File No. 657.119/93

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Norway ( Schmedeman )

[Telegram]

172. Your 346, October 17, 7 p.m. The War Trade Board has been furnished with a copy of your cablegram and suggests in pursuance of Department’s request for a suggestion as to your course under present circumstances the advisability of your preserving noncommittal attitude while the negotiations between the board and the Norwegian commission are proceeding.

Lansing