File No. 103.97/58a

The Food Administrator ( Hoover) to the Food Administration Representative at London ( Sheldon)1

[Telegram]

For Lord Rhondda:

It appears to me that the only solution of wheat situation lies in the implementing Australian, Indian and Argentine supplies and insistence on the part of all food controllers of the imperative necessity of the priority provision of shipping for this purpose. We are using every effort to reduce consumption but do not see at present any larger supply than amount mentioned unless provision is made for replacement from Argentine at later date.

Hoover
  1. Transmitted by the Secretary of State through the Ambassador in Great Britain (No. 5914).