WASHINGTON (Aug. 19)
The United States embassies in Argentina and Uruguay are continuing to watch anti-Jewish acts in those countries, the State Department assured today, It seems that the Argentine authorities are “fully aware of the need to take firm measures in the present circumstances,” the State Department added.
The assurance was given by Assistant Secretary of State Frederick G. Dutton to Senator Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican. “Our officers in Buenos Aires,” Mr. Dutton said,” will continue to press with members of the Argentine Government the concern of all decent men whenever minority groups are subject to unlawful acts. “
The U.S. embassy in Montevideo, Urguay, reported measures taken by Uruguayan authorities including establishment of street patrols by the police reinforced by Uruguayan army troops, highway patrols, and 100 police normally assigned to the interior of the country, as well as police raids against the headquarters of organizations suspected of involvement in the anti-Jewish incidents.
The U.S. embassy in Montevideo reported to Washington: “The Uruguayan public and press have become very concerned at these unfortunate incidents, which are thought to be the work of a very few extremist members of a society. It would appear this concern is reflected in a vigorous effort on the part of their governmental authorities to halt this series of criminal acts.”