File No. 862.85/585
The Ambassador in Chile ( Shea) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 25, 2.30 a.m.]
If announcement can be made emphatically from Washington that Santa Ana is withdrawn after present trip, it will help the situation here. If oil shipments can be somewhat restricted it will have good effect. Minister of Foreign Affairs informed me to-day he had demanded immediate answer to Chile’s proposition to utilize uninjured German vessels.