817.00 Woodward Mission/15: Telegram

The Chargé in Nicaragua ( Beaulac ) to the Secretary of State

2. President Moncada yesterday expressed to me personally his great pleasure at Admiral Woodward’s designation as head of the American electoral mission to supervise this year’s presidential elections in Nicaragua. He said he would do everything within his power to cooperate with Admiral Woodward to insure the success of his mission. The Nicaraguan press and people have likewise commented very favorably on Admiral Woodward’s designation. They regard it as a new and hopeful step toward the establishment of permanent stable government in Nicaragua.