740.00111 A.R./221a: Telegram

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

151. Please refer to despatch no. 371 of the American Legation at Buenos Aires, dated November 18, 1914, regarding a suggestion by the Argentine Minister for Foreign Affairs “that the Pan American Union should be authorized by all the American republics to propose to the belligerents that certain sections of the southern Atlantic and Pacific should be closed to naval warfare and that the belligerents should come to some arrangement with the Union as to the protection of neutral shipping”. This despatch is printed on page 438 of Foreign Relations, 1914 Supplement. Any additional information available in your files on the subject of this proposal should be airmailed to Warren Kelchner, Secretary General of the American Delegation, American Embassy, Panama, not later than September 21. (Summary of such information should be telegraphed to the Department at once.)