852.75 National Telephone Co./338: Telegram

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

69. Referring to my telegram No. 66, April 9, 6 p.m., paragraph 15, I have since conferred with the officials of the telephone company who reaffirm to me their previous statements that it would be physically impossible to prepare an audited balance sheet of the company within a period of 3 weeks, that it is in fact a question of months and that the failure of the company to have the balance sheet now ready arises from the refusal of the Government to give the American auditing officers liberty of action in its affairs.