710.F/124: Telegram

The Chargé in Cuba (Curtis) to the Secretary of State

109. Your number 87, November 10, 6 p.m. Minister of Foreign Affairs informs me that the Secretariat of the League of Nations was consulted concerning the strictly mechanical preparations for the Conference and Rodriguez was anxious to come to Habana to assist but … Cuban Government has refused to allow him to come in any but a purely personal capacity. It has been absolutely impossible to find any competent interpreters in Cuba and the League has therefore been asked whether some of its interpreters could be obtained as individuals to serve during the period of the Conference, subject to there being no objection on the part of any other members of the Conference. He stated that no official of the League had been invited to come to Cuba in any capacity whatsoever.