811.91293/7–1149: Telegram

The Minister-Counselor of Embassy in China (Clark) to the Secretary of State

Cantel 709. Re Generalissimo’s press interview from Formosa, reliably informed by other American correspondents who also sought interview unsuccessfully that apparently special considerations resulted [Page 421] choice INS82 Handelman and Scripps-Howard Farnsworth. Handelman came specially from Tokyo to attend. Others had been turned down only few days before grounds Generalissimo in retirement. Seems possible suggestion originated Stateside, possibly Madame,83 for interview with attention paid propaganda value there in China aid cause.

  1. International News Service.
  2. Madame Chiang Kai-shek.