Over the bleak, barren hill of Changkufeng on the Siberian-Manchukuoan border seven weeks ago snarled the fighting forces of Japan and Russia. Moscow claimed the whole hill was in Soviet territory when the scrap started. But when a truce was finally arranged between Soviet Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinoff and Japanese Ambassador Mamoru Shigemitsu, Japan was left with her present firm hold on the westward slope of Changkufeng. Russia agreed to submit final ownership to arbitration, thus gave up her previous absolute claim to Changkufeng. For this truce Japan last week was ready...

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