File No. No. 763.72112Aml/59

The Chargé in Honduras ( Curtis) to the Secretary of State


President this afternoon in the presence of De Hart and others stated to me that as soon as favorable decision by the War Trade Board was received he would open traffic between Amapala and San Lorenzo to every one. He had earlier assured De Hart that if he could get the bulk of this in open competition the National Agency would withdraw entirely.

Please use every effort to get the War Trade Board to render an early decision as delays are arousing official and public resentment here.