Excerpt from Proceedings of the Inter-Allied Labor Conference: With Appendix; London, September 17, 18, 19, 1918 The Inter-Allied Labour and Socialist Conference met at the Central Hall, Westminster, London, S. W., on Tuesday, September 17th, 1918, at 10 a.m. Mr. G. H. Stuart-Bunning (Great Britain) presided. Mr. J. Sexton (Great Britain) raised the point that the credential card was headed Inter-Allied Socialist Conference, whereas it was in reality an Inter-Allied Conference of Labour bodies. He thought some explanation was due to his own colleagues and also the American friends who had refused to sign their credential cards on that account. Mr. Henderson explained that an old card had been used as a draft for the printers, and the omission of the word Labour had t been ted, but that it appeared on all other documents in connection with the Conference. Mr. J. P. Frey (United States) moved: - That this Conference be open to the public and to the representatives of the Press. He said there was thing mere necessary at this time than that there should be secrecy connected with the procedure of the Conference. In America they were accustomed to throw open all their Labour Conferences both to the public and to the Press, so that the opinion could t be gathered in any quarter that they had done something they had t done. It was the democratic method. They believed that publicity and openness of procedure were as necessary in what the Labour bodies do as they were in what Governments do. They believed that much harm had been done previous to the war and during the war by secret conference, secret understandings, and closed-door methods of transacting business. Mr. Henderson (Great Britain) asked if Mr. Frey extended his motion to committees. Mr. Frey replied that his motion had reference only to the sessions at which all the delegates would be present. Mr. Henderson thought that would influence matters considerably, and that there should be objection to admitting the Press to the Conference when once the Conference was constituted. Mr. T. GreeNall (Great Britain) seconded the resolution on the grounds that w was the time to practice what we have been preaching so long to the peoples of the different countries. General discussion followed, and on the resolution being put to the Conference it was carried. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.