811.20 Defense (M)/15936a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Haiti (Chapin)

207. For SHADA from RDC. Word has been received from the Haitian Government that return of leased lands to the peasants is to be handled by SHADA. In view of urgency expressed by the Haitian Government for such return please proceed as rapidly as practical in accordance with the terms of the contract and the leases between SHADA and the owners. Continue temporarily, however, lease on Gonaives property16 and the pilot experimental plots to be selected by Dr. Curtis. Also on all leases on which contract properties have been developed or stored. [RDC.]

  1. Experimental and production work was officially terminated at the Gonaives Experimental Station by the Rubber Development Corporation on April 1, 1945.