Edward N. Hurley, Chairman, United States Shipping Board, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, United States Shipping Board and United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council
CABLEGRAM RECEIVED April <22, 1918.> 07023 RES
Ser. No. SB 81.
Origin Opnav Washington
C-3 23 April
Board’s Navy 81 For Stevens from Hurley. Italian Ambassador notified our State Department food situation in Italy desperate even in Military and request State Department to assist relief. It is my understanding Maritime Council is fully informed as to food necessity of Ally as cooperate with War Council to care food emergency. Is this correct and what information have on Italian food situation. 18022.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. In the top left-hand corner is “MEJ.” The editors are unsure what it means. The date is handwritten but is confirmed by the date/time stamp at the end of the text.