April 25 Tuesday 1933

In conversation with Va… he (V) tells me that Q’s attitude towars the bill ws influenced not so much by its provisions but by the growing resentment towards OsRox dating as far back as early 1931 when lying in Monrovia rumours reached him that OsRox were trying to dethrone him.  OsRox mistake last year was in not going home in July when Q summoned them to el in the reorganization Act.  Q seized that psychological opportunity to strengthen his forces.

Conferences were held all morning in Quezon’s suite, only absentees being Tirona who is sick and Sabido who evidently is still in NY, for we have no been able to locate him.  After prolonged discussions and another clear exposition of the situation by Q everyone capitulated with an agreement was proposed which all will sign pledging support acceptance of the bill by the Leg providing a resolution is also passed reassuring the right to ask Cong for modifications later.  This of course, what Mission has always planned so that agreement amounts to a complete vindication of our stand from the beginning.  It will be curious to know how Q will explain himself home.

Later in the aft, conferences were held by Q and party with Sen. Hawes just a social call – and at 5:00 pm OsRox & Q saw Murphy.  Our tentative plans now are to sail with Murphy on the 19th.

The agreement above referred to will be withheld from Manila for some time.  Meantime, Romulo is giving the impression that there is a deadlock and that all discussions are suspended until Q has conferred more fully with admin  officials and Cong leaders.  Such is politics!