Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Burr C. Brundage of the Division of North and West Coast Affairs

Participants: ES—Mr. Mann
Mr. Monsma
NWC—Mr. Brundage
Mr. Chavez, Peruvian Embassy

Mr. Mann explained at the meeting that the Department wanted the Peruvian’s reaction to reducing the inordinately large number of names on the Peruvian Proclaimed List, down to a hard core. He explained that of the over 1,000 names still on the PL for Peru over [Page 1330] 800 were Japanese, some of them certainly of minor consequence, and that the Department was asking the advice of the Embassy as to what names, if any, could be pared away.

Mr. Chavez was personally in complete agreement with this procedure and also stated he was sure that his Government would look with favor upon such a process if it were found to be feasible.