123 Bacon, Leonard Lee: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai ( Cabot )17

709. Dept apprehensive possible Commie capture Shanghai wld complicate travel Bacon and Colling18 Dairen. Pls report present status applications Soviet transit visas and travel arrangements and take such follow-up action to expedite consideration applications as appears desirable. Can Dept be any assistance this connection?

  1. Repeated as No. 244 to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union.
  2. Leonard L. Bacon and Guy Thomas Colling, assigned to relieve Messrs. Paddock and Gleysteen at Dairen.