551.5F1/151: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland (Wilson) to the Acting Secretary of State


109. Reference to Department’s No. 84, July 25, 2 p.m. According to Dufour, Germany is not willing to sponsor a resolution calling for a silver conference. Furthermore, I learned from him that in a recent conversation with Senator Swanson, the Secretary-General came forth with the suggestion to have Norman Davis of the Finance Committee bring the matter before that body. A recommendation to the Council from that source could be adopted by Council and Assembly at the present session.

I have no assurance that the Finance Committee could arrive at a decision before the Council convenes. If not, my previous suggestion to have a member state introduce the resolution would be the alternative (see my 103, August 12, 2 p.m.) Under these circumstances, if the Finance Committee fails to act, would it be advisable for me to mention the matter to Grandi after the 1st of September?