893.20 Mission/1–1248: Telegram

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

79. For Butterworth13 from Clark.14 Have gathered from recent telegraphic exchanges that Barr15 may be given greater latitude than his predecessor.16 If this is so, authority of chief NAG17 might also profitably be expanded to permit advice on training and operation craft other than those delivered China by US. Admiral Murray18 believes NAG could be of considerable practical assistance if authority thus expanded. [Clark.]

  1. W. Walton Butterworth, Director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs.
  2. Lewis Clark, Minister-Counselor of Embassy in China.
  3. Maj. Gen. David G. Barr, Chief of the Army Advisory Group in China.
  4. Maj. Gen. John P. Lucas.
  5. Naval Advisory Group, technically Naval Advisory Group Survey Board.
  6. Rear Adm. S. S. Murray, Senior Member Naval Advisory Group Survey Board.