File No. 817.51/975


President Chamorro called me to his office this morning and asked me to request urgently that the Department so arrange it that he shall receive out of the first payment at least 250,000 dollars to make up balance of 500,000 dollars to pay back salaries in accordance with his request in my January 12, 4 p.m. as the Congress and employees of the Government have patiently waited to be paid and he feels it his bounden duty to see to it that they receive their money.

He also [apparent omission] that the Department please advise him as soon as possible as to this matter and also regarding his counter proposition to plan of the Department as he desires to adjourn Congress as soon as possible since its protracted session is adding very much to the expense of the Government.