320/12–851: Telegram

The United States Representative at the United Nations ( Austin ) to the Secretary of State


Delga 571. Re contributions, Delga 565.1 Auth to modify positions stated SD/A/C.5/1702 in line decisions last USGADel meeting requested. Modifications requested follow:

US shld state opening session reasons for reduction US contribution to 33⅓ percent, request favorable consideration without tabling specific proposal.
If compromise offered by other delegations either as to percentage US contribution or firm application of ceiling next year. USGADel shld give favorable consideration to vote abstention with statement indicating abstention in no way increases or changes existing charter obligation to make payment.
If no compromise forthcoming, USGADel shld determine whether negative vote or abstention shld be recorded. Discussions Roosevelt, Vorys and Mansfield with Rooney Comite indicate package deal unacceptable to Appropriations Comite.

Necessary speak Monday on contributions and authorization urgently requested.

  1. See footnote 1, supra.
  2. Dated October 18, 1951, p. 166.