810.20 Defense/679/24: Telegram

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

107. For the Secretary and Under Secretary. Your telegram No. 87, May 29, 3 p.m. The Minister for Foreign Affairs notified and pleased. I will be informed before arrival of visitors names of [Page 54]Chilean conferees who will be designated by the President personally. I suggest that no use be made courier credentials unless necessary.

Government greatly concerned over possibility of Nazi attempt and is conferring with rightist leaders to secure cooperation.

Council of Ministers tomorrow to discuss the danger, though object of meeting will be camouflaged. Feel strongly wiser for visitors to use ordinary passports and no courier credentials.

Bowers