733.35/27: Telegram

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

63. Yesterday afternoon I acquainted Minister for Foreign Affairs with desire of President of Uruguay to meet President of the Argentine Republic in endeavor to settle present controversy. Minister for Foreign Affairs said that overtures of a similar nature had been made through private channels and that matter was under consideration.

Statement concerning good offices made by Assistant Secretary White reported differently this morning by newspapers using Associated and United Press services. Former claimed Departmental statement that Argentina and Uruguay have accepted United States offer of mediation; the latter that United States had tendered good offices and that diplomatic representatives in both countries gathered that these would be favorably received. The press publishes a categorical denial by the Minister for Foreign Affairs that Argentina had accepted good offices from my country. At diplomatic reception this afternoon he made no allusion whatever to me in regard to Uruguayan affair.