793.94 Conference/232: Telegram

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

32. The American correspondents think that this Conference is being used as a cover for inability or unwillingness to take any positive action. Also, today the current gossip among them is that Washington has weakened considerably and is pulling the props from under delegation. We have tried to dispel these ideas. I suspect that this all originated from the Japanese Embassies in Washington and here. The Japanese Ambassador here has been telling that their Ambassador in Washington informs him that the United States has no intention of doing anything and that my wings are clipped.