831.6363/10–3145: Telegram

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

711. Reurtel 1020, Oct 31, 1 p.m. Suggestion made by Dept that you “thank” Betancourt on appropriate occasion derived from consensus of opinion expressed to us by interested companies including Standard President. We agreed with this as convenient way of tying in reported public assurances made.

When you see Betancourt near future same result might be just as effectively secured in any manner you deem adequate in course of your proposed conversation with him.