852.75 National Telephone Co./278: Telegram

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

128. I saw Behn in St. Jean de Luz yesterday evening. He has just returned from Berlin where he did not see either Goering or the Minister of Posts, the former being absent and the latter he was informed being “disinclined to see him” although his informants said this could be arranged if he insisted.

Behn was informed by highly reliable sources in Berlin that the commission which went from Germany to Spain last January to study the consolidation of telegraph and telephone lines, et cetera, had submitted its report which was now under study in the Spanish Ministry of the Interior and that an early decision was anticipated.

Behn expressed a growing uneasiness lest a decree issue defining and restating relations between Government and company which would inter alia eliminate all Americans from the management.