711.00111 Armament Control/Military Secrets/1157

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

The Soviet Ambassador called at my office by appointment this morning. He said that as he was leaving for the U. S. S. R. this afternoon he was calling primarily to say good-bye. He did not wish to leave, however, without expressing his satisfaction at the note of June 17 in regard to the proposed construction in this country of the battleship for his Government. He asked whether Mr. Gibbs was equally satisfied with the letter which had been addressed to him.

I told the Ambassador that we had not as yet heard from Mr. Gibbs in reply to the letter referred to in the note of June 17.

Joseph C. Green