Messersmith, G.S., Vienna. Despatch No. 724 to Secretary of State [Cordell Hull], Washington.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
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Prime Minister [Milan] Hodza of Czechoslovakia arrived in Vienna on March 9 and was entertained by Austrian officials at luncheon, a performance of the opera, followed by supper at the Chancellory,and a reception at the Czechoslovakian Legation; at other times he was in constant conference with Chancellor [Kurt] Schuschnigg, the Foreign Minister Baron [Egon] Berger-Waldenegg, the Vice-Chancellor, Prince [Ernst von] Starhemberg, the Minister of Commerce Dr. [Fritz] Stockinger, and the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. [Ludwig] Strobl; came to complete agreement on trade treaty, but due to length official document not yet drawn up and not yet ready for signatures; although general European situation was discussed, talks were limited chiefly to economic cooperation; communiqué and press comment somewhat reserved on subject; provisions of treaty not yet made public, but it is known that by it Austria's unfavorable trade balance will be reduced.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.