893.76/61: Telegram

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

18. Reference your 26, January 6, 6 p.m. The Department today communicated by telephone to W. A. Winterbottom, General Manager of RCA Communications, New York, the substance of your message in regard to the establishment by Shecklen of a radio transmitting station in the International Settlement at Shanghai and asked for an indication of his views in regard thereto. He replied that he had not before known of any such project; that RCA’s relations with the Japanese authorities were good; and that he desired to keep them so. He expressed his disapproval of the proposed project and requested that this information be communicated to you.

The Department perceives no objection to your informing Shecklen of Mr. Winterbottom’s attitude.