562.8F4/52: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State

856. From Delegates to Whaling Conference. Reference Department’s 620, 25th. Final session of Conference met today and Final Act was signed by all delegates with exception of Australian who had not yet received instructions. Conference set February 7th for signing of Protocol with provision for signature up to February 14th by delegates whose powers do not arrive by 7th. Australia also has until 14th to sign final Act. All delegates present except Australian and American had powers to sign Protocol.

Dr. Kellogg can obtain passage on plane leaving prior to February 7th and will do so unless urgently instructed to contrary.