Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 31, 1917, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 22, Image 22
1HE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1917. AMERICANS OF THE WEST We of the East Appeal to You to Keep Our Country Out of War. If the West Does Not Act and Act at Once, War Will Be Upon Us Before We Know It - ' i You Men and Women of the West, the President Is Waiting to Hear From You. You Re-Elected President Wilson, Because-- "HE KEPT US OUT OF WAR" v 1 Tell Him With One Voice That He Should Still Keep Us Out of War. The President and Congress Are Waiting to Hear From You. They Want to Know Definitely and Immediately that the People of America O NOT WANT WAR . You in the West do not realize how we are being stampeded into war--a war that ' will mean a. butchery of the flower of our youth, the wrecking of thousands of homes, - the orphaning of thousands of children. Is America so without intelligence that we can find no way out but war? Our provocation is great, but there are honorable alternatives to war. , A joint high commission, in accordance with agreements adopted at The Hague '' convention, and precedents in Washington's and Adams' administrations. A conference of neutrals. The Declaration of London regarding the laws of naval warfare. An appeal to the belligerents for a congress to discuss a basis for permanent peace. The M. S. Congress has actually authorized our president to call such an international conference. . , - Referendum to the people. ' j The West must uphold the best traditions of America. Pie voice of the West can ' prevent war; you must act and act at once. 1 J The President and Congress will be misled by your silence. You must speak up. You must tell your congressman that you do not want war. , Congress meets Monday, April 2d, to answer the question: "Shall this country be plunged into war?" If your protest reaches your congressman, there will be no war. Two cents now for a letter to your congressman, or a "quarter for a telegram may save untold lives and treasure. f Telegraph or write before April 2d. It is a little thing to do. It is also the greatest deed of sincere and high patriot ism. You owe it to our beloved country to keeplt out of war. It is patriotic duty. Dp it. EMERGENCY PEACE FEDERATION r , 70 Fifth Avenue,, New York. The funds for this advertising campaign are contributed by voluntary and individual patriotic American citizens.