815.00/2670: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Honduras ( Morales )

35. Your 73, August 27, 10 a.m.

The Department would be willing to consider a conference such as you suggest if it were convinced that such a conference would be profitable. It does not, however, perceive any advantage in holding a conference unless the Government of Honduras is prepared to take such effective measures as will assure all parties that the Government does not intend to impose a candidate in the forthcoming elections. You will ascertain from President Lopez Gutierrez what measures the Government is prepared to adopt should a conference such as you propose be held.

Phillips