763.72119/10401: Telegram

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

1490. Your 1690, September 11, 3 p.m. paragraph 3.

The Department is of the opinion that by refusing more direct contact with the Germans the Conference of Ambassadors may be rendering more difficult the reaching of a satisfactory understanding on the various complicated outstanding questions. While the Department does not believe that you should take the initiative in presenting this view, if the subject should again be raised or when specific requests for a hearing are presented by the Germans which you consider reasonable, you may suggest that securing direct contact with the head of the German Delegation might result in practical suggestions of value to aid the Conference of Ambassadors in its treatment of the subjects in hand.

Colby