747.47H/12: Telegram

The Minister in Australia ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State

25. Reference Department’s 10, February 1, 6 p.m. I presented text of message to Prime Minister Curtin at noon today. Apparently Minister External Affairs had not informed Prime Minister of my conversation with him on January 21 communicating our ideas.

Curtin authorized me to assure you that there is no immediacy involved in plan for calling conference and stated that he would give me a considered reply shortly.