031 Byrd South Polar Expedition/37: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Wellington (Lowrie)

At request Commander Byrd you are authorized to inform New Zealand Government that while his expedition is not under the auspices of this Government it is solely one of a scientific nature and express the hope that it may find it possible to render the expedition such assistance as may be practicable in the accomplishment of its purpose. Inform Commander Byrd.