"It is safe to predict that these new factories are the forerunners of many which will issue into birth a new and great industrial era, when the men shall lay down their arms and work again with the tools which will help to rebuild disorganized Russia.
"What part are we going to play in this new Russia, this Russia that has been and still is suffering the bloody travails of a new birth? How are we going to help in a society where the former ruling privileged classes stand, injured, pushed aside, aghast, by the men and women who have been deprived of all that would have fitted them for the responsibility for which they have recklessly and daringly assumed, who have wearied with waiting for justice to be done them. It has indeed been “a tooth for a tooth” and “an eye for an eye” and through the years horrible struggles, and those who heretofore were weak have grown strong, they have come into the full consciousness of new powers and new weapons. We are nearing the close of the first scene in this great human drama. None of us can doubt but that the working men and peasants have destroyed, so far as this country is concerned, the old machinery which has withheld justice from them for so long. The supreme need of the hour is a steadying and a guiding influence. While the armies of several nations are drawing their steel net about her, all-harassed Russia is looking questioningly toward America. Will we respond with the understanding sympathy and sincerity which this tremendous crisis demands and thus help in the establishment of a new order where freedom will not hold defiantly to a red banner, but will blossom into a society where the rights of all will have equal consideration and opportunity for realization.
(Signed) Clara I. Taylor"