810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./238: Telegram

The Minister in Colombia (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

15. Department’s telegram number 5 of January 18, noon. Today’s press carries sensational headlines to the effect that Lindbergh is coming to Barranquilla this week for Pan American Airways and that Mendez may be sent to meet him.

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[Paraphrase.] The Colombian authorities apparently believe the report which will unquestionably have a bearing on their attitude toward the Pan American survey. I therefore respectfully urge that Colonel Lindbergh be prepared to proceed to Barranquilla should permission for the survey be granted tomorrow as the Minister for Foreign Affairs now hopes. [End paraphrase.]