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 - POLISH EMIGRANT ! TRAFFIC English Companies and...
POLISH EMIGRANT ! TRAFFIC English Companies and Governroent: (Frora a Correspondent.) Warsaw, January 26. It was announced in these columns on December. 17 last that the Polish Government had issued a Decree requiring requiring that foreign shipping companies companies engaged in the transport of Polish emigrants to the American Continent Continent must either establish direct services jfrorn a Polish port (Danzig or Gdynia) or suffer the cancellation of their operating concessions in this country. They were given until January 15 to agree to comply with the new regulation or otherwise their activities as to emigrant traffic must be liquidated by June 30, 1931. Since it is manifestly impossible for British steamship companies to establish direct sailings from Poland to North America, and equally so for French companies, - - ich handle the bulk of emigrant traffic to South America, it was abundantly clear that the purpose of this Decree was to drive foreign shipping companies out of Poland, so that the Government could salvatre some of its investment in the former Baltic-American Baltic-American Baltic-American Line, which now runs under the Polish nag between Gdynia and New York. At the back of all this, of course, is the political object of buildins ud a Polish mercantile marine and making it appear that loaynia ana trie Uorridor" are indispensable indispensable to Poland's development. While the English shipping companies companies had no direct means of retalia tion atrainst the PoliFth finvprnmpri their relations with the Canadian lines bave matle it possible to strike back at the Poles. With the United Rtflf and several of the South American Republics Republics now virtually closed to Polish immigration, this country can ill afford to have Canada closed nlso. Since, however, the Canadian shipping lines have a very stronjr . influence over raunigrant colonisation in Canada, they have been instrumental within the nmt. week in bringing about the withdrawal of the Canadian Irnrnifrration Inspector and his staff from Danzig, so that Polish emigrants must now go to some ozner jiuropean port tor examination ana visa oeiore being allowed to embark embark for the Dominion.' ' Instead of diverting emigrant traffic to the Polish steamship 1ne therefore, - the Government, have succeeded only in making it more difficult and expensive for their own citizens to Teach Canada. Thafc - the Polish - Government - have lost -their -their Lends seems to be, indicated by the fact that -within -within the last day or two they have notified the English shipping companies operating in Poland that, having failed to -comply -comply with the Decree of November 20 last, they most forth h. begin the liquida- liquida- THE DISCOVERY FOG-BOUND FOG-BOUND FOG-BOUND Watched by Blue Whales (From Sir Douglas Mawson.) On Board the Discovery, J uary 26. This morning we moved west, and are now in 240 fathoms of water in latitude 65,10, long. 109.30. This is dead reckoning of our position, for the sun has been obscured by fog for several days. While thus fog and weather bound we are still able to prosecute much scientific work. To-day To-day To-day the marine life has been particularly abundant. Professor Johnston and other zoologists are working overtime to deal effectually with the catches. Netting taken between 500 and' 550 fathoms surpasses anything thus far experienced at such a distance below the surface. In this instance there is more life in deeper water than nearer the surface. Many varieties of fish in addition to multitudes of invertebrate life are represented. "While one of the nets was being hauled in two blue whales became inter ested in the operation. After examining examining the steel wire of the hauling cable at the stern of the ship one of the whales followed the cable down towards the net. For a time we contemplated with anxiety the possibility of securing this undesirably large and embarrassing embarrassing catch, but the monster evidently lost interest before reaching the net. (World copyright reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part forbidden.) STAGHOUNDS AND TAXATION Quantock's Future in Doubt (From our Correspondent.) Mutehead, Friday.. It-is It-is It-is announced here to-day to-day to-day that .Sir Dennis Boles, Master of the - Quantock Staghounds, has informed the committee that owing io the heavy burden of taxation taxation he -cannot -cannot continue mastership titer the "end of the present season: . For nmy year3 Sir Dennis Boles has virtually maintained the hunt. Hunt officials ore holding a special meeting, on "Saturday to consider the prospects for the hunt's" continuance. fcion of their emigrant transport activities activities in Poland, and complete such liquidation by June. 30 next. . As. the- the- shipping companies .arc undoubtedly undoubtedly working together with the Canadian lines in this -matter, -matter, they have the Polish Government in a very uncomfortable position, from -which -which it now, seems to be trying to bluff its way Mr. - slrr boutn Price Oieat Mr. Batu, met Mr. Road. Mr. Mr. Vue St. tssei, and Mr. and Whitehall Great lion. 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  1. The Guardian,
  2. 31 Jan 1931, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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