255. Memorandum From the Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Waugh)1

This morning the President handed me his handwritten memorandum as follows:

“I talked to the ‘Sugar Beet Senators and Congressmen’.

Told them we would not displace or vitiate present agreements.
State and Agriculture would study requirements of future and develop an agreed program.
No objection to putting in bill this year (in fact, I think this necessary) but first statement will be (1) above.”

John Foster Dulles2
  1. Source: Department of State, Sugar Files: Lot 65 D 212, Revision of Sugar Act, 1955, Mem. Con. II. Confidential. Drafted by Dulles; also addressed to Holland.
  2. Printed from a copy which bears this typed signature.