The People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace grew out of the First American Conference for Democracy and Terms of Peace, held in New York, May 1917. It was organized to work for an early and liberal peace at the end of the World War. It favored world organizations, and disapproved of conscription. Officers were Louis Lochner, Emily Greene Balch, Rebecca Shelley, Scott Nearing, David Starr Jordan, Crystal Eastman, Eugene Debs, John Haynes Holmes, Henry W.L. Dana, Max Eastman, and...