WAR & PEACE: America First

Last June, a Yale law student named Robert Douglas Stuart Jr. deplored Yale University President Charles Seymour's espousal of open aid to the Allies, believing it would lead the U. S. into war. Furthermore, he thought Seymour's views were not those of the student body and got up a poll showing 3-to-1 on his side. General Robert E. Wood (Sears, Roebuck) heard of the Yalemen's activities, asked Stuart to visit him. Out of their conversation grew the America First Committee.

Last week General Wood's committee—the antithesis of William Allen White's Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies—had 60,000 members, eleven...

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