822.72 AL 5/39: Telegram

The Chargé in Ecuador (Gade) to the Secretary of State

38. General Enriquez52 last night gave All America Cables an ultimatum requiring payment of $354,000 as settlement of alleged back taxes. If ultimatum which expires on Thursday is not accepted he [Page 555] threatens to seize the Company’s properties. Roosevelt,53 the Vice President of the company, has requested no action from the Legation but merely wishes to keep it informed.

  1. Provisional President of Ecuador.
  2. John K. Roosevelt.