File No. 763.72119/52

The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

229. Giornale d’Italia, considered by some semiofficial mouthpiece of men in Government, contained last night leading article on America’s duty to step in and help restore European peace following lines which Associated Press agent informs me he telegraphed America recently as views of many. Article declares not yet time to make a permanent peace but closes with declaration that if America would pronounce a word for peace and make a direct [and?] noble attempt humanity would be grateful. Article has attracted much attention.

Nelson Page