832.73/171: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil ( Morgan ) to the Acting Secretary of State

Department’s June 21, 4 p.m. Please inform Central and [South] American Telegraph Company that in my judgement their matter [Page 195] should be presented to Foreign Office on the following lines: request for registration by Tribunal de Contas of 1919 northern concession for cable to Cuba and request to Minister of Public Works for reconsideration of decision in regard to new southern concessions, the clauses of which would eliminate objections of Tribunal de Contas to registration of 1917 southern concessions. Registration of latter concession should not be pressed at this time.

It is my opinion furthermore that while Buchanan should remain in full charge of company’s Brazilian business the employment of Carney should continue. His familiarity with local cable situation cannot at present be dispensed with.