500.C1112/105: Telegram (part air)

The Consul at Geneva ( Gilbert ) to the Secretary of State

75. Consulate’s 38, January 26, 7 p.m. Berlin in a formal communication has declined without explanation to suggest a German expert for the Raw Materials Committee.

This action, which was anticipated here, is construed as an unwillingness of Germany to become involved in discussions which might tie her hands in the position she is assuming respecting colonies and is also in line with the policy of non-cooperation with the League. The circumstance of Germany’s communicating at all with the League is in conformity with the undertaking which Beck obtained from von Neurath described in my telegram 26, January 22, 2 p.m.