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

242. Proposals made ConGentel 346, February 2 pouched Nanking 262 believed covered in principle by decision Deptel 55, January 14 to Nanking rptd Shanghai 61. Instructions Ecato 944 January 26 provide as much leeway as possible JCRR program in light this decision.

However, ECA studying feasibility use appropriated funds finance if necessary such aspects JCRR program as can be continued. Also considering possibility turn over voluntary agencies cooperating JCRR residual ECA commodity stocks and such surplus admin property as would be useful their programs.