668.113C.P./8: Telegram

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

12. Department’s instruction No. 10, March 14, 2 p.m., re pending wheat legislation. Foreign Minister today stated that bill prohibiting the importation of wheat of less than 78 specific weight was intended to affect importations from certain countries other than United States and he hoped to obtain amendment which would relieve bill of objections formulated by Department as there is no intention on the part of this Government to prevent arrivals of American wheat. I hope also to overcome obstacles to flour importations but Government apparently very desirous to build up domestic milling industry and may not yield.