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    NATURE OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONSource: Advocate of Peace through Justice, Vol. 90, No. 1 (January, 1928), pp. 5-6Published by: World Affairs InstituteStable URL: .Accessed: 17/06/2014 03:02

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    VOLUME January,1928 NUMBER 90 1


    T HE spirit of the celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the

    American Peace Society, May 7-11 next,

    clearly appears in the invitation which

    the Society is preparing to extend to all

    of its members. That invitation will urge that the members of the American Peace

    Society, after carefullest consideration, in conference assembled, lay before the

    Board of Directors their best views as

    to the aims and methods of the Society, now and for the immediate future. It is in this spirit that the program of the com

    ing celebration is being developed. That proper opportunity may be offered

    and results achieved, it is now clear that the Conference will have to consist of three

    major divisions, having to do with the

    general public, with special Commissions, and with the one hundredth annual meet

    ing of the Board of Directors of the Amer

    ican Peace Society. The public will be admitted to the gen

    eral sessions as far as the seating capacity permits.

    The Commissions will be six in number, each with conferences dealing with the fol

    lowing aspects of human endeavor, repre

    senting a rather inclusive transection of

    public opinion: First, there will be a

    series of Commission Conferences, devoted to the international implications of In

    dustry, to which delegates will be invited from trade bodies, manufacturers, labor

    groups, bankers' associations, and kindred

    organizations. Second, another on Inter

    national Justice, to which delegates will be invited from the legislative, the execu

    tive, and judicial departments of the

    government, from bar associations, inter

    national law societies, teachers of inter

    national law, and the like. Third, another on Methods of Settling International Dis

    putes -

    past, present, and future - to

    which delegates will be invited from peace and patriotic organizations. Fourth, an

    other on Education, to which delegates will be invited from schools, colleges, uni

    versities, learned societies, and the press.

    Fifth, another on Religion, to which dele

    gates will be invited from the churches

    and other religious groups. Sixth, an

    other on Social Agencies, with delegates from the various groups of social workers, such as specialize in the social sciences, the American Association of Social Workers, charities, libraries, and parent-teachers' associations. Interest already shown in the coming Centennial clearly indicates that the invitation from the Centennial Celebration Committee will be generously accepted from a large number of these bodies.

    There will be the annual meeting, through a number of sessions, of the Board of Directors of the American Peace

    Society. At this neeting the Board will receive the annual reports of the officers, the recommendations of the conference, and take such action upon these reports, recommendations, or other matters as the

    Board may see fit. The Board of Di

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    rectors, under the Society's Constitution, is the only body capable of speaking for

    the American Peace Society. Official delegates shall be the duly ac

    credited members of the American Peace

    Society. As such they will have the

    privilege of the floor and the right to vote

    in the commissions and in the general sessions.

    Associate delegates will have the privi lege of attending the commissions and the

    general sessions and, where agreeable to

    the official delegates, of participating in

    the discussions.

    All delegates, official or associate, will have the right to reserved seats in all ses

    sions of the conference, commission or


    It has already been found necessary to

    adopt the plan of sending out tickets, which the various delegates will have to

    exchange for reserved seats at all sessions to be held in the Public Auditorium. Of

    course, all members of the American Peace Society will be given an oppor tunity to obtain, as official delegates, re served seats before the invitations go out to the general public. Arrangements, un

    der the rules of the railroads, have been made for a special passenger rate of one and one-half fare for the round trip to Cleveland for all delegates. In order that these efforts to meet the wishes of the

    members of the Society may be effective, it will be necessary, however, that all pros pective delegates notify the officers, with

    headquarters at the Hotel Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, of their plans at the earliest possible moment, certainly not later than March 1st next. After that date it is probable that all members of the

    Society will be on the same basis as non members, so far as seating privileges and other rights are concerned. In the mean

    time, the officials are reserving the largest possible block of seats for the members of the Society.

    The management is pleased to announce

    that Dr. James Brown Scott, former so

    licitor of our Department of State and former President of the Institute of In

    ternational Law, well-known authority on

    international matters, has accepted the

    chairmanship of the Program Committee.

    Thus, it will appear, the Cleveland cele bration in honor of the one-hundredth

    anniversary of the American Peace So

    ciety is to be an event of importance. It

    is the first opportunity offered since the war for the members and other friends of

    the American Peace Society to meet, to

    discuss, and to aid the Society in its de

    sire to profit by counsel, to revise, to en

    large, and to improve its service as an

    effective agency for the promotion of a

    world order, better in the coming century than has been possible through the hun dred years now past.



    interested in the American Peace Society will not need to be re

    minded that the Legislature of the State of Maine unanimously voted last March a

    joint resolution heartily endorsing the efforts of the American Peace Society to recall and honor the memory and services of William Ladd, the founder of this So

    ciety. In this resolution the Legislature requested the Governor of the State to

    express to the American Peace Society the appreciation of the people of Maine for its purpose thus to honor its former

    illustrious citizen, and to do what he may consider lawfully proper to aid such ef forts. The resolution also requested the Governor to appoint a committee to aid in such a commemoration, and provided that the American Peace Society be in vited to hold its Centennial exercises in whole or in part in the State of Maine; and, finally, that the resolution itself be

    given the widest publicity, "to the end

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    Issue Table of ContentsAdvocate of Peace through Justice, Vol. 90, No. 1 (January, 1928), pp. I-VIII, 1-64Front MatterEditorialsNATURE OF THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION [pp. 5-6]THE CELEBRATION IN MAINE [pp. 6-7]THE GENTLE CRITIC [pp. 8-12]FOUR CORNERS OF OUR CONGRESSIONAL NEW YEAR [pp. 13-15]WE MUST KNOW [pp. 15-16]GERMAN POLICY RELATIVE TO FURTHER BORROWINGS [pp. 16-17]NICHOLAS TITULESCU [pp. 18-18]THE BRITTEN METRIC BILL [pp. 18-20]


    NEW YEAR VIEWS [pp. 39-41]DR. ELLERY'S "THE SAVING TRUTH" (11,000 P. C.) [pp. 42-43]WOMAN'S WAR FOR PEACE [pp. 44-46]ABREAST THE NEW YEAR [pp. 46-46]THREE THEORIES OF THE BINDING FORCE OF TREATIES [pp. 47-58]INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTSINTERNATIONAL LAW CODES NOT FAVORED BY THIS GOVERNMENT: Department of State Replies to Three Questions Submitted by Secretary of League of nations (U. S. Daily, Dec. 20) [pp. 58-59]RUSSO-PERSIAN GUARANTEE PACT [pp. 59-61]

    News in Brief [pp. 61-62]BOOK REVIEWSReview: untitled [pp. 62-63]Review: untitled [pp. 63-64]Review: untitled [pp. 64-64]Review: untitled [pp. 64-64]Review: untitled [pp. 64-64]