File No. 300.115/5429

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Germany (Gerard)


2257. Your 2887. Endeavor obtain permission shipment 100,000 bags sugar-beet seed from Zuckerfabrik, Kleinwanzleben, vorm. Rabbethge and Giesecke, Kleinwanzleben, to Alexander Fick, Omaha, to be consigned to Secretary Agriculture who will only reconsign to Fick on receipt satisfactory guarantees that seed will not be reexported. Exchange commodities impracticable. Planting begins December. Situation urgent.