Medicine: Red Cross Assayed

The American Red Cross last week, just before its 50th anniversary, was in the hands of diagnosticians.* Public apathy toward last winter's drive for $10,000,000 for Drought relief and the fierce criticism of the U. S. Senate (TIME, Jan. 26 et seq.) made the brains of the organization, Chairman John Barton Payne and his Central Committee, suspect that they did not look well, were systematically deranged, might need a purge.

The Red Cross is not on a permanent financial basis. Annual contributions do not pay for annual expenses. The difference has amounted...

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