File No. 763.72/4391

The Ambassador in Argentina ( Stimson) to the Secretary of State


My May 2, 7 p.m. Administration exultant over their “diplomatic victory” over Germany caused by the firm attitude of Argentina [Page 276] which La Epoca says, extorted a reparation which the German Government would not accord to the United States and “places Argentina again at the head of South-American nations.” Reply of Argentine Government accepting German Government’s promise of monetary reparation and salute to flag was cabled to Berlin last night and closes with “ratifying the friendly sentiments which have always existed between the two countries.”