123 Paddock, Paul: Telegram

The Consul at Dairen (Paddock) to the Secretary of State

141. Yesterday Gleysteen and I had picnic same place Gleysteen arrested April 12. When we returned to car at 2:30 p. m. Soviet officer and guards who had been waiting said Soviet Kommandatura ordered them escort us there.

Deputy Commander Dairen Garrison received us and asked re our permit go Rokotan implying it not part of Dairen city. I said no permit necessary based on information from Soviet authorities (Contel 120, April 26) but that I would discuss matter with General Levushkin, Chief Dairen Civil Administration. I now trying get interview with him.

It was evident yesterday Soviet officers acting on prearranged instructions from Kommandatura.

Sent Department, repeated Nanking 99, Canton 46, Moscow 84.