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VIII. MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS—Continued STATUS IN AMERICAN PORTS OF SHIPS OWNED OR REQUISITIONED BY FOREIGN

GOVERNMENTS AND ENGAGED IN COMMERCE

No.

Date

From and to whom

Subject

Page

829

831

831

Apr. 9, From the Ambas- Argentine complaint of treat-
1918 sador in Argentina ment accorded national trans-
(Rec'd (tel.)

port Chaco, in U.S. ports.
Apr. 10)
Apr. 30 From the Ambas- Reply regarding treatment of

sador in Argentina Argentine transports in U.S.
(tel.)

ports is anxiously awaited.
May 3 To the Ambassador Explanations regarding treat-
in Argentina (tel.) ment accorded transport

Chaco; agreement signed by
President of Argentine Naval

Commission is quoted.
May 18 From the Ambas- Argentina considers explana-

sador in Argentina tions regarding the Chaco as
(tel.)

satisfactory.
Nov. 4 To the Italian Am- U.S. reply to Italian represen-
bassador

tations regarding immunity
from arrest of ships in service
of Allies. Case of the At-
tualità.

834

835

Radio COMMUNICATION WITH FRANCE

836

837

838

June 19, From the French Proposed building in France of
1917: Ambassador

new high-power wireless sta-
(Rec'd

tion for radio communication June 23]

with the United States. 1892 July 19, 1 To the French Am- Official radio service with 1917 bassador

France during present war

over such station as may be
designated is assured. Com-
mercial service in peace time

to be considered.
Jan 8, The Chief, Bureau of Report on progress in construc-
1918 Steam Engineering, tion of high-power radio sta-

to the Commander tion in southwest France.
in Chief, U.S. Naval
Forces in European

Waters
5960 Jan. 18 From the Ambassa- Encloses protocol, Jan. 5, of

[Rec'd dor in France conference between U.S. and
Feb. 5]

French members of Inter-
Allied Radiotelegraphic

Commission.
Nov. 24, From the Secretary Armistice signed before com-
1919 of the Navy

pletion of high-power radio [Rec'd

station in France. Encloses Nov. 26]

U.S.-French agreement, Feb. 11, 1919, concerning its completion.

839

840

VIII. MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS—Continued
AMERICAN-ITALIAN PROTOCOL RELATIVE TO RADIO SERVICE

No.

Date

From and to whom

Subject

Page

844

845

Jan. 16, From the Italian Advisability of convention be-
1918 Ambassador

tween the United States and
Italy to regulate radiotele-
graphic communications.

Draft submitted.
384 Feb. 14 To the Italian Am- Two changes proposed in draft
bassador

protocol for regulation of U.S.-
Italian radiotelegraphic com-

munication.
707 Feb. 28 From the Italian Italy accepts changes in draft
Ambassador

protocol. Text transmitted

for signature.
Mar. 27 U.S.-Italian protocol Regulation of radiotelegraphic

communication between the two countries.

846

847

I

PRISONERS OF WAR

TREATMENT OF PRISONERS OF WAR

File No. 811.712/69

The Postmaster General (Burleson) to the Secretary of State

WASHINGTON, May 15, 1917.

[Received May 16.] Sir: Referring to this Department's letter of the 9th ultimo,' transmitting a copy of the Daily Bulletin of this Department containing the Postmaster General's Order No. 211 of the 7th ultimo," suspending mail service for and via Germany, I have the honor to transmit herewith for the information of your Department a copy of the Daily Bulletin of the Department containing the Postmaster General's Order No. 331 of today's date, giving notice that the provisions of Order No. 211 are not to be understood as applying to mail for or from prisoners of war. By direction of the Postmaster General: Very respectfully,

A. A. FISHER Acting Second Assistant Postmaster General

c'ile No. 763.72114/2712b

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland (Stovall)

[Telegram]

WASHINGTON, May 29, 1917, p. m. 616. Please report exactly what is being done from Berne in relief of American prisoners in Germany. It would appear from a telegram from Stockholm from Harte of the Y.M.C.A. that he is forwarding parcels fortnightly to prisoners. This perhaps is desirable until a complete relief organization is established by you, when the entire question of relieving the needs of American prisoners should be directed by you under advice from the Department and with the

Not printed. * Post, p. 412.

59665-33-1

1

American Red Cross and Berne Aid Society cooperating. Does this meet with your views? Red Cross here could forward parcels from the United States to Berne Aid Society if food is difficult to obtain in Switzerland, and, since there is no parcel-post service between the United States and Switzerland, Red Cross propose temporarily at least to send parcels to American clearing house at Paris for reforwarding. Please formulate and forward as soon as possible to Department general plan, having in mind that number of prisoners may be greatly increased when United States forces are sent to the French front.

LANSING

File No 3.72114/2715

The Minister in Switzerland (Stovall) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]
BERNE, June 2, 1917,5 p.m.

[Received June 4, 9.25 a. m.] 991. Your 616, May 29. Have despatched through Comité Bernois, a Swiss organization assisting prisoners of different nationalities, a package to each man containing shirt, underclothing, socks, various food supplies including meat, vegetables, chocolate, coffee, sardines, and tobacco. Have also arranged fortnightly supply of bread through Comité Franco-Belge but temporary lack of flour has so far prevented shipment. Expect this will shortly be remedied but suggest that despatch of food in bulk at earliest moment possible from America important. Supplies should include especially flour, then lard, sugar, rice, and soap, all of which impossible to procure and ship from here. Other articles such as condensed milk, bacon, coffee, jam, small cheeses, American tobacco, boots would be useful. Shipments by Harte desirable at present and think that for a time existing agencies can be used but ultimately unnecessary and centralization here advisable account of greater facilities, propinquity to France, and official connections. Have communicated with Geneva Society, lately formed. Believe that this can advantageously aid but that all control and initiative should remain in Berne. Organization will shortly be completed with Mrs. Stovall president, Dresel vice president and general director, small executive committee of four or five, and advisory council of about ten from different parts of Switzerland. Shall endeavor to keep scheme elastic and informal for the present with view to future development. Shall arrange temporary quarters at old Legation and engage one paid clerk for the present requirements.

STOVALL

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