Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967
Getting along well with their work, though the "present excitement in the textile industry" makes for more work. Has lately been working on implementing an agreement with textile manufacturers that seems to contain "some constructive and hopeful ideas... Hard as I am trying to do the sort of thing for which this agreement stands, I am inclined largely to agree with thy fear that we must have a smash up before things improve." The industrial movement of the Interchurch World Movement "has done some honest and excellent work in investigating and trying to adjust labor difficulties. On the whole, however, I am afraid the movement is degenerating pretty much into a money-raising drive. I gather that many Friends especially in the West are more interested in the Interchurch than e.g. in next summer's All-Friends Conference in London. This seems to me deplorable utterly. There is no hope for Friends -- and perhaps little for the world -- save as Friends stick to their own God-given message. Better be small and peculiar than big and 'without savor.'"