The EMES organ of the Jewish communists in an article in a recent issue charges that in the forwarding of money sent from America to Russia through unofficial banks or persons, the receiver stands to lose from a third to a half the sums because the checks are otherwise uncashable.
The EMES declares that only the “Idgescom” and American Industrial Corporation founded by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America pay out remittances in full and in dollars.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency of New York has put this matter up to several of the private agencies forwarding moneys to Russia. The American Express Company in a statement to the J. T. A. categorically denies the charges. The Company declares “we have received a large number of payees’ receipts which indicate that payments are being effected promptly and for the full amount ordered”.
The Cunard Steamship line declares that it does not forward its money by checks at all, but that the money is sent by mail through the Soviet State Bank. The Cunard also incloses a payees receipt indicating the full cashing of the money sent.
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