710 Conference (W and PW)/1–2345: Telegram

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

92. Your 102, January 23, 1 p.m. You may confidentially inform Fernández that the Department has indicated to Padilla that it prefers that item IV of the agenda follow the general lines of its earlier proposal rather than the more specific Mexican proposal. The matter is now under discussion with the Mexican Government. It is the Department’s view that in view of great importance of the other items on the agenda no unnecessary public emphasis should be given to the Argentine question in connection with the forthcoming Conference.