Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson to sign a new Executive Order regarding wheat prices that will give the Grain Corporation discretion in decided whether the guarantee applies to to only producers, or also to sellers of wheat.
Herbert Hoover informs Woodrow Wilson that the committee on the packing industry agrees with his suggestion to eliminate the War Industries’s Price Fixing Board, and that he thinks this decision should be made public as early as possible.
Herbert Hoover tells Woodrow Wilson that due to the temporary nature of employment with the Food and Fuel Adminsitrations, they are having difficulty filling positions and operating efficiently due to civil service requirements.
Herbert Hoover tells Joseph Tumulty of the need to reassure the public of the abundance of food in order to prevent panic and hoarding of food that would results in a shortage to distribute to the Allies.
Herbert Hoover asks for Wilson’s approval to appoint Joseph Cotton as the head of the Food Administration’s meat division and WVS Thorne as the head of distribution of Allied, Army, and Navy foodstuffs.
Herbert Hoover writes to Woodrow Wilson about discouraging expansion in a number of food industries that are already producing sufficient quantities since that expansion would raise the cost of production and increase the demand for labor.
Due to the shortage of corn and the need to use barley and other grains in bread production, Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson for advise on discussing the matter of closing breweries both in the US and England with the English Food Controller.
In reference to the letter from Mr. Reid, Herbert Hoover tells Tumulty that he would prefer such organizations to support food conservation efforts by excluding items from their menus that they are trying to save.
Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson to consider removing blocks to Mexican laborers from crossing the border to work on farms and thus solving the problem of agricultural labor shortage in stages bordering Mexico.
In his letter to Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover communicated Senator Chamberlain’s message that the the section in the food control bill providing for the joint Congressional Committee can be eliminated in conference, as long as it will be raised as…
Herbert Hoover informs Woodrow Wilson that the current supply of wheat and corn is insufficient to meet the needs of the American people if the US continues to send it overseas. He suggests an embargo until the new harvest.
Herbert Hoover asks Woodrow Wilson for an additional $50,000 for operating expenses of the Food Commission, and $20,000 for the cost of printing 1 million coies of the Food Administration Bulletin for distribution.
Trying to garner support for Conservation Sunday, where Americans will be encouraged to volunteer for the Food Administration, Herbert Hoover asks Tumulty to show Woodrow Wilson the draft proclamation and finalize it to submit to papers.
After receiving information from Kenyon, Herbert Hoover advises Woodrow Wilson that much could be accomplished with the Food Bill in the Senate if the Lever Bill were to be presented by the Senate Agricultural Committee.