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American Red Cross Will Transmit Messages on Palestine Visas to Jews in Occupied Lands

Messages regarding refugees visas or Palestine certificates for stateless persons in enemy or enemy-occupied countries may now be sent through the American Red Cross upon presentation of a special license issued by the Director of Censorship, granting permission to transmit such information by cablegram, Basil Connor, Red Cross chairman announced. The U. S. Bureau of Censorship has relaxed its regulations at the request of the Red Cross.

The Palestine certificate is a form issued by the British Passport Control Office to the Government of Palestine for persons who have been deprived of citizenship right for political or racial reasons by the country in which they originated, and who have not established citizenship in another country.

Applicants for the special license to send a cablegram should be sent to the Director of Censorship in Washington. The letter should give complete information regarding the full name and address of the person to whom the message is to be sent, relationship and nationality of sender and addresses, and a statement of the reasons the sender wishes to send the cable and as complete information as possible concerning the addresses. The full name and address of the sender is required, his bank reference and the names and addresses of three persons in the community who have known the sender for the past five years. The exact text of the message to be sent should be included.

If the applicant desires to transmit funds, he should request a treasury license from a local bank, a federal reserve bank or from the American Express Company. When the licenses are granted, a copy of the letters of permit should be filed with the local Red Cross chapter together with the request for Red Cross cable service.

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