393.115 Tung or Wood Oil/284: Telegram

The Consul General at Hankow (Spiker) to the Secretary of State

14. After being held in Hankow many months due to military restriction, 750 tons of wood oil are now being shipped by the military to Shanghai. Heavy buying is in progress here.

Am reliably informed that word has gone out that all cargo here of various products marketable in the United States are to be shipped at once. Owners have for months been vainly seeking permission from military to ship such cargo.

Sent to the Department. Repeated to Chungking, Peiping and Shanghai, Shanghai please mail to Tokyo.