893.24/10–1546: Telegram

The Consul General at Shanghai (Davis) to the Secretary of State

1998. Stanvac advises they have no facilities for importation in bond here and such immediate need for Balch cargo that proposed procedure would not be practical. (ReDeptel 1822, October 11) Stanvac therefore recommending to home office acceptance of procedure outlined paragraph 1 Mytel 1990, October 14, repeated to Nanking as 1133 and to Manila as 98, and will request Kiang to clear Balch cargo on basis of having made this recommendation. Consul General believes oil company has no alternative under present circumstances but will not take any position this matter in order to avoid prejudicing in any way later negotiations between two Governments on solution whole.

Repeated to Nanking as 1139 and to Manila for Vogelback as 100.