365.1121 Slavich, Nickola/18: Telegram

The Ambassador in Italy (Garrett) to the Acting Secretary of State

139. My telegram No. 138, July 27, 3 p.m., and Department’s 118, July 25, 3 p.m., last paragraph. Consul General Naples states that in so far as he is able to ascertain there were no other arrests of passengers arriving with Slavich and that, if so, none have claimed American citizenship as otherwise Consulate General would have been notified by local authorities. Consul General adds that the rumor of further arrests may have originated in imprisonment several weeks ago on charges similar to those brought against Slavich of large number of Italians amongst whom were professors and doctors and some of whom are still in confinement.