810.20 Defense/6714/25: Telegram

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

199. Department’s telegram No. 133, August 4, 3 p.m. Conversations formally began today and progressing favorably. Chilean participants General Escudero, Chief of Staff of the Army, Admiral Daroch and Commander Mujica of [apparent omission], no better men could possibly have been found. They are accompanied by four or five assistants.

Unhappily, the United Press correspondent here, the day before the meetings began, displayed a telegram from United Press in the United States saying that an Army officer was on the way here and to observe his movements. I have stoutly disclaimed all knowledge of such visit.