838.00 Commission of Investigation/132,147: Telegram

The Chairman of the President’s Commission (Forbes) to President Hoover and the Acting Secretary of State


8. In amplification of Commission’s telegram of last night. The Commission met President Borno on March 13. The President said he was well pleased with the plan. The Opposition handed in five [Page 206] names of neutral candidates for President. High Commissioner Russell will endeavor to get President Borno to approve one or two.

The Commission conducts all negotiations with the Opposition but approaches the administration solely through High Commissioner Russell who arranged yesterday’s meeting.

The Commission believes that the entire matter can be settled shortly if it can get a favorable reply to its telegram No. 7 of March 14.