812.6363/1281: Telegram

The Chargé in Mexico (Summerlin) to the Secretary of State

124. Pani’s informal note, the substance of which was telegraphed in my November 17, 1 p.m., my informal memorandum embodying the Department’s observations contained in its telegram 169 November 11, 6 p.m. and previous personal and informal correspondence (the last of no particular importance in the matter) was submitted by the Secretary of the Interior to the Chamber of Deputies last evening and published in full as a grave international incident in today’s local press. The matter was the subject of apparently inspired patriotic political speeches in Chamber of Deputies in support of General Obregón’s stand regarding what is termed as an attempt by the United States to censor proposed Mexican legislation. …