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GREECE EXEMPTION FROM ALLEGED MILITARY OBLIGATIONS ACCORDED BY GREECE TO

AMERICAN CITIZENS OF GREEK ORIGIN

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Subject

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1929 Nov. 26 (1158)

385

From the Minister in Greece

Official information of extension to December 31, 1930, of the period exempting from military obligations American citizens of Greek origin and Greek citizens returning from United States,

1930 Oct. 30

(23)

386

To the Chargé in Greece (tel.)

Instructions to express informally to Prime Minister
Venizelos the U. S. Government's appreciation of the military
exemption arrangement for 1930 and the hope for a similar
arrangement for 1931.
From the Chargé in Greece

Foreign Minister's favorable attitude toward the amnesty
arrangement, and his promise to urge its continuation by the
Council of Ministers.

Nov. 7 (1525)

387

1931 Jan. 28

(456)

387

388

Feb. 11 (1623)

389

Apr. 3 (1682)

390

Aug. 4

(1817)

To the Minister in Greece

Department's hope that the amnesty arrangement may be
extended pending the coming into force of the Protocol Relating
to Military Obligations in Certain Cases of Double Nationality,
which was signed at Geneva in 1930 by both U. S. and Greek
representatives.
From the Minister in Greece

Information that the Greek Government has been urged to
put the principle of the Protocol into effect pending its ratifi-
cation.
From the Minister in Greece

Conversation with Foreign Minister following Hellenic Gov-
ernment's agreement in writing to extension of amnesty arrange-
ment through 1931; Foreign Minister's assurance of coopera-
tion but inability to negotiate a treaty at present.
From the Chargé in Greece

Transmittal of a note verbale allowing military exemption for
children of Greek citizens, domiciled in the United States, who
return to Greece for educational purposes.
From the Chargé in Greece

Information of an act making all Greeks who have resided
abroad for 10 years continuously, liable to 4 months' military
service upon return to Greece, or payment of a fee averaging
$52, a reduction of the amount formerly demanded.
To the Chargé in Greece (tel.)

Need for information as to Greek attitude for use in the pub-
lication “Notice to Bearers of Passports” for 1932; instructions
to discuss matter with the Foreign Minister and to advise him
of the appropriate publicity given by the Department to his
Government's present liberal attitude.
From the Chargé in Greece (tel.)

Information that military exemption will not be granted to
individuals but possibly to organized groups of excursionists;
suggestion that the new pamphlets include the reduced term
of service and payment.

390

Aug. 28 (1840)

391

Sept. 30

(30)

391

Oct. 15

(42)

GREECE

EXEMPTION FROM ALLEGED MILITARY OBLIGATIONS ACCORDED BY GREECE TO

AMERICAN CITIZENS OF GREEK ORIGIN—Continued

Date and number

Subject

Page

1931 Oct. 26 (1899)

392

From the Chargé in Greece

Clarification, at Department's request, of despatch No. 1840, August 28, regarding military obligations of Greeks residing abroad.

(Note: Department's statement to the press February 12, 1932 (text printed), concerning discontinuance of military amnesty and advising American citizens of Greek origin who contemplate visiting Greece, to consult Greek consular officers.)

GUATEMALA
RECOGNITION OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT IN GUATEMALA

1931 Jan. 2

(2)

393

393

Jan. 2

(1)

394

Jan. 2

(3)

Jan. 2

394

(4)

Jan.

From the Minister in Guntemala (tel.)

