339.115 General Motors Export Co./13: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic (Schoenfeld)
13. Your 24, April 20, 11 a.m. Cable from Marcus has been delivered to the Penn Tobacco Company.
Please call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and leave with him a memorandum in the following words:
“The Penn Tobacco Company, an American Company which states that it owns 50 per cent of the stock of the Dominican Tobacco Company, has advised the Government of the United States of its apprehension that measures being taken against the latter company by the Dominican authorities may prejudice the interests of the Penn Tobacco Company.
The Government of the United States would appreciate information concerning any steps being taken against the Dominican Tobacco Company, and is of course confident that no action will be taken which would discriminate against or otherwise prejudice the interests of the Penn Tobacco Company.”