793.94 Conference/186: Telegram

The Chairman of the American Delegation (Davis) to the Secretary of State

16. Your 34, November 3, 1 p.m. Plans for persuading the Germans to return to the Conference have somewhat altered since my 11, November 3, 1 p.m. [a.m.] The idea now being advocated by the British and French which seems to be meeting with general approval is that small subcommittee which will probably be set up by Conference to deal with Japan and China should also inquire of Germany whether she would be willing to cooperate in its work. This would avoid the possibility of a second rejection by Germany of an invitation from the Conference and yet might secure her cooperation where it would be useful.

In the circumstances I suggest that you delay any approach to Dieckhoff.70

  1. Hans Heinrich Dieckhoff, German Ambassador in the United States.