800.014 Antarctic/198

Memorandum by Mr. Hugh S. Cumming, Jr., of the Division of European Affairs

Dr. Gruening telephoned me today and said that he had received a memorandum from the President directing that American activities [Page 8] in the Antarctic be known as “The United States Antarctic Service”.

The President preferred not to use the word “Expedition” since that contemplated a more or less temporary rather than permanent interest on the part of the United States in the Antarctic.