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PA-E"TWO THURSDAY, & "111-4-

Hholland Keeps He Caught T Bus...
In America
Dutch Government Makes
Its Ambassador Banker
Of All Funds In U.S.
United States' role as the world'sk
safety deposit box was emphasized I
anew today when it was estimated
that the Netherlands have at least
$200,000,000 of wealth in this coun-
try-and perhaps a much large/
All told, foreign governments and
eitizns have stored more than $11,-
000,O00,00O in the United States for E'
protection from war and other dan-
gers abroad.s
The Dutch Government recognized i
the American role of strongbox
keeper by appointing its Minister $
to Washington, Dr. A. Loudon, pay- $ r
master for all the far-flung Foreign
Services of the Netherlands Govern-b
ment "in case of emergency."
Holland feels assured that if Ger-V
many invades her, Dr. Loudon will t
be aided by the United States in - t
using Dutch money on deposit here Shwn as he left No. 10 Downing Street yesterday morning to face
:s the Dutch Government would an angryy louse of Commons, Neville Chamberlain, who declared Hitler
Want it used and not as a conquering had "missed the bus" in his Norwegian campaign, smiled wanly ata
army might dictate. photographers. The'House gave him a vote of confidence by a narrow p
If an invasion occurs and Pres- 200 tf 281 margin.
ident Roosevelt follows his action in
the cases of Denmark and Norway,
hiwill issue an executive order pro- 'R4lIWr' T o JB e 1ought
noney from the United States or
shipment of wealth to Holland ex-0
cept upon treasury license.n Agar nst Nazis In West
Besides sending wealth here, many a
goeigners have been secretly hoard- .
ing American currency in their na- By KIRKE L. SIMPSON duced a Nazi "protective" dash into
tiv.e lands. The amount of American (Associated Press Staff Writer) Norway falls flat against the now-
paper money filling foreign socks The Parliamentary row in London revealed picture of hastily extem-
sc flower py ofs is n known, ut over the ill-fated campaign in Nor- porized, poorly equipped and inade-
is estimated by officials in the hun-
dreds of millions of dollars. way has one affirmative value that quately supported Allied landing ex-_
American officials, who boast that cannot be overlooked as an indica- peditions sent to the Trondheim n
the. dollar is the "soundest currency tion of Allied war policy. area.
3, the world," have welcomed openly Whatever else comes of it, that It becomes obvious that the Allied
the safety-deposit box idea. When full-dress debate makes it glaringly High Command entered as unwill-f
Denmark and Norway were invaded, plain that from the start of the war, ingly upon the Norwegian campaign
Secretary of the Treasury Morgen- French and British strategists have scaspain-t
thau explained that the President's looked to the West front, not Scan- land. The unspoken burden of Prime
Qrder "freezing" Danish and Nor- dinavia nor the Balkans, as the place Minister Chamberlain's defense isf
wegian funds was "necessary to pro- where a military decision ultimately that conservation of Franco-British
tect the integrity of the United will be reached. phatrconre hat musFacomrtshon
;ates as a depository for interna- That did not enter into the two- power for what must come, soonc
tinal funds." day tide of recriminations that set or late, on the West Front or innt
Privately, aides explained that he the Chamberlain Ministry tottering, the low countries, was the dominant
meant that the United States would Yet the doleful picture of Allied un- Allied consideration and still is.
,esist Nazi conquerors who might readiness to meet Germany in Nor- An upsurge of fear in Holland "
try to force Danes or Norwegians to way affords a convincing denial of over a possible Nazi invasion gavec
bring their money home so the Ger- the Berlin charge that London and added force to that interpretation1
mans could confiscate it. Paris had planned an invasion of of what was left unsaid in the up-
Scandinavia to attack Germany's roar of debate at London.
--Baltic flank. One passage in Chamberlain's
H. W. CLARK It seems increasingly clear that speech to the House was especially
English Boo and Shoe Maker the Allied High Command had no important as explaining the real
Our shoe repair department-the thought at any time of permitting reason for the withdrawal from Nor-
best in the city. Prices are right. Norway to become a major fighting way and the simultaneous strength-
SoUTH FOREST AVENUE front. The German contention that ening of Allied naval forces in ther
an impending Allied invasion in- Mediterranean. That augmentationf
of Allied sea-power had immediatelyt
"quieted" the situation in that the-t
DAILY AT 2-4-7-9 P.M. atre, he said, with obvious reference1
to wavering Italy, Berlin's uncertaint
--Lust Times Today- axis mate.-
Whatever the truth about German
intentions to strike soon in the Lowr
Countries or in Southeastern Eu-
rope, it was made quite plain in the1
Parliamentary debate that every Al-
lied move of economic pressure or
A 20th CenturyFox Picturemilitary preparation centers on the1
thought of confining the war front,1
STARTS FRIDAY not expanding it. If there is to b E
war in the Balkans, it will result
MA E WEST W. C. FIELDS from the initiative of Germany or
" V LITTLE CHICKAwDEE" uher doubtful partners, Italy and
"~YLTL HCAE"Russia.
This conforms to the French the-
sis that the decisive clash of the war
will come on the West Front. Behind

