352.1121 Blodgett, Walton/145: Telegram

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

52. Publication in the United States of news stories stating that the Military Auditor has refused to approve the verdict of acquittal in the Mallorca case and that the case has been referred to the Supreme Court has disturbed public opinion and we are receiving anxious inquiries from relatives of the five Americans. When, in your opinion, may the Supreme Court’s decision be expected? Your handling of this case has been admirable and we shall be guided by your recommendations in regard to further representations to the Spanish authorities.