From Our Own Correspondent NEW YORK
Jose Bergamin, formerly of the staff of Cruz, y Raya, and one of the Catholic Spanish intellectuals who have consistently supported the Barcelona Government, is in America lecturing on behalf of Loyalist Spain.
Bergamin, with several other Loyalist speakers, made his first public appearance in Washington, and is scheduled to speak in other cities throughout the country.
Bergamin accuses the Nationalists of having shot thirty-three priests during the conquest of the Basque provinces, and says that priests and religious lived and carried on their duties freely in Loyalist Spain, and asserted that the lower clergy were supporting the Loyalists, while the hierarchy were supporting the Nationalists.
Bergamin's statements were promptly controverted by Catholics, but of course Bergamin got the best of the publicity, since his statements were printed widely in the secular press, while the Catholic rebuttals have thus far appeared only in the Catholic Press.