500.A15A4/970: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Acting Chairman of the American Delegation (Gibson)

56. For Wilson from the Secretary. Your 102, April 4, 1 p.m.

I am carefully considering the arguments you adduce for presenting the proposed speech on the computation of effectives with the fullest possible publicity, and before reaching a final decision will discuss it further with the delegation on my arrival.

Meanwhile it is important to stress the speech emphasizing security through the abolition of heavy mobile land weapons and I feel that enough time should elapse for this thought to crystallize in the public mind before introducing a second idea which is both new and complicated.