Marshall Mission Files, Lot 54–D270: Telegram
Mr. Thomas B. McCabe to Mr. John K. Howard, at Manila
92224. Please pass to General Marshall. Reference Part 2, 917 dated 16 June signed by Marshall, Howard, Vogelback and Johnson. We have conferred with Army, Navy and OWMR27 and have every reason to believe that the program for returning to United States new and serviceable items by the services will be discontinued. OWMR will call meeting probably Monday to be attended by Army, Navy, CPA28 and ourselves to make final decision and my informal talks with agencies concerned indicate that your request will be acted upon favorably. The directive to be issued by the services may limit the discontinuance of shipments for a period of 30 days during which time the prospects of consummating the China deal can be determined.