574.D1/41b: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Davis)92

472. Your 737 May 5, 7 p.m.

With reference to the invitation extended to the Government to which you are accredited to send representatives to a preliminary conference on communications on August 1 next this Government has been requested to furnish an outline of the subjects to be discussed at that time.

Please advise the British Foreign Office that this Government has no particular program in mind other than that the conference should discuss any and all matters pertaining to communications which may [Page 121] be of interest and important to the nations represented and to the future betterment of all phases of the communication problem. It will be for the governments themselves to determine at the time what subjects they wish to discuss and to prepare the agenda for the World Conference which is to follow.

Repeat to Paris as no. 909 and Rome as no. 89 for similar action.

  1. See last paragraph for instructions to repeat to Paris as no. 909 and Rome as no. 89. The same telegram, mutatis mutandis, except for the last paragraph, sent to the Ambassador in Japan as no. 178 (file no. 574.D1/41a).