839.00/2270a suppl.: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic (Russell)

45. Department’s December 11, 1 p.m.

Upon further study of the situation, the Department is considering the advisability of having the following nine Dominicans appointed members of the Commission referred to in the Proclamation: Monseñor Adolfo Alejandro Nouel; Dr. Francisco J. Peynado; Don Federico Velasquez y Hernandez; Dr. Jacinto R. de Castro; Dr. Enrique Jiminez; Dr. Emilio Prud’homme; Dr. Rafael J. Castillo; Don Mario Fermin Cabral; Don Emilio Tejera.

You will note that all political factions will be represented if the Commission is constituted in this manner and that in addition, the most prominent Dominicans in public life will likewise be included. [Page 149]The Department desires that you cable at once your opinion as to the desirability of appointing these individuals to form a Commission.

The Department is likewise considering the appointment of Judge Otto Schoenrich as Technical Adviser to the Commission. Please cable your views as to the advisability of this appointment and inform the Department of any recommendations in this connection which you may desire to make.

Davis