320/12–1251: Telegram

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


Delga 637. For Hickerson from Hall. Re contributions. Strong reaction in USGADel to defeat Comte Five likely reduce support UN and foreign aid programs. My view major reason defeat was untenable position believed to be required by statute. Serious consideration should be given proposal separate message reintroduce Canadian proposal in order improve position next session of Congress. I believe Canadian proposal can be pushed through if strong representations made in various capitals, [garble] Dept also may wish to view vote with alarm in next contact with press. [Hall.]