837.00/1953: Telegram

The Representative on Special Mission in Cuba ( Crowder ) to the Acting Secretary of State

1. I have held extensive conference with both Zayas9 and Gómez10 and with adherents of each. I understand in sufficient detail the status of the contested election cases before the court. I have a plan for expediting court action which I will formulate tonight and submit to President Menocal tomorrow morning. In brief outline it means rules of procedure to be promulgated by the Central Electoral Board governing courts in their hearings of these cases. I have given preliminary consideration to congested dock situation and to financial matters.

  1. Dr. Alfredo Zayas, Vice President of the Republic of Cuba; Liga Coalition candidate for President.
  2. Gen. Jose Miguel Gémez, ex-President of the Republic of Cuba; Liberal candidate for President.