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Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives - vol 1938 04
RADIO PLANS IN OFFING
The Friends of the Abraham Lincoln
Brigade are planning a series of radio
scripts about the veterans.
According to the plans, each program
will concern itself with a short drama
about an exciting experience of one of
the veterans who, at the end of the
program, will personally make an appeal
for money to be used for shipments and
for rehabilitation.
All veterans interested in this project
are asked to get In touch with Bill
Krafsur at the National Office. What is
needed is stories of dramatic, exciting, or
dangerous experiences in Spain.
Irwin Shaw, one of the most famous
radio continuity writers in America, and
the author of the highly successful anti-
war play, "Bury The Dead", has
tentatively agreed to write the scripts.
DO YOU RECALL?
IN VILLANUEVA DE LA JARA,
DURING OUR TRAINING THERE, HOW
THE KIDS WOULD WAIT FOR US TO
COME OUT OF THE CONFITERIA AND
GREET US THIS WAY "SALUD,
CARAMELOS, SALUD"

WHEN RUBY KAUFMAN AND JOE
GORDON WERE ON THE "PERSUADING
SQUAD" AND WHAT A SWELL JOB
THEY DID AT THE BAZAAR FOR THE
BENEFIT OF THE SOCORRO ROJO'.

HOW WE WOULD MAKE A BEELINE
FOR THE POSADA ON PAYDAYS?

DEFINITELY COMRADE! (MICK
KELLY).

THE RED BEARD STEVE DADUK
WORE WHEN HE JOINED THE
BATTALION.

THE SCHOOL TEACHER IN
VILLANUEVA? "JOVEN GUARDIA."

THE FIRST TIME THAT WE RECEIVED
AMERICAN CIGARETTES. (SIX OF
THEM)

THE WELCOME THAT THE SECOND
CONTINGENT OF AMERICANS
RECEIVED (HOLIDAY AND BAND).
THE "LOST BATTALION" IN HAVRE.
THE "SENATOR" ON THE
NORMANDIE
THE "DENTIST" IN ALBACETE? THE
FIRST TIME WE USED THE WINE
BOTTLES WITH THE SPOUT AND HOW
IT WOULD RUN ALL OVER OUR
NECKS?
OVER THERE

We were dumped into a gulley after an
all night ride. We had just finished
taking Quinto. That was something but
we took it like nothin'. We all knew that
another town had to be taken. The 15th
Brigade, the shock troops, was to be
given another tough one All day until
five we basked in the sun-Spanish Sun-
very little food came-very little water
was around.

We received our orders at 5. Steve called
the company commanders and company
political commissars together. He gave
us the dope. Belchite had to be taken at
all cost! Steve asked, "What do you
say?" Everybody said, "Let's Go." Steve
ordered us to start right away. Don't talk
about the planes that trailed us-good old
German Fascist ones-We were up and
going-then down-to camouflage
ourselves from the planes. The planes
dropped their eggs-but missed -many
time. No one got hysterical-we all got
close to our lines that evening. No more
marching that night Each company
spread out into the field. Keep contact
with each other, for food and in case of
any surprise attack. Anything is liable to
happen-in a war. That night at ten.
Machine gun fire had come in our
direction. What were we to do? Orders
came thru. A stand-to,-an emergency
situation. Each company to supply five
men to establish an advance guard. The
advance guard stood their ground all
through the night.

Dave Engel



CHICAGO GETS UNDER WAY
Veterans in Chicago have met and plans
are under way to make the Windy City
Chapter one of the best. Fourteen vets
attended a meeting March 1 at which a
committee was elected to work with the
friends to gather signatures from
Lawyers on the petition to lift the
embargo on Spain.
The following temporary officers were
elected at a meeting March 14: Morris
Teitelbaum, Commander of the Post;
James Robinson, Adjutant Commander;
Sam Gibons, Executive Secretary;
Michael Radock, Publicity Director and
Jack Jordan, Sergeant at Arms.
Educational work is not being neg-
lected in Chicago. Dave Mates will
speak to the vets on Collective Security
at the next scheduled meeting.
SCHOOL PLANS
REORGANIZATION FOR VET'S
March 8th marked an eventful day in
the short history of our Veterans
organization. The first veterans school
finally got under way, and about 15 vets
attended the first few classes, held on
Tuesdays and Thursdays in the
afternoon. The following week, no
doubt, due to many well-founded
reasons, the attendance lagged, agreed
enthusiastically that they the despite the
fact that all veterans were getting a great
deal out of the course.
In light of this, the committee is taking
into consideration all the advice and
suggestions that the veterans have made
and there will be, in the near future, a
reorganization to go ahead with this
project. The committee only wants to
express and fulfill completely the desires
of all veterans insofar as possible. All we
ask is your fullest cooperation, and
constructive criticism.
Meanwhile, any veteran who at any
time wants to avail himself of an
opportunity to continue further study of
any particular course he wants, can do
so, via free scholarships.
Complete information can be obtained from
the Educational committee, up at the office.
The term will start soon so don't lose any
time. About the reorganization plans, we
promise you notification in the near future.
Salud!
Educational Committee
P.S. Out of town---follow up on this! Let us
know your educational plans.
CALL TO ACTION

Plans are under way to print a
book of our experiences in Spain.

Write at once 150 to 200 word
story of yourself in Spain that will
interest the American People.

Send at once to

Charles Rhine

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

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