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German Stand Holds Up Red Cross Relief

An American Red Cross food ship, en route to France with relief supplies for refugees, has anchored at Lisbon and is not proceeding to its destination because of the insistence of the Nazi authorities that all relief in France be under the control of the German Red Cross, it was learned today.

The situation paralleled the one that arose in Poland after the German occupation when the American Red Cross refused to distribute supplies in the stricken area until it could obtain American supervision, in order to ensure impartial and non-sectarian issuance of the supplies.