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Nansen Office Starts Clothing Service to Russia

May 15, 1923
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The inauguration of a clothing draft service for relief of individuals in Russia is announced by the High Commission of Dr. Fridtjof Nansen for Relief in Russia, to begin immediately, in addition to the service of food drafts and duty free relief packages which Dr. Nansen’s organization has been forwarding to Russia from the United States ever since the suspension of the ARA individual relief service, on March 15. Four types of clothing drafts are issued by the Nansen Mission, according to the age and sex of the person for whom they are intended, and at four different prices.

At the same time, the Mission announces that, in accord with the policy followed by Dr. Nansen of sending into Russia only articles for relief purposes that cannot be readily bought in Russia, the contents of the parcels delivered for the Nansen Food Drafts will be changed to eliminate flour as one of the articles, as the prices of flour are lower in Russia than it costs to send flour into Russia, and the parcels will hereafter consist of such articles as condensed milk, sugar, tea, coffee, cocoa, fats, rice, preserved fruits and chocolate which can only be purchased in Russia at prohibitive prices. A parcel delivered for a $5.25 Nansen Food Draft costs in Russia, it is announced, $12.00, being a saving of over 128% over sending dollars.

The Nansen Relief Mission has opened a Chicago office for handling Food Drafts, Clothing Drafts and Duty-Free Relief Packages in the Victory Building, 3242 West Roosevelt Road.

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