800.76 Monitoring/500: Airgram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan )

A–378. Your 70, January 13, noon.5 Department entirely agreeable that S. R. Lines, Federal Communications Commission engineer who is now in Venezuela shall serve as instructor to Venezuelan technicians in direction finder project for elimination of clandestine radio stations. He will probably remain in Venezuela for 3 months. While entire direction finder project is under your supervision and under the immediate direction of the United States Military Attaché at Caracas, this Government has no objection provided you concur, to ultimate control of Lines’ official activities by Venezuelan authorities. Please appropriately inform Lines.

Appropriate United States Army officials are being informed with [Page 795] respect to these requirements as they apply to Army representatives who will proceed to Venezuela in connection with direction finder project.

  1. Not printed; it reported that Venezuela accepted a plan proposed by the United States to survey and eliminate clandestine radio.