15th October, 1938
Miss Jacobson (Scottish Medical Aid) called.
She said there was a ship sailing on Wednesday night, containing food stuffs, medical supplies and a new ambulance. It included the T.U.C. consignment.
There was about £300 worth of medical supplies.
They had heard that many lives could be saved by insulin, so they had written to Mr. H.G. Wells (who is president of the Diabetic Society, and had been given a large case of double strength insulin.
They had also received catgut from Kenya, coffee and rice etc. from Brazil.
The ship is going to pick up rice in Havre, and is going straight to Valencia.
She proposes to set up two canteens for the distribution of porridge, in addition to the other distribution centres.
All this is not paid for. The consignment amounts to about £4,000, She has paid for about £2,500.
She wants another consignment to go out before Christmas, and one at Christmas.
They want to send petrol. It could not go on the ship going on Wednesday, because the Captain thought it should not go on a ship with food. But another ship is sailing from Glasgow soon, and they have got the promise (or half promise) of that ship if they can raise the cost.
She asks for a further grant to meet the cost of the consignment sailing next Wednesday and for further consignments.
She is taking a cine camera, and will send the films to Sir Daniel Stevenson. She would be very glad if we could arrange to show them. I suggested that the W.T.A. might help about this, and she said she would be very glad if we could get them to show the films.
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