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.
- 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.↩