718.1311/113: Telegram

The Minister in Guatemala (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State

79. Referring to my telegram number 78, November 17, 2 p.m. Minister of Foreign Affairs has just shown me a telegram he received last evening from Costa Rican Minister for Foreign Affairs stating that he was leaving on the next Panama mail steamer and would reach Guatemala November 25th to talk with President Ubico.

I told Skinner Klee that according to my information the purpose of the visit was to arrange for the denunciation of the 1923 treaties and the recognition of General Martínez.

He was disgusted at this and pointed out that never were the treaties more necessary in Central America than at the present moment. He cannot understand why President Jiménez whose own government is so weak should have raised the question.