814.51/286: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Guatemala (Thurston)

Your April 23, 5 p.m.

Additional issue of sixty millions paper will make ultimate reform of currency much more difficult and should be prevented if possible. It is left to your discretion to make such representations to President Estrada as you think most likely to dissuade him from signing bill in question, referring to interest which United States feels and has shown in establishing currency of Guatemala on a gold basis.