"Aslocobrom. Haver London."
Telephone no HAMPSTEAD 6300
Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
TRADE UNION No. 348 T.
APPROVED SOCIETY No. 253.
9, Arkwright Road,
W. P. Allen
ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY
NOTE. For each subject — a seperate letter.
Telephoned Mr Squance's secretary - Me Tewson away today
Mr. H.V. Tewson,
Trades Union Congress,
17th January, 1939.
I am naturally apprehensive about the latest news from Spain and feel that no time should be lost in doing all that is humanly possible to assist our Comrades in their terrible struggle.
In these circumstances I requested my Executive Committee to deal with the position and the following message has this day been despatched to
VEGA, GENERAL SECRETARY, U.G.T., BARCELONA.
MY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN SESSION ADMIRE YOUR EPIC STAND FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS. PRESSING GOVERNMENT TO-DAY TO REMOVE EMBARGO ON ARMS, TO OPEN FRONTIERS AMD RENDER FULL ASSISTANCE IN YOUR STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY AND WORLD PEACE. SQUANCE.
and they have decided to (a) send a message to the U.G.T. in Barcelona, as above, and approach Mr. Chamberlain with a view to him receiving a deputation and (b) they have requested me to approach the T.U.C. with a view to that body appointing a deputation to Mr. Chamberlain demanding arms for Spain, the opening of frontiers and the rendering of all possible assistance to them in their hour of need. My Executive Committee