125.3513/4–3049: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Dairen (Paddock)

64. Urtel 131, April 30. In event Chao or other member alien staff arrested or detained by police you should request info re nature of charges and date of trial and permission interview him. Experience in other areas has tended to show that an informal and oral initial approach is most satisfactory. If no reply received within reasonable time your inquiry or if reply unsatisfactory and you convinced purpose arrest detention is embarrassment Consulate you may protest action as unwarranted interference Consulate in its legitimate functions.

In event you convinced detention for purpose embarrassment Consulate Dept would consider upon ur recommendation placing alien concerned leave without pay status with continuing payment in lieu compensation to him from other funds.