811.5034 (China) American Radio Service/74: Telegram

The First Secretary of Embassy in China (Smyth) to the Secretary of State

434. Department’s 181, October 31, 7 p.m., American Radio Service. Representations made yesterday to Japanese Embassy here include a request that steps be taken by the responsible Japanese authorities to effect an immediate return of the seized radio equipment and files to the custody of the American Consular Court at Tientsin.

Sent to the Department. Repeated to Chungking. Code text by air mail to Tokyo and by mail to Tientsin.