File No. 763.72/3121

The Minister in Greece ( Droppers) to the Secretary of State


219. My telegram No. 210 [211], December 30.1 Greek Government has submitted preliminary reply conciliatory in tone but indefinite. Memorandum insists upon necessity of effective assurances against encroachments, provisions for mixed commissions of inquiry associated with question of reparation. Since establishment blockade Provisional Government has seized several islands.