Raymond B. Stevens, Vice-Chairman, United States Shipping Board and United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council, George Rublee, United States Representative, Allied Maritime Transport Council and Professor J. A. Field, Staff of United States Shipping Board, to George I. Gay, Commissioner, Planning Division
Chronological Copy. File No. <42-2-4>
Cablegram Sent 17 Sept 1918, Y-11
To Discom New York Serial No. SM 561
Prep. by Curtis D.R.
Shipmission 561. Gay from Field. General Hines Chief Embarkation Service reports hundreds American ships withdrawn from import trades in past month or two and drastic policy of further withdrawal authorized. We have received from you no evidence of such action. Please confirm or explain. Stevens Rublee 190617 SM 561
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.