819.011/9–1945: Telegram

The Chargé in Panama (Donnelly) to the Secretary of State

851. The committee studying proposed constitution will vote today on articles relating to nationalization of commerce. While proposed compromise represents a substantial improvement over original draft, the President has again informed me that he still feels that nationalization of commerce should take the form of separate legislation and [Page 1274] that he will use his influence in this direction at the appropriate time.