The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Dodd)
24. From information received understand inquiry may be made by Government authorities as to attitude this Government regarding [Page 257]settlement sabotage cases now pending before Mixed Claims Commission. Information is that German Government desires to act promptly. Therefore the Department advises you in advance that if such inquiry is made you may state this Government would view with favor a settlement and would be prepared to have proper representative meet with German representative at any convenient time and place provided settlement negotiations would not result in postponement of hearing set May 12 in case settlement is not accomplished by that date.