May 8, 1928
20 Vesey Street,
New York, N. Y.
Attention: Blacklist Dinner
It is with the deepest regret that I must miss the Blacklist Dinner, tomorrow night. I am the Office Secretary of the W. I. L., not only listed, but discussed at length in "The Common Enemy."[A] But that is not the half of it. I am that perverse, impertinent and incorrigible D.A.R. who refused to be bluffed or frightened into silence, but insisted upon and persisted in presenting to the Continental Congress a resolution asking for free speech--a crime for which I have been officially reprimanded by the National Board of Management of the D. A. R.
Please accept my greetings. I shall be "sitting in" with you in spirit and envying you your good time.
Sincerely and "humorously" yours,
(Mrs. J. A. St. Omer Roy)
Office Secretary. W. I. L.,
Member of D. A. R.
A. A pamphlet circulated by the DAR and probably written by a member. It discusses the objectives of Communism and lists numerous organizations in America that, the author feels, follow the doctrines of Communism, including WILPF.