The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

255. By decree yesterday Government ordered expropriation of all stocks of wheat and wheat flour and intervention of all establishments dealing in OEE milling wheat. Intervention contemplates extensive [Page 1291] measures for regulating milling use of flour and distribution of wheat and wheat products. For present holders of wheat and flour are prohibited from supplying customers more than 66% of 1945 average deliveries. Text by airmail.