Page 11, 11th November 1938

11th November 1938
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Page 11, 11th November 1938 — MINERS TOLD THE OLD TALES ABOUT SPAIN Who Uses Milk for Spain Fund?

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From a C.H. Reporter Still it goes on. . . . Streatham laying down the law about Salamanca. What a blow it will be to our men with a grievance when this Spanish War ends. Latest judgment on Spain has been

passed by Mr. Joseph Jones, of Doncaster.

No, he didn't pass it all by himself. Messrs. Arthur Horner and Will Lowther helped. Even so the three of them together didn't arrive at anything new. " In February, 1936, the Republican Government, by a free vote of the Spanish neople. was elected. This was immediately followed by an armed rising against a Povernment that was not desired by the Fascist States. but which had obtained a clear majority of 63 seats. " And so on —same old stuff.

Pamphlets full of it were distributed to every miner, man and boy at the pitheads. Doncaster, last week-end, so a correspondent informs us. This same correspondent describes the pamphlets as " piffle " and quotes the views of the President of the Spanish Republic at the time of the election.

£25,000 for Milk He also says: " In certain towns where the Opposition had been victorious, all the mandates were annulled and candidates who were friendly to the Popular Front, although they had been beaten, were proclaimed Deputies."

A delegate to the Co-operative Wholesale Society's recent general meeting in Manchester protested against the lack of information as to the use of donations made by the Society to Spain. The protest was ignored. The delegate tells us that over £25,000 has been subscribed to the Milk for Spain fund, but no details are available as to where in Spain the money has been sent.

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