Henry Morgenthau, American diplomat and philanthropist, who has been in Athens for the past several weeks as Chairman of the Commission appointed by the League of Nations to distribute its fund for Greek refugees, today received telegraphed instructions to proceed at once to London. The telegram was signed by Sir Eric Drummond, General Secretary of the League. Information as to the reason for the hurry call to London was unobtainable, although it was said that Mr. Morgenthau would return to Athens some time late in March.
Mr. Morgenthau’s departure for London comes after an erroneously reported departure from Athens about two weeks ago, when it was said that he had quit the city because of the failure on the part of the Greeks to respond to his call for funds to aid the Greek refugees when he himself contributed $5,000 with the provision that Greeks raise seven times that amount toward a $50,000 fund. Denial of the report was had when the municipality of Athens with elaborate ceremony granted Mr. Morgenthau the freedom of the city a week ago.
Former Premier Venizelos will also proceed at once to London, it is said, in connection with the projected Greek loan.
Mr. Morgenthau was the principal speaker Thursday at a memorial meeting in honor of the late ex-President Woodrow Wilson, held in Salonika.
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