Mrs. W. E. Henderson of Columbus, Ohio, spoke at The Woman's Club of Hudson, Ohio in May of 1929, saying words that speak to us today with much greater resonance than she could ever have predicted,
“We are going to the extreme in standardizing our ways of living. We are letting the machine do away with hand craft and are casting all who come to our shores into a common melting pot bringing them out stamped in the same mold, thereby killing their individuality. Wealth and power often make for bold arrogance, a fault we should guard against for it spells defeat for any nation.”
Editor's note: I found the above quote many years ago while browsing the archives at The Hudson Library and Historical Society.