611.1831/137: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Costa Rica ( Collins )

56. Your telegram No. 73, November 20, 11 a.m. Trade Agreement Committee meeting is set for Monday morning and we expect at that time to settle liquor concessions, prospect for which now seems favorable. If you feel that with these additional concessions it should be possible to obtain the 50 centimo rate on lard we believe a few days’ further delay will be worth while. If, however, you feel the 55 centimo rate is apt to be the best obtainable under any circumstances and the events you report threaten to upset the negotiations making immediate action imperative we will endeavor to speed Committee action and instruct you tomorrow.

Endeavor to have a reply to this message reach Department early tomorrow morning.