832.3421/53: Telegram

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

Department’s August 16, 1 p.m. Brazilian representative Bethlehem Steel has conferred with President, who after conferring with Ministries of War, Navy and Public Works, will express his opinion as to proportion in which interested nations should participate. [Page 218] Cannot express an opinion whether we should try to control one half or more until after President’s wishes are known.17

  1. No further report was received on this point. On June 12, 1920, the Ambassador reported by telegram: “Contract for construction of Brazilian naval arsenal will be awarded after open competition. Naval commission now studying specifications. A very active British-American group, Armstrong-Bethlehem-Vickers, assisted by experts, are furnishing data to commission.” (File No. 832.3421/58.)