File No. 894.85/17

The Ambassador in Japan ( Morris ) to the Secretary of State


For McCormick:

Your telegram March 30, 4 p.m. I have closed all details of contracts for 100,000 tons of shipping and will sign formal contracts in [Page 643] a few days. It will help to advance times of delivery of these ships [if] you will call at once into conference Hashimoto of the Asano Company, Kashiwa of Suzuki Company and Fukushima of Kuhara Company and arrange for immediate release of old contract steel and through McAdoo arrange for delivery of this steel at Pacific coast at earliest possible date so as to take advantage of present available possibilities of transportation.