812.001C13/122: Telegram

The Ambassador in Mexico ( Clark ) to the Secretary of State

105. Referring to my telegram 104, June 16, 1 p.m.

General Calles and his wife left by special train for Laredo this evening. I will advise of exact time of crossing the border later.
I have consulted Minister of Foreign Affairs as to whether military guard if given by the Department should take train at Nuevo Laredo or Laredo; the Minister says Laredo, Texas, and that the Mexico Government will appreciate such a guard.
General Calles and wife have been given diplomatic visas; I have also given diplomatic visa to General Carlos Riva Palacio but do not know that he is accompanying General Calles though assume he is. It is understood here that physicians will accompany General Calles [Page 758] but no others have applied for visas here nor, so far as I can learn, at the Consulate.
I have instructed our Consul at Nuevo Laredo to report to the Department and to the Embassy his opinion as to whether Valls will try to create trouble.
I have also instructed Consul to request our border officials to facilitate in every way possible border crossing by Calles party.
I suggest the Department similarly instruct the Consul and have Treasury and Labor instruct its representatives to waive technical requirements on entry since General Calles has left on short notice and I am advised under great urgency.
I renew the recommendation made in my telegram under reference, paragraph 4.