File No. 763.72/10101

The Chargé in Liberia ( Bundy ) to the Secretary of State


Legation informed that French wireless station here has been put in condition to be again operated. Liberian Government has withheld its approval of this procedure and insisted that station be immediately dismantled as its use might invite another submarine attack. [Page 747] Replying French Chargé d’Affaires stated that station had not been operated and would not be operated until instructions were received from French Government to which he had referred controversy. On the 18th over protest of French Chargé d’Affaires Liberian Government through its own agents took down antenna and sealed operating mechanism of station.