WASHINGTON (May. 17)
The American Red Cross today acted to help Belgian and Dutch refugees pouring into France and England from their invaded countries. Many are believed to be German emigres who were quartered in camps in the Low Countries.
Chairman Norman H. Davis announced $100,000 had been cabled to Paris headquarters for this mission. Assistance will be given, Davis said, through the French and British Red Cross societies.
Davis announced, in answer to numerous inquires, that funds collected in the war relief drive will not be used in Germany, the German Red Cross having served notice that Germany would take care of her own needs.
Maurice Bisgyer, secretary of B’Nai B’rith, today pledged the full support of the organization to the Red Cross European relief drive. “The only consolation granted to us in these troubled times,” he said, “is that survival of civilization is made possible in great measure by the humanitarian work of such organizations as the Red Cross.”