711.00111 Lic. Carp Export and Import Corp./61/6

Memorandum by the Assistant Chief of the Office of Arms and Munitions Control (Yost)

Major K. K. V. Casey, Director of Sales of the Explosives Department of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, in the course of a conversation with me yesterday mentioned that a certain Mr. Boston had approached several officers of the du Pont Company, including Major Casey himself, in the course of the last two weeks and had proposed to make certain purchases from the Company on behalf of the Carp Export and Import Corporation, which, Mr. Boston declared, was now charged by the Soviet Government with making all of that Government’s purchases of arms and munitions in this country. The articles which the Carp Export and Import Corporation desired to purchase, according to Mr. Boston, were chiefly small sample quantities of very recent developments. Since it was clear that the object of the Corporation was merely to attempt to copy the trade secrets of du Pont, Major Casey said that Mr. Boston’s proposals had not been accepted.

Charles W. Yost