Messersmith, G.S., Vienna. Despatch No. 531 to Secretary of State [Cordell Hull], Washington.
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Rumored that Italy preparing to abandon Austria by negotiating pact with Germany; [Franz] von Papen made hurried trip to Berlin after which he called on Foreign Minister [Egon] Berger-Waldenegg; von Papen assured Minister that German newspaper attacks on Austrian Chancellor [Kurt Schuschnigg] and Vice Chancellor [Ernst] von Starhemberg would cease; he deplored Austria's decision to send no athletes to participate in Olympic games and hoped order would be rescinded; von Papen also hoped Austrian press would give less space to economic and financial situation in Germany; Foreign Minister made no definite reply; Austria still being pressured for separate agreement with Germany; important to conclude Danubian pacts speedily or Austria may be forced to yield to Germany's pressure.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.