852.75 National Telephone Company/61: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain (Laughlin) to the Secretary of State

95. On my instructions Wiley this morning intimated publication to Ocerín in accordance with your 103 of November 28, 2 p.m. Sub-Secretary made no comment.

Cabinet council held this morning to consider formula for a reply to your note of protest and Ocerín has asked Wiley to visit Foreign Office at 7 p.m.

I think we are making progress. However, suggest that handouts be prepared to make possible immediate publication of note in case of need. Should situation become acute with danger of precipitate action by Cortes, I shall send the Department a flash to go ahead. The Embassy is in constant touch with Rock and working in closest harmony with him.

No news yet in Foreign Office of Cárdenas’ call yesterday on Under Secretary.