The Ambassador in France ( Wallace ) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 24—3:24 p.m.]
1050. B-44 for Department and Davis.
First. At Reparation Commission meeting April 23rd in connection with claims submitted by Holland to the Reparation Commission to telegraphic cables connecting Island of Yap with Shanghai and the Islands of Guam and Menado (Dutch Indies), it was unofficially stated that general subject of cable wireless and postal communication was about to be discussed in Washington by representatives of the powers. Discussion on this question deferred till further information. Please cable what if anything is being done along these lines and whether such conference makes undesirable consideration by Commission of Holland claims, also whether you have any suggestion regarding Holland claims.
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