890b.6363 Gulf Oil Corporation/21: Telegram
The Chargé in Great Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 3—8:40 a.m.]
45. Department’s 50, February 2, 1 p.m. On January 27 Oliphant telephoned me Foreign Office were pushing matter to their utmost ability, and on February 1 by appointment I called on Oliphant at the Foreign Office who informed me Foreign Office had called conference on January 29 of interested departments concerned.
I understand confidentially Colonial Office deliberations are completed but Indian Government have not yet decided their position, and urgent telegram has been sent pointing out the undue delay.
I have kept Major Davis, Gulf Company representative here, fully informed from day to day.