811.51/6246a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Standley)

836. The Secretary of the Treasury92 today made a request through the Soviet Chargé d’Affaires here that some fairly well-known official [Page 579] of the Soviet Government meet Mr. Morgenthau at Fairbanks, Alaska, and make a statement for use by the Secretary of the Treasury in connection with the present war bond campaign in the United States. Mr. Morgenthau requested that this statement express the interest of the people in Russia in the production of war equipment for use in the offensive against Germany and indicate the necessity for Americans and all peoples of the United Nations to buy war bonds to provide funds for the production of more equipment for this purpose.

The Secretary of the Treasury has asked that you be informed that he has made this request through the Soviet Chargé d’Affaires here. Mr. Morgenthau in connection with the war bond campaign will be on the Pacific Coast within a few days and could easily arrange to fly to Fairbanks to meet the Soviet official for the purpose indicated above.

  1. Henry Morgenthau, Jr.