The Chargé in Germany (Mayer) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 19—5:15 p.m.]
153. Department’s 50, May 11, 8 p.m.76 Reply in Drier case, dated May 16, received from the Foreign Office today. The essence is that the German Government regards the claims as “definitely settled by the decisions arrived at by the German-American Mixed Claims Commission. Therefore, it is not in a position to comply with the suggestion of the American Government to approve Mrs. Drier being awarded an additional sum by the Commission.”
Complete reply is being sent by pouch.76 This includes copy of sworn statements allegedly showing reasons why the evidence submitted to the Commission by Mrs. Drier was designated by the German Government “as not incontestable”.