Messersmith, G.S., Mexico City. To Laurence Duggan, Washington.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
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In regard to plan of Coordinator's Office to train field representatives and send them to assist in press, radio and motion picture activities in the field, sees no need for such assistance; local coordinating Committee, a volunteer group composed of members of American colony, doing excellent job; they know the language, the people, and the local problems, and have the proper contacts with press, radio stations, and theatres; same situation exists in Havana, and assumes it does in other large Latin American cities; local committee would welcome additional paid clerical help; additional films would also be welcome; those now in collection are in constant use all over Mexico; press and radio very cooperative; can get all coverage requested at no cost; [Guy Walter] Ray and [Edward Gatewood] Trueblood serve as liaison between Embassy and Committee; ample facilities in offices of American Association for distribution to newspapers and periodicals of all materials received from Coordinator's Office, from Department, and other sources; Embassy and local Committee enjoys full cooperation of Mexican authorities; is interested in program of Coordinator's Office and some phases can be helpful, but essential that no project of a general nature or affecting a particular country be approved until local Coordinating Committees and Missions have been consulted.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.