840.50 Recovery/11–1847: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Embassy in Italy

2385. For Allen1 from Dort2. Although discussions in Congressional committees have not yet been conclusive present trend would indicate Interim Aid will be handled through existing relief machinery and terms of act will require establishment of mission in Paris. Appears quite possible act may be passed within two weeks. Will endeavor commence French shipments at earliest possible moment. Sent Rome as 2385 repeated to Paris as Depts 4258. [Dort.]

  1. Richard F. Allen, Field Administrator, U.S. Foreign Relief Program.
  2. Dallas W. Dort, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs.