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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1947. The British Commonwealth; Europe
(1947)

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THE MARSHALL PLAN
in food, may be found necessary). This seems to us desirable way to
achieve end result both we and participating nations hope can be
achieved.
  Dept believes CEEC under Bevin's and Frank's leadership has
made much progress in short time it has been at work and taking into
account limiting terms of reference. Our friendly aid activities have
been motivated solely by genuine desire to help CEEC help itself and
in response to appeal from CEEC for our views as to form of report.
  All the above may be unnecessary in view of later word on Bevin's
attitude contained your 4951 September 12, paragraph three.
  If Bevin still concerned we would see no objection your making ap-
preciative statement in London if in your judgment this is wise.1
In this connection you should give consideration to probable substan-
tial revision of program which must be made here before it can be
recommended by us or approved by Congress.
                                                          LovETr
 'In telegram 5129, September 23, Ambassador Douglas stated: "In my
judg-
 ment it is not now necessary for me to make a statement." (840.50 Recovery/9-
 2347)
 840.50 Recovery/9-1447: Telegram
 The Ambas8ador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
 SECRET                           PARIS, September 14, 1947-noon.
 3752. In pursuance of the understanding reached at the Executive
 Committee meeting reported my 3709, September 12, 1 p.m., I re-
 viewed yesterday with Marris details of our working arrangements for
 the last week of the Conference. The following procedures were estab-
 lished:
 I. Departmental advisers are reviewing with Conference people
 several of the technical reports. New adjustments will be limited (be-
 cause of the time element) to those which can be made without referral
 to home governments.
 2. Tomorrow Embassy will review with Conference group the entire
 general report, with a view to recommending revisions of a nonpolicy
 character.
 3. On Tuesday evening Conference will discuss with Embassy the
 progress which has been made in meeting the six-policy points re-
 ported my 3709, plus the two other adjustments, (gasoline rationing
 and segregation commodity import requirements by sources of supply)
 reported my 3696, September 11, 5 p.m. A ninth point, commitment re
establishment and maintenance of proper rates of exchange, will also
be discussed.
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