437.11H23/57: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Cuba (Judah)

54. Your despatch No. 655, May 7, 1929, regarding Harrah claim. Since the statement of the Cuban Secretary of State to you on May 7, that his suggestions regarding the form of the arbitral agreement would be sent to you within a day or two, Department does not understand why they have not been forthcoming. The proposed agreement has been before the foreign office since March 11. Department had expected that once arbitration was agreed upon the setting up of the arbitral machinery would be expedited. The financial distress experienced by the claimant as a result of the destruction of his property is being accentuated by the continued delay in affording him a remedy.

Please take up matted at once with foreign office in the sense of the foregoing and insist that it be given prompt attention.