The Chargé in Panama (Donnelly) to the Secretary of State
[Received 3:09 p.m.]
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.