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SECRETED WHEAT

MUST BE GROUND, OR GOVERNMENT WILL SEIZE IT. The Department of Agriculture, Industries, and Commerce have sent out a circular, dated 11th inst., which runs thus: In consequence of a serious difficulty having arisen in meeting the immediate requirements of flour for the community, and because the Government have reason to believe that large stocks of -wheat are held by certain persons, which, if disposed of, would be of benefit in relieving the position, I have tho honor to inform you, by direction of tho Right Hon. the Prime Minister, that the Government intend acting upon the provisions of the Regulation of Trade and Commerce Act, 1914. Would you therefore please take notice that any quaantity of wheat held by you in excess of 10,000 bushels, unless disposed of for manufacture into flour within 14 days from tho date of this notice, will be liable to be taken possession of by the Government pursuant to the above Act. This warning or threat is not likely to cause any disquietude in and around or south of Dunedin. Those persons who should know say that there, is no wheat here. If there is any hiding it is a bit further north.

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SECRETED WHEAT, Evening Star, Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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SECRETED WHEAT Evening Star, Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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