Foreign News: Netherlands

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The Dutch Senate voted against a bill prohibiting daylight saving time. The new time will probably come into effect on June 1. The question of daylight saving was the cause of a hot political dispute between the town dwellers and the agrarians. The former got up petitions signed by long lists of people among whom were many notables. The latter, who are very numerous, obtained the support of the Catholic Party; they declare that daylight saving time is entirely unfavorable to farming. It is clear that the Senate have overridden a majority demand in the interests of trade, which is affected by Holland's neighbors adopting the summer time schedule.