Report that conditions are returning to normal, following
President Chacon's resignation and assumption of Provisional
Presidency by Reina Andrade; request for instructions.
To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Instructions to report whether the resignations of Palma and
Chacon and the elections of new Designates were voluntary or
under compulsion.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Information that Reina Andrade apparently will retain
Orellana Cabinet, but that changes can probably be effected in
case of two members who took part in recent events if Depart-
ment desires and offers immediate recognition.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Report of constitutionality of new government; recommen-
dation of recognition after the two cabinet changes and the
call for elections.
From the Minister in Nicaragua
received news of Department's refusal to recognize Orellana
government, as such action would have violated 1923 treaties.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Report of German Minister's authorization to recognize
Andrade, but opinion that he will await U. S. action.
From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Information of Guatemala's formal notification to Nica-
raguan Government of Chacon's resignation and the appoint-
ment of Andrade; Foreign Minister's request for U. S. attitude
on recognition.
To the American Missions in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras,

and Nicaragua (cir. tel.) Department's disposition to extend recognition to Andrade government after its publication of the call for new elections; instructions to ascertain the attitude of the respective Governments, as it is desirable that U. S. action be harmonious with the signatories of the 1923 treaties.

394

(289.9 FT Report Miniatisfacticicorice Which Nicaraguan Government

396

Jan. 3

(5)

396

Jan. 3

(2)

Jan. 3

396 GUATEMALA

RECOGNITION OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT IN GUATEMALA—Continued

Date and number

Subject

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1931 Jan. 3

(2)

397

397

Jan.

3 (6)

398

Jan. 4

(3)

To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Advice as to Department's disposition toward recognition if
other Central American Governments agree; opinion that
suggested Cabinet changes would be unwise as a sine qua non
to recognition; instructions to cable regarding stability of
Andrade government.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Report that conditions are practically normal but that
Cabinet changes would be unwise; that decree calling elections
will be issued soon,
From the Minister in Nicaragua (tel.)

Disposition of Nicaraguan Government to recognize
Andrade government.
From the Minister in El Salvador (tel.)

Extension of recognition to Reina Andrade by Salvadoran
Government.
From the Minister in Honduras (tel.)

Desire of Government of Honduras to grant recognition
simultaneously with United States.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Issuance of decree calling elections for February 6, 7, and 8.
From the Minister in Costa Rica (tel.)

398

Jan. 4

(3)

5

398

Jan.

(2)

399

Jan. 5

(7) Jan.

399

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and will give a statement on recognition soon.
From the Minister in Costa Rica (tel.)

Disposition of Costa Rica to extend recognition conditional
upon calling of elections.
To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Instructions to extend recognition January 8, and to inform
Central American colleagues of the action so that they may
join if they desire.
To American Missions in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras,

and Nicaragua (cir. tel.)
Instructions to inform respective Governments of proposed
recognition on January 8.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Information that coalition of parties has launched Gen.
Jorge Ubico for president and there is as yet no opposition
candidate.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

400

7

400

Jan.

(8)

Jan.

401

O Promote to foreign tot ce text printed, extending recognition;

401

Jan. 7

(5) Jan. 17

(8)

request for approval.
To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Approval of proposed note.
To the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Inquiry if Central American Governments have extended
recognition.

401

GUATEMALA RECOGNITION OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT IN GUATEMALA-Continued

Date and number

Subject

Page

1931 Jan. 17

(14)

401

From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Information of recognition by Costa Rica, Salvador, and
Nicaragua simultaneous with United States, and of Honduran
notification by telegram.
From the Minister in Guatemala (tel.)

Information that General Ubico took office as constitutional
president February 14.

402

Feb. 14

(16)

HAITI

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND HAITI FOR HAITIANIZATION

OF THE TREATY SERVICES, SIGNED August 5, 1931

403

406

414

415

1931
Jan. 14 To the Minister in Haiti
(30) Advice that plan for Haitianization of Treaty Services

presented in Haitian memorandum of December 2, 1930, is not
entirely acceptable; authorization to initiate formal discussions

according to general outline of Department's attitude.
Jan. 24 From the Minister in Haiti
(51) Transmittal of communications (texts printed): (1) note

from Haitian Government with a memorandum giving some-
what more radical proposals for Haitianization; (2) Minister's
reply setting forth u. s. position on fulfillment of existing
treaties pending working out of Haitianization program; (3)
Minister's tentative plan for the Haitianization of Service

