University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Foreign Relations of the United States

Page View

United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1939. General, the British Commonwealth and Europe
(1939)

Switzerland,   pp. 858-867 PDF (3.9 MB)


Page 858

 SWITZERLAND
EFFORTS OF THE SWISS GOVERNMENT TO ARRANGE FOR SECURING
WAR EMERGENCY SUPPLIES FROM THE UNITED STATES
854.24/81
Menwranduim by Mr. Roy Veatch of the Office of the Adviser
on International Econom,io Affairs
[WASHINGTON,] May 1, 1939.
 Representatives of the other interested agencies of the Government, as well
as members of various divisions in the Department of State, met with Mr.
Sayre on the afternoon of May 1 to discuss a confidential mission being undertaken
in this country by representatives of the Government of Switzerland. The
Minister of Switzerland, Mr. Marc Peter, accompanied the special representatives
of his Government, Dr. Felix Somary, a confidential economic and financial
adviser of Federal Counselor Obrecht, the chief of the Swiss Federal Department
of Public Economy, and Mr. Ernest Liechti, director of the Swiss Cooperative
Society of Cereals and Fodder Materials. The following officials of this
Government were present:
Mr. F. H. Rawls, Assistant Director, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce,
Department of Commerce;
Mr. Louis Domeratzky, Chief, Division of Regional Information, Bureau of
Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce;
Mr. Leslie A. Wheeler, Chief, Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of
Agriculture;
Mr. Huntington T. Morse, Assistant to the Chairman, United States Maritime
Commission;
 Mr. Francis B. Sayre, Assistant Secretary of State;
Mr. Herbert Feis, Adviser on International Economic Affairs, Department of
State;
Mr. Paul T. Culbertson, Assistant Chief, European Division, Department of
State;
Mr. Jacques Joseph Reinstein, Division of Trade Agreements, Department of
State;
Mr. Roy Veatch, Office of the Adviser on International Economic Affairs,
Department of State.
 At Mr. Sayre's request, Dr. Somary summarized the principal features of
his mission, in much the same terms as set forth in the back-
858


Go up to Top of Page