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AUSTRIA NEGOTIATIONS RESPECTING SUBORDINATION OF THE AUSTRIAN RELIEF LOAN

TO A PROPOSED NEW AUSTRIAN LOAN-Continued

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1928 Sept. 28 Memorandum by the Economic Adviser

Conversation with the Austrian Minister who stated that he would soon submit an exhaustive economic and financial study in support of the proposed debt settlement and was advised that the Department did not believe that his previous suggestion for an Austrian debt funding commission was desirable; the Austrian Minister's further statement that he had already recommended that Dr. Schüller be sent and that it would be difficult now to recommend against his trip.

(Footnote: The American Minister to Austria and Mr. Livesey of the Office of the Economic Adviser were also

present.) Oct. 22 From the Minister in Austria (1992) Reasons why the Austrian Government desires that Dr.

Schüller go to Washington. Nov. 14 From the Austrian Minister (158/R) Formal proposal for the final settlement of Austrian relief

bond indebtedness to the United States. Nov. 20 Memorandum by the Economic Adviser

Report of the interview at which Austrian Minister pre

sented Dr. Schüller to the Secretary of State. Nov. 20 Memorandum by the Economic Adviser

Conversation with the Austrian Minister and Dr. Schüller in which the latter conveyed the information that Austria considers the relief debt agreement negotiated June 15 with Denmark, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, to be now in force, and that it will begin payments on January 1, 1929, at the same time making

corresponding payments to the United States and to Italy.
Dec. 7 To the Minister in Austria (tel.)
(40) Submission of the proposed debt agreement to the House

Ways and Means Committee; Committee's consideration of
amended joint resolution authorizing subordination of the
lien in favor of the proposed loan and the conclusion of a

debt agreement set forth in general terms in the resolution.
Dec. 12 To the Minister in Austria (tel.)
(42) Adoption by the House, December 11, of the amended

resolution.

(Footnote: Excerpt from telegram No. 79 of June 15, 1929, to the Embassy in France, stating that the joint resolution passed Congress and was approved by the President on February 4, 1929, that Austria made the payment due January 1, 1929, and that the agreement will not be signed until Reparation Commission has taken action indicated in paragraph 6 of the agreement and the Secretary of the Treasury is satisfied that such action is adequate to guarantee security and priority over the costs of reparation.)

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AUSTRIA TREATE OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE AND CONSULAR RIGHTS BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES AND AUSTRIA, SIGNED JUNE 19, 1928

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May 12 To the Minister in Austria
(459) Instructions to renew negotiations with regard to the pro-

posed treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights;
U. S. views on changes to be made in draft and on Austrian

counter proposals concerning articles 1 to 6.
July 20 From the Minister in Austria
(1106) Information that understanding has been reached with

Dr. Schüller of the Foreign Office concerning practically all

matters in controversy in the first six articles. Dec. 1 To the Minister in Austria

(527) Instructions with regard to articles 7 to 14.

1927 Feb. 11 To the Minister in Austria (552) Continuation of instructions; consideration of articles 15 to

25. Feb. 24 To the Minister in Austria (556) Comments on results of negotiations regarding the first six

articles.
Apr. 2 To the Minister in Austria

(566) Supplementary instructions concerning articles 7 and 25.
Apr. 30 From the Minister in Austria
(1372) Acknowledgment of receipt of full powers to sign treaty as

finally approved by Department; report of progress of ne

gotiations. June 23 To the Minister in Austria (602) Supplementary, instructions; hope that steady progress

will be made so that treaty may be signed in time for submis

sion to the Senate at the December session. June 30 To the Minister in Austria

(605) Additional instructions regarding articles 11 and 12.
July 11 From the Minister in Austria
(1468) Report that negotiations are practically concluded; review

of the chief articles which have been the subject of the most
controversy; hope that Department can meet Austrian views

on articles 7, 11, and 12.
Sept. 10 From the Minister in Austria (tel.)
(53) Desire for telegraphic instructions regarding articles 7, 11,

and 12, which alone remain open for discussion. Sept. 13 To the Minister in Austria (tel.) (15)

Approval of text as it now stands, with exception of articles 7, 11, and 12, on which instructions will be sent as soon as

possible. Sept. 23 To the Minister in Austria (tel.) (17) Instructions with regard to article 7, relating to most-fav

ored-nation treatment of commerce.

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AUSTRIA TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE AND CONSULAR RIGHTS BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES AND AUSTRIA, SIGNED JUNE 19, 1928—Continued

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From the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Comments on discussions with Dr. Schüller regarding
article 7.
From the Minister in Austria

Foreign Office suggestion with regard to certificates of
identity for commercial travelers provided under article 11;
report that another conference has been held with Austrian
officials regarding article 7; desire that Department review
suggestions contained in telegram No. 56 of September 26 to
see whether they do not to all intents and purposes secure
what the United States desires.

