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    1917 James Naismith Signed Typed Speech with Handwritten Notes re: Prostitution. Eleven typed pages with scattered handwritten notations and edits was prepared by Naismith for presentation to the State Society of Women's Clubs in Pittsburg, Kansas. The main topic is the need to rescue young soldiers from the temptation of brothels that surround military camps. "...The tragedy of war is not in the loss of life, for that we are all sooner or later to meet, not because we wish to but because we must. On the other hand, our moral attitude is something which we may preserve and which no power on earth or in heaven above can take from us..." At close is a paragraph written by Naismith in 9/10 pencil, detailing the nature of the event. He signs, "Jas. Naismith, 1917" at the end. Pages average VG-EX. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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