863.48/118a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Yugoslavia ( Carroll )

6. Your 22, January 28, 1 p.m., and 25, January 31, noon.1

Department is informed that Jugoslavia still owes Austria 5,000 tons of cereals on money advanced although Jugoslavia has been loaned in addition 26 locomotives as compensation. The food situation in both Vienna and Budapest is critical and a catastrophe is imminent. You will bring the above to the attention of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and say that this government which has always shown the greatest sympathy for Jugoslavia, expects that country to carry out its obligations towards Austria, and do everything thai lies in its power to avert the threatening catastrophe. Jugoslavia would be one of the first sufferers from a chaotic condition in Austria and Hungary and any indifference to their sufferings shown by Jugoslavia at the present juncture would be regarded unfavorably by this government. Similar representations have been made at Bucharest.

  1. Neither printed.