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File No. 763.72/7862

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp )


2846. For Auchincloss:

An important and interesting cable just received from Berne in regard to Swiss situation. Have directed that it be repeated to Paris for information of Mr. House and McCormick. Suggest to McCormick that he consider it in connection with negotiations of Swiss Government and discuss matter with foreign representatives. Quick action would seem to be necessary to reassure these people. Also ask McCormick and Taylor to cable their views as to whether in their opinion United States should agree to supply necessary wheat to Switzerland for two months. Swiss Minister states they have only wheat enough to last until end of January and it would be impossible to arrange for supply from Argentina in time to take care of wheat supply for February and March. After Department receives your recommendations matter will be taken up with Hoover.