800.8830/2140: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina (Armour)

68. If the Embassy perceives no objection it will please transmit to El Mundo the following message from the Under Secretary which is in reply to one received by him from that newspaper.57

“You may be assured that this Government is making every effort to maintain supplies of newsprint to El Mundo as well as other Argentine newspapers, and I have accordingly requested the Embassy to make available to you certain details regarding these efforts.”

The details are as follows:

The Embassy is fully informed concerning the necessity that importer make arrangements with La Flota58 and Dodero59 in Buenos Aires to instruct their agents in the United States to accept newsprint shipments.
The Canadian Shipping Priority Committee has appointed Mr. Irving Baldwin to act as Coordinator of Shipping in New York. This assists in obtaining actual shipping space for all users of Canadian newsprint. (La Prensa not using Canadian newsprint is not included.) The Department has requested Mr. Baldwin to do everything compatible with his position to give special consideration to El Mundo and Critica.
1000 tons of newsprint consigned to El Mundo will arrive in February on the following steamers: Rìo Salado, Rìo Gallagos, Rìo Gualeyuay and SS Buenos Aires.

The Department is following carefully the recommendations of the Embassy as indicated in despatch 1523 of November 23, 194260 with respect to monthly allocations of newsprint to the consumers mentioned.

  1. Not printed.
  2. La Flota Mercante del Estado (Argentine State Merchant Marine).
  3. A. A. Dodero was a member of the Cia. Argentina de Navegación Mihanovich, L. D. A.
  4. Not printed.