893.48/1423a: Telegram

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

41. Department’s 32, January 22, 3 p.m. Under date January 24 American Red Cross issued a statement for release in press of January 25 launching appeal for relief of Chinese civilians in China. This statement included a letter from the President to Admiral Grayson (quoted in Radio Bulletin 20 of January 25) and a statement by Admiral Grayson stressing urgency of need, giving information regarding funds already made available for relief in China and stating that no personnel would be sent by American Red Cross nor would purchase be made in the United States with possible exception of medical supplies and those only upon request from American Advisory Committee in China.

Repeat to Shanghai.