740.00112A EW/5–2345: Circular telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics Except Brazil and Peru

Eastern Hemisphere minor offenders (Class A) will be deleted in forthcoming supplement. In general Department considers deletions should not be made in European lists without corresponding reductions in lists for American republics.

Without awaiting special instructions mentioned in paragraph 2 circular airgram April 2842 please cable immediately, by referring to a categorization already in Department if possible, Class A offenders43 which can be deleted in forthcoming supplement. Please submit report44 even though special instructions may suggest virtual withdrawal [Page 345] in forthcoming supplement so that Class A can be deleted in event virtual withdrawal does not materialize. If all Class A names already have been deleted please report this fact.

  1. Post, p. 661.
  2. For categorization, see circular airgram of April 28, 4:15 p.m., p. 663.
  3. The Chargé in Panama in telegram 499, May 29, 1945, 3 p.m., concurred in the hard core list as proposed by the Department (740.00112A EW/5–2945). In telegram 177, May 29, 1945. 3 p.m., the Ambassador in Haiti agreed to the removal of all names from the Proclaimed List except 10 persons (740.38112A/5–2945). The Ambassador in the Dominican Republic reported in his telegram 213, May 30, 1945, 2 p.m., that no spearheads remained in that country (740.00112A/5–3045). The reply from Honduras, airgram 132, May 31, 1945, indicated 22 eases that should remain on the list (740.00112A/5–3145). The Ambassador in Nicaragua recommended in despatch 390, November 6, 1945, that in deference to the wishes of Nicaraguan authorities, no person or firm be deleted whose assets had been liquidated and converted into government bonds (740.00112A/11–645).