303. Editorial Note

On October 29, Secretary Dulles began the day with a full staff meeting at 9:15 a.m. At 10 he discussed the Middle East with Ambassador Byroade and Francis Russell, and at 11 the Middle East, trade controls, and conference strategy with Pinay and Macmillan at the latter’s villa. Then Dulles returned to the delegation conference room for a meeting with his senior staff members on East-West contacts at 12:30 p.m. At 3 he attended the third meeting of the Foreign Ministers at the Palais des Nations.

Following this session Dulles again met with his senior staff at 5:45, with Macmillan at 5:50, and with Pinay at 6. At 7:45 he briefly discussed East-West contacts with William Jackson and MacArthur, and then received a courtesy call by Ambassador Bonbright. At the same time Suydam held the daily press briefing and Merchant and Kidd informed Blankenhorn of the progress made during the day. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 569)

Records of the third session and the meeting with Blankenhorn are printed as Documents 305 and 306. Records of the full staff meeting, the tripartite ministerial meeting, and Suydam’s press briefing are in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF [Page 644] 569. A telegraphic report on the discussion on trade controls was transmitted to the Department of State in Secto 72. No records of the other meetings have been found in Department of State files.