Riga (Oct. 29)
The Latvian Minister of Agriculture publishes a statement in the organ, “Jaunakas Zinas,” explaining why he sold to Latvian cooperatives American wheat, which, Jewish mills protest, he refused to sell them.
The Minister states he sold the wheat to the Latvian co-operatives “so that they may also benefit.”
The Jewish press points out with indignation that Jewish mill owners offered to buy two tons of home grown wheat for every ton of American wheat sold to them, thus greatly benefitting the government. Nowithstanding, the Minister of Agriculture chose to boycott the Jews and to sell the wheat to co-operatives, the largest of which are privately owned.