710.Peace/930: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chairman of the American Delegation ( Hull )

16. The following is the substance of a telegram just received from the American Ambassador at Berlin, a copy of which has been sent to the White House:

Argentine Ambassador to Berlin appears deeply interested in Buenos Aires Conference. He states that officials in Berlin are also much concerned and that they even have stated that the President should not attend. Latin American representatives in Berlin have during the last few days been sounded out by secret German agents, and on November 13 Messrs. Schlotterer and Sattler, a member of the Economics Ministry and a director of the Reichsbank respectively, sailed by zeppelin for Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires in order to negotiate again with Argentine. According to the Argentine Ambassador, these men are most capable but perhaps are specialists. According to my information a great international effect would be produced by a visit of the President to the Conference.