File No. 763.72/11690
The Special Agent at Corfu ( Dodge), temporarily at Nice, to the Secretary of State
[Received October 9, 11 p.m.]
Minister of Works and Minister Public Instruction, now at Nice, state Pashitch lately informed Trumbitch, President of Southern Slav Committee, that he did not agree with Trumbitch’s desire to obtain same recognition for his committee as that given by Entente to the Czecho-Slovak committee, since the Southern Slavs already had Servian Government to act for them, arid it would be a mistake to have two Southern Slav governmental bodies. This attitude of Pashitch had caused considerable disappointment to the Southern Slav Committee. Minister of Works and Minister of Public Instruction considered formation of coalition cabinet extremely desirable on account of approaching return to Servia and state that Pashitch was to renew conference with opposition leaders for this purpose.