299. Editorial Note

On October 28, Secretary Dulles began the day with a staff meeting at 9:15 a.m. with all the members of the delegation. Following this he met with Francis Russell at 9:40 and at 11:15 with Foreign Minister Macmillan at the latter’s villa to discuss the Middle East. At 12:40, he participated in a meeting with MacArthur and Bowie on disarmament and, following lunch with Secretary of Defense Wilson, met with five members of the delegation to discuss presentation of the German problem. At 3 p.m., while Dulles was meeting with McCardle, Bowie discussed disarmament with his counterparts in the British and French Delegations. The Secretary then held a press conference which was over in time for the second meeting of the Foreign Ministers at 4 p.m. The second session ended at 7:20 following which Suydam held a press briefing and Secretary Dulles met with Phleger, Merchant, and Ambassador Johnson to discuss China. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 568, Chron–6)

No records of the meeting with Russell, the meeting on disarmament, the meeting on the German problem, the meeting with McCardle, or the meeting on China have been found in Department of State files. A memorandum of Bowie’s conversation on disarmament and the delegation telegraphic summary of the second meeting of the Foreign Ministers follow. For Johnson’s report (Letter no. 16, November 1) on the discussion of China, see volume III, page 149. Records of all the other meetings are in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 568, Chron–6.