835.24/22: Telegram

The Ambassador in Belgium (Phillips) to the Secretary of State


18. Department’s telegram No. 11, March 1. I have just succeeded in reaching the agent of the Colt Company. I took up the matter with the military mission from Argentina and learned that [Page 563] no decision had yet been made with regard to the order in which the Colt Company is interested, nor would a decision be made until a subcommission of experts had been sent to the United States to make certain tests of the Colt Company product. The Colt agent informed me that he received similar information and that the subcommission would leave for the United States the end of this month. In accordance with instructions I expressed to the military mission from Argentina the hope that American companies would receive fair consideration.