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As a result of our trip, the two things that stand out most vividly in my mind are a few personal words and a picture of locked arms.
 
As a result of our trip, the two things that stand out most vividly in my mind are a few personal words and a picture of locked arms.
 
The words were from one of our truest war work organizers.  I shall long remember her face as she said to me conversationally, as simply as if I were telling you that I could not get along without my daily bread, "if it weren't for Him, I could not get through."  Without a vacation since June 1915, on the road much of the time, with often not more than four or five hours sleep, organizing new associations near camps among women without any previous association knowledge, creating something out of nothing, conducting girls' meetings, organizing conferences, investigating contractors and furniture dealers for hostess houses, chosing [sic] sites for new centers, conducting training center courses, - because she is never "without Him," she is serent [sic], adaptable, well poised and not broken down.  No wonder that one person after another said to me, "I just adore her,"  And she is only one of many.  Our headquarters and field secretaries are laboring under the same pressure and working with the same serenity and capacity, - because knowing as never before 'without Him we could not get through."
 
The words were from one of our truest war work organizers.  I shall long remember her face as she said to me conversationally, as simply as if I were telling you that I could not get along without my daily bread, "if it weren't for Him, I could not get through."  Without a vacation since June 1915, on the road much of the time, with often not more than four or five hours sleep, organizing new associations near camps among women without any previous association knowledge, creating something out of nothing, conducting girls' meetings, organizing conferences, investigating contractors and furniture dealers for hostess houses, chosing [sic] sites for new centers, conducting training center courses, - because she is never "without Him," she is serent [sic], adaptable, well poised and not broken down.  No wonder that one person after another said to me, "I just adore her,"  And she is only one of many.  Our headquarters and field secretaries are laboring under the same pressure and working with the same serenity and capacity, - because knowing as never before 'without Him we could not get through."
The picture of locked arms was given me at Petersburg, near where is situated Camp Lee, with a capacity of 47,000 soldiers.  Petersburg has been
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The picture of locked arms was given me at Petersburg, near where is situated Camp Lee, with a capacity of 47,000 soldiers.  Petersburg has been called the Verdun of the Civil War and everyone is still feeling poor.  In 1914 it had a population of 25,000 - 12,000 white people and 13,000 negroes.  Then a Dupont munition plant was started which brought a new population

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Report of Mrs. Dave H. Morris to Executive Committee, War Work Council, October 30, 1917. Thursday night, October 18, Mrs. William Adams Brown and I left New York "under orders," to take part in Southern Conferences organized to start our nation-wide finance effort in the Southeastern states, and to study conditions at firsthand. As a result of our trip, the two things that stand out most vividly in my mind are a few personal words and a picture of locked arms. The words were from one of our truest war work organizers. I shall long remember her face as she said to me conversationally, as simply as if I were telling you that I could not get along without my daily bread, "if it weren't for Him, I could not get through." Without a vacation since June 1915, on the road much of the time, with often not more than four or five hours sleep, organizing new associations near camps among women without any previous association knowledge, creating something out of nothing, conducting girls' meetings, organizing conferences, investigating contractors and furniture dealers for hostess houses, chosing [sic] sites for new centers, conducting training center courses, - because she is never "without Him," she is serent [sic], adaptable, well poised and not broken down. No wonder that one person after another said to me, "I just adore her," And she is only one of many. Our headquarters and field secretaries are laboring under the same pressure and working with the same serenity and capacity, - because knowing as never before 'without Him we could not get through." The picture of locked arms was given me at Petersburg, near where is situated Camp Lee, with a capacity of 47,000 soldiers. Petersburg has been called the Verdun of the Civil War and everyone is still feeling poor. In 1914 it had a population of 25,000 - 12,000 white people and 13,000 negroes. Then a Dupont munition plant was started which brought a new population