810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./58: Telegram

The Minister in Guatemala (Geissler) to the Secretary of State

49. Referring to the Department’s telegram of April 18, 7 p.m. MacGregor appears to have been making considerable progress but encountered delay because of consideration given by Council of State to question whether Gordon contract (see despatch No. 174158) interferes, and subsequently by impending reorganization of Council of State.

April 20 in personal interview I requested the President to receive him again. MacGregor says that the President and the Minister of Fomento have assured him that they will sign the contract when returned by the Council. He hopes to get contract signed within 10 days and requests that the company be informed that because of Guatemalan censorship he is not cabling but that he is writing fully.

Full details by mail.

  1. Not printed; it was dated Dec. 24, 1927, and informed the Department that under date of Dec. 19, 1927, an aviation contract had been awarded by the Guatemalan authorities to Victor D. Gordon, an American citizen. (File No. 814.796 Gordon, Victor D./4)