611.6231/777: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany ( Mayer ) to the Secretary of State

194. My 187, June 17, 6 p.m. Have just had long frank unsolicited talk with Brinkmann at luncheon. He tells me that to date Foreign Office has not received word from Washington that our Government desires his presence and the discussion. Incidentally, Brinkmann would bring Baer of Foreign Office with him in addition to Imhoff.

Brinkmann who is Schacht’s man of confidence made excellent impression. He has a complete ready knowledge of German and world economic financial situation. His approach to countervailing duties matter appears to be on same big scale as his conceptions of world problems and would not be, in a narrow sense, inveighing against Treasury decision or the law on which it is based.

I feel that Brinkmann’s visit and the opportunity it would offer to go thoroughly into the matter should contribute to the solution of the particular question at issue as well as toward a better understanding by Germany of the fundamentals underlying your whole economic policy. I therefore venture to hope that nothing will be permitted to prevent Brinkmann’s visit.