Paris Peace Conf. 186.3312/34: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

26. Following from Roumanian National Council, Vienna, Dec. 9th:

“Informed that the Serbs prevent the return of spectators [Roumanians] of the Banat who attended National meeting of Dec. 1st at Alba Julia and intern them at Belgrade subjecting them to very ill treatment. The population of Roumania begs that steps be kindly taken to have another army of the Entente take the place of the Serbian, an [as] army of occupation. Sunday, Dec. 1st at four o’clock, an unknown malefactor fired several shots from the window of the present Minister, Doctor Etienne C. Pop, without hurting anyone. The War Minister, Doctor Pop, was then at Alba Julia (Gyulafehervar) at the Constituent Congress. It is not yet known whether it was an act of vengeance or terrorism. Investigation has been set on foot and has already uncovered facts that [are compromising] several members of the Magyar Society. Roumanian National Council, Vienna.”