File No. 819.74/55a.

The Secretary of State to Minister Price.


On account of the war in Europe and the possibility of the Canal Zone being drawn into the sphere of active operations, it is absolutely essential that the United States exercise immediate monopoly of all wireless stations in the Republic of Panama and control the radio equipment of all ships in the territorial waters of Panama.

You are instructed to bring the importance of this matter to the attention of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and to request that the Panaman Government issue immediate orders in this sense.