4th January, 1937.
Mr. D.R. Grenfell, M.P.,
Ardwyn, Sketty, SWANSEA.
My dear Grenfell,
RELIEF WORK IN SPAIN.
Many thanks for your letter of the 31st December, which, unfortunately, I only received this morning as I have been away the weekend.
I quite agree with the necessity for our giving more publicity for the work of our fund, and we are at present preparing a statement which can be sent to every Trade Union branch and Labour Party, showing what has been done by the International Solidarity Fund. You probably saw a condensed summary of our recent work in the "Daily Herald on New Year's Day.
Now with regard to another matter. I have been trying to get somebody to go to Spain. I first tried J.W. Bowen of the Postal Workers, who has now retired, but unfortunately he couldn't take it on. Then I tried Sir Arthur Pugh, and he turns it down on the ground that he cannot speak Spanish, and that it would be a sheer waste in his opinion to send a "dumb" man to Spain.
I think that the language difficulty is, of course, serious, as if anyone had to be on