662.11173 Barley/38: Telegram

The Chargé in Germany (Poole) to the Secretary of State

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Reference my 215, October 23, 10 a.m. According to very confidential information, yesterday at stormy meeting private interests [Page 915]and competent ministries decided for present to defer embargo. Its proponents were embarrassed because of failure of scientific investigation so far to produce definite explanation regarding barley’s alleged nocuous character.

Poole