668.113C.P./6: Telegram

The Minister in Greece (Skinner) to the Secretary of State

9. Continuing my telegram number 7, March 5, 7 p.m. on increased duties on wheat and flour. Text of Legislative proposals not yet available but apparently contemplate that hereafter all bread shall be produced from domestic flour of 80 and 95 percent wheat extraction, imported flour to be used exclusively for non-bread-making purposes. While no discrimination against United States is intended, and while importations of wheat will not be diminished, importations of flour will virtually cease. I recommend that Department support my opposition to measure, which is now operative as to wheat and flour ordered since March 1st, by such strong representations as may be deemed advisable.