The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Soviet Union ( Hamilton )
1199. See your 1061, March 27. Board of War Communications has been considering problem of improving radiotelegraph circuits between United States and U. S. S. R. and it has recommended that the desired improvement be effected by utilizing the American-owned and operated facilities of Mackay Radio at Algiers, and R.C.A. communications [Page 963] at Naples for the relaying of traffic between the United States and the U.S.S.R.
Will you please ascertain immediately from the appropriate Soviet authorities whether this meets with their approval and advise the Department as soon as possible. Meanwhile authorization is being requested on behalf of Mackay to relay traffic from Algiers to Moscow. No such authorization is necessary in connection with the R.C.A. station at Naples.
[For the text of the report dated May 22, 1944, by Under Secretary of State Stettinius to the Secretary of State concerning his conversations in London between April 7 and 29, which included discussions on current political topics involving the Soviet Union, see volume III, pages 1 ff.]