|"Evidence" -- Color Reduction Woodcut|
We had a very remarkable Guild meeting last night, which I must tell you about. A speaker [Mrs Bessie Ward] from the Civil Liberty Council, lectured us upon Venereal Diseases, and oral risks for our sons. I felt htat the audience was queer, and as no one spoke, I got up and thanked her, whereupon two women left the room, and I saw that another gigantic fat one was in tears. However, the all went, except Mrs. Langston who told the lecturer it was a most cruel speech, and only a childless women could have made it, "for we mothers try to forget what our sons have to go through." Then she began to cry. Did you ever hear such -- nonsense it seems to me.