662.11173 Barley/38: Telegram
The Chargé in Germany (Poole) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 24—10:05 a.m.]
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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.