711.9327/9–2546: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)

840. Telegraph any developments re air transport agreement since Deptel 801 Sept 27. If agreement not already signed please endeavor obtain redescription US route 1 read:

“US over a Pacific route to Mukden, Tientsin and Shanghai and thence to the Philippine Islands and beyond, as well as beyond Shanghai via route 3 described below.”

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This clarification based on possibility that Northwest and TWA will exchange equipment at Shanghai for onward operation over each others route to effect economy, altho not violating actual CAB certificates.

President signed Full Power for Stuart on Sept 20.40

  1. Transmitted by the Acting Secretary of State in his instruction No. 89, October 14.