315/4–2353: Telegram

The United States Representative at the United Nations (Lodge) to the Department of State


633. Re: Hammarskjold appointments with Secretary Dulles and President.

At my luncheon with SYG yesterday he expressed desire call on Secretary Dulles and President before returning Sweden May 10 to wind up personal affairs. I strongly urge these appointments be arranged. Discussion with Secretary and President now may be of great value in orienting him as to US policy and may be most influential in determining positions he will take this summer and at fall GA. Am making this recommendation in spite of heavy appointment schedule [Page 451] confronting both Secretary and President. If possible, Hammarskjold’s-appointment should follow that arranged by Lie by several days.