that lies the fact that to the minds
of French and many neutral military
leaders the French home army mustf
be rated the most powerful and bestI
prepared fighting machine in the
DOWYour world.
It has gone as yet virtually un-
used. It is massed in the most pow-
erful fortifications the world has yet
S U known, the Maginot Line, or dis-
posed with the flower of Britain's
expanding army to meet a German
flank attack via Holland and Bel-
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Death Writes
iIler's Story
\otcd \Var 4Iorres.pondent
LONDON. May 3° A>-Webb Mil-
ler. 4 years old, veteran American
wvar corr'iespondent. for the United
Press. was found dead on a railway
rack in Southwest London early to-
lay, the victim of an accident in the
war-time blackout.
Authorities said they believed he
had suffered a fall from a moving
trai while attempting to leave his
compartment at Clapham Junction.
They said he apparently did not real-;
ze, in the blackout, that the trainj
already had left the station.
He suffered a hard blow on the
might side of the head. Although the
body was found at 5:.15 a.m., it was
believed the accident occurred short-
ly after 9 o'clock last night as Miller
was returning home after covering
the House of Commons debate on
the Norwegian campaign.
Miller, who was European News
Manager for the United Press Associ-
ations, had a colorful career as re-#
porter on a wide variety of war fronts,'
from Mexico in 1916 until the pres-
ent European conflict.
His experiences were recounted in
his autobiographical book, "I Found
No Peace," published in 1936.
A native of Dowagiac, Mich., Mil-
ler was an. employe on a passenger
steamboat on Diamond Lake, Mich.,
and a rural school teacher before he
took "a grandstand seat at the most
momentous show in history."
He went to Chicago in 1912, then
in rapid succession covered the Amer-
ican punitive expedition to Mexico
in 1916, reported inaWashington and
New York, and began his career in
Europe in 1917.
Besides the World War, which he
saw from the British and American
fronts in France, he covered the Riff
uprising in Morocco in 1925, the
Ethiopian invasion, the Spanish Civil
War, the Russian-Finnish War of a

Michigan Men Oppose Pe Womn Flyer
Teaim TodayInEngtinle Debate SpeaksToday,
Mrs. H. B. Britton To Talk
To University Flyers

Mrs. H. B. Britton, prominent wo-
man flyer, will be the gutest speake~r
at the University of Michigan Flying
Club meeting at 8 p.m. today in the
Union. She will discuss ."How To
Obtain an Instrument Rating."
Mrs. Britton obtained her instru-
ment rating on December 15. 1939,
at the Detroit City Airport under
II. 0. Setter. This rating requires
intensive study and labor and is
held by less than ten women in the
United States. Setter is now in-
structor for the Link Trainer at the
University in the Civil Aeronautics
Authority flight training program.
In 1936 and 1938, Mrs. Britton was
president of the 99 clubs, the only
national organization for woman
flyers and has continually tried to
stimulate aviation among women.
She has flown over 1,000 hours.

