The Consul General at Geneva (Tittmann) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 19—1:50 a.m.]
92. For State and Labor from Commissioner and Consul:
Commissioner expresses appreciation for telegram No. 64, June 15, 5 p.m.,17 indicating prompt attention to question raised in our telegram No. 90 of June 14.
No recommendation was included in the cable transmitting the Winant request. The Commissioner in the present message urges the most favorable possible consideration of the request. Present circumstances in his judgment demonstrate that the transfer of ILO staff to the United States offers the one promising chance of preserving the organization as a functioning democratic institution. Unless a decision can be reached before armistice terms are settled it may become very much more difficult if not impossible to transfer most valued members of the staff.
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