National Affairs: Relief for Refugees

More than 5,000,000 refugees stumbled from the battlefields of Belgium and France last week, looking despairingly for refuge. U. S. citizens mobilized money, food, clothing, medical supplies, men and women to help them. As the U. S. dug its hands into its pockets, it wondered how long private and voluntary charity would be able to cope with so gigantic and continuing a problem.

Contributions to the American National Red Cross War Relief Fund poured in, but at week's end the total was still far below the minimum $20,000,000 which Chairman Norman H. Davis said he must have. A Red Cross mercy ship,...

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