REPRODUCED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES DECLASSIFIED Althority Stateletter lahz Hey me, NARA C2:0 2498. 2687, October 9, Noon. SECTION THREE. from San Jose.
traditional and unshakeable Costa Rican faith in religion, family and property.
While our conversation was unreservedly friendly, detected an undercurrent sympathy of remarks that he and the President feel that the time has come for action on our part (he said one clear cut statement on our part should be sufficient to remove Entirely from this campaign the issue of our alleged interference, displeasure, et cetera. While he admitted the delicacy of our position at this tine, he was blunt in stating that in as much as the current rumors involved the President of the Republic and the Government with which We are dealing, as well as the impartiality of our own motives and policies, he thought a policy of silence on our part was difficult to justify. END OF MESSAGE)