New York (Oct. 11)
Failing in his efforts to adjust trade relations with the United States, Dr. Karl Ritter, chief of the economic section of the Berlin Foreign Office, came here from Washington and booked passage to sail for home tomorrow.
His attempts in conversations with Secretary of State Hull to save some of the United States trade Germany will lose when the “most favored nation” treaty expires Tuesday fell through completely.
Dr. Ritter was informed in Washington that the United States could not exempt Germany from our unconditional most-favored-nation policy. Beginning next Tuesday Germany will not receive tariff reduction privileges accorded other nations.