The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 5—3:03 p.m.]
631. From the American representatives at the Sugar Council. Department’s 406, October 2, 2 p.m. From the discussion this afternoon in the Council on the Statistical Committee’s report it is evident that the feeling against the allotments to Peru and the Dominican Republic under article 9c is one of apprehension and some bitterness. The Polish delegate who is Chairman of the Statistical Committee and the British delegate did not hesitate to refer to assurances said to have been given to Mr. Norman Davis15 that the quantities to be allotted under article 7 c by the United States would be “small”. The Secretary stated privately that Mr. Hutson assured her16 that the figure of 20,000 tons referred to in my 620, September 28, 7 p.m., would not be challenged in the United States.
A more complete report will be telegraphed tomorrow when the discussion of the statistical report will be resumed and presumably finished.
If it is possible a statement of the United States Government’s attitude which could be read at tomorrow’s meeting would be highly desirable. [Johnson and Taylor.]