800.50 T.A./1–2849

The Secretary of State to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget (Pace)

My Dear Mr. Pace: The President has asked me to set up a small committee to work on the development of a detailed program to implement his “Point Four” proposal for assistance to other peoples in [Page 762]their efforts to raise their standards of living. I am asking the following agencies and departments to designate representatives to serve on this Committee, under the chairmanship of the Department of State: Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor, Economic Cooperation Administration and Federal Security Agency. I should appreciate it if you would designate a representative to serve as an observer on this Committee. It is anticipated that the Committee will begin its work immediately.1

Sincerely yours,

Dean Acheson
  1. Similar letters were sent to the other concerned cabinet officers and agency heads and collectively effected the activation of the Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Technical Assistance (ACTA).