893.6463/9–2645: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in China (Robertson)

1559. Departure following personnel Shanghai Power Company whose presence Shanghai urgently desired by Army authorities being delayed pending receipt of authority from Chinese FonOff to issue visas: Charles J. Ferguson, John K. Rummel, Kenneth R. MacKinnon and Carl R. Weidinger, all Americans, and Francis M. Young and Stephen E. Clark, both British.

Please bring this matter to attention of FonOff, pointing out urgent need of services these personnel in restoration power and light facilities Shanghai and requesting issuance visas be expedited.