Technique.
Feb. 7 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.)
(9) Recommendation that Public Works Service be almost

completely Haitianized, and request that Department auth

orize working out of details.
Feb. 7 From the Minister in Haiti
(59) Further reply (text printed) to the Haitian proposals, with

advice that Û. S. Government desires to replace Americans in
Treaty Services with Haitian personnel as soon as practicable
in order that U. S. personnel may be withdrawn entirely not

later than 1936.
Feb. 9 To the Minister in Haiti (tel.)
(7) Authorization to proceed with virtually complete and

immediate Haitianization of Public Works Service.
Feb. 26 From the Minister in Haiti
(73) Report on progress of discussions, and opinion that Haiti-

anization of Public Works Service should not be accelerated as
contemplated, and that consideration of Financial Service
should be postponed; information that public sentiment
presents difficulties to discussion but that further U. S. conces-

sions would merely bring more demands.
Mar. 11 From the Minister in Haiti (tel.)
(17) Recommendation of inclusion of a clause (text printed)

proposed by Foreign Minister, or a similar provision for a

special accord on financial control to be constituted after 1936. 591381-46-VOL. 11

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425 HAITI AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND HAITI FOR HAITIANIZATION OF

THE TREATY SERVICES, SIGNED August 5, 1931-Continued

Date and number

Subject

Pago

1931 Mar. 14

(18)

426

Mar. 18

427

428

Mar. 20

(22)

431

Mar. 26

(18)

438

Mar. 30

(25)

From the Minister in Haiti (tel.)

Suggestion of a paragraph (text printed) conceding the
issuance of commissions to Haitian employees in the Customs
Service.
To the Minister in Haiti (tel.)
to confirm and extend financial control throughout the life of
present outstanding bonds and to provide for return to Haitian
control of nonfinancial services excluding the Garde.
From the Minister in Haiti (tel.)

Opinion that the proposal of a new treaty for continuance of
financial control would not be wise at this time as progress in the
discussions is satisfactory and a change in general policy would
do more harm than good.
To the Minister in Haiti (tel.)

Instructions to inform the Haitian Government that upon
its approval of the proposed Convention (text printed), the
Department will be ready to put into immediate effect a pro-
gram of Haitianization (substance printed) of the nonfinan-
cial services, with exception of the Garde.
From the Minister in Haiti (tel.)

Opinion that it would be difficult to justify a demand that
a new convention be ratified before a plan of Haitianization is
put into effect; recommendation that the Minister and Finan-
cial Adviser be instructed to proceed to Washington about
April 12 for personal discussion with Department, and that
an effort be made to conclude before that time an accord on
Haitianization.
To the Minister in Haiti (tel.)

Authorization to proceed to Washington, but advice that
Department cannot authorize any agreement such as quoted
in telegrams Nos. 17 and 18, March 11 and 14; instructions to
discuss fully with Haitian Government, without commitments,
the U. S. point of view on all outstanding matters.
From the Minister in Haiti

Progress of discussions with Foreign Minister on Haitian-
ization; transmittal of formulas, of note from Foreign Minister
enclosing observations and counterproposals relative to the
Garde, and of Minister's draft of agreement concerning the
Garde (texts printed).
Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State

Outline of proposed Haitianization plan; draft of proposed
Convention (text printed); memorandum by the Minister in
Haiti (text printed) concerning supplementary Haitianization
agreement regarding the financial services.
To the Minister in Haiti (tel.)

Non-objection to proposed paragraph for commissioning of
customs employees.
From the Minister in Haiti

Explanation of Department's point of view and proposals
to the Foreign Minister, who felt that ratification could be
obtained during the present session of Haitian Congress.

440

Mar. 31

(21)

441

Apr. 4

(94)

Apr. 22

454

461

Apr. 23

(25)

461

May 5

(113)

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