651.116 Nitrate/69: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Straus )

456. The Barrett Company informs the Department that nitrate allotments for the fertilizer year 1934–1935 have been made and that a total global allotment of 100,000 tons has been provided for. Out of this amount 80,000 are said to have been allocated to Chile and 20,000 to Norway, with no provision for American nitrate. Last year American nitrate interests obtained about 33 percent of the importations and about 24 percent in the previous year. Please take this up with the appropriate authorities and endeavor to get for American interests an allotment commensurate with the share which has been given to them in previous years.