825.85/138: Airgram

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

A–12. My telegram No. 1089, July 3, 2 p.m. Undersecretary of Commerce now states that he perceives no possibility of allotting additional [Page 107] Chilean vessels for service between Chile and the United States. This matter has been discussed with him several times and he has said repeatedly that all vessels are urgently required in the Chilean coastwise trade. The SS Taltal mentioned in your telegram No. 753 June 30, 9 p.m.54 has been lost at sea.

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