The Ambassador in Panama (Davis) to the Secretary of State
Subject: Army Memorandum Regarding Employment Practices in Canal Zone
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s airgram No. A–793 of October 29, 19481 reporting the announcement in the local press that a full-scale study of all labor problems in the Canal Zone was being conducted as a result of a letter addressed to the Secretary of Defense by the Secretary of State and to the Embassy’s despatch No. 672 of November 15, 19481 entitled “Army’s Reclassification Act Affecting Non-United States Citizens in the Canal Zone” and to forward attached a copy of a memorandum, with enclosure,2 prepared for and forwarded to the Secretary of the Army by the Commander in Chief, Caribbean Command, subject: “Canal Zone Personnel Problems”, which apparently constitutes a study of present employment and personnel practices in the Canal Zone undertaken as a direct result of the Secretary of State’s letter to the Secretary of Defense.
Second Secretary of Embassy