837.61351/2928: Telegram

The Chargé in Cuba ( Briggs ) to the Secretary of State

154. For Walmsley.85 The Institute has accepted the modifications of the crop contract (as clarified) and the President will probably this evening issue a press release describing the amendments. A decree will be necessary to give formal effect thereto but in the meantime the Institute will of course continue the necessary steps to limit invert production, et cetera.

Casanova will probably announce tonight that the 1942 crop will be 3,950,000 Spanish long tons instead of the 3,000,000 previously estimated. Mañas tells me that growers’ estimates now compiled total 4,115,000 tons.

  1. Walter N. Walmsley, Jr., Assistant Chief, Division of the American Republics.