811.42793/834: Telegram

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

995. Your 1210, October 21, 11 a.m. Department believes that National Chekiang University may advisably be substituted for Sun Yat Sen University but desires to retain National Yunnan and Szechuan Universities as a measure of encouragement to West China. [Page 726]The Department understands that both the Academia Sinica and Nankai Institute now have staff members in the United States. The Department will defray charges for tuition if incurred. The Department will allot $500 to each representative on arrival against a receipt stating that this sum is to be expended for necessary equipment. This will allow the representative to determine the expenditure of the sum in the light of his particular needs.