890d.48/13a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Beirut ( Knabenshue )

Red Cross has received appeal from Dr. Ward5 for $50,000 for 8,000 persons destitute in Hauran District as result of Druse uprising. Telegraph your recommendations.

Morning press reports, “Druse tribesmen have cut Damascus-Beirut railroad. Situation serious.” Comment briefly.

  1. Dr. E. St. John Ward of the American University of Beirut, chairman of the Beirut chapter of the American Red Cross prior to its disbandment in 1924.