! T THEWOMANSCLUB
I32O SOUTH FOURTH STREET
2591 Fansdell Ave.
May 5, 1352.
Dear Mr. Svans:
Mr. Meguire and I were sorry to have missed you and
Mrs. Evans on Sunday morning. We usually are very lazy about
that hour. The next time you are in town, give us a ring, for
we would like to see both of you again.
In the past week 1 have been trying to get from my
' friends and acquaintances the concensus of opinion concerning
your talk. All feel that you did a great deal of good here
and gave a clear, fair and comprehensive statement of the case.
Most of them had read only bits here and there in the newspapers;
just enough to stimulate, but in no measure to satisfy, their
The publicity in the Sunday Courier, of course, did much
more good. `hat account was read all over Kentucky and beyond
our own borders. I think the true conditions are just now coming
to be known generally. Mrs. Norton said your talk has been the
most valuable one given under the auspices of the Woman's Club
this year, and I heartily agree with her.
So often this past winter people have confused the
speakers presented by the Woman*s Club with speakers presented
by the Forum (of which Mr. Grover Sales is President) in our
building on Sunday evenings. It is conducted and attended
largely by Louisville's radical group. The Monday newspapers
often leave the impression that the Woman's Club was sponsoring
addresses by Forum speakers.
I finished "Sinister Shadows" and found it a storehouse
of valuable information, but feel Hadley's lack of skill in handling
fiction does his compilation a great deal of harm. I just feel
Mr. McNutt made a good many contributions to this book, although
there is nothing in it to indicate that. I came very near
bringing that President of HE DePauw who is mentioned in
"Sinister Shadows", over to talk to us on the Disarmament Conference
this winter. Somebody just tipped me off that he was very dry,
so I dropped him. "Sinister Shadows" is a pretty good Whos Who.
I wish to extend to you the thanks of the Woman's Club,
along with my own appreciation, for your generosity in coming