540.61B3/265: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Geneva ( Bucknell )

103. Your despatch 324 Political, August 15, 1938.3 For Everett. Conference re moving picture films convention.

You are authorized to agree to the proposal that the International Committee on Intellectual Co-operation shall be substituted for the International Educational Cinematographic Institute in Articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12 and 13 of the convention of 1933.
As the United States has not ratified the convention provision should be made in the protocol for signature thereof by countries which have “signed” the convention in order that the protocol will be in form for signature by you and by plenipotentiaries of other signatory countries which have not ratified it, as well as by countries that are “bound” by the convention as is now provided in the protocol.
You are instructed, therefore, to endeavor to have the words “signatory of or” inserted before “bound” in line 2 of Article 4 and the last line of Articles 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the protocol (next to the last line of Articles 2 and 3 of mimeographed copy received from the [Page 968] Secretary General through the Legation). The text at these places will then read “any Member of the League or non-Member State signatory of or bound by the convention.”
This Government does not have any proposals to make in regard to the amendment of the convention otherwise than as provided in the draft protocol. If other proposals for amendment are brought forward they should unless time will not permit be referred to the Department for instructions.
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