102.78/8–1646: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Bolivia (Flack)

us urgent

482. From Agriculture. Quota established permitting commercial export 8,000 long tons wheat flour equivalent to 10,000 long tons wheat [Page 422] to Bolivia in August and equal amount in September, your 799, Aug 13. Critical internal transport situation is retarding movement of wheat to seaboard and necessitates careful consideration before any shipment wheat can be added to above. Therefore request information relevant following subjects: stocks on hand, indigenous supplies currently available, measures to assure equitable distribution bread grains. Suggest advising Bolivian importers contact American mills promptly.