852.75 National Telephone Co./307: Telegram

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

260. The matters discussed in the Consulate General’s telegram of December 20, 4 p.m.,18 to the Department have not been mentioned to the Embassy by any member of the Spanish Government. I am unable to account for this curious method of approaching our Government on an important matter and I will of course take no action whatsoever prior to its being brought to my attention through the proper channels. Parenthetically, my views as to the extension of credits to Spain as expressed in the Embassy’s 232, November 19, 9 a.m., and 252, December 14, 7 p.m., are further strengthened by the situation portrayed in my telegram 258, December 22, 11 a.m., and 259, December 22, noon.

Repeated to Consul General.

Weddell
  1. Not printed. In this telegram the Consul General at Barcelona reported that the Civil Governor at Barcelona, after a conversation with Serrano Suner, Spanish Minister of the Interior, had approached him as to the possibility of a loan for essential foodstuffs and raw materials in the amount of approximately $160,000,000 (852.51/468).