832.3421/44: Telegram

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

Confidential. Department’s December 10, 6 p.m. Vickers Armstrong proposition considered at recent Cabinet meeting. No determination reached, a field open for other propositions. Recommend [Page 214] that Bethlehem Steel or other interested parties present propositions here and open negotiations with Vickers Armstrong principals looking to a combination with them. Have reason to believe that Brazilian Government prefers that matter should be treated by Anglo-American group and that the matter may be taken up by the Brazilian peace delegation at Paris.