File No. 763.72119/65
The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 9, 8.50 a. m.]
312. Miss Addams’s commission here after visiting Berlin, Vienna. She thinks Austrian people suffering from want of food; German people not suffering owing to better organization. She thinks, while both ready for all sacrifices, Strong popular undercurrent exists favoring peace but without possibility expressing views. She reports that all belligerents saying impossible for them to propose terms or open negotiations, which must emanate from without. Italy holds that not time for peace proposals yet. Miss Addams has some plan for peace convention of neutral powers for opening discussion and presenting peace proposals. Pope informed her he would send representative from [a] neutral country; also spoke of America’s opportunity for great accomplishment.