Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram

Mr. Walter S. Robertson to General Marshall

3111. Reference our 305494 you will be interested in following message, dated May 24, just received from Rustemeyer, Team 11, Chengte:

“Situation here greatly eased by recent statement of General Marshall.95 Communist Party now agree to investigate alleged violations [Page 893]and to conference between representatives. Plan to start on tour of the front and to effect adjustments commencing Monday when all teams will be effectively constituted.”

Reference appears to apply to Teams 11, 2 and 26.

There has also been a marked change in personal attitude of Communists in operational sections in the past few days.

  1. Not found in Department files.
  2. See statement to the press, May 20, p. 865.