337 Evatt to Burton
Cablegram E4 NEW YORK, 17 September 1947, 5.24 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET
Reference your E.11. 
Spaak and I saw Marshall this morning and in view of reports regarding the United Kingdom  we made a joint request of the United States to nominate a third party. Marshall said the President must approve but he had no doubt the United States would act.  Our nominations, therefore, are very important and I would think on many grounds Kirby would be easily the best man.
Failing him Eaton might be a good choice. Do not think Reed or Simpson would be satisfactory for this job as function is one of conciliation not arbitration. Blakeley might be possibility.