868.51 Refugee Settlement Commission/56: Telegram

The Chargé in Greece (Atherton) to the Secretary of State

100. Legation’s 94, May 17, 6 p.m.

Jean Parmentier, Frerich citizen, accompanied by Doctor Stoppani, representatives of the League of Nations arrived in Athens 27th. Parmentier has informed me they are to report to the Financial Advisory Committee of the League on June 14th as to security Greece can offer for a refugee loan. He pointed out Morgan and Company had underwritten part of the League’s Austrian loan and expressed confidence that Greeks in America and Egypt would subscribe to a similar loan to Greece, the revenues pledged as security to be controlled by an international [committee?] or by the League of Nations. He [is] apprehensive at times lest investors might discriminate against loan to the revolutionary government made without sanction of Parliament.

I am reliably informed that the Greek Ministers to Italy and France have reported no assistance from those two in refugee relief and that Foreign Office here expects little if any assistance from England.