811.20 Defense (Wool)/329: Telegram

The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

448. Department’s telegram 278 of October 23. No reply has been received from the Foreign Office. I raised the matter again a few days ago with Guani who told me that he was discussing it with the Bank of the Republic. I acquainted him yesterday with the solution proposed in the Department’s 278 which he is going to study. In our conversation yesterday he told me that he had requested the Uruguayan Embassy in Buenos Aires to obtain information as to the status of our negotiations with Argentina regarding the similar proposal submitted to that country.

I have the distinct impression that Guani desires to cooperate with us and in order to expedite matters I suggest that the Defense Supplies Corporation cable its representative in Buenos Aires, Thomas J. Williams, authorizing him to proceed to Montevideo when I so request.