817.00/2983: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua ( Ramer )

57. Your November 20, 2 p.m., and Department’s November 23, 3 p.m.

This Government is gratified to note that President Martinez has no objection to having Dodds and assistants visit Nicaragua to aid in starting the enforcement of the new electoral law. It believes that Dodds should be in Nicaragua during the registration period and that arrangements should immediately be made to make sure of his services. It is understood that Dodds is holding himself in readiness to go to Nicaragua but that he must know within a very short time, in order to make necessary arrangements. Please discuss this matter at once with the Nicaraguan Government and ascertain definitely whether the Nicaraguan Government wishes to pay Dodds’ salary and expenses or to avail itself of your offer that this Government should bear the expense.