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Peace Congress picks Jane Addams as chairman

THE HAGUE, April 28, 1915 (UP) - Miss Jane Addams of Chicago was today unanimously selected as permanent chairman of the International Congress of Women convening here in the interests of peace.

The selection of Miss Addams was regarded as a distinct tribute to the neutrality of the United States in the European conflict. The entire proceedings of the congress today reflected the hope that some method may be devised to bring the women of the various nations together with the plans that will make war impossible in the future.

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Miss Addams deferred making her opening address until tonight. She expressed thanks for the honor shown here, saying that the women of neutral countries brought sympathy and understanding for the suffering women of the belligerent nations.

Nine hundred delegates, including 60 American women, were present when the congress opened today.

Miss Rozika Schwimmer delivered a spirited speech before the congress, urging that the women work for justice. She plans to support a resolution for an immediate truce among all belligerents. It is her plan to send a delegation of women, each headed by an American, to the capitals of all warring nations to urge peace.

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