882.124a/90: Telegram

The Chargé in Liberia (Reber) to the Secretary of State

113. Department’s telegram No. 742 and Legation’s No. 109. No advice of a reply to the Secretary of the Treasury’s request for the $11,000 from the Fiscal Agent has been received. Dr. Smith is waiting for these funds before reinaugurating his sanitary campaign.

Until the work is begun again it cannot be told whether the President’s assurances of support will be effective and the program successfully concluded. In the meantime Dr. Smith is working on a bill to establish a Public Health Service which, if accepted by the Legislature, would permit the appointment of a foreign medical adviser as its director since no one qualified by its provisions to fill this place is available locally.

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