163 Evatt to Hodgson
Cablegram E21 WASHINGTON, 22 April 1943, 3 a.m.
IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET HODGSON FOR SIR KEITH MURDOCH  ALONE
1. I am somewhat concerned at reported Melbourne Sun leading
article endorsing the view of Elmer Davis regarding Australia's
peril and paper's comment thereon.  I have never referred to
Australia's peril in an exaggerated way and I cannot help
wondering whether this has been made clear. I have tried my utmost
to keep this matter on the rails and present the case in a
judicial manner. Official quarters are satisfied that this has
been done. I am sure that you will take care to understand my
difficulties and not allow any one to increase them. Indeed the
advice of Heymanson  here has been most helpful.
2. Regarding Wendell Willkie , as you know from Heymanson I am
confident that the League's objective is attained. This is not an
easy matter because Wendell Willkie does not wish to receive
official rebuke, therefore prefers a waiting game. 
The President is away and will not be back for some little time. I
am sure you will agree that it will be happier for all concerned
if the matter can be arranged by me without the possibility of
recrimination. Please tell me your views.
3. Both messages are personal to yourself. Best wishes.