File No. 763.72112/1959

Steinhardt and Kelly to the Secretary of State


Holland-America Line officials advise us that tobacco has been placed on the free list for shipment to Holland. Under these circumstances cannot the Department of State bring some influence to bear to permit us to ship fresh apples into Holland? Apples have never been declared contraband of war and, as per our former letters to you, other countries such as Spain and Portugal ship fresh fruits into Holland without hindrance. We have not as yet received any answers to our several communications from you but sincerely trust that your Department will give this matter your best and immediate attention.

Steinhardt and Kelly