Respects Plea ofKing and Queen
Reply Given to Belgian and
Dutch Ministers; Has
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 14.—(INS)-Germany cannot accept French conditions demanding restoration of Austria, Czecho-Slovakia and Poland and therefore must reject the mediation offer of Queen Wilhelmina and King Leopold, according to the Amsterdám Telegraaf today.
The German reply, handed to the Dutch and Belgian ministers in Berlin at noon, stated that if Great Britain and France make no amended reply to the mediation proposal "they are blocking a peaceful solution of the conflict." (Editor's note: Britain's reply to the mediation offer merely asked guarantees against the threat of "constant and recurring aggression," but the French answer specifically demanded restoration of the independence of conquered German territories.)Hitler Says He Had No Alternative
BERLIN, Nov. 14. - (ÎNS) - Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler today politely rejected the offer of mediation made by Queen Wilhelmina and King Leopold on the ground| that Great Britain and France have openly announced - their determination to dismember and destroy the greater Reich.
FLINT IS FREE
TO SAIL HOME
Germany Makes Voluntary
Pledge Not to Molest
WASHINGTON, Nov, 14.—(INS)
—Government officials expressed hope today that there will be no slip up in Germany's voluntary pledge not to molest the American freighter City of Flint on its homeward voyage from Norway, provided she does not carry contraband. Fear had been felt in Washington that Germany might make fresh attempts to seize the vessel A German naval crew had held her as a prize for about 28 days but was forced to surrender her when they directed her into a neutral Norwegian port.
The freighter, in charge of Capt. Joseph A. Gainard and a crew of 41, was still in Bergen (Norway) harbor today trying to get a supply of fuel oil for the trip back to New York's port. Officials of the United States lines, who operate the freighter under charter, said the cargo would be discharged at Bergen and the return voyage made in ballast.