The Ambassador in Bolivia ( Thurston ) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 20—12:50 a.m.]
641. Col. Doleman14 states his opinion requested by Minister National Defense with respect manner the four C—47 military planes recently allocated this Govt, under Lend-Lease agreement may be utilized for accomplishment Govt.’s program transport beef from lowlands to La Paz market. Issues involved this plan concern opposition to it as commercial project on part of Panagra15 protégé Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, and general propriety of so employing lend-lease equipment.
In view obvious implications situation Col. Doleman intends bring matter attention General Brett at Panama. I should be glad receive instructions.