'TI tW MIC~ltN TA~fY-
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1934
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By Col Miller
Considers Border System
Of Defense 'Best Ever
Conceived By Man'
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tacks, another advantage which
recommended it to the French.
After the war the French proceeded
to lay out and construct an elaborate
system of tunnels, underground
chambers, shelters, and emplacements
designed to afford full concealment
and protection to both troops and
cannon, Colonel Miller continued.
Not very much specific information is
available upon the details of these
fortifications, but it is known that
great precautions against gas have
been taken, and supplies of water,
food, and munitions assured.
The system,he indicated, extends
along the entire eastern boundary
of France and Belgium, along the
northern border of France adjoin-
ing Belgium, and far back into France
to insure constant accessibility to
When questioned as to the possi-
bilities of attack by tanks upon these
fortifications, Colonel Miller pointed
out that special high-velocity one-
pounders would suffice to stop the
advance of these modern instruments
of war, and that such guns could be
effectively hidden in any subterran-
ean emplacement or carried by a pair
At present, he concluded, the big-
gest fear among the multitude which
the French entertain is that Germany
will duplicate the French system of
fortification on its side of the border.
Such a project would take only one
or two years of occupation, Colonel
Miller added, and would allow Hitler's
Germany, relieved of pressure from
the strongest military power on the
continent of Europe, comparative
freedom of action on its eastern
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THE WEEK IN
World and National News In Brief
The Late Locarno
Tomorrow may be a decisive day
in world affairs. In the room of the
Palace of St. James in which Charles
I passed his last night on earth will
gather tomorrow morning members
of the League of Nations Council to
seek an answer to the current Europ-
Complicated by under-currents of
conflicting motives, the situation
holds potential dynamite. The fuse
will be in the hands of four men: Sir
Anthony Eden, Pierre-Etienne Flan-
din, Dino Grandi and Paul van Zee-
land, representatives of the signator-
ies of the late Locarno. Missing will
be the representative of Germany,
who late yesterday declined the in-
vitation to discuss a pact they con-
sider non-existent. To understand
the conflicting forces which hold the
life of the League in the balance, as
well as the peace of Europe, it is nec-
essary to observe it from the points of
view of each of the nations involved.
* * * *
Despite the fact that Great Britain
has dominated the scene, it has re-
vealed an attitude singularly uncer-
tain. After a vigorous denunciation
of Germany on Monday, Sir Anthony
Eden has been striving to conciliate
France and secure the acceptance of
Germany's provisions of non-aggres-
sion pacts, air limitations and re-
entrance into the League. Reasons
for this have been:
1) Britain is anxious to settle the
question of the Rhine in order to
bring once again the attention of the
League to the question of oil sanctions
against Italy, and the only way to get
France's support for such sanctions
seems to be to stand firmly against
Germany. Nevertheless, too binding
a defensive pact with France is not
popular in England, and Eden, mind-
ful that the same issue cost his pre-
decessor, Sir Samuel Hoare, his job,
is bound not to commit the same er-
2) The life of the League depends
upon its taking a strong stand in the
present situation, and the League is
an institution dear to British diplo-
matists. If Germany can be brought
back into the fold, the League will be
stronger in acting against Italy. But
unless the League can give France
and Belgium satisfaction in their
present danger, it will cease to exist.
3) Should the present disturbance
grow to a war between Germany and
France, England would stand to lose
no matter which way it tourned out.
France would never forgive England
its failure to support it entirely in
this crisis, and Germany would re-
member its vague threats of sanc-
* * *; *
How Soon, O England?
French statesmen meanwhile are
wondering whether England is going
to wait until France is devastated be-
fore she begins to take her Locarno
obligations seriously. England's
pragmatic attitude in regarding the
reoccupation of the Rhine as not be-
ing an act of aggression has infuriat-
ed France and terrified Belgium.
Earlier in the week, Premier Saur-
raut announced in a radio talk that
France would not discuss the situa-
tion until Germany marched out
again, but later in the week he showed
a disposition to accept a maximum
of 10,000 German soldiers as enough
to indicate "symbolic" occupation, as
was suggested by Eden,
While the Chamber of Deputies
sent a commission to investigate the
frontiers and laid plans for enlarg-
ing the air force, the Senate ratified,
231 to 53, the Franco-Soviet pact
which provided the specific provoca-
tion for Germany's act. Opposition
which might have blocked the mea-
sure supported it for "patriotic" rea-
Thankfulness In Rome
Italy was silent. Dino Grandi made
it clear that, although Italy would be
glad to cooperate with England and
France, it would not vote for sanc-
tions against Germany, being op-
posed to sanctions on principle. The
occasion on the whole improved
Italy's position: with Italy partici-
pating in the discussion, sanctions
against it could scarcely be voted
later after this business was out of
the way; moreover this diversion of
attention seems to have saved Il
Duce from a face-to-face showdown
with England about the African ven-
Sunday came a mysterious order to
the Italian troops to cease firing, but
on Monday it was rescinded. Rome
denied all knowledge of the order,
and there seems little reason to be-
lieve that the order came from Mus-
solini. Italian troops in Africa are
pushing forward to Lake Tana, hop-
ing to meet in decisive battle the
forces led by the Emperor himself,
which are somewhere down around
Dessaye. Haile, Selassie has his eye
on the clouds, praying for rain.
