740.00112A EW/7–745: Telegram

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

5809. Immediately following telegram contains PL Corn’s statement of hard core criteria except for final concluding pgh, which was omitted in order to avoid coding: “The paramount aim is to arrive at reduced List consisting of worst offenders. These criteria are intended merely to serve that aim; their application to cases should not be regarded as end in itself.” You are instructed to cable text, together with above pgh to appropriate missions in L[ondon] C[oordination] A [rea] and instruct them to forward their recommendations to you and Dept at once. To facilitate subsequent communciations, suggest use of number system employed between London and Dept in arriving at Class A.

With regard suggestions urtel 6864 July 747 for selecting Class B deletions and hard core, Dept proposes following:

[Here follow details on staffing requirements and administrative details for selecting Class B deletions and hard core.]

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