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Q:

Oh, it's addictive. I would do it all day, if I could.

Stanton:

Well, what else do you want to talk about?

Q:

I wanted to move into a little bit of some of your philanthropic activities, and particularly your work with the Red Cross.

Stanton:

My experience with the Red Cross began--

Q:

Could you say exactly what part of the Red Cross you were involved in--because there are so many different associations of the Red Cross.

Stanton:

Well, if you go back to Switzerland, sure, there are two international Red Cross organizations. One is exclusively Swiss. It's called the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the board is made up totally of Swiss citizens. No non-Swiss can serve on that board.

Then down the street apiece there's the League of Red Cross Societies, which started, I believe, shortly after World War I or in connection with World War I. It deals with disasters and problems such as floods and fires and wars and things of that kind. But prisoners-of-war and the fine points of peace negotiations involving more than one country--that's frequently a function of the International Committee.

But let's leave that aside. The thing that I was involved with was the American Red Cross, which is a part of the League of Red Cross Societies. The American Red Cross is made up of



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