793.94/17006: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Gauss) to the Secretary of State

460. I have brought to the attention of General Magruder the Department’s 252, November 3, 7 p.m. and 263, November 10, 11 p.m. He states that he made no recommendations on high political policy and adds that informal recommendations have been made by him to the Generalissimo covering subjects such as the following:

Movement of arsenal materials,
Appointment of Chinese officials to head activities in Rangoon and Lashio, and
Improvement of transportation on the Burma Road. He informs me that he has requested the War Department to make available to the Department paraphrase of his messages which might be of interest and that similarly he will make paraphrases available to me.

With reference to the Department’s 253, November 3, 11 p.m.52 General Magruder concurs in general with the estimate contained in the Embassy’s 441, November 7, 4 p.m.53