819.011/9–1945: Telegram

The Chargé in Panama ( Donnelly ) to the Secretary of State

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.

Donnelly