SPANISH MEDICAL AID COMMITTEE
Minutes of the meeting held at 24 New Oxford Street, W.C.1., on November 30th 1938.
Present:- Dr. H. Joules (Chairman), Mrs. Leah Manning, Dr. Joyce Wright, Messrs. R. Calder, N. Wiggins, C.H. Norman, J. Coyne, Dr. H.B. Morgan, Dr. S.W. Jeger, Professor J.R. Marrack, Miss N. Adam, Dr. J.A. Gillison, Mr. G. Jeger.
As apology for absence was received from Mr. Trevor Blewitt
1) The minutes of the meeting held on November 23rd were confirmed and signed.
2 ) Matters Arising:-
a) Mr. Calder reported progress on the proposed Medical Delegation to Spain. Mrs. Manning to approach Professor J.A. Ryle, and it was suggested that it might soon be possible to fix on a suitable date for the trip.
b) Dr. Morgan stated that he had not yet concluded his negotiations with the A.E.U. regarding their lorries, but there was every hope that they would be made available to the Friends on loan.
c) Nurse Sparling had been seen by Dr. Joules, who stated that she seemed fit, and subject to the cardiograph being satisfactory he saw no reason why she should not return to Spain. It was therefore agreed that arrangements be made for her return to duty in Spain as soon as possible.
d) The New Zealand nurses would be leaving England for New New Zealand on December 8th. We would be advancing the money for their tickets, travelling expenses and clothing, which would be refunded in due course by the New Zealand Committee.
e) The Organising Secretary stated that Mr. Adams had spoken to him about V.I.A. The present position appeared to be that Mr. Pyke had withdrawn his resignation and was at the moment ill. Mr. Adams asked for further information regarding our sending out the A.E.U. lorries, which he had stated had caused Mr. Pyke some annoyance.
f) The matter of the Audit was raised, and it was decided that Mr. Lubbock be approached with a view to ending the delay and that he be offered a fee of £5.5.0. if any assistance were necessary to complete the Audit quickly. If this were not possible then the Organising Secretary was authorised to put Mrs. Biddulph on to the preparation of the balance sheet and to employ temporary assistance to do the cashier's work.
3) Report of Personnel and Technical Sub-Committee.
A) Mr. William Holst was interviewed. He stated that his relationship with the C.S.I. in Paris was now not friendly. He had had trouble with Dr. Jaeggy, (the C.S.I. representative in Barcelona), and had been forbidden to intervene in Ucles on our behalf. There had been trouble with Dr. Jaeggy regarding a large consignment of food intended for hospitals and clinics, which he had prevented being diverted to certain restaurants.
He stated that Ucles was now on a very good basis. Excellent work was being done there, and it was well thought of by the