832.3421/41: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil (Morgan) to the Secretary of State

Confidential. Department’s June 24, 2 p.m. Forwarded today in pouch number 20 by cruiser Montevideo text of Vickers Armstrong proposition, which would close the open door, covering 55-year monopoly of construction steel plant, shipyards, et cetera, with important ramifications. Itabira not controlling factor in awarding contract.