893.00/9–447: Telegram

The Consul General at Tsingtao (Spiker) to the Secretary of State

75. Reference Embassy telegram 74, repeated Dept 1851, September 3, 4 p.m., which indicates Embassy may not have received my messages 98 and 99 (7166 and 72 to Dept) dated September 21 [2], 1 [11] a.m., and 3 p.m., respectively, reporting Navy in friendly contact with Communists near Goose Point. Negotiations have been continuing and ComNavWesPac today proceeding there by flying boat obtain firsthand information. He desired Service accompany him and, in view present contact established, desirability for close cooperation with Admiral, and for our firsthand information assist in possible further negotiations by Consulate with Communists, have sent Service to act in purely consultative capacity and not to enter negotiations. He will return with Admiral today and report will be made Embassy and sent Dept.

Sent 100 to Embassy, repeated 75 to Dept.

  1. Telegram No. 71 not printed.