811.24 Raw Materials/333: Telegram

The Minister in the Netherlands (Gordon) to the Secretary of State

192. My 187, September 22, 2 p.m.42 Minister of Colonies has just informed me that at present juncture he does not see his way to requesting Rubber Committee to decide on a further last quarter release; he is of the opinion that such further release is not justified either by present expectations of world consumption or by present price level.

The Minister adds that he is prepared to reconsider his standpoint at any time, if rubber prices in the United States should show evidence of a tendency to rise unduly; in such contingency the Minister states that he would not hesitate to take up question of further increase with the Committee on his own initiative.

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