740.00111 A.R./1325: Telegram

The Chargé in Uruguay (Chapin) to the Secretary of State

263. Department’s 128, June 21, 10 p.m. For the Under Secretary. Guani was greatly pleased at your message. Although I reiterated to him that our Chiefs of Mission in all of the American capitals had been instructed to support the Uruguayan proposal, Guani asked me to convey to you his thought that some special representation by our Minister in Asunción would be both helpful and effective. He said that he was taking as a preliminary gauge to the reaction of the various governments the tenor of notations which he was beginning to receive [Page 26] today from Uruguay’s representatives in those capitals. The Paraguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs9a has been here to-day during the visit of the S. S. Argentina and Guani’s request with regard to Asunción loan [may?] be founded on the reaction which he encountered yesterday from Argaña who is leaving tonight for Buenos Aires.

Guani said that the Argentine Foreign Minister had telephoned him three times yesterday with regard to the text but he had declined to give it over the telephone and that it had been delivered in Buenos Aires yesterday. While Guani still expects some difficulty in Buenos Aires and said that it might be necessary to ask for our support there in case no answer was forthcoming in the course of 2 or 3 days, he was very much pleased with the gradual change of public opinion in the Argentine which he said was judging by today’s Prensa editorial.

  1. Luís Argaña.