327. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Herter) to the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (Wilcox)1


I have read your memorandum of May 102 and in general approve its recommendations.

I would like to emphasize the importance of carrying out recommendation 4 that the Department promptly and diligently look into this problem with a view to coming up with a policy which would lead to a solution.

I also want to say that I do not favor going back to Congress, particularly at this time, to seek an even higher percentage of contribution to this agency unless such a step is absolutely unavoidable.

Please try to come up as soon as possible with a plan that would move us ahead on this whole problem which is serious and could cause increasing difficulty.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 320.511/5–1057. Confidential.
  2. Document 323.