Memorandum of Conversation, by the Acting Secretary of State
At the President’s request I went to the White House at 9:30 Sunday morning, September 30. The President got the Secretary on the telephone and explained to him our recommendations as contained in my memorandum of conversation dated September 29.16 I gathered that the Secretary agreed with the President’s statement that he approved the postponement of the Rio Conference. The President then put me on the wire with the Secretary to whom I repeated [Page 160] the recommendations. The Secretary instructed me to proceed with efforts to postpone the conference taking the matter up first with the Brazilian Government.
- Supra. Secretary of State Byrnes was attending the Council of Foreign Ministers in London.↩