The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)
583. Urtel 955 May 7. Dept believes most important consideration is establishment practical channel for essential communications in manner not construable as recognition Commie regime. Possibly diffculty outlined reftel can be avoided by use memoranda (unsigned, initialed, or signed Emb officer with or without title) delivered Alien Affairs Office by Emb officer. In event it necessary communicate Commie auths by ltr, ltr shld be addressed to Commie auths by name without title and may be signed by officer of Emb either with or without official title. However Dept believes insofar as practicable Amb himself shld not sign communications Commie auths without inclusion his official title. Suggest you discuss with other friendly missions Nanking.