Shown, left to right, are Alec Pentland, Norman Taylor, Max
Anning and John Hlammelef, who form the Michigan team.
Four men from Michigan will go and John Hammelef, '42E, are alter-
to Indianapolis today to contest with nates for the Michigan squad.
a team from Purdue University for The debate will take place at 8 p.m.
a $50 prize offered by the Society of in the Antler's Hotel under the aus-
Automotive Engineers in a debate pices of the Indiana Section of the3
on the comparative advantages of the Americar Society of Automotive En-!
two and four stroke diesel engines. gineers. Members of the Purdue
Maxwell Anning, '41E, and Norman negative team are R. 0. Duckworth
'Taylor, '42E, make up the Michigan and R. E. Potts of the mechanical
team which will take the affirmative engineering school.
of the question, "Resolved, That the Judges for the debate will be
Two Cycle Diesel Offers Greater Frank Jordine of Cleveland, 0., Macy
Commercial Possibilities for the Auto- Orville Teetor of Hagarstown, Ind.,
motive Field than Does the Four and Prof. Charles E. Walters of In-
Cycle Diesel." Alec Pentland, '42E, dianapolis, Ind.
Prof. Fuller Comments On Defeat
Of Wage-Hour Act Amendments

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'Southern Bloc' Frustrates
Needed Improvements
In Present Labor Law

few months ago, and a host of other The recent defeat of the amend-
historic events such as the Munich ments to the wages, and hours act re-
conference and the German march presents both a gain and a setback to
into Czecho-Slovakia. friends of labor legislation, according
(From President Roosevelt in to Prof. Richard C. Fuller of the so-
Washington, through his secretary, ciology department.
Stephen Early, came an expression He explained that a victory was
of "deep regret" at the death of gained 2n the sense that harmful
Miller, "one of the outstanding measures to the act were kept out
American correspondents in Europe.") but that it was a defeat because
necessary improvements were not
War u m mar "There is room for amendments
because of several justified com-
(By The Associated Press) plaints," he declared, "but inteili-
LONDON - Chamberlain Govern- gent and honest efforts by friends of
ment saved by 280 to 200 vote of con- the law have been frustrated because
fidence in House of Commons; whenever reasonable amendments
Churchill accepts "fullest responsi- have been proposed the southern bloc
bility" foradefeat in Norway, says from the cheap labor states have in-
Britain's difficulties arose from fail- sisted on additional amendments
ure to achieve air parity with Ger- which would wreck the act."
many. Blames Poll Tax Bloc
BERLIN-Germans declare readi- Professor Fuller contended that in-
ness to match blow for blow with telligent revision of the act had been
Allies anywhere and anytime; re- delayed by the rash and roughshod
port Allied columns raided and two methods of the "poll tax bloc." Be-
cruisers hit in Narvik area. cause of the disenfranchising device
ROME-Fascist report describes l of the poll tax, these southern con-
Italy's attitude as "pre-belligerency" gressmen only represent a small pro-
rather than "non-belligerency"; Pope portion of the people who would be
expresses new fears of war's spread. effected by an emasculation of the
AMSTERDAM-Influential com- act, he pointed out. He cited the
mentators suggest elaborate defense Barden bill which extended exemp-
preparations prompted by desire to tions to almost every enterprise con-
test preparedness and not by any cerned with the processing of agri-
immediate threat. cultural commodities. Other propos-
PARIS-Reynaud calls two Cabi- als even more drastic were submitted.
net meetings today (Thursday). Recommends Clarification
BUDAPEST-British support re- "The large northern industries are
ported offered Hungary if Hungarians not affected by the wage provisions,
elect to resist any Nazi move to send because they are already paying high-
troops through their territory; direct er wages," he declared. "The Norton
answer withheld pending possibility bill attempted, however, to remedy a
of such move, situation which the Northern employ-

ers had complained about. That is
time and a half pay for overtime
which the present act requires for all
salaried employees. Many have felt
this is a burden especially in the
case of a white collar worker who is
making more than 200 dollars a
month," he asserted.'
Another improvement which Pro-
fessor Fuller feels should be made is
a clarification of administrative 'pro-
cedure. "In its present form," he
said, "it is loosely drawn, indefinite
and vague in several places."
It is evident that a majority in the
the House are in sympathy with the
act, Professor Fuller concluded, be-
cause they have refused to emascu-
late it.

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