The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers )
Washington , October 14, 1942—4 p.m.
1235. Embassy’s 1643, October 6. Any cargo delivered to Chile will be counted as a pool delivery.
It seems unlikely that the Ministry of Defense will be able to purchase 10,000 barrels of aviation gasoline in steel drums while there is said to be more than 13 months supply in Chile and while bulk supplies are available to the Government from present suppliers. It seems unlikely that export licenses will be issued for 10,000 steel drums. This is for your personal information.