511.3 B 1/155: Telegram

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

143. From Grew. First day of subcommittee on traffic in arms was devoted to a general discussion of a new draft convention drawn up with the expressed view of amending and amplifying the convention of Saint Germain in order to secure the adhesion of the United States. Control of production or manufacture not included. In reply to a specific request for a statement I indicated our position on the basis of the Department’s 22, March 7, 5 p.m., to Berne. The desire to meet our views appears to be almost unanimous.