Brig. General Andrew J. Goodpaster Staff Secretary The White House
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Allen W. Dulles Director
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT
On the evening ofhen Chancellor Adenauer was here for the funeral services, he aeked me to dine quietly with him at the German Embassy. At the dinner were Brcntano, Ambassador Grcwc, and Webber, the Chancellor's confidential interpreter.
We spent three hours together dining in the garden. Whenove to leave, tho Chancellor exclaimed, "What you arc sending me tond wo went on for another hour.
good bit of the conversation related to his relationship with 'oster and kindred subjects. He aBked me for my views of the world tituatlon, Berlin; Middle East, European developments, ett
Adenauer was unusually relaxed, keen and apparently unworried, but deeply moved at Foster's passing. aveumber of private conversations with him over the past years, and this was the first time he did not haveit querulous to say about our own policy. From what Brentanoather he had been greatly reassured by his talk with you.
It is clear, however, that he was deeply disturbed about Macmillan's attitude and asked whether there was not something that we here could do about it. It ie obvious that heeep-seated distrust not only about the Prime Minister's attitude with regard to Berlin, but also in general about his views on European unity and the Common Market. Also, the Chancellor seemed to feel Macmillan was disturbed by the close relationship developing between France and Germany, which of course, Adenauer considers his mostaccomplishment.
We covered developments ia the Middle East,xpressed my personal view's that the growth of German economic interest In the area wouldtabilizing influence. /He reminisced about hiswith the Soviet leaders and seemed satisfied with our own position in tho present Geneva negotiations.
I mentionedad known Chris Herter intimately forears, and that hean on whose word and firmness the Chancellor could depend. He seemed to haveighly favorable impression from their recent meeting in Bonn.
voided discussion of the German internal politics, one or two remarks he let drop brought Out his reservations about Erhard.
have seen Adenauer alone in the
past fewearned that Adenauer intends (or desires it to be interpreted that he intends) to put over his own candidate, Etz-el, as Chancellor, or failing that to renounce the Presidency himself, and remain on as Chancellor, Of course, it is possible that in *he course of the next few weeks he may change his mind,elieve that his prceect intention is as Indicated.
cc: C. Douglas Dillon
ALLEN W. DULLES Director