LONDON (Jul. 21)
While welcoming the good will message brought by Chancellor Hitler’s personal emissary, Capt. Fritz Wiedemann, the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post suggested today that Germany could pave the way toward better relations by assisting Jewish refugees and offering conciliation on the Czechoslovak question.
“Any message of good will from Hitler must sensibly relieve tension in Europe,” it declared, “although there may not be difficulties directly between Germany and ourselves that call for any immediate solution. The sincere wish for improvement of relations between the two countries which Capt. Wiedemann is understood to have conveyed to lord Halifax will be received with pleasure here and will be reciprocated in full.
“Whatever importance may finally be given to this exchange of views, Lord Halifax has regarded it as of sufficient consequence to inform the French government of the tenor of the London conversation and in so doing has probably made easier the cementing of an understanding with France which is intended neither by the French nor by ourselves to be exclusive of other friendships.
“In two directions Germany could smooth the pathway to better relations. First, cooperation for assisting Jewish refugees. Second, we look to Germany to aid in an endeavor at conciliation about Czechoslovakia. Action in that direction would do much to remove suspicions that are the chief cause of the unrest in Europe.”