File No. 654.119/62a

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France ( Sharp )

[Telegram]

2865. For Taylor from Hoover:

Our wheat situation is such that we simply cannot supply Switzerland. We can send some barley and rye for present and after January 1 considerable corn, although exportable surplus is proving very much less than we contemplated. It is absolutely critical that they should draw their grain supplies except corn from India, Australia and the Argentine and that no supplies should be pledged to other neutrals from North America.

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