Food Administrator’s File

The Food Administrator ( Hoover ) to the British Ambassador on Special Mission ( Reading )

My Dear Lord Reading : I greatly appreciate the kindliness of your note of June 12 and I shall be honoured indeed to be the guest of His Majesty’s Government.

I do not expect to remain in Europe more than a fortnight as I believe that will be sufficient time to discuss food programmes for next year, so far as they can be determined in advance.

I have a feeling that a personal conference with the food administrators abroad would enable us to co-ordinate our problems of production, transportation and supply to better advantage than last year, which has been more or less an experimental and experience-gaining period.

Yours faithfully,

[ Herbert Hoover ]