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To the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Instructions for certain revisions of article 7.
To the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Views on article 11, and suggested provision to meet Austrian
views; understanding that no questions are now before the
Department in respect of which instructions have been
requested.
From the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Information that revised draft of article 7 as authorized by
the Department has finally been accepted; desire for early
instructions on minor points regarding identification certifi-
cates for commercial travelers and duration and termination
of the treaty, so that negotiations can be completed and the
treaty signed in May.
From the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Austrian preference for new phraseology in article 11; their
willingness to accept term of 7 years for duration of treaty.
To the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Gratification at Austrian acceptance of article 7; information
that Department's suggestions as to identification certificates
are regarded as essential; authorization to substitute term of 7
years for 8 or 6 if Austrian negotiator prefers.
From the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Revision of article 11 pursuant to Department's telegram
No. 24 of April 12; assent to Austrian preference for 6-year
term. Information that Cabinet Council is taking the neces-
sary formalities and that treaty will probably be signed in the
current month.
To the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Instructions, if treaty is not yet signed and if agreeable to
Austria, to revise portion of article 25 relating to termination of
sixth paragraph of article 7; information that Department has
altered policy toward Senate reservation to article 7 in treaty
with Germany, and wishes to include provision for national
treatment of shipping, obligatory for full term of treaty.
From the Minister in Austria (tel.)

Information that the changes indicated in Department's telegram No. 29 of June 5 have been made and that the treaty will be signed June 18.

(Footnote: Telegraphic advice from the Minister that the treaty was signed on June 19.)

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AUSTRIA TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE AND CONSULAR RIGHTS BETWEEN THE

UNITED STATES AND AUSTRIA, SIGNED JUNE 19, 1928–Continued

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1928 June 19 Treaty Between the United States of America and Austria

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Of friendship, commerce and consular rights.

(Bracketed note: Information that a Senate reservation on February 11, 1929, was accepted by both Governments in an

exchange of notes dated January 20, 1931.) 1931 Jan. 20 From

the American Minister in Austria to the Austrian Vice

Chancellor and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
Hope that Austrian Government will accept the reservation
regarding duration of provision for national shipping contained
in article 7 as specified in Senate resolution of February 11,

1929, giving advice and consent to ratification (text printed). Jan. 20 From the Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister for

Foreign Affairs to the American Minister in Austria
Declaration of agreement with Senate reservation, subject

to ratification,
Jan, 20 Supplementary Agreement Between the United States of America

and Austria
Providing that the treaty may be terminated on February 11,
1935, or any date thereafter, upon one year's notice by either
party.

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TREATIES OF ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES

AND AUSTRIA, SIGNED AUGUST 16, 1928

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1928 Mar. 23 To the Minister in Austria (23) Information that drafts of proposed treaties of arbitration

and conciliation have been handed to the Austrian Minister. May 3 From the Austrian Minister (96/R) Readiness of Austria to conclude the proposed treaties of

arbitration and concilation.
Aug. 16 Treaty Between the United States of America and Austria

Of arbitration.
Aug. 16 Treaty Between the United States of America and Austria

Of conciliation.

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DISINCLINATION OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENTER INTO A TREATY With AUSTRIA

GRANTING TO IMMIGRANTS EQUAL RIGHTS WITH CITIZENS IN MATTERS OF LEGAL PROTECTION

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From the Austrian Minister

Memorandum (text printed) stating desire of the Austrian Government to enter into a convention assuring legal protection in certain cases to the citizens of both countries.

AUSTRIA DISINCLINATION OF THE UNITED STATES

TO ENTER INTO A TREATY WITH AUSTRIA GRANTING TO IMMIGRANTS EQUAL RIGHTS WITH CITIZENS IN MATTERS OF LEGAL PROTECTION—Continued

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To the Austrian Minister

Memorandum (text printed) stating that the U. S. Government is disinclined to enter into the convention suggested, in view of the fact that even in absence of treaty provisions aliens in the United States are placed upon an equality with American citizens in the matter of legal remedies and also because the questions of procedure in the courts of the different States are matters to be determined in accordance with the laws of the several States.

BOLIVIA Good OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE IN BEHALF OF THE STANDARD OIL

COMPANY IN ESTABLISHING Radio STATION AT YACUIBA

1928 June 12

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To the Minister in Bolivia (tel.)

Desire of Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey to establish a
radio station at Yacuiba and their request to Bolivian Govern-
ment for assignment of short wave channels; instructions to
advise the Foreign Minister informally that the Department
would be glad to see this additional channel of communication
established between Bolivia and the United States.
From the Minister in Bolivia (tel.)

Signature of Executive decree, August 23, authorizing the
Standard Oil Co. to construct a radio station at Yacuiba.

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BRAZIL

DISAPPROVAL BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE OF PROPOSED REFUNDING IN THE

AMERICAN MARKET OF STATE OF SÃO PAULO LOAN OF 1926

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From Mr. Andrew Ten Eyck, for E. H. Rollins & Sons, New

York
Desire for approval of proposed refunding in the American
market of the loan of the State of São Paulo which was brought
out in London in 1926 through the São Paulo Coffee Institute.
To Mr. Andrew Ten Eyck, for E. H. Rollins & Sons, New York

Inability to modify position taken by U. S. Government
prior to flotation of the loan of 1926 that the issue in the Amer-
ican market of a loan in connection with coffee valorization
would not be viewed with favor.

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