822.796/251: Telegram

The Minister in Ecuador ( Long ) to the Secretary of State

253. My telegram No. 248, October 26, 4 p.m. As was expected, the Sedta is actively doing all it can to build up public opinion against competitive internal air service. It is important that inauguration by Panagra begin without loss of time. Their plane is at Guayaquil awaiting orders. President of Ecuador asked this morning when service would start. He hoped it would be as soon as possible.

Could Department kindly wire me or have Panagra New York office cable Vidal when service may begin.