825.6362/33: Telegram

The Chargé in Chile ( Hofer ) to the Secretary of State

176. Ambassador’s telegram 168, November 2, 4 p.m. Chamber of Deputies passed coal bill substantially as reported by joint committee late yesterday after short discussion. Bill expected to be sent promptly to the Senate.

[Paraphrase.] Seibert says that there is little hope for effective modifications since prestige of Government and Minister of Finance, who has suffered much embarrassment by protests, is involved if Congress does not promptly approve bill. [End paraphrase.]