852.75 National Telephone Co./274: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain ( Weddell ) to the Secretary of State

104. The Department’s 46, July 1, 3 p.m. On June 30 I sent a letter to Jordana reminding him of the memorandum he promised me on June 22 reported in my telegram 87, June 22, 8 p.m. I have had no word from him as yet and frankly fear his lack of power to do anything regarding the case of Colonel Behn or the Telephone Company. Consequently if I receive nothing from Jordana by the end [Page 837] of this week and unless the Department perceives objection I intend to make a formal request to see Franco as soon as possible to discuss these matters.10

  1. In telegram No. 48, July 5, 6 p.m., the Department expressed approval of the Ambassador’s idea to go to Franco direct, but suggested that he make formal request without waiting until the end of the week (852.75 National Telephone Co./276).