860C.001 Moscicki, Ignacy/37: Telegram

The Minister in Rumania ( Gunther ) to the Secretary of State

355. My telegram No. 338, October 17, midnight and previous. I understand that the Polish Government in Paris is about to convey its hope that the President will now intervene on behalf of ex-President Moscicki. I discussed this general question with the Polish Ambassador here, Count R. Raczynski, last night and he concurs with me that the time is not yet ripe for such a move. As yet ex-President Moscicki has not been moved from the north of the country to Craiova in the southwest. I would not like to see our President make such a gesture without every chance of success and the time may yet come. I am continuing to follow this matter very closely.

Recently I had a lurid description of the ire of the German Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs which exploded upon Crutzescu, the Rumanian Minister at Berlin, because of the official action of President Moscicki in resigning and designating his successor while in “supposedly neutral” Rumania. It appears that the Under Secretary went so far as to maintain that the Rumanian Government was a party to what he termed “this most unneutral act”.

Gunther