821.51/1734: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Colombia ( Dawson )

75. Your telegrams No. 86 of November 5 and No. 88 of November 11. As President Olaya told you that “he is distinctly opposed to legislation causing suspension of present foreign debt service” either directly or through failure to include necessary appropriations in the budget, the Department assumes that he will use his influence to have the appropriation restored when the budget bill is returned to the House. Is final passage of a budget bill probable?

The Department hopes that Olaya will likewise strongly oppose the bill discussed in paragraph 2 of your No. 88.

Phillips