893.7961/52: Telegram

The Consul General at Canton (Myers) to the Secretary of State

19. Referring to my telegram No. 14, January 25, 11 p.m., in letter dated February 1st the Japanese Consul General states:

“In pursuance of my previous letter of January 25th I have the honor to state that Weichow Island in the Gulf of Tongking being now under the Japanese military occupation and requested that aircrafts of third powers should refrain from flying within the radius of 15 nautical miles from the island. It goes on without saying that the aircrafts that may wish to fly near the said zone should comply with the other requests mentioned in the above letter of January 25.”

Referring to Department’s telegram No. 6, January 26, 7 p.m., a written communication in the sense of the Department’s telegram referred to was sent to the Japanese Consul General on January 28th.

Repeated to Chungking, Peiping, Hong Kong, Shanghai; Shanghai please repeat to Embassy at Tokyo.