The Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 6—12:45 a.m.]
7. All petroleum companies included in expropriatory decree of March 18, 193834 and those companies not included therein but named in district court order to appoint appraiser have been declared in “rebeldia” by the First Civil District Court. Companies not included [Page 977] in expropriatory decree were given 10 days to present complaints against their inclusion in the order for appointment of appraiser. This period ends January 12. Indications point to belief that court will not appoint appraiser for companies until after decision on case involving companies not included in expropriatory decree.