14th August 1936.
Mr. W. Schevenels,
International Federation of Trade unions, 9, Avenue D'Orsay, PARIS. VIIe.
Dear Mr. Schevenels,
I enclose copy of a telegram I have received from Mr. Dubinsky of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union of America. You will see he is requesting authorisation from us for his activities in raising a fund in the United States. He is also requesting up to date information which I hope you will cable him, together with the necessary authority.
This brings me to the point of how we are to keep in touch with the situation. Do you not think it advisable that the Presidents and Secretaries of the L.S.I, and the I.F.T.U. should have regular meetings when the situation can be reviewed? We are getting daily news of the fighting from the newspapers, of course, but that is not sufficient. We have sent out today, on behalf of the National Council of Labour, to the members of our General Council a more intimate description of events, giving them some information about the International Solidarity Fund, and telling
/them we are