861.77/2029: Telegram

The Acting President of the Technical Board (Johnson) to the Secretary of State

Various rate reductions from the Chinese Eastern Railway via Vladivostok have increased movement via Vladivostok to about 1,500 net tons per diem, but continuation of such movement endangered by the Japanese Command interfering with free return movement of cars. This situation pretends [sic] growing interests in train movement by the Chinese soldiers in Manchuria prompted Technical Board to enter protest with individual Peking legations requesting action by them with the Japanese and Chinese authorities to eliminate above interference.