893.50 Recovery/1–2749: Telegram

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

234. For your information only (reDeptel 55 of January 14), I accompanied Roger Lapham on brief call January 18 on Generalissimo.62 Lapham inquired whether Generalissimo desired on-shipment to Tientsin and after surrender to Peiping of ECA flour originally destined those [cities] and diverted Tsingtao and Shanghai by reason military developments. Generalissimo’s immediate and decisive reply was no.

  1. President Chiang Kai-shek, who retired on January 21 in favor of Vice President Li Tsung-jen as Acting President.