102.8951: Telegram

The Ambassador in Brazil ( Berle ) to the Secretary of State

1520. For Truslow and Utz,84 RDC, from McLaughlin and Korkegi.85 Extension rubber agreement not yet signed. Bouças holding up as trading point in obtaining further concessions Brazil nuts. We expect he will make his Brazil nut position clear tomorrow. I pointed out that if his Brazil nut position is unacceptable RDC and Department may find it necessary to review rubber agreement extension offer. [McLaughlin and Korkegi.]

Berle
  1. F. W. Utz, Executive Vice President of the Rubber Development Corporation.
  2. Harri J. Korkegi, representative of the Rubber Development Corporation in Brazil.