The Ambassador in Brazil (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 7—1:50 a.m.]
4026. For Chalmers from Satterthwaite. Anderson, Standard Oil, has received telegram through Naval Attaché28 from Michler29 requesting that I telegraph you my opinion of propriety of delivering fuel and oil to Varig30 for run Porto Alegre–Montevideo, and to Corporación31 for proposed Buenos Aires–Rio de Janeiro service.
I recommend that Varig receive reasonable and necessary amounts fuel for Porto Alegre–Montevideo service, but that Corporación not be given any fuel for any extension of its services. Every effort should be made to prevent Corporación from obtaining fuel elsewhere for contemplated run.
Repeated to Buenos Aires. [Satterthwaite.]