157. Editorial Note

At 12:30 p.m. on May 17, Mayor Suhr met with President Eisenhower for about 5 minutes at the White House. No record of their conversation has been found in Department of State files or at the Eisenhower Library, but in speaking to reporters following the meeting, Suhr stated that he had thanked the President for United States aid to Germany. The Mayor also noted that the policy of Berlin was to look forward to the reunification of Germany. The President had replied that the United States also hoped for reunification. (The New York Times, May 18, 1955, page 8)

Suhr was visiting the United States May 16–20 to attend the Conference of Mayors at New York.