300.15(39) Manistique Paper and Pulp Co./1: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Kirk)

719. We have been informed that the Finnish vessel Margareta is being detained by German authorities at Swinemünde. The Washington representative of the Minneapolis Tribune informs us that the entire cargo is sulphite pulp purchased by the Manistique Paper and Pulp Company of Michigan, 3 months ago. This company is owned by the Minneapolis Tribune and this cargo represents the regular 6 months supply of pulp for that newspaper. Please inquire informally concerning the reasons for the detention of this cargo destined to an American concern. Telegraph reply.