835.34/428: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Argentina (Cable)


31. Embassy’s telegram No. 70, dated August 9, 5 p.m. You are instructed to request an audience with the President and tell him that the Department, with a desire to insure full and careful consideration of the Electric Boat Company’s proposition, sincerely hopes that no decision will be made until the company has had the opportunity to present evidence of the arrangements made by it in France on the understanding that the matter had been decided virtually in the company’s favor.10

The delay is partly desired in order that the Electric Boat Company may have time to enlist the support of the Government of France. Because of President Alvear’s well-known disposition to favor France, the company believes this may be effective.

  1. In a letter of Aug. 20, 1927, the Electric Boat Co. informed the Department that the Government of Argentina had agreed to postpone the final decision; letter not printed. (File No. 835.34/435.)