"Never before," said gloomy J. de Fesche of the Société Céramique last week. "in the history of the Dutch ceramic industry was the situation as catastrophic as now." Other Dutch potters sadly nodded their heads. The fall of the pound has enabled British potmakers to dump their receptacles in Holland.

All the Netherlands sank to a new low last week. Japan's abandonment of the gold standard threatened the Dutch textile trade in the East. Eighteen thousand spinners and weavers walked out of 31 factories rather than accept a new wage cut. In Amsterdam...

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