893.248/12–1548: Telegram

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

2779. Re Deptel 2160, December 12, repeated Nanking 1810. CAF now moving out some materials on Chinese ships arranged by CAF direct. Everett Steamship Co. offering provide possible 7 vessels various flags within next 3 weeks.

Initiative now rests with CAF who state their present needs taken care of. 60,000 tons remain to move but CAF do not want to move entire amount immediately as would deplete stocks now being used Shanghai.

Sent Department 2779, repeated Nanking 2085.