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President W. M. Citrine, Great Britain;
Vice-Presidents: H. Jacobsen, Denmark; L. Jouhaux, France; Corn. Mertens, Belgium; [J. Schersch, Austria]; R. Tayerle, Czechoslovakia;
General Secretary: W. Schevenels.
Letter F.I. de Sol
31st January, 1938.
Mr. H.V. Tewson,
Dear Comrade Tewson,
FOOD FOR SPAIN.
In reply to your letter of the 29th January, under this heading, I would inform you that, right from the beginning of the relief campaign, we found that the Spanish people were not aware of what the International Solidarity Fund was doing, and that the only large-scale propaganda was being carried on by the Communists and the International Red Aid. Comrade Santiago and his friends in Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona are doing their level best to give publicity to our hospital at Onteniente and our consignments of food, and I do not see how it is possible to do more. Most of the goods distributed are labelled as coming from the International Solidarity Fund. I am at a loss to know what else can be done to remedy the lack of knowledge of our work which Mrs. Adams de Puertas says she found on her visit.
Regarding the way in which the goods are distributed, I have now received a letter from Comrade Santiago, who says that "on this matter, I have already told Mrs. Adams de Puertas that she could be assured all guarantees are taken to prevent any trading in the goods sent. I have taken a very close interest in this question, and have acted on this line since the start. I would not hide the fact that I have sometimes been approached