Commiserates about Sanger's breakdown in Hong Kong, glad that How-Martyn was able to finish the trip.
"The municipality at Calicut as usual has shelved the matter to a committee for discussion & final discussion. I am doing my daily pilgrimage to the house of the members of the Committee requesting them to give their vote in my favor & help me in my work. The opposition is so great and they have plenty of money, that I cannot as yet prophecy the final fate but I am anyway hoping for the best."
"Mrs Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya is all immersed in her political activities that she has very little time for our work, & has not so far helped me in any way. She is it looks as if frightened of losing her popularity with the masses that she has not even consented to arrange a meeting for me at her place which is unfortunately the centre of the most powerful R. Catholic influence in South India. "The Town of Mangalore." I wrote to her that it would not cost her anything but I have not received any reply as yet."
Talks about his work in Calicut, he is hampered by lack of a woman doctor because "Indian women are shy in consulting men doctors tho they are the once that feel the necessity most and are really anxious to get the correct information on the subject. The husbands are callous about their sufferings & sometimes just call at my place out of curiosity & ask me for the best methods. I advocate and that is about the end of it."
Reports that he has helped about "50 (fifty) women of the middle class who can afford to purchase the necessary articles bu the real problem of the poorer classes still remains untouched unless there is a windfall or a legacy or I win a huge amount in a crossword competition. ...The desire & the need for the poorer classes is there & the only obstacle is money. The Govt ought to really do something but they don't seem in a mood to do anything."
He remarks that his medical practice has suffered because of all the time he devotes to birth control work, but that if he started charging for the birth control work, "the work would terribly suffer & the opposition would charge me with being a money grubber. As it is all sorts of rumors are set up against my personal self. The R.C's have damned me to eternal perdition & hell & the fiat has gone forth from the priests that Roman Catholics are not to get my medical services any more. I am dubbed an immoral man& such sort of propaganda is being carried out openly against me. It has begun to seriously affect my pockets. Please don't think I am crying about it, I am just stating facts." He says he is committed, because BC is the only way to help India.
Says that it is an uphill climb until they can get people to experience the work. He estimates that it would cost 1,000 rupees a year to run a successful clinic and propaganda movement. "That sum has to be found somehow. If only the municipality would help me with a little grant it would save me a lot of worry. ....I don't want the work to suffer at this juncture. It is just gaining ground and the people have started thinking about it. If in your tours you come across any philanthropic gentleman or woman who has a little extra money to be spend on India it would be very welcome here tho' I believe that being India's work Indians alone much keep it going."