823.24/690: Airgram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru (Norweb)

A–666. Reference is made to the Embassy’s telegram no. 614 of April 29, 8 p.m.58 The Board of Economic Warfare advises that [Page 276] heretofore it has requested all applicants for SP59 licenses for war projects to submit a copy of the program license application with bills of materials to the Embassy for its information. Hereafter, such copy will be presented to the Board of Economic Warfare for transmission to the Embassy. The Board of Economic Warfare, in the case of mining company programs, petroleum company programs and other war projects, will proceed to issue SP licenses without awaiting the results of any screening operation in the field. This measure is necessary to insure a steady flow of supplies for the war effort. However, if the Embassy wishes to forward its comments with regard to the programs, these comments will be taken into consideration in licensing subsequent supplies.

SP licenses for non-war projects will be screened in the field in accordance with the Department’s circular instruction of April 15, 1943.60

The Department has no intention for the present of replacing the late Colonel Barbour.61

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  2. Special Project.
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  4. Col. Percy E. Barbour, mining technician and Senior Economic Analyst; his death had occurred May 4, 1943.