840.48/2–2245: Telegram

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

393. Memorandum on problem of relief supplies for Europe was delivered to Secretary by Eden on last day of Crimea Conference with request that Molotov and Secretary consider the problem [Page 1071] promptly. No indication whether comparable memorandum delivered to Molotov.

[Here follows summary of memorandum printed on page 1067.]

Please advise Department whether this matter has been discussed with you and whether you have personnel who could conduct such discussions. Also Department would appreciate any views as to Soviet attitude toward distribution of food surpluses from areas uncovered by Soviet armies and any other comments on the Eden proposal.