511.4R1/12: Telegram

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

118. Legation’s despatch No. 2094, June 19, 1931.26 Ekstrand27 has just called to explain how anxiously he and the others interested in this conference are hoping for a favorable response from the United States.

Delevingne,28 Van Wettum,29 Kusama,30 Marshall from India31 and probably Bourgois32 will attend.

The conference begins on November 9th and its anticipated duration is 3 weeks. As very little time remains before those participating must start their voyage Ekstrand begs to learn the decision of our Government at the earliest convenient date.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Eric Einar Ekstrand, chairman of the Inquiry Commission in 1930 and director of the Opium Traffic and Social Questions sections of the League of Nations Secretariat.
  3. Sir Malcolm Delevingne, Permanent Deputy-Under-Secretary of State in the British Home Department.
  4. W. G. van Wettum, Adviser to the Netherlands Government for International Opium Affairs.
  5. Of the Japanese Foreign Office.
  6. J. B. Marshall, Excise Commissioner of Burma.
  7. G. Bourgois, French Consul at Bangkok.