123 Gleysteen, Culver: Telegram
The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 20—6:50 a. m.]
803. Provided Dairen concurs, Embassy urges Department give fullest publicity facts stated Dairen’s 108 to Department April 17  preferably at time protest despatched to Foreign Office Moscow (reference Dairen’s 109 to Department April 16, repeated Nanking, Moscow): That arrest made with assistance Soviet soldiers, that Gleysteen held incommunicado at Soviet camp and at Kom[manda]tura, and that he interrogated there by two Soviet officers are all examples of Soviet official abrogation [arrogation?] of authority in Dairen. Such [Page 867] examples would bring home to Chinese public China’s loss of sovereignty Dairen area and real meaning Sino-Soviet treaty and would provide picture future Soviet domination wherever Soviet administration officials allowed to penetrate.
Sent Department 803, repeated Dairen 28, OffEmb Canton 271, Shanghai 401, passed Moscow 26.