The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Mayer)
49. Your 139, May 9, 2 p.m., regarding sabotage claims. Department is informed that German Agent does not have instructions authorizing him to take initiative in requesting adjournment, but does have instructions authorizing him not to object to such adjournment.
This does not appear to be in accord with information contained in your cable to the effect that Goering is instructing German Agent to request that the hearings be adjourned and had expressed the hope that American Agent would be helpful in that regard.
Under these circumstances, unless German Agent does take the initiative, it is presumed that the arguments will proceed as scheduled on May 12.