740.35112A/559: Telegram

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

17. Reference Embassy telegram No. 2850 of December 8, 5 p.m.49

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Following fruitless efforts to secure funds for future operations from Banco di Napoli, Italcable51 closed its doors to the public on December 31. Its Argentine employees, numbering some 20, are being given employment by the post office, the state merchant fleet, “Transradio”,52 and Unión Telefónica; this is being done at suggestion of Department of Labor.

“All America”53 and “Western Cables”54 were also requested to employ some of these persons, but as yet have not complied.

Repeated to Montevideo.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Italian-controlled communications system.
  3. Transradio Internacional Argentina.
  4. All America Cables and Radio Inc.
  5. Presumably Western Telegraph Company, which handled cable traffic from Buenos Aires to Europe.