821.51/2674: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia ( Braden ) to the Secretary of State

582. Department’s telegram number 434, November 24, 11 p.m. Draft budget for year beginning January 1, 1942, involves no increase in service charges over present year and Minister of Finance therefore believes it will easily pass whereas to attempt to obtain amortization of $500,000 for 1942 might precipitate debate which due to congressional adjournment within next 4 weeks might imperil entire authorization.