550.S1/141: Telegram

The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State

245. I discussed your 220, August 15, 6 p.m., with Simon today who said there would be no difficulty. He explained “Organizing Committee is really a committee of states rather than a committee of nominated individuals, and consequently in view of the fact that [Page 822] United States Government has agreed to join the Organizing Committee an announcement from Washington that United States Government nominates as its representative Ambassador Sackett with Mr. Norman Davis as alternate or associate would be quite in order”.

Simon spoke of third week in September either Geneva or London as possible date for first meeting of Organizing Committee.

Sir John is en route to Lossiemouth and then to Balmoral before returning to London.