893.74/682: Telegram

The Minister in China ( MacMurray ) to the Secretary of State

215. Following from Davis for Radio Corporation, referring to your telegram 97, May 14, 2 p.m.:

“With the support of one of the allied military authorities now dominating Peking, W. W. Yen, as Premier, is trying to form a government, but, lacking support by another of such authorities, he is not making much headway. None of those appointed to ministerial positions has accepted. I doubt if in the near future a government will exist to which the American Minister can appropriately present an ultimatum. I will leave Peking about June 30th and will sail on President Pierce from Kobe or Yokohama.”