550.S1/340: Telegram

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

40. From Davis. Feis and our representatives on the Preparatory Committee for Economic Conference will be reporting to you personally, but as they may not reach Washington before the next meeting of the Organizing Committee which will probably be held shortly, I would appreciate your instructions as to attitude I should take regarding date for holding Economic Conference. It is my personal view and the same opinion is shared by our representatives on the Preparatory Commission, that Conference should not be held until next April or May, exact date to be fixed later. The preparatory work has barely begun and we all feel that the Conference should not meet until ground work has been so thoroughly prepared that some concrete results are assured. [Davis.]