3 MAY 1924, Page 2

In the Daily News of last Saturday Sir Frederick Maurice,

writing from Dortmund, reported that the Italian engineers in the Ruhr had suddenly demanded that their country should take part in the M.I.C.U.M:J agreements. This action, he felt, showed that M. Poiu4 care had no intention of ending the economic occupation: of the Ruhr, and was in direct contradiction to Signor IussoUA's acceptance - of the Experts' Report in entirety. It seems doubtful, however, whether the Italian action will really make a final settlement more difficult. If M. Poincare is induced to relax his hold it should not be difficult to induce the Italians also.

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