NETHERLANDS: Big Navy

" Big Navy "

Jonkheer D. J. De Geer, Dutch Minister of Finance, resigned from the Cabinet because he did not agree with his colleagues over the Big Navy Program sponsored by Admiral van Karnebeek (TIME, May 19). This fact led to a wide popular outburst on the part of the Dutch people against the proposed Government plan to increase the Navy, which means that the taxpayers will be burdened with new taxation at a time when economy should be the paramount consideration, especially since the Ruhr occupation has had disastrous effects on Dutch trade. There seems little chance of the...

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