835.51B861/127: Telegram

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

199. Embassy’s 193, August 29, 5 p.m. Banking representatives of Province advise that negotiations are still continuing although at the moment slowly, due partly to preoccupation of Provincial Minister of Finance, now Acting Governor, with other matters.

While at Rosario de la Frontera, I handed the Minister for Foreign Affairs a copy of the Embassy’s letter dated August 27 to the Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs. I urged on him that while discussions were going on the provincial authorities should take no unilateral action. Saavedra Lamas stated that he felt that this attitude was eminently just and that, upon his return to Buenos Aires during the present week, he would take up the matter with President Justo. He said he hoped that nothing on the subject would get into the newspapers as it would do harm.