740.0011 Pacific War/723: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala (Dwyre) to the Secretary of State

217. Foreign Minister has been notified of contents of Department’s circular telegram December 7, 4 p.m. He immediately informed President Ubico. The President sent word to me by Chief of Protocol to say that he personally had taken charge of the situation in Guatemala and had himself communicated with all ports and other strategic locations to insure against possibilities of sabotage. President also said that early tomorrow he would formulate with the Foreign Minister the message to be sent to President Roosevelt.