814.00/301: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala (Thurston) to the Acting Secretary of State

See my despatch number 754 dated April 7th. Bishop Pinol yesterday delivered address to abnormally large audience in the principal church, during which it is reported he said approximately following words:

“The United States fought the greatest war of the world from purely disinterested motives, striving only to destroy the evils of tyrannies. Let us hope our proximity to that great nation will result in amelioration our situation here.”

Other similar addresses are announced for the near future. Will keep Department accurately informed.