George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division, to Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, United States Shipping Board and United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council
Chronological Copy. File No.
Cablegram Received June <1, 1918.> 10201 TOH
Origin Opnav, Washington. Ser. No. B. N. 141
C-3 2 June
Boards Navy 141. For Stevens from Gay. Your 191. Clear up situation referred to in our 130. Our South American East Coast now stripped bare of shipping though Franklin now allocating more tonnage. Our exports will be confined to vessels bringing essential imports. We are not suggesting tonnage additional to this but in order to allay anxiety of exporters here we asked you what provisions possible for fair adjusting of exports between Allies. We are discussing with Fisher agreement as to coal exports to South America which will be cabled to you after conferences here and approval of War Trade Board. 09001
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.