825.5151/323: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Philip) to the Secretary of State

47. My telegram No. 45, May 18, 6 p.m. Motor vehicles and radios ordered prior to embargo of May 16th are fast accumulating on Chilean docks and Embassy is being pressed for assistance. Urrejola informed Bohan40 yesterday that he lacks authority to decide question of granting exchange for goods in transit until Ross returns. Have again made representations to Señor Cruchaga but have little hope of rapid solution of this urgent matter in that quarter. Bohan wishes Commerce informed of status.

Would appreciate suggestions by Department.

  1. Merwin L. Bohan, Commercial Attaché.