711.21/469: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Colombia (Philip)

Your No. 82, June 8, 10 a.m.

Confidential from Johnson. Mr. Polk has reason to believe that Senators Lodge and Knox, and the democratic members of the Foreign Affairs Committee favor the amended treaty and that the Committee on Foreign Relations would have reported favorably on the treaty, had not such action been delayed by discussions and resolutions in the Senate regarding the Peace Treaty and the advisability of separating the League of Nations Covenant from it. At the present moment, therefore, it is a little difficult to form an opinion as to when action may be expected on Colombian Treaty.

The statement in the Diario Nacional that the Colombian Treaty had been discussed in the United States Senate on the 31st ultimo, with unfavorable results, utterly lacks foundation as the treaty has not yet been discussed in the Senate.