INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President: W. M. Citrine, Great Britain; Vice-Chairmen: H. Jacobsen, Denmark; L. Jouhaux, France; E. Kupers, Holland; Corn. Mertens, Belgium; R. Tayerle, Czechoslovakia; General Secretary: W. Schevenels
21st January 1937.
Mr. Walter M. Citrine, LONDON.
Dear Comrade Citrine,
Thank you for your letter of the 19th January regarding consignments to Spain, and the copy, which I have at once forwarded to Comrade Schevenels in Valencia. In case it should not reach him there, I have at the same time written to Carlos Hernandez, explaining all the details of the consignments and asking him to acknowledge their safe arrival.
I am issuing to-day a press notice about the convoy which has been conducted to Spain by Schevenels, and I thought for a moment of including a report of the two consignments in this. I refrained, however, as it seemed hardly necessary to draw Franco's attention to the names of the two ships, but as soon as the supplies arrive safely in Valencia, it would be useful to publish a notice in the press.
We received yesterday a letter from the UGT, dated the 15th January, again asking that a conference be called "of all the anti-Fascist Internationals of the world" in order to arouse the interest of the European and American workers in the problems of Spain. The UGT also wants the conference to be attended by numerous Socialist Members of Parliament of Belgium, France,