500.A15A4/1187: Telegram

The Acting Chairman of the American Delegation (Gibson) to the Secretary of State

281. Mr. Kellogg is in Paris. He has given some thought to paying a very brief visit to Geneva but feels it indelicate to do so unless you approve.

We feel that his presence here for a short visit now would be highly useful as he is enthusiastic about the President’s proposal and his prestige would carry his comments to a wide public especially in Europe. We think a useful purpose would be served in his coming provided you can see no danger attached thereto.

Will you please instruct as urgently as possible so that we may inform Mr. Kellogg in Paris advisedly if possible.