AMERICAN INTERESTS GERMANY (?)
Department's 1093, March 16th and Legations 1671,
Foreign Office note April 20 states according information received from Swiss Consulate, Shanghai, Swiss representative Egger obtained following list food supplied during January by Japanese to Weihsien camp where 1522 interned including Italians: meat 16,001 pounds, eggs 253 dozen, peanut oil 131.84 gallons, vinegar 24 gallons, worcester sauce 42 gallons, flour 88 kilos, bread 25274 kilos, pepper 66 pounds, salt 985 pounds, tea 352 pounds, sugar 1232 pounds, potatoes 3850 pounds, sweet potatoes 19944 pounds, fresh vegetables 23008 pounds, millet 4470 pounds, milk 19 gallons daily from camp dairy Egger states attention Japanese authorities drawn to deficiency of milk eggs
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---- and fat supplied number of internees rather large but camp cannot (repeat not) be considered overcrowded. Swiss representative obliged frequently to intervene regarding replacement and repair of internees effects as installations and equipment still unsatisfactory canteen often lacks certain items but in general working in rather satisfactory way in forwarding foregoing Swiss Consulate, Shanghai, added, it has knowledge of nothing which would indicate that camp situation worsened since January out of contrary with new season supplying of vegetables and eggs has improved mail for internees subject to great delays due to increasing slowing down of railway traffic.