me. I waited to see what he would say for he is more conservative than I and I thought he might think it a little "red." But no, he [page 2] commented that it was a very able and [interesting] study, though too far off for present use. I think myself that neither this Cahier nor any that is likely to be got out later by the same group could be accepted by [illegible] ↓a W.I.L.↑ Congress of the future, if it were a representative congress, as expressive of a proper general opinion. This one, for example, is too distinctively French. It is more French than they know. It is slender, and doctrinaire, and architectural. One got out under the English tradition, on the other hand, would be more jolly and juicy.

Thank you for asking about my lumbago. It was that form of lumbago which comes from displaced pelvic bones, something which I am subject to, but they never before had got nearly so badly out. I had to have an osteopathic physician twice at the house before I could get about. Now they are back in place and I am all right except for a little soreness.

↑24↓ As I said above, Louis has read the proof of the Report with me, and he has had a growing appreciation of it, so that he has kept saying that this Report ought to get a wide circulation. Now he is saying that we ought to get some one who knows how to write advertising matter to write an advertisement which we should put into some of the religious papers, like the Christian Century, Unity, and perhaps the Christian at Work, and so. I also suggest the New Republic. He thinks we might get our money back in sales, and that any way more people would get the idea that the women of the world are thinking about these things, just from reading the advertisement.

↑25↓ Of course if we are to try to sell any number of copies we ought to have a large enough edition to allow for it. I think the 2,000 we have allotted to ourselves would easily cover it, but I am thinking that we will have to allow more than 1,000 to cover Miss Glücklich's needs if she has to look out for Great Britain and Canada, as well as distribute a certain number to all the other Sections, including some of the countries which are as likely to speak English as any other language, like Japan. Please bring this to Miss Addams's attention, and get an answer to me promptly, as the printer ought to know this week how much paper will be needed. I am sorry to bother you with it.

Always affectionately yours,

Alice Thacher Post [signed]