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NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER, Chairman GEORGE BLUMENTHAL
ALBA B. JOHNSON GANO DUNN
WILLIAM B. McKINLEY ROBERT A. FRANKS
Dwight W. MORROW JOSEPH P. GRACE
STEPHEN HENRY OLIN
HENRY S. HASKELL
Director of Interamerican Division
PETER H. GOLDSMITH
COUNCIL OF DIRECTION OF THE
EDWIN A. ALDERMAN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, THEODORE MARBURG, BALTIMORE, MD. VA.
BRANDER MATTHEWS, NEW YORK JOHN R. ALPINE, New York
SILAS McBee, New YORK RICHARD BARTHOLDT, St. Louis, Mo. GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN, PRINCETON, N. J. GEORGE BLUMENTHAL, New YORK
WILLIAM B. McKINLEY, WASHINGTON, D. C. CLIFTON R. BRECKENRIDGE, EUREKA ANDREW J. MONTAGUE, RICHMOND, VA. SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
MRS. PHILIP N. MOORE, St. Louis, Mo. WILLIAM J. BRYAN, MIAMI, FLA.
Dwight W. MORROW, NEW YORK THEODORE E. BURTON, WASHINGTON, D.C. W. W. MORROW, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER, NEW YORK STEPHEN H. OLIN, MIDDLETOWN, CONN. RICHARD H. DANA, BOSTON, MASS.
MRS. PERCY V. PENNYBACKER, AUSTIN, TEX HORACE E. DEMING, New YORK
HENRY S. PRITCHETT, NEW YORK GANO DUNN, NEW YORK
IRA REMSEN, BALTIMORE, MD. CHARLES W. ELIOT, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. JAMES FORD RHODES, BOSTON, MASS. AUSTEN G. Fox, New YORK
ELIHU Root, New YORK ROBERT A. FRANKS, ORANGE, N. J.
J. G. SCHURMAN, PEKIN, CHINA John P. FREY, CINCINNATI, Ohio
JAMES BROWN SCOTT, WASHINGTON, D. C. ROBERT GARRETT, BALTIMORE, MD.
CHARLES HITCHCOCK SHERRILL, NEW YORK JOSEPH P. GRACE, New YORK
MRS. SEWARD A. SIMONS, SO. PASADENA, CAL WILLIAM GREEN, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. JAMES L. SLAYDEN, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS WILLIAM J. HOLLAND, PITTSBURGH, PA. WILLIAM M. SLOANE, PRINCETON, N. J. HAMILTON HOLT, NEW YORK
OSCAR S. STRAUS, NEW YORK ALBA B. JOHNSON, PHILADELPHIA, PA. Mrs. Mary Wood SWIFT, BERKELEY, CAL DAVID STARR JORDAN, STANFORD
GEORGE W. TAYLOR, DEMOPOLIS, ALA.
O. H. TITTMAN, LEESBURG, VA.
GEORGE E. VINCENT, NEW YORK
WILLIAM D. WHEELWRIGHT, PORTLAND, ORE. CLARENCE H. MACKAY, New YORK MARY E. WOOLLEY, SOUTH HADLEY, MASS.
22 INTERNATIONAL CONCILIATION
Published monthly by the
THE WINNING PLAN
SELECTED BY THE JURY OF
OFFERED BY EDWARD W. BOK FOR “THE BEST PRACTICAL PLAN BY WHICH THE UNITED STATES MAY COOPERATE WITH OTHER NATIONS TO ACHIEVE AND PRESERVE
THE PEACE OF THE WORLD"
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THE AMERICAN PEACE AWARD
With deep satisfaction I present for the consideration and vote of the American people the plan selected by the Jury as entitled to the American Peace Award under the conditions.
The Award brought forth 22,165 plans. Since many of them were the composite work of organizations, universities, etc., a single plan often represented the views of hundreds or thousands of individuals. There were also received several hundred thousands of letters which, while they did not submit plans, suggested in almost every instance a solution of the peace problem.
The Jury had therefore before it an index of the true feeling and judgment of hundreds of thousands of American citizens. The plans came from every group in American life. Some were obviously from life-long students of history and international law. Some were from persons who have studied little, but who have themselves seen and felt the horror of war-or who are even now living out its tragedy.
However unlike, they almost all express or imply the same conviction: That this is the time for the nations of the earth to admit frankly that war is a crime and thus withdraw the legal and moral sanction too long permitted to it as a method of settling international disputes. Thousands of plans show a deep aspiration to have the United States take the lead in a common agreement to brand war in very truth an "outlaw.”
The plans show a realization that no adequate defense against this situation has thus far been devised; and that no international law has been developed to control it. They point out that security of life and property is dependent upon the abolition of war and the cessation of the manufacture of munitions.