The Secretary of State to the Minister in Panama (South)
7. Commander 15th Naval District, C. Z., has been instructed by Navy Department to put into operation a schedule of telephone broadcasting for benefit of Panamans from a naval radio station under his command. You are instructed to consult Canal authorities and suggest to them that they put into force regulations which will permit the installation of receiving sets only subject to such restrictive measures as may be deemed essential to the protection of the Canal. Said regulations should be issued without delay, and if [Page 702] possible before the arrival of the receiving sets mentioned by you. Such a course will obviate necessity of protest.