118 Evatt to Beasley (in Philadelphia)
To Mr. Beasley from Dr. Evatt.
Your reports 4  and 5. 
(1) It does not appear likely that Government delegates can sign
an employment agreement at present I.L.O. conference when not so
authorised by their Governments. I assume the United States
delegates want decide the general principles of an agreement to be
recommended to Governments for subsequent consideration. I agree
we should not oppose their wish but on the contrary do everything
to further such a recommendation suggesting-
(A) That I.L.O. take some part in machinery for implementing
(B) That lead is due to Australian Government.
(2) My statement  tonight followed criticism by Menzies 
that you were taking steps independent of, and unauthorised by,
(3) My Press statement is contained in my immediately following
(4) Please make full use of my statement.
(5) You are doing a very good job-you can't have an omelette
without breaking eggs.
Nash wants very close watching as he is an uncertain friend to