500.S1/91: Telegram

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

100. Please refer Gilbert’s No. 217, July 13, 3 p.m., paragraph 4. Drummond summoned me today and pointed out that the Organizing Committee which will have full powers as to place, agenda, date, et cetera, of the Conference will also have full powers to invite other states to become members of the Committee. It is contemplated to invite the United States and Belgium.

Drummond has asked me to state that he would be happy to obtain from you a word of advice for his own information as to the more convenient course to pursue in issuing an invitation to the United States. He can either summon the Organizing Committee within the next few days and cause the Committee to issue such an invitation immediately or he can postpone the summoning of the Organizing Committee for this purpose for 2 or 3 weeks and issue the invitation at that date.

I should appreciate an expression of opinion from you as soon as convenient which I may pass on to Drummond.