The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China ( Mayer )
210. Paragraph 4 of your number 437, September 29, 1 p.m. Until further instructed you should not commit yourself in connection with the proposed discussions between Minister Yoshizawa, Admiral Tsai, and the Minister of Communications concerning radio contracts. In a day or two the Department expects to consider the entire situation with General Harbord, after which the Department will be in a position to give the necessary instructions. You should refrain from comment, which includes the statement you suggested, if the unofficial dinner is given, and you should at once report to the Department any proposals or suggestions.