893.50 Recovery/2–1249: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot)
Washington, February 12, 1949—5 p. m.
269.75 For Ambassador and Lapham from Dept and ECA. Following policy is agreed between ECA and State Dept.
- Program Supplies: ECA offices should take care of distribution at least to primary distributors (such as municipal organs or voluntary agencies) prior to evacuation. In Lapham’s discretion such primary distribution may be accelerated to permit earlier evacuation ECA personnel. ConGen’s should not take over program supplies. In accordance Ecato 879,76 limited quantities can be given to ConGen by ECA for use own staffs and American community.
- Administrative Property: Prior to distributing ECA program stocks and evacuation, ECA office should do utmost to make appropriate disposition arrangements for ECA administrative property (including shipment surplus items to Korea) in accordance with Ecato 90177 as modified by procedural cable to follow. However, ECA personnel [Page 624]should not remain at regional post merely for purpose dispose administrative surplus property. Therefore when ECA evacuates each city, remaining administrative property may be turned over to ConGen under procedural instructions to follow.78