816.01/360: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala ( Lawton ) to the Acting Secretary of State

1. Your 1, January 12, 5 p.m., and 3, January 15, 2 [1] p.m. Acting Foreign Minister has just informed me that President Ubico is notifying President Sacasa at once that he agrees to his plan and will be glad to fix date for recognition announcement. Apparently Crisanto Sacasa gave President Ubico the impression that the plan was suggested to President Sacasa by the American Government which at first caused unfavorable reaction as President Ubico felt that if the suggestion came from Washington it should have been made to him rather than to President Sacasa. However, I feel that I have corrected that impression by assurances that the plan was wholly initiated by Nicaraguan Government. Acting Foreign Minister made clear that Guatemalan agreement was chiefly due to the Department’s sympathetic attitude toward plan.

Repeated to Central American Missions.