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'PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR WORLD CAN'T BE
LONG POSTPONED" AYS WILSON
Washington, Jan. 22. President
Wilson today recommended that the
" United States join a league of na
tions to enforce world peace.
. . In his speech before the senate he
urged that the principle of the
American Monroe doctrine be made
the doctrine of the world.
He declared .there "is no entan
gling alliance In a cnocerfbf power."
The president said the settlement
to guarantee peace and justice
throughout the world cannot be long
postponed, and that this government
should formulate the conditions
upon which it could ask its people to
approve adherence to a league for
The president declared the pres
ent war must first be ended, but said
"it make a great deal of difference"
to this government "in what way and
upon what terms it is ended."
He declared he was taking it for
granted that mere terms of peace be
tween the belligerents will not even
satisfy the warring nations them
selves. Agreements will not make these
secure, he said, and it will be neces
sary that a force be created to guar
antee the permanency of the settle
ment. .."Equality of territory or of re
sources there of course cannot be; or
any other sort of equality not gained
in the ordinary peaceful and legiti
mate development of the peoples
themselves. But no one asks or ex
, pects anything more than an equal
ity 'of rights. Mankind is looking
fb now for freedom of life, not for
equipoises of power:"
He declared that the only peace
which can last is a peace based upon
equality and a solemn participation
in common benefit v
He then laid down the following
basis for a lasting peace:
Add the authority and power of
the Unitet 'States to the authority
and force of other nations to guar
antee peace and justice throughout
A peace founded on equality of
' A united independt and automo
mous peace plan.
So far as practicable, freedom to
all nations for a full development of
resources and direct outlet to the
great highways of the seas.
Freedom of the seas.
Limitation of naval and military
The guarantee exchanged, he said
'must neither recognize nor imply a
difference between big nations and
small." ' - KJ
The president declared "the very
explicit assurances" regarding peace
received from belligerents imply that
the peace that comes must be "a
peace without victory." Victory, he
declared, would be peace forced upon
the-dos"er, and a victor's terms.
INSULL AND BUSBY AT OUTS
Sam Insull, head of the elevated
roads trust and of Commonwealth
Edison power company, told council
transportation committee today that
he wants a terminable franchise for
the new $500,000,000 traction reor
ganization now in the wind.
Len Busby, head of Chicago Sur
face Lines, followed -Insull and took
an opposite stand for a definite term
of years for a franchise to run. He
said there was danger to the poeple
and to investors in the kind of a
franchise Insull asks for.
Aid Walkowiak backed up Busby's
position and sprang to the front as
a challenger of Insull. The power
trust head was starting to leave the
committee room. Walkowiak asked
why. he was going.
"I've waited here 50 minutes and
my time is too valuable too waste."
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