810.79611 Pan American Airways, Inc./282: Telegram

The Minister in Panama (South) to the Secretary of State

12. Department’s 37, May 16, 6 p.m., 1928.14 My 9, February 25, 10 a.m.14 MacGregor, of Pan American Airways, submitted to Panaman Government this afternoon contract for air mail and also for a general aviation concession which he hopes to have concluded [Page 553] at Cabinet meeting one week hence. MacGregor states contract is similar to those already concluded with Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, of which the Department has copies. Exact copy also in hands of New York office Pan American Airways.

While MacGregor states Department has been informed of his intention to submit such a contract to Panama, I am bringing the matter to the Department’s attention in view of its apparent inconsistency with plan now being studied for the joint control of aviation in the Republic. Request instructions as to my proper attitude in the premises, and MacGregor requests that his Washington office be informed of such action as Department may take.

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