The Minister in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 14—1:38 p.m.]
276. Legation’s 274, June 14, noon. Following from American Consul General at Mukden.
“June 14, 3 p.m. My June 13, noon. Local press today published obviously inspired reports alleging that Chiang Kai-shek is supplying arms to Chahar chairman and urging him to continue anti-Japanese activities and to maintain contact with Outer Mongolia and Soviet Russia. Reports add that former northern clique leaders are urging Chiang to endeavor embroil Japan lobby [military?] with powers having North China interests.”