724.3415/1885: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Bliss) to the Secretary of State

67. My 66, July 27, 7 p.m. I believe Argentine Government would like to propose to Brazil and perhaps Chile and Peru strong joint recommendation to Bolivian and Paraguayan Governments to cease all military activity in Chaco but this Government feels that it should uphold Neutral Commission in Washington and not instigate separate action. From opinions expressed to me by a number of my colleagues American Governments are looking to the United States to take the initiative in a vigorous admonition to both Governments followed up by investigation of Chaco situation by Neutral Commission. I venture to submit possibility of criticism being directed to our Government if some drastic step is not speedily taken by Washington conference and that Argentine Minister has insinuated any such strong recommendation will be supported by Argentina.