File No. 763.72/1397

The Secretary of the German-American Chamber of Commerce ( Heinrich Charles ) to the Secretary of State

Sir: The Swedish papers publish that great pressure on the part of the Allies is brought to bear on the Swedish Government to cancel the prohibition of the transit of war material through Sweden. The Swedish press is urging the Government to stand firm and it also expresses the hope that the bills and joint resolutions of Senators Hitchcock and Works, and Representatives Lobeck, Vollmer, and Bartholdt will pass in Congress, saying editorially that these are steps in the right direction of true neutrality.

Yours very respectfully,

Heinrich Charles