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Germany appears to have commit-
ted a tactical error. Although it is
recognized that their long experience
with economic hardships has made
the German people inclined to mini-
mize the importance of keeping treat-
ies, their repudiation of an agree-
ment which was voluntarily entered
upon has created a genral skepti-
cism about their non-aggression of-
fers. Anxious to avoid the entrance
of Russia into European diplomacy,
and to avoid an Anglo-French noose
around Germany, Hitler has made
both fears realities.
A split in German internal affairs
seems to indicate that some of Hit-
ler's advisers at least were aware of
the consequences of the Rhineland
act. Schacht, minister of finance
and brains of the government, want-
ed to resign, but despite his protests,
those who were aware of the internal
prestige Hitler would gain by send-
ing troops into the Rhineland won
Northern New England's winter
blanket of three to five feet of snow
began to melt under a seven-inch rain
in the middle of last week, rolled
southward, and by yesterday caused
flood damage estimated at close to 50
million dollars, with nine dead and
many injured and homeless. Textile
plants, their basements often under
several inches of water, gave em-
ployes holidays; state highway de-
partments issued bulletins warning
against inter-city and inter-state
travel; and many railroads suspended
their regular runs indefinitely.
Elsewhere in the East, in New York,
New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, riv-
ers rose rapidly, caused severa]
deaths, and gave promises of enorm-
ous property damage. The Province
'of Quebec and Nova Scotia counted
upwards of ten dead.
The forecast was ominous: ThE
worst is yet to come for the more
heavily populated central New Eng-
land industrial towns.
The Black Committee
Everyone, it seemed, but Sen. Hugc
L. Black (Dem., Ala.) was criticizing
Sen. Hugo L. Black (Dem., Ala.) lasi
It was two weeks ago that Winston
Strawn & Shaw, Chicago lawyers
got a temporary injunction to pre-
vent Senator Black's committee fronm
seizing their telegrams. Last wee
on Monday Sen. William E. Bora
(Rep., Idaho) made a resolution de-
manding. that the Federal Communi-
cations Commission (which had beer
helping the Black Committee) sup-
ply the Senate with a detailed report
of the activities of all its agents "in
any inspection or alleged seizure of
telegrams and records of telephone
communications, or other private
communications to or from any point
in the United States." The resolu-
tion was passed, amid many diatribes.
Two days later Judge Wheat of the
Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia granted to the Chicago
lawyers a permanent injunction.
On Thursday William Randolph
Hearst, the publisher, began a fight
to keep a telegram to one of his edi-
tors from the Black committee. The
committee members, says Mr.
Hearst's complaint, "conspired, com-
bined and confederated together to
deprive the plaintiff of his constitu-
tional rights and liberties under the
first, fourth, and fifth amendments."
A Tax Suggestion
Bickering with Treasury officials
and attempting to solve perplexing
problems that have had to be faced
for the past two weeks, the Ways and
Means Committee put forward the
first definite plan for taxing un-
divided corporate profits since the,
President suggested such a tax two
weeks ago. The plan would contain
"cushion" reserves, Congressman
averred, even though Treasury of-
ficials have been cool toward such a
As the bill stands now in its in-
complete stage, a corporation might
withhold 40 per cent of its annual
profits and still pay less corporation
tax in relation to its total net income
than under the present law. The
present tax rate is 16.5 per cent,
whereas under this proposal it would
be 14.5 of the total net income, al-
though in relation to the 40 per
cent retained profits it would be 36.3
The increase in annual revenue to
the government, 620 million dollars.
would result largely in the full op-
eration of income and surtaxes on
that part of the corporate profits
distributed to stockholders.
The New York Strike
Since Mayor LaGuardia's proposal
of a week ago yesterday, which met
with no success because of the Realty
Advisory Board's refusal to arbitrate
on his terms, until Wednesday, the
building service employes' strike tar-
ried. Suddenly the board took its
first definite step since the strike be-,
gan when Walter Gordon Merritt,
counsel for the board, offered to arbi-
trate on the basis of the Curran
Award of last year and on wage
The following day negotiations fell
flat. The break, the board said, was
over the question of reinstatement of
all strikers without discrimination
and retention of employes hired dur-
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during the strike. Strike leader James
J. Bambrick unconditionally refused
to deal on this 17 s. end halled all
By Friday Mayor LaGuardia was
thoroughly (iSiS-ed as, fr that
maU-, he had beel all week. "Per-
sonal Viw or s tubbolniless on either
side," he said, "cannot be permitted
to prolong the dkadlock." So, he went
on to say, he hd anpointed a board
of survey of eminent ciwizens, "in
which I am sure the people of this
city have confidence."
The committee set to work yester-
day to iron out the one big stumbling
block in the way of settlement: The
question of rehiring all strikers. It
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