811.91265/9: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Fletcher )

91. Your 119, July 22, 5 p.m. Chicago Tribune has informed Department that it has reason to fear that Mr. George Seldes’ life or physical safety is imperilled in connection with his threatened expulsion or deportation from Rome.

You should urge the Foreign Office to delay action in the case until a thorough investigation has been made, and express the hope that no violent measures may be resorted to for which the Italian Government might be held responsible.