Memorandum by the Secretary of State

During the call of the German Chargé d’Affaires51 he brought to my attention extracts from the Chicago Daily News of August eighth regarding Mr. Edgar Ansel Mowrer, apparently relating to despatches of Mowrer from Berlin, as shown by the fact of the extracts. It was urged that our Government endeavor to facilitate or encourage the departure of Mowrer from Germany; his despatches were under fire and reflected unfairly or unduly on the German Government, and for this reason if he did not leave, the German Government would probably not fail to take action looking to that end.

I stated, in reply, that I knew nothing about the matter except what I had read in the press and that I did not know how much of that was fact. I added that I would examine the publication in the light of his request.

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  1. Rudolf Leitner.