825.85/175: Telegram

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

874. My 854, May 8.65 Vial came Embassy tonight urging completion sales contract at once, inspection tests, et cetera to follow. Vial [Page 870] states popular hostile attitude developing here and company anxious to publish statement to clarify to public. He appeared surprised when informed German radio made reference to sale. Embassy impressed Vial now much concerned lest sale fall through. Opinion Vial my 829, May 5.

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